Today's News

  • West Florida Livestock Show winners selected

     Jaylon Moore, 13, changed into a western-style bright orange shirt minutes before it was time for him to take his steer inside the Inman Livestock Pavilion to be judged. All morning the steer had been groomed to the point that its coat looked like velvet. The animal was competing in the Class B bracket with 4 other 4-H'ers from Gadsden County. and Future Farmers of America from Jackson and Decatur County, Ga.

  • Senator’s book deal illustrates ethical void

    THE ISSUE: Back-scratching on the taxpayer tab.

    OUR OPINION: Not acceptable.

  • Church News

    Tabernacle Church of Christ Written in Heaven, Hwy 90 West, Blue Star Hwy, Gretna. Sunday services are Every1st, 3rd and 4th Sunday at 12 (noon). Sunday School every Sunday at 10:30. Prayer Meeting on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to worship the Lord with us!


    Highly Exalted Praise Ministries, Inc., 91 Serenity Lane, Quincy. Apostle Rosilyn Copeland, Pastor

    Sunday School - Each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Worship Service - Each Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

  • Chattahoochee stabbing victim dies

      Chattahoochee Police Chief Vann Pullen said on March 11 that he would turn all of the evidence he has gathered over to the state attorney to determine which, if any charges, will be filed against 24-year-old Martina McCray in the death of Larry Dickey.
        Pullen said Dickey, 44, died March 10 after he was stabbed in the chest by McCray, 24, on March 9. He said couple had an on-and-off relationship for the past four years.

  • County softball scores

    MUNROE 10

    MALONE 6

     The Munroe softball team won one and lost one last week in diamond action.  The girls defeated Malone in Malone on Friday night for a 1A-2 district win.  
     The final score was 10-6.  The Lady Cats held the Tigers scoreless until they allowed four runs to cross in the bottom of the  sixth and two more in the bottom of the seventh.  Haleigh Corbally picked up her sixth win on the mound.  She struck out seven, walked seven in seven innings of work.

  • City puts Internet cafes on hold

     The Quincy City Commission unanimously passed a resolution during the March 8 meeting barring the issuing of permits, licenses and/or occupational licenses for Internet cafes and bingo gaming within the city limits of Quincy for the next six months. The measure was taken because several commissioners had concerns about operations and which local charities were recipients of donations from the games.

  • Lawsuits may spur county to fight

       Now that the hospital is up and running Craig McMillan, chairman of the Gadsden Hospital Board, Inc. asked for direction and the future role of the GHI as a board. Following a joint meeting Feb. 22, between the Board of County Commissioners and GHI, one of the issues discussed was whether GHI would continue functioning as a unit to oversee items relating to the operation of the GMH campus of Capital Regional Medical Center.

  • Gadsden jobless rate creeping up

    In terms of unemployment, Gadsden County is seeing a near repeat of last year.
    Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in January 2011 is 11.9 percent,
    down slightly from the December 2010 rate of 12.0 percent. This represents 1,100,000 jobless out of a labor force of 9,276,000.
    For Gadsden County that translates to a January 2011 jobless rate of 11.2 percent, up from 11 percent in December 2010 and  11.1 percent in January 2010.

  • Thousands of residents face jail

    If you look around at your job in the next few weeks and see uniformed deputies coming your way and you have an outstanding warrant, it's a good chance they're coming for you.
        Beginning this week and for weeks to come, Gadsden County Sheriff's Office deputies will start arresting people wanted on outstanding warrants. Where ever you are, they say,  if they find you they will take you to jail. Whether you are at work, in a social setting, at the grocery store, the hair salon or barber shop doesn't matter because the cuffs are going on.

  • Williams responds to employment charges

    In a memo to the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners, Johnny Williams, county administrator listed the number of African-Americans holding supervisory positions in county government as well as the number and race of employees who have been separated from county government.
        The memo, according to Williams, is an attempt to answer allegations made by "proponents of several lawsuits that we have no African Americans supervisors in Gadsden County."