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  • Midway fires city manager

    In a letter to Midway Mayor Jerrod Holton dated Aug. 26, Auburn Ford Jr. tendered his resignation effective Aug. 31. But the Midway City Council did not accept Ford’s resignation and instead fired him during a Special Meeting/

    Budget Workshop on Aug. 26.

    “He presented a letter of resignation, and I believe we should accept it,” said Holton.

  • Ford remains in jail

    Troubles for former Midway City Manager Auburn Ford Jr. continue to mount. On Aug. 22, Circuit Judge Jonathan Sjostrom revoked and terminated Ford’s probationary status and sentenced him to 90 days in jail (with credit for eight days served) followed by one year of community control.

  • Reason to celebrate
  • Officials seek new home for EMS

    It appears the buildings at 412 East Jefferson Street in Quincy housing the county’s Emergency Medical Services are too small for their needs. That’s why County Administrator Robert Presnell and EMS Director Tommy Baker asked the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners for permission to seek a grant to facilitate the purchase of the old Thomas Motor Cars lot and buildings.

  • Ford submits resignation letter

    Auburn Ford Jr., Midway city manager, submitted his letter of resignation to Mayor Jerrod Holton on Monday. “It is with mixed emotions, yet with firm conviction that I write this letter of resignation,” Ford wrote.

    This is the body of the letter of resignation:

  • Quincy hires two interim attorneys

    Quincy has gone from no city attorney to two interim attorneys. During a special Aug. 13 meeting, city commissioners voted to hire J. Jerome Miller as the city’s interim attorney and Hubert R. Brown as the attorney for the Community Redevelopment Agency. 

    The men will replace former city attorney Larry White who was terminated earlier this month.

  • Super Lube robbery leads to three arrests

    Three men, suspected of robbing the Quincy Super-Lube, were arrested shortly after the alleged crime Aug, 13.

  • Ready to learn

    They were bright–eyed and ready to learn Monday morning as the first day of school went off without a hitch. Thousands of children came to school by bus, car and a few walked but all appeared ready for the start of a new year. 

    Teachers had been preparing classrooms since last week with brightly colored bulletin boards intended to get students in the mindset for learning.

  • FBI raids Midway City Hall

    Federal and state agents descended Aug. 15 on Midway City Hall, the homes of Midway City Manager Auburn Ford Jr., as well as citizen and contractor Sam Stevens.

    “This is a joint investigation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The city hall has been closed and should reopen around noon,” said an FDLE agent station outside of city hall early Thursday morning. He suggested that all inquires be made to FDLE’s public information office.

  • FBI raids Midway City Hall

    Federal and state agents descended Aug. 15 on Midway City Hall, the homes of Midway City Manager Auburn Ford Jr., as well as citizen and contractor Sam Stevens.

    “This is a joint investigation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The city hall has been closed and should reopen around noon,” said an FDLE agent station outside of city hall early Thursday morning. He suggested that all inquires be made to FDLE’s public information office.