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Title: Jackson County Floridan
Alternate title: Sunday Floridan
Portion of title: Floridan
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Jackson County Floridan
Publisher: Chipola Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Marianna Fla
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Newspapers -- Jackson County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Jackson -- Marianna
Coordinates: 30.776389 x -85.238056 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
General Note: "Independent."
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Preceded by: Times-courier (Marianna, Fla. : 1947)
Preceded by: Marianna Floridan

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Drug task force still seeking 2 suspects


Of three suspects wanted by the
Jackson County Drug Task Force late
last week, two remain at large.
As reported in the Florilank, Sun-
day, Jan. 27 edition, the JCDTF re-
cently conducted an undercover

investigation with Lynwood Bruce
Garrett as the target.
Officers report they were able to
purchase a quantity of powder co-
caine from Garrett and a warrant was
issued for his arrest in Jackson
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office
confirmed by phone Wednesday that

Garrett was arrested over the weekend
without incident at his Greenwood
Still wanted are Earnest Lidell Young
of Graceville and Erin Elizabeth
Murray of Chattahoochee.
Warrants have been issued for
Young's arrest in Jackson County on
five counts of sale of a controlled

substance, marijuana.
Murray is sought on an outstanding
warrant for obtaining a prescription
through fraud.
Anyone with information as to
their whereabouts is asked to call
the Jackson County Sheriff's Office
at 850-482-9648 or Crime Stoppers at


Local area readies for

arrival of 'snowbirds'

The graveyard at St. Luke's Episcopal Church is one stop on an upcoming day trip for "snowbirds" coming in from their
winter homes in Panama City to visit Jackson County.

Jackson, Washington County TDCs plan adventure tours


Jackson and Washington County
Tourist Development Councils
have teamed up to target a niche
market of potential tourists. They
want to convince "snowbirds" to
spend some time inland while
they winter in Panama City.
The two councils have put to-
gether packages in their respective
communities. Tourists who sign
up for the inland adventures will
have a chance to ride into Mari-
anna or Washington County on
a Rock and Roll Transit bus each
-Monday in February for a day in
the community they choose.
The tours will come to Jackson
County one week and Washing-
ton County the next, alternating
throughout the month. .Jackson
County will be the host in the first
tour in the series, on Feb. 4, and
will receive tourists again on Feb.
18. Washington County tours are
set for Feb. 11 and 25. Rock and
Roll Transit is an established busi-
ness with locations in several cit-
ies around the country. Its web-
site can be viewed at www.rock


"This brings a wider exposure to our area and we have an
opportunity to make these winter resident more aware of
Jackson County and maybe entice those who do take the tour
to spend another day here in the future."
Pam Fuqua,
Jackson County Tourist Development Council director

Washington County is handling
the contract with the provider.
The.tours will cost $35 for each
rider, payable by cash or check.
The money will be due the day of
the tour, but riders must make ad-
vance reservations. To do so, they'll
call the Washington County Tour-
ist Development Council at 850-
638-6013 or the Jackson County
Tourist Development Council at
The Jackson County trips will in-
clude a guided tour of the public
cave at Florida Caverns State Park.
The riders will lunch in downtown
Marianna and then tour some his-
toric homes and other sites before
they head back to the beaches.
The Washington County trips
will include a guided tour of the
waterfalls and sinkholes at Falling


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Waters State Park south of Chipley.
Riders on that tour will also stop
at the Washington County Histori-
cal Society Museum in downtown
Chipley, visit the Moss Hill Church
in Vernon and end their day with a
tour of the Three Oaks Winery and
gift shop.
According to a press release
from the Jackson County Tourist
Development Council, the tours
are part of a cooperative effort
made by those entities and a group
of resort and restaurant managers
on the beach. The beach business-
es are hoping the tours will entice
their winter visitors to extend their
stay in the region because of these
additional and convenient oppor-
tunities to see more of northwest
See TOURS, Page 5A


) STATE...5A

Cottondale man

charged with

criminal mischief


A Cottondale man has
been charged with fel-
ony criminal mischief,
accused of damaging a
truck, computer and rifle
that belonged to a woman
who had lived with him
but who was moving out
of the home they shared
on the date of the alleged
incident last August.
Larry Edward Rushin,
41, of 1969 Cutchins Road
in Cottondale, was arrest-
ed on the charge on Mon-
day and was released the
next day on a $5,000 bond
to await further action in
his case. He was ordered

to have no contact with
the alleged victim.
According to the com-
plaint filed
against him
Sby the Jack-
son County
Office, the
woman al-
Rushin leges that
she and
Rushin started arguing as "
she was packing her be-
longings with the help of
a friend. She said Rushin
accused her of stealing
the cellphone of someone
he knew. The woman said
she, instead, had found
See CHARGED, Page 5A




Luis Aviles and Ed Reeder with the Marianna Public Works
Department remove a dead pine tree that fell into the
intersection of Lucian Street and Walnut Lane Wednesday
afternoon. Road and utility crews began to scramble shortly
after midday, responding to reports of felled trees and
downed power lines in multiple locations throughout the
area. The damage resulted from strong winds preceding
a cold front moving through the area. A spokesperson for
Jackson County Road & Bridge said that between noon and
3:30 p.m. Wednesday, they had already responded to calls of
trees down on seven different roads in the county and two
calls involving damage to electrical lines or utility poles.




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Circulation Manager Dena Oberski

Telephone: 850-526-3614
FAX: 850-482-4478
Email: editorial@jcfloridan.com
Mailing Address:
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Street Address:
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Marianna, FL32446
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Community Calendar

St. Anne Thrift Store Hours 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays at 4285 Second Ave. in
Marianna. Toys/clothing sale: Buy one; get one
(same or lesser value) for free. Call 482-3734.
) Tools to Quit Class-11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Com-
munity Room of the Jackson Hospital Hudnall
Building. Curriculum is written by ex-smokers,
free patches, gum and/or lozenges available. Call
) Marianna Kiwanis Club Meeting Noon at
Jim's Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna.
Call 482-2290.
) Job Club Noon-3 p.m. at the Goodwill Career
Training Center, 4742 Highway 90, Marianna. Learn
job seeking/retention skills: get job search assis-
tance. Call 526-0139.
Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion,
8-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Cale-
donia St., Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance
limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking;
papers will not be signed.

Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
First Friday Power Breakfast-7-9:30 a.m. at the
Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center.
Guest speakers: House Speaker Pro Tempore Marti
Coley and Senate President Don Gaetz. This will be
an interactive Q&A forum. Call 482-8060.
) Knitters Nook-lO a.m. at the Jackson County
Public Library, Marianna branch. New and experi-
enced knitters are welcomed. Call 482-9631.
) Internet/E-mail Basic Computer Class, Part
2 Noon-3 p.m. at the Goodwill Career Training
Center, 4742 Highway 90, Marianna. Learn basic
use of the internet, how to send/receive emails, and
how to protect your computer. Call 526-0139.
) 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, 573-1131.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

n 6th Annpal Chipola College Future Educators
Club Teacher Workshop 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in
the Literature/Language (Building Z), Chipola Col-
lege, Marianna. Teachers and students interested in
a career in education are invited to attend. R.S.V.P.
to Casey Bush at bushc@chipola.edu or 718-2449.
Alford Community Health Clinic Hours 10
a.m. until last patient is seen, at 1770 Carolina St. in
Alford. The free clinic for income-eligible patients
without medical insurance treats short-term
illnesses and chronic conditions. Appointments
available (call 263-7106 or 209-5501); walk-ins
Welcome. Sign in before noon.
) Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting 4:30-
5:30 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

Sweet Sensations: A Red Carpet Affair"-
6 p.m. at the Jackson County Agricultural Center.
This is a fashion show sponsored by The Marianna
Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma. Hospitality hour
begins at 6 p.m. followed by the fashion show at 7
p.m. Donations are $15. Call 718-3315.

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
) Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting 8 p.m. in the
board room of Campbellton-Graceville Hospital,
5429 College Drive, Graceville.

Employability Workshop, Common Job Search
Mistakes to Avoid-2:30 p.m. at Marianna One Stop
Career Center. Call 718-0326.
) Reception and Program Honoring Jackson
County Teacher of the Year, Rookie Teacher of
the Year and School Related Employee of the
Year-4:15 p.m. at Marianna High School. Reception
will begin at 4:15p.m. followedby the Program at 5
p.m. Call 482-1200 ext. 276.
Jackson County Quilter's Guild Meeting
5:30-7:30 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
)) City of Jacob Monthly Meeting-6 p.m. at the
Jacob City Hall. Public is welcome to attend. Call
) Central Jackson Relay for Life Committee
Meeting- 6 p.m. at Milk & Honey Frozen Yogurt,
4767 Highway 90 in Marianna. Meetings are
planned for the first Monday of'each month prior
to the April event. Volunteers needed. Contact
angelaparker30@gmail.com or 573-5353.
) Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.

n St. Anne Thrift Store Hours 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays at 4285 Second Ave. in
Marianna. Toys/clothing sale: Buy one; get one
(same or lesser value) for free. Call 482-3734.
) East Jackson County Economic Development
Council Meeting-9:30 EST at 8 South Main St.
in Chattahoochee. Dick D'Alemberte Realty will be
recognized as Business of the Month for February.
The public is encouraged to attend.
n Optimist Club of Jackson County Meeting
- Noon at Jim's Buffet & Grill in Marianna.
Orientation -Noon-3 p.m. at Goodwill Career
Training Center, 4742 Highway 90, Marianna. Learn
about and register for free services. Call 526-0139.
Sewing Circle 1 p.m. at Jackson County Senior
Citizens, 2931 Optimist Drive in Marianna. Call

) Employability Workshop, Using Labor Market
Information-2:30 p.m. at Marianna One Stop
Career Center. Call 718-0326.
) Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

))Early Learning Coalition of Northwest
Florida Executive Committee Meeting-11 a.m.
at Coalition Regional Family Success Office
Three, 703 West 15th St., Suite A, Panama City.
Conference call 1-888-670-3525, guest code
4998489399; For additional information call 747-
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 12-1
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
)Small business seminar "Business Plans"-
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Chipola College in Room
M-108 of the Business and Technology building.
The seminar will help participants discover which
business type is best suited for their personality,
and how to create a working business model to
obtain financing and create a successful business. -
Call 718-2441 or email seversone@chipola.edu.

))Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show-8:30 a.m.
at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds Dothan,
AL. This event will offer farmers the opportunity to
view products and services of more than 70 exhibi-
tors. Call 526-2590.
) Job Club Noon-3 p.m. at the Goodwill Career
Training Center, 4742 Highway 90, Marianna. Learn
job seeking/retention skills; get job search assis-
tance. Call 526-0139.
) Marianna Kiwanis Club Meeting Noon at
Jim's Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna.
Call 482-2290,
) Employability Workshop, What Employers
are Looking For-2:30 p.m. at Marianna One Stop
Career Center. Call 718-0326.
Bullying Inservice for Parents-3:30 p.m. at
Marianna High School Auditorium, for all interested
parents of students attending Malone, Marianna
Middle, Marianna High and Jackson Alternative
Schools. Babysitting will be provided. Call 482-
V VFW & Ladies Auxiliary Meeting 6 p.m. at
2830 Wynn St. in Marianna. Covered-dish supper
followed by a 7 p.m. business meeting. Call372-
)Davis and Dow Jazz Quartet-7 p.m. at the
Chipola Center for the Arts. Tickets are $14 for
adults and $10 for children under 18. Tickets for
Chipola students and employees are $5 the day
of the show. Tickets are available online at www.
chipola.edu, or call 718-2257.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion,
8-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Cale-
donia St., Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance
limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking;
papers will not be signed,

The submission deadline for this calendar is two days before publication. Submit to: Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan, P. O. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447,
email editorial@jcfloridan.com, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.

