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Today's News

  • March 11 Edition: Letters to the Editor

    What’s wrong with this picture?

    What's going on with Gadsden County when commissioners Doug Croley and Gene Morgan think they can scare employees into thinking they are politically right? Who ever heard of writing employees up for doing their jobs?

    We do live in America where we have the right to speak, vote the way we want and not be punished for doing so. Maybe we need to have a tea party for the county.

  • County report is in: Administrator says things are looking up

    Johnny Williams, Gadsden County administrator, recently released the 2009 annual report to the public.

    "Despite the challenging fiscal situation, the fiscal year 2008-9 adopted budget plan continues to support the core needs of the county and maintains the investments that we have made to ensure our quality of life,"  stated the management and budget overview in the report.

  • RFM tennis team aces competition

    The Robert F. Munroe tennis team defeated Florida High in a Class A District 2 contest last week.   

    The team, coached by Carolyn Summerford, won in perfect fashion, taking all singles and doubles events 8-0.

    In the No. 1 slot, freshman Hilary Flournoy won handily 8-1 while No. 2 sophomore Beth Summerford, was perfection at 8-0.  Lone senior Abby Lewis pulled out a close 8-6 win in the third slot and freshman Cameron McMullen won by an identical 8-6 score as the fourth in individuals.  

  • 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.

  • Butler, Bradwell to wed March 19

    Lilly and Aubrey Rogers, along with the late Dora Bradwell, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Lillie Butler and Jerome Bradwell.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of James A. Shanks and is a preschool teacher.

    The groom-elect is also a Shanks graduate and is employed as a forklift operator.

    The wedding is planned for March 19.

    After a honeymoon in Detroit, Mich., the couple will make their home in Quincy.

  • Community Calendar

    A film giving potent information about the impact of biomass facilities on health and the environment will be shown at Gretna Elementary School March 13 at 2 p.m. The public is invited.

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    A School Choice Town Hall meeting will be held March 23 at 6 p.m. at Carter-Parramore Academy to discuss parent choice and supplemental education services in Gadsden County.

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  • Gretna city officials put ADAGE on hold

    Gretna city officials announced March 15 that they have decided to defer making a decision on the ADAGE biomass plant for 6 months, giving them more time to “study this matter in greater detail.”

     

    In response, ADAGE sent out a press release later that same day that stated the company will “suspend work on the Gadsden County project.” The company also said it would ask the Florida Department of Environmental Quality to suspend activity on the Air Resource Permit Application for the Gadsden County project.

     

  • What do I do if I catch Swine Flu? How do I prevent it?

    With the number of cases of H1N1 Swine Flu on the rise, many are asking, “What are the symptoms?” and “How do I know I have Swine Flu and not a regular flu virus?” Some people are even still asking what Swine Flu is.

    As of Tuesday, there were a reported 15 cases of Swine Flu in Gadsden County, and the numbers are expected to rise as the cold and flu season gets underway.

  • Grandson remembers his grandmother as a ‘social entrepreneur’

    Mary McLeod Bethune, a woman who received international recognition for her contributions as a educator, politician and civil rights leader, was much more than that, according to her grandson Albert McLeod Bethune Jr., a Quincy resident.

    "I would refer to her as a social entrepreneur. She was an extraordinary woman who was driven by her intellect and business savvy," said Bethune, who grew with his grandmother in Daytona Beach.

  • Tallahassee man dead after accident on King Street

    Mustafa K. Haifa, 22, of Tallahassee, was pronounced dead at the scene Feb. 18 after an accident. Haifa was traveling east on King Street about 9:30 a.m. and collided with a Talquin Electric truck. The accident is under investigation by the Quincy Police Department.