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Weekly deadline is Monday at 5 p.m. Phone 904-964-6305 Fax 904-964-8628 The Sweetest Strawberries this side of Heaven USPS 062-700 Stark e, Florida Thursday, January 11, 2018 138 th Year 23 rd Issue 75 Cents Celebrate Kings life and legacy In honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Concerned Citizens of Bradford County will be sponsoring events, including the second annual Service Awards Banquet. The banquet with guest BHS Principal Vinnie Blye begins with a meet and greet at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Starke years old). Activities on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 15, begin with the 10 a.m. parade from Shands Starke Regional Medical Center to the RJE Center. Participants are invited to line up in front of the hospital prior to the parade. The annual celebration at the RJE Center featuring music and more will follow the parade at 11 a.m. A brunch will be held immediately after the program. T-shirts are on sale now. Please call to place an order. District spelling bee tonight Spelling Bee will be held at the Santa Fe College Cultural Building at Call and Thompson streets in Starke on Thursday, Jan. 11, at 6 p.m. The top spellers from the elementary and middle schools will compete to move on to the state competition. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome to come support the students. The event is sponsored by the Bradford County Education Foundation. Grow shiitake mushrooms Growing your own delicious mushrooms is easier than you may think. Shiitake mushrooms are the the Alligator Creek Garden Club. Paul Still will give you information on where to get mushroom spores, demonstrate how to inoculate logs and tell you how to care for them until the edible mushrooms are ready for harvest. The next meeting will take place the Bradford County Senior Center, 301) in front of the health department. Everyone is invited. At every meeting, there are refreshments and a plant exchange. If you like, bring a snack to share and any plants you wish to pass on to good homes. For more information, call Pat Community News Miss BHS, a Woman of Promise Grace Johns received the crown of Miss BHS on Jan. contestants. She also placed the event, which also included contestants Jayla Eiland, Bailey Johns has also been chosen as a Woman of Promise by Santa Fe College. Administrators from the high school joined her in front of the school board Monday to share her many activities and accomplishments of this Bradford High senior, including Shands Starke Hospital Auxiliary, Communities in Schools, Altrusa Club of Starke, student government, yearbook, SWAT, National Honors Society, Girls in Pearls, and she had been dual enrolled at BHS and Santa Fe College since her senior year. As a Woman of Promise, she will represent the college at upcoming events to encourage excellence, education and community service. Johns is pictured below with Principal Vinnie Blye, and assistant principals Lindley Adkins and BHS, see inside. Mayor regrets decision BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Mayor Janice Mortimer wants the Starke City Commission to reconsider an ordinance passed last September that allows the police chief to double I think we need to look at the double dipping and how that is affecting our retirement system, Mortimer said. the long-term impact this is going to have on us. Police Chief Jeff Johnson agreed that come next year he will be receiving both his salary and a retirement check from the city. Florida eliminated the ability for state employees to reenter employment with the state after retirement because of the double dipping perception that public employees were living the highlife at the expense of taxpayers. Overpass could cost Starke BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Starke could bear some unexpected costs when the state begins building a railroad overpass on State Road 100 in According to City Manager Bob hardship waiver request and believes engineering the relocation of city utility lines. The revelation, as well as the moving all overhead utilities lines underground, had Commissioner Tommy Chastain calling for the city to back out of its support for the overpass. Chastain complained the Florida Department of Transportation sold the project to the city with pretty images The Bradford County School Board shared its pride in the regional champion Bradford High School football team for its accomplishments this past season at its meeting on Monday. Superintendent Stacey Creighton thanked the teams and coaches. Assistant Superintendent David Harris said the district made the right choice in selecting head coach Brian Tomlinson and his team, and with the coaches belief in the players and the players belief in them, things are only going to get better for them all. Team members pictured included Erric Smith, Earl Green, Ian McGowan, Jace Oody, Pedro Carter, Travis Lee, Shaytron Cotton, Austin Lovell, Dante Banks, Jeremiah Vaughn, Hunter Smith, Nedro Davis, Caleb Patray, Nick Channell, Tre Daniels, Frankie Jimenez and Holden Bell along with manager Roger Crews, head coach Brian Tomlinson and coaches Brett Dukes, Caleb Dukes, Rob Charles and James McNeal. In back are Superintendent Stacey Creighton and School Board Members Sheila Cummings, Erica Reddish, Vivian Chappell, Cheryl Canova and Charnelle Whittemore. Thanks for a great season! See COST, 3A See REGRET, 5A


USPS 062-700 Published each Thursday and entered as Periodical Postage Paid at Starke, Florida under Act of March 3, 1879.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Bradford County Telegraph131 West Call Street Starke, Florida 32091Phone: 964-6305 P.O. Drawer A Starke, FL 32091 John M. Miller, Publisher Editor: Mark J. Crawford Advertising: Kevin Miller Typesetting: Eileen Gilmore Advertising & Newspaper Prod: C. Hurston Bookkeeping & Classified Adverts: Heather Wheeler Bookkeeping Asst: Linda Lacombe Front office Asst: Beth Tillman Subscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months BY CLIFF SMELLEY Bradford County children competed in a First LEGO none of the four teams earned able experience and came home with an award in the process. Southside Elementary School after-school LEGO robotics ticipating students before the students that the three teams that together for years. The students told the students. One of the Bradford teams potential. Another Bradford team Hydrobros (named in relation to the Hydro Dynamics-themed competition) that came up with a new solution to one of the tasks teams had to complete with their robots. I think we did pretty good LEGO Legends team member Ian Wesson said. You did an excellent job. I know it was hard watching some of those other teams that did better of rewarding. You did some good League Challenge is created based on a real-world scientif Challenge is composed of three parts: the Robot Game (program ming a robot to score points by accomplishing tasks on a themed oping a solution to a problem the based upon the Challenge topic) and demonstrating First LEGO honoring the spirit of friendly competition and placing an em ning. to identify a problem in regard to come up with a solution to the ing their teeth. Their solution brushing your teeth. The remain ing water could be used to rinse your mouth out. teams appear before a group of the team members work together to come up with a solution. Robot Game. Though a team can team members work together in deciding who will be at the ta then encouraging those who are operating the robot. The First LEGO League Chal lenge the Bradford students par ticipated in was held in St. Au gustine Dec. 2. Wells said the has quite an electric atmosphere. They had six Robot Game ta bles set up in the middle of the loud music playing. They had teams practicing. When they do announcer who calls the teams They were laughing. They They just talked to (the judges). Some of the children surprised their own parents with how at ease they were in front of the judges. There are some kids whose par bal they were. Challenge they participated in that had them a little intimidated. scary one because they set up Wells said. When we went into ished our robots like the week It was a good experience in preparing the kids for the actual Challenge. learned tons about how it works we were much more prepared. to be cancelled because Wells was stranded in Houston due to week was cancelled due to Hurri week was cancelled as well as he attempted to get his house back in order. planned on programming. the fact that successful teams gathered before the Christmas break that any who are interested in participating in future LEGO competitions will continue to meet after school. ing to spend some time doing is learning about how to program some real struggles with some because you kept running into The LEGO robotics kits made camps hosted by the Santa Fe purchased by an AT&T grant re who is a member of the Bradford opportunities for children in the county. Those opportunities can National Association of Inter fer a course consisting of robot with each subject area rotating among the centers. isting robotics opportunities for young children. the skills students learn in robot ing to need to be programmed are so many technologies today that are based on the same basic program these kids are learning To get an idea of what the kids did during the First LEGO Tube and enter First LEGO Robot Game. LEGO robotics instructor Dan Wells (far left) observes whats happening with the robot of the LEGO Legends team, consisting Medina, Ian Wesson and Coveyon Desue. Brodie Gunter (far right) gives instructions to his blindfolded Stingrays teammates Cadyn Carter (far left) and Carson McKenzie as they attempt to demonstrate LEGOs Core Values to judges. Ashton Crawford, a member of Bradfords his teams robot carry out programmed tasks. Hendrix, Kale Waters and James Barksdale. perform one of its programmed objectives. Ian Wesson (far right) looks on as LEGO Legends teammate Brett Redding positions their robot on the Register for spring basketball Concerned Citizens of Bradford County are taking applications for the spring Youth Basketball League. Registration for children age 4 to 13 years old. Registration ends Jan. 31. Applications are available through Thursday at the RJE please call Sherry Williams at at 904-966-1100 or Timothy at


