A GOOD HOLIDAY BREAK WAS HAD BY:
Local high school athletes having a candy cane week; no coal allowed:
• The West Gadsden soccer team tied Wakulla last week 2-2. The Panther team is 4-4-3 and next plays East Gadsden on January 6.
• Kevin Hartsfield scored 19 points in a loss to North Florida Christian on December 20. Tallavana lost 66-39 to the Eagles.
• The West Gadsden boys’ basketball team in a 59-52 loss to Seminole County. They may have lost their first game of the season but they were playing basketball two days after Christmas. Keep up the hard work Panthers! [Full Story »]
County Commissioner Anthony Viegbesie made a motion that the board repeal the Citizens Bill of Rights (CBOR) ordinance and replace it with a more favorable economic growth document that increases the ability of families to stay together and use their land for their own family growth.
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As we start the new year, I ask for only one thing: For 2015 to be a much better year, both in health and prosperity for all. Rick and I have endured health problems ourselves, and the deaths of both my mom and dad within 35 days of each other. I can’t remember another time in my life that I’ve had to face each day on this incredible autopilot.
I now know what Rick faced late last year and early this year, having to make snap decisions on the fly to save my life. Transfusions, other urgencies that I’m very grateful to him and our incredible Thomasville doctors, Jason Griffin and Craig Wolff team that worked. I’m still here. With his Corpsman training and Bethesda Naval Hospital years, he understood a lot about what was going on.
I was totally unprepared when mom lay dying for some of the decisions I had to make. Nothing worked. Neither did things go well for my dad. Now we enter a new year, and I’ve made only one resolution: ‘Smile more and worry less.’ If life lets me. [Full Story »]
10 YEARS AGO
County commissioners hired Tallahassee attorney Thornton Williams to be the interim county attorney, replacing Hal Richmond, who resigned after a meeting where county manager Howard McKinnon was fired. Richmond had been county attorney for 13 years. Commissioners already knew Williams because he led a successful lawsuit against the county brought by Metropolitan Church. Williams said he would work equally as hard for the county as he had against the county during that suit. [Full Story »]