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Today's News

  • Munroe, Tallavana seeing district action

    The Munroe Bobcats dropped their final two games of the regular season this past week to end their regular season winless.  Tallavana Christian was idle.  
    JEFFERSON COUNTY  73
    MUNROE 36
    The team travelled to Monticello to face the Tigers and came home with a loss.  Jefferson County led 38-23 at halftime.
    Munroe did have two players in double figures.  Isaiah Glynn scored 12 points for the Bobcats and Max Rhinehart added 10 points on 6-for-8 shooting from the free-throw line.  
    WEWAHITCHKA  57

  • Three county girls teams facing districts

    This past week’s district tournament sent only one county  team home, but allowed three teams to advance to state series competition. One team, West Gadsden, emerged with a championship trophy, while two teams, East Gadsden and Tallavana Christian, continue to compete despite losing the finals.  
    West Gadsden

  • Rivals return to the hardwood — for the last time?

    Every year the Jaguars and Panthers square off twice a year on the hardwood, once at East Gadsden’s gym and once at Shank’s gym on West Gadsden’s senior night game. Unlike all the other games at Shanks, this past Friday’s game was uniquely significant. If the district follows through on its plan to merge the schools next school term it will mean that the rivalry has come to an abrupt end.

  • Season’s end in sight for Gadsden boys this week

    Robert F. Munroe
    The Bobcats dropped three games last week in their next to last week of the regular season.  
    ALTHA 60
    MUNROE 42
    Down by only four points at halftime, the Bobcats were outscored 32-18 in the second half for the loss. Isaiah Glynn and Matthew Salters combined for 27 points and seven three-pointers.  Salters and Max Reinhard each pulled down seven rebounds in the loss.
    LIBERTY 69
    MUNROE 42

  • Gadsden girls basketball: tourneys ahead

    West Gadsden
    The West Gadsden Lady Panthers dropped their last two games of the season by a total of five points.  First they lost 44-42 to Chiles and then lost three days later to Godby by a 55-52 score
    The team will be participating in the 1A District 4 tournament this week as the No. 1 seed.  The team finished 6-0 in district play and will participate in their four-team tournament this week at Liberty County.  The finals are at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2.
    East Gadsden

  • Quincy man dies in shooting

    A Sunday night shooting has left a Quincy man dead and his family grieving.  
    Shalaunda Nealy said she was in her upstairs apartment washing dishes with her daughter Key’Lasha Thomas when the sound of gunshots rang out at Gadsden Arms, an apartment complex.
    Key’Laysha said when she heard the first gunshot she dropped the dish and asked her mother if she heard it.
    “Lord, I hope that’s not my baby,” was Nealy’s response, both women said.
    Both women said they then heard five or six more shots.

  • Small community celebrates new traffic light

    The Concord traffic light in Havana is finally up and running.  It was originally slated to go up last fall, but was pushed back because of the holidays and weather conditions.
    County officials and citizens met at the corner of Fairbanks Ferry Road and Concord Road on Tuesday, Jan. 30, for an activation ceremony.
    Gadsden County Commission Chairwoman Sherrie Taylor welcomed everyone and followed up with a prayer.
    Citizens were also given an opportunity to speak at the ceremony.

  • State Rep. Alexander talks jobs at chamber event

    At this past Thursday’s Go Gadsden meeting, newly elected State Rep. Ramon Alexander gave an update on what he has been working on.
    Alexander said this year the Legislature is being asked to cut $3 million to $5 million from education — grades K through 12 and the state and university system.
    In an effort to cause chaos, Alexander said other members of the Legislature are trying to pit projects against
    each other.
    “Not in my back yard,” Alexander said.  “You can cut everybody else’s stuff, but not mine.”

  • GEMS students become published poets

    Sixteen Gadsden Elementary Magnet School students are now published authors.  
    Their poems were selected by Young Writers of America’s panel of educators to be published in a book titled “Award-Winning Young Writers of America.”
    The topics the students wrote on were “The World as I See It” and “What my Family Means to Me.”
    LaTasha Dilworth-Porter, the students’ English and language arts teacher, said this is her first year entering students in a poetry contest.  

  • Plans for school closings cause concerns

    Concerned citizens came out to the school board meeting Tuesday, Jan. 24, to voice their opinions on proposed of school consolidations.
    Barbara Brown said Gretna Elementary, one of the schools that’s proposed to be closed, is the rock of her community.  She said she was also worried about the overcrowding of classrooms and safety issues if the schools are combined.  Brown said there were many fights when Quincy and Havana students were combined to form East Gadsden High School.