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Today's News

  • EGHS zaps No. 2 Rickards 72-62

    The Rickards Raider basketball team had been marching right through the Big Bend and District 2-4A to the tune of a 17-0 record. The Raiders the top team in the area as well as the state's No. 2 Class 4-A team.

    But East Gadsden High School’s Jaguars put the Raiders and the rest of the state on notice that the rest of the year may be different with a 72-62 win over Rickards in the Raider gym Saturday night.

  • Job fair offers help to local displaced workers

    Each morning, instead of going to his job at Quincy Farms, Ronald Anderson gets up at the usual 6:30 a.m. and heads to his kitchen. He'd rather be going out to work but instead he prepares breakfast for his wife before she goes to work.

    "That's the hardest part for me, watching my wife go to work every day. I clean the house and I've been looking for work, in Leon County, at Florida State Hospital and all over Gadsden County, but I haven't had any luck," Anderson said.

  • Communty Briefs

    Quincy City Commission meets at Quincy City Hall at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

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    Gadsden County Commission meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month in the commission chambers in downtown Quincy.

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    Gadsden County Planning and Zoning meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the commission chambers in downtown Quincy.

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    Gretna City Commission meets at Gretna City Hall at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

  • Coalition works to help local residents in need

    Overcast skies and a few light sprinkles Saturday only energized some members of the newly-formed Gadsden County Coalition for Change as they spent a big part of the day boxing and delivering non-perishable food items to organizations that feed Quincy's hungry. Most of the 20 members of the organization worked in the campaign of President Barack Obama and supported his ideas of community service.

  • Despite cold temperatures, historic event warms heart of local woman

    Handheld heat packs were never a part of Betsey Thomas' wardrobe until last week. The $1 purchases kept Thomas' hands and feet warm when she experienced the "coldest day of her life." But the temperature was irrelevant because Thomas was warmed through and through as she attended the inauguration of the 44th president of the United States.

    “I had on layers of clothing and I used the hot packs in my boots and in my gloves. They kept me warm but there were so many people around us packed so tightly and that provided a little more warmth," she said.

  • She wasn’t going to go...but is oh, so glad she did

    Jeanette Wynn wasn't going to the inauguration. Typically she goes to Washington, D.C. on business at least four or five times a year, and she wasn't up for the crowds or congestion. And she had attended the inaugurations of Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.

  • Mother, daughter say they wouldn’t have missed the inauguration for anything

    "We had a lot of fun; we met a lot of great people. I wouldn't have missed it for anything," said Kathryn Cowdery.

    She and her daughter, 17-year-old Colleen, wanted to join others to see history made when the 44th and first African-American president was sworn into office.

    "Although there were two million people there, I felt so close, so connected to everyone there and everyone seemed so excited," she said.

  • EGHS to host FCAT Explosion this month

    East Gadsden High School is hosting a parent and student FCAT Explosion, for students in grades six through 12.

    While students take advantage of tutoring in reading, math, writing and science, parents will receive free gifts, including a dinner for two, gift cards, a shopping spree, and gas and phone cards.

    The event will be held from 9 a.m. until noon at the following locations and on these dates:

    • Jan. 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Quincy Public Library

    • Jan. 31, Beulah Hill Missionary Baptist Church

  • Did you go to Obama's inauguration?

    A historic event took place Jan. 20 as America’s first African-American president was sworn in.

    People from all over the country  flocked to Washington, D.C. for the event, even some local folks from right here in Gadsden County.

    If you went to the inauguration, we’d like to hear from you. We’d like to include your memories and commentary in an upcoming edition of the Times. We’d also like to publish some of your photos in both our print and online editions.

  • HES students collect pennies

    Students at Havana Elementary School will again participate in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients program, one of the society’s national school and youth programs that raises money to find cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma while providing information and support services to patients and their families.