Title: Franklin chronicle
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Publication Date: September 15, 2000
Copyright Date: 2000
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Estuaries' Day 2000

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CradlesHE Ocean

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Friday, September 29, 3 7 p.m. Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve 2617th Street, Apalachicola, Florida 850-653-8063

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Franklin Chronicle 50

Volume 9, Number 19


September 15 28, 2000

Estuaries' Day 2000 September- 29

Offers Special Events

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Woody Miley, Manager of the Apalachicola Research
Reserve, looks over a draft of their Management Plan (1998-

By Tom Campbell.
With the theme "Cradles of the Ocean," Estuaries' Day 2000 offers a
pleasure-filled schedule of events at Apalachicola's National Estua-
rine'Research Reserve at 261 Seventh Street in Apalachicola, Friday,
September 29, 2000.
The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve is the largest
of 25 sites designated as Reserves by the National Oceanic and Atmo-
spheric Administration (NOAA). The Research Reserve was established
through the 1972 Coastal Zone Management Act passed by Congress,
in which Congress officially recognized that resources of the coastal
zones were ofnational significance, and were rapidly disappearing.
The mission of the Reserve program is to provide opportunities for
long-term research, education and interpretation. Apalachicola and
Franklin County are, indeed, fortunate to be a site of the largest Na-
tional Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) system in the nation, mea-
suring well over 246,000 acres.
The habitats include forested flood plains, open water, oyster bars,
salt marshes, barrier islands and freshwater marshes.
There are 315 species of birds, over 180 species of fresh, estuarine
and saltwater fish, and 57 species of mammals. The highest species
diversity of amphibians and reptiles in North America north of Mexico
has also been listed from the Apalachicola River basin.
Education activities include scheduled education programs for groups
(on-site and outreach), Natural history field trips, classroom estua-
rine curricula and Interpretive facilities for the general public.
A specialty of the area is protection for threatened sea turtle and
migratory bird nest protection, and monitoring programs.
Events Schedule for Estuaries' Day 2000 on September 29, from 3
p.m. to 7 p.m.. include:

3 to 5 p.m.
4 to 5 p.m.
4 to 5 p.m.
4 to 6 p.m.
5 to 5:30 p.m.
5:30 to 6 p.m.
6 to 7 p.m.

Video presentations, Fish Feedings;
Estuary boat tours;
Sidewalk Art Contest, Nature Walk & Scavenger Hunt;
Keynote Speaker;
Door Prizes;
Guided Nature Walk Tours.

This promises to be a fun and educational day for children, adults
and families. Director Woody Miley and his staff will be happy to an-
swer questions. Phone 850-653-8063.


This Issue
10 Pages
Primary Vote Totals ....... 2
Franklin Briefs ............ 2
Editorial & Commentary
.................................. 3,4
Second Circuit Court..... 5
Raney House ................. 6
Lady Sharks ............... 6
Franklin Planning Office 7
Volunteers .................... 7
FCAN ............................ 8
Carrabelle Library Floor
Plan ................................ 8
Primary Election By
Precincts ..................... 9
Franklin Bulletin Board 10
Bookshop ................... 10

New Carrabelle
Library Design
Now On View
By Tom Campbeli
Franklin County Planner Alan
Pierce said that he has the new
designs for the Carrabelle Branch
Library now in his office. He said
he had announced to the county
commissioners that "they can
come in and look at them any
The design was done by architect
Greg Kelley with the Clemons
Rutherford and Associates, Inc. in
The designs show, among other
things, a Multi-Purpose Youth
Area, a Work Area/Kitchenette, a
Workroom, Circulation Desk,
General Stack and Multi-Purpose
Area, Computer Area, Extensive

Stacks Area, Main Lobby and the
Lighthouse Room.
Architect Greg Kelley, who did the
designs, said, "We wanted to de-
sign to fit in with the Carrabelle
community. Also, we would like
the new library to be a beacon to
the community, and that's why we
put the lighthouse room in the
It would appear that the light-
house room offers space for art
exhibits and other such educa-
tional exhibits. Of course, it also
brings to mind the fact that Car-
rabelle is home to the Crooked
River Lighthouse, and also the
Carrabelle Lighthouse Associa-
The next step for the progress of
the design is awaiting approval of
the design by the Franklin County
Board of Commissioners. The
state has already approved the
design. If the commissioners ap-
prove the design, then the next
step will be to approve the bids
for contractors. According to the
state schedule of events, the de-
signs should be approved and
ready to move forward by the end
of the month of September, 2000.
Continued on Page 8

North elevation of the proposed Carrabelle Branch of the Franklin Library system. See
page 8 for an overhead view of the floor plan.

Sentencing of
Novak Again


Judge Hinkle Orders
Rescheduled Sentencing For
September 29, 2000
By Tom Campbell
In the U.S. District Court for the
Northern District of Florida, Case
Number 4:99CR81-RH, U.S. v.
Thomas V. Novak, Defendant,
which was scheduled for sentenc-
ing on August 30, 2000, U.S. Dis-
trict Judge Robert L. Hinkle is-
sued an order postponing the sen-
tencing until September 29, 2000,
at 11:00 a.m.
This is the second time the sen-
tencing has been postponed.
This is the same case which in-
volved Ms. Brenda M. Molsbee of
Carrabelle and Ms. Maxie Carroll
of Eastpoint. The Defendant Tho-
mas V. Novak pleaded Guilty in
this case on May 16, 2000, pur-
suant to a plea agreement.
The Motion submitted by the
defendant's attorney offered as
grounds for the postponement:
* 1-Defendant pleaded guilty in
"this case on May 16, 2000, pur-
suant to a Plea Agreement.
* 2-Defendant had cooperated
with the government in this case,
beginning in 1996 and continu-
ing through the trial of his
co-defendants, which was held
beginning July 5, 2000.
* 3-The prosecutor handling this
case since August 22, 1996,
through the trial has been U.S.
Attorney Randy Hensel.
* 4-Mr. Hensel will not be avail-
able Wednesday, August 30, to
attend the Sentencing Hearing
and advise the Court of the ex-
tent of the Defendant's coopera-
In his Order Continuing Sentenc-
ing, Judge Hinkle stated:
Defendant Thomas V. Novak's
unopposed motion to continue
sentencing (document 68) is
GRANTED for the reasons set
forth in the motion. The sentenc-
ing is rescheduled for September
29, 2000, at 11:00 a.m. So or-
dered this 29th day of August,
2000. Signed by Robert L. Hinkle,
United States District Judge.
Nita Molsbee and Maxie Carroll
are scheduled for sentencing in
Federal Court (Tallahassee) on
September 28th. A pre-sentenc-
ing report authored by the Fed-
eral Probation Officer is currently
under review by the prosecution
and defense attorneys, and will be
used by Judge Hinkle as a basis
for determining the sentences.
The report is not a public docu-
ment. If there are any appeals
these would be filed following im-
position of the sentences.

School Board Increases Tax Levy
At the September 7th meeting of the School Board meeting held at
Chapman Elementary, Apalachicola, the Board increased the tax levy
to $6,260,153, an increase of $368,242 over the previous year.
A portion of the' levy was required under state law in order for the
board to receive state education grants totaling $3,082,196.
The millage levy is now 7.5370. A 1.00 mill increase was approved for
capital outlay projects including (1) Construction and Remodeling at
all district sites; (2) Futtre land purchases; (3) Maintenance, Renova-
tion and Repair including the replacement of fire alarm systems, pave-
ment projects, repair or replacement of locks, doors and windows,
and similar maintenance; (4) Motor vehicle purchases (two pickup
trucks and two school busses); (5) replacement of equipment such as
a handicap elevator at the district office, heating cooling units in all
gymnasiums, band instruments', portable and storage buildings, and
purchase of food service equipment; (6) Payments for educational fa-
cilities due under a lease purchase agreement, and (7) Payments for
the costs of complying with environmental statutes and regulations,
such as the removal of hazardous waste.
The breakdown of the millage levy is as follows:

Local Required
Capital Outlay


Total Millage 7.5370

The capital outlay tax will generate about $787,800.
The approved operating budget expenditures of the Board are 7.3
percent higher than last year's total operating expenditures.

Carrabelle City

Budget Moving
Toward Approval
The Carrabelle City meeting held
on Labor Day evening involved a
review but not a finalization of the
Fiscal Year 2000 budget (October
01, 2000 September 30, 2001)
The special meeting, scheduled
for September 18th, will be the
second and final public hearing
to finalize the budget and adopt a
millage rate.
The City will first receive com-
ments from the public on the pro-
posed village over the rolled-back
rate necessary to fund the bud-
get, and to ask any questions
prior to adoption of any measures
by the City. The City shall first
adopt the millage rate prior to
adopting the final budget. The
millage rate adopted at the final
budget hearing cannot exceed the
rate tentatively adopted at the first
At present, the proposed millage
rate is 8 mills per $1000 of as-,
,sessed valuation, a rate 2.44%
more than the rolled back rate
(which is 7.0892 mills per $1000.)
Under the budget proposal, the
proposed operating budget expen-
ditures of Carrabelle City are
22.99% more than last years to-
tal of operating expenditures. At
present, the total appropriated
expenditures and reserves is

Power Of The Kick Wins

By Jimmy Elliott
September 8, 2000, the Apalachi-
cola High School Sharks, hosted
their first home game against the
Tigers of Blountstown and the
game was a thriller.
The Tigers won the toss and
elected to receive. The ball was
taken at the ten and returned to
the Tiger 30 yard line.
The Tigers struck immediately on
a long pass that burnt the Shark
defender, but a flag on the play
took the touchdown off the
scoreboard. Two more plays after
the penalty and the Tigers punted
to the Sharks.
The ball was returned to the
Blountstown 40 yard line and the
Sharks took little time to score.
One first down #29 Lance Roch-
elle, carried for six yards followed
by #34 Willie McNair who ripped
off a 15 yard run. The next play
had Willie McNair taken it for the
Shark T.D. from 25 yards out.

