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Shelia Mader

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Abby Perkins moving up from Pirate to Governor

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Abby Perkins sat at a table in Sneads Auditorium last Friday afternoon with family, friends, coaches, teammates and classmates gathered around her to witness her signing her way to continue her softball playing days. Wallace Community College saw Perkins play and liked what they saw.

Other colleges of interest were Gulf Coast Community College, Andrews, Enterprise and Daytona State but Perkins said Wallace was where she was happiest, “The first time I went there to work out, I just felt at home when I got there.  I felt really good about it.” 

Perkins played middle school at Grand Ridge Middle School before moving to Sneads High School. She has played under coach Shawn Graham for the last three years and played under veteran and now retired from softball coach Kelvin Johnson her freshman year. 

Perkins home spot on the field is shortstop but has played a little second base also.  In 19 games this year, Perkins has a .795 fielding percentage. At the plate, she’s been nothing short of outstanding. She has a .407 batting average in 59 at bats.  She has a .514 on base percentage with a .677 slugging percentage. She has scored 27 runs, had 24 hits, including two doubles and 12 RBIs. She has been issued 13 free passes by way of walks and has taken one for the team five times. 

Coach Shawn Graham couldn’t be happier for his player, “Abby is a spectacular kid, I can’t think of a better person. She plays the game like you’re supposed to. She plays it with a lot of heart and she’s her own worst critic at times. She is a great athlete. We are blessed to have her and we are sure going to miss her but are definitely glad she’s getting to achieve her dream of playing college softball.” 

Perkins is undecided about what she will major in at college but as honor student at Sneads High, she’s certain to be a success. Perkins is an all-A student and member of the Beta Club.  

Abby is very grateful for where she is today and readily thanks those who have helped her get to where she is, “All my coaches, my mom, my dad, Aurlee (sister) and God.” 

Abby is the daughter of Jeremy and Brandi Perkins.  Besides Aurlee, she an older sister and a younger brother.

Anthony Terry breaks record in capturing STATE TITLE

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Sneads High School weightlifter Anthony Terry most likely hasn’t come down to earth yet. This past weekend, he not only captured the State Championship in his class, he broke the bench press state record for his weight class.  The record had stood strong for 16 years before this past weekend when the new kid in town set a new record. 

Sneads High School’s weightlifting team brought home third place as a team. Other notable finishers were Alonzo Hill, third place; Seth Scott, fourth place; and K. J. Pelt-Long, seventh place.

Congratulations to Anthony Terry, the Sneads Pirates and coach Bill Thomas on their accomplishments from the publisher and staff of the Jackson County Times. 

Anthony Terry breaks record in capturing STATE TITLE

  • Published in Sports

Sneads High School weightlifter Anthony Terry most likely hasn’t come down to earth yet. This past weekend, he not only captured the State Championship in his class, he broke the bench press state record for his weight class.  The record had stood strong for 16 years before this past weekend when the new kid in town set a new record. 

Sneads High School’s weightlifting team brought home third place as a team. Other notable finishers were Alonzo Hill, third place; Seth Scott, fourth place; and K. J. Pelt-Long, seventh place.

Congratulations to Anthony Terry, the Sneads Pirates and coach Bill Thomas on their accomplishments from the publisher and staff of the Jackson County Times. 

Marianna Toyota construction is ahead of schedule

For those going by Marianna Toyota on Penn Avenue, they’ve seen the progress on the new state-of-the-art facility being built.  The TIMES talked with David Cumbie and Jorge Garcia this week and they were pleased to let everyone know construction is ahead of schedule. 

When Hurricane Michael came through in October, there was apprehension that work might be delayed due to the damages in Jackson County pulling workers in different directions. That has not been the case at Marianna Toyota.

Cumbie and Garcia said Monday they are optimistically projecting to be in their new building by the end of summer, late August or early September.  At present they are operating in temporary buildings and have become very tolerant of closer quarters for offices. The new building is nearing drying in, with glass installed, doors ready for installation and air conditioning and heating ready to be installed. Once the doors are installed, the drying in will be complete so that the work can begin on the inside walls.

Garcia wants everyone to know that they are open, operating full steam ahead with great deals going on. He invites everyone to come out and take a look at the latest Toyotas and their used cars they have available. As always, Jorge says, “If you can come to us, we will drive it to you.”

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