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Today's News

  • City parts ways with Progress Energy

    It had been a long and sometimes rocky relationship between the City of Quincy and utilities provider Progress Energy. Progress Energy, for the past 50 years, has been the sole supplier of energy to the city. And, the city was at times, as much as $2 million in the red with its own utility payment to the company. At one point the company threatened to cut the city's utilities off and suggested city officials call the governor for help to pay the utility bill.

  • WGHS Cadets escorted the new governor

    Recently, the West Gadsden Panther Battalion was selected as Gov. Rick Scott's personal escorts
    for he and his guest dignitaries at the 2011 Florida Governor's Inauguration at the State Capitol.

    West Gadsden High School was the only Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps Unit selected for this honor, while Florida A&M University represented all senior units.

    West Gadsden Cadets offered VIP treatment to the Governor and his distinguished colleagues.

  • Country Common Sense

    March 10, 2011


    To: America

    From: Dick (Cowboy) Locke


    Reference: Florida State Hospital, Chattahoochee, Florida


  • Don't be fooled by the nice weather

       I put off my spring flower planting. It wasn't easy either.
        I didn't make the same mistake this year as I did last year. I didn't let the weather fool me with the few warm days we have experienced in the past weeks. Not that I wasn't tempted to go to garden shops and bring home a truck filled with tender flowers just waiting for me to put in the ground. Just like babies, they look so cute when they're little.

  • West Florida Livestock Show winners selected

     Jaylon Moore, 13, changed into a western-style bright orange shirt minutes before it was time for him to take his steer inside the Inman Livestock Pavilion to be judged. All morning the steer had been groomed to the point that its coat looked like velvet. The animal was competing in the Class B bracket with 4 other 4-H'ers from Gadsden County. and Future Farmers of America from Jackson and Decatur County, Ga.

  • Senator’s book deal illustrates ethical void

    THE ISSUE: Back-scratching on the taxpayer tab.


    OUR OPINION: Not acceptable.

  • Church News

    Tabernacle Church of Christ Written in Heaven, Hwy 90 West, Blue Star Hwy, Gretna. Sunday services are Every1st, 3rd and 4th Sunday at 12 (noon). Sunday School every Sunday at 10:30. Prayer Meeting on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to worship the Lord with us!

     

    Highly Exalted Praise Ministries, Inc., 91 Serenity Lane, Quincy. Apostle Rosilyn Copeland, Pastor

    Sunday School - Each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Worship Service - Each Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

  • Chattahoochee stabbing victim dies

      Chattahoochee Police Chief Vann Pullen said on March 11 that he would turn all of the evidence he has gathered over to the state attorney to determine which, if any charges, will be filed against 24-year-old Martina McCray in the death of Larry Dickey.
        Pullen said Dickey, 44, died March 10 after he was stabbed in the chest by McCray, 24, on March 9. He said couple had an on-and-off relationship for the past four years.

  • County softball scores

    MUNROE 10

    MALONE 6

     The Munroe softball team won one and lost one last week in diamond action.  The girls defeated Malone in Malone on Friday night for a 1A-2 district win.  
     The final score was 10-6.  The Lady Cats held the Tigers scoreless until they allowed four runs to cross in the bottom of the  sixth and two more in the bottom of the seventh.  Haleigh Corbally picked up her sixth win on the mound.  She struck out seven, walked seven in seven innings of work.

  • City puts Internet cafes on hold

     The Quincy City Commission unanimously passed a resolution during the March 8 meeting barring the issuing of permits, licenses and/or occupational licenses for Internet cafes and bingo gaming within the city limits of Quincy for the next six months. The measure was taken because several commissioners had concerns about operations and which local charities were recipients of donations from the games.