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Today's News

  • Basketball season ends for Gadsden’s girls

    Florida High 49
    East Gadsden 47
     Florida High rallied from two points down in the third quarter to defeat East Gadsden in a battle that sent the winner to the Region 1-5A finals.  The Jaguars mounted a third-quarter comeback after trailing 27-23 at the half.  They outscored the Noles 14-7 in the third
    quarter.
    Leading East Gadsden was Jamiya Bittle, who finished with 25 points.  The East Gadsden Lady Jags finished their regular season 17-10.  
    Aucilla Christian 50
    Tallavana Christian 13

  • After claiming district title, Panthers clawing through playoffs

    After securing another district championship, West Gadsden completed the next step toward the 1A State Tournament this past Friday with a huge 94-56 play-off victory over Baker High. The Panther Nation was in full effect in Greensboro to witness their team’s dominant performance.
    West Gadsden controlled the game on both ends of the floor during the first half. Defensively the Panthers implemented their 1-3-1 full-court press, and offensively Andrew Reddick and Mark Bradwell continuously attacked the basket.

  • ‘It’s not all about the money’

    It was another packed house for the third proposed school reconfiguration community meeting.  This time it was held in Chattahoochee Elementary School’s media center.

  • Panthers heading to Lakeland

    On Tuesday night in Greensboro, the Panthers defeated the Tigers of Chipley High by a score of 52-43.
    This victory put West Gadsden back into the State Tournament and ended a three-year streak in which Chipley repeatedly bounced the Panthers out of the play-offs.
    Immediately after the game,  Coach  Andrew Moten expressed his happiness: “It feels great I’m very proud of my boys. I’m also extremely happy for our seniors. They’ve been knocked out in this game three years in a row.”

  • 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.

  • Fishing tourney takes over

    Gadsden County Tourist Development Council hosted the final leg of the Florida State Championship Crappie Masters’ Crappie Fishing Tournament this past weekend.  It was also the national qualifier.  The Renewable Fuels Association, American Ethanol and Bass Pro Shops hosted the event.
    Fifty-one teams from 12 states traveled to Lake Talquin for two days of competitive fishing.

  • Locals react to president’s ‘Muslim Ban’

    Millions are upset with President Donald Trump’s Executive Order temporarily halting travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.  
    The order, which was issued Friday, Jan. 27, severely restricted for 90 days citizens from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya and Yemen from entering the U.S. on any visa category.  Additionally, for 120 days it also bars the entry of any refugee who is awaiting resettlement in the U.S., and prohibits all Syrian refugees entering the U.S. until further notice.
    The order has triggered protests nationwide.

  • Coach Joe Striplin to fill vacancy as head football coach at East Gadsden

    After orchestrating an historic 10-2 season at West Gadsden including a play-off appearance, Coach Joey Striplin has been chosen as the new head coach at East Gadsden. The vacancy  was a result of Coach Corey Fuller’s move to Godby High School in Tallahassee.
    This past Monday marked the start of Striplin’s journey. Aside from the coaching change, it is also proposed that  East and West Gadsden will merge into one high school in the near future.