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47th Year, No. 25
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Plans for

Seminole

power plant

are 'back


on track'

Seminole Electric Cooperative's
plans for a new clean coal
generating unit are back on track
following Friday's Appeals Court
order directing the state to issue a
needed permit.
The Fifth District Court of
Appeals, in a unanimous decision,
directed the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection (FDEP)
to issue a final order granting site
certification for Unit 3, which will
be built at the Seminole
Generating Station in Putnam
County.
Seminole provides wholesale
energy for 10 electric distribution
co-ops including Tri-County
Electric which serves Taylor
County.
The 750 megawatt (MW) class
Unit 3 project had been sidelined
since August 2007 when the FDEP
denied its required site
certification, despite its previous
stipulation' that the project meets
all certification requirements set
forth -in Florida's Power Plant
Siting Act (PPSA)..
"We are very pleased the court
agreed that the project meets all
environmental requirements and
we remain confident this project is
in the best interest of all
Floridians," said Timothy
Woodbury, Seminole's executive
vice president and general
manager.
Woodbury says the cooperative
believes that a diverse energy
S* Please see page 2


Raulerson


withdraws


from race
Citing personal reasons, Fred
"PeeWee" Raulerson announced
Tuesday that he has withdrawn
from the race for county
commissioner, Dist. 1.
"I have to regrettably remove
myself from the candidacy for
county commission. I must forgo
my ambitions this term because of
personal reasons. My hope in the
future is to serve my community
the best way I can. I am sorry for
the inconvenience I have caused
the office of supervisor of
elections," Raulerson said.
His withdrawal for the race
leaves incumbent Malcolm Page
(D) facing Independent challenger
Johnny Clayton "Clay" Crews.


Qualifying


underway
As of presstime Tuesday, nearly
a third of the registered candidates
for local offices had officially
qualified for the upcoming
primary ballot.
Candidate qualifying opened at
noon Monday and continues until
noon, Friday.
Local officials and prospective
candidates are reminded that in
order to be on the ballot in August,
they must qualify with the
elections office by the Friday
a deadline.
This is also the time in which
anyone wishing to become a
candidate by paying the qualifying
fee (rather than utilizing the
petition method) may do so.
"So far, no one has come in and
paid a qualifying fee," Supervisor
of Elections Molly H. Lilliott said.
"- Please see page 2


By order of Gov. Crist



Tavlor 'area of economic concern'


Taylor and 13 other North
Florida counties have been
designated "rural areas of critical
economic concern," according to
an executive order signed by Gov.
Charlie Crist last week.
The five-year designation,
originally written into law in 1999,
allows the rural counties to have
certain criteria and requirements


District


tops state


average


on FCAT

While the marked improvement
in FCAT scores for Taylor County
High School students in the math
and reading portions of the test
were the highlight of this year's
results, students up and down the
district scored above the state
average in most grades.
For middle school-aged
students, reading scores met or
exceeded the state' average, while
some grades fell short on the math
portion.
In eighth grade, there were not
enough students taking the test at
Steinhatchee School to -rank their
reading scores, but 53 percent of
Taylor County Middle School
eighth graders scored at or above
Level 3 (proficiency level),
matching the state average.
On the-math portion, there again
were not enough students to rank
Steinhatchee, but TCMS had 66
percent at or above Level 3, two
"*- Please see page 2


waived in order to receive state
economic development incentives.
"Certain rural communities are
struggling to maintain, support or
enhance job-creating activity or to
generate revenues for education
and other critical government
services such as infrastructure,
transportation and safety," the
order, signed by Crist last


Wednesday, states.
Other counties included in the
order include Baker, Bradford,.
Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist,
Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette,
Levy, Madison, Putnam,
Suwannee and Union.
. The executive order defines the
counties as "rural communities
adversely .affected by an


extraordinary economic event, or
that is experiencing chronic or
severe economic distress, or a
natural disaster or that which'
presents a unique economic
development 'opportunity of
regional importance."
Representatives of 37'state and
regional agencies met on April 18
and agreed to recommend to Gov.


Crist that the designation continue
for the 14 counties.
Access to the state assistance
program requires that county
governing bodies as well as
municipalities t execute a
memoranda of agreement with the
Florida Office of Tourism, Trade
and Economic Development. (See
related story below.)


Bronze Eagle recognition
Taylor County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) deputies Mark Hershberger and Rusty Davis have been presented the prestigious "Bronze Eagle" awards from the
United States Attorney Gregory R. Miller and the U.S. Department of Justice. The men were recognized for their work on the "Pepsi Joe" Armstrong drug
smuggling case. This is the first time officers from the TCSO have received Bronze Eagle awards. "This was very unexpected and very-much appreciated,"
Sheriff L.E. "Bummy" Williams said. "I am very proud of the work these men have done." Armstrong, who supplied the majority of cocaine distributed in
Steinhatchee, was the fourth individual to be convicted in federal court as part of the drug conspiracy in the Steinhatchee area. He is currently serving a 20-
year sentence in federal prison. Hershberger, second from left, and Davis, center, are shown above during the awards presentation held recently in Destin.
9.


McLeod announces candidacy


for superintendent of schools


Retired principal Dr. Horace F.
McLeod has announced his
candidacy for superintendent of
schools.


Dr. Horace F. McLeod


Introducing himself to the
community, McLeod 'said, "I am a
native of Taylor County born in
Foley (old Foley Quarters). I am
the son of the late Hattie L. and
Deputy William (Bill) McLeod Sr.,
who served the citizens of this
county in law enforcement for
more than 20 years. I was raised
with a family'tradition of service.
My parental teaching emphasized
family values and moral principles
of God first, family second, then
community." ,
He continued, "I joined Antioch
Missionary Baptist Church as a
teenager and upon moving to Fort
Lauderdale, I joined New Mount
Olive Baptist Church. Having
moved back to Perry, I returned to
my old church .of Antioch
Missionary Baptist.
"Dr. Cornel West once said that a
man's roots would direct his routes


through life. My educational route
through life has led me from
Jerkins High School in Perry, to
Suwannee River Junior College,
Florida A&M University, Florida
State University, Florida Atlantic
University in Palm Beach County
and Florida. International
University in Miami. I was
selected as one of 30. educational
leaders across the United States to
attend the Summer Institute on
School Leadership at Vanderbilt,
University. I earned a doctorate
degree in educational leadership
from Nova. Southeastern
University in. Fort Lauderdale. As
you can see, my educational route
has brought me back to my roots in
Taylor County."
McLeod noted, that '"I have
more than 37 years of educational
"'* Please see page 2


On county commission


Cruse seeks Dist. 3 seat


James N. Cruse Sr. has
announced his candidacy for
Taylor County commissioner,
district 3.
"I was born and raised in Taylor
County and my parents were
William 'Bill' Cruse and Eudora
Cruse. My father served the City of
Perry, in a public service position,
and retired many years ago," Cruse
said.
"I joined the United States Navy
at age 18 and served in active duty
for 20 years, obtaining rank of E-7,
chief hull maintenance technician.
I served 10 years in Fleet Reserve,
working on nuclear powered fleet
ballistic missile submarines and
surface ship propulsion systems.
During my career in the United
States Navy, I was awarded the
National Defense Service Medal,
Navy Achievement Metal (with


Star). I earned four good conduct
metals, Battle 'E' awarded with
Star and three Sea Service
Deployment Ribbons. I served my
country with dignity and honor.
Many hardships and sacrifices
were made by me and my family.
Since retirement, I have worked
locally in Taylor County and have
supported Taylor County," Cruse
said.
"I have three sons and am
extremely proud of each one. My
oldest son, James N. Cruse Jr., is a
captain with the Perry Police
Department; my middle son,
Deputy Brian Cruse, works for the
Taylor County Sheriffs Office; and
my youngest son, Corey Cruse,
recently graduated with honor
from the Florida State University
College of Engineering. I also have
a daughter. Haley Cruse, and she is


a student at Perry Primary. I came
from a large family of 10.children.
,'*.Please see page 2


How does Taylor


County compare


economically?


Taylor County and most of
Florida's rural counties are
facing "significant challenges"
in their efforts to' seniithecn jind
diversify their economies to
provide better job opportunities
for their residents.
That's according to a report
compiled by the Office of.
Tourism, Trade and Economic
Development concerning the re-
designation' of the 14-county
North Florida Rural Area of.
Critical Economic Concern
(RACEC).


-The reports
stated there has
been some
progress in the
area since Gov.
Jeb Bush first
designated the
area by
executive order
in 2003.
"Yet, it is still
difficult, if not
impossible, to
describe very
many rural
counties as
being well off,"
the report said.


Distress Fai
Florida's Rur
Taylor County
Per Capita
$22,971
Average Ann
.$30,931
Per Capital Taxable
$62,365
PCTV (ust resident
$73,876


Gov. Charlie Crist last week
re-designated the area, which
includes Taylor, for .an
additional five years (see related
story).
In a ranking of Florida's 32
rural counties using a matrix of
eight "distress factors" included
in the report, Taylor County
ranked in the middle of the pack
at 21 (low rankings indicate
more distress).
Using various data from 2005-
2007, Taylor County had a per


capital income of $22,971 (21st),
average annual. wages of
$30,391 (25th) and per capital
taxable value of $62,2065 i3rd'i
I Taylor .also linked 17th
among rural counties for its
po.:ert, rjte. sixth for annual
tnneniplc. ment raie. and 15th for
employment stability,
The state average for per
capital income is $34,001. For
average annual wages the state
average is $38,497, and for per
capital taxable value, it is
$97,183.
Taylor ranked
ctors for fairly well
compared ,with
al Counties its immediate
State Average neig h br s .
Income County was
$34,001 listed as the
ual Wages rural county
$ with the most
$38,497 distress factors.
e Value (PCTV) Dixie County
$97,183 ranked fifth,
and Lafayette
tial property value) County ninth.
$288,389 Je fferson
County was
ranked 24th,
placing slightly higher than
Taylor, thanks mostly to a higher
per capital income of $24,368.
Wakulla County, which is not
included in the RACEC, has the
third least distress factors among
the 32 rural counties.
While there have been several
notable successful industrial
locations in the area during the
past five years, most notably in
Columbia County, the economy
"-* Please see page 2


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A-2 Taco Times June 18, 2008


Seminole co-op boasts one of largest



portfolios of renewable energy in state


POWER PLANT
Continued from page 1
portfolio, including clean coal
generating units, is essential to
"keeping the lights on and energy
J affordable."
Unit 3 will feature the most
advanced emission control
technologies. The station's two 650
megawatt units are currently
being upgraded with similar


control technologies. These
improvements, said Woodbury,
will enable Seminole to bring Unit
3 on line with no net increases in
several of the station's regulated
emissions, "which we believe is a
significant achievement."
In addition to proceeding with
Unit 3, Seminole is also seeking
new renewable energy resources.
The cooperative currently has one
of the largest portfolios of


renewable energy in the state, just
over 100 megawatts, which meets
about 4 percent of its members'
energy requirements.
Unit 3 received a need
certification from the Florida
Public Service Commissioin in July
2006.
Site certification is another key
milestone for the project. Next
steps include finalizing needed
permits and project financing. Unit


3 originally was planned to go into
service in May 2012.
A spokesperson said the
cooperative will be updating the
project schedule within the next
several weeks and estimates the
project has been delayed "by at
least two years." Seminole already
has secured alternative resources
to meet its projected growth
in demand between 2012 and
2014.


