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BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
Until Wednesday morning, all but
86 employees of Jackson County were making less than the minimum range for their positions as compared to several other surrounding counties. But the county's vote to adopt a new salary schedule changed all that immediately for most workers.
As of Wednesday, their salaries increased by various amounts based on how far they were below the minimum "0 1 range. And the county will revisit some
4of those who got the lowest increases.
About a half-dozen would receive less than $200. Some commissioners said after the meeting they were considering the idea of giving each employee an increase of at least $1,500 when they Anna Grace Johnson, 7, of Cottondale creates a sleet angel atop her trampoline, adjust, either as a permanent salary adjustment, as a bonus or as a combination of both. About 70 employees' curA s dawn broke in Jack- rent increases fall short of that figure.
son CountyWednes- About a half-dozen employees got in.Lkday, temperatures creases of more than or nearly $10,000 a
were still below freezing. year, and one position, the building ofSeveral ice pictures were ficial, calls for a nearly $20,000 increase.
taken that morning by staff, The other figures varied widely from
and some were emailed, there.
texted to or posted on the
Floridan Facebook page by See RAISES, Page 5A
readers. Some are presented here for your enjoyment
and there are many more
to see on the Floridan
website. Weather-watchers et t2
expect Thursday to dawn
well below freezing, at an
estimated 20 degrees. UnRie Wednesday, though, ex er talks'
clear skies were forecast for the morning. Local tomperatures are expected to PHOTOS BY VALERIA ROBERTS (TOP)t
be at "springtime" levels by FALISHA BULLARD (LEFT) AND DONNAYOUNG (ABOVE)
the weekend, according to TOP: An open water pipe created ice BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
Jackson County Emergency sculptures overnight in Greenwood. firstname.lastname@example.org
Management Director Rod- ABOVE: Donna Young of Greenwood sent
ney Andreasen. Meanwhile, in this picture of a tiny iceman scraped The man who helped craft what belocal residents should con- together Wednesday morning. LEFT: came the state's optional bed tax spoke
tinue to pay special atten- Falisha Bullard found a little bit of snow, to Jackson County Commissioners Tuestion to vulnerable people, to the delight of her daughter, shown day in a special workshop with the Tourpipes, plants and pets while here bundled up with a dab of the frozen ist Development Council, which manthe cold conditions persist. treasure balanced on her fingertip. ages the county's 4 percent bed tax.
Commissioners have expressed a need
for some guidance going forward as they RSadrmlch ills fine-tune how the bed tax is put to use in
As o prss tme edneday theJacsonthe attempt to bring more visitors here. As o prss tme edneday theJacsonTom Waits and TDC Director Pa County road department reported the follow- Fuqua led the session, which opened )Peacock Road Detour: U.S. 90 Tepresentation and subsequent disPnade(Oh ipola River bridge closed). cussion covered issues like the poten)) M gnoia oad De our Hop Sc ooltial use ofthe bed tax, an d Fuqua gave Rodor Iron Bridge Road (Chipola River the board some written Attorney Genbridge closed). / eral opinions that had resulted in cases
Ra(bigovrDithe tax was at issue. W nrbasbrnscities were. unrprdfor the ice, Creek closed). Waits told the board that the county
sleet and snow that resulted. )) Gemstone Road (from Highway 2 to would be wise to further explore how
second day of closures From New Orleans to Destin, up Biscayne Road). "sports events and venues can put heads
for schools, some roads to Birmingham, Ala., and east to a in beds at local motels, the ultimate goal
crippled Atlanta, the line of winter The Florida Department of Transportation of the tax for his industry and for other storms wreaked havoc on transpor- reported the following: businesses in the counties they serve.
BY ANGIE COOK tation systems, stranding not oniy )) Interstate 10 closed to all traffic in The tax, he said, actually started as a
email@example.com travelers, but daily commuters and, Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, self-imposed fee shaped by the lodging
in some cases, schoolchildren. Holmes, Washington, Jackson and Gadsden industry. Hoteliers, he said, recognized
Area residents awoke Wednesday Meanwhile, forecasts that teased County, from the Florida/Alabama state line the need for a shared and self-perpetumorning toan icy taste of the type of of possible overnight snow in our east to mile marker 192 in Midway. ating fund that would help draw tourwinter normally seen much farther area gave way to a Wednesday An FDOT call cet~ter will assist motorists in ists to their areas and agreed to collect it
north of the Florida Panhandle. Late morning result that was not quite Northwest Florida, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. from each of their guests on behalf of the Tuesday, temperatures -dropped the winter wonderland some may Call toll-free 888-638-0250 and ask for ex- counties that oversee the money.
quickly, as a massive line of slow- have hoped they would find when tension 1199 or dial direct to 850-330-1199. Waits talked about some specific ways moving precipitation stretched The center is operational.
across the Southeast, where many See STORM, Page 5A See TAX, Page 5A
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1'Low -331 5
24 hours 0.19" Year to date 2.27"
Month to date 2.27" Normal YTD 4.4"
Friday Saturday Normal MTD 4.4" Normal for year 59.26"
Mostly sunny & mild. Partly cloudy. Warmer. TIDES ULTRAVIOLET______INDEXPanama City Low 6:36 AM High 9:05 PM
Apalachicola Low 10:08 AM High 1:55 AMN 0-2 Low, 3-5 Moderate, 6-7 High, 8-10 Very High, 11+ Extreme
Port St. Joe Low 6:41 AM High .9:3 8 PM
Hih 70.High -72o Destin Low 7:52 AM High 10:11 PM 0 1 2
Low -58' Lo 0 4 Pensacola Low 8:26 AM High 10:44 PM
RIVER READINGS Reading Flood Stage T SUN 6:34 M
Sunday ModyWoodruff 44.68 ft. 66.0 ft Surs6:4A
Mondsoay.4 t. 1.0f Sunset 5:15 PM
Cloudy & warm. Cloudy & warm. Maontstw 7.8.2 ft. 19.0 ft Moonrise 6:01 PM Feb. Feb. Feb. Jan.
Possible storms. Possible showers. aina82 t 90f Moonset 5:22 PM 6 14 22 30
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JACKSON COUNTY Co uunity Calendar
IF'IIO R ID A Nl" TODAY Course-at the Reddoch Firing range, 3052 Cal- Citizens, 2931 Optimist Drive in Marianna. Call
SSt. Anne Thrift Store BOGO Sale -9 a.m. to 1 houn Road in Marianna just off Blue Springs Road. 482-5028. Publisher Valeria Roberts p.m. St. Ann Thrift Store, 4285 2nd Ave., Marianna. Florida hunters 16 years of age or older must have )) Marianna City Commission Meeting 6
firstname.lastname@example.org ))Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting ad a hunting license. Persons born on or after June p.m. in City Hall, 2898 Green St., Marianna. Public
Banqet -hip'l ollee i theoldArsIBidn. 1, 1975 must pass a hunter safety course before welcome. Call 718-1001. Circulation Manager Dena Oberski Baqe CioaCleei h l rsBidn. purchasing a hunting license.
email@example.com "2013 Citizen of the Year" will be awarded. ))l~~i5Aoyos pnMeig~40 Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Meeting 8-9
aChipola Civic Club Meeting Noon at The Oaks 5:30 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist pm.ithAAroofFstUteMtodt CONTACT US Restaurant, U.S. 90 in Marianna. The CCC's focus Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna. Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna. Closed disTlpoe8552-64is the local community, "Community, Children & cussion with 12 & 12 study. Everyone with a desire
TeepX: 850-2-3614 Character." Call 526-3142. )12hAnaClsilDeers-638pm. to stop drinking is welcome.
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion, a1t nulCasclDset :08pm
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 8-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Cale- at the Panhandle Pioneer, Settlement 17869 NWWENSAFB5
Street Address: donia St., Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance Pioneer Settlement Road, Blountstown. ClassicalWENSAFB5
4403 Constitution Lane limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking; music provided by Virginia Baker, PhD and Crystal aEast Jackson County Economic DevelopMarianna, FL 32448 papers will not be signed. Waters and golden oldies by Sue Bradley and Peggy ment to Recognize Business of 'the Month for
Cox. Buffet of delectable desserts will be provided. February 11:30 a.m. Chipola Surgical & Medical Office Hours: Cost $20 per couple or $15 per person. Call.674- Specialties,. 7999 U.S. 90, Sneads. Public encourWeekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. FRIDAY, JAN. 31 2777 for ticket- reservations. aged to attend.
)) Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Pro- )) Astronomy in the Park 7-9 p.m. Florida Cay- aAlcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting Noon MISS YOUR PAPER? gram Application Closing Dates Producers ersSaePkinMina.TlhseeAtommay apply for coverage of non-insurable crop when em Staite Pal rking M arina Tallahasse Aelscronomi to 1 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist You should receive your newspaper no later low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planning cal Siety wmaill bring afvarie thfle else s Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna. than 6 a.m. If it does not arrive, call Circula- occur due to natural disaster. Producers must file biouasndomtngosto. tion between 6 a.m. and noon, Tuesday to the application and service fee by closing date for THURSDAY, FEB. 6
Friday, and 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday. The SUNDAYr FEB. 2gpans Fo oeifal56 International Chat'n' Sip 8:30-10 am. at the
Jackson County Floridan (USPS 271-840) 21ex..SUDYFE.2Jackson County Public Library, 2929 Green St. in is pulishd Tusdaythrogh FidaBird ) Bid Wak -10 aam.FlFlorida ers Cavernsk, lStatecsAParkusCloAlcoholicsn MaiAnonymousin CClosedaffDiscussionter
is ublshe Tusda thoug Frdayand Marianna. Walk begins at Blue Hole swimming -6:30 p.m. in AA room of First United Methodist Mran.Lann etrsafadteritr
Sunday mornings. Periodical postage paid area and will last about an hour. Be sure to bring Church, 2901 Caledonia St.in Marianna At- national English learners invite the public for the at Marianna, FL. binoculars. Walk led by Park Volunteers Elliott and tendance limited to persons with a desire to stop exchange of language, culture and ideas in a relaxed
Lesley Smith. drinking, environment. Light refreshments served. No charge.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES aHooks and Needles-i10 am. at the Jackson aAlcoholics Anonymous Meeting 8 p.m..in thp al48-14
Hom dlivry $123permoth,$383 County Public Library, Marianna Branch. New and board room of Campbellton-Graceville Hospital, aSt. Anne Thrift Store 9a.m. to 1 p.m. St.
Hoedlvey 1.3 e oth 3.3 experienced handcrafters welcome to create, share, 5429 College Drive, Graceville. Ann e's Catholic Church, 3009 5th St., Marianna.
for three months; $62.05 for six months; learn or teach favorite projects. Call 482-9631. Call 482-3734.
and $123.45 for one year. All prices iclude )) Physician Recruitment Committee of Jackson MONDAY, FEB. 3 )) Chipola Civic Club Meeting Noon at The Oaks
applicable state and local taxes. Mail hospital Board offrustees 12:30 p.m. in the Marianna Lions Club Meeting Noon at Jim's Restaurant, U.S. 90 in Marianna. The CCC's focus subscriptions must be paid in advance. Mail boardroom of Jackson Hospital. Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna. Call is the local community, "Community, Children &
subscriptions are: $46.12 for three months; )) Chess Club 6-8 p.m. First United Methodist 482-2005. Character.' Call 526-3142:
$92.24 for six months; and $184.47 for one Church on Clinton St. in Marianna. Sponsored by aJackson County Quilters Guild Meeting )) Marianna Kiwanis Club Meeting Noon at year Marianna Optimist Club for students for students 8-_ 5:30-7: 130 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church, Jim's Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna.
18 years of age in Jackson County. All students and 3975 U.S. 90 West, Marianna. Business meet- Call 482-2290. ADERISNGicudn baenes are welcome. aoll 693-473 lvs ings are fourth Mondays; other Mondays are for )) VFW & Ladies Auxiliary Meeting 6 p.m. at
TheRISN adetsrareiht h ulse nior Seingles Mreeinc-6-8pe n the073 proj .ects, lessons and help. All quilters welcome. Call 2830 Wynn St., Marianna. Covered-dish supper folTh dvrieraresta tepblse ) SnirSnge"Metn -68p .inte 209-7638. lowed by a 7 p.m. business meeting. Call 372-2500.
shall not be liable for damages arising First United Methodist Church Youth Conter, 4392 aWoodmen of the World Lodge 65 monthly outoferor ad dvrtseens eynd Clinton St., Marianna. New location. Ample parking. metn))pm a h atnHos nSed Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion,
theamont aidforthespae atualy Singles age 50 and oid~r are invited for games, Eneranmn will be prvie by. Roger Whitake 8-9 p.m.. First United Methodist Church, 2901 Cale-
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Russ Sholtz leads the singing in the Settlement's Red Oak Methodist Church.
Sacred Harp Sing is Feb.15
The Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement in Blountstown will present its
SUBMITTED PHOTO 10th annual Sacred Harp
enior Fellowship Association held its monthly meeting and Sing on Saturday, Feb. 15,
starting at 9:30 a.m.
luncheon on Monday, Jan. 20. After the business meeting, a live staaring at 930 a.m.
auction was held selling items the members brought for sale. aka FaSoLa or shape note
Jim Dee holds a machete that was up for bids at the auction, assisted singing, is a uniquely
American tradition and
by his wife Jean. has been preserved in
the South since colonial
PLT T T F I Singing gospel hymns
.PLUC 1N T1E ST INGS without the accompani- The Sacred Harp Hymn Book.
ment of a harp or any
other musical instru- Visitors are requested available and admission
ment, is called a cappella to bring a homemade pot is free. Donations are .," from shape notes. Come luck dish or dessert for welcome.
and enjoy this special all to enjoy and to show Call 674-2777 or send southern tradition and off your cooking/baking an email to ppsmuseum@ also enjoy dinner on the skills. yahoo.com for more
grounds. Guided tours will be information.
Cottondale Elementary Honor Roll
Second Nine Weeks Herring, Jaimine James, Herring, Ashley Hicks, SydFirst Grade Bradley Monday, Treyshon ney Justice, Heaven Land,
A Honor Roll Caden Nettles, Douglas Pippin, Andrew Lebouef, Caleb Barnes, Kalisia Bryant, Dawson Powell, Gracie Ray O'Bryan, Luke Ohler, Nina Destiny Cook, Nikayla Trey Shores, Rylin Shouppe, Rodman, Cameron RogDeshazo, Linkon Drum- Stephanie Summerlin, Na-, ers, Jovan Shannon, Sara mond, Symarii Gonza- talee Walsingham, Caleb Sphere, Laney Stewart, Dalez, Marley Green, Robby Williams mian St. Fleur
Griffin, Piper Havens, Third Grade Fifth Grade
Kaitlyn Henderson, Kade A Honor Roll Kate Ball, A Honor Roll HanHicks, Ella Joyner, Yese- Rebecca Barnes, Kadie nah Chambliss, Emily nia Lopez, Shanelle Reid, Corbin, Charlie- Cutchins, Chambliss Allie Scott, Wyatt Speers, Noah Ellis, Evan Gayhart, A/B Honor Roll Mason Dallis Thompson, Haley Alexis Goodwin, Jayson Braxton, Kaleb Brock, Taylor Vinson, Taylor Walden, Harris, Ariana Jenkins, Dumas, Addi Griffin, Kirsten Vanesse Young Farynn MbAlpin, Catalyn- Haggerty, Kylie Harvey, HanA/B Honor Roll Ely- nia Randall, Haven White na McClain, Ethan Parris, cia Baxley-Barnes, Tanner A/B Honor Roll Chris- Eva Pullin, Jaden Sanders, Benefield, Emilia Boggs, tian Aguillon-Tovar, Mi- Josie Scott, TristenWerts Hope Butler, Dylan Bran- chaelAnderson, Anderson, non, KrystalCapps,Jeremy Hayes Braxton, Niymeshia
1Cassatt, Lacie Chesson, Bryant, Ira Carnley, Austin 4Philip
Wesley Conklin, Kaylee Carr, Mackinze Cassatt, Cripes, Ashlyn Domin- James Champion, Autumn SUBMITTED PHOTO guez, Travis Franke, Ange- Cripes, Ernest Cummings, leaJackson, Justin Jackson, Anthony Davis, Devon Daarpist Anna Maria Mendietta taught a master class for Hayley Jansenius, Sierra vis, Robbie Deshazo, FranChipola College in conjunction with her Jan. 16 Artist Series Jenkins, Jalyssia Johnson, ces Farris, Janisha Gaines,
performance. Here, Mendietta introduces Chipola student Desirae Lockhart, Hannah Hunter Hasty; Kailey JackMelton, Keeley Moore, son, Anthony Land, Gage Daniel Clubb to the harp. KeslynMyers, JoshuaRog- Nobles, Martin Salazar, Jed Carat The FIVE C's
_- --_-_ ers, Brianna Royster, Berry Shouppe, Braiden Staley, Color
Scott, Teaira Scott, Trace Chad Steverson, Mia Ste- Clarity Clarity
eSmith verson, Jaran Patterson, Cut
a Childhood Center names Second Grade Myra Perry, Dakota Quick, CONFIDENCE
A Honor Roll Kenlee RylinYoumans
Ammons, Kyler Bryant, Fourth Grade Marianna's Most
Employee Teacher of the Year Patrick Coulliette, Jessie A Honor Roll Jay Crisp, Trusted Jeweler
SCrisp, Tina Deese, Jacob Jersie McGinty, Layne MitchGoodwin, Tucker Hinson, ell, Amya Oxendine, Joshua Est. 1971
Keneisha Long-Smith ._Mataia Keene, Jeremy Scurlock, Jordan Self tsO
has been selected Teacher Scurlock, Justin Self, Tyler A/B Honor Roll Kaylee
of the Year for the second Stewart, DevinTharp Alexander, Kloee Athey, 8EWELES
year in a row by he% peers. A/BHonor Roll-Jay'len Raven Benefield, Jessica GEAOLOGISTS
"I am humbled and hon- Arline, Cale Barnes, Jus- Carnley, Jacob Edenfield, 850.482.4037
ored," she said. tin Barnes, Tatum Bar- Kaleb Gardner, Chloe watsonjewelers.com
Keneisha has been a rick, Hannah Brannon,
teacher in Jackson County Manon Brooks, Terry I can show any listing ... not just mine!
