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County ready to open senior center
Bradford County Emergency Man-
agement officials are urging residents
to practice fire safety when using in-
door heating sources as temperatures
are expected to drop below normal
values around. northern Florida by
Wednesday night. By taking basic
safety precautions, residents can re-
duce the risk of fire, property damage
or'any potential loss of life.
"We want everyone to be pre-
pared for the drop in temperatures
this week," said Emergency Man-
agement Director Brian Johns. "We
encourage all residents and visitors
to practice cold weather safety, espe-
cially around indoor heating sources
that may pose a potential fire hazard
to family and property."
Overnight, temperatures are fore-
cast to drop to near freezing across
inland locations in North Florida on
Wednesday night and into Thursday
morning. These freezing tempera-
tures are expected to last for up to
three hours, and will fall into the 30's
after midnight. Floridians should
remember the "Five P's" of cold
weather safety. They are: protecting
people, protecting plants, protecting
pets, protecting exposed pipes and
practicing fire safety. To stay cozy
and safe during cold weather, re-
member these safety tips:
When outdoors, stay dry and
wear multiple layers of loose-fitting,
Plug space heaters directly into
wall outlets. Use of extension cords
may lead to circuit overload and
Keep space heaters away from
drapery. furniture or other flammable
material. A good rule of thumb is to
keep space heaters at least 36 inches
from an thing flammable.
Do not leave space heaters unat-
Do not use a stove or oven as a
heat source. An open bven door or lit
stove burners can be dangerous and
are ineffective as a heat source.
Never use grills as an indoor heat-
ing source. Charcoal and propane
emit poisonous carbon monoxide gas
and are not suitable for indoor use.
Never leave candles lit in an unat-
tended room or w\ hen going to sleep.
Install smoke detectors and make
sure they \ork.
Install a carbon monoxide detec-
tor if you have an\ gas appliances.
Rexiex\ and practice \our fam-
ily's fire escape plan.
For more information, please con-
tact Bradford Count\ Emereency
Management at 904-966-6336.
BY MARK J. CRAWFORD
The opening of the Bradford Coun-
ty Senior Center will combine a health
fair along with an introduction to other
services the county hopes to provide
its elder population.
An open house for the center will
take place on Saturday, Jan. 14, from
1-3 p.m. Southern gospel group The
Backwood Boys is scheduled to per-
form,and refreshments will be served.
The center is located at 1805 N. Tem-
ple Ave., right in front of the county
Rachel Rhoden in the county man-
ager's office has been helping orga-
nize the event, and she said emer-
gency medical personnel from Allen
Parrish's department would be on
hand providing free wellness checks,
including blood pressure tests, for
those who attend. There will also be
a representative from the Seniors vs.
Crime program to provide safety in-
Many of the services provided at
the senior center will be informational
and educational in nature. For exam-
ple, EMS staff will continue to con-
duct health fairs as well as workshops
on medication management, stroke,
diabetes and emergency assistance.
The emergency management staff will
conduct programs on severe weather
safety, fire prevention, and fall and
injury protection, and the sheriff's of-
fice will be involved with safety pro-
grams, too. Library and MIS staff will
introduce seniors to available resourc-
es and teach basic computer classes.
The clerk of courts staff will be
Senior Center Open House
Saturday, Jan. 14 1-3 p.m.
involved in helping seniors with per-
sonal finance matters, while the folks
from the extension service can teach
classes on food safety, master garden-
ing, wildlife, etc. The center will also
be a place seniors can turn for infor-
mation on housing repair and other
county and state assistance programs.
Other volunteers are expected to get
involved offering art and other recre-
ation programs. Most importantly, the
open house will serve as an opportu-
nity to survey those who attend about
the type of programs they would like
to see offered.
"We're really excited about the
open house and hope everyone can
come. We've been getting a lot of
positive feedback," Rhoden said.
Rhoden said she and Kelly Canady
from the SHIP office visited the se-
nior center in Melrose, and although
that center also has little in the way
of an operational budget, they were
amazed by how much that community
was able to offer through volunteers
and community support.
She added she is proud of the coun-
ty's new facility and.believes it's built
to offer an even wider variety of pro-
See COUNTY, 5A
Eddie Brown sold his 500,000th copy of the Bradford County Telegraph to reader Linda Hess of
Starke last week. Hess actually bought two Telegraphs and said she often buys more than one copy.
She added that her parents have been reading the Telegraph since 1971. Telegraph office assistant
Mary Johnson (center) is pictured over a crisp $100 bill to Iess for being the 500,0001 person to buy
a paper from Brown, the newspaper's hardest worker for 15 years.
Legislators entering session to decide districts
BY MARK J. CRAWFORD
Redra ing legislative and congres-
sional districts based on the most re-
cent census data has lawmakers going
back to Tallahassee earl, this %ear.
The 2012 session \ill begin on Jan.
The early start will ensure reappor-
tionment is taken care of before the
elections occurring later this lear.
Republicans ha'e unquestionable
majorities in both houses. otherss put
in place two constitutional amend-
ments that present districts from be-
ing draw n to benefit parties or incum-
bents.The Florida Supreme Court wIill
ensure compliance of the legislative
map. All maps. legislative and con-
gressional. \\ill go to the U.S. Justice
Department. which will make sure
the\ comply with the Voting Rights
Amendments to ensure a fair result
doesn't mean there won't be fights
getting there. The Associated Press
quoted Florida Senate President Mike
Haridopolos saying. "Beliexe me
there are politics inxol\ed here." But
he added. "W\hat 'e ha\e tried to do
is take as much of the politics out as
At least one leader insisted politics
played no role in the drawing of the
maps. Don Gaetz. chairman of the
Senate Reapporionnment Committee.
told the AP he didn't know .and didn't
want to know. hoxw the proposed maps
would impact incumbents.
The amendments %x-ers approved
also aim to protect racial and language
minorities by prohibiting any intent to
The AP says analyses of the pro-
posed maps show Democrats. x\ho
See SESSION, 3A
BY DAN HILDEBR N
A Starke man
was arrested for
lewd and lascivi-
ous behavior af-
ter the parents of
an 8-year-old girl
accused him of
ard Jordan, 47,
was charged with
le\\d and lasci\i-
outs behavior on a
victim less than 12 Jordan
Detective' Kevin Mueller \\ith the
Bradford County Sheriff's ( )l ice
wrote in a report that the victim's
mother has been an acquaintance of
Jordan's for 14 years and that the ac-
cused had lived with the family. On
Aug. 21, the child's maternal grand-
mother said the girl told her that Jor-
dan molested her. However, an inves-
tigation yielded no arrest and Jordan
The girl's father told'investigators
that he invited Jordan to spend the
night of Jan. I with the understand-
ing he would sleep on the couch. He
said put his daughter to bed at 8:30
but awoke around 10 p.m. to go to the
kitchen. At that time he noticed that
Jordan was not on the couch, but since
the bathroom light was on, he assumed
his houseguest was in there. Howev-
er, moments later, the child came into
the parents' bedroom and told them
Jordan had molested her.
The detective wrote that when he
questioned Jordan, the 47,year-old at
first denied entering the girl's bed-
room or touching her. Muellernwrote
that Jordan later admitted to entering
the room. However, he maintained he
never touched the 8-year-old.
Booked into the jail on Jan. 2, bond
for Jordan has been set at $100,000.
BY MARK J. CRAWFORD
Two local school districts were on
the list of 35 facing state fines for not
meeting class size standards.
Representatives from both Bradford
and Union counties say their districts
are appealing the fines to the state.
Considering some districts were
fined millions of dollars. the S3.W
penalty assessed to Bradford County
seems quite small. Still. the district
is appealing because it is in full com-
pliance with the class-size standards,
according to Superintendent Beth
"One Starke Elementar fifth-grade
reading inter\ mention course as found
to be o\er b\ one student within its
three 10-minute blocks. "This "as a
data error that occurred xhen stu-
dent schedules vere .h.rj'cd At no
time \\as a fifth-Lrade class, mer the
22-student limit.' MINtre said.
Rhonda Harrell. I ni n' M.IS FI -
specialist. said the Jistrict ai also ap-
pealing its fine. -xth has imntially
come to S482.012.
"'We '.ill not meet tiia s sie thi,
\ear in our district: h, ,e eIl r. xxe \\ ill
ha'e a greatlh reduced figure Hlr the
pcnalti." Harrel' said. hbaed on the
appeal data suhmitled to the state.
See FINES. 3A
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2A BRADFORD COUNTY TELEGRAPH THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2012
Lawtey group reclaiming park
BY MARK J. CRAWFORD
Neighbors in l.aitcN turned
out Dec. 30 to reclaim a piece
of the past that the\ believe will
have an important impact on
The park on Middleburg Road.
once a thri' ing site for sports and
recreation, had long been aban-
doned. Its ball fields were taken
over by brush, and the land's
most recent service to the com-
munity was as a staging site for
the city's sewer project. A dug-
out that once housed eager play-
ers is falling apart, and the rec
building that was neier finished
is now in need of real rehabilita-
Residents proved the) were
up to the challenge. declaring
last Friday "Bring Back the Rec
Day." They turned out in force to
do.just that, slashing and burn-
ing the jungle that had consumed
Scorpio Mosley, one of the
event organizers, said the turn-'
out by community members was
better than expected. Getting the
land cleared will give them the
opportunity to step back and fig-
ure out what comes next.
Mosley said the park has gone
through phases. The cit) "s recre-
ation program %was once active
there, but even w hen that associ-
ation ended, the community still
had softball and baseball leagues
that regularly used the fields.
The teams would travel,and they
would also inv ite competitors to
Middleburg Road. During those
m ees. Terricena Kittles said the
park would be packed with duel-
ing games going on at the same
Mosle) said the rec building
would have been great for a num-
ber of uses had the city eser fin-
ished it. The organizers of Bring
Back the Rec Day, who are in the
process of putting together their
own recreation association, are
now leasing the property from
the city. Finishing the building is
on their to-do list.
Mosle) said the primary fo-
cus will be children-both after-
school and weekend activities-
but they also have activities for
the entire community in mind. In
addition to athletics, they want to
offer art and other programs.
"The things that the commu-
nity's looking for, we want to be
able to provide them out of this
facility," he said.
As someone who grew up in
the area and managed to succeed
in spite of the odds. Mosley said
he couldn't help but onder what
others w ho didn't make it could
have achieved with the oppor-
tunities that a strong recreation
program could have offered.
Providing that foundation is
what motivates them now. he
said. Kittles, another of the core
organizers, said many of them
have become parents, as well.
and they want programs for their
kids. People want their kids to
be involved in something, and
they want those acti' cities in their
neighborhood so they don't have
to travel to programs in other cit-
ies, she said.
Friday proved the group has
manpower at its disposal. By
lunchtime, the park had already
been greatly transformed. Mov-
ing forward they hope their sweat
equity will also help earn grants
and other financial support to
help meet their goals.
In the meantime, Kittles said
people are already feeling good
about having an opportunity to
get involved and give something
back to their community.
Pe e Miller,, Markael Mp,;e, .Malpoj.I!.Moqr, J rom.,1,ifU~ms andMa~ Ua,,MopJe aill
lent muscle power to the clean-up effort.
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Charles Strong, Terricena Kittles, Tory Kittles and Scorpio Mosley are among those
behind Bring Back the Rec Day. Special T-shirts were printed to mark the occasion.
School Board'Member Archie Kittles gets a haid minding the grill from Brenda
wants to help
Grow your Business
It's now easier for Starke's
small-business owners to harness
the power of direct mail to drive
traffic, attract new customers and
increase revenue. That's because
the U.S. Postal Service recently
introduced Every Door Direct
Mail, a simple, low-cost service
that allows local businesses to
market to every address in their
neighborhoods without the need
to rent mailing lists.
Every Door Direct Mail uses
mail delivery route information
instead of names and exact ad-
dresses to reach targeted groups'
in specific geographic areas.
Businesses use a sirpple online
tool at https://eddm.usps.com/
eddm/ to identify neighborhoods
and number of households, pre-
pare mailing documentation. and
To teach local businesses
about Every Door Direct Mail-
including a demonstration of the
online tool-the Starke Post Of-
fice is holding a free "Grow Your
Business Da\" seminar on Jan.
20. at 7 p.m. The event w ill be at
the Starke Post Office.
"Direct mail has long been a
proven ad\ ertising tool of choice
of successful large businesses and
Fortune 500 companies to pro-
mote products and drive sales."
said Postmaster Tom Yates. "Di-
rect mail has strengths other ad-
vertising media can't claim: it's
personal, tangible, portable (to
re-read later and share with oth-
ers). manageable and measure-
able. And with Esery Door Di-
rect Mail. no permits are needed
arid there are no special fees."
According to the Direct Market-
ing Association. every $1 spent
on direct mail generates $1257
in sales. Every Door Direct Mail
is ideal for restaurants, doctors'
offices, hair salons or any kind
of local business that is not cur-
rently using the mail. The mail
can be addressed to "Postal Cus-
tomer," "Residential Customer,"
or "PO Boxholder" and dropped
off at the Post Office.
Every Door Direct Mail saves
mail preparation time and mon-
ey, and is delivered by the local,
trusted Postal Service carrier.
For more information about Ev-
ery Door Direct Mail, visit http://
The Postal Service receives
no tax dollars for operating ex-
penses, and relies on the sale of
postage, products and services to
fund its operations.
Friday at RJE
Concerned Citizens of Brad-
ford County will hold another
teen night on Friday, Jan. 6, from
8 p.m. to midnight at the RJE
gymnasium on Pine Street. Teen
night is for grades five through
12. Admission is $3.
The Morning Star Lodge #26
of Starke is offering a new\ Dusty
Square and Compass Program to
reacquaint and reinstate an\ past
Masons that are interested in be-
coming active again in the local
The local Masons meet on
the second and fourth Mondays
of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the
lodge located at 709 MLK Blvd.
(S.R. 16 East) in Starke. For more
information call 904-796-7675,
404-287-1032 or 352-262-5884,
or email Morningstarlodge26@
Because of the holiday, the
city of Lawtev's monthly meet-
ing. normally held on the first
Monday\ of the month, will in-
stead be held on Monday. Jan.
9. at 7 p.m. Meetings are held in
the boardroom at cit\ hall and are
open to the public.
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At right, the
member to show
up for Bring
Back the Rec
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THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2012 BRADFORD COUNTY TELEGRAPH 3A
2011-12 Class Size Reduction Summary
Traditional Public Schools
Prior to Appeals
PK-3 4-8 9-12 Total
District -1- -2- -3- -4-
I Alachua 137,241 380,829 239,714 757.784
2 Baker -
3 Bay -
4 Bradford 385 385
5 Brevard ___- -
6 Broward 23.971,744 22,056,425 20,107,484 66.135,653
7 Calhoun -
8 Charlotte -
9 Citrus -
10 Clay -
11 Collier -
12 Columbia 284,872 223,843 30,689 539,404
13 Miami-Dade 4,004,073 3,809,800 1,575,620 9,389,493
14 DeSoto- -
15 Dixie 23,308 1,230 24.538
16 Duval 2,292,466 3,077,161 1,469,503 6,839,130
17 Escambia 36,363 4,560 9,160 50,083
18 Flagler -
19 Franklin 31,228 6,694 684 38,606
20 Gadsden 315,166 8,016 115,026 438,208
21 Gilchrist -
22 Glades 67,560 16,267 83,827
23 Gulf -
24 Hamilton 135,622 133,884 25,823 295,329
25 Hardee -
26 Hendry 27,458 177,150 38,320 242,928
27 Herando- -
30 Holmes 39,771 29,499 687 69,957
31 Indian River -
32 Jackson -
33 Jefferson 291,100 7,400 617 299,117
34 Lafayette 53,237 63,908 29,866 147,011
35 Lake -
37 Leon -
38 Levy 391,007 166,715 21,635 579,357
39 Liberty 28,797 13,330 42,127
40 Madison 1,204 1,204
41 Manaee 1,565,258 704,061 37,976 2,307,295
42 Marion .226,009 255,622 83,165 564,796
46 Okaloosa -
47 Okeechobee 3,484 3,484
48 Orange 714 714
49 Osceola 12,456 12,456
50 Palm Beach -
.5 .Pasp9Q;, ; ..17.0q,0j2; .8573,367 ... 780,398 .. -:4,061777
54 Putnam 154,667 15,048 33,486 203,201
55 St. Johns 868 868
56 St. Lucie -
57 Santa Rosa 96,171 14,433 2,118 112,722
58 Sarasota 1,507 1,507
59 Seminole ---
60 Sumter --
61 Suwannee 4,170 158,344 11,210 173,724
62 Taylor 608 608
63 Union 212,137 71,441 198,434 482,012
64 Volusia -
65 Wakulla 125,062 37,700 618 163,380
66 Walton -
67 Washington 67,168 .31,898 16,403 115,469
69 FAMU Lab School 22,601 22,601
70 FAU Palm Beach
74 UF Lab
The figures represent dollar amounts each district was fined per grade
group and the district total.
