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Carrabelle Arts and Crafts Festival 18 20 June 1993


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The FranklinCountyChronicle



Volume 2, Number 11 Published twice monthly on the 10th and 26th 10 June 25 June 1993


COVINGTON APPEAL

GOES TO

ADMINISTRATIVE

HEARING


The Governor and Cabinet, sitting
as the Florida Land and Water
Adjudicatory Commission,
refused to dismiss the Covington
Properties appeal of the Ninth
Amendment to the St. George
Island Development of Regional
Impact (DRI) DevelopmentOrder
issued by Franklin County with
within the Apalachicola Bay Area
of Critical State Concern.
Tom Pelham, attorney for
Covington, persuasively argued
that there were so many
controverted issues of fact, that
the entire appeal by Covington
deserved to be heard in full before
an administrative hearing officer.
Following his arguments,
Attorney General Butterworth
moved to send the matter on for a
full hearing, citing the same
arguments. The decision was
unanimous.
The briefing materials prepared
by the Governor's administrative
assistants provided the following
background on this case.
"On April 16, 1993, Covington
Properties, Inc., filed a petition
with respect to the ninth
amendment to the St. George
Island DRI Development Order
(D.O.) issued by Franklin County.
The original D.O. for the St.
George Island DRI was issued in
1977. the subject appeal involves
a portion of the project consisting
of approximately 100 acres in size
near Bob Sikes Cut."
"In 1985, Franklin Coun-i
approved a BobSikesCut Plannea
Unit Development (PUD Master
Plan which required among other
things, that 26 acres be set aside
for recreational purposes,
stormwater retention, and the
construction of an advanced
wastewater treatment plant
(AWT). Since 1985, the property
Continued on page 4
APALACHICOLA
NORTHERN
FEATURED IN
RAIL FAN
MAGAZINE
The Apalachicola Northern
Railroad is featured in the July
1993 issue of RAILFAN &
RAILROAD magazine in an
article by James Gunning, 'he
Port St. Joe Route." The cover is
devoted to the "classic blue and
white EMD-styled livery"
showing traingoinmgnorthbound
across Fort Gadsden Creek in the
late afternoon, depicted in a
kodachrome by Gunning. The
No. 7in Volume 12canbeobtained
from: Railfan and Railroad, Post
Office Box 700, Newton, New
Jersey 07860.


Tom Pelham

FLAILING F


CARRABELLE

MEETING
Carrabelle City Mayor Carlton
Wathen suffered a bloody nose
and lost a tooth in a fist fight
between himself and Tommy ,
Bevis, owner of Dockside Marina
on Monday night. Thefightbroke
out at the end of the monthly city
meeting. Tempers had flared
several times as the
commissioners and Bevis
discussed a permit request for
installation of a concrete boat
ramp, already permitted by state
agencies and the Corps of
Engineer, at the Dockside Marina
.on imber Island. The request
was table after heated discussion
and hard words were thrown by T
both commissioners and Bevis.
The violence started as the beenseal
meeting was breaking up and Compan
BevisattemptedtotalktoWathen, city for i
inviting him to the property ontheCi
saying, "Come and see for the serve
yourself." The conversation grew Carrabel
louder and after a couple of hot item ha
exchanges later, Bevis loudly cellular
called Wathen "a liar." Wathen and comr
responded with a punch and the is install'
fight was on. The two men used by
wrestled and punched one radio. In
another in a small passageway instrument
between the offices of Mary Jane charged
Kitamura and City Clerk (harles regular
Lee Daniels. Qity Commissioner municil
James (Jim) Phillips and City minute,
Attorney Bill Webster appeared monthly)
to be the two people who finally provide
calmed the two men down and minutes
Bevis left the meeting room.
Wathenwhowasholdingabloody Loftin s
handkerchief to his nose and was not
mouth, said that when Bevis rather a
called him a liar it provoked him Cellular
to throw the first punch. On own us(
Tuesday, Bevis swore out a beenins
complaint and city police chief been
Jesse Gordon Smith was commis
investigating, that if 1'


The meeting also saw
Commissioner Tommy Loftin
trving to explain the cellular


telephone that he had apparentiv
CIVIC CLUB SURPxiSED TO
LEARN OF MISSILE TEST RANGE
PLANS NEAR ST. GEORGE


The U.S. Army is proposing to
launch non-destructive targets
and defensive missiles along
particular flight paths from the
Gulf of Mexico and defensive
missiles along proposed flight
paths to existing test ranges. The
targets would be intercepted and
destroyed over existing land or
sea test ranges, or open sea areas.
According to Army
documentation, there would be
about 80 missile flight tests
between 1994 and 1999 from
"more than one off-range launch
location and potentially at more
than one test range." Figure one
presents the scheme for one
alternative location for
conducting these missile flight
tests and intercepts.
Comment after the meeting
included "I came here to retire
and now I find that we are to be
living on the edge of a missile test
range. This will really help our
property values..."
Several defensive missile systems
would be involved in the testing,
including the Patriot missiles,
Theater High Altitude Area


180 min
pay th
someoi
asked i
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Conti


MEETING ON
AFFORDABLE
HOUSING
There will be a meeting of the
State Housing Initiatives
Partnership (SHIP) Program on
June 15, 1993, at 5 p.m. (EDT) in
the Franklin County Senior
Citizen's Center in Carrabelle. All
parties with an interest in
affordable housing in Franklin
County are invited to attend. The
Franklin County Housing
Advisory Committee will meet
followingthePartnershi meeting
at 7 p.m. (EDT), also at the Senior
Citizen's Center in Carrabelle.
For more Information, please call
Mike Donovan, Apalachee
Regional Planning Council, at
(904) 488-6211 or (904) 674-4571.


ISTS END


CITY


4W


rommy Bevis

led with the Cellular One
yfor compensation to the
the erection of antennas
ty water tank to improve
ice to customers in the
lie/Lanark area. This
d been labelled use of 2
phones by city employees
imissioners. One phone
ed in the city truck and is
Keith Mock in place of a
addition to the gift of the
ent, the city would not be
the normal $35 dollars
monthly charge or the
al rate of 18 cents a
but would be charged no
y fee and nothing for use
-d theydo notuse over 180
s of air time monthly.
aid that the other phone
given to the city but was
"bonus" to him from the
* people and was for his
e. After the antennas had
stalled the two phones had
delivered to the
sioner at city hall. He said
ie, at any time used over
nutes monthly, he would
ie bill. Responding to
ne from the audience who
f he could get such a deal
Cellular One,) Loftin
, "I don't think so. You
D know how to negotiate."
inued on page 8
FIGURE 1


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'Potentlal
Flight \
Paths \

Sam Launched
Targets


Key West *" I
Missile launch and intercept scheme involving Elgin Air Force
Base, including Santa Rose Island and/or Cape San Blas, with off-
range missile launches from a sea platform or ship stationed in the
eastern Gulf of Mexico.


Defense system,
Endoatmospheric Lightweight
Projectile, the Army Tactical
Missile System, Extended Range
Interceptor, Ground Based Radar
and Corps Surface-to-Air-Missile.


The period for public
participation in the decision-
making, called the "public
scoping period" has ended, with
thelast meeting on 13 May at Port
St. Joe. A draft plan of the plan
Continued on page 8


ANNUAL CARRABELLE WATERFRONT
FESTIVAL


Three days of arts and crafts, gumbo cookoff, RV and boat show,
and lots of food and activities, will begin Friday, 18 June and
continue through the weekend. Held in conjunction with the
fishing tournament centered at the Moorings, the Carrabelle
Chamber of Commerce is putting together a three day program
which promises to provide a good time, good memories and
excitement, flavored with boat tours, horse and buggy rides,
live entertainment all day, contests for kids, photo and food
booths. ___ ______

T SPRING FLING 93 PROVES TO BE A
SUCCESSFUL PUBLIC AWARENESS
CAMPAIGN FOR THE FRANKLIN
I COUNTY LIBRARY


F -I
DT)JElRTGNATION
AGAIN
SCHEDULED
FOR
GOVERNOR
AND CABINET
With two new statutes in hand,
allowing for separation of de-
designation status as an Area of
Critical State Concern, the
Governor and Cabinet will again
hear recommendations from staff
concerning the de-designation of
Franklin County,butwiththe City
of Apalachicola remaining in that
category as an Area of Critical
State Concern. Official
presentation of the proposal will
made at the Governor and
Cabinet meeting scheduled for 22
June 1993 under current plans.
This is the same day as the County
arguments slated before Judge
Kevin Davey in his chambers in
Tallahassee.

FRANKLIN COL


by Brian Goercke l m
The Spring Fling festival of May ,
29 brought in valuable new
patrons to the Franklin County
Library and helped to raise both
funds for the Friends of the
Franklin County Library and "
public awareness for the library.
The festival began at 9 a.m. with
the storybook parade. The parade
included several floats including
a Mother Goose float, a Wizard of n .;
Oz float and a Mary Poppins U .
floats. Storybook characters as
Huck Finn, Pecos Bill, Robinson
Crusoe and Puss in Boots marched
ahead bf the floats from Ard's : .
Grocery Story to the Franklin 1^
County Library.
The Storybook parade was
followed by a Grand Opening
Ceremony. Will Morris
introduced several speakers:
County Commissioner, Dink ':_
Braxton, Norm Boyd, Jane Cox '
and Marian Morris. The speakers --
were followed by a Passing of the
Torch ceremony in which an older
gentleman passed a brass lantern
to a young boy. The ceremony
symbolized the passing of
knowledge from adulthood to
youth with the Franklin County
Library being the vehicle of
knowledge.
Continued on page 8

JNTY TO


ARGUE CONSTITUTIONAL

BASIS FOR DENYING

AQUACULTURE LEASES


Scheduled to appear before 2nd
Judicial Circuit Judge Kevin
Davey on Tuesday, 22 June 1993,
Franklin County Attorney Al
Shuler is to appear and argue in
the Judge's chambers the
constitutional rationale for the
power which was provided by
statute (F.S. 253.68) to allow
Franklin County to veto
aquaculture leases. The last
hearing held before Judge Davey
resulted in denial of the County s
motion for dismissal of the
aquaculture lawsuit, pending
since 1991 (#91-800). The lawsuit
was begun by David Jones and
others on two foundations. First,
the action by the Board of County
Commissioners denying the
aquaculture farmers permission
to lease a small amount of
Apalachicola Bay for the growing
of oysters pursuant to a statute
which gives all counties veto
power over such applications was
unconstitutional as a matter of
law. The second basis for the
lawsuit is that the County is
stopped from denying leases
once the County requested
emergency aid in training
oystermen in the techniques of
oyster farming.
Individual County
Commissioners have been
dropped from the lawsuit but the
County is still being held in the
present litigation. With regard to
a proposed change of venue,
argued by County Attorney


Shuler for any trial to be held in
Franklin County, the judge
deferred a decision, and has not
yet entered a decision on that
motion. Judge Davey has been
reviewing the case since the last
hearing on 16 March 1993 in
Tallahassee. Mr. Shuler requested
to be heard on the constitutional
issue only in recent days, and his
hearing request for arguments
was granted.
ALLIGATOR
POINT FIRE
by Rene Topping
Another woods fire broke out
Thursday, 3 June at around noon
and wound up scorching around
500 acres at the tip of Bald Point
on Alligator Point. The land
burned is partof one of the favorite
weekend beach spots for
Tallahassee students. Ft is also an
area that has just recently been
divided and is now being
developed into one acre plots.
Anthony (Tony) Millender, Area
Supervisor, Florida Division of
Forestry, said, "The fire was in an
area known as Chaires Creek. This
was a difficult fire to fight because
of all the marsh area. We were
lucky that the wind changed and
it went into the water at the tip of
Bald Point. We had about thirty
people on the fire lines from about
Continued on page 8