Police Roindup

Marianna Police
The Marianna Police
Department listed the following
incidents f6r Jan. 29, the latest
available report: One accident
with injury, three suspicious
persons, one burglary, one
verbal disturbance, four burglar
alarms, 13 traffic stops, one lar-
ceny complaint, one property
damage report, three public
service calls, one patrol request
and one threat/harassment

Jackson County
Sheriff's Office
The Jackson County Sheriff's
Office and county fire/rescue
reported the following incidents
for Jan. 29, the latest available

report: One accident, four
abandoned vehicle reports,
one reckless driver, three
suspicious vehicle reports, one
suspicious incident, one arrest
.-.___. associated
.- Ji with special
,'- detail, one
'rCIIME escort, two
S- burglaries,
one physi-
cal disturbance, three verbal
disturbances, one pedestrian
complaint, one prowler, five
woodland fire calls, 21 medi-
cal calls, two traffic crashes,
two burglar alarms, one panic
alarm, one report of shooting
in the area, eight traffic stops,
one larceny complaint, one
criminal mischief complaint,
one civil dispute, one tres-
pass complaint, one found or
abandoned property report,

two animal complaints, three
fraud complaints, two assists
of motorists or pedestrians,
two assists of other agencies,
two public service calls, one
criminal registration, two wel-
fare checks, one transport, four
threat/harassment complaints
and one forgery/worthless
check complaint.

Jackson County
Correctional Facility
The following persons were
booked into the county jail
during the latest reporting
) Julie Adams, 42, 3916 Laiks-
pun Circle, Marianna, violation
of state probation.
) Austin King, 24, 5322 Van
Doren Ave., New Port Richey,
driving while license suspended

or revoked.
) Bernardo Tepole, 32, 32
School Drive, Clio, Ala., no valid
driver's license.
) Tommy Jackson, 21, 1469
Jays Trail, Grand Ridge, posses-
sion of marijuana with intent to
distribute, possession of con-
trolled substance (meth), pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
) Ritchie Cooper, 21, 2036
Gorrie Ave., Sneads, possession
of listed chemicals.
) Heather Stewart, 37, 2178
Ashleigh Lane, Grand Ridge,
child abuse-two counts, aggra-
vated assault.

Jail Population: 221
To report a crime, call CrimeStoppers
at 526-5000 or a local law enforcement
To report a wildlife violation, call 1-888-
404-FWCC (3922).

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Jackson Alternative School names employees of the year

Special to the Floridan

Mrs. Brenda Jones, principal, at
Jackson Alternative School, and staff
want to introduce the school's teach-
er and school-related employee of
the school year 2012-13.
Ray Lawson is Jackson Alterna-
tive School's Teacher of the Year for
2013. This is his fourth year with the
school district and JAS. He started his
career in education in 2007 as an in-
structional aide at Leon High School
in Tallahassee where he stayed for
two years. He came to JAS in 2009
as a paraprofessional and held that
title for two more years. Lawson
holds a Bachelor's Degree in Human
Performances and Health, which
he received while attending'and
playing football at Union College in
Barbourville, Ky. He is certified in

Exceptional Student Education K-
12, Physical Education K-12 and
Health K-12. Currently, Lawson is
teaching in the Center for the Ad-
vancement of Children's Learning
program where he is responsible for
all subjects in grades three through
five, providing quality education
and behavior support for all his
students. Before returning home to
Marianna he coached two years at
Leon High School. While at Leon, he
volunteered with the Leon County
Special Olympics. For the past four
years, after tle school day finished,
Mr. Lawson served as the Head J.V
football coach at Marianna High
Lawson is married to Lauren
Herring Lawson and is the fa-
ther of his one-year-old daugh-
ter Hadley and his five-week-old

daughter Emmalyn.
Tammy Barrentine is Jackson Al-
ternative School's School-Related
Employee of the Year for the School
Year 2012-2013. She has been work-
ing at Jackson Alternative School for
10 years. In the 10 years with JAS, the
third- and fourth-graders have been
fortunate to have her assistance.
Barrentine enjoys working with all
the staff and always puts the'needs
of the students first.
Barrentine is married to Jamie Bar-
rentine. They have three children,
Tori Barrentine Joyner of Grand
Ridge, Brooke Barrentine of Eufaula,
Ala., and Colin Barrentine who is
a junior at Marianna High School.
She has two grandchildren, Skyler
and Addyson, and another one due
in July. In her free time she enjoys
spending time with her family.

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Shown (from left) are Principal Brenda Jones, Tammy
Barrentine, JAS School-Related Employee of the Year and Ray
Lawson, JAS Teacher of the Year.

Snes Elementary Schoolreleases honor roll

Special to the Floridan

Sneads Elementary
School has released its
honor rolls for the second
nine-week term.
First Grade
SA Honor Roll Aidan
Arnold, Eli Barfoot, Isaiah
Barnes, Constance Bartle,
Gabbi Bellamy, MJ Bram-
lette, Jordan Brogdon, Em-
ily Brown, Tara Cloud, Tris-
tian Cloud, Tatum Conrad,
John Dolan, Nicolas Dykes,
Michael Eubanks, Nico-
las Eubanks, Grace Fierro,
Morgan Folsom, Jayiah
Gardner, Tate Glover, Cait-
lin Graham, Rea Green,
Hayley Guy, Kenley Hall,
Nicolas Hill, Ronan How-
ell, Brailyn Jackson,. Delv-
ron Jackson, Kaliah John-
son, Shontavia Johnson,
Ariah Jones, Chloe King,
Trevor Kirkland, Emily'
Lamoureaux, Keivona Lee
Cole Lewis, Nicholas Lut-
terman, Jamaar Mathis,
Nickson Milsapp, Gabbi
Neel, Makinlee Palmer, Ja-
son Patterson, Jake Porter,
Jadyn Riano, Logan Rob-
inson, Mary Grace Rog-
ers, Spenser 'Ruff, Gabbi
Sellers, Ely Simpson, Lana
Smith, Ella Sprouse and
Aven Tyus.
SA/B Honor Roll Si-
moin Allen, Caden Bailey,
Kurdiss Baker, Kaden Bax-
ter, Noah Boydstun, Olivia
Cook, Sabrina Cook, Mar-.
quanCruse, HaydenDeese,
Morgan Dykes, Maddox
Faircloth, Gabby Hagin,
Kaylee Harrison, Chay-
ton McAlpin, Kylie Mejia,
Mercy .Nelson, La'Kaylah

Patterson, Jimmy Price,
Craig Pringle, Isaiah Sapp
and Kevin Vinson.
Second Grade
) A Honor Roll Eliza-
beth Arnold, Levi Burke,
Rubin Dunaway, Mor-
gan Edwprds, Lily Glover,
Katharina Hamilton, De-
siree Harris, Mckenzie
Hinson, Kaliah Jones, Ki-
erstyn Jones, Tristan Jones,
Karina Lopez, Aedan Lu-
cas, Jermaine Mathis, Levi
McDaniel, Rose McDaniel,
Caden Mercer, Bailee Neel,
Elonnie Reid, Fernie Rich-
ards, Peyton Thompson,
Andrew Tindall and Land-
on Wagner.
SA/B Honor Roll Coo-
per Alexander, Luke Allen,
Alex Benton, Om Bhakta,
Aiden Burch, Trisha Cook,
Jack Froelich, Braden Ga-
ble, Emilie Ganstine, Kade
Glisson, Elliahna Goodin,
Kaylee Grammer, Jalandria
Granberry, Nevin Hall, Re-
anna Harrell, Avil Jackson,
Marissa Jackson, Amarion
Johnson, Montana John-
son,' Chase' King, Trevor
Knebel, Tirzah Mosley,
Carson Neel, Cooper Neel,
Ryan O'Pry, Brian Page,
James Parramore, Brandon
Peaden, Alexus Peraza, Mi-
cal Potts, Alyssa Rabon,
Madison Ragston, Robert
Reynolds, Miranda Rogers,
Jesse Rosenberger, Ma-
son Rowell, Makala Scott,
Breanna Sexton, Kilik
Simmons, Kylie Stephens,
k1olby Stidam, Garrett
Thompson, Jared Thomp-
son, Haley Williford and

Third Grade
) A Honor Roll Kala
Brown, Jackson Hathcock,
Samuel Heidelberger,
Seth Petersen, Nalainee
Pitts, Erica Rhodes, Walker
Robbirds, Aaron Rogers,
Isabela Varnum and Jaden
) A/B Honor Roll An-
tonio Alday, Jacob Alday,
Sunshine Ayers, Colton
Barfield, Devin Barnes,
Mclane Baxter, Blake Ben-
ton, Natalie Benton, Janki
Bhakta, Emily Brady,.Mi-
kaelin Branch, Peyton
Brown, Marlee Carpen-
ter, Nika Carroll, Katelyn
Chumley, Heather El-
dridge, Brennan Faircloth,
Karson Gainer, Samuel
Godwin, Ryan Grover,
Ashona Hardy, Kennady
Harrell, Taylor Reese How-
ell, John Hurst, Lillian
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McDaniel, TJ McNealy, Au-
tumn Mercer, Hunter Mer-
cer, Lily Miller, Brandon
Moctezuma; Landon No-
bles, Jack O'Brian, Rushi
Patel, Jaycee Stephens,
Skylar Thaxton, Kimberly
Vinson, Destinee White
Stacey White, Destiny Wil-
liams and TrevonWilliams.
Fourth Grade
SA Honor Roll Meg
Alexander, Hannah Cano-
Garcia, Katelynn Dunaway,
Macy Emmons, Paydon
Grooms, Bowden How-
ell, Parker McCord, Bella
McDaniel, Alexis Money-
ham, Ethan Stephens, Em-
ily Stone and Annemarie
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Samantha Adkins, Russell
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riya Baker, Kilee Bowen,
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Bradley Timms, Makaila
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Luke Wilson and Morgan
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ley, Michaela Edenfield,
Faith Hardin, Savana Lew-
is, Maegan Lucas, Colton
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liet Cooley, Kevin Eldridge,
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Cottondale High School

Maloy selected as youth

correspondent for

journalism conference

Special to the Floridan

Samantha Maloy of Al-
ford and a student at Cot-
tondale High School has
been nominated to repre-
sent Florida as a National
Youth. Correspondent
to the 2013 Washington
Journalism and Media
Conference at George
Mas6n University to be
held July 7-12.
Maloy has been award-
ed the opportunity to
join a select group of 250
students from across the
country to participate in
an. intensive week-long
study of journalism and
media, Maloy was cho-
sen based on academic
accomplishments and
a demonstrated interest
and excellence in journal-
ism and media studies.
National Youth Corre-
spondents participate in
hands-on, experiential
learning through deci-
sion-making simulations
that challenge them to
solve problems and ex-
plore the creative, practi-
cal, and ethical tensions

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and media. The experi-
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Presenters include
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CEO's of major media
outlets, researchers and
recent college graduates
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field. Last year's confer-
ence included Hoda Kotb,
Chuck Todd, Brian Lamb
and Neil Leifer.
With distinguished fac-
ulty, guest speakers and
direct access to elite D.C.
practitioners, the Wash-
ington Journalism and
Media Conference offers
aspiring journalists, an
unparalleled _experience.
The week-long program,
held at George Mason
University's state-of-the-
art campus,. encourages
and inspires young lead-
ers from across the coun-
try who desire a unique
experience focused on
successful careers in this
dynamic industry.

