10 YEARS AGO
Quincy city commissioners okayed another year contract with city manager Earl Banks, but the vote was not unanimous. Commissioner Sherrie Taylor had several concerns that she said prevented her from voting in favor of Banks. One was the lack of economic development. “There are five new businesses in Midway,” she said, “but none are willing to come to Quincy. We are going to have to do a better job.” [Full Story »]
Bobbie Paul Davidson Ferrell, 85, of Tallahassee, FL, and formerly of Quincy, FL passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2014 at Westminster Oaks Health Center in Tallahassee. She was born in Opp, Alabama on Feb. 10, 1929 to Allen Lee and Ruby Agerton Paul. The family later moved to Gadsden County, FL. [Full Story »]
It is with great sadness that the family of Jessie Lee Ulmer Joyner announces her passing on Monday, January 12, 2015. Jessie Lee, of Quincy, FL, passed away at the age of 90 at Riverchase Care Center, Quincy, FL. [Full Story »]
The New York Times has been running a series of eye-opening articles about the state of the nation. I recently did a piece on their study of the effects of the Affordable Care Act and how dramatically it affected our area in terms of people who now have health insurance who previously did not.
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10 YEARS AGO
County commissioners gave permission to Bostick Temple to move into a church building on its St. Hebron property and begin operations without following county development codes. The vote allowed the church to begin operations without building an on-site holding pond or paving the parking lot. Instead of paving, the lot would be covered in gravel. Commissioner Sterling Watson opposed the move saying it was unfair after other churches were required to pave their parking areas. [Full Story »]