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Today's News

  • Quincy city officials announce credit for utility customers

    Quincy utility customers will get a credit on their utility bills in the near future. The credits, which will be between $5 and $31, are the result of a $180,000 energy overcharge by Progress Energy.

    "The overcharge occurred for transportation between June of 2008 and July of 2009. All of the city's customers paid their share of the overcharge," Jack McLean, city manager, told commissioners at the regular meeting Aug. 11.

  • LEOs seeking driver after hit-and-run incident in Lake Talquin

    The Florida Highway Patrol and Gadsden County authorities are searching for the person who hit 15-year-old Austin Truman Sunday afternoon in the Lake Talquin area.

    The person was driving a green Chevrolet, unknown make and model, when he or she encountered Truman, who was riding his bicycle on Drake Acres Road around 3:30 p.m.

  • Quincy city manager looks back on past year

    In July 2008 Quincy's then-new city manager Jack McLean told city commissioners and citizens that the only way the city could get on the right financial track was to "right-size" city government.

  • County admin's plan voted in by commissioners; layoffs loom

    The reorganization plan devised by Gadsden County Administrator Johnny Williams was voted into action by the county commissioners, despite the reservations of two commission members.

    Chairman Eugene Lamb said the reorganization was strictly a decision made by Williams. He asked commissioners Sherrie Taylor and Brenda Holt to share their concerns with the administrator.

    "I'm am he sure will take your concerns into consideration," Lamb said.

  • Juveniles arrested in Lake Talquin robberies

    Three juveniles, ages 16 and 17 years old and who live in the Lake Talquin area, were arrested July 13 after they admitted to Gadsden County Sheriff's Office investigators that they burglarized two homes and four businesses in recent weeks.

    But because it was the first offense for the teenagers, they were released to their parents. The three have been charged with four counts each of burglary, one count each of grand theft and four counts each of criminal mischief.

  • Get it together, Quincy

    I have been reluctant to write this to the people of Quincy but I felt I needed to do so.

    I was a resident of Gadsden County all my life and 5 years ago I had to move to Tallahassee.

    My wife and I still go over to Mt. Pleasant every Sunday to church. We take the interstate and exit at the Quincy exit and turn down Martin Luther Boulevard to Atlanta street.

    Martin Luther King Boulevard is a place to be ashamed of. Pretty soon the pavement will be completely gone.

  • Why so high, Chattahoochee?

    I realize that many cities use their utilities as cash cows, but 290 percent is ridiculous. In the past 50 years,  the rate has risen from 50 percent of the water bill to almost 300 percent at present. How much higher will the rate rise if it is not challenged? Water cannot be a problem because the city is on the banks of the Appalachicola River.

    This should be an issue in the next city election.

  • Church Briefs

    • Thomas Memorial Baptist Church announces the Personal Fitness Challenge, a six-week program for children who have completed grades three through six. The challenge will be Monday afternoons from 2:30-4:30 p.m. through Aug. 10. Sessions will be held in the TMBC Recreation Center, 1111 West Washington St., Quincy.

  • Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Arrest Report

    • Sylvia Arneta Williams: Possession of cocaine, possession of paraphernalia

    • Alejandro A. Hernandez: Possession of cocaine, possession of paraphernalia and NVDL

    • Ted Smith Jr.: Attempted first degree murder, burglary/victim battered, violation of injunction, felony criminal mischief

    • Shereka Williams: Criminal use of identification information

    • Edwards Warren Mehrtens: Possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of protection order

  • Quincy Police Department Arrest Report

    • Sheronda Davis: Disorderly conduct, criminal mischief

    • Tonia Wheeler: Criminal mischief, battery/simple

    • Richard Ardley: Drug possession, drug sale

    • Steve McGriff: Drug possession, weapon

    Note: Listing in this column does not imply guilt or admission to any crime. Information supplied by the Quincy Police Department.