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Gadsden commissioners recognize Florida A&M head football coach Willie Simmons’ Quincy roots

Quincy native Willie Simmons received a proclamation at the May 15 Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners meeting for coming home this past year to take over as the head football coach at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. Simmons is flanked by his wife, the former Shaia René Beckwith of Quincy, and District 1 Commissioner Eric Hinson, who read the proclamation. Other county commissioners, county staffers and members of Simmons’ family also can be seen in the photo. Two other proclamations were presented at the meeting.