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Today's News

  • County to get $387K for Midway

    The county will receive $387,575 in grant funds from the Department of Economic Opportunity for the construction of a 1,750-linear-foot road in Midway and the extension of water, wastewater and electric utilities infrastructure, as the Board of County Commissioners approved the deal at their Tuesday night meeting.

  • List of candidates grows as qualifying deadline looms

    With two weeks left for candidates to qualify for local 2016 elections, a number of candidates have already filed for Sheriff, Property Appraiser, Superintendent of Schools and several County Commissioner and School Board seats.
    The only positions where only one person has applied for candidacy are Supervisor of Elections, Clerk of Courts and Tax Collector, which are all being pursued by their incumbents: Shirley Knight, Nicholas Thomas and W. Dale Summerford, respectively.

  • No decision yet on fate of slot machine slated for Gretna casino

    The Florida Supreme Court entertained arguments Tuesday from an attorney from Gretna Racing and a state deputy solicitor general regarding whether Creek Entertainment Gretna should be allowed to implement slot machines.

  • Event aims to inspire health

    Oneil Brown, known around the region as the Fitness Preacher, and a few of his students led a group comprised mostly of women in 30 minutes of exercise Saturday at New Bethel AME Church after also teaching them healthier dietary practices.

  • Identity thieves hit Midway coffers for $20K

    Midway City Manager Auburn Ford announced the City had been the victim of identity theft at the city council’s monthly meeting this past Thursday, losing more than $20,000 to scammers before the city’s bank caught wind of what was happening.
    Ford said the bank, Capital City, reimbursed Midway for the lost funds, but were now wanting the city to attain ACH blocking and filtering services. Council members unanimously approved the city attaining those services.

  • A/C in the way OK in Quincy

    Quincy commissioners saved the Men of Action a $5,000 headache when they granted the nonprofit a license agreement authorizing the organization to keep their air conditioners situated on a piece of city property near the organization’s
    headquarters.
    Men of Action’s backing financial institution had notified the nonprofit that the equipment encroachment into city property created a risk that could require the city to ask the nonprofit to move the air conditioner any time.

  • 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.