Title: Franklin chronicle
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Publication Date: June 13, 2003
Copyright Date: 2003
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Franklin County Tribes

A Report And Commentary By Harriett Beach
The Franklin County Redistricting Workshop held Tuesday, June 3,
2003 at 6:00 PM at the Franklin County Court House emphasized
the lack of county leadership in our elected officials. All five of the
County Commissioners and all of the Franklin County School Board
Members were present at the workshop as well as a good representa-
tion of county voters. Voters from Commissioner Clarence Williams'
district in Apalachicola were the largest group in attendance.
From the discussion among the Commissioners and School Board
Members it was evident that the main concern about any attempt to
redistrict Franklin County along the proscribed lines of a balanced.
population in each district was their personal concern about getting
reelected. When the audience asked for figures and information about
the census population figures and voter registration numbers, none
of the workshop organizers had that information to share with the
group. There were no handouts of information or clear legal advise-
ment from the County Attorney, Mike Shuler and School Board At-
torney, Barbara Sanders. All the county leadership seemed to be con-
fused and concerned about the redistricting.
Many of the Commissioners expressed fear that redistricting would
place them out of their current districts where their core voter base of
family and friends keep them in office. There was also fear that add-
ing more people to certain districts would dilute the vote for the cur-
rent Commissioners. One Commissioner suggested that a little gerry-
mandering of districts would help keep the core voter base intact for
the elected officials. Each of the elected officials indicated that they
wanted to keep their socio-economic district as it is now.
Franklin County is divided into five different tribes each with its own
elected leader and educational representative. West of Apalachicola
Bay is the "Silk Stocking" tribe lead by Jimmy Mosconis and educa-
tor, Jimmy Gander which is quite separate from the "Black" tribe
lead by Clarence Williams and educator Teresa Anra Martin. East of
Apalachicola Bay are the "Fishermen/Island" tribe located in the
western part of Eastpoint and all of St. George Island and lead by
Eddie Creamer and educator, George Thompson. In land running from
the eastern portion of Eastpoint to the western portion of Carrabelle
are located the "Oystermen/Family and Friends" tribe lead by Bevin
Putnal and Educator, Katie McKnight. The "Assorted People" tribe
lead by Cheryl Sanders and Educator, David Hinton live on tribal
lands running from the eastern portion of Carrabelle to Alligator Point.
None of the tribal leaders at the workshop seem to know who or how
many people really live in their tribal districts.
The tribal leaders as they sit together in a joint tribal meeting twice a
month (County Commission meetings) don't function well as a single
county leadership unit. Their tribal district ties narrow their ability to
focus on county issues. When there was an allotment of milled as-
phalt for use over the entire county, "Silk Stocking" tribe leader.
Mosconis, commandeered almost all of it for his tribal district at the
expense of the rest of the county. It will garner him votes as his tribe
remembers who got their streets paved. The rest of the county in the
other four tribes who did not get their streets paved cannot vote for or
against Mosconis.

Harriett Beach

Petty animosities between the tribal leaders make them paralyzed at
times to make intelligent decisions for the county or to even do county
business in a productive way. A rezoning issue in Bevin Putnal's tribal
district rendered the four male tribal leaders speechless' when the
rezoning issue was presented, at a County Commissioner's meeting.
Commissioner Chairman, Cheryl Sanders of the "Assorted People"
tribe had to step down as Chairman in order to make a motion that
the other four tribal leaders did not have the courage or knowledge to
make. They sat frozen, afraid to open their mouths not knowing that
parliamentary procedure required that some motion needed to be
made so a yea or nay vote could be taken to clear the item on the
agenda since no one made a motion to table that item. Or perhaps
they were not afraid or lacking courage but were just behaving like
petty tribal leaders.
It is obvious that the tribal leaders have very little respect for the
people of Franklin County (except for those people in their own tribal
districts). During Commission meetings the tribal leaders, read, snooze
or let their attention wander during discussions and votes. When the
Chairman calls for a vote the audience cannot hear or see how they
are voting as they are so discourteous as to keep on reading or snooz-
ing or in the case of one Commissioner who sits adjusting his false
teeth with his tongue. They either don't want the audience to know
how they voted or they just don't care. When the leaders are afraid to
make an audible vote it leaves the audience to wonder if they made a
"back room" decision and don't have the courage to register an au-
dible vote before an audience.
During the redistricting workshop none of the leaders used a micro-
phone nor did either of the attorneys who said they could be heard.
They could not! Consequently the audience did not hear much of the
discussion between the tribal leaders and the educational officer, as
the acoustics in the room are very bad. Only a very sensitive tape
recorder could pick up the banter between the elected officials and
attorneys. The tape picked up the comment from a School Board
member (spoken in Franklin County patois) that the census indi-
cated that her tribal district now had fewer people then at the previ-
ous census but she knew that her district, "had growed". Another
school board member stated she would like to keep the district lines.'
"the way they is". An audience member whispered, "and people won-
der why we are #2 from the bottom of the list of counties in the state
for quality of education." With educational leaders like this, Franklin
County will soon have the distinction of being on the very bottom of
the list.
The suggestion of county single district voting instead of the current
five districts drew strong negative concern from the elected officials.
Commissioner Williams with his constituency in the audience de-
nounced the thought of single district voting. He told the group that
since Reconstruction times after the Civil war until 1986 when Franklin
County was divided into the five voting districts never had a black
man been elected to office. It was important to the black community
that they keep their black district integrity. Williams said he did not
want for-more people to be added to his district. Williams spoke more
words with more energy at this workshop than he has ever spoken at
any County Commission meeting. Many black people in the audience
voiced the opinion that if they did not have black representatives
there would not be any elected leader who would pay attention to
their concerns.
There was discussion among the male elected officials about the num-
ber of "outsiders" who are moving into Franklin County. There was
fear that the "outsiders" would begin to take over this county espe-
cially now that increased development has began to attract "outsid-
ers" into the area. Mosconis assured the group that this infestation of

"outsiders" is a reality. The only person who could intelligently present
researched proposals for redistricting to the elected officials and au-
. dience was Curtis Spangler, an "outsider" living on St. George Island.
Even though he presented maps showing two possible redistricting
solutions the tribal leaders were not interested in solutions, that might
separate them from their constituencies. When Commissioner Sand-
ers requested copies of the maps for their records, Commissioner
Putnal told her, "the maps belong in the trash can." He did not want
any part of them.
The hour-long workshop closed with a member of William's constitu-
ency telling the elected officials to, "go back and do their homework
and then let the people know what is going on." There were no future
redistricting workshops announced even though the redistricting must
be done by December 31, 2003. Perhaps the leadership hopes the
problem will just go away.
Franklin County deserves leadership that can make intelligent deci-
sions and be informed on the issues that need their attention. The
county needs elected officials who can rise above these archaic tribal
district ties in order to be stewards of all that is good about this
county. This county should not be allowed to flounder in ignorance
while petty squabbles and inflated egos distract the leaders. If the
current leaders cannot rise to higher standards of leadership then
bring on the "outsiders" who care and have the intellectual tools to do
a better job.

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Volume 12, Number 12


Inside This Issue

10 Pages

Franklin County Tribes ........................................ 1
Baptist Church, St. George............................... 1, 3
Ochlockonee River ........................................... 1, 5
Franklin Briefs ..................................................... 2
Special Meeting of County Commission .............. 2
Editorial & Commentary ................................. 3. 4
Carrabelle and Apalachicola Graduations ............ 5
Second Circuit Court Report .......................... 6. 7
Carrabelle City .................'.................................... 7
Protecting Furry Friends ..................................... 8
FCAN ..........................................8........................ 8
Chronicle Bookshop ........................................... 9
Business Card Directory ................................... 10

June 13 26, 2003

Volunteers Come from Alabama & Georgia

First Baptist Church, St. George,

Building A Retreat Facility

Pilings Placed During Week of June 2nd

Additions under construction adjacent to the St. George Baptist Church

Three New Charters For ABC

Schools Submitted To FIran

County School Board

60-Day Deadline Ends Mid-July
Proposed Charters for an ABC Middle School, an ABC High School
and an ABC Technical High School have been submitted for review to
the Franklin County School Board. While the proposed plans for each
school differ, especially in curricular matters, the Franklin County
School Board has 60 days to study the proposals and vote on them.
The lengthy plan for each school has a section on Academic Design
including Mission statements, the educational program and student
assessments to be made. Part II involves governance and manage-
ment, Part III involves finance and facilities, and Part IV details Op-
erations. Each proposals contains lengthy attachments with appro-
priate support documents. Among the eleven attachment sections
are Board policies, evidence of support, organizational structure, es-
timated revenue and budget for five years starting with the school
year 2004-05. All contain statements of student rights and responsi-
bilities and a student code of conduct and a Crisis Management Plan.
There remains provisions for two regularly scheduled school board
meetings before the 60-day review period expires. The School Board's
Director of Administrative Services explained that all of the docu-
ments have been copied and distributed to School Board members
and counsel in anticipation of the formal review expected to be held
before the deadline, in mid-July.

The Ochlockonee River Water

Quality Is Threatened

By Rene Topping
A public meeting held in
Sopchoppy brought out about
twenty residents. The meeting
was at 10 o'clock on Saturday,
May 31 and was sponsored by
Apalachee Ecological Conserv-
ancy (APECO), as part of their
continuing citizen education pro-
This was on the Ochlockonee
River that has its origin in South-
western Georgia and flows 162
miles to the Gulf of Mexico at
Ochlockonee Bay. The river gives
the local residents a lot of recre-
ation opportunities such as swim-
ming, boating and fishing. There
is Commercial fishing for blue
crab, mullet, and other species
are still very .productive in the
Lower Bay and Bay.
Two guest speakers addressed the
group. Holly Blascock-Herod a
Fishery Biologist from the U.S.
Fish and wildlife Service, Panama
City, presented information on
the unique ecology, biology and
plight of Fresh Water Mollusks of
the Ochlockonee. In addition she
explained the USFWS plans for
surveying these unique and
threatened populations of clams
in 2003 and beyond.
The other speaker was Sean
McGlynn, Ph.D. of McGlynn Labo-
ratories in Tallahassee who pre-
sented data collected on the lower
river and the Bay and information
on water quality issues that pres-
ently face the Ochlockonee River
and Bay and what the future
brings. I

Rene Topping
"As a group, North American
freshwater mussel may be the
most endangered group of organ-
isms on the continent," said Mrs.
Herod. There are about 60 spe-
cies in the Apalachicola region,
from the Escambia to the
Suwannee Rivers in Southwest
Alabama. Southwest Georgia and
Northern Florida. "Of the nineteen
(19) species that may occur in the
Ochlockonee River," said Mrs.
Herod. "Three are federally listed
as threatened or endangered. One
of these the Ochlockonee Arc
Mussel has not been reported
since early 1930's and thought to
be extinct."
Of major concern is the impact in
the reduction in water quantity
and flow of the river, caused by
poor agricultural and residential
development practices along the
river and alterations of the natu-
ral drainage system by irrigation
and impoundments.
Continued on Page 5

The more visible aspects of the First Baptist Church Retreat Facility
took shape during this first week of June 2003 as dozens of volun-
teers came to St. George Island to build.
Parents, grandparents' children and grand h ildren r were represented
in the group of volunteers wielding hammers, saws and measure-
ment rules as they assisted in one coordinated group in the con-
struction of the retreat facility.
The Retreat Facility is being erected on thirteen acres of bay front
property at the Church site, St. George Island. Pilings were installed
'in the third week of May. Churches in Alabama and Georgia sent
dozens of volunteers by June 7th to provide volunteer labor. Initially.
a 30-foot by 72-foot building and four sleeping cabins will be con-
structed. Ultimately, there will be ten such cabins. The master plan
calls for an addition to be built on pilings. This building will join the
current sanctuary building and have a connecting foyer. Off from this
new building will be several, individual, 20-foot by 20-foot cabins to
house retreat residents. Each will have private baths and shower and
will house eight persons. Each cabin will have two separate bedroom
areas to allow the versatility to accommodate couples, singles, youth,
pastors and varied groups. When completed, a new church facility
will be constructed on another part of the property.
The current sanctuary will be converted to a common meeting area
for retreat participants. The new building addition will provide edu-
cational and training rooms, as well as retreat office space. The down-
stairs of the present building will convert to a dining hall to support
the facility.
The groundbreaking for these renovated and built facilities was held
May 7. 2003.



