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Taco times
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Taylor County times
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Perry, FL
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Description based on: 22nd year, no. 27 (Apr. 11, 1984).

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News Forum Family and friends remember Corey Thomas, 31, as a loving father who had a kind nature -characteristics that have them struggling with the violent circumstances surrounding his death. Thomas sustained fatal injuries during a shooting incident Friday morning, Nov. 10, at a home on Grove Avenue. His estranged wife, Sabrina Thomas, also sustained a gunshot wound during the incident, but was treated and released the same day. A third individual involved in the incident, Matthew Mitchell, was not injured. The Perry Police Department (PPD) said initial reports indicate that the incident was a probable case of domestic violence. This was not a random act of violence. All parties involved have been accounted for and we have been able to determine who was the aggressor. There is no issue of public safety, Capt. Gene Franklin said Monday. As of presstime Tuesday, the department would not provide further details or identify the shooter, stating that the investigation remains ongoing. Franklin did issue the following information: In the morning hours of Nov. 10, ofcers of the PPD were dispatched and responded to a report of two people that had been shot. Ofcers responded to 103 Grove Ave. at 6:54 a.m. Upon arrival, ofcers were able to locate two people suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were transported by ambulance to local area hospitals for initial treatment. Once the scene of the incident was secured, assistance was requested from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Crime Lab in collecting evidence and processing the scene. Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1961 TacoTimes 50 One Section56th year, No. 46www.perrynewspapers.comWednesdayNovember 15, 2017 Editorial . ................... A-2 Living . ....................... A-4 Sports . ...................... A-5 Religion . .................... A-6 Classieds . .............. A-9WeatherWednesday70 43 Thursday74 40 Index New scholarship announcedThanks to a generous contribution from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous, the Taylor County Historical Society has announced the establishment of a second college scholarship available to local graduating seniors. The $1,500 scholarship will be awarded in honor of Korean War veteran, and former POW, Ed Shefeld, and in memory of the late Paul Evans, who was killed in action during the Vietnam War. Applications for the scholarship will be available through local high school guidance departments.Register now for Christmas paradeApplications are currently being accepted for the Santas Little Helpers Christmas Parade planned Friday, Dec. 1, in conjunction with the annual Downtown Christmas Open House. All entries must be lighted, and organizers ask that no candy be thrown during the parade. Applications are available at the Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce. Santa Claus will be the parades Grand Marshal. Following the parade, Santa will be at the Taylor County Historical Society to share milk and cookies and listen to wish lists. Additional activities will include a tree-lighting ceremony, chili supper and a gingerbread house contest. 2 shot, 1 dead in domestic violence-related shooting Corey Thomas A city truck was discovered parked just a few blocks from a residence on Grove Avenue that was the scene of a shooting incident Friday morning. One of the individuals involved in the incident, Corey Thomas, was a city employee. He sustained fatal injuries. Please see page 12 Gunshot victim now faces stalking, assault charges The 42-year-old local man who suffered a serious gunshot wound during a Nov. 5 altercation in the parking lot of a local gas station is now wanted on an arrest warrant issued in connection with the incident. The warrant, issued on Nov. 8 for Travis Murphy, contains eight counts, including: felony aggravated stalking (three counts), battery, assault, disorderly conduct and misdemeanor stalking (two counts). Murphy was reportedly released from a Tallahassee hospital recently, but is still recovering from serious injuries related to the gunshot wound he sustained during an altercation at a local convenience store 10 days ago. An ongoing string of domestic incidents between Murphy and his former wife, Naomi, along with another male individual, escalated to the violent assault and shooting, according to Excessive speed was a factor in a late evening crash involving a motorcycle and a car that happened Friday in front of the Save-A-Lot shopping center. The posted speed limit in the area is 40 miles per hour. Unofcial estimates indicate that the driver of the motorcycle was traveling at nearly twice the posted speed, Perry Police Department (PPD) Capt. Gene Franklin said. The motorcyclist, identied as Steven T. Walker, 24, sustained two broken legs and was airlifted to Tallahassee for treatment. The driver of the vehicle, Linda Satterwhite, 60, was not injured. The crash happened at 5:42 p.m. as Satterwhite, driving a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria, was turning into the Save-a-Lot parking lot. Walker was traveling north on Puckett Road and crossed under the light onto Jefferson Street. The front of his 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle crashed into the cars rear passenger door. The force of the impact was so strong that it caused the car to spin in the northbound lane, come to a nal stop facing south. Walker, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle as he attempted to take evasive action, Franklin said. He tumbled down Jefferson Street. Allegedly traveling twice posted speed limitExcessive speed a factor in motorcycle vs. car crash Taylor County ofcials continue to move closer to reimplementing a Solid Waste Card identication system that will restrict who can use county roll-off solid waste collection sites. At the countys Nov. 6 meeting, Commissioner Jim Moody stated he had received several phone calls about a letter referencing the Solid Waste ID card system sent out by county staff last month. The letter, which county residents received along with their annual ad valorem property tax bill, states: Effective Jan. 1, 2018, the Taylor County Board of County Commissioners will require all property owners to show an approved identication card when taking garbage to a Taylor County Roll-Off site. These cards will be issued by a County Roll-Off site attendant or at the Taylor County Administrative Complex (201 E. Green St.). This letter must be presented in order to obtain your identication card, the letter states. One problem I see is that it says roll-off attendants will be handing out the cards, and I am being told that they do not want to be responsible for who gets a card or not, Moody said. Solid Waste ID card system is one step closerPlease see page 3 Please see page 12All the way to state! Newberry defender during a big run Friday night at Dorsett Stadium. victory. Taylor County continues its quest for a state football title this


