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Volume 15, Number 5 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER March 3 16, 2006
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PHOTO BY GERI MOORE
With miles and miles of sugar sand, this state park
has one of the top rated beaches in the United
States. With over 20 miles of shoreline, this park
has it all. In all, there is over 2,516 acres of dune
studded beaches where you can swim, snorkel, ride
your bikes, take guided nature walk programs and
camp right next to the dunes.

T. H. Stone Memorial
St. Joseph Peninsula
State Park Wilderness
Preserve
Story and Photography By Geri Moore
Named for lifelong community leader and settler T. H. Stone,
the park is teeming with wildlife as well as marine life. St.
Joseph Peninsula has some of the oldest and highest sand
dunes in Florida. They are like cliffs framing the surf and the
sand, sculpted by the winds and decorated with sea oats and
grasses. The dunes are up to 60 feet tall and look like they
have been there since the beginning of time.
As you enter the park, you will find 3 miles of paved road and
the remainder is unpaved taking you back to a pristine wil-
derness. You can expect to see deer, raccoon, fox, and over
200 species of birds in this park.
Like a long, slim finger of sand, St. Joseph Peninsula State
Park sits at the very top of this delicate peninsula of sand.
You will pass through the community of Cape San Bias before
you get to the park entrance. This park is bordered by the Gulf
of Mexico on the left and St. Joseph Bay on the right. Both
bodies of water offer ample opportunity for sun and fun. A
walk along the bay shore will reveal sea urchin, sand dollars
and water birds galore. Often you will see fishermen throwing
their cast nets into the bay waters.
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There are several convenient parking areas with plenty of room
to park. Wooden steps lead the visitor safely over the dunes to
the crystal clear turquoise waters and un-crowded 10 miles of
white sand beaches. On the beach side, you can ride your
bicycles on the hard packed sands, swim, snorkel, fish orjust
relax to the sounds of the waves washing on shore while your
body soaks up the sun's rays. Kite flying is also one of the
sports I watched the day I was there. The sand is sugar soft
and blindingly white; nice wide beaches to accommodate all
who come. The beaches are seldom crowded.
Named the "Best Beach in the United States for 2002" by Dr.
Beach aka Dr. Stephen Leatherman who is a coastal geologist
of Florida International University. The beach has two drive-
in campgrounds, Shady Pines and Gulf Breeze. There are seven
primitive cabins, and several nature trails. One of the best
features of this beautiful park, is when you are on the beach,
all you see is miles and miles of more beach! No condos, no
homes, none of the usual intrusive horizons. This beach is as
pure and pristine as it has been for hundreds of years.
St. Joseph Peninsula State Park could be considered as two
different parks. The southern portion of the park offers many
traditional visitor uses and provides convenient beach and bay
access. The northern portion of the park is designated as a
"Wilderness Zone". This designation presents a more strin-
gent set of considerations in order to achieve a proper balance
between outdoor-based recreation and protection of a special
resource. The Wilderness Zone has its own management guide-
lines, which include some more pronounced protection mea-
I sures in order to conserve and protect this fragile, pristine
area. In addition to the wilderness designation, the entire area
is designated as a protected zone. The number of endangered
species, fragile nesting areas for the sea turtles and shore-
birds and their sensitivity to human disturbance warrant these
protective measures.
There are several prehistoric sites in the park. There is evi-
dence of pre-contact habitation including a large Weeden Is-
land (A.D.200-1250) shell midden. Many of recorded and unre-
corded sites exist along the shoreline and have been signifi-
cantly disturbed by looters. There are several sites along the
beach where ceramic artifacts have been found. If you find


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By Sue Cronkite
The future of the Apalachicola
Bay Charter School appears to
be certain and positive, Prin-
cipal Don Hungerford told
Rotary Club members re-
cently. "The Fall count is at
197," he said. "With the pro-
posed expansion to include
8th grade next term the count
is expected to go to 220."
There have been changes in
the county schools. Brown
used to be pre-K to 6th grade,
and now it is pre-K through
5th grade. Some of the 6th
graders moved to Carrabelle,
some to Chapman and some
to the ABC School. Chapman
has a middle school too this
year.
"The ABC School budget is at
1.5 million," said Hungerford.
"We now have 13 full-time
teachers and five teacher's
assistants-about 30 employ-
ees in all. I am proud of the
work that the teachers and
students are doing."
Hungerford is against the
grading system for schools. "I
don't believe you can grade a
school," he said. "Look at the
formula. The State puts so
much emphasis on the bottom
25 percent. A student can eas-
ily end up in an A school, but
one in the top intelligence
level may be getting the short
end."
"It is my personal bias that
putting grades' on schools is
not a fair thing," said
Hungerford. "We're fortunate
on our FCAT level. We're
about the same as
Wewahitchka and the same,
except for one school, in
Wakulla."
The ABC principal said that
there is a projected shortage
of 32,000 teachers in the
state. "Part of that is caused
by the class size reduction,"
he said. "We are expecting a


shortage of two teachers our
next term under the class re-
duction program. Gulf Coast
Community College has a 6-
month program where a per-
son with a degree can get cer-
tification to be a teacher."
"There is also a lot of recruit-
ing on the internet," said
Hungerford. He said the ABC
school has a strong core cur-
riculum, including art, music,
and Spanish, with the school
day about /2 hour longer than
other schools in the county-
from 7:55 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
The ABC School has a band
which plays at local events
including the Seafood Festival
and at athletic events. "We got
a music grant with which to
buy instruments," said
Hungerford. "In athletics our
students have a choice, our
team or the county program."
"Charter schools are public
schools, but run by a private
company," said Hungerford.
'The athletic program is con-
sidered public. Questions do
come up. I call the state and
ask 'where do we fit in this or
that.' We are sponsored by the
Franklin County School Sys-
tem. In a way we're compet-
ing with our boss."
Hungerford said he is asked
if when the consolidated
school is completed can the
charter schools go into the
abandoned buildings. He said
as far as he can see ahead
that the ABC School will con-
tinue to grow. "A couple of
students left to go to Port St.
Joe schools," he said. "The
Baptist School goes to the 9th
grade. When we add the 8th
grade will the students go
there, or into the public
schools?
"All we can do is try to con-
tinue to do the best we can,"
added Hungerford. "We don't
need to look too far ahead, but
stick to our reasonable plan
to go forward at all times."


Rivertown Girls Blue
Grass Gospel Concert
A Smash At St. George
Methodist Church
Saturday night February 25th was a toe tapper and hand clap-
per concert performed at the St. George Island Methodist
Church before a capacity crowd. The Rivertown girls are a trio
of young teens from Blountstown that performed bluegrass
and gospel music. Sharlyn Marie Smith, Mary Cathryn Smith
and Carolyne Van Lierop sang and played mandolin, fiddle
and banjo-- and they performed brilliantly with gusto. They
were accompanied by Buddy Smith on the acoustic guitar and
Angus Hall on bass. Refreshments were served after the free
performance.

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A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


The Franklin Chronicle


Franklin

Briefs

February 21, 2006

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


Director of
Administration
Mr. Alan Pierce made the fol-
.lowing report:

The Board approved a con-
tract between Lampl Herbert
Consultants and Franklin
County, contingent upon Mr.
Shuler's review, for work as-
sociated with the Seafood Fea-
sibility Study. The county re-
ceived a grant of $75,000. Mr.
Dave McClain is acting as the
project manager for the
county and the Seafood Task
Force for $15,000. He has
negotiated with Lampl Herbert
the work product that needs
to be done for a fixed fee of
$60,000. He strongly recom-
mends the Board agree to the
Contract with Lampl Herbert.
Mr. Pierce informed the Board
that he gave a presentation to
the Northwest Florida Trans-
portation Corridor Authority
on Feb. 16, 2005 on a pro-
posed road relocation for US
98 from Eastpoint to the
Wakulla county line. "I am
providing the Board with a'
copy of the presentation. I told
the Authority that while the
existing road does not have
congestion problems as occur
in Santa Rosa and Walton
counties, a relocated road
should he considered for
evacuation and recovery pur-
poses, water quality issues,
and economic development.
The Authority seemed to be
concerned that DOT was
spending $90 million dollars
-to stabilize the shoreline, and
was not spending any money
considering how the road
might he moved off the coast."
The county received another
warning letter from DEP re-
garding the unpermitted boat
ramp now turned into sunset
viewing parking lot on St.
George Island. I have asked
Mr. Van Johnson to see if he
can hydromulch the area to
encourage vegetation to grow.
Board direction on any further
action.
The county has received a
copy of the DEP permit for the
filling of certain wetlands as-
sociated with building the new
school. There is no action
needed by the Board.,
The Board approved a letter
of support and a commitment
to provide in-kind services to
build 4 dune walkovers and
plant sea dune stabilizing veg-
etation for a grant being ap-
plied for by Ms. Bruce Hall
and STAR- Sea Turtles At
Risk. The grant is to the Na-
tional Oceanic and Atmo-
spheric Association's Commu-
nity-based Restoration Pro-
gram. The grant program is
being supported in part by the
National Association of Coun-
ties, for which Franklin
County is a member. The pur-
pose of the program is to pro-
vide, funds to target marine
habitat restoration in coastal
counties. Since STAR is the
applicant, it is their choice of
habitats they would like to
restore and obviously nesting
sea turtle beaches is a very
high priority for them, The
deadline for applications is
Feb. 24. The grant will seek
some 530,000 in grant funds
to purchase material to be
matched with $30,000 of in-
kind labor. Ms. Hall is here to
answer any questions if nec-
essary.


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our own recipes.
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SUPPER BUFFET Mon.-Fri.
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Closed Tuesday
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The Board adopted the
Franklin County Comprehen-
sive Emergency Management
Plan as approved by the State
Division of Emergency Man-
agement. This plan governs
the structure and function of
emergency response in the
county. Mr. Butch Baker, EM
Director, recommends adop-
tion.

Mr. Ron Wolff and Mr. John
Russell, Black Hawk CFO are
present and prepared to give
an update, but one item held
over from the last Board meet-
ing was the approval of Hos-
pital Board by-laws and ap-
pointment of Hospital Board.
Mr. Shuler has reviewed and
recommends approval of the
by-laws for the Hospital
Board. There were many
people interested in serving on
the Board, but in order to get
a five member board ap-
pointed that is representative
of the community and has
sufficient knowledge of the
health care industry some dif-
ficult choices had to be made.
After a thorough review of po-
tential candidates, and having
discussed the following names
with Mr. Ron Wolff and with
Ms. Gayle Dodd, who is the
Health Care Committee rep-
resentative to the Hqspital,
the three of us jointly recom-
mend the following be ap-
pointed to the Hospital Board:
Dr. Stephen Miniat
Ms. Gayle Dodds
Ms. Shirley White
Mr. Curt Blair
Ms. Tammy Hardy
The Board approved the rec-
ommendations.
The Board clarified the min-
utes regarding the replatting
of a subdivision called Dodd's
Seashore. The original plat
was approved and recorded in
January, 2003. The property
was replatted in May, 2005,
because of a surveyor error on.
one of the dimensions. There
was no change in the number
of lots, the configuration, or
any other issue, but the Board
minutes do not clearly reflect
that a surveyor error occurred
which required replatting. Mr.
Shuler has already signed the
plat, as well as the Chairman,
but the minutes of May 17,
2005 do not reflect that the
property was replatted. The
Board approved the replatting
of the subdivision.
Baskerville-Donovan, Inc., on
behalf of the City of Carrabelle,
is requested Franklin County
authorize the City to use prop-
erty in the vicinity of Airport
Road and River Road for.a
proposed i -inich'rater irans-
rmiss-ion main. The \ate-r main
will originate from a proposed
elevated water storage tank,
running south to Airport Road
then east to tie into an exist-
ing 8-inch water main at U.S.
Highway 98. Another water
main will originate from the
proposed elevated water stor-
age tank, and run north
through the City. limits to tie
into an existing 6inch water
line at River Road. The water
transmission mains will be
owned and operated by the
City of Carrabelle, and will
provide additional capacity
and pressure throughout the
City's water system.
Construction will consist of
trenching with the exception
of proposed crossings of River
Road and Airport Road to tie
into existing water lines. The
road crossings will be accom-
plished with directional bor-
ing rather than'open cut of the
roadway. The contractor will
be required to restore the con-
struction area to pre-con-
struction conditions, and will
be required to maintain traf-
fic flow during the course of
his operations.
The Board approved the re-
quest.

Planning and Zoning
The Planning & Zoning Com-
mission met on Tuesday, Feb-
ruary 14, 2006 with the fol-
lowing recommendations:
CRITICAL SHORELINE AP-
PLICATIONS
Approve (unanimous) to con-
struct a single family dock on
Lot 50, St. James Island Park.
3014 US Highway 98, St.


