Today's News

  • A community for learning

    The Heart to Heart Christian Academy opened its Havana schoolhouse this year.
    The school currently teaches 22 students in the Havana Learning Center. The students are split into two different classrooms: one for students in grades Kindergarten through fifth, and the other for students in sixth through 12th.
    With the exception of one, all students enrolled at the Havana location are able to attend Heart to Heart for free through scholarship opportunities.

  • Task force yields drug suspects in Quincy

    The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office drug task force netted arrests Sept. 4 in an operation triggered by complaints of gambling, alcohol use and an open air drug market in the parking lot of Bud’s Lounge on South Adams in Quincy.

  • BOCC writes off $100K in old hospital’s bad debt

    County commissioners voted to write off $100,000 taken from the county’s Hospital Endowment Trust Fund and used to operate the hospital in March 2003 at their Sept. 1 meeting.
    According to the agenda request, the funds were used after Ashford Healthcare defaulted on the hospital’s lease. The funds were allocated to Gadsden Hospital Inc., which operated the hospital after Ashford, and to be used as their start-up funds.

  • New MainStreet leader envisions a Quincy renaissance

    When Joe Munroe thinks about Quincy Main Street, he thinks back to 1998 when he bought his first house: a 150-year-old family home with no working toilets and a broken foundation in the kitchen.
    It was just what he’d been looking for: something to fix up. Realtors kept showing him the most modern and expensive houses, but he was intent on bringing something classic back to life. That’s when he came across the home, which sat on Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.’s largest historic residential neighborhood.
    He wanted it immediately.

  • Supporting their sheriff

    At two separate events Tuesday evening, Gadsden County’s political and religious leaders asked citizens to ban together in telling Governor Rick Scott they don’t want Sheriff Morris Young removed from office.
    The cause for the occasions is the looming possibility that Scott could remove Young from office as a result of Young being found guilty of indirect contempt of court. One event was held on Courthouse Square while the other gathering was at New Bethel AME in Quincy.

  • Supporting their sheriff

    Judge Julian E. Collins ruled Aug. 27, finding Sheriff Morris Young guilty of indirect criminal contempt.
    In his ruling, Collins wrote a court order for Young to stop authorizing furloughs was clear and unambiguous, and he believes State Attorney Willie Meggs proved his allegation that Young violated that order beyond a reasonable doubt.
    Young has been ordered to pay a fine of $500 out of his personal funds within 60 days to the Gadsden County Clerk of the Circuit Court.

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

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

  • Local man accused of sex crime

    A Quincy man was arrested Aug. 31 on sexual assault charges in reference to an incident that occurred nearly a year ago.
    Jeffery McGriff, 23, of Quincy, has been charged with aggravated battery when the offender should know the victim is pregnant, false imprisonment of an adult and sexual assault of a victim older than 12. The sexual assault charge was further classified under special conditions.
    According to arrest documents, McGriff is accused of holding a woman known to him hostage in October 2014 in a home. The woman

  • Praise & Worship October 1, 2015

    Neal’s Temple plans event for women

  • Grace Notes Oct. 1, 2015

    By Nancy Kennedy