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Today's News

  • Red Birds pound Brewers in Big Bend play

    The Chattahoochee Red Birds jumped off to an 8-0 first inning lead and went on to defeat the Bay County Brewers 11-4 in a Big Bend Adult Baseball League in Chattahoochee Sunday.

    Hits by Ben Young, Kyle Hanks, Mike Dolan and Austin Riano helped Chattahoochee to their big first inning. Young finished the game with three hits.

    Clay White pitch five innings to get the win. White gave up only one unearned run in his stint.

    The win kept Chattahoochee atop the Eastern Division of the league with a 3-1 record.

  • RFM tennis ends season on two wins

    The Munroe tennis team finished up its regular season with two wins to propel the Lady Cats into the Class A District 2 tournament this week at Maclay 

    On Monday the team traveled to Tallahassee and defeated Chiles High School 6-1. The top four slots each won handily as did both doubles teams.  The girls dropped only the fifth spot. 

    Meg Summerford won in the one slot 6-1, 6-3, while her sister, Beth, won in the two slot 6-0, 6-0, followed by Anna Dooner in the third spot, who also won easily 6-1, 6-2. 

  • County adopts procedures for property disrepair, debris

    Gadsden County has adopted guidelines that will be used to abate nuisances that are both structural and non-structural.

    Howard Douglas, director of growth management, said the intent is to inform the public of the consequences they face when their property constitutes a nuisance to the community or neighbors.

  • Community Calendar

    To be a part of the upcoming Quincy Relay for Life, call Amanda May at 297-0588, ext. 3705, or Angie Carter at 544-1467. Groups are needed to participate, along with committee members and chairs.

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    The Gadsden County Democrats executive committee meets the third Thursday each month at 6:30 p.m. at Quincy City Hall.

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  • Kottkamp presents telescope, dictionaries to local kids

    Florida Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp paid a visit to Gretna and Chattahoochee elementary schools last Wednesday afternoon, bringing along some very special cargo – dictionaries for third and fourth grade students at both schools and a telescope for Gretna Elementary.

    The telescope was the first donated by the Gammons Foundation Tomorrow’s Astronaut program. The equipment, which has been used by astronauts at NASA, will be housed at GES, but will be available for use throughout the district.

  • 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.

  • Musical opens this weekend at QMT

    “The Sound of Music” opens Friday at 8 p.m. on the Quincy Music Theatre stage, 118 E. Washington Street in Quincy’s historic district.

    Set in 1938, the musical tells the story of Maria Rainer, a free-spirited nun hired by Capt. George von Trapp to care for his seven children.

  • Fenn, Huddleston to wed June 6

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

  • County admin not 'official' yet

    Officially, Gadsden County still does not have a county administrator.

    A letter of understanding for the employment of Johnny Williams was not on the agenda for the regular April 21 meeting and therefore the item could not be voted on. A special meeting has been scheduled for April 27 at 6 p.m. to approve the letter.

    Eugene Lamb, commission chairman, said after the meeting it was his "oversight" that the issue was not on the agenda.

    "We'll straighten this all out Monday," he said.

  • County hires Alabama resident as new administrator

    The Gadsden County Board of Commissioners voted (3-2) during the regular meeting Tuesday night to offer the position of county administrator to Johnny D. Williams of Northport, Ala.

    "I have talked to people who know him and I would like to recommend that we hire Mr. Johnny Williams as our county administrator, unless you have someone else and you can get three votes," said commission chairman Eugene Lamb. Commissioners Doug Croley and Gene Morgan supported Lamb's recommendation.