It is not encouraging when two of our most powerful and influential lawmakers suggest that obeying the law is optional; that if obeying the law is inconvenient right now we should wait to obey it until a more suitable moment. That’s like some lout who knocked over a 7-11 announcing he won’t appeal the guilty verdict, but would prefer that we overlook the whole thing for a year or two because going to jail right now would be inconvenient.
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The University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Science’s North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Quincy presented tomato grower Will Maxwell with its 2004 NFREC Hall of Fame Award. Nominated by Dr. Steve Olson, a UF/IFAS professor of horticulture, Maxwell was awarded for his contributions to NFREC-Quincy and agriculture industry in North Florida. [Full Story »]
Medal of Honor recipient gets taste of ‘gator hunting
Ty Carter, Congressional Medal Of Honor recipient, who was in Gadsden County last week speaking at the Rural Emergency Summit, with Lane Stephens bagged a ten-foot ‘gator.
HMS makes history with ‘A’ grade
For the first time since the inception of school grades, Havana Middle School (HMS) under the leadership of principal Delshauna Jackson has become an ‘A’ school.
After 62 years, soldier returns to S. Ga. home
It took 62 years, but a missing soldier was finally brought home to Pine Park, Georgia (near Cairo) last Thursday.
McKinnon elected chair for 4th term
FMPA members re-elected Havana Town Manager Howard McKinnon as chairman of the All-Requirements Project Executive Committee for 2014-2015.
Bears end season with Post 13 split
For the second time in an eight-day span the Big Bend Bears and Tallahassee Post 13 split a pair of one-run games.
Being a good youth volunteer coach
If you are thinking of volunteering to coach recreation youth football in the upcoming season in our area the following are some facts you need to know.
Caleb Jerry ”C.J.” Whitfield, 74 of Havana, FL. passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at his residence in Havana.
The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 21, 2014 at Havana First Baptist Church with Dr. Eric Erskine officiating the service. The graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Tallahassee Memory Garden.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Faith Funeral Home (850-539-4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com)
C.J. was born December 12, 1939 in Meggs, GA. The son of the late Gus Whitfield, and the late Corene Chesser. He was a US Army veteran. A member of Havana First Baptist Church, He retired from the City of Tallahassee after 24 years of service.
Survivors include his wife and best friend of 55 years, Edith K. Whitfield; Son Tim Whitfield (and wife Cindy); Kim Conner (and husband Mike); Casey Whitfield (and wife Theresa) and Sherri Hicks. Eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; sister Inogene Martin; sister LuRue Cannon; and his brother Leonard Whitfield.
A field of 100 golfers (50 teams) competed last weekend in the Joe Cantey Memorial Golf Tournament at the Havana Golf and Country Club. The Saturday and Sunday tournament (36 total holes) featured a two-man, ‘best ball’ format. [Full Story »]
West Gadsden football coach Joe Striplin reported in some news on his team as it readies for the 2014 season. Antonio Murphy, senior wide receiver, will be attending football camp at University of West Florida.
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Emergency responders ranging from the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office, regional firefighters, EMS, police, fish and wildlife preservationists, U.S. Forestry Service, emergency management directors and staff, and other disaster volunteers met over four days last week to talk about how rural areas can better respond to disasters, of which no two are ever alike.
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