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  • County leaders honor teen employees

    County honors teen summer employees
    By Erin Hill
    The Gadsden County Commission hosted a reception for the county’s summer youth employees.
    The teens and their families were invited to Gadsden County’s seniors center for dinner as they received awards for their hard work.
    Kiara Walls and Imani Whitehead were among the teens who had summer jobs through the county program.
    Walls who worked at Carter-Parramore Academy under Frances Harrell said, “It was a good experience to work with the kids and actually have a job.”

  • Honoring his memory

    The rain did not dampen the spirits of those celebrating the life of Minister Alphono Figgers at a park dedication on Saturday.
    The city of Quincy has renamed Shaw Quarters Park after Figgers.  He worked diligently to get the park in the community he grew up in.  Figgers, who died in April, was not only a lifetime resident of Quincy, but also a human rights activist after he was convicted of murder as one of the “Quincy Five” and later exonerated.  He had a strong presence in the Gadsden County community.

  • QPD fires police officer after sexual misconduct investigation

    A Quincy police officer was recently fired after an alleged sexual encounter with an inmate.
    Capt. Robert MIxson with QPD said Carl Brown was terminated Friday, July 28.  The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office released a statement earlier last month stating that after interviewing the two parties, the Sheriff’s Office confirmed that two instances of inappropriate sexual contact had taken place between the police officer and an inmate of the county jail.

  • Law change could be recipe for home-baked success

    Think you could turn your secret recipe for chocolate chip cookies into a serious business but worried about too much red tape?
    An update to Florida’s cottage baking laws could give enterprising home bakers a big boost.

  • 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Water System in the Midway area-south of Dupont Road, East of Peters Road and West of Ochlockonee River, has been rescinded.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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  • 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.

  • 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.    

  • 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.