Today's News

  • Budget workshops begin with nearly $575K in nonprofit funding requests

    Budget discussions for the county’s 2017 fiscal year began Thursday afternoon in the commission chambers.
    County Administrator Robert Presnell told the county commissioners who attended the meeting —  Brenda Holt and Anthony Viegbesie — the county may be a couple hundred thousand dollars short on funds needed for the proposed new agriculture center.

  • Vehicle fire, explosion snarls traffic

    Rush-hour traffic from Tallahassee into Midway was stalled for nearly 40 minutes this past Thursday afternoon as firefighters extinguished the fire of a blazing PT Cruiser.
    According to the Midway Police Department, the car’s driver was headed to her Midway home when a parallel driver alerted her that her car had caught fire. MPD says the fire appears to have been caused by mechanical issues.
    The woman and her passengers were able to escape the car and find ground a good distance away from it before the car

  • Leaders put brakes on Midway parties

    A Sunday evening party thrown weekly at a Midway park has been indefinitely canceled.
    Though the parties were well attended — or perhaps because of that fact — it had inspired the furor of many community members.
    The Midway Police Department posted a message on their Facebook page announcing the cancelation, writing “HANGOUT SUNDAYS in Midway are CANCELED. The event has outgrown the capacity of the City and its resources.”

  • GEMS reading scores among state’s highest

    Third-graders at Gadsden Elementary Magnet School and Stewart Street Elementary passed the state’s reading test at a rate far above the state’s 54 percent.
    However, the rest of the county’s third-graders came in below the state average.

  • East Gadsden High School Class of 2016 graduates to surrounded by family, friends
  • West Gadsden High School grads urged to find their greatness

    West Gadsden High School graduates of the Class of 2016 celebrated the ending of their high-school careers in the school’s packed gym Friday evening surrounded by family and friends.
    In addition to thanking their parents and teachers for assisting them through their matriculation, valedictorian Allison Avelar and salutatorian Evelin Tomas encouraged their fellow graduates to continue striving for success and happiness, or as Tomas said, “keep on swimming.”

  • Partying like it’s 1976

    Though it came 40 years late, the James A. Shanks graduating class of 1976 finally had itself a prom.

    Fifty-five members from Shanks’ sixth integrated class met Saturday night at the National Guard Armory in Quincy dressed in their finest threads to recreate the prom they never had. The evening was one of a number of events the class organized in recognition of its 40th reunion. They danced, laughed and sang, each clearly enjoying the night as if they were all 18 again.

  • County to get $387K for Midway

    The county will receive $387,575 in grant funds from the Department of Economic Opportunity for the construction of a 1,750-linear-foot road in Midway and the extension of water, wastewater and electric utilities infrastructure, as the Board of County Commissioners approved the deal at their Tuesday night meeting.

  • Event aims to inspire health

    Oneil Brown, known around the region as the Fitness Preacher, and a few of his students led a group comprised mostly of women in 30 minutes of exercise Saturday at New Bethel AME Church after also teaching them healthier dietary practices.

  • Identity thieves hit Midway coffers for $20K

    Midway City Manager Auburn Ford announced the City had been the victim of identity theft at the city council’s monthly meeting this past Thursday, losing more than $20,000 to scammers before the city’s bank caught wind of what was happening.

    Ford said the bank, Capital City, reimbursed Midway for the lost funds, but were now wanting the city to attain ACH blocking and filtering services. Council members unanimously approved the city attaining those services.