Jackson County Floridan


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Jackson County Floridan
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Sunday Floridan
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Jackson County Floridan
Chipola Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Marianna Fla
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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
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Mack Glass steps in for a close look at one of his mature Satsuma trees as water ices over to protect it in a 32-degree cocoon.
The ice insulates the main frunk of the tree from colder atmospheric temperatures around it.


It seems odd at first glance to purposely ice down
trees that are vulnerable to cold.
But Mack Glass knew that was the only chance his
Satsuma trees had to survive when he learned in his .l
obsessive weather tracking that an arctic blast would N
send. temperatures into the teens here this week. ;
So Monday afternoon around 2 p.m., he started his
sprinkler system to spray water on all 600 trees in his
6-acre Satsuma grove at Cherokee Ranch in Marianna.
The sprinkler posts are placed snugly beside each tree's 4M'
main scaffold, or trunk.
See TREES, Page 7A

This juvenile Satsuma tree (above), freshly planted at Cherokee
Ranch, got special protection from the cold under the cover
of a tarp for the past several days. At left: This Satsuma tree
obviously has enough ice to protect it from the elements.


stop leads

to drug

Staff report
A Panama Jpity woman is facing drug
charges following a nighttime traffic stop
near Alford.
According to the Jackson County Sheriff's
Office, at approximately 10:20
p.m. Wednesday, a JCSO K-9
unit performed a traffic stop
in the area of Sterrett Drive
and Gardenview Road on
a Ford Mustang with faulty
After contact was made with
C elements the vehicle's occupants, a con-
sensual search was performed, which turned
up a small amount of methamphetamine
and a glass pipe which were concealed in a
small wallet.
JCSO says that the wallet was found inside
the purse of car passenger Haven Renea Cle-
ments, 20, of Lake Avenue in Panama City.
Clements was placed under arrest, charged
with possession of a controlled substance
(methamphetamine) and possession of drug
paraphernalia. She was transported to the
Jackson County Jail to await her first appear-
ance in court.

Police: Gun,

car stolen by


Staff report
Law enforcement officers have made an
arrest in Marianna after a juvenile allegedly
choked his grandmother and then stole her
car and shotgun.
According to a press release from the Jack-
son County Sheriff's Office, just before 1 a.m.
Thursday, the agency received a call regard-
ing a juvenile who had battered his grand-
mother and stolen her vehicle and a shotgun
from her residence.
Following the deputy's arrival at the scene,

Marijuana grow operation found in nearby county

Room was hidden ~ f

behind a false wall
and bookcase
Staff Report
Three area residents were arrested
after allegedly being caught tending to
30 marijuana plants at a home in Wash-
ington County, and the related inves-
tigation also led to the discovery of a
marijuana lab concealed behind a false
wall and a bookcase that opened into
the grow room. Authorities say they also
found an active "shake and bake"'meth-
amphetamine lab at the home.
Thomas Ray Chesser, 53, of unincor-
porated Washington County, is charged
with cultivation of marijuana, posses-
sion of more than 20 grams of marijua-
na, manufacturing methamphetamine
and possession of narcotic equipment.
The materials were discovered in his

hnesser Williams Matlok
residence at 2800 Chesser Road, officials
Mason Casey Williams, 39, of Chipley,
is charged with cultivation of marijuana,
possession of narcotic equipment and
possession of methamphetamines.
Jessie Victoria Matlock, 29, of Clarks-
ville is charged with possession of nar-
cotic equipment.
According to a press release from the
Washington County Sheriff's Office,
the arrests and discovery of the grow
lab were tied to an ongoing marijuana
eradication initiative of the Washington
County Drug Task Force, made up of the

Authorities with the Washington County Drug Task Force found a marijuana grow room behind a
false wall and the bookcase shown here after investigators discovered it in a home off Chesser


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Telephone: 850-526-3614
FAX: 850-482-4478
Email: editorial@jcfloridan.com
Street Address:
4403 Constitution Lane
Marianna, FL 32448
Office Hours:
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Jackson County Floridan (USPS 271-840)
is published Tuesday through Friday and
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at Marianna, FL..

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news of general interest free of charge.
Submit your news or Community Calendar
events via e-mail, fax, mail, or hand delivery.
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report an error, please call 526-3614

Community Calendar

Chamber of Commerce Power Breakfast and
Networking Event-7 a.m.- 9 a.m. Agricultural
Center Complex, Penn Ave., Marianna sponsored
by Regions Bank. Guest speaker: Robert Goetz. For
more info call 482-8060.
) ACT Registration deadline-Chipola College for
February test date. For information, call 718-2211 or
visit www.chipola.edu.
) Chamber of Commerce Power Breakfast-7
a.m".-9 a.m. at the Agricultural Center on'Penn Ave.
in Marianna.
))Hooks and Needles -10 a.m. at the Jackson
County Public Library, Marianna Branch. New and
experienced hand crafters welcome to create,
share, learn or teach favorite projects. Call 482-
Chess Club -6 p.m. 8 p.m. First United
MethodistChurch on Clinton St. in Marianna.
Sponsored by Marianna Optimist Club for students
for students 8- 18 years of age in Jackson County.
All students and their parents are welcome. Players
of all skill levels including beginners are welcome.
Call 693-0473.
) Celebrate Recovery 7 p.m. at Evangel Worship
Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna. Adult
and teen meetings to "overcome hurts, habits and
hang-ups." Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

The Boys to Men Choir of Jackson County
Youth Community Choir and the Save Our Chil-
dren Black Awareness Program-9 a.m. 11 a.m.
at Pope Chapel AME Church, 4898 Blue Springs
Rd., Marianna. The Boys to Men Choir of Jackson
County is open to any male ages 3-26. If you would
like to join or need more info contact Carol Marks
693 9630 or Leon Kelly 209-4310.
) Alford Community Health Clinic Hours 10
a.m. until last patient is seen, at 1770 Carolina St. in
Alford. The free clinic for income-eligible patients
,without medical insurance treats short-term illness-
es and chronic conditions. Appointments available
(call 263-7106 or 209-5501); walk-ins welcome.
Sign in before 11 a.m.
)) Chipola Chapter, NSDAR, will meet for "Shar-
ing of Quilts"-11 a.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal
Church, 4362 Lafayette St., Marianna. Arrive at
10:30 to set up quilt display. Bring a brown bag

lunch. Guest welcome. For information contact at
638-1947 or cdjordan@bellsouth.net.
) Girl Scout Winter Tea Party-noon-2 p.m. at
the Masonic Temple 3024 Jefferson St. in Marianna.
Cost is $15 per couple which includes patch. All
girls kindergarten thru 12th grade registered and
unregistered is welcome. Call 209-9772.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 4:30-
5:30 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

))Jackson County Youth Council of the NAACP-
4 p.m. at the St. James AME Church in Marianna.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion
- 6:30 p.m. in AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna. At-
tendance limited to persons with a desire to stop
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting 8 p.m. in
the board room of Campbellton-Graceville Hospital,
5429 College Drive, Graceville.

Marianna Lions Club Meeting Noon at Jim's
Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna. Call
) Tickets on sale for Chipola Artist Series event
Harpist Anna Maria Mendieta-2 p.m. 5 p.m. at
Chipola Box Office or online tickets at www.chipola.
edu. Tickets are $14 adults $10 age 18 and under.
The music and dance program is complete with
Latin instruments and Flamenco dancers.
Employability Workshop-2:30 p.m. Marianna
One Stop Career Center. "Mock Interviewing" is
the workshop. It is free and open to the public. The
workshop is facilitated by a Certified Motivational
Career Coach. Visit employflorida.com to register
for these informative workshops.
) Sneads Elementary School Advisory Coun-
cil meeting-4 p.m. in the school library. Public
))Jackson County Quilters Guild Meeting
- 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church,
3975 U.S. 90 West, Marianna. Business meet-
ings are fourth Mondays; other Mondays are for
projects, lessons and help. All quilters welcome. Call
City of Jacob council Meeting-6 p.m. at the
Jacob City Hall. Public welcome.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist

Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.

Republican Club of West Florida Meeting
- Noon at Jim's Buffet& Grill, 4329 Lafayette St.,
Marianna.,Call 352-4984.
Optimist Club of Jackson County Board Meet-
ing Noon at 4476 Broad St., Marianna.
- Sewing Circle 1 p.m. at Jackson County Senior
,Citizens, 2931 Optimist Drive in Marianna. Call
) Republican Club of West Florida-noon at Jim's
buffet and Grill in Marianna. Keith William will be
speaking on the Affordable Care Act. Do not have to
be a member of Republican Club nor a republican
to attend. Call 352-4984.
) Tickets on sale for Chipola Artist Series event
Harpist Anna Maria Mendieta-2 p.m. 5 p.m. at
Chipola Box Office or online tickets at www.chipola.
edu. Tickets are $14 adults $10 age 18 and under.
The music and dance program is complete with
Latin instruments and Flamenco dancers.
)) Employability Workshop-2:30 p.m. Marianna
One Stop Career Center. "12 Keys'to Success" is
the workshop. It is free and open to,the public. The
workshop is facilitated by a Certified Motivational
Career Coach. Visit employflorida.com to register
for these informative workshops.
))Special School Board Workshop Meeting-5
p.m. Jackson County School Board Office at 2903
Jefferson St., Marianna. Open to the public.
) Autism Support Group Meeting 6 p.m. in the
First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, Marianna
(Clinton Street entrance). Family members, caregiv-
ers and service providers welcome. Call 526-2430.
American Legion Smith-Kelly Post 100 Veter-
ans dinner and meeting-6 p.m. at the American
Legion Hall, Smith-Kelly Post 100 located West of
Marianna-on U.S. 90 next to the national Guard
Armory and Agricultural Center. Guest speaker is
Trey Young of Altha. He will be speaking on training.
horses. For more info call 482-3744.
)) Genealogy Club Meeting-6 p.m. 7:30 p.m. at
the Jackson County Public Library, 2929 Green St.
Marianna. Paula Snellgrove, Family History Director
for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
of Marianna, will speak to the Club about genealogy
resources. Call 482-9631.
Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna. Closed dis-
cussion with 12 & 12 study. Everyone with a desire
to stop drinking is welcome.

The submission deadline for this calendar is two days before publication. Submit to: Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan, P. 0. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447,
email editorial@jcfloridan.com, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.

Police Roundup

Marianna Police Department
The Marianna Police Department listed
the following incidents for Jan. 8, the latest
available report: One accident, one escort,
one report of mental illness, one physi-
cal disturbance, one verbal disturbance,
one burglar alarm, three traffic stops, one
larceny complaint, one animal complaint,
one retail theft, one assist of another agen-
cy, three public service calls, two welfare
checks and 15 home security checks.

Jackson County Sheriff's Office
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office and
county fire/rescue reported the follow-
ing incidents for Jan.8, the latest available
report: Two dead persons (one hospice
death, one natural causes), five abandoned
vehicle reports, four suspicious vehicle
reports, one suspicious person, one escort,

one burglary, one physical disturbance,
four verbal disturbances, one residential
fire, one dumpster fire, two
S ', :- ,reports of a gas leak, 18
medical calls, two fire de-
t Ri E \A apartment assists, one brush
fire, four burglar alarms,
two fire alarms, eight traf-
fic stops, three larceny complaints, two
criminal mischief complaints, one civil
dispute, four follow-up investigations, 13
property checks, seven assists of motorists
or pedestrians, two assists of other agen-
cies, five criminal registrations, one general
transport, one Baker Act transport, and one
violation of injunction.

Jackson County
Correctional Faciflty
The following persons were booked into
the countyjail during the latest reporting

) Thaddeus Svoboda, 22,2737 Penn Ave.,
Marianna, criminal mischief less than
$200, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest
without violence.
) Dennis Moore, 44,5453 Creel St.,
Graceville, failure to appear (fraudulent
use of a credit card, fraudulent use of ID),
violation of state probation.
) Carol Jodon, 70, 64 Larry Poppell Road,
Jesup, Ga., driving under the influence.
) Ryan Peace, 35, 4214 Cedar St., Mari-
anna, hold for Leon Co.
) Dustin Freund, 25, 4487 Blue Star Hwy,
Chattahoochee, hold for Calhoun Co.
) Steven Landry, 34,1794 Virginia St.,
Alford, possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jail Population: 186
To report crime, call CrimeStoppers at 526-5000 or a
local law enforcement agency.To report a wildlife violation,
call 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).



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Pictured (from left) are Garrett Grimsley, First Federal Bank market manager; Steve Benton,
Jackson County superintendent of schools; Michael Kilts, supervisor of Federal Programs
Jackson County School Board; and Sandy Spear, First Federal Bank SVP regional manager.

First Federal Bank contributes

to Jackson County School Board

First Federal Bank con-
First Federal Bank of Flor-
ida proudly announces a
$1,000 contribution to the
Jackson County School
Board. The school board
will use donations to help
fund the backpacks for
kids program which pro-
vides nutritious meals for
The Community Re-
wards Program is a way
for First Federal and the
community to partner
together to support local
organizations. Every time
a First Federal customer,
who is enrolled in the pro-
gram, uses their debit card
to make a signature-based
transaction, First Federal
donates money to a partic-
ipating organization. First
Federal customers just
have to swipe, sign and
support. All money raised
comes from First Federal.

