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Volume 14, Number 25 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER December 9 22, 2005



West End Of Apalachicola Bay Opened

For Shellfish Harvesting
SHELLFISH HARVESTING AREA CLASSIFICATION MAP #16A (Effective: August 9, 2000)
Apalachicola Bay System (#16) Shellfish Harvesting Area in Franklin County
Winter: January June, October December


By Richard E. Noble
If not a very merry Christmas, it
may be, at least, a merry Christ-
mas for the county's oystering
community. They have finally
been allowed to go back to \work
The west end of the Bay ha- -'b-r
opened while the east end rr-nl1,.iii
closed.
"A lot has happened since I was
last here and generally it has all
been positive." Mr. Heil gave his
readings for the west end of the
Bay which is now open to harvest-
ing. He then proceeded to the east
end and the Cat Point area. Cat
Point, as most area residents
know, is the main oyster harvest-
ing area in Apalachicola Bay. It is
critical to the production and the
output of oysters in this bay. "Red
Tide samples and (oyster) meat


Santa Arrives By Shrimper

Once again, Santa Claus repeats his traditional arrival in
Apalachicola aboard a shrimp boat on Friday, November
25th. The merry gentleman, having shed a few pounds this
year, is portrayed by Alex Moody, and accompanied by Mrs.
Claus, his loyal helper, Laura Moody, both pictured in the
top frame of these pictures. Santa was again greeted by
hundreds of children, many accompanied by their parents,
awaiting the arrival at the Water Street pier. Santa then
proceeded to his elevated stand, taking each visitor in his
lap to hear of their Christmas wishes. The event marked a
special day for area merchants who kept their doors opened
into the evening for the visitors.


Franklin Unemployment

Rate Moves Down to 3.7%

Florida Statewide at 3.4% Down From 4.8% A Year Ago


The rate of Unemployment in
Franklin County appears to trend
downward to 3.7%, below the na-
tional average of 5.5%, seasonally
adjusted. These statistics are for
October 2005, released by the
Florida Agency for Workforce In-
novation. The preliminary data
show that 200 persons in Franklin
County were unemployed, with a
labor force of 5,428 persons for
October 2005. in the preliminary
estimates. In September 2005,
209 persons were unemployed,
according to the Workforce Inno-
vation agency. In October 2004,
the unemployed numbered 207,
or 4.0% in a workforce of 5,182
persons. Wakulla County's unem-
ployment rate is 2.5%, leading all
the other 66 Florida counties.
However, Unemployment rates in
all of Florida's counties decreased
over the year.
Susan Pareigis, Director, Florida
Agency for Workforce Innovation,
released Florida's preliminary la-
bor market statistics for October
2005 and revised data for Septem-
ber 2005. Based on the latest na-
tionwide data, Florida had the
fastest job growth rate of the ten
most populous states and the
highest number of new jobs of all
states in the nation, while the
unemployment rate remained be-
low the national average. Florida's
unemployment rate was a record
low, based on comparable data
since 1976.


Florida's Unemployment
(Seasonally Adjusted)
Florida's October 2005 unemploy-
ment rate was 3.4 percent, rela-
tively unchanged from the rate of
3.5 percent in September 2005
and down 1.4 percentage point
from 4.8 percent a year ago. Out
of a civilian labor force of
8,758,000. there were 8,461.000
employed and 298,000 unem-
ployed Floridians. The number
unemployed has not been this low
since May 2000, when there were
also 298,000 unemployed resi-
dents. Florida's October 2005 rate
was 1.6 percentage points lower
than the national rate of 5.0 per-
cent. Florida's unemployment rate
has remained at least one percent-
age point below the national av-
erage since mid-2003.
Florida's Nonagricultural
Employment By Industry
(Seasonally Adjusted)
In October 2005, Florida's nona-
gricultural employment expanded
by 3.3 percent over the year in
comparison, nonagricultural em-
ployment grew nationally at a rate
of 1.4 percent. In October 2005,
Florida added 253,200 jobs over
the year.
During September 2005, Florida
experienced the fastest over-the-
Continued on Page 8


samples are being collected today
(Dec. 6) from the east portion of
the Bay. We should have the wa-
ter results hack tomorrow (Dec 7)
and the meat results by the day
after (tomorrow Dec-8). So if we
have water samples from Cat
Point and Channel Marker 34 of
less than 5000 cells per liter and
if the meat sample we take today
at Cat Point is less than twenty
mouse units, we will be able to
open area 1642. I'm not consid-
ering that likely ... but it is pos-
sible. If all the water samples from
Channel Marker 34, Platform, and
East Hole are less than 5000 and
the sample we take at Platform is
less that 20 mouse units, we will
open 1611 east. Again, I don't
think that it is likely, but if it does
we will." Platform is traditionally
negligible to the oyster harvester:
Cat Point and East Hole are pri-


mary. "So what we have now to-
day is the entire eastern areas of
the Bay, closed; the entire west
side of the Bay, open.
"On Nov. 21 we conducted the
split sampling that you requested.
We used the Food and Drug Ad-
ministration laboratory inDolphin
island and we used the Fish and
Wildlife laboratory in. St. Peters-
burg. The FDA result for the
Pickalene area confirm Fish and
Wildlife sample results of less than
20 mouse units. The FDA results
for the Green Point plant site, Plat-
form, and Cat Point confirm that
the Fish and Wildlife results were
greater than 20 mouse units. I
think that it was a very good com-
parable test even though, in a way,
you are comparing apples to or-
anges-because they are not mea-
suring exactly the same things.


Franklin County Awarded

$366,000 To Enhance

Habitat

Northwest Water Management District (NFWMD) Awards
Over $7 Million in Florida Forever Grants


The natural resources of many
Panhandle waterbodies are ex-
pected to benefit from capital im-
provement projects recently ap-
proved for funding by the North-
west Florida Water Management
District. The District Governing
Board this week awarded
$7,277,698 in Florida Forever
Capital Improvement grants for 14
projects in its 16-county region.
Franklin County was awarded
$366,000. and will work with the
District to protect and enhance
estuarine habitat and water qual-
ity along Sawyer Lane, which runs
along an eroding shoreline of
Apalachicola Bay.
Calhoun County received a grant
of $451,198 to stabilize an erod-
ing unpaved rQad that is currently
discharging into the Chipola
River. Washington County was
awarded $440,500 to stabilize
unpaved roads in the Econfina
Creek basin, a critical water re-
charge area for the creek and Deer
Point Lake Reservoir.
"This is the third year of a pro-
gram in which we have awarded
local governments several million
dollars for capital improvements."
said Douglas E. Barr, the District's
Executive Director. "All of the se-
lected projects demonstrated wa-
ter resource value and met the
goal of the grant program to sup-
port management efforts that
mainly improve water resource


quality. They employed
stormwater improvements, re-
stored natural systems, demon-
strated environmental best man-
agement practices, or improved
water supply in priority areas.
Most proposals also addressed
existing problems."
Bay County was awarded
$500,000 to stabilize 5.6 miles of
unpaved roads. The project is ex-
pected to reduce contaminated
sediment from stormwater runoff
into Deer Point Lake Reservoir,
which is .the drinking water sup-
ply for most of Bay County. Also
in Bay County, the Panama City
Port Authority was awarded
$100,000 for stormwater treat-
ment in a 3.2-acre urbanized ba-
sin discharging into St. Andrew
Bay.
The City of Tallahassee received
$500,000 to implement storm-
water improvements in the 90-
acre Franklin Boulevard basin
that are expected to improve wa-
ter quality and flood protection.
Applicants will be expected to
implement projects within 24
months of grant agreement execu-
tion. The District's mission to im-
prove water quality is advanced by
programs such as this one, which
encourage local governments to
cooperate and share water man-
agement costs.


Back on November 14 we collected
an oyster sample from the east
coast of Florida where we have no
neurotoxin shellfish poisoning
whatsoever. This was as per your
request for a true control sam-
pling. That sample was run at the
Fish and Wildlife lab and less than
20 mouse units w.,e-repprted,:as
we would expect. This was a good
true negative control." Mr. Heil
explained that since the bay has
been opened the relaying has been
discontinued. "We have also sent
the letter to the North Florida
Water Management District. Ob-
viously river levels are rising now.
I don't think that this was a di-
rect result of our request, but the
fresh water can not hurt us, More
data will be coming in this week.
If we don't get the Bay opened, we
will continue to sample until we
do."
Continued on Page 2


Franklin County Moves

Forward With Big Bend

Scenic Byway Plans


By Dixie Partington
A major step toward designation
of the Big Bend Scenic Byway was
taken recently with the submis-
sion of a draft Eligibility Applica-
tiop for the Franklin County cor-
ridor. A graphically striking, full-
color document, this application
built on many earlier actions such
as unanimous resolutions of sup-
port by the City Councils of
Carrabelle and Apalachicola; en-
dorsements from many civic, en-
vironmental, and business
groups, individual citizens, and
the Franklin Board of County
Commissioners; and approval of
Franklin's Letter of Intent by the
FDOT.
A tour of Franklin County's beau-
tiful natural attractions was sub-
sequently conducted for Florida's
Scenic Highway Advisory Commit-
tee (SHAC), whose members
strongly encouraged the county's
candidacy. Community teams
formed by Franklin's Corridor
Advocacy Group (CAG) then
worked for well over a year to iden-
tify and document the area's "in-
trinsic resources" and gather
other technical information re-
quired for the application.
After any revisions requested by
FDOT are completed, Franklin
County's final Eligibility Applica-
tion will be presented to the SHAC
for review. The SHAC is chaired
by the Florida Department of
Transportation as administrator
of the state's Scenic Highway Pro-
gram. SHAC members include
representatives from the Florida
Department of Community Af-


fairs, Florida Department of State
(Division of Historical Resources),
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection (Division of
Parks and Recreation), Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission, Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices (Division of Forestry), VISIT
FLORIDA, and the Federal High'
way Administration.
If designated according to current
plans, the Big Bend Scenic Byway
will comprise a corridor of ap-
proximately 220 miles running
through coastal and forested por-
tions of Franklin, Wakulla. and
Leon Counties. Owing to the ex-
tended length of the proposed
Byway and the great wealth of
scenic, recreational, natural, cul-
tural, historical, and archaeologi-
cal resources along its route,
FDOT initially approved the
preparation and submission of
separate Eligibility Applications
for each of the three counties in-
volved.
In a meeting held on September
20 of this year, at which time the
SHAG reviewed and unanimously
approved Wakulla County's Eligi-
bility Application, it was noted
that Franklin's application was
expected to be ready for review
during the first quarter of 2006.
Coordination between Franklin
and Wakulla Counties on the Big
Bend Scenic Byway initiative has
been close and positive from the
start, since the counties have
many resources and historic

Continued on Page 2


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A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


