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Creation Date: February 29, 2012
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Stabbing

triggers

lockdown

at schools
An argument between
brothers, which escalated
into physical violence,
triggered a lockdown at
local schools Monday, Aug.
27.
S"The lockdown was
ordered simply as a
precaution due to the fact
that a stabbing occurred
in the area. As soon as the
situation was under control,
the lockdown was lifted."
Perry Police Department
(PPD) Capt. Jamie Cruse
said Tuesday.
Officers were dispatched
to a residence at 1221
Pinecrest Street shortly
after 1 p.m. in reference to
a report that a man had been
stabbed by his brother.
Arriving at the scene,
Ptl. Chuck Geyer found
the victim, Jamal Beasley,
26, suffering from several
apparent stab sounds on his
lower abdomen.
While waiting for medical
assistance to arrive, Beasley
told Geyer that he and his
brother, Dwayne, were
arguing and that Dwayne
cut him with a butcher knife.
According to Beasley,
the argument--during which
Beasley said he "jumped
on Dwayne and put him in
a headlock"--began in the
residence and continued in
the outside yard.
Dwayne Beasley, 23, fled
the area on foot and was
located at a neighbor's home
",* Please see page 3


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This week's spirit
color: blue
Show your Bulldog spirit
during this Friday night's
season opener by wearing
Bulldog blue! Kick-off is 7:30
p.m. at Dorsett Stadium.

City announces
holiday schedule
The City of Perry has
announced the following
garbage collection schedule
for Labor Day week:
Monday customers will
receive service Tuesday,
Sept. 4.
Tuesday customers will
receive service Wednesday,
Sept. 5.
Thursday and Friday,
Sept. 6 and 7, will be regularly
scheduled service.

Speaker from Lake
City V.A. here Sept. 4
Physical Security Specialist
Steve Hedgepath from the
Lake City V.A. will be the
guest speaker at the Tuesday,
Sept. 4, meeting of American
Legion Post 96, starting at
7 p.m.

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Company moving headquarters, manufacturing operations





ALS relocating here


AMTEC Less-Lethal
Systems, Inc., (ALS) has
announced that it will
relocate its headquarters and
manufacturing operations
from Bull Shoals, Ark., to
Taylor County. The project
is expected to create 100
new jobs over five years.
AMTEC ALS has
purchased a building site
along Highway 19, north of


M 100 NEW JOBS
TEcNOLGIES, INC. to be created over next five years


Perry, for the facility. The
new facility will include
a training center for use
by law enforcement and
corrections personnel.
AMTEC ALS


manufactures and
distributes less-lethal
products and services to
domestic and international
customers, as well as being
a leading supplier of tactical


and operational equipment
to law enforcement,
corrections and military
users.
According to ALS
President Rick Gardner,


Running to victory


Taylor County High linebacker Luke Kallschmidt (20) returned an Ocala Trinity Catholic fumble 52
yards for the game-winning touchdown Friday with just over a minute left in the game. The victory
over the preseason number one Celtics gives the Bulldogs a lot of momentum going into this Friday
night's home opener against Dixie County. For more on the Bulldogs, see page 5 in today's Taco
Times. (Photo by Wayne Dunwoody)


Hurricane Isaac bypasses Taylor,


takes aim at Louisiana coastline


While at one time
Hurricane Isaac had its
sights set on the Big Bend,
it instead churned westward
through the Gulf of Mexico
and is now expected to
make landfall today
(Wednesday) along the
Louisiana coast.
Although Taylor County
was no longer expected


to feel the worst of the
storm's winds and surge, the
Taylor County Commission
met Monday afternoon
to declare a local state of
emergency due to forecasts
calling for up to four
inches of rain around the
region with localized areas
receiving twice that amount.
With some areas already


Temporary bridge


opens this week


on US 98 West
Traffic on U.S. 98 is scheduled to be shifted onto the
temporary bridge over the Aucilla River this week to allow
for removal of the old bridges and construction of a new
bridge.
The temporary bridge was built just south of the existing
bridges at the Taylor and Jefferson County line.
The speed limit on U.S. 98 has been reduced to 40
mph during construction and law enforcement will
monitor the traffic, according to the Florida Department
of Transportation (FDOT). The road will remain open to
"** Please see page 3

Proposed amendments

address abortion, tax

exemptions and more
When Taylor County voters go to the polls in November's
General Election, the ballot will feature races from the U.S.
president to county commissioners, but it also includes 11
proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution.
The amendments range from healthcare and abortion
funding to a series of proposed property tax exemptions for
designated property owners in the state.
In Florida, proposed amendments must receive at least 60
percent of the state vote to pass.
In today's edition, all 11 amendments set to appear on the
November ballot are included in the legal section in their
,* Please see page 7


experiencing flooding
due to the 40-plus inches
of rain the county has
received this summer, local
emergency management
officials expressed concerns
over localized flooding
and possible road damage,
especially in certain areas of
Steinhatchee.
River Road in


Steinhatchee flooded during
Tropical Storm Debby in
July and was once again
under water last week after
the area received more than
five inches of rain.
The threat of localized
flooding also led Taylor
County School District
officials to cancel classes
"*** Please see page 3


"The company chose Taylor
County because it provides a
rural setting with designated
industrial land use areas
for new businesses that can
easily accommodate future
growth and expansion. The
Vision 2060 Comprehensive
Plan developed by local
citizens under the direction
".* Please see page 3


$5.2 million

awarded to

City of Perry

for facility

upgrades

USDA Rural
Development State Director
Richard A. Machek
announced Tuesday that
the City of Perry will
receive a funding package
worth '$5,246,000 through
the Water and Waste
Disposal program to
finance and improve the
overall operations of the
city's wastewater treatment
facility.
The City of Perry owns
and operates a sanitary sewer
collection, transmission
and wastewater treatment
facility that serves city
residents, which includes
two treatment plants, one a
.5 MGD extended aeration
plant, and the other a .75
complete mix facility.
Effluent from both plants
is disposed of through a
spray field. The extended
aeration plant is 32 years
old and is nearing the end
of its useful life. There are
a number of concerns with
the complete mix facility
including the lack of a
functioning grit removal
system, only one static
screen, nonoperational
sludge transfer pumps and
sludge drying beds which
are old and in disrepair,
Machek noted.
"With a $2,320,900 grant
and a $2,926,000 loan
from Rural Development,
improvements will remedy
",* Please see page 3


In appreciation
Fellow council members presented Mayor Emily Ketring a plaque of
appreciation Tuesday, Aug. 14, recognizing her eight years of service
on the Perry City Council. The date marked Ketring's last formal meeting
as a council member; she did not seek re-election for a third term. Mike
Deming, who was elected to represent Ketring's district Aug. 7, was sworn
in Tuesday, Aug. 21. Shown above with Ketring are, left to right, Public
Works Director Barney Johnson, Councilman Don Cook, City Manager Bob
Brown, Councilman Alphonso Dowdell, Ketring, Councilman Daryll Gunter,
Councilman Sylvester Harris and Finance Director Penny Staffney.


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Editorial


A-2 TacoTimes August 29,2012


How do you ever say


thank you enough to


an entire community?


Dear Editor:
How do you ever say
thank you enough to an
entire community?
Cancer. This is not a word
I ever thought in a million
years that I would be using
in the same sentence as my
child. It is something that
happens to other people. Not
my child.
On March 22, I was forced
to face the truth, that it can
happen to my child...and it
did. Since the day Kasey was
born I always knew God had
a special plan for her. I just
didn't realize that God's plan
isn't always my plan.
Kasey was diagnosed with
a malignant brain tumor
called Medulloblastoma. As 1
sat and listened to the doctor
explain the plan of action
1 literally went numb. All
I could think was this isn't
supposed to happen to my
child. Surely they had made
a mistake. As the days passed
and we were bombarded by
different types of doctors and
way too much information to
comprehend, brain surgeries,
chemo, radiation, etc. etc.
etc., it hit me like a ton of
bricks...this is real.
I am human and I asked
"why" a lot and some days
I still do. I begged God to
please take this from my
sweet baby and give it to
me. fve lived my life, been
married, had children. I've
experienced life. Kasey is.
too young and she doesn't
deserve this. She has
her whole life ahead of
her.


It just didn't make sense.
Until one day as I was
questioning why God would
allow this to happen, when
my sister, who I admire
greatly, explained.to me that
our God knows nothing but
love and He doesn't make
bad things happen, He uses
these situations to create
good things. It took awhile
for this to sink in, but when
it did I had such a peace
come over me because I
knew that God was going
to be using Kasey to draw
people to Him. and what
an awesome feeling it is to
know that God is working
through my child to touch
others lives.
Kasey has had a lot of
hard times in her life already
and she asked me one day.
"Mama, why do bad things
always happen to me?'"
At that time I didn't have
an answer, but today I do.
God was preparing her for
what was to come. He was
building her strength...and
what an amazing job He has
done. I could go on forever
about how much she has
taught me and I see every
day how her younger sister
and brother look at her with a
sense of pride, as she shows
them how strong their big
sister is.
Kasey has overcome so
many hurdles through her
life and especially over the
past few months, and she
has a lot more to accomplish.
All of this and my child was
still smiling, comforting me.
I know with God, she will


conquer this hurdle just as
she has all the hurdles in her
past.
Kasey and my entire family
will forever be grateful for
the people God has placed
in our lives through this
journey. I have a list of
family, friends, churches,
businesses, restaurants,
organizations and complete
strangers who would literally
take days to recognize. I have
lost sleep trying to think of
how 1 am going to properly
thank each and every one to
show our sincere gratitude.
and appreciation.
I prayed that God would
show me how. I know that
God laid it on all these
amazing people's hearts'
to do such awesome and
selfless things so for that 1
praise God and give Him
the thanks for placing these
wonderful people in our
lives. If it weren't for God
moving hearts I don't know
where we would be.
Please continue to pray
for Kasey as she faces this
long trying journey that God
will carry her the rest of the
way like He has carried her
thus far. Kasey and my entire
family are more than grateful,
for the love and support that
has been shown for us, there
just aren't enough words to
describe.
We are truly blessed.
Thank you, I am a very proud
Mama and member of Taylor
County Community.
Janet Lukens,
Mother of Kasey Lukens
Cancer Fighter


Letters to the Editor


Writer calls out person who


stole purse at doctor's office


Dear Editor:
To the person who stole
my daughter's purse out of
the doctor's office:
You know, there are a
few places that you would
like to believe that you are
safe from the ways of mean-
spirited people. One of
those is the doctor's office.
About a week ago my
daughter took her sick


special needs baby to the
doctor. When they were
called back to see the
provider, she forgot and left
her purse and the diaper bag
in the waiting room. When
she returned to get the bags,
they were gone. One of the
other clients apparently had
decided they needed them
more than my daughter did.
The diaper bag was taken


by someone to the police
station and left at the front
while the police department
employee was away from
their desk.
However, the purse is still
missing. Not counting my
daughter's drivers license
(that she will have to pay
to replace), there was other
information that it will take,
a long time to replace. My
daughter works very hard
to try to make a good life
for her family. The purse
contained money that was
not just handed over to her,
she worked for it. It also
contained money that she
had raised for the Down
Syndrome Buddy Walk.
One of the worst things was
they took her cell phone too.
It contained pictures of her
children which she loves
with all her heart and takes
care of and doesn't expect
someone else to provide for
them.
I hope the person that
took the purse had a good
use for it and its contents.
I guess you can't even let
your guard down anywhere
these days, even if you have
a sick baby and you are
worried sick about him.
I don't mean to offend
anyone but, I was always
taught not to bother
anything that was not mine
and to respect the property
of others.


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Florida Florida
Representative Senator
Leonard L. Charles
Bembry Dean
304 NW Crane Ave., Bdg 36 j' 415 Tompkins St,
S Madison, FL 32340 Inverness, FL 34450
850-488-7870 866-538-2831
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio U.S. Senator Bill Nelson
United States Senate 111 North Adam St., Suite 208,
Washington D.C., 20510 Tallahassee, FL 32301
202-224-3041 850-942-8415


Dianne Hill


Florida Governor Rick Scott
Capitol, 400 S. Monroe St.,
Tallahassee, FL 32399
850-488-4441
For more information about
the Florida Legislature, visit:
www.myfloridahouse.com
or wwwflsenate.gov.

U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland
3116 Capital Circle NE, Suite 9
Tallahassee, FL 32308
850-561-3979


SMidweek Muddle


Cardboard


By SUSAN H. LINCOLN


I was reading the erudite words
of a well-known theologian,
Frederick Buechner, and found
myself captivated not only by
his theology but his admission
that he categorized his collection
of musical albums with the
cardboard pieces which came
from shirts that were sent to the
drycleaners.
This guy was nominated for a
Pulitzer prize.
He has a couple of houses, and
probably owns a few banks too.
And yet he separated Bach from
Mozart with a piece of cardboard
from the Quality Drycleaners.
That, of course, makes us
kindred spirits, and if I'm ever
privileged to meet him, I will
tell him so, while everybody else
fawns all over him about his
thoughtful and inspiring writing.
My father, you see, was a white,
starched shirt sort-of-guy, and
faithfully delivered his shirts
(always white) to the local dry
cleaners, later retrieving them
for precise placement in the
mahogany chest of draWers in
our house.
This memory is more curious
to me now because I also recall
that my mother spent countless
hours at the ironing board. Talk
about curious: she even ironed
the sheets and pillowcases.
In the summer months, her
ironing was often accomplished
in the den of our house, in the
afternoon, with the curtains
drawn to discourage the sun,
while she stood underneath
the ceiling fan, often attired in
nothing more than her slip and
bedroom shoes. A Coca-Cola
bottle with a cork-bottomed
sprinkler top helped put the
crease in her work.
She didn't watch soap operas.
She didn't listen to music.
She just ironed.
And ironed.
I can only assume that her
ironing didn't suit my father, or
that he needed his crisp shirts
with more regularity than she
could provide.
Or maybe it was that we
couldn't have graduated me
from elementary, junior or high
school without those cardboard
pieces which came from the
drycleaners. -
Suddenly, I wish I knew.
Sometimes, in fact, I wish I


had spent my formative years
asking more questions, instead
of singing to my toes in the
backyard.
Yet, in retrospect, I seem to
recall that my parents said I
did ask a lot of questions. I
guess there just weren't enough
hours in the day to cover all the
details.
Recently, I came upon a stack
of those cardboard pieces
which featured a glossy white
side and a natural, unfinished
back. Apparently my mother, a
product of the Great Depression,
had hoarded a small collection
just in case we fell upon hard
times again.
And I couldn't throw them
away.
Because we might.
I have no idea what I will do
with them, but I couldn't throw
them away.
This is not just sentimental
meandering, this is practical
thinking: poster paper is 75
cents a sheet, and here I have a
stack of cardboard pieces which
yearn for another purpose in life.
To categorize someone's
musical album collection.
To hold the construction paper
of a school project (with another
piece folded at an angle on the
backside to create an easel).
To cut up for book marks.
To use when mailing
photographs to prevent bending.
Or for grocery lists.
To back picture frames neatly.
To encircle coffee cans.
To make star ornaments for
Christmas trees.
To provide a firm foundation
for boxes which have unstable
bottoms.
To use as covers for journals
and books with punched side-
holes for the pages.
Or to firm up the seat of a
caned chair that has seen its own
set of hard times.
Yes, it's a wonder the
foundation of the world hasn't
crumbled with the demise of
the cardboard pieces from the
Quality Drycleaners.
It was the DNA of the 1950s.
It was commerce.
It was a commitment to quality.
And now nobody has a single
piece.
Except me.
And Frederick Buechner.


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Improvements
include capacity
increase, new
pumps, clarifiers

$5.2 MILLION
Continued from page 1
the current system's
excessive inflow/infiltration
problem, correct the
complete mix facility
through a new rotary drum
screen, new grit removal
systems, new sludge transfer
pumps and four biosolids
dewatering beds as well as
other minor improvements.
The capacity increase will
consist of new secondary
clarifiers, new aeration
lagoon, a new 0.352
MGD digester lagoon and
other improvements," he
said.
City Manager Bob Brown
said, "We are looking
forward to being able to get
started on the project. It will
enable the city to have plenty
of sewer capacity both now
and in the future. We expect
to begin construction within
about a year."
He added that the
construction timeline
should span some 12 to 18
months.


Eckel touts state as

'business friendly'


Traffic is scheduled to shift onto the recently completed temporary
bridge spanning the Aucilla River on U.S. 98 at the Taylor and Dixie County
line. The project, which began last October, is expected to be completed
by late 2013.


Bridge to be completed next year


BRIDGE
Continued from page 1
traffic, and boaters will
continue to have access
during construction. No
detours are planned for the
project.
The new concrete bridge
will be a quarter of a mile


long and replace the two
existing, separate bridges.
It will include two 12-foot
travel lanes and two 10-
foot wide emergency lanes/
shoulders. A 32-inch high
solid concrete barrier wall
will be located on both
sides.
FDOT hired GLF


Construction Corporation
of Miami to build the
replacement bridge for $11
million.
The project, which began
last October, is expected to
be completed by late 2013,
depending on weather
or other unforeseen
conditions.


Brother turned self in


Rescued & ready for a family
Custody of this sweet-natured one-year-old
female mix has been awarded to the Taylor
County Animal Shelter. She is spayed and current
on her rabies vaccination. Shelter officials and
volunteers said she will make a great family pet.
All adoption fees for this dog have been waived.
For more information, please contact the shelter
today at 838-3525. The shelter also has four
other dogs available for adoption whose fees
have been waived.


STABBING
Continued from page 1
on nearby Myrtle Street.
He turned himself into
the police without issue and
related a similar account of
events.


Jamal Beasley was
transported directly to
Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital; he was reportedly
back home the next day
(Tuesday). Dwayne was
charged with aggravated
domestic battery.


Minor coastal flooding reported

ISAAC for Taylor County residents
Continued from page 1 Tuesday.
"We had some minor
for Tuesday. coastal flooding (due to
Before Isaac's rain bands storm surge) but nothing
could reach the county, over the roadways."
however, a burst of dry Taylor County Emergency
air penetrated the system, Management Coordinator
sheering off much of its Steve Spradley said. "We're
eastern storms, resulting in just thankful it continued on
a mostly dry and breezy day west and passed us by."


ALS
Continued from page 1
of the Board of County
Commissioners provided the
opportunity for this area to
welcome our new business
into the community."
Company Vice President
Matt Eckel said the
project has benefited from
Florida's business friendly
environment.
"The state is doing all
the right things to entice
businesses to locate
here. Having a county
administrator and staff
to help us make the right
contacts within government
and navigate through
the development process
was important in our site
selection process," Eckel
said.


"The Taylor County
Development Authority
(TCDA) is proud to
welcome AMTEC Less-
Lethal Systems, as Taylor
County's newest corporate
citizen," said TCDA
Chairman Jim Bassett.
"Additionally, the
TCDA was delighted to
have played a role in the
company's location process
by interfacing with compa-
ny executives, Enterprise
Florida, the Department
of Economic Opportunity,
the Department of
Transportation, the
Taylor County Board of
Commissioners, county
administrator and staff,
Progress Energy, Foley
Timber & Land and the
Suwanee River Water
Management District."


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First Baptist Church announces
REGISTRATION FUN NIGHT at
TAYLOR GYMNASTICS on
September 5 at 6:15 p.m.
for the beginning of an exciting
new year of AWANA!
All children age 3 grade 5 are invited.
Pizza will be served for all who register!
Beginning September 12, Awana will be
held each Wednesday from 5:50-7:30 p.m.
in the Worship Center of FBC
Please join us for an exciting year of
Christian-based learning and fun!


