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  • Hurricane season starts June 1

    With the start of the 2013 hurricane season just a week away, Shawn Wood, director of Gadsden County’s Emergency Management Office, said the county is getting ready.
    June 1 is the kickoff of the 2013-2014 hurricane season. On Saturday, the Emergency Management Office, the City of Quincy’s Anti-Litter Campaign and the Gadsden County School Board will partner for a day of information and enlightenment on the Courthouse Square from noon to 4 p.m.
    The aim was to use that day and site for distribution of important community information.

  • Lady Cats finish season

    The Munroe softball team played errorless softball to pull off a major upset over district rival Aucilla Christian in 2A Region 1 semifinals. That win earned them a berth in the regional finals against Academy at the Lakes for the second straight season.

    Unfortunately, the errors they avoided against Aucilla found them down in Wesley Chapel and doomed them from a repeat trip to the state finals. AATL won 9-3 and only three of their nine runs were earned.

  • Senator releases list of proposed Gadsden projects

    ALICE DU PONT
    Times Editor
    Now that what has been described as a “very active” Legislative session has drawn to a close, State Sen. Bill Montford’s office released the following accomplishments for Gadsden County.
    “North Florida has something unique and special and it must be protected and recognized,” said Montford in a press release.

  • Southerland supports sheriff’s youth center vision

    Sheriff Morris Young went to Washington earlier this year to see if he could get support for the youth center he hopes to open in Quincy and a few other projects that require funding. Last Thursday Washington — in the person of Congressman Steve Southland — came to him.

    After a short meeting in his office, Young and Southerland visited the 74,000-square-foot former tomato packing house that sits on 34 acres that he hopes will become a multi-purpose youth center.

  • Southerland supports sheriff’s youth center vision

    Sheriff Morris Young went to Washington earlier this year to see if he could get support for the youth center he hopes to open in Quincy and a few other projects that require funding. Last Thursday Washington — in the person of Congressman Steve Southland — came to him.

    After a short meeting in his office, Young and Southerland visited the 74,000-square-foot former tomato packing house that sits on 34 acres that he hopes will become a multi-purpose youth center.

  • Judge rules against barrel racing

    Administrative Law Judge John G. Van Landingham issued an 85-page opinion stating the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering was incorrect in granting a pari-mutuel barrel-racing permit to Creek Entertainment in Gretna.
    What that will mean to Creek Entertainment, which owns and operates a card room and simulcast betting venue at it Gretna facility, is still uncertain because the parent company plans to appeal the ruling, according to Antonio Jefferson, Gretna city manager.

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  • Quincy Joist to close

    It’s not a done deal yet, and some local officials hope the sale of the Quincy Joist Company to Canam Steel Corp. will not go through.

  • United in prayer

    Thursday, May 2, Gadsden County joined thousands of communities across the nation to observe National Day of Prayer. More than 200 people attended the hour-long program on the lawn of the Courthouse Square.

    “Our theme for 2013 is ‘Praying for a Better Tomorrow,’ and it emphasizes the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to place their faith in the unfailing character of the Creator, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities and men.

  • Murder suspect at large

    Gadsden County Sherriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a man suspected of murder at a Chattahoochee night club in the early morning hours of April 27. Willie Gene Westberry III, 28, is accused of shooting Sterling S. Johnson, also 28, at least four times, including once in the face execution-style, outside C.J.’s Sports Bar and Grille.