** FRIDAYShowery 84 / 70THURSDAYMostly sunny 84 / 69TODAYPartly sunny 88 / 67 Panama City News Herald Want to subscribe? Call 850-747-5050 PANAMA CITY Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @The_News_Herald facebook.com/panamacitynewsherald75 Â¢ www.newsherald.com By Patrick McCreless522-5118 | @PNCHPatrickM email@example.comPANAMA CITY Â„ As the city starts restoring basic ser-vices and bringing in supplies for residents after Hurricane Michael, City Manager Mark McQueen is creating a plan for the future.McQueen said such services as garbage pickup are back, five days after the storm hit. Fresh shipments of food and water requested by the city also arrived for residents Monday night. Still, while providing basic needs is the top priority, McQueen has begun gathering area businessmen and developers to plan not just to rebuild the city, but how to make it better and more prosperous.ÂI want to fundamentally take this disaster and make a triumph and set us up for great economic development,ÂŽ McQueen said. ÂMy vision is for us to have a com-munity and city thatÂs even greater than before.ÂŽThe Category 4 hurricane ripped through the city, knocked out power and water, and damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses.ÂOur priority is to take care of food and water,ÂŽ McQueen said.McQueen said the city requested major shipments of food and water from the Emergency Operations PC sees a city Âgreater than beforeÂJosh Gibbs pulls a pot out of the crushed remains of FrostÂs Pottery Garden. [KATIE LANDECK/THE NEWS HERALD] By Katie Landeck522-5114 | @PCNHKatieL firstname.lastname@example.orgMEXICO BEACH Â„ With a chainsaw, Josh Gibbs hacked through what was left of a friendÂs home on a mission he was all but sure was going to be futile Â„ looking for a missing piece of jewelry.A concrete slab marked where the Mexico Beach townhome used to be, but the building had become part of the communal pile of dev-astation, a whole community worth of stuff shaken and jumbled together.ÂThe way the debris is youÂve got to peel it back layer by layer, the stuff is smashed in so hard,ÂŽ Gibbs said. ÂItÂs a lost cause.ÂŽÂItÂs a futile effort, but we tried all day,ÂŽ said Jenny Gibbs. ÂFor her sake of knowing somebody cared about finding it.An awful scavenger hunt is unfolding in Mexico Beach as residents sift through a community that now bears a closer resemblance to a construction landfill than a quaint vacation town in a search for pieces of their old lives. The search is for items as small as jewelry or as big as houses.At first, Mark Drake could find only the porch of his familyÂs vacation home as he watched CNNÂs aerial footage of the disaster zone.ÂMy heart just sank,ÂŽ Drake said. But when the helicopter turned around PIECE BY PIECE, AND POT BY POTMexico Beach residents searching for everything from jewelry to housesThe devasation was total for many Mexico Beach homes. [KATIE LANDECK/THE NEWS HERALD] AFTER THE STORM | A4COULD REBUILDING RUIN ÂMOMAND-POPÂ MEXICO BEACH? LOCAL & STATE | B1LOOTERS TARGETING HOMES,BUSINESSES, OFFICIALS SAY By Tom McLaughlin315-4435 | @TomMnwfdn email@example.comWith early voting for this yearÂs general election less than two weeks away, the supervisors of elections in counties affected by Hurricane Michael are going to have to improvise to get out the vote.Fortunately, according to Okaloosa County Supervi-sor of Elections Paul Lux, the law provides a great deal of leeway which will allow them to do so.ÂThereÂs a broad range of things the law allows. ItÂs just a matter of everybody making their plan and getting it done,ÂŽ Lux said.Administrative rules writ-ten into state statute provide for emergency contingency planning, said Lux, president of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Election.Liberty, Calhoun and Gulf counties Âare on trackÂŽ to establish voting centers, said Tommy Hardee, the supervi-sor of elections for Madison County. Plans call for the centers to open Oct. 27, the day early voting for the general election is scheduled to commence, and remain so for 12 hours a day through election day on Nov. 6, Hardee said. Voters can cast ballots whenever theyÂre able to reach a poll-ing center.Hardee said he made a three-hour trip with a Voters will get their say in storm-hit countiesSee SEARCH, A2 See PC FUTURE, A2 See VOTERS, A2Mexico Beach ...............A4-5 Comics ..........................B6 Diversions ......................B5 Local & State ...............B1-4 Storm briefs ....................A3 Weather .........................B2 OFFICIALS: ÂGOING TO BE LONG FIGHTÂ LOCAL | B1
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Periodicals postage paid at Panama City, FL. Postmaster: Send address changes to The News Herald, P.O. Box 2060, Panama City, FL 32402Setting it straight It is the policy of The News Herald to correct all errors that appear in news stories. If you wish to report an error or clarif y a story, call 747-5070.P.O Box: 1940, Panama City, FL 32402 | Address: 501 W. 11th St. Panama City Fl, 32401 | Phone: 850-747-5000 | WATS: 800-345-8688 | Online: newsherald.com PANAMA CITY generator in tow to help Gulf County Supervisor John Hanlon re-establish his off ice in Port St. Joe.ÂI look at the supervisors of elections like family. When something happens, youÂve got to help family. ThatÂs what weÂre called to do,ÂŽ Hardee said.Hanlon, a life-long resident of Gulf County, said he had weathered Category 2 and Category 3 storms in his lifetime, but, like many others, was unprepared for the havoc brought by Hurricane Michael."I have never seen damage like we have here," he said.Somehow, Hanlon said, his office in Port St. Joe survived the storm."The flood waters came up to my door but did not come inside," he said.The Gulf County Supervisor of Elec-tions office has Internet access and has posted a recovery election plan on its website. The website states the office's voting equipment and servers were not damaged during the storm.Via the website, Hanlon announced that two voting super centers will be opened Oct. 27 at the "normal early voting sites that Gulf County voters are already familiar with."One site will be at 401 Long Avenue in Port St. Joe and the other at 314 N. 2nd Street in Wewa-hitchka, the site said.While the centers will be open through election day, they will be the only locations at which voters can cast a ballot, the website said. Any Gulf County voter will be entitled to vote at the super center locations.The Supervisor of Elections Office will also allow voters to pick up an absentee ballot for themselves or a family member or to vote an absentee ballot at the supervi-sor's office.Bay County Supervisor of Elections Mark Andersen, who reportedly weathered Hurricane Michael at his office so he could protect voting equip-ment, is still Âtrying to figure things outÂŽ in his storm-ravaged county, according to Hardee. But he too likely will open voting centers.ÂHeÂs going to have to do voting centers,ÂŽ Hardee said. ÂHeÂs got 44 voting sites. If I had to bet, IÂd say heÂd do about five voting centers.ÂŽAndersen was not available for comment. Cellphone service has been spotty in areas impacted by the storm.State contingency plans also provide a way for utility workers and other disaster relief personnel to vote while theyÂre deployed in the eastern Panhandle, Lux said.ÂWorkers can request to have a ballot emailed to them. They can fill it out and, if they can find a fax machine, fax it back to the county they are registered in,ÂŽ Lux said. ÂThatÂs true in every county in the state.ÂŽSecretary of State Ken DetznerÂs office sent out a news release Monday offering to provide any needed assistance to county elections offices impacted by the storm. VOTERSFrom Page A1Center, all which arrived Monday night. The supplies are set to be dis-tributed at several points around the city.Meanwhile, Gulf Power has worked diligently to restore electricity in Bay County and the city, McQueen said. The com-pany expects to restore power by Oct. 24 to 98 percent of its customers who can receive it.McQueen said water and sewer services will take longer, however. Currently, the city doesnÂt have a time frame to restore those services, he said.ÂItÂs important for everybody to understand that we have breaks in the water distribution lines,ÂŽ McQueen said. ÂWeÂve got to fix those lines, otherwise we wonÂt get pressure to distribute water.ÂŽThe city also had 100 lift stations, used to pump wastewater, damaged by the storm.ÂWeÂre working on that, trying to mitigate any potential health haz-ards,ÂŽ McQueen said. ÂWe donÂt want sewage to be rolling into the streets.ÂŽMeanwhile, city trash pickup was restarted on Monday, McQueen said. The city has enlisted help from outside gar-bage companies to do the work.ÂCitizens, they can go ahead and put their blue cans out near the street,ÂŽ McQueen said. ÂWeÂll be doing pickup a couple of times a week, but thereÂs no definitive schedule yet.ÂŽWhen water and electricity flow freely again, rebuilding the city will take precedent, and McQueen would rather not return to the status quo.ÂI want to revitalize the business sectors in Panama City and create that strategic vision to get our businesses going,ÂŽ McQueen said. ÂIÂm hoping to get the concept in place next week.