As a freshly-minted manager in my twenties, I learned an important lesson from my old boss. “Don’t bring me problems,” he said, “ bring me solutions. I’m not interested in what’s wrong, I’m interested in what you are going to do about it.”
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10 YEARS AGO
A contingent of supporters of the late Bill McGill were at the county commission meeting to ensure that commissioners did what suporters termed “the right thing.” And commissioners did just that by voting unanimously to name the new county library in Quincy in honor of the late county commissioner McGill. The commission had also received letters of support from State Senator Al Lawson and US Senator Bill Nelson. [Full Story »]
The men and women of the Havana Police Department would like to thank our local community and business owners for their support in helping to raise the funds to replace Havana Police K-9 NALA.
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Mrs. Doris R. Durden Jones, age 90, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2015 in Tallahassee, Florida. Services were held for Mrs. Jones at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 21, 2015, at Attapulgus Baptist Church in Attapulgus, Georgia. Pastor Jerry Bishop and Rev. Jack House officiated. Interment followed in Attapulgus Baptist Cemetery. Jamie Bateman, Josh Bateman, Amanda Greer, Chip Durden, Tyler Durden, and Ashton Durden served as pallbearers. The men of the Attapulgus Baptist Church Choir and the Ladies Sunday School Class served as honorary pallbearers. The family received friends 5:00-7:00 p.m., Sunday, at Cox Funeral Home Chapel.
Doris was born September 10, 1925, in Attapulgus, to John William Booth and Bronnie Mae Jones Booth. Mrs. Jones worked as a nurse in Decatur County for many years. She was a lifetime member of Attapulgus Baptist Church. There, she was a very active member, as well as Sunday School teacher. From nursing at the Fidelis Nursing Home, work at her church, raising her family, everything she did, she did well. A wonderful mother and friends, Doris will be sorely missed by those she loved.
Doris Durden Jones is survived by her children, Jimmy Durden and wife, Brenda of Havana, Florida, Becky Durden of Port St. Joe, Florida, Marty Durden and wife, Diane of Houston, Texas; step-children, Peggy Henry of Tallahassee, Grace Benton and husband, Larry of Dothan, Alabama, Jerry Jones and wife, Marie of Arlington, Georgia, Allan Jones and wife, Anne of Blakely, Georgia; grandchildren, Jonathan Durden, Jamie Bateman, Josh Bateman, Amanda Greer, Chip Durden, and Tyler Durden; step grandchildren, Mac McDuffie, Tonya Woodard, Kevin Jones, Gayla Kramer, Tim Benton, Allison Davis, Angela Welch, Misty Craft, Christie Armstrong, and Kim Rogers; 27 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, James Durden and Son Jones; step-son, Bobby Jones and his wife, Pat, and step grandchild, Lisa Robbins.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Jones honor to Attapulgus Baptist Church, P. O. Box 10, Attapulgus, Georgia 39815. On-line condolences may be sent at www.Coxfuneral.net.
3RD WEEK, 3RD LOSSES FOR 3 TEAMS:
After three weeks of high school football, our county teams are 0-3 with nary a win to show for it. East Gadsden was dropped by a Brewton, Alabama team, W.S. Neal, by a 10-6 score. Neal (3-1) scored all ten points in the first half and played stingy defense for the win. After a week off for an open week, the Jaguars will have to face Wakulla on September 25. Wakulla is nationally-ranked and enjoying one of the traditionally-strong school’s best seasons ever. [Full Story »]