Thursday, January 11, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 3A Area survives winter storm BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor A rare winter storm brought a combination of rain and freezing last week. However, most of the troubles associated with the storm appeared to be commuter inconveniences like frozen trunks and doors. reported no major incidents. Diane Gaskins of the Bradford County Senior Center said the biggest consequence for her clients were that they stayed inside. The cold and rainy conditions made people cautious, she said of Bradford seniors. They were concerned about getting sick. In the Keystone Heightsincidents. However, LaVerne Lanier said two clients of the Keystone Heights Senior Center had to seek alternative shelter because they had no heat. A Lake Region resident took both people in. Lanier also said some of her clients told her they had to keep their thermostats at 55 in order to hold down power costs. they had no emergency calls related to the weather. However, many residents did call asking about road conditions. An emergency management stopped around noon on Jan. temperatures plunged. Clay Electric reported that most of the outages in its system occurred in Columbia County, where nearly 3,500 were without power. Co-op spokesperson Wayne Mattox said the outages were caused by gusty winds. Residents in Providence said they were without power for about two hours. Several Union County spokesperson Lyn Williams said deputies only saw sleet around 1 a.m. on Wednesday. State Tallahassee in brief BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing editor Typo blows up appropriations request Last week we reported that Rep. Bobby Payne requested a water infrastructure. The request turned out to be the largest in the Florida House this year. However, this week an aid to Payne said the multi-milliondollar ask was a mistake. There was a typo when the appropriations request was sent to the State, wrote Payne Senior District Secretary Tammy Still in an email. The correct appropriations amount is 695 thousand, which will be corrected when it is heard in committee. Recreational marijuana petitions fall short Two efforts to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Florida are well short of the ballot. The group: Regulate Florida is gathering petitions for a constitutional amendment that cultivate, sell and use marijuana. However, at the beginning of January, the organization had only secured around 40,000 of the number required for the Feb. 1 deadline. A similar initiative organized by Floridians for Freedom has collected around 30,000 signatures. legalized the medical use of marijuana. Seven states now allow the recreational use of cannabis: Alaska, California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington. District of Columbia allow the drug for medical use. Local governments resist restrictions Last week, the Keystone Heights City Council passed a resolution that urges all members of the Florida Legislature to oppose legislation that limits to govern themselves under municipal home rule powers. said the Florida League of Cities is behind the resolution. The statewide group is asking all its members to pass similar resolutions opposing what it calls intrusions on home rule. Last year, lawmakers passed a law regulating ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, wiping out local ordinances that required driver background checks, mechanic inspections, logo requirements and licensing fees. The state law imposed its own set of rules, including driver background checks and insurance minimums. bills that would preempt local governments from regulating transient housing and vacation rentals, such as those booked through AirbnB. Broward and Miami-Dade counties started collecting tourism taxes from the County is making progress in taxing bookings made through the apps. In addition, Sen. Rob Bradley, who represents Keystone Heights has sponsored a bill that would prohibit local governments from regulating residential vegetable gardens. His measure would also void any such current regulations. In the House, a bill that would phase out community redevelopment agencies is in one committee. Other bills making their way through the lower chamber would require detailed audits of governmental units and would impose restrictions on travel expenses incurred by local In Keystone Heights, the community redevelopment agency has funded building facades, signs, benches and other downtown improvements. City to begin rezoning corrections BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Starke is proceeding with rezoning dozens of incorrectly categorized properties Many of the problems were already known to the city, which brought in a former zoning consult on the work. Thompson said they personally contacted those who had reached out to the city with a zoning problem. The city also advertised the opportunity to add other properties to the list, without response. The correction will cover where changes had been made to zone mobile homes out of the area. Properties in the district were previously changed from R-1D to R-1C even though there were mobile homes already installed. The change created a hardship when property owners wanted to replace their mobile homes and found they were no longer allowed. Among the other properties is a multifamily property owned West Jefferson Street, and next to it a parcel belonging to the Dale and Pamela Woodruff Trust. Five neighboring properties a mobile home subdivision are being corrected and returned to Residential-1C zoning. Those properties belong to Simeon Cerdan, Shakeita Goodman, Mary K. Long, Jason and Cynthia Kelly, and John Maddox. Finally, there are more than a dozen parcels that must be rezoned and corrected on the future land use map of the Comprehensive Plan. The land use much be changed from Commercial to ResidentialMedium Density and zoning Road behind Bradford Square Shopping Center. The others are all on Cherry Street, and many would be good candidates for renovation with the proper zoning. They belong to Robert and Mary Luignan, Cannon Homes LLC, Columbus and Robert Sellers, Fleming Island Properties, Baymeadows Trading LLC, Lancaster Investments, Leslie Davis, Oscar Davis et al., William and Stephanie Rankin, Cornerstone Construction, Mary L. Wilkerson, and AFS Homes LLC. The city initiated the changes into compliance with the future land use map. Future land use determines the pattern in which land is expected to be developed over time agriculturally, residentially, commercially, etc. Each future land use category is assigned a number of compatible zoning categories, and a by right or special exception. zoning categories include labels category allows for a different type of residential development and dictates how intensive that units are allowed per acre). zoning must be compatible for development to proceed. If not, the landowner could face thousands of dollars in application fees to clear up the Thompson received permission from the board to proceed with making the changes and the city commission serving as the applicant sponsoring those changes. By sponsoring the land use amendments, the city commission will be correcting landowners. individually of the process except, Thompson said, those because they cover such a large area. free of overhead powerlines, what Starke wants, then the city will have to come up with the additional money. Would it behoove us to overpass? Chastain asked. way, Commissioner Danny all future promises from FDOT to be in writing. That way us. promises, Chastain explained to Mayor Janice Mortimer, who Each time we would ask, they would smile, he said of the utilities question. Milner said the city would also be expected on contribute to the utility engineering costs associated with the replacement of Alligator Creek Bridge, also All of our utilities literally run under that thing, along with FPL and some others, Milner said. The city manager hopes the city will be able to appeal the decision from the state comptroller to local legislators and others with In other business: Chastain asked about City which expires at the end of January. Sikes is currently on military duty. Interim attorney month-to-month basis and said there is no reason to take action until February. Milner is going to verify if rumors that Sikes is not interested in continuing are true. If not the city could negotiate a contract extension, or in either case, the from all interested attorneys. COST Bradford Fest seeks contestants The eighth annual Miss Bradford Fest Pageant to raise money for scholarships to Santa Fe p.m. at the Bradford High School auditorium. Contestants will compete in the Western wear, evening wear, photogenic categories in the following age divisions: Little of age. Teen and Miss contestants also compete in interview. The winner of the Miss category could win a twoyear scholarship to Santa Fe College dependent upon meeting eligibility requirements. Applications are available at Santa Fe College Andrews The deadline to enter is Jan. please call Lisa at 904-966-1514.


