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Today's News

  • High Expectations

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN

    The Gadsden County Times

    All across West Gadsden Middle School, signs are posted, informing students of how many points the school must gain to rid itself of the back-to-back D grades the Florida Department of Education gave it based on Florida Standards Assessment testing.
    One hundred and forty points.

  • Former Midway city manager files lawsuit

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN

    The Gadsden County Times

    Leslie Steele wants her job back.

    Amid an allegation city council members violated the Florida Whistleblower Act, Midway’s former city manager filed a lawsuit Thursday night in the Second Judicial Circuit Court, seeking reinstatement to her job as the city’s top administrator.

  • Gadsden County commmissioners to interview 3 candidates for administrator job

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    Gadsden County commissioners are scheduled to interview three candidates for its vacant administrator position.
    According to Gadsden County Board of Commissioners spokeswoman Olivia Smith, three candidates will interview with commissioners 2 p.m. Oct. 15.
    On Sept. 3, commissioners voted unanimously to move forward with three candidates after county staff winnowed the field from 12.
    The three finalists are:

  • DeSantis reappoints Roberts to the Northwest Florida Water Management District

    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the reappointment of George Roberts to the Northwest Florida Water Management District.
    Roberts, of Panama City Beach, is the vice president of Roberts & Roberts Inc., a home construction company, and the owner of Hombre Golf Club.
    He also serves on the board of directors for the Florida Transportation Builders Association. He has served on the Northwest Florida Water Management District board since 2006. Roberts is reappointed to a four-year term.
    This appointment must be confirmed by the state Senate.

  • GET GOING GADSDEN
  • Gadsden County’s haven for wildlife and wildlife lovers

    By SANDY BECK

    St. Francis Wildlife’s education director

  • Law enforcement searching for accused killer

     

    The Chattahoochee Police Department and Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office are currently searching for a 19-year-old man they say killed another man, according to an email from the sheriff’s office.

    Chattahoochee police are searching for Qua’John Blue, 19, who the sheriff’s office says shot and killed Romero Lockey James at Flint Gardens Apartments.

    Blue fled on food and there is an active manhunt, the sheriff’s office said.

     

  • Quincy Police Department asking for assistance in locating runaway juvenile

    The Quincy Police Department is asking the community’s assistance in locating David Christopher White, 16.

    White was last seen Aug. 26 at the Department of Juvenile Justice office on Crawford Street in Quincy, Florida.

    He is 6-foot, 155 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a navy blue shirt and blue jeans. He has been seen in Liberty County and has family in Liberty County.

    Contact the Quincy Police Department at 850-627-7111 if he is located.

  • Familiar face as county administrator?

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    Could a familiar face take the helm of Gadsden County’s government?
    On Aug. 20, Gadsden County Commissioner Sherrie Taylor announced her support for Robert Presnell to serve as Gadsden County’s next administrator. It’s a job he’s held before.
    Taylor said she wanted to hire Presnell to “in order to bring stability, in order to bring back morale, in order to get this county back on its feet to where we need to go.”

  • First black school superintendent in Gadsden County and Florida dies

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    Robert Bryant will be remembered as the first black school superintendent in Gadsden County and Florida.
    For Debra Bryant Parks, his daughter, he’ll always be Daddy.
    Bryant – a two-term school superintendent who served in the U.S. Army and earned a doctorate of laws from Bethune-Cookman University – died Wednesday in Tallahassee. He was 90.