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A-3 Taco Times November 15, 2017 I wanted to make it as simple as possible, so we decided that everyone could just bring a copy of their letter to the roll-off site when they bring their garbage and get a card, County Administrator Ted Lakey explained. We need to keep a record of who gets a card and you better specify how they will get one, Moody said. I got the letter in with my tax bill this week, Commissioner Malcolm Page said. I know you are trying, but this is going to be a asco, Shady Grove resident Auley Rowell said. I have seven campers that I pay taxes on and three of them will be moving around the rst of the year. I have rental houses, and I plan on putting the card on the bulletin board in the house, and they (renter) will have to bring it with them to the roll-off site when they take out the trash, Moody said. I thought we were doing stickers, Chairwoman Pam Feagle said. I told everyone who came to my town hall meeting that we would be issuing stickers for their vehicles. So, we will have stickers and ID cards? Feagle asked. Yes. We will be issuing both, Lakey responded. Then they (roll-off site attendants) wont have to ask, Feagle added. According to Lakey, at the time the letter was drafted, the county was unsure if it would use only ID cards or cards and vehicle decal stickers. We ultimately decided that a sticker would be helpful to roll-off site attendants so they can just wave you on through when they see it -without having to see the ID card, Lakey said. Everyone that pays the $140 solid waste assessment will have a card, but you can also get a sticker, Lakey added. We could have mailed out the cards, but that would have been cost prohibitive. These roll-off site attendants know most of the people who bring their trash there and they now who lives in the city and who lives in the county, Moody said. Then why are they taking garbage from city residents if they know the person does not pay the assessment? Feagle asked. Because there are people just like you who own property in the city and in the county, and they will get cussed out over and over again while these people will just throw their trash out on the ground, Moody replied. We have to start somewhere, Lakey added. Lets all try to work together and make this thing work, Page said. There will never be a perfect system. We may have to back up and punt at some point, but we can do that if necessary and make it work better, Moody said. This is a good start, We will work it out, and we have to start somewhere, Page said. According to Lakey, those who own property outside of the city limits, and who pay the $140 annual solid waste assessment all received a letter. Those letters can be brought to the Taylor County Administrative Complex (201 E. Green Street) or a roll-off site and exchanged for a card and/or sticker to show the assessment has been paid and the resident can use the roll-off site. The ID card/sticker requirement will go into effect beginning Jan. 1, 2018. Were going to try to get a better control over it and make sure only Taylor County residents are using the roll-off sites, Lakey said, adding, Please be patient during this transition period, and call us if you have any questions. The commission has been discussing the idea of returning to a sticker/ card system for at least a year. Ofcials suspect some city residents -as well as those from neighboring counties -are using county roll-off sites, increasing the amount of tipping fees paid by the county to the Aucilla Area Solid Waste to dump garbage at the regional landll. In September, county commissioners approved a $65,000 budget transfer to cover the additional cost of increased tipping fees over and beyond what had originally been budgeted for the last scal year, which ended Sept. 30. I looked at the numbers over the last three years and found there has been an 18 percent increase in the volume of solid waste going to the landll, Lakey said. SOLID WASTE Continued from page 1 Card system will be implemented Jan. 1 at every roll-off site Pride in country, service


A-4 Taco Times November 15, 2017 Living TCMS Fall Festival A new semester at North Florida Community College (NFCC) is right around the corner, as students gear up for Spring Term of 2018. Alongside the arrival of a new term, comes the opportunity to apply for spring scholarships until the scholarship application deadline Friday, Dec. 1. The NFCC Foundation awards scholarships each term to eligible students as supplemental funds to help in covering the cost of tuition, books and fees. Individual and organizational scholarships for those planning to enroll in Spring 2018 are available for application until Dec. 1 deadline. Restrictions and requirements vary with each scholarship, however basic eligibility for funds is a minimum of a 2.0 GPA. Applicants are also required to ll out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for a scholarship. Scholarships may be applied through the NFCC Foundation, Inc., located on the NFCC campus, Bldg. #36 (Development and External Affairs/NFCC Foundation Ofce). Scholarship applicants may stop by the Foundation Ofce, call (850) 973-9423 or email Foundation@ for more information and scholarship applications. The North Florida Community College Foundation, Inc. is a separate not-for-prot, IRS approved 501(c)(3) corporation chartered to provide nancially for the educational needs of NFCC programs and students from Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor counties that cannot be met through state aid or student tuition income. For more information about the NFCC Foundation or scholarships at NFCC, contact the NFCC Foundation at (850) 9739423, email Foundation@ or visit Deadline for spring scholarships is Friday, Dec. 1, at North Florida Guest speaker Sheriff Wayne Padgett addressed the local Association of Retired Educators at its October meeting. He discussed the status of the current sheriffs department stafng and programs. He also elded questions from the group. He was very informative and everyone enjoyed his talk, association member Priscilla Tripp said. Taylor County Historical Society members will gather today (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. to begin decorating the downtown museum for Christmas. Time to start decorating...


