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Today's Features

  •   Imagine arriving at school and being greeted by all sorts of characters famous in story books. That's what happened at Stewart Street Elementary School on Oct. 7 and the 500 students from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade were giddy with excitement. Toothless kindergarten students covered their mouths and giggled as their teacher, dressed as pinocchio led them to the cafeteria for lunch.
        The cafeteria ladies looked like witches in their orange and black pointed hats.

  •    Dee Ella Evans and Clinton Hunter Sr. were married August 28, 2010, at New Bethel A.M. E. Church in Quincy, Florida. Pastor Melvin Mobley officiated. The reception was held at Carver Heights Senior Center in Havana, Florida.

       The bride is the daughter of Willie and Hattie Evans of Havana, Florida. The groom is the son of the late Willie and Daisy Hunter.

  • St. John Elementary

  •  Parents, legal guardians, educators, and community leaders are invited to:

    •    Come and learn about the Title I Parent Involvement Program
    •    Learn about your rights and roles as a Parent
    •    Find out what is available through Title I for parent involvement

  • On the heels of a successful summer music concert MainStreet Quincy is gearing up for the Oktober Fest Blues Festival on Oct. 8 and 9.

        Jack McLean, Quincy city manager,  said the aim is still to bring people to the downtown area to help merchants. He said the Sept. 10 concert featuring local talent, N'Spire, has pleased merchants and vendors.

        "All of the vendors sold out. These people are putting out their hard earned money. They are making an investment in our community and we want to help," McLean said.

  • When you think of "home grown" a certain level of comfort comes to mind. The familiar but yet different. This Friday night the Music in the Square event will feature home-grown talent. Even the group's name "N'Spire" came from Gadsden County resident Darryl Figgers who, when he first heard the group perform, ran up to vocalist LaTrenda Gainous-Goldwire and began hugging her. He repeated several times that the group inspired him.

        The fun starts at 7 p.m. on the east lawn of the Courthouse Square.

  • Harambee, in Swahili, means working together toward a common goal. This weekend at the Chatthaoochee Boys and Girls Club Harambee, that common goal was getting student off to a good start for the 2010-2011 school year. But it was no ordinary. The theme this year was "An Awareness Symposium for Emerging Leaders. Through out the  two-day back to school event, club members were referred to as "young leaders."