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  • Police nab robbery suspect

    The man suspected of robbing a Focus Credit Union in Chattahoochee this past Thursday was apprehended Monday. He was a resident at the Florida State Hospital.
    Authorities say Jemarvious Roberts, 27, entered the credit union that afternoon and handed a note to the teller demanding she hand him money in denominations of hundreds and fifties, according to police reports. Authorities would not release the dollar amount Roberts is suspected of taking.

  • BOCC supports rural summit

    The Board of County Commissioners allocated $15,000 of the county’s Law Enforcement Training Funds to be used to conduct the fifth annual Rural County Summit at their meeting Tuesday night.
    The funds will be used to cover travel fees for speakers and venue cost. The summit will be April 5 to 7, has a theme dedicated to building trust between officers and the community and will cover topics that have caused national controversy including the shooting deaths of Trayvon Martin and nine churchgoers in South Carolina.

  • City manager search continues in Midway

    The Midway council members received notice at the Feb. 4 council meeting that the city’s 2014 audit had finally been
    completed.
    A representative from Moran and Smith LLP, the company which conducted the audit, told the council the city failed to follow the instructional comments the company left on the city’s 2013 audit, meaning many of the issues in the city’s 2013 audit reappeared in the 2014 audit. He said most of the comments have been prior-year comments for years now, and remain unaddressed.

  • Young athlete’s career kicking into high gear

    At six years old Qwuantrezz Knight knew football would take him places.
    It was his first day with the Quincy Rec league, skipping flag and going directly to tackle, having his father sign the waiver allowing 6-year-olds to play on a team with pre-teens, Knight quickly impressed coaches with his defensive prowess.
    “I hospitalized a boy the first day,“ Knight said. “I pretty much knew football would be the thing for me.”

  • East Gadsden senior signs with Terps

    By DILLON APPLEMAN

    Intern

  • New TCC site to open in March

    The Tallahassee Community College Gadsden Center will be operational March 22, announced the school’s VP for Workforce Development Kimberly Moore at Gadsden County Development Council’s February meeting Tuesday morning.
    Moore said a ribbon cutting for the school will be the day before, March 21. Moore also said the school will work collaboratively with Gadsden Technical Institute instead of trying to duplicate GTI’s programs.  
    Many different initiatives from community organizations were announced at Tuesday’s meeting.

  • Turning to the next chapter

    After 26 years with the Quincy Fire Department, Chief Scott Haire will arrive at the station for his last day of service
    Feb. 29.
    Haire, now 47, was born in Gadsden County and raised in Quincy, where he plans to stay while in retirement. He graduated from Tallavana Christian School when it was Gadsden Christian Academy.

  • Dental care coming to Gadsden schools

    By Ashley E. Smith

    Correspondent

  • Local teen among Biletnikoff banquet honorees

    While Baylor University’s Corey Clark accepted his award for excellence at the wide receiver position in college football Saturday at the Biletnikoff Award Banquet held at the banquet hall in FSU‘s Doak Campbell Stadium, Robert F. Munroe’s Gracie Elizabeth Kelleher, one of the 15 scholarship beneficiaries of the same program, was also recognized for winning the program scholarship and additionally being the sole recipient of the namesake, memorial scholarship.

  • Collecting history

    The board for the Apalachicola Arsenal Museum in Chattahoochee continued its monthly fundraising exhibitions Saturday for the transformation of the old military arsenal into a tech-savvy museum with an afternoon set of presentations and amateur photo gallery dedicated to Gadsden County
    history.