James, Franklin County,.
Florida. Request submitted by
Garlick Environmental Asso-
ciates, me, agent for Shaun
Donahoe.
Approve (unanimous) to con-
struct an observation pier
south of 873 US Highway 98,
Eastpoint, Franklin County,
Florida. Request submitted by
Garlick Environmental Asso-
ciates, Inc., agent for Conrad
Seascholtz (One Particular
Harbor).
Approve (unanimous) to con-
struct an observation pier at
638 Highway 98, Eastpoint,
Franklin County, Florida. Re-
quest submitted by Garlick
Environmental Associates,
Inc., agent for Lou Davis, Peli-
can Harbor Subdivision
The Board approved all of the
above recommendations.
FINAL PLATS
Approve (one negative vote) of
Hidden Harbor, Phase 11, a
37 lot subdivision on 40.93
acre in Section 5, Township 7
South, Range I West, Alliga-
tor Point. Request submitted
by Garlick Environmental As-
sociates, Inc., agent for ALP
FLA Development, LP.
Approve Tucker's Landing
PUD, a 60 lot PUD in Section
27, Township 8 South, Range
8 West, north ofApalachicola.
Request submitted by Inovia
Consulting Group.
Approve The Soundings, a 20
lot subdivision in Section 18,
Township 8 South, Range 5
West. east of Eastpoint. Re-
quest submitted by Inovia
Consulting Group.
Approve The Soundings East,
a 10 lot subdivision in Section
18, Township 8 South, Range
5 West. east of Eastpoinrt. Re-
quest submitted by Inovia
Consulting Group.
The Board approved the rec-
ommendations.
LOT RECONFIGURATION
Deny request as presented to
reconfigure Lots 19 and the
west 72 of Err 18, B lock 269
(unrecorded). I 26" Avenue,
Apalachicola as requested by
Silvia Morell Alderman, agent
for Akerman, Senterfitt
Attorney's at Law. ('The re-
quest was to move lot line
running north and south, the
Commission recommended
reconfiguring lot with the lot
lines running cast and west).
The Board approved the de-
nial.
SMALL SCALE LAND USE
CIIANGES
Appoif"-f requiet tb-schedute
public hearing for small scale
land use change for a 17.22
acre parcel in Section 10,
Township 8 South. Range 6
West, north of Eastpoint from
A-2 Forestry Agriculture to R-
3 Single Family Estate Resi-
dential (1 unit per 5 acres) as
requested by Charla Chason
Kearse, owner.
Approve (two negative votes)
request to schedule public
hearing for small scale land
use change for a 6.94 acre
parcel in Section 32, Town-
ship 6 South, Range 1 West,
Alligator Point from A-2 For-
estry Agriculture to R-1 Single
Family Residential as re-
quested by James Barrs
Floyd.
The Board approved the rec-
ommendations.

Advisory Board of
Adjustment
The Advisory Board of Adjust-
ment met on February 1, 2006
and made the following rec-
ommendations:
Approve a request for variance
to construct an open deck 16
feet into the Critical Habitat
Zone on property described as
South Shoal Village lying in
Section 6, Township 7 South,
Range I West, Alligator Point,
Franklin County, Florida as
requested by Steve Fling,
agent for South Shoal Devel-
opment.
Approve a request for a vari-
ance to construct decks
within the Critical Habitat
Zone on property described as
Lot 3. Block 5, Unit 5, Penin-
sular Point. Alligator Point,
Franklin County, Florida, as


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The Board approved the rec-
ommendations.

February 21, 2006
By Richard E. Noble

Hubert Chipman-
Superintendent of
Public Works
Mr. Chipman submitted his
usual, detailed report of road
department activity from Feb-
ruary 2 to February 16. In
brief: 458 tons of lime rock
were hauled from one place to
another; 25 loads of debris
were removed from the road-
sides; 18 tons of road mate-
rial was brought from here to
there; 7 County roads were
graded; 8 ditch areas received
maintenance; one culvert was
installed on Bluff Rd.; dozens
of road maintenance projects
involving shoulders, drive-
ways and 'the like were at-
tended; and numerous
County signs and road barri-
cades were serviced along
with several other miscella-
neous and random projects.
In addition to all of this, it
seems that some of Mr.
Chipman's crews also had to
put up with harassment from
representatives of a "No Cuts"
agency hired by underground
utilities and supervised by a
Mr. Brad Martin. Alan Pierce
had the following to say on
this matter. "I spoke to Mr.
Martin after two off duty game
officers confronted a county
road department employee
who was replacing a culvert
in a County right-of-way and
informed him that he could be
liable for a $200 fine if he, or
any employee, did any exca-
vation without providing the
proper 48 hour notice to the
proper authorities. Such a
requirement for routine Road
Dept., activity could severely
slow down Road Dept. work."
Mr. Pierce informed the Board
that he didn't really know who
this Mr. Martin was, but that
he had offered to come before
the Board and conduct a free
presentation of his duties and
responsibilities. The Board all
agreed that Mr. Martin should
be notified and requested to
make an appearance.
Van Johnson-Solid
Waste Director
There was only one item on
Mr. Johnson agenda. There
will be a ground-breaking cer-
emony on the Will S. Kendrick
Sports Complex on March 3,
Friday at-11 a.m. on Kenneth
Co-pe Rd.-in Carrabdlle.


Bill Mahan-County
Extension Director
The Gulf of Mexico fishery
Management Council (GMFMC)
will convene a meeting of its
Socioeconomic Panel (SEP) to
discuss total allowable catch
allocation issues on the Grou-
per fishery on March 2-3 in
Tampa, FL.
The Franklin County Seafood
Industry Task-force will be
meeting tomorrow afternoon
at 4p.m., February 22 at the
County EOC. The agenda in-
cludes an update from the
Task-force members who par-
ticipated in the Gulf Coast
Oyster Industry Council's trip
to Washington DC two weeks
ago to secure hurricane relief
funding for the Gulf of Mexico
Oyster Industry. Preliminary
reports are that things went
well, Mr. Mahan reported.
The Extension Office will be
hosting a visit from a group
of people from Donegal, Ire-
land on February 27th &
28th. The group is interested
in examining rural develop-
ment issues in Florida simi-
lar to the ones they are cur-
rently dealing with back
home. These include tourism
development/promotion, de-
clining fishing as a livelihood,
increasing pressure from out-
side developers, and rural de-
velopment issues (out migra-
tion of young people, limited.
economies). When this group
finishes its study, they would
like to partner with a Florida
community or two who could
then go to Donegal, Ireland
and observe the similar prob-
lems that they are having over
there. This will be a cultural
exchange and mutual com-
miseration project.

Marcia Johnson-Clerk
of Courts
Ms. Johnson spoke first to the
local hospital issue. "As you
know when you were trying to
find methods for financing to
operate the hospital tempo-
rarily, there was an amount
of $469,000 which was excess
funds from my budget. Since
this money came in after the
budget had already been ap-
proved and wasn't available at
that time, a public hearing to
amend the budget was neces-
sary. The proper advertise-
ment was published. The
changes in the budget are: 1)
originally, $1,750,000 was the
figure in cash balances
brought forward. That figure
has increased to include the
$469,000 to total $2,219,000;
2) the total., transfers from
other funds iE'creaed'froin
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$S4b,000 to total 8922,098; 3)
The total estimated revenues,
transfers and balances in-
creased from $11,657,062 to
include the $469,000 to total
$12,126,062. That covered
the revenue side of the bud-
get to show the money com-
ing in, but the budget also has
to reflect where the money is
being spent. Therefore, hu-
man services was increased
from $154,839 to include the
$469,000 to total $623,839,
transfers to other funds was
increased from $4,695,575 to
include the $469,000 to total
$5,164,575, and total expen-
ditures, transfers, and re-
serves was increased from
$11,657,062 to include the
$469,000 to total $12,126,062
to match the total of the rev-
enues. Once any comments
are heard from the public, a
motion will be necessary to
adopt a resolution to amend
the 2005-2006 budget which
increases the following line
items for the General Fund
and Weems Hospital Fund:
Cash carried forward
$469,000, Transfer to hospi-
tal fund $469,000, budget
transfer from general fund
$469,000, other salaries &
wages, $100,000, FICATaxes
$ 7,500, Professional Services
$150,000, and hospital opera-
tion expenses $211,500.
'The public was then asked for
comments. There were no
comments. The amended
budget was then approved.
"My office is now conducting
the annual property inven-
tory," Ms. Johnson continued,
"and it was discovered that
the state statute defines prop-
erty as having a value of
$1,000 or more. I understand
your policy is to include prop-
erty as having a value of $750
or more." Ms Johnson asked
for the board to align the
county with the state evalua-
tion. This suggestion was ap-
proved.
Ms. Johnson then asked the
Board to adopt a proposed
proclamation which she had
received from the Red Cross.
The Proclamation recom-
mended the Red Cross's "Di-
saster Restraint Neighbor-
hood" Program. The Program
is aimed at educating citizens
in an effort to reduce disaster
damage and lower the costs
of disaster relief operations
and assistance.


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Roy Tyre-Carrabelle-
Red Wolves
"We are extremely concerned
about wildlife mis-manage-
ment practices that are tak-
ing place on St. Vincent Island
National Wildlife Refuge." Mr.
Tire spoke to several past pro-
grams that he and his group
elt to have been mis-man-
aged. One had to do with the
loss of the freshwater fish on
the island and another con-
cerned the failure to repopu-
late the wild turkey popula-
tion. At this moment his con-
cern was with the Red Wolf
program of recent years. "In
1990 Red Wolves were intro-
duced to the Island. This is a
closed environment. You've
got a limited number of ani-
mals available. For the last
two years the Wildlife Service
has had another eradication
program-the wild hogs. They
have pretty well succeeded.
There are not enough hogs left
on St. Vincent to have a good
Bar-B-Que. So now the
Wolves, of course, have to eat
something; so they have
turned to the deer. It will go
on until there are no deer left
on the Island. There are six
Red Wolves on the Island right
now. Those wolves will stay
there until the next litter of
wolves is raised. Next year
there will be at least twelve.
And there will probably be a
minimum of twelve wolves on
the Island from now on. There
are not enough animals over
there to feed twelve wolves day
in and day out from now on.
The wolves will then swim the
passes. They are going to be
here (on the mainland this
is simple. And the destruction
will just move to the main-
land. What we would like you
to do, if you would, is approve
a letter that we have written
to the head of the wildlife com-
mission and to Senator Allen
Boyd." The letter was a re-
quest to have the Red Wolf
Program stopped and the Red
wolves relocated before there
were no White Tailed Deer left
on the island. Mr. Putnal
made a motion to approve and
send the recommended letters
and Mr. Mosconis seconded
the motion. The motion was
then approved by the Board.
Franklin County
Housing Coalition

Mr. Randall Webster
Mr. Webster, consultant from
the Sapient Development
Group, made a presentation
to the Board concerning the
progress of the Franklin
County Housing Coalition.
"Out of an initial group of five,
we have been able to grow the
group (Housing Coalition) to
over fifty people. We have a
preliminary report (from a re-
search Institute) which esti-
mates that there are roughly.
about 1400 homes, needed in
the affordable housing cat-
egory in' Franklin County. This
includes substandard homes
-homes that do hot meet the
HUD standard for safe afford-
able housing; it includes mo-
bile homes that were built
prior to 1995 which do not
meet the (most recent) code of
hurricane tolerance (estab-
lished in 1995 and updated in
1999); there are homes that


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have other issues-lack of
plumbing, structural issues
and that sort of thing; homes
that are not accessible either
by people who are handi-
capped or seniors or people
along those lines; homes
where people are spending
more than 35% of their gross
monthly income. When you
spend more than that amount
it doesn't leave enough money
for that household, whether
they are renting or they own,
to have enough money for
other things to keep that fam-
ily moving forward. The Coa-
lition decided that something
needed to be done when over
10% of the County's popula-
tion is living in a housing situ-
ation that is not safe, decent
housing.
"What came out of that was
the Franklin County Commu-
nity Development Corpora-
tion. The Coalition is the Vi-
sioning organization that will
make the future plans ... and
the Community Development
Corporation will implement
those plans. That is the goal.
It will be a 501C3 not-for-
profit corporation. Part of this
corporation will be a Commu-
nity Land Trust. That is a key
element. You are land locked
here you really don't have a
lot of land available for Afford-
able Housing. The idea is to
solve Affordable Housing in a
permanent way. The tradi-
tional way is to help a family
buy a home and then move
on. The problem comes when
that family decides to sell that
house. With escalating hous-
ing values ... when that house
is resold in a few years it is
then no longer an affordable
home. The purpose of the
Land Trust is that the Land
Trust would retain the own-
ership of the land and give the
home owner a 99 year land
lease which would enable
some controls on the value of
that property. One is that they
would limit the increase in
value to that home owner to
somewhere between 3 and 6
percent per year. Then when
the home does re-sell down
the road the next family would
have an opportunity to get
into that home with a low in-
come. The equity in that home
for example would be around
50%-The family who origi-
nally purchased the home
would get say $50,000 that
they could put toward the
purchase of their next home,
and the remaining $50,000
would revert back to the Trust
'Fuid 'tb help the next fam i
get into the home. Once'iwe
build up an inventory of af-
fordable housing that got up
close to that number of four-
teen hundred-we're done. We
don't have to keep reinvent-
ing the wheel That housing
stock will always be there to
support the school teachers,
the sheriffs deputies, the
people working in the Subway
sandwich shop, or at the court
house.
'Those are the kinds of hard
working people that we are
talking about. We are actually
on the cutting edge here in
this County in terms of devel-
oping an affordable housing
strategy with the Community
Land Trust which will deal
with the issues at hand." Mr.
Webster also submitted a plan
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worked out by the coalition
that could be considered as
entries in future County Com-
prehensive Plans. He said that
he had already submitted
these 34 suggestions to the
cities of Carrabelle and
Apalachicola. He informed the
Board that the group was al-
ready petitioning monies for
aid and assistance for people
who would be eligible for this
Affordable Housing Program
and that they were actively
seeking local support in the
form of donated lots and or
developable land. Mr. Webster
said that they have already
been negotiating with the city
of Carrabelle for some do-
nated lots and that the St. Joe
Company has offered support.
The Coalition's meetings are
open to the public. If you
would like more information
about the organization, its
meetings or future plans and
programs, you can check it all
out by going to their web site
at franklinhousing.org. It
should be noted also that be-
fore the meeting ended, local
developer, George Marr,
pledged to donate 5% of any
of his future developments to
the Coalition and the Afford-
able Housing Development
Community Trust Fund.

