Today's News

  • Lady Cats emerge from spring break as Gadsden’s top team

    This past week in softball action the three county teams that field a softball team:  Munroe, East Gadsden and Tallavana Christian,  played with Munroe emerging as the top team in the county.
    Munroe 20
    Tallavana Christian 5
    Tallavana Christian scored five runs off freshman pitcher Emily Harris to open up the district game played at Munroe on Tuesday, March 24.  Munroe then answered in the bottom of the first with six runs.  Hannah Wilde came in to pitch and finished the game on the mound, getting the win.

  • Praise the Lord! April 2, 2015

    Keep walking
    in Chattahoochee
    Come join a faith walk for healing, deliverance, wisdom, knowledge, understanding, saving of souls, breakthrough or whatever you need from God. This Faith Walk started on the first Saturday this year at 8 a.m. at Jim Woodruff Dam in Chattahoochee. This will be an ongoing event every Saturday starting at 8 a.m. The public is invited to participate.
    For information, contact Evangelist Audrey Colley at 850-567-0922 or email alcolley@yahoo.com.
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  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    Gloria Dowaliby should haven been in show business. Instead, she chose the teaching profession. She was glamorous, witty and just seemed to have all those characteristics of a Broadway star. Fortunately for Gloria’s students, she became a teacher.
    Gloria started her teaching career around 1953 at Lincoln-
    Lewis Junior High in Southington, Conn.
    I was privileged to have had Miss Dowaliby as my seventh-grade English, history and homeroom teacher.

  • Celebrating the best worst thing

    The other day I thought of the phrase, “the best worst thing.”
    Is it even possible to have a best worst thing? Isn’t that an oxymoron, like jumbo shrimp or pretty ugly?
    For one of my daughters, the past year has been the worst of her life, and she’s still asking why. “If Jesus loves me, why did he let this happen?” she asks.

  • Georgia man arrested in Quincy arson case

    A Georgia man was recently arrested after he confessed to starting a fire that burned down his ex-girlfriend’s Quincy home this past
    Jerome Wilson, 61, of Decatur, Ga., was charged with arson and burglary on March 12 for the July 23 blaze.

  • Quincy OK’s police pay raise

    Quincy’s city commissioners voted to increase pay for  city police officers by 1.5 percent and lift a temporary ban on mobile vending at their March 24 meeting.
    At their March 10 meeting, Mayor Derrick Elias said he had received a call from someone who wanted to operate a mobile vending service but couldn’t do so because of a moratorium, or a temporary ban of an activity. Elias asked the city’s attorney, Scott Shirley, to review the city’s policies and moratorium on mobile vending in preparation of the March 24 meeting.

  • Herstory lesson

    Three women were honored March 26 during the Florida Public Safety Institute’s ninth annual Women in History Celebration for their career achievements in law enforcement.
    The event is one of many annual breakfasts FPSI holds to commemorate different history months. In February, they held a
    black history month breakfast where three black men were honored for their achievements in law

  • Two arrested in beating death

    Two patients at Florida State Hospital have been arrested in connection with a brutal, morning attack that killed another
    Deontra French, 24, of Los Angeles, and Christopher Simpson, 21, of West Palm Beach, have been charged with homicide for beating to death 57-year-old Miguel
    According to arrest documents, the three men lived in a dormitory together at the state hospital and French and Simpson suspected Carrera of giving information to hospital security that led to contraband being seized from their dorm.

  • Quincy ups waste collection fees, donates land to incubator farm

    In addition to approving a new utility policy at their March 10 meeting, Quincy commissioners increased solid waste collection fees and gave consent to a group’s request to use 3 acres of city land for an incubator farm that would train agricultural entrepreneurs.

    Commissioners instructed city staff to update Quincy’s utility policies at a workshop in December, and city staff presented those new policies to commissioners at the March 10 meeting.

  • Officer cleared in Gretna shooting

    The Gretna police officer who killed a 24-year-old man who was possibly mentally ill last October has been declared innocent for his actions by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, according to an investigative report recently released by  the agency.

    Through their investigation, FDLE determined Sgt. Charles Brown of GPD had just reason to believe his life was in danger during the final moments of Kaldrick Donald’s life and was thus justified in using deadly force to ensure his own safety.