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  • Boyd met with strong questions, even stronger answers at gathering

    There were only a few seats left at the Leaf Theatre Aug. 25 as U.S. Congressman Allen Boyd opened a town meeting to discuss the health care initiative. He said most of the people in the room were raised by parents whose lives were shaped by the Great Depression and many people are losing their jobs and their homes – and people are "scared."

    "I'm delighted you're here. You were told last September that our financial institutions were about to collapse. That didn't happen but we never get credit for averting disaster," Boyd said.

  • Board must act to save hospital

    The Gadsden County Board of Commissioners have a tough decision to make and they must make it soon according to Michael Glazer, attorney for Gadsden Hospital Inc. Board of Directors, who laid the board’s options on the line Tuesday.

  • City to look closely at rec department

    The Quincy City Commission took pencil to paper last Wednesday and Thursday nights during the first two of three budget workshops planned before September public hearings to adopt the 2009-10 budget.

    Commissioners studied the proposed budget almost line by line in an attempt to lower spending while continuing to provided services at a level to please citizens.

  • Midway, Gretna eateries cited for critical infractions

    A Midway restaurant was cited for seven critical violations, while a Gretna eatery received five during recent inspections by health inspectors from the Florida Department of Business  & Professional Regulation.

  • Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Arrest Report

    Jeremy Vickers: Introduction of contraband into a detention facility, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana

    Willie Williams: False imprisonment, domestic assault

    Sharum Moore: Armed robbery, grand theft

    Alexi Deangelo Jackson: Dealing in stolen property

    Manita Patterson: Violation of parole, grand theft, FTA/Obtaining property/Services by PWBC

    Peter Clemons: False imprisonment, domestic assault and battery

  • Speech to be played in Gadsden County

    According to Gadsden County Schools Superintendent Reginald James, President Barack Obama's speech, to be podcast  via the White House's Web site Tuesday at noon, will be available to those students who wish to see it.

  • Schools ‘coach’ says failing high schools will turn around this year

    Gadsden County Schools Superintendent Reginald James says his team is facing a tough “season” during the new school year, which kicked off Monday. But this coach says they’re ready.

    Although James said the elementary and middle schools are on track, the county’s high schools, East Gadsden and West Gadsden, still pose a huge challenge.

    “Our biggest challenges are basically our two high schools,” James said. “Our high schools presented a unique challenge to me as a superintendent.”

  • Everyone has to jump on board for hospital to work, say city, county officials

    Construction on Gadsden Memorial Hospital is complete, according to Clyde Collins, construction manager, but the building cannot be released for occupancy until it is furnished.

    Collins was asked to give a construction report to the Gadsden Hospital Inc. Board of Directors on Monday. But although the building is complete, nothing more can happen until it is furnished. The Agency on Health Care Administration cannot complete its final inspections and release the building until this is accomplished.

  • Motorist hits house, flees scene; tips by neighbors lead to arrest

    The front skirting of Bertha Hughes' home at 425 Cleveland St. in Quincy was damaged  Sunday around 5 p.m. when a late model Ford Mustang driven by Charles Jenkins, 42,  plowed into it. After hitting the house, Jenkins left the scene of the accident. Witnesses told police where he had gone and officers arrested him a few blocks away on Hardin Street. He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and having no driver’s license. Jenkins failed the field sobriety test and  police records indicate he refused to take the breathalyzer test.

  • Officials await results on ID of body in car

    An automobile crash claimed the life of one person early Aug. 19 in Chattahoochee.

    A spokesman with the Chattahoochee Police Department confirmed that the crash occurred around 4 a.m. on Maple Street. The identity of an individual in the car has not been confirmed because the body was too badly burned. DNA testing will be used to confirm the identity of the victim, which could take up to a week.