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Today's News

  • 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.

  • McDonald's is worst offender among Quincy restaurants; all pass inspection

    Several Quincy restaurants (with seating) were cited for critical violations, including employees eating in food preparation or storage areas and food being stored at unsafe temperatures, during health inspections conducted in recent months. All the restaurants did, according to reports from the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, meet inspection standards.

  • Phillips, Wade to marry Aug. 7

    Monica Michelle Phillips and Daemari Vakarr Wade will be married Aug. 7 in a private ceremony.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Richard and Bessie Phillips.

    The groom-elect is the son of the late Mary Francis Wade.

    A reception will follow Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Simon Scott Center in Quincy.

  • Officer delivers baby in SUV

    There was nothing routine about Quincy police officer Zachary Woods' night shift on a recent Wednesday night. For him, it was a quiet night as he patrolled the quiet streets of the city until about 2:30 a.m.

  • Juveniles arrested for stealing iPods from Havana Middle School

    Two 12-year-old boys are suspected of taking 40 iPods, valued at $12,000, from Havana Middle School sometime during the month of July, according to Lt. Larry Smith of the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office.

    Smith said it is unclear when the Department of Education-issued iPods were taken but a school employee noticed them missing July 27.

    "We didn't have a clue until the employee gave us the names of three suspects. Two of them turned out to be a good suspects and the other one is a maybe," Smith said.

  • County layoffs loom; positions targeted for Sept. 1

    Johnny Williams, Gadsden County administrator, said has put seven county employees on notice that they will be laid off as of Sept. 1.

    “As I have said before, this is not punitive. The county has to save money and there was some duplication of services. We thought it fair to put them on notice that their positions were under consideration for elimination," Williams said.

    The individuals and positions that will be eliminated are:

    • Wallisa Cobb, management analyst in the Department of Community Development