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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    The Keeping Independent Seniors Safe program kickoff brunch scheduled for Dec. 18 has been rescehduled for Jan. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the A.O. Shelfer National Guard Armory. Florida Secretary of Elder Affairs Doug Beach will be the speaker. The brunch is free, but because of limited seating, tickets are required. For more information or to get a ticket, call Tashonda Williams at the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office at 850-627-9233.

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  • Teligent worker burned in explosion

    UPDATE:

    The workers names have been released. They were not released to the Times prior to press time for the print edition. The burn victim was James Lambeth, 20, of Tallahassee. Kenny Walker, 47, of Bainbridge, Ga., was also injured in the explosion.

    An explosion at TeligentEMS in Havana has left one person burned and another injured.

  • Days are numbered for street vendors in Quincy

    The days are numbered for vendors who want to peddle their wares along the streets of Quincy. Commissioners voted Dec. 8 to discontinue issuing licenses after September 2010. City attorney Larry White has been crafting an ordinance for several months now that, when approved by commissioners, will eliminate peddlers from U.S. Highway 90 and Pat Thomas Parkway.

    Commissioners said they are not trying to prevent  people from making a living but they want to improve the overall look of the city.

  • Farm Share to deliver food to Havana, Midway

    Farm Share Inc., the organization known for bridging the gap between the harvest and the hungry, is making sure needy families in North Florida will have fresh produce to serve to their loved ones this holiday season. 

  • GCSO finds pot house and more than $100K of product

    Acting on a tip, deputies from the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office arrested a Havana couple Dec. 16.

    Douglas James Ford, 54, and his 58-year-old wife, Debra Ann Ford, have both been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, cultivation of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a house where drugs are sold and stored. The street value of the marijuana was estimated at more than $100,000.

  • Officials announce biomass plant coming to Gretna; new facility to bring jobs

    Gretna city officials, along with Gadsden County commissioners and representatives from the county’s chamber of commerce, announced during a press conference Dec. 9 that a $250 million biomass plant will be built in Gretna.

    The 100-acre site is located in the Gretna Industrial Park on State Road 12. The facility will produce 50 megawatts of electricity, which officials from ADAGE LLC, the company behind the project, say will power 40,000 homes.

  • Resident invites locals to drive by and see the light(s)

    As is our tradition, my family and I have built a Christmas light display for our friends and neighbors of all ages to enjoy.  I am sure it will bring a smile to the face of anyone who visits.  

  • They're in a daze...because of lack of sleep...or it could be love

    As Christmas day approaches, I find myself thinking back to some of my favorite holiday memories. And after my third piece of fruitcake, I feel brave enough to share them with you.

    I remember the first Christmas our family had together after my mom and stepdad married. My dad (the step part had faded away by then) bought my mother a new camera, and carefully wrapped it, placed a bow on top and placed it under the Christmas tree.

  • It's not too late to send out some cards

    I didn't send out very many Christmas cards this year and it's not because of the high price of postage or Christmas cards. I didn't have that many addresses. When I sat down to address cards, I only had about 20 addresses.

  • COPS program graduates take first steps toward service

    Billy and Beatrice Redding retired several years ago and have done everything together since that time, according to Beatrice.

    "He came in one night and was talking about the Cops On Patrol program. We talked about it and he thought it was a good idea. We were couch potatoes. We looked into the program and decided we would join. The rest is history," she said.