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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    “Artfully Aging: Lifelong Learning through the Arts” is an exhibition currently open at the Gallery for Innovation & the Arts in Tallahassee. The exhibition features works from Quincy artist William H. McKeown.

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  • Champion comes home, receives key to city

    International Boxing Federation Light Heavyweight Champion of the World and Quincy native Tavoris Cloud came home Oct. 30 to receive the key to the city and to be formally congratulated by city officials and the community. "Every time you get in the ring, the city of Quincy is standing in your corner," said Mayor Andy Gay before presenting the key. Gay, left, and commissioner Angela Sapp, right, congratulated Cloud on his latest victory and urged him to continue setting an example for Gadsden County students.

  • Quincy only small city in state to get ARRA grant for Smart Grid

    Jack McLean, Quincy city manager, could hardly contain himself Tuesday night during the regular meeting of the board of city commissioners.

    "I have some really good news. We were informed that we will receive $2.47 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as the stimulus bill, for Smart Grid technology. We are one of the few small cities in the nation to get the grant and the only small city in Florida to get it," McLean said.

  • Health council speaks out for first time; says citizens were well informed on tax vote

    A recent comment by a Gadsden County commissioner has caused the previously mum Gadsden Community Health Council to speak out.

    According to Max Martinez, executive director for the council, and Sherry VanLandingham, council chair, a commissioner was quoted in another local newspaper saying the community has been misled when it comes to the half-cent sales tax.  

  • Area students to participate in canned food drive

    Jerome Maples, Gadsden County School District student school board member and West Gadsden High School senior, has organized a canned food drive for all district schools.

    “It’s to replenish the organizations that provide food to those who need it, especially this time of year,” Maples said. “I feel sure that with the economy, the will be a lot of families who will need the help.”

  • Parent upset with teacher, school administrators

    My son Trey goes to Havana Elementary School and is in the second grade. This is the second year for him at this school. He has been picked on by other students. A few weeks ago, he came to me in tears saying the kids were calling him "Oscar."

    Trey said his physical education teacher had been calling him this and the kids followed her lead.

  • Allegedly Speaking...

    Transparency is the new black. At least, that appears to be the case as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Florida’s public records law.

    We  at the Times vigorously support your right as our readers and the public’s right in general to know what our elected and appointed leaders are doing. We believe strongly that you should be able to check and see if your child’s teacher is qualified to teach. It is your right to know if your kid’s soccer coach has a domestic violence or drug abuse record.

  • Contemplations...

    Just when I think I've heard it all, I come across an official report that makes me wonder what some people are thinking.

    Picture this: You're driving down the street and come upon a car accident. There are no other cars around and it looks like a pretty bad one-car accident. For most people, even the faint of heart, the first instinct would be to check to see if anyone is in the car, if the person is injured and get help.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    Why is it so difficult for a veteran, proud of his service to his country, in good physical and mental condition, and able to fit into his up-to-date, authorized uniform, to find a Veterans Day parade to march in?

    In the past I have actually shown up for a parade in uniform and early enough to be given a spot somewhere in the parade to march and ended up watching as a spectator.  I have felt embarrassed and like I was a military hero wanna-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.