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Today's News

  • Daniels, Dudley to wed

    Karema Daniels and Antonio Dudley are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Ralph and Glynis Graham and the late Duane Michael Daniels. She is a graduate of Florida A&M University with a bachelor's degree in health care management, and is currently pursuing her master's in health service administration. She is employed with FAMU as a graduate assistant and with Gadsden County ARC as a resident assistant.

  • Community Calendar

    Your best bet for tickets to see “Peter Pan” at the Quincy Music Theatre is this Friday or Saturday night – looks like Sunday is a sell-out. Get your tickets online at www.qmtonline.com or call 875-9444. Seats are $16.50 for adults, and $13.50 for students and seniors. In this production, Peter really flies...and there’s even homemade cookies at intermission. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights, and Sunday at 3 p.m.

    Bluegrass band the Gandy Brothers of Albany, Ga. will appear at the theater Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. Cost is $12 per person.

  • Halloween Happenings

    Fall Festival and Haunted House

    At Midway Volunteer Fire Department

    Oct. 24, 2-8 p.m.

    Free games and prizes, costume contest, concessions.

    Gadsden County Humane Society

    Haunted Poker Run

    Oct. 17

    Begins at Sport’s Westside Pub in Tallahassee. First bike out at 11 a.m. and last bike out at 12:30. The run ends at Castle Dread in Havana, located at 7702 Fairbanks Ferry Rd. in Havana. Last bike in at 3 p.m. Food, door prizes and prizes for best/worst hand.

  • Trio arrested in copper tubing theft near Greensboro

    Three people were caught at the scene while attempting to take copper tubing from Big Bend Jai Alai Fronton on Flat Creek Road near Greensboro Sept. 25.

    Arrested and charged with burglary were Norman McCallister, 25, of Panacea; Timothy Hamilton II, 24, of Chattahoochee; and Chastity Freeman, 24, of Tallahassee.

  • Search for man ends in discovery of body

    The body of 43-year-old Ferris Goodson Jr. of Chattahoochee was found Sept. 27 around 11:25 a.m. in Mosquito Creek, about 500 yards behind his home in the Crawfish Island community.

    Chattoochee Police Chief Van Pullen said Goodson's family reported him missing Friday evening at approximately 6 p.m. but no one at the time knew which direction he might have taken.

  • Quincy employees get bonus of $1,200 each

    Quincy city commissioners, at the suggestion of Commissioner Keith Dowdell, voted to give up $1,200 of their salaries so that city employees can have a one-time bonus of $1,200 each.

    City Manager Jack McLean proposed that the city pick up the taxes on the $1,200 so that employees would get the entire amount and not have to pay taxes. An additional $6,000 is needed to pay the taxes on the bonuses.

  • No decision yet in Quincy lawsuit

    No decision will be made in the case of Miles Womack vs. the city of Quincy before 60 days, although both sides finished testimony Sept. 24.

    Womack is suing the city because he was never notified that the city was no longer using Interlocken Lakes, owned by Womack, as a backup to the water system. The city agreed in 1998 to use the lakes because of the poor quality of the city's drinking water at the time.

  • City gets stimulus funds for fire station

    The city of Quincy has been awarded a $1.2 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security to construct a new fire station. Fire Chief Howard Smith said he received a letter Sept. 24 from Sen. Bill Nelson, congratulating the city on the award.

    The new station will be constructed in the city's business park on Joe Adams Road. Smith said he applied for the grant, which is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (stimulus package) because a new fire department met the criteria.

  • Volunteers honored for service

    They joke that they are the best paid group of people in Gadsden County  because they work for free. What they lack in money is made up by the  satisfaction they derive from helping others. The volunteers of Mother Care Network Inc. were honored Sept. 28 with a dinner and praise for what they have given to the community.

  • Everything...and I mean everything...should have warning labels

    I fell victim to a nasty sinus infection last week. I think it had been coming on for several days, as I’d been sniffly and sneezy for a while, along with a few other symptoms, including a headache and achy joints.

    But I quickly made my way to the doctor, and got a Z-Pack, which is a fast way to get over anything that ails you.