The political world I grew up in at least had a modicum of civility to it. Where we’re at now is the most divisive, disturbing, riotous, crude, uncivil process I’ve ever seen, and I’ve been in the political machine since I was a fourteen-year-old when my mother, Nikki Beare, was heavily involved.
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The “establishment” ought to be in shock; the peasants have the pitchforks out and are lighting their torches and marching on “K” Street in Washington. But the establishment is calm because they know that, year in, year out, the voters have re-elected the same Congresspersons and Senators, usually by wide margins.
10 YEARS AGO
When Gadsden County students make the front page of our area’s daily paper, and ‘above the fold’ at that, it’s worthy of notice. (‘Above the fold’ in newspaper parlance means the biggest or best story of the day.) Governor Jeb Bush lauded Gadsden schools, along with those in Franklin, Leon, Liberty and Wakulla counties, for improved FCAT scores in a special ceremony at the Capitol. [Full Story »]
Mrs. Josephine Underwood Hinson, 98, of Lakeland, FL, died on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Josephine Underwood-Hinson was the daughter of a Methodist Minister. She was born September 6, 1917 in the state of Georgia to Hardy M. and Addie Underwood. At the age of 14 she met and married Bertrey Hinson and to this union, she gave birth to 14 children and raised 2 of her grandchildren. During her tenure as a foster parent, she adopted 2 children. She was blessed with long life, good health with joy, peace and laughter in which she shared with everyone who knew her.
She leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Meldon of Plant City, FL, Robert Lee of Tampa, FL, Johnny of Tallahassee, FL, William (Jeanette) of Havana, FL, Abraham (Evonne) of Seattle, WA, James (Barbara), Willie (Denise), Theodore, Fernando, Melvin and Marius all of Lakeland, FL; daughters, Geneva of Jacksonville, FL, Annette (James) of Plant City, FL, Irene of Tampa, FL, Josie of Richmond, VA, Zannette and Sheddricka of Lakeland, FL; brothers, Theodre (Eloise) of Tampa, FL; sisters, Marine of Burlington, NJ, Flora Mae of Melbourne, FL; and a host of loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins and friends near and far. Crawford and Moultry Funeral Home of Chattahoochee, FL was in charge of the graveside service.
Jimmy Wayne Browning, 68, of Havana, FL, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 at his home.
The graveside service (with Military Honors) will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Woodland Cemetery in Havana.
Jimmy is survived by his wife, Dawn Browning; daughter, Robin Browning Hunter; Ashlee Browning Halcomb (Luke); his brother, John Browning (Julie); Troy McKeithen; his sisters, Brenda Goodell (Phillip), Jobeth Wilmer; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Browning and Violet Browning McKeithen
Faith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (850.539.4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com).
ANOTHER DRIBBLE, ANOTHER CHANCE:
The privilege of continuing to play a sport after high school is a privilege known only to a small percentage of high school athletes. Three East Gadsden basketball players signed letters of intent last week to play college basketball and two of them are a package deal.
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East Gadsden High School guard Justin Walker of Quincy signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois. A signing ceremony was held Friday afternoon in the EGHS cafeteria.
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Mrs. Alice Watson Eitson, age 87, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016, at her home in Quincy, Florida. The family will hold a private, graveside service at Oak Hill Cemetery in Jasper, Alabama. [Full Story »]