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New online science
program helps students
Tigers defeat PDL
to set up showdown
with Sneads. See
more on page lB.
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BY LAUREN DELGADO
Marianna High School stu-
dents can now work on labs and
work on assessments for their
science class from their own
The school has purchased Ex-
plore Learning, a program that
gives students online simula-
tions of various science topics
to work through. Students can
work on the problems anywhere
with a computer and internet course exams scheduled this
"It is perfect for this genera-
tion," said MHS biology teacher
Meilanie Mitchell. "They grew
up with technology. They've
grown up looking at screens for
MHS students of any grade"
level can use Explore Learning;
it covers topics for 3-12 grade
levels. Ninth-grade students in
particular will find the program
helpful with biology ehd-of-
To work through the prob-
lems, students have to manipu-
late variables and work through,
in-depth questions similar
to those on the end of course
exam, Mitchell said.
"The kids have to be in-
volved," Mitchell said. "It's -not
like a game."
So far, the work has been kept
See ONLINE, Page 7A
Explore Learning is. a program that gives students online simulations of
various science problems to work through.
Firewise program held
takes place in
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BY LAUREN DELGADO ;
Representatives of the ,.'
Florida Forest Service .
spoke to Compass Lake
homeowners uand local fire
departments about the .
steps to protecting one's
home and family from -
wildfires at a meeting on
The Compass Lake in the Ai a
Hills Voluneeti Fire De-
partment a Pked the forest
service to speak to the resi- .
dents to give them more
awareness of how to take
care oftheir homes. .,
"Welivein a verywooded ,
area," said Dofi MacLaren,
assistant fire chief of the
Compass Lake fire depart- ..
ment. "It's very rural. When
we have fire, it can get out
of hand." -
Many residences, not .. .
only in Compass Lake but ".,
in all of Jackson Counr :
ty, are close to heavily
wooded areas, which can
be wildfire hazards, said 9- :
Brian Goddin, a forest ser- i 1. 1:1... .,I' I I,
vice wildfire mitigation Brian Goddin,a wildfire mitigation specialist/public information officer for the Florida Forest Service,
gives a presentation on protecting homes from wildfires during a "Firewise" program for Compass
See FIREWISE, Page 7A Lake in the Hills residents.
Board members want to see
costs before committing
BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
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The city of Marianna plans to re-
hahilitai, and erdnhance the .county-
owned parking lot in front of the old
county jal] in brown. and City Manager
iim Dean has aked the countyto help
pay for the work.
But the county board members
want to know how much it will cost
before they commit. The county com-
mission tabled a decision on Dean's
request to pay half, with the total price
Stag ex pected to be around $186,000,
saying they will wait until the city
bids the project so they can see hard
County Commissioner Willie Spires
may be hard to convince; he said at a
recent boardmeeting that he felt the
county had already done its share, in
He was referring to the county taxes
that go into a Community Redevelop-
ment Area fund controlled by the city.
The CRA borders include the parking
lot in question, along with a sizeable
portion of downtown. Marianna. Its
purpose is to enhance the region it
covers. The city has been improving
See PROJECT, Page 7A
Sneads Family Dollar to se groceries
BY LAUREN DELGADO
- Family Dollar in Sneads will be moving to a larger '-"
location after construction on its new building is .'J ;
completed in the next few moAths.
Family Dollar Communication Director Josh Braver-
man said the store should be opening in late spring .
or early summer. The new store will be about 7,000
Store manager Teresa Moore said she wasn't sure if
the store would be hiring more people, but said they
have hired temporary help in the past.
Customers will see the effects of the change right'"
away, Moore said.
"It'll be tremendous," Moore said. "We'll have a .
wider variety of items and be able to carry.more
Freezers and coolers will be installed in the new
building, allowing the store to sell grocery items. Food :-
stamps will be accepted as well, Moore said.
Family Dollar has been in Sneads since 1997. Braver- M ARKSKiMINER/FLORI'a
man said the company is planning to open between Cashier Jessica Walters restocks the candy aisles shelves Friday at the
450 and 500 new stores, and is renovating 1,000 more. new Family Dollar store on Highway 231 in Cottondale.
The Associated Press
TALLAHASSEE A Florida lawmaker says
prison employees in. his district told him
the Department of Corrections last year had
moved sicker and more-expensive inmates out
of facilities the state was trying to privatize.
Rep. Paige Kreegbl's comment came Thurs-
day at a House workshop on prison privati-
zation.-A Corrections official told the Punta
Gorda Republican that such moves would
be determined by the contract with a private
Private prisons in other states have negotiat-
ed deals restricting what kind of inmates they
will take. Those who are older or have illnesses
such as HIV infection usually cost more to care
for than younger and healthier inmates.
The state is trying to privatize about 30 state
prison facilities in South Florida. That plan was
struck down by a judge but is under appeal.
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n Alcoholics Anonymous closed discussion,
6:30 p.m., 4349 W. Lafayette St., Marianna (in
one-story building behind 4351W. Lafayette St.).
Attendance limited to persons with a desire to stop
Merritts Mill Pond Drawdown A partial
drawdown of Merritts Mill Pond in Marianna starts
this week and is expected to last 30-40 days; refill
begins on or before March 1. Jackson County Parks
and Recycling can be reached at 718-5210.
) Free Employability Workshops Interview
Workshop, 8:30-9:30 a.m., and Resume Workshop,
10-11 a.m. at the Marianna One Stop Career Center,
4636 Highway 90 East, Suite K. To attend, call 718-
Orientation 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the
,:.::.'.viil Career Training Center, 4742 Highway 90,
Marianna.'Find out about and/or sign up for free
services. Call 526-0139.
) Lions Club of Marianna meeting, Jim's Buffet &
Grill, at noon on second and fourth Mondays. Call
) Free Employability Workshop Five Steps to
Rapid Employment, 1-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Jan.
23-Feb. 2 (second class) at the Marianna One Stop
Career Center, 4636 Highway 90 East, Suite K. To
attend, call 718-0456.
) Sneads Elementary School Advisory Coun-
cil Meeting 4 p.m. in the SES Library. Public.
p Board meeting Jackson County Development
Council Inc.'s monthly board of directors meeting
starts at 5 p.m. in the upstairs conference room of
the Nearing Court Office Building at 2840 Jefferson
St. in Marianna. Public welcome.
) Alford Community Organization meeting in the
Alford Community Center, third Mondays, 6 p.m.
New members from Alford, surrounding communi-
ties r. i,: t,:, join. Call 579-4482, 638-4900 or
) Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, 8-9 p.m.
in the AA room of First United Methodist Church,
2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.
St. Anne Thrift Store's January Clothing Spe-
cial: Buy one, get one (equal or lesser value) free.
Hours: 9 a.m. to I p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays at
4285 Second Ave. in Marianna.
Free Internet/Email Class (part 2) -11 a.m.-3
p.m. Goodwill Industries Big Bend Inc. Career
Training Center, 4742 Highway 90, Marianna. Call
)) Sewing Circle 1 p.m. at Jackson County Senior
Citizens, 2931 Optimist Drive in Marianna. Call
)) The Friends of the Library monthly meeting
- 4:30 p.m. in the Jackson County Public Library
conference room. Anyone interested in working with
The Friends is invited.
)) Free Employability Workshop Resourceful-
ness (Part 2), 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Marianna One
Stop Career Center, 4636 Highway 90 East, Suite K.
To attend, call 718-0456.
) Jackson County Board of County Commis-
sioners meeting'- 6 p.m. in the Commission
meeting room on Madison Street in Marianna.
S))Alcoholics Anonymous Open meeting, 8-9
p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Caledo-
nia St:, Marianna, in the AA room.
a Eldercare Services will give out USDA and Brown
Bag food, 8 a.m. at 4297 Liddon St. in Marianna.
Malone City Hall will also give out USDA food at 8
) Free Tax Prep at Chipola 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Wednesday at Chipola College, room M-201. Busi-
ness instructor Lee Shook and student volunteers
provide free tax preparation and electronic filing
(individual returns only). Call 718-2368 for an ap-
pointment; walk-ins may have a longer wait.
) Jackson County Habitat for Humanity Ware-
house hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
) Job Club 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the
Goodwill Career Training Center, 4742 Highway 90,
Marianna. Job Club provides job seeking and job
retention skills. All services are free. Call 526-0139.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open meeting, noon-1
p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Caledo-
nia St., Marianna, in the AA room.
) Jackson County Public Library Advisory
Board Meeting 3 p.m. in the Jackson County
Commission Conference Room. Call 482-9631.
The Jackson Hospital Board of Trustees Fi-
nance Committee convenes for its regular monthly
meeting at 5 p.m. in the Community Room of the
Hudnall Medical Office Building. The Board meeting
will immediately follow. Call 718-2629.
St. Anne Thrift Store's January Clothing Spe-
cial: Buy'one, get one (equal or lesser value) free.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays at
4285 Second Ave. in Marianna.
) Community and Parent Advisory Council
Meeting noon at Citizens Lodge in Marianna.
Hosted by the Jackson County-School Board Dis-
trict. Lunch provided. R.S.V.P. to 482-1200, ext. 242..
)) Free Yoga Class 5:30 p.m. at Chipola Fitness
Center, 4230 Lafayette St. in Marianna..Mats
provided. Offered in partnership with the Jackson
County Health Department's Closing the Gap
program. Call 482-6221.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion,
8-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Cale-
donia St., Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance
limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking.
D Free employability workshops Budgeting
Workshop, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Employ Florida Market-
place, 10-11 a.m.; Computer Basics 101,1:30-2:30
p.m.; and College Acceptance, 3-4 p.m. at the
Marianna One Stop Career Center, 4636 Highway
90 East, Suite K. To attend, call 718-0456.
)) Free Credit Score seminar "Credit Basics and
Improving your Credit Score," 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the
Chipola College Business and Technology building,
Room M-108. Call 718-2441 to register.
) Relay for Life fundraiser WKAB Relay for Life
Team will sell chicken plates starting at 10:30 a.m.
at McDaniels Grocery in Sneads. Plates, $5 each,
include chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, bread and
cake. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Soci-
ety. For pre-orders, call 593-6960 or 592-2307.
) The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
annual meeting and Banquet will be at the National
Guard Armory on Highway 90 West in Marianna. The
recipient of "2011 Citizen of the Year" award will be
honored. Call 482-8060.
) Senior Singles Get-Together, 6-8 p.m. on the
last Friday of the month, near the floral department
of Winn-Dixie in Marianna. Single seniors age 50
and older are encouraged to get acquainted, form
friendships. Games, food, prizes and a guest speak-
er are planned. No charge; donations accepted
(proceeds fund charitable endeavors of Marianna's
Gathering Place Foundation). Call 526-4561.
) Celebrate Recovery Adult, teen meetings to
"overcome hurts, habits and hang-ups,"7 p.m. at
Evangel Worship Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road.
Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call 209-7856,
)) Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, 8-9 p.m.
in the AA room at First United Methodist Church,
2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.
Yard Sale fundraiser 7 a.m. to noon (rain
or shine) at The Master's Academy of Northwest
Fla., 4373 Pearl St. in Marianna. Bargain shop for
furniture, clothes, toys, tools and more, and visit
the school's new building. Proceeds benefit the
non-profit school. Call 482-3828 to donate quality
The submission deadline for this calendar is two days before publication. Submit to: Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan, P. 0. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447
email email@example.com, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.
The Marianna Police De-
partment listed the following
incidents for Jan. 19, the latest
available report: One accident
with no injury, one suspicious
incident, two highway obstruc-
tions, one burglary, two verbal
disturbances, one burglar
alarm, one fire alarm, one panic
alarm, 10 traffic stops, one lar-
ceny complaint and one animal
The Jackson County Sheriff's
Office and county Fire/Rescue
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for Jan. 19,
of these calls may be related
to after-hours calls taken on
behalf of Graceville and Cot-
tondale Police departments):
One abandoned vehicle, three
suspicious vehicles, four suspi-
cious incidents, four suspicious
persons, one highway obstruc-
tion, two verbal disturbances,
one pedestrian complaint, one
fire call, nine medical calls,
three burglar alarms, 13 traffic
stops, three larceny complaints,
one civil dispute, two trespass
complaints, one assault, two
animal complaints, one assist
of a motorist or pedestrian,
four public service calls, four
transports, and four threat/
The following persons were
booked into the county jail dur-
ing the latest reporting periods:
) Hakhelius Moore, 18,
2932 Sunset Drive, Marianna,
attempted murder, armed
) Charles Sheffield, 29, 7955
Johns Drive, Sneads, driving
while license suspended/re-
voked (knowingly), hold for
) Selina Donaldson, 23, 3159
Clemdell Lane, Campbellton,
violence, criminal mischief.
)) Shannon Taylor, 40, 5265
Cliff St., Graceville, violation of
) Bobby Freeman, 37, 2860
Popular Springs Road, Mari-
anna, worthless checks-two
JAIL POPULATION: 202
To report a crime, call CrimeStoppers
at 526-5000 or a local law enforcement
agency. To report a wildlife violation, call
-"j^ High: 74
-;- .--Law: 60
Commune H ity Cailentar
Jazelyn La'Nae Miller was
born at 7:05 a.m. on Jan. 9,
2012 at Jackson Hospital
in Marianna. She weighed
5 pounds, 14 ounces and
was 19V2 inches at birth-
Her parents are Arnicia
Hall and Darryl Miller.
are Gus Mill of Bartow, and
Josephine Sloan of Talla-
hassee. Maternal grand-
parents are the late Chris-
tine Hall, and John and
Brina Paige Gonzalez was
born at4:26 p.m. on Jan. 10,
2012 at Jackson Hospital in
Marianna. She weighed 6
pounds, 8 ounces and was
19 inches long at birth.
Herparents areTaree Cur-
ry and Jhonny Gonzales.
Grandparents are Gary
and Natasha Curry of
Kaegan Robert Leonard
was born at 10:20 p.m. on
Jan. 11, 2012 at Jackson.
Hospital in Marianna. He
weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounc-
es and was 19 inches long
His parents are Lasha
Leonard and Anthony
Grandparents are Rob-
ert Newkirk, Pellie Wilson,
Frank Brown and Almanda
Jocelyn Kennedy Brock
was born at 2:57 p.m. on
Jan. 11, 2012 at Jackson
Hospital in Marianna. She
weighed 9 pounds, 9 ounc-
es and was 20 inches long,
. Her parents are Taylor
Rolling and Clint Brock.
Grandparents .are Don
and Sylvia Rolling of Boni-
fay, and Keresa Brock and
Ray Brock of Graceville.
Ka'Mari Cortez McNealy
was at 3:18 p.m. on Jan. 13,
2012 at lackson Hospital
in Marianna. He weighed
5 pounds, 13 ounces and
was 184 inches long at
Hi' parents are Rosan-
na Lopez and Reginald
Grandparents are Ra-
chel and Isreal Hernandez.
Shirely Keys and Regi-
nald McNealy romn Grand
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Zade Tyus of Srieads cel-
ebrated his third birthday,
on Dec. 15,201'1. He is the
son of Timmy and Keli
Tyus of Sneads, and big
brother to Farrah.
Grandparents are Deb-
bie and Michael Shaw of
Chattahoochee, Beth and
Keith Tyus of Grand Ridge,
and Steve Harrison of
lune Harrison of Sneads
and Ida Wagner, also of
An airplane- heemed
party was held Dec. 11
at Zade's house, where
approximately 40 guests
enjoyed pizza, chips, dip
and a three-layer airplane
Find time to get away to the beaches
BYTHOMAS VINCENT MURPHY
t's getting closer to the time
when thousands of tour-
ists will be driving along our
roadways and flying into our part
of the country to spend time on
the beaches in our section of the
I wasn't aware of this part of the
country until my brothers and our
families made a point of getting
out of the big cities and heading to
the beach twice a year. After some
research, we found that some of the
best and most beautiful beaches
in the world were in the Northwest
Florida area of the country.
We found out for ourselves that
the slogan "The most beautiful
beaches in the world" couldn't be
too far from the truth. There prob-
ably aren't very many places where
you can appreciate the countryside
and many waterways, and also ex-
perience awesome beaches in the
same area, as we can in our vicinity.
Since moving to this part of the
country, I have noticed that many
of the citizens living here either
aren't interested in the beaches,
special this part of
S our country is. So
each year around
this time, when I
start seeing the com-
Thomas mercials promoting
MUrphy and advertising our
area to those in other
parts of the country, I
feel obligated to remind you what a
fantastic area we reside in.
People from all over the United
States and other parts of the world
come to our neck of the woods to
find relaxation, and to enjoy the
atmosphere; whether through hik-
ing in one of our state parks while
observing our natural resources, or
by spending time on our beaches.
Many spend large sums of money
for transportation and lodging to
enjoy some of the things that we
can enjoy in our natural surround-
ings and have access to each day.
Young folks come to our beaches
from colleges and universities
Holden is 9 -
Tra'Kaya' D. Holden of
herninth birthday on
Jan. 3, 2012. She is the
daughter of Racquel
Dunston of Greenwood
and Travis Holden of
Maternal grandparents '
are Cassandra Cooper of
Marianna, and Larry and
Faith Dunston of Itari-
anna. Great-grandmoth- .
er is Evelyn McKinnex.
are Amelia Holden and
Apart- was held lan.3 .
at Chuck E. Cheese with '
family and friends. .. . .
Ice cream party
Blakely Rai Tyus of Grand Ridge cel-
ebrated her second birthday No\v. 20.
