Today's News

  • No decision yet on fate of slot machine slated for Gretna casino

    The Florida Supreme Court entertained arguments Tuesday from an attorney from Gretna Racing and a state deputy solicitor general regarding whether Creek Entertainment Gretna should be allowed to implement slot machines.

  • List of candidates grows as qualifying deadline looms

    With two weeks left for candidates to qualify for local 2016 elections, a number of candidates have already filed for Sheriff, Property Appraiser, Superintendent of Schools and several County Commissioner and School Board seats.
    The only positions where only one person has applied for candidacy are Supervisor of Elections, Clerk of Courts and Tax Collector, which are all being pursued by their incumbents: Shirley Knight, Nicholas Thomas and W. Dale Summerford, respectively.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • A/C in the way OK in Quincy

    Quincy commissioners saved the Men of Action a $5,000 headache when they granted the nonprofit a license agreement authorizing the organization to keep their air conditioners situated on a piece of city property near the organization’s
    Men of Action’s backing financial institution had notified the nonprofit that the equipment encroachment into city property created a risk that could require the city to ask the nonprofit to move the air conditioner any time.