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Page 2 13 June 2003


The Franklin Chronicle



June 3, 2003
Present: Commissioner
Eddie Creamer;
Commissioner Cheryl
Sanders (Chair);
Commissioner Jimmy
Mosconis; Commissioner
Bevin Putnal and
Commissioner Clarence

Solid Waste Director
Van Johnson, Director, provided
updated information to the Com-
missioners on the consolidated
solid waste management grant.
After some intense lobbying by the
Small Counties Coalition and Re-
cycle Florida Today, on May 22,
both the Florida House and Sen-
ate agreed to place 6.5 million
dollars in their respective budgets
for the solid waste grant program.
$4 million of the $6.5 with be di-
vided equally between counties
with populations of 100,000 or
less. The remainder will be placed
in a competitive innovative grant
program for solid waste manage-
ment. Once the Governor signs
the budget, Franklin Counties eli-
gible portion will be approximately
$117,647. This amount will com-
bine the functions of the Recycling
and Education, Waste Tire, Litter
Control and Small County grants
that were awarded in previous
Because of this, the Florida De-
partment of Environmental Pro-
tection has already mailed out the
applications for this newly com-
bined grant. The application's due
date is July 1. However, I have the
application completed and ready
for the Chairman's signature this
The Commissioners approved a
motion authorizing the Chair-
man's signature on the grant ap-
The Advanced Environmental
Technologies (AET) proposal in-
volving sampling and lab analy-
sis of the landfill's monitoring sys-
tem in exchange for waiving the
tipping fee. "I have learned that
the continual collection of tipping
fees from the company would be
extremely, beneficial to the
County. The chart below shows
the continual increase in waste
brought to the landfill-for dis-
posal. (See figure 1, below).

Extension Director
Bill Mahon briefed the Commis-
sioners on the Tropicana Public
Speaking Program.
Speech topics included: "My Po-
etry", "Wild Adventures Is A Thrill
Ride", "Little Sister ... My Worst
Nightmare", "Alligators and
Crocodiles", "The War", and "The
Twin Towers".
This year's countywide speech
winners were:
4th/5th Grade Division:
1st Place-Careah Bell: "How To
Make Friends"; 2nd Place-Rob-
ert Osburn: "My Bad Luck"; 3rd
Place-Lakota Humble: "Chess";
4th Place-Wesley Bellew: "The
History Of Taekwondo".
6th Grade Division:
1st Place-Angie Ochala: "Can-
cer"; 2nd Place-Tabitha Hardy:
"Bicycle Safety"; 3rd Place-
Bre'Anna Bryant: "The Worst
Nanny Ever".
It's not just a lot of hot air, say
organizers. "Everyone can relate
to that jittery moment when you
first step in front of a crowd. For
many young people, this contest
is their first experience giving a
speech," said Marilyn Norman,
assistant dean for 4-H youth de-
velopment programs at the Uni-
versity of Florida's IFAS. "Whether
or not they win, writing and de-
livering a speech helps youth
learn valuable life skills that will
benefit them later in life," she
In our community, 247 students
from the ABC, Brown, Carrabelle
and Chapman Elementary
schools were offered the chance
to compete in this year's contest.
More than 128,500 young people
in fourth through sixth grades
attending 800 different schools
statewide participated in the con-

test last year. Fifty out of 67
Florida counties participate annu-
ally in the event.
Tropicana has sponsored the con-
test since 1969 and provides
classroom materials for teachers,
certificates of participation, me-
dallions for school winners,
plaques for county winners, sum-
mer camp scholarships and
Tropicana orange juice refresh-
ments for the county contest.

Over a million students have par-
ticipated in this program since its
Tropicana provides a full schol-
arship to the winning participant
in each division to attend 4-H
County Camp at Camp Timpoo-
chee near Niceville. In addition the
Franklin County Board of County
Commissioners offers a full 4-H
Camp Scholarship to the other
County Speech Finalists.
Based in Brandenton, Fla.,
Tropicana Products, Inc., a divi-
sion of PepsiCo, Inc., is the lead-
ing producer and marketer of
branded fruit juices.
Founded in 1902 as an outreach
to rural youth, 4-H has 60 mil-
lion alumni and involves 28 per-
cent of youth in America, accord-
ing to the U.S. Department of Ag-
riculture. Florida 4-H is the youth
development program of the
Florida Cooperative Extension
Service, which is part of UF/IFAS.
4-H worked with more than
271,000 youth ages 5-18 last year
in Florida and is active in all 67

Public Hearing
The Board approved a land use
and rezoning of 7.91 acres up
Highway 65, owned by Walter
Armistead, from rural residential
to residential, and from R-6 Ru-
ral Residential to R- 1 Single Fam-
ily Residential.

Bids were received for an
Apalachicola airport addition to
the main hanger for office spaces
in the maintenance hangar. Will-
iam Poloronis Construction was
recommended for the job.

Administrative Services
The Board approved to have
Chairman request a time exten-
sion from DOT for the landscap-
ing project on St. George Island.
The request has been made by the
St. George Island Beautification
Committee after a request as
made by the bridge engineer for a
time extension.
The Board approved advertising
for bids for the landscaping
project per the request of the St.



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George Island Beautification
Committee, Mark Curenton is su-
pervising the grant and is aware
of the funds available. The Board
would actually open the bids and
would retain control over whether
any bid was accepted. There is ap-
proximately $100,000 of Depart-
ment of Transportation (DOT)
funds for the project.
No action was taken on Mr. Dean
Marshall's ..request on Alligator
Point. The Board has received two
letters, one from APECO, and one
from APTA.
Alan Pierce informed the Board
that he had spoken with Mr. Mike
Sole, DEP, regarding the East-
point Channel. "He assured me
that while the Department does

want to assist the county and is
willing to stand by the agreement
Ms. Tchinke signed as DEP Sec-
retary, there still needs to be an
application by the county for the
project." The Board directed Chris
Clark to complete the DEP Wet-
land Resource Permit, utilizing
Preble-Rish as a consultant if nec-
Mr. Pierce has asked the City of
Carrabelle to consult with their
engineers and provide to the
county a list of roads that have
finished all sewer and water work
and the city would like to see
paved this fall. The City of
Apalachicola will provide a simi-
lar list. I asked the City to pro-
vide that list within 30 days.
The Board directed Alan Pierce
and Tim Turner to develop a plan
for employees to be available af-
ter a county disaster. "At this time
the Board does not have a policy
of requiring any particular county
employees be available to work
immediately after a disaster. This
problem came up after Hurricane
The county responded with ask-
ing for volunteers from the Road
Department to be on call, but it
was only voluntary. Mr. Line
Barnett, as a county consultant
is "assisting the county in a pro-
gram called continuity of opera-
tions, meaning is the county able
to continue its essential functions
during times of disaster. If certain
critical employees are not avail-
able to re-open roads, remove de-
bris, clean ditches, then in fact
the county may not be able to con-
tinue its essential functions. The
Board directed Mr. Pierce and Tim
Turner to draw up some policies
for the Board to consider regard-
ing employees and their role dur-,
ing and following a local state of
Last week the Board held a spe-
cial meeting to consider modify-
ing its agreement with Depart-
ment of Transportation (DOT) re-
garding the disposition of the old
bridge. No action has been taken
by anyone, nor any offers for
changes have been made in the
six days since the meeting. Is DOT
willing to maintain the old bridge
for vehicular traffic from
Eastpoint to the causeway-Yes
or No?
If DOT is not willing to maintain
the old bridge, which is what the
request of Col. Buzzett was, the
county will have to ask itself does
it want to maintain a bridge for
vehicular traffic. I do not believe
the county can afford to maintain
a 30 year old bridge for vehicular
traffic, and I told Col. Buzzett that
before he left.
Maintaining the 1.3 mile bridge
for pedestrian traffic is another
issue. Col. Buzzett wants to main-
tain the status quo, which means
cars. He told me he had mixed
feelings about the value of main-
taining the bridge for pedestrian
traffic because he realized that
most people are not going to walk
' 1.3 miles with fishing gear to go
fishing. And if they do, they cer-
tainly are not going to bring much
back with them, so the causeway
could quickly become an un-
sightly mess of trash, dead fish,
The Board voted to send a letter
to DOT to ascertain if they will
maintain the old bridge for vehicle

Mr. Pierce provided the following
executive summary of the public
visioning workshops.
"As the Board is aware, over
$100,000 in public and private
funds are being spent in a comp
plan update and a series of vision-
ing workshops. The comp, plan
update is a requirement of the
state, the visioning workshops are
a request from citizens who want
to provide the Board input on a
variety of topics, some of which
go beyond the comp plan."
The county has hired FSU, who
in turn contracted with the Cen-
ter of Conflict Resolution to con-
duct the visioning workshops,
Four initial workshops have been
held. In total over 500 people have
attended these workshops, and
over 1500 hours of the public's
time has been consumed seeking
consensus on a wide variety of
topics. A great deal of effort has
been expended by the public in
learning about the county, and in
offering suggestions for making
the county a better place.
"I would like to provide the Board
with some of the highlights and

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point out to the public some ot the
steps the county has already
"The public is very concerned
about making sure that future
growth pays for itself--
This includes the Board consider
impact fees and other funding
mechanisms to maintain county
infrastructure. The Board has rec-
ognized that economic develop-
ment is a top concern and has
appointed a committee to prepare
an optional element to the com-
prehensive plan covering eco-
nomic development. Funding will
be an issue the committee hopes
to cover."
"The public is very concerned
about affordable housing. The
Board has supported the estab-
lishment of Habitat for Humanity
and adopted a Resolution allow-
ing for tax credits to be obtained
by entities making donations to
Habitat as allowed by state law.
The Board is also moving forward
and an affordable housing project
proposed by St. Joe on property
near Carrabelle."
"The public is very concerned
about the functioning and struc-
ture of the Planning and Zoning
Commission and the Board of
Adjustment. While it is expected
that a future workshop will be
held on the structure of local gov-
ernment in the near future, the
,Board has recently made several
appointments to Planning and
Zoning which will help balance
out the Commission."
"The public is very concerned with
protecting the environmental re-
sources in the county. The Board
has always considered the impact
of development to the environ-
ment when reviewing large devel-
opments. The public would like to
see closer scrutiny on variances
and the Board of Adjustment ap-
pears to be sensitive to this issue.
but more work needs to be done."
An additional workshop on the
county's zoning rules and envi-
ronmental regulations also is
planned in the near future.
"The public is very concerned with
improving the quality of health
care in the county. Several years
ago, the Board had appointed a
blue ribbon panel to review the
function of the hospital. Many
people think it would be appro-
priate for the Board to allow an-
other blue ribbon panel to make
recommendations to the Board
regarding overall improvements to
the county's health care struc-
ture. Does the Board want to ap-
point such a panel?"

Sumatra Cemetery
A group of interested residents
appeared before the Commission-
ers to express their concerns
about the status of the Sumatra
Cemetery. The Board approved
communicating with attorneys for
Drew Branch, Jr., to see if he were
willing to sell the cemetery to a
group of Sumatra residents.

