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Today's News

  • Quincy city officials OK alcohol sales on Sunday

    The Quincy city commission voted Tuesday night to pass an ordinance, on first reading, that would allow the sale of alcohol on Sunday. The ordinance would also limit the location of package stores to U.S. Highway 90 and State Road 267. Current liquor store owners would be given 5 years to relocate.

    Jack McLean, city manager, said the liquor stores affected are located in South Adams, Crawford and Flagler streets. He said the ordinance is also an attempt to get liquor stores and establishments that sell alcohol out of neighborhoods.

  • Teacher arrested after altercation

    Rasheen Edwards, a teacher at Dick Howser House, was arrested on battery charges and given a notice to appear Thursday after she and another teacher, Starla Lumpkin, were involved in a fight at the center, located on East Crawford Street.

    According to a report released by the Quincy Police Department, the incident occurred about 7:15 a.m. on May 13 in a portable classroom behind the main building at the center for children with special needs.

  • Richardson announces candidacy on Facebook

    Former State Rep. Curtis Richardson, D-Tallahassee, will run for the District 6 Florida Senate seat next year, according to a message posted on his Facebook profile page.

  • Expert tells city to take a “very active” role in SEPA rate increase

    For more than 2 years Quincy residents and city commissioners questioned the amount of money generated from electricity, whether the money was enough to operate profitably and if meter readings were accurate.

    To get answers, electric consultant Lloyd D. Shank Jr., of Power Services, Engineering & Management Services, was hired.

    Shank presented his comprehensive report to the city commission last Tuesday night.

  • Fund raiser thanks supporters

    Sincerest thanks to everyone who helped me raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Together we raised over $1,800.  This was done through the contributions of friends and our fourth annual yard sale.

  • Sheriff thanks employees, community for support

    I, (Gadsden County) Sheriff Morris A. Young, along with the GCSO employees, would like to personally thank the citizens and business owners for their donations and contributions during our fundraising event for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Because of caring people like you, the ACS will one day find a cure for this dreaded and devastating disease.

  • WGHS’ Thomas earns top spot in state

    West Gadsden High School track standout Brandon Thomas became the school’s first state champion by winning the 400-meter in the Class A state meet in Winter Garden May 1.

    Thomas gained a state berth by winning both the district and region in the event.

    “I felt a little nervous before I got to the track,” he said. “But then I relaxed and felt I would win.”

    Thomas started in lane three in the staggered event and by the last turn had caught up. He then sped on to a time of 49.5, which was the top time in the two-heat event.

  • EGHS, WGHS in spring games this week

    Both East and West Gadsden high schools will play in football spring games this week.

    East Gadsden will journey to DeFuniak Springs and take on Walton County Thursday night. Game time is 8 p.m.

    West Gadsden will play Florida High in Tallahassee Friday night in a 7 p.m. game.

  • Community Calendar

    The Quincy Police Department, in conjunction with the Florida Highway Patrol and other local agencies, will conduct a comprehensive roadside safety checkpoint May 22 from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. on U.S. Highway 90 between East Pavillion and West Pavillion streets, eastbound only. Narcotics canines will be on site, and there will be a DUI, driver’s license and vehicle inspection checkpoint.

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  • Church Briefs

    • First Baptist Church in Quincy holds Sunday School each week at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 10:55. Sunday evening worship begins at 6 p.m. Sunday morning worship services are broadcast on Sunday events at 6 p.m. on 93.3 FM.

    • Church services at Mt. Pilgrim Primitive Baptist Church are held the first, second and fourth Sundays at 11 a.m., and at 8 a.m. on the third Sunday of each month. Church school begins at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday morning.