10 YEARS AGO
The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Department held a “Meet and Greet” at the Cecil G. Trippe Municipal Building in Havana. The purpose of the event was to acquaint the public, and particularly children, with the sheriff’s office. Gadsden EMS and the Red Cross also participated along with the county’s emergency management services and traffic division. Children got to personally meet the law enforcement officials and were given bicycle helmets, safety literature and treats. [Full Story »]
Matthew “Matt” Ward Register, 50 of Havana passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
The memorial service, Celebrating his life will be held at 7:00 pm on Friday, June 19, 2015 at Faith Funeral Home Chapel in Havana with Pastor Mike Park officiating the service.
Matt was born August 24, 1964 in Lakeland, FL. He was the son of the Late Billy Register and the late Judy Wilkinson Register. Matt was a 1983 graduate of Robert F. Munroe. He received his Bachelors degree from Troy State University, and his Masters degree from FSU in Education. He was most comfortable and happy at his family's farm.
He is survived by his two daughters Gracie Register and Matti Register of Quincy, their mother Christy Bennett of Quincy a brother Marc Register of Havana and sister Martha Register of Havana as well as Many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews
In Lieu of flowers, friends are ask to assist the family with his final expenses, and his two daughters education fund. Make donation to Friends of Matt Register at Farmers and Merchants Banks. Mail to Dayton Jones at 501 E 9th Ave, Havana, FL. 32333 or call him at 850-567-8502.
Faith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (850-539-4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com).
Joan Marie Durden, 72, of Havana, passed peacefully in her home on June 11, 2015, ending a courageous battle with breast cancer. Born in Providence, RI, the daughter of the late Angelo and Mary (Morenzi) Migliorelli. Joan grew up in Cranston, RI. She moved to Jacksonville in 1967 and then moved to the Tallahassee area in 1970. Joan was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church for many years. She enjoyed crafts and fishing, but was happiest when cooking and baking.
Survivors include her husband: Lee Adrian Durden; daughter: Lisa M. Early of Havana; son: Jamie Will (Carolee) of Havana; sister: Gloria P. (Raymond) Alexander of Marston Mills, MA; twin brother: Frank A. (Donna) Migliorelli of Cranston, RI; granddaughter: Deanna M. Early of Havana; nephew: Mark D. (Jana) Alexander of Ponte Vedra, FL; and niece: Karen B. (Joseph) Boghdadi of Lexington, SC.
The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to all the friends and family members who provided prayers, emotional support and meals during this difficult time. The family would also like to thank Big Bend Hospice for all the support and care they provided.
For friends who wish, the family suggests memorial donations to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32308 in lieu of flowers. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Louis Catholic Church, Tallahassee on Friday, 6/20 at 10:00 AM. Culley’s MeadowWood Funeral Home, Tallahassee, FL is in charge of services.
Richard Wayland “Rick” Jackson, 62, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2015.
Rick was born in Bonifay and grew up in Havana. His parents owned Jackson Furniture in Quincy where he used to work. He was a heavy equipment operator.
Survivors include four children, Shannon; Clay; and Matt Jackson all of Tallahassee; and Amanda Harsey of Sorrento, FL; two sisters, Teresa Welch and Joseyvette Jackson McCall; one brother, Randy Jackson (Kathy); and eight grandchildren.
A reception will be held in Rick’s honor from 6-8:00pm, Thursday, June 18th at the Lifesong Chapel, 20 South Duval St. Quincy, FL. Please bring your favorite story of Rick to share with the family.
Tholley Taylor with Lifesong Funerals & Cremations (www.lifesongfunerals.com or 850/627.1111) is assisting the family with arrangements.
Behind the pitching of Lauren Haeger, the Florida Gator softball team won their second straight national title, taking two out of three games over Michigan in last week’s NCAA Softball World Series in Oklahoma City.
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Munroe baseball players Nolan Haire and Bradley Klees will both be signing grants-in-aid to play baseball at Andrew College in Cuthbert, Ga. Andrew is a liberal arts college and is a member of the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association and the NJCAA.
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END OF YEAR ACCOLADES:
Other than students screaming for joy and teachers stifling their excitement, another signal of the end of the school year is the release of the All Big Bend Softball, Baseball and Flag Football teams. Two county athletes made the coveted 1st Team. East Gadsden’s De’Ambernique Davis and Munroe’s Nolan Haire excelled enough at their chosen sport to be selected to the top team. Named to these spring sports squads from our area were: [Full Story »]
The third leg of the Triple Crown was run Saturday and American Pharoah won the Belmont to become the first horse racing Triple Crowd winner in 37 years. Not since Affirmed won the event has a horse swept the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont.
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Last Saturday, several public figures in Havana showed up to be in ‘court’ at the Hazel Baker Community Center on 7th Avenue East in Havana, to be ‘tried’ by a judge and jury for various ‘crimes,’ all for a good cause.
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