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  • On alert for unlikely outbreak

    The Florida Department of Health Gadsden and the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office hosted county first responders and media members at the Sheriff’s office Monday morning to talk about the procedures for handling an Ebola outbreak if one were to affect Gadsden
    County.

  • Final homecoming, final farewell

    ISSAC MORGAN

    Times Correspondent

  • Candidates in the spotlight at political forum

    Voters had the opportunity to hear a number of candidates explain the big ideas behind their slogans at a political forum.
    The Democratic Women’s Club, Gadsden Classroom Teachers Association and WQTN hosted the Aug. 14 event. Gadsden County educator Angela Sapp and Herald of Gadsden County Editor Byron Spires served as moderators for the event, reading out candidate-supplied biographical information to introduce each candidate; the candidates also had the opportunity to make a three-minute speech.

  • Interim city manager under fire

    Quincy Interim City Manager Mike Wade came under fire after Commissioner Keith Dowdell asked Wade questions and then made a motion at the Aug. 12 Quincy Commission meeting for an administrative investigation surrounding allegations of improperly maintained city personnel files.
     “Destroying public documents is a felony,” said Dowdell.

  • Major step in new road complete

    A new milestone was achieved in the construction of Quincy’s bypass.
    The passage between U.S. 90 and Highway 12 includes one bridge, visible from Havana Highway when looking south. This span is necessary to traverse the Quincy Creek and the swampy lowlands between the two existing roads. Structurally, the bridge is now sound. Construction personnel can drive and walk over it at will.  

  • Summer splashing
  • City hopes landfill test will save $350K

    Even a landfill eventually reaches its expiration date. One, past due, was a topic of lengthy discussion at the July 22 Quincy City Commission meeting.
    The commissioners considered closing Cell 9 of the Quincy-Byrd landfill. The 5.4-acre cell is one of 11 constituting the entire landfill.
    Cell 9 was originally permitted as a Class III landfill, a designation allowing for the dumping of household waste. The cell, however, was never used in this fashion, serving instead as a repository for land clearing-debris or LCD.

  • King Street speeding causes concern

    Drivers’ speed on Quincy’s King Street has been a source of complaints at the city meetings for weeks. Commissioner Andy Gay, in particular, has spoken about the desire to slow vehicles along this road while acknowledging the finite number of officers available to enforce traffic laws all over the city.
    “King has become a major east/west route for motorist driving through the city,” said Glenn Sapp, assistant police chief. “Almost a mile has no traffic signals or stop signs.”

  • Havana Sunday liquor sales approved

    ISSAC MORGAN

    Times Correspondent

  • Icon to get deep cleaning

    The Gadsden County Court House, a local landmark, is in trouble. Like much aging architecture, recent years haven’t been kind to the government building. The roof was recently replaced after leaks developed — and now the walls show signs of the same problem.
    Nicholas Thomas, Gadsden County Clerk of Courts, raised the issue at the July 15 BoCC meeting. He cited an air-quality report that positively detected and identified at least eight specific types of mold growing inside the historic building.