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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.

  • Task force urges Milton to move forward with reconfiguration plan

    A group of Gadsden County teachers, parents, students and others who want to see a change in the public school system has formed a task force.

    The group had a press conference at the Parkway Center in Quincy on Thursday, March 23, to urge Superintendent Roger Milton to put his proposal for school consolidation back on the agenda for the school board’s March 28 meeting.

    Pastor Eddie Allen was at the meeting representing United Gadsden, a social justice ministry for change.

  • 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

  • Saving big to give back through couponing

    Three women have teamed together to teach people how to save, and their first stop is Quincy.
    For the past few Saturdays, Ladies on a Dime has been hosting couponing classes at the William A. McGill library in Quincy.
    Tomeika Martin and Tamika Jackson are both of natives of Gadsden County. The two met while attending Greensboro High School get-together.  Two years ago, when each discovered the other was a fellow couponer, they began helping each other to find the best deals.   Both women said they wanted to use couponing to give back to the community.

  • New primary care clinic opens

    The Apalachee Center in Gadsden County now has a primary care clinic.
    The primary care clinic officially opened Monday during a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony.  Dozens of people from both Gadsden and Leon counties were in attendance, including members of the Gadsden County Commission, Quincy City Commission and Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office.
    The clinic, which is located at 79 Lasalle Path in Quincy, will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • Quincy to end tent car sales?

    An out-of-county car dealer’s Quincy tent sale raised the ire of a Quincy business owner.
    During the Quincy City Commission’s March 14 meeting, Joe Pappadakis told city leaders his dealership has been in Quincy for years and strives to conduct business honestly, morally and with family values.
    “It’s a slap in my face when a dealer from Marianna comes in,” Pappadakis said.  “I live in Quincy and have a business in Quincy.”

  • 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.