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Volume 16, Number 10 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER May 11 24, 2007





South Shoal Update


Carrabelle Relay For Life
On Friday, May 4 at 6:00 p.m. through noon May 5 the Relay For Life
was held at Sands Field in Carrabelle. It is a fun-filled overnight event
designed to bring together those who have been touched by cancer in
our community. At the event, people celebrated survivorship and raised
money to help the American Cancer Society in its mission to save lives,
help those who have been touched by cancer, and empower individuals
to fight back. During the event, teams of people gather at the field and
took turns walking laps. Each team tried to keep at least one team
member on the track at all times.
But, Relay is much more than a walk around a track. It is a time to
remember those lost to cancer and celebrate those who have survived.
During this event, we honored survivors during the Survivors Lap and
we remembered those we lost to cancer during the Luminaria
Ceremony where candles are set up around the field.
Most importantly, Relay gives you the power to help in the fight against
cancer. By joining together as volunteers and donors, our efforts help
the American Cancer Society strive toward a future where cancer does-
n't take the lives of our friends and family. Mayor Mel Kelly joined the
Relay in the Survivors Lap since she is a cancer survivor.
Another Relay for Life will be held in Apalachicola on June 8 and for
more information on these events go to www.cancer.org and type in the
appropriate zip code.


"The Road That Won't Go
Away"
BY RICHARD E. NOBLE
The South Shoal Project seems to
be another one of Franklin
County's infinite endeavors. Both
Steve Watkins (lawyer) and Steve
Fling (resident developer) were
on hand in a valiant attempt to
demystify the present state of
affairs.
The project is a proposed and
supposedly ongoing development
at Alligator Point. The basic proj-
ect has so far been approved,
modified, reconstructed, platted
and re-platted. The County's
main concern was with a prob-
lematic beach road that it would
like to abandon to the developers
in exchange for a viable "path"
inland. Initially it all sounded like
a great deal for all concerned but
the! road chosen seems to have
turned into the road "less trav-
eled" and now everything .has
resulted in a standoff between the
County and the developers.
"At this point there is a new
revised plat that has not been
signed by the chairman or record-
ed," explained Mr. Watkins, "and
until we get that recorded we will
be building an illegal road. We
were supposed to work out
details regarding an exchange of
roads which was to include a
road abandonment. The last I
heard is that the old road is going
to be a public park and the devel-
oper needed to contribute a
bunch of more money towards
the beach renourishment (FEMA
involvement) ... Those details did
not get worked out. We are going
to have to.build according to the
approved plat unless we get a new
plat approved so we can go ahead


and build a legal road."
"The approved plat has 11 beach-
front lots. The revised plat has 13
beachfront lots" said Alan Pierce.
"We (the County) need assurance
that the parking is provided. In
order to meet our beach renour-
ishment issues we will have to
find parking somewhere else." It
seems that with the new plat pro-
posal the public parking disap-
peared. "We have to provide 150
places somewhere on Alligator
Point ...it has not been dedicated
to the County yet; it is not yet in
our hands. The County right-of-


Steve Watkins-Attorney
South Shoals.

way is in our hands and I am
unwilling to give that up until we
have those other things resolved.
I am very happy to see the devel-
opment going on out there but all
of (this) gets very confusing and
we need total agreement on how
that (dedicated parking) is going
to transpire."


House Tour Draws Visitors
BY SUE CRONKITE
Apalachicola was filled with people from along the Forgotten Coast
Saturday, May 5, as they walked in, out and around historic homes dur-
ing the 15th Annual Historic Home and Garden Tour.
They came from over the area in buses, vans, cars, and many local'res-
idents who walked around to view charming exteriors and handsome-
ly decorated and restored interiors of homes, many of which hadn't
been open to tour visitors before.
One of these, originally built as a parochial school and convent called
"Mary, Star of the Sea," is now the home of Lee and Trish McLemore
and their children. The large spacious rooms once housed a school con-
ducted by the Sisters of Mercy until 1950. When the McLemores
bought the property work had begun on a small building on the west
side of the former convent which had been used as a bathroom. The
McLemores added a, second floor and converted the building, where
they lived during the restoration of the convent.
Following the tour at the reception in the newly-restored Cotton
Exchange on Water St., Trish McLemore and Susan Richardson were
applauded as being chosen by tour visitors for having done the most
preservation work on their homes. Willoughby Marshall was presented
the Chapel Award for his preservation work on the Fry-Conter House
which is now the Museum of Art at 96 5th St. and guest speakers at the
reception was Juanita Whiddon, Historic Preservationist, and Kevin
Porter, state archaeologist.
The tour, which drew between 400 and 500 visitors, is held each year
on the first Saturday in May as a benefit for preservation and restora-
tion for historic Trinity Episcopal Church,, one of Florida's oldest
churches.
The home restored by Susan Richardson, the Warren House at 49 10th
St., was built by Postmaster Jesse Farley Warren in 1911 for his new
bride Fedora (Fedi) Floyd. After purchasing the home in 1998 and plan-
ning a few cosmetic changes, Richardson "got involved" and wound up
doing extensive restoration, adding dormers, moving windows and
doors and using two parlors as bedrooms.
Bill and Lynn Wilson Spohrer bought the Porter House at 127 Avenue
B in 2000 and have made the grand Queen Anne style house into a
showplace. Painted mint green with white trim the house has three par-
lors and seven fireplaces. The lovely home was photographed by
Debbie Hooper for the new Philaco Woman's Club Apalachicola Bay
Cookbook.
The Marks/Wade House at 126 Avenue D was built around 1900 and
is a three bay, center hall, Classic Revival Cottage with 12 ft. ceilings.
The heart pine walls are original. In 2004, the current owners, Kay and
Russ Boyd, added a wrap front porch and roof dormers and built out
the attic.
The Richards/Sharit/Moss House at 111 Avenue B, is an early exam-
ple of the Classic Revival Cottage and was built between 1866-69 for J.
Richards. It is one and a half stories and was probably the home of
Benjamin Sharit, captain of the schooner Henrietta, which worked the
sponge reefs.
The Oyster Alley House at 128 Dr. Frederick Humphries St. (7th St.) is
the first of 10 single-family homes comprising Oyster Alley, situated on
an entire city block. The first construction is a Gothic Revival style
from the 1850-1920 era with pitched metal roof and double gables.
The Knight Cottage at 40 7th St., is actually two old houses joined
together. The front section was built between 1847 and 1852. The house
was remodeled in the early 1900s when the fireplaces were added and
another house attached to the back. In 1991 noted cookbook author
Jane Doerfer did a lot of work to the house, retaining the wooden wall
surfaces made with mill-end lots and utilizing many of the "old" fix-
tures. Current owners are Christine and John Knight.
The Kirby/Kienzle House at 15 8th St. was built in 1928 for the Kirby
family, with the new owners keeping the original flooring downstairs.
A second floor has been added and additions such as steel reinforcing
and hurricane resistance glass enables the house to meet the new hurri-
cane building code. Tongue and groove wood ceilings and the walls
have been given a thin plaster coating to replicate the original walls.
The Gaines/Pierce House at 87 Avenue D was originally known as the
George Gaines House. Gaines was a riverboat engineer on the
Apalachicola River. It was moved to Apalachicola from Port St. Joe
Continued on Page 9


"The bottom line," interjected
Attorney Shuler, "is that you
have a number of approved con-
tingencies that have never been.
satisfied. Therefore you do not
have an approved plat. The devil
is in the details. The details were
not worked out concerning the
dedication of the road to the pub-
lic which was of utmost impor-
tance to Mr. Pierce and the
County Commission and also the
increase to the waterfront lots."
"I know the investors do not want
to take the risk of building the
road if it is not platted," stated
Mr. Watkins. "I think at this
point if we could move forward
with the re-plat and keep the road
private we can work out the
details with the parking and that
sort of thing after we've gotten
the road done."
"I would not recommend that the
Board take that approach," sug-
gested Attorney Shuler, "because
you are no longer in a decision-
making position at that point.
You are then in the position of
asking for something instead of
the position to require something
... Without that commitment to
dedicate that portion of the road
to the public we do not have the
assured public access. This is real-
ly a stale issue in my mind,"
offered Attorney Shuler in refer-
ence to the laps of time between
discussions with the developer
and the County-no substantive
discussions for over a year.
"The bottom line at this point,"
said Mr. Watkins, "is that the
County wants us to build a road
and dedicate it with nothing in
return. The developer is not will-
ing to do that."
"What do you mean nothing in
return? You are going to get


beachfront property?" said Mr.
Putnal.
"Well, we have beachfront prop-
erty as it is right now," Mr.
Watkins responded. "We had
agreed to take the (county) road
in exchange for the old Alligator
Drive and that has not been able
to be worked out."
Mr. Shuler objected to Mr.
Watkins statements and suggest-
ed that any agreement on these
issues would have to be re-dis-
cussed since there has been such
a laps in time between plat pro-
posals and other contingencies
under discussion.
Mr. Watkins responded that the
Board should take up the issue
now and leave the lawyers out of
it. "There are too many issues
that came up; too many issues
and requirements that have been
put on the developer that the
developer could not live with. All
that we wanted to do was
exchange roads and it has turned
into a much more complicated
matter."
"I just don't understand what the
big problem is," suggested Mr.
Putnal.
The problem seems to be that the
developer wants the road in ques-
tion 'abandoned but does not
want to take on the responsibility
of protecting the upland from the
beach and tide and storm ero-
sion. This is exactly what the
County desires to be free of with
the road abandonment in the first
place. If the' County is still
responsible for protecting the
shore it has made no progress in
its maintenance liability.

Continued on Page 10


Folks browse thru and buy the Blue Crab Festival T-Shirts.



2007 Panacea

Blue Crab Festival
On Saturday, May 5th, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. the 33rd Annual Blue
Crab Festival in Panacea was held. It is held annually at Woolley Park
on scenic Dickerson Bay, the quaint festival originated in 1975 to pro-
mote the crab industry in Wakulla County.
33 years later, the festival has grown in size and tradition. The festival
was kicked off by a parade down U.S. 98. After the parade, the gates
opened to Woolley Park where the old, young and young-at-heart
enjoyed a day's full of waterfront fun.
Throughout the event people were entertained by live music, dance per-
formances by cloggers, and historic demonstrations. A long-time tradi-
tion of the festival is the Crab Pickin' Contest. Watch entrants pick their
way through a basket of Blue Crabs to "weigh-in" the delicious meat
for a prize. Of course, it is always exciting to watch the Mullet Toss,
where contestants throw a real mullet in a distance-toss competition.
Other events during the day were: Wakulla High School Jazz Band,
Grant Peeples, and King Cotton.
Vendors cooked up boiled crabs, fried shrimp, hushpuppies & other var-
ious items throughout the day. The park had many arts & crafts booths
on display, where people bought souvenirs, gifts, 2007 Blue Crab
Festival T-Shirts and Cookbooks.
As the sun set over the bay, everyone settled onto the lawn, enjoyed the
live music, and ended the evening with a BANG... with a spectacular
fire works show ... a tradition that ends the Blue Crab Festival every
year.


Where to go next is the question as Sunny Sim and Kathryn
Ziewitz swing on the front porch of the historic
Richards/Sharit/Moss House on Avenue B.


Survivors share their cancer-free longevity.


The group participates in the Survivors Lap.


Concerned Citizens

Of Lanark Village

Sanders Chastises Ms. Rohrs
BY RICHARD E. NOBLE
The merger between Lanark Village and Carrabelle with regards to
water and sewer continues to be problematic. In fact the whole idea
may have reached the end of the road. Carrabelle's Grant deadline for
its sewer expansion has been moved up to June and Lanark's petition
and referendum seems to be imperiled. It all seems to be a very sad cir-
cumstance for what appears to be a majority of the active residents of
Lanark Village who have put so much work into this compromise solu-
tion.
Problems with the Lanark Sewer and Water District have been surfac-
ing for as far back as the earlyl990s-they may have been going on
before that time but I was not aware. And now it does seem that these
problems will most likely continue into the future. Every attempt in
solving these problems has been stifled by delays and what the advo-
cates for the merger have labeled as "obstructionist" behavior on the
part of a few individuals. Once again Bill Snyder approached the Board
this week with a large stack of signed petitions asking that the District
be dissolved.
"I am Bill Snyder and I am here representing myself and the Concerned
Citizens of Lanark Village. We have circulated a petition to dissolve the
Lanark Village Water and Sewer District and 480 land owners from the
District have signed ... This represents roughly 475 pieces of property.
This is about a third of the property in the District which contains
about 1435 pieces of property. [Lanark is a retirement community with
seasonal residents who come and go and live all over the country and
some who live in other countries scattered about the globe.] This is a big
number and it has made us realize that with just a little bit of help from
Carrabelle we can get the needed votes to dissolve. We will need the
owners of 718 pieces of property to vote favorably in order for this to
pass.
"If Carrabelle's officials could answer a few basic questions as to what
the merger would entail it would make this work. The people of Lanark
are understandably nervous and a few answers would make all the dif-
ference in the world. If Carrabelle would give us something to sell, we
could sell it. We are turning these petitions in today and ask the County
to put this on a referendum that will allow the people to vote on and
decide whether they would like to dissolve the Lanark Village Water
and Sewer District or not."
Attorney Shuler then explained that the stack of petitions must now go
to Doris Pendleton's office where the signatures must be verified. Ms.
Pendleton has 30 days to complete the task. At that point the Board
would decide whether or not to authorize a referendum.
A motion was then made to acknowledge the petition and to authorize
that it be turned over to Doris Pendleton's office-the property apprais-
er. The motion Was approved.
The Board then began a discussion concerning the possibility of speed-
ing things up. The Mayor of Carrabelle announced that their deadline
was now June 1st. Mr. Shuler advised that the authorized procedure not
be tampered with or all previous efforts could be negated.
"So we're basically back to square one here," offered Mr. Parrish. "If
we submit this in 30 days to the property appraiser our timeline is up.
This is May 1st and 30 days is June 1st and she has just given us the
timeline of June Ist so we are out of time. We haven't even had the elec-
tion yet to see if the people really want to dissolve."
"Yes, and before you can even make the motion to hold (conduct) the
referendum," added Attorney Shuler, "you must first hold a public
hearing by giving 20 days notice prior to even making a motion to hold
the referendum. Because statute 153.54 and 153.55 (state) that as your
first step you must hold a public hearing as to whether Lanark should
be dissolved and you must give a 20 day notice (to the pubic the hearing).
So that is still workable with the 30 day timeline if you go ahead and
schedule that public hearing at least 20 days from the present date."
Mr. Putnal then suggested his fear that if the sewer District in Lanark
is dissolved and it is too late for Carrabelle to accept it, the County
would then be stuck with it-which he described as disastrous.
It does seem rather obvious to this reporter that with the property
appraiser signature verifications, the public hearing on the dissolution
of the District, followed by the organizing of a referendum and the
scheduling of a vote-this is over.
Mr. Shuler then suggested that there was a possibility that DEP could
be petitioned on the grant if they were accepting that there was a sin-
cere effort toward the referendum by the petitioners (Concerned
Citizens of Lanark Village). The Mayor of Carrabelle was not in agree-
ment with Mr. Shuler's optimism.
Mr. Shuler then brought forward the idea that the amount of money in
the grant was not in question. Therefore if Carrabelle gets the grant the
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A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER


The Franklin Chronicle


Franklin

Briefs
BY RICHARD E. NOBLE

Sheriff Mike Mock-Jail
Expansion
At a previous meeting Sheriff
Mock was asked to bring to the
Board information as to the cost
and benefit or detriment to the
program of housing state prison-
ers. "We receive $33.60 per day,
per inmate and it is approximate-
ly $6.17 per day that it cost us to
house them."
Sheriff Mock informed the Board
that he did receive word from the
DOC that they would be willing
to supply 40 additional inmates
for the jail expansion suggested
by Sheriff Mock at a previous
meeting. The Sheriff informed
the Board that even though a 3
year contract (he had suggested a
2 yr. contract) with the state was
necessary, the funds gained from
such an action would be more
than adequate to fund the expan-
sion.
The Board was not willing to
commit to anything at the
moment because of the lack of
funds. Though the State prisoner
program could make the pay-
ment, the up-front money neces-
sary for the project would have to
be discussed at the next budget
meeting.

