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** Volume 133 Number 22 Phone: 850-653-8868 Fax: 850-653-8893 Opinion ...............A4-A5 Law Enforcement ........A9 Society .....................A10 Faith ........................A11 Outdoors .................A12 Sports .....................A13 A6FCHS student holds bake saleA13Seahawks look to regroup after loss YOU REMEMBER THE 50S? A6 Thursday, September 20, 2018 @ApalachTimes ¢ CELEBRATING 130 YEARS AS YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER Wildlands attorney seek to limit liability for June 24 Lime Rock Road re By David AdlersteinThe Apalachicola Times dadlerstein@starfl. com 850-653-8894The private contractor that handled the prescribed burn in Eastpoint investigators say led to the devastating June 24 Lime Rock Road wildfire is fighting back against civil suits filed in Leon and Franklin county courtrooms following the blaze.Wildlands Service Inc., represented by Tallahassee attorneys Cecil Davis Jr. and Michael Balducci, has moved to dismiss two civil suits lodged in Franklin County July 5 by Apalachicola attor-ney J. Patrick Floyd. The suits are on behalf of Willard and Jean Butler, owners of prop-erty at 625 and 621 Wilderness Road, and Amanda Hall, who rented a residence and land at 621 Wilderness Road.Wildlands is also the defen-dant in a pair of suits filed in Leon County July 13 by Tallahassee attorney Steven Andrews one on behalf of Joseph, Martha and Tom Putnal, and Leah and Vienna Goebel, all of whom resided at 677 Wilderness Road, and a second on behalf of Natasha Vinson and Phillip Vinson, owners of property at 607 Wilderness Road, and Melanie Cooper and William Hattaway, tenants of the Vin-sons on that property.Wildlands contends the law requires the plaintiffs must prove the company showed gross negligence,Ž a more difficult standard to prove than negligence, in how it conducted the June 18 controlled burn on 480 acres within the Apalachicola River Burn contractor ghts civil suitsSee FIRE, 3Micat Patriotis spotted this waterspout off St. George Island, one of three, at about 10 a.m. Monday. A fascinating example of natures creative blend of wind and water that, fortunately in this case, was harmless.Wind and water[ MICAH PATRIOTIS | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] By David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times dadlerstein@starfl. com 850-653-8894Apalachicolas Community Redevelopment Agency, a targeted section of commer-cial property that runs from the waterfront and downtown through the Hills traditional business district and out along the U.S. 98 corridor, is attracting a lot of interest these days.An unusually large audience of residents gathered Sept. 13 for the CRAs annual budget workshop, which focused on how best to spend about $90,000 in monies available for the 2018-19 fiscal year.City Manager Ron Nalleys overall budget, which was approved 6-1 with City Commissioner Anita Grove opposed, actually totaled about $314,000 but that included a soughtafter $225,000 rural development grant from the U.S. Department of Agricul-ture, earmarked for additional sidewalks, parking and light-ing in the Bowery District, which has not yet cleared all the funding hurdles.The largest chunk of the Apalach CRA attracts renewed attention By David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times dadlerstein@starfl. com 850-653-8894While it wont be in time for the November ballot, count commissioners have agree to look into placing a referendum before county voters to have the court-house moved to Eastpoint, along Highway 65, near the jail.Commissioner William Massey surprised his colleagues with the request, arguing that a central location would better serve residents east of the Apalachicola River.He got support for the ballot measure from Com-missioner Cheryl Sanders. Its just to see if people would approve building a brand new one,Ž she said. I dont have no problem asking the people on the ballot. I want the informa-tion to see if we can put it on the ballot.I dont know if I would put a nonbinding resolu-tion on the ballot, though,Ž she said, noting that it would likely not be feasible until after the 2020 census.Massey wants courthouse to be built in EastpointSee CRA, 16See COURT, 3 Florida Seafood Festival pageant SaturdayThis Saturday in the Franklin County High School auditorium, one girl will be named the 2018 Miss Florida Sea-food Festival queen.Six young ladies will be vying for the title at the pageant, which is being coordinated by Tress Dameron. Sara Ward is handling the choreography.The pageant begins at 7 p.m. Farmers Market SaturdayJoin the fun at the Apalachicola Farmers Market Saturday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. under the Mill Pond Pavil-ion and the live oaks along the working harbor of Scipio Creek. Enjoy live music while browsing high-quality produce, fresh artisan breads and baked goods, local tupelo honey and jams, furniture, crafts and exquisite jewelry and art, available directly from producers Full Moon Climb MondayThe September Full Moon Climb at Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be held Monday, Sept. 24, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and will include light hors doeuvres.The September full moon is called the Harvest Moon because Native American tribes began harvesting their staple foods, such as corn, pumpkins, squash, beans and rice at this time.Although reserved spaces are filled, you can still enjoy the first full moon of the fall. After sunset, people without reservations are invited to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the full moon, as space and time permit. Cost is $10 for the general public and $5 for SGLA members.For more information, contact the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 927-7745. Concealed weapons class Sept. 28Sign up for the next con-cealed weapons class on Friday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Frank-lin County Sheriffs Office.Requirements for the course are a weapon, 20 rounds of ammo, ear/eye protection and $50 pre-paid to secure a spot. This non-refundable deposit goes toward the sheriffs youth fund.After paying the deposit, please call the tax collectors Carrabelle office to obtain fingerprints and complete paperwork ahead of the class.Call Christy Thomp-son at 323-2178 to join the class.OUT TO SEE


** A2 Thursday, September 20, 2018 | The TimesThis Saturday evening at the Franklin County High School auditorium, one lucky girl is going to receive an honor of a lifetime, to be named the 2018 Miss Florida Seafood Festival queen.Six young ladies will be vying for the title at the pageant, which is being coordinated by Tress Dameron. Sara Ward is handling the choreography.The pageant begins at 7 p.m. The contestants are: € Franklin County High School junior Krista Fuller, daugh-ter of Kendra and John Fuller, of Apalachicola. € Franklin County High School junior Destiny Fludd, daughter of Lashanda and Gerald Rheaume, of Apalachicola € Franklin County High School junior Kalahn Kent, daugh-ter of Kristen Kent, of Apalachicola € Franklin County High School junior TaKiah Ford, daugh-ter of Tomeika Ford and Kelvin Martin, of Apalachicola € Port St. Joe High School senior Hailey Gay, daughter of Danny and Crystal Gay, of Apalachicola € Franklin County High School senior Beyla Walker, daugh-ter of Harolyn and David Walker, of Apalachicola.Six vie Saturday for Miss Florida SeafoodPast Queens2017 Brooke Martina 2016 Corie Cates 2015 Trinity Hardy 2014 Erin Riley 2013 Morgan Martin 2012 Christina Collins 2011 Christina Pateritsas 2010 Ciara Moore 2009 Isabel Pateritsas 2008 Sara Ward 2007 Parrish Johnson 2006 Megan Segree 2005 Heather Osburn 2004 Heather Henderson 2003 Raevyn Jefferson 2002 Amanda Thompson 2001 Ashley Richards 2000 Kayla Martina 1999 Kayla Lee 1998 Leeanne Lemieux 1997 Kelli Carroll 1996 Allison Elliott 1995 Erin Butler 1994 Shantia Cargill 1993 Amy Daniels 1992 Sara Bulloch 1991 Donna Dasher 1990 Michelle Willis 1989 Link McWhinnie 1988 Krista Miller 1987 Michelle Allen 1986 Laura Ingram 1985 Elizabeth Chesnut 1984 Diane Gainer 1983 Karen Petteway 1982 Monica Lane 1981 Selena Grant 1980 Lynn White 1979 Suzanne Hill 1978 Jonnie Barber 1977 Melissa Bloodworth 1976 Carline Medley 1975 Debbie Barber 1974 Rosalie Nichols 1973 Elizabeth Zingarelli 1972 Denise Lunsford 1971 Lisa Barber 1970 Valerie Rolstad 1969 Mary Helen Marshall 1968 Carol Floyd 1967 Brenda Mabrey 1966 Wanda Smith 1965 Sally Bartley 1964 Bobbie Kline Vying for the title of 2018 Miss Florida Seafood Saturday night are, from left: Krista Fuller, Destiny Fludd, Kalahn Kent, TaKi ah Ford, Hailey Gay and Beyla Walker. [ TRESS DAMERON | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ]


** The Times | Thursday, September 20, 2018 A3Wildlife and Environmental Area/ Magnolia Bluff Tract, lands managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. A week later, the blaze reignited and destroyed a total of more than 800 acres, killing animals, anddestroying homes,cars and boats.The Wildlands attor-neys note in their motion to dismiss Floyds suits that the statute defines gross negligence as conduct so reckless and wanting in care that it constitutes a conscious disregard of indifference to the life, safety or rights of persons exposed to such conduct.ŽThus, the attorneys argue, any claims with a lesser threshold of liability are thus barred as a matter of law. Allowing plaintiffs to proceed on this claim would violate Florida law and the express limita-tions for prescribed burns established by the Florida Legislature.ŽWildlands attorneys also contend that because the company was working at the direction, knowl-edge and approval of the Florida Forest Service,Ž it is immune from liability, and subject to the same $300,000 sovereign immunity limit as state agencies.But, even if a court finds that Wildlands is in any wayliable, it could be forced to pay outlessthan $1 million.This is because the company held a policy from the Marsh & McLellan Agency out of Thomasville, Georgia, that insured the com-pany commercial liability insurance with a limit of $1 million per occurrence, with additional umbrella coverage with a limit of $5 million.But the umbrella coverage does not extend to prescribed burns, Floyd said Wildlands attorneys have informed him.They have an umbrella policy, but it does not apply by the terms of the insurance itself because it exempts prescribed or controlled burn activity,Ž said Floyd. The state apparently negotiated this and certainly would have reviewed the insurance documents provided by the contractor.The umbrella clearly on its face has an exemp-tion for the very activity that is the main activity of the insured,Ž he said.Whats out of control are the immunities and benefits for the contractors doing the prescribed burns, thats whats out of control,Ž Floyd said. These people did nothing wrong and their life, everything they had, was burned up, everything they accumulated over their lifetime.Somebody has to be responsible for that other than themselves and they shouldnt have to bear this burden,Ž he said. These people dont have time to wait, theyre living on the edge like a lot of people are on an everyday basis. To burn all their tools, their vehicles, their boats, some of their houses, (creates) an emergency situation they cant stand and they end up leaving and we dont want our people to leave.ŽFloyd said he believes the legislature crafted laws that grant contractors far too much protection for these catastrophes.The state is the one that has the responsibility. What they did is provide too much protection for them and too little for the innocent people whose property was burned up,Ž he said. Were going to keep fighting until the judge tells us we cant anymore. Ive told them (his clients) to be cautiously optimistic.