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Today's News

  • Excitement's on tap at RFM

    There's excitement on the campus at Robert F. Munroe Day School this spring – baseball excitement! The Bobcats have built themselves a 15-4 record at the week's beginning and a 20-win season is in no way out of the question.

    Head coach Mike Troblstrup, in his first year at the helm, has the team playing successful baseball.

    Troblstrup has coached the Lincoln JV team the past seven seasons.

    When the Munroe job came open he took a look at it and liked what he saw. The school liked what they saw in him and it's been a good match.

  • Off the Hook

    When I began to write my column this past January, never did I believe there would be a week when no reports of good catches of any type fish from Lake Talquin.

    Well, last week proved me wrong! Storms, winds and rain, rain and more rain stopped any hope of fishing. After all had passed we saw a very full and muddy lake. For the past four days normal conditions have returned and folks are back on the water.

    Reports of nice catches of bream and shellcrackers are being brought in at both Ingrams and Whippoorwill marinas.

  • Bobcats 3-2 following break

    The Robert F. Munroe Day School baseball team took a two-week break from the game before getting back into action April 4 in the Marianna Spring Classic.

    The Bobcats’ first game after the break saw the team lose to Freeport 7-1. Brock Hinson had two hits for Munroe in that contest.

    Munroe won its second game of the Classic, defeating Sneads 10-3 behind the four-hit pitching of Hinson. Hinson also fanned 10 batters in the contest and got offensive help from Parth Patel, who had four hits and Clay Kramm, who slapped two hits.

  • EGHS defeats JPII with mercy rule

    The East Gadsden High School Jaguars defeated John Paul II 14-4 in baseball last Tuesday in a mercy rule game.

    The Jaguars took advantage of nine walks and six Panther errors to collect the win.

    Cedric Akins was the winning pitcher, allowing only four hits and fanning two.

    Cameron Jackson drove in two runs and Zedrian Polk rapped a pair of hits.

    East Gadsden lost to FAMU High 8-6 Thursday in Tallahassee. Anthony Matthews and Zarian Polk each had hits for the Jaguars.

  • 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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