Continued from 1A
"Calculating class size is a
tricky business especially, when
\ou are a enr> small rural dis-
trict. she said. adding they
have to weigh the cost of adding
teachers against the cost of the
penalty they could be asked to
pa). The cost of adding a single
teacher amounts to approximate-
I1 S100.000. she said, taking into
account %wages. benefits, class-
room set-up costs, etc.
"In these challenging limes, we
must be fiscally minded for our
school system. Our district has a
grade of "A." We are educating
the students of Union County,
and appear to be doing it quite
\ ell." Harrell said.
Continued from 1A
outnumber Republicans in terms
of registered voters, gain a greater
foothold in the state legislature.
The state is gaining two con-
gressional seats because of its 18
percent population growth. Maps
unveiled in November showed
two north Florida congressmen
could be drawn out of their dis-
tricts. U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns' 6'h
district, which includes this area,
no longer includes his home of
Ocala. (Rep. John Mica of Win-
ter Park was drawn out to the 7ph
The same map leaves Rep.
Corrine Brown's gerryman-
dered district in tact since it was
drawn to ensure minority rep-
resentation. Each version of the
proposed congressional maps
includes some version of that
snaking district, and one even
has the district running through
There are also multiple options
proposed for the state House dis-
tricts, but all of the state House
options move Bradford from the
12" District, currently represent-
ed by Rep. Janet Adkins, to the
In terms of the state Senate
map, Clay County would be
pulled into a district with Ala-
chua and Bradford counties, Dis-
More informaiotatrr'ndthe maps
are available through www.flori-
Lawmakers don't necessar-
ily plan on completing all of the
work before them during the 60-
day session. A special session
could be called later to deal with
the state budget and other legis-
Lawmakers from the area
have been busy filing bills for
the legislature to consider. Rep.
Play Bingo every Monday
at American Legion Post 56,
located on Edwards Road in
Starke. The post opens at 6
p.m.; early bird starts at 7 p.m.
Bingo players must be 18 years
of age to play. A nonsmoking
section is available, and the
American Legion Post is an
Like Bradford, there were er-
rors in calculating class size in
Union County that the district
says inflated the penalty it was
assessed. Misnumbered rooms
in the class size data threw off
the count by 60 students, and
that alone was responsible for
S240.000 of the fine, Harrell
said. There were also classes
that %wcre not properly coded as
co-teaching classes where more
than one teacher was present.
One period meeting after-school
w ith a diverse mix of classes also
impacted the account.
All of this information has
been included in the district's ap-
"When the class size appeal
process has been completed, we
expect the penalty will be much
less than the cost of adding a
Janet Adkins, for example, filed
HB 903, a bill that seeks equi-
table funding for public charter
schools in Florida.
A news release from Adkins
highlighted study results that
show public charter schtxls re-
ceive on average 65 percent of
the per-student funding that other
public schools receive. The bill
would address that inequity and
also require the timely distribu-
tion of federal funds. which pass
through the school district first.
"Funding equity between pub-
lic charter schools and our tradi-
tional public education system
ensures that these twin pillars'
of our public education systems
have equal chances for success in
meeting their goal," said Adkins.
Florida has more than 500 pub-
lic charter schools with 175,000
students. Bradford, Clay and
Union counties currently have no
charter schools to benefit from
Other bills filed by Adkins
include HB 557, regarding stan-
dards for supervised visitation of
children. HB 1089 would pro-
vide an exemption to public re-
cords requirements for personal
identifying and location infor-
mation for current and former
investigators and inspectors for
the Department of Business and
Professional Regulation, their
spouses and children. HB 1163
offers a number of amendments
to state adoption laws, including
amendments to profteci ad6o ive;
Bills filed by Rep. Charles Van
Zant include HB 1151, the Flor-
ida for Life Act, which prohibits
abortions. He also filed HB 317,
which authorizes school boards
to adopt resolutions allowing in-
vocation and benediction prayers
by students at graduation and
other secondary- school events as
long as they are nonsectarian and
Alligator Creek Garden
Club is seeking nominees
for Garden of the Quarter. To
nominate a yard or garden,
please contact Pat Caren at
352-485-2666 or pmrc423@
aol.com, or go by or call the
Bradford County extension
office at 904-966-6299.
teacher," Harrell said.
The 2002 constitutional amend-
ment approved by Florida voters
limits class size in core classes to
18 through the third grade,2 for
grades four through eight, and 25
for grades nine through 12.
The fines assessed by the state
to 35 districts totaled more than
$94 million, with more than $66
million of that total -being Bro-
ward County's penalty alone.
Miami-Dade and Duval were in
second and third place with 59.4
million and $6.8 million fines.
According to the Florida De-
partment of Education, however.
the state has sent districts more
than $21.6 billion since 2004 to
be ready to meet class size re-
HB 719 would prevent gov-
ernments from requiring or pro-
hibiting bidders from entering
into agreements with unions.
Van Zant also filed HB 991 re-
placing the name Association for
Retarded Citizens with Arc of
Florida and substituting the term
intellecitial disability in place of
Finally. Van Zant filed HB
1051 requiring that the Florida
Department of Health add human
paplillomavirus to a list of com-
municable diseases for which
immunization is recommended,
and requiring schools to provide
parents with information regard-
ing the virus and the availability
of the vaccine.
Sen. Steve Oelrich has filed
more than 20 bills, including SB
212, which would provide parole
for juvenile offenders sentenced.
to life in prison for nonhomicide
crimes. SB 298 would provide
for a study on the creation of a
career-technical education di-
ploma as an alternative to a high
school graduation diploma. SB
428 prohibits simulated gam-
bling devices for game promo-:
tions, drawings and games :of
Oelrich's SB 914 would al-
low someone delinquent in child
support payments to have their
driver's license reinstated for
business purposes only. SB 1010
requires the inclusion of finan-
cial literacy as a part of the Next
'Giiiraiiobn Siinsiine State Stiani
Another bill, SB 1128, denies
access to cash and food assistance
programs by felons convicted for
drug possession unless they have
satisfactorily completed a drug
treatment program. Drug traf-
fickers would not be eligible for
assistance unless and alternate
payee is designated.
Bradford County Animal
Control is in need of donations
of items required for the care
of the animals, including
blankets or rugs, canned dog
and cat food, heavy food and
water bowls, kitty litter, and
kitty litter pans. To donate,
contact Dawn McKinley at
904-966-6359 or 904-364-8199.
Volunteers are also'needed!
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4A BRADFORD COUNTY TELEGRAPH THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2012
Bradford Baptist Church,
located on S.R. 100, 1.3 miles
east of I.S. 30j welcomes
evangelist Bill Rice III and
the Bill Rice Ranch team this
Sunday, Jan. 8. for a morning
of special music and preaching
during Sunday, school at 10 a.m.
and the regular morning service
at II a.m. All are invited to
attend. For more information.
please call Pastor Rick Jackson at
V3 m c
The Starke Woman's Club
held its monthly meeting Dec.
14. Refreshments ere ser ed b%
Connie Best. President EFelhn
Womack opened welcoming
members and guests to the lunch
buffet prepared Darlene Ble.
This month's program "as
presented b\ Mallary McCon-
rell, with Christmas music pre-
sented b) the Bradford High
School Chorus and piano ac-
companiment by Meghan Lom-
bardi. McConnell announced the
Bradford High School Girls Club
meets on Tuesdays and Thursday
after school for refreshments.
Donations are welcome and ap-
Decorations for the luncheon
were prepared by Joan Rogers
and Lisa Tatum. The hostesses
were Joan Rogers, Lisa Tatum,
Winnie Camacho and Jo Ella
Hardy. New members introduced
included Katy Sawyer, Linda
Jihni. lizane:.h Lbutt n and A--
leen Mt11 rhous.
A lunho,'n will N- held in
Januain or Fcbruiarn a the h',me
of Clara Hazen in Br oker. The
monthly. card nrt\ is the th:ir
ThurnJdas ith lunch in,:d.Jcd
Mcrhmber. ,ign~J up :;,r
group ouling t: the Alhambhra in
February to -c "'A Cl'onr \Walk
\ ith Pass ('linc." A lije : xreen
ing 'sill h held at the Woman'-
( lub on -cb. 9.
I he Starke Woman'\ Club is
hosting a talent show( to benefit
the Food Pantry on Saturda .Jan.
28. at 6 p.m. Bring food items or
monetary donations for entrance
to the esent.
Come enjo\ the talent, good
food and support a worthy
Book Bingo is
back for 2012
Join us on Jan. 9 at 10 a.m.
for the Bradford Librar 's recur-
ring Book Bingo. We're playing
Bingo' How could \ou sa\ "no
to that? Not onl\ can \ou \\in the
latest best seller, but \\ e ha\e also
puzzled together surprise goodie
bags as an alternative.
Hot Reads for
The library's spring reading
program-Hot Reads for Cool
Night.-contirnuc> into the nes\
\car. This is designed to encour-
ae \ou i readers'i to read some-
thing different, to step out of
\our comfort zone and become
acquainted \ ith ne\\ authors and
Call or \ iit the lihrair to par-
ticipate and enter to \\ in an Ama-
zon gilt card.
Join master gardeners at the
Bradford Count\ Public Librar\
for a free public workshop ori-
ented around springtime vegeta-
ble gardens, best practices, the
use of pesticides and more. This
e\ent is facilitated b\ Jim DeV-
The workshop p \\ill take place
Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon.
No registration is required, but
feel free to direct an\ questions
to Kath\ Paddock at 904-368-
A dumpster has been placed
in Pleasant Gro\e on North\est
177th Street on the property of
Isaac Cummings for \our con\ e-
nience to dispose of holiday trash
and for winter clean-up. This
dumpster \\ill onl1 he available
for a fe\\ \\eeks. so please take
ad antage of it. No hazardous
liquids, no tires and no building
materials such as sheet rock are
SThe Pleasant Grove Action
Group regular quarterly meeting
s\ill be held on Monday, Jan. 23.
due o the third Monday being
the Dr. King holiday. The meet-
ing will be in the annex of the
Pleasant Grove United Method-
ist Church at 7 p.m. Everyone is
IF .1-I- I I at
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA
FILE NO.: 04-2011-CP-100
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARY K. BROWN
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of
MARY K. BROWN, deceased, File
Number 04-2011-CP-100, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Bradford County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is P.O. Drawer B, Starke, FL
32091. The name and address of
the Personal Representative and the
Personal Representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's Estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this Notice
is served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AITER THE DATE 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 claimn-or,
demands agairitt decedent's Estate,"
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is December 29, 2011.
Attorney for Personal Representative
DUDLEY P. HAFRDY, P.A.
403 W. Georgia St.
Starke, Florida 32091
Florida Bar No.: 095907
REX T HUFFAKER
PO Box 13
Graham, Florida 32042
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Invitation for Bids (IFB)
Bid # 12-01
Landfill Gas BI6wer/Flare System
The New River Solid Waste
Association (NRSWA) is extending an
invitation for bids to furnish, deliver,
and install a landfill gas blower/flare
system. The successful Bidder will be
responsible for furnishing, delivering,
installation, and start-up assistance
andtraining to the New River Regional
Landfill (NRRL) a landfill gas blower/
flare system in accordance with the
specifications and drawings provided
with' this Invitatiop for Bids. All work
shall be completed in accordance
with the drawings, specifications,
and contract documents attached
and included as part of the contract
NRRL is located 2.5 miles north of
Raiford, FL on State Road 121 ip
Union County, FL. Bid packages
and other information are available
for pick up at the Administration
Office at NRSWA. 24276 NE 157th
Street, Raiford, FL 32083. All bids
must be submitted on the Bid Form
provided. Completed bids are to be
mailed to New River Solid Waste
Association. PO. Box 647. Raiford,
FL 32083 or delivered to the NRSWA
Administration Office. After the IFB
opening, the bids will be examined
for completeness and preserved in
the custody of the Executive Director.
NRSWA Purchasing Policy will be
ensued. All bids received after the
specified time and date will not be
considered. Cornact the NRSWA
office at 386-431-1000 for questions
concerning the bid packages. The
DEADLINE for submittal in response
to the above IFB is January 31. 2012.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY.
CASE NO: 04-2011-CA-319
BARRETT MAINE CORPORATION.
LACY E WEBB, SR et al..
NOTICE PF SALE
Notice is given that pursuant to a
Final Judgment dated December 22.
2011. in Case No 04-2011-CA-319 of
the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial
Circuit in and for Bradford County.
Florida. in which BARRETT MAINE
CORPORATION, a Fla corp. is/are
plaintiffs) and LACY E. WFBB. SR..
is/are the defendantss, I will sell to
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash in the lobby inside the front door
of the Bradford County Courthouse in
Starke. Bradford County, Flonda at
11:00 AM on January 26, 2012, the
following described property set forth
in said Final Judgment:
THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN
EXHIBIT "A" ATTACHED HERETO
AND MADE A PART HEREOF. TAX
DESCRIPTION PARCEL 2
A parcel of land lying'in the N1/2 of
the NE1/4 of the SE1/4 of Section 30,
Township 7 South, Range 21 East,
Bradford County, Florida; said parcel
being more particularly described as
Commence at a concrete monument
found at the Northeast corner of
said N1/2 of NE1/4 of SE1/4 and
run South 00 degrees 21 minutes
30 seconds East, along the Easterly
boundary thereof, 454.92 feet to an
iron rod for the Point of Beginning.
From the Point of Beginning thus
described continue South' 00 degrees
21 minutes 30 seconds East, along
said Easterly boundary, 100.00 feet to
an iron rod; thence South 89 degrees
29 minutes 06 seconds West, parallel
with the Southerly boundary of said
N1/2 of NE1/4 of SE1/4, a distance
of 1303.89 feet to an intersection
with the Westerly boundary of said
N1/2 of NE1/4 of SE1/4; thence
North 00 degrees 31 minutes 58
seconds West, along said Westerly
boundary, 100.00 feet; thence North
89 degrees 29 minutes 06 seconds
East, parallel with said Southerly
boundary, 1304.20 feet to the Point
of Beginning. Containing 2.99 acres,
more or less.
-Subject to the right of way of SW 92nd
Street along the Easterly boundary
DATED this 22"n day of December,
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: Lisa Brannon
As Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY,
CASE NO.: 2008-CA-183
BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN
MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST,
MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-
BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES
CLYDE GRIFFIS, et al,
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED ,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling
Foreclosure Sale dated December
22, 2011, and entered in Case No.
2008-CA-183 of the Circuit Court
of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and
for Bradford County, Florida, in
which Bank of America, National
Association as successor by merger
to LaSalle Bank National Association,
as Trustee for First Franklin Mortgage
Loan Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset-
Backed Certificates, Series 2007-
FF2, is the Plaintiff and Clyde Griffis,
John Doe n/k/a Dennis Griffis, are
defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash in front of
the Bradford County Courthouse,
945 N. Temple Avenue, Starke,
Florida 32091, Bradford County,
Florida at 11:00 AM, E.S.T. on the 26"'
day of January, 2012, the following
described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment of Foreclosure:
A/K/A 9495 NW COUNTY ROAD 225,
STARKE, FL 32091-5034.
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 60 days after the sale.
Dated in Bradford County, Florida this
22" day of December, 2011.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Bradford County, Florida
By: Lisa Brannon
Attorney for Plaintiff
P.O. Box 23028
Tampa, FL 33623
If you are a person with a 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.
Persons with a disability who need
any accommodation in order to
participate should call Jan Phillips,
ADA Coordinatory, Alachua County
Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave.,
Gainesville, FL 32601 at.(352) 337-
6237 within two (2) working days
of receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing impaired, please call 1-800-
955-8771; if .you are voice impaired,
please call 1-800-955-8770.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
RAY'S AUTO REPAIR gives Notice
of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to
sell these vehicles on 01/24/2012,
08:00 am at PO Box 2229, Keystone
Heights, FL 32656-2229, pursuant
to subsection 713.78 of the Florida
Statutes. RAY'S AUTO REPAIR
reserves the right to accept or reject
any and/or all bids.
NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF
BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY
OF BRADFORD COUNTY,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
Bounce Houses Water Slides
Dunk Tanks Trackless Train
Think outside the orange.
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the ordinance, which title hereinafter
appears, will be considered for
enactment by the Board of County
Commissioners of Bradford County,
Florida, at a public hearing on
January 19, 2012 at 6:30 p.m., or
as soon thereafter as the matter
can-be heard, in the Board of
County Commissioners Meeting
Room, .County Courthouse, North
Wing, located at 945 North Temple
Avenue, Starke, Florida. Copies of
said ordinance may be inspected
by any member of the public at the
Office of the County Clerk, located
at 945 North Temple Avenue, Starke,
Florida, during regular business
hours. On the date, time and place
first above mentioned, all interested
persons may appear and be heard
with respect to the ordinance.
