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Today's News

  • Danger signs?

    Carissa Jones lives out in the country. The Quincy resident has a few neighbors close by — a herd of cows among them. Other landmarks near her Flat Creek Road home include a silo and a time-weathered barn.

    But the down-home charm in her neighborhood has been marred by what some might consider a strictly inner-city blight: crude gang-style graffiti covering most of her home’s privacy fence.

  • Midway looks to county for planning help

    CURT WILKERSON

    Times Correspondent

    A proposed inter-local agreement for Gadsden County to provide city planning services to the city of Midway raised debate at the Jan. 2 meeting of the Midway City Council. 

    The agreement would enable the county to assist a growth management department that is in a state of disarray. Councilwoman Allean Robinson was opposed to the proposition.

  • New re-entry center offers opportunities

     CURT WILKERSON

  • Merriment in Havana

    CHERI HARRIS

    Times

    With hugs from Santa, bubbles, glitter and lots of whimsy, the sparkly side of Christmas was on display in Havana this past Saturday during the holiday festival and lawnmower parade that drew merrymakers of all ages. 

    Face painters, inflatables, food vendors and a number of crafters were among other attractions downtown.

  • Midway: Year in review

    CURT WILKERSON

    Times 

    Correspondent

    On Aug. 15, federal and state law enforcement agents raided Midway City Hall and the home of then-city manager as part of an ongoing investigation. The city manager was subsequently arrested on an unrelated probation violation and resigned. Midway faced chaos and financial duress.

  • BoCC hears input on roads, land

     CURT WILKERSON

  • GTI’s nail program scratching the surface

    Whether it’s the chance to explore a rewarding vocation for free in high school or start a second career as an adult, Gadsden Technical Institute Nail Technology Instructor Cynthia Kimbrell said the program has a lot to offer the community.

    In addition to offering education to students, it also offers salon services such as manicures, pedicures and acrylics, as well as spa treatments such as waxing and facials at affordable prices.

  • Quincy audit misses another deadline

    CURT WILKERSON

    Times Correspondent

    Quincy City Commissioner Derrick Elias motioned to renegotiate the terms of City Manager Jack McLean’s contract at the Dec. 10 meeting of the Quincy City Commission. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Andy Gay and will be placed on the agenda for the Jan. 14 commission meeting.

  • Heritage of faith
  • Thieves strike three day cares

    CURT WILKERSON

    Times Correspondent

    At 5:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, Martha Anderson, director of the Minnie Bell Center KC day care center on 120 S. Madison St. in Quincy, arrived to work and noticed the back gate was open. She told The Times she didn’t think much about it, but when the back door opened awkwardly, her suspicions began to rise.