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  • Hospital debate continues

    "I can tell you where the problem is. It's always going to be money. Even with the new performance, we'll be losing over $600,000 a year," Gadsden Hospital Inc. Board of Directors Chairman Craig McMillan told Gadsden County commissioners Tuesday night during the commission’s regular meeting, speaking of the Gadsden Community Hospital and the ever-rising costs attached with opening it.

  • Escapee caught after days on the loose

    Eighteen-year-old Roy Jones Jr. was picked up Monday night by law enforcement officers while he was walking alone on Highway 12 in Quincy.

    Jones jumped out of a transport van on the way back to the county jail last Friday afternoon. He offered no resistance during his arrest Monday night.

    Despite the use of tracking dogs, officers on foot, a helicopter circling most of the day and taped calls to all citizens in the city, Jones managed to elude officers for more than three days.

  • Schrenker says plane crash was 'accident'

    Marcus Schrenker, the Indiana financial adviser who was arrested in January for parachuting from his airplane while it was left on autopilot, has sent a four-page letter to state officials, his family and media outlets throughout the country proclaiming his innocence.

  • Local man dies in mobile home fire Saturday

    Damion Demetrius Farlin drove up to the mobile home where his girlfriend and child lived Saturday night to find flames coming out of the windows and doors. Farlin ran into the burning structure and perished.

    According to a report on file with the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, Farlin was yelling that he thought someone was inside the trailer at 14 Sarge's Lane in Sarge's Trailer Park, about two miles south of Quincy.

    The report stated that Deputy Justin Wilkerson yelled to Farlin not to enter but the officer was too far away to physically restrain him.

  • Gadsden hospital officials expect $600,000 loss per year

    "I can tell you where the problem is. It's always going to be money. Even with the new performance, we'll be losing over $600,000 a year," Gadsden Hospital Inc. Board of Directors Chairman Craig McMillan told Gadsden County commissioners Tuesday night during the commission’s regular meeting, speaking of the Gadsden Community Hospital and the ever-rising costs attached with opening it.

  • ‘Hard times’ leads local juveniles to burglarize

    They stole, they said, because "these are hard times."

    Two juveniles have been charged following a 1 a.m. burglary of Quincy Liquors on West Crawford Street in Quincy. Eric Herring, 16, and Rashad Baker, 18, were caught a few blocks from the store on G F & A Drive.

    According to a report released by the Quincy Police Department, Herring and Baker admitted to taking about $3,600 in cash, five packs of Newport Cigarettes, five single Swisher Sweet blunts, a picture of a black woman and a purple Crown Royal bag containing a pair of pliers.

  • Federal stimulus funds for roads, bridges, transportation released last week

    Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced last Thursday the release of $8.4 billion in federal stimulus dollars for public transportation nationwide.

  • Quincy man found not guilty in alleged rape case

    James E. Green of Quincy was found not guilty of sexual battery and kidnapping last Friday afternoon after a Leon County jury deliberated about an hour.

    The case involved a former female friend of Green’s.

    The victim claimed, in her trial testimony, that she and Green were only friends, and the incident that took place Dec. 6, 2006, was forced sex and kidnapping, and not consensual sex.

  • Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Arrests

    • Jerome Williams: Violation of parole, possession of firearm by convicted felon

    • Antwan Ward: Violation of parole, DWLSR

    • Yolanda Nessmith: Possession of controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a store, possession of controlled substance with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a store

    • James Lovette: Possession of controlled substance with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a store, sale of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a store

  • Havana Police Department Arrests

    • Laronta Mechanz Fields, 28, arrested Feb. 27 and charged with possession/sale/manufacture of controlled substance, flee/attempt to elude a police office, and resist/obstruct/oppose officer without violence.

    • Robert La Shun Chandler, 36, arrested Feb. 27 on three outstanding arrest warrants.

    Note: Listing in this column does not imply guilt or admission to any crime. Information supplied by the Havana Police Department.