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Volume 10, Number 12 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER June 15 28, 2001

Two Franklin Pr

Florida Forever
Committee member Mrs. Joyce
Estes announced at.the last meet-
ing of the Board of County Com-
missioners (Tuesday, June 5th)
that two Franklin County projects
were selected for the funding list
from the five year work plan and
the Northwest Florida Water Man-
agement District (NWFWMD). The
plan is part of the legislative-
passed Florida Forever Act which
continued the state's long term
commitment to environmental
land acquisition, restoration of
degraded natural areas and pro-
vision of high-quality outdoor rec-
reation opportunities. Specifically
nominated for funding are (1) the
Apalachicola River Environmen-
tal Restoration and (2) the East
Bay-Tates Hell Swamp Restora-
tion. Of the recommended
$3,590,000 available to the
NWFWMD, $890,000 would go to
the two projects identified above.
In regard to the Apalachicola River
Restoration, extensive sedimenta-
tion and shoaling of sloughs and
tributaries to the river nave se-
verely impaired hydrologic func-
tion and habitat values. Restora-
tion of impacted areas along the
Apalachicola is a high priority for
the State of Florida. This project
would address ongoing and his-
toric problems associated with
three of the larger
slough-tributary sites in need of
restoration. Hydrologic restora-
tion of the sites would provide
substantial increases in backwa-
.ter fish habitat, improve
aquatic-floodplain habitat and
expand and enhance recreational
opportunities. Project partners
include the NWWMD, the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP), Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion and the United States Army
Corps of Engirneers-Mobile
In East Bay and Tates Hell
Swamp, the recommended funds
would help to restore the natural
wetlands in ways that previously
caused undesirable water quality
and aquatic habitat impacts

Bishop Appoints

New Pastor

The Reverend Timothy Whitaker,
Bishop of the Florida Conference
of The United Methodist Church,
appointed The Reverend James
Trainer as Pastor of St George Is-
land United Methodist Church.
Trainer's first Sunday will be
Father's Day, June 17. Trainer,
along with his wife, Wanda, and
one daughter, Caitlin, are pleased
to be making their way to the sun-
shine state froi their present
pastoral assignment in New York.
James Trainer is in his eighteenth
year of pastoral ministry having
served churches in Ohio, Arizona
and New York. In the article He
Became God's Executive, Author
Bill Feebeck, calls Trainer's
preaching "refreshingly unpre-
dictable as he dusts off the famil-
iar building blocks of God's Word
and animates them for all to see
in clarity and vibrancy."
Accompanying Pastor Trainer on
his inaugural Sunday at the St.
George Island United Methodist
Church will be his brother, Ed
Trainer, Founder and President of
International Fishing Ministries
based in British Columbia,
Canada. As accomplished vocal-
ists, the two brothers, Ed and
James Trainer, will be singing a
duet at this special worship ser-
vice. Sunday worship begins at
9:30 a.m. at St. George Island
United Methodist Church, located
at 201 E. Gulf Beach Drive.

Apalachicola Bay

Chamber Selects

New Board
The Apalachicola Bay Chamber of
Commerce elected its new board
for the 2001-2002 fiscal year. New
to the board are Mark Friedman
with Mark Friedman, CPA, and
Susan Gary owner of The Owl
Cafe. Continuing on for another
term will be: Michael Shuler, Beth
Moseley, Mason Bean, Kristin
Anderson, Curt Blair, John
Crooms, Jerry Hall, Bill Hess, Sue
Latham, Steve Rash, Mark
Browne, Gibby Conrad, Susan
Bickel, Paula Luberto, Chuck
Marks and Jerry Thompson.
Thomas Michael Shuler was cho-
sen as President for the third year.
Beth Moseley was reelected
Vice-President, Mason Bean will
serve as Secretary and Jerry Hall
will be Treasurer.

ejects Make It To

Funding List
downstream. The Florida Forever
funding would expand hydrologic
restoration to portions of Tates
Hell Swamp in the East Bay and
Carrabelle River basins. These
include work in four general ar-
eas including portions of Whiskey
George and Sumatra tracts, High
Bluff and Trout Creek tracts,
Deep Creek and Quinn tracts as
well as Picketts Bay and juniper
Creek tracts. Restoration activi-
ties would utilize technique simi-
lar to those developed for earlier
demonstration projects, with the
expected result in re-establishing
natural hydroperiods over 15-20
percent of the historic wetlands,
about 20,000 acres. The restored
hydrologic regime, combined with
prescribed burning and related
management practices, would
promote the recovery of natural
wetland plant communities; most
notably wet savanna and dwarf
In related action, Apalachicola
Bay Urban Stormwater Treatment
Facilities are recommended for
$250,000 to $350,000.
Identification of a specific project
in the Florida Forever Work Plan,
as identified above, is only the
beginning of an implementation
process. A number of additional
steps must be taken before
Florida Forever funds are released
to complete the project. Every
project implemented with Florida
Forever funds will require further
formal approval from the
District's governing board and the
Board will receive updates on the
status of various projects. The list
of proposed projects within the
Work Plan shall indicate the rela-
tive rank of each project within
the water management district.
The two Franklin based projects
identified above occupy the first
two positions on the list.
Work Plans were submitted June
1st to the President of the Sen-
ate, Speaker of the House of Rep-
resentatives and Secretary of the
DEP. By January 1st, the water
management districts are to re-
port of acquisitions and status of
their five-year work plans.



Will S. Kendrick
Representative Will S. Kendrick
was hospitalized Wednesday
night, June 6, at Tallahassee Me-
morial Hospital with what was
believed to have been circulatory
or cardiac concerns. After exten-
sive testing doctors have deter-
mined the problem is not cardiac.
The condition has been deter-
mined to be gastro intestinal.
Representative Kendrick is in
good condition and was released
Monday, June 11. He and his
family are very appreciative of the
people who have called and ex-
pressed concern for his speedy
recovery. He looks forward to re-
suming his legislative duties.

Kendrick Named

"2001 Freshman of

the Year"
On June 27th, Representative Will
Kendrick (Carrabelle) will be pre-
sented the "2001 Freshman of the
Year" award from the Florida As-
sociation of Counties at their an-
nual conference in Jacksonville.
Florida Association of Counties
President Karen Marcus stated in
a letter to Kendrick, "As a legisla-
tor who has distinguished himself
by demonstrating a strong com-
mitment to address important is-
sues for counties, we are honored
to give you this award. Your dedi-
cation to improve and maintain a
high quality of life for all Florid-
ians and your support for the
county perspective during de-
bates are especially recognized."
Kendrick who represents all or
portions of ten counties, under-
stands the concerns and needs
local government must provide.
"Local government is closest to
the people and is the level of gov-
ernment where most people have
interaction with their elected offi-
cials, "explained Kendrick.
Kendrick represents rural coun-
ties such as Dixie, Franklin,
Gilchrist, Jefferson, Levy, Taylor
and Wakulla as well as some ru-
ral communities in Alachua,
Marion and Leon Counties.

Inside This Issue
12 Pages

Franklin Briefs ........... 2
Carrabelle City........... 2
Editorial & Commentary
.................................. 3
Franklin History, Part IV
.............................. 6,7
Dixie Theatre............. 7
FCAN ........................ 8
Second Circuit Court .. 8
Education ................. 10
Fishing Industry....... 11
Library News............ 11
Bookshop ............... 12

Local Literacy



National Grant
The Franklin County Public Li-
brary is pleased to announce that
it has been awarded a $2,550
grant from the Laubach Literacy
National Book Scholarship Fund
(NBSF). The grant will be used to
purchase New Readers Press
books and instructional materi-
als for the library's family literacy
program and a traveling library
The Franklin County Public Li-
brary is located in a rural fishing
community in the Florida Pan-
handle that has the highest illit-
eracy rates in the state and na-
tion. This year, a summer out-
reach program will be launched
that will make books-and. other
educational materials accessible
to families through local health
departments, social services
agencies, churches, fish houses,
and laundromats. Families will
also use the NBSF materials in
group activities at the library and
be able to check them out for use
at home.
Since 1995, Laubach Literacy's
National Book Scholarship Fundo
has awarded more than $1 mil-
lion dollars' worth of New Read-
ers Press books and educational
materials to more than 500 quali-
fied literacy organizations. NBSF
grants are awarded to family lit-
eracy, English as a Second Lan-
guage, and adult basic educa-
tional programs. To qualify for a
grant, programs must obtain
funding, for up to twenty percent
of the amount requested, specify
the need and proposed use for the
materials, and agree to provide a
follow-up written report. Last
year, more than $225,625 worth
of in-kind grants was awarded to
96 programs. NBSF grants are
made possible through donations
from foundations, institutions,
and individuals nationwide.
Laubach Literacy is a nonprofit
educational corporation dedicated
to helping adults acquire the lis-
tening, speaking, reading, writing,
mathematics, technical, and
problem-solving skills they need
to improve their lives. Adults who
want free, confidential tutoring
services or who want to volunteer
should call Laubach's toll-free
number (888) 528-2224. Founded
in 1955 by literacy pioneer Dr.
Frank C. Laubach, the organiza-
tion has 1,100 member programs
throughout the United States and
70 partner programs in 39 devel-
oping countries in Asia, Africa, the
Middle East and Latin America.
Its U.S. publishing division, New
Readers Press, produces and dis-
tributes 500 titles of adult edu-
cational materials to 46,000 lit-
eracy organizations, schools, li-
braries, and other institutions
across the country.

Shoreline Erosion

Major Discussion

At APTA Meeting

By Rene Topping
The erosion of the shoreline at
Alligator Point was the major con-
cern at the Alligator Point Taxpay-
ers June 9 meeting held at the
Alligator Point Volunteer
Firehouse. It was rated to be an
emergency measure by Franklin
County Commissioner Cheryl
Sanders who said that the county
had to send workmen to stabilize
and shore up the road in front of
the KOA R.V. Campground as the
road was crumbling in.
There was a great deal of discus-
sion on the public hearing held
on the 7th of June on the study
made by Pebble and Rish in con-
nection with the Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP)
on the erosion problem at the
Bunky Atkinson, who is president
ofAPTA, was so disturbed by what
she heard at the meeting that she
read aloud the following letter she
had sent to the Governor, State
Senator Al Lawson, State Repre-
sentative Will Kendrick and the
entire Franklin County Board of
Commissioners in relation to the
State taking back C370. (The let-
ter is published in full on the edi-
torial page).
Atkinson said that she had been
at the meeting many years ago
when the State of Florida gave a
small amount of money to each
county and then required the
counties to maintain their own
county roads from that day for-
ward. She said, "I knew then that
it was going to be impossible for
Franklin County to maintain 370
A .d I have-not changed my mind
,on that."
She suggested that the Governor
has just approved the Bald Point
State Park and she feels the road
is essential.
Atkinson said that much of what
was in the report Pebble and Rish
contained many pages of studies
and surveys and other correspon-
dence all a part of many of the
old studies that were filled with
costly solutions that never came
to fruition that have been made
over many years.
County Commissioner Cheryl
Sanders asked the members what
they would like to have her pur-
sue. She said that she did not
believe that the meeting on June
5 was a workshop, as not all pos-
sibilities were included.
A new idea, in the nature of a
natural solution in the form of the
Sand Web, where nets collect the
sand and naturally restore the,
beaches, was not included in the
engineer's study.
Bill Kimbrew said that to him the
Sand Web solution was viable and
would nurture the beach. Joanne
Diebel said, "I was shocked when
one of the options was to do
It was stated that there were other
companies than Parker who are
doing the Sand Web process, One
is owned by Charles Benadict who
has a property on Dog Island.
Roy Duverger said that he apolo-
gized to Sanders that she had to
suffer Colin calling her "A good old
cracker girl." Sanders responded
that she talks plain.
The members felt that all compa-
nies should be asked to come to
present their approaches to the
erosion problem, including all of
the companies in the Sand Web

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Alligator Point

Erosion Workshop

Presents Findings

Of Feasibility Study

On Tuesday afternoon, June 5th, Coastal Tech and consulting engi-
neers Preble-Rish, Inc. presented their findings before the Board of
Franklin County Commissioners and the public, in Apalachicola. The
study, entitled "Hurricane Evacuation Route and Beach Management,
Alligator Point-Bald Point Feasibility and Design Study" was produced
for the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners, the Florida
Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) at the cost of $170,000.
The goal of the investigation, according to the Executive Summary in
the several hundred page document, was to evaluate alternative de-
signs to provide solutions (1) to improve the stability of Alligator Point;,
(2) to provide an adequate level of protection to the most vulnerable
sections of CR-370 (County Road); (3) to provide a blueprint for beach
management; and (4) to provide guidance to implement whatever al-
ternatives would be selected for the County Commissioners.
The investigation sought to document the severity of the erosion, con-
duct a risk (vulnerability) assessment and a public beach inventory,
evaluate and prepare alternative designs, present long-term funding
options, identify potential Borrow Areas and provide recommenda-
tions to the County Commissioners about how to implement what-
ever design was chosen. Normally, in a workshop, no formal deci-
sions are made and this was the case in this workshop.
The following article is a distillation of several hundred pages of
the Feasibility Study. Obviously, in such a truncated space, only
the highlights of the study were reported. Undoubtedly there are
many, many details of particular importance to special recom-
mendations that could not be included here. The Chronicle's aim
in this report is to outline an overview of the study citing the
major issues involved with the view of providing a better sense of
the scope of the problem, and possible alternatives to minimize
the damaging beach erosion. The report itself is incomplete. In
the section labeled "9.0" Recommendations, the report authors
wrote: "It is anticipated thiss report could be finalized within 4
weeks after the Workshop depending on the level and number of
revisions. The final report will also include following of the "lo-
cally" preferred optionss:
a) refined conceptual design drawings;
b) an updated opinion of probable costs; and
c) an assessment of potential funding options.
So, there is more to come in the next month including a final list
of recommendations.

The meeting room was packed, mostly with residents from Alligator
The eastern shoreline of Franklin County includes the St. James Is-
land peninsula commonly known as Alligator Point, bordered by Alli-
gator Harbor Entrance and the Ochlockonee Bay entrance. Of the
approximately 9.3 miles of shoreline along Alligator Point, about 4.1
miles have been designated as "eroding" by the DEP. The gulf-front
shoreline of Alligator Point is a mix of developed and undeveloped
single-family structures. Conservation and recreational lands include
the John Phipps Nature Preserve (western end) and the Bald Point
State Park (northeast end).
The shoreline and volume change rates along the St. James Island
appear to be principally influenced by long-term erosion in the vicin-
ity of county road 370 and storm events and limited natural recovery
between those storms.
In the vicinity of the 370 revetment, the shoreline has experienced
long-term shoreline erosion of about 3.7 feet per year between 1858
and 1974. The report concluded that erosion appeared to have slowed
due to the construction of coastal armoring structures, but the adja-
cent shoreline to the east and the west of the revetment has contin-

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The Franklin Chronicle



5 June 2001
Commissioners Present: Chairper-
son Eddie Creamer Commissioner
Clarence Williams, Commissioner
Bevin Putnal, Commissioner
Cheryl Sanders; Absent: Commis-
sioner Jimmy Mosconis
Commissioner made a correction
to the minutes and the Board ap-
proved the change.

Superintendent of Public
Hubert Chipman asked the Board
for permission to raise the salary
of a retiring mechanic by $5000
for the last six months "...like (we)
did for the last three employees."
Commissioner Sanders said she
did not have a problem with that
recalling that the Board set the
policy earlier. The Board approved
the salary increase.
Commissioner Sanders men-
tioned to County Planner Alan
Pierce about the potential wash-
out of the Alligator Point road. Mr.
Pierce said the matter would be
more fully discussed at the work-
shop that afternoon when the ero-
sion study results would be pre-

County Extension Director
Bill Mahan announced that the
Extension Program completed the
Eighth Annual 4-H/FDOT Seat
Belt Safety Program, the Seventh
Annual 4-H/Tropicana Public
Speaking Program and the second
year of the 4-H Food Nutrition
Program and Butterfly Develop-
ment Program. Five youth from
Franklin County will be attend-
ing County Camp at Camp
Timpoochee the week of June
The first workshop on clam
aquaculture drew 50 persons at
their meeting on May 31st. The
second workshop will be held on
Monday, 6-8 p.m. at the Franklin
County Senior Citizen Center in
Carrabelle. Aquaculture leases
will be accepted for processing on
June 18th.
In response to a question from
Commissioner Sanders, Mr.
Mahan indicated that more work-
shops about clam aquaculture
would likely be presented in late
fall or early spring (2002).

Solid Waste Director
Don Wilson told Van Johnson,
solid waste director, he would be
willing to donate scallop shells for
a driveway to a local park. The
Board approved.