The Sharks elected not to kick the
extra point and the two point con-
version try failed. #5 Adam
Youngblood, kicked off for the
Sharks and the ball carried into
the end zone for a touch back.
Starting from their own 20 yard
line, the Tigers seemed stopped
after three unsuccessful plays but
the Shark defense was flagged 15
yards for ruffing the passer, which
gave the Tigers a first down at the
Blountstown 40 yard line. On first
and ten the Tigers turned it over
to the Shark defense on a fumble
a the 40 yard line.
#44 Leon O'Neal smashed
through the middle for eight yards
to start the Shark drive. Three
plays later #33 Kit Mashburn
swept left as #2 Bernard Simmons
delivered a big block and the
Sharks gained another 8 yards.
The Shark drive fizzled out at the
Tiger 25 yard line and on fourth
down and seven kicker #5 Adam
Continued on Page 6


Over 200

Attend WMS

Water Rate


By Tom Campbell
Over 200 people attended the
Florida Public Service Commis-
sion limited proceeding at the
Franklin County Courthouse in
Apalachicola on Tuesday, Sep-
tember 12. Water Management
Services, Inc. (WMS), a water com-
pany serving approximately 1,460
customers on St. George Island in
Franklin County, had requested
a limited proceeding to increase
water rates. This increase would
allow it to cover the cost of build-
ing a new water transmission line
connecting its wells to its service
territory on St. George Island.
A new bridge to St. George Island
is to be built by the Florida De-
partment of Transportation
(DOT), and the old bridge is to be
torn down, along with the pipes
on the structure that transmit
water to the island. The in-service
date of the new bridge is expected
to be March 2003. WMS will have
to make alternative arrangements
to provide service to its certified
service area.
The utility's position sets forth its
plan to construct a new main to
be attached to the new bridge,
along with related modifications
to its System, and wants to in-
crease its rates in order to pro-
vide funding for the proposed con-
WMSI has requested the rate in-
crease be implemented in three
Phase I-would become effective
November 1, 2000, and would re-
cover the engineering estimate of
$880,803, as well as the projected
costs of financing. Overall, this
would represent a rate increase
of 20.84 percent over current
Phase 2-would become effective
January 1, 2002, and would re-
cover capital expenditures

Continued on Page 9


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County Commission
Meeting of
September 18, 2000
County Extension Director Bill
Mahan informed the Board that
the Vibrio vulnificus Risk Man-
agement group met in Tallahas-
see in early September to start
work on developing a draft man-
agement plan. A draft has been
developed and is currently under
review by the working group.

Alan Pierce

Alan Pierce, County Planner,
moderated a transmittal hearing
dealing, with St. James Bay
project. The hearing is to trans-
mit to the Department of Commu-
nity Affairs (DCA) the county's
intention to change the land use
on the St. James project 378 acres
from Public Facilities to
Mixed-Use Residential. Pierce ad-
vised Commissioners that DCA
would review the proposal, along
with relevant information from
the DRI process and make a rec-
ommendation back to the county.
After receiving, the DCA recom-
mendation for the proposed land
use, and the DCA recommenda-
tion on the DRI, the county will
hold an adoption hearing to con-
sider adopting the land use and
'the DRI. This would likely occur
in the second County Commission
meeting in November 2000.
The Board approved a proposed
layout of a soccer field at Ned Por-
ter Park that could be constructed
with in-house labor and materi-
als. Pierce reported that the field
is eagerly sought by Donnie Wil-
son and Hap Greff, the new Meth-
odist Minister in Apalachicola who
is trying to organize socer in that
part of Franklin County
The Board approved a Resolu ton
supporting the purchase of about.
20 acres of Carrabelle land for a
park. They also amended the
county's capital improvement el-
ement of the comprehensive plan
to show the need for a park. The
plan will reflect that $75,000 has
been earmarked for land acquisi-
tion but that amount, minus a.
local match, will come from the
FRDAP program.
Mr. Pierce presented the Board a
copy of the agreement he signed
after the September 5th meeting
with, the Let the Children Play
Foundation for the use of an ap-
proximately 50 by 160 foot area
on county property for a children's
The Board approved the adoption
of the 1996 Comprehensive Emer-
gency Management Plan in order
to continue receiving DEM funds.
Due to time constraints, Tim

Turner and Alan Pierce asKea the
Board to approve adopting the
earlier plan in order to stay in
compliance with state Division of
Emergency Management Rules.
The Board approved an interlocal
agreement between Gulf and
Franklin County to cover a 90-day
window between October 5 and
January 5, 2001 for the purposes
of having a licensed building offi-
cial, available.
Mr. Robin Brinkley, Franklin
County Building Official, has a
provisional license. It expires Oc-
tober 5. Robin and Alan Pierce
went to St. Augustine last week
expecting to get an extension be-
cause he is scheduled to retake
the Building Official test in No-
vember. On a 33 vote the state li-
censing board refused to grant the
extension. The Board was swayed
by its attorney who repeatedly
argued that Robin could not get
an extension because he was
granted a two year license and
some section of Florida law does
not allow him to apply for an ex-
tension. The Chairwoman of the
licensing board argued in our fa-
vor saying that just this past leg-
islature the law had been changed
to allow provisional licenses to be
granted for three to five years be-
cause so many small counties
were unable to meet the two year
dead line. The lawyer would not
budge, saying that while the law
had been changed, the change did
not apply to Robin because he had
applied for his license when the
law only allowed two years.
Pierce has met with the Gulf
County Administrator Don But-
ler, and Gulf County Building Of-
ficial Michael Hammond; and they
are willing to work with us, so long
as Franklin County holds Gulf
County harmless from any claims
arising from inspections done
during this period. Upon discuss-
ing the situation with the state,
the following action by Franklin
County Commission will keep the
Franklin County Building and
Planning Department functioning
thesame: The Board needs to rec-
ognize that Robin Brinkley will
apply for a provisional license as
a I and 2 dwelling inspector- this
will allow, him to continue doing
most of the inspections he is cur-
rently doing; Rachel Ward is rec-
ognized as applying for a provi-
sional plans examiner license, for
which she has already taken the
test, but has not received her.
score. As provisional plans exam-
iner, by state law she is autho-.
rized to sign building permits for
residential construction. She will
also apply for a provisional build-
ing inspector license, which she
has intended on getting anyway,
and this will allow her to issue
commercial building permits.
Under this scenario, Mr.
Hammond will not actually be
needed to do any inspections, but
he will be:available for consulta-
tion'and inspection ifeilther Robin
arid Rachel need him, and Robin
and Rachel will be operating un-
der his license.
Without this scenario being ap-
proved by the Board, come Oct.
5, Franklin County will-not be
able to issue any building permits
or do any inspections. Board ac-
tion to approve the position titles
for Robin and Rachel and approve
the interlocal agreement contin-
gent upon Mr. Shuler reviewing
it, as Gulf County is currently
drafting it.
On September 12, the Planning
and Zoning Commission met in
regular session and recom-
mended the following action:
a) on development in the Critical
* recommend approval for Jeanne
Bonds to construct a boardwalk
and observation platform on East

Bay in Eastpoint, behind the
Seabreeze motel on the corner of
North Bayshore Drive and US 98.
* recommend approval for Mark
Martinko to construct a private
dock on Lot 76, Holiday Beach,
Unit 1, Alligator Point.
* recommend approval for Jan
Wagenaar to construct a private
pier on Lot 14, Schooner Landing
Subdivision, St. George Island.
*recommend approval for Carl
Stanley to construct a private
dock and boat lift on Lot 19, Block
C, Unit 1, St. James Island Park.
* recommend approval for James
Padgett to construct a private
dock and boatlift at 379 N.
Bayshore Drive in Etastpoint.
* recommend approval for Gerald
Baker to construct a private dock
on Lot 7, Oyster Bay Village, St.
George Island.
* recommend approval for D. An-
drew Byrne to construct a private
Sdock and boatlift on Lot 30, Alli-
gator Point Subdivision, Alligator
* recommend approval for James
Roberts to construct a private pier
on Lot 26, Bayview Village, St.
George Island.
* after some .discussion, recom-
mend approval for George Mahr
to construct a boat ramp and
groin on Lot 18, Schooner Land,
ing, St. George Island.
The Board approved all of the
above recommendations.
b) on Commercial development-
recommend approval for Mike
Willis to construct a 9,000 square
foot commercial building on prop-
erty zoned C-4, and located just
west of Apalachicola. The build-
ing will be adjacent to the IGA and
access will be through the exist-
ing Bill's Dollar parking lot, which
Mr. Willis owns. It is intended for
Bill's Dollar to move into this new
building. Board action.
c) recommend approval for a
small scale land use' change and
zoning change from R-6 to R- I.
and sketch plat approval for a
three lot subdivision on a 7 acre
parcel of land described as Lot 13,
Emerald Point Beach, just east of
Eastpoint. Request submitted by,
Edwin Brown, agent for Harold
and Carole Steinke.
d) recommend approval of the fi-
nal plat for Beacon Ridge, Phase
III; all lots are one acre, request
submitted by Edwin Brown.
e) recommend approval for the fi-
nal plat for Ruhl's Adventure, a
five lot subdivision on the east end
of St. George Island, submitted by
Dan Ruhl. All lots are at least one
g) .the CQommission recommends
thetBoard ,direct Mr. Curenton to
redraw the zoning map for the
commercial area of St. George Is-
land on a larger scale to make it
easier to document the zoning on
individual lots. Mr. Mark
Curenton made this request.
h) the Commission recommends
the Board determine there to be
a scrivener's error on property
west ofApalachicola, in the Tilton
area. Mr. Mark Curenton made
this request after reviewing the
map against the actual legal de-
scription of the property involved.
The Board approved the above
Local hunters appeared before the
Board to ask for a return to pre-
vious hunting seasons for doves
on little St. George Island, and
other areas and targeted species.
Continued on Page 4

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August 31, 2000

Franklin County Chronicle
P.O. Box 590
Eastpoint, FL 32328
Dear Friends:
You may not be aware that, Big Bend Hospice is building a "Hospice
House" to care for patients with a terminal illness who want Hospice
care but cannot remain in their own homes. Although over $1,500,000
has been raised for the construction, an additional $250,000 is needed
to furnish and equip the twelve-bedroom house. With less than two
months remaining until the building is complete, time is running out
to make the Hospice House a reality.
The Big Bend Hospice Advisory Council of Franklin County has com-
mitted to raise $10,000 to help pay for a room dedicated to the citi-
zens of Franklin County in memory of Susan Russell. This room will
be available to any patient from Franklin County who lives alone, has
no primary caregiver, whose spouse or caregiver is unable to provide
the care that is needed or needs respite from the full time responsi-
bilities for caring for their loved one.
At Hospice, we believe that no one should die alone or without the
care they need. The Hospice House will be a warm place to live com-
fortably, with dignity, privacy and to die peacefully. We urge you,
your family, business, employees and clients to pledge your support
to this vital project that will directly benefit the citizens of Franklin
County. Gifts of any size are welcome ... A total of $2,400 has already
been collected.
If you would like more information about the project, please call any
member of the Advisory Council or Leonia Webster at 878-5310. Thank
you very much for your consideration and support of quality Hospice

David Kelly
Ann Chestnut
Nancy Chorba,
Will Kendrick
Jane Jasper

Shirley Dixon
Karen Rabinowitz
Hazel Robinson
Malcolm Nickols
Betty Croom .

