Havana approved an amendment to its water facilities plan / Drinking Water System due to issues with Well #4 at last Tuesday’s meeting. About six remedies were considered, with the last, Alternative 6, which was to replace the town’s existing Well #4 with a new well location east of town, chosen.
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Tallahassee Community College (TCC) president Jim Murdaugh introduced the college’s Strategic Plan, intended to cover the next five to ten years for its main campus in Leon County and others in Gadsden and Wakulla Counties, last Wednesday afternoon at the Florida Public Safety Institute. The Plan was put together by Murdaugh and the TCC board of trustees after holding town hall meetings in all three counties.
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This was sent to the Herald office by a reader/veteran and, with Veterans Day only four days away, I thought it was a very appropriate tribute. It pertains to America’s Vietnam veterans but it’s in honor of all our country’s service men and women. [Full Story »]
I really liked my State Farm homeowner’s policy and I planned to keep it forever, but doggone it they’ve raised my premiums because of hurricanes. I don’t get hurricanes up here, a few wind gusts, but no storm surge and now they’ve done it again, sink hole coverage. It’s going to cost me more. I’m miles from the nearest sinkhole. We all know insurance policies never change, their rates never increase, their coverage never changes. It’s just you, your agent and State Farm until one of you dies; the way nature intended. And yes, there are unicorns and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
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10 YEARS AGO
The way the route of an electric transmission line across the county was being proposed would preclude the county from having any say-so in the matter, county attorney Hal Richmond told county commissioners. Richmond was asked to give his opinion on a proposed route by Progress Energy through the middle of Greensboro. Richmond said that since the company appeared to be using an existing railroad right-of-way, Progress Energy would be exempt from the county’s approval process. [Full Story »]
Shorty Davis helped America win WWII
It was a desired career in the military that had been the driving force behind Denzil “Shorty” Davis’ decision to join the Army Air Corp in 1936.
CEO gives National Solar update
A solar farm system in Gadsden County is still on the horizon, according to James Scrivener CEO of National Solar, Inc.
Seven schools qualify for “Race to the Top”
Seven Gadsden County District Schools qualified for this year’s “Race to the Top” reading gains performance pay incentives.
QPD makes arrest in daycare child neglect case
On Monday, October 28, at 2:27 PM, Quincy police officer Harold Barber responded to a call at the “Precious Gems” Daycare located at 803 East Jefferson Street.
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Herald photographer Dave Ferrell was on the sidelines during the FSU-Miami football game Saturday.
Casey McClellan is drag boat champion
Local drag boat racer Casey McClellan won the Grand Champion Pro Gas Division for the Outboard Drag Boat Association.
On Monday, October 28, at 2:27 PM, Quincy police officer Harold Barber responded to a call at the “Precious Gems” Daycare located at 803 East Jefferson Street. Once on scene the officer made contact with a mother who was there to pick up her three-year-old daughter due to a call from the daycare owner earlier to come and pick the child up. The mother told the officer that the door to the daycare was locked and the lights were off, giving her the impression that no one was there.
The mother contacted members of her family and inquired if any of them had picked up her daughter prior to her arrival and she was told that none of them had picked up the child. After knocking loudly on the door of the business an audible alarm began to sound and soon thereafter the woman’s three-year-old daughter appeared at a window inside the dark business, alone and crying. The Quincy Fire Department Rescue Unit forced open a door to the business and Officer Barber retrieved the child who was obviously frightened but appeared unharmed.
The owner and employee of the facility could not be located on this date. The following day Quincy Police CID investigators did contact the owner, Willa T. Nelson of Quincy, and conducted a criminal interview with her at police headquarters. Nelson told investigators that on the date in question she had a doctor’s appointment and that she called the parents of the children at 1:25 PM and told them to pick their kids up by 2:00 PM. Nelson went on to say that she did not account for the three-year-old child before leaving the facility but did not do this intentionally.
When asked if something like this had ever happened before Nelson stated that there was an incident in 2005 but she couldn’t recall the details. Investigators later determined that in 2005 a child had been left unattended on the facility’s playground. That case was forwarded to the Florida Department of Children and Families.
On Wedneday, October 30, a criminal arrest warrant was issued for the arrest of Nelson for child neglect. Nelson did turn herself in to the Gadsden County Jail later that day and was booked and released on her own recognizance until her later court date.
Anyone having additional information on this case is asked to contact QPD Criminal Investigation Division Capt. Troy Gilyard at (850) 627-0140.