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EDITORIAL AND COMMENTARY

The Year In Review: 2005

May we not repeat 2005. with storm surges, health issues, seafood
concerns, problems at the Senior Citizens Council, the Comprehen-
sive Plan, the anguish over affordable housing, and basement grades
of some Franklin County schools.

Hurricanes
As described by Sue Cronkite, the long term impact from the storms
has been a drop in tourism and seafood sales, abetted by the emer-
gence of Red Tide in Apalachicola Bay. Red Tide put a stop to shellfish
harvesting and created considerable turmoil among seafood workers
who were put out of work. Hurricane Dennis destroyed three popular
restaurants, and two of these businesses do not plan to reopen.
While Hurricane Dennis did not make landfall in Franklin County,
the storm damage from the northeast quadrant did heavily contribute
to the mixing of debris and sand across shallow roads and lots through-
out the area. The storm closed the door partially on the oyster indus-
try with the destruction of some processing houses and opened tem-
porary employment for cleanup work.
One home was reported to be destroyed, 30 had major [off for two and
one-half days with their bayside home surrounded by] damage and
60 had minor damage. At the Larry Kinzle's, power was water up to
four feet deep.


Three restaurants serving Franklin County were destroyed
by the storm surge from Hurricane Dennis. This photo de-
picts The Hut, a popular Apalachicola restaurant.


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S Looking e t on Highway 98 between Eastpoint and
Carrabelle. Over the years, many storms have severely dam-
aged this road, only to be repaired again and again.
Within two days after the sform made laniffailifi'the Pensacola area
on Sunday afternoon July 10, the state park on the east end of St.
George Island was closed due to a massive buildup of sand covering
the road and park entrance. A great deal of low areas on St. George
was subjected to ponding with many driveways covered and thus pre-
venting access to island homes.
William Collins of Apalachicola said he went out in the Gulf in his
boat and from the south side of the state park he could look across
the park and see the bay side. "It leveled those beautiful dunes, the
pavilions were just gone," he added.
"I've never seen anything like it," said Chuck Marks, Apalachicola
native, about the storm surge which devastated parts of Apalachicola,
St. George Island. Eastpoint Lanark Village and Alligator Point.
Along the waterfront in Eastpoint and especially Two-mile and down-
town in Apalachicola, businesses were destroyed; homes were bat-
tered and a sea of mud descended in the lower-lying areas. Among
early evacuees were people from Cape San Blas, where water washed
over the highway and pulled pilings from under houses. The ominous
swell of water damaged Ward Seafood Processing Plant at 13-Mile,
swept down the shoreline as far south as St. Marks, hampered only
by barrier islands, which took the brunt of the gigantic swell. Alligator
Point historically had received damages from hurricane winds and

Continued on Page 2


Governor Bush Awards

Rural Infrastructure Grant

To Franklin County

Governor Jeb Bush awarded Franklin County a Rural Infrastructure
Fund Grant for $75,000 for a feasibility study to determine the ben-
eficial impact of a seafood industrial park. The county was re-desig-
nated a "Rural Area of Critical Economic Concern" in 2004 on De-
cember 16, 2005.
"Franklin County is nationally known for its Apalachicola oysters and
other fresh seafood," said Governor Bush. "This rural infrastructure
grant assists Franklin County to stabilize and strengthen its fishing
and agriculture industries, which are vital to our economy."
Franklin County and Apalachicola, located in the Panharidle, tradi-
tionally harvests more than 90% of Florida's oysters and 10% of the
oysters consumed in the nation. The region suffered significant dam-
age from Hurricane Dennis and a recent outbreak of Red Tide. Many
of the community's fishing and seafood industries were closed for
weeks after the storm this summer. Funded in part by a Rural Infra-
structure Fund Grant, the study will help to identify opportunities to
strengthen and preserve local industry, resulting in a positive fiscal
impact on the economies of Franklin and surrounding counties.
"We appreciate the support from Governor Bush and his Office of
Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development in helping Franklin
County preserve its seafood industry," said Cheryl Sanders, Chair of
the Franklin County Board of County Commission. "This grant will go
a long way in moving our seafood industry into the 21st century. With
the support of the Governor, we stand to not only retain most of the
existing seafood businesses, but it looks like they will be creating
some new jobs as well. We really appreciate the Governor's efforts to
assist small rural communities with such important economic
projects."
Governor Bush originally designated the first Rural Area of Critical
Economic Concern, including Franklin County, on November 8, 1999,
to support economic development efforts in the rural areas of Florida
that have been adversely affected by extraordinary economic events.
Rural economic development initiatives, including the Rural Infra-
structure Fund Grant, are overseen by the Governor's Office of Tour-
ism, Trade, and Economic Development.
Since taking office in 1999, Governor Bush has worked to put rural
Florida on a more competitive footing with the rest of the state. Among
many rural-based initiativeA, the Governor created the "Rural Areas
of Critical Economic Concern" which provides rural areas with greater
access to the state's economic and tourism development incentive
programs. To date, the Governor has designated three such areas -
including the one impacted by today's announcement comprised of
Calhoun. Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson. Liberty and
Washington counties and the City of Freeport (Walton County) in north-
west Florida.


The




Franklin


Franklin County

Commission Selects

Blackhawk Healthcare As

New Manager Of Weems

County Declares Payroll Shortfall to be an Emergency and
Acts to Keep Weems Hospital Open
In a turbulent three and one-half hour special meeting of the Franklin
County Commission, Thursday, December 30th, the county decided
to contract with Blackhawk Healthcare (Austin, Texas) for an interim
operation of the Weems Hospital, Apalachicola. The contract will be
for a term of two to three years.
A committee consisting of the County Attorney, Commissioner Noah
Lockley, Jr. and the Director of Administration was appointed at the
regular meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners on December
20th. At the 20 December meeting, Chief Executive Officer, Michael
Lake of DasSee, appealed to the Commission to request proposals to
take over the Weems Hospital. DasSee announced that it was giving
up its lease to operate Weems, as legal and financial problems in-
creased. An affiliate of DasSee, Ashford Health Care Systems, was
also operating Gadsden Community Hospital, had already filed for
bankruptcy after the State of Florida closed the hospital. The state
agency involved in reviews of rural hospitals is the Agency for Health
Care Administration, and the agency head, Alan Levine, was at the
special December 30 meeting, assuring Commissioners that his agency
would act promptly to review any newly appointed managers.
The initial concerns of the Franklin County Commissioners was the
question on whether the hospital payroll would be paid the next day
(December 31) and what organization would pay the Weems hospital
employees. One employee told the Commissioners that many employ-
ees were "scared to death" over that issue and a concern if the hospi-
tal were going to,'emair open during the transition. Adding to the'
uncertainty were a cluster of issues characterized by Alan Levine as
tantamount to "...holding a gun to your head..." Levine reviewed his
agency's role in the transition to new management, indicating that
there were some liabilities occurring to the new managers and Franklin
County. Some infractions of healthcare rules would likely be subject
to fines. Just prior to the meeting, Michael Lake, told the Commis-
sioners he would not be able to meet the 30 December payroll, adding
to the building tension. The discussion continued on related issues
involving the transition, including the finding by the ad hoc commit-
tee that "...Nobody wants to come into the problem..." given the high
costs in the take-over, estimated by Levine to be about $250,000 at
the minimum. The new management wanted an opportunity to re-
cover expenses, and perhaps make a profit.
County Director of Administration, Alan Pierce, opened the meeting
with a report of the ad hoc committee, reviewing two applications for
new management. This was reduced to a short list, including
Blackhawk Healthcare and Pacdr Health Corporation (Miami, Florida).
In State of Florida oversight, Alan Levine explained, were two major
concerns: (1) The financial foundation of the new manager organiza-
tion and (2) Quality of care embodied in a new license holder.
The discussion included a review of the county administering the
hospital management tasks. Levine urged the Commissioners to "take
their time" in reviewing applicants, considering all options including
a model operation in Perry, Florida. Financed in part by a local option
sales tax, the Perry community decided to keep their hospital, and the
community put themselves into an operational role. Commissioner
Mosconis asked if the Weems license under State certification, was in
jeopardy. "No", responded Mr. Levine. All applicants would be reviewed
by the Agency for Healthcare Administration, for strong financial sol-
vency and "...a good track record. He provided details on the clo-
Ssures of hospitals in Port St. Joe and Gadsden County. He added that
his agency did not have funds to meet the payroll but there might be
money available from the Rural Hospital Capital Improvement Pro-
gram. Blackhawk Healthcare was recommended to the Franklin County
Commission as the preferred choice.
Three representatives from Blackhawk Healthcare addressed the Com-
missioners: Todd F. Biederman, Chief Operating Officer, John D.
Russell, CAP, Chief Financial Officer and Consultant Ron Wolff, who
is also a retired CEO of Bay Medical (Panama City, Florida). Russell
did most of the talking. He said his company would be willing to in-
vest a substantial amount of money into hospital operations immedi-
ately. He said there was no intention to change personnel at Weems.
Blackhawk Healthcare was agreeable to an interim contract while the
County Commission was free to conduct a more intensive search for
a permanent manager. Alan Levine appeared to qualify his emphasis
on assisting the county in a reasonably quick review of ny new appli-
cant by mentioning his concern about operating the Emergency Room,
a problem that needed to be addressed. The Emergency Room staff
had left the hospital when their paychecks were not distributed. Vol-
unteers, physicians and assistants, had filled in the gaps.
The second applicant was Pacer Healthcare (Miami, Florida). Their
representative began a review of the financial situation about rural
hospitals generally, indicating "...a ten million gross will not generate
a profit for a small, rural hospital," in their experience. He urged that
the Commission put up $2 million initially, promising that Pacer would
open their books each month. They would perform as managers for a
three month period, at cost.
Following the Pacer presentation, Alan Pierce reviewed the Blackhawk
provisions, including the fee Blackhawk would pay the county $10,000
each month, and the county would provide up to $25,000 month for
indigent care. Ruth Williams, county finance officer, informed the
Commissioners that about $400,000 existed in contingency funds but
she needed to know how the Commission wanted to amend the cur-
rent budget before finalizing the allocation of money for the hospital.
Throughout the meeting was the familiar refrain that the current li-
abilities of the hospital had to be paid. Michael Lake appeared at the
special meeting following a second recess. The Commissioners had
also discussed a sales tax referendum for next fall, focused exclu-
sively on healthcare matters.
Noah Lockley, Jr. made a motion to place a referendum question on
the ballot next fall regarding the imposition of a supplementary 1 cent
sales tax to fund healthcare in the county, seconded by Bevin Putnal.
Jimmy Mosconis moved that the county contract with Blackhawk
Healthcare on a temporary basis while the county commission seeks
additional proposals for new managers; seconded by Commissioner
Russell Crofton. Mosconis later withdrew his motion. After public com-
ment was heard, the Commissioners approved another motion by Com-
missioner Mosconis to approve Blackhawk Healthcare as interim man-
ager of Weems Hospital, seconded by Bevin Putnal. The Commission
voted four in favor; one Nay vote (Cheryl Sanders) Another vote was
taken, with Commission approval, on the 1st of January when
Blackhawk would takeover Weems.


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Inside This Issue
10 Pages
Year in Review: 2005 ........................... 1, 2, 4, 10
Cherry Rankin Charged Grand Theft .............. 1, 10
Governor Bush Awards Grant ............................... 1
Blackhawk New Manager............................ ..... 1
Franklin Briefs ................................... ............ 2
Editorial & Commentary ............................ 3, 4
Second Circuit Court .................................. 5, 6, 7
Pay the Bills ........................................... ....... 7
FCAN....................................... .......... 8
Business Card Directory ...................................... 9


Cherry Rankin, Former

President Of Franklin

County Senior Citizens

Council, Pleads No Contest

To Charge Of Grand Theft

In Second Circuit Court, Cherry Lynn Rankin, pleaded No Contest to
one count of Grand Theft, involving the misappropriation of funds
from the Franklin County Senior Citizens Council, Inc. during the
period 7-24 June 2004 through the use of a credit card and checks
from the Citizens Council checking accotmt.
Judge Gary withheld adjudication of guilt, and placed Ms. Rankin on
24 months probation with a condition that she fulfills 150 hours of
community service, along with court costs and fines. She appeared in
Court on December 13, 2005.






















-On Friday, May 6. 2005 StanleyJ. Behmke the Inspec-
tor General for the State of Florida Department of Elder
Affairs advised SA Kessling that accusations had been
made from the Franklin County Senior Citizens Council
(FCSCC) that the past president for the FCSCC had
misallocated funds from the FCSCC for personal endeav-
ors.


The e adocuentationg hat Behmke provided SA Kessling




included probable improper expenditures made on the
FCSCC credit card and checks written from the FCSCC
account from an audit that was conducted by the certi-
-On Frid Ma 6. 2005 Stanle J. Behmke the I









field public accounting firm of T. Michael Tucker, CPA,
PA.
Examples of charges on the FCSCC credit card included
the following:


Debit
$21.98

$22.00
$145.19
$26.00
$35.00
$89.00
$33.20
$140.99
$41.02
$46.99
$35.98
$36.99
$26.52
$77.95
$65.97
$49.95
$46.96
$41.30
$89.99


Credit

$22.09
$24.98
$145.19
$26.00
$35.00
$21,60


Checks from the FCSCC account:
* Check U 4067 written on 01-23-03 to ISA for $625.00.
Rankin advised that she cashed this check for cash.
Rankin was unable to advise what this cash was used
for.
* Check U 4073 written on 02-20-04 to ISA for $460.00.
Rankin advised that she cashed this check for cash.
Rankin was unable to advise what this cash was used
for.
* Check U 4089 written on 06-21-04 to ISA for $560.00.
Rankin advised that she cashed this check for cash.
Rankin advised this money was to pay for work that was
done at the senior center. Rankin advised that when she
did not have a receipt for this work that she deposited
this money back into the FCSCC gulf State Bank account.
The accounting firm ofT. Michael Tucker, CPA, PA. had
the total of probable improper charges at $56134.16. T.
Michael Tucker, CPA, PA. audit revealed that Rankin had
repaid $1,520.00, and that the outstanding debt that was
unpaid at $4,093.16.
SA Kessling conducted interviews with current FCSCC
board members and past FCSCC board members in ref-
erence to the probable improper charges. These inter-
views included the following subjects: Laurie Lackey
Hampton May. Nancy Mock, Sue Reed, Granville Croom,

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The Franklin Chronicle


Franklin

Briefs

January 3, 2006

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

By Richard E. Noble
This week's meeting began with
the introduction by Commissioner
Lockley of a group of young stu-
dents from the local TIGER's pro-
gram. A Ms. Barfield, the coordi-
nator, explained the program's
intent to the Board.
"We are a part of the Franklin
County Public Library. What we
do with this Tiger's Program is
train these children. We teach
them how to attain some smaller
goals that will help them with
larger goals in their future life."
Ms. Barfield went on to explain
that the goal of the Tiger's Pro-
gram was also to help prepare the
children for a smoother transition
into the workforce or to higher
education,

Hubert Chipman-
Superintendent of Public
Works
Mr. Chipman informed the Board
that his crews were all busy grad-
ing public roads at both ends of
the County. He noted that his
crew should be getting back into
the park in Carrabelle soon.