The Franklin Chronicle_


Franklin

Briefs

December 6, 2005

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

Director of Administration
Alan Pierce was attending the liti-
gation involving a challenge to the
Franklin County Comprehensive
Plan and was not present at this
county commission meeting.
Rachel read his report to the Com-
missioners.
At 9:30, the Board is to open Re-
quests for Proposals for architec-
tural services associated with
renovations to the courthouse as
funded through the Office of Court
Administration and approved by
the Chief Judge. The requests are
actually submission of qualifica-
tions to do the work. The Board
should be told which firms have
submitted qualifications.' Nor-
mally. the Board then sets up a
committee to review the qualifica-.
tions. rank them, and then the
committee reports back to the
Board with a recommendation. If
there are only a few submissions
the Board may want to act as the
committee itself, and interview
everyone, or the Board may want
to form a committee anyway. The
committee should be Mark
Curenton: a representative from
the Clerk's Office: and a third per-
son, such as a representative from
Preble-Rish. Over the next two
weeks,the committee would meet.
and review and rank the archi-
tects and then recommend one for
the Board to negotiate with. The
Board approved the recommenda-
tion.
At 10:30. the Board is to open bids
for the Bluff Road Boat Ramp. If
any bids have been received, the
Board should open them, read
them, and then turn the bids over
to Preble-Rish for review and rec-
ommendation. If no bids were re-
ceived. the Board needs to direct
Preble-Rish to determine why no
bids were received and make
changes, either in the way it was
advertised or the requirements for
the job.'so that' dome company w\ill.v,
bid oin hejopb. The Board .Ccided
to re-adv-ertise '.,. ,', .
Inform the Board that DOT has
sent the Board a letter and a dia-
gram describing the type of stabi-
lization Dot is going to use along
US 98 between Eastpoint and
Carrabelle. This is part of the $50
million repair job from the dam-
age caused all the hurricanes.
Inform Board that Mr. Mosteller
has been successful in getting the
airport license renewed for two
more years. A letter from DOT has
been received so informing the
Board.
Inform the Board that the Alliga-
tor Point Water Resources District
has made a request to open cut
County Road 370 in two locations.
and to cut Carousel Terrace at
three locations in order to make
improvements to the water sys-
tem. The District will repair the
open cuts to appropriate road
standards., A diagram of how the
cuts will be done and repaired is
included with the letter. The cuts
are in areas with old asphalt. The
District is requesting permission
for the open cuts in 'order to save.
an estimated 15,000 in costs. As
the Board- is aware, the District
sustained numerous unantici-
pated expenses this year because
of hurricane damage, and it re-
quests permission to open cut in
order to save money. The Board
approved the cuts.
The Board was informed that the
county has received a draft agree-
ment between Northwest Florida
Water Management District and
the county for stormwater im-
provements. This is another step
in a long standing project the Dis-
trict has been working on. Essen-
tially, several years ago the Board
supported the District's grant ap-


plication for $369,000 worth of
federal funds to improve
stormwater facilities in Eastpoint.
The District will pay for the instal-
lation of the improvements, and
the county will agree to accept
them. The facilities include one
wet detention area to be built in
the Indian Creek basin, and eight
in-ground treatment units along
Avenu e A. The draft agreement
will be turned over to the County
Attorney for his review and com-
ment.
Ms. Marcia Johnson. Clerk of the
Court, has written a memo in-
forming the Board that the Clerk's
Office does not have a current
proof of General Liability and
Property Insurance for the hospi-
tal. The previous policy expired on
Sept. 3-0, 2005. Numerous at-
tempts have been made to obtain
proof of a new policy from Mr.
Lake. but he has not responded.
Michael Shuler is aware of this.

Health Issues
Gail Dodds, a member of the
Health Council, presented addi-
tional information concerning the
Emergency Unit at Weems Hospi-
tal. indicating that the contract for
ER services involving three phy-
sicians might go into default due
to the financing. Commissioner
Lockley moved to have the county
staff, attorney and health council
review a proposal for a '1/ cent
sales tax to be placed on a public
referendum ballot in the future.
Their report would be presented
at the January 2006 meeting.

Bruce Hall
Bruce Hall announced'that "Sea
iTurtles At.Risk" (STAR) has been
awarded a 10,000 grant from the
United States Fish and Wildlife
Service (USFWS). STAR is dedi-
cated to protecting and restoring
the nesting habitat of threatened
and endangered marine turtles on
developed beaches while being
sensitive to the needs of the hu-
mans that share, the nesting habi-
tat. Their main area of interest is
St George Island but lighting con-
sultation will be considered in
other areas by request.
This grant award is intended spe-
cifically for assisting property
owners on St. George with retro-
fitting their beach view properties
to be more sea turtle friendly.
STAR is offering lighting, evalua-
tion and turtle "friendly" recom-
mendations at no charge to bet-
ter assist property owners assess
their need for lighting improve-
ments. Those interested should
contact Bruce Hall at 850-653-
3820. More information on sea
turtles and lighting can be found
at www.seaturtlesatrisk.org.

Court House Repairs and
r,* Renovation *;, *,, .i\ i;i-
'The Corinissioners established' a
committee to review Lhe Ti6ds re-
ceived to repair and refurbish the
County Courthouse with a report
due at the next meeting.

Sheriff-Mike Mock
By Richard E. Noble
Sheriff Mike Mock appeared be-
fore the Board with a request for
a transfer of allotted funds. The
request was for approximately
$200,000.
"Since my budget was approved
... I have done some research and
if we can get this approved we will
really improve the Sheriffs Office.
It will be above and beyond what
you could imagine. What I am
looking at is the 800 system. It is
State-wide. It would not go down
if you had a hurricane unless
the State went down. The whole
State would have to be down in
order for us to be down, As it is
now, in my experience of over
twenty years, it always goes down.
This (system) would save money
in the future with maintenance,
lightening etc. This (system) would
actually piggyback on the State.


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it would De their towers; we would
not need any towers. It is called
"Open Skies" and it will be up and
running in January of the new
year. We would actually be the fist
county to be on the "Open Skies".
But it would take the money that
we already appropriated for the
tower. I would have to have most
of that maybe all of it, to get this
program in motion."
"So, you're not asking for an in-'
crease; you are just asking to
move some money?" asked Mr.
Putnal.
"That's right. And I have also
talked to Van (Johnson -Solid
Waste Director) about his radios.
If you will give me the approval, I
would like to include them, as
well, in the radio side of it (new
Systemm. After some research, I
think that it would be best to go
in this direction."
Mr. Mosconis made a motion to
approve Sheriff Mock's request.
Mr. Putnal gave a second. The
motion was approved.

Bruce Drye-Turtles
Bruce Drye is the Marine Turtle
Permit Holder on St. George Is-
land. He appeared before the
Board to give a summary of turtle
events this season that he and his
group of volunteers have re-
corded. "This (report) is for the
area between the State Park and
Bob Sikes Cut 12 miles, There
were 117 loggerhead nests. Their
were 162 false crawls. False
crawls are (a situation) where a
turtle comes out of the water, and,
for one reason or another, goes
back without nesting. But 94 of
the 117 nests were washed away
or negatively impacted by ...
S(storms). Out of the 117 nests, 38
Were evaluated for hatchling suc-
cess; 21 of the 38 nests hatched
i successfully; 4' of those that
hatched were disoriented to house
and business lights. That is to say
that 20 percent of all the possible
hatching nests were negatively
impacted by lights. Turtle eggs,
actually counted, amounted to
3915. The number of hatchlings
that emerged from the nests were
estimated at 1858. Hatchlings dis-
oriented by house lights
i amounted to approx. 380." The
disorientation of hatchlings is cal-
Sculated by evaluating turtle tracks
going towards or away from the
water. Mr. Drye presented this
documentation for the Board's
information and to bring to the
attention of the Commission and
the public, his group's concern
with the negative consequences of
residential and business lighting
on the hatching of turtles on St.
George Island,

SCurt Blair-Tourist
Development Council
Mrn-,Blairfirst explained. why, the
couir qil-.had d decided to, o\.,-ird ,
"' gralnt'sarlier Ihan \\as.de-.incd
Th early grant ia\a'.rd- were due
Sto the economic hardships pre-
Scipitated by the storms and the
consequent drop in tourism. "We
had nine grant applications for the
S 100.000 available. After review
five of the applications were de-
termined to be not in compliance.
The council awarded a total pf
$49,120 from the small grant pro-
ram. The remainder of the
100,000 will roll over into the
first grant cycle of 2006." Mr. Blair
explained that the council was
moving along cautiously. "So far,
we predict that some $600,000
will be generated by the first year
of the collection. We don't have the
result of that yet, but the revenues
are keeping pace with what had
been anticipated. We are optimis-
tic that even in this year (of de-
cline in tourism), we will epd up
with about $600,000."
This year's grants from the Tour-
ist Council were awarded to:
Camp Gordon Johnson,.The Dixie
Theater. Carrabelle Lighthouse
Project, and the Ministerial Alli-
ance.


Shellfish from Page 1


"I've got a question," asked Mr.
Putnal. "People are calling me
about a State barge putting lime
rock down here on the shell pile.
They (people calling) are being told
by: someone, that this stuff is go-
ing to be put in the Bay. It better
not, or the State is going to be in
big trouble with Franklin County.
-That is probably road material but
I want the media to let people
know that that lime rock is not
going into this bay; even if I have
to shoot somebody."
"We are purchasing fossilized
shells from north of Carrabelle
here. We are bringing it in and we
are going to be planting (it in)
Escambia Bay. If it works, we
would like to put it here.
Probably the best thing that I can
do is to get our biologist, Mark
Berrigan, to do a quick report
about what he plans to do with
that."
"I'm going to remind you David.
About fifteen or twenty years ago,
I was oystering on Cat Point and
they put some of that fossilized
.shells from Alabama out on Plat-
form. It almost totally wiped out
East Hole and Cat Point. That
stuff floating around out there
with all of those sand particles and
tiny shells in that water kills the
oysters because it chocks them
,down. We've got a real productive
bay right now; everybody is happy
making money-if we do some-.
thing to hurt that bay right now:
there is going to be some people
angry enough to kill. You be sure
to be careful now. I'm telling you.
this is a real critical situation."
'"We'll get you a report on what the
science says on this stuff."
,"I remember when it killed Cat.
Point," reaffirmed Mr. Putnal.
"On that Red Tide," asked Mr.
Lockley, "Don't they have a study
or something going on to block
'that out?"
"it has been going on for awhile. I
have actually served on a Harm-
ful Algal Bloom or Red Tide task
force that the State of Florida has
had enacted recently in legisla-
tion. It is administered by the Fish-
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission, We have done all that we.
think that we can do to try to miti-
gate, as well as eliminate, Red
.Tide. What happens is that Red
Tide starts offshore-30 to 50
miles or more, It blooms into hun-
dreds of thousands of square
miles of harmful algae. To control
it is near about impossible. The
tourism committee is looking
.highly at the Red Tide from an
economic shtandpoint-from. lost.
,;rvenues from Itourism). R(d T0i41
'i- rie.tli't ( fo tourism). We are |
blc.ssed in this area with not hat-
ing Red Tide year in and year out
,.. We've had closures in North
Carolina, in Georgia, as well as
south Carolina; but those are
rare.
!'Water temperature has a lot to
do with it, doesn't it?" asked Mr.
Putnal.
"It does."
The talk then turned to the mouse
unit method of testing. Mr. Heil
explained that there may be new
methods of testing on the horizon.


Scenic Byway from Page 1


characteristics in common. There-
fore, with FDOT approval, the fi-
nal task of preparing a Designa-
tion Application- which will in-
clude a proposed Corridor Man-
agement Plan-will be undertaken
jointly by the Franklin and
Wakulla CAGs. Meanwhile, work
by members of the Leon County
CAG on their portion of the Sce-
nic Byway corridor is continuing.


The first combined meeting of the
Franklin and Wakulla CAGs on
plans for their joint Designation
Application was scheduled for 10
a.m. through 12 noon on Wednes-
day, November 30, at the
Carrabelle Public Library.
These efforts are expected to lead
eventually to state as well as na-
tional designation of the entire
corridor, including formation of a
single regional Corridor Manage-
ment Entity (CME), which will
serve-in cooperation with all lo-
cal, state, and federal jurisdic-
tions-as the promoter and pro-
tector of the unique resources of
the Big Bend Scenic Byway. Pre-
liminary discussions have already
started among CAG leaders and
representatives of the several
agencies and entities that are ex-
pected to comprise the Big Bend
CME. Details of the next meeting
of this group, anticipated in Janu-
ary 2006, will be announced
shortly.


