Title: Franklin chronicle
ALL ISSUES CITATION THUMBNAILS ZOOMABLE PAGE IMAGE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089928/00261
 Material Information
Title: Franklin chronicle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Russell Roberts
Publication Date: May 27, 2005
Copyright Date: 2005
 Subjects
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Franklin -- Apalachicola
Coordinates: 29.725278 x -84.9925 ( Place of Publication )
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00089928
Volume ID: VID00261
Source Institution: Florida State University
Holding Location: Florida State University
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.

Full Text




Beach Bell Realty Report

Franklin Real Estate Market

Continues Expansion

Average Home Prices Have Reached $485,291; Average Lot
Prices have increased to $279,777. Variations Occur
Depending Upon Location
The Beach Bell Quarterly Realty Report has shown the new year with
continued market expansion with residential sales increasing to an
average of $485,291. The quarterly data, with other comparisons, is
contained in Tables 1 (Residential) and Table 2 (Lots), reproduced
inside this issue.
Taking the quarterly data for the moment, the average price per square
foot is $559 on St. George Island in the first quarter of 2005. Square
footage-averages have also increased in Eastpoint ($323)- up from
the 2004 average of $152. The same increases occurred in Apalachicola
properties over 2004 averages of $116 with their quarterly average of
$148 per square foot. The same increases occurred with properties at
Alligator Point.
Thus, the most expensive residential properties are still located on
St. George Island, followed by those at Cape San Bias, Mexico Beach,
and Carrabelle.

Continued on Page 10


About 500 Bikers Visit
Apalachicola For First

Annual Bike Fest Weekend


Hosted by the Gibson Hotel, a few hundred motorcycle bik-
ers participated in the First Annual Bike Fest Weekend
held in Apalachicola, May 20 22nd. Proceeds from the
celebration will benefit the Three Servicemen Statute
South, Inc., according to Pamela Barnes, one of the orga-
nizers of the event.
Bike Fest Weekend included a raffle, slow bike contest,
oyster run, best bike contest, and silent auction. The cen-
terpiece of the weekend was a motorcycle poker run on
Saturday, May 21st, starting about 11 a.m. Sponsors for
the event included Bib Bike Super Store, Papa Joe's Res-
taurant, The Owl Cafe, Indian Pass Raw Bar, Tallahassee
Powder Coating, Wicked Willies, CMA, Tim and Sadie Pyan,
Magnolia Grill, Pamelot Arts, Oasis, Steamers, Wheel House,
Iron Ravens Motorcycle Club, 3 Amigos Motorcycle Club,
Franklin County Motorcycle Club, the Gibson Inn and
Rancho Inn.

II -/--

immeC


Reaching New RadMr4 Eve4y Day

BULK RATE
APALACHICOLA, FL
The3232
PERMIT#*8


Franklin





Chronicle


Volume 14, Number 11 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER May 27 June 9, 2005


Franklin County Health

Council

By Richard E. Noble
Dr. Tamara Marsh made a very informative and probing presentation
before the County Commission on May 17th, with regards to the
progress of the recently organized Franklin County Health Council.
The Council is comprised of an all volunteer group of concerned citi-
zens and professional health care providers from the local Franklin
County health care community. In the February 24th issue of the
Franklin Chronicle a detailed report was presented covering Congress-
man Allen Boyd's (D-North Florida) investigation of the health care
needs of Franklin County.
At that meeting Congressman Boyd informed a packed house of con-
cerned citizens that the Federal Government would not be coming
forward to the States with any substantial health care dollar assis-
tance. The bottom line, as expressed by the Congressman, was that
"we are on our own" and it will be up to the local communities to
tackle the problems of health care within our individual areas.
The Congressman was particularly pleased that a Committee had
already been organized in Franklin County to attempt to deal with
the local problems. He enthusiastically encouraged the Committee
and expressed his desire to participate actively in its progress and
development.
Dr. Marsh was at the May 17 meeting of the County Commission to
update the Board on the new Franklin County Health Council's
progress..
"I am here today to brief you about the tremendous progress of your
appointed health care committee, which has met each month since
January, and to seek your input and approval on a couple of items as
we prepare to move forward.
"In January the initial charge the commission set forth was, "Indi-
gent care".
Indigent care is a term used to describe that group of citizens who,
though not impoverished or destitute, do not, for one reason or an-
other, have adequate funds to pay for their health care needs. The
number of indigent care patients within Franklin County may be as
high as thirty percent of the population. It was learned at this Janu-
ary meeting of the Council that most all of the Franklin County health
care providers were assisting indigents in some fashion-some as
high as thirty percent of their private practice.
"In February we established our mission statement ... to advise the
Board of Commissioners on matters of health care in a manner that
is unprejudiced, unbiased and based on the welfare of its citizens;
the financial impact on the County's budget; and the economic im-
pact on the County itself
"We began on some of-the indigeIt care issues by exploring what is
possible for group insurance for small business, as far as uniting
under one umbrella. Gary Barber shared that it would not be pos-
sible to unite the small business into one group,under the Chamber
(of Commerce). He would talk to different providers to see if they could
offer any discounted plans though.
"In March we had a poorly attended meeting, which was horrible since
Allen Boyd had sent his Health Aide, Bobby Pickles, to this meeting.
"Rep. Boyd wants each county to form a Health Council, so he sug-
gested we change our name to accomplish this. This lead to a motion
to present to you now that the ... Commission rename the committee
to the Franklin County Health Council."
This motion was approved by the Board.
'The Congressman wants to make sure that from now on when he
grants Federal money that the whole community is backing the ef-
fort, so that these monies are not wasted in duplicating services ...
(This) lead to our second motion-that the ... Board require that any
entity seeking a health related grant in Franklin County be required
to first submit their request to the Franklin County Health Council
for review and approval before being voted on by the Board of Com-
missioners."
This motion was also approved.
'"The congressman wants each Council to name one member of the
Health Council to participate in a district wide committee."
Mr. Wesley Tice of the Franklin county Health Department was asked
by the Board if he would be able to make himself available for such
an appointment. Mr. Tice graciously accepted the appointment stat-
ing "... That is what I'm here for ... I would be more than happy to
oblige." He was immediately approved by the Board.
Dr. Marsh continued: "Our April meeting was a very lively meeting to
say the least. I thought it was an appropriate time to invite other
entities (in the health care providing business) ... so we could find out
exactly where they are in their planning and ask them questions di-
rectly. Mike Walsh of DaSee stated that they had applied for an FDA
loan to build a 64,000 sq. ft. hospital. This new facility would be a
not-for-profit 501-C and it would cost the County nothing. A thirty
year United States Department of Agriculture loan would finance the
new hospital. This new facility would meet the County's primary care
and diagnostic needs for at least another twenty-five years. The facil-
ity would feature twenty-six private rooms (that could be converted to
doulile rooms if needed) and 3,600 sq., ft. of attached office space for
physicians and other possible specialties. The facility would be con-
structed on a 40 acre tract originally donated for the consolidated
school on HWY 65. For clarity, who is currently in control of this
land?"
A debate then ensued among the Commissioners. Two of the Com-
missioners agreed that the land now belonged to the School Board.
Commissioner Putnal said that the public land had been traded for
the library property in Carrabelle. Cheryl Sanders enforced the no-
tion that the property belonged to the School Board. Mr. Mosconis
expressed doubts. It was his opinion that the property had been do-
nated by the County to the School Board under the stipulation that it
be used for the new school construction site. Since this was no longer
the case, he suggested that the property in question may once again
be at the County's discretion. Mr. Mosconis was also of the opinion
that something as important as a hospital should require some spe-
cial consideration.
SSince the DaSee people had not been before the Commission with
regards to this new hospital project, the Commission was at a loss to
make any comment with regards to its authenticity, future, or pros-
pects.
"We need to know," continued Doctor Marsh, "if the Commission can
work with DaSee. If you cannot, then we need to find someone you
can and back them one hundred percent." Doctor Marsh continued
to express to the Board the need for a whole-hearted support. "We
must back whoever is going to be running this hospital one hundred
and ten percent .. and the Board must be leading this charge."
There was a rather pregnant pause at this point. If you have been
following the health care dilemma here in the County, you will re-
member that not too long ago the Board was suggesting an evacua-
tion notice to the DaSee group along with voicing continuous com-
plaints concerning the Corporation's inability to pay its bills-emer-
gency ambulance service in particular. Mr. Lake, the administrator,
had appeared before the Board to a rather fiery confrontation.

Continued on Page 9


Inside This Issue
10 Pages
FCAT ...................... 1.9 Editorial & Commentary
Health Council ........ 1, 9 .......................... 3, 4, 7
Unemployment...... 1, 10 Second Circuit Court
Real Estate............ 1, 10 Report ................... 5, 6
Bike Fest ............... 1, 8 Butler Accepted to NYU 7
Franklin Briefs ........ 2, 6 FCAN......................... 8
Business Card Directory 9



Franklin District FCAT

Scores Released

Only Three Franklin Grades Meet or Exceed State
Averages in Reading. MOST Franklin Grades
Scored Below State Averages in Math.
The results of this year's FCAT exams are riot good. only three grades
(3rd, 4th and 6th) met or exceeded statewide averages in Reading. In
Math, only one grade .met the statewide average (6th), The remainder
fell below statewide averages, as indicated in Table ,1.
In both tables, please note that students that scored on level 3 have
scored at a MINIMUMLY ACCEPTABLE LEVEL. Those scoring above
level 3 in reading or mathematics are considered on grade level, pro-
ficient or advanced.
In reading scores, the 9th and 10th grade results were the worst.
Statewide averages for these grades were 36% and 32% scoring at
level 3 or better, but in Franklin the 9th and 10th graders scored only
17% and 16% at level 3 or better. The results for those two grades in
math were not much better, but the numbers were higher. 9th grades
had 41% scoring at level 3 or better, but this was far below the state-
wide average of 59%, Tenth grade results were 37%, still far below
the statewide average of 63%.


TABLE 1
READING



Ql C0

3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10


MATH


lit
I|8
f co


69
72
58
57
44
36
17
16


The table provides the percent of students in the district scoring 3
and above in FCAT reading and mathematics. Students that score in
FCAT Achievement Levels 3. 4 and 5 in reading or mathematics are
considered on grade level, proficient, or advanced. Students that
score 3 and above on FCAT writing have scored at or above a
minimally acceptable level. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment
'Test is based on Florida's curriculum frameworks, the Sunshine State
Standards.

Continued on Page 9

William Scott Commended
For Veterans Work


William Scott was commended at
Tuesday's meeting of the County
Board of Commissioners for his
veterans work in Gulf County,
assisting the Gulf County Dept
during a recent illness of their
employee Bo Williams.
The letter read, in part:
"Dear Chairperson Sanders:
On behalf of the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners,
I would like to commend Mr. Wil-
liam Scott on his dedication to the
veterans of both Franklin and
Gulf Counties. He went above and
beyond the call of duty in assist-
ing our department during the
recent illness of our employee. Bo
Williams.


In this day and time, it is ex-
tremely rare to find this type of
commitment and allegiance from
employees and we are grateful to
know that our counties can work
cooperatively when need dictates.
Once again, please send our ap-
preciation to Mr. Scott for his as-
sistance to our veterans and we
thank him and the board and
wish you all the best. If you ever
need assistance, please do not
hesitate to contact us at (850)
229-6106.
Sincerely,
Nathan Peters, Jr.
Chairman"
Board of County Commissioners
Gulf County


Florida Continues To Lead
Nation In Unemployment Rate
And Employment Growth
The state continued to lead the national job market in employment
growth while the unemployment rate remained below the national
average.
Florida's Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)
Florida's April 2005 unemployment rate was 4.2 percent. relatively
unchanged from the revised rate of 4.4 percent in March and down
0.6 percentage point from 4.8 percent a year ago.
Florida's April 2005 unemployment rate of 4.2 percent was the lowest
experienced by the state since April 2001.
Out of a civilian labor force of 8,621,000, there were 8,259.000 cm-
ployed and 361,000 unemployed Floridians.
Florida's April 2005 rate was 1.0 percentage point lower than Ihe
national rate of 5.2 percent. Florida's unemployment rate has remained
about one percentage point below the national average since mid-2003.
Florida's Nonagricultural Employment By Industry
(Seasonally Adjusted)
In April 2005, Florida's nonagricultural employment expanded by 3.0
percent over the year. In comparison, nonagricultural employment

Continued on Page 10


4








P~gt 27 Mav 2005


A. A ~ A,/ i- -,


A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


The Franklin Chronicle


Franklin

Briefs

*ay 17, 2005

-Present: Chairperson Cheryl
Sanders; Commissioner
SJimmy Mosconis;
Commissioner Bevin Putnal;
:Commissioner Noah Lockley,
Jr. and Commissioner Russell
.Crofton.

William Scott
A letter of appreciation was read
in behalf of William Scott, com-
'mended him for his work in Gulf
County. This is featured in a sepa-
Sate article in this issue.

Solid Waste, Parks and
Recreation
Van W. Johnson made the follow-
ing report:
"I have for the Board's approval
.and the Chairman's signature,
.the annual Application for Recov-
ered Materials Certification and
Reporting Form. Florida Statutes
'requires agencies or companies
*handling more than 600 tons of
.recovered materials to provide
certification to the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection
annually. During the year 2004,
the County's recycling program
recovered approximately 641 tons
of such material. The annual cost
-for this certification is $50.00.
'ACTION REQUESTED: Motion
authorizing the Chairman's sig-
nature on the FDEP Application
for Recovered Materials Certifica-
tion and Reporting Form and au-
thorizing the payment of $50.00
for the annual fee." The Board
approved.
"For the Board's Information: At-
tached to this report is a copy of
a letter from Secretary of State
Glenda Hood announcing that the
Division of Historical Resources,
has recommended Fort Coombs
Armory for grant funding, contin-
gent on legislative appropriation."
"The Florida Department of Mili-
tary Affairs submitted the grant
in conjunction with the City of
Apalachicola and' Franklin
County. Funds from the grant will
'be used to assess the renovation
needs of the Armory. Both the
County and City have already
'committed financially to the grant
application."

St. George Island
Restrooms & Public Beach'.
Due t~'the seasonal influx c '.l',.s-
tors on St. George Island, it has
become necessary to staff the
restrooms on weekends. During
the past two weekends I have been
inundated with calls at home con-
cerning stopped up plumbing and
bursted water lines.
Because of this, starting with the
Memorial Day weekend until af-
ter Labor Day, I will have the
restrooms manned from 11:00
a.m.-5:00 p.m. on weekends and
holidays. Along with manning the
restrooms, staff will monitor and
control the litter at the public
beach area. I am bringing this
matter to your attention, because
this move may require the need
for compensatory time. The Board
approved.

Bid Opening
The following bids were received
for equipment identified below:
SEOC generator
Lanark Village Drainage Project
Gulf Terrace Manhole Rehabili-
tation

Road Abandonment
Request

ISt. George Island
,By Richard E. Noble
:A seemingly inconsequential issue
,regarding a request for a road
abandonment of a portion of 2nd
Street East, plat of St. George Is-
land for some reason provoked
quite a big of controversy.
{Nick Yonclas, retired attorney
:from Eastpoint, came before the


Commission representing Larry
Troy of Cove Properties the own-
ers of property adjacent to the
road in question.
The property in question is 2nd
Street on the east side of Franklin,
between Bay Shore St. and Gunn
St. "It is not a street as it pres-
ently exists," Mr. Yonclas in-
formed the Board. "Although plat-
ted as a street it is not a street. It
is one hundred and thirty feet
long and sixty feet wide. The prop-
erty owner on the west is Cove
Properties. The property owner on
the east side is the owner of
Finni's Restaurant ... No one is
presently using this property as
a road and no one probably ever
will use it as a road."
Attorney Yonclas explained that
this property was currently being
used in haphazard ways and that
if it were abandoned by the
County it could not be used as a
lot to profit from. "Why is it nec-
essary that it be abandoned? ...
As it now exists it is a threat to
my client's investment. He owns
several properties to the east.
Right now that 60 feet of property
is being used as a parking lot; as
the extension for a patio for a res-
taurant; and some nights as a
refuge for beer bottles and other
debris that gets thrown there as
a result of that kind of usage. If
he had the thirty feet that would
go with this property as an aban-
donment he would, at least, have
a buffer. The best reason for not
abandoning this property is that
it would remove public access to
the water. That reason is at best
theoretical." Yonclas explained
that the beach area at the water's
edge of this property exited into a,
thick area of extended marsh
grass. He suggested that it would
not be a suitable area for a County
dock or boat launch area or even
access to the water by foot. He
also suggested that this property,
as it is presently being used, could
very well engage the County in
possible law suits.
After a brief discussion on the
usefulness of this property to the
County, commissioner Mosconis
suggested that the issue be tabled
and that the County Commission-
ers all take a field trip out to this
property,and examine its poten-
tial between now and the next
meeting.
The County Attorney suggested
that this was supposed to be a
public hearing and that a decision
should be forth-coming.
A Mr. Regalmyer, a resident from
the Island, voiced the opinion that
the property should not be aban-
doned by the County. "If the prob-
lems are the neighbors then that
is what good privacy fences are
for." He also expressed the notion
that a sixty foot wide piece of
property on St. George Island is a
buildable size property. The pos-
sibility that some day the County
may see fit to build a dock or some
other facility in that area, did not
seem out of the question to him.
Mr. Regalmyer didn't understand
why the public should be giving
up any property-never mind a
piece of property fronting the
water's edge on the Island.
Larry Troy then came to the po-
dium to speak on his own behalf
He felt that Mr. Mosconis had the
right idea and suggested that they
should all go out to the Island and
take a look at this property for
themselves. 'There is no access
there and there will never be ac-
cess there. I am a proponent of
water access. If I thought that you
could build a dock or put a boat
in (there), or even get wet-then I
wouldn't be here tonight."
A discussion then proceeded con-
cerning the ability to put public
boat docks in at the ends of vari-
ous streets out on St. George Is-
land. Alan Pierce expressed skep-
ticism. The State of Florida owns
a good deal of the land in that area
now, Mr. Pierce explained and
most other possible sites do not
provide acceptable water access.








S~~.6*1*1llc III~Y~


Several of the Commissioners and
the County Attorney discussed
the possibility of this particular
property being used for
cast-netting or floundering.
Mr. Troy denied these possibili-
ties and challenged the commis-
sioners to go take a look for them-
selves. The County Attorney said
that he knew exactly where the
property was and what it con-
sisted of. He went on to state that
as a boy he had often waded into
just such areas around the Bay
and that he had no doubt that
enterprising and fish-hardened
locals could use the area.
The County Attorney then went
on to inform the Board that the
staff recommendation was to deny
this abandonment. "It is contrary
to prior Board policy to provide
public water access. It is not big
city access where you can take
your big boat, but if some local
boy wants to go crabbing. he can
walk down that right-of-way; he
can wade out into the marsh and
catch him some crabs or floun-
der, or whatever he wants to do. I
understand that the owners of
this property want to increase the
value of their property but it is not
in the public's interest-it is not!"
"In the past," added Commis-
sioner Putnal, "roads have been
abandoned in Alligator Point and
it has caused us headache after
headache. It has been the policy
of this Board to be consistent on
not giving away any water access,
and I want to stick to that policy."
"What is your definition of access,
Michael." opposed Mr. Troy. "I
would like to see you come down
there and make it to the Bay."
"Oh I've waded across marshes
my whole life..."
"Well, I'd like to see you come
down there and do it..."
"Listen. I'm too old, but younger
people may want to do just that..."
Everyone then began talking over
one another and Ms. Sanders had
to call the commissioners, staff-
ers and petitioners to attention.
It was getting hot, believe it or not!
"Our recommendation by the At-
torney and the staff is to deny this
request, is that right?" asked Ms.
Sanders.
"I have a hard time ... I told Larry,"
interjected Commissioner
Crofton, "our definition of water
access is different. Mine is that
any public property that goes to
the water or makes it to marshy
area-that's water access. And
like Michael says, if you give it
away, you will never get it back.
It is in the public interest not to
give away water access, or not to
abandon roads that lead to wa-
ter. I make the motion that we
deny the abandonment of the
road.
The motion.was then brought to
a vote and it was unanimous-the
abandonment of the road was
denied.

