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  • All hazards event ready for anything

    Without the resources of larger counties, what do rural counties in do in case of any hazard?

    “The first thing you have to do is be prepared. That’s why Gadsden County is hosting this first Rural County Summit. It’s designed for use to listen to the experts and get to know people from other counties that are similar tours, then we want to establish partnerships so that we can talk about our needs and how to get and share resources,” said Major Shawn Wood, director of the county’s Office of Emergency Management.

  • Man convicted in Midway shooting

    A Gadsden County jury found 21-year-old Cortez Hatten guilty of manslaughter. It took less than three hours Sept. 20 for the jury to return the verdict in the shooting death of Kenneth Moran.

    Hatten was originally charged with five felonies: count 1, second-degree murder; counts two and three, attempted second-degree murder; count four, aggravated assault with a firearm; and count five, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was found not guilty of counts two and four.

  • Gov. comes to Quincy to talk, listen

    CHERI HARRIS
    Times Managing Editor
    Gov. Rick Scott paid an after-hours visit Friday to Gadsden Magnet Elementary School in Quincy, meeting with a few teachers, students, administrators and parents as part of his “listening tour” at a number of schools statewide. The tour included stops in Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Madeira Beach and Tallahassee.
    Pam Stewart, interim education commissioner for the state, also sat in on the roundtable-style discussion.

  • Persistent learner

    ALICE DU PONT
    Times Editor
    One of the proudest moments in Denise Sconiers’ life came when she graduated from Tallahassee Community College. She was one step closer to fulfilling a lifelong dream, which was buried deep, for years: that of becoming a teacher of children who have physical and mental challenges.
    Graduation day in May 2011 was even sweeter because she and her daughter, LaKendra, earned their Associate of Arts degrees at the same time.

  • Persistent learner

    One of the proudest moments in Denise Sconiers’ life came when she graduated from Tallahassee Community College. She was one step closer to fulfilling a lifelong dream, which was buried deep, for years: that of becoming a teacher of children who have physical and mental challenges.
    Graduation day in May 2011 was even sweeter because she and her daughter, LaKendra, earned their Associate of Arts degrees at the same time.

  • West Nile virus infects woman

    QUINCY — The Gadsden County Health Department has confirmed the first human case of locally acquired West Nile virus for 2012.
    The 48 year-old woman was likely infected the third week of August and is recovering.
    This is the first human case of locally acquired West Nile virus in Gadsden. The Gadsden County Health Department is issuing an advisory to the community to take precautions to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes.

  • Front porch appeal

    For music lovers, a little rain doesn’t mean a thing. That was evident Saturday, Sept. 8, when the inaugural Porchfest kicked off in Quincy’s Historic District. Umbrellas in hand and spirits high, the 200 or so attendees had the opportunity to visit eight venues and listened to 20 performers.
    “This is great; we need to keep it up,” said MainStreet member Gay Steffen as she listened to Keith and Barefoot Rob’s vintage acoustic music on the front porch of the Sampson home.

  • First day of school at George W. Munroe

    They wandered in with timid wide-eyed stares, clutching school supplies and searching for where they should be in the maze of corridors and identical classroom doors.

    It was raining and there were tears.

    They were the adults, the parents, guardians and grandparents bringing their children to the first day of school at George W. Munroe Elementary.

    Some had trouble parking and finding the office; others just shuffled along after their kids.

  • Traffic crackdown plans for August

    The Gadsden County Sheriff Office will be conducting Driver’s License, DUI and Vehicle Inspection Checkpoints during the month of August 2012 on the below listed roads within the Gadsden County area. The times and dates of these check points will vary depending upon weather, manpower and safety conditions.

  • Party shooting: one man dead, one arrested

     

          Investigators with the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office are still looking for witnesses to a shooting early Saturday morning that left one man dead and another in the county jail charged with homicide and carrying a concealed weapon.