Dixie Schedules

Youth Workshops

The Dixie Theatre Foundation has
scheduled two youth workshops
for story telling, improvisation,
voice, movement, dance, re-
hearsal and performance tech-
niques. The first workshop will be
held June 17 28, and the sec-
ond workshop will be scheduled
July 15 through 26th, Tuesdays
through Saturdays. Ages 7 12
will be schooled starting at 9:30
am, until Noon. Ages 13 18 will
begin at 1:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m..
The fee is $100 per two-week
workshop with $25.00 required
for a deposit (nonrefundable). The
balance is due at the first class.
Mail all' registrations to: Dixie
Theatre, P. 0. Box 220, Apalach-
icola, Florida 32329, Attn: Youth
Workshop. For more information,
call (850) 927-2708.



Meets In Special


Discussed Without
Resolution What To Do
With The St. George
SIsland Bridge
A special meeting of the Franklin
County Commissioners was
I called Wednesday morning, May
29, 2003 on the subject of the St.
George Island Bridge. A brief re-
port by Alan Pierce and Harry
Buzzett started the meeting, with
Mr. Buzzett describing his trav-
els to various administrative
agencies involved in the old
bridge. His commission from the
Board of County Commissioners
was to explore possible scenarios
for keeping the entire bridge open
less the high elevation portion
over the channel, or to have con-
tinued access to the causeway, a
manmade island connecting the
At present, .6 of a mile on the
Eastpoint and Island sides will be
kept open and maintained for pe-
destrian traffic only. Representa-
tives of the Department of Trans-
portation attended the special
meeting but no one was from the
Department 'of Environmental
Protection (DEP). Under the cur-
rent charter for the causeway,
once the bridge is closed to ve-
hicular traffic the causeway re-
verts back to DEP, which origi-
nally argued for closure so the
nesting birds would have a refuge.
An engineer pointed out that the
biggest problem to be solved at
this late date would be the main-
tenance question and getting per-
mits to keep the bridge open. The
annual costs would be near $5
Bevin Putnal, an oysterman.
pointed out to those present that
disturbances such as pulling up
pilings, or otherwise disturbing
the bay bottom would bring many

L, I Throughout the

more problems to the oyster in-
dustry. He said:
"But, I've been watching this
Bay. Closely. From Eastpoint
to Apalachicola. Every oyster
out there died. It took five
years for it to come back. I'm
telling you. The more you dis-
turb that bottom out there the
more damage you do ... When
-ou put all this other matter
from demolition or pilings, or
anything like that, ...these
oysters cannot feed, and they
die, because they get full of

this grit. It kills them ... I
worked all day long... I had
five bags of oysters, and they
were all dead. I know the
drought has something to do
with it. But a combination of
disturbing the water, the
drought has destroyed that
end of the bay. The more you
disturb the bottom ... which
you're going to have to do to
remove these pilings, the
more damage you're going to
do to our bay. I'm telling you,
it's going to take a long time
for the bay to come back."

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Thank You

Carrabelle And Franklin County!

An Open Letter:
The Carrabelle Area Chamber of Commerce extends a very sincere
"thank you" for support and patronage of the 2003 Carrabelle
Riverfront Festival. This year, our typically wonderful sunshine greeted
thousands of visitors and residents whose attendance and enthusi-
asm contributed to a tremendously successful event. We especially
thank and recognize the residents, condo owners, and merchants on
downtown Marine Street for your continued cooperation and sup-
We thank the Mayor and the Carrabelle City Commission, the
Carrabelle Police Department, and the Franklin County Sheriffs De-
partment for your contributions and continued support. Thanks to
Coast 105 Radio and Oyster Radio for the. airtime advertising and lor
your on-site broadcasting on Saturday. Thanks to Lamar Advertising
for the full-color festival signs, the new Welcome to Carrabelle com-
munity signs, and for your incredible patronage of the community.
Thanks to Donnie Bass from the Pit Stop for his equipment and time
to help erect those signs in time for the festival traffic to see. Thanks
to George Green for his typical support in poster distribution and
installing festival announcement signs. Thanks to WCTV Channel 6
for their advertising and support. Thanks to all the merchants, res-
taurants and businesses who-displayed festival posters.
Thanks to Millender's Seafood (for electric and parking), Gulf State
Bank, and other businesses and property owners who provided free
parking. Thanks to A.P. Whaley (Dog Island Taxi) for your coopera-
tion with. customer parking restrictions. Thanks to Ron Gempel
(Carrabelle Junction) for providing Chamber staff with morning cof-
fee, and to T.J. Lewis (The Bank) for onsite transportation. Thanks to
Harry's Bar for hosting the County Art Association in the outdoor
courtyard and for the use of your chairs and tables in the Kids Tent.
Thanks to Jimmie and Sandi Crowder (Wicked Willies and C-Quarters)
for providing musicalentertainment Saturday evening, and for your
support and donations. Thank you Ace Hardware for your donations
and support. Thanks to Freda (White) Montgomery and St. James
Thank you Ray Finn for providing musical entertainment in the Pa-
vilion on Saturday and Sunday, and for the many other things you do
to support the Chamber and Franklin County. Thanks to Derick &
Mary Donahoe, and to the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, for your sup-
port and donations. Thanks to Progress Energy for providing the elec-
tric power pole outlets. Thanks to Waste Management, the Franklin
County Land Fill, and the Franklin County Work Camp for trash and
clean up services. Thanks to Liberty Communications for staff radios
and to Emergystat Ambulance for being on site throughout the festi-
Thanks to Taylor Lumber & Supply for the large tent that housed our
Kids Activities. Special thanks to T.J. Sellers for organizing the work-
ers and supplies or Kids Activities tent. Thanks to Susan, Lisa, Sabrina
and others who helped with the Kids Activities throughout the week-
Thank you artists and exhibitors for the beautiful and creative mer-
chandise featured at the 2003 festival. Thank you charity, civic, and
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Contributors ..........................................I. Sue Cronkite
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and rf rsliisnits. Thanks to Pepsi for providing signage and refresh-
ments. Thanks to the volunteers who worked in the Chamber and
LiIghthouse tents throughout the festival.
From within the Chamber itself, there is a select core group of folks
who are always fi -1i in, last out" throughout the Festival and with-
out whom nothing would happen the way it does: Jack and Carol
Zurawka and Kathi Jones. And of course. Bonnie Stephenson who
always spends months tying it all together.
Without the support, donations, energy and positive attitudes of all
of these people and organizations, the Riverfront Festival could not
happen. You are truly appreciated!
Very sincerely,
Skip Frink, President
Carrabelle Area Chamber of Commerce

The Forgotten Petitioners

Events in Carrabelle have come full circle. Almost a year ago a group
of citizens became so concerned that the city was not listening to the
people that a petition drive was started to place two issues before the
people for a vote; one on growth and land use within the city and the
other a referendum on the exploding water and sewer expansion
embarked on by the city. More than the required number of signa-
tures were garnered for both petitions and the supervisor of elections
ruled that they were legitimate. But since their presentation to the
city commission, every effort has been made by a majority, but not
all, of the commissioners to hamstring, delay, or squelch these initia-
tives. Most recently the city attorney has advised the board to "ig-
nore" these petitions. The circle is complete and now in the best Ameri-
can tradition the issue is in the hands of lawyers.
This article does not seek to expound on the merits of these petitions,.
but rather to address the breakdown of process and the effort to stifle
direct democracy by the city commission.
The city rejects these referendum on the grounds; cost, irresponsibil-
ity, and ambiguousness. The cost for a special election would be in
the $1500 to $2000 range, yet the city has so procrastinated in ad-
dressing this situation that both measures could be put on the regu-
larly scheduled city election ballot this September. Cost seems to be
no concern of the city when opposing these measures as the city has
already spent taxpayer money to send flyers written up by Baskerville
and Donovan to all registered voters urging opposition to these peti-
tions. The mounting lawyer's fees for the city attorney also do not
seem to be an issue for the city, fees sure to rise dramatically now
that .the city has been formally sued by the petitioners to put the
items on the ballot.
"Irresponsible" is the description coming from the mouths of Doug
Gaidry (the city attorney), representatives of Baskerville and Donovan.
and Billy Buzzett of St. Joe fame. "How dare you," is what they really
mean to say. The idea of citizens voting directly 'on specific issues
that are a direct concern to them is anything but "irresponsible." The
notion that the locals might get a seat in the back rooms where all the
deals are made is an unsettling proposition to developers and their
By far the most troubling aspect of the city's fight to deny these peti-
tions is the rise of ambiguousness. Mr. Gaidry's approach has been
to say that the language of the petitions Is vague and confusing to
him and since he is not capable of determining the intent of each of
the petitioners the matter must be dropped. Apparently what 130
regular citizens of Carrabelle read and signed of their own free will
turns out to be Chinese when read by Mr. Gaidry. This is an arrogant
and condescending lawyers shell game, but the more extreme in jus-
tice is the corruptiQn of process and the denial of citizens' basic right
to petition. If one man can claim incomprehension and with a wave of
his hand dismiss a legally binding exercise of the basic right of citi-
zens to petition, then we have lost that right.
Now that the city has been sued, taxpayer money will be used to fight
the taxpayers who have signed this petition even as these same tax-
payers have to dig in their own pockets to get a lawyer to assert their
basic right. Repeated attempts to work with the city to draw up proper
ballot language have been rebuffed.
As stated at the outset, the battle now is not about the petitions but
about the right to petition and the right to vote. All the citizens are
asking foris a chance to vote on two issues. A city council that works
so hard at denying its citizens participation in direct democracy is
not a government for the people.
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Bill Moyer's NOW Does A Number

On The St. Joe Company

Highly Selective View of Panhandle Development
Presented Over PBS Network
On Friday evening, June 6, 2003, the satellite service of DirecTV pre-
sented another episode of Bill Moyer's NOW. a magazine.
pseudo-documentary program. One segment of the program was about
the St. Joe Company and development in the "great Northwest" of
Florida. The show's producers, Gregory Henry and Kathleen Hughs.
dragged out two vociferous critics of the St. Joe Company. accompa-
nied by other more reasonable and less cynical environmentalists to
structure a negative case against the company.
The most accurate statement given viewers by the narrator was in
the very beginning, with this not terribly profound observation as the
camera scanned aerial views of trees: "This is Florida's panhandle. a
place where there are mfiore pine trees than people."


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One needs to take note of that statement because it is an observation
that is somewhat dated. The panhandle is growing, particularly in
older populations. There are very strong implications for that obser-
vation, underscored by an FSU professor who recently addressed the
Franklin County Commission on population changes in panhandle
counties. But, perhaps that development, in light of the
pseudo-documentary, merely reflects the fact that the producers did
not do their homework very well. The report oozes with 'omissions.
misstatements, other viewpoints and misleading statements concern-
ing the so-called "St. Joe steamroller." That pejorative reference to a
steamroller was language used several times during the report with
little credible evidence to so condemn the company.
Mr. Moyers introduced the report with references to the changing
geography of America, and an article by Craig Pittman of the St. Pe-
tersburg Times about the St. Joe developer. Of course, America's ge-
ography has changed in the last 200 years and it is continuing to
change. Florida is expected to grow enormously in some areas in the
not too distant future, requiring greater investment in infrastructure
to support aging populations in particular. The Northwest is one such
area, requiring new hurricane escape routes, better and more reli-
able roads resistant to flooding, rural healthcare, new water resources
and orderly development. The entire area is economically depressed
and a number of state stimulated projects have been'launched to
improve the economy, but such facts might'have confused the pro-
ducers of the Moyer's segment.

