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  • Getting together

    The opportunity to enjoy authentic South American food brought together scores of the county’s Hispanic population Saturday for a daylong festival at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Quincy.
    “It’s always an event that brings a sense of unity to the community,” said churchgoer Enrique Barrera.

  • Citizens Bill of Rights splits BOCC

    Because the four county commissioners present at their Tuesday night meeting were split on whether companies wishing to enter the county should be required before construction to receive a supermajority approval from the commission, no action was taken on an amendment that would have removed the code.

  • Partying like it’s 1976

    Though it came 40 years late, the James A. Shanks graduating class of 1976 finally had itself a prom.

    Fifty-five members from Shanks’ sixth integrated class met Saturday night at the National Guard Armory in Quincy dressed in their finest threads to recreate the prom they never had. The evening was one of a number of events the class organized in recognition of its 40th reunion. They danced, laughed and sang, each clearly enjoying the night as if they were all 18 again.

  • County to get $387K for Midway

    The county will receive $387,575 in grant funds from the Department of Economic Opportunity for the construction of a 1,750-linear-foot road in Midway and the extension of water, wastewater and electric utilities infrastructure, as the Board of County Commissioners approved the deal at their Tuesday night meeting.

  • Event aims to inspire health

    Oneil Brown, known around the region as the Fitness Preacher, and a few of his students led a group comprised mostly of women in 30 minutes of exercise Saturday at New Bethel AME Church after also teaching them healthier dietary practices.

  • Identity thieves hit Midway coffers for $20K

    Midway City Manager Auburn Ford announced the City had been the victim of identity theft at the city council’s monthly meeting this past Thursday, losing more than $20,000 to scammers before the city’s bank caught wind of what was happening.

    Ford said the bank, Capital City, reimbursed Midway for the lost funds, but were now wanting the city to attain ACH blocking and filtering services. Council members unanimously approved the city attaining those services.

  • County to get $387K for Midway

    The county will receive $387,575 in grant funds from the Department of Economic Opportunity for the construction of a 1,750-linear-foot road in Midway and the extension of water, wastewater and electric utilities infrastructure, as the Board of County Commissioners approved the deal at their Tuesday night meeting.

  • List of candidates grows as qualifying deadline looms

    With two weeks left for candidates to qualify for local 2016 elections, a number of candidates have already filed for Sheriff, Property Appraiser, Superintendent of Schools and several County Commissioner and School Board seats.
    The only positions where only one person has applied for candidacy are Supervisor of Elections, Clerk of Courts and Tax Collector, which are all being pursued by their incumbents: Shirley Knight, Nicholas Thomas and W. Dale Summerford, respectively.

  • No decision yet on fate of slot machine slated for Gretna casino

    The Florida Supreme Court entertained arguments Tuesday from an attorney from Gretna Racing and a state deputy solicitor general regarding whether Creek Entertainment Gretna should be allowed to implement slot machines.

  • Event aims to inspire health

    Oneil Brown, known around the region as the Fitness Preacher, and a few of his students led a group comprised mostly of women in 30 minutes of exercise Saturday at New Bethel AME Church after also teaching them healthier dietary practices.