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BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Bradford County commissioners approved a plan to place nine deputies on the campuses of local public schools last Thursday night. Complying with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act named for the Parkland school where 17 people were shot and killed in February will cost nearly half a million dollars annually. The majority of the cost will be covered by the school district with $300,000 in Safe School funding, an allocation that was also authorized by the new law. Two of the nine positions were already partially funded by the and vehicle/liability insurance will cost an additional $235,000 There is also the one-time start-up cost of $423,550 to pay for training, pre-budget salaries, vests, radios, computers, etc. Maj. Brad Smith presented the total to the commission on behalf of Sheriff Gordon Smith, asking that the amount be approved immediately so they can begin the hiring process. We cant express enough how urgent this is, he said, explaining other agencies that can pay more. (Sheriff Smith was in Gilchrist County to support Sheriff Bobby Schultz after a gunman killed duty.) Maj. Smith showed the commission clips of headlines from around the state to prove they were not alone. Comparatively, Bradford has a much smaller amount than many to come up with, but as a rural county Bradford doesnt have the tax base to support partially funded state mandates, either. The intention of our state government was in the right 2A Bradford County Telegraph Thursday, April 26, 2018 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 Daniel Hildebran, General Manager Editor: Mark J. Crawford Sports Editor: Cliff Smelley Advertising: John R. Tillman Typesetting: Eileen Gilmore Advertising & Newspaper Prod: Beth Tillman Bookkeeping & Classified Adverts: Heather Wheeler Bookkeeping Asst: Linda Lacombe Front office Asst: Jenny Starnes Publisher: John M. Miller Subscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months LAWN SERVICES Mowing Weed Eating Edging Hedge Trimming FREE ESTIMATESLIC# 2199 INSUREDGUNTERS HANDYMAN SERVICEOffice:904-964-8450Cell: 904-966-3017 BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor The National Transportation Safety Board blamed the actions of a Lawtey pilot on a crash that killed the man and two passengers. On Dec. 26, 2016, a Cessna 182 crashed into a mountainside as the plane descended toward the Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge airport in Sevierville, Tennessee. On board were pilot David Starling, 41, his son: Hunter Starling, 8, and the pilots girlfriend: 42-year-old Kim Smith of High Springs. Keystone Heights Airpark. the NTSB said the probable cause of the accident was conditions that required Contributing to the accident was the pilots established antiauthority attitude, the report said. His contempt for rules and regulations was consistent with an anti-authority attitude, which is hazardous to safe operation of aircraft. Last month the NTSB issued and this month, issued its probable cause. The March report quoted who told investigators that on numerous occasions, he saw Starling take off from Keystone conditions, even though he rules. The instructor also said that Starling pushed his training as hard as he could and cut corners wherever he could. than 40 years, and I tried to explain to him the history of pilots with an anti-authority attitude, he told NTSB catches up with you. as Starling approached the Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge Airport at 9,500 feet mean sea level, he requested a descent Sevierville, Tennessee facility. The controller instructed the pilot to maintain visual descent, NTSB investigators wrote in the report. Instead, the pilot descended the airplane into a cloud layer between 7,000 ft msl to 5,000 ft msl despite his instructions from air Investigators added that Starling had a history of disregarding rules. The pilots and his airplane was about two months overdue for an annual inspection. In toxicology tests conducted after the crash, the stimulant phentermine was found in Starlings liver. However, investigators added that they could not determine if the potentially-impairing drug contributed to the accident. The report also faulted Starling because the noninstrument-rated private pilot elected to conduct the mountainous terrain without NTSB investigators that he warned Starling on numerous occasions about taking off in weather conditions below Visual Flight Rules minimums, adding that his last warning to the Lawtey man occurred about two weeks before the accident. The instructor added he wasnt alone. I counseled him numerous times about taking instrument training and getting an instrument rating, he told investigators. Lots of us around here did. He couldnt be bothered. He would just iPad and go. Lawtey pilot blamed for fatal crash Ground photo of the crash site. Photo: NTSB Killed in the Dec. 26, 2016 crash were (l-r) David Starling, Hunter Starling and Kim Smith. suspect buried himself alive BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor A spokesperson for the Clay man wanted in Clay and Bradford counties buried himself alive under a house to avoid capture. Sgt. Keith Smith said that around 4 p.m. Wednesday, his the whereabouts of John Luther Bennett, 29. Bennett is wanted in Clay County for resisting aggravated battery. He is also wanted in Bradford County for armed burglary. Smith said deputies drove to a residence on Julliard Avenue and attempted to make contact with the man over the next several hours. When a SWAT team entered the residence, they discovered home, which led them to discovering Bennett buried in the sand underneath the home. Smith added that the suspect fought with deputies when they deployed a police dog to subdue the suspect. Smith said the man suffered a dog bite. This could have ended peacefully, many hours ago, said Smith, but he chose a different routeIf he thought we were just going to leave and then come back another day, he was sadly mistaken. Smith added that Clay deputies few days ago, after the Bradford aware that the suspect was likely in the Keystone Heights area. Smith said that when a Clay deputy attempted to remove Bennett from a vehicle, he drove of the car. John Luther Bennett BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Landowners were reminded during an April 19 workshop that Bradford County is not forcing zoning changes on them but did want them to be aware that the creation of a new land use and a new zoning category could bring changes to the properties around them and the limit the future use of their