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Local News

  • RFM to close Monday due to Irma

    Robert F. Munroe Day School in Quincy/Mt. Pleasant has announced that the school will be closed Monday in anticipation of bad weather from Hurricane Irma. The school is open Friday and regularly scheduled activities for Saturday will proceed as planned.

  • Governor closes Florida public schools in advance of Hurricane Irma

    With Hurricane Irma looming over Florida, Gov. Rick Scott has directed all public K-12 schools, state colleges, state universities and state offices to close Friday, Sep. 8 through Monday, Sep. 11.

  • Beating the odds

    It started with just a little soreness under her arm.  Gaye Lashley said it was the end of 2008, and she was already seeing her doctor for another medical issue when she mentioned it to him.
    “When he pushed down, he could feel the swollen lymph node,” Lashley said.
    The doctor ordered a mammogram and ultrasound for her.  She said she always went to get a mammogram every year anyway.
    On Dec. 30, the test results came back.  Lashley said the mammogram and ultrasound had not detected the cancer.  

  • Man serving life sentence for Quincy woman’s murder back in court

    Kevin Johnson, who pleaded guilty in 2012 for the 2010 murder of 92-year-old Eunice “Sunny” Lester, was back in Quincy before Judge Barbara Hobbs on Tuesday for an evidentiary hearing.
    Johnson, 33, pleaded guilty in 2012 to premeditated first-degree murder, carjacking without a weapon and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon causing great bodily harm to a person 65 years or older.

  • History marches back

    By Vickie Lillo
    Correspondent

  • Quincy Christmas Parade Postponed

    The Quincy Christmas parade has been postponed until Thursday, Dec. 14, due to projected inclement weather.

  • New business draws crowds, creates jobs

    Cars were lined up to Jefferson Street from Popeyes’ drive-thru for the fast food restaurant’s opening Monday in Quincy right after the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.
    The service was fast, the employees were smiling and the food was fresh.
    Regional Manager Willie Barnes stood in the parking lot for most of the day directing traffic.  He said they wanted to open a location in Quincy because it’s a lovely city with beautiful people.
    Barnes also said they had a party Saturday for their 66 employees.

  • Midway’s new city manager gets four-year contract

    Many Midway citizens who attended Midway City Council’s meeting this past Thursday expressed outraged after council members voted to approve City Manager Leslie Steele’s four-year contract.

  • Gadsden Arts Center announces early closing time due to Hurricane Irma

    The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum will close at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, in order to make final preparations for Hurricane Irma. We hope to reopen Gadsden Arts to the public at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept.13. Please check the Gadsden Arts Facebook Page for updates.
    Remember: Be prepared, check on your neighbors before and after the storm, and stay safe!

  • Monthly clinic canceled due to Hurricane Irma

    The monthly diabetes treatment clinic scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Gadsden Memorial campus at 23186 Blue Star Highway, Suite 2, Quincy, has been canceled for this month due to Hurricane Irma. For information, call 850-224-7154.