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County commission chairman Ed Dixon and manager Marlon Brown addressed the school board to discuss turning over the old Havana Northside High School facility to the county and a community team of activists who wanted to use the buildings for community service. The Committee to Preserve the Havana Northside High School, Inc. planned to co-locate early childhood and adult education and health programs at the facility. [Full Story »]
“Political correctness” speaks to civility, which is surely a good thing, but I think its prevalence is hurting our kids because it may be preventing us adults from focusing on the benefits of their learning, and therefore being able to apply “proper” English in the broader world in which they will seek employment.
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Richard Gregory Suber, 89, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at home in Quincy. He was born February 19, 1927, the youngest of ten children to Elmer Lemuel and Jessie Fletcher Suber. He was raised in the Sawdust Community and graduated from Greensboro High School. Upon turning 18, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy and served on a ship in the south Pacific during World War II. After his discharge from the service, he returned to Quincy and married his sweetheart Betty Ruth Smith. He was a farmer and grew shade tobacco, peanuts, and soybeans for many years before transitioning into the nursery business.
He was a generous man and a good friend to many. He cared about his community, his church, and especially Robert F. Munroe School. As a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, he served faithfully for over 67 years.
He was a great hunter and sportsman, and he loved the game of golf. An exceptional gardener, he grew beautiful flowers and vegetables that he loved to share with family and friends. Above all, he loved his family and was a great example of how to live life with love and a generous spirit.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Betty Ruth Smith Suber, his children, Jimmy (Peggy), Greg (Sonja), Beth (Fount May); his grandchildren, Russell Suber (Jennifer), Katie Munroe (Ben), Trey Suber, Brooke Thomas (Lamar), Ashley May (Beth), Richard May (Melissa), Elizabeth May; and 16 great-grandchildren, Bo, Ella, and Brantlee Suber; Weezie, Ginger, and Roxie Munroe; Hayes, Gregory, and Whitt Suber; Hugh and Chase Thomas; David and Jesse May; and Lawre Bradley, Lucy, and Fountain May.
Special thanks to Shirlean Cloud and Big Bend Hospice, and to caregivers Emma Harrell, Jackie McCray, Neather Shaw, and Blanche Williams.
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 26, at 11:00 a.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church in Quincy, with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Robert F. Munroe School, Big Bend Hospice, or the charity of your choice.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy, FL, (850) 627-7677, is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Douglas Barry O’Neal, 77 passed away on February 19, 2016. Funeral services will be Saturday February 27th at 9:00 a.m. at Old Jerusalem M.B. Church with interment at St. James Cemetery both in Havana, Florida. Visitation will be Friday, February 26th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Ivey Funeral Home (850) 627-1956.
He leaves to cherish his memories his Wife, Liza O’Neal, six sons, Douglas O’Neal, Jr. (Dorey), Allen O’Neal, Phillip O’Neal (Deondra), Gerome O’Neal, Nathaniel O’Neal, and Jeremiah O’Neal, three daughters: Christine O’Neal-Costin, Donna O’Neal-Moore (Randy, Sr.) and A-Shaydrian O’Neal. Tow-Step-Sons, Alonzo Harvin (Laura) and Dwayne Harvin (Elizabeth): Four Step-Daughters: Phyllis Thomas (Larry). Sandra riggings (dale), Sarah Hinson (Woodrow), and Chimere Smith and a host of other relatives and friends.
Jacksonville Bolles is an impressive school with impressive facilities and a waiting list to get in. East Gadsden Lady Jaguars were not impressed. They were so unimpressed that they sent Bolles back to Jax with a 61-39 defeat and took the 4A Region 1 title back to the house. While there, the Jaguars (19-6) will be packing for Lakeland where they will enter Final Four play for the state title. It’s the first time in 11 years that the team has made this trip. [Full Story »]
The preliminary results of the new Florida Standards Assessment were released last week. As expected, the majority of the schools in Gadsden County and throughout the state saw their letter grades decline.
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