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Volume 5, Number 17


Wellsprings

Bankruptcy:

Motions

but Few

Decisions
The Order converting the Well-
springs bankruptcy action to a
Chapter 7 process of complete liq-
uidation was signed by U. S.
Bankruptcy Judge Lewis M.
Killian on August 5, 1996. Well-
springs was also ordered to file a
schedule of current income and
current expenditures and their
statement of intention within 15
days, of the Order or on or before
a meeting of creditors to be sched-
uled in the converted bankruptcy
case.
Three days before the case was
converted to Chapter 7, Well-
springs, through their attorneys
Ronald A. Mowrey and Brian
Newman filed a copy of a pur-
chase agreement between Well-
springs owners Brenda M.
Molsbee (Nita Molsbee and Maxie
G. Carroll (the sellers) and buyer
Victoria Bellinger for $400,000.
The closing date was scheduled
to take place within 120 days or
such other date to be agreed upon
by the parties. The sale is subject
to the approval of the bankruptcy
court.
In late July, Gulf State Bank
moved to ask the Court's permis-
sion to proceed against a third
party collateral pledged as secu-
rity for the Wellsprings debt to
Gulf State Bank. The bank has a
claim against Wellsprings for
$255,000 plus interest. The
United States Trustee has ob-
jected against the Bank's motion
to proceed against the third party,
as yet unidentified.
Lawyers representing Wellsprings
have filed their application for fees
for expenses and professional ser-
vices, $5,158.70 (costs) and
$55,199.50 (professional ser-
vices). The accounting runs over
90 single-spaced typewritten
pages.
On September 12, 1996, the
Bankruptcy Court will hear argu-
ments on the objections of the U.
S. Trustee to the petition to pro-
ceed against third party collateral
pledged as security and the no-
tice of intention to abandon the
$78,000 at the third floor court-
room, 22 North Bronough Street,
Tallahassee.


Inside

the Issue
Candidates'
Questions:
Sheriff pg 4,5
SchoolSuperintendent
pg. 6,7
School Board pg. 8,9
Second Circuit Court
pg 10, 12, 13
Marine Fisheries
Commission pg. 14


The Charter

Foundation

Announces

Incorpnraton

The Charter Foundation, a not-for-
profit, nonpartisan organization
dedicated to assisting individuals
and groups committed to the cre-
ation of high quality public char-
ter schools in Florida, will an-
nounce its incorporation at a
press conference on Monday, Au-
gust 26, 1996 at 10:00 a.m. The
conference, which coincides with
the first day of school in many
Florida counties, will be held at
the Florida Press Association
Offices at 336 E. College Ave,
Tallahassee.
Chairman and President
Jonathan Hage will elaborate on
the foundation's plans at the
press conference and will an-
nounce the first major gift toward
its creation. "Dr. Stanley Marshall
of the James Madison Institute
.(JMI) will present us with a large
check that will assist us with our
start-up costs," he said. "We are
confident that we can reach our
$521 thousand dollar first year
goal by turning to the state wide
business community for support.
It is they who ultimately stand to
benefit from the success of char-
ter school students."
Continued on page 10


BRUCE


VARNES

FOR


SHERIFF


I am a qualified and experienced candidate for the office of Sheriff.
Many of you may already know me through your children. I have taught
D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) in the Franklin County
School system for the past 7 years. I am presently a Lieutenant with the
Franklin County Sheriffs Department. I was born and raised in Franklin
County. My wife is the former Amelia Adams of Lake City, Florida, and
we have two children, Bruce, Jr., 19 and Jessica, 17. I am the son of
Delores Varnes and the late Cecil Varnes of Apalachicola.
The illegal drug activity and use of drugs on our local streets in Franklin
County is rampant. It is time to eliminate this problem once and for all.
As your Sheriff, I will do everything within my power to use my position
as Chief Law Enforcement Officer of Franklin County to control and
eliminate the flow of illegal drugs within our County.
I want to be your next Sheriff so I can continue the fair and impartial
treatment of all citizens of Franklin County and uphold the integrity of
this important office. If you would like to discuss with me any of your
concerns please feel free to contact me at home, (904) 653-9668 and I
will be glad to talk to you.
THANK YOU! BRUCE VARNES
PD. POL. ADV., PAID FOR BY CAMP. ACCT. OF BRUCE VARNES, DEMOCRAT


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August 23 September 5, 1996


Taco Bell/Chevron Station

Avoids Snag at City Meeting

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Resident Day McGhee addresses BOA members with her appeal
of the proposed development for Market St. and Avenue E.


Residents of Apalachicola
crowded into City Hall on August
15 in an attempt to convince
members from the Board of Ad-
justments to send a proposed
Taco Bell/Chevron Station devel-
opment project back to the Apa-
lachicola Planning and Zoning.
Committee for further review.
Both the Apalachicola Planning
and Zoning Committee and the
Apalachicola City Commission
had previously approved a re-
quest from the Miller family to
construct the noted development
item on Market Street and Avenue
E. In order for the proposed de-
velopment item to be sent back
to the planning and zoning board,
at least four BOA members had
to vote affirmatively to send the
item back for further review.
Residents came close to having
their appeal granted by the BOA,
but came up one vote short of the
required margin. In a 3-2 vote,
BOA Chairperson Roy Solomon
and board member Charlie Gal-
loway voted against the appeal.
Board member Barbara Holmes,
Otis Walker and Hoyt Vaughn
voted in favor of the appeal.
Leading the appeal, resident Day
McGhee presented board mem-
bers with a list of arguments ex-
plaining why the BOA should
send the development item back
to the planning and zoning
board.. Ms. McGhee argued that
the Miller project would diminish
the historic district's opportunity
to receive state and federal grants
based on the city's land use de-
velopment code. She argued that
the proposed development was in
violation of the city's land use
code.
"My appeal is on the look of the
building," said McGhee, "and the
way that the building has an ad-
verse affect on, not only our city
scape, but the integrity of our
entire district." Ms. McGhee
charged that, since the downtown
area was designated as a historic


district, it was required to adopt
specific development codes.
"When it comes to historic pres-
ervatlon." argued McGhee, "the
stronges'.l protection is typically
lound in preservation ordinances
enacted by local governments."
4WVcGhre further charged that the
'proposed development item vio-
lated the city's preservation ordi-
nances. She said that the preser-
vation ordinance was crucial in
protecting homes and businesses
from being devalued by "un-
sightly" or "inappropriate" devel-
opment. McGhee also pointed out
that historic preservation was
important to the local economy in
that it helped to attract tourism
to the area. "Those who have sub-
stantially preserved their past
continue to enjoy tourism," noted
McGhee, "those who haven't pre-
served their past receive no tour-
ism at all."
The director of tourism, said
McGhee, had already warned that
further incremental erosion of the
"very special character" of the his-
toric district will have a negative
effect on tourism. "If this district
begins to look and be like any city
USA," warned McGhee, "then
there will be no reason for people
to make downtown a destination."
The continuation of inappropriate
development to the historic dis-
trict, warned McGhee, could lead
to the removal of the district's his-
toric status from the state historic
preservation office's register. "It
would be a black eye to the city to
have such an important piece of
the city's history and architecture
removed from the register," said
McGhee. She further warned that
the rehabilitation tax credit would
no longer be available to owners
of buildings that have not yet been
renovated.
The State Division of Historical
Resources, said McGhee, was also
critical of the open canopy and
contemporary appearance of the
proposed development of the


Continued on page 2

Dedication of Gulf View Clinic




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Dr. Scott Smith and Wayne Blevins hosted a dedication for
Gulf View Clinic on Aug. 16. Representative Allen Boyd and
Franklin Co. Commissioner Jimmy Mosconis were on hand for
the ribbon cutting. Administrator Kenneth Dykes is Pictured
to the far right. Approximately 100 people attended the event.


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DEVELOPMENT
9.6 ACRES


Resort Village Development

Remains Item of Contention

at County Comrmission
Members from the Plantation Owners Association (POA) remained
critical of the proposed Resort Village development on August 20 as
the Franklin County Commission discussed the relationship of the
proposed development to Nick's Hole and also considered safeguards
for the project's development order.
Assistant County Planner Mark Curenton presented board members
with a map prepared by the county planning office which illustrated
the relation of Dr. Ben Johnson's 9.6 acres of proposed development
in relation to Nick's Hole.
"I know that the board understands that, not only was no develop-
ment approved on or near Nick's Hole," said Curenton, "but I want to
make sure the public understands." Mr. Curenton noted that the board
had both allowed and encouraged that a buffer be created around
Nick's Hole. He said that the buffer areas included State purchased
property surrounding Nick's Hole, The St. George Plantation Airport,
property surrounding the airport that George Mahr donated to the
State, property north of Leisure Lane that was owned by Dr. Johnson
as well as Leisure Lane itself.
Mr. Curenton questioned whether the board wanted to provide any
additional language to the development order. Commissioner Edward
Tolliver said that he wanted Mr. Johnson to determine in writing his
intent for the remaining 58 acres of proposed development. "We don't
know what he's going to do with rest the 58 acres," said Tolliver.
Commissioner Jimmy Mosconis presented the board with a list of
four safeguard proposals for the Resort Village Development Order.
The four safeguards included:
1. The developer will be required to send copies of the monthly/
quarterly operating reports on the sewage treatment plant to
the County Engineering Department for analysis to ensure
compliance with all requirements. For the first twelve months
of operation of the sewage treatment plant, the developer will
be required to send monthly reports for the County's review. In
the event the tests come back indicating a hazard to the bay,
the County will have the authority to shut down the sewage
treatment plant and the development with a 24 hour notice.
2. The sewer plant will be constructed at least one foot above
the flood elevation required by the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps for
Franklin County. This includes all components of the system
susceptible to damage from flood waters.
3. The stormwater system shall be designed so there will be a
secondary safety net by raising the elevation of Leisure Lane to
contain stormwater.
4. The developer will be required to install a traffic control
device on the west end of the development to the device at Bob
Sikes Cut.
In reference to the first proposal, Mosconis stressed the importance
of having a reliable wastewater treatment plant. "The City of Apala-
chicola dumped a lot of raw sewage..., well, I won't say that. They've
got the wrong plant out there. It's obvious."
Commissioner Mosconis said that he lobbied to have the Franklin
County declared an Area of Critical State Concern in 1985. "The num-
ber one thing we did with that money is that we built a new sewer
plant in Carrabelle. They were dumping 60,000 gallons a day." .
Commissioner Mosconis also said that it was important for Franklin
County to have the authority to shut down the Resort Village devel-
opment if environmental problems become evident. "If they've got a
problem, we need the authority to shut them down in short order,"
said Mosconis, "not DEP (Department of Environmental Protection)
or not EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), because some slick
lawyer or some politically active person can get around the DEP or
the bureaucratic way of doing business."
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* The Franklin Chronicle


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Published every other Friday


Franklin


Briefs
Notes from the August 20
Franklin County Commis-
sion Meeting
*The board agreed to allocate
$500 to the Franklin County
Health Department to fund a one
day rabies clinic. Mr. Larry Witt
with the health department noted
that Dr. Hobson Fulmer had
agreed to donate his facility and
time for one day event to vacci-
nate approximately 100 animals.
Witt stated that eighty percent of
all raccoons in the county were
rabid. He said that, since hunt-
ing season was coming up, it was
important to have as many ani-
mals vaccinated all animals who
may be exposed to raccoons in the


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Larry Witt
"We're trying to get a jump start
on the hunting season," noted
Witt. "When a hunting dog runs
up on a raccoon out in the woods,
we all know what's gonna happen.
And eight out ten raccoons are
carriers." He explained that, while
a raccoon may not have active
rabies, they were carries of the
disease. "And they can infect a
human or a dog or anything else."
said Witt.
*The board agreed to declare St.
Joe Communications as a sole
'service provider in order to pur-
chase an updated communica-
- tions system for the Franklin
County Courthouse. County
Clerk Kendall Wade informed
board members that the new com-
munications system would cost
$45,042. However, he noted that
St. Joe Communications had
agreed to pay $6,173 for the
County's old communications sys-
tem. The new system will be paid
from contingency funds.
*The board agreed to allow two
county landfill employees to at-
tend a training program for
Household Hazardous Waste Re-
cycling in Tampa Bay. The train-
ing program, said Solid Waste Di-
rector Van Johnson, will cost
$295 per person. Mr. Johnson
noted that the training program
would be paid with funds from the
Household Hazardous Waste
Grant.


School Board

Adopts

Millage Rate

The Franklin County School
Board adopted their annual mill-
age rate and budget on August 19
before a small group of residents
who voiced concern about the
board's proposed tax increase.
Resident Richard Bloodworth told
board members that he chose to
attend the August 19 meeting
because he was concerned by a
published notice from the school
district to increase taxes. "That's
why I'm here tonight," noted
Bloodworth. He told board mem-
bers that many others in the pub-
lic were just as concerned about
the proposed tax increase.


Richard Bloodworth
"You're not by yourself," noted
Superintendent C.T. Ponder, "I got
my bill the other day." He contin-
ued, "More and more of the bur-
den is being dumped out on the
local tax payers."
'There's no reason why we should
even have a tax raise," argued one
resident, "because overtone's cut-
ting taxes and we're gonna raise
them."
Board members noted that the
millage rate (7.654) for the Fran-
klin County School District had


*Solid Waste Director Van
Johnson informed board mem-
bers that he had reviewed two
bids to have the old landfill
hydroseeded. The hydroseeding
process will help to control the
rate of erosion at the old landfill.
Johnson said that Ronnie Holland
had proposed to have the noted
property hydroseeded for
$6,800, while the Gulf Coast
Hydroseeding company had of-
fered to perform the noted work
for $12,632. The difference be-
tween the two bids, said Johnson,
was that Holland had proposed to
hydroseed the noted property with
lime pellets, while Gulf Coast
Hydroseeding proposed to liquid
pellets "That's not the difference
in the big cost," explained
Johnson, "but that's the only two
differences in the bids."
Mr. Johnson again requested that
the board consider investing in a
hydroseeding machine for $5,400,
rather than paying additional
money to have the labor per-
formed by another company. He
informed board members that the
hydroseeding machine was on the
state bid list and could presently
be purchased. "This machine
could handle a variety of uses,
other than just at the landfill,"
concluded Johnson.
Commissioner Jimmy Mosconis
requested that Johnson obtain
estimates for the chemicals and
seeds needed to hydroseed the old
landfill. "We need to know that,"
explained Mosconis, "we may be
buying something we can't afford.
It may cost $5000 for the materi-
als and we may only use it one
time at the landfill." Mr. Johnson
agreed to obtain an estimate for
the materials and present his
findings to the board at the next
meeting.
*The board requested that Solid
Waste Director Van Johnson ob-
tain a bulk rate estimate for recy-
cling containers. Johnson said
that seafood workers had re-
quested to use the solid waste
department's recycling bins for
the oyster relay program. He said
that the seafood workers had been
using wooden crates for the pro-
gram. The crates, noted Johnson,
were not very durable. He said
that he could not allow the sea-
food workers to use the noted con-
tainers, because the recycling
grant only permitted the contain-
ers to be used for recycling. Chair-
person Dink Braxton also re-
quested that Mr. Johnson find out
how many containers the seafood
workers needed for their relay
program.
*Commissioner Bevin Putnal in-
- formed board members that Car-
rabelle residents had been com-
plaining about the "nasty water"
that had been pouring out of
those trucks operated by Argus
Services. "They've got some holes
in the back of those trucks and
they need to stop them up when
they're moving around the street,"
said Putnal, "we don't need to be
spilling all that stuff all over the
streets like that." Solid Waste Di-
rector Van Johnson agreed to ad-
dress representatives from Argus
Services about the -matter.
*Commissioner Raymond Will-
iams informed board members
that Lanark Village residents had
been complaining about a garbage
filled dump truck that was parked
in a residential area. Mr. Williams


not increased. However, it was
explained that property values
had been assessed at a higher rate
by County Tax Assessor John
* James. Audience members stated
that Mr. James, then, should have
been in attendance at the school
board meeting.
Although the 1996-97 millage rate
for the Franklin County School
District was equivalent to the pre-
vious year's rate, the present
year's rate has been increased by
2.43 percent over the previous
year's rollback rate. Board mem-
ber Jimmy Gander pointed out
that the board had not levied an
additional tax on the public.
The board then voted 3-2 to ap-
prove the 1996-97 millage rate.
Board members Connie Ard
Roehr and Katie McKnight voted
against the proposed rate. At the
July 30 meeting, Ms. Roehr was
the sole protest vote against the
proposed rate. Board member
Katie McKnight stated that, since
the last meeting, she had recon-
sidered her previous decision to
approve the millage rate. The
board unanimously approved the
school district's proposed budget
of approximately twelve million
dollars.
In other board business:
*The board agreed to permit Su-
perintendent Ponder to obtain
more information concerning the
acquisition of a school resource
officer for the area high schools.
Mr. Ponder stated that he would
present his findings to the board
at a later date.
Chairperson Will Kendrick stated
that, while he was not opposed to
Mr. Ponder seeking information
about the matter, he was not nec-
essarily in favor of hiring a re-
source officer. "If you start it,"
noted Kendrick, "you'll never get
rid of it."
School Superintendent Candidate
Franklin Stephens urged board
members to hire more than one
resource officers for the area
schools. Superintendent Ponder
stated that the school district had
enough money to hire one re-
source officer. He hoped that the
sheriffs department could provide
funding for the second officer.


