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  • Christmas rolls into Quincy

    Reportedly thousands of people lined the streets Friday night as a number of Quincy businesses, schools and governmental groups threw candy and played music from their festively decorated floats during the city’s annual Christmas Parade.

    There were costumes adorned to resemble characters such as Santa, Elsa from the Disney movie “Frozen” and a nativity scene representation.

    Marching bands from East Gadsden High and Shanks Middle entertained the crowd, and East Gadsden’s JROTC team impressed spectators with regulation-style drill routines.

  • High school grades released

    Preliminary grades for high schools statewide were released for the 2013-2014 school year by the Florida Department of Education on Dec. 18, revealing both Gadsden County high schools failed to join the 71 percent of state high schools that made an A or B.

    East Gadsden fell from its C rating this past year to a D rating; West Gadsden remained at an F rating. East Gadsden has never scored above a C since first being rated in 2004, and West Gadsden hasn’t done so since 1999, which is the first year for which data was made available.

  • Let it snow
  • Agency aims to promote healthy outlook

    The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity had a kick off meeting for its Competitive Florida Partnership with Gadsden County at the FAMU Research and Extension Farm on Monday morning. During the event,  FDEO representatives detailed a six -onth plan for helping Gadsden County agencies foster a mentality conducive to attracting better economic
    opportunities.

  • Project calls for safer walkways

    The Florida Department of Transportation recently released its five-year roadwork and construction plan for select counties across Florida, and the Gadsden County plan includes the construction of a sidewalk down South Adams road, which will increase safety for pedestrians trekking from the area around Tanyard Park to downtown.
    The sidewalk will be constructed on the western side of that street in 2019 and is one of many projects FDOT will complete in Gadsden County between 2016 and 2020.

  • Economic development approach emerging

    After postponing a decision about how to distribute $240,000 dedicated to county economic development at their Dec. 2 meeting until the three groups requesting the  funds have come together to form a collective plan, Gadsden County Commissioners listened to presentations from those three groups — the Gadsden County Development Council, Gadsden County Economic Development Council the and Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce — at a workshop Tuesday afternoon.

  • Project calls for safer walkways

    The Florida Department of Transportation recently released its five-year roadwork and construction plan for select counties across Florida, and the Gadsden County plan includes the construction of a sidewalk down South Adams road, which will increase safety for pedestrians trekking from the area around Tanyard Park to downtown.

    The sidewalk will be constructed on the western side of that street in 2019 and is one of many projects FDOT will complete in Gadsden County between 2016 and 2020.

  • Agency aims to promote healthy outlook

    The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity had a kick off meeting for its Competitive Florida Partnership with Gadsden County at the FAMU Research and Extension Farm on Monday morning. During the event,  FDEO representatives detailed a six -month plan for helping Gadsden County agencies foster a mentality conducive to attracting better economic opportunities.

  • Deputy loses home, contents to fire

    Deputy Regan Edwards and his family lost their home in the Sycamore Community to a house fire on Saturday, Dec. 13. The fire began in the master bedroom, completely destroying that side of the residence and causing severe smoke damage to the rest. Edwards attempted to extinguish the fire, according to first responders on scene, but the fire got out of control too fast, according to a Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Holiday parade to prompt detours

    Quincy will continue to receive assistance from the county with maintaining paved and unpaved streets in Quincy after city commissioners approved an agreement for maintenance services at their Tuesday night meeting.
    The commissioners also voted to appoint a review board for the purpose of analyzing applicants for Quincy’s city manager position, and Fire Chief Scott Haire was added to the Fire and Police Pension Board.