2011. She is the daughter of \\hitney
and Roy Tyus.
On Nov. 19, an ice-cream-thernd
party -was held at Shady Grove Pente-
costal Holiness Church.
Blakely and her guests enjoyed
making their own ice cream sun-
daes, sub sandwiches and cupcakes.
The children also loved the bouncy
castle outside and hitting the piiata.
Blakely's friends were given candy
bags to take home.
Aven Jennings Tyus of
Grand Ridge celebrated
his sixth birthday Dec.
23, 2011. He is the son of
Whitney and Roy Tyus.
A bowling party was
PHOTOS BY MARK SKINNER/FLORIDAN
Bobbi is a female bob-tailed
.. . . ,
Tangelo is a female orange
Those interested in adopting any of these animals
from Partners for Pets are invited to visit 4011 Mainte-
nance Drive in Marianna. The shelter's hours are Mon-
days through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturdays,
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The shelter can be reached by calling
482-4570, or by mail at 4415C Constitution Lane, No.
184, Marianna, FL 32448. Or, visit the shelter's website at
held at Kindel Lanes
in Marianna on Dec.
18. Aven and his guests
enjoyed several games of
bowling, pizza, cake and
ice cream. Aven's friends
were 4ll given goodie
bags to take home.
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across the country to take a break
from their academic schedules and
relieve some of the stress school
This is a time in our history
when the economic situation has
negatively affected millions of our
people. We, in our section of the
world, have not been immune to
these tough times. However, we
have some of the best assets one
could ask for, right in our own
neighborhood, when it comes to
finding ways to relax, unwind and
help rid ourselves of some of the
pressures life can bring.
Everyone needs to find time to
get away from the everyday rou-
tine; and take the time to re-fuel
and invigorate themselves. Taking
a vacation to different parts of our
country and the world is great if
you have the time and means to do
so; but try not to overlook the fact
that in this part of the world we are
surrounded by some of the most
beautiful pieces of nature that you
will find anywhere. Why not enjoy it
as much as possible?
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is often able to delay distribution of the funds until he
or she reaches 70V2. (Of course, the funds are available
If the surviving spouse retitles the IRA to his or her own
name, or even rolls it over to an existing IRA, it becomes
that person's IRA to name new beneficiaries and to
delay distribution until age 70V2.
If the account stays in the name of the deceased spouse,
under the beneficiary rules, the survivor will have to
begin taking RMDs by the end of the year following the
death. The survivor could name new beneficiaries, but
would have to continue taking RMDs based on his or
her single life expectancy in the IRA's Life Expectancy
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about JCPL, how to find
the books you want, what
library plans might be on
the horizon, or anything
else, this is a way to ask
and discover! Dewey wants
to hear from you! If you
have library or informa-
tion access questions, all
you have to do is ask. Send
your questions to: library@
Dewey will respond.
I am in love with the
books by a particular au-
thor and I want to know
what books you have by
him. How can I find that?
PATTERSON FAN IN
Dear Patterson Fan,
You can see what books
we have by your favorite
author (or any author) by
accessing the Library Cat-
alog from our website:
a Go to www.jcplfl.org
Click on Library Cata-
SIn the text box, type the
last name of the author,
followed by the first name.
E.g., patterson, james
If you want to limit to
the Jackson County Public
Library or a particular lo-
cation, you can select the
library from the next drop-
)) Click on author
The results will be a list
of titles the Libraries own
along with the location,
format, and availability for
each title. If the item you
want is checked out, you
can come by the Libraries
in Marianna or Grace,.ieL
or the Bookmobile and re-
quest the item so you are
next in line to get it!
In a previous column,
you said I would need to
pay to replace my laminat-
ed library card because it is
falling apart-Wh do I have
to pay for a replacement
card if it is just over-used?
You are very right and
I am sorry for my error in
the previous column. You
do not have to pay to pay
to replace a too-used card!
It is nice to see an over-
used library card and if it
gets too-used, we will be
happy to replace it for free.
However, if you happen
to lose your card, you have
) You can buy a spiffy
new replacement wallet
card and key-chain card
for $3.00, or
P Wec can make your cur-
rent driver's license your
library card for free by us-
ing the tiny barcode num-
ber on the back of your
license as your library card
number. When replacing
a lost card, many patrons
prefer the first option be-
cause the numbers on the
back are much easier to
read, but we will be happy
to replace your lost card
with whichever option you
choose. Just come by the
Marianna or Graceville li-
brary service desks and we
will set you up!
Are the Libraries a WIFi
spot? WIRELESS IN
Yes! The libraries in
Graceville and Marianna
both provide WiFi access
and we encourage you to
come in with your laptops.
We also have laptops you
can use in the libraries.
My child needs to check
our AR books with a cer-
tain reading level and spe-
cific points. Do you have
AR books?-- MS. L
Dear MS. L,
Yes! JCPL is actively try-
ing to build our collection
of current children's litera-
ture and we have many AR
books. You can search the
library catalog (go to the
library website at www.jcp
IfL.org and click on library
catalog) for specific au-
thors, titles, reading levels,
points, and interest levels,
or use the AR Bookfinder
corn in conjunction with
the library catalog to find
what we have. The Staff in
all of the JCPL locations
will be happy to help.
I have read how we
can access the online
magazines via the library
website, but I still need my
PIN. Can I call one of the
libraries to get my PIN?
- MS. C.
It is nice to see you want
to use the library website
at www.jcplfl.org to ac-
cess online articles online!
To access these resources
online, you will need your
library card number and
PIN. We will be happy to
give you your PIN the next
time you are in a library
in Marianna, Graceville or
the bookmobile, but can-
not provide your PIN over
the phone because that's
private information and
we want to make sure we
give private information
only to you! So come in
and, while you are visiting
us in person, we can show
you how to access your
account and the online
resources to make it even
easier for you from home.
Have a Dear Dewey Question?
Dewey wants to hear from
you!Simply email Dewey at library@
jacksoncountyfl.com and Dewey will
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Give state contracts
an expert once-over
Being fast should not be confused with being
efficient, particularly when it comes to
spending the public's money. So lawmakers
should see the state's chief financial officer, Jeff
Atwater, is right that empowering his agency to
review state contracts and stop faulty ones could save
the state millions of dollars.
Another set of eyes on state deals means another
layer of bureaucracy between the time a plan is made
and when it actually gets done. His proposal may
run into ideological opposition from people who
instinctively think smaller is better.
But Atwater has strong evidence on his side.
Florida has no uniform standards for contracts.
State employees spending state money have no clear
guidelines, he says, so oversight is fragmented and
The state's CFO can't be sure that taxpayers' money
is being spent with care. But he has good reason to
suspect that loosely worded contracts are costing the
state lots of money.
His misgiving is based on a review of 364 contracts
and grant agreements, each worth at least $1 million,
for the 2010-11 fiscal year. After putting the fine print
in each contract under his magnifying glass, Atwater
reports that 26 percent had problems that were
A good, tight contract, Atwater says, will clearly
define the scope of'work. It will say exactly what
product or service is to be delivered. It will set
standards for quality and impose deadlines. It will
make clear what financial consequences will be
triggered by unacceptable performance.
These are not radical concepts. They're the kind
of things a smart homeowner would get in writing .
before hiring a contractor to make a major repair.
"Are we getting what we think we're paying for?"
Atwater asks. In order to have the information he
needs to answer that question, he is asking for the
power to evaluate all contracts of $50,000 or more
and to recommend changes. If he finds holes in a
contract, Atwater would reject it and send it back
to the submitting agency to be rewritten. He would
not take the contract-writing power away from other
He estimates the state is writing about $13 billion a
year in questionable contracts but is unsure exactly
how much could be saved. He thinks it would be a big
"There are tremendous savings to be had," he tells
He also wants state agencies to be able to explain
to losing bidders why someone else won and what
they could do to be more competitive next time.
That could encourage more and better bids and save
taxpayers even more money.
A large part of the state budget is spent on goods
and services. It's more than the state spends on
salaries. There are contracts for janitorial service,
printing, fuel, communications, medical care, rent,
roads, consulting, food and repairs. The list goes on
and on. .
Initially the requirement might slow the process
a bit, but it shouldn't take state bureaucrats long to
learn how to write contracts right. Atwater proposes
training sessions that lead to certifying contract
managers. Someone who refuses to follow the
guidelines would lose certification and, along with it,
the authorization to spend state money. .
Once the sloppy contracts are being caught and
rejected, fewer will be written, and Atwater's review
will speed up as the cost of running the state goes
down. Lawmakers should approve the change to
bring more accountability and oversight to state
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Truth as a casualty of political warfare
Over the holidays, one of
my dearest Republican
relatives said, "Well, it's too
bad Obama turned out to be such
Then, she added in a tone
between sadness and sarcasm,
"I'm sure most people wouldn't
have voted for him if they'd
What? I paused to process her
calm declaration and realized that
what I hear- and discount as
political potshots in a presidential
campaign have become in the
ears of some voters reliable
That surprised me, but it
shouldn't have. The old saying
that "the first casualty of war is
truth" also applies to political
warfare. The barrage against
President Barack Obama started
before he took office and has
continued nonstop. Obama's
decision largely to ignore the
charges just allows them to fester
Newt Gingrich's latest attacks
on Obama as "the greatest food-
stamp president in American
history" are classic Gingrich
portrays Obama as socialist in
chief, and Obama refuses to
knock down the notion that he
favors encouraging dependency
on the state.
No wonder that 10 months
before the election, half the voters
surveyed in the latest New York
Times and CBS News poll said
Obama doesn't have the same
priorities for the country that they
The economy remains the
country's No. 1 issue, and 60
percent think Obama has done
nothing to improve it. Most
Americans believe the country is
headed in the wrong direction.
And, confirming my holiday
conversation, the poll also found
that better than one in four voters
-26 percent believe Obama's
policies are socialist. Twenty-two
percent say his policies are liberal
and 28 percent moderate.
If you've listened to the
contenders sniping at each other,
you know it's now a supreme
knock to call someone running
for president a moderate. Despite
all this, polls consistently find
that Obama would beat all the
Republican presidential hopefuls
- except one. He ties with Mitt
Romney, who's most likely to be
his rival in November.
And here's where it gets really
interesting. Obama ties with
Romney even though most voters
say they lack a clear idea about
what Obama wants to accomplish
in a second term.
In his State of the Union address
Tuesday night. Obama will outline
his policy goals for the coming
year, but implicit will be his plans
for a second term. Hoping to
rekindle the sparks of 2008, he'll
appeal to the middle class and
ally himself with the 99 percent.
It's a tough sell for a president
who seems more professorial
than populist. But the best
thing Obama has going for him
is the contrast with Romney,
whose comments this week that
he probably paid a 15 percent
personal tax rate set him even
farther apart from ordinary
people than Obama.
For whatever reason, Obama
has been reluctant to mention
poverty, even as the ranks of the
poor expand. He could use his
primetime speech to explain why
everyone benefits from a strong
safety net. He could tell about
policy changes in the George
W. Bush presidency that led to
increases in the food stamp rolls
and trace how the economic
slump intensified need. He could
call on the Republicans to help,
rather than demonize, the poor.
In 2008, voters were willing
to buy the promise of hope and
change. When Caroline Kennedy
endorsed Obama in an op-ed in
the Times on Jan. 27, 2008, she
"I want a president
who understands that his
responsibility is to articulate a
vision and encourage others to
achieve it; who holds himself, and
those around him. to the highest
ethical standards; who appeals
to the hopes of those who still
believe in the American Dream,
and those around the world who
still believe in the American ideal:
and who can lift our spirits, and
make us believe again that our
country needs every one of us to
That's still a good job
description for president in 2012.
Ms. Kennedy also wrote that
Obama would inspire in people
"a sense of possibility" that they
have the power to shape their
own future. It hasn't worked out
that way. Yet.
To shape his own future, Obama
needs to inspire a new sense of
individual possibility, not imply
dependency that his enemies will
Marsha Mercer writes from Washington.
You may contact her at
Letters to the Editor
People need to take a
stand on all the issues
There are many issues that
we, the people, are facing in this
nation that our elected officials
need to deal with.. Our Social
Security Program is in financial
trouble. What needs to be done is
for Congress to repay the money
taken and used for other mat-
ters than paying Social Security
checks. This would return mil-
What this nation needs is
a flat tax that will require all
citizens to pay at least eight to 10
percent on all income, even the
millionaires. Stop the loopholes
in the tax income funds! I wonder
just how many millions these
.millionaires do not pay any tax on
Send all of the illegal
immigrants back to their home
countries. Pass a constitutional
law that will stop this making
citizens of a child born here while
parents are visiting (or living
illegally) in this country.
Build the gas line and give
people jobs. However, the ques-
tions should be asked as to who is
getting rich with its building and
whether they pay taxes on these
Support our troops. Take
.politicians out of the matter of
running the military. Bring our
troops home from the countries
that hate Christians, Jews and
America. Stop sending billions to
countries that support the enemy.
With regard to shipping our oil
products to other countries, when
our gas prices are at a national
level of $3.39 open the oil fields
in the mountains and anywhere
else we have them. The oil dam-
age done on the Gulf was not as
bad as was predicted. It is my un-
derstanding that the tourist trade
was up this past year on the Gulf.
Where was the oil spill?
Lastly, about the matter of the
government and courts sticking
their nose into the matter of
religious practice: God's law-
the Holy Bible was here
hundreds of years before America
was even born. The economic,
political and moral condition
of America is due to we, the
people, who need to take a stand,
support the law, and vote not
by party loyalty, but as to what is
morally, physically and financially
REV. DR. BILLY BRUNER
Thanks for great reporting
My heart goes outto those
state workers who fear the loss
of their jobs in and around the
town of Chattahoochee and to
those whose jobs depend on the
stability of the state institutions
located there. My son has lost his
job and I was unemployed three
times in my life (after my children
were grown), so I know something
of how hard it is not to have a
job. Many thanks to the Jack-
son County Floridan's Deborah
Buckhalter forchronicling the
present-day economy of Chat-
tahoochee, Jackson County's next-
door neighbor, and comparing it
to yesteryear. This is the type of
journalism that goes beyond
mere reporting and should be
greatly appreciated. Please do
more "original reporting" like this.
Southern women are
Last night around 5:30 a large
buck hit me (not the other way
around), while I was driving down
Hwy 73.1 I called my family as
soon as it happened and they only
live about 10 minutes away. In the
10 minutes it took for them to get
there, four cars and two hunters
all stopped to check on me. And
all but one of them were women!
I'm so thankful to everyone
who stopped and took the time to
check on me. It just goes to show
how Southern women are the
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JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN wvr .jcfloridan.com
James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
Bemiece K. Grindle, 84,
died Thursday, January 19,
2012 in Winter Park. Born
in 1927, the daughter of
John L. Kirkland and Mary
Newsom Kirkland of
from Florida state universi-
ty, she moved to Marianna
in 1949 and married her
devoted husband, Robert
S. Grindle, Jr. in 1956.
She retired in 1985 follow-
ing a career of teaching at
Marianna High School and
was employed with the
state of Florida HRS de-
partment. She held special-
ists and supervisory posi-
Berniece was a past presi-
dent of the pilot club of
Marianna, serving in many
positions, local and state
during her more than 50
year membership. She was
a past president of the Ma-
rianna Garden Club and
was honored with a life
membership in the Florida
Federation of Garden
Clubs. During her career,
she was active in numerous
professional, health and
Mrs. Grindle was a 50
plus year member of the
First United Methodist
Church of Marianna and
the Dean Skaggs SS class.
She was preceded in
death by herfather John. L.
Kirkland, mother Mary
Newsom Kirkland Hardy,
'and sister Annette Kirkland
Survivors include hus-
band Robert Grindle of
Winter Park; one nephew
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specialist. and public in-
formation officer. Already
there is a drought, during'
fire season,' those houses
are at risk.
Goddin said he was
amazed at the number of
people who attended the
event, about 40 in all, de-
spite the lack of a severe
wildfire threat. He attrib-
uted it to the community's
"They have a lose knit
community," Goddin said:
"They've seen other areas
be threatened by wildfire."
Goddin told residents
to remember the maxim,
"Ready,, Set, Go," when
preparing their homes and
families for wildfires. Each
has its own set of things
residents should do be-
fore and during a wildfire
There are three ways a
house can catch fire, God-
din said. Direct flame con-
tact is when the flame ac-
tually touches the home.
Radiant heat is the high
temperatures a fire puts.
off. It can warp vinyl siding
and dry out vegetation in
To "ready" and protect a
house from either of these
fire-starters, it needs to be
about 30 feet away from
the woods in order for
rangers to dig trenches
around the home to stop
Alan Hitt and wife fKaren
and their children, Alexan-
dra, Joshua, Bailey Rose of
Orlando; one niece Amy
Hitt Verity and children
Picky and Price of Winter
Funeral services will be
Monday, January 23, 2012
at 2:00 pm CST at James
and Sikes Funeral home,
Maddox Chapel, with the
Revs. Bill Elwell and Con-
nie Farnel officiating. Buri-
al will be in Bonifay City
Cemetery, Bonifay. -
The family will receive
friends one hour prior to
the service at the funeral
Flowers will be accepted
or donations may be made
to the First United Meth-
odist Church of Marianna.