For further background on the
candidate Big Bend Scenic Byway
or the Florida Scenic Highways
Program in general, contact Ms.
Laura Haddock, Scenic Byways
Coordinator, FOOT District 3,
Chipley, Florida (telephone 850/
638-0250, extension 560; e-mail
laura.haddock@dot.state.fl.us).
Technical assistance for the
Florida Scenic Highway Program
is provided at the state level by
Carter & Burgess, Inc. (Lynne
Marie Whately and Andy Nicol,
consultants), and at the district
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In December 2005

The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve presents:
Guest Lecture Evening Program "Living In Bear Country
Tuesday, December 20, 2005- 7:00 8:30 p.m. (EST)
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* Where do the bears live?
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The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will have
Guided Bird Walks at the Nature Center from 8 to 10 a.m.
(Eastern Time) on December 20 & 27, and .January 10th
Walk our nature trail with expert birder, Alan Knothe. Learn to idei-
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and the Reserve are blessed with rich and diverse bird populations.
Learn about, preserve and enjoy them. All skill levels, from the novice
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The program will be presented by Alan Knothe on December 21 from
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Alan has taught astronomy at the Hayden Observa-
tory, Okaloosa Walton College, the Emerald Coast Science Center,
and various outdoor science centers-around the country.
These Droarams are FREE and open to the public.

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speed enforcement operation that 9; Driving Under the Influence
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2005. Citations: 538 and Aggressive


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9 December 2005 Page 3


EDITORIAL & COMMENTARY


Reply To Letters To The

Editor

Two local citizens wrote their objections to my rendition of the first
S city council meeting of the newly-elected commission. The compli-
ments to the Chronicle are appreciated, and I will try to explain my
thinking.
For years I have reported city council meetings for the Chronicle. Lately,
I have attempted to break away from the old 123, ABC outline style
and come up with something more narrative-like and interesting. Have
I pushed the envelope a little much? If you have no sense of humor,
then yes. (I must add that for vocabulary and a little envelope-push-
ing attempt at humor, one of the writers did a nice job but thereby.
sunk that writer's own ship.)
There was reference to the city election (where I was not just beaten ...
a better word would be annihilated). It might be that my campaign
platform was not accepted, or it might be that the opposition was
more successful in orchestrating its audience. I have my opinion, but
it has no place in this paper.
My personal concern is the progress of Carrabelle; I decided to write
up the meetings because I was there anyway; and playing sore loser
in my writing would not be in Carrabelle's or the newspaper's best
interest. Therefore, since I was disappointed in the length of the meeting
and decisions inexplicably made (or not made), I said so.
Enough about me. At the time of this wilting, I have just received a
letter from Cheryl Sanders at the County Commission. She asks for
support for the Bay Aid 2005 fundraiser this month, and I hope that
the effort is successful to relieve some of the pain the seafood indus-
try is suffering. I also hope that county and city fathers will see where
trends in Florida have gone and will continue to go and will act for the
well-being of future generations.
Skip Frink
P.O. Box 1157
Carrabelle 32322



From The Southeastern

Fisheries Association

With 255 million pounds of basa coming into the United States this
year you really don't have to be a rocket scientist to know there is a
potential for a great deal of product substitution to occur. Unfortu-
nately some restaurants serve basa and call it grouper or red snap-
per. On the other hand, I'm not sure if'all the seafood products that
come from Asia are properly labeled and the restaurants might not
know what they are really buying. I was told by one importer that
whatever label you want on the box it can be done because so little
product is inspected in the first place and nobody seems to be doing
inspections to determine if the species shown on the outside of the
box is the same as the species inside the box.
When a vendor can sell "grouper" for $2.50 per pound frozen, skin-
less and filleted, there is no way any domestic fisherman or dealer
can compete with such a price. And if a restaurant buys "Florida
grouper" for $2.50 or even $6.00 per pound there is no way that prod-.
uct can be a real domestically harvested grouper. Whole grouper at
the dock is worth $3.00 per pound. It yields 43% meat by a good fish
cutter so the dealer has over $7.00 a pound in the fish and it hasn't
even been packed and shipped. You do the math and figure what a
restaurant would have to charge to maintain a profit on their per
plate cost.
Another scam that has hit Florida and as far away as North Carolina,
is restaurants are being sold a fish called "Pbnd-raised Mexican grou-
per." There is no such animal. I know this is happening because our
table was served a piece'.of this'-" jpond-raised Mexican grouper" re-
cently when I was in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, gt a very nice
restaurant. We also had several instances in the Florida Keys'where
restaurants were selling "pond-raised Mexican grouper" which, when
examined by state regulators, turned out to be basa.
The solution to all of this is to force the sellers to sell the seafood
product for what it is and when the restaurants buy it, they could
pass some of their savings on to the customers if they wish. Our
position is that any restaurant that sells a $20.00 grouper entree
and uses basa instead of grouper should automatically lose their li-
cense for 7 days on the first offense with any subsequent violation
calling for a 30 day suspension. I guarantee it would not take but a
little while for sellers to truthfully label their seafood products.
Basa is a very tasty fish when prepared by good cooks. It is mild and
has texture and like many seafood items, picks up the breading taste
quite well and makes for a good sandwich or entree. Why doesn't the
Vietnamese government in cooperation with their US vendors launch
a major marketing campaign touting basa for the product it is and
develop a market for this fish? That is the way it should be done, not
selling basa for grouper.
Bob Jones, Executive Director
Southeastern Fisheries Assn.
1118-B Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32303
850-224-0612
www.southeasternfish.org


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Franklin Resident Accuses

County Commission Of

"Reprehensible ... Vendetta..."

Publisher's Note: Mr. Hitron may have stimulated a public ser-
vice dialogue with his letter to all of the County Commissioners
with his vitriolic attack on county decision-making. The health
issues in Franklin County are too important to be ignored, and
are the subject of many county commission meetings by various
spokespersons. Having received some attention in emergency am-
bulance services last April, performed by the staff at Weems Hos-
pital, I can conclude that the transfer by auto to Tallahassee Me-
morial Hospital was performed competently, despite the bumpy
roads. I have also been receiving medical care through North
Florida Medical, and agree with some aspects of the County
Commission's critical letter about the lack of a fulltime physician.
Mr. Hitron omits some aspects of the North Florida Medical op-
eration in Eastpoint, especially that it is a profit-oriented enter-
prise as well. The Larry Applebee litigation revealed some con-
tract provisions clearly demonstrating the quota provisions to gen-
erate more "business" for their operation, published in the
Chronicle.

Tom W. Hoffer
Publisher

29 November 2005
Commissioner Saunders,
Despite any perceptions that folks not born in Franklin County
shouldn't have their say, this citizen is going to have his. This also
marks the beginning of what is going to be a very loud and very clear.
dissemination of information and opinion about the government and
developmental happenings in Franklin County.
Most of your constituents have understood your personal and even
professional reasons for selling out to St Joe/Arvida. They have not,
forgiven you and they know that, their children, grandchildren and
their children will have to live with the virtual destruction of the very
way of life that Franklin County and its environment has provided for
you and generations before you. You will have to live with those im-.
ages. However, I turn my attention to two on-going vendetta's by you
and the commission that are reprehensible.
Vendetta I:
The opportunity to apply for slate or federal grants by the diverse
medical establishment in Franklin County is open to all those who
qualify. The fact that North Florida Medical applied for and received
funding for its clinic In Eastpoint is commendable, Unfortunately. the
jealousy of one or two doctors in the county, who'through their own
laziness, incompetence or reliance on government support for their
practices have stirred you and the commission to your disgraceful
behavior.
Consider this: Neither you nor any member of-the commission has.
any knowledge, skill, training nor ability in any matters medical. Yet,
you and the commission have the unmitigated gall to feel qualified to
makejudgments on such matters or to decide matters based on bla-
tantly prejudicial and biased Information. This certainly includes
management of the Weems Memorial Hospital and the Emergystat
Ambulance Service let alone grant administration associated with North
Florida Medical. In fact, if it were not for the intimidating stranglehold
that Commissioner Mosconis holds on the employees and all their
"kinfolk" who work at Weems as that voting block that has kept him in
office lo these many years. Weems would have been long gone. Does it
not concern you that many highly skilled, respected physicians among
the very best in their fields no longer come to Weems from surround-
ing medical centers to provide servicess locally; that many of your very-
constit" ents haVe b rly adtiiitted that they-would not bring their,
dogs toWeems and; that mny would drag thermselves dying across
the' ciLrty line to 'av6d using, the Franiklin' County ambulance ser-
vice. Or, to paraphrase you in one case, the county is giving money to
the ambulance service but is not allowed, according to Commissioner
Mosconis, to ask for an accounting of that money.
In short:
AS LONG AS THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMISSION IS INVOLVED
WITH HEALTH CARE IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, THAT HEALTH.CARE
WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY LESS THAN IT COULD AND SHOULD BE
FOR ITS CITIZENS.
If you and the commission were truly interested in the health of the
local citizenry you might as a group be advocating the liberal use of
soap and water, or the use of tooth paste and a toothbrush And, I
defy you to ask any physician in Franklin County, if those two appli-
cations would not work wonders for the health of many of the county
citizenry. Perhaps commission efforts at promoting preventive health
care and PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY as opposed to acting as a sur-
rogate for Drs. Wilbur and Wendy Whiner would better serve the county
citizenry. You and the commission might also suggest that the money
spent by many of the so-called indigent citizens and seafood workers
on alcohol and tobacco would better be spent on some modest form of
health insurance. Whoops there is that RESPONSIBILITY issue again.


And, I am also fed up with you and the commission pandering and
playing upon the indigent citizens and seafood workers of the county



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for your political ends. I have sat in Weems Hospital, waiting end- .
lessly to have an x-ray taken, and in the North Florida Medical Clinic
to see a physician and observed these so-called county indigent. When
an individual pulls up to the clinic in a $40,000 SUV that they drove
from their house on St. George Island, I really don't consider them
indigent. I'm also sick of hearing seafood workers whine about want-
ing to be independent and how their granddaddy raised six children
tonging oysters but still wanting government support. Well bread is
no longer 5 cents a loaf, the state and federal government have essen-
tially ended the seafood industry in America and most of us work
during hunting season. Help those truly in need YES. But, stop
this scamming.
So, Cheryl, you and the commission should stop promoting the self
serving interests of some physicians while persecuting others, stop
using historical stereotypes to promote government self Interest and
stop promoting the philosophy that the government should wipe our
noses to our arses from the cradle to the grave.
Vendetta II:
Ever since the Franklin County Commission voted to tarnish and'then
sell the Pearl of the Panhandle, there has been a concerted effort to
raid/take possession of the water supply under the governance of the
Lanark Water and Sewer District. It was unfortunate but typical that
in all the wrangling over the St. James Bay development that this
Franklin County Commission never once stood for the historical, tra-
ditional and legal rights of the LVWSD.
The on-going efforts by the commission to unilaterally end without
legal precedent or statutory authority to abrogate and disregard FS 153
... and hold elections for new board members to the LVWSD is not
merely reprehensible but demonstrates a clear and unequivocal arro-
gance for and disregard of the clients within the LVWSD. Moreover,
you fail to recognize that the Franklin County Commission do not, in
fact, have any authority other than "Ex-Officio" over the LVWSD. More-
over, you and the commission have failed miserably in not drawing
the North Florida Water Management District into all considerations
of water management in Franklin County. Although when Commis-
sioner Mosconis states that we have plenty of water and these mat-
ters don't need to be addressed until the next generation ... well he
speaks volumes about the true vision of the Franklin County Com-
mission.
As to the matter at hand, consider this: the woman and her cohorts
stirring you and the commission to such vitriol against the LVWSD
has never been to a single LVWSD Board Meeting, all of which are
open to the public and broadly announced locally; she has never
spoken to the LVWSD Board Chairman, Mr. James Lawlor about any i.:
of her concerns; when asked if she had spoken to her local Water
District Board Member, Mr. Millar, who lives only three houses from
her, she had not, nor did she even know who he was. I have often
seen Mr. Lawlor and Mr. Millar working.hand by hand, side by side
with LVWSD staff digging holes, fixing pipes and routinely going
about the district on routine observations. I have not seen this
course of action by any county commissioner! To further criticize and
illegally question/interfere with the taxing authority of the LVWSD is
just another example of how you and the commission are helping
developers rape the land at huge profits and at the expense of citi-
zens obtaining normal service from the LVWSD.