AN ORDINANCE OF BRADFORD
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING
THE 'FUTURE LAND USE PLAN
MAP OF THE BRADFORD COUNTY
AS AMENDED; RELATING TO AN
AMENDMENT OF TEN OR LESS
ACRES OF LAND, PURSUANT
TO AN APPLICATION, S 11j216
A, BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS, UNDER THE
ESTABLISHED IN SECTIONS
163.3161 THROUGH 163 3248,
PROVIDING FOR CHANGING
THE LAND USE CLASSIFICATION
FROM COMMERCIAL TO PUBLIC
OF CERTAIN LANDS WITHIN THE
UNINCORPORATED AREA OF
BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA;
REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN
CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN
The public hearing may be continued
to one or more future dates. Any
interested party shall be advised
that the date, time and place of any
continuation of the public hearing
shall be announced during the
public hearing and that no further
notice concerning the matter will be
All persons are advised that, if they
decide to appeal any decisions made
at the public hearing they will need
a record of the proceedings and,
for such purpose, they may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be
Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to
participate in this proceeding should
contact 352.4633169 (Voice &
TDD) or via Florida Relay Service
NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Ron Denmark Mini Storage will hold a
Public Auction on Friday, January 20,
2012, at 10:00 AM at 2117 N. Temple
Avenue, Starke, FL on the following
storage units containing personal
#110 & 109
Belonging to B. Fugatt
Belonging to Alphonso Pernell
Belonging to L. Lennon
Belonging to L. Cook
Belonging to A. Hamm
#115, 117 & 118
Belonging to J. Carter
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SAVE OUR JOBS
To our readers:
Shopping at home means that your merchants can
afford to support your community... your schools and
football teams, cheerleaders, Band boosters, 4H, FFA
The sales tax stays at home and helps pay the
county bills. Same as gas tax,-etc.
Please give your local merchant a shot at your
business. The job you save could be your neighbor's.
This message brought to you by
THE BRADFORD COUNTY TELEGRAPH
SHOP AT HOME...
HELP YOUR COMMUNITY!
For more information about "Buy Local"
call Pam Whittle at 904-964-5278
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Cassels Mighty Warriors
Cassels Christian Academy recently named its Mighty Warriors, including Kenslee
Phillips, Olivia White-head, Cason Pilcher and Hunter Starling.
Mighty Warriors at Cassels Christian Academy also included (front-back, I-r) Hannah
Brooks,.Brayden Cassels, Luke Jackson, Kyla Lawrence, Bailey Griffis and Chase
Continued from 1A
In other business:
On Dec. 15, Mark Williams
of M&R Construction said he ap-
preciated ho\\ the count\ worked
\\ith contractors like himself
to keep \\ork local, but he sug-
gested the county's local bidder
preference ordinance be expand-
ed to encourage the use of local
subcontractors and \endors.
That evening, after having
heard similar statements from
others, the commission voted
to add language to its ordinance
stating that any bidder awarded
work h the county on the basis
of local preference would certify
in \writing that it wouldd make its
best effort to emplo local sub-
contractors, suppliers and em-
The board appro\ ed a request
from Terricena Kittles to allo\\ a
5K run in the Iau\\ te area in Au-
gust. The event \\ill be used to
promote a\\areness about heart
and lung disease.
Sheriff Gordon Smith gave
the count\ commission checks
totaling $261588 in unspent
revenue from his budget, and ad-
ditional revenue from lines and
forfeitures, inmate housing rev-
enue, fees, etc. He credited staff
for holding the line on spending
and its role in generating addi-
Other Cassels Christian A ;ademy Mighty Warriors were (front-back, I-r) Luke Padgett, Dawson Green, Kevin
Crawford, Luke Jackson, Daphne Sheffield, Gage Jackson, Kylee Crawford and Brittnee Smiley.
Starke Christian Dolphins of the Month
Starke Christian School recently recognized their Dolphins of the Month for November.
Students were recognized by their teachers for exhibiting respectfulness, truthfulness,
friendliness, enthusiasm and responsibility. Pictured (front-back, I-r) are Catarina
Walker, Colton Carlson, Ethan Peace, Ricky Walker, Ella Dinkins and Nathaniel Smith.
The Bradford-Union Swine
Association is having a manda-
tory meeting Monday, Jan. 9, at
7 p.m. in the Lake Butler Ele-
mentary School cafeteria. Please
bring a covered dish; meat will
The Bradford County School
Board will meet in an executive
session on Monday, Jan. 9, at 5
p.m., followed by the regular
school board meeting at 6 p.m.
Executive sessions between the
board and its attorney are not
open to the public, but school
board meetings are public.
Are you tired of food control-
ling your life? Is food a problem
for you? Do you eat when you're
not hungry? Do you go on eating
binges for no apparent reason?
Is your eightt affecting the way
you live your life?
Northeast Florida Intergroup
of Overeaters Anonymous will
begin meeting in Starke every
Monday night from 6-7 p.m. be-
ginning Jan. 9. The 12-step fel-
lowship will meet at Bradford Pet
Care Hospital, 701 E. Call St.
There are no dues, no fees, no
'weigh-ins and no diets.
Class of 1987
The Bradford High School
Class of 1987 is planning its 25th
year reunion with a cruise to
Nassau. Bahamas, May 10-13. A
planning meeting will take place
Jan. 7 from I I a.m.- p.m. at the
Western Steer Steakhouse.
For more information regard-
ing the cruise and pricing, please
refer to the class website at wwvw.
bradfordhigh87.com. Please note
a $125 deposit is due by Jan. 10
to secure your reservation.
Concerned Citizens of Brad-
ford County will register players
for the spring basketball league
on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 10
a.m to noon at the RJE gymna-
siLir on Pine Street. Cost is $25
per participant, and players must
have black gym shorts and shoes.
For more information, please call
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Katelyn Sims is pictured with the winning team of Barrett Cooper, John Cooper and
Keith Loper. Not pictured is team member Danny Wolf.
Starke Rotary Club held its annual golf tournament
fundraiser Nov. 19 at Starke Golf and Country Club.
The tournament was a success for the club, with
approximately 60 golfers and business hole sponsors
raising funds for their local and International projects,
as well as $600 for the local Cystic Fibrosis Walk started
by Starke resident Katelyn Sims. Sims is pictured above
accepting a check from Starke Rotary Club president
Jessie Myers and club Treasurer Kim Oxiey.
College scholarships are avail-
able from state, regional and na-
tional garden club organizations
for students majoring in areas
like agriculture, biology, botany,
ecology, forestry, landscape am-
chitecture, city planning, etc. For
more information, please contact
Alligator Creek Garden Club's
Judy Jull at 904-964-6673 or Pat
The Camp Blanding Rod and
Gun Club Inc. will host the sec-
ond annual Camp Blanding Char-
ity Bass Tournament on Satur-
day, March 17, with the proceeds
(minus expenses and payout) go-
ing to the Florida National Guard
Youth Academy Foundation
and the Florida National Guard
The four Camp Blanding
Lakes to be fished, Kingsley
Lake, Lowry Lake, Magnolia
Lake and Blue Pond, will be
open to the public on a first-come
basis. Entry fees are $90, with an
optional $10 Big Bass Pot. Entry
is limited to 60 total boats with a
possible $5.400 paid out to first-,
second- and third-place winnerss
on each lake and the Big Bass
Pot paid to a single winner for
the largest bass.
Weigh-in will begin at 10 a.m.
at the Camp Blanding Parade
Grounds and last though noon.
Numerous vendors, demonstra-
tions and raffle sponsorships
will also be held at the parade
grounds during and after the
weigh-in. Local businesses that
wish to set up advertising dis-
plays are welcomee to register.
Individuals \\ith boats or other
outdoor sporting equipment are
welcomee to register and display
their items as well. Donations
for raffle are sought and further
information can be obtained at
Camp Blanding is located
along Trail Ridge in North-Cen-
tral Florida bet\\ een Jacksonville
and Gaines\ ille. six miles east of
Starke on S.R. 16. Trail Ridge
%%as an ancient offshore barrier
reef \hen ocean waters flo\\ed
oer Florida. As the ocean reced-
ed the ridge remained as one of
the higher landmarks in the state.
composed of white ocean cleaned
sand. During subsequent extreme
droughts the underwater aquifers
collapsed creating small ponds
and large significantlN sized
Caren at 352-485-2666.
A free ceramics class for adults
will begin in January at the RJE
complex at 1080 N. Pine St. in
Starke. The class will take place
every Friday night at 6 p.m. For
more information, please call
904-964-2298 or email ccbc_
lakes. Most of the lakes sitting
atop Trail Ridge present white
sandy bottoms and a degree of
clarity enhancing the beauty of
their surroundings, predominate-
ly scrub terrain interrupted with
Camp Blanding's 73,000 acre
training facility is maintained by
the Florida Army National Guard
providing maneuver training ar-
eas and weapons ranges that sup-
ports the National Guard and all
other branches of the military
throughout the United States.
Almost 56,000 acres is avail-
able for wildlife management
managed by the Florida Wildlife
Commission. These areas can
be accessed by the public with
appropriate clearance for the
purpose of hunting and fishing.
The Camp Blanding Rod and
Gun Club manages smaller hunt-
ing areas inside the cantonment
.area and fringes around weapons
ranges not included in the FWC
management area. They promote
legal and ethical standards for
accessing the fish and game re-
sources and support their favor-
ite charities, the Florida National
Guard Youth Academy Foun-
dation and the Florida National
The National Guard Youth
.Academ) Foundation \as estab-
lished and operates as support
for the Florida Youth ChalleNGe
Academy The academy is locat-
ed in Camp Blanding.with the na-
tional program having academies
in 27 states and Puerto Rico. The
program's nation-wide statistics
present a 60 percent success rate
for completing high school di-
plomas or GEDs. Some compre-
MLK Jr. Day
A parade will take place before
the annual Martin Luther King
Jr. Day celebration on Monday,
Jan. 16, at 10 a.m. The parade
will begin at Shands Starke and
end at the RJE complex on Pine
Street, where breakfast will be
Everyone is free to join the pa-
rade. Lineup will begin at 9 a.m.
Contact Esther Kelly at 904-263-
2313 for more information.
Katelyn Sims with the second-place team of Bilbo Powell, Jessie Myers, Brad Bishop
and Herman Dyal.
hensive high schools have gradu-
ation rates less than 60 percent,
making the Youth Challenge
Programs some of the premier
high school/GED programs for
at-risk kids in the entire nation.
In addition to the highly success-
ful academic component of the
22-week residential program, the
Youth Challenge Programs are
also proud of their other success-
ful educational components that
include leadership, citizenship,
service, life coping, physical fit-
ness, health and job skills.
The Florida National Guard
Foundation is also a valid 501
(c) 3 organization with following
mission statement: "To provide
support to the men and women
of the Florida National Guard in
times of emergencies and deploy-
ments. To honor and assist those
Soldiers and Airmen who have
sacrificed their health and well
being for the security of our great
State and Nation. and to preserve
our rich history so the sacrifices
of our Soldiers and Airmen are
Additional information on the
Florida Youth Challenge Acad-
emy and the Florida National
Guard Foundation can be found
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Starke's Ford store a good fit for experienced Murray
BY CLIFF SM 1.i1. FY
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Ddie Murra', had pu jin j I1r
of miles, so to speak, in the
automotive industry and felt it
was time to get out to spend
more time with his family, but
Starke presented the perfect
opportunity devote time to
Murray, who lives in St.
Augustine, bought the Ford
'dealership in Starke in
November 2')00. He
previously worked for the
Scott-McRae Group and ran
two dealerships-Duval Ford
in Jacksonville and
Countryside Ford in
That meant Murray had a
full plate and not much time to
spend with his three children.
"It was very taxing running
two different stores at that
time, and they were big
stores," said Murray, who had
been in the business for
approximately 22 years at that
point. "I just thought it was
going to be in my best interest
to get out of the business and
spend some time with my kids.
"Then, when I had this
opportunity (in Starke) fall in
my lap, it seemed like the best
thing in the world for me."
Murray said his best friend
had just bought the Chevrolet
dealership in Macclenny. The
closing attorney in the
transaction was was a part
owner of the Ford dealership
in Starke. Murray learned that
the Starke store was for sale.
At first, Murray didn't think
it would be possible for him to
buy the store because of his
non-compete agreement with
his former employer, but it
turned out that agreement did
not encompass Bradford
"It was like a whirlwind,"
Murray said of the process. "In
about 120 days, I was in and
extremely happy. It was about
the same distance from my
house as Duval Ford was, and
I have resurrected, if you will,
several smaller stores in towns
that were smaller (than
Jacksonville), such as
"I was very excited that
(Starke) was a small town."
Murray had been to Starke
in the past when Clyde
Terwillegar owned the Ford
dealership. Murray visited the
dealership to buy parts for a
truck he once owned. He
remembered how busy the
dealership was at that time and
how it had more trucks than
any other Ford dealer he knew
"That's one of the things we
have really looked at here,"
Murray said. "We stock
everything, but we are mainly
a truck destination point. We
sell about a six-to-one ratio of
trucks to cars. We make sure
we stock plenty. of trucks for
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Murray Ford Superstore owner Dale Murray (right) Is pictured with General Manager Amir Asadi, who has worked
with Murray for 18 years. The two men followed the same career paths, starting out in automotive sales, and even
have the same number of children. Well, almost. Asadi and his wife are expecting their third.
Terwillegar owned the
dealership in Starke from 1958
until 1990, but it appeared that
in recent years the store was
not a popular option for those
in the community when it
came to buying vehicles.
Murray said when he bought
the store, he discovered it had
a reputation for not having
much of a selection .afd not
offering fair prices. -
"When we first uught the
store, the bulk of our
community was leaving here to
go buy their vehicles
somewhere else," Murray said.
Now, though, according to
Ford statistics, 98 percent of
local Ford owners are doing
their business at Murray Ford
"On top of that, 42 percent
of my overall business is
coming from outside markets,"
Murray said his dealership
has now surpassed Gainesville
and Alachua, in terms of retail
Working with customers to
offer vehicles at fair prices and
offering a bigger selection of
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vehicles are ony two parts of
the equation, however. Murray
said he emphasizes offering
customers a comfortable
atmosphere and making the
process of buying a vehicle as
easy as possible. If customers
at his dealership are quoted a
price, they are not pressured
into buying the vehicle in
question at that price the same
day. The price quoted-
barring any changes in Ford
incentives-is good for
whenever the customer is
ready to purchase the vehicle.
Also, the process of buying a
vehicle is streamlined so that it
is not 'a three- or four-hour
ordeal, Murray said. The goal
is to get customers in and out
as quickly as possible so as not
to. interfere with their busy
"We all do pay the same
thing for the cars," Murray
said of Ford dealerships. "The
major difference is how you're
treated as a consumer at each
of these different facilities.
Our goal and target is to make
sure we treat each customer as
if they were an honored guest
in our home."
Home, for Murray, has been
Florida for most of his life. He
i was actually born in Provo,
Utah, but moved to Florida at
the age of 3 because of his
father's job. He lived in
Jacksonville before moving to
eurray was a member of
Nease High School's first
graduating class in 1984 and
played collegiate football as a
defensive end until sustaining
an injury. He first went to
Rick's College in Rexburg,
Idaho, before transferring to
Valdosta College in Georgia.
After college, Murray got a
sales job with Coggin Suzuki,
but did not think of having a
long-term career in the auto
"At that, point, I thought I
was just going to get in, get a
little experience and go find
something I really wanted to
do," Murray said.
That job with Coggin,
though, lasted from 1987 until
1999. Murray discovered the
job was good for someone who
enjoys meeting people-as he
does-and who wants a job
that is anything but routine.
"I just enjoyed the fact you
met new people each and
every day," Murray said.
"Every set of circumstances in
which you dealt with people
was different. It was never a
Murray worked in sales until
1994 before working in
multiple management positions
during his remaining time at
Coggin and with the Scott-
McRae Group. He began
working with Scott-McRae in
"I ended up as a part owner
and president with a couple of
their different stores," Murray
said. "I opened a new facility
for them, which was Duval
Mazda in Jacksonville. We
bought a store, which was
Duval Mazda of Gainesville,
and turned it around. I was the
one who went in and turned it
around for them back in 2004.
"We won the President's
Award with Mazda in 2005."
Murray said it's personally
fulfilling to take a store that
was struggling and turn it
around-not just in terms of
sales but also in terms of
community impact. It was Tip
Graham who impressed upon
Murray the importance of a
dealership becoming a part of
the community it was located
"He really kind of made me
understand the business is
selling cars," Murray said. "He
was a real advocate of
involvement and trying to
make a difference in people's
To that end, Murray is
supportive of the community
that surrounds the Starke
dealership. In light of budget
cuts, he feels it is especially
important to support the local
"Our schools could not get
by without community support
and community involvement,"
Being a good .community
partner goes a long way in
helping a business repair its
reputation. Murray said he was
concerned about overcoming
the Starke store's previous
reputation when he bought it,
but now the store will be
recognized as the North
Florida Regional Chamber of
Commerce's Large Business
of the Year at the chamber's
upcoming annual banquet.
"We had a little job in front
of us (in Starke)," Murray said,
"but it didn't take long once
we started selling a few cars
here and there, making friends
with the local community and
showing that we were going to
support the community. Things
just started to blossom for us."
When he's not busy with the
dealership, Murray likes to
spend time with his family-
wife, Dana, and children
Savannah, 13, Austin, 11, and
Dallas, 8. He also enjoys
hunting and racing cars on dirt
tracks, but those hobbies don't
take away from family time.
"I involve my family in both
of them," Murray said.