Mosquito Control
Dewitt Polous, Mosquito Control
Director, reported before the Com-
mission the good news that he
had the *mosquito problem in
Franklin County under satisfac-
tory control. Sheryl Sanders and
Com. Putnal begged to disagree.
Both Commissioners informed
Mr. Polous that they had been
receiving numerous complaints.,
Ms. Sanders wanted to contact
somebody higher up to see if more
could be done. Mr. Polous kept
repeating that his complaints
were extremely low this year as
compared to previous years. Fi-
nally Ms. Sanders, in no uncer-
tain terms, told Mr. Polous that
she didn't care what his level of
complaints were or how good he
thought the new mandated spray
system was she was getting plenty
of complaints and she wanted to'
talk to somebody higher up about
it.


In any case, I was going to direct
our readers, who may have com-
plaints, to the Mosquito Control
number to call. I went to the
phone book and looked, under
Franklin County, Apalachicola-
Mosquito Control. I found no such
listing. Maybe this is the reason
Dewitt Polous is not getting any
complaints and the Commission-
ers are. I personally have never
seen so many mosquitoes as this
season. At twilight I .can't even
water the garden without keeping
a free hand to slap at mosquitoes.
I then asked my wife to see if she
could find the Mosquito Control
phone number. Naturally, she did.
She looked under Eastpoint,
Franklin County and found two
numbers. In any case, if you are
having a Mosquito problem and
would like some extra attention
to your area you can call
670-8640 or 670-8730 and re-
ceive a personal visit, as I under-
stand, from Dewitt himself-who,
by the way, seems like a very nice
man. (I don't want Dewitt beating
up on me-you understand.)

Dr. Mullis
Dr. Mullis and his buildable/
unbuildable lot should be over.
The deal was signed sealed, voted
on, and approved this week. I
must admit,' I am very happy for.
Dr. Mullis. I love his TV commer-
cials. Now Dr. Mullis should un-
derstand that we here in Franklin
County are caring, understand-
ing, nice folks also. We don't pro-
vide popcorn and fountain drinks
at the Commission meetings as
Dr. Mullis does at his office-but
we'll work on it.

Thom Lewis
The Thom Lewis road-drainage
ditch, erosion problem, unlike
Doctor Mullis' problem, is still lin-
gering on-and I mean lingering.
This has been years, now. One
wonders if Mr. Lewis's home
hasn't floated off someplace by
now.
If you will remember, the problem
was the construction of a Low
Water Crossing on the road adja-
cent to Mr. Lewis' property-
which was being eroded away by
storm water run-off. It seems that
a crossing would be constructed

one week by the road department
and then immediately buried over
the following week by the road
grading crew. Mr. Lewis finally
sued the County which, in retro-
spect, does not seem to be the best
course for a citizen to take. Con-
sequently the case has been lin-
gering and lingering.
It did seem that an agreement had
finally been reached. Mr. Lewis
toned down his demands and the
County backed out of its Olympic
wrestling posture-and anagree-
ment was madr& The County
would construct a Low Water
Crossing at the site in question
and Mr. Lewis would drop his suit.
But the County couldn't construct
a Low Water Crossing because the
water line which ran along side of
the road wasn't low enough. This
caused a delay in the proposed
solution and the agreed upon date
for the Crossing was not met.
Alan Pierce contacted the St.
George Island Water Company
who were able to lower that line
"in record time" according to At-
torney Shuler. The County then
went out and installed a tempo-
Srary culvert at the site. Mr. Lewis'
attorney has since sent the
County a bill for twelve hundred
plus dollars for damages caused
by the County's delay in con-
structing the Low Water Crossing
(now culvert).
Attorney Shuler advised the
county to deny payment of this
twelve hundred dollars. A motion
was made and the denial of the
payment was approved.
Mr. Lewis could not be consulted
on this matter because he is pres-


County Board Opposes FWC

Policy Of Purchasing

Hunting Licenses On-Line


Franklin County government
seeks to put a brake on computer
applications for, hunting licenses,
-as described in a recent letter sent
to the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission. Cheryl
Sanders, in her letter to the Com-
mission, recited a few facts, "Not
everyone in Franklin County owns
a computer and not everyone here
is computer literate," as reasons
for the Commission to revise its
practice.
The letter read, in part:
Mr. Ken Haddad, Executive
Director Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission
Farris Bryant Bldg
620 South Meridian St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Dear Mr. Haddad:
The Franklin County Board of
County Commissioners unani-
mously opposes the new FWC
procedure of purchasing hunting
licenses on-line. The Board un-
derstands new technology often
provides more opportunity for citi-
zens trying to contact state agen-
cies, but that is not the case here.
Here, FWC is taking away the
most common form of communi-
cation the US mail, and replacing
it with a computer. Not everyone
in Franklin County owns a com-
puter and not everyone here is
computer literate.


ently out of town. He will still have
to approve the culvert or request
a Low Water Crossing as per his
agreement.
To be continued. Tune in next is-
sue for the exciting conclusion (we
hope) to the Thom Lewis Low Wa-
ter Crossing continuing saga.
.Another couple of years of this
and I think that we may be able
'to make this into a TV reality se-
ries. I just hope that none of the
participants show up naked as
happened on the Survivors. I don't
think that would be a really pretty
sight-whether it be the County
Attorney or the lawyers for the
complainant.

Soft Shell Crabs'
It seems'that someone in
Apalachicola has a soft shell
hatching station constructed in
their backyard. The current R-2
zoning does not allow for a home
business. The County's Attorney
suggested re-zoning the property
to R-4 which would permit the
activity.. A neighbor. Ms, Jackie
Ethndrie. objected.
It was suggested that the Board'
set up a date for a public hearing
to deal with the matter. This was
accepted by .the Board but Ms.
Ethridge had prepared a state-
ment and requested that the
Board allow her to voice her com-
plaints.
-Ms. Ethridge explained to the
Board that a letter had already
been sent to her neighbor inform-
ing him that he was presently in
violation of the zoning for the area.
Since the neighbor with the back-
yard crab business would now be
required to make a request for
rezoning after which a public
meeting on the issue would have
to be announced, Ms. Ethridge
was informed that her statement,
at this point, would be for the
purposes of background informa-
tion only-no decision could be
made by the Board at this point.
Ms. Ethridge then read her state-
ment to the Board.


Hunting is a heritage still strong
in this county. It is a way of life
that runs with pick-up trucks,
and houses on dirt roads. Com-
puters are not always part of that
picture. By tying the legal right to
hunt to 21st century technology,
the FWC is leaving some hunters
behind, and these are the hunt-
ers that have hunting in their
blood. Through a change in tech-
nology, FWC is changing the pro-
file of a typical hunter. The con-
sequence is that the rural hunter
no longer has equal access to
hunting licenses. The rural
hunter apparently no longer
counts as much to the FWC as
the technologically skilled city
dweller. The Board asks that you
provide some allowance for hunt-
ers to mail in their hunting appli-
cations.
The issue is of critical importance
when it comes to quotas. Since
quotas create limited access to
hunting, those people with better
access to computers will have a
better chance at getting in the
quota. The Board's preference is
that FWC do away with the quota
system, but failing that, please
consider some way for non-
computer hunters to have an
equal chance at getting a quota
hunting license.


"This crab house is less than
twenty-five feet from my back
door. This business has been a
nuisance in almost every aspect
of how the word nuisance is de-
fined in the dictionary. It is an-
noying, unpleasant and obnox-
ious ... because of the odors be-
ing released from the equipment.
This business consists of old fi-
berglass boats and plastic baby
swimming pools-an unkempt,
less than sanitary site. This site
also operates on a twenty-four
(hour), seven (day) basis. A trench
built within the last year has
flooded and eroded my property -
an issue that I have been forced
to pursue in Civil Court. This site
has added to the infestation of
mosquitoes and noise intensity.
This situation has led to an in-
creasingly hostile relationship
with my neighbor." Ms. Ethridge
explained that she was not op-
posed to the seafood industry in
any way and that, in fact, her and
her husband have been employed
and have profited from this indus-
try themselves. Her main com-
plaint was that the business was
pre-'nti t .lkgal and that whether
or n:'t the zonirg was changed, it
would --till be a health hazard,
noisy, and disgusting-visually
and otherwise.
As the Board informed Ms.
Ethridge, no decision was made.
If a rezoning request does not
come in shortly, the crab house
in question will have to be cited
for a zoning violation.
I have the feeling that we will be
hearing more about this case in
the future.

Director of Administration
Mr. Alan Pierce informed the
Board that Mr. Phil Flood, Dept.
of Environmental Protection, has
offered to meet with Alligator Point
residents and discuss how other
beach communities have worked
together to meet funding needs


Continued on Page 6


OO

Affordable Health Insurance




SYOUR CHOICE of Doctors and Cannot be singled out for Rate


Hospitals.
* 24-hour. worldwide coverage*
* Coverage on or off the job**
* Coverage can be individually
tailored.


Increases or Cancellations.
SPortable; keep coverage
regardless of job status.


Call For Your No Obligation Quote
Jessie Hill, Jr.
850-926-6575

Association membership required: Association group insurance is underwritten by
Mid-West National Life Insurance Company of Tennessee. Home Office: Oklahoma
City. OK. Limited to the first 30 days of travel outside the US and Canada.
**Provided you are not covered under any Workman's Comp plan.
MW/COMB0108 exp 8/05


RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
FOR SALE

^ss v ~ .I


1992 Georgie Boy, 33 feet long with Ford V-8
engine at 46,000 miles, in very clean condition.
Shown at 33 Begonia Street, Eastpoint. Sleeps
five; microwave stove, gas operated stove, color
TV, refrigerator plus the usual shower/toilet
amenities; lots of cabinet space. Four extra tires.
$16,000.








T.ia ilrankln lChronicle


~. ~. A A LOCALLY vOWNED NEWSPAPER


EDITORIAL & COMMENTARY


Fishery Council Places Cap

On Shrimp Boats In Gulf

In one of the biggest changes to the Gulf of Mexico shrimp fleet in
years, the council overseeing the fishery voted to cap the number of
commercial shrimp boats in federal waters for at least a decade.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management council passed the measure
9-8. The proposal still must be approved by the National Marine Fish-
eries Service.
Under the proposal, only fishermen who have obtained federal licenses
by Dec. 6, 2003, would be eligible to take their boats into federal
waters farther out. Most shrimpers stay close to shore, in state wa-
ters.
There are about 2,800 shrimpers with federal licenses, and about
14,000 with state licenses around the Gulf.
Some fishermen contend, that the shrimp stock remains abundant
and there is no need for a cap. Others say fewer boats would make
shrimping profitable.
The.industry has been struggling since 2001 as a surge of pond-raised
imports have undercut the value of the domestic harvest by as much
as half.
Capping the number of boats would be one of the biggest changes in
the industry since at least 1998 when the fleet was required to re-
duce the amount of bycatch shrimp trawls brought in.
Bycatch is the assortment of marine life scooped up in nets along
with shrimp that often dies or is killed when it is removed from the
water. Conservationists accuse shrimpers of killing vast amounts of
marine life in their nets and endangering the survival of other ocean
stocks.

Reaction from Southeast Fisheries Association
The Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Advisory Committee voted for this morato-
rium so SFA did not oppose it.
From a practical standpoint, the number of vessels operating in the
shrimp industry is being determined by the market. The amount of
pond raised imported shrimp coming into the country will, over the
long haul, continue to increase. At the moment the imports are down
due in part of the tariff situation and the tsunami but production in
other parts of the world has not diminished so a great increase in
imported pond raised shrimp coming into the US later in the year is
not beyond the realm of possibility.
The most obvious way to assist the domestic food producing industry
is to cap the cost on the price of fuel for fishermen and farmers. We
must maintain our ability as a nation to produce our own food. It is
my understanding that Mexico has put a cap on fuel for shrimp boats
which will make it even more difficult for us to compete with Mexican
shrimp products which arethe same wild caught species as we catch
here in Florida and the southeastern United States.
Bob Jones
Southeastern Fisheries Association
www.southeasternfish.org

Recent Events In The

Seafood Turf

Publisher's Note: The National Marine Fisheries Service is soliciting
public comments on the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) pe-
tition requesting the Secretary of Commerce to put emergency mea-
sures into effect to end over-fishing of red snapper by the Gulf of
Mexico shrimp fleet. In St. Petersburg, Captain Bob Bryant is asking
the Florida Sportsman Magazine to help launch an investigation of
the National Marine Fishery (NMFS) and associated councils. Here is
an e-mail from the Southeastern Fishery Association and Bob Jones.
"Greetings:
According to the following post from a Captain Bob Bryant of St. Pe-
tersburg, he is asking the Florida Sportsman magazine to help launch
an investigation of NMFS, the Gulf Council and Dr. Roy Crabtree
because of'vast corruption inside the NMFS and the associated coun-
cils and particularly Dr. Crabtree and others", and further gives con-
flict of interest as a reason by saying, "We need to begin an investiga-
tion of the NMFS the Councils and their members ... The conflict of
interest here is too overwhelming to ignore."
Can you imagine what an investigation might uncover? Interested or
affected parties/associations could use the power of discovery to find
out the political strings CCA pulls to get various people on the Coun-
cils. If the investigation was on the whole Council and NMFS then
discovery could be used I suppose in all the Gulf states. Maybe Cap-
tain Bryant is doing everyone a big favor without even knowing it. It's
one thing to make accusations calling the government corrupt but
calling Dr. Roy Crabtree corrupt. I think this angler has crossed the
line and Dr. Crabtree should hold him accountable for slander.
Captain Bryant never even mentions that the recreation sector over-
fished their quota or allowable catch and this is the reason they are
being held accountable. This should be interesting to see if Florida
Sportsman helps open this can of worms.
Bob Jones, Executive Director
Southeastern Fisheries Association"


0VE Mrt POST OFFICE BOX 590
r-4--"- EASTPOINT, FLORIDA 32328
> $ 850-670-1687 (OFFICE)
SIN Facsimile 850-670-1685
i e-mail: hoffer531@gtcom.net
THE FRANKLIN COUNTY CHRONICLE, INC.


* Vol. 14, No. 11


Library Happenings

By Judi Rundel
The Franklin County Public Library is pleased to again offer the Sum-
mer Reading Program from June 24th July 30"'. The program will
be offered on Friday and Saturday mornings at the Eastpoint and
Carrabelle branches as well as the Apalachicola Program site (in the
New Life Building on 8th Street). The program is for children in grades
K through 6. Flyers and registration forms are available at all three
sites.
The FROG Family learning program will be offering a new 1/2 hour
basic exercise class designed to provide realistic, gentle, and helpful
exercises for persons of varying degrees of ability. Participants will
work toward increasing strength and flexibility while sitting on a chair.
For further information on this program which begins in June, call
Marlene or Arlene at 697-2091 or 670-4423.
The Carrabelle Branch of the Library will be closed on Saturday, May
28th in honor of Memorial Day.
Also, the Carrabelle Branch Book Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. on
Thursday, June 2nd. The discussion will focus on any book by Tony
Hillerman. Call Carolyn at 697-2366 for more details.
The Franklin County Public Library's programs-FROG, WITH-IT! AND
TIGERS-are offered at no cost to participants. Registration however
is required. For information about the Library and any of its pro-
grams, please call 697-2366, 670-8151, or 653-2784 or view the
Library's website located at www.fcpl.lib.fl.us.


From The Newsletter Of

The First Baptist Church,

St. George Island A-


Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
1. How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the
tomb of the Unknowns and why?
Answer: 21 steps. It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute, which is
the highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary.
2. How long does he hesitate after his about face to begin his return
walk and why?
Answer: 21 seconds for the same reason as answer number I
3. Why are his gloves wet?
Answer: His gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his grip on
the rifle.
4. Does he carry his rifle on the same shoulder all the time and if not,
why not?
Answer: Hecarries the rifle on the shoulder away from the tomb.
After his march across the path, he executes an about face and moves
the rifle,to the outside shoulder.
5. How often are the guards changed?
Answer: Guards are changed every thirty minutes, twenty-four hours
a day, and 365 days a year.
6. What are the physical traits of the guard limited to?
Answer: For a person to apply for guard duty at the tomb he must be
between 5'10" and 6'2" tall and his waist size cannot exceed 30."
Other requirements of the Guard: They must commit two years of
life to guard the tomb, live in a barracks under the tomb, and cannot
drink any alcohol on or off duty for the rest of their lives, They cannot
swear in public for the rest of their lives and cannot disgrace the
uniform (fighting} or the tomb in any way. After two years, the guard
is given a wreath pin that is worn on their lapel signifying they served
as guard of the tomb. There are only 400 presently worn. The guard
must obey these rules for the rest of their lives or give up the wreath
pin.
The shoes are specially made with very thick soles to keep the heat
and cold from their feet. There are metal heel plates that extend to
the top of the shoe in order to make the loud click as they come to a
halt.
There are no wrinkles, folds or lint on the uniform. Guards dress for
duty in front of a full-length mirror.


May 27, 2005


Publisher ......... Sue Cronkite
Director of Operations. Andy Dyal
Contributors ....................... Dawn Radford
............ Carol Noble
............ Richard Noble
........... Skip Frink
Advertising Design
and Production Artist............................... Diane Beauvais Dyal
Photography ........ Diane Beauvais Dyal
........... Tom Hoffer
Circulation Associate ... Jerry Weber

Citizen's Advisory Group
Rand Edelstein. Alligator Point
Karen Cox-Dennis .... Apalachicola
Skip Frink Carrabelle
David Butler Carrabelle
Elizabeth and Jim Sisung Eastpoint
Bedford and Eugenia Watkins ................. Eastpoint
Barbara Revell..... Lanark Village
Richard Harper ............... St. George Island
Back Issues
For current subscribers, back issues of the Chronicle are
available free, in single copies, if in stock, and a fee for
postage and handling. For example a 10 page issue would
cost $2.00 postpaid. Please write directly to the Chronicle
for price quotes if you seek several different or similar
issues. In-county subscriptions are $16.96 including tax.
Out-of-county subscriptions are $22.26 including tax.

Changes in subscription addresses must be sent to the
Chronicle in writing.
All contents Copyright 2005
Franklin Chronicle, Inc.


While Supplies Last!


commemorate, celebrate and

save with Ace!


sale starts Friday

May 27th

Hurry in!
Quantities are limited!

Sale ends Monday May 30, 2005!
See your local store for specific days and hours.

JACKSON ACE HARDWARE

Highway 98 Carrabelle, FLR 850-697-3332


The first six months of duty a guard cannot talk to anyone, nor watch
TV. All off duty time is spent studying the 175 notable people laid to
rest in Arlington National Cemetery. A guard must memorize who
they are and where they are interred. Among the notables are: Presi-
dent Taft, Joe E. Lewis (the boxer) and Medal of Honor winner Audie
Murphy, the most decorated soldier of WWII and of Hollywood fame.
Every guard spends five hours a day getting his uniforms ready for
guard duty.
Footnote: In 2003, as Hurricane Isabelle was approaching Washing-
ton, DC, our US Senate/House took 2 days off with anticipation of
the storm. On the ABC evening news, it was reported that because of
the dangers from the hurricane, the military members assigned the
duty of guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were given per-
mission to suspend the assignment. They respectfully declined the
offer saying, "No way, Sir!" Soaked to the skin, marching in the pelt-
ing rain of a tropical storm, they said that guarding the Tomb was not
just-an assignment; it was the highest honor that can be afforded to
a service person. The tomb has been patrolled continuously, 24/7,
since 1930.


