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Today's News

  • Quincy resident dies in Wednesday crash

    UPDATE: The Florida Highway Patrol has released a report indicating that Robin Layerd Lingo had not been drinking at the time of the accident on April 15.

    A Florida Highway Patrol report stated that an accident in Chattahoochee claimed the life of a Quincy resident on the afternoon of April 15.

    At about 3:30, Robin Layerd Lingo and her 10-year-old son, Zackery, were headed westbound on U.S. Highway 90, near Lonesome Pine Road.

     

  • Paving begins today

    Weather permitting, beginning in the inside lanes of U.S. Highway 90, construction crews from CW Roberts Contracting will begin paving the four-lane section between State Road 267 and the courthouse today. Work will take place seven nights a week, from 6 p.m. until 8 a.m., over the next 2-3 weeks.

    Motorists are reminded to use caution while traveling through the construction zone, speeding violation double when workers are present.

     

  • Student brings gun to school at EGHS; school put on lock-down

    On the 10-year anniversary of the Columbine school shooting, a 16-year-old East Gadsden High School student was arrested Monday morning and charged with possession of a firearm on a school campus and possession of a concealed weapon. The .22 caliber handgun was found in the student's backpack but he had not taken it out.

    The student’s identity was not released by press time by the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office.

    Forty-five other students were sent home as a precaution.

  • 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.