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Today's News

  • No injuries in Quincy train derailment

    The Gadsden County Times

    West King Street is blocked due to a train that derailed near 14th Street, according to Quincy Police Chief Glenn Sapp,

    At about 1 p.m., a train that runs south from BASF Co. derailed from the train tracks.

    “The train did not overturn and came to a stop blocking King Street,” Sapp said. “No one was injured in this train incident.”

  • Eye clinic opens at Capital Regional Medical Center’s Gadsden Memorial Campus

    Special to The Times
    Eye Associates of Tallahassee has opened a full eye clinic in the back of Capital Regional Medical Center’s Gadsden Memorial Campus.
    This clinic is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    The Quincy office boasts two ophthalmologists, Drs. Francis Skilling and Fang Sarah Ko, and two optometrists, Drs. Joshua Trafton and Paul Harman, in the clinic, and the physicians will be focusing on cataract treatments, glaucoma treatments, comprehensive eye exams, glasses, contact lenses, pediatrics and more.

  • Sculpture by California native on view at Gadsden Arts Center

    The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
    Gadsden Arts Center & Museum has refinished the sculpture exhibition space in its lobby and will begin to host invitational displays of work by area sculptors.
    Its first exhibit in this repurposed space is an impressive abstract sculpture by the artist Mark Dickson.

  • Quincy Rotary donates $21,800 to Youth Disability Camp

    Special to The Times
    The Quincy Rotary Club recently donated $21,800 to the North Florida Rotary Youth Disability Camp program.
    Rotary Youth Camp provides free overnight summer camp for girls and boys, from age 6 through 18 who are physically disabled, Down’s syndrome or autistic in the Florida Panhandle.
    For the last 25 years, it has been supported by the local Rotary Clubs, community organizations and individuals who annually provide funds for camp.

  • Man found guilty of drug charges

    The Gadsden County Times

    Patrick Baker, 43, was found guilty at trial of driving while license revoked, possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis, possession of a controlled substance and trafficking in controlled substance, according to a news release from the Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office.
    Baker was sentenced to seven years in the Florida Department of Corrections, plus three years of felony drug offender probation. He must also pay a $100,000 fine, according to the release.
     

  • Former Chattahoochee manager lands new job

    The Gadsden County Times

  • County commissioners honored by state association

    The Gadsden County Times

  • Midway council votes to oust councilman

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN

    The Gadsden County Times

    MIDWAY – Midway City Council voted to dismiss one of its members June 27, but he said he’ll take his seat on the dais at the council’s next meeting.

    Midway’s council voted 3-2 to remove District 4 Councilman Sam Stevens from office after he agreed in May to a joint stipulation admitting a violation Florida Commission on Ethics.

  • Quincy commissioners quarrel about public records requests

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN

    The Gadsden County Times

    Quincy commissioners debated the merits of public records requests June 25 in another tense meeting at City Hall.

    Commissioner Ronte Harris said he was concerned with the volume of public records requests by Commissioner Freida Bass-Prieto.

    “I want this commission to take a serious look at what is being asked of our city staff,” Harris said. “We have an obligation, not only to our citizens, but we have an obligation to our city staff and our employees.”

  • Whistleblower report accuses Midway council members of violating Sunshine Law

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    Midway’s city manager has alleged in a whistleblower report dated June 13 the city’s mayor and two council members have violated Sunshine Laws.
    Midway City Manager Leslie Steele’s report was sent to Mayor Ronald Colston and City Attorney Anthony Thomas, according to documents obtained by The Gadsden County Times.
    The Times requested the report through a public records request, but did not receive a response from Thomas. The newspaper later obtained the report from an anonymous source.