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Franklin Chronicle


Volume 7, Number 22


A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


October 30 November 12, 1998


Homeowners Reconstitute Board

Of Directors At Annual Meeting


In an election for three seats of
the seven member Board of Di-
rectors, there were some sur-
prises in the final count, with
newcomer Karen McFarland mov-
ing ahead of standard bearers
William Hartley and Charles
Manos. In a preliminary ballot
count, on Saturday, October
17th, the votes were as follows,
from a total of.316 ballots
counted:
Richard Plessinger: 261
Karen MacFarland: 241
Charles Manos: 226
William Hartley: 163
Newcomer MacFarland wrote to
the assembled membership that
she was satisfied that the density
issues had been resolved in the
Resort Village controversy and
that it was time to resolve any dis-
putes between the Plantation
Owner's Association (POA) and
Ben Johnson's Resort Village, the
commercial development at Nick's
Hole, in the middle of the private,
gated community. Resort Village
seeks to construct hotels, restau-
rants and other amenities in a
plan that has been subjected to
many revisions over the years,
partly in response to various criti-
cisms over density issues, involv-
ing numbers of people, numbers
of hotels, other living accommo-
dations, and the amenities.


Bill Hess
William Hartley campaigned to
the membership that there was
still a need to limit the growth of
Resort Village. He listed several
concerns, but the membership
ranked him fourth in the total
votes, and thus his candidacy for
the board seats was ended.
Plessinger, MacFarland and
Manos are the new board mem-
bers, joining Richard Watson,
Phillip Froelich, Molly Read and
Daniel Sumner. Plessinger and
Manos have served on the Board
of Directors before.
Later, on Sunday, the group
elected Rick Watson new Presi-
dent replacing outgoing Pamela
Amato. Molly Read is the new Vice
President, Richard Plessinger as
Treasurer and Karen MacFarland
as Secretary.
The first portion of the annual
meeting, held at the Clubhouse
in the Plantation on St. George
Island, consisted of recognition of
outstanding services by commit-
tees, owners and employees. The
second major event involved the
election of new Board members.


The POA's new operations man-
ager, Bill Hess, was introduced,
recently hired by the Board of Di-
rectors in August. He comes to the
Plantation with 22 years of mu-
nicipal and private enterprise
managerial experience. In Harris-
burg, Pennsylvania, he held the
cabinet level position of Director
of Parks, Recreation, Special
Events; Tourism and Entertain-
ment. He was also a recreation
planner, project manager, and
served as ac Ling mayor for the city
of Harrisburg. Hess also was
township manager for two other
Pennsylvania communities, and
served as director of public works
for two municipalities including
supervision of a municipal waste-
water treatment plant. He also
worked as a director of operations
for a major real estate develop-
ment and management firm. He
has had consulting service with a
focus on developer controlled ho-
meowner associations.
Hess explained to the member-
ship that he wanted to finish his
professional management career
and build for retirement within a
resort setting. He said, "St. George
Island offered both. I am very
pleased to be here."
The Security report by Charles R.
Shiver, Director of Security pre-
sented some interesting statistics.
Continued on Page 9


Inside
This Issue 12 Pages
Franklin Briefs... Page 2
Constitutional
Amendments .. Page 2
Editorial & Commentary
(Resort Village)..Page 3
Seafood Festival..Page 5
Homecoming and Fun
Family Weekend Photo
Essay .............. Page 6
Marine Fisheries
Commission..... Page 7
Second Circuit Court ..
.......................... Page 8
FCAN ............... Page 10
Sports............. Page 11
Bookshop........ Page 12


Grammercy

Gets Sewer

Plant

By Aaron Shea
It was up to the County Commis-
sioners at a public hearing on
October 20 to decide whether
Grammercy Plantation, which will
be located in Eastpoint on High-
way 98, would get its own sewage
treatment plant on its site.
It was brought to the Planning
and Zoning Commission a week
earlier, but they agreed to take no
action on this case because the
County Commission had already
taken action on it at an earlier
time. The Planning and Zoning
Commission adamantly requests
that when the County Commis-
sioners take action on an issue
that the issue does not come back
to the P & Z Commission. P & Z
wants to be a service to the Board,
but they do not want to to be in
the position of rubber-stamping
Board action.
Eastpoint had originally wanted
to build a new water and sewer
plant, but the Department of En-
vironmental Protection (DEP) will
not authorize that until the cur-
rent problems at the plant are
corrected.
Grammercy would agree, how-
ever, to turn their new water and
Continued on Page 12


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Dixie Theatre

Announces


Readers' Theatre

For Holidays

By Tom Campbell
The Dixie Theatre Association met
at the theatre in Apalachicola last
week with about fifty members
present. Producing Director Rex
Partington addressed the group
concerning a number of projects,
inl Lid ing a holiday Readers' The-
atre, a report on ftie"successful
1998 Inaugural Season, and
the upcoming 1999 Repertory
Season.
He reported that the last perfor-
mance of "Driving Miss Daisy"
performed to standing room only,
and the Inaugural Season was a
complete artistic success. Several
performances were sold out and
overall the rate of seats sold was
about 30 percent. Critical acclaim
for the performances was superb.
Next season, the permanent seats
will be installed in the mezzanine
and balcony of the theatre.
The 1999 Repertory Season will
feature eight plays, with two
weeks of performances of each
play. Some of the plays being con-
sidered for next season are "Ev-
erybody Loves Opal," "Catch Me
If You Can," and "Pump Boys and
Dinettes."
Because of the overwhelming suc-
cess of "Driving Miss Daisy,"
some performances of that show
will probably be scheduled again
next year, for those who may want
to see it again and for those who
missed it this year.
Season tickets (subscriptions) for
the eight plays next season will
be available at reduced prices,
beginning November 16, 1998. If
you buy a season ticket for the
eight shows, you will get one show
free. Mr. Partington pointed out
that a gift of season tickets is a
perfect gift for the holidays or a
special occasion. "Give the gift
*that lasts all summer long," he
said.
A holiday season' production
called "Once Upon A Christmas,"
.will include holiday songs, stories
and poems. The production will
Continued on Page 12


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Sheriff Varnes' Office (file photo)

FDLE Conducting Inquiry Into

Allegations-Involving Franklin County

Sheriffs Office

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement spokesperson, Eliza-
beth Hurst, confirmed that their department has begun an "inquiry"
into allegations of improper conduct of Franklin County law enforce-
ment personnel. The accusations originated in an affidavit made by
suspect Willie Fred Baucham who is awaiting judicial determination.
He is being defended along with six other suspects arrested on vari-
ous drug-related charges by public defender Kevin P. Steiger, who
also took the sworn statement from Mr. Baucham on October 18th.
The central focus of Baucham's accusations is that law enforcement
personnel planted illegal drugs and paraphernalia at the homes of
suspects who were later arrested by the Franklin County Sheriffs
office.
When the contents of the affidavit were known to Assistant State
Attorney Ron W. Flury, a motion was filed to seal the file provided for
under Florida Statutes (Section 119.07) but Judge Steinmeyer de-
nied the prosecutor's request on October 22nd.
Franklin County Sheriff Bruce Varnes contacted the FDLE and re-
quested the investigation into the allegations. Ms. Hurst explained
that the "inquiry" is informal until, and unless, there is substantial
evidence that wrong doing was connected with the drug arrests.

State Acquires 6,757.6 Acres In Franklin
The Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission received approval from
Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund (Governor and Cabi-
net) to acquire another 6,757.6 acres of Franklin County under the Preservation
2000 program.
The parcel is surrounded by public lands, including the Tates Hell Wildlife Man-
agement Area to the north and east, the Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environ-
mental Area to the west and south, and a portion of the Apalachicola National
Estuarine Research Reserve also to the south.
The tract is composed of hydrologically altered pine flatwoods, bayheads, swamps
and creek systems, all containing important wildlife habitat.
The property will be managed by the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission as
an addition to the Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area for natu-
ral resource conservation and resource-based public outdoor recreation within a
multiple-use management regime.
Known as the Quinn tract, the property provides habitat for or contributes to the
protection of a number of listed and rare species. The rare species include gopher
tortoise, flatwoods salamander, Apalachicola kingsnake, Barbour's map turtle,
alligator snapping turtle, greyfin redhorse, Gulf sturgeon, and Florida black bear.
The closing on the property, sold for $7 million, must occur within 120 days of
approval.


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A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


The Franklin Chronicle


Franklin

Briefs

In its October 20 meeting, the
Franklin County Board of Com-
missioners passed a resolution to
name the highway near
Carrabelle the Camp Gordon
Johnston Memorial Parkway.
In his report to the Commission,
County Planner Alan Pierce pro-
vided the Board with a copy of a
request for public assistance for
FEMA because of Hurricane
Georges. Pierce pointed out that
Franklin County was included as
a disaster site, but he wasn't sure
how much assistance the county
would be eligible for, since FEMA
made it clear that the assistance
was only for Georges and not Earl.
The county's main costs are the
removal of debris and Alligator
Point Road, which is the biggest
cost. The costs at this point are
over $400,000. Pierce also pointed
out that the county would con-
sider all options on Alligator Point
Road, including relocating it.
Ben Withers, who not too long ago
was recognized by the county as
a hero after Hurricane Earl, has
sent the county a bill for $9,300
for the work he did at Alligator
Point after Earl. He also sent a bill
to FEMA, but they are not pro-
viding funds for Earl.
Pierce informed the Board that
the state has approved the
county's SHIP plan for fiscal years
1998-99 through 2000-01.
Pierce told the Board that he and
Van Johnson will be asking for a
workshop to discuss employee's
salary in the near future.
Tom Browning was chosen by the
Board to become the new alter-
nate on the Construction Licens-
ing Board. Greg Prickett was
moved from alternate to full time
after the resignation of Bob
Patrick.
In their October 13 meeting, the
Panning and Zoning Commission
recommended the approval for
William Mabile to construct a pri-
vate dock on Alligator Harbor,
Whaley Hughes to construct a
private dock and boat lift in St.
George, and Lee Noel to construct
a private pier in St. George. The
County Commission approved all
of the construction.
During the October 22 Franklin
County School Board meeting, the
Board agreed not to advertise for
a new attorney, which means
Barbara Sanders will remain the
Boards Attorney.
The School Board approved a line
of credit increase from $700,000
to $900,000 or $1,100,000.
The School Board's annual finan-
cial report, which was supposed
to be completed in September, will
have to be turned in by this week.
If it is not, the Board could face
action from the Department of
Education.


Lanark Village Water &

Sewer District Meeting
By Rene Topping opment on a plan to develop 29
homes on land on the water side


The Lanark Village Water and
Sewer District (LVWSD) held their
first meeting of the 1998/1999
budget year. Finland Commis-
sioner Jeanette Pedde said that
she was proud to announce that
the District for the first time
showed a budget out of the red
and showing an increase of
$16,672 Increase of revenue over
expenditures.
The other two commissioners
asked for explanations of various
parts of the budget and Ms.
Pedder went over the various
funds. Chairman Jim Lawlor
asked for more items to be iden-
tified with their own line Item, He
felt the budget would then be
more understandable.
The Commissioners discussed an
incident that happened at the
Gulf Waters Motel when, during
a recent hurricane, the motel sign
fell on an automobile and in the
repairs of the sign a piece of
equipment run by Mike Preston,
apparently damaged a water line
belonging to the District. It was
reported that the damage cost the
district $1,800 to repair The Dis-
trict will investigate a claim for li-
ability,
Chairman Jim Lawlor reported on
a meeting with the District Attor-
ney Billy Crawford and Officials
from the Farmers Home Rural
Development pertaining to a 50/
60 grant and loan for metering the
Lanark Village apartments.,The
total cost of the metering will be
$300,000. This allows for $50,000
for a generator and $250,000 for
labor and materials for the project
of metering all &part
ments, Commissioners reported
that the money is guaranteed.
The District Field manager, Com-
missioner Greg Yancey reported
on the problem the District had
with Department of Environmen-
tal Protection (DEP) saying that
the District had been granted an
extension of on the DEP final or-
der which had not as of the date
been issued. He also discussed
the removal of winter cover on the
spray field saying that there was
no contractor willing to work on
such a small area, he suggested
that he get in touch with
Carrabelle and Eastpoint water
Companies to see if they could get
it done cooperatively.
Ms. Pedder reported that GMAC
had taken over their previous loan
on expansion and repairs which
had been made by a previous
commission. The debt service had.
been paid to GECC and now
GMAC the new company wanted
a payment of $500 to investigate
the district worthiness. Ms.
Pedder said that she objected to
this as the district has never de-
faulted, however she acknowl-
edged that the district would
probably have to pay. She also
said there are 19 more years on
ate note.
Yancey reported that he had held
a preliminary meeting with a rep-
resentative of St. Joe Land Devel-


Butler Receives Banking Degree In


Gainesville
David Butler of Gulf State Com-
munity Bank, was among ap-
proximately 39 bankers receiving
graduation certificates on Friday,
August 7, 1998, from the Florida
School of Banking at the Univer-
sity of Florida, Gainesville. This
three-year program provides bank
personnel at the supervisory and
officer level, the opportunity to in-
crease their knowledge about the
banking industry and our
economy.
President Butler noted David is
the sixth Gulf State Community
Bank officer to complete this pres-
tigious banking program. In ad-
dition to supporting the Florida
School of Banking, Gulf State
Community Bank's commitment
to education includes profession-
ally and financially encouraging
and supporting it's employees in
furthering their education
through the Florida Supervisors
Academy, the American Institute
of Banking, Gulf Coast Commu-
nity College, and Florida State


University. "We believe our com-
mitment to education is good for
our customers and community,
as well as our employees. We are
proud to have so many employ-
ees who are participating in or
have completed certificate and
degree programs. Congratulations
to David and all of our employees
for their commitment to advanc-
ing their education."