ÂŽWhile McQueen doesnÂt yet have a focus to start redevelopment, the city has for years wanted to revitalize downtown and the city marina.ÂIÂm working with a number of community leaders,ÂŽ McQueen said. ÂI want to be inclusive.ÂŽOne of those who has volunteered to help with the redevelopment plan-ning is attorney William Harrison, a longtime mover and shaker in the community with family ties in the city that go back generations.McQueen said Harrison has agreed to help him connect with powerful businessmen and other community leaders to get the planning off the ground.ÂReally, what people are most worried about is where do we go from here,ÂŽ Harrison said.Like the many residents who have volunteered their time and money to help others after the hur-ricane, such as those who have cut downed trees for free, Harrison just wants to do the same.ÂThere will be some different looks about it, but there will be opportunities to make some improvements we couldnÂt do otherwise,ÂŽ Harrison said. PC FUTUREFrom Page A1ÂWorkers can request to have a ballot emailed to them. They can ll it out and, if they can nd a fax machine, fax it back to the county they are registered in. ThatÂs true in every county in the state.ÂŽOkaloosa County Supervisor of Elections Paul Lux Kathy Drake pulls belongings out of her Mexico Beach vacation home. The house Â” oated 160 yards in the storm surge. [KATIE LANDECK/THE NEWS HERALD] he noticed a building that was the right color 160 yards away, on the other side of the street. ÂI couldnÂt even (speak), but there was the house.ÂŽThe vacation home had floated 160 yards on the storm surge, leaving the porch behind and settling in a ditch on the other side of U.S. 98.ÂI said Âwe got to go, we got to get down there,Â ÂŽ said Drake, who was there Sunday emptying it of furniture but vowing to move the home back to its original spot.But for others it wonÂt be that easy. Portraits from peopleÂs homes, childrenÂs toys and other possessions have been scattered all throughout town and miles into the fallen pinewood forests outside the city.The Gibbs have committed themselves to helping other locals reclaim their lives. After the futile jewelry search Saturday, on Sunday they moved on to helping the owner of Frost Pottery Barn search for whole pots amid the cinder blocks, plywood and other debris.ÂIÂm sure she has insurance, but like with the girl with the piece of jewelry she lost everything,ÂŽ Jenn Gibbs said. ÂShe just lost her husband about a month ago too, so she just wants to salvage whatÂs saveable.ÂŽSo despite the sun-burns that were forming and the fact the storeÂs debris was scattered across multiple blocks, the Gibbs kept going, putting the store back together pot by pot.ÂWe are going to be here helping as long as we can,ÂŽ Josh Gibbs said. SEARCHFrom Page A1
** The News Herald | Wednesday, October 17, 2018 A3 PANAMA CITYVerizon says cellphone service back upCommunications in some of the hardest-hit areas of the Panhandle improved as widespread cellphone service returned for the first time since Hurricane Michael.Mexico Beach Mayor Al Cathey had a one-word exclamation when his Verizon phone started working Tuesday for the first time in almost a week: ÂHallelujah!ÂŽVerizon service also resumed in storm-damaged Panama City, where residents havenÂt been able to contact loved ones or call for help. AT&T service was drastically better in the days after Michael, but even it was spotty.Cathey said communication problems have been his biggest problem in Mexico Beach, where destruction is widespread. He says Verizon is the dominant cellphone company in the area.PANAMA CITYUtility worker suffers severe injuryA utility worker helping to restore power in Spring-field sustained a critical head injury Tuesday when he fell from a bucket truck.The lineman was taken from the scene of the acci-dent by helicopter to a nearby hospital, officials from the Bay County Sher-iffÂs Office said. The name of the injured man or the company that he worked for were not immediately released. The fall occurred about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at a parking lot next to the Springfield Community Center on East Third Street, officials said. It was unclear what might have caused the fall.Thousands of utility workers have converged on Bay County and other areas of the Panhandle rav-aged by Hurricane Michael. The injury was the first of a serious nature thus far reported.BAY COUNTYCounty ofÂ“ cials update shelter situationOfficials provided an update Tuesday on Bay County storm shelters.Bozeman School now has power, water and a shower truck. Northside Elementary School is clos-ing at 2 p.m. today, with the evacuees being moved to Surfside Middle School in Panama City Beach because that shelter now has water and power. Rutherford has been closed after a genera-tor failure, with evacuees moving to Breakfast Point Elementary School in Panama City Beach because that shelter also now has water and power.PANAMA CITYSBA to open mobile business recovery centersThe U.S. Small Busi-ness Administration (SBA) announced the opening of a RV Mobile Business Recovery Center (MBRC) in Panama City on Wednes-day at the Bay County Job Center to help businesses affected by Hurricane Michael.The SBA offers lowinterest, long-term disaster loans for physical damage and working capi-tal. SBA representatives at the centers will provide information about disas-ter loans, answer questions and assist businesses with completing the SBA appli-cation. The centers are located as indicated below and will operate until fur-ther notice:Bay County: Bay County Job Center, 625 U.S. 231, Panama City. Opens: Wednesday at 11 a.m.; Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Franklin County: Frank-lin County Public Library, 311 St. James Ave., Carrabelle. Opens: Wednesday at 11 a.m.; Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Satur-days, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Businesses and private nonprofit organizations of any size can borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets. GateHouse Media Florida reportsAREA BRIEFS
** A4 Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | The News HeraldBy Russ BynumThe Associated PressMEXICO BEACH Â„ Hurricane Michael swamped Dena FrostÂs mobile home and obliterated the shop where she sold pottery beside the main highway running through Mexico Beach. Most of her neighbors saw similar destruction.The monstrous storm wrecked the mayorÂs hardware store and the only grocery in the eastern Bay County town of about 1,000 people. It splintered beachfront condos and smashed the inn that has welcomed tourists for four decades. It reduced seafood restaurants to rubble and literally broke the bank.As Frost, 62, searched Sunday among the large clay pots lying scattered among her shopÂs ruins for undam-aged inventory she might still sell, how soon Â„ or even if Â„ she might be able to reopen her business of 12 years was a question too painful to bear.ÂIt is so devastating right now that you canÂt think about,ÂŽ Frost said. ÂMexico Beach was the loveliest place on Earth. And now itÂs gone.ÂŽAs they face rebuilding a town that Michael practi-cally wiped off the map, Frost and others worry about what Mexico Beach might become.For decades, the town has persisted as a stubbornly middlebrow enclave on what residents proudly refer to as FloridaÂs ÂForgotten Coast.ÂŽ Businesses are locally owned. The closest thing to a national franchise is Mayor Al CatheyÂs Ace Hardware store. While some locals owned posh homes that overlooked the beach on stilts, many lived in mobile homes.The Spring Break influx of college students that fuels neighboring Panama City BeachÂs economy bypasses Mexico Beach. High-rise condos and resort hotels have been kept at bay by local ordi-nances that restrict building heights to 48 feet.ÂWeÂre one of the most unique coastal communities left,ÂŽ said Cathey, a Mexico Beach native. ÂWeÂre not commercialized. WeÂre mom-and-pop businesses. ThereÂs no corporate Amer-ica here. ThereÂs no Walmart. ThereÂs no Pizza Hut.ÂŽBut the mayor, like many of his constituents, is concerned that could change. Many property owners in Mexico Beach are older retirees who might not want to rebuild. They and other owners might opt to sell rather than start over, Cathey said. And the new owners will probably want to build bigger.ÂFamilies passing beach cottages along over three or four generations, thatÂs over,ÂŽ Cathey said. ÂI think the pressure will come to want us to be something that we arenÂt.ÂŽBill Shockey, 86, said he plans to sell his Mexico Beach home of more than 40 years after the hurricane battered it with storm surge and peeled off much of the roof.Earl Boyett of Bainbridge, Georgia, has owned a condo for vacations and weekend getaways in Mexico Beach for 16 years. ItÂs still standing, but with the side of the building facing the beach largely torn off.The 60-year-old contrac-tor isnÂt looking forward to rebuilding, and he is not sure what the four other owners who shared the building will want to do.ÂLots are going to be for sale now, point-blank,ÂŽ Boyett said. ÂI would sell, probably, before I build.