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First BaptiNt CHIdC1
S102 N Center St. 584-7066 1


SOUTH HOUSE IN PERRY 7 BLOCKS WEST OF COURTHOUSE AT U.S. 19-27


Call Mark Southerland
(850) 584-6021









Living


A-4 Taco Times August 29, 201.:



Carlton, Burns to wed in Las Vegas


David and Patricia Lee
Shillett of Thomasville, Ga.,
announce the engagement
of their daughter, Lori
Carlton to Brian Burns, the
son of Charline Valentine of
Perry.
The prospective bride is
also the daughter of the late
David Brown who was of
Perry.


She and her groom-to-
be, both former residents of
Perry and 1998 graduates of
Taylor County High School,
now live in West Covina,
Calif.
Her grandparents include
Wilma Brown of Perry,
the late Joe Brown Sr., the
late Alvin Lee Sr., the late
Erma Faye Blue and the late


Lawrence, Betty Hughes

observe 50th anniversary
Lawrence and Betty J. Hughes will celebrate 50 years of
marriage on Thursday, Aug. 30.
They are the parents of: Lawrence III (Theresa),
Michelle, Janet (Gerald) and Janice (D. Jerome).
Grandchildren of the couple include Cletis Jr., Nicole,
Christina (Marcell), Cianna, Caleb, Brittany, Lauryn,
Jordan and Jaaron. They have one great-grandson, Isaiah.


Brian Burns, Lori Carlton


Marcy Lee.
His grandmother is Mae
Fletcher of Perry.
The couple will exchange
wedding vows on Oct. 20,


2012, in a 1 p.m. ceremony ,
at the Excalibur Hotel o:
Las Vegas, Nev.
All friends and relative;
are invited to attend.


Lawrence and Betty Hughes


Morgan-Wilson relatives

will gather this Saturday
The Morgan-Wilson Family Reunion will be held
Saturday, Sept. 1, at Forest Capital Park beginning at 11
a.m.
A covered dish lunch will be shared at 12:15 p.m.; please
bring favorite recipes to share. Plates, cups, forks, napkins
and ice will be furnished.
An auction will be held at 1:15 p.m. Family members
and friends are asked to bring a lawn chair for comfortable
seating and an item for the auction,
For additional information, please contact 584-8181.


Secure your rental today

for Sept. 8 yard, craft sale


Rental spaces are still
available for the Community
Yard and Craft Sale planned
Saturday, Sept. 8, on
the grounds of Evangel
Christian Fellowship.
But rentals should be
reserved today by calling
Michele McLeod at 584-
5805 or Elaine Richardson
at 371-1653. A rental fee of
$15 is requested for a 15 x
15 space.
The day will include
games for children, as well
as plenty of food: sausage
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need.


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September 1, 2012
Amanda Patrick & Will Hall
October 6, 2012
Lindsey Melton & Bryan Linton
November 10, 2012
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NOTICE


The Value Adjustment Board (VAB) of Taylor County,
Florida, will hold its Organizational Meeting, as'
required by Section 194.011, Florida Statutes, on,
Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at 5:30 P.M., in the
County Commission Meeting Room, Taylor County
Administrative Building, Old Post Office Complex, 201
E. Green Street, Perry, Florida, 32347.

The purpose of this Organizational Meeting is toi
make available to Board members and the public,
the "Uniform Policies & Procedures" Chap 12.D-9
F.A.C., as prepared and approved by the Department
of Revenue (DOR)," to be used by the Taylor County
VAB in 2012, to determine if additional Procedures are
required locally, adopt fees for filing petitions to VAB,
as well as to discuss legislative issues/changes with
regards to the VAB.

Copies of the proposed "Uniform Rules of Procedure"
Chap. 12.D-9 FA.C. can be inspected in the Office
of the Clerk of Court, who serves as the Clerk to the
Taylor County VAB, any time from Monday through
Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

The annual meeting of the Taylor County VAB to hear
petitions filed, will be advertised and held at a future
date.

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Florida Statutes
286.0105, that any persons deciding to appeal any
matter considered at this meeting will need a record of
the meeting and may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.

All interested persons should be governed by this
Taylor County VAB Organizational Meeting notice.

TAYLOR COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD

BY: Annie Mae Murphy
Clerk of Court


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Sports


A-5 Taco Times August 29, 2012


After falling behind 20-0 in first quarter


Bulldogs stun Trinity Catholic 42-37


By AARON PORTWOOD
Despite falling behind
20-0 in the first quarter and
trailing by 9 with less than 5
minutes to play in the game.
the Taylor County Bulldogs
refused to quit and rallied
for numerous big plays for a
thrilling, 42-37 come-from-
behind upset victory over
private school powerhouse
Ocala Trinity Catholic
Friday night in Ocala.
After giving up three
straight touchdowns to fall
behind 20-0, the Bulldogs
battled back to pull within
37-35 and eventually win
by forcing six turnovers--
including four in the second
half--and five touchdown
passes by junior QB Daniel
Wentworth (21 of 39, 274
yards, 5 TDs, 0 int.).


Wentworth got the
Bulldogs on the board
late in the first quarter by
hitting senior wide receiver
Chance Rodgers (7 catches,
72 yards, 2 TDs) on a
perfect 45-yard seam pass
for a TD and then pulled
the Bulldogs within 20-14
midway through the second
when he found Jaymonte
McLeod for a 75-yard TD
pass.
After Trinity Catholic
scored to go up 30-14,
Wentworth connected with
Jake Smyrnios out of the
backfield on a 40-yard TD
pass to get Taylor back
within 30-21.
When sophomore
runningback Art Nelson (3
catches, 32 yards, 1 TD)


laid out to make a diving,
one-handed highlight reel
catch in the endzone to start
the 4th quarter, the Bulldogs
had climbed all the way
back to within 30-28.
However, Ocala Trinity
Catholic (OTC) used a long
pass play and two 15-yard
unsportsmanlike conduct
penalties on the Bulldogs to
answer right back and take
a 9-point lead (37-28) with
9:35 left in the game.
The Bulldog offense
quickly went 3 and out,
and the Celtics appeared to
be on their way to running
out the clock for a victory
when a fumbled hand-off
was recovered by senior
defensive lineman Darick
Ward to give Taylor a
glimmer of hope.


A great 3rd and 15 pass
play from Wentworth
to Jaymonte McLeod (5
catches, 103 yards, 1 TD)
picked up a first down.
Three plays later on 3rd and
goal, Wentworth scrambled,
bought time, improvised
and waited for Rodgers to
work his way free in the
endzone .before firing a
perfect 3-yard TD pass to
pull the Bulldogs within 37-
35 with 4:08 remaining.
OTC Head Coach John
Brantley's team once again
attempted to run out the
clock, as QB Reid Carlton
(17 of 29, 331 yards, 1 TD,
3 int.) milked every second
before snapping the ball.
The game appeared to
be over when the Celtics


managed to pick up a first
down, but two plays later,
on 3rd and 2, with OTC
needing just two yards
and a first down to ice the
game, Bulldog Defensive
Coordinator Beau Johnson
sent an all-out blitz that
forced Carlton to fumble the
snap.
Junior linebacker Luke
Kallschmidt scooped up
the ball and raced 52 yards
for the game-winning
touchdown to send Bulldog
players and fans into
delirious celebration with
1:33 left on the clock.
Chris Davis (who was
a perfect 6 for 6 on PATs)
nailed the extra point kick to
give the Bulldogs their first
lead of the game, 42-37.
Needing one more
defensive stop to seal the
shocking upset, senior
linebacker Davis Helm
made a big hit on the kickoff
return and then made a
spectacular play to break
up a Ist down pass to Celtic
tight end Joe Sandstrom (4
catches, 159 yards, 1 TD).
Helm's pass break-up
caused, the ball to pop up
in the air, allowing junior
linebacker Javolis McNeal
to intercept it and race 32
yards down to the 8-yard
line, setting off another wild
celebration.
Senior runningback Jake
Smyrnios scored from 1
yard out two plays later, but
a motion penalty negated
the touchdown, and the
Bulldogs opted to take a
knee and run out the clock
rather than tack on another
score.
After the game, Bulldogs'
Head Coach Ryan Smith
told his team, "You came
out and played like garbage
in the first quarter to let
them get up by 20. But then
you kept fighting and came
back to earn this win. If you
would have thrown in the
towel, this never would've
been possible. Ya'll
remember all those gassers
you complained and whined
about in practice? They just
paid off didn't they?"
The win was made
even more impressive
considering that Taylor
played the entire game
without Division-1 wide


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Two Bulldog defenders knock a ball loose during action Friday night.
During the course of the game, the TCHS defense forced six turnovers.
(Photo by Wayne Dunwoody)
receiver prospect Moral was sacked and the drive County the ball back.
Stephens. fizzled. Art Nelson picked up
Although the pre-season One play later the Celtics 15 yards and a first down
"Kickoff Classic" victory had a 13-0 lead, as Carlton on screen pass and Eury
won't count in the record hit tight end Joe Sandstrom Holmes made an 8-yard
book, it completes an on a fly pattern down the catch to move the ball to the
impressive two-game sweep middle for a 76-yard TD. Trinity 22 as the 2nd quarter
of private school football Bulldog defensive lineman began, but a penalty and two
powerhouses for Smith Darick Ward blocked the incomplete passes forced
since returning to coach his extra point, the Bulldogs to turn the ball
alma mater. The Bulldogs' offensive over on downs.
Taylor County defeated line continued to struggle, Evans again pulverized
defending state champs and and Wentworth fumbledand Blunt in the backfield for
pre-season #1-ranked Class recovered a snap, as OTC another loss on first down,
2A North Florida Christian, recorded two sacks for -17 but Carlton completed three
21-7 in the spring jamboree yards and forced another straight passes to move out
in Tallahassee before Friday punt. to the 34 before the Celtics
night's 42-37 upset of Wentworth's 43-yard were forced to punt.
preseason #9-ranked Class punt was returned 62 yards Starting from their own
3A Trinity Catholic -- who untouched for a touchdown 12-yard line, the Bulldogs
lost to state runner-up by senior WR/DB Jamonte quickly got right back in the
Madison County 14-0 last Jones to give the Celtics a game with a 3-play, 88-yard
year in the Class 3A state commanding 20-0 lead. scoring drive. Wentworth
semifinals. The Bulldogs' prospects scrambled for 12 on first
It sure didn't appear dimmed further when the down, completed a short
that would be the outcome Taylor offense failed to pass to McLeod on 2nd
midway through the first pick up a first down for the down and then floated a
quarter. second straight drive, perfect pass down the right
OTC came out clicking Trinity attempted to blow sideline that McLeod took
on all cylinders, driving the game open, completing 75 yards to the house for a
78 yards in just 6 plays a 17-yard pass on 1st down touchdown.
with long passes and runs and throwing deep again Davis' PAT cut the lead to
by senior runningbacks the very next play, but 20-14 with 7:12 left in the
Demonta Blunt and Jalen Helm picked off a pass that 2nd quarter.
Gooden before Gooden seemed to turn the tide. OTC moved from their
scored on an 8-yard run After two straight own 43 to the Bulldogs 18-
just over 2 minutes into the incomplete passes brought yard line before the Taylor
game. up 3rd and 10, Wentworth defense made a big stop,
The Bulldogs managed to made a perfect pass down keyed by tackles by Murphy,
pick up one first down on a the middle to Rodgers, who Evans, Helm, McNeal and
tough catch over the middle raced 45 yards for a TD and KeVarius Franklin. Trinity
by Rodgers, but Wentworth cut the lead to 20-7 with went for it on 4th and 12
1:53 remaining in -the 1st from the Bulldogs' 27-yard
quarter. line, but Carlton's pass was
Tyler Evans crushed short.
Blunt on Ist down and Wentworth had two
junior cornerback Johnny passes knocked down and


Anderson picked off a pass
on 2nd down to give Taylor


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TDC sponsoring trout

tournament on Sept. 8


The 2012
season.


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Taylor County High football team enters the field for its first contest of the new
(Photo by Wayne Dunwoody)


The Taylor County
Tourism Development
Council (TDC) is sponsoring
a fall trout tournament to be
held Saturday, Sept. 8, out
of Keaton Beach Marina.
The top prize in the
tourney, which guarantees
a $3,000 payout in cash
and prizes, is $1,000 for the
heaviest 5-trout stringer.
The second top stringer will
get $600 and third place will


receive $300.
There are also cash and
merchandise prizes for big
trout and big redfish plus
several other categories.
The entry fee is $30 per
person with fishing allowed
from safe light until 3 p.m.
For more information
contact Capt. Ashley
Mock at 843-0566 or the
Taylor County Chamber of
Commerce at 584-5366.


Deadline is approaching

for fall baseball leagues


The Taylor County
Recreation Department is
organizing two fall baseball
leagues for youngsters ages
8-12 and the deadline to
sign up is Friday, Aug. 31.
The fee is $42 per player
with forms available at the
Perry City Hall or the Taylor
County Sports Complex.
Youngsters will play in
two leagues -- 10-under
(ages 8-10 by Dec. 31.
2012) and 12-under (ages
11-12 by Dec. 3, 2012).
Practice will begin Sept.
4 with games set to begin
Saturday, Sept. 15.
All home games will be
played at the Taylor County


Sports Complex. with away
games slated for Fort White,
Madison, Lake Butler
and Wakulla. Games will
be played by Cal Ripken
Tournament rules and
guidelines.
Volunteers are needed
to work concessions, gate
attendants, scorekeepers
and field maintenance to
make this first year of Fall
League Baseball a success,
organizers said.
Contact Recreation
Coordinator Bryant
Christman at 584-3029 or
your team coach, if you
are interested in being a
volunteer.


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YARDSTICK
Taylor Stats Trinity
15 First Downs 18
25/248 Rushing Yards 28/137
1/39'0 Comp ,Passe'lnt 1 ,i,29'3
274 Pass Yards 331
.322 Toi'ai Oense 468
7146 Punts/Avg. 2/50
2/0 Fumbles. Lost 43
7/65 Penalties/Yds. 11/83


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TCHS senior wide receiver Jaymonte McLeod (6) pulled in a Daniel Wentworth pass for a 75-yard
touchdown play midway through the second quarter.
(Photo by Wayne Dunwoody. More game photos can be found at www.facebooks.com/wayne.dunwoody/)












Religion


A-6 Taco Times August 29, 2012


2 nights remain for'Messiah's Mansion'; dinners on Saturday will benefit St. Peter's


The second weekend of "Messiah's Mansion"
presentations by Joe Cipriani will begin Friday, Aug. 31,
and continue Saturday, Sept. 1, at 2268 Green Farm Road.


Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and sessions are held from 7-8:30
p.m.
The Ladies of St. Peter's Primitive Baptist Church will


Obituaries


Sherrill Arlen
Dansby
Sherrill Arlen Dansby,
son of the late John Bishop
and Clyde Mae Dansby,
died at home on Sunday,
Aug. 26, 2012.
He was born in Ozark,
Ala., on July 29, 1931;
graduated from Dale
County High School, Ozark,
and attended Troy State
College, the University of
Alabama and the University
of Miami.
Mr. Dansby served in
the United States Army
(Korean Conflict); was
a retired farmer and
draftsman; was a member
of The Capital Tiger Bay
Club, Economics Club of
Florida, Kiwanis Club of
Tallahassee, Tallahassee
Symphony Society, Friends
of Maclay Gardens,
Tallahassee Museum
of History and Natural
Science, Life Member of
Tallahassee Elks Lodge. He
was also a member of the


LeMoyne Art Foundation,
Committee of Ninety-nine
ofTallahassee/Leon County,
Tallahassee Antique Car
Club, Ducks Unlimited,
Basin Advisory Committee
for Northeast District of
Florida, FSU Golden Chief,
and a member of St. Peter's
Anglican Church.
He is survived by his
wife, Grace; son, Stewart
Mott Dansby, Birmingham,
daughter, Suzanne Dansby
Bollman, Atlanta, Ga.;
sister, June Emmert (Lou),
Flint, Mich.; brothers, Larry
Dansby, Greenville, and
Bishop Dansby (Laura),
Keezletown, Va.; as well
as a host of grandchildren
grandchildren, nieces
and great-grandchildren,
nephews.
He was preceded in death
by his brother, Don Dansby,
of Perry.
Services will be held.
Thursday, Aug. 30, at 2
p.m. in St. Peter's Anglican
Church, 901 Thomasville
Road, with entombment
at Culley's MeadowWood
Memorial Park on
Timberlane Road.
All are welcome for
a Celebration of Life,
following at the Dansby
home, 4534 Highgrove
Place, Tallahassee.
Memorials may be made
to St. Peter's Building
Fund, Big Bend Hospice, or
the Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital Foundation.


Betty Sue Martin
Betty Sue Martin, 67,
died Aug. 23, 2012, at her
residence. She was a native
and lifelong resident of
Taylor County.
A homemaker, she was
the daughter of Lloyd
Melvin Gunter and the
former Myrtice Fowler.
Survivors include:
three sons, James (Susan)
Thomley, Eddie Martin and
Tommy Johnson; daughters
Elizabeth Martin and
Tammy Rogers; a brother,
Lamar Whiddon; a sister,
Merdine Mathis; eight
grandchildren; and five
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were
held Monday, Aug. 27,
at 4 p.m. at Joe P. Burns
Funeral Home with Rodney
McKinley officiating.
Interment followed at
Pineview Memorial
Cemetery. Family members
received friends Sunday,
Aug. 26, from 2-4 p.m. at
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home.

Genevieve Green
Dorman


Genevieve


Green


Dorman, 86, died Monday,
Aug. 27, 2012, at Park
Regency of Moultrie, Ga.,
following an extended
illness.
She was a lifelong
resident of Perry and a
member of New Home
Baptsist Church.
She was preceded in death
by husband of 64 years,
William Loys Dorman, and
her parents Octavois Green
and Jessie Woods Green.
Survivors include:
one son, Charles (Patsy)
Dorman of Norman Park,
Ga.; two grandchildren,
Scott and Brett Dorman;
four great- grandchildren,
Grace Dorman, Riley
Dorman, Jalynn Sivo and
David Dorman.
Funeral services will be
held Friday, Aug. 31, at 11
a.m. at New Home Baptist
Church with interment
following at Woodlawn
Cemetery. Family members
will receive friends
Thursday, Aug. 30, from
6 until 8 p.m. at Beggs
Funeral Home which is in
charge of arrangements.
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Cards of Thanks

UIpshaw
To everyone: The Upshaw Family would like to thank
you for your prayers and generous donations. Our prayers
were answered, thank you very much.
Otis and Barbara Upshaw


sell dinners on Saturday, Sept. 1, to benefit church projects.
Please call 584-4346 (church) for details or Mother Smith
at 584-5356.