Oyster Boat

Indeed, one concept involving state partnership with business in solv-
ing problems has been to encourage more involvement of private en-
terprise into what has been strictly the business of government. A
second concept that was absent from the report was anything sug-
gesting the values of private ownership of land, a traditional Ameri-
can concept that preceded "apple pie." Oh yes, St. Joe is the largest
private landowner in the State of Florida, the program's narrator said.
but the suggestion was planted that it is too big, like a steamroller.
Being the largest landowner somehow makes the company a mono-
lithic monster and the report did its best to crossover the line be-
tween reporting and propaganda.
In my view, the accumulation of many items brought me to the con-
clusion that the segment on the "Great Northwest" as developed by
the St. Joe Comoanv was bogus propaganda.
Item-Comment by Carl Hiaason that St. Joe is "panhandling off the
taxpayer and they don't want you to know that," a comment made to
establish the case that the taxpayers are somehow being duped into
paying for infrastructure in the "great northwest." There is public
involvement in all of the St. Joe proposals, including the Summer
Camp development. Several public meetings were held to ascertain
public response, and indeed the St. Joe plans were modified. The
Department of Community Affairs was also involved in these changes.
demonstrating that a state agency does cope with the plans of the
so-called monolithic steamroller.
Item-Narration clearly stated that "no one state agency exists to
oversee" the St. Joe plans. False. The correct answer is the Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Department of Com-
munity Affairs. A Case study of approval process is in the "Summer
Camp" proposal.
Item-Carl Pittman: "Everybody is overwhelmed by the St. Joe steam-
roller." False: There are a number of local persons and some environ-
mental groups that have mobilized public confrontations over "Sum-
mer Camp" and other proposals. The producers should have attended
some of these meetings and recorded the comments.
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Moyer's NOW TV program from Page 3

Item-Carl Hiaason: On public reaction to St. Joe advertising "They're
being told that this is your future..." False: St. Joe disputes this as-
sertion completely. While the prices of St. Joe land are high, the tar-
geted buyers are not restricted to local populations. The land belongs
to the private owner, the St. Joe Company. The market will control
prices among other factors. Development costs mega-dollars. The
company is entitled to a fair return on investment. Just because the
company is a large landholder does not lead to a conclusion that
there are grounds for suspicion, or something illegal has occurred.
This is sophomoric reasoning.
Item-The report contained language that "...the company had been
caught playing fast and loose with the facts..." on summer camp. In
fact, the St. Joe proposal was modified after hearings were called.
and summer camp has passed through the initial approval. The
Franklin County comprehensive plan is in the process of being re-
vised in a two-year program at the same time, indicating that the
local government is also taking positions on development as the revi-
sions are made to the comp. plan. Not everyone agrees on various
aspects of such a plan, and its evolution is still in process. But, these
matters are far from a "done deal." There was no formal deception
except in the eye of the TV producers who come into the county for
the purpose of producing a pseudo-TV documentary, and then leave.
The juxtaposition of an oyster boat traveling lickety-split across the
screen with this language," An environment usually damaged by too
much boat traffic"... slams the traditional oyster industry. No one
has complained about oyster boats damaging the environment but
the editing juxtaposition certainly left one with that impression.
Item-Not enough coverage on plans, strategy, etc. from the CEO
Peter Rummell, except for a commercial TV news clip, showing Mr.
Rummell saying "Nobody else does things in this region on the scale
that we do them."-a completely misleading edit taken out of context,
and placed into an edited context tending to show the company in
negative terms. Then, the commentary about Mr. Rummell's very early
attempt to create a development near a civil war battlefield (occurring
years earlier) was irrelevant.
What has that got to do with development in Northwest Florida? (Ex-
cept, of course, to continue the backhanded treatment of the com-
pany revealed in the cynical attitude of critics Hyieson and Pittman.
along with the veiled accusations embraced in the term "steamroller."
The cynical attitude is most pronounced in the views of Carl Hiaason
who mocked the public service activities of the company through do-
nations of land and other services in the panhandle counties. Noth-
ing was said about the acreage given to the Apalachicola Bay Charter
Schools, nor the conservation activities and sales to expand Bald Point
State Park. Yes, sales-after all, the land still their property. Would
these critics expect the company to give it away? How might they
think about that if they were stockholders in the company?
Item-In moving the highway, or nurturing the creation.of alternate
routes, including new airline services, the report emphasized only
the company's involvement, omitting the clear-cut need for more
modern escape routes in times of hurricanes, given the pressures
brought by increased populations whether served by St. Joe, or not.
The roads bordering the Gulf and bays have flooded many times and
in Franklin County, there are very few escape routes. Again, the home-
work by the producers was distinctly lacking.
The closing advice by Mr. Moyers was helpful and this is to look for
and review published announcements about changes in zoning rules.
These are routinely published in most local newspapers. The public
has some responsibilities to read them.
In sum, this, segment of the Moyer's NOW program was distinctly
misleading, poorly researched and unfair to the St. Joe Company.
While Billie Buzzett was allowed to comment to rely on newspaper
columnists who don't even live in this area as grist for the report is to
formulate a recipe that is likely to doom any developer. In that sense,
the negative outcome lived up to expectations. But, as an occasional
contributor to public broadcasting, I would expect a greater measure
of accuracy, and a better choice of words. Especially from a seasoned
veteran such as Bill Moyers.
Tom W. Hoffer
The Chronicle has an equity interest in the St. Joe Company.

Congressman Boyd

Presents Rural

Impact Award To

Florida Rural


Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida) presented Dr.
Nan Wheeler of the Florida State
Rural Development Council with
the USDA's National Rural Devel-
opment Partnership's "Rural Im-
pact Award," on June 3, 2003.
Florida State Rural Development
Council (FSRDC) and the Florida
Neighborhood Nutrition Network
(NNN) have taken the fight against
hunger to a new level by coordi-
nating a community-wide glean-
ing program for at-risk commu-
nity residents. Gleaning is the
process of harvesting fruits and
vegetables that are either non
cost-effective or missed by me-
chanical harvesters. These "left-
overs" result in nearly 60 million
tons of produce wasted in the U.S.
per year, translating into enough
food to feed 40 million people a
day. FSRDC and NNN hired and
trained six community youths to
work on the project. This included
coordinating efforts to get more
fresh food to local food distribu-
tion centers, school children, and
community residents; developing
inexpensive, nourishing, and
tasty recipes for the gleaned pro-
duce; and, offering cooking and
nutrition classes at several distri-
bution sites and local schools.
To date, more than 35,000
pounds of otherwise wasted pro-
duce has been harvested, and
NNN was selected as one of 15
programs in the United States to
receive three-year funding to co-
ordinate a community food
project as part of the USDA Com-
munity Food Security Initiative.
For their work in addressing the
critical problem of hunger, FSRDC
and their partners, won the 2003
Rural Impact Award.
"I was honored to present this
well-deserved award to the Florida
Rural Development Council," said
Congressman Boyd. "They, along
with the Florida Neighborhood
Nutrition Network, have worked
very hard, and set up a model
program to address the issue of
hunger in Florida. I commend
their hard work and dedication to
improving the quality of life for
rural Floridians."

Franklin County

Public Library

News And


By Judi Rundel
The Franklin County Public
Library's FROG Family Learning
Program is sponsoring computer
classes at the Carrabelle Branch
on Tuesday, June 116 and Thurs-
day, June 1901. Both classes will
be held in the evening from 6,00
- 7:00 p.m.
The Library's WINGS and TIGERS
have new summer hours: The
Carrabelle and Eastpoint stu-
dents met on Wednesday, Thurs-
day, and Friday from 1:00 3:30
p.m. and TIGERS students meet
on Monday and Tuesday from
2,30 5:00 p.m. at'the Apalachi-
cola site WINGS and TIGERS stu-
dents meet Monday through Fri-
day from 2:00 5:00 p.m.
Hats Off To Reading, the Library's
six-week summer reading pro-
gram is set to begin on June 17th
from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon
at the Carrabelle and Eastpoint
branches. The Apalachicola site,
located in the New Life Center on
8th Street, will hold their summer
reading program from 10:00 a.m.
to noon. This is a great opportu-
nity for children who are in Kin-
dergarten through 6th grade to
enjoy summer mornings with new
books and crafts. A nutritious
lunch will be provided to each
child free of charge by the
Franklin County Community
Ministerial Alliance's Summer
Food Service Program, Stop by the
Library's Eastpoint or Carrabelle
branches to fill out a registration
form or call 653-2784, 670-5250,
or 697-2091 for more informa-
The Franklin County Public
Library's FROG, WINGS, and TI-
GERS offer many programs that
are free and open to the public,
Registration, however, is required,
For information about the sum-
mer reading program, about be-
coming a volunteer, or for infor-
mati6n about upcoming pro-
grams, please call 670-4423 or


Will S. Kendrick

Representative Will Kendrick (D)
Carrabelle was released from Tal-
lahassee Memorial Regional Medi-
cal Center (TMRMC) last week
where he underwent surgery to
remove a benign growth from his
lower colon. Doctors expect
Kendrick to make a full recovery
over the next few weeks.
Representative Kendrick says that
be expects to be back in full swing
by the beginning of Special Ses-
sion B that is scheduled to start
on June 16, 2003. This Special
Session is being called to take up
the serious medical malpractice
issues facing Floridians. Kendrick
said that while in the hospital, he
was certainly reminded of the ever
growing issues facing the medi-
cal profession in Florida, "I know
first hand what Floridians are fac-
ing since I have just faced it my-
self," said Kendrick. "It is real
frustrating and dangerous to lay
in an emergency room for hours
while hoping that a doctor will
eventually be willing to take your
case," Kendrick continued.
Kendrick committed that he
would do his best to relate his
personal experience and that of
thousands of other Floridians who
are experiencing the delay in qual-
ity healthcare every single day.
The unfortunate thing is that
while Kendrick's recent experi-
ences are personal, "what are the
other 16 million Floridians going
to do should it happen to them,
will they be as fortunate?"
Kendrick said.

Eating, ya gotta love it!

Garlic: Does It

Make You

Healthy Or Just

Taste Good?
By Eunice Hartmann
The good news is that garlic in the
fresh or powdered form will not
harm you. Notice I did not men-
tion garlic salt. Any salt has the
potential of being a problem to the
human body if over used, so I al-
ways use garlic powder and if I
add salt to my cooking it is plain
or iodized salt, not hidden in a
I use garlic on almost everything.
In the main dish or salad cat-
egory. Sometimes it is just a
sprinkle and other times I use

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quite a bit say for spaghetti sauce.
Italian, Oriental, East Indian andI
French cooking are noted for the
addition of plenty of garlic. I per-
sonally think It enhances other
flavors in addition to being good
on it's own.
Will garlic make or keep you
healthy? Well ... that is something
it marketers of health foods and
natural medicines will tell you. I
did a bit of research on the sub-
ject and here is what I found. A
Web site called Daawat.com says
that garlic can work as an antibi-
otic, antiviral, immune system en-
hancer, cancer preventative, re-
duce high blood pressure, control
diabetes and work as a cardiovas-
cular guardian.
Wouldn't that be amazing if it were
true? Well why hasn't your doc-
tor told you about the wonders of
garlic and taken away your other
pills for these ailments?
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13 June 2003 Page 5


At The Graduation Exercises Apalachicola High School

Remarks Of Representative Will S. Kendrick, District 10

Thank you for having me here today:
Let me start this speech with a little
quiz ... as you all recently took the
FCAT. -this should be easy.
How many of you want me to keep this
short so you can get out of here
(Encourage them to raise their hands.)
Well, you should be happy. my speech
is only about three hours long, with a
short quiz at the end...
So dear Lord, as I prepare to impart
my pearls of wisdom on these young
adults, let me remember the words of
President Franklin Roosevelt:
"Be sincere, be brief and be seated."
While it may be hard to believe, it
wasn't all that long ago that I was sit-
ting in your chair.
In some ways. and while I remember
very little that my graduation speaker
said-I do remember that graduation
was sort of anti-climactic.
While I knew that diploma meant
something, the scope of my work
wasn't clear to me until long after I
But without a doubt, you will look
back at this day as one of the great
achievements of your life, for today.
in many ways, is the first day of the
rest of your life.
By graduating from high'school. you
have proven to your parents, your
teachers, your peers and your com-
munity, that you can do anything that
you set your mind to.
Your opportunities are endless, and
your dreams should be too.
At a speech in Dublin. Ireland. John
F. Kennedy said:
"We need men who can dream of
things that never were and ask why
Let me repeat that:

"We need men who can dream of
things that never were and ask whyv
My friends, that is your job-to dream
and to lead.
Our nation needs young people who
are willing to step up ... young people
to invent the next cell phone. or de-
velop a new kind of car that doesn't
run on gas.
For our nation is going to turn to you
.... and turn to you soon, to lead us to
an even brighter tomorrow.
In the Florida House of Representa-
tives, where I serve, there are no less
than fourteen members who are
younger than 34 years old-including
members that are 25 and 28.
In fact, both the Republican leader in
the house this year-and the Demo-
cratic leader next year-are under that
age of 33.
The torch is being passed, from my
generation to yours-so get ready-
but with that leadership comes re-
sponsibilities ...
First-never stop learning ... some of
you will be leaving here and going to
college, some may go to technical
school, and others will be entering the
But now matter what you do next,
never stop Trying to better yourself. It
is the best investment you will ever
Second-be honest. When you go
home at night, all you have left is your
integrity. Never compromise your eth-
ics for short-term gain, because in the
long term. you will lose. But if you
stick to your guns, if you remain hard
and fast to your principles and your
faith, you will be successful.
Third-Set goals. dream big and work
hard. Set big goals for yourself and
decide that you will work hard to meet
those goals.

