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Publication Date: August 9, 1996
Copyright Date: 1996
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The Published Every Other Friday

Franklin Chronicle
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Volume 5,. Number 16


August 9 22, 1996

County Board Rejects

Proposed Denial for

Resort Village

Richard Moore
After a five-hour meeting involv-
ing presentation of arguments for
and against Resort Village, and a
stream of expert and citizen wit-
nesses, the Board of Franklin
County Commissioners voted to
reject a proposal to deny approval
of Phase I of the Resort Village
The hearing, held on Tuesday
S night on August 6, 1996 in the
County Courthouse, before a
crowded courtroom full of citizens
from St. George Island and East-
point primarily, began at 5 p.m.
and ended shortly after 10 p. m.
with a decisive 3-2 vote rejecting
a proposed denial drafted by the
attorney for the St. George Plan-
tation Owner's Association, which
has been continually opposing the
development of a commercial plat
in the middle of the Plantation, a
private, residential community on
St. George Island.
Very few citizens spoke in behalf
of the Resort village project, and
the position of Resort Village con-
sisted primarily of statements by
owner Dr. Ben Johnson, and his
attorney Lee Williams. At the be-
ginning, Dr. Johnson said,
I would like to take a moment
in this open period to briefly
dispel some fears that may
have arisen in the community
as a result of leaflets, rumors,
that have created the impres-
sion that we are pumping
Continued on page 10

,Developer Jim Sullivan was unri.
, able to convince the board of
Franklin County Commissioners
to grant him a land-use change
at the August 6 Franklin County
Commission meeting due to nu-
merous objections from the De-
partment of Community Affairs
County Planner Alan Pierce rec-
ommended that the board table
the land-use change request un-
til all DCA objections were satis-
fied by Sullivan. "If there's a way
to do a conditional (land-use)
change, that's something for you
all to consider," said Pierce. He
continued, "Your leverage with
somebody is to not make the
change until these problems are
worked out."
Those objections include:
1. The DCA was not satisfied that
the development was suitable in
the proposed location due to in-
frastructure limitations of water,
sewer and roads.
2. The DCA was not satisfied that
there was a need for additional
development such that the county
should convert agricultural land
for residential purposes.




I look forward to working for and with the citizens of
Franklin County. I believe that we should return to the
basics of prevention and on to punishment as needed.
*Enforce the LAWS. (Get drugs off the streets)
*School Resource Officers/Drug Officers
Summer, Work & Big Brother Programs
*Stop drugs from entering the County and shut down
all drug houses.
*Cainine Unit. (Two drug dogs)
*When marijuana plots are found, they will be observed
to apprehend the owner.
*Equal and fair Law enforcement across the County.
I have a long and continuous past history (Navy SEAL)
of dedication and have demonstrated exceptional
managerial and leadership skills. I will by the Grace of
God not let the citizens of Franklin County down,
because I will not let myself down. I need your Vote!
Pd. Pol. Adv. Ron Mock, Dem.

Jim Sullivan
3. The DCA did not want the large
scale amendment adopted unless
central sewer and water would be
provided. The DCA wanted some
assurance from the Eastpoint
Sewer and Water Department that
water and sewer could.be pro-
vided. The DCA wanted assurance
that appropriate measures would
be demonstrated to protect the
bay from any run-off from the
proposed golf course.
4. The DCA was concerned that
the development did not promote
the conservation, use and protec-
tion of natural resources, the
natural function of wetlands,
wildlife habitat, coastal areas and
the marine resources of the Apa-
lachicola Bay and Estuary. The
DCA noted that a stormwater plan
needed to be developed.
5. The DCA was concerned that
the development would increase
development in the evacuation
areas of the county and increase
the need for shelter space.
Wakulla County Commissioner
and developer Greg Diehl spoke
on behalf of Mr. Sullivan. Diehl
referred to Sullivan's 150 unit
development over 410 acres as a
low density development. "As a
commissioner," said Diehl, "I re-
alize -that development needs to
carry its own weight today. Maybe
it needs to take another step and
go beyond carrying its own weight
and that is to provide a better
quality of life for the surrounding
Mr. Diehl informed board mem-
bers that the proposed develop-
ment would allow the Eastpoint
Sewer and Water to use the exist-
ing golf course, which would en-
compass approximately 170 acres
for effluent disposal. "This not
only will allow them (Eastpoint
Water & Sewer Department) to
expand their system into other
areas of Eastpoint which badly
needs sewer," said Diehl, "but it
Continued on page 2

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New Port Authority Member

Appointed by Carrabelle

City Commission

Carrabelle resident Ron Crawford
/was appointed to the Carrabelle
Port'and Airport Authority (CPAA)
at the August 5 meeting of the
SCarrabelle City Commission.
The board was not certain as to
whether the City of Carrabelle or
the Governor & Cabinet needed
to make the appointment. Resi-
dent Pat Howell stated that the
vacant seat was a city appointed
seat. She noted that the city.was
responsible for four of the CPAA
appointments while the Governor
& Cabinet was responsible for
three appointments. Board mem-
bers agreed on the appointment
of Crawlord to the port authority
contingent on the fact that the
seat was a city appointed position.
Mr. Crawford will replace Frieda
White on the CPAA board. Al-
though Ms. White's term of office
expired in June, she agreed to
serve an additional month on the
C PAA board in order to give them
enough time to advertise the po-
sition and appoint a new board
member. Mr. Crawford was the
only person to apply for the CPAA
In other board business:
*The board unanimously agreed
to allow the Sea Oats Garden Club
to have a fountain placed at
Veteran's Park in Carrabelle.
*The board unanimously agreed
to allow Fire Chief Bonnie Kerr to
purchase a new fire truck for the
volunteer fire department with the
contingency that the vehicle meet
all specifications. 10-8 Fire Equip-
ment was awarded the bid, which
was for $49, 953.
The board also allowed Ms. Kerr
to purchase two portable radios
for the volunteer fire department.
The radios will cost approximately
$1,200. Ms. Kerr stated that the
fire department would have to
obtain a loan in order to purchase
the radios.
*The board unanimously voted to
allow Julian Webb & Associates
to pursue a $500,000 grant for
downtown revitalization. The
board also requested that Mr.
Webb return to the board with a
grant proposal.
*The board voted to disapprove
the first reading of a proposed
ordinance requested by the U.S.
Cable Television Group. The cable
group had requested a 15 year
non-exclusive right to erect, main-
tain and operate in the cities tow-
ers, cables and ancillary facilities
with the purpose of constructing,
operating, maintaining and re-
pairing a broadband telecommu-
nications network. The telecom-
munications network would be
used for transmission and distri-
bution by cable or television sig-
The U.S. Cable Television Group
did not have a representative
present at the August 5 board
meeting. Board members noted
that they wanted certain ques-
tions answered before they ap-
proved the first reading of the or-
*The board voted 4-1 to take no
action bn a request from Tommy

Bevis of Dockside Marina and
Boatworks to install a travel lift
at his Timber Island facility.
Mayor Charles Millender voted
against the motion and stated
that he wanted to confer with the
State of Florida before taking such
action. "Whenever they (the port
authority), get in trouble,, they're
gonna come right back to the'city
of Carrabelle). Who's gonna help
them. You can't help."
At the advice of City Attorney Bill
Webster, the board generally
agreed that the Carrabelle Port
and Airport Authority (CPAA)
should make such decisions and
be treated as an independent en-
tity. "I'm not.real sure whatjuris-
dictional authority the City (of
Carrabelle) has to grant or deny
this (request)," noted Webster. The
port authority previously voted to
approve a request by Tommy
Bevis to install a travel lift at the
Dockside Marine and Boatworks
Mayor Millender voted against the
motion and stated that he wanted
to further review the matter to
determine whether the CPAA was
an independententity. "Whenever
they (the CPAA) get in trouble,
they're gonna come right back to
the city-(of Carrabelle). Who's
gonna help them? You (the City
of Carrabelle) can't help them."
Mayor Millender stated that, if the
CPAA was independent, the board
should be charged a rental fee by
the City of Carrabelle.
Tommy Bevis stated that he
needed a permission from the
CPAA and the Carrabelle City
Commission to request a permit
to install the travel lift at his fa-
cility. He further noted that, with-
out such permission, he was not
sure if County Planner Alan Pierce
would grant such a permit re-
quest without the approve of both
boards. Mr. Pierce, who was
present at the August 5 city meet-
ing, said that he would grant
Bevis' permit request with the
understanding that the City of
Carrabelle accepted the decision
made by the CPAA.
"The special act," said Attorney
Webster, "gives the overriding ju-
risdictional authority to the port
authority... It is within the city
that the port authority's special
act appears to have jurisdiction."
He said that the only authority
that City of Carrabelle had over
the CPAA was that of budget and
financial review. Webster also ac-
knowledged that the city had the
authority to appoint a certain
amount of board members to the
CPAA. "Our involvement has got
to be less and less and less and
less," said Webster, "to the extent
now that the grant funds have
been administered...most grants
have been closed out. We basically,
don't have any ongoing authority
over there at all."
Commissioner Jim Phillips added,
"If the port authority has all this
omnipotent power and jurisdic-
tion and authority, then surely
they have the authority to work
out an agreement with the county
about permitting." Phillips latter
noted that the port authority was
Continued on page 9




Center to


Satellite in

As of September 1,1996, the
Shoreline Medical Group office
located in the Point Mall in East-
point will be owned and operated
by Tallahassee Memorial Regional
Medical Center.
The Eastpoint office will be the -
newest in an expanding group of
rural primary care offices oper-
ated by Tallahassee Memorial.
Tallahassee Memorial Regional
Medical Center is one of the pre-
mier full service medical facilities
in the panhandle.
Nancy Chorba, M.D., will be the
primary physician practicing full
time in the Eastpoint office. Dr.
Chorba is well known to the
people ,of Carrabelle, where she
has been practicing for the past
several years. Dr Chorba did her
residency at Tallahassee Memo-
rial, and is board certified in Fam-
ily Practice. Family practitioners
are trained to provide medical
care for patients of all ages from
newborns to adults.
Dr. Betty Curry will continue to
see pediatric patients by appoint-
ment one or two days a week in
the Eastpoint office during the
transition. Dr. Tom Curry will be
seeing patients only in Port St. Joe
after August 30th. The Eastpoint
office will not close. Shoreline will
run the office through Friday,
August 30th, and Tallahassee
Memorial will open the office Mon-
day, September 2nd. There will be
no break in the care provided to
Shoreline's patients.
Drs. Betty and Tom Curry are
excited by the arrival of Tallahas-
see Memorial in Franklin County,
and by the selection of Dr. Nancy
Chorba as the physician. As Fran-
klin County looks toward the de-
velopment of a tourist and retire-
ment industry, the ability to pro-
vide quality health care backed by
a full service hospital becomes
Drs. Betty and Tom Curry en-
courage their Franklin County
patients to continue to receive
care at the Eastpoint office from
Dr. Chorba. However, those pa-
tients who wish to move their care
to the Shoreline office in Port St.
Joe, should notify the Eastpoint
office before August 30th by call-
ing 670-8585.

