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  • FDLE clears city employees of credit card misuse allegations

    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, in a written report dated Feb. 24, notified the city of Quincy that after their investigation into allegations made by Mayor Derrick Elias against 20 (city employees) separate card holders, "was either justified by the City Director of Finance or reimbursed to the city by the acrd holder..." and based on the above information no further action was required by FDLE," the report stated.

  • TDC helps Havana and Quincy tourism events

    The Gadsden County Tourist Development Council was in a generous mood during its March 19 regular meeting.

  • Bleak financial outlook for Gadsden County

    "You guys are in a pickle. If you get through this year, that's good but look out for next year," Property Appraiser Clay VanLandingham told the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners during their regular March 19 meeting.
        Taking 2001 as the base year, VanLandingham said that property tax value has declined since 2007 when taxable values reached a high of $1.434 billion to $1.268 in 2012.
        "That is a decline of 11.6 percent," he said.

  • Shawanna Moye, 3-sport coach dedicated to kids

    Like most coaches Shawanna Moye paces the sidelines while giving verbal commands to the players. She wants them to remember what they've practiced. She wants them to stay focused and, most of all, she wants them to hustle.
        Moye, who coaches Mighty Mite football, basketball and T-ball (4 to 7 year olds) is the only female coach with the Quincy Recreation Department. She has been at it for the past seven years. She also coaches 8 to 10 year olds in basketball.

  • Click It or Ticket to Boost Seat Belt Use – Day and Night

    Midway Police Department is joining with other state and local law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates across the country to help save more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt laws around the clock.

  • Gadsden County Humane Society wants to inform public

    You've seen them. Sitting on the side of a country road looking lost and forlorn. You pass, knowing that the animal has been well cared for and kept because it's coat is still shiny and it has the plumpness of having been recently fed. But deep down you know that this animal has been abandoned like so many other each year in Gadsden County.
        Scenes like that are what the Gadsden County Humane Society want to prevent. They want to spread the word that there's someone here to help before it get to the point that animals are abandoned.

  • Hometown chiropractor sets up shop

    ALICE DU PONT
    Times Editor

        In just 26 short years, Dr. Candace McMillon-Dantley has done more than a lot of people have done in a lifetime. The Quincy native recently opened her own a chiropractic office here in the town where she grew up and has always wanted to return.

  • City moving toward red light cameras

    The Quincy City Commission, during the regular Feb. 14 meeting approved the selection of American Traffic Solutions to complete the installation of the Red Light Traffic Camera Safety Program. The first four intersection for the cameras have been identified and are: West Jefferson St. at Pat Thomas Parkway westbound, West Jefferson at S. Cleveland Street westbound,  West Jefferson at Adams Street westbound and West Jefferson Street at Adams Street eastbound.

  • Superindendent confident school district improving

       While the Florida Department of Education has come out with a
    numerical ranking of the state’s 67 school districts based on FCAT
    scores, Gadsden County has made quantifiable progress that presents a
    significantly better picture.
      By some measures, the district is having what may be its best year
    ever in terms of student achievement and overall school performance.
     Superintendent Reginald James has questioned the state's ranking, as
    have other Florida school district superintendents.

  • Jaguars picking momentum with wins

      Fans who made the drive over to watch East Gadsden play arch rival Rickards were not disappointed.
     Fresh off a  52-48  road  trip win just two days earlier over Taylor County, the Jaguars appeared fine tuned for Saturday game in the loud Rickards' gym.
     East scored first and dominated the first period with stingy defense only allowing raider to score 2 points and the quarter ended 9-2.