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Today's News

  • Celebration of a century

    Give people their flowers while they’re living.  At least that’s how the old saying goes.  Odeal Ford Lewis received her flowers Saturday, as she celebrated her 100th birthday.
    When a reporter asked her what she planned to do on her actual birthday, which is Sept. 10, Lewis replied, “Nothing. I done got too old to do stuff to celebrate birthdays now.”

  • County OK’s contract to market Gadsden to tourists

    Members of various local churches attended the Gadsden County Commission meeting Tuesday, Sept. 6, to show their support for adopting an ordinance that would allow all churches and schools to have a digital marquee sign.  
    Commissioners voted in favor of moving forward with the ordinance after making a few changes.
    Commission Chairwoman Brenda Holt said those wanting a sign will have to go before the Gadsden County Commission for approval.  

  • Wealth Watchers aim to up profits for farmers

    Although the number of farms in Gadsden County has increased in recent years, the amount of revenue generated has declined.  
    According to the United State’s Department of Agriculture’s 2012 Census, there were 385 farms in Gadsden County in 2007.  Increasing by
    4 percent, the number slowly climbed to 402 over the five-year period.  
    The market value of the products sold by the farms, however, plummeted.   Decreasing by

  • Restoring power after Hermine: Talquin reports mission accomplished

    As of Thursday morning, Sept. 8, Talquine Electric Cooperative has completed its restoration efforts related to Hurricane Hermine.
    Maicel Green, Communications and Outreach Manager, said they will spend today and tomorrow cleaning up debris, such as broken poles or other materials related to that restoration.

  • Robert F. Munroe Day School Bobcats eager to sink their claws into success

    In his second year as the Bobcat’s head coach, Rodell Thomas, is looking to take the next step in rebuilding his team.
    According to Thomas, 15 of his players participated in summer workouts. Even with the addition of a few transfer players, the Bobcat’s leader still feels he needs to get more players: “We have to get our numbers up. We have 21 players versus 16 last year. I don’t see color; I want to get the best student-athletes. I think that Munroe is opening its doors so that more blacks can have opportunities to succeed academically.”

  • West Gadsden Panthers jump into high-energy season

    After coming within one win of reaching the postseason last year, the Panthers football team is looking to make another step in the right direction this season.
    According to Head Coach Joey Striplin, the team has put in a lot of time in the weight room this summer in an effort to improve their chances for success. Along with working to get stronger, the team also competed in several 7-on-7 tournaments over the summer.

  • After a season of rebuilding, Jaguars bringing their ‘A’ game

    The Jaguars have been working hard this summer to improve upon their disappointing campaign last season. In an effort to motivate his team, Coach Corey Fuller took his players on a trip to the neighborhood he grew up in on the south side of Tallahassee, and gave them a highly publicized speech.

  • Serve! Girls volleyball continues countywide

    Munroe
    The county volleyball teams were able to get in a few games before Hermine came in and cancelled end-of-the-week matches.  
    Munroe
    defeats EGHS

  • Hermine gives boost to some Gadsden County businesses

    Riding down Jefferson Street in Quincy Friday afternoon, it would have been hard not to notice the lines of cars wrapped around the parking lots of local restaurants.  Inside those restaurants finding a table to eat at quickly became a challenge.  Although the aftermath of a huge storm can cause devastation for many, Hurricane Hermine may have caused a surge in sales for local
    business owners.
    AJ’s Chicken and Things’ general manager Josh Fletcher said the restaurant had a considerable increase in business over the weekend.

  • Talquin brings in crews to restore power in Gadsden County

    By Tuesday at least 99 percent of Talquin Electric Cooperative’s Gadsden County members’ electricity had been restored.  “Our general manager, Tracy Bensley, and his leadership had a plan in place that he executed immediately,” Maicel Green, Talquin’s communication and outreach Manager, said.
    Green said Bensley had an amazing team of experts he consulted with before, during and after the storm.