Title: Franklin chronicle
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Publisher: Russell Roberts
Publication Date: April 30, 1999
Copyright Date: 1999
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Franklin -- Apalachicola
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Franklin Chronicl


Volume,8, Number 9


April 30 May 13, 1999

According to the Apalachicola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, the First Annual Antique Boat
Show was "very successful, bringing a lot of people to Apalachicola from all over Florida. Georgia
and Alabama." Some of them spent two or three days here.
The restaurants had good sales during the show. according to the Chamber, and during the day
about a thousand people attended the show. The Chamber netted about S2400 on food and T-shirts.
Director Anita Gregory of the Chamber said that 32 boats entered, and "the boat owners were
happy and excited about next year."

By Aaron Shea
The biggest scare most people get
on their birthday is a large group
of people screaming SURPRISE!
That just wouldn't do for Ollie
Gunn Jr.'s 30th birthday. The
Apalachicola High graduate was
looking for a little bit more of an
adrenaline rush for his big day.
So, he decided to jump out of a
plane from 13,500 feet and free
fall for 60 seconds at 120 miles
per hour.'
"I wanted to do something to re-
member this birthday and this
was it," said Gunn. "Me and my
best friend, Mark Vail, got to-
gether and decided to skydive.
That simple."
Before taking the big leap, Gunn
received 30 minutes of instruction
and he had the opportunity to
speak with the instructor, who
Gunn had to literally trust with
his life. "He gave me confidence
in him," said Gunn. "He had
logged over 2,300 jumps, 300 of
which have been tandem (which
is what Gunn did). Immediately
you get a sense of relief or a feel-
ing of safety."
Jumping out of the plane may
have been the easiest part for Ollie
Jr., who has a fear of flying, in a
plane that is. "I have never been
fond of flying," said Gunn. "I was
just thinking that I was ready to
get out of the plane."
"... I was just thinking about ... I
was just ready to get out of this
airplane. That was my whole mind
set. I was a little surprised at
myself... I wasn't that scared right
here ... You have a split-second
to 'take it in' before you're out of
the airplane. Oh Boy, I'm about
to do it."
There were three different groups
of sky divers in the plane. There
were two tandem jumpers teth-
ered together, with an instructor.
The second group was part of an
advanced free-fall training in solo

jumping, in seven different levels. to describe it. It's just an incred-
Then, the third group consisted ible feeling. (The free fall is) ... 60
of three to four skydivers "...the seconds." at roughly 120
people who had the most antici- miles-an-hour. My face sorta
pation and most anxiety out of shows it. I just let out a hell of a
this plane ride were Mark and I yell right there."
... We were the two rookies."

"This was the most uncomfortable
airplane I've ever been in. We were
literally packed in, about 20. The
guy that was-sittin' in front of me,
my cameraman; he was in my
crotch. The guy behind me, the
instructor, I'm sitting' in his lap."
'The cameraman is on the outside
of the plane before we jumped out.
There is a bar that comes out of

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Ollie Gunn, Jr.
the side of the plane. He
hanging on, waiting' for us ti
The plane throttles back
acceptable- speed to jump
also allowed the videograph
still cameraman to get out
plane, take his handhold a
rate his equipment. He
jumps with the instruct(
"What do I think about
Wow! I really don't know ai

... Tere is coinrol bUL ... (the in-
structor) did some things. This is
the slowest way to fall... arms out,
feet back, like this. If you want to
do tricks (such as) spin, you dip
your shoulder ... We didn't do any
of those. We did a flip coming out
of the plane ... (The force of the
wind) keeps you in an arched po-
sition. This man that I'm strapped
to; he's'working all the time. He's
keeping' us under control, other-
wise we'd just be like a rag-doll
up there.

"There is a backup chute, if the
initial chute fails. ... the other
thing (the instructor) told me was
there's an onboard computer with
a sensor inside the chute. If we
go below a certain altitude, the
"F computer picks that up, the chute
opens and you're safe."
"(I also asked him), ...what if you
have a heart attack while we're
falling? ... He slipped this altim-
eter on my hand... and he said
greene" good, "red" bad. He said,
'If you see that altimeter in the red
,/ and I have not pulled that para-
chute ... you pull that chute.
Something could happen to me
that you don't know about..."
You can't talk to the instructor
while you're free-falling... all you
hear for 60 seconds is the rush of
's just the wind."
jump "The only way I can explain how
it feels ... it's almost as if your
to an body is detached from your mind
). This ... Your body is doing this (waves
Ler and his arms). Your mind sayin' "What
of the the hell am I doing; I need to stay
nd op- in -the airplane.' You kinda get the
e then sense of being detached... Once
or and your out, you have one or two sec-
onds of total disorientation... then
you get into the arched position
ny way Continued on Page 4

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Allegations of Drug Task

Force Misconduct by Fred

Baucham Unsubstantiated

in FDLE Investigation

The six month investigation into charges by Willie Fred Baucham
that the Franklin County Sheriffs Drug Task Force planted evidence
in the homes of suspected drug dealers or users, and other criminal
allegations, concluded there is NO EVIDENCE OF ANY CRIMINAL
VIOLATIONS by the Sheriffs Drug Task Force.
In October 1998, Willie Fred Baucham, a former Confidential Source
of the Sheriffs Office, made a statement to the Public Defender Kevin
Steiger accusing members of the Sheriffs Office of illegal activity re-
lating to drug investigations. Specifically named in his allegations
-were Lieutenant Mike Moore, Lieutenant Robert Shiver and Sergeant
Jep Smith. Baucham charged in an affidavit taken by Kevin Steiger
that Moore, Shiver and Smith provided Baucham with crack cocaine
and marijuana and directed him to "plant" the contraband in the
homes and vehicles of various suspects- Moore and Shiver were also
accused to "concocting" a false affidavit regarding two narcotics buys.
All three men specifically denied any such activity in sworn affidavits
before investigating officer'from the Florida Dept. of Law Enforce-
ment (FDLE) Charles Layman, who reported his findings directly.to
Willie Meggs, Second Judicial Circuit, Tallahassee. Fla.
Sheriff Varnes asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement
(FDLE) to investigate the allegations made by Baucham in his sworn
affidavit On October 19, 1998. Investigator Charles Layman was as-
signed to the case. A news release-quoting many excerpts from the
Baucham affidavit was published in the Apalachicola Times directly
charging members of the Drug Task Force of illegal activity. Such
uncorroborated accusations were not published in the Chronicle, given
the highly suspect source of the statements, and the investigation
has now "...failed to substantiate ANY of the allegations made by
Baucham. There is no evidence to indicate any criminal violations by
members of the Franklin County Sheriffs Office Drug Task Force..."
The Chronicle obtained a copy of the official investigation conducted
by Charles Layman, heavily censored with black lines marking out
names of confidential sources, and names of suspected drug sources
in Carrabelle and Apalachicola. State Attorney Willie Meggs specifi-
cally commended Laymen "...for ajob well done..." in his transmittal
letter dated April 12, 1999.
The conclusions of the investigation by Layman also include a find-
ing that four different Franklin County Jail inmates provided state-
ments about Mr. Baucham's affidavit of complaint that his statements
were FALSE. For example, in a taped recording of Stewart Amison, he
stated that he overheard a conversation that Baucham did not plant
dope in the houses that he said he did. He "... was just trying to help
some 'brothers' by saying that he did." Another interview before in-
vestigator Bill Moody indicated that Baucham's allegations were con-
trived. The Sheriffs office had detailed logs indicating "housing as-
signments" and the "identity of inmates housed" with Baucham in
order to track Baucham's contacts while he was in official custody.
The Investigative Narrative began with this language, shown here with
a box m marking out names of informants and suspects.
On October 16, 1998, an inmate at the Franklin
County Jail, contacted Assistant Public Defender Stegier
while Mr. Steiger was visiting the jail.
H -gave Mr. Steiger a verbal statement making alle-
gations against Franklin Sheriffs Office Drug Task Force
members Lt. Mike Moore, Lt. Bobby Shiver and Sgt. Jep
Continued on Page 2



Officer Arrests

Sex Orrender

By'Rene Topping
A repeat sexual offender found
himself under arrest in Carrabelle
at 4:15 a.m., April 13, being
charged with attempted sexual
battery on a minor. The arrest
came after an intense investiga-
tion had been instigated by
Carrabelle Police Officer Robert
"Butch" Taylor.
Two teenage Carrabelle girls re-
ported to the Carrabelle Police
Department on Monday, April 12,
that they had been approached by
29 year old Carl Morgan on the
street in front of one of the girl's
grandmother's home.
According to the testimony given
in the police report, Morgan be-
gan to.make advances first by
making an obscene gesture with
his tongue between two fingers in
his mouth.
He then molested the sixteen year
old by putting his hand between
her legs and then on her stom-
ach and then tried to touch her
on her breasts. Even though she
pushed him away, he is reported
to have said, "Is there any
The seventeen year old girl told
him "No Way." Then he reportedly
said, "Don't tell anyone." He then
handed her a note that read, "I
have had a crush on you since I
moved here."
This incident was witnessed by
the younger girl who reported to
the police that Morgan had ap-
proached her the day before and
had pulled her blouse up to look
at her breasts.
Statements were taken down by
Taylor and the older girl's mother
signed a trespass agreement on
the subject.
Taylor served the agreement on
Morgan at 10:45 p.m. that night,
Continued on Page 2