While there are certainly challenges the LVWSD faces with the un-
controlled and unprecedented development in the county, no thanks
to the commission, the service they provide is beyond reproach. By
the way don't you find it curious that despite the so called "morato-
rium" on construction imposed after our recent hurricane events that
building, construction and renovations go on at a furious pace or has
nobody wanted to notice or dare I say "enforce" any county ordinances,
rules, policies, laws, etc. You would never see a county commissioner
out and about in his or her district monitoring such matters!
For years the LVWSD was ignored and thought of as the redheaded
stepchild. Now the greedy deVelopers with full consent of the county
commission are trying to grab the resource. Moreover the placement
of water and'sewer lines on the south side of Highway 98, the south
side of Oak Street, after being cautioned against existing underground
services, are clear demonstrations of the sheer ignorance and lack of
understanding by the county commission and its administrative of-
fices.
I would urge you to demonstrate the leadership incumbent upon your
office to refer these matters to the LVWSD Board and simultaneously
direct those individuals with concerns to deal directly with the LVWSD
official for proper and LEGAL handling. Further, I urge you to with-
draw the "special" and "illegal" election for new LVWSD board mem-
bers and follow the standards as promulgated in FS 153.
Last but by no means least, it is becoming more end more evident
that you and the commission are nothing but surrogates for small
cadres of whiners and big cadres of developers. You personally and
collectively with the Franklin County Commission are destroying ev-
erything that was Franklin County and that never will be again. Your
legacy will long stand as an embarrassment and a tragedy.


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EDITORIAL & COMMENTARY


A Response To Mr. Hitron's

Letter

In response to your letter: Mr. Hitron, does your wife work as an LPN
at Eastpoint Medical Plaza? The true issue may be one of fear. Fear
that your wife will lose her position if Eastpoint closes. Though this
may not be unreasonable for you to have this fear, we have to keep in
mind as to what is good for the whole county, and especially the people
that need the most help ie: the poor people without any insurance or
means to pay for their healthcare.
As a physician in this county, I resent your references to lazy and
incompetent doctors who are jealous of the federally qualified health
care clinic because of the monies granted to them to provide health
care. I treat, and have always treated a fair share of indigent patients
in this county, oftentimes without any reimbursement at all. I am not
opposed to any provider that does the same, whether they geL federal
money for it or not. But, it is not right for a provider to obtain our tax
money to provide care for the indigent- and not live up to their end of
the bargain.
I also take offense to your references that our hard working citizens
are unclean by not washing their hands or brushing their teeth. Just
to inform you, being poor does not mean being unclean. Further-
more, though many people from all socioeconomic classes suffer from
alcoholism and nicotine addiction, these problems are not limited to
the poor; many seafood workers do not drink or smoke.
I applaud Commissioner Saunders and our County Commissioners
obr caring about its poorest citizens by acting on the inability or un-
willingness of The Federally Qualified Healthcare Center also known
as North Florida Medical Center in Eastpoint (formerly Dr. Chorba's
clinic) to provide contracted care (contracted by our Federal govern-
ment and paid by our taxes) to our poorest uninsured patient's. By
accepting our tax monies, North Florida Medical Center agrees to pro-
vide care for the uninsured. By "picking and choosing" their patient's
and limiting access to healthcare, North Florida is not using our mon-
ies as intended. Mr. Hitron- you never disagreed with the spirit or
facts of the letter. You actually seem to agree that Eastpoint does not
see the poor patients as you mention in your statement, "I observed
these so-called county indigent, when an individual pulls up to the
clinic in a $40,000 SUV from St. George Island." I agree these are not
the indigent patients that are supposed to be helped by our federal
taxes.
The bottom line is this: This Eastpoint Clinic is a federally subsided
clinic paid by our taxes. The only reason why they qualify for this
hefty subsidy of $550,000 to $700,000 per year is because they agree
to provide healthcare to the uninsured and needy and are located in a
health shortage area. They are falling well short of their promise. Only
15% of their clinic population is uninsured compared to the national
average of 60% to 70% for other such federally qualified centers across
the nation that are actually doing what they are getting paid to do.
And if they too actually do what they are paid by our taxes to do that
is, have a majority of their patients at the clinic comprised of the
medically needy and uninsured, I would be very happy with their ex-
istence in the county.
Larry Applebee
Physician's Assistant


Ilse Newell Concert Series


The remainder of the concert se-
ries is as follows:
December 11, 2005
Community Christmas
Program
As a change of format this year,
groups and soloists, vocal and
instrumental, from the Bay Area
will present a variety of seasonal
music. The audience will also be
Invited to join in singing Advent
and Christmas Carols.
{ January 22, 2006
SThe Trio Internazionale
'or their fifteenth annual perfor-
nance, Martha Gherardi violin, R.
Bedford Watkins, piano, and
,Luciano Gherardi, contrabass,
will include familiar, popular
Viennese music among their
visuall audience-pleasing selec-
Itions.
S February 12, 2006
:The Twenty-Fourth Street
Klezmer Band
Ilnder the direction of Lisa Dietz
',,


Johnson, the 'Twenty-iourth
Street Klezmer Band from
Gainesville will present a program
of Eastern European dance and
folk music, Yiddish theater mu-
sic, and jazz. This.will be a unique,
exciting experience.
February 26, 2006
The Synergy Brass Quintet
The Synergy Brass Quintet, art-
ists in residence for the Episco-
pal Arch Diocese of Massachu-
setts, will bring a program of mu-
sic from early Renaissance to
modern Jazz and Rock.
March 12, 2006
The Con Brio Trio
The Con Brio Trio from Ft. Rucker,
Alabama, who presented an out-
standing concert in February,
2001, will make a return visit.
Members of the trio are Lenorah
McKee. flute, Ingrid Teclaw, vio-
lin, and Dr. Jean Bynum, piano
and organ.
March 26, 2006
Forgotten Gems
Forgotten Gems: Parlor and Con-
cert Music from the Federalist Era
will be presented by the Dobbs-
Welch Duo, flute and guitar. Dr.
Leo Welch, a frequent performer

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on the Ilse Newell Concert Series,
will be joined by Wendell Dobbs
for this very interesting program.
April 2, 2006
Bay Area Choral Society
Tom Adams will conduct another
i entertaining program of Broadway
favorites and other popular clas-
sics.
April 23, 2006
Concert in the Park
Jim Crozier's Dixie Jammers will
return to bring us another con-
cert of the best of jazz.

Admission Policy
Because we are concerned that no
one be prohibited from attending
for financial reasons, we are main-
taining our modest admissions
donation of $2 for each concert (A
donation of $1 is requested for'
children over 5, and all children
must be accompanied by an


Adultt) Since this admission can-
not fund the series, we are depen-
Sdent on interested patrons to sup-
port the series by making tax-de-
ductible donations. All contribu-
,tors will be listed in the concert
programs and be invited to attend
a reception following the Febru-
ary 26th concert. A gift in the
range of $50 to $99 entitles the
donor to a membership card
which will admit one person to
each concert. A gift of $100 or
more provides a family member-
ship card and $200 or more des-
ignates you as a Sponsor.
The Ilse Newell Fund for the Per-
forming Arts:
President, Apalachicola Historical
Society: Laura Moody; Chairman,
Ils'e Newell Concert Series:
Euigenia Watkins; Secretary:
Shirley Taylor; Treasurer: David
Adlerstein; Committee Members:
Tom Adams; Ruth Young; Bedford
Watkins; Helen Greer; Carolyn
Hope Parker and Ken Mansuy.


A New Path For America

By Congressman Allen Boyd (D-FL)
One of the bedrock principles of our democracy is open and account-
able government. Our forefathers intended for the Constitution and
our laws to uphold the ideals of a free and open government-one
that allows for and promotes the distribution of power and sufficient
public discourse and scrutiny. As citizens, we want to know that our
hard-earned tax dollars are being spent properly and wisely by elected
representatives who are not abusing their power and are held ac-
countable. Unfortunately, many politicians in Washington have taken
advantage of the power the public has bestowed on them by favoring
political maneuvering over policy discussions and preventing proper
public and Congressional oversight. This type of political climate is
unproductive and unhealthy for our country, and it's time for America
to do better.
Our government works best when it is balanced, and the checks and
balances system exists between the three branches of our federal gov-
ernment for this reason. Additionally, bur government works best when
power is equally distributed among! the political parties. When one
party gains too much power there is an inevitable tendency for mis-
use of that power. A balanced and representative political atmosphere
allows the parties to rein each other in and bring their policies and
initiatives to the center of the political spectrum,, where most Ameri-
cans happen to be. The best pieces of legislation have resulted from
this type of effort where constructive political debate and compro-
mises between Republicans and Democrats are possible.
Beyond undermining the constitutional system of checks and bal-
ances, abuse of power is a proven formula for a faulty and weak gov-
ernment as seen by recent scandals and problems within our
government's ranks. Misuse of political power and excess secrecy
surrounding our government are manifesting through the indictment
of a senior Administration official; th indictment of the House Major-
ity Leader, charges of bribery and misconduct among rank and file
members of the House and Senate, a deteriorating fiscal house, spend-
ing policies run amok, and a war we all hoped and expected would be
over by now. Clearly it is time for our country to revisit what we stand
for and then stand up for these democratic ideals.
By embracing practices that obstruct oversight and accountability,
the current Administration and Congress are preventing the public
from properly measuring their performance. Over the last few years,
Congress has become a place that routinely stifles free and open de-
bate on the House floor, drafts legislation behind closed doors, and
passes legislation that we often can't afford
Government needs to choose a new path. Our new path should en-
courage the distribution of power, bipartisan cooperation and account-
ability so our government and its leaders can be held responsible for
the good and the bad.
No doubt our Founding Fathers would be disappointed to see how the
government they created is becoming less representative of the demo-
cratic principles of openness and accountability. Keeping our leaders'
power in check and allowing for appropriate oversight are crucial for
our government to truly represent the will of the people and enact
positive change in the lives of its citizens. As members of a democratic
society we deserve no less. Simply put-America can do better.


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dents who want to experience the American way of life for either a
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By finding good homes for these students with local families, you
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Library Happenings

By Judi Rundel
The Franklin County Public Library's Carrabelle location welcomes
Santa on Saturday, December 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Bring the children to see the winter wonderland and to have a picture
taken with jolly old St. Nick.
Young people from the FROG, WITH-IT! and TIGERS programs will
treat the county to an evening of caroling on Monday, December 12th.
At 5:00 p.m. they will perform at Harbor Breeze Retirement Center in
Carrabelle, at 6:00 pin, they will be in front of the library at the Point
Mall in Eastpoint, and at 7:00, sing in front of the Christmas tree in
Apalachicola. This is a perfect opportunity to get in the holiday spirit
and show support for the young people who have worked so hard on
this program. For information, call Miss Michelle at 697-9216, Miss
Carol-at 653-2784, or Ms. Jhaki at 670-4423.
The Wild BEAR Book Club has cancelled its December meeting, origi-
nally scheduled for Monday, December 12th. The book club will re-
sume in January. For further information, call Judi at 670-8151.
The public is invited to an Open House on Thursday, December 15%
from 4:00 6:00 p.m. at the Carrabelle location of the Library. This is
an information and pre-registration event,to promote the free com-
puter technology classes, sponsored by the Franklin County Public
Library and Project Impact, that will begin on January 5, 2006 at the
library. This is an excellent opportunity to see the new computers
that were purchased for this program and to reserve your place as
seats are limited. For more information about the classes, please con-
tact Deene Cook at 653-5970,
The Friends of the Franklin County Public Library now have a weblog,
known as a blog, to keep the community up-to-date on the latest
news of the library's Eastpoint building project. Anyone can register
and post thoughts and ideas for the new library building by logging on
to http://www.fclibraryfriends.blogspot.com.
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
programs, please call 697-2366, 670-8151, or 653-2784 or view the
Library's website located at www.franklin.lib.fl.us.


