Today's News

  • Praise & Worship January 21, 2016

    Twice blessed
    at Steward Temple

    Steward Temple AME Church, Pastor Louisa L. Thomas, and congregation invite the community to their annual Dual Day Celebration. The program will be at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Jan. 24.  The guest speaker will be the Rev. Greg Taylor and the Church of Excellence of Quincy.  The guest speaker for the 4 p.m. service will be Minister Sharikita Hutley of Mount Olive Freewill Baptist Church of Quincy.  The church is at 85 Woodward Road.  Come out and fellowship with us at “The Temple.”

  • Grace Notes January 21, 2016

    I rarely make New Year’s resolutions, and I’m not sure if this counts as one, but around the end of December I noticed that whenever I was in church my eyes would be drawn to the big steel crossbeam in my favorite window.
    I’d look at it, unable to look away, and think about what it means, why the cross was necessary in human history and my part in it.
    I’d think about sin, my sin, and I’d find myself praying, “God, show me my sin, that I might hate it as much as you do.”

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    It’s been a while since I’ve taken early morning walks in the cold.
    Not since living in Tucson a decade ago do I recall walking with gloves and hat on when the temperatures were at the freezing mark.
    The only difference is that in Tucson I wore my cowboy hat, and here, in Aiken, I wore my Carolina Gamecocks baseball cap.
    What I thought most about along my walk this morning is how fortunate I am to have a wonderful, brick home with plenty of heat and hot water, and living like royalty compared to those who are homeless.

  • Aucilla Warriors slip past Bobcats

    By Dillon Appleman


  • District basketball tourneys ahead for Gadsden girls

    This past week marked the final week of district play for our four county girls basketball teams.  This week the teams will fine-tune their skills and next week is district tournament time!  
    In play last week, the East Gadsden Lady Jaguars defeated Maclay 68-35.  
    Munroe and Tallavana met up on Tuesday night at Munroe, and Tallavana held on for a low-scoring 28-23 win.  Tallavana Christian lost to Liberty County 68-48 the week before.  

  • Panthers cut loose on Tigers

    West Gadsden cruised to a huge victory at home this past Friday against Jefferson County. The Panther’s offense explosion began with a huge dunk by Mark Bradwell at the beginning of the contest. The home team held its offensive momentum throughout the entire first two quarters of play, and took a 37-19 advantage into the third period.

  • Midway to change charter

     Proposals to revise Midway’s city charter will be placed on the city’s special election ballot in April, the city’s council members decided earlier this month.
    Three changes to the charter are being proposed: 1) to downsize the number of council members from seven to five; 2) to change their compensation based on budget language and financial status of the city; 3) to alter the way the city votes on agenda items allowing for all votes voice votes as well as polling of council members individually.

  • Bainbridge man dies in Midway crash on I-10

    A wrong way crash that occurred on I-10 near Midway early Monday morning left a Bainbridge man dead.
    The driver who had been traveling in the wrong lane was injured and in critical condition, Florida Highway Patrol reports.
    According to FHP, Cal Crombie, 20, was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-10 near exit 192 around 3:30 a.m. when he collided head-on with an SUV being driven by Kyle Duke, 43, of Bainbridge, Ga.
    The collision caused Duke’s SUV to overturn, and the vehicle was then hit by another vehicle.

  • Lawson to run for Congress

    Gretna son and former state legislator Al Lawson announced last week his intentions to run for Florida’s newly configured congressional district five, which encompasses a region of North Florida stretching from Jacksonville to Gadsden County.

  • Woman wins Tobacco Lawsuit

    R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company should pay a Gadsden County woman $11 million for causing her laryngeal cancer, jurors decided last Wednesday.

    The woman’s payout will likely be closer to $6.3 million  as jurors also found her to be somewhat at fault for developing cancer and the judge is expected to lower the damages payout based on the woman‘s partial fault.