Susan Ficklen
Donie Lanier
Dwight Marshal
Rachael Ward
Ellie Speed

Carlton and Grace Wathen
Joe Butler
Ron and Wilma Barks
Bettye Marsh
Charles and Dora Brannon

Ex Parte "Proceedings Of The Fish And

Wildlife Conservation Commission,"

Disguised As A Social Hour, Are Cited

By Wakulla Fisherman's Association

Publisher's Note: At the Federal Level of Administrative regula-
tion, "informal" social contacts between regulating agencies and
the entities "regulated" are not an unusual oc urrence Frr ex-
ample, at the annual National Association ofBroadcasters meet-
ing, representatives of the Federal Communications Commission,
and staff, are often attending the national meeting of broadcast-
ers and associated interests. These contacts, years ago, were
dubbed "Ex parte contacts" in which only one side of any par-
ticular issues that might be discussed, and were eventually ruled
illegal by the FCC, especially if evidence were shown that the
contacts were influential on FCC decisions. The Wakulla
Fisherman's Association has now shown that similar social con-
tacts are continuing to operate at the Florida "level", with consid-
erable opportunity to influence the regulating agency on various
issues at opportune time. Yet, as Mr. Crum points out, when they
officially appear before the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission, they and others who want to present their views,
are limited to the usual three-minute time frame.
There appears to be a basic unfairness to this process. It would
appear the responsible party permitting these ex parte contacts
is the Chairperson of the Commission itself, Dr. Egbert, recently
cited for not having anything on the hard drives of his office com-

Phone: 850-927-2186
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Vol. 9, No. 19

September 15, 2000

Publisher ..................... .. .................. Tom W H offer
Contributors ....................................... Tom Campbell
.......... Susan Gunn
.......... Barbara Revell
............ Rene Topping
............ Jean Collins
........... Jimmy Elliott

Sales ................... ..... ............... Jean Collins
............ Tom W. Hoffer
........... Diane Beauvais Dyal

Advertising Design
and Production Artist.................................. Diane Beauvais Dyal
Production Associate............................... Andy Dyal
Director of Circulation ............................ Andy Dyal
Proofreader ............................... Tom Campbell
Citizen's Advisory Group
Rand Edelstein ......................................... Alligator Point
George Chapel ....................................... Apalachicola
Karen Cox-Dennis ................................... Apalachicola
Rene Topping ........................ .......... Carrabelle
Pam Lycett ............................ ........... Carrabelle
D avid Butler ............................................ C arrabelle
Elizabeth and Jim Sisung ........................ Eastpoint
Bedford and Eugenia Watkins................. Eastpoint
George Thompson ................................... Eastpoint
Pat M orrison ............................................ St. George Island
Dominic and Vilma Baragona ................. St. George Island

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September 5, 2000

Letter To The Editor
August 30, 2000, the Fishermen once again centered their attention
on the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit, in and for Wakulla
County, Florida and the Florida Supreme Court. August 30"', the 1st
District Court of Appeals denied the State's motion for Petition for
Writ of Certiorari-original jurisdiction, reviewing Judge Sauls' deni-
als of the State's motion to dismiss original filed by The Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission in 1999. This case began in
1996-with a Declaratory Judgement request for a legal, viable net
within the limitation of the Florida Constitution.
Almost five years of motions to dismiss, the MFC/FWCC has denied
the Fishermen the Florida Supreme Court. In 1995 the Fishermen
filed a declaratory Judgement on legal shrimp nets with the Circuit
Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Franklin County. The
Fishermen prevailed and were upheld by the Florida Supreme Court
Jy anuary 1996, we thought the answer to a viable rectangular 500
sq. ft. not was simple; file a case just as we had on the shrimp nets.
We did not take into consideration that we had shown the MFC that
we could prevail with the Florida'Supreme Court. We also didn't un-
derstand the prejudice against the Fishermen by the MFC/FWCC. A
case that should have been completed in twelve months has taken
Over four years. Will the FWCC attempt to block the Fishermen from
the Florida Supreme Court by filing another motion to dismiss?
The Fishermen took their request for justice to Washington with a
civil rights complaint in 1999 with the United States Department of
Justice, Americans with Disabilities Act 1990. The Fishermen are
continuing with Case 97-271, trying to get relief with the Florida Su-
preme Court. With these two attempts and one that will be released
in the near future, we feel that discrimination born out of prejudice
by the MFC will be removed from our government.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is the best
resource management for the rich that money can buy. When we
attend FWCC meetings we are given three minutes to identify our-
selves and present our issue.
Let me share with you the treatment of our competition. A memo
from Victor J. Heller, Assistant Executive Director FWCC, Subject,
Commission meeting Pensacola, May 2, 2000. (1) On Wednesday
evening, the Commission and Staff have been invited to a reception
hosted by J,C. Bradford & Company (2) On Thursday evening, the
Pensacola Big Game Fishing Club and Pensacola Recreational Fish-
ing Association will hold a reception for the Commission and Staff.
These receptions allow three hours for the FWCC staff and Commis-
sioners to got to know the wealthy special interest "'in a informal
relaxed atmosphere", There is no Sunshine Law consideration at the
FWCC and it is the best management big money can buy.
These issues have been presented to the Florida Department of Law
The Department of Justice/Department of Interior is working on the
civil rights violation. We are once again on the path to the Florida
Supreme Court and we will make another attempt this week to re-
move prejudice and discrimination from the FWCC.
Never Give Up
Ronald F. Crum
Wakulla Fishermen's Association
March 7, 2000
Dr. Edwin Roberts
730 New Warrington Road
Pensacola, FL 32506
Dear Edwin:
This letter is to confirm that J.C. Bradford & Co. will sponsor the
reception for the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on
Wednesday, May 24th. We have not determined a location, but
we plan on scheduling the event from 6 9 p.m.
We look forward to working with you and hope that our event is
well received.
Kevin L. Grace

May 2, 2000
To: Commission Staff
From: Victor J. Holler, Assistant Executive Director
Subject: Commission Meeting
The next Commission Staff meeting will convene at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at the Holiday Inn, 7200 Plantation Road
(1-10 & 291-Mall), Pensacola. The Commission meeting will con-
vene on Wednesday, May 24, beginning at 8:30 a.m., and recon-
vene at 8:30 a.m., May 25 and 26.
On Wednesday evening, the Commission and staff have been in-
vited to a reception hosted by J.C. Bradford & Company.
On Thursday evening, the Pensacola Big Game Fishing Club and
Pensacola Recreational Fishing Association will hold a reception
for the Commission and staff.
Attached are the agenda and background materials for the Com-
mission meeting.
FWC 2-3-1

Correction To: "St. George Plantation
Getting Ready for Annual Membership

With regard to the increased dues to the membership, the copy should
have read, as follows:
At the July Board meeting, wheh the budget was approved, opposi-
tion to dues increases were voiced by Charles Manos and Diane
Fowlkes. Karen MacFarland, who had campaigned for a Board seat
much earlier, and stated in her promotional materials THAT SHE
vote FOR the dues increases along and with Richard Plessinger, Rick
Watson, and Mollie (Amalia) Read. Dan Sumner was absent from this

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Dear Edwin:
Thank you for bringing to our attention that you, and the other
Commissioners of the Florida Game and Wildlife Commission will
be meeting in Pensacola in late May. I have talked to Doc Ely and
we would like to propose that you and the other Commissioners
and staff allow us to host your group at an informal reception
from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Grand Lagoon Yacht Club
located at 10653 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola, FL. We plan on
heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
The event will be jointly hosted by the Pensacola Big Game Fish-
ing Club and the Pensacola Recreational Fishing Association. I
believe that this would be a great opportunity for you and the
other members of the commission to meet most of the serious
fishermen in our area in both the offshore categories and bottom
fishing categories in an informal relaxed atmosphere.
Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to hearing
from you at your earliest convenience.
C.W. Haskell, Jr.

Franklin Unit Of Cancer Society

Honors Volunteers

The annual meeting of the Franklin Unit of the American Cancer So-
ciety was held at the Hut, Apalachicola, on August 31st. It was an
evening of celebration of accomplishments and bitter-sweet memo-
ries of those who died from the disease, and a welcome to a new
Board of Directors and other volunteers.
The Franklin Unit, and the American Cancer Society, is a commu-
nity-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating
cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives
from cancer, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research,
education, advocacy and service.
Don Banta, the new President, welcomed members and guests fol-
lowed by the Invocation by Reverend Charles Scott. The 1999-00 Board
of Directors was recognized by outgoing President George Chapel.
These were as follows:
George Chapel, President
Don Banta, Vice-President
Barbara Bellew, Secretary
James Hamilton, Treasurer
Dr. Shakra Junejo, Medical Advisor
Betty Banta
Winona Barber
Loraine Browne
Carl Carlson
Helen Cook
Brenda Coulter
Marie Creamer
Edith Edwards
Cathy Halford
Erline Hall
Gwendalyn Ingram
Cullen Moon
Beth Moseley
Warren Roddenberry
Catherine Scott
Mary E. Shiver ..
JoAnne Thomason
Bruce Varnes
Valentina Webb
Mary Whittington
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Honor Volunteers from Page 3

Awards were then given, first, to Tim Turner as Rookie of the Year,
Loraine Browne, for Dedication; Erline Hall for Years of Service; Don
Banta as Volunteer of the Year. A Five Year Pin was given to Winona
Barber. The Courage Award was given to Mary Whittington (Lanier).
Shiela Jackson addressed the group on the Program of Work at the
Unit. The Guest Speaker was Tom Loughridge, whose remarks were
as follows:
When someone walks up to me and asks, "How are you,
Tom?" I like to answer, "Outstanding ... but I'm improv-
ing." Sadly, I can't claim authorship for that phrase. That
honor goes to Zig Zigler. The sentiment, however, is clearly
my own.
I have not arrived at this place in my life without deep
thought, a lot of prayer and much guidance from my fam-
ily and friends, not least of whom is my God. I had a
pretty rocky beginning in my acceptance of a life with
cancer. Most of you are here this evening because of an
experience with cancer, either your own or that of friends
who are dear to you or family members who are strug-
gling with this frightening challenge and you're here
searching for ways to help them.
Now, a diagnosis of cancer is a genuinely traumatic ex-
perience. I was called to the telephone while I was teach-
ing my science class at Apalachicola High School. When
I lifted the receiver and identified myself, I was informed
by my doctor that the tumors in my liverwere carcinoid,
inoperable and terminal. My natural reaction was, "Oh,
my God, I am going to die"! I felt my legs and back go
rubbery and I had to clutch at the counter to keep from
falling. Someone brought me a chair and I sat there for a
short while feeling sorry for myself.
So many people, when told that they have cancer, say to
themselves, "Oh! It's time to die now. I'll go home, say
goodbye, sit in a comfortable chair and wait for death to
come." In Zorba The Greek, however, Zorba speaks, "They
say that age kills the fire in a man, that he hears Death
coming. He opens the door and says, 'Come in. Give me
rest'. That is a pack of damn lies! I've got enough fire in
me to devour the world. So, I fight!"
This, then, has become my opportunity to experience life
in a whole new way. I sat in that chair and grappled with
the idea of death and I do not intend to give in to it with
depression or fear. This is my chance, my second chance,
if you will, to make up for wasted time. I will NOT die for
this is my chance to make up for wasted time and to do
all those exciting things I had planned to do but didn't
have time for and to REALLY do the things that are await-
ing me in that wonderful new future that I have given
Since that time, I have worked to change the way I expe-
rience my world. The space in which I live has gained
color, vitality and excitement. I am actually feeling better
and stronger and happier than I have felt in a long time.
Furthermore I recognize that life is not necessarily ugly
because I have an obnoxious disease. My life is beautiful
BECAUSE I am alive! My love toward my family has deep'
ened and become more tender Because I realize that I
could have lost my chances to say, "I love you" several
times a day and I might not have had the opportunities
to bestow those hugs and touches at unexpected occa-
sions. The leaves are greener, the sky is bluer, birdsong
in the morning is a new glory, and life is a marvel that
God has planned just for me.
Four years ago I was advised that I might live another
two years. Later I was told that it could be as long as
twenty. I am 65 years old now and I intend to live an-
other thirty.
For those who, like me, are cancer survivors or who might
be struggling with the knowledge that your life might be
shortened because of cancer, see your doctors, take your
treatments; but also LIVE, LOVE, and PRAY. Then, even
if your life should be shortened, it will be more beautiful
than you can imagine and when your time comes to walk
with God, you will be ready.
Let me leave you now with these words of Franz Kafka:
You do not need to leave your room
remain sitting at your table
and listen, simply wait.
Do not even wait,
Be quite still and solitary.
The world will
Freely offer itself to you
to be unmasked,
it has no choice,
It will roll in ecstasy
at your feet.