Van Johnson-Solid Waste
Director
Mr. Johnson asked for the Board's
approval of funds for a shop build-
ing to be built this coming year. A
discussion ensued as to the pro-
jected cost of this building and the
source of its funding. Mr. Johnson
explained the primary source of
the funding was to come from the
recycling program and that an
exact cost was yet to be deter-
mined. The cost discussed was
not defined but the estimate
ranged from between $300;000
and $750,000.
"Why don't we hold up on that a
little iwhile "'" 'udilested 'M?'r
Moscodni- \hl h \\wa ci :lc,'ici'd'
with the.eurrent'hospital, p rer.-
gency, he suggested that the need
or a hospital should take prece-
dent over a building, the construc-
tion of which could readily be
postponed to a future date. Com-
missioner Crofton agreed with Mr.
Mosconis but the remaining three
commissioners did not. Mr.
Johnson's request was approved.

Bill Mahan-County
Extension Director
"I just wanted to update you on
some of the new programs that we
are going to be looking into in the
upcoming year. Some of the ar-
eas that we have decided to try
were expanding some of the youth
programming in the areas of
model rocketry, hunter safety, and
for high school students there is
a program called Masters of Di-
sasters-it is to educate kids
about emergency management
procedures. From the adult stand-
point, we're developing a leader-
ship development program that
will probably be taught sometime
in the spring."
Mr. Mosconis asked about the
grouper limits, Mr. Mahan said
the current standing rule was -
five aggregate grouper and one red
grouper.
Marcia Johnson-Clerk of
Courts
Ms. Johnson informed the Board
that she was in the process of
updating the County's web site,
www.franklincountyflorida.com.

Director of Administration
Mr. Alan Pierce provided the
Board a copy of the response from
the Bureau of Primary Health
Care concerning the North Florida
Medical Center in Eastpoint. (This
is the subject of a separate article
published below)
Mark Curenton. Michael Moron.
Matt Carpenter and Preble-Rish
reviewed the qualifications for ar-
chitects for improvements the
Chief Judge authorized. The Com-
mittee ranked the firms as follows:
(1) Johnson Peterson Architects.
Inc. (2) Emo Architects, Inc. and
(3) Architecture 10, Inc. The Board
accepted the ranked list, and au-
thorized the Committee to negoti-
ate with Johnson Peterson, and


report back to the Board.
Mr. Pierce reminded the Board
that he and County Attorney
Shuler would be in Tallahassee-
most of next week for the comple-
tion of the Ashley comprehensive
plan challenge.
Public Comment
Mike Reynolds of Emergency
Management spoke to questions
concerning emergency evacuation
in Franklin County and contin-
gency plans to move elderly and
citizens without transportation.
When a Category 2 storm is de-


dared, school busses and drivers
are presumed to be available for
evacuation. Anita Grove informed
the Commissioners that there
were numerous persons who have
not been identified, that do not
necessarily have "special needs".
She was concerned that these
personnel might be "left out" in
any evacuation.
Mayor Kelly (Carrabelle) expressed
concern that the public programs
such as Meals on Wheels cur-
rently being administered by
Wakulla County may be in jeop-
ardy as representatives from
Wakulla have advised her that
Wakulla County will not adminis-
ter the programs in 2006. The
situation at the Senior Citizens
Council has not changed since
last spring; no progress has been
made in resuming administration
of the programs. There has not
been an Executive Director since
Will Kendrick's resignation last
May 2005. Sue Reed is the cur-
rent President of the Council.
A special election for two seats
on the Lanark Water and
Sewer Board will be held at
Lanark Village, Chillas Hall,
7 am 7 p.m. on January 31,
2006. Qualifying period for
these seats is from January
9, 2006 through January 13,
2006. Sharon Thomann
qualified and is seated on the
Board as she did not have any
opposition when she was
seated in November 2005.



County

Commission

Dec. 20, 2005


By Rid

Marcia
Courts


hard E. Noble

Johnson-Clerk of


"The first thing that I have is an
insurance agency, Valery, (dealing
with the County and its employ-
ees) has sent in a request for a
I renewal of a contract with the
Board whereby they offer a Medi-
care supplement to the retirees of
the County through American Pio-
neer Life Insurance Company. I
have some concern about the con-
tract. The original agreement that
was approved by the Board in
2002 was to remain in effect until
January 2006 and then be re-
newed on a yearly basis, or as
negotiated. The agreement sub-
mitted is to remain in effect until
2011 and then be renewed auto-
matically for five years, unless
negotiated. There aren't very many
retirees participating with this in-
surance company and the agree-
ment contains no lantfuake as to
"'the confidentiality of the inlforma-
tioriVT d6h't'reall see'anykigfs'fii
for the Board to continue this.con-
tract. It offers no real benefit to
our retirees because they can get
Medicare supplements on their
own. I think that this company is
leading people to believe that it is
a County insurance policy and it
is not." A motion was made to dis-
continue the contract with this
company. The motion was ap-
proved.
Marcia Johnson then brought at-
tention to a miscalculation in al-
lotted funds to the Guardian ad
Lightum Program which provides
services to aid abused children in
Franklin County. A motion was
made to rectify the shortage and
the motion was approved.
Ms. Johnson then advised, the
Board that it needed to reappoint
members to the Apalachee Re-
gional Planning Council. "Franklin
County is entitled to have three
representatives," Ms. Johnson
informed the Board. Two of these
representatives are appointed by
the Board. One must be a County
elected official and another must
be a municipal elected official.
Cheryl Sanders was re-appointed
as the.County's elected appoint-
ment and Mel Kelly, the newly
elected mayor of Carrabelle, was
appointed as the municipally
elected representative.
The Clerk then announced the
holiday schedule for various
County departments-Emergency
Management, Road Department
and Mosquito Control.
Emergency Management-Christ-
mas on December 22, 23 and 26;
and New Year's Day on Jan. 2.
The Road Department and Mos-
quito Control eight hour employ-
ees will observe Christmas on
December 23, 26 and 27; and New
Year on January 2. Their ten hour
employees will enjoy Christmas on
the 26, 27 and 28; and New Year
on Jan. 2.
Ms. Johnson then reminded the
Board that they had tabled the
nomination of a Chairman and a
Vice-Chairman to their Board at
the last meeting. Mr. Mosconis
then recommended that the posi-
tions be rotated since the Board
was now composed of two new
members. He recommended Rus-
sell Crofton as the Chairman. Mr.
Crofton was then put in the awk-
ward position of seconding him-
self for the honor. The motion was
then denied by Cheryl Sanders,
Bevin Putnal, and Noah Lockley.
Mr. Mosconis then recommended
Noah Lockley to be the chairman,
Mr. Lockley denied the opportu-
nity.
Finally Mr. Mosconis made a mo-
tion to reestablish Cheryl Sand-
ers as the Chairman-Bevin
Putnal also denied the opportu-
nity and Mr. Mosconis received no
recommendation-Cheryl Sand-
ers was approved.


Mr. Putnal, the current Vice-
Chairman, then recommended
that Commissioner Crofton be
appointed Vice-Chairman, Mr.
Mosconis seconded the motion
and the motion was approved.

Year in Review from Page 1


eating away of the shoreline, but the punch Dennis was, in the words
of one resident, "worse than ever."
Within days of the fateful landfall of Dennis residents were picking
up, cleaning and beginning to rebuild. Even while announcing plans
to rebuild, Lucille and Bobby Saker were to begin working at the Red
Top until they can get the popular restaurant back up and running.
Cleanup of Apalachicola's downtown, in addition to rebuilding, in-
cluded a lot of raking, sweeping and washing up mud.
"Carrabelle received some damage, but not like Lanark," said Courtney
Millender, city clerk. It was reported that more than 15 homes were
destroyed and more than 40 were damaged. "I know of a couple of
houses out at Carrabelle Beach which were damaged, but the high-
way from Eastpoint to Carrabelle was hit worst." Dunes were flat-
tened on Dog Island. Septic tanks arid wells were of immediate con-
cern.
A week after Dennis thrust the 10-foot storm surge it has been esti-
mated that it will take at least $10 million to repair damage along
Highway 98 from Eastpoint to Carrabelle. To get east, a detour sign at
the intersection of Highway 98 and Highway 65, directs traffic through
Tate's Hell State Forest to arrive again at Highway 98 in Carrabelle.
Residents have long asked for another escape route from hurricanes;
but at the same time find it hard to give up the last remaining coast-
line highways with a view of the Gulf of Mexico and bays along the
route from Apalachicola all the way to Perry.
The state has hired C.W. Roberts Contracting of Hosford to clear away
the broken asphalt, level the foundation and repave the collapsed
points, and given them 14 days to complete the work. After that, ac-
cording to Tommie Speights, a spokesman for the Florida Department
of Transportation, bids will be taken for more permanent repairs, ex-
pected to cost well above the $10 million awarded to Roberts.
People in Lanark Village were still In shock a week later after several
homes were destroyed and two had heavy damage, several docks were
ripped from their moorings and one of three boats left at the Boat,
Club Marina was carried across Highway 98. Panacea's popular sea-
food restaurant, Angelo's was wrecked by Dennis' creeping storm surge.
On Alligator Point more than 50 people rode out Dennis and were
stranded when Alligator Point Road was blocked at the bend in front
of the former campground with a quarter -mile's worth of concrete,
asphalt, sand, rocks, and seaweed. In one area one lane of asphalt
was sheared for about the length of a football field, with more than a
mile of the road covered with sand. A temporary road is being built. A
count on homes destroyed by the storm surge came up with 32 and
about 150 others were damaged.
A week after the hard slap by Dennis' storm surge Eastpoint still
looked like a war zone. "It looks like Pensacola did after Ivan," re-
marked a man staring at what was left of Island View Seafood along
the bayside. Sharon's and That Place on 98 were wrecked, as were
other buildings and docks along the waterfront. Seafood houses were
devastated, several buildings were just gone, swept into the bay by
the slow-moving surge of Gulf water. More than a dozen homes were
destroyed and more than 20 damaged.


Health Issues
In January 2005, a Franklin County Health Council had been formed,
chaired by Dr. Tamara Marsh. Her reports of the council's meetings
have been a regular part of the Franklin County Commission meet-
.ings. The Council is comprised of an all volunteer group of concerned
citizens and professional health care providers from Franklin County.
The mission of the Council is to advise the Board of County Commis-
sioners to health care issues, including one that dominated health
care concerns in the county during much of 2005. That issue in-
volved the DasSee corporation that managed Weems Hospital and the
ambulance service, operated by Emergystat. The ambulance provider
threatened to stop their services at the end of June unless DasSee
would resume monthly payments to them. Emergystat claimed that
Weems Hospital was $100,000 behind in their monthly payments.
Michael Lake, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) insisted that DasSee had
paid Emergystat, but he urged the Commissioners to look into the
prospects of building a new hospital, an idea that had been discussed
with the Health Council months earlier. The Commission approved a
feasibility study of healthcare needs in Franklin recommended by the
Health Council.
In late October 2005, the County Commission sent a critical letter
about the North Florida Medical Federally Qualified Healthcare in
Eastpoint (FQHC). The problem of indigent care and the alleged lack
of emphasis upon this need was cited in the county's letter to the
federal Bureau of Primary Health Care in Rockfield, Maryland. Of
particular concern is the lack of a permanent physician at the Eastpoint
facility. The Bureau responded to Franklin County's complaint. This
is the subject of a separate story inFranklin Briefs on Page 2 of this
issue.
The complaint letter was stimulated by Dr. Sanuallah, a cardiologist
practicing in Apalachicola, who complained to the Franklin County
Commission on October 18th that North Florida Medical is not living
up to their charter in not serving more indigent patients. He also

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mentioned that the local FQHC is trying to intimidate a former
Physician's Assistant Larry Applebee into leaving the county. Applebee
was hired by Dr. Sanuallah, and the North Florida Medical litigation
against him (for allegedly violating a non-corripete clause in his con-
tract). This litigation is pending in January 2006. Dr. Sanuallah also
proposed a new clinic comprised to various specialties and his major
problem was obtaining at least four acres of land for the new struc-
ture preferably at midpoint in the county-an idea still pending.
By mid-December 2005, CEO Michael Lake had appealed to the county
commission to seek proposals for new management of Weems Hospi-
tal. Within two weeks, he informed the Commission that he could not
make the final payroll in December, so the County Commissioned a
committee to seek applicants for the Weems Hospital management. In
a special meeting on December 28, the Commissioners voted to con-
tract with Blackhawk Healthcare to takeover the Weems Hospital in
early January 2006. This is the subject of a separate story in this
issue of the Chronicle (Page 1).

