It seems like the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ have been upon us forever this year … didn’t it start getting outrageously hot in June? And here we are, finally, in the more traditional dog days of August, and … our air conditioner went kaput. How totally uncool.
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“I want my country back.” It’s a favorite line for those of a right-wing persuasion. It’s catchy, sums up the frustrations of some, but it’s unattainable for a number of excellent reasons.
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Commissioner Eric F. Hinson recently became the fifth Gadsden County Commissioner to graduate from the Certified County Commissioner (CCC) program, which is offered by the Florida Association of Counties (FAC).
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WTXL-TV brought their summer road trip to Havana on Friday, starting the day before dawn at Tomato Café and Tea Room. Owner Cheryl Moore happily opened up early to cook breakfast and show off her wares, including her specialty, tomato pie. TV news anchor Kellie Bartoli was visibly amazed upon hearing what all went into the pie, including 22 tomatoes diced for each two pies baked. A goodly number of Havana police, local employees and others helped showcase the historic shopping village eatery. [Full Story »]
Teachers prepare for Common Core
Gadsden County school teachers gathered last week at West Gadsden High School for a seminar on the new Florida Standard Testing that will start in the upcoming school year.
Gretna celebrates Canty Lane improvements
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on the newly paved Canty Lane in Gretna last week.
Stolen car recovered in Havana
Last week the Havana Police Department (HPD) was able to seize a vehicle stolen from Cocoa Beach.
Havana council meets officers, proud of police
Havana Police Chief Tracy Smith introduced the town’s newest part-time officers, Roderia Little and Holton Adams, at last week’s Havana Town Council meeting. Adams is also cross-qualified as a dispatcher.
High school practice begins
Gadsden County’s high school football teams opened fall practice Monday, the opening day for Florida football practice.
Expect hunting changes in Zones A and D
If you hunt in Zone D (BIG BEND), there are several major changes this year to fall hunting regulations that you need to know about.
Reuben Byron Clark, 94, died August 2, 2014 in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida following a short illness of pneumonia.
The service is to be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at Christian Heritage Church, 2810 Sharer Rd., Tallahassee. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. A private interment will be held after the service at Flat Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, near Greensboro.
A former resident of Hardaway, he was preceded in death by his wife, Emily Sunday Clark, his parents, Reuben Sevier Clark and Ellen Poythress Clark, infant sister, Mary Lucile Clark and son-in-law, Edward "Eddie" Craig.
Mr. Clark was born January 31, 1920 in Hardaway, Gadsden Co., FL and graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1941. During those years, he became active in the Future Farmers of American (FFA) and in 1941 he had the honor of becoming the first young man in Gadsden County to receive the American Farmer Degree.
During WW II, Byron served with the US Army Air Corp., 451st Bombardment Group, in Foggia, Italy. After a farming career, Mr. Clark began employment at Talquin Electric Cooperative, Inc. in Quincy in January 1953 and retired as Purchasing Agent 32 years later. Prior to their move to Tallahassee in 1973, Byron and Emily enjoyed family farm living in Hardaway.
He was a member of Christian Heritage Church where he served as a deacon for many years.
Since 2003 Byron was a resident at Broadview Assisted Living Center where he thoroughly enjoyed retirement living and spending time reminiscing about the earlier days of his life. Byron wrote many stories of his remembrance of life growing up in rural Gadsden County during the Depression years.
He was a charter member of the West Gadsden Historical Society.
He is survived by three daughters: Nancy Emily and Bob Flournoy of Quincy, Linda Ellen and James A. Smith of Dogtown, and Judith Anne Craig of Macon, GA; three grandchildren, Kevin Byron Craig and wife Amie of Macon; Edward Thomas Craig and fiancée Tara Johns of Perry, GA; and Emily Arlene Craig of Madison, AL; two great grandchildren, Molly Grace and Carson Craig of Macon; and sister-in-law Catherine Sunday Hunt of Pensacola, FL.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Gadsden Historical Society, P. O. Drawer D, Greensboro, FL 32330.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, 15 South Jackson St., Quincy, FL, (850)627-7677, was in charge of arrangements.