ŽAccording to a report issued by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Con-sumer Services, the blaze clearly came in the after-math of the prescribed burn. They documented no instances of lightning strikes in the area.The observed indica-tors, witness statements, and data collected indicate the unburned vegetative materials left within the boundary of the prescribed burn on FWC managed lands ignited on the day of the Lime Rock Road wildfire and were influenced by winds,Ž reads the report. The winds caused embers from the smolder-ing materials in the FWC prescribed burn area to ignite unburned vegeta-tive materials in the origin area. The abundance of vegetative fuels in the origin area ignited causing the initial three-acre fire (Florida Fire Service rangers) responded to.The advancing fire, which was burning in an east northeasterly direction was suddenly influenced by directional wind shifts, and significant wind intensity changes,Ž read the report. Directional wind changes from the north caused the fire to quickly burn out of control and towards the south. The wildfire caused 30 homes to be destroyed and significant additional damage to numerous other homes in the com-munity of Eastpoint.There were no other ignition sources identified in the vicinity of the origin area,Ž it reads. FIREFrom Page 1Im pretty sure it has to be in the county seat,Ž said Clerk of Courts Marcia Johnson.County Attorney Michael Shuler agreed to research the issue.I think it should stay here,Ž said Commissioner Noah Lockley.It should be central to the county like the school and like the jail,Ž replied Massey.Commissioner Ricky Jones joined Massey and Sanders in voting aye.County Coordinator Michael Moron said after the meeting that Supervi-sor of Elections Heather Riley told him its too late for the November ballot. COURTFrom Page 1 The September Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be held on Monday, Sept. 24. The Sunset/Full Moon Climb will take place from 7:30to 9 p.m. and will include light hors d'oeuvres.The sun will set at 7:34 p.m. and the HarvestŽ moon will rise at 7:42 p.m. The September full moon is called the Harvest Moon because Native American tribes began harvesting their staple foods, such as corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and rice at this time. Full Moon names are attributable to native American tribes, most notably the Algonquin, who named the moons to mark the changing seasons.Although reserved spaces are filled, you can still enjoy the first full moon of the fall. After sunset, people without reservations are invited to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the full moon, as space and time permit. Cost is $10. for the general public and $5 for SGLA members.Cape St. George Light is in St. George Lighthouse Park on St. George Island Parking is available in lots at either side of the park.For more information, call 927-7745.View the full moon Monday


** A4 Thursday, September 20, 2018 | The TimesHave something to say?The Times editorial page is a forum where differing opinions and fresh ideas are freely exchanged. Comments on the news from readers, as letters to the editor or guest columns, are welcomed and encouraged. All submissions must be signed, and include the email address and/or phone number of the author for veri“ cation purposes only. The Times considers all letters, but reserves the right to decline to publish them if they fail to meet community standards for decency and avoidance of personal attack.We may edit them so as to ensure they meet guidelines for style. Please email your letters to Dadlerstein@star” .com. Or fax them to (850) 653-8893. Or mail them to Letters to the Editor, P.O. Box 820, Apalachicola, FL 32329. Submissions must be received by Monday evening for publication in Thursdays paper. USPS 027-600 Published every Thursday at 129 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32329 Postmaster: Send address change to The Apalachicola Times P.O. Box 820 Apalachicola, FL 32329 Phone: 850-653-8868 Periodical rate postage paid at: Apalachicola, FL 32329 Weekly Publishing Circulation: 1-850-522-5197 Formerly The Apalachicola Times SUBSCRIPTIONS In county Out of county 1 year: $24.15 $34.65 6 months: $15.75 $31.00 Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than the amount received for such ads. The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. PUBLISHER Tim Thompson EDITOR David Adlerstein OPINION Ah, but, two hours of pushing broom Buys an 8-by-12, four-bit room; Im a man of means by no meansŽ From King of the Road,Ž as performed by Roger Miller We are currently observing the 10th anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis. Meanwhile, politicians and pundits spend more time arguing about who deserves credit for the economy than they do actually trying to sustainably improve it or prepare for the next downturn. Regardless of who does deserves credit, theres no doubt the economy is in better condition than it has been in a long time. But in recent years Ive increasingly come to think that were living in a two-tiered recovery. On the one hand, those with significant investment assets, access to capital and financial expertise made the last decade a productive one. A sustained period of historically low interest rates helped revive an economy on life support, and handsomely rewarded those who were lured back into capital markets. Those skilled in buying and selling businesses, public and private, have been able to borrow more cheaply than at any time in history to finance their ventures. But there were many more citizens without the means to benefit from the improving economy. A statistic gleaned from the Federal Reserve speaks to this side of the two-tiered recovery story, one which most of the folks I deal with are intuitively familiar: The percentage of the average familys income generated by wages has dropped 9 percent in the last 15 years, falling from 70 to 61 percent. Whats replaced those wages? Investment income. But the problem with investment income is that you have to actually own investments to earn it. The folks who dont own stocks or bonds or other types of financial assets therefore havent experienced the same recovery as those who do. The old adage It takes money to make moneyŽ is becoming more accurate over time. So while one part of the economy has done well in recent years, under the surface we see the economic position of the middle-class stagnating. The average middle-class American familys net worth is $40,000 less than what it was at the economic peak before the Great Recession, according to the Fed. And real wage growth has been falling since 2015. Declining real wage growth means that peoples purchasing power is still growing, but at a slower and slower pace. Over the last year, a 2.7 percent wage growth was outpaced by a 2.9 percent cost of living increase, so folks wages are now buying them less gas and groceries than they did a year ago. Thats a big deal. Real wage growth is one of the best indicators for determining if the average family sees their situation as improving or declining.Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, author of the syndicated economic column Arbor Outlook,Ž is founder of Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, (850.608.6121 …, a fiduciary, fee-only, registered investment advisory firm near Destin. This column should not be considered personalized investment advice and provides no assurance that any specific strategy or investment will be suitable or profitable for an investor.Financial crisis, wage stagnation and Roger MillerOur quality of life and the unique character of St. George Island are being threatened. If the St. George Island Civic Clubs SGI 2025 Vision is realized, the island will lose its specialness and become just like every other plannedŽ community in Florida and elsewhere. According to the county planning department, there are close to 3,500 platted lots on the island, including residential and commercial lots, which means there are 3,500 property owners. Yet, the civic club, with 400 members, will be the only ones to vote to decide on what happens in the commercial district and how it affects the rest of the property owners quality of life. Think about it, 400 people out of almost 3,500 property owners will decide the fate of the islands commercial district and growth. My husband Paul and I dont think this is right or fair, and would like to ask some questions and provide an alternate perspective on the civic clubs vision. What do you want the island to become? Do you want it to look like every other planned community in Florida like Rosemary Beach or Destin, or do you want to preserve and protect its unique Old FloridaŽ funky character and charm? What kind of tourists do you want the Tourist Development Council (TDC) to attract, the kind who appreciate and treasure our uniqueness and come to enjoy our beaches, fishing, boating and wildlife? Families who prefer building sand castles, collecting shells, boating, and just being together to savor the uncrowded, natural environment? Or, do you prefer tourists who need to be entertained, with the conveniences and glamour of the plannedŽ communities and the lives they leave behind when they visit? Read the tourists comments on some of SGIs Facebook sites, and youll read how many dream of visiting or living here because of the naturalnessŽ and unspoiled ambience. If fully implemented, the civic clubs vision will create a manicured, cookie-cutter look and will only accelerate the level of people visiting the island. There are excellent and muchneeded initiatives in the plan, GUEST COLUMNWhat should St. George Island be?ARBOR OUTLOOK Margaret McDowell Workshop tonight at SGI FirehouseIn addition to inviting readers to visit, the St. George Island Civic Club will host a discussion-workshop at the St. George Island Firehouse on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. Attendees can learn more about the plan and how the BP Oil Spill grants as well as other state and federal grant entities can be used, learn more about their speci“ c requirements, and how the island can qualify. G a i l a n d P a u l R i e g e l m a y e r Gail and Paul RiegelmayerSee ISLAND, A5 Q. There are so many constitutional amendments on the November ballot. Can you explain Amendment 10, which affects the clerks? A. I am pleased to take this opportunity to educate my community about Amendment 10 „ the PROTECT10N Amendment.Ž As your clerk and comptroller, I serve as one of your local constitutional officers, along with the property appraiser, tax collector, sheriff, and supervisor of elections. Amendment 10 is important because it protects your right to choose the constitutional officers in your county. As locally elected constitutional officers in Franklin County, we are responsible for serving the people in our community faithfully. In my opinion, the peoples right to choose their constitutional officers is the best way to protect individual rights and prevent the abuse of political power. Decades ago, Florida citizens in some counties had their right to vote for their constitutional officers taken from them by county charters, and now those constitutional officers are appointed by a board or county manager. Amendment 10 ensures constitutional officers are accountable to the people they serve, not a board or county manager. It protects your ability to elect the officials that have the most direct effect on your life. Floridas court clerks and comptrollers are public trustees. Every year, we serve more than six million people at courthouse counters, and approximately two million people serving jury duty. As comptrollers, we oversee more than $13 billion in county funds annually. Amendment 10 ensures that as we serve the people in our communities and oversee county tax dollars, we are accountable to you, the voter. Some people are encouraging voters to oppose all constitutional YOUR PUBLIC TRUSTEEAmendment 10 protects right to vote M a r c i a J o h n s o n Marcia Johnson Our environment is saturated in calories „ cheap, tempting, unnecessary calories. You cant run errands or take a trip to the mall without dealing with a constant barrage of junk foods. Human brains arent designed to say no to them, though they do our health no favors. Here are six strategies you can use to resist the flood of junk food fighting for your attention.1. Dont let yourself get too hungry.If youre too hungry, your gut signals tell the reward system in your brain, You need to really be on the lookout and respond intensely to any food cues you see,Ž says Ashley Gearhardt, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Michigan. Her advice: Skip the crash diets and focus on the quality of the food you eat.Ž Junk food can override your satiety signals.2. Dont drink your calories.Sugary drinks soda, sports drinks, energy drinks, or sweetened teas lead to weight gain. Its not clear why. One possibility: liquid calories may not register.Ž People eat only slightly less food when they drink a 150-calorie glass of cola with lunch than when they drink a zero-calorie glass of water or diet cola.13. Find foods that dont cause war.Hungry between meals? Try fresh fruit or carrots with hummus. Try to identify foods that you enjoy but that dont cause an intense internal struggle, Im only going to have one bite of this but, oh, God, I want more,Ž suggests Gearhardt. Thats exhausting. The willpower parts of our brain can only take so much.