School Improvement Knowledge

Network Unveiled


The Florida Commission on Edu-
cation Reform and Accountabil-
ity announces a new web site, the
School Improvement Knowledge
Network. In December, 1997,
Commissioner of Education
Frank T. Brogan asked the Com-
mission to serve as the statewide
advocacy group for School Advi-
sory Councils. In response, the
Commission formed a task force
to identify School Advisory Coun-
cils' needs, issues and concerns,
and to define the Commission's
advocacy role. In June 1998, the
task force brought five recommen-
dations to the Commission for
approval:
find ways to educate every-
one about Florida's System of
School Improvement and Ac-
countability;
clarify School Advisory
Council roles and relation-
ships;
describe and emphasize a
data-driven school improve-
ment process;


focus on achievement for
ALL students; and
recommend some enforce-
ment authority, as well as in-
centives, for implementing
the system.
In response to the recommenda-
tions, the Commission developed
the School Improvement Knowl-
edge Network web site to help
educate parents, students, edu-
cators, and the business commu-
nity about the system, and to pro-
vide an opportunity to share
school improvement strategies
and information.
"The Knowledge Network is the
state's latest effort to involve par-
ents in school improvement, by
providing them the information
they need about the important
role that School Advisory
Council's play in improving stu-
dent performance," said Frank T.
Brogan.
The site can be accessed at http:
//www.state-fl.us/sac.


of US 98 east of the Catholic
Church and just outside of the
District franchise. They are ask-
ing for the District to serve them
water. Yancey will report to the
board as it develops.
The commissioners approved the
purchase of another computer,
priced under $1,000 to be con-
nected to the rear office. This will
enable the receptionist to pull up
an account without leaving her
position.
Commissioners tabled a matter
concerning a new customer who
had just gone on line and was
complaining about his billing. The
meter read only 10 gallons used
but he was charged for 'the entire
base rate. This will be taken up
at the next meeting in November.
Commissioners voted to allay the
office manager to fix or replace the
printer.
The commissioners briefly dis-
cussed the expansion rights of the
district in view of the fact that
Carrabelle was proposing to ex-
pand their franchise beyond
Lanark Village area on the east of
the Village. The Attorney was
asked to look into the district po-
sition, and report at the next
meeting..


Tobacco

Partnership

PasnAs Work

Plan

By Aaron Shea
The Franklin County Tobacco
Free Partnership unanimously
agreed to its work plan at the
October 15 meeting, at Trinity
Church. The plan outlines the
costs, strategies, goals and activi-
ties that the Partnership has
planned for the up coming
months.
The goals and strategies of the
Partnership are:
(1) To change attitudes, which
would prevent the initiation of
tobacco use by youth.
(2) Empowerment, which would
increase youth involvement in
anti-tobacco activities.
(3) Enforcement, which would in-
crease awareness of and compli-
ance with tobacco related laws.
(4) Environmental tobacco, which
would increase tobacco use ces-
sation efforts.
To help accomplish these goals,
the Partnership has a variety of
activities planned that would get
the youth of the area involved in
the anti-tobacco campaign. Some
of the activities are: Youth Fun
Days, Sports Day, an essay con-
test, a motivational speaker and
movie night.
In Other Matters:
Kathy Mayne announced that she
would be resigning from her po-
sition as Partnership Coordinator.
Mayne will be moving to Minne-
sota in the very near future.
Janice Hicks told the Partnership
that the meal schedule has been
changed. There will be no early
evening meals (4 p.m.), which was
a big selling point for the Partner-
ship. She pointed out that private
funds would have to be received
to continue the meals.
JoAnne Thomason told the Part-
nership that all travel by students
and chaperones must be passed
by the Governor's Office, before it
is allowed.
The next Tobacco Free Partner-
ship meeting will be held on No-
vember 17 at the Trinity Episco-
pal Church.


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Yonclas Speaks On

Constitutional Amendments
By Rene TovDing


Nick Yonclas, an attorney and a
member of the Florida Bar, ad-
dressed an attentive crowd of
about 50 people on Thursday, Oc-
tober 22, at the Franklin County
Senior Center in Carrabelle. The
event was sponsored by the
Carrabelle Area Chamber of
Commerce.
Yonclas said at the outset that he
was only there to give some back-
ground and explanation of the
thirteen constitutional amend-
ments to the Florida Constitution.
The first four proposed amend-
ments have been proposed by the
Florida Legislature and the re-
maining nine were produced by
the Constitutional Revision Com-
mission (CRC), which was made
up of 37 people from various parts
of Florida, who have held public
meetings in different parts of the
state for the past fifteen months.
The nine proposals from the CRC
and the four from the Legislature
will appear on November election
ballot. The nine being made by the
CRC, were made after 15 hearings
had been held at various places
across the state. 187 proposals
were filed, of which the CRC ap-
proved 33 and combined them
into the nine proposed revisions.
Yonclas first showed a fifteen
minute tape made by the Florida
Bar. He then proceeded to deal
with the four legislative propos-
als. He stated that he was not
there to offer opinions, but asked
members of the audience to feel
free to ask questions on the
amendments, as they were dealt
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The first Amendment will have
a ballot title: Historic Property
Tax Exemption and Assess-
ment. According to Yonclas, this
amendment would allow the Leg-
islature to pass a bill that would
permit counties and municipali-
ties to grant ad valorem tax ex-
emption, and removes the re-
quirement that the owner be en-
gaged in renovating the property.
Local authorities would be able to
either give a partial or a complete
exemption. He said, "If you are in
favor of encouraging ownership
and restoration, this might be a
way." It strikes out of the previ-
ous law, the necessity for the
owner to be working on restora-
tion. In the wording, there is no
mention of the age of a building,
but Yonclas said he believed the
age would be stated in the new
general law, if the amendment
passes and would probably be the
same as that for a building to be
on the National Historical Regis-
ter. He said the local government
will have the option to make their
own ordinance, if they so desire.
One question asked was, "If I
bought a historic house and de-
cided not to fix it up, could I live
in it tax free?" The answer was
that if the local ordinances ac-
cepted the requirement that you
do not have to be fixing it up the
answer would be "Yes, you prob-
ably could." He said in this and
in other revisions, it will depend
upon the counties and the mu-
nicipalities to pass ordinances.
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NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS

1998 TAX ROLLS OPEN FOR COLLECTION
Notice is hereby given that the certified Tax Roll for the year 1998 has been delivered to
the Tax Collector by the Property Appraiser for collection. The tax rolls will be open for
payment November 1st, for the 1998 Ad Valorem, Personal Property and Centrally As-
sessed properties for:
Franklin County City of Apalachicola City of Carrabelle
Eastpoint Water & Sewer District Dog Island Conservation District *
Northwest Florida Water Management Alligator Point Water Resource District *

Payments may be made at the Franklin County Court House Highway 98, Apalachicola,
Florida, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or the
Carrabelle Branch Office-located in the Franklin County Health Department 106 NE
5th Street Carrabelle, Florida on Tuesdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
or payments may be mailed to the Franklin County Tax Collectors Office, P.O. Drawer
188, Apalachicola, Florida 32329.
SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS IS AS FOLLOWS:
4% Discount-November 01 thru November 30, 1998
3% Discount-December 01 thru December 31, 1998
2% Discount-January 01 thru January 31, 1999
1% Discount-February 01 thru February 28, 1999
NET AMOUNT DUE MARCH 1, 1999
PENALTIES BEGIN APRIL 1, 1999
Statements will be mailed to all property owners or their agents at the last known ad-
dress before November 1, 1998. If you do not receive your tax bill notice, please contact
this office at (850) 653-9323 or (850) 653-8384 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday or write to Franklin County Tax Collector, Post Office Drawer
188, Apalachicola, Florida 32329.
James A. Harris, Jr., CFC, Franklin County Tax Collector


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Newell Concert
Coming

On November 1st at 4 p.m. in
historic Trinity Church in
Apalachicola, the Ilse Newell Fund
for the Performing Arts will
present the Bounds Street Ceili
Band. The Celtic band from
Vicksburg, Mississippi, directed
by Tim Avalon, is composed of five
musicians who play a variety of
instruments-fiddle, Irish drums,
flute, whistle, accordion, tenor
banjo, mandolin and Irish
mandolin.
Bounds Street Ceili Band
performs traditional Celtic music
(with a groove!) including jigs,
reels, hornpipes, slip jigs, polkas,
gavottes, and a variety of songs.
The group was first formed in
1994 by Tim "Big Dog" Avalon
(fiddle, accordion), Mary "Maria
Samba" Fitzgerald (percussion,
guitar, vocals), Heather "Cheetah
Woman" Mitchell (flute,
bouzouki), Susan "Susan"
Wellman (tinwistle, vocals), all
original members of the band, and
Chico "Don" Sittman (jawharp).
Bounds Street Ceili Band per-
forms at a number of special
events and has performed previ-
ously at CelticFest, Mississippi
cultural Festival, the Jackson
Zoo's Mississippi Heritage Festi-
val, Jubilee Jam, Trustmark's
Friday in Smith Park,
Chimneyville Crafts Festival, Pio-
neer and Indian Festival,
Jackson's Earth day Celebration,
and ceilis sponsored by the Celtic-
American Heritage Society. In ad-
dition, Bounds Street Ceili Band
plays regularly at the area clubs
Fenian's and Hal and Mal's.









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30 October 1998 Page 3


EDITORIAL AND COMMENTARY


Remember To Vote November 3

By Tom Campbell
The political pundits are predicting a record low voter turnout on
November 3rd.
In 1994, in the last national election in which the U.S. presidency
was not at stake, only 38 percent of those eligible to vote bothered to
go to the polls. That's a sorry statistic. It also means fewer voters will
swing the election.
Vote as you wish, but remember to vote. It's important.


Tips &

Treats For

Halloween

As witches, goblins and super
heroes prepare to descend on
neighborhoods across the Capital
Area, the American Red Cross of-
fers parents some safety tips to
help prepare their children for a
safe and enjoyable trick-or-treat
holiday.
* Plan your route and share it with


your family. If possible, have an
adult go with you.
* Wear light-colored or reflective-
type clothing so you are more vis-
ible. (And remember to put reflec-
tive tape on bikes, skateboards
and brooms, too!)
* Be cautious of strangers and
animals.
* Have a grown-up inspect your
treats before eating. And don't eat
candy if the package is already
opened. Small, hard pieces of
candy are a choking hazard for
your children.
* Don't hide or cross the street
between parked cars.


