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Today's News

  • United in prayer

    A group of Midway residents came out for a morning of worship this past Saturday.  The annual Midway Prayer Day was held at the Eugene Lamb
    Community Center.  
    Pastor Lee Johnson gave words of encouragement for the new year.
    “I’m drawing a line in the sand.” Jones said.  “What happened in 2016 is not going to happen in 2017 to me and my family.”
    About 30 people came out for the prayer service.  

  • Girls basketball keeps Gadsden’s players busy over holiday break

    East Gadsden
    The Jaguars participated in the Thomasville Holiday Hoopfest last week and came away with an overtime loss and a blistering win.
    COFFEE 63
    EAST GADSDEN 61 (0T)
    In the first game of the tournament, Coffee County High School led 26-20 at halftime, but East Gadsden had a big fourth quarter, outscoring Coffee 21-7, and tying up the score at 49-49.  The high- scoring continued even in the shortened overtime period, with Coffee outscoring East Gadsden 14-12.  
    EAST GADSDEN 52
    THOMASVILLE 29

  • Boys at Munroe, Tallavana, face challenges on the road

    The Bobcats traveled to St. Augustine this past week as a participant in a Christmas tournament that focused on teams that are members of the North Florida Basketball Conference.  The Bobcats dropped three contests, but gained much valuable experience.
    ST. JOSEPH ACADEMY 75
    MUNROE 19
    Max Reinhard scored 7 points and freshman Ben Fletcher had four rebounds to lead the Bobcats.
    ST JOHNS
    COUNTRY DAY 72
    MUNROE 25

  • Gadsden Dems get new leader

    Former Florida state senator Dwight Bullard has relocated to Gretna, after moving across the state to rejoin the race for chairmanship of the Florida Democratic Party.
    Bullard, who was the incumbent in a state senate race, lost his reelection bid against Stephen Bittel.  A little more than a month later, on Dec. 20, he lost his run for Miami-Dade committeeman to Stephen Bittel, who is also in the race to lead the party.

  • $750K CDBG grant to boost economy
  • 2017 in Review: Main Street group continues hard work in Chattahoochee

    In January 2016, Chattahoochee Main Street hosted the first Galvanizing Gadsden Business Resource Symposium at the Apalachicola Arsenal Museum & Conference Center at Florida State Hospital.
    At the event, a number of the county’s entrepreneurs and business owners were directly connected with access to information and business resources designed to  enable them to grow their respective ventures, create jobs in the community and increase capital investment.

  • His lifetime of service

    Quincy’s former police chief Robert “R.D.” Edwards died at the age of 90 on Dec. 28.  

  • Local man dead after Christmas Eve crash

    According to a Florida Highway Patrol crash report,  38-year-old Michael Hopkins, of Quincy, was riding his motorcycle east on County Road 268, near the intersection of County Road 270,  at about 7:45 p.m. Dec. 24, when Hopkins attempted to pass another vehicle, and swerved onto the shoulder of the road, trying to avoid a collision. Hopkins lost control of his motorcycle, a 2007 Honda CVR, as it overturned and came to a final rest on the south shoulder.
    Hopkins was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, where he later died.
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  • Crash spills jet fuel near Greensboro

    A portion of State Road 12 in Liberty and Gadsden counties was shut down for hours on Tuesday following a tanker-truck crash that left jet fuel spilled near the Liberty-Gadsden line.
    According to Florida Highway Patrol officers at the scene, it was a single-vehicle crash, and the driver of the truck apparently ran off the road. An FHP crash report states that the crash happened around12:30 p.m.   

  • Thyroid specialists coming to county

    Gadsden residents who need to see a specialist for thyroid issues may in the future be able to shorten their travel time to receive care.
    At their Dec. 20 meeting, the Gadsden Board of Commissions voted unanimously to lease a space in the Gadsden Memorial Hospital Building in Quincy to North Florida Thyroid Center for $1 per year.