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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.