Once you decide to do something.
there is nothing you can't accom-
plish-and the proof of that is what
you have done today.
Fourth-Vote-Government can be
frustrating-trust me, I know-But we
live in the greatest state in the great-
est nation in the world-less than 3%o
of young people vote-by voting-you
can control the destiny of your nation
and your state.
Fifth-Get involved in your cotmmu-
nity-It's not just right, it is your re-
sponsibility. Former Congresswoman
Shirley Chisholm-An African-Ameri-
can woman who ran for Congress in
. 1972-Once said that "service is the
rent that we pay for our place on this
So, get involved in your community-
pay your rent to society everyday.
working to make the world a little bet-
ter each day.
Sixth-Have fun. You only get to live
once. If at any point life stops being
fun-stop. and figure out why.
Learn to enjoy a hobby. spend time
with friends and family. Climb a
mountain. go fishing, read a book a
week-whatever-the important thing
is that you are living life to its fullest
every single day.
* And lastly-and most importantly-
Don't.forget to call your mama!
You have ajob to do. Great challenges
await you and amazing progress will
be made in your lifetime. You will see
and live things that my generation
can't even dream about.
So work hard and learn something
new everyday. Learn to love nature.
Give back to your community. remem-
ber the words of Margaret Mead-That
a small group of thoughtful people can
change the world.
Have the courage to take risks and
have the responsibility to prepare for
those risks.

Travel and see new things. Fall in love
once in your life and learn to love life.
Forgive and forget. it will make you a
better person. Grudges hold you back.
while friendships will carry you for-
Have faith in God-believe in some-
thing bigger than you.
Love your country and fly the flag. We
live in the greatest land on Earth.
So I wish you the best of luck on the
journey of life. Go forth and do great
things-but remember-always call
your mama.


High School


Class of 2003

By Harriett Beach
On Saturday evening, May 31,
twenty-seven seniors made the
commencement march down the
aisle at the Carrabelle High School
Gym before a packed and enthu-
siastic audience of family and
friends. Principal, Nick O'Grady
welcomed the seniors and audi-
ence, Robert Murray presented
the invocation and William Lane
led the audience in the Pledge to
the Flag. April Davis presented a
salute to Military Servicemen fol-
lowed by the Senior Class presen-
tation of yellow roses to their par-
ents. Principal O'Grady then in-
troduced the two Salutatorians
who had identical GPA's.
Salutatorian, Lauren Cook pre-
sented her address first with the
following comments, "It has been
said that the best way to make
your dreams come true is to wake
up. As I think back about our
years here at Carrabelle, I realize
that it takes so much more to at-
tain your dreams. Struggles, vic-
tories, joys and sorrows; under-
standing these experiences have
paved the way for us to be here
tonight, leading us to the realiza-
tion of our dreams. The success,
which we will confront and the
many challenges, which lie ahead
will reflect upon the skills we have
acquired together. Our minds
have been challenged, expanded,
and nurtured by our teachers.
With the knowledge we gained we
are able to plot realistic courses
for our dreams. Our teachers be-

came mentors, and in many cases
our close friends. It is due to their
encouragement and sincere belief
that we all possess the ability to
learn that we have made it here
tonight." Cook concluded her ad-
dress by saying, "It is said that it
takes a whole village to raise a
child. I believe I live in a very spe-
cial community filled with people
who care."
Salutatorian, Heather Litton next
presented her address by telling
her classmates, "With .every end
there is a new beginning and this
is the start of a great new chapter
of our lives. It is now time for us
to go out on our own, which
means a lot more responsibilities
and of course, no curfew. We now
have to step up to the challenge
of becoming responsible adults."
Litton then went on to tell her
classmates that they should fol-
low their dreams and strive to-
ward making the dreams reality.
Every one of us is capable of
achieving our goals; just remem-
ber to always believe in yourself
and to never give up. Life is all
about striving forward, so why not
do what we can to become the
greatest individuals we can be?"
Principal O'Grady presented the
class Valedictorian, April Davis.
Davis began her address by com-
menting on all the things she
would miss and not miss about
Carrabelle High School. She then
went on to say, "It is hard to be-
lieve that after thirteen years the
friends that have basically be-
come my family will all be going
their separate ways. Alone! Being
alone may seem very scary for
some of us especially since most
of us have been together since
kindergarten. No matter how
scary things may get, do not let
your fear keep you from pursu-
ing your hearts desire."
Davis told her classmates that
although she may fear a challenge
she will not allow herself to back
down from the challenge or be
scared away. She said, "When you
are scared, take a step back,
gather your thoughts and try to
figure out what you can do to help
yourself to overcome your fear. If
it takes asking for help, then just
do it. Sometimes that can be the
scariest part. So tonight what I
wish for all of you is the ability to
find the courage to always over-
come your insecurities and you
will be surprised at what life can

Rogers and Humble then handed
out mirrors to each graduate and
told them, "In the mirror is a true
picture of the best friend you
should ever have. Often your first
response when looking into a mir-
ror is critical and superficial. In-
stead of examining your appear-
ance, examine your motivation.
Instead of looking for flaws, look
for goodness. Instead of looking
fo6twho you were, look for who you
could be. For it is within yourself
that you must find the strength
and courage to face life with fierce

Class of 2003
Natalie Michelle Bentley. Brandon
Kenneth Thomas Brown, Joshua
John Brown, Lauren Deene Cook,
Barbara Danielle Crum,
Bolormaa Daram, April Nicole
Davis, Kristy Lynn Davis, Melia
Ann Golden, Tanja Jewell Golden,
Jenna Wade Jackson, Billy Jack
Johns, Jessica Nicole Johnson,
Johnny Dewayne Johnson Jr.,
Valice Michelle Lattimore, Heather
Elaine Litton, Thomas Dawayne
Melton. Misty Ann Moore, Tabitha
Michell Moore, Kandice Lyree
Register, Sarah Helen Messer
Shelley, Stormie Lataine Shirley,
Misti Nicole Shiver, Krystal Am-
ber Skinner, Casey Francis
* Sullivan, Christina Marie Varnes,
and Kaitlyn Ricole Watford.


High School

Class of 2003

Denisha Danielle Allen
Michael Anthony Allen III
Courtney Jeanelle Amison
Joey Gadsden Banks
Heather Lynn Bramblett
Jada Lachele Brown
Roosevelt Brown III
Brittanie Marie Campbell
Stephanie Nicole Campbell
William Christopher Coursey
Stacy Danielle Cox
Jonathan Earl Creamer
Ellis Stephen Davis
Freddie Lee Ducker
Jennifer Lynn Edmiston
Alyssa Jarrett Elliott
Samantha Jill Elliott
LaToya Lavette-Fennell
Dustin Trent Freeman
Elisabeth Carson Freeman
Joseph Donald Garrity
Helen Elizabeth Green
Meghann Jo Gunter
Sabrina Yulonda Jones
Marcus Sterling Kendrick
Ramona Daniels Kent
Jacquelyn Lee Langford
Randi Marie Millender
Atul Anil Patel
Christopher Andrew Petsch
Antonio Gaspar Polk
John Hudson Pritchard
Desire'e Louise Quick
Roderick Lamart Robinson Jr.
Tamara Danielle Robinson
Lance Chavis Rochelle
Claire Elise Sanders
Tessia Renee Sapp
David Blake Sasnett
Kevin Morris Schoelles
Ashley Nicole Shiver
Tasha Leann Shiver
Luke Croft Stanley
Chagaris Jovan E. Thomas
Khazmann William Thomas
Amanda Faye Thompson
Laura Mischelle Trammell
Candace Amanda Varnes
Robert Nixon Wallace
Kara Jade Watkins
Theresa Lynn Wilson
Richard Rentz Zingarelli, II
Ochlockonee River
from Page 1
Dr. McGlynn described the
unique relationship between the
Ochlockonee River, several large
area lakes, the Floridian Aquifer
and Ochlockonee. Three of the
largest lakes in North Florida,
Lakes Jackson (4225 acres)
Talquin (8850 acres) and lamonia
(5700 acres) all lie within the
drainage basin of the Ochlock-
onee River.
Lake Talquin, formed by a hydro-
electric dam on the Ochlockonee
River, gets its water from the river
water system. The River is not
spring fed, but rather relies on
local rainfall and flows are highly
"The water quality of the
Ochlockonee is very poor." said
Dr. McGlynn. "Recent data shows
that much of the pollution gener-
ated in Georgia during high win-
ter flows reaches the Florida
Coast at Ochlockonee Bay. Eleven
tributaries and three mainstream
segments were recently found to
be impaired for bacteria and oxy-
gen concentrations by the Geor-
gia Department of Natural re-
sources. In Florida one tributary
(Little River) and one mainstream
segment from the Georgia Border
to Lake Talquin) are also poten-
tially polluted, according to the
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection. "At present,
Florida's water quality standards

are being violated at the border."
Dr. McGlynn said.
Of major concern is a recent pro-
posal to dam and impound one of
the last major tributaries to the
Ochlockonee River in Georgia. If
approved, this 1225 acre Reser-
voir/Lake, to be created north-
west of Cairo solely for recre-
ational and residential develop-
ment could be the last straw for
the endangered mussels and
other fish and wildlife that depend
on the River for their food and live-
Roy Duverger, President of
APECO, discussed with the audi-
ence how the citizens can help
make a difference on this and
other environmental issues.

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The Franklin Chronicle

Second Circuit

Court Report

By Harriett Beach
The Honorable Judge Janet E. Ferris
Prosecuting Attorney, Sean Desmond
April 16, 2003

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All persons identified below are innocent until
proven otherwise in a court of law..

Steven Antonio Taylor: Charged with the possession of a controlled sub-
stance with intent to deliver and the possession of a controlled substance on
September 21, 2002. Kevin Steiger represented the defendant. Defendant stipu-
lated to the lessor of the included offenses and entered a plea of no contest.
Defendant was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 207 days incarceration.
must pay $295.00 in civil judgment. Defendant waived appeal of motion to

Larry David Wood: Charged with one count of the burglary of a dwelling and
one count of grand theft on September 22, 2001. Don Pumphrey Jr. repre-
sented the defendant. Bail was set at $2,500.00. Defendant entered a plea ol
no contest and was adjudicated guilty. Defendant was sentenced to 2 years in
jail that is to run concurrent with his sentence in Leon County. Defendant is
to pay restitution of $3,655,00 to the victims at the rate of $150.00 a month
and must pay $295.00 in a civil judgment. Cost of supervision is waived.

