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Today's News

  • Gretna city officials put ADAGE on hold

    Gretna city officials announced March 15 that they have decided to defer making a decision on the ADAGE biomass plant for 6 months, giving them more time to “study this matter in greater detail.”

     

    In response, ADAGE sent out a press release later that same day that stated the company will “suspend work on the Gadsden County project.” The company also said it would ask the Florida Department of Environmental Quality to suspend activity on the Air Resource Permit Application for the Gadsden County project.

     

  • What do I do if I catch Swine Flu? How do I prevent it?

    With the number of cases of H1N1 Swine Flu on the rise, many are asking, “What are the symptoms?” and “How do I know I have Swine Flu and not a regular flu virus?” Some people are even still asking what Swine Flu is.

    As of Tuesday, there were a reported 15 cases of Swine Flu in Gadsden County, and the numbers are expected to rise as the cold and flu season gets underway.

  • Grandson remembers his grandmother as a ‘social entrepreneur’

    Mary McLeod Bethune, a woman who received international recognition for her contributions as a educator, politician and civil rights leader, was much more than that, according to her grandson Albert McLeod Bethune Jr., a Quincy resident.

    "I would refer to her as a social entrepreneur. She was an extraordinary woman who was driven by her intellect and business savvy," said Bethune, who grew with his grandmother in Daytona Beach.

  • Tallahassee man dead after accident on King Street

    Mustafa K. Haifa, 22, of Tallahassee, was pronounced dead at the scene Feb. 18 after an accident. Haifa was traveling east on King Street about 9:30 a.m. and collided with a Talquin Electric truck. The accident is under investigation by the Quincy Police Department.

  • Transport service comes to Gadsden

    In the not-too-distant future, Gadsden County residents will have reliable transportation from Quincy to Tallahassee, with a stop in Midway, for a nominal fee.

    The Gadsden Express could begin rolling as early as April if the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners approve all of the hold-harmless agreements March 3. Initially, the transport will only offer service county planning and community development director.

  • GCSO arrests St. Hebron man for marijuana, child endangerment

    Community complaints led to the arrest of 26-year-old Christopher Jerrod Jackson in the early morning hours of Feb. 26 at his home in the St. Hebron Community.

    Around 6:30 a.m., Gadsden County Sheriff's deputies went to a mobile home at 720 Grace Cunningham Rd., where Jackson lives with his wife and two small children.

  • County looks to June 1 as target date for hospital

    During the recent monthly meeting of the Gadsden Hospital Inc. Board of Directors, board members got their first look at the lease between GHI and Hospital Corporation of America, which will be operating the hospital.

    The company will be leasing all 44,000 square feet of the building as well as the vacant land that surrounds the physical structure.

  • Letter to the Editor: Are they spouting lies?

    How many jobs are we up to now, 1,100?  That’s almost three times the initial claim of 400 new jobs created by the proposed Gretna power plant, which is three times what they say is the real figure of 124 of which there is really only 24 at the plant.  Wow.  How did we get here?  Let’s pile lie upon lie. 

  • Local hoops standout gets bid for international team

    Chelsea McMillan, a 2007 graduate of East Gadsden High School who currently attends the University of South Carolina Upstate, has been invited to become a member of the USA Athletes International Basketball Team.

    McMillan, who also attended Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, leads her USCU team in scoring (14.6), rebounding (10.9), free-throws (81.7 percent) and blocked shots (1.8). She plays forward for the Spartans, and is majoring in accounting.

  • Lady Cats hand softball loss to East Gadsden

    The Robert F. Munroe Day School Lady Cats softball team had a successful week last week riding the bat and the arm of sophomore Haleigh Corbally to two wins. 

    On Tuesday night the team traveled to Altha to take on the Wildcats in a district double-header.  Corbally picked up the win in the first game with the team winning 11-0 and Mary Jane Milam got her first win from the mound in the second game. Munroe won that game 12-2.