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  • Marking a milestone

    In one vote at their Tuesday meeting, Gadsden County’s  Board of County Commissioners approved for
    $61, 500 to be allocated between nine non-profit and senior citizen
    organizations.

  • Year in Review - City of Quincy

    Three city staffers holding interim leadership titles for more than a year were promoted to their title’s permanent position in 2015, as Mike Wade was made city manager in July, while in September Glenn Sapp was made police chief and Reggie Bell was made Public Works Director.
    In the City of Quincy’s only municipal election this past year, Mayor Derrick Elias retain his commission seat by narrowly beating Gadsden County Classroom Teachers’ Association President Ronte Harris in April.

  • Midway to change charter

     Proposals to revise Midway’s city charter will be placed on the city’s special election ballot in April, the city’s council members decided earlier this month.
    Three changes to the charter are being proposed: 1) to downsize the number of council members from seven to five; 2) to change their compensation based on budget language and financial status of the city; 3) to alter the way the city votes on agenda items allowing for all votes voice votes as well as polling of council members individually.

  • Bainbridge man dies in Midway crash on I-10

    A wrong way crash that occurred on I-10 near Midway early Monday morning left a Bainbridge man dead.
    The driver who had been traveling in the wrong lane was injured and in critical condition, Florida Highway Patrol reports.
    According to FHP, Cal Crombie, 20, was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-10 near exit 192 around 3:30 a.m. when he collided head-on with an SUV being driven by Kyle Duke, 43, of Bainbridge, Ga.
    The collision caused Duke’s SUV to overturn, and the vehicle was then hit by another vehicle.

  • Lawson to run for Congress

    Gretna son and former state legislator Al Lawson announced last week his intentions to run for Florida’s newly configured congressional district five, which encompasses a region of North Florida stretching from Jacksonville to Gadsden County.

  • Woman wins Tobacco Lawsuit

    R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company should pay a Gadsden County woman $11 million for causing her laryngeal cancer, jurors decided last Wednesday.

    The woman’s payout will likely be closer to $6.3 million  as jurors also found her to be somewhat at fault for developing cancer and the judge is expected to lower the damages payout based on the woman‘s partial fault.

  • Redistricting means switcheroo for Gadsden constituents' Congresswoman

    Changes to Florida’s congressional districts map approved two weeks ago in a 5-2 decision by the state’s Supreme Court leaves Gadsden County in a new district and with a new congresswoman who isn‘t too fond of the switch. 

  • Greensboro Nursery faces South Florida challenger in bid to grow medical marijuana

    Hackney Nursery near Greensboro has been challenged for its opportunity to be the first medical marijuana cultivator and dispensary in the state’s northwest region by a nursery from South Florida .

    The challenging nursery, Alpha Foliage in Homestead, Fla., has already been chosen to serve the state’s southwest region.

  • Woman wins Tobacco Lawsuit

    R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company should pay a Gadsden County woman $11 million for causing her laryngeal cancer, jurors decided last Wednesday.

  • A growing industry

    Deadlines are looming for George Hackney, Sr. and Hackney Nursery a week after

    being named the state’s first medical marijuana cultivator for the Northwest region.

    The nursery has to pay a $5 million performance bond by the end of this week and

    has only a little more than two months to ready their grow house for operations.

    Hackney, Sr. said the dispensaries will begin serving patients early June.

    The grow house will be located away from the nursery’s 900 acre base in