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  • 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.

  • Robbery suspects sought

    The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an armed robbery of a convenience store that occurred at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Neel Food Mart in the Shiloh Community.

  • Quincy Fire Chief announces retirement

    The retirement of the Quincy Fire Department’s chief, Scott Haire, was announced Tuesday at the Quincy Commission meeting.
    Haire said he had already submitted his resignation letter and dated it effective March 1, his last days on the job probably being the last days of February.

  • More than equal to the task

    His classroom walls are covered with drawings of algebraic expressions on handmade posters he calls anchor charts, giving one the sense that student eyes seeking some distraction will find none.

    In Abria Harris’ class, there is no escape from his math, and his grasp is over his students in a way both sweet and stern that leaves them describing him as engaging.

    It’s clear he has quickly taken to his role in the classroom. And the accolades prove it. Earlier this month, Harris was named the county’s Rookie Teacher of the Year.

  • Police investigate robbery

    The Quincy Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred AT ABOUT 12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22.  Police were called by a 55-year-old female reporting she had been robbed of her purse by two men who pretended to need help with
    directions.
    The victim was placing items in her car in the area of North Love Street and Washington Street when two men drove up next to her.

  • Day of service, safer homes

    Designating Martin Luther King Jr. Day a day of service ,as did many across the nation, groups of American Red Cross volunteers traveled door-to-door through a number of Quincy neighborhoods Monday offering households three free smoke alarms and installations, as well as magnet maps for drawing emergency escape routes.