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USPS 114-170 Keystone Heights, Florida Thursday, June 21, 2018 45 th Year 7 th Issue 75 CENTS Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication 904-964-6305 904-964-8628 Clay commissioners approve school security agreements Lake Region residents express support for Black Creek project BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Save Our Lakes members Webb Farber, Pat Welsh and Vivian Katz all expressed support for the Black Creek Water Resource Development Project, during the June 12 meeting of the St. Johns River Water Management District. The Black Creek project will capture up to 10 million gallons Black Creek South Fork during pumped through a transmission system toward Camp Blanding in the Keystone Heights area and discharged to an Upper Floridan aquifer recharge system and into Alligator Creek. Farber pointed out that based on current water use projections, the Black Creek project alone will not keep pace with increases in water use. He showed board members a chart of historical water use in Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Putnam and St. Johns counties over the past 50 years, in addition to forecasted water use in those same six counties through the year 2035. According to the forecast, water consumption in the sixcounty area will increase from 284 million gallons a day in 2015 to 379 million gallons a day in 2025. Thats an additional 95 million gallons a day for those six counties, he said. The Black Creek project is weve heard estimates of eight million gallons a day that it can recharge. That would take a dozen Black Creek projects to which is only about a decadeand-a-half from now. Farber used the same data to question the methodology used by district staff in calculating levels for lakes Brooklyn and Geneva. He said that over the past 50 years, water use among the six counties was lowest during 2011 through 2015 and it is that time period that the staff used to calculate MFLs for the two Keystone-area lakes. The point in time used for this evaluation is right there between 2011 and 2015 at the top of the bar charts, he said. That just happens to be the lowest point in the last 50 years on this page. Weve wondered about that, whether thats really a good data point to use. Pat Welsh told board members he endorsed the conclusions Farber expressed and added that recharging the aquifer is the main goal of the Black Creek project. In past meetings he has told the board the lakes in and around Keystone Heights is one of only two recharge areas for the Floridan Aquifer. The other is in the Valdosta, Georgia-area. I have been in front of you many times saying, Recharge, Recharge Recharge. he told the board. As more and more population moves into North Florida, recharge is our answer. Save Our Lakes President Vivian Katz told board members that when some residents expressed opposition to the project, her organization did not respond. We gave them time to hopefully get educated, she said. Then Irma hit, and there was just really kind of no point in us pitting our community against theirs. It just kind of seemed a moot point, so I have stayed out of the fray. Katz also said that recent media coverage about the Black Creek project, which she characterized as negative, has prompted Save Our Lakes to speak up. In March, Bradford County to run against Rep. Bobby Payne. The Palatka Republican helped guide funding for the Black Creek project through the Florida House in 2017 and 2018. Still has called the project a boondoggle. I get concerned when I see people who use something like this to get a platform to get elected, Katz told the board. In other news from the June meeting of the St. Johns River Water Management District board meeting: Save Our Lakes member Webb Farber displayed a chart to the St. Johns River Water Management District board showing water consumption growing to 379 million gallons a day in 2035 in the six counties surrounding the Lake Region. See WATER, 2A BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Clay County Commissioners, during their June 12 meeting, approved two school security contracts with the school commissioners agreed to supply countys junior high schools through September 30 for a sum of $245,878. The county commissioners and the school board had already agreed that the county would supply SROs to the school districts eight high schools for $530,500 through September 30. In the second agreement, the school board agrees to pay the county $1.9 million for districts eight high schools and four junior high schools. In May, the school board voted to hire its own security guards for its 27 elementary schools at a cost of $1.2 million a year. Sheriff Darryl Daniels told the school board that it would cost the district $5.6 million a year to put deputies in the 27 primary schools. County commissioners have also allocated $1.8 million to supply new school resource other equipment. In other news from the June 12 meeting of the Clay County Board of County Commissioners: Commissioners approve distasteful settlement Commissioners approved a $75,000 settlement with Fleming Island resident Robin Tyson resulting from two separate slip and fall incidents: one occurring at Ronnie Van Zant Park and the second on a sidewalk along Harbor Lake Drive in Fleming Island. The countys lawyer in the case: Vincent F. Iacono, told commissioners that a mediator could not reach an agreement between the two parties, and that in Iaconos opinion, the $75,000 settlement was in the countys best interest. He said that Tyson claimed she tripped over a concealed hole at the park, suffering three fractures in her leg and ankle. In the second claim, Tyson was travelling in a wheelchair when its wheels got caught in a crack or joint in the pathway. The second accident resulted in a fracture of her pinky, and ongoing pain in her arm and hand. County Attorney Courtney Grimm said county workers in the park the plaintiff tripped over. Ultimately, she underwent the sidewalk accident, four to the wrist and hand, and one to the elbow, all of which were Iacono added that during her treatment, the plaintiff presented neurological symptoms and underwent a spine MRI. Shes diagnosed with three herniated discs in her neck and Dr. Hurford at Southeast Orthopedic performed a threelevel cervical fusion surgery, Iacono said. So obviously the plaintiff was contending that all of those injuries and all of that treatment were related to the two incidents. The lawyer added that Tysons medical costs totaled $275,000. He said that if the plaintiff was successful in a trial, the county could be liable for $482,000 to $557,000. County Manager Stephanie Kopelousos said that under Floridas sovereign immunity statute, the county is liable for up to $200,000 per incident without legislative approval. However, because Tysons claims cover two incidents, the countys potential loss is $400,000. said Commissioner Gayward Hendry. Im going to vote for it, but only because I know the good work that the county attorney put in on it. I dont like it, added Commissioner Wayne Bolla. Ill hold my nose, though. I do not believe the county was liable in this case, said Commissioner Gavin Rollins, just for the record. County takes back culvert responsibility The county previously put the responsibility for culvert maintenance on property owners. What we have found over time is that our drainage systems are being clogged when these culverts arent dealt with, said County Manager Stephanie Kopelousos. What we would like to go back to is that the county is responsible for the actual culvert, so that our drainage continues to work. Kopelousos added that if the county replaces a culvert, county workers will restore the property owners driveway to the condition it was in before the culvert replacement. Inmate plots to kill Melrose judge A Macclenny man was arrested earlier in June after he allegedly arranged to have a Melrose judge killed for $5,000. originally sent to jail in April, after Circuit Judge James Colaw during a Baker County trial. source in the trial of Reginald Keith, accused of dealing in drugs. While the witness was the gallery, and drew his thumb across his neck, mimicking a slashed throat. Colaw, who saw the gesture, immediately stopped the trial months. On May 1, a detective received to arrange a hit on a judge for $5,000. The source of the tip agreed to wear a wire while recorded repeating the threat against Colaw and added he intended to also target two detectives. Investigators then arranged for a video visit between an Baker County Jail. During that saying, its a go. However, he did not utter any additional incriminating statements. Colaw, a Melrose resident, was appointed to the circuit bench in 2013. Before that, he served as the deputy director of the Clay County State Attorneys his legal career in the Baker County State Attorneys as an Eighth Judicial Circuit prosecutor from 1998 to 2009, including a stint as Bradford County Division Chief. by the Baker County Press. Airpark seeking name change See Regional section Keystones Marquart named coach of the year See Regional section


