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  • 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
    casseroles.
    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
    fellowship.

  • 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
    family.

  • Honoring Gadsden’s veterans

    Gadsden County showed gratitude to local veterans on Veterans Day. This past Friday, a sizeable crowd came out to Quincy’s courthouse square to honor those who risked their lives while fighting for Americans’ freedom.
    Freddie Robinson said he enjoyed the program that was put on by the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners Veteran’s Service Office.    He also said he wished there would have been a larger turnout, but he was thankful for the people who did come out.

  • A taste steeped in tradition

    In this part of North Florida, there may be no better fundraiser than a good old-
    fashioned chicken pilau.
    Pronounced “pur-low,” the beloved dish consists of stewed chicken and rice.
    The West Gadsden Historical Society hosted its annual fall meeting and Chicken Pilau Supper this past Saturday.  Dozens of people came out to the Greensboro Depot Railroad Museum for the event.

  • Midway honors Miss FAMU

             The city of Midway recognized Amberly Williams, the 2016-17 Miss Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, at their Oct. 3 meeting.  The Midway native, a fourth-year biology/pre-dental student, is the 110th person crowned Miss FAMU.

  • Midway honors Miss FAMU
  • New fire chief a familiar face

    Quincy officially has a new fire chief.  Although he is still fairly new to the position, Chief Curtis Bridges is no stranger to the department. 

                The Quincy native has been fighting fires in Gadsden County for 28 years.

                Bridges said he attended schools in the Gadsden County’s public school system and graduated from Shanks’ Class of 1982.

  • Chamber meeting emphasizes teamwork

    Regional Economic Development was the topic of the Nov. 3 Go Gadsden meeting.  TDS Telecom sponsored the event.

                Sue Dick, President/CEO of Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, Benjamin H. Pingree, Director of PLACE, Al Latimer, Office of Economic Vitality in Tallahassee/Leon County, and Skip Foster, Publisher of the Tallahassee Democrat discussed strategies of improving the economy collaboratively.

  • Midway Hires new police chief

    At their Nov. 1 meeting, the Gadsden Board of County Commissioners approved Chairwoman Brenda Holt to sign an agreement with the state, awarding the County $50,000 to remove asbestos from William Spencer Stevens School.

    The grant, which was awarded by the State of Florida, Department of State, Florida division of Historical Resources.  As Rural Economic Development Initiative community, Gadsden is not required provide any match.

     Since the grant is typically a matching grant, the contract contains language regarding matching.