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Today's Opinions

  • Local reverend honored for service

    I would like to add to the accolades of Rev. Jake Till, who died recently after a very fruitful life.

    Several very good writers left out this very important ministry of Till's, and I would like to add it to the record.

    Till served for at least 25 years as chaplain to the Florida State Prison in Quincy. He preached to, counseled and baptized incarcerated young men; I would estimate around 2,500. I am tempted to wager that very few of these men never came back to prison but were instead released to a glorious adventure that Till described to them every Sunday.

  • Commissioners, director thanked

    I would like to thank Gadsden County Commissioner Doug Croley (Dist. 2) and Robert Presnell, director of the county's road and bridges department, and the county commissioners for their help in fixing Frank Smith Road.

  • Coalition seeks to raise the bar

    Something is stirring. The Gadsden County Coalition for Change believes that students need for us to substantially raise the bar for education. The coalition is the latest of several groups, besides our heroic teachers and school board, to recognize the critical need to get students, parents, grandparents and neighbors involved in this timely endeavor for the sake of our county and our country.

  • Businesswoman gives credit where due

    East Gadsden High School held its Senior Class Night May 20, themed "A Night with the Stars." It's a tradition that has come to be expected. The young ladies were beautiful in their extravagant gowns and the young gentlemen were handsome and ready to take on the world in their tuxedos. How lovely they all looked.

    The gymnasium was decorated by caring hands to fit the theme. The program noted that the decorations were done by Special Occasions by Robin; however, we offer a much-needed correction and recognition for those responsible for it.

  • Fund raiser thanks supporters

    Sincerest thanks to everyone who helped me raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Together we raised over $1,800.  This was done through the contributions of friends and our fourth annual yard sale.

  • Sheriff thanks employees, community for support

    I, (Gadsden County) Sheriff Morris A. Young, along with the GCSO employees, would like to personally thank the citizens and business owners for their donations and contributions during our fundraising event for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Because of caring people like you, the ACS will one day find a cure for this dreaded and devastating disease.

  • Missing the good parts of paying my bills

    There are two businesses that have in the past 18 months closed their offices here that I really miss. Well, I don’t really miss the businesses because they're still here, but I miss going in to pay my bill.

    The telephone office has been closed over a year and I still can't remember to pay my bill. When I get the statement in the mail, instead of paying it immediately, I procrastinate. In the old days when payment was due all I had to do was jump in the car and get to the telephone company before closing.

  • Resident sees wrongdoing in commission meetings

    Will somebody, anybody, education Gadsden County commission chairman Eugene Lamb as it relates to citizen input during the commission meetings? Lamb seems to think that a citizen giving his or her opinion about an issue must be in line with his thinking.