"I am grateful to the
loyalty of our customers
who share in our mission
to provide support to our
communities," said Keith
Leibfried, president and
CEO of First Federal. "It
is through their commit-
ment to First Federal that
we are able to donate to
these organizations that
provide valued services to
our communities. We are
hopeful that our contri-
butions will inspire other
businesses and individuals
to also contribute to these
important worthwhile
At First Federal we be-
lieve that banking with us
is an investment in you.
For over 50 years First Fed-
eral has been committed
to building vibrant com-
munities through the sup-
port of education, sports,
the arts and improving the

quality of life for all. Since
its inception in 2010, First
Federal has given over
$62,000 to local agencies
through the Community
Rewards Program. This is
in addition to the thou-
sands of dollars and volun-
teer hours that First Fed-
eral and its employees give
each year.
If you are interested
in helping support your
community through the
Community Rewards Pro-
gram, stop by your local
First Federal branch or our
call customer care center
at 386-362-3433 to enroll
your debit card. If you are
an organization that is in-
terested in participating in
the Community Rewards
Program, please visit our
website www.ffsb.com
and click on the Contribu-
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The National FFA Creed Speaking CDE is designed to recog-
nize outstanding FFA members for their ability to present the
National FFA Creed in a competitive setting. Members deliver
the Creed from memory and respond to three questions. The event
gives FFA members the opportunity to develop their ability to com-
municate in a powerful, organized and professional manner. The Sub
district II winner was Alyssa Stephens from Marianna FFA. Alyssa will
advance to District competition in February.

State Briefs

AG taps Tampa attorney
to lead office
TALLAHASSEE Florida Attorney
General Pam Bondi is turning to a Tampa
attorney and lobbyist to lead her office.
Bondi is hiring Tyler Cathey to serve
as chief deputy attorney general. Cathey
is currently an attorney with the Tampa
office of Englander Fischer. He served
as a special counsel to Bondi's 2010
Cathey replaces Carlos Muniz, who had
been chief of staff and deputy attorney
general. Muniz joined McGuireWoods
Consulting as a senior vice president on
Dec. 31.
Muniz had worked for Bondi since she
took office in 2011. He played a pivotal
role in helping guide the day-to-day
operations for the Republican attorney
Cathey recently represented hotels
upset that Treasure Island city officials
were allowing people to park their cars

on beaches near the hotels.

Former deputies charged
in jail assault
FORT MYERS Two former DeSoto
County deputies were indicted for lying
and obstructing an investigation into an
assault of an inmate.
The U.S. Justice Department on
Thursday announced that a grand jury
had indicted former deputies Steve
Rizza and Jonathan Mause.
Rizza was charged with violating the
civil rights of another. The indictment
alleges he assaulted a DeSoto County
Jail inmate last May.
Both Rizza and Mause were charged
with falsifying records in a federal
probe, obstructing justice and commit-
ting perjury before a grand jury. Mause
also was charged with making a false
statement to a federal investigator.

From wire reports



O n Dec. 20, the Cottondale FFA delivered a truck load of
requested items to the Marianna Partners for Pets. This sup-
ply drive began at the beginning of November and contin-
ued until December. This opportunity to assist was also extended to
the other classes at Cottondale High. The Cottondale FFA is proud
to be able to support the Partners for Pets and looks forward to con-
tinue this as an annual event. Also the Cottondale FFA would like to
thank all the other classes at the high that helped with this project.
Pictured (from left) are: Stan Scurlock, advisor; Miranda Sapp,
president; and Colby Hargrove, vice president.




Peoples Bank of Graceville recently recognized two bank
employees for dedicated years of service. Both employees
received a gift card as appreciation for their years of service to
the bank and their customers. Pictured are Stacey Martin, five-year
employee and Nichole Evans, 20-year employee. Peoples Bank of
Graceville, one of the area's only independently and locally owned
banks, will be celebrating 40 years of service to Graceville and
surrounding communities in 2014.

Local Brief

NAP Application
closing dates
The Non-insured Crop
Disaster Assistance Pro-
gram provides financial
assistance to producers
of non-insurable crops
when low yields, loss of
inventory or prevented
planning occur due to a
natural disaster. Eligible
producers may apply
for coverage using form
CCC-471 (Application

for Coverage). Producers
must file the application
and service fee by the ap-
plication closing date. The
application closing date
is rapidly approaching for
the following crops:
) Jan. 31 Cucumbers,
) Feb. 28 Beans, canta-
loupe, sweet corn, grapes,
honeydew, peas, pump-
kins, rutabegas, squash,
watermelons, millet (gz),
perennial peanuts (fg) and

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Masonic Lodge No. 99 to hold 40th annual banquet

Special to the Floridan

The Reverend Lance A.
Bonds is a native of New
Orleans and is married to
Carole Council Bonds and
is the father of five and
grandfather of six.
He received his B. S.
Degree in Christian Edu-
cation from the Baptist
College of Florida at
Graceville, Florida and his
A. S. Degree in Criminal
Justice from Enterprise
Community College,
Enterprise, Alabama.
He has done further study
at Liberty Baptist College,

Lynchburg, Va.
He served in the mili-
tary for 24 years before
retiring. While in service,
he served as a military
police officer, served in
the infantry, was an equal
opportunity specialist,
and served as an assistant
biological lab technician
in the Drug and Alcohol
Abuse Program, as well
as a nuclear security
specialist. He accepted the
call to the ministry in 1978
in Colorado Springs, Colo-
rado and was licensed at
the Saint
Joseph Baptist Church

in New Orleans in 1979.
He was ordained at
Headquarters Chapel in
Daleville, Ala. His min-
istry has afforded him
the opportunity and the
experience of bringing
"the Word" to churches in
Alabama, Federal Repub-
lic of German, Hawaii and
He is quite fond of his
prison ministry, foreign
missions and evangelistic
experience. He is a teacher
as well as a preacher who
has as his goal to intro-
duce as many people as
he can to Christ while

developing "intelligent"
worshippers. He strives
to teach Christians to
enjoy their relationship
with Christ and other
people. His greatest desire
is to hear the Master say,
"Well Done!"
He accepted the
call to New Mount
Olive Missionary Baptist
Church on Aug. 31,2013.
When not at New Mt.
Olive, he enjoys spending
time with his family, espe-
cially his grandchildren,
and fulfilling his duties
as Chief of Police of Level
Plains, Ga.

Rev. Lance Bonds will speak
at St. Joseph Masonic
Lodge #99 40th Annual
Banquet on Saturday, Jan.
18, beginning at 6 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall of New
Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist
Church, 2870 Barnes Street,


Religion Calendar

D Youth Activity Night -6
p.m. at Marianna Church of
God. Ages: 12-19. Call 482-
D Ugandan Thunder appear-
ing-6 p.m. St. Luke Missionary
Baptist Church, Marianna.
Call 526-4070 for more infor-
*)) Celebrate Recovery -
Adult, teen meetings to
"overcome hurts, habits and
hang-ups in a safe environ-
ment," 7 p.m. at Evangel Wor-
ship Center with praise and live
worship music, testimonies and
fellowship. Dinner: 6 p.m. Child
care available. Call 209-7856,
) Gospel Sing-7 p.m. Carr
Chapel on S.R. 73, two miles
north of Clarksville. Featured-
singers are "Dixie Echoes." For
more info call 674-8025.

Free clothing giveaway 9
a.m. to noon at Mother Agnes'
Closet, 2856 Orange St. in

Wilburn & Wilburn in
concert-6 p.m. at Trinity
Baptist Church, Marianna. Call
482-3705 or 209-3296.
Dare to Live Healed Heal-
ing School Class 7 p.m. in
the Bascom Town Hall at 4969
Basswood Road. Free classes

taught by Jacquelyn McGriff.
Call 276-6024.

Free clothing giveaway 9
a.m. to noon at Mother Agnes'
Closet, 2856 Orange St. in

) Youth Activity Night 6
p.m.: at Marianna Church of
God. Ages: 12-19. Call 482-
Celebrate Recovery Adult,
teen meetings to "overcome
hurts, habits and hang-ups in
a safe environment," 7 p.m. at
Evangel Worship Center with
praise and live worship music,
testimonies and fellowship. Din-
ner: 6 p.m. Child care available'.
Call 209-7856,573-1131.

Free clothing giveaway 9
a.m. to noon at Mother Agnes'
Closet, 2856 Orange St. in
) Chili Dinner-6 p.m.
Heaven's Way Biker Church,
Cottondale. $5 donation per
person. 7 p.m. Bride takes the
Pastor's 13th Anniversary-
11 a.m. Evergreen Missionary
Baptist Church honoring Rev.
Wallace Godwin. The morning
service will be conducted by
Pastor Thomas Forward. The
afternoon services will begin

at 2:30 with Pastor Nelson
Wilson in charge. Everyone
)January Bible Study
Kickoff Chili Supper-5 p.m.
Bethlehem Baptist Church, .
Kynesville. Everyone is invited.
For more info call 579-9940.
) Gospel Sing-6:30 p.m.
Emmanuel Holiness Church,
Grand Ridge featuring "The

Bible Study-7p.m. 8:30
p~m. Bethlehem Baptist Church
in Kynesville. Classes foi all
ages including nursery to adult.
Light refreshments will be
provided.-Everyone welcome.
For more info call 579-9940.

Dare to Live Healed -
Healing School Class 7
p.m. in the Bascom Town Hall
at 4969 Basswood Road. Free
classes taught by Jacquelyn
McGriff. Call 276-6024. '

Bible Study-7p.m. 8:30
p.m., Bethlehem Baptist Church
in Kynesville. Classes for all,
ages including nursery to adult.
Light refreshments will be
provided. Everyone welcome.
For more info call 579-9940.

Free clothing giveaway 9
a.m. to noon at Mother Agnes'

Closet, 2856 Orange St. in

Youth Activity Night 6
p.m. at Marianna Church of
God.Ages: 12-19. Call 482-
) Celebrate Recovery Adult,
teen meetings to "overcome
hurts, habits and hang-ups in
a safe environment," 7 p.m. at
Evangel Worship Center with
praise and live worship music,
testimonies and fellowship: Din-
ner: 6 p.m. Child care available.
Call 209-7856,573-1131.

Free clothing giveaway 9
a.m. to noon at Mother Agnes'
Closet, 2856 Orange St. in
Fruit of the Spirit Pro-
gram-6:30 p.m. at New
Beginning Outreach Minis-
tries, Inc. in Jacob City. The
program will be conducted by
various ministers from various
churches. The Church of God
By Faith praise team will be in
charge of praise and worship.
Youth department will be

selling hot dog and chili dog
plates. For more info call 352-

Sunday night sing-6:30
p.m. Emmanuel Holiness
Church in Grand Ridge. Special
guest will be "Perfect Grace"
from Valdosta, Ga.

Dare to Live Healed Heal-
ing School Class 7 p.m. in
the Bascom Town Hall at 4969
Basswood Road. Free classes
taught by Jacquelyn McGriff.
Call 276-6024.

Revival-6:30 p.m.'Em-
manuel Holiness Church, Grand
Ridge featuring Pastor Hubert

Free clothing giveaway -' 9
a.m. to noon at Mother Agnes'
Closet, 2856 Orange St. in
Revival-6:30 p.m. Em-
manuel Holiness Church, Grand

Ridge featuring Pastor Hubert

Youth Activity Night -.6
p.m. at Marianna Church of
God. Ages: 12-19. Call 482-
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manuel Holiness Church, Grand
Ridge featuring Pastor Hubert
) Celebrate Recovery Adult,
teen meetings to "overcome
hurts, habits and hang-ups in
a safe environment," 7 p.m. at
Evangel Worship Center with
praise and live worship music,
testimonies and fellowship. Din-
ner: 6 p.m. Child care available.
Call 209-7856,573-1131.