ÂŽAfter falling in love with the small beach town during a decade of vacations, Hilary Davidson and her husband built a home two years ago and moved in permanently. Her stepson built the house to withstand a big storm, and it held up admirably during the hurricane. The only water that got in, she said, came up from the shower drain.She describes Mexico Beach as a place where her daughter can ride a bike without wor-rying about speeding traffic. When she returned home after the storm, Davidson slept with the windows and doors open.ÂWe donÂt want our com-munity to change,ÂŽ she said. ÂIÂm afraid a lot of the people who have been devastated are going to give up. There are a lot of older people who arenÂt going to have the resources.ÂŽMany residents who also worked in Mexico Beach no longer have jobs. Tom Wood and his wife employed about a dozen people at the Drift-wood Inn, which they opened more than 40 years ago.The hurricaneÂs storm surge almost demolished the side of the 24-room inn facing the beach. Three of the four rental homes Wood had across the highway got smashed. Wood said he will keep workers on the payroll as long as he can afford to. But he also has to refund thousands of dollars in deposit money from guests who had booked vacations through next summer.ÂThe plan right now is IÂll build it back bigger and better than it was,ÂŽ Wood said. ÂBut itÂll take me two years to rebuild.ÂŽRebuilding town could ruin Âmom-and-popÂ Mexico BeachDena Frost salvages an unbroken clay pot from the wreckage of her pottery business in Mexico Beach on Sunday. [RUSS BYNUM/AP] By Kristy Lynne Smith 850-747-5087 | email@example.comMEXICO BEACH Â„ The Cajun Navy is looking for a few good medical professionals to help the injured in Mexico Beach.According to Shannon Savee, co-director of the Cajun Navy, Mexico Beach has been declared a "no-go zone" for civilians. Only mili-tary officials are being let in. However, military medical personnel cannot treat civil-ians and there is currently only one civilian nurse in Mexico Beach.Savee said the Cajun Navy has the authority to bring in medical professionals after they are vetted in order to treat people in need.Based in Louisiana, the Cajun Navy is a group of vol-unteers who tow their private boats to flooded areas to help with rescue efforts. They have assisted in searchand-rescue operations in past hurricanes and are now helping in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.Willing and qualified medi-cal professionals are asked to contact the organization on the Zello app on the Cajun Navy Hurricane Michael channel, or by calling Savee at 803-810-7667.ÂCajun NavyÂ requesting medical volunteers in Mexico Beach Clay pots are scattered Sunday in what used to be Dena FrostÂs pottery business along U.S. 98 in Mexico Beach. [RUSS BYNUM/AP]
** The News Herald | Wednesday, October 17, 2018 A5Mexico Beach de aling with de vastationDebris from homes, tree limbs and boats were scattered throughout Mexico Beach on Oct.15. Hurricane Michael tore through the Fl orida Panhandle on Oct.10, 2018.[PATTI BLAKE PHOTOS/THE NEWS HERALD]
** A6 Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | The News Herald By Genevieve Smith firstname.lastname@example.orgPANAMA CITY Â„ Hurricanes Irma and Matthew were bad, said National Guard Staff Sgt. Ryan Osborne while handing out food and water on Tuesday, but Hurricane Michael is the worst of the three.ÂThis is probably the worst hurricane weÂve seen come through ever before,ÂŽ Osborne said. ÂEasily the most devastation and damage.ÂŽOsborne and the other members of the 124th Infantry Regiment from Orlando have been distributing water and pre-packaged meals from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily in front of Lucille Moore Elemen-tary School.ÂItÂs been a blur,ÂŽ he said.When someone seeking aid arrives at the school, platoon members hand out supplies based on the number of family members. According to Osborne, the Lucille Moore site has been supplying approximately 4,000 people each day.ÂWe try to provide as much food and water as we can, up to a certain limit so we donÂt run out or deplete our stock,ÂŽ Osborne said. ÂFor each person coming through, they have about three to six in their household.ÂŽOsborne said he has noticed a change in behav-ior in the people seeking supplies.ÂThe first day, I think some were in shock, but they were very appreciative and happy that we were showing up and doing this,ÂŽ he said. ÂYou can see at this point what the devastation has done. TheyÂre wanting power and everything back but for the most part, theyÂre very appreciative, very thankful for what weÂre doing for them in the community.ÂŽOsborne says he has no idea how much longer the platoon will be handing out food and water.ÂUntil they no longer need us,ÂŽ he said.ÂThe worst hurricane weÂve seenÂStaff Sgt. Ryan Osborne loads water into a car for a family at Lucille Moore Elementary School on Tuesday. The National Guard is passing out food and water at schools across Panama City. [JOSHUA BOUCHER PHOTOS/THE NEWS HERALD] Staff Sgt. Ryan Osborne waits to load water into a car for a family at Lucille Moore Elementary School. Staff Sgt. Ryan Osborne holds one of the meals that are being handed out at Lucille Moore Elementary School on Tuesday. National Guard soldiers from Orlando distribute food, water
** The News Herald | Wednesday, October 17, 2018 A7 By Rob Gillies and Gene JohnsonThe Associated PressTORONTO Â„ Tom Clarke has been dealing marijuana illegally in Canada for 30 years. He wrote in his high school yearbook that his dream was to open a cafe in Amsterdam, the Dutch city where people have legally smoked weed in coffee shops since the 1970s.Turns out, Clarke didnÂt have to go nearly so far to open his own retail canna-bis outlet.On Wednesday, Canada becomes the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana market-place. Uruguay was first. Clarke, 43, will be among the first to legally sell recre-ational marijuana when his shop opens at midnight in Newfoundland, CanadaÂs easternmost province.ÂI am living my dream. Teenage Tom Clarke is loving what I am doing with my life right now,ÂŽ he said.At least 111 legal pot shops are planning to open across the nation of 37 mil-lion people on the first day, according to an Associated Press survey of the provinces. That is a small slice of what ultimately will be a much larger marketplace.No stores will open in Ontario, which includes Toronto. The most popu-lous province is working on its regulations and doesnÂt expect stores until next spring.Canadians everywhere will be able to order marijuana products through websites run by provinces or private retailers and have it delivered to their homes by mail.Canada has had legal medical marijuana since 2001, and amid excitement over the arrival of legal recreational pot, many in the industry spent the last days of prohibition on tasks familiar to any retail business Â„ completing displays, holding mock openings and training employees to use sales-tracking software.ÂItÂs been hectic,ÂŽ said Roseanne Dampier, who joined her husband Â„ both former welders Â„ in open-ing Alternative Greens, a licensed store in Edmonton, Alberta. ÂWe have been extremely busy just trying to be able to meet that deadline.ÂŽCanadaÂs federal government, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, spent about two years planning for legalization, fueled by a desire to bring dealers like Clarke out of the black market and into a regulated system.CanadaÂs national approach has allowed for unfettered industry banking, inter-province shipments of cannabis and billions of dollars in invest-ment Â„ a sharp contrast with national prohibition in the United States. Nine U.S. states have legalized recreational use of pot, and more than 30 have approved medical marijuana.ÂNow that our neighbor to the north is opening its legal cannabis market, the longer we delay, the longer we miss out on poten-tially significant economic opportunities for Oregon and other states across the country,ÂŽ Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon said in a statement.U.S. Customs and Border Protection invited Cana-dian media to a conference call on Tuesday so officials could reiterate that mari-juana remains illegal under U.S. federal law and that those who are caught at the border with pot are subject to arrest and prosecution.Canada ready to open door to legal marijuanaMembers of the media attend a preview for one of QuebecÂs new cannabis stores Tuesday in Montreal. [RYAN REMIORZ/THE CANADIAN PRESS VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] The Associated PressSEATTLE Â„ Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight loss. The study tracked about 20,000 severely obese patients with Type 2 diabetes. Those who had weight loss surgery had a 40 percent lower chance of developing a heart attack or stroke in the five years following surgery compared to those who got usual care with diabetes medicines or insulin. For every 1,000 patients in the study who had sur-gery there were roughly 20 heart attacks or strokes compared to 40 such events per 1,000 who got regular care. More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, mostly Type 2 where the body loses the ability to produce or use insulin to turn food into energy. Other research has shown obesity surgery can reverse and even prevent diabetes. Taken together, it means doc-tors should discuss weight loss surgery more often, said study co-author Dr. David Arterburn of Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. Doctors usually men-tion insulin and pills, "but it's not always brought up that weight loss surgery is another available treatment option," Arterburn said. Researchers analyzed records from four U.S. health care systems: HealthPartners in Minnesota and Kaiser Permanente in Washington state, Northern California and Southern California. Results were published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study can't prove cause and effect because patients weren't randomly assigned to get surgery. The researchers tried to match patients for gender, age, blood sugar levels and other factors. But other things they didn't account for could have contributed to the surgery patients' better results. Everyone in the study had a BMI, or body mass index, of at least 35. For instance, someone who is 5-foot-8-inches and weighs 230 pounds has a BMI of 35. Of the more than 5,300 who had surgery, most had gastric bypass, the most common type of stomach-shrinking operation. Some had gastric sleeve or gas-tric band procedures. The rest, nearly 15,000 people, had usual care. Obesity surgery can cost $20,000 to $25,000. Insurers are increasingly covering it, but some impose strict limits. The new findings suggest insurance coverage should be expanded for the right patients, Dr. Sayeed Ikramuddin of the University of Minnesota wrote in an accompany-ing editorial. Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics
** A8 Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | The News HeraldBy Fay Abuelgasim, Suzan Fraser and Jon GambrellThe Associated PressISTANBUL Â„ Police searching the Saudi Con-sulate found evidence that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed there, a high-level Turkish official said Tuesday, and authorities appeared ready to also search the nearby residence of the consul general after the diplomat left the country.The comment by the Turkish official to The Associated Press intensified pressure on Saudi Arabia to explain what happened to Khashoggi, who vanished Oct. 2 while visiting the consulate to pick up paperwork he need to get married.President Donald Trump said after a phone call with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that he Âtotally denied any knowledge of what took place in their Turk-ish Consulate.ÂŽThe crown prince Âtold me that he has already started, and will rapidly expand, a full and complete investigation into this matter. Answers will be forthcoming shortly,ÂŽ Trump said in a tweet.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Saudi Arabia to talk to King Salman and the 33-year-old crown prince about the fate of the jour-nalist who wrote critically about the Saudis for the Washington Post.While it was all smiles and handshakes in Riyadh, one prominent Republican senator said he believed that the crown prince, widely known as MBS, had Khashoggi Âmurdered.ÂŽÂThis guy has got to go,ÂŽ said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, speak-ing on Fox television. ÂSaudi Arabia, if youÂre listening, there are a lot of good people you can choose, but MBS has tainted your country and tainted himself.ÂŽSaudi officials have called Turkish allegations that a team of 15 Saudi agents killed Khashoggi Âbaseless,ÂŽ but U.S. media reports suggested that the kingdom may acknowl-edge the writer was killed at the consulate, perhaps as part of a botched interrogation.The close U.S. ally is ruled entirely by the Al Saud monarchy, and all major decisions in the ultraconservative king-dom are made by the royal family.Washington Post Pub-lisher and CEO Fred Ryan said the Saudi govern-ment Âowes the Khashoggi family and the world a full and honest explanation of everything that happened to him,ÂŽ noting that Tues-day marked two weeks since the disappearance of the 59-year-old journalist.ÂThe Saudi govern-ment can no longer remain silent, and it is essential that our own government and others push harder for the truth,ÂŽ Ryan added.The high-level Turkish official told the AP that police found Âcertain evidenceÂŽ of KhashoggiÂs slaying at the consulate, without elaborating. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing.Police planned a second search at the Saudi consul generalÂs home, as well as some of the countryÂs dip-lomatic vehicles, TurkeyÂs Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. Leaked surveillance video show diplomatic cars traveled to the consul generalÂs home shortly after Khashoggi went into the consulate.Consul General Moham-med al-Otaibi left Turkey Tuesday afternoon, state media reported, just as police began putting up barricades around his official residence. Saudi Arabia did not immedi-ately acknowledge he had left or offer a reason for his departure.Earlier in the day, U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said the Âinviolability or immunityÂŽ of people or premises granted under the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations Âshould be waived immediately.ÂŽ That convention covers diplomatic immunity, as well as the idea that embassies and consulates sit on foreign soil in their host countries.ÂGiven there seems to be clear evidence that Mr. Khashoggi entered the consulate and has never been seen since, the onus is on the Saudi authorities to reveal what happened to him,ÂŽ Bachelet said.Turkey had wanted to search the consulate for days. Permission apparently came after a late Sunday night call between King Salman and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Certain areas of the consulate were to remain off-limits, although officials would be able to inspect surveil-lance cameras, Turkish media reported.Erdogan told journalists Tuesday that police sought traces of ÂtoxicÂŽ materials and suggested parts of the consulate had been recently painted, without elaborating.In Riyadh, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir greeted Pompeo at the air-port. The former CIA chief didnÂt make any remarks to the media.Soon after, Pompeo arrived at a royal palace, where he thanked King Salman Âfor accepting my visit on behalf of President TrumpÂŽ before the two went into a closed-door meeting. Pompeo then met a smiling Prince Moham-med, the heir apparent to the throne of the worldÂs largest oil exporter.ÂWe are strong and old allies,ÂŽ the prince told Pompeo. ÂWe face our challenges together Â„ the past, the day of, tomorrow.ÂŽTurkey: Evidence of Khashoggi slaying foundThe Saudi Arabia consulÂs residence is seen Tuesday in Istanbul. A high-level Turkish ofÂ“ cial says police who searched the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul found evidence that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed there. [EMRAH GUREL/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]
** The News Herald | Wednesday, October 17, 2018 B1 LOCAL & STATEBy Zack McDonald The News Herald CALLAWAY Â„ As Victoria Smith slept with her four children in their Callaway townhome, she clutched her purse to her chest.Left powerless by the mas-sive infrastructure damage of Hurricane Michael days earlier, she left the front door open to allow a breeze in the warm October night. In a deep sleep, what Smith thought she had guarded against happened.ÂI mustÂve been so exhausted from everything in the past days I didnÂt hear them come in,ÂŽ she said Monday morning. ÂThey just snatched my purse out of my hands and ran. ... It was all we had.ÂŽIn the days since the most powerful hurricane to make landfall along the Panhandle devastated Bay County, authorities have seen a shift in emergency calls. What days ago were calls to cut limbs and check welfare have turned into violent crimes.Smith thought it could be a combination of her neighborhoodÂs Âevery man for himselfÂŽ mentality and a lack of readily available resources.ÂNo one has come to offer us any help,ÂŽ she said. ÂItÂs crazy, and thereÂs no way out.ÂŽIn some areas of the county, spray painted signs face the road, stating ÂYou steal, we kill.ÂŽ Disregarding the ominous message, some have taken the risk.Bay County SheriffÂs Office Maj. Jimmy Stanford said Looters targeting homes, businessesA sign reads ÂLooters will be shotÂŽ outside a Panama City business on Friday. [PATTI BLAKE/THE NEWS HERALD] The Associated PressPANAMA CITY Â„ Hur-ricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, most of them in the coastal county that took a direct hit from the storm, state emergency authorities said Tuesday. ThatÂs in addition to at least 10 deaths elsewhere across the South.The scope of the stormÂs fury became clearer after nearly a week of missing-persons reports and desperate searches of the Florida Panhandle neighbor-hoods devastated by the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years.The count of 16 dead was twice the number previously tallied by The Associated Press.Emergency authorities said 12 of the deaths were in Bay County, where the storm slammed ashore with 155 mph (250 kph) winds and towering storm surge last Wednesday.Bay County includes Mexico Beach, the groundzero town of 1,000 people that was nearly obliterated, as well as Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City and Lynn Haven, all of which were heavily damaged.Florida emergency authori-ties gave no details on how the victims died.The APÂs tally also includes 10 deaths in Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina.Mexico Beach Mayor Al Cathey said two deaths were confirmed in his town, a man and a woman who did not evacuate and whose homes were destroyed.Only one person remained missing in Mexico Beach, Cathey said, adding that authorities were almost certain that that person evacuated before Michael and simply hasnÂt been contacted.