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  • Local girl fights cause concern for police

    Investigator Clarence Pearson of the Quincy Police Department said a recent increase in violence among girls has law enforcement officers worried. Hardly a weekend goes by that young girls are not involved in some kind of verbal or physical altercation.

    "They are fighting all over the place. Most of them are middle school girls and they are really trying to hurt each other," he said.

  • Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Arrest Report

    • Doug Adam Harrison: Possession of methamphetamine; possession of  marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

    • Joshua Phillips: VOP/Traffic in stolen property

    • Antwan Vickers: VOP/Battery on LEO and ROWV

    • Michael Douglas: VOP/Possession of cocaine

    • Reginald Hawkins: VOP/PWBC

    • John Patrick Ladanza: VOP/DUI and grand theft motor vehicle

    • Kendricque Montez Dennard: Grand theft

  • Chattahoochee restaurant cited 12 times for critical violations

    A Chattahoochee restaurant was cited for a dozen critical violations by a health inspector from the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation. All restaurants in the Gadsden County community passed inspection.

  • Investigators rule death a traffic homicide

    The Florida Highway Patrol and the Gretna Police Department are trying to piece together what happened the morning of Aug. 5 that left 17-year-old Quanterrius Deonte Bush dead on U.S. 90, a few miles west of Quincy.

    A report released by FHP stated that Bush was struck by an unknown vehicle and that his body was found in the eastbound lane around 4 a.m. A passing motorist notified FHP that a body was in the road at the intersection of Betty Boo Lane and Highway 90, according a Gretna police officer.

  • COPS program to begin soon in Midway

    Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young said last week that community participation helps when it comes to creating a safe environment. That is why, he said, he has started a program that will utilize volunteers to assist in controlling, reducing and preventing crime in the county.

    He heard about the program and its success in rural areas while attending a meeting of sheriffs from throughout the nation recently.

  • BOCC keeps 2008 millage rate

    The Gadsden County Board of Commissioners passed a 2009 millage rate of 8.9064 on Aug. 3, the same as in 2008. Commissioner Brenda Holt was unsuccessful in her attempt to convince fellow commissioners to raise the rate to the maximum  of 10 mills, saying the board could always lower it but could not raise it.

  • Croley touts intermodal transport to benefit county

    The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce’s 2009 annual community conference was held at Amelia Island Plantation Aug. 7-9 and gave special attention to economic development within the four-county Metropolitan Statistical Area of Tallahassee.  The Tallahassee MSA includes Gadsden County and its several municipalities.  

  • Midway man charged with robbery of Quincy clothing store

    An 18-year-old Midway man, Ron Howard, was arrested Aug. 6 and charged with armed robbery with a firearm and grand theft after he allegedly robbed the Ice Age Fashions clothing store at the corner of South Adams and West Jefferson streets in downtown Quincy.

    According to a report released by the Quincy Police Department, a man matching Howard's description entered the store around 4 p.m. but didn't make any purchases. The man returned about an hour later wearing the same clothes but with the addition of a green ski mask.

  • Local residents could get help with flood repairs due to storms

    Quincy residents who suffered flood damage in March could get some relief if the Department of Community Affairs funds a $275,000 grant which the city of Quincy applied for Aug. 7. The money would come from the Florida Small Cities Block Grant fund.

    According to Auburn Ford, city grant consultant, the state set aside millions of dollars in 2008 in anticipation of flooding and other disasters. Ford said about $2 million was unused and DCA allowed small cities to apply for a grant.

  • Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Arrest Log

    • Fremaine Jackson: Burglary, grand theft

    • Jessica L. Holston: Robbery

    • Adam J. Swango: Battery by strangulation domestic, battery domestic and child abuse/neglect

    • Sanchez M. Davis: Possession of controlled substance with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a church

    • Kory Ter’rell Hill: Armed burglary occupied and possession of burglary tools

    • Byron Campbell: FTA/Unemployment compensation fraud