ŽGUEST COLUMNSay no to junk foodSee VOTE, A5 C a i t l i n D o w Caitlin DowSee JUNK, A5


** The Times | Thursday, September 20, 2018 A5amendments without knowing the facts. Amendment 10 protects our veterans by requiring the legislature to retain the Department of Veterans Affairs; it protects our families by creating the Office of Domestic Security and Counter-terrorism within the Florida Department of Law Enforcement; it protects our tax dollars by improving state budgeting by starting the Legislatures annual session in January of evennumbered years; and it protects your right to vote, which is a cornerstone of freedom in our country. Please read PROTECT10N Amendment 10 carefully, and make your vote count in favor of transparency and accountability. If you have questions or comments about this column, please forward them to Marcia Johnson, Clerk of the Court, 33 Market St., Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL 32320, or by email to Visit the clerks website at VOTEFrom Page A4Fruits and vegetables are unlikely to override your satiety signals.4. Address your stress.Stress can be a huge cue,Ž notes Gearhardt. Notice the emotional triggers that can set you up to crave palatable rewarding foods.Ž Go for a walk, call a friend, try some meditation, or distract yourself. The craving will peak and then go down if you dont give in to it,Ž she says. Why does stress take a toll? When were stressed, the executive control system in the brain„the signal to stop eating„is weakened. Stopping ourselves from doing things we want is taxing and energy intense. So when were stressed, there isnt as much energy for that.Ž5. Get enough sleep.When researchers let people sleep only four hours a night for five days, they ate more and gained weight. In similar studies, participants reported increased hunger,Ž says Erin Hanlon, assistant professor in the department of medicine at the University of Chicago. And their appetite was greatest for high-carbohydrate or high-fat foods.Ž Short on sleep? It could affect your appetite.6. Give yourself a break.I ask people to have some compassion for themselves, because it is really hard,Ž says Gearhardt. Our food environment is set up to make it hard for people to eat healthier.Ž The information in this story first appeared in Nutrition Action Healthletter, which offers science-based advice about diet and diabetes, heart disease, cancer, osteoarthritis, and other chronic diseases; delicious recipes; and detailed analyses of the healthy and unhealthy foods in supermarkets and restaurants. such as fixing the public restrooms and dangerous boat ramps, flood and erosion mitigation and creating a pedestrian-friendly commercial district for safety and enjoyment. However, some elements of the plan will forever alter the specialness of the island, and transform it from The Uncommon FloridaŽ to the Very Common Florida.Ž The entire genesis of the vision and plan is about money. There are those in the civic club who believe that because the island generates the vast majority of bed tax dollars to the TDC and ad valorem taxes to the county, the island should get more attention and benefits from their tax dollars. Paul and I agree; The TDC and county commissioners have been remiss and unfair to the islands property owners and taxpayers. To implement the vision will call for much more than TDC and ad valorem taxes; it will require tapping into multi-millions available from the BP oil spill monies. County commissioners have already spent millions of dollars of these funds in other parts of the county, but their current economic engine, the island, has not seen a dime. Why? Because no one has asked for it, which is why the civic club, without a vote of its members (which is allowed by their by-laws) created their infrastructure committee, to develop ideas, projects, and other initiatives to access BP oil spill money. To access oil spill money, initiatives must have an economic development component, so the civic club has now positioned itself as the islands TDC. Their entire plan for a proposed community center, more parking spaces, a fitness trail, and a wastewater treatment study is aimed at increasing and accelerating the level of tourists to the island. TDC collections so far this year are running nearly 9 percent over last year. How many more tourists does the civic club want to attract? How many more tourists can the island support and manage? For those who live here year-round, traffic, trash, congestion, long-lines at restaurants, are already untenable during the busy season, July 4th, Chili Cookoff, and various events. Yes, the TDC has already put the island on the vacation destination map, and tourists have grown exponentially since its inception. Why not just let the island grow organically as it has been, rather than create even more reasons to accelerate the number of tourists? This plans net effect will accelerate the attraction of more tourists, and more traffic, trash, and strain on our limited resources, as well as create more costs to the county. Unfortunately, the civic club doesnt want to address their proposals long-term impacts. Here are the most concerning elements of the plan:Gulf Front Community Center … The plan is to build a high-tech facility to attract more weddings, video gaming and other events, the centerpiece for the economic development component. The island already is a destination for beach weddings, where newlyweds host wedding receptions in the homes they rent on the beach and elsewhere. Do we really want to attract people who need a high-tech building to have their weddings? The TDC will have a field day in promoting the community center for other events and purposes, further accelerating the number of tourists. Imagine a busy weekend during peak season with all of the current level of tourists and day trippers. Cars fill the public parking lot and spill over into other areas of the commercial district. Now, add another 200 cars or more if a wedding or other event is being held at the community center. Where will all of the cars go? Who will pay for the water, air conditioning/heat, Internet services, electricity, insurance and ongoing maintenance of this center and the other amenities like the Fitness Trail. Will all of those items be the responsibility of the county and built into the deal before anything is done? Yes, the county is going to take care of everything just like they currently do with our existing public restrooms, which are in deplorable condition! Will that money come from the TDC? Ad valorem taxes?Wastewater Treatment Study … The only thing that prevents the islands explosive growth is the fact we are on septic systems. Doing a study is only a ruse and the proverbial camels nose under the tent to move towards a centralized sewer system for the commercial district, and will bring pressure to extend it throughout the rest of the island. Developers will put pressure on the county to abandon height limits and create more density. If you build it, they will come.Fitness Trail, enhanced playground, Pickle Ball courts … On the surface, who can oppose these amenities, which benefit both tourists and residents? In the long-term, will the county satisfactorily maintain these amenities given the high-level of use, salt-air, weather events and other things that cause deterioration? Just look to how ISLANDFrom Page A4 JUNKFrom Page A4 See ISLAND, A8


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** The Times | Thursday, September 20, 2018 A7 Special to the TimesThe conservation committee of the Philaco Womans Club, in partnership with Duke Energy, is excited to sponsor the Franklin County School Explorers pilot program for Franklin County School first grad-ers for this 2018-19 school year.The program includes four areas of study of the natural world: Birds, Insects, Plants and Seashells.Philaco members first consulted Dr. Sue Summers, the districts director of special pro-grams, and FCS first grade teachers. Overwhelming enthusiasm and support resulted in a meeting set up with: Conservation Chair Liz Perkins, Liz Sisung, Susan Antekeier, Karen Kessel and teachers Sandy Pentzer, Pamela Hanks, Sarah Messer, and Jordan Schaefer. This meeting produced an inventory of items to purchase, a direction the program would take and necessary curriculum to be developed along with continued support for the collaboration.Thanks to a generous grant from Duke Energy, members dona-tions and invaluable help from Karen Kessel who obtained books through Bring Me a Book Franklin the Committee created four science kits. Each kit includes lessons plans developed by Kessel and Pentzer; books; and equipment for hands-on study for 20 students. The kits will rotate among the four classes and at the end of the year FCS first graders will have foundation in the scientific process through a fun and interactive learning expe-rience. Sandy Pentzer, a retired teacher and Philaco member, will assist with the program in each classroom.If the Explorers pilot program is successful, Philaco hopes to be able to offer it to all schools in Franklin County and add areas of study with evaluative input from FCS students and teachers.Philaco parents with Duke for science Franklin County School “ rst-grade students receive science explorer kits from Philaco members. Adults, standing, from left: Shelley Miedona, Pam Hanks, Jamie Par“ tt, Jordan Schaefer, Sandy Penzer, Michael Sneed, Karen Kessel, Jill Rudd and Liz Sisung. [ SUSAN ANTEKEIER | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ]


** A8 Thursday, September 20, 2018 | The TimesThey began under President Harry Truman, but were most symbolized by the leadership of President Dwight Eisenhower. The 1950s were a time of comparative stability and security within America, a post-war era of prosperity that eventually tr ansitioned into the turbulent 1960s.The following are a sampling of photographs from Franklin County during the 50s. If you recognize people who aren't identiied, or have photos of your own from the 50s, please contact David Adlerstein at, or call 6538894.Do you remember the 50s?This class picture shows the fourth-grade class at Franklin County Schools during the 1952-53 school year. Pictured in top row, from left: unidenti“ ed teacher, 2) Earl Dugger 6) Kermit Brown and 7) Connie (last name unknown). Second row: 1) Everett Horton and 4) Wallace Cumby. Third row: 4) Robert Estes and 5) Alice (last name unkno wn). Bottom row, from left, is 4) Janet Stevens. [ STATE ARCHIVES OF FLORIDA ] Photographed on a boat off St. George Island in July 1952 are, in front, Dorothy Rose Matthews and Pat Baxter, and, in background, Ruth Hall. [ STATE ARCHIVES OF FLORIDA ] This photo, taken July 14, 1955, shows an unidenti“ ed of“ cer from the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, at a Junior conservation trip in Apalachicola. [ STATE ARCHIVES OF FLORIDA | SLADE ] Mary Patton, from Apalachicola, served as Democrat representative in the Florida Legislature from 1955 to 1957, the only widow elected to succeed her husband. [ STATE ARCHIVES OF FLORIDA ] Democrat Bryant G. Patton from Apalachicola served in the Florida House of Representatives representing Franklin County from 1949 until the 1953 term. [ STATE ARCHIVES OF FLORIDA ] In this 1956 photo, B. J. Tarantino, owner of Franklin Fish and Oyster Company in Apalachicola, watches as a pressure cooker is loaded with crabs. [STATE ARCHIVES OF FLORIDA | HOLLAND ] In this photo from October 1957, a hunter takes aim at a practice target before a turkey hunt in Apalachicola. [STATE ARCHIVES OF FLORIDA | HOLLAND ] Photograph of the construction of the Jim Woodruff Dam on the Apalachicola River, taken Nov. 22, 1954. [ STATE ARCHIVES OF FLORIDA | GRANGER ] A man in a boat tosses cans into Apalachicola Bay, on April 25, 1956. [ STATE ARCHIVES OF FLORIDA | GRANGER ] Five young women on Lagoon Beach in Apalachicola, in July 1952, are, from left, Linda Shearer, Nedda Taranto, Ruth Hall, Nancy Baxter and Pat Baxter. [ STATE ARCHIVES OF FLORIDA ] CHASING SHADOWSwell the county has done with the island and Carrabelle public restrooms. Does anyone really believe this will change?Additional parking East and West Gulf Beach Drive … Adding parking spaces to the busiest, most congested part of the island is an accident waiting to happen. In the busy season, imagine parents and children standing around their cars, unloading coolers, beach chairs, fishing gear, and supplies and equipment