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Today's News

  • 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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  • County celebrates first EMS retiree

    Franklin M. Springer is the first paramedic to retire from Gadsden County’s EMS. He was recognized by the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners, and was presented a plaque by Eugene Lamb, commission chairman. Look for a feature story on Springer in next week's edition.

  • Sorority celebrates 100th anniversary by serving community

    Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority recently celebrated its 100th anniversary with a social for the residents at River Chase Nursing Center. As is customary, the residents were given treats. A joint Founders Day celebration was held that included sorority members from Delta Kappa Omega, Chi Upsilon Omega and Beta Alpha Chapters with activities at Brynwood Nursing Home, a Habitat for Humanity project, a luncheon at the civic center in Tallahassee and a worship service at Bethel AME Church in Tallahassee.

  • 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.

  • Washington, Hayes to wed March 14

    Cynthia and Willie L. Washington, along with Georgia and Charlie Hayes, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Tiffany M. Washington and Charlie K. Hayes.

    The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of James A. Shanks High School, and is employed as an assistant manager. She is the granddaughter of the late Hazel Washington.

    The groom-elect is a graduate of Lincoln High School, and is employed with the Leon County Sheriff's Office.

    The wedding is planned for March 14 at the Senior Citizens Center, with a reception to follow.