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Franklin Chronicle

Volume 8, Number 11


May 28 June 10, 1999

Langwood Industries Moves Forward

Micrite being loaded onto a barge via large chute.

By Tom Campbell
On Thursday. Nla\ 20. Lanqgwood
Industries was busy loading
limerock onto a barge in the
Carrabelle River. Gene Laneston
and his sons. Chris and lMike.
were on hand to surpemse and do
whatever was needed.
As the accompan1ng photos at-
tesf7f-ter a s hfld u s t anav-h e re
to be seen as the process wi0th the
big machines was trarnserrng the
limerock rom the areat pile to rte
chute and Lhen to the barge. Not
one speck of dust was etvdent. As
Mr. Langston pointed out. "As you
can see. the limerock is slightly
moist, as it usually is. and there
is no dust."
He also noted that he is now us-
ing 15 employees and hopes to
add 8 more soon. "We are using
local workers every chance we
get," Mr. Langston said that they
are even supplying the workers
with on-the-job training, in an ef-
fort to help out the Franklin
County economy, with the idea of
keeping as much money in the
local economy as possible, for the
good of the Carrabelle area.
Langwood Industries has a mar-
ket that is expanding to the west.
Barges were loaded in Carrabelle
last Thursday and Friday, May 20
and 21, to ship micrite to the
Pensacola area. Micrite is a form
of shellbase mined by Langwood
Langston explained that the prod-
uct, micrite, will be used to help
in the building of roads. The prod-
uct will be used as base on roads
"as far west as Mobile." He said
that the product will also be used
as an "additive to chicken feed."
This will eventually increase the
thickness of the eggshell, which
will be a great help in shipping
Langston said that tests have
shown that micrite is more du-
rable as base on roads than the
current method that the govern-
ment has been using. As the
uniqueness and versatility of
micrite become better known, it
is expected "that the market will
continue to expand."
Langston talked extensively and
with excitement about "how much
good all of this can bring to the
Carrabelle area."
"In the last 4 years," Langston
said, "we and our customers have
built roads that have taken a
pounding from 100 degree
weather, over 200 loaded 18
wheelers a day, wind, salt, floods,
rain and Hurricane Opal."
He continued, "My own observa-
tions revealed the compatibility
and durability of micrite."
After Proctor and Gamble used it
as a road base on their huge plan-
tation, Langston used it on sev-
el-al projects. Neil Atkinson, a
River Rock Mining consultant,
knew that this shell-based road
base was durable. He had drilled
holes on the site of the mine and
had determined that the Micrite
was incredibly compatible and
ultimately could be mined and
sold at a very competitive price to
highway departments and road
Studies at the University of

Florida. by the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation. have de:
termined unusual strength gains
on unpaved road surfaces. and
were determining if the same
.well performing" strength gains
could be recorded under a struc-
tural asphalt course when Hum-
cane Opal came through.
The results of Hurricane Opal
showed that the asphalt abo\ e the
miricr rojcid siuirfa e '.. s di -
stroyed and the road surface be-
low us was destroyed. But our
surface remained virtually intact."
The substance micnte. Is the re-
sult of the micro-crystallization
process of sea shells that takes
millions olf ears not unlike the
more familiar transformation of
carbon wood into coal and ulti-
mately into diamonds. The scien-
tists call it lime mud. We call it
What all of this means is that
micrite is a non-polluting, highly
compatible substance that
makes a surface for roads that is
more affordable per ton, longer
lasting and can endure the tough-
est tests that man and nature can
dish out. "The slightest spillage is
completely non-polluting, be-
cause it is made of the same sub-
stance as sea shells, and nothing
more. It can even be used in beach
and white sand areas because it
doesn't stain the sand."
Langston said, "micrite is a supe-
rior substance that could ulti-
mately save highway departments
and ultimately the tax payer mil-
lions of dollars. Every indication
shows that micrite is the road
surface of the future."
Tests are underway to-show that
micrite as a mix makes concrete
virtually indestructible.
Langston concluded, "Langwood's
contributions are being felt in
both Franklin and Liberty Coun-
ties. Our sensitivity to community
projects and some churches often
go unnoticed. Langwood is pre-
pared to go the extra mile in ev-
ery project they undertake." For
example, when the Health Depart-
ment came up short in its bud-
get, (in Carrabelle), Langston do-
nated "about $40,000 in base
material for the parking lot."


This Issue
10 Pages
Franklin Briefs ......Page 2
Editorial & Commentary
..................... Pages 3 & 4
Sports ...................Page 5
Second Circuit Court.......
.....................Pages 6 & 7
Church News .........Page 7
Franklin Bulletin Board
.............................Page 8
FCAN...................Page 9
Bookshop ............Page 10

Proposed Grant
to Rehabilitate
Raney House

On Thursday. May 27th. the
Apalachicola a ArHiLstoncal So-
ciety began discussions to submit
a grant at the end ol May to re-
store the 1838 Raney home
Laura Moodv. curator ou the
Raney Museum and George
Chapel, trustee for the Florida
Trust for Historical Preservation
and President of the area histori-
cal society, led the discussion on
the scope of the work to be done.
The Raney home has long been
an important historical landmark
in Apalachicola, and a tourist at-
traction for local people and visi-
tors. In times past, the home has
served the local Chamber, the
Economic Development Council,
FAMU Small Business Develop-
ment Program, the Philaco Club
of the Florida Federation of
Women, Gulf Coast Community
College and others. Letters of en-
dorsement to repair the extensive
structural damage are welcomed.
The society address is Box 75,
Apalachicola, Florida 32329-

St. George Island
Tallahassee resident William
Scott Caldwell's body was found
off St. George Island State Park
on Sunday, May 23. The 23-year-
old had allegedly drowned while
being towed on an inflatable tube
by a 18-21 foot boat that had four
people on it. The man was not
wearing a life jacket. The investi-
gation report, which was done by
the Marine Patrol, was unavail-
able at press time.

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An Update

"Design And Build"

Cu tr- auur- For
Bryant Patton


Among three bidders for the
multi-million dollar contract to
Design and build a new bridge
connecting St George Island with
the mainland. the Boh Brothers
Construction Company of New
Orleans. LoLisiana was selected
by the Florida Department of
Transportation in early May
The contract is expected to be
signed late this. month or in early
June. The bid of the Boh Broth-
ers was to design and build a new
Bryant Patton Bridge for S71 6
million The existing bridge was
Determined to be furctionally ob-
solete as it had no shoulders and
substandard barimer rails. Saltva-
ter intrusion has caused deteno
ration o.if the 34-year-old struc-
'iure Thi- newv bndre "ill be built
orn a wes-tward alignment. b T ass-
ine natural and planted o\ster
beds. have 12-foot travel lanes
and 10-foot shoulders, and a
navigational clearance of 65 feet
over the inland channel. The new
bndae \wll span across the entire
roadway to and from St. Georee
Island, excluding the existing,
man-made causeway.
In the period leading up to the
contract signing, all parties will
be reviewing the submitted bid,
and hence the selection of Boh
Brothers is tentative until those
review have been completed.
The Boh Brothers Construction
Company, in business for 90
years, will be expected to design
and build the structure. The de-
sign process will take up to a year,
and the following construction
phase will take from 2 to 2.5 years
to complete. The bridge is ex-
pected to be open for traffic in
The Chronicle spoke with con-
struction project manager Al
Flettrich in Louisiana, who said
many of the construction tasks
will be local hires in the construc-
tion crafts. "We believe in keep-
ing everyone informed" ... about
the construction activities, and
consequently,, someone will even-
tually be designated as public in-
formation person. In the early
phase of design, a Panama City
firm will be responsible for soil
testing, and related studies, and
permits will be obtained within
the first year. The design phase
will not involve a great number of
personnel from Louisiana but
eventually some personnel will be
arriving for their long stay in the
area. Flettrich indicated that an
"inspection" role will be separate
from the Boh activities and most
likely be selected by the Dept. of

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From left, Bob Dietz, Bix Durbin, Pat Riley, Alny McPherson,
who helped place the steeple on roof of Lanark Community
Church, with the help of the Lanark Fire Department's
extension ladder.

Lanark Community Church Has New Steeple

By Tom Campbell
The interdenominational Lanark Our thanks to all who have
Community Church on Spring worked on our church imorove-
Street in Lanark Village celebrated ment: David Demastus, Alney
Sunday, May 16, 1999, as the McPhearson, Bix Durbin, Bob
"first Sunday with the steeple, Dietz, Pat Riley, Lanark Fire De-
according to Pastor Dave McGrath partment-and those who trav-
and his wife Janet. eled the highway with the
They will soon be announcing a steeple-Sue and Bernie Dowling
date for a dedication service. and Marlene and Ji Moore.
The following information was in Rev. David McGrath welcomes all
the church bulletin: who are looking for a church
home, in this interdenominational
IN MEMORIAM church. Communion is served the
first Sunday of each month., On
Our new Church Steeple was the third Sunday refreshments
given in memory of William are served following the service for
Lightfoot and Eugene Jones by "Fellowship Sunday."
their family.

Weems Hospital Begins Plans For Renovations

By Aaron Shea
Michael Lake, Vice President of
Business Development.for Cen-
tennial Healthcare, went before
the County Commission on May
18, requesting the Board's sup-
port for the issuance of a $2 to
82.5 million revenue bond for the
renovation of George E. Weems
It was pointed out in a packet dis-
tributed to the Commissioners

that, "it is believed that this (bond)
would not create any debt for
which the county would have ob-
The packet also stated that Cen-
tennial would "amend its existing
lease to cover the interest and
principal payments on the
bonds." The Commission will also
look into the possibility of turn-
ing to one of the local bank es-
tablishments for a loan. The sta-
tus of this situation is expected
to be discussed at the June 1
County Commission meeting.
The proposed bond would be used
to redesign the hospital's emer-
gency room and it would also be
used for the construction of addi-
tional office space. Hospital Ad-
ministrator Susan Ficklen simply
explained that, "as we (the hospi-
tal) get larger, we end up with
patient rooms becoming offices,
which is typical for small hospi-

The money would also be used for
redecorating, paint, new beds,
new stretchers, and up-to-date
heating and cooling systems.
Since taking over as the manage-
ment company for Weems in
1997, Centennial has already
purchased or leased $300,000 in
equipment for the 42 year old
hospital. Some of these improve-
ments have included a new roof
and new generator.
Currently, money has been in-
vested into installing a sprinkler
system into the hospital. Once
the plans are approved for the
system, it will take 6 to 8 weeks
to complete. Following the
completion of the sprinkler sys-
tem, the hospital will lease a
$260,000 CAT scan, which is
used to diagnose internal injuries.
"The most important aspect is
that it is great for diagnosing
strokes," said Ficklen. 'This will
be a giant step for this area."
Ficklen expects for the hospital to
have the machine by September.


