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Today's News

  • Allegedly Speaking...

    I trust that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I did. I was able to travel to my parents’ house in North Georgia and spend the holiday with my family.

    I enjoyed the drive, once I got a little further north. The leaves were beautiful.

    I enjoyed the hug from my 4-year-old niece, Amanda, before I could even get out of the car when I arrived.

    I enjoyed coloring with Amanda. She told me it’s OK to color outside the lines. She also said, “Gigi, I’m a conceptual artist.”

  • Contemplations...

    There was a time, not so long ago, that I could remember everything trivial. Remember Trivia Pursuit, the game that was so popular back in the 80s? I was good at it. My friends and I would play into the early morning hours. Two weeks ago I was in Orlando and met up with one of my old college roommates and we started talking about the many hours we spent having fun.

  • Grand opening to be held for new restaurant in Quincy Nov. 20

    The Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the grand opening of the new El Potrillo restaurant located at 1951 West Jefferson St. in Quincy (just before Chevrolet Buick of Quincy on Highway 90).

    The chamber and El Potrillo will host a ribbon cutting ceremony Nov. 20 at 4 p.m.  Area residents and businesses are invited to attend the celebration and get a head start on enjoying their weekend. A local band, Mariachi Jaliscience, will be on hand to play favorites such as “Cielito Lindo” and “La Bamba.”

  • Bobcats end season with loss against Oak Hall

    The Bobcats of Robert F. Munroe Day School saw their season come to a close against the Eagles of Oak Hall in Gainesville by the score of 47-15. Fittingly, the game was played on Friday the 13th, with the Bobcats suffering several miscues against a 2-7 Eagle team that seemed to find the stride it had been looking for all season.

  • Panthers end season 0-10

    West Gadsden wrapped up the 2009 campaign last Friday night on the road against the Florida High Seminoles. The Panthers were looking to get off the snide and finish the season with a win in Tallahassee.

    It started the Panthers way as quarterback Carlton McWhite hit receiver Larico Dickey for a 60-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter to give them the early lead.

  • Lady Cats expected to start next season in top spot

    After showing significant improvement from the first time the Robert F. Munroe volleyball team played nemesis John Paul II Catholic High School during the regular season, the team hoped that after four previous losses that the fifth time would be the charm. After all, the fifth meeting of the season between the two Class A schools was close by in Tallahassee and the winner earned a trip to the Region 1 finals and a possible state tournament berth.

  • Community Calendar

    “Artfully Aging: Lifelong Learning through the Arts” is an exhibition currently open at the Gallery for Innovation & the Arts in Tallahassee. The exhibition features works from Quincy artist William H. McKeown.

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  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    I have been having visions of a turkey running around a track for the past 2 weeks. I can’t help myself; the annual Turkey Trot is about to be run this year in Tallahassee. I have also been wondering if any of my readers will be running in this wonderful annual event.

    I’m well aware that most of you probably are not runners. Indeed, there are some of you who could not run if you wanted to because of a disability or advanced age or you simply are not into running. That is fine.

  • Ribbon cutting held at new Chattahoochee Dental Clinic

    The ribbon has been cut and the doors are open at the new Chattahoochee Dental Clinic, part of the Gadsden County Health Department’s efforts to bring dental care to residents in western Gadsden County.

    A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Nov. 4 at the new location, 680 Maple St. The facility will also be used by senior citizens in Chattahoochee.

  • Veteran recalls his days as a sailor during WW II

    In 1943, fresh out of New Orleans, Clarence Morgan joined the Navy. He wanted to become a sailor and see the world, he said, sitting in a comfortable chair in the St. Hebron Community home that he shares with his wife, Bobbie.

    "When you talk to him you have to speak a little loud because he's hard of hearing. It happened because of the explosion," she explained.

    "Let me tell you at the start, I'm no hero and I don't have any big war stories to tell. I was just a sailor but I'll share with you what I remember," said 89-year-old Morgan.