properties. Construction on State Road 223, commonly known as the Starke Truck Route or Bypass, brought certainty that commercial development would increase around the interchanges with State Road 16 and State Road 100. Seeing reason to regulate these areas differently, county staff worked with the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council to develop the Commercial Highway Commercial Highway Interchange, or CHI, differs from other commercial categories as it focuses on tourist related development like automotive service stations, restaurants and motels, mixing it with limited retail, light manufacturing, and storage and distribution facilities. Truck stops, travel trailer parks or campgrounds, and off-site signs (billboards) are allowed by special exception. Last Thursday, the commission and zoning staff met with landowners around the S.R. 16 interchange. There was a map depicting the land surrounding the interchange with lines marking a quarter mile from the interchange and a half mile from the interchange. The new category does not specify an actual limit, but landowners in that area were contacted about the workshop. Zoning Director Randy Andrews said the county is not forcing a zoning change on anyone. Other questions included how the CHI category would impact property values. Andrews said until land is sold and developed property values near the area wont change, but he also directed the public to the more information. Although there was previous discussion of CHI applying to the land around the intersection of the bypass with U.S. 301 north of Starke near Morgan Road, it will not. CHI is for the interchanges, not the intersections north and south of the city. Andrews said commercial development will be allowed to continue there as before so long as the property is zoned for it. Later during the commission reading of ordinances adding the comprehensive plan and land development regulations were approved, as well as an ordinance distinguishing which land use or prohibit development of a medical marijuana dispensary. Dispensaries will be permitted in commercial and industrial areas provided the facility is not within 500 feet of a school. The county also plans to have a workshop with landowners around the S.R. 100 interchange. Community News Need help with addiction? A new DAA (Drug Addicts Anonymous) group is meeting on Friday nights at 7 p.m. at 721 Old Lawtey Road in Starke. For more information, go to DDAUSA.org or call 352-2783436. Registration open for True Vine summer program True Vine Outreach Ministry will be hosting its second annual Summer Youth Impact Program June 11July 20, 2018. to sixth-graders, and only 25 students will be accepted into the program. The program will run each day from 8 a.m. p.m. with aftercare available until 6 p.m. The cost is $300 per participant, which movie tickets. The fee deadline is May 14. Installment payments are welcome. However, the full registration cost is required in order to secure your childs space in the program. The registration cost will increase to $350 after the May 14 deadline. If you opt to pay the $350, the deadline is May 27 or until all 25 seats have are nonrefundable. The summer will focus on providing an environment where your child can have fun, learn, grow and enjoy their experience in an academy style atmosphere. This program will also offer a fun introduction to science and technology, engineering, math, reading, and chance for them to meet new be on hand to teach the intensive curriculum while providing an excellent opportunity to advance your child in their skills and techniques. Come fall, students will be prepared to excel in math, science and beyond. Your child will be in a safe environment as your childs safety and wellYou may register one of three ways: online at www. truevinemin.org; in person at the church (422 Saint Clair St. in Starke) between 8:30 a.m.:30 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays; or by mail to the church at P.O. Box 1255, Starke, FL 32091. Feel free to contact the church at 904questions regarding the program. Kindergarten registration Hampton Elementary School will open kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year on Wednesday, May 9, from 3 p.m. in Room 05005 Please bring an original Social Security card, up-to-date record of immunizations, current physical record, and emergency address with two proofs of address. Workshop highlights bypass zoning category Plan in place to hire place. Theres no doubt about that, said. Maj. Smith. Even so, he said they were disappointed that didnt include allocating the required funding. Once we have your approval and know where the funding is coming from, were going to move forward to abide by this law, he said. That means hiring deputies in time for the start of the next school year. Among the questions for Smith, Commissioner Frank Durrance asked if the sheriffs budget to contribute. They are economizing. Smith said they would modify their standard of for the schools, where one supervisor will oversee all of and work one of the campuses himself. This saves money. In neighboring Clay County, the multiple sergeants, and none of them will do double duty as a See HIRE, 3B
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 3A Rep. Bobby Payne presents a replica of Former House Speaker Eugene S. Matthews to Matthews granddaughters during a ceremony on Friday, April 20: (L-r) Jeannette Meister, Betsy Meng, Anne Miller and Mary Agnes Goldwire. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor State Rep. Bobby Payne presented a replica portrait of former Speaker of the House Eugene S. Matthews to his family during a ceremony at the Call Street Cafe in Starke, Friday, April 20. Matthews represented Bradford County in the House in 1904, 1907, 1911 and 1923. In 1907 Matthews served as speaker, focusing on the infrastructure needs of the state. He was also publisher of the Bradford County Telegraph for 40 years. from the Capitol Building to portrait of outgoing Speaker moved Matthews portrait to the Old Capitol Building. Payne had a replica of the portrait made and presented it to Matthews family members on Friday. He said that Matthews put Starke and Bradford County on the map by bringing State Road 200, later designated as U.S. Route 301 through the town. Payne also noted that the Telegraph remains in Matthews family, adding that his granddaughter Anne Miller and her husband John, in addition to great-great-grandchildren John Ryan Tillman and Jenny Starnes are involved with the business today. Eugene S. Matthews was born in 1872 in Fort Call, then located in Bradford County, but now in Union. He began his