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Today's News

  • Williams responds to employment charges

    In a memo to the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners, Johnny Williams, county administrator listed the number of African-Americans holding supervisory positions in county government as well as the number and race of employees who have been separated from county government.
        The memo, according to Williams, is an attempt to answer allegations made by "proponents of several lawsuits that we have no African Americans supervisors in Gadsden County."

  • Website access changing

    Starting on March 17, the Gadsden County Times website, www.gadcotimes.com will become to a subscription-based news and information source.
    The Times will  offer its valued newspaper subscribers complete access to all of the news and features currently in the print product, plus a number of online-only features such as videos, slideshows, reader interaction and more. A digital version of every issue of the newspaper will also be available to subscribers online.
    If you already subscribe to the Times, go to

  • New police chief takes oath of office

    "This is a new day," said Quincy's newly appointed police chief Walt McNeil minutes after he took the oath of office in front of city officials, police officers and citizens Feb. 28 at city hall in a 10 a.m. ceremony
    City Manager McLean said the city is getting strong leadership in McNeil and urged citizens to join McNeil in making sure that community rallies behind he chief so the city can become an outstanding department.
    McNeil said he wanted to ease any concerns that residents may have about his intentions to remain police chief for the long haul.

  • 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 Just the idea seems strangely out of date and out of touch with what we like to think of as modern America.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.