Marcia Hilty and

Guardian Ad Litem
Marcia Hilty and Barbara Crosier
appeared before the Board to ex-
plain their program of paid vol-
unteers in various counties.
Franklin County would have spe-
cific case workers working for
Franklin County families, involv-
ing Franklin County children.
Commissioner Putnal explained
to the representatives that the
Board cannot fund the program
until the annual budgets are re-
viewed. The ladies requested a
"letter of support" for the program
helping abused children and the
funding would not be needed un-
til October.
Department Of
The Department of Transporta-
tion will begin taking bids on re-
pair of three segments of Highway
98. The plans include repair of the
road from Bayshore Drive to High-
way 65; 385 to County Road 384,
and a section from 319 to the
Ochlockonee Bay bridge. Eliza-
beth Birriel of the Department of
Transportation announced that
VMS Inc. was awarded a contract
to maintain and improve road-
ways in Wakulla, Jefferson, Gulf,
Liberty and Franklin counties.
This will be their second contract
with Florida as a private firm per-
forming maintenance work on the
state's highways.
The "VMS approach" is to subcon-
tract parts of their maintenance
agreement with the State to local
companies, creating new oppor-
tunities for contractors bidding on
services such as pavement main-
tenance, bridge repairs, grass
mowing and landscaping, sign

repairs and litter Iemoval. This
arrangement allows the state to
avoid the burden of administer-
ing hundreds of small contracts
and the risk of cost overruns.
Anyone wishing to be advised of
bid solicitations may call the VMS
Corporate Office at
1-888-547-4404. Interested par-
ties may also contact Doug
Aarons, project engineer, in
Monticello, Florida at
850-997-5000 (Monticello).

Franklin County Sheriffs
Link McWhinnie, Finance Officer
for the Franklin County Sheriff,
recommended that the sheriffs
budget be raised to reflect the
money received from three grants
for the current year, and a delayed
reimbursement from the
1999-2000 Narcotic Task Force
Grant, all totaling $138,874.55.
The Board approved the recom-

Director of Administrative
Alan Pierce introduced Dog
Delano, vice-president for St.
Joe-Arvida as the new contact
person for Franklin County Af-
An individual in Lanark Village
has complained that the county
is allowing a business in a resi-
dential area by allowing the am-
bulance service to use one of the
Lanark Village apartments as a
staging area. Mr. Pierce told the
complainant that he did not think
the Board would object to this but
he would bring it before the
Board. No action was taken on the
complaint by the Board of County
The Board of County Commis-
sioners approved the proposal to
add Lake Morality to the list for a
paving project.
The Board approved three well
sites at the Apalachicola Airport
as recommended by the Airport
Advisory Committee. Easements
for the wells were also approved
for transmission mains from the
wells to a central pumping

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Joyce Esees

I Barbara Crosier

Joyce Estes announced Florida
Funding recommendations for
two Franklin County related
projects, the subject of a separate
story in this issue.
Profunda has gated the Buck Sid-
ing Road that has traditionally
been used as a by-pass when a
hurricane has cut US 98 between
Eastpoint and Carrabelle. The
Profundis representative, Mr.
Elvis Cook, said the company will
be glad to allow the public to use
the road in an emergency so long
as the Board creates a
"hold-harmless agreement" for
Profundis. The Board approved,
directing the county attorney to
write the agreement for signature.
Mr. Pierce also advised the Board
that the Division of Forestry is
now working to stabilize North
Road, and if direct access can be
made across the Carrabelle air-
port, then the Buck Siding Road
would not have to be used. The
Division of Forestry is purchas-
ing $20,000 worth of limerock to
stabilize several roads, including
North Road. The Chronicle has
learned that Forest Highway 13,
north of Carrabelle, will also be
limerocked from 67 through
Tate's Hell to state 65 to the west.
Mr. Pierce also reported that a
bridge over highway 67 in Liberty
County at Yellow Creek has been
condemned. However, press re-
t ports indicate that the bridge is
open for one-lane light traffic (no
Bevin Putnal reported that some
of his constituents complained to
him about increases in CATV
rates. "I don't understand. Where
are they (Cablevision) going to
stop?", he exclaimed. Commis-
sioner Putnal asked the County
Attorney, "Is there anything we

can do about that?" Discussion
on content and cable rates fol-
lowed among the Commissioners
and Mr. Pierce. The Board ap-
proved having the County Attor-
ney look into the county's legal
position on cable TV.
Mr. Pierce provided the Board a
copy of a quitclaim deed executed
by the St. Joe Corporation for one
lot in Carrabelle that the county
will use as a recycling area. The
Board signed the deed and voted
to pay the recording fees, and to
send St. Joe Company a letter of
appreciation for the land.
The Board approved an interlocal
agreement between Apalachicola
and Franklin County about the
cooperative arrangement of the
County applying for a grant for
work to be done on city property.
In the agreement, the City agrees
to maintain and assume all liabil-
ity for the work done at the Bat-
tery Park Marina and the County
will simply act as applicant for the
grant. The City would provide
matching funds.
Mr. Pierce gave the Board a copy
of the Department of Environmen-
tal Protection (DEP) extension of
six months till January 31, 2002,
to complete the St. George Island
Park project.
The Board was also presented a
copy of the DEP Notice of Intent
to issue Wetland Resource Permit
for the St. James Bay Develop-
ment. Issuance of this wetland
resource permit also constitutes
a finding of consistency with
Florida's Coastal Zone Manage-
ment Program, as required by
Section 307 of the Coastal Man-
agement Act.
Mr. Pierce reported to the Board
about a meeting among Commis-
sioner Creamer, Pierce, Terry'
Jangula of the Army Corps of
Engineers and Kent Edwards,
DEP, on the subject of the East-
point Channel and a proposed
open water disposal site. The idea
is to provide disposal along the
Eastpoint breakwater, or allow
disposal along the shore between
4th street and 10th street. "They
need proof that there is no upland
disposal site available," Pierce
said. The estimated cost of a dike
system for a 20-acre site would
be $100,000, and the property
owners might have to pay for the
right to have spoil placed on their
private property. There is not
likely to be many owners coming
forward asking for spoil to be de-
posited. The Phipps Corporation
as already said "No, Thank you"
to the proposal. The county would
also face a large bill to pay for a
revetment to hold the spoil in
place once it is pumped on the
shore. There is a possibility that
Congress might fund the project
through the Corps of Engineers.
Mr, Pierce said he is still looking-
for agn,upland disposal site. No
action was taken.
Federal Emergency Management
Agency will conduct a briefing on
June 26 at 10 a.m., in the County
Board Room, talking about the
proposed changes to the county
flood maps.

Mr. Pierce also reported to the
Board that he wrote a limited re-
sponse to the DEP regarding the
Coastal Impact Assistance Pro-
gram (CLAP) funds. The identified
amount is $106,415. The planner
wrote that the Board of Franklin
County Commissioners intended
to direct all of the CIAP funds to-
wards the long term recovery and
shoreline stabilization of Alligator
Point. He referred to the jointly
funded erosion control study of
Alligator Point. 'Whichever option
the Board selects, the shoreline
will be protected consistent with,
state guidelines, and further, the
Board's use of CIAP funds for this
project will promote the following
federal guideline: *Protect and
restore natural coastline protec-
tive features, including control of
coastline erosion. The estimated
cost of the complete shoreline sta-
bilization of Alligator Point is over
one million'dollars. The CIAP
funds will be used in the initial
construction phases, according to
his letter to DEP dated May 25th,
George Maier was denied having
two electric meters on a single
residential lot on River Road.
Planner Pierce denied the request
reasoning that the Board did not
want to encourage the creation of
rental apartments in single fam-
ily areas, so he has always refused
to allow a single family lot to have
two meters for two separate dwell-.
ing units. Mr. Maier explained hi:'
position to the Board. He had no

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Pierce added, his "biggest prob-
lem had to do with St. George Is-
land, and the incessant maneu-
vering of property owners (to con-
vert) to rental of their property ...
If they can get separate meters ...
on St. George Island, you have
more apartments out there than
you would know what to do with...
You would have a multi-family
operation out there, not single
family." Island homeowner Tom
Hoffer reminded Mr. Pierce that
the Federal Government at-
tempted to control coastline con-
struction by maneuvering rules
and policies on flood insurance.
"It has been the classic failure of
regulation. America has a ro-
mance with the water, and no
rules are going to stop the torrent
of population from building on the
coastline, nor the barrier islands
... People will find ways to get
around it, and this (the Board's
policy) is no different. So, why put
government on the backs of
people with this kind of rule/
policy? .... You control that activ-
ity through zoning." Pierce in-
sisted that there is a tendency,
with duplicate meters, to increase
rental units. He gave no hard data
to support this bold assertion. The
matter involving Mr. Maier was

Noise Ordinance

And New

Building Tabled

For More


By Rene Topping
Sandi Crowder appeared at the
Carrabelle City Commission
meeting held on June 8, at the
Franklin County Senior Citizens
Center, to protest a noise abate-
ment ordinance that she felt had
targeted her business. She said,
"We are the "they" who are men-
tioned by the person who came
to complain about our music."
Ordinance 286 had been drafted
by City Attorney Douglas Gaidry
and was the last item on the
agenda for a first reading. This
was not done, as after hearing
some of the complaints from
Crowder, Commissioner Ray-
mond Williams moved that the
item be tabled.
Among other things, Crowder
asked why she and her husband
had not been informed that there
was an item on the May agenda
to do with their business. She
described the actions they had
taken t n theften noise, from
baffles, and cover above, but She
said it is hard to deaden the mu-
sic when you have-a body of wa-
ter in front acting as a sounding
Crowder said that she and her
husband had bought the water-
front at Carrabelle as a retirement
project. "It has turned into a
project that hires 78 local people."
she said.
The commission decided at the
May meeting to purchase a deci-
bel meter to measure the amount
of noise. Ray Messer had come to
that meeting to complain about
the music from one of the town
businesses after a teenager was
stopped for playing his boom box
too loudly in the car. Messer said
that there was a problem with the
business as there were several se-
nior citizens in the adjacent
After hearing from some other
members of the audience the

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ordinance drawn up to cover
boom boxes and outside music.
Crowder said that she would be
willing to take a survey of those
people who lived near her busi-
ness on their position on the mu-
sic. Julia Mae rose to say that she
goes down to Wicked Willie's, not
to drink, but to enjoy the music.
The motion was made to table.
Lindsay Dickey, appeared on be-
half of Oliver Monod of Anchor
Realty, to get approval from the
commissioners for a three story
building with offices on the
ground, and second floor, and two
giving quarters on the third, not
to exceed 35 feet high.
The building is planned for the
site now occupied by Johnnie's
Restaurant. It has three lots
which total 9360 square feet and
the required size is in the code at
10,000. Monod has also added to
the permit a site across Avenue A
for parking of 19 cars. The zon-
ing is Cl.
A question was asked by Freda
White who said she was not
speaking as a real estate agent
but as a citizen. She said she had
reviewed the plans and could only
find 9360 feet in the site on
U.S. 98.
She said that if she had a client
and she had a lot that was not
10,000 Square feet but 5, 6, or
7000 and there was another one
not adjacent, but across the
street, would she be allowed to
use the lot across the street to
make up the 10,000 necessary
under the zoning.. She said, "Will
I be allowed to go across the street
and purchase a piece of property
and add that to their use? If I go
in with 5000 square feet, if I've
got another 5000 across the road
to make up the 10,000 square
feet, can I go all over the city of
Carrabelle with mom and pop op-
erations on commercial lots, so
they can build a downstairs, like
they are doing, or even a two story
with living space. That will be
great." She went on to say that
she would buy up 4000 and 5000
square feet commercial lots and
use them to make up 10,000
square feet no matter how close
or far apart they are. r
She added "I just want to know
what are the rules we will be play-
ing by."
She also said she believed that
' anyone could go all over town and
buy up two properties. "I will go
and buy up everything I can af-
ford two streets in from 96 [High-
way 96.1"
She said the 10,000 feet rule was
put there for a reason.
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not adjacent. It doesn't matter to
me. I just want to know what the
rules are..." Her complaint was
that the added property was not
adjacent and had never been a
part of the restaurant site.
Commissioner Rita Preston said
the commissioners could use their
discretion. Pat Maier asked why
does a real estate office need liv-
ing quarters. She was told that
they could use them as rentals.
Motion was made to table until
the next meeting.
In other matters:
Commissioners approved a reso-
lution and a memorandum of
agreement with VMS Inc. on a
contract that brings the city pay-
ment of $5,726.00.
Commissioners approved a low
bid from Ben Withers an the
Riverwalk Park Contract of
Approved payment of $660.00 for
city attorney for May services.
Commissioners approved the fol-
lowing new members to the Traf-
fic Safety Committee: Don Davis,
Olivia Massey, Rita Preston and
Cathy Sheets.
Ordinance 284 changing the land
use 213/50, of Keough's Addition
to the City of Carrabelle form R2
to C-1 mixed use was denied on a
motion from Williams who recom-
mended RG office use.
Don Davis, owner of the mall on
the west side of Carrabelle, re-
quested permission to amend his
permit to build an addition to the
5640 square feet he is presently
building. The extra addition was
for 1,200 Square feet for a Family
Dollar Store. It was approved on
motion by Commissioner Frank
Mathes seconded by Rita Preston.
Under New Business:
Each commissioner will make up
a request list for roads to be paved
it the city.
There will be a special meeting on
June 12 to discuss a new em-
ployee for the Water and Sewer
The commissioners approved the
purchase of a SUV Ford Explorer
and will seek bids on financing
from both banks. Preston said she
would check on insurance rates.
Preston said that Alan Pierce had
notified her there was money for
the firehouse to put storm shut-
ters and a metal roof.
The amount was $17,500 with the
City to furnish $2.500. The roof
alone would be $20,000. Preston
said it would do no hard to get
bids. Motion was made by Will-
iams seconded by Mathes and ap-
proved to send bids out.
Continued on Page 12


The Franklin Chronicle



Letter To The Editor
To: Governor Jeb Bush
Subject: No Road; No Evacuation Route
June 6, 2001
Dear Governor Bush;
I am writing to solicit help in solving an impossible and dangerous
situation here on Alligator Point, FL in Franklin County.
County Road 370 which is our only way in or out in a tropical storm
or hurricane is completely undermined and in some place the as-
phalt has had all the fill dirt washed away by the Gulf.
There are about 350 400 homes affected by this breach.
I attended a public hearing in Apalachicola yesterday presented by
noted engineers whom the county had paid $170,000.00 to do a study
to eliminate our problems and mitigate future problems. The recom-
Smendations were to spend literally millions of dollars. The problem
is, Franklin is one of the poorest counties in the state and we do not
have any money.
I have the solution. Several years back the state of Florida for some
yet unknown reason turned county road 370 over to Franklin County
to maintain, and even worse, the county accepted. This is the most
vulnerable stretch of road in the entire state, there is no way that
Franklin County can maintain this road. The state should undo this
travesty and reclaim County Road 370.
There is a new state park on the other end of the peninsula, Ball
Point State Park, traffic has increased.
SThank you for your attention.
I can be reached at 850-349-2406.
Yours truly,
Mrs. Bunky Atkinson

A Melody Of Hope

By Kathleen A. Heveran
The old heap he'd borrowed coughed and sputtered again. The gauges
showed a paucity of fuel and oil, much like his own tortured body.
His nerves were screaming! He had to make.itl Would he never find
his way, never get there? Searing pains that had plagued him through-
out the trip from the Bowery ofManhattan to this rural, hilly area of
New Jersey were intensifying. He had to get something for the agony.
God knew, that was his reason for coming. They said he'd find a
pusher here that would sell for a little less. All he had to do was make
He'd rolled every derelict he could find, looking for some money, per-
haps a reefer or two. No luckl He forced himself to call his ex-wife.
She'd left him when his ache for drugs was stronger than love, loy-
alty, children, home and hearth. He told her he was very ill; that he
had to have medical care. Could she advance him some money? He'd
pay it back. Sure he would!
His visit was timed to eliminate having to face the kids. His tattered
wardrobe and the filth that adhered to him no longer concerned him.
But in the remaining vestiges of a disintegrating mind and body he
still remembered the joy and pride he'd had in his family, and the
love they'd returned to him. No, they couldn't see him this way!
He knocked on her door-the door that had swung open every evening
as he called out "Daddy's home." It was answered by a lovely, warm,
careworn woman whose large brown eyes reflected the emotional pain
she'd lived through. He couldn't face those eyes and sidled, crab-like,
away from her, looking for a non-existent hiding place. He had to
have it! He had to take the money. He had .to get the drugs!
She knew it was a ploy. She knew as she handed him the little money
she'd-saved with such difficulty, that it would not go towards medical
Scare. If anything, she'd probably be contributing to his ever-growing
downward spiral from sanity. However, the panic, the pain she heard
in his voice when he'd called, was too much for her to withstand. God
help her, she still loved him for the man he'd once been. She'd tried
everything to help. Tough love hadn't worked. Well, it was too late
'now. Perhaps he could, at least, purchase forgetfulness for a while.
That's how he'd made it this far. A sloppy, hand-drawn map showed
him that a short way from the approaching rise, he should find what
he was seeking. Damn it! Would thisjalopy make it up the hill? It couldn't
quit now. He was at the crest when the heap coughed, shuddered and
died. No, this couldn't be happening, his goal was in sight, He needed
help At this point even a little marijuana, some of the weed, would
help him carry on until he could get the real stuff.
His trembling, pain-racked body could scarcely support his attempts
to get out of the car. After finally making it, the pain was sublimated
by an adrenaline surge that enabled him to viciously attack this piece
of junk, this enemy that had let him down.

