Gadsden’s new re-entry center will start receiving inmates
The Gadsden Re-Entry Center is now operational and will be accepting inmates from across the state on January 13.
Wounded Warriors enjoy hunting experience
This past December, Hunters Helping Hunters Inc. in Mt. Pleasant held their annual Zack Memorial Wounded Warrior Hunt.
Midway manager must defend record
Newly appointed interim city manager Dorothy Inman-Johnson, after hearing remarks made concerning her at last week’s Midway city council meeting, responded saying she had worked hard for her good reputation.
Quincy police seek public’s help in solving break-ins
The Quincy Police Department saw an increase in burglaries occurring during the month of December and is asking the public for help in solving these crimes.
Tallavana topples Florida High
Ezekiel Sutton scored 27 points, CJ Shorter 24 and Quadarius Maxwell 15 leading the Tallavana Lion boys’ basketball team past Florida High in last week’s Maclay Holiday Tournament.
Jaguars handle Hamilton County
The East Gadsden boys’ basketball team returned to action Friday hosting Hamilton Co. The Jaguars were rude hosts, knocking the visitors around 67-46.
Lt. Col. Charles L. Brinkley, USA (Ret.), 64, of Quincy, passed Sunday, January 5, 2014. He was a native of Quincy and a member of the First Baptist Church, Quincy. He was retired from the U, S. Army after 21 years of service. He served as the ROTC Instructor for the Gadsden County Public Schools and later as Coordinator of the Emergency Management of Gadsden County. He was a very active member of the Quincy Kiwanis Club.
Visitation will be Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church with service at 2:00 P.M. in the Church. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery with full Military Honors.
He is survived by; his wife Edna (BeBe) Clark Brinkley of Quincy, daughter Joanna Brinkley of Quincy, brother Romulus (Peggy) Brinkley of Maitland, FL.
He was predeceased by his parents, Romulus and Julia Cook Brinkley.
Remembrances may be made in memory to the Wounded Warriors.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy, FL (850-627-7677) is in charge of arrangements.
Sandra D. Woodham (Baxley) Cantrell, was born in Tallahassee, FL. to Foy & Elma Woodham on June 15,1955. Sandy, later married and moved to the New Orleans, LA. area for 35 years. After raising her children there, she returned back home to Tallahassee in 2012. Sandy passed away at home on January 5,2014 at 4 a.m. with her family by her side. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.
The funeral service will be held at 12 noon on January 9, 2014 at Community Baptist Church with Pastor Tony Kelly officiating, Interment will follow at Southside Cemetery, with Steven Baxley Jr, Billy Sevin, Ronnie Sevin III, Noah Baxley, Steven Baxley III, and Joshua Sevin serving as active pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8,2014 at Faith Funeral Home in Havana. (850.539.4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com)
Sandy leaves behind a daughter, Sandra D. McDaniel (Stacy) and son, Steven E. Baxley, Jr.(Angela) and 5 stepchildren. Kathie Barton, Carlye Barton(Hayes),Angie Lemacks, Chad Cantrell (Ginny), and Stephanie Duncan(Jeremy); 2 brothers, Charles Harrington and Harold Woodham; sister, Glenda Money (Ken) also, 29 grandchildren that she loved more than life itself. Her lifelong/childhood sweetheart, Steven E.Baxley,Sr. and her companion/family pet, T-BONE.
She is preceded in death by her Husband, Captain Ronald D. Cantrell; father, Foy Woodham, and mother, Elma Woodham; brother, James Earl Woodham; 2 sister-in-laws, Emma Jean Harrington and Anita Woodham.
Harold Royce Kelly, Sr. 80, of Havana, FL. passed away Friday, January 3, 2014 at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2014 at Havana First Baptist Church with Dr. Eric Erskine officiating, Interment will follow at Concord Cemetery with Tommy Houck, Charles Houck, Gene Smith, Chuck Osmin, Monroe Rogers, Bruce Benson serving as active pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Faith Funeral Home. Faith Funeral Home in Havana is in charge of arrangements (850.539.4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com)
Mr. Kelly was born September 1, 1933 in Moultrie, GA. The son of the late Carl Kelly and Lois Kelly Matthews. He graduated from Moultrie High School, then graduated from Norman College with a degree in Accounting. After more than 30 years he retired from Winn-Dixie Supermarkets, being in the top ten managers of the Florida / Georgia district many years. He also established Kelly Farms were he was the owner / operator. In October of 2013 he was honored by Gadsden County Farm Bureau for his innovation and pioneering in his produce division at Kelly Farms. Mr. Kelly was a member of Havana First Baptist Church. He loved to fish and hunt, never taking much time for either. His passion was his work.
He is survived by his son Harold Royce Kelly, Jr. (and wife Suzanne) and Mark Kelly all of Havana, six grandchildren Miranda, Rachel, Stephen, Jessica, Jennifer and Elizabeth. and 12 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Kelly was preceded in death by his wife Christine Kelly in 1999, his daughter Jan Marie Kelly in 2009 , daughter-n-law Terry NeSmith Kelly in 2013 and his two brothers Carl Kelly and Devon Kelly
Here is a final reminder for individuals interested in applying for one of the 70 scholarships offered by Dixie Youth Baseball. The recipients of these scholarships are chosen from the 11 states that are affiliated with Dixie Youth Baseball. Those states are Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
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The East Gadsden Lady Jags lost to 2A defending state champs FAMU DRS by a 74-47 score. A slow first quarter proved to be insurmountable as the 4A Lady Jags were outscored 21-7 in the first quarter and were down 40-15 by the half.
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MUNROE HIRES NEW FOOTBALL COACH:
Vic Culley, successful head coach and assistant coach in several North Florida and Georgia high schools, has accepted the position as head football coach at Munroe beginning second semester.
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