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ReligionA-6 Taco Times November 15, 2017 GLADTIDINGS God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble Editors Note: In this season of blessings and thanksgiving, we are happy to present a new series called Glad Tidings. In the Bible, glad tidings is frequently translated to mean to tell good news and to preach the gospel. In the coming weeks, local pastors will be sharing messages of good news to inspire readers with uplifting thoughts to carry with them throughout the week. Yet those who wait for the Lord Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary. Isaiah 40:31 is a familiar passage for many. You will often see it prominently displayed as an inspirational reminder and rightly so. The imagery is powerful, and who wouldnt be attracted to what it promises? Yes, Lord, Id like to take you up on some new strength. Id like to not get tired. What do I need to do? You need to wait. WaitI need to what? I need to wait? Theres the rub. Promises sometimes have conditions. What does it mean to wait for the Lord? Well, Ill tell you what I think it doesnt mean. It doesnt mean wait for the Lord to give you strength. Also, it doesnt mean wait for the Lord to give you that thing that you so desperately think strength. No, it means what it says: wait for the Lord. In other words, make God the object of your waiting. Make God, Himself, the thing you desperately need. If you do this, you will mount up with wings. If you do this, you will gain new strength. Its a natural thing to wonder how this might be the case. Having wondered it myself, here are a couple thoughts: First, when God is the thing we are waiting for, the thing we are banking on, our perspective changes. Life stops being the kind of race that wears us out. I could try and lay out all the reasons why, but I think we intuitively get the truth of this. If God becomes a big deal to us, then naturally the things troubling us will become small. If God becomes the prize we seek, life ceases to be a chasing after the wind. Second, a miracle is promised here if we dare believe it. This is not merely positive thinking and renewed perspectives -though there is a lot to be said for having a right perspective. There is real, tangible strength to be gained for the weary. It will come in refreshing waves, over and over, and just in time. When the strength we desire to have will not be wasted in self-centered and short-sighted pursuits, but will be used to energize our relentless pursuit of God and the things that are of concern to Himit will come. It will come just as surely as God will come--to those who waitfor Him. Daniel Copeland serves as a teaching elder at St. Johns Christian Fellowship Church, located at 6050 Puckett Rd., in Perry. Wait for the Lord Christian History Made Easy is the new topic for the mens Sunday school class at First Presbyterian Church. Men are invited to gather in the fellowship hall on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. The study features people and events every Christian should know, with real life stories intended to inspire and challenge your faith. The church is located on Plantation Road.Class focus: Christian History Made EasyAs the holiday season approaches, plans are underway for the second annual Athletes PostChristmas Party on Wednesday, Dec. 27, at First Presbyterian Church. This event honors both high school and middle school athletes with a holiday meal and gifts for all. Coach Eli Biddy is coordinating this event with other representatives of the church. Meal preparations are underway by Bob Bell. Currently, donations are being requested for personal hygiene items like shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste, shaving cream, soap and disposable razors, as well as key chains, photo frames, devotion books, markers, fast food gift cards and small electronics. Organizers request that you do not wrap gifts. Financial donations are also welcomed. Biddy said, We want to encourage these athletes and show our Christian love, remembering that we are saved by grace and saved for service. The 2017 Fields of Faith will be held Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Dorsett Stadium. Led by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), the interdenominational outreach gathering will begin at 7 p.m. Students from Taylor County schools will share their Christian faith with fellow students during the seventh annual event. FCAs Fields of Faith is structured as a student-tostudent ministry, FCA Area Representative Rick Patrick said. Peers invite their own classmates and teammates to meet on their schools athletic eld to hear fellow students share their testimonies, challenge them to read the Bible and to come to faith in Jesus Christ.Fields of Faith is slated for Wednesday, Nov. 29Athletes to be honored at 2nd annual post-Christmas party ObituariesKenneth Ray Cowboy PadgettKenneth Ray Cowboy Padgett, 70, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. He was born May 11, 1947, in Perry to the late Arthur Padgett and Eunice Murray Padgett Williams. Kenny was a retired ironworker and of the Pentecostal faith. As a young teen, he took on the role of man of house and supported his mother and sisters after his father passed away. He met and wed Virginia Davis in 1967. He had a magic touch with his horses; it was like he knew what they were thinking. Beginning in November, when hunting season came around, it was hard to nd him anywhere except in the woods. Kenny loved his game fowl and earned the nickname Bandit by leaving the gathering sideways. In his younger years his passion was bull riding and bull-dogging, where he could be found most weekends. Kenny was preceded in death by: his parents; his daughter, Cindy Gail Padgett; and sister, Geraldine Brown Shaw. He is survived by: his wife of 50 years, Virginia Padgett; daughters, Kenya Hooppell (Steven), Dana Padgett (John Sparks) and Alex Stephens, all of Perry; grandchildren, Christina Gipson, Kristen McDonald (Eric), Kacy Rhodes (Daniel), Ronnie (Ron-Ron) Ronald Gipson Jr. (Courtney), Kenneth (Kenny Bob) Stephens (Erin), Zandria (Pooter) Stephens and Emmaleah Hooppell; seven greatgrandchildren; ve sisters, Lucky Lewis, Shirley Blair, Mary Jane Cannon, Linda Brickey and Nancy Padgett; and a brother, Linson Williams. Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in Perry with Brother Glenn Cruce ofciating. Interment will follow at Spring Warrior Cemetery. Family received friends Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 6-8 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home in Perry. All arrangements are under the care of Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in Perry. You may sign the guestbook at: www. joepburnsfuneralhomes. com.Mary Jane WilsonMary Jane Wilson, 82, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Perry. Mary was born Aug. 18, 1935, in Live Oak to David Wiley Henry Jr. and Bess Scharick Langford. Mary Jane was a member of First Baptist Church of Perry, and retired as a teacher and librarian from Gladys Morse Elementary. She was a longtime choir member and volunteer at First Baptist Church of Perry. She loved her family, grandchildren, lunch dates with her high school friends, bird watching, books and reading to children. Mary Jane was preceded in death by: her husband, W.D. Wilson Jr.; parents, David Wiley Henry Jr. and Bess Langford; stepfather, C.A. Langford Jr.; and sister, Patsy Henry Mercer. Mary Jane is survived by: her daughter, Lisa Wilson Brock (Bill); her son, Paul Wilson (Angie); three grandchildren, Kathryn Brock Putney (Bob), William Charles