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Kendrick Brown
Amari Cooper, far left, of Miami, was awarded the Biletnikoff Award for excellence as a college football wide receiver Saturday night at a banquet on Florida State University’s campus. Cooper, who played for the University of Alabama, announced his intentions to enter the 2015 NFL draft earlier this year.
One shining evening

Two high school seniors from Gadsden County were recognized for winning a highly valuable scholarships Saturday night at a banquet for the Biletnikoff Award.

Camarion Hale and Evelyn Kay Fletcher, from East Gadsden and Robert F. Munroe, respectively, will both be granted a scholarship worth $6,000 to $10,000 and will be granted a housing scholarship for four years of college, covering expenses up to $50,000.

Swinging for the fences: girls softball under way countywide

Munroe
MACLAY     15
MUNROE     7
The visiting Maclay Marauders struck in the first inning for 4 runs but Munroe answered for 2 in the bottom of the first inning.  Maclay then scored seven runs over the next three innings to the Lady Cats six runs and the game stayed close until the top of the fifth.  A few hits combined with a few Munroe errors gave Maclay four runs that Munroe could never answer.

Along Twin Ponds Road

“What I really get a kick out of is that they call their high school mascot, the ‘Syrupers,’ or something like that. Doggonest thing,” my neighbor, Stan, laughingly shared with me.
Stan and his smallish dog, Reggie, were heading up the street we both live on, Fantasy Way. My Yorkie, Nick, and I were headed toward them.
It was early afternoon; we paused to converse.
This gentle, elderly man’s habit, whenever encountering me, was to say something short and sweet. He always wore a smile and made me feel good.