Levoy "Chip" Mizeli
Levoy :Cr-p' '. : I died at his residence on Aug. 23, 2012. in Perry
from ',.,, cancer
He was born in ?: .i i ,. La., on Jan. 5,1927, to (Rev) Jessie Martin
i-ell (1890-1967) and Clara LaCaze Mizell ( l.i:' .;,.
He iT r i... .:.ii:l-.,. High School and played on the Lumber Jack
'.:::: al team in high school, Upon: .Jj3lio: in 1945, he joined the US
Navy and served proudly aboard the USS South Dakota as a Radar Man
Third Class at the end of '. :.l.: War II. He attended Louisiana State
University (LSU) and drove city buses and taxi cabs. He graduated
from LSU with a degree in forestry and was married in 1951 to Patricia
McCants. They moved to Perry in 1954 and he pursued a career with
Buckeye Cellulose for 36 years, retiring as reforestation manager with
Procter and Gamble. He joined the Florida State Patrol i. :i i, and
American Legion. He was a member of the i :* United Methodist
I i., i in Perry.
Survivors include his son Scott and Ann)' li.::i :i f "Gii.i; .!v ir Ga.;
,iiind.j3a jhie Tiffany Ann and Justin Hingle of Americus, Ga.; Tricia
Marie Mizell of Macon, Ga.; nephews, Robert (and Ginger) Mizell of
Loranger, La.. Fred L. Mizell of ::j.iii, La.; nieces; Faye Mizell ,:
Monroe, La., Brenda and Bill Armour of Bogalusa, La., Janet and' 'ii
Full.ai of Ball, La,. Peggy and Norman Boyles of -.:gii.j1. LA, 'I.';
and M.J. ,i i-, 7: of Ponchatoula. La., and Lillian Gayle McCants of
Bogalusa, La.
H 1 r .] ir '. r. ..i : e r, Patricia McCants
Mizell (1930-2006), and a son Randall Lance Mizell (1956-2000),
He was also preceded in death by five brothers Fred Mizell (1913-
'1:.! ,:r P i:-e,, La., Joseph Coy Mizell ( 1' -1 1 ,f Pitken, La., Ralph
.,.-;: 1 .'i1;". and Edith Mizell of Bogalusa, La., .1.- Jesse (1919-
1995) and lla Mae Mizell o: E-agaiia. La., and Miffred (19'-:.*'1:,_' and
Mildred i:e I of Eu3iu.a La.; a nephew William Ralph Mizell (1943-
1980) jj~_.:g La.; his ..:.i e and father-in-law Fred S McCants
(1908-1980) and Ruzzie B McCants ':: 1-.,; of Bogalusa, La.; and
.andjr!re-,l- C.:.otr, "Gruff' (1856-1935) and Fairzina C Ezell Mizell of
:,;-i i I i:,. ,:'.ll : ; La, Mizell Cemetery, .'isl-,;-i,:., Parish, La., Lois
"Babe" LaCaze (1859 1!., and Mary Rose LeBleu LaCaze of Pitken,
La., Blue Branch Cemetery Pitken, La.
He dearly loved God, his family, friends and country. His -obei-: were
fishing, floundering, hunting and reading. His fondness of life and the
value of family and friends will forever be missed but remembered as his
legacy continues.
A special thanks from the family to Big Bend Hospice and to the
caregivers 'rI : 1- urstr j, g care during the last four months.
Funeral services were held at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home on
Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 at 3 P.M. '. ;r'i':.n started at 2 P.M. (one hour
prior to service),
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A-7 Taco Times August 29, 2012


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 23:
Tia Janea Miller, 21,
1613 Woodard Street, VOP
(worthless check), Deputy
Burford, TCSO.
Sampson Lee Perry, 38, 109
Pine Road, felony battery, Ptl.
Murray, PPD.
May 24:
Kevin Severance, 29,
Brandford, VOP (dealing
in stolen property), Deputy
McKenzie, TCSO.
May 25:
Jeffery D. Long, 31,
Steinhatchee, FTA (DWLS/R),
Deputy Hooker, TCSO.
May 26:
Charles Jacob Fink, 29,
Steinhatchee, battery, Deputy
Cash, TCSO.
James Michael Padgett,
33, 1408 S. Robin Street, FTA
(possession of less than 20
grams cannabis), Sgt. Gibson,
TCSO.
Lucus James Ross, 30, 300
N. Stephens Street, assault,
aggravated assault, Deputy
Gunter, TCSO.
May 27:
David Gaylord, 54, 17280 E.
Royal Oak Drive, BUI, Officer
Goley, FWC.
Jerry Matthews, 49, 430
Charles Hendry Road, DUI
with property damage, Trooper
Sleigher, FHP.
Danecia Williams, 23, 500 S.
Warner Ave., Apt. 11, disorderly
conduct, Ptl. Hightower, PPD.
Jessica Rocco, 25, 133
Jenkins Road, retail theft, Ptl.
Hightower, PPD.
James Little Hawk Bell, 34,
Washington Street, battery, Ptl.
Hightower, PPD.
Jacob Gaskins, 22, 413 N.
Orange Street, burglary, grand
theft, buglary/vending, Ptl.
Campbell, PPD.
May 28:
Deidre Burkholder, 43,
Wimauma, cruelty to animals,
confining animals without food
or water, Deputy Tompkins,
TCSO.
May 29:

Obituaries
(Continued from page 6)


Sheila 'Sonny' Rivera
Sheila "Sonny"
Rivera
Sheila "Sonny" Rivera,
67, of Tallahassee, died
Aug. 22, 2012.
She was preceded in death
by her parents, Thomas and
Evelyn Taaffe.
Survivors include:
two daughters, Christy
(Christopher) Roy of
Oceanside, Ca., and Tiffany
(Randall) Reed of Parker,
Colo.; two brothers,
Thomas and Kevin Taaffe;
six grandchildren, London,
Torrey, Halston, Frank,
Cortney and Jori; two great-
grandchildren, Annika and'
Major; and a sister-in-law,
Linda Godwin.
Cremation was Monday,
Aug. 27, 2012.


Clemon E. Dean, 50,
Monticello, DWLS, Ptl. Cephus,
PPD.
Paula Gaskins, 45, 413 N.
Orange Street, burglary, grand
theft, burglary/vending, Det.
Norris, PPD.
Jimmie Willilams, 49, 100
West Swift, warrant/FTA/
DWLS, Ptl. Johnson, PPD.
Kayla Layne, 22, Sand Dollar
Road, VOCC, Officer Thomas,
TCSO.
Tiffany Henderson, 27,


Madison, VOP (possession
of listed chemicals), Deputy
Burford, TCSO.
May 30:
Tina Tuten, 42, 2136 Shelton
Edwards Road, possession of
cocaine, possession of drug
paraphernalia, resisting without
violence, Ptl. Curry, PPD.
Terry James Randall,
38, 3660 Bohannon Circle,
possession of less than 20
grams cannabis, Ptl. Cephus,
PPD.


Amendment targets

mandatory health

insurance coverage

AMENDMENTS
Continued from page 1
entirety, including the ballot title and summary as well as
the exact language changes proposed for the constitution.
The amendments can be found on pages A-11 to A-13.
(There is no Amendment 7 as it was removed earlier from
the ballot.)
While amendments can be added to the ballot through
petition initiatives, all 11 amendments on this year's ballot
were placed there by the Florida Legislature.
The 2012 amendments include:
Amendment 1: The amendment would prohibit laws or
rules from compelling any person or employer to purchase,
obtain or otherwise provide for healthcare coverage.
Amendment 2: The amendment would create an
additional homestead property tax exemption for veterans
who were disabled in combat. The exemption would be for
the assessed value between $50,000 and $75,000.
Amendment 3: The amendment would change the
current limit on state revenue based on personal income
growth with a new one based on inflation and population
changes.
Amendment 4: The amendment would make
multiple changes to property tax laws, including reducing
the maximum amount a non-homesteaded property's
assessment can increase annually from 10 percent to five
percent; and creating a temporary 50 percent exemption for
new homeowners.
Amendments 5: The amendment would allow the
Florida Legislature to repeal court rules with a simple
majority vote (50 percent plus one) rather than a two-
thirds vote. Additionally, it requires that the Florida Senate
confirm the governor's judicial appointments to the Florida
Supreme Court.
Amendment 6: The amendment would prohibit public
funding of abortions and states that the Florida Constitution
cannot be interpreted to create broader abortion rights than
contained in the U.S. Constitution.
Amendment 8: The amendment would provide that
individuals and entities cannot be denied government
benefits, funding or other support based on religious
identity or belief. It also removes the prohibition against
using revenues to directly or indirectly aid religious
organizations.
Amendment 9: The amendment would create an
additional homestead property tax exemption for the
surviving spouse of a military veteran who died from
service-connected causes while on active .duty as well as
the surviving spouse of a first-responder who died in the
line of duty. The exemption would be for the assessed value
between $50,000 and $75,000.
Amendment 10: The amendment would create a new
tangible personal property ad valorem tax exception for the
assessed value between $25,000 and $50,000.
Amendment 11: The amendment would authorize
cities and counties to exempt the total value of a homestead
property for seniors 65 and older if the property is valued
at less than $250,000, the owner has lived at the location at
least 25 years and is considered to have low income.
Amendment 12: The amendment would replace the
president of the Florida Student Association with the chair
of the council of state university student body presidents
as the student member of the State University's Board of
Governors.


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F A-8 Taco Times August 29, 2012


Wells Fargo Store Manager Marsha Tison, presents a $1,000 grant to Refuge House of Taylor
County. Shown left to right are: Cyndie Grubbs, Judi Haworth, Barbara Bonner, Velma Vickery, Refuge
House's Debra McGrew, Tison, Beth Benton, Judith Doyle and Alana Rich.



Wells Fargo donates $1,000 to


Taylor County's Refuge House


As part of its 2012
Community Partners Giving
Program, Wells Fargo
recently presented a $1,000
grant to Refuge House of
Taylor County.
"At Wells Fargo, we are
committed to supporting


programs and organizations
that we believe are
important to the future of
our communities' vitality
and success. So we are
proud to support Refuge
House with this grant,"
Wells Fargo Store Manager


Marsha Tison said.
Wells Fargo's Community
Partners Giving Program is
an annual program in which
each of its retail banking
stores explores the needs
of its local community
and selects a non-profit or


school
grant.


to receive a $1,000


This year, Wells Fargo
will award more
than $600,000 in
grants to nonprofits
and schools throughout
Florida.


Marksmanship Award


DeLayne' Martin (center) was the recipient of
the second annual "Mrs. Bertha Lee Washington-
Mother Dear Award." Shown with here are (left to
right) Pastor Izell Montgomery Jr., her parents,
James and Velma Petty, and Kamala Lawrence,
granddaughter of Bertha Lee Washington.


Martin receives 2nd


annual Bertha Lee


Washington award

The second annual "Mrs. Bertha Lee Washington--
Mother Dear Award" was presented to DeLayne' Martin by
Kamala Lawrence Sunday, July 15, at Springhill Missionary
Baptist Church.
The award is presented each year to a graduating senior
in Taylor County exemplifying church and community
service in the City of Perry.
The award provides a laptop computer with Microsoft
Office ready for post-secondary use and is designed to help
students in the pursuit of higher learning.
Erica Scott was the recipient of the first Mrs. Bertha Lee
Washington-Mother Dear Award last year.


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During graduation from Basic Training July 20,
2012, Private Jacob Paul Wilson, USMC, received
the Marksmanship Award for scoring Highest
Expert Marksman among 213 recruits. He is
the son of Renee Wilson of Weyers Cave, Va.,
and the grandson of Abe and Diane Whitfield
of Perry, and Mary Ann and Bert Speir of Oak
Harbor, Wash. Wilson has two sisters, Alison and
Savannah.Wilson.


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Your

word

is your

bond

edmwalk@windstream.net By DELORES WALKER

Have you ever wondered what it would be like
to trust every person to be telling the absolute
truth?
As a child of the forties and fifties I felt this
way. I know now the trust wasn't built around
the people I met, it was based on the example my
Daddy set before me.
He was a man of extraordinary morals. He
guided his children with his example rather than
the concept of 'Do as I say, not as I do' that many
children are exposed to today.
Lest we forget, let me remind you, children are
well aware of the adults in their lives. They see
and hear and are molded into the adults they
become by those early encounters with those in
authority in their lives.
I don't have the official document bearing a
PhD. behind my name, but I do have the wisdom
of nearly 70 years of living where I have seen the
tried and true example of truth put to the test
and passed with flying colors.
Daddy taught, "A man's word is his bond." Mr.
Webster's dictionary defines the word bond like
this; A formal obligation--A thing that binds.
Daddy's definition, simply put, meant if you told
someone something, it should be the truth.
It is getting more difficult to find common
ground where truth reigns in today's society.
One of the so called "grey areas" seems to be
the political arena. Having worked the polls in
the recent primary, I heard more distrust in the
voices of the voters during this election than I
could ever recall. Most of them picked up their
ballot and gave their opinion that usually was,
"Guess I'll vote for the lesser of the two evils,
since neither one is telling the truth."
What a sad commentary on a society who was
founded on Christian values where truth is the
bedrock of our belief.
In this fading light of truth, it is the time for
all who hold strongly to values learned at the
knee of a parent or someone who helped mold
your character to stand up and declare, 'I've had
enough of this pandering you dish out, when you
know and I know it is exploiting the helpless and
robbing the future of our children."
Daddy always told us to judge the worth of a
man by his words, his handshake and if he looks
you directly in the eye as he talks to you.
It's a pretty good method. The Bible bears
out that the eyes are the gateway to the soul.
If they won't look you in the eye perhaps there
is something in their soul they want to keep
hidden.
I am an optimist. I believeithere are people who
are what they say they are. I believe there are
even politicians who are what they say they are.
Over the years and as recently as this week I had
the privilege of shaking the hands of some of the
finest men and women alive who appreciate the
opportunity to serve in the political field.
I made a judgment call based on the criteria of
truth Daddy taught me. I voted my conviction and
now I look forward to trusting these brave men
and women with my right to pursue happiness
and liberty in the land of the free and the brave.
The saga continues as we approach the
November General Election. Truth must be
protected by all who love her. No one but you
can cast your vote, it counts.


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AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at
Perry Shrine Club.
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays,
noon, Perry Elks Lodge on
Puckett Road.
MainStreet Perry: fourth
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Perry Historic
Station.
NAACP: first Sunday, 5 p.m., at
Jerkins Community Center.
Optimist Club: Thursday,
noon at Rosehead, downtown
Perry.
Perry Garden Club: third
Wednesday, 10 a.m.
Perry Elks Lodge: second and
fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187: first
and third Tues., 6 p.m., Masonic
Hall.
Perry Masonic Lodge 123:
meets first and third Monday,
7:30 p.m.
Perry Shrine Club: fourth
Thursday at 7 p.m. (club house
located on Courtney Road).
Perry Woman's Club: second
Wed., noon (September to
May).
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.
City Council: second and
fourth Tues., at 5:30 p.m.
County Commission: first
Mon. and third Tues. at 5:30 p.m.,
courthouse annex; workshop,
fourth Tues., 5 p.m.
Planning Board: first Thurs.,
6 p.m. Courthouse annex (old
post office).
Taylor County Construction
License Board Meeting: third
Fri., 2 p.m., courthouse annex.
Taylor County School Board:
first and third Tues., 6 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, 7 p.m., Foley
Airport terminal conference room.
Call 584-4329 for information.


Diabetes classes: every
Tuesday, 3 p.m., Doctors'
Memorial Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter:
second Monday, 7 p.m., Jerkins
Community Center.
Friends of the Taylor County
Public Library: last Monday


of the month, 5:30 p.m., public
library.
Girl Scouts Service Unit: first
Tuesday, 7 p.m., Scout Hut.
SHelping Hands of the Shelter:
second Tuesday, 6 p.m., Chamber
of Commerce.
Home Educators League of
Perry: Forest Capital Hall. Call
584-6866 or visit on-line htt:taylor.
ifas.ufl.edu.
Muskogee Creek Indian
Nation: second and fourth Sat.,
7 p.m. Tribal grounds, Lyman
Hendry Road.
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe:
second Saturday, 3 p.m., 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.
Parrot Heads in Perry-"dise"
Club: meets the second and
fourth Wednesday, 7 p.m. Call
843-1469 for location.
Pet adoptions: Taylor County
Animal Shelter, open Monday
through Friday. Call 838-3525.
Republican Party of Taylor
County: second Thursday,
6 p.m., at Rigoni's Cookhouse
on Highway 19 North. Call 584-
5878.
Taylor Adult Program (TAP):
Thursday, 10 a.m., 502 N.
Center Street. 223-0393.


Taylor Coastal Communities
Association: second Tuesday,
6 p.m., at the district building on
Beach Road.
Taylor County Amateur Radio
Club: first Tuesday, 7 p.m.,
Perry-Foley Airport conference
room.
Taylor County Brotherhood:
meets on Mondays, 7 p.m., at New
Brooklyn; every third Saturday,
9 a.m., at Stewart Memorial.
Taylor County Brotherhood
Choir: meets every Thursday,
6 p.m., at Stewart Memorial.
Chamber of Commerce:
second Thurs., 8 a.m., chamber
board room.
Taylor County Development
Authority: second Mon., noon,
at Historic Perry Station.
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:
practice roping every Friday,
7 p.m.; second
Saturday, registration,
3 p.m.; ride, 4 p.m. Arena is
located on Bishop Blvd. Free
admission.
Taylor County Quilters:
Tuesday, 10 a.m. to noon, public
library.
Taylor County Reef Research
Team: second Tuesday, 7 p.m.,


Forest Capital Hall.
Taylor County Senior Center:
Executive Board of Directors
meeting, every third Thursday.
Taylor County United:
second Mon., 7 p.m., Evangel
Christian Fellowship (1454
Courtney Road).
Tourism Development
Council: second Thurs.,
12 noon, Chamber of Commerce.
Whole Child Taylor-Shared
Service Network: fourth Mon.,
9 a.m., Alton H. Wentworth
AdMiriniir.nil. Complex.
Yarn Lovers Circle: first and
third Thursday, 9:30 a.m., Taylor
County Public Library.


AL-ANON: meets every
Thursday at noon, St. James
Episcopal Church.
Alcoholics Anonymous:
Monday, 7 p.m. and Thursday,
7 p.m. at the Serenity House,
1824 N. Jefferson St. Call 843-
3484.
Big Bend Hospice Advisory
Council: fourth Tuesday at
1 p.m., Big Bend Hospice office
(107 E. Green).
Celebrate Recovery: a non-
denominational, Christ-centered
recovery ministry meets
Thursday at 6 p.m., in the First
Baptist Church Youth Center (old
Citizens Bank building).


Narcotics Anonymous: Sun.,
Tues., Wed., Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat.,
12 noon Catholic Church of the
Immaculate Conception (Parish
Center), 2750 S. Byron Butler
Pkwy. For questions, call: (877)
340-5096.
Perry Winners Group of
Alcoholics Anonymous: Friday,
8 p.m.; Heritage House, 317 N.
Orange St.
The Way: (faith-based
12-step group for addicts
and alcoholics) Tuesday,
7:30 p.m., and Friday, 7 p.m.,
at the Serenity House, 1824 N.
Jefferson St. Call 672-0626.


AMVETS Post 20: third
Saturday, 9 a.m., at Golden
Corral Restaurant.
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
North Orange Street. Call 584-
5725 or 838-2045.
VFW Post #9225: second
Tuesday, 7 p.m. (American Legion
building).
If you would like to add your group
or organization to the community
calendar free of charge, e-mail
newsdesk@perrynewspapers.com


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Large yard sale. Sept. 1,2 & 3,
9 a.m. until, 14215 Beach Rd.
Combining two homes into one.
Furniture, kit items, computer
accessories, Christmas &
Halloween items, clocks, knick-
knacks, assorted tools, upholstery
fabric remnants and much more.
08/22 08/31

Garage Sale at 220 12th Street
"Backyard" Steinhatchee, (423)
241-9285 or (423) 241-9289.
Stainless steel prop, main and jib
sails with mast and hardware,
outboard motor mount, two deep
sea fishing rods and reels, tool
chest for pickup bed, 1/2 inch 4' x
8' plywood siding, patio chairs, 3
panels of aluminum siding, misc.
stainless steel bolts and nuts and
other stainless steel pieces, misc.
fabric, household, yard and
marine related items too
numerous to mention. Please
come by and browse. Sept. 1, 2, 3
& 4 from 8 a.m. until.
08/24 08-31



13' Shanu, brand new with 8
horse Yamaha motor, $1,500.
Black metal girl's vanity with stool,
$50. Call 843-5001
08/29 08/31

For Sale. Sofa, coffee tables, TV
entertainment centers, end tables,
kitchen table & chairs,
Chippendale chairs, roll-away
beds, 2 large down feather
cushions, metal shelving units,
camper top for Dodge Dakota. Call
(850) 578-2030.
08/17- 08/31


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Scrap
Metal and Junk
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850-838-5865


Cash for junk cars and trucks, free
removal. 7 days a week. Call (386)
658-1030 or (904) 887-8513.
08/10- 10/10

Yamaha trumpet for sale with two
mouth pieces in hard case. Asking
$300, call 223-1005.