Proud Sponsors of reading Hampton Elementary SchoolsTop AR point earners: Axel Markwich Nathaniel Putnam Lily Maust Ananya Clark Emerald Powell Ayla Crawford, Brandon Swenor Proud Sponsors of reading Brooker Elementary SchoolsTop AR point earners: Principal Melvin Creighton Johns Eli Floyer Noan Neats Riley Watson Adam Urrutia NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That HENRY LOUIS WADE The holder of the following OR PLAT OF LINCOLN CITY IN HATTIE WADE EST BRADFORD COUNTY BY LISA BRANNON IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Albertelli Law IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FLORIDA ESTATE OF EDWARD AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE Boca Center Tower II NOTICE OF FILING OF INTERAGENCY BANK MERGER ACT APPLICATION Regional Director of the Federal NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF The holder of the following BRADFORD COUNTY NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF The holder of the following Legal Description: 03739-0-00000 A parcel of land lying In the Northwest 1/4 of Southwest 1/4 of Section 28, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, being also a part of J.G. Alvarez Addition to Starke according to Map or Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 25, public records of Bradford County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: All of Lots Five (5), Six (6), Seven (7) and Eight (8), of Block Four (4), of said J.G. Alvarez Addition to the City of Starke and Commence at the Southwest comer of the intersection of Bay and Madison Streets in the City of Starke, and run Southerly along the Westerly boundary of Bay Street 508 feet to the Southerly boundary of Lafayette Street and Point of Beginning. From Point of Beginning thus described run thence South 25 degrees 56 minutes 19 seconds West 171 feet; run thence Easterly and parallel with the Southerly right of way line of Lafayette Street to the Southwest comer of said Lot Seven (7) of J.G. Alvarez Addition to Starke; run thence North and along the Westerly boundary of said Lots Six (6) and Seven (7) of Block Four (4) of J.G Alvarez Addition to Starke a distance of 160.60 feet, more or less, to the Southerly right of way line of Lafayette Street; run thence Westerly and along the Southerly right of way line of Lafayette Street to the Point of Beginning. Less and Except: A parcel of land lying in lot 5,6,7, and 8, Block 4 of J.G. Alvarez Addition to Starke, as per Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, page 25 of the public records of Bradford County, Florida; said parcel being more particularly described as follows: Commence at an iron pipe found at the Northeast corner of said Lot 5 and being on the Southerly boundary of the right of way of Lafayette Street for the Point of Beginning and run South 18 degrees 51 minutes 10 seconds West, along the Easterly boundary of said Lot 5 and 8, a distance of 168.34 feet of an iron pipe found at the Southeast corner of said Lot 8, also being the Southerly boundary of said Block 4; thence North 67 degrees 30 minutes 34 seconds West, along said Southerly boundary, 86.98 feet to a set iron rod; thence North 22 degrees 19 minutes 37 seconds East, 163.12 feet to an iron rod set on the Southerly boundary of the right of way of said Lafayette Street; thence South 71 degrees 07 minutes 41 seconds East, along last said Southerly boundary, 76.92 feet to the Point of Beginning, Description or Bidder at the BRADFORD COUNTY BRADFORD COUNTY BY LISA BRANNON IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION NOTICE TO CREDITORS THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE AND FLORIDA NOTICE TO CREDITORS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE AND FLORIDA NOTICE TO CREDITORS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS PUBLIC NOTICE: At the invitation of the Bradford Legals


Thursday, January 11, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 5A Church St. John Missionary Baptist Church on County Road Appreciation Program on in charge of the service. The celebration continues on with the Rev. Theodor Kelly of Jacksonville speaking and at 4 p.m. with Elder Johnnie Burns of Mayport, Florida. Come help us celebrate. Faith Baptist Church 104 holding revival with Evangelist Tim Green on Jan. 14. Sunday services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and weeknight be served following the Sunday morning service. For more Greater Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church of Starke will hold its annual homecoming with guest speaker Minister Johnny Boswell of Gainesville, but a native of Starke. The th anniversary and James Wilcox; and Sunday, Jan. Loyal Aldridge, assistant pastor of Greater Bethlehem and 3 p.m. with Minister Vickie Givens of True Cannon Holiness Church of Starke. Email the details of your HOURS B Y APPOINTMENT ONLY The STEAKHOUSEin STARKEU.S. 301 South GREATER ALLEN CHAPEL 746 N. Pine Street Starke, FL 904-964-6995 AME 211 S. Temple (301 S.) next to CVS Precision Auto 528 South Walnut St. Starke, FL 32091 Automotive Service Center964-3199 402 N. Temple Fully Insured& Complete Tree ServiceNo Job Too Big or Too Small!WE DO IT ALL!!904-964-7906904-364-7065 cellDont let your tree issue become a tree problem! NOTICE OF MEETING NOTICE OF MEETING NOTICE THE PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: LEGALS Continued from 4A Note veterans schedule The Bradford County Veterans to noon. Tuesday hours vary. Call Barbara Fischer at 904-966Library The Bradford County Public Library is located at 456 W. Pratt St. in Starke. For a full schedule of events, pick up a calendar from the front desk. You can also get the latest news on Facebook at www.facebook. com/bradfordlibrary. For more information on these programs or other services, please call Writers meetup New day Writers, both professional and amateur, meet at the library on of every month to discuss, edit, critique and encourage. Whether you are working on a book, blogging on the internet or writing as a hobby, review sessions with other writers can is at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. Preschool story time The hour-long early literacy program, Preschool Story Time, includes entertaining stories, of fun and encouragement for preschool-aged children. Preschool Story Time is 31. The fun begins at 10 a.m. Books & Brunch Jan. 25 Start the year with two tales that other readers have found irresistible. Check out the light-hearted story titled My Italian Bulldozer to discuss with us at Books & Brunch on in the library at 11:30 a.m. and proceed to a local restaurant to talk about how we feel about the overseas adventure. My Italian Bulldozer will be followed been labeled as delicious and satisfying: The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes. Find out if you fall for the spellbinding love story and meet with us on Thursday, Feb. 15. Relieve stress with art therapy at the library. Listen to the soothing sounds of musical artwork of others, and let the brushstrokes bring comfort to your soul. A morning program begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10, and an evening program starts at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Paper and paints are supplied at no cost. Canvas is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Children will not be admitted. Zumba Jan. 22 Make a resolution to add dance experience. Join us at 6:30 discover how Zumba can add some zest to your life. Instructor Mackenzie Hallahan will guide you through the steps. We will meet again at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 19. 24, 34 For children and teens between has a fun afterschool program that encourages an active lifestyle. From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. participate in a Sports Camp, which is a high-energy activity that teaches character building techniques and promotes the importance of teamwork. The experienced trainers, Stefan jam pack the hour with fun and instruction. Attendance is free! Parents will need to sign a medical release form for each child who participates. virtually guaranteed a job until they are defeated at the polls or leave voluntarily, have continued the practice. or enter the DROP program and delay their retirement while accumulating interestearning payments in a DROP account. Upon the effective date of their resignation, they receive that lump sum and then begin receiving their monthly retirement checks. The ordinance the city commission approved allows the chief to revoke his resignation after entering DROP prior to the effective date of the resignation and remain chief of police. That means when Johnson retires next year, he will receive his DROP distribution and begin receiving his monthly retirement check while continuing to collect his salary as police chief. Johnson was just re-elected term, as was City Clerk Ricky Thompson. The police chief said the attorney who works with the had vetted the procedure. Attorney John Cooper who represents the city commission said home rule allows the city retirement practices. Mortimer said she regrets what she considers a bad vote. responsible for, and I voted yes to allow somebody to double dip said. Mortimer wants the commission to reconsider its decision. Johnson insisted the issue like himself, the clerk and the city commissioners it does not allow other employees to come back to work for the city past retirement. But the chief has gotten around that, too, by recently contracting with a retired employee to continue working while another achieves duties. This double-dipping loophole has been scrutinized in state as well. Meanwhile, the city has contracted with James Moore double dipping of another kind. A former employee suing the city for her treatment and termination, Bridget Underhill, accused Johnson and several members of his department of double dipping after she obtained time sheets from the city and VyStar Credit Union, where the police additional money by providing security while not on police duty. Underhill, however, said the time sheets show overlaps working at VyStar while being paid by the city, and that amounts to theft, according to her and her attorney. The commission committed to investigating the allegation by turning the time sheets over to a third party not to determine guilt or innocence, but to examine the records and document any overlapping work periods. who Johnson had claimed were exempt because they earn a salary from the city instead of an hourly wage. When the CPA police department, those names had been excluded from the list of employees who had worked period in question. Milner added the names back. In other business: Milner called for a workshop on what should be included or excluded from the city The handbook under revision by the city manager, city clerk and an outside consulting Solutions includes job descriptions for every position in the city. Dynamic has also trained supervisors in performing employee evaluations. The commission did not schedule the workshop. Milner has for some time wanted to meet with the commission in a workshop to discuss the expensive but wastewater treatment plant. That workshop has now been set for Thursday, Jan. 11, at 5:30 p.m. The commission turned down a request from an out-oftown car dealer who wanted to have a tent sale in Starke. Commissioners took a strong stand in favor of local businesses who pay taxes and utility fees and contribute to the local economy. The dealer in question was Commissioner Tommy Chastain felt that was too far to come to compete with businesses in Bradford County. Woods agreed. We owe it to our locals to support them with our dollars, Richey, Mayor Janice Mortimer said. A motion to approve the request by Commissioner Danny REGRET you doing for others? Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