stated that the truck's operator
was no longer in business. He
questioned board members as to
the best means of resolving the
situation..
County Attorney Al Shuler told
board members that they were
entitled to protect the public
health. He said that the county
should attempt to first receive
permission from the owner of the
truck before hauling his vehicle
to the landfill. "Otherwise, we can
declare it a health hazard and
haul it over there anyway," said
Shuler.
The board questioned whether a
wrecker should be used to haul
the vehicle to the landfill or if Solid
Waste Director Van Johnson
should attempt to tow the vehicle.
Attorney Shuler advised the board
request a wrecker to haul the ve-
hicle in order to avoid any liabil-
ity problems. "But who's gonna
pay for the wrecker," asked Chair-
person Braxton, "and who's
gonna pay for the tipping fee."
Commissioner Williams then re-
quested that Van Johnson empty
the contents of the vehicle with a
sway cart and personally haul the
waste to the landfill. The board
then voted unanimously have
Johnson empty and haul the
noted waste to the landfill.
*The board approved a contract
agreement with the Department
of Community Affairs that will
provide Franklin County with
3,454 for hazardous materials
emergency planning. The board
also approved a contract agree-
ment with the Apalachee Regional
Planning County that will provide
the county with an additional
$3,454 for actual hazardous ma-
terials emergency planning.
*The board approved a contract
agreement with the Department
of Community Affairs (DCA) that
will provide Franklin County with
a Community Development Block
Grant for $493,880 to be used for
water, sewer and road improve-
ments in Eastpoint. The board
unanimously agreed to list
County Planner Alan Pierce as the
county's representative on the
contract with the DCA.
*The board directed County Attor-
ney Al Shuler to make a title
search for Eagle Park. Assistant
County Planner Mark Currentori
informed board members that the
Department of Environmental
Protection would not release grant
money to the county until a title
search was completed.
*The board adopted a Nuisance
Ordinance for Unit Five of Lanark
Village. The ordinance provides
that no noxious or offensive trade
or activity be carried in any struc-
ture or upon any lot that may
become an annoyance, nuisance
or health hazard to the neighbor-
hood. The ordinance also provides
that no structure that woud..
deemed a nuisance as defined by
the State of Florida be main-
tained, kept, constructed or
placed in the said neighborhood.
The ordinance further restricts
the dumping of garbage, appli-
ances, trash or debris in the noted
area. The adopted ordinance will
replace ordinance 95-5.
*The board agreed to send a reso-
lution to the Governor and Cabi-
net requesting that two commer-
cial seafood industry workers be


Board member Willie Speed stated
that, while he understood that
Apalachicola High School was in-
terested in a resource officer, he
was not certain if Carrabelfe High
School was also interested in such
an officer. Board member Katie
McKnight said that she wasn't
sure if Carrabelle High School was
interested in a resource officer,
but noted that she was person-
ally not in favor of hiring such an
officer.
"We're here to serve the school,"
said Speed, "not necessarily indi-
vidua board members' prefer-
ences. We're trying to do what's
best for the school...for the chil-
dren, not individual board mem-
bers. If I had my preference as an
individual board member, there
would be a lot of changes. But
we're not here to serve that pur-
pose.


St. George Island United

Methodist Church Sponsors

8th Annual Labor Day Fish Fry!


Following a long tradition, the St.
George Island United Methodist
Church is pleased to sponsor its
annual FISH FRY, 5-K RUN and
BAKE SALE on SATURDAY, AU-
GUST 31. Races will begin at 8:00
a.m., the Bake Sale at 9:00, and
the Fish Fry will be held from
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All events
take place at the church on St.
George Island, located at 205 East
Gulf Beach Dr.
Hamptf Dews, chairman of the
event, need that funds raised will
help purchase a badly needed or-
gan for the Church. The annual
YARD SALE, usually held along
with the Fish Fry, will be held on
AUGUST 24 this year.
Jean Gross and Renee Tucker are
Chairpersons for the Yard Sale on
August 24, which will be held
from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Many
wonderful household goods in fine
condition will be available. The
chairpersons ask that there be no
pre-sales please. For pick-up of
donations, call 927-2284.
Church members will have ad-
vance tickets for the Fish Fry


available to the community for a
donation of $5.00 per ticket, or
they can be obtained by calling
Shirley Hartley at 927-3154. Tick-
ets will also be available at the
door.
Participants in the 5-K Run will
need to arrive at the Church by
7:15 a.m. to register. Events in-
clude a men's and women's 5-K
run, and children's competition.
The entry fee for race participants
is $10.00, which includes the fa-
mous Labor Day Fish Fry tee-
shirt. Coordinating the race
events are Dan Ruhl, Harry
Landrum and Mike Duenas. Call
Dan Ruhl at 927-2671 for race
information.
Other committee chairpersons are
Frank Latham and Carlton
Ethridge for the Fish Fry; Tom
Gross, Tee-shirts and Tickets;
and Jean Gross and Shir-
ley Hartley, Advertising and
Publicity.
All members of the community are
encouraged to participate in this
exciting FUN-RAISERI


appointed to the Marine Fisher-
ies Commission.
*County Attorney Al Shuler in-
formed board members that the
office of the tax collector had sued
Provident Medical Corporation in
an attempt to collect back taxes.
Attorney Shuler stated that Provi-
dent Medical Corporation filed a
counter-claim against Franklin
County for indigent services. At-
torney Shuler stated that the
claim against the county needed
to receive a response. He said that
Attorney Jan Hevier was repre-
senting the tax collector. The
board agreed to allow Attorney
Hevier to defend the county
against the suit filed by Provident
Medical Corporation.
Commissioner Edward Tolliver
announced that he had attended
a dedication for Gulf View Medi-
cal Center. He commented that he
could not understand why Emer-
ald Coast Hospital would expand
its' services when it was having
problems at its' main facility. "It's
in bad, bad shape over there,"
said Tolliver. He noted that items
from the original inventory list at
the hospital were no longer at
Emerald Coast Hospital. County
Clerk Kendal Wade said that he
had made a complete inventory of
all equipment at Emerald Coast
Hospital nearly three months ago.
"Well, our operating table is in
Gulf County," said Tolliver. The
board then agreed to contact Ad-
ministrator Kenneth Dykes and
request that he address the board
on the matter of the hospital's in-
ventory at a later date.

Continued from page 1

Miller Family. She noted that the
City of Apalachicola has received
over $500,000 in state grant fund-
ing in the past 13 years due to
its' historic status.
The Apalachicola Planning & Zon-
ing Committee's preservation or-
dinance, said McGhee, should be
based on standards and criteria
of the U.S. Secretary of the
Interior's standards for rehabili-
tation and guidelines for rehabili-
tating historic structures. Those
building sites not recommended
for such development, said
McGhee, included:
1. Those development projects
that introduce a new building or
site feature that is out of scale or
otherwise inappropriate.
2. Those development projects
that introduce new construction
to the building site which is visu-
ally incompatible with in terms of
size, scale, design, materials,
color & texture or which destroy
historic relationships on the site.
Ms. McGhee said that, in refer-
ence to the city's preservation or-
.dinance, the highest and most
* restrictive regulation should pre-
vail in the event that two or more
separate provisions of the land
use building code indicated con-
flicting regulations or standards.
"This is so black and white," con-
cluded McGhee, "and we have so
much to lose."
BOA Chairperson Roy Solomon
argued that the proposed devel-
opment in question would not
have an affect on grant funding.
"Grant money stands on its own,"
said Solomon. "It has no bearing
of what's next to it or in the neigh-
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County Planning &

Zoning Board Re-Appoints

Board Members


In a unanimous decision, The
franklin County Planning and
Zoning Committee recommended
the re-appointment of Chairper-
son Gayle Dodds, Vice-Chairper-
son Jack Prophater and board
members Donald Woods, Diane
Schoelles and Anne Morgan at
their August 14 meeting. The term
of each board member expired on
June 30. The board of Franklin
County Commissioners will be
responsible for officially re-ap-
pointing each of the noted board
members.
In other business:
*The board addressed a concern
that was previously voiced by resi-
dent Marion Eckstein. Ms.
Eckstein had requested that the
board provide advance notice to
the public of all agenda items.
County Planner Alan Pierce noted
that the Franklin County Com-
mission had previously voted to
limit all commercial development
items from being added to the
board's agenda after the Monday
at 4:30 prior to the zoning board's
monthly meetings. He further
added that he had agreed to fax
the monthly planning and zoning
agendas to Ms. Eckstein.
"That takes care of one person,"
responded Vice-Chairperson Jack
Prophater.
WOYS News Director Michael
Allen noted that Ms. Eckstein had
agreed to post the agenda at the
Eastpoint Post Office. Dan Garlick
stated that the agendas should be
spread throughout the county in
an equitable manner. County
Planner Alan Pierce stated that he
would fax the agendas to anyone
who requested the item, but
would not drive around the


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McGhee responded, 'That's what
Nashville thought."
Apalachicola Planning and Zon-
ing Board member Wesley
Chesnut questioned whether the
BOA was solely concerned with
grant funding, and not also com-
pliance with the city's land use
code. "Is it (the land use code)
something you want to work
with," questioned Chesnut, "and,
if not, can you see about chang-


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county posting the agendas.
Mr. Prophater complained that
Alan Pierce may possibly be obli-
gated to fax out a plethora of agen-
das throughout the county if
enough residents requested the
monthly agendas. "What's hap-
pened here is that they've (Fran-
klin County Commission) agreed
to fax it to one person (Ms.
Eckstein) who may or may not
post it at the post office if it suits
her."
Prophater further noted that
neighboring residents to a devel-
opment project were notified in
cases of variances and rezoning
requests by the developer. He said
that, in other cases, those neigh-
boring residents did not have
much of a say in a developer's
request. "Everybody knows, it's
advertised in the local paper,;that
we meet at such and such a time.
If people have an interest in it,
they should come down," noted
Prophater.
Prophater stated that county
planner had better things to do
with his time, than to fax out 50
agendas throughout the county.
"Surely, we got something better
for a county employee to do be-
side sending faxes," said
Prophater. Mr. Allen responded,
'That's some of the pains of being
in a public office." Prophater re-
turned, "If y'all are so concerned
it, why don't you put it in the
damn paper?" Allen concluded,
"because I don't work for the pa-
per."
Mr. Pierce agreed to provide Mr.
Allen and Mr. Garlick with a
monthly agenda for the Franklin
County Planning and Zoning
Committee.


ing it through the city commis-
sion?" He continued, 'The ques-
tion tonight is, do you obey the
law, or do you not? It's real
simple."
Solomon responded, "I don't think
that's the issue at all." He noted

that the Apalachicola City Com-
mission and Planning and Zon-
ing Committee had already ap-
proved the item. "So, you're say-
ing that everyone violated the
law?" Many audience members
answered affirmatively that both
of the city boards had violated the
law.
In defense of the proposed devel-
opment project, resident Bob
Eddie stated that a service station
had previously been built on the
lot in question. "The lot where the
building's going to be was a
junkyard with four foot tall weeds
for a long time," said Eddie. He
pointed out that the previously
weeded lot was presently cleared
of such debris.

In other board business:
*The board took no action on a
ten foot variance and increased
density request from Leonard
Martin to add an office room to
his property on Avenue J.


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POA "Stimulated"

Leaflet Panders to Old

Animosities
This is the leaflet distributed at the Eastpoint Post Office and the St.
George Plantation Gate in preparation of a "rally" of "concerned" citi-
zens railing against the Resort Village project held on Monday, Au-
gust 5th. The hearing on Ben Johnson's project was held the next
night, Tuesday, August 6, 1996.
The leaflet represents a shameful pandering to old animosities held
by some in county life going back to the days when the bridge was
being built, connecting the mainland with the island.
We don't deny that 'the flyer got the crowd the POA Board wanted to
show up in the county courthouse in opposition to the Resort Village
project. But, the residue of rekindled animosities, including the end-
ing of fishing at Sikes Cut, were distinct byproducts of using the
Seafood Workers to fight a Plantation issue.
As most of the homeowners attending the rally left, I and some others
remained to talk with the seafood workers to learn how this propa-
ganda stirred old memories and hatreds. It did. Further, the night of
the hearings, there were physical threats to the persons of some wit-
nesses, so worked up by this propaganda were they. The innuendoes
and falsehoods are .clearly present in this propaganda, reminiscent,
in method, to Nazi and Gestapo techniques in Germany in the middle
thirties.
Note the Skull and Crossbones with the signs "No Oystering" and "No
fishing"-these events were not on the agenda for August 6th, even
though the language says "This could Happen...and the Franklin
County Commission will decide..." Approval of the Ben Johnson project
was not the priority agenda item, given the DCA administrative re-
quirements. Indeed, the issues are not even explained, but more space
is devoted to a simple pandering to latent fears.
And, the shame is magnified because the name of the President of the
Plantation Owner's Association is printed at the bottom of the flyer-
for more information or for rides to the meeting. Moreover, this bla-
tant propaganda was, for a time, handed out to those coming and
going at the Plantation gate.
The President and the Board all have a fiduciary responsibility to
represent the best interests of all members. This leaflet reflects only
the base interests of gutter politics and reflects badly upon the Plan-
tation and the Board.
The Board leadership is always citing some kind of "survey" giving
- them justification to continuing the legal fight with Dr. Johnson. I
suppose this very dated non-scientific survey would be cited as justi-
fication for the leaflet. But there are limits to the way one conducts
himself in a public forum, and this leaflet clearly oversteps the bounds
of credible notice for a meeting, appealing as it does to the fears of the
reader, certainly not an explanation of the issues involved. There are
levels below which any entity does not tread, but the Board of Direc-
tors in the Plantation Association sunk below those levels by using
this material. After all, one does not cuss in public, nor use name-
calling, nor characterize matters in false light and expect to remain
credible and respected.


rtia and Commentary

I I when this Association is scrambling to find money to get them
S. CLO, through the rest of the year?


Another member of the Plantation described the problems in these
words:
You have a fiduciary responsibility to represent the best in-
terest of ALL members of this Association. You are the keep-
ers of the Corporate Funds. You have failed to spend our
money wisely. You have lost the war at a terrible price. We
cannot financially afford to continue a war that was lost when
you took the stance against multi-family. What have you got-
ten in return for these very high legal bills that members are
having to pay? The attorneys that you hired have failed to
give us victory. If anything, you might be able to claim a few
minor victories that turned out to be temporary setbacks for
the developer. Or did you consider that convincing the County
Commissioners to deny the multi-family residential was a
victory? How can you justify the expenditure of over $1500
for the lawyer and court reporter for Tuesday night's hearing


Further, you have tarnished the reputation of all of the Plan-
tation Property owners by your recent actions in our com-
munity. You have betrayed the trust of our County Commis-
sioners, you have betrayed the very moral fiber of the people
who live in the Plantation by using the seafood workers of
Franklin County in your dying efforts to win this costly war.
You have disseminated false information. You have sowed
the seeds of hatred and distrust. This flyer (skull and
crossbones) was meant to incite people. It was very success-
ful, if you want to call it that. You incited people to such an
emotional level that people had to be escorted out of the court-
house by the deputies. Five years of Resort Village...why do
this now to people who do not have all of the facts. Our County
commissioners were very courageous Tuesday evening to vote
the way they did in front of that hostile audience. They had
no choice, you took that away from them.
Spare this Association any further legal expenses and em-
barrassment. You gave us commercial. Ben Johnson has the
right to go through the process to meet all the necessary re-
quirements to build Resort Village. Your obligation Is to see
to it that it is done properly.
I may be criticized because I do not tow the party line of the POA
Board of Directors but I completely disavow these propaganda tactics
for which the Board is completely responsible. And, I do not hesitate
to tell them so. This action was worse than being merely disgraceful.
It reflects badly upon the integrity of the President and the Board,
pandering to old animosities and hatreds at a time when a commu-
nity effort in the face of many problems facing the seafood industry
and development in the county require better treatment.
The perpetrators of this propaganda had no real understanding of
past events. They were seeking a "quick fix" lest Resort Village gain
some kind of foothold of approval. There was little concern for the
potential violence this propaganda could ferment, despite the act
that many of the fishermen I talked with were aware the Plantation
using them. Where were the Plantation residents when netban was
being discussed and voted upon? Most of the time, many Plantation
residents were more interested in posting barriers to outsiders, some-
times even their own members. The real issue, from the Plantation
standpoint, was to continue having the gated community, with little
contact with the outside.
Tom W. Hoffer,
Member

The July 1996 POA

Financial Simmary

The flyer was made available to those attending the last Board of
Directors meeting at the POA, on Saturday, August 10, 1996. This
shows a cash position of $115,559.00 with a balance $275,480.60
available from two loans.
July receipts and expenses show some startling results. Concession
machines cost $4,679.34, presumably amortized over a 12-month
period. The income from concessions was only $773.95. Airport fees
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Franklin County


My Promise To All Franklin County Voters

Honest, hard working, law abiding citizens want the best trained and experienced person to lead a sheriffs
apartment who can effectively deal with all phases of law enforcement and public safety all of the time not just
prt of the time. They want one who possesses the knowledge and the ability to deal with drug problems, domestic
violence, DUI and traffic violators and all offenders both juvenile and adult. They want to be able to communicate
with the sheriff when they have problems or needs and most of all they want the truth.
When I am elected Sheriff I will make one promise, I will do my best to serve the people of Franklin County
honestly, fairly, and most important, truthfully without fear of ever breaking this promise. Franklin County is my
home as well as it is yours and I want this county to be able to say without hesitation, The Franklin County Sheriffs
Department under the command of Don Hammock as Sheriff serves and protects it's citizens effectively with honor
and integrity. Thank You for taking time to review this information. Don Hammock
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This Could Happen.
On Tuesday, August 6th,
the Franklin County Commission will decide.
Not You.
For generations, this Bay has been your livelihood. A way of life. For generations you've
oystered, fished, shrimped. You've worked on it and played in it. Now the County
Commission is about to make a very important decision, one that will affect you and your
children and your grandchildren. If the Franklin County Commission gives its permission
for the planned 'Ben Johnson' development on St. George Island, a sewage treatment plant
will be spewing 92,000 gallons of treated water ... per day ... into the Bay.
Accidents do happen.
They have happened before. They will happen again.
Ifa sewage spill were to happen in our Bay, the results would be catastrophic. Not just for the
Bay itself, but for your whole way of life. Like Red Tide, only a thousand times worse.
Why take a chance? Our Only Concern is to Protect Our Bay!
It's been hard enough to make a living on the water. Now there is the added threat of sewage
spills, water contamination, possible changes in the Bay's productivity.

