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Today's News

  • Get out the measuring tape...let's see if I stack up

    I'm wondering about life. I wonder if someone's measuring mine with a tape measure like the one Mary Poppins used. Her measurement read, "Practically perfect in every way." I wonder what mine would say.

  • Vendors should have limits

    The city of Quincy can't begin enforcing its street vendors ordinance quickly enough. People selling food on street corners is getting worse. And I'm not buying into the excuse that people have to make money the best way they can.

  • Dog Days can't be blamed for everything

    Meth lab “accidentally” blows up house in Panama City. Crook robs store, then comes back to ask clerk for a date. Dog sells for $582,000 in China. Man marries ex-wife and then “remembers” during the second reception why he ditched her originally. Tiger Woods hits a ball into the water.

    You talk about strange headlines in the past week! It’s got people talking about the apocalypse. I’m trying to be an “anchor of reason” amid this chaotic exposition.

  • Lady Cats come out on top, Jags fall

    The Robert F. Munroe Day School volleyball team ran its record to 4-0 with two wins last week. The Lady Cats defeated Rickards on Wednesday and Community Christian on Thursday. 

    MUNROE      25    25    25

    RICKARDS      9    16    4

    The Lady Cats defeated Rickards in Tallahassee in three straight games. In the match Spenser Morris, Courtney Mayo and Audrey Thomas combined for 13 kills. Setter Kristen Allen tallied 13 assists. 

  • Bobcat golfers take fourth in tourney

    The young and rebuilding Robert F. Munroe Day School golf team placed fourth in a four-team tournament featuring some of the best golf teams in the Big Bend. 

    Chiles scored a team-high 151 points with all four golfers scoring under 40.  Maclay placed second with a 158 and Lincoln third with a 167. 

    The Bobcats were led by freshman Fletcher Morgan and senior Miller Joyner, both of whom shot a 41. Clay Young shot a 45 and Josh McLendon a 48. 

  • County’s high schools fall on gridiron

    East Gadsden High School’s Jaguars got off to a good start as they took on the Wakulla War Eagles last Friday night. The Jags racked up two TDs from quarterback Donterrious Garret early in the game.

    But the Eagles regrouped and the Wakulla offense had tied the game at the half.

    The War Eagles’ defense showed up in the second half, and quickly took the lead on a 34-yard field goal with less than 5 minutes left in the game.

    The final score was 17-14.

    West Gadsden High’s Panthers didn’t fare any better in their battle with Crestview.

  • 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

    The Gadsden County Tobacco Free Partnership will meet Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. in the TCC Quincy House in Quincy. For more information, call Eric Gipson at 850-386-2065.

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    Literacy Volunteers of Gadsden County will host its annual Bridge the Gap Literacy Summit Sept. 19 at the Joe Ferolito Recreation Center in Quincy. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and feature guest speaker Richard Crutcher. Call 875-8680 for more information.

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  • Fire claims home in Greensboro

    A fire claimed the home of a Greensboro woman Sept. 16.

    Greensboro volunteer firefighters were called to a mobile home located at 660 Lonnie Clark Rd. in Greensboro at 1:36 p.m. The home was quickly engulfed in flames, and the fire appeared to have started in the kitchen, according to the incident report.

    Bertha Daniels, who had lived in the home, said she left the house at approximately 10 a.m. that morning, and had not cooked or noticed any electrical problems.

  • Accident claims life of Quincy man

    Walter Lowe, 26, of Quincy, was killed Sept. 15 at Quincy Joist where he had been employed since 2007 as a painter on the girder and longspan line.

    According to a report released by the Quincy Police Department, Lowe was loading a large stack of steel beams onto a flatbed trailer when the beams became loose. While the report stated that no one witnessed the accident, it was indicated that one of the beams fell down and hit Lowe in the mid-section of his body, pushing him against a brick wall behind the loading area.