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Message from

B. L. Cosey

October 18, 1998

"Board Members" and fellow
homeowners, I asked Ms. Molly
Reed to please read this Short
statement to you, as I am unable
to be at this meeting. I would like
to preface mny message to the
"Board Members" by stating that
I believe that their efforts to ef-
fect an acceptable agreement with
Ben Johnson have been sincere
and in good faith. However, I must
say at the outset that I disagree
with many of the facets of this
proposed agreement. I list my ob-
jections starting with the worst as
follows:
1. I do not believe any board
should ever tie the hands of their
own members by writing an agree-
ment not to protest, at any future
date, the actions of a known ad-
versary of the organization this
board represents.
This type of agreement was the in-
strument used in suing the POA
many years after the fact, and get-
ting ajudgement of $145,000.00
in the Herron case. Dr. Johnson,
doesn't have any real sense of
what this development will be,
when it will be developed, or who
will develop this property, and yet
you offer to allow him to amend
his existing plan of development
and not be able to offer any pro-
test?
2. The R.V. phase I permit clearly
states what may and may not be
built on this property in this first
phase. We should make every ef-
fort to see this development is of
the type and location as pre-
scribed in the Phase I building
permit. We should protest Phase
I unless some very serious prob-
lems that already exist are cor-
rected, prior to starting any addi-
tional developing. One such prob-
lem is the extension of the park-
ing lot into the road and utility
right-of-way. Simply allowing him
to give a like amount of land on
the north side of the road is not a
solution. I feel certain that;
Florida Power, GT Com, and
maybe even the water company
all have easement agreements
from the POA, to not only furnish
these easements, but to furnish
non-obstructed right-of-ways. If
these utility companies have
threats of lawsuits from the R. V.
Development, they will only allow
the POA members west of this
development to remain without
service until such time they can
have an unobstructed access to
the problem, if this problem oc-
curs, in the area that is covered
by Dr. Johnson's parking lot.
3. The DEP has already realized
that they probably made a mis-
take and will certainly welcome
some input from the POA relat-
ing to "Zero" lot line houses on the
bay side of this development. How
are they planning to handle the
sewage from these houses, which
will be bordering on wetlands and
on a lot the size of the house? The
R.V. probably hopes to use a
"grinder-pump system" which is
a guaranteed maintenance night-
mare and a guaranteed bay pol-
luter.
4. If Dr. Johnson follows his usual
actions, he is going to systemati-
cally refuse to agree to any items
of this agreement that evens
sounds fair and yet will use each
and every compromise this Board
of Directors has offered in this
agreement, to influence the Fran-


Yonclas from Page 2
suggested interested citizens
should follow through on any lo-
cal ordinances.
On Amendment 2 with a Ballot
title: Preservation of the Death
Penalty. This reflects the United
States Supreme Court interpreta-
tion of cruel and unusual punish-
ment. The story behind this revi-
sion, according to Yonclas, was it
emanates from the electric chair
not functioning quite correctly
and smoke and fire being seen at
one execution. Another prisoner
on Death Row appealed the use
of the electric chair as cruel and
unusual punishment. The Florida
Appeal Judges voted 4-3 to keep
electrocution as a means of capi-
tal punishment. In so doing, the
three who voted no pointed out
the language in the Florida Con-
stitution said cruel and unusual
punishment. The new version
would say cruel and/or unusual
punishment. If you vote for the
version, it will mean death pen-
alty would be upheld. he added it
was really a death penalty issue
and people will be on one side or
the other.
Amendment Number 3 Ballot
Title: Additional Homestead
Tax Exemption. Yonclas said it
was designed to give a further
benefit to those oeoole over 65
and living on a fixed income and
not to exceed $25,000 per house-
hold. He said that it was further
defined, in supporting documents
that the household income could
not exceed $20,000. Yonclas said
that the word household was not
defined, but could be, in the gen-
eral law that would be passed. He
said a yes vote would allow the
legislature to pass a general bill
to allow the counties and munici-
palities to pass their own ordi-


St. George Plantation Politics

Publisher's Note:
The two pieces below link together on the issue of the Resort
Village and the negotiations. President-elect Watson has advised
that the next negotiation session with Dr. Ben Johnson on his
Resort Village development, would probably take place sometime
in late November 1998.
Just before the break period at the Annual Meeting of the Planta-
tion Owner's Association (POA) on Saturday, October 17th, Mr.
B.L. Cosey, POA member and past Board member, submitted a
letter to be read to the assembled members by Board member
Molly Reid. She read the following material, as published below
and copies were distributed afterward.
Since Dr. Johnson was not at the POA meeting, the Chronicle
considered it most appropriate that he have an opportunity to
respond to the assertions made by Mr. Cosey. Dr. Johnson's re-
sponse is printed in the adjacent column.
The reader may wonder why devote this space to such an issue.
There are many reasons. The POA has considered these issues
since the fall of 1992; several litigations have been filed and some
are still pending. The POA is a major employer in Franklin County,
and its presence as an economic entity has some importance in
the economy of the area. The drawn out negotiations appear to
be near some sort of closure, if recent POA election results are
any indication.
Karen McFarland, a newcomer to the Board of Directors, shot up
in great popularity presumably, on her published platform of end-
ing the litigations and settling the disagreements with Resort Vil-
lage and Ben Johnson. This story is reported on page 1 of this
issue. She outpolled the "hardliner on density", Mr. William
Hartley, who has continually hammered away at using litigation
to thwart the progress of Resort Village and raising various envi-
ronmental arguments against Resort Village. Hartley polled
enough votes to put him in fourth place and therefore, outside
the qualification for becoming a member of the Board of Direc-
tors for the second time.
It is as if the membership has awakened to some of the personali-
ties who have been in the vortex of this issue and stymied progress
in a settlement with Dr. Johnson. Mr. Cosey, has been another in
this complex set of rhetorical arguments made against the con-
tinued progress of Resort Village. With the election on October
17th, it would appear as if the membership has spoken on the
issue and that points to a negotiated settlement with Dr. Johnson.
The voting pattern says nothing else except this. Even Mr. Cosey,
again raises the specter of using legal assistance to maintain the
POA position on certain of these matters.
I think there is much more to gain by openly discussing these
issues publicly, to not only better inform the POA membership,
but to preserve the few democratic processes contained in home-
owner associations of this type.
Tom W. Hoffer
Publisher


klin County Board of Commis-
sioners, without any indication
that these comprises were tied to
off-setting compromises he
[Johnson] was suppose to pass on
to the POA.
5. This beautiful island homeland
we enjoy, is suited for relaxed
walking, nature enjoying, and get-
ting away from the noise and glitz
of some tinsel-town beach resort.
There are a few developers and
real estate persons who are will-
ing to destroy this condition and
replace it with a second rate re-
sort area without a single second
thought. The principal uses for
this area is the seafood industry
and low density homes, basically
for retirees. These two groups
have the same goals in mind; the
preservation of the environment,
peace and privacy.
6. Finally, I ask you to please
carefully read Dr. Tom Adams' in-
formational document, as he has
spent thousands of hours re-
searching Federal, State, County
laws and restrictive covenants
relative to such a development as
the R.V. development. Dr. Adams ,


nuances and allow them to set the
amount of the exemption, up to
$25,000. He said in larger areas
such as Dade Cdunty, the govern-
ment saw that many tax deeds
were being filed and people were
losing their homes. This would
prevent a person of small income
from being taxed out of their
home, as property values in-
crease. The local communities
would not necessarily have to al-
low the entire $25,000. Yonclas
added that this particular revision
was probably the least political.
Amendment 4 Ballot Title: Re-
cording of Instruments in
Branch Office. Yonclas said that
this would probably not affect
Franklin County, as we have no
branch offices. However, in the
larger cities it means that a docu-
ment can be stamped as recorded,
on the day that it is recorded at
the branch office.
Yonclas then began the amend-
ments approved for listing on the
ballot by the CRC.
Amendment 5 Ballot Title: Con-
servation of Natural Resources
and a creation of a Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion to replace the Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission.
A constitutional commission
regulating game and fresh water
fish and the Marine Fisheries
Commission, composed of seven
people, commissioned by the Gov-
ernor and confirmed by the legis-
lature for staggered terms. The
proposal is backed by many envi-
ronmental groups, as they believe
the one single commission would
be less political and more inde-
pendent. There is opposition from
property rights groups. The
amendment makes a statement
that the state pass adequate laws
to conserve the state's natural re-
sources. Also, a proposal that will


also has a wealth of scientific
knowledge about the preservation
of this seafood nursery (Nick's
Hole) that is being threatened. The
only way we can protect this "our
homeland" is to be ready and will-
ing to protest any threat to this
area to our local .board of com-
missioners and if necessary, the
use legal assistance. The POA and
the CPO's have spent many thou-
sands of dollars and countless
thousands of hours trying to pro-
tect this "one of a kind" area and
I sincerely hope we are not will-
ing to junk all our efforts at this
last quarter, for the simple claim
saying, "We stopped, the lawsuits."
If this is the game, the last quar-
ter will be timeshare homes,
rowhouses and raw sewerage in
the bay.
Please don't let someone who is
pushing this agreement frighten
you and effect your vote with the
threat of a Johnson lawsuit.
Thank you for listening and God
Bless you on your decisions.
Sincerely, B. L. Cosey


allow the state to continue to is-
sue revenue bonds to continue
their preservation program. One
example would be, the State Park
on St. George Island. There is also
a provision that would make it
more difficult to dispose of envi-
ronmentally sensitive land.
Constitutional Revision 6: Bal-
lot Public Education of Chil-
dren. Yonclas said this was a
simple amendment that seems to
have little difference. He said,
"You wonder why it is in there." It
states education of the children
is a "fundamental value" and a
"paramount duty." It goes on to
state standards for required ad-
equate provision of free public
school and other needs of the
people. It also states that the pub-
lic schools must be "efficient, safe,
secure and offer a high quality
education." One lady asked if her
kids were going to school and
were threatened or had violence
done to them, could she get
money on a voucher, to send her
children to a charter school.
Yonclas said possibly. He also said
that there was opposition to the
revision, as some thought it may
be creating rights for parents that
some might not want to create. He
added that he had found out in
his 54 years, people can do any-
thing with words. The two words
"uniform system" could be ques-
tioned as to whether each student
in Florida should have an equal
amount of funding.
Constitutional Amendment 7:
Local Option for Selection of
Judges and Funding of State
Courts. There are two principal
proposals in this revision dealing
with the selection of judges and
the way the courts are funded. At
the present time, all circuit and
county judges are elected. The
proposed revision would require
that each county have an election


Rebporne To

Comments Of

BL Cosey

By Ben Johnson, Ph.D.
It seems that Mr. Cosey (a former
member of the Board of Directors
of the Plantation Owners Associa-
tion) would rather keep fighting
development of my property, no
matter what concessions I make.
In this case, he is objecting to a
potential settlement offer that was
drafted by the Board of Directors
of his own association, which they
recently submitted to their mem-
bership for review and comment.
If I understand the draft proposal
correctly, the Board contemplates
an end to its "war against my
project." In return, I would agree
to further reduce the density of
the development below the ap-
proved level. At this point, they
haven't made an official offer and
I probably wouldn't accept it ver-
batim, even if they did.
However, Mr. Cosey's comments
provide some insight into the
thinking of my most vehement
opponents, for whom the only
good development seems to be, no
development. Perhaps the most
revealing passage in his letter is
his statement that "the principal
uses" for property in "this area"
(perhaps referring to all of Frank-
lin County) are "the seafood in-
dustry and low density homes,
basically retirees."
Perhaps a few of Mr. Cosey's fel-
low retirees on the island also
think this way, but I believe most
members of the POA and the lo-
cal community have a broader vi-
sion. They know that the local
economy has to expand or young
people will be forced to move
away, and they realize that tour-
ism is a clean, labor intensive in-
dustry, that can bring in jobs
without spoiling this area's natu-
ral beauty. In fact, the vast ma-
jority qf Plantation owners are not
permanent residents, but sea-
sonal visitors themselves and
many rent their houses to tour-
ists on a daily or weekly basis.
Certainly, state and local officials
have long recognized tourism's
economic benefits and environ-
mental compatibility, More spe-
cifically, my property was recog-
nized as an ideal location for tour-
ism development many years be-
fore Mr. Cosey moved here. In fact,
since 1977-that's 21 years ago-
it has been officially designated
for development of high quality
resort hotels or motels, together
with affiliated uses, such as gift
and tourist shops, restaurants,
recreational amenities and simi-
lar activities.
It's too bad that some of the POA
members aren't willing to compro-
mise. They would rather give law-
yers hundreds of thousands of
dollars in a doomed attempt to
deprive me of my property rights.
Having built their homes behind
a gate, they seemingly don't want
anyone else to visit their part of
the island.
Don't be fooled, the battle over my
project has never been about en-
vironmental protection. This
project abides by every applicable
regulation, ordinance, develop-
ment order, permit and other re-
quirement. And it has consis-
tently put the environment first.
For instance, We have always of-
fered to keep buildings away from
wetlands, dunes and other envi-
ronmentally sensitive areas. Simi-
larly, we have DEP approval for
an extremely reliable and highly
advanced wastewater treatment
system that is worlds better than
the septic tanks used throughout
the Plantation, and we have no
plans to use the unreliable
"grinder pumps" Mr. Cosey claims
to be worried about. Actually, if
he is really worried about the risk
of raw sewage seeping into the
Bay, he should be concerned
about his own septic system,
which is less than 500 feet from
the Bay. In contrast, the effluent
from our advanced system will be
highly treated to remove virtually
all pollutants, then dispersed be-
low ground at an average distance
of more than half a mile from the
Bay.
I don't know what the outcome of
these settlement negotiations will
be. But Chronicle readers who
study Mr. Cosey's letter, should
now have a better idea why these
talks have dragged on for years
without reaching fruition.

in the year 2000, as to whether
they wish to continue this elec-
tion process or whether they
would elect to change the present
system, by which the state appel-
late judges are selected.
Presently, local commission rec-
ommendations on several candi-
dates for judge, are given to the
Governor, who makes the ap-


pointment. At the end of their
term, the judges who wish to re-
main on the bench are placed on
the ballot, with an option for the
electors to vote whether to retain
or not retain them.
The other proposal deals with the
funding of the state court. The
county would pick up a part of
the clerk of the court expenses
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The Governor Stone: A Real Treasure Eastpoint WINGS "Open House"


By Tom Campbell
The Eastpoint WINGS Program
will hold an Open House on Sat-
urday, October 31, between 11
a.m. and 1 p.m. The public is in-
vited.
WINGS is also planning a costume
Halloween Party for participants
from all WINGS sites with tricks,
treats, fun, games and prizes. The
party will be held at the Eastpoint
location of WINGS from 6 to 9
p.m.
Eastpoint WINGS Coordinator
Pamela Amato said, "we encour-


age all participants from WINGS
to attend and bring their friends."
For further information, please
phone Ms. Pamela Amato,
Eastpolnt WINGS Coordinator at
850-670-8151.


