Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    “Artfully Aging: Lifelong Learning through the Arts” is an exhibition currently open at the Gallery for Innovation & the Arts in Tallahassee. The exhibition features works from Quincy artist William H. McKeown.


    Bluegrass band the Gandy Brothers of Albany, Ga. will appear at the Quincy Music Theatre Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. Cost is $12 per person.


    CHP Savvy Senior will host a program on  controlling cholesterol Oct. 22 at noon at the Gadsden Arts Center.


  • Horse euthanized Wednesday afternoon

    “Hope,” the mare abandoned at the Gadsden County Animal Shelter Oct. 10, was put down around 5 p.m. yesterday.

    The horse was emaciated when she was left at the shelter, and has been on a strict, veterinarian-supervised diet in an effort to restore her health.

    According to reports, Hope, as she was named by shelter workers, was unable to stand Wednesday morning and an attending veterinarian prescribed rest. Her condition remain unchanged by late Wednesday afternoon.

    The investigation  by the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office is ongoing.

  • Chamber bass tournament set for Oct. 17 at Lake Talquin

    TDS presents the Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce’s 2009 Bass Fishing Tournament Oct. 17 at Lake Talquin. Hundreds of fishing fans and their families are expected to take part in the tournament that helps raise funds for the GadsdenLEARN scholarship program available through Tallahassee Community College.

  • Horseshoe Lounge won't reopen following vote by commissioners

    The Gadsden County Board of Commissioners denied a variance request Oct. 6 by Yogi Patel to reopen the former Horseshoe Lounge as a drive-thru package store during the regular commission meeting.

    Patel told commissioners that no walk-up customers, no drinking on premises and no loitering would be allowed. The business, he said, would be open Monday through Saturday, from noon to 9 p.m. and only occupy 1,500 square feet.

  • 'Cat fighting' and Chocolate News: Commissioners go toe-to-toe

    Gadsden County commissioner Sherrie Taylor expressed her disappointment in the actions of fellow commissioner Brenda Holt during the Oct. 6 regular meeting of the commissioners.

    "It's a sad day when one commissioner attacks other commissioners in public with untruths and misinformation. We have so much that we need to do and we need to do it together. Commissioner Holt has taken several shots at me and I have taken them," Taylor said.

  • Students, community leaders participate in Read for the Record

    They sat, legs crossed, eyes wide, waiting for their guest to begin. The book was opened, the pages were turned, and through a guest reader, children all over Gadsden County were filled with wonder as they heard a story about a very hungry little bug.

  • Recovery slow for shooting victim, gunman

    Terrell Collier, 32, remains in the intensive care unit at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital after he was shot Oct. 6 around 3 p.m. by his stepfather, Willie Ankcroum. No charges have been filed against Ankcroum, pending a decision from the state attorney.

    "We're going to give this one to the state attorney's office because he's saying that he was afraid for his life. If that's true, this could fall under the new law in Florida called the 'Castle Doctrine' law," said Lt. Larry Gilyard of the Quincy Police Department.

  • Reader shines light on ‘untrue’ issue

    President Obama says: "No federal dollars (in his health care proposal) will be used to fund abortions." That is untrue. Obama's proposal explicitly allows payment for all elective abortions under his "public option." Any person enrolled in that plan would be required to pay an additional premium (an abortion "surcharge") to cover the cost. Abortionists would send bills for abortions to the federal government and receive payment checks drawn on a federal Treasury account.  The funds in this account are government (i.e. public) funds.

  • This whole poll is, like, so annoying

    According to a recent national Marist Poll, many Americans can’t stand the word “whatever.”

    Forty-seven percent of those polled found the word to be the most, like, annoying. “You know” is second, at 25 percent, and “it is what it is” comes in third at 11 percent. Other words or phrases that are like, whatever, include, “anyway” and “at the end of the day.”

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    “Oh, what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day….”  Here I go again, singing to myself early in the morning before daybreak.  I just can’t help myself.  It’s a cool, almost crisp, morning.  The stars are shining brightly above.  I’m a lucky man and so glad to be alive.  I only wish more of you didn’t have to rush off to work or to school and that you were able to take life a little bit easier.