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Today's News

  • Three incumbents sworn in

    Three newly re-elected Gadsden County commissioners were sworn in at a special meeting on Nov. 22.
    Gene Morgan, Eric Hinson and Sherrie Taylor all vowed to continue to serve their county and its citizens.
    Taylor was appointed to be the BOCC chairperson, while Eric Hinson was appointed to be the vice-chair.
    “Sophia home now … it’s going to be some straightening ‘round here,” Taylor said, jokingly quoting a line from “The Color Purple” after banging the gavel.

  • Getting together
  • Midway officials push for burn ban

    There has been a recent increase in brush fires in Midway. One of these fires destroyed a family’s home a few weeks ago.
    Midway’s interim police chief/safety director, Tom Murray, announced he will ask Midway City Council members to adopt a burn-ban ordinance because the municipality already has one one in place.  
    “It has caused our volunteer firefighters to put in a lot of hours, also having the Midway Fire Department call other cities for backup,” Murray said.

  • Spreading holiday cheer, toys

    In the midst of the holiday season, Gadsden County Toys for Tots volunteers working diligently to ensure every local child has a Christmas.
    They’ve set up shop in the old IGA building in Quincy. Sam Palmer, Gadsden’s TFT coordinator, said thanks to several generous citizens, businesses and organizations, boxes of toys have already started rolling in.
    According to www.toysfortots.org, the program is a top-
    rated, nationwide charity run by the U.S. Marine Corp Reserves.  More than

  • County lands $750K grant

    The Gadsden County Commission was recently awarded a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant.  
    The grant is funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
    County Administrator Robert Presnell said the CDBG office recommended updating the following policies:
    • Housing Assistance Plan
    • CDBG Procurement Policy
    • Resolution Prohibiting Excessive Force
    • The CDBG Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Policy

  • Just in time for Thanksgiving
  • County to widen Howell Road with FDOT grant

    At their Nov. 15 meeting, the Gadsden County Commission voted unanimously to sign off on the Florida Department Of Transportation County Incentive Grant program agreement.
    The grant will be used for the widening and resurfacing of Howell Road from 18 feet to 22 feet. County Administrator Robert Presnell said although the agenda showed a $1.4 million project, the project will be in the $750,000 range so there will be no out-of-pocket cost to the BOCC

  • Dinner is served at AMIKids!

    The aroma of fried chicken and collard greens filled the air at the Associated Marine Institute Kids Gadsden open house last Thursday evening.

  • 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.

  • Honoring Gadsden’s veterans

    Gadsden County showed gratitude to local veterans on Veterans Day. This past Friday, a sizeable crowd came out to Quincy’s courthouse square to honor those who risked their lives while fighting for Americans’ freedom.
    Freddie Robinson said he enjoyed the program that was put on by the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners Veteran’s Service Office.    He also said he wished there would have been a larger turnout, but he was thankful for the people who did come out.