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Vernon store clerk robbed at gunpoint
Authorities looking for two female suspects
Staff report Both female suspects were observed
wearing black pants, black gloves and
Washington County law enforcement black hoodies. a
is on the lookout for suspects in a con- After entering the store, one of the sus-
venience store robbery that took place pects pointed a revolver-type handgun
Monday inVernon. at the store clerk. The suspects took an
According to a press release from the undetermined amount of cash from the
Washington County Sheriff's Office, at store, left and got into the waiting vehi-
approximately 8:48 p.m. on Monday, cle, which headed south on Highway 79.
WCSO received a call in reference to an Crimestoppers is offering up to a
armed robbery at the Vernon Express $1,000 reward for information leading
Store. to the arrest of those responsible for this
Three suspects reportedly entered the armed robbery
Vernon. Express 'Store parking lot in a Anyone with information on the iden-
dark colored, four-door car. Two female tity of these suspects is asked to contact(
suspects exited the vehicle and pro- the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
ceededto store. A third, unidentified An anonymous report to WCSO can be SUBMITTEDPHOTO
suspect remained in the vehicle as the made by calling 850-638-TIPS(8477) or Tlis image provided by the Washingtn County Sheriff's Office shows two female suspects itlan
getaway driver. by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. armed robbery at a Vernon convenience store on Monday.
JACKSON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT S it
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But-the mission is the same: 'Build a Better Communy ... One Student a. a T e'
BY CHERYL MCDANIEL th e m ai r
of Jackson County Schools n
Gospel music man
As the Jackson County to be honored Jan. 20
School: District looks ahead '
'to i2014, th continue to b BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
to 204 recon.otinue to be email@example.com
changes and challienes that
will be faced.
With 7 the When Johnny Speights learned
focus on the that he had been chosen the lo-
mission state- cal NAACP's Citizen of the Year
ment, "to for 2013, he said he felt humbled
prepare all by the news.
students for Speights
Cheryl success as will be rec-
McDaiiel educated and Io egO4fpd ognized at a
caring citizens music, I Martin Lu-
by inspiring aI ther King
and building good charac- 4*Day prayer
ter and a passion for lifelong -.I'v se bseen a breakfast on
learning, building a .better bCi jn Jan 20. The
community, one student at 4 t IJevent will be
a time," the district will take FLORI FLE held at St.
ont these challenges as op- John Ellerbee, director of elementary and early childhood, answers a'question about Common regrade ames A.M.E
portunities for growthchallenges ands op- education standards as Jennifer See, director of middle and secondary education, and Riverside g l James A.M.E.
improvement. Principal Chris Frainklin look on. and beChurcs
improvement. and begins
Student achievement, pre- comes from budget issues a 'budget. Many increases tal Outlay (PECO) funding to (dm/ at 8 am.
paring students for college faced during these difficult in state funding are tied to public schools in the past few tar ted The prayer
and career, will continue economic times. The major- specific uses and the district years these dollars have all brcea breakfast
to be what motivates and ity of funding for the district doesn't have flexibility in gone to charter schools0 so' will be fol-
drives teachers, staff, and comes from the state budget :'what these funds are spent the funding for new building gOsVpe m C lowed by two
leadership. and the district is dependent for. projects, maintenance and by the time more MLK
As has been true in recent on decisions made at the -The state has not given Day events:
past years, one challenge legislative level in planning any Public Education Capi- See SCHOOLS; Page 5A Igotth a parade at
program 10 a.m., be-
.. .. .. . .. . ....... . .. ....... th e in tersec-
JohnnySpelghts, tion ofHawk
of the Year streets, and
an 11 a.m.
BY JIM DEAN worship service at Mount Olive
Marianna City Manager Missionary Baptist Church, on
Barnes Street in Marianna.
Looking forward, 2014 holds But at the prayer breakfast,
a host of goals and projects Speights will be in the spotlight
that the city of Marianna will right alongside the civil rights
be working to accomplish, icon.
The upcoming completion "It was a great honor to be se-
of construction lected," he said, in remembering
of the natural the moment he found out.
gas fueling sta- As a radio program host, Spei-
tion located on ghts has been keeping the public
South Street informed about NAACP events
will allow the and other community news for
Jim City to partner MARKSKINNER/FLORIDANFILE many years, making announce-
Dean with Waste Pro Marianna City Commissioners (from left) Rico Williams, John Roberts, Paul Donofro Jr., Allen Ward II and ments about church ghtherings,
and Anderson Travis Ephriam are shown in this June2013 photo celebrations, charitable events,
Columbia to project will include the ad- water tank and other infra- those facilities. and reading obituaries and be-
provide natural gas for their dition of private rooms and structure improvements are More infrastructure improye- tween tunes as he spins out gos-
vehicles. rehabilitation services for the underway at the airport/in- ments will ,come as the city pel on Sunday mornings.
Marianna Health and Reha- clients. dustrial park, paving the way
bilitation Center's expansion Construction of an elevated for further improvements at See CITY, Page 5A See SPEIGHTS, Page 5A
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l:iO R ID A N TODAY ) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting- 8-9 Chess Club -6 p.m.- 8 p.m. First United
S Chipola new student testing-Chipola College. pm in the AAroom of First United Methodist Methodist Church o Clinton St in Marianna.
Publisher aria o r information call 7182211 r visit www.chipola. Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Mariana. Sponsored by Marianna Optimist Club for students
email@example.com edu. for students 8 -18 years of age in Jackson County.
C ONChla C Club Me g n at Te TUESDAY, JAN.7 All students and their parents are welcome. Players
Circulation Manager- Dena Oberski nChipola Civic Clubr Meeting Noon at The T A of all skill levels including beginners are welcome.
firstname.lastname@example.org Oaks Restaurant, U.S. 90 in Marianna. The OCC's Late registration 8 a.m.Puntil 6p.m. Chipola Call 693-0473
focus is the local community',"Community, Children College Spring classes begin for terms A &B. For
CONTACT US & Character."Call 526-3142. information, call 718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu. Celebrate Recovery p.m.at Evangel Worship
SMarlanna Kiwanis Club Meeting Noon at Optimist Club of Jackson County Meeting'- Noon and te en meetilgs tol vercome hurtsM habits A du
Telephone: 850-526-3614 Jim's Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St.,Marianna. at Jim's Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna. hang-ups' Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call
FAX: 8507482-4478 Call 482-2290. Sewing Circle 1 p.m. at Jackson County Senio. 209-7856 573-1131.
Email: editorial@jcfloridan com St. Anne Thrift Store -will be closed for the Citizens, 2931 Optimist Drive in Marianna. Call 482- ) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
Street Address: holidaysp. 5028 for more information. p.m. in theAA room of First United Methodist
4403 Constitution Lane VFW & Ladies Auxiliary Meeting 6 p.m.at n Employability Workshop 2:30 p.m. Marianna Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
Marianna, FL 32448 2830 Wynn St., Marianna. Covered-dish supper One Stop Career Center. "Top 10 Job Search Tips" is
Office Hours: followed by a 7 pm. business meeting. Call 372- the workshop; t is free and open to the public. The
e 2500. workshop is facilitated by a Certified Motivatioial SATURDAY, JAN. 11
Weekdays, 8 a.m.to 5 p.m Alcoholics Anonymous- Closed discussion, Career Coach.:Visit employflorida.com to register Alford Community Health Clinic Hours 10
8-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Cale- for the workshops. il lat patient is seen, at 770 Carolina St. in
MISS YOUR PAPER? donia St.; 1arianna; in the AA room. Attendance a Marianna City Cmmission Meeting* 6 m. : Alford. The free clinic for income-eligible patients
You should receive your newspaper no later limited to persons:with a desire to stop drinking; in City Hall, 2898 Green St., Marianna. Ptblic.is : viw thout medical insurance treats short-term
than 6 a.m. If it does notarrive, call Circula- papers wilftnot be signed. welcome. Call 718-1001 for rrore information illnesses and chronic conditions.Appointments
Stion between 6 a.m. and noon, Tuesday to Writing Center Meeting 6 p.m.at the Jackson available (call 263-7106 or 209-5501); walk-ins
Friday and 7 a:m. to 11a.m. ne FRIDAY, JAN. 3 County Public Library, 2929 Green St., Marianna. welcome. Sign in before 11 a.m.
