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Today's News

  • EGHS drops district contests

    The East Gadsden baseball team lost district games to Rickards and Godby last Thursday and Friday and the team’s record fell to 8-5.

    Rickards defeated the Jaguars Thursday at Corry Field 12-8 after jumping off to a 7-0 lead after two innings.

    John Price, Montez Fryson, Cameron Jackson and Cedric Atkins each had two hits to help East Gadsden in their come back but the home team couldn't quite catch up.

    Bobby Britham was the winning pitcher for Rickards and Lamar Turner and Ryan Welke had a pair of hits each.

  • Jags compete in Panama City

    The East Gadsden track team competed in a meet at Godby last Tuesday, then ran in the North Florida Relays in Panama City Saturday.

    In girls action at Godby, Jasmine Allen was second the 400-meter, Sharla Chavers was fifth in the 400-meter, Torriah Bell was seventh in the 100-meter, Destiney Atkins was fourth in the distance medley, and Bell placed first in the triple jump, third in the high jump and third in the long jump.

    Allen, Mildreka Hobley, Chavers and Latonya Chandler won the 1,600-meter relay.

  • Munroe splits games in Altha

    The R. F. Munroe softball team gave it out and took it in a pair of games Saturday in Altha.

    The Bobcats hammered Malone in the first game and then got hammered by Arnold in the second contest.

    Munroe scored 15 first-inning runs and went on to defeat Malone 21-3 in their first game.

  • Big Bend kicks off league play

    The fledgling Big Bend Adult Baseball League will have is first taste of action this weekend in Chattahoochee in a preseason classic.

    There will be three games Saturday with the Jackson County A's taking on the Quincy All-Stars at 2 p.m. At 4:30 the Liberty County Dawgs will play the Calhoun Horsemen. At 7 p.m. the host team Chattahoochee Red Birds will play a yet-to-be-named opponent.

    Sunday's action will begin at 2 p.m.

    Admission is free for all games.

  • Bobcats take two, record at 12-2

    R.F. Munroe continued its winning ways in baseball last week, defeating John Paul II Tuesday and Altha Thursday.

    The Bobcats won 9-4 over John Paul II in a district game at Munroe.

    Brock Hinson pitched a complete game to pick up his fourth win of the year. He allowed only six hits and fanned eight in the game.

    Clay Kramm and Sam Young led the Munroe offense with two hits each. One of Kramm's hits was a home run.

    The Bobcats defeated Altha 12-2 Thursday in a mercy rule game in Altha. Munroe had a big seven-run first inning to get things started right.

  • Rec Dept. Doins...

    Now accepting registration for youth softball and baseball

    Tee ball for ages 4-6 for boys and ages 4-7 for girls, and coach pitch ages 7-8 for boys and 7-9 for girls. Registration fees will be determined by program commissioners.

    AAA youth baseball and majors baseball

    Ages 8-10, $20 registration fee

    Ages. 11-12, $20 registration fee

    Adult men and women softball league

  • Fight set for this weekend

    The Quincy Fighting Tigers Boxing guy will host Best of the Best IV March 28 at 6 p.m. at the Livestock Pavilion in Quincy. Fighters from South Florida to Alabama will be on hand. Headlining the card will be Deonte Burns, Bradford Williams and Skinny Boris J from Quincy.

    The event is sponsored by OSA Boxing and Gadsden County Tourist

    Development Council.

    Call 875-3331 for more information.

  • Funds to keep hospital up and running scarce

    The push to renovate and remodel the hospital is nearly complete, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. All that's needed now is to locate the nearly $2.7 million it will take to get the facility operational for at least 6 months. That doesn't include the furniture, fixtures and equipment at an estimated cost of $3.3 million.

  • Outstanding bills could break Urgent Care fund

    "You are basically out of money to run the Urgent Care (at Gadsden Community Hospital)," Gadsden County Clerk of Court Nicholas Thomas wrote in a memo to couny commissioners last week.

    In the memo, Thomas said there is only $145,897 left in the fund that operates the facility, and that might not be a true picture of the financial outlook because of outstanding bills, including insurance, utilities and computer services. Once those are paid, the fund could be broke.

  • Escapee tells officers: 'I give up. Please take me back to jail'

    A passing motorist on Highway 12 near Quincy Creek spotted a man coming from beneath the bridge late Monday night and called the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office. That tip, one of 60 investigators followed up on, led authorities to the apprehension of Roy Jones Jr., the 18-year-old man who had been the subject of a three-day manhunt.

    Jones escaped custody last Friday morning when he jumped out of a GCSO transport van between the courthouse and the county jail.