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Today's News

  • Man questioned on one robbery, admits to another

    Back in mid-August, Howard Marshall, 50, was a busy man. According to the Quincy Police Department, he was busy burglarizing local businesses.

    Howard's deeds on Aug. 20 and 23 have caught up with him thanks to DNA and modern technology. According to a report on file with the Quincy Police Department, officers were called to Captain D's Restaurant in reference to a burglary on Aug. 20.

  • Bobcats take district win over Aucilla

    The Robert F. Munroe boys basketball team took a 25-14 lead into halftime of their home game against Aucilla Friday night.

    They maintained that lead throughout the second half en route to a 47-33 District 3-A win.

    “We played a balanced game and got out with the win," head coach Kevin Smith said.

    Smith's team had three players in double figures, with Christian Granger leading the way with 19 points.

    John Hilton Revell popped in 11 and Tommy Murray scored 10.

    Rebound wise, Murray led the Bobcats with eight and Sam Young pulled off six.

  • Winbush, Battles lead WGHS to pair of wins

    Jesse Winbush and John Battles caused opponents to feel like they were seeing a pair of perpetual-in-motion blurs last week as the two guards led the West Gadsden High School Panthers to wins over Wewahitchka and North Florida Christian.

    The win over Wewahitchka came last Tuesday night and was a District 3-2A victory.

    Wewa led through out the game behind the scoring of guard Christian Owens, who finished the night with 26 points.

    Winbush and Battles however, led a 31-20 last quarter blitz that helped West Gadsden pull the game out.

  • EGHS girls win three

    In a week of mostly wins, the East Gadsden High School Lady Jaguars proved to be tops.

    The Lady Jags survived a furious Bainbridge rally to defeat the Georgia school 62-61. They then upended former coach, Chariya Davis Rickards’ team 76-50. They finished that up with a thumping of Panama City Arnold 70-31.

    In the Bainbridge battle, East Gadsden led by a comfortable 16 points with only two minutes to play when Bainbridge mounted a ferocious comeback. A full-court press led to five straight turnovers and a rally.

    East Gadsden hung on to win by one.

  • Lady Cats pick up win

    The Robert F. Munroe Lady Cats picked up an interstate win sandwiched by two disappointing district losses last week.

    The girls played FAMU last Tuesday tooth and nail until the Rattlerettes finally pulled away in the fourth quarter to win 55-41.

    Kirstin Allen scored 15 points and Anna Dooner added 12. The two hit five 3-pointers combined in the district contest. Freshman Beth Summerford led in rebounding with nine.

    The team enjoyed an easy win last Thursday over Grace Christian in Bainbridge. All seven Bobcat players scored in the 61-37 win.

  • Quincy Farms job resource fair to be held Jan. 21

    WORKFORCE plus is offering the second Quincy Farms Resource Fair Jan. 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at their office, located at 1140 West Clark St. in Quincy.

    The object of the resource fair is create an opportunity for local agencies and partners to gather to provide information about job placement and training assistance, information on health insurance coverage, career and financial counseling and resume writing and application completion assistance along with help in applying for public assistance and/or food stamps.

  • Midway Flying J files for bankruptcy, set to reorganize

    A businesses continue to suffer, the problems that started on Wall Street have hit Main Street USA.

    Last week, Flying J Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection, citing the sharp decline in oil prices and turmoil in the credit markets for its financial problems.

    The Flying J Truck Stop in Midway is owned and operated by the company.

  • Check presented to help local kids

    The Quincy Walmart presented a check for $1,000 to the Gadsden Magnet School Junior Beta Club last week. Cynthia Hagins, Beta Club sponsor, accepted the check during a small ceremony at the Walmart in Quincy. The money will be used, she said, for community service and school activities. Hagins said that the GMS Beta Club consisted of fifth and six grade students who maintained a 3.5 GPA or better. Pictured left to right are store manager, Scott Harrell, Hagins, Jewel Jackson, a 23-year store veteran, presenting the check, and marketing corporate manager Patrick Burke.

  • Local kids give advice to the nation’s next president

    With just a few days remaining before thehistoric inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, we talked with third and fourth grade students at Havana and Gretna elementary schools to find out what advice they might have for our country’s new president.

  • Church Briefs

    • First Baptist Church in Quincy holds Sunday School each week at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 10:55. Sunday evening worship begins at 6 p.m. Sunday morning worship services are broadcast on Sunday events at 6 p.m. on 93.3 FM.

    • Church services at Mt. Pilgrim Primitive Baptist Church are held the first, second and fourth Sundays at 11 a.m., and at 8 a.m. on the third Sunday of each month. Church school begins at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday morning.