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Pandemic unable to thwart prayer event at Chattahoochee church

For many years, First United Methodist Church of Chattahoochee has hosted the National Day of Prayer.  Even amid a global pandemic that has managed to put the kibosh on dozens of beloved community traditions and annual events – both religious and secular – once more, the dedicated, undaunted flock of Chattahoochee First United Methodist will…

Gadsden County Municipal Elections 2020: Unofficial Results

Town of Havana Town Council, Group 5• Janice Butler Hart: 183 votes (50.83%)• Donna LaVace Salters: 177 votes (49.17%)Registered voters: 1,464Ballots cast: 360 (24.59% turnout) City of Chattahoochee City Council, District 5 (“at large”)• Ann Williams: 221 votes (71.29%)• James C “Jim” Glass: 89 votes (28.71%)Registered voters: 1,372Ballots cast: 310 (22.59% turnout) SOURCE: Gadsden County Supervisor of ElectionsView more details on 2020 elections…

Pilot program allows Florida SNAP recipients to buy groceries online

The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) announced this week that Florida will pilot a program allowing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to purchase groceries online using their EBT card – in theory reducing the need among SNAP users to  leave the safety of their homes and risk exposure to the highly contagious…

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…

2020 Municipal Elections: Town of Sneads

Sneads Town Council raceUnofficial results • Group I: George Alexander – 180 votes / Tim Arnold – 115 votes  • Group II: Donovan Weeks – 207 / Daryl Johnson Sr. – 87  As of press time, three provisional ballots had not yet been counted, elections officials reported, but based on initial – albeit yet unofficial – vote…

Florida schools to reopen no sooner than April 15

Standardized testing cancelled for term This past Tuesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that current statewide school closures have been extended until at least April 15 in response to the escalating COVID-19 pandemic. The order includes all public and private K-12 schools, including career and technical centers.  All Florida K-12 school districts, colleges and universities…

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