In essence, Murray has two
families as he is close to his
employees. He knows what's
going on in their lives, knows
their children, etc. Many of
them have worked with
Murray for 15 years or more,
including General Manager
Amir Asadi, who has worked
with Murray for 18 years.
Murray said a lot of his
employees are his friends, and
he strives to take care of all of
them and ensure they are
"If they're happy, then I
know at the end of the day the
customers are going to be
really happy," Murray said.
Buying the. Ford dealership
in Starke has made Murray
happy, but he does have one
"I look back, and the only
thing I say is, 'I wish I
would've (bought) it earlier.' I
really enjoy this community,"
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set Jan. 14
A family gathering has been
planned for the descendants of
Walton C. Clemons and Maggie
Norman Clemons, John Clem-
ons, Lum Clemons, Leon Nor-
man, Buddy Norman and D.I.
The families will gather on
Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Raiford
Community Center, just off S.R.
121 in Raiford. Bring a covered
dish if you can. Doors will open
at 10 a.m., with the meal being
served at I p.m.
For more information, call
904-964-6193 or 904-838-8471.
Rebekah Kate Thompson
Christian and Erin Thompson
of Melrose announce the birth
of their daughter, Rebekah Kate
Thompson, on Dec.. 23, 2011,
Rebekah weighed eight
pounds, 13 ounces and mea-
sured 20 inches in length at
birth. She joins three siblings,
Naomi, 7, Levi, 3, and Jedidiah,
Maternal grandparents are
Ron and Jean Beasley of Key-
stone Heights. Maternal great-
grandmothers are Kate Duke 6f
Hawthorne and Margaret Beas-
ley of Ohio.
Paternal grandparents are
John Thompson of Woodstock,
Ga., and Linda Darby of Mel-
rose. Paternal great-grandpar-
ents are Norma Thompson of
Keystone Heights and Mr. and
Mrs. Truman Perry of Melrose.
A flight crew from the 1* Battalion, 1111h Aviation Regiment, made up of soldiers
from the Florida, Puerto Rico and Rhode Island National Guard, stands with the
American Flag after completing an overnight mission to provide aerial support to
the last U.S. service members to leave Iraq.
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Battalion, 111th Aviation Regiment, flies the U.S. flag over Baghdad in early
December as the unit departed Iraq for Kuwait.
on last day of war
BY SGT. 1"T CLASS
Florida Narional Guard
As the last remaining
military forces in Iraq crossed
the Iraqi border into Kuwait in
the early morning of Dec. 18.
2011, soldiers from the Florida
National Guard's 1" Battalion,
11'1 Aviation Regiment were
right there with them. Their
mission was to provide
security for the ground
convoys from the air, ensuring
all U.S. service members
exited Iraq safely.
"I am extremely proud of the
soldiers of the 1" Battalion,
111'" Aviation Regiment, and
all of our soldiers and airmen
who ha\e served in Iraq since
2003." said Maj. Gen. Emmett
R. Titshaw Jr.. the adjutant
general of Florida. "It is fitting
that since Florida Guardsmen
played a key role in the
beginning hours of this conflict
that we would also be there to
close the mission and bring our
service members back safely."
.Approximately 45 aircraft
were involved in the operation
at any given time, including
Air Force and Navy fighter
and command and control
aircraft, tankers and
Aerial Vehicles, in
the 1-11 1' aircraft
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C.R. 225, C.R. 229, C.R. 221,
C.R. 233, C.R. 18, S.R. 16,
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S.R. 231, C.R. 229, S.R. 238,
S.R. 18, C.R. 231.
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THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2012 TELEGRAPH, TIMES & MONITOR r SECTION
Starting off a new year: a look at Telegraph history
A new year is usually
brought in with a "bang," but
the start of the year may or
may not be so eventful in the
first Bradford County
Telegraph issues of the year.
It's a time of year when
people are taking vacations
and enjoying the holidays, so
things can be pretty quiet
around the county, but that
first January issue of the
Telegraph has featured some
interesting stories, such as the
impact on the community of
the US. entering World War II
or a ruptured fuel line sending
oil into Alligator Creek.
In honor of the new 2012
*year, here is a look at some of
the Telegraph stories and items
of interest in first-year issues:
Jan. 1, 1892: a quiet
Christmas, tramps, a
fatty chicken and other.
The local affairs column
contained the following items:
1. 'The Telegraph did not
miss an issue the entire last
year, and we start out next year
with the same intention."
2. "Mr. Ellis has his steam
horse at work hauling logs to
his mill. It is a novelty and is
attracting great attention."
: 3. "The young ladies will
give a leap year ball tonight at
the armory. They will no doubt
show the boys a trick or two."
4. "Mrs. F.M. Wiley reports
killing a chicken Christmas
day that had 2 inches of fat on
its back. That was a good one
5. "Christmas was a very
pleasant day. There was no
disturbance of any kind on that
day in Starke."
6. "Horseback riding is once
again becoming popular with
the ladies. There is no more
7. "The town council should
pass a law to arrest every
tramp who comes to town and
put them to work on the public
streets. There is no greater
nuisance than a tramp."
In an item of interest from
Lawtey, it was reported that,
"Mr. Grigsley has purchased a
driving outfit. The query is,
how is he going to favor his
young lady friends with a ride
in a single-seated sulky?"
Jan. 1, 1932: Fire,
cucumbers, a new soda
fountain and boxing
destroyed the old A.H. Green
farm home northwest of Starke
early Monday night. The fire
was discovered shortly after it
started, but means of fighting
the flames were lacking, and
the building was completely
'Tuesday night, 75
growers met in the courthouse
at Starke and agreed totplant
150 acres of cucumbers for
completed the installation of a
modern, new fountain
Monday, and the owners of
this popular drug store have
received many compliments on
"Sheriff Epperson and
deputies poured out a small
quantity of home brew
Monday the storm sewer
near the courthouse being
forced to carry off the highly
charged mineral water. The
only excitement was caused b9
the explosion of one of the
bottles when the cap was being
pried off by the sheriff."
'Tommy 'Kid' Beck of
Lawtey, better known as 'the
Lawtey Wildcat,' and 'Kid'
Baisden of Valdosta, Ga., will
headline the City Club's
weekly boxing show next
Monday night in Gainesville.
They are scheduled to fight 10
rounds, and it will be the first
time the pair have met.
"Baisden, one of the
cleverest of Georgia boxers,
will find in Beck a hard-
hitting, willing mixer, who will
give him plenty of real action."
Jan. 2, 1942: the impact
of war, a busy post
office and tree-lighting
"Dr. M.B. Herlong,
chairman of the Divisi6n of
Health and Housing in the
Bradford County Defense
Council, has appointed AJ.
Thomas as head of the
ambulance corps, to be ready
for any emergency in the
present war. Dr. Herlong and
Mr. Thomas are rapidly getting
their organization perfected,
which is, in part, as follows:
-There will be 12 litter
carriers, three ambulance
drivers, three nurses and three
clerks. An operating team has
already been appointed, which
consists of Dr. Litt Jennings as
chief operator and Drs. MB.
Heriong and WE. Middleton,
assistants. Dr. W.B. Parks % ill
administer the anaesthetic.
"Mrs. Mafy Lee Silverail
and Mrs. George Inman will be
the nurses for the operating
team. Nurses for the
ambulance corps are needed,
Dr. Herlong stated-graduate
nurses who are perhaps now
out of practice, married or
"Starke will rehearse for
an air raid next Monday night.
"The, first-and probably
only--local practice blackout
will begin at 9 and last for 15
'This is how you'll know to
-douse your lights in your
business or residence-the first
siren at the municipal light and
water plant will sound for 45
seconds, followed by 1'5
seconds of silence. This signal
will be repeated over a period
of five minutes.
"The all-clear signal will be
five short blasts about five
seconds each. Then you can
turn your lights back on
The story went on to issue
warnings to those who refused
to participate or those who saw
the blackout as an opportunity.
"Anyone found taking
advantage of the blacked-out
streets to engage in thievery or
other nefarious practices will
be punished to the fullest
extent of the law.
"While it is expected that
there will be 100-percent
cooperation on the part of the
people, if your lights do not go
off promptly after the warning
signal is given, do not be
surprised if someone gives a
loud knock on your door and
demands that lights be turned
business was still far ahead of
that experienced in the pre-
Blanding era, Starke merchants
all agree that it was adversely
affected by the recent
declaration of war and the
consequent restrictions placed
on soldiers coming to town.
Whereas Call Street was a
seething mass of khaki during
the Christmas shopping period
in 1940, there was only a
liberal smattering of soldiers
among the throngs of shoppers
"One drug store reported
that sales had dropped 25
percent since the declaration of
war, and figures at another
showed that Christmas week
sales were off one-fourth from
the same week last year."
"Without referring to
official figures, Postmaster
Fred F. Stump stated
Wednesday that last month
was the best month in the
history of the Starke Post
Office. Business in December
1941 was at least 25 percent
greater than was December
1940 and at least 1,000 percent
better than the same period in
1939, he said.
"During the Christmas. ,ush,
seven additional clerks were
employed in the Starke office.
They were-Bill Long, Everett
McKinney, Hugh Ingram,
Lester Sponholtz and Mrs. Ida
Lula Davis of Starke, and L.C.
Smith of Graham."
"Prize winners in the
annual outdoor Christmas tree-
lighting contest, sponsored by
the Woman's Club, the Rotary
Club and the American
Legion, were announced
yesterday as follows-first,
Mrs. CA. Knight, $5, and
second, Mrs. AZ. Adkins, $3.
"Five prizes of $1 each were
awarded to the following-
Mrs. R.F. Demorest, Mrs. C.H.
Nasworthy, Mrs. WA. Stern,
Mrs. A.O. Andreu and Mrs.
"Two prizes of $1 each for
entrance decorations were
awarded to Mrs. R.A. Green
and Mrs. K.G. Duncan."
The story also noted that 'the
city of Starke, the Woman's
Club and Dr. M.B. Herlong
received honorable mention
and commendation for
"beautiful and spectacular
Jan. 4, 1952:
strawberries, the need
for a hospital and local
celeb Judy Canova
strawberries are ripening fast
under the warm January sun,
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KHHS volleyball players earn awards at team banquet
Putting an official end to a 24-4 season, the Keystone Heights High School volleyball program held its award
banquet. Pictured above (I-r) are: Tara Shobris, Most Improved, Taylor Semione, Most Improved (career), Chelsea
Harvin, MVP and Scholar Athlete, Meghan Zinkel, Offense Award, and Madyson Maxwell, Defense Award.
The second annual Miss
Bradford Fest-an event of
Santa Fe College Boots 'n'
BBQ-will be held Feb. I1,
2012, at 7 p.m. in the Bradford
High School auditorium.
Contestants will compete in
the following categories:
western wear, talent (optional),
party dress, evening wear,
photogenic and on-stage
The pageant is open to the
following age divisions: 4-6
SLittle Miss, 7-9, Petite Miss,
10-12 Junior Miss, 13-17 Teen
Miss and 18-21 Miss.
The entry fee is $75. A
portion of the event's proceeds
go toward funding Santa Fe
College scholarships for
Bradford County students.
You may obtain an entry
form by email by sending a
request to thorn99@
embarqmail.com. The deadline
to enter is Jan. 11, 2012.
For more information,
please call Lisa Tatum at 904-
769-1748 or Brenda Thornton
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2012 is here, like it or not
The past year was not kind to residents
of the tri-countv area. The economy kicked
our butts and continues to do so. Jobs are
impossible to find for unskilled, untrained
people. Short-term turnaround is not on the
What are our choices? If )ou are un-
trained, get trained. We have wonderful
assets in Santa Fe College and the Brad-
ford-Union Area Career Technical Center.
Enrollment andjob counseling are available
at both campuses. If you need remediation
(help in math, science, etc.), both schools
have it available. Please be aware age is not
a handicap. Both young and older students
are trainable for a variety of jobs.
Economic development becomes essen-
tial. Always in the past, private enterprise
was responsible for most of the economic
development. Howe' er, government has
been a partner in this effort for years. The
state of Florida taxes dog ,.lo horse racing
tracks and shares the proceeds from that
tax with each county in the state. The funds
are earmarked specifically for economic
I can't see much evidence of the results
from these funds in Bradford or Union
counties. Gov. Rick Scott made a campaign
promise of creating jobs. Why wouldn't it
be feasible for the commissioners in our
local counties to have a goal of economic
It appears to me that public officials are
out of touch with the people who voted for
them. Their primary function is to keep the
tax rolls high, i.e. cheat taxpayers by charg-
ing a higher assessment than the market
There are 67 counties in this state that
must face the same circumstances and have
done it well-Clay County, for example.
The department of revenue does not set the
taxable values in Bradford or Union coun-
ties. The county property appraiser does-
and the commissioners approve it. If any-
one tells you different, they are LYING.
So, are county and city governments go-
ing to be part of the answer or part of es-
calating the crises being faced by residents
This year, 2012, would be a good time
to have an evaluation of how to help create
jobs in our area. Why not have a meeting
and see if it would be possible to use race-
track funds to hire someone who would
find a way to create jobs that would be suit-
able for our taxpayers?
Florida's economy will improve over
time. The question is, will the tri-county
area be a part of it?
John Miller, Publisher
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The Bradford Food Pantry
had a great year of use in 2011.
More than 60 percent of the
county (by sheer numbers).takes,
advantage of the emergency
source of food available to them.
In addition, the holidays (No-
vember-December) saw some
550-plus families receiving tur-
keys and other amenities.
In aggregate, more than
20,000 people were fed in some
way through the pantry mission.
This happens because the
need is there and the community
responds to the need. More than
42,000 pounds of canned/boxed
foods were donated by churches,
businesses, individuals and other
agencies of the county. Donated
funds were also a major source
of needed substance to feed the
more food-deprived. Most grati-
fying to the volunteer workers
was the amount and quality of
field substance donated, such as
cabbage, green beans, citrus
fruit, watermelons, cantaloupes,
and more. Our affiliation with
The Children's Table is a tre-
mendous benefit to this effort.
Writing for the many volun-
teers and the- thousands of hours
put in per year, we thank each of
you for doing your part toward
the vision of the pantry. We
especially wish to thank church
leadership and congregations,
leadership of the county/city,
service organizations, Walmart,
and other businesses who
strongly supported our efforts.
A special mention goes to those
who are actively involved in our
fundraisers and volunteerism. It
is through your active participa-
tion that anything and every-
thing gets accomplished. We
look forward to another mean-
ingful, helpful and caring 2012!
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BY RAMONA Pr. fRY
Special to the Telegraph-
As I drive past our schools.
while stuck in traffic waiting
on the bus to unload or in
restaurants and local retail
stores, I am flabbergasted and
amazed by the children's.
teens' and parents' ideas of
acceptable attire. Since when
is it appropriate to walk around
with your underwear on
Young men with their pants
below their buttocks, with one
hand having to hold them up.
Young girls with pants and
shirts two sizes too small and
the pants cut below the pelvic
bones so that their underwear
is on display. Standing next to
their parent, who is-in some
cases-dressed the same way.
In this day and age with rape
and child molestation, you
would think that parents would
demand more conservative
dress instead of putting their
children on display for all to
view as a sexual beings. These
are the same parents that do
not understand why their
teenage daughter comes home
pregnant, their son needs to get
a job to support his child or
why their child, heaven forbid,
has AIDS, HIV or any of the
numerous sexually transmitted
diseases running rampant in
our community and around the
There were names used for
young girls who were thought
to be sexually active or who
dressed in provocative
manners when I was growing
up. I am not saying it wvas
appropriate or right to use
those terms. However, how is
it now acceptable to dress in
what is- ,considered current
I have heard from parents on
both sides of this. 1. for one.
am on the conservative side. 1
do not wish for my children to
be viewed as sexual figures. I
want my children to establish
their worth from things other
than being rated or judged by
how provocatively they cah
dress or how much skin they
can show. 1 want them to value
themselves and their bodies, to
realize that to be beautiful they
do not have to be on display
and to value the form of a
relationship based off of more
than looks. (For those of you
out there thinking that this
author is ugly, I don't think so.
I am of average build and
weight, and I have no moles
growing off of my nose.)
Parents I have spoken with
who allow this mode of dress
have different defenses for it.
Some of them are: It's the only
thing they will wear, they pitch
a fit when I buy anything else,
everyone else is wearing the
same thing and we can't find
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Here is the best rebuttal,
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When I used to say, "Everyone
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everyone else was jumping off
of the Golden Gate Bridge.
would you do it?"
You can purchase proper.
fashionable clothes for boys by
buying pants that fit, meaning
they are meant to be worn
above the buttocks and
shouldn't slide down past the
hips. For girls, buy larger
sizes-ones that don't cut off
the circulation from the waist
down-and tops that actually
fit and allow for the ability to
breathe. Most stores carry
Maybe in teaching our
children to respect their bodies
and the privacy that should
accompany them, we can
begin to change the moral fiber
of our community, lessen
sexually transmitted diseases
and teen pregnancy, and
improve the overall well being
and esteem of our youth.