newspaper career at age 11. In the late 1800s, he edited and published three newspapers in Marion County: the Lake Weir Independent, the Dunnellon News, and the Daily Capitol. In 1891 Matthews served as the Dunnellon Town Clerk and reported on the poor treatment of inmates from phosphate mine owners. He also served as a captain in the First Volunteer Florida Infantry, which was mobilized during the Spanish-American War. The regiment was to participate in an invasion of Cuba. However, the war ended while the regiment was training in Alabama. In 1893 Matthews moved to Starke and along with Ben Farmer purchased the Bradford County Telegraph. Matthews bought out his partner one year later. From 1924 to 1946 Matthews served on the Florida Railroad Commission. It was in that capacity that he used his through Bradford County. Right: Portrait of Eugene S. Matthews resource center (L-r) Keren Hardee: Answers Resource Facility director of nursing and client care in Starke, Alberto Alzate, MD: Shands Starke chief of staff, Joelle Innocent-Simon, DO: Shands Starke vice chief of staff, Lucien Abboud, MD: Shands Starke cardiologist, Mohammad Ibrahim, MD: Shands Starke hospitalist, Sriramulu Aprameya: MD: director of nursing and client care in Keystone Heights, Tori Durrance: Answers administrative assistant, Sierra Hobbs, PA: Shands Starke physician assistant, Arjun Bamzai, MD: Shands Starke pediatrician and John Emery: Shands Starke CEO. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor The physicians at Shands Starke donated $1,000 to Answers Resource Facility earlier this month. Shands Starke CEO John Emery said that typically, as part of its observance of National Doctors Day, the hospital gives a bonus to its physicians. However, this year, the medical staff elected to contribute the money to a local charity. You guys do such a wonderful job here taking care of our patients, Emery told the doctors during a check presentation. For you guys to elect to do something like this for our community shows you are top notch. Unfortunately, we only get one day a year to say, thank you but really its every day. Joanna Weldon, CEO of Answers Resource Facility, said her organization has been serving women in the Keystone Heights area for seven-and-a-half-years and recently opened a second location in Bradford County. I see us as a triage department, she told Shands Starke physicians and administrators. A woman can come in and we will sit down and assess what kind of needs she has: emotional, spiritual, whatever is going on. Weldon said the organization offers no-cost or very-low-cost pregnancy and other testing, in addition to limited obstetricalultrasound services. If we cannot service what her needs are within our facility, Weldon added, then we kind of hold her hand to get her to the next location, whether it be abuse counseling or housing or any type of medical care she may need. We support her to the next step and we stay involved with her as long as she needs an advocate. Scouts honor WEAGs Chuck Kramer The North Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America honored WEAGs Chuck Kramer during the scouts American Values Dinner, held April 12 at the Florida National Guard Amory. County Commissioner Chris Dougherty, State Rep. Bobby Payne and other Walters, Boy Scouts of America North Florida Council. Clerk, manager budget duties revisited BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor A Starke City Commission discussion on the availability of budget information led to familiar questions about belong with the city clerk or city manager. Some commissioners have been asking for regular budget reports, but it was the format of the latest report prepared by the citys CPA that bothered some commissioners. The streamlined document was shorter than the previous 72page report but not easier for commissioners to read, and Commissioner Tommy Chastain said information was left out, making it impossible to compare. Chastain said he wanted the full report generated by the citys accounting software at least every other month. City Manager Bob Milner said the information comes from the same place, and the manage, but the commission did not embrace it. Chastain said he had a lot of questions and wanted to know where to direct them. Mayor Janice Mortimer, however, criticized the absence of CPA John-Paul Ledford, pointing out that former Finance Director Alica McMillian was present to answer questions when the budget was up for discussion. Whenever there is a question I would have about the budget during our meetings I would like to have the person whos responsible for this information to be here to answer the question, she said. She doesnt want questions and answers shared through a third party like Milner, whom she acknowledged was not Ledfords supervisor; City Clerk Ricky Thompson is. Milner welcomed the commissions questions about the budget and said if he couldnt answer them, he would consult with Ledford to get those answers. Or, Commissioner Travis Woods said, they could go and ask Ledford directly. But I need to know if the commissioners arent getting information theyre asking for, I dont care who they work for, Milner said. Were not getting it, Commissioner Wilbur Waters said. Mortimer then turned to the board and said it are interfering with the commission getting budgetary information or answers. Im of the mindset that we decisions as to who works for whom, maybe decide on switching up duties according to our charter, she said. There are duties that need to be in to remain there as they are assigned by the city charter, but others that could just as easily be assigned to the city manager, she said. belong to the city manager, according to Mortimer. In the charter, city clerk and treasurer are spoken of as separate positions, as are the other defunct positions of tax assessor and tax collector the clerk being the only For some time, duties related to these other positions have been vested with the city clerk, along with all of the duties the commission has assigned by ordinance such as utility billing. The city manager position was created by ordinance in 2002 after former City Clerk Linda Johns fought to preserve the autonomy commissioners at the time wanted her employees under the city managers authority like any other department, and Mortimer was one of them. In the end, the ordinance directed them to work together on supervising expenditures, but budget preparation rested with the city manager. Mortimer said running from one side to the other and still not getting what they need in the format they need it is frustrating. Waters said he tried to get this sorted out months ago but didnt get