The Gadsden Leadership and Law Academy is the only program in the Unites States that allows students to obtain a certification in Public Safety while they are in high school, a credential that can help them to earn $31,000-$34,000 when they graduate.
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The Gadsden County Humane Society elected new officers for the year 2004. Elected were President Maureen O’Brien, Vice President David O’Brien, Secretary Mary Gallagher, Treasurer Judy Bond and Director-At-Large Sharon Quintero. Outgoing president Leona Boutwell gave an update on the organization’s 2003 activities which included rescuing, fostering and adopting out 56 dogs and 13 cats. [Full Story »]
James Kennard (Ken) Whittle, 90, of Tallahassee passed Saturday, January 18, 2014. He was born October 15, 1923 in Sycamore, Florida to the late Norton F. and Alline McDonald Whittle. He was a graduate of the Greensboro High School and the University of Oregon. He served in the U. S. Army infantry in WW II. After WW II, he remained in Austria where he met Frances (Rusty) Neff. They were married there. He was a true citizen of the world. He retired after 32 years with IBM and had lived in Japan, Belgium and the U.S. For the last 25 years, he and his brother, W. O. Whittle owned and managed the Century 21/Lawrence Realty of Quincy. He was a member of the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Tallahassee and was a very active member of the Quincy Rotary Club.
Visitation will be Friday, January 24, 1:00 P.M. at the St. Paul’s UMC Parlor with memorial service to be 2:00 P.M. in the Sanctuary.
He is survived by; his wife, Frances N. (Rusty) Whittle of Tallahassee; son, Mark Scott Whittle of Boston, Mass; daughter, Pat Fehlman of Canton, Ohio; brothers, W. O. Whittle of Quincy and Herschel Whittle of Tallahassee; sister, Betty Nell Butler of Thomasville, GA; sister-in-law, Verna McClellan Whittle of Sycamore; many nieces and nephews.
He was also predeceased by his brothers, Otho, Quinn, Rev. N. Felton and Alva McDonald Whittle; and sister, Trudy Whittle Alday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Quincy Rotary Club Youth Camp, P.O. Box 666, Quincy, FL 32353 or St. Paul’s UMC, 1700 N. Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32303.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, 627-7677, Quincy is in charge of arrangements.
Joyce Cooper Dorminey, age 75, of Faceville, GA passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Bainbridge Healthcare in Bainbridge, GA.
The funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2014 at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel, Bainbridge with Pastor Emory Smith and Reverend Donna Sue Roberts officiating. Interment followed at Greenshade Cemetery.
The family received friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Ivey Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Faceville United Methodist Church, c/o Pastor Emory Smith, 2105 Faceville-Attapulgus Road, Bainbridge, GA 39819.
Mrs. Dorminey was born June 1, 1938 in Bascom, FL, the daughter of Zack Howard Hyatt and Laura Elizabeth Smith Hyatt. She was a graduate of Attapulgus High School, Class of 1956. She retired as a case manager for Decatur Seminole Training, Bainbridge.
Survivors include her husband, Oliver Clyde Dorminey of Facevelle, GA; her sister, Jean H. Little of Quincy, FL; her nieces and nephews, Natalie J. Little of Carrabelle, FL, Kimberly D. Rowan of Quincy, FL, Ronald A. Hyatt and Christopher W. Hyatt, both of Faceville, Chad R. Hyatt of Tallahassee, FL and Tanner L. Hyatt of Bainbridge, GA; her sister-in-law, Pamela Hyatt Staples of Bainbridge, GA; former sister-in-law, Hilda Fletcher of Tallahassee; two great nieces; four great nephews; and three great great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Holt (Bill) Cooper; her brother, Howard Ronald (Buddy) Hyatt; and brother-in-law, Gerald Dee Little.
Edward Luke Blackburn,, 56, a resident of Boswell community, Bullock County, Alabama, died Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at his home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. Todd Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery with Gray Funeral Home directing.
Luke was an accomplished business owner and salesman. He loved his family and community. His love of the land and wildlife were of great importance to him and he worked diligently to leave them better than he found them. His pride and joy were his four dogs and cat with many others along the way. He was a man among men!
He is survived by four sisters: Cheree B. Jeter of Thomasville, GA, Rebecca L. Blackburn of Tallahassee, FL, Jenny B. Robertson of Havana, FL, Nancy Whiddon of Perry, GA; brother: Charles Powell of Douglass, GA; eight nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Rick Mann, Ronald Pierce, Wesley Mann, Darrin Hipps, Doug Meredith, and Josh Meredith.
The family will receive friends at the church from 1:00 p.m. until the service time.
Memorial donations may be made to Macedonia Cemetery Fund in care Doris Roten, 189 County Road 196, Union Springs, Alabama 36089, the American Cancer Society or your local Humane Society.