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Today's News

  • Midway council still seeks to fill vacancy

    Members of Midway City Council have decided to revisit the process of appointing a city council member to replace Charlie Smith, who died Feb. 19.

    They directed Midway City Manager Leslie Steele during the April 5 meeting to re-advertise the position because last time there were only two people from Smith’s district, district 1, applied.

    Also during the meeting, members of the council and some citizens expressed concern that for some time now there have been no recordings of council meetings.

  • Wood treatment plant gets OK

     

    A new company is closer to setting up shop in Gadsden County, and now it has the approval from surrounding neighbors.

    Gadsden County Commissioners voted 5-0 at their April 3 meeting to approve the conceptual and preliminary site plan for Hoover Treated Wood Products Inc., just outside Havana. The company wants to open a facility to apply fire retardant to finished wood products, hiring 15 to 25 employees.

  • Family loses home to fire

    BYRON SPIRES
    For the Times

     

    A Midway family, T. V. (Duel) and Margie Morrow lost their home to fire a few weeks ago. The house was destroyed and, sadly, the couple did not have insurance to cover their losses.

    Several family friends and relatives are raising money for the Morrows, who are now staying in an older motor home while they work to clear the property.

  • A dress come true

     

    About 25 local high-school girls have now solved “the dress” problem thanks to the generosity of local volunteers.

  • Teachers express frustration about pay

    CORTNEY JONES
    For the Times

     

    Tensions ran high at the March 27 school board meeting as the president and vice president of the Gadsden County Classroom Teachers Association (GCCTA) voiced their concerns about the teacher evaluation process, as well as teacher salaries.

  • Historic groundbreaking

     

    On March 26, 2017, Quincy lost a community landmark when a fire ravaged the former Stevens High School.

    Almost exactly a year later, supporters of plans to renovate and rebuild saw their dreams move toward reality at a groundbreaking celebration March 29 on the old school site.

  • 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