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Today's News

  • Quincy to apply for $750K grant

    The Quincy City Commission had a public hearing for a Police and Firefighters Pension ordinance at their Jan. 10 meeting.  
    No citizens expressed interest in offering any public comment before Ordinance 1086-2016 passed unanimously on its second reading.
    Now that the public hearings are out of  the way, the proposed ordinance will be presented to city commissioners once more for a final vote.

  • Hard work pays off

    Gadsden County School District officials surprised three employees when they made a special trip to their schools on Thursday, Jan. 12.  
    Superintendent Roger Milton walked into each school, holding flowers and balloons and with a huge smile on his face.  
    At West Gadsden High School in Greensboro, receptionist/secretary Maggie Conyers’ eyes filled with tears of joy as Milton told her she had won School Related Employee of the Year.  

  • Tallavana, Munroe continue season on the hardwood

    Tallavana Christian
    Tallavana Christian opened up this week hosting three home games.  They started off with Altha on Monday, Munroe on Tuesday and Aucilla Christian on Thursday.  Munroe and Aucilla are district matchups.  
    Munroe
    After a busy Christmas, the Bobcats played only one game last week.  Second-year coach Andrew Eads travelled with his squad to Thomasville, Ga., to face Brookwood.

  • The basketball journey of two Panthers

    After three highly successful years at West Gadsden High School, senior point guard Andrew Reddick and senior forward Mark Bradwell are determined and focused on bringing a state title to Greensboro. During their time at West Gadsden, these two young men have experienced the highs and lows that come along with playing on the
    hardwood.

  • County girls continue busy season

    After using this past week to get back into the playing groove following a holiday break, our county girls basketball teams will be attempting to gain momentum as they head into the home stretch of the season before entering district play at the end of the month.  
    West Gadsden

  • Panther boys beginning to hit their stride

    This past week,  Coach Moten led his squad on a three-game road trip that resulted in three big wins, which improved their regular season record to 11-4. On Jan. 5, the Panthers traveled to Franklin County and won by a score of
    69-55, Mark Bradwell and Andrew Reddick led the way with 15- and 13-point performances.
    On the following day, the team secured a 65-58 victory against Mosley High. Lastly, on Saturday the Panthers capped off their week with a dominant 63-41 win against Florida High.

  • Midway leaders talk new faces, old bills

    The City of Midway’s newest councilmember Quintealia Cato was sworn it at their Jan. 5 meeting.
        There was also a pinning ceremony for Midway Police Officer Deric Mordica, who was promoted to the rank of lieutenant.
    MPD Chief Tom Murray said Mordica is a great officer.   He said Mordica is someone the citizens can count on any time of night or day.
    “The young kids ,they love him, and he even gives out blow pops,” Murray said.  “He’s going to go a long, long way.”

  • BOCC extends auditing services contract

    The Gadsden Board of Commissioners voted to extend their contract with Purvis, Gray and Company auditing firm at a  
    Jan. 3 meeting.
    All of the commissioners agreed the company had done an excellent job for the past two fiscal years, and they also have a vast knowledge of the county’s financial
    records.  

  • United in prayer

    A group of Midway residents came out for a morning of worship this past Saturday.  The annual Midway Prayer Day was held at the Eugene Lamb
    Community Center.  
    Pastor Lee Johnson gave words of encouragement for the new year.
    “I’m drawing a line in the sand.” Jones said.  “What happened in 2016 is not going to happen in 2017 to me and my family.”
    About 30 people came out for the prayer service.  

  • Girls basketball keeps Gadsden’s players busy over holiday break

    East Gadsden
    The Jaguars participated in the Thomasville Holiday Hoopfest last week and came away with an overtime loss and a blistering win.
    COFFEE 63
    EAST GADSDEN 61 (0T)
    In the first game of the tournament, Coffee County High School led 26-20 at halftime, but East Gadsden had a big fourth quarter, outscoring Coffee 21-7, and tying up the score at 49-49.  The high- scoring continued even in the shortened overtime period, with Coffee outscoring East Gadsden 14-12.  
    EAST GADSDEN 52
    THOMASVILLE 29