James & Sikes
4278 Lafayette Street
-Marianna, Florida 32446
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Mike Melvin, age 63, of
Marianna began his eternal
life Friday, January 20,
Mike was born in Marian-
na to thelate J.P. and Chris
Melvin. He graduated from
Marianna High Class of
1966 and attended Chipola
Jr: College. He retired from
FDOT after 41 years of
service in 2010, at which
the fire. Water, is mostly
ineffective when dealing
"I'm not here to scare
you, I'm here to educate
you," Goddin said.
The final way for a house'
to catch fire is a firebrand.
or ember 'landing on a
house. To protect a home,
less flammable building
materials need to be used;
the roof and gutter kept
clean, and %egerarion kept
from the house.
The forest service lo\es
plants, "Goddin said, but
fuels should not be touch-
ing. Landscaping and
buildings should be kept
separate from each other.
Some plants are less flam-
mable then others and
should be sought out.
Even mulch falls in this
category, pine straw, is one
of tXe worst things to have
on' your lawn because of
its flammability, Goddin
Resident Diana Devine
said the flammable/non-
flammable plants is what
surprised her most of
Goddih's talk. She said the
workshop made her think
of what she has in her yard.
She plans on requesting
Goddin's list in order to
keep indigenous, nonflam-
mable plants in her already
natural lawn. .
"What nature gives me,
that's what I got," Devine
said with a laugh.
To get "set" for a wild-
fire, families need to
time he began his second
career with GPI of Marian-
na. He was a member of
Damascus Freewill Baptist
Church whefe he played
his mandolin every service
until he fell to ilL He loved
his family, his church, golf-
ing, and especially blue-
grass music. It was often
said that Mike always had a
pick in his pocket and a
song in his heart
He was preceded in
death by his late wife, Syble
He is survived by his lov-
ing wife, Ruth Melvin of
Marianna, son, Michael
Melvin and wife Sherrie of
Alford; daughter, Michelle
Maildsch and husband
Chris of DeLand, FL; Step-
children that loved Mike
like a Dad; Stacey Hartzog
and wife Joli, Joey Hartzog
and wife Kim all of Chipley;
Penny Fowler and husband
Billy of Dothan; sister,
Sharon Macaluso and hus-
band Raymond of Marian-
na; three grandchildren;
and two great-grandchild-
ren; seven nieces and
Celebration of Life serv-
ice will be held, 10 a.m.
Monday, January 23, 2012
at Damascus Freewill Bap-
tist Church with Reverends
Charles Powell, Erza
Caynor and Steve Benefield
officiating. Interment will
follow at Alford -Cemetery
with Masonic Rites. James
& Sikes Funeral Home
Maddox Chapel directing.
The family will receive.
friends from 4 to 6 p.m.
Sunday, January 22, 2012 at
James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel.
Flowers are accepted, the"
family request that contri-
butions be made to .Cove-
nant Hospice, 4215 Kelson
Ave. Suite e, M arianna, FL
create a plan that includes
an evacuation route, and,
emergency meeting place,
know where the gas, water
land electric controls in the
house are, and make an
emergency supply kit.
For "go,' families need
to evacuate, alert neigh-
bors and others of their'
plans, dress appropriate-
ly in cotton clothes and
proper shoes, bring their
emergency supply kit and
pets, and stay tuned to the
The important thing is to
have your house already
prepared before wildfires
are a serious threat, God-
The fire departments and
residents who 'were pres-
ent will receive the materi-
als in the next week.
"We basically empow-
er them with the 'same
Resident Gayle Lindley
was looking forward to
sharing the materials with
various groups in the area.
She and her husband al-
ready do most of the things
Goddin spoke about.
"We're perfectionists and
fire conscious," Lindley
To get a copy of Goddin's
presentation and other
educational materials or
to ask Goddin to speak to a.
group, call him at 850-625-
6621 or email him at Brian.
This parking lot in front of the old county jail in Marianna will be refurbished-by the city of
Marianna this year. The bid process seeking prices and a contractor to do the work should
begin in about three weeks.
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the area steadily over the last couple of
years. It has run several utility lines un-
derground, resurfaced some roads and
enhanced lighting, for instance.
Since the CRAwas established in 1993,
it has been budgeted in large part with
the year-to-year incremental tax in-
creases paid to the city and county by
property owners within its borders.
Last year, county taxes paid by prop-
erty owners in the CRA zone accounted
for about $105,000 paid into the fund.
Spires said he considered that a county
contribution, sufficient to cover the
county's share of improvements to the
parking lot.. ,
Dean said that while the CRA fund cur-
rently has about. $300,000, at least half
of that is already committed to other
improvements planned in the coming
year. Dean also pointed out that the city
is paying all! engineering costs for the
parking lot out-of-pocket.
The cirt expects to bid the job in two
or three weeks, Dean said, and will
share the information w-ith county com-
missioners in, hopes that the board will
eventually agree to help pay for some of
Landscaping islands and safety
lighting will be added to the lot, and the
parking slots will be realigned and re-1
painted for a more uniform appearance,
Dean said he thinks the lot will have 75-
80 spaces when the work is finished. He
said he's not sure whether, in the end,
there will be more or fewer spaces than
now exist in the lot, but added that the
city plans to pave some informal park-
ing spaces that abut the lot on St. Clair
Street and that the net effect should
leave the area with roughly the same
number of spaces as now exist.
County Administrator Ted Lakey
said at the meeting that he felt the
county's contribution should be lim-
ited to taking on some of the asphalting
Commissioner Chuck Lockey, ,ac-
knowledging that the city's plan would
actually, enhance a, county, property,
said he, felt the county board would
consider some contribution but wanted
the city to- look at its redevelopment.
plan in search of adjustments that could
help reduce the price. Dean said that he
thought it might be possible trim the
cost to about $170,000.
. Commissioner Jeremy Branch said he
wasn't opposed to the county contribut-
ing to the project to some degree, but
wanted the city. to investigate whether
the lot really needs both a leveling and
resurfacing course on the lot.
closure of Miami consulate
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MIAMI At a park in downtown Mi-
ami, alongside a statue of their coun-
try-'s liberator, Venezuelans gathered
Saturday to protest the closing of their
consulate, an action they say will cause
major problems for the thousands of
\enezuelans living in Florida, Georgia
and the Carolinas.
Children, students, worried parents
and elderly persons held up' signs de-
nouncing Venezuelan President Hugo
C(havez's decision to close the Miami
office following the expulsion of Consul
GeneralLivia Acosta Noguera.
"Issuing passports is an obligation,
not a caprice," read one sign.
"Chavez: How will I vote for yop how?"
"1 he measure they took is not affecting
the United States, but the Venezuelans,'
said 23-year-old Mario Di Giovanni, an
economics student at Florida Interna-
tional University who helped organize
Washington ordered Acosta to leave
the U.S. after an FBI investigation into
allegations she had discussed a pos-
sible cyber-attack.on the U.S. govern-
ment while working at the Venezuelan
',Embassy in Mexico. The allegations
were detailed, in a: documentary aired
by Spanish-language broadcaster Uni-
vision and based on recordings of con-
versations with Acosta and other offi-
cials. The documentary alleges Cuban
and Iranian diplomatic missions were
Chavez has. said there is -no proof
Acosta was "going around carrying out
espionage," and that the South Ameri-
can government decided on an "admin-
istrative closing of the consulate while
w\e sud'yNthe decision." Consulate work-
ers were then quickly withdrawn aftet
the foreign ministry alleged personnel
had been threatened by exiles with, links
to'terrorism.' The accused exiles reject
Di Giovanni and others said the clo0
sure will be highly disruptive for the
estimated 160,000 Venezuelans living
in Florida, where the largest commu-
.nity of those living outside the coun-
try is located. The growing population
'here depends on the consulate to renew
passports, receive pensions, and trans-
fer Venezuelan bolivaris into dollars to'
pay U.S. university tuition, among other
"There are a lot of things necessary
for the day-to-day life of Venezuelans
here that cannot be done. now that we
don't have the consulate," Di Giovanni
Venezuelans here are also concerned
about how they will register to vote and
participate in the coming presidential
elections, in which Chavez is seeking
another six-year term. Venezuela's Na-
tional Electoral Council has guaranteed
that Venezuelans living in Florida will
be able to vote in the Feb. 12 opposition
primary, though protesters said they
had not been given any information.
About three-fourths of the 15,800 Ven-
ezuelans in the United States who voted
in the last presidential election did so at
the Miami consulate.
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in the classroom, but there will be homework
in the future. Mitchell asks parents to ask stu-
dents about the program and work on it with
"What's really good about this is it brings
everyone together parents, teachers and
students," Mitchell said.
Already her students have taken an interest
in Explore Learning, even going beyond the
required activities, Mitchell said.
"They see the seriousness of the end-of-
course exam," Mitchell said. "It counts as
30 percent toward their final grade for these
kids. It's a lot of responsibility for everyone."
Every student should have a usemame
and password. Any who do not should speak
to their science teacher. To access Explore
Learning, visit www.exploreleaming.com.
St. Michael church named minor basilica by Vatican
The Associated Press
PENSACOLA Pensacola's oldest
Catholic church has been designated
one of the nation's 72 minor basilicas
under an order by Pope Benedict XVI.
The parish of St. Michael the Arch-
angel, which traces is roots to the 16th
century exploration of Northwest Flori-
da, was canonically established in 1781.
The current church building, located at
the southwest comer of Palafox and
Chase streets, was constructed in 1886.
"It's a very nice honor for the area and
for the local church," Monsignor Luke
The parish submitted the application
to the Vatican for the basilica designa-
tion in 2003 with the hopes of receiving
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it in time for Pensacola's 450th anniver-
sary celebration in 2009.
"Unfortunately, it didn't happen
then," Hunt said. "One of our priests in
Rome asked about it, and it was imme-
diately acted on."
Basilica is an honor bestowed on a
church deemed by the pope to have
historical and spiritual importance.
Churches are categorized as either
major or minor.
The Catholic Church's four major
basilicas are lodated in Rome.
There are more than 1,500 minor ba-
silicas around the world, in addition
to those in the United States. The clos-
est minor basilica to St. Michael is the
Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate
Conception in Mobile, built in 1850
and designated in 1962. St. Michael is;
the fourth church in Florida to receive
"It's a very happy ending to a very
long process," said the Rev. Peter-
McLaughlin, pastor of the church. "It's:
wonderful for the parish and great for
McLaughlin said the process began;
about 10 years ago, but the application,
had to be resubmitted after the first ap-
plication contained an irregularity.
"Fortunately it was reviewed
and found to be exceptional," said
McLaughlin, who has led the church for
the past 72 years. The church's histori-
cal significance can be seen, McLaug-
lin said, in the number of records on
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to Chadron dean's list
Brirt ilhamn- of
Marianna is among the
students who qualified for
Chadron State College's
academic honors lists for
the fall 2011 semester.
Williams was named
to the dean's list. The list
requires a grade-point
average of at least 3.5 on a
A total of 578 students
were named to the honors
lists. Students must be
enrolled in 12 credit hours
of coursework during the
semester to qualify.
from Florida State
Gene Bryant Tanner
earned a Bachelor of Sci-
major in in-
Gene Tanner affairs and
ence. Conferral took place
in the Tallahassee-Leon
County Civic Center on
Dec. 16, 2011.
in two Model United
Nations competitions, one
in Atlanta and the other
in NewYork.He studied
abroad in Panama, lived
in Venezuela for six weeks
and added certification in
Spanish to his degree.
While attending school
full time, he supported
his studies working at the
Department of Education.
He plans to find
work in his field'and
begin graduate work in
The 2008 graduate of
Marianna High School is
the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Phillip Joel Smith and
Mr. Ron Tanner. Paternal
grandparents are Gene
and Gerry Tanner of
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Four named employees of the year
S Grand Ridge
Donna Braxton has been
chosen as Grand Ridge -
Middle School Teacher of the
Braxton With 29 years of teaching
experience, Braxton taught
one year at liari rinna i '. jdl e
School and the rest at Grand
4 Ridge, where she teaches
eighth-grade math and alge-
bra I honors.
.' A graduate of Grand Ridge
Ashley Pelt High School, Chipola Junior-
College, and the Univer-
sity of West Florida, Braxton
holds a bachelor's degree in
-- Donna said, "My ultimate
-' ' goal as a teacher is to make
a positive difference in the
S lives of the students I teach.
Kimberly I strive to be a stable role
Speights model for my students and
to create a positive learning
environment that fosters
trust and self-esteem."
Her past teaching honors
include Grand Ridge High
School Teacher of the Year
(1993), Walmart Teacher of
Mackenzie the Year (2003) and Grand
Johnson Ridge High School Teacher of
the Year .21111-,.
ihe is married to Holland
Braxton, who teaches science
at Marianna High School.
Ashley Pelt, wife of Nicholas
Pelt and daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. James "Buddy" Williams,
says she is honored to have
been chosen Grand Ridge
Elementary School Teacher
of the Year.
She graduated summa cum
laude from the University of
West Florida with a bachelor's
degree in elementary educa-
tion and is in her second year
of teaching. She was recently
selected ag a News Chan-
nel 7 "Golden Apple Award"
Pelt said, "I was blessed to
have wonderful, creative and
inspiring teachers through
the years as well as loving,
nurturing and devoted par-
ents. Education is a true part-
nership and not only did my
,teachers and parents make
education a priority; they
showed me the importance
of hard work and a positive
"I have a passion for teach-
ing, and I trvy to present
lessons that are high impact,
creative, and engaging. I
reach out to all of my stu-
dents and treat them as one
big family. Although I only
have them for a short time, I
try to imprint a love of learn-
ing and a can-do attitude.
"Being awarded Elementary
Teacher of the Year has been
a wonderful experience, and
I am touched to have such a
vote of confidence from my
Kimberly Speights has
been named the Grand Ridge
Employee of the Year. She
is a custodial worker at the
school.and says she truly
loves her job.
"It gives me a great sense
of accomplishment to keep
our school and surroundings
clean and safe. I enjoy all
that I do for the students, the
staff, as well as the visitors,"
She also says that you must
love your job in order to do
it well. Her top priority at
this school is to maintain a
safe, clean and comfortable
environment for students,
staff, parents and visitors at
"I would like to thank ev-
eryone for nominating me for
of the Year.' I am extremely
proud of this honor," she
Mackenzie Johnson is the
wife of Adam Johnson and
the daughter of Van and
Deborah Willis. She gradu-
ated from Chipola College
with a Bachelor of Science in
elementary education in May
2011. She is teaching sixth-
grade language arts at Grand
"Teaching is my passion. I
love my job and the students
I work for. Every day is a new
adventure and opportunity
to learn and grow with my
students," Johnson said.
She thanks her husband,
family, past teachers and God
for directing her path, provid-
ing guidance, and inspiring
her as she embarks on her
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1516 of M arianna's rice president, wel-
comes Anita Smart, guest speaker at the
Jan. 9 Lady Elks meeting. Smart is an occupa-
tional therapist for the Florida Elks Children's
Therapy Serxices and covers six Panhandle
counties: Bay, Calhoun. Gulf, Holmes, Jackson
and Washington. The ladies host an annual
pageant to raise funds for the program. which
is provided to a child for six months free of
charge. For more information, visit wwiw.flori
daelks org or call 850-832-4072 or 592-4292.
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Jobless rate drops
Governor: Year ends at 9.9 percent
,ci Generas Ne','s Serndce
rare fell to 9.9 percent in
December, the first rime
in 2 1/2 years it has been
in the single digits.
Gov. Rick Scott an-
nounced the new jobless
rate during a short con-
ference call with reporters
this morning. He suggest-
ed it shows that economic
efforts by his office and
the Florida Legislature are
working. He did not take
questions from reporters.
According to the state
Department of Economic
Opportunity, Florida's un-
employment rate dipped
slightly in December from
10 percent in November.
The state added 7,300
jobs ovei that one-month
period and added 113,900
jobs over the past year.
That has helped push the
jobless rate down from its
12 percent rate a year ago.
The nation's rate also
has fallen significantly,
dropping to 8.5 percent in
December from 9.4 per-
cent a year ago.
In this photo released by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Melges 32 sailboats compete for
position during the final day of racing Friday at the Key West 2012 regatta off Key West,
. Fla. Samba Pa Ti (USA 13131), skippered by John Kilroy of Los Angeles, won the division at
the five-day regatta that featured a total of 10 separate races.
Lawmaker pushes for online university
Media General News Service
Weeks after a politically
charged debate about cre-
ating a new university in,
Polk County, an influential
Florida lawmaker is asking
for yet another but this
one wouldn't cost as much
Incoming House Speaker
WillWeatherford, a Repub-
lican from Wesley Chapel, -
asked, the state university
Board of Governors to con-
sider creating an online
university in Florida.
Online learning is chang-
irig the way the world
works, Weatherford said
at the board meeting in
Tallahassee, and Florida
"should lead the way."
He didn't have a specific
proposal, but in a letter to
board chairman Dean Col-
son he asked the board to
analyze the costs and ben-
efits of the idea. .
"Technology has brought
with it 'disruptive innova-
tions' for higher education
and we should embrace it
with open arms," Weather-
An online university
would have no statues or
football teams. "Yet what it
lacks in traditions, it more
than makes up with inno-
vation. a tuident-centered
approachL, limindess, knowi-
edge resources, and lot'.er
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Billy and Stacy Peek
say toxic Chinese drp,' all
drove them from their $2
million dream home. but
-their builder, Devoinshire
Properties Inc., ignores
their pleas for help.
Devonshire officials sa-
the Peeks are making the
whole thing up.
