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Today's News

  • Havana swears in council members

    Havana council members Olive Collins and David Norman are sworn in for another term of office by town clerk Sheila Evans. Vernell Ross was voted mayor, while current mayor, T.J. Davis, will assume the position of mayor pro tem, formerly held by Ross.

  • Signed bill buys county another year

    It's been a lean year for counties and cities in Florida given the $6 billion slash in the state budget, according to Rep. Alan Williams, D-Tallahassee, who is pleased overall with the funding that came to Gadsden County.

    "It was a good year. It was an opportunity for me to learn the process, the budget and the rules of the process. It was important to build relationships with Democrats and Republicans for the future," Williams said.

  • New attorney hired

    The Gadsden County Board of Commissioners last Tuesday night hired the Tallahassee law firm of Ausley and McMullen as legal representatives of the county. Deborah Minnis will be the attorney of record. Michael Glazer will be the deputy county attorney.

    "I'm a little leery going forward and I have concerns about a conflict of interest. I didn't support the process on how we got here," said Commissioner Sherrie Taylor."

  • Ribbon cut Tuesday on new complex

    The $1.4 million annex to the Guy Race Judicial Complex has been completed. The ribbon cutting was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m., with judicial dignitaries and public officials joining in the celebration.

    "I want to thank each of you for the part you played in making this a reality," said Eugene Lamb, chairman of the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners.

    The expansion resulted from a request by Chief Judge Charles A. Francis and the public defender's office for more space.

  • Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Arrest Log

    • Gregory Dupont: Burglary, grand theft

    • Wesley McGriff: VOP/Flee, elude law with lights and sirens

    • Peter Damico: VOP/Possession of controlled substance (cocaine) and VOP/Possession of cocaine

    • Howard Gary: Vehicle grand theft, battery

    • Judson Dean Peetz: Possession of controlled substance

    • James Moore: VOP/Grand theft

    • Bryan Davis: VOP/Grand theft

    • Torian Daniels: VOP/Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

  • EGHS falls to Walton in spring matchup

    “We played very well defensively, but really had no consistency on offense,” East Gadsden head football coach Scott Anderson said following his teams 6-0 loss to Walton County High School in a Thursday night spring football game. “The defense held up all night long. Offensively we missed open passes and our running game lacked consistency.”

    The game was played under threatening skies all evening but the rain held off until the game’s completion.

  • Fumbles hurt WGHS in lost to Florida High

    Five lost fumbles hurt the West Gadsden offensive effort in the Panthers’ 13-0 loss to Florida High in a spring football game in Tallahassee Friday night.

    The Seminoles’ Jack Metz returned one of those fumbles for a touchdown. Florida High also scored points on 32- and 39-yard field goals by Chase Varnadore.

    West Gadsden’s Shermonta Hollins appeared to have scored a touchdown in the third quarter but it was called back because of a penalty.

  • Off the Hook

    Even with the weather conditions, reports of good catches are coming in to both Ingrams and Whippoorwill marinas. Memorial Day weekend saw the local campgrounds filled with folks ready to "wet a hook."

    On May 18, Buddy Hosey took a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds. Gerald Biddle from Crawfordville weighed in a lunker at 10.27 pounds.

    Nice catches of bream and catfish are being caught from the docks at both marinas.

  • Community Calendar

    Capital Health Plan’s Savvy Senior program will be held May 28 at noon at the Gadsden Arts Center in Quincy. The topic is “Evidence-Based Care of Neck and Back Pain,” presented by Chester Brown. RSVP to 523-7333.

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    The Gadsden County Humane Society will have a pet adoption booth at PetSmart in Tallahassee May 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring adoptable dogs and cats. View the animals at www.gadsdenhumane.org. For more information, call 539-0505.

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  • WGHS seniors graduate, told to ‘never settle’

    One by one the largest graduating class in the 5-year history of West Gadsden High School walked across the stage to receive their diplomas. Family members and friends shouted as each of the 63 students shook hands with school board members and received the diplomas from Sylvia Jackson, principal.