Today's News

  • Up for a good scare? Try Castle Dread in Havana

    In the mood for a good scare? Do you like to slink about in graveyards? Do you enjoy seances and hanging out with ghouls, ghosts and other scary creatures? Do things that go bump in the night make your skin crawl with delight?

    If you answered yes to any of the above, head on out to Terror on 12: Castle Dread.

    Castle Dread, located on Highway 12 in Havana, is the brainchild of Debbie Tanner, who dreamed up the haunted attraction 18 years ago.

  • Source of malnourished horse being investigated

    A horse abandoned at the Gadsden County Animal Shelter on Oct. 10 has been named Horse A while authorities try to sort out what happened to the malnourished animal.

    "The vet said this is a clear case of neglect and cruelty. This is one of the worse cases he has seen," said County Administrator Johnny Williams. He said the county will investigate how the animal came to be in that condition and turn the findings over to the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office or the state attorney.

  • Munroe crowns queen, falls in homecoming battle

    Homecoming for the Robert F. Munroe Day School Bobcats saw a stadium full of fans and alumni, the crowning of Adrianne Woodward as the queen and a pep band that kept the spirits high from start to finish.  It was a grand atmosphere and a great night for football and reunions, especially the RFM Class of 1989.  There was only one problem: the victory went to the visitors from Bronson.  

  • Vet report shows mare was victim of neglect

    The final veterinary report on “Horse A,” the mare abandoned at the Gadsden County Animal Shelter, has been submitted to Johnny Williams, Gadsden County administrator, who said the results are unsettling.

    "The final results are that there is no disease that could have caused what happened to the animal. It has been determined that it is a case of neglect and possibly cruelty to animals," Williams said after receiving the report.

  • Swine flu shots are here

    The Gadsden County Health Department has received H1N1 in the mist (intranasal) and injection  for 2009 and currently has 700 doses.

    The health department will offer the vaccine free of charge to those in the first priority group (see below) at walk-in clinic at 278 LaSalle Leffall Drive in Quincy Oct. 24-25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The live intranasal vaccine is approved for use in healthy (no high risk medical conditions), non-pregnant persons ages 2 through 49 and at this time will only be offered to those in the first priority group.

  • Halloween Happenings

    Terror on 12: Castle Dread

    In Havana

    Oct. 22-24 and 28-31; Hours on Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 7:30 – midnight. 

    Entry is $10 for adults, and kids 6 and under get in free. Groups of 10 or more pay $8 each. 

    All funds raised will benefit the Gadsden County Humane Society and the Children of Our Troops.

    For more information, call 539-9346 or go to www.terroron12.com.

    Hallelujah Fest 2009

    Oct. 31, 5-7 p.m.

    At Skate World, 2563 Capital Circle NE,

  • Horse put down after condition worsens

    “Horse A,” also known as “Hope,” was euthanized Oct. 21 at 5 p.m.

  • Family in shock following verdict in Harris trial

    It took a Gadsden County jury about 3 hours to find Dearendo Laqwan Harris not guilty on first-degree murder, arson and robbery in the Feb. 7, 2008 death of Dekendric Rikale Smith. Circuit Court Judge Kathleen Dekker read the verdict Oct. 20.

    Smith's burned body was found on the back seat floor board after a passerby noticed the 1996 Chevrolet Caprice burning near the entrance of the Hammock Creek Industrial Park, just off U.S. Highway 90 east.

    But jurors were not convinced that Harris strangled Smith to death before torching his car on River Birch Road.

  • Chattahoochee officer kills self; body found behind his house confirmed that of missing woman

    A relationship that was sometimes volatile, according to the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, ended Oct. 23 when the body of 34-year-old Antoinette Ross was located in a shallow grave behind the home  of Lt. Barry Moore of the Chattahoochee Police Department in the Mt. Pleasant Community, west of Quincy.

    Earlier in the day, as deputies searched his property, Moore shot himself in the chest in the front yard of his home. He died at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital shortly after he was taken there by Life Flight.

  • Investigators say murder case is ongoing

    Lt. Jim Corder of the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office said the investigation into the death of Antoinette Ross is ongoing and there is reason to believe that Barry Moore, the Chattahoochee police officer who had been dating Ross, had help disposing of Ross' body after he apparently shot her in the chest with a .45 caliber handgun.

    "We feel that there was someone who helped him after the fact. We want the public to know that this is not over," Corder said.