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Today's News

  • Party shooting: one man dead, one arrested

     

          Investigators with the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office are still looking for witnesses to a shooting early Saturday morning that left one man dead and another in the county jail charged with homicide and carrying a concealed weapon.

  • Pump Boys at Quincy Music Theatre

    “Pump Boys and Dinettes,” which opens Friday, Aug. 10 at The Quincy Music Theatre, is part theatre and part concert – and 100 percent top entertainment.  Six actors accompany themselves on stage, using songs to weave together the story of four gas station workers and two waitresses at the fictional Double Cupp Diner, located somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna, North Carolina.

  • FSU track runs away with Moose 5K

    While her legendary track star brother was warming up for the Olympic Games in London, Violah Lagat was showing off some speed of her own last Saturday in Gadsden County.

    Lagat, a track star herself at Florida State University and former All American at Central Arizona, crushed the competition at the third annual Run with the Moose 5K race at Quincy, She completed the hilly course in 18:45, nearly two minutes faster than her nearest competitor.

  • Would-be ATM victim thwarts armed robber

    Quincy Police were flagged down Saturday night, July 21 at approximately 11 p.m. by the victim of a thwarted armed robbery attempt.

    The victim and a witness told police the following: The victim had gone to the Bank of America ATM located at 1321 W. Jefferson St. to get cash. While the victim was taking his cash he was confronted by a black male aiming a handgun at him demanding his money and wallet. The victim advised that he held his wallet out for the robber and just when the robber attempted to take it he grabbed the robber’s gun and wrestled it from the robber.

  • Out on bond; man shoots wife, commits suicide

    Sheriff Morris Young said that Kelvin Paden, subject of a two-hour early morning standoff June 28 in downtown Quincy is the same man who shot his wife four times before fatally shooting himself in Leon County on Sunday, July 15.
    Tasheka Paden was in good condition at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Monday following surgery for her injuries Sunday evening. A hearing had been scheduled for July 17 on a domestic violence injunction that Paden had filed against her husband.

  • Quincy CRA halts entertainment spending

    Quincy Community Redevelopment Agency director Charles Hayes said the CRA Board, which is made up of the members of the Quincy City Commission, put the skids on spending for entertainment until the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1.
    Music on the Square had been planned for July 13 but was called off last week without notice because Hayes was out of town attending the National CRA Conference.

  • Quincy's lacrosse team visits North Carolina

     

    For the first time and definitely not the last, the Quincy Wildcats youth lacrosse team traveled to Charlotte, N.C. to participate in a weekend of lacrosse games and clinics.

    This jamboree hosted by the 1sTouch Charlotte Condor’s director, Greg Carter, gave the Wildcats a trip that was both exciting and fulfilling. Led by the Quincy Wildcats president, Curtis Fields, assistant coach Jones, and several parents, the lacrosse players had a time of their lives.

  • Year of the giant pizza

     

    A quarter century ago, Gadsden County grabbed a slice of international fame.

    It was 1987, the summer of the big pizza project.

    Twenty-five years ago this month, a cooperative county commission expedited approval of a plan to create the world’s largest pizza in Havana.

    Tallahassee restaurateur Lorenzo Amato planned the giant pie and the world’s largest oven to bake it in.

  • Heavy rains cave in Quincy building

    Recent heavy rains from tropical storm Debby caused the roof of the Hindu Sanatan Temple to cave in. No one was injured was the roof collasped and the building was flooded.

  • It's time to Get Going Gadsden

     

    It’s time to Get Going Gadsden. The campaign kickoff was held earlier this month but the real work begins this Sunday. The 60-day countywide challenge officially begins July 1 and ends Aug. 31, is intended to increase physical activity and motivate residents to take charge of their health and learn better living habits.

          There are incentives too. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the challenge in the following categories: