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  • 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. 

  • Midway talks cash, trash, policy

    ROBERT ALLEN

    Times Reporter 

    Midway City Council members met April 3 to tackle city business — which includes looming unpaid bills resulting and the threat of a lawsuit.

    The city owes one individual $17,000. They have paid $5,000.

  • Remembering his roots
  • Informant helps nab suspected drug dealer

    ROBERT ALLEN

    Times Reporter 

    Agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, or DEA, discovered about 88 grams of marijuana when they appeared April 2 at Avery Shelton’s Congo Road home in Chattahoochee to serve a felony arrest warrant, according to an arrest report filed at the Gadsden County Sheriff’s office. 

    The same report gives this account of the incident:

  • County sets teen job standards, faces grievance

    ROBERT ALLEN

    Times Reporter

    Gadsden County’s Board of County Commissioners gathered for their regular meeting on April 1. 

  • Choking on checkbooks?

    ROBERT ALLEN

    Times Reporter 

    The Quincy City Commission met March 25 for their regular meeting. The evening revolved around financial concerns — and removing Jack McLean, then-city manager. 

    Those discussions overlapped.

  • Study tracks down clues to health

    ROBERT ALLEN

    Times Reporter 

    The fourth annual County Health Rankings and Roadmaps study is now available. According to a press release from the Florida Department of Health, the study, produced by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, “uses traditional, established data, much of which was obtained from the Department and is available to the people of Florida at www.floridacharts.com.”

  • Hard knocks ahead for abandoned buildings

    ROBERT ALLEN

    Times Reporter

    Gadsden County Commissioners considered abandoned properties and how to deal with them during their regular meeting March 18 in the commission chamber. 

  • Artistic imprint

    ROBERT ALLEN

    Times Reporter

    A group of local children were hard at work at a long, low table on the second floor of the Gadsden Arts Center in Quincy. They focused on drawings, prints-in-progress — for them, a new form of expression. These students were all part of Art Division’s visit to Quincy from Los Angeles.