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Today's News

  • County celebrates first EMS retiree

    Franklin M. Springer is the first paramedic to retire from Gadsden County’s EMS. He was recognized by the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners, and was presented a plaque by Eugene Lamb, commission chairman. Look for a feature story on Springer in next week's edition.

  • Sorority celebrates 100th anniversary by serving community

    Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority recently celebrated its 100th anniversary with a social for the residents at River Chase Nursing Center. As is customary, the residents were given treats. A joint Founders Day celebration was held that included sorority members from Delta Kappa Omega, Chi Upsilon Omega and Beta Alpha Chapters with activities at Brynwood Nursing Home, a Habitat for Humanity project, a luncheon at the civic center in Tallahassee and a worship service at Bethel AME Church in Tallahassee.

  • 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.

  • Washington, Hayes to wed March 14

    Cynthia and Willie L. Washington, along with Georgia and Charlie Hayes, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Tiffany M. Washington and Charlie K. Hayes.

    The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of James A. Shanks High School, and is employed as an assistant manager. She is the granddaughter of the late Hazel Washington.

    The groom-elect is a graduate of Lincoln High School, and is employed with the Leon County Sheriff's Office.

    The wedding is planned for March 14 at the Senior Citizens Center, with a reception to follow.

  • Sherman, Francis to marry March 21

    Michael and Judy Sherman, along with Priscilla and Tim Ward, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Tiffany S. Sherman and Victor N. Francis Jr.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of James A. Shanks High School and Tallahassee Community College. She is employed at Franklin Correctional Institution.

    The groom-elect is a graduate of East Gadsden High School and is also employed at Franklin.

  • Quincy native named to Florida Board of Pharmacy

    Quincy native Cynthia Roberts Griffin has been appointed to the Florida Board of Pharmacy for a four-year term, which began Feb. 13 and will end Oct. 31, 2012, by Gov. Charlie Crist.

    Griffin is a graduate of James A. Shanks High School and, in 1983, Florida A & M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Griffin is currently the director of pharmacy government programs for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida.

  • QMT brings bluegrass to Quincy

    Put on your boots and stomp on down to the Quincy Music Theatre for two hours of great bluegrass music featuring David Davis and the Warrior River Boys, and Tallahassee's own Bottom Dollar Boy$, in concert Friday, beginning at 8 p.m.

    David Davis and the Warrior River Boys have two Rebel Records albums to their credit. Of their self-titled release in 2004, USA Today raved it was full of “sure-fire picking and train whistle harmonies.” “Troubled Times,” released in 2006, takes the listener into Warrior bluegrass soul.

  • Ag commissioner warns residents to be cautious with fire

    Floridians throughout the Big Bend are being asked to avoid outdoor burning, according to a press release from Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson.

    Bronson has also asked residents to check with their local forestry office to determine if a local fire ban is in effect.

  • Time's running out for Florida lawmakers to revise spending plan and get stimulus dollars

    Lawmakers in Florida have only a couple of weeks to pass a revised spending plan in order to make sure the state can get federal stimulus dollars appropriated by Congress into the hands of local people.

    State Senate Ways and Means Chairman J.D. Alexander said last week the Legislature would start drafting budget bills as soon as possible to identify wastewater and road projects in line for stimulus money. Lawmakers must also act soon to plug in federal funds intended to shore up the Medicaid state-federal health insurance program for the poor.

  • County request called ‘insult’ by Quincy officials

    Quincy city commissioners met Tuesday night to discuss whether the county wants to renew its fire contract and for how long, and whether the size of response areas would be increased, a topic of much discussion in recent weeks between city and county officials. A narrow vote at the end of the discussion, 3-2, determined the outcome.

    The county sent a contract to the city requesting a 60-day extension and, after an hour of discussion, the extension was approved.