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Pane 2, 10 June 1993 *, The Franklin County Chronicle


Published twice monthly on the 10th and 26th


Carrabelle High School students
celebrated May 11, 1993, the date
their town attained its century
mark, with a day full of activities.
Probably the most popular event
was the burying of a pair of time
capsules near the school flagpole.
One contained mementoes from
the elementary and the other high
school students. Both will be
opened by the Sesquicentennial
graduating class of 2043.
Ms. Nan Collins, acting principal,
CHS, said she was proud of her
charges, and the way they acted
and reacted to the happenings of
the day. "It was a calm day at
Carrabelle HighSchool," she said.
"A day to look both forward and
back. A day when some of us
began to think of our own
mortality, and realize that we
might very well not be among
those present at the
sesquicentennial."
She was in a very reflective mood
as she commented, "Today was a
day filled with spirit. I felt that
the students and faculty were
taking a good look at who we are;
where we are; what we stand for;
and coming to the conclusion that
we have a good town and a good
school and want to keep it that
way."
Ms. Collins had appointed Kim
Moore and Nikky Sheridan,
graduating members of the
Centennial Graduating Class of
'93, to be "Keepers of the
Capsules.." Their job was to keep
a list of the articles that were being
placed into thecapsule. Theywere
keptbusyas student after student
walked up the capsule and
dropped in their contribution.
Some put in pictures of
'themselves. Two children, whose
mother is active in local real estate,
put in a picture of themselves,
pinned to one of their mother's
business cards with a large "I love
Carrabelle" button. The
kindergarten class turned their
thoughts to serious economics, as


they placed a Superman comic
book with a note attached saying,
"in case there is any monetary
value in this, we would like any
funds to go to the kindergarten
class of 2043 to be used for their
senior trip."
Anne Lindsey, gave the city
history at the assembly, dressed
in a long skirt, white blouse and
hat complete with gloves and
handkerchief to represent a
teacher of the turn of the century.
She contributed her gloves and
lace decorated handkerchief with
her name and the date printed on
it. All of the classes had a class
picture with identifying names.
The mayor and city council
provided a resolution that was
read and then sealed in the
capsules. As one class marched
out they dropped in the flags they
were carrying. Another group
dropped in Indian headgear they
had made. Several mothers, and
at least one grandmother, put in
letters to children, yet unborn. As
Nan Collins dropped in her letter,
she mused, "Wouldn't it be
wonderful to have another fifty
years?"
The program at the grand
assembly, held in the gymnasium,
was a mixture of patriotism,
school spirit and sports. The
capsule is slated to be opened on
the sesquicentennial in 2043. Ms.
Collins said that over the summer
holidays the school plans to mark
the burial spot with a plaque, and
an insertion will be made into the
school records of the time and
place. It was attended by several
people who had been influential
in the school past history,
including George Jensen and his
wife. Jensen was a much loved
past-principal of the school in the
1970s.Severalsports fires were
present, including Ned Ferguson,
and who were former star Mullet
players. Mullets is an historical
ame for the school's teams. In
more recent years it has been
Green Devils and presently is the
Panthers.


CENTENNIAL DAY

WELL AND TRULY

CELEBRATED


Also present were retired staff
members; Virginia Clower, Evelyn
Pope, and Ruth Varner. The City
of Carrabelle was represented by
Mayor Carlton Waten and his
wife Grace, and City Clerk Charles
Lee Daniels.
The school band, led by
Temolynne Jefferson,played "My
Country 'Tis of Thee,' and
accompanied Christopher
Everritt and Caleb Campbell, as
they sang solos of the first two
verses ofthat patriotic melody.
Five students: Tanith White;
Michelle Fergison; Christopher
Litton; Levi Millender, and Mary
Nola Tolbert, gave short essays
on their feelings about their town.
One of the really impressive
moments was when the senior
class led the entire school and
onlookers into a spontaneous
rendition of the school's Alma
Mater, as the capsules were buried
under the ground. Several of the
students wanted to lend a hand
and put a shovelful of dirt after
Ms. Collins turned the ceremonial
shovelful.
At noon the school lunch featured
a decorated cake and everyone
joined in with a "Happy Birthday
to Carrabelle." One onlooker said,
"That was just right. I felt goose
pimples when those kids started
to sing. It was true Carrabelle."
Meanwhile over at the Franklin
County Senior Center, 50-60
seniors were enjoying an old
fashioned "Picnic in the Park."
There was no let up in the
entertainment which started at
11:45 a.m. with a stellar
performance by "Gentleman Jim"
Portwood. Next the Panhandle |
Players entertained withamusical
tribute with Dr. Tom Adams on
the keyboard and "Gentleman Jim
Portwood" strumming the guitar.
A poem by Harry Sowle, entitled
"Happy Birthday, Carrabelle."
was read. Another group Del
Belleman and his Carrabelle
Rhythm-makers, with Lynn
Hankins as the featured vocalist,
entertained until the late
afternoon. State Representative
Allen Boyd stopped by to eat with
the seniors and wish them
"Happy Centennial." Center
Director Norman Boyd said it was
a great day for the center and for
Franklin County Seniors.


MY FATHER
by Rene Topping
My dad was a true hero in my
eyes all the time I was growing
up. He fought in the British Army,
on the fronflines in the First World
War and was badly wounded in
his leg. He had been an underage
volunteer and landed up at the
Dardanelles at sixteen, a place
where many a soldier laid down
his life in an unsuccessful effort to
et to Germany "by the back
oor." That leg gave his pain
almost all the time, but did not
stop him from working hard to
keep his family in a home and
food. He was bringing up five of
us during the darkest days of the
world wide depression. Still his
main ambition was for us to get as
much education as we could and
he encouraged us all to strive.
At bedtime, dad was always good
for a bedtime story about te Great
War. We would snuggle up to
him as he would tell us of his
exploits and how he met our
mother, who was also in the British
Women's Army. We were
fascinated by it all. In fact being
young, our first response to the
start of World War II was whoops


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of delight that we, too, would be
part of a great adventure. My
Dad cried one of the only times
I ever saw him do that. He said he
wished with all his heart that he
could go in place of his children.
He saw three of us go into military
service, one by one, as we grew
old enough.
Dad always let us know that he
stood by his children. On the day
I departed to join the A.T.S. his
last words spoken softly and with
red-faced embarrassment, at
saying it to his 17 1/2 year old
daughter was, ""If you get into
trouble, love bring it home." I
knew not even the possibility of
an unexpected pregnancy would
disturb my father'slove. I should
bring it home.
But most of all, I love my dad
because although he and my
mother, were aghast at the idea of
their daughter marring a "bloody
Yank," he was the one who went
from door to door seeking roses
for a bouquet for his daughter.
He gave me his strong arm to
walk down the aisle of the British
church and gave me away to the
same "Yank. It was not without
worrying about what was goin-g
to happen. His only comment


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From the left: Mayor Carlton Wathen, City Clerk
Charles Daniels and Mrs. Grace Wathen


"CLAUDE PEPPER" VISITS THE
APALACHICOLA MUNICIPAL LIBRARY
AND SPEAKS OF THE OLD SOUTH,
LIBERALISM AND NEPOTISM
by Brian Goercke


Kelly Reynolds


Kelly Reynolds, a high school teacher and soccer coach from
Bradington, FL, made a special visit to the Apalachicola Municipal
Library to offer his rendition of US Senator, Claude Denson Pepper.
Mr. Reynolds has been acting the part of Claude Pepper for 21/2
under the sponsorship of the Florida Humanities Council.
"Tonight," began Mr. Reynolds, "I would like to discuss without
the meaning of two everyday words...southerner and liberal. It
happens for most of my life in politics that these two words have
generally been regarded as incompatible." Pepper/Reynolds goes
on to say that ear y on he was led by a voice that said, "Go serve
Florida. Florida needs you." It is at the point of Reynolds'
recollection of the mysterious voice that he recalls his childhood.
"My family," claimed the reenacted Senator, "made a journey of 11
miles from Dudleyville (AL) where I had been born in the year of
1900 to Camp Hill, AL. We made the trip because there was a better
school in Camp Hill....and we made itbo th on wagon and foot. I
was 10 years old then and I drove the Cow." The reenacted Senator
recalled that the journey occurred only 35 years after the Civil War


and that most families could not spare their children from the field.
His parents, however, were devoted to education. He recalls his
studies as a young man in Camp Hill Justice of the peace office: "I
remember holding the book open, under the light of the coal oil
lamp, we had no electricity out in the country in those days in south,
and dreaming of everything I would like to become and achieve...on
behalf of my family and the folks I was raised amongst; and I took
and I wrote on the bare wall beside me, Claude Denson Pepper,
United States Senator." Reynolds spoke of the accomplishments he
(Pepper) had accomplished. He spoke of being a Senator, a
Congressman and a State Representative. He attributed a great
deal of his inspiration to Franklin Delano Roosvelt.
The reenacted Claude Pepper also stated that working for those
that were disadvantaged, and reminding him of his own people,
was an inspiration to him as senator. He went on to say that "a
public servant must be more than politician, more than a scallywag
who gets out for the vote and rides into office...dispensin' patronage
and dippin' into coffer." He stated comically that his first piece of
legislation in Tallahassee to "put an end to a tax on fishing poles for
old folks." He was 28 years old when he introduced his first piece
of legislation. The Senator validated his work for the poor and
elderly in the south by quoting FDR who described the south as
"one-third of the nation's ill housed, ill clad and ill nourished." The
depression, he claimed, was hardest on the south. "It was like a
dark night," he expounded, "that had no end." The Senator
credited FDR's New Deal policies with bringing his people "out of
the wilderness."
Reynolds stated that later on in Pepper's career, during the
McCarthy era, he was labeled a communist conspirator because of
his work with the poor and strong liberalism. His response, "I
seriously hope you don't believe that a good baptist from
Dudleyville, AL could be a communist." The reenacted Senator
went on to tell how big money campaigning and the media helped
oust him from office in 1950. Pepper's opponents described him by
saying to voters, "Having you hear that Claude Pepper is a
shameless EXTROVERT. IT has been reliably reported that this
man has practiced NEPOTISM with his sister-in-law. And he has a
sister who was once a THESPIAN in wicked New York. Worst of all,
it is reported that Mr. Pepper, before his marriage, HABITUALLY
practiced CELIBACY."
In 1962, Claude Pepper returned to politics as a Congressman.
"Unabashedly, I am...and shall remain a liberal," concluded Claude
Pepper. At that, Mr. Kelly Reynolds went back to being himself. He
took questions from an audience of about 25 people. In the end, Mr.
Reynolds said that his mother, a Roosevelt Democrat, was one of
these inspirations that led him to his role as Senator Pepper. "He
was," reflected Reynolds on Senator Pepper, "a pure spirit from the
south....a true representative of the human race."


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was, "You're just so young, love."
Still, he allowed me, without guilt,
to leave my family and my home
for the man I loved.
He and my mother never
interfered with my decision to
become an American citizen. They
told me to do my duty by my
man, and if that included
becoming American- so be it. I
was still their daughter. Butfinally
I loved my dad more than ever,
when at age fifty he was judged to
have only a short time to live. He
had been diagnosed as having
cancer of the brain. As I bent over
him on my arrival in England to
be with him for a short while, he
grinned up at me and said, "Is
that bloody Yank treating you all
right, ducks?" "He's treating me
fine, dad." I replied. He said-"Go.,
on home to him, love. I reckon
you got a good one in him." And
that was my father's blessing on
my marriage and my decision.
He made no guilty feelings. He
knew that the trust that he had
inspired in his children that they
had good sense, was correct. But
more important he set us all free
to live our own lives and be happy
in our own way.
He was a good dad.