Brock and Alyssa Rhiannon Wilson; and two sisters, June Evans and Charlotte Collins (George); as well as a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Perry with Pastor Steven Ruff ofciating. Interment services will follow immediately afterward in Pineview Memorial Cemetery. The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday at Burns Funeral Home of Perry. In lieu of owers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church Music Ministry or Fathers Store House. All arrangements are under the direction of Burns Funeral Home of Perry. Friends may sign the online guest book at www. joepburnsfuneralhomes. com.Barry Allen HartBarry Allen Hart, 62, passed peacefully surrounded by loved ones the evening of Oct. 28, 2017. He waged a courageous battle against various health issues, ghting until the end and encouraging us all along the way. Barry Hart was born July 20, 1955, in Perry to Ottis Hart and Ruth Riggins. He moved to Dallas, Texas, in his early 20s, rooting his family with Carolyn Clark and providing for them through his work as an expert machinist. Barrys life and legacy are celebrated in Texas by his daughter, Holly Hart; his step-daughter and stepson, Nicole Flores-Martinez and Noah Flores; and his lifelong friend, Carolyn; as well as many uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends throughout the states of Florida and Texas. He was preceded in death by his younger brother, Carl Frank Hart, God rest his soul. Barry Allen Hart is most remembered for his genuine love and kindness that he offered freely to all those he encountered. Memorial services were held Monday, Nov. 13, at 3:30 p.m. at Watermark Community Church in Dallas. Kenneth Ray Cards of ThanksReedThe Reed family would like to express our heartfelt thanks for all the prayers, love and kindness shown to us during the sickness and loss of our husband, Daddy and Papa, Delton Radar Reed. Thanks for all the phone calls, the beautiful cards, owers and plants, and for all the donations to St. Judes Childrens Hospital. Thanks also for all the visits as well as delicious food brought to our home and prepared by First Baptist Church family the day of Deltons memorial service. A special thanks to our pastor, Steven Ruff, the worship team and Rick Gooding Funeral Home. We love you all, Ena, Kelton and Amy Karma and Donnie Kristen, Kaelen, Sam, Celia and LandenWalkerThe family of Johnny (Papa) and Doris (Meme) York would like to give thanks to everyone for the love and support shown to us during the loss of two of the most special people we knew. This was such a tragedy to us all but so many friends and family came by to visit. You called, sent texts, cards, owers, food, personal donations and donations made to the Go Fund Me Account that was created by a very special friend, Teri Wolf. Most of all we are weathering this storm by the prayers and words of comfort that comes from our Lord through our family and friends, especially my second family at Citizens State Bank. Special thanks to Doctors Memorial Hospital EMS, Taylor County FireRescue and the Taylor County Sheriffs Ofce for their quick response to my desperate 911 call that horrible afternoon. Once again sincere thanks goes out to Tommy, Joe and staff at Burns Funeral Home -thank you all for the support and friendship that made it easier to go through another beautiful memorial service. Many thanks to my cousin, Donnie Pittman, nephew to Papa and Meme, for the beautiful words and stories that you shared from the heart at the memorial service. It was absolutely perfect in every way. To Brother Jeff Stading from New Home Baptist Church -thank you once again for taking good care of our family and for making this memorial service special. Im glad my parents got to know you during Carsons illness. Thanks for being there and praying for us. Brother Rick Patrick, you are such a good friend and you have gone above and beyond for our family this year. Thank you for sharing that beautiful voice at the service. Songs are very special during funerals and memorial services, but when its family singing, its even more special! A great big THANK YOU to Andy Simmons and Dan and Alice Simmons. I know Meme and Papa were smiling big -you were wonderful and very dear to their hearts. What would we all do without Goodmans? Sandy Gail is very dear to my heart, and Papa and Meme loved her and Goodmans too. Thanks again to the many hands that helped prepare food for our sweet fellowship with family and friends at Goodmans Bar-B-Que after the service. There is no way to personally thank everyone. We were once again so overwhelmed by the love and community support of so many friends from near and far. If I missed you with a card of thanks please, forgive me as it was not on purpose...I am still working on them. Papa and Meme (Johnny and Doris) will be missed very much, but will remain in our hearts forever until we meet again as promised by our Lord and Savior. They are now with Carson and waiting on the rest of usare you ready? Love to you all, Mary Ann & Cody Walker Erica Knight Linda York & the York Family Jaime & Crystal Barlow and Family The Simmons Family The Pittman Family The Walker Family


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A-9 Taco Times November 15, 2017Yard sale. Friday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Next to Walter Bs on Beach Rd. Collectables, Christmas decorations, hand tools and more. 11/15-11/17 Yard sale. Friday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, Nov. 18 at 9 a.m. On Woods Creek Rd. Signs will be up on 19 and 98. 11/15-11/17 MISC 2005 13 ft. Gheenoe for sale. Two seats, no trailer. $450. Call (850) 843-8627. 11/8, 11/15, 11/22 We Buy Scrap Metal and Junk Cars. (850) 838-5865. RC UNCLE BUCKS SWINGS Order now for Christmas! Custom made wooden swings, rockers, gliders and more. Each piece handcrafted right here in Taylor County. Please call (850) 5844561 or (850) 295-1424. 11/15-11/17 AUTOMOBILE Grand Marquis. Loaded, nonsmoker. 120,000 miles. $2,800. Call (850) 371-4616. Glasstite camper shell for sale. Fits 2000 Ford F150 extended cab. Maroon. $350. Call (850) 8438627. 11/8, 11/15, 11/22 2011 Dodge Ram 1500. 5.7 Hemi, 4x4, very clean. 122,800 miles approximately. Camper shell over bed. $18,900. Call (850) 843-1980 or (850) 838-6489 to see. 11/3-11/17 FOR RENT Campers, mobile homes, and lot space available. RV campers. $125 weekly with $100 security deposit. Includes electric, cable and Wi-Fi. Lot space. $300 monthly. $100 weekly. Includes electric, cable and Wi-Fi. Two bedroom, one bath mobile home. $350 monthly with $150 security deposit. Utilities not included. Nafee Campground. 5260 Hwy 19 S., Perry. Call (850) 838-7549. 11/3-11/17 Two bedroom upstairs apartment. No smoking, no pets. First and last months rent plus $200 security deposit. $600 per month. Six-month lease. Contract to be signed. 301 Puckett Rd., a quarter mile from Wal-Mart. Call (850) 8438886 or (850) 838-6283. 11/1-11/17 Two bedroom, one bath mobile home in park north of town. All electric, central H/A, clean. $500 per month plus $500 deposit. Must have references and pass background check. No pets. Call 838-2755. DC One bedroom, one bath camper for rent. Near Keaton Beach boat ramp. Everything furnished. $135 weekly or monthly rate. First and last required. (850) 578-2446. 11/15-11/24 Two bedroom, two bath mobile home for rent. Partially furnished. Sewer and water. No drugs, no pets, and no children. $475 a month plus electric. $300 security deposit. Call (850) 295-1139. 11/8-11/15 Two bedroom unfurnished apartment for rent. Call (919) 7450228. WJ Remodeled motel room rental available. $150 weekly. Includes Wi-Fi and cable TV. Serville Motel. 5320 Hwy 19 S., Perry. Call (850) 838-7549. 11/3-11/17 Woodridge Apartments Accepting applications for 1, 2, and 3 BR HC and Non-HC accessible apartments. HUD vouchers considered. Call 850584-5668. 709 W. Church St., Perry, FL 32348. TDD 711. Equal Housing Opportunity. WA One bedroom apartment available. Credit check required. Applications available at Ware Oil. MondayFriday, 8 a.m. 5 p.m., call (850) 584-6666. WO REAL ESTATE FOR SALE: 221 North between Shiloh Church Rd. and Cairo Parker Rd. 1 acre lots with paved roads. Owner nancing available. Please call (386) 658-1346 or (850) 584-7466. EF SERVICES TALL TIMBER TREE SERVICE *Free Estimates* *Great Rates* Call today! (850) 838-5923. Mark A. Moneyhan, Licensed and Insured. Certied Quality Specialist. (tfn) Miss. Magicspells For spell casting. Remove evil of all types. Bring love, money and win court cases. Free reading by phone. Call (786) 382-8503. 11/15-12/8 Joe Coxwell Welding LLC Welding Fabrication & Repair Mobile Service (850) 843-3500 JC A to Z Farm and Lawn Service Complete Lawn Services Land clearing, dozer work, tree trimming/removal, dump truck services, harrowing, bush hog mowing, rake work, dirt leveling. Call (850) 838-5996 or (850) 5847972. AZ J.D.s Tree Service and Lawn Care. Licensed and insured. Free estimates. We also grind stumps. Call today 838-1280. Firewood for sale. JD MOBILE HOME New 2014 Jacobsen 4 bedroom, 2 bath double wide delivered & setup, power pole, new well & septic Included. Only $59,995! (386) 438-8458. JH 1996 two bedroom, two bath singlewide. 14 x 60 on 2.72 acres with metal storage shed, two-car metal shelter. New A.C. in 2014, new roof in 2015. $69,000. Call (850) 843-1980 or (850) 838-6489 to see. 11/3-11/17 We buy ugly mobile homes! Call John today! (386) 438-8458. JH Trade your mobile home in today on a new manufactured home! (386) 438-8458. JH HELP WANTED North Florida Community College, Madison FL: Position available -Director of Advance Manufacturing and Engineering Technology. See for details. 11/1-11/17 NFCC Part-Time Handyman Needed Seeking a part-time handyman for a 40-unit apartment complex in Perry, Fl. Approximately 20 hours a week. Must be capable of doing all repairs and maintenance to include painting, xing appliances, small plumbing repairs, lawn care, etc Send resumes to: 11/15-11/24 BIG TOP MFG. FIELD TECHNICIAN NEEDED Position requirements: extensive travel including weekends, some holidays and at times overseas a valid driver license, we prefer you have a passport pass a background check and drug screen basic computer skills professional communication skills to interact with customers ability to lift 50lbs. Experience/ Background: knowledge of tools & equipment construction experience. We have two (2) positions available. Please apply in person at Big Top Manufacturing, Inc., 3255 North US 19, Perry, FL Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EEO/AA/m/f/vets/disabled 10/20-11/17 BT J & J and Rockys help wanted. Busy multi-business ofce looking for experienced bookkeeper or accountant. Assist with day-today ofce duties. Must be reliable, organized and work well with others. QuickBooks knowledge preferable. Fax resume to (850) 584-7566 or email jandjequip@ 11/3 12/1 J&J Now Hiring. Ecoast Timber Inc. Truck Drivers Timber transport Must have: clean CDL, medical card. Drug test required. Offering: competitive wages, health Insurance, paid vacation. Must live in Perry/Madison area. Contact Jay at (727) 457-6001. 11/15-12/29 General help wanted in cabinet shop. Need not apply if you have applied before. Call (850) 5843340. 11/10-11/24 Taylor County Board of County Commissioners Job Vacancy Announcement. The job description and our 2 step application process can be found on our website at www. or in the lobby of the County Annex. Applicants must apply through Career Source. Call in Roll-off AttendantOversees activities at County Solid Waste Collection sites to ensure that proper procedures are followed. Code Enforcement Ofcer Perform activities related to the administration and implementation of the Countys Code Enforcement program. Engineer Professional-level position involving application of engineering principles associated with public works type projects throughout the County. 11/10-12/1 TCBCCLEGALS TDA 17-052 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Taylor County Board of County Commissioners the holder of the year of issuance, description of the property and the names in which the property was assessed are as follows: Year of Issuance: 2015 Description of Property: Parcel Lot 1 Block 3 of the Blair-Hinley Addition. Containing .13 acres, more or less. & Howard Sheppard c/o Howard Sheppard JR. Taylor, State of Florida. redeemed according to law, the 2017 at 11:00 oclock a.m. Dated this Annie Mae Murphy Clerk of Circuit Court Taylor County, Florida TDA 17-053 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Taylor County Board of County Commissioners the holder of the year of issuance, description of the property and the names in which the property was assessed are as follows: Year of Issuance: 2015 Description of Property: Parcel Lot 17 Block 13 of A B McRae more or less. Name in which assessed: Annie Ruth Taylor, State of Florida. redeemed according to law, the 2017 at 11:00 oclock a.m. Dated this Annie Mae Murphy Clerk of Circuit Court Taylor County, Florida NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Taylor County Board of County Commissioners the holder of the year of issuance, description of the property and the names in which the property was assessed are as follows: Year of Issuance: 2015 Description of Property: Parcel The north of the west of the north of the southeast of the southwest of Section 21, Township 5.00 acres, more or less. Together with easements. Recorded in Taylor Name in which assessed: James A. Payne Taylor, State of Florida. redeemed according to law, the 2017 at 11:00 oclock a.m. Dated this Annie Mae Murphy Clerk of Circuit Court Taylor County, Florida NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Capital One CLTRL Assignee of the of the property and the names in which the property was assessed are as follows: Year of Issuance: 2015 Description of Property: Parcel northeast corner of the northwest Then run south 210 feet; then run west 210 feet; then north 210 feet; right-of-way for Ash Street & Myrtle more or less. Name in which assessed: George Washington Estate Taylor, State of Florida. redeemed according to law, the 2017 at 11:00 oclock a.m. Dated this Annie Mae Murphy Clerk of Circuit Court Taylor County, Florida TDA 17-055 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Taylor County Board of County Commissioners the holder of the year of issuance, description of the property and the names in which the property was assessed are as follows: Year of Issuance: 2015 Description of Property: Parcel Commence at the northeast corner of the northwest of the southwest north right-of-way line; thence run point of curve; thence southeasterly acres, more or less. home. Name in which assessed: Verona Wilkinson Taylor, State of Florida. redeemed according to law, the 2017 at 11:00 oclock a.m. Dated this Annie Mae Murphy Clerk of Circuit Court Taylor County, Florida NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: The District Board of Trustees of North Florida Community College will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, the NFCC Board Room, NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL. A President, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., or email For NFCC is an equal access/equal opportunity employer. 