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Today's News

  • Three county girls teams facing districts

    This past week’s district tournament sent only one county  team home, but allowed three teams to advance to state series competition. One team, West Gadsden, emerged with a championship trophy, while two teams, East Gadsden and Tallavana Christian, continue to compete despite losing the finals.  
    West Gadsden

  • Rivals return to the hardwood — for the last time?

    Every year the Jaguars and Panthers square off twice a year on the hardwood, once at East Gadsden’s gym and once at Shank’s gym on West Gadsden’s senior night game. Unlike all the other games at Shanks, this past Friday’s game was uniquely significant. If the district follows through on its plan to merge the schools next school term it will mean that the rivalry has come to an abrupt end.

  • Season’s end in sight for Gadsden boys this week

    Robert F. Munroe
    The Bobcats dropped three games last week in their next to last week of the regular season.  
    ALTHA 60
    MUNROE 42
    Down by only four points at halftime, the Bobcats were outscored 32-18 in the second half for the loss. Isaiah Glynn and Matthew Salters combined for 27 points and seven three-pointers.  Salters and Max Reinhard each pulled down seven rebounds in the loss.
    LIBERTY 69
    MUNROE 42

  • Gadsden girls basketball: tourneys ahead

    West Gadsden
    The West Gadsden Lady Panthers dropped their last two games of the season by a total of five points.  First they lost 44-42 to Chiles and then lost three days later to Godby by a 55-52 score
    The team will be participating in the 1A District 4 tournament this week as the No. 1 seed.  The team finished 6-0 in district play and will participate in their four-team tournament this week at Liberty County.  The finals are at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2.
    East Gadsden

  • Lions, Bobcats see tough week on the hardwood

    RF Munroe
    The Munroe Bobcats have made steady improvement since their season opener Nov. 18.  
    One of the main reasons for that improvement has been the play of senior guard Matthew Salters.  Salters, a three-sport standout, did not play basketball last season but waited until his senior season to play.  Coach Andrew Eads could not be happier.  
    Going back to Jan.y 10, Salters has tallied double figures in scoring and rebounding for seven straight games.   

  • As Munroe girls soldier on, Lady Lions see some success

    With only one week remaining until district tournament time, the Tallavana Christian Lady Lions had the only two-win week in girls county basketball.   
    First was a nerve-wracking 51-50 win by Tallavana Christian over Liberty County.  They followed that win up with a 36-20 win over Taylor County. In this final week of the regular season, the team will be practicing in preparation for their participation in the 2A-District 1 tournament at Aucilla Christian.  

  • Panthers see tough week; Jags fare better

    West Gadsden High School
    Following a 48-34 loss on the road against 1A powerhouse Madison High on Tuesday, Jan. 17, West Gadsden traveled to Leon High three days later and lost by a score of 52-47. The Panthers are currently 14-7overall, and 5-1 in district play.
    Coach Moten gave a mildly optimistic reflection on his team’s progression toward the end of the regular season: “I’m pleased, I think we are coming around. This time of the year you want to start clicking on all cylinders. We gotta get better at executing in our half-court offense.”

  • MLK: Reflecting on the legacy and the scars

    At a breakfast held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, the Rev. Greg Taylor encouraged listeners to overcome adversity by first being accountable for themselves.
    As the aroma of sausage, grits and biscuits drifted through the Joe Ferolito Recreation Center in Quincy, Taylor spoke about April 4, 1968, which is the day King was assassinated.  Taylor said that day has gone down in the history books as a time to remember, but it seems the black community hasn’t recovered from it yet.

  • 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.