Today's Features

  •  The Gadsden County Public Library System will be presenting a series of adult computer training workshops through May 5.  Classes will run 5:45-7:45 p.m. at the McGill Library in Quincy, Havana Library and Cowen Library in Chattahoochee.  Topics to be covered include Computer Basics, Internet Explorer, E-mail, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Registration is limited to availability each night of class.  Arrive early to book your seat.  See the complete schedule below, or phone 627-7106 for more information.


  • A School Choice Town Hall meeting will be held March 23 at 6 p.m. at Carter-Parramore Academy to discuss parent choice and supplemental education services in Gadsden County.


    "Cool Stuff With Light Shining On It," new works by Dean Gioia, are on display in the 22nd floor Capitol Gallery through March 25. The exhibit is free, and open Monday through Friday in the State Capitol Building, 400 S. Monroe St., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • If ever any proof was needed that a couple that plays together stays together, it can be found in the relationship between Bob and Nell Hollingsworth. The pair meet one night in 1949 when a traveling skating rink stopped in Quincy. He was actually walking Nell's friend, Mary Catherine, home from a night of skating.

    "For several years I dated Bob's best friend and he dated my best friend and we would double date. She asked me to keep an eye on him. He was quite the ladies man and I did," Nell said with a wink.

  • Carol Lavin of Old Town, along with Annelle Soponis of Reading, Pa. and Gwynn Kidd of Quincy, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Allison Sandy Lavin and David Mento Kidd.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ester C. Lavin of Reisterstown, Md., and is a graduate of Dixie County High School and Florida State University, where she double-majored in business management and human resource management. She is employed with Ideal Image as a guest service consultant.

  • Have you dined recently with a friend, spouse, or family member, perhaps to celebrate Valentine’s Day?

    How many of you spent most of that time looking at that person across the table or next to you and had a conversation?

    No?  Was it because you were too busy texting someone or speaking to someone on your cell phone?  

    And you, Mr. and Mrs. Jones, why are you seated across from one another on Valentines Day, of all days, in this romantic establishment hiding behind your newspaper?

  • Dan Hooker of Quincy, Lisa Hooker of Apalachicola, Tommy Lee of Tallahassee and Carol Bowes of Ponce Inlet, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Brenna Hooker and Nick Lee.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of Flagler College and is in the management training program at Capital City Bank. She is the granddaughter of Patsy Hooker of Tallahassee.

    The groom-elect is also a Flagler graduate, and is a project engineer at Peter Brown Construction.

    The wedding is planned for Aug. 28 at First Presbyterian Church in Quincy.

  • • New Beginnings Assembly of God in Havana is hosting “Living an Extraordinary Life,” to help attendees answer the question, “Can my life get any better?” The programs are being held on Sunday morningsat 10:30 a.m.. For more information, call 364-5137.

    • On the Move for Jesus will host a men’s conference through Feb.19, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. Every third Sunday is leadership meeting.

  • The Quincy Music Theatre will present “Grease” Feb. 19-21 and 26-28. Friday and Saturday shows will begin at 8 p.m., while Sunday matinees will begin at 3 p.m. For ticket information, go online at www.qmtonline.com or call 875-9444.


    The Gadsden County Tobacco-Free Partnership encourages all local businesses to be smoke-free. For more information, call 386-2065 or go e-mail jcichy@lungfla.org.


  • “You’d better behave yourself or we’ll have to put a lump of coal in your stocking,” whispered my tenor buddy, Larry. He was wearing that weird smile that was characteristically his, while leaning over with another of his now-famous, humorous remarks.

    It was our Christmas Eve service at Lake Jackson UMC. It wasn’t going to be a long. The choir would sing a few easy pieces; it should be peaceful and simple.

  • • The annual Betty Williams Keaton Scholarship Gospel Extravaganza will be held at First Elizabeth MB Church in Quincy Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Williams family and the Gadsden Mass Choir, the event will raise scholarship funds for local students. Guest performers include the Bethlehem Gospel Singers from Tallahassee. For more information, call Nina Williams at 627-8625.