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USPS 114-170 Keystone Heights, Florida Thursday, May 24, 2018 45 th Year 3 rd Issue 75 CENTS Lake Region Monitor Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication 904-964-6305 904-964-8628 BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Clay County Commissioners approved an ordinance that places restrictions on the practice of tethering dogs: fastening a dog to a stationary object and then leaving the animal unattended. The restrictions are part of a complete overhaul of the countys animal control ordinance. Division of Animal Services Director Christina Sutherin said that although some communities prohibit tethering, Clay County that far. Its not a ban on tethering, ordinance. Its tethering understand that not everybody their animals because they cant (fence their properties). The ordinance does ban tethering for any animals other than dogs. goats, tethered chickens and various other animals that are needed to address. for eight hours in each 24-hour period. Tethered dogs must be at least a year old, not be sick collar. Tethered dogs must not and must have access to clean, The ordinance adds, an animal may never be left tethered and unattended on vacant or abandoned property. Sutherin told county commissioners that her staff standards. They are actually very excited about these, not from an enforcement standpoint but from ordinance establishes include: Vaccinations required The ordinance requires any Clay county restricts tethering in overhaul of animal ordinance BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor The executive director of Clay Countys Council on Aging told the county commission that his agency Teal line bus route next year. Al Rizer told commissioners that the Council on Aging, an receives funding from the county, lost $243,000 in 2017 and $187,000 the year before that. In looking at all of our programs, he told the commissions budget and about 90 percent of those losses are in the transportation program: Clay Transit, and hard to build that program routes that anyone can ride, not just seniors, but many of the people really rely on that to get to other appointments or important places they have to go. recovery plan, Rizer asked the commission to approve the forgiveness of around $120,000 in fuel costs Clay Transit purchased from the county, and an additional $100,000 for the upcoming year. Rizer also said Clay Transit has made $143,000 in budget cuts. Hendry said that Rizers proposal appeared only to relieve Clay Transits did not address the longagency faces. Rizer responded by saying that the real solution the direct recipient of Federal Transportation Administrations urbanized area transit funds, passes some of that grant money through to Clay Transit. Floridas Department of Transportation also passes federal grant money through to Clay Transit for operating the Magenta Line. The state agency is also funding the Teal Line through a temporary service development grant. Rizer said that FDOT has increased its funding rate to Clay Transit over the past four years from $45 an hour rate from JTA has remained the same. much better position, he said. Hendry asked Rizer if the back its aggressive transit development plan, in order to save money. Rizer responded. One (route) in particular that comes from the Black Creek Park-anddiscontinue. The other route from FDOT goes from Gainesville. He said that both Lake Region routes: the Teal Line that starts in Keystone Heights and ends at the Black Creek Park-and-Ride, and Gainesville, lag the other Clay Transit routes in ridership. He added that the Magenta line is important for veterans traveling to Gainesvilles VA that one. Last year, Jacksonvilles Transportation Planning Organization funded a Clay recommended eliminating the Teal Lines loop to Harveys Supermarket: a roundtrip reduction of nine miles. The study also recommended cutting a portion of the route along County Road 218 and Henley Road, and adding 18 miles along Branan Field-Chaffee Road and the study also recommended greater frequency in Teal Line scheduling, in order to increase ridership. The study concluded that the Teal and Magenta lines among Clay Transits routes. 14 percent, ridership on the Magenta line increased by seven percent and on the Teal Line by 30 percent. Teal Line Bus Route will likely be cut A 2017 study recommended eliminating the Teal Lines loop to Harveys Supermarket, cutting a portion of the route along County Road 218 and Henley Road, and adding 18 miles along Branan Field-Chaffee Road and the Oakleaf Town Center. Rizer See ANIMALS, 4A Indians beat P.K. Yonge, tie Union County in Spring Jamboree. Regional news Keystone quarterback Andrew Cox rolls out of the pocket.


2A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, May 24, 2018 USPS 114-170 Published each Thursday and entered as Periodical Postage Paid at Keystone Heights, Florida under Act of March 3, 1879.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Lake Region MonitorP.O. Drawer A Starke, FL 32091 131 W. Call Street Starke, FL 32091Phone: (904)964-6305 Fax: (904)964-8628 Daniel Hildebran, General Manager Subscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six monthsEditor: Dan Hildebran Sports Editor: Cliff Smelley Advertising: John R. Tillman Typesetting: Eileen Gilmore Advertising & Newspaper Prod: Beth Tillman Bookkeeping & Classified Adverts: Heather Wheeler Bookkeeping Asst: Linda Lacombe Front office Asst: Jenny Starnes Publisher: John M. Miller Lake Region Monitor BY ATHIE SANDERS Special to the Monitor local artists Jennifer Joy Belk and Steve Bradbury, author Linda Schilling Mitchell and the Jennifer Joy Belk, featured artist at Melrose Senior and art at Florida School of the Arts. mixed media pieces. Many of her subjects are majestic animals. I really enjoyed creating the pieces for this exhibit, I stepped out of my comfort zone, said Belk. Linda Schilling Mitchell displayed her book, My Colorand Florida history from research she had done for another project not teach as much Florida history as they used to, or in the depth a good resource for children, said Mitchell. The book contains conversational and interactive stories. Each story is that are coloring pages. The it appeals to all ages, said Mitchell. at MSCC by acoustic guitarist Thom Parham. Melrose Bay Art Gallery artist Steve Bradbury, Black and pencil, said Bradbury. Bradbury directed attention during Santa Fe Springs Plein Air Paintout. Directing visitors to another area Bradbury said, This is the most photographed tree in It is done in graphite on mulberry paper. Mossman Hall Preservation Foundation hosted the Melrose Mossman Hall. Students from Interlachen High School and Keystone Heights High School competed in the event. Students, family members and friends Art teachers Ann Hamilton (IHS) and Trisha Qualls (KHHS) st Place, Nikaiya Pit (IHS); 2 nd Place, Roselyn Able (KHHS) and 3rd Place, Jianna Delvalle (IHS). $50 and second and third place th grade IHS student Ben Adkins. paint on paper depicting an impressionistic version of the Joan of Arc statue in Paris. presented to 11 th grader DeVon Melton (IHS) and 10 th grader Nikaiya Pit (IHS). Melton and the judges, said Hamilton. (KHHS), Isabell Hummel (KHHS), Karienna Dixon (KHHS), Kevin Shahan (IHS), Ray Branham, Victoria Ketch (KHHS), Jessica Valverd (IHS), Abigale Milan, Brendan McDaniet and Zoi Todd (IHS). Science teacher Eddie Mingle provided piano music before the ceremony. In commemoration of Mary Mossmans 191 st birthday, the Mossman Home Preservation 26 is hosting an upcoming Mary Mossman inspired art contest Friday July 6 at Mossman Hall. Gallery 26 during the July Art June 29. Art contest submissions Gold American Eagle coin, $700 quarter ounce Gold American Eagle coin, $350 in value and Gold American Eagle coin, $140 in value. Additional prizes and gift to offer their art entries for sale gallery fee to Mossman Hall at time of sale. For more information visit Mossman Hall in Melrose. Friday of every month, 6-9 pm in Art Walk features student art show One of two Judges Choice Awards was awarded to IHS 11th Grader DeVon Melton. DeVon really found his niche this year,said art teacher Ann Hamilton. (L to R) Eddie Mingle, pianist; Trisha Qualls, art teacher KHHS and Ann Hamilton, art teacher at IHS visit for a moment before the start of the award ceremony. Mingle is a science teacher at IHS. Keystone Heights High School student Roselyn Able accepted her second-place award from KHHS art teacher Trisha Qualls. Melrose Senior and Community Center featured artist Jennifer Joy Belk of Keystone Heights paints mostly with oils on canvas. She often features majestic animals such as the octopus in this painting. Acoustic guitarist Thom Parham provided music during the show at the Melrose Senior and Community Center. First place winner Nikaiya Pit a 10th-grade student at Interlachen High School was unable to attend the award ceremony but little brother Caden Pitt-Greene proudly accepted her awards from IHS art teacher Ann Hamilton. Melrose Bay Art Gallery featured new work by member artist Steve Bradbury: Black and White with a Splash of Color. Bradburys work was done in graphite. Displayed are a group of pictures completed while staying at Bowmans River Landing near Fort White. Author Linda Schilling Mitchell displayed her book My Color-Full Florida. She was inspired to write because she had an extensive bank of knowledge about Florida and Florida history from research she had done for another project a few years ago. Florida History is no longer taught in the depth it used to be taught and I thought this might be a way to interest children. I was really surprised by how much adults are also interested in the book, said Mitchell. Best in Show winner of the Mossman Hall Preservation Foundation sponsored Melrose Student Art Show 2018 at Mossman Hall was Interlachen High School senior Ben Adkins. Interlarchen High School student Jianna Delvalle stands with grandmother Marie Blevins displaying her third place award.


