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  • Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Arrest Log

    • Gregory Dupont: Burglary, grand theft

    • Wesley McGriff: VOP/Flee, elude law with lights and sirens

    • Peter Damico: VOP/Possession of controlled substance (cocaine) and VOP/Possession of cocaine

    • Howard Gary: Vehicle grand theft, battery

    • Judson Dean Peetz: Possession of controlled substance

    • James Moore: VOP/Grand theft

    • Bryan Davis: VOP/Grand theft

    • Torian Daniels: VOP/Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

  • WGHS seniors graduate, told to ‘never settle’

    One by one the largest graduating class in the 5-year history of West Gadsden High School walked across the stage to receive their diplomas. Family members and friends shouted as each of the 63 students shook hands with school board members and received the diplomas from Sylvia Jackson, principal.

  • RFM graduates honored for academics, volunteerism

    This year’s graduates at Robert F. Munroe Day School were sure of two things: they had received a good education and a solid moral background.

    "We are ready to face the world because of the sound and secure environment we had here at Robert F. Munroe. Many opportunities and paths exist for each of us but we will not be traveling alone, we will carry all of you in our hearts and in our thoughts. Let the next phase begin," said class salutatorian Anna Margaret Dooner.

  • State confirms 69 cases of swine flu

    UPDATE: MAY 15, 9:56 A.M.

    The DOH confirmed this morning that there are now 69 cases of swine flu. The new cases are in St. Johns County (58-year-old male and 65-year-old female), Broward (1-year-old male) and Miami-Dade (42-year-old male). There are no new probable cases.

    UPDATE: MAY 14, 12:39 P.M.

  • Boyd announces more than $1.9 million in stimulus funds for Gadsden schools

    U.S. Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) announced today that Gadsden County schools will receive $1,903,463 in federal funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

     

    This federal funding is part of an investment of nearly $1.8 billion that was released to the state of Florida by the U.S. Department of Education this week. Gadsden County will use this funding to support teaching jobs and preserve needed programs at area schools.

     

  • Quincy city officials OK alcohol sales on Sunday

    The Quincy city commission voted Tuesday night to pass an ordinance, on first reading, that would allow the sale of alcohol on Sunday. The ordinance would also limit the location of package stores to U.S. Highway 90 and State Road 267. Current liquor store owners would be given 5 years to relocate.

    Jack McLean, city manager, said the liquor stores affected are located in South Adams, Crawford and Flagler streets. He said the ordinance is also an attempt to get liquor stores and establishments that sell alcohol out of neighborhoods.

  • Teacher arrested after altercation

    Rasheen Edwards, a teacher at Dick Howser House, was arrested on battery charges and given a notice to appear Thursday after she and another teacher, Starla Lumpkin, were involved in a fight at the center, located on East Crawford Street.

    According to a report released by the Quincy Police Department, the incident occurred about 7:15 a.m. on May 13 in a portable classroom behind the main building at the center for children with special needs.

  • Richardson announces candidacy on Facebook

    Former State Rep. Curtis Richardson, D-Tallahassee, will run for the District 6 Florida Senate seat next year, according to a message posted on his Facebook profile page.

  • Expert tells city to take a “very active” role in SEPA rate increase

    For more than 2 years Quincy residents and city commissioners questioned the amount of money generated from electricity, whether the money was enough to operate profitably and if meter readings were accurate.

    To get answers, electric consultant Lloyd D. Shank Jr., of Power Services, Engineering & Management Services, was hired.

    Shank presented his comprehensive report to the city commission last Tuesday night.

  • Superintendent pleased with third graders' performance on FCAT

    The community can continue to smile about the progress students are making in Gadsden County schools. Following the recent release of fourth grade writing scores that proved to be the best in the Big Bend, the district’s third graders promised to not be far behind.

    In fact, third graders district wide gained in both math and reading. The reading gains were the most impressive, with Gadsden County students gaining 7 percent from 53 percent passing in 2008 to 60 percent of third graders performing at or above grade level this year.