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  • BOCC votes for art project

    Plans for having a street mural painted on the Adams Street side of the Board of County Commissioners building will move forward as the BOCC voted at their Oct. 20 meeting to begin advertising for bids from painters interested in doing the job.
    The mural will be painted in an effort to spark the revitalization of Adams Street. Chairwoman Brenda Holt said she visited St. Petersburg for a tour of the city’s murals and was told the area became a prime location for businesses in St. Petersburg after the murals were painted.

  • Coming home to Greensboro

    Spectators lined the streets of Greensboro Friday as the West Gadsden High School homecoming parade made its way through the city’s downtown.
    Many of those spectators were parents who came out to show support for their children elected to the various homecoming courts or participating in dance and cheer groups.

  • Bobcats roughed up by Oak Hall

    By Jimmy Harris

  • Man accused of molesting child

    A Gretna man invited to live in relative’s house for a year eventually sexually assaulted the relative’s daughter, authorities say.
    Rigoberta Huapilla, 26, of Gretna, was apprehended Sept. 25 for lewd and lascivious behavior in relation to the claims of child molestation made nearly two years ago.
    According to arrest reports, Huapilla would climb into a girl’s bed and fondle her with one hand as he used the other to cover her mouth so she couldn’t scream for help.

  • FHP arrests Milton woman on drug charges

    A Milton woman reported to Florida Highway Patrol dispatch for erratic driving Sept. 27 was found in possession of a variety of drugs and now faces drug dealing charges, according to FHP.
    Misty Giorgio, 33, of Milton, Fla., of selling drugs, drug possession and possessing drug equipment.
    That morning, a caller to dispatch reported Giorgio to running drivers off the road with her reckless driving. An officer soon spotted Giorgio and trailed her for several miles, watching her weave from lane to lane. He stopped her after he could determine she was speeding.

  • Porchfest returning to Quincy

    Homes in Quincy’s historic district will once again play host to an assortment of Americana, rock and blues bands when the fourth annual Quincy Porchfest comes to town Oct. 24.
    Sixteen bands will play beginning at 1 p.m., and the day will culminate at the Leaf Theater with a two-hour performance from a jazz big band named Thursday Night Music Club.
    In addition, organizers will introduce a new attraction to Porchfest called the Sketch Crawl, which is a drawing marathon where artists will be sketching and journaling throughout the day.

  • Tasty tradition continues in Concord
  • Group aims to boost economy

    The Quincy commissioners were given an update at their Oct. 13 meeting on the efforts made by the Gadsden County Development Council.
    Beth Kirkland of the GCDC spoke to the commissioners about the GCDC’s work to design and fund a comprehensive economic development strategy for the county.

  • Sounding off on slots

    Some area residents shared their thoughts on slot machines in Gretna:
    * Catherine Butler, of Havana: “I would like to see it happen for the jobs because there are not many opportunities in Gadsden County for jobs. Everyone has to go to Tallahassee or Georgia.”
    * Thomasville, Ga., resident Billy Doyle had this to say:
    “I don’t play the slot machines but if part of the money is going to go back into the community and it’s not going to make the community suffer, I don’t see too much wrong with it.”

  • Asking for help from Tallahassee

    As the county’s two state legislative representatives entertained public opinion from county residents and municipal representatives on what  the two should consider priority projects as they enter the upcoming legislative session, two recurring themes emerged: the need for funding to renovate the Livestock Pavilion in Quincy and support in bringing slot machines to Creek Entertainment in Gretna.
    Sen. Bill Montford and Rep. Alan Williams conducted the Gadsden County legislative delegation meeting Monday
    evening.