Outgoing President George Chapel then introduced and Installed the
new Board of Directors, as follows:
Don Banta, President
Loraine Browne, Vice-President
Barbara Bellew, Secretary
James Hamilton, Treasurer
Dr. Shakra Junejo, Medical Advisor
Betty Banta Mary E. Shiver
Winona Barber James Silva
Helen Cook JoAnne Thomason
Brenda Coulter Nancy Tuell
Marie Creamer James Turner
Edith Edwards Bruce Varnes
Cathy Halford Mary Whittington
Erline Hall Honorary Members
Beth Moseley Carl Carlson
Warren Roddenberry George Chapel
Jennifer Ruic Cullen L. Moon
Catherine Scott Valentina Webb

Don Banta, as new President for 2000-2001 made some remarks,
followed by a tribute to the late Elizabeth Shiver by Brenda Coulter,
with special music by Beverly Sapp and Roger Mathis. Two other
tributes were contributed to this article, and are reprinted below.

A Person With Courage
On August 18, 2000 Franklin County lost a dear loved
person. Elizabeth Shiver was known by several names. A
lot of people called her Mama Liz, Aunt Liz, or Mama
In Elizabeth Shiver's life she put God first, family sec-
ond, then came her church and her community.
Mama Shiver was involved with the American Red Cross,
Ladies Auxiliary of the Eastpoint Fire Department, Sal-
vation Army, Franklin County Food Bank, and The Ameri-
can Cancer Society-Franklin Unit.
In 1999, Mama Shiver received the American Cancer
Society Courage Award. Mama Shiver received this award
for showing her strength, courage, and determination
during her battle against cancer. Mama Shiver always
had a smile on the face and had a positive attitude no
matter how down she was. Mama Shiver would always
say "Keep the Faith".
During her battle, she had the ability to lead a normal
life. She worked at Weems Hospital and then worked at
the Franklin County Health Department as the School
Nurse. Mama Shiver was Team Captain for the Love your
Team for the American Cancer Society-Franklin County
Mama Shiver'will be missed by all people in Franklin
American Cancer Society-Franklin County Unit
Barbara Bellew
Mary Elizabeth Pope Shiver
You are the kind of person who leaves lovely memories
behind, of goodness and sweetness and beauty that glow
from the face, heart and mind.
God has a plan, he orders the lives of His own. Last week
He called one we loved so dearly, her work on earth was
When she was a young girl, about 47 years ago, she joined

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uses of the facility, rates, and
types of organizations that can
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be charged.
Mosconis moved approval; motion
carried without objection.
On the west end of St. George Is-
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the end of a canal. Pierce said that
people are using the ramp and
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the Church of God, at that time it was a small congrega-
tion. It took lots of love, dedication and work to make the
Church grow. She was faithful.
Mrs. Mamie Brown taught Elizabeth to play piano. She
played and led the singing many years. Three girls: Eliza-
beth Shiver, Murl Odom and Frances Hicks sang together
since they were young girls. They sang at funerals, reviv-
als and many other events. Singing was her great love.
She was a prayer warrior, she had a deep love for God
and family, no problem was too small for her to take to
the Lord in prayer.
Elizabeth married young-to Hubert Shiver. She returned
to school to earn her GED so she could work as a nurse.
She loved her work for she was helping people.
She was interested in the welfare of this county.
She belonged to the Eastpoint Fire Department Auxil-
iary, Salvation Army and the American Cancer Society.
Her team's name was "Love Your Team."
Lorrine Langley
The 1999-2000 Volunteers have also included the following citizens:
Don Banta
Mary Whittington
John F. Lee
Brian Nash
Edith Edwards
Betty Banta
Loraine Browne
Helen Cook
Joanne Thomason
George Chapel
Betty Banta
Don Banta
Loraine Browne
George Chapel
Edith Edwards
Cathy Halford
Dorothy Cooper
Dina Hamilton
The Relay for Life Team Captains and Committee included the follow-
Mary Whittington. Chair
Don Banta. Co-Chair

Betty Banta
Barbara Bellew
Loraine Browne
Carl Carlson
Edith Edwards
Gary Cooper
Jerry Cooper
Cullen Moon
Fred Thomas
Ralph Roberts
Erline Hall
Bruce Varnes
Morna Smith
Janelle Paul
B.J. Pendleton
': -Beth Barber -

James Hamilton
Cindy Knight
John F. Lee
Beth Moseley
Brian E. Nash
Zelma Nolton
George Chapel
Nancy Tuell
Gracie O'Neal
Jean Roberts
Cathy Halford
Kelly Pitts
Denisha Allen
Donnie Gay
Deborah Cooper

Hazel Robinson
Warren Roddenberry
Catherine Scott
Vicki Simmons
Elizabeth Shiver
Val Webb
Brenda Coulter
Brittney Simmons
Cynthia Bauchman
Barry Brynjolfson
Marylee Matarazzo
Zella Whitehurst
Betty Taylor Webb
Gwendalyn Ingram
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Second Circuit

Court Report

August 21, 2000

The Honorable Judge F. E. Steinmeyer
Assistant State Attorney Ethan Way
Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger


All persons listed below are presumed innocent untilfound guilty
in a court of law.

Barber, Dallis Brent: Charged with willful and wanton reckless driving and
aggravated fleeing and eluding/felony. According to the probable cause report
Sthe following allegedly occurred: On July 5. 2000, an officer was contacted by
another officer who requested that the officer meet him at Red's BP Station.
When he arrived he was advised that the defendant and his wife were arguing
and that the wife said she wanted to get away from her husband. Mrs. Barber
stated to the officer that she was "afraid for her life". The defendant was ad-
vised to stay away from his wife and the defendant left. Mrs. Barber then left.
The defendant was observed following his wife and when the officers attempted
to stop him but he refused to stop. The defendant cursed the officer and made
an obscene gesture. The defendant was later subdued, arrested and trans-
ported to the County Jail. The defendant advised the Court that he would
retain an attorney. Arraignment continued until September 18. 2000.
Barfleld, Michael W.: Charged with burglary of a conveyance. According to
the probable cause report the following allegedly occurred: On July 14. 2000
an officer was dispatched to River City Auto. The owner, Margie Minton, had
observed two men next to a car in the garage. When the defendant noted.Mrs.
Minton was there he fled the scene. With assistance from a K-nine the defen-
dants were located and arrested. The defendant entered a written plea of not
guilty. Arraignment continued until September 18, 2000. Steiger represented
the defendant.
Chastain, James M.: Charged with-delivery of a controlled substance to a
minor and criminal solicitation to sale of a controlled substance. According to
the probable cause the following allegedly occurred: On July 4, 2000. an of-
ficer was dispatched to a residence on St. George Island. A juvenile reported
that he had been approached by a man named Jim who was staying in a
motel on the Island. The man told the juvenile that he was looking for a dealer
" in Crystal Methamphetamine and would appreciate any help. The defendant
then gave the juvenile a cannabis cigarette for his help. An investigation and
undercover operation resulted in the defendant being arrested. Arraignment
continued until October 16, 2000. Attorney Barbara Sanders represented the
Craft, Ronald Edward, Jr.: Charged with criminal mischief The defendant
entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. He was sentenced to
62 days in jail with credit for 62'days served. He was ordered to pay restitu-
tion and court costs. Attorney Gordan Shuler represented the defendant.
Davis, Kenneth Butler: Charged with possession of burglary tools and mo-
lesting a vending machine. According to the probable cause the following al-
legedly occurred: On June 16, 2000, and officer was dispatched to the Rancho
Inn. When the officer arrived on the scene the owner advised him that a man
had taken money m a vending machine. The owner observed, through a glass
door. the defendant removing the money from the machine. The owner fol-
lowed the defendant to his vehicle and obtained his tag number and descrip-
tion of the vehicle. Defendant subsequently was arrested and transported to
the County Jail. During an inventory of the vehicle the officers found a black
vinyl bag containing six sets of drink machine keys. Arraignment continued
until September 18, 2000. Attorney Douglas Gaidry represented the defen-
Estes, Robert C.: Charged with criminal mischief According to the probable
cause the following allegedly occurred: On July 1, 2000, the defendant be-
came angry and broke a glass in the cell door with his fist. The defendant,
entered a plea of not guilty. Pretrial conference set for September 18, 2000.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Givens, Josephine: Charged with battery of a law enforcement officer and
disorderly intoxication. The defendant entered a plea of no contest to both
charges and adjudication was withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 24
months of probation, $300 fine, no use of alcohol or illegal substances, obtain
GED, write letter of apology, 240 hours of community service and write a
1,000 word essay on alcohol. Defendant was also sentenced to 37 days in jail
with credit for 37 days served. Steiger represented the defendant.
Glass, John Leon: Charged with grand theft. According to the probable cause
the following allegedly occurred: On June 12, 2000, the victim discovered his
shrimp nets had been stolen. The nets were located on the defendant's boat in
Bayou La Batre, Alabama and returned to the victim. The defendant entered a
plea of not guilty. Steiger was appointed to represent the defendant. Pretrial
set for September 18, 2000.
Glass, Luther: Charged with grand theft. According to the probable cause the
following allegedly occurred: On June 12, 2000, the victim discovered his
shrimp nets had been stolen. The nets were located on a boat in Bayou La
SBatre, Alabama. The defendant was a helper on the boat. The nets were re-
turned to the victim. The defendant entered a plea of not guilty. Steiger was
appointed to represent the defendant. Pretrial set for September 18, 2000.
Gloner, David Allen: Charged with dealing in stolen property and burglary of
a dwelling. According to the probable cause the following allegedly occurred:
On July 9, 2000, the victim reported that a radio had been stolen from his
home. The investigation resulted in the radio being located and returned to
the owner. The defendant was arrested. Steiger represented the defendant.
Next hearing is set for September 18, 2000.
Gloner, David Allen: Charged with felony fleeing and eluding, petit theft and
grand theft of motor vehicle. According to the probable cause the following
allegedly occurred: On June 16, 2000, an officer was dispatched to the E-Z
Serve in Apalachicola in reference to an $18 gas drive off. When the officer
arrived the clerk advised him that an older model red Chevrolet pickup truck
with two males stopped at the pumps and while one pumped the gas the other
entered the store. He left the store without making a purchase and returned
to the truck. The truck then left without paying for the gas. The vehicle, later
that same day, was sited in Eastpoint and when the officer activated the over-
head lights in an attempt to stop the vehicle the driver would not stop. The
officer then engaged the siren and the truck continued traveling west across
the long bridge at a speed in excess of 80 MPH. The truck was found in the
woods off Bluff Road and the driver was still in the truck. Before an officer
could get out of the patrol car the defendant started running into the woods.
Law enforcement determined the owner of the truck. The owner stated he did
not know the defendant nor did he authorize him to use his truck. Steiger
represented the defendant. Arraignment continued until September 18, 2000.
Golden, John H.: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon. Ac-
cording to the probable cause the following allegedly occurred: On July 21.
2000, an officer spoke to a Charles Golden in reference to the defendant pull-
ing a gun on him. The victim stated that he was digging a ditch when the
defendant came by in his truck, pulled a gun and started towards him. The
victim ran to the shop and advised another person to call the law. Another
witness gave a statement saying that he heard the victim yelling and looked
out his window and saw the defendant holding some type of gun. The witness
observed the defendant walking toward the net shop. The shop was searched
by law enforcement but the gun was not located. The defendant was placed
under arrest based on the statements from the witness and the complainant.
Attorney Cumbie represented the defendant. Arraignment continued until
September 18, 2000.
Harris, Lataska: Charged with unlawful assembly, possession of crack co-
caine and possession with intent to sell or distribute. According to the prob-
able cause the following allegedly occurred: On June 25, 2000, an officer re-
sponded to a fight 'in progress at Avenue L and 6th Street in Apalachicola.
When the officer arrived he observed a large hostile crowd of approximately
100 people. The officer called for back up and advised the crowd to disperse.
The crowd refused to leave for several minutes and when backup arrived the



