10 YEARS AGO
The Supervisor’s of Elections Office issued its most current candidates’ list and six residents were listed as District 2 county commission candidates. They included Shelanda Shaw, Douglas Croley, James F. Kellum, Don H. White, Tony Edgar Colvin and Reginald A. Cunningham. In the District 4 race, incumbent Brenda A. Holt was challenged by Jeanne Dora Gunn.
County commission chairman Ed Dixon read the board’s resolution honoring Dr. Jessie Furlow for her decades of dedicated, loyal and outstanding medical service to Gadsden County. Furlow was honored with June 20th being proclaimed Dr. Jessie Furlow Day. Furlow had practiced medicine in the county for 30 years and treated thousands of patients. [Full Story »]
Nobody likes to be called a liar or unprofessional or incompetent, but if you write on politics and do your job, you’d better get used to it. Donald Trump’s latest performance involving the stories on Trump University and the donations to veterans that took four months to materialize, are a case in point.
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10 YEARS AGO
District 2 county commissioner Sterling Watson unexpectedly announced that he would not seek re-election. “After having given this serious thought, I have finally come to this decision,” he wrote in a statement. Watson had been Dist. 2 commission for 12 years. Before that he was a Quincy city commissioner. “ It has been a great experience to serve the people of District 2 and Gadsden County,” he wrote. [Full Story »]
(Editor’s note: With Memorial Day passed, Flag Day around the corner, and American soldiers in harm’s way every day in the Middle East and elsewhere, here are some interesting facts about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. These facts also describe the importance placed on guarding the Tomb and the commitment these guards must make to preserve this sacred and revered place.) [Full Story »]