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  • Business eyeing old Printing House faces obstacles

    Gadsden commissioners have yet to put out the welcome mat for a business interested in moving into a long-shuttered Quincy facility. 

    Whether or not Sicamu Inc. (Spray Quimica) will relocate in the former Printing House will be determined later. The Gadsden County Board of Commissioners said they wanted to wait until the issue is sent back to the Planning and Zoning Commission before making a decision. 

  • Strip club plans opposed

    It appears the repeal of Midway Ordinance 94-12, which would allow alcohol to be served in an adult entertainment establishment, will not become a reality if the reaction from citizens on the first reading during the July 11 regular meeting is any indication.

  • Spreading their wings

    With two young boys on the verge of becoming teenagers, Ladreica Figgers knew her  boys needed to know a few things they could only learn from other men. 

    So when she heard about Fellas Night Out, an event in which men in the community spend an intense 18 hours mentoring young boys, she didn’t want her sons to miss out.

  • QPD arrests two on armed robbery charges

    Quincy Police responded at about 10 p.m. June 22 to an armed robbery call at the Kangaroo Convenience Store located at 1134 W. Jefferson Street. Upon arrival, contact was made with alleged victim, a woman, and police learned the following: 

  • Holiday brings rainy revelry

    Like the nursery rhyme says and what many people in this area were probably thinking last week: “Rin, rain go away come again another day.” The rainfall started July 2 with what appeared to be the usual summer afternoon showers that are a part of the summer landscape in this part of Florida. 

  • Soldier with local ties dies in attack

    Flags in Quincy flew at half-staff Saturday in honor of Army Staff Sgt. Justin Johnson. Johnson, 25, was one of four soldiers killed June 25 during an attack at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan. He was serving his third tour of duty.

  • Summit for rural counties convenes

    “It’s probably the only summit of its kind in the nation” said Gadsden County Emergency Management Director Maj. Shaw Wood, referring to the second annual County Summit: School Safety and Emergency Management that got underway July 9 at the Florida Institute of Public Safety in Gadsden County. 

  • Safety in the spotlight at rural summit

     

    Ever wonder how Gadsden County would handle a crisis of the same or worse magnitude as Newtown at Sandy Hook Elementary School or in Dale County, Ala., when a child was taken off the school bus and held hostage for nearly a week?

  • Men accused of asking teen boys for sex

    Two Quincy men, 67 year-old Elijah “Eli” Hall and 41-year-old Kenny Cox, were arrested June 25 on charges of stalking and solicitation for prostitution. 

    According to a report on file with the Quincy Police Department, the incidents leading to the arrests started around mid-June when Hall gave two 17-year-old boys a note with his name and telephone number stating that he needed some help cutting grass. 

  • Soldier celebrates freedom

    BREANNA A. RITTMAN

    Times Intern

    Sgt. 1st Class Clifton Smith has returned from Afghanistan after a nine-month deployment with a Bronze Star Medal. This is his second tour in Afghanistan. Smith received the bronze for displaying “exceptionally meritorious wartime service while serving as the headquarters platoon sergeant in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.”