Clay County Shows Growth and Progress Over Past Years BY TRACY LEE TATE Telegraph-Times-Monitor The Clay County Chamber of Commerce Foundation recently released its third annual Clay County Quality of Life Progress as its positive and negative features. The 52-page report goes into detail about the countys demographics, arts and culture, economy, housing and real estate, education, health, public safety, recreation, environment, governance, social services and transportation. The report uses historical 2016 for its current listings. 2016 (from 89,667 to 208,311) and projected to continue to increase to 224,587 by 2020 and approach a quater million by 2025. The population population only increased by 29 percent over the same period. a faster rate than neighboring Duval County (2010-2016 Duval 6.9 percent and Clay 7.6 percent) and is the 14 th most populous county in the state. The median age of the population is 39 (state median the population composed of children under 19 and 15.1 percent of people over 65 years of age. Females outnumber males by 1.6 percent (females 50.8 percent, males 49.2 percent). Of all residents old enough to be legally married, 55 percent are. In the United States 69 percent of children under 18 (72 percent in Clay County) and mother (19 percent in Clay County). of and their level of satisfaction median household income in Clay County is $56,315 (compared to Duval County ($50,569 in Duval County, $47,035 for the state). The percapita income is 81 percent of the national average. There are an unemployment rate of 4.9 percent. Of the employed, 48 percent living in Duval County and 14 percent living in other have a high percentage of high school or higher education level having a bachelors degree or higher. The northeast Florida housing market has made a strong rebound since the 2008 and an 86-percent increase issued in the four-county area (composed of Clay, Duval, St. John and Nassau counties). In increased 142 percent, from 397 in 2009 to 960 in 2016. The median price of homes in the region has also increased, by 34.3 percent, from $157,000 to $210,300 (according to the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors). According to the report, the construction of First Coast continued expansion of the Clay County housing market. The total increase in the number of housing units in the housing units at $153,000, higher than those in Duval County. The median gross rent in Clay County is $1,014, also higher than in Duval County. There are 69,053 households in 2.84 persons per household. For 2017 the county millage a total value of taxable property of $9.31 billion. In 2016 the county collected $183.1 million in property taxes, an average of $879 per resident (including county taxes, school taxes, municipal taxes and taxes for individual and special districts). These taxes increased by 1 percent from the previous year. In the area of governance, 92 percent of all eligible voters of people over 65 registered as Republicans and more than half of all registered voters also listed as Republican. Registered voters fall in the age range of 18-25. 74 percent. In general, voter participation tends to be higher in presidential election years. The Clay County budget is 17 expenditure per resident of $1,596. Residents perceptions of the quality of leadership in the county has increased excellent (10 percent) and a 3 quality as good (40 percent). In the area of public safety, the total Crime Rate Index per 100,000 residents has decreased by 2.8 percent from 2015 to all major areas except car theft those crimes up. Adult arrested, have been decreasing since then. In 2016 in the county, the years have been seen in adult arrests (5,748) and juvenile arrests (596). The crime clearance rate in Clay County is consistently higher than the response times in the county are good, although they depend on the location in the county Response times range from 2-9 of 5:41 for emergency medical services. Motor vehicle accidents have been on an increase in the state, every 100,000 residents. In Clay decrease, from 34 in 2007 to 26 in 2016. Domestic violence calls are in 2016. Child abuse cases are also on the decline, from 99 Greystone Healthcare Management has name a Keystone Heights High School graduate as one of its associates of the year. Nickolas Hanson of Rehabilitation Center in Starke, Health and Rehabilitation Center in Gainesville and Gloria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Gainesville attended ceremony at the companys personalized speech, a plaque, bonus check for $250. done, said Matt Marconi, director of recruitment, Greystone Healthcare Management. These by collecting the most votes location. The roles and tenure of recognized employees varied greatly across locations. essence of Greystone. They lead by example, taking time to perform small acts of kindness, holding themselves accountable and maintaining a positive attitude. No matter their role, of putting our residents and day, said Tricia Robertson, chief are immensely proud of these individuals and the contributions they make to our organization. company for about a year. He going into JROTC or a health occupations program for his last year of high school and he chose the latter, based largely because nursing teacher Lynn Dickinson. Thursday, May 24, 2018 Lake Region Monitor 3A Legals LRM Legals 5/24/18 Sealed proposals, in duplicate, will be received by the Keystone Airpark Authority in the Conference Room at the Keystone Airpark Terminal Building, located at 7100 Airport Road, Starke, Florida 32091, until 2:00 PM EDT on June 21, 2018 at which time all proposals received will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bidders are invited to submit proposals for: REHABILITATE TAXIWAY A & B AND NEW APRON CONNECTOR AND RELATED WORK AT KEYSTONE HEIGHTS AIRPORT A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting and site inspection will be held at 10:00 AM on May 30, 2018 in the Conference Room at the Keystone Heights Airport Terminal Building. Bidders are strongly urged to attend. Bidders are invited to submit Proposals for this work on the Proposal Forms provided. Other proposal forms will not be accepted. The complete examination and understanding of the Contract Documents consisting of the Plans or other revisions, and Site of the proposed work is necessary to properly submit a Proposal. Contract Documents consisting of the Plans or other revisions will be available on or before Monday, May 21, 2018 for examination or may be obtained West Courtney Campbell Causeway, $25.00 charge for each electronic Documents. Hard copies will not be distributed. Return of the Contract Documents is not required and the amount paid for the Contract Documents is non-refundable. Contractor must purchase the Contract Documents from the Engineer of Record in order to be considered a responsive bidder. A Bid Bond in the form as bound in Check in the amount of not less than bid must accompany each Bid. Successful Bidder shall be required to execute and to provide a Payment Bond and Performance Bond each in an Amount of not less than one value of the Contract awarded to him with a satisfactory surety or sureties for the full and faithful performance of the work. No bid may be withdrawn after closing time for the receipt of Proposals for a days. The Keystone Airpark Authority reserves the right to waive any informalities or irregularities in or reject any or all bids and to award or refrain from awarding the Contract for the Work. For additional information, contact William R. Prange, P.E., AECOM, Dated: May 17, 2018. By: Keystone Airpark Authority END OF NOTICE TO BIDDER 5/17 2tchg 5/24-LRM KHHS graduate wins award Hanson Melrose safety patrol tours learned more about our founding fathers, our heroes buried in Arlington National Cemetery, and the Smithsonian museums. (L-r) front row: Sydnie Colaw, Kiersten Shaw, Zach Hand, Kiera Nix, Isabella Lotow, Lewis Legere and Tallon Campbell. Middle row: Mrs Sarah Wylie, Eva Hooten, Gianna Stegall, Emily Curington, Kaylee Paschall, Maddy Vickers, Calin Coates, Westly Boulet and Sarah Dougherty. Back row: Alivia Velazquez, Sydney Pons and Madalynn Worley. Not pictured: Jake Goode and Samantha Olmstead. See REPORT, 4A