Jackson County Floridamin (USPS n-84) Chipola retmrning students 8 a.m. unti 3p.m. Local Author and Historian, Dale Cox, will address C)) hipola Chapter, NSDAR, will meet for"Sha
kson Cuise y Fresdayn ( S 2 ) Chipola College registration for spring terms A & B. the group. Call 482-9631 for more information. ing of Quilts"-11 a.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal
is published Tuesday through Friday and For information 'call 718-2211'or visit wiw.chipola. o Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Meeting 8-9 Church, 4362 Lafayette St., Mariana. Arrive at
Sunday mornings. Periodical postage paid edu. p.m: in the AAroon of FirstUnited Methodist 10:30 to set up quilt display. Bring abrown bag
at Marianna, FL. p Hooks and Needles -10 a.m. at the Jackson Church,2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna. Closed dis- lunch. Guest welcome. For information cdntact at
County Public Library, Marianna Branch. New and cussion with 12 & 12 study. Everyone with a desire to 638-1947 or email@example.com.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES experienced hand crafters welcome to create, share, stop drinking is'welcome. h Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 4:30-
me delverlearn or teach favorite project. Call 482-9631. 5:30 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Home delivery: $11.23 per month; $32.8a 3 DNESDAY, JAN. 8 Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
forthree months; $62.05 for six months; Chess Club -6 p.m.to 8 p.m. First United
Methodist Church on Clinton St. in Marianna. AARP tax aide training session 9 a.m. until
and $123.45 for one year. All prices include Sponsored by Marianna OptimistClb for students 1p.m. Jackson Couny AgrIcultural Building, Penn SUNDAY, JAN. 12
Spotwstreead byMariannOptimist.Club for students 1 p~m. tockpomCoun StAgricultural uildking, Penn
applicable state and local taxes. Mail for students 8 18 years of age in Jackson County. Ave., Marianna in the conference room. Learn :Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion
subscriptions mist be paid in advance. Mail All students and their parent are welcome: Players hards-on training for electronic preparation and fil- 6:30 p.m. in AA room of First United Methodist
subscriptions are: $46.12for three months; of all skill levels including beginners are welcome ing of tax returns free. If interested in volunteering; Church, 2901'Caledonia St in Marianna. At-
$92.24forsix months; and $184.47 for one Call 693-073. call 718-7919. tendance limited to persons with a desire t6 stop.
year. n Celebrate Recovery- 7 p.m. at Evangel Worship ) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting Noon drinking.
Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna. Adult to l p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting 8 p.m. inthe
and teen meetings to "overcomehurts, habits and Church, 2901Caledonia St. in Marianna. board room of CampbelltonGraceville Hospital,
ADVERTISING hang-ups." Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call 5429.College Drive, Graceville.
The advertiser agrees that the publisher 209-7856, 573-1131. THURSDAY, JAN. 9 Monday, Jan 13
shall not be liablefor damages arising Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9 ) Forest Ceitification 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Marianna Lions Club Meeting Noon at Jim's
out of errors and advertisements beyond p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office, Mari- Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna. Call
occupied by that portion ofthe advertise- and breaks. SAF ContinuingForest Education cred- n Tickets on sale for Chipola Artist Series event
ments in which the error occurred, whether SATURDAY, JAN. 4 ts approved for this workshop: 3.5 hours Category Harpist Anna Maria Mendieta-2 p.m. -5 p.m. at
such er is deto the neliece of the AlcoholicsAnonymous Open Meeting 4:30- 3.5 hours Category 1-CF Call 352-219-8717 formore Chipola Box Office or online tickets at www.chipola.
suchge5:30 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist information. edu. Tickets are $14 adults $10 age.18 and under.
publisher's employees or otherwise, and Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna. ) Chipola Civic Club Meeting -'Noon at TheOaks The music and dance program is complete with
there shall be not liability for non-inser- SUNDAY, JAN. 5 Restaurant, U.S. 90 in Mariahna. The CCC's focus Latin instruments and Flamenco dancers.
tion of any advertisement beyond the Jewels of Light Tour 2:30 p.m. St. Luke's is the local community, "Community, Children & C Employability Workshop-2:30 p.m. Marianna
ainount paid for such advertisement. This Episcopal Church, 4362 Lafayette St. Marianna. Character." Call 526-3142.for more information. One Stop Career Center."Mock 'Interviewing" is
newspaper will not knowingly accept or Free and open to public. Call 209-4066. a St. Anne Thrift Store 9 a.m. tol1p.m. St. the workshop:.lt is free and open to the public. The
publish illegal material of any kind; Advertis u Alcoh6iics Anonymous Closed Discussion Anne's Catholic Church, 3009 5th St., Marianna. workshop is facilitated by a Certified Motivational
ing which expresses preference'based on 6:30 p.m. in AA room of First United Methodist Call 482-3734 for more information.. Career Coach. Visit employflorida.com'to register
ll protected peronacharacteristics is Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna. Attendance The William Dunaway Chapter, Florida Society, for these informative workshops.
legally protected personalcharacteristics is limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking. Sons of the American Revolution meeting ) Jackson County Quilters Guild Meeting
not acceptable. I Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting 8 p.m. in -Noon at Jim's Buffet and Grill in Marianna for 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church,
the board room of e ampbellton-Graceville Hospital annual officer installation meeting. Program by Dale 3975 U.S. 90 West, Marianna. Business meetings
HOWTO GETYOUR 5429 College Drive, in Graceville; Cox, speakingon"Daniel Boone in Florida,."Anyone are fourth Mondays; other Mondays are for projects,
N TWS PUBLISHED interest in SAR is welcome. For more information, lessons and help. All quilters welcome. Call 209-
call 594-6664: 7638.
The Jackson County Floridan will publish M iONDAY, JAN/6 Employability Workshop -2:30 p.m. Marianna n Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
news of general interest freeof charge;: Chipola new and returning student 8 a.m. One Stop Career Center."Making Positive First p.m. in the room of First United Methodist
Submit your news or CommunityCalendar until 6 p.m. Chipola Collegeregistration for new and Impressions" is the workshop It is.free and oRento Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.
events via email, fax mail, or hand delivery returningstudents for SpringA & B. For informa-. the public. The workshop is facilitated by a Certified M t i
Feents may enappl fo d ti, n gag demen tion, call 718-2211or visit www.chipola.edu. Motivational Career Coach. Visit employflorida.com TUESDAY, JAN 14
Fees may apply for wedding, engagement,' Employability Workshop 2:30 p.m. Marianna to register for theseinformative workshop s. Republian Club of West l Meetng
anniversary and birth annonhcements. One Stop Career Center."Coping with Unemploy- ) Jackson County Branch of the NAACP Noon at Jim's Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St..
Forms are available at the Floridan offices. ment" is the workshop. It is free and open to the monthly meeting 6 p.m. St. James Marianna. Call 352-4984,
Photographs must be of good quality and public. The workshop is facilitated by a Certified M Alcoholics AC d d Cl
suitable for print.The Floridan reserves the Motivational Career Coach. Visit employflorida.com 89 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Cale- ing- Noon at 4476of Jackson County Board Meet-ianna.
r a to register for the workshops. in Nn -Ue tiC h9 aMarianna.e
right to edit all submissions. donia St., Marianna, inthe AA room. Attendance
n Spring'musical theatre auditions 5 p.m.at limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking; ) Sewing Circle -1 p.m. at Jackson County Senior
GETTING IT RIGHT Chipola Centerfor the Arts for Von Trap children and papers will not be signed. Citizens, 2931 Optimist Drive in Marianna. Call
6The Jackson County Floridan's poliy 6:30 for adults and others. Call Charles Sirmon at '482-5028.
is to correct mistakes promptly. To 718-2227 or firstname.lastname@example.org. FRIDAY, JAN. 10 a Tickets on sale for Chipola Artist Series event
report an error, please call 526-3614 ) Jackson County Quilters Guild Meeting Harpist Anna Maria Mendleta-2 p.m. 5 p.m. at
Monday-Friday. 5:30-7,:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church, ) ACT Registration deadline Chipola College Chipola Box Office oir online tickets at www.chipola.
Monday-Friday. .3975 U.S. 90 West, Marianna. Business meetings for February test date. For information, call 718-2211 edu. Tickets are $14 adults $10 age 18 and under.
are fourth Mondays; other Mondays are for projects, or visit www.chipola.edu. The music and dance program is complete with
lessons and help. All quilters are welcome. Call 209- ) Chamber of Commerce Power Breakfast -7 Latin instruments and Flamenco dancers.
S7638 for more information, a.m.-9 a.m. at the Agricultural Center on Penn Ave. n Employability Workshop-2:30 p.m. Marianna
: Woodmen of the World Lodge 65 monthly in Marianna. One Stop.Career.Center."12 Keys to Success" is
meeting 6 p.m. at the Oaks Restaurant in Mari- ) Hooks and Needles 10 a.m. at the Jackson the workshop. It is free and open to the public. The
anna. Installation of officers will be held. Members County Public Library, Marianna Branch. New and workshop is facilitated by a Certified Motivational
encouraged to bring a friend. $5 co-pay per mem'- experienced hand crafters welcome to create, share, Career Coach. Visit employflorida.com to register
"ber. For more information, call 482-5255. learn or teach favorite projects. Call 482-9631. for these informative workshops.