Don't Let This Happen to Us!

Attend The Rally on Monday evening, August 5th, 7PM. in the parking lot of the
Eastpoint Post Office. Come to the County Commission meeting on Tuesday,
August 6th at 5 P.M. Let the Commission know how WE feel. Make them aware that it is
all the citizens of Franklin County's Bay, and not theirs alone to destroy or sell. It's OUR BAY,
ours and our children's, and our grandchildren's.
Make Your Voices Heard!
A strong showing may convince the Commission to withhold approval.
For more information, or for rides to the meeting, call Jeanni McMillan 927-3259, Bill Hartley 927-3145
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Sheriffs' Candidates Participate in



Franklin Chronicle Questionaire


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questions

For Sheriff

Candidates


Ronald Crum


David Jackson


Bruce Varnes


Jack Taylor


Don Hammock


1. What would you do to en-
sure increased visibility of
sheriffs deputies within
high crime areas in the cit-
ies? Explain.


2. What would you do to com-
bat juvenile crime in Fran-
klin County? Would a cur-
few for minors be effective
in reducing juvenile
crime? Explain.


3. What can be done to reduce
domestic violence in Fran-
klin County?


4. What can be done to ensure
better cooperation be-
tween the sheriffs depart-
ment and the city police
departments? Explain.


5. What do you see as the ma-
jor needs of the Franklin
County Sheriff's Depart-
ment over the next term of
office? Explain.


1. I will increase deputy visibil-
ity by proper scheduling that
ensures that deputies are work-
ing in high crime areas. It will
also be my policy to place more
officers on patrol by moving
them from support staff in the
office into patrol vehicles. This
will supply more coverage with-
out a budget increase.


2. Our children have to be
taught that certain types of be-
havior cannot be tolerated by an
orderly society; Juvenile crime
is part of that behavior that can
be reduced by positive role mod-
els, youth programs, and daily
interaction between deputies
and youth that are in unsuper-
vised and uncontrolled situa-
tions.
There is not enough study data
available to declare if,a juvenile
curfew is or would be effective
in reducing crime. If our county
commissioners were to enact
such a curfew and it was sup-
ported by the citizens of this
county, I would enforce it.


3. The cycle of domestic vio-
lence can be reduced and
stopped through education and
intervention. As the sheriffs de-
partment responds to these
type of needs, we must ensure
that each person involved re-
ceives support, counseling, vic-
tim assistance, shelter and re-
liable information as to all re-
sources available to them.


4. Each city is a part of the
county and the people that live
in them deserve the same ser-
vices that unincorporated areas
receive. The sheriffs depart-
ment and local police depart-
ments should work together for
the benefit of all citizens. As
sheriff, I would do whatever is
needed to ensure a good work-
ing relationship with all law en-
forcement agencies.


5. We need to improve radio
communications to all officers
and emergency personnel'to
ensure their safety. Completion
of the enhanced 911 system will
improve response time and di-
rections. A canine unit is
needed for drug interdiction,
missing persons and search
and rescue. Resource officers
would help to support our
school system. And updated
training would be helpful for all
personnel.


1. The first day as sheriff, there
will be a team of officers com-
bined with The Franklin County
Sheriff's Department, The
Florida Marine Patrol, The
Florida Department of Law En-
forcement, The Florida Fresh-
water Game and Fish Commis-
sion and also the local police
departments to patrol the
streets.
We will clean the streets of drug
dealers. This is not something
you can do in just one day. This
has to be a 365 day of the year
job. One way of doing this job
is to park the cars in these ar-
eas and walk. By making per-
sonal contact with the people in
these neighborhoods, the drug
dealers will never know when
we are there.


2. The biggest problem with ju-
venile crime is that most of the
police officers in Franklin
County are not documenting
the cases. Juveniles might have
been picked up ten times, but
only charged one time. So, what
happens when they go before
the judge? The judge can only
go on the evidence he has be-
fore him. When juveniles are
treated like all violators of the
law, this problem will change.
Concerning a curfew, I believe
that we have too many laws as
it is. This problem can be solved
without a curfew. This involves
a small group of children in
Franklin County. There has
been a new law just signed by
the Governor that deals with
juveniles driving at night. Plus,
if we pick up these kids and the
parents have to come to the jail
to pick them up, it wont be long
before this policy will work.


3. The biggest problem is that
when the police officers are
called, something has to be
done on the first call. The longer
this problem goes on, the big-
ger it gets.


4. I believe that any crime com-
mitted in the city is the duty of
the sheriffs department to in-
vestigate the crime. This is
where I believe all of Franklin
County needs equal represen-
tation. As the only candidate
having lived in Apalachicola,
Eastpoint and Carrabelle, I feel
this gives me a better under-
standing of Franklin County. By
being friends with Apalachico-
la Police Chief Warren Faircloth
and Carrabelle Police Chief
Jessie Gordon Smith, I will in-
clude these agencies in their
cities.


5. Some of the major needs in-
clude: A. We need better drug
enforcement programs which
involve all of the Franklin
County deputies, notjust a few.
B. We need to involve the com-
munity by holding monthly
meetings or the public. C. We
need to look at the budget with
a fine tooth comb. If there is
something we can cut, it should
be cut. The main goal is to get
one hundred and ten percent
out of every employee of the
Franklin County Sheriffs De-
partment.


1. I am going to rearrange the
patrol shifts. Instead of having
5 shifts working 8 hour days, I
am going to have 4 shifts work-
ing 3 days on and 3 days off,
not increasing the weekly hours
of the deputies but staggering
the hours so there will be extra
personnel to patrol the high
crime areas at the peak hours
in which crimes are committed.
The deputies will still work 40
hours a week. This will enable
me to utilize the manpower on
the deleted shift to patrol the
areas which are heavily crime
ridden. As the crime decreases
in one area and becomes ram-
pant in another, I will be able
to move these deputies to this
area for extra patrol there. I re-
alize this will need to be strongly
supervised; I will do so.


2. As you are well aware, there
is virtually no facilities for ju-
veniles to use in Franklin
County. I believe our children
have too much free time. It is a
proven fact that a child with free
time, in which there is no ac-
tivity to keep them occupied,
will find something to do. This
very well may be the commis-
sion of a crime, mostly vandal-
ism and theft. I am going to di-
rect my D.A.R.E./School Re-
source Officers to plan, initiate,
whatever it takes to become
strongly involved in the lives of
the children of Franklin
County... Curfews throughout
the cities and county would
have to be initiated by passing
an ordinance implementing
one. I do believe a curfew would
be a good tool for law enforce-
ment to use if needed.


3. This is an issue which has
reached an all time incident
rate. I believe the only thing that
can be done by me as a Sheriff
will be to cooperate with the
churches, judges, clerks, bat-
tered Women's Shelters and any
other group to help alleviate this
problem here in our County.
There must be stronger penal-
ties for these people who com-
mit domestic violence and more
authority given to law enforce-
*ment. Franklin County needs a
Battered Women's Shelter for
these victims to go to in case of
domestic violence. I also feel,
when a person files and is
granted a "Restraining Order,"
signed by a judge, they should
not be able to dismiss it so eas-
ily. If a person feels they need a
"Restraining Order" they should
be responsible enough to know
how serious this matter is and
repeat offenders should be re-
quired, both parties involved, to
complete a counseling program.


4. A dialogue must be started
between the various law en-
forcement entities in Franklin
County. I will attempt to sched-
ule either monthly or quarterly
meetings between the different
departments. A "Neighborhood
Crime Watch" Program should
be started so the citizens of
Franklin County and the cities
can become involved with as-
sisting local law enforcement in
their duties. I will implement a
"Hot Line" so anyone will be able
to contact our department with
either information, suggestions,
etc. to fight crime, and these
callers will not be required to
give their names.


5. Franklin County needs a
more up-to-date form of law
enforcement. We must become
professionals and conduct our-
selves as such. The officers in
this county need better, more
current equipment, forms, edu-
cation, training, etc. to help
them do the best job they can
do for the citizens of Franklin
County. A better trained, edu-
cated, confident officer will
greatly benefit the county.


1. I would begin aggressive
patrolling.


2. To combat juvenile crime,
you have to combat drugs. The
circle of drugs that leads to theft
that leads to buying more drugs
is vicious circle. The state has
passed new laws on driving and
teenagers. It is up to law en-
forcement and parents to help
make it effective.


3. I will strive to pass the word
to the women of Franklin
County that we will uphold the
law. If you call us with a domes-
tic abuse complaint, we will re-
spond quickly, efficiently and
compassionately to help.











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4. I would institute weekly or
monthly meetings with the po-
lice chiefs to help the depart-
ments work together. With in-
creased communication be-
tween the two departments, we
can have team work to back
each other up is cases of need.


5. A new communications sys-
tems is a primary goal. One that
will be county wide, that will
connect our cities and county
with a state of the art system.


1. High visibility by law enforce-
ment is a must in every area not
only high crime areas. These
particular areas would receive
as much manpower to control
problems as could be allocated
in relation to officers available..


2. I believe an effective deter-
rent to juvenile crime would be
the appointment of a full time
juvenile coordinator who is spe-
cifically trained to handle juve-
nile problems or complaints. It
would be my goal to implement
this program. Curfews in met-
ropolitan areas are effective, but
in tourist areas such as ours,
curfews may not be justified in
relation to our crime statistics.


3. Laws are already in place
covering domestic violence. The
introduction of a Domestic Vio-
lence Crisis Intervention Team
in our country to work with
families having problems would
be one of my goals. The team
would have numerous re-
sources available through state
and federal programs as well as
clergy and counseling services.


4. Cooperation between law en-
forcement agencies is not an
elective matter. It is imperative.
Better communications be-
tween police departments and
the sheriffs office would begin
the day I took office and con-
tinue throughout my term of.
office.


5. Some of the needs of the
sheriffs department include en-
hancement of the 911 system,
better training programs for
personnel, upgrading commu-
nications equipment, national
accreditation of the sheriffs de-
partment and increased com-
munication with the public to
keep them informed.


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Candidates


Ronald Mock


1. Within high crime areas, we
need to go to a two man patrol.
The shift supervisor will super-
vise the deputies who patrol the
streets. More deputies will be on
patrol during times of increased
crime (i.e. nights). Canine units
will also be used.


1. How would you assess the
state of formal education in
Franklin County?


Franklin L. Stephens Brenda Mabrey
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1. I am sure that there are many
dedicated teachers and admin-
istrators in Franklin County.
However, all School systems can
be improved. In my opinion, the
formal education system in
Franklin County is not, and I
repeat not, preparing students
to face the future and to suc-
ceed as adults in a changing,
challenging, and competitive
job market.


1. The Florida Education Com-
mission established standards
to identifycritically low per-
forming schools in Florida dis-
tricts. Franklin County Schools
are not identified as critically
low performing schools. Our
schools are successful and have
implemented strategies to pre-
pare our children to enter the
work force and post secondary
institutions. "The biggest room,
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2. What measures can be taken
to encourage parental par-
ticipation in school related
activities (i.e. school im-
provement committees, par-
ent-teacher organizations
and school board meetings)?


2. The quickest way to ad-
dress juvenile crime is to start
at home with the parents.
Then the community needs to
be supportive through pro-
grams as church groups, Boy
Scouts, Big Brother Programs
and other school programs as
ROTC, Civil Air Patrol and
Bands. Our young people
need to see that laws are go-
ing to be enforced equally and
fairly. Yes, I would support a
curfew. I know the effects
when curfews are not en-
forced. There is nothing open
for kids after 11 p.m. and,
after that time, kids are more
likely to get in trouble.


2. Parents and concerned citi-
zens must be encouraged to.
participate in school activities.
I will support partnerships that
will increase parental involve-
ment and participation in pro-
moting the social, emotional,
and academic growth of chil-
dren. School and community
groups will develop partner-
ships to support students be-
yond the regular school day. I
will also be available in all parts
of the county for the conve-
nience of all interested parties.


2. Parent participation will be
encouraged from the office of
the superintendent to the local
school administrators and
teachers. I will support the
implementation of a structured
volunteer program, including
business partners, interested
adults and agencies in our com-
munity. I challenge all to be-
come involved and develop our
future citizens.


3. Do you support the imple- 3. Yes. With the increase of 3. Parents are the first teach-
mentation of sex education HIV/AIDS, teen pregnancies, ers of sex education. A Health
courses within the area and Sexually Transmitted Dis- Program is mandated by Florida
schools? Explain, eases (STDs), it is time to teach Statutes to promote health lit-
sex education and health re- eracy and the prevention of dis-
lated subjects in our schools. eases. The School Board re-
There is a right way to do this serves the right to review and
arid since present methods are approve all instructional mate-
not getting the job done, the rials and information presented
schr.ls must face up to the of a controversial nature. I sup-
needs of the students and the port programs that give infor-
community. nation that enables students to
make educated choices.


4. Do you feel that a charter
school would be an economi-
cally viable option for the
county? Explain.


3. We need a program that fo-
cuses on protecting victims in
a fair and prompt manner. We
must prevent future domestic
violence in families in which
such violence has been identi-
fied. We also need training for
law enforcement officers that
covers how to specifically
handle domestic violence.


5. Are the area schools doing
enough to encourage gradu-
ating seniors to seek post
high school education or
training? Explain.


6. Do you feel that the area high
schools should be consoli-
dated? Explain.


4. We need teamwork. There
has to be an agreement of un-
'derstanding and an agreement
of responsibility established
between the sheriffs depart-
ment and the local city police
departments. I will work to
unite the sheriffs department
with the local city police depart-
ments to solve the community's
problems.


5. *We need to change the
sheriffs department to a moti-
vated can-do attitude organiza-
tion in order to earn the respect
and support of the community.
*We need to upgrade the radio
communications system. This
will provide more efficient ser-
vice to the community. *We
need canine units to support an
aggressive drug program. *We
need to ensure that response
times are cut down to an ac-
ceptable limit.

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7. How important would a re-
source officer be to the area
high schools? How impor-
tant is it to reactivate the
DARE Program? Would you
attempt to obtain both items
for the area schools? Ex-
plain.


8. What are the three most im-
portant issues or problems
confronting the' area
schools? How would you
address these issues or
problems?


4. The public schools are what
have made the- United States
great. The present approach to
charter schools places the char-
ter schools under the control of
the School Board. Therefore,
the rules, regulations, and bud-
get process that are used in the
public schools will also be used
in the operation of charter
schools.


5. All students should be taught
early in their formal education
that high school is only a pre-
cursor to higher education. Stu-
dents will be expected to take
tougher academic courses,
which will cut out the necessity
for our students to take reme-
dial courses in college. School
counselors should make stu-
dents aware of available schol-
arships, how to qualify for
them, and how and when to
apply for scholarships.


6. The citizens of Franklin
County should decide the ques-
tion of school consolidation.
This should be accomplished by
having county-wide hearings for
the input of citizens and by ask-
ing for a binding referendum
being placed on the ballot. The
will of the voters should be fi-
nally heard and followed on this
question.


7. Until discipline has been re-
stored to our schools, a re-
source officer is needed. Learn-
ing cannot take place without
discipline and order. A resource.
officer could also help with
safety on school buses and
teach a program such as DARE.
One of our priorities should be
to maintain
our children in a drug free, safe
environment.


8. The three most important is-
sues or problems confronting
the area schools include disci-
pline, drugs and weapons, and
a low standard of educational
accomplishment. A proper use
of resource officers would cor-
rect the first two issues or prob-
lems. A low standard of educa-
tional accomplishment could be
corrected by the use of com-
puter software programs, such
as "Curriculum Designer," that
sets out the course content for
each grade level and subject. It
also incorporates the Florida


4. No. Many of the legal and
funding issues were not fully
addressed and outlined by the
legislature prior to approving
HB 403. Without clear direc-
tions from the legislature con-
cerning funding allocation, poli-
cies, procedures, transporta-
tion, and legal issues, the char-
ter school bill could simply add
additional red tape to small dis-
tricts.


5. We could do better. Post-sec-
ondary training institutions are
addressed in our schools by
counselors, representatives
from area colleges and univer-
sities, vocational schools and
agencies such' as Vocational
Rehabilitation. It is important
that we implement a career
planning program beginning in
the 7th grade. Students and
parents need information on
funding opportunities as soon
as possible to enable a success-
ful transition.