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Vol. 10, No. 12

June 15, 2001

Publisher Tom W. Hoffer
Contributors Tom Campbell
........... Sue Cronkite
........... Barbara Revell
........... Rene Topping
............ Jimmy Elliott

Sales Jessica Ard
........... Diane Beauvais Dyal
............ Tom W. Hoffer
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
David Butler Carrabelle
Elizabeth and Jim Sisung Eastpoint
Bedford and Eugenia Watkins ................. Eastpoint
George Thompson Eastpoint
Pat Morrison St. George Island
Dominic and Vilma Baragona ................. St. George Island
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Horrified, he stared as the crippled machine started to roll backwards,
picked up speed, crashed into the huge maple at the base of the hill,
and burst into flames. No! Nol It couldn't be! It was all gone. The money
was gone; the money was going to buy his relief He slumped to his
knees in abject misery, then pitched face down on the side of the
road, into the pungent, manure-saturated dirt, where he sobbed, slob-
bered and soiled himself This was the end. He had reached the gates
of hell!
He was unaware of how long he lay there. His sick, tortured mind
was incapable of functioning. Insistent sounds attempted to filter
through the bowels of hell in which he wallowed. Was he hallucinat-
ing? What were those noises boring through his skull? He raised his
head. The sonorous chords of an organ reached him. From
somewhere in his confused past he remembered these notes-and
the words: "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind, but now I
Where were the sounds coming from? Using elbows and hips, like a
warrior cautiously advancing through barbed wire, he dragged him-
self far enough to peer over the hilltop into the dale.
His rheumy eyes did not take in the warm patina of the porticoed
church surrounded by willow herb, the narrow leaves abloom with
white and purple flowers and slender seed pods. Nor was he aware of
the nearby pond, shaded by a graceful willow tree, reflecting a mirror
image of spired church and lush foliage.
No! All he saw were the open doors through which the compelling
strains of the organ emerged; the sounds which enabled him to bring
himself from his knees, to stumble, bent and broken toward their
hypnotic tones. He could not perceive why it was so important to get
there. What was he seeking? Could there be anything worth finding?
Was there really an "Amazing Grace?"
His torturous stumbling finally led him to the steps of the church. He
cowered there during a momentary silence. Then, triumphantly pour-
ing through the open doors, the majestic music he'd heard so often,
yet unconsciously ignored as he'd passed through the mission houses
of the Bowery, finally reached him. This time he was aware of the
message of the song: "Victory in Jesus, my savior forever. He sought
me, and bought me, with his redeeming blood. He plunged me to vic-
tory, beneath the cleansing flood."
For what seemed an eternity, his mind was caught in a vortex of
whirling emotions and concepts. As the swirling eddy ebbed, John
arose from his trembling, cringing stance. He stood erect, head held
high, eyes uplifted. The magnificent music continued to swell: Softly
and hopefully he uttered three words: "Victory In Jesus.

A Window Of Opportunity: FSU Study

Shows Coastal Residents Protecting

Homes Against Hurricane Damage

Nearly a decade after Hurricane
Andrew left thousands homeless,
a Florida State University re-
searcher has found that residents
in threatened areas are taking
more precautions to protect their
FSU geography Professor Earl
"Jay" Baker found that almost 50
percent of residents living on the
Gulf of Mexico or East Coast have
some sort of window protection for
their homes. The figure was high-
est-70 percent-in southeast
Florida, suggesting that the dev-
astation caused by the 1992 hur-
ricane drove home the importance
of protecting residential struc-
tures, he said, adding that a law
requiring new structures to have
wiiidow protection contributed d
the high number there.
Baker compiled the data from a
survey he conducted last year of
more than 7,000 coastal residents
from Miami through North
Carolina's Outer Banks as part of
an extensive study for the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers and the
Federal Emergency Management
Agency. He also conducted addi-
tional interviews with residents on
the Gulf Coast of Florida, Ala-
bama, Mississippi and Louisiana.
Baker will present his findings at
the National Hurricane Confer-:
ence, which will be held April
9-13, in Washington, D.C. Baker
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niore than 1,000 emergency man-
agement officials, city planners,
meteorologists, engineers and
The information is important to
emergency managers who must
continue to educate residents
about the importance of protect-
ing residential structures. The
data also gives them an idea of
how many residents are not ad-
equately protecting their homes
and may be in need of temporary
shelter in the wake of a hurricane,
Baker said.
The purpose of window protec-
tion-such as metal shutters or
panels, impact resistant glass or
plywood-is not just to keep win-
dows in fact; it also helps to keep
the roof in place, Baker said, add-
ing that he was surprised that a
majority of those surveyed were
aware of that.
"Once a window breaks, the air
rushes into the building and
pushes up on the roof, which is
already being lifted by the wind
from the outside," he said. Dur-
ing Andrew, for example, the shell
of many structures survived but
window and roof damage allowed
wind and water to destroy the in-
side of the homes making them
Not surprising is Baker's finding
that those who had experienced
hurricane damage in the past
Were more likely than others to
have window protection. Overall,
60 percent of those who had win-
dow protection said they used ply-
wood sheets, but in southeast
Florida, more than half of those
with window protection said they
had rolldown metal shutters or
removable metal panels, while 7
percent had impact resistant
glass or security film.
"One troubling aspect is that
people who said they had window
protection were less likely to have
evacuated during 1999's Hurri-
cane Floyd, even if they lived in a
storm surge area," Baker said.
"'This is troubling because water
could still get in your house and
you could drown. It's possible that
the window protection is giving
some people a false sense of
The most common reason for not
having window protection was the
belief that it is not needed (31
percent); it's too expensive (14
percent); it doesn't work (9 per-
cent); and there's not enough time
to buy/install it (9 percent),


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IRS And Court Rulings, Changes, Etc.
Auditors continue to have a very narrow minded view concerning deductions
for continued education required in various trades, businesses, professions.
etc. with no regard for the fact that the fundamental reason or objective for
most such training Is to keep one's job. The mere fact that many of these
courses, programs, also qualify the individual for another job, trade, busi-
ness, profession, etc. should be immaterial. A good example of how ridiculous
this has become in recent years, both high school teachers, and college in-
structors have had special, required courses disallowed simply because net
effect of the course qualified teacher or instructor to teach in a different field
such as computers, or to seek a better paying job in administrative area of the
school or college. Neither of these should be classified as a different job. trade.
business, profession, etc., and all deductions should be allowed even at audit
Another example of how ridiculous this has become is a recent Tax Court
ruling that upheld IRS ruling that disallowed education deduction taken by
self-employed golf instructor to improve his skills, teaching technique, and
the business side of the sport simply because the major part of the curricu-
lum applied to the operation of a pro shop. This qualified him for a new busi-
ness according to Court that completely disregarded the fact that taxpayer
may have had no plans to operate a pro shop, and was not even interested in
that part of the program. See Fields. TCS Op 2001-35.
Some auditors also have a very narrow minded view regarding interest deduc-
tions on business and farm returns such as Sch. C, F, 1120 S and 1065 that
they routinely classify as investment interest that is deductible only for the
amount of Investment income. In most of these cases this results in a zero, or
close to zero deduction since amount of interest paid usually exceeds amount
of interest earned by thousands of dollars, or there are not enough itemized
deductions to exceed the standard deduction even if interest income exceeds
interest paid. This is a rip off to say the least, and auditors are well aware of
the consequences which is also the major reason for their narrow minded
Appeals office and Tax Court do not generally support IRS, however, since
most recent rulings have allowed business deduction for interest paid in most
cases where loans applied to the business including purchase of equipment.
inventory, building repairs and improvements, working capital to pay bills,
etc. As an example of this, Appeals office ruled against IRS in recent case
where auditors classified an unsecured note as an investment loan even though
all of the proceeds were used to improve the building and facilities (day care
facility) with none used for investment purposes. Office ruled that 100% of
interest was deductible as a business expense since 100% of borrowed funds
were used for business purposes.
Tax Court ruled the same way in another case where taxpayer borrowed money
to purchase and rehabilitate a nursing home to be operated as a business by
his wife that also employed other members of his family. Court ruled that
there was no way IRS could classify loan as an investment since 100% of
proceeds were used for business purposes.

IRS Policies, Procedures, Problems, Etc.
The so called low audit rate of only .49% of total individual tax returns filed in
2000 includes only in-person exams and correspondence audits by the vari-
ous districts. It does not include mismatches of W2's, 1099's, SSA and state
revenue dept. records, etc. that bring actual audit rate up to about 6.2% of
total individual tax returns which is up from less than about 6% in previous
year. Special areas or issues that are expected to be targeted for audits this
year in all of the above situations include the following;
Hobby farming and virtually all types of sport and recreation type hobbies
that show losses. All losses will be disallowed in all cases where taxpayers can
not show a profit motive except for farming operations that can have losses
allowed for 2 of 5 consecutive years (usually the first two), and 5 of 7 consecu-
tive years for horse racing, breeding, etc. Exceptions are also allowed for auto
racing, boat racing, and other highly competitive, expensive sports that have
basically no limit if profit motive can be proven.
Loans to shareholders and especially majority shareholders. Auditors will
check to make sure all loans are properly documented, charge interest and
reasonable rate, bona fide, and legal. All loans that fail to meet all of the above
criteria will be treated as taxable dividends.
Individuals with Sch. C, and F that show gross income of several hundred
thousand dollars with taxable Income that is so low to result In zero tax. All
expenses and deductions that can not be documented, or do not apply to the
business, farm, ranch, etc. will be disallowed, or business, farm, etc. can be
ruled to be a hobby as explained above.
* Large capital losses with large carryovers to next year. Will apply mostly to
2001 tax returns to look for mismatches of 1099 forms that would result in
capital gains if reported. Could be a sleeping giant for 2001 returns since
large number of losses are expected to be deducted.
Scam and con artists continued to work their phony SS tax refund scam this
year in spite-of the fact that IRS and SSA were successful In blocking over
1100 phony claims that totaled over $95 million last year. Twice that number
and amount are expected to be stopped this year, and major offenders are
expected to be caught, convicted, and sentenced with only minimal losses for
victims. Most of the scams ask for only a small fee ($100 or less) plus a small
percentage of any refund received that makes it appear realistic and credible.
Even if only a fourth to half of 1% of the millions of individuals that receive
refund claim notices send in $100 (about average for most direct mail solicit-
ing, but low for this type of scam where suckers are convinced that they have
overpaid their SS tax, and have big refund coming), crooks can pocket $100,000
or more from each mailing, and or phone calls, and FAX by computer in mil-
lion name and number lots. Primary targets include highly gullible individu-
als that play the lottery regularly, not well educated or informed, have paid
into SS system for 20 to 30 years (older group), prepare their own tax return.
or have t prepared free by a friend, relative, co-worker, etc. along with a smat-
tering of higher income individuals who distrust the govt. and can easily af-
ford to write a check for $100. Some older people currently receiving SS retire-
ment benefits who also fall into one or more of the above groups are also
targeted, but are generally also hit with a double whammy that promises a
possible increase in SS benefits if SS taxes have been overpaid.

Baker also sought to find out if
people would be willing to install
permanent window protection,
such as storm shutters, if it would
reduce insurance premiums by
15 percent. Only 15 percent of the
sample said they would not install
window protection because of aes-
thetics, cost or a perceived lack
of need. A majority of people said
they had no idea what it would
"If you don't know what window
protection systems cost, you can't
evaluate whether they are worth
the investment," he said. "The
majority are clueless about cost."

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Erosion Study from Page 1


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The "R" number correspond to DEP monuments and are
keyed to the text.
ued to receae oue to background erosion and to the "downdrift" ef-
fects of the structure. Since 1985 when Hurricane Kate severely dam-
aged Bald Point Road, the road has been relocated three times due to
the high rate of erosion and storm damage.
The gulf front property value along the Alligator Point shoreline is
estimated at a total value of $67,400,000 and $107,976,000 for lands.

Table 3.2. Estimated value of gulf front properties in 2000 dollars.

SEstimated Value of Estimated Value of
Property Description Gulf front Gulf front Lands
Peninsula Point (R-194) to Alligator Point (-208) $35,400,000 $38,520,000
Alligator Point (R-208) to Ughthouse Point (R-221) $, 26,000;000 (1) $22,260,000
Lighthouse Point (R-221) to Bald Point(R-239) $7,500,000 $47,196000(2)
Total $67,400,000 $107,976,000
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(1) Includes approximately $2,000000. in roan construction costs.
(2) Includes the State of Florida State Recreation Area located north of R-235 estimated at a land value
of approximately $13.000,00 other $47,196,000 (between R-221 and R-239). The lands extended
'an average of 600 feet between the road and gulf.
Eight design alternatives were identified and evaluated. Five. of these
were, considered viable to meet the goals of the investigation. These
1) Relocation of Alligator Drive along the CR-370 revet- ,
ment; .
2) "No New Action" along the Bald Point beach segment;
3) Dune restoration along the Bald Point beach segment;
4) "T" groins/beach fill construction along the CR-370
revetment beach segment; and,
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The study authors presented their evaluations, and a-numbenofrspeak-
ers advanced their views for a solution.
Near the conclusion of the workshop, representatives of the Army
Corps of Engineers (Mobile District) announced their funding to con-
duct what they called a "Section 14" study, which was currently near
completion. The implication of this study, available to the County for
emergency repairs to CR-370 only, might bring in funding, up to
$1 million.

Alternative Designs-Roadway Protection
The first alternative was to take no action at all. Under this scenario,
the protection of CR-370 would be limited to the existing rock revet-
ment. Under existing conditions, this revetment is not expected to
withstand a 15-year storm event. Thus, 370 would continually be
subject to ongoing erosion and great damage due to storm events. A
large.portion of the road would eventually be completely destroyed.
Alternative #2 would be to abandon the'existing roadway and revet-
ment and relocate the road inland, away from the gulf. A length of
about 4,346-of new roadway beginning just east of Pelican Street and
turning landward (northwest) to merge with Angus Morrison Rdad,
then through the R-V camp and merging back to Alligator Drive, con-
sisting of two 141 foot wide travel lanes centered in a 66 foot right of
way. A new bridge would have to be constructed where the proposed
alignment crosses a tidal creek of Alligator Harbor, threatening en-
dangered species, wetlands, etc. Some additional difficulties involv-
ing condemnation of private property, surveying, real estate apprais-
als, relocation of fences, driveways, utilities, etc. would be encoun-
tered. The report stated that this alternative provides protection from
a 100-year storm (for the realigned portion of Alligator Drive) but
other portions of this road are not protected. Even with the reloca-
tion, the road's service as a hurricane evacuation route is limited to a
50-year storm.
The estimated cost of the relocation would be about $2.5 million. A
new right-of-way (an additional 3.5 acres of land) would add an addi-
tional $1 million to the project.
Alternative #3 would involve raising the existing roadway with
armoring. To improve the road's function as a hurricane evacuation
route and to augment the existing revetment, the roadway must be
elevated and the revetment would have to be extended a distance of
1000 feet. Due to driveway access and other practical considerations,
the study concluded that it would be possible to elevate the existing
roadway only by three feet. The existing revetment stone is not suffi-
cient in size to withstand the wave forces of a 50-year storm (storm
surge of about 12.2 feet). Rocks would have to weigh in at least to
22,400 lbs. for half of them. The estimated costs of the elevated road-
way and revetment augmentation is estimated at $9,400,000 includ-
ing land acquisition and condemnation. Eleven waterfront lots and
three homes would have to be condemned to complete the revetment
and roadway elevation.

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Alternative Designs-Beach Management
The study reviewed four alternatives as potentially feasible for beach
management along Alligator Point.
Alternative 1: No New Action;
Alternative 2: Acquisition of vulnerable properties;
Alternative 3: Beach and/or dune restoration;
Alternative 4: Breakwaters with beach fill; and,
Alternative 5: "T"-head Groins with beach fill.

