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Today's News

  • Sheriff's office: Clear the streets before 7 p.m. to ride out the storm
  • Gadsden County Emergency Operations Center announces shelter openings

     

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    Gadsden County Emergency Operations and Shelter Information: Tropical Storm Hermine

  • Whizzing through

    The courthouse square was filled this past Saturday as people of all ages sat in the grass, enjoying the shade, while cyclists raced through the streets of downtown Quincy.  In its second year, RedEye Velo Stage Race brought out hundreds of Gadsden County residents
    and tourists.
    Spectators watched the athletes compete for merchandise, medals and even some cash prizes for the pro racers.
    Some of the cyclists could be heard trash-talking with rivals as they sped by, while others could be heard encouraging their teammates.

  • Primary sets stage for broad field on Election Day

    A little over 40 percent of Gadsden’s County’s registered voters turned up at the polls Tuesday for the primary elections.  Unofficial election results were released later that night.
    Incumbent Sheriff Morris A. Young won his primary race, prevailing over fellow democrat Glen Russ.  Young will face Tracy Smith, Rodney Moore, and Cedric Russ in the general election in November.
    Roger P. Milton won the race for Superintendent of Schools, and will face Elijah Key in the upcoming general election.

  • Local maintenance manager earns award

    Quincy Commissioners congratulated Albert Hill for winning one of the United States Department of Agriculture’s 2016 Site Manager of the Year awards.  They also presented him with a plaque for his achievement at their meeting last week.
    Commissioner Daniel McMillan said Hill received national recognition for winning the award.  
    According to a USDA press release, this year’s awards were presented in four categories.  Hill, the maintenance manager for Golden Leaf Apartments in Quincy, was named the 2016 winner in the maintenance

  • Former Midway manager’s legal wins continue

    The city of Midway suffered another court loss on Aug. 11 when a Gadsden County judge ruled that Midway must post a bond within 30 days to cover former city manager Dot-Inman Johnson’s financial damages, according to court documents.
    According to the motion to vacate stay, the bond must cover the $44,287.90 the city owes Inman-Johnson, as well as double the 4.75 percent interest, which will total more than $48,000.  

  • Jags overrun by Raiders

    This past Friday’s highly anticipated game pitting East Gadsden against Rickards High got off to a fast start as both teams scored on its second offensive play. The Raiders struck first: Senior wide receiver Javon Wooten caught a screen pass and sprinted 50 yards into the end zone to give his team a 7-0 lead with 11:29 left in the first quarter. The Jaguars answered less than a minute later when sophomore running back Tony Street scored on a 78-yard run, which tied the game.

  • Lady Bobcats see rough week at the net

    Munroe
    After reeling off five straight wins, the Munroe volleyball team dropped two matches last week.
    Liberty County
    beats Munroe 25-21, 25-21, 25-16
    The Lady Cats hung tough in the first two games against Liberty County High School but could not pull out wins.  Jada Watkins, Morgan Bot and Mary Pat Thomas were busy on defense, tallying 63 digs.  Bot added 10 kills and Reilly Allman added 11 assists.  Sophomore Emily Anders on added another 12 digs.  
    Grace Christian defeats Munroe

  • Lady Bobcats see success at the net

    Munroe
    The Munroe volleyball team has now won four straight matches under new head coach, Steve Canfield.  It doesn’t hurt at all to have a roster with four starting senior players.  Last week the Lady Cats picked up two district wins.  They defeated rival Aucilla Christian 3-1 and Tallavana Christian 3-0.  
    Munroe defeats Aucilla: 25-23, 19-25, 25-16, 25-14

  • Restoring power after Hermine: Talquin reports mission accomplished

    As of Thursday morning, Sept. 8, Talquine Electric Cooperative has completed its restoration efforts related to Hurricane Hermine.
    Maicel Green, Communications and Outreach Manager, said they will spend today and tomorrow cleaning up debris, such as broken poles or other materials related to that restoration.