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Today's News

  • Grace, Anderson to marry July 3

    John and the late Peggy Anderson of Gretna, along with Martha Wallace and Roosevelt Baggling of Bainbridge, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Delois Grace and Fredrick Anderson.

    The wedding is planned for July 3.

  • McLendon, Hayford to wed Dec. 19

    Paul and Connie McLendon of Quincy, along with Tom and Vicki Hayford of Bonifay, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Carrie Marie McLendon and Harold Jason Hayford.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Thomas and Maxine Bush of Bonifay, Betty Sue McLendon and the late Winston McLendon of Quincy. A Quincy resident, she is a currently pursuing a nursing degree at Tallahassee Community College.

  • Pam Kenon, Gadsden County Times Mother of the Year 2009

    The eyes are the window to the soul – so they say. And the eyes of 19-year-old Keltric Harris and 13-year-old Brian Williams are easy to read as they gaze upon their mom, Pam Kenon. It’s clear they love and appreciate their mother.

    Brian surprised his mother with the nomination for The Gadsden County Times Mother of the Year contest. Kenon said she had no idea he had nominated her, but when she got the message that she had been drawn as the winner, she just began to cry.

    “I just couldn’t believe it,” she said.

  • State confirms 69 cases of swine flu

    UPDATE: MAY 15, 9:56 A.M.

    The DOH confirmed this morning that there are now 69 cases of swine flu. The new cases are in St. Johns County (58-year-old male and 65-year-old female), Broward (1-year-old male) and Miami-Dade (42-year-old male). There are no new probable cases.

    UPDATE: MAY 14, 12:39 P.M.

  • Boyd announces more than $1.9 million in stimulus funds for Gadsden schools

    U.S. Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) announced today that Gadsden County schools will receive $1,903,463 in federal funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

     

    This federal funding is part of an investment of nearly $1.8 billion that was released to the state of Florida by the U.S. Department of Education this week. Gadsden County will use this funding to support teaching jobs and preserve needed programs at area schools.

     

  • Mexican restaurant opens in Quincy

    The Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Old Mexico restaurant, located at 6765 Ben Bostick Road in Quincy, next to Piggly Wiggly.

    The chamber and Old Mexico hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on the morning of May 4 just before the restaurant officially opened for lunch. The restaurant will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Quincy city officials OK alcohol sales on Sunday

    The Quincy city commission voted Tuesday night to pass an ordinance, on first reading, that would allow the sale of alcohol on Sunday. The ordinance would also limit the location of package stores to U.S. Highway 90 and State Road 267. Current liquor store owners would be given 5 years to relocate.

    Jack McLean, city manager, said the liquor stores affected are located in South Adams, Crawford and Flagler streets. He said the ordinance is also an attempt to get liquor stores and establishments that sell alcohol out of neighborhoods.

  • Teacher arrested after altercation

    Rasheen Edwards, a teacher at Dick Howser House, was arrested on battery charges and given a notice to appear Thursday after she and another teacher, Starla Lumpkin, were involved in a fight at the center, located on East Crawford Street.

    According to a report released by the Quincy Police Department, the incident occurred about 7:15 a.m. on May 13 in a portable classroom behind the main building at the center for children with special needs.

  • Richardson announces candidacy on Facebook

    Former State Rep. Curtis Richardson, D-Tallahassee, will run for the District 6 Florida Senate seat next year, according to a message posted on his Facebook profile page.

  • Expert tells city to take a “very active” role in SEPA rate increase

    For more than 2 years Quincy residents and city commissioners questioned the amount of money generated from electricity, whether the money was enough to operate profitably and if meter readings were accurate.

    To get answers, electric consultant Lloyd D. Shank Jr., of Power Services, Engineering & Management Services, was hired.

    Shank presented his comprehensive report to the city commission last Tuesday night.