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Officers snoot, Kill robbery suspect
BY LAUREN DELGADO
Law enforcement officers shot and
killed an armed robbery suspect on Tues-
day after police say he made aggressive
moves toward his handgun.
Jackson County Sheriff Lou Roberts said
the identity of the man is unknown at this
time. The victim had just used the CVS
pharmacy drive-thru and parked to check
her purchases. Roberts said a man, who
the victim described as Hispanic, came
up to her window and demanded she give
him money, showing her a handgun. The
victim told him she had no money so he
grabbed her phone and left, Roberts said.
The victim is scared and upset but was
not physically harmed, Roberts said.
JCSO deputies arrived on the scene
around 11:30 a.m. Witnesses gave officers
a description of the man and indicated
the direction he headed toward. The wit-
nesses described him as in his late 20s or
early 30s. Roberts said he was between 5-
feet-8 and 5-feet-10 and stocky.
"We appreciate those citizens," Roberts
said of the witnesses.
More JCSO deputies were called in as
well as the K-9 units of the Jackson Cor-
rectional Institution and the Apalachee
Correctional Institution. School resource
officers joined the hunt as school was out
for the clay.
"That contributed to the quick resolu-
tion of the incident," Roberts said.
Officers tracked the man for almost
three hours, during which he had plenty
of opportunities to surrender, Roberts
said. Officers cornered him in the woods
behind Road-Mart on U.S. 90. The man
came out of the woods aggressively,
See SUSPECT, Page 7A-
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office set up a mobile unit for officers and officials from the
Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the State Attorney's Office, and the Medical Examiner's
Office near the woods where an armed robbery suspect was fatally shot on Tuesday.
PILOT, IUWANIS CLUB IrNDRAISIER
Money for helmets
BY LAUREN DELGADO i- ,.'.. .. .-
The Pilot Club of Mari- .
anna and the Kiwanis Club .7K
of Marianna teamed up on
Tuesday to raise money
for helmets for Marian'na
High School athletes by
selling meals of barbecued .t ".
pulled pork, baked beans,
coleslaw, a. roll and des- ,
,rr fir $6 each at St. Luke's ,-
Episcopal Church. .,
Brain health is one of the
major concerns of the Pilot
Club, said Claudia Smith,
treasurer of the Pilot Club f
of Marianna. They've .
worked with the Kiwanis
Club on a number of other
projects and decided to ....
join with them again forLAURENDELGADO/FLORiDAN
this fundraiser. Kiwanis
Club President-Elect Les TOP: Gail Hill (left) and 4erry
Furr said children are al- Tanner put together some boxes
ways an emphasis for his filled with barbecue pulled pork,
organization:. baked beans,'coleslaw, a roll and
"The Pilot Club and Ki .... dessert. The Kiwanis Club of
wanis Club work together Marianna and the Pilot Club of
real well to help kids," Furr Marianna sold these plates on
said. Tuesday. LEFT: The new helniets
MHS Coach Tim Coke- (like the one pictured) are for the
ly visited a Pilot Club Marianna High School football
See HELMETS, Page 7A SUBMITTEDBYANGIEBAXTER.ANGIE B. PHOTOGRAPHY
rise as Isaac
BY LAUREN DELGADO
Hurricane Isaac has delayed oil pro-
duction in the Gulf of Mexico, con-
tributing to a rise in gas prices for
Jackson County as well as Flbrida and
According to a press release from
the AAA, oil platforms began shutting
down on Friday. These precautions
caused a loss of 2 to 3 billion barrels in
Gulf oil production.
In Jackson County, gas prices rose
from an average of $3.56 a gallon on
Aug. 21 to $3.65 on Monday. The lo-
cal prices are still lower than Florida's
average gas price of $3.76, which also
rose about 10 cents in a week. The na-
tional average rose about three cents
this week to $3.77.
In Georgia, gas prices rose about 14
cents to $3.80 in a week. In Alabama,
gas prices rose about 9 cents to $3.61
in a week.
As of this article's publication, Isaac
was forecast to be a Category 1 hur-
ricane as it entered Louisiana before
weakening as it moved toward Arkan-
sas. When and if gas prices lower de-
pends on Isaac's longevity .and path
and how quickly oil production could
PHUOTOUS BY UEBURAH BUCKHALIER /LORIDAN
Lance Pierce, a native of Marianna, is Grassroots Development
Manager for the Florida Chamber of Commerce. He
accompanied guest speakers David Hart and Marian Johnson to
the Jackson County of Chamber's annual legislative luncheon
Tuesday, and will be a key player as the state Chamber and its
members seek voter support for Amendments 4 and 10 on the
November general election ballot.
BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
Two representatives of
the statewide Chamber
of Commerce brought
legislative and politi-
cal updates to the Jack-
son County Chamber on
Tuesday, speaking at the
local Chamber's annual
The Florida Chamber's
Executive Vice President
of Political Operations,
David Hart, focused on
the Chamber's push to see
some of the organization's
initiatives passed by leg-
islators and approved by
Gov. Rick Scott.
The state Chamber's
Vice President of Politi-
cal Strategy, Marian John-
son, talked about the po-
litical climate and what it
could mean for Chamber
initiatives going forward.
Both had good news.
Hart said Gov. Scott
signed off on all 22 Cham-
ber initiatives that legisla-
tors had approved. He fo-
cused his talk on three of
The Chamber had sup-
ported a tax credit for man-
ufacturers, a break tied to
business expansions that
could mean more jobs.
The Chamber had also
pushed legislators to
See UPDATE, Page 7A
State Chamber of Commerce representatives David Hart
(left) and Marian Johnson were guest speakers at the Jackson
County Chamber of Commerce annual legislative luncheon
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GETTING IT RIGHT
The Jackson County Floridan's policy
is to correct mistakes promptly. To
report an error, please call 526-3614
Jackson County Habitat for Humanity
Warehouse hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
)) Job Club 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Mari-
anna Goodwill Career Training Center, 4742 Highway
90 in Marianna. Learn job seeking/retention skills.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting Noon
to I p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
) Computer Basics Workshop 2:30 to 3:30
p.m. at the Marianna One Stop Career Center. No
charge. Call 718-0326 to register.
) Board of Trustees, Finance Committee
Meetings 4:30 p.m. in the Jackson Hospital
classroom. Call 718-2629.
Marianna City Farmers' Market Open at 7
a.m. in Madison Street Park.
n St. Anne's Thrift Store Hours 9 a.m. to I p.m.
at 4285 2nd Ave. in Marianna. Many items marked
down for the August sale.
) Orientation 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Mari-
anna GoodwillCareer Training Center, 4742 Highway
90 in Marianna. Register for free job placement
and computer training; learn about services. Call
) Boston Butt Pick-up Day -1 to 6 p.m. in the
parking lot of Pelt Eye Clinic; 4340 Lafayette St.,
Marianna (across from KFC). Panhandle Seminole
Club Boston butt presales will :,e :ai abLle for pick
) Resume Workshop 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the
Marianna One Stop Career Center. No charge. Call
718-0326 to register.
) Golson Book Fair Parent/Family Night 5
to 7 p.m. in the F. M. Golson Elementary School
Media Center in Marianna. Books, supplies, posters,
games and goodies will be on sale. Call 482-9607.
) Cottondale Budget Meeting 6 p.m. in City
Hall, 2659 Front St., Cottondale. Call 352-4361.
n BCF Honor's Recital 7 p.m. in The Baptist .
College of Florida's R.G. Lee Chapel, Graceville,
featuring vocal and instrumental performances
from select BCF students. Public welcome. Free
admission. Call 800-328-2660, ext. 427, or visit
n Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion, 8
to 9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Cale-
donia St., Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance
limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking.
n School Advisory Council Meeting 7:30 a.m.
in the student commons room, Habile Center, Jack-
son County School at Sunland, at 3700 Connally
Drive in Marianna. The school improvement plan will
be discussed. Call 482-9139.
) Book Signing -10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chipola
River Book & Tea, 4402 Lafayette St., downtown
Marianna. Local author Rachael Lane will sign cop-
ies of her new book, "Zaharra: The Prophecies."
Senior Singles Get-Together 6 to 8 p.m.,
meet near the floral department of Winn-Dixie
in Marianna. Single seniors age 50 and older are
encouraged to get acquainted, form friendships.
Games, food, prizes and a guest speaker are
planned. No charge; donations accepted (proceeds
fund charitable endeavors of Marianna's Gathering
Place Foundation). Call 526-4561.
) Celebrate Recovery -7 p.m. at Evangel Worship
Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna. Adult,
teen meetings to 'overcome hurts, habits and
hang-ups." Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call
209-7856 or 573-1131.
n Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8 -
to 9 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 1
Noma Community Reunion 10 a.m. in the
Noma Town Hall. Lunch is at noon. Current and
former residents invited; friends welcome. Bring a
well-filled basket. Call 850-974-8438.
) Marianna Cinemas Grand Reopening Noon
to 3 p.m. at 4341 Lafayette St. in Marianna..Own-
ers Bill and Sarah Homer will showcase theater
upgrades. Entertainment, free food, giveaways and
prizes are planned. Public welcome.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 4:30
to 5:30 p.m. in the AA room of First Urited Method-
ist Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
) Alford Rec. Wrestling Benefit for Pee-wee
Football 6 p.m. at the Alford Community Center
and Ball Park. Main event: Backdraft vs. Waylon
."Scarface" Barley. Admission: $5 for adults; free for
12 and younger. Gates open at 5 p.m. Bring a lawn
chairs. Concessions available.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 2
n Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion
- 6:30 p.m. at 4349 W. Lafayette St. in Marianna
(in one-story building behind 4351W. Lafayette St.).
Attendance limited to persons with a desire to stop
MONDAY, SEPT. 3
n Orientation 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the
Marianna Goodwill Career Training Center, 4742
Highway 90 in Marianna. Register for free job place-
ment and computer training; learn about services.
) Jackson County AARP Board Meeting 1:30
p.m. in the Jackson County Public Library, Mari-
n Jackson County Quilter's Guild Meeting
- 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church,
3975 US 90 West, Marianna. Business meetings are
fourth Mondays; other Mondays are for projects,
lessons, help. All quilters welcome. Call 209-7638.
n Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8
to 9 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 4
n Marianna City Farmers' Market Open at 7
a.m. in Madison Street Park.
) Brown Bag Sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and
Thursday, Sept. 4-27, at St. Anne Thrift Store, 4285
Second Ave., Marianna. All clothing that can fit in a
brown bag: $4.
n Optimist Club of Jackson County Meeting
- Noon at Jim's Buffet & Grill in Marianna.
n Sewing Circle 1 p.m. at Jackson County Senior
Citizens, 2931 Optimist Drive in Marianna. Call
Free Workshops Using Social Media in Your
Job Search at 1:30 p.m.; Using Local Labor Market
Information at 3 p.m., at the Marianna One Stop
Career Center. Call 718-0326.
D Jacob Budget Hearing & Council Meeting
- 6:01 p.m. in the Jacob City Office, 4490 Jackson
Road, Jacob. The city's first budget hearing will be
followed at 6:30 p.m. by the regular city council
meeting. Call 263-6636.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8
to 9 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5
a Jackson County Habitat for Humanity
Warehouse hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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The Marianna Police De-
partment listed the following
incidents for Aug. 27, the latest
available report: Two accidents,
one abandoned vehicle, one
verbal disturbance, two traffic
stops, two larceny complaints,
one civil dispute, two trespass
complaints, one obscene/
threatening phone call, one
follow-up investigation, one
assault, one animal complaint,
two public service calls, one
and one 911 hang-up.
