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Today's News

  • Swine flu shots are here

    The Gadsden County Health Department has received H1N1 in the mist (intranasal) and injection  for 2009 and currently has 700 doses.

    The health department will offer the vaccine free of charge to those in the first priority group (see below) at walk-in clinic at 278 LaSalle Leffall Drive in Quincy Oct. 24-25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The live intranasal vaccine is approved for use in healthy (no high risk medical conditions), non-pregnant persons ages 2 through 49 and at this time will only be offered to those in the first priority group.

  • Halloween Happenings

    Terror on 12: Castle Dread

    In Havana

    Oct. 22-24 and 28-31; Hours on Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 7:30 – midnight. 

    Entry is $10 for adults, and kids 6 and under get in free. Groups of 10 or more pay $8 each. 

    All funds raised will benefit the Gadsden County Humane Society and the Children of Our Troops.

    For more information, call 539-9346 or go to www.terroron12.com.

    Hallelujah Fest 2009

    Oct. 31, 5-7 p.m.

    At Skate World, 2563 Capital Circle NE,

  • Horse put down after condition worsens

    “Horse A,” also known as “Hope,” was euthanized Oct. 21 at 5 p.m.

  • Family in shock following verdict in Harris trial

    It took a Gadsden County jury about 3 hours to find Dearendo Laqwan Harris not guilty on first-degree murder, arson and robbery in the Feb. 7, 2008 death of Dekendric Rikale Smith. Circuit Court Judge Kathleen Dekker read the verdict Oct. 20.

    Smith's burned body was found on the back seat floor board after a passerby noticed the 1996 Chevrolet Caprice burning near the entrance of the Hammock Creek Industrial Park, just off U.S. Highway 90 east.

    But jurors were not convinced that Harris strangled Smith to death before torching his car on River Birch Road.

  • Chattahoochee officer kills self; body found behind his house confirmed that of missing woman

    A relationship that was sometimes volatile, according to the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, ended Oct. 23 when the body of 34-year-old Antoinette Ross was located in a shallow grave behind the home  of Lt. Barry Moore of the Chattahoochee Police Department in the Mt. Pleasant Community, west of Quincy.

    Earlier in the day, as deputies searched his property, Moore shot himself in the chest in the front yard of his home. He died at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital shortly after he was taken there by Life Flight.

  • Investigators say murder case is ongoing

    Lt. Jim Corder of the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office said the investigation into the death of Antoinette Ross is ongoing and there is reason to believe that Barry Moore, the Chattahoochee police officer who had been dating Ross, had help disposing of Ross' body after he apparently shot her in the chest with a .45 caliber handgun.

    "We feel that there was someone who helped him after the fact. We want the public to know that this is not over," Corder said.

  • Time for the TDC to 'man up'

    I am always amused at what some people think passes for journalism. When you read some newspapers, it’s quite clear who’s in the back pocket of the reporter or the publisher...or both.

    That’s not the case at the Times. And we’re proud of that. Nobody tells us what we can and can’t write about, and no one tells us what flavor our news should be.

  • There's only so much time in the day

    Sandi, a friend of mine who lives in Miami, and I don't talk very often, about once a month. But Sandi invariably tells me things that make me look at life's little things a little differently.

    She was complaining to me about her sister. She swears that the girl is one of the laziest people ever put on earth. But she said what bothers her most is that her sister always wants something in a hurry.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    If you’ve never been to a fair or fall festival in autumn you have missed one of life’s greatest treasures.  The weather usually becomes cooler and crisper.  The leaves on the trees are exhibiting their wondrous shades of yellow, orange and red.

  • Mentoring initiative kicks off at Carter-Parramore

    The Gadsden County School District kicked off this year’s district mentoring initiative at Carter-Parramore Academy Oct 21 with a special program and lunch. This year there are 22 mentors teamed up with 23 students; one mentor is working with two students.

    Chad Price, a senior at CPA who is mentored by schools Superintendent Reginald James, welcomed everyone to the event and introduced his mentor. James gave a brief overview of the program, and CPA Principal Joe Lewis introduced the mentors and their students.