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Today's News

  • Girls softball shows up strong

    In county softball action the East Gadsden High School softball team managed to get in a softball game before the rains arrived.  The Jaguars won their third game of the season with a tough 17-14 win over Jefferson County.  Alexia Charlton picked up the win from the mound and was two-for-five with a home run.  Jazz Francis also had two hits including a double and a triple in the win. 

  • Home runs power Red Birds to win

    Ben Young blasted a pair of home runs and added a double, helping the Chattahoochee Red Birds to a season-opening 17-10 win over the Liberty County Diamond Dawgs Sunday in Bristol.

    It was the first day of the new Big Bend Adult Baseball season.

    Young hit a two-run shot in the first inning and added a three-run homer in the fifth. In all he drove in six runs.

    Alondrea Gunn also had three hits for Chattahoochee and Clay White was the winning pitcher in relief.

    Richie Smith slapped four hits for Liberty County and 'Boo' Morris poked two hits.

  • When the weather’s bad, domestic violence incidents can increase, says local officials

    During Thursday's day-long downpour, Maj. Shawn Wood of the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office said he had to pull officers away from duties such as identifying impassable roads and checking on possible tornado touch downs to send them to answer domestic violence calls.

    "I had to take officers off the road five times today to send them to respond to domestic violence calls," Wood said, shaking his head.

    Deborah Lloyd, Gadsden County Refuge House coordinator, said she isn't surprised.

  • Troy earns spot on U.S. team

    Andre Demetrius Troy, grandson, of Barbara Rollinson of Quincy, has earned a spot on the US basketball team that will represent this country in the Italian International Cup in early August.

    Troy stood out in several basketball camps in the Raleigh, N.C. area and has played on city of Raleigh recreation teams.

    This past summer he was the third leading scorer on the United Celtics AAU travel team from Raleigh and he won the USBA National Tournament's 12 and under three-point shootout in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • 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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  • Local family works together to make holidays brighter for others

    Easter baskets. Just about everybody has gotten one. They can be as simple or as elaborate as the buyer would like. Sharon Harrison, who owns Baskets of Blessings, has been making these things of beauty and whimsy for the past 10 years.

    "Business is good," she said. By last Sunday she and her daughter, April, had made over 100 baskets in different shapes and sizes, and she was still taking orders.

  • Spring break event helped students, community

    Until last Monday morning, Fredricka Bryant, a 15 year old student at West Gadsden High School, thought she was pretty savvy when it came to computer use. But she didn't know much about computer safety.

    "I didn't know that people could find your address and where you live. Older men can pretend that they are girls your age and ask you to meet them at the mall or the movies and you won't know until you get there and they can hurt you," she said.

  • 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.

  • FHP to conduct DUI checkpoints this weekend

    The Florida Highway Patrol will conduct saturation patrols 9 p.m. on April 10 until 3 a.m. on April 11 in Gadsden County. The saturation patrols or “wolfpacks”

    will concentrate on impaired drivers. Realizing the dangers of impaired driving, the

    FHP wants to educate the public, remove impaired drivers from the roadways of Florida and help ensure a safe driving environment for all of Florida’s citizens. A

    DUI “wolf-pack” helps address all of the above mentioned needs.

  • Man arrested in connection with last night's shooting in Chattahoochee

    A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a shooting last night in Chattahoochee.

    Taurence Crawford was identified by his victim. Crawford was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm.

    The shooting took place just before 6:30 p.m. at the 700 block of Lincoln Drive. The victim suffered a superficial gunshot wound to the right ear and neck, according to reports.