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Today's News

  • Resident complaints lead to drug arrests

    Complaints from citizens fed up with drug activity in their communities led to several arrests during the past two weeks, according to Lt. Jim Corder of the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Vice and Narcotics Unit.

    Warrants served on two trailers inside Varnadore's Trailer Park, west of Quincy, resulted in the arrest of three people. James Lovett, Yolanda NeSmith and Brittany Rentz were each arrested on charges of sale of crack cocaine. Corder said while Lovett and NeSmith lived in separate trailers, it was clear to authorities whether the two were working together.

  • Use what we already have in our county

    Come on, Gadsden County commissioners. Really now, you could not find someone that was born and raised or moved here years ago and has made Gadsden County his or her permanent home worthy of being considered for the county manager's position?

    I am so sick of you all reaching beyond Gadsden County to seek talent instead of utilizing what we already have here in this county. A person who truly cares about the county and will be here until he or she dies.

  • Store clerk helps bust meth ‘shoppers’

    An alert V-Stop convenience store clerk in Douglas City notified authorities after two men, 42-year-old Robert Harrison and 39-year-old Jeffery Griffin, came to his store every month and bought all of the iodine. The liquid is one of the main components in making methamphetamine.

    "We're lucky because we don't have that (methamphetamine use) problem but they're coming here to buy supplies. They're buying pseudoephedrine tablets and anything that contains sinus and cold medicine," said Lt. Jim Corder of the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Vice and Narcotics Unit.

  • Parents group thanks supporters

    The Parents of Munroe wish to thank the many people it took to put on the annual Robert F. Munroe Day School fundraiser dinner and dance March 14. With over 160 people in attendance, this event was a wonderful success in raising money to support educational programs and activities at the school.

    It would not have been possible if it weren't for all the students, parents, faculty, staff and the many friends and supporters, who all committed their time and talents, and many of them attended the event and had fun.

  • Safe Surrender offers neutral environment for offenders

    On any given day there are between 8,000 and 9,000 warrants bearing the names of Gadsden County residents. Some of these offenders have multiple warrants, which adds to the numbers when warrants are tallied.

    Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young said he plans to piggyback on a program initiated by the United States Marshals Service, which will make it easy for people with warrants to surrender in a safe and neutral environment. In most cases, the individuals can clear their records in a matter of hours.

  • Jaguars lose a pair of games

    The East Gadsden High School Jaguars played Monday and Saturday baseball games and found themselves on the wrong end of 9-2 scores both days.

    On Monday, three Maclay pitchers combined to throw a three-hitter at East Gadsden.

    John Price, Anthony Matthews and Marqious Murray collected the Jaguar hits.

    Conner Jacobson was the winning pitcher for Maclay. Jared Romero had two hits for the Tallahassee team, as did Brad Richardson. One of Richardson's hits was a home run.

  • RFM netters pick up wins

    The Robert F. Munroe varsity tennis team picked up two wins at The Golf Club of Quincy. 

    The team defeated John Paul II 5-2.  Winning matches for the Lady Cats were Beth Summerford, No. 2 (6-0, 6-0); Anna Dooner No. 3, (6-1, 6-0); Abby Lewis No. 5, (6-1, 6-3). Both doubles teams  of  Summerford/Summerford (8-2) and Dooner/Thomas (9-7) also won.

    The team hosted Florida High and won 6-1. Meg Summerford, No. 1 seed, won handily (6-0, 6-0) as her did her sister Beth in the No. 2 slot (6-0, 6-0). 

  • Girls softball shows up strong

    In county softball action the East Gadsden High School softball team managed to get in a softball game before the rains arrived.  The Jaguars won their third game of the season with a tough 17-14 win over Jefferson County.  Alexia Charlton picked up the win from the mound and was two-for-five with a home run.  Jazz Francis also had two hits including a double and a triple in the win. 

  • Home runs power Red Birds to win

    Ben Young blasted a pair of home runs and added a double, helping the Chattahoochee Red Birds to a season-opening 17-10 win over the Liberty County Diamond Dawgs Sunday in Bristol.

    It was the first day of the new Big Bend Adult Baseball season.

    Young hit a two-run shot in the first inning and added a three-run homer in the fifth. In all he drove in six runs.

    Alondrea Gunn also had three hits for Chattahoochee and Clay White was the winning pitcher in relief.

    Richie Smith slapped four hits for Liberty County and 'Boo' Morris poked two hits.

  • When the weather’s bad, domestic violence incidents can increase, says local officials

    During Thursday's day-long downpour, Maj. Shawn Wood of the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office said he had to pull officers away from duties such as identifying impassable roads and checking on possible tornado touch downs to send them to answer domestic violence calls.

    "I had to take officers off the road five times today to send them to respond to domestic violence calls," Wood said, shaking his head.

    Deborah Lloyd, Gadsden County Refuge House coordinator, said she isn't surprised.