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Today's News

  • Quincy resident alleges commissioner, mayor used 'racial slur'

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN

    The Gadsden County Times

    A black Quincy resident has filed an official complaint with the city of Quincy and asked for “formal disciplinary action” against Quincy Commissioner Ronte Harris and Quincy Mayor Keith Dowdell.

  • Commissioners trade dump truck to Quincy for services

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County
    Apparently, a dump truck is legal currency in Gadsden County.
    On Aug. 6, the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to trade a 2005 MACK dump truck to the city of Quincy for $47,637.62 in services.
    According to county documents, Quincy relocated power lines and power poles near the construction area near the Barack Obama Boulevard roundabout project. Additionally, Quincy will provide additional lighting from West Jefferson Street to the roundabout.

  • Gadsden County commissioners narrow county administrator field

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    The Gadsden County Board of Commissioners staff is charged with narrowing the applicant pool to three candidates for county administrator.
    During the commissioners’ Aug. 6 meeting, Interim County Administrator Arthur Lawson said staff had narrowed 12 candidates to six who “met the minimum qualifications” the board set.
    “I think we have six formidable potential applicants,” Chairman Anthony Viegbesie said.
    But two commissioners disagreed.

  • Gypsy entertains you on the QMT stage

    Special to The Times
    Gypsy is considered one of the top musicals of the 20th century, and it’s coming to the Quincy Music Theatre.
    It is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with “the ultimate show business mother.”

  • Attorney for Midway city manager files public records complaint

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    The attorney for Midway’s city manager who is on paid administrative leave has filed a complaint against the city of Midway for failing to disclose public records.

  • Big Bend Hospice seeks volunteers

    By KELLY S. WILLIAMS

    Special to The Times

  • United Way of the Big Bend to fund 14 Gadsden programs

    The Gadsden County Times
    The United Way of the Big Bend board has approved $130,100 to fund 14 community programs in Gadsden County following more than two years of research and community input on a new model designed to help those with the greatest needs, stabilize the working poor and reduce the root causes of poverty.

  • Chattahoochee manager appointed to boards

    Chattahoochee City Manager Robert Presnell was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Florida Municipal Electric Association and the Florida Municipal Power Agency.
    Presnell has been Chattahoochee’s manager since October 2018, and previously served as Greensboro’s city manager and Gadsden County’s public works director and county administrator.

  • Gadsden municipalities receive FEMA funds

    TALLAHASSEE – Two Gadsden County municipalities received more Federal Emergency Management Agency funding through Florida’s Division of Emergency Management, according to a news release from FEMA.
    On Aug. 1, FEMA approved millions of dollars to Florida to assist eligible applicants.
    The city of Gretna will receive $16,809 for emergency protective measures.

  • Tractor Supply a no-go in Quincy

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    Tractor Supply is not coming to Quincy.
    Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director David Gardner announced the news Aug. 6 during the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners meeting.
    In June, Tractor Supply announced it was opening a store in Quincy in “late summer/early fall,” according to spokeswoman Niki Giacchina.
    The store was slated to come with 15 new jobs, with at least half of them being full-time positions, Giacchina told The Gadsden County Times on June 6.