Revival-6:30 p.m. Em-
manuel Holiness Church, Grand
Ridge featuring Pastor Hubert
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Your Guide To Local Houses Of Worship

Alford First Assembly of God
1782 Tennessee St PO. Box 228
Alford, FL 32420 .
Bascom Assembly of God
5516 Hummingbird Rd
Bascom, FL 32423 272-7775
Cypress Grove Assembly of God
3250 Cypress Grove Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-4451
Cords Of Love Assembly Of God
2060 Bethelehem Rd
Cottondale, FL 32431 272-0254
Eastside Assembly of God Church
4723 Hatton St Marianna, FL
lop4664@yahoo.com 526-2422
El Bethel Assembly of God
2503 El Bethel Church Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 593-6044
First Assembly of God
5565 Brown St
Graceville, FL 32440 263-3351
First Assembly of God Church
4186 Lafayette St
Marianna FL 32446
482-2800 www.mariannafirst.org
First Assembly of God Church of
2636 Milton St
Cottondale, FL 32431 352-4626
Faith Haven Assembly of God
7135 Hwy 90
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-8205
Pilgrim Rest Assembly Of God
3347 Pilgrim Rest Church Road
Marianna, FL 32448 579-2300
Welcome Assembly of God
6784 Messer Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-5077

Alford Baptist Church
1764 Carolina St PO. Box 6
Alford, FL 32420 850-573-3249
Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
2137 McLeod St
Cypress, FL 592-4108
Bethel Star Missionary Baptist Church
4134 Lihcoln Ave
Marianna, FL 32448 482-4866
Bethlehem Baptist Church
2300 Bethlehem Rd
Cottondale, FL 32431 579-9940

Circle Hill Baptist Church
7170 Circle Hill Rd
Sneads, FL 32460 592-2327
Collins Chapel Baptist Church
5005 3rd Ave (5499 Collins Chapel Rd)
Malone, FL 32445 569-5644
Crossroads Baptist Church Southern
3276 Main St.- P.O. Box 386
Cottondale Fl. 32431 352-2636.
Damacus Freewill Baptist
3700 Kynesville Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 482-5878
Dellwood Baptist Church
5512 Blue Springs Rd
Greenwood, FL 32443 592-6954
Eastside Baptist Church
4785 Highway 90
Marianna, FL 526-2004
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church
3360 Gardenview Rd
Cottondale, FL 32431 579-4223
Everlena Missionary Baptist
5309 Ellaville Rd
Campbellton, FL 32426 263-3900
First Baptist Church
3172 Main St
Cottondale, FL 32431 352-4586
First Baptist Church
5366 Ninth St PO. Box 98
Malone, FL 32445 569-2426
Faith Baptist Church
2494 Hwy 71 South
Marianna, FL 482-2869
First Baptist Church
8010 Pope St- P.O. Box 246
Sneads, FL 32460
First Baptist Church of Bascom
4951 Basswood Rd P.O. Box 97
Bascom, FL 32423 569-2699
First Baptist Church of Campbellton
2405 Hwy 2
Campbellton, FL 32426 263-3183
First Baptist Church Southern Baptist
987 8th Ave P.O. Box 565
Graceville FL 32440 263-3323
First Baptist Marianna
2897 Green St Marianna, FL 32446
526-4200 www.fbcmarianna.org,
First Freewill Baptist Church of Malone
5440 10th Street (Hwy 71 N.)
PO. Box 385
Malone FL 32445 850-569-2786
First Freewill Baptist Church
7970 Davis St
Sneads, FL 32460 593-5400

Friendship Baptist Church of Malone
5507 Friendship Church Rd
Malone, FL 32445 569-2379
Grand Ridge Baptist Church
2093 Porter Ave P.O. Box 380
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-4846
,Greater Buckhorn Missionary Baptist
4691 Hwy 162
Marianna, FL 32446 -,594-5761
Greenwood Baptist Church
4156 Bryan St PO. Box 249
Greenwood, FL 32443 594-3883
Hasty Pond Baptist Church
4895 Hasty Pond Rd, Marianna, FL
Heaven's Way Biker Church
A Ministry of Alford Baptist Church
3924 Woodrest Rd
Cottondale, FL 32431 334-806-4258
Holly Grove Free Will Baptist Church
2699 Highway 73S
Marianna, FL 32448 482-3489
Inwood Baptist Church
2012 Inwood Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32448 593-5328
Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church
5239 Liberty Hill Road
Bascom, FL 32426 569-5949
Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church
3181 Little Zion Rd P.O. Box 190
Sneads, FL 32460 592-1614
Lovedale Baptist Church
6595 Lovedale Rd Bascom, FL 32423
592-5415 or 592-2134
Marvin Chapel Free Will Baptist Church
2041 Hope School Dr
Marianna, FL 32448 482-5375
Midway Freewill Baptist Church
1600 Church St
6158 Rocky Creek Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 592-8999
Mount Olive Baptist
6045 Hwy 2
Bascom FL 32423 569-5080
Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church
3695 Popular Springs Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 594-4161
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
5382 Old US Road
Malone, FL 32445 569-2049
New Easter Missionary Baptist Church
977 Hope Ave
Graceville, FL 32440 658-8344
New Galilee Missionary Baptist Church
2155 Highway 73 South P.O. Box 234
Marianna, FL 32447 482-5499

New Hoskie Baptist Church
4252 Allen St
Greenwood, FL 32443 594-7243
New Hope Freewill Baptist
Sweet Pond Rd
Dellwood, FL 592-1234
New Hope Missionary Baptist
3996 Wintergreen Rd
Greenwood, FL 32443 592-8802
New Mount Olive Missionary Baptist
2870 Barnes St P.O. Box 312
Marianna, FL 32447 482-7595
New Salem Baptist Church
3478 Kynesville Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 579-4343
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
6687 Brushy Pond Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 718-8401
Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church
6704 Reddoch Road
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-2273
Pine Ridge Baptist Church
3064 Pine Ridge Church Rd
Alford, FL 32420
Piney Grove Baptist Church
2136 Piney Grove Rd,
Cottondale, FL 32431 352-3800
Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church
5481 Pleasant Ridge Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 263-8007
Poplar Springs Missionary Baptist
2662 Poplar Springs Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 526-3176
Providence Baptist Church
6940 Providence Church Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-5481
Rocky Creek Baptist Church
5458 Rocky Creek Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 526-7508
Salem Free Will Baptist
2555 Kynesville Rd
Cottondale, FL 32431 579-4194
Shady Grove Baptist Church
7304 Birchwood Rd
Grand Ridge FL 32442 592-6952
St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church
2871 Orange Street
Marianna, FL 32448 482-2591
St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church
1935 Jacob Road
Cottondale, FL 32431 263-4097
St. Peter Missionary Baptist
7889 McKeown Mill Rd
PO. Box 326 593-3363

Trinity Baptist Church
3023 Penn. Ave
Marianna, FL 482-3705
Union Hill
3115 Union Hill Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 526-5711
Victory Baptist Church
2271 River Rd
Sneads, FL 32460 593-6699
White Pond Baptist Church
P.O. Box 458 Mill Pond Rd
Alford, FL 32420 352-4715
St. Anne Catholic Church
3009 5th St P.O. Box 1547
Marianna, FL 32446 482-3734
Caverns Rd. Church of Christ
4448 River Rd
Marianna, FL 482-2605
Grand Ridge Church of God
2232 Porter Ave Grand Ridge, FL
592-5301 or 592-2814
Marianna Church of God
(All services interpreted for the
hearing impaired.)
2791 Jefferson St, Marianna, FL 32446
482-6264 mariannacog.com
Glorious Gospel Church of God in
4255 Clay St Marianna, FL 32448
594-1096 or 557-4019
Miracle Restoration Center
2997 Hall Street
Marianna, FL 32448 526-2335
Refuge Tabernacle Church of God in
2820 Chipola Street
Marianna, FL 32448 482-2607
The New Zion Temple Church of God
In Christ
1022 Washington Ave
Graceville, FL 32440
Victory Tabernacle Church of God In
6752 Highway 90
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 209-7711

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he children of Damascus Church are shown here present-
ing Christmas gifts to tenants of Chipola Hotel. The children
collected items donated by the church-and fixed gifts bags for
the men and women of the hotel. While delivering the bags they also
entertained the tenants with several Christmas Carols. The children
were truly blessed by their act of giving.

Religion Briefs

Pope strikes
'monsignor'title for
most priests
Francis has done away
with the honorific title
"monsignor" for all but
-a few priests, further
evidence of his desire
for priests to be simple,
humble servants.
The Vatican's Secretary
of State sent a letter to
its embassies asking
them to inform bishops'
conferences of the new
change. From now on, the
Vatican says only diocesan
priests who are "chaplains
of the Holy Father," can
use the honorific, and
then only after they turn
Bishops, vicars and
archbishops still get to be
called "monsignor" and
Holy See officials will

have the title if their office
warrants it.

As cohabitation
gains favor, shotgun
weddings fade
ing together is a growing
arrangement for America's
dating couples who be-
come parents.
The share of unmar-
ried couples who opt to
move in together after
a pregnancy surpassed
what demographers call
"shotgun marriages" for
the first time over the last
decade. That's according
to a forthcoming paper
from the National Center
for Health Statistics.
About 18.1 percent of
all single women who
became pregnant opted
to move in with their

Chicago Catholic
archdiocese to close
6 schools
Catholic Archdiocese
of Chicago announced
it may close up to six
schools at the end of the
academic year and lay
off some staff because of
funding shortfalls.
Catholic schools super-
intendent Sister Mary Paul
McCaughey on Thurs-
day refused to name the
schools that will close.
McCaughey told WMAQ-
TV "there is a lot of hurt"
among the families with
children attending the
schools. She said even
if the schools have been
on a watch list, learning
they will close "is always a

From wire reports


Church sponsors

Town Hall meeting

Special to the Floridan

Bethel AME Church
located at 501 W Orange
Ave. in Tallahassee, under
the guidance of the Rev.
Dr. Julius H. McAllister,
Jr., Senior Minister is
sponsoring: The Church,
Academy and Society
Lecture Series Presents...
Town Hall Meeting: The
Affordable Health Care
Act, What You Need To
Know. The Church is
hosting its inaugural lec-
ture series on Saturday,
Jan. 11, from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. as a Town Hall
The Church intends to
convene discussions and
lecture topics germane
to all people in an effort
to educate and enlighten
our communities. This
meeting will include
presentations and panel
discussions from noted
experts on the Afford-
able Care Act'to include:
Mr. Carl Patten, Director
of Health Policy, Florida
Blue Cross,, Blue Shield;
Dr. Gil Silva, Deputy
Director of CMS, Region
4 (GA and FL), Medicare
and Medicaid; Joseph
Webster, MD, local gas-
troenterologist, and Dr.
Elsie Crowell, consumer
The principal lecturer
and panelist will be Her-
bert Smitherman, M.D.,
MPH, FACP Assistant
Dean of Community and
Urban Health Wayne
State School of Medicine
in Detroit, MI. Dr. Smi-
therman was nominated
for the lofty post of U.S.
Surgeon General. Dr. Smi-
therman is also a former
member of the US Health
Advisory Committee and
co-author of "Taking Care
of The Uninsured: The

Path to Health Reform.
This town hall meet-
ing is intended to erase
all the myths and inform
the public on all germane
aspects related to the
Affordable Health Care
Act and its anticipated
implications on both the
patient and healthcare
What is the Affordable
Care Act? On March 23,
2010, President Obama
signed the comprehen-
sive health reform, the
Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act into
Law. This law focuses
on provisions to provide
more Americans with af-
fordable health insurance
coverage, control health
care costs, closing the gap
on healthcare dispar-
ities thus improving
the healthcare delivery
system. According to the
US Census over 30 million
Americans don't have
health insurance and 50
percent of the uninsured
are the working class.
Some of the benefits
of the Affordable Care
Act include:
Free preventive
healthcare appointments
Health insurance
coverage for you and your
children, even if you have
pre-existing conditions.
*Coverage for people 26
years of age or younger,
even for those who do not
live with parents and are
not students.
*Creation of the Health
Insurance Marketplaces
to enroll, which opened
on Oct. 1, 2013. and
continue through March
What is a Health Insur-
ance Marketplace? Health
Insurance Marketplace
can help you find the best
health insurance plan for

your needs and budget.
All plans in Marketplaces
will offer comprehensive
coverage, and you will be
able to compare available
options, prices, and plans
by filling our just one ap-
plication. After you apply,
you will learn whether
y6u qualify for free or
low cost health care,
such as Medicaid or the
Children's Health Insur-
ance Program. All health
insurance plans in the
Marketplaces are offered
by private companies.
Your state has the
choice to host a Market-
place or to allow
the United States De-
partment of Health and
Human Services to host
it. For South Georgia
and North Florida it is
Blue Cross, Blue Shield.
Commonly asked ques-
tions will be discussed
during the Town Hall
Meeting: What are the
different types of plans
being offered? What if
I have a pre-existing
condition? What if I can't
afford or don't get health
insurance? What will be
the penalty? How and
where do I get enrolled
in my community? What
if I already have health
insurance? Can I still use
a Marketplace? What are
navigators and how can
they help me get en-
rolled? Get informed
so that you can start
to take Charge of Your
Health! For more
information you may
contact Darryl Jones,
Public Relations at Bethel
AAME Church at 576-
7501 or Linda I. Walden,
MD, Program Chair at