The submission deadline for this calendar is two days before publication. Submit to Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan, P. O. Box 520, Marianna. FL 32447, email
JCFLORIDAN.CO MI email@example.com, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane In Marlanna.
JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN www.jcfloridan.com LOCAL & STTE THURSDAY, JANUARY2,2014 3AF
Chipola artist series event is Jan. 16 Cpola Colege
ist Series will present
harpist Anna Maria r e
Mendieta Jan. 16, at 7
athe eSprig classes
p.m., in the Center for aca em cle s
the Arts. O
Leading the audi- Registration for spring students who plan to com-
ence through the classes at Chipola College plete their first two years
right turns, dips, and begins Thursday, Jan. 2, of college work and then
smoky cafes of Argen- for returning students. transfer to a four-year pro-
ina, Mendieta's Tango New and returning stu- gram at Chipola or another
del Cielo (Tango from dent registration is Jan. 6. college or university Cred-
Heaven) is a fresh in- Classes begin Jan. 7. its earned are transferable
novative presentation There are several steps and are applicable toward
of the passionate and to completing the ap- a bachelor's degree. Aca-
sensuous music of the plication process: (1) demic advising guides
Tango and 'Spanish complete the college that.outline requirements
Flamenco. Complete Admissionl Application; for specific majors are
with Latin instruments call 718-2311 for assisg available from Student Af-
and Flamenco danc- tance; (2) request a final fairs and are located on the
ers, the theatrical mu- high school transcript be college website at www.
sic and dance program sent to Chipola Admis- chipola.edu.
is a must see. sion and Records Office; Several Associate in Sci-
Tickets are available and (3) take the College ence and Workforce pro-
online at www.chipola. Placement Test; call 718- grams are offered which
edu. Tickets will 'be 2284 for assistance. provide training for high
available in the Center Chipola offers the wage jobs. Workforce pro-
for the Arts box office. Harpist Anna Maria Mendieta will perform at Chipola Bachelor of Science De- grams include: Automotive
__m __igrate_ wa expired cne egree, thea Associate in Service Technology;, Fire-
Arts Degree, the Associ- fighter, Law Enforcement
a shoers ha dclasses s t ate in Science Degree Officer, Correctional, Of-
s seand Workforce 'Develop- ficer, Cosmetology, Cross-
aih w -edQngr chay r e ment program s. Over Corrections to Law
The Public Safety Program at the academy, Washington-Holmes tionis required byJan 15. Bachelor's Degrees in- Enforcement, Cross-Over
Washington-Holmes TechnicalCen- Technical Center offers a "payby the .For students interested in certifi- cude: Science Educa- Law Enforcement to Cor-
ter will be offering open enrollment course" option Some students arecation in both Corrections and Law tion Middle Grde(5-9) recions, Nursing Assistant
to 'their day/sight -time Law En- also eligible for fiancial assistance. Enforcement, WHTC now offers Biology Educati6n Sep- and Welding.
forcement Ac ideniy. Students that The day and night academy meets a dual certification course. Upon ondary Grades (6-12); Associate in Science
successfully complete the training four days a week (Monday through completion students can become Mathematics Education programs include. Busi-
progrmt will be eligible to become Thursday) instead of the traditional certified in both Corrections and Middle Grades (5-9); ness Administration, Early
a Florida certified law enforcement five-day academies.This allows stu- Law Enforcement. The program is Mathematics Education Childhood Education,
officers with an average starting sal- dents more flexibility towork, con- Pe eligible for thoseho qualify Secondary Grades (6- Computer Information
ary of approximately $30,000.00 a duct business and spend time With For more information, stop by the 12); English Education, Technology, Fire, Science
year in this area. their families. Technical Center or call Brandi Cur- Exceptional Student Ed- Technology, Criminal Jus-
In orderto spread the cost of the Classes begin Jan. 21. Pre-registera- ryat 638-1180 ext.361. ucation and Elementary tice Technology (Crime
Education; Business Ad- Scene 'Track), Network-
ministration with con- ing Services Technology,
F* centrations in Manage- Culinary Management,
.Florida Panhandle house fire llls 4 women ment orAccounting;and Nursing (RN and LPN),
a Bachelor of Science in Nursing LPN to RN, Para-
TheAssociatedPress All the children escaped communityAlotofpeople Her mother, which is Nursing. medic to RN and Recre- '
the fire. would pass by and blow Sarah Johnson, that's my Additionally the col- ation Technology.
MARIANNA Four "That's what woke them the horn as they saw them great grandmother, ahd lege offers the Educator College Credit Certificate
womendiedWednesday in up to alert everybody that sitting on the porch It's then my mother's father's Preparation Institute, programs include: Child
a house fire in the Florida there was a fire, to try to just heart-breaking." mother, Elise Pete, hich a, Teacher' Certification Care Center Management,
Panhandle. get everybody out. And James Rhynes said the was also in the house, and program for thosewith Information Technology
Marianna Fire Chief unfortunately the four fire killed four ofhis then mymom'sbabysister aB.S. in-ano-teaching Management, CISCO Cer-
Nakeya Lovett said three didn't make it out," Lovett relatives, who was also in the house, field. tified Network Associate,
smoke detectors woke up told WJHG-TV "These "My grandmother, her Cynthia Pete," Rhynes The Associate in Arts Emergency Medical Tech-
six children in the house. women were pillars in the name is Gertrude Pete. said. degree is ,designed for nician and Paramedic.
Rain delays whooping man on chares of leaving custody but no charges completion.in 2015. costly for SKC. beforethe current racing
a lea t the scene of a crash with a have been filed. The Herald-ibune re- season began in Novem-
Nh serious injury and driving Four other people were Vice presidents ports that the state, citing ber. State inspectors who
ig with an expired license. in the home at the time of brother buys Floida unsanitary and danger- visited the kennel on Nov.
TALLAHASSEE --Rain Sheriffs deputies ar- t he shooting, but no other ous conditions, ordered 7 discovered that of the
showers have delayed rested the suspect's wife, injuries were reported. home Florida track operators in 834 greyhounds housed
eight endangered whoop- brother and sister-in-law NAPLES -Vice Presi- May to replace all wooden on site, 548 were living in
ing cranes ready to com- on obstruction charges. Miami port tunnel on dent Joe Biden's brother cageswith "movable" wooden cages.
plete their journey to their track to open later can now claim Florida metal crates. The Florida Division of
winter home on Florida's Airboat lands itn as homei or at least as a Unable to secure enough Pari-MutuelWagering is
Gulf Coast. Ta to mark flight this year home away from home. replacement cages, the giving the track until April
taught to migrate by anniversary unnel connecin the and his ife Sara closed for a variance a week From wire reports
humans flying ultralight TAMPA- An airboat Port ofaMiami with nearby Dec. 23 on a $2 million,
aircraft. They left Wiscon- replica has landed safely expressways is on track to 5-acre property located
sin in October and landed in Tampa Bay, marking the open to traffic later this oh Keewaydin Island, an DOr a LOttry
ITuesday in northwest '100th anniversary of the year. exclusive strip of land_
Florida. world's first commercial The Miami Herald off the coast of Naples in
The cranes had been flight. reports that workers Soilthwest Florida. 12/30 0 5
expected to fly over Leon Eddie Hoffnmah Jr. flew have begun buildingthe The purchase will give 8
County on Wednesday the aircraftWednesday roads that will allow cargo the vice president a local 12/31 7 5 4 1 1622252
morning on their way to from.St. Petersburg to trucks, tourist buses and base in the nation's biggest
St. Marks National Wildlife Tampa. The flight marked other vehicles to travel swing state, should he Wed1 72 0 Not alable
Refuge. the centennial of the under Biscayne Bay. choose to run for presi- M 9 1- 99 6-5
It's the 13th migration inaugural flight of the St. Officials have said the dent in 2016.
