Gadsden County Holiday Closures and Service Changes
The following holiday closures and service changes will occur November 11, in observance of Veteran's Day.
Closed Tuesday, November, 11, 2014
Gadsden County offices
Gadsden County Libraries (all branches)
Gadsden County Animal Control
Open for the Holiday
Gadsden County Parks and Recreation facilities (parks and boat landings)
Additional Service Changes none
In the event of an animal-related emergency, please contact the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office or the City of Quincy Police Department. Please use this resource only in cases of dangerous, sick or injured domestic animals.
For more information, please contact the Gadsden County Administrator's Office, at (850) 875-8650 or email@example.com.
Sheriff Morris A. Young issued a statement Thursday afternoon regarding Kaldrick Donald, who was killed by a police officer last week in Gretna:
“Any loss of life, particularly a young life, is extremely unfortunate. Our condolences go out to the Donald family. We would encourage prayers and support for the family of Officer Brown; as certainly both families are impacted greatly by this unfortunate occurrence. As a father, I can't imagine the difficulty of this situation. As the Sheriff of Gadsden County, I intend to get answers so that justice can be served.
“I understand that there are planned demonstrations for today and perhaps there will be additional ones in the near future. I not only welcome, but also support the right of expression by way of peaceful demonstrations. On our end, we will continue to protect and serve our community by ensuring public safety. I would ask and encourage demonstrators to promote peaceful expressions of support for Kaldrick Donald and his family. (There is a planned demonstration in Gretna Thursday evening)
Gretna Police Department – A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement
Accreditation (CFA) will arrive on December 2, 2014 to examine all aspects of Gretna Police Department policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. The Gretna Police Department has to comply with approximately 260 standards in order to receive accreditation.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer written comments about the Gretna Police Department’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation. Please forward these comments to: CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, FL 32302 – 2331 Phillips Road Tallahassee, FL 32308, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of the CFA standards are available on the CFA website.
The assessment team, which is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies, will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit units and other areas of the agency to determine compliance. The CFA Assessment Team Leader is Lieutenant Michelle Price, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Assisting Lt. Price will be Accreditation Manager Kim Wilson, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Lieutenant Wayne Enterkin, Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office.
Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full commission, which will then decide if the agency is to receive accredited status. The Gretna Police Department accreditation term is three years. Verification by the team that the Gretna Police Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to obtain the initial accreditation.
Jim Dupree shot a 36-hole score of 145 to edge Duke Touchton out by one stroke and win the Havana Golf and Country Club Championship last weekend. Touchton shot a 146 followed by third-place finisher Ben Young at 149.
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Jarkeice Davis rushed for 212 yards and three touchdowns and Aaron Paul ran for 194 yards and two scores leading Port St. Joe to a 55-15 win over West Gadsden in a District 4-A match-up in Greensboro Friday night.
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Both East and West Gadsden and Tallavana Christian bowed out of Volleyball 2014 with opening round losses in their respective district tournaments. Tallavana lost to FAMU in round one 25-16, 25-10, 25-13.
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AND THEN THERE WAS ONE:
Both East and West Gadsden and Tallavana Christian bowed out of Volleyball 2014 with opening-round losses in their respective district tournaments. Munroe’s Head Coach, Spenser Morris, in her first year of coaching, was a freshman on the Munroe volleyball team in 2006, the last time the Lady Cats won their volleyball district. [Full Story »]
An amendment to the ordinance that controls the procurement policy of the county, which would give preference to local businesses bidding for contracts with the county, has been postponed until the November 18th meeting.
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