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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Thanksgiving tradition to continue without ‘Pastor Bob’

    For 14 years, ChristTown Ministries has hosted a community Thanksgiving dinner.  This Thanksgiving will be the first without Pastor Bob Wells.
    Pastor Bob, who was the founder of the outreach ministry, died in March.
    His widow, Pastor Laura said planning the dinner hasn’t been easy, while still dealing with the big gaping hole in her heart from the loss.  However, she’s pushing through the pain to help provide the community with a holiday filled with love and
    fellowship.

  • Midway family loses home, contents in fire

    A Midway family recently lost their home and all of their personal belonging to a fire.  
    Marcus Reed said no one was home when the fire broke out on Sumpter Ridge Road.  According to a Midway police report, officers were dispatched to the scene at 2:55 p.m.  
    Corp. Mordica said he and Sgt. Mixon were the first to arrive on the scene.  According to the report, the Quincy and Havana fire departments extinguished the fire.  
    Mordica said he contacted the Red Cross to render any assistance to the
    family.

  • Havana Garden Club hosts bake sale

    Havana was the place to be Saturday for anyone looking for beautiful homemade Christmas gifts and tasty treats.
    The Havana Garden Club hosted its annual Crafts and Baked Goods Bazaar at the Hazel J. Baker Community Center.
    The baked goods were made “from scratch,” and included brownies, cakes, cookies and pies.
    They also had frozen casseroles such as chicken tetrazzini, sausage and egg and Texas beef hash
    casseroles.
    An assortment of jellies included apricot, blackberry, spiced cherry and even habanera.  

  • Fuller to leave Jags for Cougars

    Although Coach Corey Fuller will soon leave East Gadsden, he recently reflected  on the Jaguars’ football season.
    The Jags finished their season with a 5-5 record, which Fuller said is an improvement from the past two years.  Fuller said in  2015 the Jags finished with a 1-8 record and 0-10 in 2014.
    “We didn’t finish the way we wanted to finish, but the kids had a great year all-in-all,” Fuller said.

  • Lady Jags, Panthers off to successful start on the basketball court

    In the first full week following a Thanksgiving break, Coach Diane Frost-Walker and  the  East Gadsden Lady Jags blistered Taylor County at home winning 91-27.  This week they will take their show on the road to Rutherford and then host West Gadsden in a big game for both teams on Thursday.  

  • Bobcat boys begin basketball season with challenges at home and away

    This week the Munroe Bobcats  hosted Crossroads Academy on Thursday in their season opener and then travelled  to Oak Hall to play a North Florida Basketball Conference game in Gainesville on Friday.  The Bobcats lost both contests.  
    The Bobcats were dropped by Crossroads Academy.  Crossroads led at the half by 26-11 and extended that lead in the 2nd half to go on to a 60-23 win.  Isaiah Glynn led with 9 points and five rebounds and Matthew Salters added 12 rebounds.