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  • Midway shooting leaves one man dead, another wounded

    Gadsden County Sheriff's Office investigators are still trying to put the pieces of a puzzle together that will clear up events that took place Sunday night in Midway that left one man dead and another wounded.

    Kenneth Moran, 25, died just before dawn Monday morning of a gunshot wound to the head. Anthony Chavers Jr. remains at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with a wound to the shoulder and back.

  • Relay for Life kicks off tonight in Quincy

    Quincy's Relay For Life to benefit the American Cancer Society gets underway at 6 p.m. April 23 at the city track field on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The event will begin with honorary chairperson Cynthia Hayes Riley leading the Survivors Lap.

    The theme this year is "Imagine A World With More Birthdays." Melissa Robbins, acting chairperson, expects more than 40 teams to participate in the 18-hour event which ends April 24 at noon. The goal is to raise $60,000.

  • Wal-Mart to hire for remodel in Quincy

    The Quincy Wal-Mart, located on Pat Thomas Parkway, recently began an extensive renovation. The store will receive a full remodel from the inside out and will represent the latest in Wal-Mart store design and customer experience.

    The new design is based on feedback from customers and will feature a clean, open and bright new look in the store with wider aisles, low-profile shelving, bright interior paint scheme and lighting, and easy-to-read signage to help customers find the products they need. 

  • Remembering Dee Dee...

    A memorial was held today to remember De'Sherrime "Dee Dee" Murray, 17, the West Gadsden High School junior who died last night from injuries received during the school bus crash Monday afternoon.

    Students, staff, administration and school district officials gathered to speak words of encouragement to Murray's classmates and to honor her memory. Students then filed out to release dozens of balloons in her memory, and as they did so, they became highly emotional.

  • Boyd defends his support of the health care bill

    "I'm completely comfortable with the way I voted on the health care bill," said Congressman Allen Boyd (D-Tallahassee) in a telephone interview March 30.

  • Former tax worker charged with theft

    Jami Watson, 29, of Hosford and a former employee for the Tax Collector's Office, has been charged with three counts of grand theft and 34 counts of petit theft, totaling $3,434.06.

    Watson, who turned herself in at the Gadsden County Jail March 18, was charged following an audit after  a taxpayer informed the tax office of errors in their payment. The three counts of grand theft were for amounts totaling $300 or more and petit theft is less than $300.

  • Meth use, manufacturing on the rise

    Investigators with the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics and Vice Unit say the county is becoming what they feared 2 years ago: a place where methamphetamine is rampantly manufactured and consumed.

    Since January, at least five meth labs have been identified, and the contents of each confiscated and arrests made.

  • Chattahoochee group makes ‘demands’ of board

    On the heels of a school bus crash that took the life of 17-year-old West Gadsden High School student De’Sherrime “Dee Dee” Murray, a Chattahoochee group has presented a list of demands to the Gadsden County School District’s leadership.

    Lenora Montgomery, representing the Chattahoochee Concerned Citizens for Change, addressed the school board last week, presenting the group’s “letter of demands.”

  • Downtown beautification project presented

    "Quincy Beautiful" will be the downtown slogan if Quincy city commissioners accept a proposal presented March 23 by Charles Hayes, director of the Community Redevelopment Agency. The 3-year beautification and revitalization plan includes everything from signage to a 40-acre park.

  • March to the Mailbox event set for this Saturday

    The Gadsden County Complete County Committee and the Census Bureau welcomes you to be a part of the March to the Mailbox event, scheduled for April 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gadsden County Courthouse Square.

    The event is designed to increase census participation in the county.  Rural counties such as Gadsden have been historically under-represented in the census. Census numbers determine the distribution of more than $400 billion of federal funds nationwide.