Local News

  • Midway council votes to unseat Willis

    The Midway City Council voted to remove one of its members, Chuck Willis of District 4, at a meeting March 17 called specifically to discuss Willis’ alleged violation of city charter rules for council members.

    The rule in question comes from charter Section 2.2, requiring forfeiture for council members who cease to live in the districts they represent.

  • Over objections, Arts Trail plans continue

    Recommendations from a taskforce of Gadsden County residents, which FDOT representatives said would have “killed” the proposed Florida Arts Trail Multi-Use Path were denied from affecting the trail’s current direction as board members of the Capital Regional Transportation Planning Agency voted to reject the recommendations at their March 21 meeting and move forward with the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study as planned.

  • Rural County Summit aims to foster trust

    Law enforcement officials from national and local agencies involved in the handling of recent high-profile incidents will speak to sheriff’s deputies from Gadsden and other counties during this year’s Rural County Summit about how to foster trust between law enforcement and community.

  • Suspect found guilty in beating death

    State Hospital second-degree murder suspect Deontra French, 25, was found guilty for his role in the beating death of another patient, convicted of lesser charge manslaughter, after a day-long trial Wednesday, March 23, in the Guy A. Race Judicial Complex.

    Sentencing is scheduled for May 5.

  • Hopping into springtime

    First Baptist Church of Quincy had its annual, community-wide Easter event this past Saturday afternoon.
    Adults were able to participate in games such as an egg toss while children’s activities culminated with the Easter egg hunt.
    The lot of 1,500 eggs included a dozen or so golden eggs, some small and some large. The smaller ones contained $2 gold coins, while the larger ones contained gift certificates to McDonald’s.

  • Quincy approves new business

    Capital Hydraulics is free to move its Tallahassee-based automotive business to Quincy now, as the city’s commissioners voted Tuesday night to approve the company’s application to operate in the city.
    The site Capital Hydraulics will move to totals 11,444 square feet on 5 acres and is located at 190 Corporate Court, in the business park off Joe Adams Road. Two metal buildings are on the site, which previously housed All-Tech.

  • After school the learning goes on

    AMI Kids Gadsden has spent the last year giving middle- and high- school students the opportunity to earn certifications in culinary arts and Information Technology through their after-school program.

  • Preparing for the worst

    While holding principals from four county schools hostage, the armed man sticks his head out the door and into the hall, only to see four officers closing in on him. So he shoots.
    The officers enter the classroom guns ablaze, unleashing on the armed man until he falls to the ground.
    That’s one of the drills groups of Gadsden County law enforcement personnel ran over and over as they were trained on Carter Parramore Academy’s campus Friday to handle active shooter situations.

  • Gadsden primary picks: Clinton, Trump

    While Hillary Clinton easily won the Democratic Presidential Preference Primary vote in Gadsden County, earning 76.42 percent, Donald Trump won the Republican Primary over Ted Cruz by just 10 points, unofficial reports said Tuesday night.
    Data shows 9,744 people voted in the Democratic Primary while 2,379 voted in the Republican presidential primary.
    Bernie Sanders earned 19.95 percent of the Democratic vote, while Martin O’Malley won 3.63 percent.

  • BOCC to ask USDA for $200K

    Commissioner approval was given Tuesday night for the county to request $200,000 from the USDA for the construction of a replacement to the William A. Inman Agriculture Center.
    Gadsden County Administrator Robert Presnell said during the Board of County Commissioners meeting that the county has already secured $500,000 for the replacement and is hoping to receive $500,000 that was budgeted for the Center by the state legislature.