Back in November I wrote a column following the Republican victory winning control of both houses of Congress. At the time I observed that this provided an opportunity for the GOP to prove that they were a party that could govern, not merely obstruct, if they would find areas of agreement.
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All who knew him were saddened at word that Ed Butler of Havana had passed away. Ed, through his job as the county’s grants director, helped the county’s needy in many ways: bringing water systems where pitcher pumps were the norm; bringing sewer systems where outhouses once stood; and helping people go from shanties to modern homes. “Most people don’t know what all he has done for this county through his efforts to help the poor,” said Interim County Manager Arthur Lawson. [Full Story »]
Quintarious Shorter back in court
Quintarious Shorter, who is in prison for life with no parole after a jury found him guilty of murdering Travis Green on April 25, 2001, was back in court last week for a motion to correct sentencing.
Pye’s request to dismiss perjury charges denied
Havana Police Sgt. Shaun Denard Pye’s request for the dismissal of his perjury trial was denied last week by Circuit Court Judge Barbara Hobbs.
Serving the community for 30 years
Havana’s Mayor Pro Tem Vernell Ross loves what he does.
Livestock show held Friday and Saturday
The 71st annual West Florida Steer and Market Swine Show and Sale was held last weekend in Quincy.
Micah Brown recall petition thrown out by chief judge
A recall petition of Quincy City Commissioner Micah Brown has been denied by Second Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Charles Frances.
Cats on a 7-game win streak
Munroe won both baseball games they played last week giving them seven victories in a row and an 8-3 season mark in the early going.
Kendal Weeks gets pitching win for Rattlers
Quincy's Kendal Weeks picked up a pitching win in FAMU's 5-1 baseball victory over Jacksonville last Tuesday in the Gateway City.
The Lady Cats defeated Tallavana Christian in Havana in five innings.
Providing the offensive power were Ramsey Higdon (3 for 3), Jada Watkins (2 for 3), and Hanna Wilde and Jeri Sloan (2 for 3). Mary Pat Thomas and Mary Grace Beal each had a double and Maddey Pappadakis scored three runs.
Winning pitcher was Hannah Wilde. She struck out seven, walked three and gave up only one hit. [Full Story »]
The West Florida Livestock Association, Inc., reminds everyone that the 71st Annual Steer & Market Swine Show will be held this Friday and Saturday, March 6th and 7th at the William M. Inman Agricultural Center, 2140 W. Jefferson St., in Quincy.
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Tallahassee Community College (TCC) and the Florida Public Safety Institute (FPSI) hosted a celebration last Thursday, February 26th for Black History Month. A packed room of law enforcement officers from agencies throughout Gadsden County and others joined together to hear Judge Angela Cox of Duval County speak about the reasons for the eighth anniversary of the event.
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