Local News

  • Midway’s new city manager gets four-year contract

    Many Midway citizens who attended Midway City Council’s meeting this past Thursday expressed outraged after council members voted to approve City Manager Leslie Steele’s four-year contract.

  • Irma brings wind, rain, evacuees

     Last week, as Hurricane Irma approached Florida, Gadsden County’s Emergency Management geared up early to get locals prepared.
    Emergency Management Director Maj. Shawn Wood urged citizens to go ahead and fill up their cars with gas even though Irma was almost a week away from Gadsden County, if she even showed up.
    Meteorologists were uncertain of Irma’s projected path.  At first the hurricane was predicted to hit Miami and head up Florida’s east coast into Jacksonville, Georgia and South Carolina.

  • Remember medications in disaster situations

    In the event of a flood, you may need to evacuate your home and access to regular health and medical services may be temporarily limited. To ensure you are able to continue taking your medications under such circumstances, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) recommends you be prepared and plan now by taking the following measures:

    o Per Executive Order No. 17-235, as it relates to Hurricane Irma, residents are now able to filled prescriptions early. This Executive order is to ensure that residents have enough medications to last through this hurricane.

  • Gadsden's emergency management office calls for volunteers

     Local officials met again today at the Sheriff’s office to get an update on Hurricane Irma. Gadsden County Emergency Management Director Maj. Shawn Wood said if Irma stays on the current path, the Gadsden County area may have an atmosphere similar to when Hurricane Hermine hit last year. He said with Irma’s low barometric pressure, there is a possibility of the area getting 85 mph winds, as well as tornados.

  • Gadsden County offices close early Friday

    Due to the threat posed by Hurricane Irma, Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners Office closed Friday at 2:30 pm and will remain closed until Tuesday, September 12.


  • Gadsden County announces state of emergency

    The Gadsden CountyCommission has declared Gadsden County to be in a state of emergency. Emergency operations are now being managed by the Division of Emergency Management. Please stay tuned for information as it comes available.

  • Diabetes Disaster Preparedness

    From a press release

  • RFM to close Monday due to Irma

    Robert F. Munroe Day School in Quincy/Mt. Pleasant has announced that the school will be closed Monday in anticipation of bad weather from Hurricane Irma. The school is open Friday and regularly scheduled activities for Saturday will proceed as planned.

  • Governor closes Florida public schools in advance of Hurricane Irma

    With Hurricane Irma looming over Florida, Gov. Rick Scott has directed all public K-12 schools, state colleges, state universities and state offices to close Friday, Sep. 8 through Monday, Sep. 11.

  • Beating the odds

    It started with just a little soreness under her arm.  Gaye Lashley said it was the end of 2008, and she was already seeing her doctor for another medical issue when she mentioned it to him.
    “When he pushed down, he could feel the swollen lymph node,” Lashley said.
    The doctor ordered a mammogram and ultrasound for her.  She said she always went to get a mammogram every year anyway.
    On Dec. 30, the test results came back.  Lashley said the mammogram and ultrasound had not detected the cancer.