Gas prices are going up. Here are
the least expensive places to buy
gas in Jackson County, as of
'Wednesday afternoon.
L $3.34, McCoys Food Mart,
2823 Jefferson St., Marianna
2. $3.39, BP, 5184 U.S. 231 S.,
3 $3.39, Chipola Mart, 4195
Lafayette St., Marianna
4. $3.39. Dixie Food & Gas, 1757
U.S. 231 S., Alford
5.$39. Milco/Exon, 1348 U.S.
60, Grand Ridge
6. $3.39, Murphy Oil, 2255 U.S.
71 S., Marianna
7. $3.39, Pilot. 2209 U.S. 71,
8. $3.39. Travel Center. 2112 U.S.
71 S., Marianna
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The Pilot Club of Marianna
hosted a Leadership Training
Session on Saturday Jan.
12 at Saint Lukes Episcopal
Church. Marianna members
served breakfast and lunch
to members from clubs
In the Northwest Florida
area. Florida Pilot District
Governor Rene Naughton
was In attendance and
lead the training session.
Twenty one members from
Tallahassee, Marlanna,
Quincy, De Funiak Springs,
Panama City and Pensacola
attended. It was a great
experience for those who
wish to move up to leadership
in Pilot. Everyone shared
Ideas on how to make their
club bigger and better.
Anyone Interested In more.
Information on Pilot Club,
please feel free to call Margie
Mullins at 526-5701 or
any other Pilot Members.


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Midland City Shooting Update

Suspected shooter had prior firearm-related arrest


The man believed to be respon-
sible for shooting a bus driver on
Tuesday near Midland City and
holding a young child hostage
had at least two prior firearm-re-
lated arrests.
Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, who al-
legedly killed a school bus driver
6n Tuesday afternoon before

taking a small child with him
into an underground bunker at
his residence on Private Road
1539 in Midland City, was sched-
uled to face trial Wednesday on a
misdemeanor menacing charge.
Court records indicate the Dale
County Sheriff's Office arrested
Dykes on Dec. 22.
Dykes' neighbor, James Edward
Davis Jr., told the Dothan Eagle
that Dykes pulled a gun on him

and his daughter on Dec. 10.
According to Davis and other
neighbors, Dykes was upset
because he believed Davis had
driven in his yard.
Neighbors said Dykes had only
lived at the Midland City address
for about a year.
Prior to that, Dykes spent time
in Texas and Panama City, Fla.
According to Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement

records, Dykes was arrested in
Panama City in 1995 for im-
proper exhibition of dangerous
weapons or firearms, a first-de-
gree misdemeanor.
Florida law defines the charge
as exhibiting a weapon "in a
rude, careless, angry or threat-
ening manner" in the presence
of another person.
The records show the arrest
occurred Feb. 2, 1995, and the

charges' were dismissed for ad-
ministrative reasons on June 22.
The Bonifay Police Depart-
ment arrested Dykes in 2000 for
possession of marijuana under
20 grams, which was also a first-
degree misdemeanor.
Dykes pleaded no contest to
the marijuana charge.
The law enforcement records
list Dykes' occupation as land

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Chad Case
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J Scoutmaster Bill Kleinhans blows out the candles on his
surprise birthday cake.

Troop 3 prepares for chili dinner fundraiser

Special to the Floridan

Troop 3 Boy Scouts, chartered by
the Marianna Optimist Club, are'
preparing now for their 31st annual
chili dinner fundraiser scheduled for
Feb. 25, 4-7 p.m., at the First United
Methodist Church Youth Building
in Marianna. Along with the deli-
cious chili, a dessert and drink are
included. Details were discussed at a
recent meeting.
STickets for the chili dinner are $5.
Guests may eat at the church or take
their chili meals home with them,
and Troop 3 Scouts will be available
to provide service to all guests. All

proceeds will be used to help each
of the Scouts in Troop 3 with the ex-
penses of attending camps, needed
supplies and participating in a wide
variety of special activities together.
Troop 3 Boy Scouts and leaders will
be selling the tickets in the next few
weeks. For more information on how
to get your tickets, call Scoutmaster
Bill Kleinhans at 526-2897.
Also at this meeting, Scouts worked
together on practicing their knot-ty-
ing skills. Older scouts helped the
younger and less experienced Scouts
on techniques of the clove hitch knot
and other knots used regularly by
Scouts during their campouts and

activities together.
Prior to the adjournment of the
meeting, Scouts surprised Scout-
master Kleinhans, "Mr. K," with a
cake and sang to honor him on his
birthday. Kleinhans has mentored
countless young men in their jour-
ney through Scouting and life. Troop
3 Scouts, leaders and parents were
thankful to get to honor "Mr. K" on
his special day.
. The Marianna Optimist Club is the
chartering organization for Troop 3
Boy Scouts. For more information
about how to purchase chili tickets
for the fundraiser, call Scout Master
Bill Kleinhans at 526-2897.

Senior Patrol Leader Levin
Berry presents "Mr. K" with a
birthday card signed by Troop
3 Scouts and families.



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Special to the Floridan

Throughout 2013, Covenant .Hos-
pice will celebrate its 30th anniver-
sarywith various events and celebra-
tions in memory of the more than
80,000 patients who the nonprofit
organization has had the honor
serving. Beginning with the original
vision of the founders and extending
to today, Covenant Hospice remains
a nonprofit, charity organization
and continues to provide care to all
patients facing end-of-life issues, re-
gardless of the ability to pay.
"Our covenant remains to do our
very best to add life into days, when
days can no longer be added to life,"
says Dale O. Knee, Covenant Hospice
president and CEO.

In 1980, five hospitals in the Pen-
sacola area, including the Naval hos-
pital, appointed a volunteer steering
committee to develop a community
based, nonprofit hospice program.
Through their concerted efforts, a
nonprofit 501 (c)(3) corporation,
Hospice of Northwest Florida Inc.,
was chartered by the state of Florida,
with the corporate office located in
On Dec. 15, 1983, Florida officials
issued a license to begin operations
as a free-standing hospice and the
first patient was admitted in Janu-
ary 1984. The corporate name was
changed to Covenant Hospice, Inc.
in 2001 to better reflect the "prom-
ise" of care provided to patients
and families. In 1991, the Marianna

branch office was officially opened.
Covenant Hospice remains fully
accredited by the Joint Commission
with "deemed Medicare status" and
is now authorized to serve a total of
50 counties in Alabama and Florida
combined. Today, Covenant Hospice
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patients a day, as well as the loved
ones of current and past patients,
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profit hospices in the nation. Cov-
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Law enforcement officers in tactical gear gather on a road leading to the home where Tuesday's school bus shooting suspect
is barricaded in a bunker with a young child as a hostage.

Boy remains held hostage

by gunman in bunker

BY MATT ELOFSON Olson told the media late Wednes-
melofson@dothaneagle.com day that the shooter had fled the
bus after the shooting with a "small
Law enforcement officers dressed child."
in tactical gear could be seen walk- A Dale County Schools statement
ing up a private dirt road in Pinck- said authorities were doing every-
ard on Wednesday as they continue thing possible to ensure the safe
to try to rescue young boy believed release of the abducted 6-year-old
to be held hostage inside a bunker kindergarten student.
by a man who witnesses say shot a As a result of the shooting, schools
school bus driver on Tuesday. in both Dale County and Ozark will
Dozens of law enforcement ve- be closed for the remainder of the
hides, including more than one week.
mobile command center vehicle, The Dale County Schools state-
parked next to Destiny Church, ment said law enforcement officers
alongside Private Road 1539 off U.S, from the Dale County Sheriffs Of-
231 North. fice, the Alabama Bureau of Investi-
Multiple law'enforcement officers gation, the FBI and the U.S. Depart-
responded to a reported shooting ment of Homeland Security were all
involving a school bus on the dirt on the scene. Several other agencies
road around 3:35 p.m. Tuesday. responded in assistance, including
Authorities said the shooting re- Midland City police, Newton police,
sulted in the death of the school bus Dothan police and the Houston
driver, 66-year-old Charles Albert County Sheriffs Office.
Poland Jr. Dale County SheriffWally Olson, Dale County District

Attorney Kirke Adams and State
Trooper Charles Dysart, a spokes-
person for the Alabama Depart-
ment of Public Safety, gave periodic
updates to the media on what has
developed into an ongoing hostage
The shooting and abduction drew
nearly a dozen media outlets from
across the Southeast United States,
including a couple national outlets
such as CNN.
The Dale County Sheriff's Office
established a command post across
the street from Destiny Church on
U.S. 231 North in Pinckard.
At an evening press briefing Olson
said law enforcement negotiators
continued to talk to the gunman.
"We have no reason to believe
the child has been harmed," Olson
The hostage situation remained
ongoing as of press time Wednesday

Ten years since loss of space shuttle Columbia

The Associated Press

8 when NASA lost the space shuttle
Columbia and he lost his astronaut
Now, 10 years later, Iain Clark is a
young man on the cusp of college
with a master's rating in scuba div-
ing and three parachute jumps in
his new log book.
His mother, Dr. Laurel Clark, loved
scuba and skydiving. So did her
flight surgeon husband and lain's
dad, Dr. Jonathan Clark, who since
the Feb. 1, 2003 accident, has been
a crusader for keeping space crews
Altogether, 12 children lost a par-
ent aboard Columbia. The youngest
is now 15, the oldest 32. One became
a fighter pilotin Israel, just like his
father, and also died tragically in a
crash. The oldest son of the pilot of
Columbia is now a Marine captain
with three young children of his
own. The commander's daughter is
a seminary student.
"It's tough losing a mom, that's
for sure. I think lain was the most
affected," said Clark, a neurologist.
"My goal was to keep him alive. That
was the plan. It was kind of dicey for
a while. There was a lot of darkness
- for him and me."
Clark's wife and six other astro-
nauts Commander Rick Hus-
band, co-pilot William McCool, Kal-
pana Chawla, MichaelAnderson, Dr.
David Brown and Israeli Ilan Ramon
-' were killed in the'final minutes
of their 16-day scientific research
mission aboard Columbia.
The.space shuttle, with a wing
damaged during launch, ripped