John M. Burks: Charged with the sale of a controlled substance, cannabis on
July 3. 1998. J. Gordon Shuler represented the defendant. Defendant admits
to violation of probation and was found in violation of probation. Probation
was modified to 100 hours community service. Motion was entered to set bail.
Defendant was released on own recognizance and is to report to the Depart-
ment of Corrections, Parole and Probation within 24 hours for random testing
and drug evaluation. Defendant does not object to transfer to Pensacola. De-
fendant has an outstanding civil judgment. Cost of supervision was waived.
Kelley A. Shiver: Charged with resisting an officer with violence on Novein-
ber 3, 2001. Kevin Steiger represented -the defendant. Motion for Pretrial re-
lease was denied and defendant was remanded into custody. (March 13. 2003).

James E. Cooper: Charged with battery on a law enforcement officer on Janu-
ary 28, 2003. Bail was set at $5,000.00. Case was entered on the Plea Docket
for July 14, 2003.
Alejandro Murrillo: Charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement
officer and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon on February 27. 2003.
Alex Dombrowsky represented the defendant. Defendant is currently incar-
cerated. Case was entered on the Docket Sounding for July 14. 2003.
Brad Simmons: Charged with battery by an inmate and battery on January
24. 2003. Bail was set at $500.00. John Leace represented the defendant.
Defendant entered a written plea of not guilty and stipulated to the lessor of
the included offense. Defendant entered a plea of no contest and was adjudi-
cated guilty. Defendant was sentenced to 45 days with 45 days credit for time
served. Defendant is to have no contact with the victim and must pay court
costs of $295.00 within six months (October 13. 2003).

William Denton: Charged with passing and writing bad checks. Defendant
posted a $4,700.00 cash bond. Defendant paid $4,649.24 to J. V. Gander and
$40.00 to the States Attorney Office. Anything left is to go toward court costs
and civil judgment. The Prosecutor dropped the case.
Jefferson Brook Vonier: Charged with aggravated battery with great bodily
harm and violation of probation. Rendi Katalinic represented the defendant.
Defendant entered a plea of not guilty and entered a motion to dismiss. Case
was entered on the Plea Docket for July 14, 2003.
Stephen Bryant: Charged with fleeing and eluding, driving while under the
influence and leaving the scene. Defendant entered a plea of no contest and
was adjudicated guilty. Defendant was sentenced to 6 months in county con-
trol and 6 months probation with 50 hours of community service. Defendant
was fined $670.00 with a ten-day car impoundment. Defendant must attend
DUI level 1 school and has a 6 months drivers license suspension. Defendant
must pay $500.00 restitution to the Franklin County Sheriff s Office. The cost
of supervision is waived but the defendant must pay $295.00 in court costs
civil judgment. On the DUl and leaving the scene charges the defendant was
given a one-year probation to run concurrent with the 6 months probation.
Coy Burdine: Charged with grand theft auto. Defendant entered a plea of no
contest and adjudication was withheld. Defendant was given two years proba-
tion and must pay $4,112.50 to the victim. Cost of supervision was waived.
Defendant must pay $295.00 court costs in a civil judgment.

Joey C. Cogburn: Charged with violation of probation by one count of forgery
on August 9, 2002 and two counts of uttering worthless checks and one count
of forgery on October 8, 2002. Defendant did not appear in court. The
defendant's release on own recognition has been revoked and he is to be held
without bond.
Dennis L. Hebert: Charged with violation of probation by the sale of a con-
trolled substance on June 6, 2002. Kevin Steiger represented the defendant.
Defendant is currently incarcerated. Defendant admits to violation of proba-
tion and was found in violation of probation. Probation is modified to include
inpatient treatment and aftercare and all prior conditions of probation are
Beverly D. Howard: Charged with violation of probation by grand theft auto
on October 18, 1994. Public defender was appointed for the defendant. Defen-
dant admitted to violation of probation and was found in violation of proba-
tion. Probation was revoked. Defendant was given a new term of 14 months
and is to stay in jail until a bed is available for inpatient treatment and after -
care. Cost of supervision is waived but defendant must pay civil judgment.
Justin B. Howard: Charged with violation of probation by aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon on June 4, 2002. Kevin Steiger represented the defen-
dant. Defendant admitted to violation of probation and was found in violation
of probation. Probation was revoked. Defendant is to remain on two years of
drug offender probation and 9 months of regular probation.
Joseph Glen Putnal: Charged with violation of probation by aggravated as-
sault with a deadly weapon on January 2, 2002. Bond was set at $5.000.00.
Kevin Steiger represented the defendant. Case was entered on the Plea Docket
for July 14, 2003.
Kelley A. Shiver: Charged with violation of probation by resisting an officer
with violence on November 3, 2001. Kevin Steiger represented the defendant.
Case was entered on the Plea Docket for June 9. 2003.
James Raymond Watson, Jr.: Charged with violation of probation by two
counts of burglary of a.conveyance, one count of burglary of a structure and
three counts of grand theft on August. 20. 2002. J. Gordon Shuler repre-
sented the defendant. Defendant entered a written denial of charges. Warrant
was dismissed.
Freddie Woullard: Charged with violation of probation by aggravated batter
with intent to do great bodily harm on April 30, 1997. Kevin Steiger repre-
sented the defendant. Case was entered on the Plea Docket for June 9. 2003.
Terrance H. Holt: Charged with violation of probation by battery on a law
enforcement officer. Kevin Steiger represented the defendant. Case was en-
tered on the Plea Docket for May 12, 2003.
Johnny L. Jones: Charged with violation of probation by resisting arrest with
violence. Kevin Steiger represented the defendant. Case was entered on the
Plea Docket for June 9. 2003.

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Kathryn Ouellette: Charged with violation of probation by two counts of pass-
ing and writing bad checks. Kevin Steiger represented the defendant. Defen-
dant admitted to violation of probation and was found in violation of proba-
tion. Probation was modified to 6 months of community control then defen-
dant is to serve the remainder of the probation.

Rudolph Bates: Charged with violation of probation by sale of a controlled
substance. Bond, set at $10,000.00. Kevin Steiger represented the defendant.
Defendant admitted to violation of probation and was found in violation of
probation. Probation was modified with the condition of outpatient treatment
and all prior conditions of probation were re-imposed.
Paul C. Baxley: Charged with one count of battery of a law enforcement of-
ficer and one count of driving while license was suspended or revoked on
June 24, 2002. Defendant was incarcerated at hearing time. Kevin Steiger
represented the defendant. Defendant entered a plea of no contest and was
adjudicated guilty. Defendant is sentenced to serve 30 months in the Depart-
ment of Corrections. Termr of incarceration is to run concurrent and
coterminously with a sentence in Bay County. Defendant was given 175 days
credit for time served.
Barbara Jane Brown: Charged with one count of aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon on July 28, 2002 and one count of aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon on December 17, 2002. Bond was set at $2.500.00. Kevin
Steiger represented the defendant. Case was entered on the Plea docket for
July 14, 2003 and on the Docket Sounding for August 11. 2003.
Elijah Brown: Charged with violation of probation and two counts of sale of a
controlled substance and one count of burglary of a structure on September
18, 2001. Defendant was incarcerated at the time of the hearing. Kevin Steiger
represented the defendant. Defendant admitted to violation of probation and
was found in violation of probation. Probation was revoked. Defendant was
sentenced to 11 to 29 months in jail with 273 days credit for time served
followed by one year of community control and two years probation with all
prior conditions of probation reinstated. Defendant must pay a civil judg-
Jennifer Clark: Charged with violation of probation by resisting an officer
with violence on March 5, 2000. Kevin Steiger represented the defendant.
Defendant admitted to violation of probation and was found in violation of
probation. Probation was revoked. Defendant was sentenced to 6 months in
community control and must pay the civil judgment.
Bobby G. Creamer: Charged with violation of community control by one count
of driving while license was suspended on April 30. 2001. violation of commu-
nity control by one count of driving while license was suspended on October
14, 2002, and one count of felony fleeing or attempt to elude causing property
damage of $6,000.00, one count of driving while license suspended causing
property damage of $6,000.00 and one count of battery on law enforcement
officer while resisting arrest without violence and one count of driving while
under the influence on February 2. 2003. Defendant is incarcerated. Kevin
Steiger represented the defendant. Defendant admitted to the violation of com-
munity control by driving while license was suspended on April 30. 2001. and
was found in violation of community control and adjudicated guilty. Defen-
dant was sentenced to 18 months, in Department of Corrections with 124
days credit for time served and must pay court costs. On the charge of viola-
tion of community control by driving while license was suspended on October
14, 2002, defendant admitted to violation of community control and was found
in violation, of community control and adjudicated guilty. Defendant was sen-
tenced to an 18-month concurrent term in Department of Corrections with
121 days credit for time served and must pay court costs. On the remaining
four charges, the defendant stipulated to the lessor of the included offenses.
that of resisting arrest without violence and entered a plea of no contest.
Defendant was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 18 months in the Depart-
ment of corrections with 71 days credit for time served to be followed by 3
years probation and payment of $295.00 in court. costs. Cost of supervision
was waived.
James Obie Dalton: Charged with driving while license is permanently re-
voked on July 22, 2002. Bond set at $1.000.00. Barbara Sanders represented
the defendant. Case entered on the Plea Docket for June 9. 2003.
William Lee English: Charged with violation of probation by the sale of a
controlled substance on May 8, 2001. Defendant was incarcerated. Kevin
Steiger represented the defendant. Defendant admitted to the violation of pro-
bation and was found in violation of probation. Probation was revoked alnd
defendant was sentenced to one year of community control followed by two
years of probation with all previous terms imposed.
Kenneth D. Estes: Charged with one count of aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon and one count of criminal mischief on January 6. 2003. Charles E.
Hobbs II represented the defendant. Defendant entered a plea on April 3.
George Gainnie: Charged with writing a worthless check over'$150.00 on
February 12, 2003. John Leace represented the defendant. Case was entered
on the Plea docket for June 9, 2002.
Kenneth R. Jackson: Charged with grand theft on July 12. 2000 one count
of grand theft of motor vehicle on August 3. 2002 and one count of grand tlhelt
of motor vehicle on August 26, 2002. Defendant was incarcerated. John Leace
represented the defendant. All cases were entered on the Docket for June 9.
Barney Wayne Johnson: Charged with grand theft on April 11. 2003. Kevin
Steiger represented the defendant. Defendant waived arraignment and en-
tered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. Defendant was seU-
tenced to 18 months in the Department of Corrections that is to run concur-
rently and coterminously with a sentence in Bay County. The cost of supervi-
sion was waived but the defendant must pay $295.00 in a civil judgment.
Restitution to the victim was ordered with a reserve on the amount.
Carmia Lee: Charged with the sale of a controlled substance and possession
of crack cocaine with intent to sell on May 25, 2002. Defendant was incarcer-
ated. Kevin Steiger represented the defendant. Defendant admitted to viola-
tion of probation and was found in violation of the probation. Probation was
revoked. Defendant was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days with credit for
105 days for time served.
James Delbert Lemmond: Charged with possession of a controlled substance
and driving while license was suspended or-revoked on September 22. 2002.

