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Today's News

  • Judge declines to remove Sam Stevens from Midway council

     

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN

    The Gadsden County Times

    After Midway’s city council voted to remove Councilman Sam Stevens from office in late June, he boldly announced to the audience, “I’m not going anywhere.”

    He was correct.

  • Investigation ongoing into Quincy shootings

    The Gadsden County Times
    The Quincy Police Department is investigating a second shooting in less than a month, according to a news release from the law enforcement agency.
    Quincy police responded to a call at 2:18 a.m. Sunday morning in the 1000 block of Brumby Street, according to the release.
    Officers found a 20-year-old man laying on the ground with a gunshot wound in the hip area. The victim was taken to Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare.

  • Tumultuous city government looks for top administrator

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    MIDWAY – The city of Midway is searching for a city manager. Again.
    Interim City Manager Lamar Kirkland announced Sept. 11 he would not remain in the role once his contract ended Tuesday. Kirkland was appointed Midway’s interim city manager June 17 after Leslie Steele, who has since been fired, was placed on administrative leave after she filed a whistleblower report against three members of Midway’s council.

  • Officials: Eight more arrested in federal drug trafficking case

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    Eight more people have been charged in a sprawling federal drug trafficking case, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and three sheriff’s offices.
    On Friday afternoon, the top lawmen from Gadsden, Calhoun and Jackson counties hosted a press conference announcing the arrests.
    The newly charged defendants are:
    * Zanntayfey Yohoun Bennett, 35, of Quincy.
    * Otis Goulds, 58, of Chattahoochee.
    * Justin Cribley, 36, of Chattahoochee.
    * Savanna Price, 20, of Marianna.

  • School district earns silver award

    Gadsden County School District was recognized as a Florida Healthy School District silver-level award winner from September 2019 through August 2021 based on a self-assessment, according to a letter on the district’s Facebook page.
    “The self-assessment tool is based on sustainable infrastructure, policy, programs and practices identified from national and state guidelines, best practices and Florida statutes,” the letter says.

  • Two QPD officials apply for Tallahassee job

    Two Quincy Police Department officials have applied to serve as Tallahassee Police Department’s chief, according to a release from the city of Tallahassee.
    Quincy Police Chief Glenn Sapp and Quincy Police Capt. Robert Mixson applied to serve as Tallahassee’s top law enforcement official.
    Sapp joined the Quincy police force in April 2011 as assistant chief after 22 years with the Tallahassee Police Department. Sapp was promoted to chief in September 2015 after serving as interim chief for a year.

  • Chattahoochee Rotary Club hosts Sept. 9 meeting

    Chattahoochee Rotary Club held its weekly meeting Sept. 9 at Sarah’s Place Gift & Ice Cream Parlor in Chattahoochee.

    District Governor Innes Richards was the guest and greeted two of the club’s four newest members, Teresa Brown and A.J. Marlow.
    Richards also pinned Secretary Mike Kramer and President John Clark for involvement in the Paul Harris Foundation.
     

  • FEMA reimburses school district $2.7M

    The Gadsden County Times
    TALLAHASSEE — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $2,704,701 to the state of Florida to assist Gadsden County School District with reimbursement for the costs of emergency protective measures following Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.
    Gadsden County Superintendent Roger Milton noted the school district has not received the funds yet.

  • Local recording studio signs Gretna native to contract

    Special to The Times
    Dexter Kenon, a local DJ, photographer and videographer, recorded his first album in 2010 and had a desire to help other local artists.
    In 2018, he incorporated a record label, Vulpecular Records. The responsibility of the label is to find talent, sign it (with executive approval), provide a budget for talent to record and produce master recording.

  • Quincy commissioners reject gas rate hike, asks to readvertise attorney position

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    Quincy commissioners unanimously rejected raising the city’s gas rates Sept. 10.
    City staff asked commissioners to consider a 4 percent increase in natural gas rates, according to city documents.
    Quincy Utilities Director Robin Ryals said the request for an increase would aid with operating the natural gas utility.