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Today's News

  • Bradley, Williams to marry June 20

    Sharon McCray Bradley and Kelvin E. Williams will be married June 20 at 4 p.m. at Mt. Zion PB Church in Quincy.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Arthur and Williease McCray of Quincy.

    The groom-elect is the son of Katie B. Williams and the late S. H. Williams of Dothan, Ala.

    No formal invitations will be sent, and all family and friends are invited.

  • Brinson, McWhite married April 18

    Monica Brinson and Carlton McWhite were married April 18 at Arnett Chapel. The bride is the daughter of Marcia Thompkins and the granddaughter of Katrine Thompkins.

  • Norris found guilty in work camp altercation

    A Gadsden County jury found Curtis Norris guilty of felony battery in the death of Billy Williams on Dec. 24, 2006 at the River Junction Work Camp in Chattahoochee. Norris was charged with second-degree murder after he and Williams argued and got into a physical altercation on Christmas Eve 2006.

  • Local leaders point to bright future for airport

    The future of the Quincy-Gadsden Municipal Airport Authority is bright, according to a report given by Peter Green, consultant with the airport consulting firm of URS based in Tampa.

    "We're ahead of the curve in generating more activity than the state predicted. We have 50 aircraft based here, which opens up all kinds of opportunities for us because that's what the (Florida) Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration look at when deciding how to allocate funds," Green said.

  • Gretna to celebrate 100 years

    The city of Gretna will celebrate its 100th anniversary this month and the centennial committee has pulled out all the stops for a celebration June 6-9.

    "The mayor, centennial committee and the citizens are excited about this week and we invited the entire Gadsden County community to come and help us celebrate," said Antonio Jefferson, city manager.

  • QPD denied opportunity for accreditation

    The Quincy Police Department was denied permission to begin the accreditation process using the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation as its monitoring agency. The commission works with police departments statewide to update policies, procedures and practices to make the departments professionally recognized agencies.

  • Schools leader predicts success in coming year

    Gadsden County School District Superintendent Reginald James is not psychic – but he’s already making predictions for the next academic year.

    James said Monday he is pleased with the progress that’s being made in the elementary schools, and he believes the district is providing students with a “much stronger foundation.

  • Boating accident on river takes life

    A Blountstown resident was found in the Apalachicola River Monday morning, near the area where a boating accident took place.

    Jefferie Rector, 28, had been missing since Saturday afternoon after he and his passenger, 29-year-old Mark Hamilton of Marianna were thrown from the 14-foot aluminum boat they had borrowed from a relative of Rector’s.

    Two fisherman fishing near the Jackson County Port Authority found the body. Hamilton was rescued by Havana resident Larry Hooper, who was also boating on the river. Hamilton suffered only minor injuries.

  • Food service workers honored for service, dedication

    The Food Service Management Team, in conjunction with Superintendent Reginald James and the Gadsden County School Board, recognized Food Service Department managers, employees and retirees with a banquet on May 15 at the Parkway Conference Center in Quincy.

    The retirees, Lessie Jackson, Johnny Sweet and Lois Carroll, were presented with a plaque and thanked for their many years of service.

  • Coalition seeks to raise the bar

    Something is stirring. The Gadsden County Coalition for Change believes that students need for us to substantially raise the bar for education. The coalition is the latest of several groups, besides our heroic teachers and school board, to recognize the critical need to get students, parents, grandparents and neighbors involved in this timely endeavor for the sake of our county and our country.