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Today's News

  • Gadsden County faces numerous lawsuits

    The term "lawsuit" nowadays, when heard locally, usually refers to the recent against filed against some Gadsden County government officials.

    This racial discrimination lawsuit, which is moving forward in federal court and the allegations surrounding it are based on events leading up to the 2008 election, which have continued through early this month.

  • Four cities face April elections

          Quincy, Gretna, Midway, and Chattahoochee will hold city elections April 26.
    The deadline for qualifying was March 18 at 12 noon and there were a few surprises.
        • In Quincy City Commissioner Keith Dowdell has no opposition in District 1. Larry Edwards, a former commissioner, faces a political newcomer Wade Williams to represent District 5.

  • Brian McKnight at Wind Creek Casino & Hotel

    Wind Creek Casino & Hotel in Atmore, Ala. will be welcoming Brian McKnight to the stage. McKnight will be performing on Saturday, April 30 at 9 pm in the Amphitheater at Wind Creek. Tickets are on sale now at Essentials Gift Shoppe in the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel or tickets are available online at Ticketmaster.com and at all Ticketmaster Outlets. Tickets are priced from $20 - $60.

  • NAACP President Adodra Obi Nweze attacks racism in Gadsden County

    Florida NAACP President Adodra Obi Nweze was joined by local and regional NAACP leaders at the Gadsden County Courthouse on Thursday, March 17. See the March 24 Gadsden County Times for the complete story.

  • Sheriff Report

    Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office
    Arrest Report March 14, 2011

    Ronnie Jones---------------------Vop/False Imprisonment
    Clifton Terrelle Chavers--------Vop/Traffic in Stolen Property and Vop/Burglary
    Joe Sinclair-----------------------Vop/Grand Theft
    David Taylor---------------------Vop/Felony DUI
    Kyvis Renod Goodson----------Agg. Domestic Battery
    Miles Christopher Johnson----Vop/Battery LEO

  • City parts ways with Progress Energy

    It had been a long and sometimes rocky relationship between the City of Quincy and utilities provider Progress Energy. Progress Energy, for the past 50 years, has been the sole supplier of energy to the city. And, the city was at times, as much as $2 million in the red with its own utility payment to the company. At one point the company threatened to cut the city's utilities off and suggested city officials call the governor for help to pay the utility bill.

  • WGHS Cadets escorted the new governor

    Recently, the West Gadsden Panther Battalion was selected as Gov. Rick Scott's personal escorts
    for he and his guest dignitaries at the 2011 Florida Governor's Inauguration at the State Capitol.

    West Gadsden High School was the only Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps Unit selected for this honor, while Florida A&M University represented all senior units.

    West Gadsden Cadets offered VIP treatment to the Governor and his distinguished colleagues.

  • Country Common Sense

    March 10, 2011


    To: America

    From: Dick (Cowboy) Locke


    Reference: Florida State Hospital, Chattahoochee, Florida


  • Don't be fooled by the nice weather

       I put off my spring flower planting. It wasn't easy either.
        I didn't make the same mistake this year as I did last year. I didn't let the weather fool me with the few warm days we have experienced in the past weeks. Not that I wasn't tempted to go to garden shops and bring home a truck filled with tender flowers just waiting for me to put in the ground. Just like babies, they look so cute when they're little.

  • West Florida Livestock Show winners selected

     Jaylon Moore, 13, changed into a western-style bright orange shirt minutes before it was time for him to take his steer inside the Inman Livestock Pavilion to be judged. All morning the steer had been groomed to the point that its coat looked like velvet. The animal was competing in the Class B bracket with 4 other 4-H'ers from Gadsden County. and Future Farmers of America from Jackson and Decatur County, Ga.