Today's News

  • County approves $40.6M budget

    The Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners adopted the budget for fiscal year 2012-2013 of $40,673,162 after weeks of wrangling. Interim County Manager Arthur Lawson said the approved budget shows the BOCC is continuing its efforts to maintain the most “fiscally responsible budget possible with the least impact to the taxpayers.”

  • Medical technologist takes fast action after she feels lump

    As a medical technologist, Geraldine Evans has always been interested in almost anything medical and is constantly reading about health care.

    “I found the first lump in my breast when I was 14 years old, and it turned out not to be cancerous,” she said.

    But 20 years ago when she found another one during a self breast examination, the news wasn’t so good.

    She told her local physician, Dr. Perry Cattau, who sent her immediately to Dr. Richard Zorn in Tallahassee for further evaluation. Following Zorn’s examination, Evans said she said to him, “Just tell me it’s not.”

  • Quincy garbage fee up

    Times Editor
    The City of Quincy’s budget for fiscal year 2012-2013 is a little less than $30 million, which is less than the previous year. Of that amount, approximately $7.9 million will be used to operate the general government.
    There will be no increase in property taxes, and the millage rate will remain the same as the past fiscal year.
    There will be an increase in garbage and sewage up to $29.13 monthly, but that rate is locked in for the next five years.

  • Praise the Lord!

    Hands up, not out, at New Deliverance
    New Deliverance Ministry, IDC, 385 Jefferson St., Quincy.
    Leona Ross, Pastor and Apostle Lorenza Rutledge, Overseer. Phone: 850-320-5212 or 850-590-3380. Giving you a hand up, not a hand out. Division of SDJEA EPC.
    Sunday Worship Service at 11 a.m. and Bible Study on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
    Come in expecting a change!
    Worship at Holy Community

  • Quincy woman now 16-years cancer-free

    Occasionally Erma Wilford feels the need to tell her story. Usually when she’s in church and wants others to know what she describes as “the goodness of the Lord.”

    Wilford’s story is that she has been a breast cancer survivor for 16 years. The Attapulgus, Ga., native who now lives in Quincy and works at the Florida Institute of Public Safety recalls that throughout her ordeal, she was never afraid or nervous.

    “The Lord had showed me what the outcome was going to be, so I had no reason to be afraid,” she said.

  • Murder trial ahead

    Jury selection got under way Oct. 1 in the first-degree murder trial of Marvin Cannon. Cannon, now 33, is also charged with attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery.

    He is accused of stabbing 58-year-old Zachariah Morgan approximately 35 times on Christmas Eve 2010. He is also accused of stabbing Morgan’s friend Sean Neel, now 45, in the neck in a failed robbery attempt.

    The incident took place off Flat Creek Road in the western part of the county around 3 p.m. Morgan and Neel lived in the Cypress Community in Jackson County and had come to Quincy to buy corn for deer feed.

  • Bobcats fall to Rocky Bayou

    The Bobcats of Robert F. Munroe were bested by the visiting Knights of Rocky Bayou last Friday at Godby field by the score of 41-18.

    While the 0-4 Bobcats scored their season high, they also surrendered the most points they have allowed in four outings.

    The game began on a positive note for RFM as they took a 6-0 lead when Myles Edwards powered over the right side of the line from 3 yards out, culminating a drive that featured the rushing efforts of both Edwards and Jordan Curry.

  • Serve: Gadsden County volleyball

    The Munroe volleyball team dropped both matches this week. The team lost away games to district rival John Paul II on Tuesday and North Florida Christian on Thursday.

    In Tuesday’s match, the Lady Cats lost in three straight games by scores of 25-13, 25-16 and 25-7. Statistically, Mollie Edward had five kills and Audrey Thomas four aces. Kaitlyn Sirmons added nine digs and three aces.
    On Thursday, NFC was looking to avenge a three-game loss to Munroe in early September.

  • Local sports always worth cheering for!

    Times Sports Correspondent
    Friday night lights featured a clash of the East Gadsden High Jaguars and the Jefferson High Tigers.
    The first play from scrimmage Jarrell Reynolds exploded on a 57-yard touchdown run. The Tigers controlled the ball for 9 minutes of a 12-minute quarter to create an excellent test for the defensive coordinator of the Jaguars. By halftime, the Jaguars’ Pedro Popoca had nailed a 37-yard field goal and the special team capitalized on a miscue by the Tigers’ punt return player, giving the Jaguars an easy recovery in the end zone.

  • Cutting edge careers

    The barbering and cosmetology program at Gadsden Technical Institute in Quincy is all about classroom learning — and practice, practice, practice.

    For the students who successfully complete the 1,200-hour course, all that hard work could lead to an exciting and rewarding career.

    As she worked at sewing extensions into 29-year-old Shayla James’ braided hair, Subrina Thomas, 26, of Quincy, said she has known since sixth grade she one day wanted to own her own hair salon. Though her work background is mostly in daycare, she has done hair as a hobby for years.