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Drugs found during traffic stop
From .: 1jn rep:r
Two people were arrest-
ed on Monday after po-
lice found drugs and drug
paraphernalia in their car
during a traffic stop.
lan Christopher Gross
and lamie Kathryn Dyer
were both charged with
possession of a controlled
substance !cocaine and
ox-codonel, three counts
of possession of prescrip-
tion pills without a pre-
scription and possession
of drug paraphernalia.
Police pulled over the
pair during a trat.-ic stop
on Baltzell Seet because
Gross, the drivel, \\as not
wearing his seatbelt.
A drug detection dog
sensed something in the
car, establishing probable
cause for the officers to ex-
amine the interior.
Prescription pills not
prescribed for Gross or
Dyer were found, as was
drug paraphernalia that
included a number of
hypodermic needles. A
small amount of cocaine
and oxycodone was also
Gross and Dyer erre tak-
en to the Jackson County
Correctional Facility to
wair for first appearance.
BY LAUREN DELGADO
Id, IC.i ,,',"- '.l o ," 1,rid.r3 .:.:.ob'rl
State Representatives larti Coley
and Brad Drake, and State Senator Bill
Nlontford met with lackson County
residents on Tuesday, with issues sur-
rounding Compass Lake in the Hills
taking the forefront at the legislative
S delegation meeting.
Compass Lake's Properry Owners As-
sociation wants the subdivision to tran-
siton from a M-iiicipal Sernice Taxing
District to an Independent Special Tax-
ing District. Nevin Zimmerman, the
attorney hired by the association, said
this decision was brought about after
an audit and a review of the law.
Most of the residents that came for-
ward had no problem with the change
to an ISTD. Se\erai listed an a\ailabil-
ity of grants and government aid to the
commwuritv's volunteer-based services,
like the fire department, as a major
benefit to the change.
The main point of contention was
with the voting style proposed by the
new ISTD. it still uses a one-parcel, one-
vote method in some elections. One
example used to'describe the negative
aspects of this by the present residents
is that someone who owned a number
of unimproved parcels and may not ac-
S mally reside in Compass Lake has more
See MEETING, Page 7A
I"Il-t ILLII -L". L I.,.1 II.hI- l
Dave Galloway, a fifth-grade teacher and
JCEA president, speaks to the delegation on
Tuesday about his education concerns.
LEADERSHIP AMBASSADOR AWARD
Man helps others work through
unemployment, landing new jobs
Sn ;, I ,: I,-,a I ,K s -H l-'l.11, k t HzLT .: '".I;, All, I
Kenny Griffin talks about the rewards of working with people and about the honor he feels in having received the statewide Leadership
Ambassador Award from the Florida Workforce Development Association.
Griffin receives award from Florida Workforce Development Association
BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
tjul: I hjl-r' II'lllolrrlja r .:I T,
eK nny Griffin was -ice-president
of LeHigh Furniture when the
company closed its doors in
Marianna back in the late 1990s.
In the blink of an eye, he went from
a high'-paying, high-level job to being
"on the street." beating the pavement
for a job.
So he knows a lot about the agony
of unemployment. There's a sense
of shame, or worthlessness, that can
overtake a person, even if they were
not at fault in any way for the loss of a
job. Despair can set in as the newly-
idle breadwinner looks for a way to
put food on the table for a son or
He went though it himself back then.
Today, he spends his life'helping other
people work their way into new jobs,
but his job entails more than that. He
can also help them work their way
through the despair they feel. He's
handed tissue to people while they
cry, been a sotmding board as they
vent their anger, lent a listening ear as
they express their doubts and fears.
He has also put together more than
one exit session for people laid off en
masse with the closing of a facility
or business that employed multiple
local workers. He was called with little
prior notice one morning this year to
See AWARD, Page 7A
The plaque that Kenny uritin received will
occupy a special place in his office.
U.S. Senate candidate speaks at Republican Club of Northwest Florida
SProposes new tax system
BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
-' ", dL J.u,. ialt r .. I ll,:,ri.dar, : .n
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Deon
Long laid out this campaign platform for
the Republican Club of Northwest Florida
on Tuesday. Guest speaker at the organi-
zation's monthly meeting. Long said he
has simple solutions for the nation that
w-ill be difficult but critical to carry out
if the country is to continue as a world
He wants to repeal current tax laws and
establish a retail-based "fair tax" in place
of the personal and business income taxes
now in place. That, he said, would accom-
Splish multiple needed remedies. Taxpay-
ers would determine their own tax rate by
controlling their spending. 'The flat rate,
he said, would apply to all consumers
equally. If the federal income tax system
were abolished, it would automatically
do aw\ay with the loopholes and exemp-
tions that frustrate American taxpayers
who bear the brunt of the burden.
Further, he said, a new tax system would
help strip the federal government of the
money and therefore the control he feels
it uses to the detriment of the taxpayer.
"We don't need a manager in Wash-
ington), we need to permanently hand-
cuff the federal government from doing
tilings that result in deficit spending)," he
told the crowd. "The main thing is to get
the power out of \Washington and back
to the states. We need to have limited
See LONG. Page 7A
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U.S. Senate candidate Deon Long (R) (right) talks with Bruce Lambert of the Republican Club of
Northwest Florida. Long spoke at the organization's monthly meeting in Marianna on Tuesday.
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n Yard Sale fundraiser S a m. to noon Dec. 14
and 15 at Lile Management Center 4403 Jacson :
St. In Marianna. Proceeds will be u:ed for Christmas
gifts tor disabled adults. Call 4-2-7441.
) Jackson County Habitat for Humanity Ware-
house hours: 9 a.n to 3 p.m.
) Job Club 10:30 3 m. to 1:30 p.m. at the
Goodwill Career Training Center. 4742 Highway 90
in Marianna. Call 526-0139
) Blood Drive The Southeastern Commurnity
Blood Center mobile unit will be at the Jackson
County Courthouse. 11:.30 a.rr.-5.310 p.rn or give 9
a.m. to 6 p.m. at the SCBC office. 2503 Commercial
Park Drive in Marianna. Call 526-4403.
) Chipola Retirees Meeting 11:30 a.m. at the
Gazebo Coffee Shoppe & Deli in downtown Man-
anna All retirees. spouses and friends are invited.
))Alcoholics Anonymous Open meeting, noon
to 1 p.m.. First United Methodist Church 2901
Caledonia St Il'ar.ianna,. in the AA room.
B Free job skills workshops B"Eldingr ron E:a-
lres' ( 1 to 3 p.m.,i and "Budgeting Wor'shopl' i'3 to
4 p.m.) at the Marianna One Stop Career Center on
US. 90. Call 713-0456.
THURSDAY, DEC. 15
n Yard Sale fundraiser 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 14
and 15 at Life Maragement Center, 4403 Jacksonr
St. in Marianrna Proceeds will be used for Christmas
gifts tor disabled adults. Call 432-7441
) St. Anne Thrift Store Pre-Christmas Sale -
Dec. 615 at 42S84 Second Ave Mariarnna. Buy one
Item of nothingng. get a second iterrm equal or lesser
value for hall price All shoes are half price. Store
hours:'9 a n to 1 p rr Tuesdays 3nd Thursdays.
) Caregiver Support Group meeting 11 a m
to rioon in the -.ocial hall of First Presbyteriar
Church: 44 3;7 Clinton St. in Marianna. Open to all
lamn ly caregivers providing c are to loved onesi i:r
S eriende.. Confidential group i facilitated by, a profes-
sional group counselor. Coffee. water, light srnac.
) Jackson County NAACP meeting. 5..30 p.n.
in the St. James A.M.E. Church basement. 2891
Orange St in Mariananr. Call 569-L'94.
) Alcoholics Anonymous C closed discussion :r
to 9 p.m.. Fir ,t United Methodist Church, 2901 Cale-
donr St.. Mvraianna. in the AA r'orn Attendance
limited to persorns.'wth a desire t:o top drinl Ing.
FRIDAY, DEC. 16
n First Friday Jackson County Chamber of Com-
merce hosts its monthly event on the third Friday
this month. at the Jackson County Agriculture
Conference Center on Pennsylvania Avenue in Mari-
anna. Brealtast 7 a.m Program: 7-45 a.m. Featured
speat er Florida Lt Governor Jennifer Carroll Call
d Blood Drive The Southeastern Community
Blood Center mobile unit will be at Jaclson Hospi-
t al. 7-30 a.m. to 3-30 p.m.: or give 9 a.m. to'6 p.m.
.at the SCBC office. 2503 Commercial Park Drive in
Marianna Call 526-4403.
) International Chat'n' Sip Jacl-son County
Public Library Learning Center staff and their in-
ternational English learners invite the public to join
them 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Marianna branch' (2929
Green St.. for the exchange of language, culture and
ideas in a relaxed environment. Light refreshments
will be.served. Ho charge. Call 432-9124.
) Hope School Christmas Program 9:30 a.m.
jr the Ho:pe S: hrl:Ool Cafeteria. with performance by
student arid stajn
) Free job skills workshops "Employ Florida
Marl etplace' ( 10 to 11 a.m ) and "College Ac-
ceptance' i2 to 3 p m.i at the Marianna One Stop
Career Center on U.S. 90. Call 718-0456.
) Alford Community Health Clinic (1770 Carolina
St. i will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m The free clinic for
income-eligible patients without medical insurance
treats short-term illnesses and chronic conditions.
Appointments are available (call 263-7106 or 209-
55.011. and walk.ins are welcome. Sign in before
) Sneads Christmas Parade 4:30 p.m. along
.I S. 90 line-up- 3:30 p.m on Church Street rear
Sneads High School).
) Eighth annual Christmas Light Show Dec.
16-18. 6 to 3 p m. nightly at Three Rivers State Parnt
on River Road north of Sneads. The drive through
is iree to the public, donations of cash or canned
goods for the needy accepted. Park personnel will
be in the Seminole Pavilion Ilollow the lights.) serv-
ing hot co'oa0 and cooki.es.
n "Old Fashioned Christmas Serenade" Pre-
sented by the Mvlrianna Order of Confederate Rose.
Chapter 14.6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Confederate
Part gjzebo Lafayette Street (U.S. 90) in down-
town Marianna. Hot chocolate and a variety of cakes
and cool ies will be available. Bring lounge chairs
n Celebrate Recovery Adult, teen meetings to
overcome hurts, habits and hang-ups"' p.rn. at
Evangel Worship Center. 2645 Pebble Hill Road.
Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call 209-7856.
n 33rd annual NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet
- 7 p.m (social hour starts at 6:30 p.m.) in the
SJackson County Agriculture Comple- on Pennsylva-
nia Avenue in Marianna. Guest speaker: WTVY Iews
Anchor Reginald Jones Ticlets are $40 in advance
or $45 at the door. Call 569-1294 or 557-0374.
) Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting. 8 to
9 p m. in the AA room at First United Methodist
Church. 2901 Caledonia St.. Marianna.
SATURDAY. DEC. 17
a Marianna City Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to
*noon for the fall season, Saturdays only in Madison
) Gospel recording artist Walter Wilson per-
forms at 11 a.m. at the Factory Stores of America
Mall in Graceville.
