Today's News

  • Quincy woman arrested for nonprofit theft

    A 54-year-old Quincy woman, Julia Jackson, was arrested and charged with grand theft by misappropriating funds from a nonprofit organization. The organization is the Gadsden County daycare on Fourth Street in Quincy.

    Jackson, who was director at the center, is alleged to have taken money by transferring some funds electronically into her personal account.

  • Tallahassee mayor ready to fight opposition to Talquin Dam spillway project

    Gadsden County has not joined Leon, Wakulla, Liberty and Franklin counties challenging the Northwest Florida Management District and the city of Tallahassee concerning the city's Corn Hydrolelectric Facility Spillway Modification Project. The counties had requested an administative hearing  on the construction permit. The facility is a Tallahassee operated facility but is located on the Gadsden County side of Lake Talquin.

  • No election in Quincy; Gretna, Chattahoochee gear up for faceoffs

    The city of Quincy will have no municipal election April 27. The two incumbents for city commission, Angela Sapp and Finley Cook, are unopposed.

    Gretna has two seats and Chattahoochee has three contested seats. In Gretna, Clarence Jackson is opposing incumbent John E. Smith for Seat 1, and Jeff McNealy has challenged Willie C. Fagg for Seat 3.

    In Chattahoochee, Annette Bates is challenging Catherine Harvey in District 1, Susan Blume is opposing John N. Neely in District 3, and James Glass is going up against incumbent Jerry Wynn for the at-large seat.

  • Census Bureau warns locals about ‘fakes’

    Officials from the U.S. Census Bureau are warning local residents: don’t be fooled when it comes to fake census forms or contact from individuals claiming to be census workers.

    If you are contacted by someone claiming to be a census worker, and that person requests information such as user names, passwords, or Social Security, bank account or credit card numbers, do not surrender your information.

  • If you send it, we will publish it

    I had a visitor stop by to see me the other day. He was quite upset that the school his grandchildren attend “never makes the paper.”

    He went on to tell me that there are very often photos from a handful of our schools, but not all schools are represented. He wanted to know why. I explained it to him, but I figure there are probably lots of other folks wondering the same thing.

  • Spring has sprung and I'm oh, so glad

    Spring is my favorite season of the year. It's so beautiful. Between the blooming dogwood trees and the azalea bushes the ride through the the countryside is amazingly beautiful. Every year I take a Sunday afternoon off, get in my car, and ride.

    My favorite place to ride is north on the Attapulgus Highway. I start at King Street and continue until I end up in Georgia. I don't know of another more scenic route in this area. Undoubtedly, there are other scenic roads and streets in our vicinity but I don't know about them.

  • Heat to participate in Comet tourney

    The Quincy Heat (13 & under girls AAU basketball team) played March 26-28 in their first AAU tournament in Jacksonville. Young and scrappy are the words to describe this competitive team. Out of 14, the team placed second in their pool and finished in the top six in tournament play. Playing a total of five games, they won three games convincingly. The remaining two games were hard fought. The two teams they lost to placed first and second in the entire tournament.

  • Tennis team looks to district play

    The Robert F. Munroe tennis team has one more week of regular season tennis to play before entering district competition at Maclay on April 13-14.  The Class A teams that make up District 2 are Florida High, John Paul II, Maclay (Tallahassee) Madison County, Munroe, North Florida Christian and Taylor County.

    The Munroe team stands at 5-4 on the season. This week they will play at Community Christian before hosting John Paul II and North Florida Christian. 

  • Church News

    • New Beginnings Assembly of God in Havana is hosting “Living an Extraordinary Life,” to help attendees answer the question, “Can my life get any better?” The programs are being held on Sunday morningsat 10:30 a.m..

    For more information, call 364-5137.

    • Take it to the Streets Ministry Inc. hosts a community Bible study at Carter-Parramore Academy the first and third Monday each month at 7 p.m. Refreshments are served.

  • RFM girls softball falls to Aucilla

    The Robert F. Munroe Day School softball team hosted Aucilla Christian School in the only game played over the spring break holiday by a county softball team.

    Aucilla took advantage of untimely Lady Cat errors and stretched a 1-0 lead after one inning to a 7-1 lead after three innings.  The Munroe team rallied for four more runs before bowing out of the Class A District 2 game 11-5.