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  • Merriment in Havana

    CHERI HARRIS

    Times

    With hugs from Santa, bubbles, glitter and lots of whimsy, the sparkly side of Christmas was on display in Havana this past Saturday during the holiday festival and lawnmower parade that drew merrymakers of all ages. 

    Face painters, inflatables, food vendors and a number of crafters were among other attractions downtown.

  • Midway: Year in review

    CURT WILKERSON

    Times 

    Correspondent

    On Aug. 15, federal and state law enforcement agents raided Midway City Hall and the home of then-city manager as part of an ongoing investigation. The city manager was subsequently arrested on an unrelated probation violation and resigned. Midway faced chaos and financial duress.

  • BoCC hears input on roads, land

     CURT WILKERSON

  • GTI’s nail program scratching the surface

    Whether it’s the chance to explore a rewarding vocation for free in high school or start a second career as an adult, Gadsden Technical Institute Nail Technology Instructor Cynthia Kimbrell said the program has a lot to offer the community.

    In addition to offering education to students, it also offers salon services such as manicures, pedicures and acrylics, as well as spa treatments such as waxing and facials at affordable prices.

  • Quincy audit misses another deadline

    CURT WILKERSON

    Times Correspondent

    Quincy City Commissioner Derrick Elias motioned to renegotiate the terms of City Manager Jack McLean’s contract at the Dec. 10 meeting of the Quincy City Commission. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Andy Gay and will be placed on the agenda for the Jan. 14 commission meeting.

  • Heritage of faith
  • Thieves strike three day cares

    CURT WILKERSON

    Times Correspondent

    At 5:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, Martha Anderson, director of the Minnie Bell Center KC day care center on 120 S. Madison St. in Quincy, arrived to work and noticed the back gate was open. She told The Times she didn’t think much about it, but when the back door opened awkwardly, her suspicions began to rise.

  • Courthouse celebration a century in the making

    The bash that brought elected leaders from the local and state level this past Friday was a century in the making — the centennial celebration for the Gadsden County Court House.

  • Christmas cheer rolls in

    The sun went down and the holiday magic shone this past Friday night when the Quincy Christmas Parade took to the streets.

  • BoCC moves ahead with new EMS home

    CURT WILKERSON

    Times Correspondent

    Rising artistic talent was on display at the Dec. 3 meeting of the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC). East Gadsden High art teacher Andre Barnes and star pupil Devonte King drew sketches of the BoCC throughout the evening, much like courtroom sketch artists depict a trial.