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Rowdy Dozier

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Our Heavenly Father has called from this walk of life our beloved Mr. Rowdy Dozier, age 55, of Dothan, Alabama who peacefully passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Jackson Hospital in Marianna, Florida.
He was a native of Cincinnati, Ohio but lived in the Houston County area for several years,
Please keep the Dozier family in your prayers during this very difficult time of transition.
Funeral services were held, 11 AM, Saturday, October 12, 2019, from the M. Sue & Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel, 5441 Cooper Street, Graceville, FL with the Reverend Stevenson Tullis officiating.
Interment followed in the Green Valley Cemetery, Highway 84 West, Dothan, Alabama.
“Oh, I want to see Him, look upon His face,
There to sing forever of His saving grace;
On the streets of glory let me lift my voice
Cares all past home at last ever to rejoice.”

Thomas A. McClain

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Mr. Thomas A. McClain, of Greenwood, Florida, transitioned from life temporal to life eternal on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 in Jackson Hospital in Marianna, Florida.
A Homegoing Celebration of Life service for Mr. McClain will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 12:00 Noon at Vann Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Dwight Cockerham, Sr. and Minister Norris Calhoun, officiating.
Interment in Bethlehem Cemetery in Cottondale, Florida.
A viewing will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at Vann Funeral Home.
Vann Funeral Home in charge of service.
Mr. McClain leaves to cherish and celebrate a lifetime of fond yet precious memories, a loving and devoted family:
4 Sons: Patrick McClain of Marianna, Florida; Aaron (Lillie) McClain of Greenwood, Florida Carlos McCrary of Palm Harbor, Florida and Thomas McClain of Dothan, Alabama
3 Daughters: Michelle McClain of Dothan, Alabama; Rosita McClain of Clearwater, Florida and Talia McClain of Greenwood, Florida
2 Sisters: Agnes (John) Speights of Marianna, Florida and Eva Holland of Cottondale, Florida

Rayburn “Buddy” Hutto

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Rayburn “Buddy” Hutto, 76, of Greenwood died Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at his residence. He retired from the Jackson County Road & Bridge Department. Buddy loved to fish.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Lottie Hutto; his sister, Loetta Anderson; his brothers, JW and Frank Hutto.
Buddy is survived by his wife, Peggy “Carolyn” Hutto; daughters, Amy Boggs, Heather “Hutto” McEwen and husband, Matt; sons, Troy Hopkins, and Richard Hopkins and wife, Jennifer; sisters, Hilda Smith and husband, Herbert, Marilyn Anderson and Beth Patterson; several neices, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 am Saturday, October 12, 2019 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel. Interment will follow in Damascus Free Will Baptist Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family will receive friends at 9 am Saturday, at James & Sikes Maddox Chapel.

5 Steps to make a sprinkler for your lawn or garden

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By Danny Lipford
It’s easy to make a homemade sprinkler for your lawn and garden from a plastic soft drink bottle, here’s how.

How to make a sprinkler:
Drill 1/8” diameter holes in the side of a plastic, two-liter soda bottle.
Wrap Teflon tape around the bottle treads to form a waterproof seal.
Screw a female-to-female hose fitting to the bottle threads.
Attach a garden hose to the hose fitting.
Place the sprinkler in the yard, and turn on the water.

Watch the video for details.
For more information, visit TodaysHomeowner.com.

Marianna football moves to 5-2 with 30-14 win over Bay High

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Mark Skinner | TIMES - The Bulldogs knock the ball loose as they drop a Rutherford runner at a recent game. Marianna beat Bay 30-14 Friday night.