The Jackson County Sheriff's
Office and county fire/rescue
reported the following incidents
for Aug. 27, the latest available
report. (Some of these calls may
be related to after-hours calls
taken on behalf of Graceville
and Cottondale police depart-
ments): One drunk pedestrian,
two accidents, six abandoned
vehicle reports, one suspicious
vehicle, two suspicious inci-
dents, four suspicious persons,
.. two escorts,
:'-*:, one highway
'CRIME three physical
disturbances, two pedestrian
complaints, one prowler, one
drug offense, 12 medical calls,
two traffic crashes, one burglar
alarm, one report of a firearm
discharged, four fire alarms, six
traffic stops, one larceny com-
plaint, one trespass complaint,
one juvenile complaint, one
animal complaint, three assists
of other agencies, two public
service calls, two criminal reg-
istrations, one welfare check,
four transports, one Baker Act
transport, one threat/harass-
ment complaint, two 911 hang-
ups and one forgery/worthless
The following persons were
booked into the jail during
the latest available reporting
) Alex Oliver, 43, 5575 Prai-
rieview Road, Greenwood,
) Timothy Shiver, 32, 4833
Highway 77, Graceville, failure
to appear (aggravated assault
with a firearm, aggravated
battery with a deadly weapon).
) Timothy James, 36, 5986
Colonel St., Tallahassee,
) Travis Brooks, 26, 4358 Kel-
son Ave., Marianna, violation of
) Patrick Pinder, 38, 5152 Gold
St., Marianna, awaiting
transport to DOC.
) Derek Pittman, 24, 512 Mis-
souri St., Lynn Haven, disor-
derly intoxication,; obstructing
) Jhannel Lucy, 25, 3534 Jones
Ave., Marianna, possession of
JAIL POPULATION: 224
To report a crime, call CrimeStoppers
at 526-5000 or a local law enforcement
agency. To report a wildlife violation, call
4204 Lafayette St. Marianna, FL.
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VFW announces student essay contests
Special to the Floridan
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ted
Walt Post 12046 and Ladies Auxil-
iary are taking entries for the annual
Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen
youth essay contests for 2012-13.
The VOD is an audio essay compe-
tition open to students in grades 9-
12. Contestants must submit a three-
to-five-minute recorded essay on a
standard audio cassette or compact
disc. This year's patriotic theme is "Is
our Constitution Still Relevant?"
The Patriot's Pen contest is for
students in grades 6-8. Entrants are
required to submit a 300-400-word
typed essay on the theme: "What
I Would Tell America's Founding
Public-, private-, parochial- and
home-school students are eligible
for both contests; foreign exchange
students are excluded.
Individual entries must be submit-
ted directly to the VFW\Post through
any of its members. All entries must
be received no later than Nov. 1.
Local, district and state winners
receive prizes and/or awards.
Local winners will receive $50
plus a certificate and book bag. The
winner's entry will be forwarded to
District 17 for further judging.
State winners for the VOD receive
and all-expense-paid, four-day trip
to Washington D.C. in March 2013,
when their essays will compete at
the national finals level.
The national VOD contest's top
prize is a $30,000 scholarship. The
National Patriots Pen winner re-
ceives a $10,000 U.S. savings bond.
Official entry forms and informa-
tion can be found on the national
VFW site, www.vfw.org under Com-
munity/Programs; or the Depart-
ment of Florida VFW site, www.my
floridavfw.org under scholarships.
Local VFW members will dis-
tribute flyers with entry forms to
schools. For more information, call
Fred Fitzgerald (590-0515), Wallace
Wester or Steve McCool (209-0065).
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Special to the Floridan
The following marriages
and divorces were record-
ed in Jackson County dur-
ing the week of Aug. 20-24:
) Christopher Michael
Bryan and Brandi Jo
n Allison Michelle
Mitchell and Arthur Lee
> Rachel Fugaban Con-
cepcion and James Eric
> Christine Michelle
Clark and Terrence Edward
) Gary Lee Duncan and
Lori Anderson Hewett.
) Amanda Kay Ivey and
Garcia Valentin Ruiz.
) Christina Marie Wil-
son vs. Brandori Jerome
) Chrishonda Laynette
Mathis vs. Ventice
) Heather N. Griffith vs.
Sean A. Griffith.
) Rosemary Patricia De-
nius vs. Raymond Denius
) William Matthew
Cruce vs. Alexis Taylor
> William David Cody
Meredith vs. Dakota
> Tawanna Townes vs.
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Looming in the background of this presidential
election is a host of tough budget choices that
nobody wants to make.
It's called the fiscal cliff or more loudly Taxmageddon.
Shortly after the first of the year, here is what will be
facing our elected officials in Washington:
)) A blunt reduction in spending of $1.2 billion. It's an
ax because all the scalpels have been thrown away.
) Payroll tax cuts expire, which will have an
immediate impact on the bottom line for taxpayers.
) A sharp reduction in Medicare physician payments,
which would only encourage physicians to avoid
An immediate increase in taxes for middle-income
earners because the Alternative Minimum Tax would
) The need to raise the country's debt ceiling. Recall
that last summer the hijinks involved in that were an
What would happen? Probably a double-dip
There are several reasonable and thoughtful alterna-
tives that could be called "reform."
"Gradually phasing in well thought-out entitlement
and tax reforms would be far preferable to large, blunt
and abrupt savings upfront," wrote the Committee for a
Responsible Federal Budget."
The committee says that reforms ought to be,"strate-
gic" and "calculated" when instead there is nothing but
If the trend continues, today's debt of 70 percent of
gross domestic product will rise to more than 85 per-
cent by 2022 and to 130 percent by 2035. *
Under the scenario, government spending will press
out private funding as well as investments in the future
like roads, bridges and research.
Raiding college professors
A total of 58 professors in the college of arts and
sciences at Florida State University were offered jobs
elsewhere, and all but eight left.
They took salaries averaging $20,000 more. The
danger, FSU President Eric Barron said, is that FSU is
turning into a "farm team" for other universities..
) The weight on soldiers
The typical soldier or Marine is carrying about 100
pounds, about twice the weight carried by soldiers in
World War II. Most of the extra weight is composed of
electronic gear and 16 pounds of batteries. There is an-
other good reason to develop better batteries, not just
for the military but for civilian uses, too.
Athletics have received the most attention for Title IX
now 40 years old.
But the landmark civil rights law included other areas,
too, such as the legal rights of pregnant teens and pro-
tections against sexual harassment and providing equal
opportunities in all areas of education. These are areas
that still need work, reports Education Week.
- Meanwhile, look at how women have entered the
More than half those graduating from college each
year are women.
The percentage of law degrees earned by women
increased from 7 percent in 1972 to 47 percent in 2011.
) Conservation is patriotic
More than four in five Americans say conserving
our air, water and land is patriotic, reports the Nature
More than three-quarters of Americans say one of the
things government does best is protecting our national
parks and historic lands.
And 83 percent would be willing to pay more in taxes
to support our natural wonders.
) FCAT on the way out
For those complaining that one high-stakes test the
Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test has too
much influence in Florida, just wait a few years.
The FCAT will soon be replaced by end-of-course ex-
ams that are designed to have more national credibility.
The idea that students must pass tests in class is not
The FCAT was just one step on the road to account-
ability. Flawed to be sure but a necessary step.
The Mormon positives
Talk about Mormons in this presidential campaign,
and the implications have been mostly negative.
But the Economist notes that the faith does not
get enough credit for its positive connections with
Though Mormons represent only 2 percent of Ameri-
cans, the Economist notes, the religion's emphasis on
clean living and self-reliance are business friendly.
Since so many Mormons serve missions overseas,
their facility with foreign language makes them top
candidates for foreign service.
Science fiction becomes fact
By 2029 computers will have the same intellectual
power as a human brain, reports tech inventor Ray
Kurzweil in The Wall Street Journal.
How can you tell?
) What's going on in Afghanistan?
Individuals thought to be friendly are killing
American soldiers at a high rate.
These are Afghan police, soldiers or civilians at
military installations, The Los Angeles Times writes.
And though the vast majority of the 500,000 Afghans
are loyal allies, the number of these attacks is forcing
Americans to be wary at all times.
One Afghan police officer invited a group of Marines
to a Ramadan dinner and then killed three and
wounded a fourth.
Most fighting will be handed off to Afghanistan forces
by 2014. It can't come soon enough.
This editorial was published .in The Florida Times-Union
on Monday, Aug.27.
Tea party missing
from RNC s big tent
BY HENRY KELLEY
've been asked why
there is no grass roots
representation of the
tea party at the Republi-
can National Convention.
My response is fairly
simple. Despite three
years of media onslaught
and cluelessness by
liberals and Democrats)
those outside the move-
ment still don't grasp a
simple truth: people like
me are the absolute last
folks probably even
Vice President Joe Biden
- who would be invited
to the RNC.
We in the tea party
believe in Republican
principles of limited
government, free(er) mar-
kets and limited foreign
military adventures. It's
elected Republicans who
represent the problem
- they just don't follow
their own principles.
We watched in dis-
belief as a Republican-
passed the Patriot Act
and Medicare Part D,
growing government and
racking up even more
debt. Our response? We
stayed home in 2006 and
the Democrats took'con-
trol of the U.S.* House.
In 2008 we had two
choices for president. One
spoke very well, wanted
to greatly increase the
size of government, and
supported TARP the
Troubled Asset Relief Pro-
gram that purchased the
failed assets of banks. One
spoke less well, wanted
to greatly increase the
size of government and
also supported TARP. The
result was total Democrat
control of the federal
government, because we
decided silently that the
Republicans had blown it.
We gave the Democrats
a chance to, as Nancy
Pelosi said, "drain the
swamp." The door was
wide open. But it turns
out the only ones worse
in handling our economic
crisis than the Republi-
cans was the Democrats.
As a result, we have
given the government
complete control over
our health care, and.thus
our bodies, regardless of
whether that body is male
or female. I challenge
anyone on the left, who
had legitimate complaints
about the policies of
President George W. Bush,
to offer a rational defense
for voting for President
Obama a second time.
Obama's policies are
almost universally, expan-
sions of President Bush's
Not only did the swamp
not get drained, it got
filled with huge amounts
of cash to special interest
groups, even more debt
and, worst of all, a sense
of hopelessness in our
form of government.
So the tea party went
out and did, without
violence, what needed
to be done. We found
candidates and supported
them to vote our way. The
result was the absolute
smack down of Demo-
crats in 2010. Fortunately,
the "intellectual superior-
ity" of the left prevented
them from realizing the
mood of the nation, an
attitude that has put Re-
publicans in a position to
sweep back to power now.
Yet, the Republican
party has shown no
interest in following their
principles, even with the
nation in serious peril.
The tea party was
formed because there
was a group awareness
that our nation is on the
precipice of the famed
Since Democrats have
made no effort to reach
out, understand or even
acknowledge that the tea
party has an economic
point, we are stuck with
Republicans for one more
cycle because we simply
cannot leave our govern-
ment in the hands of
He's proven to be a failure
as a leader, and we will
swap him out for some-
one we don't quite trust,
You see, the tea party
long ago realized that We
the People had to rise
up and transcend our
government and parties,
or the nation will never be
After this election, the
future of the tea party is
unclear. We may finally
break off and work to be
truly independent. Many
members may join a third
party. What is certain'
is that the Republicans
have pushed us away as
much as the Democrats,
and we'll work together to
elect a guy we don't fully
And therein oddly, lies a
glimmer of hope. We may
elect someone who no
one quite believes in and
we will look to ourselves
for solutions, not D.C.
And that, my friends on
the right and left, is what
makes America great. We
are a nation of individu-
als, and we need to find
that strength again.
Henry Kelley, a Fort Walton Beach
business owner, is a leader of the
Florida tea party movement.
Letters to the Editor
Commending woman for killing gator
I read your article on the front
page of the Friday, Aug. 3, 2012,
A woman killed an alligator
which was coming near her, and it
was about one foot from her. She
happened to have a 2x4 to fend off
snakes, if needed.
She should be commended for
having presence of mind and
keeping calm in an emergency. She
killed the alligator and may have
saved her arm, leg or her life.
The woman was so much more
fortunate than the young man
down state who lost an arm to one
of these wild creatures a few days
before this article was written.
I once knew an 80-year-old lady
who was cutting hedge in her yard,
and she was bitten by a snake.
She cut off the snake's head with
her shears and called a neighbor.
With the head boxed in their hands
the snake was found to be a cop-
perhead. The pain was the worst
she had ever experienced is what
she told family and friends from
her hospital room.
Unlike the wild creatures, hu-
mans can reason and think things
through. I believe this woman
handled her situation bravely.
Thoughts on the Russ House
I believe the Russ House should
be saved, but the TDC is not in the
historical preservation business. A
well managed chamber of com-
merce should be able to handle
this. I urge the county commission
to not buy this house and hope res-
idents will call their commissioner
and ask him to vote against it.
CLAUDE M. REESE
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Panhandle Seminole Club hosts dinner
Special to the Floridan
The Panhandle Semi-
nole Club hosted its
annual kickoff meet-
ing and awards dinner
Thursday, Aug. 23, in the
First United Methodist
Church Wesley Center in
Guest speakers for the
event were Leonard Ham-
ilton, the 2011-2012 ACC
Men's Basketball Coach of
the Year; Tom Block, vice
president of FSU Alumni
Association; and Dr. Ste-
ven Spence, liaison to
FSU College of Medicine
intern program at Jackson
Hamilton discussed last
year's ACC championship
team from FSU and talked
about the upcoming sea-
son, highlighting academic
as well as athletic accom-
plishments. Dr. Spence
brought three third-year
intern students who are
(From left) Panhandle Seminole Club President Roy Baker poses for a photo with scholarship winners Nicholas Harris, Laramie
Dryden, Courtney McKeen and Alexandra Brockner.
currently studying at Jack-
son Hospital; two of those
interns are local products:
J. D. Byrd of Graceville
and Mitchell'Whitehead of
The Club also introduced
and presented scholar-
ships to four local students
who will be attending FSU
this fall: Nicholas Harris,
Laramie Dryden, Courtney
McKeen and Alexandra.
Each student was award-
ed a $1,000 scholarship
made possible through
several PSC fundraisers
supported by the local
bring the Club's most
recent 10-year total to
$40,000 in support of local
Information about PSC
activities can be found on
their website, www.pan-
or on the "Panhandle
Seminole Club" Facebook
Brittany Lauren McK-
inney recently gradu-
ated from Valdosta
State University with
a Master of Educa-
The Chipley resident
was one of over 500
students recognized for
meeting the qualifica-
tions for graduation
during summer 2012
Learn more about
VSU at www.valdosta.
Special to the Floridan
Human organs found in storage locker
The Associated Press
PENSACOLA A for-
mer medical examiner
crudely preserved human
brains, hearts and lungs in
soda cups and plastic food
containers found inside
a storage unit in Florida,
authorities said Tuesday.
A man bought the con-
tents of a storage unit at
auction last week in Pen-
sacola and made the grue-
some discovery after being
overpowered by a strange
smell while sifting through
furniture and boxes.
formaldehyde, a chemical
used to embalm and pre-
Sserve bodies, leaking from
a 32-ounce drink cup with
a cracked lid that was hold-
ing a heart, said Jeff Martin,
director of the District 1
Medical Examiner's Office
in Pensacola. The unit had
been rented previously by
Dr. Michael Berkland.
"How horrible it is for the
families of these deceased
to think that someone's
loved one's organs are ba-
sically rotting away in a
storage unit somewhere,
it's horrible," Martin told
The Associated Press.
Berkland worked at the
medical examiner's office
from 1997 until 2003, when
he was fired for not com-
pleting autopsy reports.
Officials said he was also
performing private au-
topsies in the area, but it's
unclear if any of the organs,
were from autopsies he
conducted while working
at the medical examiner's
office. The medical exam-
iner's office is now cross-
referencing names in their
database during that time
period, Martin said.
Officials are also trying
to locate family members
for some of the victims,
but many of the organs
are not labeled, making
it nearly impossible to
No charges have been
filed against Berkland.
His attorney Eric Steven-
son declined comment
Officials are trying to
determine whether Berk-
land broke any laws
waste and the storing
and disposing of human
It was not immediately
known why the organs
were being stored there.
Martin said it's unlikely
they could have been sold
anywhere because they
were not well-preserved.
Berkland told employ-
ees of the Florida storage
facility that he planned to
keep household goods and
office furniture there, the
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LOCAL & STATE
JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN wovw.jcfloridan.com
James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Fl 32446
James Brazzell, Jr., 61 of
Blountstown, died Mon-
day, August 27, 2012 at
Southeast Alabama Medi-
Mr. Brazzell was born in
Sneads, on December '20,
1932 to the late James
Brazzell, Sr. and Mary Em-
ma Groves Brazzell. A U. S.
Army Sergeant, Veteran of
the Korean Conflict, Mr.
Brazzell was employed
with management at the
University of Michigan
Survived by two sons, Ja-
son Brazzell and William
Brazzell, two daughters,
Catherine Baron (Brian),
Mary Johnson (Ron) all of
Michigan; one brother,
William Brazzell (Judy), Al-
bany; GA, three sisters,
Mary Harrison (Grover),
Cypress, Nellie Durden,
Grand Ridge, Shirley Jack-
son (Larry), Tallahassee;
and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be
held 10 a.m., Friday, Au-
gust 31, 2012 at Pope Cem-
etery with -the Rev. Jack
Howell officiating. James
and Sikes Funeral Home
Maddox Chapel directing.
Expressions of sympathy
may be made online at http
Williams Funeral Home
5283 Brown Street
Graceville, FL 32440
We. announce the cele-
bration of the life of Mabel
Arthur Southerland who
went home to the Lord,
joining her husband James
E. Southerland; on August
26, 2012, in Dothan, Alaba-
Mabel was reared in Or-
lando and attended Stetson
University. She was 94 and
enjoyed every minute of
life. She loved spreading
joy to all she met and espe-
cially building new Sunday
School classes. Many are
forever thankful for her
seeking them out and en-
couraging them in their
Christian growth and fami-
"Ms. Mabel" was a South-
em Baptist Minister's wife
for 60 years and proud of it.
She was a true partner with
her husband in his ministry
as President of Baptist Bi-
ble Institute (Baptist Col-
lege of Florida), Graceville,
Florida, in the 1950's 70's.
Many students and their
family's will lovingly re-
member her for her guid-
ance, encouragement and
zest of life as a minister's
Anyone who ever met
Mabel, loved her immedi-
From Page 1A
Roberts said. He tried to
make his way to Highway
90 before running out of
the woods, grabbing to-
ward his gun, Roberts
A JCSO deputy and a
correctional officer en-
tered the woods after him,
where the man was shot.
From Page 1A
meeting, bringing with
him the current and new
helmets of the team. The
differences between the
two were very apparent.
Smith said the newer hel-
mets had more cushioning
and were more structurally
"There's a world of differ-
ence between the two hel-
mets," Smith said.
ately, as she did they, and,
never forgot her beaitiltil
smile, spirit and love of lilt.
She loved her caregivers ;i
Wesley Manor whose lv
ing attention to her isl
deeply and forever appre
ciated by her family.
Her family rejoices in her
life! Her children are Carol
and David Knight, Dotlhan,
Alabama; David and Mary
Lynn Southerland, Talla-
hassee; Becky and Mike
Barr, Dothan, Alabama.
She was so proud of her
grandchildren and great-
grandchildren: Anne, Jud,
Blake and Kyle Reasons;
Cari, Ti, Han, Wen and Kai
Zhang, Shelley, Carianne,
and Colin White; Shane,
Janelle, Spencer and Stew-
art Southerland, Cheryl
and Jamie McCrary; Robyn
Barr; Nathan, Stephanie'
and Henry Barr, Caroline,
George, Gracie and Emma
Merritt. They loved her
dearly. Ethelind Prescott,
Wauchula, Florida, a sister-
in-law, was as precious to
her as a true sister.
Memorials can be made
to the James E. and Mabel
Fund, Baptist College of
Florida, Graceville, Florida.
Williams Funeral Home
is in charge of arrange-
Visitation for family and
friends will be held on Fri-
day, August 31, 2012, at 10
AM at the First Baptist
Church in Graceville, Flori-
da. Funeral services will
begin at 11 AM, with David
Burial will follow at the
Marvin Chapel Cemetery.
James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Fl 32446
Mary T. Davis
Mary T. Davis, 89, of Ma-
rianna went home to heav-
en on August 28,. 2012 after
a brief illness .at Jackson
known as Gran, was born
in Hartwell, Ga. on January
1, 1923 to Milton and Liza
Teasley. She attended
Georgia Southern College
where she met her future
husband, Marion B. Davis,
married on December 15,
1944 in Boca Raton. After a
tour in the Air Force during
World War II, Doc attended
Optometry school at
Southern .College of Op-
tometry in Memphis, TN.
after graduating from
Southern, Doc and Mary
came to Marianna to prac-
tice optometry in late 1947.
She was a life long mem-
ber of First United Meth-
odist Church of Marianna
and hosted a weekly prayer
meeting for ten years in her
home. She enjoyed horse
back riding and trip to the
mountains. She was a de-
voted wife and mother and
loved her family. She was a
deeply spiritual women
and loved God with all her
She was preceded in
death by her brothers,
Amos Teasley, Bill Teasley
Roberts asked the officer's
name not be released un-
til the investigation was
A mobile command cen-
ter was set up near the
site with officials from the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement, the State
Attorney's Office and the
Medical Examiner's Office
joining officers to begin
Both officers have been
The clubs want to outfit
all of the varsity football
team and as much of the
JV team as possible. Each
of the helmets cost over
There's been a good
response from the com-
munity, Smith said. Some
have even bought a hel-
met. A firm count of the
number of tickets sold
hasn't been made yet, but
the clubs planned to buy
enough food for about 700
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Cook, Cassidy Cook and
wife, Stephanie, Analie
Cook Carr and husband,
Owen, Meghan Davis
Grimsley and husband
Owen, Elizabeth Davis
Grimnsley and husband,
Matt, Mackenzie Davis, Jo-
seph Davis, Sianna Davis,
Adam Cheaney, B.J.