Found, white dog in the Leisure
Retreat area. Call (850) 578-2362.
08/29 08/31


2008 Jacobsen 42x60 4/2
2008 Scotbilt 28x70 3/2
2005 Fleetwood 28x76 4/2
1996 Fleetwood 16x80 3/2
1997 Homes of Merit 28x60 4/2
Call (352) 303-8771
ALL LOT MODELS MUST GO
COME AND MAKE YOUR DEAL
(352) 493-9600.
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2BD/2BA, mobile home. $500
monthly, $500 deposit, no pets.
Call (850) 997-6184.
08/29 08/31

3 BD/1.5BA, mobile home. $450
monthly, $450 deposit, no pets.
Call (850) 997-6184.
08/29 08/31

3BR/2BA, DW on 2 acre lot.
CH&A, stove, refrigerator. Robert
Aman Rd., $750 monthly. Call
578-2240 or 843-1802.
08/29 08/31

1 bedroom house, 1 acre, great
location. No inside dogs, no more
than 2 adults/1 child. $400
monthly, $200 deposit, 584-8618.
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2 bedroom, 2 bath, s/w. Big yard
and very clean. Includes water
and lawn care, $500 monthly,
$500 security deposit. Call (386)
776-2405.
08/29 08/31

Taking applications for 2 BD/2
Bath home located in Everetts
Mobile Home Park. Includes
water, sewer and garbage, $480
monthly, $300 .deposit.
References required, apply in
person at Perry Repo Outlet, Ms.
Betty 584-7094.
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35' camper on private lot, fully
furnished with washer and dryer,
electric and water included, $400
monthly, $250 deposit. 843-4305.
08/24- 09/19

2BR/2BA, S/W. Includes water,
sewer and lawn care. Proof of
income and references required.
$500 monthly, $500 security
deposit. Call (386) 776-2405.
08/17- 08/29

Seeking alcohol/drug free person
to rent room in my home.
Everything furnished, $100
weekly. Call 295-2045 or 672-
4089. Male Chihuahua $75.
BW, tfn

3/BD, 2/BA, located off Puckett
Road on Oxford Street. $650
monthly and $300 deposit. Call
584-7094 for application
information. Must have excellent
references.
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Woodridge Apartments
Accepting applications for 1, 2,
and 3 BR HC and Non-HC
accessible apartments. HUD
vouchers considered. Call 850-
584-5668. 709 W. Church St.,
Perry, FL 32348 TDD 711. 'This
institution is an equal opportunity
provider, and employer."
WGA, tfn

Beautiful fully furnished and newly
remodeled 1 bedroom, 1 bath
apartment. Fenced patio, family
room, kitchen with dining room.
Includes cable, electric, water and
garbage. $240 weekly, $950
monthly and $50 deposit. Call
(305) 970-1653.
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Madison County Memorial Hospital

Now Hiring:

RN's, Full Time and as needed

Full Time Transcriptionist

Please contact Human Resources
(850) 973-2271 ext. 1906
EOE/DFW


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OLD COINS AND ALMOST


ANYTHING ELSE OF VALUE


900 sq. ft. office spaces. 1,000 S.
Jefferson St. One office is divided
into 3 sub offices and the other
office is open space. Call 850-
371-1568.
07/20 08/31

Westgate Rooms available for
rent. refrigerator, microwave, TV
w/cable, AC/Heater. Everything
included. $175- $240 weekly, $40
daily, $595-$635 per month.
RV sites $20 daily, $100 weekly,
$350 monthly. Tax included. 1627
S. Byron Butler Pkwy. 850-299-
6554.
LS, tfn

Rooms available at Skylark Motel
everything included for monthly
$595 (required $45 deposit),
$175-$240 weekly or $40 daily
(tax included). 317 N. Byron Butler
Pkwy. (305) 970-1653.
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TREE CAPITAL


TIDEWATER APARTMENTS
--Under New Management --
2- 3 BR apartments available.
Special Move-In Pkg. Rent
based on income. Water/Gas
furnished. On-site Laundry.
Close to City/Water Parks,
Boys & Girls Club, and
Shopping Plazas. Public
Transportation available.
Call 850-584-6842.
TDD 711, EHO.
Section 8 Affordable Multifamily,
Housing
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Very clean 2BR/2BA mobile home
situated on nice, shady lot with
large screened porch, screened
patio, covered porch entrance.
$650 monthly, includes, stove,
refrigerator, dishwasher, washer
and hookup for dryer. Property
located at 2789 Johnson Stripling
Rd. Deposit required with
references. Please call 838-5716.
08/03 08/29

2 bedroom, 2 bath. double wide
with some recent renovations.
Nice country setting 5 minutes
north of Perry. Nopets, no
smokers. Call 838-5338.
08/08- 08/31, AR

STEINHATCHEE
PLACE RESORT
Furnished 1 and 2 bedroom
apartments for rent $600 to $800.
Included with rent is full cable t.v.,
Internet, hot tub, one block, one
block to river and new boat
landing. Call 352-498-7740 if no
answer 813-677-9640.
SPR, tfn



RIVERFRONT LOT FOR SALE
Want to own this part of 'The
Suwannee River?"
Priced to Sell!!!!
Located in Lafayette County,
Mayo, Florida.
.75 acres for only $36,500!!!
Now Accepting Offers
Call Cynthia for more information
(850) 223-7152
or Visit our website: bcfcu.coop
BCFCU
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House and garage apartment for
sale close to downtown. 3,300 sq.
ft. house with 3 bedrooms, 2.5
bath on 2 city lots and a 550 sq. ft.
garage apartment on 1 city lot.
Garage apartment provides a
great investment income. Special
house features custom kitchen
cabinets, wood and tile floor and a
spacious floor plan to
accommodate family fun and
entertaining. $198,000, call (850)
371-1800.
08/17- 09/07
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REGISTERED NURSES
Employment Opporunities

ER, ICU, Med-Surg

& Home Health
Full-time & Float Pool

Home Health P.T.A.


Sonographer (Flex Pool)
diana@doctorsmemorial.com
www.doctorsmemorial.com
(850) 584-0866 or 0635
Fax: (850) 584-0661
EOE/DFWP


For sale or rent to own. House in
Ocean Pond subdivision only 5
miles from Keaton Beach, FL.
1,568 sq. ft. of living area 3
bedroom, 2 bath new house with
all new appliances, carpet and
hardwood flooring. Open kitchen
living room area sitting on 2 acres
of land ready to move in.
REDUCED to $129,500. Call
(850) 672-0536.
08/17- 09/28

Advertise in the Taco
Times.
Call 584-5513

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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Home for sale. 3BD/2BA tri-level
floor plan, LR/DR with fireplace,
family room with fireplace, kitchen,
breakfast area, office, large rec.
room, patio, pool, large storage
building, 3 acres m/I, 2,592 sq. ft.
121 Shady Oaks Dr. (off
Plantation). (850) 584-7687 or
843-5512.
08/22 09/28



For sale. 2002 Suburban 204,000
miles. Well maintained and in
good condition. $5,000, call (850)
371-1800.
08/17 09/07



Boys & Girls Club of North Central
Florida is seeking Program Staff
personnel. Must be at least 18
years old and enjoy working with
children. Position requires a high
school diploma and no criminal
history. One Program Staff is
needed at the Steinhatchee Unit
and one in Perry. This is a part-
time position. Please email your
resume to
emily_ketring@bgcncfl.org
08/24- 09/05
B&GC

Retail and Food Service Manager
needed immediate opening in a
progressive and growing company
requires previous experience in
retail or food service
management. Including store
scheduling, P&L, marketing and
expense control. Compensation
based on skills and experience.
Vacation, sick and health benefits
available. Resume and references
required. Apply by mail, PO. Box
923, Perry, FL 32348.
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Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer
District is seeking a
water/wastewater field assistant
trainee. Applicants must have a
high school diploma or equivalent
and a valid Florida Drivers license
with a clean record. To review the
complete job description you may
visit our website at tcwsd.org or
request a copy by contacting the
district office at 18820 Beach
Road, Perry, Florida or by calling
(850) 578-3043. Interested
applicants may obtain an
application by visiting the website
or contacting the district office.
Applications will be received until
4 p.m. on August 31, 2012.
EOE/Drug Free Workplace
08/24 08/29
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Be Customer Service Oriented
Stop by the facility to learn more
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Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. has an opening for a full-time Manager
of Engineering in our Madison Office. The candidate is required to have a
Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from an ABET accredited
curriculum. Five or more years of responsible electric utility experience is
preferred, as well as strong supervisory experience. The candidate must also
have excellent problem solving skills and be able to effectively plan, design,
prepare and organize technical projects and new organization initiatives.
The Cooperative offers competitive salary and benefits.
Tri-County is an EOE and DFWP.
Please send resume and completed Tri-County Employment Application
Form, which is available at any TCEC office or online at www.tcec.com,
before September 17 to:
Stephanie Carroll
scarroll@tcec.com
Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc.
2862 West US 90
Madison, FL 32340


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DEADLINES:
The deadlines for classified ads are Monday by
5 p.m. for the Taco Times and Wednesday by
5 p.m. for the Perry News- Herald.



mall ads...big deals!





Personal Care Provider FLOORING
Candidate must .have a HS Carpet, Vinyl and Repairs. Wil
Diploma, CNA background and beat all prices. Call 850-838-9050
nust pass FDLE clearance. If no answer please a leave
Please call 295-3622 to schedule message.
an interview.
)8/29 08/31 A to Z Farm and Lawn Service
Land clearing, tree trimming
Cross City Rehab removal, dump truck service
Social Worker needed full time, harrowing, bush hog mowing, rake
experience preferred. Email work, dirt leveling and complete
esume to lawn service. Call 584-6737.
cropayr@healthtiguegroup.com or AZ, tfn
all Maria (352) 498-2005.
18/29 CC, tfn Sesock Tree Service
Free (and best) Estimates
ACCOUNTING POSITION Dependable & Reliable
immediate opening for someone Licensed & Insured
vith accounting skills. May be Trees Trimmed
legreed and/or experienced. Must Trees Removed
be competent and enjoy working Stumps Ground
with numbers. Hours 8:00 a.m. 52' bucket Truck
i:00 p.m. Compensation open, Bobcat/Grabbler
based on skills. Normal vacation, Accepts Credit Cards
sick leave, holiday pay. Bring (850) 584-2027
esume, work and salary history, (850) 591-8301 cell.
along with references. Please 08/24 -09/19
apply in person. Ware Oil &
Supply Co. Inc., 2715 S. Byron JM Handyman Home Repairs
Butler Pkwy., Perry, FL 32348. LLC Pressure washing, painting
WO, tfn concrete, wood decks, Ceramic
tile, laminate wood available
aylor County Board of County Mobile Home Repairs, RV Leak
commissioners Repairs. 838-6077 or 584-2270.
:ire Fighter/Paramedic (full JM, tfn
me) -$11.10/hr
1EO I,Truck Driver (part time)- TALL TIMBER TREE SERVICE
9.31/hr *Stump Grinding
applicationss and job description *Tree Trimming
an be obtained from *Tree Removal
iww.taylorcountygov.com *Debris Removal
VOBILE CAREER LAB at Perry *Bucket truck use
Square (Save-A-Lot and Goodwill *Bush Hogging
larking lot) on Tuesdays, -Pressure Washing
Vednesdays, or Thursdays 9:00 *Free Estimates* and
i.m. 4:00 p.m.; or Workforce. *Great Rates*
positionss are open until filled. Call today!
aylor County Board of 850-838-5923 or 850-584-8191
commissionerss is an EOE, VP, DT Mark A. Moneyhan
and background checking Licensed and Insured
Employer. Certified Quality Specialist.
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hour prep class. No GED required
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IN THE COUNTY COURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO 62-2012-CC-144-00A-01
STEVEN L. FAULKNER
LEEANN FAULKNER

Plaintiff,
DONALD R O'LEARY AND
MARILYN O'LEARY
IN REF: 1976 SUMMERHILL
DOUBLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME
VIN#20714R,20714L
NOTICE OF ACTION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A
PETITION TO DETERMINE
OWNERSHIP OF A MOBILE HOME
DESCRIBED AS 1976 SUMMERHILL
DOUBLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME
AND WHOSE VIN#20714R,
20714L, HAS BEEN FILED AND YOU
ARE REQUIRED TO SERVE A COPY
OF YOUR WRITTEN OBJECTIONS, IF
ANY, ON STEVEN L FAULKNER AND
LEE ANN FAULKNER, 1505
AMBERWOOD CREEK DR. NW,
KENNESAW, GA 30152 WHO IS THE
PETITIONER, ON OR BEFORE
SEPTEMBER 17, 2012, AND FILE THE
ORIGINAL WITH THE CLERK OF THE
COURT EITHER BEFORE SERVICE
ON THE PETITIONER, OR
IMMEDIATELY THEREAFTER;
OTHERWISE, A DEFAULT WILL BE
ENTERED FOR THE RELIEF
DEMANDED IN THE PETITION.
WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF
THIS COURT ON THE 17TH DAY OF
AUGUST, 2012 AT TAYLOR
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: SALINA FORD
DEPUTY CLERK


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR LEON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 37 2012 CA 002081
VALIDATION OF NOT
EXCEEDING $875,000
BIG BEND WATER AUTHORITY
WATER AND SEWER REVENUE
BONDS, SERIES 2012
BIG BEND WATER AUTHORITY,
a public body corporate and
politic
of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
v.
STATE OF FLORIDA, and the
Taxpayers,
Property Owners and Citizens of
the Counties of Taylor and Dixie,
including nonresidents owning
property or subject to
taxation therein, and all others
having or claiming any right, title
or interest in property to be
affected by the issuance by
Plaintiff of the Bonds, herein
described, or to be affected in
any way thereby,
Defendants.


ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
THROUGH THE STATE ATTORNEY
FOR THE SECOND JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, THE STATE
ATTORNEY FOR THE THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
THE SEVERAL PROPERTY OWNERS,
TAXPAYERS AND CITIZENS OF THE
COUNTIES OF TAYLOR AND DIXIE,
INCLUDING NONRESIDENTS
OWNING PROPERTY OR SUBJECT
TO TAXATION THEREIN, AND ALL
OTHERS HAVING OR CLAIMING
ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN
PROPERTY TO BE AFFECTED BY THE
ISSUANCE BY PLAINTIFF OF BONDS
HEREINAFTER MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED, OR TO
BE AFFECTED IN ANY WAY
THEREBY:
You and each of you are hereby
required to appear on the 11th
day of September, 2012, at 4:00
o'clock p.m., before the Circuit
Court for the Second Judicial
Circuit, at Room 365-B in the Leon
County Courthouse, in
Tallahassee, Florida, and to show
cause why the Complaint filed in
this action should not be
granted, and the Bonds therein
described and the proceedings
authorizing the issuance thereof
validated and confirmed, said
Bonds being designated "Big
Bend Water Authority Water and
Sewer Revenue Bonds, Series
2012" in an aggregate principal
amount not to exceed $875,000,
a more particular description of
said Bonds being contained in
the Complaint filed in this action.
This Order to Show Cause shall be
published in the manner required
by Section 75.06, Florida Statutes,
as amended, in the Tallahassee
Democrat, a newspaper
published and of general
circulation in Leon County,
Florida, the Perry News, a
newspaper published and of
general circulation in Taylor
County and the Dixie County
Times, a newspaper published
and of general circulation in
Dixie County, once each week
for two consecutive weeks prior
to the date of the hearing set
forth in the preceding
paragraph, the first publication
to be at least twenty (20) days
prior to said date.
DONE AND ORDERED at
Tallahassee, Leon County,
Florida, this 9th day of July, 2012.
John Cooper
Circuit Judge


PUBLIC MEETING
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
Please take notice that the Three
Rivers Regional Library Board will
hold a Board Meeting on


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Thursday, September 13, at 7:00
p.m., at the Taylor County Public
Library, in Perry, Florida.
All interested persons are invited
to attend and be heard. Please
be advised, that if a person
decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect
to any matter considered at such
hearing, that person will need a
record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
"Person with disabilities
requesting reasonable
accommodations to participate
in this proceeding should
contact (850) 838-3506 (Voice &
TDD or via Florida Relay Service
at (800) 955-8771."



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2012-311-CA
RALPH H. CORREA,
8026 Airport Grade
Perry, Florida 32348
Plaintiff,
vs.
DEBORAH MILLER,
8032 Airport Grade
Perry, Florida 32348
Defendant.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DEBORAH MILLER,
8032 Airport Grade
Perry, Florida 32348
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to enforce a
Mediation Agreement on the
following property in Taylor
County, Florida:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN
SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH,
RANGE 10 EAST, MADISON
COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE
NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID
SECTION 1, AND RUN SOUTH 00
DEGREES 06 MINUTES 49
SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF
3,273.86 FEET; THENCE NORTH 90
DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00
SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF
2,215.16 FEET; TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING, FROM SAID POINT
OF BEGINNING RUN SOUTH 00
DEGREES 33 MINUTES 10
SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF
1,964.01 FEET; TO THE NORTHERLY
RIGHT OF WAY OF NE BELLVILLE
ROAD; THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 22 MINUTES 30
SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID


RIGHT OF WAY, A DISTANCE OF
30.00 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID
RIGHT OF WAY RUN NORTH 00
DEGREES 33 MINUTES 10
SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF
1,055.55 FEET; TIENCE NORTH 90
DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00
SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF
417.99 FEET: THENCE NORTH 00
DEGREES 26 MINUTES 55
SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF
908.11 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 90
DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00
SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF
449.64 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING CONTAINING 10.08
ACRES, MORE LESS.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on E. Bailey Browning III,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is Post Office Drawer 652,
Madison, Florida 32341, on or
before October 1, 2012, and file
the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
Dated August 22, 2012.
HON. ANNIE MAE MURPHY, CLERK
OF COURT, TAYLOR COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
BY: /s/ Annie Mae Murphy
Deputy Clerk
Date of Publication: 08/29/2012,
09/05/2012, 09/12/2012,
09/19/2012



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR TAYLOR
COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
CASE NO. 2009-CA-000444
US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROGERS, PHILLIP, et. al,
Defendants.
/
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Final
Judgment entered in Case No.
2009-CA-000444 of the Circuit
Court of the Judicial Circuit in
and for TAYLOR County, Florida,
wherein, US BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff, and, ROGERS, PHILLIP, et.
al., are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest bidder for cash at the
West Door of the Courthouse, at
the hour of 11:00 a.m., on the 4th
day of October, 2012, the
following described property;
LEGAL DESCRIPTION IS ATTACHED
HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"
Any person claiming an interest


in the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the lis pendens
must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
DATED this 21 day of Aug. 2012.
Clerk Circuit Court
BY: Marti Lee DC
Deputy Clerk
Publish in The Perry News Herald
Submitted By: GREENSPOON
MARDER, P.A.,
IMPORTANT
If you are a person with a
disability who needs any
accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding,
you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact the
Clerk of the Court's disability
coordinator at least 7 days
before your scheduled court
appearance, or immediately
upon receiving this notification if
the time before the scheduled
appearance is less than 7 days; if
you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 711,(26293.0511)
Exhibit "A"
Legal Description
All that certain parcel of land
situate in the County of Taylor
and State of Florida being
described as follows:
Commence at the Southwest
corner of the Northwest Quarter
of the Northwest Quarter of
section 13, Township 4 South,
Range 7 East, Taylor County,
Florida and run North 89 degrees
19 minutes 03 seconds East
327.09 feet to a point on the
Westerly right-of-way line of U.S.
Highway 221, thence North 16
degrees 48 minutes 26 seconds
West, along said right-of-way line
439.38 feet to a point, thence
North 17 degrees 03 minutes 47
seconds West 292.01 feet to the
pojnt of beginning, thence from
said point of beginning run North
88 degrees 37 minutes 58
seconds West 937.13 feet to a
point, thence North 00 degrees
20 minutes 19 seconds West
597.45 feet to a point on the
North boundary of Section 14,
thence North 89 degrees 18
minutes 45 seconds East 389.56
feet to the Northeast corner of
the Knowles property, as
described in the Public Records
of Taylor County, Florida in
Official Record Book 513 Page
414, thence run South 00 degrees
32 minutes 52 seconds East,
along the West boundary of said
Knowles property, 206.19 feet to
the Southwest corner of said
Knowles property, thence North
89 degrees 15 minutes 09
seconds East, along the South
boundary of Knowles property,
418.86 feet to a point on the
Westerly right-of-way line of said


