Today's News

  • 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.

  • Serving Our Country: Local residents graduate basic training

    Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles Roberts Jr. has graduated from the Army Inspector General course at Fort Belvoir, Fairfax, Va. The three-week course is required for all soldiers and civilians selected to serve as Army inspectors general.

  • Quincy woman honored

    Corrections Corporation of America's Gadsden Correctional Facility has named Shannon Jones of Quincy as its 2008 Employee of the Year.

    Jones joined Gadsden Correctional Facility in November 2002 as a correctional officer and has since served as sergeant, lieutenant and captain with the company.

    In her current role, Jones is responsible for managing an entire section of the facility, supervising approximately 20 employees and 300 inmates.

  • Restaurant robbed, bandits still on the loose

    Quincy police are looking for two men who robbed the night manager of Captain D's restaurant at gunpoint and took an undisclosed amount of money late on Dec. 22.

    According to Investigator Clarence Pearson of the Quincy Police Department, two men, dressed in black from head to toe, waited outside the restaurant. When the manager and two other employees walked outside at 10:45 p.m., one of the men pointed the gun at the manager and ordered him to give him the pouch containing the night deposit.

  • BOCC sets legislative wish list

    When Gadsden County commissioners met in late December, they worked to prioritize the county’s needs, and an extension of the current license for the Gadsden Community Hospital was at the top of the list.

    Commissioners are asking Gov. Charlie Crist and the state legislature to take the necessary steps to get the extension to allow the county to successfully meet all of the requirements necessary to reopen and maintain the hospital.

  • G*STARS to lose money to seniors

    The Gadsden County Board of Commissioners voted Monday night during a special meeting to take $60,000 from G*STARS, a summer youth employment program, to bail out the Senior Citizens Center. The program will still have $15,000 left to use for the program, which is administered by Tallahassee Community College.

  • Quincy city leaders bring ‘hot topic’ to the table to discuss with county

    Quincy city commissioners want to sit down and talk with the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners about a hot issue: fire.

    The issue of fire protection for the county and the agreement it has with the city of Quincy is a little off kilter, according to some commissioners. The majority of the calls for fire service are outside the city limits and some, about 5 percent, are outside of the 5-mile service area.

    Commissioners Keith Dowdell and Finley Cook agreed that the county should be paying more than the $435,000 they currently pay annually.

  • Local residents make resolutions...or not

    Just about all of us do it. At this time of year we start thinking about New Year's resoultions. Resolutions are those promises we make to ourselves and a few other responsible people about what we plan to start and what we plan to stop in the coming year. The lucky ones are able to keep the promises they make and fulfill their ideals.

    It seems that couples may be a little better at keeping resolutions than single people. It may be because they have someone right there to remind them of that promise once they begin to slide back into those old habits.