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Chattahoochee electric customers complain of higher bills since “storm recovery fee” implemented

There was a public uproar in Chattahoochee this past week over the city’s newly-imposed “storm recovery fee,” tacked on to city electric bills to help pay for Hurricane Michael cleanup, according to city officials. At a Chattahoochee City Council meeting earlier this month, multiple residential customers of city-owned electric utility complained of oppressively higher electric…

Deputies say Chattahoochee man, accomplices targeted livestock in drive-by shooting

A Chattahoochee man and two alleged accomplices were arrested this past Tuesday after authorities say the trio perpetrated a “drive-by shooting” against local livestock. Trayvontaye Cheesmon, 19 of Chattahoochee; and Bay County residents Antonio Roulhac, 20, and Travion Turrell, 21, are being held at the Gadsden County Jail on a bevy of charges, including weapon…

State sends $60,000 to Jackson County to boost post-Michael tourism

Visit Florida – the state’s tourism marketing arm – recently distributed nearly $860,000 to tourist development councils in several Panhandle communities ravaged by Hurricane Michael, among them Jackson County. The Jackson County Tourist Development Council nabbed a $60,000 slice of the $860,000 pie. Visit Florida officials say they hope the cash infusion will help the…

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