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Today's News

  • We dropped out...then dropped back in

    It was late August when me, Ricky and Hollis Mayo decided to quit school. We figured we had gone about as far as we could go. “We can read and cipher. How much more do you need?” is the way Rick put it. We made a pact not to show up for the new school year. We decided to go to California and make movies with Roy and Gene. It looked like a lot of fun and Hollis maintained, “The way the teachers dote on Pam, Susie, Ruth Ann and the rest of the girls, they won’t nobody miss us ‘til Christmas!”

  • Talk about your backyard...or sideyard...quarterbacks

    My football career started in the front yard. We lived out at the end of Stonewall Street. Our nearest neighbors in those early years were Mr. and Mrs. Brooks. I figured them to be in their mid 80s, a little old for a quarterback or tight end. Besides, they worked all the time. That left me and Leon and David Mark. It didn’t take us long to choose up sides.

  • 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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