** THURSDAYMostly sunny 84 / 67WEDNESDAYPartly sunny 87 / 64TODAYT-shower 87 / 71 Panama City News Herald Want to subscribe? Call 850-747-5050 PANAMA CITY Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @The_News_Herald facebook.com/panamacitynewsherald75 Â¢ www.newsherald.comPanhandle lags behind rest of stateBy Gary FineoutThe Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Â„ Unlike in South Florida, homes in the stateÂs Panhandle did not have tighter building codes until just 11 years ago; it was once argued that acres of forests would provide the region with a natural barrier against the savage winds of a hurricane.Many of those structures did not withstand the fury of Hurricane Michael, which slammed into the area last week with winds of up to 155 mph, leaving acres of flattened houses and other buildings in its wake before roaring across the Georgia border inland.ÂWeÂre learning painfully Michael lays bare weaker building codes STORM SCENES | INSIDESEE PHOTOS FROM THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE MICHAEL ON PAGES A4-5 INSURANCE, HOUSING HELP AVAILABLE COMMUNITY | A7PRAYERS, THE CALM AFTER MICHAEL AT ST. ANDREW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH See CODES, A3By Jim Thompson and Alicia Adams GateHouse Media FloridaLYNN HAVEN Â„ Presi-dent Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump both got a bird's-eye and ground-level view Monday of the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Michael as it smashed across the Northeast Florida Panhandle and into Georgia last week.Along with Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Federal Emergency Management Association officials and Mayor Margo Anderson, the Trumps toured a neigh-borhood in the hard-hit town of Lynn Haven, where the damaged roofs of many homes were covered with blue tarps. The scent of pine sap from broken trees still filled the air.ÂTo see this personally ... total devastation,ÂŽ Trump said as he walked through a residential area along 7th Street.The storm cut a damaging swath through that section of residential Lynn Haven, where snapped power poles and downed power lines lay along the streets among limbs and vegetation blown off trees by Hurricane Michael, which made landfall Wednesday along the northeastern Gulf Coast.ÂIt was almost like a giant tornado Â„ a really wide tor-nado,ÂŽ the president said in describing the hurricane.Among the people the Trumps and Scott visited Monday during their quick tour was Michael Rollins, a white-haired gentleman who rode out the storm with his pets. Standing in front of his house, its roof covered with blue plastic, Rollins spent several minutes talk-ing with Trump and the other officials who toured the neighborhood.At one point, Rollins told Trump about the tree that narrowly missed his home when it fell.ÂIt just about got it,ÂŽ Trump said.Rollins told the Trumps, Scott and the FEMA workers that the city's response to the hurricane has been heartwarming.ÂThe whole community has come together,ÂŽ he said.The Trumps arrived at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City on Marine One, the presidential helicopter, President visits PanhandlePresident Donald Trump and Â“ rst lady Melania Trump hand out water during a visit to areas affected by Hurricane Michael, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Lynn Haven, Fla. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is at right. [AP PHOTO/EVAN VUCCI] President Donald Trump, Â“ rst lady Melania Trump and Florida Gov. Rick Scott, tour a neighborhood affected by Hurricane Michael, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Lynn Haven, Fla. [AP PHOTO/EVAN VUCCI] See PRESIDENT, A2 After the storm .............A4-5 Comics ..........................B5 Diversions ......................B4 Local & State ...............B1-3 Storm Briefs ...................A6 Weather .........................A8 LOCAL & STATE | B1DEVASTATED TYNDALL IS COMING BACK, GENERAL SAYS LOCAL | B1
** A2 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | The News Heraldshortly before noon Monday, accompanied by three Marine Corps MV-22 tilt-rotor aircraft loaded with representatives of the national media. The president and first lady initially arrived in the area aboard Air Force One, the presidential jet, which landed at Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach shortly after 10 a.m.Awaiting the president's arrival on the tarmac at the Panama City airport were Mexico Beach Mayor Al Cathey and Panama City Mayor Greg Brudnicki, both of whom lead cities heavily damaged by Hurricane Michael. National media rep-resentatives flew over Mexico Beach before landing at the airport.After a 20-minute motorcade from the Panama City airport to Lynn Haven, the Trumps spent about 40 minutes in the town before returning to the airport and boarding Marine One bound for a similar tour somewhere in Georgia, where Hurricane Michael also caused consid-erable damage.The route from the airport to Lynn Haven provided a hint of the extent of damage later seen in the city. All along the motorcade route, uprooted and snapped trees lined the roadway, and at least two utility crews were working to restore electrical power.After visiting residents at their homes, the Trumps toured an aid distribution center in Lynn Haven where local volunteers were cooking meals and handing out water. Parked amid the tents pitched across the in-town parking lot was a FEMA vehicle, outside of which sat a number of FEMA personnel, speaking individually with victims of the hurricane.ÂThese are the people that make it work, and they make it work beautifully,ÂŽ Trump said, gesturing toward the FEMA personnel.Asked during his tour of Lynn Haven to compare Hurricane Michael with other recent hurricanes, Trump suggested it was the worst in recent memory.ÂLook behind you,ÂŽ he said, gesturing to the heaps of fallen trees and snapped power lines surrounding the impromptu distribution center. ÂThis is incredible.ÂŽAssessing the federal response to Hurricane Michael thus far, Trump gave high marks to his administration.ÂWe're doing a lot ... more than anybody would have ever done,ÂŽ he said. After meeting briefly with the FEMA personnel, Trump rounded the corner at the front of the vehicle, and the hundreds of people visiting the impromptu distribution center broke into cheers and applause. Trump and the first lady spent a few minutes handing out bottles of water as dozens of people, with cell phones held high, worked to get a memento of the day the president came to town.Throughout the president's trip into and out of Lynn Haven, people at intersections blocked for the motorcade, and else-where along the route, stood cheering and waving as the president passed by.Trump left Lynn Haven with an optimistic thought, saying he expected that it wouldn't take long for people to start rebuilding their homes, businesses and lives.ÂThirty days, you wonÂt even recognize it,ÂŽ he said. PRESIDENTFrom Page A1President Donald Trump and Â“ rst lady Melania Trump tour a neighborhood affected by Hurricane Michael, Monday in Lynn Haven, Fla. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is front right. [AP PHOTO/EVAN VUCCI] A girl smiles as she turns away in disbelief after meeting President Donald J Trump during his visit to the storm ravaged city of Lynn Haven to see Hurricane Michael damage and relief efforts there Monday. [MICHAEL SNYDER/DAILY NEWS] President Donald Trump speaks to the media with U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, left, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott after arriving at Eglin Air Force Base Monday. [EVAN VUCCI/ASSOCIATED PRESS] President Donald J Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott visited the storm ravaged city of Lynn Haven Monday to see Hurricane Michael damage and relief efforts there. [MICHAEL SNYDER/DAILY NEWS] Right: President Donald J Trump raises his Â“ st to chants of ÂUSAÂŽas he visited the storm-ravaged city of Lynn Haven. [MICHAEL SNYDER/ DAILY NEWS] President Donald J Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott visited the storm ravaged city of Lynn Haven Monday to see Hurricane Michael damage and relief efforts there. 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** The News Herald | Tuesday, October 16, 2018 A3By Jennifer Kay The Associated PressMIAMI BEACH Â„ Hur-ricane Michael failed to break up a patchy and toxic algae bloom that has lingered in the Gulf of Mexico off FloridaÂs shoreline for the last year, experts said Monday, meaning the red tide outbreak could continue to cause problems in the weeks ahead.Hurricanes can break up algae blooms, but they also drop fresh water and increase nutrient-rich runoff from land, which can make them worse, said Robert Weisberg, a professor of physical oceanography at the Uni-versity of South Florida.Michael blew red tide at the waterÂs surface into shore, but deep ocean currents that have been feeding the bloom since the summer also have persisted, he said.ÂThe factors that contributed to red tide outweighed the ones that would reduce it,ÂŽ Weis-berg said.The red tide began last October off southwest Florida after Hurricane Irma swept up the state, killing massive numbers of fish, along with scores of sea turtles and the stateÂs beloved manatees.The bloom also causes respiratory irritations in people which, coupled with the stench of rotting marine life, sent many tourists inland away from the beaches, seaside attractions and restaurants with outdoor seating.The bloom then seemed to spread up the Gulf coast into FloridaÂs Pan-handle over the summer, and finally around the Miami area on the east coast earlier this month.By late last week, the red tide appeared to have faded along most of Flor-idaÂs beaches, according to data from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-servation Commission.However, the algae was found in high concentra-tions off some Tampa Bay-area beaches, along with dead fish.Satellite imagery showed an ÂanomalyÂŽ in the waters off the Panhandle, where Michael made landfall Wednes-day, and off the southwest coast, said Tracy Fanara, a program manager for environmental health at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota.Water samples this week likely will confirm red tide in those areas, she said. Whether fish kills or respiratory prob-lems follow on those shores depends on which way the wind blows.