2A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, June 21, 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 The outreach program of the Jacksonville Museum of Science and History visited Keystone Heights Elementary School in May to present zany interactive experiments that covered physical science concepts such as matter, electricity, force and motion and air pressure. The program is designed to bring our science programs to schools further out, said Kristi Shealy, museum educator. We want all children to be able to experience our programs. assembled in the gymnasium Shealy and teacher assistant Lucas Pagliocca quickly presented science concepts that held students interest. The pair performed demonstrations that appeared to be magic until the students learned the science principles behind them. Shealy and Pagliocca set not burn. Shealy later told the students that she soaked a chemical into the money to The educators then and crushed plastic bottles. Shealy explained that the actions were due to the addition and withdrawal of air in a bell jar. Hair stood on end and mild electrical shocks passed from one person to another. Liquids turned explained through understanding After the zany experiments were over, Shealy divided the class into small groups and challenged each group to build a 3D maze, creating unique paths and obstacles to maximize the time it would take a ping pong ball to run through the maze without stopping. She gave the groups time to create their contraptions; perform timed trial runs and work together to improve their designs. The exercise was a lesson in competition and sharing. The project: How Slow Can You Go, is part of the Creativity Garden, a nationwide project of the Association of ScienceTechnology Centers, supported by Disney. Matthew Dickinson earns M.B.A. from Liberty 2017 Water Use Survey Tammy Bader, technical program manager for water supply planning, gave the board an overview of the districts survey of annual water use. She said the district has published the report every year since 1978 and that in 2017, water use within the districts 18-county area reached 1.1 billion gallons a day. She said that during 2017, 55 percent of water use within the district was for public supply. Agricultural irrigation accounted for 21 percent of use and commercial and industrial uses accounted for 11 percent. Although 2017 water use has decreased since 2016 by approximately 10 percent, she said, when we look at the last 10 years, were fairly consistent with our trends, deviating by only about 60 million gallons per day, or 6 percent. Almost all of this deviation can be attributed to our agriculture water uses. Bader also said that over the past 10 years, population within the district has increased by seven percent. She added that 2017 rainfall was 18 percent above the 10-year average, with most of the precipitation occurring in the second half of the year. That rainfall contributed to a 35 percent decrease in irrigation water consumption in 2017, compared to the previous year. Bader also highlighted the 223 million gallons of reclaimed water a day used within the 18-county area. If reclaimed water was not used in our district, our total amount of fresh water use would increase, she said. So, were doing a great job so far in our district with the reclaimed water use. She also said that per capita water consumption increased in 2017 to 136 gallons a day, compared to 135 gallons the previous year. WATER Continued from 1A Sage Pridemore assists MOSH educator Kristi Shealy as they remove air pressure from a bell jar. With the air pressure reduced a balloon is able to expand and nearly (L -r) Aiden Screen, Jaiden Culotta, Gauge Barry, Ethan Teague and Cooper Alsabrook work cooperatively to design a path using wooden pegs and elastic bands to provide the slowest time trial for their ping pong ball as it travels down the maze. Museum Educator Kristi Shealy stands on a rubberized stool and touches Sparky, the electrostatic generator. A light static electrical charge is passed on to Makayla Becknel. Kristi Shealy, Jacksonville Museum of Science and History educator, questions experimentation. Jacksonville Museum visits elementary school Clay schools outperform state averages District takes number one spot in biology; gains in reading, math, history, and science The Florida Department of Education released results for the Florida Standards Assessment and end-of-course exams for the 2017-18 school year. The Clay County School District said preliminary data gains in multiple areas at both the elementary and secondary levels. In a news release, the district said a few of the major highlights when compared to the state are: Clay is ranked in the top 10 (ninth) overall for grades 3-10 reading from 15 th Clay is ranked sixth overall in grades 6-8 reading from 14 th Clay is ranked in the top 10 overall in grades 3-8 math from 16 th Clay is ranked in the top 10 for civics and U.S. history. biology from 35 th Clay is ranked third in eighth-grade Science from 14 th grade Science from 18 th Overall, I am extremely proud of the results released for the 2017-18 school year, said Superintendent Addison Davis. It is clear that our students, teachers, support staff, and administrators have done tremendous work toward improving student achievement. has established a common purpose for providing our students with high-quality tasks and activities that will lead to excellence in the years to come. Matthew Todd Dickinson, a 2012 Keystone Heights High School graduate and the son of Chuck and Lynn Dickinson of Keystone Heights, graduated May 19 from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, with a masters degree in business administration. Pictured (l-r) are: Chuck Dickinson, Matthew Dickinson, Lynn Dickinson and Matthews brother Michael Dickinson.


Thursday, June 21, 2018 Lake Region Monitor 3A BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor The new president of the Clay County Chamber of Commerce spoke to the Rotary Club of Keystone Heights on Wednesday, June 13. The chambers board selected Tresa Calfee as the leader of its organization in March. She had been serving as interim president since August 2017 and as vice president since 2014. Calfee told the Rotary Club that although the chamber was founded in 1962, its predecessor organization, known as a trade council, was established in the 1800s. She said the organization Springs, then relocated to Kingsley Avenue in Orange Park in the 1980s. Last December the chamber moved again, this time to Fleming Island. Calfee organization plans to return to its original home of Green Cove Springs, following the growth of the area spurred by the First Coast Expressway. involved in a chamber of commerce when she was 18, when her father started his own business and joined the organization. As you know, when youre involved with the chamber it helps with credibility and visibility of your company, she said. From there, no matter which business I went to work in, I continued to be a member of a chamber. So, over the past 40plus years, I was engaged. Calfee said chambers of commerce have established wellknown enterprises over the years, including the Miss America Pageant, launched by the Atlantic City, New Jersey chamber in 1921 and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, created by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in 1953. She said that in Clay County, the chamber started a hog festival at the fairgrounds. The event was so successful that it outgrew its sponsoring organization, and the chamber eventually sold the event to the owner of Ronnies Wings and Oyster Bar in Green Cove Springs. Calfee said one of her major goals is to become the secondlargest chamber in North Florida. That position is currently held by the St Johns County chamber. Calfee said that to achieve that goal, her groups membership must increase from its current roster of 842 to nearly 1,200. Calfee said chamber memberships for home-based businesses start at $275 a year. Basically, that covers everything from A to Z in the Chamber, she said. You get your name put in the publication (and) youre able to put your information on the website. If you have a ribbon cutting or you hire an employee or youre doing some expansion, theres an area in our Connection (newsletter) that you can write member news whats happening with you. Clay Chamber president visits Rotary Club Tresa Calfee, president of the Clay County Chamber of Commerce, spoke to the Rotary Club of Keystone Heights on June 13. 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 Florida Cracker Kitchen opening today Lake Region residents have been looking forward to the opening of Florida Cracker Kitchen since Toms Barbecue closed in February. are again teaming up with Jacksonville Beach-based restaurant management company ServStar to open the eatery at the corner of State Road 100 and Southeast County Road 21B. ServStar and the Hensleys opened Florida Cracker Kitchens second location in Jacksonville Beach earlier this year. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The restaurant will also reopen the mini-golf course at the former Toms Barbecue. Rotary hosts 3-on-3 soccer tournament Right: (L-r) Harold Gilstrap, James Williams and Bruce Ford collected parking donations during the event. (L-r) Rotary Club of Keystone Heights members Karen Lake, Derick Thomas, Scott Kornegay, Paul Fessenden, Shelley Gibbs and Justin Williams take a break from cooking and serving customers during the Rotary Clubs 3-on-3 soccer tournament, Saturday at Twin Lakes Park. The club hosts the event in partnership with the Keystone Youth Soccer League and funds several community projects from the proceeds of the event.


4A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, June 21, 2018 Photographer Pam Saxon provided professional photographs of each student. Saxon assists Logan Kane as he chooses props for his silly-photo. Ashtin Geisenburg, Elijah Findley, Colton Weaver, Levi Findley, Joshua Altman and Jaden Goodman dance the night away at their sixth-grade dance. Ashley Nugent checks in with her dad, Brian Nugent, as he helps chaperone. Brooke Saxon and Jaden Goodman relax under the tropical umbrella. Ashley Roberson, joined by her mom and teacher assistant Sandy Clance, join in by keeping time with the music. The music is playing and everyone is dancing. Sixth-grade students at Keystone Heights Elementary School party at their graduation dance. (L-r) front row: Jenna Moss, Alianna Stevens, Bailey Sanders, Amber Cunningham, Jasmin Randall, Ella Bennett and Willie Pollard Second row: Ben Marring, Trey Jefferies, Ashtin Geisenburg, Peyton Chambers, Darrion Grady, Michael Denunzio, Michael Lozano, Tyler Mixon and Bryce Hollingsworth (Top Row) Coby Dorris, Kyle Switzer and Hayden Alteman Lauren Smalling enters the dance hall through the Colby Dorris, Malachi Smith, Kolby Thomas and Bryce Hollingsworth take a break as they enjoy refreshments. Keystone 6 th graders celebrate end of year with dance BY ATHIE SANDERS Special to the Monitor Sixth-grade students at Keystone Heights Elementary School celebrated the end of their elementary school careers during a dance held in May. Parents and teachers decorated the cafeteria in a luau theme. Photographer Pam Saxon took professional photos of each student as well as small group pictures for those that wanted them. Refreshments consisted of sand pails of junk food as well as fresh fruit, wrapped baby hot dogs, punch and bottles of water. Music was provided without a DJ and well received. Students danced away the night in large groups allowing everyone to participate. Energy levels were high to the very end. The sixth graders also went on May 31. Michael Hogeler, Harmony Jordan and Brooklyn Boulet share a stuffed unicorn as they dance in a group to the blaring music.


BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Shes not in a big rig or a race car, but Blythe Byrd is in the perfect drivers seat for her as the new executive director at Communities in Schools of Bradford County. As a child, Byrd dreamed about doing one of the following: owning her own business, teaching or driving either a truck or a race car. She actually though, because she found a better third option: working for a someone who was raised with a strong sense of compassion. Helping is always at my heart, no matter what Im doing, said Byrd, who previously served as executive director of United Way of Putnam County before that organizations dissolution. The CIS role is especially exciting because it allows Byrd to be part of an organization that helps students. That means a lot to her after having taught at the elementary level for eight years. It has all the areas that need to be hit for me to be passionate about something, Byrd said of the position. Byrd said from what shes seen, shes just one more passionate person that will be a part of CIS of Bradford County. When I came in to interview, (Transportation Coordinator/ in love with her instantly. The panel interview I did, I got even more excited. Though they were interviewing me, I could tell they were go-getters. Immediately, I wanted to be a part of that group. Actually, Byrd is no stranger to CIS. She began working as the secretary of the Putnam County organization 12 years ago and is still secretary until her replacement is hired. This was just supposed to be, Byrd said of ultimately heading up the Bradford organization. It wasnt a straight path Byrd followed to get to CIS of Bradford County. Variety of life Byrd, the daughter of John Kennedy and Sharon and Echemendia, grew up mainly in Palatka, graduating from Palatka High School. She went to Florida State University and earned an associate of arts degree before transferring to the University of North Florida. After graduating from there, she moved to North Carolina with her husband, Brian. Her two children daughter Dakota and son Logan were born there. Brian was laid off from his job, which had Byrd, who was a stay-at-home mother, turn a hobby into a business to help support the family. She sold handmade jewelry via a website for three years and received a lot of support through her mother, who was president of the Palm Beach Gator Club at that time. I made most of my money in my jewelry business making Gator jewelry and selling it down there, Byrd said. In fact, one night of sales to Palm Beacharea Gators allowed the family to put a down payment on a van to replace a car that died. Byrd eventually returned to making jewelry as a hobby only, saying, I didnt want to take that much attention away from my family. After living in North Carolina for eight years, Byrd wanted to return to Florida. I just wanted the kids to be raised with their grandparents, their cousins, their aunts, their uncles so we came back for family, she said. Byrd fell in love with a Palatka charter school her daughter was enrolled in. So much so that she told the principal, You dont know this yet, but Im going to be working here next year. Give me a list of things I need to do to make that happen. She began as a kindergarten intern and then taught art to students in kindergarten through second-grade classroom. As a teacher, she became aware of CIS of Putnam County and was impressed with how that organization was meeting needs of schools and students. Byrd said she saw just the absolute need community wide for that program. Byrd eventually quit teaching so she could be at home and care for her husband and daughter, who were both facing serious medical issues. Two years after leaving the classroom, Byrd received a call from a United Way of Putnam County board member, who thought shed be the perfect open executive director position. Despite believing she didnt have the necessary skills for that position, Byrd applied. Honestly, they hired me on my passion, she said. Regardless of what actually got her the job, Byrd said she jumped in with both feet. She said United Way of Putnam County just kind of coasted based on history and decided that needed to change to best serve the countys needs. I decided that it needed to be run a different way, Byrd said. I started answering what I called the help line and started listening to what the actual needs were opposed to the perceived needs, because those are oftentimes different. Byrd said she created such programs as a community baby shower, a school-supplies drive and a summer reading program as well as identifying resources and consolidating them. She believes that experience CIS of Bradford County. It really, I think, truly prepared me to come into this role, Byrd said. A new opportunity With United Way of Putnam County going by the wayside, Byrd was looking for another job. She learned of the CIS of Bradford County position thanks to Leota Wilkinson, who was a board member of CIS of Putnam County. I applied and just sent up a lot of prayers that I would get it, Byrd said. Now that shes got the position, consist of learning my place in I really feel like Ive got a big learning curve because Im not just learning about CIS, Byrd said. Im learning about Bradford, and Im learning about Bradfords needs, and Im learning about the resources that are there to help with those needs. Thats not to say she wont be stepping to the forefront immediately. For example, shes already thinking about the fact that the amount of money CIS has been receiving via a Girls in Pearls and Guys in Ties programs has been reduced. That leaves CIS needing to raise more money on top of whats needed to fund its other programs that arent grant-funded. I know that Im going to have to focus on fundraising getting the dollars in so we can continue these programs, Byrd out how we can go about doing that, while Im learning all of this. Going into the community to is adverse to. We have to get some blisters on our feet and ask for help, but I dont mind asking for help from the community because what we do positively impacts the community as a whole, she said. I have no problem asking for help. From all the people Ive met here so far, I dont think thats going to be an issue. There are amazing people here. Ive just been so impressed with this community. Byrd is impressed with Bradfords overall CIS program and especially likes its CISTO (Communities in Schools program, which provides free transportation within Bradford County to adults to their places of employment or to places where they are receiving job-readiness, vocational or educational training. Byrd said shed love to see the program add night hours to its schedule, which would help people taking evening classes at North Florida Technical College, for example. I think that would help kind of hit all the areas of the population were trying to affect, Byrd said. Byrd would also like to see one of the CIS of Putnam County programs started in Bradford County. I would love to see the Foster Grandparent Program over here Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, June 21, 2018 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Byrd ready to pour her heart into CIS of Bradford Blythe Byrd (left) chats with Cassey Bennett, who is the transportation coordinator and Blythe Byrd CIS executive director I really feel like Ive got a big learn ing curve because Im not just learning about CIS. Im learning about Brad ford, and Im learning about Bradfords needs, and Im learning about the re sources that are there to help with those needs. See CIS, 2B


2B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, June 21, 2018 BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor The Keystone Airpark Authority board is considering a name change for the facility. Keystone Airpark in the surrounding property is now also described as the Keystone Heights Airport and the Keystone Airport in signs and on the facilitys website. Airport manager Maria Hitt told airpark board members during their June regular meeting moniker is inaccurate and misleading. We are not an airpark, she said. We are an airport. Hitt said that when city leaders designated the facility as an airpark in 1947, they envisioned an airport combined and a military component at the facility in which the airport was one of several elements. However, over the years, the only component of the plan that has survived is the airport. Airparks are generally known as commercial areas around an such as nearby Melrose Landing. Hitt also said that abridging the citys name in the airports brand: using Keystone instead of Keystone Heights, is inaccurate. It drives me crazy that were Keystone Heights and theres not anywhere thats Keystone, she said. Hitt said she needed support from the board before taking steps to changing the name of the airport because of the administrative time it would take to complete the project: coordinating with the FAA, Florida Department of transportation, and other state agencies and county governments. Keystone Heights City Manager Scott Kornegay said that because the name: Keystone charter, voters will have to approve the name change. Im absolutely 100 percent