ÂWeÂre holding steady at two and donÂt expect that number to rise,ÂŽ the mayor said.Florida death toll proves elusive By Collin Breaux 747-5081 | CollinB@pcnh.com @PCNHCollinBEAST BAY Â„ While Panama City Beach escaped relatively unscathed and now has electricity and stores and gas stations open, the eastern side of the Hath-away Bridge is a different story.Many buildings along Tyndall Parkway and U.S. 98 are wrecked. Some struc-tures are gone.Parker Mayor Rich Musgrave didnÂt sugarcoat conditions Monday when he sat alone in the City Hall council room, saying all of the town was affected in some way.The trees that made Parker a beautiful place wreaked havoc on some homes, said Musgrave, who also expressed frustration that Panama City Beach is getting resources while east Bay County is not.ÂItÂs going to be a long fight,ÂŽ Musgrave said. ÂI hope people see what weÂre trying to do. We had roads cleared by some of our own citizens with their chainsaws.ÂŽSpringfield Mayor Ralph Hammond had similar hopes of rebuilding. Hammond was helping city employees Eastern Bay o cials: ÂGoing to be a long ghtÂ Many unaccounted for in devastated Bay, Gulf countiesBy Alicia Adams 315-4434 | @aliciaNWFDN email@example.comMEXICO BEACH Â„ The last time Fain Scott spoke with his uncle, Clarence Roland, the eye of Hurricane Michael was 15 minutes from his home.Now, he and his wife Pat are missing.The couple, who are in their early 80s, live on North Canal Street in Port St. Joe.ItÂs been a week since Michael made landfall in the northeastern Panhandle, devastating communities in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.Yet hundreds remain missing in the hardest-hit areas.The unofficial death toll from MichaelÂs landfall stands at 26, with one confirmed death in Mexico Beach, a small beach com-munity on the border of Bay and Gulf counties.The town was nearly wiped off the map by 155 mph winds and 9-foot storm surge. Most of the structures were reduced to rubble.Roughly 250 of the 1,000 residents there rode out the storm Â„ but as many as 35 were still missing as of Monday, according to CNN.Across the affected areas, hundreds of people are still unaccounted for. Family members of the missing Missing after MichaelMembers of the Urban Search & Rescue FL-TF2 team search dest royed homes in Mexico Beach. [FEMA] Agnes Vicari, 80, is missing in Mexico Beach. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO] See MISSING, B3 See DEATH TOLL, B3 See OFFICIALS, B3 See LOOTERS, B3
** B2 Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | The News HeraldBy Brendan FarringtonThe Associated PressMARIANNA Â„ Haylie Byler and her husband were just beginning life in their new home when Hurricane MichaelÂs monstrous winds mowed down a dozen trees on their property, more an hourÂs drive inland from where the storm made landfall.They had made only one house payment and no payments yet on his new truck when Michael slammed a tree onto the dwelling, another onto the truck and a third on their other car. For four days, Byler had to climb over huge pine tree trunks to get in and out of her home.ÂI have cried two or three times a day,ÂŽ the 26-year-old elementary school teacher said as chain saws buzzed behind her, wielded by church volunteers from more than 50 miles away who arrived out of the blue to help.While much of the worldÂs attention has been focused on badly battered coastal communities such as Mexico Beach and Panama City, Michael also devastated mostly rural areas all the way into Alabama and Georgia.Marianna, in Jackson County, was hit with stronger winds than it has ever seen despite being about 70 miles north of Mexico Beach, where Michael came ashore.Days after the storm, 268 people there still were in shelters, power was out throughout the county and cellphone service had been restored only within Marianna. Outlying areas have had no way to communicate. Emergency workers still were conducting search and rescue operations because many people remain stuck in their homes.Similar destruction visited community after community in Florida, all the way from coastal Gulf County to the Alabama border, where seaside escapes give way to cotton fields, cattle and timber.Parks Camp, the science and operations officer at the National Weather Service Tallahassee office, said winds reached 102 mph before its measuring devices failed in the middle of the storm. Wind speeds could have gone higher, he said.Jackson County emergency management director Rodney Andreasen Â„ whose own home was destroyed Â„ said in his 21 years in the military and 18 years in his current position, he never has seen anything like this destruction.Andreasen said the coun-tyÂs power grid was destroyed and it could be a month until some areas are restored, and the number of damaged and destroyed homes is too high to even estimate. One person died when a tree crushed him during the storm and the death toll could rise, Andreasen said.ÂOur house was destroyed. WeÂre homeless right now,ÂŽ Andreasen said, as his wife Donna sat nearby. ÂWeÂre victims.ÂŽMany in FloridaÂs inland communities usually donÂt make the same preparations as people closer to the coast. Few evacuate, and the frantic run for food, water and sup-plies also isnÂt as great.Shauna Benefield, 20, and her boyfriend, Alex Edwards, 21, live just north of Mari-annaÂs historic downtown in his familyÂs home, and they didnÂt stock up. After the storm cleared, Edwards had to drive 50 miles to DeFuniak Springs for water, food and gas. There was nowhere nearby to get any in the immediate aftermath.Trees surrounding their home snapped in half, some landing on the roof and send-ing his family to the basement for shelter. TheyÂve cleared limbs from the roof, and replaced them with blue tarps. But they still have no water or electricity.Still, they say thereÂs been a strong neighbor-helpingneighbor response. TheyÂve given out water and bananas.ÂItÂs not just about us, itÂs about everyone,ÂŽ said Edwards, shirtless with a tattoo on his chest that reads ÂWalk with God. Die when my timeÂs upÂŽ as he helped clean up the mess around the house.That same spirit of generosity is evident across the ravaged region.ÂWeÂve got a lot of people whoÂve lost their farms, their barns, their crops,ÂŽ said Jill Braxton, 46, of Vernon.She had a pickup truck full of hay to distribute to other horse owners.ÂWeÂve got no power and we had some downed trees but our house wasnÂt touched. WeÂre good,ÂŽ she said. ÂWeÂre just trying to help other people.ÂŽHaylie Byler said sheÂs thankful for help from strang-ers who Âjust showed up at our doorstep and just started clearing things. I donÂt know what I would have done. ItÂs a God thing. I donÂt know what you believe, but God has defi-nitely shown up and showed out for us.ÂŽFar from coast, rural counties also recovering from MichaelStaff reportHOLMES COUNTY Â„ Holmes County Sheriff John Tate and Deputy Justin Sims foiled the plans of a would-be looter Monday after respond-ing to a complaint of a sus-picious person. Tate made contact with Ashley Christian Todd Monroe, 33, of Panama City Beach, at a Highway 10A residence in Ponce de Leon, according to a news release from the SheriffÂs Office.Monroe, who admit-ted he did not live at the address, was attempt-ing to make entry into a vehicle on the property. He was arrested for tres-passing and taken to the Holmes County Jail.ÂIt is unfortunate that anyone would attempt to take advantage of our residents as they continue to deal with the aftereffects of the storm,ÂŽ said Tate in the release. ÂWhile always mindful of burglaries and other crimes, our deputies are all the more vigilant during this time.ÂŽHolmes sheri : Would-be looter arrestedMonroe Shauna BeneÂ“ eld and Alex Edwards stand in front of their house in Marianna on Oct. 10. Their house was damaged by fallen trees during Hurricane Michael. BeneÂ“ eld, 20, and her boyfriend, Edwards, 21, live just north of MariannaÂs historic downtown and they didnÂt stock up. After the storm cleared, Edwards found himself driving 50 miles to DeFuniak Springs to get water, food and gas. [BRENDAN FARRINGTON/AP] 6 a.m Noon6 p.m Low Hazard Medium Hazard High Hazard Water closed to public Dangerous Marine Life High Low 84/60 86/66 87/61 86/66 86/67 87/63 88/64 90/65 91/66 78/55 90/66 87/64 91/67 88/68 87/70 88/70 92/69 88/6784/6984/7084/6175/57Mostly sunny Clouds and sun with spotty showers Humid with times of sun and clouds Partly sunny and not as warm8873858167Winds: NE 7-14 mph Winds: ESE 7-14 mph Winds: SW 4-8 mph Winds: NNE 8-16 mph Winds: SSE 3-6 mphBlountstown 13.84 ft. 15 ft. Caryville 11.47 ft. 12 ft. Clairborne 35.80 ft. 42 ft. Century 8.67 ft. 17 ft. Coffeeville, AL 2.58 ft. 29 ft. 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** The News Herald | Wednesday, October 17, 2018 B3Meanwhile, a glimmer of hope emerged when cell-phone service began to return to the stricken zone.Cathey had a one-word exclamation when his Verizon phone started working for the first time in nearly a week: ÂHallelujah!