ÂOn the southwest coast, we didnÂt get much wind or rain onshore from Michael, but offshore it wasnÂt enough to dissipate the bloom,ÂŽ she said.Red tide is caused by an organism called Kar-enia brevis, which occurs naturally in the waters off Florida. Blooms regularly occur off the stateÂs Gulf coast, but they are rare on FloridaÂs Atlantic side. In an average year, a red tide may bloom in the fall and run its course through the winter months.The effects of the cur-rent bloom have varied from week to week, and not every beach has been hit. But in August, it stretched over 150 miles (240 kilometers) along FloridaÂs Gulf coast, and it appeared to intensify after Tropical Storm Gordon plowed across the Gulf in early September, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.NOAA researchers have called this red tide Âunusually persistent.ÂŽÂHurricanes in the past have not caused the blooms to dissipate, though the number of cases where blooms and hurricanes occurred at the same time is small so we will be watching to see what effects Hurricane Michael has on the current bloom,ÂŽ NOAA spokesman Jerry Slaff said in an email Monday.Experts: Hurricane Michael failed to end red tide in gulf In this Oct. 3 Â“ le photo, dead Â“ sh Â” oat in the water in Mexico Beach. Experts say Hurricane Michael failed to break up a patchy and toxic algae bloom in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida. That means the red tide could continue to cause problems in the weeks ahead. [PATTI BLAKE/NEWS HERALD VIA AP, FILE] By Russ BynumThe Associated PressPANAMA CITY Â„ Residents of hurricane-ravaged communities in FloridaÂs Panhandle turned to volunteers and each other for help Monday, the fifth day without cell service, elec-tricity or, in many cases, shelter.Trevor Lewis, a member of a six-person search-and-rescue unit, said he watched storm victims Âcry out in joyÂŽ when his team let them use its cellphones to con-tact loved ones for the first time in days.ÂThe amount of stress that people are in, not just from losing everything, but not having phones, power, food, water, puts a huge toll on the emotional factor of people stuck in these houses,ÂŽ Lewis said. ÂAnd it really ups the ante a whole lot more.ÂŽAs President Donald Trump visited the devastated zone, the death toll from MichaelÂs march from Florida to Virginia stood at 17, with just one confirmed death so far in Mexico Beach, a town of about 1,000 people that was nearly wiped off the map in a direct hit from the hurricane and its 155 mph winds last week.City Clerk Adrian Welle told local media that 46 people in Mexico Beach were still unaccounted for. That number had previously been 285, but officials think many left right before the storm hit.Trump took a helicopter tour over Mexico Beach and also saw the badly damaged Tyndall Air Force base. After landing in Panama City, he visited Lynn Haven, another hard-hit city.Across the stricken Panhandle, nerves were frayed as storm victims confronted shortages of gas and other supplies.Limon Wilson sat for an hour with his car parked at a gas pump with no fuel outside hard-hit Panama City. His home in the city was badly damaged, with a tree through the roof. He was trying to find shelter for his four children and other family members.ÂWeÂve been trying to rough it at home for the last few days. But itÂs hot,ÂŽ Wilson said as his 8-month-old daughter sat on his knee.As of Sunday, more than 190,000 homes and businesses in Florida were without electricity, along with about 120,000 in Georgia.It was unclear how many people were missing. Because of widespread cellphone outages, authorities said some people who are safe may not be able to let friends or loved ones know.A Houston-based organization called CrowdSource Rescue that takes calls from worried family members and sends the details to rescue crews on the ground said it has helped find nearly 1,500 people since Michael struck. But co-founder Matthew Marchetti said it was still looking for more than 1,350 in the hurricane-affected area.Lewis was part of a team that spent days doing more than 100 wellness checks on people reported missing by family members in Lynn Haven.ÂJust the desperation in the family membersÂ voices that hadnÂt contacted their loved one for a few days was bad,ÂŽ he said. ÂThen we get on scene and find their family members and they have no food, no water, no power.ÂŽLewisÂ crew, the selffunded group Salty Water Rescue Services, which is made up of local law enforcement and fire rescue officials from Cocoa Beach, found a woman in her 80s who had no food and just a few bottles of water left. They evacuated her and put her on the phone with a family member.No cellphones, no gas, no end to misery A message reading ÂHelp us TrumpÂŽ is written on a damaged business from Hurricane Michael in Callaway on Sunday. [AP PHOTO/DAVID GOLDMAN] that we shouldnÂt be doing those kinds of exemptions,ÂŽ said Don Brown, a former legislator from the Pan-handle who now sits on the Florida Building Commission. ÂWe are vulnerable as any other part of the state. There was this whole notion that the trees were going to help us, take the wind out of the storm. Those trees become projectiles and flying objects.ÂŽHurricane Andrew a generation ago razed FloridaÂs most-populated areas with winds up to 165 mph, damaging or blowing apart more than 125,000 homes and obliterating almost all mobile homes in its path. The acres of flattened homes showed how contractors cut cor-ners amid the patchwork of codes Florida had at the time. For example, flimsy particle board was used under roofs instead of sturdier plywood, and staples were used instead of roofing nails.Since 2001, structures statewide must be built to withstand winds of 111 mph and up; the Miami area is considered a Âhigh velocity hurricane zoneÂŽ with much higher standards, requiring many structures to withstand hurricane winds in excess of 170 mph.Though MichaelÂs winds were particularly fierce, any boost in the level of safety requirements for builders could help homes better with-stand hurricanes.Tom Lee, a homebuilder and legislator, says past hurricanes have shown time and time again that the stricter codes help. He said after such previous storms, he could see during flyovers which homes were built before the new code.ÂThe structural integ-rity of our housing stock is leaps and bounds beyond what it was,ÂŽ Lee said.The codes call for shatterproof windows, fortified roofs and reinforced concrete pillars, among other specifications. But it wasnÂt until 2007 that homes built in the Panhandle more than 1 mile (1.5 kilometers) from shore were required to follow the higher stan-dards. Hurricane Michael pummeled the region with devastating winds from the sea all the way into Georgia, destroying buildings more than 70 miles from the shoreline.Gov. Rick Scott said it may be time for Florida to boost its standards Â„ considered the tough-est in the nation Â„ even further.ÂAfter every event, you always go back and look what you can do better,ÂŽ Scott said. ÂAfter Andrew, the codes changed dramatically in our state. Every time something like this happens, you have to say to yourself, ÂIs there some-thing we can do better?ÂÂŽMexico Beach, the Gulf Coast town destroyed by Michael, lacked a lot of new or retrofitted construction, said Craig Fugate, the former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and a former emergency management chief for the state of Florida. The small seaside community had a lot of older mobile homes and low-income year-round residents working in the commercial fishing and service industries.ÂQuiet, idyllic, what I call ÂOld Florida,ÂÂŽ Fugate said. ÂThis is not a bunch of high rises or brand new developments.ÂŽ Bill Herrle, who owned a house near the shoreline in Mexico Beach until it was destroyed by the storm, said he wasnÂt sure it made a difference when the homes there were built. He said the storm took out his house, built in the mid-Â80s, as well as newer buildings put up recently.ÂIt wiped out both the older and newer homes. It looks like my entire street is razed,ÂŽ said Herrle, who was not in Mexico Beach during the storm. CODESFrom Page A1 In this Oct. 12 photo, Joy Hutchinson, left, is comforted by her daughter Jessica Hutchinson, as she returns to Â“ nd her home swept away from hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach. [AP PHOTO/DAVID GOLDMAN, FILE]
** A4 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | The News HeraldJerry Register, a congregation member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, hugs a fellow church member during SundayÂs servic e, outside the damaged church in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. [GERALD HERBERT/AP] Marla Wood pulls a framed art piece out of the rubble of her damaged home from Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach on Sunday. [DAVID GOLDMAN/AP] A statue of the Virgin Mary stands Sunday outside Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mexico Beach, which was damaged by Hurricane Michael. [DAVID GOLDMAN/AP] Customers stand Sunday in a line that winds around the parking lot to sign up for an AT&T cellphone after Hurricane Michael devastated and knocked out service for most other carriers in Panama City. [SCOTT CLAUSE/THE DAILY ADVERTISER] Candace Phillips holds a note on Sunday that she found in the rubble that her daughter left on a recent visit to their now damaged home in Mexico Beach in the aftermath of hurricane Michael. ÂWe spent 25 years of our marriage working to get here and weÂre going to stay,ÂŽ said Phillips of her and husbandÂs plans to rebuild. [DAVID GOLDMAN/AP] Left: Amber Cousin sits by a window as Amy Lenain naps in a room they now share with multiple people after their SpringÂ“ eld homeÂs roof was partially torn off by Hurricane Michael. [GERALD HERBERT/AP] Soldiers with Florida National GuardÂs Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, on Monday load food and water for the public at an aid distribution point in the wake of Hurricane Michael in Panama City. [DAVID GOLDMAN/AP] Bay County after the storm
** The News Herald | Tuesday, October 16, 2018 A5Congregation members share the sign of peace during a Sunday service outside St. Andrew United Methodist Church, which was heav ily damaged by Hurricane Michael. [GERALD