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Planning & Zoning commissioners elected officers and voted to change their meeting date during their January monthly meeting. Re-elected as chairman and vice chairman by motion of commissioner Willard Rudd were Jeannie Gunn and John Yerkes, respectively. The board also moved the regular meeting date from the first Wednesday of the month to the second Thursday. [Full Story »]
William Bruce Wimberley, 84, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Bruce was born in Jackson County, Florida on August 10, 1931 to Erastus and Tommie Wimberley. He attended the University of Georgia on a football scholarship where he met his future wife, Joann Nason, of Augusta, Ga. Upon graduation from Georgia, he served in the U.S. Army, and afterward was employed by the Shell Oil Company. In 1961, he became the owner and president of King Petroleum Co. in Walterboro, SC. Over the years, he served as a director of the Farmers and Merchants Bank, trustee of Colleton County Hospital, director of the SC Oil Jobbers Association, Dogwood Hills Country Club, the UGA Football Letterman’s Club and the SC Golf Association. He was a member of the Carolina Yacht Club, Fripp Island and Dataw Island Clubs.
Bruce was a good friend, a wonderful husband, and a loving father. He had a terrific sense of humor that he shared readily and often. He imparted his love of classical music and the importance of hand written correspondence regularly. He taught his children to fish, to shoot, and by his actions, to be courageous and humble. He taught his sons how to navigate to the Gulf Stream and back before electronics did it for you. He taught his daughter to be a lady in the field, and still outshoot most men. Only if you asked him, he would tell you that he played football for the University of Georgia. When interviewed for a piece on UGA Coach Wally Butts, Bruce acknowledged playing for Coach Butts but claimed he wasn’t really very good and couldn’t understand why he got to play at all. The University of Georgia Football Hall of Fame thought differently. He wouldn’t tell you that either. But he would tell you if you were playing golf too slowly or if you managed to lose too much of his tackle while fishing with him at the wreck of the City of Savannah. He loved his friends, both young, old, and those no longer with us.
Bruce is survived by his wife, Joann Nason Wimberley; his children, Lee (Elizabeth J.) Wimberley of Jacksonville, Fla., Steve Wimberley of Beaufort, SC, and Ann W. (Antony) Merck of Charleston, SC; his grandchildren, Betsy W. (Alex) Meek of Jacksonville, Fla., Mary Katherine Wimberley of Charleston, SC, and Lee Harden Wimberley of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister and her husband, Nira W. and William Holt; and many nieces and nephews.
Gladys Senyko, age 93, passed away on December 20, 2015, at her home in Havana.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan Lardie, also of Havana, her sisters Arlene Kocur, Phyllis Hoseit, Shirley Louchart, and their families, as well as her nephews Ed, John, Ron Senyko, Dave Herrington, and their families, all in Michigan.
She was a member of the Havana Congregation of Johovah’s Witnesses.
She also leaves behind two special friends, Nancy Jegart and Annette Black.
No services are scheduled.
Reflection Cremation & Funeral Service, Tifton, GA is in charge of arrangements.
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Next they defeated Leon High School 62-52.
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The Gadsden County School District’s Teacher of the Year, Erica Farmer, Rookie Teacher of the Year, Abria Harris, and School-Related Employee of the Year, Vira Wynn, were named last week.
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The Florida Public Safety Institute (FPSI) on Thursday, January 7th held a special appreciation ceremony to thank all first responders for their dedication and commitment to aiding citizens in distress.
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