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Today's News

  • Quincy Main Street earns statewide acclaim

    Quincy Main Street has been designated the April 2017 Florida Program of the Month.  Secretary of State Ken Detzner made the announcement last week.
    According to a press release, communities are selected based on their developmental achievements and participation in the Florida Main Street Program.  Quincy has been apart of the Florida Main Street Program since 1987.

  • Library supports beloved staffer with fundraiser

    This past Monday, the Gadsden County Public Library in Quincy hosted a cookout fundraiser to help Joan Vann, a library employee who lost her home in a fire on March 19.
    Vann, who is the Bookmobile librarian, said, “I’m just overwhelmed.  I work with the best here in Gadsden County at the Library.”
    Vann said her husband was in the house when the fire started, but made it out unharmed.
    “The blessing in the whole thing was no life was lost,” Vann said.    

  • School board tackles consolidation plan

    After months of debate and community meetings, a decision has been made: Gadsden County will have one high school next school year.
    There was standing room only at the April 4 Gadsden County School Board meeting as the board voted on the fate of West Gadsden High, Gretna Elementary and St. John Elementary schools.
    In the end, all the reconfiguration motions passed, though with the smallest possible margin: 3-2.

  • Un-fired? Midway mulls rehiring Murray

    Just weeks after firing Tom Murray, Midway City Council members are considering rehiring him after Murray threatened litigation.  At their Thursday, April 6, meeting, the city’s interim attorney, Anthony Thomas, said Murray’s attorney, Louis Jean-Baptiste, sent the city a letter of intent to sue.

  • Midway considers rehiring former police chief

    Just weeks after firing Tom Murray, the Midway City Council is considering rehiring him after Murray threatened litigation.

  • Midway considers rehiring former police chief

    Just weeks after firing Tom Murray, the Midway City Council is considering rehiring him after Murray threatened litigation.

  • School board motions for school consolidations pass by 3-2 margin

    There was standing room only at the Gadsden County School Board’s special meeting on Tuesday as board members voted on Superintendent Roger Milton’s reconfiguration plan.
    The first recommendation from the superintendent was to begin the process of applying for a legislative special facilities appropriation to construct a new K-8 school to replace Stewart Street and Gadsden Elementary Magnet School.

  • Grieving for loss of landmark

    It’s been almost two weeks since the historic Stevens High School burned down, and the community is still trying to cope with the loss.  

  • After insurance snafu, Armada Ammunition reopens

    Armada Ammunition is open for business after being closed for almost a month due to workers compensation insurance issues.
    The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation within the state’s department of financial services investigated Armada after receiving a public referral alleging Armada Ammunition was not in compliance. DFS spokesman Jon Moore said their investigators did an inspection, and based on their findings, on Feb. 25, the department issued a stop-work order.

  • ‘Only the beginning’

    Tahir Montgomery and Russell Harrison Jr., have been named West Gadsden High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian.
    WGHS Principal James Mills said both young men are jovial, respectful and excellent inside and outside the classroom.  Both were on the football team, which won the regional championship, and the basketball team, which won the 2017 Class 1A State Championship.
    Mills said Montgomery is well respected by his peers and teachers.
    “He’s a true testament of what good things can come out of Gadsden County,” Mills said.