Gallio Resigns

from POA


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Elected member Christon T. Gallio
submitted his resignation from
the Board of Directors on the
Plantation Owners Association
effective July 26, 1996.
In his letter, he wrote: 'Time con-
straints imposed by my profes-
sional and personal affairs, and
the fact that I am selling my prop-
erty in the Plantation, hinder my
ability to effectively serve on the
Board; and therefore, quite regret-
fully, it is incumbent upon me to
resign my position."

This Issue.

Franklin County Briefs
...page 2
Politicians at Carrabelle
...page 3
School Board
...page 5
School Board
...page 6
Archeological Discovery
...page 7
Love Center Band
...page 8
Disabilities Program
...page 11

County Tables Land-Use

Change Request from


Page 2 9 August 1996 *

The Franklin Chronicle


Published every other Friday



Notes from the August 6
Franklin County Commission
*Randy Cordray, Assistant Man-
ager from the St. Vincents Na-
tional Wildlife Refuge, presented
the board of Franklin County
Commissioners with an annual
check for $41, 893.


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Randy Cordray

*Jean Mixon, Account Executive
with St. Joe Communications,
addressed the board of commis-
sioners to discuss the possibility
of updating the telecommunica-,
tions system at the Franklin
County Courthouse.
County Clerk Kendall Wade in-
formed board members that he
had invited Ms. Mixon to address
the board members. Mr. Wade
stated that the telephone system
at the courthouse was "maxed
out" and encouraged board mem-
bers to consider updating the sys-
tem. "We can't add anymore
lines," noted Wade, "and
something's gonna have to be
done with our communications
Ms. Mixon noted that the commu-
nications system in the court-
house was seven years old. The
present system, said Mixon, pos-
sessed 28 phone lines and 59 ex-
tension lines. She said that an
updated system would provide as
many as 752 ports. The new sys-
tem, said Mixon, would cost ap-
proximately $35,000 to install.
The board requested that the
clerk of the court meet with Ms.
Mixon on the matter and present
a proposal to the board-at a later
*The county received two bids to
have the old landfill treated with
seed and mulch. The process,
which has been referred to as
hydroseeding, will help to control
the rate of erosion at the old land-
fill. The board reviewed bids from
Gulf Coast Hydroseeding
($12,632) and Ronnie Holland
($6,800) and directed Solid Waste
Director Van Johnson to deter-
mine if the two met all required
specifications. The board also re-
quested that Johnson report to
te board at the next meeting with
a recommendation on the matter.
Mr. Johnson suggested that the
county consider purchasing a
hydroseeding machine. "Right
now, with the recent rains, the
new landfill is going out," said
Johnson, "so we're gonna have an
ongoing erosion problem." Com-
missioner Mosconis stated that
hydroseeding was a precise in-
dustry that should be entrusted
to trained professionals. Mr.
Johnson felt that his staff at the
Franklin County Solid Waste De-
partment was capable of operat-
ing a hydroseeding machine.
Chairperson Dink Braxton re-
quested that Johnson review the
matter and present a proposal to
the board at a later meeting.
*County Engineer Joe Hamilton
informed board members that
Apalachicola resident Ted
Mosteller had received certifica-
tion from the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) to operate
the county's radio beacon at the
airport. The board had previously
allocated $4,000 to Mosteller to
receive certification in Texas. Mr.
Hamilton told board members
that Mosteller had received FAA
certification through a correspon-
dence school at no cost to the
county. Chairperson Braxton ex-
pressed his appreciation to
Mosteller for his service to the
county. "That is a major under-
taking of what you're doing to take
your time to do this," said Brax-
Mr. Hamilton also told board
members that the FAA required
that an inventory of spare parts
be maintained at the radio bea-
con. The' board unanimously
agreed to allocate $2,400 from the
airport fund to purchase the nec-
essary spare parts.
*County Engineer Joe Hamilton
informed board members that
serious parking deficiencies had
been observed at the boat ramp
on Timber Island. He advised
board members that the problem
could be resolved by installing
132 feet of 18 inch pipe in a ditch
located on the east side of the
road. The board agreed to allocate
$1,000 to have the pipes installed
in the noted ditch.
*Attorney Al Shuler requested
that warning signs be placed on
Highway 38 in Indian Pass to in-
dicate the condition of the road's

uneven surface. Chairperson
Braxton acknowledged the dan-
gerous condition of Highway 38.
"I went down it with a motor home
and it slung the clock right off the
road," said Braxton.
*The board agreed to appoint Cliff
Butler on the Gulf Coast Work
Force Development Board. Mr.
Butler will replace Mike Murphy
on the board.
*County Planner Alan Pierce in-
formed board members that As-
sistant County Planner Mark
Curenton was working with the
Franklin County School Board to
prepare a spending plan for Tropi-
cal Storm Alberto Funds. He
stated that each of the area high
schools would receive approxi-
mately $80,000 from the tropical
storm funds. With the additional
funding, Pierce said that the two
schools would provide more vo-
cational education course. Some
of the additional courses would
include a marine mechanics and
building trades class. In addition,
Pierce said that the schools would
improve instructional capacities
in courses as business education
,and home economics.
Pierce noted that, if the school
board spent the requested fund-
ing amount, approximately
$27,000 would be left over from
the storm fund. He stated that the
left over amount may be re-
quested to fund a literacy
coordinator's position for an ad-
ditional year. The board agreed to
allocate $30,000 to the local lit-
eracy program in the 1995-96 fis-
cal year to fund a literacy
coordinator's position.
*The board unanimously agreed
to grant a land-use change re-
quest from Al Simpler. The land-
use change allows Simpler to
change ten acres of Agriculturally
zoned property on New River in
Carrabelle to Single Family Resi-
dential zoning.-

Land Use Request Continued
from page 1

will also allow them to provide ef-
fluent disposal for many years to
Diehl said that Sullivan had
agreed to widen a portion'of Bay
Shore Drive by two feet on each
side of the road. He said that
Sullivan had also agreed to pay
for the expense of having asphalt
spread over the remaining portion
of Bay Shore Drive that entered,
the Twin Lakes Subdivision.
Project Engineer Greg Preble
noted that the Sullivan develop-
ment contained approximately
100 acres of wetlands. He said
that the development would inter-
fere with only one area of the wet-
lands in which a road crossed the
said area. Preble pointed out that
the developers would have to ob-
tain permission frpm the Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection
as well as the Army Core of Engi-
neers in order to work in the wet-
land area.

David Hines from the Eastpoint
Water and Sewer District said that
the development would generate
approximately 55,000 gallons per
day of domestic wastewater. He
said that the developer would pay
for the sewage collection system
and pump station at the site.
Hines also said that the developer
would pay approximately
$250,000 in impact fees to the
Eastpoint Water & Sewer District.
Mr. Sullivan told board members
that he needed to begin construc-
tion by November in order to have
enough time in the summer
months to allow the grass for the
inlf mnire to arnw.

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Joann Bloodworth

Bayshore Drive resident Joann
Bloodworth warned commission-
ers that a run-off already existed
on the development site. "It is a
low area...After a heavy rain, you
will see this water rushing to the
bay," said Bloodworth. She said
that the run-off would affect a
seafood nursery in which fish
spawn. "This is a pristine area,"
said Bloodworth. "This is a beau-
tiful area."
Plantation Owners Association
member Tom Adams said that the
board would be giving Sullivan a
"blank check" if they granted a
zoning change without first re-
viewing a comprehensive plan.
"The question is whether you're
going to issue a blank check," said

Seafood Workers Association
President Leroy Hall



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Project engineer Greg Preble presents the development design of
Jim Sullivan's proposed the project.

Preble said that the stormwater
run-off would be collected from
the developed areas and be
treated in stormwater pondsthat
will be stored in the upland area
of the development. "There prob-
ably won't be any discharge from
the stormwater ponds, unless you
get a significant
storm...something in excess of
two or three inches in a single
day," said Preble. He said that a
final design had not been com-
pleted. However, Preble assured
board members that no construc-
tion would begin until such plans
were reviewed and approved by
the Department of Environmen-
tal Protection and the county en-
The project will require 55,000
gallons per day of domestic wa-
ter, said Preble. He said that the
developers would construct and
pay for all water lines and fire
hydrants within the limitations of
the development. Preble said that
the developer would then dedicate
those water lines to the Eastpoint
Water and Sewer District. In ad-
dition, he said that a connection
tap fee of approximately $90,000
would be paid to the water and
sewer district.
In concern to the impact on traf-
fic, Preble estimated that no more
than 2,800 vehicular trips would
be generated by the final devel-
opment. He said that only North
Bay Shore Drive and Highway 98
would be impacted by the devel-
opment. "Neither one of those
(roads) will have their level of ser-
vice lowered below the standards
set point in the comprehensive
plan," said Preble. In regard to an
evacuation route, Preble said that
residents of the development
could travel east or west Highway
98 or north on State Road 65.

Se lood Workers A.ssociation
lIS\'Al President Lero\ -iHall
warnedd conmmsshioner- that the
proposed development would be
harmful too he bay. He said that
the SAVA was oppu-ed to the de-
velopiment. We\e been there be-
fore." said Hall. we \\ere there
with Greenpcint. \Ve know it's
gonna wind up in the Apalachi-
cola Bay. \Ve cannot taak that
charice. I don't care w\'hat these
people stand uip anid tell \ou
Sooner or later, .were g'arnna have
a hurricane and this stull is
Gonna \'wind up in Ithe bay Look
at this thing a little bit longer and
a little bit -Lronger '
Former C:urrabelle P:.rl .rd Air-
port AuIlhtirtNl member Frieda
\White -.aid that the Franklin
County w'*as destined ti'. crow.' She
said that there \as no better wa\
to regLildte Lhe rov.th in de'ei-
opment IhaI han h ha\ine Lull
ci:urses cionsrtruc ted II a gull
course is there. DEP IDepartment
ol Eni ironienial Protectl i'nl,
DCA IDcpartmcnt o l C'omnirunit
AlLjrs-l and all those people are
going to make those people moni-
tor those things," said White. She
concluded, "If you want those ar-
eas monitored and watched, the
best thing that you can do is put
a golf course out there."

Franklin County Planning and
Zoning Board member Jack
Prophater also concurred with
Ms. White and said that a golf
course would help to environmen-
tal protection to the area.

The board then voted 4-1 to table
the land-use change request for
30 days. The matter will be
brought before the board at the
September 17 meeting of the
Franklin County Commission at

International Day of Peace

An Ordinance
Regulating the
Collection and
Disposal of
Garbage and
Solid Waste in

Franklin County

Providing Exceptions,
Providing Penalties
and Providing an
Effective Date.

