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Today's News

  • Third shooting suspect arrested

    A third suspect has been arrested in connection with a shooting in Gadsden Arms Apartments that left a 19-year-old Quincy man dead.
    Kentrell Thomas was shot on a sidewalk outside his apartment around 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29.
    According to a statement from Quincy police, Kevonte Montre Thomas, 18, of Tallahassee, was arrested Feb. 1 in connection to the shooting.  Thomas is being held in the Gadsden County Jail with no bond, on charges of second-degree murder.

  • Fishing tourney takes over

    Gadsden County Tourist Development Council hosted the final leg of the Florida State Championship Crappie Masters’ Crappie Fishing Tournament this past weekend.  It was also the national qualifier.  The Renewable Fuels Association, American Ethanol and Bass Pro Shops hosted the event.
    Fifty-one teams from 12 states traveled to Lake Talquin for two days of competitive fishing.

  • Coach Joe Striplin to fill vacancy as head football coach at East Gadsden

    After orchestrating an historic 10-2 season at West Gadsden including a play-off appearance, Coach Joey Striplin has been chosen as the new head coach at East Gadsden. The vacancy  was a result of Coach Corey Fuller’s move to Godby High School in Tallahassee.
    This past Monday marked the start of Striplin’s journey. Aside from the coaching change, it is also proposed that  East and West Gadsden will merge into one high school in the near future.  

  • TCC launches computer literacy class

    It’s easier than ever to get plugged into the digital age.
    The Tallahassee Community College Gadsden Center will off Computer and Internet Literacy (CGS 1060) as a course from Feb. 13 through May 5.  The class is offered on Mondays and Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m.
    It’s a four-credit course, and those interested in enrolling in the course must already be a TCC student or apply to the school.

  • Locals react to president’s ‘Muslim Ban’

    Millions are upset with President Donald Trump’s Executive Order temporarily halting travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.  
    The order, which was issued Friday, Jan. 27, severely restricted for 90 days citizens from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya and Yemen from entering the U.S. on any visa category.  Additionally, for 120 days it also bars the entry of any refugee who is awaiting resettlement in the U.S., and prohibits all Syrian refugees entering the U.S. until further notice.
    The order has triggered protests nationwide.

  • Blaze destroys historic school

    Monday afternoon, smoke could still be seen billowing from what is left of the historic Stevens High School after a fire ravaged it early Sunday morning.People passed by, stopping to take photos and videos.  Charred remains of canned goods, superheated in the fire, could still be seen shooting out of the building, landing yards away.

  • Baseball season continues for Bobcat boys

    Prior to playing 1A Wewahitchka, the Munroe Bobcats were winless against competition ranging from 3A to 7A.  With their first spring break game scheduled against John Paul II cancelled due to weather, the Bobcats travelled to Wewahitchka on Tuesday of  last week. This day the team and coaching staff  left with a 19-13 win and a smile.  

  • Gadsden’s girls sports slow over spring break

    Spring break put an abrupt halt to the steady progress local  spring sports teams had gained for several weeks.  
    Teams will pick back up this week and start again this week.   Upcoming contests for our county sports teams are:
    Softball
    West Gadsden will take on Vernon in a doubleheader on Thursday and then play at East Gadsden on Friday.  East Gadsden will have played two games prior to facing the Panthers.  They opened up their week with Rickards on Monday and then FAMU on Wednesday.
    Flag football

  • Girls sports: As flag football opens, tennis, softball continue

    Tennis
    The Munroe varsity tennis team, coached by Tamra Erde, moved to 3-1 on the season with two district wins last week.  First the team defeated Florida High in TAllahassee by a narrow 4-3 score.  The doubles duo of Reilly Morgan Bot sealed the deal with an 8-3 defeat in the #2 doubles slot.
    RFM 4  Fl High  3
    Singles
    #1 Jenna Branson lost to Olivia Ford 8-0
    #2 Emily Anderson defeated Lauren Mosley 8-4
    #3 Reilly Allman lost to Fraleigh Krause 8-5
    #4 Allison Bergman defeated Lauren Shirley 8-6

  • Panthers defeat final opponent, win state title

    The West Gadsden Panthers completed their journey in Lakeland and secured a State Championship with a 64-44 win over Wildwood High. Coach Moten said “it was totally worth the wait. We were ready. We lost three straight to Chipley, and our kids wanted this one. Coach Moody was with us, and the kids did it for him.”
    The Panthers brought their aggressive defense into the championship game and held the Wildcat’s offense in check. At the intermission, West Gadsden had a
    25-15 lead.