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Today's News

  • Celebration marks 10 years in office for sheriff

    It’s been 10 years since Morris Young was elected sheriff of Gadsden County, and, in celebration of that fact, sheriff’s deputies, staff, county commissioners, Young’s friends and family and the sheriff himself gathered Nov. 14 at Greater Tanner Chapel AME in Quincy to recount their favorite stories about Young.

  • Girls basketball season opens

    Girls basketball season cranked up this past week and what better way to start up the county scene than with oodles of wins and a close contest between two county teams?  

  • Mission for Madison

    Diabetes awareness will be the cause for a daylong event at Corey Field in Quincy on Saturday, November 15.

    Spearheading the event is a competitive cheerleading group based in Quincy named Pretty Girls and Swaggn Boyz.

    The cheerleading group was inspired to hold the event by one of their members, 12-year-old Madison, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes during the 2012 winter holiday season.

  • Gadsden voters choose leaders

    In the only races specific to Gadsden County this election, former teacher Steve Scott and incumbent Charlie Frost both won bids to represent their districts on the Gadsden County School Board, according to unofficial results.

    Scott defeated Rodney Moore to represent District 2, which covers parts of Quincy and Havana, by capturing 49.85 percent of the vote compared to Moore’s 42.38 percent.

  • Man claims he fired shotgun to save grandparents

    A man who faces weapons charges in connection with an incident in which a shotgun was fired told law enforcement he did it to save his grandparents.

    Upon responding to a call for the discharging of a firearm, a Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office deputy heard the suspect’s account of how Javaris Harris, 26, the man arrested for discharging the firearm, did so because his target had kidnapped him and threatened to shoot his grandparents if they didn’t pay his ransom.

    According to the arrest report, this is what happened:

  • Lady Cats rally for playoff win

    The Munroe volleyball team was in a hole they had dug by themselves.

    One more loss and they would bury the 2014 season.  

    Instead, on Tuesday night at the Munroe gym before a home crowd, the team found a way to rally, putting away the Seacoast Christian Academy Eagles in Round 1 of the Region 1 playoffs. 

    The Lady Cats had dropped their first game by about as bad a volleyball score as you can suffer, 25-9, and still be considered a competitive team.  

  • Project calls for safer walkways

    The Florida Department of Transportation recently released its five-year roadwork and construction plan for select counties across Florida, and the Gadsden County plan includes the construction of a sidewalk down South Adams road, which will increase safety for pedestrians trekking from the area around Tanyard Park to downtown.
    The sidewalk will be constructed on the western side of that street in 2019 and is one of many projects FDOT will complete in Gadsden County between 2016 and 2020.

  • Let it snow
  • Agency aims to promote healthy outlook

    The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity had a kick off meeting for its Competitive Florida Partnership with Gadsden County at the FAMU Research and Extension Farm on Monday morning. During the event,  FDEO representatives detailed a six -onth plan for helping Gadsden County agencies foster a mentality conducive to attracting better economic
    opportunities.

  • Raiders tame Jaguars in tough match-up

    This past Friday night the Jaguars traveled to Leon County to take on the Rickards Raiders; shortly after the referee threw the ball up at half-court it was clear the Jaguars were a bit overmatched.  
    The Raiders jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter and carried a 22-10 lead into the second quarter quarter.