Local News

  • QPD arrests two on armed robbery charges

    Quincy Police responded at about 10 p.m. June 22 to an armed robbery call at the Kangaroo Convenience Store located at 1134 W. Jefferson Street. Upon arrival, contact was made with alleged victim, a woman, and police learned the following: 

  • Holiday brings rainy revelry

    Like the nursery rhyme says and what many people in this area were probably thinking last week: “Rin, rain go away come again another day.” The rainfall started July 2 with what appeared to be the usual summer afternoon showers that are a part of the summer landscape in this part of Florida. 

  • Soldier with local ties dies in attack

    Flags in Quincy flew at half-staff Saturday in honor of Army Staff Sgt. Justin Johnson. Johnson, 25, was one of four soldiers killed June 25 during an attack at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan. He was serving his third tour of duty.

  • Summit for rural counties convenes

    “It’s probably the only summit of its kind in the nation” said Gadsden County Emergency Management Director Maj. Shaw Wood, referring to the second annual County Summit: School Safety and Emergency Management that got underway July 9 at the Florida Institute of Public Safety in Gadsden County. 

  • Safety in the spotlight at rural summit


    Ever wonder how Gadsden County would handle a crisis of the same or worse magnitude as Newtown at Sandy Hook Elementary School or in Dale County, Ala., when a child was taken off the school bus and held hostage for nearly a week?

  • Men accused of asking teen boys for sex

    Two Quincy men, 67 year-old Elijah “Eli” Hall and 41-year-old Kenny Cox, were arrested June 25 on charges of stalking and solicitation for prostitution. 

    According to a report on file with the Quincy Police Department, the incidents leading to the arrests started around mid-June when Hall gave two 17-year-old boys a note with his name and telephone number stating that he needed some help cutting grass. 

  • Soldier celebrates freedom


    Times Intern

    Sgt. 1st Class Clifton Smith has returned from Afghanistan after a nine-month deployment with a Bronze Star Medal. This is his second tour in Afghanistan. Smith received the bronze for displaying “exceptionally meritorious wartime service while serving as the headquarters platoon sergeant in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.”

  • Sheriff shares vehicles with towns

    A decision made seven years ago by Sheriff Morris A. Young turned into an unexpected gain June 24 for police departments in Havana, Midway, Gretna and Quincy.

    “When I took office, 90 percent of our vehicles had high mileage and were not in good shape. We sought out a vehicle lease program, and today we have replenished our entire fleet,” Young told the police chiefs who had gathered in his office to receive the vehicles.

  • Healthy ambition

    During one of their regular meetings to improve the community, people who live in Quincy’s District 4 decided attention to health problems must become a priority. Saturday, June 22, members of the community held their first health fair.

    The event, which lasted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., drew about 150 men, women and children. It was sponsored by Shaw’s Addition Crime Watch and Community Action Committee.

  • Bang-up events ahead

    There will be no shortage of things to do this Fourth of July in Gadsden County. While the holiday falls in the middle of the work week, event planners are not letting that spoil the fun.