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  • 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.

  • Man accused of setting two home fires

    On Sunday, Dec. 1, the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office asked the Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office to investigate a mobile home fire located at 467 River Road in Havana. 

  • Better together

    The community Thanksgiving dinner hosted by Christ Town Ministries has grown from a true potluck to a well-planned feast.

    Laura Wells, wife of Christ Town founder Pastor Bob Wells, said all Thanksgiving morning she had been feeling nostalgic about that first dinner in 2002.

    She said aback then, the ministry had 60 residents and people started asking what the ministry was going to do for Thanksgiving. Her answer: “I don’t know.”

  • Jury selection in murder trial starts Monday

    Jury selection for a murder trial is slated to start Monday at the Gadsden County Court House before Judge Jonathan E. Sjostrom. 

    Elijah Brookins, 34, is accused of killing a fellow inmate Sept. 20, 2011, as both men were being transported by bus, along with 22 other inmates, to the Jefferson Correctional Institution.