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PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE
BOATENREITER, ROBBY: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly
weapon on March 28, 2005. Bond was $1.,500.00. The defendant was present
in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to
December 13, 2005.
ETHERIDGE, CHRISTOPHER V: Charged with burglary of a dwelling, grand
theft (third degree) on June 3. 2004. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was
present in court with Attorney Kathy Garner. Pre-trial conference set for Janu-
ary 10. 2006. Trial set for January 11, 2006.
FLOWERS, LANCE: Charged with burglary of a conveyance on December 22.
2003: charged with burglary of a conveyance on April 2. 2004. Total bond was
$7.500.00. Defendant was represented in court by Attorney Gregory Cummings.
Case Management continued to December 13, 2005.
HARRIS, OMARSHAREK A: Charged with sexual battery by some force and
violence: lewd or lascivious battery; possession of controlled substance with
intent to sell or deliver; driving while license suspended (felony) on January
14. 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court
by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Pre-trial Conference continued to January
10. 2006.
WILLIAMS, NORMAN B. JR: Charged with sexual battery upon a child under
12 on January 11, 2005 and March 29, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated.
The defendant was represented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Pre-
Trial Conference continued to December 13, 2005.

ARRAIGNMENT
BROWN, LESLIE ROBINSON: Charged with obtain or attempt to obtain con-
trolled substance by fraud on October 19, 2005. Bond was $5,000.00. The
defendant was present In court. Case Management continued to January 10.
2006.
CARCILL, STEPHON EUGENE JR: Charged with driving while license sus-
pended (felony): resisting officer without violence; refusal to sign summons on
September 2, 2005. Bond was $2,000.00. The defendant was represented in
court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not guilty. Case
Management continued to January 10, 2006.
CHISHOLM, HOPE CREAMER: Charged with 2 counts of uttering (passing
worthless document) on October 16, 2005. Bond was $2,000.00. The defen-
dant failed to show up for court and a caplas was ordered (warrant for arrest).
Bond was forfeited.
HAYMAN, JAMES: Charged with possession of controlled substance, (cocaine)
on October 25, 2005. Defendant released on own recognizance. The defendant
was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Arraignment con-
tinued to December 13. 2005.
RANKIN, CHERRY LYNN: Charged with grand theft (third degree) on October
7. 2005. Defendant released on own recognizance. The defendant was present
in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way and entered a plea of not guilty.
Case Management continued to December 13, 2005.
RAPACK, MICAH A: Charged with burglary of conveyance while armed; 3
counts grand theft of a firearm; grand theft (third degree) on August 26, 2005.
Charged with burglary of conveyance: grand theft (third degree) on August 26.
2005. Charged with burglary of conveyance; petit theft on August 26. 2005.
Charged with 2 counts burglary of conveyance; 2 counts grand theft (third
degree) on August 26. 2005. Total bond was $20,000.00. The defendant was
present in court with Attorney Gregory Cummings and entered a plea of not
guilty. Case Management continued to January 10. 2006.
SANDERS, CHARLES R: Charged with driving while license suspended (felfohy)
on September 18. 2005. Bond was $1.500.00. The defendant was represented
in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a written plea of not,
guilty dated November 10. 2005. Case Management continued to January 10.
2006.


WALLACE, ALFRED OLIVER: Charged with burglary of conveyance; grand
theft (third degree) on August 19, 2005. Charged with burglary of conveyance
while armed: 3 counts grand theft of a firearm: grand theft (third degree) on
August 19. 2005. Charged with burglary of conveyance; grand theft (third de-
gree) on August 19, 2005. Charged with burglary of conveyance; petit theft on
August 19, 2005. Charged with 2 counts burglary of conveyance; 2 counts
grand theft (third-degree) on August 19, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated.
The defendant was represented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case
Management continued to December 13, 2005.


VIOLATION OF PROBATION ARRAIGNMENT
BROWN, RICHARD CALVIN: Charged-with forgery: uttering (passing worth-
less document) on April 20, 2001. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant
was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea
of denial. Case Management continued to December 13, 2005.
BUZBEE, CHRISTOPHER: Charged with burglary of a structure on Septem-
ber 6, 2001: 4 counts uttering (passing worthless document) on May 6. 1999.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of denial. Case Management con-
tinued to December 13, 2005.
DEAN, CHARLES R: Charged with possession of controlled substance on March
28, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court
by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of denial. Case Manage-
ment continued to December 13, 2005.
DILLION, ROBERT J: Charged with trafficking in controlled substance on
January 30, 2004. Charged with manslaughter by auto culp negligence: two
counts DUI with serious injuries on March 9, 1998. Defendant was incarcer-
ated. The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger
who entered a plea of denial. Case Management continued to December 13,
2005.
GOODIN, CHARLES L: Charged with 2 counts burglary of a conveyance; bur-
glary of a structure; 3 counts grand theft on September 4. 2002. Defendant
was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender
Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of denial. Case Management continued to
December 13, 2005.
PERRY, WALTER G: Charged with 4 counts burglary of a dwelling on Decem-
ber 30, 2004. Charged with burglary of a dwelling on February 7, 2005. Defen-
dant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Public De-
fender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of denial. Case Management contin-
ued to December 13. 2005.
PILOTTI, JAMES EDWARD: Charged with burglary of a conveyance on
March31, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation and was
found in violation of probation. Defendant was sentenced to 30 days in jail
with 21 days credit for time sewed. Probation modified and re-instated.
RAMIREZ, CARLOS: Charged with resisting officer with violence on October
18, 2002. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court
with Attorney John H. Sytsma, admitted being in violation and was found in
violation of probation. Probation revoked. The defendant was adjudicated guilty
and sentenced to 11 months 29 days in jail with 37 days credit for time served:
2 years probation, any unsatisfied conditions re-imposed.
TOLLIVER, TAUREEN S: Charged with sale of controlled substance on June
24, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. admitted being in violation and was found
in violation of probation. The defendant was sentenced to 90 days in jail 'with
62 days credit for time served. Probation re-instated, modified.
WHITE, NATHANIEL JR: Charged with grand theft on January 21; 2005.
Charged with aggravated battery, great bodily harm on May 29, 2005: Defen-
dant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public De-
fender Kevin Steiger. Probation modified to add a leg monitor.
YARRELL. RICCO: Charged with sale of controlled substance on June 21,
2004. Charged with sale of crack cocaine on January 18. 2005. Charged with
felony fleeing or attempting to elude officer: possession of cannabis (more than
20 grams) on May 18, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of
denial. Case Management continued to December 13. 2005.
KITTS, STACY L: Charged with sale of controlled substance on October 13.
2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in code'rt
by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of denial. Violation of
Probation Hearing set for December 13, 2005.
MARTIN, KELVIN A: Charged 2 times with sale/possession controlled sub-
stance with intent to sell within 1.000 feet of a church on December. 13. 2003.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Pub-
j lic Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of denial. Case Management
continued to December 13, 2005.
SNELGROVE, WILLIAM DANIEL: Charged with aggravated battery great bodily
harm on September 26. 2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant
was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea
of denial. Case Management continued to December 13. 2005.

DISPOSITION
EDMONDS, EDWARD: Charged with sexual act with child under sixteen year
of age on October 15, 2004. Bond was $50,000.00. The defendant was present
in court with Attorney John C. Kenny: Defendant was adjudicated guilty and
sentenced to a 72 month Wakulla County program with no credit for jail time
served: 16 years sex offender probation. No contact with victim or children,
Restitution reserved on for 120 days. $823.00 court costs, fines and fees.


CASE MANAGEMENT
AMERSON, ANDREW JACK: Charged with sexual battery involving serious
physical force on July 6, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant
was present in court with Attorney Gregory Cummings. Case Management
continued to December 13. 2005.
BAILEY, CRISTAL DENISE: Charged with aggravated battery great bodily harm
on July 7, 2005. Bond was $1.000.00. The defendant was present in court
with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way and entered a plea of no contest to lesser
felony battery (3 degree). Adjudication withheld. Defendant was sentenced to
2 days in jail with 2 days credit for time sewed; 18 months probation with no
illegal drugs or alcohol: $410.00 court costs: restitution to victim reserved on
for 90 days.
BANKS, JAMKES GADSDEN: Charged with flagrant violation of net law; pos-
session net larger than 2 inch stretch on November 12, 2004. Bond was
$5,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Gregory
Cummings. Case Management continued to December 13, 2005.
BANKS, RICKY: Charged with flagrant violation of net law: possession net
larger than 2 inch stretch on November 10. 2004. Bond was $5,000.00. The
defendant was present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Man-
agement continued to December 13. 2005.
BARWICK, JOHNATHAN K: Charged with 7 counts uttering (passing worth-
less document) on July 22, 2005. Charged with dealing stolen property on
August 19, 2005. Total bond was $19,000.00. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of no contest.
Adjudication withheld. Defendant was sentenced to 2 days in jail with 2 days
credit for time served each charge; 36 months probation each charge (running
concurrent); $820.00 court costs and fees. Restitution reserved on for 120
days.
BOONE, DANIEL RAY: Charged with flagrant violation of het law: possession
of net larger than 2 inch stretch: felony flee or elude officer in boat on October
31. 2004. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Pub-
lic Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to December 13, 2005.
BROWN, BRIAN J: Charged with possession with intent to sell cannabis on
June 9, 2005. Bond was $25,000.00. The defendant was present in court.
Case Management continued to January 10, 2006.
BUFFKIN, ROBERT CHARLES: Charged with possession of controlled sub-
stance; possession of cannabis; possession of paraphernalia on April 24, 2005.
The defendant did not show up for court and a capias (warrant for arrest) was
issued.
CAMPBELL, MARVIN: Charged with sale/possession of controlled substance
with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a church; armed trespass of structure or
conveyance; uttering (passing worthless document); sale of controlled sub-
stance on October 5. 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
represented in court by Attorney Sherrie J. Barnes. Case Management con-
tinued to January 10, 2006.
CARGILL, WILLIAM: Charged with sale of controlled substance within 1,000
feet of a church on October 9, 2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defen-
dant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Man-
agement continued to December 13. 2005.
COLELLA, SHARON: Charged with sale of controlled substance on July 1,
2005. Bond was $25,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of no contest. Adjudication with-
held. The defendant was sentenced to I dav in jail with 1 day credit for time
served: 24 months probation: 720 hours community service: random testing
for illegal drugs and alcohol: substance abuse evaluation and recommended
treatment: $410.00 court costs and fees.
COOPER, ROBERT A: Charged with arson (first degree) on August 9, 2005.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Pub-
lic Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre Trial Conference'set for December 13, 2005.
CREAMER, JAMES D: Charged with grand theft of motor vehicle on July 15.
2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court'with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation and was found in
violation of probation. Probation revoked. The defendant was sentenced to 71
days in jail with 71 days credit for lime served: 24 months probation with any
unfulfilled conditions re-imposed.
CUMMINGS, LARRY: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon
on May 17, 2005. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was present in court
with Attorney Robert Culpepper II. Case Management continued to January
10. 2006.
DANIELS, ANDRE: Charged with possession of controlled substance with in-
tent to sell or deliver on July 27, 2005. Bond was $25,000.00. The defendant
was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management
continued, to January 10, 2006.