in favor of this, Kornegay said of the name change. As a matter of fact, when I took this job twoand-a-half years ago one of the me was: Keystone Airpark. Why isnt it an airport? Kornegay also said that it is time for the municipalitys periodic charter update, so now would be the time to propose the name change to voters. He also said that in his view, the name change is important to attracting more businesses to the airport. If we were successful in getting water and sewer out here, which is what were working on, and attracting new business, I think the branding piece is essential, he said. A representative of the Florida Department of Transportation, who attended the airpark board meeting, said the only airport name change that she was aware of occurred in 2010, when the St. Johns County Airport Authority changed the name of the St. Augustine Airport to the Northeast Florida Regional Airport. In other news from the June meeting of the airpark board: Jaycees asked to move haunted trail Board chair David Kirkland and board member Chad Rischar told Keystone Heights Jaycees President Marlena Becknel that haunted trail is unsafe because of fallen and leaning sand pines damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017. The Jaycees produce the haunted trail during weekends in October and use proceeds from the event to fund its Toys for Kids Christmas program, supplying holiday gifts to over 600 Lake Region families. Rischar recommended a different location on airpark property. Becknel agreed to tour the proposed location and to meet with her board about the airparks proposal. Board split on land sale idea Board members David Nickels and Scott Fryar said they opposed a proposal for the airpark board to sell some of its land to the North Florida met with the board in January to propose purchasing acreage outside of the airports operating area. They said that if they purchased the land, they would also create a conservation easement for the acreage, guaranteeing it would remain undeveloped. The trust has recently acquired several large parcels in the Lake Region, using Department of Defense funding designated to increase a no-development buffer zone around Camp Blanding. Airpark engineer Bill Prang told the board that the FAA would have to approve the sale and that the approval process could take up to a year. He added Keystone Airpark seeking name change on the Clay-Bradford the Keystone Airpark but is also known as the Keystone Airport and the Keystone Heights Airport. so we can have elementary, middle and high school all being touched by this type of program, she said. Its all about giving Bradford County the most bang for its buck, if you will. As Byrd explains, by donating money to support CIS, the people of CIS Continued from 1B sale proposal through the FAA bureaucracy, but costs to the airpark for those services could reach $40,000. Fryar said he did not like the idea of the airpark spending $40,000 with no assurance that the federal agency would approve the deal. Nickels added that he opposed the airpark giving up control of Kirkland said he supported looking into the sale proposal further, adding that the land sale proceeds would strengthen the Kirkland delayed a vote on the proposal because two board members were not at the meeting. Progress made on construction projects. weeks away from completing base operations building, which said the new structure will be built west of the current building. The board approved hiring Scherer Construction as the construction manager for the project. Prang also updated the board on the airparks Taxiway-A rehabilitation project and the to begin designing two bulk hangars that will be funded with a $420,000 Florida Department of Transportation grant. Bradford County receive a return on their investment in the form of young people becoming productive, successful adults. Thats the bottom line to all of this, Byrd said. I love it all. Life away from CIS When not working, Byrd likes to make jewelry, paint and undertake a number of DIY projects. Shes also an avid reader. My house is more of a library than it is a house, she said. If youre not stepping over DIYs, youre stepping over books, magazines and newspapers. Any down time I get, Im picking up a book. Byrd also has an interest in gardening I have some little plants I try to keep alive and spending time with family, including taking walks through the neighborhood with her husband, son and puppy. Her daughter, Dakota, is studying cellular neuroscience at Florida Atlantic Universitys Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College in Jupiter. Dakota has a part-time job teaching at Kids Need More Art, a school in Jupiter. Byrds son, Logan, is preparing to enter his sophomore year at Fleming Island High School. Brian works from home for SAP SuccessFactors, which is why when Logan graduates, it will be Byrds job that determines where she and Brian will move when they quit renting and look for a permanent home. Really, thats based on my job because my husbands commute is upstairs in his pajama pants, Byrd said. So eventually, Byrd could wind up living in Bradford County, or at least somewhat closer to Bradford County a place she looks forward to working in. Im just generally excited about moving forward in this community, Byrd said. I cant say it enough. Im so impressed with the people here that Im most excited about meeting more people and getting to work with the people Ive already met.


Thursday, June 21, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 3B Summer boot camps offered at Bradford schools Bradford High School, Bradford Middle School and North Florida Technical College will be hosting free summer boot camps in such subjects as algebra and reading. A 10th-grade reading boot camp will be held at BHS Monday through Thursday, June 25-28, with 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 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 Museum receives Matthews portrait Seven weeks after presenting a replica portrait of Eugene S. Matthews to his family, Rep. Bobby Payne returned to Starke on June 8 to present another replica to the Eugene L. Matthews Bradford County Historical Museum, which is named after Eugene S. Matthews son. Eugene S. Matthews ,who was publisher of the Bradford County Telegraph for 40 years, represented Bradford County in the Florida House of Representatives in 1904, 1907, 1911 and 1923, serving as its speaker in portrait was retired from the capitol building earlier this year and moved to the old capitol building. Pictured (lr) are: Payne, Mike Goldwire, Mary Agnes Goldwire, Noel Miller, Ben Miller and Maddie Miller. Mary Agnes Goldwire, who is married to Mike, is one of Eugene S. Matthews granddaughters. Noel Miller is married to Kevin Miller, who is one of Matthews great-grandsons. Ben and Maddie Miller are Matthews great-great-grandchildren and the children of Noel and Kevin Miller. Clay Electric hosts business group Clay Electric Cooperative hosted the June mixer for the Keystone-Lake Region Business Association on June 14. The co-op hosted the event in its new headquarters building, one of four recently constructed. The new buildings human resources, member and public relations, and internal audit departments. Pictured are (l-r) Deborah Strickland, Director of Advance Care Planning and Transitions at Haven Hospice, Keystone Heights City Manager Scott Kornegay, Clay Electric Member and Public Relations Director Derick Thomas, State Rep. Bobby Payne and Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith. (L-r) Gabe Hoffman, Becky Slater, Scott Slater, Debbie Hoffman and John Hoffman of G&A Manufacturing stand next to a guard rail manufactured at their plant that became part of Clay Electrics headquarters building. See BOOT, 4B Tornado Club offers all-sports passes for Bradford High School athletics Fans of Bradford High School athletics can take advantage of Tornado Club all-sports passes, which allow admission to all home events for $100. For an extra $35, fans can also get one reserved red seat for football games and BHS volleyball fundraising tourney to be held July 14 Bradford High Schools volleyball program will host a fundraising tournament, open to the public, on Saturday, July 14. The tournament will consist of womens and co-ed brackets. Cost is $40 per team. Money and registration are due Monday, July 9. For more information, please contact BHS Head Coach Katie Crews at 904408-6345. BHS volleyball open gym runs throughout summer Bradford High Schools FAMU coach to be part of BHS volleyball camp Bradford High School will host a volleyball camp, featuring the Florida A&M University coach, Monday through Wednesday, July 1618. The cost is $75. For more information, please call BHS Head Coach Katie Crews at 904-408-6345. volleyball program is having an open gym throughout the remainder of the summer on Mondays through Thursdays from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tryouts will be held Monday and Tuesday, July 30-31, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. a reserved parking pass for football. Please contact BHS Bookkeeper Beth Johnson at 904-966-6086 for more information.


BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer I am special because? blank question for pre-K student Evelyn Cubbedge, accompanied by her drawing of herself. Her answer? Her hair. The response brought tears to the eyes of her mother, Nicole Cubbedge. She and her husband, Stephen, who live in Lawtey, have made it a point to tell their daughter how blessed she is to have unique hair hair that sometimes has people wondering if 5-year-old Evelyn is related to Albert Einstein or if she has been electrocuted. Evelyns hair stands straight out from manage. It appears as it has been bleached and tends to brittle as well as slowgrowing. Thought she hasnt been Uncombable Hair Syndrome, Nicole Cubbedge said theres really no doubt that her daughter does indeed have the rare disorder. If you look up any child tell this is what she has, said Cubbedge, who is awaiting Shands Pediatrics. Any research done on it describes her to a T. No treatment exists for would just serve as a It has been reported that UHS has been documented in approximately 100 people worldwide. Thats why Cubbedge told her daughter, God chose 100 people to give this to. Youre one of them. How special is that? I just want her to grow up knowing this is a blessing, Cubbedge said. She can help others around the world that have this by her having it, or she can be a part of research studies to create products to help those who have it. I want her to be an educator and to help other kids. What is UHS? Cubbedge never knew such a thing as Uncombable Hair Syndrome existed, so she certainly had no idea her daughter had it when she was born. She said Evelyn had maybe 10 hairs on the top of her head when she was born, but she didnt really experience much hair growth until she was 5 or 6 months old. It wasnt until Evelyn was 1 that Cubbedge said she could do tiny, little pigtails with a couple of hairs. years, has only reached her neckline, though when its dry, it just scrunches right up, Cubbedge said, making it appear shorter than what it really is. Its very, very slowgrowing, Cubbedge said. When Evelyns hair did start coming in, her family noticed it was different, but her hair was. I just thought this is how her hair is, period, Cubbedge said. Last spring, a friend of Cubbedges told her about a had UHS, providing a link to the story online. After reading the story and seeing the girls picture, Cubbedge knew that Evelyn also had UHS. She looked exactly like Evelyn, Cubbedge said. Everything in the story thats what we deal with. UHS is also known as SpunGlass Hair Syndrome. Hair shafts are normally circular, but those with UHS have or heart-shaped. The hair is shiny, dry, frizzy and usually silver, blond or straw-colored. Evelyns hair looks blond, but her mother said, She will never say she has blond hair. She has white hair. I need the white crayon for my hair. Cubbedge said she has heard that a child born with UHS inherits mutated genes from both parents. Her other three children sons James, Will and Christian have no such issues with their hair. my girl, and her hairs a little more high maintenance and very slow-growing, said Cubbedge, who went to cosmetology school. I try to braid it. Theyre little, tiny braids. Were creative with it. We do pretty unique things to it. Then again, I do have to be careful with how long ponytails are in her hair. I did put a couple of little cornrows in her hair once, and when I went to take them out, chunks kind of broke off. Cubbedge said her morning routine is to wet Evelyns hair and apply a coconut oil-based product to condition it and give it a good smell. The hair being wet makes it easier to comb. Cubbedge said shell usually tie back what she can into a ponytail, but because Evelyns hairs are different lengths, Cubbedge also puts a headband on her to try to keep the hair from being a nuisance. As the day goes on, it gets more tangly, Cubbedge said. It just starts bothering her and getting in her face. People have suggested using certain products or appliances to try to get Evelyns hair to use such appliances as a hot comb, and though she has tried different products from time to time, she doesnt make it a habit. Shes not my guinea pig, Cubbedge said. Coping with UHS Cubbedge is a member of a Facebook group devoted to families touched by UHS. Its a great support system, she said, when it comes to sharing information about hair products and how to deal with public comments, which are often inevitable. Cubbedge said most people ask her if shes ever processed Evelyns hair. I have been asked if Ive bleached her hair, Cubbedge said. Are you kidding me? Cubbedge said people are curious about Evelyns hair and often want to touch it, but more often than not, people are complimentary. Shes had way more comments on how beautiful her hair is, Cubbedge said. Were always telling her how special and unique she is. I feel like she has that good base of, This is my hair, and its awesome. Sure, Evelyn sometimes wishes she had longer hair. Cubbedge said Evelyn will watch movies and wonder why she doesnt have hair like princesses, but Evelyn, like her family, is accepting of her hair and maintain a sense of humor about it. Cubbedge said, Shell wake up in the morning, and well tell her, Evelyn, your hair is crazy. Come here and let me comb it. Shell go look in the mirror and say, Mama, look at my crazy hair. If you cant smile about it and laugh about it, youre too serious. It is cute. It is crazy. Its wild. We love it. Still, Cubbedge would love for Evelyn to be able to interact with other children with UHS. She said Illinois is hosting an event this July for people with UHS. If she cant take Evelyn to that event, shed like to take her to other such events so she can be around children who dont want to touch her hair or make a comment about it. In other words, she can be around children who just want to play because they all have hair just like her. I cant even imagine what that would be like, Cubbedge said. Id probably just cry the whole weekend. I would absolutely love to get her there. Evelyn may be part of a minority because of her hair, but thats OK with Cubbedge. She and her family couldnt picture Evelyn any other way. It makes her who she is, Cubbedge said. I cannot imagine her with normal hair. 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Thursday, June 21, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 5B Letters Card of Thanks Archer Funeral Home Within Your Means Now, Peace of Mind Always 20 Ga. Metal Casket(4 colors)Vault, Graveside or Chapel Service with one hour prior visitation$5,59520 Ga. Metal Casket(4 colors)Vault, Graveside or Chapel Service with one hour prior visitation$5,595 FUNERAL SERVICE WITHMemorial ServiceServices held at Archer Memorial Chapel$1,895WITHMemorial ServiceServices held at Archer Memorial Chapel$1,895CREMATION 386.496.2008pre-payment arrangements available55 NORTH LAKE AVENUE LAKE BUTLER, FL 32054 Obituaries Vernon Bryan STARKE Vernon H. Bryan, 86, of Starke died on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Windsor Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Orange Heights on March 9, 1932. After graduating high school, he joined the He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Mildred Bryan. He is survived by: three stepchildren and his special friends, Kathryn the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Larry Fowler LAWTEY Larry W. Fowler, 70, of Lawtey died Saturday, June 16, 2018 at his residence. He was born on Aug. 31, 1947 in Starke to the late Dewey Wilson Fowler, Sr. and Jessie Mae (Byrd) Fowler and was a lifelong Rhoden. Survivors are: his wife of 32 years, Ruth (Arney) Fowler of Lawtey; City, Missouri; brother, Dewey Wilson (Linda) Fowler, Jr. of Starke; and Betsy Annette Harris, 57, passed into Heaven on May 29, 2018. She was predeceased by: her sister, Terri; parents, Bob and Joan Harris, Sr.; and her brother, Robert Harris Jr. High. Betsy furthered her education at University of Central Florida with Betsy is survived by: her loving spouse, Debra R. Milby; sister, Stefanie Center 88 Southeast 75th Street Starke, Fl 32091 Please RSVP to Debra at PAID OBITUARY STARKEAfter a very short battle with a very aggressive cancer, Sheila the age of 61 years old. Sheila was born of her life in Starke. She was proceeded Shelton of Fernandina Beach and later Starke; and her father, Robert Darrel Sheila is survived by: her brother, of service at the local Sonnys BBQ and over 15 years of service at The sure everyone knew it. She was very strong in her faith and loved the Lord. We know she is at peace held Thursday, June 21, 12:00 are under the care of Archer Funeral please call (386)496-2008. PAID OBITUARY LULUPeggy Parrish, 84, of Lulu, died on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. She was born in Lulu on Aug. 19, 1933 to the late Ervin Church in Lulu. She is preceded in death by: her husband, Ernest Ralph Parrish; sons, Donald Wayne She is survived by: son, Joseph Margret Koon; seven grandchildren; and 10 greatgrandchildren. A funeral service was held June 16 at the Advent Christian Church Lake Butler. Survivors include: father, Louie (Anabel) Wainwright, Sr. of Tallahassee; Dear Editor, In the recent Lake Region Monitor article about the ongoing about the use of aesthetics and recreation values as factors in to note that consideration of these water levels in recent decades as due to low rainfall, as was noted by the JEA representative in the article. However, anyone who an internet search for drought and the US. They will likely there is no drought indicated in our area. Additionally, looking at data for Clay County, the recent year periods, all indicate above average rainfall. This suggests another cause for low lake levels. Interestingly, a 2013 SJRWMD MFLs presentation bearing (then with the District) includes feet, and the sources of these Services says this is legal. They have approval and show cause of Insurance Regulations and this rate increase. Everyone I contacted about safe driver, casual driver, no I have to pay for what careless drivers do. Where you live has insurance you pay. Especially This is not fair. Like I said in the beginning retirees are having trouble surviving on our Social Security concern for the individuals who Sincerely, Norma Greene Resident of Bradford County top of the list with the largest single drawdown of two and one-half feet, is JEA. It is evident that there is strong reason to address increasing groundwater otherwise will be lost to tide, and thus recharge the Florida water supply. This describes the Black Creek Water Resource Project. This endeavor utilizes (lakes) that can help replenish lake resources. The continued loss of our regions groundwater resources of such projects to assure water supply stability for the future. Webb Farber Save Our Lakes Organization, Inc. Dear Editor: Phosphate Mining and High Insurance Rates for Car Insurance decision on whether Phosphate Bradford County should be up to the residents who live here. After It should be put on the voting ballot. be careful about considering everyone. Florida used to be a nice state to live in. Florida cared about the people who live here and support the tourist. are totally unfair in the way they They check your credit report, if who lives with you credits report they dont like up goes your Everyone who drives a vehicle thats involved in a lot of accidents though you are rated a safe The family of Etna Faye King would like to thank the many friends for their expressions of love and sympathy. Your visits to the hospital, calls, cards, to the church building fund in her memory, and food will long be remembered. Thank you for caring and sharing. Lowell King Families.


