Articles by Brian Dekle

Brian Dekle is a reporter and editor at The Chattahoochee News-Herald & Sneads Sentinel. He can be reached at editor@prioritynews.net


Chattahoochee ladies strike blue-ribbon paydirt at district art contest

From keen-eyed shutterbugs to world-class painters and even innovative scrapbookers and steady-handed quilters, Chattahoochee boasts more than its share of exceptionally talented artists and craftspersons, with creative bents that run the gamut – unbound by genre or tradition for its own sake. Rarely has this paradigm been more evident than this past weekend, when Chattahoochee…

Boy bags beast

Countless environmental studies have bemoaned the devastation and destruction wild, feral hogs have wrought upon Florida’s priceless, fragile ecosystems. From saw palmetto scrub to wetlands to upland pine stands and every habitat in between, these non-native omnivore generalists are wreaking havoc from Pensacola to Jacksonville, and all the way down to the southernmost tip of…

Big hugs, bigger heart

Chattahoochee 3-year-old spreads Christmas cheer at nursing home Recently, a 3-year-old Chattahoochee resident delivered bags sweet treats to residents at River Chase Senior Living in Quincy. The kind, dedicated youngster helped assemble the  bags and handed them out personally, accompanied by smiles and warm embraces. Family and friends have even taken to calling Blue “Santa’s…

Girl horsepower

Gadsden auto tech helping to “ford” gender gap in American service bays From the time she gripped the wheel of her first car as a licensed 16-year-old driver, automotive service technician Somer Marpole has spent much of her days living and learning beneath the hood.  Repairing and servicing automobiles, it seems, is in the Orange…

Eight more charged in Panhandle drug trafficking investigation

Eight additional residents of Gadsden and neighboring counties were charged with federal drug crimes this past week as part of an ongoing large-scale investigation into suspected drug trafficking operations in the region.  Authorities hauled in the eight suspects earlier this week after a federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment charging them with numerous felony…

Battle is back

Pivotal 1817 Seminole War battle to be depicted in new Chattahoochee mural, annual re-enactment The big battle is back in Chattahoochee, and in more ways than one! After being dislocated by Hurricane Michael in 2018, the annual Scott 1817 Seminole War Battle reenactment will return to Chattahoochee’s River Landing Park once again this December, offering…

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