Project Limits
The eroding areas of concern are:
(1) 1.1 miles between R-210 and R-216 in the vicin-
ity of the CR-370 revetment.
The erosion occurring along the shoreline between R-210
and R-216 has long been a problem to private property
owners, Franklin County, and the State of Florida. The
shoreline change rate averaged -1.8 feet per year between
1858 and 1974. Since the early 1970s, property and Al-
ligator Drive have become increasingly vulnerable to storm
(2) 2.5 miles between R-220 and R-232 from Light-
house Point to Bald Point State Park.
Structures and Bald Point Road have been subject to the
effects of long-term erosion and damage from storms.
Since 1985, Bald Point Road has been relocated land-
ward 3 times and may be required to be moved again
within the next 30 years. It should be noted that State
owned lands are within the 2.5 mile project limits and
any inclusion of State lands in the project to be coordi-
nated with the DEP-Division of Recreation and Parks.

"No New Action"-Alternative 1
"No New Action" is always an alternative and can often compare fa-
vorably in a purely economic analysis. However, there can also be
significant non-economic impacts from such an approach which makes
a straight forward evaluation more difficult. This alternative preserves
the existing status quo by reacting to storm erosion after the fact
rather than taking a proactive approach. The alternative would con-
sist of taking no physical action to mitigate historical erosional trends
or provide for an increase in the existing and future level of upland
storm protection.
"No New Action" preserves the existing status quo of environmental
impact versus benefit, whatever that balance might be. Upland struc-
tures and the CR-370 revetment would continue to be vulnerable to
damage from storms with greater than a 15-year return period and
-habitats would continue to be lost as a result of shoreline erosion
and overwash.
In lieu of specific engineering actions, it may be desirable to pursue
local land use regulations and/or setbacks to minimize future dam-
age to structures and property. In addition, measures for relocation
or removal of existing structures might be considered through the
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Florida Statutes [Chapter 161.053(6)(b)] prohibit the siting of
multi-family development seaward of the projected 30-year seasonal
high water line. However, the Statutes have allowed single-family struc-
tures to be constructed seaward of the 30-year SHWL subject to spe-
cific criteria.
It is very likely that with "No New Action", existing and future
single-family homes will become located on the beach or in the gulf
as the shoreline recedes over time. As the erosion continues along
Alligator Point, private property owners and Franklin County will likely
propose erosion control measures such as seawalls and revetments
to protect existing buildings, future development, and CR-370. These
measures would likely result in the loss of recreational beach and sea
turtle nesting habitat.
Acquisition, Removal or Relocation of Vulnerable
Properties-Alternative 2,
Removal of-repetitively and/or'suibstantially damaged and vulner-
able structures from flood risk eas can be funded through the Haz-
ard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), authorized by Section 404 of
the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act
(PL 93-288 as amended). An agreement to sell the property is "volun-
taly" and no property owner would be required to sell. Although the
HMGP is federally funded, the program is administered through a
partnership between the Federal Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) and the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA). The
acquisition program is designed for projects which will reduce or elimi-
nate disaster costs by removing people and vulnerable structures from
high risk areas. Under the HMGP, FEMA funds 75 percent of ap-
proved projects while the remaining 25 percent must be from
non-federal sources, for programs in the State of Florida (12.5% State
and 12.5% local),
Properties subject to "voluntary" acquisition must be appraised to
determine compensation in conformance with the Uniform Standards
for Federal Land Acquisition published by the Inter-agency Land Ac-
quisition Conference, GPO (1973).
The state's HMGP Administrative Plan governs the property selection
and acquisition process. The potential mitigation project must con-
form with the policies set forth in the State of Florida Mitigation Plan.
The proposed property to be purchased must meet minimum acqui-
sition criteria including:
preparation of an appraisal to determine compensa-
basic negotiation and settlement of purchase price;

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demonstrates cost-effectiveness and appropriate for
solves a problem and provides a beneficial impact on
the project area;
conforms to environmental regulations;
meets all applicable State and local codes and stan-
dards and does not contribute or encourage development
in coastal high hazard areas.
The acquisition of vulnerable structures in the coastal zone would
eliminate the need for costly and continuous maintenance of the beach,
structures, and infrastructure. Although structures constructed af-
ter the initiation of the State of Florida Coastal Construction Control
Program in the 1970's could withstand greater storm events than
those structures constructed before the 1970's, a substantial amount
of damage is still anticipated to occur. Beach and dune restoration
projects with and without structures are expensive, time consuming
to implement and require a long-term commitment by the local
Complete removal of the CR-370 revetment and relocation of Alliga-
tor Drive would decrease or eliminate the need for costly repair and
maintenance requirements, and may increase hurricane evacuation
capacity. It should be noted that a partial removal of the revetment
would not have the same benefits as complete removal. Unless the
road and structures are relocated or removed, they will still be vul-
nerable to damage due to storms and long-term erosion.
The grants include funds for the local community to purchase prop-
erties and demolish the structures. The land is returned to a natural
state and dedicated in perpetuity for open space purposes such as
parks and recreational areas, and would have a net positive benefit
to the environment and health of the beach. There should be no ad-
verse impact to historic resources provided the demolition material is
properly disposed of.
Franklin County may consider developing a programs) for the "vol-
untary" acquisition of vulnerable property along Alligator Point to
accomplish the: 1) long-term goal of acquiring all-the gulf front prop-
erty which is currently within the 100-year storm limits; and/or, 2)
purchase only those properties that are highly vulnerable to damage
due to storms and/or erosion within the next 10 to 20 years.
The gulf front (within 600 feet of the gulf) property values along the
Alligator Point shoreline are estimated at a total of $160 million (ex-
cluding State Park). The purchase of approximately 427 properties
would cost $120 million to FEMA, $20 million to the State of Florida,
and $20 million to Franklin County. This program would require
Franklin County to remove approximately 253 structures at an esti-
mated cost of $2.6 million. The removal of more than $160 million of
gulf front structures and lands located along St. James Island could
have a devastating effect of the ad valorem tax base in Franklin County.
This is approximately 10 percent of the total 1999 Real Property
Assessment in the Franklin County.
Franklin County can develop and implement an acquisition program
to: 1) identify "highly" vulnerable properties; 2) coordinate with the
current owners, DCA, and FEMA to develop a "post"-storm buy out
program; 3) monitor and update the list of target areas. Based on a
review of the historic shoreline change rates, documentation, of storm
damages, risk assessment (Section 3), and site visits, there are five
(5) potential areas to further investigate and are summarized in Table
6.2. The total cost (in 2000 dollars of purchase for these five areas
would be approximately $15.1 million ($11.3 million Federal, $1.9
million State, and $1.9 million Franklin County). Demolition and dis-
posal costs are estimated at $450,000.

Beach and/or Dune Restoration-Alternative 3
This alternative consists of the construction of a beach bermrm" used
interchangeably) and/or dune to widen the beach to provide addi-
tional area for recreational use and increase storm protection to the
uplands. A dune could be constructed on the existing back beach
i area and/or an existing dune could be reinforced with additional sandL
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Erosion Study from Page 4
The addition of a dune provides a reserve of "sacrificial" sand for
erosive storm events and reduces frequency and extent of waves and
storm surge flooding penetrating the uplands.
a) Berm Template Design Criteria: A typical proposed berm crest
height would be estimated from historic profile data and should be
approximately the same as the natural berm crest elevation. In addi-
tion to providing an enhanced recreational beach, a wide beach berm
would provide an increased level of storm protection by translating
the breaker zone further seaward, and preventing significant wave
runup and overtopping of the backshore. However, excessively high
berm elevations often result in the formation of vertical escarpments
which adversely affect pedestrian use and sea turtle nesting. Limit-
ing the berm height to approximately the natural berm height will
help minimize these berm scarps as the beach fill adjusts. The berm
height and width have a direct effect on ft volume of fill required and
therefore the project cost.
bl Initial Restoration Volume: The total volume and quality of sand
required to construct a beach and dune restoration project results
from evaluation/consideration of five elements: 1) minimum economic
design width; 2) advanced nourishment; 3) overfill (Figure 6-1); 4)
dune dimensions; and, 5) suitability of borrow source.
1) Minimum Design Volume: The design volume is the
minimum quantity of sand required to create a "design"
template in order to provide the required storm protec-
tion and recreation benefits. The design volume also con-
sists of "make-up" volume to offset the expected losses
over the seven (7) year period between the 1997 condi-
tions (profiles upon which the conceptual designs are
based upon) andthe initial restoration project expected
in 2004.
2) Advanced Nourishment Volume Requirements: The ad-
ditional volume required to maintain the minimum de-
sign dimensions until the first periodic maintenance in-
terval is referred to as advanced nourishment. Advanced
nourishment consists of placing additional beach fill to
offset the expected losses from the initial construction of
the restoration project to the first scheduled maintenance
interval (spreading losses and background erosion). The
advanced nourishment volume is projected for an eight
(8) year period based on maintenance from 2004 to 2012.
3) Overfill Volume Requirements: The overfill volume ac-
counts for differences in the grain-size distribution char-
acteristics of the borrow area material compared to the
native beach sand. If there is a higher percentage of fine
sand in the borrow material than the native beach sand
more sand is required to maintain the design profile. If
the borrow material is coarser than the native beach sand,
less sand may be required to produce comparable per-
formance to the native material.
4) Dune Dimensions: Sand dunes behind the active pro-
file provide additional storm protection to uplands by
reducing storm tide flooding, wave runup and overtop-
pin of the back-barrier. The dune crest height along the
back beach should be at or above the limit of wave runup
and not be completely eroded by the design storm. The
height and extent of the dune features affects the total
volume of sand required for the project.
5) Potential Borrow Areas: Section 7.0 Potential Borrow
Areas contains an assessment of the potential borrow
areas available to supply the required quantity of sand
to restore and maintain the beaches along Alligator Point.
Based on a preliminary assessment of the offshore re-
gion of St. James Island (Refer to Section 7.0), these po-
tential borrow areas may contain approximately 47 mil-
lion yds.3 of material. A native mean grain size diameter
of 0.32 mm and a borrow mean diameter of approximately
0.35 mm has been assumed for purposes ofthis feasibil-
ity study. Both assumptions will need to be confirmed as
part of a subsequent design phase.

cl Beach Fill Adjustment: Following the placement of beach fill, the
nourished beach will adjust toward an equilibrium condition in re-
sponse to wave activity and longshore currents. There are three com-
ponents by which a nourished shoreline changes: 1) cross-shore "ad-
justment" by sand moving from the upper to the lower portion of the
profile (Figures 6-2 and 6-3); 2) alongshore "spreading losses"; and,
3) "background" shoreline erosion (Figure 6-3)(Dean and Dalrymple,
draft). These processes occur simultaneously, however the greatest
adjustment of the profile toward equilibrium is typically within the
first year; "alongshore spreading losses" takes place on the order of
decades; and, losses due to background conditions continue at the
same rate as before the placement of fill material.
A beach berm fill project both with and without a restored dune, was
evaluated using varying assumed widths and heights. The evaluation
considered the natural and storm profile "adjustments", "spreading"
losses, and background erosion rates. Due to the large number of
beach berm and/or dune variations evaluated for this study, only the
most effective and appropriate configurations will be described.
A project should be designed to provide the highest level of storm
protection possible with the funds available. Based on previous expe-
rience (and a preliminary assessment not presented in this report), a
project designed to provide upland storm protection up to a 50-year
storm event may be cost-prohibitive. Therefore, a 25-year design goal
is targeted for this study.
Except for the potential covering of existing flora and fauna during
the initial construction and renourishment of the project, there will
be little negative environmental impact and an overall net positive
environmental benefit. The construction of a berm and/or dune would
increase storm protection to the upland and reduce frequency of
overwashes. Planting sea. oats will assist in stabilizing the restored
dune and also provide habitats, although the success of the vegeta-
tion in the longer-term will be related to storm severity and frequency.
The preliminary cost comparisons are based on an arbitrary but con-
sistently applied, 50-year life cycle. The initial construction estimate
of probable costs of placing sand from offshore borrow areas by hy-
draulic dredge and pipeline to construct a beach and/or dune projects)
and planting native dune vegetation are summarized in Table 6.5.
For purposes of this feasibility study and cost estimates, the
renourishment of each of the alternatives are anticipated every 7 years.
It appears that the restoration alternatives have a benefit to cost ratio
greater than 1.0 and therefore are costjustified. The most cost-effective
alternatives are:. 1) a dune nourishment project for the Bald Point
beach segment constructed with offshore sand with a relative value
of 6.8 years per $100,000 of annual cost while a beach and dune
restoration project would have a relative value of 3.3 years per
$100,000; and, 2) a beach and dune restoration project for the CR-370
revetment segment which has a relative value of 2.6 years per $100,000
of annual cost. Higher relative value indicates more storm protection
per cost.
Beach fill without a dune would be constructed to a berm elevation of
+5 feet-NGVD and provide storm protection up to a 20-year storm
event. A +14-foot NGVD dune crest elevation and 30-foot wide dune
crest with side slopes of 3 horizontal to 1 vertical (Figure 6-6) without
a berm would provide upland protection up to a 20-year storm event
for the Bald Point beach segment. This design does not account for
the anticipated narrower berm in the next 25 years due to back-
ground resulting in the need for a restored berm.
A beach and dune restoration project would provide protection up to
25-year storm event for the Alligator Point beach segment. The con-
struction template would translate the MHW Line approximately 450
feet seaward of its present position resulting in a dry berm width (toe
of constructed dune to berm crest) of approximately 310 feet. Over a
5 to 7 year period, the beach fill will adjust and erode until the "de-
sign" berm width of 100 feet is reached at which time the profile will
need to be renourished.
There is not adequate room available to construct a dune only alter-
native within the CR-370 revetment limits and that option was not
included. The conceptual design would include installation of sea oats
and other native dune plant species to stabilize the beach and dune.

- Breakwaters with Beach Fill-Alternative 4
Offshore breakwaters are shore-parallel structures usually con-
structed of rubble-mound material or pre-cast units. Breakwaters
reduce wave energy in the lee of the structure and effectively reduce
the sediment carrying capacity of wave-induced currents. The design
objective of a breakwater in this type of situation (as a combined
project) is to improve the performance of a beach fill project, provide
a wide recreational beach by forming a salient feature, and improve
upland storm protection.
This alternative is intended to reduce the background erosion in nthe
vicinity of the CR-370 revetment (R-210 to R-216). The breakwaters
and beach fill are anticipated to provide additional protection to Alli-
gator Drive (CR-370) and a recreational beach. Breakwaters are not
considered in detail between R-220 and R-232 due to the anticipated
expense and relatively low erosion rates.

Distance from Monument (feet)

This alternative is intended to reduce the background erosion in the
vicinity of the CR-370 revetment (R-210 to R-216). The breakwaters
and beach fill is anticipated to provide additional protection to Alliga-
tor Drive (CR-370) and a recreational beach. Breakwaters are not
considered in detail between R-220 and R-232 due to the anticipated
expense and relatively low volume change rates.



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a. With a few relatively long, widely spaced


b. With more numerous, shorter, closely spaced

The initial construction cost of placing offshore sand and breakwa-
ters is approximately $18.4 million and $32.0 million for the CR-370
revetment and Bald Point beach segments, respectively. For both al-
ternatives, the costs exceed the benefits and even though the projects
increase storm protection to greater than 25 years and decrease po-
tential structural damage and loss of land, the projects may not be
cost justified. Offshore breakwaters with beach fill have a relative
value of 1.4+ and 0.9+ years per $100,000 of annual cost for the
CR-370 revetment and Bald Point beach segments, respectively.

