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Today's News

  • Local reverend honored for service

    I would like to add to the accolades of Rev. Jake Till, who died recently after a very fruitful life.

    Several very good writers left out this very important ministry of Till's, and I would like to add it to the record.

    Till served for at least 25 years as chaplain to the Florida State Prison in Quincy. He preached to, counseled and baptized incarcerated young men; I would estimate around 2,500. I am tempted to wager that very few of these men never came back to prison but were instead released to a glorious adventure that Till described to them every Sunday.

  • Commissioners, director thanked

    I would like to thank Gadsden County Commissioner Doug Croley (Dist. 2) and Robert Presnell, director of the county's road and bridges department, and the county commissioners for their help in fixing Frank Smith Road.

  • Challenge brings spectators, not as many racers as hoped

    Chattahoochee City Manager Lee Garner would have liked to have had a couple thousand more spectators and 25 more racers for last weekend's Chattahoochee Challenge, a boat drag racing event. But spring showers turned into record downpours that resulted in the river flooding, causing two cancellations.

    "Considering what we've been through to get this going, I’m pretty happy. We didn't have any injuries or accidents," Garner said following the two-day event, which featured 26 racers.

  • Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Arrest Report

    Donna Gatch: VOP/Attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud and grand theft

    William Russell Alday: FTA/Escape

    Lawrence Herring: Possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of cocaine substance without a prescription

    Charles Keys: Possession of controlled substance with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a housing project, sale of controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a housing project

    Alma Poucey: VOP/Burglrary of structure, grand theft auto

    Alfraido Thomas: VOP/Robbery with non-deadly weapon

  • Dodgers game postponed, Red Birds split

    The Quincy Dodgers baseball game in the Georgia/Florida/Alabama Baseball League was postponed Sunday due to illness. The Miccouskee team informed the Dodgers about an hour before the game that they would not be coming to Dodger Field.

    Quincy still leads the league with a 7-1 record. They will play Isuway this Sunday.

    The site of the game was not known at press time.

    In other play, things tightened up in the Big Bend Adult Baseball League of Florida Sunday.

  • Community Calendar

    There will be a Faceville School reunion June 13 at Faceville Methodist Church. Registration is at 10 a.m., and attendees are asked to bring a lunch to share.

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    The 44th annual reunion of the descendants of Otis and Rebecca Smith will be held June 14 at noon at Sylvania Methodist Church in Faceville, Ga. Please bring covered dishes for your immediate family.

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  • Church Briefs

    • First Baptist Church in Quincy holds Sunday School each week at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 10:55. Sunday evening worship begins at 6 p.m. Sunday morning worship services are broadcast on Sunday events at 6 p.m. on 93.3 FM.

    • Church services at Mt. Pilgrim Primitive Baptist Church are held the first, second and fourth Sundays at 11 a.m., and at 8 a.m. on the third Sunday of each month. Church school begins at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday morning.

  • Bradley, Williams to marry June 20

    Sharon McCray Bradley and Kelvin E. Williams will be married June 20 at 4 p.m. at Mt. Zion PB Church in Quincy.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Arthur and Williease McCray of Quincy.

    The groom-elect is the son of Katie B. Williams and the late S. H. Williams of Dothan, Ala.

    No formal invitations will be sent, and all family and friends are invited.

  • Brinson, McWhite married April 18

    Monica Brinson and Carlton McWhite were married April 18 at Arnett Chapel. The bride is the daughter of Marcia Thompkins and the granddaughter of Katrine Thompkins.

  • Norris found guilty in work camp altercation

    A Gadsden County jury found Curtis Norris guilty of felony battery in the death of Billy Williams on Dec. 24, 2006 at the River Junction Work Camp in Chattahoochee. Norris was charged with second-degree murder after he and Williams argued and got into a physical altercation on Christmas Eve 2006.