http://www.gadcotimes.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Final homecoming, final farewell http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/final-homecoming-final-farewell <img src="http://www.gadcotimes.com/sites/www.gadcotimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kathys_photo_1.jpg" alt="U.S. Army Sgt. Gerald Von Atkinson is shown here in his flying gear. " title="U.S. Army Sgt. Gerald Von Atkinson is shown here in his flying gear. " align="left" hspace="6" width="62" height="85" /><p> <strong>ISSAC MORGAN<br /> </strong></p> <p> <em>Times Correspondent<br /> </em></p> Interim city manager under fire http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/interim-city-manager-under-fire <p> Quincy Interim City Manager Mike Wade came under fire after Commissioner Keith Dowdell asked Wade questions and then made a motion at the Aug. 12 Quincy Commission meeting for an administrative investigation surrounding allegations of improperly maintained city personnel files.<br /> &nbsp;&ldquo;Destroying public documents is a felony,&rdquo; said Dowdell.<br /> Candidates in the spotlight at political forum http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/candidates-spotlight-political-forum <p> Voters had the opportunity to hear a number of candidates explain the big ideas behind their slogans at a political forum.<br /> The Democratic Women&rsquo;s Club, Gadsden Classroom Teachers Association and WQTN hosted the Aug. 14 event. Gadsden County educator Angela Sapp and Herald of Gadsden County Editor Byron Spires served as moderators for the event, reading out candidate-supplied biographical information to introduce each candidate; the candidates also had the opportunity to make a three-minute speech.<br /> Major step in new road complete http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/major-step-new-road-complete <img src="http://www.gadcotimes.com/sites/www.gadcotimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0731_cover_the_edge.jpg" alt="Engineer Matt Young of RS &amp; H looks Saturday over the recently constructed bridge that now spans Quincy Creek. " title="Engineer Matt Young of RS &amp; H looks Saturday over the recently constructed bridge that now spans Quincy Creek. " align="left" hspace="6" width="93" height="85" /><p> A new milestone was achieved in the construction of Quincy&rsquo;s bypass.<br /> The passage between U.S. 90 and Highway 12 includes one bridge, visible from Havana Highway when looking south. This span is necessary to traverse the Quincy Creek and the swampy lowlands between the two existing roads. Structurally, the bridge is now sound. Construction personnel can drive and walk over it at will. &nbsp;<br /> Havana Sunday liquor sales approved http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/havana-sunday-liquor-sales-approved <p> ISSAC MORGAN</p> <p> <em>Times Correspondent<br /> </em></p> King Street speeding causes concern http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/king-street-speeding-causes-concern <p> Drivers&rsquo; speed on Quincy&rsquo;s King Street has been a source of complaints at the city meetings for weeks. Commissioner Andy Gay, in particular, has spoken about the desire to slow vehicles along this road while acknowledging the finite number of officers available to enforce traffic laws all over the city.<br /> &ldquo;King has become a major east/west route for motorist driving through the city,&rdquo; said Glenn Sapp, assistant police chief. &ldquo;Almost a mile has no traffic signals or stop signs.&rdquo;<br /> City hopes landfill test will save $350K http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/city-hopes-landfill-test-will-save-350k <p> Even a landfill eventually reaches its expiration date. One, past due, was a topic of lengthy discussion at the July 22 Quincy City Commission meeting.<br /> The commissioners considered closing Cell 9 of the Quincy-Byrd landfill. The 5.4-acre cell is one of 11 constituting the entire landfill.<br /> Cell 9 was originally permitted as a Class III landfill, a designation allowing for the dumping of household waste. The cell, however, was never used in this fashion, serving instead as a repository for land clearing-debris or LCD.<br /> Summer splashing http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/summer-splashing <img src="http://www.gadcotimes.com/sites/www.gadcotimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0731_water_canon_splash_.jpg" alt="One young fellow hangs on the elephant’s trunk as mist from the water jet blows over him July 22 at the splash pad in Quincy. He attends Bright Futures Academic and Enrichment Academy, a summer camp directed by Rolanda Jackson. The participants regularly visit the park. " title="One young fellow hangs on the elephant’s trunk as mist from the water jet blows over him July 22 at the splash pad in Quincy. He attends Bright Futures Academic and Enrichment Academy, a summer camp directed by Rolanda Jackson. The participants regularly visit the park. " align="left" hspace="6" width="87" height="85" />