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Today's News

  • Munroe finishes season with 19 wins

    Mike Troblstrup had just watched his Robert F. Munroe Day School baseball team lose its final regular season game to Wakulla County 10-0 Friday night.

    The 1A Bobcats scheduled the tougher 3A War Eagles in a tune-up for upcoming district play.

    Ryan Smith and Shay Barwick pitched the shutout and Barwick had a pair of two-run doubles.

  • Munroe tennis team earns post-season

    The Class A District 2 tennis districts for were held last week at Maclay School and the Munroe team finished in  second place. 

    Runner-up Coach Carolyn Summerford  and her team of six headed to South Walton Beach to take on the very strong District 1 champions at  South Walton High. 

    Finishing second in a tough district in a sport that only has two classifications is no small feat. 

  • Softball action heads into district play

    District softball tournaments are this week and baseball the next.  Munroe (9-9) will host the girls Class A District 3 tournament as the second seed. 

    Aucilla, undefeated in district play, is the top seed and John Paul II is the last seed. The Lady Cats and John Paul II played on Tuesday of this week with the winner squaring off on  Thursday against Aucilla.  

  • Red Birds shut out Jackson Co. Jays 12-0

    Jamie Holcomb and Pat Jones combined for shutout pitching and the bats were alive in Sneads Sunday, as the Chattahoochee Red Birds slammed the Jackson County Jays 12-0.

    Holcomb struck out seven and allowed only one hit in four innings of work while Jones hurled three innings of hitless ball with five strikeouts.

    Chattahoochee got home runs from Ben Young and Holcomb, who wound up with three RBIs on the day.

    Austin Riano, Demetric Miller, Parker Herd and Jones also had run-scoring hits.

  • EGHS’ Bell, Gee head to state in track

    Torriah Bell and Dontrioius Gee qualified in jumping events and will represent East Gadsden High School in the State 2A track meet in Orlando Saturday.

    Bell, a freshman, had a long jump of 17-1 3/4 to gain fourth place in the girls long jump Region 1 event Friday at Godby.

    Gee, a senior, was second in the boys long jump with a leap of 22-9.

    Both athletes are capable of having high place finishes in the state.

  • Good fishin' on the rise at Talquin

    Finally!!

    After many days of not-so-favorable fishing weather, we were blessed with ideal conditions to enjoy a day on the lake. Even with the water being slightly muddy, good reports have been coming in at both Whippoorwill and Ingrams marinas. Both RV parks were filled with fish-hungry folks.With the water conditions, catfishing still remains strong almost anywhere on the lake. Prepared catfish bait and worms are your best bet.

  • Workshop provides opportunity, hope for local Hispanic students considering college

    Simon Silva told his life story in Quincy Saturday as the keynote speaker for the Dreams to Reality Scholarship Workshop. Silva is an artist, author and motivational speaker who has traveled nationwide, speaking and encouraging Latino students to take control of their lives.

  • Stone’s celebrates 50 years in the hardware biz

    On April 17, 1959, Jim Stone opened a little hardware business in Bainbridge, Ga. He sold nails, nuts, bolts and a few other items such as electrical and plumbing supplies. Fifty years later, the company has expanded to nine stores, with two in Florida.

    "We can build a house out of here now," said Daryl Summerford, who manages the Quincy store on West Jefferson Street.

  • Community Calendar

    The Community Fiesta begins May 1 at 5 p.m. on Friday and will feature music and talent from around the world. Hispanic, Caribbean and southern traditional foods will be available.

    Quincyfest Blues and Barbecue will be held May 2 on the Courthouse Square in Quincy. Local musicians will take the stage at noon, and “Harmonica” Shaw will play at 2 p.m., Eddie Kirkman at 3 and “Biscuit” Miller at 4.

    Backyard Barbecue contests with over $6,000 in prizes will also take place.

    Food and drink vendors will be on site for the public as well.

  • East Gadsden Relay for Life wraps with $46,000; more donations hopefully on the way by August

    The 18-hour East Gadsden County Relay For Life in Quincy to raise money for the American Cancer Society was a big success, according to Angie Carter, Relay coordinator.

    "We had more participants this year than we had in the past. At one time there were about 500 people at the track either walking or sitting in their campsites," Carter said.