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Today's News

  • Boy wakes, save family from fire

    April Williams is grateful to her 4-year-old son, Thomas Williams, for saving the family from what could have been a disaster Sunday night. A fire ignited in the wiring in the hood above the stove at the family’s home and began to burn. Williams said Thomas woke her and the family when he started running up and down the hall yelling for her to "Get up! The house is on fire!" Williams was able to extinguish the fire before the Quincy Fire Department arrived. The house, at 133 Pine Tree Lane in the Friendship Community, sustained minor damage to kitchen cabinets.

  • School board members question ‘green’ school proposal

    The Gadsden County School Board was presented with the idea of building a “green” school in Havana during its meeting last week – and the idea became a subject of debate amongst board members.

    A green school has a “significant portion of green and sustainable actual building materials and systems that incorporate high energy efficiency and water conservation measures.” This type of building will use 33 percent less energy, save 32 percent more water and reduce solid waste by 74 percent. On average, green schools save $100,000 per year.

  • Visitor sings praises of local hotel owner

    I am an engineer from Pflugerville, Texas. I am writing you a note, so you can see the impact of one of your community leaders at one of your hotels out in Quincy.

  • Fire deemed ‘example’ of poor fire service

    A mobile home fire in Midway last Thursday morning was a "perfect example" of how an all-county volunteer fire department will not work, Quincy Fire Chief Howard Smith told the Quincy City Commission during a special workshop Thursday night.

    Smith said it took Quincy fire fighters about eight minutes to arrive at the mobile home, owned by Cassandra Moore, in the 200 block of Buckskin Circle. There were volunteer firefighters on the scene but no efforts had been made to contain the fire, he said.

  • EGHS on 3-game win streak

    East Gadsden High School lost a Tuesday game to Hamilton County before the Jaguars went on a three-game win spree against county foes in county baseball play last week.

    The loss against Hamilton County in Jasper was by a 10-7 score.

    "We hit pretty well in the game," East Gadsden coach Randall Estelle said. "But our pitching and defense hurt."

    The Jaguars’ Montez Fryson, Cameron Jackson and Davorick Ford had two hits each for their team in a nine-hit attack.

  • Local students take wins at district history fair

    The Gadsden County winners in the District History Fair 2009 were announced at last week’s school board meeting.

    The first place winners in the Group Performance (Junior) category for their entry, “Individual in History: Barack Obama,” were Landus Anderson, Christopher Pillers and Malik Thomas. Taking second place in the category for their entry, “The First Black President: Barack Obama,” were Nadja Conner, Selena Ellis and Trinity Burgess.

  • Girls softball action sees wins

    The Robert F. Munroe Lady Cats softball team moved to an even 3-3 on the season at the conclusion of last week, winning one and losing one. 

    On Thursday night Maclay ruled the Lady Cats 12-2.  Maclay scored five runs in an error-filled third inning and then pushed six more across in the fifth and sixth innings. 

    Haleigh Corbally got the loss on the mound.  The freshman stuck out four and walked five. Corbally did help her cause from the plate getting two hits and three RBIs. Mary Jane Milam and Spenser Morris each had a hit with an RBI. 

  • Local conference helps residents learn to be financially savvy

    William Marshall came from Tallahassee last Thursday morning to attend the second annual GadsdenSaves seminar on becoming financially savvy and debt free. At 80 years old, Marshall said he was not worried about debt but about how he would be able to pay for long-term care in case he has to live in a nursing home. His attention was on how the reverse mortgage program works. Before the end of the seminar, he knew his options.

  • Community Calendar

    The Gadsden County NAACP Branch meets every second and fourth Thursday of each month at Union Hall at 6:30 p.m. All interested citizens are invited to attend and join. This branch will host its annual banquet March 28 at New Bethel AME Church’s Multippurpose Center at 6 p.m. Contact Sam Palmer at 627-2673 for information and tickets.

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  • 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.