Seafood
At the annual meeting of the Southeastern Fisheries Assn, President
Bob Gill reviewed the devastation visited upon the Florida seafood
industries.
'The hurricane season started with a bang and seemed to continue
through the first 5 months with great vigor. The physical damage to
commercial fishing vessels and packinghouses were minimal com-
pared to others who lost everything but the hurricanes had a very
negative impact on seafood sales to restaurants that were in the cities
hit by the storms. Many fishing days were lost and many sales were
missed which put some of our members in harms way.
"In September, a study by Dr. Felicia Coleman et al showed that rec-
reational anglers take 64% of at-risk finfish in the Gulf of Mexico and
33% of at-risk finfish in the South Atlantic.
"Hurricane Frances appeared as soon as Charley dissipated and some
of the same folks who were trying to recover were hit again. Florida
,was becoming Hurricane Alley.
'The Gulf grouper fishery closed on November 15, 2004 to all com-
mercial fishing because the quota was reached. The fishermen didn't
like to be closed out for 6 good weeks just before Christmas and the
New Year but a quota is a quota and had to be accepted.
"Diesel fuel hit $1.73 per gallon and was bringing the domestic shrimp
fishery to its collective knees. Even though the federal government
had granted the Southern Shrimp Alliance petition on anti-dumping
six nations, the price of shrimp continued to fall while fuel costs con-
tinued to rise. It was also during this time' period that SEA pointed
out that the Food & Drug Administration seemed to singling out some
firms for regular inspections while others were never inspected. A
meeting was held in Maitland with FDA but the situation hasn't got-
ten any better. There is great disparity in the way HACCP inspections
are made in Florida.
"Just a few months ago the State of Florida launched a NO MORE
BACKDOOR" program aimed at stopping the illegal sale of fish, pri-
marily from recreational anglers but including commercial fishermen
as well. Many industry members close to this situation believe in ex-
cess of one million pounds of reef fish are sold for cash through the
backdoor of restaurants in Florida alone. It is blatantly unfair for
anyone to steal our commonly owned fish and -then sell for cash at
cheap prices to avoid paying income tax or even creating a paper trail
of their activities. Until the buyers of these illegal fish are forced to
pay higher fines and suffer more severe license restrictions, the
backdoor sale scandal will continue. We hope the state agencies will
keep applying more pressure so that consumers can be assured of
where their meal comes from and that it was duly.inspected for safety
and quality.
At mid-year, the fishermen went into Court again. David Grix de-
scribed a hearing held in the Second Circuit Court before Judge Ferris
on December 12th.
"The litigation arose when the FWC decided to make nets, except cast
nets, use a maximum of 1 Inch square openings in their webbing. For
eight years fishermen complained that nets with 1 Inch square open-
ings unnecessarily kill and waste 95% of what they capture. Fisher-
men point out that in order to catch enough fish to take fo the market
they not only have to waste thousands of juvenile fish, but also spend
hours of their time removing the Juvenile fish from the nets. In June
of this'year.,th'e FWC decided to-put-the fishrmerin'h claims to the tet
against the claims of their net expert's 1997 testimony. In the 1997
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6 January 2006 Page 3"'.


EDITORIAL & COMMENTARY


Dioxin Discharge

New source of pollution threatens state
By Linda Young
Florida's tourism ads promise clean white beaches and a glistening
Gulf stretching across the horizon. What a surprise Florida tourists
have had this year. They've rubbed their itchy eyes and watched bull-
dozers piling up dead fish in the worst red tide episode in decades.
They've seen gasping sea turtles and bloated manatees, victims of red
tide.
The Gulfs sickness has dealt a blow to beachfront hotels, for sure,
and it has also sucker-punched recreational and commercial fisher-
men and divers. Even North Florida's famous Apalachicola oysters
were inedible for much of the year, thanks to red tide. Now, with red
tide still lingering, our state and federal governments are poised to
issue a permit for a major new pollution source in the Gulf, a kind of
pollution that has already caused fish to change sexes.
The state Department of Environmental Protection has issued a draft
permit for one of the South's biggest polluters Buckeye Florida's
pulp mill in Taylor County to build a huge pipe to send toxic waste
from the black and smelly Fenholloway River into the Gulf.
The pipe, incredibly, will empty not far from the Big Bend Seagrasses
Aquatic Preserve, an Outstanding Florida Water and nursery ground
for mullet, sea trout, redfish, scallops, oysters, clams, shrimp, blue
crab and other economically important species.
Most people in Florida don't know much about this plan, but they
should. We still have time to stop it. A tiny band of Taylor County
residents, which includes me, has filed a petition to force the state to
hold an administrative hearing on the pipeline. We point out that this
pollution is preventable and illegal. DEPs draft permit is full of special
loopholes. Incredibly, the five-year permit allows Buckeye to ignore
water quality standards for the next nine years!
The Environmental Protection Agency has proved repeatedly that
Buckeye is discharging the deadly chemical dioxin into the water, but
DEP's permit sets no limits on dioxin. And if you think that's bad.
here's the kicker: At the end of that nine years, when the permit at
long last becomes effective, DEP has a loophole for Buckeye that will
allow a special "mixing zone" for "chronic toxicity" that extends a full
three miles around the pipe. The state is officially sanctioning a legal
three-mile dead zone, on top of the fact that the pipe will send gender-
bending chemicals out into Gulf marine nursery grounds. Scientists
have documented the sex-changing fish. What they don't know is what
these chemicals will do to people.
You might think what happens in rural Taylor County won't affect
you. But it will. Those polluted marine creatures will be coming to
shores all over the Gulf, and around the peninsula.
We need a good dose of public outrage to stop the state's misguided
gift to the polluting Buckeye, and we need it now, before the DEP
issues the final permit. This aging pulp mill already killed a perfectly
good river the Fenholloway once was full of fish and had a drinking-
water bottling plant on its bank. Let's not let it kill the Gulf, too.
Linda Young is director of the Clean Water Network of Florida. Her
email address is llyoung2@earthlink.net.



Library Happenings

By Judi Rundel
The Franklin County.Public'Library's.Eastpoint branch will extend its
hours in the New Year beginning Tuesday, January 17th, the library
will be open from 10:00 am'. 6:00 p.m. onr Tesday,'Wedn'esday and
Thursday. Friday hours will remain the same at 12:00 noon 7:00
p.m.
The Wild BEAR Book Club will meet at the Eastpoint branch on Mon-
day, January 9th at 6:00 p.m. Books by Isabel Allende will be dis-
cussed. For information, call Judi at 670-8151.
The FROG Family Learning Program will start GED classes the week
of January 9th. Classes in Apalachicola will be held on Mondays and
classes in Eastpoint will be held on Tuesdays. Computer classes will
also be offered at both locations. To register for classes and for infor-
mation about times and locations, please call Jhaki Davis, FROG
Coordinator, at 670-4423.
The Franklin County Public Library's Advisory Board will meet in
Eastpoint on Monday, January 16th at 5:30 p.m. The public is wel-
come to attend.
The FROG Family Learning Program is funded through an LSTA grant
from the Department of State, State of Florida. The program provides
tutoring, family strengthening activities, homework help, outreach
services, and many other activities. For information in Carrabelle,
call Marlene at 697-2091. Call Jhaki at 670-4423 for information about
programs and activities in Eastpoint and Apalachicola.
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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Vol. 15, No. 1


From The Southeastern

Fisheries Association

By now you have heard or read that the US Senate has repealed the
Byrd Amendment even though an overwhelming number of Senators
voted earlier not to repeal it. Whether or not you are for or against the
Byrd Amendment that would have helped so many individual shrimp-
ers in the United States, all of us should be opposed to a government
process where one or two very powerful Senators can thwart the will
of the majority as is the case concerning the Byrd Amendment and for
drilling in the Arctic National Refuge. And the Vice President had to
be flown home from far away to cast the tiebreaker on the vote that
repealed the Byrd Amendment. Additionally, the entire Defense ap-
propriations bill is in limbo because one Senator with unbelievable
political power is exerting his will over the Rule of Law. That is power.
Maybe we have reached the point in our history where we can no
longer agree to disagree and treat each other with respect and dignity.
Commercial fishermen have had to put up with the hatred of others
for years and it is interesting and sad to see this same kind of hatred
directed towards Congressmen and Senators that don't agree with a
specific point of view. We are moving more and more towards an aris-
tocratic type governance that is not for the people, by the people and
of the people but for the very few who have the power. Maybe we are
farther down this road than we like to believe.
For years and years there have been sayings like, "All it takes for evil
people to win is for the good people to do nothing." Or "Doing the right
thing for the right reason." Or just not saying anything when you see
something bad happening to yourself and others. If we do not object
to what is being done to us by Congress or what is not being done for
us by Congress then we only have ourselves to blame. Silence will be
taken as agreement.
The lack of an open process by the handful of Senators and House
members on the Conference Committee that savaged domestic
shrimping industry was wrong. If the repeal of the Byrd amendment
was necessary, then the repeal should have been done in the light of
day and should have been totally transparent. It was not.
Bob Jones, Executive Director
Southeastern. Fisheries Assn.
1118-B Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
850-224-0612
www.southeasternfish.org


County Receives Reply To

Critical Letter

Bureau of Primary Health Care Finds North Florida Medical
Center (NFMC) In Compliance With Federal Regulations
The Franklin County commission received a reply to their complaint
letter about North Florida Medical Center sent to the Bureau of Pri-
mary Health Care in late October 2005. The county listed seven com-
plaints alleging that (1) the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
did not have a Board of Directors representing the consumers; (2) the
FQHC facility did not encourage indigent care and restricted its ser-
vices; (3) that the NFMC did not offer weekend and evening hours; (4)
did not design specific programs for the seafood industry; (5) did not
have contracts with local agencies; (6) did not have hospital privileges
at local hospitals; (7) and did not have a full time physician at the
Easpoint office.
The response to the complaint letter is as follows:
December 22, 2005
Bureau cf Primary Health Care
Roc kville. MD 20857
Ms. Cheryl Sanders
Chairman
Franklin County Board of County
33 Market Street, Suite 203
Apalachicola, Florida 32320
Dear Ms. Sanders:
Thank you for your letter expressing concerns about the North Florida
Medical Center (NFMC), a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
operating in Eastpoint, Florida.
In reviewing your concerns, the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC)
finds that the NFMC is in compliance with Federal Regulations re-
garding the Board of Directors, advertisement and posting of their
sliding fee schedule, and provision of required health care services.
The NFMC currently offers services from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., five
days per week. There is a medical provider available during all hours
of operation. A provider is on call for after-hours emergencies. While
the NFMC does not currently offer evening or week-end hours at the
Eastpoint Medical Center, they do offer extended hours at medical
centers in several neighboring communities in response to your con-
cerns, the NFMC is exploring the need for extended hours at the
Eastpoint Medical Center in order to increase availability to the com-
munity.


January 6, 2006


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Citizen's Advisory Group
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Karen Cox-Dennis Apalachicola
Skip Frink Carrabelle
David Butler ....... Carrabelle
Elizabeth and Jim Sisung ........................ Eastpoint
Bedford and Eugenia Watkins .............. Eastpoint
Barbara Revell ........... ....... Lanark Village
Richard Harper ........................................ St. George Island
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In regard to your concerns about mandated contractual arrangements,
the NFMC has contracts with Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and the
hospital in Panama City. They have a contract with Apalachee Center
for mental and behavioral health services and an arrangement to pro-
vide transportation services through referral,
In response to your concerns that appointments to qualify users for
sliding fee discounts are restricted, the NFMC is in the process of
reviewing their procedures for determining sliding fee eligibility and
will modify those procedures to eliminate any barriers which may
have previously existed.
The BPHC is unable to substantiate your claim that the number of
uninsured seen by other providers in your community and the local
hospital emergency room has increased since the Eastpoint Medical
Center opened. The award of Federal funding was based on an as-
sessment of need and a forecast of serving approximately 3,000 new
users, which the NFMC has achieved. Data show that approximately
40 percent of Eastpoint's users are uninsured or low income. The
BPHC feels that this is adequate evidence that the grantee is carrying
out the intent of their original proposal. As such, there is no obliga-
tion or mechanism for NFMC to reimburse other local clinicians for
providing case to indigent populations.
Your active interest in the quality of health care available to the mem-
bers of your community is commendable. I hope that we have an-
swered your concerns and highly recommend that you pursue an
open dialogue with the NFMC to achieve the most effective response
to your community's health care needs.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me or
Susan Whitney, Project Officer for NFMC. Ms. Whitney may be reached
at 301-594-4480, or by e-mail at swhitney@hrsa.gov.
Sincerely,
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Associate Administrator



Blackhawk Healthcare

Executive Team

The promotional brochure about Blackhawk Healthcare contained the
following brief biographies of the three principal executives in their
organization.

Matthew 9. Hainline, Chief Executive Officer
Matt's vision and motivation to make a difference in the lives of those
in rural America cultivated Blackhawk Healthcare's mission to be-
come an owner and operator of rural hospitals. His extensive experi-
ence and exceptional fiscal skills enable him to assess the resources
needed to transform rural hospitals into financially viable enterprises
that positively impact the communities they serve,
Matt's reputation is built on transforming challenging business projects
into success. He has a substantial understanding of business dy-
namics and more than 20 years of healthcare and commercial devel-
opment experience. Having successfully delivered numerous hospi-
tal, clinic and healthcare projects, he originally founded Blackhawk
Healthcare to implement hospital development projects.
Matt, his wife Randee, and their two children, Quinn and Paige, live
in Austin, Texas,

Todd F. Biederman, CHE, Chief Operating Officer
Todd creatively brings a focus to multiple tasks, a stabilizing force for
a successful project. He began his career as a hospital administrator
over 15 years ago with the development and planning of a new hospi-
tal facility and medical office building in Piano, Texas. He most re-
cently, served as Vice President of Developmientfor a healthcare facil-
ity development company, responsible for over one million square feet
of medical office construction, He has developed over 50 medical fa-
cilities, including hospitals, medical office buildings, ambulatory sur-
gery centers, cancer treatment centers and dialysis centers. In addi-
tion, he has extensive experience in medical staff relations, physician
recruitment and retention. Todd is a diplomat in the American Col-
lege of Healthcare Executives.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Ser-
vices, as well as a master's degree in Healthcare Administration, from
Trinity University. Todd, his wife Ryma. and their two children. Meg
and Jake, live in Austin, Texas.

John D. Russell, CPA, Chief Financial Officer
John's strengths are assessing situations, categorizing obstacles and
successfully engineering positive outcomes. He brings 12 years of
healthcare experience to Blackhawk, specializing in the issues affect-
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100 rural healthcare facilities in all areas of hospital operations -
from critical access reimbursement and charge master review, to pro-
cess improvement and turnaround situations.
John is a nationally recognized speaker on Critical Access Hospitals.
John is licensed as a CPA in multiple states and is currently the Vice
President of Programs for the Wisconsin Chapter of the Healthcare
Financial Management Association as well as a member of the Ameri-
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ED TORrL &COMMENTARY


Bob Milne Returns For His

7th Year At The Dixie

Ragtimist Bob Mime, the top ragtime/boogie-woogie pianist in the
country, will present a Concert at the Dixie Theatre in Apalachicoja,
FL, on Saturday January 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Mr. Milne is a one-of-a-kind, a rare breed of musician who has made
a full-time life long career of performing as a solo pianist. Bob is a
full-time touring artist, appearing on concert stages across the U.S.
and Canada. Last fall, Bob completed another cross-country tour that
took him from Boston to the West Coast and many points in between.
After performing in Japan in December 2000, Mr. Milne was regaled
as "First Honorary Musical Citizen" by his new fans in Kanancho. In
return, Mr. Milne has made Kanancho his "honorary hometown" in
Japan.
Bob Milne's unique career has caught the attention of an Emmy award
winning film crew. They have since begun to follow him on his tours,
creating a documentary for television about the inimitable "Journey-
Sman Piano Player" as Milne calls himself.
The Librarian of Congress, Mr. James Billington, asked Bob to record
both the music and the'history of Ragtime styles, which will be in-
cluded in the Library archives.
Bob Milne delights the audience with his piano-playing "pyrotech-
nics" and with his infectious enthusiasm for the music and the his-
tory behind the music. He has a following too, many folks have never
missed his show here at the DIXIE and they'll also travel far and wide
to get a chance to hear him play, he is an incredible showman.
Tickets are $15.00 with general admission seating. Advance reserva-
tions are available by calling the Box Office at 850-653-3200. The
Dixie Theatre is located at 21 Avenue E, Apalachicola, Florida, 32320.


