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Today's News

  • Suspect nabbed in pool hall murder, robbery

    A Gretna man is in jail after being arrested in connection with an armed robbery and murder in Chattahoochee.
    According to a statement issued by Chattahoochee Police Department, three men entered Tata’s Pool Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 13, two of whom had their faces covered.  Two were armed with handguns, and the other with an AK-47-style rifle.
    When they entered, six people were inside.  Two were playing pool.  Three were at a card table, and one was sweeping.  Authorities say they ordered everyone to get down on the floor.

  • Beating the odds

    It started with just a little soreness under her arm.  Gaye Lashley said it was the end of 2008, and she was already seeing her doctor for another medical issue when she mentioned it to him.
    “When he pushed down, he could feel the swollen lymph node,” Lashley said.
    The doctor ordered a mammogram and ultrasound for her.  She said she always went to get a mammogram every year anyway.
    On Dec. 30, the test results came back.  Lashley said the mammogram and ultrasound had not detected the cancer.  

  • Midway’s new city manager gets four-year contract

    Many Midway citizens who attended Midway City Council’s meeting this past Thursday expressed outraged after council members voted to approve City Manager Leslie Steele’s four-year contract.

  • Midway’s new city manager gets four-year contract

    Many Midway citizens who attended Midway City Council’s meeting this past Thursday expressed outraged after council members voted to approve City Manager Leslie Steele’s four-year contract.

  • Irma brings wind, rain, evacuees

     Last week, as Hurricane Irma approached Florida, Gadsden County’s Emergency Management geared up early to get locals prepared.
    Emergency Management Director Maj. Shawn Wood urged citizens to go ahead and fill up their cars with gas even though Irma was almost a week away from Gadsden County, if she even showed up.
    Meteorologists were uncertain of Irma’s projected path.  At first the hurricane was predicted to hit Miami and head up Florida’s east coast into Jacksonville, Georgia and South Carolina.

  • Gadsden County evacuation shelters open tomorrow

    With Hurricane Irma threatening the Big Bend region, the Gadsden County Commissioner announced on Saturday that shelters will open at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sep. 10.  The Gadsden County School Board and Big Bend Transit will provide bus transportation to the shelters tomorrow morning.  If you need transportation to the shelter, please be at one of the following location by 9 a.m.

    Havana:

    • Old Elementary School

    • Harvey’s

    Quincy:

    • Piggly Wiggly Parking Lot

  • Remember medications in disaster situations

    In the event of a flood, you may need to evacuate your home and access to regular health and medical services may be temporarily limited. To ensure you are able to continue taking your medications under such circumstances, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) recommends you be prepared and plan now by taking the following measures:

    o Per Executive Order No. 17-235, as it relates to Hurricane Irma, residents are now able to filled prescriptions early. This Executive order is to ensure that residents have enough medications to last through this hurricane.

  • Gadsden's emergency management office calls for volunteers

     Local officials met again today at the Sheriff’s office to get an update on Hurricane Irma. Gadsden County Emergency Management Director Maj. Shawn Wood said if Irma stays on the current path, the Gadsden County area may have an atmosphere similar to when Hurricane Hermine hit last year. He said with Irma’s low barometric pressure, there is a possibility of the area getting 85 mph winds, as well as tornados.

  • Diabetes Disaster Preparedness

    From a press release

  • Gadsden County offices close early Friday

    Due to the threat posed by Hurricane Irma, Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners Office closed Friday at 2:30 pm and will remain closed until Tuesday, September 12.