Today's News

  • Court yanks slot machine approval at Gretna casino

    A Florida appeals court has reversed its ruling that would have allowed slot machines at the Creek Entertainment facility in Gretna.
    The 1st District Court of Appeals decided in May that because Gadsden County residents had voted to approve slot machines at the facility, Creek Entertainment was allowed to implement slots without legislative approval.

  • Downtown expert offers ideas

    In hopes of inspiring the current members of Quincy’s Main Street to rebuild downtown Quincy into a business district, the organization’s original leader spoke to the current members Friday
    She shared her experiences as Thomasville’s Main Street director during a 20-year period when the city’s downtown business district was rejuvenated.  

  • Shining through

    Cynthia Hayes-Riley believes cancer saved her life.
    She was diagnosed with breast cancer one year and one week after a car backed over her and then hit her again, seriously injuring her and killing her 15-year-old daughter, Crystal, who was trying to pull her mom out of the car’s path in East Gadsden High School’s parking lot after a football game. Her oldest daughter, Jocelyn, now 27, was not hurt.
    The aftermath of the tragedy in October 2006 left Hayes-Riley grief-stricken, depressed, unable to walk and
    asking why.

  • Sheriff to lace up walking shoes for breast cancer

    Sheriff Morris Young will host his third annual cross-county walk for breast cancer awareness October 30. The walk will begin in Chattahoochee and end in Midway this year.
    Though people are allowed to participate in the walk without a team and without paying a registration fee, the walk’s chairperson Ronterrious Green hopes they buy event t-shirts while hoping organizations like businesses, churches and sororities will pay the $35 it costs to register as a team. All funds go to efforts for breast cancer awareness and research, Green said.

  • Jury clears Quincy man in sex crime case

    A Quincy man prosecuted for sexual assault, burglary and theft has been found not guilty.
    A jury delivered the verdict rendering Gregory Marshall, 50, innocent Sept. 17 and he was released Tuesday morning.
    The trial lasted two days.
    Marshall had been accused of stealing his girlfriend’s purse and cellphone before assaulting her.
    The woman told deputies Marshall sexually assaulted her behind a house then choked her later that evening, and the deputies reported seeing bruises on the woman’s neck that corroborated her story.

  • Praise & Worship October 1, 2015

    Neal’s Temple plans event for women

  • Grace Notes Oct. 1, 2015

    By Nancy Kennedy

  • Serve! Lady Cats face Lady Jags

    In the final full week of September play, the Munroe volleyball team picked up three wins to push their win-streak to five matches.  In those five matches, the team dropped only two individual games.  The other three matches were won 3-0 in a best of five set up.
    Munroe: 3
    Wakulla Christian: 0

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    I bet she would be a little upset with herself if she knew that ever since she made the comment, way back in May: “Those glasses are awful; they don’t do a thing for you,” that I’ve been going crazy switching them back and forth with another pair she found acceptable.
    I don’t even see well with the pair she favors.
    Oh well ...
    Yes, faithful readers, I do remember I recently wrote about eye glasses.
    Claire Roxann Willis Collier is my only sister, and she’s

  • Faith & Worship, Sept. 24, 2015

         Neal’s Temple plans event for
    A Women’s Retreat will kick off at 1 p.m. Oct. 30, Neal’s Temple Holiness Church, Havana, Savannah, Ga., and continue through Nov. 1. Contact persons are Sis. Shane Bozman, 850-688-5230; and Shirley Adams, 850-504-5465
    Fall fest organizers seek local talent