Local News

  • Thousands of residents face jail

    If you look around at your job in the next few weeks and see uniformed deputies coming your way and you have an outstanding warrant, it's a good chance they're coming for you.
        Beginning this week and for weeks to come, Gadsden County Sheriff's Office deputies will start arresting people wanted on outstanding warrants. Where ever you are, they say,  if they find you they will take you to jail. Whether you are at work, in a social setting, at the grocery store, the hair salon or barber shop doesn't matter because the cuffs are going on.

  • Williams responds to employment charges

    In a memo to the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners, Johnny Williams, county administrator listed the number of African-Americans holding supervisory positions in county government as well as the number and race of employees who have been separated from county government.
        The memo, according to Williams, is an attempt to answer allegations made by "proponents of several lawsuits that we have no African Americans supervisors in Gadsden County."

  • Website access changing

    Starting on March 17, the Gadsden County Times website, www.gadcotimes.com will become to a subscription-based news and information source.
    The Times will  offer its valued newspaper subscribers complete access to all of the news and features currently in the print product, plus a number of online-only features such as videos, slideshows, reader interaction and more. A digital version of every issue of the newspaper will also be available to subscribers online.
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  • New police chief takes oath of office

    "This is a new day," said Quincy's newly appointed police chief Walt McNeil minutes after he took the oath of office in front of city officials, police officers and citizens Feb. 28 at city hall in a 10 a.m. ceremony
    City Manager McLean said the city is getting strong leadership in McNeil and urged citizens to join McNeil in making sure that community rallies behind he chief so the city can become an outstanding department.
    McNeil said he wanted to ease any concerns that residents may have about his intentions to remain police chief for the long haul.

  • Drugs arrests in Quincy

    Acting on tips and complaints from citizens, the Quincy Police Department and the Gadsden County Sheriff's Special Operations Unit, served search warrants on two homes in the city of Quincy and made two arrests.

  • Update: Fugitive captured in Tampa

       Bradley Bruce, the 38-year-old fugerative, who has been on the run since Feb. 11, was captured in a Tampa motel room on Feb 28.
        Major Shawn Wood of the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office said the case had been turned over to the U.S. Marshal's office which had been tracking his movements since he fled Gadsden County.

  • Quincy selects new police chief

    Walter McNeil has been chosen as the next police chief for the city of Quincy, effective Feb. 28, 2011. 

  • Slaying suspect surrenders to police chief

    The man accused of killing 42-year-old Otis Bernard Harley on Jan. 30 voluntarily turned himself in at the Gadsden County Jail early Friday morning, Feb. 4. James McGriff, 32, accompanied by his attorney Henry Hunter, walked into the jail with McGriff around 1:30 a.m. and surrendered.
        Quincy Police Chief Gerald McSwain said he got a call around 9:30 Thursday night from one of McGriff's childhood friends who said he wanted to meet.

  • Judge visits Carter-Parramore Academy

    It was not hard to tell that Carter-Parramore Academy was a special place to Judge Kathy Garner.
    The circuit court judge had slipped out of courtroom to address an assembly at the school she once attended.
    Last Friday was the school's Academic Assembly and National Literacy Week Celebration, a mid-year event which recognized the achievements of both students and employees.

  • Crime spree hits Gadsden County

    On Jan. 13 the price of gold was $1,365 per ounce. Less than a week later it had jumped to $1,405.06 per ounce. And as the price of gold increases there seems to be a direct correlation to the rise in break-ins around the county where the items most taken are gold.
        Hardly a week has gone by when someone has not been the victim of a break-in since September. There have been so many break-ins in the eastern part of Gadsden County in the past few weeks that authorities are calling it a crime spree.