Today's News

  • Man faces murder charge

    Charges against 45-year-old Gregory Harris of Quincy were upgraded to second-degree murder this past week after Glenn Allen Holley, 41, also of Quincy, died from injuries allegedly inflicted by Harris in a May 30 altercation on Valley Drive in Quincy.

  • Criminal history leads to life sentence

    Sylvester Riles, as the old saying goes, went to the well too many times. Riles’ luck and chances ran out on June 13 when Circuit Judge Jon Sjostrom sentenced him to life in prison plus 73 months. 

    In 2012, Riles was found guilty of robbing Whitfield Recycling at gunpoint. In the commission of the crime, he used a handgun he held to the head of the clerk demanding money. The clerk told him there was no money because the business had only been open a few minutes.

  • Splash around
  • Still hoping for a miracle

    It shocked the nation when three young women, who had been missing for years, were recently found locked away in a Cleveland, Ohio, home. The women, who were freed in April after a neighbor noticed a woman clawing to escape from their prison, had been held captive for more than a decade by Ariel Castro.

    For Helen Jackson, the news rekindled a flicker of hope.

  • Where are they now?

    Editor’s note: This is the first in an occasional series following college athletes who hail from Gadsden County.


    Adam Powell is a third-yar business student at Livingstone College in North Carolina. The 2011 graduate of East Gadsden High School is a defensive end for the football team. 

    Powell said he has been asked many times about why he did not keep the family tradition of attending Florida A&M. 

  • Praise the Lord! June 30, 2013

    Men’s conference ahead in Tallahassee

    Men Leading Generations Conference 2013 will be June 21 through 23 at Wings of Dove Outreach Ministry, 800 W. Brevard St., Tallahassee. Service times are 7:30 p.m., June 21; breakfast and workshop, 10 a.m., June 22; and service and community feeding, 11 a.m. June 23. Donations accepted. For information, call Minister Eric York, 850-294-9173.

    St. Paul AME plans special program

  • Lacrosse tryouts set for Friday

    C. Fields Sports Club will host summer league softball and boys’ lacrosse tryouts.

    Softball tryouts are for girls ages 8 to 15. Tryouts will be at the Bobby Nealy Complex on June 14 at 5 p.m.

    Lacrosse tryouts are for boys ages 9 to 14. Tryouts will be at the track and field at 5 p.m. June 10 to 14 on Martin Luther King Boulevard.

    For information, call Coach Curtis Fields 646-733-7265 or Coach Earl Jackson 850-284-4972. 

  • Strip club ahead for Midway?

    The road to a 10,000-square-foot adult entertainment center in Midway’s 10-90 Industrial Park will be easier to navigate now after the council voted to hear the first reading of an ordinance at the July regular meeting to allow the sale of alcohol.


    Brian Boulware, a Tallahassee businessman, said his intent is to invest $400,000 into the venture that will be “nice and first-class.”


  • Getting grounded

    Several hundred people attended Florida A&M University’s fourth annual Farm Fest 2013 at the Research and Extension Center and Farm, June 8, six miles north of Quincy on the Bainbridge Road.


  • Bypass work on track

    Progress on the Quincy Bypass, which will connect State Road 12 to U.S. Highway 90 near Ralph Strong Road and the Capital Regional Medical Center Gadsden Campus, is about 30 percent complete and work on the project is moving at a steady pace, according to Anthony Manos, project engineer.


    “Much of the clearing is done about a third of the drainage is complete and about 30 percent of the earthwork has been done,” Manos said.