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the phone near the back of the resi-
dence and speculated that it had
fallen out of the vehicle the owner
had been traveling in. The woman

apart in the Texas skies while head-
ed for a landing at Kennedy Space
Center. NASA will remember the
Columbia dead at a public memo-
rial service at Kennedy on Friday
Clark, now 59 and long gone from
NASA, said he turned to alcohol
in the aftermath of Columbia. If
it wasn't for his son, he doubts he
would have gotten through it.
"He's the greatest kid ever," Clark
said in a phone interview from
Houston with The Associated Press.
"He cares about people. He's kind of
starting to get his confidence, but
he's not at all cocky."
lain is set to graduate this spring
from a boarding school in Arizona;
he wants to study marine biology at
a university in Florida.
"His life is like about as idyllic as
you could imagine, considering all
... he's been through," said Clark,
who is still protective of lain's priva-
cy. He would not disclose where lain
attends school, but he did provide a
few snapshots.
SMother and son were extremely
close. After the accident, lain in-
sisted to his father: "I want to in-
vent a time machine," If he could
go back in time, the child reasoned,
he could warn his mother about the
fate awaiting her.
"He asked me why she didn't bail
out, that kind of stuff, because he
knew she had been a parachutist,"
Clark recalled.
Father and son were among the
astronauts' families waiting at the,
Kennedy runway for Columbia that
early Saturday morning. Once it
was clear there had been trouble,
the families were brought to crew

said she threw the phone to the area
where the owner had parked ear-
lier. Rushin's alleged.damage to the
victim's property shortly ensued.
She said Rushin started beating
on her Dodge truck with an object
she described as similar to a pick-
axe. She said he also took her 30-30
Marlin rifle from its case on the bed

quarters, where they got the news.
-Rona Ramon's sharpest memory
about that fateful Feb. 1 is how "the
joy and the longing" to see her hus-
band return from space turned so
quickly into anguish. "I just looked
up at the sky and said, 'God, bring
him back to me.'"
Her husband, already a heroic
military pilot, became Israel's first
spaceman on the flight.
Clark hastily came up with a plan:
Disappear with his son as soon as
they got back home to Houston.
Grab the dog, the car and as much
money as possible. Then, "drop off
the grid."
But that didn't happen. A few
years went by before father and
son finally made their escape. Clark
bought a house in Arizona, keeping
a small apartment in Houston as
he went from working for NASA at
Johnson Space Center to a teaching
job at Baylor College of Medicine
and an adviser's position at the Na-
tional Space Biomedical Research
Clark won't divulge his exact
whereabouts, even now. He moves
every few years. He has a girlfriend,
but doesn't see himself remarrying.
"I don't ever want to go through
losing a wife again," he explained.
Clark remains bitter over the "re-
ally bad people" who came after
him in Houston for money and
favors, spurred by NASA's $27 mil-
lion settlement in 2007 with the
Columbia families.
"There was a lot of grief. There was
a lot of sorrow. There was a lot of de-
structive behavior. There were a lot
of people taking advantage, of you,"
he said.

and slammed it into a utility trailer,
breaking it into several pieces. She
said he also picked up her Toshiba
laptop computer from inside the
house, took it outside and slammed
it against a pole near the barn on
the property.
Authorities say all the damage
came to more than $1,000.


Marianna Chapel
Funeral Home
3960 Lafayette Street
Marianna, FL 32446
Phone 850-526-5059

Melissa E.

Melissa E. Grube, age 42,
of Greenwood passed away
on Thursday, January 24,
2013 in the Marianna
Health & Rehabilitation
Mrs. Grube was born on
July 16, 1970 in Cincinnati,
Ohio to Eugene "Pete"
Tucker, Jr., and Sherry
Dennison. She had lived in
Jackson County for the past
eight years coming from
Panama City. Mrs. Grube
took great pride in taking
care of her family. She en-
joyed spending time in the
nature, making jewelry
specializing in Native
American Beadwork.
She is survived by her fa-
ther, Eugene Pete Tucker,
Jr. of Louisville, Kentucky,
her husband David Grube
of Greenwood, two sons
Michael Blaine Grube and
Gabriel David Grube both
of Greenwood, a brother
Eugene "Gene" Tucker, III
of Louisville, Kentucky,
nieces and nephews Mitch-
ell, Scooter, Elaine and
A celebration of life for
Mrs. Grube will be held at
10:00 A.M. on Saturday,
February 2, 2013 in the Ma-
rianna Chapel Funeral
Home with Rev. Ronnie
Wright officiating.
Marianna Chapel Funer-
al Home is in charge of ar-
Expressions of sympathy
may be submitted online at
Marianna Chapel
Funeral Home
3960 Lafayette Street
Marianna, FL 32446
Phone 850-526-5059

Alice Ruth

Mrs: Alice Ruth Huizer,
age 82, of Marianna,
passed away on Wednes-
day, January 23, 2013 in Or-
lando, Fla.
Mrs. Huizer was a long-
time member of the Ma-
rianna Women's Club, the
Pilot Club, and the Red
Hats SocietyClub. She was
known for the many chari-
table works in the Jackson
County community.
She is survived by her
husband, Jacobus Huizer,

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Together, they're creat-
ing a "Real Fun Snowbird
Calendar," which list the
day trips and other ac-"
tivities geared toward the
interests of the wintering-
over crowd during January
and February. Jackson and
Washington County Tour-
ist Development Councils
consider this round of trips
a marketing test to aid in
the development of lon-
ger-term day trip programs
in both communities.
Jackson County Tour-
ist Development Council
Director Pam Fuqua said
some of the next tours
might focus on freshwater
/opportunities, as a con-
trast to the saltwater op-
portunities the tourists
have on the beaches.
"We're planning fam-
ily-oriented eco-tours,"
Fuqua said. "Canoeing,
swimming, kayaking, bik-
ing, driving tours those
kinds of great outdoor
things are some of the
things we're planning to
put together in some of the
new tours. We're looking
at possible tours of Bel-
lamy Bridge Heritage Trail
and the Spanish Heritage
Trail once we'get that one
marked and ready."
Fuqua said she was able

she is the mother to
Frankie, Lloyd, Lynn and
Johnny Fowler, grand-
mother to Kelly, Michael,
Joseph, Steve and Frank,
Nana to Carter, Kady, Aiya
and Riley and sister to
Agnes, Dora and Janie.
Services for Mr. Huizer
will be held at 1:00 P.M. on
Saturday, February 2, 2013
in the Marianna Chapel
Funeral Home. Interment
will follow in Pinecrest Me-
morial Gardens. A time of
remembrance will be held
from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
on Friday, February 1, 2013
in the Marianna Chapel
Funeral Home.
Please join the family for
a reception in remem-
brance of Alice at the Ma-
rianna Women's Club on
Caledonia Street from 2:30
.P.M. to 4:30 P.M. following
Marianna Chapel Funer-
al Home is in charge of ar-
Expressions of sympathy
may be submitted online at

James & Sikes
Funeral Home
Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Fl 32446

Billy Saucier

Billy Saucier, 86, a former
resident of Marianna, died
Wednesday, January 30,
2013 at Ocala Regiorial
Medical Center in Ocala.
Funeral Arrangements
will be announced by
James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel.

James & Sikes
Funeral Home
Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, FL 32446

Luther Lee

Funeral services 2 pm,
Thursday, January 31, 2013
at James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel.
Interment will follow at
Riverside Cemetery with
James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel di-
The family will receive
friends from 1 pm till fu-
neral time at James & Sikes
Funeral Home Maddox

to present Jackson Coun-
ty's attractions to some
snowbirds who attended
Winter Appreciation Day
last Friday at the Panama
City Visitors Center. The
crowd, she said, was very
receptive to learning more
about Jackson County.
Many who attended didn't
knowwhere Jackson Coun-
ty is, even though they
may have driven through it
from northern states to get
where they were.
"They were very' in-
quisitive, very interested,"
Fuqua said. "We've been
fortunate because Bay
County has been very sup-
portive in trying to help
us promote our commu-
nity. This brings a wider
exposure to our area ant
we have an opportunity
to make these winter resi-
dents more aware.of Jack-
son County and maybe en-
tice those who do take the
tour to spend another day
here in the future."
Additionally, the day
tours into Jackson and
Washington counties will
be listed in the new "A Real
Fun Snowbird Calendar"
being put together by Bay
County officials, she said.
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Jackson and Washington
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Powerful storms flip cars, decimate homes; 2 dead

The Associated Press

massive storm system
raked the Southeast on
Wednesday, generating
tornadoes and dangerous
winds that flipped cars on
a major Georgia interstate,
demolished homes and
businesses and killed at
least two people.
WSB-TV in Atlanta aired
footage of an enormous
funnel cloud bearing down
on Adairsville where the
.storm ripped through the
city's downtown. Winds
flattened homes and wiped
out parts of a large manu-
facturing plant in the city
about 60 miles northwest
of Atlanta. Pieces of insu-
lation hung from trees and
power poles, and a bank
was missing a big chunk of
its roof.
A 51-year-old man was
killed when a tree crashed
through the mobile home
roof, and nine were hospi-
talized for minor injuries,
emergency management
officials said. Residents
said no traces remained
of some roadside produce
stands a common sight

Nathan Varnes, of Cartersville, Ga., helps search a destroyed
home for a dog after a tornado struck, Wednesday, Jan. 30;
in Adairsville, Ga. A fierce storm system that roared across
Georgia has left at least one person dead.

on rural Georgia's back
roads. One other death
was reported in Tennessee
when an uprooted tree fell
onto a storage shed where
a man had taken shelter.
The storms tossed vehi-
cles on Interstate 75 onto
their roofs, closing the
highway for a time.
In Adairsville, the debris
in one yard showed just
how dangerous the storm
had been: a bathtub, table,
rolls of toilet paper and
lumber lay in the grass

next to what appeared to
be a roof. Sheets of metal
dangled from a large tree
like ornaments.
"The sky was swirling,"
said Theresa Chitwood,
who owns the Adairsville
Travel Plaza. She said she
went outside to move her
car because she thought it
was going to hail. Instead,
the storm decimated a
building behind the plaza.
Wind gusts were powerful
enough to flip several trac-
tor-trailers onto their sides

in the parking lot.
Danny Odum and Rocky
Depauw, truckers from
Marion, Ill., had stopped
for breakfast when the
suspected tornado hit.
The pair had been driving
their trucks through storm
warnings all night long.
They went inside to eat
and Depauw got a weather
alert on his phone. About
two minutes later they saw
debris flying through the
parking lot and ran for an
inner room.
"I've been stopping
here for probably 40
years," Odum said. "I just
stopped and had break-
fast this morning, and this
After it passed, Odum
said he went outside to find
his truck that was hauling
diapers on its side with his
dog Simon, a Boston ter-
rier, still inside. Simon was
scared but otherwise fine.
Depauw's truck was
parked next to Odum's
and was damaged but still
upright. He speculated
his heavy haul of cat litter
may have helped his truck
handle the hit better than
his friend's.

Not far down the road,
at Owen's Bar-B-Que,
Chrystal Bagley and her
coworkers heard warnings
about severe weather on
the radio, but they didn't
hear Adairsville included.
Around 11:45 a.m., the
doors started rattling, and
chairs and knick-knacks
began blowing around the
room as the door flapped
"We heard this big old
whooshing noise like a
train, and then we ran to
.the restroom, but we had
to dodge objects," she said.
"It was real scary."
By the time they reached
the restroom, the 20 sec-
onds of a roaring noise and
shaking walls had stopped,
and everyone was OK.
Bartow County Fire Chief
Craig Millsap said there
were reports that two
storm warning sirens may
have failed, but he said
they were not in the hard-
est-hit area.
A shelter was set up at
a community 'recreation
center as temperatures
were expected to plum-
met to the 30s and 40s
overnight and people had

no heat or power. About
12,000 customers state-
wide had no electricity.
Partial flooding caused
massive traffic jams along
1-75 into Atlanta and
blocked lanesand entrance
ramps on four other high-
ways Wednesday night,
said state Department of
Transportation spokes-
man David Spear.
Authorities were still in-
vestigating several sites to
determine if damage was
caused by twisters. Since
Tuesday, the system had
caused damage across a
swath from Missouri to
In recent days, the South
and Midwest had enjoyed
unseasonably balmy tem-
peratures in the 60s and
70s. A system pulling warm
weather from the Gulf of
Mexico collided with a cold
front moving in from the'
west, creating volatility.
In Tennessee, officials
confirmed that a tornado
with peak winds of 115
mph touched down in
Mount Juliet. No serious
injuries were reported even
though the path of damage
was about 150 yards wide.

