I had a column all written on “Baileygate” and then, as disclosure piled upon disclosure, the information I had from “a usually reliable source” became just a part of the gathering heap of trouble surrounding this scandal.
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10 YEARS AGO
David Norman of Havana was appointed to the Havana Town Council during its January meeting by Mayor T.J. Davis. Norman was replacing Charles Leonard, who resigned effective January 18, 2005 because of illness. Norman was serving out Leonard’s term, which was ending in April, 2005. According to the town’s charter, the mayor had the authority to select a replacement for a council member who resigns his post. [Full Story »]
Former Gadsden County Sheriff’s Captain Jim Corder was found guilty Thursday afternoon of all five charges against him in federal court.
The counts are: violating the civil rights of an arrestee (1 count), obstruction of justice (1 count), and making false statements in a federal investigation (3 counts).
The defense and prosecution ended their case with closing statements Thursday around lunch.
The jury spent less than two hours deliberating before returning the verdict to the courtroom.
After the guilty verdict was read, Federal Judge M. Walker set the sentencing date for April 8 at 10 AM in the federal courthouse in Tallahassee.
There will also be a pre-sentencing hearing to be set at some time in the future prior to the actual sentencing date.
Corder was allowed by the judge to continue being out on bail.
The five-count indictment alleged that on July 25, 2013, Corder deprived an arrestee of his constitutional right to due process of law by stealing approximately $1,785 belonging to the arrestee.
The indictment stated Corder made false and misleading statements concerning the theft to agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Corder faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for obstruction of justice, five years in prison for making false statements in a federal investigation, and one year in prison for deprivation of civil rights.
Jim Corder trial gets underway in federal court
The federal trial of former Gadsden County Sheriff’s Captain Jim Corder got underway on Monday at the Federal Courthouse in Tallahassee.
Alex Hinson is Gadsden’s camellia king
Camellias are a mainstay in most southern yards.
Havana man arrested in Cairo murder
A search for the gun wielding man accused of killing one Cairo, GA man and wounding three others Saturday, January 17, ended Monday, January 19, 2015, when a suspect turned himself over to authorities.
GCSO conducts virtual weapons training seminar
The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) held a Virtual Weapons Training seminar last week for their officers.
Proposed new position put on hold until budget talks
For over 30 minutes last week commissioners discussed the establishment of a new staff position.
Munroe to honor Jeremy Morris
Jeremy Morris, a Quincy native, was named to the Florida State University Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2014 on Friday, September 5th.
East and West collide Saturday
On Saturday night Shanks Middle School Gym will be rocking when West Gadsden hosts East Gadsden in the final regular season boys’ basketball game.
Ms. Jessie Lee Miller, 79 years of age, of Tallahassee, FL, died on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in, Tallahassee, FL. The service is 10:00 a.m.,EST, Sunday, January 25, 2015, at Shiloh P.B. Church with burial at White Springs Cemetery, of Cairo, GA. The family will receive friends from 1 to 6 p.m., on Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, Florida. She is survived by four daughters, Joanna Battle, Shirley Jones, Betty Brown, all of Havana, FL, Catherine Salters, of Pompano Beach, FL, four sisters, Vanetta Simmons, Vendora Williams, both of Havana, FL, Annell Wilson, of Tallahassee, FL, Betty Williams, of Daytona Beach, FL, three adopted children, Annie Ruth Johnson, Mammie Lee Johnson, both of Tallahassee, FL, Bennie Johnson, of Havana, FL. Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, Florida in charge of arrangements.
Several local players were selected to play in the annual War of the Border game this past Friday night at Mack Tharp Stadium in Moultrie. There, 60 of North Florida’s best suited up to face 60 of South Georgia’s best. Local football players selected were:
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Gadsden County School Superintendent Reginald James took the district’s Teacher of the Year selection committee and media to two Havana schools to make a happy announcement to three women who had been chosen Teacher, Rookie and School-Related Employee of the Year for 2014. In the following comments from the committee, here’s why they were selected:
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