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Opinion

  • THE ISSUE: Back-scratching on the taxpayer tab.


    OUR OPINION: Not acceptable.

  • It was a small rally, but the speakers made some pretty strong points.
    After all, the crowd had come out to rally against "racial discrimination." Racial discrimination in Florida's only black majority county in 2011. Just the idea seems strangely out of date and out of touch with what we like to think of as modern America. Even the advance flyers for the event sounded like they could have been printed for the last century.
    But now we have a high profile lawsuit, or several hanging on that very serious allegation.

  • You can stay pretty busy keeping up with Gadsden County's high school students.

    And we are proud to cover and promote the continuing achievements of our young adults in sports, academics and community involvement.

    In the past two weeks, the Gadsden County Times has enjoyed the opportunity to put the spotlight on outstanding high school students from our area who have made their mark in different ways.

  •         I am listing these "10 unpleasant facts," as they were called in the Oct. 25, 2010, issue of the Wall Street Journal because someone shared them with me and I want to share it with our readers. There is a lot of work to be done in the black community. These facts won't go away by wishing them away or pretending they're not true. Ask any teacher, social worker, judge or law enforcement officer in our county and find out for yourself. This is disturbing/

  • Reading a book about a place I am about to visit or spend some time has been one of my greatest thrills in life.† If its a good reading experience you become more excited and thrilled with the idea of finally arriving at your new destination, especially if its a long dreamed about vacation spot or a new home in more pleasant surroundings.

  • Editor,

    We may be a small town but we have Big Art and Big Music. I get excited about every opening at the Gadsden Art Center and every new musical at the Leaf Theatre.

    The Music Man will open on Friday the 15th and I will be volunteering for the first time. I am giddy.

  • September 30, 2010

    To: America
    From: Dick (Cowboy) Locke

    Reference: Drug Testing

  •    There is so much going on downtown Quincy that it would be a shame to miss it. First, I think that the community owes CRA/MainStreet Director Charles Hayes a pat on the back for the work he has put into bringing people downtown. Now we have regulars from Tallahassee and other areas joining our citizens to enjoy music. fun and fellowship.

  • No, Joan, please tell that nice grandmother friend of yours that I
    really don’t want to take on tutoring her grandchild. I like helping
    out the kids here at LBJ, and I’m finding more and more
    that they really need me.”
    I had been volunteering out at the LBJ CCC camp in Franklin,

  •    I am so sick of this year's crop of political candidates. I am sick of the nasty, mean-spirited television commercials I grab the remote control as soon as one comes on. I try my very best to dodge them or at least hit the mute button as quickly as possible.

  • Dear Editor,

  • In denying reappointment interviews to two members to the Florida Public Service Commission, the PSC Nominating Council proves just how questionable the relationship between utilities and the entity that regulates it is.eeeeJust ask Nancy Argenziano: “This is a very dysfunctional and corrupt system,” said the PSC chairwoman, who is being shown the door in January at the end of her four-year term.

  • City officials need to step up and do something

    I have lived in Quincy all of my life and up until a few years ago, I have loved living here. We have some very noisy neighbors that have moved in and set up a dance hall across from Kelly’s Jr. No. 9.

    Every weekend this so-called music is so loud you can’t sleep. This goes on until 2:30 and 3 a.m. I have called the police every weekend. Sometimes they might come out, but most of the time they don’t.

  • Mother’s Day. It’s just around the corner. There are many who will celebrate it with bittersweet memories of their mothers who are no longer here. Others are fortunate enough to be able to spend the holiday with their moms.

    I am one of those still blessed to have my mother here with me. Well, she’s not here, but she’s still here...if you get what I mean. She doesn’t live here; she lives in North Georgia.

    When I think back over the course of my life, there’s one constant thread...the love of my mother.

  • Last week was a busy one for law enforcement and a sad one for several families who had to bury loved ones. It happens all too frequently in our state and in our nation. But I suppose I am most bothered by some of the comments people make about Gadsden County. It appears that some of our neighbors are chomping at the bit and waiting for a tragedy to befall our community so they can take pot-shots at us.

    The most troubling and insulting comment came from someone who wrote: "Let's bulldoze Gadsden County and start from scratch."

  • Commissioner speaks against allegations

    I read the April 22 paid advertisement that Dr. Sterling Watson submitted to your newspaper announcing his candidacy for the District 2 County Commission seat.  As a current member of the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners (to whom he referred several times) I feel obligated to respond.

  • It’s May already...and summer’s just around the corner. When I realized that, it got me to thinking about all the things I grew up doing during those blissful months without the burden of homework or school.

    When I was a kid, the thing to do in the summertime was to go to the pool at the American Legion. It cost a dollar to get in, and there was a snack bar where you could purchase a small cup of soda and choose from a number of snack foods.