Gadsden County

Dedicated duo recognize “Hometown Heroes” in Chattahoochee and beyond

Gadsden County residents imposed with stay at home orders and social distancing guidelines have redefined the term “essential worker” amidst the current pandemic.  In light of the economic effects of COVID-19, health, safety and food employees are currently at the epicenter of the US economy. Recognizing this fact, Chattahoochee natives Mary Garcier and Terri Liggett…

Gone.

Confederate memorial hauled away from Gadsden County courthouse square, 136 years after it was erected Last week, cranes lifted away multiple tons of carved stone segments comprising a prominent classical-style  monument that has – for more than a century – stood vigil over Gadsden County’s historic courthouse square, its inscribed text paying homage to the…

Oh, so close!

Chattahoochee Main Street finishes in top 10 of national competition but falls short of big prize In a national voting competition that pits Main Street organizations from small towns like Chattahoochee against  their counterparts in cities with populations many times larger, few would likely bet on Chattahoochee Main Street finishing near the top of the…

Pandemic forces officials to rewrite hurricane prep playbook

As Gadsden County reels from the devastating impacts of COVID-19, another challenge looms for Gadsden Countians still grappling to get back on their feet: the 2020 North Atlantic Hurricane Season. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season officially began this past Monday, and experts predict a busier-than-average season, a scientific storm prophecy that already appears to be…

FIELD OF HONOR

Name-by-name, cross-by-cross Chattahoochee recognizes its fallen heroes via an inspirational Memorial Day tradition This past Monday, volunteers from First United Methodist Church of Chattahoochee and Florida State Hospital vendor Aramark painstakingly erected hundreds of crosses in a grass-covered field adjacent to Highway 90 on the sweeping Florida State Hospital grounds. Every snow-white marker is emblazoned…

Free drive-thru / walk-up coronavirus testing now available in Gadsden County

With COVID-19 case numbers continuing to climb and even spiking recently in local communities, free drive-thru/walk-up coronavirus testing in Gadsden County arrived not a moment too soon.  This past Saturday, the Florida Department of Health in Gadsden County (FDOH-Gadsden) launched its free COVID-19 community drive-thru testing site at Capital Regional Medical Center – Gadsden Memorial…

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…

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