Today's News

  • County to seek lobbyist to protect state hospital

    The Gadsden County Board of Commissioners held the first of two public hearings Monday night but it was unclear whether the meeting had been properly advertised as a public hearing.

    County Administrator Johnny Williams said he thought the meeting was advertised but couldn't be sure because Betty Miller, the administrative assistant who usually places ads, is out of the office on sick leave. However, the meeting continued with five items on the agenda for discussion.

    Those items added another $85,000 to the budget. The money will come from reserves which total $450,000.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    “I must be nuts to be taking this walk in the dark again.  You know there are wild critters in these parts.  What if they’re hungry or  rabid?  Fool, you really should pack your rod, or at least take your walking stick.  Then you’d have a fighting chance if you were attacked.”

    On a few days of late these have been among my thoughts while walking along my usual Twin Ponds route.  There are street lights along the way, but that wouldn’t stop a bear or Florida wildcat from attacking me.

  • School leaders thank contributors

    With many schools in the Gadsden County school district in need of volunteers and supplies, several organization are lending a helping hand to the teachers and students of St. John Elementary.

  • Martial arts instructor offers advice

    I read your article by Chris McGoey on the tear gas explanation in the Sept 3 issue. I would like to comment on personal safety.

  • Midway man charged with arson, attempted murder

    The State Fire Marshal's Office arrested 26-year-old Christopher T. Knight of Midway and charged him with five counts of attempted murder and two counts of arson of a dwelling  Monday.

    The charges stem from fires set Sept. 9 and 10. He is in the Leon County Jail, pending return to Gadsden County.

  • Peoples, Houston united in marriage

    Shannon Renod Peoples and Verand Ke'shia Houston were married in a private ceremony July 11, 2009 at Tom Brown Park.

  • Golloway to be honored for arts contributions

    In recognition of a lifetime of dedication and support of the visual arts, Zoe Golloway, arts activist, founder and former director of Gadsden Art Center, will be honored at the LeMoyne Art & Soul Celebration Sept. 24 at the University Center Club.

  • Gadsden County contributes more than $165,000 to Big Bend United Way

    Millie Smith, United Way of the Big Bend's campaign manager for Gadsden County, said the people of Gadsden County came through this year with contributions. Donations totaling $165,400.44 were raised from Gadsden County contributors this year and that amount was divided among  31 agencies which offer a myriad of services to the citizens of the county.

  • City employees to get performance bonus in January

    Following a round of budget workshops, Quincy city commissioners were ready to pass the  budget on first reading Sept. 16 but not before an extensive discussion on how and when city employees would receive a one-time bonus.

    Jack McLean, city manager, initially requested a 2.25 percent bonus for all employees to be given in January 2010 at a cost of $174,000. He also requested that the city pick up the taxes, which would total approximately $48,000.

  • Despite life’s twists and turns, she found a way to make the community better

    Millie Forehand has always wanted to make a difference. Sometimes people liked it and sometimes they didn't but that never stopped her from trying. In 1995, she was unhappy with the way things were going in her neighborhood in the city of Quincy and she set out to make a difference by running for office. In 1997, she was elected mayor and served 1 year. The following year she was defeated.