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Short Takes – Harvest Sip and Stroll

Celebrate the arrival of Fall around the Courthouse Square at an enjoyable evening of drinks, food, and fellowship with neighbors and friends, Thursday October 26th, 6 – 8 p.m.

• View the festive decorations placed by Quincy Main Street volunteers, and window decorations by talented local artist Devonte King.

• Get an up-close look at the renovations going on around the square.

• Stop by the Gadsden Arts Center and Museum to get a peek at their newest exhibit “Twentieth-century Painting in Iceland: Art from the Land of Fire and Ice” or shop in the Gift Shop.

• Downtown establishments will be open for dinner, drinks, and sweets. 

Florida Department of Corrections announces comprehensive bonuses for new hires at Florida’s correctional institutions

The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) announces a landmark pay package for correctional officer new hires, including retention bonuses up to $6,000. In addition to the comprehensive benefits offered to state of Florida employees, FDC correctional officers will start their careers at $22 an hour, or $48,620 annually. They will receive paid training, special high-risk retirement, and various opportunities for career advancement.

Selected institutions identified as “hard to fill” locations across the state offer $6,000 retention payments to certified correctional officers, sergeants, lieutenants, and captains. This comes in the form of a three-installment pay plan upon certification.

These qualifying institutions include:

Apalachee Correctional Institution (Sneads)

Columbia Correctional Institution (Lake City)

Florida State Prison (Raiford)

Franklin Correctional Institution (Carrabelle)

Gulf Correctional Institution (Wewahitchka)

Hamilton Correctional Institution (Jasper)

Jackson Correctional Institution (Malone)

Mayo Correctional Institution (Mayo)

Northwest Florida Reception Center (Chipley)

Reception and Medical Center (Lake Butler)

Santa Rosa Correctional Institution (Milton)

Suwannee Correctional Institution (Live Oak)

Taylor Correctional Institution (Perry)

Union Correctional Institution (Starke)

Wakulla Correctional Institution (Crawfordville)

Certified new hires are eligible to receive a $1,000 bonus at the following institutions:

Calhoun Correctional Institution (Blountstown)

Century Correctional Institution (Century)

Charlotte Correctional Institution (Punta Gorda)

Dade Correctional Institution (Florida City)

Everglades Correctional Institution (Miami)

Hardee Correctional Institution (Bowling Green)

Holmes Correctional Institution (Bonifay)

Liberty Correctional Institution (Bristol)

Lowell Correctional Institution (Ocala)

Madison Correctional Institution (Madison)

Martin Correctional Institution (Indiantown)

Okeechobee Correctional Institution (Okeechobee)

Tomoka Correctional Institution (Daytona Beach)

Walton Correctional Institution (DeFuniak Springs)

To learn more about FDC’s career opportunities, visit FLDOCJOBS.com.