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DANIELS, JAMES IVAN JR: Charged with flagrant violation of net law on
February 3, 2005. Defendant on conditional release. The defendant was rep-
resented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management contin-
ued to December 13. 2005.
DAVIS, DON L: Charged with purchase controlled substance cocaine on Au-
gust 25, 2005. Defendant on conditional release. The defendant was present
in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to
January 10. 2006.
DAVIS, JOHN MICHAEL: Charged with flagrant violation of net law; posses-
sion 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. Case
Management continued to December 13. 2005.
EMSWILER, GEORGE I: Charged 7 times with worthless check over 150 dol-
lars. Total bond was $16,054.02. The defendant was represented in court by
Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to December 13.
2005.
ENFINGER, HOWARAD L: Charged with sexual battery by one in familial
authority on June 10, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Defendant incompe-
tent at this time.
FULLER, SAMUEL EUGENE: Charged with premeditated murder (first de-
gree) on November 14, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
represented in court by Attorney Rachel Chestnut. Case Management contin-
ued to February 14. 2006.
GOLDEN, JOHN H: Charged with possession of controlled substance; drug
paraphernalia use or possession on May 5, 2005. Bond was $10,000.00. The
defendant was present in court with Attorney Paul U. Komarek. Case Manage-
ment continued to February 14. 2006.
GRAHAM, GARY F: Charged with tampering with physical evidence on July
3. 2005. Bond was $4,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of no contest. Adjudication with-
held. The defendant was sentenced to 2 days in jail with 2 days credit for time
served; 24 months probation; random test for no illegal drugs or alcohol;
$410.00 court costs.
GRIFFIN, DANIELLE J: Charged with burglary of a dwelling; grand theft on
April 12. 2005. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was present in court with
Attorney John C. Kenny. Case Management continued to December 13, 2005.
HARRIS, HORACE A: Charged with cultivation of cannabis on June 3, 2005.
Charged with possession of controlled substance cocaine on September 10,
2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest to all charges and
was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 15 months in prison
with 68 stipulated days credit for time served (all running concurrent); All
costs reduced to civil judgment.
HARRIS, VICKIE ANN: Charged with cultivation of cannabis on June 7. 2005.
Bond was $ 10,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Sherrie
J. Barnes, entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defen-
dant was sentenced to 15 months probation: substance abuse evaluation and
treatment; $410.00 court costs.
HAYES, JEFFIE: Charged with 2 counts sale/possession controlled substance
with intent to sell within 1,000 of a church on June 24. 2005. 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 of
probation. Probation revoked. The defendant was sentenced to 52 days in jail
with 52 days credit for time served Probation re-instated with conditions of
DUI as part of probation.
HAYES, JEFFIE: Charged with DUI. The defendant entered a plea of no con-
test, was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 28 days in jail with 28 days
credit for time served: 50 hours community service; 10 days vehicle impound:
6 month license suspension; level 1 DUI school: substance abuse evaluation
and treatment. Conditions part of probation.
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 with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no con-
test to lesser charge of possession of controlled substance cocaine and was
adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 30 months probation; ran-
dom urinalysis for illegal drugs or alcohol; $410.00 court costs.
HICKS, MILAN E: Charged with possession of controlled substance on June
30. 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court
by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to December
13. 2005.
JACKS, TERRY LEE: Charged with grand theft (third degree) on December 6,
2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court
by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Managemient continued to January
10, 2006.
JACOBS, DANIEL ROY: Charged with grand theft on May 27, 2005. Bond was
$1.000.00. Defendant in custody in Georgia. Case Management continued to
February 14. 2006.
JENKS, JOSEPH A: Charged with grand theft on January 15, 2005. Bond
was $1.500.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Ethan An-
drew Way. Case Management continued.to December 13. 2005.
JOHNS, ROYCE I.: Charged with possession of cannabis more than 20 grains
on August 8, 2005. Bond was $1,000.00. The defendant was present in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to January
10. 2006.
KILGORE, JIMMY DEAN: Charged with fishing with suspended saltwater
license on September 12, 2004. Defendant released on own recognizance. The
defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Man-
agement continued to December 13, 2005.
KRISS, THOMAS M: Charged with aggravated assault with firearm on July
18, 2005. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was present in court with At-
torney Ethan Andrew Way and entered a plea of no contest to the lesser charge
of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (316 degree). Adjudication with-
held. The defendant was sentenced to 12 months probation; 24 months com-
munity service; 2 years AA; no contact with victims; no firearms at residence.
Costs reduced to civil judgment.
LADNER, KATHERINE DIANE: Charged with possession of controlled sub-
stance without prescription; possession legend drug without prescription on
August 2, 2005. Charged with DUI; possession of cannabis; possession of
drug paraphernalia on May22 2005. Bond was $1,465.00. Attorney nor de
fendant present for court. Case Management continued to December 13. 2005.
LAMBERSON, KYLE C. JR: Charged with sexual battery upon a child under
.12; lewd lascivious act on minor: sexual battery by some force and violence on
December 1, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management contin-
ued to January 10, 2006.
LEE, ROBERT KEVIN: Charged with dealing stolen property on May 27, 2003.
Charged with grand theft of motor vehicle on May 29, 2003; Charged with 19
Counts uttering (passing worthless document) on September 3, 2003; Charged
with uttering a forged instrument on March 20, 2004; Charged with uttering



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on August 21, 2005. Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude officer
on August 21, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Violation of Probation Hear-
ing set for January 10. 2006.
LOWERY, PAULA S: Charged with sale or possession of controlled substance
with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a school on July 9, 2005. Bond was
$25,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin
Steiger and entered a plea of no contest. Adjudication withheld. The defendant
was sentenced to 60 days in jail with I day credit for time served, to begin
January 10, 2006; 24 months probation: $410.00 court costs and fees.
LUCY, JACQUELINE M: Charged with possession of controlled substance;
possession of paraphernalia on July 23, 2005. Bond was $1,500.00. The de-
fendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Man-
agement continued to January 10, 2006.
MARTIN, UVON JAMES: Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude
officer, indecent exposure, resisting officer without violence, driving while li-
cense suspended or revoked, no motorcycle endorsement'on August 17, 2005.
Bond was $2,205.00. The defendant was present in court with Public De-
fender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to January 10, 2006.
MAXWELL, JOSH EDWARD: Charged with fraudulent use of credit card, grand
theft (third degree) on April 7, 2005. Bond was $3,500.00. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management con-
tinued to January 10, 2006.
MAXWELL, SAMUEL EDWARD: Charged with criminal use of personal iden-
tification information on April 7. 2005. Bond was $2,000.00. The defendant
was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management
continued to January 10, 2006.
MCANALLY, DAVID E: Charged 2 times with sale of controlled substance on
August 5. 2005. Bond was $25,000.00. The defendant was present in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to Decem-
ber 13. 2005.
MCDANIEL, LISA ELAINE: Charged with aggravated child abuse by mali-
cious punishment on December 8, 2004. Defendant released on own recogni-
zance. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Case Management continued to January 10, 2006.
MELTON, THOMAS D: Charged with possession of controlled substance on
August 25, 2005. Bond was $10,000.00. The defendant was present in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to Decem-
ber 13. 2005.
MORALES, JOSE L: Charged with possession of controlled substance co-
caine; trespass of structure on June 22, 2005. Bond was $10,250.00. The
defendant was present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Man-
agement continued to January 10. 2006.
MORROW, SHANNON LEE: Charged with sale or possession of controlled
substance with intent to sell within 1,000 of school on July 21, 2005. Defen-
dant on conditional release. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of no contest. Sentencing contin-
ued to January 10. 2006.
MYNCH, SEAN P: Charged with driving while license suspended (felony) on
August 10, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation and was
found in violation of probation. Probation revoked. Defendant entered a plea of
no contest to a charge of battery in another case and adjudicated guilty. The
defendant was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 55 days credit for time served
each charge; probation re-instated with batterers intervention program and
costs a part of probation.
NEALY, STANLEY LEMARK: Charged with driving while license suspended
(felony) on May 19, 2005. Bond was $250.00. The defendant was represented
in court by Attorney Martin L. Black. Case Management continued to Decem-
ber 13, 2005.
PARRAMORE, FLOYD B: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon
on July 18, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest to lesser
charge of felony battery 3td degree and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant
was sentenced to 122 days in jail with 122 days credit for time served: 18
months probation (concurrent); must testify truthfully in another case: no
contact with victim: $762.00 court costs and fees.
PARRAMORE, FLOYD B: Charged with battery on May 1, 2005. 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 166
days in jail with 166 days credit for time served: Court costs a part of proba-
tion.
POOL, FRANDLIN R. H: Charged with sale of controlled substance on June
24, 2005. Bond was $25,000.00. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to December 13,
2005.
POOL, JUSTIN M: Charged with possession of 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. Case Management con-
tinued to January 10, 2006. : ... .t
RHODES, TOBIAS J: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon;
throwing deadly missile; criminal mischief (3rd degree felony) on September
14, 2004; Charged with aggravated battery great bodily harm on, December
28, 2004; Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon on January
13, 2005; Charged with 5 counts armed robbery with firearm; 4 counts aggra-
vated battery with firearm; 1 count grand theft motor vehicle on February 1,
2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court
by Attorney Michael Rayne. Case Management continued to January 10, 2006.
ROBERTS, JAMES LEEHASKELL: Charged with flagrant violation of net law;
possession of net larger than 2 inch stretch on October 24, 2004. The defen-
dant was present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Manage-
ment continued to December 13. 2005.
ROBINSON, BRANDON DEMAR: Charged with 5 counts armed robbery with
firearm; 4 counts aggravated battery with firearm: I count grand theft motor
vehicle on February 12. 2005; Charged with battery by inmate on March 30,
2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court
by Attorney Gregory Cummings. Case Management continued to January 10,
2006.
RUSSELL, CHARLES FORREST: Charged with driving while license suspended
(felony) on July 29, 2005. Bond was $500.00. The defendant did not show up
for court. Capias (warrant for arrest) was issued. Warrant was recalled on
November 16. 2005. Case Management continued to December 13. 2005.
SANDERS, DELANTA LIONEL: Charged with burglary of structure while armed
on August 10, 2000: Charged 3 times with sale/possession controlled sub-
stance with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of store; Charged with felony fleeing
or attempting to elude officer on October 1, 2004. Defendant was incarcer-
ated. Defendant nor Attorney Richard W. Reno present for court. Case Man-
agement continued to December 13, 2005.
SEAMON, TONYA CHARLENE: Charged,with aggravated battery with deadly
weapon March 24, 2005. Bond was $1:5000.00. The defendant did not show.
up for court and a capias (warrant for arrest) was issued. Bond was forfeited.





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SEGREE, CRYSTAL: Charged with sale of a controlled substance MDMA on
May 20, 2005. Bond was $25,000.00. The defendant was present in court with
Attorney Ethan Andrew Way, entered a plea of guilty to selling of a controlled
substance. Adjudication withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 3 days in
jail with 3 days credit for time served; 24 months probation; $410.00 court
costs and fees.
SHIVER, JAMIE L: Charged with possession with intent to sell cannabis on
June 9, 2005. Bond was $25,000.00. The defendant was represented in court
by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Management continued to January 10,
2006.
STROPS, MICHAEL JOHN: Charged with felony DUI; driving while license
permanently revoked on October 2, 2004; Charged with felony DUI; driving
while license permanently revoked; refusal to submit to balance test on Sep-
tember 7, 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 24 months in prison with
69 days credit for time served each case. (running concurrent); costs reduced
to civil judgment.
SUGGS, KENNETH E: Charged 3 times with worthless check over 150 dollars
on September 10, 2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in viola-
tion and was found in violation of probation. Probation revoked and adjudi-
cated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 39 days
credit for time served; 1 year community control; 3 years probation (concur-
rent). Any unfulfilled conditions of probation reinstated. Defendant must make
payments toward restitution.
SUGGS, KRISTOPHER M: Charged with burglary of a dwelling; grand theft of
a firearm on June 15, 2005. Defendant released on own recognizance. The
defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Man-
agement continued to December 13, 2005.
TAUNTON, GARY DEWAYNE: Charged with felony DUI; refusal to submit to
balance test on September 19, 2005. Bond was $2,500.00. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management con-
tinued to January 10, 2006.
THOMAS, ROBERT WALTER: Charged with sexual battery-victim physically
helpless on November 4, 2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant
was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in
violation and was found in violation of probation. Probation revoked. The de-
fendant was sentenced to 48 months in prison with 363 days credit for time
served.
THOMPSON, DONNIE H: Charged with IS counts of uttering (passing worth-
less document). Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented
in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Violation of Probation Hearing set
for January 10, 2006.
TOWNSEND, RUFUS E. JR: Charged two times with sale of controlled sub-
stance on August 30, 2004. Bond was $2,500.00. The defendant was present
in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Management continued to
December 13, 2005.
WALKER, DANIEL WILLIAM: Charged with flagrant violation of net law; pos-
session of 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. Case Management continued to December 13, 2005.
WESTMORELAND, PEARLIE B: Charged with exploitation of elderly; money
laundering; aggravated white collar crime on June 29, 2005. Bond was
$40,000.00. The defendant was represented in court by Attorney Barbara Sand-
ers. Case Management continued to February 14, 2006.
WILLIAMS, MARTALIUS MEMETRIUS: Charged with possession of controlled
substance cocaine; possession of more than twenty grams cannabis: under-
size red drum; possession undersized black drum on August 15, 2005. Bond
was $5,500.00. The defendant nor Attorney Dennis E. Boothe present for court.
Case Management continued to December 13, 2005.
YARELL, LEROY: Charged with sale of controlled substance on July 29, 2003.
Charged with sale of controlled substance on June 21, 2005. Defendant was
incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin
Steiger. Violation of Probation Hearing set for January 10. 2006.

