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Today's News

  • Chief hits streets to provide info on regulations

    Quincy Police Chief Ferman Richardson went door to door last Thursday morning in the Sunset Acres neighborhood to place door hangers and talk with residents about the stepped up implementation of the city of Quincy's animal nuisance ordinance. The bright, yellow hangers provided compliance information for homeowners.

    Donn James and his wife, Sue, were working in their yard on Wallace Drive when Richardson stopped to talk about the the door hanger. James said the number of stray dogs and cats has decreased recently and he thanked police officers for enforcing the ordinance.

  • Telecommunications system continues to operate in the red; commissioners debate status

    "I've been hearing this hype and hoopla for the past six years and nothing has changed," said Quincy City Commissioner Finley Cook about the city's telecommunications department during Tuesday night's regular commission meeting. A financial report showed that the city, which serves 338 customers, is losing about $5,000 per month.

    "We have a system is not working. We need a plan to stop spending the citizens’ money on telecommunications. We have to reduce the expenditures of this city," Cook said.

  • Reader says phone call from GCSO was useless

    On the evening of March 6, I received a 911 telephone alert from the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, which was to inform the citizenry that a dangerous felon had escaped from custody and was on the loose.

    Good stuff. Except...what good was this message?

    The message was totally inadequate, since it didn't name or adequately describe the escapee. All we were told was that he was black, had tattoos on his arms and that was it. Nada!

    We weren't given weight, height, color of eyes, type of haircut, etc.

  • Community watch programs could have prevented burglaries

    Quincy Police Chief Ferman Richardson said last week a simple thing like a Neighborhood Crime Watch program could have prevented the recent burglary of two homes and the attempted burglary of another, The crimes, he said, occurred within minutes of each other.

    "The homeowner, on his way to work, saw someone who appeared to be trying to break into his neighbor's house but wasn't sure. Instead of calling us, he called an off-duty officer," Richardson said.

  • Jaguars split in baseball play

    East Gadsden High School hosted a pair of Tallahassee baseball teams at Corry Field last Thursday and Friday, splitting the two contests.

    The Jaguars defeated FAMU High Thursday in a mercy rule game 14-4. Davorick Ford collected his fifth win of the year, hurling a two hitter and fanning five. John Price had three hits and Jaron Reynolds and Cedric Atkins two each to lead the offense.

    Maclay defeated East Gadsden Friday 13-10 in a walk-a-thon game.

  • East Gadsden relays at FAMU

    A contingent of East Gadsden track athletes participated in the prestigious FAMU relays last Saturday.

    In individual girl's events: Jasmine Allen was second in the high school 400-eter. Charyla Chavers was fourth and Shayla Gee 13th.

    In the 100-meter, Mildreka Hobley finished fifth. Latonya Chandler was fourth in the high jump and Torriah Bell finished third in the triple long jump and fourth in the long jump.

  • RFM Bobcats edge Sneads 10-8

    Baseball action turned out good for the R.F. Munroe baseball team as they edged Sneads Friday night.

    Cody Watson picked up his first win of the year in the contest. The senior right-hander went more than six innings and fanned five Pirates.

    Brock Hinson came in to retire the last Sneads batter and picked up his second save of the year.

    Sam Young led the Bobcat offense with three hits and Hinson and Clay Kramm had two hits each.

    The Bobcats’ record is 10-2. The team played at Altha Monday.

  • Off the hook...

    Can we ask for more?

    Summer-like weather and excellent conditions, and a record number of RVs filled the local parks. Dallas Johnson, operator of Ingrams Marina, was out Saturday morning taking pictures of "the most folks we have had in 3 years." I talked with some folks from Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Arizona. Everyone was fishing, fellowshipping and cooking out. What a way to live.

  • Lady Cats move to 6-5 in season play

    The R.F. Munroe Lady Cats softball team lost one and won two last week to move their record to 6-5 on the season.

    First up was a disappointing loss to Leon High School 13-1.  The Lady Cats committed five untimely errors resulting in the 10-run rule loss.  Haleigh Corbally struck out three and also has a double at the plate.  Courtney Mayo added a hit and Courtney White the lone run batted in on a sacrifice.

  • USDA begins distribution of stimulus dollars

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced March 9 that the United States Department of Agriculture has started to receive and distribute the first of $28 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding.