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Today's News

  • Crime spree hits Gadsden County

    On Jan. 13 the price of gold was $1,365 per ounce. Less than a week later it had jumped to $1,405.06 per ounce. And as the price of gold increases there seems to be a direct correlation to the rise in break-ins around the county where the items most taken are gold.
        Hardly a week has gone by when someone has not been the victim of a break-in since September. There have been so many break-ins in the eastern part of Gadsden County in the past few weeks that authorities are calling it a crime spree.

  • Midway shuffle: Mayor out; city manager back

       There has been a shake up in Midway city government. It all happened during the regular Jan.6 meeting of the council. After more than six hours when the meeting stopped, to continue on Jan. 11, Mayor Quintealia Cato and been replaced by Mayor Pro Tem Charles "Chuck" Willis, Councilwoman Ella Barber was named Mayor Pro Tem. Agatha Muse-Salters, who was terminated as city manager in September 2010, was reappointed and interim city manager, Roosevelt Morris, went back to his post as director of growth management.

  • TDC has no appetite for Comfort Food Capital


    Gadsden County will not be known as "The Capital of Comfort Food."
    It was close though, as the tourism marketing experts were ready to package up and brand Gadsden as the perfect place to visit for culinary support and satisfaction. The kind you get from comfort food.
    Lisa Garcia, with Ron Sachs Communications, spoke about the concept at the Jan. 10 meeting of the Gadsden County Tourist Development Council.

  • Gaming complex launched in Gretna


        Helen Franks said Tuesday afternoon that she was so happy she could hardly contain her enthusiam. The Gretna mayor was speaking to a group of about 100 people who huddled in the cold for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Creek Entertainment facility at Gretna.
        "This is a new day for Gretna. This means job growth and economic growth," she said.

  • Crash claims life of popular teen

        By all accounts 18-year-old De'Erick McCray could light up a room with his presence. On Jan. 5 at approximately 6:20 p.m. that light was snuffed out when McCray was killed instantly in a traffic accident on High Bridge Road a few miles south of the Quincy city limits.

  • Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report Jan. 3, 2011

    Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office

    Arrest Report

    January 3, 2011

     

    1. Ariel Stevens---------------------- VOP/ Grand Theft Motor Vehicle.

    2. Marvin LaShun Cannon--------- Armed Robbery, First Degree Murder and Attempted First Degree Murder.

    3. Anton D’Angelo McMillan--- Armed Robbery, First Degree Murder and Attempted First Degree Murder.

    4. Terrance Williams--------------- Aggravated Battery W/Deadly Weapon.

  • East falls to Summit Christian in Capital City Classic

    Ben Woodruff

  • Mother and son die in mobile home fire

     An early morning mobile home fire claimed the lives of 39-year-old Francisca Calderon and her 10-year-old son, Ervan Calderon, Tuesday. Quincy Fire Department responded to a call at 1:52 a.m. regarding a structure fire. When they arrived the structure was fully engulfed, according to a report released by the Quincy Fire Department.
        Both victims were found inside the home once the fire was extinguished. Francisca Calderon was found in the north bedroom and Ervan, a student at George W. Munroe Elementary School, was found in the south bedroom.

  • 2nd chance education at district's academy

    There is nothing ordinary about Carter-Parramore Academy,
    It is housed on a campus with historic significance to many area residents.
    It serves a diverse body of 270 students -- each there for a special reason.
    And it fills an educational niche that provides learning, personal responsibility and a tangible awareness that its students will one day be out on their own.
    Each of the 20 teachers there has to make a difference and the staff completes a supportive environment.

  • Beaten 92-year-old woman recovering

     "Under the circumstances, she doing great," said Dickson Lester of his mother , 92-year-old Eunice "Sunny" Lester.
        On Dec. 17, Lester was brutally beaten and left for dead in the front yard of her home on Attapulgus Highway, north of Quincy. Since that time she has been in the intensive care unit at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Lester said Tuesday that his mother has had a feeding tube removed and doctors are waiting to see if she can kake in food orally.