Today's News

  • Praise & Worship October 8, 2015

       Neal’s Temple
    plans event for
    A Women’s Retreat will kick off at 1 p.m. Oct. 30, Neal’s Temple Holiness Church, Havana, Savannah, Ga., and continue through Nov.1. Contact persons are Sis. Shane Bozman, 850-688-5230; and Shirley Adams, 850-504-5465
    Operation Christmas Child in Quincy

  • Crouching kitties at the door

    For the past few months we’ve been taking care of our youngest daughter’s two cats, Mohawk and Target, while our daughter spends some time with my sister in California.
    They’re both gray tabby cats, each about 10 years old.
    My husband calls Mohawk “Hawkeye” or “Hawk” and I’ve nicknamed Target “the weasel” because he’s long and he slinks through the house like I imagine a weasel would.
    Lately, we’ve noticed another cat hanging around, white with butterscotch coloring.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    When is the last time you’ve been read to?
    Was it a pleasant, soothing experience?
    Some of us are fortunate enough to remember our mothers or dads reading to us, especially at that greatest time of all, just before going off to sleep.
    At our house we had a set of books called the Junior Classics.
    Each of my brothers and sister had a favorite story my mother would read.

  • Call it a draw: Lady Jags, Lady Cats win 2 each in volleyball matchup

    With the conclusion of this week’s
    FHSAA-member school volleyball action, there will only be one more week of regular season volleyball before district tournaments start the week of Oc. 19.  
    This week actually marks the end of district play for our four county teams — Munroe, Tallavana Christian, East Gadsden and West Gadsden. Districts with a large number of teams will actually begin on the 19th with tournaments culminating usually on a Thursday in order to not compete with Friday night football.
    Last week in volleyball action:

  • Warriors topple RFM Bobcats 38-8


  • Jags mauled by Bulldogs

    The Jags played their first district game of the season at home this past Friday against the Bulldogs of Marianna High.
    After a tight first quarter, in which the Bulldogs gained a 7-0 advantage they quickly extended their lead with two touchdowns within the first two minutes of the second period.

  • Sounding off on slots

    Some area residents shared their thoughts on slot machines in Gretna:
    * Catherine Butler, of Havana: “I would like to see it happen for the jobs because there are not many opportunities in Gadsden County for jobs. Everyone has to go to Tallahassee or Georgia.”
    * Thomasville, Ga., resident Billy Doyle had this to say:
    “I don’t play the slot machines but if part of the money is going to go back into the community and it’s not going to make the community suffer, I don’t see too much wrong with it.”

  • Asking for help from Tallahassee

    As the county’s two state legislative representatives entertained public opinion from county residents and municipal representatives on what  the two should consider priority projects as they enter the upcoming legislative session, two recurring themes emerged: the need for funding to renovate the Livestock Pavilion in Quincy and support in bringing slot machines to Creek Entertainment in Gretna.
    Sen. Bill Montford and Rep. Alan Williams conducted the Gadsden County legislative delegation meeting Monday

  • For a healthy future

    A Gretna church served as host Saturday for the 10th year for a daylong initiative to provide complimentary clothing, lunch and health screenings to local residents.
    The event, called “Gretna Health and Help Day,” was started when Jimmie Griffin saw a need for certain resources in Gretna. Being a retired nurse, she wanted to give the residents of her hometown access to health screenings they might not otherwise receive.
    At this year’s event, attendees were given access to free hypertension, diabetes, HIV and vision screenings, among others.

  • Midway mulling red-light cameras

    Midway has a traffic problem.
    That’s the message a company hired to study traffic light violations delivered this past Thursday to the city council.
    After company representatives delivered their findings, the council unanimously voted to approve a contract for the company’s services.
    The contract is pending a city ordinance being passed at a later date.
    The company’s representatives told the council they set up cameras for 24 hours in Midway and recorded 230 violations, with only five of those offenders being “local.”