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County Commission Chairman
Clarence Williams signed a reso-
lution at the April 20 County
Commission meeting. The resolu-
tion, which was received from Vir-
ginia Miller of the Oyster Indus-
try Taskforce, pointed out
"treated" or pasteurized shellfish
"will both fundamentally change
the condition of raw shellfish, and
that such treatment raises the
wholesale price of oysters from the
current price of approximately
eight cents apiece by another six
to eight cents apiece..."
According to the resolution this
would mean that the higher costs
will result in lower consumer de-
mand, which will then drive prices
down and drive many oyster har-
vesters out of business. The Cen-
ter for Science in the Public In-
terest claims that consumers are
at risk from a naturally occurring
bacteria known as Vibrio
vulnificus, which is sometimes
found in shellfish. The Oyster
*Taskforce points out that only "as
few as 1 in 20,000 people are in
the "at risk" category."
County Attorney Alfred Shuler
read the new Scallop Ordinance
to the Board. The ordinance was
put together to regulate the dis-
posal of scallop shells, by-catch,
mixed shell, grit, and viscera. The
ordinance will not only protect
Franklin County homeowners
from the smell and flies, but it will
also protect the waters and wet-
lands of the county. It states that
"Uncured scallop shells, by-catch,
viscera and sand and grit may not
be placed in the waters or wet-
lands of Franklin County." Viola-
tion of the ordinance will be a mis-
Ben Withers continued to plea for
payment on the road work he had
done on Alligator Point Road fol-
lowing the last hurricane. With-
ers went to FEMA, but was de-
nied. The Board argued that the
work was not authorized by the
county, but there was no denial
that Withers had done the work
and helped out the residents of
Alligator Point a great deal. Com-
missioner Clarence Williams
made a motion to have County
Attorney Alfred Shuler look into
finding a way to pay Withers. The
bill for the work is $9,355.
Michael Alien, News Director at
Oyster Radio, was reappointed to
the'Wilderness Coast Library
Guy Hogan ofasKeep Frankdlin
County Beautiful informed the
SBoard that 375 tons of garbage
was removed from Eastpoint at
the April 10 and 17 clean-ups.
The clean-up was in conjunction
with the Great Florida Clean-up.
County Extension Director Bill
Mahan told the Board that the
4-H Club currently has three en-
richment programs being taught
in the schools around the county.
The Safety Seatbelt Program is
being taught at Brown,
Carrabelle, and Chapman. The
4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking
Program is being taught at Brown
,and Chapman. The Food, Fun,
and Fitness Program is being
taught at Apalachicola High,
Carrabelle, and Chapman.
Mahan also informed the Board
that the 4-H club will be offering
five different week-long "Specialty
Camps." The camps include: Bug
Camp, 4-H Marine Institutes,
Environmental Adventure, Senior
Camp, and Shooting Sports. The
camps begin June 22 and run
through August 6.
The Board approved the playing
of soccer on the county property
next to the Sheriffs Office. This
will allow Michael Allen to lay out
soccer fields in the area.
The Board agreed to oppose
House Bill 2161, which requires
that the Department of Correc-
tions to .reorganize some of its
administrative personnel. This
means that the Franklin County
Work Camp could lose adminis-
trative positions to a central of-
fice in Jackson County if the Bill
is passed by legislators.
County Planner Alan Pierce in-
formed the Board that County
Engineer David Kennedy esti-
mated that the Alligator Point re-
vetment could cost up to
$320,000 for 800 feet. The Board
has only received $90,000 to pay
for 800 feet of work on Alligator
Point Road. Kennedy estimated
that a standard revetment would
cost between $200,000 and
$250,000. Pierce told the Board
that he had contacted FEMA to
try and get an increase on the
$90,000. He said that he has not
received a response yet. The
Board agreed that they would
have a letter sent to the secretary

Mr. John Chivetta asked the
Board for approval of a mobile
home park under the S-5 Mobile
Home Park Special District. This
requires a minimum of 10 acres
for a mobile home park with a
density of 4.3 units per an acre.
Mr. Chivetta wants to put 42 mo-
bile homes on 11 acres in
Eastpoint, which passes the stan-
dards. The question, however, is
whether the land is in a flood
zone. The property does not have
an official designation. The Board
agreed to have Mr. Chivetta take
this problem up with the Planning
and Zoning Board.

Gas Tanks Removed

The gas tanks at the B.P. Station owned by Blanche Cox
were removed last week. Their removal heralds the end of
an era where motorists could get their gas pumped by an
attendant, have their oil checked, tires pumped up and
windshield cleaned. (A full story on this will be published
in the next edition of the Chronicle.)

Drug Task Force Charges Unsubstantiated from Page 1

Mr. Steiger returned to his office and wrote the statement
as he recalled it. He returned to the jail on October 18,
1998. Steiger had M review the written statement
and sign it. The essential portions of the statement are as
follows: 'said that he had been working for the
Franklin County Sheriffs Office as a confidential informant.
He stated that he first dealt with Bruce Varnes and Johnnie
Turner. He later was handled by Mike Moore, Bobby Shiver
and Jep D. Smith.
stated, "When Moore, Shiver and Smith took over
handling me, I was told that my word was bond with Judge
Russell. Based upon what I said, warrants would be is-.
sued. My handlers told me that we were to do what it takes
to get drug dealers, that SheriffVarnes would look the other
way on the actions of Deputy Moore and company. I was
given a list of drug dealers that were to be targeted. My job
was to get into their homes and report whether there were
drugs so that the police could get a warrant. I was given
illegal drugs by my handlers and instructed to plant drugs
in the homes. I was paid for my work and I was supposed to
get a percentage of the bust. The alleged drug dealers were
identified as follows: -
Sand I. plante drugs in their
homes. The only one of those men that I saw involved with
the drug trade was B who sold me cocaine. I also
planted drugs (cannabis) in = early on the morn-
ing of the bust. I was also asked to go to Carrabelle and
plant drugs in the trailer of I. I did not do that
because I was not comfortable going to arrabelle and I did
not feel that I could get into home."
Records obtained from the Franklin County Sheriffs Office
show that was a confidential source for the drug
task force from March 31, 1998 until August 7, 1998.
was charged with Aggravated Assault as a result
an incident occurring on 1998. The Apalachicola
Police Deartment conducted the investigation that led to
was arrested and incarcerated in the Franklin
County Jail on I 1998.
The Sheriffs Drug Task Force consisted of three individuals accord-
ing to the Layman Report. Sgt Jep Smith had been employed at the
Sheriffs Office since March 27, 1997. He joined the Task Force in
April 1998. Lieutenant Mike Moore supervised the Task Force. Lieu-,
tenant Robert "Bobby" Shiver was the third member of the unit. These
men have used a variety of sophisticated elec tronic si in eillaince equip-
ment including audio and video gear in tracking known and sus-
pected drug users. Layman conducted extensive interviews of the
Sheriffs Drug Task Force, some confidential informants, and reviewed
documents in the Sheriffs office, the FDLE confidential source files
and arrest files, finding no evidence to support the Baucham com-



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over a year to get it settled." He
smiled, "But Ralph and his wife
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The Post Office in Lanark is cur-
rently open "a couple of hours
every week-day morning," he said.
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Sex Offender from Page 1

and the police report states that
the suspect did not deny any of
the accusations.
Taylor told him to stay away from
the girls and also warned him that
there might be a warrant issued
later. The officer then returned to
the station and called the
Franklin County Sheriffs Office
and asked for a background check
on Morgan. It was at that time the
officer found out that the suspect
had a prior history of sexual mis-
conduct involving minors.
An FBI file disclosed that Morgan
had a prior conviction for kidnap.
three counts of sexual battery on
a child and had served 41 months,
in prison.
He is listed as a sexual offender
and was registered with the
sheriffs office in Everett, WA. He
had failed to register with the lo-
cal sheriffs office or in Florida
when he arrived.
After reviewing this information
Taylor contacted the sheriffs of-
fice for assistance. Sheriff ser-
geant Larry Litton and Taylor then
went to his Ryan Drive residence
at 4:15 a.m. and arrested and
charged him with attempted
sexual battery on a minor.

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The Franklin Chronicle


30 April 1999 Page 3


Dixie Theatre And The 1999 Season

By Tom Campbell
At the April civic club meeting on
St. George Island, Director Rex
Partington talked about the Dixie
Theatre, and how its re-creation
has come to the second season of
professional repertory theatre,
beginning May 19, 1999.
In 1992, Rex and his wife Cleo
discovered the Dixie Theatre,
which was then in a sad state of
Rex was about to retire after
twenty years of service to a the-
atre in Virginia, and the
Partingtons were looking around
for a proper place for retirement.
A year later (1993), Rex inquired
if the theatre was for sale. Owned
by the City of Apalachicola, the
theatre was for sale and the ask-
ing price was $45.000. He offered
The City asked the Partingtons to
split the cost of insurance, which
was $6,000. The Partingtons
agreed and purchased the Dixie
Theatre for $28,500. Rex smiled,
"It's worth a little more than that
The Partingtons had the property
incorporated and filed for
501(c)(3), which is a "not for profit
organization." That's the kind of
theatre they were "used to, the
kind of theatre we want to do,"
Rex said. "Because you're given
more of a free hand. You're not so
dependent upon the commercial
aspects of it, You don't have to
have big ticket prices," and things
like that. Some ticket prices in
New York City commercial theatre
are a hundred dollars per ticket,
and more.
In 1997, Rex was finally able to
get a construction loan from Gulf
State Bank, "who took a chance
with us," he said.
He continued, "We did receive a
loan from the City-a revolving
loan from the City of
Apalachicola." The loan was for
$50,000 at 5 per cent, to be paid
in 10 years.
The work began on the re-creation
of the Dixie Theatre with Bill
Barnes Construction. The Dixie
Theatre today is beautiful, and the
acoustics are perfect.
In 1998, the Inaugural Season
presented two plays which ran
three weeks each. Dixie starred in
"Sylvia" and Cleo, in "Driving Miss
In 1999, there will be eight plays,
each running two weeks. --
The 1999 Summer Repertory be-
gins May 19 and extends through
September 5.
The opening play is "Oh Coward,"
the works of Noel Coward, some
of his songs, sketches, anecdotes,
"and this is his 100th Anniver-
sary, so it's being celebrated all
over the country. Lots of music
and songs," according to Rex.
This is followed by "one of the fun-
niest plays ever written," said Rex,
called "Greater Tuna." Tuna,
Texas is the third smallest town
in Texas. Variety said, "It's howl-
ingly funny." The two people who
run the radio station will play
"somewhere upwards of
twenty-seven different charac-
ters," according to Rex.

The next play is "Everybody Loves
Opal" by John Patrick. It concerns
a rather "kind-hearted bag lady
who lives in a run-down mansion
on the edge of the city dump." Into
her life come three rather inept
con-artists. She defeats them
"with kindness," said Rex, "and
they become sort of honest
The next play is called "Same
Time Next Year," which concerns
a man and a woman who have "a
sort of affair one night and enjoy
it so much that they meet each
other each year, for one week, for
25 years." The time frame runs
from the 50's right on up through
Following that will be a play called
"The Dining Room" by A.R. Gur-
ney, "the same chap who wrote
one of the plays we did last year,"
said Rex, "Sylvia." Rex said he
thinks this play was Mr. Gurney's
best. "It's a wonderful play, and
there are ... three actors and three
actresses, and they do a variety
of parts. I think you will enjoy that
very much." The play is about
"The next play, I hope, is going to
be a mystery, but we're not sure
what it is," Said Rex. "It's a mys-
tery what it's going to be," he
The next play will be "Quilters,"
it's a wonderful play, and con-
cerns a pioneer woman and her
six daughters, and their trip
across the prairie, out west.
The last play is called "I Do! I Do!"
It's a musical version of the '"The
Fourposter." "Lots of wonderful
music which you will recognize
when you see it," said Rex.
'That takes us through the whole
season." He continued, 'Tickets,
concessions, rental, and so forth
income you can get amounts to
be about 60% and a good 40% is
in contributions"
He said, "We received a wonder-
ful grant from the Tapper Foun-
dation, in Port St. Joe. They've
given us $2,000 to help us put
together a student matinee for the
high schools of Franklin County
and the high schools of Gulf
"We will run an annual funding
drive, so that people will contrib-
ute and make up the difference
between what we're going to get
in tickets and what we need."
Season tickets are $87.50. The
prices remain the same, as they

were last year. it's $10 for Wedne
day, Thursday and S'unday: ai
the weekend, Friday and Satu
day, it's $12.50. In the price oftt
season tickets you see eight pla
for the price of seven.
You can purchase a permane
seat in the theatre, which mea
it will have a plaque on it, des
nating "in Memory of... or "ID
nated by..." or that sort of third
And the donation for that is $50
Rex said, "There will be live m
sic. We purchased a wonder
old Knabe Piano. Then had it
conditioned and fixed up. It's go
geous. Plays like a dream. Bedfo
Watkins christened it and he sa
that it's wonderful. A second ki
board may be used, to help w
music. We may have drums."
"All the actors are members
Equity, the Actors' Union. Th
are professional people. Wha
would like to do as time goes
is to find people in the comn
nity, who are interested in that
and interested in, acting. I he
that, in two or three years, w
have an indigenous pool of actor
right in our own Franklin Coun
"We talked it over and decided
will put an ad in the paper, a
we will have general, open au
tions, on April 29. Also, int
views, and I'm interested in peo
who are interested and love
theatre, but who prefer not to
up onstage." Any one who is
terested in the theatre, in any
spect whatever please give u
ring. 850-653-3200.



Rex Partington

Carrabelle J.V. Football Team
and Booster Club would like to thank the following sponsors who made our
booth possible at the Waterfront Festival in Carrabelle

Carrabelle IGA (Wesley-manager
& Steve-meat market)
Captain Tim's Resturant
Unda's Trading Post
Pat's Place
Sean's Shanghi
Judy's Fashions
Carrabelle General Store
Pirate's Landing
Sunbeam(Davld Messer)
Carrabelle Medical Pharmacy

R. Gray & Associates
Marilyn Gray
Pat & Gary Lee
Franklin County Glass
Fitness for Life

Rick's BP
Little Bay II
Pirate's Seafood
Tiffen's Interiors
Barber's Seafood

Byrd's Construction
Mr. & Mrs. Milfred Butler




Frd ..

of Apalachicola
ey I Tour Of
nr Historic Homes
e'll Featured in this year's 8th Annual
ors Apalachicola Tour of Historic
ity. Homes are eleven private resi-
we dences, four historic churches
nd and many buildings and inns that
di- are located in "architecturally or
Ler- historically significant buildings,"
ple according to the Chamber of Com-
Phe merce. The tour is sponsored by
the Historic Trinity Church and the
get hours are 1 5 p.m. Registration
in- begins at 11 a.m. at Trinity
re- Church, corner of Highway 98
s a and Sixth Street on Historic
Gorrie Square, Saturday, May 1.
There is to be a reception spon-
scored by the Coombs House Inn,
for tour goers who are in town the
night before. Tour tickets may be
purchased then. According to the
Chamber, "Lynn Wilson Spohrer
will present a slide show of her
restoration project and local his-
torian, George Chapel, will be on
hand to answer questions."
The reception on Friday, April 30,
will take place at Camellia Hall on
5th Street directly behind the
Coombs House Inn East, from 7
... to 9 p.m. Cost for the tour is $10.

For further information., contact
the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of
Commerce at 850-653-9419. Or
you may contact Denise Butler at
Judith Henderson's "Orman Cot-
tage" at 128 4th Street is one of
the featured homes. Her brother,
Dick Henderson, artist and de-
signer, is overseeing the
re-creation of the Orman Cottage.

We salute the
Franklin County
This is Teacher
Appreciation Week
May 3-7, 1999
Take the time
to tell our educators
for doing an
Outstanding Job!

Sea Oats Remember Two

Past Members

Emotional yet happy memories of
two friends, Donna Spacey and
Gudrun Akers were well received
by an audience of about twenty
people as speakers told stories of
their personal connections with
these two ladies. The Sea Oats
Garden Club members and
friends had gathered together to
plant two sago palms in their
memory, at the Franklin County
Senior Center on April 20. The
sago palms were a gift to the Sea
Oats Garden Club by Carole
Davis, a member of the Iris Gar-
den Club in Panacea.
Donna Spacey had been a mem-
ber of the Yaupon Garden Club
for many years and was a mem-
ber of the Sea Oats Garden Club
at the time of her death.
Gudrun Akers had only been a
member a very short time and had
attended only one Sea Oats meet-
ing when she died of a heart at-
tack. She had begun a new phase
in her life, as she had just become
an American citizen and had
found time for joining and partici-
pating in the Sea Oats Garden
The two palms were planted, one
on each side of the main entrance
to the center. Franklin County
Senior Center Board Chairperson
Helen Schmidt praised Donna
Spacey for her tireless efforts on
behalf of the Franklin County Se-
nior Center Board. She described
Donna as a unique person who
brought laughter to many at the
Yaupon Garden Club's annual
Fashion Show, held at the
She said that Donna at one time
was chairperson on the board and
worked hard to keep the center a
vital place for the elderly.

Anne Lindsey spoke of the beauty
Donna brought to everyone's life.
She remarked on the style of her
clothing and how beautifully she
modeled for the fashion show
given by the Yaupon Garden Club.
She also has very fond memories
of Gudrun, as she helped her gain
her citizenship. She said it was
even more special that a sago
palm was planted in honor of
Donna. Ms. Lindsey said that a
man came by the old Yaupon Gar-

den Club one day several years
ago, and offered a large amount
of money for the two sago palms
that were in front of the building.
When members vacillated as to
whether to sell. Donna was like a
tigress defending her young and
the vote went to keep them.
Helen Prophater spoke of Donna
as being her "best friend" for all
the years she has been in Franklin
County. She said that she had
many a great time with Donna.
She was pleased to be invited to
this small ceremony. She shared
a few laughs and a few tears.
Rene Topping told of times with
both ladies. She said she had
known Gudrun since she came to
Carrabelle and admired her for
her stamina through good times
and bad. She spoke of Gudrun
modeling her wedding gown for.
the fashion show saying she
looked, like a fairy tale princess.
Then she spoke of fun times with
Donna as in one afternoon com-
ing back from Panama City, she
and Ronnie Seymour were sur-
prised when Donna stopped the
car just outside of Mexico Beach
and said "Let's go for a paddle in
the surf." The three ladies kicked
off their sandals and followed
Donna in. Rene also remembered
a fun time when she was part of
the comedy act at the Fashion
Show. She was dressed in a an
animal costume with a spiked dog
collar and on a long leash from
Donna, while the music of "How
Much Is That Doggie In The Win-
dow?' was played. The climax was
meeting up with the strange man
who took off with Donna while
Rene trailed along behind.
The ceremony ended with Anne
Lindsey, Sea Oats Civic Improve-
ment Chairperson and President
Jo Woods watering the two palms.
The plants were given a final
blessing by the Sea Oats octoge-
narian member Annabelle
Dabney, who shares her special
love of plants with all of the Sea
Oats members.

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Vol. 8, No. 9

April 30, 1999

Publisher..... ................. Tom W. Hoffer
Contributors ......... Tom Campbell
............ Aaron Shea
............ Rene Topping

Sales ................................................... Jean C ollins
.......... Kathleen Haveran
............ Tom W. Hoffer
Advertising Design
and Production......................................... Diane Beauvais Dyal
Production Assistant ................................ Jason Sanford
Copy Editor and Proofreader................... Tom Garside
Circulation..... .................. Larry Kienzle
............ Tom Campbell
Citizen's Advisory Group
George Chapel ......................................... Apalachicola
Sandra Lee Johnson ............................... Apalachicola
Rene Topping ........................................ Carrabelle
Pam Lycett ............................................... C arrabelle
David Butler ........................ ............ Carrabelle
Pat Morrison ................. St. George Island
Dominic and Vilma Baragona ................. St. George Island
Elizabeth and Jim Sisung ........................ Eastpoint
Bedford and Eugenia Watkins ................. Eastpoint
A nne Estes ............................................... W akulla

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The Franklin Chronicle


Bob Bunruii-Long Time

Alligator Point Resident Dies

By Rene Topping
Long time resident of Alligator Point, Robert Frank "Bob" Benson died
on April 15, 1999, at age 55. He had lived on the Point for 34 years.
He was, not known to many of the later residents but many of them
have seen and chuckled at the results of his agile hands and brain as
he worked as a cartoonist for the Chronicle.
One of his clever cartoons depicted the Alligator Point road that has
been so much in the news. Another struck at the effort by a couple of
entrepreneurs to turn the Point Marina into an R,V. Campground.,
Another Alligator Point long timer said of Benson, "He had a marvel-
ous talent. He could draw anything." She added that he was a gentle
man who truly loved the Point and spent his happiest hours fishing
and walking his dog on the beach.
He was a native of Tucson, Arizona and lived in Tallahassee prior to
coming to the Point. He was a carpet layer for American Discount
Carpet Service for many years. In addition to his cartoons for the
Chronicle he did editorial cartoons for the Wakulla News. He was an
amateur archaeologist and an avid fisherman. He was a veteran of
the United States Marine Corps. The family requests that any memo-
rial contributions may be sent to Gulf Specimen Marine Laborato-
ries, Inc., P.O. Box 237, Panacea, Florida, 32346.
The memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on April 22, at the Mission
By The Sea on Alligator Point Road and the service was conducted by
Reverend Ed McNeely. He was cremated and two photographic im-
ages of him, one with a catch of fish and the other in a quiet walk on
the beach with his dog, reminded those present of his life. One resi-
dent said it was a dignified and uplifting type of tribute to this artistic
Survivors include a son, Destin Benson of Tallahassee; a daughter,
Kristin I. Corbin of Tallahassee, His parents Kenny and Jane
Moorehead of Benson, Arizona; a brother Richard Benson, of Mesa,
Arizona; three grandchildren and a host of devoted friends.
The Chronicle is presenting, with this. article some, of his work in
memory of his talents.