Man injured in high-speed crash

Staff Report

A Marianna man was
taken by helicopter to a
hospital in Alabama after
crashing a car into a curb
and light, pole Tuesday
night, the vehicle coming
to final rest upside down
against a house near the
intersection of Jefferson
and Deering streets in
Laquantaye Charles
Baker, 34, will likely face
a court appearance when
he recovers from his in-
juries, according to infor-
mation in a news release
from the Marianna Police
Department. He is charged

with reckless driving with
property damage and driv-
ing with a suspended or
revoked license, officials
The crash came shortly
after a deputy backed off
a high speed chase with
the red 2009 Nissan that
Baker was driving, a pur-
suit that had started in
the area of Citizens Lodge
north of the Marianna city
According to the release,
the county deputy gave
chase after the car sped
away from Citizen's Lodge
that evening. The officer
involved said he tried to
catch up to the Nissan,

but ultimately backed off
and simply watched the
car as it travelled into the
city on Jefferson Street
because of traffic and "the
reckless manner in which
Baker was driving," ac-
cording to the release. Of-
ficials reported that Baker
was speeding and ran the
red light at Jefferson Street
and Kelson Avenue, then
lost control of the vehicle
as he continued to the in-
tersection of Deering and
Jefferson streets. The car
struck a curb on the west
side of the road and be-
came airborne, then struck
the light pole and started

Rrefighters work at the scene of a crash Tuesday night that sent one man to the hospital by

Police: 1 dead in Ariz. shooting, suspect on loose

The Associated Press

PHOENIX A gunman
opened fire at a Phoenix
office complex onWednes-
day, killing one person,
wounding two others and
setting off a manhunt.
Police warned the public
that he was "armed and
dangerous." -
Authorities identified
the suspect as Arthur D.
Harmon, who they said
opened fire at the end of
a mediation session. They
identified a man who died
hours after the late morn-
ing shooting as 48-year-
old Steve Singer.
Police said a 43-year-old
man was listed in critical

condition and a 32-year-
old woman suffered non-
life threatening injuries.
"We believe the two men
were the targets. It was
not a random shooting,"
said Sgt. Tommy Thomp-
son, a Phoenix police
Thompson said atthori-
ties believe Harmon acted
alone and fled the scene in
a car after the 10:30 a.m.
Harmon allegedly shot
at someone who tried
to follow him after the
shooting in an attempt to
get his license .plate
number, according to
Police didn't immedi-

ately release the names of
the wounded. But a Phoe-
nix law firm, OsbornMale-
don, said one of its law-
yers, Mark Hummels, was
among the wounded. The
firm said he "was repre-
senting a client in a media-
tion" when he was shot.
According to court
documents, Harmon was
scheduled to go to a law
office in the same building
where the shooting took
place for a settlement con-
ference in a lawsuit he filed
last April against Scotts-
dale-based Fusion Contact
Centers LLC, where Singer
was the CEO.
The company had hired
him to refurbish office cu-
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bides at two call centers in
California, but a contract
dispute arose.
Fusion said Harmon was
paid nearly $30,000 under
the $47,000 contract. But
the company asked him to
repay much of the money
when it discovered that
the cubicles could not be
refurbished, according to
the documents.
,Harmon argued Fu-
sion hung him out to dry
by telling him to remove
and store 206 "worthless"
work stations after the
mix-up was discovered.
Harmon said Fusion then
told him that the com-
pany decided to use a

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Luis Carmona with M and W Construction cuts down
a section of old ductwork Wednesday in the building
that used to house Friendly Flower Shop on Caledonia
Street. The building was purchased by the First
Baptist Church in Marianna in the summer of 2012
from the Turner family and is being renovated for use
as administrative office space for the church said
Frank Ziglar, First Baptist's director of operations.
The 5,000 sq. ft. structure was built in the 1960s.
While volunteers had already done some work on the
building, Wednesday marked the beginning of the
main construction job, Ziglar said. He said that they
are hoping to be moved in by the end of 2013. The plan
is to use the current office space to be converted into
a nursery and a children's area.

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Sports Briefs

High School
Boys Basketball T
Thursday Marianna at
Cotnondale, 5:30 and 7 p.m.; dke
Malone at Pensacola, 5:30
and 7 p.m. For the
Friday Malone at son, the G
Sneads, 5:30, and 7 p.m.; have a new
Graceville at Chipley, 5:30 with North
and 7 p.m. coach Ty
Tuesday nig
High School in the 2013
Girls Gasketball Wise fo]
coach Marl
District tournaments Tigers to a
continue this week, with
District 3-1A being hosted
by top seed Ponce de Leon. SN
The semifinals of the 1
tournament will be Friday,
with Cotondale taking on
Sneads at 6 p.m., followed
by Graceville vs. Ponce de
Leon at 7:30 p.m.
The championship game
will be Saturday at 7 p.m.
The semifinals of the
District I-LA tournament
will be held Thursday in
Poplar Springs, with Malone
playing Central at 7:30 p.m.,
and Paxton playing Poplar
Springs at 6 p.m.
The champiopshipigame
will be Saturday:in Popla .r
Springs at 7 p.m.
In District .14A,'Maarin' : I
will play Pensacola Catholi .
on Friday night atWalton
High School in thi tourna-
ment-semifinal at 7 p.m.
The championship game
will be Saturday at 7 p.m.,
with Walton playing the
winner of Friday's game.

Chipola basketball -
The Chipqla men's and.
women's basketball teams
will go on the roid Saturday
tolplay Pensacola State. The
women's game will tip at.
5:30 p.m. followed by the
men's game at 7:30 p.m.

Marilanna baseball .
skills camp
Marianna baseball will
hold a skills camp for kids Coil
aged 4-14 on Saturday at Roge
the Marianna High School
baseball field from 9 a.m. to-
Cost is $25 and registra-
tion begins at 8 a.n. Camp- G r
ers will receive instruction
from players, coaches, and
alumni from the college and BY
high school levels. dken
Baseball pants, cleats,
glove, and a bat is required. For most p
sonal ident
Chipola Alumni out a career
Baseball Weekend that typical
college life
Chipola baseball will have beyond.
its annual Alumni Weekend For Kevin
Feb. 8-10, with two-time nearly as mu
Major League Baseball The form
home run champion Jose football stat
Bautista in attendance, at Division-
at Division-:
as well as dozens of other varsity, said
former Chipola players. very young
A pro baseball autograph would be in
session, home run derby, "I was pi
alumni game, and VIP grade," he s
dinner are set for Feb. 9. time with
Country singer Billy Dean .: coaches Bill
of Quincy is scheduled to strong), and
perform at the events, with those g
The "Night of Champions'' what I want
Chipola baseball celeb- around those
be as much
rity dinner will be Feb. 9 at be as
That was
Citizens Lodge in Marianna, mine."
with social hour at 6 p.m., Wileswon
and dinner at 7 p.m. ship at Grac
Cost is $100 per person. years before
For tickets or more informa-

Gracevile FIotball

;ers tab Wise to be new head coach


second straight sea-
Graceville Tigers will
v head football coach,
view Chiefs assistant
Wise being tabbed
ght to lead the Tigers
allows former GHS
k Beach, who led the
district title in his first

and only season as head coach
in 2012 before accepting the
same position at Marianna High
Like Beach, Wise comes to
Graceville after a successful run
as offensive coordinator at a
.powerhouse Florida program,
with Wise leading a Chiefs of-.
fense that put up 1,046 points
over the past two seasons and
averaged just over 40 points per

The result was a pair of dis-
trict championships and a state
championship this past season,
with the Chiefs scoring 34 or
more points in all 14 games and
topping 40 in 12 games.
Graceville principal Chris
Franklin said those gaudy num-
bers were among the many rea-
sons he believed Wise was the
right man to lead the Tigers.
"His reputation among so
many other coaches was phe-



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ege in Cuthbert, Ga. on Jan. 25. Pictured with her are her parents,
er and Crystal Avriett, and her sister Autumn.

nomenal," he said. "I just kept
getting 'wow' after 'wow,' and
hearing a lot of accolades about
him. For an offense to score 1,000
points is amazing. He came high-
ly recommended. The assistant
coaches here were immediately
impressed with him and what
this plans were for Graceville.
He has a really good reputation
among football coaches."

See WISE, Page 2B

Prep Basketball

Cottondale's Jerodd Blount tries
to get off a two-point shot during
a game against Chipley Tuesday

Sharpe leads

Tigers past


CHIPLEY The Chipley Tigers
put in one of their most domi-
nant performances of the season
Tuesday night, routing the rival
Cottondale Hornets 74-40 to
complete a sweep of the season
Tyrome Sharpe scored 25
points and made seven three-
pointers to lead the Tigers,
who made 12 shots from long
distance on the night and

See SHARPE, Page 2B

College Fbotball

iceville alum Weston living his dream


people, finding a per-
ity and a mapping
r path are endeavors
ly extend well into
and sometimes'even

Weston, it didn't take
uch time.
er Graceville Tigers
r, who recently was
head football coach
II Clark Atlanta Uni-
that he knew at a
age that his future
probably in the 10th
aid. "I spent a lot of
(former Graceville
Wiles and Rob Arm-
Sspending every day
;uys, I knew that was
:edto do. Just being
se guys, I wanted to
like them as I could.
always a dream of

a 1A state champion-
eville in 1993 two
SWeston joined the

Graceville alum Kevin Weston recently took over as the head football coach
at Division-II Clark Atlanta University.
varsity team and Armstrong, season in 1998, went on to have
who served as an assistant under great success as a head coach at
Wiles and took over the Tigers' multiple stops, including Mari-
head job before Weston's senior anna and Chipley.

Weston said that his experi-
ence with both men, as well as
his college coach at Tusculum
University, Frankie DeBusk, gave
him a blueprint for not onlywhat
he wanted to do, but also who he
wanted to be.
"I think alot of it had to do with
how they lived their lives, which
to me was so selflessly," he said.
"They would give everything
they had to make sure we were
OK as kids. If we didn't have a
shirt and they only had one, they
would give it to us. If we needed a
good kick in the butt, they would
give that to us as well. They nev-
er had a time clock on their day.
The day ended when the job was
done. I always admired that and
wanted to be like that. I wanted
to be that kind of guy. I admired
those guys. I still do."
Weston earned all state honors
ag a player at Graceville, totaling
21 sacks in his final two seniors
with the Tigers, and continued
his playing career at Division-II
Tusculum College in Tusculum,
Tenn., where he started for his

See WESTON, Page 2B

tion, call Chipola coach Jeff
Johnson at 850-718-2237.

Malone Youth Baseball
The Malone Dixie Youth
Baseball Organization will
have registration for the .
2013 season on Feb. 2 and
Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. to noon
at Malone City Hall.
Registration is open to
boys and girls ages 5-12,
with a fee of $40 for all ages
due at sign-up. A group rate
will apply if you have three
or more children in the
same family playing. New
players should bring a copy
of their birth certificate to
sign-up. Marianna's Ro
for two last we

-V Marianna Basketball

Bulldogs downed by Bay despite Baker's 27

oderick Copeland aims
eek against Malone.


