Today's News

  • Superindendent confident school district improving

       While the Florida Department of Education has come out with a
    numerical ranking of the state’s 67 school districts based on FCAT
    scores, Gadsden County has made quantifiable progress that presents a
    significantly better picture.
      By some measures, the district is having what may be its best year
    ever in terms of student achievement and overall school performance.
     Superintendent Reginald James has questioned the state's ranking, as
    have other Florida school district superintendents.

  • Jaguars picking momentum with wins

      Fans who made the drive over to watch East Gadsden play arch rival Rickards were not disappointed.
     Fresh off a  52-48  road  trip win just two days earlier over Taylor County, the Jaguars appeared fine tuned for Saturday game in the loud Rickards' gym.
     East scored first and dominated the first period with stingy defense only allowing raider to score 2 points and the quarter ended 9-2.

  • Bike tour coming through Quincy

    One of the more interesting stories to come out of 2011 was the news about the 2012 bike tour.
    The 2012 Bike Florida event is scheduled to come through Quincy in late March.
    Bike Florida is a week-long bicycle camping tour across the state of Florida with up to 1,000 cyclists participating.
    This will be Bike Florida's 19th year and the route, billed as the "Forgotten Coast Tour" begins and ends in Tallahassee.
    Stops are planned for Quincy, Wewahitchka, Apalachicola and Sopchoppy.

  • High school hoops heat up this week

    Anyone who follows East Gadsden basketball, knows the season is just getting started.
    And the Jaguars face a critical district matchup this week.
    East shares a five-team district with Godby, Taylor County, Florida State High School and Madison County. The Jaguars have already beaten Taylor County and Madison County and face Godby at home on Saturday, Jan. 7.
    Godby, 12-1, has pretty much had its way in the Big Bend Region, with its only loss coming to Summit Christian, a private school from Palm Beach County.

  • Panthers pull off - come from behind - O.T. win

    Everyone who has followed West Gadsden High School basketball knows the Panthers come out fast and pile up the points and generally control the game.
      After all, six of the varsity players were part of Quincy's Florida X-Treme team, which took the 2011 Disney Classic Championship.
      But this team also proved last week, it knows how to come from behind.

  • Poker room opens in Gretna

    The grand opening for Creek Entertainment Gretna was held Dec. 17 under clear skies. The chill in the air did nothing to undermine the excitement in the air as hundreds attended t.
    "This is a great day for Gretna. This is a new beginning for bringing growth to our city and jobs, not just for Gretna citizens for people in this area. We are looking forward to a growing and prospering city," said city manager Antonio Jefferson.

  • West Gadsden ranked top 1A team in state

  • Panther roar in win over East

    There may be more exciting games played at East Gadsden this season, but it's not likely.
       Last Saturday night's clash between the Jaguars and the Panthers was high school basketball at its best.
       From the sidelines it was everything you can want: nonstop action, amazing plays, outstanding individual
    efforts, animated coaches, raucous fans and some questionable calls.
       And with a girls game and JV action just before the main event, the place was packed.

  • Argenziano sues to overturn election law

    Mike Wright

    Special to the Times

  • Jaguars magical season ends at Bolles

    The magical football season of East Gadsden High School ended on a damp night in Jacksonville.
      The journey took the Jaguars from the hellish hot practice days of August through more than three months of football.
       They had faced all types of teams while winning their district and regional titles. Their 10-2 record had earned them the right to face Bolles High School, one of the best football teams in the state.