Today's News

  • Midway police aim to unionize

    The city of Midway held a special meeting May 6 to discuss the police department’s interest in unionization. 

    “It would allow me to do my job that much better,” said Jerome Turner, chief of the Midway Police Department. “It would polarize a lot of the decisions I have to make.”

    Turner said a more “black and white” code of policies and procedures would be helpful when dealing with decisions that might be controversial. 

  • Police: Traffic stop ends scheme hatched in Calif.


    Two California women, Destiny Dean and Shalana Riggins, were arrested May 8 by Havana police when the out-of-state pair sped past a parked officer on U.S. 27. According to the Havana Police Department report, they were traveling 47 mph in a 30 mph zone. 

    When the officer arrived at the driver’s window, he asked Riggins for her driver’s license. According to the report, she provided the officer with a Texas driver’s license, bearing the name Monique Mercado. 

  • Munroe falls to Aucilla

    After besting rival Aucilla Christian three times this season, the last for the District 1-2A championship, the Munroe Bobcats couldn’t make it four for four. 

    Their season came to an abrupt end in the regional playoffs as the visiting Warriors prevailed 4-1 Tuesday, May 6, at Bradford May Field. Aucilla limited Munroe to only two hits and took advantage of Bobcat errors to complete the upset. 

  • Midway faces legal threat, deficit

    City of Midway leaders met May 1 for their regular monthly meeting. The council members discussed the city’s developmental, financial, and legal issues — all of which persist as problems for the city.

    “We’re down to our last penny,” said Charles “Chuck” Willis, toward the meeting’s conclusion. “We’ve got to be careful how we spend it.”

  • Soaked through, waterlogged

    Flooding returned to Gadsden County after the rains soaked the area April 30, May 1 and May 2. The Robertsville Fire Station was threatened when the adjacent field-turned-lake’s banks began lapping at the station’s door. Similarly, houses were faced with flooded yards and farm equipment was confronted with drenched terrain. 

  • Havana gets new council member


    Times Correspondent

    The Havana Town Council held a meeting this past week to discuss new city developments, review financial reports and swear in Councilmember Karen Bass. 

    “I know Ms. Bass personally and I’m glad she’s here,” Councilman Matt Thro said. “She’s very qualified for the position.”

    The meeting also included time for public comment.

  • Deputy interrupts suspected drug sale

    Three men were arrested on drug-related charges at 2:45 p.m. May 2 during a traffic stop at the corner of Madison and King streets in Quincy. The suspects are Christopher Eugene Lockett, 36; Michael Johnson, 25; and Conterious Lamar Nash, 31. 

    According to a GCSO report, at the time of his arrest Lockett told deputies he had drugs in his possession and he knew he was going to jail. 

  • Munroe softball out in second round of playoffs

    The Munroe softball team lost for the fourth time this season to Aucilla Christian Academy, but it was this loss that stung the most. The Warriors won the 2A Region 1 semifinal game 10- 0 and ended the Lady Cats’ season.

  • Bobcats best Cedar Creek in regional opener

    Bobcats shut out Cedar Creek in regional opener

    After finishing the regular season with a record of 20-5 and the title of District 1-2A champions, the Munroe Bobcats began the FHSAA 2A regional baseball playoffs with a convincing 5-0 win over District 2 runner-up Cedar Creek Christian from Jacksonville. 

    The Bobcats dominated all phases of the game, holding the visitors to one hit while collecting 10 of their own and committing only a single error. 

  • Praise the Lord! May 8, 2014

    A church service to remember

    Greater Tanner Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1911 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Quincy, with the Rev. Sterling Barkley Sr., pastor, will have a Memorial Program on May 25. The Memorial Program is dedicated to the memory of beloved members, who are no longer alive. Families are invited to attend the service and to purchase a Memory Brick/Tile for $75. Information on brick/tile: Name, Date of Birth and Deceased Date. Deadline is 3 p.m. April 30.