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Today's News

  • Allegedly Speaking...

    Transparency is the new black. At least, that appears to be the case as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Florida’s public records law.

    We  at the Times vigorously support your right as our readers and the public’s right in general to know what our elected and appointed leaders are doing. We believe strongly that you should be able to check and see if your child’s teacher is qualified to teach. It is your right to know if your kid’s soccer coach has a domestic violence or drug abuse record.

  • Contemplations...

    Just when I think I've heard it all, I come across an official report that makes me wonder what some people are thinking.

    Picture this: You're driving down the street and come upon a car accident. There are no other cars around and it looks like a pretty bad one-car accident. For most people, even the faint of heart, the first instinct would be to check to see if anyone is in the car, if the person is injured and get help.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    Why is it so difficult for a veteran, proud of his service to his country, in good physical and mental condition, and able to fit into his up-to-date, authorized uniform, to find a Veterans Day parade to march in?

    In the past I have actually shown up for a parade in uniform and early enough to be given a spot somewhere in the parade to march and ended up watching as a spectator.  I have felt embarrassed and like I was a military hero wanna-be.

  • Church Briefs

    • First Baptist Church in Quincy holds Sunday School each week at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 10:55. Sunday evening worship begins at 6 p.m. Sunday morning worship services are broadcast on Sunday events at 6 p.m. on 93.3 FM.

    • Church services at Mt. Pilgrim Primitive Baptist Church are held the first, second and fourth Sundays at 11 a.m., and at 8 a.m. on the third Sunday of each month. Church school begins at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday morning.

  • Community Calendar

    Gadsden Senior Services will host a health fair Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Simon Scott Center in Quincy. The fair will focus on diabetes, with guest speaker Otis Kirksey of FAMU. Call 627-9758 for more information.

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  • Jags topple Bradford Tornadoes

    The East Gadsden Jaguars were in action last Friday night as they traveled to Starke to take on the Bradford Tornadoes.

    Bradford took the early 3-0 lead after a big play set up a Tyler Cubbedge field goal but the Jags answered quickly when freshmen Jarrell Reynolds returned the ensuing kickoff a school record 89 yards for a touchdown. It was only the second kickoff return for a score in school history. The East Gadsden defense then held and went on a scoring drive capped by a Wiley Williams 5-yard touchdown run.

  • Lady Cats win in district play

    The Robert F. Munroe volleyball team rallied from an opening match loss to Altha in the Class A District 2 semifinals on Tuesday before a boisterous and supportive student body. The chanting, clapping and all-around revelery kept the Altha team on edge and prevented them from communicating – a fundamental very important in volleyball.

  • Bobcats beat top rival Aucilla Christian in slugfest, 27-20

    The Bobcats of Robert F. Munroe and the Warriors of Aucilla Christian met in their annual slugfest last Friday night, with the Bobcats prevailing 27-20 in a runaway that was almost too close for comfort.  

    Both teams arrived with sub-.500 records and rosters weakened by injuries. The Warriors had soundly defeated the Bobcats in the prior two meetings and looked to maintain their current dominance in the series that has spanned four decades.  

  • Up for a good scare? Try Castle Dread in Havana

    In the mood for a good scare? Do you like to slink about in graveyards? Do you enjoy seances and hanging out with ghouls, ghosts and other scary creatures? Do things that go bump in the night make your skin crawl with delight?

    If you answered yes to any of the above, head on out to Terror on 12: Castle Dread.

    Castle Dread, located on Highway 12 in Havana, is the brainchild of Debbie Tanner, who dreamed up the haunted attraction 18 years ago.

  • Source of malnourished horse being investigated

    A horse abandoned at the Gadsden County Animal Shelter on Oct. 10 has been named Horse A while authorities try to sort out what happened to the malnourished animal.

    "The vet said this is a clear case of neglect and cruelty. This is one of the worse cases he has seen," said County Administrator Johnny Williams. He said the county will investigate how the animal came to be in that condition and turn the findings over to the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office or the state attorney.