Public Discussion
In the last issue of the
Franklin Chronicle, Mr. Dow-
den's property in Carrabelle
was discussed at some length.
Mr. Dowden's home plan had
a problem with encroachment
on the Critical Habitat zone.
At this session Mr. Dowden's
problem was solved. Mr.
Dowden moved his proposed
home out of the Critical Habi-
tat zone. Consequently the
home was now too close to the
road. The Board granted Mr.
Dowden a variance from the
road infraction, and his new
home plan was then approved
unanimously.

St. George Island
Commercial District
This next discussion took
quite some time and seemed

to be more or less a matter of
technicalities. Alan Pierce pre-
sented the problem to the
Board: "At the February Plan-
ning and Zoning Commission
meeting a site plan in the St.
George Island Commercial
District was tabled for some
additional information. The
Comn~is.sion, (P&Z). clearly
liked the site plan but.was
seeking additional informa-
tion. Since this onesite-plan
has been under review for four
months, I recommend that the
Board approve the site plan as
presented' to P&Z, contingent
upon P&Z having the oppor-
tunity to review the additional
issues of concern being the
homeowner's documents, a
landscaping plan, and some
architectural rendering of the
total site plan. This will allow
the developer the comfort of
having the site plan approved,
and will allow P&Z the oppor-
tunity to review those items
they still had some concerns
over."
Ms. Leslie Allen, representing
the developing concern, had
been before the Board several
times in the past. In the be-
ginning the plan was for resi-
dential (SKINNI-MINIs or
could have been). Ms. Allen
and her group, it seems, were
talked into a compromise-
since the community at large
didn't want more SKINNI-
MINIs. She then came forward
with a new plan that com-
bined Commercial develop-
ment on the ground level and
residential on the upper lev-
els. Because of concerns with
regards to storm-water run-
off and the possible flooding
of adjacent properties, this
plan was tabled. Ms. Allen and
her group then decided on a
third plan eliminating the con-
troversial commercial outlets
at the base. At this point, the
situation described above by
Alan Pierce evolved.
A very lengthily debate then
ensued among the Board
members, P&Z members, Mr.
Pierce and the petitioners with


regards to the proper proce-
dure to pursue in this situa-
tion.
The Board members didn't
understand the reason why
they should approve anything
before it was reviewed in its
entirety by the P&Z Commis-
sion. Ms. Allen was concerned
about additional expenses
being put on her company
without some kind of commit-
ment by the Board and the
P&Z that she was, at least,
heading in a direction that
was favorable to the County
and the Community. The P&Z
members cQmplained of not
having proper guidelines to
enable them to make their
decision.
At this point members of the
general public began to step
forward to voice their con-
cerns. First a Ms. Regalmyer
voiced her concern with fol-
lowing traditional procedures.
She also expressed confusion
as to how ownership of the
property was being deter-
mined. Then George Marr, lo-
cal developer, offered his opin-
ion. He could not understand
why things that were not re-
quired in the past were now
being required for Ms. Allen.
He suggested that the P&Z
was holding Ms. Allen and her
project to a higher standard
and making judgments in ar-
eas that had not been a part
of the P&Z concerns previ-
ously. Next, Attorney Yonclas,
sitting in for Mr. Shuler who
was on vacation, was asked to
render advice to the Board.
Mr. Yonclas could see no rea-
son why special consideration
should be given in this case.
He recommended that Ms.
Allen be required to bring her
plan before the P&Z per the
usual procedures (once
again)-without any pre-ap-
proval, or partial approval-
basically giving no consider-
ation to Ms. Alien's previous
(and future) expenses in-
curred in her attempt to
please and satisfy the Com-
munity-via the County Com-
mission and Alan Pierce and
the P&Z. The Board took Mr.
Yonclas' recommendation.

Fishing Pier
The Board was informed by
Mr. Pierce that the County
was now the proud owner of
the Old St. George Island
bridge-"whether they like it
or not". The Board all seemed
to be happy. E\er\yone poke
positively abouLt the Bndae-
the two ends of \% which are nzow
being used as a fishing pier.
Mr. Putnal acknowledged that
many people fish off the
bridge and enjoy having it.
Mr. Pierce agreed and pointed
out that, to this point, the ex-
penses to the County were
minimal. Mr. Pierce also in-
formed the Board about a
boat ramp to be constructed
on the Island side of the old
bridge. The County had been
given a $250,000 grant to-
wards that purpose and all
signs for its future construc-
tion were positive-even the
DEP approved. A boat ramp
will be constructed with ap-
proximately half of the grant
money and the rest will be
used to enhance and expand
the parking area.


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Drug And Alcohol

Treatment Program

Efforts are under way to estimate a much needed drug and
alcohol treatment program in Franklin County. This will le an
in-patient treatment facility. Currently, there is no such facil-
ity within one hundred miles.
This initiative is a God led endeavor that is based upon an
overwhelming community need. Alcohol and drugs permeate
the community and have contributed to broken homes and
destroyed lives. It is God led, in that, for over two years, no
less than three persons have come to the area with extensive
drug/alcohol treatment management experience. Additionally,
two certified counselors have relocated in the area and an Ala-
bama psychologist is willing to volunteer his services to the
center on Monday, of each week. A local doctor has consented
to do intake examinations and to provide health care for the
residents.
The First Baptist Church of St. George Island, in association
with the Franklin County Ministerial Association, has acquired
a one acre tract of property fronting on Highway 98 and
Jefferson Streets in Eastpoint, FL. Acquiring this facility is a
blessing from God because of the high cost of real estate in
the area and the outstanding sale price that has been negoti-
ated.
The blessing becomes evident in the fact the property has a
frame house, which will serve as the director's residence, and
a cinder block building. That building has been renovated and
was used by the Pentecostal Church until the property went
under contract. With only minor cosmetic work the building is
ready for occupancy. In fact, as per the terms of the purchase
agreement, this work, as well as physical possession, is, al-
ready, underway.
The immediate needs to consummate this agreement, is to
raise Thirty-Five Thousand ($35,000) by February 23, 2006.
The balance of Two Hundred & Twenty-Five Thousand
($225,000) would be due, at six (6) percent, on or before, Feb-
ruary 22, 2007, with no payments due during the interim.
This is an exceptional, God provided, opportunity.
Of course, additional monies would be needed, immediately,
to make repairs and for the initial start-up operating costs,
until the facility is filly functional and self supporting.
All contributions are TAX DEDUCTIBLE and should be made
payable to the FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ST. GEORGE IS-
LAND and "designated" for the treatment facility. An applica-
tion is currently pending to,incorporate the treatment center
as a separate, non profit entity. In the event that the facility is
not fully functional within six (6) months, any contributions
would, upon request, be refunded. Applications are, also, pend'-
in for licensing and state, sanctions. Hopefully, the center
wil be fully operational within three months.
An experienced, on-site, director has been selected and, ini-
tially, we will utilize volunteers, that have come forward, to
staff the facility around the clock. Two potential residents are,
at present, being counseled on an out-patient basis and are
ready for in-patient status, upon approval. Two others have
expressed an interest.
CONTACT: Mike Whaley, First Baptist Church of St. George
Island
CELL: 850-370-6080
OFFICE: 850-927-2257
PLEASE PRAY FOR THIS VITAL, MUCH NEEDED, MINISTRY
OUT-REACH AND THE IMMEDIATE MONETARY NEEDS, IN
ORDER TO JOIN GOD IN WHAT HE IS DOING TO BRING
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Beyond Lunchboxes-

New Nutritional

Guidelines Mandated By

Federal Government

By Karen Cox-Dennis
The Federal Government has issued a mandate, through the
Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, that
provides us all with a wonderful opportunity to establish stan-
dards for diet and health in our nation's public schools. This;
"Wellness Policy" process calls for each individual school dis-
trict to form a Wellness Committee and to draft a specific
Wellness Policy for Franklin County to address:
1) the quality of meals served at school,
2) the regularity of physical education, and
3) classroom, directly related to diet and health.
There are some basic principles in which we can all agree:
healthy children are the foundations of a healthy society; well-
nourished children are better able to learn; all children de-
serve nutritious, safe, and deliciously prepared food; eating
habits developed in childhood will affect health throughout
life; knowledge of food-how it is grown, who grows It, who
picks it or processes it, how it is prepared, its connection to
geography and tradition, and its influence in shaping of fu-
ture society-is integral to a healthy education.
These values-based principles can only be put into practice by
a community that is concerned, by the serious follow through
of the Wellness Committee that has to be formed and by the
vigilant guidance, encouragement and involvement by the
Franklin county School Board. This is one policy that shouldn't
fall by the wayside and that requires our collective attention.
The problem of obesity, diabetes and poor immune system
response in our County is widespread for our demographics,
and could be helped by consistent intake of whole foods and
less indulgence of prepared and packaged food with high salt
and/or sugar contents. If we want our children to be empow-
ered by strong diets and not run down by convenience foods,
sugar & caffeine, then this is a great opportunity to make sure
that the food they are eating at school is nutritious and thought-
fully prepared. Chapman Elementary had a history of great
home-cooked food for years. Carrabelle High has in place a
Food Service program. These wonderful starts have a welcome
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Citizen's Advisory Group
Rand Edelstein .................. Alligator Point
Karen Cox-Dennis ............... Apalachicola
Skip Frink .......................Carrabelle
David Butler ......... . ....... .Carrabelle
Elizabeth and Jim Sisung ....... Eastpoint
Bedford and Eugenia Watkins ...... .Eastpoint
Barbara Revell .................. Lanark Village
Richard Harper ............... .. St. George Island

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EDITORIAL & COMMENTARY


Hunting Among Many

Public Uses For St.

Vincent Wildlife Refuge

St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge is one of over 540 Na-
tional Wildlife Refuges managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service. It's mission is "To manage and preserve the natural
barrier island and associated native plant and animal com-
munities; provide resting, nesting, feeding and wintering habi-
tat for waterfowl and other migratory birds; protect endan-
gered and threatened species and their habitats; provide for
biodiversity; and increase public opportunities for outdoor
recreation and environmental education." This is derived from
the body of law including; the Migratory Bird Conservation
Act, the National Wildlife Administration Act, and the Refuge
Improvement Act of 1997, that determine the purposes of Na-
tional Wildlife Refuges.
Last week a letter from Mr. Ray Tyre appeared on the Times
editorial page decrying perceived mismanagement or wildlife
resources on the refuge. Part of his dissatisfaction seems to
stem from an impression that the refuge should be managed
to maximize hunting opportunity. Hunting is one of six prior-
ity public uses identified in the Refuge Improvement Act and
is an important management consideration, but it is not the
primary purpose for the refuge nor is it the only public use to
be considered.
Propagation of red wolves does serve the refuge purpose of
protecting endangered species. Mr. Tyre maintained that it
has been proven by DNA testing that red wolves are not a
species. This is not true. Though hybridization between coy-
otes and red wolves has been recognized as a modern phe-
nomenon that, in part, led to the wolfs precarious status; the
best scientific evidence (fossil, archeological, morphological,
behavioral, and DNA) still identify red wolves as a distinct spe-
cies. Aside from the argument about species, the letter also
asserted that the wolves would "literally eat themselves out of
house and home and the island will soon be devoid of wild-
life..." This is not true either. Wolves have a varied diet includ-
ing many small mammals and will not wipe out the larger
mammals.
Although we recognize that hunters view feral hogs as an im-
portant game species, the significant damage they do to spe-
cies and habitats we are mandated to protect requires that we
view them as a pest. On the refuge feral hogs destroy more sea
turtle nests than any other predator and their rooting is well
documented to damage many habitats including dunes and
wetlands. We do not have the resources "to declare all out
war" on the hogs. The fact is that hunters are an important
part of our integrated pest management program and in nine
of the last ten years hunters have removed more hogs than
refuge staff and contractors. Last year the refuge removed 25
hogs and almost all were utilized for trapping and manage-
ment in the red wolf program.
The refuge has a long history of fresh water fish kills due to
storms and drought cycles. With assistance from our Panama
City Fisheries Office and the Welaka National Fish Hatchery
the refuge has always, and plans to continue to maintain a
fresh water fishery through monitoring and restocking. In 1992,
a Wetland Management Review was conducted by a team of
biologists that did not include any St. Vincent NWR staff. The
team felt that if the refuge did not deal with cattail encroach-
ment "the ponds would reach a point (15-30 year period), that
there would be a loss of the pond habitat and associated fish-
eries." 'In other words the shallow, impounded fresh ponds
will not maintain suitable fish habitat over time without man-
agement. The measures the refuge took were necessary to per-
petuate the habitat needed for a fresh water fishery on the
refuge. After cattail control was complete the refuge restocked
the ponds with 5,800 fingerling bass and 1,500 hand-painted
bram and bluegill. That effort failed.-whpn drought condi-
ti.dns caused lo\w di-sol-ed oxygen leels "that caused a fish
I'il,ij' 2000. Whien.cond tions .improvedthe refuge restocked
2,000 fingerling bream and 5,000 fingerling bass. Fishing is
another of the priority public uses and the refuge is commit-
ted to providing public fishing opportunities on St. Vincent
NWR.
Mr. Tyre's assertion that the Service had, at one point, pro-
posed to eliminate sambar deer from the island was correct.
However, following objections from the public and the county
commission; the Service and others supported a study to as-
sess the ecological impact of this species. When the study re-
sults indicated little impact to white-tailed deer of other na-
tive animals, the refuge adopted a management plan to main-
tain a herd within the capabilities of the island and to provide
a unique recreational hunting opportunity for the public. That
remains refuge policy today. The inference that refuge em-
ployees are engaged in a secret sambar deer-killing campaign
is false. We have ample evidence that illegal poaching has oc-
curred in the past and would likely account for "mysteriously
shot" but uncollected animals.
We are acutely aware of our responsibilities to citizens, all
citizens, who are indeed the owners of St. Vincent National
Wildlife Re'fuge and its wonderful wildlife resources. Construc-
tive input for any needed changes are welcome, for regardless
of effort and intent, there is always room for improvement. We
invite you to visit the refuge and share your views with refuge
management. Visitors or calls are welcome at the refuge visi-
tor center in Apalachicola. 850-653-8808 or contact the North
Florida Refuges complex manager in St. Marks, FL 850-925-
6121.
"Our mission is working with others to conserve, protect, and
enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the
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In Honor Of Jerry M. Hoffer

By Tom W. Hoffer
My brother Jerry is four years older than I. He is 71 and con-
fined to a special home in El Paso, Texas, devoted to the care
of Alzheimer' s clients. The Desert Spring is probably an inno-
vation in the care of Alzheimer's patients, housing 54 resi-
dents in very home-like surroundings with dozens of atten-
dants who care for, and appropriately stimulate, memory-
clogged victims of this insidious disease.
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Left, Jerry Hoffer in younger days at Black
Mountain, a volcano. Right, Jerry, at Desert
Springs, El Paso, Texas.
Jerry did recognize me, and many others, and spoke fairly
coherently, but had difficulty walking and living independently.
His wife, Robin, after 35 years of marriage to him, simply was
worn down to the bone and found Desert Springs to be the
ideal place for him.


