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Today's Features

  • Mersey Mae McGill made her way into the world Feb. 26, 1909. Family and friends say her eyes have been wide open ever since, and reflect her inner beauty, while her arms are always open to give and receive love.

    This past weekend, family and friends gathered to celebrate her 100th birthday and to make it special, they had to resort to planning the big event without her knowledge. With the help of family members, church members and others, over 125 people showed up at St. Paul AME Church in Midway for the celebration.

  • • Youth from First Presbyterian Church in Quincy will participate in a 30-hour fast Feb. 27-28 as part of an international youth movement to fight hunger. Prior to the fast, the youth have gathered pledges and hope to raise $3,000 to donate to the cause. After breakfast Friday morning, the group will fast until lunch on Saturday. For more information or to get involved, call Lisa at 627-676.

  • Dr. and Mrs. Taylor G. Fletcher and Dr. and Mrs. Moritz E. Dehler, together with Mary Dawn Davis and the late Ernest Matthew Davis, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Evelyn McRee Fletcher and Ernest Joseph Davis.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hal D. Fletcher, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Maxwell, all of Quincy. An Atlanta resident, she is a senor partner in the law firm of Hawkins and Parnell LLP.

  • Wade and Dawn Williams, along with Mr. and Mrs. House of Niceville and Mr. and Mrs. Cooley of South Carolina, are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, Chelsey Renee Williams and Darrin Cooley.

    The bride is the granddaughter of Harold and Darlene Thrasher of Perry and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Graves Williams of Quincy.

    The couple was married Nov. 16, 2008 at the home of the bride's parents. Bridesmaids were Tracey and Cassi Smith, sisters of the bride. Best man was Sawyer House, brother of the groom.

  • Quincy City Commission meets at Quincy City Hall at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

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    Gadsden County Commission meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month in the commission chambers in downtown Quincy.

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    Gadsden County Planning and Zoning meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the commission chambers in downtown Quincy.

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    Gretna City Commission meets at Gretna City Hall at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

  • Gadsden County teachers and students are working overtime to prepare for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, and the efforts are taking place in and out of the classroom.

    At St. John Elementary School, parents have been asked to make sure their children attend school regularly so that attendance is not a contributing factor to FCAT failure. Attendance awards are being presented in the intermediate grades to encourage the students.

  • The African-American fabric is woven with many threads. There is no one episode or event that defines the history of a people, but it is rather a mixture of all the parts that make up the whole.

    As the first man of color from Quincy to play professional football, Mack Lee Hill put the city's name in front of national television audiences on many Sunday afternoons. As a running back, Hill compiled an impressive record in the two years he played the sport before his life was cut short.

  • • 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.

    The church has scheduled a Lay Renewal Weekend for Feb. 27 - March 1. All groups will be led by a christian lay team from across north Florida. For more information, call the church office at 627-9688.

  • Mary and Johnny Lee, along with Bertha Kirkland and John Williams, all of Quincy, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Temeka L. Lee and Quinton Williams.

    The bride-elect is a training instructor, and is the granddaughter of Dorothy Hinson and Rebecca Thomas.

    The groom-elect is employed at the Quincy Annex and is a graduate of the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy.

    The wedding is planned for Feb. 21 at Christian Heritage Church in Tallahassee at 2 p.m., followed by a reception at Cross Creek Golf Course.

  • "Parade the Musical" opens tonight at the Leaf Theater at 8 p.m., a production of the Quincy Music Theatre.

    The production is based on a true story and is directed by Eric Hurst, with musical direction by Bryan Richards. Lead actors are Anthony Methvin and Rachael Adams.

    "Parade" is based on the actual case of Leo Frank, who is falsely accused of killing 13-year-old Mary Phagan in Atlanta in 1913. The play, written by Alfred Uhry, opened on Broadway in 1998 where it garnered a Tony Award for Best Original Score.