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2012 TELEGRAPH, TIMES & MONITOR B SECTION 51
3 caught with
BY DAN HILDEBRAN
Two Hampton women and a
man from Melrose were
arrested Christmas night after a
Starke police officer caught
one of them smoking
marijuana in the back of the
Edwards Road athletic
. Kaitlin V. Davis, 19,
Jennifer Rose Ford, 20, and
Steven Kennedy, 22, were all
charged with possession of
marijuana. Ford was also
charged with possession of
Starke officer A. Guirate
wrote in a report that while
performing a routine property
check, he saw a suspicious
vehicle parked in the back of
the complex just after 9:30.
He wrote that when he walked
up to the vehicle, he detected a
marijuana odor and saw Davis
in the back seat smoking what
appeared to be a marijuana
cigarette. Ford and Kennedy
were seated in the front seat of
During a search of the
vehicle, the officer found one
small marijuana cigarette in
the back seat, a glass pipe in
the center console, and two
packs of rolling papers in
Guirate wrote that both Ford
and Kennedy admitted they
were aware Davis was
smoking the drug, and Ford
added that before the officer
showed up, she planned to join
The lawman wrote that even
though he found no drugs on
Kennedy, he still arrested the
22-year-old based on
sex with :
BY DAN HILDEBRAN
A former vocational
employee instructor for
Institution was arrested Dec.
26 after a correctional officer
allegedly caught the instructor
having sex with an inmate.
Lucinda Marie Martin, 36,
of Keystone Heights was
charged with sexual
misconduct by a DOC
employee. Bond was set at
According to a report by
DOC's inspector general's
office, the officer walked in on
Martin and the inmate Nov. 7,
while they were in a dry
storage room in the facility's
food service building.
According to the report, both
the inmate and Martin
admitted to the act. Both
denied they were involved in a
romantic relationship and said
the physical encounter "just
Sexual misconduct by a
DOC employee is a third-
degree felony and carries a
maximum sentence of five
)ears in prison.
The Department of
Corrections fired Martin Nov.
BY DAN HILDEBRAN
Starke police arrested three
brothers Dec. 27 after the trio
allegedly beat up the man who
attacked their sister.
Merriweather, 22, Jeremiah
Lee Merriweather, 21, and
Kenneth Arnnet Merriweather,
24, were all charged with
aggravated battery. Bond was
set for all three at $10,000.
According to the victim,
Eric Jones, the Merriweathers
assaulted him, leaving him
with a swollen eye and other
facial injuries. Jones told
police the brothers turned on
his pregnant daughter when
she tried to stop the attack,
shoving her to the ground and
kicking her in the stomach.
Officer Chad Howell wrote
in a report that he located the
brothers in a car not for from
the crime scene. Howell wrote
that in separate interviews all
three brothers claimed Jones
had earlier assaulted their
sister by pushing her to the
ground and punching her in the
back. They added that after
learning of the attack, they
went to Jones' home to
confront thewman. Two of the
brothers claimed Jones
responded by threatening them
with a .22 caliber rifle.
- According to Howell, Amos
Merriweather adittfed striking
Jones. He told the officer he
didn't know if his brothers also
hit the man.
In addition to arresting the
Merriweathers. Howell wrote
that he was completing a
sworn complaint against Jones
for batter, and aggravated
assault charges and was
forwarding the complaint to
the State Attorney's Office.
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BY DAN HILDEBRAN
A Union County deputy-on
Dec. 28-pursued a suspected
drug dealer in a high-speed
chase and on foot, and also re-
covered over 164 grams of mari-
Deputy John Henry White-
head arrested James Earl Peace,
23, of Lake Butler for distribu-
tion of marijuana, resisting an
officer without violence, driving
with a suspended license, pos-
session of over 20 grams of
marijuana, possession of narcot-
ics equipment, fleeing and at-
tempting to elude and keeping a
vehicle for drug distribution.
Bond was set at $35,000.
According to a Union County
Sheriff's Office report, White-
head spotted Peace around 8:20
at the intersection of Southwest
Ninth Avenue and S.R. 121. The
deputy wrote that he personally
knew the'23-year-old and was
also aware his driver's license
had been suspended.
According to Whitehead,
when he pulled behind the sus-
pect and activated his emer-
gency lights, Peace took off,
reaching 70 mph -in a 20 mph
speed zone. The lawman added
that the driver traversed speed
bumps at the high velocity and
ran a stop sign before abandon-
ing his vehicle behind the
Church of God on Southwest
Third Street and fleeing on foot.
Whitehead wrote he lost sight
of the suspect and established a
perimeter and requested a canine
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head found in the suspect's car
134 empt\. plastic bags. which
he wrote. is common\ used to
With the help of the DOC dog
and RMC officers Bobb\ Ad-
ams and Audie Shuler. the dep-
uty found, about 100 Nards from
the suspect's car, 19 bags con-
taining cannabis. ranging in
mass from 2.8 grams to 35
grams. However the officers did
not find the suspect.
Whitehead wrote that he then
drove to Peace's home in the
Hidden Oaks Trailer Park.
While there, the suspect ap-
peared in a silver vehicle, and
told Whitehead he had heard
officers were looking for him.
When the deputy recounted to
Peace his pursuit of the fleeing
suspect, Peace claimed he had
been with his mother the entire
The deputy wrote that Peace's
mother told him the suspect had
been with her the majority of the
evening but could not provide a
Whitehead added that a civil-
ian riding in his patrol vehicle at
the time of the chase also identi-
fied Peace as the man that fled
from the deputy.
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Union County deputies, Dec.
31, arrested a suspect for an
armed robbery that occurred
the previous night at Lake
Butler's Hungry Howie's
Brence T. Stewart, 35, was
charged with armed robbery,
grand theft, and felony battery.
According to a sheriffs
office statement, around 11:20
Friday night, Stewart
ambushed a clerk with a knife
at the eater) and forced him
into the back of the business
where the assailant forced
another clerk to hand over cash
out of a drawer. The suspect
then fled on foot.
A Department of
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to track the suspect but
deputies could not locate the
man. Investigators believe he
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"Buck" Bucklc.. 81, of Keystone
Heights formerly of Starke, died
Dec. 29, 2011 at Haven Hospice.
Roberts Care Center in Palatka fol-
lowing an extended illness. Mr.
Buckley was born April 7, 1930 in
Ro)cc, 'leas to the late Burtis and
Opal Thurman Buckley. He retired
ffom the United States Navy and
later from the Department of Cor-
rections. He was a longtime member
of First Baptist Church of Starke.
He was preceded in death by his
sister Kathrine Hamlin.
Survivors are: his wife of 60
years, Grace Crews Buckley of
Keystone Heights; daughters, Mar-
tha Buckley (Stan) Boyette of
Starke and Linda Buckley Waters of
Keystone Heights; sister, Eva
Chenoweth of Grand Prairie, Texas;
five grandchildren and four great
Funeral services were held Jan. 2
in the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel with
the Rev. Ben Bryant officiating.
Interment followed in Long Branch
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contri-
butions may be made to Haven
Hospice, 6400 St. Johns Ave.,
Palatka, FL 32177. Arrangements
are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral
Home of Starke. On-line condo-
lences may be left at
Clifford "Ray" Hewitt, 78, of Jack-
sonville died Dec. 29, 2011 at St.
Vincent's Medical Center. Mr.
Hewitt was born in Pavo, Ga. to the
late Perry A. and Maddie L. Carter
Hewitt. He lived in Lake Butler and
Clearwater before moving to Jack-
sonville in 1973 where he was a
purchaser in the meat department of
Publix Super Markets.
He is survived by: his wife, Paul-
ine Dupree of Jacksonville; children
Mitzy A. (Michael)' Robinson of
West Palm Beach, Cliff Hewitt of
Valdosta, Ga. and Thomas A.
Hewitt of Sanford; brothers Randall
Hewitt of Apopka and Bobby R.
(Virginia) Hewitt of Dublin, Ga.;
sit grandchildren and six great
Funeral services were held Jan. 3
at the New Hope Baptist Temple of
Jacksonville with Pastor Charles
Boldt officiating. Burial followed at
Riverside Cemetery in Jacksonville.
Archer Funeral Home of Lake But-
ler is in charge of the arrangements.
It Is often easier to
become outraged by
Injustice half a world
away than by oppression
and discrimination half a
block from home.
-Carl T. Rowan
The time is always right
to do what is right.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
STARKE- Jerral Lee Johnson,
61, of Starke passed away Dec. 29,
2011 at Shands at the University of
Florida. He was born in Jackson-
ville on Nov. 8, 1950 to the late
Herschel Johnson and Ruby Lee
Thompson Dawkins. Jerral has
been a resident of Starke since 1978
after moving from Jacksonville. He
was a member of Sampson City
Church of God and retired after
many years as a firefighter and par-
amedic. Jerral enjoyed hunting,
fishing, working in his garage, and
most of all spending time with his
family. He was preceded in death
by ,his parents and his stepfather,
Willis Lee Dawkins.
He is survived by: his loving wife
of 41 years, Brenda Joyce Johnson
of Starke; his children, Kimberly
Ann (Jeffery Michael) Johnson of
Jacksonville and Gregory Michael
Johnson of Lawtey; his brother,
Wilbur (Mary Alice) Johnson of
Fernandina Beach; his stepbrother,
Lee (Yvonne) Dawkins of Jackson-
ville; his stepsister, Joann (Lamar)
Pierce of Orange Park; and his
granddaughters, Abbigail and Madi-
Funeral services were held Jan. 2
at the Sampson City Church of God
with the Revs. Gene Bass and Alton
Coleman officiating.' Interment
followed at Crosby Lake Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the care
and direction of Archie Tanner Fu-
neral Services of Starke.
Moloney, 85, of Gainesville passed
away Dec. 30, 2011 at Shands
Starke. She was born Aug. 21, 1926
in Brooker to Frank W. and Lomie
G. Thomas Reynolds. Juanita re-
tired from Bank of America and was
a member of Oak Park Baptist
Church. She loved her church,
working at the farm, going to the
lake and spending time with her
family, especially her grandchildren
and great grandchildren.
She is survived by: her husband,
Charles D. Moloney Sr. of Gaines-
ville; sons Larry (Annie) Harrison
of Valdosta, Ga. and Lamar (Debra)
Harrison of Starke; stepson Charles
D. Moloney Jr. of Port Richey; sis-
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dren and nine great grandchildren.
Funeral senrices were held Jan 3
at Oak Park Baptist Church with the
Re,. Danny AAustn officiating. In-
terment followed in Memonal Park
East Arrangements were under the
care of uWilhams-Thomas Funeral
Home of Gaines% illc.
Charles "Charlie" Jasper Moore 84.
of Keystone Heights passed asay, at
his home on Jan. 1. 2012. Mr.
Moore was born in Jesup. Ga. on
Dec. 2, 1927 to the late William M.
and Martha (Kight; Moore. He was
a retired truck driver and had also
served in the National Guard. He
was preceded in death by his wife
Marjorie in January 2011.
Survivors are: his sons, Richard
(Connie) Moore of Atlanta, Ga..
Billy Rodgers and Charles A. (Pam-
ela) Moore all of Jacksonville; a
brother, Douglas Moore of Colora-
do; five grandchildren, and six great
The family will receive friends in
the Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home
Chapel on Thursday, Jan. 5, from 5-
7 p.m. Funeral services for Mr.
Moore will be held Friday, Jan. 6, at
II a.m. in the First Baptist Church
of Keystone Heights with Pastor
Jim Prose and the Rev. Ron Penrod
officiating. Burial will follow at the
Keystone Heights Cemetery. In lieu
of flowers, the family is asking that
contributions be made to the First
Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O.
Box 1517, Keystone Heights, FL
32656. Arrangements are under the
care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral
Home in Keystone Heights.
LAKE BUTLER-William E.
"Red" Rainey, 62, of Lake Butler
died Dec. 28, 2011 at his home after
an extended illness. Mr. Rainey was
born Sept. 19, 1949 in Muskogee,
Okla. to the late William H. Rainey
and Violet G. Hayes. He lived most
of his life in Lake Butler and was a
heavy equipment operator for the
University of Florida until his re-
tirement in 2005.
Mr. R.uney is surnied by:, hi.
wife, Joalice'C."nied'RfRini'bf Lake
Butler; children, Elizabeth Rainey
of Brooker and Joseph Rainey of
Orlando; sisters, Joyce (Jimmy)
Alvarez of Starke, Mary (Donald)
Loy of Avon Park and Linda (Bill)
Perdue of Olustee; brothers: Gerald
"Buddy" (Debra) Rainey of Phoe-
nix, Az., Wayne (Sharon) Rainey of
Starke, and Allen (Terry) Rainey of
There are no funeral services
scheduled at this time. Burial will
be at a later date. Archer Funeral
Home of Lake Butler is in charge of
Virginia McDonald Roberson, 95,
of Keystone Heights passed away at
her home Dec. 28, 2011. She was
bom on Jan. 31. 1916 in Ray Ci!t.
Ga. to the late Lace> and Came
Laneford MIcDonad sMable
graduated from \aldosta High
School. Valdosta. Ga. in 1932 and
also graduated from business school
in Jackson ille.
In September 1936 she became
the beloved wife of John F. iFredi
Roberson in Ra\ City. Ga During
their earl. years together. Mable
worked as a clerk. bookkeeper and
accountant for several businesses in
Jacksonille. The majority of her
life energy was given to being a
losing wife and a nurtunng. loving
mother to four children. 14 grand-
children, and 21 great grandchil-
She and Fred had over 74 won-
derful, loving years together. Mable
lived all over the world with her
husband, a United States Air Force
officer. The time they spent in Ja-
pan, Alaska and Germany were
among her favorite memories.
Mable was a devoted daughter,
sister, wife and mother. She enjoyed
waterskiing, traveling, cooking,
gardening, and hosting family gath-
erings at the lake. Her compassion-
ate caring for others included her ill
mother for 14 years and tenderly
caring for her cherished husband.
She was cheerfully generous with
her time, energy and resources.
She and her husband provided fi-
nancial support to innumerable
Christian missions and charitable
programs. She worked as a volun-
teer at a children's orphanage in
Japan and the Lake Area Ministries.
Keystone Heights. Her faith in the
Lord was total and unwavering. Her
desire that all come to a saving faith
in the Lord, Jesus Christ was her
highest priority. She was a faithful
and active member of the Faith
Presbyterian Church of Melrose.
Col. Roberson had preceded her
in death in March 2011. She is sur-
vived by her four children; John F.
Roberson Jr. of Middleboro, Mass.,
Virginia Jane Quine of Puyallup,
Wash., Carol Ann Seiders of War-
wick, R.I. and Jeffery Lee Roberson
of New Market, Md. She also leaves
behind her brother; Billie McDonald
of Ray City, Ga., 14 grandchildren,
21 great grandchildren, numerous
loving nieces, nephews, and cous-
We, her children, do arise and
call her blessed. -
"'Many womren.dp noble things,
but you surpass them all. Charm is
deceptive, and beauty is fleeting,
but a woman who fears the Lord is
to be praised."
"Mother, we rejoice with you,
because we know that to be absent
from the body is to be present with
Funeral services for Mrs. Rob-
erson will be held Saturday, Jan. 7,
in the Faith Presbyterian Church,
2738 SE S.R. 21, Melrose, FL
32666 with viewing beginning at
9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at
the Keystone Heights Cemetery.
There will be a memorial luncheon
which everyone is invited to in the
fellowship hall at the Faith Presby-
terian Church following the grave-
In lieu of flowers the family is
requesting that contributions be
made to Haven Hospice, 6400 St.
Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177.
Arrangements are under the care of
.Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of
Oscar Sehulster, 74, of Keystone
Heights died Dec. 25, 2011 at his
He is survived by: his wife, Mary
Leigh Sehulster; children, Linda
Coiro, Pam Budryls, Christy Low-
man, Angela Wall and Joe Sehulster
Jr.; 12 grandchildren and one great
Memorial services will be held at
3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. at Friend-
ship Bible Church, Keystone
Heights. Father Jim McCaslin. F,-
ther Carter McCain, Father Alex
Farmer and Father Larry O'Connell
will officiate. In lieu of flowers
donations may be made to Immanu-
el Anglican Church, P.O. Box 2012.
Keystone Heights. FL 32656. Ar-
raneements are under the care of
Monng Funeral Home. Melrose.
MELROSE-Charles "Da\ d"
\Hest. 62. of .Melrose. passed aa\y
Dec 31. 2011 at the \VA. Hospital
in Ganessille. Daidd was born on
Dec. 23, 1949 to the late Edward D.
and Jew el Anderson West of Du\al
Counl\. Dai\d graduated from Or-
ange Park High School in 1968 and
scored in the U.S. Army during the
Vietnam War. In recent years, he
donated his time and efforts in es-
tablishing the Vietnam War Memo-
nal at Camp Blanding. He was pre-
deceased by his sister Doris Jean
He is survived by; his five broth-
ers. Albert of Green Cove Springs,
Wallace of Melrose, Michael of
Orange Park. Johnny (Linda) of
Keystone Heights and James (Mary
Jane) of Mardela Springs, Md.; two
sisters, Patricia West of Keystone
Heights and Shirley Gotsch of Im-
perial, Mo.; cousin Leon Haselwood
of Middleburg and many nieces and
nephews. He will greatly missed.
Memorial services will be held at
3 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10. at the
Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home in
Keystone Heights with Pastor James
Peoples officiating. Burial of cre-
mains will be on Wednesday, Jan.