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Page 2 28 May 1999


The Franklin Chronicle



May 18 County Commis-
sion meeting
* Ray Clary, Financial Director for
the Franklin County Sheriffs De-
partment, went before the Board
to request the renewal of a
$49,500 grant for the narcotics
task force section of the depart-
ment. The Board approved the
* The Board approved a request
by Eileen Annie, the Library Di-
rector for Franklin County Li-
braries, for a possible grant that
would provide the county library
with two to four new Gateway
* Gary Stilwell of the Dog Island
Conservation District asked the
Board for any possible funding for
repairs on the Dog Island ferry
docks and freight boat. Commis-
sioner Jimmy Mosconis argued
that Dog Island is a private place.
" They (island residents) made it
clear all along, keep your hands
off this Island," said Commis-
sioner Mosconis. County Planner
Alan Pierce informed the Board
that he had written a letter to the
Governor requesting funding for
the repairs of the ferry docks.
Stilwell entered a budget request
for the Island. All budget requests
are due in by June 1.
* The Board accepted a $45,000
grant from the City of Carrabelle,
pending the submission of mate-
rials explaining the terms and
conditions of the grant.
Carrabelle was awarded the grant
to build a boat ramp on Timber
Island. The city believes, however,
that they will be unable to com-
plete the project in the time line
of the grant because of of some
differences with the Port Author-
ity over unrelated issues.
County Planner Alan Pierce told
the city that if they gave the grant
to the county, they would build a
new boat ramp on the north side
of the existing ramp. If the terms
of the grant would allow it, it is
possible the county could use the
grant money to improve the park-
ing for trailers within the existing
Timber Island right-of-way. This
could be another option.
* The Board gave approval to Mor-
ris Palmer on the opening of Av-
enue D in Eastpoint.. This would
open access to the back of
Palmer's property. Avenue D
would eventually connect to Be-
gonia Street.
* Ben Wither's bill for work, done
on Alligator Point Road after Hur-
ricane Earl was brought before
the Board. once again. The
county never had a contract with
Withers, but the county did ben-
efit from his equipment, labor,
and materials. Alan Pierce sug-
gested to the Board that they pay
Withers $4,999 of the $9,355 bill.
That is one dollar less than the
bid requirement. Commissioner
Mosconis called it "an unusual
way to do business." Unsure how
to handle this situation, the Board
took no action on this matter.
* The Board approved the con-
struction of a 175 foot dock in the
Alligator Point subdivision. The
dock will be built on Vaughn
McNeil's and his neighbors ad-
joining property line.
* The Board approved a final plat
for a three unit subdivision on St.
George Island known as Gulf
Beach Estates.
* The Board gave it's approval for
a 27 lot subdivision in Lanark Vil-
lage, known as Driftwood Subdi-
vision. This subdivision has been
submitted by the St. Joe /Arvida
company. The approval, however,
is contingent upon the county
engineers reviewing the drainage
of the area. Arvida proposes to
place culverts in areas that are
currently natural drainage areas.
* The Planning and Zoning Board
failed on three separate motions
to get a majority vote on the land
use change and rezoning on Tim-
ber Island from C-1 (commercial
) to Industrial. The three motions,
according to Alan Pierce's report,
were to take no action, deny the
rezoning, and to approve the re-
zoning. All failed by a 3-4 vote.
According to Pierce's report, the
P&Z members said the failed votes
were an indication of their not
wanting to change the position
they took when they approved the
loading of the limerock as an ac-
cessory use in the C-l district.
Pierce pointed out to the County
Commission that there were
seven uses for the Industrial
Zone: manufacturing assembly

line processing, welding machine
shops, transportation activities,
wood processing, storage of al-
loyed products, bottling plants
and food processing, automobile
salvage junk yard, and other uses
as determined by the P&Z Board.
Commissioner Mosconis ex-
plained that food processing
would allow seafood plants in that
area. "You're just expanding what
you can use there." stated
Pierce said that he had spoken to
Barbara Linczevski of the Depart-
ment of Community Affairs (DCA)
about maintaining the county's
seafood heritage. According to his
report, he explained to her that it
was not in DCA's best interest to
encourage rezoning of the area

away from commercial seafood.
She told Pierce that she would
look into allowing the county to
issue some sort of special excep-
tion, special use, conditional zon-
ing, or variance for a specific use
without requiring a land use and
zoning change.
* John Chiveta went before the
Board once again with his pro-
posed mobile home park in
Eastpoint. Chiveta wants to pos-
sibly develop 78 acres at four
units per acre. At this time,
Chiveta is looking into septic
tanks as an alternative for waste
water treatment. Chiveta pre-
sented the idea of one septic tank
per acre, but P&Z, according to
Alan Pierce's report, held their
position on one unit per acre if
public sewer would not be avail-
The county's standards on this
topic is set at 4.3 units per acre
on sewer or septic tanks. "Why
was the ordinance written?,"
questioned Chiveta. "Why is it
still there? People like me come
in here and look to buy property
to develop under your existing
zoning ordinance, then you say no
you don't like your existing zon-
ing ordinances. We know what it
says, but we just don't like it so
we won't do anything about it."
Chiveta's speech fell upon deaf
ears. The Commission unani-
mously denied his proposition.

By Tom Campbell
On May 12, the Franklin County
Drug Task Force and the Federal
Drug Enforcement Administra-
tion Mobile Enforcement Team II
concluded their four month long
investigation in Franklin County.
Arrests were made in connection
with suspected suppliers and
drug dealers of crack cocaine
throughout the Franklin County
Arrest warrants served on the
suspects were compiled by the
two law enforcement agencies,
who worked closely together in
gathering intelligence information
and conducting controlled under-
cover buys from the suspected
dealers. Members of the Drug
Enforcement Administration,
Franklin County, Bay County and
Leon County Sheriffs Offices
combined for the pre-dawn raid.
In November of 1998, Sheriff
Bruce Varnes requested assis-
tance from, the Federal Drug En-
forcement Administration to fight
the "War on Drugs" in Franklin
County. After being approved for
their deployment, the Mobile En-
forcement Team and the Franklin
County Sheriffs Office began their
investigation. They worked their
way from the, streett VLevel' sales,
according to Sheriff Varnes, "into
the 'Main Distribution' sales."
This sort of investigation takes a
lot of planning, time and funding
by the investigating agency. Sher-
iff Varnes said, "Our County
doesn't have the funds or re-
sources that our 'Big Brothers'
have, to conduct this type of op-
eration. We are fortunate he con-
tinued, "to have these men and
women come to Franklin County

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Lanark Village Water And Sewer

"Backs Off" Driftwood Project

By Tom Campbell
At the Board Meeting of the
Lanark Village Water and Sewer
District (LVW&S) on May 18,
some interesting items came up
concerning the Driftwood Project,
which is planned for placement
along Highway 98.
Currently, the Lanark Village
Water and Sewer Department
(LVW&S) serves about 493 cus-
tomers, according to Chairman of
the Board Jim Lawlor. The Drift-
wood Project was planning for 29
homes to be built, but now has
reduced that number to 27, as
some of the lots have been ex-
tended to encompass more land.
The Driftwood Project is a part of
the St. Joe Paper Company, ac-
cording to Chairman Lawlor. "It's
under Pampano Construction,"
said Lawlor.
The Driftwood Project is sched-
uled to be located south of High-
way 98 and east of the Catholic
Church (in Gulf Terrace). Drift-


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Jim Lawlor, Chairman
wood is to take up "about a mile"
on the water side of Highway 98.
LVW&S had been requested by
the Driftwood owners to furnish
water for the project. The Drift-
wood Project was planning to put
in the sewers, "as that is out of
our district," said Lawlor.
LVW&S was to get "hook-up fees"
for water.
LVW&S backed off. "We backed
I out of the projects," Lawlor said.
The current plans show the north
side of Highway 98 is to be used
for putting the pipes in the
ground. But, according to LVW&S
it "should be the south side of
Highway 98, because there are
fibre optics phone cables along
the north side of Highway 98. If
damaged, those cables could cost
$30,000 per minute of disruption)
while being repaired. That's the
reason LVW&S backed out of the
project," explained Lawlor.
The Driftwood Contractors will get
the responsibilities of construc-
tion of the sewers, and the plac-
ing of the water, pipes. LVW&S will
get the hook-up fees. Driftwood
project papers have been sent to
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) for approval, for
permit to put pipes in the ground.
"The issue of placing the pipes
needs to be readdressed," said
Lawlor. "That's why we backed out
of the project."
In another matter, it was revealed
that the Gulf State Community
Bank has the mortgage on the
whole complex where the Lanark
Village Cafe and Laundromat are
located. Foreclosure papers have
been served. That complex is
known as the Mini-Mall. No bid
was high enough, so the Bank got
the complex back.

The Laundromat was used often
by Lanark customers, so the situ-
ation is a hardship for them until
the water is turned back on.
LVW&S followed "the legal proce-
dure" in trying to collect the-debt
for water used.
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The WINGS Group of the Library decorated this chair
and named it "May Days Bring Empty Chairs." because
school is out for the summer.
Second Place went to Travis Rob-
First Place Winner in the 7 12 erts, 7th Grade, of Carrabelle
year old division went to Simone School. His art work was named
Lucas, age 10, of Chapman El- "Skateboard/Bike Path for May
ementary School. Hers was a Days."
mixed media piece named "The In the 13-17 year division, Connie
Merry Month of May." Shultz, age 13, from Carrabelle
won First Place.