Approved by Franklin
County Commission on
August 6, 1996.
WHEREAS, the Franklin County
Board of County Commissioners finds
that the storage of collected solid
waste outside the Franklin County
landfill causes a health hazard and
WHEREAS, the Franklin County
Board of County Commissioners finds
that the storage of collected solid
waste outside the Franklin County
landfill causes odor and flies and is a
NOW, THEREFORE, be it enacted by
the Franklin County Board of County
1. This Ordinance shall apply to the
commercial collection of solid waste
in Franklin County Florida and not
to individual households or other
solid waste generators.
2. All solid waste collected in Fran-
klin County shall be delivered to the
Franklin County landfill within 24
hours of collection and disposed of
there according to the rules of the
said landfill. Tipping fees shall be
3. Solid waste collection trucks shall
be covered and secured so as to pre-
vent the discharge of any waste or
fluids from said trucks.
4. This Ordinance shall not apply
to appliances, scrap metal, con-
struction debris or yard trash. It is
the intent of this ordinance to regu-
late the collection of household gar-
bage and '.a, :d '.. i't.- si.l:,h Lv bv
catch c..;ill'p :r-ab an.i-I ihh 1 % lte
and like ma.tenral
5 E al h d it', vi'a'lati o tl l. i i- r-
d-111 .Ia ce S hJ.l I[- .,:o ai F -1Il.,T -,1f l Vc
6 Violation ,,f this OrdinAnce hall
be prosecuted as a nii-slr.mietanor
and -.hall be punishable b\ a fine
to S50'i 0 or l.y impnso-.nme-n in
the Cc Inrt I Ial up[ t:, 60J da\ys r by
both 3uLh Irnei in,] irf'ns. ,rmeni
7. This Or),dinnc.,- -shall take ellec
upon receipt ol a .-ertilird -'.p
here'.il bi the Secrel.ir, uf State

cool, tobacco and in the misuse of
guns; and
WHEREAS, one person can make a
difference in helping to prevent vio-
lence in a community, in respecting
diversity, in providing protection and
security for all children; and
WHEREAS, to advance the goal of
peace the United Nations Assembly
declared the third Tuesday of Septem-
ber as International Day of Peace to
commemorate and strengthen the ide-
als of peace; and
may we all be a part of the peacemak-
ing process through moments of si-
lence for peace with a continuous
commitment to promote security and
peace within our community, our
state, our nation and our world.

For the Good of the Children

For Better Schools

Vote the Best Vote

Brenda Mabrey Galloway


Superintendent of Schools


Hello, I'm Fred P Jetton, Sr., and I want to
represent you as your County Commissioner in
District 5.

SI am a native of Franklin County and a graduate of
I ', 1 Carrabelle High School. I currently reside in
S" Carrabelle with Tina, my wife of 34 years. We have
S-/. four children and eight grandchildren, all living in
Franklin County.

My wife and I have provided for our family by
oystering on Apalachicola Bay for the past
eighteen years. I have see the good and bad
times on the bay and I recognize the need to
provide job opportunities for our citizens and
the need to preserve the bay.

I am prepared to work with state officials to make rules that regulate bay operations
fair to everyone.

I have served as Vice-President and President of the Franklin County Seafood
Workers Association in the past and continue to be active in the Association.

I also served a four-year term as a City Commissioner in Carrabelle.

I have talked to many residents of District 5 who have voiced their concern on
several issues including the paving of Escape Road in East Point and repaving of
Highway 67. I believe the County Commissioner should explore the possibility of
obtaining Federal Grant money to complete these projects since they are two of
our primary Hurrican Evacuation routes.

An additional concern is wasteful spending in our County government. I want
to make our tax dollars work for the good of the whole county.

A County Commissioner should be a voice for the people of his district and I would
like to have the opportunity to be your voice.

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WHEREAS, approaching the 21st cen-
tury makes peace in the world among
all nations imperative in securing the
survival of all humankind; and
WHEREAS, as we have experienced
the abolition of war between tribes.
and civil wars between states, we must
become leaders in abolishing nuclear
weapons and chemical warfare; let us
become interdependent and promote
global security through the force of law
rather than the law of force; and
WHEREAS, children should be taught
skills in conflict resolution in their
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Pi"U ihihdivr te rdy OAL WE ESAE

A Commentary by Brian
Enmasse and with contention,
residents of Franklin County filed
into the county courthouse on the
evening of August 6 to witness
and participate in the Resort Vil-
lage Morality Play; a play featur-
ing all the great & tragic & less
than noble characteristics as
ambition, greed, hypocrisy and
Residents sat mercilessly through
this 5 (hour) Act Play and, as the
curtains swept down in finality,
the sour majority left with just a
little more anger in their hearts
and the gloom of defeat. Large
scale development triumphed
over heritage and individual am-
bition overcame community con-
Act 1 Greed &Ambition
Enter Dr. Ben: He has a vision,
he says. He wants to leave his
mark on the county. However,
many would say that his vision
was either blurred or littered with
dollar signs...or both. And few are
interested in having Dr. Ben's
mark smeared on the county.
-Residents fear that the develop-
ment proposed by Dr.' Ben will
negatively affect the rural charm,
the roads and the environment
surrounding the county. They feel
that his vision will make Frank-
lin County a less desirable place
to live. I agree. And while I can-
not prove that the development
will spoil the bay, I feel that its'
presumed threat should be
enough to deter its' construction.
The vision, as it has been called,
seems to revel in the fetid dream
to monopolize the Island, feed off
of the land and hopefully refrain
from leaving too much pollution
in the bay. The mark, which fol-
lows the vision, provides a sense
of usurpation and the flavor of a

Shakespearian tragedy. Like King
Claudius who claimed Denmark
for his own in Shakespeare's
Hamlet, Dr. Ben has come to claim
St. George Island in the name of
Dr. Ben. And no one else.

Act II Hypocrisy
Enter Dr. Ben: Don't forget about
the jobs! Don't forget about the
opportunities and added revenue
to the county! For this industry
of tourism in the name of Resort
Village will help to ensure that all
of the county's roads are paved
and that the school board's bud-
get is filled with gold coins.
For all of Dr. Ben's supposed phi-
lanthropy, one must recognize
that none of this good will reflects
an act of voluntary good will. The
large scale developer and busi-
ness owner must surely realize
that he will pay taxes on his in-
vestment. And he must provide
employment to those who oper-
ate and maintain his business.
There is no other way around this
This ambitious investor will prob-
ably still complain of his tax bur-
dens and the increase of the mini-
mum wages for his workers; and
perhaps he will dream of the day
when a supply side zealot will be
elected and relieve him of all of
his tax burdens. And perhaps, at
the same time, it will be legal or
politically correct to replace those
cumbersome employees with their
increased minimum wages with
automated workers or Guatema-
lan refugees will work for eighty
cents per hour or day.
Any attempt to persuade the
masses that Dr. Ben's interests
anrd those of the large scale de-
veloper are truly in the county's
best interests would be hypocriti-
cal and based on vested interests
The added revenue to the county

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The Resort Village

Morality Play: A

Rambling Observation

of Development,

Ambition & the Human

Race as it Relates to

Franklin County

cult situation bearable for all of
us. Our family member was first
transported by ambulance from
Carrabelle to Lanark Village, then
placed on Life Flight for the trip
to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
The ambulance crew was diligent
in the care given to the patient
and also extremely considerate of
the family. In the stressful time
surrounding this event we did not
get the names of these dedicated
individuals so they could be
thanked personally. From all of us
a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of
you. Keep up the good work and
may God bless you in your work.
Ernest and Della Gay
Mickey and Jackie Gay
Angie, Michele, Tyler and Amy

will be helpful, but the congestion
to a town that wishes to remain
rural and the possible environ-
mental threats that exist do not
make the development for a
higher tax base a fair trade for
most of the residents. It should
probably be noted that a broad
majority of residents will not be
able to afford to visit this devel-
opment if even they so desired.
When outside influences as the
developer try to make their mark
of "prosperity" on the county,
those who desire to live within the
confines of that county are forced
to live with the atrocities have
been created. It would seem, then,
that the large scale developer
would have some type of moral
responsibility to consider the
needs of his fellow compatriots as
well as the desires of his own
profit margin. The developer, how-
ever, can always sell his business
and move on. That short term in-
vestment in the community then
translates to a fond memory and
an enlarged bank account.
Perhaps, if Dr. Ben really wants
to share his good will with the
county, he will create a fund for
the seafood workers, the county's
youth or some other worthy cause
when his investment inevitably
becomes a money maker. The
Watkins Foundation, which pro-
vides funding to a summer pro-
gram for the county's youth, has
been a excellent example of com-
munity investment from a promi-
nent resident, J. Ben Watkins.
Exit Dr. Ben
Enter The Plantation Owners As-
sociation (POA): Resident Susan
Gunn noted at the August 6 hear-
ing that people should be honest
about their opposition of the Re-
sort Village Development. She
said that they should not cite en-
vironmental concerns when they
were simply against the proposed
development. If she was address-
ing the POA with that comment,
she was on target. If she was ad-
dressing the seafood workers, she
was out of line.

Many POA members that I have
observed protesting the Resort
Village Project and citing environ-
ment concerns have somehow
now found it necessary or' proper
to also protest against the pos-
sible environmental hazards of
other development projects. The
Resort Village project, quite incon-
veniently, will be housed in the
exclusive backyards of those resi-
dents from The Plantatiorl. The
POA members who attempt to
pose as hard core environmental-
ists are somewhat hypocritical.
One seafood worker who spoke at
the Resort Village Hearing noted
that it was nice that the POA fi-
nally embraced those concerns of
the seafood workers, but he won-
dered where these residents were
during the rallies to oppose the
net ban. Dr. Tom Adams should
be commended for extending his
protest of unwanted and hazard-
ous development to the proposed
development in Eastpoint.
Act III The Betrayal: Seafood
workers may expect to be compro-
mised by developers, but they
surely do not expect such treat-
ment by those they help to elect
to public office. Further, they do
not expect such treatment from
those that have remained in the
county for their entire lives and
have roots to the seafood indus-
After the Franklin County Com-
mission voted against the denial
of a land-use change for the Re-
sort Village Development, it was
quite noticable that the seafood
workers mainly berated Commis-
sioners Dink Braxton and Jimmy
Mosconis. These'were their native
sons. It will be hard to forget the
memory of Carrabelle resident
John McKnight yelling at Mosco-
nis as he hounded him out of the
meeting. In fact, it will be one of
the few good memories that I have
about that five hour epic hearing.
Why did the three commissioners
vote to advance the Resort Village
Development? I'm sure that time
will help to flesh out some of the
grey areas that now exist.
Chairperson Braxton remains the
greatest enigma. His vote was the
most surprising and disappoint-
ing of all the commissioners.
Braxton has impressed me in his
past term as a commissioner who
Continued on page 6
Letter to
the Editor
On July 4th our family experi-
enced a frightening medical emer-
gency, 911 was called and one of
the Franklin County Ambulance
crew responded. The profession-
alism, courtesy and expertise ex-
hibited by this crew made a diffi-











Franklin County is like many other counties in Florida
when it comes to illegal drug activity. The majority of crime
is committed while under the influence of drugs,
committing crimes in order to finance a drug habit or selling
illegal drugs. If I am elected Sheriff, I will call upon all the

resources available to me from my years as an elected
official and Sheriff to help me combat illegal drug activity.



1. Use my contacts at the highest levels in Tallahassee to
seek funding for a Franklin County Drug Task Force
designed to operate solely within the borders of Franklin
2. Invite the Apalachicola Police Department and the

Carrabelle Police Department to join the Franklin

^ County Drug Task Force.