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Marianna Church of the Nazarene
2987 N Madison St
Marianna, FL 32446 372-4605
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
4362 Lafayette St
Marianna, FL 482-2431
Christian Center Church
4791 Sheffield Dr PO. Box 450
Marianna, FL 32447
526-4476 or 526-4475
Country Gospel Community Church
Compass Lake in the Hills
650 Apalachicola Ave
Alford, FL 32420 (850) 579-4172
Resurrection Life Christian Fellowship
2933 Madison Street
Marianna, FL 526-2617
New Beginnings Worship Center
1165 Highway 69
Grand Ridge, FL 32442
592-5791 www.nbworship.com
New Beginning Outreach Ministries, Inc.
2254 Magnolia Dr.
Cottondale, FL 32431 (850) 352-4733
Evangel Worship Center
2645 Pebble Hill Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 526-S232
New Life Family Church
4208 Lafayette St
Marianna, FL 32446 526-2132
The Bridge Church
2515 Commercial Park Dr
Marianna, FL 32448 209-2733
Emmanuel Holiness Church
2505 Sandridge Church Rd
Sneads, FL 32460 593-5167
Hickory Level Community Church
1221 Dipper Rd
Marianna, FL 32448
482-4696 or 482-2885
Oak Ridge Freewill Holiness Church
2958 Milton'Ave
Marianna, FL 573-7684
Sneads Community Church
1948 Desoto Ave PO. Box 1349
Sneads, FL 32460 593-5650
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
3141 College St
Marianna, FL 32446 482-8159

Ascension Lutheran Church
3975 W. Hwy 90
Marianna, FL 482-4691
Bascom United Methodist Church
4942 Basswood Rd P.O. Box 67
Bascom, FL 32423 569-2231
Cypress United Methodist Church
6267 Cemetery Ave
Cypress, FL 32432 263-4220
First United Methodist Church
1111 8th Ave
Graceville, FL 263-3342
First United Methodist Church
2901 Caledonia St
Marianna, FL 482-4502
Grace United Methodist
4203 W. Kelson Ave
Marianna, FL 482-4753
Grand Ridge United Methodist Church
6911 Iowa Street
Grand Ridge, FL'32442
Greenwood Chapel AME
5426 Fort Rd
Greenwood, FL 32443 594-1112
Greenwood United Methodist
4220 Bryan St
Greenwood, FL 32443 594-5755
Henshaw Chapel AME Church
2370 Glastel St,'P.O. Box 535
Cottondale, FL 32431 875-2610
Jerusalem AME Church
2055 Hwy 73
Marianna, FL 32448 482-5085
McChapel AME Church
4963 Old U.S. Rd
Marianna, FL 569-2184
Mt. Shiloh AME Church
6702 Biscayne Road
Bascom, FL 32423 569-1044
New Bethel Christian Methodist
Episcopal Church
2487 Highway 1
Campbellton, FL 32426 263-4647
Pope Chapel African Methodist
Episcopal Church
4898 Blue Springs Rd, P.O. Box 6000
Marianna, FL'32447 482-2900
Shady Grove United Methodist Church
7305 Birchwood Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-9277
Sneads First United Methodist Church
8042 Church St, P.O. Box 642
Sneads, FL 32460 593-6481
Friendship Christian Methodist
Episcopal (CME) Church
5411 Avery Rd, PO.Box 302
Campbellton, FL 32426 263-1111

1st United Methodist Church of
P.O. Box 458
Cottondale, FL 32431 352-4426
Salem AME Church
5729 Browntown Rd, PO. Box 354
Graceville, FL 32440 263-3344
Springfield AME Church
4194 Union Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 352-4252
St. James AME Church
2891 Orange St, PO. Box 806
Marianna, FL 32447 526-3440
St. Paul AME Church
5180 Hwy 273, PO. Box 40
Campbellton, FL 32426 263-0333
Snow Hill AME Church
5395 Snow Hill Rd, PO. Box 174
Malone, FL 32445 569-5315
Mt. Olive AME Church
2135 Fairview Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 482-7917
Bethlehem AME Church
3100 Lovewood Rd, P.O. Box 752
Cottondale, FL 32431
352-2111 or 352-4721
Greater St. Luke AME Church
5255 11th Ave, P.O. Box 176
Malone, FL 32445 569-5188
2nd Chance Ministries
2840 McPherson St
Marianna, FL 32446 557-9885
Believers Outreach Ministry
3471 Hwy 90 W
Marianna, F 32446 352-4926
Cypress Creek Community Church
1772 Macedonia Road, PO Box 496
Alford, FL 32420 636-0360
Ever Increasing Word of Faith Ministries
3749 Skyview Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 526-4704
Heaven's Garden Worship Center
3115 Main Street
Cottondale, FL 32431
(850) 579-9936 www.aidaspina.org
Faith Cornerstone Church Ministries
5460 Collins Chapel Rd
Malone, FL 32445 569-5600
Foundation Temple Apostolic Faith
3341 Tendell Rd
Cottondale, FL 32431 352-3884
Glass Community Church
4005 Veteran's Road
Cottondale, FL 32431
(850) 272-7205 (850) 263-6715
Haven of Rest Church of Restoration
Worship Center
2261 Haven of Rest Road
Cottondale, FL 32431

Love and Restoration Ministries
2990 Heritage Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 526-2730
Mill Springs Christian Chapel
1345 Mill Springs Rd, P.O. Box 83
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 526-2519
Rivertown Community Church
(Meets at the new Marianna High Schoql)
3546 Caverns Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 482-2477
Rocky Creek Tabernacle
1890 Delta Lane
Marianna, FL 32448 272-0917
St. Andrews (FC) Church Ministries
978 Hwy 71 S
Marianna, FL 32448 569-5600
Sunrise Worship Center
2957 Hall St, Marianna, FL 482-8158
The Sanctuary
4070 Old Cottondale Rd
Marianna, FL 482-8720
Apostolic Revival Center of Marianna
3001 Hwy 71 N, P.O. Box 634
Marianna, FL 32446 482-3162
Christian Covenant Life Center
2011 Finley Ave.
Grand Ridge, FL 32448 592-4737
Shady Grove Pentecostal Holiness
7541 Shady Grovp Rd
Grand Ridge, .FL 32442 592-6203
Sneads Pentecostal Holiness Church
2036 Gloster Ave
Sneads, FL 32460
593-4487 or 593-6949

Praise Life Ministries
7360 Hwy 90, PO. Box 177
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-4166
Prayer Temple Church Of Prayer For All
3341 Plantation Circle
Marianna, FL 32446 482-3343
United Pentecostal Deliverance
5255 10th Ave
Malone, FL 32445 569-5989
First Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Church (USA)
2898 Jefferson St
Marianna, FL 32446
526-2430 www.firstpresmarianna.org
fpcmarianna@embarqmail.com or
Church of Jesus Christ of Marianna
4060 Thomasville Lane
Marianna, FL 32448 482-2282
Emmanuel SDA Church
4531 Basswood Rd
Greenwood, FL 32443 594-3200
Marianna Seventh Day Adventist
4878 Highway 90
Marianna, FL 32446 526-2487
Salem Wesleyan Church
2764 Salem Church Rd
Sneads, FL 32460 (850) 593-6679

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Cargo ship with gifts, ants heads to space station

The Associated Press

- A privately launched
supply ship rocketed to-
ward the International
Space Station on Thursday
following a series of delays
ranging from the cold to
the sun.
Orbital Sciences Corp.
launched its unmanned
Antares rocket from Wal-
lops Island, Va., offering a
view to nearby states along
the East Coast. It success-
fully hoisted a capsule
packed with 3,000 pounds
of equipment and experi-
ments provided by NASA,
as well as food and even
some ants for an educa-
tional project. Christmas
presents also are on board
for the six space station
residents; the delivery is a
month late.
The spacecraft, named
Cygnus, should reach the
station Sunday. The orbit-
ing outpost was zoom-
ing over the Atlantic near
Brazil when the Antares
blasted off.
"It's going to be an excit-
ing weekend," Japanese
astronaut Koichi Wakata
said in a tweet from the
space station.
The delivery had been
delayed three times since
December, most recently
because of a strong solar
storm. Engineers initially
feared solar radiation
might cause the rocket to
veer off course. But addi-
tional reviews Wednesday
deemed it an acceptable
risk. Previous delays were
due to space station repairs
and ,frigid temperatures.
Thursday was a relatively
balmy 45 degrees.
NASA is paying Orbital
Sciences and the SpaceX

An Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket sits on a launch pad before its launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., on Monday. The rocket
is carrying the company's first official resupply mission to the International Space Station.

company to restock the
space station. The Orbital
Sciences' contract alone is
worth $1.9 billion.
This was Orbital Scienc-
es' second trip to the orbit-
ing lab, but its first under
the contract. The company
conducted a successful
test run last September.
Two more trips are sched-
uled for this year. Orbital
Sciences launches from
NASA's Wallops Flight Fa-
cility in eastern Virginia, its
corporate base. California-
based SpaceX flies from

Cape Canaveral. It's sched-
uled to make its fourth
supply run next month.
"Great way to start out
the new year ... we're all
smiles here," said Bill Wro-
bel, director of NASA's Wal-
lops facility, after Thurs-
day's launch.
The U.S., Russian and
Japanese space station res-
idents eagerly awaited the
goodies inside the Cygnus.
Their families included
Christmas gifts; the Cygnus
should have arrived in time
for the holiday. NASA also

tucked in some fresh fruit.
When asked earlier this
*week if any gifts were
swapped out given the de-
lay, Orbital Sciences' exec-
utive vice president Frank
Culbertson quipped, "We
haven't. changed them out
for Valentine's cards.
"We think they'll enjoy
them anyway," he told
NASA is counting on pri-
vate industry to keep the
space station well stocked
and, in another four years,
to provide rides to the out-

post for U.S. astronauts,
Until then, NASA is forced
to buy seats on Russian
Soyuz capsules. The space
shuttles provided most of
the heavy lifting until their
retirement in 2011.
Russia, Europe and Ja-
pan make their own sup-
ply runs.
Orbital Sciences named
this Cygnus capsule after
the late shuttle astronaut
C. Gordon Fullerton, who
died in August at age 76
after suffering a stroke. He
flew the airplane for the

company's air-launched
Pegasus rocket during the
After arriving at the
space station, the Cygnus
will be unloaded and then
filled with trash and cuf
loose for a fiery re-entry in
Space station construc-
tion began in 1998 and
ended with the shuttle
program. The White House
on Wednesday agreed to
a four-year lifetime ex-
tension for the station, to

Region Briefs
Ala. man sentenced an Eight Mile bar in
ftAlAhth December 2010.

M IUUein
man accused of fatally
shooting two men
outside a bar in 2010 has
been sentenced to die by
lethal injection.
Al.com reported Thurs-
day that 51-year-old
Jerry Dwayne Bohan-
non showed no emotion
when he was sentenced
in the shooting outside

Bohannon was con-
victed inthe deaths of
24-year-old Jerry Duboise
and 45-year-old Anthony
Harvey in November.

Failing Ala. schools
list to be released
- The Alabama Depart-
ment of Education is
planning to release a list of

failing schools sometime
next week.
AL.com reported Thurs-
day that the new list will
be based on test scores
that were released this fall.
The Alabama Account-
ability, which was passed
last year, Act gives parents
of students in failing
schools a tax credit if
their children transfer to
private institutions.
From wire reports


cordially invites you to the

Kurt Mix (center) leaves Federal Court with unidentified members of his defense team in New
Orleans, Dec. 18, after he was convicted of one charge that he deleted text messages from his
cellphone to obstruct a federal investigation of the company's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf
of Mexico. He was acquitted of a second-charge. A federal jury deliberated for more than nine
hours since hearing closing arguments Monday before reaching a verdict on Kurt Mix's case.
The count of obstruction of justice carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a
$250,000 fine.

Spill trial: Lawyers chided

for contacting jurors

The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS A federal judge on
Thursday ordered lawyers for a former BP
engineer to refrain from any further con-
tact with jurors who convicted the engi-
neer of trying to obstruct a federal probe
of the company's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf
of Mexico.
Kurt Mix's attorneys have said they in-
terviewed some jurors after the Dec. 18
verdict and found evidence of juror mis-
conduct that warrants a new trial.
In Thursday's order, U.S. District Judge
Stanwood Duval Jr. said he is concerned
about the "appropriateness" of lawyers in-
terviewing jurors without his permission.
The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals has "expressed general
hostility toward the practice of post-trial
juror interviews," the judge noted.
Duval instructed Mix's attorneys and
Justice Department prosecutors to submit
written arguments by Jan. 24 on whether
the defense lawyers' contact with jurors
should affect their motion for a new trial.
Duval is set to hear arguments Feb. 26 on
the motion for a new trial.
Mix, 52, of Katy, Texas, was convicted
of one count of obstruction of justice for
deleting a string of text messages to and
from a BP supervisor from his iPhone.
Jurors acquitted him of the second
count of the same charge, which carries a
Maximum sentence of 20 years in prison

and a $250,000 fine. Mix is scheduled to
be sentenced March 26.
In a Jan. 2 court filing, Mix's lawyers said
they learned from post-trial juror inter-
views that one juror told the others dur-
ing their deliberations about overhearing
a conversation in a courthouse elevator
that made that juror feel more comfort-
able about convicting Mix.
Mix's attorneys also said some jurors,
in conversations outside the deliberation
room, apparently engaged in "horse trad-
ing" that would ensure a split verdict.
Although Duval didn't specifically tell
attorneys that they weren't permitted to
contact jurors after the verdict, the judge
noted that he instructed jurors to refrain
from discussing their deliberations.
After the April 2010 blowout of BP's Ma-
condo well, Mix worked on a team of ex-
perts who made an unsuccessful attempt
to stop the spill using a technique called
"top kill."
On May 26, 2010, the day that top kill
began, Mix estimated in a text to his su-
pervisor that more than 630,000 gallons
of oil per day were spilling three times
BP's public estimate of 210,000 gallons
daily and a rate far greater than what the
top kill could handle.
Jurors concluded Mix broke the law
when he deleted that text and many oth-
ers in October 2010 even though BP had
notified him that he was obligated to pre-
serve all of his spill-related records.

