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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • To be a part of the upcoming Quincy Relay for Life, call Amanda May at 297-0588, ext. 3705, or Angie Carter at 544-1467. Groups are needed to participate, along with committee members and chairs.

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    The Gadsden County Democrats executive committee meets the third Thursday each month at 6:30 p.m. at Quincy City Hall.

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  • • 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.

  • When Keith Andrews of Quincy decided he wanted to get into better shape, he determined that the icing on his physical condition “cupcake” would be helping others.

    Several years ago, Andrews’ wife rode in a bike ride for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, and he decided he’d go the same route. Last year, he biked the same ride, a 100-mile ride around Lake Tahoe, and raised $5,400. His wife raised $3,500 the year she rode.

  • Big Bend Hospice and the Quincy Music Theatre are teaming up April 23 to honor the life of Quincy physician Dr. Jessie Furlow for a reception, silent auction, live auction and preview of the local production of "The Sound of Music." All proceeds from the third annual event will benefit Big Bend Hospice patients in Gadsden County.

  • Premier Bank will celebrate its fifth anniversary in its Quincy branch at 702 Pat Thomas Parkway on Friday.

    The Premier Bank Quincy branch closed the year on Dec. 31, 2008 with record assets and earnings growth. At year end, branch deposits totaled $47.7 million, which represented an 8 percent increase over the previous year.

    On Feb. 19, the branch reached their goal of $50 million in deposits.