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  • Young athlete’s career kicking into high gear

    At six years old Qwuantrezz Knight knew football would take him places.
    It was his first day with the Quincy Rec league, skipping flag and going directly to tackle, having his father sign the waiver allowing 6-year-olds to play on a team with pre-teens, Knight quickly impressed coaches with his defensive prowess.
    “I hospitalized a boy the first day,“ Knight said. “I pretty much knew football would be the thing for me.”

  • East Gadsden senior signs with Terps

    By DILLON APPLEMAN

    Intern

  • New TCC site to open in March

    The Tallahassee Community College Gadsden Center will be operational March 22, announced the school’s VP for Workforce Development Kimberly Moore at Gadsden County Development Council’s February meeting Tuesday morning.
    Moore said a ribbon cutting for the school will be the day before, March 21. Moore also said the school will work collaboratively with Gadsden Technical Institute instead of trying to duplicate GTI’s programs.  
    Many different initiatives from community organizations were announced at Tuesday’s meeting.

  • Turning to the next chapter

    After 26 years with the Quincy Fire Department, Chief Scott Haire will arrive at the station for his last day of service
    Feb. 29.
    Haire, now 47, was born in Gadsden County and raised in Quincy, where he plans to stay while in retirement. He graduated from Tallavana Christian School when it was Gadsden Christian Academy.

  • Dental care coming to Gadsden schools

    By Ashley E. Smith

    Correspondent

  • Local teen among Biletnikoff banquet honorees

    While Baylor University’s Corey Clark accepted his award for excellence at the wide receiver position in college football Saturday at the Biletnikoff Award Banquet held at the banquet hall in FSU‘s Doak Campbell Stadium, Robert F. Munroe’s Gracie Elizabeth Kelleher, one of the 15 scholarship beneficiaries of the same program, was also recognized for winning the program scholarship and additionally being the sole recipient of the namesake, memorial scholarship.

  • Collecting history

    The board for the Apalachicola Arsenal Museum in Chattahoochee continued its monthly fundraising exhibitions Saturday for the transformation of the old military arsenal into a tech-savvy museum with an afternoon set of presentations and amateur photo gallery dedicated to Gadsden County
    history.

  • More bad luck for Gretna casino’s slot machine plans

    Plans for slot machines at Creek Entertainment now face opposition on two fronts: the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation‘s assertion that Gretna‘s claim to slots is not legitimate, which will be decided by the Supreme Court in July, and the Gov. Rick Scott-supported Seminole Compact that could guarantee rights for blackjack, craps and roulette in the state exclusively to the Seminole Indian tribe and their facilities.

  • Ready to roll along

    The Board of County Commissioners approved in six separate votes one company taking on the survey, design and contractor procurement services for paving projects on six county roads at their regular meeting Tuesday.
    The paving projects are being funded by the Florida Department of Transportation, which has also approved the contracted company,  Preble-Rish Inc., for the job, according to meeting filings.

  • Gadsden’s Teacher of the Year has claimed the accolade twice

      In 2006, a recent graduate of the University of Central Florida with Gadsden County roots moved back to her father’s hometown Quincy to teach at Carter-Parramore Academy, thinking the city’s proximity to Florida State University would give her the opportunity to one day pursue what had long been her goal: become a law school graduate.