Today's News

  • West Gadsden ladies pick up win

    In county basketball action last week, West Gadsden High School was the only team to pick up a win and the Panthers picked up two to move to 3-5 on the season. 

    East Gadsden High and Robert F. Munroe Day School each lost two games. This week marks the last week of games until after Christmas break for all three teams with the exception of East Gadsden, which hosts basketball power Ribault Dec. 22.

  • Community Calendar

    The Keeping Independent Seniors Safe program kickoff brunch scheduled for Dec. 18 has been rescehduled for Jan. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the A.O. Shelfer National Guard Armory. Florida Secretary of Elder Affairs Doug Beach will be the speaker. The brunch is free, but because of limited seating, tickets are required. For more information or to get a ticket, call Tashonda Williams at the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office at 850-627-9233.


  • Letters to Santa Claus

    Dear Santa,

    I think i have been a good boy. I want a ipod, two wrestling toys Triple H and C M punk, a remote control car, a pair of Nike’s, a football, a basketball, and baseball and a wrestling ring with tables chairs and laddlers, and some new clothes. Thank you.

    Mar’Quavious Frye

    8 years old

    Dear Santa,

  • Havana relay set for April; volunteers still needed for planning stages

    The Havana Relay for Life is set for April 9-10, 2010 – and volunteers are needed.

    Last year’s Relay raised $42,213, and the goal for this year is $45,000. Fundraising is already underway, with the Relay’s executive committee hosting a bake sale at the recent Havana Pumpkin Festival.

    “We practically sold out,” said Pam Gay, returning event chair. “We raised over $285.”

  • Musical about ‘history’ is about to make history

    "Caroline or Change," nominated for six Tony awards in 2004, is coming to the Quincy Music Theatre Dec. 11-13.

    Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. All performances are at the Leaf Theatre, located at 118 East Washington Street in downtown Quincy, two blocks north of US. Highway 90.

  • Holiday parades set for this week in Quincy, Havana

    The city of Quincy's annual Christmas parade will coincide this year with Music on the Square on Dec. 11.

    Things get started at 6 p.m. with the annual parade, which begins at Wards Lot behind the fire station on North Stewart Street. The parade will head east on Washington Street and disband at the corner of Washington and North Madison streets. The judging area and viewing stands are on the north side of the courthouse.

    Rep. Alan Williams will be the 2009 grand marshal.  

  • Salters says expectations are high at East Gadsden High for hoops season

    Bo may know football and Bo may know baseball, but Dimitric Salters knows basketball. The "Bo" referred to of course is Bo Jackson, the multi-sport Heisman trophy winning athlete who played professional baseball and football. Bo may have been a pro at what he did, but you would have to look long and hard to find more of a pro than East Gadsden High School’s head basketball coach Dimitric Salters.

  • Community Calendar

    The Gadsden County Men of Action Inc. wil host a free health fair Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at  Carter-Parramore Academy. Services will include blood pressure, HIV (AIDS), cholesterol, dental, eye exams and diabetes. Call 321-2867 for more information.


    The Fairlanes are auditioning for oldies “doo-wop” singers Monday through Friday. Call Rich for infrmation at 627-4586.


  • Stop, Drop, Read takes district reps to Gretna

    Several children in Gretna were caught reading Dec. 1 as part of the Stop, Drop, Read campaign currently underway throughout Gadsden County.

    The campaign launched in early November, encouraging students to read each evening between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. Parents are asked to make sure their porch lights are on to indicate their children are reading.

  • Medicine Chest recipient of large donation

    The Gadsden County Medicine Chest, managed by Gadsden Technical Institute’s Patient Care Technology program director and registered nurse Georgeann Reffner, recently received a donation of new and gently-used medical equipment and supplies.  

    The items were donated by sisters Elizabeth Domzalski of Placitas, N.M.  and Mary Suber of Quincy, who graciously donated the items in memory of their mother, Jeanett  Hunt  Spooner.