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Today's News

  • Schools ‘coach’ says failing high schools will turn around this year

    Gadsden County Schools Superintendent Reginald James says his team is facing a tough “season” during the new school year, which kicked off Monday. But this coach says they’re ready.

    Although James said the elementary and middle schools are on track, the county’s high schools, East Gadsden and West Gadsden, still pose a huge challenge.

    “Our biggest challenges are basically our two high schools,” James said. “Our high schools presented a unique challenge to me as a superintendent.”

  • Everyone has to jump on board for hospital to work, say city, county officials

    Construction on Gadsden Memorial Hospital is complete, according to Clyde Collins, construction manager, but the building cannot be released for occupancy until it is furnished.

    Collins was asked to give a construction report to the Gadsden Hospital Inc. Board of Directors on Monday. But although the building is complete, nothing more can happen until it is furnished. The Agency on Health Care Administration cannot complete its final inspections and release the building until this is accomplished.

  • Motorist hits house, flees scene; tips by neighbors lead to arrest

    The front skirting of Bertha Hughes' home at 425 Cleveland St. in Quincy was damaged  Sunday around 5 p.m. when a late model Ford Mustang driven by Charles Jenkins, 42,  plowed into it. After hitting the house, Jenkins left the scene of the accident. Witnesses told police where he had gone and officers arrested him a few blocks away on Hardin Street. He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and having no driver’s license. Jenkins failed the field sobriety test and  police records indicate he refused to take the breathalyzer test.

  • Officials await results on ID of body in car

    An automobile crash claimed the life of one person early Aug. 19 in Chattahoochee.

    A spokesman with the Chattahoochee Police Department confirmed that the crash occurred around 4 a.m. on Maple Street. The identity of an individual in the car has not been confirmed because the body was too badly burned. DNA testing will be used to confirm the identity of the victim, which could take up to a week.

  • Local girl fights cause concern for police

    Investigator Clarence Pearson of the Quincy Police Department said a recent increase in violence among girls has law enforcement officers worried. Hardly a weekend goes by that young girls are not involved in some kind of verbal or physical altercation.

    "They are fighting all over the place. Most of them are middle school girls and they are really trying to hurt each other," he said.

  • I'm in it to win it

    I got to spend some vacation time last week with my parents. I went up to their home in North Georgia and just hung out. I didn’t really plan on much else.

    My agenda was this: my mom and I went to Athens on Monday to do a little Christmas shopping. You just can’t buy UGA stuff around here; there’s just not much variety, when you do find it. On Tuesday, we spent the day roaming around the area where she was born and raised, taking pictures and just hanging out.Then on Wednesday, I spent the day doing a whole lotta nothing.

  • Ordinance could help restore city to its former glory

    Quincy city commissioners are considering an ordinance that will limit people who set up shop on the sides of the road and conduct whatever kind of business that strikes their fancy. I, like Commissioner Derrick Elias, think that the city looks raggedy.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    “Keep your politics and your political views to yourself” was a fundamental principle my father pounded solidly into my character. It’s one of the many principles that he successfully passed onto me.   Several of the rules he had set for his four children I chose not to pass on to my own son. I found that my father did not live by some of the rules and principles he had set for us.  Hypocrisy can be a difficult pill to swallow.

  • Reader questions Obama’s stance

    Once deadened, the conscience is difficult to restore.  "Pro-choice" President Barack Obama is seeking to further deaden the conscience of the American public regarding abortion on-demand. 

    As recorded in his July 17, 2007 campaign stump with Planned Parenthood, his stated desire is to force all taxpayers,  regardless of their personal moral/religious views, to fund abortion in his health care reform proposals.

  • Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Arrest Report

    • Doug Adam Harrison: Possession of methamphetamine; possession of  marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

    • Joshua Phillips: VOP/Traffic in stolen property

    • Antwan Vickers: VOP/Battery on LEO and ROWV

    • Michael Douglas: VOP/Possession of cocaine

    • Reginald Hawkins: VOP/PWBC

    • John Patrick Ladanza: VOP/DUI and grand theft motor vehicle

    • Kendricque Montez Dennard: Grand theft