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Today's News

  • Gadsden County wins solar farm

    TRICIA COLLINS/Times Staff Writer

    National Solar Power announced on Monday, Sept. 26, the company will build the Southeast’s largest solar farm in Gadsden County. The project is expected to generate hundreds of new jobs and create a $1.5 billion economic investment in the region.

  • Preacher finds strength to haul man from lake

    At least three times a week Julius Robinson can be found on Lake Talquin fishing. He has been fishing in that lake for more than 50 years and says he "knows it like the back of his hand."
        On Friday, Sept. 16, just after lunch he was fishing near the River Channel area of the lake when he heard someone call, "help, help."

  • We are proud of our GEMS Owls

    We're proud of our Owls

    If they were a sports team there would be a parade, no doubt about it.

    When some entity from a small rural county in the Panhandle, ends up fifth in the entire state of Florida in anything positive, it is big news.

    And even more so when you consider we are talking about high-achieving children in a small local public school.

  • There was silence in memory of 9/11

     At exactly 9:11 a..m. September 9, representatives from The Quincy Police Department, the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, Quincy Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services and Wetumptka Volunteer Fire Department, were silent for one minute. The group of approximately 35, along with a handful of citizens, gathered at the entrance of the W.A. Woodham Justice Center to honor the men and women who were victims of one of the most tragic days in the nation's history.

  • Jaguars face Rickards Thursday night

     After two games against out-of-area teams, it’s time for East Gadsden to face a familiar foe.

          The Jaguars take on the Rickards Raiders Thursday night, Sept. 15 at Gene Cox Stadium on Tallahassee.

           East won their regular season game last year, 14-10, and won this year’s preseason jamboree game, 7-0. Game time is 7 p.m. 

  • East opens at home against Crescent City

    As sometimes the case with an East Gadsden football game the action is more exciting than the outcome.
    Last Friday night, the Jaguars journeyed to the next time zone to face a tough Niceville High School in a very loud hostile environment.
    Niceville, a regional powerhouse, is known for attracting big crowds that jam their sunken bowl stadium. The place was packed and the school's large marching band blared constantly from the sidelines.

  • Gadsden County school ranked 5th in state in math

    There are almost 2,000 elementary schools in Florida and Gadsden Elementary Magnet School is ranked number.
    Located in one of Quincy's landmark buildings, GEMS, as the school is known has a tradition of high student proficiency in both math and reading. And it has been an 'A' school for six years.
    The school serves 192 pre-K through sixth grade students, up from 142 last year.

  • Football season is on for East, West and Munroe

    The regular high school football season has finally arrived in Gadsden County, but it will be another week before any home field action.

    After some brutal summer practice and exciting preliminary action, East Gadsden High School, West Gadsden High School and Robert F. Munroe Day School will all hit the road Friday to start their seasons away.

  • Police chief and wife arrested

    Greensboro Police Chief Tim Hall, the town's only police officer, and his wife Marsha were both in the county jail Monday morning. The pair came in at 7 a.m. and were granted a pre-trial release. Both have been charged with domestic violence.
        According to information released by the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, Chief Hall and his wife argued Sunday night about a doctor's appointment she had Monday morning. Marsha Hall said she attempted to leave and Tim Hall physically prevented her from leaving

  • Medical Center ends successful first year

      News from the Gadsden Campus of Capital Regional Medical Center is good, according to CEO Bud Wethington.
        "We've just completed one year. We've seen 18,000 patients in the ER and 11,000 for diagnostics. We see a lot of patients that don't have funds and we give them the care they need. We have a loss but it's within the plan that we projected. It's proven to be a good, viable, arrangement. I think we're doing a good thing and we've enjoyed being here in Gadsden County." Wethington said.