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  • Teacher under suspicion of being high at school

    A West Gadsden High School Teacher is under investigation after fellow teachers and students reported that he acted as if he might be under the influence on the job.  Read more in the April 13 edition of The Gadsden County Times.

  • Midway considers rehiring former police chief

    Just weeks after firing Tom Murray, the Midway City Council is considering rehiring him after Murray threatened litigation.

  • Midway considers rehiring former police chief

    Just weeks after firing Tom Murray, the Midway City Council is considering rehiring him after Murray threatened litigation.

  • Milton resumes push for school consolidations

    Gadsden County Schools Superintendent Roger Milton has decided to put his school reconfiguration proposal back on the table.
    At a school board meeting Tuesday, March 28, Milton announced he will make a recommendation to the board during a special meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 4.
    Milton’s announcement came after several residents asked him to bring it back. Although some said they didn’t completely agree with his plan for school consolidations, each said the district cannot continue to do nothing to address the underlying issues.

  • Blaze destroys historic school

    Monday afternoon, smoke could still be seen billowing from what is left of the historic Stevens High School after a fire ravaged it early Sunday morning.People passed by, stopping to take photos and videos.  Charred remains of canned goods, superheated in the fire, could still be seen shooting out of the building, landing yards away.

  • Exploring the magic of science

    A group of James A. Shanks Middle School students recently traveled to Tallahassee with several teachers for a special event at the “Mag Lab.”
    The National High Magnet Field Laboratory, which houses the largest and highest-powered magnet in the world, opened it doors for thousands of science fans Saturday.  
    According to a press release from the MagLab, the open house is the region’s largest science event, and it featured 100 hands-on demonstrations for kids and adults of all ages.

  • GCSB hears other options for school mergers

    School board members now have other options to consider, when it comes to the school consolidation proposal.
    As they met with the community at West Gadsden High School on Feb. 27, a few people from the crowd of about 100 voiced concerns about the superintendent’s school consolidation plan.
    “Students now are being bused from St. John’s and Gretna to East Gadsden,” said Frances Brown, who lives in Chattahoochee.  “Why can’t those kids come here?

  • County commissioners approve law firm contract

    At their Feb. 21 meeting, Gadsden County Commissioners voted to approve a contract with a law firm to represent them.
    In January, commissioners selected Ausley McMullen as the firm to provide legal services for the commissioners, and they told County Administrator Robert Presnell to negotiate a one-year agreement. Under the contract, the county will pay the law firm $7,750 per month as a retainer for the first 50 hours of service. Additional hours would be billed according to the fee schedule spelled out in the contract.

  • Opponents hope road plans hit dead end

    Several Quincy residents who attended the Bypass North Loop public meeting last week said they are not happy with the proposal.
    Donna Green, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Transportation said they met with the public a few years ago to offer three alternative routes for the project, which has only been funded as far as the design for now.
    On Feb. 23, FDOT met with the public again to present the proposed preferred route. The road would link State Road 12 to County Road 267.

  • West Gadsden Panther boys win state basketball championship