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Today's News

  • Turner, James married

    Yvonne McDonald and Robert Turner of Tallahassee, along with Inell James of Quncy and Klent James of Sneads are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, Sherika Denise Turner and Eric Durell James.

    The bride is employed at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. Her grandparents are Thelma Oce of Quincy and the late Bill Jordan.

    The groom is a correctional officer at Liberty Correctional Institute. He is the grandson of Louise Hughes, the late Joseph Hughes, Virginia James and Gradis James, all of Quincy.

  • Community Calendar

    The Quincy Music Theatre will present “Grease” Feb. 19-21 and 26-28. Friday and Saturday shows will begin at 8 p.m., while Sunday matinees will begin at 3 p.m. For ticket information, go online at www.qmtonline.com or call 875-9444.

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    The Gadsden County Tobacco-Free Partnership encourages all local businesses to be smoke-free. For more information, call 386-2065 or go e-mail jcichy@lungfla.org.

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  • TCS Lions to host big matchup Friday

    Tallavana Christian School will host Emmanel Christian, East Division Conference champions Friday night.

    The varsity and junior varsity teams at TCS each have 15-2 records. The TCS  varsity Lions lost to Emmanuel earlier this year by 5 points.

    The JV team will plan at 4:30 p.m., followed by the Lady Lions at 5:45, and the varsity boys at 7:20.

    This will be the last home game of the season for the Lions, who will take on Panama City Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m.

  • Meeting to be held on Gretna biomass facility; public invited to attend, ask questions

    James Maloy, president of the Concerned Citizens of Gadsden County, along with Dr. Ronald Saff, a Tallahassee allergist, spoke to the Gadsden County School Board last week regarding the proposed biomass facility in Gretna, as well as the Quincy incinerator at Byrd Landfill.

    Maloy  and the group’s members have spoken out against both facilities, citing environmental and health concerns.

  • Hospital projected to lose $700,000 first 3-5 years

    Michael Glazer, the Gadsden Hospital Inc. attorney who has been taken the lead in navigating the county through the opening of Gadsden Memorial Hospital, told the Board of County Commissioners during their regular Jan. 19 meeting "a lot is happening."

    He said Healthcare Corporation of America, which has signed a letter of intent to operate the hospital, has a list of projections for the hospital for the next 3 to 5 years, including an estimated $700,000 to $800,000 loss with an additional $4.8 to $6.7 million in write-offs, charity and bad debts.

  • ADAGE to donate $350,000 to Gretna; officials mum on specific use of funds

    Officials from ADAGE, the company behind the proposed biomass facility in Gretna, were on hand during last week’s celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Day in Gretna.

    Robert Parrett, director of business development, told attendees the company will remain “transparent,” and promised that not only will Gretna reap the monetary benefits of the facility, but so will the school district.

  • Midway fire department receives donation of fire truck

    The city of Midway received a belated Christmas gift Jan. 24 when they brought home a fire engine valued at $63,000, donated by Manatee County.

    "We felt like it was Christmas. We've needed another fire engine for so long and with the budget we have, we just couldn't afford it. We searched for financing and funding and then finally we prayed and our prayers were answered," said Agatha Muse-Salters, Midway city manager.

  • You can learn a lot from a mud puddle

    The other day I was standing at my kitchen window, watching it rain. And I was enjoying it. I love rainy days...when I don't have to go anywhere. I love to sit on the porch, with a good book, and just listen to the rain fall. I even like the sound of people driving through the puddles.

    As I stood there, I began to look at the puddles in my yard. There was one particularly large one, and I watched as raindrops landed in it. Each raindrop seem to ripple only so far. None of the ripples from any drops made it all the way to the edge of the puddle.

    This got me to thinking.

  • Where's my justice?

    On May 5, 2009, while I was at work, a young man decided he wanted to kick in my front door. Once inside, he ransacked my bedroom and took jewelry. The jewelry, including my deceased mother's ring, was sold for a pittance and quickly melted down at a local establishment.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    It was a particularly cold winter morning in December. I had some free time and was determined to get out of the house for awhile.  I would go out into the woods along Pleasant Street.   I loved the peace and solitude that the woods afforded me.