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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.

    • On the Move for Jesus will hold revival services through April 30, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly.

  • Griffin, Wooden married April 24

    Ella Griffin and Maxie Moore, along with Margaret W. Gammon and David Wooden (Laveatrice), all of Quincy, are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, Maxie Griffin and Marilyn L. Wooden.

    The bride is a detention deputy for the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office. The groom is employed as a truck driver for Duncan Trucking.

    The wedding was held April 24 at Quincy Community Deliverance Church of God in Christ. A reception at the Quincy Conference Center followed the ceremony.

  • Community Calendar

    A community-wide movie night, featuring the blockbuster, “The Blind Side,” will be shown May 1 at 8 p.m. on the lawn at the Courthouse Square. The event is free and open to the public, and free soft drinks and popcorn will be served. Attendees are asked to bring a blanket or lawn chair. There will also be a free car wash at Hardee’s from noon to 3 p.m. May 1. There is no charge and no donations are required.

  • Job fair to be held Saturday at Gadsden hospital

    A job fair will be held this Saturday at Gadsden Memorial Hospital from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Capital Regional Medical Center, new operator of the facility, is seeking to fill the hospital with personnel before its becomes operational. The facility is expected to open in June. There are more than 45 jobs available.

    CRMC directors will be on hand during the job fair to answer questions and accept applications. There will be free refreshments and child care.

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  • DOE says school bus was not on recall list

    Almost one month after a Gadsden County School District bus crash, Tallahassee attorney Benjamin Crump said the accident could be attributed to faulty bus equipment.

     

    Crump, who represents 20 families of the more than 40 students on the bus March 8, held a press conference April 7 to announce findings that might shed new light on the cause of the crash.

     

  • Tornado causes damage to several Gadsden homes

    "It sounded like a freight train and this one whistled," said Bill Harnage, describing the sound he heard the afternoon of April 8, when a tornado tore through a part of Gadsden County, just south of the Quincy city limits.

    Harnage's wife Nancy was asleep on the couch when he woke her and they both sought shelter in the interior bathroom. Harnage said 20 minutes before the tornado hit, he was on the computer and was alerted the area was under a tornado watch. There were no physical injuries from the tornado but there was significant property damage.

  • Quincy resident charged with sexual battery

    Thirty-four-year-old Quincy resident Dayvion Holmes has been charged with sexual battery involving a juvenile.

    The child's parent became suspicious after the child was reported missing by another family member. When the timetable between the child leaving the home and returning did not coincide, the parent became suspicious.

    The juvenile was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for an examination where law enforcement officers discovered what happened between the juvenile and Holmes.

  • Havana drug bust yields two arrests

    The Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit uncovered marijuana, guns, scales and smoking paraphernalia after serving a search warrant at 558 Francis Drive in Havana.

    Two people, 47-year-old Shuchen C. Liu and 55-year-old Andrew Eder, were arrested and each charged with two counts of possession of a firearm while in the commission of a felony, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and maintaining a house where drugs are stored and sold.

  • Quincy Heat takes top spot in Tally tournament

    The Quincy Heat Girls 13 and under basketball team participated in the Tallahassee Comets Shootout at Florida A&M University April 9-11.

    Each game was intense. Running plays, teamwork, and attacking on offense and defense led the girls to the top.

    The first game, Quincy Heat vs. Dream, came down to a buzzer-beater. Shareika Gaymon scored the game-winning basket with 2 seconds left.  The Heat won 31-29.

    The Heat also played the Tallahassee Comets, the hosting team.  The girls played extremely well.  The final score was 48-13.

  • Chattahoochee Red Birds off to rocky start this season

    The Washington County Bruins remain the only unbeaten team in the Big Bend Baseball League of Florida, with a 4-0 record in the Western Division.

    The Liberty County Diamond Dawgs in the Eastern Division lost their first game of the season to the Gulf County Drive by a score of 13-10.

    The Diamond Dawgs still remain in first place in the Eastern Division followed closely in second place by the Calhoun Horsemen, with a 3-1 record, after taking a double-header from the Chattahoochee Red Birds, 5-3 and 3-1, bringing the Red Birds season record to 0-5.