) Turkey Shoot Fundraiser 1 p.m. each Satur-
day through December at AMVETS Post 231. north
ot Fountain (east side of LI.S 231, lust south ot CR
1671. Cos;t- 2 a shot. Call 850-722-0291.
) Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, 4:30 to
5:30.p.m in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church. 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.
n Eighth annual Christmas Light Show Dec.
16-18.6 to 8 p.m. nightly at Three Rivers State Park
on River Poad north of Sneads. The drive through
is free to the public: donations of cash or canned
goods for the needy accepted. Park personnel will
be in the Seminole Pavilion (follow the lights) serv-
ing hot cocoa and cool- es.
SUNDAY'. DEC. 18
) Bingo Fundraiser 2 to 5 p.nm. at AMVETS Post
231. north of Fountain (east side of U.S. 231. lust
south ol CR 167). Proceeds benefit the Post building
) "Christmas in Two Egg" -6 p.m. at Love-
dale Baptist Church. 6595 Lovedale Road in the
Lovedale. Two Egg community The play, written and
narrated by Jackson County author Dale Cox. is set
in the 1930s. Call 592-5415 or 592-2134. Admission
n Eighth annual Christmas Light Show -Dec.
16-18.6 to 8 p.m. nightly at Three Rivers State Park'
on River Road north of Sneads.The drive through
is tree to the public: donations of cash or canned
goods for the needy accepted. Park personnel will
be in the Seminole Pavilion (follow the lights) serv-
rig hot cocoa and coolies.
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emjil idit.orl';"|;: Il..rijri.ri. m 13 i iolr 4.'-J-1' cr bring itern- to 44103 C -riAtitutiori L3rie in Mananna.
The Marianna Police De-
partment listed the following
incidents forDec. 12, the latest
available report: One hit and
run incident, one accident with
no injury, one stolen vehicle,
one abandoned vehicle, one
suspicious person, three bur-
glaries, one report of a firearm
discharge, eight traffic stops,
one assault, one animal com-
plaint, one fraud complaint and
two public service calls.
The lackson County Sheriff'sl
Office and county Fire/Rescue
reported the following incidents
for Dec. 12, the latest available
report. ISome of these calls may
be related to
._ ...- L- calls taken
UME V on behalf of
Departments): One drunk
driver, three accidents with
injury, four accidents, 15 aban-
doned vehicles, one reckless
driver, 14 suspicious vehicle
calls, four suspicious incidents,
seven suspicious persons, six
escorts, one highway obstruc-
tion, six reports of mental
illness, two burglaries, three
physical disturbances, four
verbal disturbances, one hitch-
two woodland fire reports, 29
medical calls, two traffic crash-
es, seven burglar alarms, one
report of shooting in the area,
59 traffic stops, eight larceny
complaints, one criminal mis-
chief complaint, one civil dis-
pute, five trespass complaints,
five trespass complaints, two
reports, one juvenile complaint,
five noise disturbances, four
animal complaints, two fraud
complaints, four assists of
motorists or pedestrians, one
retail theft, six assists of other
agencies, 10 public service calls,
one criminal registration, three
transports and one threat/ha-
The following persons were
booked into the cotunr jail dur-
ing the latest reporting periods:
) Patrick Pinder, 37, 5152 Gold
St., Marianna, sale of controlled
a Ian Gross, 27, 2515 4th
Ave., Alford, possession of drug
of prescription drug without
a prescription-three counts,
possession of controlled sub-
stance-oxycodone and cocaine.
)a amie Dyer, 34, 4927 Odom
Drive, Marianna, possession of
drug paraphernalia, possession
of prescription drugs without
a prescription-three counts,
possession of controlled sub-
stance-ox.\codone and cocaine.
: JAILPOPULATION: 202
To report a crine. call C.rmeSctoppers
.at 52'65000 .:r a Iccal law enforcement
rgern y T.:, repCrt .a wlldlile vilat rn : ll1
4204 Lafayette St.- Marianna, FL. L L L
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.JAS Principal Jeff :Bryant (left) presents donation, to
Deputy Jimmy Hamilton of the Jackson County Sherriff's
J lve.s c: ."' : .. .. *, : :;".,[
Spe.:lic '~ flhe Fl dridjn
Back in October the
Sherriff's office do-
nated items for Jackson
Alternatve School stu-
dents who acknowledged
Red Ribbon Week and
what it stood for. The
staff was so grateful for
the show of caring and
' commitment from the
Sheriff's office that they
wanted to give something
back in kind.
Last week, IAS Princi-
pal Jeff Bryant presented
Deputy Jimmy Hamilton,
the SRO for the school,
with $100 to be donated
-.to the Florida Sherriff's
Youth Ranch. The youth
camps rmssion arid vision
is "to prevent delinquen-
cy and develop strong,
lawful, resilient, and pro-
ductive citizens who will
make a positive contribu-
tion to our communities
for years to come." Be-
cause of the Florida Sher-
iffs Youth Ranches, young
men and women are able
to face the future with a
sense of direction, ability
If you would like to
donate to a worthwhile
to help Florida's youth,
org or mail your dona-
tion to Florida Sheriffs
Youth Ranches Inc., P. O.
Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL
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il' LOOKtING FOP MORE hIEWS" VISIT
Prepare for spring classes at Chipola
Special to the Floridan
'Chipola College Spring
classes begin Jan. 6, 2012.
Registration for returning
students is Jan. 4. New and
returning student registra-
tion is Jan 5. Applications
for Admission .are avail-
able in theAdmissions Of-
fice located in the Student
Services Building .or on-
line at www.chipola.edu.
Chipola offers the Asso-
ciate in Arts Degree, the
Associate in Science De-
gree and Workforce Devel-
opment programs. Bache-
lor's degrees in'education
include majors in middle
and high school math or
science, english educa-
tion, exceptional student
education and elementary
A business administra-
tion degree is available
with concentrations in
Management or Account-
ing. A Bachelor of Science
in Nursing degree also is
offered. Additionally, the
college offers the Educa-
tor Preparation Institute,
a teacher certification
program for those with
a B.S. in a non-teaching
The Associate in Arts
degree is designed for stu-
dents who plan to com-
plete their first two years
of college work and then
transfer to a four-year pro-
gram at Chipola or another
college or university. Cred-
its earned are transferable
and are applicable toward
1Irl iTT :ii ,'iii
Chipola College Spring classes begin Jan. 6. Registration
for returning students is Jan. 4. New and returning student
registration is Jan 5. Here, Chipola students Stephanie
Garrels and Forrest Garrett head to class.
a bachelor's degree.
guides that outline re-
quirements for specific
majors are available from
Student Affairs and are lo-
cated on the college web-
sire at www.chipola.edu.
Several Associate in Sci-
ence and Workforce pro-
grams are offered which
provide training for high
Workforce programs in-
clude: Automotive service
technology, cross-over law
enforcement to correc-
tions, computer systems
technology 1, firefighter II,
computer systems tech-
nology II, law enforcement
officer, correctional of-
Spe: .31l the rcr.,r3ljn
The following marriages
and divorces were record-
ed in Jackson County dur-
ing the week of Dec. 5-9:
S) Melinda Lauren Blech-
inger and Robert Mason
Donald Drew Sampson
n Helen Theile Hernan-
dez and Estill RayVanhuss
n Tracy Leanne Ross and
Tracy Lamar Scarborough
a Marcus Anruan Garrett
and Shameeka Kawanda
n Michael Dewayne An-
derson and Courmey NI.
a Sarah Elizabeth Cart-
wright and Sean Christo- Divorces
pher lNusgrove ) Bud L. Sherrill vs. Me-
))LisaSue landrekasand linda Sherrill.
Barnes Tires and Supply
December Specials -
Oil Change and Rotation $24.99*
Rotate and Balance $24.95**
Transmission Service $129.99
Radiator Drain and Fill $39.95
Fuel System Service $114.95
'Up to 5 Quarts Most Vehicles
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
ficer. cosmetology; cross-
.over corrections to law
enforcement and patient
Associate in Science
programs include: Busi-
ness administration, early
technology, fire science
technology, criminal jus-
tice technology (Crime
Scene Track), network-
ing services technology,
nursing (RN and LPN) and
College Credit Certificate
programs include: -Child
Care Center Management,
Medical Technician and.
For information, call
718-2211. or visit www.
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The Southwest Florida Water Management District
is up to its neck in financial woes, and while se-
vere cutbacks are necessary, Gov. Rick Scott and
lawmakers should be prepared to throw a lifeline. Its
stewardship is critical to the state's economic growth.
As the Tribune's Keith Morelli reports, reduced tax
revenues resulting from lower property values and cuts
by the Legislature and Scot have reduced the regional
water district's budget almost by half.
The district, commonly called Swiftmud, is using
reserves to carry on critical responsibilities, such as
cleaning rivers and lakes, helping agriculture reduce
groundwater use and developing alternative water
The money will run out within a couple of years, and
then much of the district's vital water protection func-
dons will be compromised.
Already the district has virtually halted land acquisi-
tion and now is looking at selling land.
All this should be intensely troubling to anyone who
cares about Florida's future.
Florida can't grow without clean and abundant water
sources. And it won't prosper if it wrecks its natural
Swiftmud's water controls have helped the region
meet the water demands of a growing population while
protecting critical resources. Its land conservation
preserves beautiful stretches of wilderness that provide
key wildlife habitat and offer countless recreational
These lands also buffer rivers, springs, lakes and bays
from polluting runoff. They avert costly flooding proj-
ects by preventing construction in flood-prone areas.
Land purchases prevent,harmful development without
property rights disputes.
Yet some politicians act as if conserving land is a
waste of money. That is a shortsighted attitude that will
prove costly to taxpayers and the environment. Scott, to
his credit, provides $15 million for the Florida Forever
land conservation program in this year's budget. It's a
minimal amount but shows the state intends to keep
the effort alive even during these tough times.
We don't suggest that Swiftmud and the other four
state water districts be exempt from serious cuts. Like
many state agencies, they grew accustomed to a heavy
flow of tax dollars during the boom years.
New Southwest Florida Water Management District
Executive Director Blake Guillory now is seeking to
wring every possible efficiency from operations.
It should be a beneficial exercise for taxpayers and the
agency as long as the district's vwater-protection
mission remains the priority.
Similarly, selling some land of limited environmental
value may be appropriate, particularly if the district
sells it with restrictions that will prevent harmful uses.
But such transactions deserve the utmost scrutiny.
The better approach is to encourage more public use
of the land, which the district has emphasized in recent
years. It offers an excellent guidebook detailing all the
land available for hiking, canoeing, camping, fishing
and other activities. Officials also are right to pursue
expanded use, particularly hunting, which is prohibited
at many sites. It can be managed so it has little impact
on the land or other users.
Hunters outdoor enthusiasts should be natural
allies of the district's conservation work. In these finan-
cially difficult times Swiftmud needs all the advocates it
The painful austerity steps the district is undergoing
now may result in a leaner more efficient operation.