U.S. Highway 221, thence South
17 degrees 03 minutes 47
seconds East, along said right-of-
way line 443.29 feet to the point
of beginning, containing 10.00
acres, more or less,


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 12-499CP
Division: Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WALTER DELMAR TAYLOR,
Deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate
of WALTER DELMAR TAYLOR,
Deceased, File Number 12-
499CP, is pending in the Taylor
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 108 North
Jefferson Street, Perry, Florida
32347. The names and addresses
of the personal representative
and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
Al persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that
challenge the validity of the will,
the qualifications of the personal
representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of this Court are
required to files their objections
with this,Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent anc
other persons having claims ol
demands against the decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is served within three
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file
their claim with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
Attorney of Persona
Representative:
Rayford H. Taylor
Post Office Box 548
Buford, Georgia 30515-0548
Telephone 404.353.2229
Florida Bar No: 184768
Personal Representative:
Rayford H. Taylor
Post Office Box 548
Buford, Georgia 30515-0548


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PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENTS
TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 6,
2012
NOTICE OF ELECTION
I, Kenneth W. Detzner, Secretary
of State of the State of Florida,
do hereby give notice that an
election will be held In each
county In Florida, on November
6, 2012, for the ratification or
rejection of proposed revisions
to the constitution of the State of
Florida.
NO. 1
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 28
(Legislative)
Ballot Title: HEALTH CARE
SERVICES.-
Ballot Summary: Proposing an
amendment to the State
Constitution to prohibit laws or
rules from compelling any person
or employer to purchase, obtain,
or otherwise provide for health
care coverage; permit a person
or an employer to purchase
lawful health care services
directly from a health care
provider; permit a health care
provider to accept direct
payment from a person or an
employer for lawful health care
services; exempt persons,
employers, and health care
providers from penalties and
taxes for paying directly or
accepting direct payment for
lawful health care services; and
prohibit laws or rules from
abolishing the private market for
health care coverage of any
lawful health care service.
Specifies that the amendment
does not affect which health
care services a health care
provider is required to perform or
provide; affect which health
care services are permitted by
law; prohibit care provided
pursuant to general law relating
to workers' compensation;
affect laws or rules in effect as of
March 1, 2010; affect the terms
or conditions of any health care
system to the extent that those
terms and conditions do not
have the effect of punishing a
person or an employer for
paying directly for lawful health
care services or a health care
provider for accepting direct
payment from a person or an
employer for lawful health care
services; or affect any general
law passed by two-thirds vote of
the membership of each house
of the Legislature, passed after
the effective date of the
amendment, provided such law
states with specificity the public
necessity justifying the
exceptions from the provisions of
the amendment. The
amendment expressly provides
that it may not be construed to
prohibit negotiated provisions in
insurance contracts, network
agreements, or other provider
agreements contractually
limiting copayments,
coinsurance, deductibles, or
other patient charges.
Full Text:
ARTICLE I
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
SECTION 28. Health care
services.-
(a) To preserve the freedom of
all residents of the state to
provide for their own health
care:
(1) A law or rule may not
compel, directly or indirectly,
any person or employer to
purchase, obtain, or otherwise
provide for health care
coverage.
(2) A person or an employer
may pay directly for lawful
health care services and may
not be required to pay penalties
or taxes for pavina directly for
lawful health care services, A
health care provider may
accept direct payment for
lawful health care services and
may not be required to Day
penalties or taxes for accepting
direct payment from a person or
an employer for lawful health
care services.
(b) The- private market for
health care coverage of any
lawful health care service may
not be abolished by law or rule.
(c) This section does not:
(11 Affect which health care
services a health care provider is
required to perform or provide,
(2) Affect which health care
services are permitted by law.
(3) Prohibit care provided
pursuant to general law relating
to workers' compensation.
(4) Affect laws or rules in
effect as of March 1, 2010.
(5) Affect the terms or
conditions of any health care
system to the extent that those
terms and conditions do not
have the effect of punishing a
person or an employer for
paving directly for lawful health
care services or a health care
provider for acceotina direct
payment from a person or an
employer for lawful health care
services, except that this section
may not be construed to prohibit
any negotiated provision in any
insurance contract, network
agreement, or other provider
agreement contractually limiting
cooavments, coinsurance,
deductibles, or other patient

(6) Affect any general law
passed by a two-thirds vote of
the membership of each house
of the legislature after the
effective date of this section, If
the law states with specificity the
public 'necessity that justifies an
exception from this section.
(dl As used in this section, the
term


(1) "Compel" Includes the
imposition of penalties or taxes.
(2) "Direct payment" or "pay
directly" means payment for
lawful health care services
without a public or private third
party, not including an employer,
pavina for any portion of the
service,
(3) "Health care system"
means any public or private
entity whose function or purpose
is the management of,
processing of, enrollment of
individuals for, or payment, In full
or in part, for health care
services, health care data, or
health care information for its
participants.
(4) "Lawful health care
services" means any health-
related service or treatment, to
the extent that the service or
treatment is permitted or not
prohibited by law or regulation
at the time the service or
treatment is rendered, which


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may be provided by persons or
businesses otherwise permitted
to offer such services.
(5) "Penalties or taxes" means
any civil or criminal penalty or
fine, tax, salary or wage
withholding or surcharge, or
named fee with a similar effect
established by low or rule by an
agency established created, or
controlled by the government
which is used to punish or
discourage the exercise of rights
protected under this section. For
purposes of this section only, the
term "rule by an agency" may
not be construed to mean any
negotiated provision in any
insurance contract, network
agreement, or other provider
agreement contractually limiting
copayments, coinsurance,
deductibles, or other patient
choraes.
NO. 2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32
(Legislative)
Ballot Title: VETERANS DISABLED
DUE TO COMBAT INJURY;
HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX
DISCOUNT.-
Ballot Summary: Proposing an
amendment to Section 6 of
Article VII and the creation of
Section 32 of Article XII of the
State Constitution to expand the
availability of the property
discount on the homesteads of
veterans who become disabled
as the result of a combat injury to
include those who were not
Florida residents when they
entered the military and
schedule the amendment to
take effect January 1, 2013.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 6. Homestead
exemptions.-
(a) Every person who has the
legal or equitable title to real
estate and maintains thereon
the permanent residence of the
owner, or another legally or
naturally dependent upon the
owner, shall be exempt from
taxation thereon, except
assessments for special benefits,
up to the assessed valuation of
twenty-five thousand dollars
and, for all levies other than
school district levies, on the
assessed valuation greater than
fifty thousand dollars and up to
seventy-five thousand dollars,
upon establishment of right
thereto in the manner prescribed
by law. The real estate may be
held by legal or equitable title,
by the entireties, jointly, in
common, as a condominium, or
indirectly by stock ownership or
membership representing the
owner's or member's proprietary
interest in a corporation owning
a fee or a leasehold initially in
excess of ninety-eight years. The
exemption shall not apply with
respect to any assessment roll
until such roll Is first determined to
be in compliance with the
provisions of section 4 by a state
agency designated by general
law. This exemption is repealed
on the effective date of any
amendment to this Article which
provides for the assessment of
homestead property at less than
just value.
(b) Not more than one
exemption shall be allowed any
individual or family unit or with
respect to any residential unit,
No exemption shall exceed the
value of the real estate.
assessable to the owner or, in
case of ownership through stock
or membership In a corporation,
the value of the proportion
which the interest in the
corporation bears to the
assessed value of the property,
(c) By general law and
subject to conditions specified
therein, the Legislature may
provide to renters, who are
permanent residents, ad
valorem tax relief on all ad
valorem tax levies. Such ad
valorem tax relief shall be in the
form and amount established by
general law.
(d) The legislature may, by
general law, allow counties or
municipalities, for the purpose of
their respective tax levies and
subject to the provisions of
general law, to grant an
additional homestead tax
exemption not exceeding fifty
thousand dollars to any person
who has the legal or equitable
title to real estate and maintains
thereon the permanent
residence of the owner and who
has attained age sixty-five and
whose household incOme, as
defined by general law, does
not exceed twenty thousand
dollars. The general law must
allow counties and
municipalities to grant this
additional exemption, within the
limits prescribed in this
subsection, by ordinance
adopted in the manner
prescribed by general law, and
must provide for the periodic
adjustment of the Income
limitation prescribed in this
subsection for changes In the
cost of living.
(e) Each veteran who Is age
65 or older who is partially or
totally permanently disabled
shall receive a discount from the
amount of the ad valorem tax
otherwise owed on homestead
property the veteran owns and
resides in if the disability was
combat related, tho 'eroton
"as a rasidont of thio stata at tho

s:..i. at tho Unitd .. tat. and
the veteran was honorably
discharged upon separation
from military service. The
discount shall be in a
percentage equal to the
percentage of the veteran's
permanent, service-connected
disability as determined by the
United States Department of


Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the
discount granted by this
subsection, an applicant must
submit to the county property
appraiser, by March 1, pfwe-ef
r'idoron'' at tha imo of ontoring
mlie-y oorowee, an official letter
from the United States
Department of Veterans Affairs
stating the percentage of the
veteran's service-connected
disability and such evidence
that reasonably identifies the
disability as combat related, and
a copy of the veteran's
honorable discharge. If the
property appraiser denies the
request for a discount, the
appraiser must notify the


applicant in writing of the
reasons for the denial, and the
veteran may reapply, The
Legislature may, by general law,
waive the annual application
requirement In subsequent years.
This subsection ch"l t'c4 effee4t
Doeembeotr 7 206, is self-
executing, and does not require
implementing legislation,
ARTICLE Xli
SCHEDULE
SECTION 32, Veterans disabled
due to combat inlur;
homestead property tax
discount,--The amendment to
subsection (e) of Section 6 of
Article VII relating to the
homestead property tax
discount for veterans who
became disabled as the result of
a combat injury shall take effect
January 1, 2013.
NO. 3
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 1 and 19
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32
(Legislative)
Ballot Title: STATE GOVERNMENT
REVENUE LIMITATION.-
Ballot Summary: This proposed
amendment to the State
Constitution replaces the existing
state revenue limitation based
on Florida personal income
growth with a new state revenue
limitation based on Inflation and
population changes. Under the
amendment, state revenues, as
defined In the amendment,
collected in excess of the
revenue limitation must be
deposited into the budget
stabilization fund until the fund
reaches Its maximum balance,
and thereafter shall be used for
the support and maintenance of
public schools by reducing the
minimum financial effort
required from school districts for
participation in a state-funded
education finance program, or, if
the minimum financial effort is no
longer required, returned to the
taxpayers. The Legislature may
increase the state revenue
limitation through a bill
approved by a super majority
vote of each house of the
Legislature. The Legislature may
also submit a proposed increase
in the state revenue limitation to
the voters. The Legislature must
implement this proposed
amendment by general law. The
amendment will take effect
upon approval by the electors
and will first apply to the 2014-
2015 state fiscal year.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 1. Taxation;
appropriations; state expenses.
8t9to ro.onuo lim:ittoA.-
(a) No tax shall be levied
except in pursuance of law. No
state ad valorem taxes shall be
levied upon real estate or
tangible personal property. All
other forms of taxation shall be
preempted to the state except
as provided by general law.
(b) Motor vehicles, boats,
airplanes, trailers, trailer coaches
and mobile homes, as defined
by law, shall be subject to a
license tax for their operation in
the +amounts and for the
purposes prescribed by law, but
shall not be subject to ad
valorem taxes.
(c) No money shall be drawn
from the treasury except in
pursuance of appropriation
made by law.
(d) Provision shall be made by
law for raising sufficient revenue
to defray the expenses of the
state for each fiscal period,
(o) Sxoopt at pro'.'idGEd heroin,
otato ro''onuos o6llotod. for anRr'
fi8oal lyor shall ho limit d to
otato rooanuo all.aooE d undorl
thic cubsootIOn far tho priot fieal

growth A.u.od in thi
Scubootion, "gro.'th" moanr an
amount ogual to tha o''orago
.annual r ,a of r.....th in Florid
poroonal income ovaor tho most
rooont tEnty g'quartoro timaO tho

thi Suo...oot'i n for tho prior fiooal


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19rF. P r tho 199. 196 fio$ A l

uhnor thio sutosootion for tho prior


1996 fiool yoar. lori.da porsonal
inoomo shall bo dotorminad by
tho logiOlatura, from information
-81a9labl6 from tho Ufnitfod R 1 :St
Dopartmont of Commorco or itS
cIoos sor on tho fir. t do','. of
POIBruar pi to tho beginning
of tho fi4oal yar. S9+f0 ro'.'onuos
oolloctod for an'. tioal oar In
OAOS. of t.hic limifttion hall ho
8ranOforrod to 9- h 0udgot
stab!isatlon fund until tho fund
rooohcs tho maximum balonco
spocitiod in Eatlon 19?(g) of


provo.did d b'y gon. ra. l I at-I Eo-

subcccfiln f.r any. fical .r...
mar.. hoinralowd h,'na t.io
third: olta of tho momborship of
eoah houso of tho loglilaturo In a
ooparato bill that contain: no
othor 'ubjoof and that sot: forth
tho dollar amount b'' which tho
otato govern entuo aood will bo
Inoroasod Tho "oto may not bo
cln los- than ivnt',' twoi
Chouro aftor tho third reading of
tho bill. for purpocos at thio
subsaptiohn -"saf raroonuao"
moano taxos. ftood, lconsoo and
ohargos for sor'.'loos imposed by
tho loglolaturo on Indi'viduals.
buCinossas. or ag"noio" "utoi"'

"otartarovonuoo" daes- not
Inoludo' rovonuoc- tht tar

raguiromontofot forth in
dopumonts authorizing- 19
iccuanoc of bond: by tho :t10to
ronvouoo that arc- ul-d to
prov.'ido mafohing fund: for tho
fodarcl Mdloaicld program w,','ith
fho oxnoption of tho rovonuoo


uod- te support th P'Public
odlaopl Aio+ptanoo Tru+t Fund or

th onxcoption otf .tot. matching
fund ucsod to fund olo, toi',,
oi.pan. in made aft+ JUl, 1.
4199 prooood from tho ctato
lottor',' roturnad w as priz:;i
rooilptO of tho Florlda H'Urrlroan

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from tar:oS, lioncSG, face, and
ohargo to frpo or'l'icG roquirod to
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SECTION 19, State revenue
gimitation.-
(a) STATE REVENUE
LIMITATION--Except as provided
in this section, state revenues
collected in any fiscal year are
limited as follows:
(1) For the 2014-2015 fiscal
year, state revenues are limited
to an amount eaudl to the state
revenues collected during the
2013-2014 fiscal year multiplied
by the sum of the adjustment for
growth plus four one-hundredths.
(2) For the 2015-2016 fiscal
year, state revenues are limited
to an amount eaual to the state
revenue limitation for fiscal year
2014-2015 multiplied by the sum
of the adjustment for growth plus
three one-hundredths.
(3) For the 2016-2017 fiscal
year, state revenues are limited
to an amount eaual to the state
revenue limitation for fiscal year
2015-2016 multiplied by the sum
of the adjustment for growth plus
two one-hundredths.
(4) For the 2017-2018 fiscal
year, state revenues are limited
to an amount eaual to the state
revenue limitation for fiscal year
2016-2017 multiplied by the sum
of the adjustment for growth plus
one one-hundredth.
(5) For the 2018-2019 fiscal
year and thereafter, state
revenues are limited to an
amount eaual to the state
revenue limitation for the
previous fiscal year multiplied by
the adjustment for growth,
(6) The adjustment for growth
for a fiscal year shall be
determined by March 1
preceding the fiscal year usina
the latest Information available,
Once the adjustment for growth
is determined for a fiscal year, it
may not be changed based on
revisions to the Information used
to make the determination.
(b) REVENUES IN EXCESS OF
THE LIMITATION,-State revenues
collected in any fiscal year in
excess of the revenue limitation
shall be transferred to the
budget stabilization fund until
the fund reaches the maximum
balance specified in Section
19(a) of Article III, and thereafter
shall be used for the support and
maintenance of public schools
by reducing the minimum
financial effort required from
school districts for participation in
a state-funded education
finance program, or, if the
minimum financial effort is no
longer required, returned to
taxpayers as provided by
general law.
(c) AUTHORITY OF THE
LEGISLATURE TO INCREASE THE
REVENUE LIMITATION-
(1) The state revenue
limitation for any fiscal year may
be increased by a two-thirds
vote of the membership of each
house of the legislature. Unless
otherwise provided by the bill
increasing the revenue
limitation, the increased revenue
limitation enacted under this
paragraph shall be used to
determine the revenue limitation
for future fiscal years.
(2) The state revenue
limitation for any one fiscal year
may be increased by a three-
fifths vote of the membership of
each house of the legislature.
Increases to the revenue
limitation enacted under this
paragraoh must be disreaarded
when determining the revenue
limitation in subsequent fiscal
years.
(3) A bill increasing the
revenue limitation may not
contain any other subject and
must set forth the dollar amount
by which the state revenue
limitation will be increased. The
vote may not be taken less than
seventy-two hours after the third
reading in either house of the
legislature of the bill in the form
that will be presented to'the
governor.
(d) AUTHORITY OF THE
ELECTORS TO INCREASE THE
REVENUE LIMITATION.-The
legislature may propose an
increase in the state revenue
limitation pursuant to a
concurrent resolution enacted
by a three-fifths vote of the
membership of each house. The
proposed increase shall be
submitted to the electors at the
next general election held more
than ninety days after the
resolution Is filed with the
custodian of state records,
However, the legislature may
submit the proposed increase at
an earlier special election held
more than ninety days after it is
filed with the custodian of state
records pursuant to a law
enacted by the affirmative vote
of three-fourths of the
membership of each house of
the legislature. The resolution
must set forth the dollar amount
by which the state revenue
limitation will be increased,
Unless otherwise provided in the
resolution, the increased
revenue limitation shall be used
to determine the revenue
limitation for future fiscal years.
The proposed increase shall take
effect If it is approved by a vote
of at least 60 percent of the
electors voting on the matter.
(e) REVENUE LIMIT
ADJUSTMENT BY THE
LEGISLATURE.--The legislature
shall provide by general law for
adjustments to the state revenue
limitation to reflect:
(11 The fiscal impact of
transfers of responsibility for the
funding of governmental


functions between the state and
other levels of government
occurring after May 6, 2011: or
(2) The fiscal impact of a new
federal mandate,
(f) GENERAL
LAW IMPLEMENTATION.-The
legislature shall, by general law,
prescribe procedures necessary
to administer this section.
(a) DEFINITIONS.-As used in
this section, the term:
(11 "Adiustment for growth"
means an amount equal to the
average for the previous five
years of the product of the
inflation factor and the
population factor.
(2) "Inflation factor" means an


