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Today's News

  • Meningitis kills teen

    A 13-year-old student at Shanks Middle School passed last Wednesday after developing a rare and fatal, but non-communicable form of meningitis, school officials say.
    Amber McDaniel was a seventh-grader who had not recently been in school, Superintendent Reginald James said. She had developed bacterial meningitis.
    Health officials would not disclose  specifics of Amber’s case, but did confirm a case of bacterial meningitis in Gadsden County and said the form is not usually spread between people.

  • Quincy man accused of homicide

    A Quincy man was stabbed in the neck by his girlfriend’s son and subsequently died, the Quincy Police Department reports.
    Dominic Cofield, 31, of Quincy, has been charged with homicide in the death of 58-year-old James E. Baker.
    QPD reports Baker and Cofield had been together throughout the day, working in Tallahassee, and had come home for a short time during which Baker ate and Cofield drank vodka. They then left and sought work in St. Hebron, returning several hours later involved in an argument.

  • Suggestions to end Arts Trail plan?

    Five-dollar fees will be added to civil traffic violations in the county and used to fund driver education programs at public and non-public schools in the county, the Board of County Commissioners decided at their Tuesday night meeting.  
    The Gadsden County School Board submitted a letter to the county requesting the fee be added to the county’s civil traffic violations as it has been added in other Florida counties so the school board can use the money for programs at West Gadsden and East Gadsden high schools, according to meeting filings.

  • Grace Notes February 25, 2016

    By NANCY KENNEDY
    Ask a group of restaurant servers which is their least favorite shift to work and their number one answer will be Sunday after church.

    It seems we churchgoers are a cranky bunch when we’re hungry, and that’s putting it politely.

    Their consensus of us is that we’re demanding and rude. We sit in large groups and stay longer than we should, discussing the morning’s sermon (or latest church gossip), commenting on the heathens at the nearby table drinking Bloody Marys.

  • Praise & Worship February 25, 2016

    Women’s conference set in Alabama
    The eighth annual Women of Power Conference will be Feb. 25 to 27 at beautiful Lake Point Resort in Eufala, Ala. Whether you are seeking healing, salvation, spiritual renewal or just a closer walk with God you don’t want to miss this conference, unlike any other. Guest speakers include: the Rev. Cliff Kirkland, Evang. Polly Armstrong, Sis. Janie Kirkland, Rev. Eva Howell, Sis. Judy Glisson. For information, visit www.womenofpower2009.com or kdurden573@mail.com/. Phone: 850-209-8429 or glissonjudy@yahoo.com

  • Rethinking Education

    BY Bill Hoatson

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    “Tra-la-la, tweedlee dee dee, it gives me a thrill to wake up in the morning to the mockin’ bird’s trill.”
    I’ll bet many of you remember those unforgettable song
    lyrics.
    For those of you too young to remember this great singing lady from long ago, those are just some of the words from one of her most famous songs, “Mockin’ Bird Hill.”

  • Lady Jags play furiously, lose state champs slot

    Eleven points separated the East Gadsden Lady Jaguars from the Brooks-Debartolo School, and those same 11 points denied the team a chance to play for the 4A State Championship.  Even worse, the Jaguars, who led at the end of the first quarter, were ahead
    51-50 with four minutes remaining in the game, but a furious rally, spurred by a

  • Jags fall to Bolles

    This past Saturday,  East Gadsden’s playoff run ended on their home floor against Bolles High of Jacksonville. The Jaguars came out with a lot of energy and confidence at the start of their regional final game against Bolles High, and after a big 8-point quarter by Amaru Bryant, they held a 13-12 lead at the start of the second quarter.

  • Getting back on track?