along a traffic-filled main street. What happens when people in these spaces need to leave and pull out of their parking spaces into congested traffic?Causeway Sunset Park … The plan recommends beautifying the east-side area as you approach the island by creating parking and other amenities. Why not leave it natural, and let people park as they do to enjoy sunsets? Why do we have to plan it? Leave it quaint and natural like other state and federal parks in the county. Instead of becoming an extension of the TDC to drive more tourists to the island, and all of the burdens associated with that, the civic club could take a leadership role with the county to: Improve public restrooms for the benefit of tourists and residents by demanding a portion of TDC money Improve and create a safe public boat launch facility Work with the county to implement code enforcement to protect critical habitat zones and other county ordinances that are consistently abused Work with the county to find ways to fund much-needed improvements on the island such as flood and erosion mitigation Work with the county to do a better job of keeping trash from beaches, bridges and other areas around the county We urge you to visit the civic clubs vision/ plan by going online and typing in to thoroughly read and digest what they propose ISLANDFrom Page A5


** The Times | Thursday, September 20, 2018 A9 LAW ENFORCEMENTBy David AdlersteinThe Apalachicola Times 850-653-8894A Georgia man, charged in a March 2015 shooting in the Apalachicola National Forest that left one man dead and another paralyzed, will remain tethered to an ankle monitoring device as he awaits trial.On Sept. 12, Circuit Judge Charles Dodson denied a motion to remove GPS monitoring as a condition of release for Clark Mayers, 43, who was freed from jail in June 2016 and has lived with his mother in Milledgeville, Georgia ever since.Mayers is charged with attempted first degree murder for having shot and killed Jacob SmileyŽ Cardwell, from Golden Valley, Arizona, a man in his late 20s, at a March 2015 Rainbow Gathering, a loosely defined collection of people associated with hippie cul-ture, being held in the forest.He is also charged with aggravated battery with a firearm for shooting 26-yearold Wesley DiceŽ Jones, now of Missouri, three times, once to his neck, rendering him a quadriplegic.Mayers has invoked a Stand Your GroundŽ defense, with his Tallahassee attorney, Richard H. Smith, contending he was in fear of his life after he confronted several of his fellow Rainbows over their burning of a tire in the early morning hours.In March, Circuit Judge Terry Lewis ruled Mayers had not met his burden of proving by the greater weight of the evidenceŽ that he was justi-fied in the use of deadly force. In his ruling, Lewis applied the greater weight of the evi-dence standard which existed in the law at the time of the shooting.Last year, the Florida legislature changed the law to require prosecutors prove a defendant, by clear and con-vincing evidence, did not act justifiably in self-defense. In his ruling, Lewis also found that if the amended statute were to apply retroactively, the state has not met its burden for proving by clear and convincing evidence that the (shootings were) not the result of the justifi-able use of deadly force by the defendant.Ž Smith has appealed Lewis ruling to the First District Court of Appeals. The case has been removed from Dod-sons docket until the appeals court issues its ruling.Judge keeps ankle monitor on alleged killerClark Mayers, at the Feb. 23 stand your groundŽ motion hearing [ DAVID ADLERSTEIN | THE TIMES ] By David AdlersteinThe Apalachicola Times 850-653-8894A Tuesday morning bake sale landed a Franklin County High School student in serious trouble with the law.Thats because the brownies he was offering to classmates for $10 each were laced with marijuana.Sheriff A.J. Smith said the 16-year-old student, whose name is being withheld because he is a juvenile, was arrested at school and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver within 1,000 feet of school. He was later released to his parents and/or guardians.Smith said school resource officer Brock Johnson received information regarding the brownies, and commenced an investigation, together withLt. Gary Martina and school officials.They did a great job, work-ing together to bring it to a quick conclusion,Ž said Smith.He said the student had sold one brownie, and had five more in his backpack. It did test positive in marijuana, and he admitted to making them,Ž said Smith. I think its an iso-lated incident.School officials and law enforcement are working hard to keep drugs out of our schools, its a top priority,Ž he said. Its very important to us.ŽFCHS student buste d for bake sale[ PHOTO COURTESY OF FCSO ]A plastic bag contains the pot brownies that were to be sold to fellow students. The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriffs Of“ ce. Arrests listed this week were made by of“ cers from the Carrabelle Police Department, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Franklin County Sheriffs Of“ ce. All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. August 16 Ernest Marco Paul, 54, Apalachicola, withholding of child support; $1,000 bond (FCSO) Sept. 9 Dorian Marcella Montague, 21, Carrabelle, domestic battery; released on own recognizance (CPD) Sept. 10 Kristopher Suggs, 42, Eastpoint, failure to appear; held without bail (FCSO) Sept. 13 Gary Myron Barineau, 44, Tallahassee, two counts of felony violation of probation; held without bail (FCSO) Ethan Royce Whittington, 22, Eastpoint, failure to appear; released on own recognizance (FCSO) Sept. 14 Phillip Shane Creamer, 42, Apalachicola, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, trespassing … failure to leave property on order of owner; $3,500 bond (FCSO) Shawn Lechelle Harts“ eld, 26, Eastpoint, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia; released on own recognizance (FCSO) Sept. 15 Daniel Wiley, 23, Tallahassee, driving while license suspended or revoked … second offense, trespassing on property … not structure or conveyance; $500 bond (FWC)ARREST REPORT


** A10 Thursday, September 20, 2018 | The Times SOCIETYBy David Adlerstein The Apalachicola Times dadlerstein@starfl. com 850-653-8894More than two dozen members of the Artists of the Apalachicola Area organiza-tion displayed works in the groups fifth annual show, which opened Saturday evening with a reception in the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water St.The exhibit featured painting, sculpture, and photography by area artists, and runs through Saturday Sept. 22.At the reception, Lynn Wilson, the president and founder of AAA, welcomed visitors and shared the results. Charlie Sawyer chaired the exhibit, while Devorah Kirschenbaum serves as the AAA treasurer and Pam Corcoran as secretary. Carol Harris and Randy Mims provided musi-cal accompaniment.Judging the show was Sandi Shaw, founder of the Cotton Pickin Paint Out in South Georgia, owner of the Accidental Gallery, in Boston, Georgia, and presi-dent of Pines & Palms, in Thomasville, Georgia.Jennifer Clinard, a found-ing member of AAA, was the judges choice for Best in Show with her oil painting Scipio Creek Harbor.Ž She received membership and participation this Octobers Paint Out, valued at $650. Winners also included: Dimensional Art1) Mary Lou Athorn Duke HarringtonŽ2) David Barclay Dixon StandoffŽ3) Joan Matey Lives of Small PeopleŽ Oil & Acrylics Group 11) Catherine Christie SistersŽ2) Vernia Moore By The SeaŽ3) Janyce Loughridge UntitledŽ Oil & Acrylics & Pastel Group 21) Martin Rice Tomato SauceŽ2) Lynn Wilson Planta-tion PassŽ3) Pamela Corcoran Pot of LemonsŽ Watercolor/ Photography/Silk & Pencil1) Joyce Estes Night Blooming Cerus #2Ž2) Joe Kotzman Eat your Heart OutŽ3) Charlie Sawyer Empress and Her CourtŽ The 27 artists with work in the 2018 exhibit included Alice J. Walker, Alvin Howard, Catherine Christie, Charlie Sawyer, David Barclay, Devorah Kirschen-baum, Ed Springer, Frederic Kahler, Jane C. Howard, Janyce Loughridge, Jennifer Clinard, Joan Matey, Joe Kotzman, Jon Johnson, Joyce Estes, Kristin Ander-son, Linda Armstrong, Linda Stowe Woody, Lynn Wilson, Martin Rice, Mary-lou Athorn, Pam Corcoran, Pamelot, Paula Harmon, Shirley Cox, Vernia Moore and Wendy Devarieux.The exhibit is supported by the Franklin County Tourist Development Coun-cil and by the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture, and Art. Look for the Artists of the Apalachicola Area on Face-book, and on the web at hosts fth annual exhibitJoyce Estes silk painting Night Blooming Cerus #2Ž took “ rst place in the category of watercolors, photography, silk and pencil. [DAVID ADLERSTEIN | THE TIMES ] Joan Mateys Lives of Small PeopleŽ took third place in Dimensional Art. [ DAVID ADLERSTEIN | THE TIMES ] Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pridgen of Apalachicola are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brandi Nicole Pridgen, to Allan Kyle Whit-field, of Wewahitchka, son of Gary and Shannon Whitfield of Blountstown.Brandi is the granddaughter of the late Bobby Varnes Sr. and Tillie Varnes Creamer, of Apalachicola, and Mike and Irene Pridgen of Sumatra and Maryann Keagle of Crestview.Kyle is the grandson of Patricia Whitfield and the late James Whitfield, of Wewahitchka, and Nadene Bailey and the late Royce Bailey, of Blountstown.Brandi is a 2011 graduate of Franklin County High School and attended Haney Vocational Technical School where she received her certification in cosmetology. She is currently employed at Cardiology and Internal Medicine of North Florida in Apalachicola.Kyle is a 2008 graduate of Wewahitchka High School. He is currently employed by the City of Wewahitchka.The wedding will be held at Rivercrest Lodge on Bay City Road in Apalachicola, on Sat-urday, Oct. 6, 2018 at 5 p.m. No local invitations are being sent; all friends and family are invited to attend.ENGAGEMENTBrandi Pridgen, Kyle Whit eld to wedBrandi Pridgen and Kyle Whit“ eld Hello, Franklin County! When we are part of something, we sometimes forget that not everyone is aware of who we are or what we have to offer. If you are not currently a library user, you may not be aware of all of the services and resources we provide to the community. Just a snapshot of resources available is copying, faxing, scanning, and even laminating, plus public computers available for access, at no cost for use. Printing is only 10 cents a page for black and white, 50 cents for color. We offer free Wi-Fi, and so much more. Stop by and say hello, take a tour and let us show you how libraries have become the great community resource to meet your informational needs. September is Library Card Signup Month. Library cards are free for county residents, a photo ID and proof of residency required. Non-resident fee cards are available for $10 and valid for one year. The library collection includes the latest bestselling book titles and authors, including many local and Florida authors. There is a great selection of DVDs; new titles added monthly. If you like to read while traveling or just on the go but dont want to carry a print copy, there is a solution; download the Overdrive app (you need an active library card number) and you can read books on your device anytime. Check out the Libby App … a friendlier version of accessing digital reading. Never will you owe a late fee; they return to the library at the due date. What a great concept. The new Anime Club was a huge success and we are already looking forward to next months program. Kids, suggested ages grades 5 though 12, are invited to join this great new event offered the second Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. at the Eastpoint Branch. Unfamiliar with Anime? Its an art form, specifically Japanese, and is the term for animation, including forms of animated media. Weve already seen some great drawings, and thats just the beginning. Mark your calendar; the next Anime Club will meet Oct. 10. The Carrabelle Branch returned to regular operating hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Follow us on Facebook, and view the calendar of events and online resources on the Library website at Contact the Eastpoint branch, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 670-8151 and the Carrabelle branch, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 am. to 2 p.m. at 697-2366. See you at the Library!LIBRARY CORNERAnime Club attracts young artists[ PHOTO COURTESY FCPL ] The Anime Club holds its “ rst meeting at the Eastpoint branch library.


