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Today's News

  • Porter named Quincy Officer of the Year

    Last year was very eventful for Sgt. Stephen Porter of the Quincy Police Department. The 26-year veteran foiled a robbery at the Chattahoochee Subway and apprehended the suspect on his day off, helped deliver a baby and performed CPR on the infant, saving its life, and made the second highest number of drug arrests in the city.

  • Girls hoops teams back on track

    The county girls basketball teams were impressive this past week going 7-2 against some formidable opposition. 

    West Gadsden High School defeated North Florida Christian and Franklin County but lost to Port St. Joe.  East Gadsden High picked up three, including wins over Taylor and Madison counties and Gody.  Robert F. Munroe Day School defeated Liberty County and Poplar Springs but lost to Malone in a district contest.

  • Church Briefs

    • St. Joseph MB church will host a 100 Men in Black, Women in White service Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. with guest speaker, Rev. Herbert Thomas Sr. The event is sponsored by the Silver Star Lodge No. 61. Dinner will be served following the service.

  • Rogers, Mihalek to marry May 1

    David and Hardie Rogers of Havana, along with Dennis and Sue Mihalek of Columbia, Tenn., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Claire Marie Rogers and Chad Christopher Mihalek.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of Robert F. Munroe Day School, Tallahassee Community College and Florida State University. She is employed as an executive assistant at G. David Robers & Associates. Her grandparent is Lindell White of Orange Park.

  • Community Calendar

    The Gadsden County 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking contest will be held Jan. 28 at 9:15 a.m. at the UF Research Center on Pat Thomas Parkway.

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  • Residents opposed to proposed biomass plant speak out

    Several people who oppose the proposed biomass plant in Gretna appeared before the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners Jan. 5.

    Susan Bowden, who lives on Old Federal Road, south of Quincy, opposes the proposed facility and said she and her family moved here 9 years ago after they searched for a place to live that was safe, peaceful and quiet. Bowden said she was astonished to hear Gretna has announced a biomass plant coming as if it's a "done deal."

  • Teligent burn victim dies in Gainesville

    Wyatt Lambeth, 20, of Tallahassee, died Jan. 1 at  Shands Burn Center in Gainesville. Lambeth was one of two men injured in an explosion De. 9 at TeligentEMS in Havana.

    The other injured man was Kenny Walker, 47, of Bainbridge, Ga.

    Lambeth suffered third-degree burns when a barrel he was working on with a blow torch exploded, according to the police report.

     

     

  • Taylor answers back on classes issue

    County Commissioner Sherrie Taylor said she wanted to "bring some clarity" to a Florida Association of Counties memo that stated she had not completed the necessary classes to graduate as a certified county commissioner in 2010.

    "I have gone to workshops in Daytona, Gainesville and Orlando and had no problems and no classes taken away. I have more hours than needed but no one asked me what happened," she said.

  • MLK events set for Sunday, Monday

    The city of Quincy, in partnership with the Gadsden County Chapter of the National Hook-Up of Black Women, will sponsor the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast  Jan. 18. The event will be held at the Joe Ferolito Recreation Center on Graves Street in Quincy.

    The free breakfast, which is open to the community, begins at 8 a.m. The speaker will be Jack McLean, Quincy city manager. Musical performances include the Unity School of the Performing Arts and the New Bethel AME Church Praise dancers.

  • Juveniles rob market, lead LEOs on manhunt in Quincy

    Three juveniles robbed the Sunset Mart convenience store at the corner of South Adams Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Dec. 9 at gunpoint.

    One of the juveniles was arrested shortly after the robbery, while the others were turned over to the Quincy Police Department by their parents Dec. 10.

    Quincy Police Chief Furman Richardson said when the juvenile was apprehended shortly after the robbery, he was still carrying the money taken from the store.

    George Russ, a mentor with the Department of Juvenile Justice, said the three almost ran into him.