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This Father's Day recognition was framed and posted on the wall
of 726 Iowa Avenue, Iowa City, Iowa, for nearly 50 years. The
prose reflects one perspective among several about fathers. The
gentleman pictured below is the publisher's grandfather, Jerrie L.
Plum, manager of the Saturday Herald, circa 1895-1902.


The Franklin County Chronicle, 10 June 1993 *, Page 3


Editorial and Commentary

RIVER ROAD PREPARES FOR A
FIGHT
. l __ by Rene Topping


Faltbfut >a6
T HE editor of a country weekly who hap-
I opened to be in a quiet home and found
"What is Home without a Mother"
over one parlor door and" God Bless Our Home"
* over another, thus moralizes in a manner
which contains a sermon within itself:
"Now, what's the matter with 'God Bless
our Dad?' He gets up early, lights the fire,
boils an egg, grabs his dinner pail and wipes
off the dew of the dawn with his boots while
many a mother is sleeping. He makes the
weekly handout for the butcher, the grocer,
the milkman andbakerand his little pile is bad- i
ly worn before he has been home an hour. He
stands off the bailiff and keeps the rent paid up.
"If there is a noise during the night, dad is
kicked in the back and made to go down stairs
to find the burglar and kill him. Mother darns
the socks, but dad bought the socks in the first
place and the needles and the yarn afterward.
Mother does up the fruit; well, dad bought it
all, and jars and sugar cost like the mischief.
"Dad buys chickens for the Sunday dinner, '
carves them himself and draws the neck from
the ruins after every one else is served. 'What
is home without a mother?' Yes, that is all
right, but what is home without a father? Ten
chances to one it is a boarding house, father is
under a slab and the landlady is a widow.
Dad, here's to youth You've got your faults-
you may have lots of them-but you're all
right,and we will miss you when you're gone."




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10 June 1993


Publisher Tom W. Hoffer
Columnists Anne James Estes
(Sports) Lucille Graham
(Sports) Jenny Connell
(Captain Ernie)............Ernie Rehder, Ph.D.
Contributors Jack McDonald
........Rene Topping
........Brian Goercke
........Bob Evans
........Alan Chase
....... Janyce Loughridge
.......Wayne Childers
Survey Research Unit........ Tom W. Hoffer, Ph.D.
........Eric Steinkuehler, M.S.
Sales Staff Chris Chrismon, Apalachicola;
Eastpoint; St. George Island (927-2908); John
McDonald, Carrabelle-Lanark (697-2782); Tom
Hoffer, Tallahassee (904-385-4003 or 927-2186)
Production Kathryn Seitz
Computer Systems and
Advertising Design................Eric Steinkuehler
Video production David Creamer
Citizen's Advisory Group
George Chapel Apalachicola
Grace and Carlton Wathen..........Carrabelle
Rene Topping Carrabelle
Mary and John McDonald............Lanark Village
Mary Lou Short St. George Island
Susan and Mike Cates................St. George Island
Pat Morrison St. George Island
Elizabeth and Jim Sisung.............Eastpoint
Eugenia and Bedford Watkins.....Eastpoint
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WAS NEVER LATE-
ABSENT-NOR DID CAPTAIN
HEMISS ASINGECLASS ERNIE
DURING HER1 7YRS. OF SCHOOL ERNIE'S
SALTWATER

CARRABELLE TIPS

TTO PbyErnieRehder
HI-STORY PART


AAAL.L. .L %fAAL X U.L JLA
III
by Rene Topping
There are just a couple of other
things that should be said about
the War Years. Duringthosetimes,
Carrabelle got the first city dock.
The Army offered to help drive
the pilings for use of the dock and
water. The bars in town operated
on a six month permit and those
who did notkeep the "rowdiness"
down were hauled before the
mayor, (who was also the
magistrate). Prisoners in the city
jail were fed from the white
kitchen, a restaurant that had a
reputation for fine food, including
a Greek menu, and was run by
Harry and Mama Papadopoulas,
so being in jail couldn'thave been
all bad. The ball park was turned
into a trailer court and Dr.
Quillman advised on providing
proper sanitary conditions. The
City Clerk W. L. Mowbray was
paid 50 per cent of the rentals to
act as manager and collect rents.
Earl L. Coulter and Edward
Ferguson were policeman. The
cigarette tax was one of the big
sources of revenue and one
notation in the minutes of the city
has a Mr. A. C. Dean being hauled
before Mayor J. R. Wathen to find
out why he has not paid the tax.
In 1943, Miss Gem Pickett ran a
service club for the soldiers at the
city hall. The city had also decided
that they would deputize six
citizens to serve as policeman in
an emergency. The army helped
in massive cleanup campaigns
throughout the city. Shoe shining
was made a city licensed
occupation. The war brought
bigger things to Carrabelle -in the
shape of the now existing Water
Plant. Land was bought and
deeded to the federal government
and the water plant was built in
1944.
As things began to heat up in
Europe the troops were readying
to go overseas, the minutes of city
meetings reflect bars being
required to sell hard drinks
between 5 and 8 p.m. in package
and only sell drinks until 10:45
P.M. so that soldiers could catch
the last bus to camp. Claude
Continued on page 7


Arts and Crafts (Boats, That Is)
Mix pleasure with pleasure at
Carrabelle on the weekend on
June 18-20. It's Father's Day, the
CarrabelleArts & Crafts show and
the Big Bend Saltwater Classic all
at once. If you want to register for
the fishing tourney, pick up an
application form at a tackle and
bait shop or call 904-385-FISH.
The center of operations and the
weigh-in station for the fishing
competition is the Moorings
Marina in Carrabelle, up the road
toward the bridge. You may want
to take time out from other
activities and stroll over there to
gawk at the monsters being
registered. Good times to check
out the catch are during weigh-in
periods: Friday the 18th, and
Saturday, 3-7:30; and Sunday, 10
a.m. to 2p.m.
Ladyfish: Good for Practice
If you are not seeking table fare
but want some exciting game-
' fish action, try the ladyfish. They
are easy to identify because they
are long, silver fish- smaller
cousin of the tarpon- that jump
with great abandon. They throw
the hook two out of three times.
Ladyfish can be found most
anywhere: on the flats, in the bay,
in the surf. They are congenial
biters who will hit anything
natural or artificial. Huge schools
often congregate this time of year
rightoff thebarinthesurf-which
is where we got them last
weekend. Landed about thirty
and lost double tfiat number in a
half hour. It is not uncommon to
get about a half dozen strikes on
one cast.
Once you hit a school of ladies,
it's a good idea to use a lead or
diamond jig with one large hook,
in order to avoid injuring the fish.
You don't need bait. Bring a light
rig with 4 or 6 lb. test if you want
to test your skills on light tackle.
The bigger ones may break the
line but they won't cut it- no
teeth.
Don't wear nice clothing or fish
them from a clean boat. Despite
their name and aristocratic shape,
ladyfish have a habit of relieving
themselves once on board. Just
high-strung, I guess.


ASSOCIATION MANAGER
ST. GEORGE ISLAND

Full-time management position available
immediately. Requirements include: Franklin County
resident, college degree, management experience and
knowledge o accounting, accounts receivable, real
estate, land use issues, legal.

Salary: $28,000 per year. Mail resume to: Plantation
Owners' Association Manager Position, HCR Box
228, St. George Island, FL 32328. Resumes must be
received in office by June 16.


Franklin County Senior Citizens Council, Inc.
P.O. Box 814
Carrabelle, Florida 32322

Case Manager

Requirements: A Bachelor's degree in social work,
sociology, psychology, nursing, or related field. Related
job education or experience may be substituted for all
or some of the requirements. Social work training or
experience in preferred. Must have personal
transportation, excellent communication skills and
able to work with people with a wide variety of needs.

Summary of Duties: Receive referrals and complete
client assessments. Provide information and
counseling to clients and/or caregivers in case plans.
Devise care plan and secure and target services.
Coordinate care plans with other professionals
involved in service provision. Provide follow-up,
review care plans andmake house visits as required.
Maintain accurate up-to-date case records.
Duty Station: Carrabelle Senior Center
Service Area: Franklin County
Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary: $6.20 $6.70 per hour plus milege
Applications will be accepted through Friday June 18,1993 at
the Carrabelle Senior Center (697-3760)
Equal Opportunity Employer


River Road residents crowded the large living room of the home of
Bruce and Pamela Schaffer, Thursday June 23, and agreed to join
forces to hire attorney, R.L. Caleen Jr., to petition for an administrative
hearing on a consent order that would allow Robert Allen to make
permanent a composting plant close by their residences.
The River Road residents will be the second request for such an
administration hearing. Dolores M. Pogrebniak, has already filed
a petition in which she cited Allen as "bringing seafood waste
materials to her property and dumping it on her property."
Pogrebniak also has a law suit filed in Circuit Court asking for a an
injunction to prevent further waste products being brought to the
Carrabelle Industrial Park site. Allen is listed in the Consent Order
as the owner of the property that was the old Buckeye Mill Site and
is now called Carrabelle Industrial Park. A deed in his name only,
is recorded in Franklin County records. The deed was filed on April
16,1993. However, Pogrebniak alleges that she paid for the property
with two checks adding to the amount of $155,000.00 and is the sole
owner of the property.
The River Road group are complaining that there is still seafood
waste being brought to the site, right up to the present time, and are
worried that if the consent order be replaced by a permanent permit
the operation will expand and cause constant odor problems and
possible contamination of their wells. There is no municipal water
supply to the area.
At the meeting it was brought out that a neighboring county
handles the seafood waste product in a different manner. Wakulla
County Landfill operates a permitted composting activity. Bill
Henderson, who is the solid waste manager in that county said that
before the operation started he was required to have four
demonstrations for residents. He is strictly monitored by the
Department of Environmental Regulation (DER) and has to have
monitoring wells in place. (There are no monitoring wells in place
at the Carrabelle Industrial Park site.) The activity had to be
permitted by the county planning and zoning and by the Wakulla
County Commission. Henderson said that Wakulla County sells
the compost. He said that the price used to be $5.00 a scoop and now
it is $15.00 a scoop.
Franklin County has been toying with the idea of doing a
demonstration composting at their landfill. Van Johnson who is
solid waste manager for the county, has been working with the DER
to get the necessary permits. At the June 1 meeting of the Franklin
County Commission he told commissioners that he had just been
notified that the permit fees would not be waived by DER and
would be between $6000.00 and $8,000.00. Commissioners said
that the county could not afford that amount of money. They said
they would try to get grant money to pay for the fees as this would
be the only way that money would be available.
It was also stated that at recent meeting of the Franklin County
Planning and Zoning Board meeting, one member, Jack Prophater
brought up the paragraph in the official Planning and Zoning book
the list of activities allowed in an Industrial zone. Composting was
not on the list. However, at the end of suggested uses, the paragraph
ends with the statement and other uses as approved by the planning
and zoning board. P & Z members voted to inform theranklin
County Commission that composting at that site was not an
approved activity. Prophater said that e would take the matter up
once more at the next P & Z meeting on June 8.
Residents also discussed the requested land use change on 200
acres of property owned by Olin Wooten of Georgia, that abuts the
River Road area. Frankin County Commission will hear this
matter at their next meeting on June 22,1993 at the Franklin County
Courthouse. Residents were urged to attend this meeting.


