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Today's News

  • Quincy officials reappointed

    The Quincy City Commission moved quickly through a number of issues at their regular meeting June 24. Commissioner Keith Dowdell was unable to attend the forum in person. He contributed, however, via speakerphone throughout the session, allowing him to engage in discussion but not vote on motions. 

    With a 4-0 vote, the commission unanimously reappointed Jonathan Kent Robbins for another three-year term as the code magistrate for the city, as recommended by the city staff. 

  • Scott nixes one budget item for Gadsden

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott released the 2014 budget early this month, along with a list of vetoed line items. This year, Scott has dubbed the spending plan the “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget.”

  • Reaching out

    With more than 300 churches in Gadsden County, local law enforcement leaders are looking for these faith-based organizations to help out in tough times.

    Maj. Shawn Wood shared this during a June 19 meeting with some local pastors at the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office.

    He said Sheriff Morris Young is interested in mobilizing churches and congregations across the county into a support network in the event of a disaster, such as a powerful hurricane or widespread forest fire.

  • Special GCSO team arrests suspects on drug charges

    Two drug-related operations conducted by the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (SRT) yielded two recent arrests in Chattahoochee. 

    The SRT conducted a saturated patrol in the area around the Happy Kash and Karry Convenience Store on June 17. Two deputies situated themselves near a path leading away from the store. According to the arrest report, deputies had observed suspects fleeing along this path when law enforcement officers approached the front of the convenience store. 

  • Setting it off: July 4 fun to explode countywide

    Gadsden County residents will have plenty of in-county options for their Independence Day festivities this year. 

    The West Gadsden Historic Society will host its 10th annual open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at the historical Dezell House on 328 East 8th St. in Greensboro. 

  • U.S., Germany, set to play to progress in 2014 FIfA World Cup

    The U.S soccer team will be squaring off against Germany’s team at noon June 26. The game will determine which team will move on from Group G. Both teams currently have one win and one draw against the other teams in their group. 

    The United States beat Ghana and tied Portugal — while Germany beat Portugal and tied Ghana. 

  • Praise the Lord! June 26, 2014

    Celebrate 190 years of Old Mt. Pleasant UMC

  • Neighborhood watch working for Scottstown

    The Scottstown Community held its regular neighborhood watch meeting June 10 at the Pentecostal Church on Charlie Harris Loop. The Scottstown watch is part of a pilot program launched by the Gadsden County Sherriff’s office. 

    Jolene Williams, GCSO’s crime analyst, was trained at the attorney general’s office specifically to be part of the budding program. She said the community was selected as the location for the pilot program because it had a high rate of crime and high frequency of complaints. 

  • Ribbed at roast

    Laughs were in no short supply at the Roast and Toast of Superintendent Reginald James on June 14 as one speaker after another delivered monologues about the superintendent’s finest achievements and idiosyncratic quirks. The event at East Gadsden High School was designed to honor the school official through comedy and anecdotes shared by some of those closest to him. 

  • Quincy Police seek suspect

    The Quincy Police Department is seeking the whereabouts of a wanted Quincy man who escaped arrest recently by forcing his way into an apartment and fleeing arrest by climbing into the apartment’s attic.