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Today's News

  • An honor to serve

    Five Gadsden County civic clubs honored local law enforcement officers at a luncheon on Tuesday.
    The Quincy Kiwanis Club, Quincy Pilot Club, Quincy Rotary, Quincy Lions Club and Havana Kiwanis joined forces to host their annual Law Enforcement Day Luncheon at the First Baptist Church in Quincy.  
    Judge Ronald Flury was the guest speaker.  Presiding over both civil and criminal cases, Flury serves as the administrative judge for Leon County.

  • Future murky for Presnell

    At their Tuesday, Sept. 19, meeting, Gadsden County Commissioners could not come to an agreement on renewing County Administrator Robert Presnell’s contract.
    Presnell, who has served as county administrator for the past 13 years, is enrolled in the state’s consulted with him.
    Cunningham said that last year, Midway’s total property value was an estimated $124 million.  Last year the council went with the maximum millage rate, which was actually lower than the rolled-back rate, so property owners received a tax cut.  

  • Helping hands, hearts

    Less than a week after Hurricane Irma ripped through South Florida, members of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Quincy spent Saturday collecting items for families in Immokalee affected by the storm.  As soon as they began unloading one vehicle, another pulled up.  By that afternoon, a semi tractor-trailer was filled to the maximum capacity with food, water,Although Huapilla is a student at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, she is also a migrant farmer.  So are her parents.

  • Suspect nabbed in pool hall murder, robbery

    A Gretna man is in jail after being arrested in connection with an armed robbery and murder in Chattahoochee.
    According to a statement issued by Chattahoochee Police Department, three men entered Tata’s Pool Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 13, two of whom had their faces covered.  Two were armed with handguns, and the other with an AK-47-style rifle.
    When they entered, six people were inside.  Two were playing pool.  Three were at a card table, and one was sweeping.  Authorities say they ordered everyone to get down on the floor.

  • Beating the odds

    It started with just a little soreness under her arm.  Gaye Lashley said it was the end of 2008, and she was already seeing her doctor for another medical issue when she mentioned it to him.
    “When he pushed down, he could feel the swollen lymph node,” Lashley said.
    The doctor ordered a mammogram and ultrasound for her.  She said she always went to get a mammogram every year anyway.
    On Dec. 30, the test results came back.  Lashley said the mammogram and ultrasound had not detected the cancer.  

  • Man serving life sentence for Quincy woman’s murder back in court

    Kevin Johnson, who pleaded guilty in 2012 for the 2010 murder of 92-year-old Eunice “Sunny” Lester, was back in Quincy before Judge Barbara Hobbs on Tuesday for an evidentiary hearing.
    Johnson, 33, pleaded guilty in 2012 to premeditated first-degree murder, carjacking without a weapon and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon causing great bodily harm to a person 65 years or older.

  • Quincy Christmas Parade Postponed

    The Quincy Christmas parade has been postponed until Thursday, Dec. 14, due to projected inclement weather.

  • New business draws crowds, creates jobs

    Cars were lined up to Jefferson Street from Popeyes’ drive-thru for the fast food restaurant’s opening Monday in Quincy right after the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.
    The service was fast, the employees were smiling and the food was fresh.
    Regional Manager Willie Barnes stood in the parking lot for most of the day directing traffic.  He said they wanted to open a location in Quincy because it’s a lovely city with beautiful people.
    Barnes also said they had a party Saturday for their 66 employees.

  • Midway’s new city manager gets four-year contract

    Many Midway citizens who attended Midway City Council’s meeting this past Thursday expressed outraged after council members voted to approve City Manager Leslie Steele’s four-year contract.

  • Midway’s new city manager gets four-year contract

    Many Midway citizens who attended Midway City Council’s meeting this past Thursday expressed outraged after council members voted to approve City Manager Leslie Steele’s four-year contract.