Today's News

  • Panthers win at free-throw line

    Last Friday in a Thanksgiving tournament hosted by Rickards High, West Gadsden found themselves matched up against a scrappy P.K. Yonge team from Gainesville. Both teams played a very physical game on the defensive end of the court, which led to many trips to the free-throw line. The Panthers played solid offense for the final two minutes of the second quarter. Two big shots from the charity strip by senior forward Mark Bradwell, gave West Gadsden  22-19 lead at the intermission.

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  • Scorpions aim to make a statement

    After competing for the first time on the junior varsity level last season, Crossroad Academy is embarking upon their first varsity season in the school’s history this year under the leadership of Andonte Gennie, who lead the JV team this past season.
    Coach Gennie has plans to build a solid foundation for his school’s program during this season.
    “In my first year I look to have a positive influence on these young men on and off the court. My main goal for this year is to make sure that we grow as a team week in and week out.”

  • Jags rebuilding around youth

    A few months after winning their district and ultimately falling in the Regional Finals, East Gadsden Jaguar Coach Reginald Cunningham watch the majority of his team walk across the graduation stage. As a result, East Gadsden’s leader will enter this season with a lot of youthful

  • Panthers ready to take final step

    Over the past three seasons, the West Gadsden High School Panthers have made three consecutive appearances in the Regional Finals, which all resulted in tough losses to Chipley High.
    But this year, Coach Moten’s basketball squad is pushing for a different result.
    This year West Gadsden will have a very experienced group of players on the hardwood, including eight seniors.
    In preparation for the season, Moten said he implemented “a lot of cardio, such as sprinting, running hills and jumping rope.”

  • Midway honors Miss FAMU
  • New fire chief a familiar face

    Quincy officially has a new fire chief.  Although he is still fairly new to the position, Chief Curtis Bridges is no stranger to the department. 

                The Quincy native has been fighting fires in Gadsden County for 28 years.

                Bridges said he attended schools in the Gadsden County’s public school system and graduated from Shanks’ Class of 1982.

  • Two more face charges in teen’s death

    Two more arrests have been made in connection with the death of 17-year-old JaVontez T. Thomas.
    On Wednesday, Oct. 28, the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office concluded the investigation of the teen’s death with the arrests of 57-year-old Michael Butler and 24-year-old Christina Harris.  
    Both suspects were charged with aggravated child neglect and manslaughter.

  • Volunteers taking steps to stop a killer in its tracks

    As Breast Cancer Awareness Month came to an end, dozens of Gadsden County residents joined Sheriff Morris Young as he walked across the county.
    The fourth annual Sheriff’s Breast Cancer Awareness Walk began in Midway at 6 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, and ended more than 12 hours and 34 miles later in Chattahoochee.
    This year, more than 60 people came out to participate.  Some walked from beginning to end, while others only logged a few miles.

  • An unplugged afternoon

    Who would think a plastic bin filled with popcorn kernels would be so captivating.  
    At Rocky Comfort Farm, it’s a big hit with the children.  
    When they’re not jumping in a bin of dried corn kernels, there freely running around the farm that sits on 230 acres of land.
    Rocky Comfort didn’t open last year due to a series of unfortunate circumstances, but this year the fall tradition continues.
    Though this year there was no millet maze or huge pumpkin patch, their guest didn’t seem to mind.