Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication904-964-6305904-964-8628 Union County Times Union County Times USPS 648-200 Lake Butler, Florida Thursday, August 9, 2018 106th Year 16th Issue 75 CENTS ETC for UCT 8/9/18 election set for August 28 The 2018 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 28. In this election, voters may only vote for candidates within the party they are registered with. To register to vote or get more information about the primary, Osborne, Union County Supervisor of Elections at 386.496.2236. Notice of Testing at Notice is hereby given (Pursuant to Florida Statute 101.5612) that the preelection test for the automatic tabulation equipment to be utilized in all county elections will be held on Friday, Aug. 10 at 9 a.m. at the Union County Supervisor of Elections of the public are invited to be present at this time to inspect the procedure of the system. 4-H Auction Aug. 10 The annual 4-H Auction will be held on Friday, Aug. Community Center in Lake Butler. Persons interested in donating items for auction can Union County IFIS Extension to meet Aug. 14 The Union County School Board will meet on August 14 at 6 p.m. in the School Board meeting room, located at 55 th Street in Lake Butler. The meeting agenda may be viewed at www.union.k12. attend the meeting. Morningstar An Adult Bible Study class will be offered on Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. until Springs. Everyone is welcome to attend and learn more about the Bible. Bring your Bible and yourself and join in the fun, fellowship and learning! There will be a fellowship lunch provided after the class. Club Show your support for Telegraph-Times-Monitor Two young men from Lawtey were arrested August 2 in the burglary/grand theft of equipment On the above date the two suspects entered the New River by cutting several fences at the rear of the property. Stolen were several pieces of farm equipment, a 2018 black dump trailer, excavator attachments and other items, with a total value of $35,000. A tractor, owned by one of the suspects (Fender), was used in the crime and has been taken into custody as evidence. Arrested for the thefts are James Houston Fender (26) and Lawtey. Both have been charged with two counts of burglary (a theft of property over $20,000 (a second-degree felony), and two counts of criminal mischief misdemeanor). Bond has been set at $55,000 each. Union County Sheriffs Townsend worked about four days straight, in cooperation with both the Bradford County crime. The UCSO also credits the assistance of the public in received numerous calls, tips and statements from witnesses. Investigators from all three agencies are still looking for the stolen items and the black truck that was used in the crime. There is still a reward available for the return of the stolen items. Anyone with information about the crime or the stolen items can call the Union County Sheriffs 4-H growing strong in Union County Telegraph-Times-Monitor Recently, Union County 4-H compiled a fact sheet about 4-H in the county, giving comparisons from previous years, to 2015. The sheet demonstrates the growth of the program in Union County and the achievements attained by its members. County 4-H had a total of 113 members, seven clubs and eight volunteers. Compare this to the this growth rate in mind, the organization is projected to have 20 volunteers for 2018-19. The Union County group started a County Council in 2015Council has steadily increased. In 2015-16 UC had one district member, then to six district and vice president and will hold 2018-19. At the state level, UC 4-H Mental Health spending in schools Telegraph-Times-MonitorThe horrendous school shooting earlier this year at the High School in Parkland has led to a multitude of new statues, laws and regulations with which all Florida school districts must comply. Among these new measures, all of which are purported to make schools more secure and safe, are measures to increase the attention being paid to student mental health issues, not only identifying them but also seeing that the students get whatever help they need. The state has created special allocations, as well as increasing some existing ones, to make the necessary upgrades in the schools. New mental health counselorThe school district has received a special allocation in the amount of $150,393. Of this amount, $15,000 is budgeted to add to the amount budgeted out of the Safe Schools allocation for Coordinator, with $65,000 budgeted for the salary and mental health counselor and $50,000 for the salary and For hardware, software, equipment, supplies and travel, the budget shows a for professional development. None of these budgeted amounts will supplant other funding sources, increase salaries of pre-funded positions or to provide bonuses to any personnel. Counselor will be a licensed who will be working with her is Amanda Thomas. Both of these new hires will be working out of the Full-Service Building, located between Union County High School and the UCHS Gym. These two new hires will be working alongside the contracted licensed psychologist and Behavioral Analyst that have been in place for a number of years in the district. This staff of four will also receive help as needed from agencies Among the duties which Green has been hired to perform will be helping to design, implement and follow-up on behavioral management programs for students. These programs will be in place to remediate students social and behavioral problems. Green will also provide individual and group counseling to students regularly. This counseling will include socialization professionals to deal with student crises intervention and conferring with classroom teachers concerning any problems affecting students, be they behavioral, social or personal. She will also assist in developing in-service activities for school staff in techniques in remediating student problems. Green will also participate with the Assessment Team. Thomas, the new case manager, will participate in meetings, teams and conferences where highrisk students are typically reviewed, such as truancy teams, teams which focus on behavior and threat assessment teams. She will also assist in coordinating services for young people who have, or are at risk for emotional or behavioral disabilities. The case manager will also work with each student referred identifying and removing any barriers to services needed by the student. She will also assist parent in enrolling their or a subsidized health insurance program. Analyst and licensed Psychologist will work in collecting information from parents and teachers through interviews and consultations in relation to student learning and conduct assessments of students on an as-needed their knowledge and training these professions will develop appropriate interventions and strategies for individual students to assist them in they may be having socially, behaviorally or in learning. Students mental health needs will be addressed The Union County Sheriffs to its staff. release, we are now able to provide a law enforcement school resource deputy in each of schools: Lake Butler Elementary School, Lake the summer, the new SROs, in addition to other sheriffs training in crisis intervention to prepare for the new school
the Union County Tigers by becoming a member of the fees are $50.00 per family. Being a Quarterback Club member entitles you to one free pass for reserved parking at all varsity home football games, pre-game meals at a nominal cost and voting for the Hall of Fame inductees. You can mail or drop off your check to Cathy Sams, Union 32054. Applications are located on the district website at www. any questions, please call Cathy President Barbara Fischer announces the 2018 Back to School Bash on Aug. 11 at 11 Lunch will be served and then school supplies will be handed out. If you plan on attending, please call Barbara Fischer at she has enough school supplies to hand out. Be prepared to let her know the grade each of your children or child is in. to receive the supplies, you should attend the bash. If anyone is interested in making a donation to this great cause, please contact Barbara Fischer. programs The Fall programs are coming soon to the Union County Public Library, with something interesting and fun for young people of all ages. Preschool story times will begin on Sept. 6 and will be offered every Thursday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. This years theme will be color. The Sept. 6 program will feature the color red, with orange featured on Sept. 13 and Continued from 1A had two delegates to the state 2018-19 UC has one delegate and one applicant (for possible presidential appointment) and members (ages 14 and up) has increased as well. In 2015-16 active, increasing to seven in the an amazing 19 youth remained active as senior members. Participation in programs and events has been on the rise as well. Participation in the Holiday Bake-Off has doubled when there were 48 participants. Participation in the annual Camp Cherry Lake has held steady at about 23 youth each year. Currently, there are 14 youth yellow on Sept. 20. Also beginning Sept. 6, the library will feature its After Technology, Engineering, Art month from 3:30 5 p.m. For more information about these programs or other offerings at the library please call 386-496-3432 or visit the librarys website at www.unioncountypubliclibrary. org or their Facebook page www.facebook.com/ unioncountylibrary off S.R. 231 in Lake Butler, invites anyone who is 18 or older to come out and play Bingo on For info please call Barbara Everyone is encouraged to come on out and play.4-HContinued from 2A involved in the livestock judging program. The program has produced the second-place team and the high point individual at the state contest. The Senior 4-H at the national competition in January 2018. In Horse Events, UC 4-H has produced the State Horse Speech in Louisville in November, formed a new horse club and has sent one Area B horse show participant into competition. In 2018, 44 youth participated in county wide events. Participation in the Union County Goat Show has more than doubled, from 10 youth in 2016 to 22 youth in 2018. Clover Award winners have increased almost four-fold, from 10 in 2016 to 39 in 2018. Participation in the Bradford/Union Fair for 2018 is up as well, with 12 youth competing in the table setting contest, 12 in the strawberry pie eating contest, 38 youth having youth entered as egg exhibitors. In the livestock arena at the swine exhibitors, 11 as cattle exhibitors, 20 as goat exhibitors, four as rabbit exhibitors. Union County 4-Hers have also been busy on the state and national levels, sending three youth to the 4-H Legislature in Tallahassee in 2018 one as head media correspondent and two as lobbyists, one of which was promoted to Legislative Aide to the Lt. Governor. The Union County group also produced the winner of the Chris Allen Award for Outstanding Lobbyist. Six at the Capital, with one youth on the state planning committee. Four members are expected to attend the 2018 Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference in Crossville, TN, with one representing the state of Florida on the planning committee. In addition, three youth are registered for the 4-H University (State Conference) in Gainesville. The 4-H program in Union County is teaching its members values which will serve them well throughout their lives. Under and her volunteers, the countys youth are learning and building their self-esteem in positive ways. One way county residents can support the program is to come out and participate in the annual 4-H Auction, set this year for Aug. 10 at the Hal Y. accepted for auction items and arrangements can be made to get them to the right place by calling 386-496=2321. Everyone is encouraged to come out, have a great meal, and bid on the items of their choice. It supports a great program and is always a fun night!