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Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, January 11, 2018 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Repeat weightlifting state champ, softball state title highlight UCHS sports in BY CLIFF SMELLEY The Union County Tigers had a lot to roar about in 2017, with weightlifter Brandy McCoy successfully defending her state championship and the softball fastpitch state championship. McCoy won the 199 class as a freshman in 2016 and had no trouble winning it again in 2017. Her 480 total (265 bench press, 215 clean and jerk) was 70 pounds better In fact, she wrapped up the state title after just attempt. It was just another title to add next to her name as McCoy won the District 4 and Region 2 championships as well. Mia Jackson also competed at the state meet, for eighth (12 th 154 class with a 300 total (145, 155). Jackson to state championship and then placing second at the Region 2 in all to the Region 2 finals. Joining McCoy and Jackson were who placed second in the 169 class, Sydney Personnette, who placed fourth in the 110 class, and Paige Kline, who placed fourth in the 154 class. large berth to state. Softball team knocks champ the only runs the softball team would need, while four hits in a effort, leading the Tigers to a championship game. run on a groundout as part of a the third. while Kensley Hamilton, who threat in the fourth as the Tigers record. The Tigers made it to the postseason by winning the District 6 tournament. First, they Cohen, Teala Howard and Brooke Waters each went 3. three runs, while Waters, who hit While the Fort White game championship game against Baldwin until the bottom of the Macey Fulgham reached on second when Kish, who earlier reached on an error, was thrown out attempting to score. With two shutout in the regional Union scored three runs on either errors or passed balls, but they had plenty of big hits, too: Cohen had an RBI double in the the third and Hamilton an RBI double each in the fourth and sixth innings. while striking out three. a home run in the top of the struck out 10, while walking none. The Tigers tied the game Howard scored on a passed Union the lead for good. Cohen run double in the She then added an RBI single in the fourth before pushing the last run across on a bunt in the sixth. Hamilton, Kish and Waters each game against Chipley, and it got them, scoring three runs in the game. Fulgham led off the inning with a bunt single before Howard was hit by a pitch for the third time. Fulgham was thrown out Hamilton reaching safely. A Cohen single scored Howard to Hamilton and Cohen each stole a base who was down count, blasted a line Tigers the win. straight hit batters. An illegal pitch forced in another run. one hit in 6.1 innings. Howard, who was hit by a error and scored on single. of just four hits for the Tigers Union had three hits in the Two boys weightlifters Andre Hampton placing second in the 219 class with a 690 total (400, 290). Hampton actually tied awarded the championship due to the in tiebreaker (he weighed 7 pounds less than Hampton). Dylan Bass placed third in the 139 class with a 460 total (275, 185). regional berths. Also earning regional berths were Shamar Highland, who was second in the 183 class, and Agelu Nunu, who class. Bass and Hampton earned the automatic state berths by winning their classes. Highland while Nunu was Volleyball 2 nd championship match, though it unfortunately came up short against powerhouse Sneads regional playoffs by defeating District 6 tournament, getting Madelyn Kish, six kills and eight assists from Madison Adams. The Tigers then won their third straight district title, defeating eight digs, 14 points and four aces, while Taylor Beatty had with Adams recording 24 assists. and Beatty had 20 and 11 kills, had 10. Adams had 34 assists. Union then won the Region 3 championship for the second straight year, rallying to one point away from winning the match in the fourth set, but a See UCHS, 3B Brandy McCoy J.C. Lovelace Madelyn Kish Keyshawn Young Kamaya Cohen FRESH LEANGROUNDCHUCK FRESH PORKBONELESS CHOPS or COUNTRY RIBS BONELESS BEEFBOTTOM ROUNDROAST D.L. LEESMOKEDPORK CHOPS$249 $249 $299 $299PRICES GOOD JAN 10 JAN 16 PRICES GOOD JAN 10 JAN 16 LOCALLY AMERICAN LOCALLY AMERICAN $299 $299 RED or GREENGRAPESRED or GREENGRAPES9999$399 $399FRESHCHERRIESFRESHCHERRIES$249 $249 FRESHCANTALOUPESFRESHCANTALOUPESFRESHLETTUCEFRESHLETTUCE 9999EA EA LB LB BONELESS BEEFSTEW MEATLB LB LB LB LB$399 $399 Open 7 Days a Week 8am to 8pm1371 South Walnut St. (Hwy 301) Starke (904)368-9188 $199 $199 LEAN & TENDERPORK CUBESTEAK FRESH BONE-INSKINLESSBREAST BEEF STIR FRY or THIN SLICED JERKEYMEAT SMOKEDSAUSAGE$299 $299 $399 $399 $399 $399 BACONLB LB LB $349 $349 $149 $14916 OZ PKG $269USDA INSPECTEDPORKBABY BACK RIBSLB 99USDA INSPECTEDFRESH BONE-INSPLIT BREASTLB $179USDA INSPECTEDFRESH WHOLEBONELESSPORK LOINLB 16 OZ PKG


2B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Dr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANServing the area for 29 years. Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain Back & Neck Pain Clinic Animal Feed ADM (MoorMans) Cargill (Southern States) Mid-South Triple Crown Showtime Coolers Knives Tools Pavers Lawn Mower Blades Hunting & Fishing Supplies rf The Weekly Paw Print: October has been designated as Adopt A This week we salute the unsung heroes of veterinary medicine. Im talking about National Veterinary Technician Week. The individuals you see assisting the veterinarian do more than you can see in the exam room alone. Veterinary technicians deliver medications, administer and monitor anesthesia, assist the veterinarian in surgery, collect and run lab tests, and so much more. They do all that they do while remaining patient and compassionate. They never lose sight of what their mission is and why they are there. The veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and the veterinary receptionists make up the veterinary team. Veterinarians rely on their team to care and provide for their patients beyond just the medicine. This week I would like to personally thank my awesome team. I could not do what I do without their help, their inspiration to be the best, and their compassion. It is my privilege to work with each and every one of them. Next time you see a member of your veterinary health care team, give them two paws up! Youre reading a newspaper when suddenly your cat jumps onto your lap, forcing her way between you and the current events. Shes purring and begins to knead your lap, circling around and finding a perfect position to curl into. She is completely oblivious to your desires as she focuses on the push and pull of her front paws. Shes your cat, and she has a need to knead. Why cats knead The kneading behavior begins early in life, while kittens are nursing. As kittens knead their mothers mammary glands, oxytocin is released, causing milk to flow. Animal experts believe other reasons cats knead might include: To show affection To mark territory: Cats have scent glands between their toes on their front paws Separated from mother too early Normal behavior of a female cat going into heat Because kneading represents a period of comfort and safety for kittens as they snuggle up with their mothers and siblings during nursing, cats continue this behavior to display affection toward others later in life. It also serves as a selfcomforting behavior, bringing a feeling of contentment for adult cats. Similar to a child who sucks his thumb long after his mother has stopped nursing, a cats kneading helps him to feel comfortable and bonded to you. Its his way of relaxing with you. Cats leave a scent from special scent glands between their toes when they knead. No study has been conducted to verify the function of that scent marking. Its possible kneading helps to mark an area as safe. Cats have high-level olfactory senses, and like a feline aromatherapy, the cat is working to make your lap smell familiar and relaxing. Its important to remember that, just like you have certain comforting behaviors, kneading is a normal, comforting behavior for many cats. So sit back, relax, and let your kitty make a comfy spot in that lap of yours. Florida Twin Theatre All Seats $6 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451 Visit us on-line at SCREEN 1Starts FridayFri 7:00, 9:05 Sat 5:10, 8:00 Sun 4:50, 7:05 WedThur 7:30 SCREEN 2Fri 7:05, 9:05 Sat 4:50, 7:00, 9:05 Sun 5:00, 7:05 Wed-Thur 7:15DWAYNE JOHNSONNow Showing HUGH GRANT Have your say! Before Alabama beat Georgia for the National Championship Monday night, we asked some of your neighbors for a prediction. Heres what they said. Amy Mann I am from Georgia originally and have always been a Bulldog fan. I think Georgia will win by two touchdowns because they have pretty good defense. Overall I think the game will be a close one, but Georgia is really a second half team and I think that is how and when they will win the game. Mark Harrison I really have no preference who wins the game because I am a Gator fan and always prefer to watch them, however, I think Georgia will win. I dont think that Alabama can stop Georgias running attack. I predict a score of 24-17 with Georgia winning I will support Georgia because I am a fan of the SEC East and, like the Gators, Georgia is in this conference. got more experience. the experience, plus its hard to bet against Nick Sabin. Doug Wise Sabin all the way! Jason Smyth Alabama. It all boils down to experience. I think Alabama should win. I mean, those players play hard, and you have Jalen Hurts as the quarterback. I really think that he gives it his all, and hes motivated to win. I do think itll be a close game. Georgias pretty good. Score? No. I dont want to jinx it. Southside Elementary kindergarten teacher Stephanie Gunter (pictured with student Wyatt McLendon, whos James McBride Im going with bet against Nick Saban. I just think those guys are really healthy now, I think their defense is really clicking and I think theyll stick to what they do well.