Benjamin Franklin,

Millionaire Entrepreneur

When we think of Benjamin Franklin, most of us conjure-up in our
minds a foremost founding father, while associating him with bifo-
cals, a kite, the lightning rod, a $100 bill and "Poor Richard's
Almanack." But only a few are aware that Franklin was one of
America's firstrags-to-riches millionaire.
So successful was Benjamin as a businessman that when he retired
at the age of 42 his annual retirement income was, in comparison to
the per capital income in his day, equivalent to about $3.1 million
today. He then went on to spend the next forty-two years pursuing
other interests that benefited his community (Philadelphia), his prov-
ince (Pennsylvania), his country (the 13 colonies), and the world at
large.
But how did Benjamin acquire such enormous wealth? To learn the
answer, one must think of Franklin in terms of 21st Century media
entrepreneur Ted Turner. Or, more appropriately, think of Benjamin
as an 18th Century entrepreneurial forerunner of Turner, establish-
ing a powerful communications network of newspapers throughout
the British colonies, with one newspaper located in far away Antigua.
The Newport Mercury, a newspaper that Franklin helped found in
1758 continues publication to this day.
Franklin benefited financially from the expansion of his newspaper
network in many ways, it afforded him more markets to distribute
his popular "Poor Richard's Almanack," and act as a distributor of
printing supplies, making himself a prominent entrepreneur.
In addition, he was involved with eighteen paper mills, and was the
largest purchaser of rags for newspaper production, allowing him to
be one of the main suppliers of paper in Colonial America.
Long before commercial banks were established, Franklin was a sub-
stantial creditor, practically a banker himself, with a great amount of
money out in loans. He was also a land speculator, developing and
owning rental properties in Philadelphia and in many coastal cities.
Benjamin might possibly have been the richest man in America had
he not'freely given away many of his inventions, inventions that con-
tinue to be thriving enterprises today, e.g., production of the bifocal
glasses, lightning rods and the still-in demand Franklin Stove, to
name only three. There were many others, but he preferred placing
them in the public domain, saying "...as we enjoy great advantages
from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to
serve others by any invention of ours: and this we should do freely
and generously."
Franklin, being .the stellar business leader that he was, is looked
Supon as a role model by both past and present business giants, who.
like Benjamin, have also been philanthropically minded. Four include
former financier Thomas Mellon, steel maker Andrew Carnegie and
today's Charles Munger and Warren Buffet of reputable Berkshire
Hathaway, Inc. Both Munger and Buffet share deep respect for the
idea of compounding interest, an idea popularized by who else Ben-
jamin Franklin. In addition, its been reported that Munger finds some
of Franklin's aphorisms more useful then precepts "taught in most
business schools, aphorisms having been penned by Franklin some
247 years ago. Munger, like Mellon and Carnegie before him, recom-
mends that business owners read Franklin's Autobiography.
Until Franklin and his penchant for fair dealing came along, busi-
ness had a sordid reputation. Franklin's 7eal for hard work and effi-
ciency proved that an honest artisan could be rewarded for good work,
and in turn society would benefit for having rewarded him. With
Franklin's philosophy of"if its good for society, its good for business,"
is it little wonder that some call him the founding father of American
business?
Franklin wrote to his mother saying, "I would rather have it said 'he
lived usefully' than 'he died rich."' Benjamin was able to do both.
John Walburn-Author
Ottawa (Franklin County) Kansas
Benjamin Franklin's Integrity Project
www.bfip.org-blip@bfip.org
1-785-749-6526


MARINE SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES TRAINED MECHANICS

)YAMAHA

MIKE'S MARINE SUPPLY
P.O. BOX 429 HWY. 98 PANACEA, FL 32346
PHONE: (850) 984-5637 (850) 984-5693 FAX: (850) 984-5698
www.mikesmarine-panacea.com
HOURS: MON., TUES., THURS., FRI: 8:00 6.00
WED.: 8:00 1:00 SAT.: 8:00 5:00
PRO-LINE GHEENOE BOSTON WHALER
PONTOON BOATS SEA PRO G-3


BaySide Residential &
D V 1j iN WT Waterfront Properties.
'R ea i nc. Serving you in
850-697-3919 Wakula and Franklin
.L. .County.
www.baysiderealtyinc.com
* Bald Point Lot-133' of Gulf frontage: Build your dream home here and
enjoy early morning walks at sunrise. 133' x 328' or one acre is the size of
this lot. Great for investor or a second homesite. MLS#100055.
$1,200,000.00.
* Southern Dunes Subdivision--100' of Gulf frontage: This lot is 1.09
acres, or 100' x 475'. Take Alligator Point Dr. to Bald Point State Park. turn
left and go approximately 3 miles, sign on property on right.
MLS#101542. $1,200,000.00.
* Ochlockonee River-Riverfront Lot: 1.15 acre on the Ochlockonee River
with 100' of river frontage. Homesite has been cleared, has floating dock,
seawall, well, covered boat area with storage area. Minute'; to bay/guclf.
$750,000.00.
* Bayou Harbor-1.00 acres on Bayou Harbor: Enjoy panaromic views of
Dog Island and St. George Sound. Sunrise or sunset! Neither should be
missed. Build your own dock or launch just minutes from your front door.
$550,000.00.
* Carrabelle River-1 acre on the Carrabelle River: Build your dream
home or fisherman's retreat here on this lot with 100+ on the river.
Private and serene setting. $550,000.00.
Bayside Realty, Inc.
160 Laughing Gull Lane Carrabelle, FL 32322
697-5470 697-3919 877-577-7177 Fax: 697-9607
Freda White Moore-Licensed Real Estate Broker, Raymond
Wiliams-Broker/Sales, Realtors-Beth Barber & Petra Myrick


T7 Mawltific r-_.


5











; Page 4 27 Mav 2005


A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


The Franklin Chronicle


EDrORIAL & COMMENTARY
i .0!


Pay The County Bills

$185,544.52 of county money was gaveled approval at the beginning
:"of the last County Commission meeting on May 17th. Here is the list
"-from the County Finance Office.


c.CS CoV'T FINANCIAL SYSTEM
(qp/16/2005 15:


BXANK VENDOR
.ANK_ GENERAL BANK ACCOUNT
S 2239 A.I.P. PRCDUC
.174 A3BC SCHOOL SU
2157 AIRGAS SOUTH
S.670 ALLTEL
)214 A.MERIGAS
S255 APALACHEE CEN
'172 APALACHICOLA
763 APALACHICOLA
i 1 21 ARAMARK
; 104 HARD'S FINAL
-.3000 BAKER AND TAY
*' :'536 BAKER JR./WIL
209 BAY MEDICAL C
':860 BCC LOCAL HOU
.320 BCC ROAD AND
:'754 BETINA BROWN
766 BROOKS UPHOLS'
';;547 C.W. ROBERTS
.721 CAPITAL HYDRA
3: 994 CAPITAL TRUCK
'.731 CDW GOVERNMENT
9 '.) 397 CMCFAMPION CHEV:
): 226 CIEGA, INC.
i, J81 CINGULAR WIRE
n C 69 CITY OF CARRA
S93 CLERK OPERATE
S':-.so80 COASTAL TRAIL
2-:09 COMPUTER & NE'
":):'54 DEPT ENVIRONS.
;,72 DEPT OF KANAG
*:.02 EASTPOINT WAT
0a:159 FLEET SUPPLY
-:432 FLORIDA ASSOC
' r' :-,-'92 FLORIDA LIGHT
w.-86 FLORIDA RESEA
000135 FRANKLIN COUNG
.;, 002112 FREIGHTLINER
002284 G&N PAINTING
C01830 GANDER AUTO P.
-il 000136 GANDER'S GULF
001393 GATEWAY COMPA
.03769 GATHANA PARK
C.2311 GIL MANUFACTU
3C3727, GLOBAL COMPUTE
_l ;9 :900 GT COMMUNICATE
C 85 GULF COAST AS
S C)187 GULF STATE 'BA
'*l C.:135 GULFSIDE I.G.;
3 S140 H & B INDUST
C3765 HAL LUNSFORD
M i358 HARBOR. ELECT;
:1i937 HILL MANUFACi
-r. 00395 HOLLEY, INC.
S OCC626 ISLAND DRIVE
i 01C144 J. V. GANDER
1 0245 JERRY'S AUTO
0C1311 JONES PLUMBING
C:1891 JONES STUCCO
i f C02153 JONES/IHARISC
0 OC1.,46 LANIER HEALTH
O01C03 LIBERTY COMMIT
,' CCO"'77 MAHAN JR./WII
.0.66 .MIXON REPORT!
S000310 NATIONAL BUSI
CO1101 NE-RO TIRE &
102243 NEXTEL PARTNER
C32174 NORTHERN SAFE
-13. C1702 PAPERDIRECT,
Ih, .COC419 PEDDIE CHEMIC
CC2103 POUNCEY/PAULA
C'C 03178 POWER'PLAN
000439 PREBLE-RISH,
002194 PROGRESS ENER
001972 QUALITY WATER
S001489 QUILL CORPORAL
001841 R GRAY & ASSC
i2.' .03767 REALCO WRECK]
S .000168 RING POWER CC
001064 RODDENBERRY
',1r 002269 ROUMELIS PLAN
1 000217 SCOTT/WILLIAM
002379 SKYLINE ENGIF
000132 SPIRIT SERVI(
001642 ST.JOE RENT-;
000639 SUMMERHILL El
.,'. 001995 TAX COLLECTOR
. 000175 TAYLOR'S BUII
' .03768 TEPMINIX TERO
'I 000205 THE APALACHi-
000560 TOMMY THOMAS
001812 TRACTOR & EQI
002215 WARD INTERNAl
S' 002377 WARD/LAL'RA
001725 WASTE MANAGER
001993 WAT~' MANAGE.
- GENERAL BANK ACCOUNT


TS IN
PPLY.

TER,
ACE 1
NORTH

LOR
3BU.N
ENTER
SING
BRIDC
TERY
CONT;
NJLICS
, INC
T, IN
ROLE
LESS
BELLE
ONAL
ER AN
TWORK
ENTAIL
EMENT
ER &
. OF
ING S
RCH,
TY PR
OF TA
ARTS
SUPP
NIES
NAS
RING
ER Sl
IONS
GREGAJ
NK
A. (A
LIES.,
LIC S
TURIN
PROP
DIST
& IN
IG &
& PL
)N
CARE
VNICA'
LLIA.
:NG S
'NESS
BRAKE
IRS I
ITY C
INC.
:AL C

INC.
RGY F
R SUP
iTION
OCIAT
[NG C
)RPOR
AND/T
ONING
M E."
NEERI
CES C
ALL,
LECTR
R, FR
LDING
MITE
:OLA
CHEV
JIP.V.E
TIONA
MENT
MENT


Check Register
CHECK# DATI

NC. 32472 05/17;
INC. 32473 05/17;
32474 05/17;
32475 05/17;
32476 05/17;
INC 32477 05/17/
LADWAR 32478 05/17/
HERN 32479 05/17/
32480 05/171
32481 05/17;
32482 05/171
L. 32483 05/171
R 32484 05/17;
ASSIST 32485 05/171
E FUND 32486 05/171
32487 05/17;
32488 05/171
RACTING 32489 05/171
S 32490 05/17;
. ,, .3,2491 05/17;
NC. 32492 05/17,
T 32493 05/171
32494 05/17;
32495 05/171
E 32496 05/171
ACCO'JN 32497 05/17,
N0 HITC 32498 05/171
K SOLUT 32499 05/171
L PROTE 32500 05/17;
T SERVI 32501 05/17;
SEWER 32502 05/171
32503 05/17;
COUNTI 32504 05/17;
SPECIAL 3250,5 05/17;
INC. 32506 05/17;
;ESS, I 32507 05/17;
M4PA LL 32508 05/17;
32509 05/171
32510 05/17;
?LY IAR 32511 05/171
INC 32512 05/17;
32513 05/17,
INC ., 32514 05/17;
UPPLIES 32515 05/17;
32516 05/171
A.TS LL 32517 05/17;
32518 05/171
APALACH 32519 05/17/
INC. 32520 05/17
32521 05/17
UPPLY, 32522. 05/17
G'COMPA 32523 05/17
S32524 05/17
ERTIES 32255 05/17
RIBUTOR 32526 05/17
DUST. E 32527 ,05/17
FIBERGL 32528 05/17
ASTERIN 32529 053/17
32530 05/17
32531 05/17
TIONS 32532' 05/17
T. 32533 05/17
VC INC 32'534 05/17
FURNIT 32535' 05/17
E SVC, 32536 05/17
NC 32537 05/17
0'INC 32538 05/17
32539 05/17
OMPANY., 32540 05/17
32541 05/17
32542 05 17
32543 05/17
LORIDA, 32544 05/17
PLY 32545 05/17
ES, NC 32546 05/17
.ES, INC 32547 '05/17
'OMPANY 32548 05/17
ATION 32549 05/17
.WURMAN 32550 05/17
& 32551 '05/17
32552 05/17
NG 32553 05/17
OMPANY' 32554 05,/17
INC. 32555 05/17
IC 32556 05/17
ANKLIN ,32557 05/17
SUPPLY 32558 05/17
& 32559 05/17
TIMES ; 32560 05/17
ROLET 32561 05/17
NT COMP 32562 05/17
.L TRUCK .' 32563 05/17
32564 05/17
OF PC 32565 05/17
SERVICE 32q96 05/17


FUNAD RECAP :
F UND' DESCRIPTION
-- ---------------... .. .. .....
1 "'301. C:1TA F:D , .
*1) 120 i t ': I "
,;137., FJ.A2.--i' O ". -L1' L[SARYi!
140 ROAD AND BRIDGE
141 LOGT ROAD PAVING
,.' 142 ..MOSQULTO'CCOIROWi .' *';;, iI I
150 NIGHBPPHOOD REVITALIZTN ,'**
"" 163 ENHANCED 911 FUND
(.' 170 'AIRPORT FUND
', 180 AFFORD.HOUSING ASSIST TRUST
" 304 LANDFILL TIPPING FEE FUND
TOTAL ALL FUNDS


FRANKLIN COUNT
GL540R-V06.60 PAGE
E AMOUNT

05 221.44
'05 1,034.98
'05 52.40
05 65.06
'05 75.67
05 2,033.33
'05 314.32
05 744.60
'05 313.C8
'05 123.90
05 612.22
05 284.50
'05 2,740.51
05 5,000.00
'05 7,481.10
'05 600.00
05 47.00
05 58,391.17
'05 2.506.09
/05 16,. 26
/05 347.49
05 .12.02
05 170.23
05 219.53
05 193.27
05 19,193.4
05 114.70
'05 232.50
05 150.CO
05 172.50
05 29.70
05 762.02
05 225.CO
05 165.00
05 59.002
05 7,..20
05 106..49
05 1,003.0O
05 295.CO
05 3.69
05 243.00
05 275.u.
05 2,190.61
05 102.91
05 11,204.18
05 3,180.24
05- 53.77.
05 317.07
/05 74.44
7/05 129.C
/05 24.91
/05 137.6'4
/05 1,493.43,
/05 957.49
/05 14,245.69
/05 42.00
/05 309.90
/05 700.C3
7OS 8, 165.83
/05 433.CO
/05 447.3a
7 05 659.4 ,
7 05 57.88
7'05 93.95
7'/05 559.00
7'05 52.25
7'05 234.09
'05 195.;0,7.
7'05 499.90
705 18000
7'05 402.99.
705 3,003..00
7'05 2.6P7.40
7 05 3-9.11
7'/05, 371.59.
7'05 5,00:000'
7'05 500.00
7 05 5,498.77
7 05 2,900.00
7'05 2,368.00
7'05 467.32
7'05 88.00
7 05 425.89
7'/05 327.74
7'/05 556.90
7'05 . 1i,646..65
' /05 53.56
7'05' '" 780. 00'
7'/05, ,735.00,
7'05 280.12
705 2,'025.11
7/05 874.50
705 -
7'05 -.
7'05 219.75
:3;,544.52'



SBURSEMENTS


64 687 04
"*t. '. 'I', :{' ," ', .. ,, Q 5, :;..
S! : ,'.'. t .- :" 1 ^, ^ '*5 0i9,5;. 23
24,664.63

2,408;C)
3,156.3.2
635.23
1.1,946.63
1,244 .60
185,544.32


The Sheriff's Report

By Beverly Sapp

-LOn Saturday May 14, 20d5 at approximately 9:45 PM Sgt. Spence
.--Massey of the Franklin County Sheriffs,'Office, observed a red
Mitsubishi going East on US 98 in Apalachicola with the left rear tail
light out. Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver gave Sgt. Massey his
license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance. The driver stated
,to Sgt. Massey that he had a smallamount of cocaine in his pocket.
.,Mr. Brandon Deain Peterson of Tallahassee was arrested and charged
,;,.with Possession of Controlled Substance (Cocaine), The vehicle was
seized as contraband in violation of the Florida Contraband Forfei-
ture Act. and is currently being held by the Franklin County Sheriffs
' Office. .

7"On May 10, 2005, at approximately 9:40 p.m., Sgt. Spence Massey
while on patrol, was driving behind a black vehicle going East o i'Hwy
S,8 between Eastpoint and Carrabelle when he observed the,vehicle
.-:swerving over the white line. Upon following the vehicle for approx. 3
,!,miles, the vehicle went over the white line 5 times and completely
*'over the yellow line on a curve. The driver was immediately pulled
-"over. Upon making contact with the driver, Sgt. Massey quickly no-
ticed a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. Florida Highway Patrol
was called to assist, Trooper Scotty Lolley arrived to make the arrest
The driver identified himself to Law Enforcement as Robert A. Conrad.
Mr. Conrad was placed under arrest and charged with DUI. The sub-
ject was placed in the back sent of Sgt. Massey's car. Upon leaving
the scene to transport Mr. Conrad to the Franklin County Jail, Sgt.

ave given LEO the wrong name and that he may have warrants un-
er his real name. Upon further investigation. Officers found that the
objects real name is Wison W. Conrad Jr. Mr. Conrad was wanted in
VGilchrist County for 2 V.O.P. Warrants for Battery and his drivers
;license are suspended indefinitely, Mr. Conrad was charged with D.U.I.,
D.W.L.S. Giving False Name to Law Enforcement Officer, Possession
of less than 20 grams, Open Container, Refusal to Submit Breath
Test, V.O.P. one Count Gilchrist County, and Careless Driving,

On May 9th, at approximately 7:54 p.m., Deputy Gary Martina of the
Franklin County Sheriffs Office while patrolling in Apalachicola,
turned on 24th Avenue and upon coming to the four way stop, a
vehicle came out of nowhere (Maroon Kia Sportage) and almost hit
the front of his patrol car. The vehicle came off Brownsville Rd travel-
ing west and turned in front of Deputy Martina on 24th Avenue to-
-ward the South. Deputy Martina was able to stop the vehicle at 2nd


K WAKULLA PORT
3771 Crawfordville Highway, 2 Miles

(850) 926-8215 i




HAIR
S NAILS R *."
PEDICURE SPA
A VIAIvi ---.-


Il


Street and 24th Avenue. Upon making contact with the driver, Tammy
Hicks Shiver, Deputy Martina asked for her driver's license. The driver
advised that her license were in the back in a bag. She then stepped
out of the vehicle and began walking to the rear of the car where she
began looking through the bag, and was unable to find her license.
Deputy Martina then noticed the subject trying to get something out
of her front left pocket. As she walked back to the driver's side door,
y Deputy Martina saw what appeared to be a clear bag coming from her
1 left pocket Deputy Martina asked'Ms. Shiver if there were any illegal
Narcotics. or Controlled Substances in the vehicle. Ms. Shiver did not
respond. A K-9 Unit from the FCSQ was then dispatched to the scene.
The passengers Charles Michael Fanguy and George Stephen Branch
both advised Deputy Martina that they had pot in their shoes and
both gave the pot to Deputy Martina. Mr. Fanguy then advised Deputy
Martina that he had something else, and handed the Deputy a 305's
cigarette pack containing approximately 10 blue pills that were la-
beled Watson 540. Mr. Fanguy was then placed under arrest and
charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Hydrocodone, Crack
Cocaine. Ms Shiver was placed under arrest and charged with Pos-
session of Cannabis less than 20 grams, and Possession of Controlled
Substance Hydrocodone. Mr. Branch was Issued a notice to appear
for possession of less than 20 grams. The vehicle was seized as con-
traband in violation of the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act, and is
currently being held at the Frariklin County Sheriffs Office.

On May 6, 2005 at approximately 10:03 PM Deputy Quinnaland
Rhodes pulled in behind a blue Ford Crown Victoria with Georgia tag
that was parked in the road on thie comer of Avenue L and 8th Street.
There was a black male, James E, .eterson (aka Chuck) leaning with
his upper torso partly inside the driver's side window. Approx. one
minute passed before he raised up.out of the window looking at an
unknown object in his right hand while walking toward a gray/black
Chevrolet Blazer that was parked across 8th street on the right hand
shoulder of the road. As Mr. Peterson got inside the Blazer the Ford
pulled off heading East. The. Ford turned right on 7th Street Deputy
Rhodes then called for APD, Officer Brett Johnson, to stop the. Ford
Crown Victoria. The Ford headed-,toward Officer Johnson, who had
his blue lights on. trying to stop the vehicle, but it continued travel-
ing south on 7th Street before,'turning west on Avenue K. The -Ford
then ran through the stop sign on' 8th street and Avenue K and then
turned right on 9th street. Both doors of the vehicle, front drivers
side and passenger side, were open. As the vehicle slowed down, both
driver and passenger jumped from the vehicle while it was still travel-
ing forward. The driver was identified as Rico L. Yarrall. There was
briefT oot pursuit before the subject was lost. At that poirit Deputy
Rhodes returned to the vehicle where he found what appeared to be
,erack,.cocaine and seven smallindividual bags of green leafy sub-
stance next to, a gray and blue: ball cap on the driver's side floor. Mr.
Rico L Yarrell was arrested and charged with Sale or Possession of a
Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell within a Thousand Feet of a
Church (Crack Cocaine), Sale or Possession of a Controlled Substance
with iritent to sell thinn a Thousand'Feet of a Church ( Canhabis),
Felony Fleeingor attempting to Elude Officer, Driving While License
Suspended or Revoked.