** The Times | Thursday, September 20, 2018 A11 FAITHIjust attended the funeral service for an almost 98-year-old friend here in Stone Lake, Northwest Wisconsin. Betty Ulrich had lived well and fully as a Lutheran ministers wife, mother and active community participant. All that while, she was writing thoughts, newspaper columns and books on her Smith Corona typewriter tucked behind the furnace in its outof-the-familys way. And then, after her husbands long illness, her loving caretaking chores and his death, she wrote of her hope to soarŽ into her last years by sharing her remaining years with loved ones, lifelong friends and her church community. The family pictures showing at the church front guided us through much of her life. They were an incredible collection, lovingly found and displayed via slides „ or whatever they use these days! We saw friends, family, fun, fantastic fish and failing health, her wedding, anniversaries, and years of loving family. The picture show triggered memories and oh, look at thatŽ from the assembled mourners who recognized themselves or others in the presentation. I was awed at the assembly and variety of the photographs that began by showing my friend as a baby, as a high school graduate from her yearbook picture, through wedding anniversaries (they celebrated 57 years together) and pictures of all five children (her husband, one son, two grandsons, one son-in-law and a brother sadly preceded her in death but helped her better understand and comment on the circle of life.) Until her last winter, she had lived alone in the log cabin she and her beloved husband built on a Wisconsin lake. Only for the last cold season did she agree to move closer to distant family, and that was to be only temporaryŽ until spring came again. In several of the memory pictures displayed, taken in the year before her death, her increasing frailty was evident and yet her indomitable spirit of life was still the figurehead at parties and with family. As part of the funeral service, one of her daughters spoke on the theme Where Im From.Ž It was a beautiful legacy tribute to her mother, and to her father too, explaining the values and circumstances that guided their lives and times as a ministers family. (For example, None of the children could have second helpings at church potlucks until all the adults had helped themselves as often as they wanted!Ž) One of her grandsons spoke a eulogy as well, talking of his special bonding with Betty after grandpa Louis death. And to best elucidate his tribute, he read from some of her own words, as expressed within her columns. As a ministers wife, she wrote of faith, yes, but strength, endurance, hope, bravery, courage and lifes challenges were all part of her teachings to her community through the newspaper columns Words from the Woods.Ž And, in her final column she wrote Ive decided the time is ripe to end this 22-yearlong exploratory wordjourney through the realms of daily life as I „ and you, too „ have been encountering it in all its forms; nature, friends, enemies, doubts, fears, joy, sorrow, illness, health, wonderful books „ and yes, religion and politics too, and even death „ and anything else that Ive shared with you the last couple of decades. Hopefully, weve also been adding to our mental and spiritual treasures through these years. Insights and bits of wisdom come at the most unexpected moments to enrich our lives. If Ive contributed even a wee morsel of enlightenment or happiness, or even humor, to any reader, Im happy.Ž Those retrospective words are, in themselves, a fine eulogy for any columnist. In an earlier column she wrote Among the precious discoveries of old age is that things of earth dwindle in importance and the promises of the Lord become more real, such as Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.Ž (Matt. 11:28 NKJ) Betty has gone to her rest now, but she left us all a legacy of wit, wisdom and yes, wonder from her woods. Mel Kelly is a frequent columnist for the Times. You can reach her at melkelly@cheqnet.netTHOUGHTS FOR THE TIMESWise words from the woods M e l K e l l y Mel Kelly Elizabeth A. Goertz, 88, of Carrabelle, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. She was born Dec. 26, 1930 in Carrabelle to Charles (Buddy) and Ada Allen. After high school, she met and married Paul Goertz and they moved to Austin, Texas and had two children. She worked for the state of Texas and retired from the Water Development Board. She found her way back to Carrabelle after retirement where she lived out the rest of her life there. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Cearley and wife Ariel Levin, of Los Angeles, California; one sister, Joyce Thompson, and two brothers; Jimmy Allen and Mike Allen, all of Carrabelle; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles (Buddy) and Ada Allen, and her son Charlie Phil Goertz. A graveside service tookplace on Monday, Sept. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Carrabelle. Scotti Barden with Bevis Funeral Home is assisting the Goertz family with their arrangements.ELIZABETHH A. GOERTZJoyce Irene Crum, 84, of Carrabelle, died at her home with family on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Born on Dec. 31, 1933, she was a Carrabelle native and a member of the Carrabelle United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir and was on the church board for many years. She was a homemaker, loved to hunt and fish but her greatest love was for her family. Survivors include daughter Mary Householder, and companion Joel King; son Pren Crum and his wife Sharon; brother Cecil Millender; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Family received friends Monday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Carrabelle United Methodist Church and the funeral service began at 11 a.m. Burial immediately followed at the Evergreen Cemetery in Carrabelle. Arrangements are under the care of Skip Young with Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services.JOYCE IRENE CRUM We would like to invite friends and family of Capt. Richard Scarabin, Jr. to remember his life with us. The Celebration of Life will be held at the Community Center at Battery Park in Apalachicola on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. He passed away on July 26 at home in Apalachicola, at the age of 41.OBITUARIES Mrs. Shirley Ruth Randolph, 68, of Eastpoint, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Mrs. Randolph was born in Eastpoint to her late parents,Carl W. Hand and Ruth L. Moore, and was a longtime Eastpoint resident. She loved cooking, fishing and her family described her as the "Yard Sale Queen.Ž Shirley was a strong advocate for children and began a WIC program in Bullfrog, Utah. She loved her family and friends and will be greatly missed by all that knew her. She left a legacy of love, compassion, peace and most of all strength. She is survived by her partner in life, Dean Suttenfield, of Eastpoint; her daughter: Sherri (Clinton) Walker, of Eastpoint; brother Francis (Judy) Hand, of Eastpoint; sister Brenda Hand, of Eastpoint; grandchildren Jordan Smith, Thomas (Crystal) Cooper and Nathan Cooper; seven great-grandchildren as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life was held at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Highland Community Church, 115 Highland Park Rd., Apalachicola, with Pastor Ray Creamer officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Forbes Funeral and Cremation Services.MR. SHIRLEY RUTH RANDOLPH Mrs. Aubyron Jenell Thomas, 91, of Apalachicola, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. She was born Jan. 16, 1927, in Kosciusko, Mississippi, to Joseph Clarence Christian and Georgia Frances Miller. Visitation began at 1 p.m. Saturday, and services at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Hanceville Funeral Home, in Hanceville, Alabama, with interment following in Mt. Grove Congregational Church cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Dean Francis Thomas; and a daughter, Nancy Jo Thomas. She is survived by a son, David Thomas; four daughters, Karen (Larry) Clark, Leslie Coffee, Martha Thomas, and Merri (Joel) Barnes, two sisters, Mable Catt and Trecia Bennett; 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and two greatgreat-grandchildren.MRS. AUBYRON JENELL THOMAS CAPT. RICHARD SCARABIN, JR. Perhaps you and your family think that becom-ing a homeowner is impossible. Maybe you do qualify! If you are unaware, the Habitat for Humanity organization has been in existence since 2003 in Franklin County. The roots of Habitat include part-nership housing centered on those in need of ade-quate shelter working side by side with volunteers to build decent, affordable homes. The mission statement is To eliminate poverty housing from Franklin County Florida and to make decent, affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience.ŽInformation and an application for the next Habitat for Humanity home can be found at Habitats fifth house, shown above, was completed in 2015 in Eastpoint.If you would prefer speaking to someone about Habitat for Humanity, applying for a home, or looking to volunteer, a representative will be available on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Eastpoint Library; 160 Hickory Dip Road.Info available for next Habitat home[ PHOTO COURTESY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ]


** By David AdlersteinThe Apalachicola Times 850-653-8894The number of volunteers were down from last year, but they picked up about the same as last year, as part of Saturdays participation in the Ocean Conservancys 31st annual International Coastal Cleanup. Ada Long, organizer of the local event, sponsored locally by the Apalachicola Riverkeeper, said 315 volunteers, including 18 site coordinators, gathered 3.42 tons of trash, about the same as last year. The number of volunteers was about 70 fewer than last year. She said volunteers on St. George Island rescued an injured juvenile green heron, and took it to John Johnson of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. She said volunteers also found a valid credit card in the county, which they turned over to law enforcement. Long said items collected included a cows jawbone, a hogs carcass (in Eastpoint), syringe, football, entire spool of monofilament fish line, golf ball, car battery, condom, bed backboard, bag of marijuana, earbuds, foam toilet seat booster, FWC alligator tag, pedicure sponge, silk roses, car radiator, pasta strainer, 75-pound shipping pallet, paving stones, toothbrush, crack pipe, chair frame, four sunglass lenses, five pairs of boxer shorts, and mascara. Heidi Montgomery, together with Grace Weiler, and Ethan, Savannah and Genevieve Montgomery, worked out of the Eastpoint pavilion as their home base, and went up and down the coast for about a half-mile each way, and gathered 33 bags of trash. We definitely could have gotten more with a few more hands,Ž she said. I guess the most unusual item we found was underwear.