National Security: Airport security

Joe Boyles, Guest Columnist Our state is reeling from the Friday attack at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport which left five dead and six wounded.  These types of “lone wolf” attacks at places of mass-gathering are increasing; Israel just experienced a case where a jihadist drove a truck into a crowded market, mowing down a group of soldiers. In Broward County, authorities have in custody the Puerto Rican shooter Esteban Santiago.  We know that he has a military background (National Guard); and that he boarded a Delta flight in Alaska bound…

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Emerald’s Gem Box: Friday the 13th

This coming Friday is Friday the 13th. That doesn’t mean anything to a lot of folks, but it’s amazing how much it means to other folks. I did a little research…Why exactly is Friday the 13th considered bad? According to “Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia,” a Friday occurring on the 13th day of any month is considered to be a day of bad luck in English, German, Polish and Portuguese-speaking cultures around the globe. Similar superstitions exist in some other traditions. In Greece or Spain, for example, Tuesday the 13th takes…

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Obituaries 

Joshua Steve Kinsey

Joshua Steve Kinsey, age 35, of Greenville, Fl., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. He was born in Tallahassee, Fl., on May 31, 1981 to Johnny Edward Kinsey and Jacquelyn Knight Kinsey. He worked as a machinist at Klausner in Live Oak, Fl. Josh was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, William Steve Kinsey; paternal grandmother, Odessa Kinsey Williams; and maternal grandmother, Joan Arlene Knight. He is survived by his parents, Johnny and Jacquelyn Kinsey of Greenville, Fl.; his wife, Amber; children; Jasper, Gracie,…

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Church 

Tallahassee welcomes multiple Grammy winner, Bill Gaither and Gaither Vocal Band

Story Submitted On Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Christian Heritage Church in Tallahassee, Fl., multi-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither will host a spectacular evening of music, laughter and encouragement featuring the talent of the prestigious Gaither Vocal Band. The Gaither Vocal Band, with the all-star line-up of David Phelps, Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb, Todd Suttles, and Bill Gaither, will share timeless gospel classics, as well as refreshing, inspiring new favorites embraced by audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Few events have the ability to unite individuals from all walks of life the…

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