defendant and several members of the crowd began to argue and cuss. They
were yelling loudly and refused to leave. After approximately 30 minutes of
pFleading with the defendant to leave officers began to make arrests for unlaw-
ful assembly. An officer arrested the defendant and stated that. "The defen-
dant was one of the main instigators involved in the disturbance." The officer
further stated that. "It took more than 10 officers and two hours to return
peace to the neighborhood." When the officer searched the defendant prior to
transport to the jail, he found a pill bottle, which contained a large amount of
a white rock-like substance, which field-tested to be positive as cocaine. The
defendant entered a plea of not guilty and pretrial set for September 18. 2000.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Hill, Travis Walker: Charged with leaving scene of accident with injuries and
driving while license suspended or revoked. According to the probable cause
report the following allegedly occurred: On July 2. 2000 an officer was dis-
patched to the scene of an accident in Carrabelle. The driver of a car, which
was hit from behind, stated she knew the driver of the vehicle that hit her. The
vehicle was located in Lanark Village and the driver arrested. A driver's li-
cense check revealed that the defendant's license has been suspended six
times for failure to pay fines. The defendant entered a plea of not guilty. Pre-
trial set for September 18, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Lamberson, Jamie: Charged with grand theft auto. According to the probable
cause the following allegedly occurred: On July 9, 2000, the victim and the
defendant were visiting at the same home. The defendant left prior to the
victim and took the victim's vehicle. The car was located on 5th Street and the
keys were missing. The officer found the defendant walking west on Highway
98 and placed her under arrest. The defendant entered a plea of not guilty and
pretrial set for September 18, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
McCurley, Juanita A.: Charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
According to the probable cause the following allegedly occurred: On July 9.
2000, and officer was dispatched to the Beach Side Motel in Carrabelle in
reference to a woman trying to stab her husband. When the officer arrived he
spoke to the managers of the motel and both gave sworn written statements
saying they heard a lot of yelling and went outside to investigate. They found
the defendant standing at the door of ne of the rooms holding a knife and
telling the man outside that she was goirig to kill him. When' the officer en-
tered the room he found a knife lying on the night stand. The defendant stated
that they had an argument and she grabbed the knife and told the man to
leave the room and she ran him out the door with the knife in her hand. The
defendant was arrested and transported to the County Jail. Arraignment con-
tinued until September 18, 2000.
Orr, Gordon K.: Charged with burglary of a conveyance. See probable cause
for Michael Barfield. Arraignment continued until September 18, 2000. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Parramore, Bernard F.: Charged with burglary of a dwelling. According to the
probable cause report the following allegedly occurred: On July 2 1, 2000, an
officer was dispatched to a residence in Eastpoint. No one answered his knock
on the door. While the officer was checking the perimeter he noticed a broken
sliding glass door. When the officer started walking toward the glass he saw a
man stick his head out. Then the man noticed the officer he ran to another
part of the residence. The officer identified himself as law enforcement and
ordered the man to stop. The defendant did not stop and the officer called for
back up. When back-up arrived they entered the residence and located the
defendant lying under covers that had been placed over a washer and dryer.
There was extensive damage in the home. When the owner was taken to the
scene she signed two complaints against the defendant. Defendant was ar-
rested and transported to the County Jail. Arraignment continued until Sep-
tember 18, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant..
Peden, Arthur L.: Charged with lewd or lascivious exhibition and two counts
of sexual activity with 16 or 17 year old. According to the probable cause the
following allegedly occurred: The mother of the two victims reported to the
State's Attorney's Office that her daughters had been victims of sexual abuse
by the defendant. An officer interviewed the victims and their mother. The
mother alleged that the defendant had been supplying young girls with alco-
hol, drugs and money in exchange for sexual favors. The victims provided
statements as to what occurred. The assistant public defender was appointed
to represent the defendant and he entered a plea of not guilty. Pretrial confer-
ence set for September 18, 2000.
Redding, Charles Robert: Charged with DUI manslaughter, DUI with serious
injuries and DUI personal injury. Next hearing is September 18, 2000. Attor-
ney Stephen S. Dobson, II, represented the defendant.
Smith, Wendy Michele: Charged with 19 counts of obtaining legend drugs
and three counts of uttering a forged instrument. Arraignment continued until
September 18, 2000. Prosecuting attorney is Adam Ruiz.
Wallace, Kenneth L.: Charged with criminal mischief/third degree felony.
Defendant entered a plea of not guilty and pretrial set for September 18, 2000.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Wallace, Kenneth L.: Charged with resisting officer with violence and battery
of law enforcement officer. Arraignment continued until September 18, 2000.
Steiger represented the defendant.
White, Damien J.: Charged with aggravated battery with great bodily harm,
possession of cannabis with intent to sell and resisting arrest without vio-
ence. According to the probable causeithe following allegedly occurred: On
July 11, 2000, Marty Davis was kicked and stomped repeatedly at the comer
of 9th St and Martin Luther King Avenue. The victim was treated for a broken
rib, concussion and severe bruises on his back and face. A witness admitted
he kicked the victim and he saw the defendant kick the victim a couple-of
times. The witness also stated that the defendant made the victim take his
clothes off. The witness said he kicked the victim because he was told the
"cracker" tried to rob another person. The witness stated he and the defen-
dant kicked the victim because he was told that the victim confronted another
person wanting some "dope" from him. The defendant entered a written plea
of not guilty. Attorney Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Chambers, Matthew T.: Charged with discharge of a weapon on school
grounds, trespass on school grounds and loitering or prowling. According to
'the probable cause the following allegedly occurred: On July 4, 2000, an
officer was dispatched to'assist another deputy in locating two subjects who
had thrown a firecracker that exploded in close proximity to his patrol car.
The deputy stated that as he approached the subjects they fled on foot. The
deputy identified both subjects, as being personally known to him one of which

was the defendant. Later the officer was patrolling the area around Chapman
Elementary School and observed the defendant inside the school yard, behind
locked gates throw something in the direction of his patrol car that exploded
in mid-air. When the officer attempted to get the defendant to come but he fled
on foot. Arraignment continued until. September 18, 2000.

Massey, Michelle: Charged with two counts of battery on a law enforcement
officer and resisting arrest with violence. There was a jury trial on July 19,
2000 and the defendant was found guilty. She was sentenced to the Depart-
ment of Corrections (DOC) for 24 months to be followed by two years of proba-
tion to include inpatient treatment and aftercare if not completed while in
DOC, $300 in court costs, no use of alcohol or illegal substances and random
urinalysis. Steiger represented the defendant.

Arnett, Jerry: Charged with carrying a concealed firearm. The defendant en-
tered a plea of no contest and adjudication was withheld. He was sentenced to
one year of probation to include payment of $300 in court costs, one day in
jail with credit for one day served. Steiger represented the defendant.
Campbell, Michael: Charged with sexual battery with a deadly weapon, bur-
glary with assault therein, aggravated battery with a -deadly weapon and ag-
gravated assault with deadly weapon. Trial scheduled for August 24. 2000.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Cargill, William: Charged with kidnapping to facilitate felony and armed rob-
bery with firearm. The State dropped the charges. Steiger represented the