Ž At Bald Point State Park at Alligator Point, Emory Maxwell, a park services specialist, said volunteers hailed from Maclay School, Boy Scout Troop 5, Rethink Energy and Florida State University Tri-Beta Biological Honors Society. They ended up filling 30 trash bags, weighing a little more than a half-ton. Lots of small trash this year, not as many large bag-filling pieces, but that should be a good thing,Ž he said. He said the most unusual items were the boat toilet, a sand sifter made out of a dresser drawer and a car radiator. After a moderate start, we ended up with an excellent turnout of 95 participants,Ž said Maxwell. We were also able to cover about 18 miles of coast line on Bald Point, Alligator Point, Chaires Creek, Alligator Harbor, and the south side of the Ochlockonee Bay.Ž Members of the Forgotten Coast Parrot Head Club worked the cleanup on St. George Island. At Lanark Village, a complimentary breakfast was served for all coastal cleanup volunteers at the Lanark Village Boat Club. In Eastpoint, working out of Millender Street, about a dozen volunteers picked up 15 bags of trash totaling 140 pounds. Nikkie Cox oversaw the crew, which included Sharon Sleeper, Caitlin Snyder, Jeff Smith, Katie and Matthew Davis, Jenna and Dan Harper, Scott Wilson, Emily Jackson, Kennedy Hanson, Monte Akin and Hezekiah Akin. Long said three additional cleanups have been rescheduled for October. For more info, email her at or call927-3776. A12 Thursday, September 20, 2018 | The Times FISHING REPORTFishing has been pretty hot the last week and we wanted to pass along a couple hints this week to hopefully help you land more fish. Flounder are starting to move off shore more and are headed to deeper water so that being said we know for a fact that there are plenty of Flounder moving out of the Canal and headed out so fish the South side of the Highland View bridge along the channel, use Bull minnows, white plastic grubs and white or natural shrimp we have seen several limits taken in this area. Redfish and Flounder has been good around the Town Beach area in the flats running at less than 3 feet of water. Another hint here from some friends of mine are saying Mirrolure suspended twitch baits that run in 1 to 2 feet of water are proving to be hot. White and Pink and Electric Chicken are tops. As we slowly move into Fall the fishing will only get better. Until next week, Happy Fishing OUTDOORSCONTACT USEmail outdoor news to timesoutdoors@starfl.comVolunteers pitch in to clean coastlineA volunteer removes a tire from Little St. George Island. [ JO ELLEN PEARMAN | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Hezekiah Akin with his dad, Monty Akin, help clean up. [ NIKKIE COX | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] The Lanark Village Boat Club served volunteers a complimentary breakfast. [ M. SWAGGERTY | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Where they cleaned upThew following list shows the sites where the cleanup took place Saturday, plus the names of the site coordinators Apalachicola … Battery Park Cynthia Sprouse Mason and Robert E. Mason Apalachicola … Abercrombie Landing John Inzetta Bald Point State Park Emory Maxwell Carrabelle … City Pavilion Tamara Allen & Lesley Cox Carrabelle BeachPublic Beach Kim Wren Eastpoint … Downtown Heidi Montgomery Eastpoint … Marion Millender Park Nikkie Cox Lanark Beach Kathy Swaggerty and Gail Phillips St. George Island Downtown Ada Long St. George Island State Park Josh Hodson Dog Island Beaches Ray Appen and Chris Teaf Little St. George Jo Pearman


** The Times | Thursday, September 20, 2018 A13 SPORTSBy David AdlersteinThe Apalachicola Times 850-653-8894Were just making too much mistakes offensively,Ž is how Coach Tony Yeomans put it Monday.On Friday night at Liberty County, the Bulldogs edged the Seahawks 6-0, avenging a blowout by Franklin County earlier in the season at Eastpoint.We cant sustain a drive, we have a missed assignment, a fumble. We dont have a playmaker, nobody steps upŽ said Yeomans. It goes back to theres no conti-nuity. Every week we have to plug someone in there. Were trying to teach kids new plays every week.ŽThree keys starters have been sidelined for much of the year, with senior Ethan Riley now in rehab for a torn anterior cruciate ligament that ended his season. Lamarius Martin cracked a collarbone, and he should be back in several weeks, as will senior Alex Hardy, with a leg injury.In the third quarter, quarterback Colin Amison connected with Javan Pride on a passing touchdown, but it was called back on a Seahawk penalty.A long pass from the Lib-erty County quarterback was all the Bulldogs needed for the win.Are 11 people doing it right all the time?Ž said Yeomans. We dont have that right now.I put it on me. Were going to keep fighting,Ž he said. We didnt have much offense at all.ŽYeomans noted that Pride had two interceptions on the defensive end.Compounding the Seahawk problems are Duncan Whaley out with a hurt knee, and Devin Daniels with a tendon sprain.Were going to change something around this week,Ž said Yeomans, as he eyes Fridays home game against Sneads, probably the best team theyll face all year.Well be trying new things,Ž he said. We need somebody to step up and make plays.ŽSeahawks regroup a er 6-0 shutoutCaden Smith (13) confronts a Bulldog. [JENNIFER EDWARDS | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] By David AdlersteinThe Apalachicola Times 850-653-8894The Franklin County boys golf team is continu-ing to win.On Sept. 11 at St. James, the boys posted a 185, three stroked ahead of Marianna and seven ahead of WakullaJuniors Cale Barber and Tyler Rainwater led the team each with 43, followed by Colin Wefing with 46, Schuyler Donahoe 53, and Tommy Gragg 57.In a rain-shortened match at Jake Gaither Sept. 12, Franklin talled 113, ahead of Gody with 132 and Rickards with 133.On Sept. 13 at home, The Seahawks fell to Florida High 161-178, but downed John Paul II with 186.Barber led with a 44, followed by Rainwater, Wefing 46 and 46, Donahoe 52, and Kelson Smith 63. It was the lowest rounds of the year for both Dona-hoe and Gragg.Hawk boys seal more victoriesGOLF Chip Sanders competes in August at Vilano Beach in St. Augustine. [BROOKE HAMM | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES] By David AdlersteinThe Apalachicola Times 850-653-8894Chip Sanders is head-ing to Newport Beach, California, home of the famous wedge, for the 14th annual Oktoberfest, presented by Exile Skimboards!The Sept. 29-30 event will be held at the Balboa Pier.Sanders is coming off a Grand Masters title for Skim USA, and now has a chance to win a title with a different circuit out west.Im competing against nothing but Japanese,Ž said Sanders, noting athletes will come from Portugal, Brazil and of course CaliforniaCalifornia has the biggest waves, this is different,Ž she said. People are known to die in this spot. Its that intense. The waves are twice what you get on the east coast.ŽHe expects to square off against Daisuke Ushio, Cheyne Terjesen, Aaron Fuji-moto, and Makota Sugiyama Last year I underestimated those guys, thats how they got me. I kind of took it a little bit too easy on em,Ž he said. This time Ive realized theyre Jackie Chans in this sport.This time Ill try my hard-est to take care of business,Ž he said.Sanders is sponsored by Zap Skimboards, Panhandle Helicopter, Atlanta Breakfast Club, Audi USA, Apalachicola Ace, Enjoy Apalachicola, Kara Landiss, Harry As, the Grady Market and Betty Sue Davis.His hashtag is #SNation, in honor of his cousins Trey Umstead, a Florida Gator football player, and Trey Sanders, a high school at IMG Academy and a top college prospect.Headed to The Wedge First aid training at ANERR Saturday American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) CPR, AED and Basic First Aid Combination Training will be offered at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This Basic First Aid combination training with AED and CRP helps participants develop the knowledge, skills, and the confidence to respond to a medical emergency. CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid combination training is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace setting, and conforms to the 2015 guidelines update for CPR, ECC, and First Aid. This course can also fulfill the required first aid training charter captains. The cost is $20 and will include first aid, AED and CPR. Participants will earn a two-year certificate. Topics covered will include caring for cardiac arrest, CPR, using an AED and heat and cold emergencies For more information contact Anita Grove at 670-7708 or Anita. To register visit tinyurl. com/yde929cg Concealed weapons class Sept. 28 Sign up for the next concealed weapons class on Friday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Franklin County Sheriffs Office. Requirements for the course are a weapon, 20 rounds of ammo, ear/ eye protection and $50 pre-paid to secure a spot. This non-refundable deposit goes toward the sheriffs youth fund. After paying the deposit, please call the tax collectors Carrabelle office to obtain fingerprints and complete paperwork ahead of the class. Call Christy Thompson at 323-2178 to join the class. Be part of “ rst Citizens Academy The Franklin County Sheriffs Office is accepting applications for the first Citizens Academy beginning on Oct. 4. The purpose