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Today's News

  • Giving back: Smith hosts football camp

    Leroy Smith, Quincy native and former NFL standout, will host a football camp for children 13 years or younger July 16-18 at Corry Field. Smith, who is a 2000 graduate of Shanks High School where he played under Coach Andy Gay,  

    said the camp is intended to give back to the community through the youth.

        Smith played defensive back at Florida State University before joining the Chicago Bears in the National Football League and the Tampa Bay Storm and the Utah Blaze in the American Football League.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    Her shoulders shuddered slightly when her son started over to her front row seat with his pretty bouquet. She sobbed quietly for an instant out of shear pride and delight.

     

    Why wouldn’t she? Her first born son, Master Sergeant Ward, (He’d always be Pee Wee to her.) Heffner was retiring after 25 years of active duty from the U.S. Air Force.

     

    Ward  Monroe Heffner, Jr. was born in Monticello, Fla. in 1967, ( incidentally, the year I was medically retired from the Coast Guard).

     

  • Our View: Power companies pulling the strings

    In denying reappointment interviews to two members to the Florida Public Service Commission, the PSC Nominating Council proves just how questionable the relationship between utilities and the entity that regulates it is.eeeeJust ask Nancy Argenziano: “This is a very dysfunctional and corrupt system,” said the PSC chairwoman, who is being shown the door in January at the end of her four-year term.

  • Crash claims 8-year-old Quincy boy

    A early morning car crash on July 2 claimed the life of 8-year-old Jovaunte' D. Cunningham of Quincy.

        He was the passenger in a car driven by his 15-year-old half brother, Johndarius Cunningham.

        According to published reports, Johndarius was driving a 1998 four-door Lincoln around 1 a.m. on State Road 159, just north of Dupont Road near Midway. For an unknown reason he lost control of the vehicle, swerved off the roadway and onto the shoulder of the road, hitting a utility pole, breaking it in half.

  • School District lays off 49 workers

    Faced with a $1.3 million budget deficit, the Gadsden County School District has cut 49 positions, approximately 5 percent of its workers.

    Superintendent Reginald James confirmed the layoffs this week, which span a variety of positions.

    "We have no real recourse other they to try and reduce personal," said James. "There is no way we can make up the gap in the budget without doing this, there is no other way to do it."

    Salaries and benefits make up about 80 percent of all district expenses.

  • Along Twin Ports Road

    “Am I lucky, or what?” I said to myself as I drove my shiny red sports car along Kamehameha Highway in Hawaii. I was on my way to find a date with some gorgeous girl on Waikiki Beach.

     

    The sun was shining in that big, beautiful Hawaiian sky. The birds were singing, and the engine in my 1960 TR3 (Triumph) was purring. I had the top down, and I was feeling on top of the world.

     

    My good buddy, Keith Tennier, was stationed aboard a Coast Guard buoy tender, the Basswood, and would be out to sea for about three months.

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  • Celebrate 4th of July with fireworks in Quincy and more

    This year the July 4th holiday falls on Sunday. Some cities will celebrate Saturday while others will hold true to the tradition and celebrate Sunday.

      Most will feature with live entertainment, fun and games for all ages and various contests designed to make everyone laugh. Everyone, however, will be reminded that reason for the celebration is to celebrate the freedom shared by citizens and the independence of this nation.

  • Deuce Dawgs cruise for good cause

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  • Gadsden County Sheriff Report

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