Doesn’t it seem rather ironic that our Florida legislature is trying to do exactly what it complains the federal government is always doing, imposing mandates that pre-empt state laws? Only our legislature is doing it to Florida counties and cities. [Full Story »]
In these trying times, here are some thoughts found on the Internet that make me thankful for the things I have. Their source is unknown, and their accuracy is questionable, but their message is loud and clear.
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10 YEARS AGO
County leadership was staying in the same hands for another year. County Commission Chairman Ed Dixon and Vice Chairman Brenda Holt were re-elected to their posts by fellow commissioners. [Full Story »]
Being a granddad for 10 years, I thought these answers by 8-year-olds about grandparents were pretty cool, so I’m passing them along. Having four grandkids, I never know what to expect when I’m around them. I particularly like the last answer below. [Full Story »]
10 YEARS AGO
The Gadsden County School board denied applications for two charter schools in Midway. The board accepted the superintendent’s recommendation for denial based on findings from the district’s Charter School Committee which included insufficient details in the applications, plus not showing how plans would be used to ‘significantly impact’ curricula and other areas of operations. [Full Story »]
My baby sister turns 56 this week. I was nine when she was born so that tells you how old I am. I can still remember it: My dad came home from the hospital and said “we have another cheerleader in the family.” I already had two older sisters and one younger brother.
With that in mind I found some age jokes on the Internet I’d like to dedicate to my sister, and the rest of my siblings who are getting to ripe old ages. After all, age is just a number. [Full Story »]
It seems the older my friends and I get, and I’m getting on up there now, the more our discussions center around health problems. As a young person I remember thinking that the only things old people talked about were their aches and pains and how many times they had been to the doctor. It seemed at times they were all trying to one-up each other with their own special medical problems, like the worse they were, the more they talked about them. [Full Story »]
10 YEARS AGO
The Havana Town Council agreed to hire Howard McKinnon to replace longtime Finance Director Karen Myrick who was retiring in October. McKinnon was beginning immediately. “The applicant for this job was a pretty darn good applicant,” said Town Manager Susan Freiden. She explained that McKinnon, a Certified Public Accountant, had worked 14 years for government and 16 in private practice. “He is certainly qualified for this position.” [Full Story »]
Okay, guys. Here’s one for us. This was sent by a reader who wears the pants around his house. Or, at least, he makes it sound that way when he’s in his “man cave” and the wife isn’t around. I’ve run this column before and feel it’s time to run again. Makes us men feel good about ourselves. [Full Story »]