6. The consolidated school is-
sue has been around for quite
some time. To consolidate or not
to consolidate is an issue for the
people of this county to decide.
If I am elected as Superinten-
dent of Schools, I will support
the decision of the citizens.


7. The DARE Program was an
effective educational program.
It empowered children to say
"No" and to become knowledge-
able about the negative effects
of drugs, alcohol and abuse.
The resource officer should be
more than a patrolman. These
officers should work with stu-
dents to develop conflict reso-
lution patterns, self-esteem,
drug/alcohol abuse and legal
issues programs. I support pro-
grams that empower children
with knowledge that will enable
them to become successful,
productive citizens.


8. Discipline is thoenumber one
issue. To learn, there must be
structure, control, and consis-
tent consequences for disrup-
tive behavior. It is imperative
that the Code of Conduct be fol-
lowed explicitly and that par-
ents are involved immediately
upon the first infraction. Imple-
mentation of an effective Alter-
native Educational Program is
vital to ensure that students
who choose to be a constant
disruption may continue their
education in a more controlled
educational environment.


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Comn m-Ision

Candidates


Bevin Putnal Fred P. Jetton, Sr.
District 5 District 5


Eddie Creamer Betty Carmichael Darrell Segree
District 1 District 1 District 1


1. Do you believe that Frank-
.lin County can be devel-
oped without losing the
area's historic significance
and rural charm or without
affecting the bay? Explain.


1. Development is cruGial to
economic stability. It must be
done carefully, working to' pre-
serve our old buildings, land-
marks, and most importantly
our native culture. The bay can-
not be sacrificed to develop-
ment-the bay can and must be
protected for the good of all
Franklin County citizens. It is
an irreplaceable resource eco-
nomically, ecologically, and en-
vironmentally. Through careful
and responsible planning, we
can achieve both of these goals.


1. Yes, I believe we can have
some development without sac-
rificing the bay or the rural and
historic charm we have grown
to love. We must maintain buff-
ers to prevent over development
in critical areas while also al-
lowing adequate growth to sup-
port our economy.


1. Anytime you have develop-
ment, you have change. There
will be an impact on the historic
districts and the rural charm.
Development can be carefully
monitored and controlled so it
will be compatible with the bay.


1. No, but the Supreme Court
ruled that if you do not let a per-
son build according to the zon-
ing at the time ofpurchase, you
must purchase the land at fair
market value. I have always
fought very hard and will con-
tinue to protect our Bay.


1. Yes. Adheringto and enforc-
ing a strict building code and
the development of an Indus-
trial Park could help develop
our county without affecting the
bay.


2. What types of industry do 2. Small, clean manufacturing 2. I believe the proposed prison 2. We need an industry for 2. There is only one type of in- 2. With the building growth of
you feel would help to cor- plants, perhaps textile, would on Highway 65 will provide skilled and unskilled laborers dustry for Franklin County (En- Franklin County, I think a
pliment the local bring much needed jobs here much neededjobs and will help that will offer a good and vironmentally Safe). We must Truss Plant, or Door and/or
economy? Explain. with a minimal impact on the to boost our economy. I also healthy working environment, a protect our natural resources at Window Plant would be feasible,
environment. Tourism is al- think we should strive to attract good salary and a career. We the same time we are creating and not hurt the fishing indus-
ready an important industry small, production-based indus- could get a boat factory, a sew- more jobs. try. I would consider other In-
here and with careful monitor- try that is not harmful to our ing factory or other factories dustry as long as it would not
ing can be expanded to benefit critical environment, that will not pose a threat to our hurt our BAY!
the economy even more. bay or environment.





3.. What three items within 3. As a sitting Franklin County 3. *School, because the future 3. The three priority budget 3. I would never prioritize three 3. Because of the DRUG prob-
the county's budget should Commissioner, I believe that the depends on educated young items include: 1. The Sheriffs budget items for funding. You lem faced by the entire county,
receive funding priority? basic infrastructure of the people. *Law enforcement, be- Department: Everyone com- have more than that in just and because this is an issue
Explain. county such as health, roads, cause we must provide ad- plains about crime but they do your county offices alone, plus that faces our CHILDREN, I am
law enforcement, education, equate protection for our citi- not understand why the our Franklin County Library, very concerned about funding
sanitation, development plan- zens. Road/Street mainte- sheriffs budget is so high. We which is very important to both for DRUG programs. I am con-
ning and the well-being of our nance, because many of our need more officers on the road. children and adults. cerned about the infrastructure
citizens cannot be prioritized. streets and highways are in des- 2. The Road and Bridge Depart- of our county, especially the
Each department submits a operate need of repair and pav- ment: The roads in our county, paving of Emergency Escape
budget annually reflecting cur- ing. are in poor shape and could Route. I am also concerned
rent needs. These budgets must pose a problem in case of an about our Medical Facility and
be judged individually year by emergency evacuation. 3. Rec- Ambulance Service.
year to provide the best services rational and Public Library
possible for the taxpayers' dol- Funding: The children in our
by recreational and library ac-
tivities. They are the present "
and future of our county and
need programs that provide
positive reinforcement.



4. Do you support a local op- 4. I will vote on this issue the 4. Yes, I would rather see a gas 4. The gas tax has a lot of ben- 4. No one likes tax of any form, 4. I would favor a Local Option
tion tax on gasoline that way the majority of the people tax, which would be paid by ev- efits. At this time, the county but you can't continue to place Sales Tax on Gasoline because,
would be used to help re- feel I should vote. I welcome any eryone traveling the roads in has no choice but to adopt one. the entire burdens on the tax- this would help lift the burden
pair the county's roads? input from my people as to the our county, versus and increase If we don't, we will no longer get payers of this county. We must from property owners in Fran-
Explain. way I should vote. Franklin in property tax which would any funding from the state. make the tourist put something klin County and would allow
County is the only county in only burden our citizens. We're the only county in Florida back into our roads. tourist and pleasure boat own-
Florida that does not have a lo- without a gas tax at this time. ers that visit our area to help
cal option sales tax on gasoline, visit our area to help provide
better roads for our county.





5. What can be done to sup- 5. The unthinkable has hap- 5. We need' to explore the pos- 5. Monitoring and controlling 5. Due to the Net Ban and the 5. Our county needs to offer
port the area's fishermen opened to our seafood industry. sibility of obtaining grant money development would be helpful. Marine Fisheries Commission, better support to the commer-
and the seafood industry in We have been regulated, fined to employ a biologist that will Also, we need to receive federal the only fishermen left are the cial fishermen and the seafood
general? and banned almost to extinc- act in the interest of the sea- and state funds to educate the ones you read about in the Bible industry.
tion. Our fishermen must be food industry and monitor the seafood workers if they choose since the beginning of time. As
offered retraining to help them bay. We need to have the'county to enter into another field of for the Seafood Industry. I don't
support their families while we commission, in cooperation employment, think anyone will work harder
continue to lobby for the repeal with the seafood industry, take to protect it than I will.
of the net ban. Shrimpers, a more active role in negotiation
oystermen, and crabbers must of regulations affecting the bay.
be supported in their efforts to
survive the laws that are stran-
Sgling their livelihoods. We are a
Fa l small county-only by standing
Together can we ever hope to
overcome these forces. The Ma-
rine Fisheries Commission
hamust have members of the sea-
food,industry on its' board.

6. What ideas do you have to 6. We must reach the youngest 6. Since most juvenile crime 6. The children and teenagers 6. I have several ides, but ac- 6. I would work closely with our
reduce juvenile crime in citizens of Franklin County with stems directly or indirectly from in our community are our fu- tions speak louder than words. school system and sheriffs de-
Franklin County? Head Start and Library Read- drugs, we need to enhance the ture leaders. I will work with the apartment by adopting and con-
ing Programs, Healthcare, education of our kids about the sheriffs department to initiate tinuing programs, such as the
DARE, and any other available hazards of drug use through a program that will stop adults DARE Program, and by provid-
means. Our children must see programs like D.A.R.E. We also from selling drugs and alcohol ing funding for the Juvenile
hope, not despair. Love, not need to improve our recreation to our children. I will also try to Justice Program.
hate. Understanding and com- facilities and programs so our develop programs to keep kids
passion, not intolerance. We kids will have ways to occupy off the street at night.
have to show them a better way their spare time.
and they will follow.


7. What can be done to help
crack down on environ-
mental abuses (i.e. littering
and other illegal dumping)
in the county?





i ,


7. Impose and enforce stiffpun-
ishment for these offenses.
Mandatory garbage pick-up is
an option, but must be done in
a manner that offers citizens a
choice of collection companies.


7. We need to increase the num-
ber of days a year that we have
amnesty day at the landfill each
year and work more closely with
state agencies to apprehend vio-
lators of the litter laws.


7. Unless you catch some lit-
tering or illegally dumping,
there is not much you can do
but clean it up. If someone is
caught, there should be a stiff
penalty to pay.


7. W
ordir
each
they


e need to create and enforce
nances and set fines for
offense, but we all know
must be caught in the act.












Continued


7. Strict enforcement of our
county ordinances and under-
standing and working with
DEP.


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1. Only by careful management
and planning can development
continue at its present pace
without significant adverse im-
pact. With concentrated effort
and commitment between the
elected officials, community
leaders and the local citizens,
Franklin County can retain its
unique character, remain the
source of the sweetest oysters
that can be had, and still cau-
tiously accept limited develop-
ment.


1. I believe, that Franklin
County can be developed with-
out losing the area's historical
significance and rural charm by
stopping the amendments
made to our land-use maps and
standing behind our compre-
hensive plan. Any development
has an impact on the bay. How-
ever, residential development
has the least impact.'


Clarence Williams Lee McKnight
District 3 District 3


1. I believe that the historic sig-
nificance and rural charm will
remain in Apalachicola. How-
ever, most development will oc-
cur in St. George Island and
Eastpoint. I don't believe that it
will affect the bay. Close moni-
toring of any type of develop-
ment is needed to ensure that
the bay remains unaffected.


1. The only way we can accom-
modate further growth is to en-
sure that growth is properly
done and that those benefiting
from the growth pay the full
cost. I offer two examples:
Greenpoint, in addition to pre-
senting a threat to the Apala-
chicola Bay, DCA (the Depart-
ment of Community Affairs)
found that for every dollar of tax
revenue that the Greenpoint
project would generate, it would
gobble up five dollars in govern-
mental goods and services.


2. We should explore possibili- 2. For example, types of indus- 2. Any type of industry that is 2. I worked for an industry
ties such as hydroponics farm- try such as mobile home manu- not chemically'related would when I first retired from the
ing, mushroom farming, mobile facturing companies that are compliment the local economy. Navy that would be ideal for
home assembly plants, net centrally located would provide Perhaps, an assembly type in- Franklin County. The company
making & repairing, boat build- good jobs with excellent pay and dustry, manufacturing of parts built starlight night vision
ing & repair. Our tourism ap- good benefits. This type of in- for stereos, radios, clothing scopes for the military and built
peal should be centered around dustry would not pollute the manufacturing, ect. would com- and revamped Hawk Missile
native crafts and skills and low bay, but it would give working pliment the local economy. Training for the Army. The com-
impact ecotourism. Cottage in- class people in our county the pany was environmentally clean
dustry should be encouraged; opportunity they deserve, and paid well. Industries such
this type trade would comple- as these would be ideal for
ment the independent nature of Franklin County, but in order
the majority of our population. to get them we have to do more
to bring them here.

3. The Franklin County Public 3. County roads should be a 3. The three most important 3. The three most important
Library has become a most priority, because they are in budget items are law enforce- budget items include: 1. The
valuable community resource, desperate need of repair. The ment, hospital and medical re- sheriffs department: Currently
The moneys contributed from Franklin County Sheriffs De- lated facilities and transporta- there are areas of Franklin
the county budget have been apartment should get the fund- tion and roads. Law enforce- County where crime, particu-
well used. The County Exten- .ing it deserves to see that the ment is a must to continue in larly drugs, is a major concern.
sion Office has proven it's worth drug situation is adequately its' efforts against crime. Main- Nothing deters this type of ac-
to the.citizens in many ways dealt with. The Franklin County training health care is essential, tivity like frequent patrolling
over the last year. Apalachee School System is in need of ad- as well. And road conditions and even foot patrols. 2. Road
Center has met a growing need equate funding so that our chil- must be acceptable for trans- and Bridge: Many areas of Fran-
in the county. dren have the same opportuni- portation and travel purposes. klin County are in need of pav-
ties as those in other county ing and repair. The longer this
systems. .": is put off, the worse the prob-
S', .lem becomes. 3. Planning and
Zoning: Currently, Franklin
County is the target of too many
scum-bag, slap-dash develop-
ers. The only way to protect our
environment and way of life is
with our environmental staff to
evaluate the various projects
that will be coming down" the
pipe.
4. The local option sales tax 4. I have done little research 4. Yes, a gas tax would be use- 4. No. While Franklin County
doesn't appear to be a viable into the sales tax on gasoline. ful. With the number of tour- could use the revenue to pave
"option" any longer. Our roads However, I do not support the ists that frequently travel and repair roads, too many of
are in such a deplorable state gas tax as a county commis- through our area. This would our citizens are facing economic
of repair that, in many cases, sioner. I will work to find an- greatly support much of the hard times and even a moder-
they border on dangerous. Ef- other alternative to repair the needed road repairs. And the ate increase in gas prices would
fective emergency evacuation of county's roads. tax would not be limited to our be a hardship.
our residents and the growing citizens but to the tourists that
numbers of visitors to our area travel through the county.
must rise to a high priority. I
find it interesting that so many
citizens of the county recognize
and support the need for this
additional tax.

5. Publicity jointly sponsored by 5. The Franklin County seafood 5. To support the area fisher- 5. One thing that can be done
the seafood & fishing industries industry has been in need of di- men, the Corp. of Engineer is to hire a biologist as the
:and the county; classes that rect support from our commis- could dredge the two mile and oystermen have asked. The oys-
help them better understand sioners for several years. I feel Eastpoint channels. ter industry has been hard hit
and improve upon their aqua that the D.E.P.'s model on bay by frequent bay closures by the
farming and marketing skills; closures could be revised so DEP. The DEP methods are out
commitment by .local officials that the consumer is still pro- of date and are frequently in-
that all possible courses of ac-i tected. However, the commer- volved from the scientific point-
tion will be pursued to protect cial fishermen have no protec- of-view. In addition, the DEP
the waters from further damage tion from this model whatso- has been less than honest
and to implement programs ever. I feel that the county about its' workings.
thatwill improvemthe present should have its own testing and
condition of the watersnresearch program to protect the
commercial fishermen from
state government as well as
unjust commercial develop-
ment.


6. The community should 6. We need to reduce juvenile 6. To reduce juvenile crime in 6. The community itself
make an effort to support the 'crime in Franklin County by the county, we could have some must become involved with our
organizations that are presently supporting more police patrol. type of recreation available to youth and instill the proper val-
struggling with this issue. Pub- I also believe that the produc- them or an after-school pro- ues that will ensure law abid-
lic support of the Juvenile Jus- tion of more and better paying gram that would deter them ing and successful future citi-
tice Council and their many jobs for the general public from crime. Presently, most zens. Toward that end, govern-
partners would be significant. would help ease juvenile stress, teenagers do not want to share ment should meet with commu-
A mentoring program, school to because our children may then activities with preschoolers. nity leaders to keep itself in-
work program, and community have the same opportunities as formed of the needs of its' com-
sponsored activities are desper- other children, munity and the progress made,
ately needed. Recognizing the or lost, in regard to juvenile
achievements of our young crime.
people and providing a forum
for them to address their con-
cerns has been effective in other
communities.


7. People who are struggling to
provide basic necessities food,
clothing & shelter may feel that
discretionary income is better
spent on medical and educa-
tional need than paying for
trash service. If the county fur-
nished public dumpsters, the
amount of illegal dumping
would decrease. A public aware-
ness program and information
about the possibility of adverse
effects to the bay would reduce
the problem.


7. I believe that the largest
problem with littering and ille-
gal dumping in Franklin County
are that the rates at the county
dump sites are excessively too
high for the service that is pro-
vided.


7. The "Keep Franklin County
Beautiful" organization is doing
a very good job of addressing
this area. However, I feel that
more active support is needed
from the community. Imposing
fines for littering and illegal
dumping of waste could be one
way to eliminate this problem.


7. One thing is to hire a county
biologist for the Office of Plan-
ning and Zoning to keep the
county commission apprised of
environmental problems. An-
other thing that can be done is
sort of an extension of amnesty
days at the county landfill, only
, a bounty would be offered to
church and community groups,
particularly those working with
youths, for collecting things like
box springs, mattresses, old
furniture and appliances. Also,
the county could arrange for the
free pick up of this kind of trash
every six months.


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1. How would you assess the 1. Formal public school educa- 1. According to the Department 1. Improvements are needed. It 1. I'm proud of our schools and 1. I think the elementary
state of formal education tior in or school district is com- of Education statistics, Frank- is important to go beyond the of the commitment of those who schools of Franklin County are
in Franklin County? parable to other counties. I base lin County schools have not yet minimum requirements for a work in them and them. Many doing a good job preparing our
this on the percentage of our reached the level that I hope we formal education. We fall se- of our outstanding citizens are elementary students for high
students who successfully com- can achieve in the future. I feel verely short in the area of voca- products of Franklin County school. There is some room for
plete colleges and vocational that, with continued effort by tional education. We must offer schools. However, our schools improvements., Our problem
schools. the School Board, the teachers, our students the preparation must always continue to im- starts in high schools in grades
students and parents, these they need for joining the work prove and to pursue excellence. seven through twelve.
statistics will improve, force or continue their formal
education in college or techni-
cal schools.

