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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • East Gadsden gets new leader

    After sharpening her chops as an educator and school administrator for 26 years in Central Florida counties, East Gadsden High School’s newest principal decided to come back home.

    “It has always been my desire to come back home and work in the county where I got my education, and the opportunity presented itself so here I am,” said Sonya Jackson, a 1982 graduate of Greensboro High School.

  • Commissioners examine lawyers

    The Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners held a special meeting Tuesday afternoon where the commissioners interviewed candidates for the county’s attorney position.

    The four candidates to interview were Sten Sliger of Quincy, Melissa VanSickle of Tallahassee, former county attorney Thornton Williams and current county attorney David Weiss.

    After hearing all attorneys speak, the commissioners decided to make their selection at a later regular meeting.

  • Havana man dead in molly-related death, police say

    A Havana man was killed in Tallahassee on July 15 after breaking into a couple’s home while apparently high on the drug molly.

    Jarod Clemons, 27, had come into the Havana Police Department earlier that day complaining that he had taken a bad batch of the drug. HPD Chief Tracy Smith said Clemons was sweating profusely, demanding water and removing his clothing.

    Body camera footage released by HPD pm  Monday shows Clemons shirtless while sweating profusely and pacing around excitedly.

  • Teacher accused of hitting student

    A Gadsden County teacher was arrested July 14 for allegedly battering a teenage boy involved in a fight with her daughter.

    Nekeshia Harris, 40, of Quincy, has been arrested on a charge of first-
    degree battery — which is a misdemeanor — for the alleged incident, which occurred July 2 at West Gadsden High School. Harris was employed at the school for a district summer program. She works at Carter Parramore Academy during the school year.

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

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

  • Praise & Worship

    Tallahassee church welcomes
    family, friends
    Integrity Church of God In Christ under the leadership of Elder Jerome Cox invites the community to the church’s annual Family and Friends.  This program will start at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30.  The guest speaker for this special occasion will be Big Bend District Superintendent Ronald McCloud.  The church is at 580 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee.
    Neal’s Temple plans event for women

  • Bobcats open with pre-season game against Bozeman

    With 18 players and a few empty seats on the bus, the Bobcats of Robert F. Munroe Day School began the 2015 campaign with a trip to the sand hills just north of Panama City to take on the Bucks of Dean Bozeman High School.  Under new Head Coach Rodell Thomas and fresh off of a positive summer of lifting weights, replacing seven departed seniors, and learning a new system, the Bobcats looked to see just where they are in terms of being ready for the regular season.  

  • Serve! County girls volleyball yields net excitement

    The Munroe volleyball team participated in The Canopy Road Classic preseason tournament hosted by Leon High School.  
    Preseason contests allow coaches to evaluate their team’s current status and make lists of what needs work before the actual season hits full gear.  
    Players have the opportunity to shake off their nerves and fine tune fundamentals.  All of this is “free” since the games don’t count in the regular season record.  

  • West Gadsden High School Panthers serious about football season

    Last season under the leadership of Head Coach Joey Striplin, West Gadsden went 4-6 and ultimately took the next step toward reaching the postseason.
    This season coach Striplin will be heading into his third year as the Panthers’ leader, and seems to be extremely optimistic about his team’s chances within their district as well as in the play-offs.
    The Panther coach said he believes in “quality over quantity” and isn’t overly concerned about having a specific number of players on his
    roster.