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Today's News

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    Another summer is winding down, and I still haven’t gone fishing.  How I long to be sitting in a rowboat on some quiet lake at dusk with my spinning gear and old Jitterbug.  To listen to the “glub,” “glub," “glub” of that surface lure waiting for a largemouth bass to break the otherwise stillness of the lake when he charged it.

    It was the morning after Bobby Kennedy’s assassination when my brother Ken and I went fishing for the last time.  We fished at Lake Mashapaug in northeastern Connecticut that morning.

  • Reader questions rep on presidential support

    Due to the constraints of time, I have been unable to attend Rep. Allen Boyd's town hall meetings, so I choose this public forum.

    I commend you for your service to our country. That was then...this is now.

    You were one of 219 congressmen to vote for that deplorable tax and trade bill. Now you are going around the district explaining yourself away about the Obama health care bill. Congressman, this is a no-brainer. Vote no!

  • Officers seek thief after burglary at Garden Center

    Quincy police are looking for Ezzard Sterling Sapp, the man they think burglarized the Quincy Garden Center on Sept. 1.  

    According to a report released by the police department, someone entered the historic building, which is commonly used for weddings and other social events, and took approximately $5,500 worth of antiques.

  • East meets West in cross-county matchup; Jags come out on top

    The East Gadsden High School Jaguars leaves the West Gadsden Panthers scoreless after posting a 21-0 win last Friday night in the cross-county rivals’ Superintendent’s Cup season opener.

    East Gadsden’s first score came with 5:35 on the clock after a big catch, which was followed up with a quarterback-keeper from Donterrius Garrett. The point after was good, to make the score 7-0. EGHS was stopped on fourth-and-10 in the red zone and West Gadsden took over on its own 1-yard line, but a fumble caused a safety for the Jags, leading to a 9-0 game.

  • Volleyball kicks off county-wide

    The Robert F. Munroe Day School volleyball team opened the 2009 season with two wins last week. 

    On Monday night the team traveled to Bainbridge to take on Grace Christian.  The Lady Cats won all three games and the match, with scores of 25-20, 25-20 and 25-16.

    Munroe was led offensively by senior outside hitter Spenser Morris.  Morris finished the match with 10 kills. 

  • RFM duffers open season with win

    The Robert F. Munroe Day School golf team opened its season by placing second in a five-way match held last week at Southwood.

    Munroe’s team combined for a 175 on nine holes with four players.  The winning team, Len High School, scored a 154. 

    Munroe defeated Florida High, FAMU and Rickards.  Top golfer for the Bobcats was Clay Kramm with a 40 followed by eighth grader Fletcher Morgan with a 41. 

    Morgan also birdied the first hole. 

  • Church Briefs

    • First Baptist Church in Quincy holds Sunday School each week at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 10:55. Sunday evening worship begins at 6 p.m. Sunday morning worship services are broadcast on Sunday events at 6 p.m. on 93.3 FM.

    • Church services at Mt. Pilgrim Primitive Baptist Church are held the first, second and fourth Sundays at 11 a.m., and at 8 a.m. on the third Sunday of each month. Church school begins at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday morning.

  • Community Calendar

    A community conversation will be held this evening at 6 p.m. at James A. Shanks Middle School regarding education in Gadsden County. Call 850-294-6694 for more information.

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    The Gadsden County bookmobile will be out of service Sept. 14-Oct. 1. The library will receive a new bookmobile through a grant in early September.

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    Main Street Quincy will host a night of music featuring Tallahassee Nights Live on the Courthouse Square Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. This is a free event.

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  • Public hearings to be held on city budget

    The Quincy city commissioners voted Sept. 8 to pass, on second reading, an ordinance that would prohibit soliciting or collecting money on a public right-of-way. The ordinance also restricts the distribution of printed materials to sidewalks or other non-traffic areas that are intended for pedestrian use.

    The ordinance grew out of concern by several commissioners for the safety of people soliciting at intersections.

  • Midway man charged with arson, attempted murder

    The State Fire Marshal's Office arrested 26-year-old Christopher T. Knight of Midway and charged him with five counts of attempted murder and two counts of arson of a dwelling  Monday.

    The charges stem from fires set Sept. 9 and 10. He is in the Leon County Jail, pending return to Gadsden County.