Despite careful planning and time management, my week went haywire. I had plenty of ideas for columns in my head, but I just didn’t seem to have the right words to get onto paper before deadline. So, thanks to our American Legion monthly magazine, here are some quips that we’ve enjoyed to share:
Why is it that man blames fate for other accidents but feels personally responsible for a hole-in-one? [Full Story »]
Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, young men enjoyed the fun of playing sports to represent their school. They went to college, but engaged in sport on Saturdays. They were scholars first and athletes very secondarily.
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10 YEARS AGO
Dean of Florida Sheriff’s, W.A. Woodham, announced that he would not seek another term as Gadsden County Sheriff. Woodham, an FSU graduate originally from Dothan, AL, was appointed sheriff by the governor in 1971 and, as of April 15, would serve 33 years as Gadsden’s sheriff, making him “Dean of Florida Sheriff’s,” or, in other words, the longest-serving sheriff in the state. [Full Story »]
Lora Theresa Rowe, 33, of Tallahassee, FL, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014 at home. The family met at Faith Funeral Home in Havana (850.539.4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com) Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 5pm and received friends and family from 6-8pm.
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McLean out as city manager
After a nearly three-hour meeting on Tuesday, March 25th, commissioners directed their attention at City Manager Jack McLean, whose employment status has been on shaky ground as one or two members of the body attempted to terminate him in recent weeks.
‘Miss Julia’ honored at Wesleyan art show
Miss Julia Munroe Woodward was honored in high fashion Friday night at the opening of Masterworks on the Move: American Paintings from Wesleyan College.
Gadsden Co. 61st in state health ranking
The 2014 health rankings for counties in the state of Florida were released last week
Options listed in lieu of Social Security office
Meeting held to discuss alternative ways to keep social security services available to citizens in Gadsden County.
‘Cats baseball now 14-2
The Munroe baseball team won a pair of games last week and found themselves with a 14-2 record
Jags field girls’ flag football team
For the first time in the history of local high school sports the East Gadsden Jaguars played a sanctioned girls’ flag football game at home.
Freida Mae Darsey Wheeler, 93, of Tampa, FL, died Friday, March 28, 2014 at Lee County Health Care.
Her funeral service was held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, March 31, 2014 at Concord Cemetery, Concord, FL. The Rev. William Collins officiated.
Mrs. Wheeler was born in Amsterdam GA which is in Decatur County. Her parents were the late Charlie H. and Mettie Mae Connell Darsey. She received her undergraduate degree from the Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, GA and received her master’s degree from Boston College. She was employed for 40 years in the Hillsborough County, FL Public School System, retiring in 1985. She taught home economics and then was a guidance counselor. Mrs. Wheeler was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tampa.
She was preceded in death by a brother: Joe Darsey, and a sister: Annette Darsey Knowles.
Mrs. Wheeler is survived by a brother: Herschel Darsey and his wife Martha, Albany; a brother-in-law: Larry Knowles and his wife Linda, DeLand, FL; a sister-in-law: Parkerlyn Darsey, Tallapoosa, GA;nieces and nephews: Maelu Culpepper and her husband Lew, Albany, Chuck Darsey and his wife Cris, Albany, Boyd Darsey and his partner Paul, West Palm Beach, FL, Joel Darsey, Newnan, GA, Jonathan Darsey and his wife Donna, Atlanta, Sam Knowles, DeLand, FL, Mark Knowles serving as a missionary in Moldova.
You may sign the online guestbook and share your memories with the family of Freida Mae Darsey Wheeler by visiting Kimbrell-Stern’s website at www.kimbrellstern.com.
Faith Funeral Home, Havana, FL was in charge of local arrangements.
The Munroe baseball team took their undefeated record to the prestigious P-Town Baseball Tournament in Jacksonville last week. They ran into some tough pitching and lost shutout games to Palatka 7-0 Wednesday, and Jacksonville Good Pasture Christian 3-0 Thursday. [Full Story »]