very far. Commissioner Travis Woods separation of duties and said hes never been turned without the information he needed. Chastain said he cannot get his questions answered and called for a workshop to address expectations prior to beginning work on next years budget. Ive just given up trying to not good, he said. Hes not just thinking about the present but the future when they expect the construction of the bypass and overpass will impact tax and utility revenue. Commissioner Danny Nugent talked about clarifying the chain of command, and he agreed with Chastain about the need to look down the road and make plans. Waters said Thompson has been recovering from medical issues and he hasnt wanted to burden him until he is back full time. That being said a workshop on division of duties will be postponed until Thompson returns. In the meantime, Milner was told to get an early start working on the budget with Ledford. Mortimer asked the city attorney to research the clerks charter duties and report back at the next commission meeting. hire enough deputies to relieve to illness or injury. Bradford will have to pull a deputy off the road to cover the school if that happens. Commission Chairman Ross Chandler said hes certain the board wants to do what is right for students and their families, but how much would have to be decided by those who hold the purse. Its going to be tough for us going forward, he said. Its going to be a squeeze. Purse holder Ray Norman had some questions. The county clerk wanted to clarify what the startup and recurring costs will be. To cover the $423,550 startup cost, he suggested pulling the money from the jail set-aside fund revenue from housing out-ofcounty inmates that is held in reserve to cover catastrophic inmate health costs and special projects. There is just under $1.5 million accumulated, Norman said. That could cover the startup costs without dipping below $1 million reserve required for unexpected health care bills. Last year, the sheriff got the board to agree to split any housing revenue above $1 million with commission and sheriff must be willing to split the $423,550 cost to begin hiring and training new deputies. Annual recurring costs will have to be worked into the sheriffs budget, with hope the state will allocate more money for school safety in the future. Everybody loves kids, and its a good law, but its a bad law, Norman said, summarizing a widespread belief that legislators acted too hastily. Theres a lot of things that need to be looked at and addressed. Its going to be a burden on taxpayers, Commissioner Chris Dougherty said. We certainly need to take care of our kids, but the way it was passed this is something generations will pay for. With that said, Dougherty moved to approve the use of jail set-aside funds to cover the startup costs, and the commission voted unanimously in favor. Another aspect of the law is authorization of the Guardian Program. The sheriff and superintendent of schools both agree that the Guardian Program will be used to train non-teaching personnel who volunteer how to respond to an emergency, allowing them to carry and use a HIRE Continued from 2B
4A Bradford County Telegraph Thursday, April 26, 2018 and Jim Crawford. Starke contractor loses $2 million lawsuit BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor A Clay County judge awarded the Keystone Heights Airpark over $2 million in damages, saying that a Starkebased contractor over-used the wrong material during a 2008 construction project. In an April 13 judgment, Circuit Judge Don H. Lester wrote that Pipeline Contractors Inc. breached its contract with the airpark authority when it selected and improperly used a material called EZBase as a sub-base stabilizing material when performing site work at the airpark. The site work was for a 10-unit t-hangar, a four-unit bulk hangar and associated aprons and taxiways. Lester also ordered Hanover Insurance Company to pay the airpark authority $1,128,691.50 bond Hanover issued for the construction project. He wrote in a 31-page decision that upon completion of the acceptance and payment, the concrete hangar slabs and the asphalt pavement of the aprons and taxiways, all constructed by Pipeline, prematurely deteriorated and failed due to severe surface cracking, heaving and similar defects that were underlying sub-base. The engineer for the project: Passero Associates LLC, investigated the defects and recommended that Pipeline remove the sub-base material. Pipeline declined to perform the recommended remediation, wrote Lester, and, therefore, payment to Pipeline. Legal action In 2010, Pipeline sued the airpark authority for payment. against the contractor, the insurance company and the Passero failed to properly supervise Pipeline, as required in Passeros master agreement with the airpark authority. judgment, Lester released Passero of liability, due to a damage limitation provision in Passeros contract with the airpark authority. The airpark is appealing that judgment. During a November 2017 bench trial in Green Cove Springs, Pipeline blamed the construction defects on Passeros design of the hangars and subbase. The company also said that the existence of organic material underneath the sub-base contributed to the damage. EZBase EZBase is a construction material marketed by the Jacksonville utility: JEA. The material is left over bed ash from the electric generating process at the utilitys Northside Generating Station, which uses two boilers fueled with coal, petroleum coke and limestone. JEA markets EZBase as a substitute for lime rock, concrete, and asphalt. Judge Lester wrote in his judgement, that the most popular sub-base in Florida: lime rock is permeable, allowing water to pass through it. However, when EZBase comes into contact with water, its chemical reaction is hydration, which can cause the material to swell. Scott Schultz, the retired Director of Byproduct Services for JEA, said during the trial that when too much EZBase is used, it becomes rigid. An uplift in the water table, Lester wrote recalling Schulzs testimony, rather than migrating through the sub-base, can cause the now rigid sub-base to heave upward and crack, which in turn the base layer to the surface. Lester wrote that although Pipeline ordered a test of the native soils at the site, during the trial, Pipelines principal conceded that he had already decided to use EZBase when he submitted his bid for the project, weeks before he submitted the soil sample. This evidence supports a its duty with respect to material selection by deciding to use any foreign material whether EZBase or any other off-site material for stabilization of the