McLeod details administrative experience


MCLEOD
Continued from page 1
experience: eight years as a
teacher/coordinator, nine years as
an assistant principal/director, and
18 years as a principal/director, all
of which were for the School
Board of Broward County.
"During my tenure in the
Broward County public school
system, I also taught as an adjunct
professor at Broward Community
College in the math department. I
also taught the Broward budgetary
process to educational leaders
and degree-seekers at Nova
Southeastern.
"Additionally, I have one year's
experience as director of. school
support and one year as vice
president for school support at a
charter school management
company. Responsibilities in the
charter school system included, but
were not limited to, mentoring
and supervising school-based
administrators in grades K-12."
He continued, "In Broward
County, I served on the school
district negotiation teams for
instructional and non-instructional
personnel. I was appointed as a
representative of Broward
principals by the superintendent of
schools to serve on the
superintendent senior management
team, thus giving me an
= opportunity to learn and participate
at the highest level in Broward
_ County public schools, which at
that _nLe .vas the fifth largest
school district in the nation. I
served as the elected president of
the Broward County Assistant
Principals Association and
'Broward County High School
Principals Association. I also
served on the meet and confer team


that established the salary schedule
used by Broward County for its
school based administrators. I
served as a member and
chairperson of the education
committee of the Hollywood
Business Council (economic
development), Hollywood, Fla. I
was a member of various local
Chambers of Commerce. I served
on the economic development
committee for the town of Davie
and was a member of the Broward
Alliance.
"I was appointed the first
principal of the newly, built
William T. McFatter Technical
Center by the Broward County
School Board, which has state-of-
the-art equipment using industry
standards curriculum. In its second
year of operation, McFatter was
designated as a meritorious school
by the board. Educators from
across the United States and Japan
visited us. We were the host of the
governor and his cabinet -.and
served as one of the premier re-
training agencies for employees
who lost their jobs after ,the close
of Eastern Airlines.
"The Broward' district
transferred me from McFatter
Technical Center to Sheridan
Technical Center where I lead the
effort to refurbish the 30-year-old
facility and update the equipment
to industry standards and totally
revamp the business technology
department. We applied for and
received a grant in collaboration
with Broward Community College
for $400,000 in information
technology; $200,000 for a Center
of Excellence in Electronics;
$200,000 for air conditioning; and
$4,500 for reading.
"I developed and implemented
an induction program for new


teachers at Sheridan Technical
Center that eventually spread to
the entire district. As a
Franklin/Covey Institute certified
trainer, I conducted workshops for
the Broward schools human
resource development department
in the 'Seven Habits of Highly
Effective People.' I also served on
a team to teach this program for the
state of Florida to the elected
superintendents at- a training
session in Naples. I developed and
implemented several leadership-
training programs for Broward
public schools.
"At Sheridan Technical Center
my total, budget was in excess of
$15 million per academic year,
with more than 250 instructional
and support personnel. I negotiated
and administered performance
based contracts with Daimler
Chrysler, General Motors, Ford
Motor Company and-AC Delco.
"My love for my hometown of
Perry did not diminish while I was
away in South Florida. Upon my
return to Perry, I became chief
executive officer of Taylor County
Leadership Council. Taylor
County Leadership Council is a
501 (c) (3) community-based
organization which is dedicated to
servicing the social needs of the
youth and all other citizens of our
county. We provide services for the
youth, young adults, adult citizens
and senior citizens of Taylor
County.
"We are committed to providing
food, ajiid. clh.lini ,- fi,. lie. needy
and supplementary services to the
adult population of Perry. Our
purpose is to serve as a safety net,
for the neediest citizens of our
community."
In conclusion, McLeod said, "I
am eminently qualified, certified,


and committed to lead Taylor
County public schools from where
they currently are to a world-class
school system. My family tradition
has committed me; my educational
journey has qualified me; and my
experience has prepared me to
provide leadership for educators,
direction for students, and hope for
parents and all stakeholders so
they will be proud to be apart of
our school system here in Taylor
County. I believe we have the key
ingredients to achieve this goal. I
am fully aware of- the financial
crisis that Taylor County public
schools are experiencing and I
believe that with my leadership
skills and work experience, we will
not only overcome this crisis but
also set a course towards
excellence without excuses.
"I believe we can formulate a
collaborative team to make our
students the best prepared in the
state to meet the ever-increasing
entrance demands into the state
university .system. We must also
meet the ever-increasing need of
local' industry through a well-
trained, well-educated workforce.
Economic development is built on
a local infrastructure, which
includes a quality educational
system. T.S. Eliot once wrote 'we
shall never cease from exploration,
and at the end of all of our
exploring will be to arrive where
we started and know the place for
the first time.' I have returned; I see
the possibility of what a great
future Taylor 'County has and I
would like to be your
superintendent of schools to lead
our students into that bright future.
I ask for your prayers, your support
and your vote. Together there
is. nothing that we can't
accomplish."


Candidate promises to be 'a voice' for dist. 3


CRUSE
Continued from page 1
Most of whom still reside in Taylor
County."
Cruse continued, "We live in the.
greatest country in the world. I
have given my best to serve her
with honor. However, I am
dismayed by what I see happening
in our political arenas today. I am
saddened and alarmed by what is
happening in our own county.
There is an epidemic of drugs that
has taken over the lives of our
children, our teenagers and even
some of our adults. We are losing
our grandchildren and children to
drugs that have such a hold over
them, the family structure, as you
and I knew it, is being ripped to
shreds and is no longer in
existence. Morality, ethics and


virtue have been cast by the
wayside. Something has to be
done.
"During this time of national
elections, state elections and local
elections, it seems that the word
'change' is a very popular word.
We are facing times where taxes
are out of control, gas prices are
out of control, deficits are out of
control, living expenses for our
families are out of control and
government is out of control.
"It seems that politicians are the
only people in the world who
create 'problems and then
*campaign against them.
"Why do we have such deficits
in national, state and local
governments? Have you ever
wondered why, if all politicians are
against inflation and high taxes;
why do we have inflation and high


taxes? You and I are not the ones
who proposed policies and
budgets.
"I find it totally ironic that the
very people calling for change are
the ones who voted for, passed the
laws and tax increases in
government to begin with.
"Campaign promises have
echoed hollow and I will not make
false promises to you. I cannot
promise you drastic measures of
change in our local government
because I am only one voice. But,
I can promise you that I will be
available to listen to your
concerns. I can promise you that I


will be there if you need to discuss
issues involving our district. I can
promise you that I will proudly and
honorably represent you, the
people .of Taylor County, district 3.
And, I can promise you that I will
be a voice for you in local
government.
"I am sincerely and humbly
asking for your vote, your support,
your thoughts and ideas. I would
consider it a privilege to serve you.
Hopefully, by working together,
we can accomplish our goals for
district 3. Thank you for your time
and consideration on election day,"
Cruse concluded.


Vision 2060 highlighted


COMPARE ECONOMICALLY
Continued from page 1
of the RACEC as a whole is still
not well diversified, the- report
stated.
Rural counties also have not
achieved a level of fiscal capacity
necessary to make investments in
infrastructure and services for their
community, the report continued.
"One measure of this capacity is
per capital taxable value. Although
this measure has risen in the rural


counties as it has in the rest of the
state, it has not risen as fast, and
coming from a smaller base, it has
not generally risen enough to
offset increased costs of materials
and other resources or to offset
increased unfunded mandates and
still enable the local governments
to make substantial progress."
The report also lists a number of
achievements among member
counties, and included is Taylor
County's Vision 2060 project
completed earlier this year.


Registration books close July 28


QUALIFYING
Continued from page 1 .
Voter registration books for the
Aug. 26 primary close July 28.
"That is also the last day that
voters may change their party
affiliation prior to the primary,"


Lilliott noted. "There are a number
of ways tRis can be accomplished
without coming into the office--
just give us a call and we can mail
out a party change request or
you can go on-line
(www.taylorelections.com) and
download the form yourself."


Reading scores are up


FCAT
Continued from page 1
points above the state average.
For seventh graders,
Steinhatchee had 73 percent (a 23
percent increase over 2006-07) at
or above Level 3 in reading and
Taylor County Middle School had
76 percent (an eight percent
improvement over last year). The
state average was 65 percent..
Seventh graders at Steinhatchee
showed some of the best
improvement in the district on the
math portion, jumping 32 points to
82 percent scoring at or above
Level 3. Taylor County Middle
School also had a marked jump
with 67 percent scoring at or above
Level 3, a 19 percent increase over
last year. The state average was 61
percent.
In sixth grade, 67 percent of
students at Steinhatchee scored at
or above Level 3 in reading and 64
percent at Taylor County Middle
School. The state average was 63
percent.
Math scores for sixth graders
had significant falls at both
schools. Steinfiatchee had '25
percent at or above Level 3, falling
21 percent compared to last year.
Taylor County Middle School had
40 percent at or above Level 3 (a
14 percent drop). The state average
was 53 percent.
In elementary grades, third
grade scores were released last
month, and fourth arid fifth graders
had mixed results on the math and
reading portions.
Fifth grade at both Taylor
County Elementary School and
Steinhatchee fell below state
averages, with TCES reading
scores at 66 percent at or above
Level 3 and Steinhatchee at 50


percent at or above Level 3. The
state average was 67 percent.
In fifth grade math, TCES had
56 percent scoring at or above
Level 3 and Steinhatchee 40
percent. The state average was 61
percent.
The news was, better in fourth
grade, where TCES reading results
had 67 percent scoring at or above
'Level 3 and Steinhatchee had 82
percent. The state average was 70
.percent. In, math, scores at both
schools exceeded state average
with TCES scoring 75 percent and
Steinhatchee at 73 percent,
compared to the state average of
71 percent.
"Our students are meeting
and/or exceeding the' high
standards of FCAT and improving
every year," Director of Instruction
Wanda Kemp said. "Our teachers
are teaching the Sunshine State
Standards with rigor and relevance
enabling our students to continue
to improve individual learning
gains. In a year when
all of us have been asked to do
more with less, our teachers and
students have gone above and
beyond."
Superintendent of Schools Oscar
M. Howard Jr. said, "There were
dips in some grades statewide, like
fifth grade, and high performance
in others like third grade. We saw
some of that in our district as well.
I want to commend all our schools,
students, teachers and staff. Taylor
County's FCAT scores, especially
in the area of learning gains,
continue to improve year after
year, and that's the mark of true
student achievement and effective
instruction. Every- year the bar
goes up, and every year Taylor
County meets or exceeds that'bar
in learning gains." .... ,


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A-3Taco Times June 18, 2008


James Garrett Slaughter, Amber Lee Dice

Reception at Events

Dice, Slaughter will say

vows on September 20
Ricky and Janet Dice of.Perry announce the engagement of their
daughter, Amber Lee, to James Garrett Slaughter, the son of James and
Lisa Slaughter of Perry.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Taylor County High School who
went through the LPN program at North Florida Community College and
now works at Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
She is the granddaughter of Harvey and Jeanette Strickland, and
Kenneth and Donna Dice.
,The prospective groom also graduated from Taylor County High School
in 2004. He is now employed by the Florida Department of Corrections.
His grandparents are Hinton and Dorothy Slaughter, and the late Betty
Shaw.
A September 20, 2008, wedding is planned by the couple at 4 p.m. in
Faith Baptist Church of Perry. A reception will follow the ceremony at
Events.
Formal invitations will be issued, but all friends and relatives of the
couple are cordially invited to attend.


Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Faulkner
Vows spoken at Landing

Couple united in marriage

in Steinhatchee ceremony
Jacob and Ramona Faulkner were married May 30, 2008, in a 5 p.m.
riverside ceremony at Steinhatchee Landing.
The bride is the daughter of Susan Cote, Howard and Gwen Houck. She
is a Certified Nursing Assistant at Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
The groom is therson of Keith and Debra Faulkner. He works with
Nestle Water Company in Lee..
The Faulkners now reside in Perry.


New Arrival

Cooper Lee Wiles
Lee and Valerie (Page) Wiles of Perry announce the birth of their son,
Cooper Lee, on May 2, 2008, at 12:55 p.m. in the Women's Center of
North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville.
Maternal grandparents are Ed and Suzanne Page.
Paternal grandparents are Lynda and David McCallum, and Windell
Wiles. Paternal great grandparents are Mack and Voncile Wiles.
Cooper Lee joins a brother, Tucker, who is two and a half years old.
Molly Lynn Lachance
Michelle Allen and Nathan Lachance announce, the birth of their
daughter, Molly Lynn Lachance, on May 9, 2008, at 1:29 a.m. She was
20.5 inches long, and weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces.
Maternal grandparents are Paul and Marie Allen, and Janis and Richard
Lachance, all of Lewiston.
The baby's great grandmother is Alexiga Caron of Auburn, Maine.
She joins a big sister; Megan Allen, who is 2, and was welcomed by a
great aunt of Perry, Linda Smith.


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or near a permanent duck blind
on four lakes near Tallahassee.
The lakes are Miccosukee,
lamonia, Carr and Jackson.'
Following final review of the draft
rule at the FWC's September
meeting, the rule will take effect
prior to the fall waterfowl season.
Under the rule, no one can duck
hunt within 30 yards of- a
permanent blind. A permanent
blind is defined as anything that
provides shelter, cover or
concealment for a hunter but does
not include any rooted
vegetation. Neither does v it
include any temporary blind used
only while the hunter is present.

The FWC took action to ban
hunting from permanent blinds on
the four lakes as a result of
continuing conflicts between the
people who build them and claim


ownership on sovereign state lands
and others who use the same area.


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FWC: Enjoy fishing this summer


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Conservation Commission (FWC)
encourages families to enjoy
fishing in Florida this summer and
is working with the Recreational
Boating & Fishing Foundation
(RBFF) and 29 other states to get
the word out.
"The FWC is proud of Florida's
recreational fishing heritage and
designation as Fishing Capital of
the World," said Bob Wattendorf,
special projectsNcdoorditiator'.With ,


Florida's 7,700 public lakes and
12,000 miles of fishable rivers and
canals, and 2,276 miles of tidal
shoreline, opportunities for
families to reconnect with nature
and share quality time together on
the water are abundant.
"When you add to that the large
number of recreational sport fishes
and year-round weather conditions,
it is no wonder that Florida
attracts more anglers than
anywhere else in the country,"'


Wattendorf said.
Partners in the Take Me
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coordinated approach to remind
anglers about the pleasures of
. fishing and boating. "We
especially want to encourage
family participation as a way of
spending quality time together and
getting kids back to nature," said
Ken Haddad, executive director of
the FWC.
The EWC a-lso is conducting a


five-year freshwater fishing license
bonus program. This promotion
provides an -extra incentive to
freshwater anglers in the form of
free tackle, publications and
fishing accessories that add to the
convenience and cost savings
already associated with a five-year
license. Matched with the
priceless memories created from
family fishing experiences, the
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resist. Five-year licenses cost $79.


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A-5 TaCO Times June 18,2008


Lamont cele

Long history celebrated Sunday
Lamont Baptist Church invites friends in Perry and Taylor County to the
140th Homecoming planned for Sunday, June 22, at 11 a.m.
Special music will be provided by Karen Trammell.
Charles Johnson will deliver the morning message to be followed by
dinner in the fellowship hall.
"Come and enjoy a special day with us," said Gerald Bailey for the
church. "We are seeking new members and invite everyone to attend"
For additional information, please call Bailey at 997-2497.

Cancer presentation at Antioch
The health ministry of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church has
scheduled a cancer presentation for Thursday, June 19, at 6 p.m. Everyone
is invited to come and learn more about health issues; refreshments and
door prizes will be provided.

Who has the prettiest teacup?
Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ will host a "Prettiest
Teacup Tea Party" on Saturday, June 21, at 2 p.m. Everyone is invited.
Each teacup will be judged, with prizes awarded for the most exquisite,
most macho, most unique and additional categories.

Dual Day set at New Bethel
New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church would like to cordially invite
you to celebrate their Women's Day on Sunday, June 22, at 11 a.m. Our
guest speaker will be Evangelist Yvette Dieco. And to continue the
celebration, a Men's Day program will follow at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will
be Pastor Edwin Clemons.

Lake Bird slates gospel sing Saturday
Lake Bird Methodist Church will hold a gospel sing Saturday, June 21,
at 6:30 p.m.
Featured groups will include Last Call and the Blanton Family.
Refreshments will be served after the sing; everyone is invited.


Obituaries
Barbara Jean Tate
Barbara Jean Tate, 54, died June
16, 2008, at Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital.
Born in St. Petersburg, she
moved here from Vidalia, Ga., and
had lived in Perry for the past 27
years. She worked at Martin
Electronics for 14 years, attaining
the rank of supervisor.
Survivors include: her husband
of 37 years, Bill Tate of Perry; two
- sons, Brian Tajt. and Beaii Tate_..
both of Perry; a daughter, Brandie
Sparks of Perry; two brothers, Bob
Cox of Dunedin and Larry Cox o;
Dowling Park; five grandchildren.
and a host of nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather a-
Bill Tate's home for a celebration
of life service on Saturday, June
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brates 140th Homecoming

New Home continues V.B.S. participate in Vacation Bible School as DinoDetectives "dig for God's
N, Vacation Bible School continues at New Home Baptist Church with Sessions continue through Friday, June 20, from 6-8:30 p.m. with
classes from 6 until 8:30 p.m. through Friday for students four years supper served at 5:30 p.m. Transportation for kids age 6 and older is
through sixth grade. For additional information, please contact the church available.
at 584-7441. Please call the church at 584-2980 for information.


V.B.S. underway at Faith Baptist
'Children 2-12 have been gathering at Faith Baptist Church this week to


Men's Day

celebrated

at Antioch

By B.D.WILLIAMS
An enjoyable, spirit-filled Men's
Day was held Sunday at Antioch
Missionary Baptist Church.
Attendance was very good. Out-
of-towners were home celebrating
Father's Day.
"Children obey and love your
fathers. You. are blessed to have
one."
Let us continue to visit and pray
for the sick in homes, hospitals
and in nursing homes. Pray for the
armed forces near and far. Pray for
boys and girls, and ask God to lead
and guide them and help them to
be obedient.


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to grow.


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THANK YOU
We, the family of Mitchell Adam Cruce, would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who shared our grief and
mourned with us, the loss of our precious baby boy.
On Sunday, May 4, God called'Mitchell home and the outpouring of love and support we've since received, has been just-tremendous. So many
of you have asked how we are, and we'd like in some way to share that with.you. Our life is changed without our little Mitchell, and the grief that we
experience daily is so very deep. Our faith is a sure strength, but we miss him terribly, because we loved him so much. What a privilege it was to have
him in our lives for those all too brief fourteen and one half months.
If we could have'our way, we'd love.to have our baby boy back. And yet, as Christians, we cannot stop at grief and mourning as though that were
the end of the story. Our loss was Mitchell's gain. For we know that he is alive in Christ and perfectly happy. Whatever Mitchell could have become;
would pale tremendously to what he is now: perfectly whole, beholding the face of his Father. We have confident hope that Mitchell is in heaven and our
hearts rejoice that he is with God. We have seen God's glory in the midst of this tragedy: We know that God is in control of all things. He sees the end
from the beginning and charts the course that leads us. His purposes are share, His
will absolute, His foreknowledge supreme. Before the foundation of the world His
plan was made, and no unexpected accident has ever taken Him by surprise. His
hand--His loving and almighty hand--was in control of the circumstances that day
and although His ways are not our ways, we can trust Him and lean on Him for
comfort, for He will uphold us. He has shown us He is the God of all comfort and
OltHis grace is sufficient. Finally, if the grief has been overwhelming, so too, have
been the love and prayers, the acts of kindness and thoughtfulness that we've
experienced from this community. Thank you for being there for us, for loving and
comforting us. The list is too numerous to acknowledge everyone individually, but
we remember and we thank you all. Please continue to pray for us, that God's
grace will bear us up and we will be able to embrace this cross each day. As we go
forward, which we must, may we treasure the memories that we have of Mitchell
Adam and may his death change our lives and make us realize how necessary it
is to live for Jesus Christ each day. Again, thank you.
Love'in Christ, Tony & Becky Cruce & all our family 2 Corinthians 1:3-4. "


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-I In LovingMemory of S
Charles Gent
MY DAD
You touched our lives in so many ways,
With the things you do and say,
Each and every day.
You taught us wrong from right,
To fight the good fight,
And in life to take delight.
When things in my life seemed to go
wrong,
You would come along.
Told-me to hold my chin high,
That things would be fine.
Whenthings were rough,
You told me to get tough.
But to always have compassion.
And to live life witn a passion.
I will not say good-bye,
Just because you have died.
I will say that I am going miss you,
I am sure that you knew.
Life goes on.
Even t #u are gone.
It's never going to be the same,
It is a rearshame
You taught me to live like there is no
tomorrow,
And to not wallow in sorrow.
To enjoy ire time we have now
Forev 'r lot in, you,
T'ur 1i ife-Burbara Gent
SChildren-Latedra Gent,
Stephen Gent, Octivia Gent
Yoir sister. brother, nieces;
p ncphe it and cousin


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Obituaries


(Continued from page 5)
21. at I p.m. Memorial services
will be held ait a later date.
Joe, P. Burn s Funeral Home is in
charge ol arrangements.


grandchildren; and six great
grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at a
later date.
Beggs Funeral Home is in
charge of the arrangements.


of Phenix City, Ala.; seven
grandchildren; and a host of nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held
Thursday, June 19, at 11 a.m. at
Lakeside Baptist Church with
interment following at Woodlawn
CfLii .


