Local News

  • Gadsden County delays signing solar farms agreement

     For the first time since National Solar Power decided to locate in Gadsden County representatives of the company gave the Board of County Commissioners an overview of what they will bring to the county.
    Eric Williams, vice president of NSP, said the company is seeking to buy 4,000 acres in the county for 20 separate farms throughout the county. The farms, he said, could take as much as 8 years to build and become operational.There would be a maximum of 120 jobs during construction and 5 to 6 full time people to operate each farm.

  • Following their dreams

        When you have a dream, the only way to fulfill it is to be presistent. Harold McNeil knows all what it takes, and then some, to get what you want.
        He's tried a little of it all: stand-up comic, playwrite, rapper and actor.
        "I've always wanted to be on stage. it's just something in me that makes me want to entertain. I've been at it a long time but I'm not about to give up. My idol is Will Smith who has done many great things in the industry," said the 40-year-old McNeil.

  • Gadsden County wins solar farm

    TRICIA COLLINS/Times Staff Writer

    National Solar Power announced on Monday, Sept. 26, the company will build the Southeast’s largest solar farm in Gadsden County. The project is expected to generate hundreds of new jobs and create a $1.5 billion economic investment in the region.

  • Preacher finds strength to haul man from lake

    At least three times a week Julius Robinson can be found on Lake Talquin fishing. He has been fishing in that lake for more than 50 years and says he "knows it like the back of his hand."
        On Friday, Sept. 16, just after lunch he was fishing near the River Channel area of the lake when he heard someone call, "help, help."

  • There was silence in memory of 9/11

     At exactly 9:11 a..m. September 9, representatives from The Quincy Police Department, the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, Quincy Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services and Wetumptka Volunteer Fire Department, were silent for one minute. The group of approximately 35, along with a handful of citizens, gathered at the entrance of the W.A. Woodham Justice Center to honor the men and women who were victims of one of the most tragic days in the nation's history.

  • Jaguars face Rickards Thursday night

     After two games against out-of-area teams, it’s time for East Gadsden to face a familiar foe.

          The Jaguars take on the Rickards Raiders Thursday night, Sept. 15 at Gene Cox Stadium on Tallahassee.

           East won their regular season game last year, 14-10, and won this year’s preseason jamboree game, 7-0. Game time is 7 p.m. 

  • Gadsden County school ranked 5th in state in math

    There are almost 2,000 elementary schools in Florida and Gadsden Elementary Magnet School is ranked number.
    Located in one of Quincy's landmark buildings, GEMS, as the school is known has a tradition of high student proficiency in both math and reading. And it has been an 'A' school for six years.
    The school serves 192 pre-K through sixth grade students, up from 142 last year.

  • Police chief and wife arrested

    Greensboro Police Chief Tim Hall, the town's only police officer, and his wife Marsha were both in the county jail Monday morning. The pair came in at 7 a.m. and were granted a pre-trial release. Both have been charged with domestic violence.
        According to information released by the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, Chief Hall and his wife argued Sunday night about a doctor's appointment she had Monday morning. Marsha Hall said she attempted to leave and Tim Hall physically prevented her from leaving

  • Medical Center ends successful first year

      News from the Gadsden Campus of Capital Regional Medical Center is good, according to CEO Bud Wethington.
        "We've just completed one year. We've seen 18,000 patients in the ER and 11,000 for diagnostics. We see a lot of patients that don't have funds and we give them the care they need. We have a loss but it's within the plan that we projected. It's proven to be a good, viable, arrangement. I think we're doing a good thing and we've enjoyed being here in Gadsden County." Wethington said.

  • Two jailed for kidnapping 86-year-old

    Two Quincy residents are behind bars charged with one count each of vehicle theft in the third degree, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, robbery of a resident and home invasion with a weapon and kidnapping in the facilitation of a felony.
           Yatesha Renaye Miller, 19, and Demetric Reshawn Smith, 24, are accused to taking 86-year-old James Abbott from his Hill Street home and forcing him to withdraw money from his bank account using Automated Teller Machines (ATM).