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Today's News

  • Quincy to end tent car sales?

    An out-of-county car dealer’s Quincy tent sale raised the ire of a Quincy business owner.
    During the Quincy City Commission’s March 14 meeting, Joe Pappadakis told city leaders his dealership has been in Quincy for years and strives to conduct business honestly, morally and with family values.
    “It’s a slap in my face when a dealer from Marianna comes in,” Pappadakis said.  “I live in Quincy and have a business in Quincy.”

  • State closes Armada Ammunition over workers’ comp

    Armada Ammunition was closed by the state last week after a review determined the company had failed to comply with workers’ compensations laws.
    The company opened its manufacturing center last April.  Its 8,000-square-foot factory sits on a 1-acre site.  The company produced pistol- and rifle-caliber ammunition for law enforcement, the U.S. military and training purposes.

  • For the 'ripple effect'

    The Gadsden County School district recently hosted a banquet to honor its outstanding
    employees.
    The banquet, which was themed “The Ripple Effect,” was at A. O. Shelfer National Guard Armory on Friday, March 10.
    Sherrie Taylor, the Parent Services coordinator, said the district was hoping honoring the employees would positively affect everyone, and it would spread through out the schools to the students, parents and out into the
    community.  

  • School plans halt

    Gadsden County Schools Superintendent Roger Milton has withdrawn his proposal to consolidate and close some Gadsden County public schools.
    That surprise announcement came at a Gadsden County School Board workshop Monday night.  
    At the beginning of the meeting, which was at Carter-Parramore, School Board Chair Isaac Simmons  said since it was a workshop, nothing could be voted on that night.  

  • Girls sports: As flag football opens, tennis, softball continue

    Tennis
    The Munroe varsity tennis team, coached by Tamra Erde, moved to 3-1 on the season with two district wins last week.  First the team defeated Florida High in TAllahassee by a narrow 4-3 score.  The doubles duo of Reilly Morgan Bot sealed the deal with an 8-3 defeat in the #2 doubles slot.
    RFM 4  Fl High  3
    Singles
    #1 Jenna Branson lost to Olivia Ford 8-0
    #2 Emily Anderson defeated Lauren Mosley 8-4
    #3 Reilly Allman lost to Fraleigh Krause 8-5
    #4 Allison Bergman defeated Lauren Shirley 8-6

  • After sluggish start to season, Bobcats pick up steam

    The Bobcats are finding a win tough to come by in the early season.  The boys baseball team, coached by second-year coach Jeremy Barlow, have not played a game yet in their 2A classification and have found themselves outmatched to date.
    Last week saw the Bobcats’ loss to two 7A programs on a road trip the team took to the Pensacola area.

  • Panthers defeat final opponent, win state title

    The West Gadsden Panthers completed their journey in Lakeland and secured a State Championship with a 64-44 win over Wildwood High. Coach Moten said “it was totally worth the wait. We were ready. We lost three straight to Chipley, and our kids wanted this one. Coach Moody was with us, and the kids did it for him.”
    The Panthers brought their aggressive defense into the championship game and held the Wildcat’s offense in check. At the intermission, West Gadsden had a
    25-15 lead.  

  • Smaller crowds, less resistance to school mergers at Shanks, EGHS

    The Gadsden County School Board continues to meet with parents and concerned citizens to discuss Superintendent Roger Milton’s school reconfiguration plan.
    On March 2, they hosted a meeting at James A. Shanks Middle School in Quincy and on March 6, they met at East Gadsden High School. Neither of these schools will be closed as part of the proposed school consolidations.  
    Shanks

  • Three suspects nabbed in counterfeit cash sting

    Three arrests have been made in a Gadsden County counterfeit money scheme.
    According to an arrest report, the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the United States Secret Service to take down the counterfeit ring.  On Mar. 5 they arrested LeShelton Wilson, 24; Johnny Wilson, 26; and Cody Thomas of Albany, Ga., on charges of counterfeiting more than $2,000 but less than $20,000; possession of forged bills; passing counterfeit bills; uttering of counterfeit bills; and possession of tools for forgery of counterfeit bills.  

  • QPD to get new squad cars

    During their Feb. 28 meeting, the Quincy City Commission approved the police department’s request to purchase two new police cars.
    Quincy City Manager Mike Wade said the commission had budgeted $55,000 for the purchase.  However, it would require a budget adjustment because two vehicles are priced at a total of $59,926.
    Wade said Chief Glenn Sapp has identified money in his budget that could be transferred to cover the additional cost.