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Today's News

  • FAMU cuts ribbon on Animal Healthcare Complex in Quincy

    Florida A & M University officially opened its Animal Healthcare Complex Tuesday with a ribbon cutting at the facility on State Road 267, north of Quincy, in the St. John Community.

    "The future of this country will rely on facilities like this one to keep us from getting pests and diseases that can destroy our food supply," said Charles Bronson, Florida's Commissioner of Agriculture.

    He was among almost 100 people attending the ceremony for the $1.2 million complex that is one of 14 four-year universities that offer studies in veterinary technology.

  • Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Arrest Log

    • Antonio Perry: Aggravated assault with firearm

    • John Oneal: Criminal Mischief, 1 count FS.806.13

    • Ricky Garland: Violation of parole/Driving with license suspended or revoked

    • James Doster: Failure to appear/Driving with license suspended or revoked

    • Ryan Breenan: Possession 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of public housing

  • Bobcats lose 3-1 to Eagle’s View in region play

    The Robert F. Munroe Day School Bobcats gave it their all, but a pair of errors and lack of a key hit kept the team from advancing in FHSAA baseball play as they lost 3-1 to Eagle's View in a Region 1-A playoff game in Jacksonville last Tuesday.

    Senior right-hander Cody Watson pitched a gusty game for Munroe allowing only two hits and no earned runs. A first inning fielding error and a third inning throwing error allowed Eagle's View to score their runs and end the Bobcat baseball season at 20-6.

  • Spring football practice underway despite high temps

    "It's hot, I'll say that," East Gadsden High School head football coach Scott Anderson said when asked about how spring football was going. The Jaguars, along with West Gadsden High and Robert F. Munroe, started practice May 1 and are about midway the allowed practice time.

    "We've been working a lot on positions and schemes." Anderson said. He has 80 players out this spring.

    The Jaguars will play a scrimmage this Friday night at 7 p.m. after the team hosts a clinic for youth league and middle school coaches that will begin at 4 p.m.

  • Dodgers hammer Knights in Georgia-Florida-Alabama play

    The Quincy Dodgers hammered the Tallahassee Knights 22-7 in a road game Sunday.

    Pitcher Donnell Brown benefited from the onslaught and he also added to it.

    Brown not only got the win but he collected three hits, including a home run.

    Randy Rodriquez also had three hits and Marcus Easland, Kevin Seymore, Brian Elkins and Danny Young had two hits each.

    The Dodgers lifted their record to 5-1 with the win. The will host the Concord Warriors this Sunday a 3 pm.

  • Community Calendar

    Renowned vocalist Pam Laws will perform at the Sara May Love Gallery at the Gadsden Arts Center in Quincy May 14. The evening will begin with a wine and cheese reception at 7 p.m., followed by the concert, and end with dessert and coffee.

    Tickets for the event are $37 each or two fro $70. Call 875-4866 to make your reservations or stop by the center at 13 N. Madison St.

    Proceeds will benefit the center’s after school and summer education programs.

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  • Church Briefs

    • First Baptist Church in Quincy holds Sunday School each week at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 10:55. Sunday evening worship begins at 6 p.m. Sunday morning worship services are broadcast on Sunday events at 6 p.m. on 93.3 FM.

    • Church services at Mt. Pilgrim Primitive Baptist Church are held the first, second and fourth Sundays at 11 a.m., and at 8 a.m. on the third Sunday of each month. Church school begins at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday morning.

  • Starkweather, Drake to wed May 15

    Joyce Starkweather of Tampa, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Meredith Rose, and Lowell A. Drake of Colquitt, Ga., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lee Drake, will be united in marriage May 15 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Tampa.

    After a honeymoon in Denver, Colo., the couple will make their home in Tampa.

    Drake is a former resident of Havana.

  • Local farm garners regional honors

    Harvey and Jeanette Clark Sweeney’s family farm, part of which has been in their family for five generations, was named Tree Farm of the Year for Region II of the state of Florida.

  • Missing the good parts of paying my bills

    There are two businesses that have in the past 18 months closed their offices here that I really miss. Well, I don’t really miss the businesses because they're still here, but I miss going in to pay my bill.

    The telephone office has been closed over a year and I still can't remember to pay my bill. When I get the statement in the mail, instead of paying it immediately, I procrastinate. In the old days when payment was due all I had to do was jump in the car and get to the telephone company before closing.