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  • Quincy Joist to close

    It’s not a done deal yet, and some local officials hope the sale of the Quincy Joist Company to Canam Steel Corp. will not go through.

  • United in prayer

    Thursday, May 2, Gadsden County joined thousands of communities across the nation to observe National Day of Prayer. More than 200 people attended the hour-long program on the lawn of the Courthouse Square.

    “Our theme for 2013 is ‘Praying for a Better Tomorrow,’ and it emphasizes the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to place their faith in the unfailing character of the Creator, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities and men.

  • Midway rehires city manager it fired

    Less than 48 hours after the Midway city election on April 30, the balance of power had shifted and the town was in for a major shake-up.

    The election of Eria Caesar, replacing former Mayor Ella Barber, signaled a change was coming to the tiny town halfway between Quincy and Tallahassee.

    The first order of business during the regular May 2 meeting was to elect a mayor. Three names were placed in nomination: Charles Willis (mayor pro tem), Delores Madison and Jerrod Holton.

  • Murder suspect at large

    Gadsden County Sherriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a man suspected of murder at a Chattahoochee night club in the early morning hours of April 27. Willie Gene Westberry III, 28, is accused of shooting Sterling S. Johnson, also 28, at least four times, including once in the face execution-style, outside C.J.’s Sports Bar and Grille.

  • Stronger together

    The 2013 Relay for Life held April 26 and 27 at the Martin Luther King Jr. track field in Quincy was one of the most well attended relays in the history of the annual event.

    “I am happy to see so many young people out. It goes with our theme ‘Through the eyes of a Child: Cancer is no Fairy Tale,’ and we wanted to make the effort to get more youth participation,” said Team Development Chairperson Rosa Robinson.

  • City elections bring surprises

    Voters in Quincy traded in veteran politician Angela Sapp for a newcomer this election — Micah Brown. In Tuesday’s city election Brown, and Sapp were the only candidatese on the ballot vying to represent District 2 on the city commission.

  • Willis, Midway to appeal judge’s ruling

    Just what will happen in the April 30 city of Midway election between incumbent Charles “Chuck” Willis and Samuel “Sam” Stevens is now in the hands of the District Court of Appeal.

    On April 19, Circuit Judge James Shelfer order Midway Mayor Ella Barber and interim city manager Roosevelt Morris to remove Willis’ name from the ballot because, as stipulated by the city’s charter, he does not live in the district where he qualified to run.

  • Willis ordered off Midway ballot

    Circuit Judge James O. Shelfer signed an order requiring the city of Midway to instruct the supervisor of elections of Gadsden County to remove Charles Willis’ name from the ballot as a candidate for the District 4 seat on the Midway City Commission for the election slated to take place April 30.

    The order was signed and issued Monday, April 22, following an emergency hearing Friday, April 19.

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