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Today's News

  • It's not too late to send out some cards

    I didn't send out very many Christmas cards this year and it's not because of the high price of postage or Christmas cards. I didn't have that many addresses. When I sat down to address cards, I only had about 20 addresses.

  • COPS program graduates take first steps toward service

    Billy and Beatrice Redding retired several years ago and have done everything together since that time, according to Beatrice.

    "He came in one night and was talking about the Cops On Patrol program. We talked about it and he thought it was a good idea. We were couch potatoes. We looked into the program and decided we would join. The rest is history," she said.

  • West Gadsden High undefeated in hoops action

    Basketball season is now in full swing across Gadsden county and West Gadsden High School is 3-0 under new head coach Gene Granger.

    Granger is a 1999 graduate of Florida High in Tallahassee and had a great career scoring over 1,200 points as a shooting guard and leading the 'Noles to two Final Four appearances. He went on to play one year at Tallahassee Community College before taking his talents to Charleston Southern University where he was the Buccaneers’ team captain as a junior and senior.

  • Church News

    • St. Peter AME Church in Midway will host a winter revival Dec. 17-19, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. Guest speaker is Pastor Sharon Hobbs.

    • Send your church news to us at editor@gadcotimes.com or drop it by our office in Quincy.

  • West Gadsden ladies pick up win

    In county basketball action last week, West Gadsden High School was the only team to pick up a win and the Panthers picked up two to move to 3-5 on the season. 

    East Gadsden High and Robert F. Munroe Day School each lost two games. This week marks the last week of games until after Christmas break for all three teams with the exception of East Gadsden, which hosts basketball power Ribault Dec. 22.

  • Community Calendar

    The Keeping Independent Seniors Safe program kickoff brunch scheduled for Dec. 18 has been rescehduled for Jan. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the A.O. Shelfer National Guard Armory. Florida Secretary of Elder Affairs Doug Beach will be the speaker. The brunch is free, but because of limited seating, tickets are required. For more information or to get a ticket, call Tashonda Williams at the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office at 850-627-9233.

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  • Letters to Santa Claus

    Dear Santa,

    I think i have been a good boy. I want a ipod, two wrestling toys Triple H and C M punk, a remote control car, a pair of Nike’s, a football, a basketball, and baseball and a wrestling ring with tables chairs and laddlers, and some new clothes. Thank you.

    Mar’Quavious Frye

    8 years old

    Dear Santa,

  • Havana relay set for April; volunteers still needed for planning stages

    The Havana Relay for Life is set for April 9-10, 2010 – and volunteers are needed.

    Last year’s Relay raised $42,213, and the goal for this year is $45,000. Fundraising is already underway, with the Relay’s executive committee hosting a bake sale at the recent Havana Pumpkin Festival.

    “We practically sold out,” said Pam Gay, returning event chair. “We raised over $285.”

  • Musical about ‘history’ is about to make history

    "Caroline or Change," nominated for six Tony awards in 2004, is coming to the Quincy Music Theatre Dec. 11-13.

    Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. All performances are at the Leaf Theatre, located at 118 East Washington Street in downtown Quincy, two blocks north of US. Highway 90.

  • Holiday parades set for this week in Quincy, Havana

    The city of Quincy's annual Christmas parade will coincide this year with Music on the Square on Dec. 11.

    Things get started at 6 p.m. with the annual parade, which begins at Wards Lot behind the fire station on North Stewart Street. The parade will head east on Washington Street and disband at the corner of Washington and North Madison streets. The judging area and viewing stands are on the north side of the courthouse.

    Rep. Alan Williams will be the 2009 grand marshal.