HEARINGS
BUZBEE, CHRISTOPHER: Bond Hearing. The defendant was present in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Bond denied
HOLMES, MICHELLE: Restitution Hearing. The defendant was represented
in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Nearing continued to December 13,
2005.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION HEARING
BYRD, BILLIE JO: Charged with purchase of controlled substance on De-
cember 20, 2002. Defendant was rii-.,ro:r.il:d lI e defendant was present in
poi-irt with Public Defender Kevin Sric ler -irill< being in violation and was
'found in violation of probation. Probation revoked. The defendant was sen-
'enced to 90 days in jail with 69 days credit for time served. Probation termi-
nated. Costs reduced to civil judgment.
COGBURN, JOEY C: The defendant was represented, in court by Public De-
fender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to December 13, 2005.
DALTON, TOBY L: Charged with litter law Florida on January 25, 2005. The.
defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Defendant.
to pay $250.00 fine and probation to terminate.
HARRIS, OMARSHAREK A: The defendant was represented in court by At-
torney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Management continued to January 10. 2006.

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9 December 2005 Page


Carrabelle City Council Meeting December 1, 2005


Comp Plan Struggles


Continue


Does Carrabelle Want A City Or A Park?

By Skip Frink

Picture this: pristine, park-like Carrabelle shoreline with native veg-
etation bordering all riverbank, bay. lake and wetland areas. Few man-
made dwellings on any shore. A beautiful picture.

Citizen after citizen commented at. this meeting that increasing the
setback distance would devalue property, slow Carrabelle's financial
recovery arid put more hardships on the average taxpayer. The com-
mission and city attorney's argument is that much of our waterline is
in the Coastal High Hazard Area, and that forces two things: the set-
back distance (50 ft.) and density of only 2 units per acre. Information
from the 1940's forward was cited, in the attempt to come to some
agreement. Citizens were joined by attorneys, engineers and local
businesspeople, all trying to find an answer but not finding one.

And as the brouhaha boils, a slowdown seeps into future planning:
the Planning and Zoning board report listed only one request, and
that was to erect a sign. In all fairness, the holiday season is typically
light on business and the whole economy along the coast is, typically,
following our long-set cool-weather pattern of slack times. But this is
the time of year for developers to be laying out plans and timelines for
the spring and summer of the following year. At the Commission meet-
ing held one year ago on December 2, 2004, 15 different development
projects were discussed. That was the meeting when Dan Cox re-
signed as attorney, over the same issues we are still reviewing.

The prospect of an 18-month building moratorium ordinance origi-
nally planned for tonight was withdrawn, to be taken up at a later
date.

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Commissioner Sands asked for, and got, money to buy new police
radios at a cost of $1000 each. The county, which runs the 911 ser-
vice, is updating from 400 to 800 MHz, so there was no choice.

In addition to voting unanimously to prohibit open containers of alco-
holic beverages on city property, commissioners approved 4 project
requests that were in the pipeline. This was followed by disapprovals
of final plats for 2 developments, Deep Water Bend on River Road and
Sunset Isle Phase II on Timber Island. The former was cited for con-
struction not fitting established neighborhood standards (density) and
the latter fell a victim of a lengthy Coastal High Hazard Area discus-
sion. That lengthy discussion was preceded by the "plaintiffs attor-
ney swearing-in all testimony at the outset, and was joined by as
many lawyers and developer representatives as citizens.

In January. the subject of managing the airport or contracting the job
will be discussed, with a decision in February.

Interestingly, the MediaCom representative did not appear to answer
questions concerning customer service in our area.

Adjournment

11:00 p.m.




The Twelve Days Of


Christmas


December 2005

Most people believe that on the First Day of Christmas the appropri-
ate gift to give is a PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE. Well, the American
Red Cross believes in building Disaster Resistant Neighborhoods during
the Holiday Season as well during the Hurricane Season.

To help you in purchasing stocking stuffers and Christmas gifts de-
signed to make individuals, families and the homes they live in as,
safe as possible, the American Red Cross has put together the follow-
ing recommendations for gifts for the Twelve Days Of Christmas.

On the First Day of Christmas

On the First Day of Christmas the American Red Cross recommends
that you purchase a SMOKE ALARM. Smoke Alarms should he in-
stalled on every level of a home: outside bedrooms on the ceiling or
high on the wall, at the top of open stairways or at the bottom of
enclosed stairs and near (but not in) the kitchen. It is important to
check your Smoke Alarms every month and replace their batteries
when Day Light Savings Time begins in the spring and ends in the
fall.

On the Second Day of Christmas

On the Second Day of Christmas the American Red Cross recom-
mends that you purchase a CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM. Carbon
Monoxide Alarms should be placed in hallways throughout a home.
They should also be placed in recreational vehicles and on boats.

On the Third Day of Christmas

On the Third Day of Christmas the American Red Cross recommends
that you purchase a FIRE EXTINGUISHER. Install A-B-C type Fire
Extinguishers in the home and teach all household members how to
use them.

On the Fourth Day of Christmas

On the Fourth Day of Christmas the American Red Cross recommends
that you purchase a FIRE ESCAPE LADDER. Homes with more than
one floor should have at least one Fire Escape Ladder stored on all
floors, other than ground level. These ladders should be stored where
they are easily accessible.

On the Fifth Day of Christmas

On the Fifth Day of Christmas the American Red Cross recommends
that you purchase a FAMILY DSASTER SUPPLIES KIT. A family will
gope,best by. preparing for a disaster before it strikes. One way to
prepare is by assembling a Family Disaster Supplies Kit. Once disas-
ter hits, you won't have time shop and search for supplies.

On the. Sixth Day of Christmas

On the Sixth Day of Christmas the American Red Cross recommends
that you assemble a PET DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT. Pets enrich the
lives of individuals and families in more ways than you can count. In
turn they depend on people for their safety and well-being. Having a
Pet Disaster Supplies Kit is one of the best ways to care for pets when
disaster strikes.

On the Seventh Day of Christmas

On the Seventh Day of Christmas the American Red Cross recom-
mends that you purchase a WEATHER RADIO. As the voice of the
National Weather Service, a Weather Radio provides continuous broad-
casts of the latest weather information directly from a National Weather
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ACS GOV'T FINANCIAL SYSTEM FRANKLIN COUNTY'
12/05/2005 16: Check Register GL540R-V06.60 PAGE 1'


BANK VENDOR
BANK GENERAL BANK ACCOUNT
.03995 ABN AMRO MORTGAGE
000100 ACTION FIRE & SAFETY EQU
001670 ALLTEL
002057 AMERICAN ALUMINUM ACCESS
000214 AMERIGAS
002172 APALACHICOLA ACE HARDWARE
.03994 APALACHICOLA STATE BANK
002281 ARAMARK
001000 BAKER AND TAYLOR
.03996 BANK OF AMERICA
000554 BAY MEDIA SERVICES
000318 BCC GENERAL FUND
001854 BIG BEND EQUIPMENT COMPA
000194 BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD 0
002420 BOATWRIGHT/SHAWN
002428 BOUTIN BROWN REALTY
002418 BROWN/ALLISON
000547 C.W. ROBERTS CONTRACTING
001731 CDW GOVERNMENT, INC.
001097 CHAMPION CHEVROLET
.03998 CITY OF APALACHICOLA
000192 CITY OF APALACHICOLA
000869 CITY OF CARRABELLE
000540 CLERKS TRUST ACCOUNT
002431 COMPUMENTOR
.03997 COUNTRYWIDE
000986 CURETON/PAUL T.
000872 DEPT OF MANAGEMENT SERVI
002398 DUGGAR EXCAVATING INC
.03999 EASTPOINT CHURCH OF GOD
.04000 EASTPOINT WATER & SEWER
000202 EASTPOINT WATER & SEWER
001177 EDWIN G. BROWN & ASSOCIA
002005 EMERGYSTAT INC
000883 FAIRBANKS SCALES
001259 FLEET SUPPLY
001921 FLORIDA COMBINED LIFE IN
002284 G&N PAINTING
001830 GANDER AUTO.PARTS
001393 GATEWAY COMPANIES INC
000184 GIBBS/DORIS S.
.04004 GMAC MORTGAGE CORP
002409 GORDON TRACTOR INC
001900 GT COMMUNICATIONS
002285 GULF COAST AGGREGATES LL
.04001 GULF STATE
.04002 GULF STATE
.04003 GULF STATE
000138 GULFSIDE I.G.A. (APALACH
000140 H & B INDUSTRIES, INC.
000635 HARRIS,JR./JAMES A.
002417 HICKS/SABRINA
000273 HUNT INSURANCE GROUP
002151 HUTCHINS/MELANIE
000626 ISLAND DRIVE PROPERTIES
000143 JACKSON AUTO PARTS & ACE
002432 JOHN DEER GOVERNMENT
002329 JOHNSON/MARCIA M.
002153 JONES/IARRISON
.04005 JOSE RIVERA
002433 JOSH MARTINA
001758 KENNY STRANGE ELECTRIC
002392 LANARK VILLAGE WATER &
000429 LEITZ OFFICE PRODUCTS
001503 LIBERTY COMMUNICATIONS
002419 LOCKLEY/BELINDA
000216 MARKS INSURANCE COMPANY
.04006 MARY LONG
002063 MEDIACOM
001157 MIDWEST TAPE EXCHANGE
000149 MILLER MARINE, INC.
000151 MILLER WELDING SUPPLY
002330 MOCK/MIKE
002434 NEFF RENTAL INC
002343 NEXTEL PARTNERS INC
000286 OFFICE OF THE STATE ATTO
002421 PAGE/LISA
002160 PAUL'S PEST CONTROL, INC
002103 POUNCEY/PAULA
000439 PREBLE-RISH, INC.
002194 PROGRESS ENERGY FLORIDA,
001972 QUALITY WATER SUPPLY
001489 QUILL CORPORATION
001841 R GRAY & ASSOCIATES, INC
002374 RAMSEY'S PRINTING PRODUCE
.04008 RBC VENTURA BANK
002394 REDDY ICE-ALBANY
.04007 REGIONS MORTGAGE
002415 RENTAL MAX
000168 RING POWER CORPORATION
.04009 ROYAL AMERICAN MGT
001951 SAM'S CLUB #8120
.04011 SAMMIE SIMMONS AND
'000217 SCOTT/WILLIAM E.
.04010 SHIRLEY RANDOLPH
000729 SHULER/THOMAS M.
002029 SIGN DE-SIGN
002011 SPARKS/CAROLYN
000132 SPIRIT SERVICES COMPANY
001642 ST.JOE RENT-ALL, INC.
001929 STANDARD INSURANCE COMPA
002186 SUWANNEE RIVER SUPPLY, I
001995 TAX COLLECTOR, FRANKLIN
000175 TAYLOR'S BUILDING SUPPLY
001851 TERMINIX
000205 THE APALACHICOLA TIMES
I002297 TITAN' INDUSTRIAL INC
000241 TOMMY'S GLASS & MIRROR C
001812 TRACTOR & EQUIPMENT COMP
002278 URS CORPORATION
.04012 USDA-RD
001036 VIKING OFFICE PRODUCTS
.04013 WADE BARBER
002377 WARD/LAURA
.04014 WASHINGTON3MUTUAL
001725 WASTE MANAGEMENT OF PC
001993 WATER MANAGEMENT SERVICE
001822 WEBB/JOHN
002430 YONCLAS PA/NICHOLAS
GENERAL BANK ACCOUNT
FUND RECAP:
FUND DESCRIPTION

d6i "GENERAL 'FUND' "' '
120 FINE AND FORFEITURE
130 TOURIST DEVELOPMENT FUND
137 FRANKLIN CO PUBLIC LIBRARY
140 ROAD AND BRIDGE
141 LOGT ROAD PAVING
142 MOSQUITO CONTROL
150 NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZTN CDBG
163 ENHANCED 911 FUND
170 AIRPORT FUND
180 AFFORD.HOUSING ASSIST TRUST
TOTAL ALL FUNDS