But voters should watch to ensure the district's critical
stewardship responsibilities are not crippled.
A Florida that doesn't invest in safeguarding its natu-
ral riches will soon find itself wanting for water and
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Where is prince (or princess) charming?
BY COKIE ROBERTS AND
WT were talking to a group
of senior Republicans re-
centy about the election,
and here's the essence of what they
said: Damn it. We should have got-
ten Chris Christie or Mitch Daniels
or Paul Ryan to run.
A sense of lost opportunity is
starting to seep through GOP ranks.
Republicans believe the president
is eminently beatable. But they're
increasingly convinced that none of
their candidates are up to the job.
The two contenders with any real
chance, Mitt Romney and Newt
Gingrich, each display devastating
drawbacks. That's why so many
Republicans mourn for the putative
Prince Charmings who never even
tried to kiss the princess Chris-
.tie, the New Jersey governor;
Daniels, the Indiana governor; and
Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman.
Republican pollster John Zogby
offers numbers to illustrate his
party's miasmic mood. Forty-two
percent of all Republicans still rate
their choices as only fair or poor.
Among independents, the rate of
dissatisfaction jumps to 72 percent.
And in a survey of all voters, Pew
reports that by a margin of 2-to-1,
their impression of the GOP field is
actuallygetting worse, not better.
Until recently, Republican insid-
ers kept their deepening dismay to
themselves, but now it's breaking
through the surface. Conservative
columnist George Will writes of
Romney and Gingrich: "Both are
too risky to anoint today." Com-
mentator Charles Krauthammer is
equally distraught: "This is a weak
Republican field with two signifi-
candy flawed front-runners."
The Democrats certainly don't
have an ideal candidate either.
Obama enters the race with huge
vulnerabilities of his own. The
unemployment rate has edged
downward but remains dismal, and
will probably stay that way through
the election; only one in five voters
think the country is headed in the
right direction; only 44 percent
approve of the president's perfor-
mance. Few Americans can say
they're better off today than they
were four years ago.
But one of the oldest adages in
politics remains one of the tru-
est: You can't beat somebody with
nobody. Romney has been running
for president full-time since 2008,
yet only one in five Republicans
endorse him today and his support
is receding, not rising. In the latest
NBC-Marist poll, Romney dropped
eight points in Iowa and six in New
The core reason is pretty simple:
Folks just don't like him. Democrat-
ic pollster Peter Hart conducted a
focus group among a dozen Repub-
licans and asked: If Romney were a
member of your family, who would
he be? "Second cousin." said one.
The snobby relative who's "richer
than the rest of us," said another.
And the most damning descrip-
tion of all: "The dad who's never at
Romney is frosty, remote, awk-
ward even his laugh seems
scripted and phony. But his prob-
lems go deeper than mere manner-
isms. Romney seems too privileged,
too unmarked by failure or disap-
pointment. One Republican told
The New York Times he was "a little
too perfect." How can someone
like that understand the fears and
frustrations of the rest of us?
In American politics, scars of
survival are essential badges of
honor. Barack Obama, Btll Clinton
and Ronald Reagan all grew up with
alcoholic or absent fathers: George
Bush the elder and lohn F. Kennedy
almost died serving their country;
Franklin Roosevelt overcame the
ravages of polio and George Bush
the younger conquered addiction
and found God.
Romney grew up wealthy, mar-
ried well, fathered five sons and
expanded the family fortune. What
story of suffering or redemption
can he tell?
Gingrich does have such a story.
After two divorces and a humiliat-
ing failure as Speaker of the House,
he married a third time, converted
to Catholicism, and can plausibly
argue that he's well acquainted
with the trials andtemptations that
Romney has never encountered.
He could be the next recipient of
Clinton's nickname, the "Comeback
But if Gingrich can surmount
his past, he cannot suffocate it. In
Hart's focus group, one Republican
voter called him "careless and com-
bustible" and another said he rep-
resented "the same ole ballgame."
Will is even nastier, arguing that
Gingrich "embodies the vanity and
rapacity that make modern Wash-
ington repulsive." Krauthammer
adds, "Gingrich has a self-regard
so immense that it rivals Obama's
- but unlike Obama's, is untamed
One of these "risky" candidates
will almost certainly carrn the
Republican banner against Obama
next fall. But for many Republicans,
this story has no Prince (or Prin-
cess) Charming. And how can you
have a happy ending without one?
Letters to the'Editor
Get ready for GOP primary
election on Jan. 31
It's still 2011 but already we're
ankle-deep in political activities
for the 2012 national election in
November. Across America some
states have sought to boost their
political clout by advancing their
primary elections and thus be-
come early decision-makers for the
presidential election. Right here at
home, Florida's GOP has decided to
move its primary election forward
to lan. 31. That's next month!
The following comments are not
intended to criticize that decision
(made far, far away in another time
zone), but rather to call attention
to a looming deadline that permits
Florida voters to change their parry
preference. With all the hustle and
bustle of the Christmas and New
Year's activities, the date of lan.
3 could slip up on the most loyal
Florida voters. If missed, citizens
will lose their opportunity to ex-
ercise one of the most prized and
rev ered franchises known around
the world: The freedom to pick a
candidate to run for the President
of the United States.
In lackson County, the current
registration numbers are 17,947
Democrats, 7,674 Republicans
and 2,482 Independents. Here is
an interesting statistic for lackson
County from the 2008 presiden-
tial election; nearly 64 percent of
voters preferred the Republican
candidate. In 2010, lackson County
voted 60 percent Republican for
U.S. Senator and 58 percent for U.S.
This is a reminder: If you want
to be in on the selection of the
GOP candidate to run in the 2012
presidential election, and you're
not a registered Republican, then
you need to go to the Supervisor of
Elecdons Office and change your
party preference. If you don't, you'll
have to watch from the sidelines
as Republicans pick the candidate
that could be your next President of
your United States.
Chairman. Jackson County
Republican Executive Committee
Register Republican and
choose the next president
Our country is an economic mess.
Our American values, principles
and traditions are being trounced
by President Obama and his ad-
ministration. It is very likely that
he will be defeated for reelection.
One of the Republican presiden-
tial candidates will be the next
president of the United,States. That
candidate will be chosen by voters
in the coming primaries. Florida is
an important factor in the nomina-
tion. Our primary will be held on
lan. 31,2012. Only registered Re-
publicans will be able to vote. If you
want a say on who will be our next
president, you must be registered
as a Republican by lan. 3. That is
only a few days away.
Democrats, ask yourselves: Does
my party really represent my ide-
als? Is my party really serious about
saving our economy and American
way of life?
Independents, aski yourselves:
What do I stand for? What do I want
from my representatives? Why dol
have to sit out primary elections?
In other words, ask yourselves:
Why am I not a Republican? If yoiu
can not give yourself an honest
answer to these questions, then
register Republican by Jan. 3. Get
a voice in who will be your next
Solve the problems now
How is this for a novel way to win
an election: I have a way to solve a
problem, whether it be for the city,
county, state or "all of us." Instead
of just saying, "Elect me & I'll solve
the problem." I go to the appro-
priate department, tell them the
solution (with a lot of press cover-
agei and if they do it and it works
- voila! I am the person to elect
to continue solving the problems.
If they don't do it, then I might
still get elected because the smart
masses versus the dumb masses
will see that I have the smarts to do
I am sick of all the people run-
ning for office saying they have
the solution but we have to let the
problem continue on until they
are elected to correct it. Get the
problems solved when they pop up
and get it out there that you did it
and you will get elected/reelected.
And that really goes for congress.
If they want to get Obama and his
czars out of there, get the solutions
into bills and send them to O)ama.
If he doesn't sign them, hopefully,
he's out of there!
Isn't that why they're all there in
the first place, to get the problems
I have always wondered about
that and haven't been able to figure
out why, if the "runners" have the
solutions, they don't fix the prob-
lems and they wouldn't even have
to campaign. I don't want promises,
I want actions.
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Police reveal details about FAMU band hazing
The Associated Press
Florida A&M University
marching band members,
all.men, appeared before a
judge Tuesday to face haz-
ing charges in the beating
of a woman band mate
police said was hit so hard
with fists and a metal ruler
S that she broke her thigh
and had blood clots in her
, The arrests marked the
S first details from authori-
ties about the secret rituals
this fall among the famed
Marching 100 band. Police
said Bria Shanme Hunter,
who played clarinet, was
beaten about three weeks
before drum major Rob-
ert Champion died during
what was believed to be
hazing on a band bus.
Investigators have not
said exact what hap-
pened to Champion, who
S was also a clarinet player,
and like Hunter. from Geor-
gia. Champion's death set
,off several investigations
of the marching band and
school administrators who
appear to have long known
about the hazing tradition.
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On Nov. 19, the Florida A&M University Marching 100 perform
during the halftime show of an NCAA college football game
against Bethune-Cookman in Orlando, Fla.
Hunter, in an inter-
view with Orlando station
WVFIT-TV, was asked why
band members take part
"So we can be accepted,"
she said. "If you don't do
anything, then, it's like
Tallahassee police said
the three men arrested
were involved in hazing
Hunter at an off-campus
apartment because she
tried to get out of a meet-
ing and couldn't recite
information about their
clique of Georgia natives,
known as the "Red Dawg
Authorities said lames
Harris, 22, helped plan
the hazing at his apart-
ment and, at one point, he
stopped the other two men
from hitting Hunter fur-
ther. He has been charged
with hazing and his bond
was set at $2,500.
Harris' attorney, Eric
there was no evidence his
client took part in the haz-
ing and that he would fight
Sean Hobson, 23, and
19-year-old Aaron Golson,
were charged with haz-
ing and battery, and their
'bail was set at $10,000. An
attornr for Golson said
he would also plead not
guilt. Golson was released
front jail and ducked into a
car driven by his mother.,
He refused to answer any
Hobson did not yet have
an attorney '
Authorities said HI-nter
w\as targeted Oct. 31 by
other members of the "Red
Dawg Order" because she
tried to get out of going to
a group meeting. She was
repeatedly punched on
the tops of her thighs by
Golson and Hobson, wit-
nesses told police.
The following day, police
said, Hunter was beaten
with a metal ruler when
she could not recite in-
formation about the "Red
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Police said Hobson sent
Hunter a text message Nov.
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After the hearing, Brown
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that has haunted the uni-
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Retail sales helping economy grow
The Associated Press
growth is picking up in the final:
three. months, of the year, fueled
by higher consumer spending,
rising business stockpiles and.
modest increases in hiring.
The start of the holiday shop-
ping season in November helped
produce the sixth straight month-
ly increase in retail sales. Gift-
buying Americans spent more
on clothing arid electronics, and
sales of autos and furniture also
Still, the improvement might
not last. Unemployment remains
high, and incomes are stagnant.
That's likely to restrain growth
early next year. So could any
worsening of Europe's financial
Because pay raises have been
slight, consumers have dipped
into savings to finance much of
the additional spending. That
trend may not be sustainable.
