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  • Library supports beloved staffer with fundraiser

    This past Monday, the Gadsden County Public Library in Quincy hosted a cookout fundraiser to help Joan Vann, a library employee who lost her home in a fire on March 19.
    Vann, who is the Bookmobile librarian, said, “I’m just overwhelmed.  I work with the best here in Gadsden County at the Library.”
    Vann said her husband was in the house when the fire started, but made it out unharmed.
    “The blessing in the whole thing was no life was lost,” Vann said.    

  • Quincy Main Street earns statewide acclaim

    Quincy Main Street has been designated the April 2017 Florida Program of the Month.  Secretary of State Ken Detzner made the announcement last week.
    According to a press release, communities are selected based on their developmental achievements and participation in the Florida Main Street Program.  Quincy has been apart of the Florida Main Street Program since 1987.

  • Talquin Electric rescinds boil water notice in Midway area

    The Precautionary Boil Water Notice issued April 27 for Talquin Electric Cooperative water members in the Gadsden Regional Water System in the Midway area-south of Dupont Road, East of Peters Road and West of Ochlockonee River, has been rescinded. The bacteriological survey showed the water is safe to drink.  There is no contamination in the system. Approximately 1,533 water services are affected by this notice.

  • Bobcat baseball challenges continue

    The Bobcats bats went silent and the team lost two games last week because of it.  Coach Jeremy Barlow cited the team’s inability to get two-out hits with runners in scoring position as a huge reason for both losses.  
    “Several times we needed a timely hit with runners in scoring position, but we don’t put the ball in play.  We must learn to capitalize on that if we expect to be successful,” said Barlow.
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  • Bobcat girls see first win ever

    Flag football
    Munroe and East Gadsden both participated this past Friday and Saturday in the largest interscholastic flag football tournament held in the United States. There were a total of 37 teams participating in the varsity and junior varsity divisions.   It was even international with a team from Canada participating.
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  • Teacher under suspicion of being high at school

    A West Gadsden High School Teacher is under investigation after fellow teachers and students reported that he acted as if he might be under the influence on the job.  Read more in the April 13 edition of The Gadsden County Times.

  • Midway considers rehiring former police chief

    Just weeks after firing Tom Murray, the Midway City Council is considering rehiring him after Murray threatened litigation.

  • Midway considers rehiring former police chief

    Just weeks after firing Tom Murray, the Midway City Council is considering rehiring him after Murray threatened litigation.

  • School board motions for school consolidations pass by 3-2 margin

    There was standing room only at the Gadsden County School Board’s special meeting on Tuesday as board members voted on Superintendent Roger Milton’s reconfiguration plan.
    The first recommendation from the superintendent was to begin the process of applying for a legislative special facilities appropriation to construct a new K-8 school to replace Stewart Street and Gadsden Elementary Magnet School.

  • Grieving for loss of landmark

    It’s been almost two weeks since the historic Stevens High School burned down, and the community is still trying to cope with the loss.