Today's News

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    How many times in the past few days, weeks or even months, has your day been made brighter because someone took the time to greet you or flash a warm smile first thing in the morning?

    I know that most of you work or are going to school and really are not in a position or location for such an even to occur or may not even have a chance to greet family members in a loving manner.

    Last week on my way to Twin Ponds Road, which is usually around 6 a.m., one of my female neighbors bid me a good morning.  She shared that she enjoyed reading my column.

  • Church Briefs

    • Thomas Memorial Baptist Church announces the Personal Fitness Challenge, a six-week program for children who have completed grades three through six. The challenge will be Monday afternoons from 2:30-4:30 p.m. July 5-Aug. 10. Sessions will be held in the TMBC Recreation Center, 1111 West Washington St., Quincy.

  • Starr, Adams to be wed July 18

    Suzi Starr and Tim Adams, both of Greensboro, will be married at 7 p.m. July 18 at the W.T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown.

    The bride-elect is a licensed practical nurse and business owner.

    The groom-elect is the manager of a liquid fertilizer plant in Mt. Pleasant.

    A reception will follow.

    After a honeymoon in Seagrove, the couple will make their home in Greensboro.

    No invitations will be sent and all family and friends are invited.

  • Williams, Smith to marry July 11

    Alfronia Louie-Wilson and Tommy Williams, and Vickie Smith, all of Quincy, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Toshia L. Williams and Darfonza R. Smith.

    The bride-elect is a 1992 graduate of James A. Shanks and is currently enrolled at Strayer University, where she is studying business administration. She is employed as a supervisor at Version in Tampa. She is the granddaughter of the late L.G. and Nora Bouie of Quincy.

  • Community Calendar

    Gadsden County 4-H is seeking 4-H alumni to help celebrate the 100th year of Florida 4-H. Call Sydney Pryer at 875-4682 or e-mail to dpvtrainer@yahoo.com.


    Gadsden County NAACP Branch No. 5149 will meet at the Women’s Historic Society Building on Washington Street in Quincy June 25 at 7 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend.


  • Salters hosting East Gadsden hoops camp

    East Gadsden High School head basketball coach Demetric Salters will host a basketball camp for youngsters ages 7-16 through July 8 at the East Gadsden gym.

    Camps will meet Monday through Thursday from 5:45 until 6:45 p.m.

    Fundamental skills, offensive and defensive situations and the importance of teamwork will be taught at the camp.

    For information about registration, call 539-2126 or 443-4619.


  • Arrest brings to end string of robberies in Havana, says LEO

    Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Investigator Brian Faison said he believes the arrest last week of 21-year-old Anthony Resnard Youmas may have brought an end to the recent string of Havana-area burglaries.

    "We were averaging two, maybe three burglaries per day. Since his arrest we haven't had any," Faison said.

  • City denies request for waiver for hospital

    “If you bite me once, you won't get the chance to bite me again," said Quincy city commissioner Keith Dowdell.

    He was referring to a request from the county to waive the utility deposit for Gadsden Memorial Hospital when it opens. In a letter to Jack McLean, city manager, dated May 28, county manager Johnny Williams requested the waiver.

  • Local men honored for commitment to community, small business

    Three Gadsden County men were honored for their commitment to the community and to small business during the Florida A&M University Small Business Development Center’s 26th annual Small Business Week Celebration last Friday evening.

    Held at the GFWC Women’s Club in Tallahassee, the event was the culmination of two days of small business workshops and leadership forums. Themed “Meeting Challenges, Achieving Success,” the event also included activities focused on small business disaster preparedness.

  • City commissioners still debating curfew ordinance

    Quincy city commissioners voted to table a youth protection ordinance that would place a curfew on youth under 17 years of age from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., seven days per week.

    When Ferman Richardson, police chief, introduced the ordinance 2 weeks ago, commissioners said they didn't have enough statistical information to make a decision. Richardson said he spoke with a police lieutenant with the Leesburg Police Department, and the Quincy ordinance was based on that model.