The Marianna Bulldogs
dropped their second straight
game Tuesday night on the road,
falling to the Bay High Tornadoes
With the loss, which followed
a 60-37 defeat at the hands of
Holmes County last weekend,
dropped the Bulldogs to 14-10
on the year. .
Shaquarious Baker scored 27
points and Herman Williams
added 25 for Marianna in the
loss, with Roderick Copeland

putting in 10.
The game was close through the
first two periods, with Bay lead-
ing 41-40 at the halftime break,
but the Tornadoes started to pull
away in the third and took a 67-
56 edge into the final quarter.
Marianna fought back to get
the deficit to four in the fourth,
but the Bulldogs were unable to
get any closer.
The Bulldogs lost despite mak-
ing 30-of-38 from the free throw
line, out-rebounding Bay 32 to
26, and only turning the ball over
12 times.
"You can't find a lot of posi-

tives in a loss, but there were
some positives things to take out
of this," Marianna coach Travis
Blanton said after the game. "We
played pretty good in the first
half and pretty good in the fourth
quarter. We just played poorly in
the third. We settled for too many
bad shots where we attacked in
the first half and the fourth quar-
ter. We didn't do that aggressively
enough in the third. It was just a
mental lapse."
Marianna will wrap up the reg-
ular season schedule with a road
game against the Cottondale
Hornets tonight at 7 p.m. L

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Major League Baseball

Latest A-Rod troubles

have Yankees frustrated

The Assiated Press

NEW YORK Alex Rodriguez was
speaking on a conference call.
"A huge debacle," he said.
That was on Dec. 13, 2007, when he re-
signed with the New York Yankees and
was discussing his decision 112 months
earlier to become a free agent.
Now those words describe how some
in the team's front office feel about A-
Rod's $275 million, 10-year contract.
. Once considered a player who could
shatter the career home run record, Ro-
driguez has transformed from All-Star
to annoyance for some in the Yankees
organization. He hasn't played a full
season since he was voted his third AL
MVP award in 2007, he's out for at least.
the first half of this year following hip
surgery on Jan. 16 and now he's been ac-
cused of again receiving performance-
enhancing drugs an allegation he
Even before the charges were pub-
lished Tuesday by the alternative weekly
Miami New Times along with accusa-
tions against Melky Cabrera, Nelson
Cruz, Gio Gonzalez, Bartolo Colon and
Yasmani Grandal, some Yankees execu-
tives were wishing Rodriguez would just
go away. Speaking on condition of ano-
r~ymity because the team isn't publicly
commenting on A-Rod's latest troubles,
they revealed their frustration with the
And they have a big incentive forA-Rod
to disappear. If he doesn't play again due
to a career-ending injury, about 85 per-
cent of the $114 million he's owed by the
team would be covered by insurance,
according to one of the executives who
spoke on condition of anonymity.
New York also might be able to free it-

self from having the $27.5 million aver-
age annual value of Rodriguez's contract
count in its luxury tax payroll in edch of
the next five seasons, a key factor as the
Yankees try to get under the $189 mil-
lion threshold in 2014.
If Rodriguez is on the disabled list, his
contract is included. But if he's on the
voluntary retired list, it would not be
part of the total.
And if the Yankees fall under that
$189 million benchmark, their luxury
tax rate would drop from its current 50
percent to 17.5 percent for 2015. That
would give them far more flexibility to
pursue pitchers Clayton Kershaw, Felix
Hernandez and Justin Verlander if they
become free agents following the 2014
NewYork is not likely to be able to void
A-Rod's deal. Baseball's drug agreement
between management and the players'
association specifies the commission-
er's office has all disciplinary authority
for violations.
A-Rod's poorhealth, however, maypro-
vide the path to savings for the team.
While Rodriguez rebounded from right
hip surgery in March 2009 to help the
Yankees to their first World Series title
since 2000, Dr. Bryan Kelly said recovery
from his operation on A-Rod's left hip
this month will be more complex if for
no other reason than it receives more
stress because Rodriguez is a right-
handed hitter.
Even before the latest kerfuffle, A-Rod
seemed to have worn out his welcome.
Yankees management tired of spotting
him on the gossip pages with Madonna,
Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz and Torrie
Wilson. They bristled when he was seen
with aistripper in Toronto, at a swing-
ers' club in Dallas and at an illegal poker
club in New York.

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Graceville Basketball

Marquis White (right) goes for two in the fourth quarter of his game against Rehobeth Tuesday
night in Graceville.

Seniors lead GHS over Rebels


The Graceville Tigers
celebrated their 'Senior
Night' with a 65-51 victory
over the Rehobeth Rebels
on Tuesday night, with a
trio of seniors in Marquis
White, Devonte Merritt,
and Taylor Rousseau com-
bining for 48 df the team's
White led all scorers with
20 points, while Merritt
added. 18, and Rousseau
Graceville got off to a fast
start, leading by margins of

10 and 13 after the first two
quarters, but the Rebels
stormed back in the third
period to cut the deficit to
just three at 44-41.
However, the Tigers
quickly pushed the lead
back out in the fourth
quarter and cruised to
their 15'h win of the year.
"We played pretty well,"
Graceville coach Matt
Anderson said after the
game. "We were trying to
play some seniors who
don't play a lot for us
sometimes, and we just
didn't execute as well in
the third quarter as we'd

like to. We let the game get
a little close, but we came
back in the fourth and
did a little better job and
finally closed it out."
The Tigers came out on
fire from the field, knock-
ing in eight three-pointers
in the first half. i
Merritt fhade four of
those to post 14 first-half
Up next for Graceville is
a road trip to rival Chipley
on Friday night at 7 p.m. to
take on a Tigers team that
won the first meeting be-
tween the clubs 72-68 on
Dec. 14.

From Page 1B
Wise, who played college foot-
ball at the University of Miami,
said that being a head football
coach was always been a goal of
his, but he felt he still had unfin-
ished business at Northview be-
fore last season.
"I've been very interested in
becoming a head coach for a
long time, and I felt like this was
the right time and place," he
said. "It's always been something
I khew I would eventually do. I
just didn't know when. I felt like
when I was at Northview, I still
had work to do there. I knew at.
some time I was going to feel led
to be a head coach, and after we

won our state title, it felt like it
was the right time."
Wise was also among the final
contenders for the Arnold High
School job.
The new coach inherits a
Graceville team coming off of a
turnaround season in 2012 that
resulted in an 8-3 record and the
school's first district title since
He said that while he respects
the success Graceville enjoyed
last year, he wants the Tigers to
think even bigger in the future.
"I would say that we're going to
try to build on the success from
the previous season and take
what the team accomplished
last year and try to improve and
have an even better season this
coming year," he said. "We're

going to demand that they iden-
tify the opportunity to get better
and recognize what it's going to
take to do that. We want to take
the program to another level,
and that will start in the weight
Wise' background is as a
strength and conditioning
coach, a position he held both
at Northview as well as his alma
mater Washington High School
in Pensacola. The coach said
that strength and conditioning
will be the foundation of his pro-
gram at GHS.
"It's what I've done since I start-
ed coaching and it has definitely
paid off everywhere I've been,"
he said. "We're going to take a
lot of pride in our weight room
and ask our kids to put more ef-

fort into the off-season program at Northview last year. We'll use
than they probably ever have a lot of different formations, mo-
before. We'll try to get our kids tions, and shifts, and we'll be
bigger, faster, and'stronger, and able to do a lot of things out of
mentally tougher while at the whatever offensive scheme we
same time encouraging them to decide to use."
grow as young people and be- The coach said he was going
come stronger citizens and stu- to meet the Tigers players today,
dents and try to mold them in all and the message he would send
areas." would be clear.
In terms of offensive and de- "I'm going to be a coach that
fensive systems, Wise said that treats everybody the same,"Wise
he tries to adapt to his per- said. "I'll demand the same effort
sonnel and play to his player's and intensity contributions from
strengths. each and every player no matter
"I've run pretty much every of- what the level of talent. I view
fense and -been in systems that my position as a head coach as
run various types of offenses and a leader and I have to lead by
defenses," he said. "We'll evalu- example and set a precedent as
ate the players and determine to how we're going to go about
what we can have success with. playing football at Graceville
But we ran five different offenses High School."

From Page 1B
overwhelmed the struggling
Hornets from the start.
Chipley made five triples in a
monster first quarter that end-
ed with a 27-4 lead, and things
didn't get any better for the Hor-
nets in the second period.
Sharpe added two more threes
early in the quarter and then

found freshman Trent Forrest on
a lob for a two-handed dunk to
give the Tigers a 39-6 lead with
five minutes until halftime.
It was 52-19 at the break, with a
running clock in the second half
mercifully bringing the game to
an early close.
The game was a stark contrast
to the first meeting between the
teams in Cottondale on Jan. 12,
which the Tigers won 58-57.
The Hornets have yet to win-

since that game, and have now
dropped seven in a row to fall to
10-12 on the year.
Chipley improved to 19-4 with
the victory.
"Any time you play Cotton-
dale you know it's a rivalry and
it's going to be heated," Tigers
coach Joel Orlando said after
the game. "But we had a lot of
energy and shot it very well."
Sharpe was- especially bril-
liant shooting the basketball,

making five of his seven triples
within the first 10 minutes of the
"I love to see success for kids
who work hard," Orlando said
of his sophomore point guard.
"That kid puts up hundreds of
jump shots every day and you
can see the results of that."
Forrest also added 13 points
for Chipley, with Kobe McCrary
scoring 12, Logan Justice nine,
and JJ Holmes seven.

Jerodd Blount led the Hornets
with 18 points, while DJ Roulhac
added eight.
Cottondale will have another
tough time snapping its losing
skid tonight when it plays host to
the Marianna Bulldogs at 7 p.m.
in the regular season finale:
Chipley closes out the sched-
ule with another pair of home
games against local rivals in
Vernon tonight and Graceville
on Friday.

