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  • Routine stop turns to car chase

    A traffic stop for speeding turned into a multicar chase after a Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted two vehicles after midnight in Greensboro, northbound on Greensboro Highway. The cars were passing through a residential area marked at 35 mph. One was travelling at 45 mph, the other 

    51 mph. 

  • Havana utility customers have new way to pay

    ISSAC MORGAN

    Times Correspondent

    Havana residents will now have the option of paying their utility bills online via credit card. During the town council’s June 24 meeting, city officials voted in favor of this new initiative that will give users a more convenient way to pay their bill online compared to limited payment options previously. 

  • Overturned truck snarls traffic
  • Quincy officials reappointed

    The Quincy City Commission moved quickly through a number of issues at their regular meeting June 24. Commissioner Keith Dowdell was unable to attend the forum in person. He contributed, however, via speakerphone throughout the session, allowing him to engage in discussion but not vote on motions. 

    With a 4-0 vote, the commission unanimously reappointed Jonathan Kent Robbins for another three-year term as the code magistrate for the city, as recommended by the city staff. 

  • Fired city staffer takes former bosses to task

    Cynthia Shingles asked Mike Wade, interim city manager, and the city commissioners to explain why her employment with the city was suddenly terminated on June 12. 

    She spoke at the regular June 24 commission meeting during time for public comment. 

  • Reaching out

    With more than 300 churches in Gadsden County, local law enforcement leaders are looking for these faith-based organizations to help out in tough times.

    Maj. Shawn Wood shared this during a June 19 meeting with some local pastors at the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office.

    He said Sheriff Morris Young is interested in mobilizing churches and congregations across the county into a support network in the event of a disaster, such as a powerful hurricane or widespread forest fire.

  • Scott nixes one budget item for Gadsden

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott released the 2014 budget early this month, along with a list of vetoed line items. This year, Scott has dubbed the spending plan the “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget.”

  • Special GCSO team arrests suspects on drug charges

    Two drug-related operations conducted by the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (SRT) yielded two recent arrests in Chattahoochee. 

    The SRT conducted a saturated patrol in the area around the Happy Kash and Karry Convenience Store on June 17. Two deputies situated themselves near a path leading away from the store. According to the arrest report, deputies had observed suspects fleeing along this path when law enforcement officers approached the front of the convenience store. 

  • Setting it off: July 4 fun to explode countywide

    Gadsden County residents will have plenty of in-county options for their Independence Day festivities this year. 

    The West Gadsden Historic Society will host its 10th annual open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at the historical Dezell House on 328 East 8th St. in Greensboro. 

  • Fleeing suspect crashes into patrol car

    A pre-dawn car chase through the city streets of Quincy turned to a foot pursuit before Gadsden County deputies and a Quincy police officer caught suspect Emmanuel Jerome Gordon, 28. 

    According to the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Deputy Marcus Dixon was traveling westbound on Jefferson Street when he spotted a white Ford F-150, westbound, speeding and swerving.