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Today's News

  • Paws in Prison program gives dogs a second chance at a ‘forever home’

    Wakulla Correctional Institution in Crawfordville has four new inmates from Gadsden County – but this time, it’s a good thing.

    Max, Sam, Blaze and Warren are four lucky dogs placed by the Gadsden County Humane Society in the Paws in Prison program at the facility. The dogs will learn basic obedience commands while building trust in people through the inmates who work with the animals.

  • How different my life would have been

    I was thinking the other day about how different my life would have been had my mom not married my stepfather.

    What is a stepfather anyway? It’s just a new dad...not a replacement for the old one. Maybe, more like a supplement or an enhancement to the previous situation.

    Whatever.

    But in my case, my mother, my brother and myself were just getting by. Being a single mom is not an easy task, and it’s even harder when your “ex” is no help whatsoever. I can’t imagine what my mom dealt with on a daily basis.

  • We appreciate all the dads out there doing their jobs

    My sister and I took one of our friends out to lunch Saturday. He doesn't have family here and during a recent conversation we thought it would be a nice idea. He selected the restaurant and we set out for a nice afternoon. First thing I noticed was that there weren't a lot of people out beating the rush, as they do for Mother's Day.

    We also stopped by a few shops and the shoppers were scarce. No one seemed to be planning a big day for Sunday.

  • My wife and my truck...I love them both

    My truck and my wife quit in the same week. Can you believe that? That old Chevy had been with me since October of 1989. The old…the old…uh…uh…my beautiful wife has been with me since...uh…for a little bit longer!

    Whew!

    I lacked four months getting 20 years from the truck. It carried me a little over 279,000 miles. Most of them pretty smooth.  Josh was 14 when I wheeled up into the yard in the shiny new vehicle. Jesse had just turned 12.

    "Take us for a spin, dad.”

    “Can we ride in the back?”

  • New surf and turf restaurant opens in Quincy

    The Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the grand opening of the West End Grille located at 1620 West Jefferson St. in Quincy next to Winn-Dixie. The chamber and West End Grille hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony June 22 as the restaurant opened for lunch. The restaurant will be open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2: a.m. and on Sunday, 11 a.m. to midnight.

  • Teacher awarded Sherry Smith Fellowship

    Anthony Clum, a teacher from George W. Munroe Elementary School, has been selected as this year’s Sherry Smith Fellowship winner. The $3,000 award is presented each year to a Gadsden County teacher, giving him or her the opportunity to travel anywhere in the world to enhance their teaching experience.He is excited about experiencing places that were historically part of the Gold Rush era and the expansion of the 1800s in California. He plans to also visit Mexico, and will share that experience with his students, particularly those who speak English as a second language.

  • Quincy officials approve purchase of generator

    Quincy city commissioners approved last week the purchase of a generator unit to provide a backup power supply for high service pumps at the water treatment plant.

    Neil Wade, utilities director, said if the power went down at the water plant during a disaster, there is only enough water to last the city one day. He said the city currently does not have any backup power for the water system.

  • Holiday doings set for this weekend in Greensboro, Chattahoochee

    Greensboro is the place to be this Saturday if you’re looking for Fourth of July activities.

    The Greensboro Kiwanis Club has a number of activities planned, beginning with registration for the 5,000-meter race and walk at 6 a.m. The race/walk is set to begin at 7:30. Breakfast will be served to those participating in the race/walk at 8 a.m.

    T-shirt sales will begin at 8:45 a.m., and the food trailer opens at 9 a.m.

    A Fun Run, along with a bike race, is set for 10 a.m., and games are planned for 10:30, including a penny hunt.

  • Tree lands on Havana home during Monday’s storm

    Patricia Proctor said she didn't know what to expect Monday afternoon when her daughter called to say a tree had fallen on their Cherokee Drive mobile home, about 4 miles south of Havana's city limits.

    "When I got here the last thing I expected to see was this," she said pointing to a pine tree that sliced through the family room and a bedroom. The tree landed on her neighbor’s fence, partially destroying it also. Several of Proctor's neighbors had downed tree limbs in their yards.

  • Some folks will just never understand that vet's Fourth of July tear

    The corn on the cob would stick to my teeth. The barbecue was accompanied with mild, hot, or sweet sauce. The potato salad was more than adequate if they went light on the mustard and the egg halves. The hot dogs were always a might over done. And the ketchup bottles were so sticky after the first five people went through that I wouldn’t pick one up for nothing! The drinks were iced down in No. 3 washtubs. And the dessert table took up a whole corner of the town square.