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Today's News

  • Did you go to Obama's inauguration?

    A historic event took place Jan. 20 as America’s first African-American president was sworn in.

    People from all over the country  flocked to Washington, D.C. for the event, even some local folks from right here in Gadsden County.

    If you went to the inauguration, we’d like to hear from you. We’d like to include your memories and commentary in an upcoming edition of the Times. We’d also like to publish some of your photos in both our print and online editions.

  • HES students collect pennies

    Students at Havana Elementary School will again participate in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients program, one of the society’s national school and youth programs that raises money to find cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma while providing information and support services to patients and their families.

  • Chief says meth likely to be issue

    Quincy Police Chief Ferman Richardson says the city hasn't seem the magnitude of methamphetamine abuse that has been experienced by our neighbors to the north, south, east and west.

    "You can bet if it's all around us, it's just a matter of time before we have similar problems. In fact, we may already have the same problems and not know it," Richardson said.

  • Locals head to D.C. for inauguration

    Like millions of Americans from across the nation, at least four buses loaded with Gadsden County residents, along with an unknown number of people who drove their personal and rented vehicles, headed to Washington, D.C. in recent days to be a part of the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

    One bus loaded up in the parking lot of the Quincy Plaza Sunday afternoon.

  • Exhibits open at Gadsden Arts Center

    Three exhibits in one drew people from all walks of life to the Gadsden Arts Center last Friday night. Phil Gleason's sculptures dominated the Sara May Love Gallery, the works of the Gadsden Arts Center Artists Guild were on display in the Zoe Golloway Exhibition Hall and the black and white photographs from “Journey Toward Freedom” were shown in the Bates Community Gallery.

    “Journey Toward Freedom” is an exhibition of black and white photographs which focuses on the journey that changed the course of history.

  • Local woman remembers the way things were

    Emma Farmer has stayed up many nights during her lifetime waiting for news about one thing or another. Sometimes the news was good and at other times it was bad.

    But on the night newly-inaugurated Barack Obama won the presidency, Farmer went to bed. The event occurred eight weeks before her 98th birthday, and she knew she’d voted for him and that her staying up wouldn’t change the outcome – she could wait a few hours to see who the next president would be.

  • Church Briefs

    • First Baptist Church in Quincy holds Sunday School each week at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 10:55. Sunday evening worship begins at 6 p.m. Sunday morning worship services are broadcast on Sunday events at 6 p.m. on 93.3 FM.

    • Church services at Mt. Pilgrim Primitive Baptist Church are held the first, second and fourth Sundays at 11 a.m., and at 8 a.m. on the third Sunday of each month. Church school begins at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday morning.

  • Hunt organizers thank sponsors, participants

    On behalf of Mike Layard and myself, I would like to express our sincere appreciation to the following Gadsden County businesses who gave generously towards the fifth Annual Paul Faircloth Sr. Disabled Hunt: Bay’s Seafood, Buy Rite Drugs, Bradley’s IGA, city of Chattahoochee, Focus Credit Union, Pippin Tire, Prestigious Portable Restrooms, Riverside Food Mart, Walmart Quincy, Piggly Wiggly, Stone’s, Clark Monroe Tractor, McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy Tire and William and Leslie Johnson.

  • Schrenker released from hospital, jailed in Escambia County

    Indiana businessman Marcus Schrenker was released Sunday from Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, and he will likely face charges in Tallahassee or Pensacola, said Assistant Chief Deputy Frank Chiumento of the U.S. Marshals Northern District of Florida.

    Schrenker, who was found on the night of Jan. 13 at a Chattahoochee KOA after an apparent suicide attempt, is wanted in Indiana in connection with a fraud investigation involving millions of dollars, Chiumento said.

  • Dooner crowned 'Miss Munroe'

    At half time of the varsity boys game against Covenant Christian School on Friday night, Anna Dooner was crowned “Miss Munroe.”

    Anna is the daughter of Michael and Jacqueline Dooner of Havana.

    The crowning came at the end of a week of activities to raise Bobcat spirit. “Farm Day,” “Bling-Bling” Day” and “Class Color Day” for Spirit Week gave students an opportunity to dress up as a group and show their Bobcat spirit. “Twin Day” on Wednesday had the campus seeing double.