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Today's News

  • Federal stimulus funds for roads, bridges, transportation released last week

    Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced last Thursday the release of $8.4 billion in federal stimulus dollars for public transportation nationwide.

  • Quincy man found not guilty in alleged rape case

    James E. Green of Quincy was found not guilty of sexual battery and kidnapping last Friday afternoon after a Leon County jury deliberated about an hour.

    The case involved a former female friend of Green’s.

    The victim claimed, in her trial testimony, that she and Green were only friends, and the incident that took place Dec. 6, 2006, was forced sex and kidnapping, and not consensual sex.

  • Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Arrests

    • Jerome Williams: Violation of parole, possession of firearm by convicted felon

    • Antwan Ward: Violation of parole, DWLSR

    • Yolanda Nessmith: Possession of controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a store, possession of controlled substance with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a store

    • James Lovette: Possession of controlled substance with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a store, sale of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a store

  • Havana Police Department Arrests

    • Laronta Mechanz Fields, 28, arrested Feb. 27 and charged with possession/sale/manufacture of controlled substance, flee/attempt to elude a police office, and resist/obstruct/oppose officer without violence.

    • Robert La Shun Chandler, 36, arrested Feb. 27 on three outstanding arrest warrants.

    Note: Listing in this column does not imply guilt or admission to any crime. Information supplied by the Havana Police Department.

  • EGHS track season underway

    East Gadsden High School’s track team joined seven other schools in a meet at Lincoln High School March 3, and the team showed well.

    In girls competition, Mildreka Hobley finished second in the 100-meter, with a time of 12:83. Jasmine Allen was second in the 400-meter, with a 1:3 run. Sharyla Chavers had a third-place finish in the 400-meter, with a time 1:4.

    Also in girls competition, the 440 relay team of Hobley, Allen, Chavers and NiiAdurey Murray finished second.

  • Jags baseball holds 6-2 record

    "We've been getting some decent pitching and defense, and our hitting has come around," East Gadsden baseball coach Randall Estelle said after his team had a 2-1 week. "We didn't start the week off very well but we finished it up pretty nice."

    The Jaguars lost to Rickards Monday 16-1, committing eight errors in the first two innings to fall behind. The only plus in that game for East Gadsden was Cameron Jackson's two hits.

    Jackson kept his bat alive in the next game, slapping three hits in a 16-3 mercy-run win over John Paul.

  • Munroe takes three on the diamond

    The R. F. Munroe Bobcat baseball team had a successful week last week, defeating Franklin County, Maclay and district rival Aucilla.

    Munroe started the winning week in East Point were the team bested the Franklin County Seahawks 9-3 on Tuesday.

    Right-hander Tommy Murray got the win going the first five innings, allowing only four hits and fanning three. Parth Patel threw the last two frames.

  • Off the Hook...

    The time is now.With daylight saving time in effect, this means more afternoon hours to wet a hook. Along with the full moon this past Tuesday, fishing has come into full swing.

    Dallas Johnson at Ingrams Marina reports bass are being taken in the pads 3 to 6 feet deep.

    The Military Bass Club had a two-day tournament, and the winner weighed in with 10 bass, tipping the scales at 31 pounds. The big fish weighed in at 6.5 pounds.

    Several limits were reported at both local marinas.

  • Police officer saves toddler’s life

    Quincy Police Department Sgt. Troy Gilyard was on street patrol Monday afternoon around 5:30 when he received a call that a child was not breathing on Betlinet Drive in Quincy.

    "I was in the area when I heard the call. I was the first one on the scene," he said.

    When Gilyard got out of his vehicle, Tommasena Godwin rushed out of her home with her 1-year-old child in her hands. Gilyard said she was frantic and screaming that the child wasn't breathing.

  • Community Briefs

    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. This branch will host its annual banquet March 28 at New Bethel AME Church’s Multippurpose Center at 6 p.m. Contact Sam Palmer at 627-2673 for information and tickets.

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