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Today's News

  • Tractor Supply to open store in Quincy

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN

    The Gadsden County Times

    Quincy will soon be home to a major retail chain.

    Tractor Supply, a national chain that offers farm, home improvement, lawn maintenance and livestock, equine and pet care products, is slated to open a store in “late summer/early fall,” according to spokeswoman Niki Giacchina.

  • JACK IS BACK

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    Jack McLean can’t quit Quincy.
    As an attorney with the Legal Services of North Florida, McLean fought for voting rights, equal representation and equitable treatment of African-Americans in Gadsden County.
    A former Tallahassee commissioner and mayor, McLean later became Quincy’s city attorney and eventually its city manager.
    And in 2014, he was fired in a 3-2 vote. He eventually sued the city for his pension before settling out of court.

  • Quincy commissioners OK pension for themselves

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    Quincy City Commissioners approved an additional financial benefit for themselves May 28 during a regularly scheduled meeting.
    Commissioners voted 3-2 to allow city commissioners to participate in the city’s Employee Retirement Savings Plan. Mayor Keith Dowdell and commissioners Ronte Harris and Angela Sapp voted in favor of the extra benefit.

  • Local organization fetes Gadsden County authors

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    Each year, the Gadsden County Democratic Women’s Club hosts its Ebony and Ivory Affair to honor high-achieving Gadsden County residents.
    This year, the women honored writers.
    The women’s club hosted its 2019 Ebony & Ivory Affair on Friday, plus a Saturday morning brunch at the Gadsden County Public Library.

  • Highway Patrol investigates crash that left three injured

    The Gadsden County Times
    Three people were injured early Sunday morning in a one-car crash, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
    A 2005 Ford Focus was traveling south on State Road 63 in Gadsden County when the driver, 22-year-old Malique Byrd of Tallahassee, drifted off the roadway and lost control of the car, a Highway Patrol report said.
    The report said the car “traveled onto the southbound shoulder and ditch” and the front windshield area “struck a downed tree that was previously cut and resting on the shoulder.”

  • Sorority luncheon benefits student scholarships

    Special to The Times
    The Mu Mu Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority hosted its second annual Royal Founders Luncheon at the Golf Club of Quincy on May 18.
    The chapter honored three graduating seniors from Gadsden and Leon county public high schools with scholarships for their winning essays.
    The recipients were LiNyah Lee of Rickards High, first-place winner of $500; Kenijah Brown of Gadsden County High, second-place winner of $300; and Jada Lindsey of Gadsden County High, third-place winner of $200.

  • Scott J. Bryan: All gas ... literally, no brakes

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN

    The Gadsden County Times

     

  • Southern by the grace of God

    By GWYNN PEACOCK KIDD

    Special to The Times

  • Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down

    Gadsden County Times Editorial Board

     

  • Chehaw Park in Albany, Georgia, offers visitors a variety of animals to view

    By VICKIE LILLO
    Special to The Times
    ALBANY, GEORGIA -- It is like a live version of Disney’s Timón and Pumba cartoon episodes, without the charming, but odiferous, warthog.
    The meerkat stands upright on his back haunches, using his tail for balance, while peering down into a man-made termite mound. Jittery.
    The dark-brown, pointy nose twitches incessantly as it inspects the cone for insects – the ebony eyes with their coal-black patches and binocular vision scan the desert terrain for marauders, just like in the wild.