John Herbert Osborn Murray A. Callaway Fm me m r.
Family members will receive
John Herbert Osborn, 68, died Murray A. Callaway, 84, died friends today, June 18, at Beggs
June 12. 2008. in Perry. June 15, 2008, in Tallahassee. Funeral Home, which is in charge
Mr. Osborn was a native of Mr. Callaway was a native of of arrangements.
Columbus. Ohio. and the son of Jackson County and had lived most
the late Richard and Nina Osborn. of his life in Perry. He was.a power Robert James Newsom
He served in the United States house evaporator operator with Robert James Newsom
Army during the Korean conflict. Buckeye and retired after 31 years. Robert James Newsom, 46, died
He was heavy equipment operator He was the son of the late William June 13, 2008, at his residence.
in Hillsborough County and retired Callaway and Cora Lee Williford. Born in Odessa, Texas, and
after 28 years. A Baptist, he had Mr. Callaway served in the United coming here from Tucson, Ariz.,
been living and spending his time States Army and was a member of he had lived in Perry for the past
in Tampa and Perry over the past Lakeside Baptist Church. nine years. He worked as a
10 ears. Survivors include: two sons, mechanic.
Survivors include: three sons, Murray Callaway of Stillwater, Survivors include: his adoptive
Dennis Osborn of Kathlenn, Maine, and Clay Callaway of father and mother, R.M. and Rose
DouIlas. and Darryl Osborn, both Perry; two daughters, Nancy Bird Healan of Shady Grove.
of Tampa: one daughter, Deborah of Quincy and Bobbie Gunter of Graveside services will be held
Canalejo of Tampa; one brother, Crawfordville; one brother, Thursday, June 19, at. 11 a.m. at
Carol Robert Osborn of Lancaster, Marvin Callaway of Dothan; Ala.; Fellowship Cemetery.
Ohio one sister, Janet Grubb of two sisters, Christine Collins of Joe P. Burns Funeral Home is in
Columbus. Ga., eight Columbus, Ga., and Lois Watford charge of arrangements.

Steinhatchee ready to celebrate 4th


The community is invited to join
in the fun at the Steinhatchee
Park and Community Center for
the annual Fourth. of -July
Celebration sponsored by the
Steinhatchee Community Projects


Board, Inc.
Festivities will begin at 6 p:m.
with music, food, red, white and
blue banana splits, games for the
kids and a good time for all.
Fireworks will light up the river at


dusk.
Residents are reminded that the
Steinhatchee Bridge. will be
closed directly before,.during and a
short time after the fireworks
display.


V.B.S.


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Coming soon...
An old-fashioned Vacation Bible School, outside
and under the trees, will be held at.the historic Oakland
Baptist Church June 23-27 with classes from 9-11
a.m. (for pre-K through adult). Transportation will be
provided; please call 584-4979.

Bible study, crafts offered
"FriendshipTrek" has been chosen as, the


s continue

theme for the combined Vacation Bible School
for four area churches July 14-17 from 5:30-8:00
p.m.
Friends from First Presbyterian, First Methodist, St.
James Episcopal and Catholic Church of the
Immaculate Conception will come together for Bible
stories, crafts, games and fellowship "to build a
more powerful relationship with their Forever--
Friend, Jesus Christ."
All children, ages 4 years to 12 years, are invited to
attend. i
The event will be held at the. Catholic Church this :
year with Anne Seasock as director.


Cards of Thanks


LaValfe
The family of Jimmy LaValle
would like to express our sincere
thanks and overwhelming
gratitude for the many acts of
kindness displayed during our
recent time of sorrow. We wish to
extend enormous thanks to the Big
Bend Hospice for the loving care
shown to our family and for
sharing information that became
very helpful to us during Jimmy's
illness. The beautiful cards and
phone calls we received expressed
many consoling words that
continue to let us know that we are
not going through this difficult
time alone. The many donations,


personal visits, gifts of flowers and
food have been truly uplifting to
us.
We wish to express a special;
thanks to the Northside Church of
God and Athena Baptist Church
for preparing delicious meals for
our entire family on the day of
Jimmy's service. To our many
friends who were involved in the,
funeral service, we were deeply
touched by the loving way that
each part was carried out with
tremendous respect and
admiration. Your contributions will
always remain in our hearts. We
would like to thank Burns Funeral
Home for the caring way that you
supported our family. Thank you


Keith Walker for the special DVD
presentation that was a beautiful
tribute, to Jimmy's life. We also -
want to thank the Florida Division
of Forestry, the Perry Elks Lodge 3
#1851, Tayloi ,County Fire and
Rescue, the Taylor Communities
Volunteer Fire Department, our-
local law enforcement, and other -
local community agencies for their "
many contributions during the-
service.
It is our privilege to live in such
a loving and supportive
community and we will be richly -
blessed-to have these memories :
live in,our hearts forever.
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Group picture of Science Adventures Camp participants swimming at Maclay Gardens



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Free legal services offered


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swing! Day camps are a great
resource for youth to utilize during
the lazy days of their summer
vacation. Each year more than 500
youth, ages five to 18, participate
in 4-H camps in Taylor County.
Each week camp activities are
centered around a theme, from
water to science to Florida History.
4- H camps help youth to begin


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to realize their full potential in
many different life skill areas.
Although campers lean traditional
camp activities like fishing and
environmental education, the most
important things that children learn
at 4-H camp is how to become
independent 'and how to develop
positive relationships with others.
Teen counselors are also utilized
during the camps to help assist
with camp activities while
*allowing them to get hands-on


leadership experience.
Participatingoin camp is a great
experience for youth because it
makes them focus on who they are
away from their comfort zone. The
experience often provides them
with valuable skills and knowledge
that helps them grow immensely in.
just a few short days.
For more information on 4-H
camps contact the 4-H office at
838-3508, or e-mail
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'Bridge dog'needs your help


Editor's Note: In the following story,
Steinhatchee columnist Susan Curtis
lends her voice to that of a homeless
dog which has been "adopted" by the
community.
Hi, my name is "Jena Bridge
Dog."
My owner must not have
thought I was worth keeping and
left me in the woods around 2006.
I had a collar; but when my owner
was asked about it, he said
someone must have put "his"
collar on me because "he" didn't
own me. Of course when I saw his
truck, I always ran right over to it
and circled it; but he just went right
by.
Lots of people tried to catch me;
but I was pretty quick and they
couldn't get near. So many of them
really got to know me that they
would bring food for me and after
awhile I would recognize the
friendly cars and trucks and enjoy
the meals thatwere offered me.


They gave me a lot of great
names:
Harper--because it's strong and
rich--not like a throwaway.
Sunny--because I am really a
happy fella.
Scooter--because I do scoot
when chased.
Track Star--because I can run at
least 24 mph.
And of course "Bridge" because
that's where I've been living for the
past two years.


Abandoned by his owner two years'
ago, the Jena Bridge Dog is looking for
a new home.


El,


AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at AMVETS
Post #20 building (2499 Wood. Cree
Road).
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays, noon,
Joyce's Main Street Cafe.
MainStreet Perry: first Thursday of each
month, noon, Heavenly Floors.
NAACP: first Sunday, 5 p.m., at Jerkins
Community Center.
Optimist Club: Thurs., noon at Joyce's
Main Street Cafe.
Perry Garden Club: .third Wednesday,
10 am.
Perry Elks Lodge: second, third and
fourth Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Perry Lodge 123, F&AM: first and third
Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187: first and third Wed.,
7 p.m., Masonic Hall.
Perry Lions Club: first and third Thurs.,
noon, at Golden Corral Restaurant.
Perry Masonic Lodge 123: meets first
and third Monday nights, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Shrine Club: fourth Thurs.,
7 p.m. (club house on Courtney Road).
Perry Woman's Club: second Wed.,
noon (Sept. to May; subject to change).
Rotary Club: Tues., noon at Rosehead
Junction
Taylor County Leadership Council:


second and fourth Friday, 7 p.m., Jerkins
Community Center.
Vogue XIII: first Mon., 7:30 p.m. Call 584-
2404.


, Airport Advisory Committee: fourth
.Wednesday, 12 noon, Perry-Foley Airport.
Chamber of Commerce: second Thurs.,
8 a.m., chamber board room.
City Council: second and fourth Tues., at
6:30 p.m.
County Commission' first Mon. and third
Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse annex.
Juvenile Justice Council: third Thurs., 9
a.m., at Juvenile Justice Office, 1719 South
Jefferson Street.
Planning Board: first Thurs., 6 p.m.
Courthouse annex (old post office).
Social Security: representatives, second
Tues., 8:30 a.m. to noon, courthouse annex.
Taylor County Construction License
Board Meeting: third Fri., 2 p.m.,
courthouse annex.
Taylor County Development Authority:
second Mon., noon, at Capital City Bank.
Taylor County School Board: first and
third Tues., 7 p.m.
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer: fourth
Tuesday at 18820 Beach Road, 5:30 p.m.
Taylor Soil & Water Conservation
District Board: fourth Monday, 3 p.m.,


Hampton Inn (conference room). Call
584-4329 for information.
Tourism Development Council: second
Wed., 5 p.m., Chamber of Commerce.


Big Bend Republican Women's
Network: second Monday at 5:30 p.m., 502
W. Green St. E-mailO bbrwn@fairpoint.net.
Business Network International (B.N.I):
every Tuesday, 7:30-9 a.m., Hampton Inn.
Visitors welcome.
Diabetes classes every Tuesday, 2 p:m.,
Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter: second Monday,
7 p.m., Jerkins Community Center.
Florida Forest Festival Board of
Directors: first Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.,
Chamber of Commerce. Call 584-TREE
(8733).
Girl Scouts Service Unit: first Tuesday,
7 p.m., Scout Hut.
Historical Society: open Thursday
afternoons, 1-5 p.m.
Home Educators League of Perry
(HELP): no meetings during the summer.
Call 838-3508 or 584-6866..
La Leche League International: second
Wed., 10:30 a.m., Taylor County Public
Library.
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first and third
Friday. Call 584-3826.


Muskogee Creek Indian Nation: second
and fourth Sat.; 7 p.m. Tribal grounds, Lyman
Hendry Road.
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe: first,
Saturday, Oak Hill Village on Woods Creek
Road.
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Pine Drummers): holds open
monthly meeting on first Thursday, Golden
Corral, 7 p.m. Call 584-9185.
Order of Confederate Rose Chapter 8:
meets every fourth Thursday. For
information, please call 838-2045.
. Republican Party of Taylor County:
second Thursday of every month, 5:30 p.m.,
at Rosehead Junction.
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association: second Tuesday, 6 p.m., at the,
district building on Beach Road.
Taylor County Democratic Party: every
Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce.
Taylor Adult Program (TAP): Thursdays,
10 a.m., 502 N. Center Street. 223-0393.
Taylor County Amateur Radio Club:
first Monday, 7 p.m., Division of Forestry
office, 618 Plantation Road.
Taylor County Habitat for Humanity,
Inc.: board meeting, second Thursday,
5:30 p.m., Room 208,'Capital City Bank.
Taylor County Historical Society: third
Mon., 7 p.m. Historical Society building.
Society's museum is open every Thursday,


1-5 p.m.
Taylor County Horseman's Association
Horse Show: second Sat., 10 a.m. Arena
located on Bishop Blvd.
Taylor County Quilters: Tuesdays,
10 a.m. to noon, Taylor County Public Library.
Taylor County Reef & Research Team:
second Thurs., 7 p.m., Forest Capital
Hall.
Taylor County Senior Center: Executive
Board of Directors meeting, every third
Thursday.
.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Monday, 8 p.m.
and Thursday, 8 p.m. at the Serenity House,
1824 N. Jefferson Street. Call 672-1263 for
more information.
Alzheimer's Support Group for
Caregivers: every second Tuesday, at
7 p.m., First United Methodist Church.
Big Bend Hospice Advisory Council:
fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m., Big Bend Hospice
office (107 East Green St.).
Celebrate Recovery: a. non-
. denominational, Christ-centered recovery
ministry meets Thursdays at 6 p.m., in the
First Baptist Church Youth Center (old
Citizens Bank building on the corner of
Orange and Green streets).
Healthy Start Coalition: fourth Mon.,
9 a.m., Taylor County School District


It's hard to live like this. A
vehicle hit me once and broke my
hind leg. A coon, or maybe another
dog, took a bite out of my ear. A
rattler got me and made my head
swell almost double. Plus I was
always. being bitten by fleas, ticks
and mosquitoes as'well as getting a
lot of worms, scrapes and cuts.
I didn't like anyone to touch me;
'but a kind lady helped me after my
snakebite and I began sleeping
over at her house. I finally let her
pet me after five months but I am
still a free spirit.
Last week a PAWS member
stopped to feed "Harper," her name
for me, and I went over and lay my
head on her knee. I just knew she
would rescue me. And she did.
Four different cars stopped to see if
I had. been hit by a car because my
rescuer was carrying me. You see
almost everybody knows me by
,*', Please see page 6


AMET


Administrative Office Complex.
Narcotics Anonymous: Sunday, 7 p.m.;
Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m.; and
Saturday, noon, at St. James Episcopal
Church, 1100 W. Green St. (library).
Call 223-2785 for more information.
Perry Winners Group of Alcoholics
Anonymous: Tuesday, 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.;
and Saturday, 8 p.m. Heritage House,
317 N. Orange Street.
The Way: (faith-based 12-step group for
addicts and alcoholics) Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.,
and Friday, 7 p.m. All meetings, are held at
the Serenity House, 1824 N. Jefferson St.
Call 672-0626 for more information.