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Mack Glass checks on the Meyer lemon tree planted just outside his front door. With the tree connected to the same irrigation
lines as his Satsuma orchard a mile or so away, Glass monitors the ice formation on the lemon tree as a quick gauge of
progress in the grove. It saves him a few trips down Dipper Road, which can sometimes be a rough, muddy trip.

From Page 1A
By nightfall, the water
was turning to ice as he'd
The ice insulated the
trees at the 32-degree
freezing point, providing
a shield against the lower
temperatures to come as
Jackson County became a
deep freeze Tuesday and
He ran the water non-
stop until around 11 a.m.
Wednesday, when the ici-
cles on the trees started to
melt under a sunny sky.
He first noticed the melt-
ing trend when he stepped
outside his house to check
on a Meyer lemon tree he
has growing in his front
yard.. Connected to the
same irrigation system as
his Satsuma grove a mile
or so away, the lemon tree
provides Glass a quick as-
sessment of how things are
likely going ii -the grove.
The sentinel lemon tree
saves him a few trips down
Dipper Road, a ride that
can sometimes be' muddy
and messy.
He knew as he watched
the little droplets of wa-
ter hit the ground that his
trees could now safely be
released from their icy
cocoons because tem-
peratures would not dip
below the 28-degree line
that's the danger point for
his trees. Icing the trunk
helps the tree maintain a
higher temperature and
safeguard its leaves, which
bring the nutrients needed
for fruiting.
The remedywasn't cheap.
Glass estimates that it costs
him $2.50 an hour to run
the system, with electrical

From Page 1A
Washington County Sheriff's
Office and the Chipley Police
Officials described the
grow operation as an elabo-
rate setup that included
several marijuana plants
growing in pots and a cus-
tom lighting system. The op-
eration "employed an active
carbon dioxide tank, timers,
heaters and fans to cultivate
thousands of dollars worth
of marijuana," the release
The methamphetamine
was being processed in a
separate part of the house,
officials raid.

From Page 1A
it was determined that the
juvenile had wanted to flee
the area due to possibly
being in trouble with law
enforcement regarding an
unrelated incident.
The deputy got a descrip-
tion of the stolen vehicle
and the juvenile, and the

In the foreground above, a juvenile Satsuma is covered in a tarp, while the older trees in the
grove survive with coats of ice. Below, water sprays from an irrigatioh line onto a Satsuma
tree at Cherokee Ranch, with the cold turning it quickly to ice.

costs figured in.
But it saved his crop,
which he hopes will come
to more than 750 Satsumas
per tree. The trees will start
blooming in spring, and
the fruit will be ready to
pick in late November.
Glass said he felt for-
tunate that this was the
first time he'd had to ice
his trees, despite this be-
ing the fifth freeze event
in the county so far this
year. The previous ones, he
said, were borderline and
not enough to warrant the
He was very optimis-

tic Wednesday when he
looked across his orchard,
expecting all the trees to
He and a few other farm-
ers started growing Sat-
sumas a few years back,
learning from history
about the danger of hard
Back in the 1920s, Sat-
suma farms were a thriv-
ing concern in Jackson
County. In fact, it was so
robust that the community
held Satsuma Festivals for
a few years. Those celebra-
tions bought thousands of
people to Marianna.

But a hard freeze one
year killed off most of the
trees in the county and
the industry just never
Glass is determined
to make sure his trees
don't suffer the same
fate. In fact, he's hoping
to expand his grove one
day, and he's got plenty
of room to grow it. He
said it will someday be
passed down to his son,
Grant Glass, and index-
pendent contractor who
has worked with him in
the operation for the past
two years, full time when
he's not busy on one of
his construction jobs.
Glass and others are
trying again to establish
Satsumas as a significant
factor in the local farm-
ing community.
His current customer
base is filled with school
systems all across Florida
that put his Satsumas on
students' lunch plates.
The seedless, easy-to-
peel treats continue
to gain traction in the
school markets.

These marijuana plants were confiscated by the Washington County Drug Task Force after
they were discovered. Officials say the grow operation included a custom lighting system,
carbon dioxide tanks, timers, heater and fans.

information was broadcast
to other units in the county
and the city of Marianna.
From the victim, the
JCSO deputy learned that
when she refused to give
her grandson the keys to
her vehicle, he choked her
and forcefully took them
from her purse. He then cut
the phone lines to keep her
from calling for help and
took her shotgun from be-

side the bedroom door be-
fore fleeing in her vehicle.
Around 1:30 a.m., an offi-
cer with the Marianna Po-
lice Department observed
the stolen vehicle traveling
inside the city limits and
performed a traffic stop on
it. The MPD officer, along
with another JCSO deputy,
was able to take the juve-
nile into custody without
incident and recovered

the stolen vehicle and
The juvenile was ar-
rested and transported
to the Department of Ju-
venile Justice in Panama
City. He was charged
with battery on a person
over 65, domestic battery
by strangulation, grand
theft auto, grand theft
firearm, and tampering
with a witness.


James and Sikes
Funeral Home
Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Fl 32446

William E.

William E. Burke, 76, of
Marianna died Wednesday,
January 8, -2014 at his resi-
Mr. Burke was a lifelong
resident of Marianna. He
served in the U.S. Army for
four years, retired from the
Dozier School for Boys and
was a Baptist by faith. Mr.
Burke dedicated his life to
hard work and taking care
of his family.
He was preceded in
death by his only beloved
son, Eddie Burke; mother
Evelyn Mead and father
Mitchell Burke.
He is survived by his wife
of 56 years Dorothy Burke;
one sister, Opal Dykes of
Panama City; two brothers,
Wayne Mead and Steve
Mead both of Houston TX.;
one daughter-in-law, Don-
na Burke of Cottondale;
two grandsons, Eli Burke,
Jock Burke and wife, Erica
all of Marianna; three great
grandchildren, Morgan,
Ethan and Levi Burke; a
host of nieces, nephews
and many loving friends.
Funeral service will be
held 2 p.m. Monday, Janu-
ary 13, 2014 at James and
Sikes Maddox Chapel. Bur-
ial will follow in Cypress
Cemetery with James and
Sikes Funeral Home Mad-
dox Chapel directing.
Visitation will be held
one hour prior to services.
Expressions of sympathy
may be made online at

Peavy Funeral Home
20367 NW Evans Ave.
Blountstown, Fla. 32424

John Wayne
..'y .** Al"

John Wayne Odom, 61,
passed away Jan. 4, 2014 at
Jackson Hospital with his
family at his side.
He was born in Ozark,
AL, Jan. 28, 1952. He was a
lifetime fisherman out of
Destin, spent many years
in the Round Lake and
Alford area and resided in
Grand Ridge.
Preceding him in death
are his parents Curtis and
Willene Odom, three be-
loved brothers, Glenn,
Robert and Tommy Odom.
Survivors include: daugh-
ter, Lisa Crawford and her
husband, Lamar of Altha;
son Wayne Odom and his
wife, Jennifer of Round
Lake; brothers, Kenny
Odom of Grand Ridge,
Scott Odom of Ariton, AL;
sisters, Glenda Benefield of
Georgetown, BeeBee Spri-
nger of Grand Ridge, Mona
Goolsby of Ariton, AL and
Michelle Reber of Louisia-
na; grandchildren, David,
Cody, Erin, Jonathan,

Joanie, Jeorgeann and Jus-
tin; great-grandchild, Bran-
don, in addition, aunts, un-
cles, cousins, nieces, neph-
ews and many friends.
A memorial service will
be held at the home of
BeeBee Springer, 7213
Shady Grove Rd., Grand
Ridge, FL, on Sat., Jan. 11,
2014 from 1:00 pm until
6:00 pm.
He will be greatly missed.
All arrangements are un-
der the direction of Marion
Peavy at Peavy Funeral
Home in Blountstown, FL.
Funeral Home
Sneads, Florida
Phone 850-593-9900

Rufus B. Sauls

Mr. Rufus B. Sauls, age
85, of Sneads, Florida
passed away at Jackson
Hospital in Marianna, Flor-
ida on January 9; 2014 af-
ter a short illness.
He was bom in Omega,
Georgia and lived in this
area for the last 33 years.
He was a member of the
First Baptist Church in
Sneads, Fl. He was a Be-
loved Sunday School
Teacher for many years, a
U.S. Navy Veteran in the
Korean Conflict and was
retired with the Gulf Power
Company after 38 years of
He was survived by his
wife, Barbara R. Sauls of
Sneads, FL; four sons, Den-
*nis Sauls and wife Anna,
David Sauls and wife Joyce,
Greg Sauls all of Panama
City, FL and Joey Sauls of
Panama City Beach, FL;
one brother, John !Sauls of
Norman Park, GA; one sis-
ter, Ouida Sauls of Tifton,
GA, fourteen grandchildren
and nine great grandchil-
dren and several nieces
and nephews.
Services will be Sunday,
January 12, 2014 at 3:00
PM CST at First Baptist
Church in Sneads, FL. Visi-
tation with the family will
be one hour prior to serv-
Lanier-Andler Funeral
Home in Sneads, Florida is
in charge of arrangements.
Phone 850-593-9900.
James and Lipford
Funeral Home
P.O. Box 595
5390 Cotton St.
Graceville, FL 32440

Harvey B.

Harvey "Shorty" B. Strick-
land, 92 and a half, of
Graceville passed to his
Heavenly home on Wed-
nesday, January 8, 2014 at
the home of his daughter
following an extended ill-
Funeral service will be 2
p.m., Saturday, January 11,
2014 at Damascus Baptist
Church with Revs. Chester
Padgett and Greg Ford offi-
ciating. Burial will follow in
church cemetery, James
and Lipford Funeral Home
in Graceville directing.
Family will receive friends
at the church 6 p.m. until 8
p.m., Friday, January 10,
Flowers accepted or fami-
ly request those wishing to
make memorials to Dam-
ascus Baptist Church Cem-
etery Fund 5083 Hwy. 77
Graceville, FL 32440,
Emerald Coast Hospice
4374 Lafayette Street Ma-
rianna, FL 32446 or your
favorite charity.


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Christie fires aide, apologizes for traffic jams

The Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. Republican
Gov. Chris Christie fired one of
his top aides Thursday and apol-
ogized repeatedly for his staff's
"stupid" behavior, insisting dur-
ing a nearly two-hour news con-
ference that he had no idea any-
one around him had engineered
traffic jams as part of a political
vendetta against a Democratic
"I am embarrassed and hu-
miliated by the conduct of some
of the people on my team,"
Christie said as he addressed
the widening scandal, which
could cast a shadow over his ex-
pected run for the White House
in 2016.
The famously blunt governor
fielded dozens of questions from
reporters with uncharacteristic
patience and at times a sorrow-
ful tone.
Christie, who had previously
assured the public that his staff
had nothing to do with the Sep-
tember lane closings that caused
major backups at the George
Washington Bridge, said he fired
Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget
Anne Kelly "because she lied to
me" when he demanded weeks
ago that anyone who knew any-
thing about the episode come
The gridlock in Fort Lee de-
layed emergency vehicles, school
buses and countless commuters
for four days.
Kelly was the latest casualty in
the scandal. Two other top Chris-

In this Sept. 12 photo provided by the Office of the Governor of New Jersey, Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne
Kelly (right) stands with Gov. Chris Christie (left) during a tour of the Seaside Heights, N.J., boardwalk after it was
hit by a massive fire. Christie fired Kelly on Thursday and apologized over and over for his staff's "stupid" behavior,
insisting during a nearly two-hour news conference that he had no idea anyone around him had engineered traffic
jams as part of a political vendetta against a Democratic mayor.

tie appointees have resigned in
the past few weeks.
The investigation broke wide
openWednesday with the release
of emails and text messages that
suggested Kelly arranged the
traffic jams to punish Fort Lee's
mayor for not endorsing Christie
for re-election.
In other developments:
) The chief federal prosecutor
in New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Paul
Fishman, said he is "reviewing

the matter to determine whether
a federal law was implicated."
The Legislature also is investi-
gating. Using public resources
for political ends can be a crime.
Democratic Connecticut Gov.
Dannel R Malloy, a former pros-
ecutor and mayor, said there
was "no doubt", a crime was
committed. '
) David Wildstein, a Christie
appointee who resigned from
the Port Authority of New York

and New Jersey after being im-
.plicated in the scandal, was
found in contempt by a legisla-
tive committee Thursday after
he invoked his Fifth Amendment
right against self-incrimination
and refused to answer questions.
The Port Authority operates the
bridge and other area bridges
and transit hubs.
) Christie traveled to Fort Lee
later in the day and apologized in
person to Mayor Mark Sokolich.

