Jackson 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…

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…

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…

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…

Eight more charged in Panhandle drug trafficking investigation

Eight additional residents of Gadsden and neighboring counties were charged with federal drug crimes this past week as part of an ongoing large-scale investigation into suspected drug trafficking operations in the region.  Authorities hauled in the eight suspects earlier this week after a federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment charging them with numerous felony…

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