Daily Archives: March 8, 2023


Talquin Electric Cooperative awards $15,000 in scholarships to area students – Twenty-four high school juniors participated in the 2023 Talquin Youth Tour.

Talquin Electric Cooperative selected twenty-four high school juniors from Gadsden, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla Counties to participate in the Talquin Youth Tour in February.  Each student who participated in the Youth Tour received a scholarship for college or post-secondary education and a visit to Florida’s state capitol for a two-day, overnight conference. Students were selected…


Student athletes compete in Gadsden County’s Special Olympics

Dozens of athletes from around the county competed in Gadsden County’s Special Olympics last week. The event was held at Gadsden County High School on Wednesday, February 23. The spectacle, ushered in by an Olympic Torch,  featured track and field events. Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual…

Quincy Porchfest returns this month

Now in its 11th year Quincy PorchFest will be back in full effect on Saturday, March 18. The free music festival, held in the historic downtown district of Quincy, will feature Lili Forbes, Funky ‘Taters, Disciples of Music, Thursday Night Music Club, Ben Flournoy Trio, Jerry Thigpen Trio, Baby Gray, Latin Soul, Hot Tamale, and…

Municipalities prepare for elections – All Gadsden County municipalities facing upcoming election; some seats still lack candidates

All of Gadsden County’s municipalities will have seats up for election this year. In Quincy, an election for districts 1 and 5 (held by Commissioners Keith Dowdell and Anissa Canidate, respectively) will be held. At this point, Dowdell is running unopposed; Candidate is facing opposition from Quincy resident Beverly Nash. In Chattahoochee, an election for…


Is a community garden coming to Chattahoochee? – Main Street seeks input from community on garden project

Something new may be coming to Chattahoochee…but it depends on the feedback that Chattahoochee Main Street receives from members of the community. In late February, the Main Street organization took to social media, asking members of the community to pitch in their thoughts and interest when it came to the concept of a community garden….

Bad for Florida, bad for America

Imagine a world in which newspapers have been bankrupted and shuttered. Imagine that Reddit, the Drudge Report and Red Pill are no more and that social media platforms forbid political discussion of any stripe.  Imagine that while some television and radio news show still exist, they only feature endless stories about cats and dogs, and…

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