Passing Parade: No Safe Spaces

Nelson A. Pryor: Guest Columnist There’s a climate establishment, and Miss Gwen Beatty, a high school junior, of Wellston, Oh., is not in it. It all started for her, when a Fellow of the Alliance for Climate Education, started to teach at her school. That Alliance had recruited climate change advocates, charged them up, and sent those “students/fellows” out to teach, as focused advocates, propagandists really, to alarm and disturb high school students, about global warming. One of those Fellows, James Sutter, had just received his degree in science education,…

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Community News 

NFCC to announce Jenyethel Merritt Award All invited to ceremony Saturday, June 24

North Florida Community College (NFCC) will announce the winner of the 2017 Jenyethel Merritt Award for Civic Service during an Award and Celebration Ceremony on Saturday, June 24 at 5 p.m. at NFCC’s Van H. Priest Auditorium. All are invited to attend. The award honors an African-American woman who has made significant contributions within NFCC’s six-county district. This year’s nominees are Deloris M. Jones of Madison County and Gladys Roann-Watson of Jefferson County. The ceremony, hosted by NFCC and the Suwannee River Junior College Committee, will recognize both nominees for…

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Letters to the Editor 

Emerald’s Gem Box: Integrity

Integrity, according to Dictionary.com means, “adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.” What is integrity? It is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. It is generally a personal choice to uphold oneself to consistent moral and ethical standards. Integrity means doing the right thing, at all times and in all circumstances, whether anyone is watching or not!  Integrity means doing the right thing no matter what the consequences are! Integrity is when your conscience agrees with your actions! My Daddy always taught…

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Betty Jean Warren Bullock

Betty Jean Warren Bullock, age 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 14, in Tallahassee. She was born on April 13, 1930, to Mary Inez (Oxendine) and Schley J. Warren, Sr., in Greenville. She attended high school in Greenville, graduated as Valedictorian in 1948, and continued her education at Florida State University. Betty had a long history of public service. She worked for the Jefferson County Health Department from 1954-1971 and served the City of Monticello as City Clerk and Treasurer from 1977-1996, until her retirement. Her love for the…

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