.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    A community conversation will be held this evening at 6 p.m. at James A. Shanks Middle School regarding education in Gadsden County. Call 850-294-6694 for more information.

    ••••

    The Gadsden County bookmobile will be out of service Sept. 14-Oct. 1. The library will receive a new bookmobile through a grant in early September.

    ••••

    Main Street Quincy will host a night of music featuring Tallahassee Nights Live on the Courthouse Square Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. This is a free event.

    ••••

  • Public hearings to be held on city budget

    The Quincy city commissioners voted Sept. 8 to pass, on second reading, an ordinance that would prohibit soliciting or collecting money on a public right-of-way. The ordinance also restricts the distribution of printed materials to sidewalks or other non-traffic areas that are intended for pedestrian use.

    The ordinance grew out of concern by several commissioners for the safety of people soliciting at intersections.

  • Midway man charged with arson, attempted murder

    The State Fire Marshal's Office arrested 26-year-old Christopher T. Knight of Midway and charged him with five counts of attempted murder and two counts of arson of a dwelling  Monday.

    The charges stem from fires set Sept. 9 and 10. He is in the Leon County Jail, pending return to Gadsden County.

  • Long lines form as locals try to beat tag cost increase this week

    "I've never seen anything like it," said Gadsden County Tax Collector Dale Summerford Monday night.

    He was referring to the crowds that swamped his office beginning Aug. 28 to  take advantage of the old tag and license fees that took effect Sept.1, when prices doubled. The office, which usually handles less than 100 people per day, served 750 Monday.

  • Elected officials visit, talk health care, economy, stimulus dollars

    Sen. Bill Nelson sat down with local community and government leaders last Thursday afternoon in the conference room of the Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce in Quincy.

    As the meeting began, Nelson asked those present what issues were on their minds. Foremost among those issues were health care reform, the Apalachicola River, the economic forecast and stimulus dollars.

  • Boyd met with strong questions, even stronger answers at gathering

    There were only a few seats left at the Leaf Theatre Aug. 25 as U.S. Congressman Allen Boyd opened a town meeting to discuss the health care initiative. He said most of the people in the room were raised by parents whose lives were shaped by the Great Depression and many people are losing their jobs and their homes – and people are "scared."

    "I'm delighted you're here. You were told last September that our financial institutions were about to collapse. That didn't happen but we never get credit for averting disaster," Boyd said.

  • Board must act to save hospital

    The Gadsden County Board of Commissioners have a tough decision to make and they must make it soon according to Michael Glazer, attorney for Gadsden Hospital Inc. Board of Directors, who laid the board’s options on the line Tuesday.

  • City to look closely at rec department

    The Quincy City Commission took pencil to paper last Wednesday and Thursday nights during the first two of three budget workshops planned before September public hearings to adopt the 2009-10 budget.

    Commissioners studied the proposed budget almost line by line in an attempt to lower spending while continuing to provided services at a level to please citizens.

  • Breathe in long and hard...there's a fresh wind blowing

    There’s a fresh wind blowing across Gadsden County. Can you feel it?

    I’m talking about the new excitement in the schools and at the administrative level. It started with the shifting around of personnel, not because district leaders wanted to move people out of positions, but because the skills of those administrators and teachers would be better utilized elsewhere. Principals who have led their former schools to higher levels of achievement have been moved to schools that were faltering, and we can be sure their new schools are already on the rise.

  • Waiting in line's not so bad

    Standing in line doesn't have to be a bad experience. On Aug. 28 I had the good fortune of waiting in line for almost an hour to get a tag for my car. A few months ago I interviewed Dale Summerford, county tax collector, about the increase in fees and licenses that took effect Sept. 1.