Franklin County Planning

And Zoning Commission

Report
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'he following were approved by and two 10' x 20' boatlifts. This
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Applications 4. (Without Recommendation)
Larry Giunpero to construct a
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"FWC/FWRI supervised tests showed that for every fish captured with
the FWC/FWRI net, more than 20 Juvenile fish were "unnecessarily
killed or wasted," The bycatch rate for the FWC/FWRI nets turned
out to be a horrific 95-97%. The fishermen point out that the net they
recommended to be the minimum, size allowed in the side-by-side
tests containing 1-1/2 inch square openings only had a 3% bycatch
rate ... Or for every 33 fish captured, only one was considered to be
bycatch.
"Since the Florida Supreme Court determined that the "sole purpose
of the constitutional amendment to limit net fishing was to, "prevent
overharvest, unnecessary killing and waste," fishermen are challeng-
ing the validity of the FWC to violate the amendment without consid-
ering the impact of their rules on the environment.
"On the other hand, the FWC has stated that "unnecessarily killed
and wasted" rates don't matter because they have full constitutional
authority" that can't be challenged by the court. The FWC have also
stated in writing that they do not have to obey the Legislature's man-
date to provide "due process" in their rulemaking or the Florida Su-
preme Court's opinion that they use the same due process standards
mandated by the Legislature for gear.
"The main issue at hand was whether the FWC had the authority to
disregard the "single subject" of the-Limited Net Fishing Amendment
as determined by the Florida Supreme Court. The court ascertained
the "sole purpose" of the amendment was not "banning nets" but rather
to 'prevent overharvest, unnecessary killing and waste" of the resource,
Tests paid for by your tax dollars proved that for every single legal fish
that fishermen caught in the FWC's small mesh net, more than twenty
juvenile fish of many species were ':unnecessarily killed and wasted."
No resource can withstand this type of waste so fishermen repre-
sented by Crum, challenged the ability of the FWC to promulgate rules
that are 100% contrary to the intent of the amendment.
"Judge Ferris did not make an immediate decision at the hearing,
instead she ordered the two sides to write down the reasons why the
summary judgments should be upheld or denied and to turn them in
by January 6, 2006."
Locally, the Franklin County Commission held a workshop on the
future of the commercial seafood industry. The major concern among
those present was to try to find some way for the seafood industry in
Franklin County to survive.
Alan Pierce was called upon by the Commission to brief the audience
on the projected intent of the meeting. "Basically this is a public work-
shop. The seafood industry is under tremendous stress for a couple
of reasons-state regulations, as well as the recent hurricane. Sea-
food dealers are now wondering if they should rebuild in these vul-
nerable areas, or should the County move forward ... building a Sea-
food Industrial Park off the waterfront .- so that ihe investmienlt(-) that
are made 1ll1 not he' put at risk. At the same time if \ve movie those'
Sealood Dealer oil the \\aterfront--then v. hat' happens to the w\ater'-'
front? We want to maintain a viable sealooil indu -try we als--i w\'.an to
maintain a unique way of life here in Franklin County. We don't want
to look like every place else. If we move the Seafood Dealers off the
waterfront, what is going to he left behind?"
Earlier in late April 2005, members of the Florida House Committee
on Water and Natural Resources voted down the House Bill of Repre-
sentative Will Kendrick that would have legalized mullet fishing with
large mesh nets. A companion bill introduced by Senator Al Lawson
died similarly in a Senate Committee this legislature session.
Fishermen appeared before the committee explaining how their liveli-
hoods were affected by the current limitation on nets, restricted to a
two-inch mesh. They argued that baby fish are killed by the two-inch
mesh. the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission now permits
in their current rules.
A two-year economic and scientific study of the impact of the FWCC
(Fish and \Vildlife Conservation Commission) rules implementing the
1994 constitutional net limitation will be started, The study will be
coordinated by the Legislature's Office of Program Policy Analysis and
Government Accountability, also involving Florida State and Florida
Atlantic .universities and the University of Florida institute of Food
and Agricultural Studies.

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Florida West Coast

Red Tide Chronology

November 1946 September 1947: Resort beaches from Tarpon
Springs to Marathon are covered with dead fish, reportedly at a rate
of up to 100 pounds per foot of shoreline. Shortly after local officials
go to Washington to seek federal help, the outbreak is routed by a
Gulf hurricane. University of Miami researchers discover the micro-
organism that is the cause of Red tide and name it Gymnodinium
breve. It is still considered to be the most severe Florida Red Tide on
record.
June December 1952: Red Tide affects a 400 square mile area from
Boea Grande to Sanibel Island; Clearwater Mayor Herbert Brown sug-
gests using Air Force planes to fire-bomb a 150 mile area of dead fish
with napalm to keep them from coming ashore.
September 1953 Summer 1954: Small but persistent Red Tide
blooms occur from Pinellas County south to Sanibel Island, causing a
$3.8 million loss to the tourist industry in Clearwater alone.
September December 1957: Red Tide outbreak results in what are
called "catastrophic mortalities" of marine animals along the coast
from Anclote Keys to Cape Sable. Officials try spraying copper sulfate
from crop dusters planes on gulf waters from Clearwater to Naples,
but discontinue the program because of the high cost and because
the chemical damages other sea life. State prisoners are used to clean
up dead fish at Clearwater Beach.
October 1959: Red Tide kills fish along a 120 mile stretch of the gulf
coast from Clearwater to the Fort Myers area. At Sanibel Island, one
of the hardest hit areas, children are reported to be stacking dead fish
like "cordwood" on the beach.
April 1963: Red Tide observed from Tampa Bay to Marco Island.
Authorities consider it the worst fish kill ever recorded in Tampa Bay.
More than 150 tons of fish are removed from the bay's shorelines,
including a dead 700 pound grouper that floats ashore at Coquina
Key.
July 1964: First documented Red Tide north of Tarpon Springs oc-
curs. The 14,000 square mile bloom is centered in the Apalachee Bay
area and as far south as Piney Point.
August 1967 January 1968: Red Tide first reported 10 miles west
of St. Pete Beach and develops into a major bloom lasting until No-
vember. Fish kills off the Fort Myers area are reported into January.
Officials close Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota and Char-
lotte counties to shell fishing.
May September, 1971: Red Tide first reported in Fort Myers area
and then moves north to Tampa Bay. Lost tourist dollars and clean-
up costs an estimated $20 million. Thousands of dead fish fill Tampa
Bay and wash up into the canals and bayous in St. Petersburg, pri-
marily in the Shore Acres and Snell Isle areas.
January June 1974: Red Tide.first reported in Fort Myers area and
then moves north to Tampa Bay. Tourists resort to wearing gas masks
on the beaches to beat the stench; loss to the tourist industry is esti-
mated at over $15 million. City workers stretch nets across small
bayous in St Petersburg to keep out dead fish and ducks.
January September 1982: Red Tide ranges from Pasco County to
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Second Circuit

Court Report

December 13, 2005
By Carol Noble

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

PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE
WILLIAMS, NORMAN B. JR: Charged with sexual battery upon a child under
12 on January 11, 2005; charged with sexual battery upon a child under 12
on March 29, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case management continued
to February 14. 2006.

ARRAIGNMENT
ALTMAN, VICTOR J: Charged with possession of controlled substance co-
caine on October 1, 2005. Bond was $3,000.00. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not guilty. Case
Management continued to February 14, 2006
BAUCHAM, ROBERT T: Charged with battery on law enforcement officer,
resist officer without violence on November 8, 2005. Bond was $500.00. The
defendant was present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way and entered
a written plea of not guilty dated December 12, 2005. Case Management con-
tinued to February 14, 2006.
BAUCHAM, WILLIE FRED: Charged with grand theft (third degree) on No-
vember 8, 2005; charged with resisting officer with violence on November 8,
2005. Total bond was $2,500.00. The defendant was present in court and
entered a plea of not guilty. Case Management continued to February 14,
2006.
BUZBEE, CHRISTOPHER: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly
weapon on October 30, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of
not guilty. Case Management continued to January 10, 2006.
CROOM, DERRICK B: Charged with burglary of structure on September 12,
2005; charged with grand theft (third degree) on November 7, 2005. Bond was
$7,500.00. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin
Steiger.and entered a plea of not guilty. Case Management continued to Feb-
ruary 14, 2006.
DAVIS, DON L: Charged with flagrant violation of net law on October 30;
2005; possession net larger than 2 inch stretch, possession undersized red
fish on November 22, 2005. Bond was $2,500.00. The defendant was present
in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a written plea of not
guilty dated December 7, 2005. Case Management continued to January 10,
2006.
DAVIS, JOHN MICHAEL: Charged with flagrant violation of net law on Octo-
ber 30, 2005; possession net larger than 2 inch stretch, possession under-
sized red fish on November 22, 2005. Bond was $2,500.00. The defendant was
present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way and entered a plea of not
guilty. Case Management continued to January 10, 2006.
DELACRUZ, OCTAVIO: Charged with possession of controlled substance co-
caine on September 10, 2005. Bond was $1,500.00. The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Attorney Gregory Cummings who entered a written plea of
not guilty dated November 15, 2005. Case Management continued to Febru-
ary 14, 2006.

DELMAIN, MARIANNE: Charged with battery on law enforcement officer,
DUI, refusal to sign citation on October 3, 2005. Bond was $2,000.00. The
defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and en-
tered a plea of no contest. Adjudication withheld on count 1. Adjudicated guilty
on counts 2 & 3.The defendant.was sentenced to 24 months probation with 10
days credit for time served, count 1. The defendant was sentenced to 6 months
probation (concurrent each count); DUI school; substance abuse evaluation
and treatment; 5 year suspended drivers license; 1 year interlock device with
30 day vehicle impound, count 2 & 3. $1.680.00 court costs, fines and fees.
GUELTZOW, WILLIAM S: Charged with felony DUI, driving while license
suspended (felony), and refusal to submit' to balance test on October 1., 2005.
Bond was $15,000.00. The defendant was represented in court by Public De-
fender Kevin Steiger who entered a written plea of not guilty dated December
8, 2005. Case Management continued to February 14, 2006.
HARGROVE, MICHAEL JR: Charged with felony DUI on October 28, 2005.
Bond was $1,500.00. The defendant was present in court and.entered a plea
of not guilt\ Ciase Marnagment continued to February 14. 2006.-


