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Today's News

  • Greensboro Kiwanis remembers veterans with special tribute

    A while back, Bill Willis and his wife paid a visit to Hiawassee, Ga., and found themselves passing through Dahlonega. They were struck by the veterans memorials they saw in the town and the beauty they added to Dahlonega, and decided to bring the idea home.

    Willis, a member of the Greensboro Kiwanis Club, presented the idea of placing veterans memorial crosses throughout the town, and the club was on board immediately.

  • City leaders discuss blight in District 2

    Quincy city commissioner Angela Sapp asked Jack Mclean, city manager, to do something about the blight in District 2. Grant said recently she received a call from citizens complaining that young men had hauled a sofa on the city right of way on 7th Street, and they set up daily horseshoe games.

  • Gretna celebrates 100 years

    The best part of the day-long celebration to kick off Gretna's centennial celebration for 5-year-old Kirsten Harrell was the music and the food. Bopping her head to old school music provided by Tallahassee Nights Live and Nuance, Kirsten sported a light blue butterfly on her cheek and nursed a cold bottle of water.

  • Veterans memorial park proposed; library renamed

    The Gadsden County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution during the regular meeting last Tuesday night to rename the Courthouse Square "Gadsden County Veterans Memorial Park." Commissioner Doug Croley, who proposed the resolution, said he could not think of a better place for a monument.

    Croley said there are currently more than 6,000 veterans residing in the county from all branches of service.

  • License granted at hospital, administrator to be sought

    Mike Glazer, attorney for Gadsden Hospital Inc., showed the hosptial’s board of directors on Monday night a copy of the new, inactive license granted by the Agency on Health Care Administration. The license, which expires June 21, 2010, officially gives the county a 1-year extension to open Gadsden Community Hospital, now renamed Gadsden Memorial Hospital.

    "That's not a lot of time with all that you have to do," Glazer told the board, adding, "The active license should be applied for within the next 60 to 90 days."

  • Corrections officer arrested, charged in drug purchase

    A Department of Corrections officer, 61-year-old Donald Geoffrey Barber, was arrested Sunday night in Midway and charged with one count each of purchase of crack cocaine and possession of crack cocaine.

    Lt. Jim Corder of the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office said he received information that Barber wanted to buy crack cocaine and was in a Midway motel room with a prostitute. When an undercover officer arrived at the room, the woman answered the door and Barber was lying on the bed.

  • Second Harvest thanks participants

    On behalf of America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend, we want to thank the citizens of Gadsden County for your generous support of the 2009 Stamp Out Hunger food drive held May 9. We also want to thank the Quincy post office and the many letter carriers for all of your work in collecting the food.

  • Local reverend honored for service

    I would like to add to the accolades of Rev. Jake Till, who died recently after a very fruitful life.

    Several very good writers left out this very important ministry of Till's, and I would like to add it to the record.

    Till served for at least 25 years as chaplain to the Florida State Prison in Quincy. He preached to, counseled and baptized incarcerated young men; I would estimate around 2,500. I am tempted to wager that very few of these men never came back to prison but were instead released to a glorious adventure that Till described to them every Sunday.

  • Commissioners, director thanked

    I would like to thank Gadsden County Commissioner Doug Croley (Dist. 2) and Robert Presnell, director of the county's road and bridges department, and the county commissioners for their help in fixing Frank Smith Road.

  • Challenge brings spectators, not as many racers as hoped

    Chattahoochee City Manager Lee Garner would have liked to have had a couple thousand more spectators and 25 more racers for last weekend's Chattahoochee Challenge, a boat drag racing event. But spring showers turned into record downpours that resulted in the river flooding, causing two cancellations.

    "Considering what we've been through to get this going, I’m pretty happy. We didn't have any injuries or accidents," Garner said following the two-day event, which featured 26 racers.