16 percent. In 2015, residents night in your neighborhood. At that time, 77 percentof the respondents said they did feel 2017. Concerning health, social services and the environment, other Florida counties. The county had 14.04 percent of the population on county Medicaid (29,428) and 17.28 percent (3,480,807) on state Medicaid. Residents on Medicare in the county total 15 percent of the population, compared to 19 percent for the deaths from all causes, compared to 8,059 in Duval County. There are 33 nursing home beds per 1,000 residents 65 are available to serve 31,494 seniors if needed. Emergency room visits have increased by national trend. Emergency percent increase. In the 2016-17 school year, 96.5 percent of all kindergarten exceeding the state average of 94.1 percent. According to ta 2017 report from the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida, Clay County is the ninth healthiest county in the state. According to the report, Clay County residents see themselves as part of a compassionate community they have helped the numbers for social services in the county. In 2008, 5,202 that has increased to 37,934 in 2016. The total number of assistance has decreased over those same years, from 5,453 to 1,571. The Clay County Council on Aging served 40,791 meals to seniors in 2008 (including the an increase to 60,203 in 2016. SNAP clients in the county total about 22,000. In 2016, 1,328 disabled students received help in the schools and 149 children 2016, 850 students received help from the Clay County School Districts REACH program, situation is in transition. Clay County is dedicated to preserving the natural environment through responsible practices concerning in the county to irrigate golf courses, residential landscapes, corporate grounds, agricultural the county generated 8.013 same year, the county recycled (103.7 million 498 pounds per resident. Clay County also shines in terms of the education of its children. County third grade students have beat the state average for the last three years on the reading portion of the Florida Standards Assessment tests for student reading at a level three or average score of 70 percent, compared to the state average of 58 percent. Clay is ranked sixth out of the states 67 counties for the highest level of students reading at level three or above in 2017. The graduation rate has increased 20 percent over the past nine years to become the 17 th highest in the state, at 84.7 percent for the 2015-16 school year (standard diplomas only, not special diplomas or GEDs). The numbers of students taking and passing advanced placement exams has increased almost every year. Student participation is dual enrollment programs has increased 22 percent over 1,003 students participating during the 201617 school year. During the 2016-17 school year, 4,041 volunteers gave 86,187 hours of their time in the Clay County public schools. In the same school year, the county spent $7,688 per student for their education. St. Johns River State College has a center located 38 percent of its student body. The college offers bachelors, associate of arts, associates of in several areas, including nursing, emergency medical technician and paramedic training, computer science and other areas. Clay County appreciates and supports the arts and values its cultural institutions, according to the quality of life report. The county has three museums and a number of cultural events, all in attendance. In the state, 57% of students are enrolled in art and music classes at school, but in Clay County this average is 62.4 percent. In addition, more than 1,800 students are enrolled at one or more of the countys 13 performing arts schools and four performing music schools outside of the school programs. Recreation is also important to one boat ramp for every 689 courts, 9 football/multipurpose Park acreage in the county has 10,000 adults and children participating in one or more organized sports programs. they are going the county offers routes for commuters. The Clay County Transit System also offers paratransit trips that provide door-to-door service for medical appointments, available commute in the county is about 32 minutes. 4A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, May 24, 2018 BY ATHIE SANDERS Special to the Monitor participated in a coveredtheir clubhouse during the last meeting of the season. Gay Jean Triplett, second vicepresident; Linda Bailey, third vice-president; Marty Roscoe, recording secretary; Millie Beuning, treasurer. There is a 2020. annual scholarship program changed this year and presented a single scholarship in the amount of $1,500 rather than three $400 past. After attending graduation last year and observing the to give one larger scholarship needs the help, said Fiet. The scholarship Committee evaluates a combination of grades, extracurricular activities, to recognize someone that possibly does not receive a lot of but still meets our criteria, said Fiet. this year is Darius Merser, Interlachen High School. During the summer months the parties on the third and fourth second Fridays. For information call 352-5523441. (L-r) Sue Plaster, Millie Beuning, Treasurer; Marty Toscoe, recording secretary; Linda Bailey, third vice-president; Gay Jean Triplett, second vice-president; Wanda Madron, 171.00 112.49 217.29 249.50 169.50 99.50 of Starke110 W.Call Street Starke, FL 32091 904.964.5764 $249.50 $171.00 $217.29 $112.49 $103.00 $169.50 Reg. Price $499Reg. Price $295Reg. Price $395Reg. Price $199Reg. Price $215Reg. Price $339Sale Price $31899 Sale Price $18499 Sale Price $25499 Sale Price $12799 Sale Price $13899 Sale Price $21899 Price includes assembly Prices good through three months or older to have the animal vaccinated for rabies. documenting the vaccination and the administering veterinarian. Duties of division director director of the countys division of animal services to seize stray, dangerous, sick, neglected or feral animals. In addition, the division director, or his or her agents may seize animals that have not been vaccinated for rabies. The ordinance also authorizes the division director or his or her designees to enter unfenced, private property, except residential buildings, to carry authorizes the division director to investigate alleged violations of the countys animal control ordinance and to use reasonable force, including deadly force to protect any person, domestic animal or livestock from injury against imminent attack by an animal. Seizure by citizens allowed animals because of a violation rules. The animal must be seized and treated humanely, and the person seizing the animal must immediately turn it over to the countys division of animal services. Enforcement provisions infractions that violate its provisions. The most serious violations are animal cruelty, neglect, failure to restrain a seizure of an animal resulting in injury. Other violations include large, failure to vaccinate, failure to surrender an animal upon to remove an animal from the animal services facility. ANIMALS Continued from 1A Division of Animal Services Director Christina Sutherin, explains the countys new animal services ordinance to county commissioners. Image: Clay County Board of County Commissioners. REPORT Continued from 3A


Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, May 24, 2018 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer How does one retire without ever having worked? Steve Acree can tell you. Yes, for the past 40 years Acree had a job, most of it teaching PE at Hampton Elementary School. Take that word job and replace the b with a y, and youll understand Acrees sentiment. He enjoyed what he was doing. I just got lucky, he said. I just found something I loved to do. I never had to work a day in my life because I loved doing what I was doing. Acree, who is married to the former Sandy Friese a Bradford County native wished to express his thanks to so many people in Bradford. He said hes met a lot of great people, many of whom were less than 10 years old. Acree enjoys interacting with children and lending them an ear. The secret I found out with little kids is if you listen to them, and they know youre listening to them, theyll want to talk to you, Acree said. They have so much to say. He began his career in Bradford teaching math at Bradford Middle School in 1978. Elementary School the following year. It was in the mid-1980s when Acree began working in what he said was the best job anybody could have coaching PE at Hampton Elementary School. I was real fortunate to work there, Acree said. I met a lot of great people. Acree, whos taught the last 13 years at both Hampton and Brooker elementary schools, was basically doing his part to make school the positive experience he found it to be when he was a child. Loving school, Teaching at Hampton brought back memories for Acree. He found the school similar to the elementary school he went to in Archer. It was small, and he knew all the students and their parents. Some parents have gone through the experience of having to drag their kids out of bed to get them ready for school, but Acree makes it sound like he wasnt one of those children. I just loved the whole concept of school, he said. It was a social thing, but it was also a challenge to me to do good work. I always liked schoolwork. Archer children went to junior and senior high school in Newberry. It was there Acree met his mentor in PE Coach every morning to do push-ups and pull-ups in