AMVETS Post 20 and AMVETS Ladies
Auxiliary: third Tuesday, 7 p.m., at 2499
Woods Creek Road.
American Legion Post #291: second
Saturday, 10 a.m.
American Legion Post #96: first Tues.,
7 p.m., American Legion Hall, Center St.
Sons of Confederate Veterans: fourth
Thursday at 1159 Roberts Aman Road,
7 p.m. For information, call 584-5346:
VFW Post #9225: second Tues., 7 p.m.
(American Legion building).
To add your organization to the
community calendar, please e-mail:
newsdesk@perrynewspapers.com.












Editorial


B-2 Taco Times
June 18, 2008


Come on governor: we


need some good news


In 1987 a large group of state
-officials--both elected and appointed
--came to Taylor County to tell us
"the good news:" the state of Florida now
owns 85 percent of the Taylor County coast
and locals have nothing to fear.
In addition to allowing the
traditional practices of hunting and
fishing on the now public lands,
locals could also expect an economic
boom from eco-tourism, they said.
People will flock to our area to fish,
scallop, bird watch, etc., the state
government officials told us.
Just prior to the sale's
`.consummation, our county
commission, as well as a large
number of Taylor Coupty residents,
seemed to be in opposition to it.
Their concerns inclu ed the loss of
the tax base, both present and
future. The main question was, "Are
we willing to give up the development
rights of nearly our entire coast
forever?"
Being a rural and relatively poor
..county, that was a lot to ask. But
-wvith the government's assurances
E1that we could continue to utilize the
,Iand for hunting and fishing, that we
:-could expect job creation from the
eco-tourism boom and that we would
not be "over-regulated" on developing
the few remaining private coastal
acres, the county commission and
the people acquiesced; then the
governor and cabinet approved the
purchase. It was unlikely the cabinet
would have gone through with the
purchase had the strong local
opposition continued.
The purchase was hailed by
government officials and
environmental groups alike as the


greatest public land acquisition ever.
Now let's fast-forward 20 years.
Just last week Suwannee River Water
Management District Board member
Don Curtis told a similar story
during the board's permit hearing for
Dr. J. Crayton Pruitt's planned
development near Dekle Beach
In 1985 Curtis was a forester with
Procter & Gamble involved in the
transfer of several large tracts of land
to the state to be preserved forever.
P&G's vast coastal tracts were
being sought by private developers
but the company decided to transfer
them into state hands to
permanently preserve them in their
natural state.
Now, state officials and
environmental groups are saying
development along the Taylor County
coast should be minimized due to its
proximity to these unspoiled public
lands.
That position has confounded
Curtis.
"We never imagined that our act of
conservation would be used to
restrict the rights of other private
landowners," Curtis said at last
week's hearing.
While the Water Management
District approved Dr. Pruitt's permit
last week, several major hurdles
must still be cleared before
construction gets underway, and
those hurdles lie with Gov. Charlie
Crist's administration.
What a difference 20 years makes.
We were originally told "not to fear"
because the state of Florida was on
our side.
Now it is that very government that
we fear the most.


Letters to the Editor


Coach highlights TCHS athletics


Dear Editor:
-..The past school year I returned
"' Taylor County High School after
. man\ years of retirement. Principal
.Mike Thompson asked me to do
: substitute teaching in the P.E.
Department. The experience is one
--.that will not soon be forgotten. It
felt good to be called Coach Wood
: since again.
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. department at Taylor County High
School is in great shape. During
my coaching time with Coach
Burgess, Coach Holt and Coach
Barr, the athletes were dedicated,
hard working, young people. The
same is true today with our current
students.,
The football program is turning
the corner in the rebuilding
process. This year the program


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, June 18, 2008


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produced one signee to ,play
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three years the program saw four
students sign to play on the next
level.
Boys soccer compiled a 19-7
record, winning the district
championship. They advanced to
the second round of the playoffs.
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Officer


target of


criticism
Dear Editor:
This is not to all of our law
enforcement officers. This
complaint is to a specific officer,
new to the force. To those of you
officers who do your job with
respect and concern, we thank you.
I This particular officer stormed
up in our yard, jumped up in my
face and tried his best to make me
give him a reason to take me to
jail. He accused me of assaulting a
county worker. That was not
anywhere near the truth.
You pointed your finger in my
wife's face and told her to shut up,
that this was not her business. You
again were wrong. You only
.thought you were in the right. You,
treated us like we had committed a
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Letters to the Editor


Stolen flags are 'symbols you cannot diminish'
Dear Editor: father's flag raised at Veterans occasion, and we will never forget diminish by stealing them. Like the out. I would hate to think that there bless the people who worked so
On behalf of myself and my Memorial Park on Memorial Day. it. I would especially like to Grinch who tried to steal are adults in our community who hard to build Veterans Memorial
entire family, I want to express our It was a very meaningful occasion express our gratitude to Ed and Christmas and found that stealing are either too ignorant to Park, a magnificent tribute to our
gratitude to the local AMVETS for for me as well as my entire family, Jamie Sheffield and Al Grubbs. gifts didn't keep Christmas from understand or too ungrateful to veterans and something of which
the nnoortunitv to have my late all of whom were there for the And, to the person or persons coming, you'll find that stealing respect what those flags represent. our community can be very proud.


COACH
Continued from page 2
The girls soccer team became
district champs and advanced to
the second round of the playoffs.
The girls soccer team produced
one college signee.
The boys basketball team
produced a winning record,
finishing second in the district.
The girls basketball team became
district runners-up, having
advanced to the first round of the
district playoffs.
The varsity baseball team
finished with a 15-10 record. The
team tied for first place in the
district playoffs.
The junior varsity baseball team
had a 12-2 record. Many future
varsity players are going to
continue this winning tradition.
Our weight lifting team finished
4-1. One team member placed


seventh in the state.
Both the tennis and golf teams
were strong this year featuring
three regional qualifiers.
The girls softball team finished
with a great winning record. They
defeated their biggest rivals this
season (Madison and Florida
High). Three of the young
ladies signed college scholarship
offers.
These teams had a wonderful
season. Congratulations are in
order for every last one of these
students.
But, to this "old coach," their
greatest achievement was their
active participation in the
"Fellowship of Christian Athletes"
program at TCHS. The first week
back in the gym I was invited to
church four times.
God bless all the students,
Bob Wood,
retired teacher


who stole my dad's flag, as well as
the state flag and the POW-MIA
flag that was presented on
Memorial Day by former POW Ed
Sheffield, I'd just like to say, "I
can't imagine what you hoped to
accomplish. None of the flags you
stole has any significant monetary
value. They are symbols of
something that you could never

'You have n


those flags will in no way diminish
the spirit, love, pride, sacrifice and
patriotism those flags represented."
I was very hurt and angry when I
first heard that the flags had been
stolen, but I soon realized that the
perpetrators were most likely
children too young to understand
what they were doing. If that is not
the case, I pray that I never find

o respect for


the citizens of this town'


OFFICER
Continued from page 2
murder and we were wanted with a
big ransom on our heads.
Barney Fife would have done a
better job at what you were doing.
You acted like a child that put 50
cents into a bubble gum machine
and won a badge and furthermore
you do not know to talk to people
or treat them. You surely have no
respect for the citizens of this town
who pay you to uphold the law.


You are rude and we are ashamed
of your behavior.
If you would have taken a
minute to ask us what's going on
and listen to what we were trying
to explain to you, things would not
have come to this point.
, The cops in town listen to both
sides of every story. Maybe the
chief will assign you a buddy to-
show you how an honest cop acts
and maybe you will. get the respect
the other officers get in this town.
Chris'and Cheryl Weaver


God bless America, and God

Clowns regret
Dear Editor:
To all of the wonderful people at
the Taylor County Public Library,
please accept this apology for our
lack of arrival for the performance
that was scheduled at your
library.
We were hired to provide for
.you our amazing balloon artist,
Tigerman, BJ the clan for
storytelling, Ceil the mime for face
painting and Spider-Man for


Patricia O. Paddy Pillow

missing kick-off
photos.
The oversight was completely
my responsibility and we would
like to for everyone to allow us the
opportunity to make it up to you at
the date of your choosing.
Once again, many apologies and
heartfelt regrets for not having
been able to attend this special
event for your community.
Mimi Shaw,
President, Klown Kapers


Library thanks community


Dear Editor:
The Taylor County Public
Library staff would like to thank
everyone for coming out and
showing their support for the
Summer Reading Program Kick-
off. We apologize for the last
minute change in programming
and thank everyone for their
understanding.