led by aircraft flown by Petersburg-Tampa Airboat tunnel will open to traffic James Biden serves as. T1
an organization called Line. in May. The project is the executive vice presi- 0 9
Operation Migration. A replica of the origi- intended to reduce traffic dent of the technology "
The organization said nal Benoist airliner that in downtown Miami. distribution and construc-
Wednesday morning that made the 1914 flightphad The drilling of the tunnel tion development compa- S E /84"4 1794
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The entire journey cov- Creator Kermit Weeks a major hurricane ap- Club gets onprieve On
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through seven states. that he hopes more modi- gates at the tunnel's CageS
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in the wild. bay later this year. The tunnel is part of a Sarasota Kennel Club to
Weeks powered up the major port overhaul de- complete its greyhound r/1
Tampa Bay-area Benoist replica Wednes- signed to complement the racing season in April. 45 4 r' 5
deputy injured in hit- day for the takeoff event expansion of the Panama But reopening for the o
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Barbara Bush remains hospitalized in Houston
The Associated Press soon. for Barbara Bush's full re-
"Michelle and I send our covery while she's root-
HOUSTON Former .best wishes to Mrs. Bush ing for Baylor today. All w
first lady Barbara Bush re- for a speedy recovery," the the best to her and to @
mains hospitalized with a president said in a writ- GeorgeHWiBush."
respiratory-related issue, ten statement. "Barbara is Baylor plays Central
but her condition hasn't blessed to have both a lov- Florida in the Fiesta Bowl
changed, a spokesman for ing, supportive family by on Wednesday night.
her husband's office said her side and a vibrant spir- The former first lady had
Wednesday. it that we hope will have a reputation for bluntness
Bush, 88, was admitted to her feeling better soon." when her husband was
Houston Methodist Hos- He added: "I know I president. Her son, George
pital on Monday, though speak for Americans ev- W. Bush, was the 43rd
it wasn't -announced until erywhere when I say that president.
former President George our thoughts and prayers The Bush family matri-
H.W Bush's office released are with Barbara and her arch had heart'surgery in
a statementTuesday night. family bn this New Year's March 2009 for a severe
"She is in great spirits, Day." narrowing of the main
has already received vis- Bush and her husband, heart valve. She also was
its from her husband and the 41st president, live in hospitalized in November
family, arndisreceivingfan- Houston and still make 2008, when she underwent
tastic care," the statement public appearances. Last surgery for a perforated
read, promising to provide week, they honored a ulcer. In 2010, she was ad- THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE
updates as warranted. Houston businessman mitted to the hospital after Former first lady Barbara Bush listens to a patient's question during a visit to the Barbara
Jim McGrath, a spokes- and philanthropis with having a mild relapse of Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine on Aug. 22.Bush has been
man for the former presi- a Points of Light Award, a Graves disease, a thyroid hospitalized in Houston with a respiratory-related issue.Astatement Tuesday night from the
dent, said there was "noth- volunteer service award condition for which she office of her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, said she was admitted to Houton
ing new ito report" on started by the former was treated in 1989. Methodist Hospital on Monday.
Wednesday,. president. Health concerns had
In the meantime, Presi- Also 'Wednesday, for- been more conmon of est' living former presi- 2013 after he spent nearly treated for a bronchitis-
dent' Barack Obama said mer President Bill Clinton late with her 89-year-old dent. George HW. Bush two months at Houston related cough and other
he hopes Bush gets well tweeted: "I'll be rooting husband, the nations 'old was released in' January Methodist Hospital, being health issues.
Marketingto uninsured youth ramps up
The Associated Press month of enrollment on something that'snotneces- insurance thanks to the Af-
the health care exchanges sarily in my best interest," fordable Care Act because
MIAMvI .- The so- and when sign-up prob- said Johnson, a 31-year-old they remained' on their
called "young invin- lems were at their peak. who's never had insurance parents' health insurance,
cibles" are so important Consistingofhealthycol- ."I don't need insurance, according to the feds.The
to the success of the Af- lege students and twenty- man.I'm healthy." law extended the age that
fordable Care. Act that somethings, the so-called He'll wait until March to children can stay on their
supporters and detrac- "young invincible" demo- enroll and says he'll select parents'plan to 26.
tors are spending mil- graphic is the holy grail of the cheapest, lowest-level Joshua Bensonstaypd on
lions to reach them with the Affordable Care Act. of coverage available im- his parents' insuranceuntil
racy ads, social media Insurers need their partici- ply to avoid the fine. Ex-, he turned 26 last year. Af-
THEASSOCIATED PRESS campaigns and celeb- pation to offset the costs perts expect many young ter that, Benson, who had
Employees help customers at the crowded sales counter inside rity endorsements. The of covering older, sicker adults, like Johnson, to his pancreas removed and
Medicine Man marijuana retail store, which opened as a legal president is even (gasp) Americans. If enough wait until March. needs daily insulin for his
recreational retail outlet in Denver on Wednesday. Colorado asking their mothers to young people decide not In 2012, 18 million 19 to Type 1 diabetes, struggled
began retail marijuana sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling help convince them to to buy insurance through 34-year-olds lacked insur- to find coverage. He was
Green Wednesday: sign up for insurance state or federal market- ance- or 27 percent of all either denied or quoted
The federal govern- places; it could throw off, people in that age group, $2,000monthlypremiums,
*e a ment and states running the market's equilibrium, according to U.S. census said the South Forida resi-
A] their own exchanges and cause insurance rates data. dent, who works part-time
have launched market- to rise dramatically the fol- The Obama administra- as a grocery store cashier.
Sing efforts fqr this crucial lowing year. tion is making the rounds He. recently enrolled in
ors r e oens a demographic of healthy Federal officials haven't on college campuses to en- a .platinum plan with no
Syoung adults, but it's un- released detailed demo- courage people to sign up deductible that costs him
clear if the messages are graphic information on and has enlisted celebrities $170 a month, and even
The Associated Press announced midafternoon getting through. who's enrolled so far, so it's including Lady Gaga and covers his endocrinologist.
Sthey would close early be- Eric Fisher, a 28-year- not clear how many young KerryWashington in its Get The, federal government
DENVER Crowds were cause of short supply. It's old from Salt Lake City, people havesigned up. Covered social media cam- kicks in another $200 a
serenaded by live musicas too soon to say whether said he still hasnt seen Ad campaigns in many paign. Jennifer Hudson month. .
theywaitedfor the nation's the price spikes and long any of the social me- states are courting unde- and Olivia Wilde were fea- Benson 'says he was
first legal recreational pot lines will persist. dia campaigns one cided young adults. In Col- tured in skits pushing the amusedbythe Funnyordie.
shops to' open. They ate Washington state will of which targets Utah orado, a nonprofit group Affordable Care Act on the comn skits, but said many
doughnuts and funnel open its pot industry later residents with images created a series of -pro- humor website Funnyor- other, acs '"are focusing
cakes as a glass-blower this year. Both states' pro- of people snowboarding vocative got insurance?" Die.com. I thelatestush more on gettingour atten-
made smoking pipes. grams will be watched and rock climbing. ads. One features a blonde an Obama impersonator tion than actually giving us
Some tourists even rode closely not just byofficials He tried to sign. up standing next to a ife- encourages young adults any validinformation."
around in a limo, eager to in other states, but by ac- online when the fed- sized cut-out of celebrity to tell their friends to get On the other sideof the
try weed but not so eager tivists and governments eral marketplace first heartthrob Ryan Gosling covered in an online rap. aisle, groups that oppose
to be seen buying it. in other countries because launched but couldn't with the caption, "Hey girl, The presidenthimself re- the health overhaul such,
And when the sales be- the industries will be. the because of the long wait you're excited about easy centlytoldagroupofmoth- as Generation Opportunity
gan, those who bought the first to regulatethe produc- -times and other website access to birth control and ers visiting the Oval Office arespreadingtheirmessage
drug emerged from the tion and sale ofthe drug. glitches. He said he'll try I'm excited about getting that: 'Moms can tellyoung at college tailgate parties.
stores, receipt held high Some countries have de- again at some point. He to know. you. She got in- people who think they're The organization gained
and carrying sealed shop- criminalized the drug, and added that the historic surance." Another touting invincible that they're not a following after disturb-
ping bags; to cheers. the Netherlands lets people health care overhaulisn't "Brosurance" encourages and prod them to at least ing-by-design social media
"I'm going to frame the buy and sell it, but it's ile- a topic he and his friends men doing a keg stand get informiation." videos featuring a creepy
receipt when I go home, gal to grow or process it. spend much time talking not to tap into their beer California state exchange Uncle Sam popping up at
to remind myself of what Just as shops opened about. .money to cover medical officials even tried to per- gynecological and proctol-
might be possible: Legal Wednesday, the Denver "It's not like a coffee ta- bills. When the exchange suade women to pay the ogy exams went viral. The
everywhere," 'said musi- Police Department tweet- ble conversation," Fisher launched, models wearing first month's premium tagline urged young adults
those in line. der the influence, taking A poll by Harvard's In- geting weekend warriors a nuanced 'touch. They of Miami had all the mark-
Activists hope he's right, marijuana out of state and stitute of Politics shows, and other athletes note the prefer to talk with their ings of the South Beach
and that the experiment in giving pot to anyone under about 40 percent of risks of getting hurt with- peers about pragmatic club scene: hired glossy-
Colorado will prove to be 21. people between the ages outhealth insurance, things they can do to im- haired models handing
a better alternative to the Denver police said one of 18 and 29 are on the Shmtel Johnson, who pact the world, but arent out swag, free alcohol and
costly American-led drug person was issued a sum- fence about whether to works in Los Angeles at a interested in ideological' a sea of sweaty twenty-
war, produce the kind of mons for public consump- sign up, with the rest small sound studio, hasn't debates,saidMorleyWimo- somethings bumping and
revenue that state officials tion. The Colorado State Pa- split fairly evenly be- seenanyads orperusedthe grad, author of 3 books on grinding to alive DJ.
