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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    Football physicals for East Gadsden High School will take place Aug. 1 at the school gym. Seniors should report at 12:45 p.m., juniors at 1:30, sophomores at 2:15 and freshmen at 3 p.m. There is a $6 charge. Form covering medical history and bearing parent signature must be filled out prior to physical. All players must have a physical prior to first practice, Aug. 10.

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  • Mentons celebrate 50 years together

    Mr. and Mrs. Washington Menton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 1 by renewing their vows. The ceremony will be held at 3 p.m.at St. Hebron AME Church in Quincy.

  • Former officer in TMH following crash in Calhoun County

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    Former Quincy police officer Ted Smith was arrested Tuesday on charges of attempted murder, upgraded from the original expected charged of domestic batter, in addition to charges of burglary with victims assaulted, violation of injunction and felony criminal mischief.

     

  • Readers disturbed by columns

    What kind of jerk would bash teachers?  I was the only secretary in an elementary school for 6 years and I can truthfully say the teachers made my day.  And what would I have done had it not been for the wonderful teachers I had through my 14 years of school? 

  • Local student earns accolades for leadership in rowing

    Emily Massey is a small girl. She stands 5', 1" tall and weighs 95 pounds. But her size is perfect for her position in the sport of rowing. She's a coxswain. The medals she has won in the sport hang heavy around her slender neck and indicate that she is good at her job.

    Massey, who graduated from Maclay School this year, has participated in rowing since the she was in sixth grade. In an area where football is king and basketball is queen, the sport of rowing attracts little attention.

  • Karate ‘kid’ seeks to have fun with family, winds up finding purpose

    What started as a way to have fun with his daughter turned into a life-changing activity for Barnie Ross. That wouldn’t be a big deal – except that the activity was karate and Ross was in his 60s at the time.

    In 1999, Ross and his wife, Carol, watched their daughter in a tournament, and according to him, “She looked like she was having a ball.”

  • Chiefland police charge man in $13,000 ring theft

    A Quincy man who had pawned one ring at Mitch’s Jewelry in Chiefland should have looked around for another shop before he tried to pawn a second one — this time a diamond and platinum ring valued at almost $13,000.

    Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas said the suspect, Reginald Lydell Jones, 45, of McCall Bridge Road in Quincy, and Northwest Capital Circle in Tallahassee, was arrested July 18 and charged with dealing in stolen property, motor vehicle theft and resisting an officer without violence. Jones is incarcerated in Levy County Jail under a $79,500 bond.

  • County officials prep for possible pandemic; distribution drill goes smoothly

    Gadsden County Health Department employees, along with others from the county’s emergency management department, partnered last week to hold one of the first supply point of distribution drills in the state. The drill was held to simulate a mass distribution of anti-viral medication to the county’s population.

  • Three more officers fired from GCI

    Three officers at Gadsden Correctional Institution have been fired as part of a continuing investigation into inappropriate relationships between officers and female inmates.

    The terminiations come on the heels of the firings of four other officers in recent months who were let go for the same inappropriate behavior.

    According to the Florida Department of Corrections, the investigation focused on letters, pictures and accusations of sexual encounters.

  • Restaurants in Havana pass muster with health inspectors

    Restaurants in Havana have been given the thumbs-up by state health inspectors – for the most part.

    During conducted inspections – some as recent as the end of June – five restaurants passed muster with no violations, according to the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation. Those restaurants included Bugsy’s Pizza & Stuff, Burger King, Havana Trading Company, Hobbit Hoagies of Havana and The Tomato Cafe & Tea Room.

    The Magnolia Cafe had no critical violations, but was cited for a non-critical infraction.