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Today's Features

  • In March, another one of 18-year-old Ashley Hall's dreams came true when she was crowned Miss North Florida 2010. It was the third pageant Ashley had entered in the past two years and the first that she’s won. Finally, she felt, her life was headed in the right direction.

    Pageant contestants are required to select a platform and the winner is required to promote that cause throughout her reign. Ashley chose juvenile delinquency prevention and it is a cause near and dear to her young heart.

  • Have you got the best mom on the planet? Has your mother sacrificed for you, loved you and supported you, and you want to find a way to say thanks?

    Here’s your chance.

    The Gadsden County Times is holding a Mother of the Year contest, and is seeking entries. Tell us, in 25 words or less, what makes your mom so special. Contest entries will be accepted via e-mail only, and must be received by 2 p.m. on May 1. Entries submitted after that time or exceeding the word limit will not be accepted. Submit entries to editor@gadcotimes.com.

  • On April 17, 1959, Jim Stone opened a little hardware business in Bainbridge, Ga. He sold nails, nuts, bolts and a few other items such as electrical and plumbing supplies. Fifty years later, the company has expanded to nine stores, with two in Florida.

    "We can build a house out of here now," said Daryl Summerford, who manages the Quincy store on West Jefferson Street.

  • Gadsden County Extension Office agents Yolanda Goode and Lester Muralles worked with an enrichment class at Gretna Elementary School last week, teaching the students about aerospace and rocketry science.

    The students learned about Newton’s Laws, and how to build a rocket to specifications. They also watched the movie, “October Sky,” and learned about the first walk on the moon in 1969.

  • Ozzie Williams, along with L.G. and Cora Williams, John and Mary Ford, Lillian Hover and the late Robert Hover Sr., all of Quincy, are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, Angelia Regina Williams and Stephen VaShon Hover.

    The bride is a resident of Quincy and is employed by Centre Pointe Health and Rehabilitation of Tallahassee.

    The groom is also a resident of Quincy and is employed by SuperValue Distributors of Quincy.

    The private ceremony was held April 17 at the Gadsden County Courthouse. A reception will be held at a later date.

  • The Community Fiesta begins May 1 at 5 p.m. on Friday and will feature music and talent from around the world. Hispanic, Caribbean and southern traditional foods will be available.

    Quincyfest Blues and Barbecue will be held May 2 on the Courthouse Square in Quincy. Local musicians will take the stage at noon, and “Harmonica” Shaw will play at 2 p.m., Eddie Kirkman at 3 and “Biscuit” Miller at 4.

    Backyard Barbecue contests with over $6,000 in prizes will also take place.

    Food and drink vendors will be on site for the public as well.

  • • 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.

  • Florida Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp paid a visit to Gretna and Chattahoochee elementary schools last Wednesday afternoon, bringing along some very special cargo – dictionaries for third and fourth grade students at both schools and a telescope for Gretna Elementary.

    The telescope was the first donated by the Gammons Foundation Tomorrow’s Astronaut program. The equipment, which has been used by astronauts at NASA, will be housed at GES, but will be available for use throughout the district.

  • “The Sound of Music” opens Friday at 8 p.m. on the Quincy Music Theatre stage, 118 E. Washington Street in Quincy’s historic district.

    Set in 1938, the musical tells the story of Maria Rainer, a free-spirited nun hired by Capt. George von Trapp to care for his seven children.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Dean Joseph Fenn of Greensboro, along with Prentiss Sparkman Huddleston of Tallahassee and Mary Hipley Huddleston of Albuquerque, N.M., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Rebecca Annette Fenn and Stephen Prentiss Huddleston.