ÂŽVerizon service also resumed in Panama City, where residents havenÂt been able to contact loved ones or call for help.Gov. Rick Scott had been criticizing phone companies over what he called a slow restoration of service.Sitting outside in the swel-tering heat in the Panama City area as she fanned her-self with a flyswatter, Christy Tanksley said the sudden improvement in cell service was a huge relief.ÂA lot of people didnÂt even know we had evacuated and come back,ÂŽ said Tanksley, whose phone runs off the Verizon network. ÂI turned my phone on this morning and it started going crazy,ÂŽ she said. ÂThere were all kinds of messages, Face-book notifications, emails and emergency alerts.ÂŽ DEATH TOLLFrom Page B1A body is removed Friday after being discovered during the search of a housing structure in Mexico Beach in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. [AP FILE] This aerial photo shows Mexico Beach after Hurricane Michael. [MICHAEL SNYDER/DAILY NEWS] have taken to social media to beg for assistance in locating their loved ones.On Monday, Dee Garone was still looking for her 80-year-old aunt, Agnes Vicari, who lives in Mexico Beach.ÂHer house is completely flattened, but we are hoping she made it to a shelter or a friend's (home), but this makes finding her a bit more difficult,ÂŽ Garone said on the Facebook page Hurricane Michael: Missing & Sepa-rated Resources. ÂPlease, we are looking for any little bit of hope.ÂŽAlicia Willard is looking for her brother, Jesse Wayne Willard, who she said she hasnÂt heard from since 10 a.m. the day the storm hit. He is 28 years old, more than 6 feet tall and drives a white 2011 Buick Lucerne.ÂWe havenÂt heard from him, nor has anyone nearby seen him,ÂŽ Willard said. ÂHe was in Mexico Beach/Bay County area, most likely in his car.ÂŽThese are only a few of the hundreds of pleas from those unaware of their family mem-bers' fate. Every now and then, someone updates their post saying their loved one was found safely. But many of the pleas go unresolved.Ahead of MichaelÂs landfall, some decided to ignore evac-uation orders and ride out the storm at home. As a result, nearly 200 people have been rescued from the hardest-hit areas.Emergency officials said they have received thousands of calls asking about missing people. Due to widespread cell phone outages, officials said others could be safe and just havenÂt been able to tell friends or family.The Gulf County SheriffÂs Office is asking anyone who has not heard from a family member or confirmed the safety of a family member to contact the Citizen Information Line at 850-536-4432.The SheriffÂs Office is focusing on unaccounted persons in the area. However, a spokesman with the SheriffÂs Office told the Daily News Monday he didnÂt have a count of the exact number of missing persons reports theyÂve received.Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said on Twitter that Mexico Beach was a slice of ÂoldÂŽ Florida.ÂIts charm is that it feels like a trip back in time to a place unspoiled by develop-ment. I was told this morning that it is Âgone,ÂÂŽ he wrote. MISSINGFrom Page B1clean up and spoke from City Hall, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Michael. ÂIt looks like about 92 percent of structures had some damage,ÂŽ Hammond said. ÂIn one sense, IÂm proud. Citizens are helping each other.ÂŽSpringfield resident Kathy Sellers said neigh-bors have helped clear driveways and given her food and water. Parker resident Gabriel Fisher is checking on his disabled neighbors and giving them water.Callaway leisure services director Tim Legare said it was total devastation in Callaway. There are few homes not touched, although 90 percent of roads were cleared by Monday, Legare said.City employees are working to get water and sewer systems working, Legare said. He noted residents are cooking food for one another and handing out water.ÂIt will get better and take some time,ÂŽ Legare said. ÂCallaway will rebuild but it may never be the same.ÂŽ OFFICIALSFrom Page B1that since the Oct. 10 afternoon landfall of Hur-ricane Michael, deputies have arrested about 10 suspected looters every night. The looters have been targeting homes and businesses, he said.And almost all the time, they are armed.ÂMost our officers lost their homes, have been working 16to 18-hour shifts with no sleep, no shower; and now theyÂre encountering armed indi-viduals,ÂŽ Stanford said. ÂItÂs a stressful time for everyone in Bay County.ÂŽOne business that saw looting was CooperÂs Drugs near Bay Medical Sacred Heart. Danny Cottrell, co-owner of CooperÂs, had movers collecting salvageable items Monday afternoon. He said the first night after landfall one of his pharmacists rushed over to catch some presumptive looters in time to intervene. While a bunch of medication had been destroyed by Hurricane Michael, Cot-trell wanted what was of value to go to those in need.ÂWe donÂt want those drugs on the street,ÂŽ he said.Stanford said with the influx of resources and outside officers to the area, authorities hope to quell lawlessness.By Sunday night, only one presumptive looter had been arrested on the east side of the county. The action seemed to shift, though, to the beach. Officers arrested nine suspected looters, Stanford said.With the activity shift-ing, Stanford said the presence of law enforce-ment in east Bay County will remain at its current state. Despite seemingly bleak circumstances, generosity among neigh-bors is helping morale, he said.ÂAll of our neighbors are helping each other and thatÂs great,ÂŽ Stanford said. ÂSometimes you just have to realize weÂre all in a bad situation.ÂŽ LOOTERSFrom Page B1 Aerials of Mexico Beach, Fla. [MICHAEL SNYDER/DAILY NEWS] Jesse Wayne Willard, 28, is missing from the Mexico Beach/Bay County area. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO] By Genevieve Smith 850-522-5118 | @PCNHgenevieve firstname.lastname@example.orgPANAMA CITY Â„ In the wake of Hurricane Michael damage, Bay District Schools officials are asking the Flor-ida Department of Education and State Legislature to relax standards for student grade promotions and teacher evaluations."WeÂre asking for relief from some of the state requirements that are going to be very challenging to meet under the current circumstances,ÂŽ said Super-intendent Bill Husfelt.Husfelt recently met with state Sens. George Gainer, Dennis Baxley, Doug Brox-son and Bill Montford to view the damage to schools in Bay County and surrounding areas.Husfelt hopes the tour gave the senators a better understanding of the challenges the district is facing, which he said are unprecedented.ÂThey were all totally shocked at how widespread this is,ÂŽ Husfelt said.Lee Walters, director of facilities, has taken three helicopter trips in the past two days to assess school roofing. District officials now feel better about the buildings than they did initially. Mosley High School, for example, has two roof layers and only the first has been damaged.Husfelt says that most schools have water damage, but it is generally impacting less than half of each school.The areaÂs elementary, middle and high school principals are teaming up to determine how to best utilize school campuses for multiple activities and uses.The district plans to move forward with its idea to use a split schedule on campuses with little to no damage, and hopes to keep students within a reasonable proximity to their original school location.Husfelt said Merritt Brown Middle and Tommy Smith Elementary campuses are great examples. Although the school campuses are neigh-bors, Merritt Brown sustained considerable damage while Tommy Smith is very much intact. Using Tommy Smith as a split schedule campus for both schools might be a great option.Husfelt also wants to dispel the rumor that the district is looking at creating one "super school" to encompass all schools in the district.ÂItÂs not an option,ÂŽ he said. ÂThereÂs nowhere big enough to do something like that.ÂŽProcess underway for xing Bay schools
** B4 Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | The News Herald The Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Â„ FloridaÂs next governor and not incum-bent Gov. Rick Scott will get to pick three new justices to the state Supreme Court, the court ruled Monday in a deci-sion with major implications in this yearÂs gubernatorial campaign.In a major rebuke to Scott, the Supreme Court concluded that the Republican governor exceeded his authority when he started the process to find replacements for the three justices. Age limits of 70 are forcing three of the seven justices Â„ Barbara Pariente, R. Fred Lewis and Peggy Quince Â„ to retire at midnight Jan. 8, the same day Scott is sched-uled to leave the governorÂs office. Scott, claiming he had authority to name the replacements, last month asked a nominating commission to start accepting applications with a Nov. 10 deadline.The courtÂs one-page ruling Monday says Âthe governor who is elected in the Novem-ber 2018 general election has the sole authority to fill the vacanciesÂŽ triggered by those mandatory retirements.Scott, barred from seeking re-election as governor because of term limits, is run-ning against Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.The decision means that either Democrat Andrew Gillum, mayor of Tallahassee, or Republican Ron DeSantis, a former congressman, will choose three new justices who could serve on the court for years and sway its balance of power. The two are vying for FloridaÂs governorship in the Nov. 6 election.The Gillum and DeSantis campaigns issued statements signaling that the looming appointments will become a major issue in the race.