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Today's News

  • Havana apartment burns

    A fire completely destroyed an apartment at Havana Heights on Monday night, leaving a family displaced and their immediate neighbors temporarily unable to return to their own apartments.

    Though an incident report drafted by the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office says the cause of the fire is undetermined, some of the apartment’s tenants and witnesses who saw the fire begin believe the cause was an in-wall air conditioning unit with frayed electrical circuits.

  • Corder gets 30-month sentence

    After making a tearful plea to the judge for no jail time, former captain of the GCSO Jim Corder was sentenced to 30 months in prison and one year of subsequent probation for  crimes committed in relation to stealing $1,785 from an
    arrestee.
    In addition, Corder will have to repay the victim in full for the stolen money.
    Corder will have to surrender himself to prison officials June 1. Instead of requiring Corder to immediately report to prison, the judge granted him an extension request so Corder could watch his daughter graduate from high school.

  • Gadsden school official to be honored at FAMU

    When Rosalyn West Smith graduated from FAMU in the fall of 1972, she made a pointed decision to serve the educational needs of children growing up in her native county. Now that she’s done so for 42 years — being appointed principal at schools across the county and leading the county’s efforts in magnet and alternative education — she will be honored this Friday by being inducted into FAMU’s Gallery of Distinction, an honor reserved for the school’s alumni who greatly impact their communities.

  • Leading the way

    Pews were filled in New Bethel AME Church on Friday night when seven local leaders were honored as a part of the church’s kick off event for Easter weekend.

  • QPD nabs burglary suspect

    A Quincy man was recently arrested in connection with a string of burglaries targeting Quincy convenience stores, according to arrest documents and a press release from Quincy’s police department.

    Keith Kinder, 25, admitted to an officer during a post-Miranda interview that he attempted to break into Quincy’s Golden Falcon, but was unsuccessful. Although that attempt didn’t lead Kinder to acquiring anything from the store, it did lead to officers connecting him to other recent burglary cases, according to law enforcement reports.

  • Bobcat boys prepare for final stretch

    The Munroe Bobcats came out of spring break to a pair of district games against Tallavana and FAMU High.  Playing without seniors Bo Bailey, Max Baroody, Will Harris, Bradley Klees, and Casey Mathers, who were in Breckinridge, Colo., for the annual senior trip, and with fellow seniors Nolan Haire and Jonny Walkup using the week to rest up, the Bobcats enjoyed an abbreviated week of Baseball.

  • Lady Cats emerge from spring break as Gadsden’s top team

    This past week in softball action the three county teams that field a softball team:  Munroe, East Gadsden and Tallavana Christian,  played with Munroe emerging as the top team in the county.
    Munroe 20
    Tallavana Christian 5
    Tallavana Christian scored five runs off freshman pitcher Emily Harris to open up the district game played at Munroe on Tuesday, March 24.  Munroe then answered in the bottom of the first with six runs.  Hannah Wilde came in to pitch and finished the game on the mound, getting the win.

  • Praise the Lord! April 2, 2015

    Keep walking
    in Chattahoochee
    Come join a faith walk for healing, deliverance, wisdom, knowledge, understanding, saving of souls, breakthrough or whatever you need from God. This Faith Walk started on the first Saturday this year at 8 a.m. at Jim Woodruff Dam in Chattahoochee. This will be an ongoing event every Saturday starting at 8 a.m. The public is invited to participate.
    For information, contact Evangelist Audrey Colley at 850-567-0922 or email alcolley@yahoo.com.
    Gospel
    singers perform

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    Gloria Dowaliby should haven been in show business. Instead, she chose the teaching profession. She was glamorous, witty and just seemed to have all those characteristics of a Broadway star. Fortunately for Gloria’s students, she became a teacher.
    Gloria started her teaching career around 1953 at Lincoln-
    Lewis Junior High in Southington, Conn.
    I was privileged to have had Miss Dowaliby as my seventh-grade English, history and homeroom teacher.

  • Celebrating the best worst thing

    The other day I thought of the phrase, “the best worst thing.”
    Is it even possible to have a best worst thing? Isn’t that an oxymoron, like jumbo shrimp or pretty ugly?
    For one of my daughters, the past year has been the worst of her life, and she’s still asking why. “If Jesus loves me, why did he let this happen?” she asks.