11/15 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR BIDS The Taylor County Board of County TAYLOR COUNTY RIVER ENTRANCE LIGHTS SYSTEM MAINTENANCE SERVICES. to provide the requested services an envelope or similar package COUNTY RIVER ENTRANCE LIGHTS SYSTEM MAINTENANCE SERVICES to the Clerk of Court, 1st Floor address clearly shown on the outside of the envelope or package when soon thereafter as practical, at Taylor East Green Street, Perry, Florida The County reserves the right, The County reserves the right to respondent whom it deems to offer price. The County, in its sole and right to waive minor defects in the discretion, also reserves the right to accepted. package contact Victor Blanco Taylor County and University of 203 Forest Park Drive BID PACKAGES MAY ALSO BE OBTAINED FROM www. For Information ONLY you may also contact: Director 203 Forest Park Drive BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, Taylor County Florida 11/15, 11/22 FLORIDA PACE FUNDING AGENCY NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS The Board of Directors (the Board) of the Florida PACE Funding Agency, a Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting nonad valorem assessments for more of every county in Florida, to wit: Alachua County, Baker County, Bay County, Bradford County, Brevard County, Broward County, Calhoun County, Charlotte County, Citrus County, Clay County, Collier County, Flagler County, Franklin County, Gadsden County, Gilchrist County, Glades County, Gulf County, Hamilton County, Hardee County, Hendry County, Hernando County, Highlands


A-10 Taco Times November 15, 2017 Community Henry P. Davis has served his local Farm Bureau and his community for more than 60 years, and is now the recipient of Florida Farm Bureaus most prestigious honor in recognition of his many lifetime contributions. Davis accepted the organizations Distinguished Service Award at an Oct. 30 general session during Florida Farm Bureaus 2017 Annual Meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach. Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick announced his selection and introduced Davis to a standing ovation from more than 500 guests in attendance. Davis has been a founding leader of many organizations that support local agricultural enterprises, including the Taylor County Farm Bureau, the Taylor County Cattlemens Association and the areas Soil and Water Conservation District. During his career as an extension agent, Davis led the creation of multiple educational initiatives for young people by organizing local, district, state and national 4-H programs. His agricultural expertise helped to improve crop yields and food animal production in Taylor County. Davis has been an incomparable volunteer in his community, giving time and attention to civic and charitable projects for many decades. He is the recipient of numerous local, state and national awards for his accomplishments. Henry Davis is a model Farm Bureau leader, Hoblick said in his introduction. He has been instrumental in making his community a better place for everyone. His devotion to improving agriculture is a sterling reminder that one person can indeed change the world. I congratulate him for his superb career and his volunteer spirit. Florida Farm Bureau, the states largest general agricultural organization, represents more than 146,000 member-families. Henry Davis is honored for 60 years of service Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick (right) presents Henry Davis the prestigious Distinguished Service Award. For the 27th consecutive year, the City of Perry has been awarded a Certicate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) by the Government Finance Ofcers Association (GFOA). The Certicate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and nancial reporting, and its attainment represents a signicant accomplishment by a government and its management, GFOA ofcials said. An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement was awarded to the citys nance department, led by Penny Staffney. The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive spirit of full disclosure to clearly communicate its nancial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR, said Todd Buikema, acting director, GFOA technical services center. 27 years of excellenceCity recognized for nancial reporting ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park followed by a luncheon at Forest Winter Concert Thursday Tree Parade, will host its Winter Concert Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at the middle school auditorium. Admission is free and the community is invited to attend.


County, Hillsborough County, Holmes County, Indian River County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Lafayette County, Lake County, Lee County, Leon County, Levy County, Liberty County, Madison County, Manatee County, Marion County, Martin County, Monroe County, Nassau County, Okaloosa County, Okeechobee County, Orange County, Osceola County, Palm Beach County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, Polk County, Putnam County, Santa Rosa County, Sarasota County, Seminole County, St. Johns County, St. Lucie County, Sumter County, Suwannee County, Taylor County, Union County, Volusia County, Wakulla County, Walton County, and Washington County, or any of the municipalities therein, subscribing to or served by the Agencys statewide provision of or pay for energy conservation renewable energy improvements and wind resistance improvements in accordance with Section 163.08, Florida Statutes (collectively, the Qualifying Improvements). By law and resolution of the Agency, a property owner may apply to the Qualifying Improvement. The non-ad valorem assessments contemplated by this notice are voluntary and are only imposed by the Agency with the prior written consent authorized by or on behalf of affected property owners Qualifying Improvements from the Agency. The Agency is authorized by Improvements and is required to annually collect repayment by non-ad valorem assessments. The Board will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 1:00 p.m. EST, December 6, 2017, at the River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization Executive Conference Room, 2570 W International Speedway Boulevard, Suite 100, Daytona Beach, Florida. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property that may be subject to the levy which is the entirety of the State of Florida. Copies of the proposed form of resolution are on Energy Solutions (FL) LLC, Third Party Administrator for the Florida PACE Funding Agency, 6401 Congress Avenue, Suite 200, Boca Raton, Florida 33487, email: gov@ All interested persons are invited to present oral comments at the public hearing and/ or submit written comments to the Board at the above address. Written comments should be received by the Agency on or before December 5, 2017. Any persons desiring to present oral comments should appear at the public hearing. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the Board with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in such public hearing should contact the River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization at (386) 2260422 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the date of the public hearing. DATED this 28th day of September, 2017. By Order of: BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF FLORIDA PACE FUNDING AGENCY. 