After years of legal battles between Florida, Georgia and Alabama over the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, Flint (ACF) river basins, American Rivers, which works to protect wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature, has named the Apalachicola River the number one most endangered river system in the United States.
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Mrs. Josephine Underwood Hinson, 98, of Lakeland, FL, died on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Josephine Underwood-Hinson was the daughter of a Methodist Minister. She was born September 6, 1917 in the state of Georgia to Hardy M. and Addie Underwood. At the age of 14 she met and married Bertrey Hinson and to this union, she gave birth to 14 children and raised 2 of her grandchildren. During her tenure as a foster parent, she adopted 2 children. She was blessed with long life, good health with joy, peace and laughter in which she shared with everyone who knew her.
She leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Meldon of Plant City, FL, Robert Lee of Tampa, FL, Johnny of Tallahassee, FL, William (Jeanette) of Havana, FL, Abraham (Evonne) of Seattle, WA, James (Barbara), Willie (Denise), Theodore, Fernando, Melvin and Marius all of Lakeland, FL; daughters, Geneva of Jacksonville, FL, Annette (James) of Plant City, FL, Irene of Tampa, FL, Josie of Richmond, VA, Zannette and Sheddricka of Lakeland, FL; brothers, Theodre (Eloise) of Tampa, FL; sisters, Marine of Burlington, NJ, Flora Mae of Melbourne, FL; and a host of loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins and friends near and far. Crawford and Moultry Funeral Home of Chattahoochee, FL was in charge of the graveside service.
Jimmy Wayne Browning, 68, of Havana, FL, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 at his home.
The graveside service (with Military Honors) will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Woodland Cemetery in Havana.
Jimmy is survived by his wife, Dawn Browning; daughter, Robin Browning Hunter; Ashlee Browning Halcomb (Luke); his brother, John Browning (Julie); Troy McKeithen; his sisters, Brenda Goodell (Phillip), Jobeth Wilmer; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Browning and Violet Browning McKeithen
Faith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (850.539.4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com).
The Gadsden County commission spent well over an hour last week in a special workshop to determine the future of signage along county byways.
Back in 2003 the county, with the help of a citizens group formed at the time, created an extensive sign ordinance.
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Willie G. Westberry, III, 29, was found guilty of first degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm to cause great bodily harm on Friday, January 26, 2016 after a four-day trial in Quincy.
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The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office released the following press release Tuesday night, April 12:
On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office responded to a home invasion robbery that occurred on West 8th Street in Greensboro, FL. Upon arrival, a deputy made contact with the victim, an elderly female who advised that two black males forced themselves into her home and she was held at gunpoint by one suspect while a second suspect burglarized her home. After acquiring jewelry and other items the two suspects left in a light-colored sedan.
Shortly after responding to the home invasion robbery on W. 8th St Greensboro, the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office responded to a robbery that occurred at the I-10 rest area in Chattahoochee. The victim was approached by two black males who were in a light-colored sedan. One suspect proceeded to brandish a firearm and demand money and a cellular phone from the victim. The victim's dog attempted to protect his owner during the robbery and was shot by the armed suspect. The dog was transported to a local animal hospital and treated for its injuries.
The Gadsden County Sheriff's Office is seeking information from the community that will lead to the identification of the suspects involved in these robberies. Please contact the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 627-9233 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, call the Big Bend Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS (8477).
Frances Philips Munroe de Buhr of Tucson, passed in the early morning hours of March 31, 2016. Born on March 3, 1925 in Quincy, FL to Linton Stubbs and Frances Philips Munroe, she had just celebrated her 91st birthday. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Abbie Edden de Buhr Williams. She is survived by her children, Alfred Philips (Mary) de Buhr of Downers Grove, IL, Frances Evelyn (Frank Rothschild) de Buhr of Kilauea, HI, Alice Munroe (Gloria Schmetzer) de Buhr of Tucson, her grandchildren, Kimberlyn Vail de Buhr of Chicago, IL, Branden Philips (Tracy) de Buhr of Lisle, IL, Beau Budd (Tara Martin) Williams of Kekaha, and her great grandchildren, Ellie, Meg and Blake de Buhr of Lisle, IL.
Frances lived a full and extraordinary life, touching all she met with her gentle teaching. She was an active member of St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church for as long as she was able. She played a great game of bridge until her eyesight failed. Frances’ last view was of her beloved green back yard with hummingbirds buzzing her feeders; her “window on the world.”
We miss her dearly and would like to thank Dr. Martha R. Miller for her consistent love and compassionate care and are grateful for the gentle care given by Isabel Somoza, Pam Bessinger and Diana Anselmo, as well as Terry and Angela and the entire Hospice Family Care team.
At her request, there will be no service and her body was donated to science at S.W.I.B.A.