Local News

  • On alert for unlikely outbreak

    The Florida Department of Health Gadsden and the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office hosted county first responders and media members at the Sheriff’s office Monday morning to talk about the procedures for handling an Ebola outbreak if one were to affect Gadsden

  • Midway mulls aggressive dogs, long meetings

    Midway Council Member Allean Robinson and City Manager Dot Johnson spoke about aggressive, stray pitbulls roaming Midway at the city’s Oct. 2 council meeting.

    Robinson began the conversation by saying she had to protect herself with a rock from an aggressive dog earlier that day. Johnson said 13 dogs were let loose in the city by an owner who moved away from Midway, and the city hasn’t received much support from animal control in rounding up the dogs.

  • City hall turmoil continues in Quincy

    Kendrick Brown

    Times Reporter

  • Commissioners reconsider Quincy Shuttle

    Kendrick Brown

    Times Reporter

  • Havana outreach event offers hope

    Kendrick Brown

    Times Reporter

  • Bittersweet victory

    Lesbia Blakely was prepared to do what so many military wives do — wait at home, taking care of her children while her husband was deployed overseas.
    About two months before her husband was scheduled to leave, she noticed a lump in her breast that concerned her. But by the time a biopsy revealed she had stage 3 cancer, he had already been sent to Iraq.

  • Final homecoming, final farewell


    Times Correspondent

  • Candidates in the spotlight at political forum

    Voters had the opportunity to hear a number of candidates explain the big ideas behind their slogans at a political forum.
    The Democratic Women’s Club, Gadsden Classroom Teachers Association and WQTN hosted the Aug. 14 event. Gadsden County educator Angela Sapp and Herald of Gadsden County Editor Byron Spires served as moderators for the event, reading out candidate-supplied biographical information to introduce each candidate; the candidates also had the opportunity to make a three-minute speech.

  • Interim city manager under fire

    Quincy Interim City Manager Mike Wade came under fire after Commissioner Keith Dowdell asked Wade questions and then made a motion at the Aug. 12 Quincy Commission meeting for an administrative investigation surrounding allegations of improperly maintained city personnel files.
     “Destroying public documents is a felony,” said Dowdell.

  • Major step in new road complete

    A new milestone was achieved in the construction of Quincy’s bypass.
    The passage between U.S. 90 and Highway 12 includes one bridge, visible from Havana Highway when looking south. This span is necessary to traverse the Quincy Creek and the swampy lowlands between the two existing roads. Structurally, the bridge is now sound. Construction personnel can drive and walk over it at will.