OYSTER
HARVESTING
LICENSE
RENEWAL
REQUIRED

Persons who want to take oysters
for sale from the public beds in
Apalachicola Bay must buy an
Apalachicola Bay Oyster
Harvesting License for -1993-94.
Anyone 18 or older who harvests
oysters commercially must have
such a license and must have
completed a required educational
seminar before applying for the
license. Both tonging and culling
are considered harvesting.
The license application period
started 17 May and goes until 30
June 1993. The license costs $100
for Florida residents and $500 for
non-residents. The law imposes a
$500 late fee for failure to pay the
license fee during the issuance
period. The license will be valid
through 30 June 1994.
Persons holding an Apalachicola
Bay Oyster Harvesting License
will receive credit against the cost
of their Saltwater Products
License, also required to harvest
oysters commercially. If a person
wants to receive the credit, the
renewal "AP" license must be
purchased before or at the same
time as the renewal Saltwater
Products License. A person will
not be given credit from the
current year or any previous
year's payment for an AP license.
A two-hour educational seminar
is required for those who have
never held an Apalachicola Bay
Oyster Harvesting Licensebefore.
Registration begins 30 minutes
before the seminar. Seminars will
be at the Apalachicola Research
Reserve, 261 Seventh Street,
Apalachicola, at 9 a.m. on May 12
and 26, and June 9 and 23.
Refresher courses for those whos
have had a license in previous
years will be held at the Franklin
County Courthouse in the
courtroom. They are scheduled
for 9 a.m. on May 15, 22, and 29,
and June 5,12,19, and 26. No pre-
registration is required for the
refresher seminar.
Applicants are encouraged to
check in at the seminars 30
minutes early to register and


verify existing information.
Seating is limited and is on a first
come, first serve basis. No one
will be admitted after the seminar
begins.
In the event an applicant does not
have a valid 92-93 AP license, it
will be the responsibility of the
applicant to provide proof of a
previous license year or certificate
of completion from a previous
year seminar.
When applicants complete the
seminar, they can buy the 1993-94
Apalachicola Bay Oyster
Harvesting License at the
Apalachicola Shellfish Center
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday between 17 May
and 30 June 1993. Or they can
obtain their license application at
the seminars and mail it in with
the proper fee and a copy of the
seminar completion certificate.
Applications submitted or
postmarked after 30 June 1993
must include the $500 late fee.
Questions concerning the
Apalachicola Bay Oyster
Harvesting License should be
directed to the Apalachicola
Shellfish Center, (904) 653-8317,
or the Apalachicola Research
Reserve, (904) 653-8063.


BIDS TOO HIGH
FOR FUNDING
by Rene Topping
Both bids received on constructing
a parking apron at the Carrabelle
Airport were far above the
funding that has been approved.
The bia from C.W. Roberts of
Hosford was as follows Base Bid
$169,768.90 with Alternate "A"
adding $2,625.10 and Alternate
"B" deduction $18,000.00. The
bid from Mitchell Brothers of
Tallahassee was: Base Bid
$194,094.95, with Alternate "A"
adding $3,000.00 and Alternate
"B" deducting $15,000.00.
Baskerville and Donovan
engineer Joe Waddell said that
the money available from DOT
was $100,000. He said, "We have
a little ways to go before we get
back in the money."
The city took no action on the bids
but turned them over to the
engineer and agreed to take up
the matter at a future meeting.







Page 4, 10 June 1993 *, The Franklin County Chronicle


Published twice monthly on the 10th and 26th


Middebroo FuneraHome (904) 653-8878
(904) 670-8670
APALACHICOLA EASTPOINT


APALACHICOLA
SPORTS
by Jenny Connell
Sharks Wrap Up a Hard Season
On 1-3 April the Sharks traveled
to Quincy where they played in
the Quincy Tournament. In the
first game the Sharks played
Greensboro. The Sharks won 15-
2. Dwayne Davis, Ricky
Abercrombie, and Adam Teat all
went 2 for 3. Deon Milliner went
3 for 4 in which one was a double.
In the second game the Sharks
played Aucilla where they lost 2-
12. In the final game of the
tournament for the Sharks they
played Wewahitchika and lost the
game 8-9. Reed Bloodworth went
2 for 3, Joel Ward went 2 for 4,
Adam Teat went 1 for 4 with one
double, and Caleb Lanier went 2
for 4 with one single and one
double.
On 5 April the Sharks hosted the
Sneads Pirates, and lost the game
with the ten run rule in the fifth
inning. The score was Sharks 0,
Pirates 11. Joey Taranto and Joel
Ward went 1 for 2 while Blakely
Daniels went 1 for 1. Then, the
Sharks hosted Grand Ridge,
winning 2-16. Dwayne Davis
went 1 for 2 while Deon Milliner
went 2 for 2. The Sharks had only
seven hits this game.
On 16 April Friday the Carrabelle
Panthers hosted thier arch rivals
(Apalachicola Sharks) for a double
header. In the first game the
Sharksbeatthe Panthers 8-4. Joey
Taranto went 2 for 3, Dwayne
Davis went 1 for 2, Reed
Bloodworth went 2 for 5, and Joel
Ward went 2 for 4. In the second
game the Panthers got revenge on
the Sharks by winning 13-8.
On 20 April the Sharks hosted the
Port St. Joe Sharks. Joel Ward
went 3 for 4, Kevin Ward went 1
for 3, and Reed Bloodworth went
2 for 5. apalachicola lost to St. Joe
in a close game 11-12. Two days
later, the Sharks hosted Panama
City Christian. Losing, 15-11.
Senior Joel Ward went 3! for 3
which included one single and
two homeruns which went over
the fence, Admn Teat went 2 for 4,
and Reed Bl&odworth went 2 for
5 ,.4 .., r ,,
On 27 April the Sharks lost to
Liberty County inythe fifth inning
because of the ten run rule. the
score was Sharks 0, Bulldogs 10.
Adam Teat went 1 for 2 with the
only hit of the game for the Sharks.
Three days later the Sharks hosted
Chattahoocheein a doubleheader.
In the first game the Sharks losst
5-13. The Sharks had only four
hits. In the second game the
Sharks won 7-5. Joel Ward went 3
for 3 with one double and two
singles, Adam Teat went 2 for 3,
and Ricky Abercrombie and Joey
Taranto both had a single.
On 5 May Wednesday the Sharks
went to the District Tournment
and played Sneads. The Sharks
had ten hits, but were making a
lotof errors inthe field. The Sharks
lostadclosegame8-10. SeniorJoey
Taranto went for 5 which al were
singles and Dwayne Davis went 3
for 4 with two doublesand one
triple.
Lady Sharks Make It to the Semi-
finals in the District Tournament
On 1 April the Sharks traveled to
Carrabelle where they faced the
Lady Panthers. Gina Mallon had
a double play with Angela
Bodiford. The player of the game,
Traci Lemieux, had two hits, 2
RBI's, and 1 putout. Shelita Green


Covington Appeal...
within the PUD has beei sub-
divided and purchased by three
separate entities. Covington
Properties owns approximately 30
acres, Sunny Day Development
Corporation owns a 67-acre tract,
andR.S.H. Land Investments, Inc.,
owns three acres."
"On December 31,1992, the three
property owners requested
modification to the Master Plan
of the Bob Sikes Cut PUD. The
changes included a reduction of
residential densities, the
elimination of the requirement for
the construction of the AWT plant,
and a change in configuration and
decrease in intensity for a
proposed marina. Although
application for these changes was
jointly made, the County
amended the Master Plan only as
it applied to the property owned
by Sunny Day, deferring
consideration of the amendments
that would effect the property
owned by Covington and R.S.H."
"Covington Properties appealed
the amendment alleging that the
deletion of the condition requiring
9he c1,stricton of the AWT plant


and Gwin Wilson had two hits
each. The Sharks won the game
14-8 and they only had seven
errors.
On 14 April the Sharks traveled to
Rutherford to face the Lady Rams.
Christy Thompson, Gina Mallon,
and Angela Bodiford all had a
double play together. The player
of the game was Gwin Wilson
with two doubles. Captain Gina
Mallon had one single and one
triple. The Sharks lost 2-8.
On 16April the lady Sharks hosted
Altha in for a double header. In
the first game Jenny Connell and
KimHollenbeck gotadouble play
and later on in the game Christ
Thompson, Gina Mallon, and
Angela Bodiford got another one.
the players of the game were
Angela Carver with two singles,
one triple, 3 RBI's, and 3 putouts
and Shelita Green with one single,
two doubles,4 RBIs, and 1 putout.
Erin Butler had two singles. The
Sharks lost the game 10-18 because
of 15 errors. In the second game
the Sharks lost4-8 with only eight
errors in the process. the Sharks
had only two hits and 13 popflys
which killed them. the payer of
the game was Christy Thompson
who had 4 strike outs, one single,
and 12 putouts. Erin Butler had
one single.
On 20 April the Sharks hosted
Rutherford for a double header.
In the first game the Sharks lost 1-
12. Gina Mallon,Angela Bodiford,
Traci Lemieux, and Gwin Wilson
went 1 for 2. The Sharks' main
problems were lack of hits which
were four and twelve errors. In
the second game the sharks lost5-
7. The player of the game was
Christy Thompsonhad one single,
one homerun, 3 RBIs, and 6
putouts. Errors again took the
victory from the Sharks.
On 22 April the Sharks hosted the
Carrabelle Lady Panters. Again
the Sharks took the game from
the Panthers by winning 8-4. The
players of the game were Angela
Bodiford who was 3 for 3 with 3
RBIs and 5 putouts and Gwin
Wilson who was 3 for 3 with 3
RBIs and four putouts. Christ
Thompson struck six of the Lady
Panthers out in the game. Shelita
Green had one single and one
double. The Lad ySharkshadonly,
:3 errors and five popflys.
,On27April the Sharks traveled to
Altha for the District Tournament.
The Sharks played a hard hitting
game with Sneads and shut out
the #2 ranked team in seven
innings. The player of the game
was Shelita Green with two
singles and two putouts. Senior
Jenny Connell went 2 for 3 and
had 3 putouts. Kim Hollenbeck
went 2for3 and had 2 putouts.
the sharks won 5-4. the Sharks
had ten popflys and errors, but
this did not stop them from the
semi-finals.
On 28 April the Sharks played
Grandridge in the semi-finals.
Everything that could go wrong
for the Sharks did. The player of
the game was Shelita Green who
had one single and double with
one double play, 1 RBI, and 4
putouts. Gina Mallon had one
double and five putouts. The
sharks lost 2-11. This game broke
the Sharks' hearts.
"To Gina, Christy, Angela B., and
the rest of the Lady Sharks team
of 1993. I enjoyed playing ball
with you this year and I amproud
to have gone this far with you.
You guys have made my last year
the most memorable one for me.
Take car of yourselves and go all
the way for me next year. I'll
never forgetyou guys and I'll miss
ya." Jenny Connell, 2nd baseman.