3e Establish close working relationships with law
enforcement in neighboring counties in an attempt to
stem the flow of drugs before they enter Franklin

4. Build close working relationships with State and Federal
agencies to exchange knowledge and expertise in
regards to the growing drug problem.
5. Revamp the number of full time drug investigators while

at the same time equipping and training all deputies to
know, recognize and be able to work drug cases.


1. Work together with the Franklin County School Board
to develop a School Resource Officer Program for those
schools that need and want it.

2. Establish a Youth Program designed to encourage
Franklin County children to want and know a better

life than one hampered by the use and abuse of drugs
and alcohol.

3. Establish a Coastal Deputy Unit which will have a dual

purpose. One to aid and assist boaters/swimmers in
need. Two to be used to patrol the coastal areas and

rivers suspected of illegal drug activity.
4. Re-establish a Canine Unit. A useful tool in the search

and seizure of drugs.

5. Establish a drug hotline for private citizens which will
reward callers who call in tips that lead to the arrest and
conviction of criminals in the illegal drug trade.

In a cord of unity, residents express a resounding "No" to the
Resort Village Development project.


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Don Hammock For Sheriff
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Notice of

Intent to




Approved by Franklin
County Commission on
August 6, 1996.
Notice is hereby given that the
Board of County Commissioners
of Franklin County, Florida will
consider enacting an ordinance,
the title and substance of which
WHEREAS, the Franklin County
Board of County Commissioners
finds it necessary to regulate ped-
dling in Franklin County, and
WHEREAS, the Franklin County
Board of County Commissioners
finds it necessary to license ped-
dleis in Franklin County,
DAINED by the Franklin County
Board of County Commissioners
1. Peddling shall be defined as the
carrying of merchandise for con-
current sale and delivery going
from place to place seeking sales
to customers, and shall include
sale of merchandise from a ve-
hicle, wagon, or container from,
in or on the public rights of way
of any county road, any county
park or other property of Frank-
lin County, Florida.
2. No person shall peddle in Fran-
klin County in any county park,
recreation area or right-of-way
that' the Franklin County Board
of County Commissioners has
closed to peddling by ordinance
or resolution.
3. No person shall peddle in Fran-
klin County without displaying a
current and valid Franklin
County permit to do so.
4. The Franklin County Board of
County Commissioners shall pro-
vide for the issuance of peddling
licenses by a Resolution setting
forth the requirements, proce-
dures and costs of obtaining a
Franklin County license. Until the
adoption of such a Resolution
such licenses shall be issued by
the Franklin County Planning and
Building Department, each appli-
cant shall provide proof of United
States' citizenship or legal resi-
dence in the United States, and a
photo identification.
5. Until the adoption of such a
Resolution, the applicant shall
pay a fee of $100.00 for a permit
valid through December 31, 1996.
Thereafter, licenses shall be is-
sued for each calendar year. Li-
cense fees shall be $150.00 per
year thereafter, for licenses issued
on or before March 30th of each
year, and $300.00 per year for li-
censes issued after March 30th.
6. Licenses shall not be transfer-
able, and shall be good for not
more than one vehicle, wagon or
stand at a time.
7. This ordinance shall not apply
to the Cities of Apalachicola and
8. Violation of this Ordinance
shall be prosecuted as a misde-
meanor, and shall be punishable
by a fine to $500.00 or by impris-
onment in the County jail up to
60 days. or by both such fine and

Basic Training
Course in

Begins Late

Applications are being taken for
the corrections course beginning
on August 28, 1996 in anticipa-
tion of the opening of the Wakulla
Correctional Institute. The course
lasts until February 1997, and
meets Monday through Friday at
6 p.m. nightly, for four hours each
night. The tuition is $850 and fi-
nancial assistance is available
from JPTA or Lively. Those inter-
ested should call 488-2205 or

926-1674. The Lively Criminal
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Wesley Chesnut presents his oral report on downtown Apalachicola
parking in which he determined upto 50 "slant" parking (parallel)
spares could be defined on existing streets. His report will
eventually be reviewed by the city commission.

August 15
Shackles in the Sand More than
20 years ago off the coast of the
Florida Keys, treasure hunter Mel
Fisher and his archealogical team
discovered the remains of an 18th
century British slave ship, The
Henrietta Marie. The vessel con-
tained almost 80 sets of slave
shackles and other artifacts of the
slave trade, providing proof that
slave ships once sailed in Florida
waters The artifacts were part of
a transatlantic slave trade exhibit
displayed at the Mel Fisher Mu-
seum in Key West. Journey
through the exhibit and this
period in mankind's history.

August 22 -
Custody of the Keya In an effort
to insure protection of the envi-
ronment ion the Florida Keys,
Congress passed the Florida Keys
National Marine Sanctuary and
Protection Act of 1990. This Act
now encompasses 2800 square
nautkal miles and creates both
water protection and comprehen-
sive zoning plans. Some local
agencies and residents see this as
federal intrusion. Examine the
conflkt between local and federal
August 29
The Statehood Trail -The road to
Florida's statehood in 1845 cov-

ered more than three centuries of
exploration and conflict. Clashes
among Native Americans, Euro-
pean colonists, African Ameri-
cans, and the U.S. military char-
acterize the region's colonial and
territorial periods. Examine
Florida's early history on "The
Statehood Trail."
Septerrber 5 -
Waves of Change Nearly 40 mil-
lion tourists visit Fiorida each
year, and more than half of them
will visit the beach. Florida's
sandy shores provide 800 miles
of coastline for -residents and
tourists to enjoy. But nearly half
of those beaches are eroding, and
another 300 miles are considered
to be in a critical state of erosion.
Since 1964, the Florida legislature
has appropriated over $150 mil-
lion in efforts to control this prob-
lem. Exern ne how this money is
being spent, and whether the
state is fighting a losing battle
against erosion and development.

If you are wondering who to vote for as District #1 County Commissioner let me help you make your decision.

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New Chairperson of the Apalachicola planning and zoning
committee George Wood (right) was elected Monday, August 5,
1996. Chairperson Martha Ward (left) voluntarily stepped down
as chairperson. She will serve as vice-chairperson.

The 1996

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September 6th at 8p.m.
Join the Public Radio Center for an evening with the FSU School of Music
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Florida State Winds
Performing Mozart and Woolfenderi, just prior tot heir departure on tour
.of England.
Melanie Punter, double bass, "and Friends."
This will mark the first Tallahassee appearance of New York City double
bassist Melanie Punter, newly-appointed School of Music.faculty mem-
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and other orchestras. School of Music faculty members will join Ms. Punter
for a performance of memborable chamber music.
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I am Eddie Creamer, 33 years old and a life-long resident of
District #1. I share with you the problems facing the Seafood
Industry and Development. There is a future in Franklin
S County for both. In addition to oystering and shrimping, there
S are many prospects for harvesting other seafood products. In
development, I pledge an orderly process that will live with
Sthe seafood industry as it is within my power to do so as your
elected County Commissioner in District #1.
SAs to other qualifications, I am young, ambitious and
I informed with practical experience in:

1. LAW ENFORCEMENT. I worked for the Franklin
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Morality Play Continued From Page 3

has made all the right decisions
and has carried the interest of the
community in his decision mak-
ing. Not only did he vote affirma-
tively for Dr. Ben's request but he
was also the lone vote to approve
a land-use change request for Jim
Sullivan's controversial develop-
ment, a project riddled with DCA
objections. I can't explain
Braxton's recent decisions even
though I still consider him an
honest,fair and honorable person.
And, in a bizarre way, I believe
that Braxton was trying to be as
fair as possible to Dr. Ben, even
though the development was en-
tirely unwanted and seemingly
unfair to those who trusted Brax-
ton enough to vote him into of-
And then there was Commis-
sioner Williams who made the
motion to advance the Resort Vil-
lage development. Even with his
leadership role in the matter, I
didn't observe him reaping the
abuse that was bestowed on Brax-
ton and Mosconis. Perhaps,
people did not feel as betrayed by
Williams, because they did not
expect anything from the commis-
sioner. He has proven himself, in
two years, to be highly pro-devel-
opment/pro-growth in his deci-
sion making...so much so that I've
often felt he would be more at
home in the Republican Party.
And finally, Commissioner Jimmy
Mosconis remains. The man who
would be chairperson and who
seconded the motion made by
Williams. As the commissioners
discussed the motion made by
Williams, Mosconis postured in
the worst way by trying to act con-
cerned about the bav and the sea-

food industry. It was almost as if
he was implying, 'look, I love you
guys but will'do almost nothing
in my power to help you.' For all
his suspicion' of beauracrats,
Mosconis has chosen to accept
recommendations from the De-
partment of Community Affairs
and the Apalachee Regional Plan-
ning Council that the Resort Vil-
lage project will not greatly impact
Franklin County. Now the resi-
dents and the commission can
rely on Dr. Ben and the DEP to
ensure that a 90,000 gallon per
day waste water treatment system
will not pollute the.bay. I'm com-
fortable with that prospect!
If there is any justice, the voters
will remember this vote of confi-
dence by Mosconis and will say
"Hell No" when he asks for an-
other term. If any justice exists,
Dr. Ben (who appears to be one of
Jimmy's last few admirers in the
county) will even turn Mosconis
down for an entrance level mana-
gerial position at Ben's Resort Vil-
lage restaurant.
Act IV Final Thoughts
There must be one small corner
in this fertile nation where large
scale developers do not have such
influence as to corrupt the envi-
ronment and rural space with
their money-laden visions. There
must be some island, though cer-
tainly not St. George Island, that
can be admired for its' aesthetics
and not for its' capacity to be
marketed. Whereas money is
power and political influence is
everything, residents of the rural
earth are doomed to feel the im-
pact of subdivisions and high
rises for a long time to come.

Time to Order Seedlings

for Tree-Planting Season
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and
private nurseries are now accepting pine seedling purchase orders
for tree-planting season, which runs from December through Febru-
ary. Anyone interested in planting trees can select a variety of bare-
root seedlings for winter reforestation activities.
More than five billion trees have been planted since the Department
initiated the state's reforestation effort in 1928. Department forestry
personnel are available throughout the state to help landowners de-
velop reforestation plans and manage forest lands.
Order forms for Department seedlings are available at county offices
of the Department's Division of Forestry, the Florida Agricultural Ex-
tension Service, the Natural Resource Conservation Service and the
Farm Service Agency. They also are available by calling Andrews Nurs-
ery in Chiefland at (352) 493-6096. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.
Department seedlings are sold in lots of 250, 500 or 1,000. Orders
must be paid by check or money order. Orders are taken on a first-
come-first-served basis, so it is best to place orders early, before a
preferred variety is sold out.
Department seedlings will be available for delivery or pickup Decem-
ber 2 at Andrews Nursery in Chiefland. Any Department orders that
have not been canceled by January 17, 1997, will not receive a re-
The following table indicates the type of seedlings and price for quan-
tity ordered:

Seedling Type Per Per Per
1,000 500 250
Improved Slash Pine $ 30 $ 26 $ 22
Improved Rust-Resistant $ 30 $ 26 $ 22
Slash Pine
Improved Rust-Resistant $ 38 $ 33 $ 28
Slash Pine (large caliper)
Rust-Resistant Loblolly Pine $ 30 $ 26 $ 22
Improved Rust-Resistant $ 38 $ 33 $ 28
Loblolly Pine (large caliper)
Longleaf Pine $ 50 $ 45 $ 40
Improved Choctawhatchee $ 33 $ 28 $ 23
Sand Pine
Improved Ocala Sand Pine* $ 33 $ 28 $ 23
Bald Cypress* $125 $ 75 $ 50
South Florida Slash Pine $ 40 $ 35 $ 30
Maximum order is 10,000.

