“The Grand Ole Lady”
Gadsden County’s courthouse marked its 100th birthday Friday with an afternoon celebration on the courthouse lawn.
Murder Trial Under Way This Week
The first degree murder trial for Elijah Brookins, 34, started Tuesday morning after a jury was selected.
The good and the not so good
Gadsden County Clerk of Courts Nicholas Thomas gave the commission the “good and the not so good” news of the county’s financial status.
Midway gets veterans request
James Brennan, commander of American Legion Post 84, requested Midway’s assistance
Holiday Snow Festival and Lawn Mower
Parade this Saturday in Downtown Havana!
SPORTS East Gadsden takes a weekend pair
The East Gadsden Jaguars boys’ basketball team won their first two games of the season, disposing of Jefferson County 68-29 Friday and Hamilton County 68-51 Saturday with both wins coming on the road.
East Gadsden Jaguars off to a 5-1 start
The East Gadsden girls’ basketball team is off to their best start in recent years.
Christmas Card Lane is Dec. 6th
You don’t want to miss Havana’s inaugural Christmas Card Lane on Friday, December 6 when beautiful plywood-size Christmas cards will line the streets.
Concord fire may be arson
A mobile home fire east of Concord Sunday night on River Road has landed one man in jail.
Local fighers win Jiu-Jitsu titles
A member of the Quincy Fighting Tigers Boxing and Martial Arts Gym has won first place in the 125-pound class in Jujitsu.
Havana is golf cart friendly!
Ordinance #358 allows the use of golf carts on city-owned streets within city limits.
Supervisors recognized for large inmate bust
Public works director Willie Earl Banks brought two employees forward for recognition at last week’s second November City of Quincy meeting.
That first Christmas in Barrow
A Christmas tree would work, because that is where the story leads to ... the first Christmas in Barrow with Pete ..
Sutton leads Tallavana past Liberty Co.
Ezekiel Sutton put on quite a show in the Liberty County High School gym Monday afternoon.
‘Noles finish regular season No. 1
Florida State found themselves with the nation’s top-ranked college football team after Saturday’s play due to their win at Florida and Alabama’s stunning loss to Auburn.
As the weather starts to get cool, as it did this past week, I am reminded of what the onset of cold weather meant when I was growing up.
I told someone recently that I had a craving for fried mullet.
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Attempted murder arrest in Jamieson community
Keith Allen Black, 32, is in jail and charged with attempted murder.
Gretna swears in new police chief
Carlos De La Cruz is officially the City of Gretna’s new police chief.
New sergeants at the sheriff’s office
The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office has four new sergeants.
Two injured in bus accident
A 5-year-old child and a 60-year-old adult suffered minor injuries Tuesday around 4:25 p.m. when a Gadsden County school bus failed to stop at a dead-end on Gibson Road, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.
Health department Diabetes Expo raises awareness
The Gadsden County Health Department held its first Diabetes Expo last Thursday.
Jaguars beat Ft. White, advance in playoffs; Panthers lose bowl game
Quincy Pee-Wee team are champs
The Quincy Show-Off All-Stars competed for the FL Big Bend Youth Football League’s Championship on Saturday in Blountstown.
Michael Steven Sammons, 1979-2013, passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 17, 2013 in Lehigh Acres, FL. He was in the tomato industry for 30 years and he owned Covenant Tomato Sales for the last 19 years.
He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Jennifer; his son, Luke; his mother, Jean Dowling of Quincy, FL; his brother, David Sammons (Becky) of Tallahassee, FL; his in-laws, Harold and Harriet Neal of San Antonio, FL; his brother-in-law, Roger Neal (Bethany) of Brooksville, FL; and nephew, Taylor Sammons; and nieces, Katie Sammons, Emily and Katie Lynn Neal. He is survived by; three great uncles, one great aunt, three uncles, and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Royce Sammons of Quincy, FL.
Services will be Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Quincy with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m., prior to the service, in the sanctuary.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. (850-627-7677)
Keith Byrd Drake, 69, of Quincy, Florida passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, in Tallahassee, Florida. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 22, 2013, from 4pm to 6pm at the Gadsden Historical Society, 304 W. King Street, Quincy, Florida. The memorial service will be held Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 11:00 am at Bible Believers Fellowship, Tallahassee, Florida.
Mr. Drake was born on June 30, 1944 in Miami, Florida; the son of the late Byron Keith Drake and Beulah Remley Drake of Hazelhurst, Georgia. He retired from the State of Florida Public Defenders office after serving as an investigator for 33 years. He loved his family. He loved his dogs and cats. He enjoyed watching college football and baseball. He always had a new joke and a smile.
He is survived by; his wife, Martha Ekermeyer-Drake of Quincy, Florida; his three children, Kevin Drake (wife Jennifer), Allison Drake-Baker (husband Chris), and Rick Drake all of Tallahassee, Florida; one grandson, Ricky Drake; one sister, Adrienne Taylor (husband Mike) of Simpsonville, South Carolina; one beloved best friend black lab, Jackson.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Autism Speaks at www.autismspeaks.org or mail donations to Autism Speaks, 1600 State Rd., 2nd Fl., Princeton, NJ 08540.
Beggs Funeral Home, Apalachee Parkway Chapel, (850-942-2929, email@example.com), Tallahassee, FL is in charge of arrangements.