.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Off The Hook

    As I began to write this week's column, I tried to recall in years, March and April with weather like we have had this year. With another front moving through this past week, high winds and more rain stopped fishing for the most part. The lake level is normal; however, the water is still heavily stained but seems to be clearing.

  • EGHS qualifies tracksters for regionals

    The East Gadsden High School track team saw action in the 2-2A District Meet last Wednesday at Godby.

    Torriah Bell led a contingent of girls into the 2-A regional while Frazier Parker was the top competitor on the boys team.

    Bell, a freshman transfer from Texas, qualified for the region in four events. She won the district long jump with a 17-5 leap, which is second in the state overall. Bell also qualified with a second in the triple jump. She was on a third place team in the 400-meter relay and a fourth place team in the 1,600-meter relay.

  • Bobcats edge by Wewahitchka 11-10

    The Robert F. Munroe Bobcats scored nine first-inning runs but had to hold off Wewahitchka late to win an 11-10 baseball game at home Friday night.

    The Bobcats took advantage of Wewahitchka pitches wildness to build the early lead. Brock Hinson got the pitching win and Sam Young and Parth Patel each had two hits to lead the offense. It was Hinson's sixth win of the year.

    Munroe lost a home game to Brookwood Thursday night but defeated John Paul II Tuesday 13-1 in an away game.

  • West Gadsden has two first in districts

    West Gadsden athletes won two events in the District 3-A Meet last Saturday.

    Joshua Weston won the high jump, leaping 5-10. Brandon Thomas won the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.03.

    Both qualified for the regional that will be held this weekend.

  • 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.

    ••••

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

    ••••

  • 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.