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  • Hard work pays off

    Gadsden County School District officials surprised three employees when they made a special trip to their schools on Thursday, Jan. 12.  
    Superintendent Roger Milton walked into each school, holding flowers and balloons and with a huge smile on his face.  
    At West Gadsden High School in Greensboro, receptionist/secretary Maggie Conyers’ eyes filled with tears of joy as Milton told her she had won School Related Employee of the Year.  

  • County girls continue busy season

    After using this past week to get back into the playing groove following a holiday break, our county girls basketball teams will be attempting to gain momentum as they head into the home stretch of the season before entering district play at the end of the month.  
    West Gadsden

  • 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.”

  • 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.  

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • $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.

  • His lifetime of service

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

  • Local man dead after Christmas Eve crash

    According to a Florida Highway Patrol crash report,  38-year-old Michael Hopkins, of Quincy, was riding his motorcycle east on County Road 268, near the intersection of County Road 270,  at about 7:45 p.m. Dec. 24, when Hopkins attempted to pass another vehicle, and swerved onto the shoulder of the road, trying to avoid a collision. Hopkins lost control of his motorcycle, a 2007 Honda CVR, as it overturned and came to a final rest on the south shoulder.
    Hopkins was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, where he later died.
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