Today's News

  • Reader lauds new county administrator

    It was a pleasant experience last week learning that Gadsden County now has a county administrator who is both accessible and responsive.  Maybe better things are in store for us at the county courthouse after all, if he will just stay with us.


    Howard Young


  • Band should be allowed to participate

    It concerns me that West Gadsden High School's band was unable to perform in the annual fall festival and parade at Florida State Hospital. It is my understanding that this is due to concerns regarding their dance routines and outfits at FAMU's homecoming parade.

    Being that dance is a style that blacks perform so well has drawn the attention of others, even as great as praise and worshipping.

    So there seems to be no serious concerns about removing prayer more so than standard outfits and a dance routine created by some individual.

    Gwen Smith

  • Jags take big win on Senior Night; Panthers lose to Hawks

    Head Coach Scott Anderson was in pain all day last Friday but not the pain of defeat since the East Gadsden High School Jaguars were coming off a win a week ago. Anderson was having stomach pains but he put them aside to take on Union County in this season’s final game.

    After the game the pain was worse and at around 2 a.m. he was taken to the hospital, where doctors discovered his appendix had burst, but not before his team burst the Union County Tigers’ hopes of a win.

  • Bobcats topple Peniel Warriors to improve season to 4-5

    The first real football weather of the season seemed to invigorate the Bobcats of Robert F. Munroe Day School as they clicked on all cylinders en route to a 53-14 victory over the Peniel Baptist Academy Warriors of Palatka. With the win, the Bobcats improved their season record to 4-5.

  • 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.

  • Yon, Godwin to marry

    Wyoma Durden of Sneads is proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Brandee Yon. Yon's children, Autumn, Shane and Peyton Yon, are also pleased to announce the nuptials.

    Yon will wed Brian Godwin of Quincy Nov. 20 at the Gadsden County Courthouse at 1 p.m. The ceremony will be followed by a reception at the home of the groom's parents in Quincy.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Hinton Hatcher and Jeannette Barber of Chattahoochee, and is employed at Florida State Hospital.

  • Godwins celebrate 60 years of marriage

    When James T. Godwin saw Myra Jean Oswald in her yellow sun dress at a spring dance in 1949, he was smitten – and he’s remained so for 60 years.

    James and Jean Godwin, formerly of Quincy and now living in Atlantic Beach, celebrated their 60th anniversary Nov. 7 with a family dinner.

    Married Nov. 12, 1949 at the bride’s home in Greenwood, the couple has spent the past 30 years traveling to Germany, France, England and most of the United States. They have two daughters: Cynthia Godwin of Quincy and Melody Godwin of Atlantic Beach.

  • Community Calendar

    “Artfully Aging: Lifelong Learning through the Arts” is an exhibition currently open at the Gallery for Innovation & the Arts in Tallahassee. The exhibition features works from Quincy artist William H. McKeown.


  • Champion comes home, receives key to city

    International Boxing Federation Light Heavyweight Champion of the World and Quincy native Tavoris Cloud came home Oct. 30 to receive the key to the city and to be formally congratulated by city officials and the community. "Every time you get in the ring, the city of Quincy is standing in your corner," said Mayor Andy Gay before presenting the key. Gay, left, and commissioner Angela Sapp, right, congratulated Cloud on his latest victory and urged him to continue setting an example for Gadsden County students.

  • Quincy only small city in state to get ARRA grant for Smart Grid

    Jack McLean, Quincy city manager, could hardly contain himself Tuesday night during the regular meeting of the board of city commissioners.

    "I have some really good news. We were informed that we will receive $2.47 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as the stimulus bill, for Smart Grid technology. We are one of the few small cities in the nation to get the grant and the only small city in Florida to get it," McLean said.