Charlton, Anders Devon: Charged with possession of cocaine with Intent to
sell and possession of cannabis. Pretrial continued until September 18. 2000.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Clark, Jennifer: Charged with battery of law enforcement officer, resisting
officer with violence and battery. Pretrial continued until September 18. 2000.
Attorney Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Croom, Derrick: Charged with sexual battery by threats reasonably believed.
Trial set for August 25. 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Dillon, Ray C.: Charged with possession of cannabis more than 20 grams.
possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of
drug paraphernalia. Pretrial continued until September 18 and trial sched-
uled for September 20. 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Dixon, Wade Odell: Charged with sexual act with child under 16. The defen-
dant entered a plea of no contest to a lesser charge of felony battery. He was
adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail to be fol-
lowed by 48 months of probation to include no use of alcohol or illegal sub-
stances, no contact with victim or family. 480 hours of community service
$300 fine and 92 days in jail with credit for 92 days served. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
Edwards, Ross Wayne: Charged with battery and aggravated battery with a
deadly weapon. Pretrial continued until October 1.6. 2000. Steiger represented
the defendant.
Estes, Fred: Charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Pretrial
continued until October 16. 2000. Pretrial continued until October 16. 2000.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Estes, Robert: Charged with kidnapping, aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon and two counts of sexual battery by threats reasonably believed. Pre-
trial continued until October 161 2000.
Gordon, James D.: Charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Pretrial continued until September 18. 2000. Steiger represented defendant.
Harris, Omarsharek: charged with resisting officer with violence, disorderly
conduct and reckless driving. Pretrial continued until October 16. 2000. Steiger
represented defendant.
Hatfield, Matt: Charged with possession of cannabis of more than 20 grams.
Case transferred to County Court. Steiger represented the defendant.
Jones, Johnny: Charged with battery of a law enforcement, resisting arrest
with violence and sexual act with a child under 16. Pretrial continued until
September 18, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Marshall, Ronald George: Charged with DUI manslaughter, three counts of
DUI with serious injury, three counts of driving with license suspended or
revoked involving death. Pretrial continued untiT October 16, 2000 and trial
scheduled for October 18 and October 19, 2000. Steiger represented the de-
Martin, Chiquetta: Charged with fraudulent use of a credit card. Pretrial
continued until October 16, 2000. Attorney Barbara Sanders represented the
McEwan, Donald Ray: Charged with possession of a controlled substance.
The State dropped the charge. Steiger represented the defendant.
Millender, Travis Dewayne: Charged with lewd and lascivious act in pres-
ence of child under 16. The State dropped the charge and the case was trans-
ferred to County Court. Steiger represented the defendant.
Moody, Mark: Charged with dealing in stolen property. Pretrial continued
until September 18, 2000 and trial scheduled for September 20. 2000. Attor-
ney Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Nowling, Patricia: Charged with four counts of possession of a controlled
substance. The State dropped the charges. Attorney Barbara Sanders repre-
sented the defendant.
Pennington, Dustin Wayne: Charged with possession of a controlled sub-
stance: Pretrial continued until October 16, 2000.
Pumphrey, James J., Jr.: Charged with sexual battery. Pretrial continued
until October 16 and trial set for October 18, 2000. Steiger represented the
Sparks, David R.: Charged with fraudulent use of credit card. The State
dropped the charges. Steiger represented the defendant.
Sponsler, Allen: Charged with escape. Pretrial continued until October 16.
2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Taunton, Gary: Charged with battery of a law enforcement officer. Pretrial
continued until October 16, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Tipton, Miriam: Charged with possession of cannabis over 20 grams. Motion
of continuance was granted and pretrial continued until September 18. 2000.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Townsend,.Rufus Eugene: Charged with sale of controlled substance. Mo-
tion for continuance granted and pretrial continued until September 18, 2000.
Steiger represented the defendant. ....
Whiddon, Paul J.: Charged with aggravated battery with great bodily harm
and fraudulent driver's license. Pretrial continued until September 18, 2000.
Wilson, Elijah: Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude, three counts
of grand theft of motor vehicle, aggravated assault on law enforcement officer.
grand theft and violation of driver's license law. Pretrial continued until Sep-
tember 18, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Fuller, Dana M.: Charged with interference with custody. Pretrial continued
until October 16. 2000. Attorney J. Gordon Shuler represented the defen-

Adkison, Stephanie D.: Charged with seven counts of uttering a forged check.
Hearing set for September 18, 2000. Attorney Barbara Sanders represented
the defendant.
Ayalla, Diana: Charged with grand theft of motor vehicle. Hearing set for
September 18, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Brackins, Samuel M.: Charged with sale of crack cocaine. Hearing set for
September 18, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Laye, Katherine: Charged with dealing in stolen property. Hearing set for
September 18, 2000. Public Defender appointed.
Matthews, Douglas: Charged with possession of a controlled substance, grand
theft auto and grand theft of a motor vehicle. Hearing set for September 18,
2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Martin, Henry Jerome: Charged with attempted burglary of a dwelling and
battery on law enforcement. Hearing set for September 18, 2000. Public De-
fender appointed.
McNally, Robert Thomas: Charging with felony fleeing or attempting to elude.
Hearing set for September 18, 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Saltus, John Kevin: Admitted to VOP. Defendant was sentenced to 94 days
in jail with credit for 94 days served and ordered to pay $250 within 30 days.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Smith, Preston Wayne: Charged with possession of a firearm on school prop-
erty. Hearing set for September 18. 2000. Steiger represented the defendant.
Vann, Michael Julian: Charged with possession of a controlled substance
and sale of a controlled substance. Hearing set for September 18, 2000. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Gordon, Wardell C.: Charged with possession of a controlled substance with
intent to deliver. Probation reinstated and defendant sentenced to 60 days in
jail with credit for 60 days served.

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The Franklin Chronicle

Southeast corner of the Raney House, in need of foundation repairs and re-painting.

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Lady Sharks Lose Opener

By Jimmy Elliott
The Taylor County Bulldogs of
Perry, FL handed the veteran Lady
Shark Volleyball team their first
defeat of the season at the very
hot and humid A.H.S. gym on
August 29.
Since the Lady Sharks train in a
heated gym, many thought it
would favor the Shark team if the
match went three games. That
would prove to be not the case.
The Bulldogs showed up with a
well conditioned defensive team.
This defense would prove good
enough for a victory. In the first
game the Bulldogs jumped out to
a four point lead on mostly Shark
mistakes. At 4-0 the Lady Sharks
won a volley to gain serve.
Then after a failed spike attempt
the serve went back to Taylor
County and the score went 5-0,
6-0, 7-0 and 8-0 before an at-
tempted spike sailed deep and
Apalach gained serve.
Following a service failure, Tay-
lor went back on offense and 9-0,
10-0. The Sharks regained serve
and scored making the score Tay-
lor 10 Shark 1, before Taylor
with back on offense 11-1, 12-1.
Apalach regained serve and
scored two points making the

score 12-3. The score of ended the
first game Taylor 15, Apalach 5
following 12 service exchanges.

Game 2
Suddenly, the Lady Sharks seem
to come to life, before a good size
crowd cheering the Sharks. The
Lady Sharks took the lead to start
the second game and played up
to the standard that the specta-
tors had expected from the vet-
eran team. There were 34 change
of serves but the Lady Sharks pre-
vailed impressively in a 15 9 win.
Game three was expected to go
the same for the Sharks, but Tay-
lor County had other plans.
The Sharks began the third and
final game of the match serving
first. The serve failed and Taylor
County took charge and made the
third game resemble the first by
getting the ball over to Apalach's
side where they could self-de-
struct. 1-0, 2-0, 3-0 went the
score. Then the Sharks scored
making the score 3-1, then 4-1
Taylor: 5-1,5-2, 6-2, 7-2, 7-3, 8-
3, 9-3, 10-3, 11-3, 11-4, 11-5, 11-
6, 12-6, 13-6, 14-6 and the lost
chance for the Lady Sharks was
a spike that sailed out of bounds
giving the Taylor County Bulldogs
a much deserved victory.

Raney House Report

Annual AAHS



The Apalachicola Area Historical
Society annual meeting was held
in Benedict Hall, Trinity Church,
Apalachicola, as a Sunday lunch,
on Sunday, 27 August. Annual
officers were reelected, and vari-
ous reports given including a pre-
view of the Ilse Newell Concert'
Series beginning this fall, and an
update on the repairs at the
Raney House.
President George Chapel reviewed
the status of the Raney House
grant recently awarded by the
Florida Dept. of State for histori-
cal renovations to the house and
museum, in the amount of
$150,00. Randolph G. Lewis, ar-
chitect of Manausa and Lewis Ar-
chitects, Inc., Tallahassee, has
been appointed architect for the
project, Chapel said. The scope of
the renovation will include the
1. Termite and other wood de-
stroying organism treatments;
2. Repair and replacement of de-
teriorated siding;
3. Scrape and repaint the entire
4. Replace window shutters;
5. Replace deteriorated rear porch
ramp, steps, railing and walk-
6. Window frame and sash repair
or replacement, reglazing original
windowpanes, as required;
7. Treat front column bases, sand
and repaint fluted columns at
front porch;
8. Repair and repaint front porch
wood flooring or remove to con-
crete block;
9. Repair and repaint fence and
10. Miscellaneous exterior build-
ing repairs. Further, additional
roof repairs will be done along
with assessments and repairs to
the foundations and floor fram-
ing including but not limited to
foundation piers, sill beam and
floor framing orjoist repairs. Re-
medial structural framing repairs
in the attic will also be completed.
Inside the house, gypboard walls
and plaster ceilings on both floors
will be repaired including water
damage, and repainting. The ad-
ditional work will also include re-
moving recessed lighting in the
upstairs bedrooms and dining
room with alternate lighting. Mis-
cellaneous additional repairs will
be included in the interior pack-
Mr. Lewis has a considerably long
list of historic preservation and
restoration projects including
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Power of Kick from Page 1
Youngblood went on the held and
delivered a 35 yard field goal that
pu tLhe Sharks up 9 0
The following kick oflf 'as re-
turned to the Blountstown 28
yard line. The Tigers offense met
still resistance rojm the Shark
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minus 13 yards from where they
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gained seven yards. but the next
two plays went for minus yards
and Kit Mashburn punted from
the Shark end zone on fourth
down and eight.
The Shark defense once again
proved very tough and the Tigers
punted on fourth dow,%n. The
punter tumbled the snap but
picked it up and punted to the
Shark 17 yard line. The first down
play went for big yardage as Shark
running back Willie McNair
sprinted down field, being forced
out of bounds at the Blountstown
Tiger 41 yard line.
The drive 'fizzled out and
Blountstown took possession.
With the Shark defense putting
up stiff resistance the Tigers
punted the ball to the Sharks with
33 seconds left before the half.
The punt was taken by Shark
Willie McNair and returned to the
Shark 40 yard line. The Sharks
got a holding penalty on first down
with 16 seconds left the Sharks
faked a pass and the quarterback
#11 Glenn Martina handed it off
to #34 Willie McNair who gained
19 yards as the first half ended
with the score 9 to 0 in favor of
the Sharks.
The Blountstown Tigers started
the second half by kicking off to
the Sharks. #22 Timmy Poloronis
took the brick off at 20 yard line
and returned it to the Shark 35,
but a clipping call had the Sharks
starting deep at their own 16 yard
line. On third down and eleven,
Willie McNair, dashed for a 12
yard gainer and a Shark first
down. From the 27 yard line full
back #44 Leon O'Neal bulled his
way through the middle and then
rushed 35 yards before a pack of
Tigers brought him down.
The Tiger defense came to life and
on fourth down and three a fake
punt failed and the Tigers had the
ball first and ten at mid-field.
.Three plays and on fourth down
the Tigers punted and Shark #34
McNair, returned it to the Shark
35 yard line.
The first down play started with a
5 yard penalty against the Sharks.
The next first down was a pass
that was intercepted at the Shark
44 yard line and was returned to
the Shark 27 yard line. First and
ten had the Tigers passing for a
12 yard gain. The Shark defense
stepped up and delivered minus
yardage on the next two plays but
. on third and 15 the Sharks were
hit with a big penalty and that
gave the Tigers a first down in-
side the Shark 10 yard line. On
first and goal #11 Glenn Martina
hit the Tiger running back in the
back field for minus five yards on
second down.
The Tigers got nothing and a third
down pass got the Tigers a plus
ten yards and forth down brought
on Blountstown field goal team.
The kick was good and the Shark
lead was cut 9 3. The Tigers
kicked short but the Sharks re-
covered at the Tiger 45 yard line.
The Sharks gather few positive
yards but a lot of penalties, 3 in a
row, on third and long, a Shark
pass was picked off and returned
to the Blountstown 46 yard line
and the third quarter ended.
The Tigers passed to start fourth
and final period with a long pass
that gathered and interference
call on the Sharks giving the Ti-
gers a first down at the Shark 39
yard line. First down gained two
yards but on second down and
eight Shark #60 Ed Griffin sacked
the Tiger quarterback for minus
eight yards. On third and long
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Franklin County Planning Office

