Today's News

  • Montford talks state tax woes at Gadsden Chamber event

    State Sen. Bill Montford addessed high points of this year’s legislative session that affect Gadsden County businesses, and the local economy on June 29 at the Go Gadsden breakfast meeting.  
    Montford told those at the Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce event that some of the problems the area faces are children not being educated properly, state employees not receiving raises, and tax cuts eroding the purpose of government.

  • Graham all business at workshop

    U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham hosted a small business workshop on Tuesday, June 28, at the UF IFAS North Florida Research Center. She arrived at approximately 5 p.m., warmly greeting the audience of about 30 people as she walked to the front of the room.
    Before introducing the speakers,  the congresswoman emphasized what she believes most people already know: “small businesses are the backbone of our economy.” Through this workshop, she hoped to help small business owners and people interested in opening a small business “make their dreams come true.”

  • A gathering to remember



  • Firefighter grads prepared for the worst

    The Tallahassee Fire Academy (TFA) graduated its 19th firefighter recruit class on Tuesday evening, June 21. Among the 26 recruits was Quincy native Jesus Tobias.
    Keynote speaker Jerome Gaines, chief of Tallahassee Fire Department’s, spoke to the recruits about the importance and privilege of being a firefighter.
    “You are opening yourself to a career that is, in one word, amazing … It is not for the weak of heart, it requires compassion.”

  • Gadsden jobless rate drops



  • Sheriff’s office raids grow house

    On Friday, June 24, the Gadsden County Sheriff Office Criminal Investigations Division conducted a drug operation that subsequently led to the discovery of a marijuana grow house, according to a GCSO press release.
    A search of the residence at 137 Cane Creek Road, Quincy, resulted in the discovery of a sophisticated marijuana cultivation system.
    The investigation resulted in the seizure of several full-grown potted marijuana plants along with drug paraphernalia. The street value of the seizure was valued at
    approximately $55,000.

  • 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.

  • What does a ‘food desert’ look like?

    Editor’s note: This summer series will examine the state of health and wellness in Gadsden County, prompted in part by a recent study that put Gadsden County at the bottom of the list in Florida’s county-by-county health rankings.

  • QPD’s old digs get facelift

    The first phase in returning the Quincy Police Department to its own building has begun.
    With a $350,000 grant from the Florida Division of Historic Preservation, the City of Quincy is fixing the exterior of the old Quincy Police Department. This phase of the project will see the roof replaced and mortar of the bricks “retucked,” said Quincy Community Redevelopment Agency Director Regina Davis.