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Today's News

  • GCSO deputies find 45 pot plants at three sites

    Acting on tips, deputies from the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office have confiscated 45  marijuana plants and 4 pounds of marijuana since Aug. 24 in three separate incidents.

    Seven plants with an estimated street value of $7,000 were found on the back porch of a private home a few miles south of Quincy on Sept. 1. An arrest is pending.

    The plants had heavy buds, which indicated they had been pruned often and were well cared for when found, according to GCSO Lt. Jim Corder.

  • Parents upset with district, daycare owner after son dropped off, left alone

    The parents of a 4-year-old boy who was dropped off by a school bus at a closed daycare center are upset with the center and the school district.

    Bennie Mason and Tammy McWhite, parents of Bakaile Mason, said he was left standing outside the Gadsden County Day Care Services Inc., located at 911 Fourth St. in Quincy, on Aug. 28.

  • It's not about race, it's about encouraging the kids

    It seemed the whole country went nuts last week as it was announced that President Barack Obama would be visiting America’s classrooms via a live podcast on the White House Web site.

  • There's nothing quite like family time

    I have a lot of relatives and this weekend most of them came to town. We had a great time together as usual. We are good company for each other and I don't ever remember, as adults, any of us having a serious argument. Of course, we disagree like most people but it never escalates into yelling and holding grudges. I have to admit, I have a cool family.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    Another summer is winding down, and I still haven’t gone fishing.  How I long to be sitting in a rowboat on some quiet lake at dusk with my spinning gear and old Jitterbug.  To listen to the “glub,” “glub," “glub” of that surface lure waiting for a largemouth bass to break the otherwise stillness of the lake when he charged it.

    It was the morning after Bobby Kennedy’s assassination when my brother Ken and I went fishing for the last time.  We fished at Lake Mashapaug in northeastern Connecticut that morning.

  • Reader questions rep on presidential support

    Due to the constraints of time, I have been unable to attend Rep. Allen Boyd's town hall meetings, so I choose this public forum.

    I commend you for your service to our country. That was then...this is now.

    You were one of 219 congressmen to vote for that deplorable tax and trade bill. Now you are going around the district explaining yourself away about the Obama health care bill. Congressman, this is a no-brainer. Vote no!

  • Officers seek thief after burglary at Garden Center

    Quincy police are looking for Ezzard Sterling Sapp, the man they think burglarized the Quincy Garden Center on Sept. 1.  

    According to a report released by the police department, someone entered the historic building, which is commonly used for weddings and other social events, and took approximately $5,500 worth of antiques.

  • East meets West in cross-county matchup; Jags come out on top

    The East Gadsden High School Jaguars leaves the West Gadsden Panthers scoreless after posting a 21-0 win last Friday night in the cross-county rivals’ Superintendent’s Cup season opener.

    East Gadsden’s first score came with 5:35 on the clock after a big catch, which was followed up with a quarterback-keeper from Donterrius Garrett. The point after was good, to make the score 7-0. EGHS was stopped on fourth-and-10 in the red zone and West Gadsden took over on its own 1-yard line, but a fumble caused a safety for the Jags, leading to a 9-0 game.

  • Volleyball kicks off county-wide

    The Robert F. Munroe Day School volleyball team opened the 2009 season with two wins last week. 

    On Monday night the team traveled to Bainbridge to take on Grace Christian.  The Lady Cats won all three games and the match, with scores of 25-20, 25-20 and 25-16.

    Munroe was led offensively by senior outside hitter Spenser Morris.  Morris finished the match with 10 kills. 

  • RFM duffers open season with win

    The Robert F. Munroe Day School golf team opened its season by placing second in a five-way match held last week at Southwood.

    Munroe’s team combined for a 175 on nine holes with four players.  The winning team, Len High School, scored a 154. 

    Munroe defeated Florida High, FAMU and Rickards.  Top golfer for the Bobcats was Clay Kramm with a 40 followed by eighth grader Fletcher Morgan with a 41. 

    Morgan also birdied the first hole.