Now, the Hillsborough
County Property Apprais-
er's Office is lending cie-
dence to the Peeks' side
of the story: Their 7,0(0.0-
square-foot Davis Islands
house, according to the of -
fice, has no value.
"I don't think anybody
would buy ... just the
structure," said Warren
Weathers, chief deputy at
.the appraiser's office. "I
think it's worth zero."
The appraiser's off ce lha
.a team of four."who look at
fii-pectLons and follow up
with their oi- : in-house re-
\ie\. if they third a house
has bad drywall, the ccunr-
ty can grant a break on dtie
So far, Weathers said. -00
homeowners in Hill-bor-
ough Countyhave rec ei ed
an exemption for Chinese
That means that instead
of $20,000 in taxes without
the drywall problem, the
county collects just $4,500
for the land only.
maintain that the Peeks are
No one from the compa-
ny would comment for this
story, but the company's
attorney, Gary Gibbons,
gave this statement earlier
in the week:
"Our tests reflected the
drywall is not off-gassing.
There's no corrosion on the
components of the home."
A woman at the compa-
ny's south Tampa office
would not identify herself
but said she had a report in
her hand showing the dry-
wall in the Peek home is
fine. She would not share
The drywall was im-
ported during the housing
boom when builders ran
out of material from other
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loan to pay off?
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should have all of my variables are as I have
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cal bills paid. However, better off paying off the
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Chipola Forestry Center duty officers (from left) Jim Pridgen, Tracy Register, Connie Johnson, supervisor Marci Glover, Starla
Peters and Tina Sadler, were recently recognized with an Excellence in Forest Protection award.
Excellence in Forest Protection
award given to local dispatchers
Special to the Floridan
By job title, they are
called "duty officers," but'
after being recognized
for outstanding service to
the residents of the severe
counties that they serve;
six Florida Forest Service
individuals also can now
be called "state award
The dispatch center
for the Chipola Forestry
Center of the Florida
Forest Service is located
in Bonifay and the
duty officers (also
"'dispatchers") based there
were recently recognized
with an Excellence in
Forest Protection Award
specifically for their
exemplary public and
This.group ot leI,
women and one man
consists of Tina Sadler,
Connie Johnson, Jim
Pridgen. Starla Peter;.
Trac\ Register. and
-uperxisor larci Glover.
They are, in most cases,
the link between the
services that the Florida
Forest Service provides
and the members of the,
,public that is served by the
.agency in seven northwest,
Florida ci"tie. iethe mo-St
of any Fo[,re'stry d It.ri1 tin
the ztate). Ba,- \\,alron.
Gulf, Holmes, Calhoun,'
Washington anrd Jackson.
Besides answering all
phone calls on topics
ranging from issuing.
burn authorizations for
landbiwners to taking
wildfire or smoke reports
from the public that
come in 10 the didpatcli
center, they albo di-Ipatch
all Florida F:,Ie.-t Ser-,ice
wildfire suippre< ;io 'p unit.
throuiAhout all seven
* of those same counties
du iniLI \ildtire:.
These duty officer's
dispatched crew-s to 4-15 .5
fires for 5,108.5 acres.
and issued 5,358 burn
authorizations last year.
The nomination for
this award for their
outstanding work ethic
as a team was submitted
to the state offi. e by the
Holmes and Washington
counties Forest Area
Supervisor Dornnie Sellers.
.* "I get to see firsthand
the -stre-ssul conditions
thi-ey w :rl, in and I would
rather be out on the fire
line .. !not tto mnie:tio
the ph.:nlie :,Cdal- rthel
handle with landowners
. for atithirizaion!s,,
informa ti'-nt or' burning.
and e:plaininiig i'hy
they can't burn on the
days when we have
restrictions." Sellers said.
"The job 1 an di-cri ibing'
is done by only sbi: people,
coLIintriing the super-,isor,
who dispatch for seven
counties, including 46 -
rangers. And they do all of
this.in a professional and
. Statewide, the Florida
Forest Service protects
more than-26 million
acres of Florida's natural
re,-srce<.l-. hi arie- nd
business from wildfire.
On average, it protects
the-- tte from 5,026
wiildfire-- per ',eir.
resulting in 203,000 acres
burned, 3,054 homes
threatened and 38 homes
To report a uospiciIou_-
fire. ca.ll 5l .- :!:.!;.
For nimret infor tririon
about the Florida Forest
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and 5115,000 on our
home. Where would it be
wisest to put any extra
money? Should we pay
off our car to eliminate
that faster or pay toward
our home to build more
equity? J.R in Idaho
Dear J.P.: Other things.
being equal, and without
the specific numbers,
in hand, it likely would
be better to pay off the
car rather than make
extra payments on your
mortgage. There are two
variables here: 1) Any
interest you pay on your
mortgage will result in a
modest tax benefit. There
is no tax benefit when
paying on the car unless
it is a business vehicle. 2)
Unless you have an old
mortgage that you have
never refinanced, you
likely are paying consid-
erably less interest on the
mortgage than you are on
I you might
Again, there are some
variables. If you are an
astute investor, very likely
you would be earning
more on the money by
investing it than paying
down the mortgage. If,
on the other hand, you
are one of those folks
- and there are lots of
you-who are absolutely
risk-averse, then paying
off the mortgage is the
Send your questions to Smart
Money, P.O. Box 2095, Elfers, FL
34680. Send email to bruce@
brucewilliams.com. Questions of
general interest will be answered
in future columns. Owing to the
volume of mail, personal replies
cannot be provided.
AARP Tax-Aide to open Feb.1
Free tax preparation, e-filirig available in Marianna, Altha
Special to the Floridan
AARP Tax-Aide is again
offering free tax prepara-
tion and e-filing to all
low- and middle-income
persons, with emphasis
on seniors plder than 60
in the Marianna and the
Altha areas starting Feb. 1.
A team of AARP volunteer
certified tax preparers
will prepare returns for
taxpayers using comput-
ers, perform a secondary
quality review, and elec-
tronically file the returns
immediately. This free serr
vice by AARP volunteers is
available this year as it has
been for several years in
Marianna and Altha.
In Marianna, the service
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Thursday from 4:30 to
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After protest, Congress puts off movie piracy bill
shut down alleged
piracy site, arrest
The Associated Press
ing to a massive campaign
by Internet services and
their millions of users,
Congress indefinitely post-
poned legislation Friday
to stop online piracy of
movies and music costing
U.S. companies billions of
dollars every year. Critics
said the bills would result
in censorship and stifle
The demise, at least for
the time being, of the anti-
piracy bills was a clear vic-
tory for Silicon Valley over
Hollywood, which has
campaigned for a tougher
response to online piracy.
The legislation also would
dover the counterfeiting of
drugs and car parts.
Tow trucks wait to remove vehicles from Kim Dotcom's house in Coatesville, north west of
Auckland, New Zealand, on Friday.
Congress' qualms un-
derscored how Internet
users can use their collec-
tive might to block those
who want to change the
The battle over the future
of the Internet also played
out on a different front
Thursday when a loose af-
filiation of hackers known
as 'Anonymous" shut
down Justice Department
websites for several hours
and hacked the site of the
Motion .Picture Associa-
tion of America after fed-
eral officials issued an in-
'dictment against Megaup
load.com, one of the
world's biggest file-sharing
The site of the Hong
Kong-based company was
shut down, and the found-
er and three employees
were arrested in New Zea-
land on U.S. accusations
that they facilitated mil-
lions of illegal downloads
of films, music and other
content, costing copyright
holders at least $500 mil-
lion in lost revenue. New
Zealand police raided
homes and businesses
Tuskegee airman buried inArlington Cemetery
The Associated Press
ARLINGTON, Va. On
the same day that retired
Air Force Lt. Col. Luke
Weathers Jr. took his rest-
ing place among other war
and military heroes, his
real-life story as a World
War II aviator played out
on movie screens across
Weathers was buried Fri-
day at Arlington National
Cemetery in a service that
began with a flyover of four
F-16 jets in the Missing
Man formation, a special
honor reserved for pilots,
by the 113th Wing of the
D.C. Capital Guardians, the
same unit that guards the
airspace over the nation's
Weathers died Oct. 15,
in Tucson, Ariz., of pneu-
monia at age 90, His burial
coincided with the official
opening in theaters of Red
Tails," a George Lucas-pro-
duced niovie retelling the
story of the Tuskegee Air-
men who debunked wide-,
ly held beliefs that black
pilots were incapable of
fighting in combat.
Shortly after the flyover,
in which one of the three
jets departed from forma-
tion, a caisson pulled by
six horses carried Weath-
ers' body to his burial
spot amid hundreds of the
stark marble tombstones
that cover the grounds of
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Luke Weathers, arrive for burial services at Arlington National
Cemetery in Arlington Va.. on Friday.
the national cemetery. An to the Tuskegee Airmen is.
Air Force band acicompa- what the elder Weathers
nied the wagon, its drum- wanted throughout his life,
mer thumping :a solemn said :his: daughter, Trina
beat as family followed Weathers Boyce. Weathers
on the chilly, overca-.r was not ain. butie w ant-
Friday morning. Fam- ed to share the lessons
ily members wore red ties of the airmen's courage
and scarves, as they had at in war, their: struggles for
Weathers' Memphis funer- equality and their victory
al, as a nod to the aviators over a wartime enremy nd
who painted their aircraft' over racism, she said,
tails red to set then'msel. e "He \,oud talk about his.
apart.' hard trials and tribulations.
LiLuke\\ea6dersi llii61said to others, to children, be-
his father and other black cause he never wanted us
Americans who fought in
\World War II did so to prove
they iere men. "and then
they wanted their country
to love them, but that didn't
happen, either." Friday's
ceremony, however, finally
delivered recognition of his
father as a national hero,.
This kind, of attention
to feel like this iracisnm is
a reason we couldn't make
i ," Weathers Boyce said
in a telephone interviewi
Thursday. "Hewould tells
nothing good comes easy.
'He'd say there are going to
be barriers ... and.you can
Before the Tuskegee Air-
men were formed in 1941,
black men were forbidden
to fly for the U.S. military,
even though, they could
be. drafted. After years
of struggle, the Army Air
Corps'began to allow Afri-.
can Americans to train for
flight, albeit in still-segre-
Many of the tens of thou-
sands of Tuskegee airmen,
which. included naviga-
tors, mechanics, medical
personnel and others in
support roles, rained from
1941 to 194C9 at the lus.e-
gee. Institute, which was
founded by Booker T.
Washington and was ,al-
ready home to an aero-
nautical engineering pro-
gram.J In the home state
of the institute. Alabama
Gov. Robert Beiitley signed
a proclamation honoring
the airmen, 'saing they
changed Americans atti-
tudes about race relations.
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Dotcom, on Friday and
seized guns, millions of
dollars and nearly $5 mil-
lion in luxury cars, officials
In the U.S., momentum
against the Senate's Pro-
tect Intellectual Property
Act and the House's Stop
Online Piracy Act, known
popularly as PIPA and
SOPA, grew quickly on
Wednesday when the on-
line encyclopedia Wikipe-
dia and other Web giants
staged a one-day blackout
and Google organized a
petition drive that attract-
ed more than 7 million
That day alone, at least
six senators who had
co-sponsored the Senate
legislation reversed their
positions. House Speaker
John Boehner, R-Ohio, in
statements at the time and
again on Friday, stressed
that more consensus-
building was needed be-
fore the legislation would
be ready for a vote.
On Friday, Senate Ma-
jority Leader Harry Reid,
D-Nev., said he was post-
poning a test vote set for
Tuesday "in light. of recent
events." House Judiciary
Committee Chairman La-
mar Smith,- R-Texas, fol-
lowed suit, saying consid-
eration of a similar House
bill would be postponed
"until there is wider agree-
ment on a solution."
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Reno Brush Fire
Remorseful man admits he caused big blaze
The Associated Press
RE N:(, Nev. An "ex-
tremely remorseful" el-
derly man admitted Friday
that he accidentally started
a brush fire that destroyed
29 homes near Reno when
he improperly discarded
fireplace ashes at his home
south of town, authorities
"He came forward on his
own accord," Reno Fire
Chief Michael Hernan-
dez said about the man.
The rsultirng blaze, fu-
eled by 82 mph wind gusts,
burned nearly 3,200 acres
and forced the evacua-
tion of up to 10,000 people
"He has given statements
to our investigators as well
as law enforcement of-
ficers. He is extremely re-
morseful," the chief said.
Investigators already had
tracked the origin of the
fire to a location in East
Lake on the north end of
the Washoe Valley, where
the man lives about 20
miles south of downtown
Washoe County Sheriff
Mike Haley said a formal
case file will be forwarded
to the district attorney next
"He has given statements to our investigators as
well as law enforcement officers. He is extremely
Reno ire chief
week for consideration of
"The DA will have to give
this case a lot of delibera-
tion," Haley said.
"The fact he came for-
ward and admitted it plays
a role. But so does the
massive damage and loss
of life," he said. "Ifs a bal-
In addition to the poten-
tial for facing jail time on
arson charges, the man
could also be ordered to
pay the cost of fighting the
fire, which already totals
Washoe County Man-
ager Katy Simon said she
expects the final bill-to
run into the millions of
Go\. Sandoval toured the
fire damaged area Friday,
describing it as "horren-
"There is nothing left in
some of those places ex-
cept for the chimneys and
fireplaces," he said.
The blaze started shortly
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A crew of linemen working for Puget Sound Energy remove a
power pole that fell down after a tree covered in ice fell on
a transmission line near .a substation on Friday in Olympia,
After bad weather,
outages and flood
'The Associated Press.
Northwest storm that
brought snow, ice and
powerful winds left a mess
of fallen trees and power
'lines Friday as tens of thou-
sands.of residents without
power faced the-prospect
of a cold, dark weekend
and flooding became a top
warmed and the icy, snowy
conditions abated in
western Washington and
Oregon, slick roads and
fast-melting snow brought
challenges for road work-
ers, city officials and res-
cue crews. The region also
faces more rain as swell-
ing rivers led to the worst
flooding some Oregon
counties have seen in more
than a decade.
"It's definitely a trial we
get to endure," said lea-
nette Donigan, who left
with her family after their
home in Turner, Ore., was
surrounded by floodwater.
"But earthly possessions
can be replaced, as long
as we got our children to
The storm was blamed
for three deaths. A mother
and her 1-year-old son
died after torrential rain
on Wednesday swept away
a car from an Albany, Ore.,
grocery store parking lot.
An elderly man was tatally
injured Thursday by a fall-
ing tree as he was backing
an all-terrain vehicle out
of a backyard shed near
Home sales see rise
at end of dismal year
The Associated Press
sales in December reached
their highest pace in nearly
a year. The gain coincided
with other signs that the
troubled housing market
improved at the end of last
Analysts cautioned that
sales remain historically
low and that it will take
years for the home market
to return to full health.
Still, the third straight
monthly sales increase
was encouraging. And
economists noted that
conditions are in place for
further gains this year:
J Prices have declined.
Mortgage rates have never
been lower. Homebuilders-
are slighdy more hopeful
because more people are
saying they might be open
to buying this year. And
home construction picked
up in the final quarter of
Sales of pre iously occu-
pied homes rose 5 percent
to a seasonally adjusted
annual rate of 4-.61 million
in December, the National
Association of Realtors
said Friday. It's the best
level since January 2011.
For all of 2011, sales to-
taled only .26 million.
That's up slight from 4.19L
million in the previous
after noon Thursday and,
fueled by the wind, mush-
roomed to more than 6
square miles before fire-
fighters stopped its surge
The strong, erratic winds
caused major challenges
for crews evacuating resi-
dents, Sierra Front spokes-
man Mark Regan said.
"In a matter of seconds,
the wind would shift," he
Haley confirmed .That the
body of June Hargis, 93,
was found in the fire's af-
termath, but her cause of
death has not been estab-
lished, so it's not known if
it was fire related.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Firefighters battle a wind-driven brush fire burning through Pleasant Valley, south of Reno,
Nev., on Thursday.
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112A SUNDAY, JANUARY 22.2012
Pirates hold off Gators
,BY DUSTIN KENT
The Sneads Pirates picked up one
of its most impressive road victories
of the season Friday night in Wewa-
hitchka, beating the Gators 61-57 to
set up a big match-up with Gracev-
ille on Tuesday.
With the win, the Pirates improved
to 10-7 overall and 7-3 in District
3-1A, which puts them in a tie with
Graceville for the runner-up posi-
tion in the league standings.
Sneads will host Graceville on
l uesdi. at 7 p.m.
But Friday it was the road for the
Pirates, where they were just 2-2 in
league games coming in.
However, Sneads was in control all
night against a Gators team that has
been exceptional in their home gym.
The Pirates led 17-10 through one
quarter and took a 33-24 lead into
the halftime break.
Sneads extended its edge to 11 go-
ing into the fourth, but the Gators
charged back late to cut the mar-
gin to two at 59-57 in the waning
But John Locke made two free
throws with three seconds remain-
ing to put the game away.
"I thought we played very well
overall, especially in the first three
quarters," Sneads coach Kelvin
Johnson said after the game. "That's
about as good as we've played all
The finish wasn't quite as impres-
sive as the start, as the Pirates missed
-' .t consecutive free throws in the
fourth quarter before Locke's final
two sealed the win.
The senior Locke finished ivth 25
points to lead SHS, while Troy Du-
rant added 13, and Darius Williams
Johnson said he couldn't have been
more pleased with his team's over-
all effort against a much improved
"This isn't a typical Wewa team like
they've had in the last few-years,"
the coach said. "Just by looking at
them, they're probably the most im-
pressive team in the district just by
physical appearance. They're big,
fast, and very quick. They had only
lost one district game at home and
See PIRATES, Page 2B
Joseph Mantecon take the ball in for Sneads last week.
