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Today's News

  • Lady Jags, Panthers off to successful start on the basketball court

    In the first full week following a Thanksgiving break, Coach Diane Frost-Walker and  the  East Gadsden Lady Jags blistered Taylor County at home winning 91-27.  This week they will take their show on the road to Rutherford and then host West Gadsden in a big game for both teams on Thursday.  

  • Bobcat boys begin basketball season with challenges at home and away

    This week the Munroe Bobcats  hosted Crossroads Academy on Thursday in their season opener and then travelled  to Oak Hall to play a North Florida Basketball Conference game in Gainesville on Friday.  The Bobcats lost both contests.  
    The Bobcats were dropped by Crossroads Academy.  Crossroads led at the half by 26-11 and extended that lead in the 2nd half to go on to a 60-23 win.  Isaiah Glynn led with 9 points and five rebounds and Matthew Salters added 12 rebounds.  

  • Girls basketball picking up the pace

    After a down week ending with a Thanksgiving break, our county girls basketball teams will be gaining steam again starting this week.
    The Lady Jaguars will play Taylor County with their boys team and then host Marianna on Thursday in a district matchup.  Munroe will not play until Friday because of a junior trip.  They will play at  John Paul II. They lost to John Paul the first week of the season.

  • Panthers finish record-breaking season

    The West Gadsden Panthers’ record-breaking football season has come to an end.  
    They finished the season with 10 wins and two losses, the season’s last to the Blountstown Tigers in the regional finals.
    “We had the best record in the school’s history,” said Coach Joseph Striplin.  “We broke a lot of school records.”

  • Panthers win at free-throw line

    Last Friday in a Thanksgiving tournament hosted by Rickards High, West Gadsden found themselves matched up against a scrappy P.K. Yonge team from Gainesville. Both teams played a very physical game on the defensive end of the court, which led to many trips to the free-throw line. The Panthers played solid offense for the final two minutes of the second quarter. Two big shots from the charity strip by senior forward Mark Bradwell, gave West Gadsden  22-19 lead at the intermission.

  • Spreading holiday cheer, toys

    In the midst of the holiday season, Gadsden County Toys for Tots volunteers working diligently to ensure every local child has a Christmas.
    They’ve set up shop in the old IGA building in Quincy. Sam Palmer, Gadsden’s TFT coordinator, said thanks to several generous citizens, businesses and organizations, boxes of toys have already started rolling in.
    According to www.toysfortots.org, the program is a top-
    rated, nationwide charity run by the U.S. Marine Corp Reserves.  More than

  • Midway officials push for burn ban

    There has been a recent increase in brush fires in Midway. One of these fires destroyed a family’s home a few weeks ago.
    Midway’s interim police chief/safety director, Tom Murray, announced he will ask Midway City Council members to adopt a burn-ban ordinance because the municipality already has one one in place.  
    “It has caused our volunteer firefighters to put in a lot of hours, also having the Midway Fire Department call other cities for backup,” Murray said.

  • Getting together
  • Three incumbents sworn in

    Three newly re-elected Gadsden County commissioners were sworn in at a special meeting on Nov. 22.
    Gene Morgan, Eric Hinson and Sherrie Taylor all vowed to continue to serve their county and its citizens.
    Taylor was appointed to be the BOCC chairperson, while Eric Hinson was appointed to be the vice-chair.
    “Sophia home now … it’s going to be some straightening ‘round here,” Taylor said, jokingly quoting a line from “The Color Purple” after banging the gavel.

  • Dinner is served at AMIKids!

    The aroma of fried chicken and collard greens filled the air at the Associated Marine Institute Kids Gadsden open house last Thursday evening.