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  • Quincy SSA office to close

    ROBERT ALLEN

    Times Reporter 

    Gadsden County seniors may soon need transportation to Tallahassee or Marianna any time they have business at the Social Security office. 

    Within weeks, the federal government plans to close the Quincy office at 1105 E. Jefferson St. 

  • Quincy SSA office to close

    ROBERT ALLEN

    Times Reporter 

    Gadsden County seniors may soon need transportation to Tallahassee or Marianna any time they have business at the Social Security office. 

    Within weeks, the federal government plans to close the Quincy office at 1105 E. Jefferson St. 

  • New test to replace FCAT; James weighs in

    ROBERT ALLEN

    Times Reporter

    The state has chosen a replacement for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment, or FCAT exam. The new testing will commence during the 2014-15 school year. 

  • Competitive spirit

    ROBERT ALLEN

    Times Reporter

  • Quincy sees 2013 crime rate drop

    ROBERT ALLEN

    Times Reporter

    Crime rates fell in Quincy from 2012 to 2013. At the city commission meeting March 11, Walter McNeil, chief of the Quincy Police Department, reviewed an annual report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, or FDLE

  • Man accused of stealing, crashing van

    ROBERT ALLEN

    Times Reporter

    A local man was arrested after authorities claim he crashed his vehicle, stole a van and then crashed it.

    The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tavares Dion Rumph during the early morning hours of March 9. He is charged with vehicle theft.

    According to a GCSO release, this is what happened: 

  • How her garden grows

    ROBERT ALLEN

    Times Reporter

    Katie Harris walked slowly along a freshly tilled line of earth. She pushed a two-wheeled contraption, a new investment for the farm. It was loaded with a reservoir of seeds situated between the two wheels. Harris was planting a row of beans. 

  • Warriors to sharpen skills in Gadsden

    ROBERT ALLEN

    Times Reporter

    Emerald Warrior, a private training contractor employed by the United States Special Operations Command or SOCOM, has asked Gadsden County’s Board of County Commissioners to allow training operations in the region. The BOCC unanimously agreed to allow the training. 

  • Quincy meeting spurs questions

    ROBERT ALLEN

    Times Reporter 

    The Quincy City Commission held a special meeting March 3 to discuss recently unconcluded issues, including a possible contract with Internet provider Level 3 for resale rights and one gigabyte of bandwidth. 

  • Machinery thefts active for years

    ROBERT ALLEN 

    Times Reporter 

    Investigators from the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office report uncovering another link in the chain of stolen equipment sales. 

     

    Freddie Figgers, a local man, is accused of possessing stolen machinery: a Kabota excavator and a Caterpillar backhoe tractor. GCSO arrested Figgers on Feb. 25.