the wet grass. soccer, wrestling, badminton and ping-pong. He taught us everything, Acree said. That guy was probably the best teacher I ever had. Approximately 10 years ago, Acree wondered what happened up teaching at Middle Tennessee State University. Acree contacted he was the reason he became a PE coach. I do the same things he did, Acree said. Though teaching PE was his goal, Acree did not start out in teaching job, though, brought him to the county where he spent the duration of his career. Acree was tutoring math as an intern at North Marion Middle School when he received a call from a friend of his at Bradford Middle School. The school had an opening for a math teacher. Acree applied for the position and was hired by Principal Jesse Moore. He took a lot of math courses in college and enjoyed doing math, but Acree got what he really wanted the following year when he successfully applied to Ive always loved teaching PE. Thats my thing, Acree said. The UF graduate laughed at interview for the position. I walked into his room, and theres all this Georgia Bulldog stuff on the wall, Acree said. I was like, Oh, I dont know if this is going to work. It did work and worked especially well in that he got to work alongside another PE teacher in Robert Eddins. When theres two people, its a whole lot better than one, Acree said. Even though he enjoyed what to work as a substitute in Alachua County (he lived in Gainesville). I kind of lost my mind and quit working for four months, he said. He eventually returned to Then, in 1985, came the job at the school that was so special to him. Acree said Connie Clark, who was the principal at Hampton Elementary, called him during the summer of 1985, saying he wanted him to come teach PE at Hampton Elementary. Steve Acree says he got lucky to be able to do what he loves 1990s.


2B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, May 24, 2018 T h e h i r i n g o f a l a w y e r i s a n i m p o r t a n t d e c i s i o n t h a t s h o u l d n o t b e b a s e d s o l e l y u p o n a d v e r t i s e m e n t s B e f o r e y o u d e c i d e a s k u s t o s e n d y o u i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t o u r q u a l i f i c a t i o n s a n d e x p e r i e n c e 964-4810 Western WearPur pleHwy. 301 S. Starke GATOR IIFARM SUPPLY Congratulations to the class of 2018 We wish you all a bright & Happy Future. Mens Shirts 20 % t0 30 % off Belts, Buckles, and Wallets 25 % off Hats 20 % off Mens and Ladies Boots 15 % Large selection to choose from) Ladies Blouses 10 % to 40 % off Jeans 20 % to 25 % off The rest, as they say, is history. I went up there and got my dream job, Acree said. He said the great thing about the Hampton job was that he wasnt an all-day PE teacher. as teaching math or reading, or working in the computer lab. After 10 a.m., he would start his PE duties. Its been a great job, Acree said. I didnt have to stay outside all day long for PE every day. Acree said when he went to the school, people from the city of Hampton were in the Telegraph quite a bit for a variety of arrests. He described Hampton as an outlaw town back then. I was actually teaching kids whose parents were in prison for drug deals and stuff like that, Acree said. These kids were great. They all wanted to play and have a good time. Acrees tenure at Hampton outlasted those outlaw days. Hes had the opportunity to coach children and grandchildren of former students. Youll see kids, and theyre just like their parents in some way, Acree said. Its just fun. Ive just had so much fun out at Hampton all these years. Acrees had the pleasure of teaching all four of his children at Hampton, with his youngest brother Kevin at Bradford Middle School next year. Acree has two grown children as well: Stephanie, whos a lawyer in Washington, D.C., and Spencer, who delivers food and works as a stand-up comic in Gainesville. That was really cool, teaching my own kids, Acree said. It was 13 years ago that Superintendent of Schools Harry Hatcher told Acree hed be taking on the role of PE teacher at Brooker Elementary school, too. Acree was told it wouldnt be permanent, but hes still working at both. I knew the handwriting was on the wall, Acree said. They were going to save that money and let me do two schools. The situation wasnt ideal, but hes enjoyed being around each schools students. Its turned out pretty well, Acree said. The kids at Brooker are sort of like the kids at Hampton. Through the years, Acree has wanted to accomplish one thing with his students helping theyre good at and can take pride in. Children had lots of thing in Acrees classes. What I found out with kids is if you just give them as many different kinds of activities as one thing that kid can be good at, Acree said. Then you can build on it. Some of them are just scared to do stuff. If you can theyll just start to grow. Theyll blossom. Acree remembered one student who wasnt very good at jumping rope. Yet she practiced and practiced, getting to the point where she won the jump rope event in her age group at day. She then followed that up by winning the event at the county Its always a thrill when a child calls out to Acree to watch him or her do something successfully. I get to be there for their moment, he said. I get to be the parent of all of these children moment. Hes enjoyed meeting the children he taught when theyre adults, seeing and hearing about the successes theyve had in life. The memory of one such meeting is especially emotional for Acree. A student, as part of a class assignment, wrote about how he was her favorite teacher. Acree still has the paper she wrote, which concludes with the following: He is the best teacher. He is never ever never ever mean. One day after that, the student told Acree she was being abused by her stepfather. He called the Department of Children and Families to report the incident. He never saw the student again until about 12 years later. He was at Shands Hospital when a nurse approached him and told him, You saved my life. It was that same student. She grew up to have a life she can be proud of a life she didnt expect to have thanks to someone who cared. Thats what students want, Acree said. People say kids have changed. They havent changed. They still want to be loved, Acree said, adding, They still want someone who cares and gives them leadership. Not seeing the faces of the children every day will be quite a change. Hell miss the smiles and those a-ha moments. Thats going to be the hardest part, Acree said in regard to retirement. Can I do without that? away from a job that never felt like a job. for Clay County event BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Park High School junior who used to live in Starke, was chosen as the senior division winner of the poster contest for Clay Countys annual Concert on the Green, which will take place this Sunday, May 27, at 4 p.m. at St. Johns Country Day School in Orange Park. Hilliards design, entitled Clarinet Celebration, will be poster and will be printed on the front cover of the programs. Her poster was also displayed at the Clay County Fair and is currently on display at the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts until Friday, May 25. Firstthrough third-place awards were presented in senior, junior and elementary divisions, with two students receiving honorable mention in each division as well. Joann Mason, a sixth-grade student at Keystone Heights McRae Elementary, placed second in the elementary division with a design entitled Echoing Sounds. All student winners will be recognized and presented with prizes at Concert on the Green. Hilliard, who moved to Orange Park from Starke two years ago with her grandmother, Cathy Wood, received a $500 scholarship for being her divisions winner. Her poster design, which features a line of music from Tchaikovskys The Year of 1812, which is better known as The 1812 Overture. The overture is played every year at Concert on the Green. Concert on the Greens principal purpose is to provide music and visual art scholarship opportunities to Clay County students through the organization of the annual event. The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra will perform at this years event, along with various local bands. Concert on the Green also features childrens activities, food trucks and a For more information on Concert on the Green, please visit LeAnn Hilliard, who used to live in Starke and attend Bradford County Schools, was chosen as the senior division poster winner for Clay Countys annual Concert on the Green. Her design is featured on the BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Malcom Odom earned a Butler Middle School track athletes in all competing at the May 12 Florida Youth Running Association State Championship in Bradenton. occurred in the 200m, which he ran in a time of 22.96.


