Local News

  • Getting together
  • Three incumbents sworn in

    Three newly re-elected Gadsden County commissioners were sworn in at a special meeting on Nov. 22.
    Gene Morgan, Eric Hinson and Sherrie Taylor all vowed to continue to serve their county and its citizens.
    Taylor was appointed to be the BOCC chairperson, while Eric Hinson was appointed to be the vice-chair.
    “Sophia home now … it’s going to be some straightening ‘round here,” Taylor said, jokingly quoting a line from “The Color Purple” after banging the gavel.

  • Dinner is served at AMIKids!

    The aroma of fried chicken and collard greens filled the air at the Associated Marine Institute Kids Gadsden open house last Thursday evening.

  • Panthers ready to take final step

    Over the past three seasons, the West Gadsden High School Panthers have made three consecutive appearances in the Regional Finals, which all resulted in tough losses to Chipley High.
    But this year, Coach Moten’s basketball squad is pushing for a different result.
    This year West Gadsden will have a very experienced group of players on the hardwood, including eight seniors.
    In preparation for the season, Moten said he implemented “a lot of cardio, such as sprinting, running hills and jumping rope.”

  • County to widen Howell Road with FDOT grant

    At their Nov. 15 meeting, the Gadsden County Commission voted unanimously to sign off on the Florida Department Of Transportation County Incentive Grant program agreement.
    The grant will be used for the widening and resurfacing of Howell Road from 18 feet to 22 feet. County Administrator Robert Presnell said although the agenda showed a $1.4 million project, the project will be in the $750,000 range so there will be no out-of-pocket cost to the BOCC

  • Just in time for Thanksgiving
  • County lands $750K grant

    The Gadsden County Commission was recently awarded a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant.  
    The grant is funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
    County Administrator Robert Presnell said the CDBG office recommended updating the following policies:
    • Housing Assistance Plan
    • CDBG Procurement Policy
    • Resolution Prohibiting Excessive Force
    • The CDBG Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Policy

  • Havana Garden Club hosts bake sale

    Havana was the place to be Saturday for anyone looking for beautiful homemade Christmas gifts and tasty treats.
    The Havana Garden Club hosted its annual Crafts and Baked Goods Bazaar at the Hazel J. Baker Community Center.
    The baked goods were made “from scratch,” and included brownies, cakes, cookies and pies.
    They also had frozen casseroles such as chicken tetrazzini, sausage and egg and Texas beef hash
    An assortment of jellies included apricot, blackberry, spiced cherry and even habanera.  

  • Thanksgiving tradition to continue without ‘Pastor Bob’

    For 14 years, ChristTown Ministries has hosted a community Thanksgiving dinner.  This Thanksgiving will be the first without Pastor Bob Wells.
    Pastor Bob, who was the founder of the outreach ministry, died in March.
    His widow, Pastor Laura said planning the dinner hasn’t been easy, while still dealing with the big gaping hole in her heart from the loss.  However, she’s pushing through the pain to help provide the community with a holiday filled with love and

  • Midway family loses home, contents in fire

    A Midway family recently lost their home and all of their personal belonging to a fire.  
    Marcus Reed said no one was home when the fire broke out on Sumpter Ridge Road.  According to a Midway police report, officers were dispatched to the scene at 2:55 p.m.  
    Corp. Mordica said he and Sgt. Mixon were the first to arrive on the scene.  According to the report, the Quincy and Havana fire departments extinguished the fire.  
    Mordica said he contacted the Red Cross to render any assistance to the