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Today's News

  • Bobcats take two, record at 12-2

    R.F. Munroe continued its winning ways in baseball last week, defeating John Paul II Tuesday and Altha Thursday.

    The Bobcats won 9-4 over John Paul II in a district game at Munroe.

    Brock Hinson pitched a complete game to pick up his fourth win of the year. He allowed only six hits and fanned eight in the game.

    Clay Kramm and Sam Young led the Munroe offense with two hits each. One of Kramm's hits was a home run.

    The Bobcats defeated Altha 12-2 Thursday in a mercy rule game in Altha. Munroe had a big seven-run first inning to get things started right.

  • Rec Dept. Doins...

    Now accepting registration for youth softball and baseball

    Tee ball for ages 4-6 for boys and ages 4-7 for girls, and coach pitch ages 7-8 for boys and 7-9 for girls. Registration fees will be determined by program commissioners.

    AAA youth baseball and majors baseball

    Ages 8-10, $20 registration fee

    Ages. 11-12, $20 registration fee

    Adult men and women softball league

  • Fight set for this weekend

    The Quincy Fighting Tigers Boxing guy will host Best of the Best IV March 28 at 6 p.m. at the Livestock Pavilion in Quincy. Fighters from South Florida to Alabama will be on hand. Headlining the card will be Deonte Burns, Bradford Williams and Skinny Boris J from Quincy.

    The event is sponsored by OSA Boxing and Gadsden County Tourist

    Development Council.

    Call 875-3331 for more information.

  • Funds to keep hospital up and running scarce

    The push to renovate and remodel the hospital is nearly complete, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. All that's needed now is to locate the nearly $2.7 million it will take to get the facility operational for at least 6 months. That doesn't include the furniture, fixtures and equipment at an estimated cost of $3.3 million.

  • Outstanding bills could break Urgent Care fund

    "You are basically out of money to run the Urgent Care (at Gadsden Community Hospital)," Gadsden County Clerk of Court Nicholas Thomas wrote in a memo to couny commissioners last week.

    In the memo, Thomas said there is only $145,897 left in the fund that operates the facility, and that might not be a true picture of the financial outlook because of outstanding bills, including insurance, utilities and computer services. Once those are paid, the fund could be broke.

  • Escapee tells officers: 'I give up. Please take me back to jail'

    A passing motorist on Highway 12 near Quincy Creek spotted a man coming from beneath the bridge late Monday night and called the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office. That tip, one of 60 investigators followed up on, led authorities to the apprehension of Roy Jones Jr., the 18-year-old man who had been the subject of a three-day manhunt.

    Jones escaped custody last Friday morning when he jumped out of a GCSO transport van between the courthouse and the county jail.

  • School board unanimously votes in favor of 'green' school in Havana

    “If educators don’t seize every opportunity to enrich the education of our children, who will?”

    The question was posed by Nell Cunningham, one of many Havana residents gathered to support the proposal for building a “green” school in Havana during last Tuesday night’s school board special meeting, during which the board unanimously voted in favor of the proposal.

    The proposal was first brought before the board during last month’s regular meeting, but board members felt more information was needed in order to make a decision.

  • County still has a ways to go to be ready for hurricane season

    Learning from past disasters and adjusting for the future was the lesson learned for local emergency management agencies.

    "We learned a lot from Tropical Storm Fay. What to do with all of the debris is a prime example of one of the lessons we learned," said Maj. Shawn Wood, director of Gadsden County Emergency Management Services Department.

  • County law enforcement to get slice of recovery pie

    President Barack Obama announced last week the release of $2 billion in Recovery Act 2009 funding allocations for state and local law enforcement assistance through the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program – and Gadsden County will be getting a slice of the pie.

  • City commissioners question utility bills

    Quincy City Commission-er Derrick Elias wasn't in the mood to hear what he called "rhetoric” Tuesday night during the regular meeting of the city commission. Elias said something is wrong and that his own bill this month "threw him for a loop."