Gadsden County

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…

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…

Shiny new Chromebooks facilitate bright futures for homebound students

Gadsden County Public Schools’ new distance learning initiative is getting a powerful, chrome-plated boost this week in the form of 1,000 shiny new laptop computers earmarked for local students.  At a time when students are homebound due to state-mandated school closures, barred from assembling in classrooms for face-to-face instruction, Gadsden County, like much of the…

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