Thursday, August 9, 2018 Union County Times 3AUCT Legals 8/9/18 IN THE CIRCUlT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 18000022CAAXMX WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO BANK MINNESOTA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE F/K/A NORWEST BANK MINNESOTA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR RENAISSANCE HEL TRUST 2004-3, vs. SANDRA A. EDWARDS F/K/ A SANDRA A. MULBERRY A/K/A SANDRA MULBERRY, ET AL. Defendants To the following Defendant(s): UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE TRUST AGREEMENT DATED 5/11/05, KNOWN AS THE MULBERRY FAMILY TRUST (CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) Last Known Address: 6365 SW 73RD CT, LAKE BUTLER, FL 32054 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: PARCEL M COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE EAST LINE OF THE E 1/2 OF NW 1/4 OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST AND THE NORTH RIGHT-OFWAY OF SR #239-A; THENCE RUN NORTH 03 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 59 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF SAID E 1/2 OF NW 1/4 A DISTANCE OF 1740.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 85 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 229.17 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 85 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 229.50 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 03 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 765.33 FEET TO THE SOUTH SIDE OF A GRADED COUNTY ROAD; THENCE RUN EASTERLY ALONG SAID SOUTH SIDE OF SAID GRADED COUNTY ROAD ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE CONCAVE SOUTHERLY, WHOSE RADIUS IS UNKNOWN, A DISTANCE OF 235.34 FEET AS MEASURED ALONG A CHORD HAVING A BEARING OF SOUTH 80 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST, THENCE RUN SOUTH 03 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 707.82 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1998 SPRINGER DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME: TITLE#: 74234475; VIN#: GAFLV34A26847SH21 & TITLE#: 74234476; VIN#: GAFLV34B26847SH21. A/KIA 6365 SW 73RD CT, LAKE BUTLER FL 32054 you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to Janillah Joseph, Esq. at VAN NESS LAW FIRM, PLC, Attorney for the E. NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE, SUITE #110, DEERFIELD BEACH, FL 33442 on or before August 9, 2018, a date which is within thirty of this Notice in the Union County Clerk of this Court either before immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided to Administrative Order No. 206 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 3376237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at interpreter@circuit8. org. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 9th day of July, 2018. KELLIE HENDRICKS CONNELL CLERK OF COURT By Crystal Norman As Deputy Clerk 8/2 2tchg 8/9-UCT BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA, SERVING AS THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA AND THE LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to Sections 163.3161 through 163.3248, Florida Statutes, as amended, comments, objections and recommendations concerning the amendment, as described below, to the City of Lake Butler Comprehensive Plan, hereinafter referred to as the Comprehensive Plan, will be heard by the City Commission of the City of Lake Butler, Florida, serving as the Planning and Zoning Board of the City of Lake Butler, Florida, and the Local Planning Agency of Lake Butler, Florida, at a public hearing on August 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard in the City Commission Meeting Room, City Hall at 200 Southwest First Street, Lake Butler, Florida. CPA 18-01, an application by Lori E. Park and Timothy R. Park, to amend the Future Land Use Plan Map of the Comprehensive Plan by changing the future land use LOW DENSITY (less than or equal to two dwelling units per acre) to RESIDENTIAL, MEDIUM DENSITY (less than or equal to eight dwelling units per acre) for the property described, as follows: A parcel of land lying within Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 20 East, Union County, Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows: Block 4 of J.A. Kings Addition, as recorded in the Public Records of Union County, Florida. Containing 1.00 acre, more or less. The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing. At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested parties may appear to be heard with respect to the amendment. Copies of the amendment are available for public inspection at Hall located at 200 Southwest First Street, Lake Butler, Florida, during regular business hours. All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision made at the above referenced public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Any person requiring auxiliary aids and services at this meeting Manager at 386.496.3401 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service at 800.955.8770 or 800.955.8771. 8/9 1tchg-UCT BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA, SERVING AS THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA AND THE LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to Sections 163.3161 through 163.3248, Florida Statutes, as amended, comments, objections and recommendations concerning the amendment, as described below, to the City of Lake Butler Land Development Regulations, hereinafter referred to as the Land Development Regulations, will be heard by the City Commission of the City of Lake Butler, Florida, serving as the Planning and Zoning Board of the City of Lake Butler, Florida, and the Local Planning Agency of Lake Butler, Florida, at a public hearing on August 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard in the City Commission Meeting Room, City Hall at 200 Southwest First Street, Lake Butler, Florida. Z 18-01, an application by Lori E. Park and Timothy R. Park, to the Land Development Regulations by changing the zoning district on certain lands from RESIDENTIAL, SINGLE FAMILY-1 (RSF-1) to RESIDENTIAL, MULTIPLE FAMILY-1 (RMF-1) for the property described, as follows: A parcel of land lying within Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 20 East, Union County, Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows: Block 4 of J.A. Kings Addition, as recorded in the Public Records of Union County, Florida. Containing 1.00 acre, more or less. The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing. At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested parties may appear to be heard with respect to the amendment. Copies of the amendment are available for public inspection at Hall located at 200 Southwest First Street, Lake Butler, Florida, during regular business hours. All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision made at the above referenced public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Any person requiring auxiliary aids and services at this meeting Manager at 386.496.3401 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service at 800.955.8770 or 800.955.8771. 8/9 1tchg-UCT BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, a public workshop, as described below, will Legals 171.00 112.49 217.29 249.50 169.50 99.50 of Starke110 W.Call Street Starke, FL 32091 904.964.5764 $249.50 $171.00 $217.29 $112.49 $103.00 $169.50 Reg. Price $499Reg. Price $295Reg. Price $395Reg. Price $199Reg. Price $215Reg. Price $339Sale Price $31899 Sale Price $18499 Sale Price $25499 Sale Price $12799 Sale Price $13899 Sale Price $21899 Price includes assembly Prices good through Rainfall across the Suwannee Valley has increased levels in the aquifer across much of the 15-county region of but so is water in the streets in some areas. The district is warning residents to be prepared as we move into what is typically the most active months of the year for tropical weather. they have been for many years in Fay Baird, senior hydrologist. If our area receives a tropical storm or heavy rainfall event, across the district could be district have experienced much higher than average rainfall over the past two months. Areas have received almost 40 inches of rain over the past three months, compared to a longterm average of approximately 18 inches for that same time period. Communities in Alachua, already experienced localized lying areas of the counties. Additionally, river-level forecasts on the Santa Fe River stages, although water levels are currently expected to recede occurs. Because of all the rain, there is little ability for the landscape to absorb more water. This can areas of the district, the only solution is for the water to move to another place, recede, evaporate or percolate into the ground. Historically, August and September are the months in which the district is most likely to have widespread rain from tropical systems. But even if there is no tropical weather over the next few weeks, summer thunderstorms can create local downpours. Under can happen very quickly especially when an area is already saturated. Residents in low lying areas and those along rivers and streams should be thinking now about what they can do to safeguard their homes and belongings from high water. Take time to identify alternate evacuation routes in the event the homes main ingress and egress becomes keep in mind that even if their home is on high ground, the roads that lead to it may not be. Plan to move valuable property, including animals, higher ground. Verify that drainageways on or through the property are not blocked and allow for water Identify an evacuation location ahead of time. Always evacuate if instructed to do so. The district monitors river and rainfall levels on an hourly basis. If levels along river the district works with the local emergency management personnel to warn citizens, so they can protect their homes, resources and roads. For more information on rainfall and river levels, visit The district works with local communities to provide grant and mitigation. If you have ideas for projects, please submit them to the districts Project Portal found on the website. The mission of the Suwannee manage water resources using science-based solutions to support natural systems and the needs of the public. The district holds true to the belief of water for nature, water for people. Headquartered in Live Oak, the district serves 15 surrounding north central Florida counties. For more information about the district, visit www.
Page 1 of 2NOTICE OF LAND USE CHANGE The Board of County Commissioners of Union County, Florida proposes to regulate the use of land within the area as shown on the map below by amending the text and the Future Land Use Plan Map Series of the Comprehensive Plan hereinafter referred to as the Comprehensive Plan, as follows: CPA 1 801, an application by the Board of County Commissioners, to amend the text of the Comprehensive Plan, by amending Policy V.2.8 of the Conservation Element of the Comprehensive Plan to delete a reference to Rule 62C 16.005(14) Florida Administrative Code and associated language and to change a reference to Chapter 62 300, Florida Administrative Code to Chapter 62330, Florida Administrative Code. The first of two public hearings on the proposed amendment will be held on August 20 2018 at 5:45 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, Union County Courthouse located at 55 West Main St reet, Lake Butler, Florida The Board of County Commissioners will hold the public hearing to consider the amendment, conduct a first reading of the ordinance adopting the amendment and consider transmittal of the amendment to the Florida Department of Ec onomic Opportunity. The title of said ordinance reads, as follows: Page 2 of 2 AN ORDINANCE OF UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, RELATING TO AN AMENDMENT TO THE TEXT OF THE UNION COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION, CPA 1 8 01 BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, UNDER THE AMENDMENT PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED IN SECTIONS 163.3161 THROUGH 163.3248, FLORIDA STATUTES, AS AMENDED; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING POLICY V.2.8 OF THE CONSERVATION ELEMENT OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN BY DELETING A REFERENCE TO RULE 62C 16.005(14) FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE AND ASSOCIATED LANGUAGE AND CHANGING A REFERENCE T O CHAPTER 62 300, FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE TO CHAPTER 62 330, FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE ; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any con tinuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing At th e aforementioned public hearing all interested parties may appear to be hear d with respect to the amendment Copies of the amendment are available for public inspection, at the Office of the Board of County Commissioners, located at 15 Northeast First Street, Lake Butler, Florida, during regular business hours. All persons are ad vised that if they decide to appeal any decision made at the above referenced public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record inc ludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact Dianne Hannon, Secretary to the Board of C ounty Commissioners at 386.496.4241 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service at 800.955.8770 or 800.955.8771. Publish as a nonlegal display advertisement, at least two columns wide with the title NOTICE OF LAND USE CHANGE to be at least 18 point in size, in the Union County Times on August 9, 20 18. be held by the Board of County Commissioners of Union County, Florida, on August 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., at the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, Union County Courthouse located at 55 West Main Street, Lake Butler, Florida. The workshop is being held to discuss land development regulations amendments related to mining. Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate the proceedings should contact Dianne Hannon, Secretary to the Board of County Commissioners at 386.496.4241 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service at 800.955.8770 or 800.955.8771. 8/9 1tchg-UCT BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, SERVING AS THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD OF UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THE LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY OF UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to Sections 163.3161 through 163.3248, Florida Statutes, as amended, and the Union County Land Development Regulations, as amended, hereinafter referred to as the Land Development Regulations, objections, recommendations and comments concerning an amendment, as described below, will be heard by the Board of County Commissioners of Union County, Florida, serving as the Planning and Zoning Board of Union County, Florida, and the Local Planning Agency of Union County, Florida, at a public hearing on August 20, 2018 at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, Union County Courthouse located at 55 West Main Street, Lake Butler, Florida. CPA 18-01, an application by the Board of County Commissioners, to amend the text of the Comprehensive Plan, by amending Policy V.2.8 of the Conservation Element of the Comprehensive Plan to delete a reference to Rule 62C-16.005(14) Florida Administrative Code and associated language and to change a reference to Chapter 62-300, Florida Administrative Code to Chapter 62330, Florida Administrative Code. The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing. At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested parties may appear to be heard with respect to the amendment. Copies of the amendment are available for public inspection, at Commissioners, located at 15 Northeast First Street, Lake Butler, Florida, during regular business hours. All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision made at the above referenced public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact Dianne Hannon, Secretary to the Board of County Commissioners at 386.496.4241 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service at 800.955.8770 or 800.955.8771. 8/9 1tchg-UCT NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Thomas S. Clark, 411 Walnut St. #10884, Green Cove Springs, FL, 32043, sole owner, doLolo In Lulu, 411 Walnut St. #10884, Green Cove Springs, FL, 32043, inCounty. NOTICE Lake Butler Mini Storage will be holding an auction on Saturday, August 18th at 10am. We are located at 1015 SW 3rd St., Lake Butler, Fl. 32054, Hwy 121. We have 6 units up for auction, #52 10x15 Dalton, #49 10x15 Dilas, #76 10x10 Dilas, #36 10x10 Thomas, #34 10x10 Dowdy, #14 5x10 Green. 8/9 2tchg 8/16-UCTContinued from 3A year. Each of our school resource deputies attended further advanced training and our current school resource deputy, Corp. Lepanto received his advanced school Lepanto will supervise this newest division of our said that school safety has been and will remain one of his top priorities. I am excited we are able to increase our strong law enforcement presence in and he said, working together to keep our schools crime and drug free and making sure our children make the correct Continued from 1A using a three-tiered system for screening, assessing the dealing with problems.Mental health curriculum education program will be redesigned to make mental health instruction a larger part of the curriculum. All of the students in grades K-5 will receive health instruction for 24 days each school year. A teacher will be added at the middle school so that 6th grade students can all take a health course for one semester. Health concepts will also be reinforced in grades K-8 in the physical education course. At the high school, all 12 component areas required by state law will be addressed in the Personal Fitness curriculum, with reinforcement in various science courses and JROTC.Staff and teachers will all receive training in mental informed practices from with the districts mental health staff or an outside agency. This training will help then to accurately identify students in distress and refer them for support. Initial referrals will be to school counselors, who will then, in turn, refer them to mental health staff as needed. All of the schools Systems and Positive Behaviors Intervention and Support programs which will help to monitor the social, behavioral and emotional needs of students. The bullyprevention programs that have already been being offered in the schools will continue to be provided. Tier Two deals with interventions based on need, while Tier Three will deal with individual students in need, including counseling and intervention support plans. The goal is to keep all of the students, teachers and staff in the schools safe and to see that those students in need of Union County Superintendent of Schools Carlton Faulk. places of learning, not places where the students are afraid of each other or anyone else. These measures will help us maintain a safe learning environment where the focus Continued from 1A
Regional News Regional NewsB Section Thursday, August 9, 2018News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Florida Twin Theatre All Seats $6 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451 Visit us on-line at www.FloridaTwinTheatre.com SCREEN 1Starts Friday Fri 7:00, 9:15 Sat 4:45, 7:00, 9:15 Sun 4:45, 7:00 Mon Thur 7:15SCREEN 2 Fri 7:05, 9:05 Sat 4:55, 7:05, 9:05, 8:00 Sun 4:55, 7:05 Mon Thur 7:30 Now Showing Veterans receive thanks from South Korea ambassadorBY CLIFF SMELLEY The Korean War ended 65 years ago, but for the people of South Korea, the efforts of U.S. servicemen will not be forgotten. Cho Yoon-Je, the South Korean ambassador to the U.S., expressed his thanks to this countrys Korean War veterans during an Aug. 6 ceremony at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center. Everybody here today has played a role in the (Republic of Korea)-U.S. alliance, Cho said. The torch you lit more than 65 years ago will be passed on and protected by the next generation. has inspired us. Cho presented medals to approximately 20 veterans in attendance and personally thanked more who were in attendance but not part of the You have contributed more than most to the strengths of Korea-U.S. relations, Cho said. I wish that I could travel across the U.S. to thank every single veteran in person. Im very glad to be here with you this afternoon. Cho said U.S. servicemen fought in a country they never knew and pointed out that Americans involvement continued after the war, with many serving as Peace Corps volunteers in the 1960s and 1970s. The devotion and service from Americans have made Korean accomplishments possible, Cho said, adding, We were able to rise from the ashes of a war and develop an advanced economy and a vibrant democracy. The success of the Republic of Korea today is a shining example of how a joint effort toward the right goal can bring astonishing achievements. The Korean people will never forget the help and friendship you have shown us. Congressman Ted Yoho, who introduced Cho, talked of the difference U.S. servicemen made when they signed a line on a document that said you would and a way of life second to none around the world. It is because of what you have done that has allowed a strict demarcation between North and South Korea, said Yoho, who Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. All you have to do is look at a satellite picture at night. You can see the difference between what freedom and liberty look like versus repression by a Communist regime. Yoho, in addressing the veterans in attendance, said their acts of valor helped in making South Korea the sixth-largest trading partner of the U.S. and a strong ally of the U.S. I cant tell you how proud I am to stand here in front of you, Korean War veteran Gary Giles (right) bows to receive a medal of recognition from South Korean Ambassador to the United States Cho Yoon-Je. South Korean Ambassador to the United States Cho Yoon-Je (left) is welcomed to the podium by Congressman Ted Yoho. Ortho Davis (right) receives a medal from Cho Yoon-Je in recognition of his service in the Korean War. Eddie Thomas takes a look at the medal he received. Korean War veteran Ken Sassaman (center) shakes hands with Congressman Ted Yoho after receiving a medal from Cho Yoon-Je.See VETS, 6BRepublicans hold Bradford County rallyBY DAN HILDEBRAN Bradford County Republican Executive Committee Chair Richard Solze presided over a rally at the Montgomery Presbyterian Center Saturday, where representatives of 12 campaigns made their cases for support in the Aug. 28 primary. A few campaign representatives spoke even though they faced no opposition in the primary. Pickens, the president of St. Johns River State College in Palatka, said he has known gubernatorial candidate and current Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam for 20 years. Pickens also said that through his prior service in the Florida Legislature and his current job as president of one of the smallest colleges in the state, be believes that rural Florida is being gobbled up by urban Florida. Its just a fact of life because there are so many more votes, theres so much more money in urban Florida than there is in rural Florida that our issues often get lost, he said. Pickens said that Putnam will look out for Floridas rural communities. The one thing I know for sure about Adam Putnam is hes from Bartow and he knows Bartow, he knows Pahokee, he knows Palatka, he knows Starke, Pickens said. He knows every inch of rural Florida and the 37 rural counties in Florida. Pope-Wells is a Clay County businesswoman who participated in President Trumps Small Business Roundtable last year. See RALLY, 8B
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Choose Community Hospice & Palliative Care.call 800.274.6614 toll-free or visit CommunityHospice.comSERVING 16 COUNTIESINCLUDING YOURS For More Information CHO 279 3A Print Ad for Bradford Telegraph_MECH.indd 1 4/20/18 10:03 AM Tornadoes looking to reload, not rebuildBY CLIFF SMELLEY Gone are the starting starting offensive linemen, the second-leading rusher and the starting quarterback. Brian Tomlinson, head coach of the Bradford High School football team, admitted that on paper, it looks to be a rebuilding year for the Tornadoes, who were one win away from playing for the Class 4A state championship last year. He and his staff look at it differently. The mentality were trying to have is its more of a reloading year, Tomlinson said. Still, whatever success the Tornadoes experience this season depends upon the development of inexperienced players. Like Ive told other people, its going to depend on how fast our young guys develop experience, Tomlinson said. If theyre able to pick up things quickly, then I think we can have a good year. If not, it could be a long year. With that in mind, he has to feel good about what hes seen so far in practice from his wide receivers and quarterbacks. Though graduate Chris Cummings caught the majority of passes last season (40 receptions, 13 touchdowns), players such as junior Nathaniel Davis (second on the team last year with 10 catches for 195 yards and three touchdowns), senior Jcobi Harris and sophomores Travis Lee and Austin Lovell have shown theyre ready to step in and contribute. I could see how hard theyve worked this summer just in this threw a lot at them, Tomlinson said. They picked it up quickly. I was impressed with how quickly we were able to install a lot of the passing game. Tomlinson said he doesnt expect to have one receiver catch 13 touchdowns this season like Cummings did last year. If we do, then you know were lighting up the scoreboard every Friday night. What I think is going to happen is youre going to have more receivers involved because of just how well theyre running routes and how well theyre picking up the offense.New QB, but experienced RBWho will throw them the ball? Thats to be determined as three players are vying for the opportunity to replace Zion Barber, who threw for 1,341 yards and rushed for 805 yards last year: sophomore Pedro Carter, senior Adrien Ciena and junior Jackson Smith. Though Carter took some snaps last year, Ciena is the most experienced player, having started last year for Keystone Heights. However, Ciena, who in 2017 completed 37-of-94 passes for 560 yards, with four touchdowns and eight interceptions, is having to learn a new offense. Tomlinson said all three have strong arms, noting that Ciena would probably be the expected starter if the BHS offense was designed for the quarterback to sit back in the pocket all day and just pass the ball. Carter and Smith are more like Barber in that theyre threats in the running game as well. It would be a lot easier for me to get a starter named at the end of this week, Tomlinson said. It probably wont happen, though, but the one thing about it is Im comfortable that we can put any of those three in and