Thursday, May 24, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 3B Dr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANDr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain NEED RELIEF FROM:Call Dr. BerryServing the Area for more than29 YearsCall Dr. BerryServing the Area for more than29 Years Katelyn J. Taylor, Esq. Taylor Law Firm P.A. Family Law Attorney Divorce Child Custody Child Support Property Distribution Spousal Support Modifications of Final Judgment Relocation Paternity Domestic Violence (352) 473-8088420 S. Lawrence Blvd., Keystone Heights, Florida 32656 (904) 964-8840 | 230 S Temple Ave, Starke, FL 32091 | Managing Editor Bradford Middle School students sent an 8-year-old cancer patient on a Disney cruise Monday afternoon with a pep rally and magic show, highlighted with the schools administrators wearing a 13-foot Burmese python around their necks. Elementary school between Baldwin and Callahan. His father said that a little over a year ago, his son started complaining of headaches and pain in his arms and legs. I took him to the emergency room three different times and was wasnt going to take no for an answer. Ever since then, weve been dealing with treatments, Paul Middle School Principal John Green said that while leading service project that his students could unify under and rally around. Four years ago, he found the answer with Dreams Come True: a cruises. something every single human being can rally behind. So, we The parties have gotten bigger, and bigger, and better, and better, and better. Weve kind of perfected it. Green said students raised the funds, primarily through a campaign provided by Ocala-based Country Meats, which provides a beef jerky-like snack for students to sell. The fundraising company and the school split the proceeds 50-50. The Harry Potter-themed party in the middle school gym included cheers from the schools cheerleaders and music from the band and chorus. Orange Park illusionist Dave Paxton entertained the students a snake around his neck if the students met their fundraising goal. After prodding by the student body, Assistant Principal Carla Dicks also donned the 13-foot, 75-pound Burmese python, named Xena. You cant say no if they chant your name, she said. Martin Odom also competed placing ninth overall and fourth among fellow middle school runners with a time of 23.61. Martin Odom also placed second among middle school runners in the 400m with a overall. Malcom Odom ran a time of 53.78 in the 400m. The 4x400m relay team of Brycen Boney, Malcom Odom, Martin Odom and Hunter Vedder placed ninth overall and sixth among middle schools with a time of 3:49./77. Vedder competed in the 100m 17.55. Butlers lone girls participant. She competed in the shot put, 7.5.


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He was a lifelong resident of Starke; he was baptized at Hope Baptist Church and he attended Bradford County High School. Prior to retirement, he worked as a meter technician. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by: two children, Monica Ann Akridge and Darren Lee Akridge. Survivors are: his wife of 56 years, Gwendolyn (Wynn) Akridge, and son, Shawn Eddie (Edna) Akridge, both of Starke; seven siblings, Edgar George Akridge of Keystone Heights, Eula Mae Crews of Jacksonville, Emmett Akridge, Alma Packham, Elaine Crawford, and Allen Akridge, all of Starke and Jean Readyhough of Live Oak; six grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; and many other family members. A reception was held May 22 at the home of Allen and Elaine Crawford, Starke. Graveside services were held May 23 with Mr. Allen Crawford Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Starke. Nestor Bertotto Hugo Skip Bertotto, 86, of Keystone Heights died at Haven Hospice E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville Thursday, May 17, 2018. He was born May 31, 1931 in Teaneck, New Jersey and served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Prior to retirement, he had been employed as a bus driver. He was preceded in death by: mother, Olga (Puccini) Bertotto; Bertotto; and daughter, Kathy Mathias. He is survived by: children, Gail Bauman of Tallahassee, Shari Smith and James Bertotto of Keystone Heights and Trude Smyth of Secaucus, New Jersey; his girlfriend of 18 years, Yvonne Johnson of Gulfport; and numerous grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, May 25 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, follow at the American Legion Post 202 in Keystone Heights. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. Mildred Crawford LAKE BUTLER Mildred Crawford, 89, of Lake Butler passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Baya Point Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility. Mildred was born to the late Willie and Pearlie Croft on May 11, 1929 in Union County. Mildred was a co-owner of C & L Farm Center in Providence. Mildred also worked as the layaway manager at K-Mart. Mildred was a very hard worker, and she was always a friendly person. Mildred is preceded in death by: her beloved husband, L.J. Crawford; two brothers, Wilford Croft and Freeman Croft; one sister, NinaLee Johns; and one grandson, Alvin Vinny Andrews. She leaves her beloved family to cherish her memory. Mildred is survived by: two sons, George Parrish and Don (Patricia) Parrish; two daughters, Linda Andrews Scott and Charlotte (Ray) Townsend; two brothers, Travis Croft and Randolph Croft. She is survived by 14 grandchildren and several greatgrandchildren. A funeral service was held on May 21 at Archer Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. For more information, please call (386)496-2008. Kirstie Ellington LAKE BUTLER Kirstie Shannon Ellington, died on Friday, May 18, 2018. She was born Jan. 25, 1974, in Lawton, Oklahoma. She spent most of her life in Texas, 28 years here in Florida. Shannon had many talents and interests. She had a special love for horses. She began riding at nine months of age. Shannon is preceded in death by: her grandparents, Reverend Cecil Bass and Mary Catherine Bass. Shannon leaves her beloved family to cherish her memory. Shannon is survived by: her husband, Garrett Ellington; four daughters, Bailee Peeples, Maddee Peeples, Cheyenne Peeples, and Tess Ellington; her mother, Glenda Kerr; father, Loyd Kerr; one sister, Bobbi (Shane) Powell; one brother, Alan (Rachel) Kerr; two nieces, Cora Jane Cooper and Realan Kerr; two nephews, Cameron Leidy Stacks, Lea Voyles, Betty Bass, Lottie Norman, all of Mississippi;. father and mother-in-law, Ricky and Mel Ellington; and one brother-inlaw, Garth Ellington. Shannon was loved by many, and she will be missed. A funeral service was held in Shannons honor on May 23, at Archer Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, with graveside to follow at Mt. Zion cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. For more information, please call (386)496-2008. Sherry Herrin YULEE Sherry L. Herrin, 75, of Yulee passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May 16, 2018. She was born Jan. 26, 1943 in Starke to the late Horace and Ola Mae (Andrews) Redding. She was a homemaker and member of Evergreen Baptist Church in Lawtey. Along with her parents, her brother, Richard Redding preceded her in death. She is survived by: her husband of 51 years, Mathew Herrin of Yulee; children, Cindy (Jimmy) Andrews of Anniston, Alabama and Jeff Herrin of Yulee; sisters, Sue (Ron) Kimbrell of Starke and Vivian Johns of Jacksonville; two granddaughters and two greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held May 19 in the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Starke. Etna King STARKE Etna Faye Chancey King, 76, of Starke, died Friday, May 11, 2018 at Shands Hospital. She was born in Patterson, Georgia on May 24, 1941, and was the daughter of the late Mauldin and Dorothy Chancey. She lived most of her life in Starke. She worked as a cosmetologist. She was a long-time member of Heilbronn Springs Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by: brother, Lyndell Chancey, and sister, Anita Chancey. Survivors include: her husband of 58 years, James Lowell King of Starke; son, Barry (Stephanie) King of Patterson, Georgia; son, Shannon (Debbie) King of Starke; sister, Charlotte Chancey Thrift of Patterson; brother-in-law, Jerome (Marie) King of Fayetteville, North Carolina; nine grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; and many other family members. A home going celebration took place May 19 at Heilbronn Springs Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. Mary Lee FLORAHOME Mary L. Lee, age 83, of Florahome, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018 at NFRMC in Gainesville. She was born July 24, 1934 in Lawtey to the late John Darby and Gladys (Carter) Gaskins. