Today's News

  • Plane crash in Quincy leaves pilot dead, one injured

    One Quincy man has died and another is in Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in critical condition after the  1947 Piper Cub airplane they were riding in crashed shortly after take-off from the Quincy-Gadsden Airport around 3:30 p.m Monday afternoon.

    Richard Brewer, the 64-year-old pilot, died around 6:50 p.m. at the hospital and passenger Justin Placilla was in the Intensive Care Unit Tuesday morning. There was no further information available on his condition.

  • Quincy man dead after hit and run

    James Edward Seymour, 54, of Quincy, was killed Monday night as he crossed the street near the intersection of West Jefferson and Key streets. Kenneth Nealy, 26, was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death.

    The incident occurred shortly after 8 p.m. Nealy returned to the scene about an hour later and talked with city of Quincy police officers and the Florida Highway Patrol before he was taken into custody. The investigation is continuing and no further information was available.

  • GCSO deputies find 45 pot plants at three sites

    Acting on tips, deputies from the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office have confiscated 45  marijuana plants and 4 pounds of marijuana since Aug. 24 in three separate incidents.

    Seven plants with an estimated street value of $7,000 were found on the back porch of a private home a few miles south of Quincy on Sept. 1. An arrest is pending.

    The plants had heavy buds, which indicated they had been pruned often and were well cared for when found, according to GCSO Lt. Jim Corder.

  • Parents upset with district, daycare owner after son dropped off, left alone

    The parents of a 4-year-old boy who was dropped off by a school bus at a closed daycare center are upset with the center and the school district.

    Bennie Mason and Tammy McWhite, parents of Bakaile Mason, said he was left standing outside the Gadsden County Day Care Services Inc., located at 911 Fourth St. in Quincy, on Aug. 28.

  • It's not about race, it's about encouraging the kids

    It seemed the whole country went nuts last week as it was announced that President Barack Obama would be visiting America’s classrooms via a live podcast on the White House Web site.

  • There's nothing quite like family time

    I have a lot of relatives and this weekend most of them came to town. We had a great time together as usual. We are good company for each other and I don't ever remember, as adults, any of us having a serious argument. Of course, we disagree like most people but it never escalates into yelling and holding grudges. I have to admit, I have a cool family.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    Another summer is winding down, and I still haven’t gone fishing.  How I long to be sitting in a rowboat on some quiet lake at dusk with my spinning gear and old Jitterbug.  To listen to the “glub,” “glub," “glub” of that surface lure waiting for a largemouth bass to break the otherwise stillness of the lake when he charged it.

    It was the morning after Bobby Kennedy’s assassination when my brother Ken and I went fishing for the last time.  We fished at Lake Mashapaug in northeastern Connecticut that morning.

  • Reader questions rep on presidential support

    Due to the constraints of time, I have been unable to attend Rep. Allen Boyd's town hall meetings, so I choose this public forum.

    I commend you for your service to our country. That was then...this is now.

    You were one of 219 congressmen to vote for that deplorable tax and trade bill. Now you are going around the district explaining yourself away about the Obama health care bill. Congressman, this is a no-brainer. Vote no!

  • Officers seek thief after burglary at Garden Center

    Quincy police are looking for Ezzard Sterling Sapp, the man they think burglarized the Quincy Garden Center on Sept. 1.  

    According to a report released by the police department, someone entered the historic building, which is commonly used for weddings and other social events, and took approximately $5,500 worth of antiques.

  • East meets West in cross-county matchup; Jags come out on top

    The East Gadsden High School Jaguars leaves the West Gadsden Panthers scoreless after posting a 21-0 win last Friday night in the cross-county rivals’ Superintendent’s Cup season opener.

    East Gadsden’s first score came with 5:35 on the clock after a big catch, which was followed up with a quarterback-keeper from Donterrius Garrett. The point after was good, to make the score 7-0. EGHS was stopped on fourth-and-10 in the red zone and West Gadsden took over on its own 1-yard line, but a fumble caused a safety for the Jags, leading to a 9-0 game.