Today's News

  • Gadsden County offices close early Friday

    Due to the threat posed by Hurricane Irma, Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners Office closed Friday at 2:30 pm and will remain closed until Tuesday, September 12.


  • Governor closes Florida public schools in advance of Hurricane Irma

    With Hurricane Irma looming over Florida, Gov. Rick Scott has directed all public K-12 schools, state colleges, state universities and state offices to close Friday, Sep. 8 through Monday, Sep. 11.

  • Gadsden County announces state of emergency

    The Gadsden CountyCommission has declared Gadsden County to be in a state of emergency. Emergency operations are now being managed by the Division of Emergency Management. Please stay tuned for information as it comes available.

  • RFM to close Monday due to Irma

    Robert F. Munroe Day School in Quincy/Mt. Pleasant has announced that the school will be closed Monday in anticipation of bad weather from Hurricane Irma. The school is open Friday and regularly scheduled activities for Saturday will proceed as planned.

  • Gadsden Arts Center announces early closing time due to Hurricane Irma

    The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum will close at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, in order to make final preparations for Hurricane Irma. We hope to reopen Gadsden Arts to the public at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept.13. Please check the Gadsden Arts Facebook Page for updates.
    Remember: Be prepared, check on your neighbors before and after the storm, and stay safe!

  • Monthly clinic canceled due to Hurricane Irma

    The monthly diabetes treatment clinic scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Gadsden Memorial campus at 23186 Blue Star Highway, Suite 2, Quincy, has been canceled for this month due to Hurricane Irma. For information, call 850-224-7154.

  • Gadsden residents readying for Irma

    With meteorologists predicting that Hurricane Irma will come ashore in Florida by the end of this week, many locals were already out preparing to weather the storm on Tuesday.
    By Tuesday afternoon, many stores had been completely cleaned out of bottled water.
    James Woodard, store manager of Harvey’s in Havana, said he was waiting for a delivery to come in that afternoon, and they would be receiving a tractor-trailer filled with bottled water by Thursday.

  • Woman accused of injuring disabled daughter

    A Havana woman is in jail after allegedly burning her daughter with a hot iron.
    According to a Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Mary Huber got upset when her 29-year-old daughter wouldn’t get out of bed. Huber, who is her daughter’s guardian, placed a hot iron to her daughter’s buttocks, the report states.
    Sgt. Anglie Hightower with the GCSO said the incident was reported to them by DCF adult services.  She said Huber’s daughter is now in the care of her father and grandfather.  

  • Emergency supply list

    The following items are recommended by the
    American Red Cross for an emergency
    preparedness kit:

    • Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day
    supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)

    • Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home).

    • Flashlight

    • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)

    • Extra batteries

  • State of emergency

    Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for every county in Florida as Hurricane Irma, which became a Category 5 storm Tuesday, is expected to make landfall by the end of the week.
    A year ago, many Floridians were recovering from the effects of Hurricane Hermine.  That storm narrowly missed Gadsden County, though it tore through Tallahassee, leaving thousands without power for days.  Some Gadsden County residents suffered power outages as well, but many of those were quickly restored.