HERBERT/AP] William Johnson helps pack up a friendÂs belongings as he returns Sunday to his damaged home from Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach. [DAVID GOLDMAN/AP] Leigh Bolding, center, cries with her daughter Kayla Cromer, right, as she holds her granddaughter Allyana, 3, with grandson Luke, 7, at an evacuation shelter at Rutherford High School in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael on Sunday. [GERALD HERBERT/AP] Cars sit in trafÂ“ c Sunday outside buildings that lost their facades during Hurricane Michael in Marianna. [BRENDAN FARRINGTON/AP] Left: Ron Hyatt spray paints a message on Sunday to warn off looters outside his damaged home from Hurricane Michael in Callaway. [DAVID GOLDMAN/AP] Josh Starnes collects water from the Gulf on Sunday to Â” ush toilets at his damaged home in Mexico Beach. [DAVID GOLDMAN/AP] Larry Burns, rear right, uses a gas can to shield himself from the hot sun while waiting for gas for more than three hours in Callaway on Monday in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. [DAVID GOLDMAN/AP] People line up for daywork cleaning debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Panama City on Monday. Some of those who lined up lost their jobs to the storm as many businesses still are not operating. [DAVID GOLDMAN/AP] Finding a new normal
** A6 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | The News Herald PANAMA CITY BEACHGulf Power: Panama City Beach power restored Gulf Power announced Monday that more than 95 percent of customers in Panama City Beach east of State 79 to the Hathaway Bridge have been restored 18 hours before estimated resto-ration time.This brings the total number of customers who have been restored since Hurricane MichaelÂs landfall on Wednesday to about 62,000. Work con-tinues around the clock as crews repair and rebuild the electric infrastruc-ture in the areas severely affected by Hurricane Michael.GULF COUNTYSt. Joe Gas shuts down for Â“ rst respondersÂ safetySt. Joe Gas Company shut down its entire gas system Friday in Gulf County so first respond-ers could go door-to-door without having to worry about gas leaks.Gas employees from St. Joe Natural Gas Company and others from as far as Miami are working now to restore gas service in all areas, according to a press release from Gulf County. The county is urging residents to not tamper with any gas lines or attempt to restore service.To report any damage to gas piping, email email@example.com. Those with no access to email can go in person to 301 Long Ave. in Port St. Joe.Those who see a gas company vehicle can flag it down and report a problem. The company has limited phone and internet service, the press release said.PANAMA CITYTrash pickup resumes in Panama CityTrash vehicles were back out on the road Monday in Panama City.Residents are asked to put their blue cans and any bagged household goods on the roadway for pickup to begin again.ItÂs not going to be the normal schedule, public information officer Caitlin Lawrence said. It will take several days for crews to work their way through the city. If there are low hanging power lines or debris blocking the street, the city will not be able to collect the debris.ÂWe will be getting to as many people as we can every day,ÂŽ Lawrence said.If the blue can is miss-ing or damaged, call 850-872-3172 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to request a replacement.PANAMA CITYBanks beginning to re-open in Panama CityWith the help of some mobile banking units, all Hancock Whitney full-service banking locations were open Monday.A temporary office has been set up at 2305 State 77 and Hancock WhitneyÂs Edgewater and Marianna financial centers are open this week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tallahassee, Emer-ald Coast and Pensacola full-service locations also are open for regular busi-ness hours to help people with the financial options they need to recover and rebuild from the storm.A limited-service Business Financial Center on 23rd Street in Panama City is not yet open.PANAMA CITYEastern Shipbuilding reaching out to employeesThe president of East-ern Shipbuilding is asking employees to check in.Employees are being asked to reach out to leadership at Eastern Shipbuilding and let them know their current status, how their family is, where they are located and avail-ability to work again.ÂThe cleanup effort will take all of us so we can back to building ves-sels,ÂŽ President Joey DÂIsernia said in an email to employees.People can call Bob Babb at 850-774-5322, Ed Egert at 850-348-9060 and Marvin Serna at 850520-0103 to check in.Both shipyards sustained damage in the storm.PANAMA CITYHumane Society reuniting lost pets, ownersThe American Society for the Prevention of Cru-elty to Animals (ASPCA) has set up a headquarters at the Humane Society of Bay County in an effort to reunite lost pets and their owners.People can bring found pets to 1600 Bay View Ave. The Humane Society is asking rescue groups to coordinate their efforts through them.The Florida State Animal Response Coalition also is setting up a central data-base where people can post photos of their lost pets and contact info. Gatehouse Media Florida reportsAREA STORM BRIEFS By Katie Landeck522-5114 | @PCNHKatieL firstname.lastname@example.orgPANAMA CITY Â„ In some of the hardest hit areas of Bay County, armed robbery is becom-ing a rampant problem.Communication challenges between the departments is making it near impossible to provide exact arrest numbers, but officials with both the Panama City Police Department and Bay County SheriffÂs Office confirmed arrested have been made.ÂThe east side of town is just getting heavily inundated with looting, crime,ÂŽ said Panama City Lt. John Morris. ÂWe are in a state of emergency, and we have people that are going out there trying to take advantage of the situation and itÂs ridicu-lous to be honest with you.ÂŽReports range from people stealing boxes of cigarettes or breaking into homes to rob people at gunpoint to potential shootings in Lynn Haven, Springfield and Panama City Beach.To control the situation, law enforcement officers are pouring in from all over the state to help with patrolling, doubling and tripling up in vehicle.Panama City, for example, currently has units from Pensacola, Gainesville, Gulf Breeze and Fort Walton working with them and expects to be getting additional units for Miami soon, Morris said.Panama City has taken a zero tolerance approach toward looting.ÂWe, at the police department, are going to take you to jail,ÂŽ Morris said. ÂAnd youÂre going to sit in jail, because right now the court system isnÂt working well so youÂre going to sit in jail and youÂre going to sit in jail for awhile.ÂŽPolice warn looters The News Service of FloridaPANAMA CITYÂ„ As it continues to wait for word from some employ-ees after Hurricane Michael, Port Panama City expects to start providing limited service by the end of the week, port Director Wayne Stubbs said in a statement released Monday.ÂThe port sustained damage to many of the buildings, but no damage to its docks, cranes and equipment,ÂŽ Stubbs said in the release. ÂThe port expects to offer limited terminal service for gen-eral cargo by the end of the week.ÂŽStubbs noted that the port authority has not heard from all of its employees, and most of the employees contacted have sustained damage to their homes, with some losing their homes.Power at the port was restored Saturday, and internet service is expected to be up by Tuesday. Meanwhile Monday, Gulf Power said electricity has been restored for more than 95 percent of customers in Panama City Beach. The utility is continuing to gradually restore power in other parts of its service area.For more information, visit www.panamacity-portauthority.com.Panama City Port to partially open by end of week
** The News Herald | Tuesday, October 16, 2018 A7 GateHouse Media FloridaWhen Jerry Har-buck stopped by Kraton Chemical to check on the plant he got a big surprise.Kraton, located off Cherry Street in Panama City, is helping out its employees by offering them free Briggs and Stratton generators.ÂThey just saved me a lot of money,ÂŽ Harbuck said, who has been an employee for more than four decades at the plant.In addition to generators, Kraton also is providing them with a free drop cord, light, plus a lock and chain to keep the generator secure.Kraton also is putting five gallons of gas in its employeeÂs vehicles and five gallons in a can to go.Harbuck said Kraton would be doing this for all employees who need these services.Kraton Chemical o ering free generators to employeesChurch-goers bow their heads during an opening prayer as a small group gathered for the weekly Sunday service at St. Andrew Uni ted Methodist Church despite the substantial damage the church sustained during Hurricane Michael. [PHOTOS BY PATTI BLAKE/THE NEWS HERALD] Robert Waldman leads the congregation by singing ÂAmazing GraceÂŽ at St. Andrew United Methodist Church on Sunday. The Rev. John Blount leads SundayÂs church service outside St. Andrew United Methodist Church. The Rev. John Blount speaks to children during SundayÂs service. The Rev. John Blount leads a prayer outside St. Andrew United Methodist on Sunday. Prayers, the calm after Michael
** A8 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | The News Herald 6 a.m Noon6 p.m Low Hazard Medium Hazard High Hazard Water closed to public Dangerous Marine Life High Low 87/66 87/70 89/66 86/71 86/73 88/68 89/71 91/72 91/70 85/65 90/71 89/70 91/70 87/73 87/74 87/72 91/71 87/7187/6484/6783/7083/60Warm and humid with some sun Mostly sunny Clouds and sun with spotty showers Humid with times of sun and clouds8772858071Winds: NW 4-8 mph Winds: NE 8-16 mph Winds: ESE 7-14 mph Winds: SW 6-12 mph Winds: S 4-8 mphBlountstown 15.33 ft. 15 ft. Caryville 11.86 ft. 12 ft. Clairborne 36.80 ft. 42 ft. Century 8.74 ft. 17 ft. Coffeeville, AL 2.63 ft. 29 ft. Through 7 a.m. Mon.Apalachicola 7:55a 3:21a --4:53p Destin 2:49a 2:47p ----West Pass 7:28a 2:54a 11:54p 4:26p Panama City 1:51a 2:10p ----Port St. Joe 2:42a 1:29p ----Okaloosa Island 1:22a 1:53p ----Milton 5:02a 5:08p ----East Bay 4:06a 4:38p ----Pensacola 3:22a 3:21p ----Fishing Bend 4:03a 4:12p ----The Narrows 4:59a 6:12p ----Carrabelle 6:30a 1:08a 10:56p 2:40pForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018FirstFullLastNew Oct 16Oct 24Oct 31Nov 7Sunrise today ........... 