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Today's News

  • Lady Jags get what they wanted from Santa

    The East Gadsden High School girls basketball team asked Santa for a good holiday season and the big guy delivered.

    The Jaguars played regional finalist FAMU and state champs North Florida Christian last week and beat them both.

    First, the Jaguars took on NFC. The two teams battled to a 9-8 NFC lead at the end of the first quarter, but East Gadsden outscored the Eagles 15-8 in the second quarter to lead 23-17 at the half.

  • EGHS Jaguars on three-game losing binge

    After the 2007 Capital City Basketball Classic the East Gadsden High Jaguars team was the talk of the Big Bend.

    But after the 2008 Classic and a game with FAMU, the Jaguars are on a three-game losing streak and hold a 6-4 record.

    The team lost to Stephenson High from Atlanta and Bainbridge in the Classic, then dropped a game to FAMU by a 74-58 score Saturday night.

  • FWC says: No child left inside

    “Nature deficit disorder” is a growing concern, but a new initiative of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and others endeavors to make the problem obsolete.

    Coined by Richard Louv in the book, “Last Child in the Woods,” nature deficit disorder refers to the growing disconnect between people and the outdoors.

  • Seminole Ramblin’s...

    For the very first time in two years, I got to go fishing with my friend Bill Allen. He took me to his best jack fish hole and gave me his best bait. I almost froze to death. It took hours under an electric blanket to get thawed out. He was absolutely disgusted with me. I never caught a jack fish, but he took two and we together took seven bass. Wow, what a day. I must do it more often.

  • Couple’s impromtu nuptials becomes county’s first wedding of 2009

    Each year they're splashed all over the front pages of newspapers and are often the lead story on many broadcast news shows. The cuties are the first babies born in the new year.

    This year, Towanda Betts and Sean Burnett made history, too. They are first couple in Gadsden County to tie the knot in 2009. It wasn't originally planned that way, but according to the couple's friend, Pam Harrison-Tribue, things just worked out that led to a New Year’s wedding.

  • Mobile parent resource unit makes the rounds during holidays

    During the month of December and throughout the holiday season, the Gadsden County School District’s Parent Resource Mobile Unit began canvassing the county. An emphasis was placed on visiting local churches serving parents and students at West Gadsden High School.

  • 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.

  • Serving Our Country: Local residents graduate basic training

    Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles Roberts Jr. has graduated from the Army Inspector General course at Fort Belvoir, Fairfax, Va. The three-week course is required for all soldiers and civilians selected to serve as Army inspectors general.

  • Quincy woman honored

    Corrections Corporation of America's Gadsden Correctional Facility has named Shannon Jones of Quincy as its 2008 Employee of the Year.

    Jones joined Gadsden Correctional Facility in November 2002 as a correctional officer and has since served as sergeant, lieutenant and captain with the company.

    In her current role, Jones is responsible for managing an entire section of the facility, supervising approximately 20 employees and 300 inmates.

  • Restaurant robbed, bandits still on the loose

    Quincy police are looking for two men who robbed the night manager of Captain D's restaurant at gunpoint and took an undisclosed amount of money late on Dec. 22.

    According to Investigator Clarence Pearson of the Quincy Police Department, two men, dressed in black from head to toe, waited outside the restaurant. When the manager and two other employees walked outside at 10:45 p.m., one of the men pointed the gun at the manager and ordered him to give him the pouch containing the night deposit.