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Today's News

  • County admin's plan voted in by commissioners; layoffs loom

    The reorganization plan devised by Gadsden County Administrator Johnny Williams was voted into action by the county commissioners, despite the reservations of two commission members.

    Chairman Eugene Lamb said the reorganization was strictly a decision made by Williams. He asked commissioners Sherrie Taylor and Brenda Holt to share their concerns with the administrator.

    "I'm am he sure will take your concerns into consideration," Lamb said.

  • Juveniles arrested in Lake Talquin robberies

    Three juveniles, ages 16 and 17 years old and who live in the Lake Talquin area, were arrested July 13 after they admitted to Gadsden County Sheriff's Office investigators that they burglarized two homes and four businesses in recent weeks.

    But because it was the first offense for the teenagers, they were released to their parents. The three have been charged with four counts each of burglary, one count each of grand theft and four counts each of criminal mischief.

  • Get it together, Quincy

    I have been reluctant to write this to the people of Quincy but I felt I needed to do so.

    I was a resident of Gadsden County all my life and 5 years ago I had to move to Tallahassee.

    My wife and I still go over to Mt. Pleasant every Sunday to church. We take the interstate and exit at the Quincy exit and turn down Martin Luther Boulevard to Atlanta street.

    Martin Luther King Boulevard is a place to be ashamed of. Pretty soon the pavement will be completely gone.

  • Why so high, Chattahoochee?

    I realize that many cities use their utilities as cash cows, but 290 percent is ridiculous. In the past 50 years,  the rate has risen from 50 percent of the water bill to almost 300 percent at present. How much higher will the rate rise if it is not challenged? Water cannot be a problem because the city is on the banks of the Appalachicola River.

    This should be an issue in the next city election.

  • Church Briefs

    • Thomas Memorial Baptist Church announces the Personal Fitness Challenge, a six-week program for children who have completed grades three through six. The challenge will be Monday afternoons from 2:30-4:30 p.m. through Aug. 10. Sessions will be held in the TMBC Recreation Center, 1111 West Washington St., Quincy.

  • Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Arrest Report

    • Sylvia Arneta Williams: Possession of cocaine, possession of paraphernalia

    • Alejandro A. Hernandez: Possession of cocaine, possession of paraphernalia and NVDL

    • Ted Smith Jr.: Attempted first degree murder, burglary/victim battered, violation of injunction, felony criminal mischief

    • Shereka Williams: Criminal use of identification information

    • Edwards Warren Mehrtens: Possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of protection order

  • Quincy Police Department Arrest Report

    • Sheronda Davis: Disorderly conduct, criminal mischief

    • Tonia Wheeler: Criminal mischief, battery/simple

    • Richard Ardley: Drug possession, drug sale

    • Steve McGriff: Drug possession, weapon

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

  • McDonald's is worst offender among Quincy restaurants; all pass inspection

    Several Quincy restaurants (with seating) were cited for critical violations, including employees eating in food preparation or storage areas and food being stored at unsafe temperatures, during health inspections conducted in recent months. All the restaurants did, according to reports from the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, meet inspection standards.

  • Phillips, Wade to marry Aug. 7

    Monica Michelle Phillips and Daemari Vakarr Wade will be married Aug. 7 in a private ceremony.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Richard and Bessie Phillips.

    The groom-elect is the son of the late Mary Francis Wade.

    A reception will follow Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Simon Scott Center in Quincy.

  • Officer delivers baby in SUV

    There was nothing routine about Quincy police officer Zachary Woods' night shift on a recent Wednesday night. For him, it was a quiet night as he patrolled the quiet streets of the city until about 2:30 a.m.