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  • After Hermine hits: Helping hands

    As a result of Hurricane Hermine, which thousands of Gadsden County families were still without power Tuesday morning.
    The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office along with its Emergency Operations Center continued working to provide relief for local families that were still in need.
    After being with out power for several days, many residents in the Vanguard Village Apartments in Gretna were thankful to see Gadsden County deputies along with the American Red Cross and AmeriCorps volunteers show up with hot meals and packs of water.

  • Local maintenance manager earns award

    Quincy Commissioners congratulated Albert Hill for winning one of the United States Department of Agriculture’s 2016 Site Manager of the Year awards.  They also presented him with a plaque for his achievement at their meeting last week.
    Commissioner Daniel McMillan said Hill received national recognition for winning the award.  
    According to a USDA press release, this year’s awards were presented in four categories.  Hill, the maintenance manager for Golden Leaf Apartments in Quincy, was named the 2016 winner in the maintenance

  • Former Midway manager’s legal wins continue

    The city of Midway suffered another court loss on Aug. 11 when a Gadsden County judge ruled that Midway must post a bond within 30 days to cover former city manager Dot-Inman Johnson’s financial damages, according to court documents.
    According to the motion to vacate stay, the bond must cover the $44,287.90 the city owes Inman-Johnson, as well as double the 4.75 percent interest, which will total more than $48,000.  

  • Whizzing through

    The courthouse square was filled this past Saturday as people of all ages sat in the grass, enjoying the shade, while cyclists raced through the streets of downtown Quincy.  In its second year, RedEye Velo Stage Race brought out hundreds of Gadsden County residents
    and tourists.
    Spectators watched the athletes compete for merchandise, medals and even some cash prizes for the pro racers.
    Some of the cyclists could be heard trash-talking with rivals as they sped by, while others could be heard encouraging their teammates.

  • Primary sets stage for broad field on Election Day

    A little over 40 percent of Gadsden’s County’s registered voters turned up at the polls Tuesday for the primary elections.  Unofficial election results were released later that night.
    Incumbent Sheriff Morris A. Young won his primary race, prevailing over fellow democrat Glen Russ.  Young will face Tracy Smith, Rodney Moore, and Cedric Russ in the general election in November.
    Roger P. Milton won the race for Superintendent of Schools, and will face Elijah Key in the upcoming general election.

  • Pair accused of stealing from distribution center

    ERIN HILL
    Reporter

  • Marketing plan aims to boost job growth

    ERIN HILL
    Reporter

  • Celebrating success

    ERIN HILL
    Reporter

  • Schools superintendent shares thoughts on final term

    ERIN HILL
    Reporter

  • Open house lures learners

    Students, along with their families, filled the halls of Havana Magnet School this past Friday for an open house and orientation.
    Akelia Knight said her 7-year-old daughter Makayla is entering the second grade.  This will be Makayla’s second year at Havana Magnet.  
    “She has been doing so much better here,” Knight said.  
    As students visited their new classrooms and met their teachers, the school gave away uniforms and school supplies, and also raffled off backpacks.