Gadsden County

“14 lonely days in a sick L.A. haze…” 

Confirmed coronavirus-positive and stuck in Los Angeles, Gadsden County native son checks in with hometown from quarantine; urges locals to “take this disease seriously.”   Upon receiving word that one of Gadsden County’s own had tested positive for coronavirus while out-of-state and far from friends, family and the comforts of home, Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young decided to try and…

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC 2020: Cases confirmed in Jackson, Leon counties

As of Friday, the Florida Department of Health is reporting a single case of COVID-19 in Jackson County, involving a non-resident male; the case has been classified as “travel-related,” but further information is unavailable, with state officials declining comment on individual cases. In nearby Leon County, four COVID-19 cases, including one death as a result…

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…

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…

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