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 Notice of 45-Day Public Comment Period For Taylor County RESTORE Act Multi-Year Implementation Plan (MYP) This is a notice that Gulf County has created its draft Multi-Year Implementation Plan (MYP) and will be submitting the MYP to the U.S. Department of Treasury in accordance with RESTORE Act regulations, terms and conditions. The MYP will be made available to the public on November 8, 2017 for a period of 45 days. A hard copy of the MYP will be available at the Taylor County Administrative Complex located at 201 East Green Street, Perry, Florida 32347 from Monday to Friday during normal business hours, and at the Taylor County Grants Department located at Perry Foley Airport, 401 Industrial Park Drive, Perry, Florida 32348 from Monday to Friday during normal business hours. will be closed Friday November 10, 2017 in honor of Veterans Day and November 23 and 24, 2017 in celebration of the Thanksgiving holidays. An electronic copy will be available on www.taylorcountygov. com. The public comment period will close December 22, 2017. To submit a comment, e-mail and hpullen@langtonconsulting. com or mail your letter to Taylor County Grants Department 401 Industrial Park Drive, Perry, Florida 32348. The MYP outlines the funding allocation plan for monies coming from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in accordance with eligible activities as set forth in the RESTORE Act. For more information, visit www. or call (850) 838-3553. 11/10, 11/15 Notice is hereby given to Gregory Jarrod Tillman unless payment is made on 2006 Chrysler 300 VIN:2C3LA43R36H273860 for tow and storage charges on 11-05-2017. Vehicle will be auctioned on the 12th day of December 2017 at 10 a.m. at Thomas Chevrolet 2128 S. Byron Butler Pkwy, Perry, FL (850) 5846221 per F.S. 713.78 11/15 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 17000204CAC U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. CHERYL A. FRAGALE; THOMAS A. FRAGALE; UNKOWN SPOUSE OF CHERYL A. FRAGALE; QUAIL RUN ESTATES OF TAYLOR COUNTY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. A/K/A QUAIL RUN ESTATES OF TAYLOR COUNTY PROPERTY OWNERS ASOCIATION, INC.; UNKOWN TENATE NO. 1; UNKOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated October 26, 2017, and entered in Case No. 17000204CAC of the Circuit Court in and for Taylor County, Florida wherein U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST is Plaintiff and CHERYL A. FRAGALE; THOMAS A. FRAGALE; UNKOWN SPOUSE OF CHERYL A. FRAGALE; QUAIL RUN ESTATES OF TAYLOR COUNTY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. A/K/A QUAIL RUN ESTATES OF TAYLOR COUNTY PROPERTY OWNERS ASOCIATION, INC.; UNKOWN TENATE NO. 1; UNKOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the Front Steps of the Taylor County Courthouse, 108 N. Jefferson Street, Perry FL 32347, 11:00 a.m., on November 28, 2017, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 110, SUGAR HILL ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 161, PUBLIC RECORDS OF TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME SITUATED THEREON, DESCRIBED AS A 2005 SCOTBILT, VIN #SBHGA1080500451A AND VIN #SBHGA1080500451B; TITLE NUMBER 92754436 AND 92754505; RP NUMBERS 12262286 AND 12262291, WHICH IS AFFIXED TO THE AFOREDESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY AND INCORPORATED THEREIN. ANY PERSON CALIMIN 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 at Perry, Florida, on 11/01/2017. ANNIE MAE MURPHY As Clerk, Circuit Court By Terri Young As Deputy Clerk SHD Legal Group P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 19519 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33318 Telephone: (954) 564-0071 Service E-mail: answers@ 11/8, 11/15A-11 Taco Times November 15, 2017 At the Booking Desk The controversial, state-mandated Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship program is back this year, with a few changes. Established by the Florida Legislature in 2015, the program awards pay bonuses to teachers based on their personal SAT or ACT scores, no matter how long ago they took them, and their teacher evaluation ratings. The purpose of the program is to recruit and reward top teachers in Florida. According to section 1012.731 of the Florida Statutes, The Legislature recognizes that research has linked student outcomes to a teachers own academic achievement. Therefore, it is the intent of the Legislature to designate teachers who have achieved high academic standards during their own education as Floridas best and brightest teacher scholars. Originally, only teachers with qualifying college entrance exams scores and a rating of highly effective were eligible for the scholarship. Critics believed that this disqualied many deserving teachers from receiving bonuses. Teachers who did not take a college entrance exam, did poorly on the exam, or who took the exam so long ago that the testing agencies did not archive the scores, would be automatically disqualied, even if they were deemed highly effective in the classroom. The Florida Education Association (FEA) went so far as to sue the State Department of Education (DOE) and Floridas 67 school boards, stating in the ofcial complaint that, The SAT/ACT score requirement has an illegal disparate impact on teachers based on their age and on teachers based on their black and Hispanic race. The SAT/ACT score requirement is not required by business necessity and is not related to job performance. In the suit, the FEA explained that of the teachers rated as highly effective in October of 2015, 78 percent were white, 13 percent Hispanic, and 8 percent black, yet out of those who actually received the bonus for 201516, 90 percent were white, four percent Hispanic, and less than one percent were black. The selection rates for black and Hispanic teachers rated as highly effective compared with the selection rate for similarly situated white teachers shows the statistically signicant disparate impact on black and Hispanic teachers produced by the SAT/ACT selection requirement of the program, the suit stated. Data received from DOE also showed that 56 percent of bonus recipients in 2015-16 school year were teachers less than 40 years of age, By contrast, 44 percent of bonus recipients were 40 years or older, and out of those numbers, 24 percent were between 4050 years, 15 percent were between 50-60 years, and ve percent were 60 or older. Yet out of teachers rated as highly effective in Oct. 2015, only 36 percent were less than 40 years old, and 64 percent were 40 years or older. After mounting complaints and criticisms, the DOE made some changes to the program this spring. To be eligible for this years $6,000 bonus, teachers must still have achieved a composite score at or above the 80th percentile on either the SAT or the ACT based on the National Percentile Ranks in effect when the classroom teacher took the assessment, and been rated as highly effective by their school for the 2016-17 school year. Now however, teachers without qualifying college entrance exams scores can still receive $1,200 if they received a highly effective rating, or $800 for a rating of effective. To be eligible for the 2017-18 bonus, teachers had to submit an ofcial score report of his or her SAT or ACT scores along with an application to his or her school district by Nov. 1. By Dec. 1, the school district must submit the number of eligible classroom teachers who qualify to the DOE as well as the name and master school identication number of each district school to which eligible classroom teachers are assigned. By Feb. 1, the department will disburse scholarship funds to each school district for each eligible classroom teacher. And by April 1, each school district will award the scholarship to each eligible