Warden Duane Spears-
Franklin County
Correctional Institution
Warden Spears is the new warden
just recently assigned to Franklin
County. "We want to make a pos-
itive impact here in. Franklin
County and not a negative
impact."
The Warden explained the job
opportunities that their presence
here provided to the young folks
here in the community. "One of
the good things (this program
provides), if you live in the
County and you want to stay, you
can, as a young person, and have
a good place to work. About 13
million ... in salary dollars is paid
out every year at just the prison -
so that makes us a big employer.
Coming over here ... I counted 7
work squads working from
between here and Carrabelle.
That's a good. thing. We send out
normally about 12 work squads a
day,-to the landfill; the public
works and all the other inner-
agency squads that we have ...
We convert all that inmate labor
hours into money. It is about a
million dollars a year that we fig-
ure if you were paying somebody
to do what those inmates are
doing ... So we are proud of that.
We just want to be a part of the
community and help in any way
that we can. I got a great staff out
there-I'm brand new ... We got
a lot of local folks out there and I
am very proud to be here. And
we are hiring. I would like to do a
little recruiting while I'm here. If
you all know any young people
who need a job-a good secure
job with a 25 year retirement we
are hiring."
"It's (the prison) the best thing
that has happened to Franklin
County in many years and proba-
bly for a long time to come
because it has put a whole lot of
people to work," offered Mr.
Putnal. "I for one appreciate that
prison beingthere. We fought real
hard to get it (here) and I'm kind
of proud of it. If we came out
there, could we take a tour?"
asked Mr. Putnal.
"Yes sir, any time. Just give me a
call. We're very proud of what
we do ..."
"The Board has always supported
the prison," added Ms. Sanders.
"One thing that I forgot to men-
tion," added the Warden, "the
type inmates that you see out
there are the cream of the crop.
There are no sex offenders or that
kind of stuff out there. I know
that your citizens probably have
concerns about it ... but it is the
best we got. Most of them have
five years or less to do on their
sentences and they have proven
themselves to be trustworthy."
"They are beautifying Franklin
County is what they are doing,"
said Mr. Putnal.
"They were doing them
walkovers out on the Island,"
added Mr. Crofton, "and (I
noticed) that there were some
pretty good carpenters out there."
"Yes sir, there's a lot of talent
there," suggested Warden Spears.
"And they seem to be enjoying
themselves," offered Mr. Crofton.
"Yes sir, they enjoy getting up
and getting away from there (the
confinement area)."


"Could you send out more than
you have now?" asked Mr.
Lockley.
"If you can supply a supervisor,
we can supply the inmates most
of the time; (paying) for a super-
visor is the usual problem. We are
maxed out (at present)."
Mayor Kelly then volunteered a
comment. "I just wanted to echo
the County's thanks to the


Warden and to the staff. We have
been trying very hard to make
Carrabelle into an even better
place to live and those squads and
inmates and supervisors are mak-
ing a very important difference to
Carrabelle and I just wanted to
echo your appreciation on behalf
of my city. Thank you."

Dan Rothwell-County
Engineer
"I have three small items ... The
airport access road is under con-
struction now ... (inspections are
ongoing). They have most of the
dirt hauled. The road department
maintenance plans are still in the
works. They are actually bringing
material out to the site now ... I
have finished the preparation of
the partial road (paving) esti-
mates. That's all I have."
Mayor Kelly informed the Board
about the water and sewer and re-
paving over on airport'road in
Carrabelle. "I wanted to make
sure that Mr. Rothwell knew that
we were undertaking a sewer
project ... water project down
that road. So I know that it would
be important for you to co-ordi-


Curt Blair-TDC


nate with our city administrator
on the timing of that road paving.
I hope that will be possible. I also
wanted to advise you all that we
will be signing the lease with the
Hexaport Company tonight at
our city commission meeting."

Curt Blair-Tourist
Development Council
"We have a number of things that
we are bringing to you today. The
first is. the results of the infra-
structure grant awards. This year
we had $450,000 distributed ...
We are also happy to tell you that
the County's request for Kendrick
Park ($50,000), D.W Wilson
Park ($50,000), the Welcome
Center on St. George Island
($30,000) under land acquisition
were all.a top.prioity ....In addi-
tion we were also able to come up
with $100,000 for a land acquisi-
tion prbject'( Bob Allen Eastpoint
Property) ... In addition we had
$220,000 that was left which we
distributed equally between the
city of Apalachicola and the city
of Carrabelle. I have listed their
requests:

Carrabelle:
Crooked River Lighthouse:
$31,000
Harbor Master Building: $34,000
Buck O'Neil Baseball Park:
$29,000
Camp Gordon Johnston: $3,900
Re-dredging for Boat Ramps:
$112,000
Total: $110.000

Apalachicola:
Tennis Courts: $40,000
Skateboard Equipment: $15,000
Roof Repairs Heritage Museum:
$100,000
Total: $110,000
"We were not able to fund all of
these requests. We have asked
(these cities) to go back and prior-
itize'them and pick the ones they
thought to be the most impor-
tant."
The second thing on the TDC list
was sustainable funding for non-
profits. Each year the FCTDC
shall allocate within its infra-
structure monies which will be
made available to support the
operation of not-for-profit organ-
izations that are organized and
operated primarily as tourist
related. Eligible organizations
will be identified by the FCTDC
in conjunction with the Franklin
County Board of county commis-
sioners and will meet the follow-
ing organizational and budgetary
criteria:
The candidate organization must
be a not-for-profit 501(c) (3)
organization.
Services provided by the eligible
organization must appeal to
tourists as well as local audiences.
Such services shall be of a cultur-
al, historic, or artistic nature.
Entities providing said services
will be operational 12 months a
year.
Non-profits identified by the
County for said support will be
referred to the TDC during the
budget process. Funds identified
for such use will come from the
funds available to the County for
infrastructure projects in the fol-
lowing budget year. Remaining
funds to be allocated for the infra-
structure will be decided upon in
the manner identified in these
procedures.


"The third item-This marks the
end of the second year of total
operations that TDC (collecting
three) has been awarding funds.
A lot has changed in the County."
Mr. Blair explained the mandate
of: the TDC program and
acknowledged that a Plan must
be submitted and approved by the
Board and subject to a public
hearing. The Plan was submitted.
Mr. Blair projected for this new
year starting in October a possi-
bility of $650,000 in available
funds. "We continue to have the
small grant program; and we con-
tinue to have funding for capital
improvement projects; we've
included $100,000 in sustainable
supports for non-profits; we have
some increases in the Visitors
Center on St. George Island; and
an additional $50,000 a year in
land acquisition funding for you
to set aside for land acquisition
projects for things like boat
ramps, water access and that sort
of thing. We are pretty confident
that in addition to the $100,000
that you have for the project now
in Eastpoint that you will have
additional monies in the coming
years for other land acquisition
projects. So we request that your
attorney work with us in drafting
the ordinance."
Mr. Blair then explained how
money has been made available
for the St. George Island Visitor
Center start-up costs ($12,150)
and operating cost ($5,850) via
optional transfers in the TDC's
advertising budget to the Center.
A motion was made to adopt the
Plan and to adapt an ordinance
as suggested by Mr. Blair. The
motion was approved.

Bill Mahan-Franklin
County Extension Director
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
Update: On April 12th, the FWC
announced that when the red
snapper season opens in state
waters (April 15th November
1st) that the daily recreational
bag limit will be 4-fish/person for
the entire season. In addition the
Captain and crew of for-hire ves-
sels can still keep the recreational
bag limit during the entire sea-
son. (The federal red snapper sea-
son in the Gulf opened on April
21st with a 4-fish/day bag limit
for anglers, captain and crew.
However, beginning on May 2nd
the daily recreational limit in fed-
eral waters will be reduced to 2-
fish/day/person and the captain
and crew of for-hire vessels will
no longer be allowed to retain the
recreational bag limit.) The mini-
mum recreational red snapper
size limit of 16-inches total-
length will remain unchanged in
both state and federal waters.
Other Reef Fish Changes
Effective 01 July 2007: In the
Gulf of Mexico waters decrease
the commercial and recreational
minimum size limit for vermilion
snapper from 11 to 10-inches
total-length, eliminate the April
22nd May 31st closed season for
commercial harvest of vermilion
snapper, establish a zero bag limit
for gag, red and black grouper for
captains and crew on for-hire ves-
sels and remove the requirement
for Class I and Class II commer-
cial red snapper licenses. Golden
tilefish will be designated as a
"restricted species". in Florida.
These changes will make
Florida's rules consistent with
recent federal regulatory changes,
and as a result, will minimize
public confusion and aid rule
enforcement.
Sponge Diving Extended to
Northern Gulf: On April 12 the
FWC voted to extend the area
where the harvest of commercial
sponges is allowed by diving from
west of 84 degrees west longi-
tude, near Cabell point on the
eastern border of Jefferson
County, to Cape San Bias.
Persons wishing to land commer-
cial quantities of sponges must
possess -a valid Saltwater
Products License and a valid
sponge endorsement. All sponges
must be cut rather than pulled
from the sea bottom, at least 5-
inches in diameter, and there are
areas specified where sponges
may not be taken by diving. A
daily recreational bag limit of 10-
commercial sponges/day also
applies. Changes are effective
July 1st, 2007. The fact that these
sponges must be cut when they
are harvested is a very significant
requirement to insure the sustain-
ability of the North FL Sponge
Fishery. John Stevely, who is a


colleague of mine in the FL Sea
Grant Program pushed to have
this requirement.
Trap Recover Workshops
Scheduled: On April 26 the FWC.
scheduled a series of public work-
shops to get feedback on a pro-
posed plan to help spiny lobster,
stone crab and blue crab fisher-
men recover their traps following
a major storm. The nearest work-
shop to us is on May 23rd at the
St. Marks Volunteer Fire
Department from 6 8 p.m.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery
Management Council Update:
The NOAA Fisheries Service
closed the commercial tilefish
fishery in the Gulf of Mexico at
12:01 a.m. local time on April
18th when the tilefish quota of
440,000 pounds, gutted weight, is
projected to be reached. The fish-
ery will reopen until 12:01 a.m.,
local time, January 1, 2008.
Offshore, Aquaculture Bill
Update: As requested, I contact-
ed Bobby Pickels with
Congressman Boyd's Office
about the National Offshore
Aquaculture Act of 2007 and
informed him of' the Board's
interest in keeping track of the
bill. Mr. Pickels sent me some
additional information on the bill
and stated that it is scheduled to
be introduced to Congress last
week.
[The concerns with this bill were
discussed at a previous meeting.
These concerns revolved around
conventional worries that off-
shore aquaculture fish cages may
cause environmental hazards to
other boaters, shrimpers., and
sport fishermen; water and bot-
tom pollution; contamination or
disease epidemic in wild fish
stocks; and other known prob-
lems that come with using a pub-
lic resource for experimental or
unnatural entrepreneurial enter-
prises.]
Seafood Marketing Councils
Created: NOAA Fisheries
Service published a new rule
April 11th to allow the formation
of Seafood Marketing Councils
designed to help market and pro-
mote seafood to the American
consumer. Councils can be estab-
lished as of May 11th. The coun-
cils established under the Fish
and Seafood Promotion Act will
provide the public with accurate
information on the health bene-
fits of eating seafood as well as
the environmental and biological
sustainability of fish species.
4-H Tropicana Public Speaking
Program: Students in 4, 5, 6
grades are competing in this
years' 4-H Tropicana Public
Speaking Program. We hope to
have all the classroom and school
competitions done by the end of
this week. We are planning to
hold the countywide speech com-
petition by mid-Mai.'" '.''....
UF/IFAS-Franklin County
MOU (legal agreement and
methods of funding from state):
Attached, please find a copy of a
new updated MOU between the
Franklin County BCC and the
UF-Institute of Agriculture &
Consumer Sciences for your
approval. The new MOU is very
similar to the current one, howev-
er, the MOU needed to be updat-
ed to take into account adminis-
trative changes that have
occurred at the State &
University levels i.e..the Board of
Trustee's that were appointed for
each University a few years ago,
new accounting software being
used at UF and administering the
County funds through the Office
of Sponsored Research, instead
of the Office of the District
Directors. I gave a copy of the
MOU to Michael Shuler for his
review/approval and if there are
no questions about the MOU I
'ask the Board to please approve
the updated, MOU so that the
Chairman of the Board can sign
it along with Mr. Shuler and
Clerk of the Courts Marcia
Johnson.
The Board agreed to sign the new
contract with regards to the
County Extension Program since
the costs will be no more and no
less than the previous contract.

Alligator Point Beach
Renourishment Project
Alan Pierce announced that there
has been a threatened change
with regards to the Beach
Renourishment Program. "The
threatening change to the Beach
Renourishment project is signifi-
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tunate; and it is tremendously
problematic to the County. The
last minute change by the DEP is
that their proposed assessment of
critically eroding areas-those
areas that receive State funding-
their analysis is that the Bald
Point side of our project is no
longer critically eroded. That
changes the amount of money
that the State of Florida is going
to provide as a match to our proj-
ect. We do not know at this time
whether there will be some
money provided because we are
already in the planning stages; we
know that DEP had money set
aside for this project so we are
using every method possible with
Rep Kendrick assistance to try
and find out what the DEP is
going to subsidize with this proj-
ect. They had promised a certain
commitment and we hope that
they will live up to it." It seems
that if the DEP does not live up
to its commitment the whole
project will be' undermined.
"There is no action on this that
can be taken at the moment ..."
"I have some action on this to be'
taken," announced Ms. Sanders.
"I want to make a motion to
direct the staff to send an emer-
gency email care of DEP ...
expressing our concerns and dis-
may over this. And I would
(strongly) urge anyone that will
be affected by this renourishment
project to bombard DEP with
emails. This is the only thing that
they listen to. I am quite con-
cerned that our County Engineer
that we paid for to do the project
study found out before the gov-
ernment (local) found out. I
would like to make a motion and
follow that up with a hard copy
letter to them ... and also to our.
legislative delegation and to the
Governor." Ms. Sander's motion
was passed unanimously.