GRRCEV.LLE 52, PONCE DE LEON 15
Tigers trounce PDL
sets up showdown
BY DUSTIN KENT
GRACEVILLE Despite missing one,
of their two leading scorers, the Gracev-
ille Tigers made easy work of the Ponce
De Leon Pirates on Friday night at home,
winning 52-15 to move to 7-3 in district
and set up a huge game Tuesday with
Devonte Merit scored 16 poirits to'lead.
,Gracevilld, filling in for injured point
guard Rasheed Campbell, while Marquis
White added 14, Marquavious Johnson
10, and Isam Britt seven.
The win pulls the Tigers back to .500
overall for the season at 9-9, but more im-
portantly it puts Graceville in position to
clinch District 3-lAs second seed for the
Feb. 7-10 district tournament in Ponce De
Graceville is now dead even with Sneads
at 7-3 in the league, and the winner of
Tuesday's match-up in Sneads ill]i al most
certainly take the No. 2 spot behind first
place Cottondale. '
Only Cottondale, which has already
clinched the top spot, will get a first
round bye, but the No. 2 gets a, first round
match-up with PDL, which has not won a
district game.this season.
Evidence of why Graceville and Sneads
would covet the No. 2 spot could be found
in Friday's game, as the Tigers simply over-
whelmed the overmatched PDL team.
Graceville led 11-4 through one quarter,
but got six straight points to start the sec-
ond period to go up 17-4.
After the Pirates converted a basket with
See TIGERS, Page 2B
Di f ac MARKSKINNER/FLORIDAN
Devonte Merit scales a mountain of Pirates on Friday night for Graceville.
BY DUSTIN KENT
The Malone Tigers com-
pleted a perfect district sea-
son Friday night with a 73-53
win over the Laurel Hill Ho-
,boes in Laurel Hill.
Chai Baker had 29 points
and 10 rebounds to lead the
Tigers (20-3) to their sixth
straight win and their 12th in
the last 13 games.
Ty Baker added 14.points
and five blocked shots, and
Austin Williams scored 12.
Tyler Ve\ssun scored 18
points to lead Laurel Hill.
With the win, Malone fin-
ishes its regular season Dis-
trict 1-1A schedule at 10-0.
Th-ings didn't look as prom-
ising early on, however, as
Laurel Hill knocked down
eight first'half 3-pointers to
take a 33-31 edge into the
But Malone rt_'ponded
with a 19-3; third quarter
run to seize control of the
game and pull away in the.
"We were very flat in the
first halL," Tigers coach Ste-
ven Welch said of his team,
which made just 1 of 14 from
the 3-point line in the first
16 minutes of action. "Fortu-
nately, we only had one turn-
i over and forced eight (in the
half). If we hadn't done that
and gotten some offensive
See SEASON, Page 2B
RECEPTION HELD FOR BEACH
New Graceville High School head football coach Mark
Beach (right) talks with some of his players during a
welcome reception Friday night put on by the GHS Booster
Club. Beach is coming to GHS from an assistant coaching position at
Hernando High School.
in district after
BY DUSTIN KENT
The Cottondale Hornets moved one
step closer to a perfect district season
Friday night with a 53-50 road victory
over the Vernon Yellowj ackets.
Jerrod Blount scored 22 points to
lead the Hornets, while DJ Roulhac
It was the fourth straight win for Cot-
tondale (17-4), which improved to 11-
0 in District 3-1A competition.
The Hornets can complete a perfect
district regular season Tuesday with a
home win over Altha.
On Friday, it was a big third period
that paved the way for the win, as CHS
overcame a 24-23 halftime deficit by
outscoring the Yellowjackets 18-5 in
See HORNETS, Page 2B
DJ. Roulhac takes a free throw for
Cottondale during a recent game.
Taking the long way home.
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BY DUSTIN KENT
The Malone Lady Tigers
.got their third straight vic-
tory Thursday night and
their 11th in the last 12
games with a 63-38 home
win over Bethlehem.
Curteeona Brelove had
16 points to lead the Lady
Tigers (18-3), while Olivia
Daniels added 11 points,
and Shakira Smith and
Venisha Heams each had
Malone jumped out to a
19-4 lead to start the game
and led by 20 points at
With the win, the Lady
Tigers clinched the No. 2
seed in District 1-1A.
"I think we played pretty
well," Lady Tigers coach
Byron Williams said. "We
kind of knew what was at
stake. We wanted to lock
up that No. 2 seed and we
did that. We played real
good defense off the jump.
We forced a lot of turnovers
in the first quarter.
"I thought the whole
3:06 left in the first half, the
Tigers went on a 28-0 run
that went into the third
quarter to take a 45-6 lead.
White and Johnson start-
ed the run with consecttu-
From Page B
thatwas a close one to Cot-
tondale. They have a very
Sneads can clinch the,
No. 2 seed in district,
which would guarantee
an opening round match-
up with last-placed Ponce
De Leon in the district
tournament, with a home
win over Graceville on
'From Page 1B
boards, we would've been
"Ty, Chai, and Austin all.
did a good job of offensive
rebounding and getting
us some second chance
points. In the second half,
our defensive intensity
picked up and we got a few
The halftime deficit was
the first for Malone in a
From Page 1B
Vernon made a late
charge in the fourth,
knocking down a 3-pointer
to cut the lead to two at 52-
50 with five seconds left,
but Blount made 1 of 2 free
throws to push it to three,
and a last-second 3-point
attempt by the Yellowjack-
ets fell short.
Cottondale coach Chris
Obert credited Vernon for
its effort, as well as his own
team for persevering on
"I thought we came out
and played pretty hard and
pretty focused. We just had
a few things that didn't go
our way, but we fought
through them," he said.
"I thought (Blount) did a
good job of getting us go-
ing in the first half, and DJ
did a good job in the sec-
"We got that lead, and
then for some reason it
seems like when we've got
a chance to ice a game, we
rarely do. We tend to keep
it interesting. But Vernon
played hard. You've got to
give them credit."
The Hornets nearly gave
up a big lead late in their
last road district win over
Sneads on Jan. 13, and it's
a trend that Obert said he
Hopes will not continue.
Olivia Daniels looks to pass for the Malone Lady Tigers.
night was made by de-
fense. We were able to get
turnovers and score the
ball in transition. Thaf's
where most of the points
came from." ,
Malone will finish out
the regular season with a
trio of games against Jack-
son County foes.
The Lady Tigers will hit
tive 3-pointers, and White
followed it with a two to
make it 25-6 with 1:38 left
in the first half. ; ,,
'Britt scored the final five
points of the half to make
it 30-6 at the break, and
scored again to start the.
third quarter to make it a
The Tigers won the first
match-up in Grace-ille on
Dec. 6. :.
"There's definitely a little
bit at stake in that game, so
it's a good thing for us that
it's in Sneads," lohnson
Lady Pirates win big
The Sneads girls also'
got a big road Oictory, over
Wewalhitchka on .'Friday,,
prevailing 63-35: thanks
to a 20-point night from
district game this sea-
son, as the Tigers breezed
through league. play in
winning all 10 games by at
least 15 points each.
Welch said going un-.
beaten in district was a
nice accomplishment, but
he hoped it didn't give his'
players a false sense of
"On the one hand, it gives
us confidence and lets us
know that, as far as our
tools and how we match
up with people, we've- got
"We've got to start man-
aging leads better," he said.
"We've been pulling them
out, but I think we make
them closer than we have
to. We didn't really turn it
over down the stretch, but
we had some poor shot
selection and a couple of
Of the chance to fin-
ish 12-0 in the district,
the coach downplayed its
"I don't think about that.
I just think about trying to
win ballgames," he said.
the road Monday to take
on the Sneads Lady Pi-
rates, before returning
home Tuesday to play host
They'll finish the week in
Cottondale on Thursday
against the Lady Hornets.
The district tournament
begins Jan. 30 and con-
cludes Feb. 4.
Merit and White each
had 3-point plays to make
it 38-6, and another 3-
pointer by John son capped
the run with 4:58 left in the
Another triple by Merit
early in the fourth gave the
Tigers their biggest lead of
the night at 50-9.
also added 16 points, 11
rebounds, and seven as-
sists, and Logan Neel
had 11 points and eight
The game was tied 12-12
through one period, but
the Lady Pirates pushed it
to 29-19 at halftime, and
extended the lead to 16 in
Sneads finished the game
with a flurry, outscoring
a good chance to take care
of things in the district
tournament," the coach
said. "On the other hand.
I.1 don't want us to rest on
"You look at this game
as a tale of two halves. We,
didn't have enough inten-
sity in the first half and
they shot it really well. The
same thing could happen,
in the tournament and
you could end up with a
really tough game on your
"It's senior night, and it's a
big game for us. Hopefully.
we'll treat it that way."
Lady Hornets win big
The Cottondale girls also
picked up a big victory
over Vernon on the road,
Aaliyah Blount had 18
points to lead CHS,.with
Khadejah Ward adding 12,
and Deunna Gonzalez 11.
The Lady Hornets led 46-
8 at halftime and blanked
Vernon 19-0 in the second
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Malone girls rout
High School Boys Basketball
Tuesday- Graceville at Sneads, 5:30
and 7 p.m.; Marianna at Malone, 5:30
and 7 p.m.; Altha at Cottondale, 6 and
Thursday Marianna at Sneads, 4
and 7 p.m.; Graceville at Rehobeth,
5:30 and 7 p.m.
Friday Cottondale at Malone, 5:30
and 7 p.m.; Vernon at Graceville, 6 and
7:30 p.m.; Marianna at Holmes County,
5:30 and 7 p.m.; Sneads atAltha, 6 and
High School Girls Basketball
Monday Malone at Sneads, 4 and
5:30 p.m.; Chipley at Cottondale, 6 and
Tuesday Marianna at Malone, 5:30
p.m.; Graceville at Holmes County, 6
Thursday Graceville at Marianna, 6
p.m.; Malone at Cottondale, 6 and, 730
p.m.; Liberty County at Sneads, 4 p.m.
Friday Sneads at Monroe, 5 p.m.
The Chipola men's and women's
basketball teams will be home Tuesday
to host Tallahassee.
The women's game will tip at 5:30
Dolphins' coaching job
The Associated Press
MIAMI -A moflth ofwreniching emo-
tion for Green Bay Packers offensive
coordinator Joe Philbin took a positive
turn Friday when he landed the Miami
Dolphins' head coaching job.
The deal was sealed less than two
weeks after Philbin's 21-year-old son
drowned in an icy Wisconsin river.
Philbin, who has never been-a head
coach, first interviewed with the Dol-
phins on Jan. 7. The body of son NMi-
chael, one of Philbin's six children, was
recovered the nea day in Oshkosh.
After spending a week away from the
Packers, Philbin rejoined the team last
Sunday for its divisional playoff loss to
the New York Giants.
Philbin has been with Green Bay since
2003 and has been offensive coordina-
tor since 2007. Coach Mike McCarthy
called the plays, but Philbin put togeth-
er the game plan.
The Dolphins' top choice, leff Fisher,
turned them down a week ago to be-
come coach of the St. Louis Rams. Nli-
ami owner Stephen Ross arid general
manager leff Ireland then conducted a
second- round of interviews this week,
with Philbin, Denver Broncos offen-
sive coordinator Mike McCoy and Todd
Bowles, Miami's interim coach at the
end of the season.
Ross fired Tony Sparano last month
with three games to go in his fourth year
as the Dolphins' coach.When the search
for a new coach began, Ross said he
would like to give,the franchise much-
needed stability b\ hiring "a voting Don
Instead he chose the 50-.year-old Phil-
bin. who has 28 years of coaching expe-
rience, including 19 years in college.
With Philbin's help, the Packers have
ranked in the top 10 in the NFL in yard-
age each of the past fix e seasons, includ-
ing third in 2011. A year ago' they won
the Super Bowl.
The hiring might give the Dolphins an
edge if they decide to pursue Packers
backup quarterback Mart Flynn. who
becomes a free agent this offseason.
Flynm set Packers records with 480 yards
passing and six touchdowns in their
Philbin played a major role in the de-
velopment of FIlnn and Pro BolI quar-
terback Aaron Rodgers.
"Worked five years with loe Phil-
bin," former Packers executive Andrew
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Sylvia D. Stephens. Jackson County Supervisor of Elections
Presidential Preference Primary
Saturday, January 21s" Sunday, January 22ND
8:00AM 5:30PM 10:00AM 4:00PM
Monday Saturday, January 23RD- January 28"
*Supervisor of Elections Office
2851 Jefferson St., Marianna
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5348 Cliff St., Graceville
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Election Day is Tuesday, January 31-; all polls are open 7AM-7PM.
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p.m., with the men's game to follow at
The teams will finish the week Satur-
day with a road trip to Niceville to face
Northwest Florida State.
Alford baseball and softball sign-up
will begin Jan. 28 from 9-11 a.m., at the
It will continue for the following three
consecutive Saturdays at the same
time, with Feb. 18 the last day to sign
T-ball (5-6 years of age) costs $45,
with AA (7-8) $55, AAA (9-10).$55,
O'Zone (11-12) $65, and softball (9-12)
A copy of your child's birth certificate
and registration fees are due at the
time of registration.
For more information, call Patricia
Melvin at 326-2510, Tracy Jones at 628-
2199, or Margie at 628-9583.
Send all sports items to editorial@
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4478. The mailing address for the paper
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Marianna, FL 32447.
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Taking the long way home
( T'll get home in less than
Five hours," said a buddy
Sof mine as he prepared
to depart from fishing camp.
"How long will it take you?"
"I'm going back on the inter-
state," offered another. "I'll pull
into my driveway a little after
"Me, too," a third said. "One
quick stop for gas is all I'll have
to make. How about you, Bob?"
"Well, I don't know," I an-
swered, "Let's just say my trip
will likely take a mite longer than
any of yours."
He shouldn't have even asked.
Heck, they all knew my traveling
habits. I'd be taking the long way
Now, I certainly understand
that trip duration and the short-
est distance between two points
are often valid considerations.
Sometimes it's necessary to
shave time. If we're not care-
ful, though, that-can become
an obsession. On this occasion,
for instance, none of our party
for whom the shortest route
back home seemed so vitally
important had anything pressing
awaiting him there. Nothing, at
least, that a couple of extra hours
on the road might affect. Yet, for
some reason, they all exhibited
a burning compulsion to load
up, gas up, crank up, and motor
homeward as fast as humanly
Not me, thank you. I'll take the
backroads, the "blue highways,"
the thoroughfares and trails
winding through, not around,
the forests and farmlands and
small towns. Give me roads with
stops and pull-overs and detours
where I might want to see a
sight, take a picture, or just plain
go for going's sake. Can't give you
a logical reason I'm like that. It's
just the way I'm wired.
I've been taking the long way
home most of my life. As a child,
if the fish weren't biting in the
creek, I often walked a mile or
two out of my way to hunt ar-
rowheads in some fallow field
before returning to "civilization."
My boyhood buddies and I were
notorious for leaving the beaten
paths homeward to gather
plums at abandoned home-
sites or _:.-r ourselves with fai
blackberries that grew otherwise
undisturbed in some out-of-
the-way locale. Sometimes we'd
detour for no other reason than
to gawk at huge hornets' nests or
amble through patches of bright
wildflowers. Some of the flowers,
by the way, we'd pick to take
backwith us. Pretty, "thoughtful"
mama-gifts always tempered the
we were bound to receive.
Once, as a high-school senior, I
made a long-way-home trek to a
cypress pond just to lay eyes on
a free-roaming alligator. Gators
were scarce in 1970. Seeing one
was a "wonderment" I saw two
that evening. What if I'd missed
that? Likewise, a couple of weeks
ago, if I'd been in too big a hurry
to get back to my truck after an
afternoon birding hike, I might
have missed seeing that elusive
grasshopper sparrow in the
brush a few yards off the trail.
Yep, just a couple of weeks ago.
I've never outgrown it.
Awhile back, Interstate 81
might have shaved a lot of time
off a homeward-bound trip
southward through western Vir-
ginia. It would also have routed
me past Troutville, on old U.S.
11, where I met a toothless old
man who grew his own chew-
ing tobacco and told wonder-
ful lies about big smallmouth
bass. Years before, 1-75 would
have taken me around Reliance,
Tennessee and the Cherokee
National Forest, not to mention
some mighty good trout fishing
and a lady who sold me a hunk
of real hoop cheese and a thick
slice ofbaloney she cut off the
log herself. Both encounters
wound up costing me an extra
day's travel. Such a small price
The long way home continues
to beckon today. As in, "Let me
see what's just around that next
bend in the river before I head
in" or "I'll take this trail here. It'll
carry me around to that big pool
just below the waterfall" or "Hey,
let's turn off on that little road
about a mile up ahead." Why?
Why not? It's going in the same
direction we are.
Yep, the express routes and the
fast lanes have their places and
sometimes even I can't avoid
them. But the long way back?
Well, I'll take it whenever I can. If
I don't, I'll wish I had.
Ya'll come join me sometime.
We'll even bring back some
wildflowers, just in case.