since 2001. She graduated Brooks, Slade Buckalew,
from Grand Ridge High i Mayken Carter, Greyson E D CC O Y
School. and states that sev- ,' Chambliss, Wade Cheseral teachers were instru- son, Brad Edenfield, Luke 850-573-6198 cell
mental in her decision to Edenfield, Caleb Good- email@example.com
become a teacher. She re- SUBMITTED PHOTO win, James Harp, Julissa Ontut2! Century21Sunny
ceived her Bachelor of Sci- School Related Employee of the Year Mary Carol Murdock and Harris, Kayveyonna M 8ODE F E 4 South Properties ence and Master in Coun- Teacher of the Year Keneshia Long-Smith. 4630 HWy 90 Martanna, FL
selling and Psychology wwci
from Troy State University. hood Center. Her vibrant ai
"She is an enthusiastic personality shines as she .
teacher that brings extra greets families and fellow A A A
excitement to her dailyles- staff members," said Ad- Mon. (E) 1/27 7-4-3 4-6-3-6 1-9-17-24-36
sons to allow her students ministrator Kim Long. Mon. (M) 8-9-2 1-6-4
the experiences necessary "She is able to multitask Mo. (M) 8-9-2 1-1-6 1
for proper development," while completing her nusaid Administrator Kim merous responsibilities. Tue. (M) 2-5-1 9-8-7-4 'hILtsul'nCe ...- 11Cy
Long. She goes the extra mile in Wed. (E) 1/29 8-3-0 2-2-3-7 Notavailable
"Her compassion as a assuring that school oper- Wed. (M) 5-1-4 1-4-2-6 Paying too much for your
mother overflows into her ations run smoothly. She is Thurs. (E) 1/23 7-4-5 5-4-6-0 21-23-33-35-36 Home and Auto Insurance?
classroom and is evident compassionate and shows Thurs. (M) 1-0-0 0-3-6-9 Let Us Help!!
through the hearts she much concern for others Fri. (E) 1/24 2-2-4 7-3-1-0 8-20-21-29-32
touches on a daily basis. as she is committed to the Fri. (M) 4-3-2 0-6-9-2 MAarianna 's Largest Selection
Keneisha provides stability Early Childhood Center Sat. (E) 1/25 6-8-1 9-1-0-7 10-16-20-25-35 with the Lowest Prices
and comfort to those who team. Jackson County is are in most need." She is very fortunate to have her Sat. (M) .. 9-6-8 7-8-3-5 married to Raymond and in this program." Sun. (E) 1/26 9-1-5 5-6-4-4 1-5-19-30-35
they have two children, Mary Carol admits, Sun. (M) 3-2-0 0-9-3-8 Life
Kaelen and Ky'ier. "aside from my daily re- E = Evening drawing, M= Midday drawing Auto
Mary Carol Murdock was sponsibilities, I enjoy conchosen as School Related necting with the pre-K and Home
Employee of the Year. Her early pre-K students. They Saturday 1/25 8-12-18-55-57 PB 2 Mobile Home
position at Early Child- are truly a joy to greet each Wednesday 1/29 Not available hood Center is unique, as day!" l"J. Covle Mayo
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Grand Ridge Announces SN nSCUN YAT
Teacher of the Year TEAM PLACES SECOND AT
Michaeline Sheffield of them. ESOL endorsement. D S R C OP T T O
Grand Ridge School was She is She didn't start her ca- -awarded the honor of -, currently reer in education but
teacher of the year. teachi ng found herself to always
She is the wife to Allen first grade. have a love for teaching
Sheffield and mother of She gradu- young people. After a few
three amazing children, ated from different careers she found i
Blake, Brandon, and Sa- Sheffield Florida State herself returning to school vanna Sheffield. Her fain- University to do what she had always
fly is her pride and joy. in 2009 with her Bachelor wanted to do "Teach!" They have been great sup- of Science in Elementary She enjoys her students port and she couldn't have Education with a Read- and plans to have a longbeen successful without ing Endorsement and an term career in education.
Grand Ridge Announces
Teacher of the Year
Tim Baggett started coaching in and world cultures mn
working in the school sys- Walculla for Grand Ridge while help-t
tem in 1999 as a substitute nine years, ing coach football and
teacher and coach at Mani- he returned softball.
anna High School. to Jackson He is a graduate of SUBMITTED PHOTO
While coaching track, County and Chipola College and Fla- (Ineads High School FCCLA Culinary Arts team demonstrated
football and. softball he began teach- gler College, and is cur- isclnr li gis he te em tteDsrc
moved to Wakulla County Bagget ing math at rently completing his final isclnr li gis he te em tteDsrc
and started coaching and Grand Ridge graduate school class in S event held on Jan. 22. The team received a silver medal and
teaching there full time. School in 2012. Education Administration second place. Pictured (from left) are Mary Pintado, Lyrik Barnes
After teaching and Baggett has taught math at Saint Leo University. and Kelvin Lawson.
Grand Ridge announces Shlo rtczsState Briefs
Shlonciiczs card machines. ship's location at that time
R oo ie u~ u tr o f Y ar Bondi's priorities Only one commissioner was then reported to the
TALLAHASSEE Commissioner Jean The ship was returning
Sara Bien is a native of received the around the nation. Florida Attorney Monestime sald he was from Cozumel, Mexico,
Grand Ridge whose fain- honor of be- She is married to Joseph General Pam Bondi was not convinced the cost of to Port Everglades after a
fly has been attending the ing on the M. Bien of Bonifay and upset that a Democratic improvements won't come five-day cruise. It resumed
school for generations. She dean's list, resides in Jackson County challenger told a media out of drivers' pockets. its journey after the Coast
graduated from Sneads Upon grad- with her family audience that she was In a separate vote, com- Guard assumed control of
High School in 2007 and uation, she She interned at Grand so .ft on white collar missioners established the search.
went on to r 'eceive her wa eog- Ridge in kindergarten but crim e do ew reqinguiremsens
associate's and bachelor's Bien nized for her ended her internship early GogShlnmae pcngupsegrsMiami Beach allows
degrees from Chip ola me mb e r- to become a permanent the comments earlier at Miami International strip club to reopen
College. ship in Phi Theta Kappa, substitute for a third-grade Wednesday at the 20th Airport and PortMiami.
