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Today's News

  • Joe Ferolito column: Editor squeaks out win vs. me in pigskin picking contest

    By JOE FEROLITO

    Special to The Times

  • Two law firms interested in serving as Quincy’s legal counsel

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    Only two law firms submitted applications to serve as the city of Quincy’s legal counsel, according to city records.
    Knowles & Randolph, P.A., and Gary A. Roberts & Associates applied to serve as the city attorney.
    According to city documents, the city advertised the request for proposal with the Florida League of Cities on July 24 and the Florida Bar on July 29. The due date for applications was Aug. 9.

  • Read all about it: Library Card Sign-up Month begins now

    By TABITHA WASHINGTON

    Gadsden County’s Director of Library Services

  • Visiting a veteran

    Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young, left, and country musician Billy Dean recently visited with Julius Fisher, a 97-year-old World War II veteran in Quincy.

    Dean is completing a documentary on World War II veterans. Fisher grew up in Leon County, enlisted in the U.S. Army and was part of a group known as the Red Ball Express.

    He moved to Gadsden County, received his high school diploma and earned a degree from Florida A&M. He was the first principal at Pine Park Elementary School in Havana.

  • Gadsden Arts Center opens quilt trail, historic quilting exhibition

    Special to The Times
    The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum is pleased to present The Southern Quilting Project, celebrating the beloved art and tradition of quilting in the Big Bend region of Florida.
    Explore the Big Bend Quilt Trail to find 35 quilt-themed murals and experience two centuries of quilting traditions through the From the Cedar Chest exhibition at Gadsden Arts.
    The Big Bend Quilt Trail launched on Labor Day with an online guide presenting location and interpretive information for 35 murals created by 20 project partners.

  • Quincy man accused of sex crime with girl under the age of 12

    The Gadsden County Times

    A Quincy man was charged with sexual battery of a girl younger than 12 on Thursday, according to a news release from the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office.

    Ebbie DeHenry Woods, 25, of Quincy, faces two counts of sexual battery of a child under the age of 12 and one count of lewd and lascivious behavior on a minor.

    The sheriff’s office’s Special Victims Crime Unit sought and received a warrant for Woods’ arrest.

  • Quincy commissioners fail to approve agenda

     

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN

    The Gadsden County Times

    Quincy commissioners managed to meet for two hours Aug. 27.

    They did not manage to approve an agenda for that meeting.

    With one commissioner absent, commissioners deadlocked 2-2 on approving an agenda. A majority of the commissioners present must approve an agenda.

  • Gadsden County opens sandbag location in anticipation of heavy rainfall

    The Gadsden County Times

    As Hurricane Dorian strengthens, Gadsden County will open a sandbag location for residents ahead of anticipated heavy rainfall.

    Sandbags will be available to the public on 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday at the Post Plant Pit, 1090 Post Plant Road in Quincy.

  • 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.

  • Familiar face as county administrator?

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    Could a familiar face take the helm of Gadsden County’s government?
    On Aug. 20, Gadsden County Commissioner Sherrie Taylor announced her support for Robert Presnell to serve as Gadsden County’s next administrator. It’s a job he’s held before.
    Taylor said she wanted to hire Presnell to “in order to bring stability, in order to bring back morale, in order to get this county back on its feet to where we need to go.”