Local News

  • Havana man drowns in Swamp Creek

    The body of an elderly man was pulled from a creek in Havana Friday morning.

    Lewis Jackson, 74, never returned home from a fishing excursion at Swamp Creek on Thursday afternoon, say family members who lived with Jackson near the creek and went searching for him after a few hours.

    Those family members found Jackson’s truck and fishing equipment, but saw no signs of Jackson. That’s when they contacted the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Livestock event a home-grown success

    Seven members of the Gadsden County 4H club spent the past year raising, feeding and grooming steer and swine so the animals would be best suited to be auctioned off at the 71st annual Steer & Market Swine Show this past Saturday night. When the event, and therefore process, was officially over, some members released a sigh of relief while others expressed grief over selling off the animal they’d spent so much time with.

  • Creepy situation: Too many bats in school’s cafeteria

    A bat infestation problem that caused George W. Munroe Elementary School’s cafeteria to shut down is expected to have been cleared up.
    Students eating lunch were startled last Wednesday when bats began flying over their heads in the cafeteria.
    “They were in the cafeteria, and I heard a lot of screaming. I thought, ‘What is going on?” Principal Allysun Davis said. “It turns out the kids saw a bat flying above them.”
    But the cafeteria has been cleared to reopen after a Monday visit from a pest specialist company called Critter Control and a representative with the Department of Health.

  • Former Quincy police chief to run for sheriff in Leon County

    Former Quincy Police Chief Walt McNeil officially filed documents March 5 that put him in the race for the office of sheriff in Leon County.
    Before serving as Quincy’s police chief for three years, McNeil served as Tallahassee’s police chief for 10 years and was appointed to two leadership positions by former Governor Charlie Crist.
    He resigned from his position as Quincy’s police chief in September 2014 so he could help with Crist’s unsuccessful 2014 gubernatorial campaign.
    Quincy’s Interim Police Chief Glenn Sapp worked under McNeil on both the Tallahassee and Quincy police forces.

  • No recall election for Micah Brown


    A press conference was held Tuesday afternoon at Quincy’s City Hall to announce that Commissioner Micah Brown will no longer be facing a recall election.

  • Growing pot to create jobs in Midway?


    Midway commissioners left their March 5 meeting under the notion that they would give further consideration to two issues: whether or not they will approve a church’s efforts to build a charter school in Midway and if they’ll accept the Florida Legislature’s offer to allow medical marijuana cultivation in Midway. 

  • Living black history

    Tallahassee Community College’s black history month program provided a stage for the founder of Quincy’s Black Heritage Museum to share the story of her civil rights work Friday morning on the college’s campus.

  • Goodwill to celebrate new digs Friday

    An everlasting topic of discussion in Gadsden County is the need for more opportunities to develop career skills for under- or un-employed job seekers. Goodwill Industries plans to contribute to that effort.

  • Quincy cleared to pay Brown's legal fees

    A request that would have temporarily disallowed the city of Quincy to use taxpayer funds to pay legal fees related to the recall effort against Commissioner Micah Brown has been denied. 

  • Learning to be brave