Each semester she was an undergraduate honors teacher out on maternity annual legislative edi- The changes include a MIAMI The city of Mienrolled in the education program. offered through leave. She began teaching tors meeting hosted by dress code for drivers and amBechsaloda program at Chipola she Chipola College and officially in August 2013. The Associated Press. a special decal for drivers strip club to reopen more
_____________________________________________________ Sheldon inferred that participating in the "am- than two weeks after it Bondi ignored a poten- bassador cab" program. was shut down because of tial investigation into Drivers without the de- allegations that a 13-yearGrand Ridge announces School Donald Trump's busi- cal will be able to drop off odraanc her.focdt
ness dealings in Florida but not pick up passen Clbd a donn wasre
after receiving a $25,000 gers at the pots. alowedpeonday
Rehlted Employee of the Year capag night.bu
Wilma Johnson was se- attending place to be. It is obvious entrepreneur. Coast Guard searches city Manager Jimmy
lected School Related Em- there. to everyone around her A clearly angry Bondi, for missing cook Morales issued an emerployee of the Year. John- Ms. Wilma, that she. loves children and who had zipped through MIAMI The Coast gency order to revoke
son has worked for Grand as she is af- works tirelessly to make a long list of what she Guard is searching for a Club Madonnas cerRidge School for 35 years in fectionately sure they have everything saw as triumphs during cruise ship cook who went tificate of use Jan. 10. But
the ESE program and has known by all they need to succeed. her term, described the overboard in the Carib- follwingeasurs-ancs tha
chaired many programs of the former Johnson will be retiring accusation as not only bean Sea. igtehrn facm
throughout the years. Johnson and current at the end of this year and wrong, but "despicable Officials say Inyo man pliance officer would
She was born and raised s tu de n ts, would like to take this op- and disgusting." Bagiada of Indonesia fell be taken to prevent an
in Grand Ridge and at- has dedicated her life to portunitytothankeveryone Bondi sald Sheldons overboard early Wednes- underage dancer from tended Grand Ridge High helping children. Whet- who has helped her along comments were com- day near the Yucatan performing at the club,
School where she met her ever there is a need, you the way. She is saddened to pletely misleading, Channel. Bagiada was a Morales issued a stay future husb and, Bruce will find her doing her best be leaving, but greatly ap- noting that Trump has cook aboard the Celebrity Monday to the original Johnson. to fill that need. She goes preciates the opportunity never been under inves- Constellation. revocation.
All three of her children above and beyond what is to be of service these many tigation in Florida. A cruise line spokes- Police arrested three
graduated from Grand expected of her in order to years. Grand Ridge School Sheldon left his woman says the Coast people earlier this month Ridge High School and help the students, faculty, will surely miss Ms. Wilma position in the Obama Guard was notified that a for allegedly forcing a many of her grandchildren and administration make and her endless abundance administration to chal- person had gone over- runaway teen to prostitute either attended or are still Grand Ridge School a great of energy. lenge the incumbent board when a pair of hrefaddnea h
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JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN www.jcfloridan.com LOCAL THURSDAY. JANUARY 30,2014 5AiPeavy Funeral Home portunity to interact with 20367 NW Evans Ave. her. While her work life was
Blountstown, Fla. 32424 important it was her un850 674 2266 wavering love for her fami- ,P RI O
ly and friends for which she
will be most remembered
Mary Janice and truly missed.
Branch Survivors includeherhusband of 61 years, Daun; her
Mary Janice Branch, age son Michael (wife Teri);
68, of Grand Ridge, FL two granddaughters, Jen-
nie Christine and Kelly ,
passed away early Tuesday Ee Crstin e a llo
morning, January 28, 2014 Elizabeth Crews. She is also. at her home. Janice was survived by her brother,
born on October 2, 1946 in William Odell Medlock
Altha, FL and had lived in (wife Ruth) and numerous PHOTOS BY (FROM LEFT) HOLLY CUMMINGS, LAUREL MAGEE FORAN AND CECI SANTANA Calhoun and Jackson nieces and nephews. LEFT: Gavin Cook and M.J. Riley braved the cold to get in a few jumps. CENTER: Children built this tiny iceman on the hood of
Counties for most of her The family will receive a car in Cottondale. RIGHT: Sebastian Santana stands by his still-iced trampoline Wednesday afternoon. life. She was a homemaker friends Friday, January 31,
and a member of Shady 2014 from 1:30 pm until
Grove Methodist Church in 2:30 pm at the First Presby- .
Grand Ridge. Janice was terian Church of Marianna. '
The funeral cortege will
preceded in death by her T n o1..
husband, Carl B. Branch, leave the church at 2:40 pm y ','-_.-
parents James E. Bodiford for a 3 pm graveside funerand Carrean (Young) al service at Riverside Cem- J
Bodiford, brother, Leon etery with James & Sikes
Bodiford, sister,Betty Cody. Funeral Home Maddox v ..- <'Survivors include, 2 sons, Chapel directing.
Greg Branch of Grand In lieu of flowers, the famRidge, FL, Randy Branch fly has requested, if deand his wife, Mona of Le sired, contributions may be
Raysville, PA, 1 daughter, made to Emerald Coast
Shelia Rogers and her hu hospice. PHOTOS BYTWYLA ROULHAC (LEFT), LORALIE BENEFIELD (ABOVE)AND VALERIA ROBERTS (BELOW)
Expressions of sympathy -4;
band, Clark of Tallahassee, This is a view of the world (left) that many drivers had when
FL, 1 brother, Carroll may be made online they first got in their cars Wednesday morning. Above, The
Bodiford of Altha, FL, 2 sis- w .jamesandsikesfuneralho.om leaves on this plant in Cottondale are dripping with icicles.
ters, Faye Bailey of Below, Jackson County road crews spreaded sand over a bridge
Blountstown, FL, Margaret Marianna Chapel and its approach on CR 162 to help protect motorists after the
Warren of Blountstown, FL Funeral Home bridge had iced over.
7 grandchildren 3960 Lafayette Street
Funeral services will be Marianna, Florida 32446
held Saturday, February 1, Phone 850-526-5059
2014 at 11:00 am (CST) at
Shady Grove Methodist Jeffery Lane
Church with Reverend Raymond Owens officiating. Kittrell
Interment will follow in
Shady Grove Cemetery in Jeffery Lane Kittrell 53 of
Grand Ridge. The family Marianna passed away on
will receive friends Friday, Thursday, January 23, 2014
January 31, 2014 from 6:00 at his home.
pm (CST) until 8:00 (CST) Jeffery was born Decemat Peavy Funeral Home. ber 18, 1960 in Quincy, FL
All arrangements are un- to Jewel Junior Kittrell and
der the direction of Marlon the late Faye Drummond
Peavy at Peavy Funeral Kittrell. Jeffery loved his From PagelA Home in Blountstown, FL. dogs Ingis, Gracie, and Ab- the sun came up but it was still by, who were treated like cool (quite cold, really).
James & Sikes they were his Children. Below-freezing temperatures
Funeral Home He was preceded in
Maddox Chapel death by his mother Faye meant frosty patches on the
4278 Lafayette Street Kittrell, and his loving wife ground, small collections of ice Marianna, Florida 32446 Helen J. Kittrell. beads and crunchy sleet along850.482.2332 Jeffery is survived by his side' roads as traffic pushed them
father Jewel J. Kittrell of aside, sheets of ice covering cars Cottondale, brother Jewel and tree leaves (if peeled off care-
Hazel E. Kittrell and wife Patty of fully, a delicate crystal leaf was ,
Crews Cottondale, sister Sherl your temporary treasure), and
Roughen and husband Pat long rows of icicles on the eaves
Hazelof Cottondale, nieces Me- of houses, fenders of vehicles or
Haze "Crisine Crwslinda Campbell, Angi Burks
84, of Marianna went to be lnd Campel ng Burks wherever else the cold and gravity with The Lord on January and directed. DEBORAH BUCKHALTER/JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN
29, 2014. Lo his nephew B.J. Wal- Elevated surfaces like picnic Ice westbound: Law enforcement offiicials blocked the westbound 1-10 on-ramp off
29,b4 .f of M a ters. icic State Road 71 in Marianna Wednesday. It and several other 1-10 ramps from Jackson
Ars nrwativ ied anana A celebration of life serv- tables and trampolines collected CoutanPesclwrelod ryensa feraum.e ftaficahs Jackson County her entire e for Jeffery will be held at enough frozen rain for some and Pensacola were closed early Wednesday after a number of traffic crashes Mrs. Crews had resided in iceledoofficialswtolreroutedtrafficuto Urozenoraotherrroadways life.aShkwsn C t ler nta 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, enjoy by crafting the tiniest of life. She was a life long and February 1, 2014 in the Ma- "snow" men or making "ice anPresbyterian Church of rianna Chapel Funeral gels," but when it came to elevated Those road problems and the an- tions: Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Marianna. She was a grad- Home. roadways, the bit of ice we did get ticipated cold that could hinder a Holmes and Washington County
uate of Marianna High Expressions of sympathy soon became a problem and returntosafetypromptedadditional State Attorney's Offices will be
School and upon gradua- may be submitted online at has stayed that way. shutdowns, which were announced closed, but required personnel will
tion went to work with www.mariannachapelfh.com. Early in the day on Wednesday, throughout the day. be on hand for first appearances.