50th Wedding Anniversary


By Tom Campbell
One way to be sure you've experi-
enced the delights ofApalachicola
Bay is to take a cruise on The
Governor Stone.
"She is a National Historic Land-
mark," said First Mate Joe Terrell,
"just like the Constitution." His
pride was showing as he smiled,
"The Governor Stone is known
around the world. We get calls
from as far away as Australia,
with people wanting to know more
about her."
Joe Terrell is also the Adminis-
trative Assistant at the
Apalachicola Maritime Museum
on Water Street. He has been
working with Captain Jerry We-
ber for about three years on
The Governor Stone and at the
museum.
Built in 1877 for wealthy Charles
Greiner in Pascagoula, Missis-
sippi, for use as a cargo freighter,
The Governor Stone was named
for his good friend who was Gov-


ernor ot Mississippi, John
Marshall Stone, the first elected
governor of Mississippi after the
Civil War.
This 63-foot schooner weighs
28,000 pounds and can carry
28,000 pounds of cargo. It has
been in service as an oyster buy
boat, "rum runner," sponge
freighter, U.S. Merchant Marine
training vessel, yacht club com-
mittee boat and pleasure craft.
Captain Jerry Weber said, "Schoo-
ners were developed by the Dutch
back in the mid- 1600's for a work
boat. Since the beginning, boats
have had to pay for themselves."
The Governor Stone has been
sunk twice and beached twice by
hurricanes, but has survived to
become the last of her kind afloat.
Gifted to the Apalachicola Mari-
time Museum, Inc., by John
Curry, owner of the Governor
Stone since 1965, this historic
vessel now serves as a working
museum.


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Captain Jerry Weber, 100-year-old Mr. Art Shaver, and the
crew of The Governor Stone, Lee Matern, and First Mate
Joe Terrell.


Alternative Ed Program

Students Learn To Excel


By Tom Campbell
,A class of about twelve students
in the Alternative Ed Program of
Apalachicola High School is busy
building two boats from scratch.
"The project is challenging and
exciting for these students," said
Jerry Weber, Captain of the Gov-
ernor Stone and of the
Apalachicola Maritime Museum
at 268 Water Street in
Apalachicola.
Captain Weber is working with
Ken Bowman, Shop/Carpentry
Teacher at Apalachicola High
School. Through one of the Board
'members of the museum, Kirk
Blair, contact was made with Rep-
resentative Janegale Boyd several
years ago. The end result was a
grant, which Representative Boyd
helped to get, sponsoring a pro-
gram at Apalachicola High School.
The students are ages 14 to 19
years and all are working very well
on building the two boats. Each
boat is a 15-foot double-chine
skiff designed by Phil Bolger.
Shop Teacher Ken Bowman said,
"We should have the boats com-
pleted during November and
ready to be put in the water. This
is a wonderful project for these
students, who are learning skills
they can use all their lives, from
work around the house to build-
ing cabinets to building boats."
Mr. Bowman has taught the
Shop/Carpentry Class at
Apalachicola High for two years.
His approach with his students
is to seek to get them to take pride
in their work, while learning the
necessary skills, from handling
hammers and nails, to handling
electrical power tools.
Captain Jerry Weber said "the
idea started about two years ago,
over at the Maritime Museum,
when we built a couple of boats,
working with Alternative kids at
the museum." That program was
a success and led to the current
cooperation between Captain We-
ber and Shop Teacher Ken
Bowman.
Captain Weber made a cardboard
model of the boat as an instruc-
tional aid. This helps the students
visualize what the finished boat
will look like and how the pieces
go together as they are building.
The students work three to five
days a week, two to three hours a
day in the Shop Class. The two
boats should be complete by the
end of November.


Senior Manny Londono,
17-year-old student, said he was
enjoying the class and learning a


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Eastpoint, FL 32328
Office: (850) 670-8931
Res.: (850) 670-8323
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Two-hour sails out of Apalach-
icola are available with reserva-
tions. Group charters, special oc-
casion arrangements such as
weddings and reunions, extended
excursions, sunset and moonlight
cruises are available.
The Apalachicola Maritime Mu-
seum, Inc., is open 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. daily, except Mondays. For
more information, phone
850-653-8700.
The youngest passenger ever on
the vessel was two months old,
and the oldest, a gentleman 100
years old, who said, "I want to be
on anything older than I am." (See
PHOTO.) His name is Mr. Eddie
Lardent and "he is still very ac-
tive," said Joe Terrell.
The Governor Stone is 121 years
old and has been cared for like a
real treasure, which it is. See
Apalachicola Bay in a most de-
lightful way on The Governor
Stone. Be sure to check out the
treasures in the museum, too.,
You'll be glad you did.



great deal. Sophomore Chip
Sanders, also 17, said, "Call me
'Surfer' Chip, and say that I was
winner. of the Family Fun Day
Adult Mullet Toss in 1998." He
was working on the transom. "I'm
the builder of the stern," he
smiled.
Other students busy in the shop
class were: 15-year-old Tyrie
Cummings, 16-year-old Jebar
Pearson, 14-year-old Robert
Wilhoit, who was working with an
electric sander, and 14-year-old
Eric Gharst, who was using a skill
saw and cutting out the bilge
panel.
All the students seemed excited
about the project of building the
boats, and the teachers felt sure
the young boat-builders were
building pride, self-esteem and
skills in the process of getting the
boats built.
Tyrie Cummings said, "Tell all my
friends out there to 'keep it real.'
Be sure to put that in the article."
Another student smiled, "Come
take a picture when we put the
boats in the water. They may ac-


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LOVE CENTER
Holiness Church of the Living God
151 Tenth Street Apalachicola 653-2203
Schedule of Services
Early Worship Sunday Mornings 8:00 a.m.
Sunday Bible School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
Mid-Week Services-Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
"Love is what it is!"
Dr. Daniel White, Overseer Dr. Shirley White, Pastor
Everyone is welcome to come and worship with us.


"They will float," said Captain
Jerry Weber.. Said Shop Teacher
Ken Bowman, also laughing,
"Sure, no doubt about it. Our
reputation is counting on these
boats floating."
The students were busy with the
job at hand, focusing on their
tools and their crafts, and having
a very good time. Captain Weber
said, "If the students do the
project in a timely fashion, we
may have time for some sailing
skills on the Governor Stone."
















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Browne And Chapel Honored

By Cancer Committee

In a surprise ceremony, Loraine Browne and George Chapel,
Apalachicola, were presented plaques honoring their services to the
Franklin County Committee of the American Cancer Society on Thurs-
day, October 22, 1998.
For Loraine Browne, the plaque read, "...With heartfelt gratitude for
your tireless efforts in the interest of cancer patients in Franklin
County your 25 years of unselfish devotion and distinguished service
will long be remembered..."
To George Chapel, "...with this award, we wish to extend to you our
sincere appreciation for the 18 devoted years you have spent with us.
With this award of gratitude goes our best wishes and heartfelt thanks
for a job well done"


Carrabelle Cafe
PIZZA SUBS
Hot Philly Steak Subs Open 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. -
Hot Wings & More 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Daily
Sunday 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Bloomin' Onions: $3.95 Next to the Georgian Motel

EAT IN-TAKE OUT
CALL 697-8484




Chevron JR. FOOD MART

SimplySmarterTACO BELL
Located in the center of town.
Apalachicola
Open 6:00 a.n. to 12:00 midnight 7 days a week. Breakfast served daily. Chevron
gasoline, ATM machine, fish bait, free bag of ice with 12 pack beer purchase.
Telephone: 653-3444


St. George Island United
Methodist Church
201 E. Gulf Beach Dr.

(850) 927-2088

Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m.
Adult Sunday School: 8:30 a.m.
'Children's Sunday School During Service


First United Methodist
Church of Eastpoint
317 Patton Street at David

(850) 670-8875

Sunday Service: 11:00 a.m.
Adult Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 p.m.


Ted Schiller, Pastor
Area Cub Scouts Meet At Eastpoint Church Thursdays At 7:00 p.m.

Everyone is Welcome: Come as you are...God loves you that way!


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The 35; A4,4 Fla S4aood Fe


On November 6th, 7th and 8th the small coastal village
of Apalachicola will celebrate its 35th year of the
Florida Seafood Festival. The festival, the Oldest Mari-
time Celebration in the State of Florida, is renowned
for its cultural promotion of Florida's Commercial Fish-
ing Industry. Annually, a local volunteer board of direc-
tors starts early in the year in preparation for a three
day weekend which brings an estimated 18,000 people
to the quaint historical Hamlet, home to 2,500. Visitors
are encouraged as the town gears up for the
weekend's festivities. Arts and crafts, commercial.
crafts and of course wonderful fresh local seafood are
present at the Florida Seafood Festival. In addition,
Midway and Moorage live music, and many local and regional acts; and this
year's headliners Firefall (on Saturday the 7th) and
Exile (on Friday the 6th). Come join the excitement at
this year's Florida Seafood Festival. Walk along the
beautiful working waterfronts, observe the years of
history in the beautiful southern homes. Come join us
in Apalachicola.









Oyster Eating





Friday, November 6, 1998
Noon: Gates Open-No Admission.
4:00 5:00 p.m.: Tillman & Taff-Music Entertainment. Fireball
5:00 p.m.: Arrival of King Retsyo & Miss Florida Seafood
Aboard The Governor Stone.
5:15 pm.: Blessing Of The Fleet At Arrival Spot.
5:45 p.m.: Opening Ceremonies w/Love Center Band Leading Plenty To Eat
Procession To The Big Stage For The Ceremonies.
6:00 7:00 p.m.: 911-Music Entertainment.
7:30 8:30 p.m.: Wombats-Music Entertainment.
9:00 10:30 p.m.: Exile-Headline Entertainment.
10:45 p.m.: Park Closes.

Saturday, November 7, 1998
7:00 a.m.: Red Fish Run (Gibson Inn).
8:00 a.m.: Gates Open-$5.00 Admission (Kids Under 12 Free).
10:00 a.m.: Parade (Avenue E/Highway 98).
10:00 a.m.: Arts/Crafts/Food Vendors Open.S
11:45 1:00 p.m.: Southern Satisfaction-Music Entertainment \
(With Special Guest Appearance By Sandi Kight) 4 .
1:00 p.m.: Oyster Shucking Contest Followed By Oyster Eating.
2:00 3:00 p.m.: Kim Kitchin-Music Entertainment.
3:00 4:30 p.m.: Renegade-Music Entertainment. Exotic Eats
5:00 6:00 p.m.: Crooked Shooz-Music Entertainment. Of All Types
8:00 9:30 p.m.: Firefall--Headline Music Entertainment. Parade Festivities
9:00 p.m.: King Retsyo Ball (Armory) Southern Satisfaction

Sunday, November 8, 1998
9:00 a.m.: Gates Open-No Admission.
12:00 1:30 p.m.: Jim Morris-Music Entertainment.
2:00 4:00 p.m.: Local & RegionalActs--Music Entertainment.
4:00 p.m.: Festival Officially Ends. E F t i

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October 23, 1998


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Designed to benefit the Apalachicola Parks Fund, a myrid
of activities involving parents and their children were
staged in Battery Park on Saturday, October 24th. Many
parents seemed to have more fun than their children!


