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.
A couple of weekends ago I went to my family reunion. We are now meeting twice a year in the fall and the spring. There is a reason for that, by the way; we’re getting older and want to see each other more often than once a year.
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Mr. Luther B. Grice, 75 years of age, of Mt. Pleasant, FL, died on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 in Tallahassee, FL. The service is 2:00 p.m., EST, Saturday, April 16, 2016 at New Hope M.B. Church of Mt. Pleasant, FL with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery of Mt. Pleasant, FL. The family will receive friends from 2-7 p.m., on Friday, April 15, 2016 at Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, FL.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda P. Grice of Mt. Pleasant, FL; two sons, Vincent Grice of Tallahassee, FL and Eric Grice of Mt. Pleasant, FL; two daughters, Shirley G. Vaugn of Mt. Pleasant, FL and Teresa Grice of Hattiesburg, MS; one sister, Annie Mae Campbell of Plainfield, N.J.; and 9 grands and 9 great-grands.
Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, Florida is in charge of the arrangements.
Retired FSU head football coach Bobby Bowden was the opening speaker at the 5th Annual Rural County Summit held at the Florida Public Safety Institute.
Coach Bowden spoke to the crowd of about 300 law enforcement officers, first responders, ministers and dignitaries about his faith in God and about how important law enforcement is to this country.
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Governor Rick Scott signed a bill last week that authorizes the Department of State to reimburse families up to $7,500 in funeral expenses for remains recovered from the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna. [Full Story »]