Carrabelle Port and Airport

Authority Meets

isy Tom Campbell
In the meeting of the Carrabelle
Port and Airport Authority on May
18, Chairman Jim Lycett made
reference to the lights that had
been ordered for the airport. The
Carrabelle City Commissioners
had been approached to share in
the cost for the bill, approximately
The Port Airport Authority paid
the bill, and a request was made
to the City to share in the cost.
That matter is still pending.
Mr. Tommy Bevis was at the meet-
ing and made reference to a check
he had, which was in regard to
the lease payment for the prop-
erty of approximately seven acres
he leases. Mr. Bevis had at-
tempted to pay the City of
Carrabelle, as he had done for
about seven years. The problem
was that the City of Carrabelle
refused to accept the check,
which was in the amount of about
$2,000. It was not clear who
among City Commissioners had
refused to accept Mr. Bevis' check.
It was also not clear as to why the
City refused, after about seven
years of lease payments by Mr.
Motion was made, seconded and
approved by the Port and Airport
Authority to accept Tommy Bevis'
When asked later for his com-
ments, City Commissioner
Raymond Williams said that he

didn't know who at City Hall had
refused to accept Mr. Bevis' check.
Commissioner Williams said that
Ms. Mary Jane Kitamura, who
had been working part-time for
the Port Authority and the City
of Carrabelle, had been taking the
checks in the past. Williams said
they were Port Authority funds,
so they should be given to the Port
Authority Treasurer.
In another matter, discussion
aoout the sewer plant Ior timoer
Island was tabled by the City un-
til next meeting. Ordinance 228
relates to how the money (about
$51,000) is to be spent.
The money is to be spent for the
development of Timber Island.
Comment was made that the City
Commissioners would have to
abide by their Ordinanace, and a
portion of that money had been
requested for a feasibility study
for the project on Timber Island.
The question was raised as to
whether there is an absolute use
for the sewer plant. The answer:
It can't be used for anything but
Timber Island. The Port and Air-
port Authority awaits further ac-
The next Carrabelle City Commis-
sion meeting is June 7. The meet-
ing of Carrabelle Port and Airport
Authority will be right behind,
meeting June 8. Apparently, the
story will continue to unfold. One
bystander said, "When are they
going to start cooperating for the
good of the City?" The answer to
that may be coming.

to apply their resources and man-.
power into such a long and de-
tailed investigation. It has been a
It is estimated that at least 1,000
man hours were used in order for
the investigation to be completed.
Once the "pipeline" had been lo-
cated, the investigating officers
concentrated their efforts toward
cutting off the flow of the crack
cocaine into Franklin County.
Over $15,800 in Federal funds
were expended during the course
of the investigation, just on pur-
chasing crack cocaine from the
suspected drug dealers. Over 163
grams of crack cocaine were pur-
chased with an estimated street
value of $32,600.
Sheriff Varnes said, "It is our goal
to rid our streets and communi-
ties of this illegal activity and the
crimes associated with drugs. It
is definitely this kind of
multi-agency coordination that
makes this possible."
Agencies that assisted were:
Franklin County Sheriffs Office,
DEA -Tallahassee and Miami, Bay
County Sheriffs Office (3 K-9
Units), Leon County's Sheriffs
Office (Chopper), Jackson County
Sheriffs Office (Chopper), with 44
Law Enforcement Total. .
Arrested were: Steven Antonio
Taylor, B/M, 05-14-77; Fred
Reynolds, B/M, 08-18-60; Lionel
Sanders, B/M, 08-31-56; Leonard
Green, B/M, 05-10-69; Cindy
Fasbenner, W/F, 05-13-64;
Wendell Weaver, B/M, 03-21-75;
Shawn Brown, B/M, 03-05-73;
Jewayne O'Neal, B/M, 09-20-77;
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limitation on the use of nets for fishing Thi.
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By Rene Topping
May has traditionally been the month each year our country honors
the policemen who have laid down their lives in the course of doing
their duty. So, it is my opinion that what happened at the city hall the
other night was truly shameful when some of the commissioners
turned the job of choosing a replacement for a vacancy into a political
I would like to express my feelings about the Carrabelle Police De-
partment, And I will tell you from the git-go, my opinions are colored
by the fact that my husband too, was a policeman for twenty years.
But so is my experience with what makes a good department and
how it is to be married or have a son or daughter who are in police
My husband, Bob, was a member of the Tucson Police Department
and retired to Carrabelle from that job. Not a day went by on each of
the days in those twenty years that he was on duty that my love was
not with him. I never sent him to work without telling him I loved him
and saying, "Have a safe night" Any time I was away from home when
it was time to go on duty, he would call me and say "Give me the
Maybe that sounds silly to you. Maybe it was. But, Bob and I knew
only too well from the funerals we attended that the very act of a man
or woman putting on that badge and gun belt makes them a target. It
is never "Just a job."
In fact, in Tucson, days off and vacation time was called "rest duty."
When we went on vacation we had to leave an itinerary of where we
could be reached. For Bob and me, it is never just a job, it was a
It doesn't matter how big or how small the place is. It doesn't matter
if it's a rookie or a man reaching the last of his time, when death can
come to a policeman. It was the early part of the year 1977 when it
was Carrabelle's turn to mourn a downed officer. Officer Patton was
called to a family disturbance. "Man with a gun holding an valid young
person hostage." Patton had no option on taking the call. Moments
later he was lying dead on the path that lead to the house. Every year
in May my husband and I speak his name with pride in our effort to
keep his memory evergreen. I hope a lot more of you think of him and
his ultimate sacrifice. For surely most blessed is he who laid down
his life unselfishly for others.
On the Tucson Department each new officer is handed a list of things
that could lead to the officer being fired. One stands out always in my
mind. "LACK OF COURAGE." You can sell shoes, run a ferry service,
even supervise a large company and even though you may be the
most courageous person in the world it just isn't a requirement for
the job.
So you see, even in Carrabelle a man or woman who is a policeman
can die, but they cannot run away from a call. They have taken an
oath; all policemen do, no matter how big or how small their city. It is
to protect and serve the residents of the area their police force covers.
The job in a small town is often more one of service to the residents
that it is in other areas. How comforting it was to Clare Viles that the
then Chief of Police Jesse Gordon came round the same night her
husband died and told her to call if she needed any help. Then there
was the sheriffs deputy who drove her home. This is what they do -
in small towns. They serve and protect.
They don't shirk coming to a house where someone needs a hand in
getting an ill person back into bed. They make the older citizens feel
good when they see them in the neighborhood. And I hope the chil-
dren of our town are taught by their parents that the policeman is a
"good guy," someone who will come to their aid if they are scared.
I too, have received help from the Carrabelle department. They came
swiftly and did their job well. And when I thanked them they said
""Any time, Miss Rene"
It is hard for me to believe that a majority of the people in Carrabelle
really look down on our policeman, But if you are one of those who
do, "When you really need help call a city commissioner." It seems
that Commissioner Wood and Commissioner Williams feel that city
policemen are redundant. I think not.
Another maxim is that "People get the police department they
deserve." Let me paraphrase that. It is absolutely true that, "We all
get the government we deserve." If we don't vote, only come to a meet-
ing when it's something we want, don't keep up with the way they are
handling our affairs then I say we all are guilty.
Please express your opinion on your police department. Our Editor
Tom Hoffer welcomes your letters.

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............ Rene Topping

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Pam Lycett ............................................... Carrabelle
D avid Butler ......................:..................... C arrabelle
Pat M orrison ............................................ St. George Island
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David Greenway Raney, Sr.

David Greenway aney, Jr.
David Greenway Raney, Jr.

The Raney Home Needs

Community Support

Tourism is a major element in the economy of Florida. Visiting his-
toric sites is a popular vacationing activity for many Americans. Visi-
tors bring their dollars into our communities, more so where there
are historic sites, homes, museums and the like. In ApAlachicola,
and other parts of Franklin, there are a number of attractions, some
of which could be perceived by the visiting public as "historic", ac-
cording to surveys produced by the Department of State. Along with
a large number of historic homes, the county is blessed with many
landmarks, including the Apalachicola home of David Greenway
In studies conducted at various historic locations throughout America,
a number of findings could find application here.
For example, travelers who include'historic sites in their itineraries
stay an average of a halfday longer and spend an average of $62 more
than other travelers.
Or, historic preservation visitors stay longer, visit twice as many places
and spend, on average over two-and-a-half times more money in Vir-
ginia than do other visitors.
Or, compared to travelers overall, historical and cultural travelers
tend to take longer trips, stay more often in hotels, motels and B and
B's, spend more money, participate in more activities and are more
likely to travel outside their region of residence.
In Florida, more than 70% of travelers in Florida included visits to
historic sites during their trip.
Is this not enough evidence to demonstrate the importance of pre-
serving local historical landmarks such as the Raney House? Yet, the
number of county businessmen attending the interests of the
Apalachicola Area Historical Society, or actively involved in preserva-
tion efforts is very small. This can easily be a basis for "self-preserva-
tion" along with county pride and self-interest. That is nothing to be
ashamed of. What is puzzling is the lack of community support for
the historical society and its goals, given the gift that historic preser-
vation gives back to area businesses,
Tom W. Hoffer

Library Dreams Could Come True-

With A Little Help From Our Friends

By Betty Roberts
Once upon a time, one bright person wrote for a Grant for a $500,000
library for Carrabelle. The area people would have to come up with
$250,000, so the state could match it with $250,000. One organized
person agreed to chair the building fund committee.
As in the past, many dedicated people started to work. Some enthu-
siastic folks held fund raisers, gave cash, bought bricks, painted pic-
tures, made cakes, sold gumbo, did leather work, made quilts and
molded pottery.
The $50,000 that was donated by a dedicated librarian who had won
it for a gumbo recipe, gave the dream of a library new meaning.
In time, the $50,000 doubled and then tripled as the money rolled in.
Now, the $250,000 match has been approved by the legislature.
The Friends of the Library now have $176,500 in the building fund.
They need $73,500 to meet their goal. if the goal of $250,000 is not
met by July 1, the Friends will lose all the match money.
They still have their dream. Right now, they need financial help.
You can buy an engraved brick for $66 that will go into the spirit wall
of the new library, if you can give $1,000, your name will be engraved
in a special remembrance artistic work to be placed in the new li-
Whatever you can do will be appreciated. For more information, phone
Mary Ann Shields at 697-2640.

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By Tom Campbell
Last week, for two and a half days,
May 18-20, the Florida Natural
Resources Leadership Institute
brought together about 20-spe-
cialists in their fields to discuss
Franklin County's natural re-
sources, some of the conflicts that
have arisen and how best to ad-
dress those and find some pos-
sible solutions.
Marshall Breeze, Professor in Ag-
ricultural Education and Commu-
nication at the University of
Florida in Gainesville, said he
thought the forum had been suc-
cessful. "We have learned a great
deal about Franklin County and
the tremendous beauty of this
area," he said.
On Thursday, May 20, Publisher
Tom W. Hoffer of the Franklin
Chronicle, and two of his writers,
Aaron Shea and Tom Campbell,
were featured, along with others
from local media, in a demonstra-
tion of interview techniques. The
session was organized locally by
Bill Mahan, Franklin County Ex-
tension Agent. Others working
with Mahan were County Planner
Alan Pierce, Will Sheftall, Natu-
ral Resource Management Agent
in Leon County, and local natu-
ralist and estuarine expert Woody
They were all very pleased with
the success of the conference. An
evaluation report by a panel of
experts with the Institute said,
"The panel of journalists was pro-

fessional and one of the best such
groups we have seen all year."
One of the themes of the confer-
ence was to look at how media-
tion has been used in situations
in Franklin County, and whether
that mediation had worked or
failed. One subject discussed was
the Resort Village on St. George
Island. The Fellows of the Insti-
tute pointed out that mediation
can bring better understanding
between conflicting points of view,
thereby increasing cooperation.
County Extension Agent Mahan
said he was very pleased with the
results of the meeting and appre-
ciated "the professionalism and
spirit of cooperation among the
members of the local media who
Consensus of the group, which
gathered in Apalachicola from all
over the state of Florida, was that
the area of Franklin County and
the "Forgotten Coast" was excep-
tionally beautiful and the natural
environment was extraordinary.
They applauded the efforts of the
Estuarine Reserve to protect the
local environment. Without excep-
tion, all the Fellows of the Insti-
tute said they "would like to visit
the Franklin County area again."
Headquarters for the meeting of
the FNRLI was located in the
Gibson Inn in Apalachicola. Some
of the meetings were held at the
Apalachicola Recreation Center in
Battery Park.