6:45 a.m. Sunset tonight .......... 6:11 p.m. Moonrise today ........ 1:33 p.m. Moonset today ............... none Today Wed. Today Wed.Clearwater 90/77/pc 89/77/t Daytona Beach 90/72/pc 89/72/pc Ft. Lauderdale 89/81/pc 89/80/s Gainesville 93/69/pc 93/72/t Jacksonville 92/71/pc 92/71/pc Jupiter 89/79/pc 88/78/s Key Largo 88/81/pc 87/80/s Key West 89/82/sh 88/82/s Lake City 93/72/pc 92/70/pc Lakeland 92/74/pc 92/72/t Melbourne 91/78/pc 90/77/s Miami 90/80/pc 89/78/s Naples 92/77/pc 91/75/t Ocala 92/68/pc 93/68/t Okeechobee 89/73/pc 89/73/t Orlando 92/73/pc 92/72/pc Palm Beach 88/81/pc 87/80/pc Tampa 93/76/pc 93/75/t Today Wed. Today Wed.Baghdad 99/75/pc 97/74/c Berlin 69/46/s 69/45/s Bermuda 79/69/pc 81/76/t Hong Kong 81/72/r 79/73/c Jerusalem 75/62/s 73/60/s Kabul 65/38/pc 69/37/s London 68/51/pc 63/51/c Madrid 69/48/pc 71/52/s Mexico City 71/55/t 70/57/sh Montreal 49/41/c 47/27/sh Nassau 88/77/pc 89/76/pc Paris 77/53/s 75/54/pc Rome 74/62/t 74/61/pc Tokyo 70/61/c 69/59/pc Toronto 51/40/s 47/32/s Vancouver 59/43/s 60/44/pc Today Wed. Today Wed.Albuquerque 51/39/r 52/41/pc Anchorage 51/44/r 51/41/c Atlanta 80/61/sh 70/52/pc Baltimore 61/46/pc 63/38/s Birmingham 72/56/sh 66/50/pc Boston 59/45/s 60/37/s Charlotte 76/64/c 73/45/pc Chicago 55/36/s 48/31/s Cincinnati 56/40/pc 56/31/s Cleveland 55/42/pc 50/38/sh Dallas 48/44/r 58/52/r Denver 53/31/s 55/34/s Detroit 54/39/pc 49/31/pc Honolulu 84/71/pc 86/74/pc Houston 62/54/sh 64/56/sh Indianapolis 54/39/s 53/32/s Kansas City 60/40/s 58/36/s Las Vegas 73/58/s 74/56/s Los Angeles 83/60/s 83/60/s Memphis 53/46/r 66/45/pc Milwaukee 56/35/s 48/33/pc Minneapolis 50/33/pc 47/35/pc Nashville 57/43/c 67/40/s New Orleans 85/69/t 77/64/pc New York City 58/46/s 60/40/pc Oklahoma City 56/41/pc 65/48/s Philadelphia 59/47/pc 61/40/s Phoenix 69/57/pc 77/58/s Pittsburgh 52/39/s 50/33/c St. Louis 59/43/s 59/37/s Salt Lake City 58/38/s 63/43/s San Antonio 53/49/sh 57/53/r San Diego 79/60/s 80/61/s San Francisco 72/51/s 72/51/pc Seattle 69/48/s 69/49/s Topeka 62/39/s 60/35/s Tucson 68/50/pc 75/54/s Wash., DC 62/52/pc 66/43/sWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday Gulf Temperature: 80 Today: Wind from the east at 4-8 knots becoming south. Seas less than a foot. Visibility generally clear. Tomorrow: Wind from the north at 6-12 knots. Seas less than a foot. Visibility generally unrestricted.A thunderstorm in spots during the morning; otherwise, warm and humid with clouds and sun today. Winds south 4-8 mph. Mostly cloudy tonight.High/low ......................... 86/74 Last year's high/low ....... 87/71 Normal high/low ............. 81/61 Record high ............. 89 (2011) Record low ............... 37 (1987)24 hours through 4 p.m. .. 0.00" Month to date .................. 3.28" Normal month to date ....... 1.98" Year to date ................... 45.88" Normal year to date ....... 50.97" Average humidity .............. 82%through 4 p.m. yesterdayHigh/low ......................... 87/78 Last year's high/low ....... 87/77 Normal high/low ............. 79/63 Record high ............. 89 (1974) Record low ............... 37 (1987)24 hours through 4 p.m. .. 0.00" Month to date ................... 2.01" Normal month to date ...... 2.31" Year to date .................... 47.28" Normal year to date ........ 51.64" Average humidity .............. 77%PANAMA CITY Port St. Joe Apalachicola Tallahassee Perry Quincy Monticello Marianna Chipley DeFuniak Springs Pensacola FORT WALTON BEACH Crestview Destin Carrabelle Mobile Bainbridge ValdostaFLORIDA CITIESCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W WORLD CITIESCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W NATIONAL CITIESCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W TODAY FIVE DAY FORECAST FOR NORTHWEST FLORIDAHigh LowREGIONAL WEATHERWeather(W): ssunny, pcpartly cloudy, ccloudy, shshowers, tthunderstorms, rrain, sfsnow Â” urries, snsnow, iice. Shown is todayÂs weather. Temperatures are todayÂs highs and tonightÂs lows.Shown are todayÂs noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.TIDESMARINE FORECASTBEACH FLAG WARNINGSThe higher the AccuWeather.com UV IndexÂ’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme10 a.m.Noon2 p.m.4 p.m.UV INDEX TODAYALMANACSUN AND MOON MOON PHASESRIVER LEVELS Offshore Northwest Florida Flood Level StageApalachicola Choctawhatchee Alabama Escambia Tombigbee Temperatures PrecipitationPanama CityTemperatures PrecipitationFort Walton BeachBy Bob SalsbergThe Associated PressBOSTON Â„ Sen. Eliza-beth Warren on Monday released the results of a DNA analysis that she said indicated she has some Native American heritage, a direct rebuttal to President Donald Trump, who has long mocked her ancestral claims and repeatedly referred to her as ÂPocahontas.ÂŽThe Massachusetts Democrat and potential 2020 presidential contender challenged Trump to make good on his pledge to donate $1 million to charity if she provided proof of Native American heritage, a moment that was caught on video. Trump falsely denied ever making the offer.The analysis was done by Stanford University professor Carlos D. Bustamante, a prominent expert in the field. He concluded that the great majority of WarrenÂs ancestry is European but added that the results Âstrongly supportÂŽ the existence of a Native American ancestor.In his report Bustamante said he analyzed WarrenÂs sample without knowing the identity of the donor. He concluded that Warren has a pure Native American ancestor who probably lived six to 10 generations ago, and that it was impossible to determine the individ-ualÂs tribal connection.Warren, who has said her Native American roots were part of Âfamily lore,ÂŽ also released a video produced by her Senate re-election cam-paign. In it, she said: ÂThe president likes to call my mom a liar. What do the facts say?ÂŽBustamante replied: ÂThe facts suggest that you absolutely have Native American ances-try in your pedigree.ÂŽThe analysis is not the first evidence of WarrenÂs heritage. An 1894 document previously unearthed by the New England Genealogical Society suggested WarrenÂs great-great-great-grandmother, O.C. Sarah Smith, was at least partially Native American, making the senator as much as 1/ 32nd Native American.The genealogy group has said it has no conclusive evidence of her ancestry, and a spokesman said Monday it would not comment on the genetic findings.If WarrenÂs ancestor were six generations removed, she would be 1/ 64th Native American. But if her ancestor had been as much as 10 generations removed, that would make the individual a great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandparent and render Warren only 1/ 1,024th Native American, accord-ing to Blaine Bettinger, a genealogist and author who specializes in DNA evidence.Such a finding could potentially further excite WarrenÂs critics instead of placating them.WarrenÂs effort to address questions about her ancestry and the release of the video are her latest moves telegraphing a likely presidential run in 2020. During the summer, she also released a decadeÂs worth of tax returns, drawing a contrast with TrumpÂs unwillingness to release his own tax documents.The moves seem to anticipate the type of criticism she might face against opponents in a Democratic primary or in a possible general election matchup against Trump.Warren DNA analysis points to Native American heritageIn this Aug. 8 photo, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a town hall-style gathering in Woburn, Ma. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]
** The News Herald | Tuesday, October 16, 2018 B1 LOCAL & STATEBy Carlos R. Munoz Gatehouse MediaThe 93 airmen who rode out Hurricane Michael at Tyndall Air Force Base came away unharmed, according to U.S. Air Force leader-ship, who commended them for their service in the face of an unprecedented natural disaster.Standing amid the ruins of the hurricane-ravaged base on Sunday, where some of the U.S. military's most advanced weaponry is housed, Heather Wilson, secretary of the United States Air Force, declared all missions have been "stood down" and resources were being allocated to rebuild the airfield, which is home to the 325th Fighter Wing and a squadron of F-22 stealth fighters.A special operations team re-opened the airfield's runway immediately after the storm."I want to reinforce the point that our ability as an Air Force to defend the nation and to do our job has not been impacted by this storm," said Gen. Dave Goldfein, the chief of staff of the Air Force. "Now we are focused on the airmen, their families, to making sure we get operations back up and running."The evacuation of 11,000 airmen and their families, and all airworthy aircraft, occurred over 48 hours, from when Michael became a tropical storm to a Category 4 hurricane at landfall midday Wednesday.In that time, Tyndall Com-mander Col. Brian Laidlow had to marshal his forces and get his leadership in place to move personnel and equip-ment out of harm's way."When he gave the order they knew how to execute," Goldfein touted. "Their exe-cution was excellent." But those airmen no longer can return to the base because it is unsafe. Civilian workers have been placed on General: ÂTyndall is coming backÂSecretary of the U.S. Air Force Dr. Heather Wilson, left, Gen. Dave Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. Kaleth Wright provided an update on Tyndall Air Force Base on Sunday. The base suffered signiÂ“ cant damage due to the impact of Hurricane Michael. [HERALD-TRIBUNE STAFF PHOTO/CARLOS R. MUNOZ] By Genevieve Smith 850-522-5118 | @PCNHgenevieve | email@example.comPANAMA CITY Â„ There was no pulpit, no hymnals and no pews when the congregation of First Baptist Church of Panama City gathered Sunday to worship for the first time since Hur-ricane Michael. The hurricane had stripped it all away. But faith endured. Not knowing for sure what would be there, 200 people made their way to the church at the heart of the city at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, the church's normal start time, to give thanks for what they had and pray for those in need.