Dr. Nichols Offers Advice

On Indigent Care

SEntered. into the official records.of Franklin County, a letter from Dr.
Photis Nichols, M.D. was distributed to the Commissioners at their
Tuesday meeting, May 17th..

The letter read. in part:

"As a volunteer in a local clinic for the treatment of the indigent, I
have come to appreciate the need'for this care. The above cited article
states that the indigent rate for the panhandle is about 20%-a sig-
nificant number. Here is some insight on how such a clinic is set up:

SlM t have aspqnsor. The chamber of commerce or some,
'church or other orgai.ltori. ''

l Must ha\ e volunteer ph\ sicn-ns. nurse practiti Fs, phy' "...
sicians as;islants. nurses. clenc:al help to staff the clinic.

Must have a building to houLse the clinic. Should be open
about one day a week.

Have access to either free prescriptions or greatly reduced
price prescriptions.

Secure grants to fund the 'clinic from corporations, in-
surance companies, churches, etc.

Arrange with area specialists, labs, x-ray, MRI, scans to
participate.

I have discussed Franklin County's need for an indigent clinic with
Mr. Mark Lundberg, the director of Volunteer Service Programs for
Northwest Florida (850-245-415,1) and I understand that sovereign
immunity can be offered to the health care medical practitioners that
:volunteer..

Rx outreach will provide medicines at a very low cost. For example, a
three months supply for $18.00, Grants can help pay for the reduced
costs for MRIs and other diagnostic procedures as well as medica-
.tions. Pharmaceutical companies will help.

In my limited way, I would be happy to discuss this matter with any-
one vwh is interested. Help for setting up an indigent clinic is avail-
able, but someone has to ask for it.'

I woiuldlike to commend the County Commissioners for their efforts
to secure an indigent clinic for .the county and I wish them every
success.


Sincerely,
Photis Nichols, M. D."


1SW4 K ELECTRONICS

ICOM RADIOS

SMaine FURUNO, GARMIN, RAY MARINE,

..:. '. .,- ,:;- .'.VL'.9,;v l w a b ,.
Fiber glass & paint supplies, fishing tackle, trailer parts, frozen bait, live bait,
rope, team fish line, deep sea & flat rods & reels.
Coming soon:Diesel & gas motor repair, new t-tops and canvas and repairs.
Adcngo over 7,000 sq. ft.


5 5,~fii~


F.:


*HANDI-HOUSE
BUILDINGS
* KENNELS
* CARPORTS & SHOP
PORTS
* SINGLE & DOUBLE
WIDE UNITS
AVAILABLE
*ALUMINUM *T1-11 .
* MASONITE CEDAR i
* 6x8-14x50 :.

A -m ...


Realignment

The Department of Defense rec-
ommended on May 13th realign-
ing three organizations at Tyndall
AFB in conjunction with the 2005
Base Realignment and Closure
process.

The first realignment recommen-
dation will move base-level F100
engine intermediate maintenance
from Tyndall AFB to establish a
centralized intermediate repair
facility (CIRF) for F100 engines at
new Orleans Air Reserve Station,
La., an Air National Guard unit.
The F100 engine is used on
Tyndall's assigned F-15C/D Eagle
aircraft.

The second realignment recom-
mendation brings base-level F-15
intermediate-level maintenance
from Langley AFB, Va., to estab-
lish a CIRF for F-15 avionics at
Tyndall AFB.

The final realignment recommen-
dation affects one of Tyndall's as-
sociate units, the Air Force Re-
search Laboratory. The action
calls for moving AFRL's
non-medical chemical biological
defense research to Edgewood
Chemical Biological Center at
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.,
and consolidating it with AFRL.

According to the' BRAC report,
moving AFRL's mission will in-
crease synergy, focus on joint
needs, efficiently use equipment
and facilities by collocating
tri-service and defense activities
performing functions in
chemical-biological defense and
medical research, development
and acquisition.

The purpose of DOD's recommen-
dations is to make the most effi-
cient and effective use'of all of the
department's sources; to improve
.operational efficiency; to save tax-
payer dollars; and to enhance the
combat effectiveness of our mili-


tary force.

"The Air Force took a hard, bal-
anced look at its bases before
making any closure or realign-
ment recommendation," said Brig.
Gen. Jack Egginton, 325th
Fighter Wing commander. "Re-
aligning specific Air Force mis-
sions will save billions of dollars,
allowing the Department of De-
fense the opportunity to focus
funds on maintaining and mod-
ernizing facilities needed to bet-
ter support our forces, recruit
quality personnel, modernize
equipment and infrastructure,
and develop capabilities needed to
meet 21st century threats."

The DOD recommendations will
be forwarded to an independent
BRAC commission, who then for-
wards its recommendations to
President Bush for review and
approval. From there, the presi-
dent forwards his recommenda-
tion to Congress, and Congress
has 45 legislative days to act on
the commission report on an
all-or-none basis.

After that time, the commission's
base realignment and closure rec-
ommendations become law.

Base officials are now reviewing
these recommendations in order
to assess the possible impact on
base personnel and resources.
Additional information will be re-
leased as it becomes available.

Local communities can address
their concerns, directly to the In-
dependent BRAC Commission at
one of their planned regional
meetings. For more information
on those, meetings, contact the
Independent BRAC Commission
at (703) 699-2950 or (703)
299-2708.


QUALITY DOCKS & BOAT LIFTS
i Marine Construction Specialist Since 1967
Environmental Permitting Services.
-., ,-;.L .. ;' -Planning &Designiing


S. li... ',h, r Lii 1


850-670-DOCK (3625) jiH
387 Hwy. 98 Eastpoint
License #04-0104 "-;



2571 Crawfordville Hwy. v vn -
2 .l'U 5 .....





Healthy Tccth = Happy Pet

Call for an appointment
to have your dog's or cat's
teeth professionally cleaned

today!











The Island s only Salad Bar


Full Bar with

Happy Hour from
4 til 7 every day

s .oERiCEIkiAuMtRiDsoAl specialty Coffee,

Open at 7 am. everyday Pastry & Smoothies
Serving Breakfast available at Juice & Java
Lunch & Dinner


/ SA. Ge Tr Phone: 850-927-4777
St George Island Toll Free: 800-344-7570
R, www.sgirealty.com

Realty..


rM .--Ai&-
.. F. -


ARABELLA!
1st Tier home/Beachfront
view! Full acre East End Beach
home. Unobstructed Gulf
view! Heated pool, large deck,
roll-down shutters, brick paver
drive, landscaping & irrigation
system MLS# 102265. $1,499,000.


MUSTARD SEED!
Fabulous Gulf Views. Split
floor plan offers privacy for the
master & large, open living
area. Gas fireplace. Heated
POOL, fenced yard, open &
covered porches. MLS#102540.
$1,099,000.


St. George Island Realty
235 E. Gulf Beach Dr.

St. George Island, FL 32328

LAND FOR SALE:
Beautiful Wooded One Acre! In
exclusive Plantation with all
amenities. Great natural vegeta-
tion! Build your home here for a
Bay view. MLS#105542. $597,000.

Lovely Bay & Marsh Views!
Over State land. Very private,
with lush vegetation including
mature palm trees, pines & oaks.
Easy beach access. MLS#105282.
$437,000.

Easy Beach & Bay Access! Po-
tential Gulf View. High dry prop-
erty in quiet neighborhood.
Wind sculpted pines & oaks on
this perfect homesite! M S#105351.
$399,000.


DOD Recommends Tyndall


ABLE BUILDINGS
South of Traffic Light, Crawfordville, FL.
or (850) 926-2664


I

~t


I w


,i- i


I I


' I .'


I (


i



Bli









The Franklin Chronicle


A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


27 May 2005 Page;i5


Second Circuit

Court Report

The Honorable Judge Janet E. Ferris
Prosecuting Attorney Michael Schneider

May 9, 2005
By Carol Noble

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

ARRAIGNMENT
Barrack, Harvey S: Charged with sale of controlled substance and posses-
sion of controlled substance on April 9, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated.
The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and
entered a plea of no contest. Sentencing set for August 8, 2005. Defendant
released on own recognizance.
Dean, Charles R: Charged with possession of controlled substance and dis-
orderly intoxication on March 28, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The de-
fendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a
plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced
to 42 days in jail with 42 days credit for time served; 2 years probation; sub-
stance abuse evaluation and treatment; $535.00 court costs and fees. Cost of
supervision waived. ,
Estes, Frederick Jr: Charged with burglary of a,dwelling and grand theft
from retail merchant on March 21, 2005 Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant
nor Attorney Gregory Cummings were present. A written ple*,of not guilty
was entered on April 27, 2005. The case was entered on the'lea Docket for
August 8, 2005.
Estes, Pamela Sarah: Charged with tampering with witness on April 11, 2005.
Defendant was released on own recognizance. The defendant entered a plea of
not guilty. Attorney Gregory Cummings was assigned. The case was entered
on the Plea Docket for July 11, 2005.
Gorboa, Demecio Z: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon on
March 13, 2005. The defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present
in.court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not guilty.
The case was entered on the Plea Docket for June 17, 2005.
Gray, Trina D: Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude officer,
driving while license suspended (felony), resisting officer without violence on
April 7, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not guilty. The
case was entered on the Plea Docket for June 17; 2005.
Griffin, Danielle J: Charged with burglary of a dwelling and grand theft from
retail merchant on April 12, 2005. Bond was $5,000,00. The defendant was
present in court. The case was entered on'the Plea Docket for August 8 2005.
Hendels, George Dewayne: Charged with possession' of cocaine with intent
to sell on March 6, 2005. Bond was $25,000.00. The defendant Was present in
court without an attorney. The case was continued on the Arraignment Docket
for June 17, 2005.
Hunnings, Carol McWhinnie: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly
weapon on March 21, 2005. The defendant was released on own recogni-
zance. The defendant was present in court and entered a plea of not guilty. A
public defender was appointed., The case was entered on the Plea Docket for
July 11, 2005.
Lanza, Gerson R: Charged with possession of controlled substance and driv-
ing while license suspended or revoked on February 5, 2005. Bond was
$1,000.00. The defendant was represented In court by Public Defender Kevin
Steiger: The case was 'entered on the Plea Docket for Augu.t 8, 2005.,
Maxwell, Josh Edward: Charged with fraudulentuise o.f creditcard nd grand
theft (third degree) on April 7, 2005. Bond was $3,500.00; The defendant.ias
Spesent in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not
guilty. The case was entered on.the Plea Docket for August 8, 2005.
Maxwell, Samuel Edward: Charged with criminal use'of personal identifica-
tion information on April 7, 2005. Bond was $2,000.00. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not
guilty. The case was entered on the Plea Docket or August 8, 2005.
McAlpin, Phillip David: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon
on April 3, 2005. Bond was $10,000.00. The defendant was present in court
with Public:peferider.KevirnSteig'rataffdtiited'a. 'pl~pof-no contest. Adjudica-
Stip, w~aniLhheld. The deienrdahts as. sentenced to IS months probation;
S$7876'6 court costs and fees Cost f supervision waived.
Pilotti, James Edward: Charged with burglary of a conveyance on March 31,
2005. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not guilty. The case was entered
on the Plea Docket for August 8, 2005.
Pool, Justin M: Charged with possession controlled substance on March 29,
2005; DUI on April 14, 2005. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was present
in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea.of not guilty.
The case was entered on the Plea Docket for August 8, 2005.
Robinson, Brandon Demar: Charged with battery by inmate on March 30,
2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court and
:entered a written plea of not guilty datedApril 27, 205. The case was entered
on the Plea Docket for August 8, 2005.
Shirley, Joshua Ray: Charged with possession of controlled substance, pos-
session of cannabis, DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia on March 30,
2005. Bond was $6,170.00. The defendant was represented in court by Public
Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a written plea-of not guilty dated April 22,
2005. The case was entered on the Plea Docket for August 8, 2005.,
Taglaris, Anthony: Charged with I count uttering (passing worthless docu-
ment) on January 24, 2005. Total bond was $20,000.00. The defendant was
present in court without an attorney. The case was continued on the Arraign-
ment Docket for June 17, 2005.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION ARRAIGNMENT
Gloner, Michael E: Charged with 2 counts uttering on November 11, 2002; 1
count uttering on December 12, 2002; 19 counts uttering on November 20,
2002; 4 counts uttering on December 31, 2002, 3 counts uttering on January
7, 2003; 17 counts uttering on February 6, 2003; 1 count uttering on June
24, 2004; 7 counts uttering on August 18' 2004 :Defendant was incarcerated.
The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, ad-
mitted being in violation of probation and was found, in violation. Probation
was revoked and adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 42 months
in prison with 421 days credit for time served, to run concurrent with other
sentences. Costs reduced to civil judgement.


Gordle, Curtis: Charged with posseeion of controlled substance on March 3,
1998; charged with armed robbery witli' firearm on September 11, 1998;
charged with possession of firearm b convicted felon on September 17, 1998.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger. admitted being in violation of probation and found in
violation. Probation revoked. The defendant was sentenced to 28 months drug
offender probation with inpatient treatment and aftercare (running concur-
rent). Financial amounts reduced to civiljudgement. Cost of supervision waived.
Curfew 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Gray, Trina D: Charged with driving under influence (3rd degree felony), re-
sisting officer with violence, driving while license permanently revoked on May
30, 2002; charged with driving while license permanently revoked on August
8, 2002. Defendant was incarcerated.'The defendant was present in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of denial. The case was
entered on the Violation of Probation Plea Docket for June 17, 2005.
Lemmond, James Delbert: Charged with grand theft on April 28, 2003. De-
fendant was released on own recognizance. The defendant was present in
court. A public defender was appointed and the case was entered on the Vio-
lation of Probation Plea Docket for julyr 11, 2005.
Palmer, Thomas Michael: Charged with'3 counts grand theft on April 21.
2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The, defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted,being in violation of probation and
was found in violation. Probation revoked and was sentenced to 16 months in
prison with 202 days credit for time 'eived. Financial amounts reduced to
civiljudgement.
Roberts, Olenza D: Charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell,
fleeing or attempting to elude police6fficer on August 11, 2002; charged with
possession of controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver on February
17. 2005. The defendant was preseft:in court with Public Defender Kevin
Steiger and entered a plea of denial. The case was entered on the Violation of
Probation Plea Docket for June 17. .20,05
Sanders, Mark Paul: Charged with felony fleeing or attempt to elude on De-
cember 11, 2008 charged with introducing contraband into county detention
facility. DUI, driving while license suspended or revoked, fleeing or attempting
to elude,police officer, refusal to subriit to balance test, possession of can-
nabis, resisting arrest without violence on September 20. 2003: charged with
burglary of a dwelling on August 12, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The
defendant was represented in court by,Public Defender Kevin Steiger who,
entered a plea of denial. The case was entered on the Violation of Probation
Plea Docket for June 17, 2005.'
Vause, Corey Dewayne: Charged with driving while license suspended (felony),
leaving scene of accident with property damage, failure to sign'summons or
citation on December 14, 2002. Bond was $500.00. The defendant was present
in court with Attorney Gordon Shuler and entered a plea of denial. The case
was entered on the Violation of Probation Plea Docket for June 17, 2005.

PLEA .
Akers, James D: Charged with felony DUI on February 11, 2005, Bond was
$7,500.00. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender,Kevin
Steiger, The case was continued p.onthe Plea Docket for June 1.7. 2005.
Anderson, Brenda D: Charged with burglary of a dwelling ard grand theft on
February 21, 2005. Bond was $6,000:00. The defendant was present.in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was continued on the Plea Docket
for June.17,2005.'
Baker, Jason P: Charged with driving while license suspended (felony), DUI,
giving false name or identification ti officer on February 7, 2005. Defendant
was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court. The case to be'trans-
ferred td Leon County.
Baucham, Robert T: Charged with child abuse on July 3, 2003. Bond was
$1,000.00. The defendant was present in court and case was entered on the
Hearing Docket for June 16, 2005 and.Docket Sounding for July 11, 2005.
Bowers, Walter F: Charged with sale/possession controlled substance with
intent to sell within, 1.000 feet qf store on January 23, 2005. Bond was
$25,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew
Way. The case was continued on the Plea Docket for June 17, 2005.
Cargill, George Frederick: Charged with 3 counts possession of controlled
substance with intent to sell or deliver'and possession of firearm by convicted
felon on March 2, 2005. Bond was $55,000.00. The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. The case was continued on
the Plea Docket for June 17, 2005.
Carroll, John Orbin: Charged with cultivation of cannabis, possession of can-
nabis (more than 20 grams), possession drug paraphernalia on February 18.
2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest and was adjudi-
cated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to I year and I day in prison with
80 days credit for time served: followed by 2 years probation; substance abuse
evaluation and treatment. Financial 3 mounts ire idced' to' ciyl jiiement.
Clark,,DonalM-. Charged with armed robbery with deadly w,eaponon Janu-
ary 22' '2005.DfAfeiidant was incard6Ated: The' defeidaiit'was 'pr fnlt in court
with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way arit entered a plea of no contest to lesser
charge of robbery (2nd degree). Adjudication was withheld. The defendant
was sentenced to 6 months in jail with 107 credit for time served; 36 months
probation; forbidden to enter retail merchant involved; $435.00 court costs
and fees. Cost of supervision waived.
Coker, Jeffrey: Charged with felony DUI, driving while license revoked (felony).
refusal to submit to balance test on February 6, 2005. Bond was $20,000.00.
The defendant was represented in court by Attorney Rachel Chestnut. The
case was entered on the Docket Sounding for August 8, 2005.
Causwell, Daryl Alvin: Charged with attempted sexual battery, false impris-
onment on August 19, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no con-
test and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 264 days in
jail with 264 days credit for time served; 4 years sex offender probation; no
contact with children or victim; no drugs or alcohol; $787.00 court costs and
fees. Cost of supervision waived. The defendant also entered a plea of no con-
test and was adjudicated guilty to charge of DUI, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked. The defendant was sentenced to 10 days inj ail with 10
days credit for time served; I year probation (concurrent with other case); 5
years suspended drivers license; 2 years Interlock; Level 2 DUI school; 30-day
vehicle impound; substance abuse evaluation and treatment; $1,445.00 court
costs.and fees. *
Dail, David L: Charged with aggravatedassault with firearm,' battery on De-
cember 24, 2004. Defendant on conditional release. The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Attorney Ethan Ai;drew Way. The case was 6cntifued on
the Plea Docket for June 17, 2005.

Dalton,. Toby L: Charged with little. law Florida on January 25, 2005. Bond
was $500.00. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin
Steiger. The case was continued on'the Plea Docket for June 17;. 2005.
Daniels, James Ivan Jr: Charged with flagrant violation of net law on Febru-
ary 3, 2005. Defendant on conditional release. The defendant was. represented
in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was continued on the Plea
Docket for August 8, 2005.


Wind Your Way To The Grill!


FOR THE BEST SEAFOOD AND STEAKS
ON THE FORGOTTEN COAST.


Crooked River Grill is the
new favorite restaurant on
the Coast. From cheese
omelets to cheese cakes
and everything in
between we've got
something to please even
the most discriminating
I tastes. Located in the beau-


tifud St James Bay GollCommuruty you can dine indoors or
enloy a relaxing meal on our pano. A beautiful gazebo and
11i banquet tacthes make this the perfect setting for that
special occasion


DAn~v BREAKFAST FROM 8:30 AM-10:00 AM & LUNCH FROM 11:00 AM-3:00 PM.
OPEN THURSDAY SUNDAY FOR DINNER FROM 5:00 PM-9:30 PM.


