Today's News

  • One shining evening

    Two high school seniors from Gadsden County were recognized for winning a highly valuable scholarships Saturday night at a banquet for the Biletnikoff Award.

    Camarion Hale and Evelyn Kay Fletcher, from East Gadsden and Robert F. Munroe, respectively, will both be granted a scholarship worth $6,000 to $10,000 and will be granted a housing scholarship for four years of college, covering expenses up to $50,000.

  • Dowdell takes the lead in suing city

    Quincy Commissioner Keith Dowdell is leading a group of residents in suing the city for a decision the city commission made to cover Commissioner Micah Brown’s legal fees in his fight against a recall election.

    In the lawsuit documents, in which the plaintiffs explain their demand for a trial by jury, the decision to pay Brown’s legal fees before he wins his case is described as “an illegal expenditure of public funds.”

  • ‘If the prodigal were a daughter’

    A few years ago, the late Janice Chaffee wrote the book, “If the Prodigal Were A Daughter.”
    In it, she took several parables of Jesus and rewrote them, making women the main characters in 21st-century settings.
    My favorite story is her take of the parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15. She called it “Solana: A Loved Daughter.”

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    “What I really get a kick out of is that they call their high school mascot, the ‘Syrupers,’ or something like that. Doggonest thing,” my neighbor, Stan, laughingly shared with me.
    Stan and his smallish dog, Reggie, were heading up the street we both live on, Fantasy Way. My Yorkie, Nick, and I were headed toward them.
    It was early afternoon; we paused to converse.
    This gentle, elderly man’s habit, whenever encountering me, was to say something short and sweet. He always wore a smile and made me feel good.

  • Praise the Lord! February 5, 2015

    Faith Walk
    in Chattahoochee
    Come join a faith walk for healing, deliverance, wisdom, knowledge, understanding, saving of souls, breakthrough or whatever you need from God. This Faith Walk started on the first Saturday this year at 8  a.m. at Jim Woodruff Dam in Chattahoochee. This will be an ongoing event every Saturday starting at 8 a.m. The public is invited to participate. For information, contact Evangelist Audrey Colley at 850-567-0922 or email alcolley@yahoo.com.
    Sweet event ahead

  • One local girls basketball team still in season play

    District tournaments were held this past week and only one of four county girls basketball teams will still be playing basketball this week. East Gadsden narrowly missed a championship while Munroe, Tallavana Christian and West Gadsden all ended their seasons in semifinal action.

  • Hometown rivalry: Panthers pounce

    QUINCY — This past Saturday East and West Gadsden brought their regular seasons to a close with their annual showdown at James A. Shanks Gymnasium.
    West Gadsden looked to complete its sweep after having won the first round of this rivalry series in Havana earlier this season; East Gadsden, on the other hand, entered the contest in search of revenge.
    The anticipation and excitement was felt throughout the packed gym as the teams jogged onto the court. Both teams looked very poised as they stretched and ran through their pre-game drills.

  • Bobcat boys drop final four regular season games

    An already difficult season ended with four losses for the Munroe Varsity Boys. The Bobcats dropped decisions to Altha, North Florida Christian, Liberty County and Poplar Springs.
    “Yes, this season has definitely been a struggle,” said Head Coach Joey Birdsong. “We commit too many turnovers and our shot selection isn’t what it needs to be, but the upside is the kids are all still working and trying to improve. We’ve got the district tournament next week, so we still have a chance to find some success.

  • Burglar targets Quincy cellphone business

    It was business as usual Monday morning at Page Plus in Quincy, with store owner Willie Lanier and his employee cracking jokes and entertaining guests between helping customers understand how to use their new smartphones. You would never have known the store had been burglarized the previous Friday.
    According to a Quincy Police Department incident report, an officer was dispatched to PagePlus, located on South Monroe Street, around 8 a.m., finding the store’s window

  • Havana facade grants approved

    Getting in shape was on the minds of Havana Town Council members at their Jan. 27 meeting thanks to a visit from Rachel Guy of Gadsden County’s health department.
    During the time for public comment,  Guy, a senior health educator of Gasdsen County, explained the reason for her visit.
    Guy is part of Get Going Gasden: Healthiest Weight Initiative.
    “We really want people to get healthy and so far we have over 200 participants who are ready to get fit. The only problem is we have no participants in Havana.”