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  • Stronger together

    The 2013 Relay for Life held April 26 and 27 at the Martin Luther King Jr. track field in Quincy was one of the most well attended relays in the history of the annual event.

    “I am happy to see so many young people out. It goes with our theme ‘Through the eyes of a Child: Cancer is no Fairy Tale,’ and we wanted to make the effort to get more youth participation,” said Team Development Chairperson Rosa Robinson.

  • City elections bring surprises

    Voters in Quincy traded in veteran politician Angela Sapp for a newcomer this election — Micah Brown. In Tuesday’s city election Brown, and Sapp were the only candidatese on the ballot vying to represent District 2 on the city commission.

  • Willis, Midway to appeal judge’s ruling

    Just what will happen in the April 30 city of Midway election between incumbent Charles “Chuck” Willis and Samuel “Sam” Stevens is now in the hands of the District Court of Appeal.

    On April 19, Circuit Judge James Shelfer order Midway Mayor Ella Barber and interim city manager Roosevelt Morris to remove Willis’ name from the ballot because, as stipulated by the city’s charter, he does not live in the district where he qualified to run.

  • Willis ordered off Midway ballot

    Circuit Judge James O. Shelfer signed an order requiring the city of Midway to instruct the supervisor of elections of Gadsden County to remove Charles Willis’ name from the ballot as a candidate for the District 4 seat on the Midway City Commission for the election slated to take place April 30.

    The order was signed and issued Monday, April 22, following an emergency hearing Friday, April 19.

  • Twirly good time
  • Judge gives Bruce 15 years

    Bradley Bruce, 40, was sentenced to 15 years in the Department of Corrections on April 18 by Circuit Judge Jonathan Sjonstrom. The sentencing came on the heels of a six-member jury’s verdict of guilty on aggravated battery and guilty of grant theft auto. Bruce was found not guilty on other charges. He was found not guilty of kidnapping with intent to inflict bodily harm and robbery.

    The jury took less than an hour to return the verdict after two days of testimony.

  • Judge gives Bruce 15 years

    Bradley Bruce, 40, was sentenced to 15 years in the Department of Corrections on April 18 by Circuit Judge Jonathan Sjonstrom. The sentencing came on the heels of a six-member jury’s verdict of guilty on aggravated battery and guilty of grant theft auto. Bruce was found not guilty on other charges. He was found not guilty of kidnapping with intent to inflict bodily harm and robbery.

    The jury took less than an hour to return the verdict after two days of testimony.

  • Back-to-back bashes ahead

    Save the dates.

    The City of Quincy Community Redevelopment Agency is sponsoring Cinco de Mayo Friday, May 3, and Quincyfest is set for Saturday, May 4. Both events will be at Tanyard Creek Park.

    Gates open at 4 p.m. Friday afternoon and the entertainment begins at 5 p.m. DJ Nemo will entertain the crowd with sounds of the day in the Hispanic Community. The celebration continues until 10 p.m. with dancers, traditional folk dance bands and more. Authentic Mexican food will be prepared by home cooks on site.

  • Midway candidate files lawsuit

    Samuel Stevens, a candidate for Midway City Council District 4, filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Court seeking to have his opponent Charles Willis removed from the ballot. Named in the suit were Mayor Ella Barber and Roosevelt Morris, Midway’s interim city manager.

    An emergency hearing to discuss the case will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 19, before Judge James Sheffer. Midway city elections are set for Tuesday, April 30.

  • Lights, camera, history!

    Passing the Gadsden County Courthouse on Saturday, and some visitors might have felt as if they had stepped back in time. That’s because actors, directors and a full film crew were making a short film, which was written and director by Curtis Adair.