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Today's News

  • Lady Jags headed to Final Four; season ends for Lady Panthers

    Jacksonville Bolles is an impressive school, with impressive facilities and a waiting list to get in.  East Gadsden’s Lady Jaguars were not impressed, however.  They were so unimpressed they sent Bolles back to Jax with a 61-39 defeat and took the
    4A Region 1 title back to the house.

  • WGHS Panthers overpower Gators

    The Panthers dismantled the Gators in Greensboro thispast Thursday, Feb. 11, which earned them the right to travel to Chipley on Tuesday, Feb. 16, to battle the Tigers for a trip to the 1A tournament in Lakeland.
    West Gadsden jumped out to a 2-0 lead 20 seconds into the game but their advantage was quickly erased as Baker High nailed a corner shot from beyond the arch with 6:04 left in the period.

  • Jags win first round in regionals

    By DILLON APPLEMAN

    Intern

  • TDC elects new leader

    Peter Patel was elected the Tourism Development Council’s new chairman by the TDC’s board at their Monday afternoon meeting, while the former chair Keith Dowdell was elected vice chairman.
    It was announced that an request was sent out for companies to bid to host an annual bike race in Gadsden County and/or Downtown Quincy. The request proposal says the company with the winning bid would be able to sign a three-year agreement at the maximum, and it says the event will preferably be Memorial Day weekend, but definitely in April or May. Proposal deadldine Friday.

  • Police nab robbery suspect

    The man suspected of robbing a Focus Credit Union in Chattahoochee this past Thursday was apprehended Monday. He was a resident at the Florida State Hospital.
    Authorities say Jemarvious Roberts, 27, entered the credit union that afternoon and handed a note to the teller demanding she hand him money in denominations of hundreds and fifties, according to police reports. Authorities would not release the dollar amount Roberts is suspected of taking.

  • BOCC supports rural summit

    The Board of County Commissioners allocated $15,000 of the county’s Law Enforcement Training Funds to be used to conduct the fifth annual Rural County Summit at their meeting Tuesday night.
    The funds will be used to cover travel fees for speakers and venue cost. The summit will be April 5 to 7, has a theme dedicated to building trust between officers and the community and will cover topics that have caused national controversy including the shooting deaths of Trayvon Martin and nine churchgoers in South Carolina.

  • Grace Notes February 11, 2016

    By NANCY KENNEDY

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    It seems that ever since my wife and I have been able to stream our movies all I’ve been watching lately are “chick flicks.”
    I don’t have a problem with my male ego or machismo and would readily confess to anyone, I watch more than my share of the Lifetime and Hallmark movie channels.
    In fact, I enjoy a good many of them and shed a tear or two over a good love story that focuses around a couple with some substance and likeability.

  • Praise & Worship February 11, 2016

    Fundraiser keeps
    leader’s vision alive

    The annual Betty Williams Keaton Scholarship Gospel Extravaganza will start at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at First Elizabeth MB Church in Quincy, Florida on Sunday. This program is sponsored by the Williams family and the Gadsden Mass Choir. It will raise scholarship funds for local students. Guest performers will include the Bethlehem Male Chorus from Tallahassee and other local groups in the Gadsden County area.

  • Lady Jags advance in playoffs

    Shortly after capturing their first District Championship in several years, the Lady Jags put together a blowout win at home in the first round of the playoffs against Walton High. The Jaguars smothered Walton for the majority of the first and second periods and held a 49-21 lead at half-time.