The Associated Press
AUBURN, Ala. Frankie
Sullivan scored 22 points
and Auburn had a big run
out of halftime to run away
with a 63-52 win over South
Carolina on Saturday,
keeping the Gamecocks
the only winless team in
Kenny Gabriel added 16
points 12 coming after
halftime and seven re-
bounds for Auburn (12-7,
Anthony Gill and Bruce
Ellington each had nine
points and Damontre Har-
ris blocked acareer-high six
shots to go along with six
points for the Gamecocks
(8-10, 0-4), who turned the
ball over 23 times in the
R.J. Slawson banked in
a jumper at the first-half
buzzer to send South Caro-
lina into the locker room.
with a 28-24 lead, end-
ing a first 20 minutes in
which neither team could
get more than six points of
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MONDAY NIGHT HIGH ROLLERS
1) Adam's Funeral Home 44.5-31-5
2) Marianna Office Supply 40.5-35.5
3) Bruce's Crew 38.5-37.5
4) Crash & Burn 35-41
5) Smith's Supermarket 34-42
6) Gutter Huggers 32.5-43.5
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High Team Series: Adam's Funeral Home: 2736
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High Series Male: Tom Arnold: 692
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TUESDAY MORNING COFFEE LEAGUE
1) Down Home Dental Center 57-31
2) Gazebo 54-34
3) The A Team 51-5-36.5
4) Champion Tile 50-38
5) Jim's Buffet & Grill 45-42
6) Marianna Metal 42-46
7) James & Sikes 40.5-47.5
8) Pacers 40-48
9) Kindel Awards 39-49
10) Marianna Animal Hospital 21-67
High Team Game: Pacers: 944
High Team Series: Champion Tile: 2701
High Game Female: Annette Lane: 219
High Game Male: Don Foley: 251
High Series Female: Annette Lane: 562
High Series Man: Don Foley: 648
TUESDAY NIGHT MIXED LEAGUE
1) Backwoods Bowiers 64-24
2) We're Back 53-35
3) James Gang 44-44
4) Oak Creek Honey 43-45
5) D & D 42-46
6) Frank & Marie + 2 39.5-48.5
7) All State 385-49.5
8) Zero Cool 28-60
High Game Handicap: Backwocds BoG-iers 944
High Series Handicap: Backwoods Bo,,ers 2663
High Series Men: G-BabDy: 6O
High Series Women: Dale Reynolds 572
WEDNESDAY MIGHT MIXED LEAGUE
1) Here For The Beer 50-34
2) 2 Pair of Nutz 49-35
3) Fireballs 48-36
4) Nina's Embroidery 48-36
5) Grice Son & Septic 4444)
6) Marianna Metal 415-42-5
7) Mr. Bingo 40-44
8) Hollis Body Shop 37-47
9) Melvin Painting 32-5-51-5
10) Try Hards 30-54
CHIPOLA MEN'S LEAGUE
1) Ouzts Again 10-2
2) 4 the Birds 8-4
3) Marianna Truss 7-5
4) The Wolf Pack '-6
5) 31/2 Men 6-6
6) No. 5 5-7
7) Marianna Office Supply 4-8
8) No. 7 2-10
High Team Game: #5: 1010
High Team Series: #5:2770
High Game: Jay Roberts: 269
High Series: Jay Roberts: 677
Area fishing slows down
. Bass fishing is fair. The largest concen-
trations of largemouths can be found on
creek points and along creek bends. Seek
the clearest water available up the creeks
and use Texas-rigged worms. Near grass
beds use jerkbaits and floating stickbaits
for the best results. Frog-type lures may
pay off in grass and around visible wood
structure. When using worms, go with
the lightest weight possible.*
Crappies are doing well on live min-
nows for some anglers. As a rule, they are
still deep, but have shown signs recently
of shallowing up a bit. Target the shad
schools to locate the crappies.
Warm-water fishes such as bream
and catfish are still showing few signs of
Bass fishing is fair along the banks with
jigs. Fish as close as possible to the bank-
side cover. Deep-running crankbaits may
work on main-lake points and spoons
can pay off up the creeks on ledges.
Texas-rigged lizards have worked fairly
well on points and in rocky structure.
Also try Carolina-rigged worm in indark
colors and fish them very slowly for the
best results. Slow-rolled spinnerbaits are,
Crappies are slow to bite right now.
Most are suspended deep and reluctant
to get active. Minnows drop-fished in
deep brush may produce some minimal
catches. On a positive note, individual
fish sizes are good.
All other species are extremely slow.
Bass fishing is slow. Continue to fish
ledges.along channel bends in spots
where the channel curves near the bank..
Fish spoons or jig-and-pig combos and
work the baits very slowly. Bass fishing
up the creeks has become less produc-
tive as well. The bite there is still sporadic
and the creeks are producing ery few
fish on worms and crankbaits. Fish-
ing is slow near sandbars and bankside
Catfishing can be fair up and down-
river. For larger cats, go downstream and
fish bluff walls near river bends. Tailiva-
ter catfishing is slow to fair. Use frozen
shad, worms. or prepared baits.
Crappies, though scattered, will bite
moderately well when concentrations of
fish can be located.
Bream fishing is very slow.
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BY DUSTIN KENT
The Graceville Lady Ti-
gers picked up huge dis-
trict win Thursday night
at home, beating the Cot-
tondale Lady Hornets 49-
39 to clinch the No. 2 seed
in District 3-1A.
Graceville (11-9) led af-
ter every quarter Thurs-.
day and used a 13-5
third quarter run to push
the lead out to double
The Lady Tigers .led
by as much as 18 points
in the third period and
were never seriously
threatened in the fourth.
"I felt like we came
out with some inten-
sity in the second half,"
Graceville coach Jon
Habali said after the
"We did what we had
to do offensively and de-
fensively. We got hot in
the third. We were mov-
ing the ball quickly and
finally took some good
Graceville made 4 of 8
from the 3-point line in
the third quarter.
Zay Henderson had 18
points and, six rebounds
to lead the Lady Tigers,
with Wynterra Pintman
adding a double-double
with 11 points and 14
Tiara Sorey had seven
points, file assists, and
Khadejah Ward had a
game high 23 points to
lead Cotuondale, while
Aalivahl Blount contrib-
uted 11 points.
The teams came into
the game tied with three
Marianna stumbles at home to Bay, 55-48
BY DUSTIN KENT ,
After picking up perhaps
their biggest win of the
season on Tuesday, an 86-
82 overtime district victory
over the Walton Braves, the
Marianna Bulldogs stum-
bled Thursday at home,
falling to Bay High 55-48.
Bay led 21-16 at halftime
Sand extended the lead to
nine in the third period. :
The Bulldogs cut. the
margin to four late in
the fourth quarter and
had possession, but they
turned the ball over with
30 seconds to play, and the
Tornadoes made their free
throws to ice the game.
"We just- got out-
toughed, out-hustled, and
coach Travis Blanton said
after the game. "I just don't
think we were mnenially
prepared to play, and we
sort of got took behind the
woodshed by a bunch of
ninth graders playing var-
sity We never got into the
game until late."
Blanton did give credit
to the Tornadoes, who he
said would be a very:diffi-
cult team to match up with
in the coming years.
"Whoever plays Bah
High this year better beat
them while they can be-'
cause they're going to be
really good'in the future,"
he said. "My hat goes off
to them. Coach iMichaell
Grady has done a wonder-
ful job with those kids."
DJ Granberry had 11
points to lead Marianna,
with Quay Royster adding
But the Bulldogs were
unable to get it done
defensively and on the
boards for much of the
us and had several second
chances and extra posses-
sions off of missed shots,"
Blanton said. "They just
got to the offensive glass
and kept getting multiple
shots at the basket and
that hurt us. At this point
in the season, that's some-
thing that's got to be taken
Marianna was scheduled
to play Rutherford on Sat-
urday night before a busy
week that sees the Bull-
dogs playing road games
against Malone on Tues-
day, Sneads on Thursday,
and Holmes County on
Marianna's Trae' Pringley
goes up for a shot against-
losses in league competi-
tion, but Thursday's win
gave the Lady Tigers a 7-
3 final district record and
knocked the Lady Hor-
nets to 5-4.
Cottondale won its fi-
nal district contest Friday
over Vernon, but Thurs-
day's win means the Lady
Tigers will be the run-.
ner-up behind first-place
Ponce De Leon, and
will get the No. 2 seed
and a bye in the district
Graceville will finish
out the regular season
with two road games this
week: at Holmes County
on Tuesday, and at Mari-
anna on Thursday.
for its final two games this
week, hosting Chipley on
Monday and Malone on
Melo misses trip
for No.1 Syracuse
- Syracuse sophomore
Fab Melo did not travel
with the No. 1 Orange
for their game against
Notre Dame on Satur-
day, and junior Mookie
Jones has left the school
for personal reasons.
Melo, for undisclosed
reasons, will also miss
Monday's game against
school policy and
federal student privacy
laws, the school did
not elaborate on either
Melo leads Syracuse
S(20-0, 7-0 Big East) in
rebounding at 5.0 per
game. Jones appeared
in only seven ganres,
averaging 2.9 points.
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In this Oct. 23,
the first half of
an NFL game
NFL said Friday,
the Rams and
play Oct. 28
sixth year in a
row the league
will play regular-
in the British
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The Associated Press
LO)NDON The St. Louis Rams
took the first step to becoming Brit-
ain's "home" team Friday, agreeing
to play a regular-season NFL game
in London in each of the next three
And first up are the New England
Patriots, who are two wins from an-
other Super Bowl title.
The Rams and Patriots meet at
Wembley on Oct. 28, about two
months after the closing ceremoryi
of the London Olympics. That will
be followed by games at Wembley
against undetermined opponents in
2013 and 2014.
The Rams are. owned by Stan
Kroenke, who is also the major-
ity shareholder in the English soc-
cer club Arsenal. The team will.give
up home games in St. Louis for the'
three seasons they are in London.
"We've seen first-hand the in-
creased popularity of the NFL not
only in London but throughout Eu-
rope," Kroenke said in a statement-.
"To play a role in that growth over
the next three years will be'incred-
ible and is a testament to the man'y
good things happening not only
in the NFL but also in the St. Louis
Rams orear's ationtest will."
This year's contest will be the sixth
regular-season game at Wembley.
But despite plans to bring a second
game to Britain starting next season,
the NFL said the Rains-Patriots date
would be the only one in 2012.
"This year is a very competitive
year for sport in the UK, especially
with the Olympics in London," NF-
LUK managing director Alistair,
Kirkwood said. "Also, with the Rams
having made an unprecedented
commitment to playing in the UK
for the ne:,t thuee \ears, \ve wanted
to focus on them as our 'home' team.
wilthloiut another game taking place.
"\\e would like to increase beyond
one game per year as soonld as pos-
sible and the five-year commitment
by the owners to playing in the UK,
allows us to make that decision when
w\e feel it is appropriate."
NFL owners agreed last year to
play regular-;eason games in the UK
for the rine: five seasons. The league
said Friday all the games would be
played at \'Vembley. NFL Commis-
sioner Roger Goodell.has repeatedly
spoken of the possibility,of a full-
time franchise in the UK one day.
The Rams finished 2-14 this sea-
son, lied for the NFL's "worst. and'
ha-e wvon only 15 games the last five
seasons. Last week, the team hired
leH Fisher as coach to replace the
fired Steve Spagnuoio.
The NFL first played atWembley in
2007, with the NewYork Giants beat-
ing the Miami Dolphins 13-10. Since
then, seven other teams have visited
Britain, with the Tampa Bay Bucca-
neers making the trip twice.
The Patriots have already been to
London. beating the Bucs 35-7 in
2009. The Bucs returned this season,
losing to the Chicago Bears 24-18 in
October --the first of the Wembley
games that wasn't a sellout.
This season, Lhe Patriot, have been
one of the best teams in the league.
Led by Tom Brady, they will face mhe
Baltimore Ravens on Sunday in the
_kFC championship with a chance
to reach their fifth Super Bowil in the
last 11 years.
And Patriots oi-ner Robert Kraft
is already looking forward to cornm-
ing back to London. especially since
.they again don't have to give up a
"For us in a way it is like, I think,
having another home game. we have
such a large fan base there," Kraft
said. "\Ve have had a group of fans
come over from the ilK and come
here to a game each year and it is a
tremen-dous fan base. Happ-y ie \ill
be able to go over there."
In the NFC championship, he San
Francisco 49eis host the New York
i e Associated Press
The Tampa Bay Rays
have added a familiar
bat to the middle of their
A person with knowl-
edge of the agreement
tells The Associated
Press that slugger Car-
los Pena has agreed to a
$7.25 million, one-year
contract to return to the
team he posted impres-
sive power numbers for
The person spoke on
condition of anonymity
Friday because the club
had not announced the
Pena played with the
Rays from 2007-10, help-
ing them reach the play-
offs twice before, signing
as a free agent with the
Chicago Cubs for $10
million last. season. He
also had been sought by
the Cleveland Indians,
who have been looking
to add a powerful bat,.
The 33-year-old is the
second major addition
to the middle of the Rays
batting order this win-
ter. The team signed free
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million, one-year con-
tract last week.
In addition to bolster-
ing the offense with a bat
that hit 144 homers and
drove in 407 runs during
Pena's first stint in Tam-
pa Bay, the ,Rays filled
the need for an everyday
first baseman. Pena won
a Gold Glove in 2008, a
year after he posted the
best offensive numbers
of his career with a .282
batting average with 46
homers and 121 RBI's to
earn the AL Comeback
Player of the Year award..
The left-handed hitter
also drove in 100 of more
runs in 2008 and 2009,
when he was an All-Star..
He left Tampa Bay after
slumping to .196 with 28
homers and 84 RBI's two
Pena batted .225 with
28 homers and 80 RBIs in
his only season with the
Cubs. He is a .239 career
hitter who has 258 hom-
ers and 730 RBI's in 11
seasons with the Rays,
Cubs, Detroit Tigers,
Boston Red Sox, Oak-
land Athletics and Texas
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.(ARA) The baby boomer generation makes up an
estimated 76 million people roughly one-fourth of the
U.S. population. This means that either you or someone
you love is part of this aging group. According to. Eye
on the Boomer, a recent survey by the Ocular Nutrition
Society, almost as many baby boomers say they worry
about losing their vision as those that say they worry about
having heart disease or cancer. What's more, 78 percent of
those surveyed ranked vision as the most important of the
five senses. Yet, more than half of the survey respondents
ages 45-65 said they don't typically have a recommended
annual eye exam, and even fewer are aware of important
nutrients that can, play a key role in eye health.
Experts recommend that disease prevention, including
lifestyle modification, attention to dietary intake and
vitamin supplementation must become a greater focus of
primary vision care. Studies indicate that proper nutrition
promotes healthy eyes. however many American diets
are found to be deficient of the critical nutrients that help
protect eye health.
"If people are at risk for heart disease they typically
make; lifestyle modifications," says Dr. Jeffrey Anshel,
president of the Ocular Nutritionri Society. "This survey
found that people are as concerned about their eyes but
do not know the simple steps they can incorporate into
their daily lives to take care of them."
*Vitamin supplements can be used for your eyes,
While people take a variety of different supplements
to support their health, vitamins specifically formulated
to help protect the eyes are often not in the mix and
for many people, they should be. While more than half of
those surveyed are taking supplements to protect their
joints, bones or heart health only 18 percent say they take
supplements to support their eye health.
"As we grow older, the need for certain vitamins
and nutrients to support the eye increases the survey
revealed low awareness of these essential nutrients,"
says Anshel of nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, lutein
and zeaxanthin. He adds that there is a "need for greater
education on the lifestyle modifications that baby boomers
can incorporate into their daily lives, -including proper
nutrition, to help safeguard eye health as they age."
To help protect eye health as they age, Anshel
recommends people aged 45-65 take the following steps:
* Slop smoking, exercise regularly and wear sunglasses
with UV protection
* Make an annual appointment with an eye doctor
* Eat foods rich in eye healthy nutrients, such as tuna
or salmon for omega-3s and spinach, kale and broccoli
containing lutein and zeaxanthin
*To help overcome shprtialls in the diet consider a vitamin
supplement specifically-fofriulated for eye health
To learn more about the Eye on the Boomer survey as
well as eye health, please visit ocularnutritionsociety.org.
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Legendary blues singer
Etta James dies in Calif.
The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES Etta James' perfor-
mance of the enduring classic "At Last"
was the embodiment of refined soul:
Angelic-sounding strings harkened the
arrival of her passionate yet measured
vocals as she sang tenderly about a love
finally realized after a long and patient
In real life, little about James was as gen-
teel as that song. The platinum blonde's
first hit was a saucy R&B number about
sex, and she was known as a hell-raiser
who had tempestuous relationships with
her family, her men and the music indus-
try. Then she spent years battling a drug
addiction that she admitted sapped away
at her great talents.
The 73-year-old died on Friday at Riv-
erside Community Hospital from com-
plications of leukemia, with her husband
and sons at her side, her manager, Lupe
De Leon said.
"It's a tremendous loss for her fans
around the world," he said. "She'll be
missed. A great American singer. Her mu-
sic defied category."
James' spirit could not be contained
- perhaps that's what made her so mag-
netic in music; it is surely what made her
so dynamic as one of R&B, blues and rock
'n' roll's underrated legends.
"The bad girls ... had the look that I
liked," she wrote in her 1995 autobiog-
raphy, "Rage to Survive." "I wanted to be
rare, I wanted to be noticed, I wanted to
be exotic as. a Cotton Club chorus girl,
and I wanted to be obvious as the most
flamboyant hooker on the street. I just
wanted to be."
