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Today's News

  • Library supports beloved staffer with fundraiser

    This past Monday, the Gadsden County Public Library in Quincy hosted a cookout fundraiser to help Joan Vann, a library employee who lost her home in a fire on March 19.
    Vann, who is the Bookmobile librarian, said, “I’m just overwhelmed.  I work with the best here in Gadsden County at the Library.”
    Vann said her husband was in the house when the fire started, but made it out unharmed.
    “The blessing in the whole thing was no life was lost,” Vann said.    

  • Honoring a heart for service

    On Palm Sunday, members of United Gadsden met at New Bethel A.M.E. Church to present their “Making a Difference” Awards to seven public servants.
    The Rev. Lee Plummer, Kimblin NeSmith, the Rev. Gwen Carroll-Simmons, Elder Tyrone Smith, the Rev. Eddie Allen, Pastor Julius Harris and Chief Glenn Sapp were recognized for keeping Jesus’ mandate to go into all the world and serve.

  • Teacher under suspicion of being high at school

    A West Gadsden High School teacher is under investigation after fellow teachers and students reported that he acted as if he might be under the influence on the job.
    According to a Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office incident report, this what  happened:
    On March 21, Brenda Sizemore, the school resource deputy was notified that Principal James Mills asked for her to check on a teacher.
    Students and staff had reported to Mills that the teacher’s behavior was abnormal.

  • School board tackles consolidation plan

    After months of debate and community meetings, a decision has been made: Gadsden County will have one high school next school year.
    There was standing room only at the April 4 Gadsden County School Board meeting as the board voted on the fate of West Gadsden High, Gretna Elementary and St. John Elementary schools.
    In the end, all the reconfiguration motions passed, though with the smallest possible margin: 3-2.

  • Un-fired? Midway mulls rehiring Murray

    Just weeks after firing Tom Murray, Midway City Council members are considering rehiring him after Murray threatened litigation.  At their Thursday, April 6, meeting, the city’s interim attorney, Anthony Thomas, said Murray’s attorney, Louis Jean-Baptiste, sent the city a letter of intent to sue.

  • Teacher under suspicion of being high at school

    A West Gadsden High School Teacher is under investigation after fellow teachers and students reported that he acted as if he might be under the influence on the job.  Read more in the April 13 edition of The Gadsden County Times.

  • Midway considers rehiring former police chief

    Just weeks after firing Tom Murray, the Midway City Council is considering rehiring him after Murray threatened litigation.

  • Midway considers rehiring former police chief

    Just weeks after firing Tom Murray, the Midway City Council is considering rehiring him after Murray threatened litigation.

  • School board motions for school consolidations pass by 3-2 margin

    There was standing room only at the Gadsden County School Board’s special meeting on Tuesday as board members voted on Superintendent Roger Milton’s reconfiguration plan.
    The first recommendation from the superintendent was to begin the process of applying for a legislative special facilities appropriation to construct a new K-8 school to replace Stewart Street and Gadsden Elementary Magnet School.

  • Grieving for loss of landmark

    It’s been almost two weeks since the historic Stevens High School burned down, and the community is still trying to cope with the loss.