Quincy approves new TCC campus
At the Quincy City Commission meeting on January 28, commissioners approved the site of a new Tallahassee Community College campus.
Gadsden school district holds safety summit
The Gadsden County School District held the first-ever round table discussion with all local law enforcement agencies.
Havana looks at Country Club sewer system
The Town of Havana has started the process to provide a sewer system for the Country Club Estates area.
to renegotiate city
Gadsden County’s Big Chill!
Truck drivers look for a place to park at the overcrowded Flying J Truck Stop in Midway on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 29th, after the Florida Highway Patrol closed Interstate 10 due to icy road conditions.
Breaking news Three EGHS Players sign Wednesday
Derrick Kelly, Offensive Lineman signed with Florida State University, JaJuan Perkins, Defensive Back signed with Charleston Southern University and Geomarey Smith, signed with Valdosta State. (more in Next week's Herald)
West Gadsden evens the score!
Saturday night East met West at the James A. Shanks Gym for an intra-county rivalry match-up. The Panthers from West Gadsden High and the Jaguars from East Gadsden High faced off on a neutral site.
Lady Jaguars are only survivors
The East Gadsden girls’ basketball team moved past Florida High 48-40 in the opening round of the District 2-4A tournament.
Birda Washington Burl, 97 or Havana, Florida passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. She was a member of New Jerusalem M B Church of Havana where her service will be held 1 PM Saturday. She will be interred in the Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Bradwell Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. Viewing and Wake Services will be Friday, February 7, 2014 from 6 PM to 8 PM.
Those left to continue the legacy and cherish her memories include: one son Dr. Alred Smith (Elaine) of Pike Road, Alabama, two daughters Connie Jones (Edward) Havana, Florida, and Veronica Solomon of Cleveland Ohio. Four grandchildren: Dr. Redie Smith Charlotte North Carolina, Paula Collins Lay, Tallahassee, Florida, Johnathan Smith Los Angeles California and Nicholas Solomon Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Three great grandchildren Chase, Stephen and Lailah who she loved dearly. Her goddaughter Kathy Thomas (Newark New Jersey). She had a host of highly loved and who were close to her heart nieces and nephews from Miami, New York City, Maryland, Orlando, Iowa, Atlanta, New Jersey, Houston, Tampa, Quincy, Cairo, Detroit, Dallas, Tennessee, and Milwaukee. She had a great love for her relatives and friends.
Legislative delegation hears local priority lists
A number of county and city issues were presented to state Representative Alan Williams and Senator Bill Montford at last week’s Legislative Delegate meeting.
Brookins gets death penalty
There was a tenseness in the air Thursday morning as Circuit Court Judge Jon Sjorstrom sentenced Elijah Brookins, 34, to the death penalty.
Quincy police make burglary arrests
The Quincy Police Department investigated a noticeable larger number of burglaries during the months of November and December of last year.
GCSO arrests man after traffic stop
Terrell Jerome Bradwell, 32, is behind bars after running from officers during a traffic stop.
Sheriff drawn into jail locks extension request
A change-order dealing with replacing locks at the county jail drew a lot of attention at last week’s commission meeting.
Girls’ teams finish regular season
The East Gadsden Jaguars whipped up on Lincoln and then Port St. Joe in their final regular season contests last week to run their record to an impressive 17-6.
Lewis’ buzzer-beater gets ‘Cats past Brentwood
Jayln Lewis popped in a long three-pointer at the two-second mark to give the Munroe boys’ basketball team a 55-52 win over Brookwood in a home victory.
East and West square off again!
If you like high school basketball rivalries then you need to come to James A. Shanks Gym Saturday night,
On January 22, 2014, Kathleen Blackman, 89, rejoined her husband who preceded her in death, the late Rev. Woodrow Blackman, who she married on Nov. 31, 1948.
A resident of Wewahitchka Florida for almost 60 years, she is survived by her two sons, Billy Blackman of Havana FL (his wife Susan and children: Justin Blackman of Bakersfiled CA and Jillian Crymes and her husband Justin of Live Oak FL) and Stevie (Tammy Nelson) Blackmon of Wewahitchka FL (children: Stephanie Bailey and husband Chip and their daughter Aubry of Wewahitchka, Brad Blackmon and his wife Gabbie and their daughter, Whitley of Wewahitchka, and Beth Blackmon of Port St. Joe); two brothers (Rev. Tommy Martin of Dothan AL and Ed Martin of Panama City FL); a host of nieces, nephews and too many friends to count.
Services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 11AM CST in Wewahitchka at Glad Tidings Assembly Of God. Family will receive friends and family 30 mins. prior to the service. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at Roberts Cemetery in Honeyville.
The family requests that no flowers be sent, but instead the money be donated to the Glad Tidings Building Fund, Box 128, Wewahitchka FL. 32465.
Charles Ray Betts (Charlie) was born in Quincy, Florida on September 10, 1926 to Thomas Marion and Lula White Betts. After various moves he returned to Quincy where he raised his family. He left his earthly home to be with his Lord on January 24, 2014, at the age of 87 following a brief illness at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
He was preceded in death by; his parents, his sisters, Behre Tosto and Montez Lester; and his brother, Carlton Betts.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Geraldine Monk Betts; his daughters, Jennie Lu Honea (Doyle), Charlene Saunders (Tony) and Beth Perkins (Michael); his siblings, Hazel Bowen and Tommy Betts.
He was blessed with 9 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He loved being surrounded by his family and friends, and like any good Baptist made sure there was plenty of good food for everyone to enjoy.
Visitation for friends and family will be held Monday, January 27, 2014, from 2:30 PM until service time, in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church, Quincy, Florida.
The service will be at 3:30 PM in the church sanctuary. A graveside service with Military Honors will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery immediately following the service.
Memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 70, Quincy, FL, 32353.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy, FL., (850) 627-7677 is in charge of arrangements.