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  • 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.

  • Tallahassee man dead after accident on King Street

    Mustafa K. Haifa, 22, of Tallahassee, was pronounced dead at the scene Feb. 18 after an accident. Haifa was traveling east on King Street about 9:30 a.m. and collided with a Talquin Electric truck. The accident is under investigation by the Quincy Police Department.

  • Transport service comes to Gadsden

    In the not-too-distant future, Gadsden County residents will have reliable transportation from Quincy to Tallahassee, with a stop in Midway, for a nominal fee.

    The Gadsden Express could begin rolling as early as April if the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners approve all of the hold-harmless agreements March 3. Initially, the transport will only offer service county planning and community development director.

  • GCSO arrests St. Hebron man for marijuana, child endangerment

    Community complaints led to the arrest of 26-year-old Christopher Jerrod Jackson in the early morning hours of Feb. 26 at his home in the St. Hebron Community.

    Around 6:30 a.m., Gadsden County Sheriff's deputies went to a mobile home at 720 Grace Cunningham Rd., where Jackson lives with his wife and two small children.

  • County looks to June 1 as target date for hospital

    During the recent monthly meeting of the Gadsden Hospital Inc. Board of Directors, board members got their first look at the lease between GHI and Hospital Corporation of America, which will be operating the hospital.

    The company will be leasing all 44,000 square feet of the building as well as the vacant land that surrounds the physical structure.

  • Gretna biomass 'summit' to be held

    The Gretna City Commission will host the Gretna Bioenergy Plant Summit Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the National Guard Armory in Quincy, located at 2049 Pat Thomas Parkway.

    The event will provide the public with the opportunity to collect information and ask questions regarding the ADAGE biomass plant being considered by the Gretna City Commission.