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Today's News

  • BoCC moves ahead with new EMS home

    CURT WILKERSON

    Times Correspondent

    Rising artistic talent was on display at the Dec. 3 meeting of the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC). East Gadsden High art teacher Andre Barnes and star pupil Devonte King drew sketches of the BoCC throughout the evening, much like courtroom sketch artists depict a trial.

  • Man accused of setting two home fires

    On Sunday, Dec. 1, the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office asked the Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office to investigate a mobile home fire located at 467 River Road in Havana. 

  • Better together

    The community Thanksgiving dinner hosted by Christ Town Ministries has grown from a true potluck to a well-planned feast.

    Laura Wells, wife of Christ Town founder Pastor Bob Wells, said all Thanksgiving morning she had been feeling nostalgic about that first dinner in 2002.

    She said aback then, the ministry had 60 residents and people started asking what the ministry was going to do for Thanksgiving. Her answer: “I don’t know.”

  • Jury selection in murder trial starts Monday

    Jury selection for a murder trial is slated to start Monday at the Gadsden County Court House before Judge Jonathan E. Sjostrom. 

    Elijah Brookins, 34, is accused of killing a fellow inmate Sept. 20, 2011, as both men were being transported by bus, along with 22 other inmates, to the Jefferson Correctional Institution.

  • Quincy adopts amended budget with 4-1 vote

    At the Tuesday, Nov. 26, meeting of the Quincy commission, Theresa Moore, Quincy’s finance director, presented for approval an amended general fund budget to close out the 2013 fiscal year.

    “There were sufficient revenues in the general fund budget to cover all expenditures that occurred,” Moore said.

  • Jags finish season with loss to Rickards

    TERRANCE CHISOLM

    Times Sports Correspondent

    This past Thursday, the East Gadsden Jaguars ended their regular season on the road against the Rickards Raiders. The bright lights of the North Florida Fair provided a perfect backdrop for the game. With 8:46 left in the first quarter, the Raiders scored the first touchdown of the game, which gave them a 7-0 lead over the Jaguars. 

  • Bobcats finish season 7-3

    In what turned out to be a harder-fought contest than might have been expected, the Munroe Bobcats held on to win against the Panthers of John Paul II, who had only one win on the season, this past Friday in Tallahassee at Florida High’s field. 

  • Former interim police chief nabs top cop job in Midway

    CURT WILKERSON

    Times Correspondent

    Following the recommendation of Interim City Manager Dorothy Inman-Johnson, the Midway City Council voted unanimously to keep Jerome Turner in the office of Midway Chief of Police. Turner had been serving as interim chief following the arrest of the former chief on charges of theft and misconduct. 

  • Food distribution event draws attention to need

    The long line of vehicles spoke volumes.

    This line of traffic was for those from Gadsden, Leon, Liberty, Jefferson, Franklin and Wakulla counties who came to a community food distribution Nov. 5 at the Farm Share facility in Quincy.

    According to Farm Share spokeswoman Mia DeVane, this giveaway event provided more than 80,000 pounds of food to 860 households representing more than 3,050 individuals.

  • Repurposing a piece of history

    With the snip of an enormous pair of scissors, an old building got a new job this past Saturday when The Historic Greensboro Apalachicola Northern Depot officially reopened with a special celebration.