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  • Funeral held for student who died after crash

    More than 1,000 family members and friends of De'Sherrime "Dee Dee" Murray, 17,  paid their last respects March 14 at West Gadsden High School gymnasium.

    Others, including many elected officials, were there to show support for the family. Murray died at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital – the same hospital where she was born in 1992 – one day after  the school bus she and 48 other students were riding from school crashed into a tree on Lincoln Street, south of Chattahoochee.

  • Criminal charges filed against deputy in gas theft case

    When other law enforcement officers from three different agencies noticed in 2008 that Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Deputy Anthony Brown was filling containers in the trunk of his patrol car with gasoline they reported the incident to Sheriff Morris Young.

    Young immediately initiated an internal investigation.

  • Residents still left with questions after summit

    Last week’s Gretna Bioenergy Plant Summit left many local residents angry and still looking for answers.

  • Local student makes history by winning governor’s essay contest

    Louis “Tre” Zanders III is proud of the fact that his grandfather, Louis Zanders Sr. - who shares his name - has made history as the first black Florida Department of Transportation officer in the state.

    And now Louis Senior can be extra-proud of Louis III – Tre was recently named the winner of the Governor’s Student Essay Contest as part of the state’s celebration of Black History Month – and he is the first Gadsden County student to do so, etching his own place in history.

  • Gadsden County Boys and Girls Clubs to remain open

    The two Gadsden County Boys and Girls Clubs are not affected by the closing, from March 8 to April 2, of 10 Boys and Girls Clubs of the Big Bend in Tallahassee. The clubs in Havana and Chattahoochee will remain open and hours of operation will remain the same.

  • DOC to build re-entry facility in Gadsden; 150 jobs up for grabs

    Tallahassee Community College president Bill Law announced to Gadsden County commissioners during the board’s regular March 2 meeting that the Florida Department of Corrections will build a facility at the Florida Public Safety Institute to house 576 inmates within the next year.

  • Repairs to Lake Talquin Dam brings concerns for residents

    The third time was not the charm for Liberty County Commissioner Davis Stoutamire when the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners refused to pass a proclamation opposing repairs to the Lake Talquin Dam.

    Local opposition to sending a proclamation revolved around worries about the lake if the dam was not repaired.

    "There is so much around this issue that we don't know about. I'm not in favor of putting my name on anything that will change the level of the lake or its designation," said Commissioner Gene Morgan.

  • County report is in: Administrator says things are looking up

    Johnny Williams, Gadsden County administrator, recently released the 2009 annual report to the public.

    "Despite the challenging fiscal situation, the fiscal year 2008-9 adopted budget plan continues to support the core needs of the county and maintains the investments that we have made to ensure our quality of life,"  stated the management and budget overview in the report.

  • Gretna city officials put ADAGE on hold

    Gretna city officials announced March 15 that they have decided to defer making a decision on the ADAGE biomass plant for 6 months, giving them more time to “study this matter in greater detail.”

     

    In response, ADAGE sent out a press release later that same day that stated the company will “suspend work on the Gadsden County project.” The company also said it would ask the Florida Department of Environmental Quality to suspend activity on the Air Resource Permit Application for the Gadsden County project.

     

  • What do I do if I catch Swine Flu? How do I prevent it?

    With the number of cases of H1N1 Swine Flu on the rise, many are asking, “What are the symptoms?” and “How do I know I have Swine Flu and not a regular flu virus?” Some people are even still asking what Swine Flu is.

    As of Tuesday, there were a reported 15 cases of Swine Flu in Gadsden County, and the numbers are expected to rise as the cold and flu season gets underway.