The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the State Attorney’s Office of the Second Judicial Circuit-Quincy, announced last Wednesday that 27-year-old Dekendrick Lamar Ford has been charged in the 2011 homicide of a 23-year-old mother of two, Teresa Manuel. Ford, who was 23 at the time, was indicted for killing Manuel, his live-in girlfriend, after a dispute.
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With the 2015 hurricane season officially starting in a couple of days (June 1), here’s some advice gleaned from the Internet. We’ve been lucky in the state since 2005 but that could change at any moment. Florida has had it’s share of devastating hurricanes and likely will have more. It’s only a matter of time. [Full Story »]
We did it! For the first time in the 19 years we’ve been in the antiques business, Rick and I actually locked our doors, packed ‘fun, sun and water’ gear, and headed out to Coconut Grove down in Miami for my high school reunion (no, I‘m not going to tell you which one!).
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10 YEARS AGO
Havana’s 10th postmaster in the town’s history, Ms. Avis Davis, was installed in a special ceremony that included her family, other regional postmasters, and members of the Havana community and elected officials. Taking part in the ceremony were Rev. Bill Bess of the First Presbyterian Church and Rev. Semmeal Thomas, Sr. of Mt. Zion AME Church. Davis’ son and daughter also addressed the crowd of about 100. [Full Story »]
Clyde Blair Morgan, 65, passed away at home on Cape San Blas, Port St. Joe, Florida, on May 23, 2015, from natural causes. He was born July 4, 1949 in Quincy, Florida, to Virginia Blair Morgan and Frank Flake Morgan, Jr. Blair graduated from Quincy High School in 1967 and later joined the Florida Army National Guard where he served proudly for six years.
Blair began his employment career with setting up his own business, Morgan Construction Company, and selling Kirby Building Products in Tallahassee, Florida, before heading to Tennessee to work for United Structures of America (USA). Blair was a salesman for USA and over a period of nineteen years he often was recognized as District Salesman of the Year for his outstanding volume of sales of the company’s prefabricated building products. Blair relocated to Cape San Blas in Port St. Joe, Florida in 2002, and continued to work for USA under a newly created marketing area.
Blair’s love of fishing led him to obtain his Captain’s license as a charter boat operator which he did over a period of ten years. Because of his extensive knowledge and experience in both saltwater and freshwater fishing, Blair was asked and agreed to co-host a weekly fishing show that aired on TV in Port St. Joe, Florida. For several years, Blair shared his fishing knowledge on this program with his TV audience. Blair also served a Captain with the South Gulf County Fire Department and was head of the Water Rescue unit. He also was a generous supporter of the Port St. Joe Sharks football team and was loved by the teams’ players.
Blair Morgan was a self-made man, and he did it his way. He was extremely successful in all his endeavors to include business and the outdoors. His love of hunting and fishing was only matched by the success he achieved in each. Whether he was pursuing a bull elk, black bass, alligator or red snapper, he usually came away as the victor. Blair loved riding horses, and competed in rodeo horseback barrel racing. You name it, Blair probably has done it. He loved the Florida Gators and attended many of their football games, including national championship games.
Blair loved life, and lived it to the fullest. He was very generous and had a big heart. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who came to know and love him.
Blair is survived by: daughter Ginger Morgan, granddaughter Morgan Vaughn, three brothers, Richard Morgan (Mary Howard), Frank Morgan (Beth), and Bob Morgan (Debbie), and his best friend who he dearly loved, Sherry Thacker, and daughter, Kennedy Thacker, and son, Carter Thacker. He is predeceased by his parents, Frank and Virginia Morgan of Quincy, Florida, and wife Linda Munday Morgan of Portland, Tennessee.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church or the South Gulf County Fire Department.
The East and West Gadsden football teams will get a look-see on next fall when the two square off at Corry Field in a Spring Classic Thursday night game.
Quincy's Corry Field will be the site of the 7 PM event.
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