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Today's News

  • Bowden, Simmons speak at banquet

    MYLES JENKINS
    For the Times

     

    Coaching legend Bobby Bowden and FAMU’s head football coach and Gadsden County native Willie Simmons were among the guest speakers at the FCA banquet March 26 at Gadsden County High School in Havana.

  • Quincy requests for state funds making headway

     

    Lobbyist Lane Stephens had good news for Quincy at the March 26 city commission meeting.

    He said their request for $90,000 to repair a building damaged during Hurricane Michael has been included in a state Senate appropriations bill at $75,000.

    He said the state House has set aside money for Hurricane Michael recovery that rural communities affected by the storm can apply for.

  • Havana supports state funds for disaster recovery

     

    Members of Havana’s town council voted unanimously at their March 26 meeting to approve a resolution encouraging state lawmakers to consider funding inland counties affected by Hurricane Michael, including Gadsden County.

  • Gadsden strong: Delegation makes pitch to lawmakers

     

    “We’re here; we’re strong; we’re ready to move forward and do just a little bit more!”

    That was part of Gadsden County Commissioner Sherrie Taylor’s message welcoming those who visited the 22nd floor last Thursday for Gadsden County Day at the state Capitol.

  • County projects still in pipeline

     

    Despite delays, renovation and repairs to Gadsden County’s historic courthouse are not on the back burner — they’re just moving slowly.

    In answer to questions from Gadsden County Commissioner Sherrie Taylor to Dee Jackson, county administrator, at the March 19 meeting, Jackson said the process of approving the construction trades to do the work is taking longer than she anticipated.

  • Back to the roots

     

    The Smithsonian traveling exhibition open now at the Shade Tobacco Museum in Havana had its “soft opening” Saturday in advance of the grand opening this Saturday.

  • Quincy honors top cops

     

     

    Quincy Police Chief Glenn Sapp introduced Ryan Lazzari as the city’s 2018 Police Officer of the Year during the Feb. 12 meeting of the Quincy Commission.

     

     

    Sapp described Lazzari as an officer committed to serving the community who is very professional and has a great work ethic.

  • Group focuses on disaster recovery

    While the local FEMA disaster recovery office in Gretna closed last week, the effects of Hurricane Michael’s catastrophic dash Oct. 10 through Gadsden County remain for many residents.

    That’s where the efforts of a newly organized long-term recovery group could help.

  • SHARE THE DREAM

     

    BYRON SPIRES

    For the Times

    Several hundred people gathered early Monday morning at the Joe Ferolito Recreation Center in Quincy to celebrate the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • The Curious Life of Marci Bell: Part 3

    BYRON SPIRES

    Special to the Times

    Unlike the quietness of the Dalton farm at night to which Marci had grown accustomed, the sounds of the city were different.