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Scholar to speak on role of AME churches in Gadsden’s history

On Friday, July 28, the fellowship hall at New Bethel AME Church will host a very special occasion, as the congregation is in the midst of celebrating 126 years as an organization.
The guest speaker will be acclaimed southern historian Dr. Canter Brown Jr.
Brown, who has been a historian for more than 32 years, researched the history of New Bethel and wrote a 30-plus page document about the AME church’s history in Gadsden County, which has been featured as an ongoing series in the Times.

Bobcats devour opponents

The Munroe baseball team picked up momentum heading into their 2A-District 1 tournament this week.  The Bobcats won three games last week with wins over Wewahitchka, Altha and Ponce de Leon.
MUNROE 11
WEWA 8
The Bobcats took the lead late in the game in an 11-8 victory over Wewahitchka on Tuesday. The game was tied at seven with Munroe batting in the bottom of the fifth when Matthew Salters doubled, driving in two runs.

Along Twin Ponds Road

Buckwheat’s, a new place in town just opened.
I was close to ecstatic when I realized the second word, (in much smaller print), after “Buckwheat’s,” was “BBQ.”
One of my all-time favorite things to do in this lifetime was to get up early and meet my good friend Joe Faggione for a hearty breakfast of buckwheat pancakes.
Now I search far and wide and cannot find a restaurant that serves those delicious, dark buckwheats.