We are re-scheduling the Klown
Kapers performance and they will
be at the library later in the
summer. Again we thank everyone
for their support and
understanding and we look
forward to a fun-filled summer.
We will see you at the library.
The staff of the Taylor County
Public Library


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Women's & children's clothes, misc.
dahes, Singer sewing machine with cord,
Sm. -desk, toys, misc. new items, old
' tols.
6/13
Huge Moving Yard Sale 9771 Puckett Rd.
Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. until.
,6/18
Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Five
, miles past Winn-Dixie, 6475 Puckett Rd.
Army and hunting gear, baby clothes,
* household and misc. items.
6/18-6/20
Big Yard Sale we had such a turn out last
week at the yard sale we thought we would
invite everyone to another one at the old
Sloans Auction barn at 1557 Carlton
Cemetery Rd. from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on
Friday and Saturday. so come on out and
enjoy the company stuff is going cheap we
will have furniture tools lawn equip. and
about everything
6/18-6/20


1 bd/1 bath All utilities included except
cable. quite neighborhood. with carport.
850-371-1414 or 386-209-3968.
6/13-7/9

OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE
205 S. Washington St. 760 sq. ft.
115 -A Drew Street 1160 sq. ft.
Central heat and air, H/C Restroom. Call
850971-2811 or 850-838-5660.
5/30tfHR


Town & Country Mobile Home Park has 1
& 2 BR units for rent starting at $375. All
units require a $400 security deposit and,
an application. Call 584-3095 from 7 a.m.
to 1 p.m. for more informatan. No children,
No pets, No washers.
6/13-6/25


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584-6666
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Old Fireplace Brick ?iE, ,
Gold (scrap) Diamonds ~ Old Comic Books.
Coins (silver) & Paper Money ~ Taylor County Memorabilia

Used Furniture
Bedroom Dining Room Living Room Bedding -


183. Man S UH0 6 eryF32


Three New Low Boy Waters never used. 2-
30 gal @$150 each and 1-40 gal @ $175;
Solid H.D. Dining table and chairs $75; 1
glass top table made from old door $125.
,Twordog.crates med. size $25 each. Call
584-4879.
6/18-6/27
New 65" Toshiba 1080 p HD TV. $1,499.
Delivery and setup. 850-672-0850 or 850-
223-1539.
6/18-6/11
Semi-Elect. Hospital Bed with trapeze bar.
Cost $1850. Sell $800 (850)584-6526 or
838-7327.
6/11-6/27

For Sale: power chair Jazzy 1103 Ultra
with numerous accessories. Candy A ple
Red. 3 yrs. old but never used. Cost
$7,074. Sell $2,500. 850-584-6526 or 838-
7327.
6/11-6/27
Semi-Elect. Hospital Bed with trapeze bar.
Cost $1850. Sell $500 (850)584-6526 or
838-7327.
6/11-6/27
Tanning bed for sale good condition.
,$1,000. O.B.O. 850-371-2321.
6/11-6/27.


WOQDRIDGE APARTMENTS
Immediate openings for 1 BR HC and Non-
HC accessible apartments HUD vouchers
considered Equal Housing Opportunity.
Office hours are 8:00 5:00, Mon. Thurs.
Call 850-584-5668. 709 W. Church St.,
Perry, FL 32348. TDD 711 ,
6/11tfWA
Keaton Beach area 2 bd./2 bath house for
rent. Adults only. $650 mth includes
utilities, deposit req'd. Available NOW.
(850)578-2356 please leave message.
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3 bd house, 5 miles on 98 West. $600
month. 1st, last and deposit. No pets.
2. bed Mobile Homes located in park,
prices starting at $450, 1st, last and
deposit. No pets. Call 223-3227 and leave
message for appointment.
5/30LK
SOUTHERN VILLA OF PERRY
2BR apartments currently available! HUD
vouchers accepted. Office hours are 8:00
to 5:00 Mon.-Thurs. Call 850-584-8111.
TDD/TTY 711. 315 Puckett Rd., Perry, FL
32347. Equal Housing Opportunity.
5/30tfSV
Commercial Building for Lease Down
town building 'Brand new. 10 office's
including receptionist area and waiting
area. All internet and phone equip,
handicap accessible bathroom. Must see,
Call Select Group Realty at 954-647-5057.
7/12tfnSGR
Room mate/ Home to share w/quiet 47 yr.
old male. Must love pets. Bedroom and
semi-private bath. Private phone, cable,
internet & utilities included. No drinkers or
druggies. $500 First + security deposit +
background check. (850) 665-2068.
6/18-6/20
2 bd/1 bath single wide mobile home.
Water and sewer included. $500 per
month. 850-223-1020.
6/18-6/20
RV Lots for rent. Full hook-up only. Water
and sewer included. $175 per month. 223-
1020.
6/18-6/20
Taking applications for Rentals 2BR/2B
Mobile Homes set up in Everetts Mobile
Home Park. One rental $400 and one
*rental $480. Both require $300 deposit and
1 months rent water, sewer and garbage
included. No phone calls absolutely -
Apply in person only. Monday through
Wednesday 9 a.m. 5 p.m. References
required. Ask for Ms. Betty.
6/18tfEMP
House for Rent
'2BR/1 B brick home, new bath, large
master BR, kitchen equipped (range,
refrigerator, dishwasher), utility room,
central heat and air, car port, and lots of
closet and storage space, including
detached shed. Fenced back yard.
Across street from high school. $600/mo.
plus $600 deposit. Call 850 877-3586.
6/18-7/4


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Westgate Motel Rooms available for Rent.
Refrigerator, microwave, TV w/cable,
AC/Heater. Everything included. $165
weekly or $40 daily tax inciuded.(RV sites
also available.) 1627 S. 'Byron Butler
Pkwy. 850-584-5235.
11/14tfLS
Newly remodeled office Suites available
for lease, electric, water, gas and trash
removal included, only $260 monthly. First
Floor store fronts from $350. Call Select
Group Realty @ 954-647-5057.
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Rooms available at Skylark Motel.
everything included from Monthly $550;
required $45 deposit, $165 weekly or-40
daily tax included. 317 N. Byron Buderi
Pkwy. 850-584-7033.
11/14tfLS

For Rent at Keaton Beach 3 bd./2 bath.
S.W. $500 per month plus deposit. 850-
371-1493.
6/11-6/20




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shots. Black & tan, sable, red. $250. Call
584-4455.
6/13-6/18


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Land for sale, 221 North Between Shiloh
Church Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd. 1, acre
lots with paved roads. Owner financing
available. Please call (386) 658-1346 or
(850) 584-7466.
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House for Sale 3/2 Central Heat/AC 1383
sq. ft. back porch, covered open porch
very clean 1.3 ac. $85,000. Call 843-1150.
5/23-6/20
3/2 Brick on 2 acres, 15'x25' family Rm.
w/fireplace, formal L/R, 17x24 screened in
back porch. Reduced to $165,000 (850)
584-6256 or 838-7327
6/11-6/27
2 lots near Suwannee River sold as one
parcel. Walking distance to river view, 10
minute drive to boat ramp. Primitive site
$7K (850)665-2068.
6/18-6/20


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For Sale pure bred, Chihuahua puppies. .
Mother and Father on premises, du-claws,'We are out of use
worming and 1st shots included. $200 We Love Trade-in's...We are out of usE
ormeach. 584-5414. Readyto goJune 13 homes once again...bring this ad alo
each 56/6-6/18 with your title to receive top dollar on yo
6/6-6/18 trade. Call 838-9090.
Small Yorkie puppies ready July 15. Little 6/4tflH
dolls, AKC registered, health certificates.
Adult weights 3.5 to 5.5 pounds. Booking Affordable New Homes...2 BR starting
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Mini pig, kept as outdoor pet $40 you haul. Allows MH's. Gorgeous horses across
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hand fed $20, you must provide cage. 6/11tflH
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Female Cocker Spaniel call 223-3448. money down -for Land Owners. Ca
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Stray Dog expecting puppies. Needs
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day to submit applications will be July 11,
2008.
If you have questions or want more details
concerning this position call Dan
McDonald (x104) or David Nicholson
. (x101) at 850-838-9027.
FWC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
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accommodation to participate in the
application/selection process, please
contact the hiring authority,
Certain veterans and spouses of veterans
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state as provided by Chapter 295, Florida
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J&J Equipment of Perry is seeking
dependable construction workers. High
School Diploma or GED, clean Florida
driving record and drug testing required.
Call between 3 5 p.m. Monday Friday.
850-584-6555.
6/11tfJJ

TAYLOR COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Call in Roll Off Site Attendant $6.88' hr.
HEOI (Truck Driver) $9.31 hr,
Job descriptions and applications can be
obtained from www.taylorcontygov.com or
One Stop Mobile Unit located in the Kmart
Parking Lot on Wednesdays 9 a.m. 6
p.m. or at 502 N. Center Street Perry, FL
on Tuesday and Thursdays from 8 a.m. -
2 p.m. Positions are open until filled.
Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners is an EOE, VP, DT,
background check employer.
6/4tfBCC:
Experienced A/C & Refrigeration Service
Techs with valid driver's license. Apply in
person at Advanced Refrigeration 520 W.
Hampton Springs Ave.
6/13tfAR

Data Entry Operator preferred experience .
in all Microsoft programs. 20 hr's. per
week. $7.15 per hour. Call 584-4924 or
submit application to: Taylor Senior
Citizens Center; Attn.: Lorien Stewart; 800
West Ash St. Perry, Fl 32347.
6/13tf TSCC
CLERK NEEDED: Sea Hag Marina in
Steinhatchee is seeking to hire a self- '
motivated individual with a passion for
people. Must posses excellent phone
skills, be able to multi-task and be willing
to submit to drug testing as well as work .
weekends. Apply in person at 322
Riverside Drive.
4/23tfSHM -.
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation
Commission, Fish & Wildlife Technician
pending vacancy for Big Bend WMA has
been posted within People First. For more
details or to submit an application go to
the following web link:
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Paramedic, FT & PRN
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2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature
Series, leather interior, premium sound
system. Good condition inside and out.
Well-traveled 115K miles $7500. 584-3168
leave message.

2001 Fisher Pontoon boat 20'6' all metal,
90hp Mercury Motor, Drive on all metal
Fisher Trailer, New Bimi Top, liver box,
depth -finder, radio, setup table. All in'
excellent shape $10,600 Call 850-584-
7727.
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1994 Ford E-150 Custom Van only
65,000 miles. $4,000 O.B.O. Call for
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Perry News-Herald?
Give us a ring!
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LPN
PT; Unrestricted Florida license required,
Prior home health experience a plus. Must
have a valid driver's license.
Food Service Staff
PT/FT in various settings including
summer seasonal, institutional and
cafeteria. Prior experience in institutional
or cafeteria food service a plus but not
required.
FT positions include health, dental, life,
disability, supplemental insurance; 403b
retirement account; paid time off, access
to on-site daycare and fitness facilities.
Apply in person at Personnel Office
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until
4:00 p.m. or fax resume /credentials to
(386)658-5160. EOE/ Drug-Free
Workplace/Criminal background checks
required.
6/18-6/27ACV -

Aucilla Christian Academy is currently
accepting applications for a transportation
mechanic position. Qualified applicants
must have diesel mechanic experience
knowledge of diesel engines. Also, must
be a positive, Christian role model. For
more information or to apply, please
contact the school at 997-3597.
6/18-6/20

Positions open at Dockins Broadcast
Groupl in Perry (WPRY/WSFD-TV) Part
Time or Full Time available in Advertising
sales. Also part time video editing and
.camera operations. Submit resumes to
Dockins Broadcast Group, 2001 South
Jefferson, Perry.
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Travel Tr. 1994 5th wheel King of the
Road 31' with 14' slide-out and 10'x19'
screen room. $8,500. (850)584-6526 or
838-7327.
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A to Z Farm and Lawn Service
'Land clearing, tree trimming/ removal,
dump truck service, harrowing, bush hog
mowing, rake work, dirt leveling and
complete lawn service. Call 584-6737.