"T"- head Groins with Beach Fill-Alternative 5

The construction of "'T-head groins with the placement of beach fill
would increase the longevity of the project and the level of storm
protection to the uplands. "T"-head groins at this location may be
justified due to the severe erosion along the CR-370 revetment. "T"-
ead groins consist of combining a shore-perpendicular groin (rock
or sheet pile) with an attached shore-parallel breakwater. "T"-head
groins are not considered in detail between R-220 and R-232 due to
the anticipated expense and relatively low volume change rates.
The design procedure for "T"-head groins and the predicted equilib-
rium shoreline shape between adjacent structures is based on an
analysis of crenulate shaped bays as shown in Figure 6-11 (Silvester,
1970). An empirical analysis is conducted to achieve the desired shore-
line shape. The geometry of the crenulate-bay shoreline is defined by
the indentation ratio a/b (Silvester and Hsu, 1993), where "a" is the
shoreline offset and "b" is the spacing between the breakwater por-
tion of the structure (Figure 6-12). Groin dimensions, configuration,
and shoreline shape are determined by an iterative process depen-
dent on the oblique-wave approach.
Wave energy would be reduced in the lee of the structures which
promotes the formation of a crenulate shaped bay. The design re-
duces, but does not prevent longshore transport and as a result re-
duces any potential "downdrift" impacts. The structures are usually
pre-filled to mitigate any potentialadverse impacts to the "downdrift"
beaches. The beach fill and resulting beach configuration adds width
to the recreational beach and increases upland protection up to, or
greater than a 25-year storm event.
The ""-head groins would be added to provide additional protection
to Alligator Drive (CR370) and "shape" the beach fill. It has been found
that "T"-head groins may not completely trap sand from the littoral
system, but rather they retain (stabilize) the "design" volume while
allowing the "overfill" volume to "re-nourish" the beach downdrift of
the structures. As a result, the erosion rate of 1.0 yds/yr/If remains
unchanged (or slightly decreased) and the "overfill" volume may miti-
gate for a portion of the historic and future downdrift erosion. The
structures would also reduce the high spreading' losses which con-
sists of over 90 percent of the "advanced" fill required.

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Figure 6-1. Typical construction template and fill volumes.

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Table 6.5. Summary of design alternatives costs and storm damage reduction benefits.
Costs Benefits
Alternatives Amortized Amortized Benefit Design Relative
Total Amortized Annual Annual to Storm Value
Initial Annual Reduction In Reduction In Cost Capacity yearss
Costs Costs Storm Damage Storm Damage (year) $100,000 of
(Structures) (Land) Annual Cost)
1 No New Action
Gulf Front Properties $0 $0 (1) $0 $0 0 <15 0.0
2 Property Acquisition (2) (2)
Selected Segments $15.5 million $1.3 million $613,000 $653,000 1.0 25 7.7
Gulf Front Properties 9.3 miles $160 million $13.1 million $2.2 million $2.7 million 0.4 <100 0.8
3.a Berm Restoration only
CR-370 Revetment Segment $5.2 million $872,500 $478,300 $549,600 1.2 <20 2.3
Bald Point Segment $5.5 million $714,000 $238,400 $1.2million 2.0 <20 2.8
3.b Beach and Dune Restoration
CR-370 Revetment Segment $6.5 million $951,300 $588,400 $790,700 1.5 25 2.6
Bald Point Segment $5.7 million $763,300 $386.000 $2.0 million 3.1 25 3.3
3.c Dune Restoration Only
CR-370 Revetment Segment N/A NIA NIA N/A N/A WA N/A
Bald Point Segment $1.7 million $293,400 $314.200 $1.6 million 6.5 <20 6.8
4 Breakwaters with Beach Fill
CR-370 Revetment Segment $18.4 million $1.8 million $600,000 $800.000 0.8 25+ 1.4+
Bald Point Segment $32.3 million $2.8 million $400,000 $2.0 million 0.9 25+ 0.9+
5 "T". Groins with Beach Fill
CR-370 Revetment Segment $8.4 million $817,000 $588.400 $790,700 1.7 25+ 3.1+
Bald Point Segment $15.9 million $1.5 million $386,000 $2.0 million 1.6 25+ 1.7+
(1) Does not Include costs associated with storm damages.
(2) Does not Include potential costs associated with reduction in tax revenues.

Table 6.4. Level of protection, performance evaluation and summary for beach and/or dune, breakwater and "T-head
groin alternative designs.
SDesign Alternative MHW Line Estimated Estimated
along beach segment project areas Translated at Design Advanced Overfill Total Storm Maintenance
(minimum design template) Construction Volume Volume Volume Volume Protection Interval
(feet) (yds') (yds') (yds) (yds') (years) (years)
3.a Beach Berm Restoration only
CR-370 Revetment 100-foot minimum berm 400 365,000 520,000 88,000 973.000 <20 5 to7
Bald Poin 150-foot minimum berm 200 to 250 644,000 273,000 92.000 00 20 6 to 8
3.b Beach and Dune Restoration
CR-370 Revetment 100-foot berm with dune 450 620,000 480,000 110,000 1210.000 25 5 to 7
Bald Point 100-foot berm with dune 225 to 300 631,000 315,000 95,000 1.041.000 25 6 to 8
3.c Dune Restoration only
CR-370 Revetment Inadequate roornfor dune NIA N/A N/A N/A NIA N/A N/A
Bald Point +14 foot-NGVD/30-feet wide 0 111,000 N/A 11,000 1000 <20 6to 8
4 Breakwaters with Beach Fill
CR-370 Revetment 100-foot minimum berm 250 365,000 260,000 62.000 687000 25+ 6 to8
Bald Point 100-foot minimum berm 225 631,000 157.000 79000 867000 25+ 6to 8
5 "T"-head Groins with Beach Fill
CR-370 Revetment 100-foot minimum berm 100 to 175 365,000 60.000 42.000 467,000 25+ 6to 8
Bald Point 100-fool minimum berm 100 to 150 631,000 130.000 76.000 837000 25+ 6to 8

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as told in a promotional book published in 1901

Part IV

Publisher's Note: The Chronicle has embarked on a mini-series
of articles extracted from an old promotional guide entitled
Franklin County, Florida: Its Resources, Advantages, Possi-
bilities, circa 1901. Together with the photographs we are able
to upgrade to new digital technologies, the articles embrace a
large range of topics, some long forgotten, and a few "facts" with-
out corroboration, but woven into a mosaic of flowery prose typi-
cal of the era. There are, of course, several familiar family names
mentioned along the way, and a large number of sites and build-
ings, many long since vanished. The topics include the main towns
of Franklin County, the churches, local industries, products and
a few major businesses, such as Coombs and Co, the Cypress
Lumber Co, and others. The authors of the promotional guide
are unknown.





This is the oldest lumber firm in Apalachicola, and Mr. J.N. Coombs,
the senior member, is one of the oldest and best known lumber men
in the State, having come to Florida from Maine, about 1872. He
entered at once into this business, and through his untiring energy
and thorough mastery of it, he has worked himself up from a log-cutter,
in the '70's, to one of the largest manufacturers in the State. His
ability as a successful sawmill man is recognized throughout the en-
tire State, and to him is attributed much of the advancement of the
sawmill man of today.
Mr. Coombs came to Apalachicola in 1878, and with Mr. McIlvaine
purchased the old "Sunny South" mills, which had been idle a num-
ber of years, but under the new management were soon in full opera-
tion again. With the starting of these mills, Apalachicola seemed to
awake from her long slumber and take on new life. These were the
only mills in Apalachicola, and practically the only industry of the
town but from this time on Apalachicola has forged her way to the
front, and is a town of many possibilities.
Mr. Coombs holds large interests in the mills at Carrabelle and
Franklin, Fla., and has general supervision of all in which he is inter-
ested. His holdings of real estate are also very large, he owning much
of the most valuable property in the city. The Marine Ways, in which
he is interested, are of inestimable value to the city, capable of taking
out the large steamers of the river type, as well as sailing vessels, and
furnishing work for many men. He is also a large owner in the sub-
marine cable line between this city and Carrabelle.
Mr. Sol: Brash, the junior member of the firm, while yet a young man,
is considered oihe'dfthe'brightest men in this section. He entered the
Office of Coombs & Company, in 1890 as assistant bookkeeper, at a
salary of $35 per month. Through his constant application to the
business, mastering all its details, he has made for himself an excel-
lent name and position in the lumber world.
Coombs & Company ship annually about thirty millions of feet of
lumber and timber, about twenty millions of feet going to Europe and
South America, the balance to United States port;... Their shipments
are entirely by sailing vessels and steamers loading at East Pass.
Besides their lumber business, they are interested in several other
enterprises, making a total of about one-half a million dollars.





An advertisement on Page 33 of the book, Franklin
County, Florida: Its Resources, Advantages and Possi-

-- C. H. B. FLOYD -

An advertisement on Page 33 of the book, Franklin
County, Florida: Its Resources, Advantages and Possi-

Y For Sale
By Owner
One of few remaining pre-
mium estate-size waterfront
lots located on Apalach's East
Bay. Exclusive private
neighborhood with state and
government preserves to north
and east.
2.16 ac.+/-, 173 ft. water/
street x 540 ft. with vinyl
seawall and dock permit.
Cleared, ready to build. Bring
your plans. $298,500.
North from 98 on Bayshore Dr. to
end, left to East Bay Dr. on left,
Eastpoint, FL. 850-269-2824



Ice.in 200 Pound Blocks, Wholesale and Retail.
Ice 14 Inches Thick of Distilled Water.
An advertisement of Page 38 of the book Franklin County:
Its Resources, Advantages and Possibilities, (1901).
Continued on Page 7

Insulated Concrete
Forms of North Florida
S An Independent Authorized
Reward Wall Dealer
(850) 670-5600
Fax: (850) 670-1076
P.O. Box 281 9 Island Drive
Eastpoint, Florida 32328

of Franklin County, Inc.
Remodeling & Custom Homes
SRoofing & Repairs
Vinyl Siding
-John Hewitt
850-697-2376 OWNER
NO: RG0050763 106 St. James Avenue CARRABELLE
NO: RC0051706 P.O. Drawer JJ Carrabelle 32322

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Citizens of Apalachicola, visitors to the "Bay City," lumber men and
dealers in Cypress work throughout the country need no introduc-
tion to The Cypress Lumber Company, who established their present
complete plant in 1883.
To strangers, into whose hands this article may find its way, we will
endeavor to make plain the work done by this Company.
Commencing at the growing Cypress tree which is found in the swamps
adjoining the Apalachicola river and its tributaries, gangs of men are
sent nearly a year previous to the time it is desired to cut the tree.
These men deaden the tree, then, when it is cut it will float. A green
Cypress tree will sink to the bottom immediately. The logs obtained
from these trees are rafted together and floated to the company's



CARRABELLE HOUSE B&B-Recently refurbished historic dwelling
currently utilized as a bed and breakfast with 3 suites upstairs, a large bath
with claw foot tub and Queen Anne sink and furnishings, and 2 owners
bedrooms downstairs. Home is nestled on 2 lots, high elevation, close to the
waterfront. $225,000. MLS#9578.
Riverfront Acreage
Crooked River-Lot 10, River Bend Plantation, approx. 5.4 acres, access
to Carrabelle River and Gulf. $115,000. MLS#9574.
New River-898 Old Mill Road, approx. 18 acres with marsh frontage on
New River, upland acres in planted pines. $149,000. MLS#9620.
pr dentia Carrabelle Office
101 Marine Street
Resort R alte y 850-697-9500
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Quality, Quantity and Prices Guaranteed. All Goods Delivered Free on Board Vessel.


J. E. GRADY & CO.,
Disbursing Agents, Ship Chandlers, Merchants.
Importers of Liverpool Salt. Agents for Lloyds "London."

Refer by permission to Kimball Lumber Co., Cypress Lumber Co., Swindell & Co.
Letters and telegrams in our care for vessels will have prompt attention.
Watkins' Code and Appendix. Southhard's Code.

HE ABOVE FIRM are headquarters for Steam Fittings, Pipe, Iron and Bolts of
all kinds, Paints and Oils. They also carry a complete Stock of Groceries,
Shoes and Dry Goods and, in fact, they keep everything. They have one two-story
building, 32 by 100 feet; one two-story building, 28 by 60 feet; two warehouses, 30
by 80 feet; two warehouses, 25 by 50 feet, and they pride themselves on being able
to fill any order sent them. Everything they sell is guaranteed.



Promptness and
Quick Dispatch
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An advertisement on Page 32 of the book, Franklin
County, Florida: Its Resources, Advantages and Possi-
Franklin History from Page 6

booms, which have a capacity ot holding 40,000 logs. From there the
process of manufacturing commences. The mill in which they are
sawn has two band saws of improved pattern and capable of turning
out the finest of work. The piling ground for the immense amounts of
lumber turned out, if extended in a straight line, would make a tram
way over a mile in length with lumber piled at an average height of 25
feet on each side. It is said that this stock of lumber is the largest in
the South. Cypress shingles are made and the daily capacity is 75,000.
Three large dry kilns with a daily output of 24,000 feet furnish lum-
ber for the planing mill and door, sash and blind factory. The planing
mill is equipped for doing every sort of planing and manufacture of
interior finish, frames, balusters, rails, counters and cabinet work of
every description. The door, sash and blind factory is without a doubt
the most modern in the South. It has every conceivable kind of ma-
chinery for the quick and economical manufacture of goods. Its ca-
pacity is 500 doors, 250 pairs of sash and 150 pairs of blinds daily.
The distribution of these goods is not confined to any one section of
the country, shipments having been made to Bangor, Maine, and to
all larger cities from that point to Galveston, Texas.
Another complete department is that for the manufacture of tanks. A
recent shipment of one hundred and nine large cypress tanks to Lou-
isville, Ky. is sufficient to illustrate that this branch of the business
has a reputation of its own.
The company operates a large hardware and mill supply store. It has
its own fire system and drilled fire department. To operate this plant
seven engines are used, with a combined capacity of six hundred
Many of the employees have been with the company for long terms of
years, own their own homes, and enjoy a sincere feeling of fellowship,
which exists between employer and employee.


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FLORIDA Reference. s

An advertisement on Page 32 of the book, Franklin
County, Florida: Its Resources, Advantages and Possi-


B. F. HALL, Proprietor.,
An advertisement of Page 51 of the book Franklin County:
Its Resources, Advantages and Possibilities, (1901).

Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 06/04/01 Invoice No. 7373
Description of Vehicle: Make Isuzi Model UT Color Black
Tag No 650PBB Year 1998 sttGA Vi No. 4S2CM58W1W4362304

To Owner: Allen T. Johnson To Lien Holder: Wells Fargo Auto Finance
1447 Newton Ave. SE P.O. Box 9362
Atlanta, GA 30316 Walnut Creek, CA

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
05/28/01 at the request of FCSO & FHP that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 308.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 from
the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of the
lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 07/05/01 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 447 HWY 98 EASTPOINT, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219

Philaco Woman's Club Con grtulates


By Marilyn Hogan,
Philaco Woman's Club members
joined parents, teachers, friends,
and community leaders last week
to honor the graduates of
Apalachicola Community High
Two $500.00 scholarships were
presented to 2 deserving seniors
at the Annual Club Awards lun-
cheon. Apalachicola High School
graduates Alexis "Celeste" Elliott
and Robert "Brett" Johnson were
selected from several applicants
based upon their scholastic excel-
lence, school involvement, career
goals and financial need. Con-
gratulations to both of these fine
young people.
A reception hosted by the Philaco
Woman's Club following Bacca-

laureate services held Sunday,
May 27th at the Community Cen-
ter, was well received by gradu-
ates, parents and clergy who
joined together to provide spiritual
guidance to direct our young
people on their path through life.
The reception has been hosted
annually by the Woman's Club,
and led for the past 7 years by
chairman Jewel Meacham who,
with her committee, so beautifully
puts it all together. Thank you
Jewel, for your dedication.
Scholarship winners were again
recognized by Philaco Woman's
Club president, Marilyn Hogan at
the commencement program May
29th. Our entire organization
wishes Godspeed to these fine
young adults. We are proud to be
a part of launching their journey
into college and careers.

Hostesses: (left to right) Dora Brannon, Carline Kembro,
Jewel Meacham, Norma Ethridge, Lee Gilmore, Laura Moody,
Olga Nichols.