Carrabelle Library Building

For those who might want to make a donation to the Carrabelle Branch
Public Library, or might want more information, following is a list of
the Building Committee with phone numbers.

Mary Ann Shields
Eileen Annie Ball
Jackie & Mickey Gay
Sarah Marxsen
Marian Morris
Cliff & Denise Butler
Cindy Sullivan
Christine Hinton
Shirley Schulz
David Butler
Betty Roberts
Peg Myers

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May, 1999. This would enable the committee to match state funds
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Is For The People
Last November, when Jeb Bush was elected Governor of Florida,
there were many skeptics who said that he was too inexperienced,
and would not be able to successfully navigate the halls of Talla-
hassee. We were confident that his heart was in the right place, and
we knew that he was truly passionate about serving all of the
citizens of our great state. Already, in cooperation with the Republi-
can majorities in the House and Senate, we have increased our
investment in our children, their schools, and Florida's future with
the Bush/Brogan A+ Education Plan. Our streets are safer with the
signing of the 10-20-Life bill, and our elders can face the twilight of
their years at home in dignity, because our Governor endowed the
Elders Aging Place Programs.
We are proud of Governor Bush, and delighted that we finally have
State government that is for the people.
Kudos to Governor Bush, Lieutenant Governor Brogan, Senate
President Toni Jennings, and House Speaker John Thrasher, who
have worked together to accomplish more in 60 days, than we
thought possible in 4 years. Keep up the good work you have our
continued support, prayers and thanks.
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The Franklin Chronicle

Dixie Theatre Opens 1999
Season With a Hit

From left, Richard Kinter, Gayle Seaton, and Robert Gretta
having fun in the Dixie Theatre's hit, "Oh Coward!" Now
playing, through Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.
By Tom Campbell

The Dixie Theatre in Apalachicola
opened its 1999 Summer Season
with "Oh Coward!" and it was a
hit with the audience, who
laughed and applauded loud and
long, interrupting the flow of the
show many times.
It was an appropriate tribute to
Noel Coward, whose plays, mu-
sic and songs have delighted au-
diences for nearly a century. This
revue entertains for two hours
with a ten-minute intermission.
In their ensemble, the three per-
formers make theatre magic.
Gayle Seaton is sensational in her
singing, dancing and flirting. She
has performed in musicals, oper-
ettas and operas throughout the
United States. Her flawless per-
formance lights up the stage.
Gayle Seaton teaches voice at
Florida State University, where
she is Program Director for Mu-
sic Theatre in the School of Mu-
sic. She often is reminiscent of a
young Angela Lansbury as she
starred in the musical "Mame" on
Robert Gretta is terrific as he eas-
ily changes from one character to
another, from laughter to poi-
gnancy. He has performed the
role of Billis in "South Pacific,"
and Mercutio in "Romeo and
Juliet," which demonstrates his
Richard Kinter has a distinctive
quality that offers the audience a
look at Noel Coward, himself. In
"A Marvelous Party," Kinter per-
fectly demonstrates the aging
British gentleman who is terribly
"hung-over." As he recalls the
party of the night before, he moves
from suffering to hilarity, and the

Memorial Day
to Honor
All Veterans
American Legion Post 82 in
Lanark Village will honor all vet-
erans at the Post Home on Me-
morial Day. Ceremonies will be-
gin at 11:30 a.m., followed by a
All members, veterans and the
public are cordially invited to at-
tend. For more information,
phone 697-9998.
Memorial Day is Monday, May 31,
and the American Legion Post 82
invites everyone to honor all vet-
erans on that day at the ceremo-
nies beginning at 11:30 a.m.

audience stopped the show with
applause in appreciation.
Fred Chappell's direction, as
usual, was imaginative and kept
the action moving along at a fast
clip. Mr. Chappell will direct three
shows for the Dixie Theatre this
summer, then will be off to work
in London theatre. He directed
"Sylvia" and "Driving Miss Daisy"
for the Dixie Theatre 1998 Inau-
gural Season.
Douglas Corbin (Pianist) and Matt
Miller (Percussionist) do a won-
derful job as they support the ac-
tors with beautiful music, some-
times managing to sound like a
twenty piece orchestra. Their
music is never too loud, but al-
ways perfect in adding to the per-
formers on stage. Mr. Corbin and
Mr. Miller even become actors in
the second act. They add high-
lights to the show throughout the
Thomas Ossowski's musical di-
rection was fascinating all the way
through the evenifig. Tim Frost
did his usual superb job with sce-
nic and lighting design. He man-
aged to turn the stage into many
interesting visual effects, while
keeping it all very simple. Cos-
tume Designer Martha H. Cooper
chose the right costumes and
"pieces" from start to finish and
deserves her own kudos. Chris
Zaccardi does a fine job as Stage
Producing Directdr Rex Parting-
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Chapman Celebrates 20 Years

A winter view of the Apalachicola Bay looking west at dusk
from the Bob Sikes Cut.

Access To The Sikes Cut

Where is the issue now? The 1000 Friends of Florida sent a letter to
the Dept. of Community Affairs (DCA) last February inquiring about
access to the Sikes Cut, through the St. George Plantation, a private
development on the island. The DCA wrote the Franklin County Com-
mission asking about access to the cut, referencing the Development
Order involving the island's private development, amended several
times. The County, through its attorney responded to the DCA in-
quiry, and again in April, the DCA (through Thomas Beck, Director,
Division of Community Planning) wrote back to Mr. Shuler, asking
the county again to take some action on the matter. Mr. Shuler wrote
Beck informing him that a request was made to the Board of Direc-
tors of the Plantation for a "plan for meeting the association's obliga-
tion according to the Revised Ninth Amendment". The Board of Di-
rectors at the Plantation discussed the matter at their May 15th meet-
ing, indicating that they needed to confer with Schooner's Landing,
George Mahr and other parties intimately connected with the issue,
and a letter signed by Bill Hess, Manager, was sent to Mr. Shuler to
that effect. So, not much has been accomplished since the issue was
first raised in February, except a fair amount of letter-writing and
good business for the U. S. postal service. At the rate of first class
postage, that should count for something.
Tom W. Hoffer

Plantation Board

Met May 15th

The Board of Directors at the St.
George Plantation met for about
3.5 hours on Saturday, May 15th.
One issue dealt with rumors that
the Board was about to impose
some sort of fee on renters to the
Plantation in the private develop-
ment, referred to as an "entrance
fee", but that was demolished as
a mistaken series of rumors. Sev-
eral members attending the meet-
ing spoke against such an "en-
trance fee" and were assured that
the idea was not formulated much
less ready for adoption. At that
time, a few Board members stated
that they would refer such an idea
to the membership for approval
before entertaining adoption of
the idea. However, from a more
general standpoint, this issue
bridged into a larger matter about
Plantation revenues and the
higher costs of paving both the T-
roads and the bike paths. Some
voiced concerns that the annual
revenues, mainly from assess-
ments on lot and homeowners,
would not be enough to pay those
bills. The Sikes Cut access issue
raised by the 1000 Friends of
Florida was addressed and is re-
ported in another piece on the
editorial page. Manager Bill Hess

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pulled out a large number of mar-
ketable "souvenirs" bearing the
logo of the Plantation that would
eventually be sold in the new
Plantation food service counter
adjacent to the renovated swim-
ming. pool. There are tee-shirts,
coffee mugs, beer and wine
glasses and other devices that are
expected to help out the Planta-
tion treasury in meeting expenses.
A budget workshop, presumably
open to all members, will be held.
at the clubhouse on Saturday,
June 26th, beginning at 9 a.m.
until noon.

By Aaron Shea
Chapman Elementary staff, stu-
dents, and alumni celebrated the
anniversary of the building that
Chapman students have called
home for the past 20 years. The
festivities included an oversized
birthday cake and several citizens
of the community paying homage
to the school that they hold so
close to their hearts.
Apalachicola City Commissioner
Jack Frye reminisced about his
days as a Chapman student in the
1960's, before presenting a reso-
lution honoring the school that
has resided in the small fishing
town since the early 1900's.
Annada Faircloth presented a
brief history of the school. She
told the crowd of approximately
50 people about botanist Alvan
Wentworth Chapman, the name-
sake of the school, who settled in
Apalachicola in 1847.
The auditorium and gymnasium
that are still used by the school

to this day were constructed in
the 1930's. Today's facility, which
was completed in 1979, houses a
population of 315 students, pre-
K through 6th grade, and employs
more than 30 educators. "The
staff and students are working
hard to meet the ever-changing
demands for the future," pro-
claimed Faircloth. "Chapman
school enters it's next 20 years
with the best technology includ-
ing laser disc resources, comput-
ers, a variety of software, and
internet access in all classrooms."
New principal Ina Meyer pointed
out that her family has a long
history of it's own at Chapman.
Her grandmother and mother
were both teachers at the school
before her. Meyer then spoke
about the many accomplishments
of Chapman, which included
some of the most improved FCAT
scores in the state. "Chapman
has made it's mark," declared
Meyer to the crowd.

Timber Irlannd Yacht Club

The Timber island Yacht club held
their May sailboat race Saturday
May 15 with a strong easterly
winds blowing. Captains esti-
mated at 15 to 20 knots. Boats
that participated In order of fin-
ish were:
1st: Capt. Fixit
Hunter 27
Greg and Laurel Newman
2nd: Wendy Kay II
O'Day 25
Ron Yount and Terry Griffin
3rd: Megali Kyra
ComPac 27
Donna and Lambros Tterlikkis
and Guests.
"Ye ol Ben Gun" Morgan 30, David
Schamber and 3 sons started the
race and had to drop out at the
half way mark because of me-
chanical difficulties.
All of the sailors did a great job of
boat handling and racing tactics.

The race was close after 10 miles
of heavy seas. A good time was
had by all. Trophies will be
awarded at a later date.
The racing committee is now turn-
ing its attention to the TIYC spon-
sored mini boat race that will be
held in the St George Island boat
basin June 6 at 11 am. Trophies
will be awarded for the first
3 places. Any kind of vessel that
is less than 3 ft by 3 ft by 3 ft and
propelled by sails are welcome.
This is a fun event for people of
all ages. Children are welcome to
enter mini boat races.
The next sailboat race will be June
12. The proposed course is course
number 1. This is around Dog Is-
land counter-clockwise. Start at
the green tripod #15 (formerly
#13) and finish at the 2s buoy.
All sailboats are welcome, mem-
bership in the TIYC is not re-
quired. These are fun races and
informal. Trophies will be
awarded for the first 3 places.








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African Trophies Become Edu
x i

Jim Estes shows guest bedroom with one of his trophies.