Cont. from page 1
constitutes a substantial deviation
and the DRI D.O. does notcomply
with Chapter 380, F.S., since the
County failed to properly consider
whether the deletion of the AWT
plant would unreasonably
interfere with the achievement of
the objectives of an adopted state
land developmentplanapplicable
to the area. In addition, Covington
Properties alleges that by
eliminating the requirement that
the AWT plant be constructed,
the County necessarily mandates
that sewage treatment within the
parcel owned by Sunny Day will
be addressed by individual septic
tanks (onsite sewage disposal
systems). However, since the
County took no action to address
changes proposed for the property
owned by Covington and R.S.H.,
it is unclear how treatment of
wastewater will occur for those
properties."
"Mahr DevelopmentCorporation
of Florida and Franklin County
filed Motions to Dismiss alleging
that the Petitioner, Covington
Properties, lacks standing to
appeal the subject DRI D.O.
Covington Properties filed a


CARRABELLE
SPORTS
by Lucille Graham
SEE, Son?
You've the old saw that Time is
nature's way of keeping
everything from happening at
once? That may well e true, but
Seasons provide us with great
emotions like exhilaration and
sadness, anticipation and fear -
sometimes intermixed.
As baseball and softball seasons
wound down, sports faces began
to turn toward spring football.
Practice was to start the first day
of May and a jamboree was
scheduled three and one half
weeks later. But it didn't happen.
Athletes were called to rally, but
few responded. Or atleast few
highschoolers did. It comes as no
surprise if you have read this
column all year to learn that
mainly middle schoolers had been
willing to work through the rough
times like these few have, records
for this year might have been
vastly different.
Because of the dearth of older
players, all year long seventh and
eighth have been asked to and
have been ready to fill in on the
varsity. Good news for those
stalwart souls is that next year
they won't be such underdogs.
Coach Tom Graham, with the
blessing of both the
administration and the parents, is
scheduling over middle schools,
rather than junior varsity teams,
to play CHS 7's and 8's

Inagood-sized school the JV-team
is primarily ninth, tenth, and few
eleventh graders. Panthers have
traditionally had a JV of middle
schoolers, the better of which have
been robbed by the varsity. This
move then bodes well for the new
athletes. One indication that they
can play with others their age is
Gary Millender's current Junio
Major League team that plays at
the Wakula Rec Park. They are
not only leading the league, but
are also undefeated. The boys can
play.


Trphe wreaareda


Trophies were awarded as
follows:
VARSITY FOOTBALL
Participation: Rex Pennycuff,
Mike Creek, Wes Putnal, Kelvin
Melton, Don Register, Joey
Rowell, Travis ONeal, Ellis
Jackson, David Millender, Chris
Ethridge, Joe Massey, Soloman
Lowery, RobertCharles Lattimore
Coaches award: Wes Putnal
Most Improved: Joe Massey
Offensive Lineman: Rex
Pennycuff
Offensive Back: Wes Putnal
Defensive Lineman: Travis
O'Neal
Defensive Back: Mike Creek
Hustle Award: Kelvin Melton
JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL
Participation: Wayne Braswell,
Shawn Carpenter, RonnieO'Neal,
Jason Millender, Michael
Braswell, Charles Anthony
Harris, Troy Kelly, Bill Gray
Coaches Award: David Millender
Hustle Award: Jason Millender
VOLLEYBALL
Participation: Mellissa Keaton,
Mandi Lycett, Susan Evans,
Amanda Evans, Alicia Ordonia,
Jennifer Nance, Lacey Campbell,
Sylvia Ordonia, Christy Murphy,
Michelle Curry, Allison Sanders,
Diana Sanders, Bobbi Jo Anderson
Coaches Award: Missy Keaton
Most Improved: Allison Sanders
Hustle Award: Christy Murphy
VARSITY BASKETBALL
Participation: Brent Glass, Rex
Pennycuff, Brett Lycett, Ken
Wallace, Kelvin Melton, Dale
Woods, Ellis Jackson, Solomon
Lowery, Ron Meloche, Brad
Blackburn
Coaches Award: Dale Woods
Hustle Award: Brad Blackburn
Offensive Player: Brett Lycett
Defensive Player: Brent Glass
Top Rebounder: Kenny Wallace
JUNIOR VARSITY
BASKETBALL
Participation: Robert Charles
Lattimore, Wayne Braswell,
Shelton Trail, Jonathan Tindell,
Jeremy Collins, Eric Lowery,
Jeremy Krawchuk, Wayne Webb,
Joe Segree, Lee Segree, Brandon
Atkinson


Coaches Award: Ellis Jackson
Hustle Award: Eric Lowery
LADY PANTHER
BASKETBALL
Participation: Christy Murphy,
Michelle Curry, Nikky Sheridan,
Sherrie Hartsfield, Kela Timmons,
Stephanie Boatwright, Angie
Webster, Corlinda Lattimore,
Miranda McKnight
Coaches Award: Stephanie
Boatwright
Most Improved: Angie Webster
Offensive Player: Kela Tinmons
Defensive Player: Nikky Sheridan
Hustle Award: MIranda
McKnight
VARSITY BASEBALL
Participation: Rex Pennycuff,
Brett Lycett, Ellis Jackson, David
Millender,
Joe Massey, Solomon Lowery,
Gary Martina, Stephen Wood,
Lance Bockelman, Don Corley,
Wayne Braswell, Shelton Trail,
Ashley Harris, William Chipman
Coaches Award: Jonathan
McAnally
Highest Battingaverage: Jonathan
McAnally
Hustle Award: Joe Massey
Defensive Player: Jonathan
McAnally
Pitching Award: William
Chipman
JUNIOR VARSITY BASEBALL
Participation: Shelton Trail, JoJo
Lowery, Jeremy Millender, Ellis
Golden, Cory Segree, Jeremy
Krawchuk, Eric Lowery, Michael
Braswell, Jason Millender,
Jonathan Tindell
Coaches Award: Ellis jackson
Hustle Award: Eric Lowery
VARSITY SOFTBALL
Participation: Mandi Lycett,
Allison Sanders, Diana Sanders,
Nikky Sheridan, Kela Timmons,
Stephanie Boatwright, Angie
Webster, Corlinda Lattimore,
Miranda McKnight, Cheree
Walden, Terri Cone, Alicia
Ordonia
Coaches Awrd: Stephanie
Boatwright
Most Improved: Allison Sanders
Highest Batting Average: Angie
Webster
Defensive Player: Cheree Walden
Hustle Award: Mandi Lycett


JUNIOR VARSITY SOFTBALL
Participation: 'Alicia Ordonia,
Jennifer Nance, Lacey Campbell,
Sylvia Ordonia, Michelle Curry,
Bobbi Jo Anderson, Misty Hitt,
Kristen Bell, Kimberly Denney,
Tamillia Lowery, Shannon Stone,
Celeste Dempsey
Coaches Award: Alicia Ordonia
Hustle Award: Misty Hitt
VARSITY CHEERLEADING
Participation: Captain Sarah
Bullock, co-captain Christy
Murphy, Sherrie Hartsfield,
Nikky Sheridan, Misty Sexton,
Cheree Walden, Jennifer Staggs,
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Participation: Captain Misty Hitt,
co-captainAngieWebster, Kristen
Bell, Tamillia Lowery, Jamie
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ACADEMIC AWARDS
Highest Grade Average
High School
Brett Lycett (3.8 GPA)
Nikky Sheridan (3.9 GPA)
Middle School
Ellis Jackson (3.5 GPA)
Angie Webster (3.8 GPA)
COMMUNITY AWARDS (for
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Donald and Shirley Smith
Carrabelle IGA
Willie B. Lewis
Luther Earl and VOncille
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Goldie and Johnnie Harris
AND THE BEAT GOES ON
But it ain't over till it's over and
it ain't over. Baseball coach Buck
Watford and his boys will be
competing in a summer league in
Quincy. Anew season begins.


But hold the phone! That leaves :,..
the, few brave high schoolers in S-
worse position. No, CHS will V ", .,.", '
take two years leave of absence T T
from the district to rebuild. All Il N T
interested 9th 12th graders
players will be able to compete on *
the (true) JV team. Graham has 0
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schools'J\Ps, such as Ruterford 0 00'aTP and Florida High. All this should .P rates L .J, Landing MaLLna Inc. JL
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THE WRAP Up I
Saturday evening, May 15, n
athletes of all Panther sports
gathered next to quiveringly i,
loaded tables of homemade food
and were honored by coaches,
parents, and friends. One of the
best treats was a hard hitting
speech by Florida State'
University's strength and-
weightlifting coach, David Van
Halenger, who preached and
joked home several important
points. Usingpersonal experience
and tales from FSU, Van Halenger: "
drove in the fact that the formula
for success has three parts: belief \
in oneself, faith in God, and scads:
of hard work.


Response to the Motions to v
Dismiss. Mahr Development 0
Corporation of Florida also filed a V
Supplemental Memorandum of y
Law in support of its Motion to
Dismiss."
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The administrative hearing may
take months, seemingly halting
construction on the Mahratn
development at the Sikes Cut.
However, it appears as if Mahr
Development will be presenting
a new proposal to the Franklin
County Board of County A
Commissioners, perhaps making
the entire appeal of the earlier
amendment irrelevant. Stay
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The Franklin County Chronicle, 10 June 1993 *, Page 5


THE SHIPWRECK AND
ADVENTURES OF PIERRE
VIAUD ON APALACHICOLA
BAY IN THE YEAR 1766
by Wayne Childers
In the lastissue, we heard of Pierre Viaud' s venture into cannibalism
near the banks of the Carrabelle River. There along with his
girlfriend, a Madame La Cloture, in desperate hunger, they killed
and ate Pierre's slave. The question that comes to mind, is how
could anyone starve on Apalachicola Bay?
Well, sheer stupidity comes to mind as an answer, but the most
likely one is that none of these people were fishermen and none
could probably make a net and certainly there is no mention one
anyone attempting to make and use a hook and line. There is only
one mention ofthe use of a makeshiftgig and that was for flounders.
Therefore, the fact that three of the sixteen people on board who
survived the shipwreck, lived through this ordeal is probably a
minor miracle in itself.
The following is a synopsis of what Pierre himself had to say about
it in a book that he wrote when he returned to France.
He had hired a brig called the Tyger in Santo Domingo and with
sixteen persons including himself on board, he set sail for New
Orleans. After his admittedly incompetent Captain managed to hit
the reef at Cape San Antonio of Cuba, they had continued their
voyage with some fear about the soundness of the bottom. This
became justified when on the 12th of February 1766, a hurricane hit
them coming out of the west southwest and they decided to forget
New Orleans and try for Mobile. The ship was leaking badly and
they threw out most of the heavy material and used the empty
barrels to help bail with along with the chain pumps. Mobile too,
proved impossible and they tried for Pensacola. They could not
make Pensacola either and so they decided to ground the ship
somewhere up in the shallows of Apalache Bay.
As luck would have it, at seven o'clock in the evening of the 16th of
February, they hit either part of the Cape San Bias reef or the Cape
St. George reef some six miles out to sea. The ship lost its rudder and
for two days they beat along the shore until they finally grounded
what was left of the ship on the eastern end of what is now St.
George Island. On the 19th of February, they finally managed to get
ashore.
These people were so unschooled in the ways of nature that though
they knew that you could make fire by rubbing two sticks together,
as any boyscout does today, they were unable to get a fire started in
this way and never learned how. However, Viaud, returned to the
ship and managed to find six muskets, twenty-five pounds of dry
gunpowder, two hatchets, some blankets and thirty to forty pounds
of hardtack. They then, managed to shoot six ducks or geese and
with the hardtack soaked in some rum that had floated ashore, had
a fairly good meal.
Now as Viaud says:
"We knew the inhabitants of the Apalachian Coast forsake the
villages during the winter season and betake themselves to the


