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Today's News

  • Saying goodbye to the man in the mirror

    Like a lot of people, I was shocked when I heard the news that Michael Jackson had died. To me, it was like losing a member of the family. It really didn't sink in right away either. Only after I got home and turned to CNN did I realize that Michael, as I call him, was gone forever.

    Everyone has a favorite Michael story. And no one ever forgets the first time they saw Michael on television and definitely no one forgets the first time they saw Michael in person.

  • Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Arrest Report

    • Danny Ray Parker: Improper exhibition of firearm, assault

    • O.C. Akins: Burglary

    • Cassandra Anita Green: VOP/Forgery/Uttering

    • James Baker: VOP/Sale of cocaine

    • Justin Wright: Domestic aggravated assault with a gun

    • Ashley Wright: Domestic aggravated assault with a gun

    • David Leon Barkley: VOP/Burglary of occupied dwelling

    • Margaraet Harrison: Aggravated battery

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    “Me, a nerd, a geek? No way, Jose!” What a rude awakening last Sunday morning turned out to be! 

    I was going through my usual, “What am I going to wear to church?” routine, as I have been ever since I can remember.  I know that I am not alone with this dilemma as I’m sure many gals go through it, as well as guys. 

  • Community Calendar

    Gadsden County 4-H is seeking 4-H alumni to help celebrate the 100th year of Florida 4-H. Call Sydney Pryer at 875-4682 or e-mail to dpvtrainer@yahoo.com.

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  • Church Briefs

    • Thomas Memorial Baptist Church announces the Personal Fitness Challenge, a six-week program for children who have completed grades three through six. The challenge will be Monday afternoons from 2:30-4:30 p.m. July 5-Aug. 10. Sessions will be held in the TMBC Recreation Center, 1111 West Washington St., Quincy.

  • Budget forecast grim, says county officials

    During a budget workshop for the 2009-10 fiscal year last week, the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners got news they expected to hear but weren't happy about.

    "Everything is down," said Rick Hoffman, county senior analyst for the Office of Management and Budget.

    The county's 2008-9 budget was $36 million but due to state cuts, according to Hoffman, it appears that another $500,000 in revenue will not be coming from the state of Florida.

  • Chattahoochee fireworks draw thousands

    As many as 4,000 people were expected for the Fourth of July celebration at the Chattahoochee Landing Saturday. Gospel music started at 4 p.m. with 87-year-old Frances Goodson of Greensboro on the keyboard. To get into the spirit of the holiday, Goodson, whose hair is white, striped it with red and blue food coloring on either side.

    "This is our 13th year and every year it gets bigger and bigger. I don't know where all of these folks come from but we're glad they come,"  said Lee Garner, Chattahoochee city manager.

  • Elementary schools shine; high schools struggle

    The Florida Department of Education released school grades Thursday and for the second time in the district’s history, four of Gadsden County’s school received A’s. Overall, 85 percent of the schools received passing grades.

  • County to go to court to tap into hospital trust fund

    Michael Glazer, attorney for the Gadsden Hospital Board Inc., asked for and was given permission to go to court in an attempt to get $4.8 million from the hospital trust fund. The money, if granted, will be used to open the hospital and purchase equipment.

    Glazer also asked Gadsden County commissioners to approve a three-member committee that will advise the trustee, Capital City Bank, on investments using the trust fund.

  • County officials urge residents to keep their cool

    Maj. Shawn Wood, director of emergency management, together with the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, is advising people to stay inside and keep a cool as possible.

    "The temperatures we're now experiencing are dangerous for the elderly and the very young. Families and neighbors should not assume that old people are OK," he said.

    Wood said there haven't been any calls to his office complaining of the heat or heat related problems but summer began June 21 and July and August are typically the hottest months for the county.