Local News

  • Gadsden drug task force nabs three

    The Gadsden County Drug Task Force executed three search warrants on the morning of Feb. 1 and by noon, three people had been arrested on various drug charges.

  • Fired city manager demands money

    Former Midway City Manager Auburn Ford, Jr. said all he wants from Midway is his money, and he will happily go on his way. Ford, who was terminated during the regular month meeting of the Town Council on Jan 3, is asking for compensation because, he asserts, the council had no cause to dismiss him.

  • Just in time
  • Man gets prison time for 2010 killing

    A 41-year-old man accused of shooting and killing an Attapulgus, Ga., man in 2010 will spend time in prison.

    Earl Brundidge Jr. was sentenced Jan. 23 to 30 years in the Department of Corrections with a minimum mandatory sentence of 25 years and 20 years in DOC with a minimum mandatory sentence of 20 years after he entered a guilty plea of one count of second-degree murder and one county of aggravated assault with a firearm.

    He was ordered to pay $895 in fines and assessments and given credit for 999 days served.

  • Quincy shuttle funding in question

    Whether or not the city of Quincy will provide more funding for Big Bend Transit Shuttle Service will have to wait until the February meeting of the Transportation for the Disadvantaged Board has concluded.

    Commissioners tabled funding a request from the company until the city’s representative to the Board brings back answers to the continuing requests for more funding from the company.

  • Courthouse targeted for TLC

    The Gadsden County Courthouse was built 100 years ago this year and could use some much-needed repairs. While the structure was completed in 1912, it has been in continuous use since 1913. The repairs will require an estimated $326,295 for essential renovations, according to Chief Judge of the Second Judicial Circuit Charles Francis and Gadsden County Judge Kathy Garner. A budget amendment was requested and approved for the repairs.

  • Inspiring celebration

    Throughout the nation Monday morning, people in large cities and hamlets took to the streets for a symbolic march to commemorate the life and legacy of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Gadsden County was no different as marches were held in Quincy, Havana, Chattahoochee and Gretna.

  • Gadsden’s Teacher of the Year announced

    Zola Akins doesn’t remember not wanting to be a teacher. As a child she forced herself to play “A-Team” with her younger brother so he would sit still long enough for her to “practice” being a teacher with him as her only pupil.
    “Even then I did what a teacher had to do to get the student’s attention,” she said as she reflected on the honor of “Teacher of the Year” for the Gadsden County School District on Jan. 16.

  • Missing Gretna man found safe

    Garrett Hughes, the 72-yer-old Gretna man who was the subject of a week-long manhunt, has been found safe. Interim Gretna Police Chief Carlos De La Cruz said a call came to the police station shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday morning from a woman who said she saw a man outside of her home gathering sticks. The individual fit the description the woman she had seen on television earlier in the week of the missing man.

    An officer went to the home, less than a mile from Hughes’ home, and identified the man as Hughes. He was taken to the hospital without incident.

  • Strong for a century

    The years have slowly crept up on Nora Williams. Saturday she will join the ranks of some of the world’s most elite and special people in America when she turns 100 years old.

    “Oh, I feel just fine. I can take care of myself; I can cook and eat about anything I want. I can clean my own house. The only thing I really miss is my garden,” she said.