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A scene near Marianna, Florida where Jasper resident Alan Horne grew up shows the destruction caused by Hurricane Michael. Horne is organizing relief efforts for the area.
Local State Farm Agent Alan Horne grew up in Marianna, Fla. and this Thursday, Nov. 1st he will host a donation drive at his Jasper office for anyone wanting to donate to those devastated by Hurricane Michael.
While he spent the first 30 years of his life in Florida’s panhandle, Horne has lived in Jasper for six years, moving here to run his State Farm agency at the end of October, 2012.
Horne has strong ties to the part of the Florida panhandle that took so much of the brunt of Hurricane Michael on October 10th. Horne attended Marianna High School and then the University of Mississippi on a
The Old Tate Gym and other areas in Tate will be a bustle of activity this weekend for Tate Days.
From a really big hole in the ground to big bags full of vendor merchandise, the Tate Day Festival promises a big day of festival fun for attendees. Surely, a highlight of the day will be a tour of the renown Tate open-pit quarries. For the fourth year Polycor Georgia Marble has allowed public viewing of this awe-inspiring site on Tate Day. The story of Tate marble - how it originated, how and when it was discovered, its multiple uses (both monumental and others), how its mining has changed over time, how long it will last at this location, and other information is one big story. The on-site portion of the tour is conducted by Mr.
Paranormal investigator Jeanne Wells scanning for EMF readings inside the Tate Depot. The “anomaly” appears behind her.
By Jeanne Wells
As I began my night of paranormal investigations of the Tate area, I wondered what kind of haunting adventure this night would bring. It was the hour of dusk, and I had an eerie feeling about the place as the sun slowly went down into the sky, and the night air began to fall into darkness.
Walking down a somber road by the railroad tracks, I intently gazed at the gravestones in the Tate Cemetery which sits across the street from the Old Tate Depot. I have heard that the Tate section of the cemetery has a lot of ghostly activity. As I walked, my mind began to wander off and I was reminded of the spooky local urban legend about the graveyards in this area.
Legend has it that on certain days in the early hours of the morning you might still hear the howling whistle of the nearby marble mills which would sound to signify the beginning of the work day. The whistle may no longer be in use today, but some say that it can still be heard. When the whistle blows, it is said that a foggy mist forms over the graves, which some believe to be the spirits of the mill workers rising up from their graves to start another days work.
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On November 6, when you go in to vote, along with electing leaders on the federal, state and local level, there will be five statewide constitutional amendments and two referendum questions you will have the opportunity to vote on. As you prepare to make your decisions, I want to give you a brief overview of each of the measures at the end of the ballot so you will be prepared when you’re headed to the polls.
Amendment One: If approved would establish the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund and allow upwards of 80 percent of state sales tax revenue collected from sporting goods and outdoor recreation
No other author conjures up visions of terror more than Edgar Allan Poe, and the Ball Ground Senior Center will observe Halloween with a special reading of his most famous poem, "The Raven," next Tuesday morning, Oct. 30.
By Larry Cavender
Probably no other American author conjures up visions of terror more than Edgar Allan Poe. Probably no other work of literature is more haunting than Poe's poem, "The Raven." So what better way is there to observe Halloween than with a celebration of Edgar Allan Poe and his most famous poem?