2. What measures can be 2. Student performance on 2. Teachers must demand more 2. Low grade point averages and 2. Assisting students to seek 2. I believe that teachers need
taken to improve grade various tests has improved in and students must be made to low test scores reflect inad- academic and career goals will to be more knowledgeable of the
point averages and S.A.T. Franklin County. Test scores accept the challenge to raise equate learning. These prob- help them to perform better in S.A.T. test and better prepare
(Scholastic Aptitude Test) can be improved by instilling these averages. SAT's could be lems will improve when the school and to achieve higher themselves by going to work-
scores of students in Fran- self-confidence in our students, improved by implementing ex- learning environment permits grade point averages. By em- shops. I believe that, if our stu-
klin County? In addition, Prep Courses, com- aggerated study sessions 30 teachers to teach instead of phasizing their personal expec- dents' S.A.T. scores increase,
puter software programs, the days before testing. solving disciplinary problems. stations alongwith setting higher then their G.P.A. scores will also
use of specific materials, class- Resource officers in the schools academic standards, the stu- increase because success gen-
room assessment techniques could do much to give teachers dents will be better prepared. rates success.
and the scheduling of students more time to teach and stu- Special targeted instructional
in courses according to career dents more skills in dealing with programs are available to pre-
goals will ensure success. conflict resolution. pare students for the SAT.

3. What measures can be 3. Parents involvement is an es- 3. It is very simple. Let the par- 3. I believe that student involve- 3. I believe that we already have 3. The measures that can be
taken to encourage paren- sential component in the edu- ents know that we truly want ment yields parent participa- many parents who are very in- taken to encourage parental
tal participation in school national process. Our schools and need their participation tion. If every PTO or SAC meet- terested in the schools. In- participation in school related
related activities (i.e. need open door policies which and opinions and that we will ing included students (in spell- creased advertising about activities are more encourage-
school improvement com- encourage parents to become a act on their advice. ing bees, recitations, skits, ect.), school-related meetings and meht and better communica-
mittees, parent-teacher or- part of the events and everyday parents of those students would increased communication by tion among parents, school
organizations and school happenings at school. I will sup- attend, develop an interest in teachers to parents about spe- board members, principals and
board meetings)? port the Goal 8 standard in edu- the school and start a wave of cific student problems and teachers.
national reform and the imple- pro-active partnership with the achievements should bring
mentation of a Parent Involve- schools. positive results.
ment Plan at each school.

4. What measures can be 4. Strong leadership and par- 4. Our first responsibility is as 4. Parents should be notified of 4. Firm, fair, and consistent dis- 4. When a teacher writes a re-
taken to control disciplin- ent participation and coopera- parents to begin to discipline all disciplinary problems and ciplinary actions, combined ferral slip, it should be given im-
ary problems in the area tion will lead to good discipline, our children at home. We must the resulting actions. When a with programs designed to build mediate attention by the prin-
schools? also allow the administrators, student's discipline problem self-esteem and healthy pride in cipal, regardless how small the
with our knowledge, to discipline cannot be corrected, the stu- the school, should control dis- infraction. The principal then
in the schools. Recurring disci- dent should be placed in an al- ciplinary problems. Good com- should give the appropriate
line problems must be dealt ternative educational setting munication between the school. punishment. We should tighten
with individually and brougQ~it where he or she may learn with- and the parents is essential. up on our smaller problems to
to a workable conclusion, out interfering with the learn- prevent larger disciplinary
ing of other students. Resource problems in the future.
officers would also help.

5. Do you support the imple- 5. Instruction, including mate- 5. My first thought.is that this 5. No. Human sexuality educa- 5. Any such educational pro- 5. No, I do not support sex edu-
mentation of sex education rial presented, on any sensitive is a subject that should be dealt tion should be learned from gram should be carefully coor- cation. I do support HIV, AIDS
courses within the area issue, requires the approval of with at home. However, we all parents in the home. Training dinated between teachers and and Sexually Transmitted Dis-
schools? Explain. the school board and parent know that this is not always should be offered to parents to parents and should be directed ease awareness.
input. Students must be made done; thus, the school should help them in teaching their chil- to appropriate age groups.
aware of diseases. Provisions for be an alternative source for this dren about sex. Parents and
instruction on such issues are information, schools must join together to
outlined in Florida Statutes. teach our children about HIV/
AIDS prevention.

6. Do you feel that the area 6. Franklin County voters, by 6. First of all, we must consider 6. Board-appointed and self-ap- 6. We need to continue efforts 6. I believe this issue should be
high schools should be con- referendum, need to make the what is the best for our children pointed committees have re- to improve our current school put on a referendum for the
solidated? Explain. first choice concerning consoli- to insure the highest quality turned conflicting findings on system. When funds are avail- people of Franklin County to de-
dation. education for them. If consoli- consolidation. I believe that the able without major increases in cide upon. I do not believe that
dation proves to be the best matter should be placed on a taxes and the opportunity to five school board members and
answer, then let the voters de- ballot for a vote. I will support build a centrally located con- a Superintendent should make
cide. what the majority of the voters solidated school, I would sup- a decision on this issue with-
in District 5 desire. port it, with the support of the out the consent of the
voters, public.

7. Are the area schools doing 7. Yes. We have a large percent- 7. There is always room for im- 7. No. I feel that guidance ser- 7. Our schools are currently do- 7 N I t
enough to encourage age of our students attending provement to help our children vices and career counseling ing a good job with many stu- 7 I d not believe that there
graduating seniors to seek post-secondary institutions, continue their education and have been severely limited at dents who are interested in con- is enough communication
post high school train- Our district continues to make training. Perhaps, we should both high schools. Skilled per- tinuing their education after among the guidance counselor,
ing? Explain, improvements in this area. Ca- start at lower grade levels to sonnel in this area should yield high school. As our schools con- parents and students. I believe
reer planning, Career Day, stu- communicate the resources improvements. High school and tinue to develop career plans that, when a student reaches
dent visitations to colleges, uni- available to our students. post-secondary training must and to raise the educational the ninth grade, the guidance
versities, vocational training be provided in Franklin County standards, the number of stu- counselor, the student and their
schools and vocational assess- in a Comprehensive Vocational dents successfully seeking post parents should meet a week
ments are ongoing. We need to Center. high school education should before the students'ninthrade
continue to make students and increase. Career Fairs and "Col- school year begins in orer to
parents aware of financial re- lege Day" visitations are valu- explain the credit system and
sources, able additions to this effort. the two types of diplomas.

8. What can be done to attract 8. Quality teachers are em- 8. I would like to do an in depth 8. We must maintain an effec- 8. Promoting the appealing and 8. I believe that we can attract
quality teachers into the played in Franklin County. study with some of the area tive evaluation procedure for all positive aspects of our commu- quality teachers into the area
area schools and keep Many of our graduates have teachers before making a state- employees. We must support nities and our schools should schools and keep them in the
them in the community? completed post-secondary ment. our good teachers, pay fair help attract a larger pool of community if we do the follow-
training requirements and re- wages and give teachers the teacher applicants, thereby in- ing: improve facilities, imple-
turned to the district to teach. professional respect that they creasing the possibilities of se- ment policies (better discipline),
Early advertising at college deserve, curing top-quality teachers. receive support from the com-
placement offices and the Good pay and benefits, along munity and offer competitive
district's participation in re- with school board, administra- salaries.
cruitment fairs will increase the tive, parent and community
employment of persons in criti- support, will keep them here.
cal shortage areas.

9. What are the three most 9. Maintaining discipline, stu- 9. 1. Improve Grade Point Av- 9. The three most important is- 9. 1. Motivating students to 9. The three most important is-
important issues or prob- dent performance and main- erages. 2. Discipline. 3. Ad- sues include 1. Disciplinary achieve their maximum poten- sues or problems confronting
lems confronting the area training an open line of commu- vanced education and training. problems- I would support tial. 2. Providing a good qual- the area schools are discipline,
schools? What would you nication with parents are key I feel these have all been ad- principals an teachers in their ity, safe learning environment, lack of communication among
do to address these issues? issues in education. I have sup- dressed in the previous an- efforts to marina good disci- 3. Providing schools and teach- the superintendent, principals
As incumbent, what have ported and approved strict dis- swers. line. 2. Alternative education- ers with the resources needed and teachers
you done to address these culinary measures in the Code I would seek to offer programs to accomplish items one and and the lack of leadership in
you done to address these ciplinary measures in the Code that meet the educational needs two above, maintenance.
issues? of Conduct, behavior interven- of all students in a safe learn-
tions to help students, partici- ing environment. 3. Vocational I will work on better communi-
pated in disciplinary hearings, training opportunities- I would cation among the superinten-
supported alternative education work to provide a vocational dent, principals and teachers. I
programs, and encouraged par- training center in Franklin believe that, if we meet with the
Sent involvement in all school County for high school and maintenance personnel and
maters. I have approved tech- post-secondaryjob preparation. discuss the problems inside of
nology in the classrooms, the maintenance department,
proper textbooks, qualified per- that we can come to a solution.
sonnel, curriculum computer a Discipline is the most important
programs, parent involvement, issue confronting the area
and dual enrollment to increase schools. As a school board
student performance. As a school board
student performance. member, I will support teach-
i ers, principals and the super-
intendent in implementing dis-
cipline in our schools.


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Superintendent Candidates
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Sunshine Standards. Each stu-
dent and teacher should be
aware of what the teacher
should be teaching and what
goals they should achieve each
year.


Clifford Williams
District 3

1. I assess the state of formal
education in Franklin County
as being good; however, it could
be better.


2. Grade Point Averages could
be improved by the students
being more moderated. They
could be improved by teachers
who are dedicated in helping
students that want to be
helped. Grade point averages
could also be improved by the
employment of teachers' aides
who are qualified to work with
students with learning disabili-
ties.

3. To improve parental partici-
pation, committees can be
formed to voice the needs of
their students at Parent-
Teacher Association meetings
and school board meetings.


4. Disciplinary problems can be
controlled with teachers taking
full control of the classrooms.
Fair disciplinary action for all
students, special attention and
love giving to students with
mental behavior problems is
important.



5. In my opinion, I feel that sex
education should be an elected
course with the approval of the
parent. I do support sex educa-
tion for those parents who want
it for their children.


6. I feel that the high schools
should be consolidated for 10th
through 12th grade students
and that seventh through ninth
grades should be a middle
school.


Qualified teachers can be at-
tracted to Franklin County with
a competitive salary of the sur-
rounding counties; they can
also be attracted to the county
with better housing, and better
social and recreational pro-
grams in the community.



The three most important is-
sues are fair judgment and fair
disciplinary action for all. Stu-
dent smoking and drug use are
also a big problem. Our schools,
teachers and parents must
work in harmony to regain re-
spect from our students in the
classroom and community.


Funding is another important
issue. The current Florida Fi-
nancial Program needs to be re-
evaluated. Funding is not ad-
equate. I will seek additional
State and Federal funding
sources such as competitive
grants to provide the resources
our students and teachers need
in Franklin County classrooms.
I will encourage all faculty and
staff to be proactive in seeking
supplemental funding. I will
encourage local agencies (i.e.,
Juvenile Justice, WINGS) to
collaborate with the School
Board to provide additional fis-
cal resources for needed pro-
grams.
Community Involvement in our
schools is very important. Each
one of us has a precious invest-
ment-our children. They are
our future. We need to support
our schools and offer assis-
tance. This volunteer assistance
could simply be reading to a
child, listening, cutting out
duty, writing letters, helping to
produce a play, coaching, riding
a bus, helping to sponsor a
class, or being a PTO booster-
just to name a. few. If I am
elected Superintendent, I will
actively pursue a Volunteer Pro-
gram. This program will be one
of quality, one that will promote
the county citizens to become
partners in developing success
and self-esteem. It does take an
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Second Circuit Felony

Court

The Honorable Judge William Gary
Assistant State Attorney Frank Williams
Public Defender Nancy Daniels
August 12, 1996

ARRAIGNMENTS
Jesse L. Brown: Charged with one count of Aggravated Assault with
a Deadly Weapon, the defendant was not present for his court ap-
pointment. Judge Gary issued a capias for the arrest of the defendant
for failure to appear at his court date.
The defendant has been accused of putting a .380 caliber automatic
pistol to the head of Mr. Woullard, a correction officer at Gulf Correc-
tion Institution, on July 14. The defendant was apprehended at Red's
BP Station approximately one hour after he allegedly threatened
Woullard with the noted weapon.
Patrick Bryant: Charged with one count of Aggravated Battery with
a Deadly Weapon, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the charge.
Judge Gary continued the case for case management on September
9. The defendant was represented by Public Defender Nancy Daniels.
The defendant has been accused of entering the car of Ms. Byrd on
July 27 and threatening her with a gun. According to the probable
cause report, Ms. Byrd left her vehicle "in great fear of her life" and
contacted a law enforcement officer. The defendant was later identi-
fled and apprehended at Emerald Coast Hospital on the same evening
as the alleged assault incident. The defendant had allegedly engaged
in a fight at the Starfire Lounge shortly after he allegedly confronted
Ms. Byrd.
Howard Lee Enfinger: Charged with one count of Burglary of a Dwell-
ing and Burglary of an Unoccupied Dwelling, the defendant pleaded
Not Guilty to the charge. Judge Gary continued the case or case
management on September 9. The defendant was represented by
Public Defender Nancy Daniels.
The defendant has been accused of illegally entering a houseboat
occupied by Charlie Lichardello on June 28. According to the prob-
able cause report, Richard Duncan, Lee Fichera and the defendant
were observed by the complainant leaving the boathouse located at
Chipley Creek. Lichardello reported that the three noted individuals
admitted to him that they had crawled through a window in the house-
boat and eaten some of his food. Lichardello further reported that
approximately $10 worth of food was eaten, a sink full of dishes were
left and a lock from a wooden box had been damaged.
Lee Fichera: Charged with one count of Burglary of a Dwelling: the
defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the charge. Judge Gary continued
the case for case management on September 9. The defendant was
represented by Public Defender Nancy Daniels.
Virginia F. Fordham: Charged with one count of Third Degree Grand
Theft and Burglary of a Dwelling, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to
the charge. Judge Gary continued the case for.case management on
September 9. The defendant was represented by Public Defender Nancy
Daniels.
Rodney Houston: Charged with one count of Aggravated Battery,
the defendant pleaded No Contest to the lesser charge of Aggravated
Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Judge Gary adjudicated the defen-
dant Guilty and sentenced him to 18 months of probation. As condi-
tion of probation, the defendant will be required to complete the
SP.A.V.E. (Providing Alternatives to Violence through Education) Pro-
gram. Judge Gary also ordered the defendant to pay $225 for court
costs. The defendant was represented by Public Defender Nancy
Daniels.
The defendant has been accused of hitting Apalachicola resident
Connie Richards in the head with an ashtray on July 4. According to
the probable cause report, Ms. Richards noted that the defendant
refused to allow her to go to the hospital as a result of the alleged
assault. The defendant admitted to officers that he had hit the com-
plainant; however, he asserted that he hit Ms. Richards in self-de-
ense. The defendant claimed that the complainant had attempted to
shoot and then cut him.
Crystal Keith: Charged with one count of Grand Theft of a Motor
Vehicle, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the charge. Judge Gary
continued the case for case management on September 9. The defen-
dant was represented by Attorney Douglas W. Gaidry.,
The defendant has been accused of taking a vehicle from Mr. Gary
Math on July 23. According to the probable cause report, the defen-
dant drove an RV camper to a lake located off of Highway 67. Accord-
ing to the report, the defendant's vehicle later became stuck in the
mud. She then allegedly gained access: to Mr. Math's truck and at-
tempted to pull her camper from the mud. However, Math's vehicle
also became trapped in the mud. Mr. Math reported that he was able
to follow the tire tracks from his vehicle to the location by the lake
and observed both his vehicle and the RV camper stuck in the mud.
Robert Charles Lattrimore: Charged with one count of Resisting
Arrest with Violence, Resisting or Obstructing Without Violence and
Principle First Degree to Sale of a Controlled Substance, the defen-
dant was ordered by Judge Gary to return to the Franklin County
Jail for disrupting the court proceedings. Judge Gary continued the
case for case management on September 9. The defendant was repre-
sented by Public Defender Nancy Daniels.
According to the probable cause report, the defendant and Kenneth
Sharp refused to be.transported to a correctional facility in Bay County
due to an overcrowding problem at the Franklin County Jail. Accord-
ing to the report, "the inmates were trying to cause problems and
were getting the general population stirred up." Deputies Robert Shiver
and Chester Creamer and Correctional Officers David Duncan, Jerry
Lolley and Tim Davis attempted to restrain the two inmates. The in-
mates, however, allegedly resisted arrest, cursed, and attempted to
fight with the noted officers. The defendant also allegedly threatened
to beat up Deputy Creamer if he saw him out of uniform in Tallahas-
see.
Veronice Livingston: Charged with one count of Aggravated Battery
with a Deadly Weapon, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the charge.
Judge Gary continued the.case for case management on September
9. The defendant was represented by Public Defender Nancy Daniels.
The defendant has been accused of shooting Henry Rochelle in the
foot on July 13 in front of the Apalachicola State Bank. According to
the probable cause report, the assault was attributed to a family dis-
pute. The defendant allegedly threw the weapon at her daughter fol-
lowing the alleged assault. According to the report, the defendant
voluntarily confessed to the shooting incident and allegedly admit-
ted, "I'm the one you are looking for. I'm the one who shot him in the
foot."
Otis Lamar Lockhart: Charged with one count of Aggravated Battery
with a Deadly Weapon, the defendant pleaded No Contest to the lesser
charge of Battery. Judge Gary adjudicated the defendant Guilty and
sentenced him to six months of probation. As condition of probation,
the defendant will be required to complete the P.A.V.E. (Providing
: Alternatives to Violence Through Education) Program and refrain from
any contact with Ben Ternell. Judge Gary also ordered the defendant
to pay $155 for court costs. The defendant was represented by Public
Defender Nancy Daniels.
The defendant has been accused to assaulting Ben Farrell on July 22
with brass knuckles. According to the probable cause report, the de-
fendant allegedly confronted Farrell on Eighth Street in Apalachicola.
He then allegedly hit Farrell in the face with the brass knuckles. Mr.
Farrell, who was riding on his bicycle, allegedly fell from his bicycle.
According to the report, the defendant continued to beat Farrell after
he fell from his bicycle. Mr. Farrell was later treated at Emerald Coast
Hospital for lacerations to his upper and lower eye, fingers, right hand
and his lips.


