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Today's News

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Munroe, Tallavana seeing district action

    The Munroe Bobcats dropped their final two games of the regular season this past week to end their regular season winless.  Tallavana Christian was idle.  
    JEFFERSON COUNTY  73
    MUNROE 36
    The team travelled to Monticello to face the Tigers and came home with a loss.  Jefferson County led 38-23 at halftime.
    Munroe did have two players in double figures.  Isaiah Glynn scored 12 points for the Bobcats and Max Rhinehart added 10 points on 6-for-8 shooting from the free-throw line.  
    WEWAHITCHKA  57

  • Three county girls teams facing districts

    This past week’s district tournament sent only one county  team home, but allowed three teams to advance to state series competition. One team, West Gadsden, emerged with a championship trophy, while two teams, East Gadsden and Tallavana Christian, continue to compete despite losing the finals.  
    West Gadsden

  • Rivals return to the hardwood — for the last time?

    Every year the Jaguars and Panthers square off twice a year on the hardwood, once at East Gadsden’s gym and once at Shank’s gym on West Gadsden’s senior night game. Unlike all the other games at Shanks, this past Friday’s game was uniquely significant. If the district follows through on its plan to merge the schools next school term it will mean that the rivalry has come to an abrupt end.

  • Season’s end in sight for Gadsden boys this week

    Robert F. Munroe
    The Bobcats dropped three games last week in their next to last week of the regular season.  
    ALTHA 60
    MUNROE 42
    Down by only four points at halftime, the Bobcats were outscored 32-18 in the second half for the loss. Isaiah Glynn and Matthew Salters combined for 27 points and seven three-pointers.  Salters and Max Reinhard each pulled down seven rebounds in the loss.
    LIBERTY 69
    MUNROE 42