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 who entered a writ-
ten plea of not guilty dated December,. 2005. Case Management continued to
February 14, 2006.
JOYNER, AMY M: Charged with dealing in stolen property on October 16,
2005. Bond was $2,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not guilty. Case Management
continued to February 14, 2006.
KENNEDY, MATTHEW: Charged with possession contraband at county de-
tention facility on October 21, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defen-
dant was present in court and entered a plea of not guilty. A public defender
was appointed. Case Management continued to January 10, 2006.
LARKIN, JENNIFER MICHELLE: Charged with child neglect on October 6,
2005. Bond was $250.00. The defendant was represented in court by Attorney
Ethan Andrew Way who entered a written plea of not guilty dated October 19,
2005. Case Management continued to February 14, 2006.
LEE, RONALD W: Charged with drivingwhile license suspended or revoked
on June 16, 2005. Defendant released on own recognizance. The defendant
was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of
not guilty. Case Management continued to January 10, 2006.
MARTIN, KELVIN A: Charged with sale of controlled substance on November
1, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court
with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way and entered a written plea of not guilty
dated November 23, 2005. Case Management continued to February 14, 2006.
MATHES, GEORGE D: Charged with dealing in stolen property on October
18, 2005. Bond was $2,000.00. The defendant was present in court and en-
tered a plea of not guilty. A public defender was appointed. Case Management
continued to February 14, 2006.
MIXON, JERMY JOSEPH: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly
weapon on October 19, 2005. Bond was $10,000.00. The defendant was present
in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not guilty.
Case Management continued to February 14, 2006.
NEVILLE, MARQUIES D: Charged with lewd or lascivious molestation on
November 2, 2005. Bond was $10,000.00. The defendant did not show up for
court and a capias (warrant for arrest) was issued. The judge recalled capias
on December 14, 2005.
OSBURN, CRYSTAL M: Charged with grand theft motor vehicle on November
2, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not guilty. Case Man-
agement continued to January 10, 2006.
PRINCE, EDWARD J:. Charged with criminal mischief (3rd degree felony) on
October 1, 2005. Bond was $500.00. The defendant did not show up for court.
A capias (warrant for arrest) was issued and bond was forfeited.
PUGH, ELEX D: Charged with possession of controlled substance with intent
to sell or deliver, possession with intent to sell cannabis on November 5, 2005.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Attor-
ney Rachel Chesnut and entered a written plea of not guilty dated November
15, 2005. Case Management continued to February 14, 2006.
RAPACK, MICAH A: Charged with burglary of conveyance, grand theft, criminal
mischief on November 8, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant
was present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way and entered a plea of
no contest. Adjudication withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 48 months
probation; 35 days in jail with 35 days credit for time served; $410.00 court
costs and fines. The defendant also entered a plea of no contest to several
other charges and adjudication was withheld. All probation's will run concur-
rent. Restitution to victim reserved on for 90 days.
SAWYER, FRED ANTHONY: Charged with grand theft motor vehicle on Sep-
tember 30, 2005; grand theft (third degree) on November 17, 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 36 months probation (concurrent]; 75 days in jail
with 75 days credit for time served; substance abuse evaluation and treat-
ment; no illegal drugs or alcohol; $410.00 court costs and fees. Restitution to
victim reserved on for'90 days.
TIPTON, THOMAS TYLER: Charged with resisting officer with violence, felony
DUI, driving while license suspended (felony), attaching tag not assigned, and
refusal to sign summons on October 29, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated.
The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, en-
tered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was
sentenced to 24 months probation (concurrent): 90 days in jail with 45 days
credit for time served; DUI School with substance abuse evaluation and treat-
ment; driving license permanently revoked; $2,040.00 fees and fines. Misde-
meanor cases: 45 days in jail with 45 days credit for time served.
YOUNG, FREDERICK J: Charged with possession of controlled substance,
driving while license suspended (felony) on November 3, 2005. Bond was
$7,.5000. 0The defendant was pres~en in ourl and entered d plea of not giil iv.
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FREEMAN, CHARLES E: Charged with sale of crack cocaine on November
15, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court
by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of not guilty. Case Man-
agement continued to January 10, 2006.
GILLEY, SHARON LESLIE: Charged with unauthorized possession of drivers
license; grand theft (third degree); 11 counts Uttering (passing worthless docu-
ment); 11 counts forgery on November 23, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated.
The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Stelger who
entered a plea of not guilty. Case Management continued to January 10, 2006.
HINSON, MICHELLE NICOLE: Charged two times with sale of crack cocaine
on November 15, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was rep-
resented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way who entered a written plea of
not guilty dated December 12, 2005. Case Management continued to Febru-
ary 14, 2006.
POLK, ANDREW: Charged with sale of crack cocaine on November 15, 2005.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Pub-
lic Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of not guilty. Case Management
continued to January 10, 2006.
PROVENZANO, MICHELE D: Charged with sale of crack cocaine on Novem-
ber 15, 2005. Bond was $25,000.00. The defendant was present in court. A
public defender was appointed. Case Management continued to February 14.
2006.
PROVENZANO, MICHELE D: Charged two times with aggravated child abuse
with deadly weapon on September 29. 2005. Case Management continued to
February 14, 2006.
STARKEY, GREG L: Charged with purchase controlled substance cocaine on
November 15, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present
in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way, entered a plea of no contest and
was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 24 months probation
(concurrent); 50 days in jail with 28 days credit for time served; substance
abuse evaluation and treatment; random urinalysis for alcohol or illegal drugs;
$535.00 court cost, fines and fees.
STRONG, WILLIAM A: Charged with sale of crack cocaine on November 15,
2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court
by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of not guilty. Case Man-
agement continued to January 10, 2006.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION ARRAINGMENT
COULTER,: JAMES EARL: Charged with attempted burglary of dwelling on
April 28, 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 January 10, 2006.
COX, SHELLEY D: Charged with resisting officer with violence on August 13,
2005. Bond was $2,500.00. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of denial. Case Management con-
tinued to February 14, 2006.
DANIELS, LOREAL L: Charged with forgery on April 28, 2005. Defendant
was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender
Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of denial. Case Management continued to
January 10, 2005.
DOUDS, MICHAEL: Charged with possession of controlled substance, pos-
session of cannabis on November 6. 2004. 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
adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 90 days in jail with 37 days credit for time
served; probation re-instated with any conditions not met, re-imposed.
HUBART, ROBERT J: Charged with sale of controlled substance on October
24, 2003. 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 January 10. 2006.
LANGLEY, MICHAEL SHAWN: Charged with obtain or attempt to obtain con-
trolled substance by fraud on November 23, 2004. Defendant was incarcer-
ated. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger,
admitted being in violation and was found in violation of probation. The defen-
dant was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 164 days in jail with 164 days
credit for time served; probation re-instated. Any conditions not met, re-im-
posed.
MESSER, WAYNE B: Charged with forgery altering check, uttering a forged
instrument on June 9, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of
denial. Case Management continued to January 10, 2006.
RICHARDS, JOSEPH D: Charged with grand theft on January 5, 2005. De-
fendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Public
Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of denial. Case Management con-
tinued to January 10, 2006.
RHODES, QUINNALAND J. JR: Charged with sale of controlled substance;
aggravated battery with deadly .wapon on'September' 14, 2004. 'Defendant.
was incarcerated. The defendant'was present! in'court with Attorney Ethan
Andrew Way and entered a plea of denial. CaseManagement continued to
February 14, 2006.
WILLIAMS, ROGER GABRIEL: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly
weapon; sale of controlled substance; aggravated battery great bodily harm on
January 2, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented
in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of denial. Case
Management continued to January 10, 2006.
ANDERSON, RICKY DALE: Charged with burglary of a structure, grand theft
(third degree) on May 10, 1998. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant
was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea
of denial. Case Management continued to January 10, 2006.
GRIGGS, QUINNELLA: Charged with sale of controlled substance; sale of
substance in lieu of cocaine oh August 21, 2003. Defendant was incarcerated.
The defendant was present in court and entered a plea of denial. A public
defender was appointed. Case Management continued to January 10. 2006.


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PUBLIC NOTICE

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
SPublic Information Meeting

Protective Restoration of US 98
US 98 between Eastpoint and Carrabelle in Franklin County, Florida
Financial Project ID Number: 419487-2-52-01

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will conduct a Public
Information Meeting on proposed protective restoration efforts to US 98
between Eastpoint and Carrabelle in Franklin County, Florida. The meeting will
be held Tuesday, January 10, 2006, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (EST) at the Eastpoint
Volunteer Fire & Rescue Station, 24 6th Street, Eastpoint, Florida 32328.

In order to restore US 98 to a survivable condition which provides a reasonable
level of protection from the frequent storm events, the FDOT is planning to con-
struct protective features on the south side of US 98. This will include a retain-
ing wall and/or an articulating block matt and guardrail. All proposed construc-
tion will take place within either existing right of way or easements. The total
project length is approximately 19 miles.

This meeting is being conducted'to afford interested persons an opportunity to
preview project plans for protective restoration to US 98 between Eastpoint and
Carrabelle. The meeting will be informal and will follow an "open house" for-
mat, FDOT representatives will be available to answer questions. Comments are
welcome and forms will be provided. There will not be a formal presentation or
public testimony period.

All interested persons are asked to participate. This meeting will be held in con-
formance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Persons
requiring special accommodations should contact Jim Kapinos, FDOT Design
Project Manager, 1074 Highway 90, Chipley, Florida, at least seven (7) days
before the meeting. His telephone number is (888) 638-0250, ext. 430 and e-mail
address is jim.kaoinos@dot.state.fl.us. If you have any questions about the meet-
ing or the project, please feel free to contact Jim or Tommie Speights, FDOT
Public Information Director, toll-free at (888) 638-0250, ext. 208. His mailing
address is 1074 Highway 90, Chipley, Florida, 32428 and e-mail address is: tom-
mie.speiqhts@dot.state.fl.us.

This meeting is being held to afford all citizens the right to understand the proj-
ect and comment on concerns to the Department. The meeting is being held to
comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title VIII of the Civil
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RAULERSON, MARTY: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon
' on October 29. 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present
Sin court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of denial. Case
Management continued to January 10, 2006.

]DISPOSITION
SBARRACK, HARVEY S: Charged with sale of controlled substance; posses-
sion of controlled substance on April 9, 2005. The defendant was not present
in court. Case Management continued to Disposition on February 14, 2006.
TOMLIN, JENNIFER MARIE: Charged with uttering a forged instrument on
July 15. 2002; grand theft on January 12, 2005. The defendant was not present
in court. Case Management continued to February 14, 2006.

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, entered a plea of no
contest to a lesser charge of sexual battery (2nd degree) and was adjudicated
guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 160 days in jail with 160 days credit
for time served; 3 years probation; $762.00 court costs, fines and fees. Resti-
tution reserved on for 90 days.
AMISON, JAMES STEWART: Charged with felony battery; criminal mischief
on May 17, 2005. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was present in court
with Attorney J. Gordon Shuler, entered a plea of no contest to lesser charge
of Ist degree misdemeanor battery and was adjudicated guilty. Disposition
continued to February 14, 2006.
BANKS, JAMES 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 represented in court by Attorney Gregory
Cummings. Case Management continued to January 10, 2006.
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 January 10. 2006.
BILBO, BRIAN: Charged with sexual battery upon a child under 12 on Sep-
tember 19, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented
in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Management continued to Janu-
ary 10. 2006.
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
,January 10, 2006.
BOONE, DANIEL RAY: Charged with flagrant violation of net law; possession
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 represented in court by
Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to January 10,
2006.
BROWN, RICHARD CALVIN: Charged with forgery; uttering (passing worth-
less document) on April 20. 2001. 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 terminated. The
defendant was sentenced to 18 months in prison with 240 days credit for time
served. Costs reduced to civil judgment.
BUZBEE, CHRISTOPHER: Charged with burglary of a structure on Septem-
ber 6, 2001; 4 counts uttering (passing worthless document) on May 6, 1999.
The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Case Management continued to January 10, 2006.
CALDWELL, JOHN ROBLEY JR: Charged with possession of controlled sub-
stance cocaine on July 27, 2005. Bond was $10,000.00. The defendant was
represented in court by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler. Case Management contin-
ued to February 14, 2006.
CARGILL, GEORGE FREDERICK: Charged with 3 counts possession of con-
trolled substance with intent to sell or deliver, possession of firearm by con-
victed felon on March 2, 2005. Charged with driving while license suspended
(felony) on May 21, 2005. Total bond was $56,500.00. The defendant was rep-
resented in, court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Management contin-
ued to February 14. 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 Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Manage-
ment continued to Violation of Probation Hearing on January 10, 2006.
COGBURN, JOEY C: Charged with 2 counts of forgery. 2 counts uttering
(passing worthless document) on October 8, 2002. Defendant was incarcer-
ated. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger,
admitted being in violation and was found in violation of probation. Probation
revoked and terminated. Costs reduced to judgment.
COGBURN, JOSEPH C: Charged with burglary of a dwelling, two counts
dealing in stolen property on June 28, 2003; charged with burglary of a dwell-
ing, 2 counts dealing stolen property on August 6, 2003. The defendant admit-
ted being in violation and was found in violation of probation. Probation re-
voked. The defendant was sentenced to 36 months probation (concurrent);
random urinalysis for no alcohol or illegal drugs; all conditions re-imposed;
must testify truthfully in another case.
COOPER, ROBERT A: Charged with arson first degree on August 9, 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 36 months in prison; 36 months probation;
random tests for alcohol and drugs; substance abuse evaluation and treat-
ment; restitution to victim after prison time.
CREAMER, BOBBY GENE: Charged with driving while license suspended
(felony) on May 20, 2005. Bond was $1,500.00. The defendant was present in
court with Attorney J. Gordon Shuler. Case Management continued to Febru-
ary 14, 2006.
DANIELS, ADRIAN L: Charged with sale of controlled substance on May 20,
2005. Bond was $25,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Attor-
ney Rachel Chesnut. Case Management continued to February 14, 2006.
DANIELS, JAMES IVAN JR: Charged with flagrant violation of net law on
February 3, 2005. Defendant released on own recognizance. 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 of net larger than 2 inch stretch on February 25, 2005. Bond was $200.00.
The defendant was present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case
Management continued to January 10, 2006.


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DEAN, CHARLES R: Charged with possession of controlled substance on
March 28, 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 sen-
tenced to 18 months in prison with credit for time already served. Costs re-
duced to civil judgment.
DEJUAN, PEDRO JUAN: Charged with sexual battery by familial or custodial
authority on July 7, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management con-
tinued to January 10, 2006.
DILLON, ROBERT J: Charged with trafficking in controlled substance on
January 30, 2004. 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.
DILLON, ROBERT J: Charged with manslaughter by auto culp negligence,
two counts DUI with serious injuries on March 9, 1998. The defendant was
represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Violation of Probation
Hearing set for January 10, 2006.
EBY, GEORGE W: Charged with DUI manslaughter on September 23, 2005.
Bond was $2,500.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney J.
Gordon Shuler. Case Management continued to March 14, 2006.
EMSWILER, GEORGE I: Charged with 7 counts worthless check over 150
dollars on February 3, 2005; August 8, 2005; September 12, 2005. Defendant
was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender
Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to February 14, 2006.
GOODIN, CHARLES L: Charged with 2 counts burglary of a conveyance,
burglary of a structure, 3 counts grand theft on September 4, 2002. Defen-
dant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Public De-
fender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued .to Violation of Probation
Hearing on January 10, 2006.
GORDON, WARDELL C: 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. Case Management continued to January 10, 2006.
GORSKI, THOMAS A: Charged with driving while license suspended (felony)
on June 15. 2002; charged with possession of controlled substance on July
22, 2003; charged with fighting or baiting animals on March 5, 2004. Defen-
dant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Ethan
Andrew Way, admitted being in violation and was found in violation of proba-
tion. Probation revoked and terminated.
GORSKI, THOMAS A: Charged with sale of controlled substance, possession
of controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver on February 16, 2005.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Attor-
ney Ethan Andrew Way, entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated
guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 84 months in.prison (suspended); 300
days in jail with 300 days credit for time served. 24 months drug offender
probation and 24 months regular probation. (concurrent); $535.00 court costs,
fees and fines.
GRAY, TRINA D: Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude officer,
driving while license suspended (felony), resisting officer without violence on
April 7, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in
court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to Feb-
ruary 14, 2006.
GREEN, ROBERT CORBETT: Charged with driving while license perma-
nently revoked on July 23, 2005. Bond was $1,000.00. The defendant was
represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management con-
tinued to January 10, 2006.
GRIFFIN, DANIELLE J: Charged with burglary of a dwelling, grand theft on
April 12, 2005. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was represented in court
by Attorney John C. Kenny. Pre-trial Conference set for January 10, 2006.
HICKS, MILAN E: Charged with possession of controlled substance on June
30, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation was found in
violation of probation and adjudicated guilty. Probation revoked. The defen-
dant was sentenced to 24 months probation; 90 days in jail with 68 days
credit for time served; substance abuse evaluation and treatment; random
urinalysis. Any conditions not met, re-imposed.
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, entered a plea of no contest. Disposition set for March 14, 2006.
JOSEPH, KAYLA DENISE: Charged with possession with intent to sell can-
nabis, possession of cannabis on May 20, 2005. Bond was $50,000.00. The
defendant was present in court with Attorney Robert Culpepper II. Case Man-
agement 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 January 10, 2006.
KORNEGAY, ALBERT: C hl.,r;d with'grandtheft (third degree) on August 25,
2005. Defendant released on own recognizance. The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Attorney John H. St)sma. Case Management continued to
February 14, 2005.
LADNER, KATHERINE DIANE: Charged with possession of controlled sub-
stance without prescription; DUI; possession legend drug without prescrip-
tion; possession of cannabis; possession of drug paraphernalia on May 22,
2005. Bond was $1,465.00.The defendant was not present in court. Case
Management continued to January 10, 2006.
LATTIMORE, ROBERT CHARLES: Charged with felony fleeing or attempt to
elude: possession with intent to sell cannabis; possession of controlled sub-
stance on August 13, 2005. Bond was $60,000.00. The defendant was present
in court. Case Management continued to January 10, 2006.
LEE, RONALD W: Charged with driving while license suspended (felony) on
June 21, 2005; charged with grand theft (third degree) on March 22, 1988.
Defendant released on own recognizance. The defendant was present in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to January
10.2006.
LOWERY, CHIQUITA L: Charged with gitand theft on January 21, 2005. Bond
was $1,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin
Steiger. Case Management continued toiFebruary 14, 2006.
MARTIN, KELVIN A: Charged two 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. Case Management continued to February 14,
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MAU, COREY K: Charged with abuse of elderly person on January 23, 2004.
Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was represented in court by Public De-
fender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to January 10, 2006.
MCANALLY, DAVID E: Charged two times with sale of controlled substance
on August 5, 2005. Total bond was $50,000.00.The defendant was present in
court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Management continued to Feb-
ruary 14. 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 January
10,2006.
MOORE, KATIE NICOLE: Charged with 3 counts possession of controlled
substance with intent to sell or deliver on March 2, 2005. Bond was $2,500.00.
The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case
Management continued to February 14, 2006.
NEALY, STANLEY LEMARK: Charged with driving while license suspended
(felony) on May 19, 2005. Bond was $250.00. The defendant was present in
court with Attorney Martin L. Black and entered a plea of no contest. Ad udi-
cation withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 18 months probation; 1 day
in jail with 1 day credit for time served: $370.00 court costs.
NOWLING, JENNY: Charged with possession with intent to sell cannabis on
June 9, 2005; charged with sale of controlled substance on June 24, 2005.
Total bond was $35,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to January 10, 2006.
OQUIN, WILLIE: Charged with escape on April 13, 2005. Defendant was
incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin
Steiger. Case Management continued to January 10, 2006.
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 present in court with Public De-
fender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation and was found in violation of
probation. Probation modified to include substance abuse evaluation and treat-
ment.
POOL, FRANKLIN R. II: Charged with sale of controlled substance on June
24, 2005. Bond was $25,000.00. The defendant was represented in court by
Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to February 14,
2006.
RANDOLPH, MANUEL JR: Charged with grand theft on January 13, 2005.
Bond was $7,125.00. The defendant was present in court with Public De-
fender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to February 14, 2006.
RANKIN, CHERRY LYNN: Charged with grand theft (third degree) on October
7, 2005. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way
and entered a plea of no contest. Adjudication withheld. The defendant was
sentenced to 150 hours community service; 1 day in jail with 1 day credit for
time served; 2 years probation; $370.00 court costs.
ROBERTS, JAMES LEEHASKELL: Charged with flagrant violation of net
law; possession 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 January 10, 2006..
RUCKER, KENNETH R: Charged with purchase controlled substance co-
caine; fleeing attempting to elude police officer on September 1, 2005. Bond
was $10,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Ethan
Andrew Way. Case Management continued to January 10. 2006.
RUSSELL, CHARLES FORREST: Charged with driving while license sus-
pended (felony) on July 29, 2005. Bond was $500.00.The defendant was rep-
resented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management contin-
tied to January 10, 2006.
SANDERS, ANTHONY: Charged with 3 counts delivery of controlled sub-
stance; 3 counts false report to law enforcement officer on August 10, 2004.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by At-
torney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Management continued to January 10, 2006.
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 of store; charged with felony fleeing or
attempting to elude officer on October 1, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated.
Case Managemert continued to February 14, 2006.
SMITH, JESSE G. JR: Charged with possession of controlled substance with
intent to sell or deliver on February 16, 2005. Bond was $5,000.00, The defen-
dant was present in court with Attorney Gregory Cummings. Case Manage-
ment continued to February 14. 2006.
SMITH, WILLIE LEE: Charged with resisting officer with violence on March
1, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court
by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-trial Conference set for February 14,
2006.
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. Case Management
continued to January, 10, 2006. ....
STARKEY, GREG L: Charged with purchase controlled substance cocaine on
August 25. 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way, entered a plea of no contest and was
adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 24 months probation (con-
current); 50 days in jail with credit for time served; $510.00 court costs, fees
and fines.

