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Today's News

  • I'm in it to win it

    I got to spend some vacation time last week with my parents. I went up to their home in North Georgia and just hung out. I didn’t really plan on much else.

    My agenda was this: my mom and I went to Athens on Monday to do a little Christmas shopping. You just can’t buy UGA stuff around here; there’s just not much variety, when you do find it. On Tuesday, we spent the day roaming around the area where she was born and raised, taking pictures and just hanging out.Then on Wednesday, I spent the day doing a whole lotta nothing.

  • Ordinance could help restore city to its former glory

    Quincy city commissioners are considering an ordinance that will limit people who set up shop on the sides of the road and conduct whatever kind of business that strikes their fancy. I, like Commissioner Derrick Elias, think that the city looks raggedy.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    “Keep your politics and your political views to yourself” was a fundamental principle my father pounded solidly into my character. It’s one of the many principles that he successfully passed onto me.   Several of the rules he had set for his four children I chose not to pass on to my own son. I found that my father did not live by some of the rules and principles he had set for us.  Hypocrisy can be a difficult pill to swallow.

  • Reader questions Obama’s stance

    Once deadened, the conscience is difficult to restore.  "Pro-choice" President Barack Obama is seeking to further deaden the conscience of the American public regarding abortion on-demand. 

    As recorded in his July 17, 2007 campaign stump with Planned Parenthood, his stated desire is to force all taxpayers,  regardless of their personal moral/religious views, to fund abortion in his health care reform proposals.

  • Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Arrest Report

    • Doug Adam Harrison: Possession of methamphetamine; possession of  marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

    • Joshua Phillips: VOP/Traffic in stolen property

    • Antwan Vickers: VOP/Battery on LEO and ROWV

    • Michael Douglas: VOP/Possession of cocaine

    • Reginald Hawkins: VOP/PWBC

    • John Patrick Ladanza: VOP/DUI and grand theft motor vehicle

    • Kendricque Montez Dennard: Grand theft

  • Lifeguards, swimmers recognized at close of summer

    City of Quincy Parks and Recreation Department King Street  pool lifeguards ended the summer with a bang Aug. 15. Attendees enjoyed water games and lunch. A certificate and medal was presented to each swimmer for his or her performance in swim lessons. Submitted

  • Chattahoochee restaurant cited 12 times for critical violations

    A Chattahoochee restaurant was cited for a dozen critical violations by a health inspector from the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation. All restaurants in the Gadsden County community passed inspection.

  • Sports Briefs

    Tallavana Christian School is seeking cheerleading and baseball coaches. If interested, forward your resume to Coach B. Wilford at tallavanacs@-gmail.com or fax to 539-8785.

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    Registration for flag football for ages 5-7 for boys and girls is underway. Cost is $20 for city residents and $25 for non-city.

    Registration for tackle football for Pee Wee (ages 8-10), Midget (ages 11-12) is being held as well. Cost is $35 for city residents, $40 for non-city.

  • Church Briefs

    • 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.

  • Community Calendar

    A town hall meeting will be held with District 2 County Commissioner Doug Croley today at 6:30 p.m. at Tallavana Community Church in Havana. Citizens will have the opportunity to voice concerns to the commissioner and county staff, and be provided with an update on the progess of pertinent issues such as upcoming budget, property taxes and other matters of interest.

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