Today's News

  • Taylor answers back on classes issue

    County Commissioner Sherrie Taylor said she wanted to "bring some clarity" to a Florida Association of Counties memo that stated she had not completed the necessary classes to graduate as a certified county commissioner in 2010.

    "I have gone to workshops in Daytona, Gainesville and Orlando and had no problems and no classes taken away. I have more hours than needed but no one asked me what happened," she said.

  • MLK events set for Sunday, Monday

    The city of Quincy, in partnership with the Gadsden County Chapter of the National Hook-Up of Black Women, will sponsor the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast  Jan. 18. The event will be held at the Joe Ferolito Recreation Center on Graves Street in Quincy.

    The free breakfast, which is open to the community, begins at 8 a.m. The speaker will be Jack McLean, Quincy city manager. Musical performances include the Unity School of the Performing Arts and the New Bethel AME Church Praise dancers.

  • Juveniles rob market, lead LEOs on manhunt in Quincy

    Three juveniles robbed the Sunset Mart convenience store at the corner of South Adams Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Dec. 9 at gunpoint.

    One of the juveniles was arrested shortly after the robbery, while the others were turned over to the Quincy Police Department by their parents Dec. 10.

    Quincy Police Chief Furman Richardson said when the juvenile was apprehended shortly after the robbery, he was still carrying the money taken from the store.

    George Russ, a mentor with the Department of Juvenile Justice, said the three almost ran into him.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    Trudging through 4 or more feet of snow in less than 20-degree weather and/or sweating profusely in temperatures in excess of 100 degrees were just part of the many experiences that this newspaper boy and his helpers, two younger brothers and a sister, underwent in our quest to get our newspapers delivered.

  • Doctor says it’s wakeup time

    Do you recall the outrage of the proposed coal plant for Taylor County several years ago? Much of the medical community and many Tallahasseans were outraged about the deadly health impacts and the global warming that would have resulted from its construction.

    The plant was fortunately not constructed, but now Leon County residents face  another health risk  from the biomass plants proposed for nearby Gretna and other counties in North Florida and South Georgia.

  • Gretna resident questions decision on biomass plant

    I have many unanswered questions about the biomass incinerator (in the planning stages for the Gretna Industrial Park). Why has there been no public discussion of the hazards of such a facility in our county and city commission meetings?  Why were the neighbors of the plant not notified?  Why haven't they told us about the air pollution (smog, soot and acid rain) it will cause?  Hadn’t you heard that burning biomass is dirtier than burning coal?  Why haven’t they told us about the associated medical problems like heart disease, cancer, asthma a

  • Community comes together to provide shelter, food for the homeless

    After temperatures dipped into the low 20s and the wind chill made it feel like the teens, concerns about the homeless tugged at the heart strings of many people. For Lt. Jim Corder of the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, the tugging turned into action.

    Corder said after he read in a regional newspaper that the Tallahassee shelter was at capacity and people were going to be turned away, he called Sheriff Morris Young and suggested using part of the sheriff's office on the ground floor as a temporary shelter.

  • Girls hoops teams win some, lose some in regular season action

    “Sometimes you win some, sometimes you lose some” must have been the motto for all three county girls hoops teams last week as each suffered defeat but managed to pull it together to win another day.

    The Robert F. Munroe Lady Cats lost a blowout, played a close one and then blew out another in a complex week of basketball.  

  • Church News

    • Trust God Ministries will host a revival featuring guest speaker Rev. Charlie Fryson Jr. at the Open Door Church of the Lord Jesus Christ through Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. nightly.

    • St. Joseph MB church will host a 100 Men in Black, Women in White service Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. with guest speaker, Rev. Herbert Thomas Sr. The event is sponsored by the Silver Star Lodge No. 61. Dinner will be served following the service.

  • Community Calendar

    The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office will conduct driver’s license, DUI and vehicle inspection checkpoints in January at the following locations: I-10 at Quincy, Midway, Chattahoochee and Greensboro, Highway 90 East and West of Midway to Chattahoochee, Hw. 23 East and West to Greensboro and Havana, Hwy. 27 North and South of Havana, Hw. 65 North and South, Hwy.