Jerry was a graduate of the State University of Iowa, Iowa City
(Undergraduate science) and Washington State, Pullman,
Washington) (Ph.D.; geology). His specialty was volcanic ma-
terials. He worked with the first moon astronauts in surveying
terrain similar to the moon environment, and more recently
explored the volcanic action at Mount St. Helen by chartering
an aircraft to penetrate the airspace over the active mountain.
His wife, Robin, in the meantime (also a Ph.D. geologist) flew
over in a chartered helicopter. He retired from the University
of Texas at El Paso after more than 30 years of teaching and
research.

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The exterior of Desert Springs, El Paso, Texas,
February 2006.
Of course, the decision to admit any loved-one to a care facil-
ity is one of the most difficult a family can make. But, Desert
Springs is specifically designed to accommodate individuals
with Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias. Around-the-
clock care is provided on an individualized basis. Desert Springs
provides a warm, inviting home like atmosphere. Common
areas include a variety of comfortably furnished and attrac-
tively decorated living, dining and activity rooms. My own ob-
servation was that Jerry's room was spacious and comfort-
able. There is an enclosed courtyard and fenced outside area
for walking landscaped with a fountain and flowers in season.
Desert Springs is a privately owned and operated concern based
in Vancouver, Washington. Over the last 20 years, JEA Senior
Living has managed, consulted and owned over 30 care cen-
ters across the United States.
The first two days of my visit with Jerry made me pretty dis-
couraged. We did live in different worlds but shared the same
legacies, family memories and often, similar associations. I
was confronted with him as an old man, disabled and barely
coping with reality yet exhibiting a strong will and somewhat
demanding temperament. Then, I looked in the mirror and
recognized that I too have become old, and perhaps that brought
me a fresh dose of reality in coming to grips with my own
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and exhibited a more acuve response to his visitors. I was
amazed by his positive behavior. Family is truly more impor-
tant in such circumstances. Toward the end of my visit, he
did say that he expected to be able to return home after "get-
ting better". There were some who doubted this ever to reach
reality, but his intention was unique to him, not a pronounce-
ment from someone else. I pray to God that this will happen
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The Circuit
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Your Public Trustee
By Marcia Johnson
Q: How can a person go about having
their civil rights restored?
A: Under Florida Statute to 944.292, upon conviction of a felony
as defined in s. 10, Art. X of the State Constitution, the civil
rights of the person convicted shall be suspended in Florida
until such rights are restored. The right most often referred to
our office is the right to vote. Per Florida Statute 940.05. any
person who has been convicted of a felony crime may he en-
titled to the restoration of all the rights of citizenship enjoyed
prior to p conviction if they have:
(1) Received a full pardon from the board of pardons;
(2) Served the maximum term of the sentence imposed; or
.(3) Been granted final release by the Parole Commission


When a person intends to apply for restoration of civil rights,
an application form must be completed that will require the
submission of a certified copy of the applicant's indictment or
information, the judgment adjudicating the applicant guilty,
and the sentence. It will also require the applicant to send a
copy of the application to the judge and prosecuting attorney
of the court of the conviction giving them notice of same. The
certified copies shall be furnished by the clerk of court's of-
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3 March 2006 Page 5


Second Circuit

Court Report

February 14, 2006
By Carol Noble

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

PRE TRIAL CONFERENCE
FICERA, TILDEN LEE: Charged with aggravated assault with fire-
arm on January 9, 2005; Charged with attempted first degree mur-
der; kidnapping to inflict bodily harm/terrorize; aggravated battery
with firearm; aggravated battery with deadly weapon; aggravated as-
sault on law enforcement officer; resisting officer with violence; pos-
session of controlled substance; criminal mischief 200 to 1,000 dol-
lars; violation injunction protection; possession of firearm by con-
victed felon on March 4, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The de-
fendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Pre-trial Conference continued to April 11, 2006.
GRIFFIN, DANIELLE J: Charged with burglary of a dwelling; grand
theft on April 12, 2005. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was
present in court with Attorney John C. Kenny. Pre-trial Conference
continued to March 14, 2006.
HARRIS, OMARSHAREK A: Charged with sexual battery by some
force and violence; lewd or lascivious battery on January 14, 2005.
Defendant was incarcerated. Attorney Adam Ruiz was not present for
court. Case Management continued to March 14, 2006.
LAMBERSON, KYLE C JR: Charged with sexual battery upon a child
under 12; lewd lascivious act on minor on December 1, 2004; Charged
with sexual battery by some force and violence on December 1, 2004.
Defendant was incarcerated. Attorney Gregory Cummings was not
present for court. Pre-trial Conference continued to April 11, 2006.
SMITH, WILLIE LEE: Charged with resisting officer with violence.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court
by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-trial Conference continued to
May 9, 2006.

ARRAIGNMENT
ADKINS, ROBERT LEWIS: Charged with grand theft (third degree)
and transfer without delivery of certificate on January 22, 2006. De-
fendant 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 90 days in jail
with 30 days credit for time served; 24 months probation; substance
abuse evaluation and treatment as recommended; restitution to vic-
tim; $264.38 costs.
AHRENT, SANTANA K: Charged with throwing deadly missile on Oc-
tober 31, 2005. Bond was $2,500.00. The defendant was present in
court and entered a plea of not guilty. A public defender was ap-
pointed. Case Management continued to March 14, 2006.
ASH, CRAIG: Charged with resisting officer with violence; posses-
sion of cocaine with intent to sell on December 27, 2005. Defendant
was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Public
Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a written plea of not guilty dated
February 9, 2006. Case Management continued to April 11, 2006.
BANKS, CLAUDE JR: Charged with sale of substance in lieu of co-
caine on January 3, 2006. The defendant on conditional release did
not show up for court. Capias issued, then recalled. Re-notice for
March 14, 2006.
BRADLEY, SAMUEL J: Charged with felony DUI; felony fleeing or
attempt to elude; driving while license suspended (felony); resisting
officer without violence; criminal mischief 200 to 1,000 dollars; re-
fusal to submit to balance test on December 10, 2005. Defendant was
incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Public De-
fender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of not guilty. Case Manage-
ment continued to March 14, 2006.
CARGILL, STEPHON EUGENE JR: Charged with driving while li-
cense suspended (felony) on January 7, 2006; Charged with driving
while license suspended (felony) on December 20, 2005. Defendant
was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Attor-
ney Rachel Chesnut who entered a written plea of not guilty dated
February 2, 2006. Case Management continued to April 1: I~l 2006.
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CARPENTER, CHARLES MORGAN JR: Charged with burglary of a
conveyance on January 24, 2006; grand theft (third degree) on De-
cember 22, 2005. Bond was $2,500.00. The defendant was present in
court and entered a plea of not guilty. A public defender was ap-
pointed. Case Management continued to April 11, 2006.
CRUM, ANGELA RENEE: Charged with public assistance fraud. De-
fendant released on own recognizance. The defendant was represented
in court by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler who entered a written plea of
not guilty dated February 10, 2006. Case Management continued to
April 11, 2006.
FAULK, SHEDRICK R: Charged with driving while license suspended
(felony) on January 15, 2006. Bond was $2,500.00. The defendant
was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Man-
agement continued to April 11. 2006.
GRIGGSI TAMMY: Charged 2 times with sale of controlled substance
on January 10, 2006. Defendant, was incarcerated. The defendant
was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who en-
tered a written plea of not guilty dated February 9, 2006. Case Man-
agement continued to April 11. 2006.
JAMES, LARRY A: Charged with arson on December 24, 2005. De-
fendant released on own recognizance. The defendant was represented
in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a written plea
of not guilty dated February 9, 2006. Case Management continued to
April 11, 2006.
JORDEN, CARL W: Charged with worthless check over 150 dollars
on January 22, 2006. 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 23 days in jail with 23 days credit for time served; 24
months probation; restitution to victim; $465.00 court costs, fines
and fees.
MARTIN, UVAN JAMES: Charged with burglary of a dwelling; grand
theft (third degree), on January 5, 2006. 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 defen-
dant was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 28 days credit for time
served; 36 months probation; $450.00 restitution to victim; $410.00
courts costs and fees.
MOODY, MARK A: Charged with burglary of a dwelling; grand theft
(third degree); resisting officer without violence; possession drug para-
phernalia on December 14, 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 March
14, 2006.
NEEL, KIMBERLY JANENE: Charged with burglary of dwelling while
armed on January 9, 2006. Bond was $15,000.00. The defendant
was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered
a plea of not guilty. Case Management continued to May 9, 2006.
PORCHE, EDWARD: Charged with grand theft on December 23, 2005.
Bond was $2,500.00. The defendant was present in court and en-
tered a plea of not guilty. A public defender was appointed. Case Man-
agement continued to April 11, 2006.
PRINCE, EDWARD J: Charged with criminal mischief (3rd degree
felony) on October 1, 2005. Bond was The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea
of not guilty. Case Management continued to March 14, 2006.
RHODES, QUINNALAND: Charged with throwing deadly missile on
October 18, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
represented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Manage-
ment continued to March 14, 2006.
RICHARDSON, TEELIAH: Charged with throwing deadly missile;
Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon on January 5,
2006. Total bond was $12,500.00. The defendant was present in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not guilty.
Case Management continued to May 9, 2006.
ROGERS, MICHAEL SHEA: Charged with felony fleeing or attempt-,
ing to elude officer on December 5, 2005. Bond was $500.00. The
attorney was not present in court. Notice sent. Case Management
continued to March 14, 2006.
SCOTT, RAMAH TULANE: Charged with possession controlled sub-
stance marijuana over 20 grams on December 9, 2005- Bond was
$5,000.00. Written plea of not guilty entered on January 9, 2006.
Case Management continued to March 14, 2006.
SMITH, JESSE G. JR: Charged with sale of controlled substance on
January 1,' 2006. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
present in court with Attorney Gregory Cummings, entered a plea of
no contest to lesser charge of possession of controlled substance co-
caine and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 24
months probation (concurrent) with 34 days credit Ior tIrn e served.
$410-00 court costs and fees.


Hi-Tech

Child Finder

By Sue Cronkite
The Franklin County Sheriffs
Department has some new
equipment which aids greatly
in helping to find lost children.
With the use of modern tech-
nology messages about lost
children, or other crucial in-
formation, can get out to the
community in seconds.
Last week officers were noti--
fled when a 15-year-old boy
with copper-colored hair had
been reported missing.
"Within 60 seconds the equip-
ment called every telephone in
the surrounding area and
asked for help in locating the
lost boy," said Maj. Chester
Creamer.
The runaway youth was found
in some woods near his home.
"But," says Maj. Creamer, "it
could have been different.
What if a child is playing at a
neighbor's house? His mother
misses him and calls us at
670-8500. The machine will
' call all telephone numbers in
a radius of the address. We
can broaden the search if nec-
essary."
The automated message asks
for help in locating the miss-
ing person. Kids, especially
teenagers, aren't always
where you think they are, or
should be. With neighbors
and area residents on the
lookout, the chance of finding
them becomes much easier.
With the ability to call thou-
sands of people in a short
amount of time, the chances
of locating a person, especially
children, is shortened a great
deal. The Sheriffs Depart-
ment has had the equipment
about six months. "With that
many calls, that fast, we're
much more likely to find a
missing person," said Maj.
Creamer. "When you realize
someone is missing, lost, or
running away, call the
Franklin County Sheriffs De-
partment at (850) 670-8500.
We'll help you, and fast."