Thursday, January 11, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 3B Man on the street college football the Tigers the win and forced a Fulgham helped Union go up kill. Kish had 14 kills, 14 points, had four blocks, while Adams had 28 assists. It was Fulgham who recorded win situation in the fourth set, but they got the job done, with Two straight points with Beatty Kish and Beatty had 27 and adding 26 digs and 12 points. Beatty also had 10 digs and two blocks. and 11 digs, while Brooke Waters match, Union faced a team in Sneads that had not lost to a match, while Adams had six Fulgham had two blocks as well. Baseball team makes 2 nd Ty Cook contributed on the mound and at the plate as the regional playoffs for the second appearances in 10 years. two hits, while striking out four, a double. four in two innings. Though the top seed, Union championship game. Williston scored all of its multiple errors and a balk. The Tigers wasted an opportunity in the fourth with the bases loaded and no outs. Union played without three injured starters: leadoff hitter second baseman Dylan Thornton and shortstop Phillip Joyner. Madison County. The Tigers were held to two hits. four hits, while striking out nine, in 4.1 innings. placed fourth in the 100m hurdles time of 18.52. placed 15 th with a time of 18.09. Football team makes postseason The football team ended the regular season with three straight losses, but still made the regional and was most likely helped by a stretch in which it won three straight games against Baldwin, Newberry and Hawthorne. Charles Strong rushed for 298 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterback Brian Scott rushed for a score as well. The defense came up with interceptions by Jaylon Diston, Sidney Johnson and Maurice Strong, while T.J. Robinson and Demetrious Weldon each had a Scott threw for 171 yards and Highland and Keyshawn Young each caught a touchdown pass. Young also ran for a touchdown, as did Charles Strong. Tyler Alexander and Maurice Strong each had a fumble Charles Strong scored the Hawthorne. Strong rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns in all. Scott added two rushing touchdowns. Maurice Strong had four sacks, while Robinson, Young and fumble. state champion Madison County UCHS Continued from 1B KHHS girls place 3 rd in Cedar Key tournament BY CLIFF SMELLEY Victoria Snider each posted a basketball team defeated Dec. 20 to place third in the Cedar Key Christmas Tournament. Channell and Snider had 12 Channell coming up with 12 steals and Snider grabbing 15 rebounds. Keystone got eight points from Haley Julius, while Carissa Gagnon had two. Madison Heskett added one point. double with 11 points and 14 rebounds, while Julius, who team with 26 points. Channell added 10 points, nine rebounds and six steals. Destiny Keystone lost to host team with Julius and Snider each scoring eight points, while Bright and Channell each had six. Snider also had 11 rebounds. Jan. 4. Keystone played District play district opponent Bradford on Friday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. Hawthorne on Monday, Jan. 15, district opponent Pierson Taylor on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 5:30 p.m. play prior to its game against Interlachen. Indians withstand 64-59 win BY CLIFF SMELLEY Eddie Thomas went 4-of-4 seconds as the Keystone Heights High School boys basketball team held on to defeat host Union County 64-59 on Jan. 4. Unions Keyshawn Young, points, made a three-pointer to The Tigers then got a steal by Jaquez Hendrieth, but an off-tar get pass from Young to Corey the ball back to Keystone. Keystones Marco Flores was fouled with nine seconds left. He Thomas rebounding the miss and getting fouled on a follow-up shot attempt. Thomas made both the game. It was the sixth win in the past straight. Two straight three-pointers the basket and was fouled. He missed the ensuing free throw, but Thomas rebounded the miss and scored. Flores later scored on The teams traded three-point shots in the early stages of the second quarter, with Young mak ing two for the Tigers and Josh Hughes and Garrett Stanley each making one for the Indians. A Young basket off a steal by Hill of the quarter to go into halftime free throws, while Ray Kirtley was set up for a layup by Flores fouled, making the ensuing free throw and making the score 25free throw. A Sawyer Maxwell basket put straight on a Young three-point er, two free throws by Agelu Nunu and a Hendrieth basket fol made a three-pointer and then knocked down a pull-up jumper following his own steal. A Young three-pointer kept the Tigers the score with a three-pointer of his own, while Stanley scored Keystone into the fourth quarter leading 44-42. Keystone scored nine straight points to start the fourth quarter. Read all about it... The areas latest crimes, news, obits, and items you cannot get anywhere else in the world!! 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4B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Socials Letters Community State Bank to acquire CenterState in Interlachen BY CLIFF SMELLEY The Community State Bank family is going to expand with the acquisition of CenterState Bank in Interlachen. into other markets to expand the Community State Bank franchise, Community State large acquisitions and had some market areas, including Interlachen, Community State Bank was able to explore. By purchasing the Interlachen bank building and its deposits, Community State Bank will add transaction to occur in April or May. spent about an hour just going through what our bank is about, what the change will be about a great bank, just well known throughout the state of Florida. operate. The bank is almost identical to almost identical to the Union Their personnel structure is The bank in Interlachen is the only bank in that city, though there is a VyStar Credit Union ATM. done in Starke and in Union system and especially with all the small businesses that are in town. In fact, the Interlachen employees will get a taste of the Bradford County community as they will be attending the annual North Florida Regional Chamber said. Between now and the transaction, Community State Bank employees representing each department will go to the Interlachen bank to train Interlachen employees will make trips to Starke as part of the training process. work with the staff prior to the transaction is rare. CenterState to allow us to kind acquisitions do not allow that, Within a few weeks of the transaction, the Interlachen phone systems will be updated to match those of Community in equipment, which will also include new ATM systems and signage. Community State Bank to open in are being explored, though nothing in that regard would occur until after the Interlachen bank transaction and once branch are completed. I can tell you that with the support of our board of directors, anticipate being able to really get serious about some of completed this transaction and the building project is completed here. I think toward the end of see some other things happen. project (consisting of technology upgrades) at the Starke branch is progressing as expected and should be completed by July or things also going on at the bank include changing to a new core website design. the bank employees who are soon work in training employees Bank. The 30 employees we Bank I would stack them and personally. ready for the next challenge, he said. 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Ricky Robert Tyson, 60, of Starke was arrested Jan. 2 by Bradford deputies for larceny, possession of drug equipment. No bond has been set. 27, of Starke was arrested Jan. 5 by Bradford deputies release and possession of marijuana. No bond has been set. Shawn Aymara Martin, 46, of Starke was arrested Jan. 4 by Bradford deputies for trespassing. Bond has been set at $5,000. Corbett Brandon Rhoden, Jan. 3 by Bradford deputies for DUI unlawful blood alcohol. Bond has been set at $10,000. Ronald Roland Rihm, 27, Jan. 5 by Bradford deputies for possession of drugs, possession of marijuana, possession of drug equipment. Bond was set at $80,000. Brandy Renee Tyler, 34, of Waldo was arrested Jan. 4 by Bradford deputies for and three counts of drug possession. Bond was set at $20,000. UNION COUNTY Union deputies on Jan. 7 for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, accessory before and possession of narcotic equipment. Smith was two other suspects, Derrick Bond was set at $27,500. Bivens to Wed Jan. 20, 4:30 pm at the Butler Church of Christ is the of Midway and Nancy Powell marriage. Nancy is the daughter of Randel is the son of the being sent. Ray Bivens by Union deputies on Jan. 7 for accessory before the (below). Bond was set at $30,000. 