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  • Agency aims to promote healthy outlook

    The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity had a kick off meeting for its Competitive Florida Partnership with Gadsden County at the FAMU Research and Extension Farm on Monday morning. During the event,  FDEO representatives detailed a six -month plan for helping Gadsden County agencies foster a mentality conducive to attracting better economic opportunities.

  • Deputy loses home, contents to fire

    Deputy Regan Edwards and his family lost their home in the Sycamore Community to a house fire on Saturday, Dec. 13. The fire began in the master bedroom, completely destroying that side of the residence and causing severe smoke damage to the rest. Edwards attempted to extinguish the fire, according to first responders on scene, but the fire got out of control too fast, according to a Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Holiday parade to prompt detours

    Quincy will continue to receive assistance from the county with maintaining paved and unpaved streets in Quincy after city commissioners approved an agreement for maintenance services at their Tuesday night meeting.
    The commissioners also voted to appoint a review board for the purpose of analyzing applicants for Quincy’s city manager position, and Fire Chief Scott Haire was added to the Fire and Police Pension Board.

  • Quincy star shines in show

    Quincy-kid-turned-national-superstar Billy Dean performed with his longtime friend, pianist Marvin Goldstein, for a packed crowd at a Tallahassee amphitheater this past Friday night in an event organized to honor the sacrifices veterans have made for society.
    Dean has released 11 studio albums, with three of them going gold. His last album to chart on Billboard was 2005’s “Let Them be Little.”

  • Midway hires firm to get to bottom of septic woes

    Midway council members approved a contract with a company to diagnose the city’s septic tank problems at their Thursday meeting.

  • Panthers handle Bulldogs

    One night prior to playing against their cross town rivals the Panthers put together a convincing win at home against Liberty County.
    West Gadsden came out with a lot of energy on both ends of the floor; they ran an effective press on defense and did a great job of pushing the ball in transition.
    Liberty had a difficult time dealing with West Gadsden’s overall team speed. As the first quarter came to an end on a nice block by Mark Bradwell, the Bulldogs found themselves trailing by a score of 32-8.  

  • Quincy Commission hires new attorney

    City commissioners in Quincy approved a contract for the city’s new attorney at their Nov. 25 meeting.

  • Gathering with gratitude for Thanksgiving feast

    It took 18 turkeys roasted or smoked, eight hams, 75 pounds of sweet potatoes, 12 pounds of macaroni, 32 cups of uncooked rice, 20 bunches of greens, 8 gallons of green beans, 30 pounds of apples, 35 pounds of cornmeal for corn bread dressing, 350 rolls, dozens of desserts and a host of helping hands to put out this year’s community Thanksgiving dinner at Christ Town
    Ministries.
    Organizers reported more than 300 diners came — and some had meals delivered, such as some members of law enforcement and other emergency responders on duty Thanksgiving Day.

  • Lighting up the season
  • BOCC at odds on economic development

    After nearly an hour of debate on the topic, the Board of County Commissioners decided Tuesday night to postpone voting on how to allocate $240,000 dedicated to economic development until their Dec. 16 commission
    meeting.