"Looking ahead to early next
year, we expect consumer spend-
Sing to slow markedly amid slug-
gish income growth, shrinking
household wealth, low savings
and tight credit conditions." Mi-
chelle Meyer, an economist at
Bank of America Merrill Lynch,
said in a note to clients.
For now, the economic data re-
Smains encouraging. lob openings
declined slightly in October, but
they were still at the second high-
est level in three years.
Businesses also built up their
inventories in October, after hold-
ing them steady in September.
That means extra factory produc-
tion was likely needed to increase
S companies' stockpiles.
Overall. most anal.sts. expect.
the economy to grow at an annual
rate of at least 3 percent in the Oc-
tober-December quarter, up from
2 percent in the July-September
Retail sales rose 0.2 percent in
November, the government said
Tuesday. That was lower than
October's gain, which was revised
up-to show a 0.6 percent increase.
And it was.the smallest increase
in five months.
Even so, more spending on re-
tail goods shows the economy
S is continuing to grow steadily, if
.An increase in furniture and
auto sales, suggested that con-
sumers made more big purchases
in November. So-called "core"
sales, which exclude the volatile
categories of autos, gasoline and
building materials, rose for an
11th straight month.
SAt the same time, sales fell at
gasoline stations-and restaurants.
"People decided to go to the
.store and do their shopping
rather than go to the restaurant,"
Jonathan Basile, an economist at
The dip in job openings in Oc-
tober followed a three-year high
Each opening is sparking heavy
competition. Nearly 14 million
people were unemployed in Oc-
tober. That means there was an
a erage of 4.25 people out of work
for each available opening. That's
worse than September's ratio of
4.14. In a healthy economy, an
average of only about nvo people
vie for each opening.
And business inventories rose
0.8 percent in October. When
companies build up their inven-
tories, it usually signals that they
expect more sales.
The report is the government's
first read on monthly consumer
spending, which accounts for 70
percent of economic acti-ity.
Even though retail sales rose
only slightly from October to No-
%vember, they've increased more
sharply over a broader period.
Sales have surged 6.7 percent, for
example, over the past 12 months.
That's less than the 7.5 percent in-
crease from October 2010 to Oc-
tober 2011. But it's still evidence
of healthy spending.
Chris Christopher, an econo-
mist at.IHS Global Insight, fore-
casts. hat holiday sales will rise
by slightly less than 5 percent this
year, compared with 5.2 percent
in 2010. Holiday sales fell in 2008
and 2009. Christopher defines
holiday sales as retail sales in No-'
xember and December, excluding
autos, gas, and restaurants.
Christopher cautions, though,
that about a third of this year's
increase is due to rising prices.
Inflation rose 3.5 percent in the
12 months that ended in October.
Thats up from a 1.2 percent rate
for the 12 months ending in Oc-
Higher inflation, spurred by a
jump in gasoline prices, reduced
consumers' buying power in the
spring and early summer. That's
a big reason why the economy
barely grew in the first half of this
Higher inflation has also eroded
wages. After-tax, inflation-adjust-
ed incomes dropped 2.1 percent
in the July-September quarter.
That's the biggest drop since the
third quarter of 2009.
Fortunately for the economy,
those trends have showed signs
of reversing. Gas prices have
dropped. And inflation has slowed
in recent months; it dipped 0.1
percent in October. After-tax, in-
flation-adjusted incomes rose
0.3 percent in October. It was the
first gain after three months of
Paul Dales, a senior U.S. econo-
mist at Capital Economics, notes
that the larger spending increases
over the summer came after con-
sumers had dipped into their sav-
ings to make up for smaller gains
in income. He thinks consumers
might be forced to pull back.
"November's modest rise could
therefore be the start of a period
in which households start to
spend more within their means,"
Americans spent $52.4 bil-
lion over the Thanksgiving holi-
day weekend, according to the
National Retail Federation. The
record amount \\as spurred by
AG Holder vows to enforce civ
ney General Eric Holder
vowed Tuesday to fully
enforce civil rights pro-
tections in next year's
elections amid a flurry
of activity by states to re-
draw political boundaries
and impose requirements
that could reduce \oting
by minorities who en-
Barack Obama in the 2008
Giving his most expan-
sive speech on civil rights
since taking office, the
' nation's chief law enforce-
ment officer declared that
"we need election systems
that are free from fraud,
Discrimination and pardi-
san influence and that
are more, not less. acces-
sible to the citizens of this
From FPage IA
of a say than a resident
, who lives in a Compass
"One person has more
rights than my family
does," Arty Penello said.
Many of residents at the
meeting would rather see
a one-person, one-vote
method implemented for
elections. No matter the
number of homes or par-
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Government and to tame
Such a new tax system
would help accomplish
another of his goals, he
said; returning more pow-:
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the Lyndon B.
Johnson Library and Museum in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday.
He urged the country to
"call on our political par-
ties to resist the tempta-
tion to suppress certain
votes in the hope of attain-
ing electoral success."
"Instead, encourage and
cells a person owned, he or
she would be afforded only
one vote in an election.
"This would be the fair,
equitable way," Leah Re-
Manager lohn Laymon
opposed the one-person,
one-vote method. He said
the residents had agreed
to the one-parcel, one-
vote elections when they
chose to live at Compass
"It's totally and com-
pletely disingenuous and
er to the states.
He said he believes the
federal government is
meddling unfairly in mat-
ters that should be left to
the states. He said, for in-
stance, that he supports
states' decisions to reject
federal health care man-
dates put, forth, under the
administration of Demo-
work with the parties to
-achieve this success by
appealing to more voters,"
Holder said in remarks
prepared for an appear-
ance in Austin, Texas.
Currently the justice
Department is reviewing
changes the rules to which
people in the conununity
agreed to," Laymnon said.
Another issue brought
up during the meeting was
that no actual estimate of
how much the change to
ISTD would cost residents.
Residents also complained
that they have yet to see
the actual ISTD bill.
"It's being railroaded,
forced down our throats
by an illegal voting body,"
Like Nuccio said.
The delegation had a
cratic President Barack
He feels those are un-
constitutional, he says,
and further believes that
the federal government
has taken other uncon-
stitutional actions that
trample on state sovereign
rights. : ,
Long cited several cir-
deep discounts and early store
openings. But economists think'
consumers held back on spend-
ing in the rest of November, to
wait for the deals and discounts
Online holiday sales are also
growing, although they are ex-
pected to peak this week. Mlany
shoppers tend to complete orders
by mid-month to allow time for
presents to be shipped.
Merchants can make up to 40
percent of their annual revenue
during the holiday shopping sea-
son, which includes November
Automakers have reported
strong sales for November. Chrys-
ler, Ford, Nissan and Hyundai re-
ported double-digit sales 'gains.
November is usually a lackluster
month for auto sales because of
cold weather. But automakers of-
fered steep discounts and many
consumers can't wait any longer
to replace their aging vehicles.
More demand has helped boost
hiring. Employers added a net to-
tal of 120,000 jobs last month. The
economy has generated 100,000
or more jobs five months in a
row the first time that has hap-
pened since April 2006.
Consumers might also have to
cut back on spending if Congress
.doesn't extend a Social Security
tax cut or emergency federal un-
employment benefits. Both expire
at the end of this year. The Social
Security tax this year boosted
take-home pay for the average
fam ilU b $1.000.
il rights protections
new requirements in Tex- showing an absence of
as and South Carolina re- discriminatory impact,
quiring voters to produce "we will object," the at-
a photo ID before casting torney general said in his
ballots. The department speech at the Lyndon Ba-
also is examining changes ines Johnson Presidential
that Florida has made to Library and Museum. As
its electoral process im- president in 1965, lohn-
posing financial penal- son was instrumental in
ties on third-party voter passing the landmark law
registration organizations the Justice Department
like the League of Women now uses to ensure voting
Voters when they miss rights in Texas, South Car-
deadlines. olina and all or parts of 14
Most of 'the changes other states. Most of the 16
have been promoted and states are in the South and
approved by Republicans, all of them with a history
who argue they are need- of discrimination against
ed to avert' voter fraud. blacks, American Indians,
Democrats, citing studies Asian-Americans, Alaska
suggesting there is little Nativesor Hispanics.
voter fraud. say the mea- Besides Texas and South
sures are actually aimed Carolina, Alabama, Kan-
at reducing minority votes sas, Mississippi, Rhode Is-
for their candidates. land and Wisconsin have
Where a state can't enacted more stringent
meet its legal burden in voter ID laws this year.
number of questions after
the public speaking por-
tion of the meeting ended,
including the transition's
cost, who would pay that
cost and if the delegation
had the authority to over-
ride the charter. How an
election would be orga-
nized and held was also in
The delegation wanted
to get more information
in addition to seeing the
original charter and the
cumistances he finds fi-
nancially troubling, and
said he believes a return to
the gold standard would
help stem a tide of deficit
spending, inflation he at-
tributes in pan to current
U.S. financial policies,
massive debt to foreign
interests and other cir-
cumstances he says are,
"One of the worst things
that could happen is that
we move forward unadvis-
edly," lonfford said.
In the end, the delega-
rion chose to postpone
any official action until
more information was ob-
tained. Another meeting
may be scheduled if they)
reach a verdict.
"You have a delegation
that's going to look at all
information carefully be-
fore moving forward,"
draining the country and
its people of power and
Long also advocated for
free trade, stripped-down
federal agencies, and oth-
er structural changes in
government as it now op-
erates which would sup-
port those and his other
platform issues. .
Brown Funeral Home
1068 Main Street
Chipley, Florida 32428
Amber, Breezee, 80 of
Cottondale, passed away
Sunday, December 11,
2011 in the North Okaloosa
Medical Center in Crest-
view. MNrs. Breezee was
born March 1, 1931 in Pan-
sy. Alabama to the late
Haney A. and Annie Pearl
(Cobb) Vinson and had
been' a. resident of
Cottondale for:the past 55
years. She was a former
horticulturist, a published
poet and member of the
Famous Poets Society. In
1997, she was awarded the
in Poetry Award presented
by the National Library of ,
Poetry. She was also a
member of the First As-
sembly Of God Church in
In addition to her pa-
rents, she is predeceased
by her husband, James
Breezee and a brother,
Survivors include: three
sons, James Crawford
Burdeshaw of Marianna,
Billy loe Burdeshaw and
wife, Susana of Atlanta, Ga.
and Roger Ted Burdeshaw
of Orlando; three daugh-
ters, Merita lean Herscovici
of New Bern, NC, Esther
Sherrill MNcArdle of Crest-
view and Melissa'Renee
Pringle of Albany, Ga.; two
brdohers, Paul Vinson of
Headland, Ala. and lerome
Vinson of Midland City,
Ala; three sisters. Colleen
Henley of Cantonement,
Betty 'Sue Andrews of
Ashford. Ala and Sarah
Jones of Dothan, Ala.; 11
grandchildren and 15 great
Funeral services will be
held Friday, December 16,
2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Brown
Funeral Home, Main St.
Chapel with the Rev. James
Lamb officiating. The fami-
ly will receive friends one
hour prior to services. In-
terment will follow in
Cottondale Baptist Ceme-
tery. Friends and family
may sign the online regis-
ter at ww\.brownfhi.net.
