This is one of those weeks when I’ve got four deadlines going on at the same time. Soooo ... here’s a guest column on Speaking Southern. I love these things because they’re true! Hope you enjoy them.
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10 YEARS AGO
Michael Renwick was recognized by the Florida Forestry Association as the Service Forester of the Year for 2004. Renwick was the Forester for Gadsden County with the Florida Division of Forestry. Renwick was recognized for his work toward better forestry practices on private lands and he consistently ranked as one of the top foresters in the state for his work promoting forest stewardship. [Full Story »]
Curtis Ray Holland, 72, of Havana, FL passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 at Select Specialty Hospital in Tallahassee.
The Celebration of his Life will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Havana Golf & Country Club (Club-House) Inurnment will be at Woodland Cemetery at a later date.
Mr. Holland was born November 4, 1942 in Tallahassee, FL, the son of the late George C. Holland and the late Vera Stephens Holland. He was a graduate of Leon High School and Chipola College. Curtis was a family man, he loved and cherished his wife and children, grandchildren and great-grandchild. He was an avid golfer and huge FSU sports fan (especially football and baseball.) He also loved to hunt and fish. He worked in the floor covering industry for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Kay Allbritton Holland, of Havana; his son, Curt Holland II (wife Renee) of Tallahassee; daughters, Jennifer Holland Solomon (husband Steven) of Tallahassee and Karen Sessions-Crowley (husband Michael) of Ennis, MT; one sister, Sandra Hunter (husband Fred) of Tallahassee; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Rocky Holland and Bookie Holland. Faith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
Back in September I reported that for the 2015 graduating class the Dixie Youth Baseball Inc. Scholarship Program would be offering 76 scholarships that are available to qualifying seniors in the 11 states that are affiliated with Dixie Youth Baseball. Since then I have been informed that due to more funds having been turned in, there will now be 82 scholarships available.
The Munroe girls’ basketball team had a 1-1 week against two district opponents. The team lost to visiting FAMU-DRS by a lopsided score but then defeated Tallavana Christian on Thursday night for a district win. [Full Story »]
GRANDE TAPPED ALL STATE:
West Gadsden’s Israel Grande continues to garner accolades for his kicking talents. This past week Grande was named First Team All-State Football. The talented senior is reportedly being pursued by Florida A&M University. Teammate and quarterback Quantrezz Knight was selected Honorable Mention. Knight is a junior.
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Ohio State did nothing but prove they're the best college football team in the country when they dismantled Oregon 42-20 Monday to give Urban Meyer his third national football title (the first two were at Florida).
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