amount equal to one plus the
percent change in the calendar
year annual average of the
Consumer Price Index. The term
"Consumer Price Index" means
the Consumer Price Index for All
Urban Consumers, U.S. city
average (not seasonally
adjusted, current base for all
items), as published by the
United States Department of
Labor, In the event the index
ceases to exist, the legislature
shall 'determine the successor
index by general law.
(3) "Population factor" means
an amount equal to one plus the
percent change in population of
the state as of April 1 compared
to April 1 of the prior year. For
purposes of calculating the
annual rate of change in
population, the state's official
population estimates shall be
used.
(4) "State revenues" means
taxes, fees, licenses, fines, and
charges for services imposed by
the legislature on individuals,
businesses, or agencies outside
state government, However, the
term "state revenues" does not
include: revenues that are
necessary to meet the
requirements set forth in
documents authorizing the
issuance of bonds by the state
for bonds issued before July 1,
2012; revenues that are used to
provide matching funds for the
federal Medicaid program with
the exception of the revenues
used to support the Public
Medical Assistance Trust Fund or
Its successor program and with
the exception of state matching
funds used to fund optional
expansions made after July 1.
1994; proceeds from the state
lottery returned as prizes;
receipts of the Florida Hurricane
Catastrophe Fund and Citizens
Property Insurance Corporation;
receipts of public universities and
colleges: balances carried
forward from prior fiscal years;
taxes, fees. licenses, fines, and
charges for services imposed by
local, regional, or school district
aovernina bodies' or revenue
from taxes, fees. licenses, fines,
and charges for services
authorized by any arrendment
or revision to this constitution
after May 6, 2011.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 32. State revenue
limitation.-The amendment to
Section 1 and the creation of
Section 19 of Article 'VII revising
the state revenue limitation and
this section take effect upon
approval by the electors and
apply beainnina in the 2014-2015
state fiscal year.
NO.4
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 4, 6
ARTICLE XII, SECTIONS 27, 32, 33
(Legislative)
Ballot Title: PROPERTY TAX
LIMITATIONS; PROPERTY VALUE
DECLINE; REDUCTION FOR
NONHOMESTEAD ASSESSMENT
INCREASES; DELAY OF
SCHEDULED REPEAL.-
Ballot Summary:
(1) This would amend Florida
Constitution Article VII, Section 4
(Taxation; assessments) and
Section 6 (Homestead
exemptions). It also would
amend Article XII, Section 27,
and add Sections 32 and 33,
relating to the Schedule for the
amendments,
(2) In certain circumstances,
the law requires the assessed
value of homestead and
specified nonhomestead
property to increase when the
just value of the property
decreases. Therefore, this
amendment provides that the
Legislature may, by general law,
provide that the assessment of
homestead and specified
nonhomestead property may
not increase if the just value of
that property is less than the just
value of the property on the
preceding January 1, subject to
any adjustment in the assessed
value due to changes, additions,
reductions, or improvements to
such property which are
assessed as provided for by
general law. This amendment
takes effect upon approval by
the voters. If approved at a
special election held on the
date of the 2012 presidential
preference primary, it shall
operate retroactively to January
1, 2012, or, if approved at the
2012 general election, shall take
effect January 1, 2013,
(3) This amendment reduces
from 10 percent to 5 percent the
limitation on annual changes in
assessments of nonhomestead
real property. This amendment
takes effect upon approval of
the voters. If approved at a
special election held on the
date of the 2012 presidential
preference primary, it shall
operate retroactively to January
1, 2012, or, if approved at the
2012 general election, takes
effect January 1, 2013.
(4) This amendment also
authorizes general law to
provide, subject to conditions
specified in such law, an
additional homestead
exemption to every person who
establishes the right to receive
the homestead exemption
provided in the Florida
Constitution within 1 year after
purchasing the homestead
property and who has not
owned property in the previous 3
calendar years to which the
Florida homestead exemption
applied. The additional
homestead exemption shall
apply to all levies except school
district levies. The additional
exemption is an amount equal
to 50 percent of the homestead
property's just value on January 1
of the year the homestead is
established. The additional


homestead exemption may not
exceed an amount equal to the
median just value of ail
homestead property within the
county where the property at
issue is located for the calendar
year immediately preceding
January 1 of the year the
homestead is established. The
additional exemption shall apply
for the shorter of 5 years or the
year of sale of the property. The
amount of the additional
exemption shall be reduced in
each subsequent year by an
amount equal to 20 percent of
the amount of the additional
exemption received in the year
the homestead was established


or by an amount equal to the
difference between the just
value of the property and the
assessed value of the property
determined under Article VII,
Section 4(d), whichever is
greater. Not more than one such
exemption shall be allowed per
homestead property at one
time. The additional exemption
applies to property purchased
on or after January 1, 2011, if
approved by the voters at a
special election held on the
date of the 2012 presidential
preference primary, or to
property purchased on of after
January 1, 2012, if approved by
the voters at the 2012 general
election, The additional
exemption is not available in the
sixth and subsequent years after
it is first received. The
amendment shall take effect
upon approval by the voters. If
approved at a special election
held on the date of the 2012
presidential preference primary,
it shall operate retroactively to
January 1, 2012, or, if approved
at the 2012 general election,
takes effect January 1, 2013.
(5) This amendment also
delays until 2023, the repeal,
currently scheduled to take
effect in 2019, of constitutional
amendments adopted in 2008
which limit annual assessment
increases for specified
nonhomestead real property.
This amendment delays until
2022 the submission of an
amendment proposing the
abrogation of such repeal to the
voters.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 4. Taxation;
assessments.-By general law
regulations shall be prescribed
which shall secure a just
valuation of all property for ad
valorem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land
producing high water recharge
to Florida's aquifers, or land used
exclusively for noncommercial
recreational purposes may be
classified by general law and
assessed solely on the basis of
character or use.
(b) As provided by genera
law and subject to conditions,
limitations, and reasonable
definitions specified therein, land
used for conservation purposes
shall be classified by general law
and assessed solely on the basis
of character or use.
(c) Pursuant to general law
tangible personal property held
for sale as stock in trade and
livestock may be valued for
taxation at a specified
percentage of its value, may be
classified for tax purposes, or
may be exempted from
taxation,
(d) All persons entitled to a
homestead exemption under
Section 6 eof-4io.A4iee shall have
their homestead assessed et-4 j
valuo ac f JanucrR','y 1 of tho y.ar
folloi'.vng tha affati" "data of

hl ChaRng ohnly as provided in
this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this
subsection shall change e
soeag4d annually on January 1
4,M of each year.; b-t thce

a. A change in an assessment
may rhet not exceed the lower
of the following:
1 .e Three percent {t%} of the
assessment for the prior year.
24e- The percent change in
the Consumer Price Index for all
urban consumers, U.S. City
Average, all items 1967=100, ora
successor index fepeF4 for the
preceding calendar year as
initially reported by the United
States Department of Labor,
Bureau of Labor Statistics.
b. The legislature may provide
by general law that, except for
changes, additions, reductions,
or improvements to homestead
property assessed as provided in
paraaraph (5), an assessment
may not increase if the just value
of the property is less than the
lust value of the property on the
preceding January 1.
S(2) An Ne assessment may no
eshe4 exceed just value.
(3) After a eny change of
ownership, as provided by
general law, homestead
property shall be assessed at just
value as of January 1 of the
following year, unless the
provisions of paragraph (8)
apply, Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as
provided in this subsection.
(4) New homestead property
shall be assessed at just value as
of January 1 -4M of the year
following the establishment of
the homestead, unless the
provisions of paragraph (8)
apply. That assessment shall ey
change only as provided in this
subsection.
(5) Changes, additions,
reductions, or improvements to
homestead property shall be
assessed as provided for by
general law.; .p....
However, after the adjustment
for any change, addition,
reduction, or improvement, the
property shall be assessed as
provided in this subsection,
(6) In the event of a
termination of homestead status,
the property shall be assessed as
provided by general law.
(7) The provisions of this
subsection famcndont are
severable. If a provision e
t eo pro'l'en of this subsection is
.mo ,dmont arli lo held
unconstitutional by eny court
of competent jurisdiction, the
decision of the e6We court does
sehe4 not affect or impair any
remaining provisions of 'this
subsection emondment.
(8)a. A person who eebaeeh
a no homo.toad oc at January


1, 2000, or Januar',' 1of an',
oubcoqucnt o','ar and '.vho has
received a homestead
exemption pursuant to Section 6
tf ic ..Ai4e as of January 1 of
either of the 2 4we years
immediately preceding the
establishment of a the new
homestead is entitled to have
the new homestead assessed at
less than just value. f th ro


The assessed value of the ne00
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established homestead shall be
determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new
homestead is greater than or
equal to the just value of the prior
homestead as of January 1 of
the year in which the prior
homestead was abandoned, the
assessed value of the new
homestead shall be the just value
of the new homestead minus an
amount equal to the lesser of
$500,000 or the difference
between the just value and the
assessed value of the prior
homestead as of January 1 of
the year in which the prior
homestead was abandoned.
Thereafter, the homestead shall
be assessed as provided in this
subsection.
2. If the just value of the new
homestead is less than the just
value of the prior homestead as
of January 1 of the year in which
the prior homestead was
abandoned, the assessed value
of the new homestead shall be
equal to the just value of the new
homestead divided by the just
value of the prior homestead
and multiplied by the assessed
value of the prior homestead,
However, if the difference
between the just value of the
new homestead and the
assessed value of the new
homestead calculated pursuant
to this sub-subparagraph is
greater than $500,000, the
assessed value of the new
homestead shall be increased so
that the difference between the
just value and the assessed value
equals $500,000. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as
provided in this subsection.
b. By general law and subject
to conditions specified therein,
the legislature shall provide for
application of this paragraph to
property owned by more than
one person.
(e) The legislature may, by
general law, for assessment
purposes and subject to the
provisions of this subsection,
allow counties and municipalities
to authorize by ordinance that
historic property may be
assessed solely on the basis of
character or use. Such character
or use assessment shall apply
only to the jurisdiction adopting
the ordinance, The requirements
for eligible properties must be
specified by general law.
(f) A county may, in the
manner prescribed by general
law, provide for a reduction in
the assessed value of homestead
property to the extent of any
increase in the assessed value of
that property which results from
the construction or
reconstruction of the property for
the purpose of providing living
quarters for one Or more natural
or adoptive grandparents or
parents of the owner of the
property or of the owner's spouse
f at least one of the
grandparents or parents for
whom the living quarters are
provided is 62 years of age or
older. Such a reduction may not
exceed the lesser of the
following:
(1) The increase in assessed
value resulting from construction
or reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total
assessed value of the property as
improved,
(g) For all levies other than
school district levies, assessments
of residential real property, as
defined by general law, which
contains nine units or fewer and
which is not subject to the
assessment limitations set forth in
subsections (a) through (d) shall
change only as provided in this
subsection,
(1) Assessments subject to this
subsection shall be changed
annually on the date of
assessment provided by law.
owever.iu those changes in
assessments may sheal not
exceed 5 teA percent (40% of
the assessment for the prior year.
The legislature may provide by
general law that, except for
changes, additions, reductions,
or improvements to property
assessed as provided in
paraoraph (4), an assessment
may not increase if the lust value
of the property is less than the lust
value of the property on the
precedina date of assessment
provided by law.
(2) An Ne assessment may not
ehe4 exceed just value,
(3) After a change of
ownership or control, as defined
by general law, including any
change of ownership of a legal
entity that owns the property,
such property shall be assessed
at just value as of the next
assessment date. Thereafter,
such property shall be assessed
as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions,
reductions, or improvements to
such property shall be assessed
as provided for by general law.;
However, after the adjustment
for any change, addition,
reduction, or improvement, the
property shall be assessed as
provided in this subsection.
(h) For all levies other than
school district levies, assessments
of real property that is not
subject to the assessment
limitations set forth in subsections
(a) through (d) and (g) shall
change only as provided in this
subsection,
(1) Assessments subject to this
subsection shall be changed
annually on the date of
assessment provided by law.
4owever l Ne those changes in
assessments may &set4 not
exceed 5 ten percent (10%) of


the assessment for the prior year.
The legislature may provide by
general law that, except for
changes, additions, reductions,
or Improvements to property
assessed as provided in
paragraph (5), an assessment
may not increase if the lust value
of the property is less than the lust
value of the property on the
preceding date of assessment
provided by law.
(2) An Ne assessment may not
64e4 exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must
provide that such property shall
be assessed at just value as of
the next assessment date after a
qualifying improvement, as
defined by general law, is made
to such property. Thereafter, such
property shall be assessed as
provided in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may provide
that such property shall be
assessed at just value as of the
next assessment date after a


change of ownership or control,
as defined by general law,
including any change of
ownership of the legal entity that
owns the property. Thereafter,
such property shall be assessed
as provided in this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions,
reductions, or improvements to
such property shall be assessed
as provided for by general law.;
However, ofter the adjustment
for any change, addition,
reduction, or improvement, the
property shall be assessed as
provided in this subsection.
(i) The legislature, by general
law and subject to conditions
specified therein, may prohibit
the consideration of the
following in the determination of
the assessed value of real
property used for residential
purposes:
(1) Any change or
improvement made for the
purpose of improving the
property's resistance to wind
damage.
(2) The installation of a
renewable energy source
device.
(j)(1) The assessment of the
following working waterfront
properties shall be based upon
the current use of the property:
a. Land used predominantly
for commercial fishing purposes.
b. Land that is accessible to
the public and used for vessel
launches into waters that are
navigable.
c. Marinas and drystacks that
are open to the public.
d. Water-dependent marine
manufacturing facilities,
commercial fishing facilities, and
marine vessel construction and
repair facilities and their support
activities.
(2) The assessment benefit
provided by this subsection is
subject to conditions and
limitations and reasonable
definitions as specified by the
legislature by general law.
SECTION 6. Homestead
exemptions.-
(a) Every person who has the
legal or equitable title to real
estate and maintains thereon
the permanent residence of the
owner, or another legally or
naturally dependent upon the
owner, shall be exempt from
taxation thereon, except
assessments for special benefits,
up to the assessed valuation of
$25 .000 .....'' fi ..:. :.. d
deli4ea and, for all levies other
than school district levies, on the
assessed valuation greater than
$50.000 fifth, thcuIR d dolcr and
up to $75,000 c'nty4' five
thaCrnd -- dollars:, upon
establishment of right thereto in
the manner prescribed by law.
The real estate may be held by
legal or equitable title, by the
entireties, jointly, in common, as
a condominium, or indirectly by
stock ownership or membership
representing the owner's or
member's proprietary interest in a
corporation owning a fee or a
leasehold initially in excess of 98
;R' ig e" years. The
exemption shall not apply with
respect to any assessment roll
until such roll is first determined to
be in compliance with the
provisions of Section 4 by a state
agency designated by general
law. This exemption is repealed
on the effective date of any
amendment to this Article which
provides for the assessment of
homestead property at less than
just value.
(b) Not more than one
exemption shall be allowed any
individual or family unit or with
respect to any residential unit. No
exemption shall exceed the
value of the real estate
assessable to the owner or, in
case of ownership through stock
or membership in a corporation,
the value of the proportion which
the interest in the corporation
bears to the assessed value of
the property.
(c) By general law and subject
to conditions specified therein,
the legislature may provide to
renters, who are permanent
residents, ad valorem tax relief
on all ad valorem tax levies. Such
ad valorem tax relief shall be in
the form and amount
established by general law.
(d) The legislature may, by
general law, allow counties or
municipalities, for the purpose of
their respective tax levies and
subject to the provisions of
general law, to grant an
additional homestead tax
exemption not exceeding
$50.000 fifty thousand dollar: to
any person 'who has the legal or
equitable title to real estate and
maintains thereon the
permanent residence of the
owner and who has attained
age 65 &i**ty4ive and whose
household income, as defined
by general law, does not exceed
$20,000 twnt',' thou:od dollars.
The general law must allow
counties and municipalities to
grant this additional exemption,
within the limits prescribed in this
subsection, by ordinance
adopted in the manner
prescribed by general law, and
must provide for the periodic
adjustment of the income
limitation prescribed in this
subsection for changes in the
cost of living.
(e) Each veteran who is age
65 or older who is partially or
totally permanently disabled
shall receive a discount from the
amount of the ad valorem tax
otherwise owed on homestead
property the veteran owns and
resides in if the disability was
combat related, the veteran was
a resident of this state at the time


of entering the military service of
the United States, and the
veteran was honorably
discharged upon separation
from military service. The
discount shall be in a
percentage equal to the
percentage of the veteran's
permanent, service-connected
disability as determined by the
United States Department of
Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the
discount granted by this
subsection, an applicant must
submit to the county property
appraiser, by March 1, proof of
residency at the time of entering
military service, an official letter
from the United States
Department of Veterans Affairs
stating the percentage of the
veteran s service-connected
disability and such evidence that
reasonably identifies the
disability as combat related, and


a copy of the veteran's
honorable discharge. If the
property appraiser denies the
request for a discount, tihe
appraiser must notify the
applicant in writing of the
reasons for the denial, and the
veteran may reapply. The
legislature may, by general law,
waive the annual application
requirement in subsequent years.
This subsection shall take effect
December 7, 2006, Is self-
executing, and does not require
implementing legislation.
(f) As provided by general law
and subject to conditions
specified therein, every person
who establishes the right to
receive the homestead
exemption provided in
subsection (a) within 1 year after
purchasing the homestead
property and who has not
owned property in the previous 3
calendar years to which the
homestead exemption provided
in subsection (a) applied is
entitled to an additional
homestead exemption for all
levies except school district
levies. The additional exemption
is an amount eaual to 50 percent
of the homestead propertvs lust
value on January 1 of the year
the homestead is established.
The additional exemption may
not exceed the median lust
value of all homestead property
within the county where the
property at issue Is located for
the calendar year immediately
preceding January 1 of the year
the homestead is established,
The additional exemption shall
apply for a period of 5 years or
until the year the property is sold,
whichever occurs first, The
amount of the additional
exemption shall be reduced in
each subsequent year by an
amount eaual to 20 percent of
the amount of the additional
exemption received in the year
the homestead was established
or by an amount eaual to the
difference between the just
value of the property and the
assessed value of the property
determined under Section 4(d),
whichever is greater. Not more
than one exemption provided
under this subsection shall be
allowed per homestead property
at one time. The additional
exemption applies to property
purchased on or after January 1,
2011, if this amendment is
approved at a special election
held on the date of the 2012
presidential preference primary,
or to property purchased on or
after January 1, 2012. if this
amendment is approved at the
2012 general election, but the
additional exemption is not
available in the sixth and
subsequent years after it is first
received.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 27. Property tax
exemptions and limitations on
property tax assessments.-The
amendments to Sections 3, 4,
and 6 of Article VII, providing a
$25,000 exemption for tangible
personal property, providing an
additional $25,000 homestead
exemption, authorizing transfer
of the accrued benefit from the
limitations on the assessment of
homestead property, and this
section, if submitted to the
electors of this state for approval
or rejection at a special election
authorized by law to be held on
January 29, 2008, shall take
effect upon approval by the
electors and shall operate
retroactively to January 1, 2008,
or, if submitted to the electors of
this state for approval or rejection
at the next general election, shall
take effect January 1 of the year
following such general election.
The amendments to Section 4 of
Article VII creating subsections (f)
and (g) of that section, creating
a limitation on annual
assessment Increases for
specified real property, shall take
effect upon approval of the
electors and shall first limit
assessments beginning January
1, 2009, if approved at a special
election held on January 29,
2008, or shall first limit assessments
beginning January 1, 2010, if
approved at the general
election held in November of
2008. Subsections L(g) and (h)
() of Section 4 of Article VII,
initially adopted as subsections
(f) and (a), are repealed
effective January 1, 2023 24-9;
however, the legislature shall by
joint resolution propose an
amendment abrogating the
repeal of subsections (g) -f) and
(hi f), which shall be submitted
to the electors of this state for
approval or rejection at the
general election of 2022 9648
and, if approved, shall take
effect January 1, 2023 2414.
SECTION 32. Property
assessments.-This section and
the amendment of Section 4 of
Article VII addressing homestead
and specified nonhomestead
property having a declining just
value and reducing the limit on
the maximum annual Increase in
the assessed value of
nonhomestead property, if
submitted to the electors of this
state for approval or rejection at
a special election authorized by
law to be held on the date of the
2012 presidential preference
primary, shall take effect upon
approval by the electors and
shall operate retroactively to
January 1, 2012, or, if submitted
to the electors of this state for
approval or rejection at the 2012
general election, shall take
effect January 1, 2013.
SECTION 33. Additional
homestead exemption for


owners of homestead property
who recently have not owned
homestead property.-This
section and the amendment to
Section 6 of Article VII providing
for an additional homestead
exemption for owners of
homestead property who have
not owned homestead property
during the 3 calendar years
immediately preceding
purchase of the current
homestead .property, if
submitted to the electors of this
state for approval or rejection at
a special election authorized by
law to be held on the date of the
2012 presidential preference
primary, shall take effect upon
approval by the electors and
operate retroactively to January
1, 2012, and the additional
homestead exemption shall be
available for properties
purchased on or nfter iJnnlunrv 1