ÂItÂs good to see you,ÂŽ said Senior Pastor Dr. Craig Conner to a round of applause while standing on the back of a pickup truck.Then, they picked the one hymn everyone would know Â„ Amazing Grace Â„ and looked for guidance to begin rebuilding.Currently, Regency DRT (Disaster Response Team) is drying out First BaptistÂs facility, which the church is still referring to as their ÂnewÂŽ auditorium. Mark Broersma, owner of Regency DRT and a member of the church, FAITH ENDURESBy Tom McLaughlinGateHouse Media FloridaState and federal government officials are stepping up to help Panama City-area residents affected by Hurri-cane Michael with insurance claims and emergency housing.Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis announced Monday that his officeÂs Division of Consumer Services will, in conjunction with FEMA, open an insurance village to assist area residents with storm-related claims.The insurance village will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday in the parking lot of the SamÂs Club at 1707 W. 23rd St. in Panama City and as of Monday 24 insurance companies will be represented.ÂWith thousands still without electricity, and com-munications systems mostly nonexistent, people can come to this insurance village to get the answers they need to begin the rebuilding process,ÂŽ Patronis said in a news release.Claimants will need to provide a driverÂs license or other form of identification, insurance cards and insurance policy information/ documentation, pictures or documentation of the property being claimed as a loss from Hurricane Michael and any additional insurancerelated information readily accessible.The list of insurance com-panies participating, as of Monday, included:American Bankers Ins. Co. of FL, American Integrity, American Security Insurance Company, American Strategic Insurance, Anchor Property and Casualty Insur-ance Co., Cabrillo Coastal, General Insurance Agency, LLC and Capitol Preferred Insurance Company.Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Cypress Property and Casualty, FedNat Insurance Company, Florida Association of Insurance Agents, Monarch National Insurance Com-pany, Nationwide Insurance and Olympus Insurance.Security First Insurance Company, Southern Fidelity Insurance Company, Southern Fidelity Property Help is available in areas ravagedFirst Baptist holds rst service a er MichaelParishioners cry Sunday during the Â“ rst service at First Baptist Church in downtown Panama City since Hurricane Michael. [PHOTOS BY JOSHUA BOUCHER/THE NEWS HERALD] ABOVE: Parishioners bow their heads and pray at the First Baptist Church parking garage in downtown Panama City on Sunday. LEFT: Pastor Dr. Craig Conner speaks to parishioners at the First Baptist Church parking garage in downtown Panama City on Sunday. See TYNDALL, B2 See CHURCH, B2 See HELP, B2
** B2 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | The News HeraldBy Carlos Munoz GateHouse Media FloridaPANAMA CITY Â„ In the 10 years that 89-year-old Bill Turner lived in the 1600 block of Billings Avenue, he never met many neighbors. He partially blames himself for not getting to know his neighbors. He knows them now.Turner said local children came to clean his house after the seven holes formed in the roof. Other neighbors are drop-ping off food and water daily and checking on the elderly man who rode out Hurricane Michael in his living room.ÂNever had I dreamed,ÂŽ said Turner, who didnÂt think the storm would be bad. ÂTheyÂre always tell-ing us itÂs bad Â„ this one was bad. I had a lovely carport. In the middle of the storm I looked out the window and a big huff came along. All of a sudden I saw my carport rise.ÂŽThe steel wreckage flew over his house and landed in his front yard behind the remnants of the white picket fence that raced his front yard.ÂYou want to cry,ÂŽ Turner said. ÂThat doesnÂt do any good. I donÂt have the money to put up another carport. I guess IÂm going to let the fence go too.ÂŽThe one thing Turner is happy about are the visitors.ÂLovely people have been stopping by and dropping off extra things for me to eat,ÂŽ he said. ÂIÂm meeting all kinds of lovely people. Âƒ Teenag-ers, I call them youngsters. They came over and ran inside and cleaned up my floor. I didnÂt want them to do it because I was wor-ried they could get hurt. I was walking through it and I almost fell over. You forget there are wonderful people in the world with all the lying and cheating.ÂŽA block away, Gayle Johns and Cheryl King said their street was cleared of tree debris earlier Sunday, which allowed them to drive out for water and supplies. They distribute them to neighbors, many elderly, who canÂt leave.Johns said by the time she realized Michael would rake the city with 155 mph winds, it was too late to leave.ÂThe rain was starting to come in through the porch,ÂŽ said Johns, who took a short video from the porch as trees fell around here.King said they prepared the bathroom as an emergency shelter, but did not use it. She described the time it took for the storm to pass as Âgut-wrenching.ÂŽÂYour stomach it was just, you donÂt know whatÂs falling, where itÂs going to land or where the wind is going to go,ÂŽ she said.Johns said tensions are rising throughout the city, but her neighborhood has been civil. She goes out several times a day to get sea water to flush toilets and gather drinking water to share.Carl Rudder lives next to Johns and King and is acting as the neighbor-hood chef, grilling turkey and fish for hot meals. He is one of the few homeowners on his street and a retired Navy field corpsman.Three weeks ago his homeowners insurance was canceled because asbestos was discovered in his house.ÂAll these homes used to be all the old shipyard houses built out of pine and asbestos,ÂŽ Rudder said. ÂThese are the strongest houses in Bay County.ÂŽRudderÂs house had some roof damage, but came through the storm without significant damage.ÂThe good lord was on my side,ÂŽ Rudder said. ÂI was in their praying. I had the best insurance.ÂŽMichael brings neighborhood closer togetherBill Turner sits on the front porch of his Billings Road home on Sunday. The Panama City man said he has met more neighbors as a results of Hurricane Michael. [PHOTOS BY CARLOS R. MUNOZ/GATEHOUSE MEDIA FLORIDA] said the damage to the sanctuary is Ânot cata-strophic, but significant.ÂŽÂWeÂre hoping to have the auditorium usable in two to three weeks,ÂŽ he said. He also is hoping to have the facility day care open about the same time, which will help care for the children of local families and will help get people back to work.Church officials have been encouraging their congregation to register as ÂsafeÂŽ with the Red Cross website and to use Facebook as a means of communication.This is the opportunity, Conner said he believes, for the congregation to help the physical needs of the community by providing water, food and yard help.During the service, he compared the fear of the storm to that of JesusÂ dis-ciples without their leader. Conner said he wants people to understand that it is OK to feel depressed but it is not OK to remain that way.ÂIt doesnÂt do us any good to deny reality. We need to deal with reality,ÂŽ he said. ÂI want them to understand itÂs OK to be consciously anxious, but not gripped by fear.ÂŽ CHURCHFrom Page B1& Casua lty, Standard Guaranty Insurance Com-pany, Tower Hill Insurance, Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company, USAA, and Weston Insurance Company.Gov. Rick Scott also announced Monday that FEMA had approved transi-tional sheltering assistance for families in Bay County.ÂTSA provides FEMA funded short-term lodging in hotels and motels for eli-gible disaster survivors who are unable to return home for an extended period due to disaster-related damages or inaccessibility of their communities,ÂŽ a news release from ScottÂs office said.FEMA has begun notify-ing eligible families in Bay County about their sheltering options, the news release said. The agency can be reached at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).ÂYesterday, I surveyed damage in Bay County, as well as Calhoun and Liberty counties, with FEMA Administrator Brock Long so he could see firsthand the damage and total loss suffered by our Gulf Coast and Panhandle communities,ÂŽ Scott said in the release. ÂSo many families have lost everything and now, with FEMA approv-ing Transitional Sheltering Assistance in Bay County, families will be able to begin to move into more comfortable sheltering accommodations and move forward in the recovery process.ÂŽThe governorÂs office also announced Monday that about 700,000 gallons of fuel is staged to be distributed at 13 fueling sta-tions to support restoration efforts and there currently are 82 fueling trucks being used to distribute fuel.AT&T and Verizon have been working around the clock to restore cellphone services, the release said. HELPFrom Page B1administrative leave with pay and benefits.Goldfein said the Âgood newsÂŽ is the Air Force has survived major storm damage before Â„ Hurricane Hugo at Shaw Air Force Base in 1989 and Hurricane Andrew at Homestead Air Force Base in 1992.Homestead was destroyed, and rebuilt.ÂThe base is coming back,ÂŽ Goldfein said of Tyndall.Morale was high among the airmen who rode out the storm, according to Wilson, who said they were asked if there was something they needed to make their stay more comfortable.ÂHere are airmen who have been here riding out the storm, many havenÂt had a hot shower since before the storm hit,ÂŽ Wilson said. ÂNot a single one of them could think of any-thing they needed. ThatÂs AmericaÂs Air Force. IÂm proud to be serving alongside of them.ÂŽWilson, Goldfein, and Chief Master Sgt. Kaleth Wright inspected the base Sunday afternoon. They were able to visually inspect the aircraft and equipment left behind, but would not say whether they were damaged.Goldfein said the Âhighly-sophisticatedÂŽ planes needed to be powered up to deter-mine whether they were damaged.Almost all of the struc-tures on the base had roof damage, according to Wright, who said civil engineers would be brought in to take a look at the facilities.ÂWeÂve got civil engineering operations here now,ÂŽ Wright said. ÂWeÂve got command and control back up now. We have security in here from Moody Air Force Base. The wing commander asked for additional support from outside, extra maintenance; heÂll get what he needs to get things going again.ÂŽ TYNDALLFrom Page B1 Billings Road resident Donald Crisp stands beneath a large U.S. Â” ag he hung after Hurricane Michael ravaged the neighborhood.
