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Today's News

  • West Gadsen take win over Libery County, 61-43

    West Gadsden High School continue to play pressure defense basketball from start to finish and opponents are finding it hard not to fold under the constant push.

    The Panthers carried their pressure show to Bristol Friday night, and came away with a 61-43 win over District 3-A opponent Liberty County High.

    With John Battles and Jesse Winbush leading the way, the Panthers built a 33-21 halftime lead and zipped away to the finish.

    Battles finished the night with 25 points and Winbush collected 15. Battles hit four 3-point shots and Winbush got three.

  • Bobcats take thriller over Covenant

    The Robert F. Munroe Bobcats took a 12-point lead into the last quarter of their game against Panama City Covenant last Friday. The home team had to rely on foul shots from John Hilton Revell and Miller Joyner to pull it out in the end.

    Revell tossed in four free-throws and Joyner two in the last minute-and-a-half of the game to keep the Bobcats up in the 60-58 victory.

  • East Gadsden’s Lady Jaguars roll on

    The East Gadsden High School Lady Jaguars basketball team is destroying anyone in its path and last week it was two district opponents, Panama City Bay and Wakulla.

    First up was Bay. East Gadsden jumped out 26-13 at the end of the first quarter and led 42-17 at the half.

    The final score was a high scoring 75-50 contest.

    Jasmine Grice led in scoring with 24 points and Chalandrea Brown added 17 points. Grice hit three 3-pointers and T’Erica Frost dished out seven assists.

    East Gadsden moved to 14-3 on the season and 6-1 in district play.

  • Crossroads breaks ground on new facility

    A new chapter in the history of Crossroad Academy Charter School of Business was written when the school officially broke ground on a new school facility Dec. 19, 2008. Many dignitaries were in attendance to help celebrate the momentous occasion, including Jean Miller and Lacrest McCreary, Florida Department of Education; Gadsden County commissioners Brenda Holt and Edward Dixon, Inez Holt, CEDO Board of Directors chairperson; Sam Palmer, James Palmer, Rev. Jerome Showers, Jimmy Sailor, CEDO Board of Directors; Heath Annin and Paul Gleason, RAM Construction LLC.

  • Lewis, Allen to be married March 21

    Sally Canipe and Don Parramore, along with Margie and Jimmy Allen, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Susan Parramore Lewis and John Walter Allen.

    The wedding is planned for March 21 at the Quincy Garden Center.

     

  • Community Briefs

    Teen Court will be held Jan. 27, Feb. 10 and 24, March 10 and 24, and April 7 and 21. 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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  • Chamber, FAMU announce classes for small business owners

    The Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce and Florida A&M University are pleased to announce a partnership to offer the Construction Management Development Program certification classes in conjunction with the Florida Department of Transportation. The classes, which will enable small businesses to competitively place bids for statewide contracts, will be offered in Quincy by the chamber, beginning Feb. 2.

  • Disabled hunters hit the woods, harvest 10 deer

    Ten deer were harvested by 19 disabled hunters as Russell Smith and Mike Layard hosted the fifth annual Paul Faircloth Sr. Disabled Hunt Jan. 16-17. The hunt was held on family property, which was the original Amos Davis Plantation.

    The hunt is held in memory of Smith’s Uncle, Paul Faircloth Sr., a prominent Apopka nurseryman who was born in Gadsden County and had a big heart for others less fortunate than he.

  • New coffee shop opens on Courthouse Square

    Tricia Collins, former Gadsden Arts Center executive director, always loved the way New York City's arts community often teamed up with small coffee houses to expose the world to artists while customers enjoyed a light meal. It was an idea that she pitched to the center’s board of directors several years ago when the men's clothing store adjacent to the art center packed up and moved out.

  • Local inauguration celebration event draws nearly 1,000

    For people who couldn't make the trip to attend the festivities in Washington, D.C. to watch the country’s 44th presdent sworn in, a 12-hour event at the Quincy Conference Center was a good substitute Tuesday.

    Throughout the day, nearly 1,000 people stopped in to enjoy free barbecue dinners, watch one of several big-screen televisions that broadcast the festivities or to be around people celebrating history.

    It was during the oath of office and the 18-minute speech that the crowd grew silent.