II at I p.m. at the Jacksonville Na-
tional Cemetery. In lieu of flowers
contributions may be made to Palla-
tive Care at the Malcom Randall
V.A. Hospital. 1601 SW Archer Rd,
Gainesville, FL. 32608 or the
Wounded Warrior Project at
rangements are by Jones-Gallagher
Funeral Home of Keystone Heights.
Wexler, 32, of Starke, passed away
Jan. I, 2012 at Shands at the Uni-
versity of Florida. She was born in
Jacksonville on Nov. 19, 1979. Tif-
fany was a member of Sampson
City Church of God. She was a
loving and dedicated mother and
she loved her family dearly. Tiffa-
ny was preceded in death by her
uncles, Ricky and Jimmy Fowler.
She is survived by: her parents,
Robert Fowler and Bobbi Gunn of
Geisman, La.; her husband, Jeremi-
ah Wexler of Starke; her children,
Haileigh Marie Wexler and Karson
Reid Hillard both of Starke; her
stepchildren, Dillon Hillard, James
Todd Hillard, Harleigh Hillard, and
Dakota Hillard; her brothers, Derick
Gunn, Jason Fowler, Ryan Fowler,
and Robert Fowler; her sister, Nina
Fowler; and her companion, Todd
Funeral services will be held on
Thursday, Jan. 5, at I1 a.m. at the
Sampson City Church of God with
the Rev. Gene Bass officiating.
Interment will follow at Dedan
Cemetery. The family will receive
friends on Thursday from 10-11
a.m. at the church. Arrangements
are under the care and direction of
Archie Tanner Funeral Home of
Charles "Chuck" G. Willis Jr. 76, of
Keystone Heights passed away un-
expectedly Jan. 1,2012. Mr. Willis
was born on Oct. 3, 1935 in Colum-
bus. Ga. to the late Charles Grady
and Jewel (Knight) Willis Sr. He
was the owner and operator of Wil-
lis Realty in Keystone Heights and
had been a real estate broker for
over 40 years. He retired from the
Air Force as a master sergeant in
1977. Prior to moving to Keystone
Heights in 1990, Mr. Willis was a
resident of Satellite Beach where he
was also the former president of the
After moving to 'Keystone
Heights be became a member of
Trinity Baptist Church where he
was also a Sunday school teacher,
and active with the Timothy Sunday
school class. He had also been a
past president for the Keystone
Heights Rotary Club, Deacon at
Paran Baptist Church, member of
the American Legion, Moose
Lodge, and was active as a Gideon
and Guardian ad-litem. Mr. Willis
was an avid fisherman and golfer
but most of all he was a man of
God, putting God, his wife, and
Survivors are: his wife of 53
years, Kitty Willis of Keystone
Heights and their children, Michael
(Inez) Willis of Jensen Beach, Brian
Willis of Keystone Heights and
Natalie Willis (Mike) Derrick of
'Indialantic. He is also survived by:
'his sisters, Gingedr'(Dlnald) Hunt of
Goldsboro, N.C., Bobbi (Fred)
Johnson of Keystone Heights; and
Susan Hutchinson and fianed James
Crook of Tampa. He also leaves
behind his five loving grandchil-
dren: Cherish, Ciara, Trent and
Jacob Willis, and Megan Derrick.
The family will receive friends
on Thursday, Jan. 5, from 5-7 p.m.
at Trinity Baptist Church. Funeral
services will be held on Friday,
January 6, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the
Trinity Baptist Church with Pastor
James Peoples and Pastor Scott
Sta'nland officiating. Burial will be
in the family cemetery in Sylvester,
Ga. at a later date. In lieu of flow-
ers the family is requesting that
contributions be made to the Trinity
Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O.
Box 1099, Keystone Heights, FL
32656 or the Rotary Foundation,
14280 Collections Center Dr. Chi-
cago, IL 60693. Arrangements are
under the care of Jones-Gallagher
Funeral Home of Keystone Heights.
Each time a man stands
up for an Ideal, or acts to
improve the lot of others,
or strikes out against
injustice; he sends forth a
tiny ripple of hope..: and
crossing each other from
a million different centers
of energy and daring
those ripples build a
current that can sweep
down the mightiest walls
of oppression and
-Robert F. Kennedy
620 East Nona Street a Corner of SR 100 Starke
340 E. Walker Drive SR 100 m Keystone Heights
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2012 TELEGRAPH, TIMES & MONITOR B SECTION /B
Clay or Union
The following individuals
were arrested recently by local
law enforcement officers in
Bradford, Union or Clay
(Keystone Heights area)
Lynn Cravey Belote, 54, of
Keystone Heights, -* was
arrested Dec. 31 by Bradford
County Sheriffs Office
(BCSO) deputies for
possession of narcotics
equipment, resisting an officer,
and possession of cocaine.
Bond was set at $8,500 and
she remained in jail as of press
Clarence Bivins, 47, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Jan. I by Clay County
Sheriffs Office (CCSO)
deputies for possession of less
than 20 grams of cannabis
Jesse Barbour, 43, of
Lawtey was arrested by CCSO
deputies on Jan. I for DUI.
Willie James Clark, 65, of
Lawtey was arrested on Dec.
31 by BCSO deputies for
possession of narcotics, DUI
and driving with a suspended
license. Bond was set at
$35,000 and he was released
on Dec. 31.
Timothy James Crawford,
24, of Starke was arrested by
BCSO deputies on Dec. 27 for
failure to appear. Bond was
set at $4,000 and he remained
in jail as of press time.
William Vasco Forsyth, 73,
of Starke was arrested on Dec.
30 by BCSO deputies for DUI.
He was released Dec. 31.
Gregory Fieseler, 33, of
Melrose was arrested Dec. 31
by CCSO deputies for
possession of drug
. .. ..... ......
SRyan.tFitz, 35; of Keystone
Heights was arrested Dec. 29
by CCSO deputies on a
Ernest Fowler, 43, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Dec. 30 by CCSO deputies for
failure to appear.
Marion Fowler, 46, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Dec. 30 by CCSO deputies for
contempt of court.
Kady Leigh Freemin, 19, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Dec. 27 by BSCO deputies for
dealing in stolen property.
Bond was set at $10,000, and
she remained in jail as of press
Shawn Michael Gibson, 28,
of Starke, was arrested Jan. 2
by Union County Sheriffs
Office (UCSO) deputies for
attempted armed robbery,
possession of a firearm by a
convicted felon, and
conspiracy to commit armed
Hellen Roxanne Griffis, 36,
of Raiford was arrested Dec.
27 by BCSO deputies for a
felony probation violation. She
remained in jail as of press
Craig Everett Home, 45, of
Starke was arrested Jan. I by
BCSO deputies for battery. He
was released on Jan. 3.
Hyman, 24, of Lake City was
arrested Dec. 30 by BCSO
deputies for a misdemeanor
probation violation. She
remained in jail as of press
Valarie Louise Jackson, 23,
of Hampton was arrested Dec.
31 by Hampton Police
Department officers for
disorderly conduct and battery.
She was released Jan. 1.
Christopher Johnson, 23, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Dec. 27 by CCSO deputies for
grand theft, grand theft of a
firearm and resisting arrest.
Jonathan William Kirk, 37,
of Starke was arrested Dec. 28
by BCSO deputies for battery.
He remained in jail as of press
Terry Eugene McBride, 23,
of Starke was arrested Dec. 27
by BCSO deputies on'three
counts of dealing in stolen
property, two counts of
burglary and two counts of
larceny. Bond was set at
$66,000 and he remained in
jail as of press time.
Takiesha N. McCutchen, 28,
of Starke was arrested on Dec.
29 by BCSO deputies on a
felony probation violation.
She remained injail as of press
Angela Mercer, 31 of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Jan. 2 by CCSO deputies for
possession of less than 20
grams of cannabis.
Merriweather, 22, of Starke
was arrestdLDec. 27 by Starke
Police Department (SPD)
officers for aggravated battery.
Boia was set at $10,000 and
he Was released on Dec. 28.
Jeremiah Lee Merriweather,
21, of Starke was arrested Dec.
27 by SPD officers for
aggravated battery. Bond was
set at $10,000 and he was
released on Dec. 28.
Merriweather, 24, of Starke
was arrested Dec. 27 by SPD
officers for aggravated battery.
Bond was. set at $10,000 and
he was released Dec. 28.
Wendy'McMaster, 45, of
Middleburg was arrested Dec.
27 by BCSO deputies for a
violation. She remained in jail
as of press time.
Jeron Parks, 28, of Starke
was arrested Dec. 27 by BCSO
deputies for possession of
marijuana. Bond was set at
$15,000 and he was released
James Earl Peace, 23, of
Lake Butler was arrested by
UCSO deputies on Dec. 30 for
distribution of marijuana,
resisting an officer without
violence, driving with a
suspended license, possession
of over 20 grams of marijuana,
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vehicle for drug
Glenna Gay Rishforth, 51,
of Starke was arrested Dec. 30
by SPD officers for larceny.
Bond was set at $15,000 and
she remained in jail as of press
John W. Smith, 26, of Lake
Butler was arrested by UCSO
deputies for attempted armed
robbery and conspiracy to
commit armed robbery.
John Martin Spaulding, 20,
of Starke was arrested Dec. 30
by BCSO deputies for a
violation. He remained in jail
as of press time.
Brence T. Stewart, 35, of
Lake Butler was charged with
armed robbery, grand theft,
and felony battery.
Christina Deanna Urolia, 34,
was arrested Dec. 29 by SPD
officers for possession of
cocaine and possession of
narcotics equipment. Bond
was set at $16,000 and she
remained in jail as of press
Ashley Michelle Whaley,
26, of Jacksonville was
arrested Dec. 27 by BCSO
deputies for failure to appear.
She was released Jan. 3.
Kevin Douglas Wright, 31,
of Starke was arrested Dec. 31
by SPD officers for resisting
an officer, possession of
marijuana, possession of
narcotics equipment and
fleeing and eluding. Bond was
set at $50,000 and he remained
in jail as of press time.
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The all-star game will
feature players from
Bradford, Keystone and
BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Regional News/Sports Editor
Bradford High School head
football coach Derek
Chipoletti will serve as one of
the head coaches in the third
annual Florida/Georgia Border
Wars High School All-Star
Football Game, which will be
played Saturday, Jan. 21, at
Valdosta (Ga.) High School.
"It's an honor to be asked to
do it," Chipoletti said.
Chipoletti coached as an
assistant in the first game in
2010, when Columbia County
head coach Craig Howard-
who was then the head coach
at Nease-was the Florida
team's head coach. He met
former Gainesville head coach
Ryan Smith at the game and
became good friends with him.
Smith was Team Florida's
head coach last year and asked
Chipoletti to again serve as an
The game organizer asked
Chipoletti after last year's
game to be Florida's head
coach this year.
"I was kind of surprised. I'm
not the most seasoned guy,"
Chipoletti said, referring to the
fact he had only two years of
head coaching experience at
Chipoletti will be
surrounded by some familiar
faces as his staff will be made
up of such coaches as Bradford
offensive coordinator Steven
Reynolds, who will coach the
offensive line, and Baker
County head coach Ryan
Jeff Nettles, a Bradford High
graduate who is the offensive
coordinator at Clay High
School, will also be part of the
staff. Nettles has coached
alongside Chipoletti in the
"I always want to provide
opportunities, if I can, to
people I've coached with,"
Fellow coaches won't be the
only familiar faces .as
Chipoletti's team will consist
of five Bradford players and a
total of four players from
neighbor rivals Keystone
Heights and Union County.
Chipoletti said the game,
hopefully, will provide an
opportunity for those players
to get college scholarships.
"This game's kind of for
sleepers," Chipoletti said.
Bradford will be represented
by linebackers Keith Baker
and Dakota Rice, defensive
back Devin Paulk, running
back Dexter Clayton and wide
receiver Brandon Thomas,
while Union will be
represented by linebacker
Kendall Wright. Keystone
players participating will be
quarterback Evan Harvey,
running back Bruce Kirksey
and wide receiver Chase
The teams will have one
week of practices leading up to
the game, with the Florida
team practicing at Buchholz
Highly School in Gainesville.
The Bradford Sports
Alliance, which provides
sports programs for Bradford
County and surrounding
communities, is currently
accepting registrations for its
There are three programs for
children: a co-ed program for
ages 5-11, a boys' program for
ages 12-17 and a girls'
program for ages 12-17.
There is also an adult
The cost is $70, with the
season beginning Saturday,
Jan. 14, and running through
March 10. Most games will be
played on Saturdays.
You may register online at
www.bradfordsports.com or in
person at Cassels Christian
Academy at 202 W. Market
Road Mondays through
Friday from 8 a.m. until 6
The Bradford Sports
Alliance will also be offering
spring baseball and softball for
children ages 5-17.
Registration is under way.
For more information on any
of the programs, please call
904-964-2245, or visit the
previously mentioned website.
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Hometown Variety Store celebrated its GRAND OPENING on Friday, -
December 2nd. The event was complete with a ribbon cutting from the Chamber
of Commerce. We would like to thank all the people that came out and supported
us. A very special thank you goes to Sonny's BBQ in Starke for their gift .
certificate for the first paying customer. Congratulations to Jimmy Simpson from
Keystone Heights, FL for winning our door prize. The opening of Hometown
Variety was set in motion back in early summer. During this time we did our
research and involved the community. We got an overwhelming response with
ideas for stores and items people wanted to purchase. Our goal is to give people
the products they need without having to travel to an out of town location. We
want to keep the business in our hometown. We offer a variety of Christian items
such as T-shirts, Bible Covers, Music, DVD's, Auto Decorations and Gifts of all
kinds for different ages. We also came up with an idea for helping out our
community with offering a consignment program. Local talent that do homemade
.. items such as bows, dolls, afghans, Christmas items, jewelry, yi ,.be
put on display throughout the store. We have met a lot of reaflyg talent hl e in
our town and their items are something to be seen.
Hometown Variety is a family owned business. The owlitKH1i diiHchNs.,
Operator/Manager, Will Smith, and part-time employee. Jared.pik, make upv the
Hometown team that provides you with great customer ser ick a' t y
atmosphere while shopping. We are dedicated to giving our erust.ti just ..at
they need. If there is something we do not have, we will try our I~etlet it iis.a
real blessing to be working everyday with our family. ,''
Our hours of operation are 9am-6pm, Monday, Tuesday. :TdkdShd'F" a y
Sr We are opened from 9am-5pm on Wednesday and 9am-3pm on Saturdays W
are located in downtown Starke, Florida at 106 W. Call Street. right next to door t
The Office Shop. Stop by and see us!
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8B TELEGRAPH, TIMES & MONITOR B SECTION THURSDAY, JAN. 5 2012
Continued from 3B
and several crates have already
been harvested by O.C. Cason,
the county's number-one
grower. Mr. Cason brought
one crate to the market before
Christmas and received
$14.40-40( cents per pint-for
"Three more crates were
sold by Mr. Cason last Friday,
and they brought $9 per crate.
"If the warm weather holds
sway for few days longer,
there should be several more
crates on the market platform
"Starke is one of six
Florida towns that have been
given an 'A' priority rating for
construction of hospital
facilities under the Federal
Hospital Survey and
A survey by the Florida
Commission revealed a need
for a 50-bed hospital in Starke.
"Bradford County, the
survey states, would be
eligible for a grant of 65
percent of total funds
necessary to build and equip a
The story estimated the cost
at $13,000-$17,000 per bed.
The other Florida cities that
received a top-priority rating
for construction of hospital
facilities were Green Cove
Springs, Palatka, Chiefland,
Perry and Sanford.
S"Judy Canova, Starke's
contribution to the
entertainment world, will come
to the Florida Theater Sunday
in a rollicking, Western
comedy called, 'Honeychile.'
"Co-starring with Judy are
Eddie Foy Jr. and Alan Hale
"In this new film, Judy sings
four top tunes-"Tutti Fruitti,"
"Honeychile," "Rag Mop" and
"More than I Care to
Jan. 4, 1962: Cpld
temps, locals excel in
boat race, old fire
hoses, 301 construction
and business as usual in
S"Starke's I1-degree low
recorded Saturday morning,
Dec. 30, by a Frost Warning
Service thermometer "'d' the '
Bradford County 'Hospitar
grounds, was the coldest in the
area and at least 2 degrees
lower than the 13- and 14-
degree lows recorded here
during the so-called big freezes
of the 1890s.
"After a record-breaking
warm fall, winter got a belated
start just before Christmas and
has held a frigid grip on the
area for the past two weeks.
The first below-average
freezing temperature was
recorded at the weather station
here on Dec. 22-a low of
The story reported that low
temperatures of 25.4, 205 and
31.5 degrees were recorded
S*, "Two Starke boat racers-
.15-year-old Tom Moore and
David Fenton, both driving for
Tom's father, Jimmy Moore-
took most of the honors at the
Gator Bowl Marathon
9utboard races Sunday, Dec.