hope and save the govern- trol reported no pot-related tween those likely to en- state's health exchange. millenials, including "Mil- Mette Jensen, a 22-year-
ment costs in locking up incidents. No pot-related roll and those who prob- "There's this elitist atti- lenial Momentum." old student; says she sup-
drug offenders. incidents were reported at, ablywon't. tude that (politicians) think But the cost of coverage ports "Obamacare" even
lust on the first day, Denver International Air- The survey, of 2,000 theyknowwhat'sbetterfor will play the biggest role, thoughshe signed.a peti-
prices in some places port, where signs warned young adults was con- us than ourselves and that's experts say. tionagainstit.
rose to more than $500 an travelers that they can't ducted from Oct. 30 to partofwhyItake issuewith More than 3 million "Well, why not. I love free
ounce, and some shops take the drug home. Nov. 11, after the first this.. 'm being forced to do young adults have health stuff."
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James & Si death by his father, Frank
James & Sikes ullett.
Funeral Home Born in Rockville, Con-
Maddox Chapel necticut, Mr. Mullett was a
4278 Lafayette Street US Navy veteran and the
Marianna, F 32446 owner / operator of
850.482.2332 Mullett's Air Conditioning
850.482.2332and Heating, Inc.
www.jamendsikesfnmeralhomes.com A wonderful husband,
caring father, and success-
Anna-Lynn ful businessman Ed is sur-1
Ha o vived by his wife Pamela; .
Hancock three sons Sterling, Ed-
mund, and Mark; Mark's t
Funeral services 1 pm, wife Zayra and their chil-
Thursday, January 2, 2014 dren Eli, Kendall and Gab-
at Cottondale High School by; and granddaughter,
Gym. Morgannra., S
Interment will follow at He is also survived by his
Piney Grove Cemetery in mother, Edwina; older
Cottondale with James & brother Frank and younger yp
Sikes Funeral Home Mad- brother Larry, all from
dox Chapel directing. Hartford, CT. :
The family will receive A Service of 'Remem-
friends from 12 noon, brance will be at 1 pm, Sat-.
Thursday, January 2, 2014' urday, January 4, 2014 at
until funeral time at Maddox Chapel with David '
Cottondale High School Collings speaking. James & SUBMITTEDPHOTO
gym. Sikes Funeral Home Mad- This is a shot of Johnny Speights at the controls of his deejay booth during the early years of his Spiritual Echoes gospel
dox Chapel directing, music radio program.
James & Sikes Memorialization will by music ra o progra
Funeral cremation. In lieu of flow- SpeiThis is a present-day
ers please submit a dona- shot of Speights,the
Maddox Chapel tion to the charity of your st 2013 NAACP Citizen
4278 Lafayette Street choice. From Page 1A of the Year. In the
Marianna, Florida 32446 Expressions of sympathy foreground is the
850.482.2332 may be made online at The tribute comes at a special remembrance display
www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com time in his life. Speights, who turns his friends Charles and
Edmund G. 73 in Feburary, will be celebrating Lula Vann made for
a personal milestone in radio a few him on the occasion of
Mullett FlO tS days after the MLK breakfast The his 37th anniversary
second Sunday in February markS as host of Spiritual
Edmund G. Mullett, 70, a Artistic Designs Unlimited Inc. his 50th year as host of the Spiri- Echoes.
long-time 'resident of Ma- Your Local Florist and Gifts tual Echoes program on WTYS FM
rianna, Florida, died due to 2911 Jefferson St. Marianna (94.1), years ago known as 1340 AM.
complications of cancer, in 850-372-4456 He started that gig a few days after
the early morning hours of Michael's Toggery he celebrated his 20th birthday, and
the 24th of December, Funeral Appropriate Attire credits James "Big Buddy" Long
2013. 2878 Jefferson St. Marianna with inspiring him to take the slot.
He vias preceded ini 85(0-482-8647 That was back when the radio sta-
tion was housed in tWo small sec-
tioned-off rooms at the Robin Hood
Schools The legislative require- Inn, a motel which stood in the vi-
S ment to implement "digital cinity of the land now occupied by
instruction" and the on- the Kindel Lanes bowling alley.
From Page A line testing requirements Long powned Long's Grocery Store
Will be another challenge at the time, a landmark business ANICOFLO
repairs the district does the district weill face. In- than sat just across from Spei- ANG FLORI
must come from other frastructure and one-to- ghts' church, St. James AME. Jim only too happy when a new-fan- Speights hasnever sang or played
sources. one student devices are Tate, owner of the radio station at gled device came along, a cartridge an instrument himself.
There are some local needed for full implemen- the time, had asked Long to rec- machine that made things much "I can't carry no kind of tune," he
funding sources, includ- tation. While the state is ommend someone to take over a easier. And he was thrilled with the said with a smile. "But mywife, now,
ing property taxes and the providing some financial. Sunday program featuring gospel invention of CDs and the advent of she has a beautiful voice and sings
voter-approved half-cent support, it does not fully music after the original host, Virgil computers. He welcomed the inter- in the choir."
sales tax. The board has fund this initiative. In pre- Elkins, moved on. Long thought of' net, and because of it is now heard Still, he's a music man of note.
always made it a goal to paring students for college Speights. worldwide. He has at least one lis- For the homebound, his program is
keep property taxes as low and careers of the future, "He asked me about taking it, and tener in New Zealand, and gets cor- "church" on Sunday mornings. That
as possible so the half-cent implementation of digi- Itold him I didn't have any experi- respondence from listeners all over role is one of the many things that
sales tax has helped* to tal instruction and use of' ence in something like that. But he the globe. make him feel good inside about
provide funding for capi- technology by students is kept talking to me, encouraging me But there was one advance he doing his show, he said.
tal outlay and technology critical. to do it, and said Mr. Tate would wanted no part of, and.rejects to this On his 37th radio anniversary, two
tpurposes that would have Additionally, 2014 is help me," Speights said. "And he day. Canned programming, he said, of the couple's best friends, Lula
otherwise had to have scheduled to be the last did. He and his two sons who were is not an option he wants anything and Charles Vann, make a framed
been funded through in- year for the Florida Com- working there at the time taught me to do with. Live, he said, is the only remembrance piece and presented
creased property taxes. prehensive Assessment how to do everything.'I love gospel way to go. He gets to play what he to Speights at the concert. His wife
As the end of the current Test, or FCAT, which will music, I always have. I've been a wants to hear, andwhat his listen- had secretly slipped that old Angel-
half-cent sales tax nears, be replaced by a new as- Christian since the eighth grade, ers want to hear. He gets feedback ic 45. into their hands. He had long-
the 2014 referendum for sessment that will measure and I had already started collecting that is precious to him. Callers will since copied the music from itonto
reauthorization of the Florida's new standards gospel music by the time I got the tell him why and how a particular a CD so that he could continue to
half-cent sales tax will be Common Core. The deci- program." tune inspires them. He hears fam- play the song but preserve his aging
among the most critical is- sion on which assessment Speights still has one of the first ily stories and has no doubt closely vinyl copy, and the 45 became the
sues for budgeting for the will be used has not been 45s he bought as a teenager, "Touch guarded many secrets that were en- centerpiece of the remembrance
district this year. Without made yet by Florida, so .Me Lord Jesus," by the Angelic Gos- trusted to him, information he will created by the Vanns.
voter approval of the half- the district will be keenly pel Singers. That's the theme song take to his grave untold. He has a fax Lula,Vann said the Speights were
cent sales tax, there will be awaiting this news. for his show. It was mere coinci- machine set up in his home, where two ofthe first people she met when
little choice but to increase There are many unan- dence, Speights said, that Elkins he receives announcements -for shejoined the Jackson County'com-
property taxes to provide swered questions beyond already used /that tune as his theme each Sunday's broadcast. And that munity as a new bride.
