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Today's Features

  • 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."

  • Forty teenage boys from West Gadsden High School spent Friday night together at the first "Boyz Night Out Lock-In and Basketball Shootout" in the school's gymnasium. Students in grades 6-12 took part in the 18-hour event which was sponsored by the Gadsden County Juvenile Justice Council and West Gadsden High School. The boys were also joined by their fathers and mentors.

  • It was the biggest headline of 1962, possibly the biggest of that decade.

    And 48 years later it still touches the lives and the congregation of a venerable Quincy church.

    "Tragic Drownings Sadden County" screamed the front page of the Gadsden County Times to a community still in shock.

    That Saturday -- Aug. 18, 1962 -- a horrific accident turned a Sunday school outing into a tragedy beyond belief for the small community of Quincy.

  • The summer heat combined with afternoon showers is good for growing but it has presented somewhat of a problem for the city of Quincy's public works department.

        "Kudzu is a problem. it seems to be growing faster this year and there's a lot more of it. At one time we mainly had it round out retention ponds, but now it seems to be everywhere. It's cause us to have to do a lot more work to keep it from taking over," said interim Public Works & Parks and Recreation Department director Gene Sutton.