A Breakfast Lunch Dinner Banquet Facilities Reservations 850.697.5050 *





at T. AM ES BAY


LOCATED IN THE ST. JAMES BAY GOLFAND RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY
6 MILES EAST OF PICTURESQUE CARRABELLE ON HWY 98. WW.STJAMESBAY. COM


Davis, John Michael: Charged with flagrant violation of net law, possession
of net larger than 2 inch stretch on February 25, 2005. Bond was $200.00.
The defendant was present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Defen-
dant to represent himself. The case was continued on the Plea Docket for
June 17, 2005.
Fichera, Tilden Lee: Charged with aggravated assault with firearm on Janu-
ary 9. 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in
court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was continued on the Plea
Docket for August 8, 2005,
Gloner, Michael E: Charged with dealing in stolen property, grand theft on
March 20, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present;in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. entered a plea of no contest and was
adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 42 months in prison with
49 days credit for time served; drug treatment in prison (concurrent). Costs
reduced to civil judgement.
Gorski, Thomas A: Charged with sale of controlled substance on February
16, 2005; charged with possession of controlled substance with intent to sell
or deliver on February 16. 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant
was present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. The case was contin-
ued on the Plea Docket for July 11, 2005.
Harris, Felicia V: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon on
December 9. 2004. Defendant on conditional release. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no con-
test to the lesser charge of battery and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant
was sentenced to I year probation, $542.00 court costs; $370.00 restitution to
victim. Cost of supervision waived.
Harris, Lataska V: Charged with possession of controlled substance with in-
tent to' sell on December 31, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defen-
dant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea
of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 24
months in prison with 135 days (stipulated) credit for. time served. The defen-
dant also entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty to the charge
of driving while license suspended and tag not assigned. Defendant was sen-
tenced to 30 days in jail with 30 days credit for time served. Financial amounts
reduced to civil judgement.
Hatler, Derick M: Charged with burglary of a conveyance, criminal mischief,
petit theft on August 21, 2004. Bond was $8,500.00. The defendant was present
in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way and entered a plea of no contest.
Adjudication was withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 12 months pro-
bation count 1; 6 months probation count 2 & 3 (concurrent with count I);
$435.00 court costs and fees; $15.00 restitution. Cost of supervision waived.
Jenks, Joseph A: Charged with grand theft from retail merchant on January
15, 2005. Bond was $1,500.00. The defendant was represented in court by
Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. The case was continued on the Plea Docket for
June 17, 2005.
Johns, Royce Lee III: Charged with 3 counts aggravated battery with deadly
weapon on February 8, 2005. Bond was $21,000.00. The defendant was rep-
resented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. The case was continued on
the Plea Docket for June 17,2005.
Kilgore, John H: Charged with flagrant violation of net law, possession of net
of 500 square feet. possession net larger than 2 inch stretch, two nets tied
together connected on November 22, 2004. Bond was $1,000.00. The defen-
dant was represented in court by Ethan Andrew Way. The case was continued
on the Plea Docket for June 17, 2005.
Lowery, Chiqdita L: Charged with grand theft from retail merchant on Janu-
ary 21, 2005. Bond was $1.000.00. The defendant Was present in.court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was continued on the Plea Docket for
August 8, 2005.
Martin, Robert Steven:, Charged with possession of controlled substance.
possession of cannabis (more than 20 grams) on October 4. 2004; charged
with cultivation of cannabis. possession drug paraphernalia on October 1.
2004. Bond was $20,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Attor-
ney J. Gordon Shilei-. The case was entered on the Hearing Docket for July
12, 2005 and continued on the Plea Docket.
Massey, Sandra: Charged with grand theft (third degree) on December 18,
2004, Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was represented in court by Attor-
ney Ethan Andrew Way. The case was continued on the Plea Docket for June
17, 2005.
McDaniel, Lisa Elaine: Charged with aggravated child abuse by malicious
punishment on December 8, 2004. Defendant on conditional release. The de-
fendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case
was continued on the Plea Docket for June 17, 2005.
Morris, Carlos Artiz: Charged with 2 counts sale/possession controlled sub-
stance with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a church, possession of con-
trolled substance, possession of cannabis on February 12, 2005. Defendant
was incarcerated. The defendant was present in-court.with Public Defender
Kevin' Steiger. The case was continued on the Plea Docket for July 11, 2005.
Nichols, Donnie Gordon: Charged with flagrant violatiori ofnet: iw, posses-
si6n of net of 500 square feet, possession net larger than 2 inch stretch, two
nets tied together connected on November 22, 2004. Bond was $1,000.00.
The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steigcr. The
case was continued on the Plea Docket for June 17, 2005.
Nowling, Rodney: Charged with flagrant violation of net law, possession net
larger than 2 inch stretch on February 25, 2005. Bond was $200.00. The
defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin 'Steiger. The
case was continued on the Plea Docket for August 8. 2005.
Perry, Walter G: Charged with 4 counts burglary of a dwelling on December
30, 2004; charged with burglary of a dwelling on February 7, 2005. Defendant
released on own recognizance. The defendant was present in court with Pub-
lic Defender.Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of no contest. Adjudication was
withheld. The defendant was sentenced for both charges to 12 months coin-
munity control; 4 years probation (concurrent); $435.00 court costs and fees.
Cost of supervision waived.
Ratledge, Robert P:.Charged with grand theft motor vehicle, burglary of a
conveyance on Dccember 7, 2004. Bond was $2,500.00. The defendant vjas
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. entered a plea of no con-
test and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 2 years pro-
bation; $435.00 court costs and fees; no contact with victims andl restitution
to both; partial payment plan. Cost of supervision waived.
Ray, Alan Blake: Charged with robbery (second degree no weapon) on Febru-
ary 17, 2005. Bond was $1,000.00. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was continued on the Plea Docket for
July 11, 2005.
Ray, Lawrence William: Charged with sale of controlled substance on De-
cember 28, 2004; charged with sale of controlled substance on December 28.
2004. Total bond was $3,500.00. The defendant was present in court with
Attorney Ethan Andrew Way and entered a plea of no contest to charge. Adju-
dication:was withheld. State's Attorneys Office dropped charge # 1. The defen-
dant was sentenced to 24 months probation; $535.00 court costs and fees.


Continued on Page 6


TWO CRACKED POTS PLANT NURSERY

Sagos Camellias Century Plants
SBulbs Custom Pots
DISCOUNTS ON PRE-ORDERSI
LANDSCAPE SERVICES AVAILABLE
Located corner of
1st St. & Ave. A, Eastpoint, FL





.. -..:-. .


Allyn Jasper,
Realtor 1


Gulf Front Home On
Lanark Beach:
Fantastic views of Dog
Island and "Bird Island."
Has a dock for fishing,
boating or just plain
enjoyment of the sea breezes. Spectacular sunrises that can be
seen from every room. Has working fireplace and 2 large bed-
rooms and 2 baths with a 1/2 bath on ground floor. Yard is nicely
landscaped with Florida fauna. $699,000.00.


Office: (850) 697-9000
Toll-Free: (800) 613-5962
Cell: (850) 899-0582


314 St. James Street
Carrabelle, FL 32322
Fax: (850) 697-4311


Email: allynj@florida-beach.com


Reduced Rates on Select Services
Call for details
Deepwater

Marina
329 Water St, Apalachicola
850-653-8801
www.deepwatermarina.com


BAR-B-Q
Hickory-smoked the old-fashioned
way with all the fixns prepared from
our own recipes.
NOW OPEN IN CARRABELLE
LUNCH BUFFET Sun.-Fri.
SUPPER BUFFET Mon.-Fri.
HOBO'S ICE CREAM
1593 West Highway 98-Carrabelle
697-2776
"Worth Driv/hg 100 Miles For"
Open 6 days 11:00 a.m. -9.00 p.m.
Closed Tuesday
Thank you for letting us serve you!


- ---------- -









Pae 6 27 Mav 2005


A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


The Franklin Chronicle


Second Circuit Court Report from Page 5

Rhodes, Wayne E: Charged with DUI with serious injuries, driving while li-
cense suspended or revoked on November 6. 2004 with property damage.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger. Motion for pre-trial release was denied. The case was
continued on the Plea Docket for July 11. 2005.
Roberts, James Lee: Charged with flagrant violation of net law, possession
net larger than 2 inch stretch on October 24. 2004. Defendant was released
on own recognizance. The defendant was present in court with Public De-
fender Kevin Steiger. The case was continued on the Plea Docket for June 17.
2005..
Robinson, Brandon Demar: Charged with 5 counts armed robbery with fire-
arm. 4 counts aggravated battery with firearm. I count grand theft motor
vehicle on February 12, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant
was present in court and entered a written plea of not guilty dated April 27,
2005. The case was continued on the Plea Docket for August 8, 2005.
Salmon, James A: Charged with 4 counts burglary of dwelling on December
30. 2004: charged with burglary of a dwelling on January 9. 2005. Bond was
$15,250.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew
Way and entered a plea of no contest. Adjudication was withheld. The defen-
dant was sentenced to 12 months community control; 4 years probation (run-
ning concurrent); $435.00 court costs and fees. Cost of supervision waived.
Sapp, Paul C: Charged with possession more than 20 grams cannabis on
November 12, 2004. Bond was $1,500.00. The defendant was present in court
with Attorney J. Gordon Shuler. The case was entered on the Hearing Docket
for June 16, 2005.
Smith, Jesse G. Jr: Charged with possession of controlled substance with
intent to sell or deliver on February 16, 2005. Bond was $5,000.00. The de-
fendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case
was continued on the Plea Docket for July 11, 2005.
Thompson, Vernon: Charged with possession controlled substance, posses-
sion of cannabis (more' than 20 grams), possession drug paraphernalia on
November 9, 2004. Bond was $10.000.00. The defendant was present in court
with Attorney J. Gordon Shuler. The case was entered on the Hearing Docket
for June 16. 2005.
Walker, Daniel William: Charged.with flagrant violation of net law, posses-
sion net larger than 2 inch stretch on October 24, 2004. Bond was $1,000.00.
The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The
case was continued on the Plea Docket for June 17, 2005.
Whiddon, Bonnie A: Charged with possession of cannabis (more than 20
grams), possession of controlled substance on December 23, 2004. Bond was
$25.000.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Brian A.
Dusseault. entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The de-
fendant was sentenced to 24 months probation: 120 hours community ser-
vice (concurrent); substance abuse evaluation and treatment; $470.00 court
costs. Cost of supervision waived.
White, Nathaniel: Charged with grand theft on January 21, 2005. Defendant
was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender
Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The
defendant was sentenced to 108 days in jail with 108 days credit for time
served; 18 months probation; $140.00 restitution; financial amounts reduced
to civil judgement. Cost of supervision waived.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION PLEA DOCKET
Cargill, William: Charged with sale of controlled substance within 1,000 feet
of a church on October 9, 2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant
was present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way, admitted being in
violation of probation and was found in violation. Probation revoked, adjudi-
cated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 173 days in jail with 173 days
credit for time served; 2 years drug offender probation; 6pni to 6am curfew.
Gorski, Thomas A: Charged with driving while license suspended (felony) on
June 15, 2002; charged with possession of controlled substance on July 22,
2003; charged with fighting or baiting animals on March 5, 2004. Defendant
was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Ethan
Andrew Way. The case was continued on the Violation of Probation Plea Docket
for July 11, 2005.
Harris, Lataska V: Charged with sale of controlled substance on October 30,
2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation of probation and
wasfound in violation. Probation revoked. Defendant sentenced to 24 months
in prison (concurrent) with 135 days (stipulated) credit for time served. Finan-
cial amounts reduced to civil judgement.
Lee, Wesley Buck: Charged with possession controlled substance on August
21, 2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant entered a plea ofdenial
on May 6, 2005. A public defender was appointed. The case was entered on
the Violation of Probation Plea Docket for July 11, 2005.
London, Robert Brad: Charged with robbery by sudden snatching on August
29, 2003; charged with burglary of structure, grand theft on January 3. 2004.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation of probation and was found
in violation. Probation revoked. The defendant was adjudicated guilty and
sentenced to 3 years probation each charge (running concurrent); $567.91
costs. Cost of supervision waived.
Morris, Carlos Artiz: Charged with lewd or lascivious conduct on July 27,
2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The case was continued on the Violation of
Probation Plea Docket for July 11, 2005.
Wynn, Richard N: Charged with grand theft on April 19. 2004. Bond was
$1.500.00. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin
Steiger. Affidavit dismissed.
Z'indler, Michael David: Charged with possession controlled substance on
March 1. 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
cburt with Attorney J. Gordon Shuler, admitted being in violation of probation
and was found in violation. Probation modified. Defendant must complete
d-ug treatment program and. aftercare.

DISPOSITION
'omlin, Jennifer Marie: Charged with ,uttering a forged instrument on July
15. 2002; charged with grand theft from retail merchant on January 12, 2005.
The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and
cdse was continued to June 17, 2005 for disposition.

DOCKET SOUNDING
Corley, Karen: Charged with grand theft (third degree) on July 6, 2004. De-
fendant released on own recognizance. State's Attorneys Office dropped all
charges.
Racer, Craig A: Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude officer.
felony DUI, driving while license suspended (felony), resisting officer without
violence, refusal to submit to balance test, with property damage on Novem-
'er 3, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest and was adju-
dicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to I year community control and
2 years probation counts 1. 2. 3.; 188 days inj ail with 188 days credit for
time served count 4, 5 DUI school: 30 day vehicle impound; substance abuse
evaluation and treatment. All concurrent with another case.
Facer, Craig A: Charged with corruption by threat against public servant.
battery, resisting officer without violence on November 2. 2004. Defendant
'was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender
Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The
defendant was sentenced to 187 days in jail with 187 days credit for time
served: 1 year community control and 2 years probation (running concurrent
with another case); $787.00 court costs and fees. Cost of supervision waived.

HEARINGS
Edmonds, Edwards: Motion for bond reduction. Bond reduced to $50,000.00.
Massey, Connie: Motion for furlough. Forty eight hour furlow denied.


Briefs from Page 2 :

associated with beach renourish-
ment projects. Mr. Pierce specu-
lated that the meeting "most
likely" would include Mike
Dombrowski and Pierce, and
probably take place in July or
August at an Apalachicola Re-
gional Planning Council meeting.
Pierce told the Board he was wait-
ing to hear from Mr. Flood and Mr.
Dombrowski on their schedules.
Mediacom, the cable TV company
conducting business in Franklin
County, responded to an inquiry
from the Board. They wrote a let-
ter indicating that the Channel 6
reception would continue to re-
main the same, but that a CBS
signal from Dothan would be
added to the lineup, offering a
better signal. Channel 6 offers
only a degraded grade B signal in
this area. Not mentioned in the
meeting is the fact that each net-
work affiliated station in the lo-
cal area has the authority under
FCC rules to refuse importation
of distant signals of their network
if they perceive that the importa-
tion will breakup their local mar-
ket. If not, the station will issue a
waiver, allowing the cable com-
pany or satellite provider to im-
port the distant signal: Owners of
recreational vehicles may apply
for such waivers, and be permit-
ted to receive distant signals of the
networks, since the RVs travel
about the country. Each house-
hold is reviewed by the local sta-
tion and satellite, service, for that
determination of an imported sig-
nal. The owner of an RV must
submit a copy of their title to the
RV to qualify for a waiver. Some
satellite services offer local signals
and this may satisfy the demand
for network programming.
Mr. Pierce informed the Board
that the airport is now in compli-
ance with all regulations, and has
obtained their license from the
Department of Transportation.
Mr. Pierce reported that the De-
partment of Transportation will
not reduce the speed limit in the
Two-Mile area to 25 mph.
The Board approved the JPA and
Resolution with DOT for $1 mil-
lion for construction, design and
permitting of the airport entrance
road. This road will replace the
current access road through the
Gulf Colony subdivision, There is
no county match requirement.
The Board approved signing a let-
ter stating that the Franklin
County is exempt from DEP per-
mit fees because the county meets
the statutory standard of having
a higher percentage of land ex-
empt from the tax roles than the
sl: i t ,av, rae.. This letter will be
used in the county application to
DEP for the construction of T-
groins. The Board also approved
the Chairman signing a Dept. of
Environmental (DEP) application
for the construction ofT-groins on
Alligator Point. "The county has
not yet fully solved the funding for
the construction, Pierce said, "but
we need to move ahead with the
applying for the permit."
Mr. John Gore has requested that
the Board defer discussion on the
economic element presented to
the Commissioners at the last
meeting. He is out-of-town and
asked that the discussion be held
off until July.
The Board approved the purchase
of a, brush cutter and sprayer
equipment off the state bid list
using funds from the JPA; the
Board has already signed and has
been returned fully executed by


THE
EPISCOPAL CHURCH
WELCOMES YOU















850-653-9550
Highway 98 & 6th Street
Apalachicola
EST. 1836
SUNDAY
8:00 A.M.
10:30 A.M.


SDOT. There is no county match-
ing funds requirement.
The Board approved the prepara-
tion of bids for an additional fence
project paid for by a JPA that the
Board has already signed and has
been returned fully executed by
DOT. This fence project is to re-
pair parts of the existing fence line
and put a barbed wire section on
top of existing fence per FAA/DOT
requirements. There is no county
matching funds required.
The engineers for the City of
Carrabelle contacted the county
with a proposal. At this time, the
county has agreed to let the city
extend sewer service up River
Road, but the sewer line would be
.placed on the shoulder. The engi-
neers are asking that they be al-
lowed to put the sewer down one
lane of asphalt, but then the City
will pay to have both lanes of River
Road re-surfaced. The Board has
requested Baskerville-Donovan to
discuss the proposal at a Board
meeting.
The Board approved a letter sup-
porting the City of Apalachicola's
historic renovation grant for the
Holiness Family School.
The Board approved a Boating *
Improvement Grant to finish the
repairs at Battery Park Marina
that were started a couple of years
ago. Even though the city owns
the facility, the grant requires that
the county be the applicant. The
county was the applicant several
years ago when the first improve-
ments were made. Rich Reeves
will be the grant manager.
The Board signed FDOT maps in-
dicating the type of roadways in
the county. All of the roadway
segments on the map are eligible
for state assistance except Alliga-
tor Point. According to Mr. Jim
Newsome, FDOT, the Federal
Highway Administration requires
the county to sign the map,

Eastpoint Water Tower
Mr. Pierce presented letters from
Eastpoint Sewer and Water and
the Eastpoint Fire Department
with differing opinions on a pro-
posed water tower. "I recommend
the Board ask Commissioner
Putnal to investigate the situation
to see if a compromise can be
worked out since the issue is in
his district."
As a follow-up to my letter of April
25, 2005. the following is more
detail of how the Firehouse
County park site was selected for
the new elevated storage tank. As
you are aware, Baskerville-
Donovan. Inc. completed a Utility
Audit of the Water System in
March, 2004. The Audit looked at
current flow rates (both average
day and mnJ-nmiim i 'd ..'iiln dd'i-..
tion, a review of't;fitrfrastructtiredm
was performed.
A computer model Of the water
system was generated to help,
identify areas within the system
that have the greatest potential for
pressure problem during periods
of peak usage. Peak usage being
periods of usage 3-1/2 times av-
erage usage (i.e. mornings/noon/
evenings). The results showed
certain areas near Wilderness
Road and the far east end of the
system, near S.R. 65 to have low
pressures. We then projected sys-
tem growth (based on flows-from
2990 to 2005) out to ten years.
The system at that point went into
distress.


jfirs't anptit (CI)turd)
St. George Island
501 E. Bayshore Drive
850-927-2257
R. Michael Whaley, Pastor

Join us as we praise and
worship the living Christ!

Sunday Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Worship & Praise 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night 7:00 p.m.
Wed. "Power Hour" 7:00 p.m.

"Walking in Christ"


To correct this and comply with
current FDEP regulations, we
looked at several locations for the
proposed well and elevated water
storage with the site at Twin Lakes
Road and Otterslide Road topping
the list. The District has an op-
tion to purchase this site and
funding from the NWFWMD to
drill and perform well test. The
District also has applied to the
USDA-Rural Development for a
funding package to cover all the
needed system upgrades.
Several months ago the District's
Manager, Mr. James Dean met
with representatives from the
School District to discuss the new
proposed school just east of S.R.
65 and U.S. 98. This meeting re-
vealed that the demands of the
school would require additional
elevated storage of 75,000
-100,000 gallons. At this point we
revisited the previous computer
model and input the school's de-
mand, which indicated the follow-
ing:
1. If we kept the proposed elevated
tank at the Twin Lakes site and
an elevated tank was constructed
near the proposed school site, we
could only provide water to the
school tank by addition of a
booster pump station.
2. If we increased the elevated
tank size and kept it at the Twin
Lakes site, we could not provide
the needed flow and pressure to
the school.
3. If we increased the site and
moved the proposed elevated tank
from the Twin Lakes site to a site
further to the east, we would pre-
vent the need for two (2) tanks; a
booster pump system, or ex-
tremely large diameter water
mains. We input several locations
between the Twin Lakes site and
midway to S.R. 65 and found that
the area in and around the Fire
Station and County Park as be-
ing an ideal location.
This locations allows ease of water
flow east along C.C. Land Road
and U.S. 98 west along Avenue
'A' and 6th Street to U.S. 98. It's
two blocks to the Otterslide Road,
which provides a direct route to
the new well site at Twin Lakes
Road. It also fits well with the
District's existing piping network
v.ithir the core area without the
addition of much larger mains.
Very truly yours,
BASKERVILLE-DONOVAN, INC.
Jerald S. Ward
Vice-President/Project Manger"


The Eastpoint Volunteer Fire
Dept. also communicated with the
County Commission. The letter is
as follows:
Ms Saunders,
Re: Proposed water tower on the
Vrooman Park property,
Eastpoint.
The Eastpoint Vol. Fire Depart-
ment meeting of April 25, 2005
discussed the water tower.
The entire board and firefighters
are not in favor of the proposed
site for the tower.
The considerations were as fol-
lows:
1. The area is in direct path of the
Life Fight Helicopter landings.
2. The area is necessary for park-
ing of the ball games and other
activities of the children.
3. The area is used for the Can-
cer Relay for Life almost every
year.
4. All of the area is used for Char-
ity Rib Cook-off contest sponsored
by the fire department, the main
fund raiser of the year.
5. The tower would not le appeal-
ing to the landscape of the park.
Sincerely,
Doug Creamer, Pres."
The Board asked Commissioner
Putnal to review the problem and
report back to the Board.

