Today's News

  • A wish list for Santa

    I ran across this the other day, and I thought it was so appropriate...please...to enjoy.


    Wish List for Santa

    In a world of greed and fear, Santa is unique.

    Everyone likes Santa and thinks he’s pretty neat.

    So why don’t we ask Santa for the things we really need,

    Instead of more of the useless junk for which the children plead.

    Why don’t we ask Santa and the reindeer and the sleigh,

    To help us solve the problems which confront the world today?

  • It's good to see it's out with the old, in with the new

    I don't know when they bought them but I'm glad they did. After decades, the city of Quincy has invested in new holiday lights. They look fabulous, too. Gone are the crusty and matted, once-green garlands that saw better days 10 years ago. Gone are the garish lights that were haphazardly thrown over the magnificent oaks on the courthouse lawn.

    Granted, there was a mistake made when the holly trees were hacked last week but everyone involved is sorry. Jack McLean, city manager, immediately acknowledged the mistake and vowed to never let it happen again.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road: When nature calls, it's best to answer

    The winter of ’54 was very cold and blustery in Southington, Conn.  We were nearly buried in snow.   Sliding (sledding) and ice skating were nearly impossible, and the town’s children didn‘t get to play much that particular winter.  I was a wee lad of 13.

     The town of Southington owned and operated the “Town Farm,” a place for homeless old men who could get room and board free if they did work on an actual, small farm next to the square, brick building that housed them.

  • Home invasions spur local LEOs to urge residents to be cautious

    According to Lt. Larry Gilyard of the Quincy Police Department, 12 burglaries have occurred in the past month in Quincy, and extreme violence has been used in three of the burglaries.

    Several days ago, a clerk from Fred's department store was robbed of over $5,000 when she left the store shortly before 9 p.m. with the evening deposit. The woman told police that when she left the store she was approached by two black men, wearing all black clothing, who pushed her into her vehicle before taking the money and running west behind the former IGA building.

  • Church News

    • St. Peter AME Church in Midway will host a winter revival Dec. 17-19, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. Guest speaker is Pastor Sharon Hobbs.

  • Alexander, Brice to wed Dec. 12

    Kate Alexander and Lavern Thomas of Quincy, along with Mr. and Mrs. Roy Brice of  Lake Providence, La., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Lassandra Charece Alexander and Anthony James Brice.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of Florida State University with a bachelors in criminology. She is employed as the assistant director of the Office of Financial Aid at FSU.

    The groom-elect is a resident of Atlanta, Ga., and holds a bachelor's degree in music. He is employed as a producer.

  • Community Calendar

    The Fairlanes are auditioning for oldies “doo-wop” singers Monday through Friday. Call Rich for infrmation at 627-4586.


    The National Hookup of Black Women will host a free workshop on financial empowerment for women and families Dec. 12 at noon at the Quincy Library. Karen Wells is the speaker. Call 524-7860 for more information.


  • Spooky Story Winners...


    First Place Winner

    It was a cold and stary night. The moon sat high and full in the sky. I was walking through a cornfield when suddenly I ran into a scarecrow. It had very big spooky eyes and  a nose like Shrek.

  • Family business keeps legacy alive for children, grandchildren " and visitors from all over

    For the past month, people like Johnny Cladd have been bringing their sacks of pecans Monday through Saturday to James "Buddy" and Linda Earnest at their little specially shop at the corner of Crawford and Porro streets in Quincy.

    Thousands of pounds of the delicious nuts have crossed the scales on the buying dock at Earnest Pecans, located at the rear of the store, since the season officially opened in late September.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    Watching the movie “Annapolis” a second time a few nights ago reminded me of what I believe is a fundamental truth one must digest in order to find hope, happiness and thanksgiving in one’s life.

    Jake Huard, the main character in the movie, is a young man recently out of high school and working at a shipyard in Baltimore.  He receives an appointment to Annapolis, the naval academy, shortly after the academic year had begun because others in their first year there had just dropped out.