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Today's News

  • Dodgers game postponed, Red Birds split

    The Quincy Dodgers baseball game in the Georgia/Florida/Alabama Baseball League was postponed Sunday due to illness. The Miccouskee team informed the Dodgers about an hour before the game that they would not be coming to Dodger Field.

    Quincy still leads the league with a 7-1 record. They will play Isuway this Sunday.

    The site of the game was not known at press time.

    In other play, things tightened up in the Big Bend Adult Baseball League of Florida Sunday.

  • Community Calendar

    There will be a Faceville School reunion June 13 at Faceville Methodist Church. Registration is at 10 a.m., and attendees are asked to bring a lunch to share.

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    The 44th annual reunion of the descendants of Otis and Rebecca Smith will be held June 14 at noon at Sylvania Methodist Church in Faceville, Ga. Please bring covered dishes for your immediate family.

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  • 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.

  • Bradley, Williams to marry June 20

    Sharon McCray Bradley and Kelvin E. Williams will be married June 20 at 4 p.m. at Mt. Zion PB Church in Quincy.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Arthur and Williease McCray of Quincy.

    The groom-elect is the son of Katie B. Williams and the late S. H. Williams of Dothan, Ala.

    No formal invitations will be sent, and all family and friends are invited.

  • Brinson, McWhite married April 18

    Monica Brinson and Carlton McWhite were married April 18 at Arnett Chapel. The bride is the daughter of Marcia Thompkins and the granddaughter of Katrine Thompkins.

  • Norris found guilty in work camp altercation

    A Gadsden County jury found Curtis Norris guilty of felony battery in the death of Billy Williams on Dec. 24, 2006 at the River Junction Work Camp in Chattahoochee. Norris was charged with second-degree murder after he and Williams argued and got into a physical altercation on Christmas Eve 2006.

  • Local leaders point to bright future for airport

    The future of the Quincy-Gadsden Municipal Airport Authority is bright, according to a report given by Peter Green, consultant with the airport consulting firm of URS based in Tampa.

    "We're ahead of the curve in generating more activity than the state predicted. We have 50 aircraft based here, which opens up all kinds of opportunities for us because that's what the (Florida) Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration look at when deciding how to allocate funds," Green said.

  • Gretna to celebrate 100 years

    The city of Gretna will celebrate its 100th anniversary this month and the centennial committee has pulled out all the stops for a celebration June 6-9.

    "The mayor, centennial committee and the citizens are excited about this week and we invited the entire Gadsden County community to come and help us celebrate," said Antonio Jefferson, city manager.

  • QPD denied opportunity for accreditation

    The Quincy Police Department was denied permission to begin the accreditation process using the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation as its monitoring agency. The commission works with police departments statewide to update policies, procedures and practices to make the departments professionally recognized agencies.

  • Schools leader predicts success in coming year

    Gadsden County School District Superintendent Reginald James is not psychic – but he’s already making predictions for the next academic year.

    James said Monday he is pleased with the progress that’s being made in the elementary schools, and he believes the district is providing students with a “much stronger foundation.