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Today's News

  • Hooker, Lee to marry Aug. 28

    Dan Hooker of Quincy, Lisa Hooker of Apalachicola, Tommy Lee of Tallahassee and Carol Bowes of Ponce Inlet, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Brenna Hooker and Nick Lee.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of Flagler College and is in the management training program at Capital City Bank. She is the granddaughter of Patsy Hooker of Tallahassee.

    The groom-elect is also a Flagler graduate, and is a project engineer at Peter Brown Construction.

    The wedding is planned for Aug. 28 at First Presbyterian Church in Quincy.

  • Community Calendar

    The Quincy Music Theatre will present “Grease” Feb. 19-21 and 26-28. Friday and Saturday shows will begin at 8 p.m., while Sunday matinees will begin at 3 p.m. For ticket information, go online at www.qmtonline.com or call 875-9444.

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    The Gadsden County Tobacco-Free Partnership encourages all local businesses to be smoke-free. For more information, call 386-2065 or go e-mail jcichy@lungfla.org.

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  • National campaign launched to end federal aid for biomass

    A national coalition of 48 citizen and environmental groups, including Concerned Citizens of Gadsden County, today launched a nationwide campaign to end federal financing for biomass incinerators being called “green energy.”   

  • Opposing sides square off on biomass issue at county commission meeting

    There was standing room only during the Feb. 2 meeting of the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners. Most of those attending were either for or against a proposed biomass plant in Gretna.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    “You’d better behave yourself or we’ll have to put a lump of coal in your stocking,” whispered my tenor buddy, Larry. He was wearing that weird smile that was characteristically his, while leaning over with another of his now-famous, humorous remarks.

    It was our Christmas Eve service at Lake Jackson UMC. It wasn’t going to be a long. The choir would sing a few easy pieces; it should be peaceful and simple.

  • Church News

    • The annual Betty Williams Keaton Scholarship Gospel Extravaganza will be held at First Elizabeth MB Church in Quincy Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Williams family and the Gadsden Mass Choir, the event will raise scholarship funds for local students. Guest performers include the Bethlehem Gospel Singers from Tallahassee. For more information, call Nina Williams at 627-8625.

  • Community Calendar

    The Quincy Music Theatre will present “Grease” Feb. 19-21 and 26-28. Friday and Saturday shows will begin at 8 p.m., while Sunday matinees will begin at 3 p.m. For ticket information, go online at www.qmtonline.com or call 875-9444.

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    The Gadsden County Tobacco-Free Partnership encourages all local businesses to be smoke-free. For more information, call 386-2065 or go e-mail jcichy@lungfla.org.

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  • Investigators close in on theft ring

    Gadsden County Sheriff's Office investigators began rounding up and questioning people this week they believe may have been involved in a theft ring that targeted the Havana home of a dead man. Inv. Brian Faison said the thefts were reported by the caretaker of the estate of Wilton Hall, who died 2 years ago.

    "They took just about everything you could take out of a four-bedroom house and garage," Faison said.

  • Students give above and beyond to aid Haitians

    “Usually I’m begging for money. I was promised $3,000, but for you all to collect this much money, well, this is just wonderful,” said Capital Area Chapter of the Red Cross representative Debara Jump. “You should be commended.”

    Jump was speaking to a group of students gathered at the Gadsden County School District Office today for a very special purpose – to donate to help the Haitian people.

  • Quincy submits app for incinerator

    The city of Quincy has submitted an application with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to begin operating an incinerator at Byrd Landfill on Selman Road. But opponents of the incinerator don't want it in Quincy because they feel it is a hazard to public health and that two incinerators (including the proposed Gretna plant) in Gadsden County are not welcome.

    Comparisons to the proposed biomass plant in Gretna, said Quincy city manager Jack McLean, are false.