Ted G. Mahorner: Charged with one count of Carrying a Concealed
Firearm and Driving on the County Beach, the defendant pleaded
Not Guilty to the charges. Judge Gary continued the case for case
management on September 9. The defendant was represented by At-
torney Douglas Gaidry.
According to the probable cause report, the defendant's vehicle be-
came stuck in the sand and was later located approximately 30 feet
from the road near the entrance of the St. George Island State Park.
The vehicle allegedly traveled over several sand dunes as well as veg-
etation. When questioned by Officer Randolph Henderson, The de-
fendant allegedly noted that he had a firearm in his glove compart-
ment. Officer Henderson also reported that a weapon was located on
the floor of the defendant's vehicle. Officer Henderson recovered a
loaded 22 caliber semi-automatic pistol and a 9 millimeter pistol.
Bobby Clay Martin: Charged with one count of Sale of a Controlled
Substance, the defendant was ordered by Judge Gary to return to the
Franklin County Jail for disrupting the court's proceedings. Judge
. Gary continued the case for case management on Seotember 9. The


defendant was represented by Public Defender Nancy Daniels.
The defendant has been accused of selling $40 worth of crack co-
caine to an under cover officer on June 26. According to the probable
cause report, the under cover officer met with the defender on the
corner of Ninth Street and Avenue L. The alleged transaction was
recorded on video and audio tapes by the Narcotics Enforcement Team.
Willie L. "Speedy" Melton: Charged with two counts of Principle
First Degree Sale of a Controlled Substance, the defendant pleaded
No Contest to the lesser charge of Sale of Cocaine. Judge Gary adju-
dicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced him to six months in the
Franklin County Jail with credit for 30 days for time served. Judge
Gary also sentenced the defendant to 18 months of probation and
ordered him to pay $255 for court costs and $361 for restitution to
the Franklin & Liberty County Task Force. The defendant was repre-
sented by Public Defender Nancy Daniels.
The defendant has been accused of setting up a crack cocaine trans-
action on June 25 to an undercover officer. The undercover officer
allegedly purchased $40 worth of crack cocaine from Kenneth Sharp
on Avenue C in Carrabelle. According to the probable cause report,
the alleged transaction was recorded by the Narcotic Enforcement
Team on audio and video tapes. On June 29, the defendant allegedly
stole a bicycle from James P. Brown. Also on June 29, 17 year old
David Hartman identified the defendant in a photo lineup for supply-
ing him with beer. Officer Joseph Hamm reported that he noticed the
scent of alcohol on Hartman. Officer Hamm further reported that he
was eventually able to obtain information from Hartman concerning
that person who had supplied him with alcohol. Hartman allegedly
told Officer Hamm that, in exchange for one beer, the defendant would
purchase a six pack for the minor.
Andre Rosier: Charged with one count of Trafficking in Cocaine and
Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell, the defendant pleaded No
Contest the lesser charge of Possession of Cocaine. Judge Gary with-
held adjudication and sentenced the defendant to one year of proba-
tion. Judge Gary also ordered the defendant to pay $250 for court
costs and encouraged him to continue his education. The defendant
was represented by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler.
According to the probable cause report, the Liberty/Franklin County
Narcotics Task Force conducted a search of the defendant's residence
at the Cove Apartments in Carrabelle on July 12 and recovered 45
grams of crack cocaine and two firearms, a .32 and .38 caliber pistol.
The defendant was not present at the apartment during the search
but his roommate, Toni Salter, was present and subsequently ar-
rested after the search.
Kenneth Sharp: Charged with one count of Resisting Arrest with
Violence and three counts of Sale of a Controlled Substance, the de-
fendant was ordered by Judge Gary to return to the Franklin County
Jail for disrupting the court's proceedings. Judge Gary continued the
case for case management on September 9. The defendant was repre-
sented by Public Defender Nancy Daniels.
Robert Joe Smith: Charged with one count of Battery of Law En-
forcement Officer and Criminal Mischief, the defendant pleaded No
Contest to the lesser charges of Resisting Arrest Without Violence
and Criminal Mischief. Judge Gary adjudicated the defendant Guilty
and sentenced him to six months of state probation. Judge Gary also
ordered the defendant to pay $155 in court costs and $250 in restitu-
tion to the Franklin County Sheriffs Office. The defendant was repre-
sented by Public Defender Nancy Daniels.
The defendant has been accused of assaulting Deputy Timothy Reg-
ister on July 11 while he was being arrested. According to the prob-
able cause report, Deputy Register reported that the defendant kicked
him in the chin as he attempted to restrain and arrest the defendant.
Steve Antonio Taylor: Charged with one count of Aggravated As-
sault with a Firearm, Criminal Mischief and Trespassing on Posted
Property, the defendant was ordered by Judge Gary to return to the
Franklin County Jail for disrupting the court's proceedings. Judge
Gary continued the case for case management on September 9. The
defendant was represented by Public Defender Nancy Daniels.
According to the probable cause report, Deputy Michael Moore and
Carrabelle Police Officer Fred Jetton were dispatched to a distur-
bance at the old Buckeye Plant located on River Road in Carrabelle
on June 9. The defendant allegedly used bolt cutters to enter the
Buckeye Plant with Robert Charles, Steven Taylor and Antoine F.
Benjamin. At the urging of Mr. Charles, the defendant allegedly at-
tempted to run over Leslie Ernest Lynch with a Ford Futura. Accord-
ing to the report, Lynch stood in front of the Buckeye Plant's gate to
prevent the defendant from stealing a car from the lot. The defendant
allegedly drove into the gate and knocked Lynch to the ground. Ac-
cording to the report, the defendant continued to move the vehicle
forward "causing the victim to fear that he was going to be ran over."
Deputy Moore reported that suspects Taylor and Benjamin admitted
to entering the Buckeye Plants. The suspects allegedly told Moore
that they had the right to take the vehicle from the facility, even if
they had to do so by force.
Michael Whitaker: Charged with one count of Burglary of a Struc-
ture and Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, the defendant pleaded Not
Guilty to the charge. Judge Gary continued the case for case man-
agement on September 9. The defendant was represented by Public
Defender Nancy Daniels.
Maurice Williams: Charged with one count of Possession of Cocaine,
the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the charge. Judge Gary contin-
ued the case for case management on September 9. The defendant
was represented by Public Defender Nancy Daniels.
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doors of his car with the keys still in the vehicle. Mr. Evans then
allegedly contacted law enforcement officers to unlock his car door.
Apalachicola Police Officers Leonard Martin and Jack Osburn dis-
covered crack cocaine rocks in the black container. Mr. Williams, who
was still on the scene, was arrested. According to the report, Lt. Archie
Holton allegedly asked the defendant why he would sell drugs when
he had a promising basketball career. The defendant allegedly re-
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Charles Alexander: Charged with one count of.Dealing in Stolen Prop-
erty, the defendant pleaded No Contest to the lesser charge of Petit
Theft. Judge Gary adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced
him to one year of probation. Judge Gary also ordered the defendant
to pay $150 for court costs and $100 for restitution to Bill King. The
defendant was represented by Public Defender Nancy Daniels.
David Hunter Banks: Charged with one count of Grand Theft of a
Motor Vehicle, the defendant pleaded No Contest to the lesser charge
of Petit Theft. Judge Gary adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sen-
tenced him to six months of probation. Judge Gary also ordered the
defendant to pay $155 for court costs and $250 for restitution to
April McCranie. The defendant was represented by Public Defender
Nancy Daniels.
Dann Brown: Charged with one count of Escape, the defendant
pleaded Not Guilty to the charge. Judge Gary continued the case for
trial on September 12. The defendant's attorney, Clyde M. Taylor,
was not present for the defendant's court appointment.
Dennis Burke: Charged with one count of Third Degree Grand Theft,
the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the charge. Judge Gary contin-
ued the case for trial on August 19. The defendant was represented
by Public Defender Nancy Daniels.
Adolph Buzier, Jr.: Charged with one count of Lewd and Lascivious
Assault, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the charge. Judge Gary
continued the case for trial on September 12. The defendant was
represented by Public Defender Nancy Daniels.
Twoyne Croom: Charged with one count of Sale of a Controlled Sub-
stance, the defendant pleaded No Contest as charged. Judge Gary
withheld adjudication and sentenced the defendant to 18 months of
probation. Judge Gary also ordered the defendant to pay $255 for
court costs and $327 for restitution to the Franklin & Liberty County
Task Force. The defendant was represented by Public Defender Nancy
Daniels.
Brenton L. Freeman: Charged with one count of Worthless Check
Over $149 and Forgery, the defender pleaded No Contest as charged.
Judge Gary adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced him to
six months in the Franklin County Jail with credit granted for 113
days of time served. Judge Gary also sentenced the defendant to 18
months of probation and ordered him to pay $594 for restitution to
the Gulfside IGA and $479 for restitution to the Red Rabbit. As a
condition of probation, the defendant will be required to receive inpa-
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by Attorney Barbara Sanders.
Etta Griggs: Charged with one count of Burglary of a Dwelling and
Perjury and two counts of Petit Theft, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty
to the charges. Judge Gary continued the case for trial on September
9. The defendant was represented by Public Defender Nancy Daniels.
Thomas Michael Hart: Charged with three counts of Petit Theft, Pos-
session of Burglary Tools and Molestation of a Vending Machine, the
defendant failed to appear for his court appointment. Judge Gary
issued a capias for the arrest of the defendant for failing to appear at
his court appointment.
Gregory Allen James: Charged with one count of Aggravated As-
sault with a Motor Vehicle, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the
charge. Judge Gary continued the case for case management on Sep-
tember 9. The defendant was represented by Attorney Douglas Gaidry.
Troy Kelly: Charged with one count of Aggravated Assault with a
Firearm, Improper Exhibition of a Dangerous Weapon, Aggravated
Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Criminal Mischief and Public Affray,
the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the charges. Judge Gary contin-
ued the case for trial on October 10: The defendant was represented
by Attorney Donald' S. Modesitt.
Carla Page: Charged with one count of Shooting Into a Building or
Dwelling, the defendant pleaded No Contest to the lesser charge of
Assault. Judge Gary withheld adjudication and sentenced the defen-
dant to six months of probation. Judge Gary also ordered the defen-
dant to pay $150 for court costs and directed him to refrain from
making any contact with Daniel Page. The restitution amount in this
case will be determined at a later date. The defendant was repre-
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Lisa Johnson Page: Charged with one count of Public Assistance
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withheld adjudication and sentenced him to 18 months of probation.
Judge Gary also ordered the defendant to pay $255 for court costs
and $723 for restitution to the Office of the Auditor, General. The
defendant was represented by Public Defender Nancy Daniels.
Alan B. Ray: Charged with three counts of Uttering a Forged Check
and Violation of Probation, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the
charges. Judge Gary continued the case for case management on
September 9. The defendant was represented by J. Gordon Shuler.
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Crum Continued
From Page 4

6. Animal control is one of the
fastest growing areas of service
to the county. Those involved
have given a superhuman effort
to try and keep up with the de-
mand for those services being
asked for. Yes, the Animal Con-
trol Authority needs increased
funding to meet the increased
demands for their services.


7. Illegal littering and dumping
is a problem that will take a co-
ordinated effort of all state and
local law enforcement agencies
in this county. We need to edu-
cate people on how important
it is to protect our natural re-
sources. As sheriff, my deputies
will be instructed to enforce the
littering laws of our state and
county.


8. Probably the three greatest
problems encountered by law
enforcement officers in this
county are illegal drugs, prop-
erty crimes and juvenile crime.
Each of these can be drastically
reduced by improved officer
training in what to look for and
how to react. Proper patrol su-
pervision and scheduling, in-
creased patrol in problem areas
and thorough investigations are
all crucial and will help to lead
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From Page 4

6. The Franklin County Animal
Control Authority needs more
money. The program is run
through the sheriffs depart-
ment now. This agency should
have a budget for itself which
is funded by Franklin County
with the sheriffs department
dispatching the calls. Also, we
need a relief worker to fill in
when someone is on vacation.


7. Illegal dumping and littering
is a problem. We need more free
days per year at the county
landfill. We need to raise the fine
for littering and make it more
of an incentive to dump at the
landfill. The Florida Freshwater
Game and Fish Commission
has investigators trained to help
in these areas.


8. The three greatest problems
include: 1. Drugs: A total com-
mitment from the sheriffs de-
partment is needed to enforce
the drug laws. Also, we need
foot patrols with a canine unit
walking the alleys and streets
of the drug areas. 2. Juvenile
Crime: We should treat these as
a crime and document each one
of these offenses so that, when,
the individuals goes to court,
they will have a criminal his-
tory. 3. The budget: My taxes
are too high and the rest of
Franklin County feels the some
way about their taxes. I believe
that we need to look at the bud-
get and cut where we can. We
need to utilize all of our re-
sources and make sure they're
used wisely.


SContinued
"From Page 4

' 6. Should more funding be al-
g located to the Animal Con-
trol Authority to ensure
more effective service to
residents throughout the
county?


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7. I love the natural beauty of
Franklin County and I am ap-
palled that humans can destroy
something so beautiful.
Throughout my years here in
Franklin County, I have seen
areas, natural woods, where
people have thrown freezers, re-
rigerators, couches, washing
machines, stoves, etc. away.
This must be stopped! I realize
the enforcement of littering and
dumping in the woods falls on
each and every one of us as re-
sponsible citizens and law en-
forcement. We must report to
law enforcement when we see
someone dumping these items
in the woods. Franklin County
does have many amnesty days
at the Landfill throughout the
year. Also, freon from these old
freezers, refrigerators, air-con-
ditioners, etc. pollutes the land
and, sooner or later, ends up in
the aquifer. This county and it's
beauty belongs to us, our chil-
dren, our grand-children and
right on down; so we must pre-
serve its' beauty.


8. Disrespect, Apathy, and Mis-
understanding. There are many
crimes such as drugs, burglar-
ies, robberies, etc. which these
officers face on a day-to-day
basis. These officers have to
deal with the disrespect of
criminals. Many face depres-
sion due to having to face these
things day after day. Some even
have hardships at home but
many people never think about
this. Law enforcement officers
are people and should be
treated as fellow human beings.
We as a county must do what-
ever is necessary to encourage
and help them anyway we as
citizens can.


Talylor Continued
To Pg. 12

6. Please let me state that Of-
ficer Earl Whitfield does a good
job as our Animal Control Of-
ficer. Whatever funding that is
necessary to help continue the
program will receive my imme-
diate attention after I take of-
fice.


7. My deputies will be in-
structed to vigorously enforce
laws of littering and or dump-
ing that our county has on the
books. Our roads, shorelines
and wooded areas are some of
the most beautiful in the coun-
try. I, also, know that helping
to keep it beautiful can only
enhance the overall economy of
our area.


8. The three greatest problems
include:
1. Our youth's involvement with
drugs.
2. The juvenile court system.
3. The need for a county wide
communications system.
I will address the first and third
problem with a hands on deter-
mined approach to getting the
problem solved. The second
problem will have to be lobbied
and approached by all of we vot-
ers to change the laws as we
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Hammock Continued
To Pg. 12

6. I believe that a portion of the
sheriffs budget should be allo-
cated for animal control so they
can be effective in assisting resi-
dents. Although the local hu-
mane society and their volun-
teers do an excellent job, they
need the help and support of
the sheriffs department.


7. Assistance from the sheriffs
office and increased coopera-
tion with the Game and Fresh-
water Fish Commission and the
Florida Marine Patrol would
help to stop littering and illegal
dumping through strict enforce-
ment of the laws already on the
books. This would be a step in
correcting these problems.


