Today's News

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Community Calendar

    A community conversation will be held this evening at 6 p.m. at James A. Shanks Middle School regarding education in Gadsden County. Call 850-294-6694 for more information.


    The Gadsden County bookmobile will be out of service Sept. 14-Oct. 1. The library will receive a new bookmobile through a grant in early September.


    Main Street Quincy will host a night of music featuring Tallahassee Nights Live on the Courthouse Square Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. This is a free event.


  • Public hearings to be held on city budget

    The Quincy city commissioners voted Sept. 8 to pass, on second reading, an ordinance that would prohibit soliciting or collecting money on a public right-of-way. The ordinance also restricts the distribution of printed materials to sidewalks or other non-traffic areas that are intended for pedestrian use.

    The ordinance grew out of concern by several commissioners for the safety of people soliciting at intersections.

  • Midway man charged with arson, attempted murder

    The State Fire Marshal's Office arrested 26-year-old Christopher T. Knight of Midway and charged him with five counts of attempted murder and two counts of arson of a dwelling  Monday.

    The charges stem from fires set Sept. 9 and 10. He is in the Leon County Jail, pending return to Gadsden County.

  • Long lines form as locals try to beat tag cost increase this week

    "I've never seen anything like it," said Gadsden County Tax Collector Dale Summerford Monday night.

    He was referring to the crowds that swamped his office beginning Aug. 28 to  take advantage of the old tag and license fees that took effect Sept.1, when prices doubled. The office, which usually handles less than 100 people per day, served 750 Monday.

  • Elected officials visit, talk health care, economy, stimulus dollars

    Sen. Bill Nelson sat down with local community and government leaders last Thursday afternoon in the conference room of the Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce in Quincy.

    As the meeting began, Nelson asked those present what issues were on their minds. Foremost among those issues were health care reform, the Apalachicola River, the economic forecast and stimulus dollars.

  • Boyd met with strong questions, even stronger answers at gathering

    There were only a few seats left at the Leaf Theatre Aug. 25 as U.S. Congressman Allen Boyd opened a town meeting to discuss the health care initiative. He said most of the people in the room were raised by parents whose lives were shaped by the Great Depression and many people are losing their jobs and their homes – and people are "scared."

    "I'm delighted you're here. You were told last September that our financial institutions were about to collapse. That didn't happen but we never get credit for averting disaster," Boyd said.

  • Board must act to save hospital

    The Gadsden County Board of Commissioners have a tough decision to make and they must make it soon according to Michael Glazer, attorney for Gadsden Hospital Inc. Board of Directors, who laid the board’s options on the line Tuesday.