be very successful. Whoever lines up behind center will be handing the ball off to senior Jeremiah Vaughn, who led the Tornadoes in rushing in 2017 with 975 yards. Tomlinson said that with the possible exception of Raines, no opponents players were able to get a solid hit on Vaughn, whom he described as shifty and elusive. Im excited about the fact hes going to be a home-run threat for us, Tomlinson said. Tomlinson said Vaughn, despite his past success, is always reviewing game video and asking coaches what he needs to do to improve his game. Hes always wanting to get better, Tomlinson said of the 5-6, 147-pound running back. Somebodys going to get a steal in him at the next level. Somebodys going to take a chance on his size and realize theyve got a playmaker. Other players in the mix in Erric Smith and junior Malik Hankerson. Tomlinson said Smith is like a younger version of Vaughn, but hes more of a physical runner. In the spring game, Smith, after breaking a would-be tackler rather than trying to elude him. I think by the time hes a senior, hes going to be a little bit bigger than Jeremiah, Tomlinson said. I dont think he has the speed Jeremiah has, but he has enough speed to where if he gets into the open, good luck catching him. Hankersons main role is playing linebacker, but hes shown potential at running back in practices when it wasnt his time to take reps on defense. There are going to be times where we need to give him a shot, Tomlinson said.O-line to feature 4 new starters, D-line is experiencedDespite the fact that junior Gavin Woods is the only returning starter on the offensive line, Tomlinson feels good about that unit and its ability to open holes for running backs and protect the quarterback. I think this group is going to shock a lot of people because everybody coaches included pencils that in as our question mark, Tomlinson said. I think theyre probably going to be one of our strong points. Tomlinson said Woods strengths are his knowledge of the game and a mean streak that He may not be the strongest one on the offensive line, Tomlinson said, but he might be the meanest one on the offensive line. Now, you talk to him outside of football, hes a great kid, but when it comes down to it, hes going to block the man in front of him and do what it takes to get the job done. Players vying for the other line positions include seniors Sam Simmons and Hunter Smith, juniors Drake Barber and David Barrs and sophomore Levontre Daniel. Tomlinson said Barrs, who started some games last season, is strong like one of last years starters, who went on to win a state championship in weightlifting. Hell not necessarily replace Jakob Alvarez, Tomlinson said, Flip to the other side of the experienced unit for BHS its defensive line, which includes seniors Taurus Coleman, Shaytron Cotton and Jacquez Mosley and juniors Barber and Donte Banks. Cotton and Mosley are the most experienced players that have played for BHS (Coleman played the last three seasons at P.K. Yonge), with Mosley fourth on the team last year in tackles with 83 (40 solo). He can take over a game from the inside, Tomlinson said of Mosley. Its going to get to the point where teams are going to have to double team him. Hes quick off the ball. He just has a nose for the ball. He knows where he needs to go. Cotton was limited last year because of an injury, playing only six games. Right now, I think he feels like he has something to prove, Tomlinson said. Hes very quick. Hes very physical as well. Hes on a mission.The rest of the defense and holes teamsAt linebacker, the Tornadoes have such players as Hankerson, senior Tylan Davis and junior Sam Simmons is shown during Bradfords Aug. 6 practice. See RELOAD, 3BEmergency home energy assistance for the elderlyEnergy Assistance is available for those 60 and older who are having problems keeping their home warm during the winter or cool during the summer. The program can help with electricity bill payments; purchasing energy-related supplies such as fuel, fans, space heaters, wood and air conditioners; and repairing heating and cooling systems. Households with at least one person who is 60 years or older with an energy crisis are eligible. 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Gabe Cook. Hankerson is the only player from last year with starting experience, and that was game against Raines. I think he used it as a stepping stone because he worked hard in the off-season, Tomlinson said of Hankerson. So far in practice, hes worked hard. Davis, a former BHS player who played in Georgia last year, brings experience, too. The secondary features last years third-leading tackler in Davis (he had 102). He doesnt just have a knack for bringing down ball carriers. He had three interceptions last year and seems to know the right place to be at the right time. Hes tough for us to pass against (in practice), Tomlinson said. Hes tough for opposing teams to pass against. He made an interception in the spring game. Honestly and truly, I dont know how he got to that spot, but he did. Other players that will be counted on in the secondary include senior James Martin, a former BHS player who played at Fleming Island last year, junior Isaiah Crum and sophomore Adonte Balfour. Tomlinson said Crum and Martin are players who want opponents to throw their way, while Balfour, up from junior varsity, has the raw talent to play that side of the ball. He just understands what needs to be done. As for special teams, the Tornadoes need to a kicker and a punter to step in for Zion Barber, who handled both duties. Tomlinson doesnt know yet who his kicker will be, but he believes Davis or Lee could step in at punter. When it comes to returning opponents punts and kicks, BHS has a number of options, including Davis, Martin and Vaughn. Tomlinson said special teams are being emphasized more in practices, saying sometimes that aspect of the game often gets lost in the midst of offensive and defensive work. Caleb Dukes is going to kind of be our special-teams coordinator this year, Tomlinson said. I think hes studied since the game ended against Raines. Hes got some ideas I think are going to be great.Bradford begins the season with a preseason kickoff classic at Newberry on Friday, Aug. 17, at 7:30 p.m. The Tornadoes open the season in earnest Friday, Aug. 24, at Taylor County at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31, against Baldwin at 7:30 p.m. For Tomlinson, who was recently hospitalized due to a life-threatening infection and underwent open-heart surgery to remove a coiled wire left behind after the removal of a because he has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, its good to be able to be with his team and readying for his second season as BHS head coach. Im excited to get back and being back to normal, Tomlinson said. Just being around the kids is what has been the best part for me seeing them and seeing how hard they work. Thats pretty exciting. Thursday, August 9, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 3B RELOADContinued from 2B Erric Smith participates in an agility drill. Jeremiah Vaughn, last years leading rusher, runs a pass route. Pedro Carter, who is one of three players battling for the starting quarterback position, throws a pass. Adrien Ciena (left) catches a pass as Ian McGowan runs up to make a tackle.
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Lilia Diane Cohen, 59, of Atlanta was arrested Aug. 2 for According to court papers, the fraudulent paperwork in an attempt to evict her cousin from her mothers house on Northwest 177th Street. Sheriffs Lt. Joshua Luke that he compared the owners signature on the warranty deed to her signature on an image of her drivers license and the two were The defendant told Luke that since she had power of attorney for her mothers affairs, she thought she was entitled to sign her mothers name on the deed. However, after the defendant failed to meet with Luke for an interview and failed to provide BRADFORD COUNTY Georgina Banzin, 44, of Gainesville was arrested Aug. 1 by Lawtey police for DUI. Erica Lea Blair, 47, of Sebring was arrested Aug. 4 by Bradford deputies for a probation violation. Dawn Michelle Brooks, 40, of Valrico was arrested Aug. 5 by Bradford deputies for driving with a suspended or revoked license, possession of drugs and possession of drug equipment. Jarvis A. Cure, 28, of Margate was arrested Aug. 1 by Bradford deputies for driving with a suspended or revoked license. Christopher Ryan Demar, 36, of Waldo was arrested July 31 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear and a probation violation. Robert Demps, 66, of Starke was arrested July 31 by Starke police for driving with a suspended or revoked license. Houston James Fender, 26, of Lawtey was arrested Aug. 2 by Bradford deputies for an out-ofcounty warrant. John Lee Hairisen, 51, was arrested Aug. 5 by Starke police for burglary. According to an arrest report, witnesses saw the defendant walking through the Walmart parking lot, checking cars for unlocked doors. One witness said he saw the defendant reach inside the window of a white van. Justin Lee Haley, 29, of Starke was arrested Aug. 4 by Bradford deputies for battery. Jesse Lee Harwell, 28, of Keystone Heights was arrested July 31 by Bradford deputies for possession of drugs. Ashley Danielle Lee, 31, of Keystone Heights was arrested Aug. 2 by Bradford deputies for a probation violation. Douglas Orlando Perkins, 25, of St. Petersburg was arrested Aug. 3 by Lawtey police for possession of marijuana. Trevor Seth Richardson, 23, of Starke was arrested July 31 by Bradford deputies for a probation violation. Walter Derek Watts, 28, of Starke was arrested July 31 by Bradford deputies for an out-ofcounty warrant. UNION COUNTY Neighbors: shotgunUnion deputies arrested a Lake Butler man after his neighbors said he discharged a shotgun. Edward Thomas Crump, 62, and trespassing. According to an arrest report, neighbors called 911 after hearing what they thought was a gunshot. The witnesses said they heard a shed struck and saw branches fall from an oak tree right after the sound. After lining up the shed with the oak tree they determined the shot came from the direction of the defendants house. After inspecting the shed, they saw the defendant walking toward them. They yelled at him that they were calling the sheriffs wrote in a report. They did not see him carrying a gun, but he did have something in his hand he was concealing next to his leg. Another neighbor who was sitting on his porch at the time of the incident said he heard one gunshot from the direction of the defendants home and that it is a common occurrence for the at all hours, day or night. Deputies then interviewed the defendant at his home. Crump deputies he yelled boom in a loud voice to let his neighbors know that he knew they were Deputies then asked Crump to demonstrate the boom he yelled and after the demonstration were unconvinced of the mans story. After deputies arrested the defendant for discharging a projectile, the defendant told a shotgun shell, they could not prove his guilt. Man reports neighbors open gate, arrested for burglaryUnion deputies arrested a Lake Butler man after he reported his became suspicious about his statements. Christopher Lynn Whisenhut, 44, was arrested for burglary and larceny. According to an arrest report, the victim made a trip to the grocery store and returned to his missing, valued at $440. Around the same time of the call reporting the burglary, the defendant also called the victims front gate was left open. When deputies interviewed the next-door neighbor, he stated that the gate had been open for three days which was unusual. Christopher said he walked up to the front door and knocked but no one answered, a deputy wrote in a report. He said he checked the door to see if it was locked, and when he turned the knob, the door opened up. After the defendant consented to a search of his home, deputies found the stolen televisions under two beds. A deputy wrote in the report that as the defendant was being placed in the back of a patrol vehicle, he said he took the televisions because his neighbors dogs were always at his residence. In other Union County arrests: Junita Amieva, 41, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 5 by Union deputies for a probation violation. William Jackson Anderson, 22, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 5 by Union deputies for possession of drugs without a prescription, possession of marijuana and destroying evidence. Richard Casper, 57, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 5 by Union deputies for driving with a suspended or revoked license. Jonathan Lee Cothran, 25, of Lake Butler was arrested Aug. 3 by Union deputies for an outof-county warrant and failure to appear. Edgar Allen Emmelhainz III, 29, of Lake Butler was arrested July 30 by Union deputies for Sandra Denise Patterson, 51, of Jacksonville was arrested Aug. 1 by Union deputies for failure to appear. James Allen Simmons, 33, of Lake Butler was arrested July 31 by Union deputies for driving with a suspended or revoked license. