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Today's News

  • City commissioners still debating curfew ordinance

    Quincy city commissioners voted to table a youth protection ordinance that would place a curfew on youth under 17 years of age from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., seven days per week.

    When Ferman Richardson, police chief, introduced the ordinance 2 weeks ago, commissioners said they didn't have enough statistical information to make a decision. Richardson said he spoke with a police lieutenant with the Leesburg Police Department, and the Quincy ordinance was based on that model.

  • Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Arrest Report

    Horace Kenon: Possession of marijuana, sale of marijuana

    Keldrick Donald: FTA/Burglary of dwelling, grand theft

    Carlon Davis: Burglary of a dwelling, person assaulted or battered, grand theft

    Mary H. Robinson: PWBC

    Earl Williams: Sex offender, failure to re-register

    Johnnie Jeffery: FTA/PXBC

    Nathanial Jerome Duncan: VOP/Grand theft

    Bobby D. Johnson: Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

    Garlawrence Berlin Artis: Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, domestic

    Andre L. Goldwire: Attempted grand theft

  • Family honors dad for his consistency, faith and big heart

    Clif Edge, Bell & Bates Home Center's general manager, takes fatherhood seriously. To him, Father's Day is every day and he has held that philosophy since the birth of his first-born, Daniel.

    "I never thought much about having kids of my own. As a young man, I became so disillusioned about so many kids in the world that needed homes. Later, when I got married to my first wife, we had four kids, two boys at first and then two girls," he said.

  • Ferolito remembered for more than just coaching kids

    When you talk to a lot of young men in and around Gadsden County it isn't uncommon to hear "he's like father to me" when the name Joe Ferolito is mentioned.

  • Community Calendar

    Gadsden County 4-H is seeking 4-H alumni to help celebrate the 100th year of Florida 4-H. Call Sydney Pryer at 875-4682 or e-mail to dpvtrainer@yahoo.com.

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    The Gadsden Senior Center will host a health fair June 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring Quinction Hall as the guest speaker. Vendors will be on hand providing information on healthy living. For more information, call 627-9758.

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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.

  • Ervin, Houston to marry June 20

    Joann Kimble and Barzell Ervin, along with Ruby and Raymond Houston, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Tosha Ervin and Terrence Houston.

    The bride-elect is employed as a nurse and attended Chipola College. She is a resident of Tallahassee.

    The groom-elect is employed as a correctional officer and attended the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy.

    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. June 20 at St. Hebron AME Church.

    After a honeymoon in Myrtle Beach, S.C., the couple will make their home in Tallahassee.

  • Greensboro Kiwanis remembers veterans with special tribute

    A while back, Bill Willis and his wife paid a visit to Hiawassee, Ga., and found themselves passing through Dahlonega. They were struck by the veterans memorials they saw in the town and the beauty they added to Dahlonega, and decided to bring the idea home.

    Willis, a member of the Greensboro Kiwanis Club, presented the idea of placing veterans memorial crosses throughout the town, and the club was on board immediately.

  • City leaders discuss blight in District 2

    Quincy city commissioner Angela Sapp asked Jack Mclean, city manager, to do something about the blight in District 2. Grant said recently she received a call from citizens complaining that young men had hauled a sofa on the city right of way on 7th Street, and they set up daily horseshoe games.

  • Gretna celebrates 100 years

    The best part of the day-long celebration to kick off Gretna's centennial celebration for 5-year-old Kirsten Harrell was the music and the food. Bopping her head to old school music provided by Tallahassee Nights Live and Nuance, Kirsten sported a light blue butterfly on her cheek and nursed a cold bottle of water.