Chuck Colvert-Weems
Memorial CEO/CFO
Mr. Colvert gave his quarterly
update and submitted a complete
report and projection (see basic
hospital expenditures in this
issue). He supplied the Board
(and the press and whoever) with
a complete month by month hos-
pital and ambulance financial
analysis.
The hospital has had its off-sea-
son slump and they are still work-
ing on establishing a full ambu-
lance staff. As was predicted a
few months ago by the long time
disgruntled EMT employees who
felt under-paid, over-worked and
unappreciated and consequently
left the hospital and the County
in a huff, the hospital is having
difficulty in filling the void and
making up for their absence.
Marsha Johnson had expressed
concern at the last meeting with
the falling revenues but Mr.
Colvert explained that it is more
or less business as usual for our
basic tourist orientated communi-
ty. He predicted better months
ahead.
"It is time for me to give a quar-
terly.update," said Mr. Colvert.
He then proceeded to make


explanation for the deficit.
"When we took over the ambu-
lance, as you will recall, it was
going to take a little while for us
to begin billing for that. We had
to get Medicare and Medicaid
provider numbers. So we have
taken over the ambulance and we
have not yet been able to bill for
those services. We do hope that
those Medicare and Medicaid
numbers come in this month or
next month at the latest." Mr.
Colvert also explained that there
were some timing issues and
some large repair bills. "We had
some electrical problems ... We
also had a contract with
Blackhawk and their survivor
that we had to pay off ... In
March we had a higher volume of
no-pay patients than we have had
in the past. So all those things
added up is the reason for those
fluctuations that Marcia (County
Clerk) observed in the month of
March ... There will be months
that it will go up and it will go
down (cash volume)."
Mr. Colvert then brought up fines
and penalties still owed to ACHA
because of the hospital's previous
owner's mis-deeds or inadequa-
cies. Attorney Shuler explained
that negotiations were on-going
and to date unsettled. It seems
that the County could be indebt-
ed up to $1,000,000.
Mr. Colvert has petitioned our
state representatives and others
on this issue and said that he will
go to the Governor if necessary.
"This is just a bad situation
where the previous owners creat-
ed this debt but yet we are all now
having to live with it.
Unfortunately this is one of those
unfortunate situations where no
good deed goes unpunished."
Mr. Lockley then inquired about
the ambulance service status.
"We have been able to hire
enough staff to fill the two ambu-
lances that Emergystat was run-
ning-most of the time; not all of
the time. There have been times
that we have actually put a third
ambulance-for example, Easter
weekend ... Staffing has been our
biggest problem. All but one per-
son is coming from outside the
County ... Staffing is our biggest
problem ... We have all of our
ambulances re-lettered ... We are
looking at grant money and there
is a resolution in your packet... It
is a small grant for $3,084."
The hoped-for staging area out at
Lanark and St. James has not be
negotiated and finalized at this
time but they continue to work
on it. One of the problems is that
there are no sleeping quarters yet
to be offered from that area to
provide for the needs of the 24
hour paramedics that would be
stationed in that area. .
The ambulance to hospital radio
service is working adequately
explained Mr. Colvert but there is
a problem in the service when
attempting to communicate with
the various fire departments.
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nicate with the fire departments,
yes, there is trouble. Some zones
we just don't get anything. I
understand that we (the County)
have a tower that has been dam-
aged ... and is being repaired. But
as far as our communications
with the hospital-back and
forth-no, we do not have a prob-
lem."
A motion approving the grant
application for $3,084 was
approved along with a motion to
approve a change in the by-laws
dealing with the appointment of
representatives to the hospital
board. A representative now must
be appointed by a commissioner
from each district but that
appointee does not necessarily
have to live in that particular dis-
trict.
There was also a concern regard-
ing insurance covering claims
made against the hospital and
possibly the County. It was
explained that the Hospital has
such insurance.
It was also pointed out that at the
present time the Hospital was not
staffed to run two ALS ambu-
lances 100% of the time. Mr.
Lockley queried as to the possi-
bility of sending potential work-
ers to school under the promise of
future dedication of their services
to this County. "For an ALS
truck you must have a para-
medic," explained Mr. Colvert.
"They must go through EMT
school first." Colvert further
explained tha they have subsi-
dized ambulances drivers also.
"But you are absolutely right Mr.
Lockley, we need to get to that
point."
Allen Fiefer (Concerned Citizens
of Franklin County) then grilled
the County staff and the hospital
administrator as to record keep-
ing and accounting procedures.
"Does the hospital use cash or
accrual method for their account-
ing? (accrual) Do you publish a
monthly cash flow statement?
(Yes) And what about profit and
loss statements? (yes) Do you do
annual' audits? (yes-County)
Are you a County standard audit
or a commercial sector audit?
(both)."
Steve Fling (as volunteer fire
department worker) questioned
the adequacy of the ambulance
staffing. "Even though we are
down to two ALS units, are we
staffed now? The reason I ask this
is that I actually had to drive an
ambulance out here at the Point."
"Not everyday," answered Mr.
Colvert, "most of the time but
not every day."
"Commissioners I would highly
recommend that you give them
(the hospital) whatever help they
need. This is just not acceptable
at all. This ambulance actually
stayed on the, scene for about
forty-five minutes until somebody
called me by phone to please
come down and drive. So that is a
very serious issue. We certainly
need to address that."
"The ambulance budget is
enough to pay for the employ-
ees," offered Mr. Pierce, "it is a
matter of getting someone down
here who wants to work in this
area. It is very expensive to live


Jay Abbott and Steve Fling-Volunteer Fire Department St.
George Island.


here as you know. It is hard to get
somebody in here and I will tell
you, that is why Emergystat left."
Mister Lockley made a motion
for a public hearing to discuss the
possible purchase of a property
adjacent to the hospital owned by
a Mr. Roy Soloman. All the
Commissioners agreed that the
purchase of this property would
be of benefit to the future of the
hospital but their main problem
dealt with money-from whense
it would come. Mr. Soloman
needed an answer in the immedi-
ate future. The motion for the
public hearing was approved.

Jay Abbott and Steve
Fling-Fire Department
Mr. Abbott is a longtime volun-
teer worker for the St. George
Island fire department. He came
to inform the Board that some
consideration must be allowed for
fire department input-especially
with regards to new develop-
ment. He mentioned the insur-
ance rules and.requirements and
such necessary and mandatory
purchases as ladder trucks etc.
that seems to go without consid-
eration. "You have developments
(going on) in Franklin County
and fire departments are not
being involved with these devel-
opments at all. We need to be
involved ... to let them know
what is needed and what we need
from the developers in (form of)
infrastructure. We may need a
specific truck for the type of
development that they are doing;
fire hydrant locations every thou-
sand feet-that's required and it
has to be on a six inch line and
not a two inch line. The bottom
line is the MSBU-we need to
address it again. The fire depart-
ments have to grow as the County
grows. We are trying to do that
but the money is not there for us
to do it. Man-power and training
is another issue-just like the
ambulance service. We do pretty
good with the volunteers ... We
have all (named several) been
here twenty years. Mainly I'm
just bringing this to your atten-
tion. We need to get back on
track with this MSBU."
"I haven't got a problem with a
Public Hearing," offered Mr.
Putnal, "but I think that we are
leaving out an element here that
needs to be discussed-big
time-We've got big develop-
ments going on all over the
County and I don't think that it is
right for the citizens who are set-
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with these big developments who
come in here and make million of
dollars and leave. And the poor
citizens are left to foot the bill for
all these big developers to get
rich. That is unfair. We need
some kind of impact fee from the
developers to fund or help fund
these fire departments because it
is very unfair for the citizens who
have lived here all their lives to
have to pay the bill to fight fire for
these big developments. That is
just unfair ... We got a lot of
infrastructure that needs to be
upgraded and discussed-water
and sewer, right on to the fire
department, all kinds of roads.
All this kind of stuff needs to be
considered ... All these other
Counties (around Franklin) have
impact fees. Now they're (devel-
opers) getting a free ride (in
Franklin County) and that ain't
fair. That is the way I feel about it
and we need to do something
about it."
Mr. Parrish suggested a workshop
before getting into a Public
Hearing. Mr. Parrish petitioned
that he had a good amount of
reading and background work to
do in order to familiarize himself
with the notions and problems,
involved.
Mr. Putnal then made a motion
the Chairman (Mr. Crofton)
attended the monthly meeting of
the United Fire. Department
Workers of Franklin County and
report back to the Board. This
motion was approved.
It was also decided that there
would be a public workshop
sometime in May (to be
announced) to air and discuss
these fire department and deyel-
opment concerns.
The Board also made a formal,
recommendation that a member
or members from the Volunteer
Fire Department attend all PAZ
meetings to give input, review,
and advice at the designing stages
of any new developments.
Mr. Abbott also suggested that
some coordination between all
the various governmental agen-
cies be established police, fire,
,emergency management, com-
missioners, etc. It was agreed that
this was necessary and communi-
cations would be established and
a meeting ensue in the immediate
future.

Marcia Johnson-Clerk of
Courts
Matters for Board action 5-1-07:
1) I need some clarification from
the board regarding your travel
policy. Is it your intent that travel
expenses be reimbursed after the
cost is incurred, that is; after the
trip, or in advance of the trip? In
the past,. I have paid travel
expenses as a reimbursement
because it's not practical to esti-
mate travel costs in advance.
Such payments in advance are
difficult to document for the audi-
tors and aren't as accurate as
reimbursements based on
receipts.
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"Yes, I realize that it was never
written," offered Mr. Pierce, "but
I thought that we were moving on
the same path to get this project
done."
"Well, I think that we were too,"
responded Mr. Michael Allen,
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are, but you know ... next year or
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A. First, the board must author-
ize a specific travel amount con-
sisting of meals, accommoda-
tions and mileage. Receipts must
be provided to document these
expenses within ten days after
such trips.
B. Second, the check would be
drafted at the next board meeting
following such authorization.
This means that the advance pay-
ment must be authorized at least
two meetings in advance of the
travel.
It should also be understood that
it is the responsibility of the trav-
eler to make their own travel
arrangements and submit the
required documentation to the
Clerk's Finance Office.
It was decided that the reimburse-
ment after the fact was the
acceptable method and if pre-pay
was made necessary by circum-
stances beyond someone's con-
trol the above outlined procedure
must be followed.
2) For information, Ms. Pauline
Sullivan has presented her public
official bond as a Commissioner
of the Lanark Village Water and
Sewer District, to be filed with
the Board records.
3) I need approval to remove 13
items from my property records
that are considered obsolete or
junked. We provided you a list of
them; most are old computers
that are taking up storage space.
This request was approved.

Alan Pierce-Director of
Administrative Services
Report to the Board of County
Commissioners
1 Board action to extend Waste
Management's non-exclusive
contract for an additional five
year period. Waste Management
needs the contract approved in
order to continue solid waste and
trash collection for their cus-
tomers in the county. Board
action contingent upon Solid
Waste Director verifying the con-
tract is in order. This was
approved.
2 Board action to approve emer-
gency ordinance authorizing
additional homestead exemption
on property tax as discussed by
the Ms. Doris Pendleton,
Property Appraiser at a recent
meeting. (Senior Citizens
increase benefit) This was
approved as an emergency initia-
tive and will not need further
public hearing.
3 Board action to sign Florida
Communities Trust (FCT) grant
contract for the acquisition of
Phase I of the Sportsman Lodge.
While the acquisition of the land
is paid forthrough thoute FCT grant
funds, the land is being purchased
with an understanding that the
county is buying the land for its
environmental and potential
archeological value. This means
that before acquisition the county
must development a management
plan for the site which meets the
state's expectations. The manage-
ment plan has not yet been devel-
oped so it is not known what the
costs will be to manage the land
but it will not be free. It is my
expectation the site will be man-
aged through the County's Parks
and Recreation Dept. but it might
be possible to enter into a man-
agement agreement with the
Apalachicola Estuarine Research
Reserve.
Mr. Doug Haddaway, Trust for
Public Land, is here to encourage
the County to sign the contract
for acquisition.
Mr. Haddaway addressed the
Board and said that they would
be willing to help the County in
drafting a suitable management
plan. "The management Plan
would have to be drawn up con-
sistent with the application that
Franklin County submitted last
year. I have that copy here with
me but it involves some major
fills, parking areas, restoration


activities, a pavilion (and things)
along those types of line in terms
of capital improvements on the
property."
A motion was then made for the
County to sign for acquisition of
the property and to accept or peti-
tion for the grant contract with
the Florida Communities Trust
Program. The motion was
approved.
"Now if we do Phase II you are
now adding 14 acres of water-
front property to the County and
that is a significant piece of
land," offered Mr. Pierce.
"I would like to comment on
item 4 (next item) if I may," Mr.
Haddaway petitioned.
4 Board action to direct the
Trust for Public Land to submit a
grant application for the acquisi-
tion of the remainder of the
Sportsman's Lodge property. In
order to rank higher in the acqui-
sition scoring, it will be beneficial
if the county provides a local
match. The only known source of
funds the County has available is
the TDC funds. The county had
requested the TDC fund
$100,000 for land acquisition of
waterfront park land. While the
County had intended'for the first
purchase to be the Lombardi
property, the County does not
have a contract to purchase the
Lombardi property, nor do we
have an appraisal. I recommend
.the Board pledge the TDC funds
as a local match. I have spoken to
Mr. Lee Lineberger, an owner in
the Lombardi property, and he is
willing to allow the County to get
an appraisal so we can begin
negotiating for that property but
it will take more than TDC funds
for that acquisition, so I recom-
mend we utilize the TDC funds
as a match for this grant.
Board discussion on local match,
and then action to direct TPL to
submit a grant application to
FCT. The one question that must
be answered in the grant applica-
tion is theBoard's interest i n the
numerous wooden motel build-
ings on site. I have surveyed the
buildings and spoken to the
County Engineer who has stayed.
in the motel, and he and I both
recommend the Board purchase
the land without the buildings as
they represent a great liability
and expense to the County.
Mr. Doug Haddaway who repre-
sents the Trust for Public Land
then shocked the Board with a
statement. "It had been the intent
that we would divide this proper-
ty (Bob Allen Property in
Eastpoint) in two because of
funding limitations with the grant
program and submit a phase I
with the intent of submitting a
Phase II this year which is what
we are here to talk about right
now. As the funding became
available ... as of this morning it
has come to my attention that the
land owners are not willing to
continue moving forward on
Phase II at this time ... at this
point in time they would like to
continue using the property
apparently as is ... This is a will-
ing sellers program-the Florida
Communities Trust Program and
what you would be doing is to
authorize today to submit an
application. The application does
require a willing seller statement
from the land owner."
"First of all, I am stunned by the
statement that was just made,"
offered Mr. Pierce as the Board
members buzzed. "And I will tell
you that we have other projects
that we want to acquire ... My
recommendation is that we go
ahead and finish the application
and in hope that between now
and May 9th they sign an agree-
ment. I can not promise that my
recommendation next year with
be this Phase II. There will be
areas next year that we want to
buy and if we don't have a willing
seller we have other areas who do
have a willing seller. I am very
disappointed."

that they continue with the appli-
cation and initiate talks with Mr.
Allen concerning his reluctance
to continue with Phase II of the
projected (hoped for) agreement.
The motion was approved and
Mr. Crofton and Alan Pierce
agreed to go and talk to Bob
Alien and find out what caused
him to change his mind.
"Nothing happened," offered
Michael Alien (son of Bob Alien)
who was present at the meeting.
"You are getting the southern
portion of our property at a very
good price. You now want the
north side of our property at a
very good price. The owners
would like that it not be such a
"good" price for the County and
that the owners get what they
have invested in that property
back too ... The property owner is
not getting the true value of his
property. There is no written
agreement that we were going to
go for the north side of the prop-
erty ... we will make this decision
as it comes up."


back up and we get a more realis-
tic price offering on the proper-
ty-from the seller's perspective it
makes sense, from the buyer's
perspective obviously you guys
want to get it while the property
values are as low as they can go."
"My biggest point is," said Mr.
Pierce, "that had we known that
there was a possibility of an alter-
ation we should have been work-
ing on an alternative plan."
Ms. Sanders' motion to precipi-
tate a discussion with Bob Allen
and to proceed as planned was,
nevertheless, approved.
5 Provide Board with copies of
the three FWC boating improve-
ment grants for
A. Ochiockonee Bay Boat Ramp
improvements: $487,430.
B. Bluff Road Regional Boat
Ramp Phase II: $482,793
C. Eastpoint Landing Park
(Patton Drive): $579,000.
While the Board knew that three
grants were being submitted, the
Board minutes reflect that the ini-
tial request for a Seafood
Landing Park was going to be the
Lombardi property. Since the
County was unabletoget t hat
property under 20 year site con-
trol before the grant deadline, the
consultants recommended, and I
agreed, to switch the Landing
Park to the Eastpoint location
rather than not submit a grant.
The Eastpoint grant will involve
approximately $350,000 for
dredging the boat ramp and part
of the channel to get adequate
depth of water. Board action to
verify for the record that it sup-
ports the grant request for the
Eastpoint site. This was
approved.
6 Board action to sign Local
Agency Program Supplemental
Agreement No. 1 for the Bluff
Road Bike Path for. $434,277.
DOT came up with the addition-
al funds. This was gladly
approved by the Board. Ms.
Sanders also recommend that the
County send off a letter of thanks
to the DOT for their favorable
decision.
7 On March 20, 2007, the Board
approved a land use change and a
zoning change for property
owned by Mr. George Mahr in
Blount's Bay. The advertised and
approved change was from agri-
culture to residential at one unit
per five acres, but the ordinance
has a scrivener's error 'indicating'
the land was changed to one unit
per 10 acres. Board action to cor-
rect the scrivener's error on the
ordinances. This was approved.
8 Ms. Lori Switzer, SHIP
Administrator, has submitted the
Local Housipg Assistance Plan
for the Board to approve. This has
been reviewed by Florida
Housing. The Plan has been
reviewed by the Board's Housing
Advisory Board. The LHAP
makes the following changes the
Board should be aware of:
A. Because the Board specifically
asked that $60,000 of SHIP funds
be made available to disaster vic-
tims the Plan had to be amended
to reduce funds from other areas.
B. The amount of money avail-
able for rehabilitation was
increased to $25,000 from
$15,000 per case so fewer cases
will be helped each year. It was
necessary to increase the amount
because $15,000 was not enough
money for the necessary repairs
to be made.
C. With increase in other areas,
the down payment 'assistance
area will shrink to only help four
people this year. Board action to
approve LHAP. The Plan can be
modified later in the year but it
must be submitted to Florida
Housing Agency by May 2. This
was approved. A request was
made to have Ms. Lori Switzer
attend the next meeting to clarify
some issues.
9 Retroactive the Board needs to
approve two Resolutions for
SHIP activities in previous year.
This was approved.
A. Resolution incorporating the
$350,000 of SHIP funds the
County received after Hurricane
Dennis and disbursed through
payments to disaster victims. This
money was never recognized by
the Board in its Housing Plan.
This was approved.
B. A Resolution recognizing the
validity of the local disaster
grants the Board approved for the
Tornado victims. This was
approved.
10 Remind Board that the
County Attorney and I have not
had time to verify the Progress
Energy Hold Harmless but we
will do so before the next meet-
ing.
11 Inform Board that Mr. Kevin
Begos, Seafood Task Force


