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Today's News

  • Ousted Midway councilman retains seat

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    MIDWAY – Midway City Attorney Anthony Thomas said a court order is needed to remove a city councilman that has been voted off the board.
    On July 2, Midway City Council voted 3-2 to remove Stevens from the council after he agreed to a joint stipulation with the Florida Commission on Ethics.

  • Gadsden students show marked improvement in state testing data

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    Gadsden County Public Schools recently received some good news.
    In late June, the Florida Department of Education released Florida Standards Assessment data for all school districts.
    Gadsden County saw increases in students who scored 3 (adequate) or greater in almost every subject matter.
    “We have a lot of work to do, but we saw a lot of improvement,” Gadsden County Public Schools Superintendent Roger Milton said.

  • Midway city attorney says he’s conducting investigation into complaint

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    MIDWAY – Midway City Attorney Anthony Thomas said July 2 he is conducting an investigation into allegations made by Midway City Manager Leslie Steele.
    On June 13, Steele filed a whistleblower report with the city of Midway, alleging the city’s mayor and two council members violated Sunshine Laws. Midway City Council voted to place Steele on paid administrative leave June 17.

  • Interim city manager boasts administrative experience

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    The city of Midway’s interim city manager might be new to municipal government, but he’s familiar with Midway and administration.
    Lamar Kirkland, 53, was named interim city manager of Midway on June 17 after the current city manager, Leslie Steele, was placed on paid administrative leave. Steele was placed on leave after she filed a whistleblower report alleging Sunshine Law violations by three elected Midway officials.

  • FAMU announces A.ME. Church senior bishop to be summer commencement speaker

    Special to The Times
    Newly elevated African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Senior Bishop Adam Jefferson Richardson Jr., will address Florida A&M University graduates as the Summer Commencement speaker on Aug. 2.
    The commencement ceremony for graduates from all schools and colleges will be 6 p.m. in the Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium, 1800 Wahnish Way in Tallahassee.
    More than 300 undergrad, graduate and law degrees will be conferred during the ceremony.

  • United Way, county to host ‘Day of Doing’

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    The United Way of the Big Bend – Gadsden County is seeking volunteers for its “Day of Doing.”
    The organization is partnering with Gadsden County Board of Commissioners to host a six-hour “Day of Doing” in which volunteers will give back to the community.
    Beth Phillips of the United Way of Big Bend and Sonja Burns, the county’s housing program coordinator, are teaming up for the event, which is 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 19.

  • County administrator job posting closes Friday

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    Gadsden County is one step closer to filling its county administrator position.
    At the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners meeting July 2, Interim County Administrator Arthur Lawson said the county administrator job has been posted and the position closes Friday.
    Lawson said he was unsure of how many applicants had applied.

  • Quincy hires CPA to lead Finance Dept.

    Quincy City Manager Jack McLean Jr. announced Marcia Carty is the city’s new finance director, according to a news release form the city of Quincy.
    Carty was one of five finalists for the job.
    Carty is a certified public accountant with “wide and varying experience in municipal/government finance, nonprofit finance and private sector finance and was a partner with the Big 6 CPA firms,” the release said.

  • Quincy to form junior commission

    Quincy Mayor Keith Dowdell and the Quincy City Commission have formed a Junior City Commission Organization Committee, which includes Key Club members from Gadsden County High School and Robert F. Munroe Day School, according to a news release from the city of Quincy.
    The mayor will select Key Club members from the two schools, and representatives of the clubs will organize and establish the selection committee for the Mayor’s Junior Commission.
    Key Club representatives will attend the Florida League of Cities Youth Council program Aug. 17 in Orlando.

  • Trulieve hosting hiring session

    Trulieve, a medical marijuana grow facility in Quincy, is looking for future employees.
    According to a flyer, Trulieve is hosting a hiring session from 1-4 p.m. Friday at Tallahassee Community College Gadsden Center, 223 Pat Thomas Parkway in Quincy.
    All employees must pass a Level 2 background check and be at least 21 years of age.
    The company says it’s looking for “patient-focused, dynamic individuals.”
    For information, visit www.trulieve.com/careers.