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Gretna man on trial in murder case

Jury selection for Dekendrick Ford’s trial took place Monday morning, followed by opening statements from prosecutors and the defense attorneys later that afternoon.  
Ford, who turns 29 on Thursday, Aug. 10, is accused of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of his girlfriend, 23-year-old Teresa Manuel.
On Tuesday, prosecutors called witnesses to the stand to give their testimonies.

Bobcats devour opponents

The Munroe baseball team picked up momentum heading into their 2A-District 1 tournament this week.  The Bobcats won three games last week with wins over Wewahitchka, Altha and Ponce de Leon.
MUNROE 11
WEWA 8
The Bobcats took the lead late in the game in an 11-8 victory over Wewahitchka on Tuesday. The game was tied at seven with Munroe batting in the bottom of the fifth when Matthew Salters doubled, driving in two runs.

Along Twin Ponds Road

Buckwheat’s, a new place in town just opened.
I was close to ecstatic when I realized the second word, (in much smaller print), after “Buckwheat’s,” was “BBQ.”
One of my all-time favorite things to do in this lifetime was to get up early and meet my good friend Joe Faggione for a hearty breakfast of buckwheat pancakes.
Now I search far and wide and cannot find a restaurant that serves those delicious, dark buckwheats.