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Today's Opinions

  • '42'

    Watching the movie “42” a few nights ago was good for my soul and reminded me of how much we need more movies or TV shows that inspire us with heroic deeds performed by true and deserving heroes.
    Most baseball fans, no matter how old, will recognize 42 as Jackie Robinson’s number when he played with the major league Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team.
    It is the only number that has been permanently retired by all major league baseball teams.

  • Civil rights hero’s legacy continues to inspire

    In the wake of the horrific murderous attacks in Paris, and in recognition that terrorism in all its forms must be condemned, it’s important to honor leaders who use non-violent means to reach needed
    societal reforms.
     In anticipation of the Monday, Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Day celebration, I’m pleased to share this personal reflection.  

  • Grace Notes

    By Nancy Kennedy

    Special to the Times

  • 4GEN Journal

     Traditionally a day when we honor our mothers — in person, by phone, with a card or flowers, over a meal, or, as for me, in memory — Mother’s Day also provides us an opportunity for reflection. 

  • 4GEN Journal

     Traditionally a day when we honor our mothers — in person, by phone, with a card or flowers, over a meal, or, as for me, in memory — Mother’s Day also provides us an opportunity for reflection. 

  • Bypass work on track

    Progress on the Quincy Bypass, which will connect State Road 12 to U.S. Highway 90 near Ralph Strong Road and the Capital Regional Medical Center Gadsden Campus, is about 30 percent complete and work on the project is moving at a steady pace, according to Anthony Manos, project engineer.

     

    “Much of the clearing is done about a third of the drainage is complete and about 30 percent of the earthwork has been done,” Manos said.

     

  • We are proud of our GEMS Owls

    We're proud of our Owls

    If they were a sports team there would be a parade, no doubt about it.

    When some entity from a small rural county in the Panhandle, ends up fifth in the entire state of Florida in anything positive, it is big news.

    And even more so when you consider we are talking about high-achieving children in a small local public school.

  • Our view: This is Gadsden County's time

    As the Great Recession continues with no leadership from Washington D.C. and a state government that seems bent on punishing its own residents, economic growth for Gadsden County will only happen through local leadership, commitment and perseverance.

    The pursuit of economic development and growth in this current climate is not for the meek or anyone easily discouraged. It will also require an energetic unity, goods lines of communications and wearing one's community pride like a badge.