2011, or If submitted to the
electors of this state for approval
or rejection at the 2012 general
election, shall take effect
January 1, 2013, and the
additional homestead
exemption shall be available for
properties purchased on or after
January 1, 2012.
NO. 5
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE V, SECTIONS 2, 11, AND
12
(Legislative)
Ballot Title: STATE COURTS.-
Ballot Summary: Proposing a
revision of Article V of the State
Constitution relating to the
judiciary.
The State Constitution
authorizes the Supreme Court to
adopt rules for the practice and
procedure in all courts. The
constitution further provides that
a rule of court may be repealed
by a general law enacted by a
two-thirds vote of the
membership of each house of
the Legislature. This proposed
constitutional revision eliminates
the requirement that a general
law repealing a court rule pass
by a two-thirds vote of each
house, thereby providing that the
Legislature may repeal a rule of
court by a general law approved
by a majority vote of each house
of the Legislature that expresses
the policy behind the repeal. The
court could readopt the rule in
conformity with the public policy
expressed by the Legislature, but
If the Legislature determines that
a rule has been readopted and
repeals the readopted rule, this
proposed revision prohibits the
court from further readopting the
repealed rule without the
Legislature's prior approval.
Under current law, rules of the
judicial nominating commissions
and the Judicial Qualifications
Commission may be repealed by
general law enacted by a
majority vote of the membership
of each house of the Legislature.
Under this proposed revision, a
vote to repeal those rules is
changed to repeal by general
law enacted by a majority vote
of the legislators present.
Under current law, the
Governor appoints a justice of
the Supreme Court from a list of
nominees provided by a judicial
nominating commission, and
appointments by the Governor
are not subject to confirmation,
This revision requires Senate
confirmation of a justice of the
Supreme Court before the
appointee can take office. If the
Senate votes not to confirm the
appointment, the judicial
nominating commission must
reconvene and may not
renominate any person whose
prior appointment to fill the same
vacancy was not confirmed by
the Senate. For the purpose of
confirmation, the Senate may
meet at any time, If the Senate
fails to vote on the appointment
of a -justice within 90 days, the
justice will be deemed confirmed
and will take office,
The Judicial Qualifications
Commission is an independent
commission created by the State
Constitution to investigate and
prosecute before the Florida
Supreme Court alleged
misconduct by a justice or judge.
Currently under the constitution,
commission proceedings are
confidential until formal charges
are filed by the investigative
panel of the commission. Once
formal charges are filed, the
formal charges and all further
proceedings of the commission
are public. Currently, the
constitution authorizes the House
of Representatives to impeach a
justice or judge. Further, the
Speaker of the House of
Representatives may request,
and the Judicial Qualifications
Commission must make
available, all information in the
commission's possession for use In'
deciding whether to impeach a
justice or judge. This proposed
revision requires the commission
to make all of its files available to
the Speaker of the House of
Representatives but provides
that such files would remain
confidential during any
investigation by the House of
Representatives and until such
Information is used in the pursuit
of an Impeachment of a justice
or judge. This revision also
removes the power of the
Governor to request files of the
Judicial Qualifications
Commission to conform to a prior
constitutional change,
This revision also makes
technical and clarifying
additions and deletions relating
to the selection of chief judges of
a circuit and relating to the
Judicial Qualifications
Commission, and makes other
nonsubstantive conforming and
technical changes in the'judicial
article of the constitution.
Full Text:
ARTICLE V
JUDICIARY
SECTION 2. Administration:
practice and procedure.-
(a) The supreme court shall
adopt rules for the practice and
procedure in all courts Including
the time for seeking appellate
review, the administrative
supervision of all courts, the
transfer to the court having
jurisdiction of any proceeding
when the jurisdiction of another
court has been Improvidently
invoked, and a requirement that
no cause shall be dismissed
because an improper remedy
has been sought. The supreme
court shall adopt rules to allow Jt
h oue-eert and the district courts
of appeal to submit questions


relating to military law to the
federal Court of Appeals for the
Armed Forces for an advisory
opinion, Rules of court may be
repealed by general law that
expresses the policy behind the
repeal onGootd by' t'o third
voft of tho mombor:hip 9of ooh
h;u-o of tho logileaturo The
court may readopt the repealed
rule only in conformity with the
public policy expressed by the
legislature. If the legislature
determines that a rule has been
readopted and repeals the
readopted rule, the rule may not
be readopted thereafter without
prior approval of the le lislature.
(b) The chief justice of the
supreme court shall be chosen
by a majority of the members of
the court; shall be the chief
administrative officer of the
judicial system; and shall have
the power to assign justices or


judges, including consenting
retired justices or judges, to
temporary duty in any court for
which the judge is qualified and
to delegate to a chief judge of a
judicial circuit the power to
assign judges for duty in that
circuit.
(c) A chief judge for each
district court of appeal shall be
chosen by a majority of the
judges thereof or, if there is no
majority, by the chief justice. The
chief judge shall be responsible
for the administrative supervision
of the court,
(d) A chief judge in each
circuit shall be chosen from
among the circuit judges as
provided by supreme court rule.
The chief judge of a circuit shall
be responsible for the
administrative supervision of the
circuit courts and county courts
in the 41s circuit.
SECTION 11, Vacancies--
(a) Whenever a vacancy
occurs in a judicial office to
which election for retention
applies, the governor shall fill the
vacancy by appointing for a
term ending on the first Tuesday
after the first Monday in January
of the year following the next
general election occurring at
least one year after the date of
appointment, one of not fewer
than three persons nor more than
six persons nominated by the
appropriate judicial nominating
commission.
(b) The governor shall fill each
vacancy on a circuit court or on
a county court, wherein the
judges are elected by a majority
vote of the electors, by
appointing for a term ending on
the first Tuesday after the first
Monday in January of the year
following the next primary and
general election occurring at
least one year after the date of
appointment, one of not fewer
than three persons nor more than
six persons nominated by the
appropriate judicial nominating
commission. An election shall be
held to fill that judicial office for
the term of the office beginning
at the end of the appointed
term,
(c) The nominations shall be
made within thirty days from the
occurrence of a vacancy unless
the period is extended by the
governor for a time not to
exceed thirty days. The governor
shall make the appointment
within sixty days after the
nominations have been certified
,to the governor,
(d) Each appointment of a
justice of the supreme court is
subject to confirmation by the
senate, The senate may sit for the
purpose of confirmation
regardless of whether the house
of representatives is in session or
not. If the senate fails to vote on
the appointment of a justice
within 90 days, the justice shall be
deemed confirmed. If the senate
votes to not confirm the
appointment, the supreme court
judicial nominating commission
shall reconvene as though a new
vacancy had occurred but may
not renominate any person
whose prior appointment to fill
the same vacancy was not
confirmed by the senate. The
appointment of a justice is
effective upon confirmation by
the senate.
{e(L.E There shall be a
separate judicial nominating
commission as provided by
general law for the supreme
court, one for each district court
of appeal, and one for each
judicial circuit for all trial courts
within the circuit. Uniform rules of
procedure shall be established
by the judicial nominating
commissions at each level of the
court system. Such rules, or any
part thereof, may be repealed
by general law ee4otod b 'E
majority, vot of tho mombosrhip
of oaLh hou:o of tho logiciaturo
or by the supreme court, five
justices concurring. Except for
deliberations of the judicial
nominating commissions, the
proceedings of the commissions
and their records shall be open
to the public.
SECTION 12. Discipline;
removal and retirement,-
(a) JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS
COMMISSION.-A judicial
qualifications commission is
created.
(1) There shall be a judicial
qualifications commission vested
with jurisdiction to investigate
and recommend to the Supreme
Court of Florida the removal from
office of any justice or judge
whose conduct, during term of
office or otherwiseeeouring on
or aftor Novombcr 19 66,
(without regard to tho offootivo
datc+ f -hi :ooto )
demonstrates a present unfitness
to hold office, and to investigate
and recommend the discipline of
a justice or judge whose
conduct, during term of office or
otherwise occurring on or aftor
No'ombor 1-95 (without
regard to the offoctivo data aT
t se-eotion), warrants such
discipline. For purposes of this
section, discipline is defined as
any or all of the following:
reprimand, fine, suspension with
or without pay, or lawyer
discipline. The commission shall
have jurisdiction over justices
and judges regarding allegations
that misconduct occurred
before or during service as a
justice or judge if a complaint is
made no later than one year
following service as a justice or
judge. The commission shall have
jurisdiction regarding allegations
of Incapacity during service as a
justice or judge. The commission
shall be composed of:


a. Two judges of district courts
of appeal selected by the judges
of those courts, two circuit judges
selected by the judges of the
circuit courts and two judges of
county courts selected by the
judges of those courts;
b. Four electors who reside in
the state, who are members of
the bar of Florida, and who shall
be chosen by the governing
body of the bar of Florida; and
c. Five electors who reside in
the state, who have never held
judicial office or been members
of the bar of Florida, and who
shall be appointed by the
governor.
(2) The members of the judicial
qualifications commission shall
serve staggered terms, not to
exceed six years, as prescribed
by general law, No member of
the commission except a judge
shall be eligible for state judicial


office while acting as a member
of the commission and for a
period of two years thereafter.
No member of the commission
shall hold office in a political
party or participate in any
campaign for judicial office or
hold public office; provided that
a judge may campaign for
judicial office and hold that
office. The commission shall elect
one of its members as its
chairperson.
(3) Members of the judicial
qualifications commission not
subject to impeachment shall be
subject to removal from the
commission pursuant to the
provisions of Article IV, Section 7,
Florida Constitution.
(4) The commission shall adopt
rules regulating its proceedings,
the filling of vacancies by the
appointing authorities, the
disqualification of members, the
rotation of members between
the panels, and the temporary
replacement of disqualified or
incapacitated members. The
commission's rules, or any part
thereof, may be repealed by
general law cnaotodebEI-
majorit',' 'cto of tho momborohip
of caoh .houo of tho logilaturo,
or by the supreme court, five
justices concurring. The
commission shall have power to
issue subpoenas. Until formal
charges against a justice or
judge are filed by the
investigative panel with the clerk
of the supreme court of Florida all
proceedings by or before the
commission shall be confidential;
provided, however, upon a
finding of probable cause and
the filing by the, investigative
panel with said clerk of such
formal 'charges against a justice
or judge such charges and all
further proceedings before the
commission shall be public.
(5) The commission shall have
access to all Information from all
executive, legislative and judicial
agencies, Including grand juries,
subject to the rules of the
commission. At any time, on
request of the speaker of the
house of representatives er -th
lgove~e the commission shall
make available to the house of
representatives all information in
the possession of the commission,
which information shall remain
confidential during any
investigation and until such
information is used in the pursuit
-for uwe in oon.doratio of
impeachment or suspension,
rosp t'tiv ly,.
(b) PANELS.-The commission
shall be divided into an
investigative panel and a
hearing panel as established by
rule of the commission. The
investigative panel is vested with
the jurisdiction to receive or
initiate complaints, conduct
investigations, dismiss
complaints, and upon a vote of
a simple majority of the panel
submit formal charges to the
hearing panel. The hearing panel
is vested with the authority to
receive and hear formal charges
from the investigative panel and
upon a two-thirds vote of the
panel recommend to the
supreme court the removal of a
justice or judge or the involuntary
retirement of a justice or judge
for any permanent disability that
seriously interferes with the
performance of judicial duties,
Upon a simple majority vote of
the membership of the hearing
panel, the panel may
recommend to the supreme
court that the justice or judge be
subject to appropriate discipline.
(c) SUPREME COURT.-The
supreme court shall receive
recommendations from the
judicial qualifications
commission's hearing panel.
(1) The supreme court may
accept, reject, or modify in
whole or in part the findings,
conclOsions, and
recommendations of the
commission and it may order that
the justice or judge be subjected
to appropriate discipline, or be
removed from office with
termination of compensation for
willful or persistent failure to
perform judicial duties or for
other conduct unbecoming a
member of the judiciary
demonstrating a present
unfitness to hold office, or be
involuntarily retired for any
permanent disability that
seriously interferes with the
performance of judicial duties.
Malafides, scienter or moral
turpitude on the part of a justice
or judge shall not be required for
removal from office of a justice or
judge whose conduct
demonstrates a present unfitness
to hold office. After the filing of a
formal proceeding and upon
request of the investigative
panel, the supreme court may
suspend the justice or judge from
office, with or without
compensation, pending final
determination of the inquiry.
(2) The supreme court may
award costs to the prevailing
party.
(d) REMOVAL POWER.-The
power of removal conferred by
this section shall be both
alternative and cumulative to
the power of impeachment.
(e) PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING
SUPREME COURT JUSTICE.-
Notwithstanding any of the
foregoing provisions of this
section, if the person who is the
subject of proceedings :by the
judicial qualifications commission
is a justice of the supreme court
of Florida all justices of such court
automatically shall be


disqualified to sit as justices of
such court with respect to all
proceedings therein concerning
such person and the supreme
court for such purposes shall be
composed of a panel consisting
of the seven chief judges of the
judicial circuits of the state of
Florida most senior in tenure of
judicial office as circuit judge. For
purposes of determining seniority
of such circuit judges in the event
there be judges of equal tenure
in judicial office as circuit judge
the judge or judges from the
lower numbered circuit or circuits
shall be deemed senior. In the
event any such chief circuit
judge is under Investigation by
the judicial qualifications
commission or is otherwise
disqualified or unable to serve on
the panel, the next most senior
chief circuit judge or judges shall
serve in place of such
disqualified or disabled chief
circuit judge.
(f) SCHEDULE TO SECTION 12-


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(1) Except to the extent
inconsistent with the provisions of
this section, all provisions of law
and rules of court in force on the
effective date of this article shall
continue in effect until
superseded in the manner
authorized by the constitution,
(2) After this section becomes
effective and until adopted by
rule of the commission consistent
with it:
a. The commission shall be
divided, as determined by the
chairperson, into one
investigative panel and one
hearing panel to meet the
responsibilities set forth in this
section.
b. The investigative panel shall
be composed of:
1. Four judges,
2. Two members of the bar of
Florida, and
3. Three non-lawyers.
c. The hearing panel shall be
composed of:
1. Two judges,
2. Two members of the bar of
Florida, and
3. Two non-lawyers.
d. Membership on the panels
may rotate in a manner
determined by the rules of the
commission provided that no
member shall vote as a member
of the investigative and hearing
panel on the same proceeding.
e, The commission shall hire
separate staff for each panel.
f, The members of the
commission shall serve for
staggered terms of six years.
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g An appointment to fill a
vacancy of the commission shall
be for the remainder of the term.
h.J Selection of members by
district courts of appeal judges,
circuit judges, and county court
judges, shall be by no less than a
majority of the members voting
at the respective courts'
conferences. Selection of
members by the board of
governors of the bar of Florida
shall be by no less than a majority
of the board,
L3 The commission shall be
entitled to recover the costs of
investigation and prosecution, in
addition to any penalty levied by
the supreme court.
Lk. The compensation of
members and referees shall be
the travel expenses or
transportation and per diem
allowance as provided by
general law,
NO.6
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 28
(Legislative)
Ballot Title: PROHIBITION ON
PUBLIC FUNDING OF ABORTIONS;
CONSTRUCTION OF ABORTION
RIGHTS.-
Ballot Summary: This proposed
amendment provides that public
funds may not be expended for
any abortion or for health-
benefits coverage that Includes
coverage of abortion, This
prohibition does not apply to an
expenditure required by federal
law, a case in which a woman
suffers from a physical disorder,
physical Injury, or physical illness
that would place her in danger
of death unless an abortion is
performed, or a case of rape or
ncest,
This proposed amendment
provides that the State
Constitution may not be
Interpreted to create broader
rights to an abortion than those
contained In the United States
Constitution. With respect to
abortion, this proposed
amendment overrules court
decisions which conclude that
the right of privacy under Article
I, Section 23 of the State
Constitution Is broader in scope
than that of the United States
Constitution,
Full Text:
ARTICLE I
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
SECTION 28, Prohibition on
public funding of abortions:
construction of abortion rights.-
(a) Public funds may not be
expended for any abortion or for
health-benefits coverage that
includes coverage of abortion,
This subsection does not apply to:
(1) An expenditure required by
federal law:
(2) A case In which a woman
suffers from a physical disorder,
physical injury, or physical illness,
including a life-endanaerina,
physical condition caused by or
arisina from the pregnancy Itself,
which would, as certified by a
physician, place the woman in
danger of death unless an
abortion Is performed: or
(3) A pregnancy that results
from rape or incest,
(b) This constitution may not
be Interpreted to create broader
rlahts to an abortion than those
contained in the United States
Constitution,
NO.8
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 3
(Leglslative)
Ballot Title: RELIGIOUS
FREEDOM.-
Ballot Summary: Prooosina an


amendment to the State
Constitution providing that no
individual or entity may be
denied, on the basis of religious
identity or belief, governmental
benefits, funding or other
support, except as required by
the First Amendment to the
United States Constitution, and
deleting the prohibition against
using revenues from the public
treasury directly or indirectly in
aid of any church, sect, or
religious denomination or In aid
of any sectarian institution.
Full Text:
ARTICLE I
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
SECTION 3, Religious
freedom.-There shall be no law
respecting the establishment of
religion or prohibiting or
penalizing the free exercise
thereof. Religious freedom shall
not justify practices inconsistent
with public morals, peace, or
safety. Except to the extent
required by the First Amendment
to the United States Constitution,
neither the government nor any
agent of the government may
deny to any individual or entity
the benefits of any program,
funding, or other support on the
basis of religious identity or belief.
No roonuo of the. otao oFr y','

thoroof choll ovor bo to'n from
tho publc trasur',' diroot',' or
indirootGI' in ild of an' church,
coot, or roltglous donomlnftion or
In aid of ony',' ootorFin Inct!tution,
NO.9
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32
(Legislative)
Ballot Title: HOMESTEAD
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR
SURVIVING SPOUSE OF MILITARY
VETERAN OR FIRST RESPONDER,-
Ballot Summary: Proposing an
amendment to the State
Constitution to authorize the
Legislature to provide by general
law ad valorem homestead
property tax relief to the surviving
spouse of a military veteran who
died from service-connected
causes while on active duty or to
the surviving spouse of a first
responder who died in the line of
duty. The amendment authorizes
the Legislature to totally exempt
or partially exempt such surviving
spouse's homestead property
from ad valorem taxation. The
amendment defines a first
responder as a law enforcement
officer, a correctional officer, a
firefighter, an emergency
medical technician, or a
paramedic. This amendment
shall take effect January 1, 2013.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 6. Homestead
exemptions.-
(a) Every person who has the
legal or equitable title to real
estate and maintains thereon
the permanent residence of the
owner, or another legally or
naturally dependent upon the
owner, shall be exempt from
taxation thereon, except
assessments for special benefits,
up to the assessed valuation of
twenty-five thousand dollars and,
for all levies other than school
district levies, on the assessed
valuation greater than fifty
thousand dollars and up to
seventy-five thousand dollars,
upon establishment of right
thereto in the manner prescribed
by law. The real estate may be
held by legal or equitable title,
by the entireties, jointly, In
common, as a condominium, or
Indirectly by stock ownership or
membership representing the
owner's or member's proprietary
Interest In a corporation owning
a fee or a leasehold Initially In
excess of ninety-eight years. The
exemption shall not apply with
respect to any assessment roll
until such roll is first determined to
be in compliance with the
.provisions of section 4 by a state
agency designated by general
law. This exemption is repealed
on the effective date of any
amendment to this Article which
provides for the assessment of
homestead property at less than
just value.
(b) Not more than one
exemption shall be allowed any
individual or family unit or with
respect to any residential unit. No
exemption shall exceed the
value of the real estate
assessable to the owner or, In
case of ownership through stock
or membership in a corporation,
the value of the proportion which
the Interest in the corporation
bears to the assessed value of
the property.
(c) By general law and subject
to conditions specified therein,
the Legislature may provide to
renters, who are permanent
residents, ad valorem tax relief
on all ad valorem tax levies. Such
ad valorem tax relief shall be In
the form and amount
established by general law.
(d) The legislature may, by
general law, allow counties or
municipalities, for the purpose of
their respective tax levies and
subject to the provisions of
general law, to grant an
additional homestead tax
exemption not exceeding fifty
thousand dollars to any person
who has the legal or equitable
title to real estate and maintains
thereon the permanent
residence of the owner and who
has attained age sixty-five and
whose household income, as
defined by general law, does not
exceed twenty thousand dollars,
The general law must allow
counties and municipalities to
grant this additional exemption,


