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  • Event honors late physician’s legacy, supports Big Bend Hospice

    Big Bend Hospice Gadsden invited the community Saturday to their annual Dr. Jessie Furlow Memorial benefit dinner.
    The event, which was held at the Golf Club of Quincy, drew dozens.
    The yearly event recognizes Furlow’s contributions.  She was one of Gadsden County’s most beloved physicians.  
    There were live and silent auctions, and entertainment by Stanley DuPont and Tallahassee Nights Live.

  • Library supports beloved staffer with fundraiser

    This past Monday, the Gadsden County Public Library in Quincy hosted a cookout fundraiser to help Joan Vann, a library employee who lost her home in a fire on March 19.
    Vann, who is the Bookmobile librarian, said, “I’m just overwhelmed.  I work with the best here in Gadsden County at the Library.”
    Vann said her husband was in the house when the fire started, but made it out unharmed.
    “The blessing in the whole thing was no life was lost,” Vann said.    

  • Quincy Main Street earns statewide acclaim

    Quincy Main Street has been designated the April 2017 Florida Program of the Month.  Secretary of State Ken Detzner made the announcement last week.
    According to a press release, communities are selected based on their developmental achievements and participation in the Florida Main Street Program.  Quincy has been apart of the Florida Main Street Program since 1987.

  • School board motions for school consolidations pass by 3-2 margin

    There was standing room only at the Gadsden County School Board’s special meeting on Tuesday as board members voted on Superintendent Roger Milton’s reconfiguration plan.
    The first recommendation from the superintendent was to begin the process of applying for a legislative special facilities appropriation to construct a new K-8 school to replace Stewart Street and Gadsden Elementary Magnet School.

  • ‘Only the beginning’

    Tahir Montgomery and Russell Harrison Jr., have been named West Gadsden High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian.
    WGHS Principal James Mills said both young men are jovial, respectful and excellent inside and outside the classroom.  Both were on the football team, which won the regional championship, and the basketball team, which won the 2017 Class 1A State Championship.
    Mills said Montgomery is well respected by his peers and teachers.
    “He’s a true testament of what good things can come out of Gadsden County,” Mills said.

  • Grieving for loss of landmark

    It’s been almost two weeks since the historic Stevens High School burned down, and the community is still trying to cope with the loss.  

  • After insurance snafu, Armada Ammunition reopens

    Armada Ammunition is open for business after being closed for almost a month due to workers compensation insurance issues.
    The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation within the state’s department of financial services investigated Armada after receiving a public referral alleging Armada Ammunition was not in compliance. DFS spokesman Jon Moore said their investigators did an inspection, and based on their findings, on Feb. 25, the department issued a stop-work order.

  • Quincy picks new code magistrate

    At a Quincy City Commission meeting on March 28, commissioners voted 5-0 to appoint Mark Dickeson as the code enforcement special magistrate.
    According to the meeting’s agenda, Dickeson is a long-time resident of  Quincy.  He has a master’s degree in international affairs and extensive professional experience that includes services in the Federal Emergency Management Administration and in the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer.

  • Talquin Electric rescinds boil water notice in Midway area

    The Precautionary Boil Water Notice issued April 27 for Talquin Electric Cooperative water members in the Gadsden Regional Water System in the Midway area-south of Dupont Road, East of Peters Road and West of Ochlockonee River, has been rescinded. The bacteriological survey showed the water is safe to drink.  There is no contamination in the system. Approximately 1,533 water services are affected by this notice.

  • Bobcat baseball challenges continue

    The Bobcats bats went silent and the team lost two games last week because of it.  Coach Jeremy Barlow cited the team’s inability to get two-out hits with runners in scoring position as a huge reason for both losses.  
    “Several times we needed a timely hit with runners in scoring position, but we don’t put the ball in play.  We must learn to capitalize on that if we expect to be successful,” said Barlow.
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