Christie said they had a "produc-
tive meeting," and Sokolich told
The Record newspaper the gov-
ernor had taken "a big step" to-
ward regaining the trust of Fort
Lee's residents.
) Six state residents, though,
filed a federal lawsuit against
Christie, the state, the Port Au-
thority and others, calling the
traffic jams "deliberate actions."
The political-payback allega-
tions turned a local traffic furor
into a national issue and raised
questions about Christie's lead-
ership and integrity as he lays the
groundwork for a White House
bid. Democrats at the national
level have seized on the scandal
as more evidence that Christie is
a bully.
The governor brushed off
questions about the effect on his
presidential prospects, saying he
was too busy governing the state
to think about that.
"I am absolutely nowhere near
beginning that consideration
process," he said. "I haven't even
been sworn in for my second
term yet."
Afterward, some political ana-
lysts on both sides of the aisle
said Christie would probably
pull through OK provided
there are no more surprises.
Democratic operative David
Axelrod complimented Christie
for handling the news confer-
ence "as well as he could," writ-
ing on Twitter, "Unless smok-
ing gun turns up tying him to
scheme, or others arise, he lives
2 fight another day."

Some find health insurers have no record of them

The Associated Press

cord-keeping snags could
complicate the start of
insurance coverage this
month as people begin
using policies they pur-
chased under President
Barack Obama's health
care overhaul.
Insurance companies are
still trying to sort out cases
of so-called health insur-
ance orphans; customers
for whom the government
has a record that they en-
rolled, but the insurer does
Government officials say
the problem is real but un-
der control, with orphan
records being among the
roughly 13,000 problem
cases they are trying to
resolve with insurers. But
insurance companies are
worried the process will
grow more cumbersome as
they deal with the flood of
new customers who signed
up in December as enroll-
ment deadlines neared.
More than 1 million peo-
ple have signed up through
the federal insurance mar-
ket that serves 36 states.
Officials contend the er-
ror rate for new signups is
close to zero.
Insurers, however, are
less enthusiastic about the
pace of the fixes. The com-
panies also are seeing cases
in which the government
has assigned the same
identification number to
more than one person, as
well as so-called ghost files
in which the insurer has an

This photo taken Jan. 5 shows Sharon Van Daele posing for the
photographer in her home in Tucson, Ariz.

enrollment record but the
government does not.
But orphaned files -
when the insurer has no
record of enrollment are
particularly concerning
because the companies
have no automated way to
identify the presumed pol-
icyholder. They say they
have to manually compare
the lists of enrollees the
government sends them
with their own records
because the government
never built an automated
system that would do the
work much faster.
"It's an ongoing con-
cern," said Robert Zirkel-
bach, a spokesman for
the industry trade group
America's Health Insur-
ance Plans. "Health plans
can't process enrollments
they haven't received from
the exchange."
Julie Bataille, commu-
nications director for the

federal health care rollout,
disputes the industry's
"We have fixed the is-
sues that we knew were a
problem, and we are now
seeing nearly zero errors in
the work moving forward,"
she said.
A federal "reconciliation"
team, including techni-
cians, deals directly with
more than 300 insurers to
resolve sign-up problems,
she said, while the gov-
ernment's call center has
caseworkers to help con-
sumers directly.
Insurers use the term "or-
phan" for the problematic
files because they are refer-
ring to customers who have
yet to find a home with the
carrier they selected. The
files have cropped up since
enrollment began last fall
through HealthCare.gov.
The site was down. an es-
timated 60 percent of the

time in October.
Since then, the front-end
interaction between cus-
tomers and the website
has largely been fixed.
But insurers worry that
the back-end problems
will grow more acute aEs
they process the wave of
customers who signed up
at the end of 2013. More
than 2 million people had
enrolled. by the end of
the year, either through
HealthCare.gov or state-
run websites.
Aetna spokeswoman
Susan Millerick said or-
phaned files were "man-
ageable over the short
term." But she added that'
manually comparing en-
rollment files will not work
over the long term and that
the federal website needs a
permanent fix to eliminate
the possibility of orphaned
Bataille said the adminis-
tration is working the issue
with every tool at its dis-
posal, from software fixes
to picking up the phone
and calling insurers.
Among those who got
lost in the paperwork con-
fusion was cancer survi-
vor Sharon Van Daele of
Tucson, Arii., who went
back and forth between
her insurer and the federal
government for more than
a week after her confirma-
tion failed to arrive. Unable
to get answers, she said it
felt as if she had fallen into
a black hole.
She started the year wor-
ried she was uninsured
even? though the Health-'

Care.gov website told her
Dec. 22 that she had suc-
cessfully enrolled.
"I made all the deadlines,
and then I tried to make
my payment, but they
wouldn't take it," said Van
Her case was finally re-
solved after an official
from the federal Centers
for Medicare and Medic-
aid Seivices contacted Van
Daele directly, following an
Associated Pressinquiry to
the agency's Washington
press office.
Van Daele is in-remission
following treatment for a
type of blood cancer. Her
previous coverage lapsed
Dec. 31, and she started
getting nervous when
nothing for her new cover-
age arrived in the mail.
"My husband told me I
shouldn't leave the house,"
she said.
Insurance industry con-
sultant Bob Laszewski said
he expects to hear more re-
ports about orphaned files
as patients begin to seek
health care or start worry-
ing about insurance cards
that have not arrived.
"As we go through the
month, you bet this is go-
ing to be a problem," he
Improving weather also
could turn up more or-
phaned enrollees. The
year started with a blast of
freezing weather that set-
tled over much of the U.S.
Those conditions usually
keep people indoors and
out of the health care sys-
tem unless they absolutely

have to use it.
Laszewski and other in-
surer representatives say
orphaned files exist largely
because the government
allowed people to sign up
without first guarantee-
ing the technology would
Insurers say it usually
takes a few days for a cus-
tomer's file to reach them
after they enroll through
the exchange. People who
still do not receive their
insurance cards and intro-
ductory packet after that
should call insurers first
for help.
If the insurer has no re-
cord of them, they must
contact the government
for help.








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Holmes' statements on bombs can be used in trial

The Associated Press

DENVER Most of the
statements defendant
James Holmes made to
investigators about explo-
sives found in his apart-
ment can be used against
him, even though he was
denied access to an attor-
ney at the time of the in-
terrogation, a judge ruled
What Holmes told the
investigators hasn't been
made public, but his state-
ments could give pros-
ecutors more evidence to
argue he wasn't insane, as
he claims, when the 'dead-
ly shootings were planned
and executed.
Arapahoe County District
Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr.
said police were justified
in questioning Holmes
without a defense attor-
ney present because the
j explosives were a threat

to human life and officers
urgently needed to know
about them.
Samour also said Hol-
mes spoke to the investi-
gators voluntarily, without
Holmes pleaded not
guilty by reason of insan-
ity to charges of killing 12
people and injuring 70 in
the July 2012 assault at a
suburban Denver theater,
where hundreds were
watching a midnight show-
ing of the Batman movie
"The Dark Knight Rises."
Prosecutors are seeking
the death penalty.
Holmes, who was ar-
rested outside the theater
immediately after the
shootings, was questioned
at the scene and again at a
police station. Then, about
14 hours after the shoot-
ings, a police officer and
FBI agent questioned him
again as bomb experts

tried to figure out how to made explosives and trig-
defuse a web of home- gers in his apartment.


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Sports Briefs

High school Tb
boys basketball K l
Friday Graceville at
Cottondale, 5:30 and 7
p.m.; Wewahitchka at to
Sneads, 5:30 and 7 p.m.; U I
Marianna at West Florida,
6 and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Malone at
Central, 6:30 p.m. SNEADS

High school girls allaround
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basketball enough ag
Friday Wewahitchka at in IA.
Sneads, 4 p.m.; Marianna The Ma
at West Florida, 4 p.m. game sin
Saturday Malone at Class 1A f
Central, 5 p.m. went'ona
nal three
Southern Elite Pirates sqt
Softball Senior C
s ball those 16
Tryouts for the girls'
Southern Elite softball
travel team will be held
at the Alford recreation
park Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. for
ages IOU, 12U and 14U.
For more information, call
850-272-2109. I

MERE basketball

Marianna Recreation
Department will offers
three basketball leagues
for youth ages 5 to 13,
with registration to be
held through Jan. 10 from
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The
Marianna Educational and
Recreational Expo located
at 3625 Caverns Road in
The registration fee
for Basketball is $30 for
participants. The fee must
be paid with a check or
money order; no checks
will be accepted. No one
will be allowed to register
after Jan. 10.
Registration forms may
also be picked up and
dropped off at City Hall.
All participants must
bring a copy of their birth
For more information
visit us at wwwv.leaguel-
ineup.com/mrd. The age
of all participants on Nov.
I of the current year will
be the player's age for the
entire season.
Anyone that maybe
interested in coaching a
team or officiating youth
basketball, call the Mari-
anna Recreation Depart-
ment at 482-6228 or come
by during registration.

Jackson County
travel baseball
Jackson County Baseball
will have tryouts for 9U
travel baseball lan. 18 from
noon to 3 p.m. at Jennings
Field in Nlarianna.
Those attending will
need baseball pants,
cleais. and a glove. and
players from Jackson
County and surrounding
counties are all invited.
Those who attend-will also
be entered into a draw-
ing for a chance to win a
$30 gift card from Flibbett
For any further infor-
mation, call 209-5834 or

Chipola Cheer
The, 2014 Chipola College
za will be held Saturday at
10 a.m. in the Milton H.
Johnson Health Center.
Middle and high school
squads from across the
Florida Panhandle and
Southeast Alabama will
compete. Several All Star
squads also will perform,
as well as the Florida
State University and Troy
University cheerleading
General admission is
$5,,with doors opening at
For information, visit
- www.chipolaathletics.com.

Sports items
Send all sports items to
or fax them to 850-482-
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for the paper is Jackson
County Floridan PO. Box
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gers escape upset,

)Pirates 71-57


S It was perhaps the best
i effort of the season for
ds Pirates, but it still wasn't
against the state's No. 1 team

lone Tigers, in their first
ce ascending to No. 1 in
Fr the first time this season,
16-0 run over the game's fi-
minutes to hold off a game
Chai Baker scored eight of
points, including back-to-

back three-pointers to start the run
and a two-handed dunk off of a lob
from Alonze Bailey to finish it.
"I've come to expect that from him
over the years," Malone coach Steven
Welch said of Baker after the game.
"There have been so many times in
his career where he's come up with
big buckets when we needed them.
I'm just glad I've got him on my
Baker finished with 25 points, while
Antwain Johnson led the Tigers with
a game-high 25, making 6-of-6 free

See TIGERS, Page 8B

tries to
dunk the
ball over
a game
night in
won the



rivals ready -for rematch

Cottondale's Tre Lee shoots a jumper during a game this season.

Iarianna Baskethall

Bulldogs go for 4-0 in

district against Jaguars

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The Marianna Bulldogs will ~. & ,
put their undefeated mark on W^-i ^' /
the line once again tonight when i
they travel to Pensacola to take
on the West Florida Jaguars in
another key district matchup.
Marianna (15-0) is coming off
of a big league win over Pen-
sacola Catholic last week, and
another win tonight would put R J
the Bulldogs at 4-0 in district and
in prime position to snag the top l
seed in the district tournament.
But another victory won't come
easy against a Jaguars team that
nearly knocked off Pensacola
Catholic as well, as the Crusad-
ers had to rally from a 31-24 half-
time deficit Tuesday to take a 52-
46 road win.
"I got a chance to see them over Z.
'the holidays and they're very .Sr-
well-coached and very quick," p
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Hornets try to

snap out of funk

against Tigers


The Cottondale Hornets will
look to get their season turned
back around tonight when they
take on the Graceville Tigers
in a big District 2 matchup at
Cottondale High School.
Cottondale (7-7 overall, 4-3 in
district) come in losers of three of
the last four following a previous
stretch when the Hornets won
six of seven after an 0-3 start.
The most recent loss came
Tuesday night in Blountstown,
61-53, in a game that saw the
Hornets score just four points in
a decisive third quarter.
"We've been in a rut since the
holidays. I hope we can pull
ourselves out of it," Cottondale
coach Chris Obert said Thurs-
day. "We just have to continue
to work hard, practice hard, and
play. You hope that you do that
and then good things should
To get back in the win column,
the Hornets will have to turn
the tables on a Graceville team
that beat them 56-41 in the first
meeting Dec. 6 at GHS.
The Tigers fell behind 28-17 in
that game but outscored the Hor-
nets 39-13 in the final 20 minutes
of action to earn the victory.
GHS coach Matt Anderson
said Thursday before his team's
scheduled district matchup with
Altha that he expected Cotton-
dale to be a very focused and
motivated group tonight.
"I look for them to be out for
revenge and be very prepared.

See RIVALS, Page 8B


Marianna's Tommy White tries to finish a layup during
a game earlier this season.

