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Today's News

  • Tallavana Christian hosts graduation

    By AMY ROOKS
    The Gadsden County Times
    The 2019 baccalaureate and graduation of Tallavana Christian School took place Thursday at Centenary United Methodist Church in Quincy.
    The TCS Chorale sang numerous inspiring pieces throughout the ceremony. The graduating seniors also took the stage singing a spirited rendition of “Love Theory” by Kirk Franklin.
    The seniors chose royal purple and gold for their class colors, Bird of Paradise for their class flower, and Proverbs 3, 1-8 for their class scripture.

  • Indians home pretty quick

    By JOE FEROLITO

    Special to The Times

  • Bates earns PGA Senior Open bid

    By JOE FEROLITO
    Special to The Times
    Ben Bates earned a spot in this year’s PGA Senior Open with his performance in a qualifying event May 15.
    Bates shot a 68 on the Montgomery Wind Lakes course to finish second and grab one of two qualifying spots.
    Over 65 golfers tried to nab one of the prestigious spots to the Open, which will be played June 27-30 on the Notre Dame Warren Course.

  • Seminoles, Gators, Rattlers off to baseball regionals

    By JOE FEROLITO
    Special to The Times
    Florida State, Florida and Florida A&M found out what region their baseball teams were headed to Monday morning.
    The Rattlers, who earned their way into the NCAA tournament by winning the MEAC Conference Tournament, will be going to Atlanta.
    The Seminoles and Gators, who had anything but stellar seasons, will be headed to Athens, Georgia, and Lubbock, Texas, with at-large bids.
    FAMU meets host Georgia Tech at 7 p.m. Friday in its regional opener.

  • Gators advance, Seminoles don’t in NCAA regional softball tournament play

    By JOE FEROLITO
    Special to The Times
    Florida and Florida State hosted NCAA Super Regional Softball Tournaments last week.
    Both sites saw their tournaments stretch to the three-game limits.
    The Lady Gators escaped those limits; the Lady Seminoles did not.
    Florida opened its play with a 3-0 win over Tennessee on Friday before the Lady Vols came back Saturday to even the series with a 3-2 extra-inning win.

  • Prominent Quincy native dies

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN

    The Gadsden County Times

    A world-renowned and prominent doctor and longtime medical school professor, who was raised in Quincy, has died.

    Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall Jr. died Saturday in Washington, D.C. He was 89.

    Raised in Quincy, Leffall rose to prominence at Howard University, where he graduated at the top of his class in the medical school.

  • County commissioners hire interim administrator

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    Arthur Lawson Sr. said he was enjoying retirement. Then, his phone rang.
    Now, he’s Gadsden County’s interim administrator.
    On May 21, Gadsden County commissioners voted 3-2 to appoint Lawson as the interim county administrator. He replaces Dee Jackson, who was fired a week earlier after less than six months as the full-time county administrator.

  • GRADUATING TOGETHER

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    Robert F. Munroe Day School students have experienced a new headmaster late in their scholastic careers and displacement after Hurricane Michael.
    Through it all, graduate Emily Anderson said, they stuck together.
    On Saturday morning, 18 seniors collected diplomas at the school’s 2019 commencement exercises at Quincy Leaf Theatre.
    “We’re just like family,” Anderson said. “Everyone just loves everyone. It doesn’t matter who you are.”

  • Lawson supports LGBTQ legislation

    The Gadsden County Times
    U.S. Rep Al Lawson (D-Fla.) voted for a bill that intends to eliminate some discrimination against LGBTQ Americans, according to a news release from Lawson’s office.
    House Resolution 5 – the “Equality Act” – passed the Democratically controlled U.S. House, 236-173.
    According to the release, the bill extends anti-discrimination protections to the LGBTQ community for employment, housing, education and accommodations.

  • Calling balls, strikes in Gadsden

    By Scott J. Bryan

    Gadsden County Times