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Today's News

  • BOCC sets legislative wish list

    When Gadsden County commissioners met in late December, they worked to prioritize the county’s needs, and an extension of the current license for the Gadsden Community Hospital was at the top of the list.

    Commissioners are asking Gov. Charlie Crist and the state legislature to take the necessary steps to get the extension to allow the county to successfully meet all of the requirements necessary to reopen and maintain the hospital.

  • G*STARS to lose money to seniors

    The Gadsden County Board of Commissioners voted Monday night during a special meeting to take $60,000 from G*STARS, a summer youth employment program, to bail out the Senior Citizens Center. The program will still have $15,000 left to use for the program, which is administered by Tallahassee Community College.

  • Quincy city leaders bring ‘hot topic’ to the table to discuss with county

    Quincy city commissioners want to sit down and talk with the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners about a hot issue: fire.

    The issue of fire protection for the county and the agreement it has with the city of Quincy is a little off kilter, according to some commissioners. The majority of the calls for fire service are outside the city limits and some, about 5 percent, are outside of the 5-mile service area.

    Commissioners Keith Dowdell and Finley Cook agreed that the county should be paying more than the $435,000 they currently pay annually.

  • Local residents make resolutions...or not

    Just about all of us do it. At this time of year we start thinking about New Year's resoultions. Resolutions are those promises we make to ourselves and a few other responsible people about what we plan to start and what we plan to stop in the coming year. The lucky ones are able to keep the promises they make and fulfill their ideals.

    It seems that couples may be a little better at keeping resolutions than single people. It may be because they have someone right there to remind them of that promise once they begin to slide back into those old habits.

  • Local athletes to rep county in Florida-Georgia Senior Bowl in Thomasville

    The inaugural Florida-Georgia Senior Football Bowl, set for this weekend, will feature nine Gadsden County athletes.

    The game will be played at Thomas County Stadium in Thomasville this Saturday, with a kickoff time of 2 p.m.

    The game involves seniors from North Florida and South Georgia who have not committed to any college.

    Gadsden County is well represented on the Florida roster with four players from East Gadsden High School, four from West Gadsden High and one from Robert F. Munroe on the squad.

  • Jags win 2 in Chipola, gear up for Classic

    The Munroe Lady Cats dropped three games in the Maclay Holiday Hoops Tournament.

    In their opening contest the Lady Cats were blasted by eventual tournament finalist Lincoln High School, 58-21. Lincoln led 31-17 at the half.

    A host of Lady Cats had a smattering of points. Courtney Mayo scored seven points and Anna Dooner scored six points. Dooner also pulled down five rebounds. Carrie Scott dished out five assists and Kristen Allen finished with five steals.

  • CES thanks supporters

    On behalf of our Chattahoochee Elementary School Principal Annette Harris, Parent Liaisons Marilyne McClendon and Vira Wynn, we would like to extend greetings to all of you who made this holiday season a joyous one for our students and staff.

    Thanks to our sponsors: Dollar General, Teasures and More, Chattahoochee Police Department, Chattahoochee Recreation Department, Focus Credit Union and Dristen Shaved Ice. There were several private sponsors that helped us as well.

  • Watch out for the kids!

    School's out and that means children will be out of their classrooms and out on the streets enjoying their long vacation.

    Unfortunately, there will also be impaired drivers on the streets as well. At this time of year when the spirit of the season is so beautiful, it can be abruptly ended when drivers mix spirit with spirits. The two do not mix!

  • City to cut delinquent businesses off ASAP

    Quincy city manager Jack McLean said delinquent business accounts are costing the city dollars it needs to meet its obligations. McLean decided recently that he needed to get the attention of businesses that have past due accounts.

    "When our residential customers don't pay their utility bills we have to interrupt their service. Unfortunately, we're going to have to do the same thing with some of our business accounts," McLean said.

  • GCSO nabs more than 100

    It won't be such a happy holiday for the 133 people arrested during Operation Seasons Greetings, an annual criminal roundup during which law enforcement agencies team up with parole and probation officials to track down and arrest some of the county's most wanted.

    This year was a bumper crop and Lt. Jim Corder of the Narcotics and Vice Unit of the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office said he doesn't ever remember making this many arrests in such a short time.