http://www.gadcotimes.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Open house lures learners http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/open-house-lures-learners <img src="http://www.gadcotimes.com/sites/www.gadcotimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0818_havana_magnet_domc.jpg" alt="Parents sign their children up for the backpack raffle at Havana Magnet. " title="Parents sign their children up for the backpack raffle at Havana Magnet. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Students, along with their families, filled the halls of Havana Magnet School this past Friday for an open house and orientation.<br /> Akelia Knight said her 7-year-old daughter Makayla is entering the second grade.&nbsp; This will be Makayla&rsquo;s second year at Havana Magnet. &nbsp;<br /> &ldquo;She has been doing so much better here,&rdquo; Knight said. &nbsp;<br /> As students visited their new classrooms and met their teachers, the school gave away uniforms and school supplies, and also raffled off backpacks.<br /> Quincy Commission opposes bike trail http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/quincy-commission-opposes-bike-trail <p class="rtecenter"> <strong>ERIN HILL</strong><br /> <em>Reporter</em></p> Schools superintendent shares thoughts on final term http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/schools-superintendent-shares-thoughts-final-term <img src="http://www.gadcotimes.com/sites/www.gadcotimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/james1.png" alt="Reginald James" title="Reginald James" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>ERIN HILL</strong><br /> <em>Reporter</em></p> Churches host forum to promote law, order, unity http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/churches-host-forum-promote-law-order-unity <img src="http://www.gadcotimes.com/sites/www.gadcotimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0804_unity_pewsc.jpg" alt="Gadsden County residents pack New Jerusalem Missionary Missionary Baptist Church for the for the Call for Unity community forum. " title="Gadsden County residents pack New Jerusalem Missionary Missionary Baptist Church for the for the Call for Unity community forum. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> ERIN HILL<br /> <em>Correspondent</em></p> Midway group pushing for change http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/midway-group-pushing-change <p> This past Thursday night, the Midway Citizens for Change met with attorney Johnny Williams at the Comfort Inn in Midway to discuss what actions they could take to improve governance in their city.<br /> Williams, who previously served as Midway&rsquo;s city attorney, explained what the city charter and state statute says regarding changes in the city&rsquo;s local government. He also explained the proper way to go about making those changes.<br /> District 5 BOCC candidates talk health at forum http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/district-5-bocc-candidates-talk-health-forum-0 <img src="http://www.gadcotimes.com/sites/www.gadcotimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0804_bocc_final_candidate_forumc.jpg" alt="District 5 BOCC candidates stand for a photo at a political forum Saturday, July 30. Pictured here, from left, are: Keith Dowdell, Sherrie Taylor, Michael Scott Watson and Rontez Phillips. " title="District 5 BOCC candidates stand for a photo at a political forum Saturday, July 30. Pictured here, from left, are: Keith Dowdell, Sherrie Taylor, Michael Scott Watson and Rontez Phillips. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong>ERIN HILL</strong><br /> <em>Correspondent</em></p> Chamber speaker says grant could boost local economy http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/chamber-speaker-says-grant-could-boost-local-economy <img src="http://www.gadcotimes.com/sites/www.gadcotimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0804_brill_betterc.jpg" alt="David Brill speaks Wednesday, July 27, at the Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce’s’ monthly Go Gadsden meeting. " title="David Brill speaks Wednesday, July 27, at the Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce’s’ monthly Go Gadsden meeting. " align="left" hspace="6" width="165" height="85" /><p> <strong>ERIN HILL</strong><br /> <em>Correspondent</em><br /> Breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty was the topic of speaker Dale Brill at the July 27 Go Gadsden meeting hosted by the Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce.<br /> Brill, president of Think Spot, announced plans to get funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for economic development in Gadsden County.<br /> Pushing for improvement http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/pushing-improvement <img src="http://www.gadcotimes.com/sites/www.gadcotimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0721_step_up_gadsden_sappc.jpg" alt="Quincy Police Chief Glenn Sapp explains during a July 13 meeting of Step Up for Gadsden the reasons why citizens and law enforcement must learn to work together to ensure safer communities for all. " title="Quincy Police Chief Glenn Sapp explains during a July 13 meeting of Step Up for Gadsden the reasons why citizens and law enforcement must learn to work together to ensure safer communities for all. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong>ERIN HILL</strong><br /> <em>Correspondent</em></p>