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a technician for Continental Telephone Company and was a faithful member of Heilbronn Springs Baptist Church. Her husband of 61 years, James Walter Lee and her sister, Melba Williams preceded her in death. Mrs. Lee is survived by: her children, Michael (Darlene Stacil) Lee of Starke; a daughter, Nancy (Ray) Norman of Lawtey; a sister Linda (Glenn) Norman of Keystone Heights. Also left behind are three grandchildren, Christopher Lee of Billings, Montana, Jason Lee of Winter Haven and Jared Lee of Montreal, Canada; as well as four great-grandchildren, Carson, Cadence, Olivia and Eric. Services were held May 23 at Heilbronn Springs Baptist Church with Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Ray Norman, 5816 NW 230th St. Lawtey, FL 32058. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke 904-964-6200 Judy NesSmith on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the Haven-Suwannee Valley Hospice Care Center in Lake City after an extended illness. She was born on Jan. 24, 1944 to the late George and Jewell Johnson. She was a restaurant manager for many years and has lived in the Groveland, Lake Butler and White Springs areas most of her life. She is preceded in death by: her husband of 38 years, John Joe NesSmith; step-sons, Tony and Timmy NesSmith; brother, William Bill Johnson; sisters, Sadie Lewis and Melba Wilbanks. She is survived by: sons, Gordon (Karen) Jennings of Folkston, Georgia, Michael (Marie) Jennings of Worthington Springs; and stepson, David (Rolan) NesSmith of Denver, Colorado; daughters, Joei (Jeff) Ogburn of Lake City, Crystal Jennings (Newell) Cantrell of MacClenny; and step-daughter, Diane Waters of Lake City; brother, Lawrence Johnson of Groveland; sisters, Leona Davis of Gray, Georgia and Peggy Sykes of Louisiana; 25 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted on May 21 in the Oak Grove Cemetery Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Lake City. Rusty Riles LAWTEY Rusty Riles of Lawtey passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018. He was a member of Christs Church of Starke (Lester Austin). He used his knowledge of well drilling and pump repair to serve Bradford, Baker, Duval, Clay and other nearby community members. He had a well drilling license in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama (D. R. Riles Well Drilling, LLC). Rustys passion for the Lord inspired him to compose writings that he shared with friends, family, community members, acquaintances, individuals in jail and prison, and many whom he never knew. He was known for his incredible storytelling about his life and adventures. He loved the outdoors and spent his early years as an avid hunter in Chimney Road Hunting Club in Hilliard, Florida. He loved people and had a unique respect for diversity in the world. Mr. Riles is survived by: his wife, Corinna, of 25 years; daughter, Ashliegh Riles; brother, John (Debbie) Riles; three sisters, Linda (Steve) von Eberstein, Sue (Gene) Teeter, and Nancy Roberson; father-in-law, Pepe Panganiban; brother-in-law, Joseph Panganiban; and sister-in-law, Kim Ryals (Carl Watson); his two treasured nephews, John (Kim) Riles Jr., and Jessie (Jenny) Riles. He had many nieces and grand nieces, grand nephews, and other family members and friends who will also miss him dearly. A Life Celebration / Memorial Service is planned for May 30th, in Jacksonville at Diamond D Ranch (Normandy Blvd.) at 11 am. All are welcome to help the family commemorate how Rustys life impacted theirs. Kenneth Scarborough Kenneth Lamar Scarborough, 80, of Huntsville, passed away May 12, 2018, at Fayetteville, Arkansas. Kenneth was born Oct. 17, 1937, at Lake Butler. He was a coach who loved sports, and a math teacher who taught thousands of students all over the US, including Florida, Alaska, Texas and Arkansas. Kenneth was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting spiritually brought a number of people to the Lord and preached to thousands. Kenneth was preceded in death by: his mother, Myrtle Scarborough; his wife, Karen Scarborough; and one son, Joe Scarborough. He is survived by: two daughters, Melissa (Lyndall) Watkins of Huntsville, and Diane Holder of Newberry; two sons, David (Mary) Scarborough, and Dean (Nancy) Scarborough, all of Gainsville; two sisters, Linda (Kenneth) Parrish of Lake Butler, and Christine (Roger) Blackwelder of Lake City; ten grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 16 in the Bruce Brashears Memorial Kim Williams, Lynn Jackson, Shane Battaile, Derrek Wood, and Marcos Arrangements are in care of Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory. Myrtle Shaw died Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Windsor Health & Rehabilitation Center in Starke. She was a homemaker and a member of Gadara Baptist Church and preceded in death by her husband, Edmund; and two sons, Edmund Jr. and Bradley. She is survived by: her daughter, Rosellen Virginia Hatch of Keystone Heights; brother, James Henry Elliott of Los Angeles; four grandchildren; Graveside services will be held 1:00 pm Tuesday, May 29 at Florida entrusted to Forest Meadows Funeral Home, Gainesville. Ricky Terry GRAHAMRicky Allen Terry, 56, of Graham died on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 26, 1961 to the late Julian Terry and Barbara Hatcher Williams. Shortly after graduating high school, he joined the United States Army. Following his discharge from the military, he worked preceded in death by: his parents; and his wife, Evelyn Terry. He is survived by: daughter, Tabitha (Charles) Moore of Gainesville, Georgia; brother, Charles Scott (Jennifer) Goodin of Blanchester, Ohio; sisters, Nina Jean Goodin of West Union, Ohio, Judy Filson of Wilmington, Ohio, Beverly (Doug) Evermann of Blanchester, Vickie Cook of Wilmington, Sue (Russell) Popp of Dayton, Ohio, and Jackie (Steve) Feirl of Blanchester; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Ohio. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. To the Editor Report of Memorial Day Services, Schedule of Events. Post 56 of the American Legion, Starke will observe Memorial Day Service on Wednesday 30 May 2018 instead of Monday 28 May 2018, observing Memorial Day as proclaimed in our history and not on a day to celebrate a long weekend. Memorial Day was originally proclaimed by General John Logan, National Commander of the Guard Army of the Republic graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National holiday changed from honoring Civil War to honoring Americans and was set as 30 May for the observance. Our observance will be a solemn observation of the day and will be held at 10 am on Wednesday at Charlie Schaefer Veterans Memorial Park on East Call Street. Our guest speaker for this years observance will Frederick J. Flatery, USA who is currently stationed at NAS Jacksonville. At the conclusion of the services, Post 56 Veterans will dedicate to the public our newly