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neighboring islands where they follow the chase (hunt), till about
theeginning of April when they return to the continent again,
laden with the skins of wild animals they have hunted down which
they traffic with the Europeans for arms, ammunition and Brandy."
In this he was correct, Bernard Romans, the Admiralty mapmaker
for the British, observed somewhere around 1770, that about five
hundred Creeks came down during the time from September to
March to fish the area. One of the things he notes that they would
bring with them, were skins of what was probably tupelo honey
which was pronounced better than that of the Mediterranean by a
connoisseur of his acquaintance who had reserved two bottles of it
to send to a certain Lord Moyro, who was also supposedly a
connoisseur of that item. [Bernard Romans, P. Lee Philips, 1924].
Viaud was deathly afraid of the Indians and was especially fearful
that they might become drunk on the rum that they had recovered.
He ordered all the barrels except three broken and those to be taken
into the woods and buried in the sand. He then had a guard
mounted at each of the four points of the compass to warn against
a surprise attack.
The 22nd of February, five Indians did show up, two men and three
women, each armed with a musket and a tomahawk. One of the
Indians conversed in bad Spanish with a crewman who understood
the language. He said his name was Antonio and that he was a
native of St. Mark's. Further, that he was spending the winter on an
island about ten miles away with his family; his wife, mother, sister
and nephew, when he noticed signs of shipwreck and come to
investigate.
Viaud asked him to take them to St. Mark's which this Antonio said
was about thirty-five miles away but according to Viaud was closer
to eighty-five. Antonio was persuaded to take three sailors with
him and then left for the island he was living on. The next day he
returned and with some sort of large bird, perhaps a blue heron and
half a deer for food for the survivors. They then loaded the canoe
with all the goods and Viaud and five others went with him, leaving
the rest on what was then called Dog Island and is now called St.
George Island and apparently took them to the island that is today
calledDog Island. There, Antonio refused to go back for the others.
Instead he wanted to carry those already there to the mainland first.
Viaud argued with him for two days before he consented to go back
to bring the others over.
Later, Antonio left them there, supposedly to go hunting but Viaud
suspected his intentions and by ying in wait for him, caught him
and his family when they returned. They forced Antonio to ferry six
of them to the mainland, leaving eight on Dog Island.
After ten miles of sailing, Antonio stopped at another island and
then as the days progressed, instead of heading for the mainland,
went island hopping according to Viaud. Since there are only four
islands at any given time in St. George Sound, this does not sound
reasonable unless, either Viaud could not distinguish parts of the
mainland from the islands or they were landing on sandbars which
in one instance seems to be the case.
After seven days of sailing from island to island, "without any view
of the mainland", Viaud decided to killAntonio but was persuaded
not to by his companions. The food which was bear meat and
venison had run out and all they had managed to get to eat was
three ducks or geese and a few oysters the Indians gave them.


One the 12th of March, Antonio and his wife stole off in the canoe,
leaving them stranded. He took everything they had except their
clothes and the blankets they were sleeping in and a bunt iron knife
that Viaud had in his pocket.
Viaud says that the Island that they were on had no oysters, roots,
fruits or fresh water. It sounds more like a sand bar, which as
mentioned above, makes more sense as to the number of islands
that Viaud was apparently on.
From the end of the island, they could see the one they had spent the
previous night on. They knew it had plenty of fresh water, fruits
and shellfish and was about three quarters of a mile away. They
waded over to it in waist deep water and once again could not make
a fire so they gorged themselves on raw oysters the first few days
but then the windblew from the south and water covered the oyster
beds. For some reason, they seemed not to have thought about just
wading out and picking them up.
There had been an old canoe on one of the islands they had visited
and with three of his companions, he began walking to the end of
the island they were on, crossing several brooks and finally coming
to an arm of the sea about three quarters of a mile wide. They waded
again over to an island, this time in neck deep water.
Viaud also remembered where Antonio had changed out the flintin
his musket. He went there and found the discarded gun flint. Then,
he used the flint and his iron knife and the ruffles ofhis shirt to start
a fire with.
They caulked the canoe with Spanish moss but were unsure about
its seaworthiness. They left one of their companions, Monsieur La
Cloture, there with the canoe and decided to see if they could wade
to the island where they had left the eight sailors. The distance
between the island they were on and the other island was about ten
miles so they returned to where they had left Monsieur la Couture.
There they found that he had already taken the leaky vessels and
gone to the island where his wife and fifteen year old son were.
Viaud and his two companions decided to take the canoe and make
for the mainland, leaving his slave, Madame La Cloture and her son
on the island. A little ways out, Viaud realized that the boat would
never make it and jumped out. The others made fun of him and
went on. They were never seen again.
nce again on the island, he set himself and the rest about building
a raft. No sooner than they had finished it, than a storm destroyed
it and all their provisions. They became extremely hungry and the
slave was fortunate enough or unfortunate enough to find the head
of a somewhat dead porpoise. Famished, they cooked it and ate it.
About an hour later, they all came down with apparent food
poisoning. They became deathly ill and in great need of fresh water
of which, thankfully, there was plenty. For five days, they all had
dysentery. Everyone recovered except the fifteen year old boy who
continued to decline.
They made another raft and made ready to leave. Viaud checked
out young La Clouture and though he was still alive told his mother
that he was dead, according to him, at the boy's own request. He
took the slave, Madame La Clouture and a load of smoked shellfish
for food and set sail on the raft, using a blanket for a sail, on the 19th
of April, 1766.
Having landed on the mainland, according to Viaud, they were


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The howling and roars were terrifying and Madame fainted several
times and had to be revived. They appear at this point to have
begun developing a rather intimate relationship which Viaud goes
to great lengths to deny at one point and indirectly confirm at
another. The next night they were besetby wolves, bears, tigers and
lions which they kept off with the fire. This occurred each night and
during the day they could find nothing to eat.
The slave suddenly began eating the leaves from a tree and they all
began to stuff themselves with them. An hour later, they began to
writhe in agony and crawled over to a spring and drank large
quantities of water which cause their stomachs to swell and then to
vomit up leaves and blood.
Weaker than before, they could still find nothing to eat. At this point
they left the shore, where as Bernard Romans points out, they could
have killed one hundred mullet in short time with a sharp stick and
where stingrays are easily speared in the same way and became lost
in the forest somewhere near the Carrabelle River.


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grenade, bayonet, battle practice,
and infiltration courses and
swimming pools were
constructed. Another course was
instituted to train soldiers in the
art of scouting and patrolling as
applied to amphibious
operations. TheOperationsOffice
prepared training schedules and
supervised actual training for the
divisions. It also supervised the
Engineer Amphibious Brigades
and the Staff and Special Training
Divisions, and the Publication and
Photographic Division.
A very high type of enlisted men
(48 of them, as well as eight
commissioned officers) were
selected for a Commando
Division that was formed in mid-
June 1942. The primary mission
of the new division was to train
personnel in the tactics and
techniques of a task force whose
functions in combat would be
similar to those performed by
British Commandos. The men
were officially designated the
Commando Demonstration
Platoon until they were absorbed
by the Special Training Division.
They were schooled in hand-to-
hand fighting, in use of the
bayonet and hand grenade and
rubber boats, map reading,
compass, demolitions, military
sketching, swimming, obstacle
course, and preparation of
personnel for raids to destroy
enemy Installations, and
intelligence and counter-
intelligence raids. Commando
training was given to 500 men,
selected for physical qualification
and aptitude, from each of the
first two student divisions, the
45th and 36th.
The name "Commando" was
changed to "Ranger" following
the sketchily-planned and ill-fated
Dieppe raid (involving 1,000
British Commandos and
American Rangers and 5,000
Canadians) in which American
Commandos took the name of
Rangers. Later, in 1944, the
American Rangers suffered a
grievous defeat when they
attempted to break out of a
German stranglehold on the
Anzio Beachhead, in Italy.
TheSpecial Training Division was
a brainchild of Brigadier General
Frank A. Keating, commanding
general of the Amphibious
Training Center, from whose
journal (once secret, now
declassified) much of this
Chronicle report is derived. The
primary objective of the new
division was to construct and
operate a street fighting course to
be taken by 45 men and officers
per student division every five
days. Inchargeof the course were
two infantry captains who had
justreturned fromEngland where
they had received instruction in
street fighting and commando
training. Also readied were
courses in bayonet, camouflage,
grenade throwing, battle practice,
obstacles, swimming, and
demolitions. An infiltration
course anda snap-shooting course
were inaugurated as well


they were made safe for non-
swimmers until the soldiers
learned to keep themselves afloat
during combat amphibious
operations.
The obstacle course consisted of
17obstades within overall length
of 550 yards, designed to
accommodate 125 men every 40
minutes. Grenade throwing was
taught in five 40-minute periods.
The judo course had as its motto,
"Kill or Be Killed," and was
intended to teach the soldier how
to kill with his bare hands.
Aggressive offensive action was
the goal of it to kill quickly,
maim, and otherwise disable the
enemy. In the infiltration course,
men were taught to advance,
under machine gun fire, across
open ground littered with
obstacles such as fences, shell
holes, stumps, and trenches. In
addition to machine gun bullets
fired 30 inches above the men, 24
dynamite charges were exploded
during each crossingof thecourse.
All personnel, from General
Keating to the last basic trainee,
went through the infiltration
course. Student machine gunners
fired at mock landing craft targets,
mounted on jeeps, which


traversed a rolling runway 150
yards in length. Street fighting
instruction was given in two days
to each infantrybattalion. Topics
included wall scaling with and
without ropes, roof climbing,
unorthodox use of grenades and
other small arms, booby traps,
and house-to-house advance in
urban combat. Quick and
accurate firing at fast-moving
targets, with alitypes of weapons
frompistolsto machine guns, was
the objective of the battle practice
course.
The 38th and (General Omar
Bradley's) 28th Infantry Divisions
were trained in these rigorous
endeavors. Then plans for the
next division were held in
abeyance awaiting the outcome
of instructions from Washington
with reference to imminent
dissolution of the Amphibious
TrainingCenter. Nonetheless, the
31st and 4th Infantry Divisions
were trained at Camp Gordon
Johnston before it was officially
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mountain." c _7 _
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Lots of GI teeth were pulled, but
no mountains were moved on the
flat-as-a-billiard-table shores of
the Gulf of Mexico. -o
Before movingto the Florida coast,
the Amphibious Training
Command instructed two
divisions (the 45th and 36th) that
stormed the Moroccan coast in
the invasion of No ,mber 1942.
TheSecondEngineei amphibiouss
Brigade, also fresh irom training
at Camp Gordon Johnston, was
partof at force. The Third and
Fourth Engineer Brigades, which
followed in the footsteps of the
Second atCarrabelle, participated
in the invasions of Sicily and
Normandy, respectively.
The engineers' power training in
Floridan resembled real invasions
on enemy shores. Simulated
assaults typically began before
dawn on og Island, five miles
off the mainland. Small craft
carrying a few dozen fully-
outfittedinfantrymen, and large
armored craft ferrying larger
groups together with their
artillery and armored vehicles,
crept toward shore in the
darkness. Boat engineers
responsible for tactics in, and
probing of, the waters offshore
were one of two sections into
which the brigade was divided,;


Engineering map drawn at the camp showing transition firing
range, Harbeson City and Carrabelle, 5 July 1943. Furnished by
Carleton Wathen, Mayor of Carrabelle.
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the other comprised shore
engineers who maintained the
beachhead after landing. The
beach was marked with colored
flags pointing out supply sites. A
bulldozer unit laid down a wire
mesh road to support tanks.
Assault troops moved inland by
vehicle or shanks' mare till they
were able to form a line for
reconsideration of tactics. Thus
ended the exercise that was
practiced day after day.
So much for the engineers. But
how were the permanent camp
complement (instructors,etc.) and
the infantry-divisions-in-training
engaged daily? The Operations
Office was the final arbiter in all
matters pertaining to technical
and tactical training of student
units. When, for example, it
became apparent that there were
not enoughboats available to train
a complete infantry division plus
attachments at one time,
operations introduced additional
courses and opened special
traningareastooccupy thetroopO


that could not actually practice
on landing craft. Clearings were
opened up, and towers tor use
with cargo nets and other trading
aids were established in each
clearing. Instruction of the first
division (the 38th) to be trained as
a unit was concluded with a
combined amphibious exercise
involving the entire division plus
attachments of antiaircraft
artillery, barrage balloons, tank
destroyers, and air units.
As initially organized, the
Operations Office trained a part
of each division in amphibious
operationsand part in commando
operations. Pursuant to an Army
Ground Forces order which
directed that commando
operations be discontinued and
replaced with a course of training
designed to harden men
physically and mentally for
combat and to accustom them to
having fire conducted over their
heads, the Operations Office
organized a Special Training
Division,. Obstacle courses ana