2000 Annual Progress Report On

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On September 1, 1998, the Franklin County Board of County Com-
missioners adopted a Repetitive Loss Plan for Franklin County, Florida.
This plan reviewed the areas in the County that have suffered re-
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right across the road from "Julia Mae's"

"River Bend"-Log home on New River, with
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even a dock. Located on over 5 acres with stocked
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Audie E. Langston Licensed Real Estate Broker
Sales Associates
Janet Stoutamire 697-8648
Mike Langston 962-1170

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Serving 26 Years

(850) 984-5279
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Fax: (850) 984-5203 Mobile: 545-6877
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1532 Coastal Highway, Panacea, FL 3234


* Redi-Mix Concrete
* Septic Tank Sales/
* Pilings
* Crane Rental

2. Provide technical advice to interested parties that contact the County
to know more about flood protection and flood preparedness.
This assistance has ranged from telling people what flood zone they
are in to explaining the Flood Plain Protection Ordinance to suggest-
ing strategies for flood protection and preparedness. Tim Turner, the
Emergency Management Director, has spoken to various groups
around the County, such as the Alligator Point Taxpayers Associa-
tion, the Senior Citizens Center, schools in Apalachicola, Eastpoint
and Carrabelle, and contractors, about hurricane preparedness.
3. Continue to enforce the Franklin County Flood Plain Management
All new structures or substantial improvements to existing struc-
tures in a flood zone must have a topographical survey and an eleva-
tion certificate to prove that the structure conforms to the require-
ments of the ordinance. The surveys and elevation certificates are
filed with the building permit applications.
4. Continue to monitor and maintain the drainage system in Franklin
The Franklin County Engineering Department and the Road Depart-
ment inspect and maintain the drainage system in the County. There
were no major problems associated with the drainage system during
this year.
5. Emergency Management Office will produce public information
announcements and pamphlets about hurricanes prior to each hur-
ricane season;.
Prior to hurricane season this year Tim Turner, the Emergency Ian-
agement Director, taped several public service announcements for
play on the local radio stations. '
In cooperation with the American Red Cross, the Apalachee Regional
Planning Council, and the other counties in the region, Franklin
County produced a hurricane survival guide for distribution prior to
hurricane season. This pamphlet included a hurricane tracking chart,
a list of shelters in the region, and advice on how to prepare for a
hurricane and what to do in the event of a hurricane.

Carrabelle Port

And Airport


A regular meeting of the Author-
ity was called for August 31st at
the Franklin County Senior Citi-
zens Center, Carrabelle.
Under new business, the Board
approved Mr. Jack Yearty's re-
quest to install four pilings for a
boat lift.
The meeting began with a request
from City Attorney Doug Gaidry
to revise the agenda in order to
seat two appointees to the Board.
Carrabelle Port and Airport Au-
thority (CPAA) attorney Ann
Cowles and Doug Gaidry engaged
in a lengthy discussion concern-
ing the seating of the two appoin-
tees, and a letter attorney Cowles
had sent to the Florida Attorney
General requesting a remedy to
the controversy between the CPAA
and the City concerning the seat-
ing of the appointees. (The letter
was published in the Chronicle
issue of 1 September). The CPAA
decided to wait until the Attorney
General had acted on the Cowles
Discussion was held on property
for a final agreement on land for
the Marine Patrol, but was to be
continued at a meeting in Talla-
hassee later in September. Bond
requirements for the CPAA mem-
bers were reviewed and deter-
mined to be in order and current.
Ms. Cowles was to review a lease
package of Thompson Field. The
next CPAA meeting will be held
in late September.

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The Toyota Community Scholars
Program has also been distributed
to seniors at Apalachicola High
School. This scholarship is open
to U.S. citizens who are seniors
in high school with at least a 3.0
gpa. Students must use these
found at a four-year university or
Finally, The Prudential Spirit of
Community Award applications
have been distributed to teachers
at each grade level for distribution
to deserving students. These
awards recognize exemplary
community service and can be
submitted by schools, Girl Scout
councils, and county 4-H
Additional information on any of
these scholarship applications is
available at the Guidance Office
of Apalachicola High School.

State Bank
Apalachicola State Bank was hon-
ored recently by the Independent
Community Bankers of America
(ICBA) for its support of the com-
munity banking industry. Estab-
lished in 1897, Apalachicola State
Bank is the oldest independent
bank in the state and has main-
'tained membership in the ICBA
since 1958. The bank was hon-
,ored by the ICBA for its 42 year
membership in that organization.

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61 West Gulf Beach Dr.
Suite C
St. George Island, FL
(850) 927-2821

Property For
Every Budget

Volunteers Join The American Red

Cross Disaster Services Human

Resource System

The Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is pleased to
announce the following volunteers have completed the required train-
ing to become members of the American Red Cross Disaster Services
Human Resource, (DSHR) System. The DSHR system is designed to
serve two functions: First., to support the efforts of the local Ameri-
can Red Cross chapter with Its response to disasters and, Second, to
provide both new and veteran American Red Cross Disaster Services
Volunteers to disasters anywhere in the United States.
From Altha
Arlena Falcon Local Disaster Volunteers and Mass Care Coordina-

From Apalachicola

Betty Banta-Mass Care, Logistics and Damage Assessment Techni-
Don Banta-Mass Care, Logistics and Damage Assessment Techni-
Winona Barber-Mass Care, Logistics and Damage Assessment Tech-
SLoraine Browne-Mass Care, Logistics and Damage Assessment Tech-
James Hamilton-Mass Care, Logistics and Damage Assessment Tech-
nician Carol Roberts-Mass Care, Logistics and Damage Assessment
Bonnie Smith-Mass Care, Logistics and Damage Assessment Tech-
Tim Turner-Mass Care, Logistics and Damage Assessment Techni-
From Bristol

Debra Peddle-Logistics and Mass Care Technician
From Crawfordville
Miriam Curving-Mass Care Technician
Jane Brewer-Family Service, Mass Care and Damage Assessment
From Eastpoint
Esther Ball-Mass Care, Logistics and Damage Assessment Techni-
Sam Ball-Mass Care, Logistics and Damage Assessment Technician
From Havana
Jean Seymour-Mass Care Technician

From Hosford
Nancy Shuler-Logistics Technician
From St George Island
Robert Guris-Mass Care, Logistics and Damage Assessment Tech-
John Culbertson-Mass Care Technician
Rita Culbertson-Mass Care Technician
Jerry Butterfield-Logistics, Mass Care and Damage Assessment.Tech-
If you are interested in becoming an American Red Cross Disaster
Services Volunteer, please contact the Capital Area Chapter of the
American Red Cross in Tallahassee at '878-6080, in Apalachicola at
653-3952, in Bristol at 643-2339 and in Perry at 584-6663 or'visit
our web site at www.tallytown.com/redcross.
If you are a City, of Tallahassee, Leon County or State of Florida
employee, you can become eligible for 15 days of paid Disaster Leave
by becoming an American Red Cross Disaster Services Volunteer.

Sales and

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Long Term
?alty Rentals
George Island, Inc.

St. George Island
Long term bay front rental. Newly
refurbished. This three bedroom home with
nice open floor plan, central A/C, covered
deck as well as sun deck has an exceptional
boat dock. Sorry no pets allowed. $1,100.00
Fantastic Comner Lot
Backs up to state-protected property, which
gives you the privacy and back to nature
feeling of an exclusive estate. Drive by soon
and picture your home on this treasured
island property. Unit 4, Block 44, Lot 6 on
East Pine Street $84,500

"Island Fixer-Upper"
What a great opportunity to have your very own island
getaway or investment property. This two bedroom
two bath home is on a pretty treed lot in a nice quiet
area of St. George Island, just short walk to our prized
Apalachicola Bay. Price at only $89,500 best to see it

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6 Hickory Avenue
Crawfordville, Florida 32327

Phone: [850] 926-9444


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The Guidance Office of
Apalachicola High School is proud
to announce that Celeste Elliott
and Royce Rolstad have been
selected as the nominees from
A.H.S. for recognition in the
Wendy's High School Heisman
Award. This scholarship is based
on athletics, academics and
Additionally, nomination packets
have been distributed to class and
student government officers for
completion. Those juniors and
seniors who hold elected offices
and who have maintained a grade
point average are eligible for
participation in the United States
Youth Senate program. Only two
students from Florida will be
selected for this honor and the
accompanying $2,000 scholarship.
Furthermore, senior students
who have maintained a
cumulative grade point average of
3.0 and who are leaders in the
school and community should
have received from the Guidance
Office an application for the Coca-
Cola Scholars Foundation
Foundation Scholarship. This
year's awards total $1.8 million.

r Coastal Trailer

& Hitch 0
Sales & Service
Medart, FL
Across from Medart Elementary


All Types Of Trailers
We also sell parts
We make Axles
Road service available

Rolls & S.M. Trailers
Used Trailers
Hours: 8:30 6:00 M-F
9:00 3:00 Saturday

= Ti Gift Certificates Party Trays Fri
Gift Baskets Choice Beef Fre:
SPoultry Fresh Seafood (in seas(
*^ We specialize in choice
Custom Cut Meats with a Mon. St
9 a,m. 6:31
Cold Cut Department. Sunda
Fresh Produce Groceries noon 6:3C
Beer and Wine
Pine Street Mini Complex 2nd and Pine East
St. George Island, Florida 850-927-2808


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Library from Page 1

While the new library is under
construction, plans are for the
contents of the present library to
be moved to a building on Marine
Street in Carrabelle. The old
building will be taken down and
work will be started on the new
plans. The Carrabelle Branch of
the Franklin County Public Li-
brary will continue to function in
the building on Marine Street,
until the new library is completed.

