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  • Former tax worker charged with theft

    Jami Watson, 29, of Hosford and a former employee for the Tax Collector's Office, has been charged with three counts of grand theft and 34 counts of petit theft, totaling $3,434.06.

    Watson, who turned herself in at the Gadsden County Jail March 18, was charged following an audit after  a taxpayer informed the tax office of errors in their payment. The three counts of grand theft were for amounts totaling $300 or more and petit theft is less than $300.

  • Meth use, manufacturing on the rise

    Investigators with the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics and Vice Unit say the county is becoming what they feared 2 years ago: a place where methamphetamine is rampantly manufactured and consumed.

    Since January, at least five meth labs have been identified, and the contents of each confiscated and arrests made.

  • Chattahoochee group makes ‘demands’ of board

    On the heels of a school bus crash that took the life of 17-year-old West Gadsden High School student De’Sherrime “Dee Dee” Murray, a Chattahoochee group has presented a list of demands to the Gadsden County School District’s leadership.

    Lenora Montgomery, representing the Chattahoochee Concerned Citizens for Change, addressed the school board last week, presenting the group’s “letter of demands.”

  • Downtown beautification project presented

    "Quincy Beautiful" will be the downtown slogan if Quincy city commissioners accept a proposal presented March 23 by Charles Hayes, director of the Community Redevelopment Agency. The 3-year beautification and revitalization plan includes everything from signage to a 40-acre park.

  • March to the Mailbox event set for this Saturday

    The Gadsden County Complete County Committee and the Census Bureau welcomes you to be a part of the March to the Mailbox event, scheduled for April 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gadsden County Courthouse Square.

    The event is designed to increase census participation in the county.  Rural counties such as Gadsden have been historically under-represented in the census. Census numbers determine the distribution of more than $400 billion of federal funds nationwide.

  • Quincy woman arrested for nonprofit theft

    A 54-year-old Quincy woman, Julia Jackson, was arrested and charged with grand theft by misappropriating funds from a nonprofit organization. The organization is the Gadsden County daycare on Fourth Street in Quincy.

    Jackson, who was director at the center, is alleged to have taken money by transferring some funds electronically into her personal account.

  • Tallahassee mayor ready to fight opposition to Talquin Dam spillway project

    Gadsden County has not joined Leon, Wakulla, Liberty and Franklin counties challenging the Northwest Florida Management District and the city of Tallahassee concerning the city's Corn Hydrolelectric Facility Spillway Modification Project. The counties had requested an administative hearing  on the construction permit. The facility is a Tallahassee operated facility but is located on the Gadsden County side of Lake Talquin.

  • No election in Quincy; Gretna, Chattahoochee gear up for faceoffs

    The city of Quincy will have no municipal election April 27. The two incumbents for city commission, Angela Sapp and Finley Cook, are unopposed.

    Gretna has two seats and Chattahoochee has three contested seats. In Gretna, Clarence Jackson is opposing incumbent John E. Smith for Seat 1, and Jeff McNealy has challenged Willie C. Fagg for Seat 3.

    In Chattahoochee, Annette Bates is challenging Catherine Harvey in District 1, Susan Blume is opposing John N. Neely in District 3, and James Glass is going up against incumbent Jerry Wynn for the at-large seat.

  • Census Bureau warns locals about ‘fakes’

    Officials from the U.S. Census Bureau are warning local residents: don’t be fooled when it comes to fake census forms or contact from individuals claiming to be census workers.

    If you are contacted by someone claiming to be a census worker, and that person requests information such as user names, passwords, or Social Security, bank account or credit card numbers, do not surrender your information.

  • Gadsden under tornado watch until 7 p.m.

    Update 2:55 p.m.

    A tornado was spotted in Quincy about 20 miles west of Tallahassee, according to The National Weather Service. Details as they become available.

     

    The National Weather Service has issued Tornado Watch 65 in effect until 7 p.m. EDT /6 p.m. CDT/ this evening for the following areas:

    In Alabama this watch includes four counties

    In southeast Alabama

    Dale

    Geneva

    Henry

    Houston

    In Florida this watch includes 13 counties

    In North Florida