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Today's News

  • Wolverines stop Seminoles’ CWS run

    By JOE FEROLITO
    Special to The Times
    Just when it looked like it might be fate, Michigan’s Tommy Henry put a stop, at least temporarily, to Florida State and Mike Martin’s run to a national NCAA Baseball Championship.
    Henry’s left arm limited the Seminoles to just three hits in the Wolverines’ 2-0 win in the College World Series on Monday night.
    The loss dropped FSU into the loser’s bracket, a spot it tried to start working its way out of Wednesday with a game against Texas Tech.

  • Woodland wins U.S. Open; Senior Open with Havana native set for next week

    By JOE FEROLITO
    Special to The Times
    It looked like a made-for-television event.
    Gary Woodland staved off all challenges to win last weekend’s U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, shooting 13 under par.
    Woodland entered the final round Sunday tied with Justin Rose for the lead.
    The 35-year-old pulled away from Rose mid-round, then held off late-charging FSU alumnus Brooks Koepka with heads-up play on the last three holes.
    It was the first Major win for Woodland.

  • Commission on ethics declines to investigate four Gadsden complaints

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    The Florida Commission on Ethics declined June 6 to further investigate four cases originating out of Gadsden County because of a lack of legal sufficiency.
    Former Midway city manager Auburn Ford lodged two complaints April 29 against Midway Councilman Samuel Stevens and former Midway Mayor Wanda Range.
    Ford alleges Stevens and Range “received unauthorized compensation” from Midway after council voted for pay raises for themselves.

  • Midway places manager on paid administrative leave

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN

    The Gadsden County Times

    Midway City Manager Leslie Steele was placed on paid administrative leave Monday night after she said she filed a whistleblower complaint against three council members.

  • 2 dead in fatal car crash in Quincy

    The Gadsden County Times

    Two people are dead and a 3-year-old child was injured in a crash Thursday night on U.S. 90 in Quincy, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Ruben Ayala, 36, of Kissimmee, and 50-year-old Rosa Winbush, of Quincy, died in the crash at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of U.S. 90 and Cleveland Street, according to the report. A 3-year-old girl was taken to Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare.

    According to the report, Ayala was driving a 2000 Honda Accord and Winbush was driving a 2013 Buick Verano.

  • President signs aid package

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    Congress has approved and President Donald Trump has signed a $19.1 billion disaster relief bill that could bring some much-needed funding to Gadsden County.
    On Thursday, the president signed the Disaster Aid Bill, which provides financial relief to Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, California and Puerto Rico.
    “So important for our GREAT American farmers and ranchers,” Trump tweeted.

  • Midway councilwoman wants to fire manager

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    MIDWAY – A city councilwoman tried to fire the city manager and a hearing to discuss another councilman’s ethics violation was scheduled Thursday night during the City of Midway’s monthly meeting at City Hall.
    NanDrycka King Albert was elected the District 3 representative for Midway City Council on April 30.
    She said there were “some areas of concern” with the City Manager Leslie Steele’s job performance.

  • United Way of the Big Bend’s Gadsden County community investment team meets to discuss funds

    The Gadsden County Times
    United Way of the Big Bend’s Gadsden County community investment team met May 16 at Talquin’s headquarters to allocate funds raised during the most recent United Way funds.
    Funds will be distributed to identified agencies serving families in the Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) population and below that align with United Way’s five outcome areas: housing, early learning, safety net, aging workforce and skill development.

  • Commissioners approve new tax exemptions

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    Gadsden County’s divided Board of Commissioners approved an amendment that could provide tax exemptions to some new and existing businesses.
    At the commissioners’ June 4 meeting, commissioners voted 3-2 to adopt an ordinance that adds new definitions for “new business” and “expansion of existing businesses.”
    Commissioners Eric Hinson and Sherrie Taylor opposed the motion.

  • First round of FSA test scores a mixed bag for Gadsden

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    The first round of test scores released by the Florida Department of Education brought good and bad news to the Gadsden County Public Schools.
    The results released with third-grade English/language arts scores.
    Gadsden County had 37 percent of its third-grades score a 3 (satisfactory) or better on the Florida Standards Assessment, which ranks the county 66th out of 67 counties.
    Last year, 40 percent of Gadsden County’s third-graders scored a 3 or better.