Local News

  • Montford talks state tax woes at Gadsden Chamber event

    State Sen. Bill Montford addessed high points of this year’s legislative session that affect Gadsden County businesses, and the local economy on June 29 at the Go Gadsden breakfast meeting.  
    Montford told those at the Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce event that some of the problems the area faces are children not being educated properly, state employees not receiving raises, and tax cuts eroding the purpose of government.

  • Graham all business at workshop

    U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham hosted a small business workshop on Tuesday, June 28, at the UF IFAS North Florida Research Center. She arrived at approximately 5 p.m., warmly greeting the audience of about 30 people as she walked to the front of the room.
    Before introducing the speakers,  the congresswoman emphasized what she believes most people already know: “small businesses are the backbone of our economy.” Through this workshop, she hoped to help small business owners and people interested in opening a small business “make their dreams come true.”

  • Churches host forum to promote law, order, unity


  • 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.