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Dwight Davis, 59, of Sanderson dies

Dwight Wray “Mouse” Davis, 59, of Sanderson died on Sunday, March 3, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was born to the late Les and Bonnie Alford Davis on July 1, 1953. Mr. Davis was an avid hunter who enjoyed watching Florida Gator football and NASCAR racing and spending time with family and friends.

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John Lauramore, a retired plumber

John Lauramore, 59, of Sanderson, died on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Mr. Lauramore, a retired plumber, enjoyed fishing and watching football. He was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan.

He also loved spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by son John Kevin (Jessica) Lauramore of Jacksonville; daughter Amanda (Richard) Rhoden of Macclenny; step-daughter Brandi (John) Binion of Sanderson; brothers Pete (Audrey) Lauramore of Macclenny and Frankie (Lynn) Burnham of Tifton, GA; sisters Patty (Donald) Brantley of Taylor, Rita (Eugene) Hodges of Sanderson and Sonya (Melvin) Burkes of Jacksonville; six grandchildren.

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Violet Rhoden, 93, of Macclenny

Violet Rhoden, 93, of Macclenny died on March 2, 2013 following a brief illness. She was born and raised in Cuyler before moving to Macclenny after marrying her husband of 72 years, the late Paul Rhoden. They owned and operated Paul’s Rexall Drug Store in downtown Macclenny for 33 years. Violet enjoyed spending time with her family and sharing the gospel with family and friends. She dedicated her life to serving the Lord and to the Macclenny Church of God.

Other than her husband, Mrs. Rhoden was preceded in death by son Edward Wray Rhoden. She is survived by daughter Paula Rhoden; son Phil Rhoden (Debbie); granddaughter Jana Sowell (Kevin); great-grandchildren Kallie, Kaleb and Taylor Sowell, all of Macclenny; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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Sequestration: fear mongering and bad theatre

It’s all political theater — and bad theater at that.

The idea that Washington, both the legislative and executive branches, expect the taxpaying public to take them seriously when they drone on about the necessity of “cutting spending” is absurd on its face.

These are the people who, over the past 100 years (next month) since Woodrow Wilson was elected president, have brought us to where our federal agencies spend at least a trillion dollars more every year than the government takes in.

And now they’re out there this week braying about how $85 billion in spending cuts next fiscal year will be the death of us all. That’s $85 billion in a $3.8 trillion budget, $1 trillion of which we’ll have to borrow from the Chinese or other sources purchasing our treasury bills backed by money that the federal government is printing and pumping into the market.

Get that?

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