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Bond was set at ta.uuo.Uo. Kevin Steiger represented the defendant. Case
was entered on the Plea Docket for June 9. 2003.
Connie F. Massey: Charged with dealing in stolen property and grand theft
on November 9, 2002. John Leace represented the defendant. Case was en-
tered on the Plea Docket for June 9. 2003.
Dustin Wayne Pennington: Charged with violation of probation by posses-
sion of a controlled substance on March 4. 2000. Defendant is incarcerated.
Kevin Steiger represented the defendant. Defendant admitted to violation of
probation and was found in violation of probation. Probation was revoked and
defendant was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days with 277 days credit lor
time served. .4.
Elex Pugh: Charged with one count of the sale of a controlled substance. one
count ofthe possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of resisting an
officer without violence on July 26. 2002. Bail was set at $3.500.00. John
Leace represented the defendant. Defendant entered a plea of no contest and
was adjudicated guilty. Defendant was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days
with I day credit for time served followed by 3 years probation. Defendant is'to
report for incarceration on April 21. 2003 by 6:00 p.m. Cost of supervision is
waived but defendant must pay $295.00 in court costs.
Thomas Bruce Rosier: Charged with one count of possession of a controlled
substance and one count of the possession of drug paraphernalia on January
4. 2003. Defendant was incarcerated. Charles E. Hobbs 11 represented the
defendant. Defendant entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty.
Defendant was sentenced to 100 days in jai I with 100 days credit for time
served. Defendant is to serve two years drug offender probation. Cost of su-
pervision is waived but the defendant must pay $295.00 in court costs.
Christopher Lee Russell: Charged with one count of trespass while armed
and one count of petty theft on August 28. 2002. Bond was set at $ 1.000.00.
Defendant entered a plea of no contest to the charges and was adjudicated
guilty and sentenced to 60 days with 2 days credit for time served. Defendant
was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail with 2 days credit for time
served followed by 4 years probation with no contact with the victim. Cost of
supervision was waived but defendant must pay court costs of $295.00. Sen-
tences are to run concurrently. Charged with lewd or lascivious conduct on
November 22, 2002. Bond was set for $7.500.00. Defendant entered a plea of
no contest and was sentenced to 11 months 29 days in jail plus 60 days to
run concurrent with the previous sentence. Defendant is to serve 4 years
probation as a sex offender and haye no contact with the victim. Cost of su-
pervision was waived. Defendant is to report for incarceration on April 2 1.
2003 by 12:00 noon. Charged with Petty theft on November 27. 2002. Defen-
dant entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. Ryan R. Davis
represented the defendant on all the charges.

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Roland Morris Schoelles: Charged with driving while under the influence
and causing $5,000.00 of property damage and driving while license sus-
pended or revoked and causing property damage of 5,000.00 on September
7, 2002. Bond was set at $1,500.00. John Leace represented the defendant.
Case was entered on the Docket Sounding for July 14, 2003.
Benny Ray Strops: Charged with the sexual battery upon a child under 12
years old on June 23. 2002. Defendant is incarcerated. Motion was made for
appointment conflict and order of incompetency.
Wade Tucker: Charged with one count of possession of controlled substance
one count of driving while license suspended or revoked and one count of
possession of cannabis on April 12, 1999. Defendant is incarcerated. Kevin
Steiger represented the defendant. Defendant entered plea of no contest to
the second count and the prosecutor dropped the first and third counts. De-
fendant was adjudicated guilty of the misdemeanor of driving while license is
suspended or revoked and sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail to run
concurrently with any Department of Corrections sentence being served with
97 days credit for time served.
Corey D. Vause: Charged with driving while license is suspended and viola-
tion of probation on December 14, 2002. Bond was set at $2,700.00. Also
charged with leaving the scene with property damage of $1,300.00 and failure
to sign a summbns or citation on December 14, 2002. Kevin Steiger repre-
sented the defendant. Case was entered on the Plea Docket for May 12, 2003.
B.J. Byrd: Charged with the purchase of a controlled substance and driving
under the influence. Charles E. Hobbs 11 represented the defendant. Defen-
dant entered a plea of no contest. Defendant to be released pending sentenc-
ing. Case entered on the Disposition Docket for August 11, 2003.
Steven Antonio Taylor: Charged with possession of a controlled substance
with the intent to deliver on September 21, 2002. Defendant was incarcer-
ated. Kevin Steiger represented the defendant. Prosecuting Attorney Scott
Matthews. Defendant entered a motion to suppress.

Julia D. Crum: Kevin Steiger represented the defendant. Defendant must pay
$295.00 in court costs or be in administrative probation for one year to termi-
nate upon payment of the court costs. Defendant signed up for administrative
probation on April 14, 2003.

James Phillip Jackson: Defendant is incarcerated, Kevin Steiger represented
the defendant. Case entered on the Disposition Docket for May 12. 2003.
Barney Wayne Johnson: Charged with driving while under the influence and
driving while license is permanently revoked on August 27, 2002. Defendant
is incarcerated. Kevin Steiger represented the defendant. Defendant entered a
plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. Defendant was sentenced to 18
months in the Department of Corrections with 179 days credit for time served.
Motion made for bill of particulars and sanctions and motion to compel. Case
entered on the dockets for August 11, 2003, August 13, 2003, and September
.29, 2003.
Westley Scaburn: Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude and driving
while license is suspended or revoked on April 9, 2002. Bond set at $6,500.00.
Charles E. Hobbs represented the defendant. Defendant entered a plea of no
contest and was adjudicated guilty. Defendant was sentenced to 6 months in
community control and 4 years probation to run concurrent with the sentenc-
ing for another charge. Defendant was given 229 days credit for time served.
Cost of supervision was waived.

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Larry David Wood: Charged with burglary of a dwelling and grand theft on
September 22, 2001. Bond set at $2,500.00. Don Pumphrey Jr. represented
the defendant. Case was entered on the Disposition Docket for April 16. 2003.

Horace Harris: Charged with violation of probation by resisting officer with
violence on August 16, 2002. Defendant is incarcerated. Kevin Steiger repre-
sented the defendant. Prosecutor did not prosecute. Charged with armed rob-
bery with a firearm and shooting into a building of February 5. 1996. Defen-
dant admitted to being in violation of probation and was found in violation of
probation. Defendant sentenced to 260 days incarceration with credit given
for 260 days already served. Defendant was reinstated to probation for 4
months, with all the prior conditions.
Eddie F. Houston: Charged with violation of probation by the sale of a con-
trolled substance on May 8, 2001. Bond set at $10.000.00. Kevin Steiger rep-
resented the defendant. Defendant admitted to being in violation of probation
and was found in violation of probation. Probation was revoked and the defen-
dant was sentenced to I year in community control. Cost of supervision was
waived but defendant must pay the civil judgment.

Thomas Randall Hudson: Clyde M Taylor Jr. represented the defendant. Case
continued until May 12, 2003.
Nathaniel White III: Kevin Steiger represented the defendant. Cost of super-
vision and civil judgment was waived.
William Larimore: Edward Staffman represented the defendant. Prosecuting
Attorney, Meggs. Defendant entered motions to transcribe the following: the
November hearing (Law enforcement); the disposition: and testimony of Lake
Beebe. All motions were granted.

City Council Meeting
June 5, 2003

Carrabelle Street

Work Miffs Citizens

Jimmie Crowder leads
charges of poor performance

By Skip Frink
Carrabelle and Tallahassee
businessman Jimmie Crowder,
who has worked wonders in the
development of the riverfront here
for years, appeared before the city
council to describe the bad effects
on his business from the ongoing
street and sewer work.
In no uncertain terms, he listed
at length the results of redo after
redo of the same piece of work,
which in some instances has pro-'
duced drainage and structural
problems for his land and build-
ings. "If I'd done a job like has
been done down here, they'd
snatch my license in Tallahassee.
Normally what you do with a pipe-
line is, you fix it as you go. You
don't wait to tear the whole town
up and come back and try to fix
it." He cited: sewer crews who
could not find a sewer line (spent
"1/2 a day ... then found the line
out the other side of the build-
ing"), unanswered requests for
solutions from the supervisory
people and lack of communication
throughout. Dan Keck, represent-
ing Baskerville-Donovan, Inc.,

who has hired Royal American
Construction Company to do the
work, attempted for over 30 min-
utes to resolve the situation.
Finally, comments from the au-
dience of Carrabelle citizens
agreeing with Mr. Crowder's po-
sition (for instance, reference was
made to the small dirt mountain
that appears and disappears be-
tween Gulf State Community
Bank and the Old Carrabelle Ho-
tel, and neither property is being
worked on) and futile attempts
by members of the council to ar-
rive at a peaceful solution were

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Saunders. "What you need to do,
is before we pay every month,
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the commission ... and say 'now
pay them"' if their problems are
caught up for the month. "Other-
wise, don't pay them".
A brief discussion, then a motion
and vote was taken, and the
monthly bill for $277,000.00 that
was earlier approved for payment,
was unapproved. Repairs should
happen shortly.
The 3-hour meeting (scheduled
for almost one hour less time),
opened with typical approvals of
minutes and bills, including the
bill approval later rescinded.
Commissioners' Reports:
Becky Jackson, City Clerk, an-
nounced the 6/26 workshop at
City Hall at 6 p.m. to discuss ex-
tension of Mediacom's cable fran-
chise agreement.
Ed Saunders made a motion
which passed, to buy 3 new fire
uniforms (@ $839.00), to be'use-
ful immediately, since the grant
application for 8 suits is ongoing.
He followed with another ap-
proved motion to award the widow
of a retired fire chief a badge and
Board of Adjustment:
Robert and Selina Winchester
failed to get a special exemption
to construct a day care center and
close an alley.
Planning and Zoning:
1. Mike Robulock was approved
to change zoning from R- 1 (Single
Family Residential) to R-4 (Multi-
family Residential) and to adver-
tise or a public hearing on the
following blocks/lots: 55-1/4,5,6
(Kelley's plat) and 63(A I), 71(B I)
and 72(B-2) in Pickett's addition.
2. Freda White Consulting, not
present, was awarded zoning
change from C-1, Mixed Use Com-,
mercial, to R-4 (Multi -family Resi-
dential) on the comer of Hwy. 98
and Timber Island Road. Also was
granted permission to advertise
or a public hearing.
3. Andy Durham of Pristine Part-
ners, LLC withdrew his zoning
change request, instead only re-
ceiving approval to advertise for
a public hearing on Little
McKissack Lake, sketch plat ap-
proval for 40 lots on 41.8 acres,
and to begin Phase 1. (19 lots).
Public Hearing:
No comment on Ordinance 304,
Kacey's Acres Estates.
Unfinished Business:
1. Approved: Baskerville-
Donovan's scope of services for
Mariner's Landing Development.
2. Approved: B-D's fees for pro-
fessional services to Carrabelle for
proposed developments.
3. Approved the 8" reclaimed wa-
ter force main change order from
Highway 98 into the St. James
Bay development.
4. Tabled possible discussion and
action on utility consolidation
between Carrabelle and Lanark
water and sewer.
5. Discussion of the agreement
between Carrabelle and the De-
partment of Corrections on. po-
table water supply, wastewater
transmission and treatment and
reuse water to the Franklin Cor-
rectional Institution.
6. Approved motion to redraft and
set public hearing: annexation of
the new prison.
7. Approved (pursuant to city
attorney's review) the exchange of
1. 1 acres owned by Carrabelle for
2.2 acres owned by St. Joe, in the
spray field property.
8. (Jimmie Crowder's appear-
ance-see above)
9. Resolved that the old Coast
Guard dock is a fishing dock only,
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package for the airport hangar
New Business:
1. No change in July 3 date for
July meeting.
2. Ron Treutel explained the
FRDiAP grant process for the
Carrabelle Lighthouse Associa-
tion. Approved to submit the ap-
3. Skip Frink received Carrabelle's
support for the proposed 248-mile
Big Bend Scenic Highway corri-
dor, which will cost nothing and
attract funding all along its path.
4. Les Dohner introduced the
Carrabelle Sportfishing Associa-
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bench for Docks 4 Less in front of
Two Gulls.
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Carrabelle has 3 weeks to send a
list of roads to be paved by the
7. Approved $ 100 donation to the
TIYC Youth Fishing Class/Youth
Fishing Tournament.
8. Approved James Moore & Co.
auditor services charges for
2004-2006 at $19,500/year. plus
an $810,000 conversion charge in
9. Disapproved hardware and
software lease for the police de-
10. Decided on the two dates for
budget workshops for 2003-4:
Tuesday 7/1 and 7/29 @ 6.
1. Second reading/adoption of
1 vacation and abandonment of a
portion of Owen's Avenue, Ordi-
nance 303.
2. First reading of Proposed Ordi-
nance 304: rezone Lot 21, block
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Harvest Permits


Permits are still available for the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission's (FWC) 2003
alligator harvest. The FWC ex-
panded the alligator hunt this
year to allow hunting in areas that
were previously off-limits. But in-
terested hunters must hurry, be-
cause only about 400 permits re-
In past years, the odds of obtain-
ing one of the popular- harvest
permits were less than one in 15.
This year the FWC established
countywide alligator management
Units which made 750 additional
permits available. A person per-
mitted for a countywide harvest
unit will be allowed to take two
alligators from any lands that they
could legally access in the speci-
fied county, including public and
private lands and waters, but ex-
cluding specific water bodies es-
tablished as Alligator Manage-
ment Units, private wetlands per-
mitted for alligator management,
and other protected public prop-
Alligator harvest applications are
available at all FWC regional of-
fices and on the FWC Web site at
gators/Default.htm. That site also
shows which areas still have per-
mits available.
Applicants can check their selec-
tion status daily after 5 p.m. on
the Web site. People who do not
receive a permit through the se-
lection process will have their fees
Alligator harvest permits allow
hunters to take two alligators. To
be eligible for a permit, applicants
must be at least 18 years old by
Sept. 1 and must have not been
convicted of violating wildlife laws
relating to alligator trapping
within the past five years nor laws
relating to endangered crocodil-
ians within the past 10 years.