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and maintenance of the facility.
If passed this would also mean
that the county judge term of of-
fice would be changed from four
to six years.
Revision 8: Cabinet Restruc-
ture. The CRC is proposing that
the Cabinet should be stream-
lined into a smaller cabinet from
six to three. The elected Secretary
of State, Comptroller, Treasurer
and the Commissioner of Educa-
tion. They would make a new title,
Chief Finance Officer, who would
take over the duties of Comptrol-
ler and Treasurer. The Cabinet
would be the Chief Financial Of-
ficer, the Attorney General and the
Commissioner of Agriculture.
This proposal would seem to be
giving more power to the Gover-
nor, by virtue of the fact that if
there is a tie vote, the side the
Governor is on would prevail. The
proposal would also change the
State Board of Education from the
Governor and Cabinet to a seven
member board appointed by the
Governor and confirmed by the
Senate. This new board would
appoint the Commissioner of
Education.
Amendment Number 9: Basic
Rights. Yonclas said this amend-
ment addressed the equality of
men and women, but now more
explicitly recognized, by the ad-
dition of "male and female alike"
after-the phrase "All Natural Per-
sons" are equal before the law.
Christian Coalition and other
groups have taken "females and
males alike" and are putting forth
an argument that this would
sanction same sex marriages and
also make unisex bathrooms. The
CRC hired a Florida State Univer-
sity law professor to study this
wording and after seeing argu-
ments from seventeen or so
courts, have concluded it did not
mean that and it was an unjusti-
fied concern.
The other change is from the
phrase "Physical Handicap" to
"Physically Disabled."
Amendment 10: Local and Mu-
nicipal Property Tax Exemp-
tions. This proposition gives
counties the option to exempt real
property used for conservation
purposes. It also exempts tangible
property attachments to mobile
homes and furnishings in resi-
dential rental facilities, having ten
or fewer units.
Also, in the same proposition in-
volving taxation on leasehold
property owned by a municipal-
ity or special district and used for
airports and seaports. Appraisers
have tried to tax these facilities if
they are not used exclusively for
governmental purposes, while the
legislature has sought to exempt
Stem.
The courts have held that the ex-
emption cannot be made unless
a change to that effect is in the
constitution. The proposal will
broaden the constitutional tax
exemption to all property owned
by a municipality or county
Yonclas said "'his proposal allows
persons to have "ex-parte" com-
munications with local public
officials.
Revision 11: Elections. Florida
has long had primary elections
along party lines. This proposal
would allow all voters, regardless
of party affiliation, to vote in pri-
mary election where the winner
in that election, would have no op-
posinion in the general election.


Revision 12: Firearms Pur-
chases. The CRC revision deals
with firearms purchases and gives
counties the option to require a
waiting period of between three
and five days and a criminal his-
tory check, with respect to sale of
guns at places that have public
entry. This proposal would cover
all firearms, not just hand guns,
as now required by State and Fed-
eral Laws.
Revision 13: Miscellaneous and
Technical Revisions. This last
group of changes are mainly in
what is known as "housekeeping."
One requires that the future CRC
members be made a few months
earlier. Changing the Tax and
Budget Commission meeting to be
held every 20 years from 19 years.
All gender specific references will
be taken out of the Constitution.
The Ethics code will be moved to
an area of the constitution where
it more properly belongs. Military
court martial will be explicitly
authorized to impose prison sen-
tences:


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Marine 7

Fisheries

Commission
STATE OF FLORIDA
Chairman Patrick E. Geraghty, Ft. Myers
Vice-Chairman Barbara C. Barsh, Jacksonville
Commissioner Robert Q. Marston, M.D., Alachua
Commissioner George R. McElvy, Crystal River
Commissioner Robert D. Woodward III, Tallahassee
Commissioner Donald R. Hansen, Sebring
Commissioner Tony Moss, Miami

Red Snapper, Mullet, Tarpon &
Other Saltwater Fishing Rules
Approved


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Bisque Glazes
Stains Firing
Free Instruction
Finishwork
SLIP
Hours: 10-5 Tues-Fri
10-4 Sat
Mini Mall, Hwy 98
Carrabelle


850/697-4270


Stone Crab Limited
Entry & Apalachicola
Bay Shrimp Workshops
Scheduled
The Governor and Cabinet ap-
proved on October 13, 1998 sev-
eral saltwater fisheries manage-
ment rules and rule amendments
proposed by the Marine Fisheries
Commission. In addition, the
Commission has scheduled a se-
ries of public workshops to receive
input on stone crab limited entry
and Apalachicola Bay shrimping
* proposals.
Red Snapper Rule
This rule provides an automatic
closure of state waters to Gulf of
Mexico recreational red snapper
harvest when federal waters are
closed to such harvest, effective
November 1, 1998. This action
means that the Gulf recreational
red snapper fishery will be closed
in state waters beginning on No-
vember 1st this year, and the fish-
ery is expected to reopen in state
and federal waters on January 1,
1999.
Mullet Rule Amendments.
These rule amendments extend
the designation of mullet as a re-
stricted species to waters of the
Florida Panhandle west of the
Ochlockonee River (which now
maw that mullet is a restricted
species statewide), and prohibit
the possession and sale of mullet
taken in illegal gill or entangling
nets. These rule amendments
take effect November 16, 1998.


Snook Rule
Amendments--Final
Public Hearing (Re-
opened)
The Marine Fisheries Com-
mission reminds Interested
persons that it has sched-
uled a special one-day
meeting this month in Or-
lando in order to reopen
its final public hearing on
proposed amendments to
the snook management
rule. These rule amend-
ments would:
*reduce the recreational
daily bag limit for snook
from two fish to one per
person
* prohibit the captain and
crew on for-hire vessels
from retaining the snook
bag limit
* increase the minimum
size limit for snook from 24
to 26 inches total length
*prohibit the harvest of
snook larger than 34
inches total length
The public is encouraged to
participate at this hearing,
which will take place on
Fraday, October 23, 1998
from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at
the Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection Cen-
tral District Office, Lexing-
ton Building, 3319
Maguire Boulevard, 2nd
Floor, Suite 232, in Or-
lando.


Tarpon Tags Rule Amend-
ment
This rule amendment sets the to-
tal number of tarpon tags allowed
to be sold during the July 1 June
30 license year at 2,500 (with
1,250 tags reserved for fishing
guides). This rule amendment
takes effect November 16, 1998.
Keys Sanctuary Rule
Amendment Baitfish
This rule amendment, which ap-
plies to state waters in the Florida
Keys National Marine Sanctuary,
allows persons who possess a
valid federal permit to harvest
ballyhoo, balao, halfbeaks, and
herring in the Cheeca Rocks,
Hens and Chickens, Eastern Dry
Rocks, Rock Key, and Sand Key-
Sanctuary Preservation Areas
(SPA's) with a legal cast net or
modified lampara net (designed to
fish only at the water surface),
and in the Newfound Harbor SPA
with a legal cast net. This amend-
ment also prohibits the harvest of
all bycatch, contact with or dis-
turbance of the seabed,' and the
use of any other gear other than
that specified above in the desig-
nated SPA's. This rule amend-
ment takes effect November 16,
1998.
Southwest Florida Seasonal
Shrimp Trawl Closure Rule
Amendment
This rule amendment prohibits
the use of trawls to harvest
shrimp in state waters from
Wiggins Pass (north of Naples)
southward to the Tortugas
Shrimp Sanctuary from January
I through May 20, and is intended
to conform with a federal rule that
provides fora seasonal closure to
trawling in adjacent federal wa-
ters in order to prevent conflicts
between shrimp and stone crab
fishermen in this area. This rule
amendment takes effect Novem-
ber 16, 1998.
Apalachicola Shrimp
Public Workshop
The Marine Fisheries Com-
mission has scheduled a
public workshop to receive
input regarding proposals
to allow the limited use of
skimmer trawls to harvest
shrimp in Apalachicola
Bay, and to allow daytime
harvest of shrimp in the
bay from July 15 through
September 14 each year.
The public is encouraged to
participate at the work-
shop, which will take place
from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on
Monday, November 2,
1998 at the Franklin
County Courthouse, Court
Room, 33 Market Street, in
Apalachicola.
Stone Crab Limited Entry
Public Workshops
The Marine Fisheries Commission
has scheduled a series of-public
workshops to review Commission
recommendations and other al-
ternatives intended to control
participation in the state's stone
crab fishery. The public is encour-
aged to provide input at the work-
shops, which will all take place
' from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. as fol-
lows:
Monday, November 16, 1998
City Hall
600 W Ocean Drive, MM53.5
Key Colony Beach
Tuesday, November 17, 1998
Bonita Springs Main Street, Inc.
10520 Reynolds Street
Bonita Springs
Monday, November 23, 1998
Crystal River City Hall
123 N.W. Highway 19
Crystal River
Tuesday, November 24, 1998
Steinhatchee Community Center
1013 Riverside Drive S.E.
Steinhatchee



Domestic and
Sexual Violence
Volunteer and
Task Force
Meeting
November 9, 1998
Call for time and
location 697-3983.


Mullet Rule
Amendment To
Take Effect
On Monday, November 16,1999,
the rule for Black Mullet will
change. The rule change will ex-
tend designation of mullet as a
restricted species to waters of the
Florida Panhandle, west of the
Ochlockonee River. This rule
change will make mullet a re-
stricted species statewide. It will
also prohibit the sale of mullet
without the restricted species en-
dorsement.
Persons in possession of a valid
Saltwater Products License that
DO NOT have the restricted Spe-
cies Endorsement may apply for
a 90-day temporary Restricted
Species Endorsement while their
application is being reviewed. The
Saltwater Products License of
qualified applicants will then be
updated in approximately three
weeks following applicatiorL At
that time, applicants will be re-
quired to surrender their current
license in exchange for the up-
dated license at the DEP Florida
Marine Patrol Office nearest them.
For more information concerning
how to obtain a Restricted Spe-
cies Endorsement, please call the
DEP Saltwater Licenses and Per-
mits Office at 850/487-3122 be-
tween the hours of 8 a.m. and 5
p,m. Monday ftough Friday,


ight Under An

when she opens the bottom of the
egg, for obvious reasons. Indeed,
this why she chooses an open
porch for her work. Once cleaned,
she begins to sketch a bird, a fish,
a flower and then carefully etches
it into the side of the egg. She is
only limited by her imagination,
as to how this egg will turn out.
While she is working on the egg,
she sometimes chooses to carve
some part of it as open work.
When the work is done, she
makes her own holder, using
metal, and inserts a small night
light bulb and presto, she has an
original Ruth Ann masterpiece. "I
never make any that are exactly
the same." she said.
She modestly refuses to call her-
self an artist, but will allow that
she feels the work is creative.
When the word artisan was sug-
gested, she said she would allow
that. She is certainly a woman
with many talents.
Strangely enough, the pieces
when completed, are fragile look-
ing but actually are very sturdy.
The shell is quite thick. Ruth Ann


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Ostrich Egg
By Rene Topping
Ruth Ann Howard of Alligator
Point, a mother and wife, is some-
times put out on the porch by her
family, but she doesn't mind. You
see, the porch that faces the ca-
nal is her workshop and it is here
she cleans the huge ostrich eggs
she makes into charming night
lights.
She took up carving and etching
these oversized eggs a few years
ago. She says that the first ques-
tion she is asked when people see
her night lights for the first time,
is how she gets the eggs. "I get
the infertile eggs from an ostrich
farm just outside of Tallahassee.
I used to get them from the farm
in Crawfordville, but she is not
hatching them anymore"
When asked "What got you
started on this particular craft she
said, "When I lived in the Virgin
Islands I started out by carving
calabash gourds. When I moved
up to the States I did not have as
ready an access to the calabash
gourds. So then I started etching
designs on goose eggs. I dyed the
whole egg black and used a
dremel tool to etch out everything
except my design."
Adding that she had always
wanted to try an ostrich egg, she
said she found one that someone
had colored and then attached
jewelry to. She said, "In my opin-
ion, the shape of the ostrich shell
is so beautiful that the less you
do to the shell itself, the better I
like it."
She says, "The ostrich is by no
means an endangered creature
and is now being raised for food."
Indeed, Ruth Ann says that the
infertile eggs could be just thrown
away, as so much is in our soci-
ety. "This is one of nature's most
beautiful shapes." she said. "And
it deserves to be used."
The tools of her trade is the dremel
with it's interchangeable bits. She
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A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


The Franklin Chronicle


Second Circuit

Court Report A

The Honorable Judge F.E. Steinmeyer
Assistant State Attorney Ron Flury
Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger
July 20, 1998 j


