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Today's News

  • Downtown beautification project presented

    "Quincy Beautiful" will be the downtown slogan if Quincy city commissioners accept a proposal presented March 23 by Charles Hayes, director of the Community Redevelopment Agency. The 3-year beautification and revitalization plan includes everything from signage to a 40-acre park.

  • Area summer camp offerings listed

    We’re looking for information on local summer camps and day programs for children and teens in and around Gadsden County. Know of one? Part of one? Give us a call at 627-7649 or send us the information via e-mail to editor@gadcotimes.com. We’ll help you get the word out!

    Some camps we’ve heard of in the area that you may be interested in are:

    Camp Timpoochee (4-H) • June 14-18

  • March to the Mailbox event set for this Saturday

    The Gadsden County Complete County Committee and the Census Bureau welcomes you to be a part of the March to the Mailbox event, scheduled for April 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gadsden County Courthouse Square.

    The event is designed to increase census participation in the county.  Rural counties such as Gadsden have been historically under-represented in the census. Census numbers determine the distribution of more than $400 billion of federal funds nationwide.

  • Quincy woman arrested for nonprofit theft

    A 54-year-old Quincy woman, Julia Jackson, was arrested and charged with grand theft by misappropriating funds from a nonprofit organization. The organization is the Gadsden County daycare on Fourth Street in Quincy.

    Jackson, who was director at the center, is alleged to have taken money by transferring some funds electronically into her personal account.

  • Tallahassee mayor ready to fight opposition to Talquin Dam spillway project

    Gadsden County has not joined Leon, Wakulla, Liberty and Franklin counties challenging the Northwest Florida Management District and the city of Tallahassee concerning the city's Corn Hydrolelectric Facility Spillway Modification Project. The counties had requested an administative hearing  on the construction permit. The facility is a Tallahassee operated facility but is located on the Gadsden County side of Lake Talquin.

  • No election in Quincy; Gretna, Chattahoochee gear up for faceoffs

    The city of Quincy will have no municipal election April 27. The two incumbents for city commission, Angela Sapp and Finley Cook, are unopposed.

    Gretna has two seats and Chattahoochee has three contested seats. In Gretna, Clarence Jackson is opposing incumbent John E. Smith for Seat 1, and Jeff McNealy has challenged Willie C. Fagg for Seat 3.

    In Chattahoochee, Annette Bates is challenging Catherine Harvey in District 1, Susan Blume is opposing John N. Neely in District 3, and James Glass is going up against incumbent Jerry Wynn for the at-large seat.

  • Census Bureau warns locals about ‘fakes’

    Officials from the U.S. Census Bureau are warning local residents: don’t be fooled when it comes to fake census forms or contact from individuals claiming to be census workers.

    If you are contacted by someone claiming to be a census worker, and that person requests information such as user names, passwords, or Social Security, bank account or credit card numbers, do not surrender your information.

  • If you send it, we will publish it

    I had a visitor stop by to see me the other day. He was quite upset that the school his grandchildren attend “never makes the paper.”

    He went on to tell me that there are very often photos from a handful of our schools, but not all schools are represented. He wanted to know why. I explained it to him, but I figure there are probably lots of other folks wondering the same thing.

  • Spring has sprung and I'm oh, so glad

    Spring is my favorite season of the year. It's so beautiful. Between the blooming dogwood trees and the azalea bushes the ride through the the countryside is amazingly beautiful. Every year I take a Sunday afternoon off, get in my car, and ride.

    My favorite place to ride is north on the Attapulgus Highway. I start at King Street and continue until I end up in Georgia. I don't know of another more scenic route in this area. Undoubtedly, there are other scenic roads and streets in our vicinity but I don't know about them.

  • Heat to participate in Comet tourney

    The Quincy Heat (13 & under girls AAU basketball team) played March 26-28 in their first AAU tournament in Jacksonville. Young and scrappy are the words to describe this competitive team. Out of 14, the team placed second in their pool and finished in the top six in tournament play. Playing a total of five games, they won three games convincingly. The remaining two games were hard fought. The two teams they lost to placed first and second in the entire tournament.