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Today's News

  • Three suspects nabbed in counterfeit cash sting

    Three arrests have been made in a Gadsden County counterfeit money scheme.
    According to an arrest report, the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the United States Secret Service to take down the counterfeit ring.  On Mar. 5 they arrested LeShelton Wilson, 24; Johnny Wilson, 26; and Cody Thomas of Albany, Ga., on charges of counterfeiting more than $2,000 but less than $20,000; possession of forged bills; passing counterfeit bills; uttering of counterfeit bills; and possession of tools for forgery of counterfeit bills.  

  • QPD to get new squad cars

    During their Feb. 28 meeting, the Quincy City Commission approved the police department’s request to purchase two new police cars.
    Quincy City Manager Mike Wade said the commission had budgeted $55,000 for the purchase.  However, it would require a budget adjustment because two vehicles are priced at a total of $59,926.
    Wade said Chief Glenn Sapp has identified money in his budget that could be transferred to cover the additional cost.

  • Big welcome after big win

    This past Thursday it was hard to miss the parade of sheriff’s office cruisers and fire trucks escorting the West Gadsden High School Panthers through the county.
    Fans eagerly awaited the arrival of the team as they made their way back home from Lakeland after competing in the 2017 FHSAA Boys Basketball State Championships Class 1A.
    The team won the school’s first state title March 1, after defeating Wildwood High School 64-44 in the championship game.

  • Munroe boys fall in season opener

    Rickards 8
     Munroe 1
    The Munroe baseball team dropped two preseason games and lost their season opener to Rickards 8-1 this past Tuesday, Feb. 21, to start the season 0-1.   
    The score was tied 0-0 until the bottom of the fourth when Rickards was able to push one run across.  The fifth inning was scoreless for both teams and Munroe tied up the score 1-1 in the top of the sixth. Stephen Burdick’s solo shot drove in Matt Salters for the Bobcats’ run.

  • Panther girls fall to feisty Franklin County

    Flag football
    Munroe, East Gadsden and West Gadsden open up their flag football seasons in a pre-season tournament that will last three days and includes all 11 teams in their huge 1A district.  
    All games will be  played at FAMU next week. East Gadsden will face Chiles on Tuesday at 6 p.m. and West Gadsden will play Lincoln immediately after.  

  • Panthers are regional champs!

    On Feb. 21 on their home court, the Panthers controlled the first half of their regional finals game, and did a good job of using their full court 1-3-1 defense to neutralize Chipley High.
    Senior point guard Andrew Reddick played the entire game and did a great job of controlling his team’s offense.
    West Gadsden carried a small 11-10 lead into the second quarter and got a huge boost from senior forward Mark Bradwell during the final eight minutes of the first half.

  • Exploring the magic of science

    A group of James A. Shanks Middle School students recently traveled to Tallahassee with several teachers for a special event at the “Mag Lab.”
    The National High Magnet Field Laboratory, which houses the largest and highest-powered magnet in the world, opened it doors for thousands of science fans Saturday.  
    According to a press release from the MagLab, the open house is the region’s largest science event, and it featured 100 hands-on demonstrations for kids and adults of all ages.

  • GCSB hears other options for school mergers

    School board members now have other options to consider, when it comes to the school consolidation proposal.
    As they met with the community at West Gadsden High School on Feb. 27, a few people from the crowd of about 100 voiced concerns about the superintendent’s school consolidation plan.
    “Students now are being bused from St. John’s and Gretna to East Gadsden,” said Frances Brown, who lives in Chattahoochee.  “Why can’t those kids come here?

  • Panthers one game away from state champs

    One week after defeating Chipley High,  the Panthers of West Gadsden stepped into the Lakeland Center to take on Hawthorne High.
    The Panthers were able to successfully use their 1-3-1 defense to slow down the Hornets. Hawthorne’s leading scorer, Devin Lawrence was held in check by West Gadsden the entire game due in large part to Andrew Reddick.

  • County commissioners approve law firm contract

    At their Feb. 21 meeting, Gadsden County Commissioners voted to approve a contract with a law firm to represent them.
    In January, commissioners selected Ausley McMullen as the firm to provide legal services for the commissioners, and they told County Administrator Robert Presnell to negotiate a one-year agreement. Under the contract, the county will pay the law firm $7,750 per month as a retainer for the first 50 hours of service. Additional hours would be billed according to the fee schedule spelled out in the contract.