Archive for October 2011
Simon and Ernestine were married August 14, 1945 while Simon was on leave from basic training, six weeks before Simon was sent to Kobe, Japan as part of the United States Army of Occupation. He returned from Japan and entered Florida Barber College where he received his license to barber. He worked his way through college as a barber graduating from Florida Southern College in Lakeland with a B.S. in Education in 1950. This was followed with his Masters in Education from the University of Florida in 1954.
Simon was an educator. After four years as a classroom teacher in Greenville and Lee, Simon was appointed principal of Madison Elementary in 1954. During his time in Madison, Simon became active in the Department of Elementary School Principals of the Florida Education Association where he served as Director, Legislative Chairman and Membership Chairman. He was selected as chairman of this group in 1964 and was asked to accept a position with the State Department of Education. Simon assumed duties as Consultant in School Accreditation in the Division of Teacher Education, Certification and Accreditation. During this time he also served as a member of the Professional Practices Commission.
Simon retired in January 1984 and returned to his remodeled home in Lee where he was born. He was an active member of Lee First Baptist Church where he was ordained in 1949.
Simon was preceded in his death by his parents, Simon Abe Kinsey, Sr. and Ollie Kent Kinsey, his wife of 65 years Ernestine Ezell Kinsey and his life-long friend Walter Graham Sr. He is survived by his son Bobby (Debbie) Kinsey and daughter Candy (Tony) Sisto of Lee, Abe (Ann) Kinsey of Oyster Bay and William (Wanda) Kinsey of Crawfordville, 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, and a large extended family including Walter Graham Jr.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday, October 18th at Lee First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 19th. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Lee First Baptist Church building fund.
Kevin Jackson recently published his novel entitled Storytale. Even though Jackson remains busy working full time and raising his young family with his wife, he couldn’t let go of a dream driving him since his high school days: He has to write.
He wrote his first sonnet when he was 16. Two years later, he completed his first novel. By 22, he had a second novel under his belt. He’s recently passed the number of sonnets Shakespeare penned. Now, only a few years removed from college, he has completed and published his third novel, Storytale.
Storytale is not your typical novel. In fact, after searching widely, Jackson has not found any novel written the way he crafted Storytale.
The two main characters of Storytale speak in iambic pentameter—the meter used in lines of sonnets with alternating unstressed, stressed syllables—for the majority of the book. When the words of Jackson’s female character, Queen Bidellia, are pulled from the text, you’ll find a consistent rhyme scheme. Jackson uses the rhyme scheme popularized by Shakespeare for most of Storytale. However, you will find a different pattern at various points of this novel to reveal a different mood in his characters. This other rhyme scheme is one Jackson developed ten years ago and uses in his vast collection of sonnets.
Although Storytale is a fantasy novel originally intended for middle graders to young adults, Jackson feels this book should appeal to anybody if not for the sole purpose of curiosity. How did he incorporate poetry like that without skewing the flow of his story?
You can find out how Kevin Jackson accomplished this. Storytale is available as an ebook through Smashwords.com after October 11.
Come Join Us At
Lee First Baptist Church
Sunday, October 23, 2011
“Biblical Creation or Evolution?”
What are the prophetic implications?
Does science support Biblical creation?
Can the Bible be reconciled with evolution?
How old is the earth, the solar system, the world?
What do the fossils tell us?
Did Noah take dinosaurs on the ark?
What about carbon dating?
How important is the origins issue?
Discover the answers to these and many other questions regarding science and the Bible. Rev. Robert Swinson is the Director of Creation Science Ministry and conducts seminars at churches, Bible colleges, Christian schools, youth camps, etc. Come and learn the truth about this very important subject.
Please note that a special love offering will be taken.
9:45 am: The Five Areas of Evidence: A focus on science and how the evidences both expose evolution and support the Biblical account of creation.
11:00 am: The Age of the World: In many ways the most critical issue and the biggest stumbling block, even for fundamental Christians. The scientific evidences are firmly on the side of a young world.
12:00 Noon: Enjoy a wonderful covered dish lunch.
