• Joann Kimble and Barzell Ervin, along with Ruby and Raymond Houston, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Tosha Ervin and Terrence Houston.

    The bride-elect is employed as a nurse and attended Chipola College. She is a resident of Tallahassee.

    The groom-elect is employed as a correctional officer and attended the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy.

    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. June 20 at St. Hebron AME Church.

    After a honeymoon in Myrtle Beach, S.C., the couple will make their home in Tallahassee.

  • A while back, Bill Willis and his wife paid a visit to Hiawassee, Ga., and found themselves passing through Dahlonega. They were struck by the veterans memorials they saw in the town and the beauty they added to Dahlonega, and decided to bring the idea home.

    Willis, a member of the Greensboro Kiwanis Club, presented the idea of placing veterans memorial crosses throughout the town, and the club was on board immediately.

  • Chattahoochee City Manager Lee Garner would have liked to have had a couple thousand more spectators and 25 more racers for last weekend's Chattahoochee Challenge, a boat drag racing event. But spring showers turned into record downpours that resulted in the river flooding, causing two cancellations.

    "Considering what we've been through to get this going, I’m pretty happy. We didn't have any injuries or accidents," Garner said following the two-day event, which featured 26 racers.

  • Sharon McCray Bradley and Kelvin E. Williams will be married June 20 at 4 p.m. at Mt. Zion PB Church in Quincy.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Arthur and Williease McCray of Quincy.

    The groom-elect is the son of Katie B. Williams and the late S. H. Williams of Dothan, Ala.

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

  • Monica Brinson and Carlton McWhite were married April 18 at Arnett Chapel. The bride is the daughter of Marcia Thompkins and the granddaughter of Katrine Thompkins.

  • These last four weeks have not been easy for Teresa Ann Hall, owner of Land of the Little People Daycare on State Road 12. She has alternately cried, laughed, worried and hugged parents, kids and coworkers.

  • David Hopkins and the late Doris Wood Hopkins, along with Billy redding Jr. and Tracy Anthony of Albany, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Kiana Hopkins and Billy Redding III.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Wood Sr., and Johnnie Mae Hawkins and the late John Hawkins, who raised her after the loss of her mother.

    The groom-elect is the grandson of Reba Thomas and Mr. and Mrs. Billy Redding Sr. of Quincy.

    The wedding is planned for July 18 in Tallahassee, with a reception to follow.

  • Deborah Coon and the late Clayton Coon of Chattahoochee, along with Lauriel Hicks of Chattahoochee and Thomas Hicks of DeFuniak Springs, are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, Quinton Dail Coon and Lauriel Alicia Hicks.

    The couple was married May 16 at The Pondhouse restaurant in Bainbridge, Ga.

  • The Gadsden Arts Center is pleased to honor Reyna Alfaro, a junior at East Gadsden High School, as the recipient of the Exceptional Young Artist Award.

    Alfaro is a dedicated artist who creates beautifully crafted, imaginative works of art, continuously works to improve, helps others and has a vision for her future.

  • The Foundation For Dreams Summer Enrichment Program will begin June 8 and will end on July 31 for students who are entering the kindergarten through sixth grade levels. Each child will be assessed to determine his or her academic needs and any special assistance that will be needed. Additional activities include arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor activities, games, computer access, stories, movies and much more.

  • John and the late Peggy Anderson of Gretna, along with Martha Wallace and Roosevelt Baggling of Bainbridge, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Delois Grace and Fredrick Anderson.

    The wedding is planned for July 3.

  • Paul and Connie McLendon of Quincy, along with Tom and Vicki Hayford of Bonifay, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Carrie Marie McLendon and Harold Jason Hayford.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Thomas and Maxine Bush of Bonifay, Betty Sue McLendon and the late Winston McLendon of Quincy. A Quincy resident, she is a currently pursuing a nursing degree at Tallahassee Community College.

  • The eyes are the window to the soul – so they say. And the eyes of 19-year-old Keltric Harris and 13-year-old Brian Williams are easy to read as they gaze upon their mom, Pam Kenon. It’s clear they love and appreciate their mother.

    Brian surprised his mother with the nomination for The Gadsden County Times Mother of the Year contest. Kenon said she had no idea he had nominated her, but when she got the message that she had been drawn as the winner, she just began to cry.

    “I just couldn’t believe it,” she said.

  • The Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Old Mexico restaurant, located at 6765 Ben Bostick Road in Quincy, next to Piggly Wiggly.

    The chamber and Old Mexico hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on the morning of May 4 just before the restaurant officially opened for lunch. The restaurant will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Jerry Smith (Bertha) of Greenwood and Doristhine Wade of Sneads, along with Clinton and Johnnie Mae McWhite Jr. of Chattahoochee, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Clinton McWhite and Rosa Smith. The bride-elect is a graduate of Forest Senior High in Jacksonville and earned her associate's degree at American Intercontinental University in Atlanta, Ga. She is currently in graduate school at Florida Community College at Jacksonville, pursuing a bachelor's degree in human resource management.

  • Sharon Watson of Quincy, along with Bobby A. Presnell (Martha) and Annette Watford (Fred) of Tallahassee, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Ann Marie Schatz and Robert Michael Presnell.

    The bride-elect is a 1985 graduate of James A. Shanks High School and is employed at the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office as human resource manager.

    The groom-elect is a 1979 graduate of Godby High School, and received an associate's degree from Tallahassee Community College. He is employed as public works director for Gadsden County.

  • Joyce Starkweather of Tampa, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Meredith Rose, and Lowell A. Drake of Colquitt, Ga., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lee Drake, will be united in marriage May 15 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Tampa.

    After a honeymoon in Denver, Colo., the couple will make their home in Tampa.

    Drake is a former resident of Havana.

  • Harvey and Jeanette Clark Sweeney’s family farm, part of which has been in their family for five generations, was named Tree Farm of the Year for Region II of the state of Florida.

  • Thousands attended this year's Community Fiesta and Quincyfest 2009 Friday night and Saturday.

    On Friday night, nearly 1,000 people attended the feista that featured music, dancing and international foods.

    "I love this. I want to try everything," said Leo Sam, who came from Tallahassee after he heard a television commercial earlier in the week.

    Priscilla Vidal, who organized the fiesta for the first time, said she thought everything went well.

    "People are telling me that they like the music, the entertainment and the food," she said.

  • The planning committee is gearing up for the Quincyfest Blues and Barbecue, coming up May 1-2, according to chairman Cal Lutz. The committee has been meeting regularly to plan for the annual event, which draws thousands of visitors to downtown Quincy.