The Marianna Bulldogs improved to 5-2 on the season last Friday night with a solid 30-14 win over the Bay High Tornadoes. The Dawgs scored early and scored often, putting up seven first-quarter points, 10 second-quarter points to take a 17-6 lead into the locker room at the half. The second half had Marianna putting up seven points in the third before the final quarter had six points on the board for the Bulldogs.
Marianna put the first points on the board with an electrifying 50-yard run by Elijah Peterson. Bo Ham put it through the uprights and the Bulldogs had a 7-0 lead. The Bay High Tornadoes charged back with a 65-yard run, but the point after kick failed and Marianna retained the lead, 7-6.
Marianna struck again on a 10-yard run by Jaden Smith and once again Bo Hamm was perfect from extra-point range. The Bulldogs had a 14-6 lead. Marianna wasn’t done for the half just yet. Bo Hamm showed his work was paying off as he connected on a 27-yard field goal to make it 17-6 game halfway through the game.
With 2:51 to go in the third quarter, Jaden Smith capitalized on a three-yard run. Making it a three-for-three night was Bo Hamm with the extra point and the Bulldogs were in control 24-6. That score held through the third quarter.
Bay High came back with a touchdown, followed by a two-point conversion to narrow the lead to 24-14. That would be all she wrote for the Tornadoes. Marianna answered with a three-yard run by Elijah Patterson into the endzone, making it a 30-14 win for the Bulldogs.
On the night, Marianna outrushed Bay 360-78. Leading the Bulldogs on the ground was Damone Rolle with 17 rushes for 135 yards, followed by Elijah Peterson with 93 yards on 10 carries and two touchdowns. Jaden Smith had 80 yards on 14 carries and two runs into the endzone while Troy Medlin had 12 carries for 50 yards. Hamm converted on three-of-four point after attempts and had one field goal for a total of six points on the night.
Marianna will be on the road Friday night (tomorrow) to Gadsden County for a 7:30 p.m. EST kick-off.

Grand Ridge Champions

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Mark Skinner | TIMES - The Grand Ridge Indians are CONFERENCE CHAMPS after a sound 26-12 defeat of Bonifay. Details of the game will be in next week’s edition of the TIMES.

Superintendent Moore clarifies future of Riverside School

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Social media posts, along with calls and texts to the TIMES, prompted a call to Jackson County Superintendent of Schools Larry Moore Thursday afternoon. Parents had heard that along with Hope School, that Jackson Alternative School and Jackson County Adult Ed would be moving to the Riverside campus when Riverside relocates to the K-8 School. In an interview with Moore Thursday afternoon, he said, “I have looked at several options to make our district as efficient as possible to assist with school funding and hopefully free up operational funding with the goal of hopefully ultimately improving staff salaries. I have not entered into any kind of formal discussion with the Board as far as any official recommendation for the use of Riverside. We have a lot of things that need to take place before I’d even be in a position to do that. I am going to start looking at what space will be available at Riverside compared to what is needed by Hope School.
In response to the question if it was confirmed that JAS was going there yet, Moore said, “Again that decision has not been made, nor has a recommendation been made. I think it’s fairly commonly accepted that we are going to move Hope School onto the Riverside Campus. One space that particularly appeals to me is the indoor physical education facility at RES because of Hope School’s active athletic programs.”
Safety of staff and students along with quality educational opportunities are and will continue to be a focus of decisions and recommendations made. I welcome any input as we move forward in this process.”

City of Marianna has ribbon cutting for new solar plant

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Press release by Jim Dean
Marianna, Florida, October 3, 2019 – Today the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) State Revolving Fund joined the City of Marianna and partner organizations along with local residents for a ribbon cutting at the new City Waste Water Treatment Plant Solar Farm. The new facility, which received just over $4.6 million in funding available through FDEP in partnership with the US Department of Environment Protection Agency, will provide nearly all of the energy needs for the existing treatment plant.
Energy costs associated with the City’s treatment plant constitute 23 percent of the entire wastewater utility operation and maintenance expense budget. This state-of-the-art solar array is here today because the City Commission prioritized wastewater rate control and the longevity of its systems and voted in favor of a loan agreement measure to bring that goal to fruition. FDEP is proud to have played a role in providing funding for this critically important facility for the residents of Marianna.
The City’s solar farms, designed by David H. Melvin, Inc., will actually be located on Davey Street, near the wastewater treatment facility, and at the City’s spray field located on Pittman Hill Road, south of Marianna. The new solar farms will produce over 2,300 KW for the operation of both facilities. The project was funded 100% by FDEP in the form of a Loan Agreement executed by the Department and City Commission. Due to the economic challenges of the region the City was able to secure 80% of the funding in the form of a forgivable loan, with the remaining 20% of loan funds being amortized over a period of 20 years at an interest rate of less than 1%.
With its two solar farms, the City of Marianna should be able to meet all its energy needs for the two facilities. The ability to use solar energy will allow the City of Marianna to control rising operational costs, while at the same time maintaining affordable rates for its citizens.