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** B4 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | The News Herald ARIES (March 21-April 19). Melodramatic people will avoid you (they thrive on theatrics and therefore don't want problems to end), freeing your time for maximum positive productivity. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It turns out that a few of your tangents were unnecessary, but no regrets. Your story is better for journey, even though, as Glinda the Good Witch once said, "You've always had the power." GEMINI (May 21-June 21) When everyone does the assigned job, things go smoothly. The trouble occurs when jobs haven't been assigned. Who isn't working and could be a great asset to the cause? Put everyone to work. CANCER (June 22-July 22) While you'd love to help everyone who asks, some of the requests you'll get are out of your jurisdiction or just don't feel right to you. Your intuitive response will be correct. Set limits. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your lion heart will lead you around today. You'll give generously of yourself. Also nota ble is your access to excellent teachers. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Explore the nature of a problem, goal or objective. Analyze what has been tried, what worked and what didn't. Take a straight-forward, scientiÂ“ c approach to making things better and you'll succeed. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When you concern yourself with getting to higher levels of rapport and trust with the people around you, you'll skip over a lot of other kinds of problems that could arise to engage with what really matters. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21) You have a holistic view that allows you to see the entirety of people to whatever extent is actually possible. You'll be appreciated for your clear, honest feedback. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You're sensitive to a wide range of social styles, and you will match your approach accordingly as a gesture of goodwill. This also happens to be an excellent way to build rapport that will serve you well later. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Don't get snared into the myth of conÂ“ dence. Any fool can be conÂ“ dent, and many are, while the wiser and smarter may be riddled with doubt. Take conÂ“ dence out of the equation. Strive to do what's right. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). People will support what they create, not necessarily what they are paid to support, and of course not what's been forced upon them. Co-creations will be much easier to Â” oat than solitary plans. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) To form the bonds of loyalty, humans need to connect on many levels including the emotional, intellectual and physical. Usually that is complicated, but today it will seem to happen naturally and effortlessly.HOROSCOPES BY HOLIDAY MATHIS DIVERSIONSÂTrivia FunÂŽ with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country. Comments, questions or suggestions? WC@TriviaGuy.com 1. From fun surveys whatÂs the most popular response when asked to name a state thatÂs fun to spell? California, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama 2. What famed race car driver and automotive pioneer committed suicide in 1946? Charles Nash, Karl Benz, Henry Royce, Arthur Chevrolet 3. Who was the first rock group to be paid royalties for record sales in the Soviet Union? Beatles, Kinks, Rolling Stones, AC/DC 4. Which presidentÂs quotes included, ÂOne man with courage makes a majority.ÂŽ? Andrew Jackson, William McKinley, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan 5. What worldwide scale is ÂcoordinatedÂŽ as UTC? United Terrestrial, Universal Time, Unequal Tarp, Union Tip 6. The current NBA (National Basketball Association) is comprised of how many teams? 24, 28, 30, 32 ANSWERS: Mississippi, Arthur Chevrolet, Rolling Stones, Andrew Jackson, Universal Time, 30TRIVIA BY WILSON CASEY ACES ON BRIDGE: BOBBY WOLFF (Answers tomorrow) PRUNE FLEET REBUKE EXOTIC YesterdayÂ’s Jumbles: Answer: When she asked her son if heÂ’d learned any even numbers, he said Â— TEN-FOUR Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAMEBy David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek Unscramble these Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.2018 Tribune Content Agency, LLC All Rights Reserved. Get the free JUST JUMBLE app Â• Follow us on Twitter @PlayJumble DEMMO GABYG VRALGE SOCARS SUDOKUAnswer to yesterdayÂs sudokuDEAR ABBY Boyfriend would rather party with friendsDEAR ABBY: I have been dating my boyfriend just over a year. We live and work together, which I enjoy. He, on the other hand, expressed from day one that all he asks for out of our relationship is Âspace.ÂŽ IÂm fine with that, but now it seems he needs more and more space. (An example: Spending nights at friendsÂ because they go out drinking on the weekends.) I have told him I think itÂs selfish because weekends are the only free time both of us have together. And lately, it has become a few weekends out of the month. My friends and family think itÂs bordering on inappropriate because when youÂre in a relationship, you want to spend time with the person you love. IÂm at a crossroads. Part of me understands where heÂs coming from; another part of me thinks itÂs a c op-out. IÂm wondering if I should put up with it for now until we find separate jobs (if that will even solve the problem) or if I should kick him to the curb. Advice? Â„ MATTER OF SPACE IN FLORIDADEAR MATTER OF SPACE: A man whose idea of a good time is going out drinking with his buddies to the point that he canÂt make it home isnÂt ready for an exclusive relationship. While I donÂt advise Âkicking him to the curb,ÂŽ if your idea of a satisfying relationship is spending weekends enjoying each otherÂs company, tell him you need more than heÂs prepared to give you and it would be better if one of you moved out.DEAR ABBY: My wife has fibromyalgia and BehcetÂs disease, an autoimmune disorder. We also have a 5-year-old daughter with special needs. My wife constantly complains about how much pain sheÂs in as she spends most of her days smoking and playing on her phone. She refuses to exercise and flits from doctor to doctor trying different pills and homeopathic remedies. IÂm in the military. I work full time and go to college full time. I take care of the cooking and cleaning around the house. She has gained a tremendous amount of weight, and I am no longer physically attracted to her. IÂm also beginning to feel like her illnesses are an excuse to take advantage of me. If I hear, ÂYou promised to love me Âin sickness and in healthÂÂŽ one more time, IÂll explode. I feel trapped and I want to run. What do I do? Â„ FEELING DOWN IN DELAWAREDEAR FEELING DOWN: You are carrying a heavy load. But as tempting as it may seem, running away wonÂt make your problems disappear. You have a child who needs you and a wife who is legitimately sick. ItÂs time to explore what services may be available to you and your family through the military. A good place to start would be www.militaryonesource.mil. It is a 24/7 support resource for the military community that offers, among other things, face-toface non-medical counseling. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby. com or P.O. Box 69440, Jeanne PhillipsWORD SCRIMMAGE: JUDD HAMBRICK Wilson CaseyLevel of difÂ“ culty (Bronze easy, Silver medium, Gold -difÂ“ cult): Monday Bronze; Tuesday Silver; Wednesday Gold; Thursday Bronze; Friday Silver; Saturday and Sunday Gold.
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The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.: 4035 Year of Issuance: June 1, 2016 Parcel ID: 27106-000-000 Description of Property : BAYVIEW HEIGHTS E 100Â’ OF LOTS 30, 31, 32 & LOT 33 BLK J ORB 3294 P 172 Name in which assessed: MATTHEW AND MCKINSEY INVESTMENTS LLC All of said property being in the County of Bay, State of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder, on November 6, 2018; 10:00 AM at https://bay .real taxdeed.com. Dated this 13th day of Septembert, 2018 Bill Kinsaul Clerk of the Court and Comptroller Bay County, Florida By: Teresa Childers Deputy Clerk W ARNING! There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction at https://bay .realta xdeed.com at 10:00 AM on the 6th day of November,2018 unless the back taxes are paid. To receive the payoff amount for the taxes owed contact the Bay County Tax Collector, Panama City, Florida, telephone number (850) 248-8514. To receive further information, contact the Clerk of the Court and Comptroller at the Bay County Courthouse, 300 E 4th St #101, Panama City, Florida, telephone number (850) 763-9061 x 3. To make payment, please contact the office of the Tax Collector, telephone number. Pub: September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 2018 21833 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Case No: 2018-1289TD NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN :CAPITAL ONE NA AS COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF TLGFY, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.: 1289 Year of Issuance: June 1, 2016 Parcel ID: 05470-768-000 Description of Property : 27 2S 13W-1.221-142A BEG 4994.85Â‘ N 2887Â’ E 1488.80Â‘ W595.92Â’ SWLY & 55.77Â‘ S OF SW COR SEC TH S 201.58Â‘ W 426.53Â‘ N 200.01Â‘ E 460.41Â‘ TO POB ORB 1183 P 266 Name in which assessed: LILLIAN CORBITT All of said property being in the County of Bay, State of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder, on November 6, 2018; 10:00 AM at https://bay .real taxdeed.com. Dated this 13th day of Septembert, 2018 Bill Kinsaul Clerk of the Court and Comptroller Bay County, Florida By: Teresa Childers Deputy Clerk W ARNING! There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction at https://bay .realta xdeed.com at 10:00 AM on the 6th day of November,2018 unless the back taxes are paid. To receive the payoff amount for the taxes owed contact the Bay County Tax Collector, Panama City, Florida, telephone number (850) 248-8514. To receive further information, contact the Clerk of the Court and Comptroller at the Bay County Courthouse, 300 E 4th St #101, Panama City, Florida, telephone number (850) 763-9061 x 3. To make payment, please contact the office of the Tax Collector, telephone number. Pub: September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 2018 21841 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Case No: 2018-3487TD NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN :CAPITAL ONE NA AS COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF TLGFY, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.: 3487 Year of Issuance: June 1, 2016 Parcel ID: 22493-010-000 Description of Property : WELCH ADD (4.01) COM INTERSEC OF W R/W OF COLLEGE AVE AND S LI LOT 5 BLK 3 TH N 19.43Â‘ TO POB; TH W 86.17Â‘ N 66.25Â‘ E 84.77Â‘ S 64.94Â‘ TO POB ORB 3389 P 1948 Name in which assessed: WILLIAM J HALL, SHEILA A HALL All of said property being in the County of Bay, State of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder, on November 6, 2018; 10:00 AM at https://bay .real taxdeed.com. Dated this 13th day of Septembert, 2018 Bill Kinsaul Clerk of the Court and Comptroller Bay County, Florida By: Teresa Childers Deputy Clerk W ARNING! There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction at https://bay .realta xdeed.com at 10:00 AM on the 6th day of November,2018 unless the back taxes are paid. To receive the payoff amount for the taxes owed contact the Bay County Tax Collector, Panama City, Florida, telephone number (850) 248-8514. To receive further information, contact the Clerk of the Court and Comptroller at the Bay County Courthouse, 300 E 4th St #101, Panama