6 B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, June 21, 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 CRIME Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or Union The following individuals were arrested recently by in Bradford, Union or Clay counties. BRADFORD Girl sends text to mother: I am scared now 37-year-old arrested for lewd and lascivious behavior BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Bradford deputies arrested a 37-year-old Starke man after he allegedly molested a girl less than 12 years old. James Dwight Akins was charged on June 16 with lewd or lascivious behavior by an offender over 18 on a victim less then 12 years of age. According to an arrest report, the victim was sleeping alone in a bedroom when the defendant entered the room around 4 a.m. The victim had her cell phone and a toy next to her. The girl told investigators that Akins rubbed his hand both under and over her clothing. When she turned over to make him stop, the defendant ran out of the room. her phone was not beside her but, on the dresser, Bradford Cpl. Hannah Hass wrote in an arrest report. She got her phone and turned it on. She then immediately texted her mom: Mom, James touched me where he should not have. I am scared now. The mother called her daughter and while the two were on the phone, the defendant re-entered the bedroom. The victim then whispered to her mother: Help me. The mother called 911. Its still shoplifting, even if you give it back BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Starke police arrested a 49-year-old Starke woman after a Goodwill Thrift Store employee confronted the woman about leaving the store without paying for merchandise and the woman gave the stolen items back. Loretta Dyal was arrested June 14 for larceny. According to a police report, a worker for the thrift store saw the defendant leave the business with a dress and a pair of shoes, bypassing the cash register. The employee caught up with Dyal as Dyal reached her car and asked if she was going to pay for the clothing. The female then gave her back the dress and shoes and say anything about it, wrote Personette in a report. The worker called police. While Personette was discussing the theft with the Goodwill worker, an employee of Bealls telling her that Dyal slipped a pair of sneakers into her purse while in the store, then put the footwear back when she noticed an employee watching her. Starke Police Sgt. Kelli McMahan located the defendants car as it was leaving Purple Gator II Farm Supply. McMahan found a stolen pair of boots in the womans trunk. Both Bealls Outlet and Purple Gator said they did not want to press charges. McMahan searched the vehicle and a passenger in the car: Micah Lewis, 40, of Orange Park. She found a syringe in one of Lewis pants pockets and a bag of white powder containing methamphetamine in the car. Lewis said the syringe was for diabetes treatment and McMahan wrote in the report that it tested negative for methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine. Lewis was arrested for possession of drugs. Dennis Ray Asbell, 44, of Starke was arrested June 18 by Bradford deputies for property damage/criminal mischief. Jeremy Kane Baker, 27, of MacClenny was arrested June 18 state fugitive. Shawn Daniel Baker, 29, of Starke was arrested June 15 by a license suspended or revoked. Joseph Benjamin Barnett, 35, of Gainesville was arrested June 13 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Ashlyn Kate Blount, 20, of Madison was arrested June 15 by Bradford deputies for assault. Christian Bonilla, 27, of Coconut Creek was arrested June 16 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana, possession of drug equipment and smuggling contraband into a prison. Daylon Cayl Burnette, 25, of Starke was arrested June 18 by Bradford deputies for battery. Fredrick Clyde Criss, 68, of Kennesaw, GA was arrested June 15 by Bradford deputies on an out-of-county warrant. John Mason Folsom, 27, of Starke was arrested June 17 by marijuana. Tracey Lynn Graves, 43, of Riverview was arrested June 16 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. Destiny Anita Jones, 25, of Jacksonville was arrested June 13 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Micah Joseph Lewis, 40, of Orange Park was arrested possession of drugs. Desarae Lashae Manning, 22, of Middleburg was arrested June 15 by Bradford deputies for violation of probation. Zanevio Dai-Quan McDonald, 23, of Spring Lake, NC was arrested June 14 by Bradford deputies for driving with a license suspended or revoked. Juliana Oliveira Pires, 30, of Boca Raton was arrested June 16 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Becky Lynn Reddish, 52, of Lawtey was arrested June 15 by Lawtey police for resisting an Raymond Anthony Smith, 31, of St. Petersburg was arrested June 17 by Bradford deputies for driving with license suspended or revoked. Philip Leigh Taylor, 34, of Waycross, GA was arrested June 14 by Bradford deputies on and out-of-county warrant and possession of marijuana. Brandon Joseph Willey, 31, was arrested June 15 by Bradford deputies for driving with license suspended or revoked. UNION COUNTY William Aaron Heaton, 22, of Lawtey was arrested June 12 by Union deputies for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. Anna Michelle Lennon Laux, 42, of Lake Butler was arrested June 17 by Union deputies on an out-of-county warrant. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS AND LAKE REGION Benjamin Hallett Morris, 26, was arrested June 15 by Clay deputies on Jasmine Ave. in Keystone Heights for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Dale Mark Oberry, 20, was arrested June 16 by Clay deputies for possession and/or use of drug equipment and possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. Kevin Aurther Ratliff, 30, of Melrose was arrested June 14 by Clay deputies for simple battery/ domestic and possession or use of drug equipment. Amber Nicole Sanford, 24, was arrested June 12 in Keystone Heights for violation of probation and burglary. Ronald Erik Stengrim, 51, was arrested June 12 on a charge from Putnam County for violation of probation for domestic violence. Theron Anthony Taylor, 42, was arrested June 16 in Keystone Heights by Clay deputies for possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams. John Ashton Valenzuela, 23, was arrested in Keystone Heights on June 15 by Clay deputies on a Bradford County charge of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Leleand Tod Williams, 19, was arrested by Clay deputies in Keystone Heights for possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams. Inmate plots to kill Melrose judge A Macclenny man was arrested earlier in June after he allegedly arranged to have a Melrose judge killed for $5,000. originally sent to jail in April, after Circuit Judge James Colaw during a Baker County trial. source in the trial of Reginald Keith, accused of dealing in drugs. While the witness was the gallery, and drew his thumb across his neck, mimicking a slashed throat. Colaw, who saw the gesture, immediately stopped the trial months. On May 1, a detective received to arrange a hit on a judge for $5,000. The source of the tip agreed to wear a wire while recorded repeating the threat against Colaw and added he intended to also target two detectives. Investigators then arranged for a video visit between an Baker County Jail. During that saying, its a go. However, he did not utter any additional incriminating statements. Colaw, a Melrose resident, was appointed to the circuit bench in 2013. Before that, he served as the deputy director of the Clay He started his legal career in the Baker County State Attorneys Judicial Circuit prosecutor from 1998 to 2009, including a stint as Bradford County Division Chief. by the Baker County Press. Sleeping burglar gets 4 years BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor A Starke man who broke into a South Street home and then fell asleep on the victims bed was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to burglary and grand theft. Starke police arrested Joshua Alex Sumner, 32, on Dec. 5 after the victim returned home from work and found the unknown intruder asleep in the victims bed. Hough wrote in an arrest report that after placing the defendant in restraints, he conducted a pat down search of Sumner and discovered in the defendants possession: a Samsung cell phone, folding pocket knives, $220 