Nearing's Billing and Lum- roads crews began spreading sand Jackson County public schools Washington County will have a trial
ber Supply as well as work- on bridges to keep the driving and Chipola College (day and eve- and the prosecutor and required
ing with Gillis Insurance hazards to a minimum, but hours ning classes) will remain closed support staff will be working. Other
Agency. In 1966 she be- of overnight rain and sub-freezing Thursday, but county administra- functions will be suspended and the
came employed with Citi- temperatures lasting through the tive offices. will be open. offices will, in effect, be closed.
zens State Bank where she
worked until retiring in Artistic Designs Unimited Inc. day and predicted into midmorn- For the 14th Judicial Circuit, court- According to Jackson County 1991. Your Local Florist and Gifts ing Thursday forced closures of a houses in Jackson, Washington and Emergency Management and the
During her time at Citi- 2911 Jefferson St. Marianna few county and state roadways, Holmes countieswill be openThurs- National Weather Service in Talzens State Bank, Mrs. 850-372-4456 including portions of Interstate day; Calhoun, Bay and Gulf County lahassee, icy roads will create hazCrews' outgoing personali- Michael's Toggery 10. Some mail headed from Pen- courthouses will be closed. ardous travel conditions through
ty and friendly smile was Funeral Appropriate Attire sacola to local addresses was de- State Attorney's Offices in the six- Thursday morning, but as temperaappreciated by all those 2878 Jefferson St. Marianna layed by a couple of hours due to county 14th Circuit will be closed tures rise, ice will gradually taper off who had the fortunate op- 8504828647 ice on bridges along U.S. 90. Thursday, with some minor excep- and likely melt by noon.
R aise~rom age 1," ... ' ........From ,Page lA ";
Those who were already .... I the county could tap into
making within the average the bed tax and use it to [
range will get a 1 percent bring more visitors here.
increase.Improving and/or exJackson County Sheriff padigsprt ene ,
LOU Roberts and Jackson '' he said, would likely be
County Clerk of Court Dale a wise use of the money
Guthrie, as constitutional .because doing so could
officers,,. had not initially ... lead to more tourna- Tom Waits, who helped spearhead the state's bed tax, chats
been included in the salary >'ments, and with more with Jackson County Tourist Development Council Director
study that led to the sal- tournaments, more over- Pame Fuqua shortly after he spoke with Jackson County
ary bumps, but were later Jackson County Administrator Ted Lakey, left, Jackson County night visitors. Commssioners in a special workshop on TDC issues Tuesday. allowed to submit salary Commissioner Kenny Stephens and Jackson County Sheriff He also spoke of ways increase requests for their Lou Robertstalk afterthe county commission meetingTuesday to make the Jackson vocated partnerships and system which can verify employees as well. When night about Roberts' plans to submit a newly formatted salary County side of Lake conversations with other whether the events actualthey did so Thesday, how- increase request for his employees. Seminole more attractive counties aboutwhat's work- ly draw a significant numever, their formatting didn't to fishermen and other ing there and what isn't. ben of overnight guests.
match the spreadsheet the and Sheriff's employees its equipment and build- recreational users. He was also questioned Advertising the county,
county had used to set up figured in, the cost of the ing taxes. Those will come Walts said the county about how he thought the he said, should consume the other employees' in- increases comes to about to about $350,000 a year, needs to strengthen its re- county should split the bed the lion's share of the creases. Theywere asked to $558,715 annually. This in- some officials estimated. lationship with Visit Flori- tax money; several coin- money. Fuqua sald she re-submit so that the board cludes benefits. Commissioner Jeremy da, as it has resources the missioners have said they felt a five-year marketing
could see like comparisons In discussing how they Branch also hinted that county could tap deeper feel that, in the past and plan is essential in order before they took action on intended to meet the cost departments can expect into as it tries to promote perhaps even now, they've to use that money wisely those offices. Roberts sald of making this change, of- to "do more with less" in local tourism. He suggest- let too much go consis- and efficiently. The county he hoped to have his in by ficials cited an expected the coming years as, per- ed forging closer bonds tently to grant programs also should also use some the end of the week. Coin- tax revenue windfall for haps, some positions are with the staff at Florida for local events that don't money to continue to build missioners agreed to make the county next year when consolidated, supplies are welcome centers, travel have a proven track record and improve its inventory any increases for the two the Family Dollar Distribu- shared or pared down, and and leisure writers, and for putting heads in beds. of things to do in Jackson departments retroactive to tion Center's 10-year tax as other adjustments are others who could get the Waits said some counties County. She spoke specifiWednesday if they're ulti- break ends. As an incen- made to help trim the bud- word out about all that put only 10 percent of the cally of ecotourism oppormately approved. tive to locate here, Family get to accommodate the Jackson county has to of- bed tax toward such grants, tunities and other recogSo far, without the Clerk's Dollar was given a pass on raises. fer. He and Fuqua also ad- and that they try to have a nized visitor magnets.
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Farm bill passes House after years of wrangling
The Associated Press But 89 Democrats supported
it, bolstered by the lower cut in
WASHINGTON After years food stamps. The top Democrat
ofsetbacks, anearly$100 billion- on the agriculture panel, Mina-year compromise farm bill ------- nesota Rep. Collin Peterson,
cleared the House on Wednes- said he also enticed some of his
day despite strong opposition colleagues with more money
from conservatives who sought for fruit, vegetable and organic
a bigger cut in food stamps. programs.
The five-year bill, which pre- The final savings in the food
serves generous crop subsidies, stamp program would come
heads to the Senate, where ap- from cracking down on some
proval seems certain. The White states that seek to boost indiHouse said President Barack vidual food stamp benefits by
Obama would sign it. giving people, small amounts of
The measure, which the House federal heating assistance that
approved 251-166, had backing they don't need. That heating asfrom the Republican leader- sistance, sometimes as low as $1
ship team, even though it makes per person, triggers higher bensmaller cuts to food stamps than efits, and some critics see that
they would have liked. After wa- practice as circumventing the
vering for several years, the GOP law. The compromise bill would
leaders were seeking to put the require states to give individual
long-stalled bill behind them recipients at least $20 in heating
and build on the success of a bi- THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE assistance before a higher food
partisan budget passed earlier Dairy cows stand near a barn at a Billings, Mo., farm in March. Farmers expressed relief this week that a long fight stamp benefit could kick in. this month. Leaders in both par- over federal dairy subsidies had ended with an overhaul that most believe will be effective in keeping farms from Some Democrats said the food ties also were hoping to bolster going under during hard times. The House approved legislation Wednesday, and the bill is headed to the Senate. stamp cut still is too high. rural candidates in this year's To pass the bill, Lucas and his
midterm elections. the $80 billion-a-year food trying to get the bill passed for were ultimately not possible af- Senate counterpart, Democratic
House Speaker John Boehner stamp program, or around 1 per- almost three years. An early ver- ter the Senate balked and the Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michidid not cast a vote on the bill, cent. The House had sought a 5 sion of the legislation was de- White House threatened a veto. gan, found ways to bring many a commonplace practice for percent cut. feated on the House floor last The Senate had sought a cut of potential naysayers on board.
a speaker, but he had issued a The legislation also would con- June after conservatives said the $400 million annually. They spent more than two years statement Monday saying it was tinue to heavily subsidize major food stamp cuts were too mod- Many House conservatives still crafting the bill to appeal to "worthy of the House's support." crops for the nation's farmers est and liberal Democrats said voted against the bill 63 Re- members from all regions of the Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, while eliminating some subsi- they were too deep. publicans opposed it, one more country. They included a boost
D-Calif., voted for the bill de- dies and shifting them toward The House later passed a bill than in June. in money for crop insurance
spite concerns from some in her more politically defensible in- with a higher, $4 billion cut, ar- One of those conservative popular in the Midwest; higher caucus that the bill cut too much surance programs. guing at the time that the pro- opponents was Rep. Marlin rice and peanut subsidies for
from the food stamp program. House Agriculture Chairman gram had spiraled out of control Stutzman, R-Ind. "It spends Southern farmers; and renewal The bill ultimately would cut Frank Lucas, R-Okla., called the after costs doubled in the last money we simply don't have," he of federal land payments for about $800 million a year from compromise a "miracle" after five years. But cuts that high said. Western states.
Wounded vet stars at Obama address S sod fie
Stocks slide five.
