Today's News

  • Gadsden nursery to grow medical marijuana

    A Quincy dispensary has been chosen by the state to dispense a strain of marijuana used to treat epilepsy and cancer patients.
    As long as they post a $5 million performance bond in 10 business days, Hackney Nursery in Quincy will be one of the state’s five dispensaries to serve the strain of marijuana known as Charlotte’s Web.
    George Hackney Sr., the company’s owner and president, got the news Monday while eating lunch. He said the nursery won’t sell marijuana in its leaf form but will instead sell it in an oil form.

  • Praise & Worship November 25, 2015

    Ministry to offer dance classes

  • Grace Notes Nov. 25, 2015

    By Nancy Kennedy

  • This, too, shall pass (really)

    In retrospect, it would have been a great idea to ask all the staffers here at the Times to write a few paragraphs about what they’re thankful for this edition. Everybody’s list is always different because every life path is different, even though some may run parallel for a long, long time.
    But once a parallel line starts deviating by any amount — even  just a degree or two, over time the separation becomes more and more pronounced until those lines wind up in vastly different places.

  • 4GEN Journal

    As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, let’s remember that the holiday’s name is a compound word — Thanks and Giving. Take these few moments to consider my ideas for enhancing Thanksgiving and the entire holiday season ahead.
    Each of us has much to be thankful for —our lives, families, friendships and work that fulfills us.  While there is no perfection in life, let’s admit that the glass is more than half full for most of us, most of the time.

  • Girls basketball under way countywide

    The Lady Jaguars earned two wins this past week, with one being a close win over a long-time rival and the other being a blowout that allowed the bench to empty early.
    East Gadsden 69
    Rickards 57
    The Jaguars used a big first quarter and had four players in double-figure scoring to defeat Rickards.  The Jaguars were led in scoring by  Keyaria James with 23 points, Shanecia Bethea scoring 19 points, Harris adding 13 points and Jamiya Bittles chipping in 10 points.  
    East Gadsden 66
    Taylor County 12

  • Faith & Worship, Nov. 19, 2015

    Ministry to offer dance classes

  • Grace Notes Nov. 19, 2015

    Sometimes when we’ve had a good day at our house, as we crawl into bed I’ll say to my husband, “Nobody cried and nobody threw hard-boiled eggs.”
    The “nobody cried” is self-explanatory. The “nobody threw hard-boiled eggs” refers to the time I became so frustrated and enraged that I took a plastic container filled with a dozen hard-boiled eggs that I had just finished peeling and threw them with all my might, one by one, on the entry floor.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    The baseball season is finally over, and the New York Mets did not win it all.
    Yes, the Kansas City Royals, a truly better team won the World Series.
    I remain proud of my Mets. Who wouldn’t be, when your favorite team won a National League pennant for the first time since 2000?
    However, more important, for me, are two players from the Mets who really stood out as heroes and role models for our kids.

  • Poised for a comeback

    A few Saturdays ago I had to take my time getting back home because of tourists lurching down the road on Segways. That’s right, Segways in Quincy.
    Until then the only place I had seen them used by sightseers was in downtown Chicago.
    I think the Porchfest organizers deserve kudos for continuing the quirky tradition of live music outdoors at private homes and for the teamwork that brought the Segways here.