WARD, GEORGE WEEMS JR: Charged with driving while license
suspended (felony); DUI; refusal to submit to balance test on Novem-
ber 29, 2005. Bond was $2,500.00. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of not
guilty. Case Management continued to April 11, 2006.
WILSON, JUSTIN WESLEY: Charged with grand theft (third degree);
dealing in stolen property on January 6, 2006; charged with burglary
of structure on January 23, 2006. 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 defen-
dant was sentenced to 39 days in jail with 39 days credit for time
served (stipulated); 36 months probation; inpatient treatment and
aftercare; total $820.00 court costs and fees.
ZACKERY, REGINOLD T: Charged with felony fleeing or attempting
to elude officer; property damage $1,000.00 on November 3, 2005;
driving while license suspended (felony) on January 30, 2006. Bond
was.$1,500.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney
Gregory Cummings and entered a plea of not guilty. Case Manage-
ment continued to March 14, 2006.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION ARRAIGNMENT
BROWN, ELIJAH III: Charged with sale of substance in lieu of co-
caine on June 24, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant
was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who en-
tered a plea of denial. Case Management continued to March 14, 2006.
COLON, EDWARD ANTHONY: Charged with uttering a forged instru-
ment on July 18, 200; Charged with possession of controlled sub-
stance on July 18, 2002. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant
was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who en-
tered a plea of denial dated February 9, 2006. Case,Management con-
tinued to March 14, 2006.
ESTES, PAMELA SARAH: Charged with tampering with witness on
April 11, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was rep-
resented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a
plea of denial. Case Management continued to March 14, 2006.
HARRIS, VICKIE ANN: Charged with cultivation of cannabis on June
7, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation
and was found in violation of probation. The defendant was sentenced
to 1 year and 1 day in prison with 9 days credit for time served. Costs
reduced to civil judgment.
KEITH, JASON DERRICK: Charged with felony DUI on December
22, 2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of denial.
Case Management continued to March 14, 2006.
KRISS, THOMAS M: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly
weapon on July 18, 2005. Defendant released on own recognizance.
The defendant was present in court and entered a plea of denial. A
public defender was appointed. Case Management continued to March
14, 2006.
LEMON, LAKEISHA: Charged with 2 counts battery on law enforce-
ment officer, May 9, 2003 and July 1, 2003. Defendant was incarcer-
ated. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin
Steiger and entered a plea of denial. Violation of Probation Hearing
set for March 14, 2006.
MCALPIN, PHILLIP DAVID: Charged with aggravated assault with
deadly weapon on April 3, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The
defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
State to withdraw affidavit of probation. The defendant sentenced to
5 days in jail with 5 days credit for time served.
PRINCE, EDWARD J: Charged with sale of controlled substance on
December 11, 2003. The defendant was represented in court by Pub-
lic Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a plea of denial. Case Man-
agement continued to March 14, 2006.
RUSS, JEROME D: Charged with sale of controlled substance on
December 22, 2001; Charged with sale of controlled substance on
October 7, 2002. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was rep-
resented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a
plea of denial dated February 9, 2006. Case Management continued
to March 14, 2006.
SALMON, JAMES A: Charged with burglary of a dwelling X 4 on De-
cember 30, 2004; Charged with burglary of a dwelling on January 9,
2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of denial dated
February 9, 2006. Case Management continued to March 14, 2006.
SAPP, JOSEPHINE: Charged with battery on law enforcement officer
on December 23, 2002. Defendant released on own recognizance. The
defendant was present in court. Probation affidavit withdrawn.
SMITH JERRAL DWAYNE:;Charged ih iLu :ra ited battery or No-
veniber 23, 2001. Defendaht was inrcrcerated The defendant \as
repfresnted'in court by AttidrieyJ Gordon Shuler He-aring set for
April 11, 2006.
WALLACE, KENNETH L: Charged 2 times with sale of controlled sub-
stance on June 5, 2001; Charged with aggravated battery on preg-
nant victim on August 10, 2004; Charged with battery by inmate on
March 30, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was rep-
resented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Management
continued to March 14, 2006.
WARD, TIMOTHY SHAWN: Charged with throwing deadly missile on
March 11, 2004. Defendant released on own recognizance. The de-
fendant was present in court and entered a plea of denial. A public
defender was appointed. Case Management continued to March 14,
2006.
WIDDON, CRAIG R: Charged with burglary of a dwelling; grand theft
(3rd degree) on June 4, 2004; Charged with possession of controlled
substance with intent to sell or deliver; possession with intent to sell
cannabis on October 21, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The de-
fendant was present in court with Attorney Gregory Cummings, ad-
mitted being in violation and was found in violation of probation. Pro-
bation modified and extended from this day forward as drug offender
probation with 160 days credit for time served; suspended prison term
of 24 months.
WILLIAMS, MARTALIUS DEMETRIUS: Charged with possession of
controlled substance cocaine; possession of cannabis not more than
20 grams on August 15, 2005., Defendant was incarcerated. The de-
fendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger
who entered a plea of denial. Case Management continued to March
14, 2006.

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Court Report from Page 5

WILSON, PAUL DENNIS: Charged with possession of controlled sub-
stance cocaine on July 28, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The
defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger
who entered a plea of denial dated February 13, 2006. Case Manage-
ment continued to March 14. 2006.

DISPOSITION
AMISON, JAMES STEWART: Charged with felony battery; criminal
mischief on May 17, 2005. Bond was $5.000.00. The defendant was
represented in court by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler. Disposition con-
tinued to April 11, 2006.
BARRACK, HARVEY S: Charged with sale of controlled substance:
possession of controlled substance on April 9, 2005. Defendant was
incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public De-
fender Kevin Steiger. Disposition continued to May 9, 2006.
MORROW, SHANNON LEE: Charged with sale or possession of con-
trolled substance with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a school on
July 21. 2005. The defendant was present in court with Public De-
fender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of no contest. Adjudication
withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 15
days credit for time served; 36 months probation; substance abuse
evaluation and treatment; random tests for no drugs or alcohol;
$666.48 court costs, fines and fees.
TOMLIN, JENNIFER MARIE: Charged with grand theft on January
12. 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 33 days
in jail with 33 days credit for time served; 48 months probation (con-
current); $2,455.82 restitution to victim; $410.00 court costs and fees.

CASE MANAGEMENT
ALTMAN, VICTOR J: Charged with possession of controlled substance
cocaine on October 1, 2005. Bond was $3,000.00. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Manage-
ment continued to March 14, 2006.
BANKS, JAMES GADSDEN: Charged with flagrant violation of net
law; possession of net larger than 2 inch stretch on November 12,
2004. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was present in court with
Attorney Gregory Cummings and entered a plea of no contest. Adju-
dication withheld: The defendant was sentenced to 2 days in jail with
2 days credit for time served; 18 months probation (may apply for
early termination after 9 months if conditions met); $410.00 court
costs and fees.
BANKS, RICKY: Charged with flagrant violation of net law; posses-
sion of 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 and entered a plea of no contest. Adjudication
withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 2 days in jail with 2 days
credit for time served; 18months probation (may apply for early ter-
mination after 9 months if conditions met): $410.00 court costs and
fees.
BATT, EDDIE D: Charged with grand theft on April 19, 2004; Charged
with possession contraband at county detention facility on October
28, 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. Probation revoked. The de-
fendant was sentenced to 24 months in prison each charge (concur-
rent) with 248 days and 202 days credit for time served. Costs re-
duced to civil judgment.
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. Attorney Gregory
Cummings was assigned. Case Management continued to March 14,
2006.
BAUCHAM, WILLIE FRED: Charged with grand theft (3rd degree);
resisting officer with violence on November 8, 2005. Bond was
$1,250.00.The defendant was present in court. Attorney Gregory
Cummins assigned. CaseManagement continued to March 14, 2006.
BILBO, BRIAN: Charged with sexual battery upon a child under 12
on September 19, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant
was represented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Man-
agement continued to April 11, 2006.
BOONE, DANIEL RAY: Charged with flagrant violation of net law;
possession of net larger than 2 inch stretch; felony flee or elude of-
ficer in boat on October 31, 2004. Bond was $5,000.00. The defen-
dant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and
entered a plea of no contest. Adjudication withheld. The defendant
was sentenced to 2 days in jail with 2 days credit for time served; 18
months probation (may apply for early termination after 9 months if
conditions met); $410.00 court costs and fees. Boat to be returned.
BOONE, MICHAEL: Charged with lewd or lascivious battery on April
23. 2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented
in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Violation of Probation Hear-
ing set for March 14, 2006.
BUZBEE, CHRISTOPHER: Charged with aggravated assault with
deadly weapon on October 30, 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 defen-
dant was sentenced to 1 year and 1 day in prison with 108 days
credit for time served. Costs reduced to civil judgment.
CALDWELL, JOHN ROBLEY JR: Charged with possession of con-
trolled substance cocaine on July 27. 2005. Bond was $10,000.00.
The defendant was represented in court by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler.
Case Management continued to March 14, 2006.
CARGILL, GEORGE FREDERICK: Charged with 3 counts posses-
sion of controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver; possession
of firearm by convicted felon on March 2, 2005; Charged with driving
while license suspended (felony) on May 21, 2005. Defendant was
incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Attorney
Gregory Cummings. Case Management continued to March 14, 2006.
CARGILL, STEPHON EUGENE JR: Charged with driving while li-
cense suspended (felony); resisting officer without violence; refusal to
sign summons on September 2, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated.
The defendant was represented in court by Attorney Rachel Chesnut
who entered written plea of not guilty dated February 2, 2006. Case
Management continued to April 11, 2006.
COX, SHELLEY D: Charged with resisting officer with violence on
August 13, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Probation modi-
fied to include attending and completing drug treatment and after-
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CREAMER, BOBBY GENE: Charged with driving while license sus-
pended (felony) on May 20, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The
defendant was represented in court by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler.
Case Management continued to March 14, 2006.
CROOM, DERRICK B: Charged with burglary of structure on Sep-
tember 12, 2005; grand theft (third degree) on November 7, 2005.
Bond was $7,500.00. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to March 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 Attorney Rachel Chesnut. Case Management continued to
April 11, 2006.
DANIELS, ANDRE: Charged with possession of controlled substance
with intent to sell or deliver on July 27, 2005. Bond was $25,000.00.
The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Pre-trial Conference set for March 14, 2006.
DANIELS, JAMES IVAN JR: Charged with flagrant violation of net
law on February 3, 2005. Defendant on conditional release. The de-
fendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-
trial Conference set for April 11, 2006.
DAVIS, DON L: Charged with purchase controlled substance cocaine
on August 25, 2005; Charged with flagrant violation of net law on
October 30, 2005; Charged with possession net larger than 2 inch
stretch and possession undersized red fish on November 22, 2005.
Bond was $2,500.00. The defendant was represented in court by Public
Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-trial Conference set for April 11, 2006.
DAVIS, JOHN MICHAEL: Charged with flagrant violation of net law
on October 30, 2005; Charged with possession net larger than 2 inch
stretch and possession undersized red fish on November 22, 2005.
Bond was $2,500.00. The defendant was present in court with Attor-
ney Ethan Andrew Way. Pre-trial Conference set for April 11, 2006.
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 continued to March 14, 2006.
DELACRUZ, OCTAVIO: Charged with possession of controlled sub-
stance cocaine on September 10, 2005. Bond was $1,500.00. The
defendant was present in court with Attorney Gregory Cummings.
Case Management continued to March 14, 2006.
EMSWILER, GEORGE I: Charged 7 times with worthless check over
150 dollars. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was presented
in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no con-
test and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 60
months probation (may apply for early termination after 30 months if
conditions met) with 19 days credit for time served; total restitution
to victims at $250.00 per month, 90 days after start of probation;
$650.00 court costs and fees.
FULLER, SAMUEL EUGENE: Charged with premeditated murder (first
degree). Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented
in court by Attorney Rachel Chestnut. A speedy trial waived. Case
Management continued to May 9, 2006. :
GOLDEN, JOHN H.: Charged with possession of controlled substance
and drug paraphernalia use or possession on May 5, 2005. Bond was
$10,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Paul
G. Komarek. Pre-trial Conference set for March 14, 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 contin-
ued to March 14, 2006.
GRAY, TRINA D: Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude
officer; driving while license suspended (felony); resisting officer with-
out violence on April 7, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The de-
fendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Case Management continued to April 11, 2006.
GUELTZOW, WILLIAM S: Charged with felony DUI; driving while li-
cense suspended (felony): refusal to submit to balance test on Octo-
ber 1, 2005. Bond was $15,000.00. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management contin-
ued to April 11. 2006.
HARRIS, OMARSHAREK A: Charged 2 times with sale of controlled
substance on December 6, 2002; Charged with possession of con-
trolled substance with intent to sell or deliver on January 14, 2005;
Charged with driving while license suspended (felony) on January
14, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented
in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Management contin-
ued to March 14, 2006.
HINSON, MICHELLE NICOLE: Charged 2 times with sale of crack
cocaine on November 15. 2005.'Total bond was $20,000.00. The de-
fendant was represented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way.
The defendant did not show up for court, a capias (warrant for arrest)
was issued. It was recalled, as defendant did show up. Case Manage-
ment continued to March 14, 2006.
HUBBART, 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. Violation of
Probation Hearing set for March 14, 2006.


