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Today's News

  • East Gadsden falls, RFM drops three

    East Gadsden High School’s softball team lost to a very strong Madison County team in five innings 18-0. 

    Madison pounded out 15 hits against pitcher Alexia Charlton.  Charlton struck out three and walked six.  Davia Nelson and Jazz Francis each had one hit as the team dropped to 3-14 on the season.

    Robert F. Munroe’s team dropped three games against three top softball opponents last week.  The team played well in all three games but seemed doomed to play one bad inning that took away the team’s chances for a win.

  • Red Birds split twin bill, Sunday action on tap

    The Chattahoochee Red Birds split a double-header at Therrell Field Saturday, defeating the Gulf County Drive 3-2 before losing to the Jackson County Jays 7-3.

    The Red Birds are 2-1 in the season and stand in first place.

    In other action this past week the Liberty County Diamond Dawgs defeated the Calhoun County Horseman 20-11.

    This Sunday's games have the Bay County Brewers at Chattahoochee at 3 p.m., the Jackson County Jays at Liberty County at 3 p.m. and the Gulf County Drive at Calhoun County at 2 p.m.

  • Local resident to ride 52 miles to raise funds for MS

    When Keith Andrews of Quincy decided he wanted to get into better shape, he determined that the icing on his physical condition “cupcake” would be helping others.

    Several years ago, Andrews’ wife rode in a bike ride for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, and he decided he’d go the same route. Last year, he biked the same ride, a 100-mile ride around Lake Tahoe, and raised $5,400. His wife raised $3,500 the year she rode.

  • Big Bend Hospice gears up for fundraiser to honor, remember late doctor

    Big Bend Hospice and the Quincy Music Theatre are teaming up April 23 to honor the life of Quincy physician Dr. Jessie Furlow for a reception, silent auction, live auction and preview of the local production of "The Sound of Music." All proceeds from the third annual event will benefit Big Bend Hospice patients in Gadsden County.

  • Premier Bank celebrates fifth anniversary

    Premier Bank will celebrate its fifth anniversary in its Quincy branch at 702 Pat Thomas Parkway on Friday.

    The Premier Bank Quincy branch closed the year on Dec. 31, 2008 with record assets and earnings growth. At year end, branch deposits totaled $47.7 million, which represented an 8 percent increase over the previous year.

    On Feb. 19, the branch reached their goal of $50 million in deposits.

  • Community Calendar

    The Gadsden County NAACP Branch meets every second and fourth Thursday of each month at Union Hall at 6:30 p.m. All interested citizens are invited to attend and join.Contact Sam Palmer at 627-2673 for information.

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  • New yoga studio to open in Quincy April 20

    The Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the opening of Yoga Dog Studio at 103 East Jefferson St. in Quincy.

    Yoga Dog will host a grand opening party April 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. to encourage the public to visit the studio, learn about the therapeutic benefits of yoga, pick up a schedule and meet some of the teachers.

  • Havana resident celebrates life, hope while participating in the Relay for Life

    The first time Judy Poppell Cook of Havana walked in an American Cancer Society Relay for Life, she was walking for a dear friend who she'd recently lost to breast cancer. She'd been with her friend, Pati Payne, throughout most of her illness, almost up until the end. And when Cook hit the track that first time in a Relay, she had no idea that in just a couple of months, she would be diagnosed with breast cancer herself.

  • 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.

  • Fenn, Huddleston to wed June 6

    Mr. and Mrs. Dean Joseph Fenn of Greensboro, along with Prentiss Sparkman Huddleston of Tallahassee and Mary Hopley Huddleston of Albuquerque, N.M., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Rebecca Annette Fenn and Stephen Prentiss Huddleston.