sub-base, since the information available to Pipelineshowed that the native soil alone met the requirements Schultz also bolstered the airparks claim that Pipeline used too much EZbase on the project. construction, he was still employed with JEA, and visited the airpark after heaving and cracks started to appear on the surface. He said that based on his experience, two truck loads of EZBase would have been amount of soil stabilization for the job. He added that he was taken aback when he learned that Pipeline had instead applied 130 truckloads of EZBase to the project. Damages Lester wrote that to remediate the damage to the hangars, the entire structures, except for the doors, must be demolished and rebuilt. In addition, the entire sub-base layer of the area must be replaced. The airparks expert estimated the cost for such work at $2,053,570.31. Lester also awarded the airpark an additional $35,400 for lost rents the authority could have collected, had the hangars been in operation. Airpark Attorney Jim Taylor credited the authoritys board and two chairmen: Noel Thomas and David Kirkland for sticking by their convictions that the airpark was entitled to damages. Taylor added that given the extensive cost of litigation and the authoritys limited funds, the decision to continue the sevenyear case was not easy. Ron Denmark, president of Pipeline, said he is weighing is options on his next course of action. The aprons and taxiways prematurely deteriorated and failed due to severe surface underlying sub-base. Law Enforcement Fallen Heroes Honored at Starke Event BY TRACY LEE TATE Telegraph-Times-Monitor Survivors of law enforcement duty gathered to see their loved ones honored at Madison Street Baptist Church in Starke Tuesday evening. The annual Bradford and Union County Law Enforcement brought together representatives of the Starke Police Department, the Bradford and Union county Highway Patrol and the Florida Department of Corrections to honor the fallen and their survivors. were escorted to their seats by members of the Bradford Guard. Starke Police Chief Jeff Johnson, who served as master of ceremonies, welcomed attendees to the memorial service. Johnsons agency hosted the event. The Rev. Justin Kirksey, pastor at Madison Street Baptist Church, offered the invocation, the Union Correctional Institutions Color Guard presented the colors. Daniel Crews, of Daniel Crews Ministries, sang the national anthem and Eighth Judicial Circuit State Attorney Bill Cervone led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance. Johnson then returned to the podium and recognized the agencies which were participating in the event, then introduced the guest speaker: Lawtey Police Chief Shane Bennett, himself a survivor of a Bennett talked about fallen at their loved ones tables and said all of the fallen, and their survivors, were owed support for their loss that never stops and that they, and their fallen loved ones, deserved all the respect and remembrance they could receive. He said that for no reason or sense, evil exists in our world are there to combat it. He noted of 2018, 44 law enforcement U.S. At the end of the day, we are all one team, Bennett said. We rise and fall, breathe and bleed together. We all seek to do our job and serve others. Bennett noted that the prisons in Bradford and Union counties held some of the worst offenders in the state and yet there had been no escapes or people injured by inmates within his memory. He considered to be fellow law distinction, by all of the agencies represented at the event. We live in places which still have a small-town feel, where just about everyone knows their we live in the best part of Florida, where the counties are small, Bennett said. Bennett told the group of survivors that he was one of their number, having lost his greatgrandfather, who held the same position that Bennett now holds, in 1921 when he was killed during an arrest. Bennet said it was a constant battle, one which many sheriffs and chiefs lost sleep over, to prepared, equipped and safe as possible in the performance of their duties. We may be at home in bed at night, but we all know they are out there alone, working, and it is a worry, Bennett said. For those who are fallen, we have was not in vain. One way is to continue their watch. Another is to learn from what has happened to them and use that to ask our take as much as possible. We need you. Starke Mayor Janice Mortimer took the podium and read a proclamation, approved by the Starke City Commission at its April 3 meeting, designating the week of May 13-19 to be National Police Week in honor of Bradford County Emergency Medical Services Lt. Ben Carter and Bradford County Wilsey offered a vocal duet, accompanying themselves on piano and guitar, of the song Lead Me Home. The program then progressed to the Roll Call of Heroes, with the list read in turns by Johnson, Union County Sheriff Brad Whitehead, Florida State Prison Warden Barry Reddish and Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith. The list covers all fallen law to 2017. Included on the list are: Sheriff George Epperson (1885), Sheriff Henry W. Epperson (1890), Sheriff David Levy Alvarez (1891), Deputy Andrew J. Kite (1899), Starke Marshall Jeff Jones (1903), Deputy Henry O. Richarde (1903), Sheriff Everett E. Johns (1905), Sheriff Joe A. Bennett (1907), Sheriff J.W. Langford (1912), Deputy W.T. Andrews (1914), Constable Richard Bennett (1921), Starke (1951), Assistant Superintendent James G. Godwin (1955), Burtis Jackson (1956), Deputy Hal Croft (1961), Deputy Ronald Jackson (1961), Caddell (1974), (1992), (1995), Deputy Renee D. Azure (2002) and (2009). The 2017 Florida Roll Call of Lawtey Police Chief Shane Bennett At the end of the day, we are all one team. We rise and fall, breathe and bleed together. We all seek to do our job and serve others. Guard ushering families See OFFICERS, 7B
