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Today's News

  • McLendon, Hayford to wed

    Paul and Connie McLendon of Quincy and Tom and Vicki Hayford of Bonifay are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Carrie Marie McLendon and Harold Jason Hayford.

    The wedding is set for Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. at the home of Earl and Faye Dawkins. No invitations will be sent and all are invited to attend

  • Edwards concert to benefit Havana Relay for Life

    Quincy native Craig Edwards will be in concert at Tallavana Community Church Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. to benefit the Havana Relay for Life – and he said supporting this cause is something near and dear to his heart.

    “I lost my uncle last year to cancer, and I have friends right now who have it,” he said, adding that the community should come out and support the American Cancer Society, the Relay and anyone they know who has cancer.

  • Crist makes it official: Garner is in

    UPDATED 11.11.09

    Gov. Charlie Crist reconfirmed his appointment of Quincy native Kathy Garner as Gadsden county judge Nov. 10.

    Crist appointed Garner to fill the seat vacated by county judge Stewart Parsons on Oct. 27. Parsons, who turns 70 this month, is required by law to step down because of age limits. Less than 24 hours after the appointment was announced, Crist put the appointment on hold.

  • Tell us your best, worst Thanksgiving memories

    A lot of young wives have been there. You plan to make your first Thanksgiving as a newlywed memorable by roasting a turkey to perfection and serving all the holiday favorites. You’ve invited the in-laws and you’ve set the table with all of your wedding china.

    And then you burn the bird.

    The Times is looking for humorous Thanksgiving disaster stories – and it doesn’t even have to be about your first one as a wife.

    We’re also looking for stories about your best Thanksgiving ever...tell us your favorite memories and traditions.

  • Mentoring program still seeking adults to help local students

    The fledgling mentoring  initiative in the Gadsden County School District is off and running – but more mentors are needed.

    Originally the brain-child of Erica Starling, director of personnel and staff development for the district, the program began as a way to prevent the more than 300 students at Carter-Parramore Academy from feeling separated from the rest of the district’s students and to enable them to return to their own schools and be academically successful.

  • County attorney chastises TDC; Tells council proper notice must be given

    County attorney Deborah Minnis told members of the Gadsden County Tourist Development Council during their regular meeting Monday afternoon that announcing a meeting will be continued does not constitute proper public notice.

    Meetings such as the ones conducted by the TDC operate as an arm of the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners and, as such, are bound by the rules and regulations as those that govern all meetings under the state's Sunshine Law, she said.

  • Quincy man dead after shooting in Tallahassee

    UPDATE:

    Investigators later found a handgun and marijuana on the roof of one of the apartment buildings, which they believe was done in an attempt to hide them. It was also reported Dixon's wound was to his leg, and the other victim was wounded in his calf.

    Curtis Dixon Jr. 22, of Quincy, died Nov. 17 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital following a shooting that same day at 2425 Mission Road in Tallahassee.

  • County EMS director resigns

    Gadsden County Emergency Medical Services Director Brian Beasley has resigned his position, effective Nov. 13. Capt. Larry Crum, shift commander with EMS, has been named interim director until a permanent replacement is hired.

    Johnny Williams, county administrator, would not discuss Beasley's resignation, calling it a personnel matter.

    "This is considered a personnel matter and it is our policy not to discuss personnel matters. This is for the protection of the employee and of the county," Williams said.

  • Hundreds attend Parsons retirement gathering

    Hundreds attended the public retirement reception Nov. 13 for county Judge Stewart Parsons. Parson thanked the people who attended the event and said the past 9 years  he has spent on the bench have been the best of his life.

    Others, like Clerk of Courts Nicholas Thomas, praised Parsons for the enthusiasm he brought to the job and his willingness to work with others.

  • Former opponent asks for support of newly appointed judge

    On Nov. 16 Kathy Garner took office as Gadsden County judge, having been appointed by the governor to replace the honorable Stewart Parsons, who is retiring.