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Today's News

  • Fleeing suspect crashes into patrol car

    A pre-dawn car chase through the city streets of Quincy turned to a foot pursuit before Gadsden County deputies and a Quincy police officer caught suspect Emmanuel Jerome Gordon, 28. 

    According to the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Deputy Marcus Dixon was traveling westbound on Jefferson Street when he spotted a white Ford F-150, westbound, speeding and swerving. 

  • Quincy leaders look at logging, busing

    Saving money and making money were on the minds of Quincy commissioners at the regular June 10 meeting.

    Members of the commissioners discussed a continuation of their expired contract with the Whitfield Timber Company for the harvesting of trees in the city’s industrial park. The city and the company signed the initial agreement during October 2013. 

  • Former Bobcat returns to coach at alma mater

    TERRANCE CHISOLM

    Times 

    Sports Correspondent

    The Bobcats of Robert F. Munroe will enter into the upcoming football season under the leadership of their recently acquired Head Coach Jimmy Harris. 

    Although this is his first year as the school’s head football coach, Harris is no stranger to the Bobcat Nation; he lined up along the team’s offensive and defensive lines in the 1970s.

  • Community basketball
  • Praise the Lord! June 19, 2014

    Clothing giveaway Saturday

    Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church, corner of 9th and Crawford in Quincy, announces the June Clothing Give-Away. There are clothing items for youth and adults available free of charge. Everyone is invited to come out for free items from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 22. 

    Celebrate 190 years of 

    Old Mt. Pleasant UMC

  • Former Quincy city manager files lawsuit

    Jack McLean, former Quincy city manager, is suing his former employer for his severance pay, his leave-time pay and his retirement pay. McLean’s case documents allege the city is unlawfully withholding all three sums, including the retirement, which the former manager’s case contends he paid into during his tenure with the city. 

  • Adventures in agriculture

    Florida A&M University’s Cooperative Extension Program hosted the annual Farm Fest and Springtime Agri-Showcase on June 7 at the FAMU research and Extension Center on Bainbridge Highway in Quincy. 

    The event began at 7 a.m. with a 2K walk/run — but activities and exhibitions commenced around 9 a.m. The event included displays concerning crop growth, food processes, climate changes, new technology and more. 

  • County planning rule sparks debate

    The Gadsden County Commissioners met for a regular meeting June 3. Extensive discussion of the Citizen’s Growth Management and Planning Bill of Rights ensued. 

    Commissioner Sherrie Taylor said she initially voted for the bill because citizens should be kept informed about the possibility of commercial developments in their neighborhoods before the businesses break ground. Taylor also said, at the time, three commissioners were running the county via the power of their three-vote majority. 

  • Midway city manager reports budget back on track

    Willie Brown from the Gadsden County Planning Department attended Midway’s monthly city council meeting June 5 to provide a second reading of an annexation document for property owned by Greg Russell. 

    Councilmember Charlie “Chuck” Willis asked for what the annexed property will be used. 

    “The business is already there,” said Brown. “The Greg Russell property is known as the Auction House.”

  • Praise the Lord! June 12, 2014

    Celebrate 190 years of Old Mt. Pleasant UMC