From Page 1A
assist when Dozier closed
its doors, for instance. He
did his best to ease the
pain of that door-slam,
setting up stations where
the employees could go to
get piece of information
they needed as that chap-
ter in their lives closed.
He was also there to help
them open another.
Griffin is the Business
for the Chipola Regional
Board. His boss, Richard
Williams, said Griffin is
a key person in helping
Workforce achieve its mis-
sion. Griffin goes the extra
mile and spends the extra
time it takes to match
potential employees and
employers, Williams said.
He's known as a person
who can help the hard-
to-place. His success has
a lot to do with the trust
employers have in his
knowledge of people, Wil-
nominated Griffin for a
statewide award, given to
only one person each year.
Competing against 22
others who had received a
Champion' award, Griffin
came home from Orlando
with the Leadership Am-
bassador trophy this week.
He said he felt honored
just to be nominated
with so many oth-
ers who dedicate their
lives to the Workforce
mission, and that the
award was a meaningful
More satisfying still, he
said, are the employee-
employer matches he
makes back home on a job
he finds more rewarding
than the one helost.
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Texas school may build
safety wall after shooting
T,-i; A' ;Cuctled Pr[i,-
EDINBURG. Texas -
School officials in South
Texas confined students to
campus buildings and pon-
dered erecting a cinder-
block wall to block bullets
from hunters on adjacent
ranchland one day after
two middle school boys
were shot while trying out
for the basketball team on
an outdoor court.
It seemed the most im-
mediate solution for a
problem specific to rural
schools. With no law in
Texas prohibiting hunt-
ing on private land next to
schools and high-powered
rifles firing ammunition-
that could go more than a
mile, school officials said
a barrier seemed a good
Harwell Middle School
opened just this year on
rural property northeast of
Edinburg, which is about
50 miles northwest of
Brownsville. Homes line
the road approaching the
school, but ranchlands
covered with thickets of
short trees and under-
growth stretch out to the
vest and the north.
"We were not'aware that
there was hunting on the
west side of the school. or
that there were (hunting]
leases on the west side
until last night," school
Rene Gutierrez said. A wall
stretching along the back
Sof Harwell Middle School
and a neighboring ele-
mentary school and curv-
ing around to protect the
middle school from the
north are being consid-
ered. Gutierrez said.
Now, a chain link fence
separates the campus from
about 200 yards of open
field, and there a tree line
starts an expanse of thick
scrub to the west.
The boys, ages 13 and 14,
were in a parking lot that
had been converted into a
temporary basketball court
behind Harwell when they
Were shot about 4:45 p.m.
Monday. There were about
50 children there trying
out for the team. One boy
going for a layup was shot
just under the right arm,
and the other was shot in
the back while awaiting his
Four coaches imme-
diately rushed children
inside the building while
A woman speaks on a cellphone to her child inside Harwell
Middle School on Monday in Edinburg. Texas.
other staff tended to the
wounded students, Guti-
errez said. Both boys un-
derwent surgery and were
listed in stable condition,
Investigators were able to
retrieve a bullet from one
of the boys. Hidalgo Coun-
ty Sheriff LupeTrevino said
they will check for a ballis-
tics match with rifles taken
from three men who were
Two of the men were
shooting target practice
about 800 yards, or nearly
a half-mile, from where
the boys were shot, Tre\ino
"Their initial statement
leads us to believe that
they were in the right line
of uajectory," Trevino said.
The men were released
around 2 a.m. Tuesday, but
are still tinder investiga-
ion, he said.
A third man remained in
custody Tuesday. He was
trespassing on adjacent
land and carrying an AR- 15
assault rifle. Trevino said he
was in the countr- illegally
and could face trespassing
charges in addition to his
immigration violation. In-
vestigators were still trying
to pinpoint his location at
the time of the shooting to
determine whether he-was
in line with the victims.
Mike Cox, a spokesman
for Texas Parks and Wildlife
Department, said he was
not aware of a specific law
or regulation that prohib-
its hunting close to public
buildings, such as schools
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Fed says economy is healthier
The Associated Press
Federal Reserve on Tues-
,day portrayed the U.S.
economy as slightly
healthier and held off on
any new steps to boost the
Hiring is picking up and
consumers are spend-
ing more despite slower
growth globally, the Fed
said in its latest policy
Fed officials cautioned
that unemployment re-
mains high. And it warnedl
of strains in global finan-
cial markets that pose
a threat to the world's
economy a reference to
Europe's debt. crisis. They
left open the possibility of
taking new steps next year
if the economy worsens.
The Fed made only
slight changes to No\em-
bei's statement. The poli-
cy committee approved it
by an identical 9-1 vote.
Charles Evans dissented
for the second straight
meeting, arguing again for
more action by the Fed.
Stocks fell after the Fed
released its statement.
The Dow ones industrial
average lost 90 points in
gains and fell another 60
points after the statement
was released. Broader in-
dexes also dropped.
Many economists said
Fed policymakers likely
spent their final meeting
of the year fine-tuning a
strategy for communi-
rating changes in interest
rates more explicitly. The
Fed has left rates near zero
for the past three years.
More guidance would help
assure investors, compa-
nies and consumers that
rates won't rise before a
The Fed made no men-
tion ofa new communica-
tions strategy in its state-
ment. But economists say
it could be unveiled as
soon as nevw month, after
the Fed's Jan 24-25 policy
Diane Swbnk, chief
economist at Nlesirow
Financial, said the No-
vember minutes showed
the Fed discussed adding
an interest rate forecast
to its quarterly economic
Swonk said the Fed may
be trying to build a stron-
ger consensus before an-
nouncing the change. She
also noted that three Fed-
eral Reserve regional bank
presidents who opposed
key policy changes this
year will not have votes
Charles Plosser of Phila-
delphia, Richard Fisher of
Dallas and Nata\ana Ko-
cherlakota of Nlinneapo-
lis all dissented from the
Fed's policy statements
in September and August
after citing concerns that
the actions introduced at
those meetings could fuel
In September. the Fed
said it would re-arrange
its bond holdings to stress
longer-term maturities, to
try to exert more down-
ward pressure on long-
That followed the Fed's
announcement in August
that it planned to keep
its benchmark rate at a
record low until at least
mid-2013. as long as the
economy remains weak.
The Fed repeated that
timeframe in its Decem-
ber policy statement.
"I think the Fed will shift
its communications pol-
icy once the most vehe-
ment dissenters rotate off
in lanuar,." Swonk said.
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Marianna rallies past Graceville, 49-44
BY DUSTIN KENT
The Marianna Bulldogs over-
came a late deficit at home Mon-
day night against Graceille, ral-
lying back to take a 49-44 victory:
over the visiting Tigers.
The win was just the second of
the season for the Bulldogs (2-4),
but it was by no means easy, as
S the Tigers led for the majority of
the game before a late surge al-.
lowed Marianna to go in front
"It feels a lot better to win than,
it does to lose," MHS coach Tra-
vis Blanton said after the game.
"We haven't felt good very much
around here latel."
Quay Royster scored 14 points
to lead the Bulldogs, while An-
thony Speights added 10.
Marquis White had 16 points
to lead the Tigers.
The game was challenging for
both coaches due to the fact that
both clubs had games Friday
night and had limited prepara-
tiontime, but Graceville certain-
ly appeared the sharper team at
A 3-pointer by Rasheed Camp-
bell and a bucket and two free
throws by \W"hite gave the Ti-
gers an 11-4 lead late in the first
Early in the second period,
NMarianna went on a 7-0 spurt
thanks to five points from Roys-
ter and a basket by Keyman Bor-
ders on a pass from Royster to tie
the game at 13-13 with 5:38 left
in the half.
But White answered with a 3-
pointer and a 3-point play on an
offensive put-back to quickly put
the Tigers back up six.
Graceville led by four at half-
time and pushed the lead to
28-19 early in the third after a 3-
pointer by Marquavious Johnson
and another basket by Johnson
off of a Marianna turnover.
The Tigers kept the lead at 36-
31 entering the fourth \when the
Bulldogs made their run.
A basket by Speights was fol-
lowed by a Marianna steal and
a lay-up by Shaquarious Baker,
with Speights scoring again mo-
ments later to give the Bulldogs a
37-36 lead with 6:33 to play.
See BULLDOGS, Page 2 B
Start to finish
Unbeaten Tigers try to
BY DUSTIN KENT
dW er, t, choran c-om
A Just as they did last year, the NMalone Ti-
S- gers are off to a red hot start to the season.
The Tigers hope, however, that they can
finish off this season with as much mo-
mentum as they started it with.
Nlalone is 7-0 after taking a 74-58 w in
over Laurel Hill on Friday in the Tigers'
Homecoming, with Chai Baker scoring 20
points, LaDarius NlcEIroy 12, and Ty Baker
It was the sixth winr of 15 or more points
this season for the Tigers, with the only
single digit win coming at Mlarianna
against the Bulldogs in a gym where Nlalo-
ne hadn't won in half a decade.
But Tigers coach Steven Welch said he is
String his best to keep things in perspec-
tive and keep his players grounded.
"We try to ignore it as much as we can,"
the coach said of the undefeated record.
"We don't want to get away from what
we've been doing. We just want to focus
every day on the little things like rebound-
ig;, playing unselfishly, paying hard, and
playing for each other."
Last season, the Tigers started out 11-
S1, but faded down the stretch, losing the
district to FAlIU and eventually getting
knocked out of the playoffs by the Baby
Rattlers as well.
"That's kind of why we're ignoring the
record," Welch said. "It's fickle. Any time
you've got a bunch of guys playing well,
things can start to go poorly for no appar-
ent reason. We're trying to focus on the
little things. I don't know if last year we got
away from that, but something happened.
"We were 11-.1 and played .500 ball the
last two or three weeks of the season. We
don't talk about it much, but at the same
Malone's Shakille McDole shoots a jumper during a game earlier this season. See TIGERS. Page 2B
CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL
C ottondale's Khadejah Ward (left) dribbles around a defender in a game earlier
this season. The Lady Hornets went on the road Mlonday night and lost to the
Chipley Lady Tigers to fall to 4-4 on the season.
r..F" it'l lll l'l: i'l',Cl:l (illl
Graceville's Taylor McDaniel (31) goes up for a shot
in a game earlier this season.
BY DUSTIN KENT
dP rtnt,-p'i,|:ri d3ri ,:.' rri r c n
The Graceville Lady Tigers picked up their
fourth District 3-1A win of the season Monday
night at home, crushing Vernon 50-14.
With the win, Graceille i6-41 moved to 4-1
in district competition, the only loss com-
ing by a point on the road last week against
They Lady Tigers had no trouble at all with
Vernon, scoring the first 10 points of the game
and jumping out to a 27-5 halftime lead.
Tiara Sorey had 13 points and five steals to
lead Graceville. whileWynterra Pittman had 12
points, eight rebounds, and five assists.