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SUDDETH, GLENN L. JR: Charged with possession of controlled substance
cocaine: resisting officer without violence on June 3, 2005. Bond was
$11,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Rachel Chesnut.
Case Management continued to February 14, 2006.

SUGGS, KRISTOPHER M: Charged with burglary of a dwelling; grand theft of
a firearm on June 15. 2004. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger admitted being in violation and was found in violation
of probation. Probation was re-instated, modified to continue drug treatment.

THOMPSON, JESSE JAMES: Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to
elude officer on September 3, 2005. Bond was $500.00. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management con-
tinued to February 14. 2006.

TIMMONS, CHESTER L: Charged with possession of controlled substance;
possession drug paraphernalia on August 31, 2005. Defendant released on
own recognizance. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender
Kevin Steiger. Jurisdiction transferred to Leon County 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
February 14. 2006.

VONIER, BROOK J: Charged with grand theft on June 1, 2002; charged with
aggravated battery great bodily harm on March 19, 2003; charged with grand
theft (third degree) on August 22. 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The de-
fendant was represented in court by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler. Case Man-
agement continued to February 14, 2006.

WALKER, DANIEL WILLIAM: Charged with flagrant violation of net law; pos-
session net larger than 2 inch stretch on October 24, 2004. Bond was $1,000.00.
The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Case Management continued to January 10, 2006.

WALLACE, ALFRED OLIVER: Charged 3 times with burglary of conveyance;
3 times grand theft (third degree); burglary of conveyance while armed; 3 times
grand theft of firearm; petit theft on August 19, 2005. Defendant was incar-
cerated. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way
and entered a plea of no contest. Adjudication withheld. The defendant was
sentenced to 48 months probation (concurrent); 150 days in jail with 118 days
credit for time served. Restitution reserved on for 90 days.

WEBSTER, ANGELA T: Charged with possession with intent to sell can-
nabis; possession of controlled substance on August 13, 2005. Bond was
$5,500.00. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin
Steiger. Case Management continued to February 14. 2006.

WHITE, JOSEPH E: Charged with possession of controlled substance co-
caine: charged with sale of controlled substance on August 5, 2005. Total
bond was $57,500.00. The defendant was present in court with Public De-
fender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to January 10, 2006.

WILLIAMS, ALBERT: Charged with possession of controlled substance with
intent to sell or deliver on August 25, 2005. Bond was $25,000.00. The defen-
dant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Manage-
ment continued to February 14. 2006.

WILLIAMS, MARTALIUS DEMETRIUS: Charged with possession of controlled

substance cocaine: possession more than twenty grams cannabis: undersize
drum; possession undersize black drum on August 15, 2005. Bond was
$5,500.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Dennis E. Boothe,
entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was
sentenced. Counts 3 & 4 to time already served; counts 1 & 2 to 24 months
probation, 30 days in jail, substance abuse evaluation and treatment if needed,
random urinalysis for drugs and alcohol. $470.00 court costs and fees.

WILSON, PAUL DENNIS: Charged with possession of controlled substance
cocaine on July 28, 2005. Bond was $10.000.00. The defendant was present
in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to
January 10, 2006.

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
twenty grams on May 18, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant
was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management
continued to January 10, 2006.

HEARINGS

FICHERA, TILDEN LEE: Motion to re-depose witness. Motion granted.

HENDERSON, MICHAEL: Motion for early termination of probation. Restitu-
tion to victim, now a civil judgment. Probation terminated.

JOSEPH, KAYLA DENISE: Motion to suppress hearing. Motion denied.

CHAMBLEY, RONALD W:. .Motion, for pre-trial.release.. Motion granted... ::i'

CREAMER, MARK DEVIN: Motion for early termination of probation; Motion
granted.


LUNAN, HUGH NORRIS: Motion for pre-trial release. Motion granted with
bond of $1,000.00.

MAXWELL, JOSH EDWARD: Motion to revoke bond. Motion granted.

PROVENZANO, MICHELE D: Motion to revoke bond. Motion denied.

PUGH, ELEX D: Motion for pre-trial release. Motion granted with bond of
$50,000.00.

STEPHENS, MELVIN BERNARD: Motion for pre-trial release. Motion granted
with $15,000.00 bond and 6pm to 6am curfew.

BANKS, RICKY: Motion to modify conditions of pre-trial release. Motion granted
to allow oystering, no nets on-boat.

DANIELS, LOREAL L: Motion for pre-trial release or reasonable bail. Motion
denied.

DAVIS, JOHN MICHAEL: Motion to modify conditions of pre-trial release.
Motion granted to allow oystering. No nets on boat.

GILLEY, SHARON LESLIE: Motion for pre-trial release or reasonable bail.
Motion granted for $55,000.00 bond.

HINSON, MICHELLE NICOLE: Motion to reduce bail. Motion granted for
$10,000.00 bond and 6pm to 6am curfew.

ROBERTS, JAMES LEEHASKELL: Motion to modify conditions of pre-trial
release. Motion granted to allow oystering. No nets on boat.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION HEARING

KITTS, STACY L: Charged with sale of controlled substance on October 13,
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. The defendant was sentenced to 41 days in jail with 41
days credit for time served. Probation re-instated. The State to drop all charges
for a misdemeanor charge.



Red Tide from Page 4

Naples, killing 39 manatees in the Caloosahatchee River area in Feb-
ruary and March.

September 1986 March 1987: Red Tide blooms as far as 79 miles
offshore. Shell fishing banned in counties from Pinellas southward to
Lee, including Hillsborough County.

March May 1989: Red Tide outbreak occurs on Pinellas and Mana-
tee beaches, killing thousands of fish and rendering shellfish poison-
ous in the two county area.

July August 1991: Red Tide begins in Sarasota and Manatee coun-
ties and slowly moves north to the Pinellas beaches. Harvesting shell-
fish, oysters and clams anywhere along the West Florida shoreline is
banned.

September 1992 January 1993: Shell fishing areas from Charlotte
to Pinellas counties are closed as a result of two Red Tide outbreaks,
one in September and one in November.

September 1994 April 1996: Longest Red Tide Bloom recorded.
Present in varying concentrations from Tarpon Springs to the Keys
throughout an 18 month period.

October 1997- March 1998: Moderate bloom with shell fishing bed
closures and dead fish from Charlotte Harbor to Venice.

December 1999 May 2000: Moderate bloom with shell fishing bed
closures from Charlotte Harbor to Key West. Some patches of dead
fish reported.

August 2001 September 2002: Moderate to high bloom with mas-
sive fish kills and respiratory irritation from St. Pete to Charlotte Har-
bor.

November 2002 December 2002: Moderate to high bloom with fish
kills and severe irritation along the Vero Beach to Cape Canaveral.

February 2003 October 2003: Moderate to high bloom with fish
kills and severe irritation along from Tarpon Springs to Marco Island.

January 2004 February 2004: Moderate to high bloom with some
fish kills and irritation along the West Coast of Florida from Indian
Rocks Beach to Englewood. :

January 2005 ???:. Moderate to high bloom w\th fish kills and irri-
lation from Tampa Ba\ to Ft. MyerslBeach . .


Coming In February 2006,



New Duplex For Rent

A new duplex, with two bedrooms each, will become available for rent on a six-

month or one-year lease at the Chronicle compound, at 33 Begonia Street,

Eastpoint beginning February 1, 2006. Each apartment is 1600 square feet. The

property will be managed by John Strickland of Lighthouse Realty (St. George

Island, 850-927-2821). Call him for details. On Eastpoint water and sewer; brand

new appliances including stove, dishwasher, disposal, refrigerator, washer and

dryer all General Electric. Heat pump for heating and cooling.


Rent = $800 per month, unfurnished. First and last months rent due upon signing of

the lease; damage deposit required. Small animals are permitted. The building is

paired with another duplex, and surrounded with chain link fence, creating a one-

acre kennel.


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ABOVE: Exterior view of
the new duplex.


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Lighthouse

Realty

- Of St. George


e Island, Inc.


Call John Strickland at

(850) 927-2821


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Pay The County Bills


The Franklin County Commission approved the expenditure o
$1,187,817.35 at their January 3, 2006 meeting. The bills are listed
as follows, published for the Board by the County Finance Office.


ACS GOVT FINANCIAL SYSTEM
12/30/2005 15:
BANK VENDOR
BANK GENERAL BANK ACCOUNT


.04090
001670
.04083
.04084
.04085
.04086
.04088
002066
S000255
000222
'002172
.04082
.04087
.04089
.04150
002281
001000
000860
.04152
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.04092
000194
002420
002418
000547
.04094
.04095
.04098
.04099
001731
002210
001226
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.04153
.04096
.04093
.04100
001849
002439
.04103
.04104
.04108
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.04106
.04107
002005
001518
.04105
.04109
.04110
.04111
001921
.04112
002112
001206
001830
000184
002429
.04114
.04115
.04116
.04118
.04121
.04122
.04125
002285
.04113
.04117
.04119
.04120
.04123
.04124
000138
000140
,000635
.04131
002417
.04130
.04126
.04127
.04128
.04129
000273
000143
.04132
.04133
002329
.04134
000283
001805
.04135
000429
002437
002305
000777
002438
.04136
.04137
000149
002330
002164
000310
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002421
001702
002160
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001028
.04143
.04144
.04145
.04146
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001725
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GENERAL


Check Register


ALLISON LEWIS
ALLTEL
AMERIGAS
AMERIGAS
AMERIGAS
AMERIGAS
AMERIGAS
ANREP
APALACHEE CENTER, INC
APALACHEE REGIONAL PLAN
APALACHICOLA ACE HARDWARE
APALACHICOLA STATE BANK
APALACHICOLA STATE BANK
APALACHICOLA STATE BANK
APALACHICOLA STATE BANK
ARAMARK
BAKER AND TAYLOR
BCC LOCAL HOUSING ASSIST
BEN WATKINS
BENEFICIAL
BENEFICIAL FINANCE
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD O
BOATWRIGHT/SHAWN
BROWN/ALLISON
C.W. ROBERTS CONTRACTING
CAPITAL CITY BANK
CAPITAL CITY BANK
CAPITAL CITY BANK
CAPITAL CITY BANK
CDW GOVERNMENT, INC.
CERTIFIED PLUMBING &
CIEGA, INC.
CITIFINANCIAL
CITY OF APALACHICOLA
CITY OF CARRABELLE
COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK
COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK
DELL MARKETING L.P.
DIVERSIFIED EXECUTIVE
EASTPOINT REDEVELOPMENT
EASTPOINT REDEVELOPMENT
EASTPOINT WATER & SEWER
EASTPOINT WATER & SEWER
EDWARD DUCKER
EMERALD COAST FEDERAL
EMERALD COAST FEDERAL
EMERGYSTAT INC
EPSILON SIGMA PHI

