Today's News

  • Local teen among Biletnikoff banquet honorees

    While Baylor University’s Corey Clark accepted his award for excellence at the wide receiver position in college football Saturday at the Biletnikoff Award Banquet held at the banquet hall in FSU‘s Doak Campbell Stadium, Robert F. Munroe’s Gracie Elizabeth Kelleher, one of the 15 scholarship beneficiaries of the same program, was also recognized for winning the program scholarship and additionally being the sole recipient of the namesake, memorial scholarship.

  • Collecting history

    The board for the Apalachicola Arsenal Museum in Chattahoochee continued its monthly fundraising exhibitions Saturday for the transformation of the old military arsenal into a tech-savvy museum with an afternoon set of presentations and amateur photo gallery dedicated to Gadsden County

  • More bad luck for Gretna casino’s slot machine plans

    Plans for slot machines at Creek Entertainment now face opposition on two fronts: the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation‘s assertion that Gretna‘s claim to slots is not legitimate, which will be decided by the Supreme Court in July, and the Gov. Rick Scott-supported Seminole Compact that could guarantee rights for blackjack, craps and roulette in the state exclusively to the Seminole Indian tribe and their facilities.

  • Ready to roll along

    The Board of County Commissioners approved in six separate votes one company taking on the survey, design and contractor procurement services for paving projects on six county roads at their regular meeting Tuesday.
    The paving projects are being funded by the Florida Department of Transportation, which has also approved the contracted company,  Preble-Rish Inc., for the job, according to meeting filings.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

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  • Grace Notes January 28, 2016

    By Nancy Kennedy

  • Praise & Worship January 28, 2016

    High-spirited event keeps
    leader’s vision alive

    The annual Betty Williams Keaton Scholarship Gospel Extravaganza will start at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at First Elizabeth MB Church in Quincy, Florida on Sunday. This program is sponsored by the Williams family and the Gadsden Mass Choir. It will raise scholarship funds for local students. Guest performers will include the Bethlehem Male Chorus from Tallahassee and other local groups in the Gadsden County area.

  • Gadsden’s Teacher of the Year has claimed the accolade twice

      In 2006, a recent graduate of the University of Central Florida with Gadsden County roots moved back to her father’s hometown Quincy to teach at Carter-Parramore Academy, thinking the city’s proximity to Florida State University would give her the opportunity to one day pursue what had long been her goal: become a law school graduate.

  • Robbery suspects sought

    The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an armed robbery of a convenience store that occurred at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Neel Food Mart in the Shiloh Community.

  • Quincy Fire Chief announces retirement

    The retirement of the Quincy Fire Department’s chief, Scott Haire, was announced Tuesday at the Quincy Commission meeting.
    Haire said he had already submitted his resignation letter and dated it effective March 1, his last days on the job probably being the last days of February.