within the limits prescribed In this
subsection, by ordinance
adopted in the manner
prescribed by general law, and
must provide for the periodic
adjustment of the income
limitation prescribed In this
subsection for changes In the
cost of living.
(e) Each veteran who is age
65 or older who Is partially or
totally permanently disabled
shall receive a discount from the
amount of the ad valorem tax
otherwise owed on homestead
property the veteran owns and
resides in if the disability was
combat related, the veteran was
a resident of this state at the time
of entering the military service of
the United States, and the
veteran was honorably
discharged upon separation
from military service. The
discount shall be in a


percentage equal to the
percentage of the veteran's
permanent, service-connected
disability as determined by the
United States Department of
Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the
discount granted by this
subsection, an applicant must
submit to the county property
appraiser, by March 1, proof of
residency at the time of entering
military service, an official letter
from the United States
Department of Veterans Affairs
stating the percentage of the
veteran's service-connected
disability and such evidence that
reasonably identifies the
disability as combat related, and
a copy of the veteran's
honorable discharge. If the
property appraiser denies the
request for a discount, the
appraiser must notify the
applicant in writing of the
reasons for the denial, and the
veteran may reapply. The
Legislature may, by general law,
waive the annual application
requirement in subsequent years,
This subsection shall take effect
December 7, 2006, is self-
executing, and does not require
implementing legislation.
(f) By general law and subject
to conditions and limitations
specified therein, the Lealslature
may provide ad valorem tax
relief eaual to the total amount
or a portion of the ad valorem
tax otherwise owed on
homestead property to the:
(1) Surviving spouse of a
veteran who died from service-
connected causes while on
active duty as a member of the
United States Armed Forces.
(21 Survivina spouse of a first
responder who died in the line of
duty,
(3) As used in this subsection
and as further defined by
general law, the term:
a, "First responder" means a
law enforcement officer, a
correctional officer, a firefighter,
an emeraencv medical
technician, or a paramedic.
b. "In the line of duty" means
arising out of and in the actual
performance of duty required by
employment as a first responder.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 32. Ad valorem tax
relief for surviving spouses of
veterans who died from service-
connected causes and first
responders who died in the line
of duty.-This section and the
amendment to Section 6 of
Article VII bermittina the
legislature to provide ad valorem
tax relief to surviving spouses of
veterans who died from service-
connected causes and first
responders who died In the line
of duty shall take effect January
1, 2013.
NO. 10
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 3
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32
(Legislative)
Ballot Title: TANGIBLE PERSONAL
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION-
Ballot Summary: Proposing an
amendment to the State
Constitution to:
(1)Provide an exemption from
ad valorem taxes levied by
counties, municipalities, school
districts, and other local
governments on tangible
personal property If the assessed
value of an owner's tangible
personal property is greater than
$25,000 but less than $50,000. This
new exemption, If approved by
the voters, will take effect on
January 1, 2013, and apply to the
2013 tax roll and subsequent
tax rolls.
(2) Authorize a county or
municipality for the purpose of Its
respective levy, and as provided
by general law, to provide
tangible personal property tax
exemptions by ordinance.
This Is in addition to other
statewide tangible personal
property tax exemptions
provided by the Constitution and
this amendment.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 3. Taxes;
exemptions.-
(a) All property owned by a
municipality and used exclusively
by it for municipal or public
purposes shall be exempt from
taxation. A municipality, owning
property outside the
municipality, may be required by
general law to make payment to
the taxing unit In which the
property Is located. Such portions
of property as are used
predominantly for educational,
literary, scientific, religious or
charitable purposes may be
exempted by general law from
taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt from
taxation, cumulatively, to every
head of a family residing In this
state, household goods and
personal effects to the value
fixed by general law, not less
than one thousand dollars, and
to every widow or widower or
person who Is blind or totally and
permanently disabled, property
to the value fixed by general law
not less than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipality
may, for the purpose of Its
respective tax levy and subject
to the provisions of- this
subsection and general law,
grant community and economic
development ad valorem tax
exemptions to new businesses
and expansions of existing
businesses, as defined by general
law. Such an exemption may be
granted only by ordinance of the
county or municipality, and only
after the electors of the county


or municipality voting on such
question in a referendum
authorize the county or
municipality to adopt such
ordinances. An exemption so
granted shall apply to
improvements to real property
made by or for the use of a new
business and Improvements to
real property related to the
expansion of an existing business
and shall also apply to tangible
personal property of such new
business and tangible personal
property related to the
expansion of an existing business.
The amount or limits of the
amount of such exemption shall
be specified by general law, The
period of time for which such
exemption may be granted to a
new business or expansion of an
existing business shall be
determined by general law. The
authority to arant such


exemption shall expire ten years
from the date of approval by the
electors of the county or
municipality, and may be
renewable by referendum as
provided by general law.
(d) Any county or municipality
may, for the purpose of Its
respective tax levy and subject
to the provisions of this
subsection and general law,
grant historic preservation ad
valorem tax exemptions to
owners of historic properties. This
exemption may be granted only
by ordinance of the county or
municipality. The amount or limits
of the amount of this exemption
and the requirements for eligible
properties must be specified by
general law. The period of time
for which this exemption may be
granted to a property owner
shall be determined by general
law.
(e)LUJ By general law and
subject to conditions specified
therein, twenty-five thousand
dollars of the assessed value of
tangible personal property is
cubjoot to taCngibl p.oronol
property to:x :hl bo exempt
from ad valorem taxation.
Tanalble personal property Is also
exempt from ad valorem
taxation If the assessed value of
such property Is greater than
twenty-five thousand dollars but
less than fifty thousand dollars,
(21 A county or municipality
may, for the purposes of Its
respective tax levy, provide
additional tangible personal
property tax exemptions by
ordinance, subject to this
subsection and as provided In
general law,
(f) There shall be granted an
ad valorem tax exemption for
real property dedicated In
perpetuity for conservation
purposes, including real property
encumbered by perpetual
conservation easements or by
other perpetual conservation
protections, as defined by
general law.
(g) By general law and subject
to the conditions specified
therein, each person who
receives a homestead
exemption as provided in section
6 of this article; who was a
member of the United States
military or military reserves, the
United States Coast Guard or its
reserves, or the Florida National
Guard; and who was deployed
during the preceding calendar
year on active duty outside the
continental United States,
Alaska, or Hawaii In support of
military operations designated
by the legislature shall receive an
additional exemption equal to a
percentage of the taxable value
of his or her homestead property,
The applicable percentage shall
be calculated as the number of
days during the preceding
calendar year the person was
deployed on active duty outside
the continental United States,
Alaska, or Hawaii In support of
military operations designated
by the legislature divided by the
number of days in that year.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 32. Tanaible personal
property: ad valorem tax
exemptlon.-The amendment to
Section 3 of Article VII providina
that property Is exempt from
tangible personal property tax If
the assessed value of such
property Is greater than twenty-
five thousand dollars but less
than fifty thousand dollars shall
take effect January 1, 2013, and
applies to assessments for tax
years beainnina on or after
January 1, 2013,
NO. 11
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6
(Legislative)
Ballot Title: ADDITIONAL
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; LOW-
INCOME SENIORS WHO MAINTAIN
LONG-TERM RESIDENCY ON
PROPERTY: EQUAL TO ASSESSED
VALUE.-
Ballot Summary: Proposing an
amendment to the State
Constitution to authorize the
Legislature, by general law and
subject to conditions set forth in
the general law, to allow
counties and municipalities to
grant an additional homestead
tax exemption equal to the
assessed value of homestead
property if the property has a just
value less than $250,000 to an
owner who has maintained
permanent residency on the
property for not less than 25
years, who has attained age 65,
and who has a low household
income as defined by general
law.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 6. Homestead
exemptions.-
(a) Every person who has the
legal or equitable title to real
estate and maintains thereon
the permanent residence of the
owner, or another legally or
naturally dependent upon the
owner, shall be exempt from
taxation thereon, except
assessments for special benefits,
up to the assessed valuation of
twenty-five thousand dollars and,
for all levies other than school
district levies, on the assessed
valuation greater than fifty
thousand dollars and up to
seventy-five thousand dollars,
upon establishment of right
thereto in the manner prescribed
by law. The real estate may be
held by legal or equitable title,
by the entireties, jointly, In
common, as a condominium, or


indirectly by stock ownership or
membership representing the
owner's or member's proprietary
Interest in a corporation owning
a fee or a leasehold Initially in
excess of ninety-eight years. The
exemption shall not apply with
respect to any assessment roll
until such roll is first determined to
be In compliance with the
provisions of section 4 by a state
agency designated by general
law. This exemption is repealed
on the effective date of any
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provides for the assessment of
homestead property at less than
just value.
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respect to any residential unit. No
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e proportion which ARTICLE IX, SECTION 7
the corporation (Legislative)
assessed value of Ballot Title: APPOINTMENT OF
STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT TO
al law and subject BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE
specified therein, STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM.-
may provide to Ballot Summary: Proposing an
are permanent amendment to the State
valorem tax relief Constitution to replace the
em tax levies. Such president of the Florida Student
x relief shall be in Association with the chair of the
and amount council of state university student
general law. body presidents as the student
islature may, by member of the Board of
allow counties or Governors of the State University
for the purpose of System and to require that the
e tax levies and Board of Governors organize
he provisions of such council of state university
o grant either or student body presidents.
e followlna eR Full Text:
homestead tax ARTICLE IX
EDUCATION
exemption not SECTION 7. State University
thousand dollars System.-
who has the legal (a) PURPOSES, In order to
tle to real estate achieve excellence through
ns thereon the teaching students, advancing
residence of the research and providing public
ho has attained service for the benefit of Florida's
e and whose citizens, their communities and
ome, as defined economies, the people hereby
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nd dollars:or, for the state university system of
ptlon eaual to the Florida.
of the property to (b) STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM.
o has the leaal or There shall be a single state
to real estate with university system comprised of all
less than two public universities. A board of
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o has maintained public university and a board of
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he owner for not university system,
ty-five years and (c) LOCAL BOARDS OF
ned age sixty-five TRUSTEES. Each local constituent
household income university shall be administered
eed the income by a board of trustees consisting
prescribed in of thirteen members dedicated
to the purposes of the state
I law must allow university system. The board of
municipalities to governors shall establish the
.4e additional powers and duties of the boards
xemptien, within of trustees. Each board of
described in this trustees shall consist of six citizen
by ordinance members appointed by the
the manner governor and five citizen
general law, and members appointed by the
for the periodic board of governors. The
of the income appointed members shall be
ascribed in this confirmed by the senate and
changes In the serve staggered terms of five
years as provided by law. The
teran who is age chair of the faculty senate, or the
'ho is partially or equivalent, and the president of
inently disabled the student body of the university
discount from the shall also be members.
a ad valorem tax (d) STATEWIDE BOARD OF
d on homestead GOVERNORS. The board of
veteran owns and governors shall be a body
he disability was corporate consisting of
d, the veteran was seventeen members. The board
is state at the time shall operate, regulate, control,
military service of and be fully responsible for the
States, and the management of the whole
as honorably university system. These
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service. The not be limited to, defining the
all be In a distinctive mission of each
equal to the constituent university and Its
of the veteran's articulation with free public
ervice-connected schools and community
determined by the colleges, ensuring the well-
Department of planned coordination and
s. To qualify for the operation of the system, and
anted by this avoiding wasteful duplication of
Applicant must facilities or programs. The board's
county property management shall be subject to
March 1, proof of the powers of the legislature to
e time of entering appropriate for the expenditure
an official letter of funds, and the board shall
United States account for such expenditures as
f Veterans Affairs provided by law. The governor
rrcentage of the shall appoint to the board
arvice-connected fourteen citizens dedicated to
uch evidence that the purposes of the state
identifies the university system. The appointed
mbat related, and members shall be confirmed by
the veteran's the senate and serve staggered
charge, If the terms of seven years as provided
aiser denies the by law. The commissioner of
a discount, the education, the chair of the
ust notify' the advisory council of faculty
writing of the senates, or the equivalent, and
denial, and the the chair of the council of
reapply. The student body presidents, which
y, by general law, council shall be organized by the
nual application board of governors and consis
subsequent years, of all the student body presidents
shall take effect of the state university system
2006, is self- proIdont of tho Ror.da tudonf
Does not require .ooolot'.,9 or tho o l 'lont.-
egislatlon, shall also be members of the
3. 12 board.
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'Dogs open regular season against Dixie


BULLDOGS
Continued from page 5
threw incomplete, as the
Bulldogs went three and out
again.
Starting from their own
11, the Celtics drove 70
yards in 8 plays before
kicking a 37-yard field goal
that put OTC up 23-14 as
time expired in the first half.
Trinity held a 309-163
advantage in total yards in
the first half, as the Bulldogs
had minus 6 yards on 8
carries through 2 quarters.


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punt returned j
caught the ball,
fumble that was
by Nelson at the
yard line.
The Bulldog
continued to st
Wentworth was
an 8-yard loss
was sacked an
an intentional
penalty (loss of
2nd down to br
and what appeal
an impossible 3
go.
However,


Opponent
Ocala Trinity Catholic
Dixie County
Wakulla
Fort White
Madison
Open Week
Walton
Jefferson County
East Gadsden
Suwannee
Marianna
Florida High


The 3rd quarter started
off the same, as the Taylor
offense went 3 and out after
coming up inches short of a
first down, and OTC used a
44-yard pitch play to Blunt
to set up Blunt's 12-yard TD
run with 8:39 left in the 3rd.
The Bulldogs started
on their own 35-yard line,
but missed blocks resulted
in Nelson and Wentworth
being thrown for losses
on back-to-back plays and
another punt.
Murphy blasted the Celtic


Site
Away
Home
Home
Away
Away


Home
Home
Away
Home
Away
Away


changed the play
of scrimmage an
perfect call as
was wide open (
route out of the
and caught a per
stride before racial
for a touchdown
Taylor within 3
6:06 left-in the 3r
The Bulldog
recorded their f
out on the next
and Taylor's off
68 yards on a ma
play scoring driv


ust as he in nice runs by Smyrnios
causing a and Nelson with passes to
Recovered Devin Kidd (3 catches 17
SCeltic 32- yards) and Rodgers.
On 3rd and 3 from the
s' offense 11 yard line, Wentworth
struggle, as put a perfect touch pass in
sacked for the corner of the endzone,
and then where Nelson dove to make
d hit with an amazing one-handed
grounding catch that trimmed the lead
down) on to 30-28 with 11:48 left in
ing up 3rd the game.
ared to be Jamar McNeal, Javolis
9 yards to McNeal and Ward made
big stops to force a 3rd and
Wentworth 12, but Carlton completed
another long pass down the
middle to Sandstrom for 45
yards.
1 Taylor was hit with back-
to-back unsportsmanlike
I conduct penalties before
I1TY Blunt scored from 7 yards
out to give OTC a 37-28
lead with 9:35 left in the
game.
LL The Bulldogs went 3-and-
out and were forced to punt,
Time allowing Trinity to work
on running out the clock,
leading to late game heroics
7:30 by McLeod (19-yard catch
on 3rd and 15), Wentworth
7:30 (a 19-yard scramble for a
7: first down at the 8-yard line),
: Rodgers (3-yard TD catch
7:30 with 4:08 remaining), Ward
(fumble recovery, forced
fumble) and Kallschmidt,
7:30 who scooped and scored
with 1:33 left in the game
7:30 to complete the shocking
turnaround.
7:30 On the drive leading up
7:30 to the fumble return for a
touchdown, Jamar McNeal,
7:30 Murphy, Helm, Javolis
McNeal and Ward made big
7:30 tackles to bring up a pair of
3rd down plays.
at the line On3rdand2nearmidfield,
d made the the Bulldog defense came
SSmyrnios with an all-out blitz that led
on a wheel to Kallschmidt's scoop and
e backfield score TD to cap a 21-point
fect pass in 4th quarter.
ng 40 yards The Celtics out-gained
'n to pull the Bulldogs 468-322 in
10-21 with total offensive yardage and
rd. punted only twice all night,
defense but Taylor County won the
irst 3-and- all-important turnover battle
possession, in a big way committing
ense drove no turnovers while forcing
mmoth 14- 6 by Trinity (3 fumbles, 3
e -- mixing interceptions).


This year's contest was
the complete opposite of last
year's Kickoff Classic in
Perry, when Trinity Catholic
took advantage of 8 Bulldog
fumbles (5 lost) and several
bad punt snaps to rout Taylor
County, 47-7. Last year the
Bulldogs fumbled on their
first three possessions (and
lost 3 of 5 fumbles in the
first quarter alone) to help
Ocala build a 17-7 lead. A
sixth Bulldog fumble deep
in their own territory in
the second quarter allowed
Trinity to score another easy
touchdown and jump out to
a 31-7 lead at the half before
cruising to a 15th straight
victory.
This year Wentworth
punted 7 times for Taylor
County, averaging a
whopping 46 yards per
kick and threw touchdown
passes of 75, 45, 40, 11 and
3 yards.
Helm finished with a
team high 11 solo tackles (4
assists) and 1 interception,
while Murphy had 7 solo (6
assists) and a forced fumble.
Javolis McNeal had 5 solo (7
assists) and an interception,
Jermaine Watkins had 5 solo
tackles (1 assist), followed
by Franklin and Ward (3
assists, forced fumble,
fumble recovery, blocked
PAT) with four solo tackles
each.
Kallschmidt had 3 solo
tackles, 4 assists and a
fumble return for a TD,
Tyler Evans finished with
3 solo, 3 assists, Johnny
Anderson recorded 3 solo (2
assists) and an interception,
followed by Jamar McNeal
(1 solo, 4 'assists), Marc
Hamilton (1 solo, 3 assists),
'Shawn Burney (2 assists),
Jemarcus Williams (1 solo),
Jamarcus Robertson (1
solo) and Evan Grambling
(1 assist).
The Bulldogs will open
up the 2012 regular season
this Friday night at home
in Dorsett Stadium when
they host a much improved
Dixie County squad that
destroyed Branford, 61-0, in
a Kickoff Classic last week
and is ranked #9 in the pre-
season Class 1A rankings.


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New Taylor County High Coach Ryan Smith
offers instructions as Shawn Burney (22) looks
on. (Photo by Wayne Dunwoody)


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Bulldog linebacker Luke Kallschmidt (20)
celebrates with a teammate after scoring the
game-winning touchdown. (Photo by Wayne Dunwoody)


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