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Today's News

  • Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Arrests

    • Tauvus Black: VOP/Possession of cocaine

    • Martha Grace Register: Theft by taking

    • Jerame Gunter Durden: Possesion of a concealed firearm, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription

    • Timothy Hutchinson: Burglary of a dwelling

    • Markeith Watson: Felony/battery/VOP

  • In like a lion, out like a lamb...fishing only going to get better

    After three weeks of nearly ideal fishing weather, the past week was just the reverse. March "came in like a lion and went out like a lamb” with high winds and heavy rains (much needed I might add). The fishing on Lake Talquin came to a halt. There was not one single person I talked to who was brave enough to even try to fish after Tuesday of this past week.

  • Local fighters strut their stuff in the ring

    Small town entertainment takes various forms from square dancing to community theater to car shows. Saturday night at Quincy's livestock pavilion, the entertainment was confined to a boxing ring.

    About 200 area spectators braved wind and rain to attend the Best of the Best IV, which was sponsored by USA Boxing, the Quincy Fighting Tigers Gym and Gadsden County Tourist Development.

  • Spring has sprung - along with the urge to garden

    “As soon as there is a little sign of warmth, people start getting antsy. They want to work in the yard and they are ready to plant," said Alex Bolques, a horticulturist with Gadsden County Cooperative Extension Service.

    He said there are different categories property owners should consider when deciding how to plant. First, there is the public landscape that people see when they pass a home or that which is readily seen by public traffic.

  • ‘R-E-S-P-E-C-T’ the name of the game at rally this month

    Every 1.3 minutes, it is estimated that a woman in the United States is raped, and one out of every four women will become a victim of sexual assault during her lifetime.

    "It's these very statistics that we have to get out into the open," said Debra Lloyd, local coordinator for Refuge House, a counseling service and shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • GTI awarded $50,000 AT&T grant

    Gadsden Technical Institute’s faculty and students applauded and grinned from ear to ear as AT&T executives presented a check for $50,000 to the school for technology improvements to its programs today.

    Written as a 20/20 grant in 2008, the awaded funds will improve, enhance and update GTI’s existing technology for secondary and post-secondary career and technical education programs.

  • Billions in stimulus dollars available to states for education

    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced that $44 billion in stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be available to states in the next 30 to 45 days. The first round of funding will help avert hundreds of thousands of estimated teacher layoffs in schools and school districts while driving crucial education improvements, reforms and results for students.

  • Crist, Sink unveil Sunshine spending Web site to help track taxpayer dollars

    Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink announced Tuesday a new Web site that will allow Floridians to track how state government spends their taxpayer dollars: www.MyFlo-ridaCFO.com/SunshineSpending.

    The launch of the Sunshine Spending Web site comes during Sunshine Week, the annual celebration of Florida’s dedication to making state and local government more accessible to the public.

  • Contractor considers options for SR 267 asphalt operation

    Chuck Roberts of C.W. Roberts Contracting Inc. has 30 days to decide whether he will request the Gadsden Couny Planning and Zoning Commission hear his request for a variance or whether he will shut down his operation on State Road 267.

  • Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Report

    • Anthony Swatts: VOP/ Forgery/Uttering-Utter Forged

    • Richard Jackson: FTA-FOE Arraignment/ROWOV

    • Devontiah Jones: Violation of Community Control

    • Pedrico Starr: Warranty Arrest

    • Jonathan Heard: Open warrant on FTA/DWSLR

    • Shawonda Davis: Violation of Injuction

    • Lamar Ray: Charge of possession of concealed firearm, possession of firearm by convicted felon, possession of burglary tools

    • Ezra Stuckey: Violation of community control