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Today's News

  • 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?
  • Quincy approves $25K for Arts Center

    After being denied a $25,000 pledge Feb. 16 from the Board of County Commissioners and told to come back after asking for the pledge from the City of Quincy and the Community Redevelopment Agency, the Gadsden Arts Center has received a $25,000 pledge from the City of Quincy, as the city’s commissioners voted to promise the money to the Center within next year’s budget in a 3-1 vote Tuesday night.

  • Gadsden images, story in New York Times

    A longtime photographer for The New York Times, Fred Conrad, published a photo op-ed for the nation’s newspaper of record this weekend entitled “Gadsden Finds God,” in which he attributes the county’s decline in incarcerations and high school dropouts to the efforts of churches, Sheriff Morris Young, Superintendent Reginald James and Judge Kathy Garner.
    “I kind of got an idea of what happened in the last 10 to 12 years because of the religious community and leaders and was very impressed,” Conrad said.

  • Teen killed in Midway car chase

    After trying to escape officers, one suspect died and another was hospitalized this past Thursday, Feb. 18, when the allegedly stolen vehicle they were driving that afternoon spun off the road and hit a brick mailbox before overturning several times, authorities
    report.
    The chase began shortly before 4 p.m., the Midway Police Department reports, and lasted until the vehicle crashed near the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Hilltop Drive. MPD was joined in the chase by the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Rethinking Education

    Usually in February my thoughts begin to wander toward the joys of the upcoming spring.
    School curriculums should be doing the same thing, but are not, becoming bogged down over increasing testing concerns. This sterility of the school atmosphere is a shame, because spring offers unprecedented opportunities for a real, diversified and hands-on education for all children.
    They should be planting and tending to gardens instead of being stuck in testing centers.

  • From the Chaplain's Desk

    By Chaplain Bobby Key

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    Have you ever experienced an epiphany?
    I believe most of us have at least a time or two in our lives.
    “Epiphany” is defined as a time of sudden and profound understanding of something, as a moment in which you suddenly see or understand something in a new or very clear way.
    For example, someone has lost a set of keys and has been looking for them when suddenly has an idea of where they are.
    Another definition would be an appearance or manifestation, especially of a divine being.

  • Praise & Worship February 18, 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

  • Grace Notes February 18, 2016

    By NANCY KENNEDY