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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Community Calendar

    A Career Expo will be held at Gadsden Technical Institute April 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone interested in the programs offered at the school is encouraged to attend this free, informational event. A parade will be held at 4 p.m. that afternoon.

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  • Wal-Mart to hire for remodel in Quincy

    The Quincy Wal-Mart, located on Pat Thomas Parkway, recently began an extensive renovation. The store will receive a full remodel from the inside out and will represent the latest in Wal-Mart store design and customer experience.

    The new design is based on feedback from customers and will feature a clean, open and bright new look in the store with wider aisles, low-profile shelving, bright interior paint scheme and lighting, and easy-to-read signage to help customers find the products they need. 

  • Remembering Dee Dee...

    A memorial was held today to remember De'Sherrime "Dee Dee" Murray, 17, the West Gadsden High School junior who died last night from injuries received during the school bus crash Monday afternoon.

    Students, staff, administration and school district officials gathered to speak words of encouragement to Murray's classmates and to honor her memory. Students then filed out to release dozens of balloons in her memory, and as they did so, they became highly emotional.

  • Local student serves as messenger at Capitol

    Jerome Maples is a senior at West Gadsden High School. He’s the student school board member for the Gadsden County School District.

    And he’s gunning for your job, Gov. Crist.

    Earlier this month, Maples served as a messenger at the Capitol, working with Rep. Alan Williams. He was one of 12 students working there during what Maples called a very hectic week.

    “It was a great experience. It was a way to see the other side of politics and to see the Capitol, which is a very busy place,” he said.

  • Kottcamp pays visit to local schools, presents microscopes, dictionaries

    Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottcamp paid a visit to Chattahoochee Elementary School last Wednesday, and found himself a little caught off-guard.

    Kottcamp was on hand to present two microscopes to the school, along with dictionaries. After handing out the dictionaries, he sat down next to two little girls, and asked them what word they’d like to look up.

    “Specious,” was the reply. Kottcamp was visibly surprised, but encouraged the young ladies to look up the word and read him the meaning.

  • Boyd defends his support of the health care bill

    "I'm completely comfortable with the way I voted on the health care bill," said Congressman Allen Boyd (D-Tallahassee) in a telephone interview March 30.

  • Former tax worker charged with theft

    Jami Watson, 29, of Hosford and a former employee for the Tax Collector's Office, has been charged with three counts of grand theft and 34 counts of petit theft, totaling $3,434.06.

    Watson, who turned herself in at the Gadsden County Jail March 18, was charged following an audit after  a taxpayer informed the tax office of errors in their payment. The three counts of grand theft were for amounts totaling $300 or more and petit theft is less than $300.

  • Meth use, manufacturing on the rise

    Investigators with the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics and Vice Unit say the county is becoming what they feared 2 years ago: a place where methamphetamine is rampantly manufactured and consumed.

    Since January, at least five meth labs have been identified, and the contents of each confiscated and arrests made.

  • Chattahoochee group makes ‘demands’ of board

    On the heels of a school bus crash that took the life of 17-year-old West Gadsden High School student De’Sherrime “Dee Dee” Murray, a Chattahoochee group has presented a list of demands to the Gadsden County School District’s leadership.

    Lenora Montgomery, representing the Chattahoochee Concerned Citizens for Change, addressed the school board last week, presenting the group’s “letter of demands.”