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County Clerk Nicholas Thomas warned county commissioners that if spending continued as is, the county would find itself with a serious problem concerning finances. He told commissioners that in the beginning of 2003 the county had $2.6 million in reserves but by the end of the fiscal year reserves were down to $1.8 million. On top of that, the proposed budget called for another $900,000 to be taken from reserves. The reason for the bleak picture: “You are spending more than you are taking in,” the clerk said. [Full Story »]
Ms. Edreka Nixson, 25, years of age, of Havana, FL, died on Tuesday, Sepember 17, 2013 in Tallahassee, FL. The service will be 2:00 p.m., EST, Saturday, September 21, 2013 at China Hill M.B. Church, of Havana, FL, with burial at Hopewell Cemetery, of Havana, FL. The family will receive friends from 1 to 7 p.m., on Friday, September 20, 2013 at Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, FL. She is survived by her mother, Eddie Mae Mills, of Havana, FL, three brothers, Willie Bush, Jr., Dino Bush, Danny Lee Mills, all of Havana, FL, one sister, Callie Logan, of Havana, FL, grandmother, Nettie Mills, of Havana, FL. Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, Florida in charge of arrangements.
Active shooter exercise held at Munroe
The sounds of gunfire emanating from a school is unnerving.
Woman’s death a homicide
The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, has positively identified the person reported missing since the evening hours of Monday, September 9, 2013.
Escapee caught in house
Thomas Dewayne Ponder was apprehended by the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) with assistance from the Leon County Aviation Unit and ACI K-9 teams Friday night after he escaped from a county court facility.
Honoring those who died on 9/11
The Robert F. Munroe Day School held a September 11th ceremony last Wednesday morning in honor of all of those who perished on that day in 2001.
New ambulance included in budget
In its first public budget hearing, Gadsden County commissioners have set next year’s tax rate at 8.9064 mils (the same as last year) with a budget total (including constitutional officers) of $42,953,389.
Bobcats roll Northside 70-0
Nine different players scored touchdowns and Munroe ran away to a 70-0 victory over Northside Methodist out of Dothan Friday night at Corry Field.
Munroe picks up two wins during week
The Munroe Lady Cats picked up two wins last week with one of them their biggest match of the season thus far.
Dixie Youth baseball expands college scholarship program
If you are a parent of a member of the 2014 high school graduating class and are interested in applying for a 2014 Dixie Youth Baseball, Inc. Scholarship.
Memorial services for James Joseph “Jim” Reamer, 89, of Cairo, GA, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA. Rev. Bill Bess will officiate. Mr. Reamer passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at his home in Grady County, GA.
Mr. Reamer was born on May 6, 1924, in Keewatin, MN, to the late Jacob Reamer and Mary Anne Biermaier. He was a builder and contractor that built many fine homes in this area. On December 15, 1949, he married Pearl French Reamer, who preceded him in death on August 29, 2013.
Survivors include: two daughters, Deborah Bray of Tampa, FL, and Jacqueline Nash (James) of Dunellon, FL; two sons, Danny Reamer of Cairo, GA, and Mark Reamer of Quincy, FL; grandchildren, Kimberly Rosenstock of Gainesville, FL, Carey Perez of Dunellon, FL, Brandt Rosenstock of Royal Palm Beach, FL, Matthew Bray of Seattle, WA, Taylor Bray of Plant City, FL; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Reamer was preceded in death by: his parents; his sisters, Lillian Carle, Irene Law, Helen Spicer, Patricia Quaife; his brothers, Bill Reamer and Bob Doyle.
The family will receive friends immediately after the service at Clark Funeral Home.
Guests may sign the online register at www.clarkfuneral.com.
JAGUARS HELP MAKE IT ANOTHER COUNTY SWEEP:
For the second week in a row, and for the first time in many seasons, all three county teams won their Friday night contests. The Jaguars defeated Panama City Rutherford 49-34. Rutherford actually led at the half but the Jaguars surged ahead in the second half. They will need all that second half offensive momentum, and more, as they travel to Tallahassee this week to face the defending state champs, the Godby High School Cougars. The Cougars stand at 2-1 with their one loss at the hands of powerhouse Dematha.
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It’s not been a good start to the year for my picking column. I’m 0-2 following last week’s loss to long-time Detroit Lion defensive lineman Curtis Green.
Curtis, now director of a recreation center in Montgomery, hit seven of ten picks last week while I managed only six of ten with the Gators’ shoddy play doing me in.
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As Midway struggles to straighten out its finances until the city can draw down funds owed to it by the state for its new fire station, council members on Thursday, September 5th reached out to Dot Inman-Johnson to take the city’s reins.
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In a 4-1 vote last week the county commission approved allowing Sicamu, Inc. to reuse the former Printing House facility on Strong Road in Quincy and approved a site plan for the new business.
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