Bates qualifies for Senior US Open
Havana native Ben Bates, now living in Pensacola, qualified for the Senior U.S. Open golf tournament on June 24.
Neal found not guilty in murder trial
Dominique Wyndell Neal was found not guilty in last week’s second degree murder trial in Quincy.
Combo-school construction progresses
The 34,000 square foot elementary school addition to Havana Middle School has reached the 50 percent completion point.
Quincy to interview attorneys
Quincy commissioners undertook the issue of hiring a permanent city attorney at their Tuesday, June 24th meeting.
Havana woman wins $1 million in scratch-off
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Kimberly Wilmer, 34, of Havana, claimed a $1 million prize in the 100X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.
Bears’ second perfect game
The Big Bend Bears’ summer baseball team had their second perfect game pitched in less than a week in a double-header sweep of Leesburg Post 182 last Wednesday in Chattahoochee.
John Louis Caracci, Jr., was born November 14, 1945, in Rochester, NY to Jean(Barbato) and John Louis Caracci, Sr..He had one brother; Richard "Dickie". At 18 years old John was drafted into the Army, was in for two years and was a clerk typist. He has owned a security business, two motorcycle shops in the Ft. Launderdale area, and has been a subcontractor, with Cook King Ovens and Broilers, Cook King, Inc. in La Mirada, CA, where as self-employed he handled business trips around the world for almost forty years. He was president of Board of Directors of Lake Talquin Hideaway HOA, former vice-president. John is survived by his mother; Jean, of Henrietta, NY, a brother; Richard and his partner Shelly, his wife; Dolores Louise(Phillips) and a daughter; Jennifer. he also leaves three stepchildren; Laura (Russ), Danielle (Kurt), and Stanton. John also leaves behind many friends and business partners, Craig Miller and Richard Naess, and Phil Benoit, who he loved as a son. he leaves friends from all over the world, but the closest I remember are the Garza family of Whitehouse, TX. Gus and Marina, along with their children; Amanda, Adrienne, Angela, and "Little" Gus considered John as part of their family, and the children called him Uncle John. There will be a celebration of John's life at the Garzas' home, which date and time will later be announced. Independent Funeral Home (850-875-1529) is handling arrangements,