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  • Quincy zones spots for legal pot shops

    To prevent a bumper crop of medical marijuana dispensaries from sprouting up all over Quincy, city commissioners voted unanimously at their Feb. 14 meeting  to temporarily create districts where they would be permitted.

  • ‘It’s not all about the money’

    It was another packed house for the third proposed school reconfiguration community meeting.  This time it was held in Chattahoochee Elementary School’s media center.

  • Panthers heading to Lakeland

    On Tuesday night in Greensboro, the Panthers defeated the Tigers of Chipley High by a score of 52-43.
    This victory put West Gadsden back into the State Tournament and ended a three-year streak in which Chipley repeatedly bounced the Panthers out of the play-offs.
    Immediately after the game,  Coach  Andrew Moten expressed his happiness: “It feels great I’m very proud of my boys. I’m also extremely happy for our seniors. They’ve been knocked out in this game three years in a row.”

  • Rivals return to the hardwood — for the last time?

    Every year the Jaguars and Panthers square off twice a year on the hardwood, once at East Gadsden’s gym and once at Shank’s gym on West Gadsden’s senior night game. Unlike all the other games at Shanks, this past Friday’s game was uniquely significant. If the district follows through on its plan to merge the schools next school term it will mean that the rivalry has come to an abrupt end.

  • Fishing tourney takes over

    Gadsden County Tourist Development Council hosted the final leg of the Florida State Championship Crappie Masters’ Crappie Fishing Tournament this past weekend.  It was also the national qualifier.  The Renewable Fuels Association, American Ethanol and Bass Pro Shops hosted the event.
    Fifty-one teams from 12 states traveled to Lake Talquin for two days of competitive fishing.

  • Locals react to president’s ‘Muslim Ban’

    Millions are upset with President Donald Trump’s Executive Order temporarily halting travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.  
    The order, which was issued Friday, Jan. 27, severely restricted for 90 days citizens from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya and Yemen from entering the U.S. on any visa category.  Additionally, for 120 days it also bars the entry of any refugee who is awaiting resettlement in the U.S., and prohibits all Syrian refugees entering the U.S. until further notice.
    The order has triggered protests nationwide.

  • TCC launches computer literacy class

    It’s easier than ever to get plugged into the digital age.
    The Tallahassee Community College Gadsden Center will off Computer and Internet Literacy (CGS 1060) as a course from Feb. 13 through May 5.  The class is offered on Mondays and Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m.
    It’s a four-credit course, and those interested in enrolling in the course must already be a TCC student or apply to the school.

  • Third shooting suspect arrested

    A third suspect has been arrested in connection with a shooting in Gadsden Arms Apartments that left a 19-year-old Quincy man dead.
    Kentrell Thomas was shot on a sidewalk outside his apartment around 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29.
    According to a statement from Quincy police, Kevonte Montre Thomas, 18, of Tallahassee, was arrested Feb. 1 in connection to the shooting.  Thomas is being held in the Gadsden County Jail with no bond, on charges of second-degree murder.

  • Quincy man dies in shooting

    A Sunday night shooting has left a Quincy man dead and his family grieving.  
    Shalaunda Nealy said she was in her upstairs apartment washing dishes with her daughter Key’Lasha Thomas when the sound of gunshots rang out at Gadsden Arms, an apartment complex.
    Key’Laysha said when she heard the first gunshot she dropped the dish and asked her mother if she heard it.
    “Lord, I hope that’s not my baby,” was Nealy’s response, both women said.
    Both women said they then heard five or six more shots.

  • Small community celebrates new traffic light

    The Concord traffic light in Havana is finally up and running.  It was originally slated to go up last fall, but was pushed back because of the holidays and weather conditions.
    County officials and citizens met at the corner of Fairbanks Ferry Road and Concord Road on Tuesday, Jan. 30, for an activation ceremony.
    Gadsden County Commission Chairwoman Sherrie Taylor welcomed everyone and followed up with a prayer.
    Citizens were also given an opportunity to speak at the ceremony.