City, Florida, telephone number (850) 763-9061 x 3. To make payment, please contact the office of the Tax Collector, telephone number. Pub: September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 2018 21839 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Case No: 2018-3595TD NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN :CAPITAL ONE NA AS COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF TLGFY, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.: 3595 Year of Issuance: June 1, 2016 Parcel ID: 23384-020-000 Description of Property : 11 4S 14W -366.8118C4 COM AT NE COR OF SW1/4 OF SE1/4 OF SEC TH W 650Â’ S 50 FOR POB TH CONT S 110Â’ W 55Â’ N 110Â’ E 55Â’ TO POB ORB 1765 P 349 ORB 2805 P 715 Name in which assessed: THELMA LEWIS, GEORGE LEWIS All of said property being in the County of Bay, State of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder, on November 6, 2018; 10:00 AM at https://bay .real taxdeed.com. Dated this 13th day of Septembert, 2018 Bill Kinsaul Clerk of the Court and Comptroller Bay County, Florida By: Teresa Childers Deputy Clerk W ARNING! There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction at https://bay .realta xdeed.com at 10:00 AM on the 6th day of November,2018 unless the back taxes are paid. To receive the payoff amount for the taxes owed contact the Bay County Tax Collector, Panama City, Florida, telephone number (850) 248-8514. To receive further information, contact the Clerk of the Court and Comptroller at the Bay County Courthouse, 300 E 4th St #101, Panama City, Florida, telephone number (850) 763-9061 x 3. To make payment, please contact the office of the Tax Collector, telephone number. Pub: September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 2018 21845 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Case No: 2018-2470TD NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN :CAPITAL ONE NA AS COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF TLGFY, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.: 2470 Year of Issuance: June 1, 2016 Parcel ID: 12412-000-000 Description of Property : HIGHLAND CITY (2.02) 117B BEG 190Â’ W & 330Â’ S OF NE COR LOT 2 TH W 140Â’ S 100Â’ E 140Â’ N 100Â’ TO POB BLK 21 ORB 426 P 10 Name in which assessed: BONNIE TODD EVERETT All of said property being in the County of Bay, State of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder, on November 6, 2018; 10:00 AM at https://bay .real taxdeed.com. Dated this 13th day of Septembert, 2018 Bill Kinsaul Clerk of the Court and Comptroller Bay County, Florida By: Teresa Childers Deputy Clerk W ARNING! There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction at https://bay .realta xdeed.com at 10:00 AM on the 6th day of November,2018 unless the back taxes are paid. To receive the payoff amount for the taxes owed contact the Bay County Tax Collector, Panama City, Florida, telephone number (850) 248-8514. To receive further information, contact the Clerk of the Court and Comptroller at the Bay County Courthouse, 300 E 4th St #101, Panama City, Florida, telephone number (850) 763-9061 x 3. To make payment, please contact the office of the Tax Collector, telephone number. Pub: September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 2018 21843 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Case No: 2018-2904TD NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN :CAPITAL ONE NA AS COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF TLGFY, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.: 2904 Year of Issuance: June 1, 2016 Parcel ID: 15997-000-000 Description of Property : 3 4S 14W-183-105A3 BEG 677Â’ N OF SE COR OF SW1/4 W 444Â’ N 70Â’ E444Â‘ S70Â‘ TO POB ORB 489 P 627 ORB 513 P 141,142 Name in which assessed: EMORY PORTER, ARTHUR LEE TRIPPE, PAUL PORTER, MICHAEL PORTER All of said property being in the County of Bay, State of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder, on November 6, 2018; 10:00 AM at https://bay .real taxdeed.com. Dated this 13th day of Septembert, 2018 Bill Kinsaul Clerk of the Court and Comptroller Bay County, Florida By: Teresa Childers Deputy Clerk W ARNING! There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction at https://bay .realta xdeed.com at 10:00 AM on the 6th day of November,2018 unless the back taxes are paid. To receive the payoff amount for the taxes owed contact the Bay County Tax Collector, Panama City, Florida, telephone number (850) 248-8514. To receive further information, contact the Clerk of the Court and Comptroller at the Bay County Courthouse, 300 E 4th St #101, Panama City, Florida, telephone number (850) 763-9061 x 3. To make payment, please contact the office of the Tax Collector, telephone number. Pub: September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 2018 21847 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Case No: 2018-2038TD NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN :CAPITAL ONE NA AS COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF TLGFY, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.: 2038 Year of Issuance: June 1, 2016 Parcel ID: 08188-000-000 Description of Property : SOUTHPORT PLAT (14.1) 101B1 E 1/2 LOT 15 & LOT 14 LESS E 2.5Â’ BLK 20 ORB 2021 P 772 ORB 2789 P 2050 Name in which assessed: RENA BOGGESS All of said property being in the County of Bay, State of Florida. Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder, on November 6, 2018; 10:00 AM at https://bay .real taxdeed.com. Dated this 13th day of Septembert, 2018 Bill Kinsaul Clerk of the Court and Comptroller Bay County, Florida By: Teresa Childers Deputy Clerk W ARNING! There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction at https://bay .realta xdeed.com at 10:00 AM on the 6th day of November,2018 unless the back taxes are paid. To receive the payoff amount for the taxes owed contact the Bay County Tax Collector, Panama City, Florida, telephone number (850) 248-8514. To receive further information, contact the Clerk of the Court and Comptroller at the Bay County Courthouse, 300 E 4th St #101, Panama City, Florida, telephone number (850) 763-9061 x 3. To make payment, please contact the office of the Tax Collector, telephone number. Pub: September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 2018 22069 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 18-CA-268 MAGNOLIA BAY CLUB NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, INC. Plaintiff, vs. PAMELA F. THAXTON, ROBERT LEE THAXTON, HOWARD BROWN AND ERIN BROWN, Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on September 18, 2018 in Case No.: 2018-CA-000268 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Bay County, Florida, wherein Magnolia Bay Club Neighborhood Association, Inc. is Plaintiff, and Pamela F. Thaxton, Robert Lee Thaxton, Howard Brown and Erin Brown are Defendants, the clerk, Bill Kinsaul, the Bay County Clerk of the Court, will sell at public sale the following described real property: LOT 3, Block E, MAGNOLIA BAY CLUB COMMUNITY, according to the plat as recorded in Plat Book 22, Page 10 and 11, of the Public Records of Bay County, Florida. The sale will be held on November 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. C.S.T. to the highest bidder or bidders for cash at the website of www .bay .re alforeclose.com in accordance with Â§45.031, Fla. Stat. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on the 4th day of October, 2018. BILL KINSAUL Clerk of the Court By: Jennifer Estrada Deputy Clerk Defendants: PAMELA THAXTON 4837 Stellata Lane Panama City Beach, FL 32408 ROBERT LEE THAXTON 4837 Stellata Lane Panama City Beach, FL 32408 HOWARD BROWN 4837 Stellata Lane Panama City Beach, FL 32408 ERIN BROWN 4837 Stellata Lane Panama City Beach, FL 32408 If you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089 Panama City, Florida 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 At least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Penny Timm Dunlap 8.z. Shipman, P.A. 2063 County Highway 395 Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459 Email: P enny@dunlapship man.com T: 850.231.3315 F: 850.231.5816 Pub: October 9, 16, 2018 201801 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF DRAF T PERMIT The Department of Environmental Protection hereby provides Notice that it has prepared the Draft Permits for the proposed projects as detailed in the applications, subject to the conditions specified in the Draft Permits and summarized below. The applicant, Gulf Power Company, Mr. Richard M. Markey, Environmental Affairs Director, One Energy Place, Pensacola, Florida 32520-0328 applied on March 27, 2018 and April 18, 2018 for permits at a Class I injection well system. The system is located at the Gulf Power Lansing Smith Plant, 4300 Highway 2300, Southport, in Bay County. The facility will renew a construction permit for two non-hazardous Class I injection wells, TIW-2 and IW-5, for the disposal of reclaimed water, reclaimed water used as cooling tower blowdown, stormwater, ash pond water, and other permitted wastewater from the plant processes at the Gulf Power Lansing Smith Plant electric power generation facility. Injection well TIW-2 will be constructed with a 24-inch diameter cemented steel casing set to 1,200 feet below land surface (bls), a 10.75-inch diameter fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) tubing set to a total depth of 7,000 feet bls, 5.5-inch diameter FRP tubing set to 7,000 feet, and perforations from 5,000 to 7,000 feet bls. TIW-2 injection is into the Tuscaloosa Group. Injection well IW-5 will be constructed with a 20-inch diameter steel casing set to a depth of 1,200 feet bls, a 13.375-inch diameter FRP tubing set to 1,200 feet bls, and a total depth of 2,400 feet bls. IW-5 injection will be into the Eocene Injection Zone. The proposed maximum injection rate for TIW-2 and IW-5 is 694 gallons per minute (GPM) each and maximum injection volume for TIW-2 and IW-5 is 1.00 million gallons per day (MGD) each. Monitor well TEMW-A will be completed into the Tuscaloosa Group from 5,000 to 5,200 feet bls. Monitor well MW-5 will be completed into the lower Floridan aquifer from 700 to 780 feet bls (File No. 0177034-019-020-UC/1I WACS ID No. 99169). The facility will operate three non-hazardous Class I injection wells, TIW-1, IW-3, and IW-4, for the disposal of the same water as for injection wells TIW-2 and IW-5. Injection well TIW-1 is constructed with a 9.625-inch diameter cemented steel and fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) casing set to 4,853 feet below land surface (bls), slotted 8.47-inch diameter slotted FRP casing set to a total depth of 6,977 feet bls, and 6.625-inch diameter FRP tubing set to 1,180 feet bls. TIW-1 injection is into the Tuscaloosa Group. Injection well IW-3 is constructed with a 22-inch diameter steel casing set to a depth of 1,200 feet bls, a 13.375-inch diameter FRP tubing set to 1,195 feet bls, and a total depth of 2,400 feet bls. Injection well IW-4 is constructed with a 22-inch diameter steel casing set to a depth of 1,200 feet bls, a 13.375-inch diameter FRP tubing set to 1,195 feet bls, and a total depth of 2,400 feet bls. IW-2 and IW-3 injection is into Eocene-age formations. The maximum injection rate for each well is 694 gallons per minute (GPM) and the maximum injection volume for each well is 1.00 million gallons per day (MGD). Monitor well MW-1 is completed into the lower Floridan aquifer from 700 to 780 feet bls. Monitor wells MW-3 and MW-4 are completed into the lower Floridan aquifer from 700 to 800 feet bls (File No. 0177034-016-018-UO/1I WACS ID No. 99169). The Department has permitting jurisdiction under Chapter 403 of the Florida Statutes (F.S.) and the rules adopted thereunder. The project is not exempt from permitting procedures. The Department has determined that an Underground Injection Control permit is required for the proposed work. Any interested person may submit written comments on the draft permit and may request a public meeting within 30 days after publication of this public notice. A request for a public meeting shall be submitted in writing and shall state the nature of the issues proposed to be raised in the meeting. If a public meeting is later scheduled, there will be another 30-day notice period for that meeting. Written comments or a public meeting request shall be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection, Aquifer Protection Program, 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3530, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400, which is the office processing this permit application. All comments received within the 30-day period will be considered in formulation of the DepartmentÂ’s final decision regarding permit issuance The files associated with this order are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except state holidays, at the Department of Environmental Protection, Northwest District Office, 160 Government Street, Suite 308, Pensacola, Florida 32502-5740, and at the Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. Any additional information concerning this project may be obtained by contacting Neil I. 