Local News

  • County commission workshop focuses on disaster

    What would Gadsden County residents do if a hurricane made its way here during the 2013 hurricane season?

    To answer that question and others, the County’s Division of Emergency Management, led by Emergency Management Director Shawn Wood, hosted a workshop April 2 to discuss and describe how the county would respond.

  • Man accused of shooting girlfriend

    A 53-year-old Gretna man, Tom Arthur Faison, is in the Gadsden County Jail without bond. He was arrested on a charge of attempted felony murder after allegedly shooting his live-in girlfriend, 37-year-old Yolanda McNealy, on Easter Sunday. He was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • Driving force

    Terbie Billups is a nursing student at Tallahassee Community College. She lives in the St. Hebron Community about five miles from the Quincy city limits. She is a young woman who has a bright future, but she has not reliable means of transportation.

    Billups and others like her in Gadsden County need to go to Tallahassee often, but without a car, getting there is daunting and unpredictable at best.

    Gadsden Express to the rescue.

  • Facebook boasts lead to arrest

    Facebook postings sealed the fate of 26-yer-old Van Lucas McCloud Jr., about 5 a.m. March 29 on Elm Street in Quincy.

    Lucas had been wanted since Sept. 20, 2012, in connection with accessory after the fact in a Quincy robbery in which he is accused of driving the getaway car.

  • Havana swears in new police chief

    Tracy Smith was sworn in as Havana’s police chief at the town council meeting Tuesday morning by Town Clerk Shelia Evans.
    Terri Paul, President of the Havana Merchants Association, requested that certain streets in town be closed for three upcoming events: Havana Day, May 18; Pumpkin Fest Oct. 12; and Dec. 14, Holiday Festival and Lawn Mower Parade. The motion passed.

  • ‘Y’ time for Gadsden County?

    Imagine, if you will, driving east on U.S. Highway 90 just entering the Quincy city limits. Look to your right and sprouting up is a huge, gleaming structure surrounded by soccer fields, baseball diamonds, a swimming pool and other outdoor sports and recreational venues.

    That’s the dream Sheriff Morris Young has for the former tomato warehouse snuggled behind the Piggly Wiggly Food for Less but clearly visible from Blue Star Highway. The 74,000-square-foot, 34-acre plot of land is what Young has also imagined.

  • Spring in her step
  • 11-year-old girl claims man solicited her for sex

    The Quincy Police Department has arrested a convicted sexual offender after he allegedly entered the home of an 11-year-old girl and solicited her.

  • Midway names interim police chief in special meeting

    Midway, during a special meeting March 20, appointed Capt. Jerome Turner as interim police chief. Turner has been running the operations arm of the department since Chief Terron Lindsey was placed on administrative leave with pay earlier this year.

    Lindsey was arrested in December 2012 after the Florida Department of Law Enforcement charged him with official misconduct and petit theft.

  • Speculation surrounds Internet cafe

    The lights are on at 1954 Pat Thomas Parkway, but no one seems to be at home.

    In recent weeks, the parking lot in front of the Quincy Business Center was filled with vehicles and a uniformed security stood watch at the door.

    There has been local speculation that the Business Center might have been one of about 50 Internet parlors shut down March 14 associated with an investigation into Allied Veterans of the World and the organization’s association with the cafés.