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  • Hospital must pay city of Quincy before the doors can open

    Before the city of Quincy will turn the lights and gas on at the hospital, a deposit of $57,485.84 will be required, according to a letter sent to Craig McMillan, chairman of the Gadsden Community Hospital Board of Directors. The letter was sent by Ann Sherman, Quincy's director of customer service.

  • Tornado watch issued for Gadsden County

    The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northwestern Gadsden County early this morning, and severe thunderstorms and heavy rain is expected through tomorrow night. A tornado watch has also been issued until noon for Gadsden, Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, Jackson, Leon, Liberty, Wakulla and Washington counties.

    According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the storms could pack some strong and damaging winds, along with hail. Isolated tornadoes are possible across the Panhandle.

  • County on notice: Pay up or no fire services

    After more than an hour of discussing the city-county fire contract, Jack McLean, Quincy city manager, was instructed to put the county on notice that if there is no signed contract by April 15 and if the $108,000 the county owes the city is not paid, fire service to the county will be discontinued.

  • County considers closing Urgent Care Center

    Gadsden County commissioners will likely have to call a special meeting early next week to determine how long the Urgent Care Center will remain open, Arthur Lawson, the county's purchasing director, said Thursday.

    “We may have to close it, there is no other choice," said commission Chairman Eugene Lamb.

    In a memo marked "urgent" to Clerk of Courts Nicholas Thomas, Interim County Administrator Bud Parmer and county commissioners, along with Finance Director Connie McLendon, said the balance in the Urgent Care fund is $40,840.09 as of March 23.

  • Road closed in Gadsden County due to flooding

    Florida Highway Patrol has issued a statement that it has closed Highway 12 in Gadsden County, between Concorde Road and Leon County, due to flooding.

    The statement did not indicate how long the road will be closed.

  • Tips on giving the bounce to counterfeit check scams

    It’s your lucky day! You just won a foreign lottery! The letter says so. And the cashier’s check to cover the taxes and fees is included. All you have to do to get your winnings is deposit the check and wire the money to the sender to pay the taxes and fees. You’re guaranteed that when they get your payment, you’ll get your prize.

  • Sand bags available to help local residents with flooding

    UPDATE 10:30 A.M. FRIDAY: Gadsden County has sandbags available to help local residents with flooding on their property. Bags can be picked up at the County Road and Bridge Department, the Gadsden Sheriff's Office garage and at Post Plant Road at Highway 12. Sand bags can be delivered to the elderly who are unable to pick them up. There is a 25-bag limit. For more information or for assistance, call the GCSO at 875-8825.

  • Phony payroll check leads to arrest

    Geneva Clines-Ruthedge of Cross City sits in the Gadsden County Jail after she attempted to cash a phony payroll check from the town of Havana. Clines-Rutledge, 24, who is wanted in Georgia and Florida on various check charges, didn't count on an off-duty Gadsden County Sheriff's deputy working at the local Piggly Wiggly when she went there Monday night.

  • Area road closings announced

    UPDATE 3:08 P.M. FRIDAY: Several area roads have been closed due to flooding. Fairbanks Ferry Road (CR 12); Sunny Hill Road, from Old Centerville Road to Thomasville Road (US 319); Crooked Road at State Route 20; and Beth Page Road, from CR 12 to the Georgia line.

    North Meridian Road (CR 155) at John Hancock Drive and Old St. Augustine Road, from Southwood Plantation Road to Williams Road, has been reopened.

  • Arrests made in Chattahoochee robbery

    Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested three Liberty County people in connection with the robbery of the Jai-Alai Shell station at the Chattahoochee Interstate-10 exit last week.

    Two juveniles, Ricky Mitchell, 15, and Carlton Hall, 17, are under secured detention at the Juvenile Detention Center in Tallahassee on charges of felony armed robbery. A female accomplice, 18-year-old Hillary Harrigill, is out of jail after posting bond.