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  • Lack of response could cost lives

    All of the roads in Gadsden County now have names, but more than 1,000 people have not placed numbers at the entrances to their properties.

    Last week, Sheriff Morris Young responded to a call but was unable to find the house. The residence was in a rural setting located off a main road but because numbers were not erected, he never made contact with the citizen.

  • Trim job by city has residents seeing red

    In an effort to save $9,000, Quincy city officials decided to use utility department employees to trim the holly trees on the Courthouse Square this year.

    "I got several calls and people were upset. The Community Redevelopment Agency was trying to save money by going in-house. It's clear we will have to go outside the next time. This is one we learned from this mistake," said Jack McLean, city manager.

  • Crist makes it official: Garner is in

    UPDATED 11.11.09

    Gov. Charlie Crist reconfirmed his appointment of Quincy native Kathy Garner as Gadsden county judge Nov. 10.

    Crist appointed Garner to fill the seat vacated by county judge Stewart Parsons on Oct. 27. Parsons, who turns 70 this month, is required by law to step down because of age limits. Less than 24 hours after the appointment was announced, Crist put the appointment on hold.

  • Tell us your best, worst Thanksgiving memories

    A lot of young wives have been there. You plan to make your first Thanksgiving as a newlywed memorable by roasting a turkey to perfection and serving all the holiday favorites. You’ve invited the in-laws and you’ve set the table with all of your wedding china.

    And then you burn the bird.

    The Times is looking for humorous Thanksgiving disaster stories – and it doesn’t even have to be about your first one as a wife.

    We’re also looking for stories about your best Thanksgiving ever...tell us your favorite memories and traditions.

  • County attorney chastises TDC; Tells council proper notice must be given

    County attorney Deborah Minnis told members of the Gadsden County Tourist Development Council during their regular meeting Monday afternoon that announcing a meeting will be continued does not constitute proper public notice.

    Meetings such as the ones conducted by the TDC operate as an arm of the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners and, as such, are bound by the rules and regulations as those that govern all meetings under the state's Sunshine Law, she said.

  • Quincy man dead after shooting in Tallahassee

    UPDATE:

    Investigators later found a handgun and marijuana on the roof of one of the apartment buildings, which they believe was done in an attempt to hide them. It was also reported Dixon's wound was to his leg, and the other victim was wounded in his calf.

    Curtis Dixon Jr. 22, of Quincy, died Nov. 17 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital following a shooting that same day at 2425 Mission Road in Tallahassee.

  • County EMS director resigns

    Gadsden County Emergency Medical Services Director Brian Beasley has resigned his position, effective Nov. 13. Capt. Larry Crum, shift commander with EMS, has been named interim director until a permanent replacement is hired.

    Johnny Williams, county administrator, would not discuss Beasley's resignation, calling it a personnel matter.

    "This is considered a personnel matter and it is our policy not to discuss personnel matters. This is for the protection of the employee and of the county," Williams said.

  • Lack of available ambulances keeps couple in crashed car more than an hour

    Gadsden County’s ambulances were busier than usual Nov. 17. Between trips to Tallahassee and one out of operations because of a flat tire, the four remaining vehicles were stretched to the limit.

    Lois Taylor, 63, suffered a severe asthma attack, according to her son Thomas, at approximately 3:40 p.m., and his sister dialed 911. He said that shortly after he arrived at his mother's home at 802 West Jefferson Street, she was in distress and having difficulty breathing.

  • TDC vote nixed

    The Gadsden County Tourist Council’s vote to advertise its meetings only in a Chattahoochee newspaper won’t fly – according to County Administrator Johnny Williams.

    TDC members voted unanimously Nov. 16 to advertise their meetings in the Twin City News, a publication which serves  Chattahoochee and Sneads and has a circulation of about 2,200. The move was made, TDC member Jim Kellum said, based on a lower cost of advertising with that publication.

  • Ribbon cutting held at new Chattahoochee Dental Clinic

    The ribbon has been cut and the doors are open at the new Chattahoochee Dental Clinic, part of the Gadsden County Health Department’s efforts to bring dental care to residents in western Gadsden County.

    A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Nov. 4 at the new location, 680 Maple St. The facility will also be used by senior citizens in Chattahoochee.