Coordinator, is submitting a pro-
posed contract that will utilize
unspent county funds, and the
pledge of $10,000 from the
University of Florida. This was
. approved.
12 In case this has not been
dealt with earlier, Hosp. Board
does recommend acquisition of
Mr. Solomon's property. The
Hosp. can not pay for acquisition
at this time. The Hosp. is develop-

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Franklin Briefs from Page 3

ing a payment plan for the
$600,000 OTTED loan and it can
not manage that loan payment
and land acquisition so Hosp.
Board hopes the county will
acquire the property for future
uses.
The Board expressed its desire to
purchase this property but fund-
ing and other details would have
to be worked out. Mr. Soloman
was present and was advised that
he would have an answer as soon
as possible.
13 Invite Board to a boardwalk
dedication on Thursday, May 17
at 6:00 p.m. at the west end'of the
St. George Island County Park.
County crews and St. George
Island volunteers built 8 dune
walkovers this spring, built sand
fencing, and planted dune vegeta-
tion. This dedication will be to
recognize the accomplishments.
After the dedication the commis-
sioners are invited to a pot luck
dinner at the.St. George Island
Fire Station at 6:30.
14 The Board continued the
transmittal hearing until 11:00
a.m., for the purpose of dis-
cussing the changes to the
Housing element that the
Citizen's Advisory Committee
recommends. The Housing
Board themselves do not want to
be the management arm of the
Housing Element; they want to
be an advisory board for afford-
able housing. The proposed poli-
cies do not reflect that desire by
the Housing Board and need to
be written to reflect that. The
County Attorney and I have
reviewed the policies in view of
consistency with other policies in
the comp plan and we have sug-
gestions that streamline the
changes but I have not had time
to print these changes out. We
can discuss the proposed changes
now and seek some guidance
from the Board and continue the
public hearing one more time, or
we can try to finalize things this
morning.
15 One of the decisions the
Board made at the transmittal
hearing on April 17 was to change
the density of dwelling units in
PUDs in the Eastpoint Urban
Service Area from 4.3 units per
acre to 10.0 units per acre. The
discussion by the Board was not
so specific and it is my under-
standing that the Board's intent
was to set the maximum density
any where in the Eastpoint
Urban Service Area at 10 units
per acre, which is a reduction
from the current 15 units per acre.
If, in fact, the Board's policy'is to
reduce the maximum density in
the Eastpoint USA to 10 units per
acre then at least one other policy
in the Land Use Element must be
changed, and that is Policy 2.2,
which creates the various land
use categories. There was no
advertising of that proposed
change. Board discussion. This
was approved and there will be an
announced public hearing to dis-
cuss these changes.
15 A) A motion was passed to
put out bids on the new visitors
center being proposed out on St.
George Island.
15 B) A motion was also passed
to announce a public hearing to
discuss the comp plan suit of Mr.
Don Ashley.
16 Board action on the attached
8 items from the Airport
Advisory Committee.
Airport items for agenda for
Commission meeting 5/1/07
1) Resolution declaring
Apalachicola Municipal Airport
a Regional Facility.
2) Resolution for Chairman to
sign TRIP agreement with
FDOT for Rehabilitation of
Runway 06124-100% FDOT
funding with waiver ($750,000).
3) Resolution for Chairman to
sign TRIP agreement with
FDOT for Maintenance
Hangar-100% FDOT funding
with waiver ($350,000)
Request permission to advertise
for a potential tenant. Already
have several inquiries.
4), Chairman sign Ben Withers
Contract for entrance road proj-
ect. (4-books)
5) Chairman sign CERTIFI-
CATE OF SUBSTANTIAL
COMPLETION of Runway
1.3/3 1 renovation Project.
6) Chairman sign CERTIFI-
CATE OF FINAL COMPLE-
TION of Runway 13/31 renova-
tion Project.
7) Permission to advertise for
fence project. $24,000 FDOT
funded-100%
8) Permission to advertise for


Airport Drainage System

Evaluation/Repair (FIN PROJ#:
42071719401).-FDOT
Funded--100% $143,000.
9) Permission to pursue
Approach Safety Zone land pur-
chase.
10) A request for permission to
put out bid on the Gt. George
Island Visitor's center was
approved by the Board.
(la) A resolution was required to
call the airport a regional facility
in order to expand grant eligibili-


ty.
Mr. Parrish made the motion to
approve all of the above contin-
gent on the attorney's analysis
and recommendation on 1 and 9.
Mr. Parrish's motion was
approved.

Hubert Chipman-Franklin
County Road Department
Report to Board of County
Commissioners
WORK SUMMARY: Stock piled
approximately 923 tons of lime
rock; Cleaned all cemeteries from
Eastpoint up Hwy 65; Ground
Maintenance at the Weems
Hospital in Apalachicola;
Graded roads in Apalachicola,
Carrabelle, Eastpoint, Lanark
and St. George Island; Cut bush-
es back off of roads in
Apalachicola and Carrabelle;
Driveways and shoulder work in
Apalachicola, Eastpoint and St.
George Island; Litter Control in
Alligator Point including the park
at bridge on Hwy 98,
Apalachicola, Carrabelle, East-
point and Lanark; Grass cut in
Alligator Point, Apalachicola,
Carrabelle, Eastpoint and Lan-
ark; Ditch work in Apalachicola,
Carrabelle, Eastpoint and
Lanark; Culvert maintenance in
Apalachicola; Sign Maintenance
in Apalachicola, Carrabelle,
Eastpoint, Lanark and St. George
Island.
Mr. Chipman first apologized for
dirt road conditions throughout
the County. "Things are too dry,"
Mr. Chipman complained. "We
can't grade these roads right
now." Hubert explained that the
attempted use of the heavy
County equipment-even the
spray truck-with these dry road
conditions only aggravates the
problem.
Mr. Chipman then informed the
Board that the new radio system
was not working out for his
department. "The new radios
that were purchased just aren't
working. We're out in the woods
and we can't talk (to one anoth-
er)." Hubert went on to list all of
the various locations throughout
the County where the new com-
munication system has been
faulty. Sheriff Mock was in atten-
dance and he explained that there
has been a problem with the duel
use of a tower but that this prob-
lem was temporary and should be
corrected soon. Since the road
department still' had their old
radio .systems installed .in their
vehicles it was the Board's deci-
sion to have that ser ce re-estab-
lished temporarily.
Steve Fling then stepped forward
to comment on behalf of the var-
ious voluntary Fire Departments'
efforts to join in with the County-
wide inter-communications net-
work. A system is being worked
out.
A problem at the Eastpoint boat
ramp was also discussed. No
solution was suggested. So the
public should be advised not to
back their boat trailer beyond the
end of the concrete slab. There is
a deep wash-out at that point and
many boats that are being
launched from that site are get-
ting into trouble.

Affordable Housing Comp
Plan-Public Hearing
The Public Hearing on this issue
was postponed to May 15th at 6
p.m. by the request of Alan
Pierce. Mr. Pierce's request was
approved.

Commissioners' Comments
Mr. Crofton enquired from the
Attorney about his code enforce-
ment research in Carrabelle.'He
was informed that it was being
looked into.
Mr. Lockley brought up the road
paving issue. It was discussed and
any action postponed because of
the present budget crunch and
unfinished district inspections
with the County Engineer have
not been completed.

Public Comments
Sherman Thomas representing
Students with Voices spoke once
again with regards to prison
reform, jail overcrowding, job
training, early release and county
budgeting and spending. He
expressed his concern with what
in his opinion has been over-
looked in Franklin County--boys
and girls clubs, recreational facil-
ities, science and education proj-
ects etc. Mr. Thomas was also
concerned with Mediacom rate
increases. He suggested that what
is happening may not be legal.
Don Ashley St. James Island:
"Michael was so quick with the


5.WDIhuIMFIJUl


settlement discussion that I didn't
catch a name or a reference ... I
am surprised that the
Commissioners approved it, but
I'm glad. I just want to point it
out to the Commissioners that I
think this is a good step forward
for both us and St. Joe ... to try
and look at these issues of public
participation and particularly the
capital improvements issues ... So
I hope this gives us an opportuni-
ty to have this discussion at the
Public Hearing ... I just want to
make sure that I am understand-


MARCIA JOHNSON


ing your vote. What you are
agreeing to is a public hearing on
that compliance agreement? And
to try and meet that deadline of
May 15th which is the next
Commission meeting. Pamela
and I certainly want to work in
good faith and we are good to our
word ... We want to get (this)
back into the community and out
of the courtroom. This gives us a
first good, positive step and we
just want to move forward as
quickly as we can to accomplish
it."


The Clerk Of

The Circuit

Court

Your Public Trustee
BY MARCIA JOHNSON
Q. Someone in my family recently died and
I'm an heir. How do I go about acquiring the
property?


A. You would have to open a Probate Estate.
Probate is a legal process through which the assets of a deceased per-
son are distributed to the heirs or beneficiaries. The Court oversees the
estate to make sure debts are disposed of and proper distribution is
made. A Will is a document executed by a person and generally names
a personal representative to administer the estate. The Will must be
deposited with the Clerk's Office within ten days after receiving infor-
mation that the person is deceased. If no Will is left, the property will
be distributed in accordance with Florida Law by the Court. If no per-
sonal representative has been named in the Will, it will be necessary for
an attorney to petition the Court to appoint a personal representative to
administer the estate. Probate proceedings are initiated with the filing
of a Petition normally prepared by an attorney. Florida Rules of
Probate Procedure 5.030 states every guardian and every personal rep-
resentative, unless the personal representative remains the sole interest-
ed person, shall be represented by an attorney admitted to practice in
Florida. The only Probate proceeding in which paperwork is available
from the Clerk's Office is a proceeding for disposition of personal prop-
erty without administration. This is filed to request release of assets of
the deceased to the person who paid the final expenses, such as funeral
bills or medical bills for the last 60 days but the procedure cannot
include real property. The following paperwork must be provided along
with the filing: itemized, paid funeral bill that identifies the individual
who paid the bill; paid receipts for any medical expenses incurred sixty
days prior to death; death certificate; specific information on the type
of asset to be released; identification of the person filing; and filing fee
set by law of $101 currently. Being an heir does not automatically put
assets in your name, and a Probate procedure may need to be complet-
ed.
If you have any questions, or comments about this column, please for-
ward them to: Marcia Johnson, Clerk of the Court, 33 Market St.,
Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida, 32320 or by email to: mmjohnson@
franklinclerk.com. Visit the Clerk's website at www.franklinclerk.com



Lawson Brings Home The

Bacon In 2007 -Session
The 2007 Legislative Session wrapped up on Friday May 4, 2007, with
the House and Senate passing a $71.3 billion state budget. The 2007
session presented lawmakers with one of the leanest budgets ever. The
State experienced a revenue shortfall of about $500 million. State
Senator Alfred Lawson represents Senate District 6 which includes
eleven counties in the Florida panhandle. It is reported that Lawson's
constituents got the third highest allocation in district projects funded
in the 2007-2008 Budget. "Even with a lean budget, my constituents
have every reason to celebrate this year's state budget", Lawson said.
Adding, the entire delegation worked hard to bring home the bacon".
Due to the tight budget, several of Senator Lawson's key bills address-
ing state retirees insurance subsidies, 3% pay raises for state employees .
and special risk classifications were not approved. "As the Senator rep-
resenting the greatest number of state employees, I'm going to do what
I can to help those who are working and those who have retired." You
should be able to earn a livable wage in this state and you should be
able to retire without worry about your health insurance needs",
Lawson said. "Pay increases, benefits and a stable retirement will help
the State of Florida to retain and recruit qualified personnel" he added.
The 2007-08 budget provided for a much needed boost in public school
state and local allocations for K-12. Franklin County Schools will
receive an additional $519,929, a 5.46% increase in new dollars for the
forthcoming school year.
Franklin County did very well this year in the state budget. The
Legislature funded the following crucial projects and funding alloca-
tions:
Alligator Point Beach Restoration: $1,382,004
Apalachicola Wastewater Improvements: $500,000
Buck O'Neil Park: $200,000
Cape St. George Lighthouse: $350,000
Carrabelle Law Enforcement Field Office: $1,000,000
Carrabelle Park Phase III: $325,000
Carrabelle River/St. George Sound Water Quality Improvements:
$800,000
City of Apalachicola-Areas of Critical State Concern Study:
.$200,000
CR370 Alligator Drive from Peninsula Point Gate to SR30 (US 98):
$2,399,268
Crooked River Lighthouse: $200,000
Crooked River Lighthouse Park: $200,000
Franklin County Courthouse Security: $100,000
Franklin Public Schools: $11,000,000
SR30 (US98/319) from Carrabelle River Br. To SR377 (US319):
$9,161,340
St. George Lighthouse Park: $175,000
"It's my pleasure to serve the people-of North Florida in the Florida
Senate and look forward to the special session, and next year", Lawson
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announcing that Carrabelle has been selected as the site for a new plant
that will manufacture affordable, work-force housing out of light gauge
steel and environmentally friendly products. The May 1, 6:45 p.m.
lease signing at a City Commission meeting is the result of a partner-
ship between GreenSteel Homes' owners Lawton "Bud" Chiles and
Tony Attalla, and the City of Carrabelle.
Inspired -by the vision of the Mayor of Carrabelle, Commissioners
Parmenas, Rankin, Sands and Tyre, along with City Administrator
McInnis; GreenSteel Homes delivered more than City leaders bar-
gained for. THE VISION: Bring affordable and work-force housing
to Carrabelle's 1300 residents and countless second home buyers. THE
BARGAIN: GreenSteel Homes will not simply make affordable, hurri-
cane-proof, eco-friendly homes available along the multi-state Gulf
Coast; it will bring at least 70 jobs and a housing manufacturing facili-
ty to coastal Carrabelle.
Carrabelle's City Administrator says, "The home construction quality
is a solution for permanent, affordable housing in coastal and high
wind areas. And as for the jobs, Mayor Mel Kelly states, "Presently,
Carrabelle's young job seekers often need to flee to other cities seeking
training and jobs. Long time residents are faced with the decline in tra-
ditional marine industry occupations. Mr. Chiles' company decision to
locate skilled jobs in Carrabelle is a dream come true for people hoping
to earn more than minimum wage and still work in their home town.
Now they can earn a good living, have a benefits package and also be
able to live in a safe home."
Chiles says, "The City leaders acted quickly to attract GreenSteel
Homes and unanimously endorsed financial incentives to welcome our
business. They are to be highly commended for organizing a small
town's resources and we are proud, in return, to bring a state of the art
light gauge steel home construction technology to Florida. GreenSteel
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About the factory, GreenSteel Homes AND Hexaport Building
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Insurance costs on these homes are expected to be lower, too.
The facility, located near Carrabelle's airport, will use Hexaport's state
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construction materials, labor, and extended build times without concur-
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Second Circuit

