Today's Opinions

  • Local residents to file suit against county

    This is an open invitation to join in a class action lawsuit against the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners and Gadsden County Hospital Inc. On Aug. 26, 2008, you voted for and passed the half-cent sales tax to reopen Gadsden Community Hospital with 25 beds.

    If you feel you would like to join in this lawsuit, please contact Join In, P.O. Box 1144, Quincy, FL 32353.

    Sam Hawkins



  • Historian seeks help of local residents

    Ramsey Summerford was one of over 5,000 child laborers that were photographed by social activist Lewis Hine from 1908 to 1917. Nearly all of the photos are posted on the Library of Congress Web site. Hine’s pioneering work in photojournalism was instrumental in helping to get state and federal child labor laws passed.

  • Residents speak out on utility price hike

    I think they should look for another source like GA Supply. Even if there is a larger up front cost, in the long run it would be better. Maybe they could look at Tallahassee and see where they're getting their energy from and see if we can use it. I don't think raising the rate for the citizens is fair.

    Sam Palmer


    As a resident of the city of Quincy and county of Gadsden, I oppose any form of increase in the city utilities usage. Many residents including myself are experiencing a dramatic increase in my public utility bill without an rate increase.  

  • GCHS thankful for support during recent event

    The Gadsden County Humane Society would like to thank everyone who made our recent garage sale a huge success. Thanks to everyone who donated, hauled, sorted and priced garage sale items in advance, and to everyone who organized, sold and bought items last weekend. Thanks for loaning us tables, trailers and even an RV.  And thanks for getting the word out to your friends and neighbors! 

  • Team captain thankful for support

    The key to the American Cancer Society/Havana Relay For Life/Salem Believers success rests in people, friends and family like you, who embody the spirit of greatness by saying, "Yes I can, and so can you!”

    Thanks for your inspiring dedication and tremendous example to the American Cancer Society/Havana Relay for Life and the Gadsden County community.

  • Use what we already have in our county

    Come on, Gadsden County commissioners. Really now, you could not find someone that was born and raised or moved here years ago and has made Gadsden County his or her permanent home worthy of being considered for the county manager's position?

    I am so sick of you all reaching beyond Gadsden County to seek talent instead of utilizing what we already have here in this county. A person who truly cares about the county and will be here until he or she dies.

  • Just as you must tend a flower, you must tend Gadsden County

    Waiting out the storms this weekend, I decided to start a planter of flowers for my office window.

    One thing about seeing something grow is you'll have to work all the aspects together to produce the blooms. The soil requires preparation and handling, and the plants need tending.

    How similar these basics are to the organizations that tend to growth in Gadsden County.

    Our chamber and its members tirelessly work the soil of Gadsden County and tends to all aspects of growth, in order to see us bloom.

  • Reader says phone call from GCSO was useless

    On the evening of March 6, I received a 911 telephone alert from the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, which was to inform the citizenry that a dangerous felon had escaped from custody and was on the loose.

    Good stuff. Except...what good was this message?

    The message was totally inadequate, since it didn't name or adequately describe the escapee. All we were told was that he was black, had tattoos on his arms and that was it. Nada!

    We weren't given weight, height, color of eyes, type of haircut, etc.