Today's News

  • Final push begins for girls volleyball in Gadsden

    The regular season for Florida high-school volleyball is winding down.  This week marks the final week for district games, while the regular season concludes the next.  District tournaments are scheduled to be played out the following week, Oct. 17 to 21.  
    Munroe defeats FAMU 18-25, 27-25, 25-8,
    Munroe defeats
    Tallavana Christian
    25-3, 25-14, 25-13
    Aucilla Christian
    defeats Munroe
    25-19, 25-20, 25-19, 25-19

  • A big hit in Midway

    Midway Day was a huge success this year.  The event was filled with fun and laughter.  People of all ages danced, as the Deejay played some of the latest hits.  Children, and adults, even did a few Zumba exercises to the music.
    While the event usually takes place the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, it was pushed back two weeks this year due to Hurricane Hermine, Charlie Fields, one of the organizers said.

  • Midway could see tax rate drop

    The citizens of Midway should see a decrease in property taxes in the 2017 fiscal year budget.  Although the city’s rolled-back rate, which would keep property taxes the same as the previous year, is 5.08, the maximum millage rate the City’s charter allows is 5.0.  
    At a special meeting Thursday, Sept. 15, Auburn Ford, Midway’s city manager, said this is a first.  He said the city has never seen a property tax cut.
    Councilmember David Knight said the cut is due to a decrease in property value.

  • Jags overrun by Raiders

    This past Friday’s highly anticipated game pitting East Gadsden against Rickards High got off to a fast start as both teams scored on its second offensive play. The Raiders struck first: Senior wide receiver Javon Wooten caught a screen pass and sprinted 50 yards into the end zone to give his team a 7-0 lead with 11:29 left in the first quarter. The Jaguars answered less than a minute later when sophomore running back Tony Street scored on a 78-yard run, which tied the game.

  • Lady Bobcats see rough week at the net

    After reeling off five straight wins, the Munroe volleyball team dropped two matches last week.
    Liberty County
    beats Munroe 25-21, 25-21, 25-16
    The Lady Cats hung tough in the first two games against Liberty County High School but could not pull out wins.  Jada Watkins, Morgan Bot and Mary Pat Thomas were busy on defense, tallying 63 digs.  Bot added 10 kills and Reilly Allman added 11 assists.  Sophomore Emily Anders on added another 12 digs.  
    Grace Christian defeats Munroe

  • Quincy budget process continues

    The Quincy City Commission is moving forward with completing the 2017 fiscal year budget.  
    At their Sept. 13 meeting, the commissioners had their first public hearing on the proposed 4.6629 ad valorem millage rate for the upcoming budget year.  
    If the rolled-back rate is approved the city will receive the same amount of property tax revenue as was levied this fiscal year.    
    Citizens as well as representatives for local organizations were given the opportunity to comment on the proposed budget.    

  • Lady Bobcats see success at the net

    The Munroe volleyball team has now won four straight matches under new head coach, Steve Canfield.  It doesn’t hurt at all to have a roster with four starting senior players.  Last week the Lady Cats picked up two district wins.  They defeated rival Aucilla Christian 3-1 and Tallavana Christian 3-0.  
    Munroe defeats Aucilla: 25-23, 19-25, 25-16, 25-14

  • Celebration of a century

    Give people their flowers while they’re living.  At least that’s how the old saying goes.  Odeal Ford Lewis received her flowers Saturday, as she celebrated her 100th birthday.
    When a reporter asked her what she planned to do on her actual birthday, which is Sept. 10, Lewis replied, “Nothing. I done got too old to do stuff to celebrate birthdays now.”

  • County OK’s contract to market Gadsden to tourists

    Members of various local churches attended the Gadsden County Commission meeting Tuesday, Sept. 6, to show their support for adopting an ordinance that would allow all churches and schools to have a digital marquee sign.  
    Commissioners voted in favor of moving forward with the ordinance after making a few changes.
    Commission Chairwoman Brenda Holt said those wanting a sign will have to go before the Gadsden County Commission for approval.  

  • Wealth Watchers aim to up profits for farmers

    Although the number of farms in Gadsden County has increased in recent years, the amount of revenue generated has declined.  
    According to the United State’s Department of Agriculture’s 2012 Census, there were 385 farms in Gadsden County in 2007.  Increasing by
    4 percent, the number slowly climbed to 402 over the five-year period.  
    The market value of the products sold by the farms, however, plummeted.   Decreasing by