McDaniel and six great-
Celebration of life where
family will receive friends
will be Thursday, August
30, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at
the First United Methodist
Church Wesley Center. Fu-
neral Services will be Fri-
day August 31, 2012 at 2
p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church with
burial following in
Pinecrest Memorial Gar-
dens. The Revs. Bill Elwell.
and Lavon Pettis officiat-
ing. James and Sikes Fu-
neral Home Maddox Chap-
Expressions of sympathy
may be made online at http
3960 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Florida 32446
Roy Devane Parker, 71,
of Marianna passed away
suddenly on Monday, Au-
gust 27, 2012 in the South-
east Alabama Medical Cen-
Mr. Parker was born on
April 15, 1941 to the late
Roy R. and Blondell Parker.
He was a native of Marian-
na and had lived and
worked in Tallahassee for
thirty years. In 2002 he re-
tired from the State of Flor-
ida and built his beloved
house on Merritts Mill
He was preceded in
death by his parents, his
sister Sheila Flowers and
his brother Ronnie Parker.
Mr. Parker is survived by
two daughters; Sheila Ann
Parker-Blanco and her hus-
band Jesse of Savannah,
GA and Tara Lynn Parker of
Decatur, GA, one grand-
Services for Mr. Parker
will be held from the grave-
side at 10:00 A.M. on
Thursday, August 30, 2012
in Riverside Cemetery with
the Rev. Ronnie Wright of-
Marianna Chapel Funer-
al Home is in charge of ar-
Expressions of sympathy
may be submitted online at
placed on administrative
leave, a normal procedure,
until the investigation is
"He definitely was avoid-
ing us. capturing him,"
"When you put the eva-
sive actions and the ag-
gressive actions toward
officers and you hear shots
fire, you hope and pray it
was not your officers at the
end of that barrel."
Smith attributes the re-
sponse to people's own
experiences seeing the
injuries of friends, fam-
ily or athletes on the
"People care about the
athletes and they want to
see them stay safe," Smith
If you would like to
donate to the helmet
fundraiser, speak to a
Pilot or Kiwanis Club
member or call Smith at
Supporters cheer as the displays of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney appear
on the stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Tuesday.
Romney, lambaste Obama
The Associated Press
TAMPA Former Massachusetts Gov.
Mitt Romney swept to the Republican
presidential nomination Tuesday night
at a storm-delayed national convention,
every mention of his name cheered by
delegates eager to propel him into a
campaign to defeat President Barack
Obama in tough economic times.
Romney watched on television with
his wife, Ann, at a hotel suite across the
street from the convention hall as the
convention sealed his hard-won victo-
ries in the primaries and caucuses of
New Jersey put him over the top in a
ritual roll call of the.states.
A parade of convention speakers
mocked Democratic President Obama
mercilessly, as if to make-up for lost time
at an event postponed once and dogged
still by Hurricane Isaac.
The Democratic president has "never
run a company. He hasn't even run a
garage sale or seen the inside of a lem-
onade stand," declared Reince Priebus,
chairman of the Republican Party.
To send Romney and. ticketmate
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restore transportation improvement
dollars that had, in years past, been
"raided" to balance the budget, he said.
The transportation money,- the Cham-
ber says, is an important building block
in trying to improve the economy. Mak-
ing the infrastructure stronger can draw
more businesses and the jobs they cre-
ate, he explained. Legislators restored
transportation trust funds that will be
dedicated to the Florida Department
of Transportation's ongoing five-year
Hart touched on the Chamber's hope
of more success to come, in part be-
cause it has a supporter in the incoming
Speaker of the House, Will Weatherford.
He said Weatherford has already been
an instrumental advocate.
Hart said the Chamber will continue
to work on issues that it did not see suc-
cess with this year; things like achieving
hurricane insurance reform, reduc-
ing workers compensation rates and
improving the legal climate in the state.
He also said the Chamber is focused
on building up "Six Pillars" upon which
society and business depends: talent
and education, innovation, growth and
leadership, competitive ability, respon-
sive civic and governmental systems,
and a good quality of life. In education,
for example, the Chamber supports ef-
forts to make sure that state universi-
ties and colleges are offering the kinds
of programs that can link its graduates
to the high-wage jobs that are emerging
for their generation.
Johnson, a long-time political observ-
er and advisor for the Chamber, brought
the crowd up to date on the political sea-
son now underway nationally and state-
wide. Her numbers indicate the Cham-
ber will see a majority of supporters on
board in the next legislative session, but
she said Chamber members should not
only pick their candidates, but work for
them to succeed. She also said that an
emerging political trend could be a key
to success in the future. Of the 273,000
new voters going on the rolls last year in
Florida, she said, 125,000 registered as
Republicans, 18,000 as Democrats and
129,000 either registered as a minor par-
ty member or as having no party affilia-
tion. Only three percent of the 129,000
registered with a minor party.
Years ago, those voters would repre-
sent a much smaller fraction of the vot-
ing public, but Johnson said their num-
bers are growing and they must be taken
into account and reached as the Cham-
ber seeks to help candidates friendly to
the organization's causes.
Johnson said legislator Marti Coley fits
that description. The Chamber "grades"
Paul Ryan into the fall campaign, the
convention quickly approved a con-
servative platform that calls for tax
cuts not government spending
- to stimulate the economy at a time
of sluggish growth and 8.3 percent
Ann Romney's speech was sched-
uled as a prime-time highlight, an
appearance meant to cast her multi-
tician husband in a soft and likable light
before a national TV audience.
"Tonight I want to talk to you from my
heart about our hearts," she said in ex-
cerpts of her speech released in advance
by her husband's campaign.
"I want to talk not about what divides
us but what holds Us together as an
American family. I want to talk to you
tonight about that one great thing that
unites us, that one thing that brings us
our greatest joy when times are good,
and the deepest solace in our dark
"Tonight, I want to talk to you about
Aides said Romney would be in the
hall when she spoke.
all legislators based on their perfor-
mance in office as it relates to issues of
interest to the organization; Coley got
an "A," Johnson said, and in fact scored
"100" with the Chamber.
She encouraged the Chamber mem-
bers present to support those who sup-
port the Chamber as the political season
Johnson, who studies and conducts
polls, among other measures of voter
sentiment, said the people who elect
lawmakers continue to show concern
for issues the Chamber is focused on.
The economy is first on their list, she
said, followed by education, prop-
erty insurance, property taxes, health
care, achieving a balanced budget and
Johnson and Hart brought one more
Chamber representative with them.
Although he didn't speak from the po-
dium, Marianna native Lance Pierce
was there to mingle with the crowd
after the meeting. Pierce is the state
Chamber's Grassroots Development
Manager. He communicates with local
Chamber organizations, seeking their
input on session issues' and campaign
matters of interest to the organization.
He also works to build support during
legislative sessions and in follow-up af-
terward. He has a big job ahead of him
as the November election approaches.
He will be responsible for helping build
support among voters for two of the
constitutional amendments that will be
on the November ballot. The Chamber
supports amendment No. 4, which in-
volves property tax reform. It has three
main elements: it would give first-time
home-buyers a tax break for the first
five years of ownership, it would pro-
hibit taxing authorities from raising a
property owners tax if its value is down
and would place a five-percent cap on
the tax increase that could imposed
from year-to-year on non-homestead
property, such as commercial holdings.
Currently, the cap is at 10 percent.
The Chamber also supports amend-
ment No. 10, which would give busi-
nesses an extra $25,000 exemption on
their tangible personal property, such
as equipment and other objects essen-
tial to their operations. This legislation
would double the existing exemption of
$25,000. Hart said this could mean that
roughly 155,000 small businesses would
be completely relieved of that tax.
Lance Pierce will be heavily involved
in building support among voters for
these two amendments. The son of Troy
University head baseball coach Bobby
Pierce, he spent the first five years of
his life in Jackson County but then he,
his mother Kay and his father moved
to Alabama, where they now live. They
still have family in Jackson County, and
Pierce said he visits here often.
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Get on board: Day trip deadline nears
BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
Tour operators who want to
run vacationers from the coast
into Jackson and Washington
counties for inland day trips
have until Friday at 2 p.m. to
submit a plan if they want to be
Tourist Development Councils
for the two counties joined forc-
es in seeking proposals for the
service, running advertisements
and public service announce-
ments in several newspapers, on
television and online.
They assembled a list of po-
tential day trip destinations,
including a vineyard, an olive
grove and other agri-tourism
opportunities in Jackson and
Washington counties, along
"I think if we can get the right person on board, it can be
really successful "
Administrative assistant for the Washington County TDC
with more traditional venues
like Florida Caverns State Park.
The operator would take things
from there, finding other desti-
nation opportunities and other-
wise building the operation. The
operator would run the tours as
a business with some promo-
tional support from the IDCs.
The operator's income would be
generated through the tour fees
that the company would charge
Heather Lopez, administra-
tive assistant for the Washington
County TDC, said no offers have
yet been received but several
interested parties have called
seeking more information.
The proposals will be opened
on Friday, and a joint TDC sub-
committee will look through
them on Sept. 4. They will se-
lect the most promising can-
didates and may go through
an interview process to decide
which operator they'll partner
If no proposals are received,
the opportunity may be re-ad-
vertised, Lopez said, but she also
stressed that decision would be
something for the committee to
She said that, in addition to the
advertisements, the TDCs sent
proposal packets to nine known
tour providers, some of them
located across the Panhandle,
some in Central Florida, and two
in Dothan, Ala.
Lopez said she was optimistic
that some proposals will be in
hand by Friday. Operators were
to bring them to her office at
6762 5th St., in Chipley, or send
them to P.O. Box 450 in Chipley.
"I think if we can get the right
person on board, it can be really
successful," Lopez said of the
effort to begin bringing coastal
tourists inland for a few hours
to enjoy some of what Jackson
and Washington counties have
She added that, although the
ad calls for an experienced op-
erator, she didn't think that
start-ups would be automati-
cally dismissed from consid-
eration. Likewise, she said, al-
though the ad indicates that the
operator needs to have access
to vans, buses and limousines
in order to accommodate both
small and large groups of tour-
ists, they would not necessar-
ily be required to own those
transportation units. They will
also be considered if they have
dependable partnerships with
transportation providers, she
"Mainly, we want someone
who knows what they're doing,
who is dependable, and can
run this on their own," Lopez
Gulf Coast braces for Hurricane Isaac
The Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS The Gulf Coast
braced for the landfall of Hurri-
cane Isaac late Tuesday, hunkering
down behind boarded-up windows
with stockpiles of food and water as
wind-driven rain lashed bayous and
beaches. New Orleans calmly waited
out another storm on the eve of Hur-
ricane Katrina's seventh anniversary,
hoping the city's strengthened levees
Isaac, -a massive storm spanning
nearly 200 miles from its center,
zeroed in on New Orleans, turning
streets famous for hosting celebra-
tions at all hours into ghost boule-
vards. Evacuations were ordered in
Mississippi's coastal counties and
the closure of its 12 shorefront casi-
nos. But there was little fear or panic.
With New Orleans' airport closed,
tourists retreated to hotels and most
denizens of a coastline that has wit-
nessed countless hurricanes decided
tb ride out the storm.
"Isaac is the son of Abraham," said
Margaret Thomas, who was trapped
for a week in her home in New Or-
leans' Broadmoor neighborhood by
Katrina's floodwaters, yet chose to
stay put this time. "It's a special name
that means 'God will protect us'."