Legal Bill for

POA Role in

Resort Village

Attorney Richard Moore billed the
Plantation Owners Association
S$390.92 for attending and partici-
pating in the Resort village work-
shop on July 2, 1996, according
to a letter received from Jeffrey
Richardson, Operations Manager.
Richardson added, "The actual
invoice contains privileged mate-
rial and cannot be sent."
Upon further inquiry of Mr.
Richardson, there are other cat-
egories of legal fees but these were
not available. Apparently, no fees
were charged the POA for re-
search and preparation time. Ad-
ditional charges for the
Amundsen and Moore law firm for
participation in the Resort Village
Hearing on August 6, 1996 are

School Board



Budget and

Millage Rate
The Franklin County School
Board met on July 30 at Brown
Elementary School for a workshop
and special meeting. The board
reviewed items such as the ten-
tative millage rate and budget for
The board voted 4-1 to approve
the tentative millage rate for
1996-97 at 7.654. The approved
rate was identical to the millage
rate of the previous year. However,
the rate was also a 2.43 percent
increase over the previous year's
rollback rate.
Board Finance Officer John
Rieman stated that the increase
in the rollback back was a result
of the county's increased tax base
by approximately 15.7 percent.-
"That is not the amount of the tax
increase," noted Rieman, "so the
difference there is that the school
board did not go wacko with the
fact that there has been a big tax
base increase." The assessed
property values for the 1996-97
fiscal year increased in Franklin
County by approximately 70 mil-
lion dollars.
Superintendent C.T. Ponder ex-
plained that the proposed in-
crease in the rollback rate was
necessary as the school, district:'
had to meet step increases in the
salaries and benefits of district
employees. He also noted that the
funding for maintenance, repair
and renovation to the Franklin
County School District had
steadily decreased. "I don't think
anyone is questioning that this
does represent a tax increase,"
noted Ponder. He stated that the
school board had only increased
the millage rate once in the past
twelve years. "Last year," contin-
ued Ponder, "the Franklin County
school system was the third low-
est county in the State in terms
of the millage rate."
Board member Connie Roehr said
that she could not support the
proposed millage rate as residents
had to contend with the net ban
amendment, the insurgence of red
tide and the continual closures of
the bay.
In other board business:
*The board unanimously voted to
adopt the 1996-97 tentative bud-
get of approximately twelve mil-
lion dollars.
*The board agreed to accept the
resignation of Carrabelle High
School social studies instructor
Walter Watford, Jr. under the con-
dition that Principal Clayton
be able to replace the said

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My nine primary goals are: Safety, Discipline, an
Increase in Educational Standards, Meeting Individual
SStudents' Needs, Reorganization of the County School
P4* Office, Improving School Communications, Developing
l. ." Alternate Education, Being a School Superintendent
' L For All, and Providing Good Leadership.
S I believe that every school in Franklin County should be
free of drugs, alcohol, violence and weapons. There should
be a safe, disciplined environment conducive to learning.
A state of order based on students' submission to rules
and authority is a must in the classroom, on the sports field,
and in the school.
Franklin County Students must leave grades 4, 8, and' 12 having demonstrated
competency in challenging academics-including English, mathematics, science, foreign
languages, civics and government, economics, the arts, history and geography. Students
should leave school prepared for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive
Schools should provide for the educational needs of each individual student. Students
should have access to programs for the continued improvement of their skills and the
opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills needed for the next century.
The County School Office must be reorganized, and financial management must be
brought in line with the standards of the State of Florida.
To improve school communications, as the superintendent, I will establish a monthly
schedule where I will meet with parents and concerned citizens in each city within the
county. There will be an exchange of ideas and plans for the school system.
Alternative education will be provided to fill two major roles: to satisfy the educational
needs of a student who is removed from regular classes because of continuing discipline
problems; and secondly, for the student who is four or five years out of sequence from
his original grade group.
A superintendent should be concerned, not just with the problems of a small group,
but with all of Franklin County's students' education and welfare.
The schools of Franklin County can move from the bottom to the top school district
in the state through good leadership. EXPERIENCE AND LEADERSHIP MAKE
A superintendent must have the experience and skill to teach and lead the school
principals in the direction necessary to accomplish the above goals. I have been a
principal of public schools for twelve years and will be a strong and positive leader of
the already qualified school principals.
Need the vote of everyone to accomplish these nine goals, and I promise that I will
work hard to improve the school system in return for the trust and positive support that
have been. shown to me.
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The Franklin Chronicle 9 August 1996 Page 7

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reserve water service is a $50.00 deposit and a
minimum charge for two years after service is
available. Subscribing during the current sign up
period will exempt the user from a Tap-on-Fee after
this initial enrollment period has expired. Should the
City determine that there is not a sufficient customer
base to support the expanded water service, the City
may cancel the project and return each deposit.
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Program Survey Recent

Archeological Discovery
Thirteen young adults from the tained the port stern quarter of a
Dugouts to Doubloons Program very heavy merchant ship. Dr.
coordinated by the Museum of Smith felt that the boat was prob-
Florida History in Leon County ably grounded west of the old
took an adventurous journey over lighthouse and subsequently
gulf waters to Cape St. George on came apart.
August 1 to examine a recent ar-

theological discovery.
The program's youth were given
the task of surveying the remain-
ing debris of shipwrecked site.
Program Supervisor KC Smith di-
rected the children to measure the
width and depth of the frames, the
spaces between the frames and
the size of the planks and copper
sheathing. The exercise, said
Smith, would help the children to
determine the age of the vessel.
Ms. Smith acknowledged that
some of the measurements would
probably be a little exaggerated,
though she noted that the
children's experience would be
invaluable. "We hope to give the
kids a long-term recollection of a :
shipwrecked site," said Smith.
She concluded, "We hope they
come away with a sense of
Members of the Apalachicola
Natural Estuarine Research Re-
serve first noticed remnants from
the shipwrecked vessel on the gulf
side of Cape St. George following
Hurricane Opal. The information
was later forwarded to Dr. Nancy
White and Dr. Roger Smith. Both
White and Smith surveyed the site
in the middle of July, 1996.
Dr. Smith, an underwater arche-
ologist with the State Division of
Historic Resources, said that the
shipwrecked vessel appeared to
be from the early nineteenth cen-
tury. The remnants, he said, con-

One clue that Dr. Smith used to
determine the age of the sunken
vessel was the type of metal used
in its' construction. He said that
Muntz metal, which was com-
posed of copper and zinc alloys to
protect against corrosion, was
observed on the sunken vessel. In
addition, Smith also pointed out
that the vessel had been reno-
vated during its' time of use. He
said that several different types
of fasteners were identified on the
vessel. Each of the fasteners mark
a different time in history.
Dr. Nancy White, Associate Pro-
fessor of Anthropology at the Uni-
versity of South Florida, noted
that two different theories existed
concerning the recently un-
earthed vessel. She said that one
theory held that the erosion pat-
terns were changed following
Hurricane Opal which unearthed
the vessel. The other theory, said
White, held that the present ero-
sion patterns did not change but
were accelerated by Hurricane
Opal. The archeological discovery
was made only a few months ago
and Dr. White noted that she was
surprised that the vessel was not
unearthed directly after Hurri-
cane Opal.
"These are scarce resources that
are part of everyone's heritage,"
noted Dr. White. She continued,
"It's a beautiful opportunity for
public education." She urged that
visitors to the archeological site
not disturb or take remnants from

Program Supervisor KC Smith surveys the archeological discovery
on Cape St. George with students from the Dugouts to Doubloons
the vessel's debris. "This is not a T
renewable resource. Once it's '
gone, there's no way to replenish : .
it," said White. She encouraged A *f .
such visitors to enjoy the vessel's
history by observing and taking
pictures of the site. Tampering
with an archeological site on state
or federal land, said White, was '/
illegal. Dr. White has presently
been preparing the site file in col-
laboration with Dr. Smith to docu-
ment the archeological site on
Cape St. George.

The children and staff members
from the Dugouts to Doubloons
Program were transported to Cape
St. George by Education Coordi-
nator Erik Lovestrand and Assis-
tant Education Coordinator Leslie
McFetridge of the Apalachicola
Natural Estuarine Research Re-
serve. As the program members
hiked to the site of the ship-
wrecked debris, Ms. McFetridge
pointed out the different types of
vegetation on Cape St. George and
provided detailed explanations of
the various vegetative life forms.

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According to Woody Miley with the Apalachicola Natural Estuarine
Research Reserve the remnants of this sunken vessell were
unearthed by continued erosion of the barrier island.

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Disaster Area

On Saturday, August 3rd four
Disaster Services Volunteers from
the Capital Area Chapter of the
American Red Cross left Tallahas-
see for assignment to the flood-
ing in West Virginia. Henry
Grubbs and Micheline Zip of Perry
and Gwyn Hamel and Marlene
Wimberly of Crawfordville will be
assisting disaster victims for the
next three weeks. Henry will be
working in the area of Family Ser-
vices, while Micheline Zip will be
assisting victims as a Health Ser-
vices (Nurse) technician. Gwyn
Hamel's assignment is as a Logis-
tics specialist, with Marlene
Wimberly assisting as a Mass
Care (Feeding & Sheltering)
If you would like to become a Di-
saster Services volunteer for the
American Red Cross please call
Chris Floyd in Tallahassee at 878-
6080. If you are a State of Florida
employee you can receive 15 days
of paid Disaster Leave to volun-
teer for the American Red Cross
during a Disaster.

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Garden Club Is Host of

Grand Raffle Drawing

Prepared by Joe Woods
The Georgian Restaurant in Car-
rabelle was the scene of a grand
raffle drawing hosted by the Sea
Oats Garden Club. The grand
prize was a painting donated by
Clare Viles entitled, "The Black
Dragon Lilies." The lucky winner
of the painting was Carrabelle
resident Donald Woods.
The proceeds raised from the
raffle will be used for a project
funded by the Sea Oats Garden
Club to help beautify the City of
Carrabelle. The beautification
project will entail the installation
of a fountain in Veteran's Park.
The Sea Oats Garden Club have
presently raised enough funding
to have the fountain created.
The Sea Oats Garden Club was
established in August of 1995 and

received membership in the
Florida Federated Garden Club in
January of 1996. Officers of the
Sea Oats Garden Club include:
President Josephine (Jo) Woods,
Vice-President Carrie Belleman,
Treasurer Bonnie Rice, Recording
Secretary Rene Topping and
Trustees Eva Popadoulas and
Ginny Clower.
A special note of appreciation goes
to Clare. Viles for the generous
donation of her painting. Ms. Viles
is a member of the Sea Oats Gar-
den Club. She is also the founder
of the Artists Association in Car-
rabelle and the owner of the
Bayou Art Gallery in Carrabelle.
Both Clare and her husband
Nelson Viles are also talented
musicians who donate their mu-
sical abilities to many events
throughout Franklin County.

