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Today's News

  • Woman wins Tobacco Lawsuit

    R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company should pay a Gadsden County woman $11 million for causing her laryngeal cancer, jurors decided last Wednesday.

  • A growing industry

    Deadlines are looming for George Hackney, Sr. and Hackney Nursery a week after

    being named the state’s first medical marijuana cultivator for the Northwest region.

    The nursery has to pay a $5 million performance bond by the end of this week and

    has only a little more than two months to ready their grow house for operations.

    Hackney, Sr. said the dispensaries will begin serving patients early June.

    The grow house will be located away from the nursery’s 900 acre base in

  • Honoring their service

    The price of freedom and those who volunteered to pay it with their lives were honored Nov. 11 at Veterans Day ceremonies in Havana and Quincy.
    Jim Brennan, Commander of American Legion Post 84 of Havana, said he is glad to see the renewed spirit of patriotism in America where children are wearing patriotic clothing, college students hang American flags in dorm rooms and many adults fly the American flag or have Statue of Liberty lawn ornaments in their yards.

  • Senior center spending questioned

    A Gretna senior citizens program claiming to have followed all of the guidelines required to receive a promised $10,000 reimbursement from the county was awarded just a portion more of that money Nov. 12 at a special BOCC meeting.
    Helen Franks, the program’s volunteer director, said Gretna’s Senior Citizens Program was told last year the county would reimburse the program for up to $10,000 so the program could “help keep persons over the age of 55 active both mentally and physically” over the course of the 2015 fiscal year.

  • Gadsden nursery to grow medical marijuana

    A Quincy dispensary has been chosen by the state to dispense a strain of marijuana used to treat epilepsy and cancer patients.
    As long as they post a $5 million performance bond in 10 business days, Hackney Nursery in Quincy will be one of the state’s five dispensaries to serve the strain of marijuana known as Charlotte’s Web.
    George Hackney Sr., the company’s owner and president, got the news Monday while eating lunch. He said the nursery won’t sell marijuana in its leaf form but will instead sell it in an oil form.

  • Honoring her legacy

    Home going services were had for longtime educator Rosalyn West Smith Saturday on East Gadsden High School’s campus.
    The funeral was attended by a few hundred and held in the school’s gymnasium. Many of those in attendance were educators; they came from multiple generations and some had experiences with Smith as their teacher or principal before they became employees of the woman who most recently served as Deputy Superintendent of Schools.

  • Gadsden nursery to grow medical marijuana

    A Quincy dispensary has been chosen by the state to dispense a strain of marijuana used to treat epilepsy and cancer patients.
    As long as they post a $5 million performance bond in 10 business days, Hackney Nursery in Quincy will be one of the state’s five dispensaries to serve the strain of marijuana known as Charlotte’s Web.
    George Hackney Sr., the company’s owner and president, got the news Monday while eating lunch. He said the nursery won’t sell marijuana in its leaf form but will instead sell it in an oil form.

  • Spending questioned at meeting

    The Gadsden County Commission had a special meeting Nov. 12  to discuss two circumstances where the county had agreed to cover funds incurred by agencies pursuing county initiatives but the disbursement of the funds were denied by the county’s clerk and finance director.
    The second of those circumstances involved the county paying for room and board for the chairman of The Gadsden County Tourist Development Council as he attended the 55th annual Florida League of Cities Annual Legislative Conference in Orlando.

  • Praise & Worship November 25, 2015

    Ministry to offer dance classes

  • Grace Notes Nov. 25, 2015

    By Nancy Kennedy