Zebra and friends.

Jim Estes enjoys the thrill of the
hunt, and points out that the
countries in Africa need to have
some animals' population con-
trolled, much like the deer popu-
lation needs to be controlled in
Georgia and Florida. This control
is necessary, or there would not
be enough food for the animals in
the countryside.
For a number of years, Estes and
his wife Joyce have been enjoy-
ing trips to Africa. His wife said,
"He enjoys the hunt and I enjoy
taking pictures. We make a good
team. He brings back trophies
and I bring back photographs."
They designed and built a large
museum building to house the
various trophies, which include
an elephant's head, a zebra, lions
and several hundred other ani-
mals and birds. Jim Estes said,
"We have over 600 in the collec-
They recently provided a "safari"
or field trip for Ms. Denise Butler's
Sixth Grade of Brown Elementary
School in Eastpoint. Ms. Butler
made "name cards" and placed
them on many of the trophies,
explaining the names of the ani-
mals. The students were excited
and appreciative of the beautiful
trophies. Wide-eyed and smiling
faces were all over the place with
delighted exclamations of "Wow,
look at this!" Ms. Butler said she
thinks it is an excellent learning
situation for the sixth grade class.
The field trip is a part of their
planned curriculum.
Ms. Estes said that she has of-
fered to welcome classes from
other schools in the county, but
so far only a few have taken ad-
vantage of the opportunity. Ms.
Estes is an artist and guides the
children about the room, making
a delightful learning experience of
viewing art objects and animals.

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out six to seven days a week, but
he had to eat 12 times a day. "I
would gorge myself, literally
stretch my stomach," explained
Ford. "I would start with just
small meals and keep forcing
myself to eat. It got to the point
where it became second nature to
me. My body started expecting it,
so I had to eat."
Ford didri't, however, eat whatever
he pleased. He pointed out that
he wanted to put on muscle, not
fat. He ate rice, black beans,
ground turkey, and chicken. "I
just didn't want to gain fat. I
wanted to put on lean muscle. I
stayed away from sweets and
With his victories in the amateur
contests, Ford was able to land a
sponsor and turn professional,
this coming just three years after
he began training. Unfortunately,
he did not have a lengthy career.
He finished second in the heavy-
weight division of the Mr. USA
competition, but didn't find
enough satisfaction in the accom-
plishment to keep on competing.
After just two professional shows,
Ford called it quits in 1995.
"I got burned out. I was tired," he
explained. "I wasn't making a lot
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The May 21 Football Jamboree in
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first glimpse at the 1999
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Carrabelle Panthers football
squads. The, two local teams
played a quarter against each
other with the Sharks prevailing
14 to 0. Soon-to-be senior Roger
Mathis scored on a one yard
touchdown following a 40 yard
fumble return by new comer Jim
Bloodworth. Mario Lane picked
up the other score on a three yard
The Sharks lost their one quar-
ter match-up with Blountstown 6
to 0. All indications are, accord-
ing to Apalachicola head .coach
Bill Thomas, that junior Leon O'
Neal and senior Mario Lane will
be two players to look out for this
season. O'Neal starred in the
Jamboree, leading the Sharks in
rushing and tackles. "He shined
on the night," said coach Thomas.

Lane, who is being heavily re-
cruited by college scouts, proved
last season that he could be a star.
He averaged almost six yards per
carry last year and was second on
the team in rushing with 498
yards. Thomas also pointed out
that Mathis, lineman Leigh
Shiver, who did not play in the
Jamboree due to toe surgery, and
lineman Van Johnson will be im-
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up-coming season. Port St. Joe
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The Franklin Chronicle

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
S proven otherwise in a court of law.

Eric Pfeufer: Charged with one count of Grand Theft. The defendant pleaded
Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on
June 14. The defendant has yet to hire a lawyer.
According to the probable cause report, on December 2, 1998. a officer was
dispatched to the Hook, Line, and Sinker Bait and Tackle Shop in reference to
a civil matter. The argument was allegedly over a bill of approximately $3,500
owed to the above defendant for some engine work his business had allegedly
done on a shrimp boat owned by Terri Fichera. The participants in the dispute
were told that they would have to take the situation to court. On December 4.
another deputy was dispatched to the bait shop in reference to missing parts
on Mrs. Fichera's shrimp boat. The above defendant allegedly admitted to
taking the parts under oath.
Keith Carmona: Charged with one count of Aggravated Battery. No other
information has been filed 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 had
broken out at a house party on,St. George Island. Gibbs allegedly admitted
that he was intoxicated at the party and couldn't remember what happened.
but he was allegedly told that someone had thrown a beer on him and 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 above defendant was
allegedly identified as the culprit.
Columbus Alderman: Charged with one count of Uttering. The defendant
pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for
trial on June 16. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender /
S' Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, the defendant allegedly cashed a check
at the Piggly Wiggly in Apalachicola. The check of $251.66 was allegedly from
the Barnett Bank of Tampa with the account name of The Knowledge of Life
Ministries. Inc. The Tampa Branch of Barnett Bank allegedly closed in 1993
and the Knowledge of Life Ministries allegedly closed in 1994. The defendant
allegedly cashed a check dated January 8, 1999.
Jamal Kirkland: Charged with one count of Fraudulent Drivers License. The
defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the
case for pretrial on June 14. The defendant was represented by Assistant
Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, the defendant allegedly went to the
Eastpoint Drivers License Department and allegedly applied for a renewal of
his license under the name of Ronald Rhodes,
'-" Travis Brock: Charged with one count of Possession of a Controlled Sub-
stance, Possession of Cannabis More Than 20 Grams, Alcohol Beverage Illegal
Possession by a Person Under 21, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for arraignment on June 14. The defen-
dant 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. The defendant along with two other passengers in the vehicle
were pulled over. The defendant allegedly had beer in his possession and two
bags of green plant material, which the officer stated appeared to be can-
nabis. The defendant also allegedly had a medicine bottle that contained the
controlled substance known as "ecstasy".
Robert Johannsson: Charged with one count of Possession of a Controlled
Substance, Possession of Cannabis More Than 20 Grams, Illegal Possession
of an alcohol beverage by a Person Under 21, and Possession of Drug Para-
phernalia. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for arraignment on June 14.
S The probable cause report 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 June 14. The defen-
dant was represented by Attorney William Davis.
: The probable cause report for the defendant is the same as Travis Brock and
Robert Johannsson's.
Kevin Lee: Charged with two counts of Uttering. Judge Steinmeyer continued
the case for pretrial on June 14. The defendant was representecdby Assistant
Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, the defendant altered a check for $20
S from Captain Fixit Marine Services. He allegedly cashed the check at the IGA
in Carrabelle in the amount of $50. The report states that he had written $50
-' over the $20. On the same day, the defendant allegedly took a check from
4 Captain Fixit Marine Services and wrote it to himself. He cashed this check for
$100. The first check was legitimately given to the defendant for services he
had done.
Anthony Sanders: Charged with one count of Possession of a Controlled Sub-
stance, Resisting an Officer Without Violence, and Possession of Parapherna-
<. lia. The defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer con-
tinued the case for pretrial on June 14. The defendant was represented by
Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, on March 19 officers pulled over the
defendant in a van in Apalachicola. The defendant had an outstanding war-
rant out for his arrest. The defendant allegedly ran from the officers by foot.
S The officers pursued the defendant on foot and caught him a little more than
a block from where they had pulled him over. After arresting the suspect the
officers allegedly found a small metal pipe. A substance in the pipe was found.
It allegedly tested positive for cocaine.
Clinton Davis: Charged with one count of Battery on a Law Enforcement
officer. The defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer
continued the case for pretrial on June 14. The defendant was represented by
Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, an officer received a call that the
defendant was at the Oasis Bar in Apalachicola. The defendant allegedly had
five active warrants out for him. When the officers arrived at the bar, they
informed him that he was under arrest. The defendant allegedly ran towards
the exit. The officer caught the defendant, but the defendant allegedly began
S to hit the officer with his hands and elbows and he grabbed one of the officers
groin. As a result of the incident, one officer had his right arm scraped and
had several items of equipment get broken.
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session of a Firearm 'by a Convicted Felon. Judge Steinmeyer continue the
case for arraignment on June 14. The defendant was represented by Assis-
tant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, on March 19 an officer was contacted
by a detective form the Hernando County sheriffs office about an extortion
case that involved a elderly woman from Hernando County and the above
defendant from Franklin. The detective informed the officer that the elderly
victim had allegedly been extorted for $5,000 in the past and was allegedly
being extorted for $10.000 or more. The detective informed the officer that the
transaction of the money was scheduled for March 22 in Franklin. The officer
met with the Hernando County detective on March 22 where he was advised
that letters were being sent to the victim allegedly stating that he had nude
photos of her. The Hernando detective allegedly had a $5,000 check made out
to the defendant from the victim's account. The officers wired the victim and
gave her $10.000 in marked money for the transaction that allegedly would
take place at the home of the defendant in St. James. Following the alleged
transaction, the officers went into the defendant's home and arrested him.
During the search of the home, officers allegedly found a .25 caliber pistol.
The defendant allegedly met the victim through aad in a publication. They
allegedly had a relationship and that is how the defendant got the nude pho-
tos of the victim. He had threatened allegedly to show the pictures around
the victim's community and church.
Andrew Stevens: Charged with one count of Delivery of a Controlled Sub-
stance, Drug Possession of Marijuana Under 20 Grams. Drug Paraphernalia
Use or Possession and Criminal Solicitation. Judge Steinmever continued the
case lor arraignment on June 14. The defendant was represented by Attorney
Douglas Gaidry.
According to the probable cause report, on April 2 members of the Sheriffs
Office Narcotics Unit were working an undercover sting operation on St. George
Island. The undercover officers were selling and purchasing marijuana. One
of the officers was equipped with an audio surveillance device to record any
transactions. The undercover officers were approached by a suspect who called
himself "Jack". The suspect allegedly offered to sell the officers "crank" and he
also allegedly purchased $10 worth of marijuana from the officers. The offic-
ers went to the home of "Jack" to allegedly purchase the "crank". Once the
undercover officers saw "crank", uniformed officers entered the home to make
the arrest. The officers searched the suspect and allegedly found a driver's
license with the above defendants name on it. The officers allegedly saw three
small lines of a powder substance on a table, a small plastic bag with the
same powder substance was also on the table and a razor blade with some
powder on it. A field test of the powder allegedly tested positive for amphet-
amines in the powder.
Elijah Brown: Charged with one count of Possession of a Controlled Sub-
stance. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on June 14. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, an officer pulled over a red van be-
cause it had no visible tag. While speaking to the driver of the vehicle the
officer allegedly observed him attempt to throw a small tube like object under
the rear passenger seat. The officer ran a check on the suspect and discovered
that he was wanted for failure to pay child support. The suspect was placed
under arrest and the white substance allegedly found in the tube allegedly
tested positive for cocaine.
Eric Tatum: Charged with one count of Grand Theft, Petit Theft, and two
counts of Burglary of a Dwelling. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for
arraignment on June 14. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, two camps on the Apalachicola River
had been broken into. An eyewitness allegedly stated that he saw three sus-
pects, which includes the above defendant, in a yellow boat with items that
had been allegedly stolen from one of the camps. The Sheriffs office was called
and informed of the break ins. The suspects were caught and the items that
were allegedly stolen I.D.'d by the rightful owners. The three suspects alleg-
edly admitted to breaking into the camps. The total amount of the stolen
property was allegedly over $500.
Jimmy Shiver: Charged with one count of Grand Theft, two counts of Bur-
glary of a Dwelling. Judge Steinmeyer and continued the case for arraignment
on June 14. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender
Kevin Steiger. The probable cause report is the same as Eric Tatum's.
Steven Shiver: The defendant has been charged with two counts of Burglary
of a Dwelling, one count of Grand Theft, and Petit Theft. Judge Steinmeyer
continued the case for arraignment on June 14. The defendant was repre-
sented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
The probable cause report is the same as Eric Tatum's and Jimmy Shiver's.
Michael Gloner: Charged with one count of Dealing Stolen Property. The de-
fendant pleaded No Contest to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the
defendant Guilty and sentenced him to one year of jail with credit for 60 days
time served. The defendant was also sentenced to four years of probation and
fined $275. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin
According to the probable cause report, on April 6, an officer received infor-
mation that a 20 HP Mercury motor for a boat that had been stolen on March
26 had been seen at d residence on 19th Street. The officer asked the legiti-
mate owner for identifying marks. The owner told the officer that there was a
hole in the side of the motor for wiring to go through and that there is a
missing part in the linkage throttle. The officer went to residence and saw the-
identifying marks that the owner had told him about. The man who had the
motor allegedly told the officer that he had bought the motor from the above
defendant. The man allegedly gave a sworn statement that he had bought the
motor from the defendant.
Joseph Ward: Charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon. Judge
Steinmeyer continued the case for arraignment on June 14.
According to the probable cause report, on March 26 Danny Smith reported
to the Sheriffs Department that the above defendant had allegedly cut him
with a pocketknife. Smith gave a sworn statement that allegedly said that he
was over the defendants home talking with the defendant's wife when the
defendant allegedly came into the residence and attacked him with a pocket-
knife and allegedly the defendant threatened to kill him and he said that "he
wasn't going to let Danny send him to prison over a 13 year old girl." The
victim claimed that the defendant stuck him in the arm with the knife. The
victim allegedly grabbed the defendant and held him till he calmed down. The
defendant then allegedly left. The victim received three stitches at the hospi-
tal. The defendant allegedly admitted to cutting Smith.
Rachel Burris: Charged with one count of Grand Theft. The defendant pleaded
Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on
June 14. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin
According to the probable cause report, on April 7 Kathryn Johnson who works
at the Swifty Mart, called the Police Department about a theft. The above
defendant was supposed to deposit $1,514.32 but allegedly the money never
made it to the bank. Under oath Chief Shiver allegedly testified that the money
was never recovered.
Carl Morgan: Charged with one count Attempted Sexual Battery. The case
has been transferred to county court. The defendant was represented by As-
sistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, on April 12 a 16 year old girl reported
that while visiting her grandmother in Carrabelle, the above defendant alleg-
edly made several sexual advances at her. The defendant allegedly was put-
ting his two fingers up to his mduth and sticking his tongue in and out of
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legs and rubbed back and lorth. He also allegedly moved his hand to her
stomach and rubbed it and then put his hand up her blouse attempting to
touch her breast. The victim had allegedly pushed him away. The defendant
had allegedly asked the victim if there was any chance, which she answered
no. He then allegedly asked her not to tell anyone. According to the report. the
defendant has a criminal history and is a registered sexual offender.
Wade Tucker: Charged with one count of Possession of Crack Cocaine. Pos-
session of Cannabis, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. DUI. and Driving While
License is Suspended or Revoked. The defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the
offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on June 14. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, on April 12 while on routine patrol in
Apalachicola an officer saw a truck pull over to the side of the road. The officer
pulled up to see if anything was the matter. The officer allegedly could smell
alcohol on the driver, the above defendant. The officers asked the defendant to
step out of the truck. The officer allegedly saw the defendant stagger. The
report also stated that the defendant's eyes were allegedly blood shot and his
speech was slurred. The officers searched the defendant for weapons. The
defendant allegedly became verbally abusive and the officers placed him un-
der arrest for DUI. After the suspect was handcuffed, the officers searched
him once again. They allegedly found a plastic bag of cannabis and a "rock" of
crack cocaine.
Theresa Creamer: Charged with one count of Battery on a Law Enforcement
Officer. Judge Steinmeyer issued capias. The defendant was represented by
Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, an officer responded to a domestic
violence call. The officer arrested a male suspect for battery. The officer was
speaking with the defendant, the daughter of the suspect who had just been
arrested for battery,. The defendant allegedly became aggressive towards the
wife of the suspect who had been arrested. The defendant allegedly cursed
and threatened this woman. The officer allegedly tried to hold the defendant
back but she tried to break free of his hold by trying to hit him.
Christopher McKee: Charged with one count of a Sexual Act with a Child
Under 16. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on June 14. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, on July 2. 1998 the mother of a 14
year old girl reported a sexual abuse complaint against the above defendant.
The mother reported that her 14 year old daughter had been impregnated by
the 18 year old defendant. The mother decided not to file criminal charges.
The mother has tried to keep the defendant away even after the birth of the
child. The young girl's mother claims that the defendant comes over when she
is at work. On April 9, 1999, the young girl's mother requested that criminal
charges be brought against the defendant. According to the report. the girl's
mother gave a sworn statement that her daughter and the defendant had
engaged in sexual intercourse more than 50 times from the dates of March
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28 May 1999 Page

