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Today's News

  • Quincy commission meeting devolves into yelling between commissioner, manager

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    A Quincy commissioner and the city’s manager engaged in a shouting match.
    The city’s mayor instructed the city manager to ignore complaints from residents.
    And two commissioners expressed concern with the legality of the meeting, asked why it was rescheduled from June 11 without commissioners voting on the schedule change and alleged a violation of the city’s charter.
    Friday evening’s Quincy commission meeting at City Hall featured accusations, recriminations and more.

  • ARTISTS SHOW OFF

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    The Gadsden Arts Center and Museum experienced the best problem it could have at its opening reception for the 31st Arts in Gadsden Regional Exhibition of Fine Art.
    The reception area couldn’t hold all of the patrons.
    More than 360 people attended Friday night’s opening, and about 50-60 guests were relegated to standing in the lobby or visiting other parts of the arts center because the main gallery was full.

  • State declines to prosecute former Quincy CRA manager

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    All criminal charges have been dropped against Charles Hayes, the former Quincy Community Redevelopment Agency manager who was accused of possessing stolen lawn care equipment in 2013.
    According to court records, Assistant State Attorney Michael Washington of the Third Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office filed a notice of “nolle prosequi,” an order announcing the state will not prosecute Hayes.

  • GCPL kicks off summer with a sweet treat

    By TABITHA WASHINGTON

    Special to The Times

  • Commission on ethics declines to investigate four Gadsden complaints

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    The Florida Commission on Ethics declined June 6 to further investigate four cases originating out of Gadsden County because of a lack of legal sufficiency.
    Former Midway city manager Auburn Ford lodged two complaints April 29 against Midway Councilman Samuel Stevens and former Midway Mayor Wanda Range.
    Ford alleges Stevens and Range “received unauthorized compensation” from Midway after council voted for pay raises for themselves.

  • Midway places manager on paid administrative leave

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN

    The Gadsden County Times

    Midway City Manager Leslie Steele was placed on paid administrative leave Monday night after she said she filed a whistleblower complaint against three council members.

  • 2 dead in fatal car crash in Quincy

    The Gadsden County Times

    Two people are dead and a 3-year-old child was injured in a crash Thursday night on U.S. 90 in Quincy, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Ruben Ayala, 36, of Kissimmee, and 50-year-old Rosa Winbush, of Quincy, died in the crash at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of U.S. 90 and Cleveland Street, according to the report. A 3-year-old girl was taken to Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare.

    According to the report, Ayala was driving a 2000 Honda Accord and Winbush was driving a 2013 Buick Verano.

  • JACK IS BACK

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    Jack McLean can’t quit Quincy.
    As an attorney with the Legal Services of North Florida, McLean fought for voting rights, equal representation and equitable treatment of African-Americans in Gadsden County.
    A former Tallahassee commissioner and mayor, McLean later became Quincy’s city attorney and eventually its city manager.
    And in 2014, he was fired in a 3-2 vote. He eventually sued the city for his pension before settling out of court.

  • Quincy commissioners OK pension for themselves

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    Quincy City Commissioners approved an additional financial benefit for themselves May 28 during a regularly scheduled meeting.
    Commissioners voted 3-2 to allow city commissioners to participate in the city’s Employee Retirement Savings Plan. Mayor Keith Dowdell and commissioners Ronte Harris and Angela Sapp voted in favor of the extra benefit.

  • Local organization fetes Gadsden County authors

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    Each year, the Gadsden County Democratic Women’s Club hosts its Ebony and Ivory Affair to honor high-achieving Gadsden County residents.
    This year, the women honored writers.
    The women’s club hosted its 2019 Ebony & Ivory Affair on Friday, plus a Saturday morning brunch at the Gadsden County Public Library.