Local News

  • Quincy leaders hear upbeat finance report


  • Firefighter grads prepared for the worst


  • A gathering to remember


  • Gadsden jobless rate drops


  • Sheriff’s office raids grow house

    On Friday, June 24, the Gadsden County Sheriff Office Criminal Investigations Division conducted a drug operation that subsequently led to the discovery of a marijuana grow house, according to a GCSO press release.
    A search of the residence at 137 Cane Creek Road, Quincy, resulted in the discovery of a sophisticated marijuana cultivation system.
    The investigation resulted in the seizure of several full-grown potted marijuana plants along with drug paraphernalia. The street value of the seizure was valued at
    approximately $55,000.

  • QPD’s old digs get facelift

    The first phase in returning the Quincy Police Department to its own building has begun.
    With a $350,000 grant from the Florida Division of Historic Preservation, the City of Quincy is fixing the exterior of the old Quincy Police Department. This phase of the project will see the roof replaced and mortar of the bricks “retucked,” said Quincy Community Redevelopment Agency Director Regina Davis.

  • What does a ‘food desert’ look like?

    Editor’s note: This summer series will examine the state of health and wellness in Gadsden County, prompted in part by a recent study that put Gadsden County at the bottom of the list in Florida’s county-by-county health rankings.

  • Getting together

    The opportunity to enjoy authentic South American food brought together scores of the county’s Hispanic population Saturday for a daylong festival at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Quincy.
    “It’s always an event that brings a sense of unity to the community,” said churchgoer Enrique Barrera.

  • Citizens Bill of Rights splits BOCC

    Because the four county commissioners present at their Tuesday night meeting were split on whether companies wishing to enter the county should be required before construction to receive a supermajority approval from the commission, no action was taken on an amendment that would have removed the code.

  • Partying like it’s 1976

    Though it came 40 years late, the James A. Shanks graduating class of 1976 finally had itself a prom.

    Fifty-five members from Shanks’ sixth integrated class met Saturday night at the National Guard Armory in Quincy dressed in their finest threads to recreate the prom they never had. The evening was one of a number of events the class organized in recognition of its 40th reunion. They danced, laughed and sang, each clearly enjoying the night as if they were all 18 again.