The abandoned logging camp that
once was Harbeson City became
the framework for a city
constructed by the engineers to
contain firing ranges for the street
fightingcourse. Ofcerpersonnel
were augmented with help from
the 75th Composite Infantry
Training Battalion. In addition to
the Harbeson City courses, one
each of the following subjects was
assigned to each combat team
area: grenade, obstacle, and
swimnungcourses,judo and knife
fighting, demolitions, and
bayonet. A log exercise was
adapted from one employed by
British Commandos for physical
conditioning. Aswimmingcourse
was begun in three areas -in the
Gulf ofMexico and in two fresh
water lakes about a mile from the
Gulf. The latter two were short of
ideal, but after considerable work


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Carrabelle History
Cont. from page 3
Pepper earmarked a fire truck
from Camp Gordon Johnston to
be held for Carrabelle.
After the war ended, Carrabelle
had to start looking to it's future.
In 1947, the mayor, Leo Hance
was sent to Washington D.C. to
meet with the War Assets Board
to try to negotiate a paper pulp
mill to be located at Camp Bell or
at Camp Gordon Johnston.
In March 1947, the city made an
offer on the government water
works in the amount of $47,380
with$2,000accompanyingthebid
and $10,350 as down payment,
leaving a balance of $28,124.80 to
be paidwith3% interesting equal
payments of $7,038.45, and in
August 1947, the first payment of
that amount was make. This
transaction was to come back and
haunt local residents when
subsequently the city was unable
to live up to the payments. In the
later years, the federal
governmentran this debt up to an
astonishing totally unpayable
amount, with principal and
interest. The failure to pay caused
Carrabelle for many years to be
under the shadow of bad credit
and the city was turned down on
many a federal loan or grant.
As the forties rolled into the fifties,
the Carrabelle Harbor was
dredged, setting up the later
development s of the possibility


of Carrabellebecominga fairsized
port with deep water. At the same
time the little business of the city
concerned $100 that was paid to
William Massey for a dog shot by
the then Chief of Police. The city
has made several efforts to do
something about the dog situation
and various ordinanceshave been
passed. The names of citizens
who have shared the post of
Mayor reads like a roll calf of local
business men. J.R., Wathen; Alva
Bragdon; R.H. Spiers; Leo Hance;
Charles Gander; N.O. Cook;
Charles Millender; C. Wathen;
among others. It was not until the
late 80's that a true "outsider"
Kenneth Cope was elected.
The sports fishing industry was
coming into it's own in the 50's
and the list of party boats go on.
The boats looked like the parade
as they sailed out into the early
morning to return at dusk with a
fine catch. The Proctor and
Gamble Company opened the
Buckeye Cellulose Mill in
Carrabelle in March, 1959 and
stayed to be a major employer
until September, 1989. When they
moved, all employees were
offered jobs in Ferry. The last
employee to leave the mill was
secretary, Patricia Bragdon. The
first ranger in charge at the site
was the Avery Sandborn. During
the years the mill expanded by
adding a chip and saw mill. When
the mill was operating, the air
would be redolent With the
fragrant smell of the pine as it was
chipped. At it's peak, the mill
employed about 40 people.',


Also, in the middle fifties
Carrabelle constructed its own
community hospital. The
building still stands near the water
tank and is now called Harbor
Breeze, a community home. The
hospital was used by, not only
Carrabelle people, but folks from
as far away as Sopchoppy,
Eastpoint, Apalachicola and
Lanark Village.
Much hard labor was put into it
by local citizens, many of them
belonging to the local Lions Club.
However, the list of indigent
patients grew longer and even
though local people volunteered
for work around the facility, costs
rose faster than income and the
place was operating at a deficit.
The room rate fees were raised
from $10 to $14 in 1968 and in July
of 1 of that year it was proudly
announced that the hospital was
now fully licensed. The hospital
had two doctors, Dr. Mabrey and
Dr. Panoi. At a later date, Dr.
George Sands was associated with
the hospital Dr. Sands went on to
be the town's only physician and
was much liked an respected by
the citizenry.
The residents were very, proud
and fond of their hospital. As
people said, "When you're sick, it
was nice to wake up to a friendly
face you knew not some
stranger." In fact, when Dr. Panoi
was having problems, over one
hundred residents crowded into
a city meeting to defend the
doctor, and asked that he be
awarded the job of running the


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surrounded by officers from every
law enforcement agency in this
and nearby counties. The man
committed suicide. The city
ordered a marble slab to be placed
at the foot of the flagpole in
Memorial Park Triangle honoring
the officer.
In April, 1979,Luke McKissack
came to the city meeting to
announce that he was trying to
make a seafood industrial park
out of his holdings on Timber
Island. After much discussion
andyears of planning McKissack
made a swap of Timber Island
land with the State and the first
work began on the island. So far,
only one business in in place in
the parkarea, aboatbuildingshop
called the Dockside Marina. On
the far east end of the Island there
is Pirates Landing, a seafood
facility and dive shop. Many
scallops have been landed in at
the seafood houses as every once
in a while the area has a scallop
run. Much effort is still being put
into building up business at the
Timber Island Park. It is one of
the dreams of progress of this
small town.
One dream that never came to
fruition was Crooked River
Lighthouse Park. The
Department of the Interior had
donated several acres of land that
lay around the Crooked River
Lighthouse, reserving only the
actual lighthouse sight. On the
water side there were about 2 acres
an5 more on theNorth side. Much
planning was done and grants of
$50,000 and another of $20,000
were obtained, but city
commissioners were reluctant to
deal withaparkoutsidecity limits.
The upfront cost was less that
$2000 but city fathers were
worried about the upkeep. The
park would have had a long pier
with a large T shaped end for
fishing and picnic tables for local
residents and tourists. The
Federal government took the land
back and it has since been
auctioned off to four private
parties. It is now valued in excess
of $150,000.
Another dream that had many-
problems in it's start was "The'
oorings," marina, apartment
and motel complex at the Tillie
Miller Bridge. It opened in 1989
when it was bought from the.
Annawakee Corporation and has
been completely filled with sail
boats and large motor yachts to
this day.
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hospital.
Butin the end, it was finances that
got the small homey hospital.
here were repairs, new
equipment needed, and additions
were necessary from time to time.
Eventually, the doctor in charge
wished to withdraw, and the
hospital was in the red too far.
The hospital in Apalachicola was
also having some problems and
patients were being transferred
to Carrabelle adding to the already
big burden and finally the
commission recommended 4h1at
the Carrabelle Commurnity
Hospital Board negotiate a lease
or a buy contract with Diversified
Associates of Tallahassee to keep
the hospital running. However,
even that step did not save the
hospital, only extended it for a
while. The costs of running the
facility had resulted in the city
requesting a special bill in the
legislature to increase the village
by 1 or 2 miles.
Carrabelle showed signs of
growing as the city accepted a 10
year lease at $1 a year from the
Florida Department of
Transportation in 1965 on thelocal
airport. There was talk of building
a new 48 feet high fixed bridge to
replace the swinging plank
bndge. There was abridge tender
who lived in a house near the
bridge and opened it to let water
traffic in and out of the river.
Then the other shoe dropped, as
town officials were called to
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plant polluting the sound. The
city was given until 1972 to step
up the sewage treatment to 90%.
In October of 1969 a tornado came
through Carrabelle knocking
down trees and doing roof
damage, to add to the troubles.
The fishing continued on into the
70's with larger party boats
operating. Some names are the
"Miss Carrabelle", "The Moreno
Queen", and the "Queen of
Queens". These larger boats
operated as head boats with a fee
charged by the person. In more
recent years, thelarge part boat is
no longer a factor, and the trend is
towards smaller boats thatoperate
on bookings of the boat and crew.
Also during those years the city
took advantage of timbers from
the Old Juniper Creek Bridge to
use in shoring up the city dock.
The city gave thought to honoring
it's fallen heroes and in June of
1970 plaques were placed at the
airport honoring, James D.
Bradford, David Leroy Rickards
and Raymond Witherspoon. In
1972, the new school was built to
replace the old two story brick
building that stood at the corner
of C67 and US 98. When it came
to tearing down the old school,
they brought in huge equipment
and swung heavy balls at the
walls.As late as 1979 the remains
made the downtown area of
Carrabelle resemble the bomb
damage done to cities in Europe,
local people said, "They can't tear
down the old school and they are
having a hard time keeping the
new one up." Because almost
immediately the new school had
roof problems.
One commissioner, James
Brokleman, at one time suggested
that the city put aside its ten
percent utility tax money and
freeze it in a special fund to be
used only as matching money for


gave the orders to tear down the
old school house which was
located at US 948 and Fifth East.
In 1974 Carrabelle honored it's
mostnoted son, Richard W,Erwin
who was born in Carrabelle and
became a Florida Supreme Court
Justice. In a resolution
commissioners said "A
monument to honor justice James
Richard Erwin is to be erected in
Memorial Park of Rickards/
McKnight by American Legion
Post in cooperation with
Woodmen of the World, and shall
be dedicated to the great public
servant who was born in
Carrabelle, January 26, 1905."
Then going from honoring the
judge, to honoring a local
midwife, Tillie Miller, the small
park near the new Senior Center
was named in her honor.
Seeing the interest that was being
taken in the deep harbor, Leo
Hance was appointed the Official
Harbor Master of the Port of
Carrabellein May 1975. Formany
years he also held the title Official
own-Historian. The Franklin
County Senior Citizens Council
was formed and was given room
upstairs at the City Hall. Since
then the seniors have a new
building near theTillie Miller Park
paid for by volunteer effort and a
large donation of $51,000 from
Joe and Rose Linday. The large
gathering room is named in their
honor.
In 1976 the new firehouse was
dedicated and the city built a new
post office. On July 9th, 1977, the
whole town was shocked by a
shooting death of town police
officer, John David Patton. a man
had holed himself up in a house
in the center of town. The officer
was shot as he approached the
door of the residence. The was
also a young man inside who was
a muscular dystrophy victim.
After the shooting, the house was


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Camp Gordon Johnston.Cont. from page 6
Service Forces for training of The gates of Camp Gordon
special organizations such as Johnston were closed finally, as a
amphibious truck companies, etc. U.S. Army post, on March 31,1946.


Flailing Fists...Cont
He said later in the discussion "If
they want the phone, they can
have the phone. If it goes back, it
will go back to the company."
In other business:
the city tuned down support for
a letter endorsing the idea of a tri-
county disposal of effluent and
requested more information
before taking any action.
agreed to advertise a requested
zoning change from residential to
commercial, on three city blocks
located behind the Edgewater Bar,
and set a public hearing for July 6.
decided to advertise for bids for
a new roof for the fire house.
agreed to advertise for a janitor
for city hall.
declared the month of June as
Safe Boating Month




MEMOu
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from page


* asked Alan Pearce to present a
proposed ordinance on
contractors license at their next
meeting.
* set July 6 for the first budget
workshop.
* ordered an ad placed to get
three bids on surveying
boundaries of Evergreen City
Cemetery.
$ Raised rateson single ave sites
for two from $100 to $200 and the
double sites from $200 to $300.
Members of the audience asked
about the Isle of Rest Cemetery on
US 98 and were told that it is the
"Black cemetery" and there is no
charge for grave sites there. A
member of the audience asked,
"Can a white person be buried in
that cemetery? Attorney Bill
Webster responded that they
could. He said that since the civil
rights act anyone can be buried in
any municipal cemetery.


