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Today's News

  • Man sentenced in baby's death

  • Family escapes house fire unharmed


    by ALICE DU PONT
    Times Editor
          
       A fire later Monday night has left a Quincy family homeless. Bridgette Frances' home on Arlington Circle in Osceola Park was a total loss. Frances and her two children, ages 5 and 14, were able to get out of the home unharmed.

  • Quincy police chief fired

    by ALICE DU PONT
    Times Editor

     Quincy Police Chief Ferman Richardson was relieved of duty Monday afternoon after two years on the job.
     “After considerable thought, reflection and a thorough review of the police chief’s annual evaluation, I made the decision to relieve the police chief of his duty as of 5 p.m. Sept. 27.      
       “The city wishes him well as we begin the search process for a new chief.

  • Quincy Police Chief Fired

         Quincy Police Chief Ferman Richardson was relieved of duty Monday afternoon after two years on the job.

  • Four die in house fire

        An early morning house fire left four Gadsden County residents dead on Wednesday, Sept. 15.

        Found dead at the scene were 62-year-old J.T. Johnson, his 28-year-old daughter Veronica Johnson, 25-year-old Danny McCall and a family friend and neighbor, 35-year-old Willie Jerome "Pedro"  Jackson.

  • City electric bills will drop

         Quincy's city manager, Jack McLean, said 2011 will be a very good year for the citizens.

        "Beginning in January customers should see a 12-14 percent decrease in the electric part of their utility bills," he said.

        The percentage was calculated by taking the averages of randomly selected utility bills and calculating them using the Florida Municipal Power Agency charges that would have been charged to customers had the city been using FMPA costs.

  • Oktober Fest Blues Festival and more on Oct 8 and 9

    On the heels of a successful summer music concert MainStreet Quincy is gearing up for the Oktober Fest Blues Festival on Oct. 8 and 9.

        Jack McLean, Quincy city manager,  said the aim is still to bring people to the downtown area to help merchants. He said the Sept. 10 concert featuring local talent, N'Spire, has pleased merchants and vendors.

        "All of the vendors sold out. These people are putting out their hard earned money. They are making an investment in our community and we want to help," McLean said.

  • Midway fires city manager

    By a narrow margin, 4-3, the Midway city council voted to terminate the services of Agatha Muse-Salters during the Sept. 2 regular monthly meeting. Muse-Salter's firing had been called for, mainly by former volunteer firefighters, since but seemed to have picked up steam in recent weeks.

  • Officer charged with sexual battery

    A part time Gretna police officer, who is a 15-year veteran with the Florida Department of Corrections is in the Leon County Jail charged with sexual battery by a custodial authority.

     Bond for Levander Eric Barkley, 39, has been set at $100,000 bond and, if he posts bond, he must wear a GPS ankle monitor and surrender all of his weapons, personal and professional. For the past 15 years Barkley worked at Apalachee Correctional Institution in Jackson County and had reached the rank of sergeant. For the past six months he was a part-time officer with the City of Gretna.

  • Local group N'Spire plays on the Square Friday night

    When you think of "home grown" a certain level of comfort comes to mind. The familiar but yet different. This Friday night the Music in the Square event will feature home-grown talent. Even the group's name "N'Spire" came from Gadsden County resident Darryl Figgers who, when he first heard the group perform, ran up to vocalist LaTrenda Gainous-Goldwire and began hugging her. He repeated several times that the group inspired him.

        The fun starts at 7 p.m. on the east lawn of the Courthouse Square.