8. Personal officer safety is the
major problem faced by all law
enforcement. Increased avail-
ability of officers to assist other
officers in time of need would
be a priority.
Drugs in our schools and resi-
dential areas is a problem. Edu-
cational programs to help warn
the parents and teachers of
what to watch for and how to
deal with these problems would
be helpful. The use of under-
cover officers in areas where
drug problems occur and the
use of trained canines to assist
officers in locating contraband
drugs would also be helpful.
Strict drug violations enforce-
ment is needed.
DUI and traffic violations are
problems. The increased use of
radar for traffic would be help-
ful. Additional patrols including
the possible addition of a mo-
torcycle division for traffic
would also be helpful. It is im-
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the scene of a problem. It is
important to have a STEP (Se-
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Varnes Continued
To Pg. 12

6. Yes! We need to allow our Ani-
mal Control Officer to do his job
more efficiently. At the present
time, there are volunteers to as-
sist the officer but the county
is growing and I feel the animal
control problem is growing
faster than imaginable. As
Sheriff, I am going to address
this problem to the best of my
ability with my officer, the Hu-
mane Society and citizens to
streamline and make this a
more efficient process.


7 What can be done to con-
trol illegal littering and
dumping throughout the
county?


What are the three great-
est problems that law en-
forcement -officers con-
front throughout the
county? How would you
address these problems?


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Publ she ev ry the Fr dayA L C A LL O W E D E W S A PE Th Fr nkl n Ch oni le 23 A ug st 996 Pa e 1


Mock Continued
from page 5

6. I don't believe that more
funding will always guarantee
more effective service. Proper
leadership and management
will result in effective service. I
think the Franklin County
Commissioners will enter into
a contract with the Humane
Society and all the funds will be
removed from the sheriffs de-
partment. I will support the
Humane Society every way pos-
sible.


7. As with most problems in
Franklin County, enforcement
and community involvement is
the answer.


8. I believe the three greatest
problems are radio communi-
cations, drug abuse and lack of
teamwork between the county
and city police department. All
three problems have been ad-
dressed in previous questions.

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Dockets Continued
from page 10
Sinclair Rivers, III: Charged with three counts of Sale of Cocaine,
the defendant pleaded No Contest to one count of Sale of Cocaine.
Judge Gary adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced him to
18 months of probation. Judge Gary also ordered the defendant to
pay $255 for court costs. The defendant was represented by Public
Defender Nancy Daniels.
Joseph Lee Short: Charged with one count of DUI Involving Serious
Injuries, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the charge. Judge Gary
continued the case for trial on October 23. The defendant was repre-
sented by Public Defender Nancy Daniels.
Charles F. Tiller: Charged with one count of Falsely Impersonating
an Officer, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the charge. Judge
Gary continued the case for trial on September 12. The defendant
was represented by Public Defender Nancy Daniels.
Mark Temple Watson: Charged with one count of DUI Involving Se-
rious Injuries, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the charge. Judge
Gary continued the case for pretrial on October 14 and for trial on
October 23. The defendant was represented by Public Defender Nancy
Daniels.
Terry Glenn Weikleenget: Charged with one count of Resisting Ar-
rest with Violence, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and
Violation of Probation, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the charges.
Judge Gary continued the case for case management on September
12. The defendant was represented by Public Defender Nancy Daniels.
VIOLATIONS OF PROBATION (VOP)
Bobby G. Creamer: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered an
admission to the violation. Judge Gary sentenced the defendant to 24
months of community control and ordered him to complete the Natu-
ral Bridge Inpatient Drug Treatment Program. The defendant was
represented by Public Defender Nancy Daniels.
Fred Diestelhorst: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered a de-
nial for violation of probation. Judge Gary continued the case for a
VOP hearing on September 9. The defendant was represented by Public
Defender Nancy Daniels.
Donald Page: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered a denial for
violation of probation. Judge Gary continued the case for a VOP hearing
on September 9. The defendant was represented by Public Defender
Nancy Daniels.
Brent Roulhac: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered an admis-
sion to the violation. Judge Gary adjudicated the defendant Guilty
and sentenced him to nine months in the Franklin County Jail with
credit for 48 days of time served. The defendant was represented by
Public Defender Nancy Daniels.
Lester Milton Sapp: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered an
admission to the violation. Judge Gary sentenced the defendant to 13
months in the Department of Corrections with credit for 88 days of
time served. The defendant was represented J. Gordon Shuler.
Herbert Braxton Toliver: Charged with VOP, the defendant was
unable to attend his court appointment as he was in custody in the
Department of Corrections in Alabama. Judge Gary continued the
case for a VOP hearing on September 9.
MOTION HEARING
Jay Cleveland Nix: The defendant has been charged with one count of
Second Degree Murder and Armed Robbery with a Firearm. Attorney
Cheryl Gentry entered twelve motions on behalf of the defendant.
One motion was granted by Judge William Gary. One motion was
denied without prejudice and the remaining ten motions were simply
denied.Judge Gary granted a motion to compel.
Those eleven motions that were denied included:


1. Motion to Declare Section 921. 141 of Florida Statutes Uncon-'
stitutional: Attorney Gentry argued in part that Section 921.141 was
unconstitutional in that it was cruel and unusual punishment and
violated the Eight and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitu-
tion as well as Article I, Section Nine and Seventeen of the Florida
Constitution. Gentry's motion stated, "Section 921 141 is unconsti-
tutional on its face because it allows for excessive and disproportion-


3. Motion to Declare Section 921.141 of the Florida Statutes
Unconstitutional because only a Bare Majority of Jurors is Suffi-
cient to Recommend a Death Sentence: Attorney Gentry argued
that Florida was the only state in the union that required a simple
majority (7 to 5 vote) from a jury to recommend the death penalty.
She noted that, while the jury's recommendation was only advisory
in nature, its' advice still was of considerable importance. In refer-
ence to the Woodson V. North Carolina case of 1976, Gentry's motion
stated: "When a defendant is exposed to death as a possible punish-
ment, 'there is a corresponding difference in the need for reliability in
the determination that death is the appropriate punishment in a spe-
cific case." The motion continued, "But instead of heightened reliabil-
ity, Florida's statutory scheme invites error by using the constitu-
tionally inadequate fact-finding procedure of a bare majority verdict."
MOTION DENIED
4. Motion to Declare Section 921.141 of the Florida Statutes
Unconstitutional for Failure to Provide Jury Adequate Guidance
in the Finding of Sentencing Circumstances, and to Preclude
Death Sentence: Attorney Gentry argued in part that Section 921.141
of the Florida Statutes that governs capital sentencing proceedings
provides no guidance as to how the jury should determine the exist-
ence of sentence factors or how to weigh those factors. "It does not
state whether jurors must find individual sentencing factors unani-
mously, by majority, by plurality or even individually. It establishes
no standard or proof regarding mitigating circumstances." The mo-
tion continued, "Hence the statute is unconstitutional in finding and
weighing the aggravating and mitigating circumstances."
MOTION DENIED
Further stated, Gentry's motion noted that Section 921.141 required
that a jury determine whether sufficient mitigating circumstances
existed to outweigh the aggravating circumstances. However, she ar-
gued, no method has been set out in which the jury can make such a
determination. The motion argued, "The constitution requires strict
guidance to the jury in capital sentencing. The eighth amendment
requires a higher standard of definiteness than does the Due Process
Clause with respect to jury instructions in capital cases."
MOTION DENIED
5. Motion to Declare Section 921.141 of Florida Statutes Uncon-
stitutional for Lack of Adequate Appellate Review: Attorney Gen-
try argued in part that, in regard to Florida Statutes, a heightened
Continued on Page 16


ate penalties to be imposed upon persons who have not intentionally
and deliberately taken the life of another, in violation of the Eighth
and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States."
Gentry's motion further noted that the death penalty was arbitrary
and did not adhere to a strict standard of crimes. "Death sentences-
in Florida are imposed irregularly, unpredictably and whimsically in
cases which are no more deserving of capital punishment, under any
rational standard that considers the character of the offender and
the offense, than many other cases in which sentences of imprison-
ment are Imposed." The motion also indicated that the death penalty
was not a effective deterrent to murder and that other forms of less
drastic methods were available that served the same goals.
MOTION DENIED
2. Motion to Declare Section 921.141 of the Florida Statutes
Unconstitutional and/or to Declare Section 921.141 (5) (i) of
Florida Statutes Unconstitutional Facially and As Applied: Attor-
ney Gentry argued in part that the "cold, calculated and premedi-
tated" circumstance has been unconstitutionally applied in a man-
ner inconsistent with its legislative purpose. "A capital sentencing
scheme must genuinely narrow the class of persons eligible for the
death penalty and must reasonably justify the imposition of a more
severe sentence on the defendant cared to others found guilty 'of
murder." Attorney Gentry's motion further referred to Section 775.021
(i) of Florida statues that sets out the rule for construing provisions
for the Florida Criminal Code. "The provisions of this code and of-
fenses defined by other statures shall be strictly construed; when the
language is susceptible of differing constructions, it shall be con-
strued most favorably to the accused."
MOTION DENIED


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for

U.S. Congress,

District 2


Carole Griffin believes in...

* a 15% across-the-board tax cut for
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* a Balanced Budget and Deficit
Reduction

* A real Welfare Reform

* Government Reform (campaign
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* Traditional Family Values


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Continued

From Page 6

8. What are the three most
important issues or prob-
lems that confront the resi-
dents of Franklin County?
How would you address
these issues or problems?
For incumbent, what have
you done to address these
issues or problems?


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MFC Acts on

Saltwater

'Fishing Issues

The Marine Fisheries Commission
held a 3-day public meeting Au-
gust 5-7 1996 in Cocoa Beach
'and took the following action:

Mullet Rule-Final
Public Hearing
The Commission held a final pub-
lic hearing on proposed rule
.amendments for mullet that
would:
* prohibit the simultaneous pos-
session of any species of mullet
in excess of the daily recre-
ational bag limit (50 fish) and
any gill or entangling net, in-
cluding on separate vessels or
vehicles operating together
(fishermen in Escambia and
Santa Rosa counties that law-
fully net mullet in Alabama
waters pursuant to that state's
commercial license and trans-
port that catch to properly li-


Putnal Continued
from Pg. 6


8. These issues have been ad-
dressed in the above questions
and answers. As an incumbent,
I have addressed these issues
by working for an enhanced 911
system to make our community
safer. I have worked to protect
our bay from density develop-
ment and destruction. I voted
for the paving of the Escape
Road in Eastpoint and have re-
searched funding for road im-
provement. The gas tax is our
best source of finding for roads.
The state will add on piggy-back
funds for every dollar collected
to make this fund more effec-
tive.


censed dealers in Florida would
be exempted from this provision
under certain conditions)
* eliminate the July through Sep-
tember 500 pounds commercial
daily vessel harvest limit for
mullet
* eliminate the commercial clo-
sure to the harvest of mullet on
4 weekdays in late December
that fall between set weekend
closures change (reduce) week-
end commercial mullet harvest
closures to 4:00 p.m. on Friday
through 8.00 a m. on Monday
* establish the only allowable
gear that can be used at any
time for the harvest of mullet
as:
cast nets with a radius no
heater than 12 feet, 7 inches
no more than 2 such nets
could be fished from any ves-
sel at any time)
beach or haul seines with a
total area no greater than 500
square feet-including any
attached material that adds
to the fishing surface of the
net, such as tarps/plastic (no
more than 2 such nets could
be fished from any vessel at
any time)
hook and line gear (except
snatch hooks, effective Janu-
ary 1, 1997)
gigs
no more than 2 unconnected


Jetton Continued
from Pg. 6


8. First-Crime/drugs: Adequate
funding for crime prevention
and drug programs (i.e. K-9 for
drugs and search/rescue,
D.A.R.E., community aware-
ness program, ect.
Second-Education: Provide a
safe and fertile learning envi-
ronment that adults and chil-
dren can benefit from.
Third-Controlling Development:
Maintain buffers around envi-
ronmentally sensitive areas, al-
low for a controlled healthy
growth.


non-bottom fishing skimmer
nets per vessel of certain
specifications, until January
1, 1999-the maximum mesh
area of each net, including
any attached material that
adds to the fishing surface of
the net, such as tarps/plas-
tics, would not be allowed to
exceed 500 square feet
* delete numerous unnecessary
mullet rule provisions regard-
ing the use of gill and trammel
nets and areal restrictions
The Commission intends to take
this proposed rule to the Gover-
nor and Cabinet for approval on
September 10, 1996, and the rule
would be implemented September
30, 1996 if approved.

Sheepshead Rule-
Final Public Hearing
The Commission held a final pub-
lic hearing on a proposed rule that
would increase the daily bag limit
for sheepshead from 10 to 15 fish
per person for recreational fish-
ermen, and allow commercial
spearfishing of sheepshead. The
Commission intends to take this
proposed rule to the Governor and
Cabinet for approval in time to
implement the rule January 1,
1997 if approved.

Amberjack
The Commission received scien-
tific and public comment and
directed staff to schedule a final


Creamer Continued
from Pg. 6


8. The three most important is-
sues include: 1. Property Taxes:
I will put my budgeting experi-
ence to work and try to keep all
department budgets within rea-
son. 2. Crime: I will work with
the sheriffs ,department and
allow more deputies on the
sheriffs budget. 3. Develop-
ment: I will be a careful thinker
and listener and make sure the
proposed development projects
will be compatible with our
county.


public hearing during the
Commission's October meeting in
Islamorada on proposed rule
amendments for amberjack that
would:
* lower the recreational daily bag
limit for greater amberjack to 1
fish per person statewide
* prohibit the sale of any amber-
jack species (greater and lesser
amberjack, Almaco jack, and
banded rudderfish) in March,
April, and May
* prohibit the sale of any amber-
jack species less than 36 inches
fork length at any time
require all amberjack to be
landed In a whole condition (in-
cluding such fish harvested
commercially)
establish a 15 inches mini-
mum/20 inches maximum size
limit and an aggregate recre-
ational daily bag limit of 5 per
person for banded rudderfish
and lesser amberjack
The Commission directed staff to
schedule several public hearings
statewide to receive comment on
the above proposals prior to the
final public hearing in October.
The Commission also directed
staff to recommend that the fed-
eral councils adopt the above pro-
visions, and to develop options on
a proposal to establish a special
management zone for amberjack
in Broward County.


Carmichael Continued
from Pg. 6


8. Seafood industry, develop-
ment and tourism. I will make
sure my brains are loaded be-
fore I open my month, in which
case you make a lot fewer mis-
takes. We have to talk to our
people. They are a lot smarter
than you think. We don't always
know it all.


Fishing Gear Rules
The Commission received public
comment regarding draft rules
that would:
* establish a maximum mesh size
for seines of 1 1/2 inches, be-
ginning Januaiy 1, 1998
* allow the use from a single ves-
sel of no more than 2 cast nets
(each with a radius of no more
than 12 1/2 feet) in nearshore
and inshore state waters
* allow the use of beach or haul
seines with a mesh area no-
greater than 500 square feet,
provided that no more than 2
such nets be fished from any
vessel, and no more than 1 such
net be fished by a person not
on a vessel, at any time
require beach or haul seines to
be legally marked and tended
prohibit the possession of both
a gill net and a cast net on the
same vessel
prohibit the use of rebreathers
to aid the harvest of any ma-
rine species
conform various gear rule defi-
nitions with Constitutional pro-
visions
delete numerous obsolete gear
rule provisions
The Commission also received
comment on measures to manage
the use of tarps and similar gear


Segree Continued
from Pg. 6


8. As mentioned earlier, I have
found that most citizens are
concerned with the drug prob-
lem in our county. I would work
to ensure that our county will
do everything possible to help
eradicate this problem.
Our bay is a vital part of this
county and must be protected
against pollutants, ect...to en-
sure our bay workers a liveli-
hood. Our county needs to have
more power concerning our
bay.
I would closely watch our bud-
get as our county must be run
as a business and it is your
and my tax dollars that are be-
ing spent. I would work to as-
sure our money is spent wisely.


to harvest saltwater species, and
directed staff to further gather
information regarding these is-
sues for consideration in October.

Shad
The Commission received a sci-
entific report regarding Florida's
shad fishery, and directed staff to
schedule a final public hearing in
October on a proposed rule that
would repeal current shad stat-
utes and instead:
* establish a daily bag and pos-
session limit for American shad
and hickory shad of 10 per per-
son
allow only hook and line gear
to be used to harvest American
shad, hickory shad, and
blueback herring

King/Spanish
Mackerel
The Commission received a report
and public comment regarding
federal changes to the manage-
ment of king and Spanish mack-
erel. To conform with these fed-
eral changes, the Commission di-
rected staff to schedule a final
public hearing in October on a
proposed rule that would estab-
lish a zero bag limit for captain/
crew of for-hire recreational ves-
*sels harvesting Gulf Group king
mackerel, effective January 1,
1997. In addition, the Commis-


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The Franklin Chronicle 23 August 1996 Page 15


Amato Continued
from page 7


8. This county is suffering from
a lack of leadership. The
citizen's confidence has been
undermined, pride eroded, tal-
ents ignored, and heritage dis-
regarded. Educational and
medical needs are not being
met. The county is ill equipped
to cope with the development
we are experiencing. I want to
organize citizens and help them
regain control of their destiny
and government. We, the
people, are the answer to our
problems...we will solve them.


sion directed staff to schedule a
final public hearing, if requested,
on proposed Gulf Group king
mackerel rule amendments that
would establish a 750 pounds
commercial trip limit on Florida's
east coast unless 75% of the
subquota is reached by February
15 (at which time a 500 pounds
limit would apply for the remain-
der of the season), and change the
Florida west coast trip limits from
125 fish to 1250 pounds, and 50
fish to 500 pounds. The Commis-
sion also directed staff to sched-
ule a final public hearing, if re-
quested, on proposed Atlantic
Group Spanish mackerel rule
amendments that would establish
an unlimited harvest season to
begin November 1 each year, raise
the weekend daily commercial
harvest limit to 1,500 pounds,
and establish a 1,500 pounds
daily commercial harvest limit for
all days after 75% of the quota has
been reached.