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And Hints For Protecting
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By Rene Topping

It is now 12 days into June, the
official month for the start of the
hurricane season that ends in
November in Florida. It marks the
time for those of us who live on
the coast to start to make our
plans for where we will go if we
are the unfortunate place that will
be the landfall.
This is first to tell you about a
group of volunteers who all over
Florida in the various counties
members of the Humane Society
of the United States Disaster Ani-
mal Response Team (DART)) are
checking their bags to be ready
at a moment's notice to respond
to a county that had taken the
destructive affect of landfall.

One of the Chronicle's
These are people who love animals
and have become expert in some
way to take care of animals after
the storm has passed. I spoke
with one member of DART who,
had been trained and was active
at the time of Andrew in lower
Florida. She asked me to keep her
-anonymous. "I only do it because
of the animals and the feeling I
can make a difference," she said.
She said that she arrived in South
Florida she looked around her
and all was devastation. It was as
if a giant hand had come down
and wiped out what was a pretty
little subdivision, Here and there
were homes that had seemed to
be all right, but none really es-
caped. She said the area was
reminiscent of a whole town after
bombing. And it went on mile af-
ter mile.
She was introduced into a team
that was going to work with
horses. The teams would split up
into two people who spread out
in every direction over the area to
rescue animals who were hurt.

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They would go out each day at
daybreak and work until the sun-
set searching for animals. They
would go into the farms and then
post the place with a big X that
there were injured animals. Oth-
ers would be following with horse
trailers and the hurt animals
would be taken to a safe place and
cared for.-She said they came in
the camp area dog-tired and she
said she slept well.
Meanwhile other volunteers
would be looking for smaller ani-
mals, cats and dogs along with
other pets. Some would not leave
the home they knew so the vol-
unteers would leave water and
food to help them get by. Some
were looking for exotic animals
from zoos or from people's homes.
Another thing when they entered
a home with water in it they were
warned to be careful as there
would probably snakes of all types
and sizes. She said it that she
experienced the real need for a
DART team such as she belonged

She said Andrew was an awak-
ening to all of Florida. "No one in
Florida could remember a hurri-
cane of this power had hit the
coasts of Florida for many years
and the people had no plans and
wandered around in a daze."
In this time we are living through
it is not only hurricanes. The
DART response teams also are
activated in Tornadoes, Hazard-
ous materials incidents, floods,
earthquakes. Many people were
motivated by the terrorist attacks
on September 11 to form the all
volunteer HSUS Disaster Animal
Response Team (DART). While
there was little an untrained per-
son could do to help in that situ-
ation, there have been many times
they have been called out. We live
in perilous times and there will
undoubtedly be disasters in the
future that will require adequately
prepared volunteers.
If this strikes you as something
you would like to join in you can
begin working your way to become
one of these volunteer.
You can start by getting more in-
formation from the classes and
courses the American Red Cross
gives, such as First Aid, Introduc-
tion to Disaster Services. Shelter
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Mass Care, and Emergency Assis-
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You can also gain more vital in-
formation in taking Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency
(FEMA) courses as follows: Ani-
mals in Disaster Module A (IS 10).
Animals in Disaster Module (IS
11) Incident Command System (IS

HSUS suggests that you volunteer
at the local Humane Society Shel-
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so, you can gain experience in
animal care and handling. (The
Franklin County Humane Society
is located on County Road 65 be-
tween the Franklin County Jail
and the Franklin County Land
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Have You A Plan For Your
Pets If A Hurricane Strikes
Our Coast?

It is now that YOU need to have a
good plan, not when you are try-
ing to barricade your windows,
gas up the car, get food and wa-
ter.,for..thr.eedays, etc. Now is the
time to do planning not only for
the humans but also for all your
"Furry Friends."
The best of the advice from the
experts is to evacuate to higher
ground. It is a long time since
Carrabelle has seen a true hurri-
cane. Many of you will go to rela-
tives and friends. If you are not
so fortunate you need to plan now
for the hotel or motel you and the
pets are going to.
Tim Turner is in charge of
Franklin Emergency Services. He
said, "Although the Red Cross will
not take evacuees with animals
at their shelters, you have an al-
ternative," He went on to say, "We
are fortunate that many of Talla-
hassee hotels and motels will take
you with your animals."
He said, "When you plan for three
days with food, water and cloth-
ing for the family remember that
you need to pack their food, wa-
ter, medicines, bowls, leashes,
and have with each animal a col-
lar and identification."
Carry their papers for good health
and the document that shows
they are up to date on rabies
Put each in their own carrier and
make sure that the animal can
stretch in it.
When you got home make sure
you do not let them run free. They
may not recognize the home place.
(I had a personal experience when
we came home with a cat known
as ROJO. He got away from me
and ran the full length of a pine
tree, one of seven that were down
on the ground, and he howled and
was shaking.)
As a last resort, if you have to
leave your animal and at the last
minute it will not show itself, take
a late picture of your animal with
you as they will hide and you can
alert your neighbors. Leave water
in a big bowl and dry food in quan-
When the animal comes out speak
softly to them and try to be cheer-
ful and that will be helpful. They
have gone through a terrible time
with noises, and they have found
themselves alone. Like children,
they will take the mood you are
If you need more specified infor-
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Humane Society of the United
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Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 05/23/03 Invoice No 8674
Description of Vehicle: Make Nis Model 2-door Color Blue
Tag No No Tag Year 1989 tate FL__ inNo. IN4GB22SXKC746160
To Owner: Carolyn Dassey T Lie Holder: eet Financial Inc.
1421 Loring Street 1960 Dairy Road
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You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
05/19/03 at the request of FCSO/APD 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
$ 230.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 per
day 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 06/26/03 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 al.
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

Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 06/02/03 invoice No 8689
Description of Vehicle: Make Dodge Model Dynasty Colo, Maroon
TagNo EM852F Year 1989 Stat FL VinNo. IB3BC4631KD625786

To Owner: Donna Loraine McCullough To Lien Holder:
560 Oyster Road
Apalachicola, FL 32320

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
05/23/03 at the request of 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
$ 980.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of S 20.00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien ol
the lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
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.at: 447 HWY 98 EASTPOINT, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
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Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 06/03/03 Invoice No. 8690
Description of Vehicle: Make Toyota Model PU Color Maroon
TagNo 52LB316 Year 1989 State AL__ inNo. JT4RN81R2K5028070
To Owner: Jeanine Oden To Lien Holder:
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You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
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$ 230.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 per
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You and each of you are hereby notified that on 07/03/03 at 12:00 noon
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later. His cooling device was developed to provide relief
to his suffering yellow fever patients. A museum in
Apalachicola to this day marks the work of John Gorrie
just across from his last resting place in Gorrie Square,
down from Trinity Church. This book tells what is now
known about Dr.. Gorrie, his work and his ice machine.
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Marine Auto Furniture

3215 Crawfordville Highway Crawfordville, FL
1 st/6-13/6-27

Specializing in: Used Cars & Truck Sales, Car & Truck
Accessories, Bed Liners, Tool Boxes
(850] 926-6247
3161 Coastal Hwy. Where US 319 & US 98 meet
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Boat Transporting Marine Supply Grocery
Highway 98 East Carrabelle, FL 32322
OPEN: 5:30 A.M. 11:00 P.M.
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J&B Fishing
Bait & Tackle Seafood Market
Fresh Seafood
1582 Highway 98 Carrabelle, FL 32322
Phone: 850-697-5246
Sun. Thurs. 6 a.m. 6 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 6 a.m. 7 p.m.2nd/6 13/6-27

We Invite Comparison
Crawfordville Auto Mart, Inc.
* High quality, low milage, off lease vehicles (mostly pickups & SUV's)
3 Month, 3,0000 Mile Warranty
4.50% Interest w/Approved Credit
Compact Tractors & Implements
Crawfordville Auto Mart (850) 926-1006
2106 Crawfordville Highway Crawfordville, FL 32327

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Open 7 days: Mon. Sat. 10 am- 7 pm Sun. 12 pm 6pm
(850) 926-1650
3278-C Crawfordville Hwy. Crawfordville, FL 32327


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PHONE: (850) 984-5637 (850) 984-5693 FAX: (850) 984-5698
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Ice Cream
Carrabelle Junction
88 Tallahassee Street 697-9550
Across from the Post Office 2nd/6-13/6-27


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Body Boards Skim Boards
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Check our inventory out, we have a full line of building
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Give us a call and let us serve your needs.
Highway 98 P.O. Drawer L
Carrabelle, FL 32322 Phone: (850) 697-3332

Owner "We Furnish Storage Boxes" Block
Mark Mitchell Wilson Cube


P.O. Box 8 Panacea, FL 32346
Office: 984-5676 or 575-4113


Custom Made Jewelry
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371 Highway 98 P.O. Box 434 Eastpoint, FL 32328
Phone: (850) 670-8444

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JoAnn's flowers and

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44 Rose Street Sopchoppy, FL 962-5430
Fresh and Silk Flowers
Gifts for every occasion Teleflora member
Hours: Tuesday Friday 9:30 6:00 Saturday 9:30 4:00
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Juice & Java is growing!!!
.* Stop in for great food and drinks
-. ', at Flamingo's by the Sea...
same great coffee & smoothies
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49 West Pine Ave St. George Island, FL
850-927-3925 5-30/6-13

Pro Welding & Fabrication Company
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100% Mobile/24 hr. Service
28 years experience
Industrial Pipe Welding & Fabrication: *X-Ray & Basic Welding

H.L. "Buster" Mathis, Owner
10 Mathis Road
Sopchoppy, FL 32358

Phone: (850) 962-6107
Joe's Mobile: (850) 528-0033
Fax: (850) 962-1098

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2784 Coastal Highway Medart, FL 32327
Hours: Mon. Sat. 7 6 Sun. 7 2 2nd/6-13/6-27

Electrical & Plumbing Supply Co., Inc.

Eastpoint, Florida 670-4817
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Pearl Baths Toto Toilets
200A Mobile Home Power Poles

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Foils Pedicures-Reflexology
Perms .Nails Extensions
Hours: Mon. Thurs. 140-E Palm Court St. George Island
Call for appointment: 850-927-3500 5-30/6-13

Robert Baker, Owner 5090 Coastal Highway Crawfordville, FL 32327
Office: (850) 926-5696 Mobile: (850) 566-2501
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Wood, Concrete, Fiberglass Stay Tyte Lock Downs Commercial
& More 5-30/6-13

Collins Construction
of St. George Island, Inc.
& Sewage Treatment Services
Specializing in
Septic & Aeroibc Systems
P.O. Box 1007 96 Otter Slide Road Eastpoint, FL 32328
Office: 850-670-5790

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services (850) 899-3262




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