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  • Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Arrests

    • Tauvus Black: VOP/Possession of cocaine

    • Martha Grace Register: Theft by taking

    • Jerame Gunter Durden: Possesion of a concealed firearm, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription

    • Timothy Hutchinson: Burglary of a dwelling

    • Markeith Watson: Felony/battery/VOP

  • GTI awarded $50,000 AT&T grant

    Gadsden Technical Institute’s faculty and students applauded and grinned from ear to ear as AT&T executives presented a check for $50,000 to the school for technology improvements to its programs today.

    Written as a 20/20 grant in 2008, the awaded funds will improve, enhance and update GTI’s existing technology for secondary and post-secondary career and technical education programs.

  • Billions in stimulus dollars available to states for education

    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced that $44 billion in stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be available to states in the next 30 to 45 days. The first round of funding will help avert hundreds of thousands of estimated teacher layoffs in schools and school districts while driving crucial education improvements, reforms and results for students.

  • Crist, Sink unveil Sunshine spending Web site to help track taxpayer dollars

    Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink announced Tuesday a new Web site that will allow Floridians to track how state government spends their taxpayer dollars: www.MyFlo-ridaCFO.com/SunshineSpending.

    The launch of the Sunshine Spending Web site comes during Sunshine Week, the annual celebration of Florida’s dedication to making state and local government more accessible to the public.

  • Contractor considers options for SR 267 asphalt operation

    Chuck Roberts of C.W. Roberts Contracting Inc. has 30 days to decide whether he will request the Gadsden Couny Planning and Zoning Commission hear his request for a variance or whether he will shut down his operation on State Road 267.

  • Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Report

    • Anthony Swatts: VOP/ Forgery/Uttering-Utter Forged

    • Richard Jackson: FTA-FOE Arraignment/ROWOV

    • Devontiah Jones: Violation of Community Control

    • Pedrico Starr: Warranty Arrest

    • Jonathan Heard: Open warrant on FTA/DWSLR

    • Shawonda Davis: Violation of Injuction

    • Lamar Ray: Charge of possession of concealed firearm, possession of firearm by convicted felon, possession of burglary tools

    • Ezra Stuckey: Violation of community control

  • Funds to keep hospital up and running scarce

    The push to renovate and remodel the hospital is nearly complete, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. All that's needed now is to locate the nearly $2.7 million it will take to get the facility operational for at least 6 months. That doesn't include the furniture, fixtures and equipment at an estimated cost of $3.3 million.

  • Outstanding bills could break Urgent Care fund

    "You are basically out of money to run the Urgent Care (at Gadsden Community Hospital)," Gadsden County Clerk of Court Nicholas Thomas wrote in a memo to couny commissioners last week.

    In the memo, Thomas said there is only $145,897 left in the fund that operates the facility, and that might not be a true picture of the financial outlook because of outstanding bills, including insurance, utilities and computer services. Once those are paid, the fund could be broke.

  • Escapee tells officers: 'I give up. Please take me back to jail'

    A passing motorist on Highway 12 near Quincy Creek spotted a man coming from beneath the bridge late Monday night and called the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office. That tip, one of 60 investigators followed up on, led authorities to the apprehension of Roy Jones Jr., the 18-year-old man who had been the subject of a three-day manhunt.

    Jones escaped custody last Friday morning when he jumped out of a GCSO transport van between the courthouse and the county jail.

  • School board unanimously votes in favor of 'green' school in Havana

    “If educators don’t seize every opportunity to enrich the education of our children, who will?”

    The question was posed by Nell Cunningham, one of many Havana residents gathered to support the proposal for building a “green” school in Havana during last Tuesday night’s school board special meeting, during which the board unanimously voted in favor of the proposal.

    The proposal was first brought before the board during last month’s regular meeting, but board members felt more information was needed in order to make a decision.