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Today's News

  • Midway shooting leaves one man dead, another wounded

    Gadsden County Sheriff's Office investigators are still trying to put the pieces of a puzzle together that will clear up events that took place Sunday night in Midway that left one man dead and another wounded.

    Kenneth Moran, 25, died just before dawn Monday morning of a gunshot wound to the head. Anthony Chavers Jr. remains at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with a wound to the shoulder and back.

  • Relay for Life kicks off tonight in Quincy

    Quincy's Relay For Life to benefit the American Cancer Society gets underway at 6 p.m. April 23 at the city track field on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The event will begin with honorary chairperson Cynthia Hayes Riley leading the Survivors Lap.

    The theme this year is "Imagine A World With More Birthdays." Melissa Robbins, acting chairperson, expects more than 40 teams to participate in the 18-hour event which ends April 24 at noon. The goal is to raise $60,000.

  • A little down-home humor to cure the pollenated blues

    I have to admit, I got a little homesick last week. It was Masters week in Augusta, after all, and I was missing all that goes with it. I even missed the joy of yelling at out-of-towners who don’t know where to go and then turn around in all the wrong places.

    I miss seeing the grounds, with all the azaleas and dogwoods, and the green, green, very green grass. Oh, you can see azaleas and dogwoods other places, but they’re just not the same as those at the Masters.

  • Sometimes you just gotta go and get it

    When there is a story out there you have to go and get it in order to explain it to the reader.

    Last week I was having lunch and Alex Boques, whom I've known for several years, came over to my table and said, that he would like to ask me something. He wanted to know if I knew how the city decides where to put stop signs. I know where Alex lives and I also knew that a stop sign had been placed there a few weeks ago.

  • 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.

  • Community Calendar

    A Career Expo will be held at Gadsden Technical Institute April 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone interested in the programs offered at the school is encouraged to attend this free, informational event. A parade will be held at 4 p.m. that afternoon.

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  • Wal-Mart to hire for remodel in Quincy

    The Quincy Wal-Mart, located on Pat Thomas Parkway, recently began an extensive renovation. The store will receive a full remodel from the inside out and will represent the latest in Wal-Mart store design and customer experience.

    The new design is based on feedback from customers and will feature a clean, open and bright new look in the store with wider aisles, low-profile shelving, bright interior paint scheme and lighting, and easy-to-read signage to help customers find the products they need. 

  • Remembering Dee Dee...

    A memorial was held today to remember De'Sherrime "Dee Dee" Murray, 17, the West Gadsden High School junior who died last night from injuries received during the school bus crash Monday afternoon.

    Students, staff, administration and school district officials gathered to speak words of encouragement to Murray's classmates and to honor her memory. Students then filed out to release dozens of balloons in her memory, and as they did so, they became highly emotional.

  • Local student serves as messenger at Capitol

    Jerome Maples is a senior at West Gadsden High School. He’s the student school board member for the Gadsden County School District.

    And he’s gunning for your job, Gov. Crist.

    Earlier this month, Maples served as a messenger at the Capitol, working with Rep. Alan Williams. He was one of 12 students working there during what Maples called a very hectic week.

    “It was a great experience. It was a way to see the other side of politics and to see the Capitol, which is a very busy place,” he said.

  • Kottcamp pays visit to local schools, presents microscopes, dictionaries

    Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottcamp paid a visit to Chattahoochee Elementary School last Wednesday, and found himself a little caught off-guard.

    Kottcamp was on hand to present two microscopes to the school, along with dictionaries. After handing out the dictionaries, he sat down next to two little girls, and asked them what word they’d like to look up.

    “Specious,” was the reply. Kottcamp was visibly surprised, but encouraged the young ladies to look up the word and read him the meaning.