the funds needed for capi- which assessment will be and Speights was happy to keep it, line, 482-5386, is always hot. But he The two showed her the kind of
tal outlay and technology. used: How will this affect along with the original name of the' still goes by the funeral homes each warmth and open-armed hospitali-
As our schools are aging, third grade promotion and program. Saturday to pick up dbituaries,. and ty that helped her feel right at home
cost of. upkeep and, the high school graduation, as On his 37th anniversary as host of sometimes people leave their news in her adopted commuity, she said.
decision on new facilities FCAT was the test used in Spiritual Echoes, Speights was hon- for him with the proprietors there. Mr. Vann and Speights had be-
and pursuing state special the past; will the test be to- ored with a special concert at his No way he could do all that with a come fast friends. Before the Vanns
facilities funding will need tally online or paper/pen- church, where gospel groups per- package deal someone else put to- opened their own funeral home,
to be addressed. cil-based at some grades; formed inhonorofhim andhiswife gether, he said. Charles had worked for another
Many of the other chal- how will this be used the of 53 years, Leola Speights, and the And there's still a turntable in the one in town. When Speights made
lenges the district faces in first year for teacher evalu- congregationwho had assembledto station that he could use in a pinch, his usual rounds to .pick up obitu-
2014 come from legisla- ation when there is no way pay them tribute. Speights said his It's still hooked up and ready to go aries one Saturday to run on the air
tive mandates and initia- to show growth in a new wife has played an important role in if he should ever need it. He's met the following morning, the two men
tives that the district has test?' his program through the years. some luminaries in gospel mu- clicked. When Charles opened his
little control over but is re- Looking ahead at 2014, "Youknowhowmen are; theycan't sic, including every member of own funeral home; Speights started
sponsible for implement- there is always question spell or use perfec) English half the r the original Mighty Clouds of Joy. driving a hearse when needed and
ing. Among these is the as to what new mandates time," Speights said with a laugh. For up and coming gospel artists when the duty didn't interfere with
required Performance Pay will come from the State "I'd write my spots and she'd go over and for those already on the map, his Sunday morning program or
Plan that requires districts Legislature in Tallahassee, and edit everything, make it sound Speights has been the man to meet. his job at Sunland Training Center,
to tie teacher salary to but the district elects to be right and look good. I Couldn't have when the groups travel through the where he worked for 34 years.
evaluation results, includ- optimistic that some of the done it without her." area looking for air time and intro- Lula said Speiglits and his wife
ing student test scores. questionswillbeanswered, Married Aug. 14, 1960, the two ductions to the listeners. He has have been rock-solid friends
This is required to be in ef- and possible changes made have watched and adapted as radio interviewed hundreds. When the through the years. "He's been a true
fect in 2014. in legislation, in response changed through the years. From station was outfitted with a piano, friend of ours for 45 years, I'm proud
The district has worked to the questions surrouird- playing 45s in the early years, and visiting groups would sometimes to say."
closely with the Jackson ing new assessments anl speaking into a tabletop micro- perform live on air. Speights still drives for Vann. He's
County Educator's Associ- teacher evaluation and to phone, Vann adjusted each time He has some rare 45S in his per- been doing that for 45 years, and
ation on this and will con- the requirement for digi- things changed. He got the knack sonal collection, including works by has no plans to stop. He also has
tinue to be in partnership tal instruction to be fully of using LPs when those emerged as Mahalia Jackson, the Staple Singers, no intention of retiring from radio.
with JCEA in dealing with implemented. the standard, hitting just the right Edna Gammon Cook's "Nobody But "I was just glad to be on the air," he
allthe legislative and Race Jackson County School groove in the long-play. You, Lord" and a recording of "Pre- said in recalling his first years as a
to the Top issues that affect District schools and dis- He used to create his commercial cious Memories" by sister Rosetta radio host. "I hope people keep lis-
teachers. Moving forward, trict staff are committed to spots on a sometimes frustrating Tharp, the first female guitar player tening. I'll quit when Vann puts me
there is a requirement that providing the best educa- reel-to-reel tape machine, and was 'of note in the gospel circuit. over in Orange Hill Cemetery."
each course be associated tion, while making the best
with an end of course exam use of tax dollars in doing
for the purpose of teacher so, and will continue to up- needed improvements to city These projects and more await
evaluation and these must hold the mission to, "Build cemeteries. Marianna citizens and officials in
be developed or selected in a Better Community ... Residents who enjoy the city's rec- 2014. To find out more about the
collaboration with JCEA. One Student at a Time." From Page 1A reational facilities can look forward workings of the municipal govern-
to a new park on the south side of ment, visit CityofMarianna.com or
sewer lining project wraps up and U.S. 90 at the Chipola River, new attend one of the city commission's
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Big love in small packages
BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
itsey might have
been neglected and
.abused as a pup, -
as her longtime owner
suspects, but ever since
she's been in the care of'
Sharron Hall, the 8-pound
Yorkshire Terrier has been
one pampered canine.
On a recent winter walk
around the block near
Hall's dwelling at Chipola
Apartments, Bitsey and
her nearly-identical son,.
Mikey Joe, were wrapped
against the cold in snug,
Hall took Bitsey in when
she was just a baby.
"My daughter knew
a boy ..." Hall began.in
retelling how Bitsey came
to live with her and her
"Gator" Wallace Hall.
That happened about
eight years ago when the
couple lived in Sneads.
Her daughter's friend had
found Bitsy somewhere in
Ponce de Leon, with the
animal showing signs that
it had suffered in life.
The little Yorkie now
weighs a healthy 11
pounds and takes regular
excursions on a leash with
her ever-watchful owner.
The dog frisks alongside
Mikey Joe. He's about 5
years old and weighs in
at eight pounds. Both are
purebreds, Hall said. DEBORAH BUCKHALTER/FLORIDAN
The dogs are not only Sharron Hall and her Yorkies, Mikeyand Bitsey, pause to take a breather in their walk one recent afternoon.
the two bring up fond found fallen fromits nest this) but he saw a baby this is it. If you fallout welcomed Mikey Joe into to her husband through
memories of a husband one year back in Sneads. mockingbird on the this time, you're on your it when he was born. their shared experiences
who fully supported the "He tried to be a'live if ground and its mama not own,"', Hall remembered. When her husband died with the pups.
adoption of Bitsey all it lives, die if it dies' kind* around. He put it back in "Then the mama came in 2008, Sharron said, Providing them winter
those years ago. of guy when it came to the nest. The bird fell out back and the baby was the companionship of sweaters now is just one
"He was all for it," Hall wildlife," Hall said. "He again. He put it back. It OK." their adopted canine and of the many ways Sharron
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BY DUSTIN KENT schedule where we play more get beat and you see that you're Franklin said. "They've got a very sence, however, topping 20
firstname.lastname@example.org games that are like Panhandle vulnerable. I think it helped us as good point guard and they'll be points in four of the five games
After powering through a Conference games early to go much as playing all of the tough- solid in terms of handling pres- and averaging 18.6 points 9.6
tough non-conference schedule out and compete against some er teams in the country." sure, and they've got a good big rebounds and shooting 63.7 per-
with only one slip-up, the No. 5 people that are just as good as Whether Pensacola State (9-7) kid. We're probably going to.at- cent from the field.
Chipola Lady Indians are set to or maybe even better than some can present a similar challenge tack them and make them speed With Wright's ascension as a
begin Panhandle Conference of the teams in our league. That remains to be seen, but the Lady the game up. I think that would scorer and the return of Akha-
play Saturday was done by design and it will Pirates have been up and down be a weapon we would have in tor, -the Lady Indians could now
when they be worth it as far as the kids be- so far this season, starting out terms of making the game fast. possess'the most dynamic post
head west to ing able to have that feel and not 7-3 before twb-point losses to "We'll press and trap them, presence in the country.
face the Pen- be shocked to step up against Shelton State, Central Florida, make them handle our pressure "I think it probably helps me
sacola State a very formidable opponent." and Palm Beach State sent them and try to make it a high-posses- as a coach," Franklin said. "I see
Lady Pirates. Among the biggest challenges of into something of a tailspin. sion game. I don't think they'll more now of what Brianna can
Chipola(16- the non-conference schedule in- But the Lady Pirates have a for- want to get out and run with us, do instead of us always deferring
1) started the season winning 11 dlude wins over No. 1 TrinityVal- midable 1-2 punch in 5-foot-8 so we'll see if we can impose our to Evelyn. Now we've got two
straight before suffering a 58-55 ley, No. 17 Florida'State College .sophomore guard Teadra Jones athleticism on them." people who can play both sides
lqss to St. Petersburg on Dec. 7 at Jacksonville, and No. 13 Palm and 6-foot freshman power for- That will be a lot easier for the of the block and that's tough to
in Ocala, but the Lady Indians Beach State, as well as tradition- wardTyishaMoorethatiscombin- Lady Indians after getting closer guard. Brianna really found her
have since won five straight by al power Odessa and top 10 state ing to average 28.3 points and 13.1 to full strength with the return of scoring niche inside, so we're
an average margin of 32.2 points team Santa Fe. rebounds per game this season. leading scorer, rebounder, and really going to pound that thing
per game and appear locked and But it's the loss to No. 23 St. Pensacola State's losses have shot blocker Evelyn Akhator, inside when we set up our half-
loaded to begin a run at a Pan- Petersburg that Franklin said de- mostly come to good teams, who missed the last five games court offense."
