Today's News

  • HURRICANE MICHAEL: Hometown hero


    For the Times

    Pvt. Chance Donaldson had just returned from boot camp as a new U.S. Marine when Hurricane Michael passed through his hometown of Quincy.

  • Instinct saves woman's life in hurricane


    For the Times

    “It’s because of Chris; if he hadn’t have gotten me there on time, I probably would’ve died in his house.”

    Patricia Johnson said she is alive thanks to fast action from a fellow church member, Chris Arellano.

    Johnson said she should have listened to her son’s warning, which came before Hurricane Michael paid a devastating visit to Gadsden County.

  • Havana’s 19th annual Pumpkin Festival


    For the Times

    Although many people and communities were affected by Hurricane Michael, it did not stop the show in downtown Havana.

    The community had the opportunity to come out and enjoy the town’s 19th annual Pumpkin Festival, with seasonal games and contests with the chance to win cash prizes or visit vendors for great food.

  • Window open to apply for recovery

    Now that for the most part power has been restored, roads have been cleared and life is returning to normal, the focus for those with property loss and damage is on personal recovery, and now is the time to reach out to the agencies offering assistance – even for those who have already been turned down.

    Olivia Smith, Gadsden County’s public information officer, said individuals who have already had applications for assistance denied by FEMA should be persistent.

  • 'The Curious Life of Marci Bell' Part Two, Chapter 16'

    Straughn’s Business School would be another life-changing experience for Marci.

    Although she only had officially a sixth grade-education, during the time she spent at the Dalton home, Cora Mae worked with her on her reading and writing skills.

    It would take a couple of trips to town in the farm truck to get evaluated for the school.

    Marci would need to take a few basic classes, Principal Straughn told her after her initial interview and testing for the school.


    Quincy was bustling Friday evening as visitors poured into the downtown square to enjoy two events — a reception to celebrate the opening of an exhibition by popular area artists at the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum and Quincy Main Street’s launch of Food Truck Fridays.

  • Quincy Commission approves 12.65% property tax hike

    It’s official; Quincy’s city taxes have increased 12.65 percent for the 2018-19 fiscal year, which began Oct. 1 and will end Sept. 30, 2019.

  • 'The Curious Life of Marci Bell' Part Two

    The routine of Isaiah Jr. crawling to his grandfather continued to fascinate Cora Mae and Marci as they would watch each evening.

  • Classic stock

    While a number of Havana Main Street events aim to bring out-of-town tourists, the monthly drive-in classic/antique car shows aim to bring members of the community into the down’s picturesque shopping district.

    It seems to be working.

    On Saturday afternoon, Susan Dickman and her daughter Brandy Davidson took a break from walking around looking at shops stopped to eat ice cream cones.  Davidson said they enjoyed looking at the antiques and listening to the live band performing and “just doing a leisurely day.”

  • Power outage may last a while

     Gadsden County residents used Friday’s blue skies to get their first real look at the damage caused by Hurricane Michael, while the entire county continued virtually without power.