The test scores of the second administration of the Florida Standards Assessment have been released and Gadsden Magnet School’s 3rd graders are one of only three schools in Florida to make perfect scores on FSA math.
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Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young gathered together many of his department's community responders to share the latest information from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) on Gadsden County's significant reduction in crimes last Wednesday, June 8th.
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Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director David Gardner gave the county commission an update of the Small Business Service Center’s (SBSC) last three month’s economic development activities.
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Nobody likes to be called a liar or unprofessional or incompetent, but if you write on politics and do your job, you’d better get used to it. Donald Trump’s latest performance involving the stories on Trump University and the donations to veterans that took four months to materialize, are a case in point.
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District 2 county commissioner Sterling Watson unexpectedly announced that he would not seek re-election. “After having given this serious thought, I have finally come to this decision,” he wrote in a statement. Watson had been Dist. 2 commission for 12 years. Before that he was a Quincy city commissioner. “ It has been a great experience to serve the people of District 2 and Gadsden County,” he wrote. [Full Story »]
William Kenneth “Buddy” Pitts, Jr., 74, passed away peacefully at his home early on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia.
Buddy was a native of Greensboro and lived in Greensboro his entire life. He was an active member of the Greensboro United Methodist Church, the Greensboro Kiwanis Club, and a regular contributor to the West Gadsden Historical Society. A long-time member of the Greensboro Town Council, he was named Mayor of Greensboro in 2002.
Other survivors include two sons, Michael and Stephen (wife, Angie); three grandchildren, Jacob, Aaron, and Andy Pitts; and a multitude of friends.
Visitation will be held at the home of Stephen and Angie Pitts, 3849 Bristol Hwy., Quincy, FL, on Friday, June 17th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Services will be held at the Greensboro United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 18th at 11:00 a.m. A private committal service will be held at Sycamore Cemetery.
Lifesong Funeral & Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Lighthouse Children's Home, 7771 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32309.
Michael S. Knight, age 68, of Havana, passed away on June 9, 2016 after a battle with cancer.
He was born in 1947 to the late Mary Sue Knight and the late Morris S. Knight. He grew up in Jacksonville and was a member of the first graduating class of Samuel Wolfson High School.
He is survived by his wife, Susan, and sisters, Carol Ann Knight Koller (Albert) of Titusville, Florida and Jane Eaves (L.G.) of Concord, North Carolina. Michael was predeceased by one brother, Jerry Corbin.
Michael attended Florida State University on a U.S. Air Force scholarship. He met Susan, at FSU. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics in 1970, a Master of Science Degree in Management from Troy State in 1975, a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Florida in 1979, and a Master of Science Degree in Mathematics Education from Florida State in 1996.
Upon graduating from FSU in 1970, Michael was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He then spent 20 years as a communications-electronics officer with assignments in Mississippi, Florida, Illinois, Alabama, Virginia, New York, Germany, Greece, and Japan. His medals and ribbons include: Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, and Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon with two oak leaf clusters.
Upon retiring from the United States Air Force, Michael and his wife returned to Florida. Michael taught mathematics at Greensboro High School (now West Gadsden High School). In 1993, Michael started teaching high school mathematics and physics at Robert F. Munroe Day School in Quincy, Florida. From 2003 through 2007 Michael was Headmaster of Robert F. Munroe Day School. After completing his contract as Headmaster and a brief absence from education, Michael returned to Munroe to substitute teach and drive a school bus
Michael was a Life Member of the Military Officers Association of America, the FSU and the UF Alumni Associations, the National Rifle Association, and a member of the Quincy Rotary.
There will be an inurnment at a later date at the National Cemetery in Tallahassee.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy, FL (850) 627-7676, is in charge of arrangements.