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Today's News

  • Gadsden County announces state of emergency

    The Gadsden CountyCommission has declared Gadsden County to be in a state of emergency. Emergency operations are now being managed by the Division of Emergency Management. Please stay tuned for information as it comes available.

  • RFM to close Monday due to Irma

    Robert F. Munroe Day School in Quincy/Mt. Pleasant has announced that the school will be closed Monday in anticipation of bad weather from Hurricane Irma. The school is open Friday and regularly scheduled activities for Saturday will proceed as planned.

  • Gadsden Arts Center announces early closing time due to Hurricane Irma

    The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum will close at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, in order to make final preparations for Hurricane Irma. We hope to reopen Gadsden Arts to the public at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept.13. Please check the Gadsden Arts Facebook Page for updates.
    Remember: Be prepared, check on your neighbors before and after the storm, and stay safe!

  • Monthly clinic canceled due to Hurricane Irma

    The monthly diabetes treatment clinic scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Gadsden Memorial campus at 23186 Blue Star Highway, Suite 2, Quincy, has been canceled for this month due to Hurricane Irma. For information, call 850-224-7154.

  • Gadsden residents readying for Irma

    With meteorologists predicting that Hurricane Irma will come ashore in Florida by the end of this week, many locals were already out preparing to weather the storm on Tuesday.
    By Tuesday afternoon, many stores had been completely cleaned out of bottled water.
    James Woodard, store manager of Harvey’s in Havana, said he was waiting for a delivery to come in that afternoon, and they would be receiving a tractor-trailer filled with bottled water by Thursday.

  • Woman accused of injuring disabled daughter

    A Havana woman is in jail after allegedly burning her daughter with a hot iron.
    According to a Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Mary Huber got upset when her 29-year-old daughter wouldn’t get out of bed. Huber, who is her daughter’s guardian, placed a hot iron to her daughter’s buttocks, the report states.
    Sgt. Anglie Hightower with the GCSO said the incident was reported to them by DCF adult services.  She said Huber’s daughter is now in the care of her father and grandfather.  

  • Emergency supply list

    The following items are recommended by the
    American Red Cross for an emergency
    preparedness kit:

    • Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day
    supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)

    • Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home).

    • Flashlight

    • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)

    • Extra batteries

  • State of emergency

    Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for every county in Florida as Hurricane Irma, which became a Category 5 storm Tuesday, is expected to make landfall by the end of the week.
    A year ago, many Floridians were recovering from the effects of Hurricane Hermine.  That storm narrowly missed Gadsden County, though it tore through Tallahassee, leaving thousands without power for days.  Some Gadsden County residents suffered power outages as well, but many of those were quickly restored.  

  • Registered Quincy sexual predator accused of child sex abuse

    A Quincy man is in jail after being accused of sexual assault on a child younger than 12.  
    According to a Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, after being read his Miranda Rights, L. C. Battles, 58, admitted he was a documented sexual predator and that he picked up the child he is accused of assaulting for an unsupervised visit at his home. The report also states he admitted he has had inappropriate sexual thoughts about the child.

  • Quincy pays for health care hike

    During their Aug. 22 meeting, Quincy commissioners voted to accept Capital Health Plan’s 9.5 percent health insurance plan coverage increase.  They also voted to absorb the cost.
    Commissioner Derrick Elias asked Finance Director Ted Beason if CHP’s health insurance goes up every year.
    “It did the last two years,” Beason said.
    The city’s health care cost for current employees will increase from $634,000 to $694,000, a $60,000 increase plus $8,000 for retirees.