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Page 8 9 August 1996 The Franklin Chronicle


Published every other Friday

Love Center Strikes Up the Band
low- UwP~~~1Plr

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Enmasse, children of the March-
ing and Moving Christian Com-
munity Band brought live music
to 10th Street in Apalachicola on
July 31. Community members
looked on from both sides of the
street as band members per-
formed for nearly one hour.
The band's performance marked
six weeks of intense, daily train-
ing at "Camp I Can Be." Camp
Director Temolynn Wintons said
that the children began practic-
ing on June 17 and ended their
training on July 31. She hoped
that the Marching and Moving
Christian Community Band
would be able to travel to differ-
ent locations and march 100
members in future performances.
The band, said Wintons, will defi-
nitely perform at the next Florida
Seafood Festival. In addition, she
said that the band may perform
at the Panama City Christmas
Parade and at God's Holy Assem-
bly, an event in which churches
throughout the community unite,
in the third week of October.
Ms. Wintons pointed out the
newly formed band was, perhaps,
the first community Christian
band to the area. "This is a disci-
pline from a Chnistian point of
view," noted Wintons. She contin-
ued, "It may help to save kids that
might go a different route if they
weren't spending time here."
All band members received cer-
tificates of recognition during the
July 31 performance. Certain
members were chosen as Most
Valuable Players for their out-
standing attitudes and their at-
tendance at the camp's training
sessions. Those children selected
as Most Valuable Players included
Keichelle Russell, Tomeika Ford,
McKenzie Williams, Antionette
Ducker, Raevyn Jefferson, Denzel
Walker, Hope Critton and Allen

The Marching and Moving Chris-
tian Community Band consisted
of the following members:
Drum Major: Tomeika Ford
Majorettes: Keichelle Russell,
Tambra Ducker, Noel Irving,
Whitley Williams and Anastasia
Timbrels: Reneta Ducker, De'ja
Roberts and Angelita Stephens
Trombones: Kristopher Stanley
and Thomas Webb
Clarinets: LaShondaa Williams,
Ashley Webb, Ke'Asha Martin,
Hope Critton and Celela Jones
Percussions: Freddie Ducker,
Gabriel Lockley, Claude Banks,
Willie McNair and Lance Rochelle
Flute: Asheley Williams and
Tomeika Ford
Drill Squad: Joshua Stephens,
Jeffrey Band, Anthony Franklin,
Alexander Simmons, McKenzie
Williams, Jordon McNair, Jerrell
Cambell, Wordsworth Irving and
Eric Ducker
Trumpets: Antionette Ducker,
Raevyn Jefferson, Ericka Ducker
and Roderick Robinson
Saxophones: Denzel Walker and
Michael Baucham
Flags: Alien O'Neal, Michael Irv-
ing, Jeremy Williams and Avie
Other Participants: Tanisha Pugh,
Natasha Prince, LaToya Fennell,
Mario Pugh, Michael Pugh and
Stephene Cargill
Those individuals who worked
with the Marching and Moving
Christian Community Band dur-
ing the six week training'camp

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Director: Temolynn Wintons
Assistant Director: LaTonya
Fitness Coach: Bobby Wintons
Assistants: Beverly Speed,
Belinda Lockley, Keeva Gatlin and
Anthony Martin
Visionaries: Drs. Daniel and
Shirley White
Band Grandparents: Gladys
Beaman, Addie Stephens and
Mary A. Hayward
The Marching and Moving Chris-
tian Community Band will be tak-
ing a break from practice during
the month of August, though will
be expected to resume training in
September. Registration to join
the band will begin in September.
At present, there has been no reg-
istration fee.

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unique and vulnerable. During the 1800s, several
powerful hurricanes wreaked havoc on the county,
toppling lighthouses on the outlying barrier islands and
leveling structures in both Apalachicola and Carrabelle. Local
historians report that a hurricane of 1898 blew ashore many
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Florida Exporters
Invited to Attend
a Seminar on
Asian Markets
for U.S. Seafood
& Aquaculture


The Florida Department of Agri-
culture & Consumer Services,.the
Southern United States Trade
Association (SUSTA), and the
U.S.D.A.'s Foreign Agricultural
Service (FAS) will sponsor a semi-
nar on Asian markets for U.S. sea-
food and aquaculture products
from 1-4:30 p.m. in the confer-
ence center at the Ramada Plaza
Resort, 2900 Parkway Blvd.,
Kissimmee, FL on September 9,
The goal of the seminar will be to
familiarize Florida companies
with the import systems of Asian
countries, and with federal and
state programs that exist to help
our companies penetrate foreign
If your company is one of the
many U.S. companies that have
received assistance from him over
the years, you will he pleased to
learn that Mr. Tomohiro (Tom)
Asakawa will be traveling from
Japan to participate in the semi-
nar. Mr. Asakawa is the Senior
Fisheries Specialist in the U.S.
Embassy in Tokyo; and he is per-
haps the best known source for
reliable information on Japanese
seafood markets. He will talk
about trends in Japan's seafood
imports, Japanese distribution
systems, and current demand for
SU.S. seafoods in his country.
I Also on the program: Dr. Martha
SRhodes-Roberts, Deputy to Com-
Smissioner of Agriculture Bob
Crawford will discuss the
Department's export assistance
1 programs; Mr. Joel Chetrick, an
FAS.marketing specialist, will
Present data on U.S. seafood ex-
ports to Pacific Rim countries; Mr.
Glen Whiteman, also of the FAS,
will talk about a financial assis-
tance program available to quali-
fied exporters; and Steve Watts
will talk about SUSTA's export
development programs. Joanne
McNeely, Chief, Florida Bureau of
Seafood & Aquaculture, will mod-
erate the seminar.
We anticipate that a large num-
ber of companies will register to
participate in this seminar. For
that reason, we urge interested
companies to register as soon as
possible, and no later than Au-
gust 31. If you have questions
regarding the seminar, please call
Hank McAvoy at (813) 724-1582.

Published every other Friday


The Franklin Chronicle 9 August 1996 Page 9

Fennell Is Officer of the

Month For July
S.a.... s Summerhill. He continued, "He
has an extremely extensive knowl-
edge of, not only his job, but life
in general and is always willing
to share his wisdom."

T a

Correctional Officer Fr
Fennell has been honor
July's Officer of the Month
Franklin Work Camp. A re
of Gulf County, Officer F
has performed a variety of
at the Franklin Work Cam]
as Dormitory Officer, Work
Officer and Internal Secur
ficer for over six years.
Officer Fennell was nomina
the award by Lt. John Sumr
on June 13. Summerhill no
his reasons for recomme
Fennell for the Officer
Month nomination, that th
officer performed his du
supervision, care, custody
control of inmates with
tional effectiveness. "C
Fennell is a team player w
complishes any assigned
with a high degree of ac
and effectiveness,"


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Register Number 019990


Shoselize Medkal C7-~aa, P.4.

Is pleased to announce that as of September 1996
our Eastpoint Office will be owned and operated by

Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center.

Medical care will be provided by
Nancy Chorba, M.D.
Board Certified in Family Practice.

Elizabeth Curry, M.D. will be available by
appointment in the Eastpoint office for
consultations during the transition.

Franklin County patients are encouraged to use Dr. Chorba
and Tallahasse Memorial for medical care. Those patients
who wish to have their charts moved to the Shoreline
office in Port St. Joe should let us know before 9/1/96 by
calling: 670-8585.

Drs. Betty and Tom Curry are confident that
Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center
and Dr. Nancy Chorba can provide excellent care
to the people of Franklin County.

Officer Fennell stated that every
day as a correctional officer was
different and challenging. He said
that the effectiveness of an officer
was largely dependent on the
manner in which that officer ap-
proached his duties. "It's what
you bring to the job," noted
In regard to inmate supervision,
Fennell said that it was important
S to treat each inmate as an indi-
vidual. "Most of them will respect
you if you talk to them rather than
at them," said Fennell. However,
he pointed out that many of the
ankie inmates initially view the officers
*ed as with a level of distrust and hostil-
at the ity. "We represent the powers that
sident be," noted Fennell. He continued,
ennell "They're wearing the blue and
duties we're wearing the brown. To many
p such of them, we're the enemy." Some
Squad of the distrust, said Fennell, even-
ity Of- tually fades if an officer treats all
inmates in a fair but firm man-
ner. Officer Fennell said that, af-
.ted for ter a while, much of his time has
merhill been spent in counsel to the in-
ited, in mates concerning problems both
ending in and out of the work camp.
of the
ie said Asked for his advice to those in-
ties of -terested in seeking employment
ly and with the Department of Correc-
excep- tions, Fennell advised such
officerr would-be employees to carefully
rho ac- examine such a decision. 'This
d task is not typical of what most people
curacy do," noted Fennell. He concluded,
noted "It's hard for some people to tell
others what to do."

Port Authority Continued
from page 1
created to handle those matters
concerning Timber Island, the
industrial park and the airport.
"It was created by an act of legis-
lature and given broad power and
authority. And I think it's high
time that they asserted that power
and authority," said Phillips.
Mayor Charles Millender ques-
tioned whether the port author-
ity could be treated as an inde-
pendent entity since the City of
Carrabelle had been named as a
related party in a lawsuit between
the port authority and Dockside
Marina and Boatworks. He turned
to Attorney Webster and stated,
"Get the city's name off that
Webster replied, "We're working
on that." Millender countered,
"You ain't working hard enough,
cause we're still on that (lawsuit)."
Attorney Webster said that the
matter was presently being pur-
sued in court.
*The board unanimously ap-
proved a variance request from
David Ward which will allow the
construction of the Riverwalk
Marina to enter the road and river
setback zones. County Planner
Alan Pierce stated that the set-
back zone from the river should
be 20 feet. He said that Ward's
facility was 15 feet from the river.
In addition, Mr. Pierce said that
the setback zone for the road
should be 25 feet. He said that
the Ward's facility was 17 feet
from the road.
*The board unanimously agreed
to approve an application request
by Dave Hudson to construct a
rip rap revetment and a 630
square foot mooring facility adja-
cent to the revetment in the Criti-
cal Shoreline District. The pro-
posed construction must still be
approved by the Department of
Environmental Protection.
*The board approved the follow-
ing requests to construct single
family residential docks in the
Critical Shoreline District: Dan
Ausley (Lot 12, River Bluff Road),
Robert Bryson (Lot 7, River Bluff
Road), Abbiegail Chittenden (Lot
5, River Bluff Road) and The Aus-
tin, Tanner & Garret Corporation
(Lot 10, River Bluff Road).
*Janice Hicks and Joann:
Thomason with the Franklin.
County Health Department ap-
peared before the city commission
to present the board wi\th the fi-
nal plans for the newly proposed
health department facility, which
will be constructed on 5th Street
in Carrabelle. Ms. Hicks stated
that construction of the facility
would begin in either November
or December. She stated that
health department staff members
would be present at the facility no
later than March 1, ,1997. The
Franklin County School Board
donated one acre of-land to the'

