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Today's Features

  • 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

  • Students at Havana Elementary School will again participate in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients program, one of the society’s national school and youth programs that raises money to find cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma while providing information and support services to patients and their families.

  • Three exhibits in one drew people from all walks of life to the Gadsden Arts Center last Friday night. Phil Gleason's sculptures dominated the Sara May Love Gallery, the works of the Gadsden Arts Center Artists Guild were on display in the Zoe Golloway Exhibition Hall and the black and white photographs from “Journey Toward Freedom” were shown in the Bates Community Gallery.

    “Journey Toward Freedom” is an exhibition of black and white photographs which focuses on the journey that changed the course of history.

  • Emma Farmer has stayed up many nights during her lifetime waiting for news about one thing or another. Sometimes the news was good and at other times it was bad.

    But on the night newly-inaugurated Barack Obama won the presidency, Farmer went to bed. The event occurred eight weeks before her 98th birthday, and she knew she’d voted for him and that her staying up wouldn’t change the outcome – she could wait a few hours to see who the next president would be.

  • • 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.

  • At half time of the varsity boys game against Covenant Christian School on Friday night, Anna Dooner was crowned “Miss Munroe.”

    Anna is the daughter of Michael and Jacqueline Dooner of Havana.

    The crowning came at the end of a week of activities to raise Bobcat spirit. “Farm Day,” “Bling-Bling” Day” and “Class Color Day” for Spirit Week gave students an opportunity to dress up as a group and show their Bobcat spirit. “Twin Day” on Wednesday had the campus seeing double.