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Local News

  • Panthers heading to Lakeland

    On Tuesday night in Greensboro, the Panthers defeated the Tigers of Chipley High by a score of 52-43.
    This victory put West Gadsden back into the State Tournament and ended a three-year streak in which Chipley repeatedly bounced the Panthers out of the play-offs.
    Immediately after the game,  Coach  Andrew Moten expressed his happiness: “It feels great I’m very proud of my boys. I’m also extremely happy for our seniors. They’ve been knocked out in this game three years in a row.”

  • ‘It’s not all about the money’

    It was another packed house for the third proposed school reconfiguration community meeting.  This time it was held in Chattahoochee Elementary School’s media center.

  • Quincy zones spots for legal pot shops

    To prevent a bumper crop of medical marijuana dispensaries from sprouting up all over Quincy, city commissioners voted unanimously at their Feb. 14 meeting  to temporarily create districts where they would be permitted.

  • Third shooting suspect arrested

    A third suspect has been arrested in connection with a shooting in Gadsden Arms Apartments that left a 19-year-old Quincy man dead.
    Kentrell Thomas was shot on a sidewalk outside his apartment around 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29.
    According to a statement from Quincy police, Kevonte Montre Thomas, 18, of Tallahassee, was arrested Feb. 1 in connection to the shooting.  Thomas is being held in the Gadsden County Jail with no bond, on charges of second-degree murder.

  • Fishing tourney takes over

    Gadsden County Tourist Development Council hosted the final leg of the Florida State Championship Crappie Masters’ Crappie Fishing Tournament this past weekend.  It was also the national qualifier.  The Renewable Fuels Association, American Ethanol and Bass Pro Shops hosted the event.
    Fifty-one teams from 12 states traveled to Lake Talquin for two days of competitive fishing.

  • Locals react to president’s ‘Muslim Ban’

    Millions are upset with President Donald Trump’s Executive Order temporarily halting travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.  
    The order, which was issued Friday, Jan. 27, severely restricted for 90 days citizens from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya and Yemen from entering the U.S. on any visa category.  Additionally, for 120 days it also bars the entry of any refugee who is awaiting resettlement in the U.S., and prohibits all Syrian refugees entering the U.S. until further notice.
    The order has triggered protests nationwide.

  • TCC launches computer literacy class

    It’s easier than ever to get plugged into the digital age.
    The Tallahassee Community College Gadsden Center will off Computer and Internet Literacy (CGS 1060) as a course from Feb. 13 through May 5.  The class is offered on Mondays and Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m.
    It’s a four-credit course, and those interested in enrolling in the course must already be a TCC student or apply to the school.

  • Quincy man dies in shooting

    A Sunday night shooting has left a Quincy man dead and his family grieving.  
    Shalaunda Nealy said she was in her upstairs apartment washing dishes with her daughter Key’Lasha Thomas when the sound of gunshots rang out at Gadsden Arms, an apartment complex.
    Key’Laysha said when she heard the first gunshot she dropped the dish and asked her mother if she heard it.
    “Lord, I hope that’s not my baby,” was Nealy’s response, both women said.
    Both women said they then heard five or six more shots.

  • Plans for school closings cause concerns

    Concerned citizens came out to the school board meeting Tuesday, Jan. 24, to voice their opinions on proposed of school consolidations.
    Barbara Brown said Gretna Elementary, one of the schools that’s proposed to be closed, is the rock of her community.  She said she was also worried about the overcrowding of classrooms and safety issues if the schools are combined.  Brown said there were many fights when Quincy and Havana students were combined to form East Gadsden High School.

  • GEMS students become published poets

    Sixteen Gadsden Elementary Magnet School students are now published authors.  
    Their poems were selected by Young Writers of America’s panel of educators to be published in a book titled “Award-Winning Young Writers of America.”
    The topics the students wrote on were “The World as I See It” and “What my Family Means to Me.”
    LaTasha Dilworth-Porter, the students’ English and language arts teacher, said this is her first year entering students in a poetry contest.