Still, Isaac, which strengthened
late Tuesday to 80 mph winds and
remained on track to cross land
in southern Louisiana near the
A crowd gathers on the end of the boardwalk on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton
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through the Gulf of Mexico with an expected landfall in Louisiana.
Mississippi River early this evening, Other officials, chastened by
drew intense scrutiny because of memories and experience, advised
its timing to the Katrina anniver- caution. Tens of thousands of people
sary and the first major speeches of were told to leave low-lying areas,
a Republican National Convention including 700 patients of Louisiana
in Tampa, Fla., already delayed and nursing homes.
tempered by the storm. Many residents along the Gulf
"We don't expect a Katrina-like Coast opted to ride it out in shel-
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Landrieu said,urging people to use to call,for the mass evacuations like
common sense and to stay off any those that preceded Katrina, which
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High School Football
Thursday Marianna at
Cottondale, 7p.m. k .
Friday Liberty County at
Graceville, 7 p.m.; Franklin
County at Sneads, 6 p.m.
Junior Varsity Football
Thursday Sneads at Lib-
erty County, 6 p.m.
Middle School football
Thursday-- Marianna at
Vernon, 6 p.m.
High School Volleyball
Thursday-- Cottondale at
Graceville, 1 and 3 p.m.; Beth-
lehem at Sneads, 5 and 6 p.m.
Southern Elite Fastpitch
12U Gold will hold tryouts
Sunday at 2 p.m. at Alford
Rec Park. Call 850-258-8172
or email@example.com for more
Assault on Alford
The 2nd Annual Assault on
Alfdrd Wrestling Match will be
held Sept. 1 at the Alford Ball
Park. Gates open at 5 p.m.,
with bell.time at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults,
kids 12U get in free. Conces-
sions available. Bring a lawn
chair. New-car raffle tickets:
$5 each. Call 326-2510 fo
more information. u
In an effort to combat
the risk of head injuries to
football player's The Kiwanis
Club and The Pilot Club have
joined together to raise funds
to purchase new football
helmets for Marianna High
This event will be today
from 4:30-7 p.m. at St. Luke's
Episcopal Church Parish
Hall in Marianna. Eat In or
Drie h dliru aculable. Ml.enu
includes pulled pork BBQ.
baked beans, coleslaw, roll. -
and dessert. Cost is $6 per
ticket. Tickets can be obtained
from anyKiwanis Club or
Pilot Club member. Call -82-
7507 for more information..
Graceville Pee Wee
Football team i_> selling raftle
tickets for a 500 square inch
cooking space grill \ith
warming rack. an all metal
construction with rust-proof
exterior and metal wheels
with rubber tires valued at
$160 and donated by Terry
Allen at Badcock Home Furni-
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All proceeds \will go to the
three Pee \\'ee Football teams
in Giacenlle. Tickets can be
purchased from the Pee Wee
Football players, or at Savser
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in Grace-ille. Donations will
also be accepted. The drawing
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Thursday night showdown
Hornets host Bulldogs
with upset in mind
BY DUSTIN KENT
The Marianna Bulldogs and Cottondale
Hornets will have Jackson County all to
themselves Thursday night, as they kick
off the regular season with an intra-coun-
ty matchup in Cottondale at 7 p.m.
The game will mark the fourth con-
secutive season in which the teams have
played, with the Bulldogs winning the
last three, including a 44-12 victory in
Marianna last year.
But the last time the two met in Cot-
tondale, the Bulldogs narrowly escaped
with a 28-22 win, so Marianna coach Tim
Cokely said he and his players are taking
nothing for granted.
"It's going to be a big ballgame," he said.
".(The Hornets) are returning all of their
starters, and county games are always
big. That's why you coach. You want to be
involved in games where everybody kind
of knows each other on the other side. It's
going to be a fun and exciting night."
The Bulldogs are coming off of a disap-
pointing fall debut in 30-12-home loss
to the West Florida Jaguars in Friday's
However, Cokely said he was hesitant
to assign too much significance to a
"I'm not much of a reflective guy. It
was a sloppy game, but when it's over,
it's over," he said. "We have to move on
and get better. But we didn't play well. We
had a bunch of guys playing hard, and
we made some improvement team-wide.
We've just got to improve faster."
The Hornets split a pair of halves in
their jamboree Friday, losing 14-0 to Port
St. Joe before coming back to beat Mun-
Cottondale was plagued by four turn-
overs against Port St. Joe two fumbles
and two interceptions and that's a
trend that Melvin said must end if his
team is to have any success Thursday or
throughout the season.
"Against a team like Port St. Joe, you can't
turn the ball over and expect anything
good to happen," he said. "That's really
what we spent time on (Monday), doing
a better job of maintaining the football.
Offensively, we were able to move the ball
(Friday), but the turnovers got us."
Neither the Hornets nor Bulldogs were
able to practice Tuesday due to county
wide school closings, making an already
short week even shorter.
, Both teams will have just two full prac-
tice .days before Thursday to get ready.
That's not much time for scouting and.
implementing a game plan, but Melvin
said the focus of his team's work this week
is more inward.
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Cottondale's Norris Calhoun runs with the football during a preseason jamboree Friday night
in Cottondale. The Hornets will play host to the Marianna Bulldogs onThursday at 7 p.m. in the
regular season opener for both teams.
"It's a big game for the school and a big
game for the county, but it's not a district
game," the Hornets coach said. "It's more
about getting us ready for that, so we're
spending our time on ourselves. We just
want to learn from the mistakes we made
in the classic. That's really what we were
focusing on anyway It's really no differ-
ence in what we're trying to do."
The Hornets will open district play Sept.
7 at Sneads.
Marianna won't get into league com-
petition until week six, but the Bulldogs
feel perhaps the same sense of urgency
to find their way quickly after Friday's
Cokely said it's impossible to pinpoint
one single area that is of most concern for
"Take your pick. It's an easy target," the
coach said. "We have a bunch of guys
playing well, but we've just got to put it
MARIANNA SEASON OPENER
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Marianna's Lexie Basford digs out a ball during a preseason match las'
week. The Lady Bulldogs were scheduled to open up their regular
season schedule Tuesday at home against Holmes County, but the
game was cancelled and has been rescheduled for Sept. 10 at 5 and 6 p.m.
together and play well as a group. That's
the great thing about football; it's about
the whole team. If one guy has a let down,
the whole team suffers."
The Bulldogs coach said his team will
have its hands full with the experienced
Hornets on their field.
"They've got a good team. Coach Mel-
vin has done a real good job of getting
those guys prepared and ready for the
season," Cokely said. "They're a multiple
offense team, and they'll do some things
that cause problems for our defense. I'm
sure it will be a good game."
From Cottondale's perspective, it will be
a new-look Bulldogs offense, with Coke-
ly's more wide open offense taking the.
place of the run-heavyWing-T attack that
MHS has employed the past five seasons.
But Melvin said that there is one
See FOOTBALL, Page 3B
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by cancelled game
BY DUSTIN KENT
The Graceville Tigers junior
varsity team will have to wait
another week to make its regular
, season debut after its scheduled
-- opener against Freeport was
t cancelled Monday.
Graceville, which played a
quarter of last weekend's pre-
season classic against Holmes
County, will instead play its first
real game Sept. 6 at home against
It was a disheartening bit of
news for the Tiger players, ac-
cording to their coach, Butch
"The kids were upset. We're all
disappointed," he said. "They
were highly upset that they didn't
get to play in the fourth quarter
(against Holmes County), so not
having a game this Thursday is
tough. It makes it hard to prac-
tice. We didn't have a good prac-
tice (Monday) just because they
were so disappointed in the fact
that they wouldn't get to play a
LORIDAN game this week."
The Tiger TV was originally
scheduled to play the first and
the fourth periods against Holm-
es County in the preseason, but
See TIGERS, Page 3BL
JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN www.jcfloridan.com
Attention to detail key
for Mularkey, Jaguars
The Associated Press
ing by player after player as
they stretched, Mike Mu-
larkey stopped and chatted
with just about everyone.
He had some stern words
for one receiver whose hel-
met was out of line.
It was misplaced by a few
inches, enough to draw
It might seem trivial to
outsiders, but those kind
of details matter to the new
Jacksonville Jaguars coach.
Although X's and O's are the
most important aspect of The little things just
his job, Mularkey is equally might make a big differ-
concerned with ence in Jackson-
how players carry g-' ville this season.
themselves on and The Jaguars were
off the field, where slack in certain
they sit in meeting areas under for-
rooms and wheth- mer coach Jack
er or not they take Del Rio, a former
notes. player who was about as
"If guys are detailed in consistent as replacement
everything they do and officials.
really what's important to When Mularkey and his
me is what they do when assistants took over in
nobody is watching- they January, players noticed a
are going to be successful difference immediately.
in this league," Mularkey
said. See JAGUARS, Page 8B
Hungry Buccaneers eager
to begin Greg Schiano era
The Associated Press
A lucrative five-year, $47.5 million
contract was just one of the rea-
11 ons Carl Nicks found the
Tampa Bay Buccaneers attrac- ",
tive in free agency.
The All-Pro left guard spent
the past four seasons in New
Orleans as a key blocker for
Drew Brees on the Saints'
record-setting offense. He believes his
new team also has the talent to put up
impressive numbers, climb out of the
NFC South cellar and become a Super
The Bucs were 27th in the NFL in scor-
ing and also had one of the league's least
productive running games last year.
But they've got a rising young quarter-
back in Josh Freeman, and Nicks and
receiver Vincent Jackson were part of
a free agent haul-that first-year coach
Greg Schiano is counting to make a
S Tampa Bay finished 4-12 in
2011, including 10 consecutive
losses to end the season.
Nicks, Jackson and cornerback
Eric Wright signed deals worth
a combined $140.55 million on
the first day of free agency, each believ-
ing they were joining a talented young
team that despite its struggles under
fired coach Raheem Morris was
headed in the right direction.
"It's not a rebuilding year. We're trying
See SCHIANO, Page 8B
Defense remains Dolphins' strength
The Associated Press endured three consecutive
losing seasons, but don't
MIAMI The Miami blame the defense. Miami
Dolphins hired an offen- ranked eighth in the NFL
sive coordinator as in offensive points
their head coach, -. allowed each of
then used their past two years, and
first-round pick to went 6-10 in 2011
draft a quarterback despite ranking in
who will give the the top 10 in rush-
ball much of the ing defense, sacks
time to their best-known and third-down stops.
player, Reggie Bush. The offense sputtered
And yet if they win this through most of the four-
season, it will be with year Tony Sparano era. So
defense. the Dolphins hired Pack-
Dolphins defenders get ers offensive coordinator
overlooked and believe Joe Philbin as head coach,
they're underrated. then courted Peyton Man-
"We don't have a lot of ning before drafting Texas
superstars," linebacker A&M quarterback Ryan
Karlos Dansby said, "but Tannehill, who won the
we all feel like we're super- starting job in training
stars. That's our confidence camp.
level." There were also changes
For the first time since the on defense. Philbin hired as
1960s, the Dolphins have his defensive coordinator
Kevin Coyle, who had
been defensive backs
coach for the Bengals.
Coyle switched from a 3-4
scheme to a 4-3. And the
Dolphins jettisoned two
starters in the secondary,
the, weakest part of the
defense in recent seasons.
This hasn't changed: De-
fense.remains the strength
of the team.