Malone Basketball

Lady Tigers seek

end to 5-game skid


The Malone Lady Tigers will look to snap a
five-game losing skid Saturday when they head
to Milton to take on the Central Lady Jaguars in
a District 1 matchup.
Malone (9-7 overall, 7-3 in dis-
trict) is coming off of consecutive
losses to Poplar Springs, Holmes
County, Chipley, Sneads, and Pax-
ton, but will try to get back into the win column
against a Central team that it beat 51-31 in the
first meeting Nov. 23.
Lady Tigers coach Preston Roberts said win-
ning Saturday won't be easy, but winning is all
that his team can be willing to accept.
"I make no bones about it; this is a must-win
game. We cannot lose," he said. "If we can win
the next two games, we'll pretty much solidify
the second spot (in the district standings). We
need to do that because whoever we face in the
district tournament will be a tough opponent."
Malone is currently a game in the loss column
behind second-place Ponce De Leon (5-2), but
the Lady Tigers will face PDL on the road Tues-
day with a chance to draw even.
But to do that, they'll have to find a way to get
things turned around quickly.

See SKID, Page 8BL


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College Football

FSU and Winston

could face lawsuit .

The Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG The attorney for
a woman who accused star Florida State
quarterback Jameis Winston of sexual
assault says she will sue the school, the
Tallahassee Police Department and the
player himself.
Patricia Carroll said Thursday she in-
tends to file a notice to sue the police
department early next week. Under Flor-
ida law, anyone filing a lawsuit against
a government agency must file court

paperwork six months prior to the suit
Wmston's attorney said the sex with the
woman was consensual and no charges
were filed against Winston after Leon
County prosecutors investigated.
Carroll says she asked Florida's attor-
ney general, the state department of law
enforcement and Gov. Rick Scott for an
independent examination into the rape
investigation, claiming it was riddled
with problems. Tallahassee police have
defended their handling of the case.

Patricia Carroll, an attorney representing the family of the accuser in the now closed sexual
assault investigation involving Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston, addresses
the media at a news conference Dec. 13 in Zephyrhills.

Auburn's Chris Davis is called for pass interference on a ball intended for Florida State's
Rashad Greene during the BCS National Championship on Monday in Pasadena,/Calif.

3 starters announce

return to Florida State

The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE Florida State receiv-
ing star Rashad Greene and starting
linemen Cameron Erving and Tre Jack-
son will return for a chance to defend
the national championship.
The university said Wednesday that
the three first-team All-ACC players will
Greene had nine catches for 147 yards

Monday night in the Seminoles' 34-
31 victory over Auburn in the BCS title
game. His 49-yard reception helped set
up the winning touchdown.
Erving earned the Jacobs Blocking
trophy for the best offensive lineman in
tlme ACC and protected Heisman winner
Jameis Winston's blindside all 14 games.
Jackson has made 28 consecutive starts.
Center Bryan Stork is the only senior on
the offensive line.

Auburn's Tre Mason decides to enter NFL draft

The Associated Press

AUBURN, Ala. -Auburn
tailback Tre Mason, who
helped power the Tigers
into the national champi-
onship game, is skipping
his senior season to enter
the NFL draft.
"It was a dream since I
was young," Mason said
Thursday in announcing
his decision. "I'm a dream
chaser, and now I'm just
trying to make a, dream
into reality."
The Heisman Trophy fi-.
nalist was the Tigers' work-
horse late in the season,
coming through in the
season's biggest games.
"It was a big dream of

mine," Mason said. "I
wanted the ball bad, and
I felt I could do something
with the ball in my hand."
Mason, who finished
sixth in the Heisman vot-
ing, is projected as a likely
mid-round draft pick. The
5-foot-lO, 205-pounder
said he received a third-
round grade from the NFL
draft advisory board.
Third-year sophomore
left tackle Greg Robinson
is also headed to the NFL.
Mason broke Bo Jack-
son's 28-year-old school
single-season record with
1,816 yards. He also ran for
24 touchdowns and fin-
ished with six consecutive
100-yard rushing games.

Auburn tailback Tre Mason announces that he will be
entering the NFL draft during a news conference Thursday in
Auburn, Ala.
"He did a wonderful job Malzahn, who recruited
for us not only this year, Mason when he was offen-
but really his whole career," sive coordinator. "Not just
said Auburn coach Gus the way he played football

but the way he represented
"This is a big day for him
and his family. This is a big
day for Auburn, so I'm very
proud of him."
Mason rushed for 195
yards and scored two
touchdowns in Monday
night's BCS championship
game against Florida State
Monday night. His tackle-
breaking 37-yard run with
1:19 left gave the Tigers the
lead before losing 34-31.
Once regarded as an
undersized, speed back,
Mason averaged 34 car-
ries and 194.5 yards over
the final four games. He
ran 46 times for 304 yards
and four touchdowns in

the Southeastern Confer-
ence championship game
against Missouri. Malzahn
called Mason "one of the
tougher individuals in all
of college football."
"He can run between
the tackles, he's goi great
courage, he plays his
best games in his biggest
games, and he's a good re-
ceiver out of the backfield
also," the'coach said.
Mason was asked what
kind of running back the
team that drafts him will
"I feel like they'll get
somebody that's a hard
worker, willing to do what-
ever it takes to win," he

Louisville hires Bobby Petrino again as head coach

The Associated Press

ing back, Bobby Petrino
said the first of his many
mistakes in recent years
was' leaving Louisville,
which provided the first of
several head coaching op-
portunities on the college
and professional levels.
Upon returning Thurs-
day to the Cardinals after
seven years, Petrino prom-
ised his second stint would
be permanent because
this was always his desti-
nation even with col-
legiate stops at Arkansas
and Western Kentucky and
a 13-game foray with the
NFL's Atlanta Falcons.
Petrino returns to a Lou-
isville program that has
changed a lot since he
left, one that's gearing up
to join the Atlantic Coast
Conference next season
with a home game against
newly-crowned champion
Florida State. The coach
insisted that he's a changed
person as well as he enters
the next and hopefully
final stop in his career.
"It's great to be back
home," Petrino said during
a sometimes-emotional
news conference. "It's re-
ally unbelievable to get the
opportunity to come back
here. For (wife) Becky, and

Bobby Petrino (right) address reporters as University of Louisville President D. James R.
Ramsey looks on following the announcement of Petrino's hiring as the school's football coach
Thursday at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Ky.

(children) Nick and Bobby
and Katie, this is our home
and we're excited to be able
to come back."
Petrino coached Western
Kentucky to an 8-4 record
last season in his only year
with the team. He led the
Cardinals to a 41-9 mark
from 2003-06 including a
BCS Orange Bowl victory
his final season.
He succeeds Charlie
Strong, who left last week-
end after four years to ac-
cept the Texas job. Petrino
inherits a team coming off
a 12-1 finish and is 23-3

the past two seasons with
two bowl wins.
Petrino received a seven-
year contract with a base
annual salary of $3.5 mil-
lion. It includes a $10 mil-
lion buyout for leaving that
decreases after four years.
But the well-traveled
coach said that will not be
necessary because this is
his "destination job."
Petrino is 83-30 as a col-
lege coach. His record
includes a 34-17 mark at
Arkansas that ended amid
scandal in April 2012. He
came to the Razorbacks

after a 3-10 season in
2007 with the Falcons that
ended with the coach an-
nouncing his departure by
letters left at the players
"I made mistakes, both
professionally and person-
ally, and that's something
I'm not going to do again,"
Petrino said. "The first
mistake was leaving Lou-
isville, and I'm hoping that
the fans and everybody
will forgive me. I'm more
energized, more excited
than I've ever been."
Petrino had been

UAB coach McGee leaves for Louisville

The Associated Press

A person familiar with
the situation tells The As-
sociated Press that UAB
coach Garrick McGee is
Stepping down and has

agreed to become Bobby
Petrino's offensive coordi-
nator at Louisville.
The person spoke on
condition of anonymity
because the UAB had not
announced McGee is leav-

ing after two seasons. He
was 5-19 with the Blazers,
including 2-10 this past
A UAB spokesman did
not immediately respond
to a phone message

or email.
McGee worked with
Petrino at Arkansas from
2008-2011, the last two
seasons as offensive coor-
dinator and quarterbacks

mentioned for the Louis-
ville job, almost from the
moment Strong left for
the Longhorns, but the
coach said he became
aware of the opening only
after Cardinals athletic
director Tom Jurich ap-
proached WKU athletic
director Todd Stewart for
permission to interview
Jurich said he was an-
gry at Petrino early in the
Tuesday interview because
of the coach's behavior
in his previous Louisville
stint, one that included
player disciplinary issues.
The AD also said he -was
mad at Petrino for leaving
after the Orange Bowl win
for the pros, though he ac-
knowledged the coach was
honest about his interest
in the job.
On Sunday, Jurich said he

and Petrino had previously
resolved their differences.
But he wanted to see if the
coach-had truly changed
as he has professed since
Arkansas fired him for "a
pattern of misleading be-
havior" following a motor-
cycle accident in which hle
revealed his mistress was a
Jurich came away con-
vinced he was getting a
different man from the
one Who left, reinforc-
ing his belief that Petrino
was the right fit for the
"If it was the same Bob-
by that was here 10 years
ago, I wasn't interested,"
said Jurich, adding that
he kept coming back to
Petrino as he went through
a list of seven finalists. "He
is definitely a changed

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College Football

Manziel leaving for NFL draft

The Associated Press

Johnny Football is heading to
the NFL.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny
Manziel declared for the NFL
draft onWednesday following two
spectacular seasons in which he
became the first freshman to win
the Heisman Trophy and helped
the Aggies make a splash in their
first two years in the Southeast-
ern Conference.
'After long discussions with my
family, friends, teammates, and
coaches, I have decided to make
myself available for the 2014 NFL
draft," Manziel said in a letter
posted online by the university.
"The decision was not an easy
one, but we all felt this was the
right time to make the next step
toward a professional career."
Some NFL draft analysts
have Manziel ranked as high as
the third overall pick in mock
In a style befitting his record-
setting career, Manziel led the
Aggies to a 52-48 come-from-be-
hind win over Duke in the Chick-
Fil-A Bowl on New Year's Eve in
his final college game. Texas A&M
trailed 38-17 at halftime before
Manziel guided them to the vic-
tory by finishing with 382 yards
passing with four TD tosses and
73 yards rushing and another
"In all of my years of coaching,
Johnny Manziel is the most ex-
citing football player I have ever
seen," A&M coach Kevin Sumlin
said. "We appreciate everything
he has done for Texas A&M and
Aggie football and wish him noth-
ing but the best."

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel smiles during the BCS National Championship game between Auburn and
Florida State on Monday in Pasadena, Calif.

Manziel became the first
freshman to win the Heisman
in 2012 after setting numerous
school and SEC records while
leading Texas A&M .to an 11-2
record and a victory over No. 1
Alabama in its first season in the
His dynamic play created a
frenzy and pushed him into a
stratosphere of celebrity that few
college athletes have reached.
That began to cause problems
since Manziel, who is from Ker-
rville, Texas, still had three years
of eligibility remaining.
He followed his Heisman-win-
ning season with a high-profile
offseason of road trips to Las

Vegas and the NBA Finals. Man-
ziel met Heat star LeBron James
and rapper Drake, and he posted
some tweets that made head-
lines. One that brought the ire
of Aggie fans was when he said
he "couldn't wait" to get out of
College Station.
His most embarrassing blunder
came during the summer when
he departed early from a quarter-
back camp for high school play-
ers run by the Manning family
in Louisiana. Manziel said it was
a mutual decision after he over-
slept and missed meetings and
Manziel's trouble continued
when he got back to football. He

was suspended for the first half of
the Aggies' season opener against
Rice for what the school said was
an "inadvertent" violation of
NCAA rules. He was investigated
for allegedly accepting money for
autographs from memorabilia
brokers, a violation of NCAA rules
that could have led to a much
longer suspension.
The Aggies were supposed to
contend for a national title in
Manziel's encore. But another
standout season by the dynam-
ic quarterback wasn't enough
to overcome a porous defense
that was among the worst in
the nation. Texas A&M finished

Kuffin being


by Alabama

The Associated Press

Former Southern Califor-
nia coach Lane Kiffin is be-
ing considered by Alabama
to replace offensive coor-
dinator Doug Nussmeier,
a person familiar with the
situation told The Associ-
ated Press.
The person spoke on
condition of anonymity
Thursday because Nuss-
meier's departure to Michi-
gan was not yet official and
the search for his replace-
ment was not being made
The person says there is
mutual interestbetweenKif-
fin and Alabama coach Nick
Saban. Kiffin has been out
of work since being fired by
USC in late September. He
spent a week in Tuscaloosa,
Ala., last month exchanging
ideas with Tide coaches and
observing Alabama.
Kiffin runs a pro-style of-
fense that Saban favors.
The 38-year-old was 28-
15 in three-plus seasons
with USC. He was also head
coach at Tennessee and for
the Oakland Raiders.
CBSSports.com first re-
ported Kiffin was to meet
with Alabama this week
about the job.
Kiffin spent six seasons
(2001-06) at USC under
Pete Carroll as an assistant,
including the final two as
offensive coordinator.