On the Eighth Day of Christm


CHECKS DATE

33958 12/06/05
33959 12/06/05
33960 12/06/05
33961 12/06/05
33962 12/06/05
33963 12/06/05
33964 12/06/05
33965 12/06/05
33966 12/06/05
33967 12/06/05
33968 12/06/05
33969 12/06/05
33970 12/06/05
33971 12/06/05
33972 12/06/05
33973 12/06/05
33974 12/06/05
33975 12/06/05
33976 12/06/05
33977 12/06/05
33978 12/06/05
33979 12/06/05
33980 12/06/05
33981 12/06/05
33982 12/06/05
33983 12/06/05
33984 12/06/05
33985 12/06/05
33986 12/06/05
33987 12/06/05
33988 12/06/05
33989 12/06/05
33990 12/06/05
33991 12/06/05
33992 12/06/05
33993 12/06/05
33994 12/06/05
33995 12/06/05
33996 12/06/05
33997 12/06/05
33998 12/06/05
33999 12/06/05
34000 12/06/05
34001 12/06/05
34002 12/06/05
34003 12/06/05
34004 12/06/05
34005 12/06/05
34006 12/06/05
34007 12/06/05
34008 12/06/05
34009 12/06/05
34010 12/06/05
34011 12/06/05
34012 12/06/05
34013 12/06/05
34014 12/06/05
34015 12/06/05
34016 12/06/05
34017 12/06/05
34018 12/06/05
34019 12/06/05
34020 12/06/05
34021 12/06/05
34022 12/06/05
34023 12/06/05
34024 12/06/05
34025 12/06/05
34026 12/06/05
34027 12/06/05
34028 12/06/05
34029 12/06 05
34030 12/06/05
34031 12/06/05
34032 12/06/05 *
34033 12/06/05
34034 12/06/05
34035 12/06/05
34036 12/06/05
34037 12/06/05
34038 12/06/05
34039 12/06/05
34040 12/06/05
34041 12/06/05
34042 12/06/05
34043 12/06/05
34044 12/06/05
34045 12/06/05
34046 12/06/05
34047 12/06/05
34048 12/06/05
34049 12/06/05
34050 12/06/05
34051 12/06/05'
34052 12/06/05
34053 12/06/05
34054 12/06/05
34055 12/06/05
34056 12/06/05
34057 12/06/05
34058 12/06/05
34059 12/06/05
34060 12/06/05
34061 12/06/05
34062 12/06/05
34063 12/06/05
34064 12/06/05
34065 12/06/05
34066 12/06/05
34067 12/06/05
34068 12/06/05
34069 12/06/05
34070 12/06/05
34071 12/06/05
34072 12/06/05
34073 12/06/05
34074 12/06/05
34075 12/06/05
34076 12/06/05


AMOUNT


1,211.34
750.00
1,129.21
780.00
502.80
346.01
625.02
573.51
1,343.50
1,072.00
576.09
400.00
1,408.28
79,709.40
413.58
3,500.00
400.00
276,283.15
141.79
235.56
249.93
1,318.88
36.42
80.00
782.00
1,202.30
1,500.00
192.51
103,009.02
800.00
758.10
214.94
3,000.00
15,500.00
656.68
273.87
7,344.19
150.00
1,317.91
1,399.00
18,457.00
1,217.43
848.95
2,859.18
3,452.96
935.57
842.61
625.02
99.55
199.76
41,724.00
420.00
1,652.40
50.00
1,038.03
27.33
16,009.84
27,047.00
9,649.24
850.00
3,250.00
3.765.00
119.34
715.22
1,324.05
400.00
450.00
450.00
20.70
439.82
575.85
3,500.00
404,574.00
5,234.52
54.27
798.52
555.50
60.00
180.00
38,454.84
8,389.31
323.30
342.83
52.00
35.25
1,090.83
136.00
1,500.00
260.65
17,859.20
828.00
30.00
10,000.00
137.76
800.00
6,694.50
300.00
364.76
854.20
206.90
582.00
448.38
45.85
318.46
271.00
480.00
5,690.00
947.22
148.70
3,626.88
807.86
377.04
900.00
300.00
1,255.30
831.03
91.42
5,150.00
600.00
1,177,191.12


,~, I. , .. : . ,;, .;D SBURSEMENTSL

248,855.89
443,779.47
150.00
8,081.47
24,718.44
302,786.99
2,872.65
103,009.02
2 588.03
20,014.92
20,334.24 i
1,177.191.12


On the Eighth Day of Christmas the American Red Cross recommends -
that you purchase a FIRST AID KIT. Because the first five minutes of,
a medical emergency are critical every individual and family should,
have a First Aid Kit in their home and vehicle and on their boat.

On the Ninth Day of Christmas

On the Ninth Day of Christmas the American Red Cross recommends
that you attend FIRST AID AND CPR TRAINING. For more than a
century the American Red Cross has been saving lives with Health
and Safety Services education programs. A unique idea for a Christ-,
mas stocking would be a Gift Certificate for a First Aid and CPR Train-
ing course.

On the Tenth Day of Christmas

On the Tenth Day of Christmas the American Red Cross recommends
that you purchase HOUSE NUMBERS. Each home should have its,
number posted clearly on the front door, over the doorway, or else-
where on the front so emergency responders can easily locate it. Lives'
and property can be saved simply by adequate house numbers where
emergency workers can find them.

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas the American Red Cross recom-
mends that you purchase a FLASHLIGHT. As simple as a Flashlight
is, it can become a very important tool during and after disaster strikes..,
Every Family Disaster Supplies Kit should contain a Flashlight and:*
spare batteries.

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas the American Red Cross recom-.
mends that you create an EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS list. Each,
home should have a list of Emergency Phone Numbers posted near.
the phone or in the front of a phone hook.

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percent).

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Date of this Notice 12/01/05 Invoice No. 12383
Description ofVehicle: Make Chevy Model Color Gray
TagNo H79QIN Year 1982 State FL Vin No. CDC14H3CI170666

To Owner. Douglas J. Topham To Lien Holder
P.O. Box 813
Eastpoint, FL 32328


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Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) FUle No.
Date olthis Notice 11/23/05 Invoice No. 12364
Description of Vehicle: Make Chevy Model Cobalt Color White
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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE OPF'IEN AND OF INTENT TO SELL
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To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
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Date of this Notice 12/01/05 Invoce No 12380
Description ol'Vehicle: Make Mercury Model COllgar (tolor Gray
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To Owner: Charles Michael Crosby lo, Icn llolldr: I SBC Auto Financial Inc.
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(317) Green Empire, The St. Joe Company and the
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million acres, mainly in northwestern Florida, where un-
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of the state's most scenic and ecologically diverse areas.
The company is a powerful force in the real-estate devel-
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permanently and drastically alter the landscape, envi-
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state's last frontier.
Based on hundreds of sources-including company ex-
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outside the company-this factual and objective history
describes the St. Joe Company from the days of its
founders to the workings and dealings of its present-day
heirs. For all readers concerned with land use and growth
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tiny of its largest landowner.
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Florida Panhandle. Readers with an interest in Florida's
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Aftershock

The Seminoles' Struggles to Survive
in the West, 1836 1866
By Jane F. Lancaster
The University of Tennessee Press/Knox- -I
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Although Native Americans have a special
place in the history of the United States,
Indian historiography is far from being
comprehensive. Throughout the centuries
of Indian-white relationships, all branches
of government have devoted attention to the
relevant issues. Legislative hearings and
acts, court cases, treaties, and wars involving Indians have been promi-
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both numerous and obvious. Until very recently, high school and col-
lege history textbooks gave little attention to Native Americans. The
inhabitants of Indian Territory, especially, were generally excluded or
mentioned only briefly in those accounts, whereas cavalrymen and
cowboys were discussed at length. As a result, much of the realities of
the relations between the United States and Native Americans have
remained unknown or misunderstood, and Native American histori-
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history and places the Seminoles in their correct historical position
as a Native American tribe. By examining the Seminoles' adjustments
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it concludes that after thirty years of struggles, caused largely by the
faulted policies of the federal government, these Indians were a
"stricken, divided, and beggared people scattered over hundreds of
Smiles." For this tribe, the federal government's program of placing it
in a western land away from white.settlers, where it could he nur-
tured toward civilization and Christianity, was not only a shortsighted
policy but also an illogical and inhumane one. Without the stubborn-
ness and determination of these early tribal members, no western
Seminole tribe would have existed in 1990. Truly, the mere survival of
the early Seminoles earned them special distinction as a tribe.
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(320) Tales of Old Florida,
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America's Longest Indian
Conflict. By John Missall
and Mary Lou Missall. The
Seminole Wars were the
longest, bloodiest, and most
costly of all the Indian wars
fought by this nation. This
illustrated history is the
first book to provide a com-
prehensive overview of all
three wars. Seminole War
authorities John and Mary
Lou Missall examine not
only the wan that were
fought between 1817 and
1858 but also the events
leading up to them and
their place in American his-
tory Employing extensive
research that makes use of
diaries, military reports,
and archival newspapers,
they shed new light on the
relationship among the
wars, the issue of slavery,
prevalent attitudes toward
Native Americans, and the
quest for national security
Although fought in Florida,
the Seminole Wars were a
major concern to the nation
as a whole. The first war, led
by General Andrew Jack-
son, was Dart of an attemDt


to wrest Florida from Spain
and had international
repercussions that led to a
lengthy congressional in-
vestigation. The second,
which lasted seven years,
took the lives of more than
1,500 soldiers and resulted
in the forced removal of
more than 3,000 Seminole
Indians from Florida and
the deaths of countless oth-
ers. The third war, fought
on the eve of the Civil War,
was an attempt to remove
the final remnants of the
Seminole Nation from their
homes in the Everglades.
Underlying these conflicts
was the nations thirst for
aggressive territorial expan-
sion and the dangers of an
inflexible government policy.
The Missalls describe the
wars as both a military and
a moral embarrassment-a
sad and important chapter
in American history that
has been overshadowed by
the Civil War and by Indian
wars fought west of the Mis-
sissippi.
From the Forward, by the
series editors: "During the
past half century, the bur-
geoning population and in-
creased national and inter-
national visibility of Florida
have sparked a great deal
of popular interest in the
state's past, present, and
future. As the favorite des-
tination of countless tour-
ists and as the new home
for millions of retirees and
other migrants, modern
Florida has become a demo-
graphic, political, and cul-
tural bellwether."
"Unfortunately, the quan-
tity and quality of the litera-
ture on Florida's distinctive
heritage and character have
not kept pace with the Sun-
shine State's enhanced sta-
tus. In an effort to remedy
this situation-to provide
an accessible and attractive
format for the publication of
Florida-related books-the
University Press of Florida
has established the Florida
History and Culture series."

Raymond Arsenault and
Gary R. Mormino, Series
Editors. University of South
Florida, St. Petersburg. Uni-
versity of Florida Press,
copyright 2004, 258 pp.,
hardcover. Sold nationally
for $29.95. Bookshop
price=$25.00.


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