Local News

  • Creek Entertainment Gretna gets ready to race

    Creek Entertainment Gretna unveiled its state-of-art barrel racetrack at Creek Entertainment Gretna on Wednesday during the first trials at the facility’s newly constructed barrel racing track.

    The track is the first competitive barrel-racing track of its kind in Florida and operators of the facility said Wednesday the plan is to begin competitive barrel racing and wagering as early as December 17.

  • Jaguars need fans to 'pack the stands'

    East Gadsden High School plays its last regular home game Thursday night en route to the school's first ever regional tournament appearance.
    And coach Corey Fuller is urging the public to come out and pack the stands.
    The Jaguars won the district title and will face West Nassau (Callahan) at home in the regional semi-final on Nov. 18.
    But first they have to get past rival Florida A&M High School, which is also playoff bound and features DeJuan Holton, one of region's top rushers.

  • Gadsden County voters will decide on slot machines in Gretna

        The voters will get to decide whether the Creek Entertainment Gretna Horse Track Facility at Gretna will have slot machines.
        The Gadsden County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously during the regular meeting on Nov. 1 to place the issue on the ballot during a special election in January 2012. Keith Martin, tribal council members and chairman of the Poarch Creek Indian urged commissioners to let the public decide by referendum.

  • County voters may get say on slot machines

    While the expansion of casino gambling will be a hot topic at the upcoming legislative session, one Florida Panhandle county may attempt to beat the rush.

    The Gadsden County Board of Commissioners will be asked to approve a county wide referendum on allowing slot machines at a new horse track and poker room complex.

  • East romps over Taylor County

    It was a play regular Jaguar fans have been waiting for with a smug confidence that it was just a matter of time.
    Last Friday night, early in the second half was that time.
    The game was tied 7-7 when a long deep kickoff by the Taylor County Bulldogs went to East Gadsden's Darious Johnson. The senior, without a doubt the fastest man on the field that night, dashed about 90 yards for a touchdown.
    He was also having a solid night on defense.

  • Gadsden County delays signing solar farms agreement

     For the first time since National Solar Power decided to locate in Gadsden County representatives of the company gave the Board of County Commissioners an overview of what they will bring to the county.
    Eric Williams, vice president of NSP, said the company is seeking to buy 4,000 acres in the county for 20 separate farms throughout the county. The farms, he said, could take as much as 8 years to build and become operational.There would be a maximum of 120 jobs during construction and 5 to 6 full time people to operate each farm.

  • Following their dreams

        When you have a dream, the only way to fulfill it is to be presistent. Harold McNeil knows all what it takes, and then some, to get what you want.
        He's tried a little of it all: stand-up comic, playwrite, rapper and actor.
        "I've always wanted to be on stage. it's just something in me that makes me want to entertain. I've been at it a long time but I'm not about to give up. My idol is Will Smith who has done many great things in the industry," said the 40-year-old McNeil.

  • Gadsden County wins solar farm

    TRICIA COLLINS/Times Staff Writer

    National Solar Power announced on Monday, Sept. 26, the company will build the Southeast’s largest solar farm in Gadsden County. The project is expected to generate hundreds of new jobs and create a $1.5 billion economic investment in the region.

  • Preacher finds strength to haul man from lake

    At least three times a week Julius Robinson can be found on Lake Talquin fishing. He has been fishing in that lake for more than 50 years and says he "knows it like the back of his hand."
        On Friday, Sept. 16, just after lunch he was fishing near the River Channel area of the lake when he heard someone call, "help, help."

  • There was silence in memory of 9/11

     At exactly 9:11 a..m. September 9, representatives from The Quincy Police Department, the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, Quincy Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services and Wetumptka Volunteer Fire Department, were silent for one minute. The group of approximately 35, along with a handful of citizens, gathered at the entrance of the W.A. Woodham Justice Center to honor the men and women who were victims of one of the most tragic days in the nation's history.