Court Report

Judge William L. Gary

April 10, 2007
BY CAROL NOBLE

All persons listed below are innocent
until proven otherwise in a court of law.
PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE
BAUCHAM, ROBERT T: Charged November 8, 2005 with battery on
law enforcement officer; resist officer without violence. Bond was
$500.00. Pre-trial Conference continued to May 15, 2007.
JONES, ANTHONY ALLEN: Charged January 21, 2006 and May 4,
2006 with sale of controlled substance cocaine; charged July 24, 2006
with sale/possession controlled substance with intent to sell within
1,000 feet of a church. 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
120 months in prison (suspended); 48 months probation with 380 days
credit for time served (stipulated); no drugs, random tests; $510.00
costs; all concurrent.
KILPATRICK, ANTHONY B: Charged September 5, 2006 with pos-
session controlled substance marijuana over 20 grams; possession drug
paraphernalia. Bond was.$10,000.00. The defendant was represented in
court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Management continued to
May 15, 2007.
KORNEGAY, ALBERT: Charged August 25, 2005 with grand theft
(3rd degree). Defendant was on conditional release. The defendant was
represented in court by Attorney Mel C. Magidson Jr. Case
Management continued to May 15, 2007.
MENDEZ, JORGE: Charged 3 times April 27, 2006 with sale/posses-
sion controlled substance with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a
church; Charged 2 times April 27, 2006 with trafficking in controlled
substance. Defendant was incarcerated. Case Management continued
to May 15, 2007.
MILLER, DEMETRIUS PAUL: Charged March 30, 2006 with
sale/possession controlled substance with intent to sell within 1,000
feet of a church. Bond was $25,000.00. The defendant was present in
court with Attorney Robert Culpepper, II. Pre-trial Conference contin-
ued to May 15, 2007.
RHODES, ANDY: Charged March 20, 2006 with dealing in stolen
property. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented
in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Management continued
to May 15, 2007.
TURRELL, JARVIS B: Charged April 4, 2006 with sale of controlled
substance. Bond was $25,000.00. The defendant was present in court
with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Pre-trial Conference continued to
May 15, 2007.

ARRAIGNMENT
BARR, LA VERA MAE: Charged March 13, 2007 with false impris-
onment; child abuse. Bond was $15,000.00. The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way who entered a written
plea of not guilty. Case Management continued to May 15, 2007.
BRANCH, WESLEY W: Charged August 17, 2006 with burglary of
structure; criminal mischief 200 to 1000 dollars; March 19, 2007 with
grand theft; Charged August 19, 2006 with burglary of structure; petit
theft. The State Attorney's Office dropped all charges.
BROWN, BRANDON NEEL: Charged January 11, 2007 with aggra-
vated battery with deadly weapon. 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 45 months in prison (suspended); 66 days in jail with
66 days credit for time served; 36 months probation; substance abuse
evaluation and treatment; no drugs or alcohol, random testing; $762.00
costs. This case concurrent with another case. Amount of restitution
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CAIN, VICTOR WAYNE: Charged March 3, 2007 with felony fleeing
or attempt to elude; driving while license suspended or revoked; attach
improper license plate. Bond was $500.00. The defendant was present
in court and entered a plea of not guilty. A public defender was
appointed. Case Management continued to June 12, 2007.
CARGILL, STEPHON EUGENE JR: Charged March 10, 2007 and
April 9, 2007 with battery by inmate. Defendant was incarcerated. The
defendant was represented in court by Attorney Joshua Zelman.who
entered a plea-of not guilty. Case Management continued to June 12,
2007.
CORREA, PEDRO JR: Charged February 23, 2007 with introducing
contraband county facility; possession of firearm by convicted felon.
Bond was $6,000.00. The defendant was represented in court by
Attorney Ethan Andrew Way who entered a plea of not guilty. Case
Management continued to June 12, 2007.
CRYDERMAN, VICKIE DEE: Charged March 13, 2007 with fleeing
or attempting to elude law enforcement officer. Bond was $1,000.00.
The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger
and entered a plea of not guilty. Case Management continued to July
10, 2007. '
DOUDS, TAMMY: Charged February 27, 2007 with obtain or
attempt to obtain controlled substance by fraud. Bond was $1,000.00.
The defendant failed to appear and a capias (warrant for arrest) was
issued.
GRAHAM, ROBERT L: Charged with false imprisonment, child
abuse. Bond was $15,000.00. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to June
12, 2007.
HARRIS, TATIANA ELAINE: Charged February 21, 2007 with pos-
session of controlled substance cocaine; possession of cannabis.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with
Attorney Gregory Cummings and entered a plea of no contest.
Adjudication withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 24 months
probation with 49 days credit for time served; substance abuse evalua-
tion and treatment; no alcohol or drugs, random testing; $510.00 costs.
HENDERSON, SONYA E: Charged January 24, 2007 with grand
theft motor vehicle. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was represent-
ed in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a written
plea of not guilty. Case Management continued to May 15, 2007.
HOUSTON, EDDIE F: Charged 2 times March 14, 2007 with sale of
controlled substance, 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 May 15, 2007.
JONES, TRAVIS N: Charged March 10, 2007 with battery by inmate.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court
by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way who entered a written plea of not
guilty. Case Management continued to May 15, 2007.
LOCKETT, BRODY P: Charged January 24, 2007 with grand theft
motor vehicle; felony fleeing or attempt to elude; Charged January 31,
2007 with battery on law enforcement officer. Defendant was incarcer-
ated. The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin
Steiger who entered a plea of not guilty. Case Management continued
to May 15, 2007.
MCCRANIE, DAVID M: Charged March 2, 2007 with possession of
controlled substance cocaine. Bond was $10,000.00. The defendant was
present in court with Attorney Gregory Cummings, entered a plea of
no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to
2 days in jail with 2 days credit for time served; 24 months probation;
no drugs or alcohol, random testing; substance abuse evaluation and
treatment; $510.00 costs.
MURRAY, RUBY ALINE: Charged March 22, 2007 with possession
of controlled substance without prescription. Defendant was incarcer-
ated. The defendant was present in court by Public Defender Kevin
Steiger, entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The
defendant was sentenced to 36 months in prison (suspended); 45 days
in jail with 20 days credit for time served; 36 months probation (concur-
rent); substance abuse evaluation and treatment; no drugs or alcohol,
random testing; $510.00 costs.
NOWLING, AMANDA RENEE: ,Charged March 22, 2007 with sale
of controlled substance cannabis. Defendant was incarcerated. The
defendant was present in court with Attorney Gregory Cummirigs and
entered a plea of no contest. Adiudication withheld. The defendant was


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months probation (concurrent); substance abuse evaluation and treat-
ment; no drugs or alcohol, random testing; $510.00 costs.
NOWLING, AMANDA R: Charged with public assistance fraud. The
defendant was present in court with Attorney Gregory Cummings and
entered a plea of no contest. Adjudication withheld. The defendant was
sentenced to 20 days in jail with 20 days credit for time served; 30
months probation (concurrent); 12 months disqualified for public assis-
tance; restitution to victims; $410.00 costs.
PACE, WILLIAM: Charged March 19, 2007 with possession contra-
band at state correctional institute. 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 July
10,2007.
PEMBERTON, WILLIAM JASON: Charged February 24, 2007 with
attempted burglary of dwelling; aggravated assault with deadly
weapon; resist arrest with violence; disorderly intoxication. State
Attorney's Office dropped counts 1 and 2. Bond was $15,500.00. The
defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger,
entered a plea of no contest to counts 3 and 4, and was adjudicated
guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 18 days in jail with 18 days cred-
it for time served; 24 months probation; no contact with victim;
$410.00 costs. Amount of restitution reserved on for 90 days.
SELLERS, LISA MARIE: Charged March 2, 2007 with possession of
controlled substance cocaine. Defendant was incarcerated. The defen-
dant was present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way, entered a
plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sen-
tenced to 1 year, 1 day in prison with 28 days credit for time served
(concurrent with another case).
SHACK, BRIAN CHRISTOPHER: Charged March 3, 2007 with pos-
session controlled substance marijuana over 20 grams; Charged March
19, 2007 with burglary of dwelling. Defendantt was incarcerated. The
defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger
who entered a plea of not guilty. Case Management continued to June
12, 2007.
SHIVER, JAMIE L: Charged March 22, 2007 with sale of controlled
substance cannabis. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
represented in court by Attorney Michael Rayne who entered a plea of
not guilty. Case Management continued to May 15, 2007.
SMITH, JIMMY RAY: Charged March 10, 2007 with lewd or lascivi-
ous exhibition; resisting officer without violence; disorderly intoxica-
tion. 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 June 12, 2007.
SMITH, JORDAN WESLEY: Charged August 17, 2006 with burgla-
ry of structure; criminal mischief 200 to 1,000 dollars; Charged March
19, 2007 with grand theft; Charged August 19, 2006 with burglary of
structure; petit theft. Defendant released on own recognizance. The
State Attorney's Office to drop charges.
TRAIL, SHELTON WILLIAM:' Charged March 13, 2007 with worth-
less check over 150 dollars. Bond was $500.00. The State Attorney's
Office to drop charges.
WILLIAMS, REGINALD LERON: Charged February 23, 2007 with
possession of firearm by convicted felon; possession of cannabis. Bond
was $6,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney
Gregory Cummings and entered a written plea of not guilty. Case
Management continued to June 12, 2007.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION ARRAIGNMENT
ANDERSON, BRENDA D: Charged February 21, 2005 with burgla-
ry of a dwelling; grand theft. Defendant was incarcerated. The defen-
dant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted
being in violation and was found in violation of probation. Probation
revoked and terminated. The defendant was sentenced to 18 months in
prison.
COLELLA, SHARON: Charged July 1, 2005 with sale of controlled
substance. 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 defen-
dant was sentenced to 6 days in jail with 6 days credit for time served;
probation-reinstated. Any conditions not met, re-imposed.
HADSOCg DAVID DUANE: Charged June 24, 2005 with 2 counts
sale/possession of controlled substance with intent to sell within 1,000
feet of a church. 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 May 15, 2007.
MURRAY, RUBY ALINE: Charged August 7, 2006 with aggravated
battery with deadly weapon. Defendant was incarcerated. The defen-
dant 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 36 months in prison (sus-
pended); 36 months probation (concurrent) with 45 days credit for time
served. Any conditions not met, re-imposed.
NOWLING, TRACY JO: Charged October 12, 2006 with sale of
cocaine. 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 defen-
dant was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 40 days credit for time served;
probation reinstated. Any conditions not met, re-imposed.
REYNOLDS, PATE L: Charged 2 times July 23, 2003 with sale of
controlled substance. 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
and terminated. The defendant was sentenced to 18 months in prison
with 106 days credit for time served. Both cases are concurrent.
ROBERTS, JAMES LEEHASKELL: Charged October 24, 2004 with
flagrant violation of net law. Defendant was incarcerated. The defen-
dant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger, admitted
being in violation and was found in violation of probation. Probation
revoked and terminated. The defendant was sentenced to 18 months in
prison with 73 days credit for time served.
SELLERS, LISA MARIE: Charged January 4, 2004 and February 9,
2004 with grand theft. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
present in court with Attorney Kathy Garner, admitted being in viola-
tion and was found in violation of probation. Probation revoked and
terminated. The defendant was sentenced to 18 months in prison with
114 days credit for time served (concurrent with another case).

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Second Circuit Court Report from Page 5
SHIVER, JAMIE L: Charged June 9, 2005 with possession with intent
to sell cannabis. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was repre-
sented in court by Attorney Sherrie Barnes-Larry who entered a writ-
ten plea of denial. Case Management continued to May 15, 2007.
SMITH, JIMMY RAY: Charged July 7, 2006 with battery of law
enforcement officer. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger who entered a
plea of denial. Case Management continued to June 12, 2007.

DISPOSITION
FULLER, SAMUEL EUGENE: The defendant was found guilty on
March 16, 2007 of 2nd degree murder. The defendant was present in
court with Attorney Rachel Chesnut and adjudicated guilty. The defen-
dant was sentenced to life in prison with 877 days credit for time served.
LATTIMORE, CORLINDA: Charged November 15, 2005 with sale
of controlled substance; Charged 3 times September 14, 2006 with sale
or possession of controlled substance with intent to sell within 1,000
feet of a school. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was pres-
ent in court with Attorney Steven P. Glazer, entered a plea of no con-
test and admitted being in violation of probation on February 13, 2007.
The defendant was sentenced to 9 years in prison with credit for time
served.
ORDONIA, NICK: Charged September 6, 2006 with grand theft
motor vehicle* criminal mischief (3rd degree felony). Cash bond was
$10,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Martin
P. McDonnell entered a plea of no contest on February 13, 2007. The
defendant was sentenced to 2 days in jail with 2 days credit for time
served; 30 months probation; 100 hours community service work;
$410.00 costs. The amount of restitution reserved on for 90 days.
SANDERS, DELANTA LIONEL: Charged with burglary of struc-
ture while armed on August 10, 2000; Charged 3 times with sale/pos-
session controlled substance with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a
store; Charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude officer on
October 1, 2004. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was pres-
ent in court with Attorney Richard W. Reno and entered a plea of no
contest, and' admitted being violation of probation on January 10,
2006. The defendant was sentenced to 118 months in prison with cred-
it for time served.

CASE MANAGEMENT
AMERSON, ANDREW JACK: Charged July 6, 2005 with sexual bat-
tery. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in
court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Violation of Probation
Hearing set for May 15, 2007.
ANDERSON, AMY E: Charged 4 times November 29, 2006 with sale
of cocaine. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way, entered a plea of no contest
and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 48 months
in prison (all concurrent with other cases).
APONTE, CARLOS E: Charged with driving while license suspend-
ed felony; driving while license suspended habitual. Bond was
$1,000.00. 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 20 days in jail with 20 days credit for
time served; 24 months probation; no drugs or alcohol, random tests;
$410.00 costs.
BARFIELD, MICHAEL WADE: Charged October 25, 2006 with
driving while license suspended felony. Defendant was incarcerated.
The defendant was present in court with Attorney J. Gordon Shuler.
Case Management continued to May 15, 2007.
BATES, RUDOLPH: Charged 2 times November 16, 2006 with sale of
cocaine. Total bond was $40,000.00. The defendant was represented in
court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Management continued to
June 12, 2007.
BAUCHAM, WILLIE FRED: Charged January 11, 2007 with sale of
controlled substance. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
represented in court by Attorney Michael Rayne. Case Management
continued to May 15, 2007.
BAXLEY, PAUL.C: Charged December 10, 2006 with driving while
license permanently' revoked. Bond was $500.00: The defendant was
presenti in court with Public'Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Mihagement
continued to June 12, 2007.
BROWN, ARTHUR CHARLES: Charged April 11, 2004 and
December 6, 2003 with sale of controlled substance; Charged January
11, 2007 with sale of cocaine. Defendant released on own recogni-
zance. The defendant failed to appear for court and a capias (warrant
for arrest) was issued.
BROWN, BRANDON NEEL: Charged February 20, 2005 with resist-
ing officer with violence; battery on law enforcement officer; criminal
mischief; Charged March 3, 2005 with criminal mischief; Charged
August 2, 2006 with burglary of a dwelling. Defendant was incarcerat-
ed. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin
Steiger, admitted being in violation and was found in violation of pro-
bation. Probation revoked. The defendant was sentenced to 45 months
in prison (suspended); new 36 month probation; 123 days in jail with
123 days credit for time served. Any conditions not met re-imposed.
BROWN, ROOSEVELT HI: Charged August 7, 2006 with 2 counts
sexual act with child under sixteen years of age. Defendant was incar-
cerated. Case Management continued to May 15, 2007.
BROWN, THOMAS LEE: Charged October 8, 2006 with aggravated
battery with deadly weapon; resisting officer without violence.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest to count 2
and lesser felony battery count 1; and was adjudicated guilty. The
defendant was sentenced to 184 days in jail with 184 days credit for
time served; $762.00 costs.
BUZBEE, CHRISTOPHER: Charged December 14, 2006 with home
invasion robbery with weapon; aggravated assault with deadly weapon
victim over 65. Bond was $10,000.00. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management contin-
ued to July 10, 2007.
CARGILL, STEPHON EUGENE JR: Charged September 2, 2005
with driving while license suspended (felony); resisting officer without
'violence; refusal to sign summons; Charged January 7, 2006 with driv-
ing while license suspended (felony). Defendant was incarcerated. The
defendant was represented in court by Attorney Joshua Zelman. Case
Management continued to June 12, 2007.
CARGILL, STEPHON EUGENE JR: Charged December 20, 2005
with driving while license suspended (felony); Charged January 20,
2006 with sale of controlled substance; charged January 21, 2006 with
2 counts sale/possession of controlled substance with intent to sell
within 1,000 feet of a church; possession of cannabis with intent to sell
within 1,000 feet of a church; possession of ecstasy. Defendant was
incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Attorney
Joshua Zelman. Case Management continued to June 12, 2007.
COOPER, CHARLES B: Charged October 11, 2006 with sale of con-
trolled substance. Bond was $15,000.00. The defendant was present in
court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Management continued
to June 12, 2007.
CRAUSWELL, DARYL ALVIN: Charged August 19, 2004 with
attempted sexual battery; false imprisonment. Defendant was incarcer-
ated. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender Kevin
,aeiger, admitted being in violation and was found in violation of pro-
bation. Probation revoked. The defendant was sentenced to 36 months
in prison (suspended); 36 months probation (new); all costs involved.
Any conditions not met, re-imposed.


