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Today's News

  • Letters to the Editor: May 20 Edition

    City officials need to step up and do something

    I have lived in Quincy all of my life and up until a few years ago, I have loved living here. We have some very noisy neighbors that have moved in and set up a dance hall across from Kelly’s Jr. No. 9.

    Every weekend this so-called music is so loud you can’t sleep. This goes on until 2:30 and 3 a.m. I have called the police every weekend. Sometimes they might come out, but most of the time they don’t.

  • Step Up, Gadsden program kicks off at Carter-Parramore

    The music was playing and everyone was having a good time April 15 in the gymnasium Carter-Parramore Academy May 15 during the Step Up, Gadsden, Be Smart, Be Healthy! challenge. The event is part of "Step Up, Florida!" and was intended to get Floridians off the couch and into a exercise program.

  • New Beginnings

    Cpl. and Mrs. Thomas J. Strohecker, stationed at MCAS in Beaufort, S.C., welcomed their first child April 27, 2010.

    Taylor Jocelyn Strohecker was born at 3:31 p.m., weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and measuring 19 3/4 inches. She was born at Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

    Maternal grandparents are David McPhaul of Greensboro and Sherrie McPhaul of Crawfordville. Maternal great-grandmother is Ina Miley of Greensboro.

  • Project brings campers, local church members together for common goal

    Eleven years ago a sign was erected on Old Bainbridge Road near Shade Farm Road, 4.4 miles north of the Quincy city limits, proclaiming that St. John Church of God in Christ was coming soon.

    "The sign was up there so long that it became an embarrassment because people kept asking when the church was coming," said Rev. Ronald McCloud, the church’s pastor. Neither McCloud nor the congregation, which includes about 100, never gave up. The church, McCloud said, has been a part of their vision since they acquired the 10-acre property in 1995.

  • Church Listings

    • 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.

  • Gretna elections end in upsets; recount to be conducted

    The face of Gretna's city commission has changed. When all of the votes were counted, Clarence Jackson had defeated incumbent John E. Smith Jr. for Seat 1, 275-119, and Jeff McNealy had defeated incumbent Willie C. Fagg, 195-193.

    In Gretna, 36.24 percent of those eligible to vote went to the polls.

    "This race is so close, we will have a recount," said Shirley Green Knight, Gadsden County’s supervisor of elections.

  • Holt resigns from county commission seat

    County Commissioner Brenda Holt resigned her position on the Board of County Commissioners, effective April 30. Holt is in the state's Deferred Retirement Option Program and must sit out 30 days before returning to work.

    In order to participate in the DROP, a person must have 30 years of service, be 62 years of age or be vested in the state retirement system, which is 6 years.

  • Crash claims the life of a toddler

    A driver and another passenger are in serious condition following a Monday night accident on Interstate 10 in Gadsden County that claimed the life of a 3-year-old child.

    According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, 23-year-old Crystal King was driving the four-door Audi east on I-10 ahead of a tractor trailer, driven by Carlton D. Finuff of Havana.

  • Half-a-million write-off tabled by city for now

    A decision on whether the city of Quincy will write off over a half million dollars in delinquent utility bills has been tabled for 6 months. In March, staff recommended the write-offs as an option to for resolving the balances on the city's books.

  • Quincyfest a rousing success, says organizers

    Once the Friday night deluge gave way to clear and sunny skies Saturday afternoon, hundreds of people came to enjoy the barbecue and blues at Quincyfest 2010.

    "We were disappointed in the Community Fiesta but there was absolutely nothing we could do about the weather. We were keeping an eye on the weather all week and we felt good about the 10 percent forecast for Friday but that was not to be. Saturday was a different story and came back fantastic," said Cal Lutz, Quincyfest committee chairman.