Other Meeting Action
The Commission received public
comment and:
* discussed issues regarding the
post-quota sale of recreationally
harvested King Mackerel
* received reports on the Bally-
hoo fishery
* reviewed draft rules that would
delete obsolete Aquaculture
provisions for hard clams, spiny
lobster, and oysters, and di-
rected staff to schedule a final
public hearing, if requested, on
these proposed rules


* Dedicated


Polous Continued
from Pg. 7

8. The Drug Scene: I would ad-
dress this problem by support-
ing the local sheriff and by ask-
ing the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement to help in the
drug clean-up of Franklin
County.
The second issue and probably
the most important is the work-
ing class people of Franklin
County. I would address the is-
sue by providing more jobs and
also by working with the D.E.P.
so that the seafood workers will
have less bay closures.
I will also work for more and
better state grants for our Fran-
klin County School System to
give our children a better op-
portunity


Williams Continued
from Pg. 7

8. The three most important is-
sues include drugs, crime and
unemployment. One way to ad-
dress the drug problem is to put
an officer on school grounds
and to make the fight against
drugs a community effort. It is
important to educate parents
on how to effectively address
drug abuse with their children.
Alleviating the drug problem
would greatly reduce crime
since a great percentage of
crime is drug related. Allowing
other industries that will not af-
fect the bay to come into our
area would help to provide jobs.


The Commission also reviewed
stock assessments for Bluefish,
Weakfish, Pompano, and Triple-
tail, received a report on Codium
Blooms, and directed staff to
schedule a final public hearing, if
requested, on a proposed rule that
would extend the allowance of the
use of either a federal Gulf of
Mexico or South Atlantic Reef Fish
Permit to commercially harvest
reef fish-through December 31,
1997 only.


* Proven Experience and Leadership


* Approved the construction of the media center and
classrooms at H.G. Brown Elementary School
* Expanded computer technology at all schools, including
the technology laboratory at Carrabelle High School and
computers in classrooms at the H.G. Brown Elementary
School
* Assisted with special educational and related services for
children with special needs
* Supported activities designed to improve student
performance
* Approved the construction of the Carrabelle Field House
* Improved heating and cooling systems
* Approved the installation of security alarm systems in all
schools
* Approved provisions to ensure that all students have
appropriate textbooks
* Approved the purchase of buses needed to transport
student to and from school
* Approved cellular telephones on buses
* Recommended the additional exceptional education
position at Carrabelle High School
* Supported the Health Services Program at all schools
* Expanded the Pre-kindergarten Program at Chapman
Elementary, H.G. Brown Elementary, and Carrabelle
High School
* Approved the construction of covered walkways at
Carrabelle High School, H.G. Brown Elementary School,
and Chapman Elementary School
* Assisted with the upgrading of the baseball field at
Carrabelle High School
* Approved the upgrading of science labs at Carrabelle
High School


McKnight Continued
from page 7


8. On a county-wide basis, the
first problem is crime and
drugs, although the problem is
not evenly distributed. Some
areas of the county crime and
drugs are more a perception
than a reality. In other parts of
the county, crime and drugs are
a daily fact of life. The easiest
solution is to concentrate the
resources to fight crime to those
parts of the county where crime
and (drugs are a problem.
A second problem is the local
economy. Many of our people
are out of work or only partially
employed. So, the only solution
offered by the county govern-
ment has been to develop our
way out of the problem. This is
no real solution because at least
three members of the county
commission have shown them-
selves too ready to accept sub-
standard development with in-
adequate environmental protec-
tion. The overall result of this
will be the destruction of our
way of life and the loss of jobs
for 700 oystermen and other
seafood workers. The real solu-
tion is for county government
to actively engage in funding
clean industries, such as com-
puter software industries, for
Franklin County.


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Resort Village
from page 1
In reference to the second proposal, Mosconis said that he wanted
more measurements taken to ensure that the sewer plant was one
foot above the FEMA required flood elevation. He said that infrastruc-
ture such as the electrical components should be included in the
measurements.
In reference to the third proposal, Mosconis said that the design of
the secondary safety net would be designed by Ben Johnson's engi-
neers. "The idea is, and Skip Livingston said it more than once, it
could be done if it's done right," noted Mosconis, "and, by Jove, I
want to make sure that the stormwater runoff is contained within
that site."
In reference the fourth proposal, POA Board member Pamela Amato
questioned whether the county could decide what the Plantation could
have on its own road. "That's our road," said Amato, "We're paving it
right now. We're paying the money out of our own pockets. I don't
think the county can tell us about traffic control devices."
Commissioner Mosconis informed Ms. Amato that he was merely "float-
ing ideas."
The Department of Environmental Protection, said Tolliver, did not
have the personnel to monitor Mr. Johnson's development. He ques-
tioned, "And who's got the expertise on this board?"
Commissioner Tolliver also questioned whether Commissioner Mosco-
nis had personally written the presented proposal. "I know you can't
think like that," said Tolliver. Commissioner Mosconis responded, "I
don't know why you don't think I've got a brain, Ed." Tolliver returned,
"You do have a brain but it doesn't think like this here."
Mosconis then stood up and offered to swear on a stack of Bibles that
he had prepared the noted proposal. Tolliver instructed Mosconis to
sit down and remarked that Mr. Mosconis did not attend church and
was not religiously inclined. Mosconis stated that the only person
who was apprised of the proposal was Harry Buzzett, a member, of
the POA.
The board then voted 4-1 to send the proposal to the county planning
office for review. Commissioner Tolliver voted against the motion.
Commissioner Tolliver then made a motion to deny a previously
granted land-use change for the Resort Village development.. He ie-
quested that the board uphold such a decision until Mr. Johnson
revealed his complete development plans for the remaining 58 acres
of the development project. The board previously granted a land-use
change request to Mr. Johnson at the board's August 6 hearing.
"Everybody says that we should do as the public wills," said Tolliver,
"and the public said 'no' (to the Resort Village development." Tolliver
continued, "98 percent of the people in the courthouse (at the August
6 hearing) said 'no.' And we didn't vote the public's will. We voted
against the public."
The board then voted 3-2 to deny Commissioner Tolliver's motion.
Commissioners Raymond Williams, Jimmy Mosconis and Dink Brax-
ton voted against the motion.
Ms. Amato complained that Chairperson Braxton would not discu's
his "stand" and his "vote" on the Resort Village Development follow-
ing the August 6 hearing. "You refused to talk to any one of us about
that as far as I know," said Amato, "I've never found one person that
you would discuss the issue with." Chairperson Braxton said that,
following the public hearing, he informed Amato that he had spent a
full day discussing the issue and did not want to further comment on
the matter at the time.
"Explain to me so I can understand it," continued Amato, "how you
(Chairperson Braxton can have an overwhelming number of your con-
stituents in a room ask you to do something and represent them in a
certain way...and you look them right in the eye and not do it. And,
then, when some of us come to you so we can better understand why
you voted the way you did, you would not discuss it with us."
Chairperson Braxton informed Amato that he had spoken with sev-
eral individuals on the matter. He said that he voted as did on August
6, because the matter was not a popularity contest. He said that the
board was obligated to follow the 1977 development order which
granted Mr. Johnson the right to commercial development. Braxton
further stated that Mr. Johnson had received every permit needed to
satisfy the development order.
"As far as I'm concerned," said Braxton, "Mr. Johnson has went
through every State agency that there is." He told Ms. Amato that he
was obligated to follow the 1977 development order. "If I don't," said
Braxton, "Mr. Johnson is gonna turn right around and put us in
court and we're gonna spend multi-bucks fighting him in court and
we're gonna lose." Ms. Amato questioned whether the noted develop-
ment order said that the board "will" or "may" grant the land-use
change.
Confrontation continued on matters surrounding the Resort Village
development during a budget meeting that was held later in the day.
POA member Harry Buzzett charged Commissioner Jimmy Mosconis
with publicly misquoting him. He stated that Mosconis had never
previously shared the contents of a resort village development order
proposal with him.
Mr. Buzzett also called the board "traitorous" for approving the land-
use change request from Ben Johnson. The board eventually directed
Deputy Mike Mock to escort Buzzett out of the meeting room.
The continued struggle between POA members and Ben Johnson has
also leaked over into election time politics. The two groups have both
provided campaign funds to opposing candidates in the District 3
Franklin County Commission race. POA members Tom Adams and
Harry Buzzett have each donated $100 to the campaign fund of Com-
missioner Edward Tolliver. Ben Johnson and his associates have do-
nated more than four times that of Adams and Buzzett to the cam-
paign fund of Tolliver's opponent, Clarence Williams.



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from page 13


POA Stimulated
from page 1


level ol appellate review was required. In regard to the 1976 case of
Proffitt V. Florida, the motion argued, "The defendant submits that
what was true in 1976 is no longer true today. History shows that
intractable ambiguities in our statute have prevented the evenhanded
application of appellate review and the independent reweighing pro-
cess envisioned in Proffitt." Gentry argued that, in regard to the Proffitt
V. Florida case, precise written findings by the trial court werp nprnE-
sary and were required for the system of appellate review. 'The ad-
ministration of this requirement has been so haphazard as to violate
Proffitt: it was not until 1990 that the supreme court required spe-
cific findings of fact regarding mitigating evidence, and subsequent
case throw doubt on whether they are required by the supreme court
even now.
MOTION DENIED
6. Motion to Preclude First Degree Felony Murder Theory of Pros-
ecution: Attorney Gentry argued that the indictment had charged
the defendant with first degree murder from a premeditated design
that was contrary to Florida Statutes and that the indictment against
the defendant made no mention of a first degree felony murder. She
argued that the sixth and fourteenth amendments required that a
document with a specific charge in a criminal case must state the
elements of the offense with sufficient clarity to apprise the defen-
dant of what he must defendant against. "The necessity of specific
notice of the charges is greater in a capital case." The motion contin-
ued, "Because deathah in its finality' is qualitative[ly] different' from
all other forms of punishment, there is a corresponding difference in
the need for reliability in the determination that death is the appro-
priate punishment in a specific case."
MOTION DENIED
7. Motion for Statement of Particulars Re: Aggravating Circum-
stances, The Reasons the Death Penalty is Sought and the Theory
of Prosecution Underlying Murder in the First Degree: Attorney
Gentry requested the following particulars: 1. A statement of the ag-
gravating circumstances upon which the state intends to rely should
this cause proceed into a penalty phase and which would support
imposition of the death penalty in the cause. 2. A statement of rea-
sons such as trial tactics, strategy, political pressure, discussion with
the victim's family or police, pea bargaining or any other reasons
which were exerting influence on the State Attorney's Office or which
provided a rationale for the State to seek death penalty in this cause.
A statement as to whether the State was seeking a conviction of first
degree murder on a theory of premeditation or felony murder or both.
Attorney Gentry stated that, should the motion be denied, the
defendant's right against self-incrimination, due process of the law,
equal protection of the law, equal accusation, to confront and cross-
examine the witnesses and evidence against him, the right to effec-
tive assistance of counsel and the right to defend against cruel and
unusual punishment as guaranteed by the fifth, sixth, eighth and
fourteenth amendments of the U.S. Constitution as well as Article I,
Sections 9, 16, 17 and 22 of the Florida Constitution would be
denied.
MOTION DENIED
8. Motion to Declare that Death is Not A Possible Penalty: Attor-
ney Gentry Argued that, in Florida, prosecuting attorneys and courts
have uniformly declined to seek or impose the death sentence in cases
where the defendant pleads guilty as charged or to some lesser of-
fense. "This systematic practice is designed and effected to encour-
age defendants charged with capital crimes to plead guilty and it
employs the death sentence as a penalty for the exercise of such
defendant's right to trial by jury."
MOTION DENIED
9. Motion For Grand Jury Information: Attorney Gentry requested
that the court enter an order to require the State, Court or Clerk of
the Court to supply the defense counsel with the names of all wit-
nesses that testified before the Grand Jury and the minutes and tran-
scripts of witnesses presented during the Grand Jury.


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MOTION DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE
10. Motion to Declare Section 921.141 of Florida Statutes (1991)
Unconstitutional or in the Alternative to Strike Section 921.141
(5) (d) of Florida Statutes (1991): Attorney Gentry noted that the
jury will be instructed at the trial on both first degree, premeditated-
murder and first degree felony murder during the guilt-innocence
phase. She argued that, if the jury returns with a guilty verdict of
first degree murder, no distinction will be made between premedi-
tated murder and felony-murder. The motion argued, "The automatic
application of the felonv-murder aggravating circumstance to a De-
fendant whose conviction for first degree murder rests on a felony
murder theory fails to genuinely narrow the class of felony murderers
eligible for the death penalty in violation of the Eighth Amendment
prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment."
MOTION DENIED
11. Motion to Declare Section 921.141 and/or Section 921.141
(5) (f) of Florida Statutes and/or the (5) (f) Standard Jury Instruc-
tion Unconstitutional as Applied: Attorney Gentry argued that the
"pecuniary gain" aggravating circumstance of section 921.141 (5) (f)
of Florida Statutes (1990) unlawfully expanded the class of death
eligible by repeating other aggravating factors. She argued, further-
more, that the standard jury instruction also unlawfully expanded
the class of death eligible by repeating aggravating factors. The mo-
tion argued, "Because this unconstitutional circumstance has been
and continues to be used as a basis for imposing a number of death
sentences in this state, because its unlawful use makes proportion-
ality review arbitrary, and because its bare terms are all that is re-
quired to be read to sentencing juries, section 921.141, Florida Stat-
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were a paltry $25.00 indicating that this source of income is not liv-
ing up to the often-expressed hopes that this would be a real money-
maker for the Plantation. Note also the legal expenses for the month
at $6,617.05.
I think the Board could productively do more to monitor and control
those expenses and worry less about financing more legal actions.
Another one is expected with the Wayne Gleasman lawsuit on August
14, 1996, but the Board is confident of the outcome. We understand
that the Errors and Omissions Insurance costs ($651.60) are attrib-
utable to an increase in coverage so the Board is covered for lawsuits
against itself up to $3 million dollars. They would probably not need
so much coverage if they were fully exercising their fiduciary respon-
sibilities.
Tom W. Hoffer
Member
Financial Summary for July, 1996
Cash Position:
7/31/96:


Balance in general account
Balance in money market savings account
Balance in payroll account.
Balance in maintenance/security account


$16,053.86
89,519.00
2,353.13
7,643.07
$115,559.06


Principal balance on land acquisition loan is $116,310.60
Balance available on line-of-credit loan is $159,170.00
July Receiptsi


Dues: 1608.25
T shirts: 197.00
Airport fees: 25.00
Concessions: 773.95
Decal fees: 50.00
Fax, copy, mailing list fees: 126.50
$ 2,780.70
July Expenses:
Payroll and employee related expenses:
(this was a 3 paycheck month)
Road repair:
Maintenance:
Office supplies:
Printing and postage:
Legal:
New mailboxes:
Insurance (E&O):
Utilities:
Pool:
2 new concession machines:
Concession supplies:
New mailboxes:
Signs:
Uniforms:


39,244.73
3,835.92
1,285.65
170.92
828.19
6,617.05
1,070.60 e.-
651.60
2,376.44
895.39
4,679.34
544.51
1,070.60 ---
340.68
107.85
$ 67,719.47


APALAHEE
CENTER FOR HUMAN SERVICES
Case Manager #1827. Requires a minimum of a Bachelor's De-
gree in Social or Rehabilitative science and one year of related
professional experience. Starting salary $18,200.00 Annually.

Apalachee Center for Human Services, Inc.

To receive an application by mail call (904) 487-0217 or apply in per-
son, Human Resource Office, 625 E. Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL.
EOE/ DRUG FREE WORKPLACE


Elect Gene



Hodges


State Representative District 10



A Friend of Agriculture!


I have, and will continue to support:


ae-elecd


CONNIE


ARD


ROEHR


School Board Member District 1


Committed to Education


+ Right to Farm Law
4 Aquaculture Research


I have, and will continue to oppose the transfer of our
water to South Florida.

Preparing for tomorrow

with programs that work today!
Pd. Pol. Ad. Pd. for by Gene Hodges. Den., Carrp. Trees.


* Life long resident of Franklin County
* School Board Member Franklin County -
4 years
* Employed by Ard's Fina Enterprises
* Family Training Hour Youth Teacher -
12 years
* Youth Camp Counselor


* Juvenile Justice Council 4 years
* School Board Representative on Juvenile
Justice Council 2 years
* Juvenile Justice Representative
District level 2 years
* Healthy Start Coalition Member 3 years
* Wings Program Supporter 2 years


CONCERNED DEDICATED ENERGETIC
Pd. Pol. Adv. Paid for by the Campaign Account of Connie Roehr (Dem)


* Oyster Relay Program
+ Greenbelt Law


A LOCALLY O WNED NEWSPAPER


Paip 16 23 Aulmst 1996 The Franklin Chronicle




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