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All defendants are innocent of the charges listed below until proven otherwise
in a court of law.
ARRAIGNMENTS
Riley Shaw: Charged with one count of Uttering. The defendant pleaded Not
Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on
November 16. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender
Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, Apalachicola State Bank Vice-President,
Mark Edenfield, reported to a law enforcement officer that he had received a
forged check at the bank. An employee at the bank cashed the check that was
made out for $25. The check allegedly belonged to James E. Plier of Port St.
Joe. Mr. Plier signed an affidavit of forgery and the bank employee allegedly
picked the defendant out of a line-up.
Steven Beebe: Charged with one count of Grand Theft. The defendant pleaded
Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on
November 16. The defendant, was represented by Assistant Public Defender
Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, on September 2, 1998, Leon Taylor
allegedly observed Wayne Brandon Messer running to a blue pick-up truck
carrying Mr.Taylor's 9.9 Force 1996 outboard motor. Messer allegedly placed
the motor into the back of the truck. With the vehicle not starting, Mr. Taylor
was able to get his motor and summon the police. The defendant was allegedly
acting as a look- out and driver of the vehicle.
Etta Griggs: Charged with one count of Robbery. The defendant pleaded Not
Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on
November 16. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender
Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, the defendant allegedly entered the
home of Ms. Clara Edwards and told Ms. Edwards that she was collecting
money for Crooms Transportation, $5.00. When Ms.Edwards pulled out her
money, the defendant allegedly grabbed it out of her hand and ran. A law
enforcement officer pursued the defendant to her friends house where she
was caught and returned to Ms. Edward's house. Ms.Edwards identified the
defendant as the person who took her money.
Maurice Southall: Charged with one count of Trafficking in a Controlled Sub-
stance. The defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. The case was contin-
ued for pretrial on November 16. The defendant was represented by Assistant
Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, on September 8, 1998, a law enforce-
ment officer was informed by a Apalachicola resident that there was sus-
pected drug dealers on 7th Street. When arriving at the residence of the sus-
pected drug dealers, the officer saw two black males, who were sitting on the
front porch of the house,-run to an abandoned house next door. One suspect,
who was identified by his Florida drivers license as being Cornelius James,
was allegedly found hiding behind the abandoned house and was taken into
custody. The defendant was allegedly found hiding inside the abandoned house
and was taken into custody. The officers searched the home on 7th street. The
officers discovered a cigar box on the porch where the two suspects were
sitting. The box allegedly contained four pieces of suspected crack cocaine.
The officers also found a bag that allegedly contained two handguns, eight
small plastic bags containing suspected crack cocaine, a glass tube contain-
ing suspected crack cocaine, and suspected cannabis. The suspected can-
nabis and cocaine were field tested by the officers and tested positive. The two
suspects from Polk county were taken to Franklin County Sheriffs office for
booking.
Cornelius James: Charged with one count of Trafficking in a Controlled Sub-
stance. The defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer
continued the case for pretrial on November 16. The defendant was repre-
sented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The probable cause report
for Mr. James is the same as Mr. Southall's.
Craig Ash: Charged with one count of Possession of a Firearm on School
Property. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on November 16.
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, on August 31,1998, a law enforce-
ment officer responded to a call at Apalachicola High School. The defendant
allegedly had a gun in his pocket on school grounds according to a witness.
Scott Focht:, Charged with one count of Criminal Mischief and Indecent Ex-
posure. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for arraignment on November
16. ,, ,.,
According to the probable cause reports, on June 15, 1998, a law enforce-
ment officer was dispatched to an EZ Serve in Carrabelle. When arriving at
the scene, Lisa Harvey told the officer that a man in a dark brown vehicle had
exposed his penis to her. The vehicle that Ms. Harvey described was seen at
the Beachside Motel. Ms. Harvey was taken to the motel to describe the ve-
hicle and the suspected defendant, which she did. On July 7, a officer was
dispatched to the Beachside Motel. The officer asked the couple to leave'the
motel because they were causing a disturbance. The defendant allegedly had
dumped a bag of kitty litter into the sink and toilet of the room. The air condi-
tioner had also been allegedly destroyed. Damages done were estimated at
$1,000.
John Beyrer: Charged with one count of Burglary of a Dwelling. The defen-
dant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case
for pretrial on November 16. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger. Probable cause report was unavailable for this case.
David Hutchinson: Charged with one count of Battery on a Law Enforcement
Officer, Resisting an Officer with Violence and Indecent Exposure. The defen-
dant pleaded Not Guilty to the offenses. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case
for arraignment on November 16. The defendant was represented by Assis-
tant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, during the early hours of September
13, 1998, a law enforcement officer arrived with the defendant at the Franklin
County Jail. The defendant had been put under arrest for indecent exposure.
When the officer tried to get the defendant, who was allegedly intoxicated, out
of the police car, the defendant allegedly refused. When the officer finally got
the defendant out of the car, the defendant got face to face with the officer and
bumped his chest into the officer. The defendant resisted when the officer
tried to take him' through the doors of the jail.
Glen Hammonds: Charged with one count of Armed Robbery with a Firearm.
The defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued
the case for pretrial on November 16. The defendant was represented by As-
sistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, on September 11 of this year, Glen
Hammonds, Curtis Gordie, and Paula Gordie pulled up to the Swifty Mart in a
red Chevy Beretta on Highway 98 in Apalachicola. The driver, Curtis Gordie,
got out to pump the gas while Paula Gordie remained in the car. Glen
Hammonds allegedly got out of the car with a .22 rifle and a green shirt wrapped
around his head. Hammonds allegedly entered the store with the rifle and
ordered the clerk to give him all the money. The clerk, Sami Bigelow, thought
it was a joke at first. The defendant then allegedly put the gun to the temple of
her head. She then gave all the money in the cash register to the suspect,
Hammonds. At this time, Deputy Spence Massey pulled up to the store and
saw the suspect with the rifle. Deputy Massey. armed with a shotgun, told the
suspect to drop his gun. The suspect dropped the gun and fled the scene. The
other suspects. Curtis and Paula Gordie. had fled the scene in the car. Thirty
minutes later. Deputy Register apprehended Hammonds and took him back
to the store where the clerk identified him. A few minutes later, Deputy Kevin
Newell apprehended Curtis and Paula Gordie.
Curtis Gordie: Charged with one count of Armed Robbery with a Firearm and
Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. The defendant pleaded Not
Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on
November 16. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender
Kevin Steiger. Mr. Gordie's probable cause report is the same as Glen
Hammonds.
Paula Gordie: Charged with one count of Accessory After the Fact. Judge
Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on November 16. The defendant
was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Mrs. Gordie's
probable cause report is the same as Glen Hammonds and Curtis Gordie
Richard Adkison: Charged with one count of Grand Theft Auto, DUI, Driving
while License is Suspended and Careless Driving. The defendant pleaded Not
Guilty to the offenses. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on
November 16. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender
Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, a law enforcement officer was dis-
patched to a three-vehicle collision with injuries at Carrabelle Beach. The
officer was allegedly advised by someone at the scene that the defendant was
at fault and he had been drinking. The officer went to Weems Hospital, the
defendant had been taken there after the accident. The officer was suspicious
of the defendants story. The officer discovered that the car the defendant was
driving had allegedly been stolen. When the defendant was released from the
hospital, he was immediately placed under arrest.
George Tolliver: Charged with one count of Sale of a Controlled Substance.
The defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued
the case for pretrial on November 16. The defendant was represented by As-
sistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.


Danny Wallace: Charged with three counts of Sale of a Controlled Substance.
The defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued
the case for pretrial on November 16. The defendant was represented by As-
sistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause reports, on three different ocassions, August
20, August 21, and September 9 of this year, the defendant had allegedly sold
crack cocaine to a confidential informant. All of the sales had been caught on
police video surveillance that was in the CI's vehicle.
William Key: Charged with one count of Sale of a Controlled Substance. The
defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the
case for pretrial on November 16. The defendant was represented by Assistant
Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, on September 9, 1998, the defendant
allegedly sold crack cocaine to a confidential informant. The defendant was
identified from police video surveillance that was in the CI's vehicle.
Melvin Myers: Charged with one count of Sale of a Controlled Substance. The
defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the
case for pretrial on November 16 The defendant was represented by Assistant
Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, on September 9, 1998, the defendant
allegedly sold crack cocaine to a confidential informant. The defendant was
identified from a police video surveillance unit that was in the CI's vehicle.
Karl Lowe: Charged with one count of Grand Theft. The defendant pleaded
Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on
November 16. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender
Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, on September 20, 1998, a law en-
forcement officer responded to a call and spoke with Richard Andrews, the
captain of a grouper boat named Midnight Fish II. Mr. Andrew claimed that he
had left his boat for 10 minutes with the defendant still on the boat. When he
returned, the defendant was allegedly gone and so was some of his very ex-
pensive fishing equipment. Mr. Andrews stated that the defendant allegedly
had a bad crack cocaine problem and he would probably try and sell the
equipment. The defendant was found by the police on Fourth Street.
Eric Campbell: Charged with one count of Burglary of a Dwelling. The defen-
dant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case
for pretrial on November 16. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, on September 11 of this year, Officer
Arnold Tolliver received a call from Mr. Charles Mayo that his brothers house
had been burglarized. After investigating the home that had been robbed,
Officer Tolliver noticed bicycle tracks going to and from the Mayo home. The
officer began searching for anyone on a bicycle. The Officer saw the defendant
on a bicycle, which had same tires from the ones at the scene. The defendant
had two packages on him, which the officer took and showed to Charles Mayo.
Mr. Mayo identified them as being his brothers items.
Jimmy Sanders: Charged with one count of Possession of a Firearm by a
Convicted Felon and Possession of Cannabis. The defendant pleaded Not Guilty
to the offenses. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on Novem-
ber 16. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin
Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, on September 23 of this year, mem-
bers of the Sheriffs Office Narcotics Unit and Franklin County Sheriffs ex-
ecuted a search warrant at #489 McIntyre Road. In the house the officers
allegedly found a 12 gauge shotgun, a 20 gauge shotgun, and a .22 rifle. The
officers also allegedly found cannabis in various parts of the master bedroom,
front porch, an rear porch.
Anthony Sanders: Charged with one count of Resisting an Officer. The defen-
dant pleaded No Contest to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the
defendant Guilty and sentenced him to 18 days of jail with credit for 18 days
time served. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin
Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, on October 2, 1998, two officers saw
the defendant on a bicycle on the side of the road. The defendant had an
active warrant on him from previous offenses. When the officers approached
the defendant, he allegedly ran. The officer caught the defendant. The defen-
dant allegedly tried to get away from the officer and after two minutes of struggle,
the officers were able to get the defendant into handcuffs. The defendant was
transported to the county jail:
Daniel Davis: Charged with four counts of Grand Theft, one count of Forgery
and Uttering. Judge Steirimeyer continued the case for pretrial on December
14. The defendant was represented by Attorney Michael Shuler.
According to the probable cause reports, in January of 1997, the Division of
Insurance Fraud conducted an investigation into allegations that the defen-
dant accepted a premium from a customer and failed to forward the money to
the insurance carrier. The defendant allegedly made fraudulent documents
which were presented to the customer as proof of coverage. Following these
allegations, the Division of Insurance Fraud received numerous inquiries from
other people that had insurance dealings with "Cook Insurance Agency". Three
other potential victims were identified from these inquiries. Barfield's Roofing
and Sheet Metal used the defendant to get workers' compensation insurance.
A Mr. Barber of Eastpoint used the defendant to get cargo insurance for his
trucks. Mr. Barber had a load of seafood stolen and went to make a claim on
his cargo, policy and discovered that he had no coverage. The defendant alleg-
edly paid, for the claim out of his own pocket. Allen Brother's Seafood re-
newed their workers' compensation policy several times with the defendant
before some of their workers had some serious injuries. When all these com-
panies filed claims they were allegedly either paid by the defendant or par-
tially paid with his own money.
PRETRIAL
*Everette Barrack: The defendant has been charged with one count of the
Sale of Cannabis, Possession with Intent to Sell Cannabis, Possession of Less
than 20 Grams of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Judge
Steinmeyer has continued the case for trial on November 18. The defendant
was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
*Amended Complaint
Willie Baucham: The defendant has been charged with one count of Resisting
an Officer with Violence, Petit Theft and Aggravated Assault. Judge Steinmeyer
continued the case for pretrial on November 16. The defendant was repre-
sented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
John Burks: The defendant has been charged with the Sale of Cannabis.
Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced him to 2
years of probation and 100 days of jail with credit for 1 day time served. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Michael Campbell: The defendant has been charged with one count of Sexual
Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Burglary with Assault Therein, Aggravated
Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and
Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case
for pretrial on November 16. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
William Cargill: The defendant has been charged with one count of Sale of
Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine, Attempted Sexual Battery and False Impris-
onment. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on November 16.
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger for
the first two offenses and he was represented by Attorney Howard Schumacher
for the last two offenses.
Anthony Croom: The defendant has been charged with one count of a Sexual
Act with a Child Under 16. Judge Steinmeyer has continued the case for pre-
trial on November 16. The defendant was represented by Attorney Paul
Komarek.


