http://www.gadcotimes.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Revving up the Rattlers http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/revving-rattlers <img src="http://www.gadcotimes.com/sites/www.gadcotimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_2522.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> FAMU&rsquo;s recently installed president took a step toward introducing herself to the Gadsden County community by speaking this past Sunday afternoon at a local church&rsquo;s annual celebration of female public servants.</p> Man accused of selling ‘molly’ http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/man-accused-selling-%E2%80%98molly%E2%80%99 <img src="http://www.gadcotimes.com/sites/www.gadcotimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0423arrest.jpeg" alt="Obrien Dubose" title="Obrien Dubose" align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> A Quincy man was arrested April 11 on charges of selling cocaine, molly and an unknown drug while quartered at the Quincy Inn motel.</p> <p> In addition, he is accused of battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.</p> Courthouse gets security upgrades http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/courthouse-gets-security-upgrades <p> New security measures were revealed Monday at the county courthouse in Quincy. They include the closure of all entrances except one, the implementation of security cameras outside all entrances and the addition of two bailiffs to monitor the newly installed metal detector.</p> <p> In addition, county officials plan to add an X-ray system in October for scanning&nbsp; bags.</p> <p> Everyone entering the courthouse will be required to go through the metal detector and, until the X-ray system is implemented, consent to a search of his or her bags.</p> Citizens ask for police chief http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/citizens-ask-police-chief <p> Conversation spurred by audience comments made up the majority of the April 14 Quincy commission meeting.</p> Havana apartment burns http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/havana-apartment-burns <img src="http://www.gadcotimes.com/sites/www.gadcotimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_2433.jpg" alt="Firefighters appeared to be exhausted after extinguishing the fire." title="Firefighters appeared to be exhausted after extinguishing the fire." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> A fire completely destroyed an apartment at Havana Heights on Monday night, leaving a family displaced and their immediate neighbors temporarily unable to return to their own apartments.</p> <p> Though an incident report drafted by the Gadsden County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office says the cause of the fire is undetermined, some of the apartment&rsquo;s tenants and witnesses who saw the fire begin believe the cause was an in-wall air conditioning unit with frayed electrical circuits.</p> Corder gets 30-month sentence http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/corder-gets-30-month-sentence <p> After making a tearful plea to the judge for no jail time, former captain of the GCSO Jim Corder was sentenced to 30 months in prison and one year of subsequent probation for&nbsp; crimes committed in relation to stealing $1,785 from an<br /> arrestee.<br /> In addition, Corder will have to repay the victim in full for the stolen money.<br /> Corder will have to surrender himself to prison officials June 1. Instead of requiring Corder to immediately report to prison, the judge granted him an extension request so Corder could watch his daughter graduate from high school.<br /> Law enforcement cracking down on ‘molly’ http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/law-enforcement-cracking-down-%E2%80%98molly%E2%80%99 <img src="http://www.gadcotimes.com/sites/www.gadcotimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_2398.jpg" alt="Major Shawn Wood of the GCSO stands at the podium with support from police chiefs and officers from across the county to speak about the growing problem of people using the drug ‘molly.’ To his left is a diagram showing a solid form of the drug." title="Major Shawn Wood of the GCSO stands at the podium with support from police chiefs and officers from across the county to speak about the growing problem of people using the drug ‘molly.’ To his left is a diagram showing a solid form of the drug." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> In a show of force against a drug they believe has the potential to impact Gadsden County the way crack-cocaine did in the 80&rsquo;s, police chiefs from several county municipalities joined Major Shawn Wood of the GCSO as he led a public discussion about the drug molly on the county&rsquo;s courthouse lawn Thursday afternoon.</p> <p> &ldquo;This drug has been on the market for about two years, and over the last six to nine months it&rsquo;s taken a strong hold over many of our local residences and apartment complexes,&rdquo; said Lt. Brian Alexander of the GCSO.</p> Quincy promotes new police sergeant http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/quincy-promotes-new-police-sergeant <img src="http://www.gadcotimes.com/sites/www.gadcotimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_2358.jpg" alt="Captain Troy Gilyard, Chief Glenn Sapp and Captain Robert Mixson surround officer Harold Barber (third from left) before he’s officially minted as QPD’s latest sergeant." title="Captain Troy Gilyard, Chief Glenn Sapp and Captain Robert Mixson surround officer Harold Barber (third from left) before he’s officially minted as QPD’s latest sergeant." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The Quincy Police Department introduced its latest officer to be named sergeant Thursday morning at a city hall ceremony where three other city residents were also honored for helping to make Quincy a better place.</p> <p> With his family, friends and fellow law enforcement agents packed in the commission chambers to the extent that even standing space was scarce, Officer Harold Barber was officially made a first-line supervising sergeant when his wife of 9 years pinned him with his new, golden badge. He&rsquo;ll be working the midnight shift.</p>