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Today's News

  • Suspect found guilty in beating death

    State Hospital second-degree murder suspect Deontra French, 25, was found guilty for his role in the beating death of another patient, convicted of lesser charge manslaughter, after a day-long trial Wednesday, March 23, in the Guy A. Race Judicial Complex.

    Sentencing is scheduled for May 5.

  • Rural County Summit aims to foster trust

    Law enforcement officials from national and local agencies involved in the handling of recent high-profile incidents will speak to sheriff’s deputies from Gadsden and other counties during this year’s Rural County Summit about how to foster trust between law enforcement and community.

  • Over objections, Arts Trail plans continue

    Recommendations from a taskforce of Gadsden County residents, which FDOT representatives said would have “killed” the proposed Florida Arts Trail Multi-Use Path were denied from affecting the trail’s current direction as board members of the Capital Regional Transportation Planning Agency voted to reject the recommendations at their March 21 meeting and move forward with the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study as planned.

  • Midway council votes to unseat Willis

    The Midway City Council voted to remove one of its members, Chuck Willis of District 4, at a meeting March 17 called specifically to discuss Willis’ alleged violation of city charter rules for council members.

    The rule in question comes from charter Section 2.2, requiring forfeiture for council members who cease to live in the districts they represent.

  • Rethinking Education

    By BILL HOATSON

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    “Hon, come quick! Look at the bluebird on the fence,” Judy called out to me hurriedly.
    I didn’t waste any time in rushing to the large kitchen window where she pointed to a proud, male bluebird sitting atop our fence in a dignified manner.
    His body was of that lush, deep blue, only a male Eastern bluebird possesses. His breast was prominent, displaying a magnificent shade of fiery orange.
    He allowed us to admire him for an instant before he flew away into the azure sky.

  • Praise & Worship April 16, 2016

    Conference coming to Deliverance Temple
    Mark your calendar for Deliverance Temple Ministries’ (DTM) 2016 Impact Conference, which will be at 7:30 p.m. daily, April 13 to 15, with speakers:  Bishop Victor Powell (April 13), senior pastor of the Rhema Word Cathedral in Albany, Ga.; and Pastor Mark Baker (April 14 and 15) founding pastor of Greater Work Than These Ministries in Brunswick, Ga. 
     Don’t miss this powerful conference that has been carefully designed to impact your life for the rest of your life. The community is invited.

  • Hopping into springtime

    First Baptist Church of Quincy had its annual, community-wide Easter event this past Saturday afternoon.
    Adults were able to participate in games such as an egg toss while children’s activities culminated with the Easter egg hunt.
    The lot of 1,500 eggs included a dozen or so golden eggs, some small and some large. The smaller ones contained $2 gold coins, while the larger ones contained gift certificates to McDonald’s.

  • Quincy approves new business

    Capital Hydraulics is free to move its Tallahassee-based automotive business to Quincy now, as the city’s commissioners voted Tuesday night to approve the company’s application to operate in the city.
    The site Capital Hydraulics will move to totals 11,444 square feet on 5 acres and is located at 190 Corporate Court, in the business park off Joe Adams Road. Two metal buildings are on the site, which previously housed All-Tech.

  • After school the learning goes on

    AMI Kids Gadsden has spent the last year giving middle- and high- school students the opportunity to earn certifications in culinary arts and Information Technology through their after-school program.