The Associated Press anniversary of the World on weak earnings Boeing slumped after
War II D-Day landings. the plane maker said its
PHOENIX For a few About a year later, NEWYORK- Stock 2014 revenue and profit
moments at least, there Obama was visiting a mili- investors had plenty to would fall short of anawere no politics in the tary hospital in Maryland dislike on Wednesday. lysts' expectations as its
State of the Union address, where Remsburg was sent Disappointing earnings defense business slows
It was just Sgt. 1st Class for surgery when the presi- from big U.S. compa- and it delivers more of its
Cory Remsburg, a severely dent noticed a photograph nies, ongoing jitters in 787 planes, which are less
wounded Army Ranger, on a wall of himself and emerging markets and profitable. AT&T, the largup there in the balcony a strapping, uniformed more cuts to the Fed- est U.S. telecommunicaoverlooking the House Ramsburg taken back in eral Reserve's economic tions company, fell after
chamber. Normandy. stimulus combined to its outlook for the year
His left hand was curled Obamawas then shocked push stocks lower for the disappointed investors.
in a brace, a large scar vis- to see the same man lying fourth day out of the last The Associated Press
ible on the right side of his THE ASSOCIATED PRESS injured in a hospital bed.
head. With his father, Craig Remsburg, at his side, Army Ranger He later spoke of the
"Like the Army he loves, Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg acknowledges applause from chance encounter at a like the America he serves, first lady Michelle Obama and others during President Barack gathering of the Disabled Sgt. 1st Class Cory Rems- Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday. Veterans of America in 9n
burg never gives up and he er in chief. In October 2009, a road- Georgia, talking about the
does not quit," President His story, however, side bomb in Afghanistan "good-looking young man, Barack Obama said. was what drew the most killed one soldier and se- a proud Army Ranger" who
Remsburg, a 30-year-old attention. verely wounded Remsburg had been in a coma. S S
recipient of the Bronze Star Friends recalled Rems- and several others. Shrap- "It seemed possible that rite r. Be d :r.
and Purple Heart who had burg as affable and a fierce nel from the blast wentinto he would never wake up," Some ii
served 10 deployments warrior who was always Remsburg's head, leaving Obama said, turning then I
and now has limited move- concerned about his fel- him with brain damage to describing a remarkable ment on his left side and is low soldiers. Master Sgt. and partial paralysis. It was recovery in the making blind in one eye, then rose, Quint Pospisil has known his 10th deployment, not how Remsburg would his father, Craig Remsburg, Remsburg since 2003. He unusual for Rangers who open his eyes, then a few wrapping an arm around described him as the kind tend to be deployed more weeks later, move a leg, his son's back for support. of guy everyone liked, and often but on shorter stints then an arm. OUrnA MoFis PAT FURR CECIL POWELL
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Chipola looks to grow up quickly
BY DUSTIN KENT 2013 on a remarkable tear, win- that this group has the potential
ning their final four conference to match or surpass the accomChipola softball coaches Be- games before ripping through plishments of 2013. linda and Jimmy Hendrix have the state tournament with five "We've got the same amount built the Lady Indians program straight wins by a total margin of of talent and maybe a little more into a monster over the past six 47-14. this year, and the team is gelling
years, amassing five Panhandle The run continued at the na- better than it did at this time last Conference titles, three state tional tournament with big wins year," he said. "This team on patitles, and a national champion- over Lake Land College and per with some of the tangibles ship in 2007. Odessa before the season even- will compete against some of the
It's a lofty standard,that has tually ended with losses to Odes- best teams we've had. They've been set and it's one this year's sa and Salt Lake. just got to figure out how to
Rosanne de Vries version of the Lady Indians will But despite the losses of ace play. It sort of reminds me of the
winds up to throw try to match despite losing their pitcher Eva Voortman and key (2006) team before we won the
a pitch during a pitching ace and all but three offensive stars like Mya Ander- national tournament: a lot of
Chipola game last lineup starters from a season son, Stephanie Garrels, and Hay- heart and a lot of effort, but we
season. ago. ley Parker, associate head coach
FLORIDAN FILE PHOTO The Lady Indians finished Jimmy Hendrix said Wednesday See CHIPOLA, Page 28
PREP SOTBIELL AA
comes to a cose
BY DUSTIN KENT Walding finished with 16 points,
dkent@Jcfloridan corn while Lazayda Granier led the Lady
SNEADS The Graceville Lady Gators with 16. Tigers saw .their season come to Madison McDaniel scored 14 for an abrupt end Tuesday afternoon, Graceville and Alexis Williams had falling to Wewahitchka 34-31 in six.
the first round of the District 2-1A The game was clbse from start to tournament. finish, with neither team leading
Tara Walding banked in a three- by more than four points at any pointer with 1:32 remaining in the time.
game to put the Lady Gators up for The Lady Tigers were up 16-12 good, and a last-second attempt to with 4:52 to halftime after a pair of tie from Cristina Ramirez was off free throws by Madison McDaniel, as time expired. but Wewahitchka closed the game
With the win, WeWahitchka ad- and tied it at 21-21 at the break and vanced to today's semifinal around eventually took the lead early in the to take on the top-seeded Sneads fourth on a transition bucket from Lady Pirates, who had a bye in the
first round. See CLOSE, Page 2B
FLORIDAN FILE PHOTO McDaniel
Brooke Williams delivers a pitch during a game for Sneads last season. dribbles against
a game this
PHOTO BY ESTAL MATTOX
Stacked Lady Pirates aiming for a state title
BY DUSTIN KENT in the lineup as well as another pitcher
email@example.com while Mallory McDaniel, Emily Glover,
After 10 straight playoff appearances and Mica Williams, and Brandi Walden all refive regional finals resulting in just one trip turn with varsity experience. to the state semifinals, the Sneads Lady Pi- "I've got 12 players and they're all very rates appear poised to perhaps make their good players," Johnson said. "That may beH o n t to s fal
most threatening run at a championship in a problem because we've got 12 girls fight2014. ing for nine positions, so we'll have three BY DUSTIN KENT half for the Lady Hornets, who led
Sneads won 24 games and a district chamn- girls on the bench that could all be on the dkent@Jcfloridan.com 19-12 before using a pair of big runs pionship in 2013 before falling to Liberty field for other schools, so it could be tough SNEADS The Cottondale .Lady in the final 16 minutes to take conCounty 6-3 in the 1A Regional Final, and managing playing time." Hornets overcame the loss of their trol of the game for good.
brings back all but three players from that But the core of the lineup remains the trio leading scorer to keep their season "It was definitely a tale of two club, including lead-off hitter and pitching of Byler, Weiss, and Williams who the coach alive Tuesday nght, knocking off halves," Cottondale coach Shan Pitace Brooke Williams. said could have even more productive sea- the Vernon Lady Yellowjackets 46- tman said after the game. "It was
The Lady Pirates ,also return top hitters sons thanks to the added depth around 28 in the first round night and day. We came out fiat in
Alaynah Weiss and Shelbi Byler, and added them.! of the District 2-1A the first half and had some mensenior transfer Taylor Hussey, who was the "They do things that only very good high tournament. tal lapses, but we responded in
No. 1 pitcher on Marianna's staff last year. school kids can do. They're just very talent- Brooklyne Brown the second half. We came out with
The combination of talent and experi- ed girls and I think this will be a great year was out of action more intensity, and it helped to
ence is perhaps the most impressive for the for them," he said. "We have a lot of girls for CHS with a knee have Deunna Gonzalez back. She
Lady Pirates in recent memory, with coach who can fill in around them who are good injury, but her teammate Cheyanne definitely made an impact with her Kelvin Johnson raving about thle potential high school players, so you won't be able to Franklin helped pick up the scoring ball-handling." of his team. pitch around them because the other girls slack with a career-high 24 points, Gonzalez had missed all of the
"We've got several college players on our in the lineup can play too." including 16 in the second half.
team, we've got pitching, and I don't think Impressive depth will also be found in It was a sloppy and sluggish first See HORNETS, Page 2B
we're weak at any area," the coach said. "We the circle where the Lady Pirates will have thought we were good last year, but I think a stable of four pitchers, with the addition we knew that Liberty County was a little bit of Hussey taking some of the pressure offAKTOH NR E
better than us. We don't feel like there's any- of Brooke Williams to carry the load as the body out there that's that much better than No. I.starter and allowing her more oppor- I I1fA T 1. I I I 1 I T
us this year. We've got a lot of senior girls tunities to help the team defensively as a with a lot of varsity experience, so it's all or talented centerfielder. nothing for us. That's been our motto. "Taylor is a fine pitcher and a fine player," "We won't be satisfied with another dis- Johnson said. "Brooke is pretty talented at trict or regional final. We've had that before 'any position you put her in, especially in and I don't think that will satisfy them. I the outfield, so this takes a little pressure think the girls can sense that this is our year off of her. Taylor and Christina Green can to try to win it all." both really pitch and beat quality teams.
After the Lady Pirates' volleyball team Taylor pitched for Marianna last year and took its first-ever state championship in the did outstanding. Ashley Davis can pitch for fall, the softball squad also appears locked us as well." and loaded for a title run of its own. With hitting, pitching, depth, and ex- i
In Byler, Weiss, and Williams, the Lady Pi- perience, the Lady Pirates project to be : rates have their top three hitters from last one of the favorites in 1A to make a trip i:!
season with each batting .361 or better and to the state semifinals and compete for a ;?
combining for 102 hits in 2013. championship.
