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  • Two accused of robbing Havana visitor at knifepoint

    ROBERT ALLEN

    Times Reporter

    A visiting man was robbed at knifepoint for three one-dollar bills around 2:30 p.m. April 8 inside the Havana Heights Apartments. 

    According to the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office report, the man said he was visiting a friend in the complex. Robbery suspects Miles Johnson and Freeman Jackson allegedly stopped him outside as he was trying to leave. 

  • New mushroom emerges in Quincy

    ROBERT ALLEN

    Times Reporter

    The morel or Morchella mushroom has never been officially documented in Florida — until now. Pam Anderson and Steve Cutshaw, both employed at Torreya State Park, found the lone specimen when conducting a plant census at Rocky Comfort Farms in Quincy. 

  • One shooting suspect cleared, two in custody

    ROBERT ALLEN

    Times Reporter

    A new suspect is now in custody following two initial arrests after the April 11 daytime shooting at Gadsden Arms Apartments on Stewart Street in Quincy, according to an April 18 press release from Quincy Police Department. 

    Chauncey Reed Hawkins, 18, of 1444 Jakes Drive, Tallahassee, is being held at the Leon County Jail.

  • Paving the way for progress

    ROBERT ALLEN

    Times Reporter

    Gadsden County Commissioners met April 15 for their regular meeting. Future improvements of five county roads were a topic of discussion. 

    Funding for the project will be provided through the Small County Outreach Program, the County Incentive Grant Program, and the Small County Road Assistance Program — all initiatives instituted by the Florida Department of Transportation. 

  • Big step for athlete, school

    ROBERT ALLEN

    Times Reporter

    Isaac Sutton of Gretna became the first Tallavana Christian School student to be awarded an athletic college scholarship. On April 17, Sutton signed to play basketball at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. 

  • QPD seeks shooting suspects

    ROBERT ALLEN

    Times Reporter 

    Accusations over selling bad drugs led to a shooting incident Friday afternoon inside a Quincy apartment complex.

  • Early Easter fun
  • Former county pitch man urges unity

    ROBERT ALLEN

    Times Reporter

    A unified and cohesive vision for community progress — and what group might be functional enough to develop one — was the chief topic of discussion when members of Gadsden County’s Chamber of Commerce held their monthly Go Gadsden meeting April 9 at the Tri-Eagle Sales facility in Midway. 

  • Broadway actor visits QMT

    ROBERT ALLEN

    Times Reporter 

    Broadway actor L. Steven Taylor visited Quincy Musical Theatre on April 14 to offer a master class designed to further prepare local talent to take their first steps into theatric careers. Taylor helped the aspiring performers better understand the audition process for securing professional roles. 

  • Money on the minds of Quincy leaders

    ROBERT ALLEN

    Times Reporter

    Quincy City Commissioners met April 8 for their regular meeting. Topics included three considerable expenses.

    Last year Quincy’s contract with Big Bend Transit cost $82,000. According to Mike Wade, interim city manager, the city contributed $36,000 toward the service. The county contributed $36,000. And Big Bend Transit anticipated collecting $10,000 through fares.