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  • A gathering to remember



  • Sheriff’s office raids grow house

    On Friday, June 24, the Gadsden County Sheriff Office Criminal Investigations Division conducted a drug operation that subsequently led to the discovery of a marijuana grow house, according to a GCSO press release.
    A search of the residence at 137 Cane Creek Road, Quincy, resulted in the discovery of a sophisticated marijuana cultivation system.
    The investigation resulted in the seizure of several full-grown potted marijuana plants along with drug paraphernalia. The street value of the seizure was valued at
    approximately $55,000.

  • Gadsden jobless rate drops



  • Firefighter grads prepared for the worst

    The Tallahassee Fire Academy (TFA) graduated its 19th firefighter recruit class on Tuesday evening, June 21. Among the 26 recruits was Quincy native Jesus Tobias.
    Keynote speaker Jerome Gaines, chief of Tallahassee Fire Department’s, spoke to the recruits about the importance and privilege of being a firefighter.
    “You are opening yourself to a career that is, in one word, amazing … It is not for the weak of heart, it requires compassion.”

  • Getting together

    The opportunity to enjoy authentic South American food brought together scores of the county’s Hispanic population Saturday for a daylong festival at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Quincy.
    “It’s always an event that brings a sense of unity to the community,” said churchgoer Enrique Barrera.

  • What does a ‘food desert’ look like?

    Editor’s note: This summer series will examine the state of health and wellness in Gadsden County, prompted in part by a recent study that put Gadsden County at the bottom of the list in Florida’s county-by-county health rankings.

  • Citizens Bill of Rights splits BOCC

    Because the four county commissioners present at their Tuesday night meeting were split on whether companies wishing to enter the county should be required before construction to receive a supermajority approval from the commission, no action was taken on an amendment that would have removed the code.

  • QPD’s old digs get facelift

    The first phase in returning the Quincy Police Department to its own building has begun.
    With a $350,000 grant from the Florida Division of Historic Preservation, the City of Quincy is fixing the exterior of the old Quincy Police Department. This phase of the project will see the roof replaced and mortar of the bricks “retucked,” said Quincy Community Redevelopment Agency Director Regina Davis.

  • Event aims to inspire health

    Oneil Brown, known around the region as the Fitness Preacher, and a few of his students led a group comprised mostly of women in 30 minutes of exercise Saturday at New Bethel AME Church after also teaching them healthier dietary practices.

  • Identity thieves hit Midway coffers for $20K

    Midway City Manager Auburn Ford announced the City had been the victim of identity theft at the city council’s monthly meeting this past Thursday, losing more than $20,000 to scammers before the city’s bank caught wind of what was happening.
    Ford said the bank, Capital City, reimbursed Midway for the lost funds, but were now wanting the city to attain ACH blocking and filtering services. Council members unanimously approved the city attaining those services.