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Today's News

  • Recall vote up to judge

    The decision of whether or not to have a recall election for a Quincy commissioner’s seat now rests in a judge’s hands.
    Commissioner Micah Brown, of District 2, was notified Jan. 7 via letter that an adequate number of signatures on the petition requesting his removal from the commission had been verified.
    The letter states 186 signatures were verified, surpassing the required minimum of 119. It also says at least 15 percent of the qualified voters in that district were certified to have signed the petition.

  • Persistent memory-keeper

    Priscilla Stephens Kruize has high ambitions for the Black Heritage Museum in Quincy.
    She was raised in a segregated school system, arrested many times while protesting for civil rights in the ‘60s, and spent more than a decade living abroad in Africa and Europe. She now wants to bring pieces of the cultures she was privileged to experience to the children of Quincy.

  • Jags eyeing district title; Panthers poised to pounce

    During the Christmas break, East and West Gadsden competed in basketball tournaments in an effort to both improve and prepare for the second half of the season.
    On Dec. 26 to 29, West Gadsden traveled to Thomasville , Ga., to play in the State Farm
    Hoop Fest Tournament; during the trip the Panthers defeated Barron County but suffered losses to Thomasville High and Seminole County. Coach Andrew Moten said his team “started to decline in free-throw percentage. In both of our losses we missed double-digit attempts from the free-throw line.”  

  • Countywide girls basketball continues

    Munroe
    The Munroe girls basketball team had a 1-1 week against two district opponents.  The team lost to visiting FAMU-DRS by  lopsided score but then defeated Tallavana Christian on Thursday night for a district win.
    FAMU 63                    MUNROE 15

  • '42'

    Watching the movie “42” a few nights ago was good for my soul and reminded me of how much we need more movies or TV shows that inspire us with heroic deeds performed by true and deserving heroes.
    Most baseball fans, no matter how old, will recognize 42 as Jackie Robinson’s number when he played with the major league Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team.
    It is the only number that has been permanently retired by all major league baseball teams.

  • Civil rights hero’s legacy continues to inspire

    In the wake of the horrific murderous attacks in Paris, and in recognition that terrorism in all its forms must be condemned, it’s important to honor leaders who use non-violent means to reach needed
    societal reforms.
     In anticipation of the Monday, Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Day celebration, I’m pleased to share this personal reflection.  

  • Praise the Lord! January 15, 2015

    Honoring
    MLK’s memory
    Mt. Calvary’s 28th Annual MLK Holiday Breakfast/Awards Celebration will start at 8  a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at Mt. Calvary Primitive Baptist in Quincy in the Robertsville Community. The event will include a dynamic speaker, choir, full course hot breakfast (no charge), door prizes and a grocery box will be give away valued at more than $250.
    Celebrating
    Super Men

  • Grace Notes

    By Nancy Kennedy

    Special to the Times

  • Celebrating a fresh start

    In front of family members, drug counselors, county officials, and the Sheriff, 13 county inmates received certificates commemorating their graduation from the drug education portion of the jail’s Re-Entry Program Monday afternoon.
    Annie Britt-Berry led the drug education program, appointed by Sheriff Morris Young to execute and add to his own plan. During the graduation, Britt-Berry expressed her understanding for the graduates’ plight by admitting to being a recovering drug addict herself.

  • Gadsden gears up for same-sex weddings

    Florida now allows same-sex couples the right to marry, becoming the 36th state to do so.
    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is reported to still be appealing the decision to allow same-sex marriage in state and federal courts.
    Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel, of Miami, declared the ban on gay marriage unconstitutional in a July 2014 ruling.