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  • Willis ordered off Midway ballot

    Circuit Judge James O. Shelfer signed an order requiring the city of Midway to instruct the supervisor of elections of Gadsden County to remove Charles Willis’ name from the ballot as a candidate for the District 4 seat on the Midway City Commission for the election slated to take place April 30.

    The order was signed and issued Monday, April 22, following an emergency hearing Friday, April 19.

  • Twirly good time
  • Judge gives Bruce 15 years

    Bradley Bruce, 40, was sentenced to 15 years in the Department of Corrections on April 18 by Circuit Judge Jonathan Sjonstrom. The sentencing came on the heels of a six-member jury’s verdict of guilty on aggravated battery and guilty of grant theft auto. Bruce was found not guilty on other charges. He was found not guilty of kidnapping with intent to inflict bodily harm and robbery.

    The jury took less than an hour to return the verdict after two days of testimony.

  • Judge gives Bruce 15 years

    Bradley Bruce, 40, was sentenced to 15 years in the Department of Corrections on April 18 by Circuit Judge Jonathan Sjonstrom. The sentencing came on the heels of a six-member jury’s verdict of guilty on aggravated battery and guilty of grant theft auto. Bruce was found not guilty on other charges. He was found not guilty of kidnapping with intent to inflict bodily harm and robbery.

    The jury took less than an hour to return the verdict after two days of testimony.

  • Back-to-back bashes ahead

    Save the dates.

    The City of Quincy Community Redevelopment Agency is sponsoring Cinco de Mayo Friday, May 3, and Quincyfest is set for Saturday, May 4. Both events will be at Tanyard Creek Park.

    Gates open at 4 p.m. Friday afternoon and the entertainment begins at 5 p.m. DJ Nemo will entertain the crowd with sounds of the day in the Hispanic Community. The celebration continues until 10 p.m. with dancers, traditional folk dance bands and more. Authentic Mexican food will be prepared by home cooks on site.

  • Midway candidate files lawsuit

    Samuel Stevens, a candidate for Midway City Council District 4, filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Court seeking to have his opponent Charles Willis removed from the ballot. Named in the suit were Mayor Ella Barber and Roosevelt Morris, Midway’s interim city manager.

    An emergency hearing to discuss the case will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 19, before Judge James Sheffer. Midway city elections are set for Tuesday, April 30.

  • Lights, camera, history!

    Passing the Gadsden County Courthouse on Saturday, and some visitors might have felt as if they had stepped back in time. That’s because actors, directors and a full film crew were making a short film, which was written and director by Curtis Adair.

  • Family, friends mourn 9-year-old’s death

    ALICE DU PONT
    Times Editor
    A tragic car accident claimed the life of 9-year-old Quincy girl Makayla Woodard Sunday afternoon. According to a report released by Florida Highway Patrol, the crash occurred around 5:45 p.m. on State Road 267 (Bainbridge Road) near Kenon Lane about five miles north of Quincy.

  • Man accused of sex with minor

    57-year-old Quincy man Arzell Diggs Jr. was arrested April 9 on charges of sexual assault, battery and stalking. The charges involve a 17-year-old girl.

    According to a report released by the Gadsden County Sheriff’s office, the teen said she trusted Diggs because he was a leader in the church and she “didn’t think he was going to go that far and do things to her.”

  • Ceremony rededicates cemetery

    A rededication of Gadsden County’s refurbished Soldiers Cemetery, in Eastern Cemetery, took place Saturday, April 6. The memorial service was conducted by members of Finley’s Brigade Camp 1614, Sons of Confederate Veterans Florida Division and members of the Confederate Rose Society.