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Today's News

  • Year in Review: Recapping the big stories of 2012

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series of stories reviewing the most significant Gadsden County stories in 2012. Look for the conclusion in the Jan. 3 edition.

    Despite opposition from some in the community, Gadsden County voters, almost by a 2-1 margin. voted yes in two referendums that could change the face of the county forever.

  • Praise the Lord! thursday, Dec. 27, 2012

    Hand up, not out, at New Deliverance
    New Deliverance Ministry, IDC, 385 Jefferson St., Quincy. Leona Ross, pastor and Apostle Lorenza Rutledge, overseer. Phone: 850-320-5212 or 850-590-3380. Giving you a hand up, not a hand out. Division of SDJEA EPC. Sunday Worship Service at 11 a.m. and Bible Study on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Come in expecting a change!
    Learn wisdom,
    worship at Triumph

  • Life lessons

    Of the 12 young men who participated in the Brotherhood of Respect organization in the 2011-2012program, seven are left. The organization’s founder and sponsor, Edgar Griffin, is more pleased than ever with the “Significant Seven.”

  • White House taps Quincy police chief

    Walt McNeil, Quincy Police chief, traveled Dec. 20 to Washington, D.C., to serve on a panel with Vice President Joseph Biden. The meeting came on the heels of the Dec. 14 shooting incident that left 20 children and six adults dead in Newtown, Conn.

    President Barack Obama held a press conference Dec. 19 at the White House and promised the panel would be one of substance.

  • Midway police chief arrested

    Midway’s Chief of Police, 52-year-old Terron Lindsey, was arrested Dec. 19 on charges of official misconduct, a third-degree felony and petit theft, a second-degree misdemeanor. His bond was set at $5,500 and was posted around 9 p.m. the same evening.

    He was placed on administrative leave, with pay, by Midway City Manager Auburn Ford Jr. The council has called a special meeting for Dec. 27 to discuss the matter, according to Ford. He had no further comment on the arrest or Lindsey’s fate as a city employee.

  • Officials reviewing school safety


    With most of America still in disbelief on the heels of the tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 children, 6 adults and the shooter dead Dec. 14, the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office is stepping up its efforts in the county should a similar incident occur.

    “The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office is already working on its own response plan. We have requested (site) plans for each of the 12 schools, and we will be meeting and developing a plan to address an active shooter,” said Capt. Jim Corder of the GCSO.

  • Havana goes for simulated gaming

    Ordinance No. 355, regulating the use and operation of simulated gaming, was passed by the Havana Town Council at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday morning.

    The council also approved Jan. 21 as a day for the celebration of the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. A parade will start at 10 a.m. in town. A local police escort will be provided.

  • Gadsden commission to refinance bond

    The Board of County Commissioners, during the regular Dec. 18 meeting, authorized the staff to move forward with refinancing the county’s $10 million Sales Tax Revenue Refunding Bond, series 2010 (Gadsden Memorial Hospital Project).

  • Praise the Lord! Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012

    Hand up, not out, at New Deliverance
    New Deliverance Ministry, IDC, 385 Jefferson St., Quincy. Leona Ross, pastor and Apostle Lorenza Rutledge, overseer. Phone: 850-320-5212 or 850-590-3380. Giving you a hand up, not a hand out. Division of SDJEA EPC. Sunday Worship Service at 11 a.m. and Bible Study on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Come in expecting a change!
    Learn wisdom,
    worship at Triumph

  • West Gadsden Panthers win big

    TERRANCE CHISOLM
    Times Sports
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