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  • Midway considers rehiring former police chief

    Just weeks after firing Tom Murray, the Midway City Council is considering rehiring him after Murray threatened litigation.

  • Midway considers rehiring former police chief

    Just weeks after firing Tom Murray, the Midway City Council is considering rehiring him after Murray threatened litigation.

  • School board motions for school consolidations pass by 3-2 margin

    There was standing room only at the Gadsden County School Board’s special meeting on Tuesday as board members voted on Superintendent Roger Milton’s reconfiguration plan.
    The first recommendation from the superintendent was to begin the process of applying for a legislative special facilities appropriation to construct a new K-8 school to replace Stewart Street and Gadsden Elementary Magnet School.

  • Grieving for loss of landmark

    It’s been almost two weeks since the historic Stevens High School burned down, and the community is still trying to cope with the loss.  

  • After insurance snafu, Armada Ammunition reopens

    Armada Ammunition is open for business after being closed for almost a month due to workers compensation insurance issues.
    The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation within the state’s department of financial services investigated Armada after receiving a public referral alleging Armada Ammunition was not in compliance. DFS spokesman Jon Moore said their investigators did an inspection, and based on their findings, on Feb. 25, the department issued a stop-work order.

  • ‘Only the beginning’

    Tahir Montgomery and Russell Harrison Jr., have been named West Gadsden High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian.
    WGHS Principal James Mills said both young men are jovial, respectful and excellent inside and outside the classroom.  Both were on the football team, which won the regional championship, and the basketball team, which won the 2017 Class 1A State Championship.
    Mills said Montgomery is well respected by his peers and teachers.
    “He’s a true testament of what good things can come out of Gadsden County,” Mills said.

  • Quincy picks new code magistrate

    At a Quincy City Commission meeting on March 28, commissioners voted 5-0 to appoint Mark Dickeson as the code enforcement special magistrate.
    According to the meeting’s agenda, Dickeson is a long-time resident of  Quincy.  He has a master’s degree in international affairs and extensive professional experience that includes services in the Federal Emergency Management Administration and in the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer.

  • Fire destroys Stevens School

    Many are upset after a fire destroyed the Historic Stevens School early Sunday morning.  Some feel like a part of their history is gone, and are curious as to how the fire started.
    On Monday afternoon, smoke could still be seen as people rode and walked by, stopping to take photos and videos.  Charred remains of can goods exploded inside, flying out of the out of the building, landing yards away.

  • Milton resumes push for school consolidations

    Gadsden County Schools Superintendent Roger Milton has decided to put his school reconfiguration proposal back on the table.
    At a school board meeting Tuesday, March 28, Milton announced he will make a recommendation to the board during a special meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 4.
    Milton’s announcement came after several residents asked him to bring it back. Although some said they didn’t completely agree with his plan for school consolidations, each said the district cannot continue to do nothing to address the underlying issues.

  • Milton resumes push for school consolidations

    Gadsden County Schools Superintendent Roger Milton has decided to put his school reconfiguration proposal back on the table.
    At a school board meeting Tuesday, March 28, Milton announced he will make a recommendation to the board during a special meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 4.
    Milton’s announcement came after several residents asked him to bring it back. Although some said they didn’t completely agree with his plan for school consolidations, each said the district cannot continue to do nothing to address the underlying issues.