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Today's News

  • 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

  • State closes Armada Ammunition over workers’ comp

    Armada Ammunition was closed by the state last week after a review determined the company had failed to comply with workers’ compensations laws.
    The company opened its manufacturing center last April.  Its 8,000-square-foot factory sits on a 1-acre site.  The company produced pistol- and rifle-caliber ammunition for law enforcement, the U.S. military and training purposes.

  • For the 'ripple effect'

    The Gadsden County School district recently hosted a banquet to honor its outstanding
    employees.
    The banquet, which was themed “The Ripple Effect,” was at A. O. Shelfer National Guard Armory on Friday, March 10.
    Sherrie Taylor, the Parent Services coordinator, said the district was hoping honoring the employees would positively affect everyone, and it would spread through out the schools to the students, parents and out into the
    community.  

  • School plans halt

    Gadsden County Schools Superintendent Roger Milton has withdrawn his proposal to consolidate and close some Gadsden County public schools.
    That surprise announcement came at a Gadsden County School Board workshop Monday night.  
    At the beginning of the meeting, which was at Carter-Parramore, School Board Chair Isaac Simmons  said since it was a workshop, nothing could be voted on that night.  

  • 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

  • After sluggish start to season, Bobcats pick up steam

    The Bobcats are finding a win tough to come by in the early season.  The boys baseball team, coached by second-year coach Jeremy Barlow, have not played a game yet in their 2A classification and have found themselves outmatched to date.
    Last week saw the Bobcats’ loss to two 7A programs on a road trip the team took to the Pensacola area.

  • 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.  

  • Smaller crowds, less resistance to school mergers at Shanks, EGHS

    The Gadsden County School Board continues to meet with parents and concerned citizens to discuss Superintendent Roger Milton’s school reconfiguration plan.
    On March 2, they hosted a meeting at James A. Shanks Middle School in Quincy and on March 6, they met at East Gadsden High School. Neither of these schools will be closed as part of the proposed school consolidations.  
    Shanks