Quincy City Manager Mike Wade reported during the city’s commission meeting on June 14 that there had been an upsurge of car break-ins around town. Police Chief Glenn Sapp then told commissioners that a week before the meeting the city had seen a rash of some 12 or more break-ins, particularly in Sunset Acres. The perpetrators look for unlocked cars, he said.
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The Supervisor’s of Elections Office issued its most current candidates’ list and six residents were listed as District 2 county commission candidates. They included Shelanda Shaw, Douglas Croley, James F. Kellum, Don H. White, Tony Edgar Colvin and Reginald A. Cunningham. In the District 4 race, incumbent Brenda A. Holt was challenged by Jeanne Dora Gunn.
County commission chairman Ed Dixon read the board’s resolution honoring Dr. Jessie Furlow for her decades of dedicated, loyal and outstanding medical service to Gadsden County. Furlow was honored with June 20th being proclaimed Dr. Jessie Furlow Day. Furlow had practiced medicine in the county for 30 years and treated thousands of patients. [Full Story »]
FLORIDA FOOTBALL OVERHAUL POSSIBLE:
The FHSAA is considering a major overhaul of the way teams qualify for the post-season and in doing so, it would greatly impact their scheduling for the regular season. If approved by the Board of Directors in the fall, and input beginning in 2017, it would impact 1A-4A schools differently from 5A-8A schools. One of the main reasons for the search for a new system has been the exodus of 80 football schools, primarily in the 2A classification, that opted for independent status. An additional reason is the number of classifications in football (9 classifications) has diluted the number of teams in a district; thus, allowing sub .500 teams to earn appearances in the post-season as runners-up.
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William Bernard Moody, 62, of Greensboro, Florida, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2016. He was a member of Pine Bloom M.B. Church. Services will be 1 PM Saturday, June 25, 2016 at West Gadsden High School in Greensboro with burial in the Greensboro Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 PM to 8 PM Friday, June 24, at Bradwell Mortuary in Quincy (850-627-3700). He is survived by his wife, Emma Madry Moody of Greensboro; son, Cassius (Quatesha) Moody of Atlanta, GA, daughters, Pheshe Bennett and Cassandra Foreman Wimes, both of Tallahassee; sisters, Gloria M. Moore of Greensboro and Eunice M. Murray of Midway, FL; brother, Harry Moody, Jr., of Tallahassee; stepsons, Godfrey (Yolanda) Simmons of Tallahassee, Joseph (Omesha) Johnson, Jr., of Quincy and Antwun (Lynette) Johnson of Quincy; his god-son, Montrell Atkins of Midway; 21 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A Florida State arm put them behind the eight-ball but Florida came back to spin two straight shutouts and the Gators are headed to the College Baseball World Series in Omaha after Super Regional play in Gainesville.
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