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  • Hooked on aquaponics

     

    SHADE' KELLY
    For the Times

    A ribbon cutting ceremony March 27 on the campus of Gadsden County High School officially opened a newly completed aquaponic greenhouse.

  • Historic school site to become part of Havana

     

    The council took another step toward making Havana a bit bigger, voting 4-0 to approve on first reading Ordinance 374, a voluntary annexation which would bring the former Havana Northside High School property, which is owned by Havana Community Development Corp., within the incorporated area.

  • Eggs-travagant

     

    JAMILLIA COLSON
    For the Times 

  • Municipal elections ahead

     

    Voters in most municipalities in Gadsden County will have a chance to head to the polls on April 24.

     

    Chattahoochee City Council

    District 1: Annette Holmes Bates and Anquarnette “Ann” Richardson are on the ballot.

    District 3: Amy M. Glass and Edward Jerry Wynn

  • Sheriff to buy additional guns

    In a process that started more than a year ago, the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office is on track to be better armed.

    At the March 20 meeting of the Gadsden County Commission, commissioners voted unanimously to allow the sheriff’s office to dip into the confiscated funds account to spend $85,609.30 to buy 45 AR-15-style duty rifles and 25 duty pistols.

  • Padgett's a local gem

    Carly Watson
    For the Times

    “Every day I come in to work and think: What am I going to do today? Who am I going to see today?” said Joyce Padgett.

    Joyce and her husband, Gene Padgett, own and operate Padgett’s Jewelers on the square in downtown Quincy. The pair has been doing business for over half a century.

    “After all this time, it is still a fun business,” said Joyce.

  • hed: Extinction threatens rare tree in Gadsden, Liberty Counties

    Jamillia Colson
    For the Times

    One of the world's rarest and oldest known trees can be found in  Gadsden and Liberty Counties — and it’s on the brink of extinction.

    The Florida Torreya is the most endangered tree in North America. National scientists and local conservationists gathered recently in Liberty County for the Torreya Tree of Life event in hopes to find a solution to what’s ailing this native tree, which is a critical part of the Florida ecosystem.   

  • Quincy aims to clean up

     

  • Plant clears additional hurdle

    Gadsden County Times

    Plans for a new plant outside Havana that would apply fire retardant to wood products cleared a hurdle Thursday, March 15, when over objections from a number of adjacent property owners the Gadsden Planning Commission voted to approve the conceptual site plan for Hoover Treated Wood Products.

    This approval came with conditions. Marion Lasley cast the dissenting vote.

  • Healthy track