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Today's News

  • EGHS’ Bell, Gee head to state in track

    Torriah Bell and Dontrioius Gee qualified in jumping events and will represent East Gadsden High School in the State 2A track meet in Orlando Saturday.

    Bell, a freshman, had a long jump of 17-1 3/4 to gain fourth place in the girls long jump Region 1 event Friday at Godby.

    Gee, a senior, was second in the boys long jump with a leap of 22-9.

    Both athletes are capable of having high place finishes in the state.

  • Good fishin' on the rise at Talquin

    Finally!!

    After many days of not-so-favorable fishing weather, we were blessed with ideal conditions to enjoy a day on the lake. Even with the water being slightly muddy, good reports have been coming in at both Whippoorwill and Ingrams marinas. Both RV parks were filled with fish-hungry folks.With the water conditions, catfishing still remains strong almost anywhere on the lake. Prepared catfish bait and worms are your best bet.

  • Workshop provides opportunity, hope for local Hispanic students considering college

    Simon Silva told his life story in Quincy Saturday as the keynote speaker for the Dreams to Reality Scholarship Workshop. Silva is an artist, author and motivational speaker who has traveled nationwide, speaking and encouraging Latino students to take control of their lives.

  • Stone’s celebrates 50 years in the hardware biz

    On April 17, 1959, Jim Stone opened a little hardware business in Bainbridge, Ga. He sold nails, nuts, bolts and a few other items such as electrical and plumbing supplies. Fifty years later, the company has expanded to nine stores, with two in Florida.

    "We can build a house out of here now," said Daryl Summerford, who manages the Quincy store on West Jefferson Street.

  • Community Calendar

    The Community Fiesta begins May 1 at 5 p.m. on Friday and will feature music and talent from around the world. Hispanic, Caribbean and southern traditional foods will be available.

    Quincyfest Blues and Barbecue will be held May 2 on the Courthouse Square in Quincy. Local musicians will take the stage at noon, and “Harmonica” Shaw will play at 2 p.m., Eddie Kirkman at 3 and “Biscuit” Miller at 4.

    Backyard Barbecue contests with over $6,000 in prizes will also take place.

    Food and drink vendors will be on site for the public as well.

  • East Gadsden Relay for Life wraps with $46,000; more donations hopefully on the way by August

    The 18-hour East Gadsden County Relay For Life in Quincy to raise money for the American Cancer Society was a big success, according to Angie Carter, Relay coordinator.

    "We had more participants this year than we had in the past. At one time there were about 500 people at the track either walking or sitting in their campsites," Carter said.

  • Students become astronauts for a day at Gretna Elementary School

    Gadsden County Extension Office agents Yolanda Goode and Lester Muralles worked with an enrichment class at Gretna Elementary School last week, teaching the students about aerospace and rocketry science.

    The students learned about Newton’s Laws, and how to build a rocket to specifications. They also watched the movie, “October Sky,” and learned about the first walk on the moon in 1969.

  • 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.

  • Williams, Hover married April 17

    Ozzie Williams, along with L.G. and Cora Williams, John and Mary Ford, Lillian Hover and the late Robert Hover Sr., all of Quincy, are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, Angelia Regina Williams and Stephen VaShon Hover.

    The bride is a resident of Quincy and is employed by Centre Pointe Health and Rehabilitation of Tallahassee.

    The groom is also a resident of Quincy and is employed by SuperValue Distributors of Quincy.

    The private ceremony was held April 17 at the Gadsden County Courthouse. A reception will be held at a later date.

  • DOH continues to monitor for cases of swine flu

    The Florida Department of Health continues enhanced surveillance and outreach to physicians, hospitals and other health care professionals. The surveillance system, consisting of sentinel physicians reporting influenza activity, DOH laboratories receiving specimens from physicians and hospitals and our ability to monitor emergency room cases and over-the-counter drug sales is fully operational. A response plan has been activated and state officials ready to respond to any confirmed cases of swine flu.