FWC Schedules

New Play "Art" Sponge Fishing

Opened At Public Workshop
Divia Tkh rtriA


June 14

By Tom Campbell
"Art" is a new play by Yasmina
Reza, translated by Christopher
Hampton. About art and friend-
ship, the play is a comedy with a
good mixture of serious themes.
Three friends have differing opin-
ions about a "work of art." Lines
are drawn and these old friends
square off over the canvas, using
it as an excuse to relentlessly bat-
ter one another over various fail-
ures. As their arguments become
less theoretical and more per-
sonal, they border on destroying
their friendships.
"Art" opened Thursday, June 14,
at the Dixie Theatre in Apalachi-
cola, and will run through Sun-
day, June 24. Performances are
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at
8 p.m., and Saturday and Sun-
day matinees at 2:30 p.m.
For reservations, phone the Dixie
Theatre box office at
Box Office hours are Wednesday
from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Sun-
day from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The real pleasures of the play,
according to one critic, are "Reza's
creation of three beautifully de-
fined, original characters."
"Art" is the winner of the 1998
Tony Award for Best Play of the
year on Broadway.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission has sched-
uled a series of public workshops
concerning sponges. The Com-
mission is interested in receiving
comment regarding the fishery for
"commercial" sponges in the
Florida Keys, including, but not
limited to, whether to impose re-
stricted species status, a recre-
ational bag limit, a different mini-
mum size limit, a sponge endorse-
ment, or limited entry.
The public is encouraged to par-
ticipate.in the workshops, which
will take place from 6-8.p.m. as
Monday, June 25
Old City Hall
512 Greene Street
Key West
Tuesday, June 26
Monroe County Public Library
Wednesday, June 27
Phichol Williams
Community Center
951 S.W. 4th Street

Dire Need

The Humane Society is in great
need of a washer as their current
model is beyond repair and very
old. Leslie Taylor, administrative
assistant, reports that washing is
an every day occurrence; often
two to five times daily depending
upon the number of animals that
rare present. This is the time of
year the shelter is overwhelmed
with cats and dogs and all require
clean linens daily. Please help by
calling. 850-670-8417 with your
cash gift or a washer itself

Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 06/04/01 Invoice No. 7372
Description of Vehicle: Make Chevy Model PK Color Red
Tag No A84MLV Year 1991 State FL vin No. IGCCT14Z9MO210296
To Owner: Stephanie Ann Hanna To Lien Holder:
P.O. Box 891
Woodville, FL 32327

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
05/28/01 at the request of FCSO & FHP that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 308.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of$ 20.00 from
the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of the
lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 07/05/01 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 447 HWY 98 EASTPOINT, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219



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See us for your insurance needs at:
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Apalachicola, Florida 32320
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Second Circuit

Court Report

April 16, 2001
By Sue Cronkite
The Honorable F. E. Steinmeyer
Prosecuting Attorney Adam Ruiz
Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger

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

Cynthia Anglin: Charged with worthless check over $150. Petition filed Feb-
ruary 12, 2001.The state chose not to prosecute.
Babbs, Cecil R.: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon and
criminal mischief of $200 to $1.000. According to the probable cause report.
the following allegedly occurred: On February 19, 2001, an officer arrived at
Bell's Trailer Park where he was told that Gene Russell had pulled to the
intersection of Avenue A and 4th Street where he met Cecil Babbs who threat-
ened him verbally then broke.a window and gashed the door of his truck. A
petition was filed April 13, 2001. and an appointment set with the public
defender for April 17, 2001. with pretrial conference set for May 14, 2001.
Blanchard, John F.: Charged with possession of controlled substance (xanax).
According to the probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On
March 7, 2001, a traffic stop was made on Highway 98 in Eastpoint when
officers saw a piece of paper towel thrown out the window of a 1990 Toyota
Corolla. After stopping the vehicle officers smelled alcohol and saw open beer
cans inside. In a search of the driver and passengers, officers found the illegal
prescription drugs in a plastic bag in a tackle box the driver took from his
pocket. He was arrested and taken to the Franklin County Jail. The defendant
entered a plea of not guilty in pretrial conference and arraignment was set for
May 14, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Flowers, Richard S.: Charged with battery of law enforcement officer. Ac-
cording to the probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On
December 9, 2000, an officer was dispatched to 275 25th Street in Apalachi-
cola where Gerald Kent, who had felony warrants against him was said to be
located. The officer was told the defendant had brought Kent to the house.
Conflicting reports were given by persons at the house. When officers went to
the defendant's house to try to apprehend Kent, the defendant cursed and
slammed the door, hitting the officer. The state chose not to prosecute.
Lane, Tameka: Charged with aggravated battery on pregnant victim. Prob-
able cause previously published. The defendant entered a written plea of not
guilty on February 19, 2001. The state chose not to prosecute. Atty. J. Gordon
Shuler represented the defendant.
Lunsford, Autrey: Charged with driving under the influence and driving while
license suspended or revoked, and failure to sign summons or citation. Ac-
cording to the probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On
November 18. 2000, an officer was dispatched to Highway 98 in Eastpoint
and where a 1982 Lincoln was reported weaving over the road. After stopping
the defendant and running a license check, the officer learned the license had
been cancelled for failure to complete alcohol treatment program. The defen-
dant entered a plea of not guilty December 5, 2000. Pretrial conference and
arraignment was set for May 14, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Mellor, Dennis: Charged with three counts of battery on law enforcement
officer and two counts of criminal mischief $200 to $1,000. According to the
probably cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On January 22, 2001.
an officer was dispatched to a disturbance after which the defendant, who
appeared drunk, told him he had busted the windows on his neighbor's camper.
The defendant entered a written plea of not guilty. Information was filed April
10, 2001, with pretrial conference set for May 14, 2001. Steiger represented
the defendant.
Noles, Thomas A.: Charged with grand theft auto, fraudulent driver's license.
possession of drug paraphernalia, and false report to law authority. Accord-
ing to the probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On Febru-
ary 28, 2001, a Carrabelle police officer was called to investigate a possible
stolen car. The defendant offered identification of his brother as his own and
volunteered that he had a "weed pipe" in the car, then asked for an attorney.
Pretrial conference was set for May 14, 2001. Steiger represented the defen-
Pedrick, Lewis: Charged with possession of controlled substance, possession
drug paraphernalia, and possession of alcohol by person under 21. According
to the probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On March 19,
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Watched as the defendant rode off on a bicycle. The officer contacted another
officer, then as the defendant came back down the street apprehended him
and found a piece of crack cocaine in the defendant's hat. The defendant
entered a plea of not guilty and pretrial conference was set for May 14. 2001.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Roberts, Dona Marge.: Charged with sale of controlled substance. According
to the probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On March 8.
2001, officers of the Franklin County Sheriffs Ofice Narcotics Unit were con-
ducting controlled buys of illegal narcotics in Carrabelle. A confidential infor-
mant was equipped with audio surveillance equipment, made contact, and
purchased two rocks of what was later identified as crack cocaine. The defen-
dant entered a plea of not guilty and pretrial conference was set for May 14.
2001. After a motion for pretrial release, bail was reduced to $10,000, defen-
dant was released on bail and equipped with an electronic monitor and re-
stricted to parent's home or work. Steiger represented the defendant.
Sanders, Mildred: Charged with attempted burglary of a dwelling. According
to the probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On February 9.
2001, the defendant was found with a knife she had used to gain entrance to
a house and with a jewelry box containing jewelry and a homemade pipe of
the fashion used to smoke cocaine. When she was seen by the owner of the
house, she ran, throwing the box in the bushes The defendant entered a writ-
ten plea of not guilty and pretrial conference was set for May 14. 2001. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Suddeth, Shermaine: Charged with aggravated battery on pregnant victim.
Probable cause previously published. The state chose not to prosecute.
Thompson, Donnie H.: Charged with uttering forged check, resisting arrest
without violence, attempted burglary of a structure, and criminal mischief
$200 to $1,000. According to the probable cause report, the following alleg-
edly occurred: On February 27, 2001, an officer was called to investigate a
loud noise in the vicinity of Special Occasions Florist and Gift Shop, where he
found broken glass in an attempted entry of the building. The neighbor iden-
tified the defendant as the person he saw walking away from the area. On
March 6, 2001, an officer was called to Apalachicola State Bank where a check
the defendant had attempted to cash had been identified as stolen. After being
told he was under arrest, the defendant resisted being handcuffed. On March
12, 2001, defendant was charged with cashing two forged checks, both in the
name of Bay Community School, which when contacted reported he had not
done any plumbing work for the school and had not been issued any checks.
A plea of not guilty was filed and arraignment was set for May 14. 2001.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Tirado, Jeremy Lee: Charged with possession of controlled substance. Ac-
cording to the probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On
February 6, 2001, defendant's driver's license was being checked at a traffic
stop in Apalachicola when officers saw what appeared to be crack cocaine
under his right leg. After being arrested for attached tag not assigned and
expired tag the substance was tested positive as crack cocaine. A written plea
of not guilty was filed and pretrial conference set for May 14, 2001. Atty. Hoot
Crawford represented the defendant.
Washington, Keturah: Charged with aggravated battery on pregnant victim.
Probable cause previously published. The state chose not to prosecute.

Ahrent, Deidra: Charged with possession of firearm by convicted felon. The
state chose not to prosecute. Atty. William Webster represented the defen-
Allen, Michael A. Sr.: Charged with lewd or lascivious molestation. Pretrial
conference set for May 14 and trial by jury set for May 16. 2001. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Amison, Lawanda L.: Charged with four counts of uttering a forged check.
Pretrial conference April 16,2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the de-
Bass, Christopher S.: Charged with felony fleeing or attempt to elude and
driving while license suspended or revoked. Defendant pled no contest to counts
one and two, was adjudicated guilty, ordered to serve 90 days, with credit for
time served 90 days, 24 months, probation to run consecutive to Department
of Corrections sentence currently being served, to pay $295 court costs, to
obtain valid driver's license and comply with standard drug conditions.
Braswell, Marvin D.: Charged with grand theft. Pretrial conference held April'
16, with trial set for May 14, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Brown, Elijah: Charged with burglary of a dwelling, resisting arrest without
violence, criminal mischief under $200, leaving the scene of accident with
injuries and violation of probation. Trial set for June 8, 2001. Atty. Barbara
Sanders represented the defendant.
Carmichael, James Lee: Charged with driving while license suspended felony
and driving under the influence. Trial set for May 14, 2001. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
Castor, Scott: Charged with lewd and lascivious act in the presence of child
under 16 and contributing to the delinquence of a minor. Defendant pled no
contest, waived presentence investigation, adjudicated guilty, given 50 months
,probation, 26 months Wakulla or-26 months Department of Corrections fol-
lowed by two years probation; to pay $295 court costs, standard drug condi-
tions. Steiger represented the defendant.
Causey, Eric M.: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon, bat-
tery domestic violence. Pretrial conference continued to May 14, with trial set
for May 16, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Clark, Jennifer: Charged with uttering a forged check. In pretrial conference
bond called and defendant held for 'trial. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented
the defendant.

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Collins, William J.: Charged with grand theft. Defendant entered a plea of
not guilty. A public defender is to be appointed, with trial set for May 14.
Croom, Twoyne S.: Charged with child abuse and battery domestic violence.
Trial set for May 14, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Davis, Clint: Charged with dealing stolen property, possession of controlled
substance, possession of less than 20 grams marijuana, possession of drug
paraphernalia. Also charged with battery on law enforcement officer in proba-
tion hearing. Trial set for May 14, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented
the defendant.
Edwards, Ross Wayne: Charged with battery and aggravated battery with
deadly weapon. Defendant pled no contest, was adjudicated guilty, given two
years probation, and ordered to have no contact with victim Stephanie Atkinson.
restitution reduced to civil judgment at a later date. Atty. William Webster
represented the defendant.
Estes, Robert C.: Charged with kidnapping, two counts of sexual battery by
threats reasonably believed, aggravated assault with deadly weapon, and ag-
gravated battery with deadly weapon. Hearings set for May 14. with pretrial
conference July 16 and trial July 18, 2001. Atty. John C. Kenney represented
defendant on charge of aggravated assault with deadly weapon Atty. Barbara
Sanders represented the defendant on other charges.
Griggs, Demar L: Charged with kidnapping to facilitate felony, sexual bat-
tery, lewd or lascivious molestation, and lewd lascivious act in presence of
child under 16. Show cause hearings held April 16, with trial set for May 14.
2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Larimore, William E: Charged with murder first degree. In hearing April 16.
bond was set at $100,000, with orders to report monthly to Franklin County
Sheriffs Office, and have no contact with victim or family. Trial was set for
May 14, 2001. Atty. Stephen S. Dobson II represented the defendant.
Laye, Calvin: Charged with kidnapping to facilitate felony, sexual battery.
and lewd or lascivious molestation. Trial set for May 14, 2001. Atty. William
Webster represented the defendant.
McMahon, Glen: Charged with aggravated battery great bodily harm. Pretrial
conference continued to May 14, with trial set for May 16, 2001. Atty. William
Webster represented the defendant.
Melton, George Lindsey: Charged with lewd and lascivious assault or act,
and battery. Defendant pled no contest on false imprisonment charge. He was
adjudicated guilty on other charges and was ordered to spend 248 days injail.
with credit for time served 248 days in jail, two years probation, no contact
with victim or her family, to pay $295 court costs and standard drug condi-
tions. Steiger represented the defendant.
O'Neal, Michael: Charged with two counts of arson in the first degree and
retaliation against a witness. Pretrial conference continued until May 14. Bar-
bara Sanders represented the defendant.
Pennington, Dustin Wayne: Charged with possession of controlled substance.
Defendant pled no contest, was adjudicated guilty and ordered to serve 30
days in jail, with two years probation, to pay $295 court costs and standard
drug conditions. Atty. Clifford Davis represented the defendant.
Rogers, Douglas Hagood: Charged with sexual act with child under 16 years
of age. Trial by jury set for April 18, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Sanders, Delanta Lionel: Charged with burglary of structure while armed
and with possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell. Pled no contest and
was adjudicated guilty on both charges, received deferred sentence of 48 months
in Department of Corrections followed by two years probation, standard drug
conditions, with credit for time served 250 days; was adjudicated guilty of
violation of probation, with sentence deferred. Atty. John C. Kenny repre-
'sented the defendant.
Sherlock, Stanley R.: Charged with grand theft and worthless check over
$150. Pretrial conference set for May 14, with trial set for May 16, 2001. Atty.
William Webster represented thedefendant.
Strickland, Cecil: Hearing held April 16, with defendant retained in Franklin
County Jail until end of week. Atty. James C. Banks represented the defen-
Suddeth, Glenn L. Jr.: Charged with armed robbery with firearm. Trial set
for May 14, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Walker, John W.: Charged with resisting officer with violence. Trial set for
May 14, 2001. Atty. Clyde M. Taylor, Jr., represented the defendant.
Wallace, Rufus: Charged with aggravated assault on law enforcement officer.
aggravated assault with deadly weapon, and resisting officer with violence.
Pretrial conference continued until May 14 with trial set for May 16. 2001.
Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
White, Damien: Charged with possession with intent to sell cannabis, aggra-
vated battery greatbodily harm, and burglary of a dwelling Pied no contest to
possession of.less than 20 grams of cannabis adjudicated guilty\ .ilh one
year probation, randiii'testing-, and 8250 inrt. Dcp'o'itions on other charges
set'for May 30' 2001."Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant
Williams, Deon: Charged with battery on law enforcement officer, resisting
officer with violence, and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Trial
set for June 8, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.

Brock, Kenneth: Charged with grand theft auto. Next hearing May 14, 2001.
Campbell, Eric Leo: Charged with criminal mischief third degree felony, and
grand theft. Hearing continued to May 14, 2001. Steiger represented the de-
Dillon, Daniel A.: Charged with grand theft. Adjudicated guilty of violation of
probation, ordered to serve 22 months in the Department of Corrections with
credit for time served 381 days and in civil judgment ordered to comply with
financial obligations. Steiger represented the defendant.
Duncan, Richard: Charged with possession of cannabis more than 20 grams.
Found in violation of probation and ordered a year administrative probation.
with credit for time served 162 days. Next hearing set for May 14. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Flowers, Lance: Charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding police officers.
Atty. John C. Kenny represented the defendant.
Langley, George Franklin: Charged with lewd and lascivious assault or act.
Hearing continued to June 16, 2001. Steiger -epresented the defendant.
Miller, William B. IV: Charged with grand theft third degree and burglary of a
structure. A motion was made to withdraw violation of probation if negative
urinalysis. If positive urinalysis revoke release on recognizance. Atty. J. Gor-
don Shuler represented the defendant.
Nowling, John: Charged with resisting officer with violence. Found in viola-
tion of probation which was extended a year and random testing ordered.
Atty. J. Gordon Shuler represented the defendant.
Parramore, Floyd B.: Charged with violation of probation. Admitted viola-
tion, ordered to serve six months in jail, with six months probation, with
credit for time served 69 days.
Richardson, Aldophus C.: Charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious
assault or act and murder second degree. Violation of probation hearing con-
tinued until July 7. 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Romeka, William T.: Charged with felony fleeing or attempt to elude. Proba-
tion was reinstated. Atty. William E. Whitlock represented the defendant.
Simmons, Roy Lee: Charged with arson. Fount in violation, probation ex-
tended for year, with early term in six months if all monies paid. Steiger rep-
resented the defendant.
Smith, Preston Wayne: Charged with possession of firearm on school prop-
erty. Hearing continued to May 14, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Suddeth, Glen L. Jr.: Charged with sale of crack cocaine. Hearing continued
to May 14, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Tarantino, Thomas C.: Charged with grand theft. Found in violation of pro-
bation. Ordered to Franklin County Jail with probation resumed upon release
and all prior conditions reimposed and credit for time served 118 days. Atty.
J. Gordon Shuler represented the defendant.
Thompson, Donnie H.: Charged with two counts of uttering a forged check.
Hearing on violation of probation continued to May 14, 2001.
Tolliver, George Julius: Charged with sale of crack cocaine. Hearing dis-
missed. Defendant in custody of Department of Corrections.
Whiddon, Amanda June: Charged with grand theft. Found in violation, adju-
dicated guilty, probation extended for one year. Atty. J. Gordon Shuler repre-
sented the defendant.

