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Today's News

  • Ready to roll along

    The Board of County Commissioners approved in six separate votes one company taking on the survey, design and contractor procurement services for paving projects on six county roads at their regular meeting Tuesday.
    The paving projects are being funded by the Florida Department of Transportation, which has also approved the contracted company,  Preble-Rish Inc., for the job, according to meeting filings.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    Thank you, dear friends, for taking the time to email me some of your thoughts on my recent columns.
    Most of my loyal readers must know by now how much I value any feedback you are willing to offer about the worth of this
    column.
    I’ve shared with you more than once how much I love writing for you each week and am honored to be doing so and now entering into my eighth year.
    I am used to sharing the loneliness that so many writers experience often in our
    careers.

  • Grace Notes January 28, 2016

    By Nancy Kennedy

  • Praise & Worship January 28, 2016

    High-spirited event keeps
    leader’s vision alive

    The annual Betty Williams Keaton Scholarship Gospel Extravaganza will start at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at First Elizabeth MB Church in Quincy, Florida on Sunday. This program is sponsored by the Williams family and the Gadsden Mass Choir. It will raise scholarship funds for local students. Guest performers will include the Bethlehem Male Chorus from Tallahassee and other local groups in the Gadsden County area.

  • Gadsden’s Teacher of the Year has claimed the accolade twice

      In 2006, a recent graduate of the University of Central Florida with Gadsden County roots moved back to her father’s hometown Quincy to teach at Carter-Parramore Academy, thinking the city’s proximity to Florida State University would give her the opportunity to one day pursue what had long been her goal: become a law school graduate.

  • Robbery suspects sought

    The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an armed robbery of a convenience store that occurred at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Neel Food Mart in the Shiloh Community.

  • Quincy Fire Chief announces retirement

    The retirement of the Quincy Fire Department’s chief, Scott Haire, was announced Tuesday at the Quincy Commission meeting.
    Haire said he had already submitted his resignation letter and dated it effective March 1, his last days on the job probably being the last days of February.

  • More than equal to the task

    His classroom walls are covered with drawings of algebraic expressions on handmade posters he calls anchor charts, giving one the sense that student eyes seeking some distraction will find none.

    In Abria Harris’ class, there is no escape from his math, and his grasp is over his students in a way both sweet and stern that leaves them describing him as engaging.

    It’s clear he has quickly taken to his role in the classroom. And the accolades prove it. Earlier this month, Harris was named the county’s Rookie Teacher of the Year.

  • Police investigate robbery

    The Quincy Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred AT ABOUT 12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22.  Police were called by a 55-year-old female reporting she had been robbed of her purse by two men who pretended to need help with
    directions.
    The victim was placing items in her car in the area of North Love Street and Washington Street when two men drove up next to her.

  • Panthers clip War Eagles