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Today's News

  • County commissioners hire new attorney

    Gadsden’s Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to retain attorney David Weiss of the Ausley and McMullen firm as the county’s attorney at the board’s Aug. 4 meeting.

  • FDOT hosts meeting to show Quincy bypass options

    FDOT had a workshop this past Thursday at the National Guard Armory in Quincy to gauge public opinion about their Quincy Bypass efforts before they begin the second phase of their project, which is intended to redirect trucking traffic away from Quincy’s historic/business district.

    A flyer for the meeting reads, “the ultimate purpose of this project is to provide an east-west connection between County Road 268 (Solomon Dairy Road) and State Road 12 to relieve existing traffic conditions on S.R. 12 within the Quincy/Gadsden County area.”

  • Changing perspectives

    Approximately 30 kids who spent the summer learning trades ended the summer part of their program’s curriculum Monday with a tour of the Gadsden County Jail.

    They were the first participants in an after-school and summer camp program sponsored in partnership with the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office and the Gadsden chapter of AMIKids Inc., a national organization that on its website says it “gives troubled youth the support they need to become great people, and our results speak for themselves.”

  • BOCC aims to fight drug blight

    The fence at the Gadsden County Jail is on track to be repaired, as the Gadsden’s Board of County Commissioners voted to award a bid to a company to handle its repair at its July 21 meeting.

    Commissioner Eric Hinson asked if there were any Gadsden County companies that could be commissioned for the repair. County Administrator Robert Presnell said of the three companies to bid for the project, none were from the county.

  • Mike Wade hired as Quincy’s permanent city manager

    Mike Wade is officially Quincy’s permanent manager, as Quincy commissioners voted to approve his contract for the position at their meeting Tuesday in a 4-1 vote. He had been interim manager for more than a year.

    Commissioner Daniel McMillan said Wade will be working for
    60 percent of what the last manager earned, and added, “people might not like the way we went about it (the hiring process), but everything we did was
    legal.”

  • Jags suffer opening season loss

    After an hour delay this past Friday, East Gadsden and Chiles finally stepped onto to the field to warm up. Despite the weather, several members of the “Jag Nation” made the trip to Chiles High to cheer on their team.
    High winds and the wetness of the field lead to a run-heavy offense by both teams. Neither offense was able to successfully progress down the field until the Timberwolves offensive line began to open up some holes for their running backs to run through near the end of the opening period.  

  • Girls volleyball continues

    The county volleyball teams are in full action after one week of the 2015 regular season.
    MUNROE
    The Munroe volleyball team went 0-2 their opening week.  The team, which advanced to regional semifinals last season,  lost in three games to both Grace Christian (Bainbridge) and North Florida Christian.  Despite the losses, head coach Spenser Morris saw marked improvement at times.  
    Morris said, “At times we played exceptionally well, but then our youth and inexperience would show up, unfortunately!”

  • Bobcats bow to St. Joseph in regular season opener
  • Praise & Worship September 3, 2015

    Neal’s Temple plans event for women
    A Women’s Retreat will kick off at 1 p.m. Oct. 30, Neal’s Temple Holiness Church, Havana, Savannah, Ga., and continue through Nov. 1. Contact persons are Sis. Shane Bozman, 850-688-5230; and Shirley Adams, 850-504-5465
    Women’s conference coming in September

  • Sheriff Morris Young's attorney issues statement after judge rules

    Sean Pittman of Pittman Law Group issued the following statement after Judge Collins ruled: