Today's News

  • Bobcat defense rocks, offense rolls

    Using a stifling defense to go along with a potent offensive attack, the Munroe Bobcats opened the regular season in grand fashion Friday with a shutout of St. Joseph Academy in St. 


    Bobcat defenders kept the pressure on flash quarterback Thompson Hinman, sacking him three times, one each by ends Walt Kelleher and Max Baroody and tackle Joey Fallis, and forcing an interception and two intentional grounding penalties. Munroe also caused and recovered three fumbles.

  • Serve! Girls volleyball season opens

    The Munroe volleyball team had a tough opening week with three losses. Two of the three matches went to the fifth game but with the same result. The team is rebuilding, following the graduation of four-year starters Kaitlyn Sirmons, Mollie Edwards and Audrey Thomas, and with only one senior, the team members hope to hit their stride mid-season. 

    West Gadsden opened their season with a district loss to Port St. Joe. 

  • Praise the Lord! Sept. 5, 2013

    Union Chapel 

    celebrating pastor

    Union Chapel AME Church, 536 Union Chapel Road, Quincy, Sawdust Community, with the Rev. Kevin Robinson, pastor, 850-442-4267, will celebrate the Rev. Kevin Robinson at an appreciation worship service and fellowship at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. The public is invited. The speaker for this joyful/special occasion will be Minister Lauretha Gunn Rittman of Greensboro. For information, call Sister Doris Smith-Pride at 850-627-5851.

  • Midway mayor resigns

    The latest resignation in Midway came from Mayor Jerrod Holton Monday, Aug. 26, at the end of a Special Meeting/

    Budget Workshop. At another special meeting on Aug. 20m Council Member Delores Madison asked Holton if he still lived in the city. Holton had missed two meetings because he was working out of the city. Holton responded to her query with his address and said that was his explanation.

    Madison said she read on Facebook that Holton had accepted a job in Maryland.

  • Midway fires city manager

    In a letter to Midway Mayor Jerrod Holton dated Aug. 26, Auburn Ford Jr. tendered his resignation effective Aug. 31. But the Midway City Council did not accept Ford’s resignation and instead fired him during a Special Meeting/

    Budget Workshop on Aug. 26.

    “He presented a letter of resignation, and I believe we should accept it,” said Holton.

  • Ford remains in jail

    Troubles for former Midway City Manager Auburn Ford Jr. continue to mount. On Aug. 22, Circuit Judge Jonathan Sjostrom revoked and terminated Ford’s probationary status and sentenced him to 90 days in jail (with credit for eight days served) followed by one year of community control.

  • Reason to celebrate
  • Officials seek new home for EMS

    It appears the buildings at 412 East Jefferson Street in Quincy housing the county’s Emergency Medical Services are too small for their needs. That’s why County Administrator Robert Presnell and EMS Director Tommy Baker asked the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners for permission to seek a grant to facilitate the purchase of the old Thomas Motor Cars lot and buildings.

  • Bobcats, Panthers open in jamboree

    On a night where seemingly every other high-school football contest in the area was battling the rain, the host Munroe Bobcats and the West Gadsden Panthers enjoyed a dry and balmy evening Friday for the season-opening jamboree at Corry Field in Quincy. Participating teams included Aucilla Christian, Sneads and Freeport in this old-style gridiron get-together.

  • Praise the Lord! Aug. 29, 2013


    the keyboard man

    A program of special appreciation for Isaac “Keyboard Man” Green will be at 5 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Open Door Church, with chief and founder Bishop Marvin All and Pastor Janella Hall. The church is on Providence Road in the Sawdust Community. 

    First Restored 

    celebrating 29 years