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Today's News

  • Snow day in Havana

    Seeing snow in Florida is rare.   Downtown Havana transformed into a Winter Wonderland on Saturday, complete with snow.  
    The Winter Festival was a sight to behold.  It’s no surprise that children and adults alike found so much delight in dashing through the snow, while throwing snowballs at each other.
    Melanie Thomas, of Tallahassee, said it was the first time her 3-year-old son Braden had seen snow.  He watched curiously as snowballs whizzed past his little head.

  • County leaders talk roads, growth

    At the Dec. 6 meeting of the Gadsden County Commission, John Pat Thomas from Pat Thomas Inc., presented the board with a $19,783 check.  
    Thomas said it is for a return in an insurance premium.  Thomas went on to say the Florida Municipal Insurance Trust was profitable this year, so they returned money back to members of the trust.
    A public hearing was held for the consideration of adopting an ordinance that would amend Chapter 5, Development Standards, Subsection 5405, Corridor Road Landscaping Standards of the Land Development Code.

  • Midway lands $150K sewer grant

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection recently awarded the city of Midway a $150,000 grant for wastewater infrastructure improvements.
        According to a DEP press release, the funding came from a 2016-17 state legislative appropriation and will go toward eliminating failing septic tanks and provide sewage services.

  • Bough-ing to tradition

    The Havana Christmas Tree Farm is a sight to behold during this time of year.  Families and friends travel from miles away to get a fresh, live tree to serve as the centerpiece for  holiday festivities.
    James Lewis said he traveled more than an hour to bring his sons Bennett, Keaton and Jase to pick out a tree.  

  • Two die in crash

    A crash in Quincy claimed the lives of two women on Friday, Dec. 2.  
    According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, 48-year-old Tyronica Hill, of Oakland Park, was traveling northbound on State Road 267 when she attempted to pass another vehicle.   
    After entering into the southbound lane, Hill collided head-on with Bridget Britt-Austin, who was traveling southbound on State Road 267.  
    Hill was pronounced dead at Gadsden Capital Regional Center, while Britt-Austin was pronounced dead at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.  

  • Torreya State Park has new manager

    Torreya State Park’s new park manager is no stranger to the outdoors, or Florida’s parks system.
    Ponce De Leon native Aaron Miller was a park ranger at Three River Springs for five years. He was also the assistant park ranger at the Florida Caverns in Marianna for two years.

  • Fuller to leave Jags for Cougars

    Although Coach Corey Fuller will soon leave East Gadsden, he recently reflected  on the Jaguars’ football season.
    The Jags finished their season with a 5-5 record, which Fuller said is an improvement from the past two years.  Fuller said in  2015 the Jags finished with a 1-8 record and 0-10 in 2014.
    “We didn’t finish the way we wanted to finish, but the kids had a great year all-in-all,” Fuller said.

  • Lady Jags, Panthers off to successful start on the basketball court

    In the first full week following a Thanksgiving break, Coach Diane Frost-Walker and  the  East Gadsden Lady Jags blistered Taylor County at home winning 91-27.  This week they will take their show on the road to Rutherford and then host West Gadsden in a big game for both teams on Thursday.  

  • Bobcat boys begin basketball season with challenges at home and away

    This week the Munroe Bobcats  hosted Crossroads Academy on Thursday in their season opener and then travelled  to Oak Hall to play a North Florida Basketball Conference game in Gainesville on Friday.  The Bobcats lost both contests.  
    The Bobcats were dropped by Crossroads Academy.  Crossroads led at the half by 26-11 and extended that lead in the 2nd half to go on to a 60-23 win.  Isaiah Glynn led with 9 points and five rebounds and Matthew Salters added 12 rebounds.  

  • Girls basketball picking up the pace

    After a down week ending with a Thanksgiving break, our county girls basketball teams will be gaining steam again starting this week.
    The Lady Jaguars will play Taylor County with their boys team and then host Marianna on Thursday in a district matchup.  Munroe will not play until Friday because of a junior trip.  They will play at  John Paul II. They lost to John Paul the first week of the season.