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Today's News

  • Quincy cleared to pay Brown's legal fees

    A request that would have temporarily disallowed the city of Quincy to use taxpayer funds to pay legal fees related to the recall effort against Commissioner Micah Brown has been denied. 

  • Late sports news

    WGHS Panthers beat North View 74-44 in a Tuesday night game. If the Panthers prevail in Friday night’s match, they will be on their way to Lakeland to compete for the state championship.  For the story on Friday’s game that made the Panthers district champs, see Page 1B.

  • Panthers sink claws into district title

    After completing their regular season schedule with an impressive record of 25-2, the Panthers entered into the District Tournament, which was hosted at Panama City’s Bozeman High School.
    West Gadsden smashed Liberty County 74-43 in their first game of the tournament, en route to the championship game.
    The Panthers faced the Franklin County Seahawks in the Championship game; after a slow start they turned up their defensive intensity and went on to win by a score of 59-36.

  • Swinging for the fences: girls softball under way countywide

    Munroe
    MACLAY     15
    MUNROE     7
    The visiting Maclay Marauders struck in the first inning for 4 runs but Munroe answered for 2 in the bottom of the first inning.  Maclay then scored seven runs over the next three innings to the Lady Cats six runs and the game stayed close until the top of the fifth.  A few hits combined with a few Munroe errors gave Maclay four runs that Munroe could never answer.

  • ‘If the prodigal were a daughter’

    A few years ago, the late Janice Chaffee wrote the book, “If the Prodigal Were A Daughter.”
    In it, she took several parables of Jesus and rewrote them, making women the main characters in 21st-century settings.
    My favorite story is her take of the parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15. She called it “Solana: A Loved Daughter.”

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    “What I really get a kick out of is that they call their high school mascot, the ‘Syrupers,’ or something like that. Doggonest thing,” my neighbor, Stan, laughingly shared with me.
    Stan and his smallish dog, Reggie, were heading up the street we both live on, Fantasy Way. My Yorkie, Nick, and I were headed toward them.
    It was early afternoon; we paused to converse.
    This gentle, elderly man’s habit, whenever encountering me, was to say something short and sweet. He always wore a smile and made me feel good.

  • Praise the Lord! February 5, 2015

    Faith Walk
    in Chattahoochee
    Come join a faith walk for healing, deliverance, wisdom, knowledge, understanding, saving of souls, breakthrough or whatever you need from God. This Faith Walk started on the first Saturday this year at 8  a.m. at Jim Woodruff Dam in Chattahoochee. This will be an ongoing event every Saturday starting at 8 a.m. The public is invited to participate. For information, contact Evangelist Audrey Colley at 850-567-0922 or email alcolley@yahoo.com.
    Sweet event ahead

  • Hometown rivalry: Panthers pounce

    QUINCY — This past Saturday East and West Gadsden brought their regular seasons to a close with their annual showdown at James A. Shanks Gymnasium.
    West Gadsden looked to complete its sweep after having won the first round of this rivalry series in Havana earlier this season; East Gadsden, on the other hand, entered the contest in search of revenge.
    The anticipation and excitement was felt throughout the packed gym as the teams jogged onto the court. Both teams looked very poised as they stretched and ran through their pre-game drills.

  • One local girls basketball team still in season play

    District tournaments were held this past week and only one of four county girls basketball teams will still be playing basketball this week. East Gadsden narrowly missed a championship while Munroe, Tallavana Christian and West Gadsden all ended their seasons in semifinal action.

  • Bobcat boys drop final four regular season games

    An already difficult season ended with four losses for the Munroe Varsity Boys. The Bobcats dropped decisions to Altha, North Florida Christian, Liberty County and Poplar Springs.
    “Yes, this season has definitely been a struggle,” said Head Coach Joey Birdsong. “We commit too many turnovers and our shot selection isn’t what it needs to be, but the upside is the kids are all still working and trying to improve. We’ve got the district tournament next week, so we still have a chance to find some success.