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Today's News

  • '42'

    Watching the movie “42” a few nights ago was good for my soul and reminded me of how much we need more movies or TV shows that inspire us with heroic deeds performed by true and deserving heroes.
    Most baseball fans, no matter how old, will recognize 42 as Jackie Robinson’s number when he played with the major league Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team.
    It is the only number that has been permanently retired by all major league baseball teams.

  • Civil rights hero’s legacy continues to inspire

    In the wake of the horrific murderous attacks in Paris, and in recognition that terrorism in all its forms must be condemned, it’s important to honor leaders who use non-violent means to reach needed
    societal reforms.
     In anticipation of the Monday, Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Day celebration, I’m pleased to share this personal reflection.  

  • Praise the Lord! January 15, 2015

    Honoring
    MLK’s memory
    Mt. Calvary’s 28th Annual MLK Holiday Breakfast/Awards Celebration will start at 8  a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at Mt. Calvary Primitive Baptist in Quincy in the Robertsville Community. The event will include a dynamic speaker, choir, full course hot breakfast (no charge), door prizes and a grocery box will be give away valued at more than $250.
    Celebrating
    Super Men

  • Grace Notes

    By Nancy Kennedy

    Special to the Times

  • Two drown in boating accident

    The search for two missing men believed to have drowned Saturday in Lake Talquin when their boat capsized  ended Sunday afternoon when divers recovered the second victim’s body.
    Elohondro Gennie, 38, and David Brown, 49, drowned while on a fishing excursion with Antonio Stephens, 36. Gennie’s body was found Sunday morning and Brown’s body was found that afternoon, both by Florida Fish and Wildlife (FWC).
    According FWC spokeswoman Becca Nelson, none of the men were wearing life jackets, or personal floatation devices.

  • Celebrating a fresh start

    In front of family members, drug counselors, county officials, and the Sheriff, 13 county inmates received certificates commemorating their graduation from the drug education portion of the jail’s Re-Entry Program Monday afternoon.
    Annie Britt-Berry led the drug education program, appointed by Sheriff Morris Young to execute and add to his own plan. During the graduation, Britt-Berry expressed her understanding for the graduates’ plight by admitting to being a recovering drug addict herself.

  • Gadsden gears up for same-sex weddings

    Florida now allows same-sex couples the right to marry, becoming the 36th state to do so.
    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is reported to still be appealing the decision to allow same-sex marriage in state and federal courts.
    Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel, of Miami, declared the ban on gay marriage unconstitutional in a July 2014 ruling.

  • Man dies in on-the-job accident

    An employee at Waste Pro’s Midway facility was pronounced dead at approximately midnight Dec. 18 after being pinned under a recycling truck for nearly 10 minutes.
    According to a Midway Police Department incident report, Derrick Lackey, 25, of Midway, was doing unspecified work on a truck when its recycling bucket, which was raised to the highest extent, fell rapidly onto Lackey, pinning him underneath.

  • Will $640K rev up local economy?

    The Gadsden County Development Council spent the past year strategizing how to bring more economic opportunity to the county by trying to find industries best suited for the county at industry trade shows, forming partnerships with and joining the boards of several state agencies, delegating tasks such as workforce development to smaller councils it created and convincing county commissioners another entity for economic development was
    unnecessary.

  • New bypass to ease downtown Quincy traffic

    After a little more than two years of construction, the first phase of Quincy Bypass will finally be functional within two weeks. Additionally, the traffic signals placed at the intersection of Highway 90 and Ralph Strong Rd. to direct traffic from the bypass will be activated Monday, January 5 at 10 a.m.
    The new traffic signals have been in “flash mode since Dec. 22 to get people accustomed to those lights being functional,” said Ian Satter, public information director with the Florida Department of
    Transportation.