The Farmers’ Almanac said it was going to be like this. But after last winter no one really believed it. And with all the harping we hear about global warming, most people felt we’d never have a really cold winter again.
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I am ashamed to admit I still do not know if the State of the Union is “good,” “bad” or “indifferent.” As a confessed political junkie I can usually perch in front of the box and watch the ritual handshaking, backslapping and fake bonhomie that accompanies the annual check-up. Not this year.
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10 YEARS AGO
The county commission approved a plan to cut the number of dump sites currently in operation from six to five (one in each district) and hiring two part-time workers to man the sites four hours a day on an alternating schedule. The plan would cut the annual cost to $113,000. The present sites were costing the county about $22,000 a month, or about $264,000 a year. The new plan also called for a $25 annual fee in the form of a sticker for resident access. [Full Story »]
Quincy approves new TCC campus
At the Quincy City Commission meeting on January 28, commissioners approved the site of a new Tallahassee Community College campus.
Gadsden school district holds safety summit
The Gadsden County School District held the first-ever round table discussion with all local law enforcement agencies.
Havana looks at Country Club sewer system
The Town of Havana has started the process to provide a sewer system for the Country Club Estates area.
to renegotiate city
Gadsden County’s Big Chill!
Truck drivers look for a place to park at the overcrowded Flying J Truck Stop in Midway on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 29th, after the Florida Highway Patrol closed Interstate 10 due to icy road conditions.
Breaking news Three EGHS Players sign Wednesday
Derrick Kelly, Offensive Lineman signed with Florida State University, JaJuan Perkins, Defensive Back signed with Charleston Southern University and Geomarey Smith, signed with Valdosta State. (more in Next week's Herald)
West Gadsden evens the score!
Saturday night East met West at the James A. Shanks Gym for an intra-county rivalry match-up. The Panthers from West Gadsden High and the Jaguars from East Gadsden High faced off on a neutral site.
Lady Jaguars are only survivors
The East Gadsden girls’ basketball team moved past Florida High 48-40 in the opening round of the District 2-4A tournament.
Birda Washington Burl, 97 or Havana, Florida passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. She was a member of New Jerusalem M B Church of Havana where her service will be held 1 PM Saturday. She will be interred in the Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Bradwell Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. Viewing and Wake Services will be Friday, February 7, 2014 from 6 PM to 8 PM.
Those left to continue the legacy and cherish her memories include: one son Dr. Alred Smith (Elaine) of Pike Road, Alabama, two daughters Connie Jones (Edward) Havana, Florida, and Veronica Solomon of Cleveland Ohio. Four grandchildren: Dr. Redie Smith Charlotte North Carolina, Paula Collins Lay, Tallahassee, Florida, Johnathan Smith Los Angeles California and Nicholas Solomon Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Three great grandchildren Chase, Stephen and Lailah who she loved dearly. Her goddaughter Kathy Thomas (Newark New Jersey). She had a host of highly loved and who were close to her heart nieces and nephews from Miami, New York City, Maryland, Orlando, Iowa, Atlanta, New Jersey, Houston, Tampa, Quincy, Cairo, Detroit, Dallas, Tennessee, and Milwaukee. She had a great love for her relatives and friends.
Dr. Jane Costello is an epidemiologist at the Duke University School of Medicine and she was interested in studying the effects of poverty on the mental health and well-being of children in North Carolina. In 1996 the Eastern Band of the Cherokee determined to distribute part of the profits from their casino among tribe members. [Full Story »]
10 YEARS AGO
In a surprise announcement, school superintendent Sterling DuPont told board members that he was out of the race for re-election. “After much thought and deliberation, I have made the decision to retire again at the end of my current term. I have truly enjoyed my tenure as superintendent of the Gadsden School District, and have the highest personal regard and respect for the students, employees, parents, citizens and the entire educational staff of this system.”
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