handle title. livered the most useful lesson for with the seven teams who have .with a knee injury after posting Chipola will still be without
"I think we've done every- his team going into league play. beaten the Lady Pirates amass- averages of 14.6 points, 12.4 re- suspended point guard Dia-
thing we can possibly do to get "You always sayyouhate to lose ing a combined record of 75-28. bounds, and 2.4 blocks through monisha Sophus, whose status
ourselves prepared for this," a game, but I think that loss prob- "They're a very good basket- her first 12 games. Franklin termed "day to day," as
Chipola coach Greg Franklin ably opened some things up for ball team and they're going to be Sophomore Brianna Wright, well as wing player Sue Key who
said Tuesday. "We really tried to us," he said. "You know you can very competitive in the league," stepped up big-time in her ab- is out sick.
PREP R Sooners
The Associated Press
NORMAN, Okla. Gabe
Lynn understands if Oklahoma
is considered an overwhelm-
ing underdog in the Sugar Bowl
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COMING safety to react
with such un-
Malone's Aon Bailey Check out the when asked
Malone's Aonz Bailey Friday edition of if the No. 11
dribbles by a Dothan theFloridanfor Sooners are
defender during the the Floridan for Sooners are
.owntown Dothan l iei h coverage of the "scared" ofthe
ntown Dotha Sugar Bowl.
Hoops Classic champi- SugarBowl. Crimson Tide
onship game Tuesday a question
night in Dothan. several teammates have been
DANNYTINDELL/OTHAN EAGLE ali-e . .. peppered with since the bowl
selections were announced Dec.
"Nobody's asked me that, but
(they've) kind of talked about
how they're such a great team
UNIDONE IN OVERTIME or whatever (and) how we can't
play with them," Lynn said. "I've
heard stuff like that, but I haven't
Dothan takes down Malone for tournament title, heard anything like, 'We're
scared of them.' Because we're
BY DAVID MoUNDEE play." onds left, sending him to the line. definitely not scared of them."
email@example.com. The No. 4 Welch referred to was Lind- "We wanted to get the ball up high Oklahoma (10-2), a 16-point
Tyrez Lindsey kept Dothan alive with sey, who kept Dothan alive on the final (above the key) and into his hands," underdog, will have its chance
a buzzer-beating layup to force over- play of regulation. Welch said. "We love for him or Chai to prove worthy of a BCS bowl
time and the Tigers' defense against a Malone's Antwain Johnson had just or Alonze Bailey tohhave it and create. selection on Thursday night
foul-plagued Malone squad took over made the last of a two-shot free throw I just leave it up to him. He has to read when it takes bn third-ranked
from there. opportunity with 6.3 seconds left to put the defense. He pulled up and shot the Alabama (11-1).
The Tigers allowed only two points in the Tigers from Florida up 62-60. three the time before then the next time The game carries with it plenty
the four-minute extra period and made Dothan quickly inbounded to Jordan he drove it." of intrigue simply because of the
enough free throws to take a 69-64 Small, who raced up court and passed Johnson hit both free throws to put presence of the Crimson Tide
win over Malone in the championship to Lindsey after getting past half court. Malone up two, but Dothan's Lindsey winners of three of the last
game of the Eighth Annual Downtown Lindsey, a 6-foot-3 sophomore guard, then delivered at the other end to force four national: championships
Dothan Hoops Classic Tuesday night at drove to the lane and scored a layup as overtime. and the premier program in col-
the Dothan Civic Center. the horn sounded, tying the game at 62 Dothan led throughout the overtime, lege football since cfach Nick
It was Dothan's second straight Hoops and forcing overtime, scoring the opening basket on a jumper Saban's arrival in 2007.
Classic title. Dothan's Brown said the game-ty- in the lane by Kevin Morris on the first The might of Alabama, how-
"It feels good," Dothan head coach ing play wasn't anything special or de- play. It would be Dothan's only basket ever,' is far from the only story
Emanuel Brown said. "I am proud of signed for any one player. of the four-minute period. line.
the fact that we had a tougher road to "We had all five guards in the game The Tigers extended the margin to 67- Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops
get here than any other year we have and we. told them (at the timeout be- 62 as Morris made 1-of-2 free throws made sure of:that as far back as
won it. tween free throws) when you get it, just and Tyson Williams 2-of-4 free throws. last spring when he challenged
"Dale County gave us all we could go and attack the basket and hopefully, Malone's Bailey scored on a drive in the notion that the Southeast-
handle that first night. Chipley has two something good will happen," Brown the lane with 31.4 left, cutting it to 67- ern Conference which has
Division-I' prospects and some guys said, adding he expected Malone to 64, but Williams hit two free throws fielded the last seven national
who can light it up. Daleville is so ath- press after the free throw. with 29.3 seconds left. champions -- is the most com-
letic and they came at us and tonight "I commend Tyrez for wanting the Malone, looking for a three, couldn't plete league in the country.
Malone has a great team, a great coach, ball inthat situation. He had a tough get one off against a tough Dothan de-' Stoops called some of the
just a great program. game last night and I guess he wanted fense,. losing 16 seconds of valuable stories about SEC supremacy
"But my guys stayed tough. The most to redeem himself. He went and got the time off the clock before a jump ball "propaganda." He followed that
important thing is we grew up. We are ball and took the ball and drove in for situation with 13.1 seconds left. by taking a jab at SEC defenses
so young and inexperienced, but this the layup." On the ensuing play, Williams stole this season, all of which made
week helped us as far as growing up. In Malone's Welch, who called a timeout the ball, ending any Malone comeback for quality radio and Internet
the overtime, the guys dug in and made after Johnson hit the first free throw, hopes. material.
some key stops and made some key said he instructed his players not to give Williams led Dothan with 13 points. The winningest coach in Okla-
free throws." up a layup on a final play, but the Tigers Neal, the tournament's Adam Deese homa history, having surpassed
Dothan improved to 12-4 and takes couldn't deliver on the instructions. Sixth Man Award winner, and Morris former Sooners coach Barry
the momentum of the tournament title "We reminded the kids to not give both had 11 points. Switzer this season, has wanted
into a showdown at city rival Northview up a layup, to make sure you tie them Baker paced Malone with 21 points, little to do with the SECstoryline
on Friday. up and make them make free throws," but failed to score after the third quar- leading to Thursday's game. The
Malone fell to 15-3 and lost in the Welch said. "Then we gave up a layup. ter and fouled out with 5:07 to go in the closest he's come to providing
championship for the second time in It was a lack of execution there." fourth quarter. clarity on his earlier comments
three years. The Tigers from Florida It appeared that Malone's Johnson Bailey followed with 13 points and about the conference was to say
were plagued by fouls, finishing with 31 would be the hero. The junior struggled Johnson had 11. he was talking about the lack
for the game. Five of the top six Malone shooting all night, but hit a 3-pointer at Dothan's Williams, Neal and Chris of quality teams in the league's
players, including Oregon State signee the top of the key off a screen with 42 Graham were named to the all-tourna- bottom half -- not teams like
Chai Baker, fouled out. seconds left to tie the game at 60. After ment team along with Malone's Baker Alabama.
"We had three starters on the bench a missed 3-pointer by Dothan's Jordan and Johnson. "There's always a lot of talk
and it is kind of tough to get anything Neal, Johnson grabbed the rebound, Also earning all-tournament honors because newspapers have to
manufactured," Malone head- coach giving Malone a chance for the win. were Barbour County's Brion Patrick, be filled and airtime has to be
Steven Welch said, referring to the Once in the half court set, Malone Houston County's Rayshon Kennedy, filled," Stoops said. "You have to
overtime. "I thought the guys played gave it to Johnson and went to the same Abbeville's Tre Grimsley, Chipley's Trent talk about something. We don't
hard. We were up two and had a chance play as the previous one, but this time; Forrest, Daleville's Robert McGirt and concern ourselves with it, really.
