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  • Tornado whips through Greensboro

    At about 5:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17,  a tornado touched down in Greensboro. The system caused temporary power outages, particularly in the Sycamore Community, due to fallen trees on power lines, according to a Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office press release issued Monday evening. Talquin Electric was working to restore power as outages were still reported in that area.

  • Aiming for opportunities

    Tallahassee Community College symbolically broke ground for its Gadsden Center on Monday in Quincy at an event attended by commissioners and officials from different municipalities across the county.

  • Banks apologizes before execution

    The buzzing from the in-wall air conditioning unit is the only sound heard as witnesses sit silently in anticipation of what’s to come.
    This is the final hour for Chadwick Banks. The double-murder and rape he committed 22 years ago have led to this moment: 28 witnesses, four of them family members of the victims, await the moment a lethal injection serves as justice for the deaths of Cassandra Banks and her daughter, 10-year-old Melody Cooper.
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  • Celebration marks 10 years in office for sheriff

    It’s been 10 years since Morris Young was elected sheriff of Gadsden County, and, in celebration of that fact, sheriff’s deputies, staff, county commissioners, Young’s friends and family and the sheriff himself gathered Nov. 14 at Greater Tanner Chapel AME in Quincy to recount their favorite stories about Young.

  • Mission for Madison

    Diabetes awareness will be the cause for a daylong event at Corey Field in Quincy on Saturday, November 15.

    Spearheading the event is a competitive cheerleading group based in Quincy named Pretty Girls and Swaggn Boyz.

    The cheerleading group was inspired to hold the event by one of their members, 12-year-old Madison, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes during the 2012 winter holiday season.

  • Gadsden voters choose leaders

    In the only races specific to Gadsden County this election, former teacher Steve Scott and incumbent Charlie Frost both won bids to represent their districts on the Gadsden County School Board, according to unofficial results.

    Scott defeated Rodney Moore to represent District 2, which covers parts of Quincy and Havana, by capturing 49.85 percent of the vote compared to Moore’s 42.38 percent.

  • Man claims he fired shotgun to save grandparents

    A man who faces weapons charges in connection with an incident in which a shotgun was fired told law enforcement he did it to save his grandparents.

    Upon responding to a call for the discharging of a firearm, a Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office deputy heard the suspect’s account of how Javaris Harris, 26, the man arrested for discharging the firearm, did so because his target had kidnapped him and threatened to shoot his grandparents if they didn’t pay his ransom.

    According to the arrest report, this is what happened:

  • Panthers handle Bulldogs

    One night prior to playing against their cross town rivals the Panthers put together a convincing win at home against Liberty County.
    West Gadsden came out with a lot of energy on both ends of the floor; they ran an effective press on defense and did a great job of pushing the ball in transition.
    Liberty had a difficult time dealing with West Gadsden’s overall team speed. As the first quarter came to an end on a nice block by Mark Bradwell, the Bulldogs found themselves trailing by a score of 32-8.  

  • Jaguars, Panthers finish tourney in style

    This season the East and West Gadsden boys basketball teams kicked off their seasons with a Boosters Tip-off classic, the other participating high schools included Thomasville High, North Florida Educational Institute (Jacksonville), Rickards High, Colquitt County High and Santa Fe High (Alachua).
    This past Saturday both East and West Gadsden concluded the Booster Tip-off Classic with big wins; West Gadsden faced off against Santa Fe and East Gadsden ended the night against North Florida Educational Institute.

  • Artistic tradition continues

    Fans of art and artists alike converged on downtown Quincy Friday night as the Gadsden Arts Center conducted the 26th annual Art in Gadsden exhibition. More than 100 people packed the center to view 110 pieces being presented as a part of the exhibition. The pieces will be on display until Dec. 23 and they’re available for purchase, with prices ranging from $85 to $20,000.