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Today's News

  • Praise the Lord! June 19, 2014

    Clothing giveaway Saturday

    Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church, corner of 9th and Crawford in Quincy, announces the June Clothing Give-Away. There are clothing items for youth and adults available free of charge. Everyone is invited to come out for free items from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 22. 

    Celebrate 190 years of 

    Old Mt. Pleasant UMC

  • Former Quincy city manager files lawsuit

    Jack McLean, former Quincy city manager, is suing his former employer for his severance pay, his leave-time pay and his retirement pay. McLean’s case documents allege the city is unlawfully withholding all three sums, including the retirement, which the former manager’s case contends he paid into during his tenure with the city. 

  • County planning rule sparks debate

    The Gadsden County Commissioners met for a regular meeting June 3. Extensive discussion of the Citizen’s Growth Management and Planning Bill of Rights ensued. 

    Commissioner Sherrie Taylor said she initially voted for the bill because citizens should be kept informed about the possibility of commercial developments in their neighborhoods before the businesses break ground. Taylor also said, at the time, three commissioners were running the county via the power of their three-vote majority. 

  • Midway city manager reports budget back on track

    Willie Brown from the Gadsden County Planning Department attended Midway’s monthly city council meeting June 5 to provide a second reading of an annexation document for property owned by Greg Russell. 

    Councilmember Charlie “Chuck” Willis asked for what the annexed property will be used. 

    “The business is already there,” said Brown. “The Greg Russell property is known as the Auction House.”

  • Adventures in agriculture

    Florida A&M University’s Cooperative Extension Program hosted the annual Farm Fest and Springtime Agri-Showcase on June 7 at the FAMU research and Extension Center on Bainbridge Highway in Quincy. 

    The event began at 7 a.m. with a 2K walk/run — but activities and exhibitions commenced around 9 a.m. The event included displays concerning crop growth, food processes, climate changes, new technology and more. 

  • Praise the Lord! June 12, 2014

    Celebrate 190 years of Old Mt. Pleasant UMC

  • Store raids yield arrests

    The Kelly Jr. on Havana Highway and The Country Store on Bainbridge Highway, two alleged outlets for synthetic marijuana or “spice” and “bath salts,” were raided by agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) along with deputies from the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office. 

  • Montford speaks at Go Gadsden

    Democratic State Sen. Bill Montford spoke at the Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce’s May 28 Go Gadsden meeting. Montford represents District 3, which includes all of Gadsden and 10 neighboring counties. Montford reviewed recent state developments and future possibilities — pending successful navigation through the state house and over the governor’s desk. 

  • Honoring memories

    Mt. Pleasant cemetery was busy with activity Saturday — but no funeral was in sight. As the night’s dew began to burn away with the arrival of a clear day, a group of volunteers from the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Association was beginning their semiannual cleanup of the grounds.

    “There are people from all over the county buried here,” said Robert Alcorn of the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Society. “You can literally see the history of Gadsden County if you walk around.”

  • Quincy leaders talk tourism, traffic

    At the city’s regular meeting May 27, Maj. Shawn Wood from the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office provided the commissioners with a special presentation about the Rural County Summit on community disaster and emergency response. The event is scheduled for July 9 to 11 at the Florida Public Safety Institute.