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final three seasons as an of-
fensive guard.
He returned to Tusculum as
an assistant coach in 2005
and worked his way up to
the position of defensive
coordinator in 2010.
Weston finally got his
chance to lead his own
football program two
weeks ago when Clark At-
lanta named him successor
to former Panthers coach
Daryl McNeill.
It was the culmination
of a long-time dream for
Weston, but he said he has
had little time for reflection
with all the work that is still
to be done.
"I think I soaked it in prob-
ably the first night it hap-
pened, and when the sun
rose the next morning, I
was going 100 miles per
hour focused on making
sure I was doing everything
I was supposed to do to
be a head coach," he said.
"There's a lot of work to be
done, so I've got to use that
time wisely."
With just a week to go un-
til National Signing Day,
Weston has been spending
most of his time since get-
ting the job on the recruit-
ing trail trying to replenish
la roster left over from a

team that finished 2-8 last
But the first thing that he
did upon getting the job
was fill out his coaching
staff, and among the five
full-time assistants that
Weston hired to his initial
staff was a familiar face:
his former coach, Rob
Armstrong spent last sea-
son at Berrien (Ga.) High
School after leading Chi-
pley to the 1A state title
game in 2011, and got a
call from his former player
soon after getting the Clark
Atlanta job inviting him to
join the staff.
It was a call that he was
"We've talked about it for
years that when he got a
(head coaching) job, he
would call me and try to
get me to come, and he
called, and I came," Arm-
strong said. "Obviously,
we've known each other for
a long time and have very
similar philosophies .on
what it takes to be success-
ful in football, and we'll try
to use those to get it done
Weston and Armstrong
have maintained a close
personal relationship
through the years, and both
said it was only natural that
they would take advantage
of the opportunity to work

together when it presented
"I think ever since Kevin has
been married (to his wife,
Bonnie), they've stayed at
our house on most Christ-
mas Eves," Armstrong said.
"My kids relate Christmas
to Kevin and Bonnie com-
ing over. We're pretty tight
and we've talked on the
phone at least once a day
for years.
"After the season ended, he
said he may have a chance
to interview (for a head
coaching job) and may
have a chance at the job. It
worked out and we're here. I
couldn't be happier. I'm ex,
cited to get a chance to do
it, but also proud of being a
part of this staff and getting
to work with Kevin."
Said Weston of Armstrong:
"It's an honor for me to have
him on my staff. I think it's
great that, he would come
on this adventure with me.
My wife and I haven't done
a Christmas the last five
years that we didn't wake
up in his house. We prob-
ably don't have a day that
we don't talk at least once.
"I knew I would go after
him, but I didn't know I
would get him. But our re-
lationship is one of those
that I don't care how old
I get; he'll always be my
Armstrong will serve as

Clark Atlanta's offensive
coordinator and assistant
head coach.
It's somewhat of an unusu-
al pairing, with Weston, 33,
going from being a player
under' Armstrong, 42, to
now being his boss.
"It is, but he's been work-
ing me so hard, I haven't
had time to think about it,"
Armstrong said of Weston.
"But I know he's enjoying
every minute of it and I've
enjoyed being a part of it.
I'm very proud of Kevin."
The coaches will have their
work cut out for them in
trying to turn around a
program that has fallen
on hard times, but Weston
said that is to be expected
with any job that becomes
"I think it's obviously' not
been the standard that the
institution would like it to
be. That's the reason you
have the opportunity to
be here," he said. "But we
have a lot of young men
here who are eager to have
a chance to be successful.
They just have to learn the
ways to be successful, but
it looks like we're going in
the right direction. They
haven't been very good in
the past, but I think the
group of guys I've brought
in with me as a staff is the
right combination to get us
going the right way."

If Weston is successful in
turning the Panthers pro-
gram around, it won't be a
surprise to Armstrong, who
said he saw in Weston as a
young player manyof the
same qualities he possess-
es now as a coach.
"I've known Kevin since
he was in the seventh or,
eighth grade. When I be-
came head coach Kevin's
senior year, he was pretty
much my de factor offen-
sive line coach," he said.
"He pretty much knew ev-

erything there was to know
as a senior. He was a coach
on the field. He always had
questions and wanted to
know if he was doing this
right or that right. It's been
the same way since he got
to college and on from
"He's going to find the best
way to do things right. He's
a very conscientious guy,
and very, very detailed
and organized. He's going
to make sure it's done the
right way."

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Dear Annie: With the recent events that
have occurred across the country involv-
ing mass killings, this has prompted me
to ask a question. What do you do if you
know someone you think could end up
in the news involved in a mass killing?
What do you do with those gut feelings?
I know someone who has prompted
me and others to think, "This guy is a
ticking time bomb." This particular per-
son is still a child, but one who displays
many signs of being severely troubled.
His parents don't seem concerned, but
many of us on the outside of this family
dynamic think this child has serious is-
sues and could potentially end up
committing a horrible crime.
So what do I do? The child has never
been in trouble. He has difficulty in
public situations and prefers to be by
himself. He shows a great interest in
knives and guns, has very few friends,
and has been moved from multiple
schools because "he didn't fit in." Does
this make him a potential risk? And if so,
what do I do?

Occasionally, a little subterfuge might save the
day. Can you see a devious piece of deception for
declarer in this deal? South is in four hearts. West
leads the club nine. East wins with his ace and
returns the suit..
North used a transfer bid showing five-plus hearts
and zero-plus points. South used a superaccept,
jumping to three hearts to promise a maximum
With four hearts and a doubleton somewhere.
SWith three minor-suit losers, it looks as though
the trump finesse had better be working, But a
quick peek at the diagram shows you that it is los-
ing. Does declarer have any chance?
East, after winning with the heart king, might
retain his aversity to diamonds. Then declarer can
draw trumps and discard two diamonds from the
board, one on the third club and one on the fourth
However, South has one other possibility. After
winning the second trick, he should cash his third
club and discard a spade from the board. Then he
runs the heart queen. The finesse loses, but there is
a good chance that East will shift to a spade. And if
he does, declarer is home.
There are two other points. First, South has to
think of that ruse never stop considering the
alternatives. And if East has a suspicious nature, it
will be better to throw a diamond on the third club;
then East will switch to a spade.

9 Orange
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15 Lawn
17 May
19 Ticket info
20 Math term
22 "Misery"
24- the wall
25 Henry Vlll's
26 Stranger's
27 Fjord port
29 Lummox

You hear interviews with neighbors
and friends who say, "He was a quiet kid.
I never thought he would do something
like this." Well, I wouldn't be able to say
Dear K.: The problem with stopping
such behavior in advance is that there
is no way to reliably predict who will
commit such a crime. Signs can include
depression, anger, drug or alcohol
abuse, lack of empathy and hurting
others. The angry kid who likes to
torture dogs and pull the wings off of
butterflies is more likely to harm a hu-
man being than the child who is socially
awkward, but it still doesn't predict mass
murder. And easy access to guns can
create an opportunity for tragedy that
would otherwise defuse in a less disas-
trous way.
If you are in regular contact with this
child, the best thing you can do is help
him develop empathy for others and
learn impulse control. We also hope you
can be his friend.

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47 Memorable
49 Cat or
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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) Even if the behav-
ior of someone you like
proves to be frustrat-
ing, you'll have the good
judgment to cope with
it without damaging the
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) -Although you'll have
the ability to size up situ-
ations accurately, there's a
good chance that you will
do something that won't
serve your best interest.
ARIES (March 21-April
19) A well-intentioned
friend might try to tell you
something for your own
good that you won't take
TAURUS (April 20-May
20) Even if you are luck-
ier than usual in certain
material matters, remem-
ber, your good fortune has
its limit.
GEMINI (May 21-June
20) If you find your-
self dealing with a prima
donna in an endeavor, it
. might be smart to call in a
CANCER (June 21-July
22) -Your chances for
achieving an important
objective look good, pro-
vicded you play it cool.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
A social event that you
aren't too eager to join
could actually turn out to
be quite enjoyable.
SVIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.,
22) Success is likely in
a joint endeavor if you
handle things correctly.
The problem will come
from the distribution of
rewards, so be sure every-
one involved is treated
properly. .
SLIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
Reason rather than
force must be used in all
testy developments with
which you might have to
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
22) It's important that
you have a voice in all
matters that could cost
you out of pocket.
23-Dec. 21) -Think of
yourself as part of a team
in all of your involvements
with friends, and strive to
be cooperative.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) Provided you don't
go off on tangents, you
will be extremely adept
at fulfilling your objec-

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Wedding Dress two for one, Strapless with
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$350 including veil. Contact me for more pic-
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FIREWOOD (all split oak)
Delivery avallablel 4 TRUCK LOAD $70. 4
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Wanted: Old Coins, Gold,
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Free Kittens American Shorthair, 12 week old
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Feline Leukemia. Parasite Free. Very Pretty and
Playful. Call (334) 702-3408 or 798-0686

CKC Reg. Golden Retrevr 3-M, 4-F S/W $350.
334-48-1287 or 334-791-9831. Parents on site
Found Dog: M/lemon walker hound. Compass
'Lake in the Hills. Call 850-209-8500.
FREE: Lab mix puppies 2/M & 2/F. 850-209-7047
Minl Daschund Pupples: CKC(3) chocolate/ tan,
silver dapple, fawn/tan dapple. Long/ short
hair unknown yet Born Jan. 6. Available 8-10
weeks later. $500. 334-403-8376 for inquiries.

CaselH 70 XT Loader: 79HP,
448 hours, reg. bucket and
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garbage/lawn included. Available Now
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4 Joyce Riley RE 850-209-7825 4
Spacious 2BR 2BA Plus Office, Family of 3
$450-$550 Plus deposit. Clean and Quiet,
No smokers, No pets 850-718-8158

For Lease: 6,000 sq. ft. Daycare on 2.58 acres.
Licensed for 93 children. Room for expansion.
Call 850-718-6541.

Very Private
1,600 sq. ft, 2 bedrooms 1 bath with a loft,
and a screened in back porch. House is 60%
complete. Septic system complete, temporary
power pole on 3+ acres. You will love it when
you see it!! $39,000. Call Allison at 850-381-0720

For Sale By Owner: 41
Briar Hills Drive, Dothan
3 bedroom, 2 bath on 1
acre of land. 1300 square
feet. Built in 2008. All stain-
less steel appliances in kitchen stay. Hard-
wood, tile and carpet floors. Screened in patio.
2 car attached carport. Covered front porch.
Country setting 10 minutes from Southslde
Walmart or SAMC. Asking $113,500. For more
information call 334-701-5889.
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1350 sq. ft. Great neighborhood and huge back-
yard, $89,999. Call 850-658-4081.
-,# '" -..Ld Very well maintained
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yard completely fenced
(privacy) and a shed.
Close to schools. Room for
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r on the Apalachicola River
S in Wewahitchka, Florida.
3BR, 2B modular home.
Outdoor kitchen, shop,
greenhouse and boat
house. Beautiful fenced yard on nice high
riverbank. Large lot is also zoned commercial.
Reduced to sell. $129,000. Call 850-819-0401

Honda 2007 Foreman ATV; 2-wheel & 4-wheel
Drive. Electric wench, 190 hours on it; $4800
Firm; 334-596-9966

14 ft. Alum. Boat, stick drive, 2 swivel seats,
1997 Suzuki 25 hp motor, all new parts in
motor $1200. 850-592-1934 or 850-693-5812
Bass Tracker 2002: 18Ft, 90HP Mercury, black
and gray, Garmin GPS fish finder, front fish
finder, AM/FM/CD Radio, Excellent Condition
$6,500. Call 850-774-6230

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2005 Sllverado 1500
ext. cab, tool box,
bed liner, tinted windows,
S 1-owner, non-smoker,
excellent condition.
334-671-8200 or 796-9606.

37' 1999 Tiffin Alegro
Diesel Pusher. Only 64,000
miles w/Cummings diesel
engine and Freightllner
chassis, highly polished
hardwood floors in living
area kitchen & bath. Lots of storage Inside &
out, no smokers. $45,999.
334-296-2989 ask for Brian.

Spyder 1979 Flat 2000 Classic Italian Sports
Car,Restored, Asking $13,479, Serious inquiries
only, 850-526-4394

$0 Down/lst Payment Tax, Tag & Tle
Repos, Slow Credit, Past Banlruptcy OK!
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BMW 2012 X5: X drive 3.5d. 11000 miles. All
wheel drive sports package twin turbo diesel,
30 mpg on road, double sunroof, all options,
five passenger black with cinnamon interior.
Transferable warranty to 50k, & maintenance
included. $55,000. Call 229-220-1537
Cadillac 2000 Deville like new cond. runs'great
red in color, new tires, 48K original miles,
28mpg, $6399. OBO 334-886-2199.
Chevolet HHR 2009 LS,
silver 62K miles, $9500.'