Second Circuit Court from Page 6
22, 1998 through February 10.1999.
Russell Cooper: Charged with two counts of Burglary of a Conveyance one
count of Grand Theft. The defendant pled Not Guilty to the offenses. Judge
Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on June 14. The defendant was
represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, the defendant allegedly took several
items from Ken Folson. He allegedly took oyster tongs, bilge pump, bilge pump
switch, and an ice chest. The value of the items allegedly totaled $350. The
defendant also allegedly took several items from Ronnie Smith. He allegedly
took two tool boxes, several hand tools, and an electric drill. The value of
these items allegedly totaled $420. The defendant was allegedly identified from
security cameras.

Chris Buzbee: The defendant has been charged with one count of Kidnap-
ping, and Felony Fleeing or Attempting to Elude. Judge Steinmeyer continued
the case for pretrial on June 14. The defendant was represented by Attorney
William Webster.
Eric Campbell: The defendant has been charged with one count of Criminal
Mischief. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for trial on June 16. The de-
fendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Michael Campbell: The defendant has been charged with one count of Sexual
Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Burglary with Assault Therein. Aggravated
Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
and Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer. The first four charges were contin-
ued by Judge Steinmeyer for Pretrial on August 16. The Battery on a Law
Enforcement officer charge saw the defendant get sentenced to five years at
the Department of Corrections, with credit for 325 days time served. The de-
fendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
William Cargill: The defendant has been charged with Possession of Cocaine.
Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on June 14. The defendant
was represented by Attorney Barbara Sanders.
Lance Flowers: The defendant has been charged with one count of Felony
Fleeing and Eluding. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on
June 14. The defendant was rep-resented by Attorney Barbara Sanders.
Michael Gloner: The defendant has been charged with two counts of Utter-
ing. The defendant pleaded No Contest to the charge. Judge Steinmeyer adju-
dicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced him to one year of jail with credit
for 60 days time served. The defendant was also sentenced to four years of
probation. The defendant was ordered to pay $50 in restitution to Louis Burns,
12 to Red's BP. and $115 to Westside Auto. The defendant was represented
by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
S Curtis Gordie: The defendant has been charged with one count of Armed
S Robbery with a Firearm and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
S Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on July 19. The defendant
was represented by Attorney Danielle Jorden.
Glen Hammonds: The defendant has been charged with one count of Armed
Robbery with a Firearm. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on
June 14. The defendant was represented by Attorney William Webster.
David Hutchinson: The defendant has been charged with one count of Re-
sisting an Officer with Violence and Indecent Exposure. Judge Steinmeyer
continued the case for trial on May 19. The defendant was represented by
Assistant Public Defender.Kevin Steiger.
Derrick Kennedy: The defendant has been charged with two counts of Deal-
ing Stolen Property. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for trial on July 21.
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. The defendant pleaded No Contest to the charge.
The defendant was sentenced to three years of probation and fined $275. The
defendant was also sentenced to 25 hours of community service. The defen-
dant was represented by Attorney Henry Runter
Ronald Marshall: The defendant has been charged with one count of DUI
Manslaughter, DUI with Serious Injuries, and Driving while License is Sus-
pended or Revoked Involving Death. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for
pretrial on August 16. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
Alexander Martin: The defendant has been charged with one count of Pos-
session of More Than 20 Grams of Cannabis. Judge Steinmeyer continued the
case for trial on June 16. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
Joe Massey: The defendant has been charged with one count of Possession of
More Than 20 Grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Reckless Driv-
ing. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for trial on June 16. The defendant
was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
S Rodney Richards: The defendant has been charged with one count of Driving
While License is Suspended.'Juidge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial
on June 14. The defendant was represented by Attorney Gordon Shuler.
Andre Rosier: The defendant has been charged with one count of Possession
of Cocaine with Intent to Sell. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for trial
t. on Jul 21. The defendant was represented by Attorney Danielle Jorden.
Gadson Segree: The defendant has been charged with one count of Driving
Under the Influence Person Injured. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for
trial on June 1 16. The defendant was represented by Attorney Douglas Gaidry.

Steve Shiver: The defendant has been charged with one count of
Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer and Driving while License was Sus-
S pended. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on June 14. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
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
Driver's License. Judge Steinmever continued the case for trial on May 19.
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 pretrial on June
14. 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 June 16. The de-
fendant was represented by Attorney William Webster.
Cameron Wilson: The defendant has been charged with one count of Felony
Fleeing or Attempting to Elude. The defendant pleaded No Contest to the charge.
Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced him to 24
months in the Department of Corrections with credit for 6 months time served.
The defendant was also fined $275. The defendant was represented by Assis-
tant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Thomas Hudson: The defendant has been charged with one count of First
Degree Murder, Armed Robbery with a Firearm, Burglary of a Dwelling Person
Assaulted, Firearm in Commission of Felony, and Grand Theft of a Motor
Vehicle. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for trial on June 7. The defen-
dant was represented by Attorney Gregory Cummings.
Maurice Southall: The defendant has been charged with one count of Traf-
ficking in a Controlled Substance. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for
pretrial on June 14. The defendant was represented by Attorney Gordon Shuler.
Cornelius James: The defendant has been charged with one count of Traf-
ficking in a Controlled Substance. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for
pretrial on June 14. The defendant was represented by Attorney Barbara Sand-
Alien Wood: The defendant has been charged with Possession of Cannabis
More Than 20 Grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Reckless Driv-
ing. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for trial on June 16. The defendant
was represented by Attorney Barbara Sanders.
Barry Thompson: The defendant has been charged with one count of Posses-
sion of More Than 20 Grams and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Judge
Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on June 14. The defendant was
represented by Attorney Gordon Shuler.
Andre Harris: The defendant has been charged with one count of Burglary of
a Dwelling Person Assaulted. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for trial
on June 16. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender
Kevin Steiger.