39, of Raiford was arrested Jan. 7 by Union deputies for assault or battery. Deputies responded to a report from a woman that her husband: being attacked by a man housing. By the time deputies the car, unsure whether or not around the exterior of the home and found a man hiding came out of the laundry room as requested and surrendered to the deputies, stating that there had been two people was outside his home when toward him. Someone in they were there to get a gas can since they had run out back and retreated into his house to secure a gun. Also arrested in this incident bond. Brandon Joseph Croft, 34, Jan. 5 by Union deputies for of an injunction of protection was arrested when deputies were called to Spires IGA by she had been trying to help Croft get some medicine when he became loud and and continued to yell and scream at her in the store. He was arrested outside, sitting up against the building. It was petitioner. No bond has been set. Shawn Michael Gibson, 34, of by Union deputies on charges of possession of a controlled while knowing his license or canceled, resisting an and possession of narcotic equipment. No bond has been set. Jan. 7 by Union deputies been in an argument with her mother about a dog and other come and see about the disagreement after noticing was holding the side of her head near her eyebrow, where she had a small laceration which still showed blood on it. No bail has been set. Claude Whitehead, 56, of Union deputies on Jan. 5 for possession of cocaine with intention to sell within 1,000 feet of a house of worship or business, possession of marijuana with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a house of worship or business and possession of narcotic equipment. Deputies were residence to assist with a probation search and Whitehead cooperated fully drugs he had on hand to deputies or telling them where they were hidden in his residence and admitting that he sold the drugs to other people, although he denied using them himself. He is being held in the Union of felony probation. No bond has been set. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Macedo, 27, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 7 Terry Sorensen, 62, of Starke was arrested Jan. 3 by Clay deputies for child abuse without great bodily harm. According to an arrest report, the defendant became angry on a kitchen counter. pick up the item, the defendant pushed him to the ground, punched him in the face and slammed his head into the ground. point the defendant grabbed him by the throat and was choking him to the point that he could not breathe, wrote was forcing his thumb into that during the attack, he had because he could not breathe out of his pocket and said, I The deputy added that appeared frightened.


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She was a Registered Nurse her entire working life and taught nursing around the world. Doris enjoyed gardening, sewing, and to spend time with her family and grandchildren. Doris will be deeply missed by those who preceded in death by: her parents and her siblings. Donna D. Green (Mark Green, whom she considered a son) of Vermont, and William F. Bill with four grandchildren, and now at peace and has gone home to see her dad. held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11 at DeWitt C. Jones 6200. www.jonesgallagherfh. com Joshua Kelsey NY passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 at UF Health Shands Hospital due to a Josh was born on March 24, He was born to John Kelsey Jr. graduated from Midlakes High School in Clifton Springs, NY. After graduation, he joined the for 9 years. Josh was also a Florida State Prison system. In July 2017, Josh graduated was to start the Florida State Highway Patrol Academy in Blood Trailing Network. with his son Kobe. He was a he shared with Kobe. Josh and he always liked to help people. He was kind and gentle was predeceased by: both his paternal grandparents, maternal grandparents, Don father, John Kelsey Jr. (Sharon Tammy Gibson and her daughter Dinnah Fugatt of uncles and cousins and his dogs Chief and Jane. A celebration of life will be held at his home in Starke on Jan. 27th beginning at 2 pm. Contributions may be made Humane Society of the United States at www.humanesociety. Frederick Mead Keystone Heights died at his home Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. He was born in Huntington, WV on Sept. 29, 1950 to the late Herbert B. and Norma J. (Rust) Mead. He Army, would help maintain golf courses and did carpentry work. His two brothers Herbert preceded him in death. of Keystone Heights, Richard Thomas (Trudy) Mead of WV. At the request of Mead, Arrangements are under the Home, Keystone Heights. Arlene Ross A. Ross, 89, of Union, died at the Cushing Homestead in Cushing on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. Arlene was born July 13, 1928 in Union Marion Thurston Burns. She grew up in Union County and graduated from Union County High School of 1947. Arlene many years as a sales clerk in the hardware department. She was also a homemaker. She enjoyed knitting, bowling, tennis, and playing games. She was a member of a local Hook Rug Club in Hope. She was a member in Union, and attended the Sampson City Church of God in Starke. Arlene was well known for being a happy woman, and for her extraordinary homemade biscuits. She was predeceased brothers, Chester A. Burns, Keith Burns, and Reginald Burns. daughters, Brenda (Roger) Raquel (Aaron) Willson of grandchildren. in Union County to be announced. Condolences for the family may be shared at hallfuneralhomes. com Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Clyde Wagner Shelby Sonny Wagner, 81, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 at the 17, 1936 to the late Clyde G. Class on the USS Missouri, USS Pittsburg and USS Harry employed until his retirement in 1989 as the Head Master Welder his talents and experiences with others. He taught welding through the Union County Adult always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone. His sharp wit, great smile and generous heart will be greatly missed by all who Beth (Gary) Blunk and Marsha 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, brother Jack Wagner and sister Doris Warren along with many friends. He is predeceased by his parents, Clyde Glessner Wagner and Kenneth Wagner. will be held on Jan. 16 at 2:00 pm at Rosemary Cemetery in the family asks donations to be org Shirley York York, age 68, of Starke passed away at her home, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. She was born in Hayti, late Robert Bobby and Shirley has been a long time resident of Starke and the proud owner of the Red Dog her world was her grandson, Richard) and her family. She with the patrons of the Red Dog who were thought of not only as friends, but family of 33 years, Doug York had preceded her in death along Melissa Shaffer (Wallace Black) of Hampton, Veronica York sons, Richard Shaffer of Starke brother, Burley James (Doris) of Hampton. Also left behind Richard, Jeffery, Courtney, Danielle, Brianna, Michelle, Ryder and Race along with Arrangements are under the that span, while Flores and Thomas each added a basket to to play after Thomas scored on a dunk and was fouled, making the free throw. Union responded with eight straight points, get ting a free throw from Nunu, a Keystone helped its cause by tunities. line. Kirtley and Flores joined Hughes and Stanley each had six points, while Maxwell had four. Ben Miller added two points. Hill was Unions second-lead BALL Continued from 3B drieth had six points, while Nunu and Nate Norman each had three. Caden Cox and Blane Workman each added two points. Keystone played St. Johns Country Day on Jan. 5 and Dis trict 4-5A opponent Newberry on Jan. 9. The Indians host dis trict opponent Interlachen on prior to playing Newberry. play St. Johns Country Day at opponents Hilliard and Haw thorne on Jan. 5 and Jan. 9. The prior to playing Hilliard. p.m. The Tigers then host Brad big night in KHHS boys soccer teams 3-2 win BY CLIFF SMELLEY For the third time in four at least three goals, scoring all three in the Keystone Yonge on Jan. 5. Peyton Box, Dean Hogg and Jacob Hopkins each had an assist as the Indians in District 5. Goalie Kaleb matches. Keystone entered the Ricketts each scored a goal, Matt White played goalie, The Indians played district opponent Santa Fe this past district opponent Interlachen on Thursday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. hosts Suwannee at 7:20 p.m. The Indians then host St. Francis on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at district opponent Newberry on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 Suwannee match. Christopher Anderson scored Jan. 4. BHS boys drop 72-64 game to Hawthorne BY CLIFF SMELLEY year for the Bradford High last team it played in 2017, but this time, the winner was Hawthorne, which Hawthorne. D.J. Mackey posted a