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 5A 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! BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer It was a cold and windy night at this years BradfordKeystone-Union Relay for Life. The normally eight-hour event, in fact, ended early at midnight. Any discomfort felt by participants, though, paled in comparison to what those battling cancer face. Regardless of how cold we are tonight, those cancer patients get even colder at times, said Linda Lee, who served as this years event lead. Fundraising teams selling food and other items raised $3,500 at the American Cancer Society event, which was held April 20 at the Bradford High School track. Money is raised for a full year, though, from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31, so to date, this years Relay for Life has raised $56,000. Give yourselves a round of applause, Lee said when she announced the totals. More than $14,000 of that participating team Chemours (formerly DuPont), which received an award for being an up and coming team. The company used to participate in Baker Countys Relay for Life, but when that event went by the wayside, it got involved in the Bradford-Keystone-Union event. The Bradford County Sheriffs Baptist Churchs Tumornators teams raised $6,823 and $5,949, respectively. Relay for Life is an event that can be pretty emotional for those participating. First, its a celebration, with the opening lap taken by cancer survivors, who receive cheers and applause as they walk the track. Second, its as those whove lost their lives because of cancer are honored during the luminaria ceremony. Small, white paper bags are placed around the track, with each containing a lighted candle. Each bag is personalized to represent someone who is deceased, though some also represent those who are survivors. Some bags featured photos of the person in question, while some featured heartfelt drawings by children. Remembering a treasured relationship Hannah Honour, who was in charge of the luminaria ceremony, said this was the time for people to remember why they are at the Relay for Life. The track is illuminated with bags that represent a treasured relationship, Honour said. Each bag symbolizes a mother, a father, a son or daughter, a friend or loved one. The bags represent our shared hope for a cancer-free future. Honour read a poem by an unknown author entitled, Back Home: I had the power to turn back the clock, Go back to that house at the end of the block, The house that was home when I was a kid, I know that Id love it more now than I did. If I could be back there at my mothers knee, And hear once again all the things she told me, Id listen as I never listened before For she knew so well just what life had in store. And all the advice my dad used to give, His voice Ill remember as long as I live But it didnt seem really important then What Id give just to live it all over again. And what Id give for the chance I once had, To do so much more for my mother and dad, To give them more joy and a little less pain, A little more sunshine a little less rain. But the years roll on, and we cannot go back, Whether we were born in a mansion or in a shack, But we can start right now, in the hour thats here, To do something more for the ones we hold dear. traveling so fast Lets not spend It regretting that which is past But lets make tomorrow a happier day, By doing our good to others today. The track lighting was then shut off, leaving only the glow of the candles. I invite everyone to walk a lap in honor or in memory of someone close to you, who is Honour said. Let each step be in remembrance of our experiences and a step forward in tomorrow. Make a difference as a CAN member Honour and Lee were just two members of the overall Relay for Life leadership team, which also consisted of Virginia Autry, James Eison, Melanie Fuhrman, Chuck Kramer, Esther Lawson, Chris Page, Chrissy Thompson, Vicki Tucker and Lyn Veliz. Fuhrman took time to talk about the Cancer Action Network, which is advocacy side of the American Cancer Society. CAN members speak to legislators and request funding for cancer-medication research. Furhman, who is a breast cancer survivor, said she received three chemotherapy medications. Two were fully funded by the American Cancer Society, so she thanked those at Relay for Life for making a difference. The third medication she received existed because of legislative funding. It costs $10 a year to become a CAN member. It makes a huge, huge difference in what we do, Fuhrman said. The Bradford-KeystoneUnion Relay for Life was one of three CAN events in Florida last year and one of six this year. A CAN event is one which is supported by at least 40 CAN members. Be very, very, very proud that this little area right here is an ACS CAN event, Fuhrman said. Its a big deal. Awards and competition results Lee concluded the night by announcing awards and results. Madison Street Baptist Church was judged as having the best camp site, while Murphys Law (in honor of survivor Stephen Murphy) and Northside Baptist Church were second and third, respectively. In accordance to the events theme, Relay around the World, each camp site represented a country. Madison Street Baptist Church was Egypt, Murphys Law was Ireland and Northside Baptist Church was Paris. The boxcar race was close, with Murphys Law placing Baptist Church. In boxcar design judging, Fuhrmans Fighters (Starke Walgreens) was Walmart placing second and third, respectively. The Chemours team won the frozen T-shirt contest, while Walmart and Southside Elementary School were second and third, respectively. Madison Street Baptist Church won the scavenger hunt. Chemours and Bradford Middle Schools Kiwanis Builders Club were second and third, respectively. A Most Spirited Award will be presented to one of the teams at the upcoming Relay wrap-up party. Bradford-Keystone-UnionRelay for Life raises $3,500 of overall $56K total the boxcar race with their Viking ship. bags. national anthem. Linda Lee was this years the luminaria bags placed died because of cancer.
6A Bradford County Telegraph Thursday, April 26, 2018 Legals BCT Legals 4/26/18 TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That IDE TECHNOLOGIES INC The holder of the following ACCORDING TO THE PLAT PUBLIC RECORDS OF BRADFORD LEWIS WRAY th COURT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FLORIDA TRUSTEE FOR NEW CENTURY SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR NEW A PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS IRON PIPE LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SW SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NE RUN SOUTH FEET TO A FOUND CONCRETE FEET TO A FOUND CONCRETE FEET TO A SET IRON ROD FOR POINT OF BEGINNING THUS TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF A THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY TO AN IRON ROD SET AT THE SAID SOUTHEAST CORNER BEING ON THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF LAST SAID WESTERLY BOUNDARY AND FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING ON THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY OF A ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY BY L Brannon IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR PROBATE DIVISION LARRY EDISON FORD THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF DATE 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Thursday, April 26, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 7A THE REZONING OF LESS THAN TEN OF CERTAIN LANDS WITHIN THE AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FLORIDA and YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action decide how the following real or 4/26 2tchg 5/3-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FLORIDA ASHLEY REVENUE SERVICE TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF THE FEET TO A FOUND IRON ROD FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING A NAIL FOUND ON THE WESTERLY AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF FOUND ON THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF THE RIGHT OF WAY FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS RIGHTS FOR PURPOSES OF ACROSS AND UPON THAT CERTAIN PARCEL DESCRIBED OF LAND TO BE USED AS AN OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF WITH THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH OF OF BEGINNING THUS DESCRIBED RUN THE FOLLOWING COURSES IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR PROBATE DIVISION THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION THE PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED LEGALS Continued from 6B throughout the state was read by Florida Highway Patrol Chief Derek Barrs. Included among those named were: Deputy 1 st Class Norman Cecil Lewis (Orange County SO), Lt. Debra Lucinda Clayton (Orlando PD), Special Agent Ricky ODonald (FBI), K9 Diesel (Sebastian PD), K9 Freckles (FDOC), Montaad (FDOA), Master Sergeant William Trampas Bishop (FHP), (Escambia County DOC), (Kissimmee PD), Sergeant Richard Samuel Howard, III (Kissimmee PD), Deputy Julie Ann EnglandBridges (Hardee County SO) and Sergeant Joseph Ossman (FDOC). Following the reading of the lists of fallen heroes, a moment of radio silence was observed by Bradford County Dispatch and broadcast live to the event. This was followed by a threegun volley by the FDOC RMC Honor Guard and the playing of Taps. Carter and Wilsey took to the stage again and offered a stirring rendition of Amazing Grace, followed by the playing of the same song on the bagpipes by UCSO Deputy Todd Hanlon. The event was then dismissed, with a reception offered for the survivors. OFFICERS Continued from 4B
8A Bradford County Telegraph Thursday, April 26, 2018 CRIME Brooker Elementary holds 5K Run and snacks. Bradford County arrests: Ryan Wayne Chesser, 31, Starke was arrested April 21 by Starke police for shoplifting and possession of marijuana. Ariel Danielle Counts, 26, of Gainesville was arrested April 18 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear and for driving with a suspended or revoked license. Kristopher Lane Edgy, 18, of Keystone Heights was arrested April 19 by state troopers for selling marijuana, possession of drug equipment and possession of marijuana. Graham was arrested April 22 by Starke police for larceny. Aaron Charles Gunter, 39, of Lawtey was arrested April 18 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Stephen Scott Harrison, 46, of Jacksonville was arrested April 17 by Bradford deputies for a probation violation. Christopher Everett Henley, 37, of Starke was arrested April 22 by Bradford for deputies for withholding support and a probation violation. He was also arrested by Starke police for or revoked license and reckless driving. Charles Paul Johnson, 36, Starke was arrested April 22 by Bradford deputies for battery and an out-of-county warrant. Amber Nychole Parker, 27, Starke was arrested April 19 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Mason C. Shimer, 18, of Hawthorne was arrested April 19 by state troopers for possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Coral Evan Summerlin, 19, of Middleburg was arrested April 21 by Starke police for possession of liquor, possession of drugs and possession of drug equipment. Union County arrests: Priscilla Lacy Gilmore, 41, of Lake Butler was arrested by Union deputies on April 17 on a Union County warrant for violation of probation felony. Tanya Louise Green, 43, of Lake Butler was arrested by Union deputies on April 19 on a Union County warrant for violation of probation felony. Lisa Marie Jones, 50, of Lake Butler was arrested on the morning of April 19 by Union deputies for possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) without a prescription, possession of marijuana and possession of narcotic equipment. She was arrested by Union Deputies the evening of the same day on a warrant for selling marijuana within 1,000 feet of public housing or a school and possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. She was arrested again three days later (April 22) by Union deputies on a warrant for manufacturing opium or a derivative within 1,000 feet of public housing or a school, possession of opium or a derivative within 1,000 feet of public housing or a school, possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams and distribution of marijuana. Andrew Charles Love, 46, of Lake Butler was arrested April 19 on a Union County Warrant for possession of opium or a derivative within 1,000 feet of public housing or a school with intent to sell or deliver, manufacturing of opium or a derivative within 1,000 feet of public housing or a school, possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams and distribution of marijuana. While being arrested at his residence on the warrant, Love was arrested and charged with new charges for possession of marijuana and possession of narcotic equipment the items on a table in his home. Camekco Catrice Webb, 36, address unknown, was arrested April 16 by Union deputies on two Union County warrants. One warrant was for trespassing after a warning violation of school safety zone within 500 feet, disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace interfering with school administration functions. The second warrant was for making a fraudulent Keystone HeightsMelrose arrests: Jason Travis Cross, 36, was arrested in Keystone Heights April 23 for a writ a bodily attachment. Justin Jennings Ervin, 30, was arrested April 17 in Keystone Heights for selling methamphetamine. Glenn Preston Haynes, 25, was arrested April 18 in Keystone Heights for a probation violation. Michael Trace McMillan, 25, was arrested April 20 in Keystone Heights for driving with a suspended or revoked license. Arlee Douglas Terrell, 54, was arrested April 18 in Keystone Heights for violating and injunction for protection against domestic violence. Christian Poley White, 28, was arrested April 22 in Keystone Heights for simple battery and violating an injunction for protection against domestic violence.
