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  • Get Going Gadsden Campaign kicks off

    With a high energy Mardi Gras theme and proclamations of support from half dozen cities, the "Get Going Gadsden" campaign kicked off June 1.

    It is a broad ambitious initiative by the Gadsden County Health Department targeting as many residents as possible.

  • Baseball season dedicated to De'Erick McCray

    It was ideal baseball weather and the field was in perfect condition as the players lined up on the sidelines.
    Baseball is back at Jackson Heights Park.
    "This is a celebration of joy for the community," said Erica Cotton. "We all shed tears on a daily basis."
    Cotton thanked the crowd for turning out and encouraged people to keep coming out to Jackson Heights Park and watch ball the games this season.

  • U.S. Forest Service responding to wildfires

    The U.S. Forest Service is concerned about the ongoing dry conditions causing wildfire danger to be high.  Apalachicola National Forest firefighters have responded to several wildfires since Sunday.

    North Florida is experiencing the effects of dry conditions, low humidity, unpredictable winds, and increasing temperatures that can lead to increased numbers of wildfires.

    Wildfires that burn out of control can impact forest lands and threaten the safety of people and property.

  • Crowd turns out for Memorial Day

    Celebrating Memorial Day on the Gadsden County Courthouse Square is expected to become an annual event.

    On Monday, for first time in recent memory, the holiday was observed there as hundreds gathered to remember and honor those who died serving their country.

    Gadsden County Commissioner Sherrie Taylor who acknowledged it came together in pretty short order spearheaded the event.

  • Inside this week's Gadsden County Times
  • East Gadsden High School names valedictorian

  • Fly-In this weekend at Quincy-Gadsden Airport

    The action’s at the airport Saturday May 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Pilots from all over the Southeast will converge on Quincy Municipal Airport for the annual Quincy Fly-In sponsored by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 445.

  • Led by Grena, students surpass expectations with FCAT writing scores

    t has been a great school year for Gretna Elementary.
    Earlier the Rams celebrated as Gretna was named an "A" school and last week it was announced they led the district as well as the Big Bend Region, in the percentage of students passing the FCAT Writing Test.

    "Gretna Elementary excelled with 100 percent of its fourth grade students passing," announced Superintendent Reginald James at a press conference on the district's scores.

  • Graduation at Gadsden Correctional Facility

      But for the fences topped with razor wire that surround the facility and all of the graduates are female with the same color blue pants peeking out from under their gowns, the graduation on April 29 at Gadsden Correctional Facility could have been any other small high school in the nation.
        In all, 49 students earned their General Education Diplomas while others earned certificates in various occupations including: cosmetology, culinary arts, law clerks, horticulture, personal computer support and commercial driver license.

  • It's finally time for Quincyfest

     From the time the sun sets over Quincy Friday evening until the street lights burn Saturday night, the city will be buzzing with excitement this weekend. This is Quincyfest weekend and people from all over north Florida will flood into town for the music, the food and the fun.