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS AND LAKE REGIONWoman accused of embezzling from Keystone Heights businessClay deputies arrested the bookkeeper of a Keystone Heights business after accusing her of embezzling over $250,000 from her employer. Melinda Dawn Wilkes, 45, was arrested for grand theft and scheme to defraud on Aug. 3. According to court papers, Wilkes was employed by Keystone Chiropractic when the business opened in 2009 and by Palatka Chiropractic beginning in 2011. The owner of the two businesses said the defendant stole from the clinics for nearly seven years. Clay Sheriffs Detective Steven Dugger wrote in an Wilkes wrote checks to herself, made cash withdrawals at her employers bank, and wrote checks to pay for her childrens extracurricular activities, repairs at her home, and gifts to family members and friends. According to Dugger, Wilkes used one $10,865 withdrawal to make the down payment on the building that housed Keystone Chiropractic. She then drew on her employers bank account again to repair the buildings structure and raised the rent from $659 a month to between $1,000 and $2,000 a month. Dugger also accused Wilkes of writing unauthorized checks to two businesses owned by Wilkes: Trinity Consulting and Wilkes Building LLC. In other arrests from the Lake Region: William Lee Garabrandt, 47, was arrested Aug. 6 in Keystone Heights by Clay deputies for with violence. According to an arrest report, the defendant and victim got into an argument over marital issues and during the argument, the defendant displayed a .45-caliber handgun. When deputies later found the defendant, he took a swing at one, charged another and was placed into custody after a deputy discharged his Taser. Melanie Jean Hess, 29, was arrested Aug. 2 in Keystone Heights by Clay deputies for a probation violation. Michael Raymond Williams, 30, was arrested Aug. 4 in Keystone Heights for violating a domestic violence injunction. Woman gets 3 years for passing bad checkBY DAN HILDEBRAN Circuit Judge William E. Davis sentenced a Jacksonville woman to three years in prison for using a forged check to buy a lawnmower and trailer from a Bradford County business. Elizabeth Margaret Childs, 53, pleaded guilty to grand theft, organized fraud and uttering a forged bank check. She was also ordered to pay $4,598 in restitution. According to court papers, an employee of Lazenby Equipment received a phone call in 2017 from a woman claiming to work for First Coast Recycling on Beaver Street in Jacksonville. During the phone call, the defendant and employee agreed on a deal for a mower and utility trailer. Cohen Crump Whisenhunt Wilkes Garabrandt Williams COURTSee COURT, 6B
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Raised in Lake Butler, he eventually settled in Macclenny, where he lived most of his life. A long-time member of Taylor Church, and then Manntown Church, Joel loved nothing more than joyfully celebrating His Saviour in the company and blessed fellowship of his precious Church family. Praise, prayer and the preaching of Gods Word in the House of God were the highlight of his week. Social by nature, Joel was a people person and especially enjoyed those times when he was surrounded by those nearest and dearest to him. horseshoes, cookouts and family gatherings. Joel also lived a rich and varied life in the job market with careers that included time as a State Trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol, owner and operator of a Chevron service Sales Representative for Lance, Inc. Joel is preceded by his parents, and daughter, Amy Dianne Ash. He is survived by: his beloved wife of 42 years, Nancy Hartley Ash; his children, Joel Marty (Stephanie) Ash of Middleburg, Amanda Ash (Gregory) Kern of Sacramento, California, Jana Marie Ash and Jina Ash (Chris) McDougald both of Macclenny; his sisters, Linda Ann Norris of Orlando, Karen Ash of Lake Butler, Noreen (Mike) Lee of Lulu; his brother, Larry Buddy Ash (Kay) of Lake Butler; and ten grandchildren, Joshua, Caleb, Jordan, Abigail, Micah, Joel, Morgan, Mady-Belle, Braelynn, and Bentley. Services were held on Aug. 6, at Manntown Church followed by a graveside service at Macedonia Cemetery in Baker County. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home located at 55 North Lake Avenue, Lake Butler, FL. For more information, please call (386)496-2008.PAID OBITUARYMary AustinKEYSTONE HEIGHTSMary Janet Austin, 85, of Keystone Heights died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 at Community Hospice Bailey Center in St. Augustine. She was born Aug. 30, 1932 in Youngstown, Ohio to Donald and Emily (Duke) Arbuckle and was a homemaker. In 1984 she moved to Keystone Heights. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her son, Paul Austin, Jr.; and her husband of 62 years, Paul Austin, Sr. She is survived by: children, Dale (Susie) Austin and Jamie (Kim) Austin of Melrose, Tommy Austin and Becki (Jimmy) Morse of Keystone Heights along with Linda (Jimmy) Platt and Donna (David) Cole of St. Augustine; siblings, Danny Arbuckle of Neptune Beach and Jane Fleming of California; 55 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 9 at Trinity with the family will immediately follow in the church fellowship hall. Interment will be private at Keystone Heights Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. Ray CrewsSTARKERay Crews, 83, of Starke died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 at E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville. He was born Jan. 16, 1935 in Union County to the late James and Elizabeth Crews and was one of fourteen children. He served in the United States Marines. He moved to Bradford County from Alachua County in the 1970s and worked with the Department of Corrections at New River Correctional. He is preceded in death by: his parents; and son, Kelly Crews. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Crews of Starke; daughter, Eunice (Chester) Romesburg of Pennsylvania; and two grandchildren. A Celebration of Life was held on Aug. 8 at the Archie Tanner Memorial and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. Johnnie Covington, Sr.STARKE Johnnie Bully Covington, Sr., 85, of Starke died Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 at Community Hospice Acosta-Rua Center for Care, Jacksonville. A lifelong resident of Starke, he attended the community churches of Starke and was educated in the local schools of Bradford County. He was employed with SMI Joist as a welder until he retired He is survived by: his wife, Gertrude Covington; daughters, Gloria Covington, Sharon Covington, Katherine Covington and Tammy Albritton; sister, Berta Mae Miles all of Starke. A host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many sorrowing friends. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday Aug. 11, in the Greater Bethleham Freewill Baptist Church Starke with Rev. Alvin Green conducting the services. Interment will be held in Freewill Memorial Garden Starke. Visitation will be held on Friday Aug. 10 at Haile Funeral Home Inc Carl D. Haile Memorial Chapel from 3:00-6:00 pm. The Cortege will form at the residence of Covington, 412 Michigan Street, Starke, at 12:30 pm on Saturday Arrangements are under the direction of Haile Funeral Home Inc, Starke.Etoile StidhamALACHUA Etoile Davis Stidham, 81, of Alachua passed away peacefully on Thursday at the North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. She was born in the Santa Fe area of Alachua County where she lived all her life. She was a former School Bus Driver for Alachua County, church pianist, and homemaker. She also helped manage the family farm. She was the widow of Hugh Bert Stidham. She was also preceded in death by: her parents, A.Y. Sport Davis and Lola Ellis Davis; a brother, Alvin Davis; a sister, Reba Bryant; a greatgrandchild, Leia. Mrs. Stidham was a longstanding member and pianist at North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church of Alachua. She attended the Blackwelder Free Will Baptist Church of Worthington Springs. She enjoyed sewing. Mrs. Stidham is survived by: two sons, Carl (Kim) Stidham of Alachua and Sidney (Traci) Stidham of Alachua; two daughters, Sharon (Butch) Mullins of Alachua, Patricia Lawson of Alachua; three brothers, Jeff Davis, Charles Davis and Roger Davis, all of Alachua. one sister, Elaine Truluck of Lulu; nine grandchildren, Scott, Sarah, Tabitha, Whitney (Shon), Miles, Christina, Nathan, Erin and Jacob; and great-grandchildren, Trevor, Hunter, Cale, Shon and Ella. Funeral services were held Aug. 7 at the North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church of Alachua with Rev. Barry Hedrick, Rev. Paul OSteen and Rev. Baptist Church Cemetery of Alachua. Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler made to: North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund; 25630 N.W. County Road 239; Alachua, FL 32615.PAID OBITUARYRomona VarnesLAKE BUTLEROur family lost a beloved member on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, when Romona Varnes returned home to her family in heaven. Romona was born in Dallas, Georgia, and graduated in 1953 from Dallas High School. She started her professional life, as a secretary to a Dallas attorney, while still in high school. After graduation, she moved to Jacksonville, where she began working with Southern Bell as a long distance operator. She than worked for 15 years with Western Electric before she and her husband, Doyle, owned and operated Devco Premium Finance in downtown Jacksonville, providing throughout the state. She and Doyle then moved to Lake Butler, where she successfully ran Doyle Varnes Insurance Company, providing needed service to her community in Union County. She retired from her professional life in 2000, to enjoy the country life she so loved. She was a member of Insurance Women of Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Antique Bottle club, a painter, and avid genealogist, tracing her family back several generations to include their Native American heritage. She and Doyle continued to maintain homes in both Jacksonville and Lake Butler. At her request, there will not be any funeral services, and her ashes will be returned to the family plot in Georgia. Anyone wishing to honor her, please do so by reaching out to someone to remind them they are loved. Romona is survived by: her husband of over 60 years, Doyle Varnes; her many nieces and nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, across these United states. We love you Romona and will miss you. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home located at 55 North Lake Ave Lake Butler. For more information, please call (386) 4962008. Sign Romonas online guest book at archerfuneralhome.comPAID OBITUARYCharles WorthingtonLAKE BUTLER Charles Owen Worthington, 51, of Lake Butler passed away peacefully, on Monday, July 30, 2018, at his parents home in Lake Butler. He was born in Starke on Dec. 2, 1966 to Sandra Lee Holt Worthington and the late Charles Paul Worthington. While attending high school at APHS, Charles played JV football and ran cross country. He excelled at long distance running and hurdles. Charles broke school records in distance running. He loved Florida Gator Football and hunting with his Dad. He was an avid preceded in death by: his father, Charles Paul Worthington; and his beloved wife, Janet Strobel Worthington. He leaves his loving family to cherish his memory. Charles Owen Worthington is survived by: his mother, Sandra Lee Worthington; three sons, Charles Arthur David Worthington, Charles Stephen Worthington, Cody Worthington; one sister, Paula Ann Worthington; two nephews, Jacob David Yarbrough, Canaan Bruce Harris; two nieces, Rebekah Leigh Yarbrough, Chloie Lynn Harris. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11, 11:00 am, at Archer Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends an hour prior for visitation. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home located at 55 N Lake Ave Lake Butler. For more information, please call (386) 496-2008. Sign Charles online guest book at archerfuneralhome. comPAID OBITUARY Charles GeerSTARKECharles Dillon Geer, 23, of Starke passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Charles was born in Gainesville to Charles Geer and Joyce Johnson Norman Geer on July 31, At the time of his passing, Charles was enrolled at Vo Tech to further his education and his career. He enjoyed dogs. He enjoyed riding the dirt roads and he was very adventurous. Charles loved his Momma with all of his heart. Charles leaves his beloved family to cherish his precious memory. Charles Dillion Geer is survived by: adoring mother, Joyce Geer; and his loving father, Charles Geer. He is survived by: three brothers, Michael (Brittney) Johnson, Drew Geer, and Daryl Geer, three sisters, Aimee (Trenton) Chorba, Kelly Geer, and Kimberly Geer. Charles was loved by many and he will surely be missed. Leon HarrisSTARKE Leon Harris, 75, died on Saturday, July 28, 2018. He was at home, with his family by his side. He was born on Aug. 6, 1942 to Curtis and Gracie Harris of Raiford. He spent most of his life in Archer until he retired and moved to Starke. He worked for the University of Florida as a Superintendent of the Systems Department. He is preceded in death by: He is survived by: his wife of twenty-six years, Sharon Bonds Harris; daughter, Kimberly Rust of Payson, Arizona; sister, Genice Reid; brothers, Ray Harris and Joseph Harris; four grandchildren and three greatgreatgrandchildren. A Graveside service was held Aug 4th, at Conners Cemetery with Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. Fayrene ParrishWORTHINGTON SPRINGS Fayrene Rosa Parrish of Worthington Springs died on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. She was daughter of the late P.K. Jackson and Jeanetta K. Smith. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Lake Butler. Mrs. Parrish was preceded in death by: her husband, Lowell Parrish She is survived by: son, Terry A. (Iris) Parrish of Worthington Springs; daughter, Janice E. McPherson of Ocala; three grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. Services were held Aug. 4 at The Church of Christ in Lake Butler. Interment followed at Elzey Chapel Cemetery. All arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home. Vivian PlymptonSTARKE Vivian Nellie Plympton of Starke passed away at the age of 81 on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. Vivian was an avid artist and created beautiful charcoal drawings. She would enter them in the fair where she always won prizes and ribbons. Vivian also was a talented singer who especially loved to sing songs about her faith. She was baptized as one of Jehovahs Witnesses in 1950 and was known for her zeal for her ministry. She would often be out late, passing out the Watchtower and Awake and speaking to all she met of her precious hope for the future. She is preceded in death by her beloved son, Nathan Plympton. Vivian is survived by: her loving and devoted husband of 63 years, John Plympton; three of her children, Rebecca Bargeron of Starke; Mylinda (Walter) Webel of Savannah, Georgia, and Naomi (Bobby) Baker of Macclenny; nine grandchildren, Danielle (TJ) Sellers, Heather (Mike) Rhoades, David Bargeron, Brian (Nikki) Bargeron, Richard (Kimberly) Plympton, Chelsea (Andrew) Harvey, Leslie Brown, Dorian Webel, and Zachary Webel, and ten great-grandchildren, Zachary, Noah, Cassidy, Sarah, Jacob, Brian, Logan, Harmony, Arlas, and Gabriel. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, August 11th at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses in Starke.PAID OBITUARY Mildred WinklerSTARKEMildred R. Millie Winkler, age 89, of Starke passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Lake Butler Hospital. Millie was born in Riesel, Texas on July 31, 1928 to the late Emil and Helene (Paar) Richter. She was a member of St. Marks Episcopal Church and served on the Alter Guild. Millie was also a Daughters of the King Benevolent Committee member and retired from the State of Florida Department of Corrections accounting department. Survivors are: her husband Edward Arthur Winkler, Sr. of Starke; daughter, Cindy (Don) Green of Hardyville, Kentucky; son, Eddie (Christy) Winkler of Melrose; sister, Helen Larsen of Texarkana, Texas; grandchildren, Brittany and Kurtis Wright of Hardyville, Trey Winkler of San Diego, California, Austin Green of Hardyville, Macy Winkler and Ashton Wise of Starke, Emily Green of Hardyville, Dalton Green of Hardyville, Hanna Crane of Melrose and Colton Crane of Melrose; great-grandchildren, Gracie Leigh Wright, Abigail Wright, Arionna Winkler, Adilynn Wise, and Charlie Wright. Also left are her brother and sister-in-law, George and Burney Winkler, sister-in-law, Sue Winkler all of Starke along with a host of nieces, nephews and special friends. Memorial services were held Aug. 1 at St. Marks Episcopal Church with may be made to St. Marks Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 212 N. Church St., Starke, FL 32091 Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, 620 Nona St. Starke. www.jonesgallagherfh.com 904-964-6200. PAID OBITUARY
6B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section LettersNo access, no tax dollarsDear Editor: Beach front property owners want to prohibit access of the masses to what has previously been considered public property and I have no problem with that due to tax savings. By signing a law prohibiting our citizens and visitors from stepping foot on the dry sand of beaches beyond the high tide line, removing the pleasure of enjoying a day at the beach, the state should no longer have to maintain the beaches. Beach replenishment costs taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars over the years. Nature can now resume its relentless march inland and those who want to enjoy the ocean view out their living room window can also enjoy the view of the house or hotel tumbling into the ocean as Neptune claims what is his. Scott signing a document to mitigate the law is only a kneejerk reaction to save his Senate campaign. If he really cared about your access to the shore, he would have never signed the law. Jack Schenck Lake ButlerFocus on what we have in commonDear Editor: I have invested over half of my life in Bradford County in various ways, with a large part my career in the school system. Children if you will. For the most part we are all of Southern ancestry. Our families, relatives, parents and those that came long before us know heat, bugs and a slower way of life. The heat obviously slowed us down. My intro here is to prove we have much in common. People from other regions and even distant places have believed us to also be slow in other ways. I know that to be a great falsehood. We may have some of the oddest and unusual characters to walk the earth but some of them are smart as a whip. We just have a way of doing things that annoy some people. I tell people when I have the time after retirement Im heading to Ohio or New York and will drive slow in the left lane with my turn signal on until I feel vindicated. But enough of my humor. I want to address our current situation. The real world came to Starke recently with the tragic shooting of a young man who grew up in our county. We have seen the images on TV so often about young men being shot by law enforcement in situations that seem less threatening than ones where others are led away in handcuffs after actually killing people. It scares us and makes us want to hold our children closer. My best friend was a police chief in Gainesville for many years. I like to think I know what it takes to be a cop. But until you come upon a crime scene or person seemingly out of control with the threat of a weapon we can probably never know. I do know this. LEOs are the ones that go out there at night and are the ones that are supposed to run If I am a cop and come upon a scene where the person we are confronting comes out with a gun in his hand I am going to try my best to be the one that goes home to my family that night. Each of these tragic things all have one thing in common. People are hurt or die. Nobody wants this to be common place in our country or even town. The other thing in common is a gun is involved. Guns are unforgiving and in an instant, can change it all. As we see this stuff seemingly escalate each day many of us probably see the need for a gun as a personal safety issue. I want us all to step back and realize the solution to this is not coming from Washington or Tallahassee with new laws. It will come from us as a people that care about each other and try to do more for our youth in terms of schools and afterschool activities and even in our interactions with each other day to day. I have worked with kids over 40 years in this county and many of them are parents and productive citizens. I know how many good people live here and care about these things. When I see black and white folks in the Walmart parking lot hugging and recalling good times at work or at ball games or where ever, I know I am seeing genuine humanity and understanding that we are all in this together. What I see on the national news is not how I see much of rural America. Fearing our neighbors and allowing people on the news to tell us who bad guys are and who is tearing down America is not going to heal our divides. It will come from us as real people living together with our kids in local schools and doing our part to make our community a safe and nurturing place for our children and their children. Kindness and courtesy go a long way in bridging long divides between people and it costs nothing. We can do more focusing on what we have in common and what is good than we can ever do by angrily reacting to that which divides us. Steve Acree BrookerHow do we move forward Dear Editor: The tragic shooting that resulted in a death, which happened in our community has impacted the immediate family of the victim, the children of RJE Center, Regeneration Church of God in Christ, the witnesses, the community at large. It has caused trauma and post-traumatic stress for those who witnessed or merely heard the sounds of question is, how do we move forward from here? How do we help to heal our community and give closure to a grieving family and community? We can start by transparency, releasing the body cam video tapes. It will answer the following questions: a) Was the shooting in a timely manner and was everything possible done to save his life after the shooting. If the response is FDLE has control of the videos/tape and the authority to release them, we ask that you tell FDLE the people demand the truth: Release the videos. The truth will not change the circumstances or bring back the life that was lost, but it can set free the minds of the people about what happened, so that everyone can stop speculating and drawing their own conclusion about what law enforcement did or did not do. Sheriff Smith, in the lessons learned in this tragic situation, is there anything that could have been done differently? Could backup have been called once it was known that the chase was heading into District 2 to ensure the safety of children at RJE school and the Regeneration church, as this incident occurred between two known sites where children are usually present? The impact of what happened goes far and beyond the day of the incident, as some children are now fearful of going back to school because they are afraid somebody might come to their school to harm them because they are related to the people involved. We must get help to them and the other children through counseling and the adults who need it. Listen to them when they need to talk. For the family, I say to you, you are not responsible for the decisions that your loved ones make when you have given them sound doctrine, and rearing in the Love of God. For every adult is accountable for their own behavior and decisions. But it does take a village, the whole community in the rearing of our children, especially when they leave the safety net of home and family. Now to my beloved community, I say to you, we all have a role to play in what happens here forward in our community. What we allow our children to be exposed to, and what we tolerate within the walls and boundaries of our communities makes a difference in the wellbeing of the community. If you see something wrong going on and do nothing about it, you are condoning the behavior and sending a message to the young people that what they are doing is OK with you. The communitys role is to protect our future generation. These young people are our future. If we tolerate destructive behavior, we, too, bear some responsibility for the destruction within our own communities. When asking what we can do to help our young people, some have said this is a different generation; they are too hardheaded and unwilling to listen. But I say today, even if only a few listen, we can still make a difference. The truth is, they are no different than the generations before them, we were all hardheaded and didnt want to listen sometimes, but the difference is our community at that time did not give up on us, and whoever in the community saw us acting up, they had the authority and blessing of our parents to straighten us out, and our parents would take care of us again when we got home. We, too, must not be tolerant of some of the behavior going on around us in our communities. We must stop tolerating the drug happening around us that our children see and are exposed to on a daily basis. If you see something, say something or do something about it. Our message must be consistent, and the same by everyone. We must respond with one voice, No, not in our backyard, not now, not ever. We must learn to speak encouragement to our youth. Dont be afraid to talk to them. Speak hope for them, pray for them, show love toward them, so that even when we have to speak to them about something they are doing that is harmful to themselves and others, they will know that you are saying these things out of love and care for them. We must encourage the young people to stay in school and get a good education so that they can be productive citizens and be able to take care of themselves and contribute back to the community. We must be a resource and help them in obtaining a job. Take them to Work Source. Let them know if you hear of a job opening. Tell them who is hiring. Help them them navigate on the computer to do a job search. We must present them with alternatives to a life of crime and trying so hard to get rich quick. We must speak hope, success and encouragement, and something to help themselves. Christian community, lets speak to them about the love that God has toward them. Lets teach them to love the Lord, themselves and their neighbors. Lets instill hope in them. Let them know that their eyes have not seen, nor their ears heard, neither has the heart of man perceived the good things that God hath prepared for them that love him. We must not give up on them. There is also a greater spiritual understanding that we all must come to understand, and that is there is an appointed time for everyone to die or be changed. The Scriptures teach us in Ecclesiastes 3 there is a time to give birth and a time to die. The 90th Psalm teaches us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. You see, we must to do all that we can for the Lord and each other now, because tomorrow is not promised. James 4:13-14 says for what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. God controls the time of birth and death. Death has no respect of person, regardless of the age or status in life. What we do have control over is how we choose to live, whether we choose God or the world. None of us know the moment or hour when the Lord will come back. So, let us live as if Christ is coming back right now. Let us heal our community by sharing the love that Christ has towards. Let us help to soothe the wounded and broken hearts of the family and community by pouring on some oil of love. Let us show love toward one another as God so loved the world. Gods got this. For God is love. Sincerely, Minister Carolyn Brown Spooner Yoho said. As part of the ceremony, a proclamation from South Koreas Ministry of Patrons and Veterans Affairs was read. In part, it said, We cherish in our hearts the in helping us reestablish our free nation. In grateful recognition of your dedicated contributions, it is our privilege to proclaim you an ambassador for peace. Yoho said he and Cho, whom he described as a great friend, look forward to a brighter future for all of Korea. The congressman said those who fought in the Korean War did their part to make that hoped-for future possible. Our hopes and our dreams and our prayers are that one day the whole Korean peninsula is denuclearized, and they live in peace and that they have needs of both sides. Thats only possible because of what you guys have done.VETS Enjoying a laugh and clapping at something said by Congressman Ted Yoho are Korean War veterans (l-r) Ron Carbaugh, Jerry Fitzpatrick and Ken Sassaman. Cho Yoon-Je