(to win it) if we get a stop. We were one he went drove around the screen down Eufaula's Jaylin Robinson and Marcellas That's their job to do. Our job is
stop away from winning it, but hat's the lane. As he went up for shot, he was Butler, who also won the tournament's to get ready to play and to do the
off to Dothan. No. 4 made a heck of a hammered to the ground with 6.3 sec- 3-point shootout. work we do." L
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QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE
and maybe a few actual answers
SPEED FREAKS TOP DRIVERS FOR THE TITLE
Acouple questions we > it
had toask -ourselves e i>gsrrn
2014 contenders ... ...e
UPS is moving out of NASCAR.
I .- : faster than it moved Chnstmas- -
Did FedEx win the race of carri
,:. Word, because hen your opponent
S elects to not participate, losing is
S no longer an option. But FedEx can
eAt edefinitely boast that it outlasted UPS
when it comes to NASCAR involve-?
Getsty imaees/JERReY AKIAND ment. UP8 has announced that it will
Let's hope we see more be ut of the racin' game for god
of this in 2014 little- after the 2014 season. UPS ended its
team drivers, like David team sponsorship of Jack Roush's No
Ragan, in Victory Lane. 1 6 car in 2012 and now is taking its
S tens of millions of marketingdollars
What should be NAS- A elsewhere specifically to 68 college
CAR's New Year's athletic programs through marketing
Sresolution for 2014? .behemoth IMG College, which is cur-
GODSPEA Eve outthe rently gobbling up every available big
competition so that the c
iddle of the pack" teams Oops, thatdoesn't sound good:
have a better chance of 4 for NASCAR's business climate,'
winning'races. Only David does it?
Ragan broke the-seal in :'While NASCAR would certainly
K iL 2013 .K ': i rather keep UPS on board, these
KENS CALL To increase things are fluid companies come
its stated efforts to 'put and go every year. Few of them are
more emphas on winig as huge as UPS. In a press-release
races. You can't guarantee statement, UPS Public-Relations
last-lap fiok, bt yu Director Susan Roenberg called it
can encourage them. "strictly a business decision." Well;
And Jimmie Johnson's W yeah, of course We weren't assuming
New Yars resolution? it had anything to do with a lack of pit
ODSPEAK That e passes or quality parking spots. Mean-
GOD while, NASCAR's chief sales officer,
moreiracing epneerts to Jim O'Connell, went td the cabinet
emarked "Universal Statements, Fit
stay he of the curve on for all Occasions" and relased 'the
ru les changes. o following about UPS: "As we celebrate
KEN'S A To keep its long and successful tenure, we also
Chad hppy and welcome seven new companies to the
comfortable. NSure, Jm ie family of Official NASCAR Partners."
could maybe win without That's aimed at those of you includ-
him, but why take that ing his bosses who might cast a
chance? sideways glance in his. direction.
Sportscar testing this Homotogate? Isn't that something
week at Daytona. they do to rmilk?
Where'd the offseason At first glance, it might appear that
'? way. At second glance, it signals a
gfo need for the dictionary. And as it turns
GODSPEAK: There is no Getty Images/ROBERT LABERGE out, to "homologate" means to make
such thing asanoffseason "Getty Images/ROBERT LABERGE ..t to hioiogte me ae
in this day and age. Folks Don't be surprised to see a different version of this photo again at the end of the 2014 Sprint s thingofficial, to bestow upon it
in racing geta day off here, Cup Series season. the Good Housekeeping Seal.
a day off there. I just hope Why do we now know'this?
they got soe eggnogWe havea new year, whichmens anew 2013 Chase He cam out ofthe chute strong, with
KEN'S C$ALL We're in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, which means four consecutive top-five finishes, but was plagued Records Commission annuncped
man's Age of Diminished anybody competing for the championship is tied, bygremlins after that, He could be Ford's top last week thatCoi Braun record
Attention Span. In market- in points in the title chase. Yes, a 43-way tie. driver in 2014 over in the Penske Racing camp. run at Daytona
ing, asow With that, we'll look into'our crystal ball and DENNY HAMLIN: Remember 2010? Hamlin went mph in at Frd er
death. pick the top-fiv.e drivers to watch in the champion- into the final race with the points lead and exited sportscar has, yes, been officially
ship hunt. .- with a frown. In 2013, he not only suffered a frac- homologated by the worid's foremost
This is tricki because NASCAR made dramatic ture to his backbone, but had a lackluster season.
rule changes to the Gen-6 car, which only has one. :'But keep this in mind he won:the season finale pears werealre
H KEY DATES season of competition under its belt. at Homestead, which should give him momen- ord incorrectly. If it's "ho
Dmc6:NASCAR Sparint Cup Obviously, the elite teams with the big budgets tumn going into the 2014 season. He was third on by definition it's official, so to say
s Awards, Las Vegas should have an edge right out of the gate,.but the Joe Gibbs Racing depth chart in 2013, so the. "officiallyhomologated" is redundant,
remember, the fastest car doesn't always win the incentive to perform is flush for glory, isn't it? Let's motve on.
Thunderesng(Sp Cup) race. KEVIN HARVICK: After going the entire 2013
Here are the top-five picks in no particular season as a. lame-duck-driver,. Harvick gets a clean Staten Island is back in the
Jan.13- Daytona Preseason order, other than listing the defending Cup Series sheet at Stewart-Haas Racing. No longer under game?
Thunder testing (trk seres) champion first. the shadow of the, late Dale Earnhardt, Harvick Yes and no. That NASCAR dream
an. 29 NASCA Hall of JIMMIE JOHNSON: He won his sixth Cup Series, may go berserk and have a first-year season like of building a track inthe shadowof
championship in 2013. Now it'son to try to catch Matt Kenseth in 2013. Kenseth won seven races the New YorkCity sklinej s cme
all-time winners Richard Petty and Dale Earn- and finished second in points. Expe-t those kind of and gne That property is now in the
hFeb.ardt, who both notched seven titles. Johnson has numbers from Harvick, hands ofa company that's in the early
qualifying to be the odds-on favorite, since he knows how to CARL EDWARDS: After a year of getting-to- stages of turning it into a marine port.
steer a stock car in playoff mode and represents know-you with veteran crew chief Jimmy Fennig, And frankly, NASCAR's higher-ups
the strongest race team, Hendrick Motorsports, in Edwards could erupt like a dormant volcano. The. including many of the wellheeed
S the series. trick here is to pay attention tO the crew chief. drivers andowners have suh a
BRAD KESELOWSKI: if you are looking for a Fennig knows all the nuances of the'sport, and if long history with floating toys, the
2 3 driver with a big chip on his shoulder, "Kez" is Edwards goes with the Fennig flow, the No. 99 car thought of a marine port might be a
your man. Keselowski won the 2012 Cup Series could become NASCAR's new standard-bearer. "Plan B" they wish they'di dreamed
championship, then turned around and missed the The theme here.should be: Watch. Learn. Listen. up. Considering the NYC red-' .
Doyo_ _veqeso_ ntape that must be involved,
Godwin Kelly is the Daytona Beach News- @nascardaytoa n Ii as ove NAS-
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2014 Sprint Cup''
Feb. 1: Sprint Unlimited at Daytona
Feb.20: Duels at Daytona
March 2: Phoenix Int Raceway
Marh9:. Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Mardh16: Bristol Motor Speedway
Mard, 23: Auto ClubSpeedway
AprI 6: Texas Motor Speedway
Apri 12: Darlngton Raceway
Apil26: Richmond Int. Raceway
May 4: Talladega Superspeedway
May 10: Kansas Speedway
May 17: Al-Star Race at Charlotte
May 25: Charlotte Motor Speedway
Junle 1: Dover Int. Speedway
Jne8a: Pocono Raceway
lime 15: Michigan Int Speedway
lme 22: Sonoma Raceway
lme 28: Kentucky Speedway
July Daytona Int Speedway
ily 13:New Hampshire Motor
Juy 27: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Aug.3: Pocono Raceway
Aug.10: Watkins Glen Int.
Aug.17: Michigan Int. Speedway ''' "
Aug.23: Bristol Motor Speedway
Aug.31: Atlanta Motor Speedway
Sept. 6: Richmond Int Raceway
Sept. Chicagoland Speedway
Sept.21: New Hampshire Motor
Sept.28: Dover Int Speedway
Oct.11:CharlottepModwto Speedway 2961 Penn. Ave., Marianna, FL (850) 526-3511
Oct.19: Talladega Superspeedway
ON, 2: Texas Mton Speedway www.mariannatoyota.com 1-800-423-8002
Nov. 9: Phoenix Int Raceway
lNov. 16: Homestead-Miami Speedway
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