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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Butler, Bradwell to wed March 19

    Lilly and Aubrey Rogers, along with the late Dora Bradwell, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Lillie Butler and Jerome Bradwell.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of James A. Shanks and is a preschool teacher.

    The groom-elect is also a Shanks graduate and is employed as a forklift operator.

    The wedding is planned for March 19.

    After a honeymoon in Detroit, Mich., the couple will make their home in Quincy.

  • Community Calendar

    A film giving potent information about the impact of biomass facilities on health and the environment will be shown at Gretna Elementary School March 13 at 2 p.m. The public is invited.

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    A School Choice Town Hall meeting will be held March 23 at 6 p.m. at Carter-Parramore Academy to discuss parent choice and supplemental education services in Gadsden County.

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  • Gretna city officials put ADAGE on hold

    Gretna city officials announced March 15 that they have decided to defer making a decision on the ADAGE biomass plant for 6 months, giving them more time to “study this matter in greater detail.”

     

    In response, ADAGE sent out a press release later that same day that stated the company will “suspend work on the Gadsden County project.” The company also said it would ask the Florida Department of Environmental Quality to suspend activity on the Air Resource Permit Application for the Gadsden County project.

     

  • What do I do if I catch Swine Flu? How do I prevent it?

    With the number of cases of H1N1 Swine Flu on the rise, many are asking, “What are the symptoms?” and “How do I know I have Swine Flu and not a regular flu virus?” Some people are even still asking what Swine Flu is.

    As of Tuesday, there were a reported 15 cases of Swine Flu in Gadsden County, and the numbers are expected to rise as the cold and flu season gets underway.

  • Grandson remembers his grandmother as a ‘social entrepreneur’

    Mary McLeod Bethune, a woman who received international recognition for her contributions as a educator, politician and civil rights leader, was much more than that, according to her grandson Albert McLeod Bethune Jr., a Quincy resident.

    "I would refer to her as a social entrepreneur. She was an extraordinary woman who was driven by her intellect and business savvy," said Bethune, who grew with his grandmother in Daytona Beach.

  • Tallahassee man dead after accident on King Street

    Mustafa K. Haifa, 22, of Tallahassee, was pronounced dead at the scene Feb. 18 after an accident. Haifa was traveling east on King Street about 9:30 a.m. and collided with a Talquin Electric truck. The accident is under investigation by the Quincy Police Department.

  • Transport service comes to Gadsden

    In the not-too-distant future, Gadsden County residents will have reliable transportation from Quincy to Tallahassee, with a stop in Midway, for a nominal fee.

    The Gadsden Express could begin rolling as early as April if the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners approve all of the hold-harmless agreements March 3. Initially, the transport will only offer service county planning and community development director.

  • GCSO arrests St. Hebron man for marijuana, child endangerment

    Community complaints led to the arrest of 26-year-old Christopher Jerrod Jackson in the early morning hours of Feb. 26 at his home in the St. Hebron Community.

    Around 6:30 a.m., Gadsden County Sheriff's deputies went to a mobile home at 720 Grace Cunningham Rd., where Jackson lives with his wife and two small children.

  • County looks to June 1 as target date for hospital

    During the recent monthly meeting of the Gadsden Hospital Inc. Board of Directors, board members got their first look at the lease between GHI and Hospital Corporation of America, which will be operating the hospital.

    The company will be leasing all 44,000 square feet of the building as well as the vacant land that surrounds the physical structure.