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  • HOLIDAY CHEER

     

    The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum opened its doors to the community Thursday, Nov. 29, for a holiday open house.

    Visitors had an opportunity to check out the exhibitions in the museum’s five art galleries, watch craft demonstrations, listen to holiday music, browse the museum shop and enjoy festive light refreshments.

  • Quincy OKs electric bill hike

     

    Quincy residents and businesses will soon see higher electric bills - another lingering impact of Hurricane Michael.

    Quincy City Commissioners voted 4-1 at the Nov. 26 meeting to move forward with drafting an ordinance to enact a new storm recovery charge for residential customers of 1 cent per kilowatt hour. Commissioner Daniel McMillan cast the dissenting vote.

  • Royal crowns add sparkle to holiday parade

    Hurricane Michael might have forced schools to forego the annual homecoming parade, but the kings and queens and homecoming courts will have another chance to shine.
    De’Cody Fagg, Quincy’s director of parks and recreation, said organizers of Quincy’s Christmas parade wanted to get schools involved to acknowledge the students who missed out on the homecoming parade in October.

  • "The Curious Life of Marci Bell," Part Two

    It would be another restless night for Marci after her talk with Cora Mae about the job offer and not being able to be with Isaiah Jr. She tossed and turned on into the night, worrying about what she could do.

  • "The Curious Life of Marci Bell," Part Two

    Business school would start Marci down a path she could not have imagined.

  • "The Curious Life of Marci Bell," Part Two

    Marci completed her studies with Mr. Straughn at the business school a week before Christmas. She had been able to learn at a much faster pace than he had anticipated, and by the last day of class she had completed all of the necessary tests to be accepted into the business school bookkeeping department that would start Jan. 6.

  • "The Curious Life of Marci Bell," Part Two

    Sleeping for Marci was not always a restful event, and that night she had another one of her dreams.
    Like the other dreams, this one left her with more questions about her future than answers.
    She dreamed of standing in a large field of half-grown corn watching the clear blue sky around her. In the distance she could see a large, dark cloud as it moved slowly in her direction.
    The wind was calm, but as the cloud moved toward her she could feel the wind grow stronger as it blew against her skin.

  • "The Curious Life of Marci Bell," Part Two

     

    Classes at the business school and her part-time job at Wilson’s Department Store filled Marci’s days over the next few months.

  • 'The Curious Life of Marci Bell' Part Two, Chapter 16'

    Straughn’s Business School would be another life-changing experience for Marci.

    Although she only had officially a sixth grade-education, during the time she spent at the Dalton home, Cora Mae worked with her on her reading and writing skills.

    It would take a couple of trips to town in the farm truck to get evaluated for the school.

    Marci would need to take a few basic classes, Principal Straughn told her after her initial interview and testing for the school.

  • 'The Curious Life of Marci Bell' Part Two

    The routine of Isaiah Jr. crawling to his grandfather continued to fascinate Cora Mae and Marci as they would watch each evening.