of this program is to highlight all units of the sheriffs office, giving citizens an in-depth understanding of what the agency is doing for the community. Each week will focus on a different aspect of the agency, personnel, equipment, policies and procedures. The class will be on Thursdays at the sheriffs office multipurpose building from 5:30 to 8 p.m., including dinner. The dates are Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25, and Nov. 1. This is a five-week, one day a week class and you must be able to attend all dates. Please do not fill out an application if you cannot attend each class. Registration is open to the public. Please call Christy Thompson for more information if youre interested in this class at 323-2178. You may also send a private message for an application, then fax back to us at 6708566 or come by the office to fill out an application.NEWS BRIEFSThe Seahawks defensive line has been strong all year. [JENNIFER EDWARDS | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES] Tough defense


** Trivia FunŽ with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country. Comments, questions or suggestions? WC@TriviaGuy. com 1. What was the name of PlutoŽ in his second appearance (first time nameless) in a 1930 Mickey Mouse film?Rover, Spot, Fido, Clarence2. In the game of craps, whats a throw of 7 or 11 called on the come-out roll?Zuke, Buffalo, Toke, Natural3. What also is known as a painter, silver ghost and catamount?Bear, Camel, Elephant, Cougar4. On which Hawaiian island is Pearl Harbor?Maui, Oahu, Molokai, Kauai5. Whats the center division of a backgammon board called?Ridge, Island, Bar, Scoff6. Where is ones patella located?Hand, Knee, Throat, Forehead ANSWERS: 1. Rover, 2. Natural, 3. Cougar, 4. Oahu, 5. Bar, 6. Knee A14 Thursday, September 20, 2018 | The Times Wilson CaseyTRIVIA FUN F-stop is an abbreviation for a camera lens aperture setting that corresponds to an f-number, which is the ratio of the focal length of a lens to the effective diameter of its aperture. Fall is here, but summer's heat isn't ready to leave, and neither is therain, and we hope we'll dodge a tropical storm or a hurricane. If you have a good end-of-summer photo, please share. The Times welcomes readers to send us their best photographs, whether they capture the beauty of summer, laughter and smiles, brilliant color, an unusual image, person, place or thing, we want it. Photos can be of any subject, but we especially like people. Please send photographs to David Adlerstein at For more information, call 653-8894.F-STOP FRANKLINFading summerEaston Nye, from Southhaven, Mississippi, tosses a net off Mike Thornburgs dock on St. George Island. [ JAN SAWYER | SPECAIL TO THE TIMES ] Karcen Poloronis greets Monday morning by the water, off the bridge coming into Eastpoint. [LINDSEY DOLL POLORONIS | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Junior Miss Forgotten Coast Queen Ashlyn Joyce enjoys a photo shoot on St. George Island. [ JESSICA NIXSMITH | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ] Bill Braswell, a native of Franklin County who now lives in Aiken County, South Carolina, after more than 40 years with the U.S. Army on active duty and civilian service, stands with wife Diane at the pavilion in Carrabelle Harbor. [ ELAINE BRASWELL LASZLO | SPECIAL TO TIMES ] Chillin in the afternoon. [ CHASITY ARD | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ]


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** A16 Thursday, September 20, 2018 | The Timesroughly $89,000 available for expenditures will go for per-sonnel services, amounting to $51,000 paid to fund the salary and benefits for CRA Director Augusta West.But half of this amount, $25,000, comes from a con-tribution by Main Street, and the other half from the tax increment funding (TIF) that goes to fund the CRA.In 2014, the city commission created the TIF which allows the district to receive property tax revenues each year that are above and beyond those established in the base year five years ago. In other words, the appraised value of the property within the designated district was frozenŽ in 2014, with all that continuing to go to the city, county, school districts and other taxing authorities that normally receive ad valorem tax revenue. Taxes received in excess of the frozen base value, which next year will amount to about $45,000, flow to the CRA to be spent within the downtown as well as Frank-lin, Gorrie and City Squares, the traditional commercial district in the African-Amer-ican community, and the Highway 98 corridor.Of the remaining $38,000, $16,000 is transferred to the general fund to cover a portion of Nalleys salary. Another $15,000 is earmarked for micro-projects, and the remaining $8,000 for operating expenses, travel and training and miscellaneous professional services.Groves opposition to the budget stemmed mainly from her belief that Wests personal services agreement, which was approved last year by the city commission, CRA and Main Street, and given the blessing of City Attorney Pat Floyd, should have been subject to advertising for applicants, as are other city jobs.It doesnt make sense to me how you can have a gov-ernment employee, and have a 501(c)3 and give that person state retirement as a full-time employee. Have you asked FRS (the Florida Retirement System)?Ž asked Apalachicola resident Despina George. It seems kind of scammy to me.ŽWest got strong support from the two at-large CRA members, as well as City Commissioner Jimmy Eillott, who praised her for her work with former city engineer Bill McCartney in securing a $1.1 million Triumph grant. Without their work and dedication, we wouldnt have gotten that,Ž he said.Grove has asked that Wests contract be reviewed, but Mayor Van Johnson has argued that this should only be done if all city employees are reviewed as well, and the remaining members of the seven-person board … Com-missioners Mitchell Bartley, Brenda Ash and Jimmy Elliott, as well as CRA Chairman Jim Bachrach and at-large member Tom Morgan … have shown no interest in revisit-ing Wests hiring.Neither have the other members yet backed Groves proposals to rotate the two at-large members each year, or to add additional members to the CRA. The former died for lack of a second at the August meeting, and the expansion has yet to be taken up.Last weeks meeting spent most of the time reviewing a list, drawn up by West, of proposed micro-projects that could be funded by the CRA.The Rev. Themo Patriotis opened by outlining a request for $2,000 to help fund a roughly $5,000 project to create a paddle boat launch site under the bridge near Battery Park. He said Franklin County is a growing paddle …friendly destination, and that he would like to see Apala-chicola join Carrabelles new Island View Park as the only such launch sites in along the water between Tallahassee and Panama City.He said contractor Jason White has estimated that removing concrete debris in the water, and adding rocks and sand to create a natural surface, could cost about $5,000. West said the site could be handicap-accessi-ble, another plus in the grant process.We can make it more developed as funds become more accessible,Ž said Patriotis.West said Main Street has raised $2,000 towards the project thus far. Its a great partnership between several organizations,Ž she said.West said as a no-cost micro-project, plans are pro-ceeding with Duke Energy to put in a charging station for electric cars. She said the only condition is that it must be near a transformer, and that a city lot near Water Street could be used.The end users pay for their charging time, so there are no costs to the city.A contribution of $3,000 for a video project focusing on downtown Apalachicola was proposed by West. She said the 60-second video will be produced by a film school grad, a marketing expert, and could be used by most anyone to promote Apalachicola.She said the project has received support from private donors, as well as a $10,000 donation from Main Street and a $5,000 Visit Florida grant, but has not been embraced by the TDC.We requested that but Curt Blair said we cant do that for Apalachicola,Ž said Morgan. The TDC should do it, but they havent and they wont.ŽJohnson asked that it be included in the budget and that he would see if he could convince his fellow members on the TDC board that it was a worthwhile project.We shouldnt cut it out,Ž he said. If we fail, we fail. If we dont, we dont.ŽThe micro-projects also include $2,000 for repairs to the handicap ramp at Holy Family Senior Center. West said it may need a complete do-ownerŽ and that she had spoken to Sheriff A.J. Smith to see if his volunteer work crew would be interested in helping.Grove said she believed this money would be better spent on infrastructure within the CRA than on promoting tour-ism for downtown.The microprojects also include $5,500 for additional signs downtown, mainly to clean and replace stop signs in the CRA, while another $1,500 was suggested for benches and trash cans in the Bowery District, and $1,000 for a bench at the pocket ParkŽ on land donated for that purpose to the city.We already have four parks in the city,Ž said audience member Krystal Hernandez. I cant get them helped to be maintained.ŽApalachicola resident Robin Vroegop, a member of the recreation commit-tee, said she would like to see more shade trees planted, and perhaps the addition of shade trellises. Discussion followed on planting shade trees in Riverfront Park, but board member Mitchell Bart-ley objected, saying the park has never has trees.Lastly, the suggested micro-projects include $500 to fund trolley tours on the Martin Luther King holiday.George raised questions about the status of the trolley. West said the city owns it, and that Main Street covers the cost of maintaining it.I dont know where Main Street ends and the city begins,Ž said George.Other suggestions that emerged were doing some restriping on Commerce Street and Avenue D, making repairs to the restroom at the community center at Battery Park and perhaps creating a parking spot earmarked for golf carts. CRAFrom Page 1This map shows the boundaries of the Apalachicola Community Redevelopment Agency.


