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Today's News

  • Lighting up the season
  • BOCC at odds on economic development

    After nearly an hour of debate on the topic, the Board of County Commissioners decided Tuesday night to postpone voting on how to allocate $240,000 dedicated to economic development until their Dec. 16 commission
    meeting.

  • Gathering with gratitude for Thanksgiving feast

    It took 18 turkeys roasted or smoked, eight hams, 75 pounds of sweet potatoes, 12 pounds of macaroni, 32 cups of uncooked rice, 20 bunches of greens, 8 gallons of green beans, 30 pounds of apples, 35 pounds of cornmeal for corn bread dressing, 350 rolls, dozens of desserts and a host of helping hands to put out this year’s community Thanksgiving dinner at Christ Town
    Ministries.
    Organizers reported more than 300 diners came — and some had meals delivered, such as some members of law enforcement and other emergency responders on duty Thanksgiving Day.

  • Quincy Commission hires new attorney

    City commissioners in Quincy approved a contract for the city’s new attorney at their Nov. 25 meeting.

  • Time to celebrate!

    Havana Middle School students were rewarded with an outdoor festival celebration this past Thursday for earning an “A” rating last school year.
    Principal Delshuana Jackson said the celebration was primarily to congratulate seventh- and eighth-graders for earning the “A” rating, but also served to inspire sixth-graders to do well this year. She also said the school improved from its previous “C” rating by embracing a culture of excellence and constantly motivating students
    and teachers.

  • Holt to chair BOCC

    Commissioner Brenda Holt is the new chairperson for The Gadsden County Commission after a unanimous vote from the commissioners. Commissioner Eric Hinson is the vice-chair after a 3-2 vote and Commissioner Sherrie Taylor, who was nominated for both positions, declined the chair nomination and lost the vote for vice-chair.
    The county approved a plan for state aid that could bring the library system approximated $486,000, according to the agenda request. The exact total of aid received is based largely upon how much the county spends on its
    library system.

  • Local retailers look for steady sales, not Black Friday frenzy

    While a number of big box retailers statewide and nationwide are revving up for a big Black Friday boost to holiday sales,  a number of local retailers expect mor modest success.
    According to a Florida Retail Federation press release, the group’s annual shopping forecast has predicted a 5 percent increase in sales for Florida retailers this holiday shopping season — a figure that outpaces this year’s national forecast, which calls for a 4.1 percent uptick over the past year.

  • Tornado whips through Greensboro

    At about 5:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17,  a tornado touched down in Greensboro. The system caused temporary power outages, particularly in the Sycamore Community, due to fallen trees on power lines, according to a Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office press release issued Monday evening. Talquin Electric was working to restore power as outages were still reported in that area.

  • Banks apologizes before execution

    The buzzing from the in-wall air conditioning unit is the only sound heard as witnesses sit silently in anticipation of what’s to come.
    This is the final hour for Chadwick Banks. The double-murder and rape he committed 22 years ago have led to this moment: 28 witnesses, four of them family members of the victims, await the moment a lethal injection serves as justice for the deaths of Cassandra Banks and her daughter, 10-year-old Melody Cooper.
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  • Aiming for opportunities

    Tallahassee Community College symbolically broke ground for its Gadsden Center on Monday in Quincy at an event attended by commissioners and officials from different municipalities across the county.