Billy Dalton: The defendant has been charged with one count of Trespass of
a Conveyance and DUI. The defendant pleaded No Contest to the offenses.
Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced him to 1
year of probation. Judge Steinmeyer ordered the defendant to pay $1.500 in
restitution to State Farm and $250 to his victim. The defendant was repre-
sented. by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Daniel Davis: The defendant has been charged with one count of Divert or
Misappropriate Funds and Uttering. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for
pretrial on December 14. The defendant was represented by Attorney Michael
Shuler.
Danny Dillon: The defendant has been charged with one count of Dealing
Stolen Property. Judge Steinmeyer has continued the case for trial on Novem-
ber 18. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin
Steiger.
Robert Dillon: The defendant has been charged with one count of Manslaughter
by DUI and two counts of DUI with Serious Injuries. Judge Steinmeyer con-
tinued the case for pretrial on November 16. The defendant was represented
by Attorney John Kenny.
Frederick Estes: The defendant has been charged with one count of Dealing
Stolen Property. Judge Steinmeyer has continued the case for pretrial on No-
vember 16. The defendant was represented by his attorney, Mr. Shuler.
Jamaail Fenn: The defendant has been charged with one count Possession
with Intent to Sell Cannabis, Resisting Arrest without Violence and Driving
while License is Suspended. The defendant pleaded No Contest to the offenses.
Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced him to 2
years of probation and 90 days of jail with credit for 2 days of time served.
Judge Steinmeyer also ordered the defendant to pay $375 in fines. The defen-
dant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Noah Goodson: The defendant has been charged with one count of Cultiva-
tion of Cannabis and Possession of Cannabis More Than Twenty Grams. The
defendant pleaded No Contest to the offenses. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated
the defendant Guilty and sentenced him to 150 days in jail with credit for 3
days time served. Judge Steinmeyer also ordered the defendant to pay a $275
fine. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.

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Second Circuit Court from Page 8
Ronald Henderson: The defendant has been charged with one count of Sale
of Cocaine Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on November 16.
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Michael Hill: The defendant has been charged with one count of Sale of Can-
nabis and Cultivation of Cannabis. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for
pretrial on November 16. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
Travis Hill: The defendant has been charged with one count of Principal to
Sale of Cannabis. Possession with Intent to Sell Cannabis. Cultivation of Can-
nabis, Possession of a Firearm During Commission. Possession of Less Than
20 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Judge
Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on November 16. The defendant
was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Thomas Hudson: The defendant has been charged with one count of Murder
First Degree. Armed Robbery with a Firearm. Burglary with Assault Therein.
Possession of a Firearm During Commission and Grand Theft of a Motor Ve-
hicle. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on December 14. The
defendant was represented by Attorney Gregory Cummings.
William Jones: The defendant has been charged with one count of Lewd and
Lascivious Assault on a Child Under the Age of 16. Judge Steinmeyer contin-
ued the case for pretrial on November 16. The defendant was represented by
Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Henry Martin: The defendant has been charged with one count of Attempted
Burglary of a Dwelling, Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer and Violation of
Injunction for Protection. The defendant pleaded No Contest to the offenses.
Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced him to 2
years probation and 120 days of jail with credit for 105 days time served.
Judge Steinmeyer ordered the defendant to pay a $275 fine. The defendant
was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
John Nowling: The defendant has been charged with one count of Resisting
an Officer with Violence. The defendant pleaded No Contest to the offense.
Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and was sentenced to2
years of probation and 7 months of jail with credit for time served to be deter-
mined later. Judge Steinmeyer ordered the defendant to pay a $275 fine. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Melissa Nowling: The defendant has been charged with one count of Aggra-
vated Battery on a Pregnant Victim. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for
arraignment on November 16. The defendant was represented by Assistant
Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Jessica Poole: The defendant has been charged with one count of Burglary of
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Kevin Steiger.
Michael Richardson: The defendant has been charged with one count of Pos-
session of Cocaine with Intent to Sell and Possession with Intent to Sell Can-
nabis. The defendant pleaded No Contest to the offenses. Judge Steinmeyer
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also ordered the defendant to pay a $375 fine. The defendant was represented
by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Andre Rosier: The defendant has been charged with one count of Possession
of Cocaine with Intent to Sell. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for trial
on November 18. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender
Kevin Steiger.
Kenneth Rucker: The defendant has been charged with one count of Crimi-
nal Mischief and Violation of Injunction for Protection. Judge Steinmeyer con-
tinued the case for November 16. The defendant was represented by Assistant
Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Tyrone Russ: The defendant has been charged with one count of Sale of
Cocaine and Possession of Cocaine. The defendant pleaded No Contest to the
offenses. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty. The defendant
was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Yolanda Sanders: The defendant has been charged with one count of Grand
Theft. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on November 16. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Natasha Stallworth: The defendant has been charged with one count of Ag-
gravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case
for trial on December 17. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
Samantha Stone: The defendant has been charged with two counts of P.W.B.C.
Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on December 14. The defen-
dant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Ben Turrell: The defendant has been charged with one count of Sale of Co-
caine. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on November 16. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Alex Williams: The defendant has been charged with one count of Sale of
Cocaine. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on November 16.
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Thomas Wright: The defendant has been charged with one count of Sale of
Cannabis. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for trial on November 18.
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Donald Lilley: The defendant has been charged with one count of Resisting
without Violence, DUI and N.V.D.L. The defendant pleaded No Contest to the
offenses. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced
him to 1 year probation and 10 days of jail. Judge Steinmeyer ordered the
defendant to pay a $650 fine and a restitution of $700 to Brian Myers. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger;


1998 began with 10 houses un-
der construction in the Plantation
and now an additional two have
begun. There are now a total of
318 homes that have been built
in the Plantation. From March
through August, the high rental
season, there were about 115
houses rented per week. The peak
of the season was in late July and
early August with 140. Rental
guests occupying the houses
numbered 23,079 persons.
The 1999 budget was also pre-
sented, now totaling $937,050.11.
Major expenses include:


Employees:
Financial:
Legal:
Capital
Improvements:
Utilities:


$420,941.22
209,656.29
81,093.80
72,700.00
35,145.00


Employee Expenses
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VIOLATION OF PROBATION (VOP)
Bill Miller: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered a denial to the offense.
Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a hearing on November 16. The de-
fendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Tony Nowling: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered an admission to the
offense. Judge Steinmeyer reinstated probation and reimposed all conditions.
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Gregory Starkey: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered an admission to
the offense. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced
him to 11 months and 29 days of jail with credit for 82 days time served. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Tonya Brown: Charged with VOP. Judge Steinmeyer reinstated probation with
all conditions to remain the same. The defendant was represented by Assis-
tant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Ronald Henderson: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered a denial to the
offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a hearing on November 16.
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Brent Roulhac: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered a denial to the
offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a hearing on November 16.
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
William Wood: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered a denial to the of-
fense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a hearing on November 16.
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Billy Beverly: Charged with VOP. Judge Steinmeyer terminated probation
and ordered all money due to be paid. The defendant was represented by
Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Kevin Harless: Charged with VOP. The defendant was stipulated as incompe-
tent with order forthcoming. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
Matthew Parramore: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered an admission
to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sen-
tenced him to 2 years community control and all prior conditions were reim-
posed. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin
Steiger.
Holly Stripling: Charged with VOP. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for
a hearing on November 16. The defendant was represented by Assistant Pub-
lic Defender Kevin Steiger.
Danny Wallace: Charged with VOP. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for
a hearing on November 16. The defendant was represented by Assistant Pub-
lic Defender Kevin Steiger.
Allan Martin: Charged with VOP. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a
hearing on November 16. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.


Most of the POA income comes
from association dues. For 1999,
dues for homeowners will be
$1602, and lotowners, $728.


1999 Budgeted Expenses

Capital Improvements
r 8%
Maintenance
4%
Equipment Purchases
2%
Supplies
4%
Utilities
4%
Insurance
S;- 2%
/ Taxes & Licenses


Meetings & Committees
1%





Financial
21%


Legal
9%


Harvesters

Speak Out

At Oyster

Workshop

By Aaron Shea
Approximately 15 oyster harvest-
ers and dealers (fishermen) were
at the Franklin County Court-
house on October 19 to voice their
opinions on the current four day
summer oyster season work week
and oyster bay limits. There to
discuss this situation with the
fishermen were Bill Teehan, Fish-
eries Management Analyst for the
Marine Fisheries Commission,
Bob Woodward, a Commissioner
for the Marine Fisheries Commis-
sion, David Heil, Bureau Chief
with the Department of Environ-
mental Protection (DEP), and
Mark Berrigan, Environmental
Administrator with DEP.
Currently, fishermen in the
Apalachicola Bay have a four day
work week, Monday through
Thursday, for the summer oyster
harvesting season, which begins
July 1 and ends September 30.
They want a 5, 6, or possibly 7
day work week for this season.
This would mean more revenue
for the harvesters and dealers.
"We would like to ask you to give
us a longer work week in the sum-
mer or at least some flexibility,"
said fisherman Ken Folsum, who
was very vocal throughout the
workshop. Some flexibility is im-
portant, as one fisherman ex-
plained, "If the Bay is closed for,
et us say, four days, we've lost
four days of work. If we could gain
those days back on a Friday, Sat-
urday or Sunday, that would put
us back to where we need to be.
When we lose those days, we lose
money. If you don't work, you
don't eat."
One of the harvesters pointed out
that when this restriction on
working days was created, there
were a thousand boats out in the
Bay harvesting oysters. They es-
timated that there are only about
180 boats harvesting oysters in
the Bay today, which means the
oysters are being harvested at a
slower rate than they were around
S15 years ago. "Basically, they
want any increase that the re-
source can stand," said Bill
Teehan.
The oyster bag limit was another
concern that was brought up by
the harvesters. "I would like to see
the bag limit took off said Bobby
Varnes. "You got two to three
people on a boat and you are
causing hardship on them. I take
my wife and kid, who work with
me, out on the boat with me and
I am only allowed 20 bags. You
can't feed a family on that."
The statewide bag limits on oys-
ter harvesting states that the com-
mercial bag limit for all counties
of the state, no person shall har-
vest or take for commercial pur-
poses more than 20 bags of oys-
ters per person or vessel, which-
ever is less, per day.
Bill Teehan will present these is-
sues to the Marine Fisheries Com-
mission on December' 8. "After I
present the results of the work-
shop to the Commission, they will
see if it is practical to move ahead
on these issues."


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the beach cleanup and is passion-
ate in her love of the beauty of her
surroundings on the Point. As the
estimated about one eighth of an
inch and says the finished prod-
uct is hard to break.
At one point in her life, Ruth Ann
was in social work and says that
now, when she is away from that
she feels free to create something
beautiful. "It is a soul satisfying
act to watch the design take place,
as I etch out whatever I have cho-
sen for this egg."
Association representative, she is
a watchdog for any problems in
the matter of Planning and Zon-
ing and does not hesitate to speak
out on behalf of the members at
the monthly Franklin County
Planning and Zoning Board. She
teaches on a substitute basis in
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Jay Just Too

Much For

Panthers

By Valerie Hampton
The Carrabelle Panthers traveled
four hours to Pensacola to go
head-to-head with the Jay Roy-
als on October 16. The ride back
from Pensacola must have felt like
40 hours for the Panthers because
of the 41 to 3 defeat that they had
lingering in their minds. The loss
dropped the Panthers record to 1-
4 on the season.
From the opening snap of the
game, the Jay players dominated
the line of scrimmage. On their
first offensive possession of the
game, they drove the ball right
down the field for a touchdown.
With the early 7 to 0 lead, the Jay
defense smothered the Carrabelle
offense, forcing turnover after
turnover, which decimated the
Panthers. The Royals took advan-
tage of those turnovers with two
touchdowns, following the Pan-
ther's miscues in the second
quarter. "They shut our offense
down," said coach Robert
Humphries, who also pointed out
that they were without the ser-
vices of stand out back Stephen
Millender.
Already trailing by a large mar-
gin, the Panther's'did show some
signs of life on the offensive side
of the ball. Starting with the ball
at their own 38 yard line after a
18 yard Ryan Holton punt return,
Jarrod Billonsly, who led the Pan-
thers with 56 yards rushing, ran
a quarterback keeper all the way
to the Royal's 36 yard line.
Billonsly then completed a pass
to DJ Taylor, who took the ball
down to the Royal's 10 yard line.
The Panthers, unable to put the
ball into the endzone, called on
Jeremy Owens to kick a 23 yard
field goal. Owens split the up-
rights and got Carrabelle on the
scoreboard with :53 left in the first
half.
Jay started the second half the


way they started the first half and
that was with great play in all as-
pects of the game. After three
plays and out for the Panthers,
Jay came up with a blocked punt
on special teams. The Royal's of-
fense took full advantage of the
great field position, by scoring on
the very next play.
Desperately trying to get some
points on the scoreboardand fail-
ing to move the ball on offense,
Carrabelle coach Robert Hum-
phries reached into his bag of
tricks. Punter Ryan Holton faked
the punt and ran to the 42 yard
line, which gave the Panthers a
much needed first down and kept
the drive alive. Jarrod Billonsly
then ran up the middle to the
Royal's 42 yard line. Billonsly
then went to the air completing a
pass to Levi Millender for 22
yards. The drive died however,
ending the Panther's last attempt
at cutting into Jay's 41 to 3 lead.
"They physically dominated us in
every phase of the game," said
coach Thomas, "Offense, defense,
and the kicking game. They were
just stronger."
Carrabelle Game Statistics: 33
carries for 104 yards of rushing
for the team; Jarrod Billonsly, 13
carries for 56 yards, 6 completed
passes out of 17 attempts for 53
yards; DJ Taylor, 3 receptions for
27 yards; Jeremy Owens, 10
tackles.


