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Today's News

  • June 6, 1944: Remembering D-Day

    Editor’s note: Permission to distribute and re-publish Ernie Pyle’s columns was given by the Scripps Howard Foundation. 

    NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 12, 1944 — Due to a last-minute alteration in the arrangements, I didn’t arrive on the beachhead until the morning after D-day, after our first wave of assault troops had hit the shore.

  • Speaker hopes to spark business interest in youth

    James “Jay” Bailey, Atlanta CEO of Operation HOPE, provided a presentation about fostering entrepreneurship and a new generation of business owners among Gadsden’s youth. 

    The presentation was organized by Judge Kathy Garner and hosted May 28 at the Gadsden Arts Center. Community leaders from a wide range of local organizations attended, filling the hall to standing room only. 

  • Praise the Lord! June 5, 2014

    Evangelist to give  inaugural sermon

    Evangelist Elaine Henry Chavers was called into gospel ministry on Monday, March 17. Her first sermon will be at 3 p.m. June 8 at Carter-Parramore in Quincy. The public is invited.

     Celebrate 190 years of Old Mt. Pleasant UMC

  • 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. 

  • 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.”

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • School earns statewide status

    Stewart Street Elementary School in Quincy received FCAT 2 scores on May 23. They discovered their third-graders ranked second in the state in both reading and math. This is a marked improvement from last year’s scores. 

    Maya Rozier, a third-grade teacher, explained that the improved math scores were reached by making sure the students used and understood problem-solving strategies — and wrote out their work to demonstrate their progress and command of the concepts. 

  • Marking a milestone

    The last strain of “Pomp and Circumstance” has played for Gadsden County’s 2014 high school seniors. This past week tassels were turned for the members of four graduating classes now ready to explore the next chapter in their lives.

    East Gadsden 

    High School

  • BoCC debates legal counsel options

    Debate concerning the Gadsden County Commission’s legal representation continued at their regular meeting May 20. Preferences for different law firms varied among commissioners. 

    Commissioner Doug Croley said he would like to continue with the county’s current legal advisors, the Ausley Law Firm, for sake of continuity. He then motioned accordingly. Commissioner Gene Morgan seconded the motion.