Today's News

  • West Gadsden Panthers win big

    Times Sports

  • Big grad rate gains for East Gadsden

    There are numbers stories — and there are numbers stories to get excited about.

    East Gadsden High School’s graduation rate for the 2011-12 school year soared compared to the prior school year, jumping from 65.61 percent to 81.42 percent.

    Gadsden School District’s federal graduation rate also climbed 6.3 percentage points, from 55.1 percent in 2010-11 to 61.4 percent for 2011-12.

  • Eyes on the ball

    Times Sports

    As both teams prepared to run onto the court to warm-up, the home team band began to play and the crowd began to bounce. The excitement of this rivalry game could be felt in the air.

    The visiting Panthers didn’t seem to feel bothered by the atmosphere. The players displayed a lot of energy as they ran through drills and loosened up for the game. The pre-game warm-up time expired and the national anthem was played, which caused the crowd to stand and instantly fall silent.

  • Garner makes Gadsden judicial history

    Dec. 7 was a historic day in Gadsden County. On the second floor of the of the 100-year-old Gadsden County Courthouse, Kathy Garner was sworn in as the first elected African-American and first female as County Judge in the 2nd Judicial Circuit.

    Gov. Charlie Crist appointed Garner as county judge on the retirement of former County Judge Stewart Parsons three years and 11 days ago. Garner was appointment Nov. 16, 2009, and was overwhelmingly elected on Aug. 14, 2012, for a six-year term.

  • Robbery suspect convicted, sentenced

    A Gadsden County jury found Julius Hearns, 30, guilty of various counts of burglary and one count of attempted felony murder in the January 2011 burglary case of the Smith family off Flat Creek Road. Hearns’ accomplice, 19-year-old Shon Thomas Jr,. was found guilty on a lesser crime of burglary of a dwelling.

  • Praise the Lord! Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

    Hand up, not out, at New Deliverance
    New Deliverance Ministry, IDC, 385 Jefferson St., Quincy. Leona Ross, Pastor and Apostle Lorenza Rutledge, Overseer. Phone: 850-320-5212 or 850-590-3380. Giving you a hand up, not a hand out. Division of SDJEA EPC. Sunday Worship Service at 11 a.m. and Bible Study on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Come in expecting a change!
    Learn wisdom,
    worship at Triumph

  • Lackluster week for girls basketball

    It was not a stellar week in county girls’ basketball last week. Only one team came away with a single win, while all other contests reported were losses.
    Munroe 52
    Tallavana 14
    The Lady Cats defeated the Lady Lions in a 2A-District 1 competition at the Munroe gym last Thursday night. Audrey Thomas used her height to her advantage, and the senior center earned a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Mollie Edwards followed with 12 points. Edwards and Kaitlyn Sirmons dished out four assists each, and Kadejah Glynn recorded three steals.

  • Serving up success

    Local tennis star Hilary Flournoy has had many scholarship offers from all around, but she has made her final decision.
    She will be attending Georgia South Western University in Americus, Ga. 

    She loves the college because of its beautiful campus, outstanding academics, and most of all, the tough division II athletic conference the tennis team is in.

    She said all the hard work has finally paid off, and she plans to work even harder now to show the college it made a great choice recruiting her.

  • Suspect arrested after Quincy shooting

    A Quincy businessman, 29-year-oldTravis Barkley, is the alleged victim of a shooting Dec. 3 around 10:30 a.m., minutes after he opened for the day.

    Suspect Jerrell Quinshaun Richardson, 201 B.W. Roberts Street, Quincy, has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and discharging a firearm in the city of Quincy.

  • Magic moments

    National Basketball Association Hall-of-Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson visited East Gadsden High School Nov. 30 to talk to students — not about athletics and sports, but about focus and education. Johnson’s visit was at the request of his business partner, Gadsden County resident Mike Fernandez and Andy Gay, EGHS assistant principal.