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Today's News

  • Lady Cats rally for playoff win

    The Munroe volleyball team was in a hole they had dug by themselves.

    One more loss and they would bury the 2014 season.  

    Instead, on Tuesday night at the Munroe gym before a home crowd, the team found a way to rally, putting away the Seacoast Christian Academy Eagles in Round 1 of the Region 1 playoffs. 

    The Lady Cats had dropped their first game by about as bad a volleyball score as you can suffer, 25-9, and still be considered a competitive team.  

  • Man claims he fired shotgun to save grandparents

    A man who faces weapons charges in connection with an incident in which a shotgun was fired told law enforcement he did it to save his grandparents.

    Upon responding to a call for the discharging of a firearm, a Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office deputy heard the suspect’s account of how Javaris Harris, 26, the man arrested for discharging the firearm, did so because his target had kidnapped him and threatened to shoot his grandparents if they didn’t pay his ransom.

    According to the arrest report, this is what happened:

  • Gadsden voters choose leaders

    In the only races specific to Gadsden County this election, former teacher Steve Scott and incumbent Charlie Frost both won bids to represent their districts on the Gadsden County School Board, according to unofficial results.

    Scott defeated Rodney Moore to represent District 2, which covers parts of Quincy and Havana, by capturing 49.85 percent of the vote compared to Moore’s 42.38 percent.

  • Praise the Lord! October 30, 2014

    Special guest  for special anniversary
    The New Hope Missionary Baptist Church will be celebrating their annual Trustee’s Anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2.  The speaker will be Bruce James, Most Worshipful Grand Master, Jurisdiction of Georgia, Riverdale, Georgia.  Music will be rendered by the Majestic Kingdom Embassy Sweet Choir.
    The church is at 4294 New Hope Road.  For information, contact Deacon Nathaniel Thomas at 229-225-7111. The Rev. Derrick Calhoun, pastor.  
    Harvest festival set

  • Lady Cats claim 2A-District 1 Championship

    Both East and West Gadsden and Tallavana Christian bowed out of Volleyball 2014 with opening round losses in their respective district tournaments. Tallavana lost to FAMU in round one 25-16, 25-10, 25-13.

  • Panthers overpowered by Sharks

    This past Friday West Gadsden played a huge home game against Port. St. Joe.

  • Artistic tradition continues

    Fans of art and artists alike converged on downtown Quincy Friday night as the Gadsden Arts Center conducted the 26th annual Art in Gadsden exhibition. More than 100 people packed the center to view 110 pieces being presented as a part of the exhibition. The pieces will be on display until Dec. 23 and they’re available for purchase, with prices ranging from $85 to $20,000.

  • Trio of teens faces burglary charges in Quincy thefts

    Three Quincy teenagers suspected by police officials to be associated with a gang representing the city’s Sub-Division area were arrested Oct. 21 for attempting to burglarize a home near Stevens and Williams streets.
    Officers were dispatched to the area around 8:40 a.m. after receiving a call that three males were burglarizing a home.

  • County to participate in statewide economic program

    The Gadsden County Development Council hosted agency officials from around Gadsden County at a Tuesday afternoon meeting in an attempt to unify the county around the council’s economic development goals.

  • Quincy hires new finance director

    Quincy commissioners approved a new city financial director at their Tuesday meeting, pending acceptable  background and credit checks. Selected by a committee that included Interim City Manager Mike Wade and Director of Human Resources and Risk Management Bessie Evans, Ted Beason is expected to begin sometime after Thanksgiving, when his four-week notice with the City of Temple Terrace is fulfilled. Beason is the assistant financial director there.