Porter Street Canal
The Board reviewed whether the
Porter St. canal on St. George Is-
land is to remain open to the pub-
lic. The last action by the Board
at a July 2, 2002 Board meeting
was to close the access point. This
past weekend the ramp was
opened by someone trying to gain
access to the canal. The Board
decided to close the access point.


25 years of experience

making dreams come true.
Let us help you find the property of your
dreams in the St. George Island and
Apalachicola Bay area.


I ne A-rame: I nree Oedroom, inree Dar nome locareu uriiiiin nurlne I niee e UrUIUU, twu vUdaiiI II uuI II l III
on St. (leorge Island. Enjoy the Gulf & Bay views from 2002 in Carrabelle near the river and marina. This home
one of the higher lots on the island. Unique modified A- features tile floors, stainless steel appliances, vaulted
Frame home has floor to 2-story-ceiling windows. Guest ceilings, screened in porch, landscaped yard, wood
apartment, 9x16 workshop, office/studio, storage area fence, metal roof and so much more! $335,000.
& outdoor shower onlower level. No-fuss yard, great MLS#105636.
water. $599,000. MLS#105603. "New Look, Same People"
Suncoast Realty & Property Management, Inc.
224 Franklin Boulevard St. George Island, FL 32328
800/341-2021 850/927-2282 www.uncommonflorida.com


SELLERS TILE


DISTRIBUTORS, INC.



Ceramic Tile, Porcelain,

Marble & Granite Countertops,

Carpet and Wood

Come See Us At.
171 Highway 98 Eastpoint, Florida
850-670-4211


You too can have an investment
in paradise with the

BEST LOT LOAN ON

THE PLANET

For more details on this, other interest-only
products and Construction Perms, please contact: "
Chollet Ramsey, Account Executive
850.927.4812
chollet.ramsey@bankofamerica.com
BankofAmerica.


---r)- r i- -------


RELT







The Franklin Chronicle


A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


27 May 2005 Page 7


EDITORIAL & COMMENTARY


From The Southeastern Fisheries Association

SFA Joins Legal Fight Against Coastal

Conservation Association (CCA) Petition

Advocating Bycatch Reduction

In a letter to the National Marine Fisheries Service, the SFA opposes the recently advocated bycatch
reduction proposal from the Coastal Conservation Assn. The shrimp industry has been reduced in capac-
ity by regulations, high fuel prices and the importation of pond-raised shrimp. They argue that specific
bycatch reduction is like trying to capture a puff of smoke. The by-kill of undersized red snapper by
recreational fishermen is of "monumental proportions" claims the SFA.
Publisher's Note: The SFA has responded to the CCA proposal for bycatch reduction in an effort to
preserve the red snapper resource. The letter from Bob Jones, Executive Director of the SFA, contains
important perspective on this issue, and the Chronicle publishes his letter to "fill-in" this history so
often lacking in contemporary press reports about the fishing industry and the regulatory problems.

May 20, 2005


Phil Steele, Regional Office
National Marine Fisheries Service
263 13th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701


Re: CCA Petition concerning red snapper

Dear Mr. Steele:

Southeastern Fisheries Association is a 501 (c) 6, non-profit fisheries trade association founded in
Jacksonville, Fl6rida in 1952. We represent over 300 commercial fishing related businesses in all
sectors of the seafood industry. We strongly oppose the Coastal Conservation Association's (CCA)
Petition to destroy the Gulf of Mexico shrimp industry by calling for unattainable bycatch reduction
for domestic shrimpers.

If NMFS were to fully examine the historical Gulf of Mexico shrimping industry they would find
8,834 offshore type shrimp vessels and boats[ ] were operating in the Gulf of Mexico in 1975-80.
This was the beginning of the heyday of the domestic shrimp industry as every boatyard in the Gulf
had orders for shrimp vessels and St. Augustine's Diesel Engine Salesin particular, was cranking
them out on an assembly line basis. At one time I believe the state of Louisiana had in excess of
30,000 inshore shrimpers but my memory is a little fuzzy on that but surely Corky Perret, who worked
under Dr. Lyle St. Amant and Dr. Ted Ford can provide the exact figures. My point being is the
fishing power of the Gulf shrimp industry has been reduced beyond all imagination due to regulations,
excessive fuel prices and the importation of pond-raised shrimp.

Using an exact number as the threshold for bycatch reduction is like trying to capture a puff of smoke.
The CCA demands a 44% bycatch reduction be achieved but from when and where? They state in
their misguided Petition that only a 12% bycatch reduction has been achieved. We strongly believe at
least an uncounted 35% reduction in shrimp trawling has taken place in recent years due to the
enormous cost of fuel and the low prices for those sizes of shrimp that are in direct competition with
pond raised imports. This observation by everyone close to the domestic shrimping industry needs to
be quantified by NMFS and plugged into their models on red snapper mortality.
There is no doubt the Secretary of Commerce will give a "reasonable explanation" on why he denies
the CCA petition to close down the domestic shrimping industry. To grant the CCA petition would be
absolutely arbitrary and capricious because the scientific evidence is insufficient to close down the
shrimp fishery because of the bycatch of juvenile red snapper, primarily west and south of the
Mississippi River.

The CCA petition quotes from the Magnuson-Stevens Act in 1996 concerning bycatch,,A simple
reading of the words indicate Congress said to minimize the mortality to the extent bycatch cannot be
avoided. [2] The CCA petition further says Congress instructed the Secretary of Commerce to
implement a bycatch reduction program "to minimize the incidental mortality of bycatch in the course
of shrimp trawl activity to the extent practicable."[3] It is our contention the Gulf Council is
minimizing to the extent practicable. The figures being used to indicate only a 12% reduction from the
Bycatch Reduction Devices fails to include the bycatch reduction from turtle excluder devices and the
bycatch reduction accomplished because of much less shrimping effort. When all aspects are
considered the bycatch may.well be in excess of 70% of the historical bycatch numbers so often used
by CCA and other militant lobbying groups who want to abolish all commercial fishing in the Gulf of
Mexico.

CCA refers to a Schirripa and Legault[4] study on the status of red snapper in the Gulf and we can
only say if they are as far off base on red snapper as they were on red grouper when they proposed a
1.9 million pound TAC, we can't give much credence to their work at this time,

The CCA petition says, "The fisheries regulatory establishment is plainly aware of the problem
regarding overfishiig ofred snapper within the shrimp trawlfishery, but has failed to take corrective
action."[5]

On the contrary, the Gulf Council has taken action on more than one occasion to address bycatch of
red snapper by the shrimp trawling industry. In Reef Fish Amendment 2, 1991, a 50% reduction in
shrimp trawl bycatch through the use of bycatch reduction devices, reductions in fishing.effort, area or
season closures of the shrimp fishery or a combination of these actions. The Total Allowable Catch
'(TAC) in the directed red snapper fishery in 1991 was 4.0 million pounds broken down as 2.04
million pounds commercial and 1.96 million pounds for sportfishing.[6]

Phil Steele, Red Snapper Petition, page 3.

In 1993, a regulatory amendment raised the TAC from 4.0 million pounds to 6.0 million pounds
divided 3.06 MP commercial and 2.94 MP for spdrtfishing.[7]

A regulatory amendment implemented in 1996, raised the red snapper TAC from 6 million pounds to
9.12 million pounds with 4.65 allocated to the commercial sector and 4.47 pounds allocated to
sportfishing.[8] This 9.12 TAC was reaffirmed in 1999 although the sportfishing bag limit by this time
had dropped to 4 fish per person and retained the 15-inch total length size limit.

1 ..1 ".ZY .-Jm


. ,T "-, I t. I
St. George Island Bay Front: "Whispering Breezes," 1529 E. Gulf Beach
Dr., East End. Cozy 2+BR/2.5BA, 1200 +/- sq. ft. bungalow offers loft/bonus
room, screened porch. Recent renovations include new gourmet kitchen, new
roof, windows facing the Bay. Approx. 128' Bay frontage with private dock
and sandy beach. $898,000. MLS#105475.
Select Land Value
St. George Island Bay View-Lot 3, TR 38/39, 1 acre MOL. Rare opportu-
nity to own a gorgeous Bay View corner lot on East End of island! $525,000.
MLS#105531.

k Prudential
Resort Realty
St. George Island Apalachicola e
123 W. Gulf Beach Dr. 71 Market St.
850-927-2666 850-653-2555
800-974-2666 888-419-2555
www.stgeorgeisland.com www.forgottencoastrealtor.com
An Independently Owned and Operated Member of The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.


It is difficult to believe the Gulf Council and the National Marine Fisheries Service would more than
double the red snapper total allowable catch if the shrimp bycatch was in fact killing too many
juvenile red snappers. And it must be kept in mind that all the while the TAC for red snapper was
being increased, the shrimp industry was undergoing massive downsizing due to regulatory mandates
and the ever-increasing amount of imported pond raised shrimp. These imports lowered the price of
Gulf of Mexico shrimp so much that the US government recently placed tariffs on six nations found
guilty of dumping shrimp on the US market. The CCA petition avoids mentioning the exponential
growth of offshore recreational fishing boats, which has placed an enormous amount of pressure on
red snapper and all the species identified in the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Plan.

The CCA petition lays full blame for red snapper overfishing on the shrimp industry when in fact the
by-kill of undersized red snapper by recreational fishermen is of monumental proportions. There is a
study showing the importance of protecting spawners, especially the large spawners as one of the best
ways to achieve sustainability in the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery. In the 1999 red snapper
stock assessment,[9] it shows that a 14-year-old red snapper contributes the most total egg production
in an unfished population. The 14-year-old red snappers contribute almost 5% of the total egg
production. Most of the directed red snapper fish are between 3 and 7 years of age so the protection of
the-large spawners seems all the more important. We know 14-year-old red snapper are trophy fish for
divers and anglers but they need protection as much, if not more, than 0 age red snapper.

Protecting large spawners was the prime consideration in moving longlines out beyond 50 fathoms
from Cape San Blas to the Mexican border. Surely the importance of protecting large spawners hasn't
diminished. Red Snapper bycatch on red grouper longlines is negligible.

The CCA petition calls for a firm target bycatch reduction of between 60% and 80% in the shortest
time possible. They call for observers and a host of other actions to accomplish their goal of closing
down the Gulf shrimping industry.


Phil Steele, Red Snapper Petition, page 4.


To CCA, shrimping is just another form of commercial fishing that has to be removed so their
members can have total control and access to all the fish.

The CCA petition submitted by Bob Hayes, former NMFS lawyer, informs the Secretary of
SCommerce that the reasonable time to consider the CCA request is by June 1, 2005.
It's comforting to know Secretary Gutierrez has not allowed the CCA to control Department of
Commerce business on a CCA timetable because the Secretary has given the general public until July
11, 2005 to comment on the petition. Consideration of all comments will begin to be considered at
that time.

We assume when the CCA says denial of their petition would be "arbitrary and capricious" that lays
the predicate for a lawsuit if the petition is indeed denied. This is the usual expected threat. "Do it the
CCA way or we will sue you." With an $ 8 million dollar annual budget CCA certainly has the
financial resources to sue anytime and anybody they please but in the final analysis rule of law will
prevail.

We have not seen the latest red snapper stock assessment but understand it may contain language
saying that in order to maintain a 9.12 TAC, there would have to be an 80% to 90% reduction of
shrimp bycatch from where we are now. We wonder who really knows where we are NOW. The onlh
way to achieve an 80% to 90% bycatch reduction is to close all shrimping from Cape San Bias.
Florida to Brownsville, Texas. There is great doubt if the present MSY could be achieved even with a
total shutdown of the shrimp fishery because the current MSY is calculated on a zero bycatch
scenario. Obtaining a zero bycatch in any wild harvested fishery is impossible.

There have been discussions concerning establishing 2 separate stocks of red snapper, which would
generate two different TACs and lead to a traumatic political struggle between the participants in the
directed fisheries.

In closing we respectfully request the Secretary of Commerce to deny.the CCA petition and continue
to work towards a reduction in red snapper mortality by all user groups through the Gulf of Mexico
Fishery Management Council.:


Sincerely,


Bob Jones
Executive Director

Andrew Butler
Accepted To
NYU's Tisch

School

Andrew Butler, a 2005 Honor
Graduate ofWakulla High School,
has been accepted to New York
University's Tisch School of the
Arts. Andrew's participation in
District and State Thespian Com-
petitions, leadership as President
of Wakulla High School's
Dramatis Personae, involvement
in numerous productions and
events, and his exemplary aca-
demic record has earned him this
honor. Andrew auditioned for this
-highly selective program with act-
ing students from across the
country. He will be working on a
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in
Theatre and living on NYU's
Washington Square campus in
.New York City.
Butler has assisted in workshops
and plays at the Dixie Theater and
has performed with the Pan-
handle Players. He is the son of
David and Eugenia Butler of St.
James, and grandson of Joe and
Maxine Butler of Lanark Village.

]I .


Boyd Calls For Fiscally

Responsible Budget

Budget Resolution Makes Deficit Worse, Fails to Include Any.,
Meanlingful Reform
Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) criticized the House Le:ad-
ership for bringing a budget resolution to the floor that worsens tl0
deficit and falls to include any meaningful reform. Congressman Boyd
along with his colleagues in the Blue Dog Coalition. unveiled the Blie
Dog 12-Step Reform Plan in February. which was a more c'omprehenr -,
sive and responsible alternative than the meager attempt at reform
contained in the Republican Budget compromise offered today. (
"We must step forward and stop the reckless fiscal policies Ithl art
digging us deeper into the deficit hole," said Congressman Bovyd. "The
budget resolution makes significant cuts in.domestic priorities lil
education, law enforcement, jobs, transportation arid Medicaid, while,
at the same time, increasing our federal deficit. No budget should call
for these kinds of sacrifices from the American people without llli
glimpse of a better financial outlook for our country. The 12 step'
budget plan will get the country back on the path lo a balanced budc-
get and ensure a healthy economy for our Iamilies, farms and busit:
nesses in the coming years." '
The national debt has soared over $2 trillion under the watch of t(lh
current administration, with trillions more projected in the ncxt 10
years under current policies. The 12 Step Reform Plan is based oil
the Blue Dogs' commitment to solving growing fiscal problems fIacin"'
our country.
The provisions of the Blue Dog 12 Point Reform Plan for restoring
fiscal responsibility are:
* Require a balanced budget
* Don't let Congress buy on credit
* Put a lid on spending
* Require agencies to put their fiscal house in, order
* Make Congress tell taxpayers how much they're spendingH .l
* Set aside a rainy day fund
* Don't hide votes to raise the debt limit
* Justify spending for pet projects
* Ensure that Congress read the bills it is voting on -
* Require honest cost estimates for every bill that Congresss vole s on
* Make sure new bills fit the budget :"
* Make Congress do a better job of keeping tabs on government pir()
grams
The Blue Dog's call for bipartisan action on the budget comes ;is 11
Blue Dog 12-Step Reform Plan has been praised by several organi-z;N
tions from both sides of the aisle dedicated to fiscal responsibility
including The Heritage Foundation, Centrists.org, C'iizei/ns .\g;tint
Government Waste, National Taxpayers Union, and Taxl payers lit
Common Sense.


St. George Island
United Methodist Church

You ARE INVITED To
SUNDAY WORSHIP 9:30A.M.


201 E. Gulf Beach Drive on the Island
Phone: 927-2088 Website: sgiumc.org Pastor: Bill Rhoads


A.


Sea Oats Gallery

The Gallery You Hoped To Find

Winter 2005Workshops -
Chinese Watercolors w/Lian Zhen
Elegant Oils wfJudy Soprano
Fun and Beautiful Silk Painting
w/Joyce Estes
Watercolor Excellence
w/Henry Vyfvinkel
Class sizes limited-Register now!

1ST LEFT ON ST. GEORGE ISLAND
128 East Pine Street 850-927-2303
info@forgottencoastart.com
www.forgottencoastart.com









Page 8 27 May 2005


A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


The Franklin Chronicle


FL Florida Classified



F AN Advertising Network



:'Each of the classified ads in this section reaches an audience


of 1.8 million subscribers through 112 Florida newspapers!


The Chronicle can place your advertising into this network. Please call the paper

with the FLORIDA REACH at 850-670-1687, fax: 850-670-1685.


Announcements

G IDG UYSSPRING NATIONALS. May 27-29. Alltel
Stadid'm Jacksonville. Rods. customs. & classics thru 72,
elitiits. swap meet, entertainment & More. Info:
(9S)38-9876 www s "ood-guys com.

r Auctions

SMOKY MOL.'NTALNS/GATLINBURG.ForeclosureAuction.
4 Chietrs. 2 mountain lots. I office building. June 3. 12:00
noon. Furrow Auction Company (80014FURROW:
www. firnow.com TNLic #62.

Adclinn-13-6+/- Planttllon Style Acres. Clay County.
G4. Sat.. June 4, 10am. Recreation, hunting, fishing.
timber. Rowell Auctions. Inc. (800)323-8388
wou rowellauctions corn GAL AU-C002594 10%
bus er's premiml.

C [GANTIC 3-DAY Auction.June 2.3.4.2005. Montgom-
ery. AL. Single. Tandem & Tri-Axle Dumps (40 of which
are 2004-2005 year). Truck Tractors, Lowboys. Crawler
Loaders & Tractors. Excavators, MotorGraders & Sc apers.
B.khocs. RubberTired Loaders, Forklifts. Paving. Skidders.
Foler Bunchers. Log Loaders, Farm Tractors. J.M. Wood
Action Co.. Inc. (334)264-3265. BryantWood ALLic# 1137.

Automotive

DONATEYOURCAR.FURNTTURE.REALESTATETODAY-
Ilep eliminate poverty housing and homelessness. FREE
Toaing.Tax Deductible. Life Council Inc.www.lifecouncil.ore
lt871734.LIFE or (877)734-5433.

# BuildingMaterials

.METAL ROOFING SAVE$$$BuyDirect From Manufacturer.
20ocolors in stock with all Accessories. Quick turn around!
D~iecry Available Toll Free (888)393-0335.

1 Business Opportunities

AiL CASII CANDY ROUTE Doyou earn800/day? 30
Machines. Free Candy All for 59.995. (800)814-6323
Bi20001033. CALL US: We will not be undersold!

IIlLP WANTED Earn Extra income assembling Key Chains
frmm any location. No experience necessary. Start immediately!
(8jL0)405-7619 ext 750 www easywork-grealpav corn

TI IOUSANDSOF IIUSINESSESFor Sale ByOwnrs
N nlinw ide. Preview Business for free! Interested In Buying or
SJling A Business Call: GW Merger -(877)217-8231 or visit
t CwnicrTer.Co1n.

#ICASI COW! 90 Vending Machine unis/YouOKLocations
Eifre Business 510.670 Hurry! (800)836-3464 #B02428.

I'rdlessional Vending Route and Equipment. Brand name
products, all sizes. Financing Available w/57,500 Down.
(87S)843-8726 (B02002-37).

Electronic

A EWCOM1PUTlER- BUTNO CASII?You'reAPPROVED-
Giaranteedt* NOCREDITCHECK BadCredit-Bankruptcy
OK. (800)319-886010A-9P EST- Mon-Fri Checking Account
REq'd www.ocs4all.com.
s


Financial

$50,000 FREE CASI GRANTS****- 2005! Never Repay!
Fur personal bills, school. rew business. $49 BILLION Left
unclaimed from 2004. Lie Operators! (8001785-6360 Ext #75.