6B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section BY CLIFF SMELLEY Grace Johns was crowned Jan. 6. Amie Johns, was one of four competing for the title. She was $300 scholarship. Johns was also pageant. ticket sales. The Miss Photogenic for a mini photo shoot with Traci Waters Photography. The contestant who adhered to all deadlines and, in essence, made life a little easier, came with a $25 sales. senior and daughter of Jody and the award for selling the most ads in the pageant program. old sophomore and daughter of Chuck and Julie Morrow, was intermission. fellow participants for Miss Congeniality. As it turned out, I think they planned it, said BHS graduate who won the Strawberry Princess and Miss Bradford Fest titles. Grace Johns is crowned Miss BHS Will You Have Enough? See Derek for your FREE, no obligation, retirement strategies, annuity or investment reveiw. Derek ChipolettiFinancial Advisor 529 Plans and other College Funding Techniques Retirement Analysis 401k rollovers, mutual funds and other investments Employer-sponsored 401k, SEP and IRA plans Family Protection Analysis (Life, Health, Long Term Care, and Disability) Stop by, call or email Derek today! Securities and investment advisory services offered through Securian Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. Capital Financial Strategies, 10199 Southside Boulevard, Suite 200, Building One, Jacksonville, Florida 32256 is an independently operated affiliate of Securian Financial Services, Inc. DOFU 1982384 1/2018 P romote S ervice B usiness with a E mail your med-to-hi-resolution digital photo (150dpi+) & ad text to: by 5pm Monday OR bring it to:B radford County Telegraph Union County Times Lake Region Monitor( 904) 964-6305W ell help you design your ad cash/check/credit cards accepted all for only /wk c overing Bradford, Union & Clay Counties a in o ur weekly community g iveaway paper: S tand Outfro m the crowd Ee ctrify Y our Business! Reach New Customersw ith aClassified P hoto Ad Licensed Bonded Insured A ctual Size Ad Sample Grace Johns in her casual wear. Grace Johns in her casual wear. Jayla Eiland in her evening gown. Jayla Eiland in her casual wear. Grace Johns in her evening gown. Camee Morrow in her casual wear.


Thursday, January 11, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 7B 40 Notices EQUAL HOUSING OP PORTUNITY. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 in which makes it illegal to ad vertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an intention to make any such prefer ence, limitation or discrim ination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodi ans, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not know ingly accept any advertis ing for real estate in which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this news paper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimi nation, call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-488-7082 ext #1005 42 Motor Vehicles & Accessories $CASH$ FOR JUNK cars, up to $500. Free pick up, running or not. Call 352771-6191. 2006 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS GS. 134,000 Miles $3,500.00 By Appointment 352-214-9069. 47 Commercial Property (Rent, Lease, Sale) DOWNTOWN STARKE for rent. 113 E. Call St. Call Freddie American Dream Realty at 904-5099893. 48 Homes for Sale FOR SALE BY OWNER. 3BR/2BA HOUSE. Sepa rate washer/dryer room, large den, carport, fenced yard, storage building. $129,000. 105 Epperson St., Starke. Info 904-3649022. 3BR/2BA HOME. Includ house. With 2 car garage. 1005 Palm St. Starke, Fl. House newly renovated, new windows, roof, car bath, new appliances. City fenced. Nice neighbor hood, near school. Move in ready. $177,000. Call 904-364-9022 for appointment to see home. 50 For Rent 2BR/1BA APT. CH/A. Electric range, refrig. hook-up, close to schools. $650/mo. 1st mo. and sec. deposit. Service animals only, references. Call 904966-1334. 3BR/1BA HOUSE, STARKE. Near schools, range, refrigerator, ch/a, w/d hook-up. Service animals only. $795/mo. 1st & security deposit. References. Must see. Call 904-966-1334. WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bed room MH, clean, close to prison. Call 352-468-1323. NEWLY RENOVATED mobile homes. 3 BR/ 2 BA DW and 2 BR/ 2 BA. (One) 16x80 2 BR/2 BA. Lake Butler. 1-678-4386828. OFFICE SPACE for reception area, kitchen, handicap accessible. Fenced area for vehicle security. $1400/mo. Lease required. Please call 904364-9022. STARKE 3BR/2BA MH, CH/A. New carpet, vinyl and paint. Mini blinds throughout. Three year old eat-in kitchen. Service pets only, non-smoker. $850/deposit $850/mo. 904-662-3735 leave mes sage. 2BR/1BA HOUSE newly painted. CH/A. Ideal lo cation, close to Keystone shopping. Only 10 miles from Starke. Sandy White Beach Spring fed Lake. $775/mo. Lawn care provided. Senior Citizen discount offered. 352-4788321. 2BR UPSTAIRS apt. month and $250/security deposit. 904-364-9022 50 DOUBLE WIDE mobile home & House for rent. 904-769-6260, 904-9645006. RETIRED SINGLE LADY. Looking for female room mate. Furnished bedroom with private bath in large, clean, 2-story home. Quiet, safe neighborhood. $300/mo. plus $50 depos it. Please no children. 386-496-1062 or 904-263-0366. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS 3BR/2BA MH on 1 acre. Close to town. $550/mo. & security. Call 352-478-9104. place. CH/A on acreage in Lawtey. Stainless steel fridge & stove. $900/mo. First, last, & Deposit. Call 386-675-9996. SINGLEWIDE 2BR/1BA. 1 mile south of Starke. Newly remodeled. Front & back porches. Service animals only. $500/mo. plus deposit. 352-468-2674. HOUSE ON LAKE GE NEVA. 1BR/1BA. Fenced in yard. Beautiful view of lake and beach area. Large bedroom with walk in closet. Custom shelving for computer & TV. Ca thedral ceiling with large loft storage area. W/D hookup. Maintenance & lawn care provided. $600/ mo. Discounts available. 352-475-3440. HOUSE ON LAKE GE NEVA. 2BR/1 & 1/2 BA. CH/A.Large living room, dining, room, kitchen combination. Beautiful full fourth room with W/D hookup in one end & pos al small enclosed porch connected to master Bed room. $800/mo. Includes maintenance & lawn care. Discounts available. 352475-3440. 53 A Yard Sales YARD SALEFurniture, dishes, clothes, & misc. At the Community State Bank. Saturday 8 am. If weather permits. 65 Help Wanted DRIVERS: Regional runs, Texas runs! Vacation/Holidays. Late model equip. Home weekly. CDL-A, 1yr exp 866-792-5221 HELP WANTED UNION COUNTY SOLID WASTE/ ROAD DEPARTMENT Clerical position. Must have experience and crosoft Word, Email, etc. Ability to operate comput Ability to multi-task, show ical calculations. Ability to crate and maintain records and complete payroll in a timely fashion. Must show professional ism through oral, written and typed communication. Ability to work under little or no supervision, must be self-motivated to complete tasks and meet deadlines. Minimum of 2 years ex perience in a secretarial position. Apply at Union County Solid Waste. Position closes at 3:00 p.m. on January 24, 2017. Union County Board of County Commissioners is an equal opportunity em ployer and gives Veterans Preference. EARN $500-$600. METAL FRAMING & DRYWALL. Will train, Reliable trans portation is a must. Call Jimmy 904-263-6719. DURRANCE PUMP Q UALITY SERVICE SINCE 1964 Pumps Sales Parts Service ST ATE LICENSE #1305 Handicapped AccessibleThis Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.Now Accepting Applications1 AND 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS 607 Bradford Court Starke, FLCall for more info 904-964-6216Hearing Impaired Only call 800-955-8771 E Q U A L H O U S I N GO P P O R T U N I T Y LOWEST WEEKLY ROOM RATES IN TOWN. GUEST LAUNDRY & ROOM SERVICE1101 N TEMPLE AVE STARKE, FL904.964.7600 Set Right Mobile Homes Specializing In Relocations, Re-Levels, Set-Ups & Disposal Rodney A. Carmichael, OwnerEmail: set_right_homes@yahoo.com904-364-6383 Southern Villas of StarkeAsk about our 1&2 BR Apartments HC & non-HC Units. Central AC/ Heat, on-site laundry, playground, private, quiet atmosphere. 