"We're going to have a
bunch of guys that do their
job at a high, high level
each and every day," Coyle
said. "I've got faith in this
Miami is especially stout
up front, where the charge
is led by end Cameron
Wake, who has 28 sacks in
three NFL seasons.
"Big players have to step
up and make big plays,"
See DEFENSE, Page 8B
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Bautista to have season-ending wrist surgery
The Associated Press
NEW YORK Toronto Blue Jays
slugger Jose Bautista will have sea-
son-ending surgery to stabilize a
tendon in his left wrist.
Bautista said before Tuesday
night's game against the New York
Yankees that the recovery period is
three to four months and he would
be ready to play long before the start
of spring training next year.
"There's just too much instabil-
ity in that tendon and it got to the
point where risking injuring the
tendon was not worth it," Bautista
said. "That's why we're opting to do
Bautista was initially injured in
an at-bat against the Yankees on
July 16. He chose to give rest and re-
hab a try and he returned from the
disabled list Friday. But he says,
while he did not experience any
pain, he felt the tendon moving
around too much and was taken out
of the game against the Baltimore
Orioles on Saturday. The two-time
defending AL home run champion
was immediately put back on the
DL and sent to Cleveland to see a
Dr. Thomas Graham will per-
form the operation next week in
"Luckily for me the tendon is com-
pletely intact," Bautista said. "He
just needs to make it stable again."
Manager John Farrell said Bau-
tista made it through his rehabili-
tation program without issue. But
the instability he was feeling when
he returned was what prompted the
recommendation for surgery.
'14 MLB All-Star game goes
MINNEAPOLIS A person with
knowledge of the decision says the
2014 All-Star Game will be played at
Target Field in Minneapolis.
The person spoke to The Associ-
ated Press on Tuesday on condition
of anonymity because the news
has not yet been announced by the
Twins or Major League Baseball.
The news was first reported by the
The Twins scheduled a news con-
ference for Wednesday afternoon
to make an unspecified "major an-
nouncement regarding an upcom-
ing event to be hosted at Target
Field," which opened in 2010.
Minnesota last hosted the All-Star
game in 1985, at the Metrodome.
iorn Page 1B
between this year's Bulldogs
team and past teams that
concerns him most.
"It's the speed. They've
got a lot of speed at a lot of
different positions," he said.
"Their quarterback (Der-
rick Knowles) is extremely
fast, and when he breaks
containment, he's danger-
ous. Teon Long is fast in the
backfield, and their receiv-
ers are fast. They're also big
While pulling off the up-
set over the 4A Bulldogs
will be a major challenge
for the 1A Hornets, Melvin
said he believes his team is
up for it.
"(The Bulldogs) are go-
ing to dress twice as many
kids as we'll dress, so we'll
just hang in there until the
end and take our chances,"
he said. "But if we didn't
think we could hang with
them, we wouldn't have
scheduled them. You take
the classifications out, and
our kids want to play Mari-
anna. It's good for our com-
munity to play them. It's
The game will kick off at
7 p.m. The Hornets will be
missing one key player in
fensive back Emmanual
Lockhart, who is out due to
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From Page 1B
the Blue Devils asked fori a
last-minute change to give
the varsity the final three
Instead, they only got
the first quarter, but the
Tigers made the most of it
by winning the period 6-0
thanks to a defensive score
by Chris Oliver.
Ladarius Nix jarred the
ball loose by making a big
hit on the Blue Devils ball-
Scarrier on Holmes County's.
first possession, and Oliver
picked up the loose ball
and raced 60 yards for the
Graceville's defense got
a stop on the next posses-
sion and got the ball for
its offense, which picked
up a couple of first downs
before a grounding penalty
stalled the drive.
A turnover gave the ball
back to Holmes County
in Tiger territory, but the
defense again held strong
and kept the Blue Devils
out of the end zone to end
the quarter on top.
"I was real proud of
the defense. The defense
looked good," Burrell said.
"They exceeded my expec-
tations. We had a brand
new defense that we had
only practiced for like a
week and a half, and they
, did a great job with it.
"Offensively, we moved
the ball pretty well, but I
made a bad call that got
us pushed back. We forgot
what to do on a couple of
plays we had run a bunch
of times in practice, but
other than that, they did
The Tigers were unable
to practice Tuesday due
to the county wide school
closings, but will get back
to work Wednesday and
have another full week of
practices before finally
making their regular sea-
Burrell said the ext
practice time gives hi
a chance to add new el
ments to the playboo
which also serves to kee
his frustrated players ene
ra getic and alert. .excited to learn sor
m "We put in three new 'new," he said. "We
e- plays (Monday) and the working the rest
)k, guys are excited about that. week and look
ep It's not like anything we're to Sneads coming
*r- doing right now, so they're next week."
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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
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haven't had much time for.
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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
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in pursuing your objectives
is impressive, but equally
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recognize your intentions
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courage to stick to your
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on carefully laid out plans.
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reason why you shouldn't
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Annie's Ma box
Dear Annie: I am married to a great guy,
and we have two wonderful, intelligent
teens. But my mother-in-law is causing
"Mama" was diagnosed with border-
line personality disorder 10 years ago
and is prescribed a cocktail of drugs to
help with a preponderance of violent
mood swings, anger, resentment and
occasional dissociation. She is a textbook
narcissist who can only demand love for
herself and is unable to give to others.
Her family relationships and many of her
friendships have taken a dive.
Her big trigger is perceived rejection.
When she was in our home, she expected
to be everyone's entire focus. She de-
manded the full attention and affection
of my husband and deeply resented his
relationship with his own children. Her
grandchildren have grown up without
her in their lives, although we have taken
care not to poison them against her.
Now, Mama has taken herself off all
meds and declared herself cured. She has
convinced herself that her diagnosis was
Bridge players occasionally bid with fervor
instead of cool, calm, collected logic. As an ex-
ample, look at the North hand in today's dia-
gram. West opens three clubs, North makes a
takeout double, East passes, South advances
with three diamonds, and West passes. What
should North do now? W
North should assume that South has six or %
seven high-card points. (If your partner con-
stantly holds fewer than six points in this situa-
tion, get a new partner.) This means that North t
and South have 23 or 24 points between them. 4,
This will not be enough for game unless there
is a long suit to run.
Well, perhaps South has six diamonds headed
by the king-queen, but will that be good enough
for nine tricks? No, it supplies only seven: one
club and six diamonds. The lack of aces will be
fatal. And even if there is an eight-card major-
suit fit, North cannot search for it, because now
three hearts would promise a five-card suit.
North should pass. If South were in three
no-trump, East would lead the club nine, and
if West knew his stuff, he would cover with the
10 to drive out North's king. Then the contract
would go at least down three. In contrast, three
diamonds makes with an overtrick, losing one
spade, one diamond and one club.
wrong, and that her problem all along
has been emotional abuse from others,
ificluding her children and grandchil-
dren. In short, everyone else is to blame.
The trouble now is that she is blogging
on the Internet, publicly criticizing fam-
Sily members, including our teenage kids
and their cousins. The adults can dismiss
this as the ranting of a mentally 1ll per-
son, but we're afraid our kids are going to
come across the blog one of these days.
SLEEPLESS IN SONOMA
Dear Sonoma: You have our sympathy
dealing with such a difficult situation.
You don't have to poison the children
against Grandma to have a heartfelt
discussion on mental illness. The kids
are old enough to understand that their
grandmother is not well, and that her be-
havior can be unpredictable and some-
times unkind. They may never see her
blog, but if they do, you will have done all
you can to inoculate them against what-
ever damaging reaction they may have.
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old, wormed/shots, $150/ea 850-592-2852
4 PANAMA CITY BEACH CONDO
2/1.5, Pool, Tennis, Club House
Fully Furnished On Front Beach Road
S125/Night $750/Week, $80 Cleaning Fee
334-300-6979 or 334-393-3559
Free To Approved Homes: I have 4 fun,
sweet Large Lab Mix Pups S/W 6 months
. old. 2 short hair, 2 medium, 3 girls and 1 Big
Boy. I also have a Brown/white bulldog mix,
FM. Must have a fenced yard & a'big heart!!
Dothan/Webb Alabama area.
Call 334-699-3496 after 5 P.M. for info/pics
LOST: F PitBull,Fairview/Thompson 8506724013
X for sale. Beautifully
marked red merles
& one blue merle.
All males. $600. NSDR & ASDR.
Call or text for more information.
Purebred Irish Setter puppies, parents
registered, 3FM, 2M, Exc. hunting and family
dog. 7 weeks, old, 760-514-2264 Ozark, AL
Registered Lab Pups (6), 2 Blond males,
3 Black Males, 1 Black FM, Parents on site,
Sire is Excellent Hunting Dog. $200. each S/W,
6 wks old, Ready To Go. 334-790-9730
S.E. ALABAMA KENNEL CLUB
Good Manners Obedience,
$50. for 6 weeks
Rally /Agility Intro. $75.
.) Shots required 4-
Starting Sept. 11th
Call 334-790-6226 or 334-299-3315
Happy Jack DD33: Kills fleas quicker, last
longer on dogs & cats. Citrus odor.
Biodegradeable. ALTHA FARMERS COOP
Deadline is Friday 8/31
Deadline is Friday 8/31
Deadline is Thursday 8/30
Deadline is Thursday 8/30
Deadline is Friday 8/31
( )FARMER'S MARKET
4 4128 Hwy 231
U-PICK PEAS: 6 miles N of
Grand Ridge, or 2.1 miles
S of Dellwood on Hwy 69.
$6/per 5 gal. bucket, Field opens at
6:30- 6:30 7 days/wk.
Dark (ready now) & White Peas NOW
4 850-718-7750 4-
HOME GROWN TOMATOES!
And Other Fresh Vegetables!
All Farm Fresh!
220 W. Hwy 52 Malvern
a.- Large rolls of Hay for Sale
Bahia & Coastal
j Daytime 334-585-3039,
4- after 5pm & weekends 485-5418
Bred Heifers for sale
75 Brangus & 17 Brafords
334-447-5195 or 334-248-4390
@ 1:00 PM
@ 2:00 PM
@ 12:00 PM
@ 5:00 PM
@ 5:00 PM
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Buying Pine / Hardwood in
No tract to small / Custom Thinning
Call Pea River Timber
- 334-389-2003 o
BAKN & REA ESAT
Branch Team Leader
Successful candidates will be responsible
for meeting sales goals, monitoring service
quality, coaching branch associates and
resolving customer issues. May hold
insurance license and maintain continuing
education for licensing requirements.
HS diploma or GED required. Two years of
experience in financial sales and/or service
related field required. Supervisory experience
preferred. May be required to obtain an
insurance license. This position requires
registration with the national Mortgage
Licensing System and Registry (NMLS).
REGIONS Financial offers an excellent
benefits package. To see a complete job
description and to submit your resume;
please visit us online at:
,.', .- WAREHOUSE POSITIONS
in Chipley, FL.
$7.67/hr, days or nights.
Background check & drug screen required.
Contact Manpower in Dothan 334-794-7564
BODY TECH NEEDED!!
Our Body Shop is under new Management
and we need an experienced Body Tech.
Call Curt Lee at 850-747-7606 for details and
to schedule an interview. DMV record check,
Drug-Free Workplace/ EOE
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3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit
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ATTHE JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN, WE ARE LOOKING nice,water/'E.er ., rn.1rl nter ir,: .: udd.
