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Today's News

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    “Keep your politics and your political views to yourself” was a fundamental principle my father pounded solidly into my character. It’s one of the many principles that he successfully passed onto me.   Several of the rules he had set for his four children I chose not to pass on to my own son. I found that my father did not live by some of the rules and principles he had set for us.  Hypocrisy can be a difficult pill to swallow.

  • Reader questions Obama’s stance

    Once deadened, the conscience is difficult to restore.  "Pro-choice" President Barack Obama is seeking to further deaden the conscience of the American public regarding abortion on-demand. 

    As recorded in his July 17, 2007 campaign stump with Planned Parenthood, his stated desire is to force all taxpayers,  regardless of their personal moral/religious views, to fund abortion in his health care reform proposals.

  • Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Arrest Report

    • Doug Adam Harrison: Possession of methamphetamine; possession of  marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

    • Joshua Phillips: VOP/Traffic in stolen property

    • Antwan Vickers: VOP/Battery on LEO and ROWV

    • Michael Douglas: VOP/Possession of cocaine

    • Reginald Hawkins: VOP/PWBC

    • John Patrick Ladanza: VOP/DUI and grand theft motor vehicle

    • Kendricque Montez Dennard: Grand theft

  • Lifeguards, swimmers recognized at close of summer

    City of Quincy Parks and Recreation Department King Street  pool lifeguards ended the summer with a bang Aug. 15. Attendees enjoyed water games and lunch. A certificate and medal was presented to each swimmer for his or her performance in swim lessons. Submitted

  • Chattahoochee restaurant cited 12 times for critical violations

    A Chattahoochee restaurant was cited for a dozen critical violations by a health inspector from the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation. All restaurants in the Gadsden County community passed inspection.

  • Sports Briefs

    Tallavana Christian School is seeking cheerleading and baseball coaches. If interested, forward your resume to Coach B. Wilford at tallavanacs@-gmail.com or fax to 539-8785.

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    Registration for flag football for ages 5-7 for boys and girls is underway. Cost is $20 for city residents and $25 for non-city.

    Registration for tackle football for Pee Wee (ages 8-10), Midget (ages 11-12) is being held as well. Cost is $35 for city residents, $40 for non-city.

  • Church Briefs

    • 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.

  • Community Calendar

    A town hall meeting will be held with District 2 County Commissioner Doug Croley today at 6:30 p.m. at Tallavana Community Church in Havana. Citizens will have the opportunity to voice concerns to the commissioner and county staff, and be provided with an update on the progess of pertinent issues such as upcoming budget, property taxes and other matters of interest.

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  • Rally planned to help empower men, strengthen community

    The aim of the 1000 Man Rally is to get 1,000 or more men in Gadsden County to come together to learn how to empower themselves and help the community. The inaugural rally was held in Leon County last year and was the brain child of Rev. Greg James, senior pastor at Reclaiming the Land Ministries Inc.

  • Law enforcement academy graduates nine new recruits

    Nine new recruits graduated last week from the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy at the Florida Public Safety Institute in Midway.

    Members of the Basic Recruit Class 347 were welcomed by Training Center Director James Murdaugh, who also introduced guest speaker, Ricky Lay.

    Lay, who is employed at the Wakulla Correctional Institute in the training division and has also served as a minister and a U.S. Marine, first thanked parents and friends of the graduates.

    “You have changed the direction of the future,” he told them.