ÂIt is a duty I take extremely seriously and, as governor, one of my top priorities will be to restore integrity to the judicial nominating process,ÂŽ Gillum said.Stephen Lawson, a spokes-man for DeSantis, cast the ruling in more partisan terms, contending that if Gillum wins Âout-of-state, radical groupsÂŽ would pres-sure him to pick activist judges who would Âlegislate from the benchÂŽ in ideologi-cal terms.ÂThe consequences of this would be felt for generations, and it would be dangerous for every person in our state,ÂŽ Lawson said. ÂAs governor, Ron DeSantis will appoint justices to the Supreme Court who are fair, who will uphold the constitution, and who will follow the law as it is written.ÂŽScottÂs office had no comment.The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by the Florida branch of the League of Women Voters and Common Cause. Their attorney, John Mills, issued a statement praising the decision.ÂThe court has now made clear what our clients have been saying all along Â„ the winner of NovemberÂs guber-natorial election will appoint three justices to the Florida Supreme Court,ÂŽ Mills said. ÂGovernor Scott will not, and he has no part to play in these appointments.ÂŽThe three departing justices often are part of a majority that has ruled against Scott and the Republican-controlled Legislature in recent years.Scott previously has said he planned to name the three new justices the morning of his departure but also would work with his successor on a list of finalists and try to reach an agreement on the replacements. Outgoing Gov. Lawton Chiles and incoming Gov. Jeb Bush reached such an agreement in 1998.The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Nov. 8 on the issue of when the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission can certify its nominations to the high court.State high court: Next governor will pick new justicesBy Luz Lazo The Washington PostFive days after Hurricane Michael stormed through the Florida Panhandle, roads remain impassable, washed out and unsafe in many parts of the region, and officials are warning that the recovery could be long and expensive.Across Northwest Florida, from Panama City to Mexico Beach and Apalachicola, debris is being cleared, but many residential streets remain impassable because of fallen trees and wires. In other places, roadways are destroyed. Emergency crews were being mobilized to rebuild guardrails and traf-fic signal systems and repair other damage caused by the historic storm.The conditions are so dire, local officials worry that residents desperate for food and water can't get to aid stations, grocery stores and the few gas stations that are open."We are working on the crews to clear every one of the streets to make sure that there's availability for you to get out of your home and be able to navigate to the aid stations that we have across the city," Panama City Man-ager Mark McQueen told residents in a Facebook Live message Sunday.While there was still no official assessment Monday of the damage to roads and bridges in Michael's aftermath, there were reports of a collapsed bridge in Mexico Beach, blown-off highway signs and widespread prob-lems with a vast majority of traffic signals, many so severely damaged they will need to be rebuilt. Michael made landfall last Wednesday as a Category 4 storm, devastating parts of Florida, Georgia, North Car-olina and Virginia. The storm has killed at least 18 people, a number that officials say is likely to rise as emergency personnel continue search-and-rescue operations in the hardest-hit areas.The storm's powerful eye-wall swept north-northeast still as a Category 3 storm hitting one of the poorest swaths of Florida, Alabama and Georgia. It wiped out entire blocks, including houses and shopping centers, and knocked down hundreds of thousands of trees and power lines. Roadways were left cov-ered with debris, glass from broken windows, power lines and flipped vehicles.The storm will go down in history as one of the strongest to hit the continental United States. At landfall, its 155-mph peak winds ranked fourth-highest on record, according to The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang.Gas was in short supply and most stations remained shuttered Monday; many roads were closed, and detours were in place from Panama City to Mexico Beach and Apalachiola. Where roads were open, drivers were urged to watch out for downed power lines and trees.National highways are largely open, with the exception of US 98, which follows the coastline along the Panhandle and is closed in multiple locations because of washouts. There is no esti-mated time for its reopening.In Panama City, one of the hardest-hit areas, McQueen said the goal is to get all the debris off the roads, but officials asked for patience because the cleanup effort could take weeks.State officials said fuel shortages are not widespread, but in some communities residents were running out of fuel, scrambling to find where it was available and waiting in line for hours once they did find it. Most gas stations in the hardest-hit areas sustained damage or were completely destroyed, and without elec-tricity, those still standing are unable to operate.Florida has made firstresponder fueling depots available to utility crews across the Panhandle, Gov. Rick Scott, R, said, to ensure that utility trucks have the fuel they need to get the power back faster. Scott said 500,000 gallons of fuel is being distributed daily at 40 fueling stations to sup-port restoration efforts. Tolls remain suspended in northwest Florida, including at Mid-Bay Bridge and Spence Parkway in Okaloosa County, Garcon Point Bridge in Santa Rosa County, Bob Sikes Toll Bridge in Escambia County, and Orchard Pond Parkway in Leon County.Since Thursday, 17,000 utility workers have arrived in the region to rebuild and repair crippled infrastructure, along with 2,000 cellphone company workers and 18,000 search-and-res-cue personnel, joining 4,000 Florida National Guard troops and multitudes of police officers and firefight-ers. Florida Highway Patrol troopers and Florida Forest Service crews were on the ground Monday in Bay, Gulf, Franklin, Jackson, Calhoun, Leon, Liberty and Gadsden counties, clearing roads and cutting trees.Many still face tough conditions in Hurricane Michael aftermathA house damaged by Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach.[ ZACK WITTMAN | BLOOMBERG ]
** The News Herald | Wednesday, October 17, 2018 B5ARIES (March 21-April 19) Â„ Since most work will be done by, through and with the cooperation of people, anything you do to enhance your individual effectiveness will positively impact the performance of the entire team. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Â„ You can theorize all the livelong day, but youÂll never know what will happen until you try it out in real life. Your cosmic gift of the day is the guts to jump in and put your ideas to the test. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Â„ There are things important enough to do whatever the odds are of succeeding. When itÂs a matter of right and wrong, the odds are irrelevant. As for the rest, itÂs only smart to look at the statistics. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Â„ Unless you disrupt the tendency, youÂll drift into a comfortable pattern. This may not be a bad thing; it just depends on what you really want for yourself and how badly you want it. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Â„ People may wear a familiar face as they listen to you, but you never quite know how they are processing the information internally. ThatÂs why it will be important to ask questions and be alert to cues. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Â„ People working things out together -itÂs a form of love, or maybe it just (SET ITAL) is (END ITAL) love. ThatÂs what youÂll get today, and even better, youÂll appreciate it. Special connections: Gemini and Libra. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Â„ Pay attention to how other people pay attention. It will tell you what you need to know about how to plan your next move. There are no bad positions, but there are some that are easier to navigate than others. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21) Â„ You care about relationships more than you care about being right, and these things go together very, very well. Compassion, softness and tolerance are what will hold you in good stead today. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Â„ You neednÂt fear the change thatÂs on the horizon. YouÂre adaptable, and you will quickly Â“ gure out whatÂs in it for you. ItÂs right to be a little selÂ“ sh about this. You need to get a sure footing before you can help others. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Â„ Try and concentrate exclusively on what you want to happen. Giving any attention to what you donÂt want will only diffuse your power to make good things happen. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Â„ The challenge on the table will take a certain amount of physical ability and a whole lot more brain-wringing concentration. YouÂre gifted in both areas, and you should have no problem. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Â„ Natural talent can only take a person so far. It is better not to rely on gifts and to instead put in the work, because then you know how to get results and you can repeat the process.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. Reportedly, whose famous last words were, ÂA dying man can do nothing easy.ÂŽ? Jack Lemmon, Benjamin Franklin, Woodrow Wilson, JFK 2. What historical era took place right after the fall of the Roman Empire? Renaissance, Industrial Revolution, Cold War, Dark Ages 3. Which U.S. service academy is located in Kings Point, New York? Naval, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, Air Force 4. The name of what state means the Âowner of big canoesÂŽ? Minnesota, Florida, Alaska, Missouri 5. What is the medical term for the nostrils? Myopia, Medius, Nares, Caduceus 6. Cynophobia is the irrational fear of ...? Bleach, Snow, Sunshine, Dogs ANSWERS: 1. Benjamin Franklin, 2. Dark Ages, 3. Merchant Marine, 4. Missouri, 5. Nares, 6. DogsTRIVIA BY WILSON CASEY ACES ON BRIDGE: BOBBY WOLFF (Answers tomorrow) BAGGY MODEM GRAVEL ACROSS YesterdayÂ’s Jumbles: Answer: After being crowned Â“Jumble Champion,Â” he preferred his Â— EGGS SCRAMBLED 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 FUTFS OTMTO LAGIOE NARPYT SUDOKUAnswer to yesterdayÂs sudokuDEAR ABBYWife irked as man reconnects with old partnersDEAR ABBY: My husband has an extensive sexual history. He has had sex with more than 80 partners. All the encounters were when he was in high school and in his early 20s. Most were onenight stands with female friends. When we met, he was honest, and I was understanding. He didnÂt keep in touch with any of those females (pre-Facebook). But now heÂs friends with several of them on Facebook, and while he doesnÂt ÂtalkÂŽ to them, he comments and ÂlikesÂŽ many of their posts. This makes me uncomfortable because I donÂt feel that past sexual partners should be part of oneÂs life once someone is married. IÂm not jealous or insecure, I just think itÂs disrespectful. Am I controlling? Â„ ANXIOUS IN ARIZONADEAR ANXIOUS: Your husband was certainly active. Was he also able to keep his grade point up? You say he has been honest with you about his sexual history. Nowhere in your letter have you indicated that there has been any infidelity. I suspect that in spite of your denial, you may be feeling a bit insecure, and if your husband is telling you that youÂre coming across as controlling, that is the way he perceives it. ÂLikingÂŽ the Facebook posts of someone you havenÂt seen in decades isnÂt inviting the person to have an affair If I were you, IÂd calm down. DEAR ABBY: Can you tell me why women wear highheeled shoes? I cannot think of any benefits women derive from wearing them. Is it because they think high heels make their legs look more attractive, because itÂs the fashion or some other reason? Â„ BAFFLED AND CONFUSEDDEAR BAFFLED: Not only do high heels make the legs and ankles look more attractive, when a person wears them they appear to be a few pounds lighter because they look taller. THATÂS why! (Guilty as charged.) 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, Los Angeles, CA 90069. 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.
** B6 Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | The News Herald COMICS PEANUTS ZITS FRANK & ERNEST WIZARD OF ID THE BORN LOSER BEETLE BAILEY DILBERT BLONDIE PEARLS BEFORE SWINE FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE PICKLES HAGAR THE HORRIBLE GARFIELD CRANKSHAFT HERMAN PLUGGERS Daily CROSSWORD
CLASSIFIEDSThe News Herald | Wednesday, October 17, 2018 B B 7 7 Raffield Family ReunionSaturday, October 20, 2018 -9:30 a.m. EST Bring covered dish, dessert and/or drinks Gulf County Senior Center 120 Library Drive -Port St. Joe, FL For additional info call 850-348-7728 or email to email@example.com 21849 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Case No: 2018-1907TD 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.: 1907 Year of Issuance: June 1, 2016 Parcel ID: 07585-504-000 Description of Property : CEDAR RIDGE LOT 4 ORB 3302 P 834 Name in which assessed: GEORGIANNA C CLARK 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 26, October 3, 10, 17, 2018 21656 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF HENRY COUNTY, ALABAMA JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO. JU-2017-14.03 IN RE: THE MATTER OF: M. R. W. DOB: 09/01/2016 Minor child under the age of 18 years THE STATE OF ALABAMA SENDS GREETINGS TO: APRIL WARD and AARON WHITEHURST and all persons concerned with the custody of the above-named child. You are hereby summoned to appear in the District Court of Henry County, Alabama, on the 6th day of December, 2018, at 9:00 oÂ’clock a.m. at the Henry County Courthouse, 101 Court Square, Abbeville, AL, to answer a Petition filed regarding the termination of your parental rights regarding the minor child named above. You are also further commanded to provide a copy of any responsive pleadings to said Petition to: Chris Capps, Attorney for Henry County DHR, 170 S. Oates St., Ste. 2, Dothan, AL 36301. Given under my hand and seal this the 19th day of September, 2018 DISTRICT JUDGE HENRY COUNTY, ALABAMA Pub: September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 2018 21853 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Case No: 2018-4423TD 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.: 4423 Year of Issuance: June 1, 2016 Parcel ID: 30167-600-000 Description of Property : NORTH LAGOON OAKS 7TH ADD LOT 51 BLK A ORB 1382 P 1093 Name in which assessed: CHARLES E EDWARDS, JACKIE A EDWARDS 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 26, October 3, 10, 17, 2018 21851 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Case No: 2018-5043TD 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.: 5043 Year of Issuance: June 1, 2016 Parcel ID: 35266-060-000 Description of Property : 32 2S 17W -49.6-5D4 BEG AT NE COR OF LOT 46 TH W 60Â’ SLY 148.5Â‘ ELY 60Â’ NLY 148.5Â‘ TO POB & 15Â’ EASEMENT ORB 3313 P 1174 Name in which assessed: NICHOLAS REIMER 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 26, October 3, 10, 17, 2018 21857 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Case No: 2018-1281TD 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.: 1281 Year of Issuance: June 1, 2016 Parcel ID: 05470-262-000 Description of Property : 27 2S 13W -1.26A-142A BEG E 4898.3Â‘ TO SW COR TH N 154Â‘ E 397.86Â‘ S 154Â‘ W 398.86Â‘ TO POB. ORB 1281 P 376 Name in which assessed: GLEN RAY DILLON 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 26, October 3, 10, 17, 2018 21881 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Case No: 2018-2134TD 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.: 2134 Year of Issuance: June 1, 2016 Parcel ID: 09012-030-000 Description of Property : LYNN HAVEN LOTS 7, 8 BLK 13 ORB 1859 P 508 Name in which assessed: SHIRLEY A OWINGS ESTATE 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 26, October 3, 10, 17, 2018 21883 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Case No: 2018-2050TD 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.: 2050 Year of Issuance: June 1, 2016 Parcel ID: 08271-020-000 Description of Property : SOUTHPORT PLAT 101B2 LOTS 11 & 12 BLK 46 ORB 1895 P 2168 Name in which assessed: DANIEL MYRKLE, KIMBERLY MYRKLE 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 26, October 3, 10, 17, 2018 21889 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Case No: 2018-1487TD 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.: 1487 Year of Issuance: June 1, 2016 Parcel ID: 05991-268-000 Description of Property : 36 3S 13W -1.112-BEG 30Â’ W & 1086.29Â‘ N OF SE COR SEC TH CONT N 175Â’ W 500Â’ S 175Â’ E 500Â’ TO POB AKA LOT 24 BLK 2 E CALL EST ORB 3581 P 713 Name in which assessed: DANIEL F JONES 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 26, October 3, 10, 17, 2018 22065 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2018-CP-000898 IN RE: ESTATE OF CLEVELAND LONG, III, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CLEVE LAND L ONG, III deceased, whose date of death was May 31, 2018; File Number 2018 CP 000898 is pending in the Circuit Court for BAY County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Bay County Clerk of Court, 300 East 4th Street, P an ama City Florida 32401 The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representativeÂ’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentÂ’s estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentÂ’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTÂ’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: October 10, 2018 Signed on October 2, 2018. Sean F. Bogle, Esq. Attorney for Personal Representative Email: firstname.lastname@example.org m Florida Bar No. 106313 Bogle Law Firm 101 South New York Ave., Ste. 205 Winter Park, Florida Phone: (407) 834-3311 ANDRE LONG Personal Representative Pub: October 10, 17, 2018 HAVANESE PUPS AKC Home Raised Best Health Guar. 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