Since we’re on a roll with the topic of weather (last week was tornadoes), let’s talk about hurricanes. Hurricane Season officially began on Saturday, June 1. It will last until the end of November. In between, who knows what will happen. We could be lucky like the past few years and have no significant hits, or we could have a major storm, or storms. This is Florida, you know, and hurricanes hitting our state are fairly common.
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About 15 years ago, Rick and I became chicken farmers in a small way. Our initial purchase was 26 chicks comprised of White Leghorns and Plymouth Barred Rocks. These birds had been checked for gender and inoculated against deadly diseases.
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People who serve in the legislature, particularly those of a Republican persuasion, seldom rub shoulders with the poorest of the poor. It is the human condition that, if you haven’t experienced something or someone first hand, you cannot actually comprehend their reality.
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10 YEARS AGO
A Florida Asphalt dump truck was struck by a CSX freight train east of Midway throwing the driver, Budd Walker of Tallahassee, from the truck onto the front of the train’s locomotive. Walker was found clinging to the locomotive with head injuries but was alert when transported to the hospital. The dump truck rolled over several times when struck, ejecting Walker and dumping its load of sand on the ground. [Full Story »]
James Alexander Maxwell, 65 of Tallahassee passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Big Bend Hospice House.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, June 7, 2013 at Faith Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dennis Young and Pastor Greg Doss officiating. Interment will be at Woodland Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Jimmy was born October 15, 1947 in Quincy, FL. The son of James Ladd Maxwell and Lucile Poppell Maxwell. Jimmy was a member of Bible Believers Fellowship in Tallahassee. He served in the Florida National Guard. He retired in early 2013 from City of Tallahassee as a heavy equipment operator with the Streets and Drainage Dept. Jimmy was an avid FSU football fan. He also loved NASCAR and fishing.
Survivors include his mother Lucile Poppell Maxwell of Havana, his companion Margie Smith of Tallahassee a daughter Pheobe Singletary of Tallahassee, two " self adopted sons" Joey and Jamie Vickers both of Tallahassee. Three grandchildren Ashley Singletary, Brandi Singletary and Hunter Bell. Many cousins and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his father James Ladd Maxwell in 2009. Faith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (850.539.4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com)
Linn pleads guilty to animal charge
Patrick L. Linn has pled guilty to burglary of a structure, sexual contact with an animal and resisting an officer without violence.
Teriel Young sentenced as career offender
Teriel Young, 32, of Quincy, was sentenced to serve 188 months in federal prison last Tuesday, May 28 on multiple charges of distributing cocaine and crack cocaine.
It was a grand reunion!
The Havana Northside High School (HNHS) Grand Reunion was held May 24-26, 2013, on the grounds of HNHS and believe me, it was a “GRAND REUNION.” (color pictures of the reunion)
Carter gets child porn conviction
James T. Carter, 39, has been convicted of five counts of possession of child pornography.
Ridgeway Stone retires, heads to HPD
Captain Ridgeway Stone of the Quincy Police department was given a retirement party last week.
Superintendent James discusses Gadsden’s recent FCAT scores
Gadsden County Schools hit high marks on math scores again.
East Gadsden jamboree action shots
(Editor’s note: Due to computer difficulties these photos were not available for last week’s issue.)
Dixie Youth AAA tournament Sat. in Blountstown
The Dixie Youth District V AAA All Star Tournament will get underway this Saturday, June 8th and will be held in Blountstown.
Sam Molnar of Havana celebrates his first hole in one.