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Today's News

  • West Gadsden splits in baseball

    West Gadsden High School defeated Blountstown 13-4 last Thursday and lost to John Paul II 12-3 Monday night as they began baseball play.

    In the Blountstown game, Quantez Houge was the winning pitcher, going six innings and fanning 14.

    Demarcus Richardson had three hits for the Panthers and Houge, Brandon Moore and Devontez Travis had two each. Houge drove in three runs and scored four times.

    West Gadsden got only one hit in the John Paul II game. The Tallahassee team's Patrick O'Neil was the winning pitcher. He also hit a home run and had six RBIs in the game.

  • Community Briefs

    Teen Court will be held March 3, 17 and 31, April 14 and 28, May 12 and 26, and June 9 and 23. The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office Teen Court program offers youthful offenders an alternative to prosecution through the juvenile justice system. The program meets on the above dates from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Courthouse Annex. For more information, contact Tiffany Parsons-Braswell at 875-7596.

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    Quincy City Commission meets at Quincy City Hall at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

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  • Native son Williams named School-Related Employee of the Year

    Becoming a parent can change your whole perspective – just ask Gadsden County’s School-Related Employee of the Year, Gregory Williams.

    An education paraprofessional at Carter-Parramore Academy in Quincy, Williams is heavily involved not only in his job-related duties, but in mentoring the students that walk the halls of CPA.

  • Daughter of former slave celebrates 100th birthday with family, friends gathered throughout lifetime

    Mersey Mae McGill made her way into the world Feb. 26, 1909. Family and friends say her eyes have been wide open ever since, and reflect her inner beauty, while her arms are always open to give and receive love.

    This past weekend, family and friends gathered to celebrate her 100th birthday and to make it special, they had to resort to planning the big event without her knowledge. With the help of family members, church members and others, over 125 people showed up at St. Paul AME Church in Midway for the celebration.

  • Church Briefs

    • Youth from First Presbyterian Church in Quincy will participate in a 30-hour fast Feb. 27-28 as part of an international youth movement to fight hunger. Prior to the fast, the youth have gathered pledges and hope to raise $3,000 to donate to the cause. After breakfast Friday morning, the group will fast until lunch on Saturday. For more information or to get involved, call Lisa at 627-676.

  • Fletcher, Davis to be married March 21

    Dr. and Mrs. Taylor G. Fletcher and Dr. and Mrs. Moritz E. Dehler, together with Mary Dawn Davis and the late Ernest Matthew Davis, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Evelyn McRee Fletcher and Ernest Joseph Davis.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hal D. Fletcher, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Maxwell, all of Quincy. An Atlanta resident, she is a senor partner in the law firm of Hawkins and Parnell LLP.

  • Debate continues between city, county over fire contract

    Quincy city commissioners met Tuesday night to discuss whether the county wants to renew its fire contract and for how long, and whether the size of response areas would be increased, a topic of much discussion in recent weeks between city and county officials. A narrow vote at the end of the discussion, 3-2, determined the outcome.

    The county sent a contract to the city requesting a 60-day extension and, after an hour of discussion, the extension was approved.

  • Two apprehended in weekend robbery, another suspect still on loose in Monday night incident

    Authorities are still seeking the perpetrator of a Monday night robbery in Greensboro.

    According to a report from the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office, the robbery at the Jay Foods Store took place about 10:30 p.m.

    Video captured at the store showed a black male of average height and weight and wearing a mask, enter the store. He hit the clerk with his weapon during the robbery.

    The clerk sustained injuries from the attack, and was treated and released at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

    An undetermined amount of money was taken.

  • Boyd secures funding for Gadsden projects

    Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North Florida), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, has secured a total of $300,000 for two important projects in Gadsden County. Boyd included funding for these projects in the Omnibus Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2009, which passed in the House of Representatives this week.

    Boyd secured $200,000 to loop the north water main in Havana. Looping the north water main will provide increased water supply to rural areas, while also increasing the availability and pressure of the water in the current water main.

  • Williams, Cooley married Nov. 16

    Wade and Dawn Williams, along with Mr. and Mrs. House of Niceville and Mr. and Mrs. Cooley of South Carolina, are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, Chelsey Renee Williams and Darrin Cooley.

    The bride is the granddaughter of Harold and Darlene Thrasher of Perry and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Graves Williams of Quincy.

    The couple was married Nov. 16, 2008 at the home of the bride's parents. Bridesmaids were Tracey and Cassi Smith, sisters of the bride. Best man was Sawyer House, brother of the groom.