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Today's Features

  • “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.

  • • 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.

  • A community conversation will be held this evening at 6 p.m. at James A. Shanks Middle School regarding education in Gadsden County. Call 850-294-6694 for more information.

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    The Gadsden County bookmobile will be out of service Sept. 14-Oct. 1. The library will receive a new bookmobile through a grant in early September.

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    Main Street Quincy will host a night of music featuring Tallahassee Nights Live on the Courthouse Square Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. This is a free event.

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  • I was doing my early morning XM radio channel surfing when my ears caught a bouncy and light tune that also seem vaguely familiar.  I turned around to view the window on my radio which revealed I was listening to an Aaron Copland piece.  It was called "Duo for Flute and Piano."

  • • 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 Quincy Parks and Recreation Department Governance Committee will meet Sept. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Quincy City Hall in the commission chambers.

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    Shiloh Community MB Church will host an education resource event Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Shiloh Community on Spooner Road.  The Gadsden County School District Mobile Resource Unit will be there, along with Superintendent Reginald James and officers from the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office. There will also be free food and clothes.

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