IMMEIDIATE CASII!! US Pension Funding pays cash now for
8 years of your future pension payments. Call (800)586-1325
fora FREE, noobligatiol esdtimatle www usnslionfunding corn

Ioans by phone. Upto S1000 in24hrs. No Credit Check! Bank
Account Req. (888)350-3722 www pavchecktodav con.

Grow Your Business. Lp to $150.000 in capital available.
No application fees. No collateral required. 48-72 hour
approvals. Mult accept Visa/MC.(800)793-3213 American
Bancard.


ForSale


SPI'A. Must Sell. 7 Person Deluxe. Ne erUsed. Includes Cover.
Will Deliver. Full Warrany. Can Finance W.A.C. Payments
Under $10 per Mounlh. In a Ilurm,. Call (800)980-7727.


Health Care


discountt Dental Plans from DentalPlans conl Save 60% on
Mental Care. Call Toll-Free (888)632-5353 10% off with
coupon Cole: Paper 10.

Help Wantedl

IDrisr-CO1VENANTTRANSPOI'( T.E ccllcnt lay&Benefirt
ltoirExperienced Drivel s, 0/. Solos. Teamt & Graduate
StludllIlen. Bonuser s lid Weekly Il[itril Opl)rtunity Employer,
(8sS)1MOREfPAY(b-S.6(,7-3721). ,

SUNCOCARRIERS- 1000SIGN-ONBONUS! Owner
Operator* Run Instate Florida* SE Regional' Home Weekly*
High Percentage Pay* Refrigerated Runs' No HazMat*
Dedicated Dispatcher* Own lightweight late-model tractor.Call
Cammy @ (800)237-8288.

Driver-GREAT &PLENTY!TeamsSlartuplo.47c. Company
Singles- .39c Students .31c. Owner Operators 51.05 loaded
mile. KLLM- CDL-A. (866)323-2181. EOE.

S/E& 3-State Run: TT Driver. HOME WEEKENDS. Mileage
Pay. Benefits. 401K. Trainees Welcome/ Miami area- exp. req.
21 min age/Class-A CDL Cypress Truck Lines (800)545-1351.

DATA ENTRYWorkONYOUROWN.FlexibleHours!$$SGrat
Pay!$$$ Personal Computer required.(800)873-0345 ext #300.

Now hiring qualified drivers for OTR positions. Food grade
tanker, No hazmat. No pumps. Great Benefits. Competitive Pay
and new equipment. Need 2 years OTR experience. Call Bynum
Transport for your opportunity today: (800)741-7950.

O/ODriver- FE.The F/Sishigherere! $1.09Avg. 52,000
sign-on 52.600 referral bonus. Base plate provided. No truck
no problem zero down lease purchase. (800)569-9298.

IIIGII SCHOOL EXCHANGE STUDENTS arriving
August need Host Families. Has own insuranceand spending
money. Promotes World Peace! American Intercultural
Student Exchange. (800)SIBLING ww.aise.com.

$5,500 WeeklyGoal Potential If someonedid it,socan you!
2-3 confirmed appointments daily! BenefitsAvailable... Call
, Catherine McFarland (888)563-3188.


Legal Services

DIVORCE &INCORP$99-$199Pluspaternity & otherfamily
law forms. Fast, reliable & accurate. Call (888)Speed-44 or
(888)773-3344. Legal Expedia Inc. 8am-6pm weekdays.

DIVORCE$275-$J350COVERSchildren. etc.Onlyone
signature required! *Excludes govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000. ext.600. (8am-7pm) Divorce Tech.
Established 1977.

Miscellaneous

EARN DEGREE online from home. *Business. *Paralegal.
'Computers. Job Placement Assistance. Computer & Financial
aid if qualify. (866)858-2121 wwv tidewalertechonline corm

FREE4-ROO.M DIRECTVSYSTEM includingslandard
installation. 140+ Channels 29.99/mo. for 3 months. Access
to over 225 channels! Limited time. S&H. Restrictions Apply.
(866)500-4056.

The Lowest Prescription Prices LESS THAN CANADA.
Global Medicines, Arizona Physician owned. (866)634-0720
www.globalmedicines net.

\VOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy Direct and Save' Full
Body units from S22 a month! FREE Color Catalog CALL
TODAY! (800)842-1305 www.np etstan cor


Real Estate


WESTERNNCMSOUNTAINS North Carolina Where there is:
Cool Mountain Air, Views &Stream. Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
CALL FOR FREE BROCHUREOFMOUNTAIN PROPERTY
SALES. (800)642-5333. Realty Of Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C.28906.www rcalvofmurphv coin

IIEALTIFUILNORTIHICAROLINA.MUSTSEETIHE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN NC
LIOUNTAINS.IHomes, Cabins. Acreag & Investmrents.
Cherokee Moun'ain Really GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www cherokeemouinainceally.com Call for Free Brochure
(800)841-5868.

Tennessee I.ake Property Sale! Parcels from 524,900. 6 1/2
AcrelotS59.900.27Acre Lake Estate $124,900. Cabiis
Available. Call toll-free (866)770-5263 ext 8 for details.

NORTI I CARO.INAM MOUNTAINS Spring is blooming and
is beautiful! A wonderful time to look for real estate. See
Pholos: www.NorthCarnlinN ntinaMount aliv coin or call
(81XI)293-1998. Free Brochure.

NC MOUNTAINS- PInomruli views and imounItain streams in
high elevation between Boone and Ashevillc. Tracts range 1-5
acres t ith access and utilities from $49.900. (800)455-19S1.
x.148

A'ITENTION INVE'IOS'lRS:'Waterfrontlits in he Foothillsitl
NC. Deep water lake with 90 miles of shoreline. 21'i,
predevelopinient discounts and 90% financing. NODPAYMENTS
for I year. Call nows for best selection
is4\w.n.ilkefrnproptrtiL.cL onil(800i)70L9LAKE"

VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS- HelenaMontana-4.7 Acres$79.990.
Ride out your backdoor to millions of acres of national forest!
Awesome lake & mountain views. close to Canyon Ferry Lake.
minutes to Helena. Soils tested, utilities, ready to build on. Call
owner (888)770-2240.


Real Estate

GRANDOPENING! May21 &22Ocala/GainesvillArea.20
SAcres from S195,000. 100 Acres from $450,000. New semi-
private gated community featuring parcels w/ frontage on the
Wacassassa River. Gorgeous woodlands teeming w/ deer &
turkey. SAVE $10.000. Plus get up to $10,000 toward closing
costs! Great financing, little down. Call toll-free
(866)352-2249, x 436 or www flandbar'ains corn

GuadalupeRiverfront!Spectacularriverfmontsin"Prime"Texas
Hll Country location. 10-32 acres. Long water frontage. huge
trees, panoramic views. From $300's to $400's. Call
(800)609-7042, x 122 Brokers & Agents welcome.

LAKEFRONT BARGAINS Starting at $89.900. Gorgeous
lakefront parcels. Gently sloping, pristine shoreline,
spectacular views. Across from national forest on 35.000 acre
recreational lake in East Tenn. Paved roads, underground
utilities, central water, sewer. Excellent financing. Call now
(800)704-3145 ext617, Sunset Bay. LLC.

"A KE TIIIS SUMMERTIE BEST" ETennssee'sNorris
Lake & Golfproperties make every yearspecial. Starting atonly
S24.900- Call Lakeside Realty (423)626-5820
www lakesidereallv-t com

5 minutes to Greenbrier Resort MTN LAND BARGAINS 20
Acres& Upwww.liveinwv com.

COASTAL GEORGIA- Water access marshfront homesites.
Gated community, tennis, golf, kayaking & canoeing.
Preconstruction discounts, limited time. From the mid-70's.
(877)266-7376 www.cooperspoint corn.

NEW MEXICO-20 Acres $29.900. Scenic region,views.
canyons, trees, rolling hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunting, hiking.
hores, greatcli mate. Power, great access. 100% Financing. Call
(877)813-LAND!

AUCTIONS! Selling Florida In June: 2 Story Luxury
Island Ilome with 4+ car garage June 15. 1pm 5160SeaBell
Rd. Sanibel 1/2 acre. Steps to the Gulf, views 5000 acre
national wildlife park. Deep Waterfront 2 Story Home &
Dock... + Lot June 12. 1pm, No Bridges, on Lagoon Street,
N Ft Myers. (941)497-7997 www vanderce corn Neal
VanDeRee. CAI Realtor/Auctioneer (au 460).

Steel Buildings

STEE. BUII.I)INGS. Factory Deals 4 Save SSS. 41x60'to 100
x 200'. Example: 50 x 100 x 12' = $3.60/sq ft. (800)658-2885
aww ricidbuildine corn

BUILDING SALE!"RockBmoliomPrices!"'2030Now$2900.
,30x40 $5170. 40x50 58380. 40x60 510.700. 50x100 $15,244.
Others. Ends/accesories optional. Priced to Sell! Pioneer
(800)668-5422.






i!te


MARKS INSURANCE

AGENCY, INC.







WRITING:
Home, Auto, Life, Business, Marine, Bonds
and Other Lines of Insurance

See us for your insurance needs at:
61 Avenue E
Apalachicola, Florida 32320
850-653-2161 800-586-1415





Now is the time to

subscribe to the


FRANKLIN


CHRONICLE

The Chronicle is published every other Friday.

Mailed subscriptions within Franklin County
are $16.96 including taxes for one year, or 26
issues. The out-of county rate is $22.26 in-
cluding taxes.


Subscriber

Address

City State

Zip

Telephone

E-Mail

J Renewal*

Basic Subscription, 26 issues.

s Out of County l2 In County

Date:
*If renewal, please include mailing label


Please send this form to:


Franklin Chronicle
Post Office Box 590
Eastpoint, Florida 32328
850-670-1687


CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE

Per Florida Statutes 713.78,(3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 05/10/05 Invoice No,. 10825

Dcscriplon ofVehicle: Make Dodge Model Van Color Gray
TgNo AI09DX Year 1989 state FL VinNo. 2B6HB21YXKK338914

To Owner: James Yancey To Lien Holder:
P.O. Box 539
Carrabelle, FL 32322



You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
05/04/05 at the request of FCSO 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.


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE OF LIEN AND OF INTENT TO SELL
VEHICLE PURSUANT
To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78

You and each of you are hereby notified-that on 06/09/05 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., Eastpoint, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
charges.

SHADE TREE TOWING
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219



CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE

Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 05/10/05 Invoice No. 10826

Description of Vehicle: Make Chevy Model S-10 Color Camo
TagNo A141DX Year 1988 state FL VinNo. 1GCBS1438J2139328

To Owner: Wayne Messer To Lien Holder:
P.O. Box 215
Carrabelle, FL 32322


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
05/04/05 at the request of FCSO that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 308.00 plus storage charges occurring at'the rate of$ 20.(X) 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.


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE OF LIEN AND OF INTENT TO SELL
VEHICLE PURSUANT
To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78

You and each of you are hereby notified that on 06/09/05 at 12:00 noon
o'clock. the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., Eastpoint, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
charges.

SHADE TREE TOWING
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219


Y Y







The Franklin Chronicle


A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


27 May 2005 Page 9


ISLAND VIEW SEAFOOD
MICHAEL E. MILLENDER
OPEN 7DAYSA WEEK8AM TO 7PM
WE HAVE SEA SHELLS, HAND MADE JEWELRY FOR GIFTS
OR KEEPSAKES OR TO DECORATE YOUR HOME.
WE HAVE SEAFOOD OF ALL KINDS
ALSO A GUIDE SERVICE: CAPT PATRICK MILLENDER
1-850-670-8555 326 PATTON DR.
1-850-670-5238 P.O. BOX 318
seafood@gtcom.net EASTPOINT, FLA
RELATIVES AND FISH STINK AFTER THREE DAYS. 05-27-06-10




Unique

Nails -n

&more /

P.O. Box 736 347 Highway 98 Eastpoint, Florida 32328
Phone: (850) 670-4000 051305-27





SForgotten Coast L hting, Inc.

Lighting, Fans & Accessories
SELLERS PLAZA
EASTPOINT, FL 32328
PHONE: 850-670-4900
CELL: 859-393-9020
FAX: 850-670-4901
FORGOTTENCOASTLIGHTING@GTCOM.NET
04-29/05-13/05-27/06-10


KELLEY:
Weddings Cuts *Foils Perms Sets
140-E Palm Court Mall St. George Island, FL 32328
Call for appointment:
850-927-3500 or 888-895-8895 05-27-06-10


FCAT from Page 1

In Table 2, the Franklin District Scoring at Level 3 and above are
presented. This table also presents a historical review of previous,
averages, for 2001 through 2004. There is some improvement in Read-
ing results in grades 3, 4, 6 and 8. But the continuing scores, for 9th
and 20th,grades in Reading reflect a downtrend. The same down trend
occurs in grades 3, 4 and 10th in Mathematics, but there are marked
improvements since 2001 in grades 5, 7, 8 and 9th.

TABLE 2
District Percent Scoring Three and Above
Grade
Level Reading Math Writing
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
3- 66 60 61 69 64 57 70 57
4 57 53 66 53 72 45 54 51 49 83.0 76.0 87.0 76.0 66.0
5 51 53 58 58 46 32 40 36 54
6 52 53 55 57 28 50 46 47
7 30 38 51 44 36 38 39 46
8 45 38 34 29 36 51 48 43 44 50 93.0 86.0 86.0 72.0 78.0
9 18 29 14 17 43 43 33 41
10 31 19 23 16 16 38 41 50 48 37 85.0 92.0 75.0 85.0 73.0
+*ndicatesale ta are not available at th s time.
The table provides the district mean Scale Scores in reading and
mathematics and the combined mean writing scores for FCAT. The
Scale Score is a score used to report test results on the entire test.
Scale Scores on the FCAT Sunshine State Standards tests are 100
through 500 for each grade level and content area. A computer pro-
gram is used to analyze student responses and to compute the Scale
Score.

Health from Page 1

who signed a contract with the County which it does not seem to be
willing to meet.
Mr. Lake, associates and staff members, seem to feel that the hospi-
tal is not receiving fair play and proper financial assistance from the
County. It seems quite obvious by past statements made, that, it is
the feeling on the part of the hospital group, that they are being taken
advantage. Improvements to the County Hospital have been made at
DaSee's expense; services and staff have been improved; the overall
reputation of the hospital has been advanced; indigent care burdens
have been heaped upon their emergency room staff, etc.
"I think that we have given DaSee one hundred and ten percent,"
offered Mr. Mosconis. He was then backed up in that opinion by Com-
missioner Putnal and Ms. Sanders.
"My understanding," Dr. Marsh offered seeking clarification, "is that
they currently have to pay the property taxes and they have to pay for
improvements. It doesn't make sense that they would have to pay for
improvements on leased property?"
'The reason for that is because they were a for-profit company," ex-
plained Commissioner Sanders.
A request was then made by the Board to ask Mr. Lake to appear
before the Coffimission to discuss these matters in greater depth.
"...Hard copy that (request)," instructed Ms. Sanders to the staff sec-
retary. "Send a copy to Mike Lake and a copy to the Council. "
"I see that (conflict with the hospital) as a major barrier. We need to
be able to put our oars behind somebody who we trust and believe in.
If that is not there ... ??" Dr. Marsh paused with sympathetic empha-
sis.
The discussion then turned to the Gulf County Health Council.
"St. Joe company," continued Dr. Marsh, "has donated a tract of land
beside Gulf Coast Community College and has approached Sacred
Heart to build a hospital. Sacred Heart has been reluctant to commit
so far, so (Gulf) county has given them a deadline of May 24th ... Dr.
Paul Heart, from the ER, gave a very passionate plea against the "bou-
tique medicine" he has seen Sacred Heart practice in the Niceville
area where he is from, leaving the indigent untreated. He urged
Franklin County to take care of their own because no for-profit com-
pany would."


The BUSINESS CARD DIRECTORY in the Chronic/epages is an
efficient way to promote your business to the public and save money
at the same time. These ads are strictly business cards magnified
to 2 columns by two inches, offered to you at 50% discount for two
insertions. Send your business card or copy to: Franklin Chronicle,
P.O. Box 590, Eastpoint, FL 32328 or fax 850-670-1685. Your
check for $15.00 will guarantee position in the next issue.



Espresso Ice Cream
Pastries Soups
Coffee Salads
e Sandwiches



Carrabelle Junction
88 Tallahassee Street 697-9550
Across from the post Office 05-27-06-10



CERTIFIED
Electrical & Plumbing Supply Co., Inc.


ELECTRICAL
Cutler Hammer
Lithonia Lighting
Kitchler Lighting
Nutone Fans


PLUMBING
Toto Toilets
Delta Faucets
Jacuzzi Whirlpools
Bradford-White Water Heaters


Eastpoint, FL 32328 (850) 670-4817 Fax: (850) 670-1681
Plumbing Electrical Tools Lighting 13/05
05-13/05-27


WHOLE GUMBO
GROUPER &
$3.99/LB. FISH BARN CHOWDER


850-984-3492
18 Jer-Be-Lou Blvd.
Panacea, FL 32346

05-27-06-10



HOME TOWN BP & DELI
113 ST. JAMES AVENUE, JUST OFF
HIGHWAY 98 IN CARRABELLE 697-5111

Friendly atmosphere and j

the best chicken and burgers
in town!

Now serving 7 days a week full breakfast
05-27-06-10



(,f {: [ -iC As seen

FOR STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS, on 0 r. V. L
ANNUITIES and INSURANCE PAYOUTS

(800) 794-7310 f
J.G. Wentworth means CASH NOW
for Strctured Settlements!


Dr. Marsh then informed the committee about Integrated Magnetic
Imaging of Montgomery, AL. This is a private for-profit company who
has been interested in opening a diagnostic center in the old nursing
home building in Eastpoint. "They were hoping to be met with open
arms," said Dr. Marsh. "but she (Suzanne Cristell-company rep.)
was met with some skepticism, mostly by hospital employees who
viewed this company as a duplication of services in regards to their
future plans." Dr. Marsh then thanked Wesley Tice for agreeing to
take over the costs of a needs assessment and analysis on behalf of
the Council.
"Lastly," concluded Dr. Marsh. "I am seeing so much potential with
this power group (Health Council) if we continue to work together
this way. However there is only so much that a group of inexperi-
enced, though zealous, volunteers can accomplish on top of their
full-time jobs. We are in desperate need of some staff assistance. I
urge the Commission to consider this issue as the budget meetings
begin for the new year."
A letter from Dr. Nichols with regards to getting physicians and medi-
cally trained personnel to volunteer to work in a community spon-
sored clinic of some sort to help alleve the indigent care problem was
discussed. Wesley Tice (Health Dept.) explained 'that it was his opin-
ion after communicating with Dr. Nichols that the Doctor wanted to
get a process of volunteering initiated in the area but not participate
himself
Dr. Nichols' letter was forwarded by the Board to the Health Council.
Dr. Marsh expressed the notion that the local health community, in
their individual practices, were already donating substantially to the
indigent. To ask that they donate even more free services seemed to
be asking for services beyond the reasonable, in her opinion.
The letter is published in the Editorial section of this issue.
Commissioner Putnal then suggested that this problem could be on a
way to a solution if the six hundred thousand dollars that was given
to a private group by the state was given to the County Commission
to dispense, instead.
"As long as somebody else, outside of this county, is getting money
that was appropriated for this County it (volunteerism) is not going to
work," offered Mr. Putnal.
It was then pointed out that the local care group who had been awarded
the grant money ($600,000) was not providing any more services
percentage-wise to the indigent than many of the private health ser-
vices in the community. It was also pointed out that this clinic is now
without a physician. 'There is only a PA working there at this point in
time," Dr. Marsh informed the Board.
Alan Pierce then suggested that the County send an official letter to
Allen Boyd and the FQHC (grant giving authority) expressing the
County's discontent with the way this grant money is being dispensed
and how the indigent needs of the community are not being met by
the supposed dispensers of these funds. The motion was then put
forward by Commissioner Lockley and approved unanimously.


Stacy Wlliams, Stylist
TAKING CARE OF MEN AND WOMEN'S HAIR CARE.
ALSO DO MANICURES & PEDICURES.
P.O. Box 977 347 Highway 98 Eastpoint, FL 32328
Phone: (850) 670-1772
05-13/05-27




BEACH BIKE RENTALS, INC.