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JACOBS, DANIEL ROY: Charged with grand theft on May 27, 2005.
Defendant was incarcerated. The attorney was not present for court.
Case Management continued to March 14, 2006.
JOHNS, ROYCE L: Charged with possession of cannabis more than
20 grams on August 8, 2005. Bond was $1,000.00. The State Attorney's
office dropped all charges.
JOYNER, AMY M: Charged with dealing in stolen property on Octo-
ber 16, 2005. Bond was $2,000.00. The defendant was present in
court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Management contin-
ued to March 14, 2006.
KORNEGAY, ALBERT: Charged with grand theft (3rd degree) on Au-
gust 25, 2005. Defendant on conditional release. Attorney John H.
Sytsma was not present. Case Management continued to March 14,
2006.
LADNER, KATHERINE DIANE: Charged with possession of controlled
substance without prescription; DUI; possession legend drug with-
out prescription; possession of cannabis; possession drug parapher-
nalia on May 22, 2005. Bond was $1,465.00. The defendant was rep-
resented in court by Attorney Richard H. Smith. Case Management
continued to March 14, 2006.
LARKIN, JENNIFER MICHELLE: Charged with child neglect on Oc-
tober 6, 2005. Bond was $250.00. The defendant was represented in
court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Management continued
to March 14, 2006.
LATTIMORE, CORLINDA: Charged with sale of crack cocaine on No-
vember 15, 2005. Bond was $25,000.00. The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Management
continued to March 14, 2006.
LEE, ROBERT KEVIN: Charged with uttering (passing worthless docu-
ment) on August 21, 2005; Charged with felony fleeing or attempting
to elude officer on August 21, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The
defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Case Management continued to March 14, 2006.
LOWERY, CHIQUITA L: Charged with grand theft on January 21,
2005. Bond was $1,000.00. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to April
11,2006.
LUCY, JACQUELINE M: Charged with possession of controlled sub-
stance; possession of paraphernalia on July 23, 2005. Bond was
$1,500.00. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender
Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of no contest to count 1. Charges to
be dropped count 2. Adjudication withheld. The defendant was sen
tenced to 18 months probation with 2 days credit for time served;
random testing for illegal drugs or alcohol; $410.00 court costs and
fees.
MARTIN, KELVIN A: Charged with sale of controlled substance on
November 1, 2005; Charged 2 times with sale/possession controlled
substance with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a church on Decem-
ber 13, 2003. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Management
continued to March 14, 2006.
MATHES, GEORGE D: Charged with dealing in stolen property on
October 18, 2005. Bond was $2,000.00. The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Management
continued to March 14, 2006.
MAXWELL, JOSH EDWARD: Charged with fraudulent use of credit
card; grand theft (3rd degree) on April 7, 2005. Defendant was incar-
cerated. The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender
Kevin Steiger. Pre-trial Conference set for April 11, 2006.
MAXWELL, SAMUEL EDWARD: Charged with criminal use of per-
sonal identification information on April 7, 2005. Bond was $2,000.00.
The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin
Steiger. Pre-trial Conference set for April 11, 2006.
MCANALLY, DAVID E: Charged 2 times with sale of controlled sub-
stance on August 5, 2005. Total bond was $50,000.00. The defendant
was represented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Man-
agement continued to March 14, 2006.
MCDANIEL, LISA ELAINE: Charged with aggravated child abuse by
malicious punishment on December 8, 2004. Defendant on condi-
tional release. The defendant was present in court with Public De-
fender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to April 11, 2006.
MIXON, JERMY JOSEPH: Charged with aggravated battery with
deadly weapon on October 19, 2005. Bond was $10,000.00. The de-
fendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case
Management continued to April 11, 2006.


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MOODY, MARK A: Charged with sale of substance in lieu of cocaine
on September 1. 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant
was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Man-
agement continued to March 14, 2006.

MOORE, KATIE NICOLE: Charged with possession of controlled sub-
stance with intent to sell or deliver x 3. Bond was $2,500.00. The
defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Case Management continued to March 14. 2006.

NEVILLE, MARQUIES D: Charged with lewd or lascivious molesta-
tion on November 2. 2005. Bond was $10.000.00. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a
plea of no contest to lesser charge of delinquent act of lewd or lascivi-
ous molestation. Disposition set for April 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 May 9, 2006.

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 no contest. Adjudication withheld. The defendant was sen-
tenced to 18 months probation with 104 days credit for time served;
must complete inpatient drug treatment and aftercare; random test-
ing for illegal drugs or alcohol. $410.00 court costs and fees.

POOL, FRANKLIN R II: Charged with sale of controlled substance on
June 24. 2005. Bond was $25,000.00. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management contin-
ued to March 14. 2006.

PROVENZANO, MICHELE D: Charged 2 times with aggravated child
abuse with deadly weapon on September 29, 2005. Defendant re-
leased on own recognizance. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to April
11, 2006.

PROVENZANO, MICHELE D: Charged with sale of crack cocaine on
November 15, 2005. Bond was $25,000.00. The defendant was present
in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management con-
tinued to April 11, 2006.

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 represented in court by Attorney Rachel Chesnut. Case Manage-
ment continued to March 14, 2006.

RAMIREZ, CARLOS: Charged with resisting arrest with violence.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court
by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to
March 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 Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to April
11.2006.

RHODES, QUINNALAND J. JR: Charged with sale of controlled sub-
stance on September 14, 2004; Charged with aggravated battery with
deadly weapon. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was rep-
resented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Violation of Proba-
tion Hearing set for March 14. 2006.

ROBERTS, JAMES LEEHASKELL: Charged with flagrant violation
of net law; possession net larger than 2 inch stretch on October 24,
2004. The defendant was represented in court by Attorney Ethan'
Andrew Way. Pre-trial Conference set for April 11, 2006.

RUCKER, KENNETH R: Charged with purchase controlled substance
cocaine; fleeing attempting to elude police officer on September 1,
2005. Bond was $10,000.00. The defendant was represented in court
by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Management continued to March
14, 2006.

SEAMON, TONYA CHARLENE: Charged with aggravated battery with
deadly weapon on March 24, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The
defendant was represented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way.
Case Management continued to March 14, 2006.

SIMMONS, MATTHEW RUSSELL: Charged with possession of con-.
trolled substance cocaine on November 21, 2005: Charged 2 times
with sale of controlled substance on November 21, 2005. Defendant
was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a plea of no contest. Adjudication
withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 150 days in jail with 85
days credit for time served; 36 months probation (concurrent all cases);
random testing for no alcohol or illegal drugs; $1,530.00 court costs,
fines and fees.

SMITH, JESSE G. JR: Charged with possession of controlled sub-
stance with intent to sell or deliver on February 16. 2005. Defendant
was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with Attorney
Gregory Cummings, entered a plea of no contest to lesser charge of
possession of controlled substance cocaine and was adjudicated guilty.
The defendant was sentenced to 24 months probation with 6P days
credit for time served (concurrent); $410.00 court costs and,/es.

SMITH, PRESTON WAYNE: Charged with dealing stolen property on
November 22, 2005. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendanywas repre-
sented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case/lanagement
continued to April 11, 2006. /

SNELGROVE, WILLIAM DANIEL: Charged with a gravated battery
great bodily harm or September 26, 2003. Defendant was incarcer-
ated. The defendant was present in court with attorney Ethan An-
drew Way, admitted being in violation and wasiound in violation of
probation. Probation revoked. The defendar- was sentenced to 6
months in jail with 103 days credit for time served; 4 years probation
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STEPHENS, MELVIN BERNARD: Charged with sale of crack cocaine
on November 15, 2005. Defendant incarcerated. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Manage-
ment continued to March 14, 2006.

SUDDETH, GLENN L. JR: Charged with possession of controlled sub-
stance cocaine; resisting officer without violence; charged with deal-
ing stolen property on December 7, 2005. Total bond was $26,000.00.
The defendant was present in court with Attorney Rachel Chesnut.
Case Management continued to April 11, 2006.

THOMPSON, JESSE JAMES: Charged with felony fleeing or attempt-
ing to elude officer on Sept 3, 2005. Bond was $500.00. The State
Attorney's office dropped all charges.

TOMLIN, JENNIFER MARIE: Charged with uttering a forged instru-
ment on July 15, 2002. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant
was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted
being in violation and was found in violation of probation. .Probation
revoked. The defendant was sentenced to 92 days in jail with 92 days
credit for time served; 48 months probation (concurrent) with all pre-
vious conditions re-imposed; $1,246.81 restitution to victim.

TOWNSEND, RUFUS E. JR: Charged 2 times with sale of controlled
substance on August 30, 2004. Bond was $2,500.00. The defendant
was represented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Man-
agement continued to April 11, 2006/

VONIER, BROOK J: Charged with grand theft; aggravated battery
great bodily harm on March 19, 2003; Charged with grand theft (third
degree) on August 22, 2005. Defendant was incarcerated. The defen-
dant was represented in court by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler. Case
Management continued to March 14, 2006.

WALKER, DANIEL WILLIAM: Charged with flagrant violation of net
law; possession net larger than 2 inch stretch on October 24, 2004.
Bond was $1,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-trial Conference set for April 11, 2006.

WEBSTER, ANGELA T: Charged with possession with intent to sell
cannabis; 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 April 11, 2006.

WESTMORELAND, PEARLIE B: Charged with exploitation of elderly;
money laundering; aggravated white collar crime. Bond was
$40,000.00. The defendant was represented in court by Attorney Bar-
bara Sanders. Case Management continued to June 13, 2006.

WHITE, JOSEPH E: Charged with possession of controlled substance
cocaine on August 5, 2005; Charged with sale of controlled substance
on August 5, 2005. Total bond was $57,500.00. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger and entered a
plea of no contest. Adjudication withheld. The defendant was sen-
tenced to 90 days in jail with 7 days credit for time served; 36 months
probation: no illegal drugs or alcohol; $1,020.00 court costs, fines
and fees.

WILLIAMS, ALBERT: Charged with possession of controlled substance
with intent to sell or deliver on August 25, 2005. Bond was $25,000.00
The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevir
Steiger. Case Management continued to April 11, 2006.

WILLIAMS, NORMAN B. JR: Charged with sexual battery upon E
child under 12 on January 11, 2005 and March 29, 2005. Defendan
was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Attor
ney Ethan Andrew Way. Pre-trial Conference set for April 11, 2006.

YARRELL, RICCO: Charged with sale of controlled substance on June
21. 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented
in court by Attorney Gregory Cummings. Violation of Probation Hear
ing set for April 11. 2006.

YARRELL, RICCO: Charged with sale of crack cocaine on Januar
18, 2005; Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude officer
possession of cannabis more than 20 grams on May 18, 2004: Chargec
3 times with possession of controlled substance with intent to sell o
deliver on October 9, 2005; Charged with possession with intent tc
sell cannabis on October 9, 2005: Charged 3 times with felony fleeing
or attempting to elude officer on October 9, 2005: Charged with driv
ing while license suspended or revoked. Defendant was incarcerated
The defendant was represented in court by Attorney Gregory
Cummings. Case Management continued to April 11. 2006.

YOUNG, FREDERICK J: Charged with possession of controlled sub
stance; driving while license suspended (felony) on November 3, 2005
Bond was $7,500.00. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to March 14
2006.

-HEARINGS

Krrvn, -rJ.sorN DCn0cIC-Mti.o.. fi pre trial releasee or reasonab61
j-, M o ii](-, l._, ,-h r- -d .; . .

LEMON, LAKEISHA: Motion for pre-trial release or reasonable bail
Motion denied.

TRAMMELL, LAURA: Motion for early termination of probation. Mo
tion granted.

KENNEDY, DONNA: Charged with sale of a controlled substance. Pro
bation modified. The defendant was sentenced to 90 days in jail witl
44 days credit for time served; substance abuse evaluation and treat
ment; re-impose any conditions not met.

CARGILL, STEPHON EUGENE JR: Motion to revoke bond. Motior
granted.

SALMON, JAMES A; Motion for pre-trial release or reasonable bail
Motion denied.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION HEARING

ANDERSON, RICKY DALE: Charged with burglary of a structure
grand theft (3rd degree) on May 10, 1998. Defendant was incarcer
ated. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevil
Steiger, admitted being in violation and was found in violation of pro
nation. Probation revoked. The defendant was sentenced to 30 month:
in prison with 333 days credit for time served (concurrent). Cost re
duced to civil judgment.

LEE, ROBERT KEVIN: Charged with dealing stolen property on May
27, 2003; Charged with grand theft motor vehicle on May 29, 2003
Charged with 10 counts uttering (passing worthless document) or
September 3, 2003; Charged with uttering a forged instrument on
March 20, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was rep
resented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Violation of Pro
bation Hearing continued to March 14, 2006.


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The Franklin County Commission approved the expenditure of
$531,147.53 at their February 21, 2006 meeting. The bills are
listed as follows, published for the Board by the County Fi-
nance Office.


ACS GOV'T FINANCIAL SYSTEM
02/21/2006 13:
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000853
002507
001566
000852
000439
.04192
002194
002493
001972
001489
002394
001051
000168
002506
002492
002494
000217
002029
002487
000312
000132
002481
002186
002424
.04187
001995
000175
000835
000205
001269
.04188
002278
001036
002215
002490
002377
001725
002450
000329


Check Register


A.I.P. PRODUCTS INC.
AIRGAS SOUTH
ALL AMERICAN FORD
ALLTEL
ALSO
AMERICAN SYSTEM TECHNOLO
ANESTHESIOLOGY ASSOCIATE
ANIMAL CARE EQUIPMENT
APALACHICOLA ACE HARDWARE
ARAMARK
HARD'S FINAL
BAKER AND TAYLOR
BALL/EILEEN A.
BAYSIDE GALLERY & FLORIS
BCC HOSPITAL FUND
BCC ROAD AND BRIDGE FUND
BRIGGS CORPORATION
C & W FOOD SERVICE INC
CALHOUN LIBERTY HOSPITAL
CAPITAL TRUCK, INC.
CARDINAL HEALTH
SINGULAR WIRELESS
CITY OF CARRABELLE
CLERK OPERATIONAL ACCOUNT
COLLEGIATE PACIFIC
CREATIVE FORMS & CONCEPT
CULLIGAN
DELL MARKETING L.P.
DEPT OF MANAGEMENT SERVI
DICK BLICK
DIRECT
DOCUFORMS" LLC
EASTPOINT WATER & SEWER
ELAN FINANCIAL SERVICES
ELLISON EDUC EQUIP INC
EME COMPANY
ENVIRO14ED OF BAY COUNTY
ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING &
FAIRBANKS SCALES
FEDERAL EXPRESS CORP.
FLEET SUPPLY.
FLORIDA MEDICAID-COUNTY
FLORIDA MUNICIPAL INSURA
FLORIDA RESEARCH, INC.
G&N PAINTING
GANDER AUTO PARTS
GLENDA' GARDEN
GRANGER/LATONIA
GT COM
GT COMMUNICATIONS
GULF COAST AGGREGATES LL
GULF STATE CHEMICAL &
GULFSIDE IGA
GULFSIDE IGA (CARRABELL
HARBOR MEDICAL CENTER
HIGHSMITH, INC.
HILL MANUFACTURING COMPA
HOLLEY. INC.
HUMPHREY/WILLIAM
ISLAND DRIVE PROPERTIES
IVERS MD/VINCENT
J. V. GANDER DISTRIBUTOR
JACKSON-COOK
KETCHUM, WOOD & BURGER
KONICA MINOLTA MEDICAL I
LAND'S END BUSINESS OUTF
LAYNE/JOHN
LEITZ OFFICE PRODUCTS
LEROY HILL COFFEE CO INC
LIBERTY COMMUNICATIONS
LUBRICATION ENGINEERS IN
MEDQUIST
MILLER MARINE, INC.
MILLER WELDING SUPPLY
MINOLTA CORPORATION
MITINET INCORPORATED
MORBARK INC
MORON, MICHAEL
MUNICIPAL CODE CORP.
NE-RO TIRE & BRAKE SVC,
NEFF RENTAL INC
NISCO SERVICE & SUPPLY
OFFICE OF THE STATE ATTO
PANHANDLE LIBRARY ACCESS
PAULS' PEST CONTROL
pAXAR AMERICAS INC
PEAVY & SON CONSTRUCTION
PEDDLE CHEMICAL COMPANY,
PENDLETON'S CITGO
PIERCE DO/DAVID
PIERCE LLC/ANTHONY
POLOUS/JAMES DEWITT
PREBLE-RISH. INC.
PROGRESS ENERGY
PROGRESS ENERGY FLORIDA,
QUALITY PLUS COMMUNICATE
QUALITY WATER SUPPLY
QUILL CORPORATION
REDDY ICE-ALBANY
RELIABLE CORPORATION
RING POWER CORPORATION
ROBERSON/JAMES
SAPP/THOMAS
SAUL MD/STEVEN J
SCOTT/WILLIAM E.
SIGN DE-SIGN
SOUTHERN STATES TOYOTALI
SPEARS SMALL ENGINES & T
SPIRIT SERVICES COMPANY
STAPLES BUSINESS ADVANTA
SUWANNEE RIVER SUPPLY, I
SWITZER/LORI
TAX' COLLECTOR
TAX COLLECTOR, FRANKLIN
TAYLOR'S BUILDING SUPPLY
TECH CARE X-RAY
THE APALACHICOLA TIMES
TIRE DISPOSAL SERVICES
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
URS CORPORATION
VIKING OFFICE PRODUCTS
WARD INTERNATIONAL TRUCK
WARD/JESSICA SMITH
WARD/LAURA
WASTE MANAGEMENT OF PC
WOLFF/RONAID
WOYS OYSTER RADIO


CHECK DAT

4726 02/21
4727 02/21
4728 02/21
4729 02/21
4730 02/21
4731 02/21
4732 02/21
4733 02/21
4734 02/21
4735 02/21
4736 02/21
4737 02/21
4738 02/21
4739 02/21
4740 02/21
4741 02/21
4742 02/21
4743 02/21
4744 02/21
4745 02/21
4746 02/21
4747 02/21
4748 02/21
4749 02/21
4750 02/21
4751 02/21
4752 02/21
4753 02/21
47 4 0221
47 02/21
47 02/21
47 02/21
47 002/21
47 0 0221
47 2 0221
47 36 02/21
47.4 02/21
47 02/21
47 6 0221
47 7 02/21
478 02 21
347 9 02/21
34770 02/21
34771 02/21
34772 02/21
34773 02/2
4774 02/2
4770 02/21
4776 02/21
4777 02/2
4778 02/21
4779 02/2
47 0 02/2
47 1 02/2
47 2 02/2
47 3 02/2
47 4 02/2
47 5 02/2
47 6 02/2
47 7 02/2
47 8 02/2
47 9 02/2
47 0 02/2
4791 02/2
4792 02/2
4793 02/2
4794 02/2
4795 02/2
34796 02/2
34797 02/2
34798 02/2
34799 02/2
34800 02/2
34801 02/2
34802 02/2
34806 02/2
34804 02/2
34805 02/2
34806 02/2
34807 02/2
34808 02/2
34809 02/2
34810 02/2
34011 02/2
34812 02/2
34813- 02/2
34814 02/2
34815 02/2
34816 02/2
34817 02/2
34818 02/2
34819 02/2
34820 02/2
34821 02/2
4822 02/2
4823 02/2
4824 02/2
4825 02/2
4826 02/2
4827 02/2
4828 02/2
4B29 02/2
4830 02/2
4831 02/2
4832 02/2
4833 02/2
4834 02/2
34835 02/2
31837 02/;
34838 02/2
34839 02/2
34840 02/2
34841 02/2
34842 02/2
34843 02/2
3484A 02/2
34845 02/2
34846 02/2
34847 02/2
34848 02/2
34849 02/2
34850 02/2
34851 02/2
34852 02/2:


GENERAL BANK ACCOUNT
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
163 ENHANCED 911 FUND
170 AIRPORT FUND
180 AFFORD.HOUSING ASSIST TRUST
201 GEORGE E WEEMS HOSPITAL FUND
TOTAL ALL FUNDS


BANK RECAP:
BANK NAME

BANK GENERAL BANK ACCOUNT
TOTAL ALL BANKS


FRANKLIN COUNTY
GL540R-V06.71 PAGE 1
E AMOUNT

06 304.50
/0 163.80
/O 18,862.00
/06 812.12
10 1,035.79
/0 1,654.26
/0( 2,311.00
/O0 7413.19
/0 246.99
/O 1,155.71
0 837.95
/O 17.97
/0 107.16
/0 0 135.00
/0 239.83
0 9,448.59
/0 495.00
/0 930.41
/0( 3,777.75
/06 145.05
/0( 1,736.86
/O 472.92
1/0 309.77
1/0 22,350.07
0/O 9,297.75
1/0 1,264.02
1/06 142.00
i/O 29.90
/0. 153.99
i/0 17.94
/o0 359.00
1/06 96.62
1/06 34.50
1/06 1,751.37
L/06 126.40
1/06 383.06
1/06 126.00
./06 300.00
/06 679.45
/06 171.21
/06 129.79
1/'6 3,821.29
L/06 10,705.00
L/06 59.00
1/06 3,331.680
/06 96.24
1/06 62.10
L/06 58.20
1/06 3,534.32
1/06 8,908.23
1/06 1,049.37
1/06 2,001.50
1/06 109.12
1/06 8.38
1/06 6,935.00
1/06 90.81
1/06 160.95
1/06 331.92
1/06 88.29
1/06 974.22
1/06 8,712.00
1/06 17,224.47
1/06 2,070.20
1/06 1,211.00
1/06 2,325.34
1/06 95.00
1/06 9000
1/06 370.59
1/06 199.43
1/06 116.55
1/06 524.90
1/06 823.99
1/06 350.58
1/06 145.00
1/06 1,173.96
1/06 189.00
1/06 898.31
1/06 500.00
106 250.00


1/06 65.00
1/06 124.30
1/06 1,521.50
1/06 3086.32
1/06 52.15
1/06 13,725.50
1/06 3,318.00
1/06 353.03
1/06 66,373.72
1/06 120.00
1/06 3,410.12
1/06 14.95
1/06 311.35
21/06 971.12
21/06 154.00
21/06 46.51
21/06 215,056.56
21/06 134.94
1/06 735.00
21/06 1,600.00
21/06 32.24
21/06 95.00
1/06 2,7B6.12
'1/06 89.75
21/06 420.71
1/06 234.68
21/06 593.32
21/06 1,833.33
21/06 52.85
21/06 135.75
21/06 148.17
21/06 600.00
21/06 157.50
21/06 1,994.00
21/06 36.00
21/06 32,650.55
21/06 705.70
21/06 85.62
21/06 561.33
21/06 300.00
21/06 820.03
21/06 788.09
21/06 300.00
531,147.53


DISBURSEMENTS'
130,950.76
13, 686,.48
3,966.82
244,898.18

2,961.29
32,892.28
8,983.01
52,408 .60
531,147.53



DISBURSEMENTS

531,147.53
531,147.53


SClerk Opens Carrabelle


Office
Y
SMarcia Johnson, Clerk of Court, is pleased to announce the
n opening of her office at the Carrabelle Courthouse Annex lo-
Scated at 1647 Highway 98 East.

An employee of the Clerk's office, Amelia Varnes, will be avail-
able every Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon and from
1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. to cover the functions of the office to
include recording and retrieval of public records, payment of
fines, issuance of marriage licenses and passports, and dis-
pensing of forms and information. Mrs. Johnson will be in the
Annex on Mondays as her schedule permits.

On Tuesday through Friday, assistance may be rendered by
the Annex personnel. For more information on what services
are available, please call the Annex at 697-3263 or contact
Marcia Johnson, Clerk of Court, at 697-2112, extension 103.


JOHN'S

CONSTRUCTION


St. George Island Realty
235 E. Gulf Beach Dr.
St. George Island, FL 32328


LAND FOR SALE:

One Acre Bay View. High building
site in Tarpon Run, a 9 lot neighbor-
hood located on Hwy. 98 between
Carrabelle & Eastpoint. Private
beach, paved road & protective
covenants. Enjoy fantastic views of
St. George Sound. MLS#110036.
$309,000.
Deep water, canal front. Located
mid block on the best canal on St.
George Island. Great Bay views
with excellent protection from Bay
waves. Deep canal allows dock to
be built parallel to lot. Beautiful
building site with tall pines.
MLS#107294. $797,400.
Gorgeous First Tier Acre lot in the
East End of St. George Island.
Beautiful 18 foot high dune with
sculpted pine makes this one of the
most photographed lots on the
Island. Build here & have a perfect
Gulf view! MLS#110157. $1,090,000.


Licensed & Insured
RG0050763
RC0051706


Quality Craftsmanship For Over 40 Years

SERVING FRANKLIN COUNTY SINCE 1982

Specializing in Custom Homes -Remodeling

Additions -Repairs -Vinyl Siding


850-697-2376

Fax: 697-4680


P.O. Drawer JJ Carrabelle, FL 32322


GENERAL CONTRACTORS
RG0055056


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


Foundation Pilings
Commercial Construction
Utility Work-Public &
Private


New 1600'


Duplex For


Rent

A new unfurnished duplex,
with two bedrooms each, is
now available for lease at the
Chronicle compound, 33 Be-
gonia Street, Eastpoint. Each
apartment is 1600 square
feet. The property will be
managed by John Strickland
of Lighthouse Realty of the
Gulf Beaches. He may be
reached at St. George Island,
850-927-2821. Please call
John for the details. The
apartments are on Eastpoint
water and sewer, have brand
new appliances (General Elec-
tric) including dishwasher,
disposal, refrigerator, washer
and dryer, Heat pump for
heating and cooling. $800
monthly. The building is
paired with another unit and
surrounded with chain link
fence, creating a one-acre
kennel.



Realty

of the Gulf Beaches




Call John Strickland at 850-
927-2821


Want to purchase minerals


and other oi/gas interests.


Sen details to:


P. Box 13557


Deny Colorado 80201


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Announcements

Is S.rerss RIausng Nour Relationships? Buy and Read
DIA)NFI lCS byI. Roin Hubhard Call I 813)8-2-0722 or end
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Building Materials

MEI x\L ROOFING SAV.E SS5 Buy Direct From Manin-
lctiurel 20 crlrs in stock rith all Accessries -Quick luni
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Business Opportunities

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aterr. Juices Greal Eiquipment Non-Reail Locations
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BU0=2002-0371

1 (.uriri.le/Siorts Apparel Franchise Full Traininng and
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Financial

SE I' 11\ ORITG \GES. Are you collecting payments on a
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IMLMEDIATE CASIIH! US Pension Funding pays cast
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HelpWanted

SS DRIVERS NEEDED. GREAT PAY & BENEFIT
PACKAGE. CDL-A Reqi. Min age 21 us. STUDENTS
WEI.COlM CYPRESS TRUCK LINE (877)467-5663
DIrier- N\\ IIHIRING QL\ LIFIED DRIVERS for
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tanker. no iazmat.: no pumps, great benefits, competitive pay
& nel equipment Need 2 years experience. Call Byiunii
Transport Ior your opponunniy today. (800)741-7950.
"NO\\ IIRIING 2006" AVERAGE POSI'TA EMPLOYEE
EARNS S57.000/YR Miinumul Stalting Pay SIS.00/ilr.
Benefits.Paid Training and Vacations No Eperience Needed
(Si001S4-1775 Ref Sb00


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ADVERTISING COMPANY SEEDS Sales Reps. &'orSales
Ms.laners tor Restauranl placed display ad< Up to 50O% om-
mlrlslon car & cell phone allowance Teloark.etng appoints
provided (800)752-4309
t.arn 'Ip o 550 \EEKLYWorking through th government.
PT No E\penenc- Call Toda)' (800H88-2921 Ask for

Slci.eil Oriemariina rily l orElpcrirlecel Drivers! Homl e Week*
end,' Girea P,. & Itenetiis' Paid TraingI for School Gradli!
(prsI', nickl-e.ilinci his \ssruir cc.Lomc
(sss)8i18-S416

Ilome For Sale

.og Ilonme Auctiun Tallabassee. FL March Iith
Tampii. FL .Narch 12th. 26 New Log Home Packages
olfcredl Oincabtholule in'lhihesl bidder Package includes sub-
Iloor, li's windows, doors, rafters, roofing Daniel Boone
I.o' liolnics (001)766-9474

Ilunting

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Legal Services

DIV)ORCES275-S350-COV.ERS childrenn. c Onl' one
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lstabhshed 1977

ARRESTED? All Criminal Defense
Felonies..Misderceanors. State or Federal Charges.
Parole Probation. DUI ..Traffic Tickets, Bond Reduction.
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Miscellaneous

WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy Direct and Save! Full
Body units from S22 a month' FREE Color Catalog CALL
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Pools

DEM\IO HOMFNFTES WANTEDt NOW! For the NEW
Kavk Pool' The On-Ground Pool will IiiGround Features!
Umnque Opportunity SAVE S5. Call (866)348-7560 FREE
ESTIMATES' Financing

Real Estate

BEA.LTIFUI NORTH CAROLINA. WINTER SEASON
IS HERE! MUST SEE THE BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS. Homes,
Cabins, Acreage & Investments, Cherokee Mountain Realty
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(800)841-5868.


