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Local News

  • Ferolito remembered for more than just coaching kids

    When you talk to a lot of young men in and around Gadsden County it isn't uncommon to hear "he's like father to me" when the name Joe Ferolito is mentioned.

  • City leaders discuss blight in District 2

    Quincy city commissioner Angela Sapp asked Jack Mclean, city manager, to do something about the blight in District 2. Grant said recently she received a call from citizens complaining that young men had hauled a sofa on the city right of way on 7th Street, and they set up daily horseshoe games.

  • Gretna celebrates 100 years

    The best part of the day-long celebration to kick off Gretna's centennial celebration for 5-year-old Kirsten Harrell was the music and the food. Bopping her head to old school music provided by Tallahassee Nights Live and Nuance, Kirsten sported a light blue butterfly on her cheek and nursed a cold bottle of water.

  • Veterans memorial park proposed; library renamed

    The Gadsden County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution during the regular meeting last Tuesday night to rename the Courthouse Square "Gadsden County Veterans Memorial Park." Commissioner Doug Croley, who proposed the resolution, said he could not think of a better place for a monument.

    Croley said there are currently more than 6,000 veterans residing in the county from all branches of service.

  • License granted at hospital, administrator to be sought

    Mike Glazer, attorney for Gadsden Hospital Inc., showed the hosptial’s board of directors on Monday night a copy of the new, inactive license granted by the Agency on Health Care Administration. The license, which expires June 21, 2010, officially gives the county a 1-year extension to open Gadsden Community Hospital, now renamed Gadsden Memorial Hospital.

    "That's not a lot of time with all that you have to do," Glazer told the board, adding, "The active license should be applied for within the next 60 to 90 days."

  • Corrections officer arrested, charged in drug purchase

    A Department of Corrections officer, 61-year-old Donald Geoffrey Barber, was arrested Sunday night in Midway and charged with one count each of purchase of crack cocaine and possession of crack cocaine.

    Lt. Jim Corder of the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office said he received information that Barber wanted to buy crack cocaine and was in a Midway motel room with a prostitute. When an undercover officer arrived at the room, the woman answered the door and Barber was lying on the bed.

  • Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Arrest Report

    Donna Gatch: VOP/Attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud and grand theft

    William Russell Alday: FTA/Escape

    Lawrence Herring: Possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of cocaine substance without a prescription

    Charles Keys: Possession of controlled substance with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a housing project, sale of controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a housing project

    Alma Poucey: VOP/Burglrary of structure, grand theft auto

    Alfraido Thomas: VOP/Robbery with non-deadly weapon

  • Norris found guilty in work camp altercation

    A Gadsden County jury found Curtis Norris guilty of felony battery in the death of Billy Williams on Dec. 24, 2006 at the River Junction Work Camp in Chattahoochee. Norris was charged with second-degree murder after he and Williams argued and got into a physical altercation on Christmas Eve 2006.

  • Local leaders point to bright future for airport

    The future of the Quincy-Gadsden Municipal Airport Authority is bright, according to a report given by Peter Green, consultant with the airport consulting firm of URS based in Tampa.

    "We're ahead of the curve in generating more activity than the state predicted. We have 50 aircraft based here, which opens up all kinds of opportunities for us because that's what the (Florida) Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration look at when deciding how to allocate funds," Green said.

  • Gretna to celebrate 100 years

    The city of Gretna will celebrate its 100th anniversary this month and the centennial committee has pulled out all the stops for a celebration June 6-9.

    "The mayor, centennial committee and the citizens are excited about this week and we invited the entire Gadsden County community to come and help us celebrate," said Antonio Jefferson, city manager.