Taylor McDaniel added six points and siL
"I thought we played in spurts," Grace\ille
coach Jpn Habali said. "Our pressure looked
nice, but we still need to finish around the bas-
ket better. But the subs got a lot of playing time,
and we're going to need them to start stepping
up and playing more and contributing more to
Graceville was scheduled to travel o \Wewa-
hitchka on Tuesday night to take on the Lady
Gators before going on the road Thursday to
take on Ponce De Leon.
Pee Wee Footbal
,BY SHELIA MADE
The undefeated Raiders suffered their first
S; loss of the season Friday night at Optimist
6 i: Park, falling to the Titans 14-12 in MERE Pee
It. l .., 'Wee Tackle football action.
The Raiders were coming off of a 26-0 shut-
out win over the Eagles earlier in the week, but
- "..- -they found themselves behind late against the
Titans and Friday and were unable to pull off
!v. ,. a comeback.
MARK SKINNER/ FLORIDIAN See TITANS, Page 2BL
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Pictured is the Titans Pee Wee football team, which took a 14-12 victory over the previously
undefeated Raiders on Friday night at Optimist Park.
Fromrr age le
It was the Raiders that
got on the board first on
a touchdown run by Isaac
Smith, but the extra point
failed, leaving the lead at
SBut the Titans respond-
From Page 1B
time, that's my job to pre-
pare for it because I don't
want the same thing to
happen this year."
However, the coach said
that he believes this is a dif-
ferent team than last year,
primarily because of its im-
provemen't on one side of
the court particularly.
"Last year, we were play-
ing very well offensively
early in the year and shoot-
ing the -ball well, but this
S year its different," Welch
said. "We're just kind of
grinding our way through
it defensivel; We really
haven't played that well of-
fensively yet. We've been
terrible from the free throw\
line, and we're not shooting
it as ,velI as I know we can.
ed with a score on their
next drive, as Malachi
NlcNealy found the end
zone on a 30-yard reverse
play to rie it up.
Quarterback Caleb Cal-
lahan ran it in for the ex-
tra point to give the Titans
a ;-6 lead at halftime.
Callahan added to
the Titans lead early in
the third quarter with
"W\e've been doing it
mainly with otur defense.
If we can get some things
cleaned up and play better
offensively, I can see where
we can get a lot better this
The Tigers will get their
next test Thursday night
when a physical and ath-
letic Sneads team comes to
Malone for a county battle.
The Pirates were 4-2 going
into Tuesday night's game
against Ponce De Leon, and
Welch said he expected his
team to be challenged from
start to finish.
"The last time I saw them
was this summer, but
they're typical Sneads," he
said. "They're physical, they
play hard, and they have
the ability to make shots.
(lohn) Locke's tough, and
IAaron; Green's good too.
They have good guards,
and' any time you've got
a touchdown run, and
converted the extra point
again to make it 14-6.
Blake Donaldson scored
for the Raiders late in the
fourth quarter from 2
yards out after a 50-yard
run by Mlax Olds set up a
first and goal.
The Raiders got the
ball back with one last
chance to go ahead, but
good guards, you've got a
chance. iSneadsl coach
Kelvin Ilohnson does a
good job with them."
Malone will be with-
out starting guard and
top perimeter defender
Chris Mlurff, who is out of
town due to a death in the
With Thursday's game
being the first of three
straight the Tigers go to
Bainbridge, Ga., on Friday
and Saturday for games
Grant Williams picked up
a key sack to help seal the
Following the game,
Raiders coach Rex Torbett
said his team made some
.mistakes, but he gave,
credit to the Titans for the:
"Offensively, we put the
ball on the ground too.
many times, and they
always seemed to be on
critical plays.", he said.
"But the Titans played a
great game and deserved
.. In the %%in over the Ea-
gles, Smith ran for 43-yard
touchdown on the first
play from scrimmage.
On the Raiders' third
possession, Caleb Torbett
ran for a 49-yard touch-
down to put the Raiders
up 13-0 at the half.
In the second half. Tor-
bett picked up another
TD on a 4-yard run, while
Tucker Moody had a 9-
yard TD run.
against Bainbridge and Val-
dosta being a man down
could be tough on the team
'I'm assuming it will be
preny difficult, but we don't
want to make any excuses,"
Welch said. "But Nlurff is
our vocal leader, the guy
that gets everybody going.
.Without him, the question
is if someone will fill that
role. If not, we might be in
trouble. That's my biggest
From Page 1B
GHS again respond-
ed, however, as John-
son scored on a'lay-
up, and White and
Isam Britt each scor-
ing buckets to make it
a 42-37 Tiger lead with
A 3-point play by
Royster brought the
margiri back to two,
and a 3-pointer play
by Trae' Pringley tied
it up at 43-43 with 2:30
Trailing by a point
with under a minute to
play, the Bulldogs got a
pair of big plays to go
ahead, with Speights
blocking a Graceville
shot at one end, and
Royster finishing the
play at the other end
with a lay-up to make
it 45-44 with 46 sec-
onds on the clock.
After getting a de-
fensive stop on the
Tigers' next, posses-
sion, Marianna scored
again on a lay-up by
Borders to push' the
lead to three.
After Johnson missed
a 3-point attempt
for Graceville, Baker
made two free throws
with 6.5 seconds left
to seal the win.
Baker and Borders
each had six points
for MHS, while Camp-
bell added nine for
Graceville, and John-
"I thought we played
coach latt Anderson
said. "We just had way
too. many turnovers
and we didn't execute
at the end."
scheduled to go to
Wewahitchka for a key
district game against
the Gators on Tuesday
night, while Marianna
was off until Friday's
key league contest
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DUBAI, United: Arab
Emirates Michelle Wie
is looking for a strong fin-
ish to a season she calls
S"a' work in
ing with her
S Wie swing.
Syear-old American his
fallen to 17th in the rank-
ings after spending much
of 2010 in the top 10. And
o with only two,.second-
place finishes this season,
ishe called this year"a work
"I had a couple of good
Finishes. But it is frustrat-
ing just because some-
times weeks didn't go my
way, but at the same time
you learn every week," said
S Wie, who struggled with a
back injury toward the end
Ever week I gave it my
all and as frustrated as I
, can be, I try to take a posi-
tive from it, and I feel like
I improved quite a bit,"
Wie said. "\Vhether or not
my results show it or not,
I'm feeling like I'm get-
ting healthy again with my
body. My body feels pretty
WVie is among the biggest
names at the Dubai Ladies
Masters, the season-end-
ing European Tour event
which starts Wednesday.
Lexi Thompson, the 16-
year-old American who
became the youngest win-
ner on the LPGA Tour in
September, is expected to
challenge alongside sever-
al top Europeans, includ-
ing Anna Nordq\ist.
No surprise, Donald is player of the year
The Associated Press
ready No. 1 in the world,
Luke Donald now is No.
1 in the eyes of PGA Tour,
Donald capped offa sen-
sational season Tuesday by
winning PGA Tour player
of the year, the most sig-'
nificant of the postseason
awards because it's a vote
of the players.
He became the first Brit-
ish player to win the award
since it began in 1990?
"It's ,a great honor to
cap off what has been an
amazing year for me,",
Donald said from the Aus-
tralian Masters in Mel-
bourne. "Thank you to all
the players for their votes.
There was obviously some
other worthy people to
vote for, and I guess-.my
overall consistency and
having to go to Disney and.
win, and win the money
list like I did, was a decid-
"I feel very honored at
Donald won the award'
over Keegan Bradley, Bill
Haas, Webb Simpson and
Nick Watney. An official
familiar with the results
described it as a landslide.,
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dition nof anonymity be-7
cause the tour does not
release the votes or the
order in which the players
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last week, Luke Donald won both the European and PGA Tour
money titles. The first time any golfer had accomplished the
Bradley, whose two wins
included the PGA Cham-
pionship, was voted rookie
of the year.
It was only the fifth time
in the last two decades
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in accord. Chances are,
it won't be you who is off
track, but your boorish
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) If you know you lack
the necessary knowledge
concerning a commercial
involvement, don't hesi-
tate to rely on a trustwor-
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you are not trying to put
anything over on them,
they will treat you fairly in
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or career is concerned.
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with good friends and com-
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penalize your budget.
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someone I really enjoy being with.
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have four of my front teeth pulled due to
a gum disease. I am wondering when and
how to tell this man my teeth are fake. I
want him to know, but I am embarrassed
and scared of his reaction. Please help.
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Dear Toothless: Unless you are afraid
your teeth will come loose with vigor-
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that don't require revelation until the
relationship has progressed to physical
intimacy. Hopefully, he will care enough
about you that it won't bother him when
you say, "There's something you should
know about my teeth."
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who is a special-ed teacher with poor
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bridge table, especially below the expert ranks.
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when you hope to trump the third round of the
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one time you must give a count signal, playing
your lowest with an odd number of cards in the
suit, or starting an echo with an even number.
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spade queen. How should the.play proceed?
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an attitude signal saying that he has'the king.
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return the suit.
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English skills. I was stunned at the re-
sponses. It seems most people feel that
as long as a teacher is a nice person, it
doesn't matter whether she is qualified to
do the job.
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concerned about the children who are
learning improperly. And although they
are special-ed kids, they are not babies.
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or punctuation and repeat misspellings
of basic common words. Yes, she is a very
nice person, but would you want your
kids in her classroom? I wouldn't.
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that she is worried about the upcoming
evaluations. I didn't call the Board of Ed
about her, but I still wonder whether I
should. My intent is not to get her fired.
Rather, it is to get her into an English
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Wednesday, 12/28 Deadline is Wedne
Thursday, 12/29 Deadline is Thursd
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Jewelry made from dominos, lamps made
from old coffee pots, Hop Along Cassidy
Record, Decorative harpoons, old and new
Christmas decorations. Prices from $.25 & up.
Booths 10 to 750 off. 4,Medford Antique
Marketplace, 3820 RCC Dothan. 334-702-7390.
Golf Professional seeking 10 investors-
partners for the purchase of golf
course in Eufaula, Al. Interested
parties can call Mike at 334-750-1792.
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60 + Lighted Buildings, Including 1st 7 Pieces.
& $2500 CASH FIRM! 334-677-2801 4
Split Oak Firewood, Delivered in Wiregrass.
$68 For a Full sized Pickup load. $12 for 5
Gallon bucket of kindling wood. 334-393-9923
Wanted: Old Coins, Gold.
Diamonds, Guns, And Tools
West Main Jewelry & Loan 334-671-1440.
r4 Baby Things Store
SALE/BUY your things'with us new and
used toys, cribs, swings, walkers, formula,
Etc.. Also 30 day "u tag" avail. 1330 Hartford
Hwy Suite I. Dothan Call 334-794-6692 or
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Model EB6500,electric start, like new.
low hours, used maybe 3 times.
$2,300. Call 334-797-3531
Tree ripe satsumas and grapefruit harvested
daily $20 bags, location of grove Hwy 73 south
and Laramore Road Marianna, FL, follow signs
to Bar L Ranch for more info call (850)209-5506
Visit us to find great gifts for Christmas ,
birthdays or any occasion. Don't waste time in
lines at the malls or big box stores we ship
straight to your door and as always shipping is
free. We have Children toys. men cologne.
hunting gear. jewelry, xbox games and more.
