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Today's News

  • Swinging for the fences: girls softball under way countywide

    Munroe
    MACLAY     15
    MUNROE     7
    The visiting Maclay Marauders struck in the first inning for 4 runs but Munroe answered for 2 in the bottom of the first inning.  Maclay then scored seven runs over the next three innings to the Lady Cats six runs and the game stayed close until the top of the fifth.  A few hits combined with a few Munroe errors gave Maclay four runs that Munroe could never answer.

  • Learning to be brave
  • Living the dream: Newlyweds beginning cross-country trek

    Walking across the country like the titular character in “Forrest Gump”, a couple paused their 2,400-mile journey this past Thursday night to rest in Quincy.
    David and Natalie McDonald, 23 and 19, walk 20 miles every day, except Sundays, and plan to do so for the next seven months. After walking 20 miles every day, they either sleep outside in a tent or are invited by someone who knows the reason they’re walking to spend the night in their house.

  • Judge hears arguments in Quincy legal fee case

    The judge presiding over Quincy Commissioner Keith Dowdell’s lawsuit with a group of Quincy citizens against the city of Quincy made it clear in the case’s first hearing Tuesday afternoon he would be ruling over whether the Quincy Commission made an illegal decision paying legal expenses — not whether that decision was a
    logical one.

  • Quincy Shuttle service to resume March 2

    The Quincy Shuttle is being brought back after county commissioners voted to reinstate the service at their Feb. 3 meeting.

    The bus will run Monday through Friday beginning March 2.

    County Administrator Robert Presnell said the county decided to reinstate the Quincy Shuttle as a part of the goal to increase public transportation accessibility throughout the county.

  • Young scientists show their skills in science fair

    Some of the county’s most talented science students participated in the district-wide science fair Tuesday morning at St. John Elementary.

    The participants had all won either first or second place in their schools’ science fairs, were in the third, fourth or fifth grades and represented each of the eight district elementary schools except Gadsden Elementary Magnet School.

  • Gretna Police to shed some paperwork

    News of a high-tech tool now available to Gretna police was announced at this past week’s Gretna city commission meeting.
    Gretna Police Chief Carlos De La Cruz told commissioners that the department will become the first accredited police station in Gadsden County due to a new  addition — a document management system.

  • One shining evening

    Two high school seniors from Gadsden County were recognized for winning a highly valuable scholarships Saturday night at a banquet for the Biletnikoff Award.

    Camarion Hale and Evelyn Kay Fletcher, from East Gadsden and Robert F. Munroe, respectively, will both be granted a scholarship worth $6,000 to $10,000 and will be granted a housing scholarship for four years of college, covering expenses up to $50,000.

  • Dowdell takes the lead in suing city

    Quincy Commissioner Keith Dowdell is leading a group of residents in suing the city for a decision the city commission made to cover Commissioner Micah Brown’s legal fees in his fight against a recall election.

    In the lawsuit documents, in which the plaintiffs explain their demand for a trial by jury, the decision to pay Brown’s legal fees before he wins his case is described as “an illegal expenditure of public funds.”

  • ‘If the prodigal were a daughter’

    A few years ago, the late Janice Chaffee wrote the book, “If the Prodigal Were A Daughter.”
    In it, she took several parables of Jesus and rewrote them, making women the main characters in 21st-century settings.
    My favorite story is her take of the parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15. She called it “Solana: A Loved Daughter.”