http://www.gadcotimes.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Collecting history http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/collecting-history <img src="http://www.gadcotimes.com/sites/www.gadcotimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0204_arsenal_museumc.jpg" alt="Linda Kranert of the Apalachicola Arsenal Museum stands beside one of the museum’s prized artifacts, an original reel-to-reel camera once used to present early movies to the Chattahoochee community. Photos by Kendrick Brown" title="Linda Kranert of the Apalachicola Arsenal Museum stands beside one of the museum’s prized artifacts, an original reel-to-reel camera once used to present early movies to the Chattahoochee community. Photos by Kendrick Brown" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The board for the Apalachicola Arsenal Museum in Chattahoochee continued its monthly fundraising exhibitions Saturday for the transformation of the old military arsenal into a tech-savvy museum with an afternoon set of presentations and amateur photo gallery dedicated to Gadsden County<br /> history.<br /> More bad luck for Gretna casino’s slot machine plans http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/more-bad-luck-gretna-casino%E2%80%99s-slot-machine-plans <p> Plans for slot machines at Creek Entertainment now face opposition on two fronts: the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation&lsquo;s assertion that Gretna&lsquo;s claim to slots is not legitimate, which will be decided by the Supreme Court in July, and the Gov. Rick Scott-supported Seminole Compact that could guarantee rights for blackjack, craps and roulette in the state exclusively to the Seminole Indian tribe and their facilities.<br /> Ready to roll along http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/ready-roll-along <p> The Board of County Commissioners approved in six separate votes one company taking on the survey, design and contractor procurement services for paving projects on six county roads at their regular meeting Tuesday.<br /> The paving projects are being funded by the Florida Department of Transportation, which has also approved the contracted company,&nbsp; Preble-Rish Inc., for the job, according to meeting filings.<br /> Local teen among Biletnikoff banquet honorees http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/local-teen-among-biletnikoff-banquet-honorees <img src="http://www.gadcotimes.com/sites/www.gadcotimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0204_biletnikoffc.jpg" alt="Corey Coleman, center, of Baylor University was awarded the Biletnikoff Award for excellence as a wide receiver in college football Saturday at the award banquet at the University Center Club in Doak Campbell Stadium. " title="Corey Coleman, center, of Baylor University was awarded the Biletnikoff Award for excellence as a wide receiver in college football Saturday at the award banquet at the University Center Club in Doak Campbell Stadium. " align="left" hspace="6" width="134" height="85" /><p> While Baylor University&rsquo;s Corey Clark accepted his award for excellence at the wide receiver position in college football Saturday at the Biletnikoff Award Banquet held at the banquet hall in FSU&lsquo;s Doak Campbell Stadium, Robert F. Munroe&rsquo;s Gracie Elizabeth Kelleher, one of the 15 scholarship beneficiaries of the same program, was also recognized for winning the program scholarship and additionally being the sole recipient of the namesake, memorial scholarship.<br /> Dental care coming to Gadsden schools http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/dental-care-coming-gadsden-schools <img src="http://www.gadcotimes.com/sites/www.gadcotimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0204_gcsb_c.jpg" alt="Gadsden School Board members pictured here, from left, are: Charlie Frost Sr. (District 4), Steve Scott (District 2), student representative Al’Tianna Baker, Superintendent Reginald James, Roger Milton (District 5) and Isaac Simmons Jr. (District 3). " title="Gadsden School Board members pictured here, from left, are: Charlie Frost Sr. (District 4), Steve Scott (District 2), student representative Al’Tianna Baker, Superintendent Reginald James, Roger Milton (District 5) and Isaac Simmons Jr. (District 3). " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong>By Ashley E. Smith<br /> </strong></p> <p> <em>Correspondent<br /> </em></p> More than equal to the task http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/more-equal-task-0 <img src="http://www.gadcotimes.com/sites/www.gadcotimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0128_harris_rtoyleaningc.jpg" alt="Havana Magnet School eighth grade algebra teacher Abria Harris assists one of his students during a quiz. Harris is the county’s reigning Rookie Teacher of the Year. " title="Havana Magnet School eighth grade algebra teacher Abria Harris assists one of his students during a quiz. Harris is the county’s reigning Rookie Teacher of the Year. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> His classroom walls are covered with drawings of algebraic expressions on handmade posters he calls anchor charts, giving one the sense that student eyes seeking some distraction will find none.<br /> In Abria Harris&rsquo; class, there is no escape from his math and his grasp over his students both sweet and stern in a way that leaves them describing him as<br /> engaging.<br /> It&rsquo;s clear he has quickly taken to his role in the classroom. And the accolades prove it. Earlier this month, Harris was named the county&rsquo;s Rookie Teacher of the Year.<br /> Gadsden’s Teacher of the Year has claimed the accolade twice http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/gadsden%E2%80%99s-teacher-year-has-claimed-accolade-twice <img src="http://www.gadcotimes.com/sites/www.gadcotimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0128_farmer_toy_portraitc.jpg" alt="Gadsden County Teacher of the Year Erica Farmer smiles for a photo in her classroom. " title="Gadsden County Teacher of the Year Erica Farmer smiles for a photo in her classroom. " align="left" hspace="6" width="102" height="85" /><p> &nbsp; In 2006, a recent graduate of the University of Central Florida with Gadsden County roots moved back to her father&rsquo;s hometown Quincy to teach at Carter-Parramore Academy, thinking the city&rsquo;s proximity to Florida State University would give her the opportunity to one day pursue what had long been her goal: become a law school graduate.<br /> Police investigate robbery http://www.gadcotimes.com/content/police-investigate-robbery <p> The Quincy Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred AT ABOUT 12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22.&nbsp; Police were called by a 55-year-old female reporting she had been robbed of her purse by two men who pretended to need help with<br /> directions.<br /> The victim was placing items in her car in the area of North Love Street and Washington Street when two men drove up next to her.<br />