Today's News

  • Seeing science at work

    BASF is encouraging young girls to become leaders in engineering and science.  Twenty-two SciGirls campers visited the global company’s Quincy site on Thursday, July 20, for a day filled with exploration and imagination.
    SciGirls is a two-week camp that was launched in 2006 and is run by the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and WFSU, according to the MagLab’s website.

  • Cop accused of sexual misconduct

    The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged sexual encounter between an inmate and a Quincy police officer.
    The sheriff’s office released a statement last week, which stated: “After interviewing the two parties, the Sheriff’s Office confirmed that two instances of inappropriate sexual conduct had taken place between the them.”
    According to the statement, GCSO and QPD quickly took action, placing Officer Carl Brown on administrative leave with pay.

  • Revving up to hit the books

    The Gadsden County School Board hosted Unity in the Community Day on Saturday.
    School officials met with parents, guardians and students at West Gadsden Middle School and Shanks Middle to answer any questions they had about the upcoming school year, especially with the mergers.
    Some of the topics up for discussion were bus information, parental and community involvement and classes.  

  • Thrifting through Havana

    Locals and tourists alike hit the pavement for Havana’s sidewalk sale.
    What did they find?  Many found buried treasures, while other were in hopes of finding the perfect piece to make their home decor complete.  
    Thrifting is quite adventurous, with the hunt and excitement of finding the perfect item at a nice price.

  • Suspects face murder charges in shooting

    Three suspects accused of gunning down 19-year-old Kentrell Thomas in Quincy have been charged with first-degree
    Mark Williams, 20; Keveonte Thomas, 19; and Montayvius Thomas, 16, were all charged with premeditated first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in connection with Thomas’ death.
    They were arraigned Thursday, July 6, in Gadsden County Court.

  • Remembering Abbey

    A grieving dad is on a mission.  He wants the world to know his daughter’s name, and her story.
    Bill Conner left Madison, Wis., on May 22 — the day after his son Austin graduated from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee — with his daughter’s ashes tucked away in the front of a red handlebar bag.   He’s traveling across the country, on his bicycle, to Fort Lauderdale where his 20-year-old daughter Abigail died.  Before making the trip, Conner said he sold everything he owned, except his car and two bins of clothes.

  • Law change could be recipe for home-baked success

    Think you could turn your secret recipe for chocolate chip cookies into a serious business but worried about too much red tape?
    An update to Florida’s cottage baking laws could give enterprising home bakers a big boost.

  • Park dedication honors Quincy educators

    The sound of baseball bats cracking filled the air at Jackson Heights Park on Saturday morning, setting the stage for the Quincy community to honor three educators who helped to pave the way to success for all the kids whose paths they crossed.
    The ceremony was headed up by Mayor Pro-Tem Angela Sapp and Quincy Parks Director Greg Taylor, who spoke to community members about these educators and how they touched the community.

  • Community making big plans

    The smell of barbeque and sounds of joyful music filled the air as families gathered at the 5F center in community of Greenshade for a fundraising picnic on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.
    The fundraising picnic was hosted by members of the newly formed Greenshade-Dogtown Volunteer Fire department to bring community members together, and raise money to build a fire station on land they recently acquired from Gadsden County. Once the building is built and a fire truck is purchased, the volunteer fire department will become fully operational.

  • Keeping Quincy reading

    When Monica Watkins-Clay and her family moved from Chattahoochee to Quincy, she knew she couldn’t leave behind her Little Free Library. Little Free Library is a nationwide non-profit organization which, through sponsors like Watkins-Clay, is able to provide a free book exchange in the neighborhoods where they are located.