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Today's News

  • Ribbed at roast

    Laughs were in no short supply at the Roast and Toast of Superintendent Reginald James on June 14 as one speaker after another delivered monologues about the superintendent’s finest achievements and idiosyncratic quirks. The event at East Gadsden High School was designed to honor the school official through comedy and anecdotes shared by some of those closest to him. 

  • Quincy Police seek suspect

    The Quincy Police Department is seeking the whereabouts of a wanted Quincy man who escaped arrest recently by forcing his way into an apartment and fleeing arrest by climbing into the apartment’s attic. 

  • Fleeing suspect crashes into patrol car

    A pre-dawn car chase through the city streets of Quincy turned to a foot pursuit before Gadsden County deputies and a Quincy police officer caught suspect Emmanuel Jerome Gordon, 28. 

    According to the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Deputy Marcus Dixon was traveling westbound on Jefferson Street when he spotted a white Ford F-150, westbound, speeding and swerving. 

  • Quincy leaders look at logging, busing

    Saving money and making money were on the minds of Quincy commissioners at the regular June 10 meeting.

    Members of the commissioners discussed a continuation of their expired contract with the Whitfield Timber Company for the harvesting of trees in the city’s industrial park. The city and the company signed the initial agreement during October 2013. 

  • Former Bobcat returns to coach at alma mater

    TERRANCE CHISOLM

    Times 

    Sports Correspondent

    The Bobcats of Robert F. Munroe will enter into the upcoming football season under the leadership of their recently acquired Head Coach Jimmy Harris. 

    Although this is his first year as the school’s head football coach, Harris is no stranger to the Bobcat Nation; he lined up along the team’s offensive and defensive lines in the 1970s.

  • Community basketball
  • Praise the Lord! June 19, 2014

    Clothing giveaway Saturday

    Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church, corner of 9th and Crawford in Quincy, announces the June Clothing Give-Away. There are clothing items for youth and adults available free of charge. Everyone is invited to come out for free items from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 22. 

    Celebrate 190 years of 

    Old Mt. Pleasant UMC

  • Former Quincy city manager files lawsuit

    Jack McLean, former Quincy city manager, is suing his former employer for his severance pay, his leave-time pay and his retirement pay. McLean’s case documents allege the city is unlawfully withholding all three sums, including the retirement, which the former manager’s case contends he paid into during his tenure with the city. 

  • Adventures in agriculture

    Florida A&M University’s Cooperative Extension Program hosted the annual Farm Fest and Springtime Agri-Showcase on June 7 at the FAMU research and Extension Center on Bainbridge Highway in Quincy. 

    The event began at 7 a.m. with a 2K walk/run — but activities and exhibitions commenced around 9 a.m. The event included displays concerning crop growth, food processes, climate changes, new technology and more. 

  • County planning rule sparks debate

    The Gadsden County Commissioners met for a regular meeting June 3. Extensive discussion of the Citizen’s Growth Management and Planning Bill of Rights ensued. 

    Commissioner Sherrie Taylor said she initially voted for the bill because citizens should be kept informed about the possibility of commercial developments in their neighborhoods before the businesses break ground. Taylor also said, at the time, three commissioners were running the county via the power of their three-vote majority.