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By Aaron Shea
From the opening kickoff of last
Friday nights homecoming game
at Carrabelle, it was apparent that
the Aucilla Warriors were being
"thrown to the wolves" or in this
case "panthers." The Panthers of-
fense lit up the helpless Warrior's
defense for 395 yards of total of-
fense, en route to a 46 to 0 tri-
umph. The defense was just as
aggressive and impressive, allow-
ing the Warrior's only 134 yards
of total offense. "We physically
dominated them in every way,
said Panther's coach Robert
Humphries.
The woeful Warriors began to dig
themselves into a hole immedi-
ately when they fumbled away the
opening kickoff, which set the
Panthers up at the Warrior's 31
yard line. It didn't take long for
the Panther's offense to go to
work. Back Stephen Millender
took the handoff and burst
around the left side for a 17 yard
gain. Quarterback Jarrod
Billonsly followed Millender's run
with a carry to the 5 yard line.
Billonsly then finished off the
drive with a 5 yard quarterback
sneak for a touchdown. It took
only 2:41 into the game for the
Panthers to take a 7 to 0 lead.
Beginning their first offensive
drive on their own 24 yard line,
the Warriors proceeded to move
the ball in the wrong direction. By
thd time fourth down came along,
the Warriors found themselves at
their own 18 yard line. The War-
rior punter then boomed a punt
all the way to the 15 yard line,
their own 15 yard line. A punt of
-3 yards.
It took the Panthers just one play
to take advantage of this blunder,
when Stephen Millender took the
ball around the left side of his of-
fensive line for a 15 yard touch-
down. Already down by 14 points,
Aucilla made another costly mis-
take by coughing the ball up once
again on the kickoff. The Panthers
found themselves in Warrior's ter-
ritory, this time at the 35 yard
line. It must have been dejavu for
the Warriors when they watched
Stephen Millender, who just 44
seconds earlier scored on a simi-
lar run, scamper around the end
for a touchdown. The Panthers
had a comfortable 21 to 0 first
quarter lead. They wouldn't let up,
however.
After the defense shut down the
Aucilla offense once again, the
Panther's offense came on to the
field with the ball at their own 39
yard line. This time the Panther


Homecoming Horror: St. Joe

Runs Through Apalachicola


offense mixed it up a little bit with
the passing game. Billonsly com-
pleted a pass to Ryan Holton for
a first down at the Warrior's 44
yard line. After a few carries by
Billonsly and Stephen Millender,
the two Panthers hooked up on a
pass play for 6 yards, which took
Carrabelle to the Warrior 25 yard
line. On third and 8, Millender
exploded through the middle of
the Warrior's defense for a 23 yard
score and his third touchdown of
the game. Millender led the
Panther's ground game with 130
yards rushing.
Leading 28 to 0 in the second
quarter, Carrabelle would con-
tinue their domination ofAucilla.
This time it was DJ Taylor catch-
ing a 56 yard bomb from Jarrod
Bilonsly. Billonsly went 4-4 pass-
ing on the game for 78 yards and
also carried the ball 6 times for
67 yards. "We scored on every
opportunity we had in the first
half," pointed out coach
Humphries.
Leading 34 to 0, the Panthers
came out in the second half with
Levi Millender calling the signals
for the Carrabelle offense.
Millender knew what to do with
the ball and that was give it to
Stephen Millender, who picked up
31 yards on his first carry of the
half. Jarrod Billonsly then carried
the ball to the 8 yard line. Phillip
Rankin finished the drive with a
8 yard touchdown run.
Offensively, Aucilla.was never able
to answer the Panthers. They only
managed to cross into Panther
territory twice during the game.
In the first half, they completed a
big pass to the Carrabelle 34 yard
line, but they were intercepted on
the very next play by Levi
Millender. In the second half, they
crossed the 50 because of a pass
interference call. "Defensively we
played very well," said coach
" Humphries. "They had only 20
offensive plays that we were able
to make tackles on, 15 rushes and
5 completions."
Late in the fourth quarter, with
the score 40 to 0, Thomas Melton
completed the carnage with a 54
yard touchdown run. "We did
good," said Panther captain Tony
Shiver about the 46 to 0 victory,
"We were ready."
Carrabelle Game Statistics: 395
total yards; 31 carries for 317
rushing for the team; Stephen
Millender, 9 carries for 130 yards
and 3 touchdowns; Thomas
Melton, 5 carries for 88 yards and
I touchdown; Jarrod Billonsly, 6
carries for 67 yards and 1 touch-
down, 4 completed passes out of
4 attempts for 78 yards and 1
touchdown; Levi Millender, 4
tackles and 1 interception; Daniel
Murray, 2 tackles, I fumble recov-
ery, 1 forced fumble.


Daniel Murray brings down the Aucilla back.


By Brock Johnson
The last time the Apalachicola
Sharks defeated the Port St. Joe
Tiger Sharks, Gerald Ford was
President of the United States and
it was cool to be "groovy". A lot of
things have changed in the last
24 years, Port St. Joe defeating
Apalachicola is not one of those
things. The Tiger Sharks contin-
ued their domination of
Apalachicola last Friday night
with a 46 to 0 victory. The Tiger
Sharks won the game behind the
strength of their powerful running
attack, which piled up 350 yards
rushing. "St. Joe just came in
more prepared than we did," said
Apalachicola coach Bill Thomas.
With the lopsided victory, St. Joe
made it into the playoffs.
Apalachicola's showdown with ri-
val Carrabelle will decide who will
get the second playoff spot in their
district.
The game started out on a posi-
tive note for Apalachicola when
they held Port St. Joe to three
plays and out on their first pos-
session. Apalachicola's first pos-
session, however, would be no
different. They gained only 4
yards on three plays. Adam
Youngblood punted the ball inside
St. Joe's 10 yard line. That is
when St. Joe's offense put it in
overdrive and took the game over.
After a first down gain out to the
25 yard line, St. Joe tailback
Koren Peters exploded for a 75
yard touchdown run. Trailing 6
to 0, Apalachicola's offense was
unable to move the ball for the
second consecutive possession
and they were forced to punt. The
snap to Adam Youngblood sailed
over his head and a St. Joe player
scooped it up and took it in for
the score. St. Joe had expanded
their lead to 12 to 0 with 4:54 left
in the first quarter,
The Apalachicola offense would
show some vitality on their next
possession. They picked up three
quick first downs behind the run-
ning of Senior back Kelvin Mar-
tin. Once again, however, St. Joe's
defense stiffened and forced
Apalachicola to punt it away. St.
Joe would then eat up 8 minutes
and 39 seconds of the clock on
the possession. The methodical'
drive was capped off by a 2 yard
touchdown run by St. Joe back
Jimmy Faison. The first half
ended with the Tiger Sharks up
19 to 0 on Apalachicola.
Kelvin Martin opened the second
half with a kickoff return to
midfield. The Apalachicola offense
would stall again, however. St. Joe
went to work on offense at their
own 35 yard line. On their sec-
ond play of the possession, Jimmy
Faison would once again do the


Carrabelle And Apalachicola Fall In

Volleyball District Tournament


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Jarrod Billonsly


i .The Carrabelle Panthers were de-
feated in their first match of the
Volleyball District Tournament by
Chattahoochee. The Panthers fell
in straight games 15-11 and 15-9
, despite the play of Tiffany Garrett,
who had 6 aces in the match, and
S Mary Tolbert, who also had 6
aces. The loss knocked the Pan-
thers out of the tournament. First
S year coach Donna Dasher was
pretty satisfied with the play of


her team, however. "We could
have beat them," said Dasher. "We
played really well. This team has
really improved." The Panthers
finished the season with a 0-13
record.
In a later game, the Apalachicola
Sharks lost to Munroe in three
games, 15-9, 11-15 and 15-11..
Apalachicola was knocked out of
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honors for St. Joe, by running for
a 65 yard touchdown. The Tiger
Sharks upped their lead to
25 to 0.
Apalachicola tried desperately to
mount a scoring drive on their
next possession. On third down
and 15, quarterback Roger Mathis
threw an interception that was
brought back for a touchdown by
St. Joe defender Brett Jeffcoat.
With 2:25 left in the third quar-
ter, Apalachicola found them-
selves down by 32 points. "We just
weren't able to get anything go-
ing on offense tonight," said of-
fensive lineman Phillip McElravey.
"I give credit to their deft-in'."
The Tiger Sharks were rnot even
close to being finished. Quarter-
back James Daniels carried the
St. Joe offense down the field,
rushing for 46 yards on the drive,
including another score, on a 12
yard scamper. With the game well
out of reach for Apalachicola, the
Shark's began to bring in their
back-ups to play out the remain-
der of the game. With freshmen
and sophomores roaming around
the field for the Apalachicola de-
fense, the Tiger Sharks would
manage one last touchdown to
bring the final score to 46 to 0.
"We thought we had the right
game plan coming in to the game,"
said assistant coach Mal
Livingston. "It's just a bad feeling
knowing that you lost your home-
coming and especially this way."
Apalachicola Game Statistics:
Kelvin Martin, 24 carries for 125
yards; Leon O'Neal, 9 carries for
86 yards; Leigh Shiver, 13 tack-
les; Troy Callander, 10 tackles;
Roger Mathis, 2 completions out
of 10 passing attempts for 23
yards, I interception.


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Grammercy from Page 1
sewer plant over to Eastpoint once
DEP gives their stamp of approval
on the current Eastpoint plant.
Jim Sisung, President of the Wa-
ter and Sewer Board, had no ob-
jections to this plan. His only con-
cern was the wording of the De-
velopment Order that stated that
"Grammercy SHALL turn over the
plant..." Sisung insists that it be
restated to, "Grammercy WILL
turn over the plant..." Ken Tucker,
who represented Grammercy at
the hearing, agreed to those
terms.
Sisung pointed out that it could
take between two to five years
before the current plant is im-
proved. "It is our intent to get back
on-line and get more customers,"
said Sisung.
Ron Bloodworth, a resident of
Eastpoint and possibly a future
neighbor of the proposed site,
showed concern about the site
being near his home. "I have no
problem with you putting a plant
in along as you can control the





Dixie Theatre from Page 1

be presented on Fridays and Sat-
urdays through the holidays, and
will be performed by readers of all
ages. The program is scheduled
to run "about an hour." Rehears-
als are scheduled to begin Novem-
ber 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dixie
Theatre. Anyone interested is in-
vited to attend the readings.
Mr. Partington pointed out that
Mr. Bedford Watkins had donated
a beautiful piano to the theatre.
"We depend on the generosity of
friends to help make the Dixie
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Partington.
Tax-deductible contributions may
be made to the Dixie Theatre
Foundation, Inc. Address inquir-
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E, Apalachicola, FL 32320, or tele-
phone Box Office 850-653- 3200
or more information.


smell," stated Bloodworth. "Be a
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by Eastpoint. Tucker told him
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Grammercy property owners.
After all the debate, the Board
approved the plant along with the
change of the wording in the De-
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By Tom Campbell
Director Eileen Annie Ball of the
Franklin County Public Library
announced last week that the
Franklin County Public Library is
receiving benefits from a State
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aged by Wilderness Coast Public
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The Project Families Read on
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Franklin, Jefferson and Wakulla
Counties.
Director Ball said, "Ms. Sandra
Lee Johnson will be coordinating
the project for Franklin County."
"Our aim," said Ms. Johnson, "is
to train families to appreciate and
enjoy reading together, thereby
increasing opportunities for more
rewarding lives."
Ms. Johnson continued, "We en-
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yourself and your children a
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For more information, contact Ms.
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