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A18 Thursday, September 20, 2018 | The Times CLASSIFIEDS Apalachee Center, INC.NOW HIRING FOR OUR COMMUNITY ACTION TEAMWill serve Liberty and Franklin Counties *Care Manager -bachelor’s degree in Human Services (psychology, social work, etc.) *Therapist -masters degree in Human Services required. *Therapeutic Mentor -family member or caregiver to another person who is living with a mental health condition or a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist by the Florida Certification Board. *Team Leader -Must hold LCSW, LMHC, or LMFT. All positions require a valid driver’s license with no more than 6 points on driver history report. 21420T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2018-CA-000159 Division No PROF-2013-S3 LEGAL TITLE TRUST, BY U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS LEGAL TITLE TRUSTEE Plaintiff vs. ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST WILLIAM D. HOLTON A/K/A WILLIAM DANA HOLTON, DECEASED, WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, et al, Defendants/ NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGSPROPERTY ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST WILLIAM D. HOLTON A/K/A WILLIAM DANA HOLTON, DECEASED, WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS WHOSE ADDRESS IS UNKNOWN UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM D. HOLTON A/K/A WILLIAM DANA HOLTON WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS 429 RIVER RD, CARRABELLE, FL 32322 Residence unknown and if living, including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown named Defendant as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property, to-wit: Commence at a concrete monument marking the Northwest corner of Section 19, Township 7 South, Range 4 West, Franklin County, Florida, and proceed South 121.70 feet, thence North 73 degrees 39 minutes 00 seconds East 182.93 feet, thence run North 16 degrees 45 minutes 00 seconds. West 7.43 feet to the Northerly edge of the Carrabelle River and the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING, thence continue North 16 degrees 45 minutes 00 seconds West 358.87 feet to a concrete monument (RLS) 2919) on the Southerly right-of-way boundary of State Road S-379-A said concrete monument also being a point on a curve concave to the Southeasterly, thence run Northeasterly along said right-of-way boundary and the arc of said curve having a radius of 1950.08 feet thru a central angle of 01 degrees 59 minutes 01 seconds for an arc distance of 67 .51 feet (the chord of said arc being North 50 degrees 54 minutes 41 seconds East 67.51 feet) to a concrete monument (RLS 426 l), thence run south 31 degrees 49 minutes 55 seconds East 405.91 feet, more or less, to the Northerly edge of the Carrabelle River, thence run South 75 degrees 46 minutes 22 seconds West along said Northerly edge 168.22 feet, more or less, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. more commonly known as 429 River Rd, Carrabelle, FL 32322 This action has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Plaintiff’s attorney, GILBERT GARCIA GROUP, P.A., whose address is 2313 W. Violet St., Tampa, Florida 33603, on or before 30 days after date of first publication and file the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 24th day of August, 2018. Marcia M. Johnson FRANKLIN County, Florida By : Terry C Segree Deputy Clerk “In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Office of the Court, Franklin County, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, County Phone: (850)653-8861 via Florida Relay Service”. Pub Sptember 13, 20, 2018 21496T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 2018 CP 0025 IN RE: ESTATE OF George Frederick Peddie, Sr., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of George Frederick Peddie, Sr., deceased, whose date of death was May 29, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court of Franklin County Florida, Probate Division; File Number 2018 CP 0051, the address of which is The Franklin County Court House, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands against the estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this notice, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS: September 13, 2018. Personal Representative George Frederick Peddie, Jr. 5 Shadeville Road Crawfordville, FL 32327 Attorney for Personal Representative Daniel H. Cox P.O. Box CC Carrabelle, FL 32322 (850)697-5555 Email Florida Bar No: 146420 Pub September 13, 20, 2018 21532T FLORIDA PACE FUNDING AGENCY NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Florida PACE Funding Agency, a public body corporate and politic (the “Agency”), hereby provides notice, pursuant to Sections 163.08(2), (3) and (4) and 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem assessments for more than one year to be levied within the area encompassed by the boundaries of every county in Florida, or any of the municipalities therein, subscribing to or served by the Agency’s statewide provision of funding and financing to construct or pay for energy conservation and efficiency improvements, renewable energy improvements and wind resistance improvements in accordance with Section 163.08, Florida Statutes (collectively, the “Qualifying Improvements”). By law and resolution of the Agency, a property owner may apply to the Agency for funding and financing of a Qualifying Improvement. The non-ad valorem assessments contemplated by this notice are voluntary and are only imposed by the Agency with the prior written consent authorized by or on behalf of affected property owners who determine to obtain financing for Qualifying Improvements from the Agency. The Agency is authorized by law to fund and finance Qualifying Improvements and is required to annually collect repayment by non-ad valorem assessments. The Board will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 1:00 p.m. on October 30, 2018, at the River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization Executive Conference Room, 2570 W International Speedway Boulevard, Suite 100, Daytona Beach, Florida. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property that may be subject to the levy which is the entirety of the State of Florida. Copies of the proposed form of resolution are on file at the office of Counterpointe Energy Solutions (FL) LLC, Third Party Administrator for the Florida PACE Funding Agency, 2600 Maitland Center Parkway, Suite 163, Maitland, Florida 32751, email: All interested persons are invited to present oral comments at the public hearing and/or submit written comments to the Board at the above address. Written comments should be received by the Agency on or before October 29, 2018. Any persons desiring to present oral comments should appear at the public hearing. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the Board with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in such public hearing should contact the River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization at (386) 226-0422 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the date of the public hearing. By Order of the Board of Directors of Florida PACE Funding Agency on August 14, 2018 Pub: September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 2018 21602T FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FDOT FPID NO. 440644-1-34-01 The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners is seeking professional consultant services for design services on the County Road 67 Widening and Resurfacing Project. The scope of this project will include the surveying, design, permitting and preparation of construction plans for the CR 67 widening and resurfacing project. The project will begin at State Road 30 (U. S. Highway 98) and continue approximately 6.044 miles to Cricket Creek (Crooked River) Bridge. The project will include widening, resurfacing, shoulder stabilization, and culvert extensions, as well as lane widening with 5 foot paved shoulders. In addition, signage and pavement markings will be upgraded or replaced. Consideration will be given only to those firms that are qualified pursuant to law and have been prequalified by FDOT to perform the indicated types of work. Work Types: 3.1 Minor Highway Design Response Deadline: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time Opening Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at the County Commission meeting, beginning at 9:00 a.m. This project is funded with assistance from the FDOT through the Small County Outreach Program. By submitting a Statement of Qualifications, the Consultant certifies that they are in compliance with FDOT Procedure No. 375-030-006 (Restriction on Consultants Eligibility to Compete for Department Contracts) and that no principle is presently suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible or voluntarily excluded from participation on this transaction by any Federal Department or Agency. Complete information regarding the proposal can be obtained from Whitney Barfield, Assistant Grants Manager, 850-653-9783 x-194 or whitneyc@franklincoun Pub September 20, 2018 21538T Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of MAID IN HEAVEN located at P.O. BOX 168, in the County of, Franklin in the City of Eastpoint, Florida, 32328 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida Dated at Eastpoint, Florida, this September, day of 11, 2018 Pub September 20, 2018 21624T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2018-000057-CP IN RE: THE ESTATE OF GEORGE FORREST BAILEY, III, a/k/a GEORGE FORREST BAILEY, Deceased. NOTICE OF ANCILLARY ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of GEORGE FORREST BAILEY, III, a/k/a GEORGE FORREST BAILEY, deceased, File Number 2018-000057-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for Franklin County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is “The Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320.” The estate is Testate and the will is dated September 7, 2016. The address of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this Notice is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative, venue or jurisdiction of this Court are required to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this Notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. Any person entitled to exempt property is required to file a petition for determination of exempt property within this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF FOUR MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR WITHIN FORTY DAYS FROM THE DATE OF TERMINATION OF ANY PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING THE CONSTRUCTION, ADMISSION TO PROBATE, OR VALIDITY OF THE WILL OR INVOLVING ANY OTHER MATTER AFFECTING ANY PART OF THE ESTATE SUBJECT TO SECTION 732.402, FLORIDA STATUTES. A surviving spouse seeking an elective share must file an election to take elective share within the time provided by law. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMAND AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED SHALL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is September 20, 2018. The Law Office of Thomas M. Shuler, P.A. 40-4th Street Apalachicola, Florida 32320 850-653-1757 850-653-8627 Facsimile Personal Representative: Angela Bailey 48 Chapel Hill Street Pike Road, Alabama 36064 Pub September 20, 27, 2018 21829T IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 17000196CAAXMX DITECH FINANCIAL LLC, Plaintiff, vs. LEVON PEARSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LEVON PEARSON; JESSICA HARRIS, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 15, 2018, and entered in 17000196CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for FRANKLIN County, Florida, wherein DITECH FINANCIAL LLC is the Plaintiff and LEVON PEARSON; JESSICA HARRIS are the Defendant(s). Marcia M. Johnson as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 33 Market Street, 2nd Floor Lobby of Franklin County Courthouse, Apalachicola, FL 32320, at 11:00 AM, on October 18, 2018 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: A PARCEL OF LAND BEING A PORTION OF LANDS HAVING BEEN PREVIOUSLY RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 639, PAGE 70 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A 1 INCH IRON PIPE MARKING THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD NO. S-384 (BLUFF ROAD) WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 8 WEST, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID PIPE BEING S0007’48”E 668.01 FEET FROM THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 2; THENCE RUN S0007’46”E ALONG SAID EAST BOUNDARY OF SECTION 2 A DISTANCE OF788.37 FEET TO A FOUND IRON PIPE IN CONCRETE; THENCE CONTINUE S0007’48”E ALONG SAID EAST BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 30.00 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE HANNAH ATWATER PROPERTY; THENCE RUN N8835’14”W ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID HANNAH ATWATER PROPERTY A DISTANCE O F 281.00 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID HANNAH ATWATER PROPERTY; THENCE CONTINUE N8835’14”W 75.00 FEET TO A SET NAIL AND CAP #732 FOUND FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE N8835’14”W 50.00 FEET TO A NAIL AND CAP #6297 SET; THENCE S0009’06”E 154.96 FEET TO A 5/8 INCH IRON BAR AND CAP #6297 SET, ON THE NORTH LINE OF THE GIBSON PROPERTY; THENCE S8835’14”E ALONG THE GIBSON PROPERTY 50.00 FEET TO AN IRON PIN #732 FOUND; THENCE N0009’06”W 154.96 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THE NORTH PROPERTY LINE BEING SUBJECT TO THE MAINTAINED RIGHT-OF-WAY OF GIBSON ROAD. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2010 FLEETWOOD EAGLE TRACE MANUFACTURED HOME, SERIAL NUMBER GAFL907A58640ET31 & GAFL907B58640ET31 Property Address: 22 GIBSON RD APALACHICOLA, FL 32320 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 20th day of August, 2018. Marcia M. Johnson As Clerk of the Court By: Michele Maxwell As Deputy Clerk IMPORT ANT AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. 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** A20 Thursday, September 20, 2018 | The Times Special to the TimesBack by popular demand, all three Carrabelle museums will open their doors free of charge this Saturday, Sept. 22 as part of Smithsonian magazines 14th annual Museum Day.The Carrabelle History Museum, Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum, and Crooked River Lighthouse Museum will have extended hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and special activities and exhibits including WWII military vehicles, a newly expanded Native Peoples exhibit and 103-foot tower climbs.Ray Andersen, a local professional artist, will be at the Carrabelle History Museum at 106 Avenue B SE, from 10 a.m. to noon working on a mural of Car-rabelle's working waterfront circa 1880-1920, depicting a time when lumber, seafood, turpentine and people all met at the waterfront. Visitors will can meet and talk with Ray, and watch as he brings Car-rabelles history back to life.In addition, the museum has a recently expanded exhibit show-casing local history of native peoples including a newly acquired Native American pottery artifact. In keeping with this years Smith-sonian theme of Women Making History,Ž the museum will feature notable women such as Tillie Miller, Laura Wiggins, Cheryl Sanders, and other who have served Carrabelle with honor.A new location at 1873 Highway 98 West and a new museum facil-ity highlight this years Museum Day for the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum, at Carrabelle Beach where troops practiced beach assaults for D-Day and other campaigns. The museum will hold a ribbon-cutting and formal reopening at 10 a.m., followed by the showing of a recently-discov-ered short film of the actual 1943 beach assault training. Military vehicles and veterans will be on hand.The 4,000-square-foot museum honors the military men and women as well as civilian per-sonnel who trained and worked in Carrabelle and Franklin County during 1942 through 1946, with displays of military artifacts, photos and memorabilia.Free climbs of the Crooked River Lighthouse tower, at 1975 Hwy 98 West, will be available to all children (must be 44 inches to climb) from 1 to 4 p.m. Visitors who tackle the 103-foot tower are rewarded with magnificent views of the St. George Sound and Tate's Hell State Forest.Additionally staff and volunteers will offer a lantern-making workshop at the Keepers House from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Materials, instruction and hands-on help will be provided to make color-ful lanterns for just a $5 donation. Attendees will get to take their own finished lantern home with them.Lighthouse exhibits included a historical setting of the early 1900s, examples of beacons, the methods of constructing a skeletal tower lighthouse, plus the original Keepers House clocks, a barometer, a glass fire grenade, and more.Funding for the days events is provided in part by the Frank-lin County Tourist Development Council.Enjoy Carrabelle museums for free Saturday