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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    Capital Health Plan’s Savvy Senior program will be held May 28 at noon at the Gadsden Arts Center in Quincy. The topic is “Evidence-Based Care of Neck and Back Pain,” presented by Chester Brown. RSVP to 523-7333.

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    The Gadsden County Humane Society will have a pet adoption booth at PetSmart in Tallahassee May 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring adoptable dogs and cats. View the animals at www.gadsdenhumane.org. For more information, call 539-0505.

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  • WGHS seniors graduate, told to ‘never settle’

    One by one the largest graduating class in the 5-year history of West Gadsden High School walked across the stage to receive their diplomas. Family members and friends shouted as each of the 63 students shook hands with school board members and received the diplomas from Sylvia Jackson, principal.

  • RFM graduates honored for academics, volunteerism

    This year’s graduates at Robert F. Munroe Day School were sure of two things: they had received a good education and a solid moral background.

    "We are ready to face the world because of the sound and secure environment we had here at Robert F. Munroe. Many opportunities and paths exist for each of us but we will not be traveling alone, we will carry all of you in our hearts and in our thoughts. Let the next phase begin," said class salutatorian Anna Margaret Dooner.

  • 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.

  • 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.