2001 Honda Shadow VIX 600 17,000 JM Handyman Home Repairs, LLC
Garage kept. $2,500 Derrick Howard. Call Pressure washing, painting, concrete,
843-2486 wood decks, Ceramic tile, laminate wood
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2007 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
Of Taylor Coastal Water & Sewer District
Perry, Florida
S(850), 578-3043
This report will be mailed to customers only upon request.
It can be viewed at http://www.tcwsd.org and is also available at the District Office located at 18820 Beach Road, Perry, FL,
32348.
We're pleased to present to you this year's Annudl Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality
water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal Is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of
drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and
protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water source is groundwater from
wells. The wells produce water from the Floridan Aquifer. The water Is chlorinated for disinfection purposes.
In 2006 the Department of Environmental Protection performed a Source Water Assessment on our system and a search of
the dgta sources indicated no potential sources of contamination near our wells. The assessment results are available on the
FDEP Source Water Assessment and Protection Program website at http://www.dep.state.fl.us/swapp
We are pleased to report that our drinking water meets all federal and state requirements.
If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact our General Manager, John
Gentry, at (850) 578-3043. We encourage our valued customers to be Informed about their water utility. If you want to learn
more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 PM at the
District Building located at 18820 Beach Road, (Keaton Beach), Perry, Florida. .
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer District routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and
State laws, rules, and regulations. Except wnere indicated.otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the
period of January 1 to December 31, 2007. Data obtained before January 1, 2007, and presented in this report are.from the
most recent testing done in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations.
In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms we've
provided the following definitions:
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, If exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a
water system must follow.
Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that Is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as
close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant In drinking water below which there is no known or
expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed In drinking water. There Is convincing
evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known
or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of-the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/1) nf one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water
sample.
Ports per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (mg/1) n one part by weight of analyte to billion parts by weight of the water
sample.
Pica curie per liter (pCI/L) f measure of the radioactivity in water.



** Results in the Level Detected column for radiological contaminants, inorganic contaminants, synthetic organic contaminants including pesticides and
herbicides, and volatile organic contaminants are the highest average at any of the sampling points or the highest detected level at any sampling point,
A-Acnrng-n me .-U- f---~tY


For t -he oloin -armters monitored tinder Sta ge I D/DBP regulations, the level detected is the annual average of the quarterly averages: Chlorine
nh,- n -IQ (nwet i hia t athe individua lmlin sites


Range ofResults isu tl range of result(lowest tU llletl attheindiviualpinstes.
Cmtahaaunt and Dates of MCL Level Range of MCLG MCL or Likely Source of Containination
Unit of sampling Violation Detected Results M or M L Likely Source of Contamination
Masurement (moyr.) Y/N MRDLG
Chlorine (ppm) Monthly N 0.49 0.40-0.60 MRDLG MRDL = 4.0 Water additive used to control microbes
Halo acetic Acids
(five) (AA5) 07/2007 N 10 N/A N/A MCL =60 By-product of drinking water disinfection
(ppb)
TrHMTrrotal
tihalomethanes] 07/2007 N 26 N/A N/A MCL = 80 By-product of drinking water disinfection


No.of
S. atesof AL 90th sampling A L
Cotaminant and Unit of sampling Violation Percentile sites MCLG (Action Likely Source of Contamination
ewreaeat (moJyr.) Y/N Result exceeding Level) I
theAL
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
a (t w ar)Corrosion ofhousehold-plumbing systems; erosion
Copper(tap water) 09/2005 N 0.158 0 1.3 1.3 1 of natural deposits; leaching from wood /
(PPmn) I II/ preservatives
water)(pp) 2005 N 1 0 0 15 Coosion of household plumbing systems, erosion
Lad (tap water) (ppb) 09/2005 N 1 0 15 natural deposits

The sources of drinking water (both tap and bottled water) Include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and wells.
As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground It dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, In some
cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water Include:
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic-
systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorgalic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater
runoff, Industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff,
and residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, Including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of
Industrial processes and petroleum production, can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic
system.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring'or be the result of oil and gas production and mining
activities.
in order to ensure that tap water Is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain
contaminants In water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits
for contaminants In bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.
Drinking water, Including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some
contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily Indicate that the water poses a health risk. More
Information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection
Agencyls Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants In drinking water than the general population. Immuno-
compromised. persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ
transplants, people'with HIV/AIDS or other Immune system disorders, some elderly, and Infants can be particularly at risk from
Infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on
appropriately means to lessen the risk of Infection by Cryptosporidlum and other microbiological contaminants are available
from the Safe Drinking Water Hotllne (800-426-4791).
We at Taylor Coastal Water & Sewer District would like you to understand the efforts we make to continually Improve the
'waler treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to insuring the quality of your water. If you
t.ave any questions or concerns about the Information provided, please feel free to call us at (850) 578-3043.


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nd IBaptist Church to be granted a
rs, Variance from the minimum yard
' requirements on the property described
C.' below:
3 Legal Description: Lots Numbered
se three (3) and four (4)' In Block
of Numbered 10 in the A, B. McRae
Subdivision in the Town of Perry, Florida.
Lot #6 h Commence at the NW corner
of the SW of the NW of Section 25,
T4S, R7E and run South along the forty line
our 30 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence
ng, continue South along the forty Line 130
;es feet, thence run East, parallel with the
ive North line of said forty, 78.6 feet, thence
run North Parallel with the West line of
said forty, 130 feet, thence run,West,
S.. parallel with the North-line of said forty
78.6 feet to the Point of Beginning.
Also known as Tax parcel Numbers 25-
04-07-04349-000 and 25-04-07-04837-001
Location of Property: 606 West Bacon
Street, Perry, Florida 32348 Notice is
hereby given, pursuant to Florida
Statutes 286.0105, that any person
deciding to appeal any decision of the
Board of Adjustment with respect to any
matter considered at the meeting will
need a record of the meeting and may
need to ensure that verbatim record of
the proceedings is made; which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
ATTEST: Robert A. Brown, CityManager
6/18


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CITY OF P
6/18


APPEALS FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION AND
VARIANCE
The City of Perry Board of Adjustment
and Appeals will hold public hearings in
the City Council meeting room, Perry,
Florida on Monday, July 7, 2008 at 6:15
p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible,
to hear an appeal by Abdul Latif Meah
(represented by Mohamed Meah) to
be granted a Special Exception to
permit an automotive service station;
and a variance from the minimum front
yard requirements on the property
described below:
Legal Description: Qujndale lots 9, 10,
11 & all that portion of land bounded on
the North by Pimple Creek & on the
South by, North line of lots 9, 10 & 11 of
Block 3 according to the map of plat Zf
said subdivision on record in the office
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Taylor
County, Florida.
Also, begin at the Northwest corner of
'Lot 12, Block 3 of the Quinndale
Subdivision, as per plat recorded in Plat
Book 1, Page 55 of the Public Records
of Taylor County, Florida and run North
16 degrees 52 minutes 03 seconds
West, parallel to the.Westerly boundary
line of said Lot 12, 97,46 feet to the
center of Pimple Creek, thence run
North 60 degrees 21 minutes 56
seconds East along said .center of
creek, 133.68 feet to tlre Westerly right-
of-way line of Jefferson Street; thence
run South 16 degrees 50 minutes 38
seconds East along said right-of-way
line, 98.10 feet; thence run along said
right-of-way line North 73 degrees 09
minutes 52 seconds East, 17.50 feet;
thence run in a Southeasterly direction
along said right-of-way line, along the
arc of a 1113.42 foot radius/curve,
concaved to the,Southwest, thru a
central angle of 6 degrees 21 minutes
24 seconds and an arc distance of
123.53 feet to the intersection of the
Northerly boundary line of Lot 14, of said
Block' 3; thence run in a northwesterly
direction along said lot 14 along the arc
of a 109.13 foot radius curve,
concaved to the Southwest, thru a
.:-r.l.31 .i o,,le of 32 degrees,27 minutes
- ".3 ec.- :'and an arc distance'of
61.82 teet to the Northeasterly corner of
Lot 13 of said Block 3; thence run in a
Westerly direction along the Northerly
boundary line of said Lot 13, along the
arc of a 109.13 foot radius curve,
concaved to the South thru a central
angle of 31 degrees 53 minutes 19
seconds, and an arc distance of 60.73
feet to the Northeast corner of Lot 12 of
said Block 3; thence run along the North
boundary line of said Lot 12, along the
arc of a 663.01 foot radius curve
concaved to the South, thru a central
angle of 05 degrees 05 minutes 55
seconds and an arc distance of 59.0
feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Said .
parcel contains 0:43 acres, more or
less.
Location of Property: 1209 North
Jefferson Street, Perry, FL 32347
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to
Florida Statutes 286.0105, that any
person deciding to appeal any
decision of the Board of Adjustment with
respect to any matter considered at
the meeting will need a record of the
meeting and may need to ensure thbt


Times June 18, 200.8





record of the proceedings Is
which record includes the 9
y and .evidence upon which
al Is to be based.
obert A. Brown,
ager
PERRY


Notice of Sheriff's Sale
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a
WRIT OF EXECUTION Issued In the Circuit
Court of Taylor County, Florida, on the
10th, day of April, 2008, in the cause
wherein The City of Perry, A Florida,
Municipal Corporation, Is plaintiff, and
Georgianna Wims, Individually and as
Personal Representative of the Estate of
George Childs Ids-defendant, being
Case No. 07-155-CA in.said Court, I,
Lawrence E. Williams, as Sheriff of Taylor
County, Florida, have levied upon all the
right, title and interest of the defendant,
The Estate of George Childs, et al, In
and to the .following described real
property' lying and situate in Taylor
County, Florida, to-wit:
Lot 21, Block 8, of the A.B. Mcrag
addition
Parcel I.D. No. 25-04-04332-000 and on
the 9th day of July, 2008 at West side of
the.Taylor County Courthouse, 108 North
Jefferson St., in the City of Perry, Taylor
County, Florida, at the hour of 11:00
a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, I
wilt offer for sale all of the sold
defendant's The Estate of George
Childs, et al right, title, and Interest In
aforesaid property at public outcry and
will sell the same, subject to taxes, all
prior liens, encumbrances and
judgments, if any, to the highest and
best bidder or bidders for CASH, the
proceeds to be applied as far as may
be to the payment of costs and.the
satisfaction of the above described -
execution. Sale subject to Florida Tax
Stamps.
in accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation to
participate In this proceeding should
contact the Clerk of Court, telephone .
(850)838-3506, not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding.
L.E. "Bummy" Williams, as Sheriff of Taylor
County, Florida
By: Captain Martin A. Towles
Deputy Sheriff
6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2

Notice of Public Hearing
Hearing Date: July 15, 2008
Subject of Hearing: Revised School
Board Policy Use of Facilities
The District School Board of Taylor.
County will hold a public hearing,on the
above date for approval .of said
subject item. This Bearing will be held at
the school board meeting. The public Is
Invited to attend to express their
opinions/concerns. The public hearing
will be held at the Administrative"
Complex, School Board meeting room,
318 North Clark Street. A copy of this.
policy may be obtained from the
Superintendent's office.
Oscar M. Howard Jr.
Superintendent of Schools
6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9

The Suwannee River Economic Council,-
Inc. Board of Directors will hold a
meeting of the Board of Directors on
Monday. June 30, 2008, 7:00 p.m. at the
Suwannee River Iconomlc Council, Inc.,
Senior Center in Live Oak, Florida
6/18


