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  • 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.

  • $50K grant goes to county for historic school

    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.

  • Local Ballots favor Dems, incumbents

    The election season has come to an end.  For many candidates, and voters it has been long awaited. 

    According to the Supervisor of Elections Office’s, about 75 percent of the county’s 29,594 registered voters cast their ballots in the general election.  This is a 1 percent drop from the 2012 General Election turnout.

    One percent may not seem like much, but it’s actually about 300 voters.              

  • Two more face charges in teen’s death

    Two more arrests have been made in connection with the death of 17-year-old JaVontez T. Thomas.
    On Wednesday, Oct. 28, the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office concluded the investigation of the teen’s death with the arrests of 57-year-old Michael Butler and 24-year-old Christina Harris.  
    Both suspects were charged with aggravated child neglect and manslaughter.

  • Volunteers taking steps to stop a killer in its tracks

    As Breast Cancer Awareness Month came to an end, dozens of Gadsden County residents joined Sheriff Morris Young as he walked across the county.
    The fourth annual Sheriff’s Breast Cancer Awareness Walk began in Midway at 6 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, and ended more than 12 hours and 34 miles later in Chattahoochee.
    This year, more than 60 people came out to participate.  Some walked from beginning to end, while others only logged a few miles.