Thursday, August 9, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 7B On June 15, Childs came to Lazenby Equipment and purchased the mower and trailer using a business check. However, the check was later returned by Navy Federal Credit Union in Jacksonville because the account on which it was drawn had been closed. Due to an oversight, the womans name was not noted at the time of purchase. However, she allowed a store employee to take her picture to post on the business Facebook page. A Lazenby employee later found an email address the woman used to communicate with the business, and sheriffs investigators subpoenaed the credit union for records of the checking account. Through the womans phone number, a detective was able to identify the suspect and match her signature, which was on the invoice. A criminal history was run through dispatch and revealed that Childs has an extremely extensive history of fraud, uttering false instruments, false identity, grand theft and other property crimes, wrote Detective Daniel Cassani in a court document. License violation, drug possession months in prisonBY DAN HILDEBRAN A circuit judge sentenced Joshua Bruce Norris, 29, to 15 months in prison after Norris pleaded guilty to possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis and to his thrid conviction of driving with a suspended or revoked license. According to court records, on Karly Jones responded to a suspicious person call at Starkes AutoZone. Store personnel told Jones that a white male, later and out of the store several times, setting off the business security sensors. with Norris, who said he did not steal anything and was trying to pay for merchandise in his possession. Jones ran Norris driver license through dispatch and was told the license was suspended and that Norris had received notice of the suspension. all the merchandise in Norris possession had been paid for, and the man was released. Jones wrote in an arrest report that after releasing Norris, she parked her patrol car in the parking lot of Subway to observe a vehicle and pull out of the AutoZone parking lot. license was suspended. Dispatch had been caught twice before driving with a suspended license and also had two previous DUIs. Jones then conducted a search of the vehicle and found 11 bags containing a green leafy substance that tested positive for marijuana.Man pleads to selling drugs near churchBY DAN HILDEBRAN A Starke man was sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to selling a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a place of worship, possession of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a church and for a charge related to a separate incident, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bobby Joe Robinson, 43, was credited for 180 days already served. According to court papers, Robinson sold 0.8 grams of methamphetamine to 1,000 feet of the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in Lincoln City. In a separate incident, Robinson was a passenger in a car pulled over for straddling the center line on State Road 100, near the Pine Forest Apartments. Within a backpack that deputy found six pills of the muscle relaxant cyclobenzaprine and miscellaneous drug equipment. In other news from Bradford County felony court on July 26: Anthony Outland Altman, 33, entered a written plea of not guilty for DUI and felony, habitual driving with a suspended or revoked license for a June 7 offense. Dennis Ray Asbell, 44, entered a written plea of not guilty for criminal mischief that allegedly occurred on June 18. Jerry Taylor Atteberry, 22, was sentenced to two years drug offender probation for a May 31 offense of grand theft. According to court papers, the defendant stole a Rolex watch from a family member and another family member saw the watch for sale on Facebook. Edwin Elisha Baker, 31, was sentenced to 120 days in jail with credit for 33 days already served for a June 22 offense of felony driving with a suspended or revoked license. Joseph Benjamin Barnett, 35, was sentenced to 55 days in jail with credit for 55 days already served and to two years probation for the May 14, 2016, offenses of assault, battery resisting arrest with violence, resisting arrest without violence and disorderly intoxication. According to court papers, workers at Whiskey River Saloon called Starke police after employees refused to continue serving alcohol to a belligerent customer. Employees said the man threatened other customers, made unwanted sexual comments to bar workers and threatened to blow up the establishment and kill everyone inside. Sgt. Jason Crosby encountered the defendant in the bars parking lot, where Barnett refused to comply with commands to stop walking away. The two on the man three times with no a baton to force his hands from underneath his body where he could be restrained. report that while transporting Barnett to jail, the defendant said he suffered from PTSD and was Barnett also apologized for the incident. Thomas Clifford Chambers, 53, entered a written plea of not guilty for a May 29 offense of conspiracy to commit a robbery with a weapon. According to court papers, Chambers attempted to rob a patron of Starkes Motel 6 with a B.B. gun. However, the victim subdued the defendant and restrained hm until police arrived. Daronte Jawaun Corbitt, 24, entered a written plea of not guilty for June 9 offenses of battery by a person detained in prison or jail and battery causing great bodily harm or permanent disability. According to court papers, the defendant, an inmate at the Bradford County Jail, attacked another inmate during a meal at the facility. When another victim, Corbitt then attacked the second man. Kieran Jermain Harden Sharpe, 37, entered a written plea of not guilty for a June 8 offense of possession of cocaine. Charles David Henley, 19, entered a written plea of not guilty for June 1 offenses of driving with a suspended or revoked license and resisting an Makalla Nicole Lane, 26, entered a written plea of not guilty for June 21 offenses of felony battery and opposing an Misty Koehler Lawson, 45, was sentenced to 24 months probation for a May 25 offense of grand theft. According to court papers, the defendant passed all points of sale at Walmart without paying for $426.27 in merchandise. Candice Melody Stein, 34, was sentenced to 84 days in jail and 18 months drug offender probation for driving with a suspended or revoked license and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was credited for 84 days already served. Angelica M. Tower, 26, entered a written plea of not guilty for a Sept. 1, 2017, offense of failure to return rented property valued over $300. COURTContinued from 4B Childs Robinson Norris New pastor on mission to help those who are hurtingBY KIM BOX ership, Starke Community Church has a new pastor. Founding pastor Al Whiddon led the congregation from the time it opened its doors on Nov. 18, 2012, until he retired in February years of his 25-year ministry with the congregation now located near the intersection of U.S. 301 and Mar ket Road. After attempting several other unsuccessful church plants in Starke, the Assemblies of God was delight ed that Starke Community Church took root and that it has continued to bloom under the denominational umbrella for almost six years. Inter the pulpit each Sunday until the congregation found a permanent pastor. Stepping into the vacant lead ership role, Pastor Michael Smith known to his church as Pastor Mike is 100 percent positive that the Starke church is where God wants him to serve. He said that he knows because God actually spoke to him and told him so. As I looked at the churchs website, I heard God direct me here and tell me that the church was a hidden jewel, Smith said. He and his family are new to Starke as well as the church. His wife, Debbie, wholeheartedly agrees with Smith that Starke is where they should be. It was not until the Smiths were in transit, literally on the road moving to Starke, that a rental home into which the family could move became available. Their real estate agent called and told them that out of the blue someone called, and bam, they had a home. This call was just one more conhad peaceful assurance about Starke was the place for them. We feel at home here already, Debbie said.Missions-mobilizedWhile Smith hopes Starke Community Church will experience tremendous growth, he is not much on playing the numbers game. He and Debbie said that about 40 to 50 people attend on Sundays. Smith was some of them drive 30 to 40 minutes to get to the church. Thousands in attendance, but just warming pews cannot compare to Missions is extremely important to Smith and, as the church progresses, will be a major emphasis. He said he does not want his church to mere ly gain knowledge and understanding of places and people in need. I want our church to be missions mobilized and not just missions minded, Smith said. He and Debbie have both been on missions trips to Mexico and El Saland he organized the last two of them. Debbie has been on two. The Smiths have also been involved with other missions and relief teams within the United States. Even now, the pastor is prayerfully considering the organization of another missions trip next year. Helping hurting peopleSmith has repeatedly noted and been made aware as recently as his morning drive to work that parts of Starke and some of its residents appear sad and hurting. The church is like a triage, Debbie said. We believe in healing; we pray over people and see things happen, really happen, Smith said. We have the medicine to treat lifes problems. Debbie added. God heals, he plans, he sets everything up, Smith also said. Were just his ser vants. The couple said that hurting people, and all people for that matter, are looking for authenticity in believers. thentic, its like theyre saying: Thank you for not judging us. Debbie said. The Smiths said the gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ, but the gospel is also sharing with others our own testimonies of the difference Christ has made in our lives. Jesus is so relatable. Debbie said. He fought the same tempta need to know. With a law degree and a pastors heart, Smith knows he can reach people in a unique way. I can help people see beyond their pain through Jesus who lives in me, Smith said. He has been a substance abuse and mental health counselor. He also has experience with Probation and Parole and with the Department of Children and Families. Smith has served as a pastor before. He has also led a childrens ministry and has been a missions pastor. Debbie dreams of one day being a child psychologist. Her experi ence with children thus far has come through teaching and through par enting. The Smiths have three chil dren: Rebekah, 16, Leah, 14, and Elijah, 13. Debbie assists her husband in ministry as needed. The couple extends an open invitation to anyone in the community who needs someone Preparing for battleSmith is preparing his church for battle with his current sermon series. Focusing on spiritual warfare, he will then guide the church into a study of the Great Commission: the mandate of Jesus Christ to his followers just before his ascension into heaven, recorded in Matthew 28:1820 (NKJV): And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Since the National Guard has a strong presence around the commu nity, Smith used the organization as an example. He said that in any battle, the strongest part of the defense takes place in the back where preparations are being made. Unless were prepared, we ought not go into battle, Smith said. If were not prepared, were doomed for failure. We just need to do what God calls us to do and let God do his thing. When we do our best, God takes care of the rest. Mike and Debbie Smith
