Today's Features

  • Watching the movie “Annapolis” a second time a few nights ago reminded me of what I believe is a fundamental truth one must digest in order to find hope, happiness and thanksgiving in one’s life.

    Jake Huard, the main character in the movie, is a young man recently out of high school and working at a shipyard in Baltimore.  He receives an appointment to Annapolis, the naval academy, shortly after the academic year had begun because others in their first year there had just dropped out.

  • I not only ate turkey on Thanksgiving Day I was with quite a few turkeys of the human species! Why on earth would a person walk a 5K (3.1 miles) race, when just one half-hour earlier they could have walked or run in a race designed for that very purpose?

  • Paul and Connie McLendon of Quincy and Tom and Vicki Hayford of Bonifay are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Carrie Marie McLendon and Harold Jason Hayford.

    The wedding is set for Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. at the home of Earl and Faye Dawkins. No invitations will be sent and all are invited to attend

  • • New Hope MB Church will sponsor a benefit program for Katrine McSwain Dec. 6 at 3 p.m.

    • Trust God Ministries will host a winter revival through Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. nightly.

    • House of Comfort and Refuge Ministries will host Men’s Day Dec. 5. A gospel concert will begin at 7:30 featuring local talent. The “men of valor” will coordinate Sunday morning at 11 a.m., with guest speaker Charles Smith speaking at 3:30 p.m. The church is located at 8 Sweet St. in Havana. Call 539-3434 for more information.

  • Quincy native Craig Edwards will be in concert at Tallavana Community Church Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. to benefit the Havana Relay for Life – and he said supporting this cause is something near and dear to his heart.

    “I lost my uncle last year to cancer, and I have friends right now who have it,” he said, adding that the community should come out and support the American Cancer Society, the Relay and anyone they know who has cancer.

  • The fledgling mentoring  initiative in the Gadsden County School District is off and running – but more mentors are needed.

    Originally the brain-child of Erica Starling, director of personnel and staff development for the district, the program began as a way to prevent the more than 300 students at Carter-Parramore Academy from feeling separated from the rest of the district’s students and to enable them to return to their own schools and be academically successful.

  • Hundreds attended the public retirement reception Nov. 13 for county Judge Stewart Parsons. Parson thanked the people who attended the event and said the past 9 years  he has spent on the bench have been the best of his life.

    Others, like Clerk of Courts Nicholas Thomas, praised Parsons for the enthusiasm he brought to the job and his willingness to work with others.

  • • Mt. Zion CME Church will host Kathy Garner as its youth program speaker Nov. 22 at 11 a.m.

    • Power Ministries Church of God in Christ in Chattahoochee will host its Family and Friends Day celebration Nov. 30 at 11:15 a.m. Call 663-9444 for more information.

  • First Presbyterian Church of Quincy is organizing a community-wide traditional Thanksgiving meal to be served at Christ Town Ministries. They  are planning to serve 250 to 300 people between 11:30 and 2:30 on Thanksgiving Day.


    The Fairlanes are auditioning for oldies “doo-wop” singers Monday through Friday. Call Rich for infrmation at 627-4586.


  • The Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the grand opening of the new El Potrillo restaurant located at 1951 West Jefferson St. in Quincy (just before Chevrolet Buick of Quincy on Highway 90).

    The chamber and El Potrillo will host a ribbon cutting ceremony Nov. 20 at 4 p.m.  Area residents and businesses are invited to attend the celebration and get a head start on enjoying their weekend. A local band, Mariachi Jaliscience, will be on hand to play favorites such as “Cielito Lindo” and “La Bamba.”