Billy Dalton: Charged with VOP. The defendant entered an admission to the
offense. Judge Steinmeyer ordered the defendant to serve 60 days in jail with
credit for 60 days time served. The defendant's probation was extended one
year with all conditions reimposed. The defendant was represented by Assis-
tant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
David Ellis: Charged with VOP. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a
hearing on June 14. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public De-
fender Kevin Steiger.
Timothy Rossi: Charged with VOP. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case foe
VOP hearing on June 14. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
Anthony Sanders: Charged with VOP. The defendant entered a denial to the
offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for VOP hearing on June 14.
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Anthony Weaver: Charged with VOP. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case
for VOP arraignment on June 14. The defendant was represented by Assistant
Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Linda Goggins: Charged with VOP. The defendant entered a denial to the
offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for VOP hearing on June 14.
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Duane Banks: Charged with VOP. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for
VOP hearing on June 14. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.

Carrabelle City Meeting

by Rene Topping
The Carrabelle City Commission
met on Thursday, May 13 in
workshop session, to discuss
matters pertaining to the project
to provide sewer and water to the
proposed Franklin Correctional
Institution (FCI) proposed to be
built on C67 just outside the
northern City limits. The commis-
sioners were informed by James
Waddell, of Baskerville and
Donovan, project manager on the
water and sewer for FCI, a change
had been made in the plans of the
State of Florida for the FCI.
The state has opted to go to a geo-
thermal, system which will use
more water. Another part of the
change is that the facility hopes
to reclaim the water that is used
by inmates for flushing their toi-
lets and recycle it for other pur-
poses. To handle this change, the
city will have to provide two more
wells. Waddell said that there was
no money set aside in the 1999/
2000 Florida State budget for
building the correctional facility.
There is also a problem that pro-
ceeds from the attempt of the resi-
dents and owners of Baywood
Estates to de-annex. If the peti-
tion signers are successful in their
attempt, the wells would be out-
side of the city limits.
As it now stands, the latest news
is that the project will be in three
phases but the time line has not
yet been set. There was a note of
caution in the report from
This matter will be, taken up at
the next city meeting on June 7.
The commissioners then went
into a special meeting that had
been called for the purpose of hir-
ing a worker for the City Water
and Sewer Department. Keith
Mock, supervisor of that depart-
ment had looked over the list of
applicants and had made his
choice as Franklin Daniels, A dis-
cussion ensued as to how much
an hour should the employee be
paid. Lycett suggested that they
pay.$8.00 an hour. Commissioner
Wood made the motion, seconded
by Raymond Williams that they
pay $7.75 an hour. The motion
was passed with Lycett voting
"Nay". When the votes were cast
there were four votes for Daniels,
who had previously worked for the
city for 18 years.

Daniels asked what the salary
was to be and when told $7.75 an
hour, he turned it down with
thanks to the commissioners for
voting for him.
The commissioners tried again
and this time they succeeded in
getting a unanimous vote for
James Moore. He was asked if the
salary suited him and he
answered,"Yes," He was told to
report to the city hall for instruc-
tions on the drug testing, as
Carrabelle is a "Drug Free Work
The orderly progress of the meet-
ing began to falter when Lycett
said that she wanted to hire a
policeman to fill a vacancy in her
Williams said that there was no
way he could vote to hire another
officer, as he had talked to
Franklin County Sheriff Bruce
Varnes. Williams said Varnes had
told him that his department
could step in and handle the 40
hours needed for a replacement.
Williams added he preferred to
vait until the new budget was in
place to do anything about hiring
another man and was ready to
make a motion to that effect. At
this point, Commissioner Wood
said that if Williams made the
,motion Wood would second it.
Lycett responded angrily saying
that she and the Mayor Jenni
Sanborn were the only two elected
officials and that Williams and
Wood were appointed to the
board. "I am not going to allow you
to screw up my department."
Lycett was backed up by Sanborn
who said that she knew what both
Wood and Williams were trying to
do. Both of the men said they had
talked around the town with a lot
of people, who were dissatisfied
with the work of the policeman.
They said business people in town
had voiced dissatisfaction with
the department as a whole. Nei-
ther man gave any specific ex-
amples. Lycett said no-one had
come to her with any problems.
Lycett stated that the officers and
the chief were working 52 hours
each to take up the slack and that
meant that it was time and a half
which she felt was ridiculous and
not economical. She said later
that it is hard to keep up that
many hours.

Continued on Page 9

Larry Cummings: Charged with VOP. The defendant entered an admission to
the offense. Judge Steinmeyer extended the defendant's probation for one
year. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Robert Dean: Charged with VOP. The defendant entered an admission to the
offense. Judge Steinmeyer sentenced the defendant to 272 days of jail with
credit for 182 days time served. The defendant was represented by Assistant
Public.Defender Kevin Steiger.
Henry Martin; Charged with VOP. Entered an admission to the offense at an
earlier date. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin
Harry Pierce; Charged with VOP. The defendant entered an admission to the
offense. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced
him to three years of probation. The defendant was represented by attorney
Alfred Shuler.
Cynthia Richeaux: Charged with VOP. The defendant entered an admission
to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer sentenced the defendant to 134 days of jail
with credit for 134 days time served. Judge Steinmeyer reinstated probation
with all prior conditions. The defendant was represented by Assistant. Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
Shawn Stephens: Charged with VOP. The defendant entered an admission to
the offense. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced
him to two years of probation. The defendant was represented by Assistant
Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Wendall Weaver: Charged with VOP. The defendant entered an Admission to
the offense. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced

him to 11 months and 29 days of jail with credit for four months time served.
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Troy Wood; Charged with VOP. The defendant entered an admission to the
offense. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant Guilty and sentenced
him to 11 months 29 days of jail with credit for five months time served. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Curtis Gordie: Charged with VOP. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for
VOP hearing on July 19. The defendant was represented by Attorney Danielle

Franklin County Church News

By Tom Campbell
Note to all Church Secretaries and/
or Board Members or Pastors: If you
would like your Church News and
Prayer List to be included, please mail
a Church Bulletin or information to:
Tom Campbell. Church News. P.O.
Box 451. Carrabelle, FL 32322 by Fri-
day, June 4. 1999, Deadline, one week
prior to next issue.
Lanark Village Community Church,
Spring Street, Lanark Village:
Each Sunday, 4 p.m. Informal Prayer
time at the church. Saturday, 9:30
a.m. Choir Rehearsal. Friday, 10:30
a.m. Bible Study in Ephesians.
Questions? A visit? Call the Pastor.
Rev. Dave McGrath any time at
Prayer Requests "Morning by morn-
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my requests before You and wait in
expectation." Psalm 5:3.
Shut-ins and Nursing Homes: Matilda
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Stone Betty Pfiefel, Ruby Driver.
Donelda Alexander, Billy Allen.
Mildred Mirabelle.
special Requests: Fay Cochran, Jack
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Alice Lang Hall, Medrath Scheer (sis-
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Our Pastor, board and church family
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The Franklin Chronicle


County Residents Battle

Cancer At Relay For Life

By Aaron Shea
An estimated crowd of 1,000 people ventured out to Vrooman Park in
Eastpoint on May 14 to make a stand against cancer. What an im-
pressive stand they made. The 1999 Franklin County Relay For Life
raised over $18,000 for the American Cancer Society, well above the
previous best of $14,000.
The money was raised by 12 teams made up of 10 to 15 people per
team. Each team had its own decorated tent site where they raised
money through raffles, contests, and selling food and drinks. The
team known as the Happy Hoofers raised $4,879, more than any
other squad. All the teams, however, should be commended for their
efforts. The USA Dream Team, Dorothy's Diamonds, Philaco Phillies,
Weems Memorial Hospital, Carrabelle Misfits, Gulf State Bank,
Sheriffs Department, Smarty Martys, Christ For Life, Garlick's Go-
phers, and Love U Team made the record setting 24 hours possible.
The Relay, however, is not just about raising money. It gave the com-
munity a chance to remember those who lost their fight to cancer and
to celebrate those who have battled cancer and survived. A luminary
ceremony was held in the evening in remembrance of those who have
passed on from the disease.
Earlier in the day, there was a chance for everyone to rejoice as can-
cer survivors did a lap around a make shift track to celebrate their,
survival. Some of the cancer survivors that participated in the Relay
were former Franklin County Sheriff Warren Roddenberry, local sea-
food dealer Buddy Ward, and former Apalachicola High School teacher
Tom Loughridge.
"This was my chance, my second chance, if you will, to make up for
all the wasted time," Loughridge read to the crowd at the Relay. "I will
not die, this is.my chance to live and to do all those exciting things
that I planned to do but had not done and I will really do the things
that are awaiting me in that wonderful new future I have given my-
The proceeds raised by the Relay are divided up into several areas by
the American Cancer Society. The funds are used for prevention, de-
tection, research, fundraising, patient support and services, and ad-
ministrative fees.

