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Today's News

  • Get involved to reduce tobacco use by minors

    The No. 1 preventable cause of death in America is tobacco use.  On Sept. 22, an effort by the United States Food and Drug Administration was made to protect America’s young.  A ban on candy and fruit flavored cigarettes was authorized by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.  

    According to the act, it is against the law for any cigarette sold in the United States to have a flavor consisting of natural, artificial, herb or spice.  

  • Local educators share cancer survival stories

    Anyone who watched NFL football Sunday had to notice that all of the players and coaches were wearing something pink. From caps to shoes and gloves, professional football players were showing their support for breast cancer awareness and survivors.

    Sallie Farmer of Quincy didn't watch any football last weekend but she is grateful for the support. Farmer is a 5-year breast cancer survivor and credits much of her recovery to the advances in research and the educational  programs by the American Cancer Society.

  • ‘Rare night’ leads to win for RFM Bobcats

    The lights at Destin Middle School’s football field were bright, indeed, last Friday night as the visiting Robert F. Munroe Day School Bobcats ran and passed their way to a 52-0 victory over the Knights of Rocky Bayou Christian.  The stadium lighting was, no doubt, intensified by the simultaneous glow of the Bobcat light bulbs that all seemed to click on after a rough start to the season.

  • Lady Cats take win over FAMU in district play

    On Monday night Robert F. Munroe Day School’s Lady Cats defeated North Florida Christian, on Tuesday they lost to Maranatha while raising money for breast cancer awareness, and on Thursday the Munroe team defeated FAMU in a key district match.

  • East Gadsden takes loss on the road

    East Gadsden High School’s Jaguars gave the Chiles Timberwolves a run for their money in a homecoming matchup on the road. In the end, Chiles came out on top, 37-20.

    During the first half of play, the Jags showed promise, and the score was tied up at 20-20 at the buzzer.

    But in the second half, Chiles scored on three straight drives. The Timberwolves moved the ball 80 yards in 10 plays, and added points to the board, making the  score 3-20.

  • Panthers shut out at Corry Field

    West Gadsden High’s Panthers hung in there but took a heavy loss Friday night against Rickards as the visiting team dominated play and took home a win at Corry Field.

    Rickards (3-1) scored on four straight possessions in the first half, and went on to win the game in a shutout, 54-0.

    The loss puts the Panthers’ season record at 0-4. WGHS hosts the Blountstown Tigers (4-0) this week.

    Send your comments to editor@gadcotimes.com.

  • Church Briefs

    • Agape Christian Fellowship holds Sunday School each week at 9 a.m., followed by morning worship at 10:30.

    • Shiloh Community MB Church and Outreach Center hosts Sunday School each week at 10 a.m. with worship afterward at 11.  

    • Deliverance Temple Church of God in Christ in Gretna holds Sunday School at 10 a.m. and a worship service at noon. Phone 856-5401 for more information or to request transportation.

  • Daniels, Dudley to wed

    Karema Daniels and Antonio Dudley are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Ralph and Glynis Graham and the late Duane Michael Daniels. She is a graduate of Florida A&M University with a bachelor's degree in health care management, and is currently pursuing her master's in health service administration. She is employed with FAMU as a graduate assistant and with Gadsden County ARC as a resident assistant.

  • Community Calendar

    Your best bet for tickets to see “Peter Pan” at the Quincy Music Theatre is this Friday or Saturday night – looks like Sunday is a sell-out. Get your tickets online at www.qmtonline.com or call 875-9444. Seats are $16.50 for adults, and $13.50 for students and seniors. In this production, Peter really flies...and there’s even homemade cookies at intermission. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights, and Sunday at 3 p.m.

    Bluegrass band the Gandy Brothers of Albany, Ga. will appear at the theater Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. Cost is $12 per person.

  • Halloween Happenings

    Fall Festival and Haunted House

    At Midway Volunteer Fire Department

    Oct. 24, 2-8 p.m.

    Free games and prizes, costume contest, concessions.

    Gadsden County Humane Society

    Haunted Poker Run

    Oct. 17

    Begins at Sport’s Westside Pub in Tallahassee. First bike out at 11 a.m. and last bike out at 12:30. The run ends at Castle Dread in Havana, located at 7702 Fairbanks Ferry Rd. in Havana. Last bike in at 3 p.m. Food, door prizes and prizes for best/worst hand.