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  • 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.

  • Quincy adopts amended budget with 4-1 vote

    At the Tuesday, Nov. 26, meeting of the Quincy commission, Theresa Moore, Quincy’s finance director, presented for approval an amended general fund budget to close out the 2013 fiscal year.

    “There were sufficient revenues in the general fund budget to cover all expenditures that occurred,” Moore said.

  • Former interim police chief nabs top cop job in Midway

    CURT WILKERSON

    Times Correspondent

    Following the recommendation of Interim City Manager Dorothy Inman-Johnson, the Midway City Council voted unanimously to keep Jerome Turner in the office of Midway Chief of Police. Turner had been serving as interim chief following the arrest of the former chief on charges of theft and misconduct. 

  • Food distribution event draws attention to need

    The long line of vehicles spoke volumes.

    This line of traffic was for those from Gadsden, Leon, Liberty, Jefferson, Franklin and Wakulla counties who came to a community food distribution Nov. 5 at the Farm Share facility in Quincy.

    According to Farm Share spokeswoman Mia DeVane, this giveaway event provided more than 80,000 pounds of food to 860 households representing more than 3,050 individuals.

  • Repurposing a piece of history

    With the snip of an enormous pair of scissors, an old building got a new job this past Saturday when The Historic Greensboro Apalachicola Northern Depot officially reopened with a special celebration.

  • BoCC honors service, ponders poverty

    CURT WILKERSON

    Times 

    Correspondent

    At the Nov. 5 meeting of the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC), Jaime Ross, President of the Florida Housing Coalition (FHC), presented Quincy’s Phyllis Moore with an award, honoring her work with the State Housing Initiative Partnership Program (SHIP).  

  • Have spooky fun, stay safe

     JAYME WARNER

    Times Correspondent

  • Quincy to keep city manager

    CURT WILKERSON

    Times Correspondent

    With a 2-3 vote, the motion to terminate City Manager Jack McLean’s contract was struck down at the Tuesday, Oct. 22 meeting of the Quincy City Commission. The vote was met by a round of applause from a multitude of citizens who had arrived at city hall wearing pink shirts that read, “I support the City of Quincy Manager.”

  • Purposeful stride

    Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young took a bold step early Friday morning — and another, and another — 34 miles’ worth, from Chattahoochee on the western border to Midway on the eastern side.

    Wearing a hot pink shirt that on the back identified him as the sheriff, he walked to bring attention to male breast cancer during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    Supporters joined him, most going only a portion of the way.

  • QPD nabs four suspects over shooting

    Quincy police have now made four arrests in connection with an Oct. 15 shooting at Haupilla Produce, 1800 Florida Ave., Quincy.

    According to a Quincy Police Department press release, Dontavious Shorter, 17, 838 Sykes St., Quincy, has been arrested on charges of aggravated battery with a firearm and robbery with a firearm.

    According to a QPD arrest report, Tavarous Livingston, 18, 427 S. Stewart St. #53, Quincy, was arrested Oct. 25 on a charge of accessory – aggravated battery/