"Leap" from Page 1
with arms outstretched... you
start takin' it all in." I'm enjoying
the ride."
The parachute was pulled after 60
seconds, which equaled an 8,500
foot free fall. The remaining 5,000
feet lasted 4 to 5 minutes accord-
ing to Gunn. "It's not a feeling that
I am going to live," explained
Gunn about the parachute open-
ing, "but shoot it's over."
Gunn has already decided to do
it again and this time he has re-
cruited his wife Susan'to do it with
him. "It's 100% adrenaline. The
thrill of a lifetime. I will probably
do this a couple of more times this

Gunn's Wife Susan
Susan Gunn is Ollie's wife. She
said, "(The) video convinced me
that I'm ready to go. I have a 30th
birthday coming up. You have to
be 18 years old to jump out of an
airplane. It's a kid's sport for
adults. She described telephoning
Ollie's parents, Shirley and Ollie
Gunn, Sr.: "He jumped, He lived,
He loved it!!" The videography and
still pictures were taken by
Skydive City, 4241 Skydive Lane,
Zephyrhills, Florida 33540.

Weems Ready

To Serve

On April 27, 1999, because of
problems with the air condition-
ing and with the generator, the
Emergency Room at Weems Me-
morial Hospital closed tempo-
rarily. Within six hours, the sys-
tem was up and running again,
and the E.R. doors were open. A
new compressor which had been
on order arrived at 6:00 p.m., and
the hospital rooms and halls and
E.R. were cooled by 10:00. The
doors reopened at 10:15. The new
portable generator will arrive to-
"This is an excellent example of
what people working together on
a problem can do when they have
a common goal of providing
healthcare and emergency ser-
vices to a community, located at
least 60 miles from a major medi-
cal center. We had assistance from
Dr. Junejo at the Health Depart-
ment, as well as from our Repre-
sentative Janegale Boyd," said Dr.
Maurice Ramirez, Chief of Staff at
Weems. "We also had assistance
from Gulf County E.M.S., when
both of our ambulances left the
county with critical patients."
Administrator Susan Ficklen
stated that she has been in dis-
cussions with some of the county
officials regarding assistance in
some of the major purchases the
hospital continues to make to
upgrade the hospital to the state
required standards, including the
sprinkler system, a new genera-
tor, and two new boilers. '"rhese
are very pricey items but are in-
tegral to the completion of the
basic upgrade, so we can get on
with the installation of our cat
scan and the necessary remodel-
ing of our Emergency Room," she
said. "So, David Paris, who is now
the Regional Director of the Hos-
pital Division, and I will go before
the Board of County Commission-
ers as they prepare the budget
and ask the County to help us do
what we do best which is provide
for the well being of every citizen
in Franklin County and all of our
guests in the area."
For further information, contact
Susan Ficklen at 653-8853, ext.

on by Benson Florida Sea
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S.. .. Pro :;yoleyball player: .and
supermoel ieQbrielle Reece took ,
ats)' a \- time from her busy schedule to
US ce- help her follow beach goers;
Florida's threatened and endan-
.-" I gered sea turtles. Reece did a se-
CLE '' _' J3TS y- I 'i ries of public service announce-
UN)CLE Mm JNTS W y < 0ments, sponsored by the Florida
SOUT OF FRHL CO Department Of Environmental
? 9 DftJ/b i)F :'-F..i Protection, urging Floridians to
/ buy a sea turtle tag which ben-
efits the Marine Turtle Protection
Program. The PSAs are being re-
leased statewide during Earth
SWeek, April 19 -23, just prior to
turtle nesting season beginning
e May 1.

Franklin County Schools

Calendar 1999

May 27 ............................ AHS Graduation
Adult School Graduation-Apalachicola
May 28 ....................... CHS Graduation
Adult School Graduation-Carrabelle
SMay 28 ............................ End of 6th 6 weeks
Last day of school
May 31 ................. Memorial Day (teachers off)
June'1-3 ....................... Teachers Post Planning
June 14........................... Summer School starts
June 28...................... End of 1st Semester
June 29......................... Beginning of 2nd Semester (SS)
July 15.......................... End of 2nd Semester (SS)


Frank Latham and John Ficklin "model" a new food item
at Saturday's Apalachicola Boat Show. The food concession
operated by Latham, Harry Arnold, Dominic Baragona, Lee
and Polly Edmiston and many others was a popular site.
The weiner-like food item was dubbed a "rolled sirloin".

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County Has
Two New


By Aaron Shea
A special school board meetir
was held on April 26, to appoir
two new school principals. In
Meyer was named the new prii
cipal of Chapman Elementarp
She is taking over as principal
the school due to the retiremer
Jarrod Burns, Jr. a month ag
The former kindergarten teach
at Chapman began her new jc
on April 27.
Denies Butler was appointed th
new Apalachicola High Scho
principal. Butler, who is current
a sixth grade teacher at Brown
Elementary, will be taking over ft
Beverly Kelley. Kelley is retiring
from the school system followir
over 25 years of service to th
children of Franklin County. Bu
ler will officially take over as no
Apalachicola principal on June
The two now principals were chi
sen through a screening procer
'and interviews. The final recon
mendations were given t
Franklin County Superintender
Brenda Galloway. The Scho
Board unanimously voted for bol
s Meyer and Butler.

Library Fund Grows
A Special Thank You
The Carrabelle Library Building Committee would like to thank ev-
eryone who helped make the April 17 Waterfront Festival a financial
S success. First, we want to thank Cheryl Creek and the Carrabelle
High Home Economics Classes for the preparation of the "award win-
ning" gumbo again this year. As before, it was delicious and many
_' people returned to the gumbo booth numerous times during the day
, to buy it.
We also would like to thank Mike Robulock for his time and effort in
obtaining the required seafood for the gumbo and the two cookers
used to keep it warm. One of the cookers, thanks to Mr. Robulock.
has been donated to the Carrabelle Library (thanks to everyone in-
volved in building the cooker). The following people were generous to
our cause and donated the seafood: Captain Fred Nelson, The Millender
Family, Bridge Marine. Charlie, Mr. Watkins, Burma and Chuck Gibbs
and Cat Steiner. Burma and Chuck Gibbs also donated green pep-
pers for the gunbo; the Carrabelle IGA donated the okra. Mary Ann
and Tom Shields donated green peppers and onions.
SThanks to Ray Quist for the use of his truck to deliver paper products
to the gumbo both and thanks to Christine Hinton for her organiza-
tion of volunteers on the day of the Festival. A special thanks to those
booth volunteers who donated their time to help us. Thanks to David
Butler and Sid Winchester for their help in getting the booth tents
and tables set up. Thanks to Betty Roberts and her volunteers for the
running of the quilt raffle booth.
We want to thank Clair Viles, Pat Dunnell and Mr. & Mrs. James
Marxsen for their donations of boats and motors to the Festival Auc-
tion. 100% of the proceeds on the boats and motors went to the Li-
brary Building Fund. Thanks also to Ken Arbuckle and Tom Shields
for their help in preparing and moving the boats and motors to the
auction site.
Thanks to Barbara Robulock, third place winner of the Gumbo
Cook-Off, who donated her $50.00 prize to the Building Fund. Many
others helped in so many ways, that it is almost impossible to thank
everyone. Everything that everyone did was greatly appreciated and
over $3,000.00 was raised toward the Building Fund.



