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Today's News

  • GTI awarded $50,000 AT&T grant

    Gadsden Technical Institute’s faculty and students applauded and grinned from ear to ear as AT&T executives presented a check for $50,000 to the school for technology improvements to its programs today.

    Written as a 20/20 grant in 2008, the awaded funds will improve, enhance and update GTI’s existing technology for secondary and post-secondary career and technical education programs.

  • Billions in stimulus dollars available to states for education

    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced that $44 billion in stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be available to states in the next 30 to 45 days. The first round of funding will help avert hundreds of thousands of estimated teacher layoffs in schools and school districts while driving crucial education improvements, reforms and results for students.

  • Crist, Sink unveil Sunshine spending Web site to help track taxpayer dollars

    Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink announced Tuesday a new Web site that will allow Floridians to track how state government spends their taxpayer dollars: www.MyFlo-ridaCFO.com/SunshineSpending.

    The launch of the Sunshine Spending Web site comes during Sunshine Week, the annual celebration of Florida’s dedication to making state and local government more accessible to the public.

  • Contractor considers options for SR 267 asphalt operation

    Chuck Roberts of C.W. Roberts Contracting Inc. has 30 days to decide whether he will request the Gadsden Couny Planning and Zoning Commission hear his request for a variance or whether he will shut down his operation on State Road 267.

  • Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Report

    • Anthony Swatts: VOP/ Forgery/Uttering-Utter Forged

    • Richard Jackson: FTA-FOE Arraignment/ROWOV

    • Devontiah Jones: Violation of Community Control

    • Pedrico Starr: Warranty Arrest

    • Jonathan Heard: Open warrant on FTA/DWSLR

    • Shawonda Davis: Violation of Injuction

    • Lamar Ray: Charge of possession of concealed firearm, possession of firearm by convicted felon, possession of burglary tools

    • Ezra Stuckey: Violation of community control

  • EGHS cheer squad takes eighth place in competition

    East Gadsden High School’s competitive cheerleading squad took eighth place in the FHSAA state competition March 14. The Jaguar team competed in the non-tumbling division. The 12-member co-ed squad entertained the judges and audience with a routine choreographed by D&D Choreography of Tallahassee. Angela G. Sapp and Cametra Bryant coach the team, including Ridrina Ford, Clarissa York, Shanqueria Wiggins, Briana Rollinson, Kamissica Huggins, Seleah Gainous, Kyrstn Murray, jamia’ McNealy, Shyndell Hall, Patrice Brown, Prenis Ashle and Heneziah Jackson.

  • EGHS drops district contests

    The East Gadsden baseball team lost district games to Rickards and Godby last Thursday and Friday and the team’s record fell to 8-5.

    Rickards defeated the Jaguars Thursday at Corry Field 12-8 after jumping off to a 7-0 lead after two innings.

    John Price, Montez Fryson, Cameron Jackson and Cedric Atkins each had two hits to help East Gadsden in their come back but the home team couldn't quite catch up.

    Bobby Britham was the winning pitcher for Rickards and Lamar Turner and Ryan Welke had a pair of hits each.

  • Jags compete in Panama City

    The East Gadsden track team competed in a meet at Godby last Tuesday, then ran in the North Florida Relays in Panama City Saturday.

    In girls action at Godby, Jasmine Allen was second the 400-meter, Sharla Chavers was fifth in the 400-meter, Torriah Bell was seventh in the 100-meter, Destiney Atkins was fourth in the distance medley, and Bell placed first in the triple jump, third in the high jump and third in the long jump.

    Allen, Mildreka Hobley, Chavers and Latonya Chandler won the 1,600-meter relay.

  • Munroe splits games in Altha

    The R. F. Munroe softball team gave it out and took it in a pair of games Saturday in Altha.

    The Bobcats hammered Malone in the first game and then got hammered by Arnold in the second contest.

    Munroe scored 15 first-inning runs and went on to defeat Malone 21-3 in their first game.

  • Big Bend kicks off league play

    The fledgling Big Bend Adult Baseball League will have is first taste of action this weekend in Chattahoochee in a preseason classic.

    There will be three games Saturday with the Jackson County A's taking on the Quincy All-Stars at 2 p.m. At 4:30 the Liberty County Dawgs will play the Calhoun Horsemen. At 7 p.m. the host team Chattahoochee Red Birds will play a yet-to-be-named opponent.

    Sunday's action will begin at 2 p.m.

    Admission is free for all games.