Even more hitting help comes in the form Johnson said that, barring injuries, there's p:;
of transfer Ashley Davis, who didn't play last no reason why they can't go as far as they season while attending East Gadsden after want in 2014. CHIPOLA PHOTO
playing varsity for Bozeman in her fresh- "We've got a very nice team this year and Chipola's Evelyn Akhator was among three players named as NJCAA Women's man and sophomore seasons and combin- expectations are very high," he said. "Other Players of the Week on Wednesday for games played Jan. 20-26. The No. 4 Lady ing for 70 total hits. than an injury to Brooke, Alaynah, or Shel- Indians played two games in that time, beating Pensacola State 77-45 and Gulf
Florida High transfer Christina Green bi, as long as we gel pretty good as a team, Coast State 81-70.Akhator averaged 20points andf11rebounds in the two contests gives the Lady Pirates another capable bat we can achieve all of our goals." on 14-of-22 shooting from the field. L.
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College BHasketball Towner, a jumper from Katia
H orn ets Roche, and another jumper
from Towner to cut the marFrom Page 1B gin to nine with five minutes
season cdue to an in- But Franklin answered with
The Associated Press game at Mississippi State and jury, but finally a basket inside, followed by
Saturday's home contest against got cleared before the district a-steal and two from Brittany GAINESVILLE, Fla. No. 3 Texas A&M. tournament and debuted with Robinson, and another bucket
Florida is about to get deeper Walker is a talented shot- nine points Tuesday. fromFranklin to go up 38-23.
and probably better. blocker, rebounder and finisher The Lady Hornets used a 13- Two straight hoops from
The NCAA cleared highly who won the dunk contest at 4 run to start the second half Gonzalez were followed by a
touted freshman Chris Walker the McDonald's All-American extend the margin to 16, with layup from Franklin to give
on Wednesday and said' he will game last year. Since arriving on Franklin scoring eight points the Lady Hornets their biggest
be eligible to playTuesday night campus, he has gained about 10 during the spurt, the last two lead of the night 44-24 with
against Missouri. pounds while learning coach making it 32-16 with 7:15 to *2:20 to play.
The 6-foot-10 forward from Billy Donovan's complex offen- play. With the win, the Lady HorBonifay will have sat out 12 sive and defensive schemes. Vernon finally found an of- nets moved on to tonight's
games, or 40 percent of the sea- Donovan said earlier this fensive spark early in. the semifinal round to take on No.
son, after the NCAA determined week he plans to play Walker fourth with a 7-0 run featuring 2 seed Blountstown at 5:30
he "received preferential treat- immediately a three-pointer from Taneal p.m.
ment from five people, includ- ."We're glad there's a resolution
ing two agents." The NCAA said for everyone involved, espeWalker has to donate the $270 W THE ASSOCIATED PRESS cially for Chris," Donovan said
received from the agents to a Florida's Chris Walker plays around in a statement. "We appreciate l timeout with six seconds left,
charity of his choice and serve oa the sidelineJan.14inGainesville, everyone's participation in this C lose but Ramirez missed a three80 hours of community service. Fla. The NCAA cleared the highly process and are ready to move Prom Page 1B pointer for the tie and WewahiTeaetmawiehaetouted freshman Wednesday and ,owad."Foae1 tchka held on.
The agents, meanwhile, have said he will be eligible to play thaedo
not been punished. Tuesday night against Missouri. Walker's size and athleti- Walding to make it 28-27. The loss ends what was a
According to facts agreed upon cism should boost the team's A bank shot by Ramirez put frustrating season for GHS at
by Florida and the NCAA, Walk- of academic and membership front-court depth and maybe GHS back up and a baseline 5-15 that featured a pair of
er accepted free cellphones and affairs. "Out of concern for stu- improve the team's chances of jumper from McDaniel made.it costly season-ending injuries service, airfare, lodging, meals dent-athletes' well-being, our making another deep run in the 31-29 Lady Tigers. to Dominique Robinson and
and apparel while he was a members have created rules NCAA tournament. The Gators But after a free throw by Gra- Hunter McDaniel that left the
prospect. People close to Walker that limit the involvement of (17-2, 6-0 Southeastern Con- nier cut the margin to one, Lady Tigers with just five total also received free airfare and these individuals. The 12 games ference), who have lost in a re- Walding made what ended up players. lodging for nine different trips, Mr. Walker was required to sit gional final the last three years, being the game-winner from But with everybody from including eight associated with out reflect the significance of have played all season without the top of the key to make it this team returning for next Walker's non-scholastic basket- these violations." suspended forward Damontre 33-31. year, coach Jon Habali said he
ball team competitions. Walker failed to qualify aca- Harris. Guards Eli Carter (leg) A free throw byAshleigh Price believes Graceville can turn
"The NCAA membership has demically last summer and and Dillon Graham (hip) are sit- made it a three-point lead, but things around.
expressed continued concern spent the fall taking online ting out the rest of the season Granier failed to make it a two- "All in all, I was happy with abouthowthird-partyinfluence, classes to gain eligibility., He with iifjuries. possession game by missing how some of the girls really
improper agent involvement joined the team Dec. 14 and has "I appreciate all the support the front end of a one-and-one came up and improved this and the role of- non-scholastic been practicing since, but he from UF, coach Donovan and with 9.8 seconds to play. year," the coach said. "Hopebasketball impact student-ath- missed 10 games while await- my teammates, and I'm looking Graceville had one last fully we'll get Hunter and Domletes and prospects," said Kevin ing the NCAA's decision. He still forward to helping the team any chance after dribbling the ball inique back next year and we'll Lennon, NCAA vice president has to sit out Thursday night's way I can," Walker said. to the front court and calling build on it."
season, and Hathcoat hitting Earned Run Average with 119 that one'kid. you can put on the er than usual, but the Lady .259 with 17 RBIs. strikeouts in 162 1/3 innings, mound and say 'keep us in the Indians won't be wading into
Freshman Dayane Armenta The team's No. 2 starter, Ka- balgame and maybewe'll score shallow waters to start.the year,
From Page 1B will likely lead off for the Lady rissa Childs, also is gone after later and win."' instead playing against a topIndians, with fellow freshman recording 11 wins in 2013, with The coach said Elliott has the 20 team in the nation in five of haven't figured ou't how to play Nalleli Lopez holding down the sophomore Rosanne de Vries potential to become just that their first seven games. Chipola-style softball yet. If we No. 9 spot and forming a speedy returning after going 8-0 with a type of pitcher this season. Hendrix said that was comdo that, then we can win a lot of 9-1 tandem with Armenta. 3.96 ERA last season. "She's one of the hardest pletely by design with the inballgames." Bahamas native Brashante' De Vries would seem to have a throwers we've ever had. She tention of showing the coaches
That style typically includes Daretis and Western Nebraska leg up on being the team's No. 1 has all the tools to be special," exactly how much work there a lot of aggressive base-run- transfer Jennifer Cottle will ro- pitcher by virtue of her experi- he said. "It's just according to is still to be done to play at the ning with speed throughout tate at catcher and try to pro- ence, though freshmen Jessica how she matures and develops level necessary to compete for the lineup and a couple of big vide Harrison some protection Elliott and Luana Imamura will into a pitcher and not just a championships. power hitters anchoring things and support in the middle of fight for positioning on the staff thrower. She can compete with "It's going to expose us early," in middle of the order. the lineup, while Wurm and as well. Rosanne for the No. 1 pitcher. the coach said of the team's seaChipola lost its top six base Hathcoat will fillin at the 6-7-8 All three will have big shoes She probably has the better son-openingstayinLasVegasto stealers from a year ago, but it spots in the order. to fill with the departed pitching stuff, but Rose has the face the likes of No. 9 College of
does return its best power hitter It's a fast lineup heavy on Voortman. maturity right now. I'm kind Southern Idaho, No. 18 Eastern
in sophomore Katie Harrison, left-handed hitting that should "Eva was special," Hendrix of hoping that Rose will help Arizona, No. 16 Salt Lake, and who had 13 home runs and 64 present problems to opposing said. "You could put her on her a little bit to develop into a No. 20 Spartanburg MethodRBIs in 2013 while batting .346, pitchers all year, but it's their the mound and you knew you pitcher where she doesn't try to ist. "If we can come back from First baseman Lindsay Wurm own hurlers that will likely to would compete for seven in- throw it by everybody Hopeful- .500 from Vegas, then we're not and third baseman Alyssa Ha- determine the ultimate fate for nings and be in. the ballgame. ly by the end of the season she'll doing bad. We could be 0-6 and thcoat also return for Chipola, the Lady Indians this season. Right now, we haven't found figure it out." still not be that bad. But this
with Wurm batting .292 with Voortman was a dominant ace that kid yet. We don't have that The learning curve for a fresh- will expose us early and show us
three homers and 18 RBIs last in 2013, going 23-3 with a 0.95 No. 1 pitcher. We don't have man-heavy team may be steep- what we need to work on."