Mary Ann Shields
Building Commission Chairpe

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Second Circuit

Court Report

The Honorable Judge F.E. Steinmeyer
Assistant State Attorney Rachel Chesnut
Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger



All defendants are innocent of the charges listed below until
proven otherwise in a court of law.
Cameron Wilson: Charged with one count of Felony Fleeing or Attempting to
Elude Officers. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a possible plea on
April 21. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin
According to the probable cause report, on November 7. 1998 an officer was
dispatched to the C-30 and Highway 98 intersection in reference to a pursuit
of a stolen vehicle, which was traveling east from Port St. Joe on Highway 98.
A road block was set up by police. The vehicle allegedly went through the road
block and the pursuit continued with Bay County Sheriffs leading the pursuit
at speeds 65 to 75 miles per hour. The defendant allegedly made it to Water
Street and got stuck between the stock exchange building and an officer's car.
The defendant allegedly exited his vehicle and ran. He was eventually caught
by an officer.
Eric Pfeufar: Charged with one count of Grand Theft. Judge Steinmeyer con-
tinued the case for arraignment on May 17. No other information is available
for this case.
According-to the probable cause report, an officer was dispatched to the Hook.
Line, and Sinker bait and tackle shop in reference to a civil matter. Upon
investigation, the officer discovered that the above defendant had allegedly
told the officer under oath that he had taken parts off a 4-71 Detroit Diesel
boat engine belonging to Joe and Terri Fichera.
Lance Flowers: Charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly
Weapon, one count of Assault, Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding, No Valid Driv-
ers License, and Reckless Driving. The Aggravated Assault with a Deadly
Weapon and Assault charges were transferred to county court. Judge
Steinmeyer continued the rest of the case for case management on May 17.
The defendant was represented by Attorney Barbara Sanders.
According to the probable cause reports, on December 30, 1998 an officer was
dispatched to the home of a Ms. Barfield in Eastpoint in reference to the
defendant allegedly threatening her grandson and running him off the road
with his vehicle. On January 27, an officer spoke with Walter Ward. Ward
allegedly told the officer that he was driving down Gibson Road when the
defendant allegedly pulled out a gun and shot at Ward's car. On January 30,
an officer allegedly was in a high speed pursuit of the defendant. The speed of
the pursuit allegedly reached 100 miles per hour.
Keith Carmona: Charged with one count of Aggravated Battery. Judge
Steinmeyer continued the case for arraignment on May 17. No other informa-
tion is available in this case.
According to the probable cause report, on November 30, 1998 an officer al-
legedly took a complaint from a Howard Gibbs in reference to a fight that
broke out at a house party on St. George Island. Gibbs allegedly admitted that
he was intoxicated at the party and he couldn't remember what happened,
but he was allegedly told that someone had thrown a beer on him and some-
one had jumped on him from a staircase. The officer allegedly observed a
laceration and bruise under Gibb's left eye. After several sworn statements
from eye witnesses and with the help of the Wakulla Sheriffs Department, the
defendant was allegedly identified as the culprit.
Jimmy Wilburn: Charged with 29 counts of Obtaining Controlled Substance
by Withholding Information. The defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense.
Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for case management on May 17. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, between January 16, 1997 and Ma
20, 1998 the defendant allegedly obtained controlled substances by withhold-
ing information from five different physicians on 29 different occasions.
Alexander Martin: Charged with one count of Possession with Intent to Sell
Cannabis. The defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer
continued the case for case management on May 17. The defendant was rep-
resented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, on February 17, 1999 an officer pa-
trolling in Apalachicola observed a blue van run a stop sign. The officer pulled
over the vehicle and asked the defendant to exit the vehicle. The officer then
allegedly saw a plastic bag fall out of the defendant's clothing. The officer
allegedly stated that it appeared that there was cannabis in the bag. Upon
further search, the officer allegedly discovered another baggie with a green
leafy substance in it and a glass jar with a green leafy substance in it.
Eric Campbell; Charged with one count of Criminal Mischief. The defendant
pleaded Not Guilty to the offense, Judge: Steinmeyer continued the case for
case management on May 17. The defendant was represented by Assistant
Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, on February 5, 1999 a Mr. Boyd Howze,
owner of Spartan Car Wash, claimed his business had been broken into. Mr.
Howze reported a second incident to the Apalachicola police on February 11
and then again on February 17. The estimated damages allegedly added up to
$5,500. Surveillance cameras allegedly picked up the incidents on tape and
the defendant was allegedly identified from those tape.
Robert Estes: Charged with one count of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly
Weapon. The case was transferred to county court. No other information is
available for this case.
Jamal Kirkland: Charged with one count of Fraudulent Driver License, Forg-
ery, and Uttering a Forged Instrument. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case
for arraignment on May 17.
According to the probable cause report, the defendant went to the Eastpoint
Driver's License Department and allegedly applied for a renewal of his license
under the name of Ronald Rhodes.
Wesley Branch: Charged with one count of Burglary of a Structure. The de-
fendant pleaded No Contest to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer sentenced the
defendant to 30 days of jail with credit for 30 days time served. The defendant
was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger. No probable cause
report available.
Travis Brock: Charged with one count of Possession of a Controlled Sub-
stance, Possession ofCannabis More Than 20 Grams, Alcohol Beverage Illegal
Possession by Person Under 21, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Judge

Steinmeyer continued the case for arraignment on May 17. The defendant
was represented by Attorney William Corry.
According to the probable cause report. the defendant was driving on Island
Drive pulling a small wave runner behind the vehicle. The trailer allegedly had
no tail lights and he was pulled over. The defendant allegedly had beer In his
possession and two bags of green plant material, which the officer stated ap-
peared to be cannabis. The defendant also allegedly had a medicine bottle
that allegedly contained the controlled substance known as "ecstasy."
Robert Johannsson: Charged with one count of Possession of a Controlled
Substance. Possession of Cannabis Move Then 20 Grams. illegal Possession
of an Alcoholic Beverage by a Person Under 21. and Possession of Drug Para-
phernalia. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for arraignment on May 17.
No other information has been filed in this case.
The probable cause report for this defendant is the Same as Travis Brock's.
David Weiss: Charged with one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Possession of Cannabis More Than 20 Grams. Illegal Possession of an Alco-
holic Beverage by a Person Under 21. and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for arraignment on May 17. No other
information has been filed in this case.
The probable cause report for the defendant is the same as Travis Brock's and
Robert Johhannsson's.
Chris Buzbee: Charged with one count of Aggravated Battery. Great Bodily
Harm and Kidnapping. The defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge
Steinmeyer continued the case for case management on May 17. The defen-
dant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the.probable cause report, on March 6. 1999 the defendant al-
legedly pulled Chasity Richards from her car. The defendant allegedly beat
her with his fists. The defendant allegedly pulled her into his car by her hair
and yelled at her that he was going to kill her. The defendant allegedly drove
her against her will from her home on Gibson Road to the IGA area. She was
allegedly able to knock the truck out of gear and escape. She was later taken
to Weems hospital.
Rodney Richards: Charged with one count of Driving While License Sus-
pended. The defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer
continued the case for case management on May 17. The defendant was rep-
resented by Attorney Gordon Shuler.
According to the probable cause report, on February 21 the defendant was
pulled over for allegedly traveling north on Franklin Blvd.. which is a one way
street that goes south bound. The officer allegedly discovered that the
defendant's lcense was suspended.
Willie Baucham: The defendant has been charged with one count of Resisting
an Officer with Violence and Petit Theft. The defendant pleaded No Contest to
the offenses. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sen-
tenced him to 29 days of jail with credit for 29 days time served for the first
count. He was sentenced to 60 days of jail with credit for 235 days time served
for the second count. Judge Steinmeyer also ordered the defendant to pay $41
of restitution to the Oasis. The defendant was represented by Attorney Gre-
gory Cummings.
Christopher Buzbee: The defendant has been charged with one count of Felony
Fleeing or Attempting to Elude officer. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case
for case management on May 17. The defendant was represented byr 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 case management on May 17. The Battery on a Law Enforcement
Officer charge was continued for trial on April 23. The defendant was repre-
sented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
William Cargill: The defendant has been charged with one count of the Sale
of Cocaine and Possession of Cocaine. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case
for case management on May 17. The defendant was represented by Attorney
Barbara Sanders.
James Cross: The defendant has been charged with one count of Criminal
Mischief. The defendant pleaded No Contest to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer
sentenced the defendant to two years of probation. 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, Uttering a Forged Instrument, Uttering, and four counts
of Grand Theft. The defendant pleaded No Contest to the offenses. Judge
Steinmeyer sentenced the defendant to 5 years of probation, 30 days of jail.
with possible work release, and 150 hours of community service. The defen-
dants insurance license has been suspended for duration of probation. Judge
Steinmeyr also ordered the defendant to pay restitution to Allen Brothers. The
defendant was represented by Attorney Thomas Shuler.
Robert Dillon: The defendant has been charged withone count of Manslaughter
by DUI, two counts of DUI with Serious Injuries, and Aggravated Battery on a
Pregnant Victim. Judge Steinmeyer continued the first three counts for trial
on April 22. The Aggravated Battery charge has been continued for case man-
agement on May 17. The defendant was represented by Attorney John Kenny.
Wade Dixon: The defendant has been charged with one count of Trespass of
Occupied Structure, Burglary of a Dwelling, and Lewd Lascivious Act in Pres-
ence of a Child. The state Nolle Pressed the offenses. The defendant was rep-
resented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Stephen Foy: The defendant has been charged with one count BUI Man-
slaughter. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for case management on June
14. The defendant was represented by Attorney Clifford Davis.
Michael Gloner; The defendant has been charged with two counts of Utter-
ing. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for case management on May 17.
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Wardell Gordon; The defendant has been charged with one Count of Posses-
sion of a Controlled Substance, Resisting Arrest Without Violence. and Pos-
session of Drug Paraphernalia. The defendant pleaded No Contest to the
charges. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the' defendant Guilty and sentenced
him to two years of probation and five months of jail for count one. The defen-
dant was sentenced to 120 days of jail with credit for 120 days time served for
counts two and three. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
Kimberly Ham: The defendant has been charged with one count of Grand
Theft. The case has been transferred to county court. The defendant was rep-
resented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
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Glen Hammonds; The defendant has been charged with one count of Armed
Robbery with a Firearm. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for case man-
agement on May 17. The defendant was represented by Attorney William
David Hutchinson; The defendant has been charged with one count of Re-
sisting Officer With Violence and Indecent Exposure. Judge Steinmeyer con-
tinued the case for trial on May 19. The defendant was represented by Assis-
tant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Cornelius James; The defendant has been charged with one count of Traf-
ficking in a Controlled Substance. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for
case management on May 17. The defendant was represented by Attorney
Barbara Sanders.
Noah Lockley: The defendant has been charged with one count of Battery on
a Law Enforcement Officer. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for trial on
May 19. The defendant wag represented by Attorney Henry Hunter.
Joe Massey: The defendant has been charged with one count of Possession of
More Than 20 Grams of Cannabis. Possession of Drug. Paraphernalia. and
Reckless Driving. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for case management
on Mayl7. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin
Brandis Paul: The defendant has been charged with one count of Battery on a
Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting an Officer with Violence. The defen-
dant pleaded No Contest to the offenses. Judge Steinmeyer sentenced the
defendant to 18 months of probation and 50 hours of community service. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Andre Rosier; The defendant has been charged with one count of Possession
of Cocaine and Possession of Cocaine With Intent to Sell. Judge Steinmeyer
continued count one for VOP hearing on July 19 and count two was contin-
ued for pretrial on July 19. The defendant was represented by Attorney Danielle
Gadson Segree: The defendant has been charged with one count of Driving
Under the Influence Causing Serious Bodily Injury. Judge Steinmeyer contin-
ued the case for trial on May 19. The defendant was represented by Douglas
Steve Shiver: The defendant has been charged with one count of Battery on a
Law Enforcement Officer and Driving While License is Suspended. Judge
Steinmeyer continued the case for case management on May 17. The defen-
dant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Jesse Smith: The defendant has been charged with one count of Felony Flee-
ing and Eluding, Resisting Arrest Without Violence, and Driving While Li-
cense Suspended. The defendant pleaded No Contest to the offenses. Judge
Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced him to two years
of probation for count one and 2 days of jail with credit for 2 days time served
for counts two and three. The defendant was also sentenced to 120 hours of
community service and was ordered to pay $500 in restitution. The defendant
was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger. i
Maurice Southall: The defendant has been charged with one count of Traf-
ficking in a Controlled Substance. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for
case management on May 17. The defendant was represented by Attorney
Gordon Shuler.
TJ Tejeda: The defendant has been charged with one count of Aggravated
Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer. Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforce-
ment Officer. Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding, Reckless Driving, and No Valid
Drivers License. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on May 17.
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Barry Thompson: The defendant has been charged with one count of Posses-
sion More Than 20 Grams of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Parapherna-
lia. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for case management on May 17.
The defendant was represented by Attorney Gordon Shuler.
Danny Wallace: The defendant has been charged with two counts of Sale of a
Controlled Substance. The defendant was found Guilty by a jury on February
17. The court found that the defendant qualifies as a habitual felony offender.
He was adjudicated Guilty and sentenced to 8 years of prison with credit for
217 days time served. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
Anthony Weaver: The defendant has been charged with one count of Bur-
glary of a Dwelling. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for case manage-
ment on May 17. 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 trial on May 19. The defen-
dant was represented by Attorney William Webster.
Allen Wood; The defendant has been charged with one count of Possession of
Cannabis More Than 20 Grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Reck-
less Driving. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for case management on
may 17. The defendant was represented by Attorney Barbara Sanders.
Andre Hairis:'Th T defendaiit ias been charged with one count of Burglary of
a Dwelling. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for case management on
May 17. The defendant Was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin
Jimmy Sanders: The defendant has been charged with one count of Posses-
sion of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Possession of Cannabis More
Than 20 Grams. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on May 17.
The defendant was represented by Attorney Douglas Gaidry.
Shawn Carpenter: Charged with VOP. The defendant paid all outstanding
costs and probation was terminated. The defendant was represented by As-
sistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Larry Cummings: Charged with VOP. The defendant entered a denial to the
offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a hearing on May 17. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Robert Dean: Charged with VOP. The defendant entered a denial to the of-