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Second Circuit Court from Page 5
Hammond, William: Charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The defendant admitted to VOP and was sentenced to 36 months probation to
include 18 months in Phoenix House in Ocala, Florida and aftercare. 720
hours of community service, 480 days injail with credit for time served. Attor-
ney Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Keith, David Brian: Charged with aggravated battery. VOP dismissed. Attor-
ney Edward S. Stafman represented the defendant.
Lowery, Clarence: Charged with two counts of dealing in stolen property and
cultivation of cannabis. Hearing set for September 18, 2000. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
Miller, Brian: Charged with grand theft third degree and burglary of a convey-
ance. VOP dismissed. Steiger represented the defendant.
Richards, Rodney Jefferson: Charged with driving while license suspended/
felony. The defendant admitted VOP. Probation extended until November 2001
to include 22 months in Wakulla County Bed program when bed available at
inpatient bed program. He was sentenced to 323 days in jail with credit for
time served.
Sanders, Harold Wayne: Charged with arson of a structure. The defendant
admitted VOP and was sentenced to DOC for 60 months. Steiger represented
the defendant.
Tejeda, TJ: Charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding a police officer and
two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. The defendant
admitted to VOP and was sentenced to DOC for 17 1/2 months. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.

Coman, Michael: Restitution hearing. Charged with aggravated battery with
great bodily harm. Defendant ordered to pay $7,574.95 to Justin Wilson.
Estes, Robert C.: Motion for pretrial release or reasonable bail. Bond set at
$100,000. When released the defendant is to have not contact with the victim
and not used alcohol or illegal substances-. Steiger represented the defen-
Croom, Derrick: Motion to suppress denied.

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201 E. Gulf Beach Drive
St. George Island, FL 32328

Adult Sunday School 8:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 9:30 a.m.
Children's Sunday School
And Nursery during Morning
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.

Phone: 927-2088
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State Senate District 3
Boone 15.8 17 28 .62 156 -44- ? '. 677
J. Boyd 4-32 23 127 265 368 196 :33 2941 2028
Fenn 23 5 1.3 18 5 14 12 1' 107
Lawson 179 22 310 1016 187 36 '9 11r' 12 1118
House of Representatives District 10
Dove 64 8 41 42 33 12 42 40 32 314
Hankerson 40 0 171 21 34 3 11 24 39 343
Johnston 22 5 16 7 17 2 11 12 4 96
Kendrick 502 40 150 231 544 154 105 276 329 2331
Lander 14 1 6 3 17 2 3 9 16 71
McLaughlin 84 8 39 78 62 6 11 70 57 415
Ogden 20 6 11 23 26 3 19 13 23 144
County Clerk of Court
Crum 308 41 113 138 258 88 136 144 165 1391
WE-de 559 61 396 370 579 158 199 381 442 3144
Franklin County Sheriff
Osburn 48 3 64 108 51 14 15 119 61 483
Shiver 322 16 104 59 248 50 60 64 130 1053
Taylor 46 12 51 33 79 19 41 26 38 345
Varnes 404 36 271 255 379 104 119 298 303 2169
Property Appraiser
Pendleton 597 81 315 387 507 153 248 313 473 3073
Teat 257 15 186 118 303 79 78 204 117 1357
County Commissioner District 1
Creamer 333 50 63 446
Latham 110 276 77 463
Page 141 18 14 173
County Commissioner District 3
Tolliver 157 29 186
Williams 353 42 395
County Commissioner District 5
Lycett 37 130 19 186
McKinney 51 12 3 66
Mock 27 137 36 200
Pate 14 1 0 15
Putnal 156 353 60 569
School Board District 1
Pennycuff 151 27 20 198
Roehr 122 88 47 257
Thompson 227 87 50 364

Timmons 74 133 34 241
School Board District 2
Hinton 31 48 82 188
Jackson 35 69 90 ?4 228
Litton 20 -47 13 117
Massey 20 4 6 ,2 3 121
School Board District 3
Croom 94 11 105
Davis 137 18 155
Martin 28; -9 337
School Board District 5
Marshall 69 237 26 332
McKnight. 132. 240 64 436
Messer 83 140 26 249
Franklin County Sheriff
Carlson 18 19 6 28 29 21 54 2 22 199
Evans 18 7 4 5 18 13 26 3 24 178
Republican State Committee Woman
Estes 27 28 5 < 31 44 30 64 3 44 276
Pooser 16 3 5 7 15 10 28 3 12 99

WMS Rate Hearings from
Page 1
through the completion of the
project in March 2003. For Phase
2, the projected capital expense
is currently $5,087,364, which
would represent a rate increase
of 96.78 percent over Phase I.
Phase 3-would become effective
six months after the' actual
in-service date of the project in
2003, and would reflect the ac-
tual capital costs incurred, as well
as the effect of any refinancing
and the actual cost of debt.
The customer meeting on Septem-
ber 12 at the Franklin County
Courthouse, was to hear and re-
spond to customer testimony on
quality of service, rate structure
and other comments on the pro-
posed rate increase.
PSC staff is scheduled to file a
recommendation to the Commis-
sion on October 26, 2000, and the
Commission vote on this matter
is scheduled' for November 7,
The Moderator for the hearing was
Marshall W. Willis, CPA, Chief of
Rate Cases, Division of Economic
Regulation, Florida Public Service
Commission. Speakers of the
evening hearing were: Bob
Harper, President of SGI Civic
Club, representing 750 home-
owners and representing the "eco-
nomic; political, and environmen-
tal voice of the Island," as he
stated. He questioned the fi-
nances involved in the WMS
project and said the homeowners
expected "proper service at proper
costs." Hex also requested "open
bid sessions," and stated that the
homeowners believe "the rate in-
crease request is premature."
The second speaker was Frank
Latham, who said that "Fire flow
protection should be brought be-
fore the Franklin County Board
of Commissioners." The whole is-
sue should be addressed now. He
felt the rate should be different for
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however, the Tigers came up with
a trick play that fooled the Sharks
and a halfback pass scored a
touchdown for Blountstown. Now
the two point conversion that
failed for the Sharks early in the
game loomed big.
The Tigers kicking team went out
unorganized and the Shark team
used their last time out. The kick
was good and the Tigers took the
lead 10 to 9 with eight minutes
left in the game.
The following kick off was re-
turned to the Shark 44 yard line,
but a fumble and penalties hurt
the Shark's chances and on
fourth down #33 Kit Mashburn
To make sure of no fumbles the
Tigers had no one back to receive
the punt and Mashburn sent a
boomer that was downed on the
Tiger 13 yard line. The defense
held and Blountstown punted to
the Sharks.
Two plays later inside the 10 yard
line quarterback Glenn Martina
spiked the ball to stop the clock
at 21 seconds remaining.
Kicker Adam Youngblood came on
the field to try and regain the lead.
The ball barely made it off the
launching pad as Tigers broke
through the Shark offensive line,
but into the night it rose. The
Shark fans roared with excite-
ment when the officials threw
their hands up indicating the kick
was good. Fourteen seconds were
remaining on clock and the Shark
kick off went into the end zone for
a touch back.
From the twenty the Tigers
launched the air attack which
nearly went for a touchdown but
fail incomplete. On third down
and six seconds remaining the
third pass failed as the Sharks
celebrated a hard fought victory.
The final score was 12-10, in fa-
vor of the Sharks.

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New Doctor At


Medical Center

Wakulla Medical Center has been
a part of Wakulla County since
1991. Wakulla Medical Clinic
serves Medicare, Medicaid, Pri-
vate Insurance patients and offers
a Sliding Fee Program for quali-
fied patients. The center is located
in Panacea at the Panacea Plaza.
The new doctor at Wakulla Medi-
cal Center is Eugene
Charbonneau, D.O. (Dr. Gene).
Dr. Gene is originally from
Sarasota County in Southwest
Florida. He started college at
Manatee Community College in
Venice, Florida and graduated
from the University of South
Florida in Tampa with a Degree
in Biology. He then went on to
Southeastern College of Medicine
in Miami. Dr. Gene did his resi-
dency at University Community
Hospital in Tampa, Florida.
While putting himself through
school, Dr. Gene worked at a va-
riety of different jobs. These in-
cluded mosquito control worker,
newspaper carrier, bridge tender
and truck driver. He still proudly
holds his Commercial Driver's Li-'
cense and occasionally drives for
his brother's trucking company.
Dr. Gene and his wife Kathy have
been married for nine years. They
both really love Wakulla County
and say, "after five years in Tampa
the slower life style and friendly
people are a nice change; we hope
to make this our permanent
Dr. Gene has really taken to his
new office, his staff and patients.
"They are really great people, they
are the kind of folks I enjoy being
around and knowing. I hope to
become a friend as well as the
Doctor." Dr. Charbonneau looks
forward to becoming a part of
Panacea and Wakulla County.

WMS Rate Hearings
from Page 9
those who use more water." The
feeling that there was not ad-
equate fire protection on the is-
land was an important issue.
Third speaker was Steven Wright,
who said that if Gene Browne
"doesn't have the money to cover
it (the project). he is in the wrong
Bob Guyon was the fourth
speaker and was in favor of
"an alternative solution to a rate
Jay Abbott, fire chief on the is-
land, said that the fire protection
flow of water on the island was
inadequate; and some fire hy-
drants were not hooked up. "We
need to take care of this situation
now," he said.
Gary Loo was the sixth speaker.
He said he was a Civil Engineer
in Florida and California and was
upset that "future builders on SGI
will pay nothing. We will pay all
the costs now." He said he' had
some "serious reservations, and
we need full fire flow protection
now." He suggested another hear-
ing, saying the present custom-
ers should "not pay for custom-
ers 30 years from now."
Pam Vest said, "What we have
here is a monopoly. We 'need to
spread the cost over a longer pe-
riod of time and larger number of
Attorney Barbara Sanders said:
"Anything that Gene Browne
wants is probably not good for
anybody but Gene." She asked the
PSC to remember "your Watch
Dog Service for customers."
Steven Rash said that PSC should
"not just throw costs on to the
current customers."
He said, "When the pipe line is
built, I would like to see somebody
other than WMS be responsible
for the process of bids."

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needed for coastal cleanup on St.
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Cleanup is scheduled for Satur-
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culture of America's lighthouses.
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Saturday, September 23 St.
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Florida. Community Seagrass
Monitoring Program. 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. (rain date: Sunday, Septem-
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seagrass monitoring program on
Saturday, Sept. 23. Participants
should wear a bathing suit, wad-
ing shoes, and bring snorkeling
gear, including a weight belt, if
they own one. Volunteers should
also pack a lunch and brings lots
of water to drink as they will be
out in the bay for several hours.
The areas being sampled on Sat-
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Grand Lagoon, three sites near
Shell Island and three sites near
Tyndall Air Force Base. For more
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October 8 12-Seafood Tech-
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Key. There will be a special ses-
sion on post-harvest treatments
for oysters at this conference.
Contact Bill Mahan, Franklin
County Extension Program, (850)
October 14 Annual Yard Sale
- St. George Island United Meth-
odist Church. Billy and Sheila
Isaacs, Chairpersons, 927-3807.
October 23 25-Eleventh An-
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Tom Lockridge said, "we need to
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of the island." He also said that
every business needs to think
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of time."
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company makes an investment,
not the customers. He was sur-
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short time."
Jim Butler said "the rate hike is
unfair." Several said that every-
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"not a millionaire and can't afford
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