KEWLSTORE.COM as Kewl as it gets.
PETS & ANIMALS
Free kittens THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT!!
850-482- 5880/850-303-9727 after 3pm
AKC BULLMASTIFF PUPS and OLDE ENGLISH
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THE GGG GRANDPA. AWESOME LITTER BREED-
ING THE BEST TO THE BEST. I OFFER SERV-
ICEMAN & VETS A $200 DISCOUNT REALLY
BULLY. TRI COLORED- TANS. SABLES AND BLUE
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TO THEIR NEW HOMES THE WEEK OF CHRIST-
MAS $1,200 FOR BULLDOG, and $1,250 for
AWESOME LITTER BREEDING THE BEST TO THE
BEST BRINDLE MALES AND FEMALES ARE
AVAILABLE, I OFFER A $200.00 SERVICEMAN &
VETS DISCOUNT GOING TO THEIR FOREVER
HOMES THE WEEK AFTER THANKSGIVING
$1250.00 WWW.SEXTONSBULLZ.COM 334-
BOXER PUPS AKC: will be ready for christmas.
tails have been docked and dew claws re-
moved. taking deposits now. Pickup will be two
days before christmas or christmas eve. two
solid white pups. the others are flashy brindle.
both parents are on site. $350. (334)692-5335.
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& up, Shih-a-poos $275. Yorkie-poos $300.,
Chi-a-poos $125. Chinese Crested $450.
Maltese $500. Shorkies $225. Chihuahua $250.
Older [puppies avail. $100. 334-718-4886.
Free Rat Terrier Tri color This female dog was
found over 2 months ago, no one ever claimed
her. She is free, an excellent dog, loves chil-
dren gets along well with other dogs, is house-
broken and has recently had her shots. She
needs a loving home for Christmas, we are her
foster home, I will even deliver if needed.
Please call or e-mail me for pictures of her, she
is so sweet and loving, loves to play does well
inside and outside. She has short hair so when
it is cold bring her inside. Serious inquiries on-
ly, must also have her spayed. She appears to
be between 2-3 years old about 12 Ibs. Call or
e-mail me, merianmilton@'embarqmail.com/
Lab Puppies Just In Time for Christmas!!
AKC registered, yellow & black, parents on site,
S&W. Call Donnie at Buckeyes' Kennel
299-308-0117 or www.bekennel.com
4 LOST DOG: BOGEY is a White Toy Poodle,
loved by family with 3 children, Missing from
Choctaw Trail in Indian Springs. Please call
850-573-6021 if you have any information.
Maltese AKC Pups!
males & females ready for
will be small.
C all 334-703-2500
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She is nothing but
SWEET and gets along
great with my small
children, cats and other
'dogs. I can't keep her.
as my plate is already
full. She needs a warm
bed, a fenced yard and -
a family who wants a
calm, sweet adult dog.
If you want to add this
Beautiful girl to your family this Christmas,
Please call 334-391-5529
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& Peppers! Bring your own bucket!
7 days a week. 850-592-5579
Plenty of Shelled
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with strong organizational skills to take on the role as special projects coordinator/
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effectively utilize new media platforms to effectively market and our products, grow
audience and help open new revenue streams. This person must be willing to learn new
skills and be eager to take on new tasks that challenge personal comfort zones and require
professional development. Two years of marketing /advertising experience is preferred.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in relevant experience in marketing arid.or communication
required. A can-do attitude that focuses on goals and not obstacles a must.
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Marianna Health & Rehabilitation Center
is accepting applications for:
Applications may be obtained from .
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or online: cityofmarianna.com/health,.
4295 5th Avenue Marianna, FL 32446
(850) 482-8091 -
Borden Dairy of Alabama, LLC
is currently seeking qualified
Fleet Maintenance is responsible for
Maintenance and repair of mechanical
equipment (truck, tractor, trailer,
Required: 1 year certificate from college
or technical school or 3 years related
experience and Class B CDL.
Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for
repairing machines and other equipment.
Sage of 18 years old, verifiable Class A
welding experience, verifiable mechanical
maintenance experience or training is
mandatory, verifiable electrician
S experience or training is preferred, able to
S obtain respiratory fitness certification,
available to work 12 hours shifts- some six
Sday weeks, nights, weekends and
S overtime, experience with common
S equipment operating systems, boilers, air
compressors, cooling systems is preferred,
must be able to lift 50 Ibs. above six feet,
Spull/push 300 Ibs. with hand held dolly,
must be able to work in hot and cold
climates both indoors and outdoors.
Criminal & employment history
background will be conducted.
Please NO PHONE CALLS.
Great benefits package to include BCBS
Medical & Dental, 401k, vacation/personal
Time, STD, and Life insurance.
: ; :: Qualified applicants only and apply at
The Dothan Career Center located at
787 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan, AL 36301
Borden Dairy of AL, LLC is a EOE/AAP & A
Drug free workplace. '
1-TI:l CHIPOLA NURSING
Sis accepting applications for the
Applicant must be certified by
the State of Florida
If interested, please applying person at
4294 Third Ave. Marihana, FL
Do you want to Open a Daycare? Daycare
Director Training Classes now registering!
Call Mrs. Alaina 334-714-4942
Fortis College is Now
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FORTIS Trades. Healthcare and
S More! Call Fortis College
Today! 888-202-4813 or visit
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REAL ESTATE FOR RENT
COTTONDALE VILLAGE APARTMENTS
Now accepting applications for 2
bedroom units. Rental assistance. No
application fee. We pay water, sewer.
and trash service. 4052 Old Cottondale
Road, Marianna, FL 32448. (850) 526-4062,
TDD/TTY 711. "This institution is an
equal opportunity provider, and employer."
BR Apartment, 3145 A Redbud Lane, Blue
Springs, Built '08, energy efficient. $525/mo
$500 dep. 1 year lease, small pets ok with
deposit. Call 850-693-0570 Iv msg.
Deering Street 1BR first floor $340 Mo. No Pets
also Clinton St. effec apartment 727-433-RENT
S2BR/1BA Concrete block Rental in Marianna,
Tile floors, washer h/u, pets ok, $300/mo + $30
credit/bkgrnd ck. Additional houses and
apartments in Graceville 850-263-5753
2BR 1BA house, Baker Ave, Marianna.'Fenced
backyard, DW, Stove, Frig, Washe $580/mo,
$600 dep.. 1 year lease, small pets ok with
deposit. Call 850-693-0570 Iv msg.
FOR 3BR 1BA House, 3222 Bobkat Rd
I (Dogwood Hts) 1 car garage,
fenced, ,$695 +dep. Text first
J, 850-217-1484 4
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Quality Homes & Apartments
S850- 526-3355 4m :
"Property.Management Is Our ONLY Business"
Large3BR 2BA Brick Home w/fish in pond &
deer in back yard $850/mo. also,. 3BR 2BA Brick
Home. $650. Both in Alford lease, dep. & ref.
req. on both. 850-579-4317/866-1965
2/2 Mobile Home $450 + deposit, appliances.
washer & dryer, water/garbage & sewer in-
2 & 3 bedroom mobile Homes in Cottondale.
$500 and up. H20. gArbage, sewer included.
http:./ www.charloscountrv living. com.
2 & 3BR 2BA Mobile Homes in Cottondale no
pets. Central Heat & Air $400-$450 850-258-
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3BR 2BA MH $500 2BR 1BA $350. Clean. CH 'A.
located in Sneads. No Pets. 850-593-5251,573-
3BR 2BA MH in Marianna. $500/mo. Small pets
ok with deposit. 850-573-6307/482-5449
For Rent Greenwood, Marianna, &
Cottondale, starting al S375/mo.
Water/sewage/garbage/ lawn main.
Lg 3/2 $625 Quiet. well maintained Park.
Water/sewer/ garb/lawn included. 2/1 Duplex,
Diana Ln. Near Citizens Lodge $495
Joyce Riley RE 850-209-7825 *-
Rent to Own: 2 & 3BR Mobile Homes.
Lot rent included. Also available,
1 & 2BR Apts & Houses. For details
*850-557-3432 or 850-814-6515 4
Clinton St. Large efficiency, util. incl. $395 also
rooms for $375 or IBR avail. Call 727-433-RENT
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LL REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
Townhouse for Sale, Downtown Eufaula 2BD.
2.5BA. Well Taken Care of. Updated. Newer
Appl. W/D Hookup, Private Deck/Yard. Conven-
ient Shopping $ Dining, $115.000. 256-437-3768
'04 Kawataki KVF 700 Camo, 4-Wheeler,
garaged kept. Only 25 hrs. used. like new,
$4800. 334-648-3217 4
Honda Foreman ES 4x4 Atv's. Two 2003 models.
Both have less than 125 hours. Both recently
serviced. Both excellent condition. $2,500 each
firm. Call 334-774-3737 between 8 am and 8 pm
Yamaha 'l Raptor 700R: well maintained.
excellent condition, low hours, essential extras,
blue. $7,800. Call 334-432-5800
X treme Packages From
A l Welded
B toats All Aluminum Boats
5th Wheel: 28 ft Cardinal LX 5th wheel and
Chevy Silverado, Dually, low mileage. $14,000
for both. 334-793-1721
Dixie RV SuperStores
FL's Newest RV Dealer
21 Acres 30 Brands New and Pre-Owned
Newmar a Keystone a Heartland Jayco
m Fleetwood n Prime Time Coachmen
Parts and Acces. Store
RV Collision Center
Located off 1-10 Exit 70 / SR285
328 Green Acres Dr.
De Funiak Springs, FL 32435
Sales and Service: 850-951-1000
www.dixierv.com DO 12756
TOW DOLLY: DEMCO Kar Kaddy II tow dolly
with hydraulic surge brakes, auto-steer
wheels, 3 new tires (including spare) $1,000
OBO. Call 334-701-7849 or 334-886-7226
34FT Stationary Motor Home for Rent
Highest rated RV Park in SE Alabama.
9 miles to Ozark/Ft. Rucker gate. Perfect for
1 or 2 people. No Deposit. WIFI, & C able TV.
$550. Month. Call 334-774-3219
:L ) ATItANSPORTAtlON,
0 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. $13,000. OBO Call 334-791-6011
'07 Hyundai Accent 2DR. 4 cyl. white, auto-
matic. Pwr. steering/brakes. AC. am/fm/cd,
exc. cond. no accidents 110K mi.
55500. Or Best Offer 334-389-3071.
BMW'07 3281, 65K mi. Silver. 4-door,
FULLY.LOADED! $17,500 334-726-9500
Chevrolet'00 Cavalier 2 dr, New Tires. Runs
Good, $4200 334-347-9829 Day Or Evening
S Chevrolet Cobra RV
.-W -T--- Class C Generator Low
Miles- Nice $4999.00
2180 Montgomery Hwy.
Ford '07 Escape, Fully Loaded, Power Locks,
Power windows, Moon Roof, Well Kept,
100k mi. Good Condition, $9.000 OBO
OT BAD CREDIT? DO YOU NEED A VEHICLE?