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Franklin County Health Depart-
ment to provide space for the pro-
posed health department facility.
*Pat Howell from the Carrabelle
Chamber of Commerce requested
that commissioners allocate fund-
ing for a fireworks festival for the
next Fourth of July Celebration.
Ms. Howell stated that several
businesses in the community had
already agreed to donate money
to help purchase fireworks for a
festival on the fourth of July.
Commissioner Wesley "Buz" Put-
nal stated that the board had
budgeted $2,500 to be split evenly
for fireworks and Christmas deco-
rations. Mayor Charles Millender
said that the fireworks could be
purchased at a 25% discount if
they were board before Christ-
mas. He estimated that the fire-
works would cost $5,000.
Commissioner Jim Phillips stated
that he was opposed to spending
more than the $1,250 that the city
budgeted for fireworks. "I'm all for
the Fourth of July. God help me,
I'm a patriotic, flag loving Ameri-
can," expressed Phillips. He con-
tinued, "We have a lot of other
things that we can spend $5,000
on, rather than blowing it up in
one night."
Phillips also questioned whether
the City of Carrabelle should ac-
cept liability expenses for a fire-
works festival. "We do have liabil-
ity (insurance)," said Phillips, "but
when you start talking about gun
powder and fireworks and espe-
cially something more than a fire-
cracker... I helped shoot them
(fireworks) off with the fire depart-
ment one time and those things
are like canons. And then your
insurance company wants know
about it. That's not like ordinary
liability insurance."
Ms. Howell complained that a
small town like Greensboro was
able to shoot off fireworks for the
Fourth of July, though Carrabelle
was not able to financially sup-
port such an activity. "This place
draws up and dies on the Fourth
of July," said Howell. "There's ab-
solutely nothing here. There's no
reason why the City of Carrabelle
cannot have a fireworks festival."
The board then unanimously
agreed to review the possibility of
sponsoring a Fourth of July fire-
works festival.
S*The board unanimously agreed
to allow Dean Pay with Dean's
Home Elevators Company to re-
view the specifications needed for
the City of Carrabelle to install an
elevator and a shaft at the Carra-
belle City Hall. Mr. Pay said that
he might be able to provide the
city with a small sized elevator &
shaft at a reduced price reduced
pr.e o S25,000. He noted that
the Ci -ofCarrabelle had already
received an estimate of $60,000
for a larger sized elevator. The use
of the smaller sized elevator, said
"' "Pay, would be limited to those
with physical handicaps.
*The board agreed to consider
proposals from both Gulf State
Bank and Apalachicola State
SBank for the purpose of establish-
ing an account for the city's State
Wastewater Treatment and
Stormwater Management Loan

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seeking Historic photos
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used in an upcoming
history book about the
area. All photos will be
returned and photos
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please contact Barry
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Now Is the Time

Are You Ready for a

Heat Wave?

By: Chris Floyd
Disaster Services Director
Capital Area Chapter
American Red Cross
Here's what you can do to prepare yourself
and your family!
HEAT WAVE: Prolonged period of excessive heat and humidity. The
National Weather Service steps up its procedures to alert the public
during these periods of excessive heat and humidity.
HEAT INDEX: A number in degrees Fahrenheit that tells how hot it
really feels when relative humidity is added to the actual air tempera-
ture. Exposure to full sunshine can increase the heat index by 15
degrees .
HEAT CRAMPS: Heat cramps are muscular pains and spasms due
to heavy exertion. They usually involve the abdominal muscles or
legs. It is generally thought that the loss of water from heavy sweat-
ing causes the cramps.
HEAT EXHAUSTION: Heat exhaustion typically occurs when people
excise heavily or work in a warm humid place where body fluids are
lost through heavy sweating. Blood flow to the skin increases, caus-
ing blood flow to decrease to the vital organs. This results in a form of
mild shock. If not treated, the victim's condition will worsen. Body
temperature will keep rising and the victim may suffer heat stroke.
HEAT STROKE: Heat stroke is life-threatening. The victim's tem-
perature control system, which produces sweating to cool the body,
stops working. The body temperature can rise so high that brain dam-
age and death may result if the body is not cooled quickly.
SUNSTROKE: Another term for heat stroke.
*Slow down. Avoid strenuous activity. If you must do strenuous
activity, do in during the coolest part of the day, which is usually
in the morning between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m.
*Stay indoors as much as possible, if air conditioning is not avail-
able, stay on the lowest floor, out of the sunshine. Remember, elec-
tric fans do not cool the air, but they do help sweat evaporate,
which cools your body.
*Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. Light colors will reflect
away some of the sun's energy.
*Drink plenty of water regularly and often even if you do not feel
thirsty. Your body needs water to keep cool.
*Water is the safest liquid to drink during heat emergencies. Avoid
drinks with alcohol or caffeine in them. They can make you feel
good briefly, but make the heat's effects on your body worse. This
is especially true about beer, which actually dehydrates the body.
*Eat small meals and eat more often. Avoid foods that are high in
protein which increase metabolic heat.
*Avoid using salt tablets unless directed to do so by a physician.
HEAT EXHAUSTION: Cool, moist, pale or flushed skin; heavy sweat-
ing; headache; nausea or vomiting; dizziness; and exhaustion. Body
temperature will be near normal.
HEAT STROKE: Hot, red skin; changes in consciousness; rapid, weak
pulse; and rapid, shallow breathing. Body temperature can be very
high sometimes as high as 105 degrees. If the person was sweating
from heavy work or exercise, skin may be wet; otherwise, it will feel
dry: ..........
HEAT CRAMPS: Get the person to a cooler place and have him or her
rest in a comfortable position. Lightly stretch the affected muscle and
replenish fluids. Give a half glass of cool water every 15 minutes. Do
not give liquids with alcohol or caffeine in them, as they can make
conditions worse.
HEAT EXHAUSTION: Get the person out of the heat and into a cooler
place. Remove or loosen tight clothing and apply cool, wet cloths,
such as towels or sheets: If the person is conscious, give cool water to
drink. Make sure the person drinks slowly. Give a half glass of cool
water every 15 minutes. Do not give liquids that contain alcohol or
caffeine. Let the victim rest in a comfortable position, and watch care-
fully for changes in his or her condition.
HEAT STROKE: Heat stroke is a life-threatening situation. Help is
needed fast. Call 911 or your local emergency number. Move the per-
son to a cooler place. Quickly cool the body. Immerse victim in a cool
bath, or wrap wet sheets around the body and fan it. Watch for sig-
nals of breathing problems. Keep the person lying down and con-
tinue to cool the body any way you can. If the victim refuses water, is
vomiting or there are changes in the level of consciousness, do not
give anything to eat or drink.
For Additional information on how to prepare yourself for a disaster
of any type, or to become a Disaster Services volunteer please call
Chris Floyd, Disaster Services Director, Capital Area Chapter of the
American Red Cross in Tallahassee at 878-6080. State of Florida
employees can receive three weeks of paid leave to volunteer for the
American Red Cross during a disaster.

Page 10 9 August 1996 The Franklin Chronicle


Published every other Friday

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About 250 persons, primarily from St. George Island and
Eastpoint, assembled in the Franklin County courthouse at 5
p.m. on 6 August 1996.

Dr. Ben Johnson and recordists

Jean McMillian (right) speaking
at the rally held on Monday
night, August 5, 1996, designed
to stimulate and unify
opposition to the Resort Village

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Dr. "Skip" Livingston reviewed
the dynamics of stormwater
runoff problems and pollution.

Ollie Gunn, Jr. reienterated the
positive values of employment
opportunities in the Resort
Village project.

Oe Gunn, Sn. spoke on the
dynamics of change through
the US and Franklin County in
particular, also expressing a hop
"both sides" of the Resort
Village issue could eventually
find a common ground and work
Resort Village Continued
from page 1
90,000 gallons of wastewater
into the Bay. Nothing could
be farther from the truth.-
First this is simply Phase
One, which would involve
approval for roughly a third
of our total project, or 30,000
gallons. Secondly, the waste-
water leaving the plant will be
very highly treated and will
have a quality nearly as pure
as drinking water and
roughly equivalent to the wa-
ter coming out of many pri-
vate wells. Third, the water is
not going directly to the Bay
contrary to one of the emerg-
ing impressions that some
people may have. It's been
piped underground where it's
dispersed. It then is diluted
and slowly starts migrating.
We have selected locations
very close to the... Gulf of
Mexico, using prime Gulf
front property, to ensure that
in fact the vast majority will

Bill Hartley, president of the
POA, asked all those attending
the hearing to stand to who
support to deny the Resort
Village project.

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Within three hours of the five hour
meeting, the group had reduced to about 50%.

migrate toward the Gulf. And
that has been confirmed by
the Dept. of Environmental
I will concede that a small
amount will migrate towards
the Bay. That small portion
is going to take 20 to 30 years
for any nutrients that remain
in the water to reach the
marsh, and from the marsh
it still has to travel further
before any of it would get
to....the Bay.
Finally, as you listen to the
comments from the public, I
hope you will keep in mind
three facts. First, this first
phase alone will create an av-
erage of more than 140 jobs
to the local community...
Any further delay of this sec-
ond step in the five step pro-
cess will simply delay the
time...in helping contribute to
the local economy.
Secondly, as I have been reit-
erating, this is not a final re-
quest for final.., approval.
Some of the issue, perhaps
many of the issues you're
hearing about tonight, can be
adequately addressed in fu-
ture public hearings, as we go
through the site plans ap-
proval process, which would
involve such issues as
The issue of the wastewater treat-
ment plant. had fanned the con-
troversy since flyers and signs had
promoted a "rally" held the night
before in the Eastpoint Post Of-
fice parking lot, designed to con-
solidate opposition to Resort Vil-
lage before the Board of County
Even during the Tuesday hearing,
Bill Hartley, President of the Plan-
tation Owners Association, asked
all attending the hearing to stand
in the courtroom if they were op-
posed to the Resort Village project,
and stand they did, along with
cheers and applause, while Chair-
person Dink Braxton gaveled for
After'the opening statements by
attorneys for Dr. Johnson and the
POA, several expert witnesses
were called. Mr. Moore's opening
remarks included:
....The most disturbing aspect
about this development is the
lack of information contained
in the Notice of Proposed
Change.... The developer only
wants to be bound to 9.6
acres (in the total develop-
ment of 58 acres.) This is like
telling the Captain of the
Titantic "Captain, don't
worry, we're going to show
you the rest of the iceberg
later on."
Probably the most credible and
compelling remarks were made by
Dr. "Skip" Livingston, who dis-
cussed the problems of pollution

