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Today's Features

  • Tricia Collins, former Gadsden Arts Center executive director, always loved the way New York City's arts community often teamed up with small coffee houses to expose the world to artists while customers enjoyed a light meal. It was an idea that she pitched to the center’s board of directors several years ago when the men's clothing store adjacent to the art center packed up and moved out.

  • For people who couldn't make the trip to attend the festivities in Washington, D.C. to watch the country’s 44th presdent sworn in, a 12-hour event at the Quincy Conference Center was a good substitute Tuesday.

    Throughout the day, nearly 1,000 people stopped in to enjoy free barbecue dinners, watch one of several big-screen televisions that broadcast the festivities or to be around people celebrating history.

    It was during the oath of office and the 18-minute speech that the crowd grew silent.

  • Experience America’s journey toward freedom through an exhibition of large format photographs by photographer Benny F. Cochran and A.E. Jenkins Studio of Albany, Ga. The exhibition honors the contributions and sacrifices that people young and old, black and white, made in the struggle for equality during the Civil Rights era.

  • WORKFORCE plus is offering the second Quincy Farms Resource Fair Jan. 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at their office, located at 1140 West Clark St. in Quincy.

    The object of the resource fair is create an opportunity for local agencies and partners to gather to provide information about job placement and training assistance, information on health insurance coverage, career and financial counseling and resume writing and application completion assistance along with help in applying for public assistance and/or food stamps.

  • The Quincy Walmart presented a check for $1,000 to the Gadsden Magnet School Junior Beta Club last week. Cynthia Hagins, Beta Club sponsor, accepted the check during a small ceremony at the Walmart in Quincy. The money will be used, she said, for community service and school activities. Hagins said that the GMS Beta Club consisted of fifth and six grade students who maintained a 3.5 GPA or better. Pictured left to right are store manager, Scott Harrell, Hagins, Jewel Jackson, a 23-year store veteran, presenting the check, and marketing corporate manager Patrick Burke.

  • With just a few days remaining before thehistoric inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, we talked with third and fourth grade students at Havana and Gretna elementary schools to find out what advice they might have for our country’s new president.

  • • 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 organizations of Robert F. Munroe Day School recently announced contestants for the crowning of “Miss Munroe 2009.” This year the ceremony will take place at half time of the boys basketball game against Covenant Christian School of Panama City. The game begins at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16.

    Their respective peers have chosen representatives from the E-Club, Beta, Anchor and Key clubs, as well as chorus, Student Council, Brain Brawl and the Reflections ’09 and Paw Print staffs as members of the “Miss Munroe” court.

  • The Gadsden County Writers Association is seeking officers for its board of directors, including president, vice president and secretary-treasurer.The association will meet Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. Writers and wanna-be writers of all ages and genres are encouraged to attend and meet other authors. Information will be made available regarding sessions to be held Jan. 26 at 7 p.m.

    A book club is also forming, and will meet Jan. 22 at 7 p.m.

  • Each year they're splashed all over the front pages of newspapers and are often the lead story on many broadcast news shows. The cuties are the first babies born in the new year.

    This year, Towanda Betts and Sean Burnett made history, too. They are first couple in Gadsden County to tie the knot in 2009. It wasn't originally planned that way, but according to the couple's friend, Pam Harrison-Tribue, things just worked out that led to a New Year’s wedding.