"Etta James was a pioneer. Her ever-
changing sound has influenced rock and
roll, rhythm and blues, pop, soul and
jazz artists, marking her place as one of
the most important female artists of our
time," said Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
President and CEO Terry Stewart.
Qg How many
*states did the
go through? G.H.,
Answer: That's too easy;
I suspect a trick question
here. The Pony Express
mail service operated
from April 1860 through
October 1861. The route
went through the current
states of Missouri, Kansas,
Nebraska, Wyoming, Colo-
rado, Utah, Nevada and
California. At the time,
only Missouri and Califor-
nia were states. The others
were territories (though
Kansas became a state in
Q lIwas at an art
picked up the
business card of an artist
whose name is Libena. It's
a beautiful name. What
is its origin?-M.I., San
Answer: Libena is a
Slavic female given name.
Q Siitch hineri
are common in
about switch pitchers?
-W.K., Allentown, Pa.
Answer: I don't know of
any current major league.
pitchers who can throw
with either hand. There is
one in the minor leagues:
'Pat Venditte, who plays
for the New York Yankees'
The only modern-era
pitcher was Greg Harris.
He finished his 15-year'
career with the Montreal
Expos in 1995.with a 74-90.
win-loss record, a 3.69
earned run average and
1,141 strikeouts. Iknow of
at least four ambidextrous
pitchers who played in the
N I have two .
about the -V
show "Leave It to Beaver."
My first question: What
was the name of Beaver's
elementary school? My.
second question: If his"
name was Theodore-
Cleaver. whv was he called
Beater? _-B.L., Naples,
Answer: Theodore (Jerry
Mathers) attended Grant
Avenue Grammar School
in the fictitious com-
muniji of alayfield. His
nickname, "Beaxer," came
about because his older
brother, \Vally LTony Dow).,
was unable as a youngster
to pronounce the name
Theodore. Wally's ver-
Dear Annie: Six months ago, I was
fired for stealing from my job. I was too
embarrassed to tell anyone, so I lied to
my parents, my friends, everybody. I told
them I quit so I could go back to school.
Then I lost my house because I didn't,
have the money to pay the mortgage. My
parents told me that I'm almost 40 and
need to stand on my own two feet. They
wouldn't let me move in with them. My
best friend felt sorry for me and said I
could camp out in her guest room until I
got back on my feet.,
In that time, I've fallen in love with
her husband. I couldn't help it. "Alex"
is amazing smart, charming, kind,
athletic, attractive, the total package.
But it makes me uncomfortable to see
him being so affectionate with his wife,
always holding her hand and stroking
her hair. I can't figure out why their mar-
riage has lasted 10 years. He's outgoing,
and she's shy. She's also rather plain. Alex
doesn't seem to realize that he could,
Many people consider 13 to be an unlucky
number. Bridge players cannot have that su-
perstition, because they hold 13 cards and play
out 13 tricks. Also, it is not always unlucky to
have insufficient tricks at the end 6f a deal.
The unsuperstitious players, who happily
count to 13, tend to do well. This grand slam is a
good example. How would you try to make sev-
en spades after West irritatingly leads a trump?
The bidding is sensible. Yes, there might be
an unavoidable late heart or club loser, but
how will North ever find out? When you are in a
grand slam, there is no point in counting losers,
because you cannot afford any. Just try to find
13 tricks. Here, outside spades, you have five
winners: the ace-king of hearts, the diamond
ace and the ace-king of clubs. So you must win
eight trump tricks. Luckily all your trumps are
high, so there is no risk of an overruff. However,
before crossruffing, cash all of your side-suit
Win the first trick on the board, play a dia-
mond to your ace, then cash dummy's four
rounded-suit winners. After that, have fun ruff-
ing dummy's four remaining low cards in your
hand and your three diamonds on the board.
sion sounded like Beaver,
and thus a nickname was.
,Q Gen. George
killed in June 1876 during
the Battle of the Little Big-
horn; he was 36. I know he
was married, but what be-
*came of his wife?- PA.C.,
Answer In 1864,'Custer
married Elizabeth "Libbie"
Bacon (1842-1933. After
the death of her husband,
she wrote several books
glorifying his memory and'
became a one-woman ad-'
. vocate for her husband's
legacy. Her three books
--"Boots and Saddles"
(1885), "Following the
'Guidon" (1890) and "Tent-
ing on the Plains" (1893)'
- are still available in
print and electronic edi-
tions. Besides her books,.....
she also wrote articles
and toured extensively
promoting the memory of
did quite well for herself.
When her husband died,
she was faced with a large
debt that he had accu- .
mulated. But by the time
of her.death she was a
have somebody so much better looking
and smarter. He cduld have me.
I know his wife took.ne in when no-
body else wbuld, but you can't help who
God tells you to love. My mother says I
need therapy. I don't agree. I simply want
to know how to deal with my feelings so
I can be around my friend without want-
ing to smack that sweet smile right off
her face. Any advice?
CRAZY IN LOVE
Dear Crazy: You steal from your job, lie
to your family and then try to seduce
your best friend's husband. Alex is smart
enough to know a good woman wheri
he marries one. The longer you stay in
that house the harder it will be for you.
Get any job, maybe two of them, so you
can afford another place to live, even if it
means multiple roommates. Then take
your mother's advice and get some coun-
seling to understand why you keep trying
to take things that don't belong to you..
AQUARIUS (Jam 20-
Feb. 19) Your possi-
bilities for success could
be severely impaired
if you star jumping to
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
S20) If you're presently
indebted to a friend, don't
wait until she or he starts
asking for repayment.
ARIES (March 21-April
19) Whether or not
you want it, your associ-
ates will have a strong
influence on how the day
turns out for you.
TAURUS (April 20-May
20) Obligations that
normally wouldn't be
yours could be dumped
in your lap.
GEMINI (May 21-June
20) There's a chance
you could run into one of
your least favorite peo-
ple, in what would other-
wise be a most convivial
setting. Don't let this ruin
your good times.
CANCER (June 21-July
22) The slightest spark
could ignite a volatile
issue between you and
your mate. Keep a cool
head and a long fuse.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Refrain from unduly
criticizing the work of
another, because it will
only cause hard feelings.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22) If you haven't been
managing your resourc-
es too wisely lately or are
still broke from the holi-
days, you might riot have
the funds to participate,
in doing something fun
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.
23) Any restrictions
you are experiencing
aren't due to theplersons
with whom you're now
involved, so don't take
things out on them.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
22)- It the world is a bit
too gloomy for you. redi-
rect your attention onto
others instead of dwell-
ing exclusively on your
own self-inflicted pain.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-
Dec. 21) If you're still
,operating on a stringent
budget, don't, start pil-
ing things on your credit
cards just to keep up with
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-
Jan., 19) meaningful
objectives might not be
too easy to accomplish
right at the moment. -
Today is the 22nd day
:of 2012 and the 32nd day
TODAY'S HISTORY: In
1901, Britain's QueenVic-
toria died at age 81, after
a record 63-year reign..
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sayist; Lord Byron (1788-
.1824), poet; August
playwright; D.W Griffith
(1875-1948), film direc-
tor; George Balanchine
pher; Steve Perry (1949-
), singer; Diahe Lane
(1965- ),. actress; Ubaldo
Jimenez (1984- ), base-
TODAY'S FACT: The
tradition of performing
Tchaikovsky's "The Nut-
cracker" during the holi-
day season began with
George Balanchine and
the New York City Ballet
"Opinions are made to
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the most points ever
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Isner is out at Australian Open, as are US men
The Associated Press
lia For the first time in
four decades, there will be
no American man in the
fourth round of the Austra-
lian Open. John McEnroe
thinks he knows why.
The seven-time Grand
Slam champion, who is
working as a TV analyst at
Melbourne Park, suspects
a lack of passion.
"You could certainly
wonder whether our guys
are as hungry as some of
the others," McEnroe said
on Fox after John Isner lost
'to 18th-seeded Feliciano
Lopez in the third round
Friday. "It really comes
down to the individual, If
people have heart or de-
sire, that to me is more im-
portant than any shot".
This is the first time no
U.S. player reached the
men's fourth round at the
Australian Open since 1973
eled to the tournament.
Isner, the last American
man left in the singles
draw, lost to Lopez 6-3, 6-7
(3), 6-4, 6-7 (0), 6-1. It was
the 6-foot-9 Isner's second
straight five-set match af-
ter he knocked out David
Nalbandian in a 4-hour,
"It's very ugly, to be hon-
est, to have no one in the
round of 16," Isner said.
"We've got to try to rectify
that next time the big tour-
naments roll around.
"It's very disappointing.
That's not a good effort
from the Americans in this
tournament. I knew going
in today I was the last one
left and I wanted to keep
on going, but just didn't
Instead, Lopez earned
a fourth-round match
against Rafael Nadal, who
won the 2009 Australian
Open and has 10 major
titles to his credit.
The last American man
to win the Australian
Open was Andre Agassi
in 2003.. No. U.S. man has
won a major since Andy
Roddick at the 2003 U.S.
"We've been spoiled
with the success we've
had in the past," McEnroe
At least the Americans
still have Serena Williams,
the 13-time Grand Slam
champion who is on a 16-
match winning streak at
Melbourne Park. She won
titles in 20.09 and 2010
but missed last year be-
cause of injury. On Satur-
day night, the five-time
champion played Greta
Arn of Hungary in the third
Before that, defending
champion Novak Djokovic
took on Nicolas Mahut
of France at Rod Laver
When four American
men reached the fourth
round of the U.S. Open
in September only
two majors after no.
Americans reached the
round of 16 at the French
Open Roddick talked
about a "healthy jeal-
ousy" contributing to the
There hadn't been four
American men into the
fourth round at the U.S.
Open since 1995.
It didn't last long in Mel-
bourne. Among the best
contenders, No. 8 Mardy
Fish lost to Alejandro Falla
of Colombia in the second
round before Roddick hurt
his right hamstring had
to retire from his second-
round match with former
No. 1 Lleyon Hewitt.
Ryan Harrison took No.
4 Andy Murray to four sets
before losing; Ryan Sweet-
ing lost to No. 5 David Fer-
rer; and Donald Young lost
to qualifier Lukas Lacko.
"People expect us to con-,
tend for Grand Slams,"
McEnroe said. "I think
there's a lot of tennis fans,
but to have an American
contending and winning
majors, that would make a
The pressure of being
Last man standing got to
Isner on Friday when he
lapsed in the last set after
dominating the fourth-set
"It just got away from
me. Ijust wasn't as sharp as
I needed to be," he said. "It
just kind of spiraled out of
control there, and it just ...
I couldn't climb out of the
hole I dug."
"I honestly felt like it was
more mental than any-
thing," he added. "Just like
the whole match I wasn't
really that sharp."
Now he has to consider
a Davis Cup series next
month against a Swiss
team that could feature
Federer and Stanislas
"That's not an ideal
draw for a first round.
But, yeah, it's going to be
tough," Isner said. "It's
away, and, you know, more
than likely I think if Roger
plays we're probably the
Djokovic started 2011 on
a 41-match winning streak
and finished it with the No.
1 ranking and three of the
four majdr titles. His two
main rivals are already
through to the third round
on the other side of the
Nadal had a 6-2, 6-4, 6-
2 win over Lacko, the last
qualifier in the draw.
Apart from having his
right knee heavily taped,
he showed no sign of pain
from the bizarre injury
- he hurt his knee while
,sitting in a chair at his
hotel that made him
think he might miss this
"The knee is fine ... being
in the fourth round with-
outlosing a set, it's fantas-
tic news,." he said.
Federer followed with
an almost flawless perfor-
mance ina 7-6 161, 7-5, 6-3
win over 6 foot -10 Croatian
Ivo KlarlIoic. Federer will
p'a!\ Au-.traliar teeinagr
Bernaid Tomic on Sunday
in ihe fourth round. Tomic,
ist last year, had a tough
4-:. 7-6 10i. 7-6 161 2-6.
6-3 \\rin o\i 13th-.eeded
Alexandr Dolgopolov of
An early rematch of last
year's women's final, is al-
ready in place, mwth de-
fending champion Kim
Clijsters, and Li Na both
winning Friday night to set
up a meeting in the fourth
Clijsters advanced with
a 6-3, 6-2 win over Daniela
Hantuchova. Li didn't,even
finish four games before
Anabel Medina Garrigues
quit with a badly sprained
Medina Garrigues twist-
ed her right ankle in the
second game and needed
treatment on'the court. Li
won the first three games
and had taken the first two
points in the fourth game
on Medina Garrigues'
serve when the. Spaniard
hit the ball into the air with
her racket. She then went
- in tears to the net to
"It was really tough, be-
cause she tried to continue
to play, so I don't know (if)
it's like real or fake ... some
players they do that," Li
said. Then, "I saw she
couldn't run and she start-
ed to cry. Ihave to say I am
so sorry for her."
The winner of the Cli-
jsters-Li match will likely
face a quarterfinal against
Wozniacki, who has not
dropped a set in advancing
to the fourth round as she
continues her quest for a
first Grand Slam title. She
beat Monica Niculescu of
Romania 6-2, 6-2, while
third-seeded Victoria Aza-
renka defeated Mona Bar-
thel 6-2, 6-4.
Wozniacki will next
play former No. 1 Jelena
Jankovic, who beat Chris-
tina McHale of the U.S. 6-
That left just Williams
and Vania King as the only
Americans in singles at
the Australian Open. King
plays former No. 1 Ana Iva-
novic on Saturday.
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New 13 seer Heat pump package units for sale
3.5 ton, 5 year Warranty if installed by a Certi-
fied HVAC Contractor. $2,600 Cash Only! 850-
Check out the. Classifieds
Graco Pack-n-Play blue tan plaid, nice cond;-
tion $35 850-526-3426
Graco Stroller. nice condition, soft grey plaid,
Guitar Electric Bass Gibson Epipho:ne EBO $325
OBO w 'hardshell touring case-. S50-42-6022
Jacket University Miami. 2X $4-10. 650-526-3987
Kirby Vacuurn w attach.ishampoosystem,
e kI new Diamond Edition 5500 85 6
Large Catnapper Power Lift Recliner great
condition 5$450 550-557-0176
Large Dog House, Any Color, Shingle Roof,
SWill Deliver. $135. 33-4794-5750 Dothan J
Metal Vintage Signs Reproductions total. I
Cr. Dairy Signs, $75 Cash,550.99-9601
Motorcycle Saddlebags Set -1 'I110 'h 7d
Pedal Boat: Clernan 5 person paddle boat.
E:.:cellent cond. $250. Call ,S50-526-5372
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Porch/Lawn Swing With Chains,
Will Deliver. $95 334.794-5780 J
Retro Kitchen Table with 4 chairs W:ood. red.4
chairs. $100 firm,Cash 850-526-3987
Rocker glider. ,reen maple $50. 550-526.3987
Roll Top Desk, light oak color, $150
Computer Desk 550 550-693-1600
Sink: Pedestal Harindashring sinr, iiite porce'
lain with faucets. $100 Cash. 850-526-3987
Soft Drink Collectible Bottles old Pepsi, Dr.
Pepper, etc. (7)$50 Cash 850-526-3987
Spatterware 24 pc red speckled dishes new
$150. cash only, 850-526-3987
Tray: Cherry Waiter, folds up. $15. 850-526-3987
Washer $125 Dryer $100 Both Whirlpool both
Window Air Conditioner U000 btu $40 55')-482-
,2008BL'OC~CDOT INC vA'!SLOCKC:DOTC'"1
SSPUT OAK FIREWOOD 4
Delivered in the wiregrass
$75. Large truck load.
Call 334-685-1248 or 334-389-7378
Sofa and love seat Chocolate color. Asking
$175 for both. Call Aminah 850-557-1454.
Wanted: Old Coins, Gold,
Diamonds, Guns, And Tools
West Main Jewelry & Loan 334-671-1440.
PETS & ANIMALS
t Quail for Sale flight condition
Ready for Hunting
4 850-326-3016 4a
Boxer: AKC Brindle Boxer puppies 3-Males/4-.
Females $350 each. Both Sire and Dam on site.
Now taking deposits. Puppies will not be ready,
until Feb. 22, 2012. Call 334-701-1722
CKC Shih-Tzu puppies :Gorgeous, healthy, and
so much fun! Ready Janu ar: 15th. Come pick
yours out before the., are gone! The price is
firm. $35)0. 334 -179-943'
FREE: 2 Adult Dogs .& puppies need g.od
home. Chihuahua 'terrier m;-.. 334-446-0032.
Free: Adorable Lab Airedale m;,. puppies.
Ready now. 850-592-6921
FREE Puppy: White English Bulldog mix, F.' 50-
I Jack Russel CKC Pups!
a Tri-color, white with brown,
Also Maltese Pups AKC
call for more info.
i+ 334-703-2500 4-
Lab puppies: Choc',late and Blonde, cute arnd
cuddly.$200 each. 334-388-5617, 334-488-5000,
O fMaltese puppy
L OUO K Fen.ale, White, 6 mos. old.
$45'). Call 334-790-6146
Rotteiller Pups, DOB 10 29/2011. Health
Cerlls and Shots, Marianrna Area. $250 FIRM.
50-272.3 728 between 7am to 8pm. Not 'Regis-
V Valentine Babies Tiny Chorkies $250, 1 pair
Chinese Crested $600. Chihuahua $350.
Taking deposits on Yorkies & Yorkie-Poos
Older Puppies Available $150. 334-718-4886.