Loughridge: A

Survivor's Story
By Aaron Shea
They said it couldn't be done,
But I, with a chuckle replied,
That maybe it couldn't, but I
would be one,
Who wouldn't say so 'til I tried.
- A restroom wall somewhere in
That is just one of the many po-
ems that Tom Loughridge keeps
tucked away in a little personal
black book which he refers to for
inspiration. Along with poems,
the diary contains excerpts from
books, memorabilia, personal
thoughts, newspaper clippings
and comic strips. "Laughter was
not a deep part of my life before,"
Loughridge said when speaking of
the comics. The former
Apalachicola High School science
teacher is referring to his life "be-
fore" cancer.
Three years ago, a tumor was dis-
covered in Loughridge's small
intestine. Though the tumor was
surgically removed a couple of
years later, it was given sufficient
time to spread four other tumors
into his liver. The 64 year old Ohio
native now relies on family, the
power of his mind and God to help
him make it through this trying
ordeal. 'They' re (the tumors) just
behaving themselves at this time.
I believe that part of it is due to
my state of mind and part of it is
due to prayer, mine and my
friends and my family's.
Initially, the devastating news,
which he received at work, fright-
ened him, as it would anyone else.
Then he had a revelation. "I had
to sort of hang on to things and
sit down for a minute," he re-
called. "It struck me. We don't
tend to think that we are mortal.
When we learn that we are mor-
tal, all of the sudden things hap-
pen in our minds. We say, 'Oh
my God, it's me now.' I realized
that I haven't done everything that
I want to do... At that time, I de-
cided to do some things."
He decided that it was time to
become more involved in his
church and the community. He
began to build model airplanes
and fix his home. There was also
a more important personal
agenda for him. "I tell my wife I
love her several times a day. I give
her a hug every time I get close to
her. I call my mother several
times a day. I have spent a great
deal more time with my spiritual
Now a devout Methodist,
Loughridge has found a greater
appreciation for God, the world
that surrounds him and his fam-
ily, which includes two daughters
in their 40's and two dogs "It's
not a matter of, 'hey, now is the

time to take trips. Now is the time
to repair your life. Now is the time
to listen to the birds. Now is the
time to notice those stars out
there. Now is the time to really
pay attention to your family and
your dogs. I have a marvelous
family, a couple of beautiful dogs
and they all love me... I think I
am closer to God now... I think
God has a great deal to offer us...
He has also discovered that he
misses teaching, which he had
quit because doctors told him that
it was too stressful. He has just
recently begun to substitute teach
at Carrabelle High School and his
former school Apalachicola High.
"I quit teaching and I said, won-
derful. I am away from those darn
classrooms. I felt that way until I
started substituting a little bit. All
of the sudden it's so much fun
being in a classroom full of kids.
I have learned to relax. I have
learned that kids will be kids..."
He recalls, however, not always
having that attitude towards his
students or teaching. "I got kind
of loud." This also would carry
into his home life. "I was uptight.
I didn't appreciate what I had. I
could go into some pretty hefty
screaming rages before." With the
harsh reality of life bearing down
on him, he realized that he didn't
want to have that sort of life. "I
don't have a life forever, so why
destroy it by being a jerk." This
is the same theory that he uses
when negative thoughts rampage
through his mind. "I have the
ability to have any kind of life that
I want. I could have a miserable
life, but I want a happy life."
The future, however, is uncertain
for Loughridge at this time. He
was told by doctors that he could
live another two years or another
twenty years. Chemotherapy has
been ruled out because he said it
could actually do him more harm
than good. Fortunately, the only
discomfort he faces these days is
hot flashes, but he knows the re-
ality of the situation. "There will
come a time when you will die.
Dying is a part of living. At that
time, one of two things can hap-
pen. You can go through one of
those tunnels and meet your God,
and I expect that to happen or you
can cease to exist. In either case
you are through with the pain.
You are through with the prob-
lems of life. With that feeling, I
am ready to go at any time."
Loughridge pointed out that even
with this dreaded condition, life
can still be beautiful. "Our lives
can still be beautiful because it is
within our souls and minds that
we live. Our bodies are just a ve-
hicle for our souls and minds. It
(cancer) can't get at our souls and
can't get our minds...This is like
lifting barbells is an exercise for
your body. This is an exercise to
my soul."

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S Franklin May 27- June 20, 1999
Bulletin ByTomCampbell

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 The 7th Annual New Hope School Reunion will be held
in the New Hope MID= Masonic Hall, just south of the crossing of Highway 2
and the Geneva-Westville Road in Holmes County. FL. Students, teachers,
relatives and friends gather each year on the site where the school was located
before closing in 1963. Reunion activities begin at 10 a.m. with covered-dish
luncheon at noon. Those attending are to bring food, tea and cold drinks.
Paper plates, cups, napkins and forks are furnished. For more information,
contact Sue Riddle Cronkite, 108 9th Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320, or phone
850-653-9043. Or contact Roberta Capps (850)526-5635, 4484 Broad St..
Marianna, FL 32446.
Saturday, May 29 Quilting Workshop at Florida Folk Festival. 4-hour work-
shop. so on Snday, May 30 in White Springs. Fee $50 includes kit
containingmaterials 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.
Monday, May 31 Memorial Day The Tyndall Commissary will be closed
on Memorial Day, and also on June 1 for the regular closure. The store will
reopen at 9 a.m. June 2. For more information, phone (850) 283-4825.
Monday, May 31-Memorial Day The Tyndall Commissary will be closed
on Memorial Day, and also on June 1 for the regular closure. The store will
reopen at 9 a.m. June 2. For more information, phone (850) 283-4825.
Tuesday, June 1 (And First Tuesday of each month) Free Legal Help for
Seniors. Attorney Joyce Terrell Timmons, J.D., will help Seniors with legal
problems at no cost. At Senior Center in Carrabelle, 2 p.m. For an appoint-
ment, phone Carrabelle Senior Center at.697-3760. Or the Apalachicola Cen-
ter at 653-8910.
Tuesday, June 1 The hurricane season begins June 1st. Of those compa-
nies faced with a catastrpohic disaster without an emergency management
(disaster) plan over the next two years: 43% will never reopen and 51% will
fail with two years. For a failure rate of 94%. Only 6% will survive. Can your
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your life. It affects your job if you
are working a blue collar job. It's
stressful and puts a lot of strain
on you. When you get ready for a
show, you have to do splits. For
instance, you go into the gym in
the morning for a few hours and
then train in the evening for a few
hours, on top of a forty hour a
week job. You really have to want
to do it."
In 1997, Ford moved to
Apalachicola and a year later
opened the Old Town Gym in
downtown Apalachicola. The gym
has an array of of the newest
work-out equipment and an aero-
bics room. "I thought that a fit-
ness club was needed around
here and I also did it for myself,"
said Ford. He personally trains
anyone that comes into the gym.
"I work with everybody that comes
into the gym. The majority of the
people that come in here have
never lifted weights before ... I
don't turn anyone loose unless
they know what they are doing."
Ford also gives everyone that
comes into the gym, a free fitness
evaluation. The evaluation in-
cludes bicep, chest, waist, hips,
and calve measurements and
body fat testing. He says that a
male between the ages of 20-30
should have a body fat percent-
age of 10 to 15 percent. A female
in that age category should have
a body fat percentage around 18
to 20 percent.
Once you do begin working out,
Ford suggests that beginners
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a week, working two body parts a
day. His work-out program sug-
gests that back and bicep should
be worked out on one day, chest
and tricep another day, and legs
and shoulders on another day.
That is a similar work-out that
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Carrabelle City from Page 7

Lycett said, "This is a hell of a way
to reward your police depart-
ment," pointing, to those officers
In the end, Wood voted along with
the two women commissioners to
hire Fred Alan Mau. Lycett said
to Williams, "You can do as you
please about voting," and Will-
iams did not vote. Williams then
stated, "I am going after it at bud-
get time."
After the meeting ended, Lycetl
said," Being this is the month
when we honor officers who gave
their lives, this is a sad state ol

however, expect to reach those
lofty goals, as he explained." You
can't come in here and do a lot of
weight. You come in and do what
you can. "The first week is the
hardest week. After that, it be-
comes easier. You will be sore af-
ter the first week, but you add a
little more weight each week. Keep
the weight relatively comfortable
so you can do 10 to 12 repetitions
on four sets."
Ford stresses that people do
cardiovascluar work-outs be-
cause it is the only way to lose
fat. He also points out that walk-
ing, jogging, riding a bike, etc. will
also increase stamina. For those
who are overweight, cardio is im-
portant, but so is weight training.
"Weight training is relevant," ex-
plained Ford. "It builds muscle
and tightens and tones. If you lose
weight and don't weight train.,
you will get excess skin and the
muscle will be soft."
From a nutritional stand point,
Ford points out that protein is
more important than carbohy-
drates. "Lifting weights tears your
muscles and you need protein to
repair them." Good sources of pro-
tein are fish, chicken, sirloin
steak, beans, peas, and veggie
burgers. As far as carbohydrates
go, Ford to eat carbs in the morn-
ing and for lunch, but not in the
evening. "People eat too much
carbs. That's what puts the fat on
you. You eat pasta and rice for
dinner and you go to sleep and it
just sits there. You don't burn
that off."
Ford points out that, although it
feels good to look good, health
reasons are the most important
reasons for working out, espe-
cially as you get older. "As you get
older you need exercise. Espe-
cially if you want to live a longer






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This day long workshop provides step-by-step advice on how to create and
maintain a comprehensive emergency management (disaster) planAmerican
Red Cross, May 31st. 1999, 8:30 a.m.. 187 Office Plaza Drive Tallahassee
FL, $125.00 (includes lunch), 850-878-6080.
Wednesday, June 2 Dixie Theatre matinee at 2:30 p.m. "Greater Tuna"
opens and plays June 2-13.
Thursday, June 3 Sea Oats Garden Club meets at the Episcopal Church
in Carrabelle. Luncheon at noon. Installation on new officers. For more infor-
mation. phone Jo Woods at 697-3635.
Saturday, June 5 Carrabelle Medieval Market Day to benefit Carrabelle
Library Fund. Gulf State Bank. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone 697-3395 for more
Saturday, June 5 Blue Parrot Annual Mullet Toss. St. George Island. Phone
Saturday, June 5 Bay County Partnership for Young Children HEALTH
FAIR. Bay County Health Department 9:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 5 Timber Island Yacht Club will host cook-out to benefit
the Library Building Fund. The library must have raised all its matching funds
by the end of June. T.I.Y.C. will serve chicken or ribs dinners on June 5 at
Gulf State Bank, where a Yard Sale sponsored by Bank employees will also
benefit the Library. Serving by T.I.Y.C. will begin at 11 a.m. at Gulf State Bank
in Carrabelle.
Monday, June 7 -The City of Apalachicola Recreational Board is looking for
energetic people, ages 18 and up to work with the 1999 Summer Recreational
Program M-Th June 7-July 29 (Break July 5-8) 10:00-12:00 and 2:00 to 6
p.m. Anyone interested, please contact the City of Apalachicola. City Hall at
850/653-9319. Leave a message for Temolynne Wintons. Program Director.
Monday, June 7 City of Carrabelle Commissioners meeting, at 6:00 p.m..
at City Hall. Carrabelle.
Tuesday, June 8 Carrabelle Port and Airport Authority meeting. City Hall.
Carrabelle. 6:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, June 11-12 Tallahassee Builders Fishing Tournament,
Carrabelle. Phone Chamber for more information 697-2585.
Saturday, June 12 APTA Alligator Point meeting. 9 a.m.
Monday, June 14 Domestic & Sexual Violence Task Force & Volunteer
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Tuesday, June 15 Lanark Village Water and Sewer Department meeting,
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Wednesday, June 16 Saturday, June 19 Southeastern Fisheries Asso-
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Thursday, June 17 Chamber of Commerce, Carrabelle, meeting at 7 p.m.
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Friday, Sat., Sun., June 18, 19, 20 Yamaha Big Bend Fishing Tourna-
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