From the Floridan archives: 1983

Jackson County Floridan, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 1983.

First Baby

Victoria Lynn Dickens became the first baby born at Jackson Hospital for the new year. Born to Ronnie and Linda Dickens of Sneads Sunday at 5:55 a.m., she weighed six pounds, 13 ounces. Victoria joins a brother, Ronald, and a sister, Le Ann. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Cox of Chattahoochee and Mr. and Mrs. Hayes L. Dickens of Sneads. — Jackson County Floridan, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 1983

Reagan seeking domestic cuts

President Reagan plans to seek $30 billion in domestic budget cuts for fiscal 1984, but he still faces a deficit likely to top $175 billion, administration officials report. Any further narrowing of the estimated red ink for the budget year that begins next October depends on whether the president will drop his opposition to new tax increases and further cuts in his military spending plans, according to officials involved in planning the budget. When he took office, Reagan promised to eliminate the deficit by 1984. Instead, he is presiding over the largest deficits ever: $110.7 billion in fiscal 1982 and an estimated $185 billion or more this year. The previous record was $66.4 billion in 1976. The latest red-ink estimate stems from a new internal administration forecast showing weaker economic growth for 1983 than previously expected. — Jackson County Floridan, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 1983

Askew undaunted by lack of recognition

Former Gov. Reubin Askew is undaunted by his lack of national recognition as a presidential candidate. “There may be others who are well known, but if you look back a year or so before each of the last primary seasons started you’ll find it didn’t bear any resemblance to who finally won it,” Askew said. The former two-term governor and U.S. trade representative under Jimmy Carter became a candidate for the Democratic nomination Monday after a year of “testing the waters” that took him to all 50 states. — Jackson County Floridan, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 1983

Jr. Miss Teenager crowned

Jeannie Black, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Black of the Poplar Springs community, was crowned 1983 Jr. Miss Teenager during the Activett Club’s Jr. Miss Teenager Pageant, last night at Marianna High School. First runner-up was Paula Franklin and second runner-up was Meldric Bell. — Jackson County Floridan, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 1983

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