Franklin '
April 30 June 7, 1999
By Tom Campbell
If you would like to list an event, please phone 850-697-8358 with
complete information.
Friday, April 30-Total ban on fires in Franklin County continues, until fur-
ther notice.
Friday, April 30; also, Saturday, May 22-Disaster Health Services II. Six
and 1/2 hour course to prepare volunteers for entry-level assignment to Di-
saster Health Services function at a disaster operation. If you are a State of
Florida or Leon County government employee, you can receive 15 days of paid
Disaster Leave to volunteer for American Red Cross in time of disaster.
Saturday, May 1-Eighth Annual Apalachicola Tour of Historic Homes. 1 5
p.m. Donation $10. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Trinity Episcopal Church,
79 6th Street, Apalachicola. A fund-raising event for preservation of Trinity
Episcopal Church of Apalachicola, established 1836. Luncheon available for
additional $8. Further information, phone Denise Butler, 850-670-8068.
Saturday, Sunday, May 1 and 2-Panacea Blue Crab Festival. Wakulla County
community welcomes visitors for two-day event. Parade, entertainment and
fun, arts and crafts and food. $1 admission. 850-926-1846.
Saturday, May 1-9 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Tallahassee Leon County Community
Animal Service Center, 1125 Easterwood Dr.. Tallahassee. Come adopt a home-
less pet. Fun and games. Animal art sale.
Friday, Saturday, May 7 8-Big Bend Hospice is seeking volunteers who
will help provide support for Frank in County patients and their families. Hos-
pice provides compassionate care to individuals with a life-limiting Illness.
comfort to their families, and emotional support to anyone who has lost a
loved one. Hospice care is provided by a team that includes the patient's doc-
tor, the Hospice Medical Director, a nurse, a home health aide, a family sup-
port counselor, a chaplain, and a volunteer. Patient/Family volunteers pro-
vide companionship and emotional support. They may stay with the patient
while the caregiver takes a break, provide transportation to appointments.
run errands, help with cooking or cleaning, or take the patient or family mem-
ber on an outing. Patient/Family volunteers make a real difference in the lives
for patients and families facing life-limiting illness. Big Bend Hospice will offer
volunteer training for Franklin County on Friday, May 7 and Saturday. Mah 8.
1999 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in
Apalachicola. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact James
Brooks at 1-800-772-5862.

.fense, Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a hearing on May 17. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.,
Henry Martin: Charged with VOP. The defendant entered an admission to the
offense. The defendants sentence has been deferred until May 17. The defen-
dant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Tina Nichols; Charged with VOP. The defendant paid all outstanding costs
and her probation has been terminated. The defendant was represented by
Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Harry Pierce; Charged with VOP. The defendant entered a denial to the of-
fense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a hearing on May 17.
Clayton Rodgers: Charged with VOP. The defendant entered an admission to
the offense. Judge Steinmeyer reinstated probation with 15 hours of commu-
nity service.
Shawn Stephens: Charged with VOP. The defendant entered a denial to the
offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a hearing on May 17. The
defendants represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Wendall Weaver: Charged with VOP. The defendant entered a denial to the
offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a hearing on May 17. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Norman Williams: Charged with VOP. The defendant entered an admission
to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer extended probation for one year.
Troy Wood: Charged with VOP. The defendant entered a denial to the offense.
Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a hearing on May 17. The defendant
was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Allan Martin: Charged with VOP. The defendant entered an admission to the
offense. Judge Steinmeyer modified probation with condition that the defen-
dant obtain anger management and control counseling. The defendant was
represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Jeremy Nowling: Charged with VOP. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case
for May 17. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin
Danny Wallace: Charged with VOP. The defendant was found in violation of
probation. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty. The defen-
dant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Duane Banks: Charged with VOP. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for
VOP hearing on May 17. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
Rosalie Ward; Charged with VOP. The defendant entered an admission to the
offense. Judge Steinmeyer modified probation and added 25 hours of commu-
nity service. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin
Cynthia Richeaux: Charged with VOP. The defendant entered a denial to the
offense, Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a hearing on May 17.

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The First Annual Healthcare Appreciation Reception was held at
Weems Hospital. The reception, which was sponsored by the
Apalachicola State Bank, was held to honor all the physicians,
hospital employees, health department employees, and other
healthcare workers in Franklin County. Those who attended were
treated to a variety of foods and drinks. "We owe them a great
deal of appreciation," said Apalachicola State Bank President
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Friday, May 7-A Florida Stakeholders meeting has been scheduled at the
Northwest Florida Water Management District office. 10:00 a.m.
Friday, May 7-The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at Tyndall Air
Force Base. Donor locations have been set up at the Community Activities
Center. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group audito-
rium from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. According to Red Cross officials, each donor will
receive a "Buddy Blood Drop" Beanie Toy.
Monday, May 10-Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force and Volunteer
Meeting. Get active. Phone 697-3983 for additional information. Refuge House.
Jeannie Taylor.
Monday, May 10-Wilderness Coast Public Libraries Governing Board will
meet at 2 p.m. at the Wilderness Coast Public Libraries office in Crawfordville.
For more information, call 850-926-4571.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, May 14, 15, 16-Shriners Fishing Tournament.
Timber Island. Annual saltwater Fishing Tournament at Pirate's Landing.
Marina on Timber Island. Carrabelle. Pre-registration required. Public wel-
come. Proceeds benefit Shriner's for crippled and burned children. Call Mr.
Hogg. 850-644-9578.
Saturday, May 15-The Sea Oats Gallery on St. George Island is holding May
Daze, a benefit for Franklin County library. WINGS of the library association
will also benefit. 100% of funds collected will go to benefit the library. Artists
should submit their work by May 2. Divisions are Juvenile, ages 7-12: Young
Adults, ages 13-17. Amateur and professional artists are asked to participate
in the Adult division. For more information, phone Jean Collins at 927-2303
or 697-8533.
Saturday, May 15-Ninth Annual HuManatee/St. Marks Celebration. 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. 5K Race. Live Entertainment. Arts. Crafts. Activities for Children.
San Marcos de Apalache Historic site in St. Marks. For more information.
phone Fort San Marcos 925-6216 or Humanatee Inc. 925-6412.
Saturday, May 15-Wakulla Springs Twilight Cruise and Dinner (6 p.m.) Din-
ner in historic lodge following a cruise on the river. $24. Reservations re-
quired. 850-224-5950.
Saturday, May 15-Mitchell Aquaculture Demonstration Farm. Blountstown.
All-day introductory workshop on Aquaculture. sponsored by the Tri-State
Aquaculture Committee. This event will cover a variety of topics related to
aquaculture and aquaculturists. from the tri-state area including: fish spe-
cies overview, production systems and infrastructure. marketing, economics.
water quality, fish health, nutrition and feeding. information sources. and
regulations for Florida. Georgia and Alabama. Registration on first-come ba-
sis. Payment must be received no later than April 23. and no registrations will
be taken at the door. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Cost is $30
per person for the entire event. Call for more information or a registration
form, Debbie Britt at 850-674-3184.
Wednesday, May 19-Dixe Theatre Summer Repertory Season begins. Mati-
nees Wednesday and Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Evening performances at 8 p.m. Thurs-
day, Friday, Saturday. Box office open 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
Thursday, May 20-W.C.F.C. meets at Lanark Village Community Church on
Spring Street, 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 23-Apalachicola High Baccalaureate Service. 2 p.m. at
Apalachicola Community Center. Phone 653-8811 for more information.
Sunday May 23-Carrabelle Baccalaureate Service. 8 p.m. at the Football
Field. For more information phone 697-3815.
Thursday, May 27-Apalachicola High School Graduation. 7:30 p.m. at Pop
Wagner Football Field. For more information, phone 653-8811.
Friday, May 28-Carrabelle High School Graduation at 8 p.m. at the Football
Friday, May 28-Last day of school.
Saturday, May 29-Quilting Workshop at Florida Folk Festival. 4-hour work-
shop, also on Sunday, May 30. In White Springs. Fee $50 includes kit con-
taining materials necessary to quilt a 20 inch x 20 inch breadfruit design.
Send registration fees and preferred date to Ginger Lavoiex. 1004 Deddington
P1., Kissimmee, FL 34758. For more information, call the Museum of Florida
History at 850-488-1484.
Monday, May 31-Memorial Day Teachers off.
June 1 3-Teachers Post Planning.
Monday, June 7-Every Monday The Boy Scouts of America, Troop 388 at
Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, meets 6:30 8:30 p.m. at the Boy Scout hut.
Building 3001 on Boy Scout Road. Tyndall Air Force Base. As for the cost, it's
free. For more information about the Boy Scouts of America in the area, or to
become a member of Tyndall's Boy Scout Troop 388, contact Tech. Sgt. Jerry
Cash, 850-283-3821 or 850-871-9090.

