Local News

  • Honoring her legacy
  • Sheriff reaches out on D.C. trip

    A trip to the national’s capital didn’t get Gadsden County Sheriff Morris A. Young an audience with President Barack Obama, but it did get him a meeting with Florida senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson, as well as a private audience with one of the president’s top staff members.

    “It was a successful trip. I was in Washington to attend the National Sheriff’s Association Annual meeting. My goal was to reach out to Florida lawmakers on a face-to-face basis,” he said of the five-day trip.

  • Arrests lead to drug charges

    A high-speed chase and a short foot-chase ended Feb. 8 with a wrecked vehicle and the driver arrested on drug charges on Ben Bostic Road just outside the Quincy city limits. Tony Lee Murphy, 36, was arrested on charges of fleeing and eluding police officers, possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver, reckless driving and driving with a suspended or revoked license.

  • Midway fire station nears completion

    Midway Interim City Manager Roosevelt Morris said that while the fire station on State Road 267 was unable to meet a projected completion date by Jan. 31, there is no doubt the new structure will be ready within the next 30 days.
    Former City Manager Auburn Ford Jr. told the Town Council during the regular monthly meeting Jan. 3 that the building would be complete by Jan. 31. However, later in the meeting after Ford made that promise, he was fired by the council and there was speculation whether the facility could be ready by that date.

  • Havana to improve wireless signal

    The Havana Town Council approved a motion that would authorize the town to enter into an alliance with the Florida Rural Broadband Alliance (FRBA).

    Jim Brook, executive director of the Northwest Florida Development Business Council and member of the FRBA, addressed the council and presented the plan and took questions from council members.

  • Gadsden drug task force nabs three

    The Gadsden County Drug Task Force executed three search warrants on the morning of Feb. 1 and by noon, three people had been arrested on various drug charges.

  • Fired city manager demands money

    Former Midway City Manager Auburn Ford, Jr. said all he wants from Midway is his money, and he will happily go on his way. Ford, who was terminated during the regular month meeting of the Town Council on Jan 3, is asking for compensation because, he asserts, the council had no cause to dismiss him.

  • Just in time
  • Man gets prison time for 2010 killing

    A 41-year-old man accused of shooting and killing an Attapulgus, Ga., man in 2010 will spend time in prison.

    Earl Brundidge Jr. was sentenced Jan. 23 to 30 years in the Department of Corrections with a minimum mandatory sentence of 25 years and 20 years in DOC with a minimum mandatory sentence of 20 years after he entered a guilty plea of one count of second-degree murder and one county of aggravated assault with a firearm.

    He was ordered to pay $895 in fines and assessments and given credit for 999 days served.

  • Quincy shuttle funding in question

    Whether or not the city of Quincy will provide more funding for Big Bend Transit Shuttle Service will have to wait until the February meeting of the Transportation for the Disadvantaged Board has concluded.

    Commissioners tabled funding a request from the company until the city’s representative to the Board brings back answers to the continuing requests for more funding from the company.