FOR MATURE, DEPENDABLE, BUSINESS-MINDED, access to Wjt,:r. NJ i:..? -.5-.i209.9
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS For Rent Greenwood. Marianna. &
Cottondale. starting .1 S375 mo.
Water/sewer garb. lawn maint.incl.
GRACEVILLE I, o~rI-.r
Lg3/2 $500 ,u,.t...ell ,. ,nt ,re,1:.ark."
Earn an average of Wate ..-r Qar I .'..I r:lu, ,r a.
8 05 0 Also Aail.at-. 2 1 S425. 3 2 DW 5595
1* Jci,:.: Rdl-, RE 5ju.209' c;2. .
$ 8 5 0 Rent to Own: 2 & 3BR Mobile Homes.
Lot rent iriud-ed. AlI.o a.ila tjle. ;
per month &2ER ApIs Hu., .,. Fr et.,il
850-.i7.-?4 32 o:,r 6,50 .]4 5 .- I 4...
Ask about our $300 -Sign on Bonus Small 2/1 Located between Grapd Ridge & &M'TO '
Sneads water& garbage included
$325/month a- 850-573-0308 4- 1993 Chev Four Winds 31'
BE YOUR OWN BOSS -1 A.M. to 6 A.M.' Owners health prevents
Must have dependable transportation, .ir RESIDENTIAL inaSh,,ery nice purchasedV.
minimum liability insurance & valid -m REAL ESTATE FOR SALE .h_ It'. new. Sleeps 6-8, generator,
driver's license. HO E WT TV, microwave, full length awning, & more! Has
had this owner & the original owner. Taken
Come by and fill out an application at the FOR SALE BY OWNER!! very good care of. Must see to appreciate.
Come by andLISTIN fill out an application at the Block Home $10,500. Call 850-526-2975 or 850-557-0230
Jackson County Floridan, 4403 Constitution 1050 STING!qft. new roof, _.
Lane, Marianna, FL 10oo000 lot, close to town, $35., 000 TRANSPORTATION ,
SChevrolet 2003 Corvette 50th Anniversary Edi-
GOODYS 3BR 1BA Brick Home, 1642 sq.ft. Split level, tion, Anniversary Red exterior, Shale interior.
deck, 4 acres, 28x40 barn, quiet, private area in 350hp LS1 engine, automatic transmission,
Opening in Marianna! Blountstown. Good fishing nearby. $153k 850- 14600 miles, two top option, 1SC Preferred
447-0085 Equipment Group, Heads Up Display F55 Mag-
With more than 70 years of retail success, / netic Selective Ride Control, cargo net with pri-
we offer brand-name apparel and high- n vacy shade, auto-dimming rear view mirror,
quality professional opportunities. -,-- -. auto headlights, Performance Axle Ratio, dual
We're seeking energetic retail professionals -, power sport seats, dual zone electronic climate
with excellent organizational skills to ;.. control, Bose CD stereo with 12 disc CD chang-
maximize sales performance and customer er, fog lamps, power windows, power locks,
satisfaction through effective merchandise .. power steering, power brakes, power mirrors,
presentation and cruise control, ABS, traction control, Active
outstanding customer service. l Handling, 2nd set of wheels/tires, Extra floor
.. ". w.... mats still new. $33,500, 334-693-0705
We offer a comprehensive salary and
benefits package including 401K and store 509 Edinburgh Way Chevrolet'07 Corvette
We are currently accepting applications at Beautiful ho-me in Highlands with view oi fSTS, Twin Turbo
Goodys 1414 Main St, Ste 8 Chipley, FL gclf course and lake. 3 bedrooms. 2 baths, System, low miles,
Or huge great r,:m,:,m with trel ceiling, separate yse lw ie,
Email resumes to Hwright 61stagestores.com dining room. great -at in kitchen, hard $31,999. Call 334-714-2700
wood flours, gas fireplace, rocking chair Chevy '08 Cobalt LT, 4 door sedan, great shape,
S EDUCATION front porch and s,:reen,-d back porch. only 62k miles, $7900 850-592-2852
Fenced vard. professional landscaping,
& INSTRUCTION sprinkinr . -ecurt .-. toms. Dodge'05 Neon, 4-door, Automatic,
Call TI carm iturn 34797510 / 83k Miles, Red in color, Excellent Tires
Get a Quality $4000, 334-796-1792
Education for a New Dodge '09 Challenger 3.5L, black, automatic,
FOR CareIS oerd in Trades, power sunroof, 275 watt factory am/fm/sirius
COLLEGE Healthcare and More! satellite/6 disc changer with MP3, air condi-
Call Fortis College tioned, power steering, power locks, power
Today! 888-202-4813 or visit C windows, power seat, power mirrors, keyless
www fortiscollege edu1 For consumer L entry, tilt steering, cruise control, rear defrost,
wwwinformatiscollege.edu. Fortisedumer Fixer Upper home located in the City of tinted windows, ORIGINAL OWNER, 36,900
Newville. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, Living room miles, $20,000, 334-432-0152 NO TRADES
( A RESIDENTIAL (could be used as 3rd bedroom), Dining Ai]L, G BA RDT?
REAL ESTATE FOR RENT room, Den, Inside Laundry, Pantry, Large $0 Down/ist Payment, Tax, Tag & Title
APRTENS, FURNl. IJS HED wrap around front porch, Outside storage Repos, Slow Credit, Past Bankruptcy OK!
Sw. ith electricity, 1 acre lot perfect for Push, Pull or Drag, Will Trade Anything!
BR 1BA Fully Furnished Apt. re Cyress, very gardening. Four inch well, plus city water. First Pament 30 Days Out!
sewer/garbage incl. free laundry mat, $450 + Central heat and air.
dep (no elect. dep) 850-573-6062 i p $48,000 Hyundai2007
2/1 Furn. Alt. Near Hosp, Clean, in p c Azera Limited:
No pets, W/D supplied orSilver,68kmiles
2/1 Furn. MH Wooded, pvt drive, deep 4 doord conditioner, pow68k miles,
well, sun deck, clean, no pets. dep. req. everything, heated seat,
850-718-5089/482-4172 4 : 1 everything, heated seat,
e 850- e n718- 5089/482 et e417q Sirius radio, sunroof, new tires and under KB.
4BR 2BA DWMH : 1143 Fairview, 6.5 $12,000. Call 334-618-2145 or 334-798-5714
BPARTMENS Ar NtilaeIn tn nE acres, all util. underground, work- Lexus'00 RX300 all wheel drive, leather interi-
S&2 BR Apartments available in town near sh ut /eec all app. lots of or, towing package, 6-disc CD changer & more!
Chipola. Water/garb/ sewer incl. No pets. 850- upgrades, $149,000 859-333-8989 Needs some work but in great shape $2,800
526-8392/209-5620 "j ".A"I Call Jason 334-791-2598 or Jon 334-790-5217.
2BR/1BA, apt., in town, $450. mo. No pets. 850- RECREATION Lexus '06 IS 250 AWD, loaded, 74,000 miles,
557-2000 for more info. 850-526-5621
2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSES AV G TS AR Lincoln 1997 Towncar -
Chipola River Townhouses Suzuki 2006 Eiger Quadrunner: 4WD, automatic 124,000 miles; cold air; sun-
850-482-1050/557-8560 4 trans, 400CC engine, excellent shape. roof. Great interior and exte-
tra.ns, 400CC engine, excellent shape nor new tires and brakes.
2BR Apartments for rent, Marianna area 850- $3,400. Call 334-308-1016 $2,750. Call 334-797-2422.
Now accepting applications for 2 & 3 BR Apts. .':J.- 1 Baja Monti Cristi, Clean Mercury 1999 Marquis 71,000 miles,
Call or come by.to pick up application ".'-*-to '-4 Boat, $18,500 or trade. black/brown, One owner,very good condition,
4445 Orchard Pointe Dr. Marianna $4,800, 334-618-3955
850-482-4259 Call 334-714-2700
HO SE F HPackages From
6407 Blue Springs Rd in Dellwood Community X trele $4,995
3/2 on approx. 1 acre of land carport, back pa- All Welded
tio, large shaded yard in great neighborhood. Ro t All Aluminum Boats
Side by side refrigerator, dishwasher, stove,
microwave, washer & dryer. $500 deposit, $650 www.xtremeindustries.com
mo. REFERENCES REQUIRED. 850-718-6019 I I :
11l 'J ia 'J~il i =-=-=---="="Baby Clothes-girl 0-12 mo. $30 bx, 850-693-3260
4BR 2BA house, 4484 Lime St. Marianna, $875 + Seadoo 2004 GTX 4-Tech Supercharged: Bed: twin, matt/boxsprings. $50. 850-526-9561.
deposit 850-718-6541 -e It has been garaged kept and has had Bicycle, mens, excel, cond. $ 65 850-482-4616
Austin ye & Associaregular m maintenance. It has 84 hours of run
SAustin Tyler & Associates time and is in excellent condition, runs like Butcher Block: maple 3'high $350. 850-593-2269
Quality Homes & Apartments new. $5,900.OBO Call or Text 334-343-2701. Camera deer cam: Olympus $25, 850-482-6545
"Property Management Is Our ONLY Business" Camera: Olympus $159 FIRM. Call 850-482-7665
Ridge, inc. pest and lawn. 2 car gar. updated & Chair on wheels, lite brown $20 850-557-5452
cared for. eat-in kitchen, dining, sunroom & I[ HII[ ( 4 Coffee tables-2-qlass top,$50. 850-693-3260.
family room. deck & patio. $1,500; 256-489-8200 Couch w/cooler& stereo $40 850-557-5452
Nicest in Marianna area! Nearly new 2BR/1BA 2000 Layton Ultralite Camper 25 ft. Drum set: minus bass. $200. 850-592-8769
Home $560 w/lease. Call 850-526-8367 New tires. Good condition, always covered. EASYRIDER MAGAZINES $2 ea, 850-352-2040
a :[of T-"H $3,500. Elliptical Exercise Machine As Is, controls do
Please leave message 334-805-3433. not work, but great for the movement, large,
2/1 in Alford, $350 + deposit 850-579- -..-..R 2007 fifth-wheel campe r, Reebok brand, $25, 334-699-6723 in Dothan
8882/850-209-1664/850-573-1851 -;: 27-foot, one slide,
2/1 Located in Sneads $350/month -| Like new, one owner, FALL WEDDING SUPPLIES: PRICES NEG!
S 850-573-0308 + arid 2001 Chevy Silverado, (30) Beautiful Gold Organza Table Overlays.
85- 0 "4-door, 1500 HD, with 5th "fits 90" table $90. All.
2 &3 BR MH's in wheel hitch, 88,000 miles. $25,500 for both. (70) Votive candle holders-goldish
Marianna & Sneads (850)209-8595. Call 334-794-3735 for more information., orange/yellow $60.
2 & 3BR Mobile Homes in Cottondale. Pop Up Camper 23ft.sleeps 7 '04 Rockwood (9) Dark Brown & Orange shimmer Tulle
NO PETS CH&A $325- $500/Month CH&A, Frig, screened porch, outside grill, 2 Rolls $15. All.
Roomate situation also available, spare tires, K-sz. & Q mattress heated, toilet (4) Large & Small Paper Lanterns "string
850-258-1594 Leave Message & shower, exc. cond $4,200. 334-796-2713 lights" $15.
Elegant Brown Flower Girl Baslket. $10.
