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The Fourteenth Judicial Circuit would like to express condolences to the family of former Gulf County Judge David Taunton who passed away on Friday, November 8th.  While Judge Taunton served as Gulf County Judge for twenty years, he is best known for his work alongside his wife, Abigail, in establishing the Taunton Family Children’s Home in Wewahitchka where they cared for and raised hundreds of children over the past 40 years.  He saw value in every child and desired to give each a loving home environment.


Circuit Judge James J. Goodman presided over the National Adoption Day Ceremony held in Jackson County on Friday, November 8th at the Evangel Worship Center.  Three adoptions were performed, followed by a luncheon attended by about 100 people.  




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