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  • Havana Relay teams seek to raise $45,000 for the cure

    The Havana Relay for Life is set for April 17 and 18, and will kick off with the opening of the track at Havana Community Park at 3:30 p.m. April 17.

    At 4 p.m., the Relay committee and Survivor tents will open, music will begin and walkers can begin walking on the track. Survivor registration begins in the Survivor tent at 4:30.

    Monster trucks and antique cars will take center stage at 5 p.m., and face painters will be on hand to provide some color to the faces of children of all ages.

  • Clerk of Courts office faces layoffs

    State-mandated budget cuts have caused layoffs in the Gadsden County Clerk of Courts office.

    Nicholas Thomas, county clerk of courts, was notified last month by John Dew, executive director of the Florida Clerks of Court Operations Corporation, that his certified budget expenditures had been cut.

    "Specifically, your certified approved budget expenditures have been decreased by 15.16 percent. Your ABE has been modified from $1,434, 218 to $1,216,778.96," Dew wrote.

  • City, county reach fire agreement

    The city of Quincy and the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners have struck an agreement for fire service.

    The agreement is to continue providing the current fire service under the gap contract for the next 5 months when the fiscal year runs out on Sept. 1.

    After that, the service will be evaluated again by the commission.

    "I've talked with firefighters in recent months and they have expressed concerns about the city of Quincy and they have offered another option," said Commissioner Gene Morgan.

  • Urgent Care to close June 22

    Gadsden County's Urgent Care Center will remain open, with modifications, through June 21 when the hospital is due to open its doors. But whether the hospital opens or not, the Urgent Care Center will close its doors on June 22.

    That recommendation was made following a committee meeting last week with representatives from the county's staff, Gadsden County Clerk of Courts Nicholas Thomas, Urgent Care Administrator Corey Fleming and the Gadsden County Health Department.

  • County considers dipping into endowment to furnish hospital

    Eugene Lamb, chairman of the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners, is optimistic that the Legislature will grant an extension to complete hospital renovations.

    "The House subcommittee passed on the extension two weeks ago and last week the Senate passed it. It looks like we'll be getting that extension for 12 months," Lamb said during a regular board meeting last Tuesday night.

  • Storms may have contaminated area wells; check yours to be sure

    Last week when more than 12 inches of rain drenched the county, the telephone at the environmental health section of the Gadsden County Health Department hardly stopped ringing.

  • County commissioners hire Tallahassee law firm

    The Tallahassee law firm of Ausley & McMullen has been selected to provide legal services to the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners. During the regular meeting Tuesday night, the firm was selected from the list of nine that submitted proposals.

    Commissioner Doug Croley sat on the selection committee and made the motion to hire the firm. He was supported by commissioners Eugene Lamb and Gene Morgan.

    He also recommended that Randy Hanna, an attorney and Gadsden County native, negotiate the terms of the agreement with Ausley & McMullen.

  • Without funding, renovations at courthouse will cease

    Gadsden County’s Capital Improvement Plan, which is a comprehensive plan for growth, includes many things the county wishes to obtain funding for. And completion of renovations of the courthouse is on that list.

    “The Capital Improvement Plan is a part of our budget that is dedicated to the renovation and construction of buildings and the purchase of equipment,” said Bud Parmer, interim county manager.

    Funding would allow for space and aesthetic beauty to be restored to the main building, as well as telephone line connections in the courthouse annex.

  • New yoga studio to open in Quincy April 20

    The Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the opening of Yoga Dog Studio at 103 East Jefferson St. in Quincy.

    Yoga Dog will host a grand opening party April 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. to encourage the public to visit the studio, learn about the therapeutic benefits of yoga, pick up a schedule and meet some of the teachers.

  • Schools superintendent presents suggestions for budget savings

    It was standing room only at the Gadsden County School Board workshop last Tuesday night, and parents and teachers present expressed concerns regarding rumored school closings and job loss.