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Today's News

  • Swine Flu vaccine could be available sooner

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Sunday that the nation’s first round of Swine Flu shots could begin as early as the first week of October.

    Sebelius said she “feels sure” the vaccine will be made available early enough to “beat the peak” of the expected flu season, and early doses are still expected to be prioritized for medical first responders, pregnant women and other high-risk groups.

  • GCSO finds marijuana growing

    Citizens continue to call the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office with tips on neighbors who are suspected to be growing or selling drugs. Last week was no exception when tips led narcotics and vice officers to the  home of Randy Rowe on Smithtown Road, about 12 miles west of Quincy, near Chattahoochee.

    Investigators arrested Rowe at home on Sept. 1 after finding marijuana growing a few feet from his home, according to GCSO Lt. Jim Corder.

  • County to seek lobbyist to protect state hospital

    The Gadsden County Board of Commissioners held the first of two public hearings Monday night but it was unclear whether the meeting had been properly advertised as a public hearing.

    County Administrator Johnny Williams said he thought the meeting was advertised but couldn't be sure because Betty Miller, the administrative assistant who usually places ads, is out of the office on sick leave. However, the meeting continued with five items on the agenda for discussion.

    Those items added another $85,000 to the budget. The money will come from reserves which total $450,000.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    “I must be nuts to be taking this walk in the dark again.  You know there are wild critters in these parts.  What if they’re hungry or  rabid?  Fool, you really should pack your rod, or at least take your walking stick.  Then you’d have a fighting chance if you were attacked.”

    On a few days of late these have been among my thoughts while walking along my usual Twin Ponds route.  There are street lights along the way, but that wouldn’t stop a bear or Florida wildcat from attacking me.

  • School leaders thank contributors

    With many schools in the Gadsden County school district in need of volunteers and supplies, several organization are lending a helping hand to the teachers and students of St. John Elementary.

  • Martial arts instructor offers advice

    I read your article by Chris McGoey on the tear gas explanation in the Sept 3 issue. I would like to comment on personal safety.

  • Midway man charged with arson, attempted murder

    The State Fire Marshal's Office arrested 26-year-old Christopher T. Knight of Midway and charged him with five counts of attempted murder and two counts of arson of a dwelling  Monday.

    The charges stem from fires set Sept. 9 and 10. He is in the Leon County Jail, pending return to Gadsden County.

  • Peoples, Houston united in marriage

    Shannon Renod Peoples and Verand Ke'shia Houston were married in a private ceremony July 11, 2009 at Tom Brown Park.

  • Golloway to be honored for arts contributions

    In recognition of a lifetime of dedication and support of the visual arts, Zoe Golloway, arts activist, founder and former director of Gadsden Art Center, will be honored at the LeMoyne Art & Soul Celebration Sept. 24 at the University Center Club.

  • Gadsden County contributes more than $165,000 to Big Bend United Way

    Millie Smith, United Way of the Big Bend's campaign manager for Gadsden County, said the people of Gadsden County came through this year with contributions. Donations totaling $165,400.44 were raised from Gadsden County contributors this year and that amount was divided among  31 agencies which offer a myriad of services to the citizens of the county.