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    Over the past 13 years, locals Mike and Laura Layerd have opened up the Davis family farm to host a Wounded Warrior Hunt for those American military heroes who have served their country.

  • County, cities to team up on legislative agenda

    In an effort to improve the county’s chances of getting state funding for important projects, Gadsden County Commissioners voted 4-1 at their last regular meeting of 2018 to hire a new lobbying firm.

  • Real class: Students practice etiquette at Winter Ball



    For the Times


    For 2018, Crossroad Academy Charter School’s annual Winter Ball went beyond just being a fun gala for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.



    The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum opened its doors to the community Thursday, Nov. 29, for a holiday open house.

    Visitors had an opportunity to check out the exhibitions in the museum’s five art galleries, watch craft demonstrations, listen to holiday music, browse the museum shop and enjoy festive light refreshments.

  • Quincy OKs electric bill hike


    Quincy residents and businesses will soon see higher electric bills - another lingering impact of Hurricane Michael.

    Quincy City Commissioners voted 4-1 at the Nov. 26 meeting to move forward with drafting an ordinance to enact a new storm recovery charge for residential customers of 1 cent per kilowatt hour. Commissioner Daniel McMillan cast the dissenting vote.

  • Royal crowns add sparkle to holiday parade

    Hurricane Michael might have forced schools to forego the annual homecoming parade, but the kings and queens and homecoming courts will have another chance to shine.
    De’Cody Fagg, Quincy’s director of parks and recreation, said organizers of Quincy’s Christmas parade wanted to get schools involved to acknowledge the students who missed out on the homecoming parade in October.

  • "The Curious Life of Marci Bell," Part Two

    It would be another restless night for Marci after her talk with Cora Mae about the job offer and not being able to be with Isaiah Jr. She tossed and turned on into the night, worrying about what she could do.

  • "The Curious Life of Marci Bell," Part Two

    Business school would start Marci down a path she could not have imagined.

  • "The Curious Life of Marci Bell," Part Two

    Marci completed her studies with Mr. Straughn at the business school a week before Christmas. She had been able to learn at a much faster pace than he had anticipated, and by the last day of class she had completed all of the necessary tests to be accepted into the business school bookkeeping department that would start Jan. 6.

  • "The Curious Life of Marci Bell," Part Two

    Sleeping for Marci was not always a restful event, and that night she had another one of her dreams.
    Like the other dreams, this one left her with more questions about her future than answers.
    She dreamed of standing in a large field of half-grown corn watching the clear blue sky around her. In the distance she could see a large, dark cloud as it moved slowly in her direction.
    The wind was calm, but as the cloud moved toward her she could feel the wind grow stronger as it blew against her skin.