31, by winning five of the 11
"Young Tom also provided
the sports thrill of the rough
and wiidy afternoon when the
vi~id' aught his 14-foot Sun
spoiits Special and set it up on
end. The boat righted itself
without turning over, however.
wvith the aid of two electrically
operated stabilizers, which
caught before Tom went over
"Starke's city council
instructed Clerk Merrill
Edwards to call for bids on
2,000 feet of fire hose, which
will replace lines that are 20
Council member Carl Lamar
Johns said 20 years had to be
the life expectancy of a hose,
while R.C. "Red" Buford,
Starke fire chief, said his
department is without a
reliable hose after each call if
the "good" hose gets wet.
"Hose which has been used
must be allowed to dry before
strung back on the truck,
(Buford) said, if it is to last
"It might have been a
holiday, but the Lawtey city
council held its regular
meeting at the regular time,
New Year's night or not.
"In a brief, one-hour session,
newly elected officials were
sworn in, and Dave Shuford
was reelected chairman for the
new year. Shuford said he
would wait several days before
"H.C. Kelly was the only
new face on the council, with
all other officials starting new
terms being reelected
incumbents, including Mayor
C.R. Shuford and Marshal
"According to a detailed
estimate by city of Starke
engineers B.M. Tannaer and
Associates of Melbourne, it
will cost $57,025 to install
sewer and water lines under
U.S. 301 South, a project the
city must carry out while the
road is under construction."
U.S. 301 was in the process
of becoming a four-lane
Jan. 6, 1972: a decision
to not pay for riot
control and remodeling,
"Reversing its position of
paying the Starke Police
Department for riot duty in last
spring's racial disturbances at
Bradford High, the school
baord voted unanimously
Tuesday not,to pay the bill.
"'The new decision is' based
on a legal opinion rendered to
the school board by the sate
Department of Education's
legal branch in Tallahassee.
The opinion was requested by
Superintendent Tom Casey,
who wrote for it after the
school board had finally
approved payment of the bill
last Nov. 2.
"Casey said Tuesday he was
very doubtful that the school
board had authority to pay a
bill for police protection."
The legal opinion provided
to the school board by Herbert
D. Sikes stated: "This office is
of the opinion that the school
board of Bradford County
cannot expend funds for the
purpose of reimbursing the city
of Starke for police protection
during the recent; racial
disturbance at Bradford High
School. Generally speaking, as
you are well aware, public
funds can only be expended
under statutory authority."
Sikes' statement also read:
"In the event of a racial
disturbance in a downtown
area of any city, I do not
believe that anyone would
seriously contend that the
merchants, local churches or
other owners of property
should reimburse a local
department of police for
providing a service imposed
upon them by law."
"Winding up some loose
ends of his construction plans.
Superintendent Tom Cases
gained approval Tuesday to
have plans drawn for a new
bus garage and to proceed with
remodeling the front of the
"Both jobs will be done.
insofar as possible, with
materials salvaged from the
demolition of three classrooms
at Bradford High School that
are being torn down to make
room for the second phase of
construction of a new high
"The USO building now
houses the entire
administrative staff of the
school system, including
recently remodeled offices for
Casey, his secretary, his office
staff and for purchasing agent
Jan. 7, 1982:
buck national trend and
an end to courthouse
"Apparently unaffected by
the national slump in building,
Bradford County racked up
new construction permits
totaling $7,086,896 in 1981,
topping 1980's total by
"Making a quick recovery
from fall's below-average
months of September, October
and November, permits in
December totaled $527,700-
almost equal to the monthly
average of $590,575 in 1981.
"July was top month for
construction with permits
The data in the story did not
include permits issued by the
city of Starke.
County commissioners agreed
Monday to negotiate with the
Eighth Judicial Circuit's chief
judge in an attempt to end the
three-year courthouse space
"Commissioners don't want
to pay the legal fees incurred
by Judge Theron Yawn in
contesting who controls space
in the courthouse's second-
floor legal complex-the
county or th-e court-but,
reluctant to" sped "ii~mor' 'ta
dollars in a dispute with the
court system, the commission
authorized county attorney
Dudley Hardy to offer $3300
in legal fees for Judge Yawn.
"By a 3-2 vote, the
commission agreed after
discussing several alternatives
to accept the compromise
agreement Hardy brought after
talking to Chief Judge
"Hardy said Judge Tench
has a general agreement with
the other circuit judges to give
the county the large grand jury
room and a small, adjacent
witness room. It would give
enough space to house the
assistant state attorney's staff
here, consisting of three
attorneys, two secretaries and
Hardy told commissioners
that in return, the county
would be required to forgive
its claim on the county judge's
room and to pay Judge Yawn's
Jan. 2, 1992: ruptured
fuel line and a dry fall
'* "A Christmas eve mishap
resulted in more than 1500
gallons of petroleum spilled
into gutters. ditches and creeks
near the city's power plant.
according to cit% officials.
-A tractor-trailer ruptured a
fuel line a the power plant and
sent a small riser of oil
flowing east through the gutter
on Call Street. The truck left
the scene, and as of Monda%
has not been identified by
"However, a quick response
by cit) employees averted
what could have been a
"Much of the oil-officials
estimate about 500 gallons-
ran into Alligator Creek. which
runs north and east of Starke,
but officials said city workers
and hazardous waste clean-up
crews have contained the spill
within city limits."
The city, with assistance
from O.H. Materials Company
out of Clermont, orchestrated a
clean-up plan under the
direction of the Department of
"(City Operations Manager
Bill) Weldon said city workers
placed sand in the streets and
gutters to stop the flow of oil.
The sand and oil mixture will
be collected, separated and
treated, he said."
O.H. Materials crews placed
oil-retention booms-rings of
cotton absorption pads-along
Alligator Creek leading to
Lake Rowell. Welson said
booms were also placed on
Call, Laura and Epperson
streets, U.S. 301 and S.R. 100.
"A large accumulation of oil
has been trapped at the
intersection of Alligator Creek
and Highway 100 and in a
creek washout area at the end
of Call Street, Weldon said. He
said the oil accumulations
diminish in the creek as it
approaches Lake Rowell.
"Thursday, Weldon said no
oil has been found in the boom
at Lake Rowell. He added that
DER officials are satisfied
with the progress of the clean-
"An unusually dry fall has
prompted local water
management district officials
to ask Bradford County
residents to conserve water.
"According to a (Suwannee
River Water Management
District) release, watering
lawns and gardens should be
done before 10 a.m. or after 4
p.m. to avoid water
evaporation in the heat of the
The story, which stated that
Bradford County received no
rainfall in November 1991.
went on to say: "Although
water district officials are
urging residents to conserve
water, they also say rainfall
should increase in the coming
Jan. 3, 2002: time to
focus on the FCAT
One of the front-page
stories of this issue involved
the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test, which is
better known as the FCAT.
Fourth-, eighth- and 10'h-
graders would be taking the
writing portion of the test on
Feb. 12, while students in
grades 3-10 would take the
reading and math portions in
"Since the FCAT is so very
important to both students and
-the school system in general,
Bradford administrators and
teachers are working to
generate enthusiasm-both in
the school system and in the
community-in relation to this
"For example, Eugenia
supervisor for the school
system, said that during the
time the fourth-, eighth and
10h-graders are taking the
FCAT on Feb. 12, every
school child in the county will
be doing a writing assignment,
which is similar to the test.
These extra assignments will
not be sent to the company
which is under contract to
grade the state test, but they
will be graded using the same
guidelines as those used in
grading the official test."
Continued from 2B
supporting several military
commanders involved in the
Soldiers of the unit's
headquarters and headquarters
company and Com .nay A
conducted convoy clearance
operations for the 3'" Brigade,
I Cavalry Division as they
brought the last of their
equipment and approximately
500 soldiers from Contingency
Operating Base Adder in Talil.
Iraq, to the Khabari border
crossing in Kuwait.
Soldiers from Company B
conducted air movement
operations from Udairi Army
Air Field to Basra. They. were
also on hand as a quick
reaction force, if needed, to
bring soldiers in for additional
support if the convoy was
Soldiers from Company C
were available to -provide
medical evacuation support.
This marked one of the final
missions of their deployment
as the unit transitions back to
the U.S. in the coming weeks.
After all of the Florida
National Guard aviators had
landed, Gen. Lloyd Austin,
commander of U.S. forces in
Iraq, held a press conference
announcing all troops were out
of Iraq and Operation New
Dawn was complete. These
Florida National Guard
soldiers will stand in history as
part of the last Army aviation
unit to fly combat missions in
support of Operation New
If you think you are too
small to be effective, you
have never been in bed
with a mosquito.
Where one call
'^ does itaa/
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SCASHS FOR JUNK cars
3o t- S5CO Free p:ck up.
r,-,nr or not: Ca!: 352-
Land for Sale
1 ACRE HIGH & dry, oak
trees, ready for home or
mobile home. Keystone
Heights area Asking
$6.500 Call 904-631-
3 5 ACRES. asking S22.000
or 1 75 acres, asking
512.500. high and dry.
cleared. ready for home
or mobile home Call
Marlena Palmer at Smith
& Smith Realty. 904-422-
OFFICE FOR SALE DCA
$9.000 Call Jared or
OFFICESPACE 6,000sq ft
S3.000/mo or3.000sq ft
3.000 sq ft $800/mo
Office and warehouse
3.000 sq 't $950/mo
Smith & Smith Realty
DOWNTOWN STARKE Pro-
fessional Offices for rent
$315 per month Confer-
ence room kitchen utili-
ties and more provided
R-E. Jones *Fill Dirt
Licensedl Fire Line
& Iir.tired Plowing
J. l M64198S66tnL69a Cel 984-36,733
6418 Si'; 66'i L3- 'Sar. .- 32 3'
OFFICE BUILDING WITH
2 OFFICES One main
work area for multi work-
ers Includes kitchen, two
bathrooms, shower, 12-14
private parking spaces,
dual A/C units For in-
formation, call 904-364-
9022 Rent is $500/mo
SPACE for lease Close
to Bradford County
Courthouse Call 352-
RETAIL SPACE in busy
strip center 1 000 sq ft
units South HWY 301
frontage across from the
KOA Campground and
next to Lightning Pawn
Homes for Sale
FOR SALE. Scenic Country
Home in Starke. FL- 3BR/
2BA. 1.520 sq ft1. 457
Acres Financing avail-
able for qualified buyer-
$100 00 closing cost-low
down payment- Call Billy
Schlee @1 800-395-4414
BL:-_K HOME for sale
2.851 sq ft total 1 650
sq ft heated 3BF,1 bBA
glass'screen co closedd
Florwi' -oorr! 'ont liv.
ing reo- dining room
and famrrly room with real
wood f'ooring marble
fireplace and built in wood
shelves and cabinets 2
car garage utility room
in garage with W'D hook-
uDS. 2 storage sheds.
* Limerock Concrete Sand
* Slag Rock Crusher Run
* Crushcrete Masonry Sand
* Millings Gravels
AlMen E. Taylor. Owner
We will meet all competitor prices.
Palatka 3520 St. Johns Ave. 386-328-8351
Keystone 3 SE Palmetto Ave. 1-888-328-8351
Starke / 59 W. Call St. 1-888-328-8351
THURSDAY, J -.. -.- A L.,-n tl, llu.I U rtr.fISiECTION 9B
Where one call
does it all!
large yard 1 acre with
multiple fruit trees, 1 mile
east of hospital on CR
230 (Call Street). great
area for kids and recre-
ation, close to town and
shopping. $198K obo.
call 352-494-7987 and
leave message. View by
2BR/1BA NEWLY REMOO-
FLED, $5,000 696 Ep-
person St. in Starke. 352-
I BUY& SELL used homes:
32x80 48R/28A $42,900
28x52 3BR/2BA $29,900
Prices include set up &
2011 MODELS 10K OFF.
Free furniture package
includes set up, AC, steps
& skirting. Huge 4BR.
$59,900. Call 904-259-
32x80 on 8.61 Acres. Mint
condition, shed, porch,
beautiful. Only $89,900
or $3995 down/$599/mo.
_ Call 904-259-4663.
MANAGER SPECIAL, only 1
at this prices Huge 32x80
4BR set up and delivered.
$44,900. Call Jared or
Greg @ 904-259-4663.
BANK REPO 1999 3BR
DWMH. Great shape Set
up and delivered $29.900.
Call Greg @ 904-259-
NO MONEY DOWN. When
you own your own land,
no money down Call 904-
WAYNE FRIER MACCLEN-
NY new location. Exit
336'off 1-10. Doublewides
$29,900. Only factory
outlet in North Florida.
BANK REPO. 4BR/2BA
DEN. 2128 sq. ft. Super
big home, very clean.
$32,995. Call Bruce or
es in the sate of Flonda
13th Street Homes Ala-
chua. FL. 36-418-0424.
USED 14x70 3BR/2BA
delivery & set-up A/C
included $12.500 Call
NEW 2012 DOUBLE WIDE.
3BR/2BA defvery & set-
Op Only $32.995 Call
TAX TIME4 Use your W-2 as
your down payment 2BR
home only $239/mo. 13th
Street Homes Alachua.
FL. Call 386-418-0424
USED 14x56 2BR/1BA.
delivery only $5,995 Cal
BANK REPO homesof mer-
it, 32x70 Tape and texture
home only $49.995 Cal
107 CAMBELL'S LANE
Stove, refrigerator, dish-
hook-up, storage, on
large lot $595/mo. plus
$500 deposit, garbage
$20/mo. Call 352-226-
9220 or 352-475-5533.
CLUB 3BRF2BA HOUSE
stove, refrigerator, dish-
washer. 2 carports and
storage in the yard. $695/
mo. plus $600 deposit.
Call 352-226-9220 or
TWO 2BR/1BA APTS, in
Starke, good location.
Call Mesud @727-455-
8311 or Margy @ 904-
3BR/2BA MH on 1 acre,
close to town, $575/mo.
plus deposit. Call 352-
2BR/1BA SWMH CH/A,
W/D hook-up. 1 acre land,
very clean. $525/mo. plus
deposit. Call 904-769-
2BR/2BA HOME with large
enclose porch, laundry
hom.s in Starke/Lake
BOer Depose requed
Call 678-438-6828 or
MOBILE HOMES FOR
RENT starting at $525
per month Hidden Oaks.
Lake Butler Call 386-
LAKE SANTA FE 28/1 58A
finished Mobde Home
Covered parking, washer/
dryer and cable $8004no
LAKE BUTLER APART-
MENTS, 1005 SW 6th St.
Starke 32054 TDD/TTY
7'1. Rental assistance for
qualified applicants 1,2.3,
& 4 BR. HC and non-HC
Laundry facility and play-
ground. Water, sewer, and
garbage provided. "This
institution is an equal
opportunity provider and
employer.' Call 386-496-
fdr rent at the Magnolia
Hotel. Both refrigerator
and microwave. Special
rates, by the month. Call
904-964-4303 for more
2BR/1BA, 696 Epperson St.
in Starke. $700/mo. 352-
HOUSE FOR RENT 3BR/
2BA with garage, 317
Redgrave St. Starke.
$800/mo. plus deposit.
Not HUD applicable. Call
FURNISHED 2BR/1BA (all
furniture plus washer/
dryer), shed, fenced yard,
very clean. No smok-
ing. Service animals only.
Adults only. $600/mo. plus
deposit. Out of city limits.
YARD,CH/A, very clean.
Lawn maintenance and
water included. $470/mo.
plus deposit. Call 904-
AMAZING LAKE HOUSE.
Freshly painted, custom
in every detail. Double
master setup with cus-
tom bathrooms, orofes.
16x18 HORTONr HOME. room near Starke Country vulcan stove 6 burners,
3BR/2BA delivery & set- Club. $550/mo. Call 904- 2 ovens ++, commercial
up. A/CInuded. $18,995. 769-9616. stainless *idge, wood
First come, first serve. LAKE GENEVA MOBILE ceilings, cedar trim in all
This Is a deal. Call Bruce, HOME PARK, Keystone windows and doors, walk
386-418-0424. Heights. For rent large around porch with dock
TO SAVE 1t-OUSANDS on 2BR/2BA washer/dryer under the cypress canopy
new, used and bank repo water included $500/mo. to lake. $1,100 obo. Call
manufactured homes -First month, and secu- 904-710-9650.
visit 13th Street Homes, rity. Call Rickat 352-235- AVAILABLE JAN. 15
12426 NW US highway 0506. 2BR/1BA house on Lake
441 Alachua, FL or call WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bedroom Brooklyn,. Large sun-
386-418-0424. MH, clean, dose to prison. room, deck, shed. $675
TIRED OF ALL THE EX- Call 352-468-1323. per month, first, last &
TRA'S. Buy my 2012 SPECIAL 1 MONTH RENT sfc. deposit. Call 904-
model 4BR/2BA delivery FREEI Nice, newly reno- 225-4908 or 904-738-
& set-up. Well, septic, vated 2 & 3 BR mobile 097.
electric and permits in-
cluded. $59,999. Call -
No credit or bad credit,
you canowna new manu-"MO SPECIAL "
fractured home. In house
dancing. all 386-418- Bedrooms2 Baths
LIVE OAK HOMES being A n II
sold at invoice. Best prc- Only moves You In
2/2 & 3/2 $579 mth. 4/2 $729 mFth.
- Subsidized Units Available.
WHILE YOU WAIT
N *, 0oSmd
Quantity dico availaMbe.
