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Today's News

  • Panthers put up fight in region loss to Franklin County

    “I could not have been any prouder of a team," Coach Antonio Bradwell said after his West Gadsden High School boys basketball game Thursday in Franklin County. "We came in undermanned and played very hard."

    The Panthers lost the Region 1-2A game 74-58, but not before hanging around against a talented and much taller Seahawk bunch.

    Using a stall game early, West Gadsden held close until halftime with John Battles doing most of the early scoring for West Gadsden. Battles scored 12 of the Panthers 18 first-half points.

  • Lady Cats defeat Liberty County

    The Robert F. Munroe Lady Cats softball team lost a close one, lost a 10-run rule contest and won a close one all in the opening week of the season. 

    On a cool Monday night the team succumbed in the bottom of the seventh 9-8 at Rickards.  Leading 4-1 in the third the Lady Cats gave up six runs, five on errors, and left the inning down 7-4. 

    The team posted four runs in the top of the fifth and gave up one.  The sixth inning was scoreless and the team could not push a run across in the top of the seventh. 

  • Munroe off to 3-1 baseball start

    The Robert F. Munroe baseball team won its first three games of the season before running into Maclay Monday.

    The Bobcats defeated Altha 12-2 Feb. 16, knocked off Blountstown 31-3 on the 17th and bested Wewahitchka 15-11 on the 20th.

    Brock Hinson was the winning pitcher against Altha with a one-hit, nine strike-out performance.

    Clay Kramm was the top hitter for Munroe with three hits. Miller Joyner, Sam Young and Alex Gay slapped two hits each. Joyner poked a double and a triple and knocked in four runs.

  • West Gadsden splits in baseball

    West Gadsden High School defeated Blountstown 13-4 last Thursday and lost to John Paul II 12-3 Monday night as they began baseball play.

    In the Blountstown game, Quantez Houge was the winning pitcher, going six innings and fanning 14.

    Demarcus Richardson had three hits for the Panthers and Houge, Brandon Moore and Devontez Travis had two each. Houge drove in three runs and scored four times.

    West Gadsden got only one hit in the John Paul II game. The Tallahassee team's Patrick O'Neil was the winning pitcher. He also hit a home run and had six RBIs in the game.

  • Community Briefs

    Teen Court will be held March 3, 17 and 31, April 14 and 28, May 12 and 26, and June 9 and 23. The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office Teen Court program offers youthful offenders an alternative to prosecution through the juvenile justice system. The program meets on the above dates from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Courthouse Annex. For more information, contact Tiffany Parsons-Braswell at 875-7596.

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    Quincy City Commission meets at Quincy City Hall at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

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  • Native son Williams named School-Related Employee of the Year

    Becoming a parent can change your whole perspective – just ask Gadsden County’s School-Related Employee of the Year, Gregory Williams.

    An education paraprofessional at Carter-Parramore Academy in Quincy, Williams is heavily involved not only in his job-related duties, but in mentoring the students that walk the halls of CPA.

  • Daughter of former slave celebrates 100th birthday with family, friends gathered throughout lifetime

    Mersey Mae McGill made her way into the world Feb. 26, 1909. Family and friends say her eyes have been wide open ever since, and reflect her inner beauty, while her arms are always open to give and receive love.

    This past weekend, family and friends gathered to celebrate her 100th birthday and to make it special, they had to resort to planning the big event without her knowledge. With the help of family members, church members and others, over 125 people showed up at St. Paul AME Church in Midway for the celebration.

  • Church Briefs

    • Youth from First Presbyterian Church in Quincy will participate in a 30-hour fast Feb. 27-28 as part of an international youth movement to fight hunger. Prior to the fast, the youth have gathered pledges and hope to raise $3,000 to donate to the cause. After breakfast Friday morning, the group will fast until lunch on Saturday. For more information or to get involved, call Lisa at 627-676.

  • Fletcher, Davis to be married March 21

    Dr. and Mrs. Taylor G. Fletcher and Dr. and Mrs. Moritz E. Dehler, together with Mary Dawn Davis and the late Ernest Matthew Davis, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Evelyn McRee Fletcher and Ernest Joseph Davis.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hal D. Fletcher, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Maxwell, all of Quincy. An Atlanta resident, she is a senor partner in the law firm of Hawkins and Parnell LLP.

  • Debate continues between city, county over fire contract

    Quincy city commissioners met Tuesday night to discuss whether the county wants to renew its fire contract and for how long, and whether the size of response areas would be increased, a topic of much discussion in recent weeks between city and county officials. A narrow vote at the end of the discussion, 3-2, determined the outcome.

    The county sent a contract to the city requesting a 60-day extension and, after an hour of discussion, the extension was approved.