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Today's News

  • Blues Fest success!

           The Oktoberfest weekend was a success. Almost 7,000 people packed the Courthouse Square and downtown Quincy for two nights of music, food and fun. Friday night approximately 1,700 came out to hear Minor  Seven, a Tallahassee based music group that specialize in neo-soul, R & B, jazz, raggae and blues. Adrian Morris, the band’s featured vocalist, brought the crowd to their feet when he crooned “Let’s Get It On” by the late Marvin Gay.

  • Evans/Hunter wed

       Dee Ella Evans and Clinton Hunter Sr. were married August 28, 2010, at New Bethel A.M. E. Church in Quincy, Florida. Pastor Melvin Mobley officiated. The reception was held at Carver Heights Senior Center in Havana, Florida.

       The bride is the daughter of Willie and Hattie Evans of Havana, Florida. The groom is the son of the late Willie and Daisy Hunter.

  • GCSO Arrest Report

    1. Julius Hearns-----------Dealing in stolen property and Grand Theft
    2. Joseph E. Lohness-----Defrauding a pawnbroker and Petit Theft
    3. Travis Maddox----------Vop/Fleeing and Eluding
    4. Cedrick Davis-----------Vop/Burglary of Dwelling and Grand Theft
    5. Taknika N. Claridy-----Altercation of a Forged Instrument, Grand Theft more than 300.00 and Uttering a Forged Instrument
    6. Charles Clemons--------Vop/Felony Battery
    7. Anthony Dewayne Simmons---Vop/Cocaine
    8. Cliffton Chavers---------Agg. Battery (Domestic)

  • City cuts budget

    When the Quincy city commission passed a millage rate of 4.0 it left a shortfall in of $120,000 in the current budget.
        Commissioners then set about that amount so that the budget would be balanced.
    Saying that this was a tough year and painful cuts has to be made, the commission made the following cuts:
        •$80,000 from the recreation department which will eliminate one position, the after school recreation program, travel for non-competitive sports, a health initiative, beautification program and the weekend movies.

  • New prison management meets public

         There are 1,520 female inmates housed at the Gadsden Correctional Institution in Gretna. On Aug. 1, Management Training Corporation took over the day-to-day operations of the facility. The man in charge is Sergio Molina, a 25-years veteran in corrections.

  • Domestic violence

        Domestic Violence isn't confined to adults anymore. Two years ago, a national survey of teenage girls between the ages of 14 and 17 revealed that 44 percent said they knew someone their age who had been hit or beaten by a boyfriend.
       Here are some telltale signs of what are usually early warning signs that something is wrong in a teen dating relationship if the person:

  • Wakulla Bank closed

       Wakulla Bank, Crawfordville, Florida, was closed today by the Florida Office of Financial Regulation, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver. To protect the depositors, the FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with Centennial Bank, Conway, Arkansas, to assume all of the deposits of Wakulla Bank.

  • Dollie Revell Turns 102 at Magnolia House
  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    Reading a book about a place I am about to visit or spend some time has been one of my greatest thrills in life.† If its a good reading experience you become more excited and thrilled with the idea of finally arriving at your new destination, especially if its a long dreamed about vacation spot or a new home in more pleasant surroundings.

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