X 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
Warranty On Every Vehicle Sold!
i .' Call Steve 334-803-9550 ,
Honda 95 Accord: Greatwork car or 1st car.
Low miles, new tires, air. Just in time for
Christmas. $2,700 OBO. 334-379-0140
-- Lincoln '08 Towncar
Silver, gray leather
interior, garage kept,
only 18k miles, fully loaded, power everything.
Must See this car!! $24,500. Call 334-792-7050
Mercury '97 Cougar XR7: 30th Annivrsary.
One clean car! 93k miles, new motor @4 47k
due to intake recall, 4 wheel independent
suspension. 4 wheel disc brakes, 1 owner,
garage kept, wife driven. $4.500. Call 334-693-
3330 or 334-685-7706 and ask for Donny or Dee.
Nissan '05 Maxima: Great deal! Clean,
one owner car that has 49,000 miles on the
engine. Engine has 2 year warranty. Asking
$11,500 but will negotiate. Call 334-692-4120.
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2180 Montgomery Hwy.
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$10,500. Call 334-792-1171 or 334-792-3058.
Toyota '03 Camry: Champagne, cloth interior,
56k miles, fully loaded, brand new tires.
See to appreciate! $9.275. Call 334-792-2829
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sound system, power
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perfect starter car, great gas mileage.
91k miles, $11,500. Call 334-726-3136
Harley Davidson '07
Softail custom with ex-
tras, 1.700 miles, $14,000.
Call Dean 334-406-0043.
Harley Davidson '09 Motorcycles (2). 883 L. low
miles, 1 black, I red $5000 each 850-419-9194
HONDA '07 CRF-230F 4-STROKE .$2500.
Honda CRF-80F '07 $1500, Yamaha TTR50 '05
Chevrolet '11 Tahoe LT, LOADED, White. All
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Chevy '92 Silverado, black, extended cab. 350
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Dodge '02 Ram: Black Quad cab, V8. 4 x 4, 5.9
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liner, new tires, 45k miles, running board, bug
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$29,900. Call 334-618-7682
Ford '77 F150: 'Gray, 4WD, standard trans.,
good condition, 2 owners, clean title.
$3000. Call 334-447-5316
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Blue Fox Fur Coat (White) Originally $1400, in
Excellent Condition. Asking $500. 334-693-2204.
Books by Zane Gray, Set of 33 Hard Cover, $200
for all. 850-526-7616
Bookshelves. Oak colored (3) pieces only $20
each piece. 850-482-2636 Marianna
Bowflex Extreme Exercise Station, like new, pd
over $2000, will sacrifice for $500 850-569-2194
Children Dirt Bike: 110 run master, green,
4 speed auto, gas powered, excellent condition.
Webb, AL. Great Christmas Gift!! $300.
Circular Saw, Black & Decker 7! ." $15 850-482-
Clawfoot Bath Tub, needs refinishing, $200
OBO 850-209-6977 before 5pm
Compound Miter Saw, 10", 13amp motor
w/xtra blade $100 OBO 850-209-6977/569-2705
Concrete cylinders. 1'L x 6" diameter.$3 each
or LOT of 81 for $175. 850-693-9961, Marianna
Dbl Convection oven: Decor, 30", stainless.
w/optional cabinet."$100." Oven $300. 673-0910
DJ Hero, XBOX 360, Turntable and game $40
Dryer, white, Washer, almond good condi-
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DVD player Sunvisor dvd player passenger
side for car, new in box. $65, 334-400-3736
DVD player Sunvisor dvd player passenger side
for car new in box $65. 334-400-3736
Engine for 1991 Jimmy, 4.3 Itr V6, runs fine,
Entertainment Center. White. 48"Wx60"Hx20"D
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Exercise Bike: wks upper/lower body, looks
rough, dirty, wks 100% $50 850-569-2194
Free Cats to GOOD home Neutered/Spayed,
shots current, Different Colors 850-482-4896
Front & Storm Door for MH, 32x76 $75
Twin Bed w/rails & bxspring $50 850-326-5905
Handsaw set 3 different type saws new in
pouch $5, 334-400-3736
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pouch $5. 334-400-3736
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Poker table top 6 player by Cardinal new in
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Pure Platinum Coin 1/10 ounce platinum,
Purse: Coach Purse. Poppy. gold and tan,
excellent condition $80.OBO Call 334-389-7452
Radar Detector: Cobra Trapshooter, good con-
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Refrigerator, GE, 22.2 cu.ft. cream color, $75
Shoes, New Balance, Size 8W. Leather, New
Condition $20 334-389-6069
Skates inline girls size 6. looks new, $10. 334
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Skill Saw, 7/4" Circular, 3' HP $15 850-482-
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Subwoofer: Sony 12" powered 150 watt
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Table Bench Saw, 10" $30 850-482-4382
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Tony Robbins 12 CD set /workbookCreating
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Tony Robbins Get the Edge audio tape set. $25.
Tony Robbins Lessons in Mastery new CD set.
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JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN www.jcfloridan.com
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Braxton Miller and Ohio State will face off against Florida in
the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville on January 2nd.
' Tis the season,
The i -.,3i7i ld 'Pre- ,
Like it or not, the BCS
; championship game will
be a rematch between LSU
Oklahoma State com-
plained it should have had
a shot at the top-ranked
Tigers, BCS bashers had
more fodder for the we-
need-a-playoff debate and
many fans scrunched up
their noses at the thought
of another field goal-kick-
ing contest like the pre-
vious incarnation of the
Game of the Century.
The good news, particu-
larly if you're in the no-re-
match camp, is that there
are 34 other bowl games
with some great players.
great matchups and 'even
some interesting nick-
names, starting with that
rascally Honey Badger in
Here's a rundown of
some of the things to look
for over the next month or
Even if you're not a fan
of LSU and Alabama get-
ting a return engagement
in the BCS tide game, you
HAVE to watch. It is for the
national tide, after all.
But there are plenty
of other games worth
Fiesta Bowl, Stanford
vs. Oklahoma State, Jan.
2, Glendale, Ariz. If the
game were to have an un-
dercard, this could be it.
lnvo great offenses, two
great quarterbacks in An-
drew Luck and Brandon
Weeden expect lots of
yards and points in what
has the potential to be the
most entertaining bowl of
Rose Bowl, Wisconsin
vs. Oregon, Jan. 2, Pasa-
dena, Calif. Speaking of
shows, how about Badgers
running back Mbontee Ball
and Ducks dynamo LaMli-
chael lames trading jukes
and touchdowns? Going to
be some day on the couch
the day after New Year's.
Alamo Bowl, Baylor vs,
Washington, Dec. 29, San
Antonio, Texas Rob-
ert Griffin III on one side,
Keith Price and Chris Polk
on the other, not a lot of
defense. Yeah, this is going
to be good.
Cotton Bowl, Arkansas
vs. Kansas State, Jan. 6, Ar-
two losses were to LSU and
Alabama, K-State's to the
two big Oklahoma schools.
All you need to know.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Robert Griffin III, Bay-
lor. The Heisman Trophy?
Ybu may have heard of it
- and him.
Andrew Luck, Stanford.
The Cardinal quarterback
is the fourth player to be
Heisman runner-up in
consecutive seasons, a
threat to pass or run, the
likely No. 1 overall pick in
the NFL draft.
Tyrann Mathieu, LSU.
The Honey Badger has a
knack for coming up with
big plays at big moments.
Now he gets his chance on
the big stage.
Case Keenum, Houston.
The sixth-year senior will
leave Houston with his
own section in the NCAA
record book. Being relegat-
ed to the TicketCity Bowl
after a late-season loss will
likely have him motivated
to go out with a big game.
Justin Blackmon, Okla-
homa State. The .Al-Amer-
ican is just the second
two-time winner of the
Biletnikoff Award, given to
the nation's top receiver,
and a big-play threat every
Trent Richardson, Ala-
bama. The Crimson Tide's
running back won the
Doak Walker Award as the
nation's best running back
and was third in Heisman
Montee Ball, Wisconsin.
Montee should have a ball
at the Rose Bowl.
High School Boys Basketball
Thursday- Sneads at Malonet,
5:30 p.m., and 7 p.m.
Friday- Pensacola Catholic at
Marianna, 6 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.;
Sneads at Liberrt County, 5 p.m.,
and 6:30 p.m.; Malone at Bain-
bridge, 7 p.m.
Saturday- Marianna at Mosley,
5:30 p.m., and 7 p.m.; Malone vs.
Valdosta in Bainbridge, 5 p.m.
High School Girls Basket-
Thursday- Sneads at Malone, 4
p.m.: Graceville at Ponce De Leon,
6 p.m.. and 7:15 p.m.
Friday- Poplar Springs at Cot-
tondale, 6 p.m., and 7 p.m.: Robert
F. Monroe at Sneads, 4 p.m.
Chipola Men's Basketball
The Indians will be back in
action this weekend in Winter Ha-
ven, facing Sante Fe on Saturday
and Polk State on Sunday.
Chipola Women's Basketball
The Chipola Lady Indians will
return home today to take on
Brevard at 6 p.m.
The team is asking for fans to
bring a canned food item to the
game to donate to a food bank.
The Lady Indians will remain at
home Friday against The Rock at
Upward Sports, a Christian
sports league for children, is com-
ing to Victory Baptist Church in
Upward Sports teaches sport
fundamentals in an environment
of healthy competition, helping
kids to develop skills for the sports
arena and values for life.
Victory Baptist Church
offers basketball for kids
pre-K4 to 6th grade.
The deadline to register is Jan. 16.
which is the first week of practices.
Interested parties should Con-
tact Victory Baptist Church today
at 850-593-6699 for more informa-
tion or to register.
Send all sports items to edito-
email@example.com, or fax them to
850-482-4478. The mailing address
for the paper is Jackson County
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PITTSBURGH Pittsburgh Steel-
ers linebacker lames Harrison has
carved out a niche as one of the
NFL's most feared defenders over the
last five years by straddling the line
between clean and dirty play.
After one dangerous hit too many,
the league apparently has seen
The NFL suspended Harrison for
one game following his helmei-to-
facemask hit on Browns quarterback
Colt McCoy last Thursday, mak-
ing Harrison the first player to miss
game time as a penalty under the
league's revamped policy on such
Harrison's agent Bill
Parise said Tuesday
afternoon Harrison has already filed
an appeal and expects it to be heard
later this week by Art Shell or Ted
Cottrel, jointly appointed by the
NFL and the players' association to
hear such cases.
They'll have to determine Harri-
son's intent when he laid out McCoy.
On Sunday, December 25, 2011 the Floridan will
publish it's annual In Loviing Miernot page.
If you would like to pay tribute to a loved one that
you have lost, send the following information along
with a photo and payment of $18.00 to:
In Loving Memory
c/o Jackson County Floridan
P.O. Box 520
or drop by our office at:
4403 Constitution Lane, Marianna
between the hours of 8:00,AMand 5:00M.
Deadline is December 16, 2011 at 5:00.p.
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