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County Won't Abandon Roads

In St. George Island
By Aaron Shea

The County Commission voted
unanimously on April 20 to keep
the Unit 4 dirt roads under county
ownership. The roads near Pine
Avenue were barricaded by the
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) nearly a year
The barricades, which have
stopped vehicle access, have also
brought a halt to illegal garbage
dumping and parties that have
plagued the area for quite some
time. Island residents barraged
the Commission with their con-
cerns over the possible removal
of the gates.
'The problem has been solved by
the barricades," stated one Island
resident. "We don't have the par-
tying problem. We don't have the
fires. We don't have the litter. So
why are -we readdressing this
again." Other residents senti-
ments were the same. St. George
Island Fire Chief Jay Abbot
pointed out that he has not been
called to that area since the bar-
ricades were erected and Guy
Hogan claimed that the area will
resemble the Twin Lakes area in
Eastpoint if the barricades were
removed. The vote by the Board
stated that the barricades would
not be removed.
County Attorney Alfred Shuler
tried to explain to the upset citi-
zens that the barricades were not
the topic at hand. "Opening the
roads is not the issue," said
Shuler. "It has not been brought
up. What we are discussing now
is whether to abandon the roads
because the state owns all the
surrounding property."

Around a year ago, the County
Commission had voted to aban-
don the roads to the state be-
cause, as Roy Ogles of the Estua-
rine Research Agency pointed out
to the St. George Island Civic Club
on April 15, the roads we have
asked for abandonment on, fall
between and beside continual lots
of state property. The vote, how-
ever, was never officially acted on.
The Apalachicola National Estua-
rine Research Reserve wants the
roads because they have devel-
oped a project that would put
trails and a youth fishing area on
the property. The Board, however,
believes that the project can still
go forward even with the county
owning the dirt roads. County
Planner Alan Pierce was told by
the Board to prepare a letter to
the state explaining how this can
be done.
One audience member questioned
the Board's "rationality" to keep-
ing the roads. "Why not allow the
state have it and develop it," he
asked. Commissioner Jimmy
Mosconis pointed out an episode
where the state had let the county
down. "Four years ago, when the
net ban was implemented, the leg-
islature mandated that the coun-
ties hit hard by the net ban would
receive new state prisons. We had
this land on Highway 65 and all
the state agencies were on board
until two bureaucrats told their
bosses that the project would fail
... The bottom line is that this
county lost 375 plus jobs as a re-
sult. The state is real great in
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Florida's small, rural communi-
ties would benefit from legislation
co-sponsored by Representative
Janegale Boyd (D-Monticello) dur-
ing this year's legislative session.
Small counties would get more
state help in building and main-
taining roads under the bill cre-
ating the Small County Road As-
sistance Program. Over the next
ten years, up to $25 million would
be available to counties with
populations of 75,000 to resur-
face or reconstruct roads.
The State Department of Trans-
portation would rank projects
based on the condition of the
roadway. Officials want to ensure
that the roads in the worst shape
are taken care of first. DOT offi-
cials would use the following as
secondary criteria in choosing
which projects to fund:
* the road is used as an evacua-
tion route;
* the road has a high level of agri-
cultural travel;
* the road is considered a major
arterial route;
* the road is considered a feeder
road; or
* it has an impact on the public
road system, or on the state or
local economy.
"Some of our smaller counties
have responsibility for the roads,
but don't have the tax base to
maintain.them," explained Rep.
Boyd. "In those instances where
the roads are critical to public
safety or important to the
economy, the state should assist
in keeping those roads in good
Rural hospitals in Florida would
get a funding boost under the leg-
islation pushed by Rep. Boyd. The
Rural Hospital Capital Improve-
ment Trust Fund would provide
$14 million a year for the next

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decade to hospitals for buying,
repairing, improving and upgrad-
ing systems, facilities and
Rural hospitals have been feeling
the strain of Medicare funding
reductions while seeing more
Medicare and Medicaid patients.
Additionally, those hospitals suf-
fer from staffing problems and a
growing uninsured patient popu-
lation. In short, the hospitals have
less money to make necessary
repairs, buy upgraded equipment
and attract trained health profes-
sionals to their facilities.
"In many rural communities, the
local hospital is the only emer-
gency health care provider for the
area," said Rep. Boyd. These ru-
ral hospitals must get additional
support to serve the special needs
of their communities.'
Rural communities along the
Chattahoochee and Apalachicola
Rivers could benefit from a reso-
lution approved by the Florida
House of Representatives. Rep.
Boyd's Year of the River resolu-
tion encourages the development
of activities to increase the recre-
ational, tourism and economic
potential of the resources in these
communities, Rep. Boyd is work-
ing with Florida's Department of
State to identify funding possibili-
ties for festivals to attract visitors
to Florida communities along the
Chattahoochee and Apalachicola

Council To

Set TAC For

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Manage-
ment Council (Council) will set
total allowable catch (TAC) for
king and Spanish mackerels for
the 1999-2000 season at its May
10-13, 1999 meeting at the Omni
Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas.
Public testimony on the TACs,
and associated management mea-
sures is scheduled on Wednesday,
May 12, beginning at 8:45 a.m.
The Council will also hear a re-
port on completion of the federal
Billfish Amendment and Highly
Migratory Species Fishery Man-
agement Plan.

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Three Commissioners Reappointed

By Governor

By Rene Topping
At the regular meeting of the
Lanark Village Water and Sewer
District (LVWSD.) held on April
20, Commission Chairman Jim
Lawlor announced that he, and
the other two sitting conmmission-
ers. Jeanette Pedder and Greg
Yancey had been reappointed to
their seats on the commission.
The three commissioners had no
opposition in the last election held
in the fall of 1998 and will be com-
mitted to serve another four years.
Lawlor and Pedder were present
at the beginning of the April meet-
ing and Yancey came in at about
four o'clock. Yancey, who works,
said that he had been tied up with
environmental problems at his
Pedder read the financial state-
ment and explained that the
statement showed a loss, but it
was caused by a prepayment.
SLawlor then made the chairman's
report. He stated that in the ab-
sence of being able to contact
Yancey, adding that the Field
manager had not attended the
last two meetings, and despite
several attempts had failed to re-
turn the calls.
He said that because of the ab-
sence of Yancey, who normally
does the annual consumption re-
port to the Northwest Florida Wa-
ter Management, in order to get
their allotment of water for the
next year, the commissioners had
arranged a meeting to correct
their late report.
The chairman said that although
the district's computer was com-
patible with the Y2000, it was very
possible that some of their soft-
ware was not. He said they were
looking into what other water dis-
tricts were doing.
He also said that the District had
been able to obtain two used
trucks from surplus state and fed-
eral stores at a price of $610. One
of them had never seen road use
and had been used on an air base
and had only 62,500 miles on it.
The district attorney, Scott Smiley
then gave a short report saying
that in the foreclosure case the
court had ruled in favor of the
District and had also awarded
them the $700 attorney fees. He
said he had no new cases he was
pursuing at that time. The only
other matter he had was in con-
junction with the metering of the
apartment and he had asked for
a title opinion on the easements.
Lawlor said that the Golf Club had
decided that they only wanted two
meters insteadd of three on their
property, so one had been re-
moved, Since the meter had been
removed, a leak had developed in
the lines. Lawlor said he went with
the two District workers to inves-
tigate the location of the leak and
they discovered that the leak was
between the meter and the build-
ing on some restructured piping
and therefore the repair and pay-
ment for the water would have to
be made by the Golf Club.
He said that this news was not
received very well and that the golf
club members argued with him.
Attorney Smiley suggested that a
"friendly" letter be sent to the Golf
Club to state that it was clearly
the responsibility of that group
and that they would have to pay
for the repair and also for the
water consumed.