CRAUSWELL, DARLY ALVIN: Charged August 18, 2004 with
DUI, with property damage; driving while license suspended or
revoked. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender
Kevin Steiger, admitted being in violation and was found in violation of
probation. Probation terminated with special conditions.
CREAMER, BOBBY GENE: Charged May 20, 2005 with driving
while license suspended felony. Defendant was incarcerated. The
defendant was present in court with Attorney J. Gordon Shuler. Case
Management continued to May 15, 2007.
CROOM, KENDRAH W: Charged November 10, 2006 with traffick-
ing in controlled substance. Bond was $25,000.00. The defendant was
represented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case
Management continued to May 15, 2007.
CRUM, ANGELA RENEE: Charged December 13, 2005 with public
assistance fraud. The defendant was present in court with Attorney J.
Gordon Shuler. Case Management continued to May 15, 2007.
CUMMINGS, LARRY: Charged January 11, 2007 with sale of con-
trolled substance cocaine. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant
was present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way, entered a plea


of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced
to 180 days in jail with 2 days credit for time served; 36 months proba-
tion; substance abuse evaluation and treatment; no alcohol or drugs,
random testing; $510.00 costs.
DAVIS, JAMES H: Charged March 27, 2006 with sale/possession
controlled substance with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a church;
Charged January 13, 2007 with sale of cocaine. Defendant was incar-
cerated. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Ethan
Andrew Way, entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty
to 2nd charge. The defendant admitted being in violation and was
found in violation of probation to 1st charge. The defendant was sen-
tenced to 1 year and 1 day in prison with 197 days credit for time
served.
DUNCAN, BOBBY J: Charged October 11, 2006 with sale of sub-
stance in lieu of cocaine. Bond was $10,000.00. The defendant was
present in court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management
continued to June 12, 2007.
EVANS, JOHN: Charged with sale of a controlled substance; sale of
cocaine. The defendant was present in court with his attorney, entered
a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sen-
tenced.to 50 days in jail with credit for time served; 30 months proba-
tion; no drugs or alcohol, random testing; $510.00 costs.
FENDLEY, MARSHALL: Charged December 19,. 2006 with obtain
or attempt to obtain controlled substance by fraud. Bond was
$2,500.00. The defendant was present in court with Public Defender
Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to June 12, 2007.
FENN, JAMES A: Charged August.14, 2006 with lewd or lascivious
conduct; solicitation sexual activity by custodial/familial; August 31,
2006 with 2 counts lewd or lascivious conduct; Charged August 14,
2006 with lewd and lascivious assault or act; false imprisonment;
Charged August 22, 2006 with tampering with witness. Defendant was
incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Public
Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to July 10, 2007.
GILLEY, SHARON LESLIE: Charged December 8, 2005 with unau-
thorized possession of driver license; 11 counts forgery; 11 counts utter-
ing (passing worthless document); grand theft (3rd degree). Defendant
released on own recognizance. The defendant was present in court with
Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Affidavit of violation withdrawn.
GOLDEN, RICHIE DONALD: Charged April 19, 2006 with burgla-
ry of a structure. Bond was $7,500.00. Case Management continued to
May 15, 2007.
HICKS, VANNESSA ANN: Charged .October 11, 2006 with sale of
oxycodone. Bond was $25,000.00. The defendant was present in court
with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Pre-trial Conference set for July 10,
2007.
HUBBART, ROBERT J: Charged October 24, 2003 with sale of con-
trolled substance. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was rep-
resented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Violation of
'Probation Hearing set for May 15, 2007.
HUNNINGS, JOSEPH E: Charged November 8, 2006 with sale of
controlled substance. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way and entered a plea
of no contest. Adjudication withheld. The defendant was sentenced to
30 days in jail with 30 days credit for time served; $510.00 costs.
JAMES, MARK DIMITRIOS: Charged October 5, 2006 with burgla-
ry of dwelling. Bond was $5,000.00. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Keyin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest
to the lesser charge of trespass of structure and was adjudicated guilty.
The defendant was sentenced to 2 days in jail with 2 days credit for time
served; 6 months probation; no contact with victim or home; no drugs
or alcohol, random testing; $290.00 costs.
JONES, TRAVIS N: Charged March 30, 2006 with sale of controlled
substance; Charged 3 times November 6, 2006 with sale of cocaine.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court
by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Management continued to May
15, 2007.
KEIGANS, TIMOTHY D: Charged August 24, 2006 with sale of con-
trolled substance. Defendant released on own recognizance. The defen-
dant was represented in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case
Management continued to May 15, 2007 ..
LAKE, WILLIE CARR: Charged October 31, 2006 with sale of
cocaine. Defendant was ir&dreratid; The defendant was iTre6sented
in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management contin-
ued to May 15, 2007.
LE, HUNG VAN:. Charged November 11, 2006 with flagrant violation
of net law; trawling with more than 2 trawls; trawling with net over 66
ft. circumference. Bond was $2,500.00. The defendant was represented
in court by Attorney Russell R. Stewart. Case Management continued
to May 15, 2007.
LEE, CARMIA: Charged December 12, 2006 with sale of controlled
substance. Bond was $25,000.00. The defendant was present in court
with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way, entered a plea of no contest and
was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 270 days in jail
with 3 days credit for time served; 10 months probation; $510.00 costs.
LEE, RONALD WAYNE: Charged March 14, 2006 with possession
of controlled substance cocaine; possession of paraphernalia.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in court with
Attorney J. Gordon Shuler and entered a plea of no contest.
Adjudication withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 30 days in jail
with 30 days credit for time served; 24 months probation; substance
abuse evaluation and treatment; no drugs, random testing; $470.00
costs.
MARTIN, KELVIN A: Charged November 15, 2006 with resisting
officer with violence. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way, entered a plea of
no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to
5 years in prison (suspended); 2 years probation with 146 days credit for
time served; $410.00 costs.
MAXWELL, MICHAEL KYLE: Charged September 6, 2006 with
sale of controlled substance: Bond was $25,000.00. The defendant was
present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way and entered a plea
of no contest to the lesser' of possession of controlled substance
cocaine. Adjudication withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 2
days in jail with 2 days credit for time served; 18 months probation;
substance abuse evaluation and treatment; no drugs; $510.00 costs.
MCANALLY, ROBERT T: Chargea'November 16, 2006 with sale of
cocaine. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way, entered a plea of no contest
and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 18 months
Wakulla jail bed program; 18 months probation with 145 days credit for
time served; $510.00 costs.
MIDGLEY, ROBERT ANDERSON: Charged June 24, 2001 with
aggravated assault with deadly weapon. 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 1 year, 1 day in jail
with 250 (stipulated) days credit for time served. *
MISSLER, ANDREW SCOTT: Charged May 13, 2006 with lewd las-
civious act in presence of child under 16. Bond was $2,500.00. The
defendant was present in court with Attorney John Edward Eagen and
entered a plea of no contest to the lesser charge of indecent exposure.
Adjudication withheld. The defendant was sentenced to 30 days in jail
with 30 days credit for time served; 12 months probation; 200 hours
community service work; weekly AA meeting; no alcohol,' random test-
ing; no contact with victim; $195.00 costs.
MOODY, MARK A: Charged with sale of substance in lieu of
cocaine; Charged December 14, 2005 with burglary of a dwelling;
grand theft 3rd degree. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was
represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Violation of
Probation Hearing set for May 15, 2007.


NELSON, DANIEL TREVOR: Charged October 5, 2006 with posses-
sion of controlled substance cocaine; possession of controlled sub-
stance without prescription; Charged January 5, 2007 with possession
contraband at county detention facility; delivery of controlled sub-
stance; possession of controlled substance without prescription. Total
bond was $14,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender Kevin Steiger, entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicat-
ed guilty. The defendant was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 9 days
credit for time served; 24 months probation; no drugs, random testing;
$510.00 costs. Both cases concurrent.
NICHOLS, BOB NELSON: Charged October 16, 2006 with flagrant
violation of net law; net fishing no gill or entangling net; Charged
January 19, 2007 with pompano net shall not be less than 400 yard
length; pompano net shall be at least 70 meshes deep; net unmarked
and unnumbered. Bond was $1,000.00. The defendant was present in
court with Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management contin-
ued to June 12, 2007.


PARRAMORE, FLOYD B: Charged April 29, 2006 with battery.
Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court
by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to June
12, 2007.
PUTNAL, JOSEPH GLEN: Charged October 2, 2006 with aggravat-
ed battery with deadly weapon. Defendant was incarcerated. The
defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Case Management continued to June 12, 2007.
ROBERTS, OLENZA D: Charged August 11, 2002 with possession of
cocaine with intent to sell; fleeing or attempting to elude police officer;
Charged February 17, 2005 with possession of controlled substance
with intent to sell or deliver. Defendant was incarcerated. The defen-
dant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case
Management continued to May 15, 2007.
RUSSELL, LAWRENCE EUGENE: Charged August 16, 2005 with
possession of controlled substance cocaine. Defendant was incarcerat-
ed. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew
Way. Probation was reinstated and modified to include 65 days in jail
with 65 days credit for time served. Any conditions not met, re-
imposed.
SALTER, ALBERT JR: Charged August 2, 2006 with lewd or lascivi-
ous conduct; Charged October 4, 2006 with sale/possession of con-
trolled substance with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a church.
Defendant was incarcerated. Case Management continued to May 15,
200,7 by court order.
SCHOELLES, KEVIN MORRIS: Charged March 26, 2004 with bur-
glary of conveyance; grand theft 3rd degree; possession with intent to
sell cannabis; Charged June 21, 2005 with robbery 2nd degree, no
weapon. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented
in court by Attorney J. Gordon Shuler. Case Management continued to
June 12, 2007.
SHERIDAN, JOHN W: Charged 2 times August 18, 2006 with
sale/possession controlled substance with intent to sell within 1,000
feet of a church; Charged August 18, 2006 with 5 counts possession of
controlled substance without prescription; possession controlled sub-
stance morphine intent to sell/deliver; possession controlled substance
methadone with intent to sell or deliver. Defendant was incarcerated.
The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin
Steiger. Case Management continued to May 15, 2007.
SHIRLEY, WILLIAM J: Charged January 5, 2007 with possession of
controlled substance without prescription. Bond was $1,000.00. The
defendant was present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way.
Case Management continued to May 15, 2007.
SMYTH, MARC S: Charged May 10, 2006 with grand theft. Bond was
$6,000.00. State Attorney's Office to drop charges.
STANLEY, KRISTOPHER JERRAN: Charged January 8, 2007 with
felony battery. The defendant was represented in court by Attorney
Ethan Andrew Way. Case Management continued to May 15, 2007.
STRONG WILLIAM A: Charged November 9, 2006 with possession
of controlled substance cocaine; possession of paraphernalia; Charged
3 times January 11, 2007 with sale of cocaine. Defendant was incarcer-
ated. The defendant was represented in court by. Attorney Ethan
Andrew Way. Case Management continued to May 15, 2007.
TAYLOR, JOHN JR: Charged October 16, 2006 with flagrant viola-
tion of net law; net fishing no gill or entangling net; carriage of net
across state waters; Charged January 19, 2007 with pompano net shall
not be less than 400 yd length; pompano net shall be at least 70 mesh-
es deep; net unmarked and unnumbered. Bond was $1,000.00. The
defendant was present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Pre-
trial Conference set for June 12, 2007.
THOMPSON, JAY L: Charged July 17, 2005 with grand theft motor
vehicle; Charged August 25, 2005 with purchase controlled substance
cocaine. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented
in court Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued
to May 15, 2007.
THOMPSON, VERNON: Charged December 29, 2006 with posses-
sion of controlled substance without prescription; possession of
cannabis; possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $3,500.00. The
defendant was present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way.
Case Management continued to May 15, 2007. -.
TRUMBULL, JOHN ELWEN JR: Charged October 16, 2006 with
flagrant violation of net law; net fishing no gillbr entangling net; car-
riage of net across state waters; pompano net shall not be less than 400
yd length; pompano net shall be at least 70 meshes deep; net unmarked
and unnumbered. Bond was $1,000.00. The defendant was present in
court with Attorney Gregory Cummings and entered a plea of no con-
test to count 1. Counts 2 through 6 were dropped. Adjudication with-
held. The defendant was sentenced to 18 months probation; net forfeit-
ed; $410.00 costs.
WALLACE, DANNY RAY: Charged January 11, 2007 with sale of
controlled substance cocaine. Defendant was incarcerated. The defen-
dant was present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way, entered a
plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sen-
tenced to 42 months in prison (suspended); 36 months probation with
35 days credit for time served; substance abuse evaluation and treat-
ment; no drugs or alcohol, randomi testing; $510.00 costs.
WEBB, CURTIS B: Charged October 2, 2006 with possession of con-
trolled substance cocaine (this charge was dropped); possession of
cannabis; possession drug paraphernalia; indecent exposure. Bond was
$5,500.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney Frederick
M. Conrad, entered a plea of no contest to counts 2, 3 and to lesser
charge of disorderly conduct count 4; and was adjudicated guilty. The
defendant was sentenced to 1 year probation; 250 hours community
service work; substance abuse evaluation and treatment; random uri-

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analysis; $195.00 costs.
WESTMORELAND, MARK W: Charged August 28, 2006 with pos-
session controlled substance marijuana over 20 grams. Bond was
$25,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Attorney J.
Gordon Shuler. Case'Management continued to June 12, 2007.
WHITE, NATHANIEL III: Charged November 28, 2006 with 2
counts sale or possession of controlled substance with intent to sell
within 1,000 feet of a school; Charged 2 times November 28, 2006 with
sale of cocaine. Total bond was $75,000.00. The defendant was present
in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Management contin-
ued to June 12, 2007.
WHITE, NATHANIEL JR: Charged January 21, 2005 with grand
theft; Charged May 29, 2005 with aggravated battery great bodily
harm. 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 and terminat-
ed. The defendant was sentenced to 9 years in prison with credit for
time served. Cases concurrent.
WILLIAMS, JOHNNY: Charged 2 times January 11, 2007 with sale
of cocaine. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represent-
ed in court by Attorney Ethan Andrew Way. Case Management contin-
ued to May 15, 2007.
WILSON, PAUL DENNIS: Charged July 28, 2005 with possession of
controlled substance cocaine; Charged December 7, 2006 with posses-
sion of controlled substance cocaine; .possession of controlled sub-
stance without prescription; possession drug paraphernalia; Charged
December 8, 2006 with delivery of controlled substance. Defendant
was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in court by Attorney
J. Gordon Shuler. Case Management continued to May 15, 2007.
YANCEY, JAMES ROBERT: Charged February 22, 2006 and June
29, 2006 with lewd or lascivious molestation victim under 12. Bond
was $25,000.00. The defendant was present in court with Public
Defender.Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued to July 10, 2007.

