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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Quincy resident dies in Wednesday crash

    UPDATE: The Florida Highway Patrol has released a report indicating that Robin Layerd Lingo had not been drinking at the time of the accident on April 15.

    A Florida Highway Patrol report stated that an accident in Chattahoochee claimed the life of a Quincy resident on the afternoon of April 15.

    At about 3:30, Robin Layerd Lingo and her 10-year-old son, Zackery, were headed westbound on U.S. Highway 90, near Lonesome Pine Road.

     

  • Paving begins today

    Weather permitting, beginning in the inside lanes of U.S. Highway 90, construction crews from CW Roberts Contracting will begin paving the four-lane section between State Road 267 and the courthouse today. Work will take place seven nights a week, from 6 p.m. until 8 a.m., over the next 2-3 weeks.

    Motorists are reminded to use caution while traveling through the construction zone, speeding violation double when workers are present.

     

  • Student brings gun to school at EGHS; school put on lock-down

    On the 10-year anniversary of the Columbine school shooting, a 16-year-old East Gadsden High School student was arrested Monday morning and charged with possession of a firearm on a school campus and possession of a concealed weapon. The .22 caliber handgun was found in the student's backpack but he had not taken it out.

    The student’s identity was not released by press time by the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office.

    Forty-five other students were sent home as a precaution.

  • New admin says he’s here to stay

    Gadsden County, said new county administrator Johnny D. Williams, is just the kind of place he likes and he wants to stay here for a long time.

    "I'm a manager. That's what I do. It's my profession just as if I were an accountant," he said.

  • Quincy officials work on flood issues in city

    Quincy city officials knew there were some pipes in the city that were too small to carry water from the kind of rain that fell April 2. They also knew there would be some flooding, because there is a history of flood-prone areas in the city.

    On Tuesday night, during the regular meeting of the city commission, several residents explained the flooding and erosion they experienced during and after the rains.

  • ‘Join In’ may seek to sue county commission, hospital board

    A local group of residents is threatening to file a class action lawsuit against the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners and Gadsden Hospital Inc. if the hospital isn't opened as the 25-bed facility they feel the citizens in the county were promised when they voted for and passed the half-cent sales tax last August.