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Today's News

  • Where it all begins

    JENNIFER SANTANA
    For the Times

     

    On the evening of Friday, May 25, there was an air of excitement and anticipation brewing as the proud friends and families of the high school seniors started streaming into the gym at Gadsden County High School.

  • Former city manager to receive extra pay

     

    VICKIE LILLO

    For the Times

  • Vision for South Adams Street getting clearer

    Ideas for improving South Adams Street in Quincy continued to flow Wednesday, May 2, during the second community meeting hosted by Quincy Community Redevelopment Agency’s advisory board at Bud’s Center.

  • Homecoming prep

    Preserving and sharing family history was at the heart of a cemetery cleanup day Saturday at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in the Sycamore community southwest of Greensboro.

    Cyndi Hindman Proctor and her husband, Joey; the Rev. John Forsman, who pastors Pine Grove; long-time member Frances Cook; along with other volunteers including Cyndi’s sister, Lisa Rowell and her husband, Ty, were at the cemetery, armed with rakes, chainsaws and plenty of gumption.

  • Heads of the class

     

    JENNIFER SANTANA
    For the Times

    The morning of May 2, an air of excitement swirled in the front office at Gadsden County High School as administrators shuffled to make preparations to share some very important news:  Unbeknownst to the students, the first valedictorian and salutatorian of the newly merged high school were being announced.

  • Does county need more booze?

    Gadsden County Commissioners considered revising the county’s alcohol ordinance, then opted to table the issue until a later date.

    In a public hearing during the May 1 commission meeting, Interim County Administrator Dee Jackson said the request to modify the county’s current alcohol sales ordinance was with an eye toward bringing popular chain restaurants that derive a big chunk of their revenue from alcohol sales - restaurants such as Olive Garden and Ruby Tuesday.

  • Memory Lane

    KARRIE SHACK
    For the Times

    Havana High School alumni celebrated their third grand reunion Saturday with festivities at Havana Country Club.
    The special occasion drew a crowd of about 150 and included guest speakers, class photos and a country-style dinner buffet. The school’s first graduating class dated back to the early 1920s, while the last being in the late ‘70s before changes and mergers created Havana Northside High School. At the grand reunion, the oldest class with alumni attending was the Class of 1941.

  • Business leaders chide council

     

    Two men came to Monday’s Quincy Commission meeting to complain about the costs of trying to do business inside the city limits.

    During the time for comment from the audience, Bruce Shelfer and George Hackney told commissioners permitting costs for a commercial warehouse within the city limits of Quincy are three times higher than they would be in Tallahassee and six times higher than in the county and other municipalities in Gadsden County.

  • County approves land-use change

    BYRON SPIRES
    For the Times

  • A Bible character we don’t often think about

    BYRON SPIRES

     

    Who was Barabbas?

    The story of Barabbas was talked about a lot over the Easter holiday.