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Today's News

  • Feb. 25 Edition: The Buzz

    • I don’t think it’s fair that Sam Hawkins is having to pay for someone else’s horse dying. He should maybe be fined, because he was supposed to take care of it, but he should not have to go to jail.

    • Finally! Justice for Hope the horse.

    • I don’t understand. Just how many jobs will there be at this ADAGE plant? When you look at the facts, and sift through all of the spin, you will find only 24 jobs. Is it really worth it? I don’t think so.

  • Keep an eye out for local jaywalkers

    Anyone driving at night on West Jefferson Street in Quincy should use extra care. For the past few months I have noticed an increase in the number of pedestrians who want to cross the street in places that are not well lit. Just this past week I was approaching the light at the Pat Thomas Parkway intersection when a man wearing dark clothing crossed the street near the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant parking lot.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    I hope that you are having a relatively stress-free week readers.  I certainly hope so; you  deserve it with the trying times we are living in.

    I’m afraid I might be like many of you and certainly have been having my share of anxious moments.  But, then, most all of us have lived long enough to have learned that life was not meant to be lived as a carefree one.

    If you watch or read the news often enough you have probably found it to be a rather depressing experience with little or no good news thrown into the mix.

  • Letters to the Editor: Regarding ADAGE biomass plant proposal

    Have you heard of biomass incineration as a significant source of air pollution?  Burning large quantities of wood (much more than in your fireplace), like burning many other substances, releases numerous toxic chemicals and deadly particles, which can negatively affect both the environment and respiratory health.

  • Letters to the Editor: Feb. 25 Edition

    The Gadsden County Coalition for Change (of which I am a member) is a no budget public service group of local citizens whose work supports the county's food banks, library system and Shanks Middle School. Our belief is that one is not likely to learn if hungry or if there are inadequate reading materials, or if there is a lack of support for the student.

    Every healthy student in Gadsden County is capable of learning deeply – learning that happens at home and is reinforced in the classroom. It's through reinforcement and repetition that the brain learns.

  • Cavaliers come out on top

    Spearheaded by Roger Milton, Communities and Schools sponsored a youth basketball league at the city of Quincy Recreational Center. The Cavaliers were the league and tournament champions.  They were undefeated the entire season. Shown here are Marquel Smith, Jabari Richardson, Roderick Zanders, John Kelly, Quandarius Hill, Christopher Turner, Derenzo Payne, Justin Walker and Kyeria James.  The team was coached by Johnny and Ida Walker. Submitted

  • 'Human Tornado' comes to Havana

    Alpha UPKUDO Martial Arts and Fitness School, located  in Havana, hosted a seminar for world fighting champion  Grand Master Gary Lee Baker Feb. 6. Baker, a ninth-degree black belt, worked with more than 30 children, teens and adults to sharpen up their techniques, and give them inspiration and strategies on how they could one day become world champions. Baker founded the style of UPKUDO after years of competing in full contact, point and continuous fighting. He is fondly known as the "Human Tornado," due to his ability to do aerial techniques and explosive speed.

  • 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

     The Gadsden County Public Library System will be presenting a series of adult computer training workshops through May 5.  Classes will run 5:45-7:45 p.m. at the McGill Library in Quincy, Havana Library and Cowen Library in Chattahoochee.  Topics to be covered include Computer Basics, Internet Explorer, E-mail, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Registration is limited to availability each night of class.  Arrive early to book your seat.  See the complete schedule below, or phone 627-7106 for more information.

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  • Tip leads to meth lab bust

    Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office investigators have arrested Patricia McMillan, 44, in Havana, along with two others in connection with the manufacturing of methamphetamine in a mobile home on the 300 block of Paradise Road.

    John Cumby, 39, and Robert Clinton, 45, were also arrested. All three will face charges of manufacturing meth, and additional charges are possible.

    The trio was also stealing electricity from the nearby Talquin power plant.