Local News

  • 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
  • Living the dream: Newlyweds beginning cross-country trek

    Walking across the country like the titular character in “Forrest Gump”, a couple paused their 2,400-mile journey this past Thursday night to rest in Quincy.
    David and Natalie McDonald, 23 and 19, walk 20 miles every day, except Sundays, and plan to do so for the next seven months. After walking 20 miles every day, they either sleep outside in a tent or are invited by someone who knows the reason they’re walking to spend the night in their house.

  • Judge hears arguments in Quincy legal fee case

    The judge presiding over Quincy Commissioner Keith Dowdell’s lawsuit with a group of Quincy citizens against the city of Quincy made it clear in the case’s first hearing Tuesday afternoon he would be ruling over whether the Quincy Commission made an illegal decision paying legal expenses — not whether that decision was a
    logical one.