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  • Community basketball
  • Praise the Lord! June 19, 2014

    Clothing giveaway Saturday

    Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church, corner of 9th and Crawford in Quincy, announces the June Clothing Give-Away. There are clothing items for youth and adults available free of charge. Everyone is invited to come out for free items from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 22. 

    Celebrate 190 years of 

    Old Mt. Pleasant UMC

  • Former Quincy city manager files lawsuit

    Jack McLean, former Quincy city manager, is suing his former employer for his severance pay, his leave-time pay and his retirement pay. McLean’s case documents allege the city is unlawfully withholding all three sums, including the retirement, which the former manager’s case contends he paid into during his tenure with the city. 

  • Adventures in agriculture

    Florida A&M University’s Cooperative Extension Program hosted the annual Farm Fest and Springtime Agri-Showcase on June 7 at the FAMU research and Extension Center on Bainbridge Highway in Quincy. 

    The event began at 7 a.m. with a 2K walk/run — but activities and exhibitions commenced around 9 a.m. The event included displays concerning crop growth, food processes, climate changes, new technology and more. 

  • County planning rule sparks debate

    The Gadsden County Commissioners met for a regular meeting June 3. Extensive discussion of the Citizen’s Growth Management and Planning Bill of Rights ensued. 

    Commissioner Sherrie Taylor said she initially voted for the bill because citizens should be kept informed about the possibility of commercial developments in their neighborhoods before the businesses break ground. Taylor also said, at the time, three commissioners were running the county via the power of their three-vote majority. 

  • Midway city manager reports budget back on track

    Willie Brown from the Gadsden County Planning Department attended Midway’s monthly city council meeting June 5 to provide a second reading of an annexation document for property owned by Greg Russell. 

    Councilmember Charlie “Chuck” Willis asked for what the annexed property will be used. 

    “The business is already there,” said Brown. “The Greg Russell property is known as the Auction House.”

  • Praise the Lord! June 12, 2014

    Celebrate 190 years of Old Mt. Pleasant UMC

  • June 6, 1944: Remembering D-Day

     Editors note: the ensuing account about an NCO’s experience in the an airborne outfit during WWII—includingthe headline, prefatory remarks, and punctuation—isreproduced exactly as it appeared in the May 31, 1945, issue of The Gadsden County Times.

    Former Chattahoochee boy—paratrooper tells of experience.

    The following is the story of Sgt. Herbert Lanier, formerly of Chattahoochee, now of Texas City, Texas. He is the cousin of Mrs. Nell Faulkner, of Chattahoochee.


  • June 6, 1944: Remembering D-Day

     Informationon the Ernie Pyle World War II Museum

    The Ernie Pyle World War II Museum features the famous journalist’s birthplace and a museum dedicated to Pyle’s life and writings as a war correspondent. It is owned by the Friends of Ernie Pyle, who are dedicated to preserving and expanding the legacy of the writer whose columns linked the soldiers on the front line to worried families on the home front. To preserve Ernie Pyle’s memory is to preserve the sacrifices made by what has been dubbed “The Greatest Generation.”

  • June 6, 1944: Remembering D-Day

    Ernie Pyle

    NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 17, 1944 – In the preceding column we told about the D-day wreckage among our machines of war that were expended in taking one of the Normandy beaches.

    But there is another and more human litter. It extends in a thin little line, just like a high-water mark, for miles along the beach. This is the strewn personal gear, gear that will never be needed again, of those who fought and died to give us our entrance into Europe.