EVEREADY GAS
EVEREADY GAS
EVEREADY GAS
EVEREADY GAS
FLORIDA COMBINED LIFE IN
FRANKLIN AMERICAN
FREIGHTLINER OF TAMPA LL
FRIENDS OF FRANKLIN COUN
GANDER AUTO PARTS
GIBBS/DORIS S.
GIBSON/REBECCA D
GREEN TREE
GREEN TREE
GREEN TREE
GREEN TREE
GREEN TREE
GREEN TREE
GREEN TREE
GULF COAST AGGREGATES LL
GULF STATE
GULF STATE
GULF STATE
GULF STATE
GULF STATE
GULF STATE
GULFSIDE I.G.A. (APALACH
H & B INDUSTRIES, INC.
HARRIS,JR./JAMES A.
HERITAGE & SOUTHERN
HICKS/SABRINA
HOMECOMING FINANCIAL
HOUSING AUTHORITY
HOUSING AUTHORITY
HOUSING AUTHORITY
HOUSING AUTHORITY
HUNT INSURANCE GROUP
JACKSON AUTO PARTS & ACE
JEFFERESON CO FIRE RESCU
JIM NATIONS
JOHNSON/MARCIA M.
JOSEPH COOPER
KELLEY FUNERAL HOME
KING'S PLUMBING
LEANNA SPEARS
LEITZ OFFICE PRODUCTS
LEON COUNTY BOCC
LUBRICATION ENGINEERS IN
MAHAN JR./WILLIAM T.
MARSHALL MARINE FIBERGLA
MID-STATE HOMES INC
MID-STATE HOMES INC
MILLER MARINE, INC.
MOCK/MIKE
MYRON CORPORATION
NATIONAL BUSINESS FURNIT
NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE
NEFF RENTAL INC
OFFICE OF THE STATE ATTO
PAGE/LISA
PAPERDIRECT, INC.
PAUL'S PEST CONTROL, INC
PEAVY & SON CONSTRUCTION
PENDLETON/DORIS B.
PEOPLES FIRST
PITNEY BOWES
POUNCEY/PAULA
PROGRESS ENERGY
FJ^:,CrE; ElirLE .."'' r-L,:, iL.,%
'.'. [ L t ,.'"; l ', F.%lT [ II
REDDY ICE-ALBANY
RING POWER CORPORATION
SCOTT/WILLIAM E.
SHULER/THOMAS M.
SIGNWAREHOUSE.COM
SPIRIT SERVICES COMPANY
ST.JOE RENT-ALL, INC.
STANDARD INSURANCE COMPA
TAYLOR'S BUILDING SUPPLY
TERMINIX
THE BANK
THE LIBRARY STORE, INC.
TIRE DISPOSAL SERVICES
TYNDALL FED CREDIT UNION
TYNDALL FED CREDIT UNION
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
US BANK HOME MORTGAGE
,USDA-RD
VANDERBILT MORTGAGE
VANDERBILT MORTGAGE
VANDERBILT MORTGAGE
VANDERBILT MORTGAGE.
VIKING OFFICE PRODUCTS
WASTE MANAGEMENT OF PC'
WELLS FARGO

ZEE MEDICAL SERVICE COMP
BANK ACCOUNT


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FUND RECAP:
FUND DESCRIPTION

001 GENERAL FUND
120 FINE AND FORFEITURE
137 FRANKLIN CO PUBLIC LIBRARY
140 ROAD AND BRIDGE
141 LOGT ROAD PAVING
142 MOSQUITO CONTROL
180 AFFORD.HOUSING ASSIST TRUST
'TO'AL ALL FUNDS


BANK RECAP:
BANK NAME

BANK GENERAL BANK ACCOUNT
TOTAL ALL BANKS


Karens Deli ... -'

Dine In and Take Out .

Boar's Head Subs
Blue Bell Ice Cream .
Homemade Salads -. .

191 U.S. Highway 98
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(Behind Car Wash) j ;a-
Phone: 670-8717 z ;F.4iaL











SAllyn Jasper,

Realtor






REALTOR'

Boat Storage: Located .
at Posten Bayou next to -
the Carrabelle Boat Club
offers you the best of
both worlds. You can
have your home on the bayou and boat storage is next door.
Weekends couldn't get better with the best fishing around just
minutes away. $429,000.


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


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


Email: allynj@florida-beach.com


GL5


CHECK# DATE


34235 01/03/06
34236 01/03/06
34237 01/03/06
34238 01/03/06
34239 01/03/06
34240 01/03/06
34241 01/03/06
34242 01/03/06
34243 01/03/06
34244 01/03/06
34245 01/03/06
34246 01/03/06
34247 01/03/06
34248 01/03/06
34249 01/03/06
34250 01/03/06
34251 01/03/06
34252 01/03/06
34253 01/03/06
34254 01/03/06
34255 01/03/06
34256 01/03/06
34257 01/03/06
34258 01/03/06
34259 01/03/06
34260 01/03/06
34261 01/03/06
34262 01/03/06
34263 01/03/06
34264 01/03/06
34265 01/03/06
34266 01/03/06
34267 01/03/06
34268 01/03/06
34269 01/03/06
34270 01/03/06
34271 01/03/06
34272 01/03/06
34273 01/03/06
34274 01/03/06
34275 01/03/06
34276 01/03/06
34277 01/03/06
34278 01/03/06
34279 01/03/06
34280 01/03/06
34281 01/03/06
34282 01/03/06

34283 01/03/06
34284 01/03/06
34285 01/03/06
34286 01/03/06
34287 01/03/06
34288 01/03/06
34289 01/03/06
34290 01/03/06
34291 01/03/06
34292 01/03/06
34293 01/03/06
34294 0103/06
34295 01/03/06
34296 0103/06
34297 01/03/06
34298 01/03/06
34299 01/03/06
34300 01/03/06
34301 01/03/06
34302 01/03/06
34303 01/03 06
34304 01 03/06
34305 01/03/06
34306 01 03/06
34307 01 03/06
34308 01/03 06
34309 01/03/06
34310 01 03 06
34311 01/03 06
34312 01/03 06
34313 01/03 06
34314 01/03/06
'34315 01/03/06
34316 01/03/06
34317 01/03/06
34318 01/03/06
34319 01/03/06
34320 01/03/06
34321 01/03/06
34322 01/03/06
34323 01/03 06
34324 01/03/06
34325 01/03/06
34326 01/03/06
34327 01/03/06
34328 01/03/06
34329 01/03/06
34330 01/03/06
34331 01/03/06
34332 01/03/06
34333 01/03/06
34334 01/03/06
34335 01/03/06
34336 01/03/06
34337 01/03/06
34338 01/03/06
34339 01/03/06
34340 01/03/06
34341 01/03/06
34342 01/03/06
34343 01/03/06
34344 01/03/06
34345 01/03/06
34346 01/03/06
34347 01/03/06
34348 01/03/06
34349 01 03/06
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34353, p01/03/06
34352 01/03/06
34353'01/03/06
34354 01/03/06
34355 01/03/06
34356 01/03/06
34357 01/03/06
34358 01/03/06
34359 01/03/06
34360 01/03/06
34361 01/03/06
34362 01/03/06
34363 01/03/06
34364 01/03/06
34365 01/03/06
34366 01/03/06
34367 01/03/06
34368 01/03/06
34369 01/03/06
34370 01/03/06
34371 01/03/06
34372 01/03/06
34373 01/03/06

34376 01/03/06
34377 01/03/06
34378 01/03/06

34379 01/03/06


FRANKLIN COUNTY
540R-V06.60 PAGE 1
AMOUNT


1,400.00
121.76,
259.25
326.14
200.00
110.00
500.00
50.00
2,033.33
1,250.00
168.73
868.21
485.94
1,165.10
201.62
528.19
283.62
1,200.00
210.15
300.00
282.30
78,268.20
395.00
640.00
102,547.24
400.00
500.00
292.41
390.01
184.10
11.43
1,352.32
424.58
802.46
843.41
200.00
255.00
98.01
32,907.82
400.00
225.00
310.60
321.80
348.70 1
220.00
300.00
15,500.00
50.00

159.96
51.37,
300.00
262.00
7,318.36
415.21
234.80
708.24
713.09
18,457.00
1,005.00
500.00 -,
379.29
484.20
504.22
314.84
255.66
209.22
541.24
183.86 6,
302.06
279.08
284.55
276.56
303.51 "'
195.66
86.18
41,724.00
96.00
641.50
601.58 ,'
500.00
435.00
300.00
402.00
1,707.48
16.98
7,741.02
300.00
27,047.00
500.00
820.00
281.00
500.00
17.50
*2,157.35
676.20
283.38
265.00
535.82,
437.30
338.78
604,743.00
212.75
655.00
1,608.18
4,830.00
798.52
671.00
162.83
60.00
1,890.00
157,067.00
225.14
1,398.00
180.00

4.3m,1 i
: 083. 8 8 '
' ;'J 1'" 1, i ;' : '
., *-'
37.46
210.76
274.32
4,651.50
924.00
436.43
215.59
585.00
385.61
542.00
373.32
395.87
1,655.00
524.83
150.00
101.00
332.40
354.41
500.00
462.67
336.48
273.04
129.79
827.67
1,468.08

146.25
1,187,817.35' ***'




DISBURSEMENTS-

369,910.74 '
646,981.62
4,796.64
12,308.26 '
102,547.24
361.96'-
50,910.89
1,187,817.35


DISBURSEMENTS

1,187,817.35
1,187,817.35






Panhandle


Players


Prepare For


Annual Revue


Tom Adams will once again direct,
the musical portion of the Annual:
revue and for the first time Royce
Rolstad will direct the dramatic
portion. The theme of this year's,
Annual Revue is Route 66, (the
highway that ran from Illinois to
California with an accompanying
theme song). The Annual revue
will be performed February 10 &
11 at 8 p.m. and February 12 at 3
p.m. Also for the first time the'
Panhandle Players will perform,
the Revue on stage at Carrabelle
High School.

As always the Players are looking:
for singers, dancers, musicians,
comics, actors and welcome thosq
talented in any and all areas of
entertainment. The Revue has al-
ways been a potpourri of talent
with entertainers of all ages par-
ticipating.


If anyone missed .the Cast Call
scheduled for Thursday, January
5, 7 p.m. at the Eastpoint Fire
House they may contact either one
of the directors. Tom Adams can'
be reached at 927-2670 and Royce
Rolstad is available during the day;
at 927-2414 and evenings at 653-
9789.


S BELOW: Front of the duplex showing
sidewalk forms. The concrete has
ME been poured and dried.


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Columnist

Tom Markin

Dies

Tom Markin, 85, a former colum-
nist under the title "Curmud-
geon's Corner" in the Franklin
Chronicle, died in Tallahassee on
Wednesday. December 21, 2005.
A celebration of his life will be at
6:30 p.m. EST Jan. 6 at the Tal-
lahassee Garden Club, 508 N.
Calhoun St. Fairchild Burial &
Cremation Services (850-386-
8686) is handling arrangements,
in lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to Big
Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Cen-
ter Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308,
or to First Presbyterian Church,
organ fund, Havana, FL 32333.
A native of Logansport, Ind., he
moved to Florida in 1955, and to
Tallahassee in 1970. During
World War II, he served in the U.S.
Navy as captain of a minesweeper
in the Pacific theater. He had been
a hardware store owner and upon
moving to Florida, he worked as a
factory representative for Mirror
Aluminum. Jie received his Mas-
ter of Science and Doctorate de-
grees from Florida State Uni-
versity. He later retired from the
Leon County School system as
assistant director of Lively Voca-
tional Technical School. After re-
tirement he was a radio talk show
host and a columnist for many pa-
pers including the Tallahassean,
the Havana Herald and Tallahas-
see Democrat. He was active with
the Leon County Republican Club,
the James Madison Institute and
the Markin Lunch Group.


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Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Dale of this Notice 12/19/05 Invoice No. 12419
Description ofVehicle. Make Cutlass Model Ciera Color Blue
TagNo. AYN0985 Year 1994 State GA Vn No. 1G3AG55M9R6350990

To Owner: Jammie Ray Marshburn To Lien Holder:
25580 U.S. 19 North
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You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
12/09/05 at the request of FCSO that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersignecdclaim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 290.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien
of the lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

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To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
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Date of this Notice 12/19/05 Invoice No 12426
Desenption ofVehicle: Make Dodge ; Model Color White
Tag No. No Tag Year 1993 State FL i .iNo 2B3ED42X61 F46768

To Owner: Walter A. Widdon T Lien Holder:
P.O. Box 187
Eastpoint, FL 32328


You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
12/14/05 at the request of F,'SO that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle willibe sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by tife above date of notice in the amount
$ 230.00 plus storage charges occuring at the rate of$ S 20.00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien
of the lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

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To subsection (5)'of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified tat on 01/19/06 at 12:00 noon
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Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b)
Date of this Notice 12/27/05


File No.
Invoice No. 12436


Description of Vehicle: Make Ford Model 4 Door Color Gold
TagNo. NoTag Year 1992 Slate FL VinNo. IFAPP36UINKI82007

To:wner: \ ii', r urJht,: TO Lien Holder: Coastal Car Company
',, ,,. ." of Panama City Inc.
Apalachicola, FL 32329 '3715 Wesi 23rd Sirect
Panama City, FL 32405

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
12/18/05 at the request of APD that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
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impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 230.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of$ 20.00 per
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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE OF LIEN AND OF INTENT TO SELL
VEHICLE PURSUANT
To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on. 01/25/06 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., Eastpoint, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of
the vehicle you.must present personal identification, driver's license and
PROOF OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay
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P.O. Box 971
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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 12/19/05 IniouceNo 12417
Description ofVehicle. Make Ford Model Mustang Color Gray
Tag N NoNO Tag Year 2001 Stale FL vin No I FAFP42X61 F146768

To Owner: Christopher Maxwell To Lien Holder Emerald Coast Federal
224 Desoto Road Credit Union
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 P.O. Box 812
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
12/14/05 at the request of CPD that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 230.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien
of the lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE OF LIEN AND OF INTENT TO SELL
VEHICLE PURSUANT
To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 01/19/06 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., Eastpoint, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of
the vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and
PROOF OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay
the charges.
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KILLING THE


OYSTERMEN?

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SPEAK UP!

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This is the flyer that was distributed around the Eastpoint area, attempt-
ing to stimulate interest in attending the workshop reported by Richard
Noble. Despite the dire warning contained in the flyer, the County Com-
missioners did not respond in any depth regarding proposals for chang-
ing the zoning. A greater emphasis was placed on the Eastpoint water-
front businesses in general with a number of proposals discussed on relo-
cating facilities and reinvigorating the seafood business climate.

