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Today's News

  • 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.

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    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.

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  • Spooky Story Winners...

    By MIKAILA WHITE

    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.

  • Quincy to receive bypass funding - finally

    "I am pleased to announce as the Gadsden County representative to the Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency that during its Nov. 16 meeting, the CRTPA board unanimously approved $600,000 in funding for the necessary environmental mitigation associated with the Quincy bypass project.

  • Lack of response could cost lives

    All of the roads in Gadsden County now have names, but more than 1,000 people have not placed numbers at the entrances to their properties.

    Last week, Sheriff Morris Young responded to a call but was unable to find the house. The residence was in a rural setting located off a main road but because numbers were not erected, he never made contact with the citizen.

  • Trim job by city has residents seeing red

    In an effort to save $9,000, Quincy city officials decided to use utility department employees to trim the holly trees on the Courthouse Square this year.

    "I got several calls and people were upset. The Community Redevelopment Agency was trying to save money by going in-house. It's clear we will have to go outside the next time. This is one we learned from this mistake," said Jack McLean, city manager.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    I not only ate turkey on Thanksgiving Day I was with quite a few turkeys of the human species! Why on earth would a person walk a 5K (3.1 miles) race, when just one half-hour earlier they could have walked or run in a race designed for that very purpose?

  • Girls hoops action sees wins, losses

    The East Gadsden High School girls basketball team scored 31 first half points en route to a 46-31 district defeat of Madison County. 

    LaBrittany McDonald led the Jaguars in scoring with 14 points.  T’Erica Frost and Ashley Blair each added 10 points. The team played in the Florida Georgia Shootout over the weekend and lost to Thomasville High School 69-35.

    The Robert F. Munroe Lady Cats dropped their third game of the season to Grace Christian despite leading 17-13 after the first quarter.