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Today's News

  • East knocks off Blountstown

    aon Thursday, Dec. 2, the East Gadsden High School boys basketball team started the season off right with a commanding victory over the Blountstown Tigers. The Jaguars stingy defense and full court press were enough to frustrate Blountstown into multiple turnovers, allowing East to jump off to a 17-10 first quarter lead, and never look back.

  • Cops nab 'Short Fingers Freddy"

    Frederick "Short Fingers Freddie" Frazier, who has been a thorn in the sides of Quincy police officers since August is behind bars. The Quincy Police Department's investigative unit arrested Frazier, 41, on Nov. 22 for incidents that occurred in the Lincoln and Williams streets area of the city. He has been charged with aggravated battery, robbery, grand theft, and dealing in stolen property. His bond has been set at $65,000.

  • Munroe finishes up with Big Ten Bowl

    After four consecutive wins to turn around their season, the Munroe Bobcats ran into a powerful Branford Buccaneer squad in the postseason Big Ten Bowl.

    The result was a 52-12 defeat by Buccaneers on their home field on Thursday Nov. 18, where a faux pirate ship fires a cannon every time the local team scores.

    It looked to be anyone's game until late in the second quarter with the score 24-6 in Branford's favor. Then the Buccaneers recovered a Bobcat fumble on the Branford 7-yard line and everything started going their way.

  • Insanity tops attempted murder rap

    A six-member Gadsden County jury took eight hours to return a verdict in the trial of Ted Smith. In 2009 Smith was arrested and charged with attempted first degree murder, burglary of a dwelling with personal assault and violation of a domestic violence injunction. The jury found him not guilty on all three counts by reason of insanity.
        A hearing has been set for Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. to determine whether Smith, now 48, will be sent to Florida State Hospital for the criminally insane, ordered treatment at an outpatient facility or set free.

  • Our View: November is Diabetes Month

  • Convenience store robbery suspect arrested

    A 27-year-old Gadsden County man, Dominique Walston, was arrested early Saturday morning after the robbed the Express Lane convenience store in Greensboro and reportedly beat the store's assistant manager.

  • Downtown parking limits on hold

    Six days after Quincy police officers began enforcing the two-hour limit parking ordinance downtown, city commissioners voted Tuesday night to suspend enforcement for the next 60 days. It was four months ago that a group of merchants came before the board and pleaded with them to enforce the ordinance  because they were losing valued customers because there were few available parking spaces.

  • Learning Centers get support at Shanks Middle School and Steward Street Elementary

    The Florida Department of Education has awarded $904,096 to Tallahassee Community College to support 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLCs) to improve K-12 student success and college readiness.
     
    The initiative will raise achievement levels of at-risk students through research-based enrichment programs operated outside of the school day during the 2010-11 academic year and in summer 2011.  

  • Contemplations

            I am listing these "10 unpleasant facts," as they were called in the Oct. 25, 2010, issue of the Wall Street Journal because someone shared them with me and I want to share it with our readers. There is a lot of work to be done in the black community. These facts won't go away by wishing them away or pretending they're not true. Ask any teacher, social worker, judge or law enforcement officer in our county and find out for yourself. This is disturbing/

  • Drugs seized in Gretna