Chattahoochee

Department of Children and Families silent on allegations of negligence, mishandling of COVID-19 crisis

From public demonstrations in front of the facility to angry letters to state officials pleading for action to ever-pervasive whispers detailing troubling health and safety conditions for employees, all appearances point to a Chattahoochee populace growing increasingly incensed by Florida State Hospital’s handling of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. While there are myriad facets to the…

Downtown Chattahoochee streetscape set to undergo major facelift

On Tuesday, April 7, the preferred concept plan was presented to the City Council.  The preferred concept is based on all community input received since inception of the project, as well as guidance from the Florida Department of Transportation, Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency (CRTPA), the Florida Dept. of State’s Division of Historical Resources, and…

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…

Lions add splash of color to dreary hospital holidays

It’s rare that Floridians experience a white Christmas, and 2019 proved no exception. Not “white,” perhaps, but for young patients at Studer Family Children’s Hospital in Pensacola, at least, this past Christmas was as colorful as they come –  thanks in large part to the Chattahoochee Lions Club. On December 21, members of the local…

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…

Halloween in the ‘Hooch:

Frighteningly fun. A motley, mixed-up menagerie of costumed characters flocked to Chattahoochee’s Johnny Johnson Pavilion this past Halloween night for local “Trunk-or-Treat” (or “Trunk-of-Treats, depending on who you ask) festivities. Though the rains that preceded the arrival of a rapidly moving Halloween cold front threatened to put a damper festivities, all proved well in the end…

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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