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Today's News

  • Feb. 4 Letters to the editor

    Hospital boondoggle

    Am I the only one in the county  that sees where this hospital boondoggle is heading?

    • At least $150,000 a year for the first 5 years in losses.

    • Plus more than $1 million a year – every year – in projected losses.

    In addition, the commissioners want to rob the half-cent sales tax trust fund to buy furniture. I have no idea what the operating costs are going to be.

    If there are no funds to buy furniture, how are they (we) going to find more than $1 million a year to throw down that rat-hole

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    “Lookmarge@ a Happy Life”  is the title of the next book I’m planning to read.  It promises to be one of the most exciting and enjoyable books I’ll ever read because I know the author, and I have an autographed copy.

    Marge Miller Petitmermet is the author and subject of the aforementioned book.  She is married to Ernest “Ernie”  Petitmermet and has been for the last 68 years.  They were married the year that I was born.  Imagine!

  • Munroe closes season with win, EGHS defeats West Gadsden

    The last week of regular season for girls basketball ended on a positive note for only one county team. 

    After losing to Maclay in a close one earlier in the week, Robert F. Munroe Day School’s Lady Bobcats defeated Poplar Springs for the second time to close out their season.  East Gadsden High School defeated West Gadsden High mid-week but then lost to a Port St. Joe team that won 19 games this season.  West Gadsden dropped its last two final games to Aucilla Christian and East Gadsden, thus wrapping up the 2009-10 regular season of girls basketball.

  • Church News

    • St. Joseph MB church will host a 100 Men in Black, Women in White service Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. with guest speaker, Rev. Herbert Thomas Sr. The event is sponsored by the Silver Star Lodge No. 61. Dinner will be served following the service.

  • 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.