1001 Southern Villas Dr. Starke, FL Equal Housing Opportunity 1 & 2BedroomsNOW AVAILABLE$460 $505 Equal housing opportunity. This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer. 1, 2 3 & 4BEDROOM APARTMENTSHC & Non-HC accessible.1005 SW 6th St. Lake Butler, FL386-496-3141TDD/TTY 711. This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. Equal Housing Opportunity DIRECTOR eL EARNING S upport faculty with design, development, and evaluation of blended and onli ne courses and programs. Assist in the creation and promotion of quality design and instructional standards and processes that support student success and d evelop strategies to increase and improve eLearning programs and services. Design and lead professional develop ment activities. Ensure that all accreditation and regulatory requirements for eLearning are met Ensure accessibility issues related to on line instruction are addressed and comply with applicable regulations Masters d egree preferred or bachelors degree required in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Educational Technology, or related fi eld and three years of progressively responsible experience related to eLearning, including two years of supervisory experience. SALARY: Depends on Qualifications APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled Position details and applications available online at: o r visit Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City F L 32025 2007 Phone (386) 754 4314 Fax (386) 754 4814 Email : human.resour FG C is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment HELP WANTEDUNION COUNTY SOLID WASTE/ROAD DEPARTMENTClerical position. Must have experience and prociency in Excel, Microso Word, Email, etc. Ability to operate computer and oce equipment. Ability to multi-task, show prociency in mathematical calculations. Ability to create and maintain records and complete payroll in a timely fashion. Must show professionalism through oral, written and typed communication. Ability to work under little or no supervision, must be self-motivated to complete tasks and meet deadlines. Minimum of 2 years experience in a secretarial position. Apply at Union County Solid Waste. Position closes at 3:00 p.m. on January 24, 2017. Union County Board of County Commissioners is an equal opportunity employer and gives Veterans Preference. Hawthorne, FL Now renting lovely 1, 2, & 3 BR Apts. in a country setting close to town shopping & banking, rental assistance available to qualified applicants. Mon/Wed/Fri 8 a.m. 12 Noon & 12:30 p.m. 4 p.m. Call Ina at for more information.TDD 1-800-955-8771 This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer 904-964-6305 Christmas joy for Guardian ad Litem children As has been the case every year, children in the Guardian ad Litem received Christmas gifts, thanks to a toy drive among Florida Department of on Crime and Delinquency, Chapter 5. Gifts, which were also donated by First Sanders, Shere Dorsey, Kim Adams, Michelle Willforth, David LaCob, Jennifer Haas and Stephen Starling Sr. on Dec. 30 and did so again in this meeting with 14 points was the leading scorer with 16 points, Chris Cummings and Jalen Williams each had Chandler added two. Cummings also had eight assists and eight rebounds, rebounds. and will host Baker County on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 7:30 p.m. The Tornadoes then on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 7:30 p.m. played prior to each game at 6 p.m. Continued from 5B Camee Morrow in her evening gown.


Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 90 DAYS SAME AS CASH FINANCINGWe Will Beat All Competitor Pricing SHEET VINYL AS LOW AS $.59 CARPET AS LOW AS $.69 SF VINYL PLANK AS LOW AS $.89 SF WOOD LOOK TILE AS LOW AS $1.29 SF 25% OFF ALL CARPET & VINYL REMENTSFloor & Home Over 40 years of SALES ~ SERVICE ~ INSTALLATION Keep Public Notices in Newspapers Some officials want to move notices from newspapers to government-run websites, where they may not be easily found. This is like putting the fox in charge of the hen house. rf BY CLIFF SMELLEY What do you when someone legend home? You gladly accept, then pray you get him there without incident. It was good news all the way around for FSU fan Terry Vaughan, who got the opportunity to safely chauffeur Bowden from a fundraising Tallahassee. Bowden was the featured guest at the Arc of Alachua and Bowties on Jan. 6. Mark Johnson, the director of the Arc of Alachua, is a friend of Absolutely. I would be honored to take coach Bowden back to fan of my age would jump at the opportunity to do such a thing, said Vaughan, who is Bradford County. Vaughan said his assistant asked him if he would be His reply was that Bowden is such an unassuming person that home was cause for caution. I was scared to death about the possibility of an accident or him home to make sure I got him back safely. In fact, Vaughan, who was also accompanied by his wife, could say Bowden was able to sleep like a baby. Vaughan said he and Bowden talked for about After that, though, Bowden, who able to stretch out in the allowed to use, courtesy of Nick and relax. Bowden had a 7 a.m. attend a Fellowship of Christian a.m. He basically fell asleep and mile from his home, Vaughan said. When he did get to talk to Bowden when he was awake as well as prior to Arc Gala IV Vaughan said it was fun to talk about mutual acquaintances, including High School graduate, who played football and baseball for Bowden at South Georgia State College. Bowden, who coached both sports as well as basketball at South Georgia State, told year during a reunion. name, his eyes lit up, Vaughan said. father, who was a building contractor in Tallahassee. Coach Bowden once looked at a home my father had built, and my father showed it to him many years ago, Vaughan said. Vaughan had gotten Gala IV: Bowden and Bowties tickets for legendary Bradford High School said he asked Bowden prior Hurse. Bowden made Vaughan laugh when he seemed surprised to learn that Hurse was still doing well. Bowden replied, Well, it just seemed like he was Vaughan asked Bowden what he thought of new FSU coach Willie Taggart. and that coach Taggart would be Vaughan was indirectly responsible for Bowden originally wanted to try to get actor Burt Reynolds, who played called Vaughan wondering if Vaughan knew how to get in touch with Reynolds. He knew that I had graduated from Florida State and had been a Florida State fan for many years, Vaughan said. He some network back to Burt. Reynolds, but he knows Sue secretary at FSU. Hall and Reynolds were good friends, so make a commitment. When the Arc director called Hall back to thank her anyway for her help, Bobby will do this for you? kind of fellow Bobby is, Mark calls Bobby at home, and Bobby answered the phone, Vaughan said. They worked out the Bowden participated in an and answered questions for an Vaughan said Bowden was about that football program in was complimentary of former who is now an ambassador at UF. game, Vaughan said. The Spurrier came onto the scene was you had to run the football consistently to win. Coach Spurrier changed all that. An audience member asked Bowden what he considered his most exhilarating win against Florida and also his Gators. Bowden said his most run helped the Gators score a touchdown and pull out the win. The most exhilarating win season (1977) when the skid against the Gators with a pair of touchdown passes in the second half as FSU outscored Basically, Florida State was a struggling program trying to make its mark, Vaughan said. That was kind of they day where (Bowden) felt they made a statement. Vaughan enjoyed hearing Bowden also talk about his faith. The coach shared a story about shot to death in 1986. He said distraught players, he took the opportunity to witness to them, asking them if they were sure of Following his meeting with the team, Bowden said Mark head coach who was an assistant on his staff at the time, came to about the situation. He said through that experience, Mark Richt accepted Christ right there at his desk, Vaughan said. He said meet. That was a neat story. Vaughan said what really made an impression on him was when Bowden talked about people getting discouraged about setbacks in life. He said he thinks God allows troubles to come our way as a means for us to grow spiritually and mature as humans, Vaughan said, adding, His faith is the true foundation