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Today's News

  • Letter to the Editor: Are they spouting lies?

    How many jobs are we up to now, 1,100?  That’s almost three times the initial claim of 400 new jobs created by the proposed Gretna power plant, which is three times what they say is the real figure of 124 of which there is really only 24 at the plant.  Wow.  How did we get here?  Let’s pile lie upon lie. 

  • Local hoops standout gets bid for international team

    Chelsea McMillan, a 2007 graduate of East Gadsden High School who currently attends the University of South Carolina Upstate, has been invited to become a member of the USA Athletes International Basketball Team.

    McMillan, who also attended Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, leads her USCU team in scoring (14.6), rebounding (10.9), free-throws (81.7 percent) and blocked shots (1.8). She plays forward for the Spartans, and is majoring in accounting.

  • Lady Cats hand softball loss to East Gadsden

    The Robert F. Munroe Day School Lady Cats softball team had a successful week last week riding the bat and the arm of sophomore Haleigh Corbally to two wins. 

    On Tuesday night the team traveled to Altha to take on the Wildcats in a district double-header.  Corbally picked up the win in the first game with the team winning 11-0 and Mary Jane Milam got her first win from the mound in the second game. Munroe won that game 12-2. 

  • 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 mornings at 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.

  • Bryant, Sailor to marry March 6

    Onner and Sharon Holloway, along with Catherine Sailor and James Pendleton, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Juiderra Bryant and Travis Sailor.

    The wedding will be held March 6 in Havana, with a reception following.

    After a honeymoon in the Bahamas, the couple will make their home in Tallahassee.

  • Waters, Tillman to marry May 8

    Mike and Debbie Waters of Quincy, along with Terry and Gloria Tillman of Jacksonville, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Staci Michelle Waters and Jeffery Wayne Tillman.

    The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of North Florida Christian School. She will graduate in August 2010 from FAU in Delray Beach, with a bachelor's degree in social sciences and a minor in sociology.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    “Mr. Willis, aren’t you going to ask us what we did on our weekend?” one of my dejected seventh graders asked me.

    “I’m sorry, Michelle, why don’t you share with the class what you did over the weekend?” I replied, with a slight smile on my face.  After all, I couldn’t smile too enthusiastically.  If I did they might realize that I was about to have as much fun as they were.

  • Gretna biomass 'summit' to be held

    The Gretna City Commission will host the Gretna Bioenergy Plant Summit Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the National Guard Armory in Quincy, located at 2049 Pat Thomas Parkway.

    The event will provide the public with the opportunity to collect information and ask questions regarding the ADAGE biomass plant being considered by the Gretna City Commission.

  • Arrest made in animal neglect case

    Sam Hawkins turned himself in Feb. 12 in connection with the death of a horse abandoned at the Gadsden County Animal Shelter Oct. 10, 2009.

    Hawkins went to the State Attorney’s Office, and was arrested after it was decided that criminal charges should be filed. He is out on $5,000 bond.

    If convicted, Hawkins could face up to 5 years in prison. No date has yet been set for trial.

  • Havana Subway owner charged with sales tax theft

    Robert Blaine Register, 40, of Tallahassee, surrendered to Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office investigators Feb. 16 on charges that he stole more than $67,200 in sales tax he collected from customers at the Havana Subway restaurant he owns. Investigators say Register failed to send in the money to the state, pocketing it instead.

    Register has been arrested on four felony charges related to failure to file sales tax returns and theft of state funds. Bail has been set at $5,000.