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Today's News

  • Inside this week's Gadsden County Times
  • Challenges await Gadsden County's 2011 graduates

    Soon, members of the class of 2011 will step into the world amid optimistic speeches and witty greeting cards. Some will step seamlessly into their next phase in life, be it continuing education or gaining employment. For many, however, the state of the economy and corresponding high unemployment rate will stand as a barrier in efforts to engage society.
    It’s critical those clutching their new diplomas understand that, by graduating, they have proven something to their family, friends and the world: They are achievers.

  • East Gadsden High School names valedictorian

  • Authors visiting library

    Linger Longer

    AT YOUR LIBRARY

    Dr. Carolyn E. Poole, Director


    Congrats, Chattahoochee, there’s a triple treat in store for you. Three special authors are coming to town next week.

  • Fly-In this weekend at Quincy-Gadsden Airport

    The action’s at the airport Saturday May 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Pilots from all over the Southeast will converge on Quincy Municipal Airport for the annual Quincy Fly-In sponsored by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 445.

  • Led by Grena, students surpass expectations with FCAT writing scores

    t has been a great school year for Gretna Elementary.
    Earlier the Rams celebrated as Gretna was named an "A" school and last week it was announced they led the district as well as the Big Bend Region, in the percentage of students passing the FCAT Writing Test.

    "Gretna Elementary excelled with 100 percent of its fourth grade students passing," announced Superintendent Reginald James at a press conference on the district's scores.

  • Graduation at Gadsden Correctional Facility

      But for the fences topped with razor wire that surround the facility and all of the graduates are female with the same color blue pants peeking out from under their gowns, the graduation on April 29 at Gadsden Correctional Facility could have been any other small high school in the nation.
        In all, 49 students earned their General Education Diplomas while others earned certificates in various occupations including: cosmetology, culinary arts, law clerks, horticulture, personal computer support and commercial driver license.

  • It's finally time for Quincyfest

     From the time the sun sets over Quincy Friday evening until the street lights burn Saturday night, the city will be buzzing with excitement this weekend. This is Quincyfest weekend and people from all over north Florida will flood into town for the music, the food and the fun.

  • Mayor Finley Cook retires

    After serving nine years on the Quincy City Commission, one as mayor, Finley Cook said goodbye Tuesday night, during the regular meeting of the commission. He promised, however, to stay around and stay in touch.

  • TDC helping support Havana Day

    The Gadsden County Tourism Development Council will give $2,000 to the Havana Day Festival to help with advertising.
    According to event representative Matt Thro, they are trying to make it a much larger event. This year it will feature country music star and Quincy native Billy Dean.
    The event is set for May 7 in downtown Havana.
    At its April 18 meeting, the TDC also discussed its budget, billboards, grant program, its public relations firm and hiring a part-time coordinator.