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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Hopkins, Redding to marry July 18

    David Hopkins and the late Doris Wood Hopkins, along with Billy redding Jr. and Tracy Anthony of Albany, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Kiana Hopkins and Billy Redding III.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Wood Sr., and Johnnie Mae Hawkins and the late John Hawkins, who raised her after the loss of her mother.

    The groom-elect is the grandson of Reba Thomas and Mr. and Mrs. Billy Redding Sr. of Quincy.

    The wedding is planned for July 18 in Tallahassee, with a reception to follow.

  • Coon, Hicks married May 15

    Deborah Coon and the late Clayton Coon of Chattahoochee, along with Lauriel Hicks of Chattahoochee and Thomas Hicks of DeFuniak Springs, are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, Quinton Dail Coon and Lauriel Alicia Hicks.

    The couple was married May 16 at The Pondhouse restaurant in Bainbridge, Ga.

  • Community Calendar

    The Capital City Rotary Club is sponsoring a Summer Reading Kickoff at the Bill McGill Library June 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members of the Florida State Seminole football team will be in attendance. For more information, call 627-7106.

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  • Alfaro named Exceptional Young Artist by GAC

    The Gadsden Arts Center is pleased to honor Reyna Alfaro, a junior at East Gadsden High School, as the recipient of the Exceptional Young Artist Award.

    Alfaro is a dedicated artist who creates beautifully crafted, imaginative works of art, continuously works to improve, helps others and has a vision for her future.

  • Area summer and sports camps

    The Foundation For Dreams Summer Enrichment Program will begin June 8 and will end on July 31 for students who are entering the kindergarten through sixth grade levels. Each child will be assessed to determine his or her academic needs and any special assistance that will be needed. Additional activities include arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor activities, games, computer access, stories, movies and much more.

  • HPD's Smith named Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

    Lt. Tracy Smith of the Havana Police Department has been named the 2009 Gadsden County Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. Smith and other nominees were honored Tuesday during the annual law enforcement luncheon sponsored by local civic organizations.

    In nominating Smith, Havana's police chief Glynn Beach wrote that Smith has displayed and sustained superior performance without equal within the police department.

  • Help for teens, young adults seeking summer jobs

    Florida’s 24 regional workforce boards invite young adults, including those from Gadsden County, to apply for participation in a summer employment program funded by recovery funds under the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

  • NOAA issues Atlantic hurricane season outlook, encourages preparedness

    NOAA forecasters say a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year. However, as with any season, the need to prepare for the possibility of a storm striking near you is essential.

    “Today, more than 35 million Americans live in regions most threatened by Atlantic hurricanes,” Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said. “Timely and accurate warnings of severe weather help save lives and property. Public awareness and public preparedness are the best defenses against a hurricane.”

  • Gadsden students make steady gains on FCAT

    More mathematicians are in the making in Gadsden County and there are FCAT scores in to prove it.

    FCAT scores show that Gadsden County students continue to make gains on the yearly administered high stakes testing. More importantly, more children are scoring at or above the state average and many schools are seeing the highest achievement levels since the inception of the high stakes test. Scores reflect that students in grades 4-10 are showing steady growth in reading and math.