At long last, Spring has sprung! With the first dusting of that mellow yellow stuff that kicks off the season, I join the long line of those afflicted with runny noses for the duration. I should buy stock in the Puffs and Benadryl companies. But nary a complaint from this corner…it’s warmer, we’re getting rain for the crops, the days are suddenly longer and folks just seem happier. I’ll take it!
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Very few people feel neutral about Hillary Clinton. For some she is the pant-suit wearing Antichrist, for others she is the woman who will finally shatter the ultimate glass ceiling by virtue of being a sensible middle-road politician who has proven she can play with the big boys and win. Very few people can find any middle ground.
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10 YEARS AGO
A good crowd came together at the new county library site in Quincy for an official groundbreaking ceremony. Not too far away from U.S. 90 on the Pat Thomas Parkway, the new location was next to the Quincy post office. A prior rainy night made it a mud-filled shovelful for county dignitaries, chamber officials, library workers, fundraisers and contractors, but all said they were elated to be finally dedicating the site for Gadsden’s newest library. [Full Story »]
Jeffrie Brett Swisher, 33, of Cottonwood, AL, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2015.
Brett was a native of Tallahassee and moved to Cottonwood with his mother when he was eight years old. He graduated from Cottonwood High School in 2000. After graduation, he worked with the Wiregrass Rehab Center until becoming a full-time employee with Baxley Blowpipe Company, where he worked for 12 years. He was currently employed by Fieldcrest Apartments in Dothan. He was a dedicated member of Boy Scout Troop 8 Woodlore Camping School since 1991. Brett was an Eagle Scout and avid Seminoles fan. He enjoyed fishing, going to the beach and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his mother, Alice Carole Swisher of Cottonwood; sister, Michelle Hartley (Jimmy) of Tallahassee; nephews, Jack Leggett and Tyler Hartley of Tallahassee; niece, Shelby Hartley of Tallahassee; brother, Carl Swisher (Tammy) of Cottonwood along with several other nieces, nephews, family members and close family friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Jeffrie Swisher.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 4, at Concord Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brett Swisher Foundation c/o Wells Fargo Bank.
Kelly Barber of Bevis Funeral Home (www.bevisfh.com, 850-385-2193) is assisting the family with their arrangements.
Nonnie Zeigler died at home in Havana on March 29, 2015. She was born October 17, 1922 outside Havana, Florida to John Thomas Elkins and Annie Lou Ferrell Vickers Elkins. Raised in and around Havana, she graduated from Florida State College for Women with a double-major in English and Spanish, and for many years was a teacher and administrator.
Shortly after World War II she met and married Leslie Hugh Zeigler, who predeceased her after 63 years of marriage. Nonnie is survived by her three children, Ann Zeigler Smith, Carlyn Zeigler Pfouts and Paul Zeigler; her daughter-in-law, Jessica Zeigler; her son-in-law, Rob Pfouts; her four grandchildren, Jordan Smith and Jackson, William and Mattie Zeigler; and her brother and sister, John Thomas Elkins, Jr. and Marjorie Elkins Underhill.
Services will be Thursday, April 2 at 11:00 a.m. at the Havana First Baptist Church. The family will receive visitors at Bevis Funeral Home, 2710 N. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 1. Todd Wahlquist With Bevis Funeral Home is assisting the family with their arrangements, 850-385-2193, www.bevisfh.com
Interim Quincy Police Chief Glenn Sapp drew members of the community and staff together who live within the city limits to talk about traffic safety issues and crime statistics last Thursday evening.
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The report from the Attorney General’s office about the conduct of the Ferguson, MO police department depicts a police force that acts like a virulent occupying army, backed by a kleptocratic court system that issues fines with an eye to raising revenues rather than discouraging misconduct or administering justice.
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