1:00 pm: Dinosaurs and the Pre-Flood World: How dinosaurs fit in the Biblical model and a brief discussion of the effects of the water canopy (Gen. 1:6-8) on the pre-flood environment of the earth.
For more information, please contact:
Lee First Baptist Church
Brother Sammy Hiers
Or visit: CreationScienceMinistry.com
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Greenville man was killed in a crash early Saturday morning, Oct. 15.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Henry Lee Roberson, Jr., 27, of Greenville, was traveling east on U.S. 90 (west of SW Pettis Circle in Greenville) in the eastbound lane. The right side of Roberson’s 1995 Chevy Impala exited the roadway on the south shoulder.
Roberson overcorrected, causing the Impala to travel across the centerline, where it began to rotate counterclockwise as it entered the westbound lane of US Highway 90 in a northeast direction.
The car then exited the roadway onto the north shoulder where it rotated counterclockwise several more times. Roberson then began to travel in a northeasterly direction along the tree line.
The Impala struck a telephone junction box and several trees with its left side.
The car came to a final rest, facing towards the southwest on the north shoulder of U.S. 90.
Jerry Ladarick Miller, 37, of Greenville, a passenger in the car was killed in the wreck.
Roberson and passenger, Jamie O’Neal Hampton, 31, of Greenville were seriously injured in the crash.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Madison County EMS and the Greenville Volunteer Fire Department assisted FHP at the scene.
FHP Cpl. Scotty A. Lulley was the investigating officer and the homicide investigator.
Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Friday the 14th day of October 2011 at 3:00 AM investigators of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force stopped a 2011 Jeep on Interstate 10 for a traffic infraction. Investigators detected the odor of marijuana and canine ARKO was deployed and further alerted on the vehicle.
A search of the vehicle discovered 20 pounds of marijuana concealed in a black duffle bag and also a 38 caliber Smith and Wesson hand gun.
The investigation further revealed that on November 9, 2009 the Madison County Drug Task Force previously seized $26,420.00 from the same subject during a separate traffic stop.
The sole occupant and driver of the vehicle was Vaughn Raoul, B/M, DOB: 08/21/1986 of Tallahassee Florida. Vaughn was arrested and charged with possession marijuana with intent to sell and possession of firearm during commission of a felony.
There were at least four burglaries reported to the Sheriff’s Office on Friday afternoon. The burglaries took place on Rocky Springs Church Road, Dill, Delphinium and Christmas Tree Lane. Victims returned from work or school to find their back doors busted in. Once inside, the perpetrators took jewelry, TV sets, and food among other items. If anyone has any information on these crimes or sees any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 973-4001.
Madison County citizens can now send text and web tips through FaceBook and TipSoft from Crime Reports
Madison County – 10/12/11 – For the first time, mobile phone users across Madison County now have the ability to provide anonymous crime fighting tips through the power of anonymous text messaging and WebTips. Crime Stoppers of Madison County and CrimeReports, the industry leader in law enforcement tip management software and web applications, have joined together to provide this service which allows citizens to send anonymous tips by sending a text message from a mobile phone or online.
Text popularity of text messaging has created a significant opportunity for the public to assist law enforcement agencies fight crime. The ability for any citizen who owns a mobile phone to assist in crime solving is of great importance to communities globally and we are excited to play such a pivotal role in the transmission of these crime fighting tips.
Utilizing TipSoft from CrimeReports, information may be anonymously received and securely replied to with complete confidence. The service was built specifically to allow text messaging informants to remain anonymous by encrypting the text messages and routing them through several secure servers, protecting the personal details of the informant.
TipSoft SMS also allows law enforcement to respond by text message to the originating cell phone without ever knowing the identity of the individual who left the tip. The user’s information is always given an alias and a unique ID before being sent. This secure application allows the tipster and the investigator to have two-way dialog while always keeping the user’s identity completely anonymous.
Crime Stoppers of Madison County encourages everyone to report information about any illegal activity such as unsolved cases, vandalism, theft, the sale and distribution of drugs, wanted persons or information about crimes that are being planned in the community schools or the community.
Crime Stoppers of Madison County
Tip Line – 973-2762
Text “CMC plus your message” to 274637 (crimes)
Visit us on FaceBook and access through app “submit tip”