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Today's News

  • Gadsden County competing for $1.4 billion solar energy project

    Gadsden County is a finalist to land what is being described as the world's largest solar energy farm, a $1.4 billon project that would create hundreds of jobs.

    National Solar Power based in Melbourne, announced Tuesday that seven communities in the Southeast are vying to be chosen by the company as the site for the construction and operation of this facility and Gadsden County is one of them.

    The list of communities includes four in Florida, two in Georgia and one in North Carolina. 

  • Hubbell's hydroponic harvest

    Gerald Hubbell  is doing something different on his farm in Mt. Pleasant. In a greenhouse only 18 by 48 feet he has managed to grow 250-275 green and red bell pepper plants, 75 (three different varieties) tomato plants, 75-80 cucumber plants, 10 zucchini plants, 60-65 bush beans, squash, carrots, radish and basil. Just outside the greenhouse he's growing West Indian hot peppers, Jamaican hot peppers, okra and corn. And all of it is thriving. In fact, there are some days when Hubbell is hard pressed to keep all of the vegetables picked.

  • Crowd turns out to show support for Internet cafes

      Internet cafe users and supporters packed the Quincy City Commission chambers for the June 14 meeting. Commissioners voted 5-0 to continue the moratorium on any future cafes 90 days beyond the Aug. 22 deadline. In the meantime, a workshop on the issue will be conducted to discuss amending the zoning codes to allow computer gaming with outlined regulations to restrict, as may be modified, the number of locations of Internet Cafes and establish appropriate fees.

  • Get Going Gadsden Campaign kicks off

    With a high energy Mardi Gras theme and proclamations of support from half dozen cities, the "Get Going Gadsden" campaign kicked off June 1.

    It is a broad ambitious initiative by the Gadsden County Health Department targeting as many residents as possible.

  • Baseball season dedicated to De'Erick McCray

    It was ideal baseball weather and the field was in perfect condition as the players lined up on the sidelines.
    Baseball is back at Jackson Heights Park.
    "This is a celebration of joy for the community," said Erica Cotton. "We all shed tears on a daily basis."
    Cotton thanked the crowd for turning out and encouraged people to keep coming out to Jackson Heights Park and watch ball the games this season.

  • U.S. Forest Service responding to wildfires

    The U.S. Forest Service is concerned about the ongoing dry conditions causing wildfire danger to be high.  Apalachicola National Forest firefighters have responded to several wildfires since Sunday.

    North Florida is experiencing the effects of dry conditions, low humidity, unpredictable winds, and increasing temperatures that can lead to increased numbers of wildfires.

    Wildfires that burn out of control can impact forest lands and threaten the safety of people and property.

  • Quincy Florida X-Treme wins title at ESPN Disney Classic.

    Over Memorial Day weekend Quincy’s Florida X-Tremeunder 16 basketball team took part in one of AAU’s biggest tournaments in the country, the ESPN Wide World of Sport’s Disney Classic.

    The event attracted teams from as far away as New York, New Jersey, Minnesota, Indiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida.

  • Crowd turns out for Memorial Day

    Celebrating Memorial Day on the Gadsden County Courthouse Square is expected to become an annual event.

    On Monday, for first time in recent memory, the holiday was observed there as hundreds gathered to remember and honor those who died serving their country.

    Gadsden County Commissioner Sherrie Taylor who acknowledged it came together in pretty short order spearheaded the event.

  • Inside this week's Gadsden County Times
  • Challenges await Gadsden County's 2011 graduates

    Soon, members of the class of 2011 will step into the world amid optimistic speeches and witty greeting cards. Some will step seamlessly into their next phase in life, be it continuing education or gaining employment. For many, however, the state of the economy and corresponding high unemployment rate will stand as a barrier in efforts to engage society.
    It’s critical those clutching their new diplomas understand that, by graduating, they have proven something to their family, friends and the world: They are achievers.