Havana’s Downtown Improvement Committee (DIC), a smaller form of the town’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), that addresses issues in the three-square-block historic downtown business district, met last Thursday morning to continue its discussion about placing landscaped islands at the four corners of the U.S. 27 and 7th Avenue East and West junction.
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Quincy’s Main Street organization’s Dawn McMillan gave a presentation of a certificate of appreciation for Quincy commissioners’ generous support in letting the organization play a major role in the success of this year’s Quincyfest at last Tuesday’s semi-monthly meeting.
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“When people go to the polls in November, they are not just picking a person … they're also picking a path,” so said Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in a recent interview. In the end, that is what will make the difference in the choice for President.
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A dump truck whose driver had parked across the railroad tracks and gotten out to do a task near a construction site in Midway, was struck by a train. According to a witness, the approaching westbound CSX freight train’s engineer saw the dump truck and laid on the horn, put the brakes into emergency and held on tight. The dump truck driver saw the approaching train and ran back to the truck. It was too late and the train collided with the truck. The truck driver suffered minor injuries while the train crew was shaken up but fine. [Full Story »]
Paul Brandon Barringer II, 85, legendary hardwood industry pioneer, business leader, and dedicated family man, died peacefully at his home on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, May 30, 2016.
Born in Sumter, South Carolina, August 22, 1930, Paul Barringer will be remembered for his immeasurable generosity, charismatic leadership and as a man who was larger than life. Armed with his oft-repeated stories that never got old, he loved to play tennis and bird hunt with friends and family. His greatest pride were his children and grand-children and his greatest joy, his wife of fifty-nine years.
Paul attended Episcopal High School from 1944-1948, and the University of Virginia from 1948-1952. He was very active in many organizations including TILKA, IMP honoring ring society and Zeta Psi fraternity. He was a member of Seven Society. It was his service to the University of Virginia that gave him his greatest satisfaction. It lasted from the day he stepped foot on campus in 1948, until his last Cavalier football game.
After receiving a BA degree in 1952, during the Korean War, he enlisted in the USAF as an aviation cadet and served three year in the Naval research labs, and thus begun his lifelong love of flying.
In 1955, he joined his father’s business, Coastal Lumber Company (est 1937) in Weldon, North Carolina. In 1959, he purchased the Company from his father. Coastal grew to be one of the top 100 privately owned companies in North Carolina, and one of the largest independent wood products companies in the United States. He received the utmost respect and loyalty from his employees for his unwavering support and dedication to them.
Mr. Barringer was preceded in death by his parents, Victor Clay and Gertrude Hampton Barringer, a brother, Victor Clay Barringer Jr., and two sisters, Lucy Barringer Yount and Eugenia Barringer Higgins.
He is survived by his wife, Merrill Underwood Barringer, three children, Merrill Barringer Light and husband Randy (Hilton Head Island, SC), Victor Clay Barringer II and wife Turner (Charlottesville, VA), Hampton Barringer Luzak and husband Kevin (New York). His five grandchildren, Paul Barringer Light, Thomas Gray Light, Paul Brandon Barringer III, Sarah Merrill Barringer, and Wade Hampton Luzak.
The family deeply appreciates the loving care and support of Manuel BarrAnco, Shelly and Kenny Tensley, and Domaine Dailey.
The Memorial Service will be held at the University of Virginia Chapel, 200 McCormick Road, Charlottesville, Virginia, Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., with The Rt. Reverend Christopher Fitz Simons Allison presiding. There will be a private interment.
In lieu of flowers, if friends choose, they may make contributions to Memory Matters (Hilton Head Island, SC), 843-842-6688, www.memory-matters or Hospice Compassus, www.compassus.com 843-226-8179.
Marilynn Shanks Higdon, 76, of Quincy, Florida, passed away peacefully at her home on May 31, 2016. She was born November 30, 1939, to James A. and May Virginia Malone Shanks in Quincy. She was a very dedicated and active member of Centenary United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, E. Cantey Higdon, her children, Laura (Drew) Bostick, Debbie (James) Whiddon, and E. Cantey Higdon, Jr. She is also survived by her sister, Ginger Shanks, her grandchildren, Taylor and Logan Whiddon, and Caroline Higdon, and brothers-in-law, John (Emily) Higdon and Victor Higdon. She was predeceased by her parents.
The family would like to extend a very special thanks to her caregivers, Dorothy Smoak and Dot West, and all the caregivers at Hopewell and Big Bend Hospice.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, June 2, 2016, at 10:00 AM at Hillcrest Cemetery, Quincy, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, 206 N. Madison St., Quincy, FL, 32351, Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL, 32308, The Alzheimeres Project, 301 E. Tharpe St., Tallahassee, FL, 32303, or a charity of your choice.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, FL, (850) 627-7677, is in charge of arrangements.
It's disappointing to say the least! Another automatic bid to the NCAA college baseball series went by the board for the FAMU team as they failed to get out of their MEAC Tournament at Salisbury last week.
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If a spring game can be considered an indication of how the fall might go, then West Gadsden and East Gadsden have a lot to look forward to beginning in August. While a lot of teams were forced to postpone games, some until next week, the Jaguars and Panthers were able to play as planned.
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