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Today's News

  • Gwynn Peacock Kidd column: Surviving the Great Depression

    By GWYNN PEACOCK KIDD

    Special to The Times

  • Letters to the Editor: City could have saved money on glossy insert

    On Aug. 9, I received my utility bill from the city of Quincy from June 25-July 22.
    In that bill was the oft-mentioned Hurricane Michael Recovery Fee in the amount of $13.53. I can accept this fee and will continue to pay it as I know how devastating the hurricane was to our community.
    What I cannot understand was the need for a full color and high gloss insert included with the bill that also had a picture of our city manager, Jack McLean Jr., with his explanation as to why we have not received FEMA funds for Hurricane Irma or Hurricane Michael.

  • Jaguars, Bobcats in kickoff classics to prep for season

    By JOE FEROLITO
    Special to The Times
    Gadsden County High School and Robert F. Munroe Day School get the county high school football season underway this week.
    Both are involved in football preseason classic games with the Jaguars hosting Lincoln on Thursday and Munroe playing at Sneads on Friday.

  • Tractor Supply a no-go in Quincy

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    Tractor Supply is not coming to Quincy.
    Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director David Gardner announced the news Aug. 6 during the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners meeting.
    In June, Tractor Supply announced it was opening a store in Quincy in “late summer/early fall,” according to spokeswoman Niki Giacchina.
    The store was slated to come with 15 new jobs, with at least half of them being full-time positions, Giacchina told The Gadsden County Times on June 6.

  • Gadsden County Public Library gears up for back to school

    By TABITHA WASHINGTON

    Special to The Times

  • Quincy police report: 33-year-old Quincy man confessed to shooting woman in the face

     

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN

    The Gadsden County Times

    A man accused of shooting his girlfriend in the face confessed to the crime, according to a Quincy Police Department report filed with the Gadsden County Clerk of Court.

    Willie Anthony Jr., 33, of Quincy, was charged with attempted homicide Aug. 5. He is accused of shooting his girlfriend during an argument Aug. 3. He is currently housed in the Gadsden County jail without bond,

  • Quincy resident alleges commissioner, mayor used 'racial slur'

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN

    The Gadsden County Times

    A black Quincy resident has filed an official complaint with the city of Quincy and asked for “formal disciplinary action” against Quincy Commissioner Ronte Harris and Quincy Mayor Keith Dowdell.

  • Clerk of court threatens to sue county over budget

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN          

    The Gadsden County Times

    Gadsden County Clerk of Court Nicholas Thomas has threatened to sue the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners over potential budget cuts to the clerk’s office, according to an email exchange between Thomas and Interim County Administrator Arthur Lawson.

  • Former county administrator Dee Jackson wants $300K from county

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    Former Gadsden County administrator Dee Jackson and her husband are seeking $300,000 in damages from the county for negligence and defamation, according to a notice of claim sent to the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners and interim county administrator Arthur Lawson.
    Dee Jackson and her husband, Clarence Jackson, have retained Tallahassee attorney Steven Andrews.

  • HOME, SWEET HOME

    By SCOTT J. BRYAN
    The Gadsden County Times
    HAVANA -- Parish Williams has come home.
    Havana Magnet School’s new principal is more than familiar with the school and community he now serves.
    He was born and raised in Havana and graduated from Havana Northside High School in 1986. He’s long attended New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Havana. He’s the former principal at Havana Elementary School, which closed in 2014.