HEARINGS
RICHARDS, CHRISTOPHER RALPH: Charged September 15, 2006
with felony fleeing or attempt to elude; grand theft motor vehicle; pos-
session prescription drug without prescription; criminal mischief (3rd
degree felony); driving while license suspended (felony); property dam-
age; disorderly conduct; resisting officer without violence; possession of
cannabis on December 20, 2006. Bond was $50,000.00. The defendant
was present in court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way, entered a plea
of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The defendant was sentenced
to 40 months in prison (suspended); 60 months probation with 98 days
credit for time served; substance abuse and mental evaluation and treat-
ment; restitution to all victims; $510.00 costs.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION HEARING
ANDERSON, AMY E: Charged December 12, 2003 with grand theft;
Charged September 28, 2005 with aggravated battery with deadly
weapon. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way, admitted being in violation
and was found in violation of probation. Probation revoked. The defen-
dant was sentenced to 48 months in prison with credit for time already
served; concurrent with other cases.
MARTIN, KELVIN A: Charged 2 times December 13, 2003 with
sale/possession controlled substance with intent to sell within 1,000 ft
of a church; Charged November 1, 2005 with sale of controlled sub-
stance. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was present in
court with Attorney Ethan Andrew Way and admitted being in viola-
tion. The court determined there was no willful violation and probation
was reinstated.
PARRAMORE, FLOYD B: Charged July 18, 2005 with felony bat-
tery. Defendant was incarcerated. The defendant was represented in
court by Public Defender Kevin Steiger. Case Management continued
to June 12, 2007.
RUCKER, KENNY R: Charged with purchase of controlled sub-
stance; fleeing or attempting to elude officer. Defendant was incarcerat-
ed. The defendant was represented in court by Public Defender Kevin
Steiger. Violation of Probation Hearing continued to May 15, 2007.
SALTER, ALBERT dR: Charged 2 times December 10, 2004 with sale
or possession controlled substance with intent to sell 1,000 ft of public
high school. Defendant was incarcerated. Violation of Probation
Hearing continued to May 15, 2007 by court order.
WARUI, TIMOTHY JAMES: Charged July 27, 2006 with possession
of controlled substance cocaine; driving while license suspended or
revoked; Charged October 2, 2006 with child abuse. 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 entered a plea of no contest to child abuse
and was adjudicated guilty. Probation revoked and terminated. The
defendant was sentenced to 1 year and 1 day in prison with credit for
time served; Cases concurrent.

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Apalachicola, Florida

Vietnam Veterans Memorial "Three Soldiers, Detail" in
bronze to be centerpiece in Veterans Memorial Plaza
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and Lindy Lain Hart, wife of
the renowned sculptor Frederick Hart (1943-1999) have announced the
acquisition by the City of Apalachicola, Florida of a one-of-a-kind
detail of the bronze statue "Three Soldiers," to serve as the centerpiece
in Veterans Memorial Plaza in the heart of that city. Jan C. Scruggs,
founder and president of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund,
described the commission as a significant detail fronr "Three Soldiers,"
currently installed on the Mall in Washington. "Three Soldiers, Detail"
will be created to scale from Hart's original molds and set on a black
granite pedestal, similar to the panels of names at the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial in our nation's capital. Viewers will experience "Three
Soldiers, Detail" at the same height as the original in Washington.
Surrounding the statue will be a brick walkway, named the "Circle of
Freedom."
Making Apalachicola the site of "Three Soldiers, Detail," was the
brainchild of Franklin County Commissioner Jimmy Mosconis, who
served a year in Vietnam as platoon sergeant with the U.S. Army's
199th Light Infantry Brigade, and a member of his platoon, Jan C.
Scruggs. Together the men were wounded during an ambush in May
1969. Scruggs later led the successful effort to create the famed Vietnam
Veterans Memorial in Washington, now the most visited monument in
our capital, with four million visitors annually. "Three Soldiers" was
installed at the Memorial site two years after the Wall was completed.
The dream of the not-for-profit organization, Three Soldiers Statue
South, Inc., formed by Mosconis and Nick Yonclas almost four years
ago, is to honor veterans of all American wars, especially those origi-
nating from the southeastern United States. Mosconis, president of
Three Soldiers Statue South states, "We feel immense gratification,
knowing we can move forward to honor the South's soldiers, many of
whom were among the 58,000 killed and missing in Vietnam, and most
from small towns like ours. More soldiers went to Vietnam from the
South than from any other region of the U.S."
Comments Scruggs, "Three Soldiers, Detail" will be a powerful work
that maintains the integrity and artistic excellence of the statue that
graces the Memorial in Washington. Through a grassroots effort, Three
Soldiers Statue South has collected approximately $350,000 in grants
and donations. The City of Apalachicola has donated a half-block of
land for the "Circle of Freedom" Park where the statue will be
installed.
In 2004, the sculptor Frederick Hart was awarded the National Medal
of Arts, ithe highest honor given toan artist or art patron by the U.S.
Government. Awarded posthumously for.the first time, the medal was
presented to Lindy Lain Hart in the Oval Office by the President and
First Lady accompanied by a proclamation which stated, "For his
important body of work including the Washington National
Cathedral's "Creation Sculptures" and the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial's "Three Soldiers" which heralded a new age for contempo-
rary public art."
Production and casting of "Three Soldiers, Detail," is estimated to be
completed over the next ten months. Copyright of "Three Soldiers,
Detail" is retained jointly by the Estate of Frederick Hart and the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.


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BoneYard: From left to right: Miles Creamer, Royce Johns,
and Ken Bridges.

Franklin County Musicians

Soon To Release CD
BoneYard, a local hard-driving rock 'n roll band, will soon release their
first CD titled One of Many. BoneYard band members are Ken Bridges
(vocals and guitar), Royce Johns (drummer) and Miles Creamer (bass).
All songs are originals written by Ken Bridges. Ken made his home in
Franklin County three years ago. Royce Johns and Miles Creamer are
long-time residents of Franklin County. After Ken booked a demo ses-
sion at From The Heart in Sopchoppy, Florida, the owners and in-
house engineers, Rick Ott and Nelle McCall, were quite impressed with
Ken's material and the band's performance. Rick and Nelle shared the
demo with friends, Pete and Sandy Malcomson. They too recognized
the talent and signed on as Executive Producers for the CD. From The
Heart Studio offered BoneYard a one year contract and will act as their
artist management, record label and publisher. The band members are
currently in session recording the twelve tracks to be featured on the
CD. The scheduled release date is June 30. The "CD Release Party"
location will be announced later this month as well as Fall Tour dates.
The Band is excited about their Fall Tour dates, especially those to be
set in Franklin County. One of Many will be available on CD
Baby.com. For more information on BoneYard contact From The
Heart by email at fromtheheartrecordingstudio@
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Carrabelle City Commission Meeting May 1,'07

Hexaport Cottages

Confirmed For Carrabelle

Administrator Mclnnis Gets the Credit
The lease-signing ceremony at this meeting confirmed finally that Bud
Chiles' Green Steel Homes will locate a Hexaport manufacturing plant
on Airport Road in Carrabelle. The city has been selected as the site for
a new plant that will manufacture affordable, work-force housing out of
light gauge steel and environmentally-friendly products.
Mayor Kelly read excerpts from the new company's information
release: "The Vision: Bring affordable and work-force housing to
Carrabelle's 1300 residents and countless second home buyers. The
Bargain: Green Steel Homes will not simply make affordable, hurri-
cane-proof, eco-friendly homes available along the multi-state Gulf


coast; it will bring at least 70 jobs and a housing manufacturing quality
to coastal Carrabelle.
During her lengthy introduction of the new venture and before the sign-
ing, the Mayor singled out City Administrator John McInnis as the
originator of the whole idea. She recalled a day many months ago dur-
ing the difficult times when the City and Chiles' Pirates Landing devel-
opment were attempting to come to an agreement on a density issue. "I
remember that one day John made the statement to Chiles, who was at
City Hall: "What Carrabelle really needs is a clean factory."
Kelly: "The City leaders acted quickly to attract Green Steel Homes
and unanimously endorsed financial incentives to welcome the new
business.
"The facility, located near Carrabelle's airport, will use Hexaport's
state-of-the-art light gauge steel home construction technology. The
fast-erecting product provides consumers, builders, and developers with
an affordable solution to the rising and unpredictable costs of main-
stream construction materials, labor, and extended build times without
concurrent sacrifices in quality. Green Steel Homes will manufacture
attractive, affordable homes that meet Miami/Dade County wind code,
and are immune to termites, mold and mildew and have a UL fire-
resistant rating that is higher than that of anyone else in the market. In
addition, the structures and "Green" homes as they are produced with
recyclable, non-combustible materials.
Mr. Chiles and Cheryl Young represented the new venture, and signed
documents along with each of the commissioners, City Administrator
and Mayor. The Mayor noted in addition that Cliff Butler and Gulf
State Community Bank had successfully assembled financing for the
plant.
From the mayoral announcement list: Relay For Life, the cancer walk-
a-thon was held the following weekend at Sands Field ballpark. Rita
Millender, this year's organizer, said that the location on Highway 98
would attract much public attention for the cause.
The epic Lanark Water and Sewer saga continues: Fulton County will
hold a public hearing at 1 p.m. on May 22.
Carrabelle's first Open House held the weekend of the Riverfront
Festival, was a success. City facilities not often viewed by the public, i.e.
the waterwater plant, were opened to all. Courtney's City Clerk office
produced a new city map for the occasion.
Commissioner Richard Sands made mention of the Chamber of
Commerce's Riverfront Festival success and good management.
Chamber President Sheila Houser thanked all who volunteered and
contributed once again, including the Tourism Development Council
with "bed" tax revenue. She cited attendance estimates at 10-12,000.
Tamara Alien's Waterfront Florida application to the State was award-
ed best of all cities who applied.
City grant application to the TDC of $205,000 will be funded in the
amount of $110,000. Uses for the money: lighthouse repair project,
Camp Gordon Johnston Museum upgrades, Buck O'Neal Park and
improvements to the building on the old Coast Guard dock. Motion
was made and approved to hire Dr. Skip Livingston with $8,400 of
these funds to make a city water quality study that will establish a base-
line for future water monitoring.
Administrator McInnis: A grant of $88,000 has been received to com-
plete the city's stormwater drainage work. These funds will complete
work at the ballpark (Kelly Lake), the Olin Construction property near
the Health Department, and the Bragdon land on 30-A. State funding
will also go toward Buck O'Neal Park, to be across 5th Street from the
ballpark. O'Neal is Carrabelle's most famous sports figure, who
attained fame in the old Negro Baseball League. The park will be not
only a monument to the man, but also an educational tool to illuminate
some bright spot in U.S. history.
He continued: Bids will be received on a fueling facility at Carrabelle
airport. The roads forming the perimeter of the renovated Tillie Miller
Park are now all paved. The final architect visit on the lighthouse proj-
ect will come soon, then the project will go out to bid.
Jan Stoutemire, P&Z Chair, noted that they and the City Commission
would hold a workshop to begin LDR (Land Development Regulation)
work. P&Z approved the city's $650,000 CDGB grant request and
approved Arrow Point subdivision and the Watkins Motel concepts.
City Attorney Dan Cox noted that through its yearsof struggle with the
city, LongnPointe development has not been assessed any taxes.-The
technical language "levied but not assessed" is grounds for the city tbo
bill the project $55-56,000 on one parcel and $66,000 on the other.
Commissioners voted to go after the money.
In a First Reading, application was heard to-annex 46.14 acres on Mill
Road, which surrounds the "golf ball" plant.
The Pirates Landing Comp Plan Amendment ordinance was read and
passed.
Ex-Mayor Jim Brown introduced a new motel to go on Highway 98
next to, and behind, Hog Wild BBQ. The 30-unit building will have suf-
ficient parking for boat trailers and targets the $65/night price point.
P&Z and the City approved.
Commissioner Gathana Parmenas moved, and Ray Tyre seconded,
that Carrabelle donate one surplus residential lot to the new county
land trust. The lot had been discussed for months as a possible dona-
tion to Habitat for Humanity. Reverend John Sink, chair of the land
trust group, accepted the donation. After the meeting, Mr. Sink said
that after review the land would likely be used as a Habitat build site.
Attorney Charles Curran represented John Johnson, owner of the land
known as the old Alligator Farm. Their request for city water was
approved.
Dan Hartman, past Carrabelle City Attorney, requested increased lot
sizes for Lake McKissack Phase I. Dan Garlick, represented by Clayton
Studstill, did a wetlands delineation (measurement) 3 years ago.
Hartman's contention is that in those years the wet area has shrunk,
therefore the lots can be enlarged. Tabled.
The Carrabelle Volunteer Fire Department described 4th of July fire-
works plans and budget. After 2006's burn accident, the department has
decided to hire a professional pyrotechnician at a cost of $10,000. They
have $4,500 and the city voted to contribute $5,000. The $500 shortfall
will be sought from other donors.



Forgotten Coast Plein Air

Paint-Out
Thirty-one plein air artists will be capturing our magnificent land and
seascapes May 10th 20th. From sun up to sundown, these artists will
set out to capture the vivid colors and tranquil scenery of our shore-
lines, marshes, picturesque historic homes and rustic boats and build-
ings. Artist with the plein air event, a French word simply translated
means "open air", will be painting on location from Apalachicola and
St. George Island to Mexico Beach. Visitors are welcomed to watch
them in action between sunrise and sunset daily May 11th 19th. Artist
location maps and times will be available at the Apalachicola Bay
Chamber office. The plein air artists participating in the Forgotten
Coast Paint-Out are nationally recognized artists who have won numer-
ous awards, been featured in publications throughout the country, and
whose paintings are included in many exclusive collections throughout
the world. The public is invited to view the 350+ paintings from this
"Paint-Out" at several events. The first opportunity is the Wet Room
Artist Reception and Painting Sale on May 16th from 7:00 9:00 p.m.
at the Apalachicola Museum of Art 96 5th Street in Apalachicola. For
more information contact the Chamber office (850) 653-9419 or The
Gulf Alliance for Local Arts GALA at (850) 227-3745.


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Manufactured Homes
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Real Estate
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sunset views. All utilities, sur-
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owner today! (866) 696-5263 x
2595.
LAKE PROPERTIES Lakefront
and lake view homes And parcels
on pristine 34,000 acre Norris
Lake in E. Tennessee Call
Lakeside Realty (888) 291-5253
Or visit www.lakesiderealty-
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Murphy, North Carolina
Affordable Land, Homes, Moun-
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Mountain View Properties
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acres, 90 miles of shoreline.
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financing. Call (800) 709-5253.
ADIRONDACK- TUG HILL
LAKES 30 AC Borders ADK
Lake-$169,900 10 AC-Tug
Hill Lake- $69,900 88 AC-
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$159,900 25 AC-Lakefront
Central NY- $129,900 Coming
Soon- Largest Adirondack River
lots w/waterfalls. Call Christmas
& Associates (800) 229-7843
www.landandcamps.com.
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams, Homes,
Cabins & Acreage. FREE
BROCHURE (800) 642-5333.
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www.realtyofmurphy. com.
North Georgia Mountain
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entire book, visit www.ngm-
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front page picture.
GATED 10 ACRE ESTATES-
horses OK, near National & State
forests. Owner financing, no clos-
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5263 Florida Woodland Group,
Inc. Lic RE Broker.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAIN HORSE
FARM (Bent Mountain, VA) Just
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home. 3BR/2-1/2 baths (separate
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garage, 10-14 foot ceilings, lots of
glass allowing you to enjoy the
mountain vistas in all directions.
22+/- acres, 6 stall barn/hay stor-
age/tack room/wash bay/double
lighted riding ring. 30 minutes to
major airport. $1,395,000. Con-
tact Woltz & Associates, Inc.
Real Estate Brokers &


Auctioneers-Roanoke, VA (800)
551-3588 or woltz.com.


