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Today's News

  • 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

  • Three suspects nabbed in counterfeit cash sting

    Three arrests have been made in a Gadsden County counterfeit money scheme.
    According to an arrest report, the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the United States Secret Service to take down the counterfeit ring.  On Mar. 5 they arrested LeShelton Wilson, 24; Johnny Wilson, 26; and Cody Thomas of Albany, Ga., on charges of counterfeiting more than $2,000 but less than $20,000; possession of forged bills; passing counterfeit bills; uttering of counterfeit bills; and possession of tools for forgery of counterfeit bills.  

  • QPD to get new squad cars

    During their Feb. 28 meeting, the Quincy City Commission approved the police department’s request to purchase two new police cars.
    Quincy City Manager Mike Wade said the commission had budgeted $55,000 for the purchase.  However, it would require a budget adjustment because two vehicles are priced at a total of $59,926.
    Wade said Chief Glenn Sapp has identified money in his budget that could be transferred to cover the additional cost.

  • Big welcome after big win

    This past Thursday it was hard to miss the parade of sheriff’s office cruisers and fire trucks escorting the West Gadsden High School Panthers through the county.
    Fans eagerly awaited the arrival of the team as they made their way back home from Lakeland after competing in the 2017 FHSAA Boys Basketball State Championships Class 1A.
    The team won the school’s first state title March 1, after defeating Wildwood High School 64-44 in the championship game.

  • Munroe boys fall in season opener

    Rickards 8
     Munroe 1
    The Munroe baseball team dropped two preseason games and lost their season opener to Rickards 8-1 this past Tuesday, Feb. 21, to start the season 0-1.   
    The score was tied 0-0 until the bottom of the fourth when Rickards was able to push one run across.  The fifth inning was scoreless for both teams and Munroe tied up the score 1-1 in the top of the sixth. Stephen Burdick’s solo shot drove in Matt Salters for the Bobcats’ run.

  • Panther girls fall to feisty Franklin County

    Flag football
    Munroe, East Gadsden and West Gadsden open up their flag football seasons in a pre-season tournament that will last three days and includes all 11 teams in their huge 1A district.  
    All games will be  played at FAMU next week. East Gadsden will face Chiles on Tuesday at 6 p.m. and West Gadsden will play Lincoln immediately after.  

  • Panthers are regional champs!

    On Feb. 21 on their home court, the Panthers controlled the first half of their regional finals game, and did a good job of using their full court 1-3-1 defense to neutralize Chipley High.
    Senior point guard Andrew Reddick played the entire game and did a great job of controlling his team’s offense.
    West Gadsden carried a small 11-10 lead into the second quarter and got a huge boost from senior forward Mark Bradwell during the final eight minutes of the first half.

  • Exploring the magic of science

    A group of James A. Shanks Middle School students recently traveled to Tallahassee with several teachers for a special event at the “Mag Lab.”
    The National High Magnet Field Laboratory, which houses the largest and highest-powered magnet in the world, opened it doors for thousands of science fans Saturday.  
    According to a press release from the MagLab, the open house is the region’s largest science event, and it featured 100 hands-on demonstrations for kids and adults of all ages.