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Today's News

  • OUR VIEW: Old specter of racial discrimination haunts Gadsden County

    It was a small rally, but the speakers made some pretty strong points.
    After all, the crowd had come out to rally against "racial discrimination." Racial discrimination in Florida's only black majority county in 2011. Just the idea seems strangely out of date and out of touch with what we like to think of as modern America. Even the advance flyers for the event sounded like they could have been printed for the last century.
    But now we have a high profile lawsuit, or several hanging on that very serious allegation.

  • Drugs arrests in Quincy

    Acting on tips and complaints from citizens, the Quincy Police Department and the Gadsden County Sheriff's Special Operations Unit, served search warrants on two homes in the city of Quincy and made two arrests.

  • High school students keep us busy

    You can stay pretty busy keeping up with Gadsden County's high school students.

    And we are proud to cover and promote the continuing achievements of our young adults in sports, academics and community involvement.

    In the past two weeks, the Gadsden County Times has enjoyed the opportunity to put the spotlight on outstanding high school students from our area who have made their mark in different ways.

  • Update: Fugitive captured in Tampa

       Bradley Bruce, the 38-year-old fugerative, who has been on the run since Feb. 11, was captured in a Tampa motel room on Feb 28.
        Major Shawn Wood of the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office said the case had been turned over to the U.S. Marshal's office which had been tracking his movements since he fled Gadsden County.

  • Researchers seeking participants in watermelon vs. blood pressure study

    RANAE S. ARNETTE
    Times Correspondent

     In the Food & Sciences Department at The Florida State University, researchers have evidence that consuming watermelon daily can be a natural weapon against high blood pressure and other cardiovascular diseases.
       Watermelon provides abundant sources of vitamin A, B6, C, fiber, potassium and lycopene, a powerful antioxidant.  Watermelon may even help to reduce serum glucose levels, according to researchers.  

  • Quincy selects new police chief

    Walter McNeil has been chosen as the next police chief for the city of Quincy, effective Feb. 28, 2011. 

  • Slaying suspect surrenders to police chief

    The man accused of killing 42-year-old Otis Bernard Harley on Jan. 30 voluntarily turned himself in at the Gadsden County Jail early Friday morning, Feb. 4. James McGriff, 32, accompanied by his attorney Henry Hunter, walked into the jail with McGriff around 1:30 a.m. and surrendered.
        Quincy Police Chief Gerald McSwain said he got a call around 9:30 Thursday night from one of McGriff's childhood friends who said he wanted to meet.

  • Judge visits Carter-Parramore Academy

    It was not hard to tell that Carter-Parramore Academy was a special place to Judge Kathy Garner.
    The circuit court judge had slipped out of courtroom to address an assembly at the school she once attended.
    Last Friday was the school's Academic Assembly and National Literacy Week Celebration, a mid-year event which recognized the achievements of both students and employees.

  • Crime spree hits Gadsden County

    On Jan. 13 the price of gold was $1,365 per ounce. Less than a week later it had jumped to $1,405.06 per ounce. And as the price of gold increases there seems to be a direct correlation to the rise in break-ins around the county where the items most taken are gold.
        Hardly a week has gone by when someone has not been the victim of a break-in since September. There have been so many break-ins in the eastern part of Gadsden County in the past few weeks that authorities are calling it a crime spree.

  • Midway shuffle: Mayor out; city manager back

       There has been a shake up in Midway city government. It all happened during the regular Jan.6 meeting of the council. After more than six hours when the meeting stopped, to continue on Jan. 11, Mayor Quintealia Cato and been replaced by Mayor Pro Tem Charles "Chuck" Willis, Councilwoman Ella Barber was named Mayor Pro Tem. Agatha Muse-Salters, who was terminated as city manager in September 2010, was reappointed and interim city manager, Roosevelt Morris, went back to his post as director of growth management.