classroom teacher. The amount of money received will be divided based on the number of teachers deemed eligible. Controversial teacher bonus changed A severed ber optic line in Greenville severely impacted cell service here Tuesday, forcing Taylor County 911 to route incoming cell phone calls to neighboring counties until the issue could be resolved. A main trunk ber optic line in Greenville, which feeds Taylor County cell phone coverage, was cut, Taylor County Sheriffs Ofce (TCSO) Major Marty Tompkins said. All local cell phones could not call 911 or any landline in Taylor County. You could call land line to land line, but not cell to land line or land line to cell. Tompkins said the issue affected the countys backup system as well. According to Doctors Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services Director Mac Leggett, several 911 calls were missed initially, but fortunately they were all minor. We rerouted all calls from cells to Wakulla and Cross City, and they dispatched us cell to cell, Tompkins said. It was a Century Link cable, but it was a trunk that fed Taylor County cell phones. According to Tompkins, they are working on contingency plans to have a different system for backup in the future. All cell phone carriers worked with Fairpoint and our local 911 contractor to make sure they were rerouted to neighboring counties, he continued. Incoming cell phone calls to 911 were routed to Wakulla or Cross City instead of Taylor County dispatch, depending on location. Dispatchers in those neighboring counties then maintained an open line with Taylor County dispatchers to handle calls. We never lost CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) or radio dispatch, Tompkins explained. It was not down long at all before we had contingency plans in place. We immediately called our 911 coordinator and they were on it right away getting them rerouted to other dispatch centers. Some large excavating equipment on a property along U.S. 27 has turned some heads and prompted questions over the past several days. According to current property owner Henry Jay III, the equipment is part of a clean-up process dealing with contamination from leaked fuel from when Cut line cripples 911What is that?Editors 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.Nov. 3: Ronnie Smith, 22, 6017 Beach Rd., VOP--grand theft with rearm, Dep. Wimberley, TCSO. Lee James Thomas, 26, 1107 S. Center St., possession of controlled substance within 1000 ft., VOP, Det. Norris, PPD. Caleb Wayne Markey, 25, 1497 Pharo Morgan Rd., possession of controlled substance, Dep. Sumrall, TCSO. Joseph William Taylor, 40, 3745 U.S. Hwy. 221 N., DUI with property damage, battery on person 65 years or older, simple assault on contract employee, cruelty towards children, crimes against person, disorderly intoxication, disturbing the peace, Trp. Swindle, FHP. Nov. 4: Felix Proctor Jr., 32, 500 S. Warner Ave., habitual trafc offender, Ptl. Cephus, PPD. The Perry Gardening Clubs regular meeting is today (Wednesday) Nov. 15. Refreshments start at 9:30 a.m. followed by the meeting at 10 a.m. The program will be Make and Take, a Floral Design, where participants are invited to practice designing a ower arrangement to be auctioned off for the online Facebook fundraiser sale next Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. There is a $5 fee for members and $10 for nonmembers to participate. Fee includes owers, oasis, and green containers. Please bring your own clippers. Creative design will be led by Rain of the Rain Forest Flower Shop, assisted by Tuckie Brown. The meeting will be hosted by Debbie Ross and Bettie Page. The public is invited to attend. Perry Garden Club will meet today


A-12 Taco Times November 15, 2017 Thomas was employed by the City of Perry as a meter reader and his work truck was found parked at Pizza Hut. The FDLE crime lab also collected evidence at that scene. He was scheduled to work that day, but never clocked in. He also never picked up his handheld (meter reader). The route he was supposed to read that day was on the opposite end of the city from where his truck was found, City Manager Bob Brown said. His personal truck was parked at the compound at the water department and he had the keys to the work truck on him. Thomas and his wife were estranged, Franklin said, and the residence where the shooting occurred was not the home the couple had previously shared together. It was the residence where she (Sabrina Thomas) currently lives, he said. On Tuesday, Thomas family issued the following statement: Loving, kindhearted, respectful and dependable are just a few words to describe Corey Lomar Thomas. On his 31st birthday, he said it best,You only live once, and he lived his life to the fullest. He served his country, became a great family man and worked in his community. He exemplied the core values of the Navy, Honor, Courage and Commitment. PPD investigators ask anyone with information regarding the shooting incident to please call (850) 584-5121. 2 SHOT, 1 DEAD Continued from page 1 Thomas served in the Navy, worked for the citysources. The latest incident occurred at the Johnson & Johnson convenience store and gas station located at the corner of Highway 19 and CR 30 on Sunday, Nov. 4 at approximately 9:26 p.m. Law enforcement ofcials received nearly simultaneous calls reporting a shooting, and from Murphy, who stated he had been shot and was driving himself to the hospital. Murphy was reportedly shot by his ex-wife during a violent physical altercation with another male in the convenience store parking lot. The Perry Police Department (PPD) made contact with the vehicle near the Book Mart on Hwy. 19 North and stopped it to render aid. Emergency medical service crews responded to the scene and transported Murphy to Doctors Memorial Hospital (DMH). He was later airlifted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (TMH). TCSO ofcials have not yet released an incident report or any details of the altercation that led to the shooting. However, public records reveal this is just the latest in a string of incidents involving the couple. In June, a domestic situation between the pair escalated to the point both faced domestic aggravated assault charges following another incident. Travis allegedly drove his truck aggressively toward Naomi and a male individual as if trying to run them over as they were picking up tacks thrown in her driveway. Stating that she was in fear of her life, Naomi red two warning shots at the truck being driven by Travis. Upon inspecting Travis Murphys vehicle, a TCSO deputy observed a bullet hole in the front passenger side door near the fender. The glass of the same door was broken out into the seat and oor board, and there was a spiderwebbed crack in the windshield in front of the drivers seat. According to the TCSO report, Travis stated he only went by the residence in an attempt to check on the welfare of his and Naomis two children. He then stayed on the road, kept his windows up and did not have any sort of contact with Naomi. He stated that as he drove by Naomis residence, she came out and shot at him, unprovoked. Travis reportedly had a small cut on his right forearm, which he said was from the incident. According to the report, due to the circumstances of the incident and the fact that both parties had conicting stories, Travis Murphy was placed under arrest for domestic aggravated assault. Although (Naomi) Murphy faced domestic aggravated assault as well, court records indicate that those charges were never led against her. EX-HUSBAND Continued from page 1 Second shooting incident involving ex-husband, wife