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4-H members honored at banquet

A gathering for the annual Gadsden 4-H Banquet was held in Quincy’s Thomas Memorial Baptist Church’s gymnasium on Friday, May 31. This potluck-style event attracted over 150 participants, many being family and friends of the 4-H Members. “The main goal of the 4-H is to plug into the community through horticulture-based youth development,” said Danielle…

Florida A&M Board Signs off on probe of $239 million gift

Florida A&M University President Larry Robinson on Wednesday took responsibility and apologized for a controversy that involved the school accepting — then ultimately rescinding — a $239 million donation after questions arose about its legitimacy. During a nearly two-hour meeting Wednesday, frustrated members of the university’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted to open an investigation…

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Answers from UF/IFAS experts as pollen blankets your car and makes you sneeze

Achoo! It’s pollen season. You might sneeze, and you might have to wash your vehicle to remove the green, dust-like coating that comes from plants. Lynn Barber, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping agent at UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County and Alyssa Vinson, the horticulture agent for UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County answers the most common questions they get asked…

Students and teachers encouraged to participate in 2024 Black History Month Contests

The Florida Department of Education and Volunteer Florida recently launched the 2024 Black History Month student art and essay contests and educator awards with the theme of “Celebrating Florida’s African American Heroes and Their Contributions to Freedom.” These contests will run through Wednesday, February 7, 2024. Black History Month is celebrated each year in the…

2024 Little League registration is open for Gadsden – Spring baseball registration is open for ages 3-12 and has been extended until February 1.

All Gadsden County residents ages 3-12 are zoned to play baseball with the Northwest Leon Little League. The league is now accepting registrants through February 1. Registration fees are as follows: Wee-Ball ages 3-4 $65.00, Tee-Ball ages 5-6 $65.00, Machine Pitch ages 6-8 $85.00, Minors ages 8-10 $85.00, Majors ages 10-12, $85.00, and Seniors ages…

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