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  • Made in the shade at Porchfest

    The fourth annual Quincy Porchfest gave attendees the opportunity to enjoy barbeque, reinterpret their surroundings through art and ride segways through the town’s historic district as bands played covers and original selections from the front porches of some of the town’s most historic homes this past Saturday afternoon.

  • Florida bear hunt called off after second day

    The 2015 Florida bear hunt was called off after its second day Sunday night as it was reported 295 bears had been killed.
    The hunt was supposed to last seven days or until 320 bears had been killed.
    112 bears were killed in the East Panhandle bear management unit, a region including Gadsden, Leon and 11 other counties. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission had set the region’s quota at 40.

  • BOCC votes for art project

    Plans for having a street mural painted on the Adams Street side of the Board of County Commissioners building will move forward as the BOCC voted at their Oct. 20 meeting to begin advertising for bids from painters interested in doing the job.
    The mural will be painted in an effort to spark the revitalization of Adams Street. Chairwoman Brenda Holt said she visited St. Petersburg for a tour of the city’s murals and was told the area became a prime location for businesses in St. Petersburg after the murals were painted.

  • Coming home to Greensboro

    Spectators lined the streets of Greensboro Friday as the West Gadsden High School homecoming parade made its way through the city’s downtown.
    Many of those spectators were parents who came out to show support for their children elected to the various homecoming courts or participating in dance and cheer groups.

  • Bobcats roughed up by Oak Hall

    By Jimmy Harris

  • Man accused of molesting child

    A Gretna man invited to live in relative’s house for a year eventually sexually assaulted the relative’s daughter, authorities say.
    Rigoberta Huapilla, 26, of Gretna, was apprehended Sept. 25 for lewd and lascivious behavior in relation to the claims of child molestation made nearly two years ago.
    According to arrest reports, Huapilla would climb into a girl’s bed and fondle her with one hand as he used the other to cover her mouth so she couldn’t scream for help.

  • FHP arrests Milton woman on drug charges

    A Milton woman reported to Florida Highway Patrol dispatch for erratic driving Sept. 27 was found in possession of a variety of drugs and now faces drug dealing charges, according to FHP.
    Misty Giorgio, 33, of Milton, Fla., of selling drugs, drug possession and possessing drug equipment.
    That morning, a caller to dispatch reported Giorgio to running drivers off the road with her reckless driving. An officer soon spotted Giorgio and trailed her for several miles, watching her weave from lane to lane. He stopped her after he could determine she was speeding.

  • Porchfest returning to Quincy

    Homes in Quincy’s historic district will once again play host to an assortment of Americana, rock and blues bands when the fourth annual Quincy Porchfest comes to town Oct. 24.
    Sixteen bands will play beginning at 1 p.m., and the day will culminate at the Leaf Theater with a two-hour performance from a jazz big band named Thursday Night Music Club.
    In addition, organizers will introduce a new attraction to Porchfest called the Sketch Crawl, which is a drawing marathon where artists will be sketching and journaling throughout the day.

  • Tasty tradition continues in Concord
  • Group aims to boost economy

    The Quincy commissioners were given an update at their Oct. 13 meeting on the efforts made by the Gadsden County Development Council.
    Beth Kirkland of the GCDC spoke to the commissioners about the GCDC’s work to design and fund a comprehensive economic development strategy for the county.