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Today's News

  • East Gadsden falls to Taylor County; West Gadsden loses to Blountstown

    Despite taking an early lead, the East Gadsden High School Jaguars took a hit from Taylor County, as the final score read 16-7.

    The loss places the Jags’ record at 1-5 on the season. The team hosts FAMU High this Friday night.

    West Gadsden’s Panthers fell to Blountstown 26-12.

    The Panthers, now 0-5 on the season, will play at Port St. Joe this Friday night.

    Send your comments to editor@gadcotimes.com.

  • 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.

  • Community Calendar

    Bluegrass band the Gandy Brothers of Albany, Ga. will appear at the Quincy Music Theatre Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. Cost is $12 per person.

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    Tallavana Christian School has extended fall enrollment for new students to Oct. 19 for preschool and elementary school students only. Families moving to Gadsden and Leon counties can enroll at TCS at any point during the year in all grades. Application fee is $100.

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  • Haunted Happenings...

    Fall Festival and Haunted House

    At Midway Volunteer Fire Department

    Oct. 24, 2-8 p.m.

    Free games and prizes, costume contest, concessions.

    Gadsden County Humane Society

    Haunted Poker Run

    Oct. 17

  • Tourist Development Council violates Sunshine Law with no previous meeting notices

    The Gadsden County Tourist Development Council, partnered with the county’s chamber of commerce, has developed a strategic plan for promoting tourism in the county – and violated Sunshine Law along the way.

    The plan will be presented to the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners early next month, and was developed during recent TDC meetings that included representatives from the chamber and the TDC’s marketing committee.

  • Negotiations underway for new hospital operator

    Gadsden Hospital Inc., the board of directors for Gadsden Memorial Hospital, voted unanimously Monday afternoon to recommend that negotiations begin immediately with Hospital Corporation of America to operate the hospital when it reopens.

    Hospital Corporation of American is the largest owner of hospitals in the nation and operates Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee.

  • Negotiations to begin with HCA on hospital operation

    The Gadsden County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Sept. 29 to allow exclusive negotiations with Hospital Corporation of America regarding the reopening and operation of Gadsden Memorial Hospital. HCA operates more than 40 hospitals in Florida – the nearest is Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee.

  • City, county negotiate county-wide fire contract

    If Quincy city commissioners agree, fire protection will be extended county-wide for the next 5 years at an annual cost of $405,000. Under the new proposed fire contract between Quincy and the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners, the city has the option to revisit the contract in 3 years.

  • Unemployment up in Gadsden although lower than state rate

    Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August is 10.7 percent, according to a press release from the Agency for Workforce Innovation – higher than the 9.3 percent reported in Gadsden County.

    The unemployment rate in Gadsden County in July was 9.9 percent, considerably higher than the 6.7 percent reported in August 2008.

  • Mosquitoes are effective...no matter how small

    I posted a comment on my Facebook page the other day that started me thinking...the comment is: If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.

    I’m sure we’ve all been in that predicament. You’re in bed, trying to get to sleep, and you hear that familiar, high-pitched whine...and you know you are not alone. Funny how the thought of just that tiny mosquito can overtake your need for sleep.

    But that’s just it...that tiny mosquito is not too small to be effective.