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Thursday- Marianna at Cottondale, Saturday at 7 p.m. Chipola Alumni Weekend A casual alumni social is set for 7 former players and Chipola alumni
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NO PETS CH&A $325- $500/Month Freezer Cooler Warehouse Combination 1600 16x80 Mobile Home 3/2 with metal roof, month. Call Steve Hatcher 334-791-8243.
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1936 Packard suicide rear 4-doors, super 8 w/ Retiring and must sell. $24,500. 334-585-5288 inline 8 cyl. 454 cu. in eng. wooden spoke GMC 1998 Sierra 1500 state owned and wheels & outside fender mounted spares out- maintained runs & rides great! $3495. OBO + 1 .... side luggage rack in rear. Needs lots of repairs. 850-526-2963 or 850-557-2523.
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$99.* RIDE TODAY people, 273k, Runs great, great, needs some
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Ask about $1000. discount All proceeds will go to the DAV Chapter #9
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SLOW CREDIT OK SSI & VA OK WANTED AUTOS
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Ellis 334-7140028. and Farm Equip. at a
Candidates must possess a solid understanding of digital photography, composition and Toyota 1998 Avalon new tires & paint, cold AC, fair and honest price!
lighting. This position will work directly with reporters and newsroom staff to develop and exc. cond. 154K miles, $3995.: molete Cars
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QUESTIONS, & ATTITUDE
and maybe a few actual answers
p V A LL7
SPEED FREAKS '
A couple questions we
had to ask -ourselves KL I KTR
The new Cheerios marketing
campaign is a sign of things to
Getty Images/JONATHAN FERREY coefrAsiDlon
See, Junior wasn't Will it now be "Stand ing Room
totally winless last year. Get rae/HI RTA IOnly" on Pale Day this year?
Thumbs up or thumbs If you get hired to drive stock cars for Chip Ganassi, among the perks is the chance to drive a Now, now, let's not get carried
dono henwqai horolietsoe- the Ford Riley prototype Kyle Larson wheeled in t he Rolex 24. away. The recently announced groupdon onst emnwqaihtrdlketi n qualifying procedure won't look
fyin sysemmuch different than a run-of-the-mill GODSPEAK: Two thumbs By GODWIN KELLY four years. practice session, except the posted
up. It will make time trials email@example.com Dillon is driving for his grandfather, Richard Chil- speeds will count for something.
interesting again. For the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year dress, and returns the storied No. 3 to Cup Series Aside from increasing the possibility
record, I'm glad they are candidate Kyle Larson broke the seal on his 2014 competition after a 13-year hiatus. of bent sheet metal and the subsestaying with the single-car racing season when he competed in the Rolex 24 "1 definitely want to beat him," Larson said. "He quent anger-management issues, format for the Daytona At Daytona, the 24-hour sports-car race at Daytona has accomplished a lot in his NASCAR career. He's there are bound to be unintended
500. International Speedway. a young up-and-coiner and so am 1. consequences that crop up, but right
KEN'S CALL: Any change Competing in the Tudor United SportsCar "Now we're going against each other for Rookie now the'Answer Man is taking a waitwould be a good change. Championship event is one of the perks of driving of the Year. I think that award would mean a lot and-see approach..
Raise your hand if you'll for team owner Chip Ganassi, who fields cars in and say a lot about our team." Not even one prediction on its
miss tholdgwa. Thts NASCAR, IndyCar and IMSA. Larson isn't in this alone. He can lean on NAS- 'potential?
wha Ithugt.Ganassi takes all his drivers from the different CAR veteran McMurray for advice. They tested Here's the only prediction you
How would you like to racing disciplines and teams them up in a two-car their Ganassi stock cars earlier this month at Day- can take to the bank: Once the.
see starting lineups de- Rolex 24 effort. Ganassi Racing has won the Day- tona. McMurray won the 2010 Daytona 500. new system takes hold, and once termined? tona 24 five times since 2006. "1 want to be helpful and help him not make the everyone comes to the realization
GODSPEAK: Ideally, This time around, the team was only able to same mistakes I did when I started out," McMur- that, yes, qualifying now takes less
qualifying races. Unfortu- produce a top-10 finish. Larson's No. 02 Ford Riley ray told NASCAR This Week. than an hour, every single person in
nately, there would be too started fifth on the 67-car grid and finished eighth "Kyle is real easy to talk to. the garage area will say to himself or
much sheet-metal damage in class, 15th overall. He's a nice kid." herself,. "Why on Earth didn't we do
for. some cars to race. While the effort didn't produce a victory, it Larson understands thi Is years ago?"
KEN'S CALL: Aric Almi- did offer the chance for Larson to spend qual- the upside and downrola would suggest doing ity time with his new Cup Series teammate side of restrictor-plate Does that new billboard officially
it alphabetically, but I Jamie McMurray and get to know the Ganassi racing at Daytona and launch the effort to sell Austin Dillon
think I might like the new operation. looks forward to the and the No. 3?
system. "This is one of the pluses by driving fo9,r 500. Maybe not nationally, but it's the
Anything from the Ro- Chip," Larson told NASCAR This Week. "I 7"Anything can first and most visible effort We've
lex 24 you'd like to see 'didn't think I would do it this year." I......happen at the seen in the neighborhood of Daytona
With the Rolex 24 now in the books, Larson "500," h said. "I could International Speedway, where the
NASARadotwill focus his attention on his Cup Series ride. crash out on Lap 1 or legend of Dale Earnhardt got many
GODSPEAK: The Daytona He will take over the No. 42 Chevrolet,'which win. It's a crapshoot. I of its building blocks. The selling of
500 needs a really big was wheeled by Juan Pablo Montoya until the hvn't set any expec- Cup Series rookie Austin Dillon is a
green flag, like the Rolex end of 2013. tations. The main two-lane effort. One lane is devoted
24 used last weekend. Or, Next up is Speedweeks at Daytona, a nearly two- goal is to f inish to convincing the old Earnhardt fans
maybe a huge yellow flag. week string of stock-car competition culminat- the race." that it's OK for Dillon to have the
KEN'S CALL: Are time- ing with the Feb. 23 Daytona 500. .-number. The other, as evidenced by
limited races out of the The 21-year-old driver has made a the -bIllor ntesuhsd
question? Maybe at rapid ascent in racing and will become of Daytona.Beich,, is designed to sellI
Pocono or Dover? the first driver from NASCAR's de- product (in this case, Cheerios).
cade-old Drive for Diversity Program .Is, Gene Haas, really
to start the 500. interested in buying
KEYDAES"The last two years, things have a Formula One franchise?
gone really quick," Larson said. /' '-. It's been reported that Haas,
Jan. 29: NASCAR Hall of "Last year I was hoping to finish the oftwrtHaRcighs
Fame, 2014 induction, ARCA race at Daytona so I could of aStwrd-Fa's "c foheprsCharlotte, N.C., run, in the Nationwide race the fol- ~ ino neet"wihintjs
Feb. 14: First'day on lowing week. A ino neet"wihintjs
the track for Cup Series "Now I'm starting my first Day- vr olsudn rtcl u
cars during Daytona tona 500 in a few weeks. It's been ,ncsayfrtse.RprssyHa
is worth more than $700 million, but
Speedweeks (only for a pretty exciting road, and it's lntm lca eneEcetn
teams entered in the gone pretty quick." ''ihrin'Mmrse o eswl
Sprint Unlimited). He will go into the rookie ring aware of how NASCAR folks work.
Feb. 15: First day on the against Austin Dillon, who has "oen a ae$0blini h
track for all Cup Series won Camping World Truck and bak4u tden' ente r
cars during Daytona Nationwide Series champion- going to spend it." Nope, you win in
Speedweeks. ships during the lastNACRbspnigOHRfl'
Feb. 15: The SprintB
UnliitedGetty Images ~rmoney. Bernie must know this.
Feb. 16: Daytona 500'' Tony Stewart officially Cleared to
qualiyingrace at Daytona. Surprised? Feb. 18: UNOIH Battle WeChpcldAlmost as shocking as watching the