Hyundal 2004 Sonata:
Silver, very low miles,
64k miles highway, 4 door
sedan, V6 engine, clean
title, good tires, immacu-
late interior, great gas mileage, one owner.
Retail $8,995. Selling $6,000. OBO. 646-456-2807
incoln 1997 Towncar -
125,000 mi., runs great, in-
terior & exterior clean,
rust free; good tires.
$2,450, 334-797-2422
Z- Mercedes Benz 1981380 SL,
silver & blue convertible
with hard top, V8 engiree,
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Super Bowl XLVII

Lewis 'agitated, not angry about story

The Associated Press

ing, even laughing, at
questions about a report
linking him to a company
that purports to make per-
formance-enhancers, Bal-
timore Ravens linebacker
Ray Lewis said Wednesday
he "never, ,ever took" the
Lewis described himself -
as "agitated," not angry,
that the stdry has become
part of the Super Bowl- .
week prelude to Baltimore's
game against the San Fran-
cisco 49ers on Sunday.
He added that he's cer-
tain his teammates won't
be distracted by the re-
port in Sports Illustrated.
The magazine said Lewis
sought help from a com-
pany that says its deer-ant-
ler spray and pills contain
a banned product con-
nected to human growth
hormone. The 37-year-old
Lewis is the leading tackler
in the NFL postseason after Baltimore Ravens Iinebacker R
returning from a tonight deniedareport linkinghim to
triceps that sidelined him someone can have this
for 10 games. much attention on a stage
In a private conversation this big, where the dreams
with Ravens head coach are really real," Lewis said
John Harbaugh, and later Wednesday, wearing his
in the public setting of a white No. 52 Ravens jer-
news conference, Lewis sey, gray sweat pants and
distanced himself from a black hat with the team's
Sports With Alternatives To purplelogo."I don't need it.
Steroids (SWATS). SI re- My teammates don't need
ported that company own- it. The 49ers don't need it.
er Mitch Ross recorded a Nobody needs it"
call with Lewis hours after The magazine reported
the player hurt his arm in that when it spoke to Lewis
an October game against for its story, he acknowl-
Dallas. According to the edged asking Ross for
report, Lewis asked Ross "some more of the regular
to send him deer-antler stuff" on the night of the
spray and pills, along with injury and that he has been
other items made by the associated with the com-
company. pany "for a couple years."
"It's so funny of a story Lewis' stance Wednesday
because I never, ever took was different.
what he.says or whatever "He told me there's noth-
I was supposed to do. And ing to it. ... He's told us in
it's just sad once again that the past, he's told us now,

ay Lewis speaks during a Super Bowl XLVII news conference on Wednesday in New Orleans. Lewis
a company that purports to make performance-enhancers.

that he's never taken any
of that stuff, ever. And I be-
lieve Ray. I trust Ray com-
pletely. We have a relation-
ship. I know this man. And
I know what he's all about,"
Harbaugh said. "It's just too
bad it has to be something
that gets so much play."
Christopher Key, a co-
owner of SWATS, said in a
telephone interview that
the company removed
from its website NFL play-
ers' endorsements because
"all the players were given
letters by the NFL two years
ago' saying they had to
cease and desist and could
not continue to do busi-
ness with us anymore."
NFL spokesman Greg Ai-
ello confirmed that, but did
not respond to other re-
quests for comment about
the company or Lewis'

Key said the deer-antler
products made by SWATS
"helped the body repair,
regrow and rejuvenate"
and that "you will never fail
a drug test from taking our
He added thatSWATS has
sold its products to more
than 20 college. football
players each at Southeast-
ern Conference schools
Alabama, Auburn, Missis-
sippi, LSU and Georgia.
Alabama has sent two
cease and desist letters
to the company, univer-
sity spokeswoman Debbie
Lane said, adding: "UA has
been aware of this situation
for some time, and we have
monitored this company
for several years."
Auburn spokesman Kirk
Sampson said that school

sent a cease-and-desist let-
ter in 2011.
In an emailed statement,
Ross said: "It is the view
of SWATS and Mitch Ross
that the timing of informa-
tion was unfortunate and
misleading and was in no
way intended to harm any
athlete. We have always
been about aiding athletes
to heal faster and partici-
pate at an optimum level of
play in a lawful and healthy
manner. We never encour-
age the use of harmful
supplements and/or dan-
gerous drugs."
Harbaugh didn't think his
players would be bothered
a bit by the subject this
week, dismissively waving
his left hand while saying:
"As a football team, it's not
even a factor for us."
Known for his frequent

references to God and faith,
2001 Super Bowl MVP Lew-
is called the whole episode
a "joke" and a "trick of the
devil," adding that he told
teammates: "Don't let peo-
ple from the outside ever
come and try to disturb
what's inside."
Faced with a handful of
questions about SWATS,
and on-field topics, Lewis
never had to deal with a
single reference to a dark
chapter in his life: He
pleaded guilty to obstruc-
tion of justice in connec-
tion with a double murder
after a Super Bowl party
at an Atlanta nightclub in
"We all inhere have past.
You know? But how many
people actually dwell into
it? You know? Nah, it ain't
about your past. It's about
your future," Lewis said
in response to a question
about the Ravens keeping
focused on Sunday's game.
"And for me and my
teammates, I promise you,
we have a strong group of
men that we don't bend
too much," he said, raising
a clenched right fist, "and
we keep pushing forward.
So it's not a distraction at
all for us."
Asked about deer-antler
spray, San Francisco's tight
endVernon Davis' take was,
"I don't think Ray would
take any substance."
Carlos Rogers, a 49ers
cornerback, chuckled
when asked about it and
what effect the headlines
could have on the Ravens.
"I don't think they'll get
a distraction. I don't know
what to make of that. I
heard it was something
that can't be detected. They
can't test (for) it, anyway,"
Rogers said. "Him saying
that he's never failed a test,
he probably hasn't failed a
test for what they test for."

Winter X Games

Recent crashes raise injury concerns for X Games

The Associated Press ing moment. The wipeouts
included a runaway snow-
ASPEN, Colo. The im-. mobile that sent spectators
age was chilling: Snow- scrambling.
mobile rider Caleb Moore, Even the highlights were
launched over his handle- hardly tame. Snowboard,
bars on a backflip gone, ingstarShaunWhitesoared
wrong, rolled down the a competition record 24
landing hill with his 450- feet into the air during the
pound machine somer- superpipe competition,
saulting behind him. Run and fellow 'boarder Elena
over by his sled, Moore Hight showed off a diffi-
lay on the snow for sev- cult trick called a "double
eral minutes before being alley-oop backside rodeo"
helped off the course. As that involved a couple of
of Wednesday, he was hos-. backflips and a 180-degree
pitalized in critical condi- rotation. It had never been
tion because of bleeding seen in a competition.
around his heart and a All that, plus Moore's
complication involving his crash, has some wondering
brain, whether dialing up the
Moore's was the worst difficulty each year
accident at the Winter X improves action sports or
Games, which wrapped has simply made them too
up Sunday night after four dangerous.
days of competition, but "Should we be asking
it wasn't the only harrow- these questions? We abso-

lutely should be," said Dan
Lebowitz, the executive di-
rector of Sport in Society at
Northeastern University,
which examines the role of
sports to promote healthy
development and social
The people performing
these superhuman feats
"really are just human," he
said. "How do we maintain
safety in that progression
when that progression
sometimes pushes every
envelope to some amaz-
ingly extreme point?"
Moore's injuries under-
score the dangers at Win-
ter X, which was filled with
numerous cover-your-eyes
Halldor Helgason of Ice-
land over-rotated on a flip
in the snowboard big air
competition and had to be
taken off on a sled with a

concussion. Rose Battersby
of New Zealand sustained
a lumbar spine fracture in
a wipeout during practice
before the skiing slopestyle
competition, which will be
an Olympic sport next win-
ter at the Sochi Games.
Then there was this:
Summer X Games moto-
cross champion turned
snowmobile newcomer
Jackson Strong tumbled
off his machine during
the best trick competition,
the throttle sticking and
the sled swerving toward
fans as they scurried away.
The machine came to a
rest when it got tangled in
some netting and no one
was seriously hurt.
'Such a scenario had al-
ready crossed the mind of
Levi LaVallee, a snowmo-
biler who captured two
gold medals :only to be

sidelined for the final two
competitions after tearing
a muscle in his back.
"I've always thought
about, 'What happens if
the thing tips over and the,
throttle sticks?'" LaVallee
said. "It was good, though,
because it showed that X
Games has a good setup
with the fencing."
Whether action sports
are too dangerous is an
issue that's' been raised
When freestyle skier Sar-

ah Burke died in a training
accident a little more than
a year ago in Park City,
Utah, there were questions
about the halfpipe. Before
that, the sport was exam-
ined when snowboarder
Kevin Pearce suffered a
severe brain injury in a fall
in the same pipe as Burke
two years earlier. Pearce
has recovered and served
as an analyst at Winter X..
But in general, the ath-
letes accept the risks and
defend their disciplines.

National Fbotball League

Niners' Williams questions league sanctions

The Associated Press

Williams can't believe the
New York Giants weren't
punished by the NFL for
targeting him in last year's
NFC championship game.
The punt returned whose
mistakes cost the 49ers a
chance to make the last Su-
per Bowl, and who will miss
Sunday's game against Bal-
timore with an injured left
knee, said Wednesday he is
"shocked" that the Giants
escaped discipline.
"The only thing crazy to
me was that nothing came
of it after they came down
so much on the Saints,"
Williams said.
"The league announced
the bounties and that (for-
mer Saints defensive co-
ordinator) Gregg Williams
said the same things the Gi-
ants were saying. They took
it to the highest level they
Could with the Saints. But

it seemed like the league
decided it was no big deal
what the Giants said."
What Giants special
teamers Jacquian Williams
and Devin Thomas said af-
ter New York's 20-17 over-
time victory sounded simi-
lar to what the Saints were
sanctioned for.
"The thing is, we knew he
had four concussions, so
that was our biggest thing
was to take him out of the
game," said linebacker
Jacquian Williams, who
forced the 49ers returned's
overtime fumble, which set
up the winning field goal.
Thomas recovered both er-
rors the fist was consid-
ered a muff when the ball
glanced offWilliams' knee.
"He's had a lot of concus-
sions," Thomas said. "We
were just like, 'We've got to
put a hit on that guy.'"
The NFL did not punish
either player following that
game, saying, "There was

no conduct by the Giants
of any kind that would sug-
gest an effort to injure Kyle
Williams in anyway."
And the Giants were not
penalized once the Saints
bounties were announced.
"Guys are trying to put
guys out of the game every
game, so it did not surprise
me," Kyle Williams said.
"You know a guy has a his-
tory of injuries, you'll go af-
ter it. You might not say it,
but you do it."
But the Giants said it.
"Yeah," Williams said
with a shrug. "But it's all in
the past now. And we're at
the Super Bowl."
The Giants declined to
comment Wednesday. Wil-
liams also was subjected to
hateful, even threatening
comments via social. me-
dia after the 49ers lost the
conference championship
game. He talked with his
father, Kenny, the execu-
tive vice president of the

Chicago White Sox, and
was comforted by his dad's
"He told me that a strong
man gets through this,"
Kyle Williams said. "He
said, 'I have no doubt you
will,' and that's the last time
we talked about it."


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