OCT. 12: Big Lots launches local charity partnership

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Mark Skinner | TIMES

WHERE: Big Lots 4700 Highway 90, Marianna, Florida
WHEN: October 12, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.
WHAT: Ribbon cutting ceremony with local community dignitaries, a local Celebrity Shopper, and representatives from Chipola Area Habitat for Humanity, a local Big Lots charitable partner. Plus, the first 50 shoppers at this ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday or coming into the store on Sunday morning will receive a special goody bag filled with tasty treats.
On October 12, Big Lots kicks off a donation program benefiting Chipola Area Habitat for Humanity. Big Lots will donate five dollars to the local charitable organization each time a BIG Rewards loyalty member redeems a reward at the Marianna store over the opening six-weeks (October 12- November 23).
Big Lots has made some major changes in store look and feel. These stores are a showcase for the roll out of a new store layout and design across all Big Lots stores, both in new builds as well as in redesigns at existing locations.
Furniture, seasonal, soft home, food, and consumables categories will now have prominent positioning in the store, offering a seamless transition and comfortable shopping experience throughout the remaining departments. Redesigned Big Lots stores will provide a less-cluttered, more comfortable and roomier experience for its shoppers. From improved store design to new restroom finishes and new shopping carts, Big Lots is dedicated to a more pleasant shopping experience driven by the company’s commitment to supporting the greater Marianna community.
About Big Lots, Inc.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) is a discount retailer operating approximately 1,400 stores in 47 states with product assortments in the merchandise categories of Furniture, Seasonal, Soft Home, Food, Consumables, Hard Home, and Electronics, Toys & Accessories. Our mission is to help people Live BIG and Save Lots. We strive to be the BIG difference for a better life by delivering unmatched value to our customers through surprise and delight, being a “best places to work” culture for our associates, rewarding our shareholders with consistent growth and top tier returns, and doing good in our communities as we do well. For more information about the Company, visit www.biglots.com.

Lawrence Dean McIntyre

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Lawrence Dean McIntyre age 68 of Chipley, passed away on Monday, October 7, 2019 at his home. Mr. McIntyre was born in Vinton, Iowa and has been a resident of Chipley for the past 34 years moving here from Orlando, Fl. He was of the Baptist faith and owner and operator of his trucking company. Lawrence was and avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was also a big fan of baseball and football. Lawrence enjoyed woodworking and drawing.
He was preceded in death by his parents Dean and Charlotte McIntyre, step-son Joe Brown, and his brother Robert McIntyre.
Lawrence is survived by his wife Elizabeth “Betty” McIntyre of Chipley, FL, children Jessie McIntyre of Nashville, TN, Justin McIntyre of Long Jack, MO, Charlotte McIntyre of Tucson, AZ, step-children Donald Brown, Jr. of Ft. Pierce, FL, and John Brown of Deltona, FL, brothers Terry McIntyre of Reno, NV, Keith McIntyre of Nashville, TN, Alan McIntyre of Vallejo, CA, and Dean McIntyre of Vallejo, CA, one sister Angie McIntyre of Vancouver, Canada, 7 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.
Memorialization will be by cremation. A memorial service for Lawrence will be held at a later date and will be announced later by Williams Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at www.williamsfuneralhomeservice.com.