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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    Quincy Main Street Music Festival is set for May 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. on the Courthouse Square. Admission is free, and the event will feature jazz and rhythm and blues music. Art exhibitions at the Gadsden Arts Center will also be on display from 6 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be available on North Madison Street.

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    New exhibitions will open at the Gadsden Arts Center May 8.

    “Real to Abstract and Back,” will feature the work of artist Bob DeWitt Smith, whose style ranges from detailed photographic realism to pure abstraction.

  • 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.

  • Swine flu case numbers climb statewide

    The Florida Department of Health announced today that Okaloosa County now has a probable case of swine flu, and the cases in Miami-Dade now total four.

    According to the release, there are now 22 probable cases throughout the sate. Alachua, Flagler, Lee, Indian River, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, Seminole and Clay counties all have one case each, while Broward County has three. Hillsborough County has six probable cases.

    Florida still has only two confirmed cases, two in Lee County. Broward, Orange and Pinellas each have one confirmed case.

  • Quincyfest Blues and Barbecue set for May 1-2

    The planning committee is gearing up for the Quincyfest Blues and Barbecue, coming up May 1-2, according to chairman Cal Lutz. The committee has been meeting regularly to plan for the annual event, which draws thousands of visitors to downtown Quincy.

  • Local residents to file suit against county

    This is an open invitation to join in a class action lawsuit against the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners and Gadsden County Hospital Inc. On Aug. 26, 2008, you voted for and passed the half-cent sales tax to reopen Gadsden Community Hospital with 25 beds.

    If you feel you would like to join in this lawsuit, please contact Join In, P.O. Box 1144, Quincy, FL 32353.

    Sam Hawkins

    Quincy

     

  • Beauty queen shares lessons from her own life with her peers

    In March, another one of 18-year-old Ashley Hall's dreams came true when she was crowned Miss North Florida 2010. It was the third pageant Ashley had entered in the past two years and the first that she’s won. Finally, she felt, her life was headed in the right direction.

    Pageant contestants are required to select a platform and the winner is required to promote that cause throughout her reign. Ashley chose juvenile delinquency prevention and it is a cause near and dear to her young heart.

  • Nominations being accepted for GCT Mother of the Year 2009

    Have you got the best mom on the planet? Has your mother sacrificed for you, loved you and supported you, and you want to find a way to say thanks?

    Here’s your chance.

    The Gadsden County Times is holding a Mother of the Year contest, and is seeking entries. Tell us, in 25 words or less, what makes your mom so special. Contest entries will be accepted via e-mail only, and must be received by 2 p.m. on May 1. Entries submitted after that time or exceeding the word limit will not be accepted. Submit entries to editor@gadcotimes.com.

  • Jail population drops for first time in nearly a year

    For the first time in almost a year, the inmate population at the Gadsden County Jail is less than 200.

    "Judge Kathleen Dekker has done a tremendous job. She wants to get our population down to 150," said Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young.

  • No swine flu in Florida, but state warns residents to be cautious

    While no cases have been identified in Florida at this time, cases of swine flu have been confirmed in the U.S., according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There are an undetermined number of cases in Mexico reaching into the hundreds.

  • It's official: Gadsden County has an administrator

    Johnny Williams was officially hired as Gadsden County administrator Monday night after a majority of the Gadsden County commissioners ratified a letter to Williams from Eugene Lamb, commission chairman, during a special meeting.

    But Williams' salary, originally set at $100,000 annually, will be an item on the May 5 agenda for discussion. Williams’ moving expenses of $4,700 will also be discussed.