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Today's News

  • Resident sees wrongdoing in commission meetings

    Will somebody, anybody, education Gadsden County commission chairman Eugene Lamb as it relates to citizen input during the commission meetings? Lamb seems to think that a citizen giving his or her opinion about an issue must be in line with his thinking.

  • Parents thank teachers

    The parents of the 2008-9 Metropolitan Christian Academy kindergarteners would like to recognize Mrs. Brent and Mrs. Wilson for their outstanding work in opening our children’s minds to new ideas, serving as excellent mentors, and helping to create exemplary citizens.  Their compassion and devotion to our children is priceless.  They have proven to be vital in helping our little ones to mature, to understand the world and to understand themselves.  

  • Man charged with sexual assault on juvenile gets 30 years

    Christopher G. Martin, 46, was sentenced to 30 years in prison last week after he was found guilty on one count each of sexual assault on a juvenile and lewdness.

    Lt. Larry Gilyard of the Quincy Police Department, who made the initial arrest on June 16, 2008, called the sentence a victory for law enforcement.

    "We hope the days when these type of criminals getting off with 2 or 3 years are gone. The Quincy Police Department will not tolerate sexual abuse on our children. We're going to arrest them and make sure they are held accountable," he said.

  • Munroe advances in baseball play

    Robert F. Munroe Day School couldn't hold off the Aucilla bats Thursday and the Bobcats found themselves runner-ups in District 3-1A after a 12-8 loss.

    Aucilla slapped 13 hits in the championship game and jumped out to a 9-0 lead.

    Munroe made a game of it by scoring seven runs, cutting it to 9-7 in the top of the seventh before the Warriors got three runs to put the game away.

    Matt Bishop and Marcus Roberts had three hits each for Aucilla and Casey Wheeler and Trent Roberts had two hits.

  • Jaguars lose a tough one to Godby

    The East Gadsden High School Jaguars gave it all they had last Monday before losing to Godby 5-4 in the District 2-3A Baseball tournament in Tallahassee.

    Makarious Murray pitched an outstanding game allowing only four hits in five innings of work. Murray and the Jaguars held a 4-2 lead until the bottom of the fifth when a pair of walks and an error helped Godby to three runs and the lead.

    East Gadsden got a first-inning run when Montez Fryson singled in John Price.

  • Lady Cats lost in regional play

    The Robert F. Munroe Lady Cats softball team was disposed of in regional quarterfinals by Eagle’s View Academy in Jacksonville on Tuesday.

    Eagle’s View, the defending Class A state softball champions, won the game handily 16-0. Last year the Lady Cats played EVA to a tight 3-2 contest but this was not the case last week.

  • Shellcrackers are biting

    Shellcracker time is here!!

    Reports are coming in at both Whippoorwill and Ingrams marinas of shellcrackers bedding around the Iron Curtain and Rocky Comfort Creek area.

    Scott Haire and family fished Rocky Comfort Creek this past weekend and, along with several other folks from Georgia, took limits using black wigglers and big reds. Oliver Hale and I also had a very productive afternoon along with a couple from Blakely, Ga.

  • Community Calendar

    Quincy Main Street Music Festival is set for May 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. on the Courthouse Square. Admission is free, and the event will feature jazz and rhythm and blues music. Art exhibitions at the Gadsden Arts Center will also be on display from 6 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be available on North Madison Street.

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    New exhibitions will open at the Gadsden Arts Center May 8.

    “Real to Abstract and Back,” will feature the work of artist Bob DeWitt Smith, whose style ranges from detailed photographic realism to pure abstraction.

  • 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.

  • Swine flu case numbers climb statewide

    The Florida Department of Health announced today that Okaloosa County now has a probable case of swine flu, and the cases in Miami-Dade now total four.

    According to the release, there are now 22 probable cases throughout the sate. Alachua, Flagler, Lee, Indian River, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, Seminole and Clay counties all have one case each, while Broward County has three. Hillsborough County has six probable cases.

    Florida still has only two confirmed cases, two in Lee County. Broward, Orange and Pinellas each have one confirmed case.