Today's News

  • TDC vote nixed

    The Gadsden County Tourist Council’s vote to advertise its meetings only in a Chattahoochee newspaper won’t fly – according to County Administrator Johnny Williams.

    TDC members voted unanimously Nov. 16 to advertise their meetings in the Twin City News, a publication which serves  Chattahoochee and Sneads and has a circulation of about 2,200. The move was made, TDC member Jim Kellum said, based on a lower cost of advertising with that publication.

  • Allegedly Speaking

    If you read this column regularly, you know I’m a Facebook fanatic. I check it throughout the day, and enjoy keeping up with friends and family through its use tremendously.

    Last week, some of my FB friends posted that they were already putting up their Christmas decorations. I was horrified. It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, and you’re moving on to Christmas? How dare you?

  • Area prep girls teams open hoops seasons with losses

    All three county girls teams lost their season openers this past week in the first week of FHSAA basketball. 

    The Robert F. Munroe Lady Cats opened their season first with a 45-37 loss to Maclay.  An anemic fourth quarter turned a 34-33 lead into an 8-point loss. 

    The score was knotted a 18 at the half.

    Sophomore Beth Summerford led her team with 13 points and point guard Kristen Allen was one assist from a triple double.  Allen had 12 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. 

    Summerford added nine rebounds.

  • Community Calendar

    First Presbyterian Church of Quincy is organizing a community-wide traditional Thanksgiving meal to be served at Christ Town Ministries. They  are planning to serve 250 to 300 people between 11:30 and 2:30 on Thanksgiving Day.


    The Fairlanes are auditioning for oldies “doo-wop” singers Monday through Friday. Call Rich for infrmation at 627-4586.


  • Allegedly Speaking...

    I trust that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I did. I was able to travel to my parents’ house in North Georgia and spend the holiday with my family.

    I enjoyed the drive, once I got a little further north. The leaves were beautiful.

    I enjoyed the hug from my 4-year-old niece, Amanda, before I could even get out of the car when I arrived.

    I enjoyed coloring with Amanda. She told me it’s OK to color outside the lines. She also said, “Gigi, I’m a conceptual artist.”

  • Contemplations...

    There was a time, not so long ago, that I could remember everything trivial. Remember Trivia Pursuit, the game that was so popular back in the 80s? I was good at it. My friends and I would play into the early morning hours. Two weeks ago I was in Orlando and met up with one of my old college roommates and we started talking about the many hours we spent having fun.

  • Grand opening to be held for new restaurant in Quincy Nov. 20

    The Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the grand opening of the new El Potrillo restaurant located at 1951 West Jefferson St. in Quincy (just before Chevrolet Buick of Quincy on Highway 90).

    The chamber and El Potrillo will host a ribbon cutting ceremony Nov. 20 at 4 p.m.  Area residents and businesses are invited to attend the celebration and get a head start on enjoying their weekend. A local band, Mariachi Jaliscience, will be on hand to play favorites such as “Cielito Lindo” and “La Bamba.”

  • Bobcats end season with loss against Oak Hall

    The Bobcats of Robert F. Munroe Day School saw their season come to a close against the Eagles of Oak Hall in Gainesville by the score of 47-15. Fittingly, the game was played on Friday the 13th, with the Bobcats suffering several miscues against a 2-7 Eagle team that seemed to find the stride it had been looking for all season.

  • Panthers end season 0-10

    West Gadsden wrapped up the 2009 campaign last Friday night on the road against the Florida High Seminoles. The Panthers were looking to get off the snide and finish the season with a win in Tallahassee.

    It started the Panthers way as quarterback Carlton McWhite hit receiver Larico Dickey for a 60-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter to give them the early lead.

  • Lady Cats expected to start next season in top spot

    After showing significant improvement from the first time the Robert F. Munroe volleyball team played nemesis John Paul II Catholic High School during the regular season, the team hoped that after four previous losses that the fifth time would be the charm. After all, the fifth meeting of the season between the two Class A schools was close by in Tallahassee and the winner earned a trip to the Region 1 finals and a possible state tournament berth.