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APALACHICOLA AND CARRABELLE HIGH
SCHOOLS, 1993

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Missle Plans at Civic
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1993, and anyone requesting a
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Attn: CSSD-EN-V, PostOffice Box
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This document will be released in
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Bingo 188.88
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Spring Fling...Continued

The Passing of the Torch Contri
Ceremony led to the general donati
festivities of booths, games, Friend
demonstrations and bake sales. 722,
There was a cake walk that earned Teleph
$80, a Jail and Bail activity that
earned $68, a T-shirt sale that
earned $240, and anArts and Craft
booth thateamed$75 anda library
membership drive that earned
$53. TheSt. GeorgeIsland cooking
team earned almost $400 and the ;
raffle sale was the overall highest
money getter earning, $804.
Among the prizes donated to the
raffle, the Apalachicola Seafood
& Grill Steakhouse, Apalach. Bay
Animal Clinic, Eastpoint Medical
Pharmacy, Papa John's Pizza,
Capital Eye Center, Terry's
Garage, Rudy's Seafood Shack,
Oyster Cove, Rite Aid Pharmacy
and Johnny's Restaurant all
contributed to the raffle. The
festival earned almost $2600 after
expenses.
Demonstrations included Karate
headed by Mr. George Pruitt,
including punching and kicking g
techniques, board breaking and '
Catas. The health fair booth
offered glucose testing and an .
assortment of health pamphlets.
Special thanks for contributing to
theSpringFlinggooutto founders
and sponsors to the Franklin
County Library. The founders
include Carl Hoffman, Inc." IBM A
Florida Capital Trading Area and
the Watkins Foundation. The
sponsors included Apalachicola
State Bank, Century 21 Collins
Realty, Gulf State Bank, Marks
Insurance, St. George Island Civic
Club, Woman's Christian
Fellowship Circle, The Philaco
Club, Burgers by the Bay and,
above all, Richard and Claire
Plessinger.
Addressing the Friends of the
Franklin County Library. At a 5
June luncheon, Liz Sisung '
(Friends President) said, "Perhaps
the Spring Fling was most
effective as a public awareness
raiser." Ms. Sisung thanked the
Franklin County Media sources -
(Oyster Radio, The Franklin
County Chronicle and the E
Apalachicola Times) for giving the
Spring Fling a boost through
exceptional media coverage. i


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ons to Franklin County
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Alligator Point Fire Cont
from page 1
noon on Thursday until about six
thirty on Friday." '
"In addition to the fire fighters
from the Division of Forestry, we
had members of the Alligator
Point Volunteer Fire Department
and personnel from St. Joe Paper
Company." I can't say enough
about how good these people
were." He added that when a ire
is in or near marshy areas you
have to "Nurse it." He said that
Franklin County, invites you to
drop off up to ten at no charge at
the county landfill, on C65
Saturday,June 12. "We have made
arrangements to take your used
tires at no charge between the
hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on that
day."
Johnson said the amnesty
program has been made possible
by a grant of $5,600 from the
Department of Environmental
Regulation (DER). "Each person
can bring in ten tires from
passenger cars at no charge,'
Johnson said. "Please remove all
rims before bringing them in."
Johnson went on to say that the
amnesty day "is an effort to stop
the illegal burning or other
disposal of tires in the county."
A waste tire dealer will pick up
the tires and shred them and then
the end product can be recycled.
Normal cost to the resident for.
disposal at the landfill is $2.50 for
car tires and $5.00 for truck tires.


THE CASE OF
THE LITTLE LOT
by Rene Topping
Attorney Blucher Lines, representing
Mrs. Myrt Bevis, was unsuccessful,
Tuesday 1 June, in his bid to persuade
the Franklin County Commission to
permit his client to build a house on a
50 foot wide lot in the City of St.
George.
He pleaded with the Commission that
they should grant Mrs. Bevis a
variance to allow a septic tank on the
narrow lot because, "you've got an
ancient subdivision that you are
trying to apply contemporary
standards to," and that it was like,
"you've got a tighter shoe trying to fit
a bigger foot." Several of the
neighbors in the subdivision came to
ask that the variance not be granted,
in particular Polly Howell, who
originally bought her adjoining lot
from Mrs. Bevis, and said that she
regretted that, "This fight 'will
probably end along time friendship."
The plat for the City of St. George is
listed in the records of Franklin
County as the number one
subdivision, and lies about midway
between Carrabelle and Eastpoint.
Some of the lots are on the water side
of US 98 with others on the land side.
It was divided into tier lots on the
water side with the ones nearest the
road being offset to the ones on the
water. This offsetting caused part of
the confusion, as lots are split or joined
together as one property. Then as
time went by some of the lots were
again split creating some 50 foot lots.
The same sort of splitting of lots has
also been made in other older
subdivisions such as St. James Island
Park, east of Carrabelle, and were
done before the County entered into
its first comprehensive plan.
In considering the variance, the
commission was faced with several
problems. One: the original permits
issued by HRS were for a lot other
than the one on which it was located.
It appears that on the site plan offered
to HRS Mrs. Bevis had drawn a 100
foot lot. Two: sand had been brought
in and placed in an area now
designated as in the critical habitat
zone. Three: the drain field would be
within 100 feet from neighboring
wells.. The state rule is that there
must be 75 feet between a well and
septic tank and the county rule calls
for100feet. Variances from the county
rule have been issued in the past, but
never under these conditions.
Mrs. Bevis' troubles began when the
sanitary system was installed on the
next door lot. Her attorney contends
that she has since repaired this
mistake, and has removed the
offending tank. At this point Mrs.
Bevis has resubmitted corrected
documents to the Health Department
and mayapproachthe countyat some
later date in another effort to gain
permission to build.


The Tillie Miller Bridge was
dedicated with a ribbon cutting
and speeches in 1979 and two of
the last babies to be birthed by
Miss Tillie shared the honors of
ribbon cutting with State
Representative J. Harold
Thompson and Mayor Charles
Millender.
Charles Millender and Kenneth
Cope share honors for getting the
city out from under the shadow
of the old debt. Millender started
the ball rolling with his meetings
with Don Fuqua and Cope
pressed on to final victory and the
city getting a new sewer plant.
The road to the plant will be
named Kenneth Cope Road in his
honor this year.
The city endured two hurricanes,
Elena and Kate in late 1985 but
now one can hardly see the
damage that was done. The city
celebrated it's centennial on May
11, 1993 and seems to be upbeat


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about it's future and it starts it's
second century of existence. The
sport fishing seems to be active.
The commercial fishing has been
enriched by large beds of scallops.
Oysterin and shrimping are
going well.
In the past ten years or so the city
has gained some celebrity with
"The smallest police station in the
world" It was so dubbed on an
edition of "Real People" and later
on "Good MorningAmerica," and
on various radio and TV shows
around the world. The latest
police chief Jesse Gordon Smith,
was featured on the Johnnie
Carson Show a couple of years
ago. Tourist take the coast road
instead of the interstate just to get
a look at a town that only needs a
phonebooth for police protection.
The Chamber of Commerce feels
that is fine with them. This
centennial year will be celebrated
in June at the Third Carrabelle
Water Front Festival inJune 18,19,
and 20.


Obituaries


Harold Anthony"Leo"Durocher
Leo Durocher, 57, of Walker, LA,
diedMay 15,1993 atthe OurLady
of the Lake Regional Medical
Center in baton Rouge, LA. A
native of Louisiana, and long-time
resident of Walker, Mr. Durocher
was a retired naval Vietnam
veteran with 21 years of service,
and was of the Protestant faith.
He is survived by his wife, Linda
I L. Durocher of Walker, LA; his
mother, Mrs. Rita Hood of Walker,
LA; five sons, David Cox of
Alameda, CA, Robert C. Cox of
Panama City, FL, and Michael,
Brian, and Anthony Durocher, all
, of Jacksonville, FL;two daughters,
Malinda Fields of baton Rouge,
LA, and DeDe Larue of Green
Cove Springs, FL; one brother,
Douglas Hood of baton Rouge,
LA; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were held May
. 18, 1993 at the Kelley Funeral
Home Chapel inApalachicola, FL.
Interment followed in Magnolia
Cemetery, in Apalachicola, FL,
with full militaryhonors observed
gaveside. Kelley Funeral Home,
Apalachicola, FL, was in charge
of arrangements.
I Rufus Franklin Messer
Rufus Franklin Messer, 57, of
Carrabelle, FL, died Thursday,
May 20, 1993 at the Tallahassee
. Memorial Regional Medical
Center in Tallahassee, FL. A native
of Carrabelle, and Supervisor for
the Florida State University
q Marine Laboratory, Mr. Messer
was a member of Curfew Lodge
#76 F&AM (Past Master), a
member of the Order of Eastern
Star (Past Patron), and was also a
member of the first Assembly of
God Church in Carrabelle.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Helen Messer of Carrabelle; two
sons, Ricky F. Messer and Phillip
Messer, both of Carrabelle; two
daughters, Helen Lanette Stanton
of Lessburg, GA, and Lisa Ann
Weber of Ft. Stewart, GA; one
brother, Robert Quenton Messer
of Carrabelle; four sisters, Vivian
Ople Craig of Panama City, FL,
Mary Melba Morgan, Charlotte
Murray, and Joan Dena Messer,
all of Carrabelle; and eight
'grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on
Saturday, May 22,1993 at the First
Assembly of God Church in
Carrabe le, Rev. Ron Barks
officiated. Interment was in


Evergreen Cemetery, Carrabelle,
with Masonic Rites observed
goaveside. Kelley-Riley Funeral
ome, Carrabelle, was in charge
of arrangements.
Betty Sue Pilger
Betty Sue Pilger, 55, of Carrabelle,
died Friday, May 21, 1993 at her
home in Carrabelle. A native of
Marion County, AL, and moving
from Archer, FL, Mrs. Pilger had
been residentof Carrabelle since
1985. She was a homemaker, a
"Professional Grandmother", and
a member of the First United
Methodist Church in Carrabelle.
She is survived by her husband,
Mr. Kurtl. Pilger, Sr. of Carrabelle;
two sons, Danny L. Shirley of
Hamilton, AL, and Kurt I. Pilger,
Jr. of Carrabelle; four daughters,
Diane Mills of Pontotoc, MS,
Debra J. Pena of Jacksonville, FL,
Danita L. Packard of Haydenville,
MA, and Mary A. McDaniel of
Roanoke, VA; a brother, Russell
Bell of Clayton, GA; five sisters,
Gloria D. Logan of Brilliant, AL,
Nelda Jett of Empire, AL, Shirley
A. Summerall of Gibsonton, FL.
Gladys Wilcox of Lakeland, FL,
and Linda Roberts of Tampa, FL;
and 13 grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on
Sunday, May 23,1993 at the First
United Methodist Church,
Carrabelle. In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to the
First United Methodist Church,
Carrabelle, FL 32322, in memory
of Mrs. Pilger. Kelley-Riley
Funeral Home, Carrabelle, was in
charge of arrangements.
John Spanner
John Spanner, 100, of Peoria,
Illinois, died Tuesday, May 11,
1993 at the Sharon Oaks Health
Care in Peoria, Illinois. A native
of Grosshart, Austria, and resident
of Peoria, Illinois, Mr. Spanner
retired in 1958 from Kraft General
Foods, in Chicago, after working
there for 25 years.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs.
Doris Sandusky of Peona, Illinois;
and one grandchild.
No funeral services were held.
Interment was in Evergreen
Cemetery, Carrabelle, FL.
Arrangements were under the
direction of Kelley-Riley Funeral
Home, Carrabelle, FL.


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