The county commission made a good move when it approved the site plan for Sicamu, Inc., a Venezuela aerosol products company wishing to locate in the vacant Printing House building near Quincy. Now let’s hope the company, with its jobs and payroll, actually locates here. The past couple of promising projects have so far not come to fruition.
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I went to a friend’s funeral last Saturday. I had met Dexter Douglass when he was chief legal counsel to one of my mentors, the late Governor Lawton Chiles, and we shared many a laughing or mind-sparring moments together while I worked for Bob Butterworth during his tenure as Attorney General.
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The proposed sell-off of state-owned conservation land has raised more than a few hackles. Ostensibly this sell-off will raise millions that can then be spent on more endangered and critical real estate. A piece in this newspaper and a few weeks later in the Tallahassee Democrat, produced a fair amount of reaction in the form of emails from as far away at Jefferson County. Without exception those who emailed me were against selling off these “surplus” lands.
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10 YEARS AGO
Long-time Gadsden Extension Agent Henry Grant was appointed state president of the Florida Association of Ag Agents. “This is really an honor,” said Grant, 30-year-veteran of the Gadsden Extension Office. Grant’s main duty as president was to coordinate the annual conference, where a record number of agents from around the state would gather in July to discuss how to improve the agricultural industry in Florida. [Full Story »]
BAPTISING AT THE COUNTY JAIL
The sounds of hymns filled the recreation area behind the Gadsden County jail last Saturday afternoon as inmates and visitors prepared for an old-fashioned Christian Baptism.
DOT sec. says Florida on rebound
The Secretary for the Florida Department of Transportation, Ananth Prasad, was in Gadsden County last week
Arrests made in copper thefts
A copper theft ring has been busted in Gadsden County.
Quincy accepts Hayes’ resignation
The Quincy Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) board accepted director Charles Hayes’ resignation at their meeting last week.
Get Going Gadsden winners announced
The Florida Department of Health-Gadsden County held its Get Going Gadsden awards ceremony last week
West Gadsden falls to Tate
The West Gadsden football team stepped way out of class last week journeying to Pensacola to take on Class 6-A Tate.
Pappadakis excels in loss to Northside
Munroe rallied from a completely lopsided 25-6 score in game one, to win game two 25-13.
A history lesson on Pop Warner football
There have been a few questions raised in Gadsden County lately about the Pop Warner Youth Football Program.
Mrs. Carolyn Sue Rowan Nichols, 73, of Dixie, Georgia passed away September 25, 2013 at The Retreat in Nashville, Georgia. She was born April 11, 1940 in Cook County to the late Buie Johnson Rowan and Eula Beatrice Sapp Rowan. Mrs. Nichols lived most of her life in Dixie and was a homemaker and a member of the Okapilko Baptist Church. She was known by many as "Granny" and those who knew her will probably remember her quote, "If you haven't seen her lately, you won't."
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law: Eric and Kathy Nichols of Folkston, Georgia, and Mark C. and Tamara Nichols of Dixie, Georgia; her daughter, Shann Vivian Nichols of Havana, Florida; her brother, Buie Rowan of Doerun, Georgia; three sisters: Betty Joyce Gay of Albany, Georgia; Shirley Ann Drew of Valdosta, Georgia, and Peggy Taylor of Thomasville, Georgia; 13 Grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Mrs. Nichols was preceded in death by her former husband, Donald V. Nichols; her son, Keith Vivian Nichols; and her brother, Elder J. L. Rowan.
A graveside service was held at 4:00 PM Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Longbridge Cemetery in Berrien County with Pastor Willie Heath officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.boonefunerals.com.
--Boone Funeral Home is serving the Nichols family.