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Today's News

  • TDC elects new leader

    Peter Patel was elected the Tourism Development Council’s new chairman by the TDC’s board at their Monday afternoon meeting, while the former chair Keith Dowdell was elected vice chairman.
    It was announced that an request was sent out for companies to bid to host an annual bike race in Gadsden County and/or Downtown Quincy. The request proposal says the company with the winning bid would be able to sign a three-year agreement at the maximum, and it says the event will preferably be Memorial Day weekend, but definitely in April or May. Proposal deadldine Friday.

  • Police nab robbery suspect

    The man suspected of robbing a Focus Credit Union in Chattahoochee this past Thursday was apprehended Monday. He was a resident at the Florida State Hospital.
    Authorities say Jemarvious Roberts, 27, entered the credit union that afternoon and handed a note to the teller demanding she hand him money in denominations of hundreds and fifties, according to police reports. Authorities would not release the dollar amount Roberts is suspected of taking.

  • BOCC supports rural summit

    The Board of County Commissioners allocated $15,000 of the county’s Law Enforcement Training Funds to be used to conduct the fifth annual Rural County Summit at their meeting Tuesday night.
    The funds will be used to cover travel fees for speakers and venue cost. The summit will be April 5 to 7, has a theme dedicated to building trust between officers and the community and will cover topics that have caused national controversy including the shooting deaths of Trayvon Martin and nine churchgoers in South Carolina.

  • Grace Notes February 11, 2016

    By NANCY KENNEDY

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    It seems that ever since my wife and I have been able to stream our movies all I’ve been watching lately are “chick flicks.”
    I don’t have a problem with my male ego or machismo and would readily confess to anyone, I watch more than my share of the Lifetime and Hallmark movie channels.
    In fact, I enjoy a good many of them and shed a tear or two over a good love story that focuses around a couple with some substance and likeability.

  • Praise & Worship February 11, 2016

    Fundraiser keeps
    leader’s vision alive

    The annual Betty Williams Keaton Scholarship Gospel Extravaganza will start at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at First Elizabeth MB Church in Quincy, Florida on Sunday. This program is sponsored by the Williams family and the Gadsden Mass Choir. It will raise scholarship funds for local students. Guest performers will include the Bethlehem Male Chorus from Tallahassee and other local groups in the Gadsden County area.

  • Lady Jags advance in playoffs

    Shortly after capturing their first District Championship in several years, the Lady Jags put together a blowout win at home in the first round of the playoffs against Walton High. The Jaguars smothered Walton for the majority of the first and second periods and held a 49-21 lead at half-time.

  • East, West girls win first-round playoffs

    Although each team won in a different fashion, both East Gadsden and West Gadsden girls basketball teams won round one of the FHSAA State Series playoffs this past Thursday night in their home gyms.
     East Gadsden handily extinguished Defuniak Springs - Walton by 71-30.  West Gadsden did it the hard but exciting way when freshman Martaishia Atkins hit a three-
    pointer from the left corner just outside the arc in overtime with time expiring for a 55-52 win over Chipley in 1A Region semifinal competition.  

  • Jags: new district champs

    Last Friday the Jaguars traveled to Marianna to battle the Bulldogs for the district championship. The game was extremely close going into the second half, and a lay-in by Robert Cox increased the Jags’ lead to 29-24 with 3:29 left in the third period.

  • City manager search continues in Midway

    The Midway council members received notice at the Feb. 4 council meeting that the city’s 2014 audit had finally been
    completed.
    A representative from Moran and Smith LLP, the company which conducted the audit, told the council the city failed to follow the instructional comments the company left on the city’s 2013 audit, meaning many of the issues in the city’s 2013 audit reappeared in the 2014 audit. He said most of the comments have been prior-year comments for years now, and remain unaddressed.