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  • 2nd chance education at district's academy

    There is nothing ordinary about Carter-Parramore Academy,
    It is housed on a campus with historic significance to many area residents.
    It serves a diverse body of 270 students -- each there for a special reason.
    And it fills an educational niche that provides learning, personal responsibility and a tangible awareness that its students will one day be out on their own.
    Each of the 20 teachers there has to make a difference and the staff completes a supportive environment.

  • Beaten 92-year-old woman recovering

     "Under the circumstances, she doing great," said Dickson Lester of his mother , 92-year-old Eunice "Sunny" Lester.
        On Dec. 17, Lester was brutally beaten and left for dead in the front yard of her home on Attapulgus Highway, north of Quincy. Since that time she has been in the intensive care unit at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Lester said Tuesday that his mother has had a feeding tube removed and doctors are waiting to see if she can kake in food orally.

  • 2 men held for Christmas Eve murder

    Two men are in custody at the Gadsden County Jail without bond. Marvin Cannon, 31 and Anton McMillan, 27, are both charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery.
         They are accused of stabbing  58-year-old Zachariah Morgan, 58, to death and wounding Sean Neel in a Christmas Eve robbery attempt off Flat Creek Road, west of Quincy.

  • Cops nab 'Short Fingers Freddy"

    Frederick "Short Fingers Freddie" Frazier, who has been a thorn in the sides of Quincy police officers since August is behind bars. The Quincy Police Department's investigative unit arrested Frazier, 41, on Nov. 22 for incidents that occurred in the Lincoln and Williams streets area of the city. He has been charged with aggravated battery, robbery, grand theft, and dealing in stolen property. His bond has been set at $65,000.

  • Insanity tops attempted murder rap

    A six-member Gadsden County jury took eight hours to return a verdict in the trial of Ted Smith. In 2009 Smith was arrested and charged with attempted first degree murder, burglary of a dwelling with personal assault and violation of a domestic violence injunction. The jury found him not guilty on all three counts by reason of insanity.
        A hearing has been set for Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. to determine whether Smith, now 48, will be sent to Florida State Hospital for the criminally insane, ordered treatment at an outpatient facility or set free.

  • Convenience store robbery suspect arrested

    A 27-year-old Gadsden County man, Dominique Walston, was arrested early Saturday morning after the robbed the Express Lane convenience store in Greensboro and reportedly beat the store's assistant manager.

  • Downtown parking limits on hold

    Six days after Quincy police officers began enforcing the two-hour limit parking ordinance downtown, city commissioners voted Tuesday night to suspend enforcement for the next 60 days. It was four months ago that a group of merchants came before the board and pleaded with them to enforce the ordinance  because they were losing valued customers because there were few available parking spaces.

  • Drugs seized in Gretna

  • Simmons wins school board; voters pass referendum

    by ALICE DU PONT
    Times Editor

          Tuesday’s election generated little of the excitement experienced two years ago. Still, Supervisor of Elections Shirley Green Knight was happy with the 57 percent voter turnout in a mid-year election which typically draws fewer people to the polls than presidential elections.
    While Gadsden County results will show some candidates winning, the numbers do not reflect the votes in their entirety for the district or the state.

  • City of Quincy amends budget; some funding restored

     The Quincy city commission amended its budget during the regular Oct. 26 meeting to fund some items that has been removed from the adopted budget to meet the state required balanced budget. The commission voted 4-1 to accepted the recommendation of staff to put $55,000 into the budget. But not before Commissioner Derrick Elias gave his fellow commissioners what amounted to a tongue-lashing on fiscal responsibility.