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Today's Features

  • Tough economic times have caused a lot of people to tighten their belts, look for ways to save money or seek ways to make more money. When gas prices went sky high and real estate hit rock bottom, Gay Steffen, owner of Shopper Express and Printing in Quincy, looked inward.

    Steffen, a licensed real estate agent, said she saw trouble coming in the real estate market about three years ago. Her husband, Marvin Steffen, was operations manager at Quincy Farms for 28 years, was also seeing signs of a downturn in that business.

  • • 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.

  • Ashley C. Peoples and Germond M. Fairley, both of Quincy, are pleased announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of Amos P. Godby High School, and attended Florida A & M University DRS, where she was a member of the band and track team. She is employed by Envision Credit Union.

    The groom-elect is a graduate of James A. Shanks High School, where he played basketball and ran track. He is employed at the Florida State Hospital.

    Both plan to pursue college degrees.

  • Curtis E. and Maxine Robinson and the late Mary F. Robinson, along with Lillie D. Stokes, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Crystal E. Robinson and Antonio C. Griffin Sr.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of Amos P. Godby High School and is employed with Capital City Youth Services.

    The groom-elect is a graduate of Havana Northside High School and is self-employed as a barber at FADE Professional Barbershop.

    An Oct. 10 wedding is planned. 

  • • 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.

  • 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.

  • Handheld heat packs were never a part of Betsey Thomas' wardrobe until last week. The $1 purchases kept Thomas' hands and feet warm when she experienced the "coldest day of her life." But the temperature was irrelevant because Thomas was warmed through and through as she attended the inauguration of the 44th president of the United States.

    “I had on layers of clothing and I used the hot packs in my boots and in my gloves. They kept me warm but there were so many people around us packed so tightly and that provided a little more warmth," she said.

  • Jeanette Wynn wasn't going to the inauguration. Typically she goes to Washington, D.C. on business at least four or five times a year, and she wasn't up for the crowds or congestion. And she had attended the inaugurations of Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.

  • "We had a lot of fun; we met a lot of great people. I wouldn't have missed it for anything," said Kathryn Cowdery.

    She and her daughter, 17-year-old Colleen, wanted to join others to see history made when the 44th and first African-American president was sworn into office.

    "Although there were two million people there, I felt so close, so connected to everyone there and everyone seemed so excited," she said.

  • East Gadsden High School is hosting a parent and student FCAT Explosion, for students in grades six through 12.

    While students take advantage of tutoring in reading, math, writing and science, parents will receive free gifts, including a dinner for two, gift cards, a shopping spree, and gas and phone cards.

    The event will be held from 9 a.m. until noon at the following locations and on these dates:

    • Jan. 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Quincy Public Library

    • Jan. 31, Beulah Hill Missionary Baptist Church