CALL FOR BIDS
Culpepper Construction Company,
Inc., SL#CGC003540, the Construction.
Manager of:
Taylor County
Emergency Operations Center
Is accepting sealed bids from qualified
Trade Contractors for the following Bid
Packages: ,
Bid Package #2 Sitework, Earthwork, &
Utilities
Bid Package #3 Concrete & Hollow
Core Concrete
Bid Package #4 Masonry
Bid Package #5 Structural & Misc. Steel
Bid Package #6 Architectural
Casework
Bid Package #7A Building Insulation
Bid Package #78 Roof System
Bid Package #8A Glass and Glazing
Bid Package #8B Doors and Frames
Bid Package #9A Painting, Sealants &
Waterproofing
Bid Package #9B Acoustical Ceilings
Bid Package #9C Drywall & Metal
Framing '
Bid Package #9D VCT & Carpet
Bid Package #9E Ceramic Tile
Bid Package #10A General Trades
Bid Package #1QB Raised Access
Flooring
Bid Package #15A Plumbing
Bid Package #15B Mechanical
Systems
Bid Package #16 Electrical
BID DOCUMENTS: Plans, Specifications &
Bid Packages are available for viewing
or pick-up at the The Blueprint Shop
located at 823 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32303 beginning Friday,
June 06, 2008.
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE will
be held at the County Commission
Board Room at 201 E. Green Street,
Perry, FL 32348 on Wednesday, June 18,
2008 at 03:30 PM.
BID OPENINGS oled B;.. i ..-iii b-
* : .received ,''fe.^!4 I -","-.I, w U.. .,ae.'tft-,..-'
County Commission Board Room at 201
E. Green Street, Perry, FL 32348 on
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 at 02:00 PM.
DO NOT CONTACT THE OWNER OR
ARCHITECT DIRECT.
Please contact Jeremy Bain at (850)
210-3923 or Don Horne at (850) 528-6560
regarding all questions.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF
COMMERCE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND
ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
NOTICE OF SEIZURE AND PROPOSED
FORFEITURE
TAKE NOTICE:
Case No.: SE0801748FM
On April 24, 2008, at or near
Steinhatchee, Florida, duly authorized
officers seized 122 pounds of red
grouper and 204 pounds of gag
grouper for violation of the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and
Management Act, as amended, 16
U.S.C. 1857(1)(A), .and implementing
regulations at 50 CFR 622.7(0) from the
F/V FISHIN MAGICIAN (U.S.
documentation No.FL1859DK). The
seized property, being perishable, was
sold for $1;076.00 the proceeds of
which are subject to forfeiture to the
United States under 16 U.S.C. 1860, and
ore being held by NOAA.
Notice is hereby given that NOAA Is
commencing forfeiture proceedings
against the above-described property.
Any person claiming any of the above-
described property may file a claim to
the property up t6 35 days after receipt
of a personal notice letter from NOAA
that all administrative (i.e., civil penalty or
permit sanction) and related judicial
proceedings (i.e., appeals) are final. All'
claims must be filed in accordance with
18 U.S.C. 983 ahd 15 C.F.R. 904.504
and shall: 1) Identify the specific
property being claimed; 2) state the
claimants Interest in such property (and
provide customary documentary
evidence of such Interest If, available)
and state that theclailm Is not frivolous;
and 3) be made under oath, subject to
penalty of perjury. Claims shall be filed
with the Office of General Counsel,
GCEL/SE, 263 13th Avenue South, Suite
177, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
If a proper claim Is not timely filed, the
.property will be declared forfeited to
the United States and disposed of
according to law. If a proper claim is
timely filed, the matter will be referred to
the U.S. Attorney to Institute forfeiture
proceedings In a U.S. District Court. The
filing of a claim or a forfeiture action in
any U.S. District Court will not stay the
administrative civil penalty or permit
sanction proceedings.
Alternatively, any person claiming any of
the above-described property may
either file a petition for remission and
mitigation of forfeiture with the Office of
General Counsel, at the above
address, in accordance with 15 C.F.R. '
904.506, or agree to voluntarily
abandon the property by signing and
returning A Voluntary Forfeiture by
Abandonment of Seized Item form to
the Office of General Counsel at the
above address.
The first date of publication Is June 18,
2008.
Cynthia S. Fenyk
NOAA Office of General Counse
GCEL/SE
6/18

APPEAL FOR VARIANCE
The City of Perry Board of Adjustment will
hold public hearing in the City Council
meeting room, Perry, Florida on
Monday, July 7, 2008 at 6:15 p.m., or as
soon thereafter as possible, to hear a
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I n dnomg ont me sampling fr equency. ILkl u--
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of sampling MCL Violation Level Range of MCLG MCL Likely Source of
Measurement (moJyr.) Y/N Detected Results Contamination
Radiological Contaminants
Erosion of natural
Alpha emitters (pCi/L) 04/2003 N 1.2 N/A 0 15 deposits
Radium 226 + 228or 04/2003 N 0.5 N/A 0 Erosion of natural
combined radium (pCi/L) 04/2003 N 0.5 N/A 0 5 deposits
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of sampling MCL Violation Level Range of MCLG MCL Likely Source of
Measurement (moJyr.) Y/N Detected Results Contamination
Inorganic Contaminants
Erosion of natural
Deposits; runoff from
Arsenic (ppb) 04/06/06 N 2.7 N/A N/A 10 orchards; runoff from
.glass and electronics
production wastes
Discharge of drilling
04/06/06 N 0.006 N/A 2 wastes; discharge from
Barium (ppm) 04/06/06 N 0.006 N/A 2 2 inetal refineries; erosion
ofnatural deposits
Discharge from steel
Chromium (ppb) 04/06/06 N 4.4 N/A 100 100 and pulp mills; erosion
-, ___.- of natural deposits
Salt water intrusion,
Sodium (ppm) 04/06/06 N 4.08 N/A- N/A 160 leaching from soil

TTHMs and Stage 1 Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Product (D/DBP) Parameters


NOTICE
The Pisgah Ceretery Committee
hereby gives notice of the
adoption of an amendment to the
cemetery rules and. regulations.
Said amendment was adopted
by the Committee at the- Annual'
General Conference on Saturday,
May 3, 2008.
Said amendment requires "Burial
vaults" for all future burials in the
Pisgah Cemetery.,
This is official notice to the public
regarding this amendment and all
persons should be governed by-
this notice.
Dated at Perry, Florida, this 3rd
day of May, 2008.
PISGAH CEMETERY TRUSTEES
Taylor County, Florida .


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i ic; I rliies June 18,2008

At the Booking Desk____


Editor's Note: It is the policy of this
newspaper to run the names of all
those arrested and booked at the
Taylor County Jail. All those listed
below have been charged with a crime,
but are considered innocent until
proven guilty.
May 14:
Johnny Futch Jr., 44, Cherry Street,
possession of firearm by convicted
felon, Ptl. Norris, PPD.
May 15:
Dolan J. Johnson, 48, 2751 Bernard
Johnson Road, passing a worthless
check, Deputy Lilliott, TCSO.
Floyd Bishop, 28, Salem, DWLS
(habitual), fleeing or eluding officer,
Deputy Sheffield, TCSO.
Clyde Brewer, 52, Jacksonville, VOP
(fleeing and eluding officer), Deputy
Murphy, TCSO.


Carla Baughman, 21, 104 Forest
Circle, dealing in stolen property, Ptl.
Deeson, PPD.
May 16:
Jacquelin Denise Sneed, 47, 1206
E. Main Street, FTA (trespass occupied
structure/conveyance), Deputy Da"is,
TCSO.
Steven Wayne Hampton, 20, 907 E.
Bay Street, giving false information to
law enforcement officer, Cpl. Kennard,
FHP.
Henry Ellis Bolden, 22, 108 Sandra
Street, no valid driver's license,
reckless driving, DUI, Cpl. Kennard,
FHP.
Christopher Tridico, 25, 104 Forest
Circle, dealing in stolen property, Ptl.
Deeson PPD.
May 17:
Valerie Yvette Roberson, 24,


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BRIDGE DOG
Continued from page 1
now.
A lot of people had offered to
keep me if I ever got caught; but
right now I am still staying at the
nice PAWS lady's house. She has
taken me to the vet and she is
taking good care of me; but I really
need a permanent home.
I also need medical support
since the vet discovered I have
heartworms. It's terrible living in
the woods.
My foster home has two cats and .
two dogs and we all get along fine.
I love people and am really
affectionate, fun loving and non-


aggressive.
If you would adopt me, I would
make you a great pet. I need a
fenced-in yard. If you are not able
to adopt an animal right now,
maybe you could help with a
donation for my medical care.
PAWS is not in the "rescue:
business; but just this once, since I
am so special to the community,
my foster lady is willing to take
care of me until the right owner
comes along.
If you can help, contact PAWS
at (352) 498-7895. Ask for
Nancy.
Or send a donation to "Bridge
Dog" care of PAWS, P.O. Box 47,
Steinhatchee, FL 32359.


. ,, iiiitsU i Ilrllt:?,:5 June 18, 2008
At the Booking Desk


Greenville, VOP (grand theft), Deputy
Hayden, TCSO.
Laura Lee Smith, 25, 3720 Charles
Sadler Lane, VOP, Ptl. Curry, PPD.
Thomas Joe Lewis, 36, grand theft,
Ptl. Curry, PPD.
Lisa Ray Nealy, 33, 4065 'Sue
Pridgeon Road, FTA (DWLS),
possession of drug paraphernalia, Sgt.
Gray, PPD.
Mellissa Pitts Griner, 40, 303 North
Center Street, DWLS (knowingly), Sgt.
Franklin, PPD.
Dennis Lacharles August, 38, 910
W. Homer J. Smith, resisting officer
without violence, VOP (battery),
disorderly conduct, trespass after
warning, Ptl. Griffin, PPD.
May 18:
James Anthony Farrill, 23, 106 N.
Hinley Street, DWLS/R, Cpl. Kennard,
FHP
Charles Edward Barker, 35, Lot 2,
Highway 221, obstructing law
enforcement without violence, allowing
unauthorized minor to drive, Cpl.
Leohner, FHP.
Robert Glenn McMillan, 21, Panama
City, VOP (grand theft), Deputy Davis,
TCSO.
Billy Adams, 54, 1497 Pharo
Morgan Road, FTA (passing worthless
checks), Deputy Hayden, TCSO.
May 19:
Sue Noe, 36, Lee, DUI, Deputy
Hooker, TCSO.
Melvin C. Sanchez, 19, sexual'
battery on child under 12, VOP (felony
criminal mischief), Ptl. Cordova, PPD.
Johnny Coverson, 51,. 1220 E.
Pinecrest, DUI, Ptl. Deeson, PPD.
May 20:
John Clem Trigg, 35, 3309 S. U.S.
Highway 19 Lot 218, battery/domestic,
Ptl. Hightower, PPD.
Stephen Robert Kramer, 18, 13769
North Gulf Manor, lewd/lascivious
molestation, lewd/lascivious exhibition,
Inv. Lee, TCSO.
Jeremy Nichols, 22, no address
given, VOP (grand theft III)," Deputy
Lilliott, TCSO.
Kenneth Anderson, 39, 504 W.
Bacon Street, burglary of an occupied
dwelling, grand theft, Ptl. Cash, PPD.
Julie Ann High, 49, 1399 Fairway
Drive, retail theft, VOP (petit theft), Ptl.
Norris, PPD.
Robert A. Murphy, 39, 1874
Johnson Stripling Road, DWLS
(habitual), burglary of occupied
dwelling, grand theft, Ptl. Norris, PPD.
May 21:
Timmesha M. Collier, 19, 1103
Schwartz Street, FTA (disorderly
conduct); Deputy McKenzie; TCSO.
Elizabeth Marie Faircloth, 35, 4683
Woods Creek Road, FTA, Deputy
Murphy, TCSO.


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