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  • Store clerk helps bust meth ‘shoppers’

    An alert V-Stop convenience store clerk in Douglas City notified authorities after two men, 42-year-old Robert Harrison and 39-year-old Jeffery Griffin, came to his store every month and bought all of the iodine. The liquid is one of the main components in making methamphetamine.

    "We're lucky because we don't have that (methamphetamine use) problem but they're coming here to buy supplies. They're buying pseudoephedrine tablets and anything that contains sinus and cold medicine," said Lt. Jim Corder of the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Vice and Narcotics Unit.

  • Parents group thanks supporters

    The Parents of Munroe wish to thank the many people it took to put on the annual Robert F. Munroe Day School fundraiser dinner and dance March 14. With over 160 people in attendance, this event was a wonderful success in raising money to support educational programs and activities at the school.

    It would not have been possible if it weren't for all the students, parents, faculty, staff and the many friends and supporters, who all committed their time and talents, and many of them attended the event and had fun.

  • Safe Surrender offers neutral environment for offenders

    On any given day there are between 8,000 and 9,000 warrants bearing the names of Gadsden County residents. Some of these offenders have multiple warrants, which adds to the numbers when warrants are tallied.

    Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young said he plans to piggyback on a program initiated by the United States Marshals Service, which will make it easy for people with warrants to surrender in a safe and neutral environment. In most cases, the individuals can clear their records in a matter of hours.

  • When the weather’s bad, domestic violence incidents can increase, says local officials

    During Thursday's day-long downpour, Maj. Shawn Wood of the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office said he had to pull officers away from duties such as identifying impassable roads and checking on possible tornado touch downs to send them to answer domestic violence calls.

    "I had to take officers off the road five times today to send them to respond to domestic violence calls," Wood said, shaking his head.

    Deborah Lloyd, Gadsden County Refuge House coordinator, said she isn't surprised.

  • FHP to conduct DUI checkpoints this weekend

    The Florida Highway Patrol will conduct saturation patrols 9 p.m. on April 10 until 3 a.m. on April 11 in Gadsden County. The saturation patrols or “wolfpacks”

    will concentrate on impaired drivers. Realizing the dangers of impaired driving, the

    FHP wants to educate the public, remove impaired drivers from the roadways of Florida and help ensure a safe driving environment for all of Florida’s citizens. A

    DUI “wolf-pack” helps address all of the above mentioned needs.

  • Man arrested in connection with last night's shooting in Chattahoochee

    A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a shooting last night in Chattahoochee.

    Taurence Crawford was identified by his victim. Crawford was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm.

    The shooting took place just before 6:30 p.m. at the 700 block of Lincoln Drive. The victim suffered a superficial gunshot wound to the right ear and neck, according to reports.

  • Gadsden County under flood watch

    UPDATED 4:25 P.M.

    County Road 12 from Leon County into Havana is now flooded at Fairbanks Ferry, where the Ochlockonee River has blocked entry. The guardrail has submerged as the river's waters surged over the two-lane road.

    Flooding from the river near Bloxham has also become a concern, and the flood warning issued earlier has been extended until Monday morning.

  • Local residents report flooding

    The Gadsden County Times is seeking citizen journalists to report flooding throughout the county.

    If you live in an area that has experienced flooding due to the recent rain, give us a call at 627-7649 or e-mail us at editor@gadcotimes.com. We are seeking information on how much rain has actually been recorded in various areas throughout the county, so if you have a rain gauge, your help is especially needed.

    And if you have photos of flooding in your area, please e-mail them to us as well. We'll publish them online and in our print edition.

  • Injunction granted on Waste Pro

    A temporary injunction against Waste Pro of Florida, the company that serves Quincy, and one of its employees, Joel Thornton, was granted earlier this week by Circuit Judge Sanders Sauls in Wakulla County. The injunction was filed by Emerald Waste Services, which has served parts of Gadsden, Wakulla and Franklin counties for the past 6 months.

  • Hospital board says construction going well; but questions over funding still haunt

    There was good news and there was bad news at the Gadsden Community Hospital Board of Directors meeting last Monday night.

    The good news is that construction and renovations at the hospital are going well. Clyde Collins, inspector for the county, stopped short of saying that progress on the physical structure is ahead of schedule.

    "We're installing ceilings, the generator is due by Friday, the sheetrock has been done, we're finishing the painting and the roofer should be ready to get start finishing by Monday," Collins said.