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  • 2017 in Review: Main Street group continues hard work in Chattahoochee

    In January 2016, Chattahoochee Main Street hosted the first Galvanizing Gadsden Business Resource Symposium at the Apalachicola Arsenal Museum & Conference Center at Florida State Hospital.
    At the event, a number of the county’s entrepreneurs and business owners were directly connected with access to information and business resources designed to  enable them to grow their respective ventures, create jobs in the community and increase capital investment.

  • His lifetime of service

    Quincy’s former police chief Robert “R.D.” Edwards died at the age of 90 on Dec. 28.  

  • Local man dead after Christmas Eve crash

    According to a Florida Highway Patrol crash report,  38-year-old Michael Hopkins, of Quincy, was riding his motorcycle east on County Road 268, near the intersection of County Road 270,  at about 7:45 p.m. Dec. 24, when Hopkins attempted to pass another vehicle, and swerved onto the shoulder of the road, trying to avoid a collision. Hopkins lost control of his motorcycle, a 2007 Honda CVR, as it overturned and came to a final rest on the south shoulder.
    Hopkins was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, where he later died.
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  • Crash spills jet fuel near Greensboro

    A portion of State Road 12 in Liberty and Gadsden counties was shut down for hours on Tuesday following a tanker-truck crash that left jet fuel spilled near the Liberty-Gadsden line.
    According to Florida Highway Patrol officers at the scene, it was a single-vehicle crash, and the driver of the truck apparently ran off the road. An FHP crash report states that the crash happened around12:30 p.m.   

  • Thyroid specialists coming to county

    Gadsden residents who need to see a specialist for thyroid issues may in the future be able to shorten their travel time to receive care.
    At their Dec. 20 meeting, the Gadsden Board of Commissions voted unanimously to lease a space in the Gadsden Memorial Hospital Building in Quincy to North Florida Thyroid Center for $1 per year.

  • 'Tis the season to be eating

    Christmas Day is quickly approaching.  While many children are anticipating opening gifts that morning, just as many adults are looking forward to eating their favorite holiday dishes.
    Chris Crews said he moved to Chattahoochee three months ago, and this will be his first Christmas in Florida.  He said he will spend the day with his family, and what he’s looking forward to the most is his aunt’s pecan pie.

  • Quincy leaders pass rate hike

    At a special meeting Monday, Dec. 12, the Quincy City Commission voted to pass WastePro’s 1.02 percent rate increase on to the city’s customers.
    The city’s financial advisor, Ted Beason, said the agreements with WastePro are in three-year increments so right now they’re in year two.
    Commissioners  also voted to authorize the city manager to sign the contract with Trinity Inc., to conduct monitoring reports on the Quincy-Byrd Landfill for 2017.

  • Kicking back at the library

    While the schools have been out on Christmas break, the Gadsden County Public Library workers have been busy trying to keep them engaged in learning and
    entertained.
    On Monday night, the Cowen Library in Chattahoochee hosted a Craftshop.  Children accompanied by an adult were invited out for a night of holiday fun.  At the Craftshop they were able to let their creative juices flow while making foam gingerbread men and women, Santa-please-stop-here door hangers, paper reindeer neckties and paper reindeer hats to match.

  • Remembering ‘Buddy’ Pitts

    In June, the town of Greensboro lost a beloved resident who many locals dubbed the town historian.  William “Buddy” Pitts was born in Quincy and lived in Greensboro all but six months of his life, said his wife Patsy Pitts.
    Pitts said Buddy came up hard, and he worked hard.  She said he worked the tobacco farms every summer while growing up.  She said he was always known for having more than one job.

  • Remembering ‘Buddy’ Pitts

    On Dec. 8, around 7:25 p.m. Quincy Police Department officers responded to the Thomas Memorial Baptist Church l at 1001 W. Washington Street for a reported burglary.
    Capt. Robert Mixson said an event was going on at the church, and the suspects were able to get the keys to a vehicle outside and get in it.
    According to a press release from QPD, witnesses saw the two suspects in the vehicle and they both fled upon being seen.