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  • County to help food pantry find home

    A food pantry housed in the historic Stevens School destroyed last month in a devastating fire will have a temporary home.
    At the April 18 meeting, Gadsden County Commissioners voted unanimously to allow the food pantry to move into a county building on a month-to-month basis until it can be relocated to a more suitable spot and a formal lease is in place.

  • Hoping for a game-changer

    A bill introduced by state Senator Bill Galvano could change the game for Creek Entertainment Gretna.
    On April 13, the bill went to the conference committee because the House of Representatives refused to concur, according to the Florida Senate’s official website.
    For a bill to become state law, both the House and the Senate must pass it.  The second house frequently amends and returns the bill to the house of origin.  

  • Thousands helped by foodbank volunteers

    Farm Share, in partnership with Florida Department of Children and Families, distributed more than 100,320 pounds in Quincy on Friday.
    Well over 400 cars went through the line as volunteers loaded them up with goods.

  • Bicycle race returning to downtown Quincy

    The popular RedEye Velo bicycle race is slated to return to Quincy next month.
    In their April 11 meeting, Quincy Police Chief Glenn Sapp told Quincy City Council members the event in the past has been very well attended.  He recommended that RedEye Velo pay for security for the event.  He said he will touch bases with local businesses to make sure the races that will take place on May 27 do not inconvenience them.
    Mayor Derrick Elias said he wants a contractual agreement that states RedEye Velo will be responsible for security.

  • 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.