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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Partying like it’s 1976

    Though it came 40 years late, the James A. Shanks graduating class of 1976 finally had itself a prom.

    Fifty-five members from Shanks’ sixth integrated class met Saturday night at the National Guard Armory in Quincy dressed in their finest threads to recreate the prom they never had. The evening was one of a number of events the class organized in recognition of its 40th reunion. They danced, laughed and sang, each clearly enjoying the night as if they were all 18 again.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Budget workshops begin with nearly $575K in nonprofit funding requests

    Budget discussions for the county’s 2017 fiscal year began Thursday afternoon in the commission chambers.
    County Administrator Robert Presnell told the county commissioners who attended the meeting —  Brenda Holt and Anthony Viegbesie — the county may be a couple hundred thousand dollars short on funds needed for the proposed new agriculture center.

  • Vehicle fire, explosion snarls traffic

    Rush-hour traffic from Tallahassee into Midway was stalled for nearly 40 minutes this past Thursday afternoon as firefighters extinguished the fire of a blazing PT Cruiser.
    According to the Midway Police Department, the car’s driver was headed to her Midway home when a parallel driver alerted her that her car had caught fire. MPD says the fire appears to have been caused by mechanical issues.
    The woman and her passengers were able to escape the car and find ground a good distance away from it before the car
    exploded.

  • Leaders put brakes on Midway parties

    A Sunday evening party thrown weekly at a Midway park has been indefinitely canceled.
    Though the parties were well attended — or perhaps because of that fact — it had inspired the furor of many community members.
    The Midway Police Department posted a message on their Facebook page announcing the cancelation, writing “HANGOUT SUNDAYS in Midway are CANCELED. The event has outgrown the capacity of the City and its resources.”