WE RENT ONLY PREMIUM, QUALITY BIKES
Hourly Daily Weekly Rentals
Body Boards Skim Boards
FREE DELIVERY AVAILABLE

ST. GEORGE ISLAND 850-927-3993
05-27-06-10 ..



Fast Eddie's Detailing
Auto's & Boats




Eddie Fields
Located at Pear/ Car Wash in Eastpoint
850-899-5105 05-13/05-27


THE GR EAT I Orlando
FLORIDA -. TEACH-IN
June 22 -23, 2005
Florida is a beautiful, diverse, and exciting state in which to live, and
we are seeking highly effective teacher rs. PIlese join us for the Grceat
Florida Teachl-Iln, our statewid tea chrr r( ruitrinclt fair. TIhe Teach-In
provides a onvlenient, ,., i I .. opportunity for teachers seeking
employment opportLnlities in Florida to meet with school districts from
across the state.
For information and registration visit www.TcachlnFlorida.com and
click on The Great Florida Teach-in link.


800-363-4851
www.carlhelpingpeople.org
V Volunteers


ofAi
There are no lim


Summertime

Emergencies
Workshop At

GCCC

The Office of Lifelong Learning of
Gulf Coast Community College
will present a Summertime Emer-
gencies workshop on Monday,
June 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30
p.m. in the Student Union East,
Room 244.
The course will teach students the
clinical manifestations and treat-
ment priorities for the most com-
mon medical conditions that oc-
cur during the summer months:
heat cramps, heat exhaustion,
heat stroke, insect bites, snake
bites, marine animal bites and
stings and potential drowning or I
near-drowning incidents.
The cost of the course is $8. Con-
tact hours (CEUs) are available for
some health professionals. For
additional information, call
Sherrie Whitley at 872-3819.


Diabetes

Support

Group

Formed

Eastpoint Medical Center and the
Franklin County Literacy Depart-
ment will be jointly sponsoring a
free diabetic workshop beginning


erica
its to caring."

Monday, May 9th. The workshGpj
will be held every other Monday -
for a period of three months. TheI
next two workshops are scheld-
uled for May 23rd and June 6t+C
Meetings will he held at th:-
Franklin County Literacy Depat-:
ment, Point. Mall, Island Drive,
Eastpoint, at 5:30 p.m.
To register, please contact Jani'e'*
Mathis at the Eastpoint Medicl.
Center (670-8585) or Boni-6c
Segree at the Franklin County Lit"-
eracy Department (670-4481).

Summer Athletic
Camps At GCCC
The Wellness and Athletics Dirvislion
of Gulf Coast Community College will
conduct the following sumInmer athile ii
camps in June and July:
* Girls Individual/Team Basketball
* Girls Basketball Camp
For information call 913-3277
Boys Basketball Camps
For information call 747-3235
Girls Volleyball Individual/
Team Skills
Girls Volleyball Individual
Skills
For information call 7(6 155.
ext. 3362
Boys & Girls Baseball Camp
For information call 872-3897 {.
Girls Softball Camps
For information call 747-3:1202)
Prc-registration is stron.ily [, t.t
mended at the Office of Ad iiiisio'ii
on campus. Sane day registr.iilo \wil.
be conducted at the field or e' .vrr -
the first day of camp. Camilpers' soci;'1:l
security number is requir-cIel r imi,'; -
tration. The cost per c.iinp i s ij s 50.
Camp size is limited to 75 lo h ll
camps.
Levels 1 to 6 Summer Swim Lessons
are also available. T'he (os ic s t ..l 5.11 I
pre-registration is required. IFo.' in '
information call 872-3832.


L&ARKIIA RI u----A %-KKK- ~ --~~--- 1v


- - - - - - - - - - -


i








Page 10 27 May 2005


A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


The Franklin Chronicle


Real Estate from Page 1
In terms of residential lots, the
average sales prices at Alligator
Point show the least variation over
2004, averaging $179,000 for the
first quarter of 2005. The averages
sales prices of Alligator Point lots
in 2004 was $180,544. That was
not the case with lot properties at
Cape San Bias, In the first quar-
ter 2005, the average price was-
$548,576, in considerable con-
trast with the 2004 average of
$361,642. Similar, but smaller
increases in the first quarter
2005, were reflected among lot
sales in Carrabelle, Eastpoint and
Port St. Joe. St. George Island
stands out markedly, with the
first quarter 2005 average of
$674,611, higher than the 2004
average of $600,519.
While lot and residential prices
continue to build, it would appear
that the lowest averages are still
in the Port St. Joe, "Other Gulf'
and "Other" areas. "Other Gulf'


include properties, in Wewa-
hitchca, White City and Howard
Creek areas. "'Other"' includes
properties, outside of Gulf and
Franklin counties but picked up
in the MLS data.
The columns described as "active"
were those pending sales from the
end of the first quarter (31 March
2005) through mid-April. These
are not really comparable to the
quarterly averages but are in-
cluded as an addendum for that
narrow time period.
Richard Bell of Beach Bell Realty
describes the market as
"top-heavy" pointing out that 44%
of the LOT market is priced over
$500,000, and 67% of the HOME
market is priced over $500,000.
In a classic conclusion, "the sup-
ply of lower priced offerings con-
tinues to remain scarce."
Mr. Bell's additional conclusions
include "Applying absorption
rates to current inventory,


"months supply"' remains healthy
respective o the overall market
and geographical areas. However,
price point segmentation suggests
over-supply in the highest price
tiers. The million dollar and over
category has exceeded two years
supply for LOTS and is approach-
ing the same for HOMES. The
$500,000 to $999,999 category
has reached 18 months for both
HOMES and LOTS."
For clarification, the "months
supply" on the market is derived
by taking a historic absorption
rate (how many of a certain
submarket are sold per month)
and applying that rate to what is
currently offered on the market.
Thus, based on the historic ab-
sorption rate this indicates how
many months it will take to ab-
sorb what is on the market. A 12-
month or less supply is OK Over
12 months starts to indicate over-
supply. For example, for homes
over $1,000,000 (based on
1Q2005 absorption rate) it will
take 21 months to sale all of the


homes currently on the market.
That's a long time to sale a home.
A June 2005 issue of Money
Magazine provides an interesting,
yet perhaps provocative, footnote
to these data on residential prices
in Franklin County. The short ar-
ticle on the "Forgotten Coast"' ex-
tols the "lovely beaches and very
cheap real estate" (their empha-
sis). That is "cheap" by Florida
standards, says Money Magazine.
Their example residence was a
two-bedroom beach-view
townhouse on Cape San Blas,
selling for $425,000. The article
concluded with a description of
the "'undiscovered gem" in the
area, Dog Island.
Richard Bell reminds the reader
that submarket and niche analy-
sis are available upon request. He
would appreciate any feedback.
Call 850-899-0282.


JO N S Licensed & Insured
JOHN RG0050763
CONSTRUCTION RC0051706

Quality Craftsmanship For Over 40 Years
Specializing in Custom Homes-Remodeling
Additions-Vinyl Siding-Roofing-Repairs


850-697-2376
Fax: 697-4680


E-mail Johnscons2@aol.com
P.O. Drawer JJ Carrabelle, FL 32322


SFirst Quarter 2005 Analysl
- Sold Market Analysis bytAre


s Residential LOTS


TOTAL 2003

No. of Average
Listings Price


Firt Qtr 2004

No. of Average
Ustings Price


BEACH BELL
REALTY


Second Qtr 2004 Third Qtr 2004


No. of Average
Listings Price


No. of Average
Listlngs Price


Fourth Qtr 2004

No. of Average
Listings Price


Total 2004

No. of Average
Listings Price


First Qtr 2005

No. ofDollarVolum Average
Listings Price


Active as of 4115105

No. of Average
Listings Price


Months Supply
based on:
2004 1Q2005
Absorb. Absorb.


SAlligator Point 9 $157,611 5 $147,856 2 $205,000 5 $216,666 2 $147,500 14 $180,544 6 $1,074,000 $179,000 1,4 $477,714 12 7
Apalachlcola 36 $48,349 30 $88,880 25 $138,368 21 $129,736 13 $249,923 89 $135,944 9 $763,900 $84,878 35 $427,331 5 12
CapeSanBlas 181 $280,314 82 $277,413 90 $318,922 101. $391,899 95 $442,611 368 $361,632 58 $31.817,400 $548,576 231 $781,755 8 12
Carrabelle 145 $104,000 76 $167,937 78 $187,033 38 $126,239 33 $152,025 225 $165,181 85 $18,442,400 $216,969 326 $298,416 17 12
Dog Island 6 $184,917 1 $275,000 4 $392,000 2 $394,000 .1 $435,000 8 $383,250 1 $275,000 $275,000 6 $1,147,500 9 18
East Point 79 $69,481 66 $108,259 54 $86,815 27 $140,248 33 $196.045 180 $122,718 31 $6,994,500 $225,629 101 $263,165 7 10
Mexico Beach 167 $138,969 46 $257,461 67 $298,930 92 $246,804 44 $318,877 249 $275,534 46 $9,210,200 $200.222 146 $402,121 7 10
Other Gulf 67 $216,016 15 $33,357 17 $26,218 22 $27,364 9 $16.056 63 $26,866 41 $1,740,176 $42,443 46 $84,855 9 3
Other 10 $214,168 23 $52,665 0 $0 9 $64,222 0 $0 32 $55,916 6 $463,400 $77,233 23 $136,083 9 12
PortSt.Joe 125 $51,667 51 $50,678 36 $57,760 30 $55,297 6 $74,317 123 $55,031 41 $5,652,700 $137,871 24 $161,875 2 2
St. George Island 152 $442,412 32 $653,124 62 $581.385 44 $553,727 37 $642,730 175 $600,519 36 $24,286,000 $674,611 74 $1.277,207 5 6
............................-

Totals 9ZL $193.554. 42Z. 195.261 435. $257.50L 391 $262.584 2Z3. $351338. 1.526 $258.71 360. $10D071a6Z. 52719.7Z7 1.026. $484.522 8 9

This Information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Based on Information from REALTORS Association of Franklin and Southern Gulf counties MLS. Florida's Forgotten Coast
SThis Information is not to be duplicated or referenced without specific written permission by Beach Bell Realty
For more information contact Richard Bell at 850-899-0282.



ElstQuarter 2005 Analysis Residential HOMES
Sold Market Analysis by-Aea

TOTAL 2003 First Qtr 2004 Second Qtr 2004 Third Qtr 2004 Fourth Qtr 2004 TOTAL 2004 First Qtr 2005
Average Average Average
No.of Averag verae No. of Average No. of Average No. of Average No.of, Average No. of Average Prie No. of Dollar AverageP ge
Price Per Price PerPcP Lsn Vle r
Listings Price ce Listings Price Listings Price Listings Price Listings Price Listings Price Listings Volume Price
Foot Foot' Foot
Alligator Point 6 $263,750 $177 3 $471,667 2 $598,675 2 $296,500 3 $548,667 10 $485,135 $308 4 $2,605,000 $651,250 $528
Apalachicola 52 $147,222 $95 12 $168,875 21 $163,019 30 $181,090 21 $215,269 84 $183,372 $116 24, $4,610,651 $192,110 $148
Cape San Bias 104 $376,632 $243 34 $424,595 49 $518,362 32 $638,843 26 $677,885 141 $552,510 $325 27 $17,494,000 $647,926 $397
Carrabelle 89 -$135,268 $106 30 $229,797 36 $167,795 33 $232,544 27 $219,371 126 $210,568 $160 41 $11,270,862 $274,899 $207
Dog Island 1 $390,000 $325 0 $0 1 $1;100.000 3 $556,667 1 $390,000 5 $632,000 $250 0 $ $0 $0
East Point 6 $182,541 $117 8 $315,550 12 $274,992 5 $316,000 3 $182,633 28 $284,007 $152 7 $2,696,000 $385,143 $202
Mexico Beach 166 $218,120 $151 25 $288;112 71 $322,026 45 $396,373 30 $301,386 171 $333,012 $224 47 $16,763,800 $356,677 $252
Other Gulf 27 $106,691 ,$64 7 $78,986 11 $87,541 21 $140,643 12 $93,950 51 $109,740 $80 10 $691,000 $69,100 $65
Other 15 $140,813 $91 0 $0 0 $0 5 $266,500 0 $0 5 $266,500 $53 7 $1,511,020 $215,860 $137
Port St.Joe 57 $122.244 $81 14 $179,485 23 $177,075 23 $244,812 14 $177,929 74 $198,746 $115 19 $4,283,900 $225,468 $153
St. George Island 112 $920,800 $407 35 $1,156,723 69 $1,029,359 56 $983,920 26 $1,223,045 186 $1,066,719 $474 35 $45,323,050 $1,294,944 $559

Totals 635. S33596i. 616. 1681 S464.52 '2995 $472.496 255. $4715151 163. $460,808 8aL 5468 551. 5204 221. 107L2.49283 1485.291 $25Z


SThis information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Based on information from REALTORS Association of Franklin and Southern Gulf counties MLS. Florida's Forgotten Coas
This information is not to be duplicated or referenced without specific written permission by Beach Bell Realty
For more information contact Richard Bell at 850-899-0282.


Unemployment from Page 1

To state the conflicts briefly: it would appear that the Commission
views the DaSee' group as a for-profit entity with substantial assets
grew nationally at a rate of 1.7 percent. Florida continues to record
positive over-the-year job growth. In April 2005, Florida added 224,700
jobs over the year.
Among the nation's ten most populous states, Florida experienced
both the fastest rate of growth (+3.5 percent) and the greatest gain in
new jobs (+262,100 jobs) between March 2004 and March 2005, the
most recent comparable time period.
Florida's Nonagricultural Employment By Industry (Not
Seasonally Adjusted)
Florida's total nonagricultural employment has grown steadily since
September 2002. In April 2005, there were 7,741,000 jobs, an in-
crease of 2.9 percent (+218,800 jobs) since April, 2004.
Professional and business services continued to lead the super sec-
tors in employment growth over the year, adding 60,000 jobs (+4.6
percent). Trade, transportation, and utilities (+34,600 jobs, +23 per-
cent) and education and health services (+28,700 jobs, +3.1 percent)
posted the next greatest job gains. Leisure and hospitality (+26,800
jobs, +3.1 percent); construction (+25,400 jobs, +5.2 percent); total
government (+23,200 jobs, +2.1 percent); financial activities (+ 12,200
jobs, +2.4 percent); other services (+7,600 jobs, +2.4 percent); and
information (+1,400 jobs, +0.8 percent) also gained jobs. Natural re-
sources and mining (-500jobs, -6.9 percent) and manufacturing (-600
jobs, -0.2 percent) lost employment over the year.
Job gains in professional and business services were mostly in ad-
ministrative and support services (+42,400 jobs, +5.2 percent), with
most of the growth in employment services (+30,000- jobs, +6.1 per-
cent).
The trade, transportation, and utilities sector continued to show
over-the-year growth. Most of the job gains in this sector were in
retail trade, which gained 22,800 jobs (+2.4 percent). The strongest
growth in retail trade was in building material and garden supply
stores (+4,800 jobs, +6.3 percent). Clothing and accessory stores
(+4,600 jobs, +5.1 percent); food and beverage stores (+4,500 jobs,
+23 percent); and motor vehicle and parts dealers (+3,700 jobs, +3.0
percent) also posted healthy employment gains.
Almost two-thirds of the jpb gains in education and health services
since April 2004 were in health care and social assistance (+18,800
jobs, +2.4 percent). Health care job gains were concentrated in am-
bulatory health care services (+ 11,800 jobs, +3.7 percent) and hospi-
tals (+5,500 jobs, +2.3 percent), reflecting an aging population and
an emphasis on preventative care. Educational services at private
institutions grew by 9,900 jobs (+8.5 percent) as employment increased
at colleges and universities and elementary and secondary schools
by 2,800 jobs and 1,900 jobs, respectively.
Employment in the leisure and hospitality industry continued to ex-
hibit solid over-the-year job growth (+26,800 jobs, +3.1 percent).
Employment in this industry has been increasing since June 2002.
Accommodation and food services (+24,800 jobs, +3.5 percent) ac-
counted for most of the lob gains (92.5 percent). The accommodation


and food services industry-has posted steady job gains since April
2002.
The construction industry added 25,400 jobs (+5.2 percent). Spe-
cialty trade contractors (+14,300 jobs, +4.5 percent) and construc-
tion of buildings (+11,900 jobs, +11.5 percent) accounted for the job
gains in April. Construction has shown strong over-the-year growth
since mid-2003 as low mortgage rates, investment, and population
increases continued to fuel much of this expansion.
Gains in the government sector were mostly in local government
(+19,600 jobs, +2.6 percent). Federal government added 3,400 jobs
(+2.7 percent) over the year, while employment in state government
was nearly unchanged over the year (+200 jobs, +0. 1 percent).

Local Area Unemployment Statistics (Not Seasonally
Adjusted)
In April 2005, Walton County had the state's lowest unemployment
rate at 2.8 percent. Alachua, Collier, Monroe, and Wakulla counties
were tied for the state's second lowest unemployment rate (2.9 per-
cent). Liberty and Okaloosa counties followed at 3.1 percent each.
The counties having the largest over-the-year declines in unemploy-
ment rates were Liberty and Miami-Dade counties (-1.0 percentage
point each), followed by Calhoun and Dixie counties (-0.9 percentage
point each).. Of Florida's 67 counties, 6 (91 percent) had a decline in
their unemployment rates over the year while rates in 6 counties
increased.
In April 2005, only two of Florida's 67 counties had unemployment
rates higher than the national average (4.9 percent). Hendry (6.0 per-
cent) and Madison (5.8 percent) counties had the highest unemploy-
ment rates, followed by Hernando, Indian River, and Okeechobee coun-
ties (4.9 percent each). Hardee and Taylor counties both recorded 4.8
percent unemployment rates.
t


GENERAL CONTRACTORS
RG0055056


Tractor Work
* Aerobic Sewage Treatment Systems
Marine Construction
Septics Coastal Hauling


Foundation Pilings
Commercial Construction
Utility Work-Public &
Private


SRM MARINE
IM S SUPPLY, INc.
81'qT" ELECTRONICS Adult & Children's Boots Anchor Retrieval
o Systems Rope Frozen Bait Team Fish
ICOM RADIOS Line Deep Sea & Flat Rods and Reels *
FURUNO Live Bait and Crab Traps Fishing Tackle *
GARMIN Fiberglass & Paint Supplies Trailer Parts







UPHOLSTERY UNLIMITED

All Marine Upholstery & Tops:

20% OFF

Auto & Furniture repaired as well

850-926-2746


2x2 Rates
Statewide $1200
Regional or National
Placement also available
Regions: North. South, Central
Total Circulation: 2.2 Million


2x4 Rates
Statewide $2400
Regional Placement
also available
Regions: North, South, Central
Total Circulation: 2.2 Million


I Peneope's Pet Stop


PROFESSIONAL
PET GROOMING
AND PET SITTING

Fit L f j I


FURMINATOR
SHED-LESS
TREATMENT


'4
l6.A 7~tc~


45 MarketStreet ApalacklIcola, -FL3232
ACROSS FROM THE GIBSON INN
850-323-0036 850-653-2257 penelopepetstop@aol.com




i-s ILree S service, LLC
LICENSED & INSURED $300,000





58 FT. Bucket Truck & Chipper Tree & Limb Removal, Etc.
Call John @ 850-670-8432 or 335-0580



*~d~l#7 *rrj ,* p pl-


The Italian Restaurant of Downtown Carrabelle
N ow Open Tuesday thru Saturicay
S22 Appetizers & Pizzas
Sle/e 16 Varieties of Pasta


p tvare parties!
Catering Pizza Chicken Seafood
; available Steaks & Rack of Lamb

697-4084 (phone) 697-4092 (fax)



Sl Cook ".3
insurance
AGENCY Y
A Gulf State Community Bank Company
www.cookinsuranceagency.com
(800) 822-7530
73 Avenue E 205 NW Avenue A
Apalachicola, FL Carrabelle, FL
(850) 653-9310 (850) 697-3473
SERVING THE COAST SINCE 1913







8 850-i26-618r
i///// ,Y PERFORMANCE SPRAY-ON BED LINERS
FULL LINE OF
WREC* HECKTM AUTO ACCESSORIES
3140 COASTAL HWY.
WWW.MIKESPAINTANDBODY.COM CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327
II --


Want to purchase minerals

and other oil/gas interests.
Send details to :

P.O. Box 13557

Denver, Colorado 80201


I


I


0


IF-


ri on nn --------




University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs