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Today's News

  • Midway council fires city manager

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN

    The Gadsden County Times

    MIDWAY – Midway council members fired its city manager Thursday night a little more than two months after she filed a whistleblower complaint against three council members.

  • One bridges collapsed, another deemed unsafe in Gadsden County

    The Gadsden County Times
    One bridge collapsed and another one is closed in Gadsden County.
    On Aug. 21, Florida Highway Patrol reported a bridge collapsed at Hutchinson Ferry Road.
    Two vehicles were traveling south on the road.
    “The first vehicle, a Chevy Silverado, became airborne over a void in the roadway due to a collapsed bridge,” Florida Highway Patrol’s report said. “Upon making contact with the roadway, south of the collapsed bridge, the Chevy Silverado overturned onto its roof and came to a final rest.”

  • Chattahoochee Rotary Club hosts meeting

    Chattahoochee Rotary recently held its weekly meeting Aug. 19.

    Gadsden County School District Superintendent Roger Milton spoke about the state of the school system and the Guardian program, in which he participated in training in June and July. School board member Leroy McMillan was also in attendance.

  • Councilman alleges Midway mayor used FAMU computer for political/city business

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    An embattled Midway council member is asking Florida A&M University to investigate one of its employees who doubles as Midway’s mayor.
    On Monday, Midway councilman Sam Stevens asked Florida A&M Vice President of Audit Joseph Maleszewski to investigate Midway Mayor Ronald Colston for violating the school’s computer policy, Florida’s Sunshine Laws and the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

  • White Squirrel Inn hosts grand opening

    The White Squirrel Inn, 234 E. King St. in Quincy, had its open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 20.

    The Queen Anne-style home was built in 1898 and owned by George Dismukes Monroe.

    The current owner is Mark Dickeson, who bought the home in 1986. In 2018, Dickeson and his daughter, Victoria Dickeson Owenby, rented out rooms to workers aiding in disaster relief of Hurricane Michael. It was dubbed the White Squirrel Inn in honor of Quincy’s white squirrels. The inn has five bedrooms.

  • Quincy native to lead university police force

    NORFOLK, Va. – Quincy native Vincent M. Moore has been named the chief of police and public safety at Norfolk State University, according to a news release.
    Moore previously served as a special agent with the FBI for 20 years, leading the Norfolk field office. He served as the FBI campus liaison for nine colleges and universities.

  • Quincy Music Theatre hosting Frozen Jr. auditions

    Quincy Music Theatre, 118 E. Washington St in Quincy, will host auditions for Frozen Jr. at 7 p.m. Sept. 7.
    Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to audition, but no one over the age of 18 can participate due to an agreement with Musical Theatre International.
    Callbacks will be held at the discretion of the directors from 2-5 p.m. Sept. 8.

  • Gadsden County commissioners agree to put attorney services out for bid

    The Gadsden County Times
    The Gadsden County Board of Commissioners is going to retain its legal counsel – for the time being.
    In the commissioners’ Aug. 20 meeting, commissioners voted unanimously to begin the bidding process for legal counsel. But they said they’ll keep the law firm – at least until its contract runs out.
    Gadsden County is currently represented by Ausley McMullen, a Tallahassee-based law firm with 37 attorneys. David Weiss, who is a shareholder at the firm, is Gadsden County’s primary attorney.

  • Quincy native exemplifies legacy of US Navy Seabees

    By ALVIN PLEXICO
    Navy Office of Community Outreach
    GULFPORT, Miss. – “We Build, We Fight” has been the motto of the U. S. Navy’s Construction Force, known as the “Seabees,” for more than 75 years. Police Officer Thomas Tricquet, a 1992 Robert F. Munroe graduate and native of Quincy, serves those who build and fight around the world as a member of naval construction battalion center located in Gulfport, Mississippi.

  • Chattahoochee man accused of sex crime with child

    The Gadsden County Times
    A Gadsden County man was arrested and charged with sexual battery, lewd and lascivious behavior and obscene communication to lure a child, according to a news release from the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office.
    Richard Joel Hamilton, 46, of Chattahoochee, was booked at 2:32 p.m. Thursday at the Gadsden County jail.
    “After conducting a thorough investigation, Investigator Treza Green submitted a probable cause affidavit to the State Attorney’s Office for review,” the release said.