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Today's News

  • Spreading holiday cheer, toys

    In the midst of the holiday season, Gadsden County Toys for Tots volunteers working diligently to ensure every local child has a Christmas.
    They’ve set up shop in the old IGA building in Quincy. Sam Palmer, Gadsden’s TFT coordinator, said thanks to several generous citizens, businesses and organizations, boxes of toys have already started rolling in.
    According to www.toysfortots.org, the program is a top-
    rated, nationwide charity run by the U.S. Marine Corp Reserves.  More than

  • Midway officials push for burn ban

    There has been a recent increase in brush fires in Midway. One of these fires destroyed a family’s home a few weeks ago.
    Midway’s interim police chief/safety director, Tom Murray, announced he will ask Midway City Council members to adopt a burn-ban ordinance because the municipality already has one one in place.  
    “It has caused our volunteer firefighters to put in a lot of hours, also having the Midway Fire Department call other cities for backup,” Murray said.

  • Getting together
  • Three incumbents sworn in

    Three newly re-elected Gadsden County commissioners were sworn in at a special meeting on Nov. 22.
    Gene Morgan, Eric Hinson and Sherrie Taylor all vowed to continue to serve their county and its citizens.
    Taylor was appointed to be the BOCC chairperson, while Eric Hinson was appointed to be the vice-chair.
    “Sophia home now … it’s going to be some straightening ‘round here,” Taylor said, jokingly quoting a line from “The Color Purple” after banging the gavel.

  • Dinner is served at AMIKids!

    The aroma of fried chicken and collard greens filled the air at the Associated Marine Institute Kids Gadsden open house last Thursday evening.

  • Tallavana Christian School Lions
  • Scorpions aim to make a statement

    After competing for the first time on the junior varsity level last season, Crossroad Academy is embarking upon their first varsity season in the school’s history this year under the leadership of Andonte Gennie, who lead the JV team this past season.
    Coach Gennie has plans to build a solid foundation for his school’s program during this season.
    “In my first year I look to have a positive influence on these young men on and off the court. My main goal for this year is to make sure that we grow as a team week in and week out.”

  • Jags rebuilding around youth

    A few months after winning their district and ultimately falling in the Regional Finals, East Gadsden Jaguar Coach Reginald Cunningham watch the majority of his team walk across the graduation stage. As a result, East Gadsden’s leader will enter this season with a lot of youthful
    players.

  • Panthers ready to take final step

    Over the past three seasons, the West Gadsden High School Panthers have made three consecutive appearances in the Regional Finals, which all resulted in tough losses to Chipley High.
    But this year, Coach Moten’s basketball squad is pushing for a different result.
    This year West Gadsden will have a very experienced group of players on the hardwood, including eight seniors.
    In preparation for the season, Moten said he implemented “a lot of cardio, such as sprinting, running hills and jumping rope.”

  • County to widen Howell Road with FDOT grant

    At their Nov. 15 meeting, the Gadsden County Commission voted unanimously to sign off on the Florida Department Of Transportation County Incentive Grant program agreement.
    The grant will be used for the widening and resurfacing of Howell Road from 18 feet to 22 feet. County Administrator Robert Presnell said although the agenda showed a $1.4 million project, the project will be in the $750,000 range so there will be no out-of-pocket cost to the BOCC