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Number of "A" and "B"
Schools Increased
By Tom Campbell
Education Commissioner Charlie
Crist announced May 3 0, 200 1,
that Florida's Schools have dem-
onstrated "a three-year trend of
improvement in student perfor-
mance." Crist said, "Our
hard-working public school
teachers, students, parents and
administrators get credit for these
He continued, "The number of'A'
and 'B' schools has increased, and
the number of 'D' and 'F' schools
has decreased."
Governor Jeb Bush's A Plus Plan
challenged the Florida Education
Commissioner to "leave no child
According to Crist, overall more
schools raised their grades. Over
three years, the number of "A" and
"B" schools has steadily in-
creased. according to Crist's re-
port. In 1999, 21 percent were "A"
and "B"; in 2000, 35 percent; and
in 2001, 41 percent.
Over the same three years, the
number of "D" and "F" schools
steadily decreased:
* 1999-28%
The number of middle schools
receiving "A" more than doubled
(15 5 in 2001 vs. 73 in 2000). The
number of high schools receiving
"A" increased five times (50 in
2001 vs. 10 in 2000).
"Socioeconomic status is not a
factor in a child's ability to learn,"
said Crist. "This data puts that
myth to rest."
Of schools earning an "F" during
any prior year, there are currently
no repeat "F" schools:
1999 80 total (78, plus two
"critically low" from previous year)
2000- 4
2001 Potentially none (pending
Schools have 30 days to provide
additional information or to ap-

Elementary Schools 2000 2001 School
Accountability Report
%Level % Level % % % 3 and
SchooU 2d 3 and Level Level Above Estimated
S oLowest 2and 3an
District School Grade YeaReadin Above Above Above Above nAT Tested
Number LReadingCAT FCAT FCAT CA FCAT Tested
Lel(s) Reading Reading Math Math
State Totals : 2001 22- 78 61+ 82 55+ 90+ (98)
State Totals 2000 24 76 59+ 82 52+ 86+ (99)
FRANKLIN GHSCHOOL D 2001 .. 78 56+ 50- 31 i1+ (96)
FRANKLIN HIGHSCHOOL 2000 54- 50+ 78 15 32- (96)
FRANKLIN ENTARY D 2001 71 55+ 53- 28 71+ (96)
FRANKLIN SCHOOEMENT C 2000 79 55+ 62 13 90+ (100)
FRANKLIN EEENTARY A 2001 86 67+ 97 78+ 98+ (98)
FRANK ELEMENTARY C 2000 82 61+ 92 42 97+ (98)
-+= Meets Hgher Performing Cneria -." Below Minimum Perormance Criteda = No Improvement (Level 1) No
Improvement (Level 1 + Level 2) "..= Fewer than 30 in Levels 1 & 2

Middle Schools 2000 2001 School Accountability

% % %.3
% Leel %Level Level Level and Estimated
Above Abd 2and 3and Above Percent
Above Above Above Above on Tested
Reading Reading Math Math Writing
7o 51S. 84 63+ 94+ (971

State totals au0 2 7i -, 0 ..- -
State Totals 2000 23 77 47 80 59+ 95+ (98)
FRANKLIN HIGH CHOOL C 2001 58 72 42 80 44 95+ (95)

FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL D 2000 78 62 22 59- 33 100+ (97)

-* Meets Higher Performing Cnltera "-"= Below Minimum Performance Criteria No Improvement (Level 1) = No
Imprvement (Level 1 + Level 2) *.." Fewer than 30 in Levels 1 & 2

High Schools 2000 2001 School Accountability
%In %Level %Level % % %
Schoo2es and 3and Level Level and Estimated
District School Grade Year Above Above Above Percent
LRe Above Above Above Above on Tested
Number Readiv g FCAT FCAT CAT FCAT FCAT este
Levels) Reading Reading Math Math Writing
State Totals 2001 26 74 40 87 68+ 93+ (94)
State Totals 2000 29 71 32 80 57+ 92+ (95)
FRANKLIN HIGHSCHOOL C 2001 64 72 36 82 57+ 94+ (91)
FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL D 2000 91 44- 9 47- 19 81+ (99)
FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL I 2001 .. 63 22 73 43 80+ (88-)
FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL D 2000 44- 11 85 33 93+ (91)
(19001s) I
"" Meets HOPerrforming Citeria '- = Below Minimum Peformance Critera - No Improvement (Level 1) No
Improvement (Level 1 + Level 2) "..'- Feer than 30 in Levels 1 & 2


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peal their grades prior to final
grade assessment.
School grades are one element of
the Bush/Brogan A Plus Plan for
Education that was enacted by
the Florida Legislature in 1999.
Each year since 1999, the crite-
ria have been refined and im-
proved. The 2002 school grades
will incorporate a "substantial
enhancement by moving to an-
nual learning gains. This will
show how individual students in
grades 3 through 10 are progress-
ing from one year to the next.
Schools that earned "A" or in-
creased student performance
enough to move up at least one
letter grade are eligible to receive
a reward of $100 per student as
part of the state's School Recog-
nition Program. Currently there
are 568 schools that earned an
"A" and 629 schools that im-
proved their grades by at least one
letter grade.
Schools were first ranked begin-
ning in the 1995-96 school year,
using Levels I 4. The "A" "F"
grading system was first used for
the 1998-99 school year.
School grades are posted at
wwwmyflorida.com and
on the department's Website.
It is interesting to note that in the
Gadsden County District, Greens-
boro Elementary School was listed
as one of the "D" to "A" Schools.
According to the School Account-
ability Report, number of schools
by grade showed:
Grade A = 363 Elementary, 155
Middle, 50 High, with a State To-
tal of 568.
Grade B = 332 Elementary, 77
Middle, 20 High, with a State To-
tal of 429.
Grade C = 618 Elementary, 42
Middle, 32 High, State Total of
Grade D = 219 Elementary, 42
Middle, 32 High, State Total of
There were no "F" schools.
Incomplete or appeals: 3 Elemen-
tary, 4 Middle, 22 High, State To-
tal 29.
The following charts show
Franklin's Accountability Reports.



By Bonnie Segree
The Franklin County Adult Lit-
eracy Department held a gradua-
tion celebration for their GED
graduates on May 24 at the East-
point Fire House. Food and door
prizes were donated by local btsi-
nesses. We were proud to have a
total of 24 students receive their
GED this year. Several of our
graduates have gone on to college,
or entered vocational schools.
County Commission Chairman
Eddie Creamer presented each of
the graduates with a congratula-
tory certificate.
Entertainment was provided by
Dr. Tom Adams on his keyboard.
Dr. Adams is also a member of our
LVA board and a volunteer with
our department. A poem entitled
"You Never Know" was read by Ms.
Liz Sisung, another Volunteer and
Board member.
Kenia Anzaldi and Susette Davis,
VISTA volunteers along with the
rest of the staff, Pam May, Wendy
Smith, Donna Thompson, Kitty
Whitehead, and Bonnie Segree,
spent the day decorating and
gathering food for the party. A
good time was had by all who at-
tended. We are looking forward to
having a celebration for more
graduates next year.
Many thanks to these local busi-
nesses who provided the food for
the party. Without people like
these, we could not do the things
we do for our local people. Dolores'
Sweet Shoppe, Subway, Risa's
Pizza, Gulfside IGA, Brenda
Coulter, Barber's Seafood,
Sharon's Place, Rick's BP and
Deli, Papa's Pizza, Julia Mae's,
C-Quarters, Sherry Rankin, The
Flour Mill, and Dock of the Bay,
and Barbara Revell.

FWC Resolves

Various Issues

At Palm Beach


IThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) ap-
proved a new manatee-protection
rule for Brevard County during its
May 23-25 meeting at Palm Beach
Manatee-protection measures
now include addition of a
slow-speed zone (with a 25 mph
zone in the Intracoastal Waterway
channel) in the southern and
eastern sections of Turnbull Ba-
sin. Also, Commissioners ap-
proved addition of slow-speed
shoreline buffers, 500 -1,000 feet
wide, along most of the Indian
River shorelines between S.R. 528
and Grant.
Regarding marine fisheries, the
FWC approved new rules to be-
gin the process of reducing the
number of lobster traps in Florida
waters by 4 percent annually un-
til the total number of traps is
down to 400,000. Reductions will
occur first during trap certificate
transfers and penalty actions.
Further reductions will take place
only if the initial process fails to
reach the 4 percent annual tar-
get, and then will be applied to
all lobster fishers on a pro rata
basis. This approach will replace
the 10 percent lobster trap reduc-
tion previously scheduled to oc-
cur this year.
The Commission heard a prelimi-
nary stock assessment of Florida's
pompano fishery and established
new rules to manage the commer-
cial harvest of the species. New
rules provide that qualified fish-
ermen-may harvest pompano with
gill nets in federal waters adjacent
to state waters under certain con-
ditions, which include pompano
endorsement or special activity
license, vessel length, net specifi-
cation, and landings require-
ments, Eligible fishermen also will
be able to possess a gill net and
pompano in specified state and
adjacent federal waters. Commer-
cial fishermen who do not possess
a pompano endorsement or spe-
cial activity license will be sub-
ject to existing gear limitations, as
well as a daily harvest, possession

The Franklin Chronicle

fishing in state waters, so it will
be illegal to possess gill nets and
pompano at the same time.
The new rule places a
250-fish-per-vessel limit for pom-
pano caught by licensed commer-
cial fishermen in state waters us-
ing hook and line or cast net gear.
In addition, the new rule prohib-
its fish dealers from buying more
than 250 pompano per day from
any commercial fisherman unless
the fisherman possesses the per-
mits required to catch pompano
in federal waters.
The new rule, which takes effect
July 1, also establishes criteria for
commercial fishermen and their
vessels to qualify for licenses to
fish for pompano with gill nets.
"Hopefully, this new rule is going
to serve the ethical commercial
fishermen by ending some of the
illegal pompano fishing in state
waters that robs honest,
hard-working fishermen of their
livelihood," Meehan said. "Also, it
ensures that gill netting pompano
in federal waters is limited to
genuine commercial fishermen
who can document that they meet
the criteria for this fishery."

New Rule




A new rule, passed by the Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC), will limit gill net
fishermen to a 50-mile zone where
they can fish in federal waters and
where they can return to port with
pompano aboard.
"We're tying to address some of
the questions that arise as a re-
sult of this new rule," FWC Chair-
man David Meehan said. "It's im-
portant that commercial fisher-
men and the public understand
how it's going to work. We're dis-

and sale limit of 250 fish caught
per vessel in state waters. Certain
pompano bycatch allowances will
also apply. The FWC also ap-
proved rules regarding the artifi-
cial reef grants-in-aid program,
and removal of some potential
barriers to net fishing by persons
with disabilities. In addition, the
Commission approved rules re-
garding implementation of the
appeals process and other com-
ponents of the stone crab trap
reduction program However, fish-
ermen will not be required to have
tags on stone crab traps until Oct.
1, 2002, and the current morato-
rium on the issuance of new stone
crab endorsements will be ex-
tended until July 1, 2002.
In other marine fisheries actions,
Commissioners directed staff to
schedule public workshops and
final public hearings in Septem-
ber on proposed rules to reduce
the length of weekend closures to
commercial mullet fishing, and
provide that enforcement of the
oyster minimum size limit be con-
ducted on the water only. The
Commission also directed staff to
schedule a final public hearing in
September on a proposed rule to
allow anglers and spear fishers to
harvest ocean triggerfish, and to
schedule public workshops and
develop recommendations to
manage snook in southwest
The Commission listened to re-
ports concerning the pros and
cons of marine-life feeding and
heard recommended guidelines
from scuba divers who take part
in dives during which they feed
sharks, individuals who operate
such dive tours and from parties
who believe the practice should
not be allowed for ecological and
public safety reasons. The Com-
mission directed staff to review
and refine the guidelines and re-
schedule the issue for the Sep-
tember Commission meeting.
The Commission recognized com-
missioners Barbara Barsh and
Tony Moss, whose terms expire
Aug. 1, Bob Black who is the
Commission's Hunter Education
Volunteer of the Year and Kenneth
D. Haddad who has served simul-
taneously as director of the FWC's
Florida Marine Research Institute
and interim director of the Divi-
sion of Marine Fisheries for the
past 10 months.


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Second Circuit Court from Page 9
Yarell, Leroy: Charged with sale of cocaine. Found in violation, adjudicated
guilty, probation extended two years in Department of Corrections to run con-
current with any active sentence being served.

Keith, Jason: Charged with leaving scene of accident with injuries. Restitu-
tion hearing continued to May 14, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented
the defendant.
Laye, Katherine: Charged with dealing in stolen property. Motion for pretrial
release denied, evaluation ordered, with hearing continued to May 14, 2001.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Melton, George: Charged with lewd and lascivious assault or act and battery.
Motion heard to sever charges. Steiger represented the defendant.
Pedrick, Lewis: On motion for pretrial release ordered $10,000 bail, elec-
tronic monitor, full-time employment.
Pumphrey, James J. Jr: Charged with battery. On motion to terminate pro-
bation, ordered to have no contact with victim. Steiger represented the defen-

Chastain, James M.: Charged with delivery of a controlled substance to mi-
nor and criminal solicitation. Jury trial set for July 18, 2001. Atty. Barbara
Sanders represented the defendant.
Edwards, Ross Wayne: Charged with battery and aggravated battery with
deadly weapon. Found guilty on battery charge. State chose not to prosecute
on charge of aggravated battery with deadly weapon. Atty. William Webster
represented the defendant.
Goodin, Charles L.: Charged with failure to appear for jury duty.
Suddeth, Glenn L. Jr.: Charged with armed robbery with firearm. Pretrial
conference set for May 14, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the de-

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tributing tact sheets and taking
other steps to get the word out
Under the old rule, pompano fish-
ermen could fish anywhere in fed-
eral waters and return to port
anywhere in Florida, making it
difficult to enforce the prohibition
on gill net fishing in Florida wa-
ters. Gill nets are legal in federal
waters-nine nautical miles off
shore in the Gulf of Mexico and
three nautical miles off shore in
the Atlantic. Use of gill nets or en-
tangling nets is prohibited in state
waters, but vessels that use them
legally In federal waters could le-
gally return to port as long as they
didn't stop in state
Meehan said the 50-mile zone
between Cape Sable and Hurri-
cane Pass in southwest Florida
includes a documented pompano
fishery in federal waters.
"We may establish legal zones in
other parts of the state when- we
can document more pompano
fisheries in federal waters."
Meehan said. "The new rule also
provides that vessels that return
to port in areas outside the zones
will be presumed to have been

Thp Franklin Chronile

FWC Offers Five-Year Freshwater

Fishing License Bonus Package

For the fifth consecutive year, the
Florida Fish and Wildlife. Conser-
vation Commission (FWC) will of-
fer anglers a five-year freshwater
fishing license bonus package.
Anyone who buys a five-year
freshwater fishing license during
June and July will receive a bo-
nus package with fishing tackle
and magazines worth more than
the license's cost ($61.50). Pur-
chase of lifetime licenses and
five-year combination licenses
that include freshwater fishing
privileges also are eligible for this
promotion. In addition, the pack-
age will include special deals and
rebate offers. In effect, you get five
years worth of freshwater fishing
virtually for free.
Bob Wattendorf, of the FWC's Di-
vision of Freshwater Fisheries
said, The bonus package has been
expanded and improved this year
because of the popularity of the
promotion. This year the special
deal will be offered during June
and July, to take advantage of
some of the extra promotional
opportunities associated with
National Fishing and Boating
Week (www.nationalfishingand
boatingweek.org), which is June
"Major manufacturers and local
companies teamed up to make
this offer for the first time in
1997," Wattendorf said. "The re-
sult was a six-fold increase in
five-year freshwater fishing li-
cense sales. Since then as word
has spread about the offer, we
have sold as many as 12 times the
normal number of licenses dur-
ing this promotion. At the same
time tackle manufacturers, pub-
lishers and other participants get
to put their products in the hands
of dedicated anglers who are likely
to spend thousands of dollars
during the next five years on their

