Local News

  • Hubbell's hydroponic harvest

    Gerald Hubbell  is doing something different on his farm in Mt. Pleasant. In a greenhouse only 18 by 48 feet he has managed to grow 250-275 green and red bell pepper plants, 75 (three different varieties) tomato plants, 75-80 cucumber plants, 10 zucchini plants, 60-65 bush beans, squash, carrots, radish and basil. Just outside the greenhouse he's growing West Indian hot peppers, Jamaican hot peppers, okra and corn. And all of it is thriving. In fact, there are some days when Hubbell is hard pressed to keep all of the vegetables picked.

  • Crowd turns out to show support for Internet cafes

      Internet cafe users and supporters packed the Quincy City Commission chambers for the June 14 meeting. Commissioners voted 5-0 to continue the moratorium on any future cafes 90 days beyond the Aug. 22 deadline. In the meantime, a workshop on the issue will be conducted to discuss amending the zoning codes to allow computer gaming with outlined regulations to restrict, as may be modified, the number of locations of Internet Cafes and establish appropriate fees.

  • Get Going Gadsden Campaign kicks off

    With a high energy Mardi Gras theme and proclamations of support from half dozen cities, the "Get Going Gadsden" campaign kicked off June 1.

    It is a broad ambitious initiative by the Gadsden County Health Department targeting as many residents as possible.

  • Baseball season dedicated to De'Erick McCray

    It was ideal baseball weather and the field was in perfect condition as the players lined up on the sidelines.
    Baseball is back at Jackson Heights Park.
    "This is a celebration of joy for the community," said Erica Cotton. "We all shed tears on a daily basis."
    Cotton thanked the crowd for turning out and encouraged people to keep coming out to Jackson Heights Park and watch ball the games this season.

  • U.S. Forest Service responding to wildfires

    The U.S. Forest Service is concerned about the ongoing dry conditions causing wildfire danger to be high.  Apalachicola National Forest firefighters have responded to several wildfires since Sunday.

    North Florida is experiencing the effects of dry conditions, low humidity, unpredictable winds, and increasing temperatures that can lead to increased numbers of wildfires.

    Wildfires that burn out of control can impact forest lands and threaten the safety of people and property.

  • Crowd turns out for Memorial Day

    Celebrating Memorial Day on the Gadsden County Courthouse Square is expected to become an annual event.

    On Monday, for first time in recent memory, the holiday was observed there as hundreds gathered to remember and honor those who died serving their country.

    Gadsden County Commissioner Sherrie Taylor who acknowledged it came together in pretty short order spearheaded the event.

  • Inside this week's Gadsden County Times
  • East Gadsden High School names valedictorian

  • Fly-In this weekend at Quincy-Gadsden Airport

    The action’s at the airport Saturday May 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Pilots from all over the Southeast will converge on Quincy Municipal Airport for the annual Quincy Fly-In sponsored by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 445.

  • Led by Grena, students surpass expectations with FCAT writing scores

    t has been a great school year for Gretna Elementary.
    Earlier the Rams celebrated as Gretna was named an "A" school and last week it was announced they led the district as well as the Big Bend Region, in the percentage of students passing the FCAT Writing Test.

    "Gretna Elementary excelled with 100 percent of its fourth grade students passing," announced Superintendent Reginald James at a press conference on the district's scores.