Today's News

  • No foul play in death of Quincy woman

    Quincy police said there is no foul play in the death of 34-year-old Christy Ingram on June 17.

    According to a report released by the Quincy Police Department, Ingram was found unresponsive around noon in the bed at her home, located at 316 E. Jefferson St. in Quincy. Paramedics were called and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Tags, title fees to increase more than 50 percent

    The price of automobile tags and title fees will increase more than 50 percent as of Sept. 1. Dale Summerford, tax collector, said the 2009 Florida Legislature established a law to raise the fees.

    "The Legislature had a huge hole to plug in their budget in these economic times. But in defense of the Legislature, Florida has some of the lowest tag fees around. We are somewhere around 48th or 49th in the country," he said.

  • Hospice introduces new program

    The "Five Wishes" has been introduced in Gadsden County by Big Bend Hospice in an attempt to help people make crucial decisions concerning their lives.

    "It' s better that people make their own decisions about how they want their affairs to be carried out. If they haven't made a decision, the courts will make it for them. By writing down what you want you take the burden off family members and often relieve friction," said Diane Tomasi, community relations director for Big Bend Hospice.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    How many times in the past few days, weeks or even months, has your day been made brighter because someone took the time to greet you or flash a warm smile first thing in the morning?

    I know that most of you work or are going to school and really are not in a position or location for such an even to occur or may not even have a chance to greet family members in a loving manner.

    Last week on my way to Twin Ponds Road, which is usually around 6 a.m., one of my female neighbors bid me a good morning.  She shared that she enjoyed reading my column.

  • Church Briefs

    • Thomas Memorial Baptist Church announces the Personal Fitness Challenge, a six-week program for children who have completed grades three through six. The challenge will be Monday afternoons from 2:30-4:30 p.m. July 5-Aug. 10. Sessions will be held in the TMBC Recreation Center, 1111 West Washington St., Quincy.

  • Starr, Adams to be wed July 18

    Suzi Starr and Tim Adams, both of Greensboro, will be married at 7 p.m. July 18 at the W.T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown.

    The bride-elect is a licensed practical nurse and business owner.

    The groom-elect is the manager of a liquid fertilizer plant in Mt. Pleasant.

    A reception will follow.

    After a honeymoon in Seagrove, the couple will make their home in Greensboro.

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

  • Williams, Smith to marry July 11

    Alfronia Louie-Wilson and Tommy Williams, and Vickie Smith, all of Quincy, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Toshia L. Williams and Darfonza R. Smith.

    The bride-elect is a 1992 graduate of James A. Shanks and is currently enrolled at Strayer University, where she is studying business administration. She is employed as a supervisor at Version in Tampa. She is the granddaughter of the late L.G. and Nora Bouie of Quincy.

  • Community Calendar

    Gadsden County 4-H is seeking 4-H alumni to help celebrate the 100th year of Florida 4-H. Call Sydney Pryer at 875-4682 or e-mail to dpvtrainer@yahoo.com.


    Gadsden County NAACP Branch No. 5149 will meet at the Women’s Historic Society Building on Washington Street in Quincy June 25 at 7 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend.


  • Salters hosting East Gadsden hoops camp

    East Gadsden High School head basketball coach Demetric Salters will host a basketball camp for youngsters ages 7-16 through July 8 at the East Gadsden gym.

    Camps will meet Monday through Thursday from 5:45 until 6:45 p.m.

    Fundamental skills, offensive and defensive situations and the importance of teamwork will be taught at the camp.

    For information about registration, call 539-2126 or 443-4619.


  • Arrest brings to end string of robberies in Havana, says LEO

    Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Investigator Brian Faison said he believes the arrest last week of 21-year-old Anthony Resnard Youmas may have brought an end to the recent string of Havana-area burglaries.

    "We were averaging two, maybe three burglaries per day. Since his arrest we haven't had any," Faison said.