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Young voters need to get angry

Perhaps there’s a sleeping giant out there — an angry sleeping giant.

With the train wreck that is the federal government in operation in recent years, evidenced most recently by  the ObamaCare debacle, there may be some hope to turn the ship of state around.

Younger voters. Read More »

Fall harkens back memories

Fall is in the air up here in Atlanta where I’ve spent the past week with Sara Beth. When I walk between the hospital and the apartment there is either a nip in the air or it is downright frigid.

She was discharged from the hospital portion of her stay and is now in the Pathways day program so we have been able to get out and about in our little corner of Atlanta.

That gives me a chance to appreciate the autumn Read More »

Tigers ‘roar’ at school board performance

Keller Intermediate School’s chorus group Tigers in Tune performed for Kate Perry’s single Roar from her fourth album Prism for the school board and family membes the evening of November 19. The students, fourth and fifth graders, were led by fourth grade teacher Emily Bajalia. Pictured above in front from left are Shailee Curbow, Haley Harris, Benjamin Smith, Gabrielle Coffin and Nikky Martin. Following the applause from the audience, the children were rewarded with drink bottles from Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson. See video and photo gallery of the performance below.

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Photo and video by Joel Addington

Ida Mae Drake

Funeral for Ida Mae Drake on Saturday
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Ida Mae Drake of Baldwin died on November 3, 2013. She is survived by a devoted family that includes daughters Dorothy Drake, Lula Mae Ayers and Ollie Mae Atkins; brother George Shade; sister Lyla Cromeadie; 21 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.
The viewing for Mrs. Drake will be on Friday, November 15 at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Baldwin from 4-6:30 pm. The funeral service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, November 16 at the church, and interment at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Macclenny.
Carthage Chapel Funeral Home of Jacksonville is in charge of arrangements.

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