Today's News

  • Goodwill to celebrate new digs Friday

    An everlasting topic of discussion in Gadsden County is the need for more opportunities to develop career skills for under- or un-employed job seekers. Goodwill Industries plans to contribute to that effort.

  • Quincy cleared to pay Brown's legal fees

    A request that would have temporarily disallowed the city of Quincy to use taxpayer funds to pay legal fees related to the recall effort against Commissioner Micah Brown has been denied. 

  • Late sports news

    WGHS Panthers beat North View 74-44 in a Tuesday night game. If the Panthers prevail in Friday night’s match, they will be on their way to Lakeland to compete for the state championship.  For the story on Friday’s game that made the Panthers district champs, see Page 1B.

  • Panthers sink claws into district title

    After completing their regular season schedule with an impressive record of 25-2, the Panthers entered into the District Tournament, which was hosted at Panama City’s Bozeman High School.
    West Gadsden smashed Liberty County 74-43 in their first game of the tournament, en route to the championship game.
    The Panthers faced the Franklin County Seahawks in the Championship game; after a slow start they turned up their defensive intensity and went on to win by a score of 59-36.

  • Swinging for the fences: girls softball under way countywide

    MACLAY     15
    MUNROE     7
    The visiting Maclay Marauders struck in the first inning for 4 runs but Munroe answered for 2 in the bottom of the first inning.  Maclay then scored seven runs over the next three innings to the Lady Cats six runs and the game stayed close until the top of the fifth.  A few hits combined with a few Munroe errors gave Maclay four runs that Munroe could never answer.

  • Learning to be brave
  • Living the dream: Newlyweds beginning cross-country trek

    Walking across the country like the titular character in “Forrest Gump”, a couple paused their 2,400-mile journey this past Thursday night to rest in Quincy.
    David and Natalie McDonald, 23 and 19, walk 20 miles every day, except Sundays, and plan to do so for the next seven months. After walking 20 miles every day, they either sleep outside in a tent or are invited by someone who knows the reason they’re walking to spend the night in their house.

  • Judge hears arguments in Quincy legal fee case

    The judge presiding over Quincy Commissioner Keith Dowdell’s lawsuit with a group of Quincy citizens against the city of Quincy made it clear in the case’s first hearing Tuesday afternoon he would be ruling over whether the Quincy Commission made an illegal decision paying legal expenses — not whether that decision was a
    logical one.

  • Quincy Shuttle service to resume March 2

    The Quincy Shuttle is being brought back after county commissioners voted to reinstate the service at their Feb. 3 meeting.

    The bus will run Monday through Friday beginning March 2.

    County Administrator Robert Presnell said the county decided to reinstate the Quincy Shuttle as a part of the goal to increase public transportation accessibility throughout the county.

  • Young scientists show their skills in science fair

    Some of the county’s most talented science students participated in the district-wide science fair Tuesday morning at St. John Elementary.

    The participants had all won either first or second place in their schools’ science fairs, were in the third, fourth or fifth grades and represented each of the eight district elementary schools except Gadsden Elementary Magnet School.