and stormwater runoff. Dr.
Livingston made it clear that his
opinions were based on years of
research in Apalachicola Bay and
that it was possible to complete
the project if it were done cor-
rectly, taking into account the
problems. A wastewater treat-
ment plant was appropriate in
this situation due to the high den-
sity nature of the proposed con-
struction. A number of others elo-
quently presented their views and
fears for the seafood industry, cit-
ing many hardships from previ-
ous changed circumstances such
as the net ban, unemployment
and regulatory policies.
At the end, lawyers summarized
their cases, and the Commission
began its deliberations. Ed Toll-
,iver, up for reelection this fall,
quickly moved to accept the pro-
posed denial order drafted by Ri-
chard Moore, the POA attorney.
Bevin Putnal, also up for reelec-
tion, seconded the proposal. This
voting pair continued their pat-
tern on other motions passed that
night. The vote ended the denial
matter' with Raymond Williams,
Dink Braxton and Jimmy Mosco-
nis voting to reject the denial.
Some confusion followed but
Raymond Williams proposed
three motions, each individually
discussed and voted on, with
Braxton, Williams and Mosconis
with the majority approving the
What did the Commission do?
First, they voted to have Allan
Pierce and Counselor Shuler pre-
pare a small scale amendment to
the County's Comprehensive Plan
to change the land use designa-
tion to commercial affecting only
the 9.6 acres embraced in the
Phase I plan.
Second, the Commission voted
and approved to have Pierce, the
County Planner, and lawyer Al
Shuler prepare an Order approv-
after the Comprehensive Plan
Amendment urged by Resort Vil-
lage. At this point, Jimmy Mosco-
nis wanted such an approval to
also contain several qualifications
protecting the Bay especially for
stormwater management and test
wells for the wastewater treat-
ment plant. Other concerns could
be addressed in this order as well.
Third, Raymond Williams also
moved that the staff be directed
to work with Dr. Johnson, taking
all necessary steps to proceed to-
ward final development approval
and rezoning of the 9.6 acres in-
volved in the Resort Village Phase
I. The proposed hearing when all
proposals would be taken up is
scheduled for October 1, at 5 p.m.
In sum, the meeting did not re-
sult in a denial of Resort Village,
nor was there an approval of the
Phase I project. But, that was not
exactly the purpose of the hear-
ing at that time.

An Eastpoint fisherman lamented the changes in seafood hunting
and harvesting while permitting further degredation of the Bay
through permitting of a waste water treatment plant.


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Community Program

Available to Residents

with Disabilities

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1 Lewis Persons (left) and Cathy Ramsey (right) pose for a picture
at their office in Carrabelle.

The day-to-day struggles of life are
enough to try the patience and
fortitude of most individuals
equipped with good health and
well-being. However, the trials and
tribulations for those who suffer
with disabilities must certainly be
amplified. A source of comfort is
available to individuals with dis-
abilities in the form of a relatively
new program to Franklin County
that helps to make those
day-to-day trials a little more
Residents are encouraged to par-
ticipate in the Community Re-
source Services program. The pro-
gram provides assistance to
adults with disabilities which
helps them to obtain fair and safe
housing in the community, find
and maintain employment and
participate in community activi-
Formerly known as the Leon As-
sociation for Retarded Citizens,
the Community Resource Ser-
vices program is a private, non-
profit organization that has been
active for 35 years. Within the
past few years, the program has
branched out into Franklin,
Wakulla, Taylor and Gadsden
Counties. "We've now become a

regional provider of services tor
persons with disabilities," stated
Lewis Persons, Assistant Director
of the Community Resource Ser-
vices program in Leon County.
The program, said Persons, cur-
rently holds a contract with the
HRS Developmental Services Pro-
Mr. Persons pointed out that the
Community Resource Services
program hires local residents to
staff the different program
branches. "We made a commit-
ment to the community to rein-
vest the dollars that were going
out... to come back into these
communities," said Persons, "I
think that's important for people
to know that the commitment is
to the county and the citizens of
the county." He continued, "We
can bring the resources of Talla-
hassee to these communities, but
we're relying on Franklin County
to meet the needs of its' citizens
and we will supplement that need
by providing the support to be
Community Resource Specialist
Cathy Ramsey coordinates the
program in Franklin County pro-
gram and currently serves three
individuals within the commu-

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nity. She provides her program
participant with personal, one-to-
one service. Mr. Persons said that
only four individuals had initially
been identified for services of the
program. However, he is con-
vinced that many more individu-
als could be benefited by the
The program is available at no
charge to adults with disabilities
who are no longer enrolled in the
Franklin County School District.
Those who live with spinal bifida,
mental retardation, autism, epi-
lepsy or cerebral palsy may seek
assistance from the Community
Resource Services program. "De-
pending upon the nature of one's
disabilities," noted Persons, "we
may be able to either work with
them directly or refer them to
somebody else who might offer
them services that we don't." He
said that the program is trying to
become a "disability-neutral" pro-
vider of services to ensure that as
many residents as possible are
served. Persons further noted that
one of the program's goal is to
work within the area of vocational
rehabilitation. '"That would open
the program up, in terms of the
varieties of persons with different
types of disabilities, the ability to
assist in residents in becoming
more productive citizens," said
Mr. Persons also noted that the
program hoped to collaborate with
the Franklin County School Dis-
trict. He said that the program
had received staff volunteers from
both Carrabelle and Apalachico-
la High Schools.
"Our intent is to provide a link-
age between the school system
and adult services," said Persons,
"because, as taxpayers, our dol-,
lars are spent to educate persons
or students with disabilities. And
we need to make sure that those
tax dollars are well spent, because
they (students) go from school to
what? Often times, there are no
services available to adults once
they graduate from school. There-
fore, we can provide that transi-
tional link from school to work."
Some of the organizations that the
Community Resource Services
currently works with includes the
Franklin County Public Library,
the Florida Park Service, the
WINGS Advisory board and the
Save the Gym Committee. Per-
sons noted that the program is
also supportive of the Friends of
the Franklin County Public Li-
brary and has membership with
both the Carrabelle and Apalachi-
cola Chambers of Commerce. "We
want tb 6Ieveijr active in 'the cdr-',
munity," said Ms. Ramsey.*
The Community Resource Ser-
vices program in Franklin County
is funded by a grant from the HRS
Developmental Services program.
In other counties, the program
also receives funding from the
Division of Vocational Rehabilita-
tion of the Department of Labor
and Employment Securities.
In Leon and Taylor Counties, the
program receives in-kind coopera-
tive agreements with the school
districts to provide personnel that
offer adult community education
services. "We'd like to replicate
that in Franklin and Wakulla
County," mentioned Persons. He
emphasized that a major thrust.
of the program is to provide local
services to residents so they do
not have to travel as far as
Panama City or Tallahassee to
receive such assistance's. Persons
also said that the program had a
five year grant with the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA) Com-
munity Resource Network that
could be available to Franklin
County residents as soon as Oc-
tober of 1996. '"There's probably
49 to 50 million people in America
who have had some type of dis-
ability and the ADA was enacted
to make certain that they had the
same rights that you and I enjoy
in our communities," said Per-
sons. He continued, "I think ev-
ery community can benefit from
voluntary compliance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act.
And we can as a resource for the
The program, said Persons, fo-
cuses on individual strengths,
rather than dwelling on negative,
aspects of disabilities. "We try to
concentrate on their strengths
and capabilities," concluded Per-
sons, "as opposed to the disabil-
ity itself. That's not to ignore the
disability, but to emphasize the
positive attributes that each in-
dividual has."
Volunteers and potential clients
are needed and encouraged to
participate with the Community
Resource Services program. Also,
the program welcomes the oppor-
tunity to provide presentations to
organizations throughout the
county. Those interested in par-
ticipating with or learning more
about the Community Resource
Services program may call 697-
4077. Callers are asked to leave

a message at the noted phone
number. Ms. Ramsey, Who spends
much of the work day in the field,
assures, all callers that she will
correspond to all interested


Shrimp is the most popular aod valble
seafood in the United States. This delicateand
delicious crustacean is desired the world over,
with hundreds of species harvested from fresh
water and saltwater. There are four species of
shrimp of commercial value in the Culf of Mexico
and South Atlantic waters. It takes an expert to
distinguish one from another. To make a distinc-
tion, they are roughly categorized according to
color. The four major kinds are:'brown shrimp
(Penaeus aztecus), pink shrimp (Penaeus
duorarum), White shrimp (Penaeus setlferus) and
royal red shrimp (Pleoticus robustus or
Hymenopenaeus robustus).
Shrimp are decapod crustaceans characterized
by five pairs of legs with small pincers on the end. The
first three pairs are used for walking. They have large,
well-developed eyes, large swimmerets, and long
antennae. The color varies depending on the species.
Pink shrimp found along the Atlantic coast are usually
brown: those found along the northern Gulf coast are
often lemon-yellow; and those found in Florida's
Tortugas are pink. White shrimp are grayish-white
with a green, red or blue tinge on the tail and legs.
Royal red shrimp are usually deep red, but are
sometimes grayish pink.
Most shrimp spawn offshore in deep water from
early spring through early fall. Young shrimp are
carried by currents into coastal estuaries to mature.
In Florida, shrimp are harvested with trawls, which are
cone-shaped nets towed along the bottom in shal-
lower waters near shore. Turtle excluder devices
(TEDS) and by-catch reduction devices (BRDS) are
used, as required by law, to minimize the capture of
non-target marine turtles and fish. "
Shrimp are sized and sold by count".(number
of shrimp per pound) either whole or headless.. For
example, headless shrimp of 16-20 count means there
are 16 to 20 headless shrimp per pound. Counts for
headless shrimp range from under 10 (the largest
shrimp) to 300-500 (the smallest).

frozen product forms. The most common form is
"green headless" (raw, head-off, shell-on). "Peeled
shrimp" (shell removed) are sold in a variety of forms
including "PUD" (peeled undeveined), "P&D" (peeled
and deveined) and "tail-on" (peeled with the tail fin
and adjacent shell segment left on). Individually quick
frozen (IQF) cooked shrimp products are available in a
variety of product forms, breaded and unbreaded.
Shrimp are an excellent source of high-quality
protein, vitamins, minerals, and they are low in fat.
Shrimp are delicious and easily prepared, whether
boiled, broiled, baked, grilled, or fried. Store fresh
shrimp in the refrigerator at 32-38 degrees F. and use
In one or two days. If frozen, store at 0 degrees F. and
use within six months. Thaw shrimp in the refrigerator
or under cold running water.
Approximate nutritional values for 4 ounces
(114 grams) of raw, edible portion: calories--120; .
calories from fat- 15; total fat--1.5; saturated fat2-0
gram; cholesterol -175 mruiqljras;sodiuim-1'90
p.illigrams; carbohydrte--O gram'; protein--23
Grams; calcium--6% RDI"; iron--8% RDI.
Oletary fiber and sugars easi in
,nsgnic.nL at,r'ounts in seafoods.
DI means Recorr, ended Daily
Inrd \I

Shrimp are available in a variety of fresh or

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; Florida Department of Agriculture arn Cn..ru nmr r\n.:- F re
BOB CRAWFORD, Comm:t .1,r .iLr
Bureau of Seafood and Aqug.:ultulr Pi
r 2051 East Dirac Drive, Tallahassee, florda 323 10-.76*01
Phone 904/488-0163 Fax 904/922-3677



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