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  • Special Olympics Torch Run continues traditioin

             The first time Robert Jackson participated the Special Olympics was 1972.

             "I was in seventh grade at Quincy Junior High and Mr. Jimmy Davis was the teacher over Special Olympics at the time. He got me started," Jackson said.

  • More drug arrests

    The Gadsden County Drug task Force continues to make street level arrests throughout Gadsden County.

  • FAMU offers free computer use

     Individuals that need access to a computer and Internet can now visit Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) recently opened Center for Public Computing and Workforce Development.  The Center is a result of a nearly $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

    The Center is free of charge for citizens of Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon and Wakulla counties. The hours of operation will be seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. and is located at 1600 Wahnish Way.

  • Broadband meeting on Tuesday in Blountstown

         Two centuries ago, Blountstown, on the  western bank of the Apalachicola River was a center for trade.   Local Native Americans bartered goods to English and American trading companies and those goods flowed north to Columbus, Ga. and south to the Gulf of Mexico, for distribution throughout North America and Europe.  

  • Quincy commissioner filed ethics complaint against mayor

        Quincy City Commissioner Keith Dowdell has filed a complaint with the Florida Commission on Ethics against Mayor Derrick Elias. The complaint was signed by Dowdell on March 27, the same date that he asked Elias to resign as mayor.
        The complaint lists seven actions, that Dowdell described as "irresponsible actions" by Mayor D. Elias:
        City Clerk Sylvia Hicks, said this is the first time a commissioner had filed a complaint with the Commission on Ethics against another commissioner.

  • Tribute motorcycle is memorial to fallen officers

    On Sunday, March 25, 2007, a routine call came into the Moncks Corner, S.C. Police Department on a domestic violence situation. But there is never anything routine about domestic violence and that day was no different. Before the afternoon was over two officers lay dead including Quincy native Michael Wells.
    Wells and Officer Marcus Stiles were the only officers ever killed while on active duty in Moncks Corner. Lt. Michael Roach was the men's immediate supervisor and was devastated by the deaths.

  • FDLE clears city employees of credit card misuse allegations

    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, in a written report dated Feb. 24, notified the city of Quincy that after their investigation into allegations made by Mayor Derrick Elias against 20 (city employees) separate card holders, "was either justified by the City Director of Finance or reimbursed to the city by the acrd holder..." and based on the above information no further action was required by FDLE," the report stated.

  • TDC helps Havana and Quincy tourism events

    The Gadsden County Tourist Development Council was in a generous mood during its March 19 regular meeting.

  • Bleak financial outlook for Gadsden County

    "You guys are in a pickle. If you get through this year, that's good but look out for next year," Property Appraiser Clay VanLandingham told the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners during their regular March 19 meeting.
        Taking 2001 as the base year, VanLandingham said that property tax value has declined since 2007 when taxable values reached a high of $1.434 billion to $1.268 in 2012.
        "That is a decline of 11.6 percent," he said.

  • Shawanna Moye, 3-sport coach dedicated to kids

    Like most coaches Shawanna Moye paces the sidelines while giving verbal commands to the players. She wants them to remember what they've practiced. She wants them to stay focused and, most of all, she wants them to hustle.
        Moye, who coaches Mighty Mite football, basketball and T-ball (4 to 7 year olds) is the only female coach with the Quincy Recreation Department. She has been at it for the past seven years. She also coaches 8 to 10 year olds in basketball.