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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Chief says meth likely to be issue

    Quincy Police Chief Ferman Richardson says the city hasn't seem the magnitude of methamphetamine abuse that has been experienced by our neighbors to the north, south, east and west.

    "You can bet if it's all around us, it's just a matter of time before we have similar problems. In fact, we may already have the same problems and not know it," Richardson said.

  • Locals head to D.C. for inauguration

    Like millions of Americans from across the nation, at least four buses loaded with Gadsden County residents, along with an unknown number of people who drove their personal and rented vehicles, headed to Washington, D.C. in recent days to be a part of the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

    One bus loaded up in the parking lot of the Quincy Plaza Sunday afternoon.

  • Exhibits open at Gadsden Arts Center

    Three exhibits in one drew people from all walks of life to the Gadsden Arts Center last Friday night. Phil Gleason's sculptures dominated the Sara May Love Gallery, the works of the Gadsden Arts Center Artists Guild were on display in the Zoe Golloway Exhibition Hall and the black and white photographs from “Journey Toward Freedom” were shown in the Bates Community Gallery.

    “Journey Toward Freedom” is an exhibition of black and white photographs which focuses on the journey that changed the course of history.