I’ve got a good bit of Irish blood in me … my mom’s lineage comes from Dutch-German, Scottish and Irish roots and one little Spanish guy who managed to make it into the line; my dad’s heritage is purely Celtic, going back hundreds of years with Cornish blood (from Cornwall, what I believe is the most Celtic of all nations along with the Welsh from Wales).
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Bernie Sanders, the rumpled septuagenarian senator from Vermont has his own brand of snake oil, selling a dream of free college, universal healthcare tied to Medicare, a $15 minimum wage, close scrutiny for Wall Street, with tax hikes on the very wealthy to pay for it all. The math doesn’t work, but who cares. For her part, Secretary Clinton is talking a vision about as exciting as a pair of sensible tan flats. We know they are better for your feet, but oh Lord, how boring.
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Gadsden School Superintendent Reginald James was selected as a FAMU Gallery of Distinction honoree. He was the first Gadsden resident to receive the honor, which had long been given to recognize men and women for their contributions to the improvement of education for young people in Florida and throughout the United States. [Full Story »]
William Bernard Lewis, 91 passed away Sunday, March 13, 2016. The service will be Tuesday, March 15, 11:00 AM at Thomas Memorial Baptist Church with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Monday, March 14, at Thomas Memorial Baptist Church.
Mr. Bernard was born in Woodville and spent remaining years in Quincy as a cattleman. Retired from U.S. Postal Service, retired Treasurer of Talquin Electric Cooperation Board, and was an Army Veteran of WW II and a member and former Deacon of Thomas Memorial Baptist Church. He was a receipient of many awards some of which include, The Florida 4-H Hall of Fame, Florida Cattleman's Associations Honorary Directors award, 25 year service award for Gadsden County Soil and Water Conservation District. Bernard was a Southern gentleman and Christian man. Known by many, loved by all.
Survived by his two sons; Michael Lewis, Sr. (Robin) of Tyler, TX, and Mitch Lewis (Celeste) of Quincy, a daughter; Monica Brinkley (Craig) of Bristol, grandchildren; Michael David Lewis, Jr., Whitney Powers(Phil), Joseph Brinkley, Abigail Lewis, Sally Lewis, Caroline Lewis, great grandchildren; Braydon Lewis, Kaylen Bourdage, Trace Lewis, Maygen Lewis , loyal friend, farmhand and caregiver; Walter Hicks, most commonly known as "June Bug". surviving siblings include; Olga Martin, James Lewis(Roberta), sister-in-law; Liz Lewis, brother-in-law, Roger Downs(Mary Beth). Preceded in death by his wife of 61 years; Annette Downs Lewis, parents; Bloxham and Jimmie Lewis, siblings; Perry Lewis, Opal Tankersley, Eliza Kinard, Thelma Presnell, Lynn Lewis, and granddaughter; Lauren Lewis.
Contributions may be made to; Clark-Lewis-Moore Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund, c/o Gadsden Co. Extension Office, 2140 W. Jefferson St., Quincy, FL 32351. Independent Funeral Home (850-875-1529) is handling arrangements.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office arrested three individuals in connection to the physical abuse of a Florida State Hospital resident, a news release from Bondi’s office stated.
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