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Today's News

  • New admin says he’s here to stay

    Gadsden County, said new county administrator Johnny D. Williams, is just the kind of place he likes and he wants to stay here for a long time.

    "I'm a manager. That's what I do. It's my profession just as if I were an accountant," he said.

  • Quincy officials work on flood issues in city

    Quincy city officials knew there were some pipes in the city that were too small to carry water from the kind of rain that fell April 2. They also knew there would be some flooding, because there is a history of flood-prone areas in the city.

    On Tuesday night, during the regular meeting of the city commission, several residents explained the flooding and erosion they experienced during and after the rains.

  • ‘Join In’ may seek to sue county commission, hospital board

    A local group of residents is threatening to file a class action lawsuit against the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners and Gadsden Hospital Inc. if the hospital isn't opened as the 25-bed facility they feel the citizens in the county were promised when they voted for and passed the half-cent sales tax last August.

  • Officials look at regional mobility plan; get input from Gadsden County reps

    The first public workshop to discuss a regional mobility plan was held last week at East Gadsden High School. The workshop was designed to get input from the public on the short- and long-range plans to meet transportation needs for the county and to discuss how the county's needs fit into regional needs.

    "At one time we talked about a 20-year plan, now that has moved to a 50-year plan," said Harry D. Reed III, executive director of the Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency.

  • GCHS thankful for support during recent event

    The Gadsden County Humane Society would like to thank everyone who made our recent garage sale a huge success. Thanks to everyone who donated, hauled, sorted and priced garage sale items in advance, and to everyone who organized, sold and bought items last weekend. Thanks for loaning us tables, trailers and even an RV.  And thanks for getting the word out to your friends and neighbors! 

  • Team captain thankful for support

    The key to the American Cancer Society/Havana Relay For Life/Salem Believers success rests in people, friends and family like you, who embody the spirit of greatness by saying, "Yes I can, and so can you!”

    Thanks for your inspiring dedication and tremendous example to the American Cancer Society/Havana Relay for Life and the Gadsden County community.

  • House passes bill to extend time line for Gadsden hospital

    House Bill 873, which authorizes the state Agency for Health Care Administration to extend the inactive license for 12 months to Gadsden County Hospital, passed in the Florida House of Representatives last Thursday. The bill, introduced by Rep. Alan Williams, passed by a vote of 114-1 and is now in the Senate and, if it passes there, will be sent to Gov. Charlie Crist for his signature.

  • Off The Hook

    As I began to write this week's column, I tried to recall in years, March and April with weather like we have had this year. With another front moving through this past week, high winds and more rain stopped fishing for the most part. The lake level is normal; however, the water is still heavily stained but seems to be clearing.

  • EGHS qualifies tracksters for regionals

    The East Gadsden High School track team saw action in the 2-2A District Meet last Wednesday at Godby.

    Torriah Bell led a contingent of girls into the 2-A regional while Frazier Parker was the top competitor on the boys team.

    Bell, a freshman transfer from Texas, qualified for the region in four events. She won the district long jump with a 17-5 leap, which is second in the state overall. Bell also qualified with a second in the triple jump. She was on a third place team in the 400-meter relay and a fourth place team in the 1,600-meter relay.

  • Bobcats edge by Wewahitchka 11-10

    The Robert F. Munroe Bobcats scored nine first-inning runs but had to hold off Wewahitchka late to win an 11-10 baseball game at home Friday night.

    The Bobcats took advantage of Wewahitchka pitches wildness to build the early lead. Brock Hinson got the pitching win and Sam Young and Parth Patel each had two hits to lead the offense. It was Hinson's sixth win of the year.

    Munroe lost a home game to Brookwood Thursday night but defeated John Paul II Tuesday 13-1 in an away game.