This past weekend held lots of fun and excitement. What a crazy day! Folks from Jacksonville, Valdosta, Dothan, Moultrie, where news releases about the event were sent, and more were seen carrying shopping bags as they went to shops and eateries near Havana’s downtown stage and fountain.
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At first blush the so-called Hobby Lobby ruling by the Supreme Court looks less than earth-shattering. It is described as “narrow,” deals with only two forms of contraception, but the more you look, the more you wonder if we can ever get the religious genie back in the bottle.
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10 YEARS AGO
An early morning fire destroyed one of Nicholson Farmhouse Restaurant’s historic houses, dampening the holiday spirit of the owners and causing a reshuffling of seating arrangements. The 100-year-old McCall House was a total loss in spite of the efforts of three fire departments. All that remained was the brick foundation and smoldering timbers. [Full Story »]
Ann Marie Miller, 63, a retired paralegal, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014 in Tallahassee.
A daughter of the late Charles Kowalski and the late Mary Joan Miller Tilcock, she was born June 29, 1951 in California. She was a Catholic, and enjoyed gardening, antiques, estate sales and her eight dogs.
She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Larry Miller; children, Brian P. Groves, Larry K. Miller and Sonia Faist; grandchildren, Brian E. Groves, Patrick E. Groves, Danielle Groves, Anne Groves and Sean Miller; brother, Frank Tilcock and wife, Rachael; sisters, Judy Stallings and Janet Sanduski; nephews, Tom Kowalski and Chris Kowalski; and her mother-in-law, Edna Heathcoe.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly Groves, a brother, Charles Thomas Kowalski, and stepfather, Frank H. Tilcock Sr.
A service in her memory will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Abbey Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leon County Animal Shelter.
The online guestbook may be signed at www.abbeyfh.com.
Dirt road ordinance passes
Again for almost an hour the county commissioners discussed the ordinance adopting the procedure for acceptin
Mobile homes now qualify for emergency repair funds
Mobile homes will now qualify to be repaired under the county’s emergency repair program.
Attempted burglary thwarted by homeowner
An attempted burglary allegedly by Major Tyrone Lawson, 23, on South Bellamy Drive in Quincy, ended with an arrest.
Eugene Lamb appointed to FHSAA board of directors
Eugene Lamb of Midway was recently appointed to the Florida High School Athletic Association Board of Directors as the Representative-at-Large for the northern section of the state.
Bates tees off Thursday.
Havana native Ben Bates will be competing in this week’s U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Big Bend Bears up record to 15-6
The Big Bend Bears’ summer baseball team had a double-header sweep of the Tallahassee Baseball Club in Chattahoochee last Wednesday night, defeating the visitors 2-0 and 5-2.
Don’t chance boating safety
It's been a hot summer already and it's going to get hotter, that's for sure.
BY THE NUMBERS:
The participation survey results are in from all Florida High School Athletic Association schools across the state and below are the results:
• MOST PARTICIPATED SPORTS: Football. Makes sense since it requires more players to compete. (40,606)
• LEAST PARTICPATED SPORT: Competitive cheer. (435)
• SPORT WITH THE MOST TEAMS: Basketball (1,316 boys and girls teams in Florida). This fact also made it the second most-joined sport for boys but only the fifth for girls. [Full Story »]
Lewie D. Boutwell II (Dan) of Huntsville, AL (formally of Havana, FL) passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at his residence. A graduate of Leon High School, he served in the USN and was a Korean War Veteran.
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