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Today's News

  • As Munroe girls soldier on, Lady Lions see some success

    With only one week remaining until district tournament time, the Tallavana Christian Lady Lions had the only two-win week in girls county basketball.   
    First was a nerve-wracking 51-50 win by Tallavana Christian over Liberty County.  They followed that win up with a 36-20 win over Taylor County. In this final week of the regular season, the team will be practicing in preparation for their participation in the 2A-District 1 tournament at Aucilla Christian.  

  • Panthers see tough week; Jags fare better

    West Gadsden High School
    Following a 48-34 loss on the road against 1A powerhouse Madison High on Tuesday, Jan. 17, West Gadsden traveled to Leon High three days later and lost by a score of 52-47. The Panthers are currently 14-7overall, and 5-1 in district play.
    Coach Moten gave a mildly optimistic reflection on his team’s progression toward the end of the regular season: “I’m pleased, I think we are coming around. This time of the year you want to start clicking on all cylinders. We gotta get better at executing in our half-court offense.”

  • County to keep same law firm

    After looking at other options, Gadsden County commissioners decided to retain their current legal counsel.
    In November the county issued a request for proposals for attorneys to represent them.  
    County Administrator Robert Presnell said three proposals were submitted in response to the RFP; however, one firm later withdrew its RFP from
    consideration.

  • Midway Council to pay former manager $69K

    At a special Midway City Council meeting Jan. 19, the council voted 5-1 to accept an agreement to pay former city manager Agatha Muse-Salters $69,000 in monthly payments until August.
    They also voted to pay her in November for her $50,000 in attorney’s fees. Mayor Ronald Colston, city council members Wanda Range, Carolyn Francis, Zachary Woods and David Knight voted to accept the agreement, while Councilwoman Quintealia Cato voted against it. Councilman Charlie Smith did not attend the meeting.

  • Midway welcomes new business

    Four Star Freightliner hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday for the construction of its newest facility in Midway.
    Distinguished guests, including Gov. Rick Scott and several state and local officials, praised the company’s commitment to bringing 10 new jobs to Gadsden County.
    According to a press release from the company, it grew from two dealerships in Alabama, one in Montgomery and the other in Dothan.
    Four Star Freightliner now has four other locations — Tifton, Valdosta and Albany, Ga., and also Tallahassee.  

  • MLK: Reflecting on the legacy and the scars

    At a breakfast held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, the Rev. Greg Taylor encouraged listeners to overcome adversity by first being accountable for themselves.
    As the aroma of sausage, grits and biscuits drifted through the Joe Ferolito Recreation Center in Quincy, Taylor spoke about April 4, 1968, which is the day King was assassinated.  Taylor said that day has gone down in the history books as a time to remember, but it seems the black community hasn’t recovered from it yet.

  • Quincy to apply for $750K grant

    The Quincy City Commission had a public hearing for a Police and Firefighters Pension ordinance at their Jan. 10 meeting.  
    No citizens expressed interest in offering any public comment before Ordinance 1086-2016 passed unanimously on its second reading.
    Now that the public hearings are out of  the way, the proposed ordinance will be presented to city commissioners once more for a final vote.

  • Hard work pays off

    Gadsden County School District officials surprised three employees when they made a special trip to their schools on Thursday, Jan. 12.  
    Superintendent Roger Milton walked into each school, holding flowers and balloons and with a huge smile on his face.  
    At West Gadsden High School in Greensboro, receptionist/secretary Maggie Conyers’ eyes filled with tears of joy as Milton told her she had won School Related Employee of the Year.  

  • Tallavana, Munroe continue season on the hardwood

    Tallavana Christian
    Tallavana Christian opened up this week hosting three home games.  They started off with Altha on Monday, Munroe on Tuesday and Aucilla Christian on Thursday.  Munroe and Aucilla are district matchups.  
    Munroe
    After a busy Christmas, the Bobcats played only one game last week.  Second-year coach Andrew Eads travelled with his squad to Thomasville, Ga., to face Brookwood.

  • The basketball journey of two Panthers

    After three highly successful years at West Gadsden High School, senior point guard Andrew Reddick and senior forward Mark Bradwell are determined and focused on bringing a state title to Greensboro. During their time at West Gadsden, these two young men have experienced the highs and lows that come along with playing on the
    hardwood.