Today's News

  • Rethinking Education

    From a teacher’s point of view, a child’s academic mistakes are worth their weight in gold. I really, really wish they wouldn’t be punished. Corrected, yes; punished, no. If a child is punished for making mistakes on a sheet of paper, either through bad grades, scolding or just simple disapproval (and coming from a respected adult, there is nothing simple about that disapproval), the child is going to go to great lengths to avoid punishment. It is human nature.

  • Talquin Electric hosts annual membership meeting

    Talquin Electric had its annual meeting in East Gadsden High School’s gymnasium Saturday morning, during which a new member was elected to the Board of Directors, the co-op shared insights on the future of their business and prizes were given to members who participated in the election and stayed until the event’s end.

  • BOCC OK’s traffic fine hike

    Traffic infractions incurred in the county will now be $5 steeper, as commissioners approved an ordinance allowing the increase at their regular meeting Tuesday evening.
    All funds collected from the additional $5 will go toward assisting driver education programs at schools deemed to have qualifying driver education programs, and are available for public and non-public schools, according to meeting filings. Schools must have programs that have students behind the wheel of a car for at least 30 percent of the class in order to

  • Sheriff’s office partners with Scott Town for safety

    The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office had a press conference Friday morning to announce a partnership the office has launched with the neighborhood watch committee in Quincy’s Scott Town community.
    “It’s OK to call and report suspicious activity in the community to the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office,” Sgt. Anglie Hightower of the sheriff’s office said to members of the neighborhood watch at the press conference.

  • Art show highlights creativity at West Gadsden

    An art teacher at West Gadsden High School had an art exhibition in the school’s media center Thursday evening, during which she displayed some of the creations her students have made for class projects this year.
    Johnnie Clarke said many students have truly stumbled upon their artistic ability, only being in art classes for the first time but quickly showing talent. Gamaliel Lara, a 14-year-old seventh-grader who had two pieces place first and one place second, is one of those students.

  • Quincyfest to bring live music to historic downtown

    Quincy Main Street intends to return Quincy Fest to its original glory days of attracting 15,000 visitors, Executive Director Joe Munroe says, and he hopes its annual iteration taking place this coming Saturday re-establishes the event’s place in the community.
    “We’re looking at this as Ground Zero,” Munroe said.

  • Praise & Worship

    Summer camp
    experience with a Chick-Fil-A flair

    Chick-Fil-A WinShape camp is coming to Quincy, Aug. 8 through 12. Come be a part of this incredible adventure combining sports, recreation, arts, Bible study and worship into one incredible week. WinShape Camps provide a professionally trained staff to help create meaningful, unforgettable and fun-filled day camp experience in your community. Camp site will be First Baptist Church, 210 W. Washington St., Quincy.
    To check out the camp, go to: http://camps.winshape.org/camps-for-communities/

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    As my wife, Judy, waved to me through our office window from the backyard and flashed that beautiful smile of hers toward me, it warmed my heart.
    This wonderful woman, wife and mother spends most of her day performing tasks around the house and yard to please me.
    She is what most of us would call an “old-fashioned housewife” — she’s very clean, fussy, and makes other women feel uncomfortable whenever they visit us.

  • Rethinking Education

    If the state of Florida is serious about helping each child succeed in school and reach full potential as an adult, it needs to find a radically different way to conduct business.

  • Incumbents ahead in Quincy, Havana

    Incumbents in Quincy and Havana won their respective races in the Gadsden County municipal elections held Tuesday, which also saw a former Quincy commissioner get close to reclaiming the seat
    she previously
    In Havana, Robert L. Miller was able to retain his Group 6 seat, winning the election over Decorkus Allen by a 10-vote margin. Miller received 188 votes while Allen received 178.
    In Quincy, Andy Gay retained his District 4 commission seat, bringing in 71 percent of the 337 votes in his race.