Monday was President’s Day, a unified celebration of the lengthy list of the leaders of our great country. Where we once honored President Lincoln and President Washington on their February birthdays, the day evolved into one recognizing all of America’s presidents. Monday, the AOL home page quoted some of those leaders’ wordsmith-worthy insults of others. It led off with these words: ‘If you don't have something nice to say, don't say it at all ... unless you're a president with an amazing ability to hide an insult in eloquent language.’
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10 YEARS AGO
An impressive array of volunteers were at A Shepherd’s Hand Resource Center in Havana handing out health care literature, conducting blood pressure checks, distributing boxes of food, and teaching cancer awareness. Representatives from Elder Affairs, Gadsden Community Hospital, FAMU, the Area Agency on Aging, Big Bend Cares, TCC and FSU were at the center to lend their support. “We’re trying to improve the health of citizens in Gadsden County and this is part of the effort,” said State Rep. Curtis Richardson, who was also present. [Full Story »]
Stolen property recovered
An investigation by Gadsden County sheriff’s investigators after the arrests of Charles Jerome Hayes and Homer Renard Garner for dealing in stolen property last week continues to net more stolen property and the possibility of future arrests.
County debates CRA payments to city of Quincy
Quincy’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) was the hot topic for the Gadsden County commission Monday night.
Havana, Gretna receive water mgmt. grants
The Northwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board approved nearly $10 million in grant funding last Thursday to be used for water supply development projects across Northwest Florida.
Sheriff’s Office, Farmshare give away child safety seats
The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) in conjunction with FarmShare gave away several dozen child safety car seats last week.
Water, sewer going up in Quincy
For the first time in over a decade, Quincy water and sewer customers are going to see a rate hike after commissioners gave approval on first reading to Ordinance 1060-2014.
WEST GADSDEN AND THE FHSAA PLAYOFFS
Weeks leads Rattlers to win
Gadsden County’s Kendal Weeks got credit for a 7-3 FAMU win over Navy Sunday helping the Rattlers get off to a good start to the beginning of the season.
Bobcat baseball opens with two wins
The Munroe baseball team won their first two games of the season last week getting the 2014 campaign started off right.
William Oliver “Billy” Perkins, 80, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014.
Billy was a beloved member of the community and First Baptist Church, Quincy, FL. He served in the U.S. Army, was employed by King Edward Tobacco Co. and retired from the USDA Farm Service Agency in 2002. He was also appointed as a Special Deputy for Gadsden County. Billy enjoyed family time, gardening, reading his Bible, attending church and finding someone to tease.
Survivors are his wife Mae Wilcox Perkins, daughter Deborah (Toby) Dubose, grandsons Adin and Ethan, sister Ann (Forrest) Davis, brother Leroy “Pete” (Hilda) Perkins, and nieces and nephews.
Billy was predeceased by his parents, Marvin and Ada Strickland Perkins, brothers, Jack, Ralph and Malcolm.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM, February 18, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Quincy. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until service time in the church Fellowship Hall. A private family burial will follow at Providence Baptist Church in Greensboro, FL.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy, FL, (850) 627-7677, is in charge of arrangements.
The East Gadsden Lady Jaguars lost to Walton High School in round one of the 4A State Series playoffs this past Thursday. The loss sent the Lady Jaguars home, officially ending the season for the team.
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JAGS DRAGGED BY WALTON:
A nine-point loss to Walton High School sent the Lady Jaguars on a long, sad road trip back to Quincy, officially ending the season for the East Gadsden team on Thursday night.
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The West Gadsden Panthers open a quest for a third straight FHSAA Final Four appearance Tuesday when they host Northview at 7 PM in the Panther Gym.
The Panthers won their third straight District 4-A Tournament last Saturday night.
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