Today's News

  • Restoring power after Hermine: Talquin reports mission accomplished

    As of Thursday morning, Sept. 8, Talquine Electric Cooperative has completed its restoration efforts related to Hurricane Hermine.
    Maicel Green, Communications and Outreach Manager, said they will spend today and tomorrow cleaning up debris, such as broken poles or other materials related to that restoration.

  • Robert F. Munroe Day School Bobcats eager to sink their claws into success

    In his second year as the Bobcat’s head coach, Rodell Thomas, is looking to take the next step in rebuilding his team.
    According to Thomas, 15 of his players participated in summer workouts. Even with the addition of a few transfer players, the Bobcat’s leader still feels he needs to get more players: “We have to get our numbers up. We have 21 players versus 16 last year. I don’t see color; I want to get the best student-athletes. I think that Munroe is opening its doors so that more blacks can have opportunities to succeed academically.”

  • West Gadsden Panthers jump into high-energy season

    After coming within one win of reaching the postseason last year, the Panthers football team is looking to make another step in the right direction this season.
    According to Head Coach Joey Striplin, the team has put in a lot of time in the weight room this summer in an effort to improve their chances for success. Along with working to get stronger, the team also competed in several 7-on-7 tournaments over the summer.

  • After a season of rebuilding, Jaguars bringing their ‘A’ game

    The Jaguars have been working hard this summer to improve upon their disappointing campaign last season. In an effort to motivate his team, Coach Corey Fuller took his players on a trip to the neighborhood he grew up in on the south side of Tallahassee, and gave them a highly publicized speech.

  • Serve! Girls volleyball continues countywide

    The county volleyball teams were able to get in a few games before Hermine came in and cancelled end-of-the-week matches.  
    defeats EGHS

  • Hermine gives boost to some Gadsden County businesses

    Riding down Jefferson Street in Quincy Friday afternoon, it would have been hard not to notice the lines of cars wrapped around the parking lots of local restaurants.  Inside those restaurants finding a table to eat at quickly became a challenge.  Although the aftermath of a huge storm can cause devastation for many, Hurricane Hermine may have caused a surge in sales for local
    business owners.
    AJ’s Chicken and Things’ general manager Josh Fletcher said the restaurant had a considerable increase in business over the weekend.

  • Talquin brings in crews to restore power in Gadsden County

    By Tuesday at least 99 percent of Talquin Electric Cooperative’s Gadsden County members’ electricity had been restored.  “Our general manager, Tracy Bensley, and his leadership had a plan in place that he executed immediately,” Maicel Green, Talquin’s communication and outreach Manager, said.
    Green said Bensley had an amazing team of experts he consulted with before, during and after the storm.

  • After Hermine hits: Helping hands

    As a result of Hurricane Hermine, which thousands of Gadsden County families were still without power Tuesday morning.
    The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office along with its Emergency Operations Center continued working to provide relief for local families that were still in need.
    After being with out power for several days, many residents in the Vanguard Village Apartments in Gretna were thankful to see Gadsden County deputies along with the American Red Cross and AmeriCorps volunteers show up with hot meals and packs of water.

  • After the storm: Hurricane Hermine update


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    By: Erin Hill

    Although the sun was shining and skies were blue Friday afternoon, many Gadsden county residents are still with out power in the aftermath of Hurricane Hermine. In an Emergency Management meeting Thursday, Gadsden County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Brenda Holt said this was the biggest storm to affect Gadsden County residents since Hurricane Kate in 1985.

  • Gadsden County Emergency Operations Center announces shelter openings


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    Gadsden County Emergency Operations and Shelter Information: Tropical Storm Hermine