To me Paula Deen is getting a bad rap. To criticise her for admitting to saying a derogatory word, the N-word in this case, is the height of hyprocracy. Who among us can say we have never made a hateful remark in our lives? None.
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In the Roe v. Wade decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a woman had a right to a safe abortion. In handing down that decision the court reversed the law in effect at the time and ever since lawsuits have challenged that decision.
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Not only was Bill McGill honored by his many friends and associates at the armory in Quincy for his contributions to Gadsden County, but thousands of dollars were raised to start a scholarship fund in McGill’s name for students attending Florida A&M University. About 200 people attended the event for McGill, the District 1 county commissioner who had also held numerous positions with area health care agencies. [Full Story »]
“No more tears in heaven.” Luthan E. “Jack” Poppell passed away unexpectedly Sunday, July 14, 2013. The service will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Gretna Baptist Church with burial at Sunnydale Cemetery in Gretna. Family will receive friends following the service at the church.
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Lucian Mitchell May, 60, passed away July 16, 2013 at his residence in Quincy, FLorida.
He was born May 28, 1953 to Lucian Fennell May and the late Yvonne Wimberley May. Mitchell graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy and a Masters in Fisheries and Aquatic Science. He was employed through the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service as the County Extension Coordinator for Decatur County, Georgia.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara May; step-son, Stephen Fruzan and wife, Melissa; father, Lucian Fennell May; sister, Mary Katherine Faircloth and husband, Neal; sister, Jane McDonald and husband Mike; brother, Joe May and wife, Karen; nieces, Josie May, Becca McDonald and Katherine McDonald; nephews, Perry May, Chris Faircloth and Timothy Faircloth.
Mitchell had a passion for the outdoors and working with the farmers of Decatur County. He had a unique sense of humor, memorable grin and was a great storyteller.
Services were held Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 11:30 AM, at First Presbyterian Church in Quincy, FL. A private interment was held prior to the service at Old Philadelphia Church Cemetery. Visitation was Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at the home of Fennell May.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL.,32308 or First Presbyterian Church, Quincy, FL.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy, FL., 850-627-7677, is in charge of arrangements.
Drug bust in Quincy
Search warrants were served at two Quincy homes by the Gadsden County Drug Task Force netting four arrests last week.
Fender-bender in Hobbit parking lot
Three parked vehicles were hit by a truck Friday around 11:00 a.m. in the Hobbit American Grill parking lot at US 27 and Potter Woodbery Road.
A teller of tall tales
The following is part of a summer-long series that Herald Editor Byron Spires will spin for the enjoyment of our readers. Chapter 5
Local woman has close ties to New London tragedy
In light of the recent Rural Summit on school safety and tragedies such as Sandy Hook the following story is about the worst school disaster in American history.
Bates, Dupree win Joe Cantey golf tourney
The team of Ben Bates and Jim Dupree defended their title as champions of the annual Joe Cantey Golf Tourney held Saturday and Sunday at the Havana Golf and Country Club.
East Gadsden A.D. Lynch moving to Leon
Jeremy Lynch, the Athletic Director at East Gadsden, has resigned and accepted a job at the Tallahassee Leon High School athletic department.
The Fourth of July is considered the halfway point of the Major League Baseball season and like I’ve done for over 35 years I’ll use this opportunity to speculate on what could be in store for the rest of the summer. [Full Story »]
HIGDON GETS NOD:
Munroe rising freshman Andrew Higdon, who was a full time starter for the Munroe varsity baseball team this past season, is shown here throwing out the first pitch at the Florida State – Clemson baseball game on May 17. Higdon was selected through Tallahassee Memorial Hospital’s sponsorship. And for the record, his dad, Ralph, disclosed it was a strike.
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On Saturday, July 13th, the Havana Dixie Youth AAA All Stars will be in Freeport to play in the Florida Dixie Youth AAA State Tournament. They are representing District V as its district tournament runner-up.
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