Real Estate

MOUNTAINS OF NORTH GA. The Very Best of
Riverfront. Lakefronl. Acreage Tracts. Building Parcels
From I to 195 Acres Direct From ChOners (706)276-7773.

WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS North Carolina Where there
is Cool Mountain Air, Views & Streams. Homes. Cabins
& Acreage. CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE OF IOUN-
TAIN PROPERTY SALES(800)642-5333 RealtyOflMurph)
3 17 Peachtree St. Mlrplh. N.C. 28906
\wwr reltyofrlliurich comi

LAND AL CTION 200 Props Must be Sold! Low Down
E-Z Financing Free Catalog (800)937-1603
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North Carolina Gated Lakefront Community 1 5 acres
plus. 90 miles of shoreline. Never before offered iilh 20%'
pre-dcelopment discounts, 90% financing. Call (800)709-
5253
NEW TO MARKET! DEEP WATER LOTS Beautifully
situated on 50 acres \ ith 2.8OO feet of raiinficent frontage
oc Ba tiery Creek in tneaBort, SC Offering deep swairerfr
dockable. idl creek alld privacy wooded lots starting front
S59,900 Call (877)929-2837
WVilerfront Land Sale! Direct Waerfronii Parcels tr oi only
S9,900' 2 acres dockable iutl L.og Cihi PkI fromll S89.900
4 saccs dockable water frntinlyS99.900' All popelli scaie
nesw to die market Call toll-fiee (866)770-5263 e\x. 8

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MERS MILD WINTIIERS Affordable Ionebrs & Mlountainl
Cabins Land CA.AL. FUR FREE BROCHURE 1877)837-
2288 EXIT REAl 1Y MlOUNTAIN VIEW PROPIERTIIES

The Perfect Recreatiional / Inives tment Tract 851 Acres in
Beautiful Souit (Georgia Offerilg DIvided or As a Whole
Conetac PeachlStae at (8661f00-7653 Visit
www riubuvingrealancsilo~ii G.Al. 2550
ST. PETERS UURG CONI)OS als or Pets, Many Activities!Amr nities 1 Bedroom from
565,900; 2 Bedruoi from 89.900. Call Elaine King. Paniache
Realts. (727)525-9018, (727)321-5028
Adult Communities and Other Properties For Sale Ocala /
Maiono Count- Team Real Estate of Ocal Inc. cRealtor Mul-
tiple Listing Serice (888)391-6658.

MONTAN. MOt N'TIN 'AlP'1\IAR IS.(Grealitountain lews'
2.29 acesjusir S59.990. Ride out )our hack door to millions of
ocr'f inlo. Ioll orcst C( to Cr l oan t on Ferry Lake. cinuits io
Ilelena. Soils tested. uliliies, rea-dy to build. Cll ownel
(866)365-6103
Lakefronl and I.akeicw Pro1prties Nesiled in thle lulls of
Tennessee oin te shorerp pristine s orris l.ake 1('ill ,ikeide
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OPE.NHO0 SETHOROL GHIBREDH ORSFAR0 .IArftK
LIQUID A ION! Saturday Mir.h 1h th 9:an-3pm 67 acres;
S689.000 Hlisione rsi e lihune.huge bdnsa. ndoorndinge ena.
acres& acres ofquality fenced pasture lmorre avail' Awe soline.
vuews. gorgeous setting on quiet country lanenear State Foresi
& more riding opponunitics' I.ess than 3 1,2 hrs NY City'
Call (877)909-5263 NOW or go t
http 'horsefarm uostatcnvlond corm for photos & directions';
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LOOKING TO OWN L.AND? [nl est in rurl acreage Ihrough-
out America: coastal. imounItaio atlrfro -
200 acre FREE. iilonthly Special Lrnd _... .aJ--
isarid erysi


V\E BU.N HOUSES FAST: .NO EQLII I NO PROH-
l.E\I Call Toll Frec 241 lirt l-87--'n Y-FAST
mist S 977bhnfilsl coin
Grand Opening! \'rilhl'i Creek. located in the Florid.a
panhandle 3 acres, from S27.900 Watetronti lois lronl
-149900 (866)SS-"7332.t \l 12

EASTERN TENNESSEE 01MO1NTI\ N lIOM.ESlI.S
Gared lakesidecommunlli I to5acre oodedand lakeie\
sites from the S4Os Planned anicniils Minullc froin
Chltanllooga Call toda (86629?2-5769 Gates of tle River
large Mill. Land Bargnin,. High Flcsanlin Adl.i'ns
Prislinc State Folea. 20- AC to 3.0 AC Sne.-ping Min
Vie-s. Sirealns \\is'i li\eini\lseom

NC MOlN'T \INS 10.51 acres on mroinlal l ip n i gated
community, se\n.lrees. aterrfall & large public lake nearnb
paocd prlnate access. S119.5i00 owner Ilt6S'-8)-s535
w NC7T' cin

OCALA/ ORLANDO. FLORIDA AREA. SI5.000 DIS-
COUNT I 7-21 Acres froni SI-4)i9(10 Rolling hills. ie
trails Only 2 rnlde- I-73 Discount ends 2 2S Dirkefr
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watch the older students help "prep" the food. This is not only
"hands on" education, it also serves as a vocational program
that could dovetail into higher education post high school.
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and dress their game. Why can't this education be brought
into the classroom and the cafeteria? There are bountiful Tu-
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the world's most abundant estuarine systems. There isn't a
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and our children's children may miss the opportunity to live
off the land, due to encroaching development. Let's take this
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and work with our local seafood industry and learn how to
sustain and conserve the industry for their children, if not
only for the sake of tradition. Sustainable resources are our
children's future and an incredible tool to take from the class-
room, to the table and into their adult lives.

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food service employees, grandmothers, physicians, health ser-
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a simple and nutritious set of guidelines that are easy to fol-
low, fun to prepare and that will keep our children well. There
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and a student's ability to absorb material, listen attentively
and follow directions. Children with a balanced system learn
effectively and achieve high standards in school. It is our re-
sponsibility to nurture our children on all levels. Shared lead-
ership creates the conditions for real lasting change. When
the Franklin County School Board adopts a district Wellness
Policy, the entire community knows the district is committed
to improving the school, environtnent for children and youth,
particularly the school food system.

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Tuesday, March 7th: The Wild BEAR book club will meet at
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permitting, will join us. Call Judi at 670-8165 for information.

Thursday, March 9th: The Friends of the Franklin County
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"The Real Maria", a one-woman drama depicting the life of
Maria von Trapp of Sound of Music fame. Musical selections
from the movie will be provided by Bedford Watkins. Tickets
are $40 per person or $75 per couple and are available at both
library locations (Eastpoint and Carrabelle). This special event
benefits the library's building project. For further information,
call 670-8151.

Wednesday, March 15th: The Friends of the Franklin County
Public Library will hold their regular monthly meeting at the
Eastpoint branch at 5:00p.m. The public is encouraged to at-
tend.

Every Monday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. 12:00 Noon: The
FROG Family Learning Program holds GED classes in
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in the New Life Center). Call Jhaki 4t 670-4423 for more infor-
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Every Tuesday and Thursday, 5:00 6:00 p.m.: The FROG
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Every Thursday: "Read To Me": Reading to pre-school chil-
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Ms. Tonia delights young children ard their caregivers with
one half hour of stories from the many books in the library's
collection. For further information, call Tonia at 670-4423.

Every Friday: The young adult book club at the Carrabelle
branch, held from 2:30 4:00 p.m., helps young people find
the best books to read. The TIGERS students have an oppor-
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come. For more information, call Tonia at 697-2366.

The Franklin County Public Library's programs-FROG, WITH-
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St. Joseph Peninsula from Page 1

pottery shards, leave them. It is against me law to Iurther
disturb these sites. Most of the sites are now partially sub-
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Apalachicola, take uS 98 headed west, turn left on C-30A,
then turn left on C-30E following signs into the park. This is a
beautiful State Park and it doesn't matter what time of year
you visit! You will enjoy the beautiful sparkling clear beaches,
amazing sand dunes and hopefully you will go home and tell
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St. Joseph Peninsula State Park has some of the old-
est and highest sand dunes in the state of Florida.
The dunes are inhabited by sea oats and the endan-
gered St. Andrews beach mouse. Visitors are remind-
ed to not walk, climb or play on the dunes that pro-
vide the mouse with food and shelter. Time has
prove; that these dunes help protect this park from
storms for future visitors.
of weather and erosion. Artifacts from one of the sites include
aboriginal ceramics (Weeden Island plain and Wakulla check-
stamped), shell and animal bone. The site consists of several
midden-capped dunes that extend perpendicular to the edge
of the bay. Midden material extends into the waters of the bay
for a few feet in some locations. The site is subject to erosive
washing and weather and visitors an access the midden eas-
ily. Again, do not loot this site, do not take souvenirs, leave
this history for others to enjoy. The Weeden Island people ex-
ploited shellfish, fish, deer and nuts as primary food resources.
The Mississippian culture (A.D. 1200-1700) developed in the
Apalachicola River around A.D. 1000; contacts between the
Weeden Island culture and the emerging Mississippian groups
brought new ideas, however coastal groups seem to have con-
tinued a subsistence strategy. There is no definitive archaeo-
logical or historical evidence about Indian groups being at the
site when Europeans arrived.
There is also a site of 19th-20th century habitation disturbed
when bulldozing. Artifacts found included bone and feather
--ware, European porcelain and transfer ware, and brick. Sandy
bricks, cast iron stove parts, enameled metal ware semi-por-
celain and glass fragments are visible. These are artifacts and
must remain in the park!
Two campgrounds are ready for your visit. The Shady Pines
Campground has approximately 60 campsites and Gulf Breeze
has a few less. Both campgrounds are connected by a board-
walk and the same boardwalk takes you directly to the beach.
Both campgrounds are just a few minutes walk from the beach.
Both campgrounds have shower facilities and sheltered picnic
areas. All sites are equipped with electricity and water. Camp-
ing fees are $20 per night including water and electric and up
to 8 people and 2 cars... Florida's Senior Citizens or 100%
disabled citizens get a special price of $10 per night--13 nights
stays with a maximum stay of 42 nights in a 6 month period.
Gulf Breeze campground sites are more open and can accom-
modate the larger vehicles while the Shady Pines campground
is more secluded and shaded. Pets must be confined, leashed
or otherwise under the physical control of a person at all times.
Pets are not permitted on the gulf beaches or the bay shore-
line or in the cabin areas. Registered service, guide or com-
panion animals are permitted in all areas where the owner is
permitted to go.,
There are 8 remote loft-style cabins on the bayside of the park,
furnished. The cabins can sleep 5 persons per cabin, comfort-
ably with 7 people the maximum. The rates are $90 per night.
Guests must arrive by 5 p.m. Eastern or call to arrange for a
late che"k in. Maximum stay'is 14 nights.
Bird watching is a favorite sport of many of the visitors. Noted
as an excellent birding area with sightings of over 200 species
currently recorded, it is a premier location in the eastern United
States for observing raptors during fall migration. Many spe-
cies can be seen, including the endangered peregrine falcon
as well as the Coopers's hawk, broad winged hawks, American
Kestrels, sharp-shinned hawks, Red-tailed and Red-shouldered
hawks can also be seen. The monarch butterfly is also on the
wing in the autumn, making its long migratory journey from
the northern states to wintering sites in Mexico. Shore and
wading birds are in abundance throughout the year. This park
is just one site on the Great Florida Birding Trail
www.floridabirdingtrail.com Panhandle Birding and Wildflower
festival in October is a fun event in the park. For more infor-
mation concerning this event log on to www.birdfestival.org
for more information.
Fishing is another favorite sport of the park. Boating is avail-
able and several boat ramps are available. Florida residents
may fish from the beach or bayshore without a fishing license.
Non-residents and boat anglers must possess a fishing license.
Regulations change frequently so pick up a copy whenever
you visit. Fish caught in the waters around the park include
Speckled Trout, Red Drum, Mullet, Flounder, Bluefish and
Whiting.
Spear fishing is allowed, but prohibited up to 400 feet off-
shore. "Hawaiian slings" cannot be unloaded and are not al-
lowed in the park. Bay Scallops are found in the clear water o
St. Joseph Bay and harvested during the season of July 1


The sand dunes at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
are more like cliffs framing the surf and the sea as
the sea oats dance in the gulf breezes. The sun
seems to shine even brigher here, reflecting off the
bleached dunes and dancing like diamonds on the
water.
Sept 10. Fishing licenses can be purchased from local ven-
dors.
Volunteers are one of the many jewels of the Florida Park Ser-
vice. They fulfill a multitude of tasks which help rangers and
park visitors alike. Conducting tours, maintaining facilities
and trails, greeting visitors and helping in the protections of
the natural elegance of the St. Joseph State Park are just a
few of the many duties performed by volunteers. If you are
interested, you may visit the main volunteer page at:
www.floridastateparks.org/volunteers/default.cfm for more
information.
St. Joseph Peninsula State Park is located near Port St. Joe
Florida. On US 98, heading east, turn onto SR30-A, travel to
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federal government, these Indians were a "stricken, divided, and
beggared people scattered over hundreds of miles." For this tribe, the
federal government's program of placing it in a western land away
from white settlers, where it could he nurtured toward civilization
and Christianity, was not only a shortsighted policy but also an illogi-
cal and inhumane one. Without the stubbornness and determination
of these early tribal members, no western Seminole tribe would have
existed in 1990. Truly, the mere survival of the early Seminoles earned
them special distinction as a tribe.
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