Fire kills man in Buffalo

A mobile home fire on the first block of FM 1848 resulted in the death of 26-yearold Troy Daniel Burch of Buffalo. Burch had recently moved to town and his children were attending their first day of classes at Buffalo schools on the morning of the tragedy, Friday, January 6th. The fire call was received at 10:24 a.m. and police […]

Some county VFDs to divide $225,000 from FEMA

The Leon County Commissioners Court attacked an unusually long agenda at the January 9, 2012 meeting, but moved along without hitches to adjourn Court within one hour of beginning. Following the opening prayer and before the pledges, Judge Byron Ryder acknowledged the passing of Jessie Lee Fox who was a county employee for thirty-three years. “We want to remember him […]

School Board approves fundraiser

BISD’s Interim Superintendent Lacy Freeman got his feet wet, figuratively speaking, in his first official School Board meeting on Monday evening, January 9. The brief special meeting was called to cover a three-item agenda. The Board will be selecting a permanent replacement for Jackie Thomason, who retired as Superintendent at the end of 2011. They discussed several methods to conduct […]

Centerville City Council has full agenda and full house at January’s meeting

The Centerville City Council held its January meeting before an unusually full audience at the Municipal Building Meeting Room on January 5, 2012. Not the first on the agenda, but one that took considerable time, were Goree Johnson, Royce Johnson, Ordry Johnson and Charles Davis, who addressed the council about an unusually high water bill received by the Douglas Alumni […]


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Centerville High School Band drum majors receive top honors at the Chick-fil-A/Peach Bowl in Atlanta

Nerves were not an issue for these seasoned Centerville Band members. Alex Rippley, clarinet player, said of the experience, “I was excited but not nervous. I love looking up at the stadium and seeing all those people.” Drummer Kayla Brewer added “I wasn’t nervous. There were a lot of people but marching was just an everyday thing.” These two musicians […]

Carrigan commits to UT at Tyler

Leon Lady Cougar Allison Carrigan has committed to play volleyball for UT at Tyler. She plans on majoring in Biology with emphasis in Pre-Med as she wants to become a pediatrician. A four-year varsity letterman, Allison complied quite an illustrious record in her high school volleyball career. Her team’s record was 164-18, and they were District Champions all four years. […]

Centerville ISD receives “unqualified audit”

The Centerville ISD Board Meeting bega its January meeting by hearing results on the districts audit. Mike Boehnke with Belt, Harris, Pechacek, LLLP, informed the Board that the Centerville ISD was in good financial standing and had received an unqualified opinion from his firm. Boehnke explained an “unqualified opinion” is the goal of every district and indicates there are no […]

Barton staff to hold ‘County Day’ in Leon County

Congressman Joe Barton’s District Assistant, Karla Carr, will be at the Centerville Municipal Building, 325 East St. Mary’s, Centerville on Wednesday, January 18th, from noon until 2pm to meet with anyone having concerns with the federal government. No appointment is necessary. If Congressman Barton’s office may be of assistance in providing information regarding the federal government, or if you or […]

Tales from WannaBea Farm

Windrunner Tanya raced across the holler, her long, black hair streaming out behind her. She loved to run and even at just 10 years old, she was the fastest kid in the area. Boy or girl, she could outrun them all and she ran for the pure pleasure of it. Her class had been studying mythology and she closely identified […]