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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    Old Time Havana Day is set for May 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Havana. The family-friendly event features old-timey demonstrations, games and activities from “back in the day,” arts, crafts and food vendors, hayrides, pony rides, and an obstacle course. All shops and cafes will be open as well.

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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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  • Shooting at liquor store lands Gretna man in jail

    Gretna resident Earl Brundidge Jr. is in the Gadsden County Jail charged with two counts of aggravated battery and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to information released by the Quincy Police Department, Brundidge, 39, is accused of shooting 26-year-old Caleb Carlisle, 26, of Attapulgus, Ga. twice in the stomach at Welco Liquors on May 3 with a .22 caliber handgun.

    A press release stated that Brundidge had exchanged words with Carlisle and left the area.

  • New sign, equipment in place at hospital

    The sign has gone up, equipment is being delivered daily, job applications have been taken and the countdown is on for the opening of the Gadsden County rural emergency room that will provide around-the-clock health care for citizens. The target date to open is June 1.

    Eugene Lamb, chairman of the county commissioners, had nothing but praise for fellow board members, the legal team and county staff who "worked diligently" to get the facility open on time.

  • Letters to the Editor: May 13 Edition

    Commissioner speaks against allegations

    I read the April 22 paid advertisement that Dr. Sterling Watson submitted to your newspaper announcing his candidacy for the District 2 County Commission seat.  As a current member of the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners (to whom he referred several times) I feel obligated to respond.

  • Just one more ride down that hill is what I want

    It’s May already...and summer’s just around the corner. When I realized that, it got me to thinking about all the things I grew up doing during those blissful months without the burden of homework or school.

    When I was a kid, the thing to do in the summertime was to go to the pool at the American Legion. It cost a dollar to get in, and there was a snack bar where you could purchase a small cup of soda and choose from a number of snack foods.

  • Baseball, softball season comes to a close for HMS

    Havana Middle School’s softball and baseball season has reached its end. Baseball team members, shown at left, included Dre'Michael Lamb, Antoine Williams, Jerimiah O'Neal-Havin,Tavaros Horne, Greg Manley, Kinterris Brundige, Montreal Davis, Christopher Corniel, Nicholas Harris, Delfino Cruz, Jeffery Finch, Eric Green and Javoris Jones. Softball team members, below left, were Serria Powe, Pricilla Tobias, Cartesia Moore, Clinesia Gurly, Ambrosia Akins, Shambria jones, Albreshia Spivey, Shakeria McGriff, Jerrica Finch and Jazlynae Chandler. Submitted

  • 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

    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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    On the Move for Jesus conducts free GED classes from 6-8 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday at Gretna Elementary School.

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  • Midway Fire Department closed, reopened amidst controversy

    Update: 4;18 p.m. May 11

    The Midway Fire Department was closed briefly last week amidst a heated debate between City Manager Agatha Muse Salters and firefighters, following comments posted on the Web site of a local television station.

  • QuincyFest set to kick off Friday night

    QuincyFest Blues and Barbecue 2010 is set for Friday and Saturday on the Courthouse Square, and this year's festival promises to be one of the best. Cal Lutz, chairman of the QuincyFest committee, said he is excited about the lineup of musicians and the lineup of barbecue.