Today's News

  • Cavaliers come out on top

    Spearheaded by Roger Milton, Communities and Schools sponsored a youth basketball league at the city of Quincy Recreational Center. The Cavaliers were the league and tournament champions.  They were undefeated the entire season. Shown here are Marquel Smith, Jabari Richardson, Roderick Zanders, John Kelly, Quandarius Hill, Christopher Turner, Derenzo Payne, Justin Walker and Kyeria James.  The team was coached by Johnny and Ida Walker. Submitted

  • 'Human Tornado' comes to Havana

    Alpha UPKUDO Martial Arts and Fitness School, located  in Havana, hosted a seminar for world fighting champion  Grand Master Gary Lee Baker Feb. 6. Baker, a ninth-degree black belt, worked with more than 30 children, teens and adults to sharpen up their techniques, and give them inspiration and strategies on how they could one day become world champions. Baker founded the style of UPKUDO after years of competing in full contact, point and continuous fighting. He is fondly known as the "Human Tornado," due to his ability to do aerial techniques and explosive speed.

  • Church News

    • New Beginnings Assembly of God in Havana is hosting “Living an Extraordinary Life,” to help attendees answer the question, “Can my life get any better?” The programs are being held on Sunday morningsat 10:30 a.m.. For more information, call 364-5137.

    • Take it to the Streets Ministry Inc. hosts a community Bible study at Carter-Parramore Academy the first and third Monday each month at 7 p.m. Refreshments are served.

  • Community Calendar

     The Gadsden County Public Library System will be presenting a series of adult computer training workshops through May 5.  Classes will run 5:45-7:45 p.m. at the McGill Library in Quincy, Havana Library and Cowen Library in Chattahoochee.  Topics to be covered include Computer Basics, Internet Explorer, E-mail, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Registration is limited to availability each night of class.  Arrive early to book your seat.  See the complete schedule below, or phone 627-7106 for more information.


  • Tip leads to meth lab bust

    Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office investigators have arrested Patricia McMillan, 44, in Havana, along with two others in connection with the manufacturing of methamphetamine in a mobile home on the 300 block of Paradise Road.

    John Cumby, 39, and Robert Clinton, 45, were also arrested. All three will face charges of manufacturing meth, and additional charges are possible.

    The trio was also stealing electricity from the nearby Talquin power plant.

  • Community Calendar

    A School Choice Town Hall meeting will be held March 23 at 6 p.m. at Carter-Parramore Academy to discuss parent choice and supplemental education services in Gadsden County.


    "Cool Stuff With Light Shining On It," new works by Dean Gioia, are on display in the 22nd floor Capitol Gallery through March 25. The exhibit is free, and open Monday through Friday in the State Capitol Building, 400 S. Monroe St., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • Robinson to play at FIU

    East Gadsden High School senior Bryan Robinson signed his letter of intent Feb. 3 to play football for Florida International University in Miami. If he does well, Robinson may have the opportunity to play basketball for the university as well. Robinson played defensive lineman for the Jaguars, and was a part of the track and basketball teams as well.

  • Mathews to play at JU

    Antwain Mathews, also a senior at EGHS, signed his letter and will be playing for Jacksonville University in Jacksonville. A defensive back and receiver, Mathews said he plans to major in business management and hopes to play professional football someday. Mathews was selected for the All Big Bend Team by the Tallahassee Democrat.

  • Holmes headed to Oklahoma

    Derrick Holmes signed his letter of intent Feb. 3 to play football at Langston University in Langston, Okla. The Carter-Parramore Academy senior thanked his mentors and family for their support and for believing in him.

  • Commissioners nix televised meetings

    Saying that it would save taxpayers much-needed funds, Gadsden County commissioners voted to terminate videotaping services of its meetings. Southerland Enterprises, the company that had been taping and airing the meetings, was paid $650 for each meeting.

    "This is...not a necessity. I don't believe 50 to 60 percent of the people who live in the county actually get the meetings. I know I don't get it down at the lake. And a lot of this is (commissioners’ comments) are just playing to the TV," said Ed Allen, who spoke in support of discontinuing the service.