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Today's News

  • Fumbles hurt WGHS in lost to Florida High

    Five lost fumbles hurt the West Gadsden offensive effort in the Panthers’ 13-0 loss to Florida High in a spring football game in Tallahassee Friday night.

    The Seminoles’ Jack Metz returned one of those fumbles for a touchdown. Florida High also scored points on 32- and 39-yard field goals by Chase Varnadore.

    West Gadsden’s Shermonta Hollins appeared to have scored a touchdown in the third quarter but it was called back because of a penalty.

  • Off the Hook

    Even with the weather conditions, reports of good catches are coming in to both Ingrams and Whippoorwill marinas. Memorial Day weekend saw the local campgrounds filled with folks ready to "wet a hook."

    On May 18, Buddy Hosey took a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds. Gerald Biddle from Crawfordville weighed in a lunker at 10.27 pounds.

    Nice catches of bream and catfish are being caught from the docks at both marinas.

  • Community Calendar

    Capital Health Plan’s Savvy Senior program will be held May 28 at noon at the Gadsden Arts Center in Quincy. The topic is “Evidence-Based Care of Neck and Back Pain,” presented by Chester Brown. RSVP to 523-7333.

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    The Gadsden County Humane Society will have a pet adoption booth at PetSmart in Tallahassee May 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring adoptable dogs and cats. View the animals at www.gadsdenhumane.org. For more information, call 539-0505.

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  • WGHS seniors graduate, told to ‘never settle’

    One by one the largest graduating class in the 5-year history of West Gadsden High School walked across the stage to receive their diplomas. Family members and friends shouted as each of the 63 students shook hands with school board members and received the diplomas from Sylvia Jackson, principal.

  • RFM graduates honored for academics, volunteerism

    This year’s graduates at Robert F. Munroe Day School were sure of two things: they had received a good education and a solid moral background.

    "We are ready to face the world because of the sound and secure environment we had here at Robert F. Munroe. Many opportunities and paths exist for each of us but we will not be traveling alone, we will carry all of you in our hearts and in our thoughts. Let the next phase begin," said class salutatorian Anna Margaret Dooner.

  • 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.

  • Grace, Anderson to marry July 3

    John and the late Peggy Anderson of Gretna, along with Martha Wallace and Roosevelt Baggling of Bainbridge, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Delois Grace and Fredrick Anderson.

    The wedding is planned for July 3.

  • McLendon, Hayford to wed Dec. 19

    Paul and Connie McLendon of Quincy, along with Tom and Vicki Hayford of Bonifay, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Carrie Marie McLendon and Harold Jason Hayford.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Thomas and Maxine Bush of Bonifay, Betty Sue McLendon and the late Winston McLendon of Quincy. A Quincy resident, she is a currently pursuing a nursing degree at Tallahassee Community College.

  • Pam Kenon, Gadsden County Times Mother of the Year 2009

    The eyes are the window to the soul – so they say. And the eyes of 19-year-old Keltric Harris and 13-year-old Brian Williams are easy to read as they gaze upon their mom, Pam Kenon. It’s clear they love and appreciate their mother.

    Brian surprised his mother with the nomination for The Gadsden County Times Mother of the Year contest. Kenon said she had no idea he had nominated her, but when she got the message that she had been drawn as the winner, she just began to cry.

    “I just couldn’t believe it,” she said.

  • State confirms 69 cases of swine flu

    UPDATE: MAY 15, 9:56 A.M.

    The DOH confirmed this morning that there are now 69 cases of swine flu. The new cases are in St. Johns County (58-year-old male and 65-year-old female), Broward (1-year-old male) and Miami-Dade (42-year-old male). There are no new probable cases.

    UPDATE: MAY 14, 12:39 P.M.