In addition, popular Florida fish-
ing destinations are being high-
lighted by convention and visitors'
bureaus from Central Florida, Lee
Island Coast, Kissimmee/St.
Cloud and Seminole County each
of which have included a free gift
for five-year license buyers.
Licenses can be purchased from
an on-line vendor (such as
eAngler.com where a $1.95 sur-
charge applies, and if you act be-
fore June 15 they'll enter you into
a drawing for a free Cobia boat,
engine and trailer), through
FWC's instant license number
(call 1-888-FISH-FLOrida, a $3.95
surcharge applies to these credit
card transactions) or at your lo-
cal tax collector's office. You can
start fishing right away, and an
attractive plastic license along
with your bonus package will be
mailed to you within a month to
six weeks. If that is not incentive
enough, five-year and lifetime li-
censes, automatically cover any
fee increases that may occur be-
fore the license expires.
You can purchase the license dur-
ing June or July and set the acti-
vation date for as long as 60 days
after you make the purchase if
your current license has not ex-



Cedar Key

UF Teams Up With
USDA To Address
Shellfish Research
A research grant was recently
awarded to the University of
Florida Agricultural Experiment
Station by the U.S. Department
of Agriculture, Cooperative State
Research, Education, and Exten-
sion Service. These federal funds
were allocated to address priority
needs of the shellfish and food fish
aquaculture industries in Florida
and should continue for several
years. Congressman Allen Boyd,
Jr., a friend of aquaculture, was
instrumental in securing this fed-
eral commitment and partner-
Also in support of aquaculture,
UF/IFAS has identified program
areas that warrant special atten-
tion in the years to come. They
include: water quality and man-
agement, global competitiveness,
and food technologies. In addi-
tion, aquaculture advisory com-
mittees have identified areas of
immediate concern. The following
research projects addressing
shellfish aquaculture will be ini-
tiated this year:
* Expert Assistance and Distance
Identification Network (EADIN). A
system and protocol for rapid dis-
tance identification of biological
samples, in particular phy-
toplankton, will be developed.
This will link shellfish aquacul-
ture industry members with ex-
perts on the ecology and biology
of their region. Preliminary In-
vestigation of Blood Ark and Pon-
derous Ark Culture Procedures
for hatchery seed production of
two potential commercial bivalve
species will be developed. Their
growth and survival under com-
mercial conditions will be evalu-

* Genetic Issues in Hard Clam
Aquaculture: Molecular genetic
techniques will be developed and
used to examine the issue of hard
clam stock diversity.
Impact of Temperature Acclima-
tion on Clam Shelf Life and Bac-
terial Content during Summer
Harvest. Previously developed dry
tempering methods will be refined
to increase clam survival in refrig-
erated storage.
The microbial consequences of
tempering will be assessed to en-
sure a safe and high quality'
product.: ' !- "

This collaboration presents an
opportunity for UF and USDA to
make a long-term commitment in
addressing pertinent research
needs of the shellfish culture in-
dustry. Industry participation and
involvement is critical in all
phases. Information generated
from these research projects will
be made available through the
shellfish aquaculture extension
Leslie Sturmer
Waterworks Vol. 5, No. 2

Sam Mitchell




Teachers, Just Point and
Aquaculture is increasingly being
incorporated into the classroom
at all grade levels-not only as
vocational training but also as an
excellent teaching tool that inte-
grates math, science, art, social
science, language arts, environ-
mental awareness, life skills, and
Students practice theory through
hands-on applications that in-
crease understanding and skill
levels. However, integrating
aquaculture into the classroom
can be a daunting task for teach-
ers new to the subject. Fortu-
nately, with the growth of the
Internet, great information is at
your fingertips. Here are a few
good websites to check out.
* UF/1FAS aquaculture publica-
tions can help in the technical
aspects of planning and operat-
ing an aquaculture facility. They
can be downloaded for free from
the web. (Feel free to make copies
for your students.)
http: //edis. ifas. ufl1. edu/
* At the AquaNIC website you'll.
find discussion groups, publica-
tions, and links to more aquacul-
ture sites than you can imagine:
* Over 150 aquaculture publica-
tions can be found at the USDA's
Regional Aquaculture Center site.
Click on the Southern region for
publications most applicable to
our region. Materials are free and
can be copied:
The University of Arizona in Tuc-
son has developed many aquac-
ulture programs and materials for
teachers and students including
an Aquaculture in the Classroom
* The table of contents and order -
ing information for Aquaculture
and Fisheries Management: Re-
newable Natural Resources Stu-
dent Reference (Dept. of Ag. Edu-
cation/Univ. of Arizona) can be
found at the following site. The
book includes sections on exter-
nal fish anatomy, fish pathology,
water quality, fisheries manage-
ment, aquaculture systems, hy-
droponics, production manage-
ment, and more:
* The National Council for Agri-
cultural Education has many
publications available for aquac-
ulture in the classroom, some of
which can be downloaded for free!
Ordering information for other
publications by the Council such.
as the hefty Aquaculture Curricu-
lum Guide and Aquaculture "How
To" manuals can also be found:
* Be sure to incorporate informa-
tion specific to Florida by visiting
two Florida Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Service
sites. Learn about our recently


Under Florida Statutes "Self
Service Storage Facility" Act
83.801-83.809, Bluff Road
Storage will sell, for cash, to
the highest bidder, the con-
jents of the following storage
units, on June 30, 2001. The
public sale will be conducted
at Bluff Road Storage, 1001
Bluff Road, Apalachicola,
Florida at 9:00 a.m. Owner
may redeem unit contents
prior to sale date and time,
cash only! Bluff Road Storage
reserves the right to bid.
Lakeshia Collins, Contents-

Shirley Bauchem, Contents--
Wanda DeBarge, Contents--

streamlined permitting process
including Best Management Prac-
tices and the Aquaculture Certi-
fication program at the Division
of Aquaculture
http: //www.florida
* You'll find colorful Florida pro-
motional and marketing materi-
als, a product suppliers directory
terrific recipes (get the culinary
arts class involved!) and species
brochures with nutritional, infor-
mation, buying and preparation
tips at the Bureau of Seafood and
Aquaculture Marketing site:
* Find out the who, what, and
where of Florida's aquaculture
products by checking out the lat-
est review of the industry con-
ducted by the Florida Agricultural
Statistics Service:
Debbie Britt-Pouder
Waterworks, Vol. 5, No. 2

Library News

The regular monthly meeting of
the Franklin County Public Li-
brary Advisory Board will be held
on Monday, June 18th at 5:30
p.m. in the Eastpoint Branch of
the Library on Island Drive. The
public is welcome to attend.
"Start at the Library, Go Any-
where" is the Florida Library
Youth Program theme this year at
the Franklin County Public Li-
brary Summer Reading Program
scheduled to begin on June I 8th
and to continue for six consecu-
tive weeks. The fun-filled summer
program for children in grades
K-6 is designed to inspire a life-
long love of reading and books.
Children will receive special read-
ing certificates at the end of the
Students who are in K-3rd grade
can attend in Carrabelle and
Eastpoint library branches on
Tuesday and Wednesdays from
10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Grades
4-6 participant session in Carra-
belle and Eastpoint is on Thurs-
days and Fridays from 12:30 p.m.
- 2:00 p.m. WINGS will immedi-
ately follow the Summer Reading
Program at the library branches
on Thursday and Fridays from
2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Apalachicola children from K-6
can attend on Tuesdays, Wednes-
days, and Thursdays from 10:00
a.m. to 11:30 am, at the library's
program site in the Holy Family
Center on Avenue K and 7th
Street in Apalachicola. WINGS
hours for Apalachicola will be
announced. Registration for all
programs is required. The Sum-
mer Reading 'Program is spon-
sored by the J. Ben Watkins
Foundation. There is no charge to
participants. For more informa-
tion call Eileen Annie at
670-8151, Carolyn Sparks at
697-2366, or Gladys Gatlin at
The Franklin County Public Li-
brary will also be conducting
Pre-School Story Time as part of
the Summer Reading Program in
collaboration with the library's
FROG Family Learning Programs.
Contact the library for a sched-


Storytelling from Page 8
ing, speaking, reading and writ-
ing," Palmer said. "The storytelling
process can be used for develop-
ing higher order thinking as well
as inspiring story creativity. Fur-
thermore, it allows opportunities
for students to interact within a
rich multicultural context, thus
promoting respect for diversity."
One such successful literacy pro-
gram is The Parents Power Works
Program in Palm Beach County,
Fla. This program grew out of the
awareness that children need
support from home in order to
improve their literacy skills. Since
1993, this model program has
provided adult education classes,
time for parents and children to
learn together, and opportunities
for parents to volunteer at their
children's schools. The program
has'used storytelling as a com-
ponent of community field trips
and participants who are particu-
larly skilled in storytelling have
been encouraged to visit different
classrooms. The program oper-
ates in two schools and involves
African Americans and Hispanics.



Schedule Begins

The Wilderness Coast .Public Li-
braries' BookMobile begins a new
summer schedule starting June
1. There are some changes in the
schedule-a new look, new stops
in each county, and regular
monthly visits to each stop. In-
stead of every three weeks,
BookMobile patrons will see the
BookMobile once a month, on the
same day of the week each month.
The new schedules are available
at the county libraries in Franklin,
Jefferson, and Wakulla counties.
Current patrons will receive a
schedule in the mail or call 850-
926-4571 to have a schedule
mailed to you.
Your BookMobile-has over 2500
books, audiocassettes, videos and
more-materials for children and
adults, easy books and large
print, popular new titles and old
favorites. The next time you see
the big bus with the yellow sun-
burst on the side, come right
onboard and pick up some sum-
mer reading.

Erosion Study from Page 5

Discussion of Beach Management Alternatives
Table 6.5 summarizes the beach management design alternatives with
the associated benefits and costs, and the relative values. Also pre-
sented are the advantages and disadvantages of each alternative for
the CR-370 revetment and the Bald Point beach segments.
Removal of the revetment should not be considered unless: 1) the
road is relocated further landward (north) as discussed in Section
5.0; and/or, 2) an acquisition program through FEMA and the State
of Florida for lands and structures betweeri R-210 and R-216 is Imple-
Based on the expected performance, benefit to cost ratio, and the
relative value, it appears the most cost-effective alternative for the
CR-370 revetment beach segment would be the construction of the
'T'-head groins with beach fill. Although the initial cost for the 'T'-head
groin project is substantial ($8.4 million) the amortized annual cost
of $817,000 is the least expensive compared to the beach and/or
dune or breakwaters alternatives due to the reduction in mainte-
nance renourishment volumes and associated costs. The second most
favorable would be a beach and dune restoration project without struc-
tures that would require a larger initial and subsequent renourishment
volumes due to the rapid "spreading" losses. The breakwater project
may be too expensive, and the berm (only) project does not provide
an adequate level of storm protection.
Although the dune (only) restoration for the Bald Point beach seg-
ment appears to be the most cost-effective, the alternative does not
mitigate for the historic nor the expected future shoreline erosion. A
dune restoration project may provide adequate protection over the
short-term for the next 10 to 15 years until the usable beach be-
comes too small. At that time a beach berm may need to be added to
widen the berm to maintain a sufficient dune and provide a recre-
ational beach. A beach and dune restoration project would mitigate
for historic and future erosion while providing a level of storm protec-
tion up to a 25-year event. The initial cost of the beach and dune
project is $5.6 million compared to $1.7 million for the dune project.

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ule. In addition, FROG will be ol-
fering its 3rd annual summer tu-
toring sessions for children, adult
learning, and family time activi-
ties at all three sites. Please call
Amanda Loos at 670-4423 to en-
roll your family in FROG and stop
by the library to pick up a sum-
mer schedule.

Franklin County Senior
Citizens Need Your Help!
Franklin County Senior
Citizens Center coordinates
"Meals on Wheels" program
which services over 85
seniors a dayl There's 3 pick-
up sites: Carrabelle,
Eastpoint & Apalachicola. We
are in serious need of
assistance. Please call the
Senior Center at 697-3760
for more information.

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The Franklin Chronicle

From The Cradle To The SLietot

Photo And Story By Brian Goercke

The unfortunate combination of economic stagnation,
governmental mismanagement/corruption and social
apathy have ensured that the streets of Harare, Zimbabwe
will not be free of six and seven-year-old street children
for some time to come. The children featured in this photo
are products of a society which places very little value on
its youth population. Each month, the faces on the street
seem to be younger and younger; as this country remains
entangled in political ignominy, these children are left to
beg for their bread. The relative youthfulness of these
children has both advantages and disadvantages. People
are more inclined to help a six and seven-year-old street
child; however, these same children are often preyed upon
in all manners by the older residents of the streets. There's
no future in this life, but it's becoming a last option for
many of Zimbabwe's children.

A Novel Approach: Drive-in Lumber

New Eastpoint Lumber Company

Coming Online

Competition enters the Eastpoint marketplace

The new G.J. Grace Eastpoint
lumber yard and retail store will
have a "drive-in feature" and a
complete line of lumber products.
when it opens in late July, accord-
ing to Manager Randall Cham-
"We will also have an on site ser-
vice technician for windows,
Hirdes Steele-another first for
this area," Champion said. The
new 17,000 square foot building
and yard will feature a full line of
lumber products, plumbing, elec-
trical, hardware, paint, Marvin
door and windows and Pella doors
and windows.
"We are very customer friendly,"
said Randall Champion, who has
operated lumber yards in Port St.
Joe and Tallahassee over the past
few years. "We're excited about
being here. This is not going to be
a traditional lumber supply store.
You will literally drive through the
warehouse to get your lumber.
There will be a separate, walk-in
hardware store." he said.

Champion expects to be open for
business in late July 2001. A big
grand opening is being planned
even as the steel frame girders
and associated panels are being
erected on site directly south of
the Bay St. George Nursing Home.
Champion added, "We are going
to hire all local people, probably
6-10 persons eventually.
The main building is an ARCO
steel building, selected by the
owners for structural integrity
and the ability to withstand high
speed winds typical of the area.
By next week (June 15th), the
construction crews expect to be
"dried in", working inside the large
structure on about 2.39 acres of
land adjacent to the nursing
home, on the south, on Begonia
Champion concluded, "Our new
lumber company will bring
greater choice in product to this
area; increased choice for build-
ers and do-it-yourselfers. We will
do it best, he said.

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Alligator Point from Page 1
Ken Kimbrew said that the sand
web is a means of beach
renourishment and would be a
coming and going thing. It would
have to be maintained.
There was laughter from the au-
dience when it was stated by Dick
Waters that the engineers did not
know the location of "Mud Cove"
on Alligator Point.
Jimmie Ellis said, "The workshop
should be arranged as fast as we
can, we need to know how many
options we have, makes no sense
to keep on lolly-gagging at
Bunky Atkinson said that the
members should give Sanders the
responsibility to get another meet-
ing at which some solutions could
be made. Sanders told the mem-
bers that she would get to work
on it at once with Alan Pierce.
One resident said, on mention of
Pierce, "He hasn't offered any-
thing new. I am fed up with the
Mr. Pierce and the Corps. We need
to do something quick." He
wanted to know who hired Pierce.
There are several houses that are
in danger right now from the ex-
treme erosion. Two of them are
already being considered for a buy
out to move them.
Among the propositions that have
been made in the past was to
move the road in front of the R.V.
Park further back from the wa-
ter. Also an elevated road be con-
structed if it was left on the shore-
line. The road was not repaired
fully after the last storm. A por-
tion of it began to collapse and the
county had to do an emergency
repair with more rocks. Accord-
ing to Atkinson more is collaps-
ing and more rocks have to be
brought in.
Atkinson said that she felt if mem-
bers would send their own
thoughts to the Governor by
E-Mail or letter it might help.to
move things along.
In other matters:
Tom VanderPlaats said that there
has been a population explosion
of the beach rodents since. a fox
was taken off the Point as endan-
gered. There are still coyotes but
apparently not enough to keep the
population down. Sanders got a
laugh when she proffered some of
the foxes who live in her area.
Beth Hayes asked that poison not
be used.
Kim Poole co-owner of the Marina
with her husband Barry reported
that they are trying to secure per-
mits for the docks and the barn
building. They also have several
ideas on the restaurant.
VanderPlaats asked Cheryl about
the recreational money the county
has and asked if it would not b.
possible to got some beach walkL
overs built.
Taylor Moore said that the Point
used 2 million gallons of water
over Memorial Day weekend. He
said that residents should obey
the restrictions and not water the
grounds, or wash cars and boats.
He said to be especially careful
over the Fourth of July. He re-
ported that the new wells on the
north side of U.S. 98 should be
operative sometime in July.
Ann Marusak agreed to be a di-
rector of APTA.
The membership of APTA stands
at 253. The next regular meeting
will be on July 14.

Noise from Page 2
From the Audience:
Robeluck complained about the
large amount of money that was
sent to Apalachicola for the hos-
pital. A later check with the city
clerk revealed the only money
paid is for a certificate of need at
a cost of $175 to keep the certifi-
cate up to date.

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about 11 hours throughout the
night while Coast Guard rescue
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