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  • STORM RECOVERY

    A number of elected leaders from the Florida Legislative Black Caucus paid Gadsden County a visit Friday, touring all the county’s municipalities to see the extent of damage remaining from Hurricane Michael, and also see how far the area’s recovery efforts had progressed.

  • Commissioners hire public works director

    Members of the Gadsden County Commission welcomed a new public works director at their April 2 meeting, voting 5-0 to hire Fred McNealy, who has been serving as the interim director; he has worked more than 22 years with the county’s public works department.

    They also unanimously approved a new assistant county administrator, Wesley Hall.

  • Havana garden growing

     

    A little plot of ground can produce a lot of produce.

    Melissa Woehle now has been gardening for five years at the Community Gardens of Havana and now has five 15-by-15 garden plots where she has planted a variety of veggies, from sugar snap peans and fava beans to “dino” kale and Swiss chard.

    She was among a small group of gardeners still at the gardens Saturday afternoon for an open house event.

  • Working together to make a difference

     

    Myles Jenkins

    For the Times

  • FORUM FEEDBACK

     

    MYLES JENKINS
    For the Times

    Quincy’s recreation department hosted an open discussion forum March 28 at the Joe Ferolito Recreation Center to hear residents’ concerns for the city’s youth.

  • Bowden, Simmons speak at banquet

    MYLES JENKINS
    For the Times

     

    Coaching legend Bobby Bowden and FAMU’s head football coach and Gadsden County native Willie Simmons were among the guest speakers at the FCA banquet March 26 at Gadsden County High School in Havana.

  • Havana supports state funds for disaster recovery

     

    Members of Havana’s town council voted unanimously at their March 26 meeting to approve a resolution encouraging state lawmakers to consider funding inland counties affected by Hurricane Michael, including Gadsden County.

  • Quincy requests for state funds making headway

     

    Lobbyist Lane Stephens had good news for Quincy at the March 26 city commission meeting.

    He said their request for $90,000 to repair a building damaged during Hurricane Michael has been included in a state Senate appropriations bill at $75,000.

    He said the state House has set aside money for Hurricane Michael recovery that rural communities affected by the storm can apply for.

  • Back to the roots

     

    The Smithsonian traveling exhibition open now at the Shade Tobacco Museum in Havana had its “soft opening” Saturday in advance of the grand opening this Saturday.

  • County projects still in pipeline

     

    Despite delays, renovation and repairs to Gadsden County’s historic courthouse are not on the back burner — they’re just moving slowly.

    In answer to questions from Gadsden County Commissioner Sherrie Taylor to Dee Jackson, county administrator, at the March 19 meeting, Jackson said the process of approving the construction trades to do the work is taking longer than she anticipated.