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Today's News

  • County to hold growth meetings

    If you want to have a say in how and where the county is going to grow, plan to attend one of six meetings sponsored by the county's growth management department over the next four weeks. These meetings are designed to help residents decide what they want the county to look like in the future and how they want their own properties to look.

    “It's important that we get as much public participation as we can. Through these meetings we will develop a (growth) plan for Gadsden County," said Howard Douglas, county growth management director.

  • Local business owners pay up

    Quincy city officials are happy that more commercial accounts are paying their utility bills. Following an article published two weeks ago naming commercial accounts that were collectively more than $50,000 behind in payments, collections on commercial accounts are up.

  • Community Calendar

    Quincy City Commission meets at Quincy City Hall at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

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    Gadsden County Commission meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month in the commission chambers in downtown Quincy.

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    Gadsden County Planning and Zoning meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the commission chambers in downtown Quincy.

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    Gretna City Commission meets at Gretna City Hall at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

  • Lady Jags get what they wanted from Santa

    The East Gadsden High School girls basketball team asked Santa for a good holiday season and the big guy delivered.

    The Jaguars played regional finalist FAMU and state champs North Florida Christian last week and beat them both.

    First, the Jaguars took on NFC. The two teams battled to a 9-8 NFC lead at the end of the first quarter, but East Gadsden outscored the Eagles 15-8 in the second quarter to lead 23-17 at the half.

  • EGHS Jaguars on three-game losing binge

    After the 2007 Capital City Basketball Classic the East Gadsden High Jaguars team was the talk of the Big Bend.

    But after the 2008 Classic and a game with FAMU, the Jaguars are on a three-game losing streak and hold a 6-4 record.

    The team lost to Stephenson High from Atlanta and Bainbridge in the Classic, then dropped a game to FAMU by a 74-58 score Saturday night.

  • FWC says: No child left inside

    “Nature deficit disorder” is a growing concern, but a new initiative of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and others endeavors to make the problem obsolete.

    Coined by Richard Louv in the book, “Last Child in the Woods,” nature deficit disorder refers to the growing disconnect between people and the outdoors.

  • Seminole Ramblin’s...

    For the very first time in two years, I got to go fishing with my friend Bill Allen. He took me to his best jack fish hole and gave me his best bait. I almost froze to death. It took hours under an electric blanket to get thawed out. He was absolutely disgusted with me. I never caught a jack fish, but he took two and we together took seven bass. Wow, what a day. I must do it more often.

  • Couple’s impromtu nuptials becomes county’s first wedding of 2009

    Each year they're splashed all over the front pages of newspapers and are often the lead story on many broadcast news shows. The cuties are the first babies born in the new year.

    This year, Towanda Betts and Sean Burnett made history, too. They are first couple in Gadsden County to tie the knot in 2009. It wasn't originally planned that way, but according to the couple's friend, Pam Harrison-Tribue, things just worked out that led to a New Year’s wedding.

  • Mobile parent resource unit makes the rounds during holidays

    During the month of December and throughout the holiday season, the Gadsden County School District’s Parent Resource Mobile Unit began canvassing the county. An emphasis was placed on visiting local churches serving parents and students at West Gadsden High School.

  • 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.