Today's News

  • 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.

  • East Gadsden beats Yulee for regional title

    It was a little different when the Yulee Hornets came to East Gadsden last week, they had been predicted to win the regional title.
    They rolled in with a highly rated running back, big Derrick Henry, who could play quarterback and kick with a strong supporting cast.
    A missed field goal cost East its first chance to get on the board, but minutes later they earned a safety as a bad snap ended up in the end zone when the Hornets attempted a punt.
    And the first quarter ended 2-0 in favor of East.

  • Divers recover body of fisherman

    The body of a 35-year-old Jimmy Donaldson, Jr., the Gadsden County man missing from Lake Talquin since late Friday night, Nov. 16, was recovered Monday, Nov. 21, around 5 p.m. Family and friends had kept vigil since Donaldson's boat capsized in choppy waters and high winds  Friday night, Nov. 18. Both Donaldson and his uncle, Claude Jackson, were thrown into lake. The boat was found Saturday but no sign of Donaldson.

  • Creek Entertainment Gretna gets ready to race

    Creek Entertainment Gretna unveiled its state-of-art barrel racetrack at Creek Entertainment Gretna on Wednesday during the first trials at the facility’s newly constructed barrel racing track.

    The track is the first competitive barrel-racing track of its kind in Florida and operators of the facility said Wednesday the plan is to begin competitive barrel racing and wagering as early as December 17.

  • Jaguars need fans to 'pack the stands'

    East Gadsden High School plays its last regular home game Thursday night en route to the school's first ever regional tournament appearance.
    And coach Corey Fuller is urging the public to come out and pack the stands.
    The Jaguars won the district title and will face West Nassau (Callahan) at home in the regional semi-final on Nov. 18.
    But first they have to get past rival Florida A&M High School, which is also playoff bound and features DeJuan Holton, one of region's top rushers.

  • Gadsden County voters will decide on slot machines in Gretna

        The voters will get to decide whether the Creek Entertainment Gretna Horse Track Facility at Gretna will have slot machines.
        The Gadsden County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously during the regular meeting on Nov. 1 to place the issue on the ballot during a special election in January 2012. Keith Martin, tribal council members and chairman of the Poarch Creek Indian urged commissioners to let the public decide by referendum.

  • County voters may get say on slot machines

    While the expansion of casino gambling will be a hot topic at the upcoming legislative session, one Florida Panhandle county may attempt to beat the rush.

    The Gadsden County Board of Commissioners will be asked to approve a county wide referendum on allowing slot machines at a new horse track and poker room complex.

  • East romps over Taylor County

    It was a play regular Jaguar fans have been waiting for with a smug confidence that it was just a matter of time.
    Last Friday night, early in the second half was that time.
    The game was tied 7-7 when a long deep kickoff by the Taylor County Bulldogs went to East Gadsden's Darious Johnson. The senior, without a doubt the fastest man on the field that night, dashed about 90 yards for a touchdown.
    He was also having a solid night on defense.

  • Gadsden County delays signing solar farms agreement

     For the first time since National Solar Power decided to locate in Gadsden County representatives of the company gave the Board of County Commissioners an overview of what they will bring to the county.
    Eric Williams, vice president of NSP, said the company is seeking to buy 4,000 acres in the county for 20 separate farms throughout the county. The farms, he said, could take as much as 8 years to build and become operational.There would be a maximum of 120 jobs during construction and 5 to 6 full time people to operate each farm.

  • Following their dreams

        When you have a dream, the only way to fulfill it is to be presistent. Harold McNeil knows all what it takes, and then some, to get what you want.
        He's tried a little of it all: stand-up comic, playwrite, rapper and actor.
        "I've always wanted to be on stage. it's just something in me that makes me want to entertain. I've been at it a long time but I'm not about to give up. My idol is Will Smith who has done many great things in the industry," said the 40-year-old McNeil.