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  • Midway leaders talk new faces, old bills

    The City of Midway’s newest councilmember Quintealia Cato was sworn it at their Jan. 5 meeting.
        There was also a pinning ceremony for Midway Police Officer Deric Mordica, who was promoted to the rank of lieutenant.
    MPD Chief Tom Murray said Mordica is a great officer.   He said Mordica is someone the citizens can count on any time of night or day.
    “The young kids ,they love him, and he even gives out blow pops,” Murray said.  “He’s going to go a long, long way.”

  • United in prayer

    A group of Midway residents came out for a morning of worship this past Saturday.  The annual Midway Prayer Day was held at the Eugene Lamb
    Community Center.  
    Pastor Lee Johnson gave words of encouragement for the new year.
    “I’m drawing a line in the sand.” Jones said.  “What happened in 2016 is not going to happen in 2017 to me and my family.”
    About 30 people came out for the prayer service.  

  • BOCC extends auditing services contract

    The Gadsden Board of Commissioners voted to extend their contract with Purvis, Gray and Company auditing firm at a  
    Jan. 3 meeting.
    All of the commissioners agreed the company had done an excellent job for the past two fiscal years, and they also have a vast knowledge of the county’s financial
    records.  

  • His lifetime of service

    Quincy’s former police chief Robert “R.D.” Edwards died at the age of 90 on Dec. 28.  

  • $750K CDBG grant to boost economy
  • 2017 in Review: Main Street group continues hard work in Chattahoochee

    In January 2016, Chattahoochee Main Street hosted the first Galvanizing Gadsden Business Resource Symposium at the Apalachicola Arsenal Museum & Conference Center at Florida State Hospital.
    At the event, a number of the county’s entrepreneurs and business owners were directly connected with access to information and business resources designed to  enable them to grow their respective ventures, create jobs in the community and increase capital investment.

  • Gadsden Dems get new leader

    Former Florida state senator Dwight Bullard has relocated to Gretna, after moving across the state to rejoin the race for chairmanship of the Florida Democratic Party.
    Bullard, who was the incumbent in a state senate race, lost his reelection bid against Stephen Bittel.  A little more than a month later, on Dec. 20, he lost his run for Miami-Dade committeeman to Stephen Bittel, who is also in the race to lead the party.

  • Crash spills jet fuel near Greensboro

    A portion of State Road 12 in Liberty and Gadsden counties was shut down for hours on Tuesday following a tanker-truck crash that left jet fuel spilled near the Liberty-Gadsden line.
    According to Florida Highway Patrol officers at the scene, it was a single-vehicle crash, and the driver of the truck apparently ran off the road. An FHP crash report states that the crash happened around12:30 p.m.   

  • Thyroid specialists coming to county

    Gadsden residents who need to see a specialist for thyroid issues may in the future be able to shorten their travel time to receive care.
    At their Dec. 20 meeting, the Gadsden Board of Commissions voted unanimously to lease a space in the Gadsden Memorial Hospital Building in Quincy to North Florida Thyroid Center for $1 per year.

  • Kicking back at the library

    While the schools have been out on Christmas break, the Gadsden County Public Library workers have been busy trying to keep them engaged in learning and
    entertained.
    On Monday night, the Cowen Library in Chattahoochee hosted a Craftshop.  Children accompanied by an adult were invited out for a night of holiday fun.  At the Craftshop they were able to let their creative juices flow while making foam gingerbread men and women, Santa-please-stop-here door hangers, paper reindeer neckties and paper reindeer hats to match.