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  • No foul play in death of Quincy woman

    Quincy police said there is no foul play in the death of 34-year-old Christy Ingram on June 17.

    According to a report released by the Quincy Police Department, Ingram was found unresponsive around noon in the bed at her home, located at 316 E. Jefferson St. in Quincy. Paramedics were called and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Tags, title fees to increase more than 50 percent

    The price of automobile tags and title fees will increase more than 50 percent as of Sept. 1. Dale Summerford, tax collector, said the 2009 Florida Legislature established a law to raise the fees.

    "The Legislature had a huge hole to plug in their budget in these economic times. But in defense of the Legislature, Florida has some of the lowest tag fees around. We are somewhere around 48th or 49th in the country," he said.

  • Hospice introduces new program

    The "Five Wishes" has been introduced in Gadsden County by Big Bend Hospice in an attempt to help people make crucial decisions concerning their lives.

    "It' s better that people make their own decisions about how they want their affairs to be carried out. If they haven't made a decision, the courts will make it for them. By writing down what you want you take the burden off family members and often relieve friction," said Diane Tomasi, community relations director for Big Bend Hospice.

  • Arrest brings to end string of robberies in Havana, says LEO

    Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Investigator Brian Faison said he believes the arrest last week of 21-year-old Anthony Resnard Youmas may have brought an end to the recent string of Havana-area burglaries.

    "We were averaging two, maybe three burglaries per day. Since his arrest we haven't had any," Faison said.

  • City denies request for waiver for hospital

    “If you bite me once, you won't get the chance to bite me again," said Quincy city commissioner Keith Dowdell.

    He was referring to a request from the county to waive the utility deposit for Gadsden Memorial Hospital when it opens. In a letter to Jack McLean, city manager, dated May 28, county manager Johnny Williams requested the waiver.

  • Local men honored for commitment to community, small business

    Three Gadsden County men were honored for their commitment to the community and to small business during the Florida A&M University Small Business Development Center’s 26th annual Small Business Week Celebration last Friday evening.

    Held at the GFWC Women’s Club in Tallahassee, the event was the culmination of two days of small business workshops and leadership forums. Themed “Meeting Challenges, Achieving Success,” the event also included activities focused on small business disaster preparedness.

  • City commissioners still debating curfew ordinance

    Quincy city commissioners voted to table a youth protection ordinance that would place a curfew on youth under 17 years of age from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., seven days per week.

    When Ferman Richardson, police chief, introduced the ordinance 2 weeks ago, commissioners said they didn't have enough statistical information to make a decision. Richardson said he spoke with a police lieutenant with the Leesburg Police Department, and the Quincy ordinance was based on that model.

  • Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Arrest Report

    Horace Kenon: Possession of marijuana, sale of marijuana

    Keldrick Donald: FTA/Burglary of dwelling, grand theft

    Carlon Davis: Burglary of a dwelling, person assaulted or battered, grand theft

    Mary H. Robinson: PWBC

    Earl Williams: Sex offender, failure to re-register

    Johnnie Jeffery: FTA/PXBC

    Nathanial Jerome Duncan: VOP/Grand theft

    Bobby D. Johnson: Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

    Garlawrence Berlin Artis: Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, domestic

    Andre L. Goldwire: Attempted grand theft

  • Family honors dad for his consistency, faith and big heart

    Clif Edge, Bell & Bates Home Center's general manager, takes fatherhood seriously. To him, Father's Day is every day and he has held that philosophy since the birth of his first-born, Daniel.

    "I never thought much about having kids of my own. As a young man, I became so disillusioned about so many kids in the world that needed homes. Later, when I got married to my first wife, we had four kids, two boys at first and then two girls," he said.

  • 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.