Thursday, April 24, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 5B Socials !"##"$% !"#$$%"&'()*"!"#'+#$$%*"!",-./01'* !"2'3(1"!"&$4",1$5'"!"2$6.1'"7$8' !"9$88':;.(1"!"&.%'3.8'"#$$%* !",.<./0"!"#$33'/"=$$<"#'51(;'8'/3 !"##$#%&'()% "!" *+,-../$01234 444>&'4.*=(1)':#$$%./0>;$8 56-7-28334$93:8$ %37;<,3 56-7-28334$93:8$ =-77-28<3: 56-7-28334$93:8$ >7<,3: !"##$%&''$())*+,+*-)). STARKE Susan St. John Voliva, 73, of Sevierville, Tennessee formerly of Starke, died Friday, March 30, 2018 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. She was born in Gainesville on Dec. 30, 1945 to the late Edwin Heath and Mary (Paulling) St. John. Prior to retirement she worked as a legal secretary. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Eddie St. John. Survivors are: her husband of 53 years, Doug Voliva of Sevierville; daughter, Samantha Voliva of Tennessee; brothers, Johnny (Kellye) McCormick, David (Kelly) McCormick all of Keystone Heights, and Jimmy McCormick of Gainesville; two grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 29 at Crosby Lake Cemetery. Local arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. STARKE Thomas George "Tom" Whaley, age 85, of Starke passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville after a brief illness. He was born on April 22, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan to Archie and Ann Marie (Putkela) Whaley. Mr. Whaley retired in 1994 after being a banker for 40 years. He was a resident of Tampa before he and his wife moved to Starke 25 years ago. Tom was a member of Kingsley Lake Baptist Church where he served as Deacon for many years. He was also the Financial Secretary & Association Clerk with the New River Baptist Association in Starke. A veteran of the US Navy, Tom loved his church and was a devoted family man. He is preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Dorothy Malkowski and Pat Foor. Tom is survived by: his beloved wife of 63 years, Barbara W. Whaley of Starke; daughters, Lynn Whaley of Starke, Kelli (Danny) Luke of Starke, Jana (Jerry) Revels of Starke, and Mindi (John) Raymond of Valrico; and sisters, MaryAnn DeMartino of Michigan, and Peggy Murphy of Tampa. Also left are his grandchildren, Erin (Lamar) Waters, Josh (Shelley) Luke, Kaitlyn (John) Nicula, Jolee (Timothy) Lee, Jerrica (David) Castellon, Jaren (Brad) Melvin, Jacie (Jeremy) Bias, Jake Sansom, Kyle Sansom, Tyler Raymond, Trevor Raymond, and Tanner Raymond; great-grandchildren, Kale Waters, Kanaan Waters, Kyson Waters, Raegan Luke, Judson Luke, Baylor Nicula, Brix Nicula, Kayden Lee, Koleson Lee, Paislee Sapp, and Layla Castellon; and along with many other family members and friends. The family will receive friends from 57 pm at DeWitt C. Jones Chapel on Thursday, April 26. Memorial services will be 11:00 am Friday, April 27, 2018 at Kingsley Lake Baptist Church with Pastor Jonathan Rodriguez, Pastor Zeb Cook, and Pastor Ron Kimbrell Missions Program at Kingsley Lake Baptist Church, 6289 Mary Dot Lane, Starke, FL 32091 or to New River Baptist Association, P.O. Box 358, Starke, FL 32091. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Starke. 904-964-6200. www.jonesgallagherfh.com PAID OBITUARY Pete and Ethel Douglas were married on May 3, 1958 in North Charleston, South Carolina at Cooper River Baptist Church. They have four children, Sandy Douglas, Susan (Don) Davis, Scott Douglas and Sarah (Mark) Savage. They also have six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A celebration is planned for Saturday, May 5th from 2-4 pm at Brooker Baptist Church, Brooker. Friends and family are invited to come celebrate with us. Pete and Ethel Douglas F$01&' )00)0*6'&0'>1").'X@')0'83467&03B Q#77&LP6'79&T";0'6)0*.3')0'7+3' 63-&0$'9&;.$'*)53'7+3'N0$)#06' ShT?XC'eTeV'7+3'&0.4'";06'7+34P$' 033$B':&L'30$3$'7+3'*#A3'9+30' +3'$"&53')0'79&'";06'&%%'#'$&;<.3' ";.3')07&'3%%3-7B d!NB':&003"'Z67330C'9+&'9307' XT%&"T\C'$"&53')0'7+"33'";06'#6' 93..B Q#77&LC'9+&'9307'YT%&"TYC'#0$' >.3L'8#0&6C'9+&'9307'XT%&"TXC' 3#-+'+#$'79&'d!NB *)5)0*';1'7+"33'+)76'#0$'0&'9#.=6B' M+3'N0$)#06'3073"3$'7+3'*#A3' &%%'#0'`T\'.&66'#7'R&"7+'Q#")&0' &0'>1").'?gB M"34'>.6#<"&&=P6'6&.&'+&A3' ";0'7)3$'7+3'*#A3'#7'?T?')0'7+3'7&1' &%'7+3'%&;"7+C'<;7'R&"7+'Q#")&0' <&77&A'&%'7+3')00)0*B >.6#<"&&=C'9+&'#.6&'+)7'#' $&;<.3C'9307'YT%&"T\'9)7+'7+"33' d!NC'9+).3':&.730':"#03'9307' XT%&"TY'9)7+'#0'd!NB'8#)6&0' (#"534'9307'XT%&"T\B 83467&03'1.#43$'d)$*35)39' 7+)6'1#67'M;36$#4'#0$':.#4'&0' G3$036$#4C'>1").'X]B'M+3'N0$)#06' -#1'7+3'"3*;.#"'63#6&0'9)7+'#' "$'*#A3'#*#)067'!;-++&.W'&0' M+;"6$#4C'>1").'XeC'#7'g'1BAB M+3'I)67")-7']'7&;"0#A307C' 9+)-+'83467&03')6'+&67)0*C' <3*)06'Q&0$#4C'>1").'Y@C'9)7+' *#A36'#7'?'1BABC'\'1BAB'#0$'g'1BAB' \'1BAB'#0$'g'1BAB'&0'M;36$#4C' Q#4'?C'#0$'7+3'-+#A1)&06+)1'&0' M+;"6$#4C'Q#4'YC'#7'g'1BAB Q#7-+;16'93"3'0&7'=0&90'#7' 1"366'7)A3'#6'#'$)67")-7'*#A3'67)..' +#$'7&'<3'1.#43$'7&'$373"A)03' 633$)0*B
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