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  • Food service workers honored for service, dedication

    The Food Service Management Team, in conjunction with Superintendent Reginald James and the Gadsden County School Board, recognized Food Service Department managers, employees and retirees with a banquet on May 15 at the Parkway Conference Center in Quincy.

    The retirees, Lessie Jackson, Johnny Sweet and Lois Carroll, were presented with a plaque and thanked for their many years of service.

  • Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Arrest Log

    • Travis Maddox: VOP/Fleeing LEO with no regard, two counts, VOP/Simple battery

    • Derrick McNealy: VOP/Aggravated battery with a deadly weapon

    • Tyranney Scott: VOP/Failure of sexual offender to report

    • Timothy Lamar Jefferson: Violation of injunction

    • Jerome Showers: FTA/Possession of controlled substance (cocaine), possession of drug paraphernalia, obstruction of an officer, two counts, and possession of a controlled substance (cocaine)

    • Traves Cortez Gilyard: VOP/DWLSR, aggravated battery

  • HPD's Smith named Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

    Lt. Tracy Smith of the Havana Police Department has been named the 2009 Gadsden County Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. Smith and other nominees were honored Tuesday during the annual law enforcement luncheon sponsored by local civic organizations.

    In nominating Smith, Havana's police chief Glynn Beach wrote that Smith has displayed and sustained superior performance without equal within the police department.

  • Help for teens, young adults seeking summer jobs

    Florida’s 24 regional workforce boards invite young adults, including those from Gadsden County, to apply for participation in a summer employment program funded by recovery funds under the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

  • NOAA issues Atlantic hurricane season outlook, encourages preparedness

    NOAA forecasters say a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year. However, as with any season, the need to prepare for the possibility of a storm striking near you is essential.

    “Today, more than 35 million Americans live in regions most threatened by Atlantic hurricanes,” Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said. “Timely and accurate warnings of severe weather help save lives and property. Public awareness and public preparedness are the best defenses against a hurricane.”

  • Gadsden students make steady gains on FCAT

    More mathematicians are in the making in Gadsden County and there are FCAT scores in to prove it.

    FCAT scores show that Gadsden County students continue to make gains on the yearly administered high stakes testing. More importantly, more children are scoring at or above the state average and many schools are seeing the highest achievement levels since the inception of the high stakes test. Scores reflect that students in grades 4-10 are showing steady growth in reading and math.

  • Reader's Choice winners announced

    CATEGORIES & WINNER(S)

    Accountant/CPA

    Max Clark

    Apartments

    Arbor Crest

    Appliances

    Stewarts

    Attorneys

    I. Criminal:

    Garcia

    II. Estate Planning

    Jack Harnett

    III. Family

    Valarie Janard

    Automotive

    I. Body Repair

    TNT Dodge

    II . Detailing

    Murphy Mobile Detail

    III. New Car

    TNT Dodge

    IV. Painting

    Harris Painting & Body Shop

  • Crist signs bill to give county another year to reopen hospital

    According to published reports, Gov. Charlie Crist signed a bill this morning that gives Gadsden County another year to reopen the Gadsden Community Hospital.

    Crist signed House Bill 873, sponsored by Rep. Alan Williams, D-Tallahassee, as Gadsden County officials looked on. The bill allows rural hospitals that have held inactive licenses for at least 20 months to get a 12-month license extension. The bill, tailored for Gadsden, requires hospitals to make progress toward reopening.

     

  • DOE releases third grade FCAT results

    The percent of Florida third graders performing at or above grade level in math reached its highest point to date according to Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test results released today. The results build on the state’s long-term progress in math where the percentage of third graders performing at or above grade level has increased 26 percentage points in only 9 years. Additionally, black and Hispanic third graders continue to close the math achievement gap with their White counterparts.

  • Havana swears in council members

    Havana council members Olive Collins and David Norman are sworn in for another term of office by town clerk Sheila Evans. Vernell Ross was voted mayor, while current mayor, T.J. Davis, will assume the position of mayor pro tem, formerly held by Ross.