Pictured is Ty Carter, Congressional Medal Of Honor recipient, who was in Gadsden County last week speaking at the Rural Emergency Summit, with Lane Stephens and a ten-foot ‘gator the pair bagged.
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Medal of Honor recipient gets taste of ‘gator hunting
Ty Carter, Congressional Medal Of Honor recipient, who was in Gadsden County last week speaking at the Rural Emergency Summit, with Lane Stephens bagged a ten-foot ‘gator.
HMS makes history with ‘A’ grade
For the first time since the inception of school grades, Havana Middle School (HMS) under the leadership of principal Delshauna Jackson has become an ‘A’ school.
After 62 years, soldier returns to S. Ga. home
It took 62 years, but a missing soldier was finally brought home to Pine Park, Georgia (near Cairo) last Thursday.
McKinnon elected chair for 4th term
FMPA members re-elected Havana Town Manager Howard McKinnon as chairman of the All-Requirements Project Executive Committee for 2014-2015.
Bears end season with Post 13 split
For the second time in an eight-day span the Big Bend Bears and Tallahassee Post 13 split a pair of one-run games.
Being a good youth volunteer coach
If you are thinking of volunteering to coach recreation youth football in the upcoming season in our area the following are some facts you need to know.
Caleb Jerry ”C.J.” Whitfield, 74 of Havana, FL. passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at his residence in Havana.
The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 21, 2014 at Havana First Baptist Church with Dr. Eric Erskine officiating the service. The graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Tallahassee Memory Garden.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Faith Funeral Home (850-539-4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com)
C.J. was born December 12, 1939 in Meggs, GA. The son of the late Gus Whitfield, and the late Corene Chesser. He was a US Army veteran. A member of Havana First Baptist Church, He retired from the City of Tallahassee after 24 years of service.
Survivors include his wife and best friend of 55 years, Edith K. Whitfield; Son Tim Whitfield (and wife Cindy); Kim Conner (and husband Mike); Casey Whitfield (and wife Theresa) and Sherri Hicks. Eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; sister Inogene Martin; sister LuRue Cannon; and his brother Leonard Whitfield.
The Gadsden County Community Safety Team met last week and voted to submit a request to the Florida Department of Transportation to widen County Road (CR) 65 North (Attapulgus Highway) from Quincy to the Georgia State Line.
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Ann Marie Miller, 63, a retired paralegal, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014 in Tallahassee.
A daughter of the late Charles Kowalski and the late Mary Joan Miller Tilcock, she was born June 29, 1951 in California. She was a Catholic, and enjoyed gardening, antiques, estate sales and her eight dogs.
She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Larry Miller; children, Brian P. Groves, Larry K. Miller and Sonia Faist; grandchildren, Brian E. Groves, Patrick E. Groves, Danielle Groves, Anne Groves and Sean Miller; brother, Frank Tilcock and wife, Rachael; sisters, Judy Stallings and Janet Sanduski; nephews, Tom Kowalski and Chris Kowalski; and her mother-in-law, Edna Heathcoe.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly Groves, a brother, Charles Thomas Kowalski, and stepfather, Frank H. Tilcock Sr.
A service in her memory will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Abbey Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leon County Animal Shelter.
The online guestbook may be signed at www.abbeyfh.com.
Dirt road ordinance passes
Again for almost an hour the county commissioners discussed the ordinance adopting the procedure for acceptin
Mobile homes now qualify for emergency repair funds
Mobile homes will now qualify to be repaired under the county’s emergency repair program.
Attempted burglary thwarted by homeowner
An attempted burglary allegedly by Major Tyrone Lawson, 23, on South Bellamy Drive in Quincy, ended with an arrest.
Eugene Lamb appointed to FHSAA board of directors
Eugene Lamb of Midway was recently appointed to the Florida High School Athletic Association Board of Directors as the Representative-at-Large for the northern section of the state.
Bates tees off Thursday.
Havana native Ben Bates will be competing in this week’s U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Big Bend Bears up record to 15-6
The Big Bend Bears’ summer baseball team had a double-header sweep of the Tallahassee Baseball Club in Chattahoochee last Wednesday night, defeating the visitors 2-0 and 5-2.
Don’t chance boating safety
It's been a hot summer already and it's going to get hotter, that's for sure.