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  • Bobcat baseball challenges continue

    The Bobcats bats went silent and the team lost two games last week because of it.  Coach Jeremy Barlow cited the team’s inability to get two-out hits with runners in scoring position as a huge reason for both losses.  
    “Several times we needed a timely hit with runners in scoring position, but we don’t put the ball in play.  We must learn to capitalize on that if we expect to be successful,” said Barlow.
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  • Bobcat girls see first win ever

    Flag football
    Munroe and East Gadsden both participated this past Friday and Saturday in the largest interscholastic flag football tournament held in the United States. There were a total of 37 teams participating in the varsity and junior varsity divisions.   It was even international with a team from Canada participating.
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  • Event honors late physician’s legacy, supports Big Bend Hospice

    Big Bend Hospice Gadsden invited the community Saturday to their annual Dr. Jessie Furlow Memorial benefit dinner.
    The event, which was held at the Golf Club of Quincy, drew dozens.
    The yearly event recognizes Furlow’s contributions.  She was one of Gadsden County’s most beloved physicians.  
    There were live and silent auctions, and entertainment by Stanley DuPont and Tallahassee Nights Live.

  • Quincy Main Street earns statewide acclaim

    Quincy Main Street has been designated the April 2017 Florida Program of the Month.  Secretary of State Ken Detzner made the announcement last week.
    According to a press release, communities are selected based on their developmental achievements and participation in the Florida Main Street Program.  Quincy has been apart of the Florida Main Street Program since 1987.

  • Library supports beloved staffer with fundraiser

    This past Monday, the Gadsden County Public Library in Quincy hosted a cookout fundraiser to help Joan Vann, a library employee who lost her home in a fire on March 19.
    Vann, who is the Bookmobile librarian, said, “I’m just overwhelmed.  I work with the best here in Gadsden County at the Library.”
    Vann said her husband was in the house when the fire started, but made it out unharmed.
    “The blessing in the whole thing was no life was lost,” Vann said.    

  • Honoring a heart for service

    On Palm Sunday, members of United Gadsden met at New Bethel A.M.E. Church to present their “Making a Difference” Awards to seven public servants.
    The Rev. Lee Plummer, Kimblin NeSmith, the Rev. Gwen Carroll-Simmons, Elder Tyrone Smith, the Rev. Eddie Allen, Pastor Julius Harris and Chief Glenn Sapp were recognized for keeping Jesus’ mandate to go into all the world and serve.

  • Teacher under suspicion of being high at school

    A West Gadsden High School teacher is under investigation after fellow teachers and students reported that he acted as if he might be under the influence on the job.
    According to a Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office incident report, this what  happened:
    On March 21, Brenda Sizemore, the school resource deputy was notified that Principal James Mills asked for her to check on a teacher.
    Students and staff had reported to Mills that the teacher’s behavior was abnormal.

  • School board tackles consolidation plan

    After months of debate and community meetings, a decision has been made: Gadsden County will have one high school next school year.
    There was standing room only at the April 4 Gadsden County School Board meeting as the board voted on the fate of West Gadsden High, Gretna Elementary and St. John Elementary schools.
    In the end, all the reconfiguration motions passed, though with the smallest possible margin: 3-2.

  • Un-fired? Midway mulls rehiring Murray

    Just weeks after firing Tom Murray, Midway City Council members are considering rehiring him after Murray threatened litigation.  At their Thursday, April 6, meeting, the city’s interim attorney, Anthony Thomas, said Murray’s attorney, Louis Jean-Baptiste, sent the city a letter of intent to sue.

  • Teacher under suspicion of being high at school

    A West Gadsden High School Teacher is under investigation after fellow teachers and students reported that he acted as if he might be under the influence on the job.  Read more in the April 13 edition of The Gadsden County Times.