KEYSTONE VILLAGE APARTMENTS
Take a Look at us Now!
Convniet to shopplag restaurant, boat ramps,
Keystic JHeigW sjubK beach schoos, banks
& medic facilities A units have additional outside storage
ull carpeting and vinyl flooring-
SCenal air conditioning and heating .Custm cabinets.
*Ample parking One story only no stairs to climb
SLovely lndscing Patios. Porches for outdoor living
vonenient laundry facilities
418 S.E. 41st Loop in Keystone Club Estates
& (Next to the Golf Course)
e Come in and see us or call us at 352 473-3682 L
Equipped TDD dial 711 OPPORTUNDO
This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. A
DOUBLE WtOE 3E~/2BA
Extra ocean serce ar-
mats only S575'm plus
deposit 4 miles south of
Stance on SE 49th Ave
3BR2BA SWUH. walk-
ing distance to school
and town 500Om o $500
deposit Cal lor rformna-
NICE CLEAN 3BR/2BA
$550/mo 2BRn BAS500/
mo. mobile homes CH/A.
Starke Newly renovated
first, last Call 904-964-
3BR/2BA DWMH on SE
109 Street Deck. CH/A.
service animals only 2
available for $625/mo. or
$550/mo plus deposit-
MOBILE HOME. 1/4 ile
from Raiford post office
& Dollar General, $500/
mo. Call 386-431-1917
EFFICIENCY APTS. South
of Starke, free utilities.
Direct TV. $110 per week.
Call Wayne, 352-258-
2BR/1BA single wide on
large corner lot. CHIA.
$425/mo. plus deposit.
yard sale. Sat. 8am.-?
2259 Lake Street. Lawtey.
A little bit of everything.
FRI. & SAT., 9am.-4pm.
100A Griffis Loop over
2nd rail road track. Wed-
ding dress, shoes, tiara.
Ski rope, new Coleman
one man kayak, new por-
table stove, car speak-
ers and amp, clothes,
women's, men's, and girls
ESTATE SALE, FRI. SAT.
SUN. 8AM.-? 6372 Baker
Road, Keystone, take
Southern Villas of
1 & 2 BR HC & non-HC
apartments. Central ac/
heat, on-site laundry,
playground, private and
quiet atmosphere. Located
on SR-16, 1001 Souther
Villas Dr., Starke,-F-eea- -
711. "This institution is an
equal opportunity provider
100 0o 214 by Garmo rn
let ist road on nght be-
tore Posnmasirs vage
Tools. furndure. house-
hold amrs. et. loo much
to atst Entire hose, all
must go Look for signs
PECANS I buy pecans, te
Red Barn 2 nmles East of
Stake on SR 16, 12pm-
6pm Mon- tur Sat 904-
CASH FOR JUNK cars $200
& up. Free pick up, rua-.
ning or not. Call 352-
1BR FURNISHED APT
available in exchanged
for work need, only ma-
ture person apply. Call
HOSPITAL BED for sale.
1 GLASS TOP KITCHEN
TABLE. 4 leather chais
$200, 1 wicker love seat
$125, 1 cloth love seat
$100. 1 green recliner
$25, 132 inch TV$50, 1
antique oriental dry bat &
glasses $500, 1 stun Gun
$50. Call 904-964-2645
for more information.
CLARK FOUNDATION RE-
PAIRS, INC. Correction
of termite & water-dam-
aged wood & sills. Level-
ing & raising Houses/
Bldgs. Pier Replacement
& alignment. We do all
types of tractor work,
excavation and small
demolition jobs. Free Es-
timates: Danny (Buddy)
Clark, 904-284-8088 or
HUGE WHOLESALE GROCERY AUCTION
SAT., JAN 7, 6:30 P.M.
***NOTICE NEW LOCATION***
4939 SW 121, WORTHINGTON SPRINGS, FL
MR. JOEL.& JOHN FROM JAX, FL WILL BE HERE WITH
ANOTHER BIG LOAD OF BARGAINS TO INCLUDE
PEPPERIDGE FARM BREADS, LITTLE DEBBIE CAKES,
ENERGY DRINKS, DRESSINGS, CEREAL, CAN GOODS,
QUALITY MEATS AND SO MUCH MORE!!
PLAN TO ATTEND
CALL STEVE OR COREY @ 352-317-0072 OR 352-316-0806
THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, NOON ON SITE
2111 N. TEMPLE AVE. (US-301), STARKE, FL
Property is a former equipment rental business. Loa ted on a 180x195 ft. lot Prime
location on a major State Road (301). '
According to the tax records it was built in 1962. The building has 1411 sq. ft. of heated
and cooled area, and a 752 sq. ft garage. It is fenced and has concrete and asphalt
TERMS: $5,000 DEPOSIT DAY OF AUCTION WITH CONTRACT. CLOSING WITHIN 30
PREVIEW: It is open, enter at your risk.STAFF ON SITE 1 HOUR PRIOR TO AUCTION
JAN 12, AT 11 AM.
DIRECTIONS: On Highway 301 1 mile north of SR-16 in Starke
Property sells as is where is, with no warranties. There may be hazardous waste or other
contamination on the property. Also possible underground tanks. Buyer to do his own due
diligence before bidding. Call for copy of the sales contracts with the details on this matter.
BUYER TO DO THEIR OWN RESEARCH. Call for details OR FOR A COPY OF the
contract BIDS MAY BE SUBMITTED VIA E-MAIL, PHONE OR MAIL PRIOR TO SALE
OR BID AT THE SALE.
STEVE MURRAY, AUCTIONEER/BROKER AU-27
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STEVE MURRAY, CAI
175 STANIISH DRIVE. ORMOND BEACH, FL 321764750
home mom / devoted
P A I D .
& Daniel (866)944-
Adam B. -klar, Esq.
when you buy 2
types of advertising!
websites. 25 daily
now to diversify
Networks of Florida
100% online. Job
Financial Aid if
NOW!!! SSS As
FLORIDA CREDIT LUION
has money to lend o$r MH
& land paiages. 1-800-
JERRY'S HAULING WE
BUY JUNK CARS. wth
or witho ties' WY pck
Ca 04-219-9365 or 904-
grass cuts. weed eat-
ing and hedging. Great
prices! Call Johnathan
DAYCARE IN LAKE BUT-
LER. great rates, all
hours, lots of TLC. HRS
certified. PR certified
and First Aid certified
LIBRARY TECHNICAL AS-
SISTANT I, reference
needed for the Bradford
County Public Library.
This is a full time. en-
try level position, $1Sts
Applicant need to have
customer service experi-
ence, should be familiar.
- __ il*Ae'
wilh Microsoft office pro-
grams and the SIRSI.
operating system Library
experience is preferred
Applicants must have a
h9i school cpma or is
equalen Some cooege
and job description may
be packed up at Clerk of
Courts office in the Brad-
ford County Courthouse.
Application wil cose on
Thursday January 12.
2012 at 3pm. Bradford
County is an EOC em-
at Keystone Heights Ani-
mal Hospital. Part time.
Apply in person. Wll train
but experience preferred.
7344 SR 100, Keystone
WE WILL BE HIRING a total
of 2 certified teachers and
2 PARA. professionals.
or anycombination of the
4. Please contact Pastor
Avery L Shell at 904-964-
2435foran application for
employment. One PARA.
needed by 11-28-2011.
institution is an
Located in Starke
Warren, mgr at
Out of Area Classifieds
seen on TV.SSS
within 48/hrs? Low
rates APPLY NOW
BY PHONE! Call
Driver- Start out the
year with Daily Pay
and Weekly Home
Time! Single Source
Dispatch. Van and
A, 3 months recent
Freight Up = More
S 2 Mos. CDL Class
A Driving Exp
Drivers: RUN 5
S T A T E
Earn Up to 39/Mi,
1 yr OTR Flatbed
Land For Sale
20 Acres-Live On
Land NOW!! Only
S99/mo. SO Down,
CHECKS! Near El
Views! Free Color
8 9 5 3
7 ACRES WITH
L A K E
shoreline, on,- 4
lake! Boat, ski, fish,
camp, more. Paved
WANTED 4 Licensed Hair-
stylists. 2 Nail Techni-
cians. Certied Skin Care
Tech., and a Massage
Therapist Call 352-235-
SENIOR SERVICE CASE
County. Responsible for
client case records, home
visits cisnt assessments,
case plans, and case
qualification: 4-year col-
lege degree with course
work in Social Work.
andlor related fields. Two
years experience in Ger-
ontology and/or related
fields. Experience maybe
substituted for the college
required Submit resume
to SREC..Inc PO Box 70,
LiveOak. 32064. Dead-
line: January 18. 2012 at
OTR preferred. Work
Mon-Fri. run South East
Drop & hook containers
25% plus delay pay. Av-
erage $800 to $1000 per
20 hours/week. Looking
for self-motivated and
hard working individuaL
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The Bradford High
School softball program
hosted a fundraising
kickball tournament on
Dec. 10, raising
RIGHT: The winning
team was the Mini
Pictured are: (front, l-r)
Jeff Johnson, BHS
coach Daniel Davis'
(back, 1-r) Nick Johnson,
* Charles Jones, Taylor
King, Tyler Yowell,
Ashley Johnson, Cody
Johnson, Julle Redding
and Dylan Manning.
Photos by Lisa Gault.
BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Regional News/Sports Editor
Marco Grimsley and Justin
McBride each had 10 rebounds
and four blocked shots, while
McBride finished with 16
points to help the Bradford
bbys' basketball team defeat,
Chaminade-Madonna in its
own tournament by a score of
63-43 on Dec. 30 in
Brian Walton led Bradford
(6-6 prior to Jan. 3) with 19
points in the Tornadoes' only
win in three games in the
Walton averaged 17 points
per game in the tournament,
shooting 49 percent from the
field. He also went 10 of 16
from the foul line in three
The win snapped the
Tornadoes' four-game losing
Lyndell Hampton grabbed
seven rebounds, while Deantre
Burch had five boards and
three blocked shots. Walton
had three steals.
Bradford played Eastside
this past Tuesday and will
travel to play District 5-4A
opponent Interlachen on
Thursday, Jan. 5, before
hosting Williston on Friday,
Jan. 6. Both games are
scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
following junior varsity games
at 6 p.m.
On Tuesday, Jan. 10, the
Tornadoes will travel to play
St. Augustine at 7:30 p.m.
Score by Quarter ,
BHS: 18 18 10 17-63
CM: 11 11 14 6-42
Bradford scoring (63):
Murphy Allen 6, Keith Baker 4,
Burch 2, Grimsley 6, Hampton
1, Joquez Ivey 7, McBride 16,
Alek Meston 2, Walton 19. 3-
pointers: Walton 2. Free
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Walton and McBride scored
19 and 10 points, respectively,
as Bradford opened play in the
Classic with a 66-43 loss to
Class 6A Miami Northwestern
on Dec. 28.
Burch added eight points,
while McBride and Hampton
had 10 and nine rebounds,
Bradford scoring (43): Baker
2, Burch 8, Hampton 4,
McBride 10, Walton 19. 3-
pointers: Walton. Free
Plantation 67 BHS 38
Walton was the only player
to reach double figures in
scoring for Bradford in a 67-38
loss to Class 7A Plantation on
Dec. 29 in the Chaminade-
Madonna Holiday Classic.
The Tornadoes were
outscored 37-21 in the first
half and held to three points in
the fourth quarter.
Walton had 14 points.
Grimsley and McBride
blocked three and two shots,
Score by Quarter
BHS: 10 11 14 3-38
PHS: 18 19 10 20-67
Bradford scoring (38):
Keaaris Ardley 6, Burch 5,
Grimsley 5, Ivey 6, McBride 2,
Walton 14. 3-pointers: Burch,
Walton 3. Free throws: 8-16.
Keystone, Union have
13 players honored
BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Regional News/Sports Editor
Keystone Heights High
School senior Meghan Zinkel
was the only volleyball player
from Keystone, Bradford or
Union County to earn first-
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team honors when the
Gainesville Sun released its
annual all-area volleyball
Zinkel, a senior outside
hitter, recorded 311 kills and
205 digs to go along with 59
service aces and 22 blocks.
She was one of four Keystone
players to earn big-school, all-
Keystone senior setter
Chelsea Harvin was .a second-
team pick after recording 782
assists, 236 digs and'71 service
Harvin and Zinkel both
accepted, scholarships to St.
Johns River College.
Senior outside hitter Taylor
Semione and junior middle
blocker Madyson Maxwell
earned honorable mention for
Union County senior outside
Jordane Spitze was a second-
team, small-school selection.
She had 188.kills, 114 digs and
211 service points, 77 of which
Eight Union players
received honorable mention:
junior middle hitter/middle
blocker Emily Akridge,
freshman defensive specialist
Kayla Andrews, senior setter
Lindsey Hanson, junior middle
Ashlyn Harden, junior
setter/outside hitter Caroline
Rimes, junior libero/defensive
specialist Harlee Rimes,
freshman outside hitter Tristyn
Seven teams competed
in the BHS softball
tournament. LEFT: The
second-place team was
the B-K Kick Squad.
Pictured are: (front, I-r)
Lainie Rodgers, Sabina
Gault, (middle, I-r) Evan
Goodman, Devin Paulk,
Kendall Norman, Colton
Griffis, (back, I-r) Wyatt
Manning and Holden
Southerland and senior
The Gainesville Sun sends
multiple requests for all-area
nominations for each school in
its coverage area. If a school
has no players honored, it is
because those requests were
BHS' Merrill a
BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Regional News/Sports Editor
Bradford High School senior
Andy Merrill received second-
team cross country honors when
the Gainesville Sun released its
annual all-area teams.
Merrill was the District 4-2A
runner-up with a time of 17:11.
He posted a personal record of
17:08.03 when he placed 24'h at
the Alligator Lake Invitational.
Two members of the Bradford
girls' team received honorable
mention: sophomore Amanda
Hall and freshman Sarah Freder- '
The Gainesville Sun sends
multiple requests for all-area
. nominations. If a school has no
one honored, it is because those
requests were ignored.
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Heights have 21 players
BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Regional News/Sports Editor
Union County High School
head football coach Ronny
Pruitt was named the
Gainesville Sun's All-Area,
Small-School Coach of the
Year, while a total of 16 Union
Count players received all-area
Pruitt guided the Tigers to
an 11-1 record, the District 7-
IA championship and the
Region 4 championship in his
second year. Union was one
win shy of playing for the
Class IA championship.
Four Union players received
first-team defensive honors-
senior linebackers Cory Houck
and Kendall Wright, junior
lineman Carl Alexander and
junior utility player Prince
Alexander. Houck made 154
tackles-12 for loss-forced
five fumbles and had four
fumble recoveries and four
interceptions, while Wright
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loss-forced four fumbles and
had six sacks, three
interceptions and three fumble
Carl Alexander made 101
tackles-eight for loss-and
had four sacks and two fumble
returns for touchdowns. Prince
Alexander, a defensive back,
had four interceptions-three
of which came in a 42-14
Region 4 semifinal victory
The Tigers had sophomore
linemen Austin Dukes and
Talon Tyler earn first-team
offensive honors, while junior
lineman Laris Paige,
sophomore running back
Walter Mabrey and senior
placekicker Joaquin Lovo
earned second-team honors.
Mabrey rushed for 770 yards
and 13 touchdowns, while
Lovo made 9-of-I 1 field goals.
Senior linebacker Raymond
Randolph earned second-team
honors after making 106
tackles-sevei for loss-and
Bradford and Keystone each
had three players earn first-
team, big-school honors,
including running backs
Dexter Clayton and Alex
Gonzales. Clayton, a Bradford
senior, rushed for 855 yards
and 10 touchdowns. while also
catching 32 passes for 377
yards and four touchdowns.
Gonzales, a Keystone junior,
rushed for 1,401 yards and 13
Bradford junior quarterback
Austin Chipoletti and
Keystone senior wide receiver
Chase Julius earned first-team
honors as well. Chipoletti
completed 147 of 235 passes
for 1,896 yards and 19
touchdowns. He had only four
Chipoletti also rushed for
529 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Julius caught 50 passes for
645 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Gonzales also earned first-
team defensive honors as a
punter. He averaged 36.7 yards
Bradford junior lineman
Phillip James was a first-team
selection after making 61
tackles- 12 for loss-and 105
Keystone had eight players
receive honorable mention:
junior linebacker John Brown,
senior offensive lineman
Colton Cade, senior tight end
Matthew Dickinson, junior
linebacker Josh Gillen, senior
quarterback Evan Harvey,
senior running back Bruce
Kirksey, senior defensive
lineman Luke Prezkuta and
junior offensive lineman
Four seniors from Bradford
earned honorable mention
along with three
linebackers Keith Baker and
Dakota Rice, senior defensive
back Devin Paulk, senior wide
receiver Brandon Thomas,
junior defensive end Lyndell
Hampton, junior wide receiver
Deantre Burch and sophomore
wide receiver Kenny Dinkins.
Union had six players
receive honorable mention:
junior tight end Dylan Clark,
Dukes, senior defensive back
Greg Edwards, sophomore
fullback/defensive end Daquin
Edwards, senior quarterback
Austin Harden and senior
running back/defensive back
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