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Today's News

  • Quincy Fire Chief announces retirement

    The retirement of the Quincy Fire Department’s chief, Scott Haire, was announced Tuesday at the Quincy Commission meeting.
    Haire said he had already submitted his resignation letter and dated it effective March 1, his last days on the job probably being the last days of February.

  • More than equal to the task

    His classroom walls are covered with drawings of algebraic expressions on handmade posters he calls anchor charts, giving one the sense that student eyes seeking some distraction will find none.

    In Abria Harris’ class, there is no escape from his math, and his grasp is over his students in a way both sweet and stern that leaves them describing him as engaging.

    It’s clear he has quickly taken to his role in the classroom. And the accolades prove it. Earlier this month, Harris was named the county’s Rookie Teacher of the Year.

  • Police investigate robbery

    The Quincy Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred AT ABOUT 12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22.  Police were called by a 55-year-old female reporting she had been robbed of her purse by two men who pretended to need help with
    directions.
    The victim was placing items in her car in the area of North Love Street and Washington Street when two men drove up next to her.

  • Panthers clip War Eagles
  • Bobcats struggle in pair of home games
  • Big week for girls basketball, big win for Lady Jags

    EAST GADSDEN
    The East Gadsden Lady Jags got a huge win over a powerhouse team this past week.  The team defeated Jacksonville’s Raines High School 59-47.  Dondrea Harris broke out for 33 points.  Shanecia Bethea added a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.  Also big on the boards was the Jaguars’  Keyaria James, who pulled down a team-high 12 rebounds.  
    The team defeated Maclay earlier in the week 68-35 and West Gadsden 60-15.  
    MUNROE

  • 4GEN Journal

    By Jack Levine
    It was late August 1963. I was 12. I remember my father calling me into his room. The radio was on, and I heard cheering.  It was not a baseball game kind of cheer.....it seemed louder and longer. It was a sustained roar.
     My dad, aged 72 and blind, pointed in the direction of the radio with one hand, and put his other index finger to his lips....he was telling me to be quiet....and to listen.

  • Praise & Worship January 21, 2016

    Twice blessed
    at Steward Temple

    Steward Temple AME Church, Pastor Louisa L. Thomas, and congregation invite the community to their annual Dual Day Celebration. The program will be at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Jan. 24.  The guest speaker will be the Rev. Greg Taylor and the Church of Excellence of Quincy.  The guest speaker for the 4 p.m. service will be Minister Sharikita Hutley of Mount Olive Freewill Baptist Church of Quincy.  The church is at 85 Woodward Road.  Come out and fellowship with us at “The Temple.”

  • Grace Notes January 21, 2016

    I rarely make New Year’s resolutions, and I’m not sure if this counts as one, but around the end of December I noticed that whenever I was in church my eyes would be drawn to the big steel crossbeam in my favorite window.
    I’d look at it, unable to look away, and think about what it means, why the cross was necessary in human history and my part in it.
    I’d think about sin, my sin, and I’d find myself praying, “God, show me my sin, that I might hate it as much as you do.”

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    It’s been a while since I’ve taken early morning walks in the cold.
    Not since living in Tucson a decade ago do I recall walking with gloves and hat on when the temperatures were at the freezing mark.
    The only difference is that in Tucson I wore my cowboy hat, and here, in Aiken, I wore my Carolina Gamecocks baseball cap.
    What I thought most about along my walk this morning is how fortunate I am to have a wonderful, brick home with plenty of heat and hot water, and living like royalty compared to those who are homeless.