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Today's Features

  • Tallavana Christian School has extended fall enrollment for new students to Oct. 19 for preschool and elementary school students only. Families moving to Gadsden and Leon counties can enroll at TCS at any point during the year in all grades. Application fee is $100.

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  • When Georgeann Reffner and her husband, Rich, moved to Gadsden County a few years ago, she was sure of two things: she knew she would love small town living, and she wanted to give back.

    She soon began working at the Gadsden Community Hospital, where she put her many years of nursing experience to work. She was troubled by the great need she saw for medical supplies, both in the hospital and in the community.

    Reffner was working at the hospital when it closed in 2005, and she began once again to ask herself what she could do to give back to the community.

  • Why can’t we as Americans act a little more like we belong to a nation called the “United States?”  What has happened to that attitude of good will toward our fellow man and the general “feel good all over” feeling that so many of us have felt in the past?  Or are you too young to remember those days?  If you haven’t had any reason to feel good about America for legitimate reasons, I am sorry about your plight.

  • • First Baptist Church in Quincy holds Sunday School each week at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 10:55. Sunday evening worship begins at 6 p.m. Sunday morning worship services are broadcast on Sunday events at 6 p.m. on 93.3 FM.

    • Church services at Mt. Pilgrim Primitive Baptist Church are held the first, second and fourth Sundays at 11 a.m., and at 8 a.m. on the third Sunday of each month. Church school begins at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday morning.

  • The Gadsden County Tobacco Free Partnership will meet Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. in the TCC Quincy House in Quincy. For more information, call Eric Gipson at 850-386-2065.

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    Literacy Volunteers of Gadsden County will host its annual Bridge the Gap Literacy Summit Sept. 19 at the Joe Ferolito Recreation Center in Quincy. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and feature guest speaker Richard Crutcher. Call 875-8680 for more information.

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  • “I must be nuts to be taking this walk in the dark again.  You know there are wild critters in these parts.  What if they’re hungry or  rabid?  Fool, you really should pack your rod, or at least take your walking stick.  Then you’d have a fighting chance if you were attacked.”

    On a few days of late these have been among my thoughts while walking along my usual Twin Ponds route.  There are street lights along the way, but that wouldn’t stop a bear or Florida wildcat from attacking me.

  • Shannon Renod Peoples and Verand Ke'shia Houston were married in a private ceremony July 11, 2009 at Tom Brown Park.

  • In recognition of a lifetime of dedication and support of the visual arts, Zoe Golloway, arts activist, founder and former director of Gadsden Art Center, will be honored at the LeMoyne Art & Soul Celebration Sept. 24 at the University Center Club.

  • Millie Forehand has always wanted to make a difference. Sometimes people liked it and sometimes they didn't but that never stopped her from trying. In 1995, she was unhappy with the way things were going in her neighborhood in the city of Quincy and she set out to make a difference by running for office. In 1997, she was elected mayor and served 1 year. The following year she was defeated.

     

  • Another summer is winding down, and I still haven’t gone fishing.  How I long to be sitting in a rowboat on some quiet lake at dusk with my spinning gear and old Jitterbug.  To listen to the “glub,” “glub," “glub” of that surface lure waiting for a largemouth bass to break the otherwise stillness of the lake when he charged it.

    It was the morning after Bobby Kennedy’s assassination when my brother Ken and I went fishing for the last time.  We fished at Lake Mashapaug in northeastern Connecticut that morning.