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Only standard abbrevations will be accepted.63 Love Lines 64 Business Opportunity 65 Help Wanted 66 Investment Opportunity 67 Hunting Land for Rent 68 Rent to Own 69 Food Supplements 70 Money to Lend 72 Sporting Goods 73 Farm Equipment 74 Computers & Computer Accessories 51 Lost/Found 52 Animals & Pets 53 Yard Sales 54 Keystone Yard Sales 55 Wanted 56 Trade or Swap 57 For Sale 58 Building Materials 59 Personal Services 60 Secretarial Services 61 Scriptures 62 Vacation/TravelCLASSIFIED DEADLINES TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED USE YOUR PHONE (904) 964-6305 (352) 473-2210 (386) 496-2261 Classified Ads Where one call does it all! 904-964-6305 Ted Yoho Chris Wilson speaking for Ashley Moody Kenny Thompson Gordon Smith Judson Sapp Danny Riddick Amy Pope-Wells speaking for Ron DeSantis Jeremy Pilcher Joe Pickens speaking for Adam Putnam Bobby Payne Gayle Shuford NiculaMark Meadows, Freedom Causus ChairGarrett Mann speaking for Denise Grimsley Tom Germano
Thursday, August 9, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 9B 90 DAYS SAME AS CASH FINANCINGWe Will Beat All Competitor Pricing SHEET VINYL AS LOW AS $.59 CARPET AS LOW AS $.69 SF VINYL PLANK AS LOW AS $.89 SF WOOD LOOK TILE AS LOW AS $1.29 SF 25% OFF ALL CARPET & VINYL REMNANTSFloor & Home Over 40 years of SALES ~ SERVICE ~ INSTALLATION Saturdays by appointment only Pope-Wells told the crowd that Trump endorsed DeSantis during a July 31 rally in Tampa. She said that when she asked Trump was endorsing DeSantis, is not a politician and is focused on grass roots campaigning. Pope-Wells said she then looked into DeSantis background and liked what she saw. What I began to study was how he led the charge in Congress on term limits and continues to lead the charge, and how he actually didnt take a congressional pension because he doesnt believe in congressional pensions, she said. SenateBradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith said Gov. Rick Scotts staff asked him to speak for Scott. Smith said he agreed because that follows through on the commitments he makes. He also works with those that may not believe the same way that he does, Smith said. Hes proven that. We need more of that in Washington, D.C. Im tired of the divide because somebody comes up with an idea, and the He also said Scott has not been swayed by special interests and has made decisions with his heart. Smith said Scotts efforts as governor have resulted in better roads, more jobs and a lower crime rate. He also said that throughout Scotts two terms as governor, Scott telephoned him often whenever the area faced a crisis. Yoho told the crowd that he was frustrated with what he saw happening in Washington. Just like you guys, we were fed up with what Congress wasnt doing, or some would claim they were doing, he said. What I saw, one of the big things was the lack of vision and leadership for the country coming out of the Republican conference. You know, broken taxes, and health care thats still broken, immigration, there should be a solution to that, but its not being worked out. Yoho pointed to changes in the Republican leadership in Congress as improvements he supported, with Paul Ryan replacing Speaker John Boehner and with Ryan stepping down at the end of the year. Yoho also highlighted improvements to the Veterans Administration that he helped push through. We have put a tremendous amount of funding into (the VA), not just for doctors and facilities, but to change the whole structure of the VA, he said. We just passed the VA Mission Act, that gives our veterans more choices where they can go directly to a doctor if they cant get in. This is something thats helping our veterans. Yoho said he and his colleagues have rolled back billions of dollars of regulations. He also said he still hopes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Yoho said that through his efforts, a study to improve the Shands Bridge near Green Cove Springs was expedited, a key hurricane-evacuation route. He also said he helped the sheriffs to clean Alligator Creek and Lake. Yoho addressed claims that he does not support President Trump. There are rumors out there that I dont support the president, he said. The president called me out the other day in Tampa and said, We need to keep people like that in there. You know, weve been with the president over 90 percent of the time. Weve had our differences, you know, well speak up when we do. But, weve been with this president, and I can tell you this president loves this country as much as everybody in here. Facing Yoho in the Aug. 28 primary is Judson Sapp. Sapp told the crowd that his family owns a railroad construction company, which he now runs. My primary focus when I get to Congress is going to be transportation and infrastructure, he said. Sapp added that if elected, he plans to represent all the people in his district and negotiate Garrett Mann is a staff member on Grimsleys campaign. He said Grimsley, now a state senator, chaired the Florida House Appropriations Committee before moving to the Senate where she currently chairs the upper chambers Agriculture Committee. He added that she has also run her familys business, Grimsley Oil, a chain of convenience stores in south Florida with 10 locations. Mann said Grimsley got involved in politics after the state agriculture department closed down two of her familys stores. According to Mann, when Grimsley called the state agency to reopen the stores, she was told, Were not working today. Well deal with you next week. Basically, almost trying to put her out of business, Mann said. She was so upset by this, that actually was the catalyst for her to even get into politics. She got into politics because the Department of Agriculture wasnt treating her right, and the rest is history. She is today trying to run for the Department of Agriculture head. Mann also said that with her background as a nurse, Grimsley has a track record of caring for others and taking care of people. Wilson said Moodys career includes stints as an associate at Holland and Knight, an assistant U.S. attorney, and a circuit judge in Tampa. Now, shes running for attorney general, said Wilson. Shes endorsed by Pam Bondi, our current attorney general, 43 of 49 Republican chairs in Florida, including right here and 12 out of the 20 state attorneys in Florida. Wilson also said that of the candidates running for attorney general, Moody is the only candidate that has prosecuted a case. Palatka resident Bobby Payne His district covers Putnam, Bradford and Union counties, as well as southern and central Clay County. Payne told the gathering that he is a 37-year employee of Seminole Electric and a strong believer in the Second Amendment. Payne touted his working relationships with Sen. Rob Bradley of Fleming Island, Rep. Travis Cummings of Orange Park, Rep. Chuck Clemons of Newberry and Sen. Keith Perry of Gainesville. One of my roommates, Paul Renner, is the future Speaker of the House, he said. We have great opportunities in northeast Florida to see some nice change. He said he worked with Bradley to secure appropriations to improve Keystone Heightsarea lakes. I was proud to sponsor bills that supported raises for our state law enforcement, for our highway patrol, for our help them with post-traumatic stress disorder and issues where theyre exposed to cancer at a greater rate than an average person, he said. Payne also said he supported bills that improved school choice and will continue to support the development of technical schools, giving students an alternative to college. We believe that students should go through apprenticeship programs, he said. We have a huge skills gap now with skilled labor, and we want that skills gap to be closed. We want our kids and our families to stay close to so were working on improving economic conditions in our rural counties so they can do that. 2Thompson, the owner of a Lawtey auto repair shop, said that when running for county commissioner four years ago, he promised to work just as hard for the county as he did for his shop. He added that the board of county commissioners has accomplished much during his time on the panel, and he wants four more years to continue moving the county forward. He also said that when Hurricane Irma hit the area last year, he did what he could to help residents recover. When Irma hit, it hit Bradford County hard, he said. Luckily, I was able to leave my shop for nine days, put a chainsaw in my RALLY Event organizer Richard Solze addresses the crowd.
Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section hand and get out there and work. Im a working person. I aint going to sit behind a desk. So thats what Im here today to do. I want you to know I want four more years, and I feel like I did a good job. 4Tom Germano, who early in his campaign made his opposition to a proposed phosphate mine the centerpiece of his campaign, did not mention the project during his talk. Instead he talked about his County, when his parents bought a lakefront cabin in the 1960s. We spent all our summers here and many, many, many hundreds of weekends, he said. It was a very magical place and a place we always felt fortunate to be able to come to. That was way before the Magic Kingdom. This was our Magic Kingdom. My wife and I chose to move here several years ago because we loved it, he continued. Ive always loved it, its always been a magical place for me. I want to run for county commissioner to help our county grow and prosper. Germano then took on the issue of Stasia Rudolphs writein candidacy, a topic he called the elephant in the room. a write-in, her action closed the Aug. 28 primary to Republicans only, locking out nonRepublicans from the primary. You know there were a few (rumors) going around saying I found some loopholes and I did this and did that, he said. Actually, I really did none of that. I didnt have anything to do with it (the primary) being closed or with the write-in candidate (running). Germano also pointed out that his primary opponent, Danny Riddick changed parties from Democrat to Republican in 2016 and that Democrats have had their own to run for the District 4 seat. So, I dont believe Ive disenfranchised anyone, he said. Ive said all along that Im a Republican, Ive been a Republican my entire life, although I feel some regret that some people wont be able to vote in the election, I dont feel an obligation, as a Republican that I owe the Democrats a candidate. They should have been aware, and they should have known and been able to put up their own candidate to run against us. 4Incumbent commissioner Danny Riddick recalled his time growing up near Hampton Lake and his love for the areas waterways. Theres not an inch of Hampton Lake I havent been on or probably camped out on when I was a young boy, he said. I love the lakes, I love the rivers, the springs, and I enjoy them all the time. I never stop talking about them. Riddick also talked about the infrastructure improvements in the district since he has been of 7.7 miles of dirt roads, resurfacing County Road 221 between Hampton and U.S. 301, constructing sidewalks on State Road 21 from the Keystone United Methodist Church to the Santa Fe College Watson Center and on County Road 21B between Speedville and State Road 100, a sidewalk near Hampton Lake along County Road 18 from U.S. 301 to Southwest 80th Place, extention of the Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail from State Road 100 to the Clay County line and construction of a new of the Santa Fe College Watson Center. He also refuted rumors that has stalled. I dont care what youve heard, he said. The concrete slab is set to be poured Aug. 10 and the metal building is going to be delivered Sept. 14. Riddick also said that when he heard about the proposed phosphate mine in Bradford and Union counties, he tried to persuade his fellow commissioners to enact a temporary moratorium on any new mines in the county but could not convince his colleagues to go along. Gayle Shuford Nicula told the crowd about her family background and about her 37She graduated from Lake City Community College in 1981 and then obtained a second degree from the University of Florida 24 years later, which enabled her to nurse practitioner. My experience in the medical profession, caring for the citizens of Bradford County where I grew up, has fueled my passion to extend that same care to the students, parents and faculty of Bradford County, she said. She said students, teachers and administrators in Bradford County and throughout the country have faced the challenges of school safety, discipline, teacher shortages and mandated testing. She added that those challenges remain a work in process. Our children deserve no less than the best educational opportunity to be able to learn and to graduate and be successful and productive in our workforce, she said. She added that people have been asking her why she is Well, the reason Im doing this, bottom line, is I love people and Ive wanted to do this for several years, and I wanted to make a difference in our school system, she desire in making a difference in our school system by being a concerned, honest and committed individual. School board candidate Jeremy Pilcher told the crowd that he is 39-years-old, born and raised around Bradford County and has lived here all his life. Ive got three kids: 14, 11 and 4, he said, one in high school, middle school and pre-K. He said that concern for his children and the other students in the county is the reason he is running for school board. Pilcher added that he graduated from Bradford High School in 1997 with honors, serving as student council president. 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