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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.