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Anthony Terry breaks record in capturing STATE TITLE

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Sneads High School weightlifter Anthony Terry most likely hasn’t come down to earth yet. This past weekend, he not only captured the State Championship in his class, he broke the bench press state record for his weight class.  The record had stood strong for 16 years before this past weekend when the new kid in town set a new record. 

Sneads High School’s weightlifting team brought home third place as a team. Other notable finishers were Alonzo Hill, third place; Seth Scott, fourth place; and K. J. Pelt-Long, seventh place.

Congratulations to Anthony Terry, the Sneads Pirates and coach Bill Thomas on their accomplishments from the publisher and staff of the Jackson County Times. 

Anthony Terry breaks record in capturing STATE TITLE

  • Published in Sports

Sneads High School weightlifter Anthony Terry most likely hasn’t come down to earth yet. This past weekend, he not only captured the State Championship in his class, he broke the bench press state record for his weight class.  The record had stood strong for 16 years before this past weekend when the new kid in town set a new record. 

Sneads High School’s weightlifting team brought home third place as a team. Other notable finishers were Alonzo Hill, third place; Seth Scott, fourth place; and K. J. Pelt-Long, seventh place.

Congratulations to Anthony Terry, the Sneads Pirates and coach Bill Thomas on their accomplishments from the publisher and staff of the Jackson County Times. 

Chipola officials plant historical tree

Chipola College officials hosted a tree-planting ceremony April 16 to plant a white oak descended from a tree growing at the home of President James Monroe.

The tree was presented by Jeff Trammell, Rector Emeritus of the College of William and Mary, which owns Monroe’s Highland home in Virginia. Jeff’s brother, Robert Trammell, is an alumnus of Chipola College and one of its most ardent supporters.

In a letter to Chipola President Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Jeff Trammell said, “It is the honor of the College of William and Mary, the nation’s oldest public university, to present to Chipola College, an institution which shares the mission of public education, this tree which derives from the home of William and Mary alumnus, President James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States. This tree forges a link between Chipola and the nation’ s legacy of public education. Most importantly, it symbolizes the importance of education and the opportunity it provides all Americans. Monroe’ s home, Highland, from which this oak originated, is owned by the College of William and Mary and is located in Albermarle County, Virginia. This tree is from an acorn from the magnificent white oak at Highland, which was there when Monroe built his home in 1799 and remains healthy today.”

Chipola College was established in 1947. Hurricane Michael forever changed the landscape of the college. The 130-acre campus, once known for moss-draped oaks, towering pines and beautiful hickory trees, now has only a few small trees scattered across 

campus.

Chipola President Dr. Sarah Clemmons is committed to bringing trees back to the campus with a Memorial Tree Project. Friends and alumni are helping to re-forest the college through the project. More than 24 donors have purchased trees for the project, including an anonymous gift of $10,000.  The initial planting included 100 trees including: sweetgum, yellow poplar, overcup (white) oak, red maple, redbud, dogwood and dahoon holly.

Checks may be delivered in person, or mailed to: Chipola College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL, 32446. For information, visit www.chipola.edu/foundation or phone 718-2478.

Marianna Toyota construction is ahead of schedule

For those going by Marianna Toyota on Penn Avenue, they’ve seen the progress on the new state-of-the-art facility being built.  The TIMES talked with David Cumbie and Jorge Garcia this week and they were pleased to let everyone know construction is ahead of schedule. 

When Hurricane Michael came through in October, there was apprehension that work might be delayed due to the damages in Jackson County pulling workers in different directions. That has not been the case at Marianna Toyota.

Cumbie and Garcia said Monday they are optimistically projecting to be in their new building by the end of summer, late August or early September.  At present they are operating in temporary buildings and have become very tolerant of closer quarters for offices. The new building is nearing drying in, with glass installed, doors ready for installation and air conditioning and heating ready to be installed. Once the doors are installed, the drying in will be complete so that the work can begin on the inside walls.

Garcia wants everyone to know that they are open, operating full steam ahead with great deals going on. He invites everyone to come out and take a look at the latest Toyotas and their used cars they have available. As always, Jorge says, “If you can come to us, we will drive it to you.”

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