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  • Talquin Electric hosts annual membership meeting

    Talquin Electric had its annual meeting in East Gadsden High School’s gymnasium Saturday morning, during which a new member was elected to the Board of Directors, the co-op shared insights on the future of their business and prizes were given to members who participated in the election and stayed until the event’s end.

  • Art show highlights creativity at West Gadsden

    An art teacher at West Gadsden High School had an art exhibition in the school’s media center Thursday evening, during which she displayed some of the creations her students have made for class projects this year.
    Johnnie Clarke said many students have truly stumbled upon their artistic ability, only being in art classes for the first time but quickly showing talent. Gamaliel Lara, a 14-year-old seventh-grader who had two pieces place first and one place second, is one of those students.

  • Quincyfest to bring live music to historic downtown

    Quincy Main Street intends to return Quincy Fest to its original glory days of attracting 15,000 visitors, Executive Director Joe Munroe says, and he hopes its annual iteration taking place this coming Saturday re-establishes the event’s place in the community.
    “We’re looking at this as Ground Zero,” Munroe said.

  • Celebrating life

    The festive atmosphere of Relay for Life Gadsden returned Friday night to the Martin Luther King track and field in Quincy for its 20th annual edition.
    Activities included Zumba-style fitness instruction and a number of performances from local youth.
    Kids who live in the area — like Ayani Colston, 12, Deniya Pruitt, 12, Carlia Pruitt, 13, and Dekyria Hover, 12 — walked together in groups to the field, saying they enjoy having the opportunity to support people in the community who have dealt with or are currently dealing with cancer.

  • Incumbents ahead in Quincy, Havana

    Incumbents in Quincy and Havana won their respective races in the Gadsden County municipal elections held Tuesday, which also saw a former Quincy commissioner get close to reclaiming the seat
    she previously
    represented.
    In Havana, Robert L. Miller was able to retain his Group 6 seat, winning the election over Decorkus Allen by a 10-vote margin. Miller received 188 votes while Allen received 178.
    In Quincy, Andy Gay retained his District 4 commission seat, bringing in 71 percent of the 337 votes in his race.

  • Quincy leaders OK alcohol sales at Quincyfest

    Alcoholic beverages will be on the menu at Quincyfest, as Quincy commissioners voted at their meeting Monday to allow event organizers a permit to sell alcohol during the May 7 festival.
    Commissioners said the alcohol would be sold within a contained area — they called the area a “Beer Garden” — set up by Tri-Eagle Sales. They said citizens would not be allowed to take drinks outside of that area.

  • EGHS basketball standout Walker signs letter of intent

    Following in the footsteps of his parents, East Gadsden High School’s Justin Walker has received the opportunity to play basketball at the collegiate level.
    Friday, Walker signed a letter of intent to play basketball on scholarship for the University of St. Francis Fighting Saints, which plays in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

  • Rethinking Education

    By BILL HOATSON

  • Ammunition plant welcomed in Greensboro

    An ammunition manufacturer opening its newest plant in Greensboro hosted local county and municipal leaders for an event establishing itself in the community.
    The manufacturer, Armada Ammunition, “will produce a full line of premium quality pistol and rifle caliber ammunition for law enforcement, the U.S. military and training purposes,” according to a press release given out at the event. The plant is located a mile past Interstate 10 Exit 174.

  • Midway councilman unseated

    Midway Councilman Chuck Willis of District 4 was formally ousted from the council by his fellow councilmembers at the city’s April meeting last Thursday.
    Willis was informally voted out of the council at a special meeting March 17 for violating city charter rules stipulating councilmembers live in the district they represent, therefore requiring councilmembers to vacate seats if they move out of their districts.

    The original vote to remove Willis had to be ratified at a regular monthly meeting, hence it being handled at the meeting April 7 .