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Today's News

  • Midway Council to pay former manager $69K

    At a special Midway City Council meeting Jan. 19, the council voted 5-1 to accept an agreement to pay former city manager Agatha Muse-Salters $69,000 in monthly payments until August.
    They also voted to pay her in November for her $50,000 in attorney’s fees. Mayor Ronald Colston, city council members Wanda Range, Carolyn Francis, Zachary Woods and David Knight voted to accept the agreement, while Councilwoman Quintealia Cato voted against it. Councilman Charlie Smith did not attend the meeting.

  • Midway welcomes new business

    Four Star Freightliner hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday for the construction of its newest facility in Midway.
    Distinguished guests, including Gov. Rick Scott and several state and local officials, praised the company’s commitment to bringing 10 new jobs to Gadsden County.
    According to a press release from the company, it grew from two dealerships in Alabama, one in Montgomery and the other in Dothan.
    Four Star Freightliner now has four other locations — Tifton, Valdosta and Albany, Ga., and also Tallahassee.  

  • MLK: Reflecting on the legacy and the scars

    At a breakfast held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, the Rev. Greg Taylor encouraged listeners to overcome adversity by first being accountable for themselves.
    As the aroma of sausage, grits and biscuits drifted through the Joe Ferolito Recreation Center in Quincy, Taylor spoke about April 4, 1968, which is the day King was assassinated.  Taylor said that day has gone down in the history books as a time to remember, but it seems the black community hasn’t recovered from it yet.

  • Quincy to apply for $750K grant

    The Quincy City Commission had a public hearing for a Police and Firefighters Pension ordinance at their Jan. 10 meeting.  
    No citizens expressed interest in offering any public comment before Ordinance 1086-2016 passed unanimously on its second reading.
    Now that the public hearings are out of  the way, the proposed ordinance will be presented to city commissioners once more for a final vote.

  • Hard work pays off

    Gadsden County School District officials surprised three employees when they made a special trip to their schools on Thursday, Jan. 12.  
    Superintendent Roger Milton walked into each school, holding flowers and balloons and with a huge smile on his face.  
    At West Gadsden High School in Greensboro, receptionist/secretary Maggie Conyers’ eyes filled with tears of joy as Milton told her she had won School Related Employee of the Year.  

  • Tallavana, Munroe continue season on the hardwood

    Tallavana Christian
    Tallavana Christian opened up this week hosting three home games.  They started off with Altha on Monday, Munroe on Tuesday and Aucilla Christian on Thursday.  Munroe and Aucilla are district matchups.  
    Munroe
    After a busy Christmas, the Bobcats played only one game last week.  Second-year coach Andrew Eads travelled with his squad to Thomasville, Ga., to face Brookwood.

  • The basketball journey of two Panthers

    After three highly successful years at West Gadsden High School, senior point guard Andrew Reddick and senior forward Mark Bradwell are determined and focused on bringing a state title to Greensboro. During their time at West Gadsden, these two young men have experienced the highs and lows that come along with playing on the
    hardwood.

  • County girls continue busy season

    After using this past week to get back into the playing groove following a holiday break, our county girls basketball teams will be attempting to gain momentum as they head into the home stretch of the season before entering district play at the end of the month.  
    West Gadsden

  • Panther boys beginning to hit their stride

    This past week,  Coach Moten led his squad on a three-game road trip that resulted in three big wins, which improved their regular season record to 11-4. On Jan. 5, the Panthers traveled to Franklin County and won by a score of
    69-55, Mark Bradwell and Andrew Reddick led the way with 15- and 13-point performances.
    On the following day, the team secured a 65-58 victory against Mosley High. Lastly, on Saturday the Panthers capped off their week with a dominant 63-41 win against Florida High.

  • Midway leaders talk new faces, old bills

    The City of Midway’s newest councilmember Quintealia Cato was sworn it at their Jan. 5 meeting.
        There was also a pinning ceremony for Midway Police Officer Deric Mordica, who was promoted to the rank of lieutenant.
    MPD Chief Tom Murray said Mordica is a great officer.   He said Mordica is someone the citizens can count on any time of night or day.
    “The young kids ,they love him, and he even gives out blow pops,” Murray said.  “He’s going to go a long, long way.”