The following individuals were arrested recently by local law Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties. BRADFORD Mark Alan Andrews, 42, of Keystone Heights, was arrested May 17 by Bradford deputies on an out-of-county warrant. Tahlia Quantanece Banks, 20, of Jacksonville, was arrested May 17 by Starke marijuana and two counts of possession of drug equipment. Helena Marie Bath, 42, of Starke, was arrested May possession of marijuana. Grace Marie Biggs, 23, of Middleburg, was arrested possession of marijuana and possession of cocaine. Dustin Ryan Brower, 23, of Melrose, was arrested May 19 by Bradford deputies for battery. Clarence Edward Desue, 45, of Starke, was arrested May 18 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. Mitchell Terry Durrance, 31, of Brooker, was arrested May 20 by Bradford deputies on an out-of-county warrant. Anthony Dwayne French, 55, of Starke, was arrested May 17 for violation of probation, possession of drug equipment and impersonation. Marion Russel Gatlin, 42, of Hampton, was arrested shoplifting and violation of probation. Tiffany Desiree Georgsson, 22, of Keystone Heights, was arrested May 15 by Bradford deputies for a moving burglary. Jeffrey Carl Goodman, 30, of Starke, was arrested May 15 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear and violation of probation. Kade Payton Haug, 20, of out-of-county warrant. Joshua William Johnson, 27, of Keystone Heights, was arrested May 20 by Bradford deputies for battery. of Starke, was arrested May 19 by Bradford deputies for withholding support. possession of drug equipment. Manning, Randall Eugene, 36, of Hampton, was arrested May 19 by Bradford deputies for three counts of violation of probation. arrested May 22 by Starke drugs. Alexis Danielle McGahee, 33, of Jacksonville, was arrested May 19 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana. Gregory Bernard Merricks, 29, of Starke, was arrested May 22 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. Merriwhether, 29, of Starke, was arrested May 20 by intoxication. Michael William Palmer, 19, of Starke, was arrested May 15 by Bradford deputies for battery-touch or strike/ domestic and kidnap-false imprisonment/domestic. Kirstin, Steven Sconiers, 34, of Orlando, was arrested May 15 by Bradford deputies for aggravated stalking following, harassing or cyberstalking with credible threat to a person. According to a BCSO Joseph Silverstein and Sgt. Russell Gordon were dispatched to Florida State Prison in Raiford on May 9 in reference to threatening/ harassing phone calls to an employee of FSP. On arrival, they met with the victim who told them that she had received a threatening letter at her home address, dated Jan. 10, 2018, from the suspect and former inmate Kirstin Sconiers. The letter indicated that the inmate wanted to have an intimate relationship with the victim when he got out in 70 days. The return address was Santa Rosa Correctional Institution in Milton. The letter was reported and no other contact occurred until earlier that day (May 10) when Sconiers called and asked to speak to the warden. He was told that the warden was busy and he hung up. He called again and asked to speak with Dr. Kort. The secretary did not have the extension for Dr. Kort and she offered to connect him with mental health facility. After transferring the call, she received a transfer back and recognized it as coming from the same phone number. The caller said he had a message Sconiers and as a former inmate, giving his DC number. He advised that he was in he wanted to complain that in the medical facility and that the victim was covering up the beatings. He said the NAACP would be coming after the prison and bring the whole place down.. He said to tell the victim that he knew where she lived and provided the address. His call was transferred to the assistant warden, to whom he made vulgar statements and then hung up. Several more calls were made to the medical facility by the number called from. He made statements such as tell everyone I had relations with (the victim) and she gave me her address while I was there, and Im coming after her and her family. When pressed for more information he hung up. Because of Sconiers statements and his violent history, the victim was in fear for the safety of her family and herself. Both she and the secretary gave sworn statements of both incidents and a case number was issued was forwarded to the State A warrant was issued by the Bradford County State Attorney and Sconiers was arrested on the warrant and transferred from the Orange County Jail to the Bradford County Jail without incident. Amy Michelle Sellers, 39, of Florahome, was arrested May 21 by Bradford deputies for battery and possession of drugs within 1,000 of a college -methamphetamine. of Starke, was arrested May 17 by Bradford deputies for of drug equipment and child neglect. of Keystone Heights, was arrested May 20 by Bradford violation driving with a revoked or suspended license. Robert Dale Taylor, 56, of Keystone Heights, was arrested May 21 by Bradford violation driving with a revoked or suspended license. Robert Dalton Thornton, 32, of Hawthorne, was arrested driving with a revoked or suspended license. Jeanie Renee Waters, 23, of Gainesville, was arrested May 18 by Bradford deputies driving with a revoked or suspended license. Patti Sue Williams, 42, of Starke, was arrested May 20 by Bradford deputies for possession of drug equipment, possession of cocaine and smuggling contraband into a prison. UNION COUNTY Daronte Jawaun Corbitt, 24, of Starke, was arrested May 16 by Union deputies on a Union Count warrant for felony violation of probation. Alice Faye Crawford, 51, May 20 by Union deputies for battery touch or strike. Christopher Joseph Gordon, arrested May 16 by Union deputies on a Union County warrant for felony violation of probation. Jerry Ryan Jones, 21, of May 17 by Union deputies on a Union County warrant for felony violation of probation. Two Jacksonville women are in custody after being caught trying to smuggle contraband into the RMS Main Unit on May 19. Union Deputy David Gladding responded to the RMS on May 19 in reference to a female attempting to introduce contraband into the prison. According to the arrest report, when he arrived at the scene he made contact with two were present with Jocelyn Prettyman Haywood. While conducting a pat-down search on Haywood, she said she could feel an object between her thighs. Haywood later admitted that she had a cell phone between her legs and was attempting to bring it to an inmate. While conducting that investigation, Gladding received information that another person had contraband either on her person or in her vehicle. The witness said she had gotten a ride to the prison with Genaine Sandy and that she had contraband in her vehicle. Sandy was contacted and denied having any contraband on her person or in her vehicle. She provided black BMW and a search was conducted. In the trunk of the car, black and green beach bag containing multiple packs of cigarettes, eight cell phones, two of which were wrapped in electrical tape, cling wrap, quart sized zip lock baggies, commonly used for narcotics, a can of chewing tobacco and a scale. In the passenger side corner of the trunk, three items were recovered, all of which were wrapped in electrical tape. Upon opening the items, they were found to contain a green, leafy substance was found that was believed to be K2, an illegal narcotic. The substance from all three packages was weighed and totaled 44 grams. After being restrained and read her rights, Sandy said she had no idea the items were located in her trunk. She said she had given a ride to a woman who she knew was going to try to bring contraband into the prison, but she did not want to get into anyones business. She said when she realized that the woman had been caught she removed the womans purse from her trunk. She admitted that the black and green bag was hers, but said the woman must have put the items into it. Jocelyn Prettyman Haywood, 43, of Jacksonville, was arrested May 19 by Union deputies for smuggling contraband into a prison cellular phone/portable communications. Genaine Terrace Sandy, 33, of Jacksonville, was arrested May 19 by Union deputies for smuggling contraband into a prison controlled substance and six counts of smuggling contraband into a prison cellular phone/portable communication. James D. Willis, 32, of May 15 by Union deputies for burglary of a structure or conveyance, unarmed, without a person inside and larceny theft is $300 or more but not more than $5,000. