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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.

  • Talquin brings in crews to restore power in Gadsden County

    By Tuesday at least 99 percent of Talquin Electric Cooperative’s Gadsden County members’ electricity had been restored.  “Our general manager, Tracy Bensley, and his leadership had a plan in place that he executed immediately,” Maicel Green, Talquin’s communication and outreach Manager, said.
    Green said Bensley had an amazing team of experts he consulted with before, during and after the storm.

  • Hermine gives boost to some Gadsden County businesses

    Riding down Jefferson Street in Quincy Friday afternoon, it would have been hard not to notice the lines of cars wrapped around the parking lots of local restaurants.  Inside those restaurants finding a table to eat at quickly became a challenge.  Although the aftermath of a huge storm can cause devastation for many, Hurricane Hermine may have caused a surge in sales for local
    business owners.
    AJ’s Chicken and Things’ general manager Josh Fletcher said the restaurant had a considerable increase in business over the weekend.

  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • Restoring power after Hermine: Talquin reports mission accomplished

    As of Thursday morning, Sept. 8, Talquine Electric Cooperative has completed its restoration efforts related to Hurricane Hermine.
    Maicel Green, Communications and Outreach Manager, said they will spend today and tomorrow cleaning up debris, such as broken poles or other materials related to that restoration.

  • Serve! Girls volleyball continues countywide

    Munroe
    The county volleyball teams were able to get in a few games before Hermine came in and cancelled end-of-the-week matches.  
    Munroe
    defeats EGHS

  • Pair accused of stealing from distribution center

    ERIN HILL
    Reporter