in cash, a wrist watch, costume jewelry and a collectible coin, all of which belonged to the victim. Hough added that when he and Sgt. Kelli McMahan asked Sumner why he was in the structure, the defendant replied that he thought the house was his fathers home. I then questioned Sumner as to the address of his fathers house to which he replied St. Clair Street, wrote Hough. I then advised Sumner that we were in a house on South Street. Sumner then replied Oh, s***. Hough added that after canvassing the home, he found that the defendant had entered the structure by taking a rear sliding glass door off its rack. Sumner then began ransacking the residence and taking the listed items, Hough the bed in the west bedroom. Woman sentenced to 24 months for child abuse Choked third grader with electrical cord BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor A judge sentenced a 43-yearold Starke woman to two years in prison after she pled guilty to child abuse. Judge William E. Davis credited Tiffaney Rochelle Burch 141 days for time already served. According to court papers, Burchs daughter told her thridgrade teacher at Southside Elementary School in January that her mother subjected her to constant abuse. The 8-year-old added that recently, her mother used the electrical cord from an iron to strangle her. Clark of the Starke Police Department wrote in a report that the victim showed marks on her body resulting from the incident to counselors in Gainesville. She stated that her mother took the cord of an iron and wrapped it around my neck and pulled on the cord, wrote Clark. made her dizzy and she told her mother, stop, I cant breathe. The girl told counselors that Burch bit her, punched her and subjected her to constant physical and verbal abuse. She also described her mothers alcohol and drug abuse. According to Clarks report that child explained that her mother drinks vodka and stuff and described how her mother smokes weed by crushing it up and putting it in a blunt. Clark wrote that in February she met with Burch to discuss the childs claims but that the defendant repeatedly said she did not understand her Miranda rights. After Clark told Burch that she was under arrest, the defendant said she wanted to talk. I informed her that due to her continued insistence that she did not understand her rights, I would be unable to speak with her at this time, wrote Clark. Akins Burch Sumner Dyal


BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Garrett Mullins, a rising sophomore, was the only baseball player from either Bradford, Keystone Heights and Union team All-Area honors from The Gainesville Sun. Mullins was recognized in the Suns small-team awards after going 7-1 as a pitcher for Union. Mullins, who also had one save, had an ERA of 0.77, giving up 31 hits and nine walks, while striking out 60 in 54 innings. He had three complete games to his credit. Union had three players earn second-team honors: rising senior Trace Croft and rising sophomores Whip Davis and Skyler Shatto. Croft, an doubles, two triples and 18 RBI. a utility pick after batting .395 with four doubles, two triples and 16 RBI, while going 2-0 as a pitcher, striking out 15 in an ERA of 1.37. Shatto, an doubles and 10 RBI. Keystone had two players earn second-team big-school honors: recent graduate Connor Osteen and rising junior Andrew Cox. Osteen was a utility pick, batting .324 with 19 RBI, while making 13 appearances as a pitcher with was selected as a designated hitter after batting .325 with six doubles and 18 RBI. Recent Bradford graduate Peyton Welch was a second-team pick as well. The catcher batted .290 with 11 RBI. Bradfords Jacob Polk, a rising junior, earned honorable mention, as did three recent Keystone graduates: Nate Gagnon, Alex Kanos and Gary one triple and 10 RBI, while .373 with nine RBI. Kanos, who played catcher, batted .400 with batted .314 with four doubles and eight RBI. He also had an ERA of 4.32 as a pitcher. Thursday, June 21, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 7B Unions Mullins earns Sun 1stteam All-Area baseball honors Roof Leaks Re-Roofs Shingles Metal Low Slope Mobile Home Commercial Lifetime Roofs Siding Rotten Wood Replacement FREE ESTIMATES Locally Owned www.LewisWalkerRoofing.comGuaranteed Best Service Guaranteed Best Warranties Guaranteed Best Prices Toll Free 866-959-7663 BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Four days after a public meetand-greet at which he proclaimed he would turn the Bradford High School baseball program around, John Staples called Athletic Director Lamar Waters and said he changed his mind about taking the head coaching job. Waters announced Staples hiring on June 11. Staples participated in a meet-and-greet at the BHS media center on June 14, telling 20-30 people he would last season. Were going to win here, Staples promised. Now, the winning will be with someone else at the helm. I had a change of heart and realized I really didnt want to be a head coach anymore and it, Staples said via an email statement. I appreciate all that Lamar Waters did to bring me there. I have never had anyone work so hard to make things happen. I am deeply embarrassed by the way things played out, but in the end, it was the best decision for my family and the Tornado baseball program. Staples was last a head coach in 2010 at Baker County High School. He stepped down as coach when he took a job as an administrator at the school. The district policy doesnt allow administrators to coach. Waters said he had several conversations with Staples about how excited he was to get started at BHS, so the call he got on June 18 was a shock. There was no indication at all that this was going to happen, Waters said. At the June 14 meet-andgreet, Waters said he didnt think anybody better, referencing Staples resume, which consists of 344 wins, 15 postseason appearances in 18 years and one state championship. The AD, eventually have a top-notch head coach. We do have several good, quality coaches whove applied for the job, Waters said. Waters said such a change in heart occurs probably 10-15 times a year throughout the state, so its certainly nothing new. Orlando Magic fans, for example, probably havent forgotten the time Billy Donovan took their head coaching job, only to remain with the University of Florida. Well go back to the drawing board and go from there, Waters said. Staples decides not to take BHS baseball job John Staples (far right) meets some Bradford players, including (l-r from far left) Seth Johnson, Cayden Martin and Cody Ellison during a meet-and-greet before he decided not to coach the team. John Staples I had a change of heart and realized I really didnt want to be a head coach all that goes into it. Bradford Athletic Director Lamar Waters Well go back to the drawing board and go from there. Mullins 2 from BHS, 1 from KHHS earn Sun AllArea track and BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Bradfords Jeremiah Vaughn honors, as did Keystone Heights Alex Guy with the release of The Gainesville Suns All-Area track Vaughn, a rising senior, was recognized in the 200m with a best time of 22.45. He tied for Hines, a recent graduate, was recognized in the long jump with 5.22 meters as her best jump. She won the District 5 championship, and placed 13th at state. Hines also earned honorable mention in the 200m with a best time of 28.85. She was the District 5 runner-up in the event. Guy, a rising senior, earned with a best time of 1:59.37. He was the District 5 champion and the Region 2 runner-up, wrapping up the season with a The Keystone runner also earned second-team honors in the 1600m with a best time of 4:30.44. He was the District 5 champion and placed fourth at state. Bradfords Jordan Hill, a rising senior, earned second-team honors in the high jump with a best jump of 1.80 meters. He was the District 5 champion. On the girls side, Bradfords Meghan Harris, a rising junior, earned second-team honors in the triple jump with a best distance of 10.93 meters. She was the District 5 runner-up and placed 12th at state. Also earning second-team honors were Keystones Camryn Williams and Union Countys Kurston Bakken. Williams, a rising sophomore, was honored in the 1600m with a best time of 5:25.91, while Bakken, a recent graduate, was honored in the discus. Williams and Bakken won their events at the District 5 Williams earned honorable mention in the 3200m with a best time of 12:43.23. She was the District 5 champion.


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Thursday, June 21, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 9B Donate A Boatsponsored by boat angel outreach centersSTOP CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN www.boatangel.com2-Night Free Vacation!or Car Today! 800 700 BOAT -(2628) Union grad Waters earns academic recognition BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Brooke Waters, a recent Union County High School graduate who played both softball and volleyball, was one of 12 to be named to Florida Dairy Farmers Girls Academic All-State Team. Waters, who plans to study nursing at the University of North Florida, ranked third out of 134 in the 2018 UCHS graduating class and served as her class president for three State pick in softball in 2017 and a second-team All-State pick in volleyball the same year. Waters Keystones Marquart named Suns Softball Coach of the Year BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer After guiding the Keystone Heights High School softball since 2010, Jessica Marquart was named The Gainesville Suns Coach of the Year. The Indians, who lost 4-1 to West Nassau in the Class 5A all three of their regional playoff games on the road. Two of those wins were over third-ranked Hernando and fourth-ranked Eustis. Keystone had six players earn All-Area big-school honors, selections: rising sophomore Daelynn Eatmon and recent graduates Molly Crawford, Ashleigh Jennings, Lexi Northway and Bailey Story. Eatmon went 7-6 as a pitcher, recording 83 strikeouts in 88.2 ERA of 1.73. Opponents had a .188 on-base percentage against her. Crawford, a shortstop, batted .409 with 16 doubles, one triple, three home runs and 42 RBI. She had a slugging percentage of .699 and scored 23 runs. leadoff hitter, batted .524 with three doubles and 17 RBI. She scored 43 runs and stole 40 bases. batted .511 with three doubles and 10 RBI. She scored 23 runs and stole 22 bases. Story, a catcher, led the team with a .550 average, hitting 12 doubles, six triples and one home run, while driving in 42 runs. She had an onbase percentage of .559 and a slugging percentage of .798. Keystone pitcher Megan Moncrief, a recent graduate, was a second-team pick after going 13-5 with an ERA of 2.53. Union County had six players honors: rising juniors Tiffany Clark and Kamaya Cohen, rising senior Kensley Hamilton and recent graduates Lexi Androlevich, Teala Howard and Brooke Waters. Clark, a catcher, batted .519 with seven doubles and 21 RBI, while Cohen, a second baseman, batted .426 with four doubles, four triples, one home run and 30 RBI. batted .565 with three doubles, two triples and 17 RBI. Androlevich went 13-3 as a pitcher with 82 strikeouts and an ERA of 2.08, while Waters, named to the team as a utility player after batting .311 with had a 1.95 ERA as a pitcher. .620 with nine doubles, six triples, one home run and 21 RBI. She had 25 stolen bases. Union shortstop Madelyn Kish, a recent graduate, earned second-team honors after batting .319. Rhea Jones, a rising honorable mention for Union after batting .286 with 12 RBI. Note: The Gainesville Sun relies upon teams coaches to nominate players. If a team, such as Bradford, is not represented, its because its coach didnt respond to nomination requests. Marquart BHS offers football sponsorship packages and individual redseat pricing Bradford High School is for football, and of which include a 4-foot-by-8-foot sign on the in the game program and at least one reserved parking pass. parking pass and a business cardsized ad in the program. The pass and a half-page ad in the program as well as two T-shirts, two reserved red seats, two hot dog combos per home game and announcement as a quarter supporter. parking passes, a full-page ad in the program, four reserved red seats, four hot dog or hamburger combos per home game and announcement as a game sponsor. parking passes, full-color ad in the program, four reserved red seats, four hot dog or hamburger combos per home game, four polo shirts, four T-shirts and announcement as quarter. scoreboard sign, three reserved parking passes, full-color ad in the program, six reserved red seats, six hot dog or hamburger combos per home game, six polo shirts, six T-shirts and announcement as quarter supporter. home games may be purchased on an individual basis at three different levels. The F1 level includes a reserved parking pass, hot dog combo and T-shirt. reserved parking pass, hamburger combo and two T-shirts. Please contact BHS Bookkeeper Beth Johnson at 904966-6086 for more information. Each Academic All-State Team member will receive a $1,700 scholarship from the Florida High School Athletic Association. To be eligible for selection, student-athletes need to have an unweighted GPA of at least 3.5 and have earned a varsity letter in at least two sports their junior and senior years. Alvarez, Dukes earn Suns top weightlifting honors BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Recent Bradford High School graduate Jakob Alvarez, who won the Class 1A championship in the unlimited weight class his senior season, was named one of The Gainesville Suns Boys Weightlifters of the Year, while Bradfords Caleb Dukes was named Coach of the Year after the Tornadoes tied for second at state. Alvarez won championships at the district and regional levels before winning the state title with a season-best 775-pound total. That put him 5 pounds ahead of Union County rising junior Agelu Nunu, who joined Alvarez Nunu, whose state total was his season best, was the District 5 runner-up and placed third at the Zion Barber, a recent BHS selection as well in the 169 class. Barber won the District 5 championship and was runner-up at the regional and state levels. He had a season-best total of 630 Keystone Heights had four including recent graduate Brandon Spivey, who was the Class 1A runner-up in the 139 class. He won championships at the district and regional levels, posting a season-best total of 500 Rising sophomore C.J. Parks and recent graduates Briar Smith and Hunter Stitt were Keystones the 129 class, posted a seasonninth at state and was the District 9 champion and Region 5 runnerup. Smith won the District 9 championship in the 154 class with a season-best total of 455 and placed fourth at the Region runner-up behind Smith in the 154 class with a season-best Bradford had three earn second-team honors: rising junior Tyrik Oliver in the 154 class, graduate Taro Ward in the 169 class and graduate Jordan Luke in the unlimited class. Oliver won the District 5 championship and had a season best of 440 in placing third at the District 3 runner-up, placed a season best of 560 and was sixth at state. Luke was third at Keystone had two earn secondteam honors in rising sophomore was the District 9 runner-up with a season best of 290 and placed won the District 9 championship, was the Region 5 runner-up with a season-best of 580 and placed 10th at state. Union graduate Chase Crawford earned second-team honors in the 139 class. Crawford was runner-up at both the District season best of 460 at each. He placed seventh at state, which was one spot shy of earning a medal. Keystone had three earn honorable mention: graduate rising seniors Carter Semione Semione and Dodd each won his class at the district and regional levels, qualifying for state in the process. Musselman was a runner-up at the district and regional levels. Jakob Alvarez is pictured with medals he amassed during his career. Photo by Shelley Rodgers. Caleb Dukes BHS football coach undergoes heart surgery BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Bradford High School Head Football Coach Brian Tomlinson successfully underwent openheart surgery this past Tuesday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. Hopes are now that he can recover from an infection that possibly resulted from the removal of his internal Prayer requests, designated by #Prayers4CoachT, have been posted and shared on Facebook as family and friends seek to support each other and stay updated on Tomlinsons status. A couple of Bible verses that have been posted include Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you, and 2 Timothy 4:17 (New Living with me and gave me strength. We just pray the doctors will said BHS Athletic Director Lamar Waters, who has coached alongside Tomlinson both at BHS and Union County High School. Tomlinson has had an diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in 2010. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the thickening of the heart muscle, heart to pump blood. Tomlinson April 25 due to its battery running low. Two weeks following that surgery, an infection developed around the incision, so he began receiving antibiotics. Tomlinsons wife, April, said they went to the doctor on May 24 to see if the antibiotics were working. The doctor said the That was done on May 25. During that process, one of the leaving a coil embedded in his heart. Following that surgery, infection was still an issue. Tomlinson was eventually diagnosed with sepsis, a lifethreatening complication caused by the bodys response to an infection. He remained in the hospital 12 days before being released on June 5 to return home, where he received antibiotics intravenously as well as home health care to tend to his incision with a wound VAC. Tomlinson completed his antibiotics treatment on June 13, but developed a fever on June 15 He was admitted to the hospital, where, after testing, doctors eventually came to believe the coil in Tomlinsons heart was the cause of his infection. That led to its removal this past Tuesday. The family now waits to hear whether further testing reveals that the coil was indeed the source of the infection. I just hope he gets better and comes back before the season, sophomore player Erric Smith said. Smith and teammates such as sophomore Pedro Carter have been participating in summer conditioning Mondays through Thursdays, doing what they need to do to prepare for the season, while also having their head coach on their minds. With him being in the hospital, it pushes everybody to be more responsible, Carter said. When he was here, we always depended on Coach T to keep us on track with what were supposed to do. Now that hes gone, other coaches have to step up and push the players to be more mature and to be leaders. Waters said if the removal of the coil improves Tomlinsons condition, it is hoped hell be physically ready for the start of fall practices. Were ready to see him back, Carter said.


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