Today's News

  • Contemplations

    In my line of work I meet a lot of people. Some good, some bad but most are in between and it depends on the circumstances under which I met and interacted with them.

  • Church Briefs

    • Mt. Zion CME Church will host Kathy Garner as its youth program speaker Nov. 22 at 11 a.m.

    • Power Ministries Church of God in Christ in Chattahoochee will host its Family and Friends Day celebration Nov. 30 at 11:15 a.m. Call 663-9444 for more information.

  • Lack of available ambulances keeps couple in crashed car more than an hour

    Gadsden County’s ambulances were busier than usual Nov. 17. Between trips to Tallahassee and one out of operations because of a flat tire, the four remaining vehicles were stretched to the limit.

    Lois Taylor, 63, suffered a severe asthma attack, according to her son Thomas, at approximately 3:40 p.m., and his sister dialed 911. He said that shortly after he arrived at his mother's home at 802 West Jefferson Street, she was in distress and having difficulty breathing.

  • TDC vote nixed

    The Gadsden County Tourist Council’s vote to advertise its meetings only in a Chattahoochee newspaper won’t fly – according to County Administrator Johnny Williams.

    TDC members voted unanimously Nov. 16 to advertise their meetings in the Twin City News, a publication which serves  Chattahoochee and Sneads and has a circulation of about 2,200. The move was made, TDC member Jim Kellum said, based on a lower cost of advertising with that publication.

  • Allegedly Speaking

    If you read this column regularly, you know I’m a Facebook fanatic. I check it throughout the day, and enjoy keeping up with friends and family through its use tremendously.

    Last week, some of my FB friends posted that they were already putting up their Christmas decorations. I was horrified. It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, and you’re moving on to Christmas? How dare you?

  • Area prep girls teams open hoops seasons with losses

    All three county girls teams lost their season openers this past week in the first week of FHSAA basketball. 

    The Robert F. Munroe Lady Cats opened their season first with a 45-37 loss to Maclay.  An anemic fourth quarter turned a 34-33 lead into an 8-point loss. 

    The score was knotted a 18 at the half.

    Sophomore Beth Summerford led her team with 13 points and point guard Kristen Allen was one assist from a triple double.  Allen had 12 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. 

    Summerford added nine rebounds.

  • Community Calendar

    First Presbyterian Church of Quincy is organizing a community-wide traditional Thanksgiving meal to be served at Christ Town Ministries. They  are planning to serve 250 to 300 people between 11:30 and 2:30 on Thanksgiving Day.


    The Fairlanes are auditioning for oldies “doo-wop” singers Monday through Friday. Call Rich for infrmation at 627-4586.


  • Allegedly Speaking...

    I trust that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I did. I was able to travel to my parents’ house in North Georgia and spend the holiday with my family.

    I enjoyed the drive, once I got a little further north. The leaves were beautiful.

    I enjoyed the hug from my 4-year-old niece, Amanda, before I could even get out of the car when I arrived.

    I enjoyed coloring with Amanda. She told me it’s OK to color outside the lines. She also said, “Gigi, I’m a conceptual artist.”

  • Contemplations...

    There was a time, not so long ago, that I could remember everything trivial. Remember Trivia Pursuit, the game that was so popular back in the 80s? I was good at it. My friends and I would play into the early morning hours. Two weeks ago I was in Orlando and met up with one of my old college roommates and we started talking about the many hours we spent having fun.

  • Grand opening to be held for new restaurant in Quincy Nov. 20

    The Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the grand opening of the new El Potrillo restaurant located at 1951 West Jefferson St. in Quincy (just before Chevrolet Buick of Quincy on Highway 90).

    The chamber and El Potrillo will host a ribbon cutting ceremony Nov. 20 at 4 p.m.  Area residents and businesses are invited to attend the celebration and get a head start on enjoying their weekend. A local band, Mariachi Jaliscience, will be on hand to play favorites such as “Cielito Lindo” and “La Bamba.”