By the end of 2005, portions of Apalachicola Bay were opened to shell
fishing. On a brighter note, Grady Leavins, returning from Washing-
ton, D.C., informed the Board of Franklin County Commissioners that
he had obtained a commitment of about $300,000 for the construc-
tion of a new oyster research laboratory in Apalachicola-the first of
its type in the United States. He provided the Board a copy of a letter
outlining the project which would have the county supervise the con-
struction of the building through its engineering firm. -The county
would receive the federal funds and then authorize their expenditure.
nFhe building would be owned by Franklin County. The Board approved
acceptance of the funds and the supervision design through Preble-
Rish Engineers.


Franklin County Senior Citizens Council
In the spring 2005, controversy erupted at the county's senior citi-
zens council stimulated by the resignation of Will Kendrick. The ten-
ure of past executive directors had been briefed in last few years.
Chronicle reporter Richard Noble attended the board meetings of the
council but appeared to be given a "run-around" on the problems of
the Council. Kendrick's short-notice resignation led to some adminis-
trative problems in administering current grants. His chief assistant
had also resigned. Board members denied being told the reasons for
the resignation but later events have indicated that the FDLE (Florida
Dept. of Law Enforcement) had been investigating the Council's fi-
nances. That investigation led to the arrest of the former President of
the Council, Ms. Cherry Rankin for misappropriation of funds. Her
case has been adjudicated in December 2005, and is reported in de-
tail in this issue of the Chronicle (Page 1).
By late November 2005, a special meeting was held at the Senior
Citizens Center, Carrabelle, to discuss functions, funding, and prob-
lems of the Center under the guidance of a professional facilitator.
The public meeting developed a nine-item list of possible future func-
tions and funding sources to help reinvigorate the Center's activities.

Franklin At Large
After many County Commission meetings on the visioning process
and the slowly evolving Comprehensive Plan, the Dept. of Community
Affairs (DCA) announced their intention to approve the'county's
amended Comprehensive Plan. Any petitions challenging the Agency's
determination had to be filed within 21 days of their notice.
Eventually, Don and Pam Ashley, and the Sierra Club and the Pan-
handle Citizens Coalition joined the Ashley's challenge. Then, the Si-
erra Club and the Panhandle group withdrew from the administrative
case being heard before Judge J. Lawrence Johnson.
The Ashleys challenge has placed the changes to the Comprehensive
Plan "on hold", including plans by area developers. The Ashleys allege
that the DCA erred in their approval of the changes made by the
County, and that the County failed to adopt a capital improvement
element, standards for potable water and a coastal high hazard defi-
nition. St. James land use changes are now "on hold" but the Sum-
,mer Camp development is not affected by the freeze, as the county
commission approved Summer Camp before the Comprehensive Plan
was amended.
The administrative hearings will continue in Tallahassee in early Janu-
ary 2006.
Insurance rates have escalated especially for wind coverage. In early
2005, Franklin County was re-evaluated for an 84.9% increase. There
has been little change in this "insurance disaster" as characterized by
local insurance agent, Denise Butler.
An ordinance establishing a Code Board was presented by the County
Attorney in early June 2005 but no formal county action had been
taken by the commissioners at year's end. Stay tuned.
There were many fund raising events in the County in 2005. Most
notable was the record $140,500 raised at the Charity Chili Cookoff
on St. George Island in early March 2005.
A new prison, the Franklin Correctional Institution, was formally
opened north of Carrabelle in July 2005. Construction began in Feb-
ruary 2004 under a $60 million budget. When fully operational, the
facility will have 1,335 beds, and about $13.3 million in annual sala-
ries. Also in Carrabelle, a three-tier election was held September 6.
Mel Kelly was elected Mayor. In Eastpoint, plans were started for the
proposed Eastpoint Library on 13 acres of wetlands bordering Indian
Creek and some upland areas. The library will be constructed in the
upland area, with nature walks, picnic areas and walkovers. In Lanark
Village, a January election of candidates for the Water and Sewer
Board and perhaps a referendum question aboutjoining the Carrabelle
system. At Alligator Point, the erosion problems persisted in 2005,
aggravated by storm damage, especially from Hurricane Dennis. Alan
Pierce provided some perspective on these issues.
"The erosion of Alligator Point started before the county started hard-
ening the shoreline. According to Mr. Prentice Crum, previous county
RoadSuperintendent, in the 1950s, he and his father would drive off
the road in front of the campground and down to the beach where
they would spray for mosquitoes along the shore. If you did that today
you would need a submarine. If the rocks placed along the road in-


duced the erosion, then why was there erosion 30 years before the
first rocks appeared. The county seriously began placing rocks to pro-
tect the Road only in the 1980s, and then only because no one, not
the state, not the feds, and not the residents of the Point, were willing
to help develop any other plans. In fact, the county resisted the first
revetment attempt. In the early 1980s, an Alligator Point resident en-
gineer, Dick Diffenderfer, wanted the county to build a revetment but
the county believed the erosion would never get that bad. How mis-
taken we were.
"How plainly can I say this: the county does not want to spend its
resources fighting a battle with Mother Nature, but we are obligated
to provide a safe access to the people who live beyond the KOA. Our
state legislators, specifically Rep. Kendrick, helped secure $1 million
dollars to help pay for beach stabilization during this legislative ses-
sion. We are working with DEP staff to develop a good solution, but it
will take time. In the interim, and only as interim, the county is build-
ing a rock revetment to protect the road. We have no choice. If some-
one could guarantee that no more hurricanes would hit the Point
until a beach is rebuilt, we would not even be doing this."
"As long as people continue living on Alligator Point the county will be
responsible for maintaining the road access to these properties."
In early October, Mr. Pierce provided the Board a copy of FY 2006/
2007 funding request for beach renourishment. 'This request is the
same as the FY 2005/2006 request that was not funded from the DEP
agency budget, but the project did receive a line item appropriation
from the Legislature for $1 million dollars. This request will seek fund-
ing through the DEP agency budget in the upcoming session. The
difference this time is that the county, with DEP assistance, is con-
tinuing to develop plans for the beach renourishment and the project
is more likely to be funded.
Mr. Pierce reminded the Board that with any beach renourishment
project there is a local match requirement. 'The state share of a project
cannot be greater than 50% of the cost, and can be less if the stan-
dards for public beach access are not met. At this time, while the
state legislature awarded $1 Million dollars, the county only has
$500,000 in the Bald Point Trust Fund. At this time the county can-
not meet the state matching requirements if the cost of the project is
above $1 million dollars. Further there are monitoring and mainte-
nance issues that must be funded over time. Thus, the state highly
recommends the Board have in place a funding mechanism that is
dedicated to the perpetual maintenance of the beach once it is built.
"The Department of Transportation (DOT) has evaluated the existing
road, and suggested the county add some more rip-rap to provide
better protection. They also suggest putting some sort of surface on
the temporary road.
Alan Pierce informed the Board of County Commissioners on Janu-
ary 3, 2006, that a meeting would be held at Alligator Point Fire
Station Saturday, January 14th at 10:00 a.m. on an update on
county and state work at the Point. The agenda will involve (1) a
brief discussion of the source of sand, and how it will be dredged;
(2) the process of placing the sand on the beach and the T-groins;
and (3) issues associated with maintenance. Representatives of
the Department of Environmental Protection will also be present.

Affordable Housing
A lot of lip service in 2005 was given to affordable housing but with
very little action except for some informal commitments to a land
trust to get a project started.
Sue Cronkite explained the local situation in a Chronicle October edi-
torial.
"As the price of land, housing and construction keeps climbing in
Franklin County, there are a great number of people of modest in-
come who are being left out of the loop. It's great to have upgraded,
refurbished and brand, spanking new, houses right and left. The people
who can afford the beautiful houses are welcome, but what about the
others?
"Those people who teach our children, police our neighborhoods, re-
pair our streets, keep the water coming out of faucets, the waste go-
ing down the drains, clean the expensive houses, and work in local
grocery stores, seafood houses, arid restaurants, also need someplace
to live. They need a house or apartment that doesn't take away more
than one-third of their monthly income.
"You can't ask people who own areas of low-income housing and trailer
parks not to sell them to developers. But when the condos and high-
class apartments are built, people of low or fixed income can't afford
to pay rent of more than $1,000 a month. Often, the rental price is
more than a normal person's monthly income.
"Many times it is the elderly who are hit hardest. Those people, many
on Medicare, are already paying out most of their income on medi-
cine. Medicaid recipients,-even though their doctor and medicine bills
are covered, barely have enough money to pay ever-rising utility bills,
gasoline costs, and ground swells of food expenses.
"Young people who are raising children are caught in the crossfire of
necessities. To get the children to day care and preschool, there must
be a vehicle of some sort. The price of school clothes and shoes are so
high they sound like a cruel joke. Hand-me-downs circulate from family
to family. One cart of groceries can cost more than $150. Without
WICK, many small children wouldn't have milk to drink and eggs to
eat.
"More than one bedroom is needed for a family, it's not funny when
both parents in a family with children, or single mothers who can't get
help from deadbeat dads, 'have to spend most of what money they
bring in to house their children. The government housing here is bet-
ter, than in most towns. But waiting lists are long. Add that to the
long-established pride of historically hardworking people who will likely
never be able to scrape up enough money to pay down on a house."
The Board of Franklin County Commissioners proclaimed a Resolu-
tion certifying that the new Community Land Trust is consistent with
local plans and regulations on Tuesday, June 21, 2005.
In late October, a group of people have banded together to seek an-
swers to the affordable housing crunch in Franklin County. Several
of those involved in active planning on how to put workers back into
the housing loop appeared at a recent Rotary meeting and talked about
their plans. Allison Elliott is chair-person and JeffThacker, vice chair,
of the newly formed Housing Coalition.
"We are now in a crisis situation Randall Webster told Coalition and
Rotary Club members. Webster said his firm, Sapient Consultant
Group of Tallahassee, strives to help build better communities.
Elliott said the Coalition asked for Webster's help in drawing people
together in order to seek grants and cooperation among groups work-
ing on the same problem.

Education
Education issues reached from anguish over low FCAT scores to an-
ticipation surrounding the plans for a consolidated K-12 school.
Only three grades (3rd, 4h, and 6h) met or exceeded statewide aver-
ages in Reading. In Math, only one grade met the statewide average
(6th), The remainder fell below statewide averages.
In reading scores, the 9th and 10th grade results were the worst.
Statewide averages for these grades were 36% and 32% scoring at
level 3 or better, but in Franklin the 9th and 10th graders scored only
17% and 16% at level 3 or better. The results for those two grades in
math were not much better, but the numbers were higher ninth grades
had 41% scoring at level 3 or better, but this was far below the state-
wide average of 59%. Tenth grade results were 37%, still far below the
statewide average of 63%.


TABLE 1


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6
7
8
9
10


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72
58,
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44
36
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16


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66
56
53
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32


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


The 2005 grades for Franklin Elementary Schools were "A" for
Apalachicola Bay Charter; "D" for Chapman Elementary and "C" for
H. C. Brown Elementary. The 2005 grades for Apalachicola High School
was "D" and for Carrabelle High School, "C'.
Planning has moved ahead for the consolidated K-12 school to be
located off of Highway 98, outside of Eastpoint. The plan is to open by
the start of the 2007 2008 school year according to architect Greg
Kelley, from the firm Clemons Rutherford and Associates (Tallahas-
see). Yet, there was some hesitation about whether the school com-
plex would be completed, or only completed partially. In that event,
the high school would be scheduled to be completed first. The archi-
tects claim that environmental permitting could potentially delay the
start of construction. A few months earlier, a legislator warned the
School Board to push harder for a start date of construction lest the
$25 million budgeted for the buildings be withdrawn.



Cherry Rankin from Page 1

Marie Buster, Bonnie Segree, and Representative Will
Kendrick. All these subjects were able to confirm that
Cherry Rankin misappropriated funds from the FCSCC
and that Rankin had admitted to using the FCSCC funds
for personal endeavors.
On Wednesday, August 17, 2005 Special Agent (SA) Paul
Kessling and SA Mike Smith with the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement (FDLE) made contact with Cherry
Lynn Rankin. Rankin was the President for the Franklin
County Senior Citizens Council Board during the misal-
location of FCSCC funds. Prior to questioning Rankin,
SA Kessling advised Rankin of her constitutional rights.
Rankin advised that she understood her rights and signed
the FDLE waiver of rights form.
Post Miranda, Rankin advised that Representative Will
Kendrick was the first person to mention the misuse of
the FCSCC credit card and checking account to her.
Rankin advised that Kendrick was the Executive Direc-
tor for the FCSCC during this time. Rankin stated that
Kendrick advised her, that he received a call from the
Attorney Generals office in reference to the misallocation
of FCSCC funds,
Rankin advised that when personal charges were first
made on the FCSCC credit card that they were made by
her daughter when she was getting married. Rankin ad-
vised that when she told her daughter to get her credit
card out of her purse, that her daughter took the FCSCC
credit card by mistake. Rankin advised that she did use
this credit card herself after this. Rankin advised that
she knows she paid all these charges back to the board.
Rankin advised that she paid some of these charges back
with cash and some of the charges back with checks.
Rankin advised that these, checks would have been writ-
ten out of her husband's and her, account from the
Wakulla Bank. Rankin advised that now that her hus-
band has left her that her bank account is with The Bank.
Rankin advised that at one of the FCSCC board meet-
ings, that the personal charges made by her on the FCSCC
credit card and checking account were brought up and
discussed. Rankin advised that she couldn't recollect the
date but that the members at the meeting were Marie
Buster, Bonnie Segree and Hampton May. Rankin ad-
vised that at this meeting she let the board members know
that she was willing to pay all these charges over again if
someone had said she hadn't paid everything. Rankin
advised that she told Segree to set up a payment plan or
that she would pay everything in question all at once.
Rankin advised that Segree told her that this wouldn't be
necessary. Rankin advised that she didn't know that there
was a difference that needed to be paid back. Rankin
advised that she was willing to pay back any charges with
interest if the audit firm showed that she still had an
outstanding debt. Rankin advised that when the board
cleared her of all debt, she thought this was because she
had paid everything back. Rankin advised that no one
had ever told her that she had an outstanding debt. From
the interviews of board members that cleared Rankin of
her debt, these subjects advised SA Kessling that they
were unaware that all the misappropriated funds had not
been repaid.
When Rankin was provided with the list of the probable
improper expenditures made on the FCSCC credit card
and checks written from the FCSCC account from an audit
that was conducted by the certified public accounting
firm of T. Michael Tucker, CPA, P.A.. Rankin initialed
charges that she felt she was responsible for and signed
these forms."
Rankin was advised of the total amount that the account-
ing firm ofT. Michael Tucker, CPA, PA. had for the prob-
able improper charges that were still unpaid was
$4,093.16. The total amount for probable improper
charges was $56134.16 with $1.520.00 being repaid by
Rankin.-


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