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CLASSIFIEDSB B 8 8 Tuesday, October 16, 2018| The News Herald NF-1185390 Eastern Shipbuilding Group an aggressive leader in the Marine Shipbuilding Industry has immediate openings for the following skilled craftsmen:Â€ ShipÂ“ tters Â€ Structural Welders Â€ Pipe Welders Â€ PipeÂ“ tters Â€ Marine Electricians Â€ Safety Rep. Â€ QA Inspectors Â€ ShipÂ“ tter, Welder & PipeÂ“ tter TraineesQuali ed craftsmen should apply in person: Mon Â… Fri, 8am 12pm Â… 1pm 4:30pm.Human Resources (2 Locations):13300 Allanton Rd, Panama City, FL 32404 and 134 S. East Ave, Panama City, FL 32401 www.easternshipbuilding.comEastern offers a competitive salary and beneÂ“ ts package including 401(k) and Company paid health, dental & life insurance, attendance & safety bonuses.Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Af rmative Action Employer. All quali ed applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, of local laws. MORE THAN A JOBÂƒ A FUTURE! LONG TERM WORKEASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP NF-1191629 Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is an aggressive leader in the Marine Shipbuilding Industry with new Contracts to build various ships at their Panama City, FL locations has an immediate opening for aPayroll Clerk Quali cations include: Â€ High school diploma or GED equivalent plus 1Â…3 years experience in Payroll. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Â€ Intermediate to advanced level payroll software, including job cost, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook experience required. Sage software with report design experience highly desired. Â€ Experience with electronic timekeeping desired. Â€ Experience with government contracts and DCAA compliance desired. Â€ Position requires integrity, exibility, initiative, interpersonal skills, attention to detail and multitasking. Â€ The ability to obtain and maintain bonding insurance coverage may be required. Eastern offers a competitive salary and beneÂ“ t package including 401(k) and Company paid health, dental & life insurance.Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/AfÂ“ rmative Action Employer. All qualiÂ“ ed applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, of local laws. QualiÂ“ ed applicants may submit their resume/application in conÂ“ dence to Human Resources, 13300 Allanton Road, Panama City, FL 32404 or via e-mail: HR@Easternshipbuilding.com MORE THAN A JOBÂƒ A FUTURE! LONG TERM WORKEASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP Communications SpecialistGulf Coast Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for the position of Communications Specialist working primarily out of the Southport, FL office. BachelorÂ’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or similar field required. Experience in a Public Relations /Communications position is preferred. At a minimum, the candidate should have completed a college internship in the Public Relations/Communications field. Key functions of position are: communicating with members and potential members, writing articles for various print/ publications/ social media platforms, and assisting the VP of Marketing/ Communications with other key communication areas. You may apply online at www.gcec.com/careers or at Career Source Gulf Coast Center, located at 625 Highway 231, Panama City through Friday Oct. 26, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. For a complete job description visit our website at www.gcec.com. Equal Opportunity Employer Innovations Federal Credit Union is seeking motivated, ambitious and member service oriented individuals with excellent organizational and customer service skills. If you have a positive attitude, a high standard of integrity, and you are a team player, we would like to talk with you about becoming a part of the exciting success and growth of this dynamic and innovative full service financial institution. We currently have openings for an:FSRI -Entry Level Teller position.Please submit your resume to: InnovationsFCU PO Box 15529 Panama City, FL 32406 Attn: Human Resources. Or email us at HR@innovationsfcu.org Maintenance Technician WantedFull time position with competitive wage and benefits. Weekend work required. Must have maintenance experience. Need to be detailed oriented and have basic computer skills. Valid driverÂ’s license required. Come by Collins Vacation Rentals, Inc. located at 60 East Gulf Beach Drive to apply in person or email Quentin Allen to request an application be emailed to you. email@example.com Our exceptional office is now looking for One Full-Time & One Part-TimeCERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANTExperience is required. Assist in all aspects of dental care, treatment, x-rays. If you are highly motivated, team oriented, outgoing and enjoy working with people, youÂ’re the person we need. We offer a great salary and benefits in a warm and caring atmosphere. Please fax resume to 850-233-9434; or email to firstname.lastname@example.org The City of Mexico Beach is currently accepting applications for the position ofCode Enforcement Officer .This positionÂ’s primary responsibility is working with enforcement of city ordinances, permitting and other duties as assigned. Qualified candidates will have a valid driverÂ’s license. Code Enforcement Certification preferred. Salary depending on qualifications. City benefits include Retirement, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance and Vision Ins. Applications will be accepted at: Mexico Beach City Hall, 201 Paradise Path. Job posting closes Oct. 26, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. For more information please visit www.mexicobeachgov.com The City of Mexico Beach is a Drug-Free work place and is an EEOC provider. For Sale 55Â’ TCL ROKU Flat screen tv, Brand new Still in box $350 Call 215-4428 SALE20% OFF In-StockFURNITURE LAMPS ARTWORKS & S Interiors 8406 PCB Pkwy 10% DISCOUNT CUSTOM ORDER FURNITURE and WINDOW TREATMENTSS & S Interiors 8406 PCB Pkwy Piano Lessons Enroll Fall Discounts! Lessons in your home or in studio. All ages! Call (850)260-5993 Emerald Falls 8602 Thomas Dr. Cobra Adventure Park 9323 Front Bch Rd.Now Hiring Ride Attendants CashiersMultiple Positions Small Engine MechanicPick up applications at Emerald Falls or Cobra Adventure Park. Full-Time SalariedCleaning, Landscaping, & Maintenance Tech. $30-32K DOE. (Health and Dental available). Apply at www.north star.church/jobs Medical/HealthMedical Asst./ ReceptionistExp. preferred for front & back office. Fax resume to: 850-763-9494 Emerald Falls 8602 Thomas Dr. Cobra Adventure Park 9323 Front Bch Rd.Now HiringSMALL ENGINE MECHANIC FULL TIME AND PART TIME YEAR ROUND OR SEASONAL. PAID BENEFEITS AVAILABLE!Pick up applications at Emerald Falls or Cobra Adventure Park 707jenks.com Nice, big office spaces. 200 to 2,400 sq ft. Shared reception, conf. areas. Starting at $400 and up. (850)535-5028 (850)624-5634 PublisherÂ’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise Â“any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discriminationÂ” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Millville : Newly remodeled 2 BR/1BA no pets, w/d hookup, $650 mo + $650 dep, Call 850-785-7341 or 850-814-3211. ! ! ! Sell It Today!I BUYHOUSESPretty or Ugly763-7355ibuyhousesprettyorugly.com 4001 Riverside Dr. Beautiful custom built 3br/2ba. 3126sqft. $425,000. MLS #668301 Laird Hitchcock Hitchcock Real Estate LLC (850) 866-2158 txt FL92794 to 56654 3202 MAGNOLIA ISLANDS Boulevard Panama City Beach Gorgeous New Orleans Style home located in the gated friendly community of The Preserve. This residence is surrounded by beautiful trees and the pool is privitely sacluded for lots of family fun. A stunning gourmet kitchen with double stacked ovens extra large pantry space and a wet bar for entertaining. Up the raw iron stair case the library with wrap-around bookcases. Three bedrooms up stairs and two down. The master bedroom is spacious and so is the master bathroom. His and her very large closets will make everyone happy. It has a beautiful entry way with a vaulted ceiling to welcome friends and family. This is a total charmer and there is plenty of room for the whole family. Did I mention 5 bathrooms? Colleen Dietrich Centergate Realty LLC (850)814-7298 Custom quality 3BR/ 2BA home. Pool w/ (3rd) outside bath. Split BR plan, lots of high end features. FP, wet bar, big rooms! Near Pier Park & Beach! $269,000 134 Colina Circle OÂ’Keefe & Wainwright, Realtors (850)785-8746 St. Andrews Charmer 1303 Calhoun Avenue 2BR/2.5BA Newly renovated Price Reduced $166,900 MLS#670029 Laird Hitchcock Hitchcock Real Estate LLC (850)866-2158 Commercial Bldg For Sale or Lease 4,000 sq ft, 15th Street -Large parking lot, previously car lot and pawn shop. Don Nations, Broker Call 850-814-4242 Colony Club/ PCB 2br 2Ba 1,200sqft 3rd floor corner unit Great Golf Course View Community Pool David Shearon 850-814-9098 MLS#674920 Text FL98207 to 56654 Jackson Co, FL377 Acres, $2,985.oo per Acre 145 Acres Cultivated/Irrigated 6,000 SQ FT Open Packing Shed 2,400 SQ FT Cooler with Loading Ramps Multiple Wells Excellent Hunting Call Kane 850-509-8817 Mobile Home trailer for sale. 12Â’x70Â’ in good shape in Callaway. 334 Camelia Ave., Lot 4 Call 850-871-2629 WATERFRONT Protected deep water on Bayou with boat slip to handle over 40Â’ boat. Unobstructed access to Bay & Gulf. 15 minute run to pass & Gulf! Approximately 88x200 tree filled lot. NOW REDUCED $239,900! OÂ’Keefe & Wainwright, Realtors (850)785-8746 1990 MAZDA MIATA convertible Body in great shape. Runs well. Asking $5,000. (850) 647-5325 or (850) 340-0735 LINCOLN TOWN CAR2007 Signature. Very Clean Town Car, Beige, 73,000 miles. $5800. CarFax, Private Owner, Cash only. 850-624-4900 2008 Harley Davidson Fat Boy 8700 miles, 96 inch motor, 6 spd trans, exc condition, $7100 or make offer, Call 850-532-5995 Utility Trailer (5Â’ X 10Â’) for sale: two new tires with spare (never been used); set of ramps included. $1000 OBO Call 256-975-5299 Live in local area. TOW DOLLYRoadMaster RM3477 Car Dolly with Electric Brakes. $2400 new, selling for $1100 with approximately 1000 miles on it. Call/Text 850-778-9100, in Panama City. Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! 747-5020 Turn to classifiedÂ’s Merchandise Columns Our prices are on target for you! Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! 864-0320