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS AND LAKE REGION Ashley Marie Baribeau, 23, of Keystone Heights, was arrested May 11 by Clay deputies for simple domestic battery. of Iowa, was arrested May 9 by Clay deputies for breach of peace/disorderly conduct/ 24, of Keystone Heights, was arrested May 13 by Clay deputies for simple battery domestic. 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6B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, May 24, 2018 Special to the TelegraphTimes-Monitor On Thursday, May 18, Union County (1A) and P.K. Yonge (4A) each traveled to Keystone Heights (4A) for this years Spring Football Jamboree. The evening would consist of three halves, each consisting of two 10-minute quarters. The victory over the Blue Wave, 21-7, with the Tigers doing the same, 6-0 in the second half. The host-school battling the Union County to a 0-0 tie. Things kicked off with Keystone (4-6 a year ago) taking on PK (2-7 in 2017). With no live kicking game for the night, then took over at their own 25-yard line. They then went right to work with their potent rushing attack out of the wing formation. Taylor Vojnowski and Ty Friedlin traded carries Friedlin took it to the house from 39 yards out to put Keystone up 7-0 with 5:55 remaining in the opening quarter. The Blue Wave started the ensuing drive from their own 35, but a big pass breakup from freshman defensive back Colton Tibbetts and a tackle for a loss by junior defensive lineman Dad Dodd forced a three-and-out and after a PK punt, the Indians would take over at their own 43. After a Vojnowski 16yard run put the Tribe into Wave territory, freshman quarterback Gage Stevens hit freshman wide receiver Sterling Roberts on a and-goal just inside the 10. A few plays later Vojnowski took it in for the score on fourth-and-goal from the one. After sophomore kicker Anthony Brisenos extra point, Keystone led 14-0 with PK quarterback Denotae Mavin botched a hand-off to open the next drive, resulting in a ten-yard loss, but on the next play he was able to scramble out Blue Wave. Still, they would then go the wrong direction and have to punt it back to Keystone on fourth-and-22. Vojnowski and Friedlin went back to work, with Vojnowski hauling in an 18yard reception to take it to the Blue Wave 30. A bit of a melee ensued around the 10-yard line resulting in offsetting penalties before Friedlin would punch it in from inches out on third down to put the home side up 21-0 with 2:24 remaining in the contest. It was the sophomores second trip to paydirt on the evening. With everything over except for the crying, Mavin threw up a prayer, and it was answered when Jacari Byrd at the nine-yard line. Israel Wilcox took it in from the nine on the next play to give P.K. Yonge their only score of the night. The clock would prove to be the only thing that could stop Keystone in the contest as the game would then end in a 21-7 Keystone Heights Victory. With only a ten-minute break in between halves, the Tigers (6-5 last season) had to warm up quick to face the already battle tested Blue Wave. On the opening drive, senior middle linebacker Allan McClellon came up with a big 10-yard sack of Mavin forcing PK to punt it away. Unfortunately, the Union County returners did not get back deep enough in time and the punt went over their heads and bounced all the way down to the Tiger 17. In stepped new Tiger quarterback Anthony Hendrieth. The Junior was making the transition from the hardwood Yonge lineman Justin Conklin. Keystones Kaleb Yonge. Anthony Hendrieth looks for a receiver. Andrew Cox rolls out of the pocket. Yonge player are Keystone Murphy, Trey Horton and


to the gridiron and seeing the career. Head coach Ronny Pruitt would later say that Hendrieth practicing for three weeks. he handed off to junior Jalen Watkins for three yards. Union downs on the drive before a holding call backed them up then Watkins was stuffed on a fourthand-one play from the Tiger 44. PK took over from their own 37 but went three-and-out and had to punt it right back. On the ensuing drive, UCHS was again able to begin to matriculate the ball down the down on fourth-and-11 before a Watkins fumble was recovered by the Wave to give the ball back to PK. Thats when Junior defensive end Agelu NuNu woke the crowd up with a huge hit six Wave were forced to punt it away once again. This time Union County would not be denied, taking over the ball at the 49 with 6:07 remaining in the contest. After would turn on the Jets and race 38 yards for the score. The twopoint conversion would fail, but the Tigers still led 6-0 with 3:42 left. P.K. Yonge tried to make a game out of it, but Union County would stop them on fourth down with 57 seconds remaining and go on to the 6-0 victory. With each squad coming undefeated, the Indians and the Tigers would play to see who wins the night, but there would be no victor on the evening as zone prior to the clock hitting :00. Union County would completely control the clock in quarter on their opening drive get the stop on fourth down at the 10-yard line. The Tribe took over to open the second quarter but would only run seven plays before Friedlin punted the ball ball over the Tigers heads all the way down to the 20. Union County would drive to the Indians 39 but with 8.5 seconds left, Josh Hughes came up with the stop and then each team would have to settle with 1-0-1 records for the night, while P.K. Yonge went 0-2 on the evening. Both Pruitt and Keystone head coach Chuck Dickinson seemed pleased with their teams efforts on the evening. Dickinson even said he did not mind only having the evening because, It gave us a chance to get a good look at the defense. We have a lot of new guys and there were some missed assignments but that is to be expected at this point. Overall they played well. Pruitt said that he saw what he needed to, but it was a costly Spring junior center John Manning breaking his thumb, but he said, Hopefully he will be back as a senior when the regular season starts. He went on to add that It is always nice to play a full night of football without allowing a score, but there is still plenty to work on. Thursday, May 24, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 7B 40 Notices EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. 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8B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, May 24, 2018 Managing Editor Weir Thursday night with a 2216 win over the Hurricane near Belleview. The two coaches agreed to play backups and allow the clock to run in the fourth quarter. Jeremiah Vaughn led the Tornadoes in rushing with 105 yards on 13 carries. Jackson Smith and Erric Smith each ran for Bradford touchdowns and with Jackson Smith tallying 42 yards and Erric Smith 27. Bradford Coach Brian Tomlinson said his main goal of the game was to get his players on video, so he could evaluate them over the summer. after the game. We got to see what we did right, what we did well, and mistakes that we made season. He also said spring practice was valuable in getting inexperienced players some playing time. Weve got a lot of players playing and a lot of guys whove never played before so to see them out there playing Im excited for what we have coming up this season, he said. Tomlinson said he feels good about the teams skilled positions but sees work ahead for linemen. We have some play makers that I think can do some things, he said. I think some of the things we need to work on is some stuff up front but I think come back in the Fall.