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Today's News

  • Thronging to Quincyfest
  • Midway leaders mull party problems

    Although they didn’t make any decisions at their May meeting this past Thursday, Midway council members entertained the most recent city news and citizen opinion on a Sunday park party causing controversy in the city.
    City Manager Auburn Ford announced the city had been one of only five in the state to apply for housing applications through Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and all the applicants had been selected. He said the city may receive up to $750,000 to help residents with housing problems and will begin finding residents for the program in June.

  • Community group continues effort to improve life in Gadsden County

    More representatives from community agencies and concerned citizens connected Thursday evening as Step Up for Gadsden had its most recent meeting.
    The areas for improvement discussed were education, economic development, community safety, community-wide health and quality of life, with a room designated for the discussion of each. Attendees could attend two meetings and then the larger group reconvened to discuss the suggestions made for making achievement gaps in each topic.

  • Former state hospital resident gets 10 years for role in beating death

    Former State Hospital resident Deontra French was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday afternoon, May 5, for his role in the beating death of another resident last February.
    After his time in prison, which will be commuted by 414 days for time served, French will be on probation for five years, ruled 2nd Judicial Circuit Court Judge Barbara K. Hobbs.

  • Praise & Worship

    Summer camp
    experience with a Chick-Fil-A flair
    Chick-Fil-A WinShape camp is coming to Quincy, Aug. 8 through 12. Come be a part of this incredible adventure combining sports, recreation, arts, Bible study and worship into one incredible week. WinShape Camps provide a professionally trained staff to help create meaningful, unforgettable and fun-filled day camp experience in your community. Camp site will be First Baptist Church, 210 W. Washington St., Quincy.
    To check out the camp, go to: http://camps.winshape.org/camps-for-communities/

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    Buckwheat’s, a new place in town just opened.
    I was close to ecstatic when I realized the second word, (in much smaller print), after “Buckwheat’s,” was “BBQ.”
    One of my all-time favorite things to do in this lifetime was to get up early and meet my good friend Joe Faggione for a hearty breakfast of buckwheat pancakes.
    Now I search far and wide and cannot find a restaurant that serves those delicious, dark buckwheats.

  • Rethinking Education

    From a teacher’s point of view, a child’s academic mistakes are worth their weight in gold. I really, really wish they wouldn’t be punished. Corrected, yes; punished, no. If a child is punished for making mistakes on a sheet of paper, either through bad grades, scolding or just simple disapproval (and coming from a respected adult, there is nothing simple about that disapproval), the child is going to go to great lengths to avoid punishment. It is human nature.

  • Talquin Electric hosts annual membership meeting

    Talquin Electric had its annual meeting in East Gadsden High School’s gymnasium Saturday morning, during which a new member was elected to the Board of Directors, the co-op shared insights on the future of their business and prizes were given to members who participated in the election and stayed until the event’s end.

  • BOCC OK’s traffic fine hike

    Traffic infractions incurred in the county will now be $5 steeper, as commissioners approved an ordinance allowing the increase at their regular meeting Tuesday evening.
    All funds collected from the additional $5 will go toward assisting driver education programs at schools deemed to have qualifying driver education programs, and are available for public and non-public schools, according to meeting filings. Schools must have programs that have students behind the wheel of a car for at least 30 percent of the class in order to
    qualify.

  • Sheriff’s office partners with Scott Town for safety

    The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office had a press conference Friday morning to announce a partnership the office has launched with the neighborhood watch committee in Quincy’s Scott Town community.
    “It’s OK to call and report suspicious activity in the community to the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office,” Sgt. Anglie Hightower of the sheriff’s office said to members of the neighborhood watch at the press conference.