Lawlor said that a problem had
arisen at the pump station on
Newman Drive and the Air-Vac
company had been called. It was
an emergency situation when the
pump failed. The Air-Vac Com-
pany took care of the problem for
just over $4,000 and it is work-
ing well now. He added that he
was able to buy a kit and will keep
it for similar problems, as the Dis-
trict workers will be able to do the
He said he had not heard further
on the 29 homes proposed for east
of the Catholic Church by the St.
Joe Land Development Company.
The District had specifications for
doing the job but decided that it
would not pay them to do it them-
selves with such a small staff. So
they have decided to withdraw
their bid and let the company who
own the property get the work
done. The district will still get the
hook up fees.
Lawlor went on to say that the "big
question" was metering of the
apartments. He said as soon as
the attorney gets the title opinion
on the easements the project can
go forward. As soon as the com-
missioners hear that everything
is approved, the commissioners
will a special public meeting,
It was suggested that a resolution
be drafted in reference to discon-
nection of water from the apart-
ments and also a procedure for
placing liens on [property for un-
paid water bills]. After review by
the commissioners and the attor-
ney, they would bring it up at a
meeting to be approved.
A cut-off list had been asked for
on February 10, 1999, and Pedder
said that three accounts really
stood out. The biggest bills were
those of the laundromat in the
Village Plaza, the Village Cafe and
a double apartment. Three letters
were sent in March and if noth-
ing comes by the end of April,
liens will be filed.
Lawlor said that despite the fact
that an unnamed owner in the vil-
lage had made an agreement on
paying for the water 'bill on her
apartment which had gone un-
paid for many months and the
District had brought suit for fore-
closure on a lien they had on her
property the same kind of activ-
ity is still happening.
He also announced that the
laundromat in the mall was in ar-
rears for a four figure amount and
the owners had gone into bank-
ruptcy. The water is now turned
off at the business. Lawlor said
some residents were grumbling.
Pedder said, "If they did not pay
their Florida Power bill, they
would be cut off. Those people owe
us a lot of money."
Pedder said that the District
should continue following up on
the cases where people are in ar-
rears. Lawl6r said that the water
had been shut off at the Village
Cafe and Laundromat but the
owner of the Mall had filed for
bankruptcy and it was felt that
the District would wind up not
getting paid for the four figure
overdue bill because they hadnot
got a lien on the property.
Commissioner Greg Yancey ar-
rived at the meeting at this time
and said that he had been tied up
with environmental problems.
Lawlor asked him If he had any-
thing to report and he said that
he did not have anything at that
time. The meeting was adjourned.


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AHS Track Finishes Up First .qeg,,on

The Apalachicola Sharks wrapped
up their first track season in
school history at the April 21 dis-
trict championship meet in Port
St. Joe. The Sharks competed
against defending state champs
Port St..Joe, Wewahitchka, Lib-
erty County, and Blountstown.
The four member team, which
consisted of two boys and two
girls, finished fourth out of five
teams and successfully advanced
to the Regional Championships to
be held at F.S.U.
The best performance of the day
by a Shark, was by Jenny
Edmiston, who placed third in the
3200 meters with a time of 13:30.
Tyler Fulmer finished fourth in
the 1600 meters, setting a new
school record with a time of 5:04.
In the 3200 meters, Jeff Edmiston
placed fourth with a time of 11:34,
a new school record. Meghann
Gunter also ran an impressive
3200 meter race, finishing fourth
with a time of 14:30.
Coach Hobson Fulmer was very
pleased with the results of the
meet and the season as a whole.

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$100K By The End Of May

Mary Ann Shields, Chairman of the Carrabelle Branch of the Franklin
County Public Library Building Committee, receives a $5,000.00 check
from Cliff Butler, President of Gulf State Community Bank. The con-
tribution was made to help the Friends of the Franklin County Public
Library's $100K BY THE END OF MAY fund raising campaign to raise
the final $75,000 required local match in order to receive a $250,000
Library Construction Grant from the State of Florida to build a new
5,000 square foot library building in Carrabelle.
Cliff Butler who is also President of the Friends of the Franklin County
Public Library, appointed the Building Committee when Jackie Gay,
the Carrabelle Branch Library Assistant won the Paul Newman recipe
contest and designated the money for building a new library building
in Carrabelle. Since their appointment, the Building Committee has
held many fundraisers increasing the funds collected to more than
$175,000 to date. But they need your support more than ever to
reach their $250,000 goal. If the $250,000 is not raised prior to July
1, 1999, several years of hard work and the $250,000 Library Con-
struction Grant from the State of Florida will be lost.
In addition to the $5,000 contribution, Gulf State Community Bank
has offered to mail a fundraising letter to as many property owners in
the Carrabelle area as possible. If you do not receive a letter and
would like to contribute to the new library building please contact
either the Carrabelle or Eastpoint Branches of the Library or any
office of Gulf State Community Bank.
Due to the success of yard sale hosted by the bank employees in the
Carrabelle parking lot, the Timber Island Yacht Club has asked them
to host a second yard sale on June 5th. The Yacht Club plans to sell
dinners with all proceeds benefiting the building fund. Contact the
Carrabelle Office of Gulf State Community Bank for Yard Sale infor-
mation. All citizens and businesses are encouraged to get involved in
the fundraising efforts to attain the,$100K BY THE END OF MAY

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Father-son horseshoe champions, Jim and Brett Lycett.

9th Annual Waterfront

Sets Record Attendance

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Clown Jim Bove at the -Waterfront Festival Saturday, April 17th.

By Tom Campbell
Executive Director Bonnie
Stephenson of the Carrabelle Area
Chamber of Commerce said last
week that the 9th Annual Water-
front Festival "set a new record of
5,000 attending. That's more than
attended last year. There was a
steady stream of people all day."
From all reports, the Family Fun
Day was "a big success," she said.
The Fun Auction was the
Chamber's biggest success, with
"funds raised totaling about
$1,800,: she said.
Jane Robison won the $500 cash
prize. In the Seafood Gumbo
Cookoff, Peggy Higgins won 1st
Place. She received $150 and a
$50 Gift Certificate from Big
Bend. Second Place went to Nora
Walters, who won $100 and a set
of two chili pepper bowls by Big
Bend Ceramics.
Third Place winner was Barbara
S Robulock, who received $50 and
gifts from Neel's Auto, Pat's Place
and Dr. Zoe Segree.
The Winners Circle included Tho-
mas Petrandis (Angelo's),
Suzanne Brannan, Leon DePriest
and Nancy Green.

There were about 80 vendors and
various games for children and
adults. The Horseshoe Tourna-
ment at Wet Willie's had 16 adults
on 8 teams with double elimina-
tion. After all day play, the Wvin-
ner was a father-son team, Jim
and Brett Lycett.
Shirley Vigneri and her commit-
tee were responsible for the ven-
dors and the set-up. Helen
Schmidt handled the Chamber
Booth with the sale of tickets and

There was a joint effort between
the Chamber of Commerce and
the Carrabelle School for activi-
ties, displays and school project
displays. Wet Willie's provided the
live music.
Waste Management supplied gar-
bage control which was effective.
Pit Stop out of Tallahassee sup-
plied Port-a-Potties.
Bonnie Stephenson said, "There
were so many who provided as-
sistance. I can't name them all.
But the festival just could not
have succeeded without all of
them helping. Thank you fo ev-

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Concert In The Park

A beauty contestant.

Grace Wathen sits in behalf of Big Bend Hospice.

About 200 people attended the Concert in Lafayette Park
in Apalachicola Sunday, April 25th, sponsored by the Ilse
Newell Fund for the Performing Arts. This organization was
founded in 1986 and is sponsored by the Apalachicola Area
SHistorical Society.
Sunshine Review performed a wide range of songs such as
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Is Hard to Do.
Most of those attending the concert in the park remembered
to bring their folding chairs or something to sit on, as there
are no seats provided in the park.

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Philaco Woman's Club Sponsors

Environmental Projects During

Month of April

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Philaco Woman's Club Poster Contest Chairman, Linda
Trauger, presents first place award to Mallary Nelson, Brown
elementaryy School, for "Don't Litter Franklin County!'
April is the month when nature
abounds, when Earth Day is eel- a recent Philaco Woman's Club
ebrated, and when the Philaco meeting, with Mallory Nelson from
Woman's Club of Apalachicola Brown Elementary School receiv-
sponsors a number of environ- ing a beautiful butterfly garden kit
mental projects designed for Club for her First Place poster. Second
members by its Conservation Place was awarded to Kady Tindell
Committee. Committee Chairman of Carrabelle High School, and
Shirley Hartley reports the Club Third Place to Jayson Canning,
held a very successful Plant Sale also of Carrabelle School. Philaco
and Book Fair recently to raise hopes to generate interest among
funds for educational supplies for youth in Franklin County to par-
local elementary schools. Sub- ticipate in its anti-littering cam-
scriptions of KIND NEWS, an en- paign.
vironmental and humane educa- County Manager Alan Pierce
tional newspaper are being pro- spoke to members of the Club re
vided each month to students in ceptly, providing an update on
several grades at each of the County parks and recreational
Country's three elementary facilities. He described the facili-
schools. Education Committee ties at Vrooman Park in
Chairman Jean Nichols reports Eastpoint, which consist of three
that proceeds from the Book Fair Little League fields, a walking trail
will help to purchase children's' whichwill be paved this year, and
books for the schools through the a concession stand. A new facil-
Libraries 2000 program, ity will be opened shortly at Ned
A good turnout of Philaco volun- Porter Park in Apalachicola, hav-
teers helped clean the bridge ing three Little League Fields, ,a
causeways between Apalachicola walking trail, a pavilion, and ei-
and Eastpoint on April 17 as part their a 1/4 mile track or a tennis
of the Adopt-A-Highway program court. If grant funding is approved,
in which Philaco participates four by the Legislature, the year 2000
times a year. Each clean-up gen- will see construction of a new park
rates approximately 500 pounds facility on St. George Island which
of trash for this program spon- would include picnic tables, ga-
sored by the Florida Department zebos, barbecue stands, bath-
of Transportation. rooms, a parking lot for 150 cars,
and a permanent pavilion for the
A poster contest for third graders Chili Cook-Off. A fishing pier or
in Franklin County on the topic boat ramp may be built when the
of "Don't Litter Franklin County" new St. George Island bridge is
was coordinated by Linda constructed. Mr. Pierce was pre-
Trauger. Ten top contenders were sented with several plants in ap-
selected whose works were dis- preciation of his participation in
played for one week at Gulf State the Conservation Program.
Bank in Apalachicola. Awards
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