3 FARMER'S MARKET
08' md#9996 John Deere 6-row cotton picker
.982 eng. hrs. 624 fan hrs. Mud Hog, LMC Bowl
Buggy all exc. cond. kept under shed. Call;
Kendall Cooper 334-703-0978 or 334-775-3749
ext. 102, 334-775-3423.
1979 Ford 6600 ODiesel Tractor Good Workino
Courdition. Original Owner, $7600 334-5"'2-3652
BE SURE TO ..'IIT CUP
NE'U EST G'.lE SITE-
o Bahia seed for sale 4-
Excellent germination Kendall Cooper
Call 334-703-0978, 334-775-3423,.
or 334-775-3749 Ext. 102
Sem-Angus Cattle Vary In Ages; From Heiffers
to grown Cows 334-898-1626
WANTED TO RENT: Farm/Pasteur Land
in surrounding Jackson County Area.
Admin Support I!
Tr.. ....1. Must have a HS diploma or GED
with 2 yrs. exp. in secretarial or
.. general office work.
Must have good communication
skills, able to deal well with the public. Be
proficient in the use of Personal Computer,
MSWord & Excel. Salary: $17,236.00/yr.
Submit Jackson County employment
application to the Human Resources Dept.,
2664 Madison St.. Marianna, FL 32448.
Deadline to apply is 01/30/2012
Druo-Free Worl:place EOE V.Pref 404 AA
Fort Rucker, Ala.'s community newspaper,
The Army Flier, is currently looking for a
full-time reporter to write news and feature
stories and shoot photos fdr.the weekly
newspaper. Previous newspaper reporting
experience, the ability to meetstrict
publication deadlines, excellent knowledge
of grammar and punctuation and a college
degree in journalism or a related field
You may send your resume to:
Media General Mid-South Market Group,
227 North Oates Street,- Dothan, AL 36303
or you may apply on line, at:
E*-,ciwng F/T Food Services
os, ^,- .... Director
for Christian Conference Center. Benefits'
available. Must have 3-5 years in Food
Services exp. Must be able to handle cooking,
ordering, meal planning as well as other
managerial duties. Hrs will vary as'we have
weekend groups as well as summer camps.
Apply in person to:
Blue Springs Baptist Conference Center
2650 Lakeshore Dr. in Marianna.
Call 850-526-3676 M-F 8-4.
Now Hiring Full Time
Preferred candidate will
possess the following:
1-2 years Industrial Maintenance
experience with Technical
Certificate/Degree or 3+ years experience
in Industrial Maintenance for equipment
Experience with electrical, and mechanical
controls,pneumatics, hydraulics, welding,
plumbing, etc...in manufacturing or
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Marianna, Florida 32448
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St. Luke Baptist Church.
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'LLi. REAL ESTATE FOR RENT
S1BR Duplex, 3145 A Redbud Lane, Blue Springs,
Ceramic tile, DW, stove, frig, $500/mo 1 year
lease, small pets ok with $525 dep 850-693-0570
2BR 1BA Duplex, 3153 B Redbud Lane, Blue
Springs, new carpet/ceramic tile, DW, stove,
frig, W/D hkup $590/mo 1 year lease, small
pets ok with $600 dep 850-693-0570 Iv msp.
2 BR Apartment Avarilable 4&.,5 me + dep.
Call or come b. to pick up application
4-145 Orchard Pointe Dr. Mariannri
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3\2 Big Home CH/A Large LotAlford $650
3\1 CB Home CH/A C'dale $575 Dep., ref, & 1 yr
lease req. on both 850-579-4317/866-1965
SFOR i 3BR I A House:, 322 a3 ..!
i (Dogwood Hts) 1 car garage.
fenced, 5655 +dep. Text first
n ,850-217-1484A d,
4BR 2BA brick home in Marianna. CH/A.
$1000/mo, No pets. 850-525-8392
4BR 2BA house, in town, CH/A + Appliances,
4BR Brick home in Marianna. S550 + deposit
No Pets, 1 year lease. 850-718-1165
,. Austin Tyler &Associates *
Quality Homes & Apartments
*. 850-.526-3355 4
"Property Management Is Our ONLY Business"
Lovely 3BR 1BA House, Clean, in town. near
schools, nice yard, quiet neighborhood,
outdoor pets ok, REDUCED TO S500/mo with
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2 & 3 bedroom mobile Homes in rCo 'nrdall.
$50' arid up. MH20'. garb-ge, ise.'er included.
hnp- ,, ,v,'...ch r irlo;,:r. urtr, livng. c:u-m.
2 3BR BA Mobile Homes in Cotondale no
t'e-'. Cerntr lI Heat ,i Air S4,i'ii, -.SC, ':c. ,2-2,-
1594 lea,,e ,rii.s:.age
2 or 3 BR, S420-5460 in Greenwood CH A.
..ater ogrba.e lawvn n ,lude. .:iSi:-569:i -015
3 2 SWMH I450 m.:. 3 2 DWMH S550'. M.a-
rianna. both requir- I -- list mo. rnt.. NO
PETS 550-762-32?1 daa 350-7F.2..:.2'1 e,.e:
Mobile homes for rent Marianna area 1, ', .
and 4 t, .drrnm i,35 t.' 5425 pr month. $I40:
de-p:osit. No n-ts alloi.',ed .i50-.2.l-70S
Rent to Own: 2 & 3BR Mobile Homes.
Lot rent included. AIl.:S availbl.,.
1 &. -BR Apts I. Houses. For ,details
5'5 .557.43_', or -j5r i4.6515 4
Small Quiet Family Oriented Park 1 2 &'.ER
NMH' for Rent includes s.ater. g .rbage. lawon
care. No' Pets S50i-59l,. ]6
Very Clean 3BR 2BA, .-:celle-rit location. marn,
anenirie drep &. r.f. req. No- Pets, $60,
2 & 3 BR MH's in
Marianna - Sn, ad. k.250j2i9-.6.5'5.
1Il[ REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
909 Acre Farm N FL on Lake Seminole.
2 Pivots, Super Soil, Crop Base, $2,500, ac,
Ben Castro Realtor. GCREG, i 850-209-4936 o*
i' ."_ '- 3 2 in quiet subdivision
n' end lot .ith fenced in
tack,.'ard. Built in 2004,
l.0u sq. ft. and 'n'ril 6
nill.=, to N'-,rthride Wal-Mart. Nera tile and car-
pet, one :car garage S115.000. s50.373.501.
S' 1 ChristTown Community Services
" Pressure Washing
SPainting "'F % lr
* Wood rot repair 'stimales!
* Local moxing/hauling Call: 850-272-4671:
-GAWs SITTING AGENCY
25 Years Experience ,
7 days a week/24,hours a day!
o COMMITMENT TO QUALITY CARE
SAFETY EFFICIENT HEALTH CARE
Emerson Heating & Cooling
The Cooling & Heating Specialists
Now Serving Jackson County!
Service & Installation a-Commercial or Residential
Free Estimates 850-526-1873
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House for Sale
NEWS LOTS OF REPAIR S
Serious Inquires onlyL
Cal:334 S23S ries include
Chd out the Classifi'd
ed, clean & ready for the water
Jackson County Tourist Development Council
The Jackson County Tourist Development Council (TDC) is
accepting applications for an Executive Director of the TDC.
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This position is responsible for overall administration of all functions of the TDC,
including administration, advertising and marketing, public relations, operations and
visitor center management, event coordination and management, and all other
functions performed through or on behalf of the TDC.
These responsibilities include, but are not limited to: budget preparation, marketing
plan development and implementation, visitor center staffing, TDC administration,
acting as the spokesperson and media representative for the TDC, appearing before
the Jackson County Board of County Commissioners on behalf of the TDC, working
with professional and volunteer organizations and committees, and serving as
contract monitor for grants awarded by the TDC or contracts entered into by the TDC.
This is a full-time, exempt, contract employee position, and as such, the benefits
only include workers' compensation and unemployment insurance. The contract is
budgeted for and funded by the Jackson County Tourist Development Council,
and will be a one-year annually renewable contract.
Compensation is competitive based on qualifications and experience.
This is a new position with tremendous opportunity to impact the community
through increased tourism and economic growth, and be financially rewarded
for results achieved.
Applications and a complete job description is available from the
Jackson County Human Resources Department located at:
2864 Madison St., Marianna FL 32448, and our web site www.jacksoncountyfl.net/
Application deadline is Monday, February 20, 2012,4:30pm CST.
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Installed Drywall Repair Water Damage Repairs
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Furniture Repair & Refinishing
General Repairs Insured
Shores Cabinet Shop, LLC
SPECIALIZING IN ALL WOOD CUSTOM BUILT
CABINETS & COUNTERTOP REPLACEMENT
Call (850) 579-4428 Donnie Shores, Sr.
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Luxury '09 40ft 5th Wheel: 2 bedroom, sleeps 8,
fully loaded, 3 slides, 3 axles, 2 AC's,
microwave, refrigerator, washer & dryer,
awning, queen bed. Every option available.
Must Sell Now! $25,000. Call 571-358-1177
'03 Fleetwood Bounder 35ft satellite TV, full
sz. shower, washer & dryer combo, sleeps 6,
2-slide outs, 3300 miles $89,225. 334-983-1206.
Cedar Creek 40 ft. 5th
wheel. ? slides, W/D, King
Bed. F;repl,-ce. 5 new tires.
hew., s..r.,;rn. Clean, very
good :cnd. Pull truck, 2007
D,:,dge Dually, Quad Cab.
6.7 Cummins eng, 2WD, 61K mi, Exc. cond. Both
for $45,000. Will sell together or separately.
334-303-9780 or 334-709-4230.
i-.B- 1995 Yamaha Wave
Venture with trailer.
--. -- t .-rviced. New uphols-
-..--. t-r/. Kept in garage.
o '". .. Lo:l .-and runs great.
$1,650 OBO. 334-714-9526.
-f PRICED REDUCED!!!
S L-" Must Sell Only $10K
Chevy 1978 Nova
350-4 bolt main engine,
new pistons, rings, bearings, interior, CD play-
er, heater, hoses, brakes & booster, less than
300 mi., looks & runs great. Won different
awards. $10,000. OBO Call 334-791-6011
.$6999 CLEAN! CLEAN!
2180 Montgomery Hwy.
Call: 334-714-0755 *
Chevrolel '52 Sedan deluxe T ,i:,r., blaci dies
run, needs som-e ,ork, $2500. 334-299-0300.
Chevrolet '57 Sedan -1 door. red white, dues
run, needs some u ,'ork. $3500. 334-29'-0300.
Ford 2003 Windstar Van runs great, asking
Chevy '11 Aveo
LOW MILES, LIKE NEW!
$200 down, S249 per month.
Call: Ron Ellis at 334-714-0028.
CS1 Auto Sales
2180 Montgomery Hwy.
$500.00 Down $250 month
Dodge '07 Dually PU truck,
S'i !.r. -. ;.jnummins diesel
Q '- uad cab,
miles, towing packages, heavy duty. Exc. cond.
Must see to appreciate. $28,000. 334-303-9780;
334-709-4230. Also have 5th wheel if interested.
GOT BAD CREDIT? DO YOU NEED A VEHICLE? .
I.can get U Riding Today!
$0 Down/ 1st Payment, Tax, Tag & Title
Repos, Slow Credit, Past Bankruptcy OK]
Push, Pull or Drag, Will Trade anything!
Bring In Last Paycfeck Stub! Ride Today! *
p Call Steve 334-803-9550 1
SUPER SHARP! MUST SELL!
$200 down,$249 per month.
Call: Ron Ellis at 334-714-0028.
1. '- Mercedes'02 C320
$;,, NADA Retail $9650
- u CSI Auto Sales
21 0 Montgomery Hwy.
L -___ Call: 334-714-0755
Mercedes'93 Sedan Diesel 300, one owner,
very clean, excellent condition, never Wrecked
or damaged, sunroof, leather interior, 4 door,
champagne color, service records available,
160k mi, $9900 Call 850-569-2475 after 6pm -
Nissan '03 Altima 2.5S new rebuilt engine, blue
in color, $9000. 334-714-8321
Nissan '05 Maxima, Silver with tinted windows,
Moonroof, LOADED, Great Condition, 122k Mi.
Asking $10,300 334-797-9290
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", Volvo 'O5 S40
a r ._. Cherry Red with black
-. ,.., .. -, sound system, power
S. .. -....I windows & locks,
perfect starter car; great gas mileage,
'91k miles, $9,500. Call 334-726-3136
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1993 Suzuki 1400 Intruder for sale. Beautiful
bike in great shape. 8,000 miles. Windshield,
saddle bags, new battery, NICE!!! Call (334)
797-9772 to arrange appointment. $6,000
'- DIRT BIKE '07 l?0
'^W "i-r N.'v *'raphicc. rireu
pl astic, nrew renrthal
S. pipe $.500 OBO
-- icall o r,-, '. ti1
Sthorn resistant tubes.
Chevrolet '11 Tahoe LT. LOADED ,_
White, All Leather, Captain's Chairs, DVD
System, 4k Miles. Excellent Condition.
LIKE NEW ONLY S38.500 Call 334-714-7251
C--- -hevrolet '96 Blazer SUV
SAutomatic, V6, Loaded,
LIKE NEW! 49,000 miles,
$4,995. Call: 334-790-7959.
g e Toyota '05 Sequoia, V8,
- c91K Miles, Excellent
Condition, White, leather
seats, sunroof, $16,000
Ford '01 F150XL super cab, 4-door, all power,
bed liner, new tires, low miles, exc. condition
$7500. OBO 334-585-6689
r Ford '04 Ranger
._- .'- iith Camper Top,
-' 4 li'nder, automatic, new
~ tires. 44,000 miles, clean,
$7, 95. Call: 334-7907959
Ford '57 Tractor -
inis :;"\N 4 cylinder, good condition,
', -' '-B NO OIL LEAKS $2300.
S. y' sJ JFORD '89 F150,4wh, 4x4
4 Auto, $4,600 or reasonable
offer. Call 229-334-8520.
; FORD '89 F150, 4wh, 4x4
,- Auto, $4,600 or reasonable'
'. -' offer. Call 229-334-8520.
Isuza '02 FTR white 24ft. box truck with approx.
140k miles, good shape. $13,500. OBO
Luskin '01 Flatbed: spread axle, wood floor,
side kit, bows and tarp, 48x102, $8,500.
Tractor 2006 Kubota 5000
50 HP, 183 Hours, with 6' Bushhog & 20X7'
Trailer. $13,500 Call Today 334-699-2346
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Dodge '95 Caravan SE:
white, passenger van,
runs great, 150k miles,
A great starter vehicle,
________ ~$700. under blue book
value. Must See,
Priced to Sell $1,700.
Call 334-393-1340 ext 246
GMC '02 Savannah
1500 Van: White, Explorer
condition, 41933K miles,
new tires,.limited slip
Deferential, one owner, $12,500.334-347-7923
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PAYING TOP DOLLAR FOR JUNK CARS
Contat Jason Harger at 334-791-2624
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FOR JUNK VEHICLES
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S We buy wrecked cars
and Farm Equip. at a
fair and honest price!
$325. & up for
Complete Cars CALL 334-702-4323
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H We'll be your Junker!
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a We buy Wrecked Vehicles
running or not $325. & up according to
vehicle 334-794-9576 or 344-791-4714
Chevrolet '97 Astro Van
conversion Van raised
root. loaded, new tires.
One owner, GREAT
condition. 52K mi.$8,900.
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h/c, paved dnr'ienay fring and croos fenced, new roof and HVAC. Price:
$379,000 MLS# 244996
bedroom 2 bath
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detach ed metal
This place is
as neat as a pin, and shows v'e well. Make an appointment today. Price:
$69,900 MLS# 244706
closing cost or updates Motivated Seller! Bring All Otters! Price $115,000
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i .'replace, loft c iid be
feusel as onus itoom ori come all on Iare. Smodeler in 2008, alf wrap deck, & deck awards buy over
. water Uoated at unique fork on Cliipola River, like having 2 river fronts, nSder house parking.
covsingl localed to shoppine. school, dining, & etc Pric: 15000 ice: $115,243 003 ,
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walk-in closets, screened in front porch with a close-, in sile porch, storage
building, carport, all on 6 city l.ots, home has metal roof, withI low uti-lity bills
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Marianrr. FL 245509-245512
Sacres $20,000 Marianna, FL 24.5195
TO 3i. $35,000 Marianna, FL .242836
5+ acre's tilla,Fll) MIarirn FL 242754
24 acres $84,000 Graceville, FL .245524
76+ acres $267,000 Graceville, FL 245453
78 acres. $273,000 Graceville, FL 245446
178 acres $623,000 raceville, FL 245520
1+ acre lot $17,000 Alford, FL 244172
41+ acres $135,000 Malone, FL 244646
3+ acres $17,300 Marianna, FL 245711
5+ acres $26,000 Marianna, FL 245713
.50 acres (Waterfront) $35,000
20+ acers $83,000 Marianna, FL 245716
5035 Hwy 90
Mr a, L 32446 SUNNY SOUTH PROPERTIES
Fax (850) 482-3121 463 Hwy. 90 Marianna, FL 32446
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MLS 245623 $52,000.
From Ed McCoy
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MLS 245154 $99,000.
READY, SET, GO!!
Lovely brick home
Located on 7.14 acres
not far from town and
the Chipola River for
all your great fishing
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diri, screened porch
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Acreage features two
M."'rds and wooded
area in back for privacy. PRICE REDUCED!! MLS
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