NC MOUNTAINS Large 2 to 10
acre tracts in last phase of popu-
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with great view, trees, waterfall &
large public lake nearby, paved
private access, $69,500 and up,
call now (866) 789-8535.
TN Lake Bargain 3+ AC-$129/
mo. FREE Boat Slips! Enjoy
access to private, Jimmy Houston
endorsed bass lake. Paved rds,
utils, soils tested. LAKEFRONT
avail. Call now (866)'685-2562, X
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bal fin 30 yrs, 6.75% fixed, OAC.
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brand new premier development
on spectacular 160,000 acre
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3154, x 1113. Price $34,900,
*20% down, balance financed 30
years, 7.5% fixed, OAC.
Coastal Georgia New, Pre- con-
struction Golf Community.
Large lots & condos w/ deepwa-
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Gated, Golf, Fitness Center,
Tennis, Trails, Docks. $70k's-
$300k. (877) 266-7376.
www.cooperspoint.com.
LIMITED TIME OFFER 100%
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FOR 2 YEARS Gated Lakefront
Community of the NC Blue
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miles of Shoreline start $99,000.
Call Now (800) 709-LAKE.
Coastal GA! 119 Acres-$234,900.
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Long road frontage, utilities.
Potential to subdivide. Excellent
financing. Call now (800) 898-4409
x 1163.
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$124,900) Coastal region. Wooded,
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St. Simons Island! Subdivision
potential! CALL NOW (800) 898-
4409 X 1178.
ESCAPE FLORIDA'S HIGH
COSTS! Lake Access from $49,900
Dockable Lakefront from $194,900
Exclusive, private community on
Lake Guntersville in Northern
Alabama. Featuring gated
entrance, paved roads, clubhouse,
boat launch, marina, underground
utilities and estate-size parcels in
park like setting. No time require-
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LAKE PROPERTIES Lakefront
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on pristine 34,000 acre Norris Lake
in E. Tennessee Call Lakeside
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www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
SNANTAHALA LAKE LOT with
old fish camp and 2/BR septic per-
mit, close to public boat ramp.
$225,000.00 Valleytown Realty
http: / / valleytownrealty.
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Exclusive agents for HarborCrest &
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628-9073, RiverStoneRealty.com or
HarborCrest.net.
NC: Best buy in mountains! Owner
financing, two acres with spectacu-
lar view, paved road, restricted,
Bryson City. $45,000, $9,000 down.
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www.wildcatknob.com.
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SALE Save $10,000 Saturday, June
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VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS my
dream rustic 2- story log cabin on
13 acres with barn, pastures,
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have to sell $389,500 owner
(866)789-8535.
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Region. 124 acres join the Pilot
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potential, streams, river access.
$7,500 per acre. Call (276)768-
9002.

RVs/Campers
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Steel Buildings
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Building Repos! Cancelled
Orders, will sell for balance
owed. 3 available: 25x36, 35x54.
Save Thousands! Call Today!


(800) 372-8053.


2x2 Rates
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Regional or National
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Regions: North, South, Central
Total Circulation: 2.2 Million


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


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Rosemary Ferguson, Vivian Marshal Sherlock (native of
Apalachicola), Nina Freeman, Mary Apple and Judith Nable;
back, standing, Susse Sherwood, Mary Wyatt, Fran Mathis,
Emeretta Runy, and Hilda Carney. The group are members of
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House Tour Draws Visitors from Page 1

after the yellow fever epidemic in the 19th century. In 1927, the contrac-
tor who was then working on the Post Office renovated the house. The
wood-frame house was covered with stucco and.carved to look like
stone. It is the home of Alan Pierce, former mayor and now county
administrator.

The Brash House, also called The Porches at 67 Avenue D. is a steam-
boat style house built in 1846 by Sol Brash. In 1981, Richard and Laura
Macy renovated the house, restoring the porches that surround the
house on both level. The home is now owned by Willis and Harrette
Kennedy.

Alice'Jean Cottage/Gibbs House at 263 Prado is a cottage typical of
Gulf Coast style, built around 1900. After World War II it was used as
a carpenter's shop until it was restored in 1997 and became the resi-
dence of Alice Jean Gibbs, well-known local painter and art teacher.
Ms. Gibbs was a model for Coca Cola in the 1940s and '50s. During the
tour Gibbs displayed her collection of Coca Cola memorabilia and her
paintings, including an excellent self-portrait.

Coombs House Inn/Veranda Suites now own the building at 86
Avenue E, which was built by J. N. Coombs for his widowed sister,
Julia Gibbs. The building has two apartments, one where Gibbs lived
and the other which she rented out. During restoration in 2001, very lit-
tle wood had to be replaced-because the original material and construc-
tion were excellent and the foundation timbers were still sound and
intact. The building is owned by Lynn Wilson and Bill Spohrer.

The Flatuer House/Gulf State Community Bank at Avenue E and 6th
Sf. was built in 1909 by George Marshall for Adolph Faltauer, who.
owned a dry goods store for many years. When the bank acquired the
house in the 1970s, it was seriously deteriorated and in danger of dem-
olition. Restoration was completed in 1982 and other renovations made
in 2004.

The Maddox/Robinson House at 64 15th St. was built in 1923 by
David Benjamin Maddox and his son, Edgar Maddox for Edgar's fam-
ily. Constructed as a bungalow, the house has been extensively remod-
eled by only the third owners. The inside has been completely refur-
bished, to make a plain house shine.





CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE
Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3) (b) File No.
Date of this Notice 5/02/07 Invoice No. 13218
Description of Vehicle: Make Ford Model Expedition Color Blue
TagNo.14CUS Year 2002 State FL VinNo. 1FTBR1053FUA67764

To Owner. Angela McGrandy To Lien Holder"
145 Northway Court
Casper, WY 82609



You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was
towed on 04/28/07 at the request of FHP that said
vehicle is in its possession at the address noted below. They the under-
signed claim a lien for towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be
sold after 35 days from the date of impound free of prior liens. Payment
by the above date of notice in the amount $ 442.50 plus storage
charges occurring at the rate of $ 22.00 per day from the date
hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of the
lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.


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

You and each of you are hereby notified that on 6/01/07 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., Eastpoint, FL From the proceeds will first be paid
all towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any
excess will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release
of the vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and
PROOF OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and
pay the charges.

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


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CLAIM OF LIEN NOTICE


Per Florida Statutes 713.78 (3 )


File Nd.


Date of this Notice 5/02/07 Invoice No. 13228
Description of Vehicle: Make Chevrolet Model Cavalier Color Green
TagNo.V49LMF Year 2002 State FL VinNo. 1G1JC524227142071

To Owner. Louis or Katrina Horton To Lien Holder Ntivell Credit Court
19 Gibson Road P.O. Box 242510
Apalachicola, FL 32320 Little Rock, AK 72223



You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was
towed on 04/26/07 at the request of FCSO that said
vehicle is in its possession at the address noted below. They the under-
signed claim a lien for towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be
sold after 35 days from the date of impound free of prior liens. Payment
by the above date of notice in the amount $ 244.50 plus storage
charges occurring at the rate of $ 22.00 per day from the date
hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of the
lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.


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

You and each of you are hereby notified that on 5/30/07 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 620 Houston Rd., Eastpoint, FL From the proceeds will first be paid
all towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any
excess will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release
of the vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and
PROOF OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and
pay the charges.

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


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Concerned Citizens of Lanark Village from Page 1
money will be there nevertheless.
Ms. Sanders then made the case that the DEP and the DCA and all the
various omniscient and omnipresent powers up in Tallahassee are more
than aware of the perilous situation down in Franklin County and that
they are waiting to see the results of our local efforts before they take
any action. Her point being (and I interpret) "full speed ahead and
damn the torpedoes."
"We need something from DEP in writing on this issue," suggested Mr.
Shuler, "because this is involving some very expensive items for the
County's consideration. And also on your referendum-even on the
June 5 meeting, assuming that the Board authorizes the referendum, I
don't think that you are going to have the referendum held because
there are certain advertisement requirements before you can actually
hold the elections. So don't kidyourselves-the election is not going to
happen June 5th. The best case is (that it will happen) maybe by June
or the end of July.
So while the signatures on the petition are being verified there will be a
public hearing on whether or not the District should be dissolved. If the
decision to dissolve is substantiated there will then be a referendum
scheduled for a vote. When the vote is certified the merger can then be
pursued.
The Public Hearing was then scheduled for May 22nd at 1 p.m. in the
main courtroom of the original courthouse.
Commissioner Rohrs from the LVW&S District then spoke. "We did
have a meeting last night in the District and our Attorney had brought
forth a draft for Lanark and Carrabelle. This is only a draft." She hand-
ed her draft to the County Attorney. He shuffled through the multiple
pages with raised eyebrows-it appeared to be between 20 and 30 (or
more) pages long. "The Commissioners have not had a chance to go
through it-nor has Carrabelle-they should be receiving theirs today.
I wanted to give this to Mr. Shuler and let you know that we have been
dealing in good faith communications as far as Lanark is concerned to'
make this merger possible. I don't attend any meeting in Carrabelle
without the (my) attorney being with me; so until each of the commis-
sioners can go through this and change any little options that they have.
But also last night ... Florida Rural Water Association is working with
Lanark for a land grant. And they were telling us that in doing our
grant that where we are right now with submitting the engineering
process through the Rural Water Association we are receiving free engi-
neering services and things of this nature from them where as
Carrabelle would have to pay theirs. Yet at our meeting they told us that
all of this would be transferable to Carrabelle. So the cost would be a
little less heavy on the City of Carrabelle ... We hope that these two
communities will be able to sit down without costing the County any
further debt and be able to communicate with one another and be able
to reach some sort of an.agreement."
"If you all are really and honestly and truly sitting down to merge serv-
ices together, do not let the people of Franklin County have to pay any
more money on this now Barbara," Commissioner Sanders said in a
serious tone.
"Ms. Sanders, I am trying with all my heart."
"We went through years of this-not just this month, I mean years of
it. If you all are smoke-screening this whole process, trying to make the
people think that you are going with them but you are really not? You
know you really have to have the confidence of the people and appar-
ently you don't have the confidence of the people Barbara! It is too late!
It is too late!"
"Well, as far as what us commissioners (LVW&S) have done," defend-
ed Ms. Rohrs, "we have been on board with working with the Rural
Grant to continue the operation of the District. We have to continue to
operate every day. But yes when we came to this commission (County)
several months ago and you asked us in good faith to do this merger
with Carrabelle, we have been doing that ... That is what we have been
working with and that is why we brought this draft."
"I am going to make one more statement and you all can take it from
there and we don't have to discuss this anymore," said Ms. Sanders.
"On November 6, 2006 I stood right out there before you (and the com-
munity)-out there at Lanark-and I asked you to do the will of the
people; to let the people chose what they wanted to do. The will of the
people (in a non-binding referendum) was to merge services with the
City of Carrabelle and ever since then-we should have finished this six
months ago-but you lobbied and campaigned. Just as the concerned


Citizens lobbied and campaigned to merge with the City of Carrabelle.
You lobbied and campaigned not to merge with the City of Carrabelle.
You have come before this Board and told them that you are in honest
talks with Carrabelle; we have had the Mayor of Carrabelle come to us
and say, we haven't heard anything. You all need to be up straight with
the people; you need to be honest and true to the people; and you are
supposed to do what the people have asked you to do."
"We have always wanted to merge with the City of Carrabelle," said
Ms. Rohrs, "but we have not wanted to dissolve the district."???
Ms. Sanders was tongue tied. Ms. Rohrs had just said that she had been
working towards the merger but not in favor of dissolving the District-
an apparent impossibility. Ms. Sanders stammered and stuttered and
people in the audience began to grin, and snicker.
"You need to be more transparent than what you are doing," Ms.
Sanders struggled.
"Thank-you," said Ms. Rohrs who then returned to her seat, packed up
her gear and left.
So it does seem that after all is said and done, once again, more will be
said than done.
So, where are we here?
Well, it seems that the County will go forward with all of the above pro-
cedures while Ms. Rohrs and company along with the Concerned
Citizens of Lanark Village will continue to be "helpful" and do all they
are capable of for their friends and neighbors. We will all hope that
mayor Kelly is taking all this deadline stuff much too seriously and all
the while we will remember that there are wise and honorable people
working in the various agencies (DCA and DEP) who-with a watch-
ful eye and a tender heart-will eventually demonstrate their love and
concern for the folks out at Lanark and their water and sewer problems.


Steve Fling South Shoal Developer.


South Shoal Update from Page 1
The discussion then turned to a rock revetment that has also caused
consternation on both sides.
"It is just a yes or no question," suggested Attorney Shuler, "yes we (the
developer) will maintain it or 'no' we will not maintain it? If they
would just say 'no', we (the County) do not have to maintain it-that is
where this negotiation has broken down at all instances in the past.
They want the people to continue to maintain the rock. The instruction
from the Board has been to abandon it and have no further obligation.
That is the instruction that I have been following."
Mr. Shuler then suggested that the tiny portion of land that is causing
all the debate be pursued via eminent domain and then the County
could kept the road or abandon it without making any commitment or
arrangements with any developer.
"Let me venture this," suggested Mr. Fling, "in order to go forward
with the road project. Let me go back to my people and see if they will
be willing to accept this as is. If they sign off on that we're done."
What the County was suggesting was a simultaneous exchange for
roads. Mr. Fling promised to return with an answer from his" financial
supporters within a day or two. The exchange did seem to end on a ray
of hope.


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Lighthouse volunteers hard at work cleaning bricks.

Rebuilding The St. George
Island Lighthouse
On Friday, October 21, 2005, the Cape St. George Lighthouse col-
lapsed into the Gulf of Mexico. Built in 1852, the Lighthouse valiantly
withstood over a century and a half of nature's surprises, but finally
could take no more. The continued beach erosion on Little St. George
Island had left the lighthouse standing in the surf, and the pounding
waves ultimately undermined her base. The Florida Lighthouse
Association had recently declared the Cape St. George Lighthouse to
be "the most endangered lighthouse in Florida."
The pieces of the lighthouse have been salvaged and moved off of Little
St. George Island to a storage site. The Lighthouse is now in the process
of being rebuilt eventually on safer ground.
Funding for Lighthouse Added to State Budget
In, an unprecedented action, the Florida House and Senate have agreed
to add line item funding for three lighthouses to the state budget.
Included in the funding is $350,000 for the Cape St. George Light.
Other lighthouses benefiting from the total $1 million appropriation are
Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle and Anclote Key Lighthouse
near Tarpon Springs.
Also included in the budget is funding for the $50,000 Small Matching
Grant for SGLA which received preliminary approval last month. The
money is specified in the budget proposal hammered out this week by
the House-Senate conference committee. The next step is a vote on the
*budget by the full legislature, expected to be taken before the regularly
scheduled end of the legislative session on May 4. Then it will be up to
Governor Charlie Crist, who will have the final say on whether the
lighthouse funding remains in the budget. The governor had asked for
$5 million for lighthouse preservation in his original budget request, so
he is expected to support the final number.
The bricks from the fallen lighthouse are located at the end of Begonia
Street in Eastpoint. There are many volunteers who clean the bricks
then transport them to a spot behind Taylor's Building Supply, also in
Eastpoint. As of press time 16,132 bricks have been cleaned.


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