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Today's News

  • His lifetime of service

    Quincy’s former police chief Robert “R.D.” Edwards died at the age of 90 on Dec. 28.  

  • Local man dead after Christmas Eve crash

    According to a Florida Highway Patrol crash report,  38-year-old Michael Hopkins, of Quincy, was riding his motorcycle east on County Road 268, near the intersection of County Road 270,  at about 7:45 p.m. Dec. 24, when Hopkins attempted to pass another vehicle, and swerved onto the shoulder of the road, trying to avoid a collision. Hopkins lost control of his motorcycle, a 2007 Honda CVR, as it overturned and came to a final rest on the south shoulder.
    Hopkins was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, where he later died.
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  • Crash spills jet fuel near Greensboro

    A portion of State Road 12 in Liberty and Gadsden counties was shut down for hours on Tuesday following a tanker-truck crash that left jet fuel spilled near the Liberty-Gadsden line.
    According to Florida Highway Patrol officers at the scene, it was a single-vehicle crash, and the driver of the truck apparently ran off the road. An FHP crash report states that the crash happened around12:30 p.m.   

  • Thyroid specialists coming to county

    Gadsden residents who need to see a specialist for thyroid issues may in the future be able to shorten their travel time to receive care.
    At their Dec. 20 meeting, the Gadsden Board of Commissions voted unanimously to lease a space in the Gadsden Memorial Hospital Building in Quincy to North Florida Thyroid Center for $1 per year.

  • Jags, Panthers facing challenges at start of basketball season

    The Jaguars have had a tough start to their season due in large part to the fact that they are a youthful team. In spite of having just two seniors on his squad, Coach Reginald Cunningham feels his team can continue improving.
    “I think we are starting to get better at competing,” he said, “but we gotta get better at finishing games.

  • Local basketball busy before break

    Munroe
    The Munroe Lady Cats were able to squeeze in one contest this week with an exam schedule to work around.  The team played at Liberty County on Friday night.   
    The Bulldog led by 10 at the half and extended that lead to 44-16.  Munroe was led by seventh-grader Joanna Parramore, who was pulled up from the JV girls team at the end of their
    season.  
    Parramore scored seven points, pulled down four rebounds and had two steals and two blocks.  

  • 'Tis the season to be eating

    Christmas Day is quickly approaching.  While many children are anticipating opening gifts that morning, just as many adults are looking forward to eating their favorite holiday dishes.
    Chris Crews said he moved to Chattahoochee three months ago, and this will be his first Christmas in Florida.  He said he will spend the day with his family, and what he’s looking forward to the most is his aunt’s pecan pie.

  • Quincy leaders pass rate hike

    At a special meeting Monday, Dec. 12, the Quincy City Commission voted to pass WastePro’s 1.02 percent rate increase on to the city’s customers.
    The city’s financial advisor, Ted Beason, said the agreements with WastePro are in three-year increments so right now they’re in year two.
    Commissioners  also voted to authorize the city manager to sign the contract with Trinity Inc., to conduct monitoring reports on the Quincy-Byrd Landfill for 2017.

  • Kicking back at the library

    While the schools have been out on Christmas break, the Gadsden County Public Library workers have been busy trying to keep them engaged in learning and
    entertained.
    On Monday night, the Cowen Library in Chattahoochee hosted a Craftshop.  Children accompanied by an adult were invited out for a night of holiday fun.  At the Craftshop they were able to let their creative juices flow while making foam gingerbread men and women, Santa-please-stop-here door hangers, paper reindeer neckties and paper reindeer hats to match.

  • Lions moving forward, Bobcats improve

    Munroe
    The Munroe boys basketball team is looking for improvement first; wins second.  Andrew Eads, in his second year as head coach, is working hard with his young and inexperienced team in hopes to have them producing some upset wins in January.  Last week the team lost three games by similar scores.  
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