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Today's News

  • Church Listings

    • 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.

  • Gretna elections end in upsets; recount to be conducted

    The face of Gretna's city commission has changed. When all of the votes were counted, Clarence Jackson had defeated incumbent John E. Smith Jr. for Seat 1, 275-119, and Jeff McNealy had defeated incumbent Willie C. Fagg, 195-193.

    In Gretna, 36.24 percent of those eligible to vote went to the polls.

    "This race is so close, we will have a recount," said Shirley Green Knight, Gadsden County’s supervisor of elections.

  • Holt resigns from county commission seat

    County Commissioner Brenda Holt resigned her position on the Board of County Commissioners, effective April 30. Holt is in the state's Deferred Retirement Option Program and must sit out 30 days before returning to work.

    In order to participate in the DROP, a person must have 30 years of service, be 62 years of age or be vested in the state retirement system, which is 6 years.

  • Crash claims the life of a toddler

    A driver and another passenger are in serious condition following a Monday night accident on Interstate 10 in Gadsden County that claimed the life of a 3-year-old child.

    According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, 23-year-old Crystal King was driving the four-door Audi east on I-10 ahead of a tractor trailer, driven by Carlton D. Finuff of Havana.

  • Half-a-million write-off tabled by city for now

    A decision on whether the city of Quincy will write off over a half million dollars in delinquent utility bills has been tabled for 6 months. In March, staff recommended the write-offs as an option to for resolving the balances on the city's books.

  • Quincyfest a rousing success, says organizers

    Once the Friday night deluge gave way to clear and sunny skies Saturday afternoon, hundreds of people came to enjoy the barbecue and blues at Quincyfest 2010.

    "We were disappointed in the Community Fiesta but there was absolutely nothing we could do about the weather. We were keeping an eye on the weather all week and we felt good about the 10 percent forecast for Friday but that was not to be. Saturday was a different story and came back fantastic," said Cal Lutz, Quincyfest committee chairman.

  • I was meant for my Mama

    Mother’s Day. It’s just around the corner. There are many who will celebrate it with bittersweet memories of their mothers who are no longer here. Others are fortunate enough to be able to spend the holiday with their moms.

    I am one of those still blessed to have my mother here with me. Well, she’s not here, but she’s still here...if you get what I mean. She doesn’t live here; she lives in North Georgia.

    When I think back over the course of my life, there’s one constant thread...the love of my mother.

  • Don't make comments unless you know what you're talking about

    Last week was a busy one for law enforcement and a sad one for several families who had to bury loved ones. It happens all too frequently in our state and in our nation. But I suppose I am most bothered by some of the comments people make about Gadsden County. It appears that some of our neighbors are chomping at the bit and waiting for a tragedy to befall our community so they can take pot-shots at us.

    The most troubling and insulting comment came from someone who wrote: "Let's bulldoze Gadsden County and start from scratch."

  • RFM ends season with regional win

    The Robert F. Munroe softball team won its regional quarterfinal contest against visiting Central High School of Milton by a 9-2 score on Tuesday night.  The win marked the Lady Cats’ first playoff win since 1999.  

    Haleigh Corbally got the win from the mound with 13 strikeouts and no hits.  Hitting for the Cats were Kristen Allen, Corbally and Courtney Mayo with two hits each, and Corbally tallied two RBIs.  Allen stole two bases and scored two runs.  Montana Manley hit a double in the third inning.

  • Church News

    • New Beginnings Assembly of God in Havana is hosting “Living an Extraordinary Life,” to help attendees answer the question, “Can my life get any better?” The programs are being held on Sunday morningsat 10:30 a.m.. For more information, call 364-5137.

    • Take it to the Streets Ministry Inc. hosts a community Bible study at Carter-Parramore Academy the first and third Monday each month at 7 p.m. Refreshments are served.