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Today's News

  • Jags, Panthers facing challenges at start of basketball season

    The Jaguars have had a tough start to their season due in large part to the fact that they are a youthful team. In spite of having just two seniors on his squad, Coach Reginald Cunningham feels his team can continue improving.
    “I think we are starting to get better at competing,” he said, “but we gotta get better at finishing games.

  • Local basketball busy before break

    Munroe
    The Munroe Lady Cats were able to squeeze in one contest this week with an exam schedule to work around.  The team played at Liberty County on Friday night.   
    The Bulldog led by 10 at the half and extended that lead to 44-16.  Munroe was led by seventh-grader Joanna Parramore, who was pulled up from the JV girls team at the end of their
    season.  
    Parramore scored seven points, pulled down four rebounds and had two steals and two blocks.  

  • 'Tis the season to be eating

    Christmas Day is quickly approaching.  While many children are anticipating opening gifts that morning, just as many adults are looking forward to eating their favorite holiday dishes.
    Chris Crews said he moved to Chattahoochee three months ago, and this will be his first Christmas in Florida.  He said he will spend the day with his family, and what he’s looking forward to the most is his aunt’s pecan pie.

  • Quincy leaders pass rate hike

    At a special meeting Monday, Dec. 12, the Quincy City Commission voted to pass WastePro’s 1.02 percent rate increase on to the city’s customers.
    The city’s financial advisor, Ted Beason, said the agreements with WastePro are in three-year increments so right now they’re in year two.
    Commissioners  also voted to authorize the city manager to sign the contract with Trinity Inc., to conduct monitoring reports on the Quincy-Byrd Landfill for 2017.

  • Kicking back at the library

    While the schools have been out on Christmas break, the Gadsden County Public Library workers have been busy trying to keep them engaged in learning and
    entertained.
    On Monday night, the Cowen Library in Chattahoochee hosted a Craftshop.  Children accompanied by an adult were invited out for a night of holiday fun.  At the Craftshop they were able to let their creative juices flow while making foam gingerbread men and women, Santa-please-stop-here door hangers, paper reindeer neckties and paper reindeer hats to match.

  • Lions moving forward, Bobcats improve

    Munroe
    The Munroe boys basketball team is looking for improvement first; wins second.  Andrew Eads, in his second year as head coach, is working hard with his young and inexperienced team in hopes to have them producing some upset wins in January.  Last week the team lost three games by similar scores.  
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    CHRISTIAN 65
    MUNROE 33

  • Remembering ‘Buddy’ Pitts

    In June, the town of Greensboro lost a beloved resident who many locals dubbed the town historian.  William “Buddy” Pitts was born in Quincy and lived in Greensboro all but six months of his life, said his wife Patsy Pitts.
    Pitts said Buddy came up hard, and he worked hard.  She said he worked the tobacco farms every summer while growing up.  She said he was always known for having more than one job.

  • Remembering ‘Buddy’ Pitts

    On Dec. 8, around 7:25 p.m. Quincy Police Department officers responded to the Thomas Memorial Baptist Church l at 1001 W. Washington Street for a reported burglary.
    Capt. Robert Mixson said an event was going on at the church, and the suspects were able to get the keys to a vehicle outside and get in it.
    According to a press release from QPD, witnesses saw the two suspects in the vehicle and they both fled upon being seen.

  • Snow day in Havana

    Seeing snow in Florida is rare.   Downtown Havana transformed into a Winter Wonderland on Saturday, complete with snow.  
    The Winter Festival was a sight to behold.  It’s no surprise that children and adults alike found so much delight in dashing through the snow, while throwing snowballs at each other.
    Melanie Thomas, of Tallahassee, said it was the first time her 3-year-old son Braden had seen snow.  He watched curiously as snowballs whizzed past his little head.

  • County leaders talk roads, growth

    At the Dec. 6 meeting of the Gadsden County Commission, John Pat Thomas from Pat Thomas Inc., presented the board with a $19,783 check.  
    Thomas said it is for a return in an insurance premium.  Thomas went on to say the Florida Municipal Insurance Trust was profitable this year, so they returned money back to members of the trust.
    A public hearing was held for the consideration of adopting an ordinance that would amend Chapter 5, Development Standards, Subsection 5405, Corridor Road Landscaping Standards of the Land Development Code.