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Today's News

  • So much to do, so little time

    This weekend we welcome visitors to our city for the annual QuincyFest. People come from throughput Georgia and Florida to hear good blues and eat fantastic barbecue. A lot of local people put in many volunteer hours throughout the year to make the event a success. It has been a success. And the event is getting even better.

  • RFM softball team wins first district title since 1999

    The second season of softball began last week and while both East and West Gadsden high school teams exited early, Robert F. Munroe pulled off a stunning upset over Aucilla Christian to take home the Class A District 2 title.

    East Gadsden lost to Taylor County 17-7 and West Gadsden was dropped by Wewahitchka 20-1.

  • Winners take home prizes, memories from tournament

    The Rusty Leverette Memorial Tournament was held at Lake Talquin recently, with Dave Mitchell and Ken O’Neal taking first place. Hunter Moore was the Big Crappie winner. Moore also took second place with his partner, Jamie Moore. Coming in at third was Danny Cannon and Becky Evans, while Scott and Mary Ellyn Williams claimed fourth place.

  • 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.

    • On the Move for Jesus will hold revival services through April 30, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly.

  • Griffin, Wooden married April 24

    Ella Griffin and Maxie Moore, along with Margaret W. Gammon and David Wooden (Laveatrice), all of Quincy, are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, Maxie Griffin and Marilyn L. Wooden.

    The bride is a detention deputy for the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office. The groom is employed as a truck driver for Duncan Trucking.

    The wedding was held April 24 at Quincy Community Deliverance Church of God in Christ. A reception at the Quincy Conference Center followed the ceremony.

  • Community Calendar

    A community-wide movie night, featuring the blockbuster, “The Blind Side,” will be shown May 1 at 8 p.m. on the lawn at the Courthouse Square. The event is free and open to the public, and free soft drinks and popcorn will be served. Attendees are asked to bring a blanket or lawn chair. There will also be a free car wash at Hardee’s from noon to 3 p.m. May 1. There is no charge and no donations are required.

  • Job fair to be held Saturday at Gadsden hospital

    A job fair will be held this Saturday at Gadsden Memorial Hospital from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Capital Regional Medical Center, new operator of the facility, is seeking to fill the hospital with personnel before its becomes operational. The facility is expected to open in June. There are more than 45 jobs available.

    CRMC directors will be on hand during the job fair to answer questions and accept applications. There will be free refreshments and child care.

    Send your comments to editor@gadcotimes.com.

  • DOE says school bus was not on recall list

    Almost one month after a Gadsden County School District bus crash, Tallahassee attorney Benjamin Crump said the accident could be attributed to faulty bus equipment.

     

    Crump, who represents 20 families of the more than 40 students on the bus March 8, held a press conference April 7 to announce findings that might shed new light on the cause of the crash.

     

  • Tornado causes damage to several Gadsden homes

    "It sounded like a freight train and this one whistled," said Bill Harnage, describing the sound he heard the afternoon of April 8, when a tornado tore through a part of Gadsden County, just south of the Quincy city limits.

    Harnage's wife Nancy was asleep on the couch when he woke her and they both sought shelter in the interior bathroom. Harnage said 20 minutes before the tornado hit, he was on the computer and was alerted the area was under a tornado watch. There were no physical injuries from the tornado but there was significant property damage.

  • Quincy resident charged with sexual battery

    Thirty-four-year-old Quincy resident Dayvion Holmes has been charged with sexual battery involving a juvenile.

    The child's parent became suspicious after the child was reported missing by another family member. When the timetable between the child leaving the home and returning did not coincide, the parent became suspicious.

    The juvenile was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for an examination where law enforcement officers discovered what happened between the juvenile and Holmes.