3BR 2BA MH in country but close to town, $400 8M0d a M W 0omP ? Check out the C(lasifid Call or Text 334-432-5334 for pictures.
+ dep. 850-762-2305
Mercedes Benz '98 E320 Sedan:
One owner, silver with cream puff.
99k miles. See at Fort Rucker Lemon Lots.
$10,000. OBO. Call 334-347-7665
Nissan 2010 Maxima:
Garage kept, crimson
black w/ charcoal int.
16k hwy miles, 1-driver,
EAR non-smoker, w/rear
spoiler, mat set, blue
tooth, mp3, multi-disc, sun-roof, sharp-exc.
cond. Call for all extras on this car .
$23,000 Call 334-400-3736
Built, $21,999 or trade.
2004 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic FLHTCUI
black 9,800 miles $6000. Serious Buyers only! k
'08 Soft Tail Custom
black in color 4,800 mi.
Vances & Hines Pro
pipe, High Performance
filters, new battery,
lowering kit, 4-Helments, Racing Tuner
ASKING $9,800. 334-701-6968.
MOTORCYCLE-Boulevard '06 C90, 1,500CC-10-
500 miles, windshield, cobra pipes, backrest,
luggage rack, running boards, excellent condi-
tion, two helmets 334-621-8277
f ; Chevrolet '01 Tahoe LS,
Fully Loaded, Hunter
Green, Fender Flares,
Running Boards, Power
Seats, Heated Mirrors, No
Leaks or Mechanical Problems, Third Row Seat,
4WD, 5.3L V8, Really Good Condition, 186K
Miles, $7,000 Text for Pictures 334-618-7248
*. -TJ Jeep '03 Grand Cherokee,
l'" y ~ White, Leather Interior,
Fully Loaded, Heated
Ss Seats, V8, Good Condition,
No Mechanical Problems,
4WD, 162K Miles, $5,000,
Text for Pictures 334-618-7248
M Jeep '07 Wrangler:
p 2 door, excellent condi-
tion, Silver, 31k miles,
bikini top included, Ipod
port, gear rims.
Call 334-618-2145 or 334-798-5714
JEEP '08 Grand Cherokee
owned, Seiw. 5k mi. New
jmlljplt set tires. 93k Hwy mi.
Exc-Cond. By Local
owner.$13K. ($1500 be-
low book) Call 678-5333.
S7- Jeep '08 Wrangler X,
Sale: $15,800. NADA
Chevrolet 2010 Silverado: 1500 2WD, crew cab,
XFE, 5.3 with 6 speed auto, mint condition, fully
loaded, 21k miles, $26,500. Call 334-300-4631
Generator: 5250 Watt, $500 Firm. 334-702-9226
Generator TROY-BILT New, $500, 850-352-2040
Leaf Blower: Toro, electric $50. 850-352-2040
Mattress full size, pillow top. 850-209-4521
Mattress Q sz. w/ access. $120. 850-352-4181
Mirror w/shelves, $50. 850-693-3260.
Motorcycle Helmet, $175 OBO 334-790-0188
Pool Table w/standing rack $75. 850-272-1109
Porcelain Dolls (4) $20/each 850-482-7665
PS3 w/3games & 1 cont. $150 850-294-0933
Seat cover, bench, grey $25. 850-482-6545
Sink: Pedestal, New, $100 obo. 850-352-2040
Skim board, fiberglass $25. 850-482-6545
Table,butcherblock w/6 chairs $100 3347900188
Toolbox: Matco, for Ig. tools.$125. 850-352-2040
Tool Box "rolls" 11 drawers $150. 850-352-4181.
Trumpet:Yamaha great cond $350 850-209-3649
Twin Bed Set $100, 850-693-3260.
Vanity antique. White. $125, 850-209-4521
Washer & Dryer, Whirlpool $250 850-693-3260.
Wedding Dress size 18/20, Venus Bridal
brand, Pallas Athena style, great deal, easily al-
tered, beautiful! $75, 334-699-6723 in Dothan
Wedding gown, new, sz 16, $300 850-693-3260.
Workout System, Total Body $100 334-790-0188
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Dodge '69 Power Wagon 4x4 318, 4-spd.
Baby blue color. $2,500 obo. Call 334-726-1700
Ford 2010 F-150 Lariat Super Crew Cab 5 1/2 ft
bed w/bedliner and cap, sync, Sirius, back up
camera, heated and cooled seats, all power,
electric rear window, multi-disc CD player.
Beautiful truck, only 33,500 miles.
Ford '86 Bronco 2: 4x4,
runs and drives good,
no rust, blue. $2,500.
Ford '93 XLT Truck, 2 door, w/Diamond cut tool
box, 4 cyln. standard shift, $1000 OBO 850-209-
Toyota 2007 Tundra Double
Cab 2WD TRD SR5 w/5.7 V8.
l 59,850 miles. Red w/ beige
cloth int. Weathertech front
floor liners. Nfab step bars.
305/60/R18 BF Goodrich KM2
tires. 3"/1" level kit.
Flowmaster dual exhaust. New battery.
Never any trouble. $18200. 334-685-2883
VOLVO '96-DIESEL TRUCK, Good Condition
Asking price $10,000 OBO 334-695-1954
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CITY OF MARIANNA
NOTICE is hereby given to all interested per-
sons or firms that sealed bids will be accepted
by the Marianna City Clerk at Marianna City
Hall located at 2898 Green Street, Marianna,
Florida 32446 until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday,
September 6, 2012, for the following item:
BID NUMBER: PW 12-01
BID TITLE: Uniform Lease/Service
Bids will be opened and recorded at the City of
Marianna Commission Meeting Room at 2:00
p.m. on September 6, 2012.
Specifications and details may be obtained
from the City Clerk at Marianna City Hall be-
tween the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
Quotations SHALL be submitted in a sealed en-
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THE FIRM, NAME OF THE QUOTE, along with
the DATE AND TIME OF OPENING.
A list of bidders and award notice will be pub-
licly announced at the next scheduled meeting
of the City of Marianna City Commissioners fol-
lowing bid opening if possible. Bid award will
be made to the best bidder, but the right is re-,
served to reject any or all bids.
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From Page 2B
Wake said. "I consider my-
self one of those guys."
The Dolphins also expect
to be strong inside, where
the 4-3 alignment allows
them to double up with
Paul Soliai and Randy
Starks. Each has made
the Pro Bowl, and at a
combined 650 pounds,
they're the biggest reasons
the defense should be
. "In the scheme that we
play, to have two interior
dominant players is
absolutely key," Coyle said.
"It forces the offense into
situations where they can't
single blockthem, and then
we'll have our linebackers
freer to the football, which
is what we want. They're
guys that can not only eat
up blockers, but they can
make plays as well. That's
what we're counting on
them to do. We have to
be really strong inside
for us to be successful on
The Dolphins ranked
third in the NFL in run de-
fense last year, giving up
just 3.7 yards per carry. A
repeat performance would
put the defense in a po-
sition to force mistakes,
"That gives you a start-
ing point," he said. "If you
can make a team get into a
situation where they have
to throw the ball, and they
can't knock you around
for 4 or 5 yards on first
down on a consistent ba-
sis, I think that gives your
defensive play-calling an
While the front seven
returns mostly intact, the
shaky secondary has un-
dergone a shakeup. Safety
Yeremiah Bell, a five-year
starter, was released in
March at age 34, and cor-
nerback Vontae Davis was
traded after losing his No.
1 job in training camp to
newcomer Richard Mar-
shall, who has. 17 career
From Page 2B
"There's only one wayto respond
to it," receiver Mike Thomas said.
"You either respond to it or you
go in the tank. Everybody knows
what happens when you go in the
tank in this league."
The Jaguars know all about that,
having missed the playoffs four
consecutive seasons and 10 of the
last 12 years.
Last year was one of the worst
in franchise history. Starting quar-
terback David Garrard was cut
five days before the opener, Del
Rio was fired after a 3-8 start and
owner Wayne Weaver sold the
team to billionaire Shad Khan the
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to win," Nicks said. "We're
trying to shock teams,
kind of like Detroit did
after their few years
of not doing so good
and how San Francisco
shocked the world last
season. We're trying to
do something like that,
bringing in veteran guys,
skill guys, Pro Bowlers.
"It's going to be fun to
see what we do out there."
Freeman shed 20
pounds during the offsea-
son and also reported to
training camp sporting a
stylish new haircut, eager
to put a disappointing
season behind him.
A year after having
one of the league's best
tions ratios with 25 TDs
and only six picks while
nearly leading the Bucs to
a playoff berth, the 6-foot-
threw for 16 touchdowns
vs. 22 interceptions.
Tampa Bay's defense
also shouldered part of
the responsibility for the
club's collapse following a
4-2 start. The Bucs yield-
ed a NGL-worst and fran-
chise-record 494 points,
while also finishing 30th
among 32 teams in yards
allowed and dead last in
Jacksonville finished 5-11, most-
ly because they had the league's
Mularkey was hired to turn
Although his first season in Jack-
sonville got off to a shaky start
- star running back Maurice
Jones-Drew skipped offseason
workouts and training camp, and
first-round draft pick Justin Black-
mon was arrested on a DUI charge
- Mularkey believes all the pieces
are in place to compete in the AFC
It starts with quarterback Blaine
Gabbert. Gabbert started 14 games
as a rookie and was downright aw-
ful at times. He looked scared in
the pocket and misfired more of-'
ten than he connected. He had the
worst QB rating in the league while
rushing defense, sacks
and turnover margin.
"Reality is a beast, and
last year was reality," two-
time Pro Bowl right guard
Davin Joseph said, noting
players reported this
summer with a renewed
determination to do
whatever's necessary to
"If you don't commit to
the offseason, if you don't
have structure, you don't
have discipline, you're not
going to be very good,"
the seventh-year pro
added. "I think reality
hit a lot of guys last year
on potentially how short
your career can be with-
out wins and potentially
how miserable football
can be without wins. A lot
of guys are committed to
putting football firsftnow.
That's exactly what we
Joseph suffered a
season-ending right knee
injury in the third pre-
season game. But Schiano
remains confident the
Bucs can get the job done.
throwing for 2,214 yards, with 12
touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
He also was sacked 40 times.
Mularkey, offensive coordinator
Bob Bratkowski and quarterbacks
coach Greg Olson spent the offsea-
son breaking down every aspect
of Gabbert's game, tweaking his
footwork, honing his mechanics
and getting him more confident
with the pass rush.
"We're seeing quite a bit of im-
provement on a day-to-day ba-
sis with Blaine," Bratkowski said.
"Blaine is the most improved play-
er that I see out here on offense."
It helps that he has more talent
The Jaguars signed Laurent Rob-
inson to a five-year, $32.5 million
contract in March and then select-
ed fellow receiver Justin Blackmon
with the fifth overall pick in April's
The team also is counting on
tight end Marcedes Lewis, who
signed a $35 million contract af-
ter a breakout season in 2010,
to return to form. Lewis had 39
receptions for 460 yards and no
touchdowns last year, admittedly
distracted by his child-custody
case going on across the country
in Los Angeles.
The offense probably would be
even better if and when Jones-
Drew returns. Jones-Drew led the
NFL in rushing with 1,606 yards
last season, but has stayed away
from the team while seeking a
new contract. The Jaguars insist
they're not going to renegotiate
with a player who has two years
remaining on his contract.
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