Michigan adds offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier

The Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -
Michigan has made a bold
move to give its football
program a boost.
The Wolverines hired
Doug Nussmeier away
from Nick Saban and Ala-
bama to be Brady Hoke's
offensive coordinator.
"Doug is a highly respect-
ed offensive coordinator
and has earned a reputa-
tion as being a great men-
tor to quarterbacks, specif-
ically, where he's coached
Pro Bowlers, top NFL draft
choices and Heisman tro-
phy finalists," Hoke said
in a statement Thursday.
"Doug has been success-
ful at every coaching stop
with his balanced and ex-
plosive offenses, and he
brings national champion-
ship experience."
Alabama hired Nussmei-
er nearly two years ago to
be Saban's offensive coor-
dinator after he directed
the Washington Huskies'
offense the previous three
seasons. Nussmeier also
spent one season as offen-
sive coordinator at Fresno
State and had stints as
quarterbacks coach with
Michigan State and the St.
Louis Rams. He was a can-
didate to become Wash-
ington's head coach be-
fore the school hired Chris
"I'm proud of what we
accomplished in two sea-
sons at Alabama,. and I
owe a great deal to Coach
Saban for that opportu-
nity," Nussmeier said in a
statement. "Michigan is a

Father says Spence's
suspension is unjust
The father of Ohio State's
Noah Spence says his son
unknowingly ingested
the drug ecstasy and
that the Big Ten unjustly
suspended the sophomore
defensive end.
Spence was suspended
for Ohio State's Orange
Bowl loss and must sit
out the first two games
of the 2014 season. His
father, Greg Spence, has
told several media outlets
that someone apparently
slipped the drug into a
drink without Noah know-
ing it the week before the
Big Ten title game on Dec.

Alabama offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Doug Nussmeier talks during a news conference Dec. 29 at the New Orleans
Marriott Conventions Center in New Orleans.

program I've always had
deep respect for, and I'm
looking forward to getting
started in Ann Arbor and
being a part of the great
tradition there."
Michigan fired offensive
coordinator Al Borges on
Wednesday after the Wol-
verines ranked 86th in the
nation in total offense and
flopped to a 7-6 finish.
Borges was one of several
assistants who came with
Hoke in 2011 from his staff
at San Diego State.
Nussmeier made
$680,000 last season in the
second of his three-year

deal at Alabama after get-
ting a $90,000 raise last
He'll likely make even
more at Michigan.
.Nussmeier will, prob-
ably provide a return on
the investment if he can
turn around an offense led
by returning quarterback
Devin Gardner.
The Wolverines scored
41 points in both a win
over Notre Dame and a
near-upset against Ohio
State, but their offensive
line was overmatched in
losses to Michigan State
and Nebraska. They had

minus-48 yards rushing -
a school record against
the Spartans and minus-21
yards rushing. against the
Michigan ranked last in
major college football by
giving up 114 tackles for
"I think this is a good
move for him because at
Alabama, he would never
get the credit he's due be-
cause everybody thinks
you should have always
success there because of
all the talent," Arizona
Cardinals quarterback.
Drew Stanton, who was

coached by Nussmeier at
Michigan State, said in a
telephone interview. "At
Michigan, they've had an
identity .crisis on offense
and lie can help them out
a ton with that and it can
help him become a head
coach soon.
"I've kept in touch with
him over the years and it's
going to make it harder
for me to root against
Nussmeier was nominat-
ed last season for the Bro-
yles Award, which honors
the top assistant coach in
college football.

Ohio State backed the
Spences' appeal. Greg
Spence said the Big Ten
initially wanted to sus-
pend his son for a season
but then determined
Ecstasy is not a perfor-
mance-enhancing drug
but rather a stimulant. The
Big Ten denied an appeal
to drop the suspension.
Spence led the Buckeyes
in sacks.

LSU line coach Stu-
drawa leaves team
- LSU offensive line
coach Greg Studrawa is no
longer part of the Tigers'

coaching staff.
University spokesman
Michael Bonnette says
Studrawa left the program
to "pursue other opportu-
nities," and says he cannot
provide further specifics.
Studrawa was the
longest tenured assistant
on head coach Les Miles'
staff, having spent seven
seasons with LSU, includ-
ing two seasons as both
the offensive coordinator
and line coach in 2011 and
He returned to coaching
the offensive line exclu-
sively in 2013 after Miles
hired Cam Cameron as
offensive coordinator.
This past season, LSU
averaged 202.3 yards per

game rushing and quar-
terback Zach Mettenberg-
er passed for 3,082 yards.
Prior to joining LSU in
2007, Studrawa was the
offensive coordinator at
Bowling Green for four
From wire reports


In his first year with the
Crimson Tide, he helped
them win a national
championship with one
of its best seasons offen-
sively. Alabama set school
records in 2012 with 68
touchdowns and 6,237
yards of offense. Last sea-
son, the AJ McCarron-led
offense ranked seventh in
pass efficiency and 17th in
scoring offense while aver-
aging 200-plus yards rush-
ing and passing.
"Doug did an outstand-
ing job for us during his
time at the University of
Alabama and I'm sure he
will do a great job at the
University of Michigan,"
Saban said in a statement.
"He is a bright coach who
works hard and brings a lot
of energy and enthusiasm
to work each and every
AtWashington, Nussmei-
er helped develop quarter-
back Jake Locker, who was
taken No. 8 overall in the
2011 NFL draft by the Ten-
nessee Titans. He was the
Rams' quarterbacks coach
when Marc Bulger earned
a spot in the Pro Bowl after
the 2006 season. And with
the Spartans, he helped
Stanton and Jeff Smoker
set school records.
"Everything he does is
impressive," Stanton said.
"He cares about kids and
wants them to get their
education. He works with
them at their craft, de-
manding respect and ask-
ing a lot of them and you
want to give him every-
thing you have. because
you love playing for him."


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Jay Gruden is named Redskins' coach

The Associated Press

Gruden has his first NFL
head coaching gig, charged
with ending the perpetual
state of turmoil that has
become the Washington
He was hired Thursday
after spending the last
three seasons as the of-
fensive coordinator of the
Cincinnati Bengals, where
his skill in helping to de-
velop Andy Dalton will no
doubt be of use when he
takes on the task of groom-
ing another young fran-
chise quarterback, Robert
Griffin III.
Gruden replaces Mike
Shanahan, who was fired
last week after a 3-13 sea-
son that ended with eight
consecutive losses. The
Redskins finished last in the
NFC East during three of
Shanahan's four seasons in
Washington, a time marked
by discord among own-
ership, quarterback and
Gruden will become
Dan Snyder's eighth coach
in 16 seasons as an NFL
owner. The span includes
four winning seasons and


A .1

Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden walks on the field prior to a game against
the Baltimore Ravens, in Cincinnati on Jan. 1. Gruden has agreed to become the head coach of
the Washington Redskins.

seven last-place finishes.
Unlike Shanahan, Gruden
will not have final say over
all football matters. He'll
report to general manager
Bruce Allen, who has taken
charge of assembling the
roster and other personnel
The 46-year-old Gruden
has been largely overshad-

owed by his more famous
brother, Jon Gruden, who
won a Super Bowl with the
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
and is now an analyst on
"Monday Night Football."
But Jay Gruden has been a
name on the rise because
of his success with Dalton
and the Bengals' offense.
Jay Gruden interviewed

for multiple head coaching
openings last year and had
drawn interest from at least
three other teams seeking
to fill a head coaching va-
cancy this year. He inter-
viewed with the Tennessee
Titans on Thesday.
On Wednesday, he be-
came the last of six candi-
dates to meet with Allen,

ending a 10-day search.
The Redskins had to wait
until the Bengals played
their first-round playoff
game before Gruden could
be interviewed. And it took
a bad day from Gruden
and Dalton scoring only
10 points in a home loss
to the San Diego Chargers
- to make Gruden free to
be hired this week.
Gruden had an inside
track on the job because
of his ties within the Wash-
ington organization. He
was an assistant coach with
Tampa Bay from 2002-08,
where he worked at various
times with Allen, Redskins
defensive backs coach Ra-
heem Morris and tight ends
coach Sean McVay. Gruden
also coached under Red-
skins defensive coordinator
Jim Haslett with the UFL's
Florida Thskers in 2009.
Morris, McVay and Has-
lett were retained when
Shanahan was fired, leav-
ing it up to Gruden as to
whether he will keep them
on his new staff.
Gruden's No. 1 task will
be to develop a solid rela-
tionship with Griffin, who
regressed this season after
winning the AP's Offensive

Rookie of the Year award in
2012. Griffin returned from
major knee surgery to start
13 games, but he publicly
disagreed with some of
Shanahan's decisions,
struggled as a drop-back
passer and was benched
for the final three weeks.
There's no question
Gruden has paid his dues.
He played quarterback for
the Barcelona Dragons
and the Sacramento Surge
in the long-defunct World
League of American Foot-
ball in 1990, then went to
the Arena Football League
and began a playing and
coaching career that was
so successful it landed him
in the AFL Hall of Fame in
He's been a head coach
both the AFL and UFL,
including two stints with
the AFL's Orlando Preda-
tors from 1998-2001 and
2004-08 that included
four appearances in the
championship game and
two league titles. In 2010,
after Haslett left for the
Redskins, Gruden was
head coach and general
manager of the Tuskers
and led them to the UFL
championship game.

Broncos figure to be better this time around

The Associated Press

The last top seed to open its
playoff run against a team
it had just lost to at home
in December was the 2008
New York Giants, who were
beaten again by Philadel-
phia in the rematch.
Sixyears later, the Denver
Broncos and another Man-.
ning brother open against
the San Diego Chargers,
who held the highest-scor-
ing team of the Super Bowl
era to its lowest point total
of the season in a 27-20 up-
set in Denver last month.
The Broncos figure to
be a different team than
the one that took the field
on the final Thursday
night game of the season,
This time, they'll have
Wes Welker, Champ Bailey
and Jeremy Mincey, but

they'll also be without Von
Miller, who's set to undergo
surgery to repair his torn
right ACL on Thursday.
The Chargers (10-7) and
Broncos (13-3) have played
108 times but never in the
"This is why you have
the offseason work, this is
why you meet as often as
you do in April, May and
June," Peyton Manning
said. "It's for opportunities
like this."
Manning wasn't in the
mood Wednesday to re-
flect on his record-setting
regular season, focused as
he is on trying to win an-
other Super Bowl ring that
would match brother Eli's
Manning will have his
stellar slot receiver back
from a concussion that
forced him to miss that last
game against the Chargers,


Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws during practice at the Broncos
training facility in Englewood, Colo., on Wednesday. Backup quarterbacks Zac Dysert (2) and
Brock Osweiler (17) watch.
when the Broncos had on third downs that night, on third down and just on
three straight three-and-. when they sorely missed any down. When you lose
outs that helped San Diego Welker. a weapon like that, you
turn an early touchdown "Big time," wide receiver have to fill the shoes and
deficit into a 24-10 lead. Eric Decker said. "He's a I don't think we as a team
The Broncos were 2-of-9 guv that has done very well did a good enough job of

having a successful first
down, minimizing the
third-and-longs and tak-
ing advantage of some op-
portunities we had."
Bailey was out with a
nagging foot injury that
night, too, and Philip Riv-
ers picked on rookie cor-
nerback Kayvon Webster,
who played the final three
quarters with a broken
right thumb, no less.
Bailey's return at nickel
back gives the Broncos three
solid cornerbacks along
with Dominique Rodgers-
Cromartie and Chris Har-
ris Jr. to cover the likes of
Vincent Brown, Eddie Royal
and Keenan Allen.
San Diego coach Mike.
McCoy said running back
Ryan Mathews (ankle)
won't practice until Friday.
But McCoy declared, "He's
going to be healthy on

Seattle's Lynch has $50,000 fine on hold

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) stands
with fullback Michael Robinson (left) during practice Jan. 3 in
Renton, Wash.

The Associated Press

$50,000 fine to Seattle
running back Marshawn
Lynch has been put on
hold as long as he contin-
ues to comply with league
policy on being available
to the media.
Lynch appealed the
fine, but it was not over-
turned according to league
spokesman Greg Aiello.
Instead, NFL executive
vice president of football
operations Ray Anderson
put the fine on hold af-
ter Lynch committed to

complying. with league
policy. If there are any fur-
ther violations, the $50,000
fine will be collected and a
minimum fine of $50,000
more will be assessed.
Lynch had declined all
requests for interviews
this season and had not
spoken to the media until
last Friday when he talked
for less than 90 seconds.
Lynch's longest answer
was 24 words when asked
about the Seahawks' focus
this week not knowing who
their opponent would be.
The Seahawks face New
Orleans on Saturday.

Steelers President Rooney saw progress in 8-8 year

The Associated Press

burgh Steelers President
Art Rooney II knows there
are issues his team needs
to address coming off a sec-
ond straight 8-8 season.
He's not convinced the
contract status of quarter-
back Ben Roethlisberger is
one of them.
Rooney said Wednes-
day the Steelers may hold
off on reworking Roeth-
lisberger's contract this
spring, a break from the
team's standard operating
procedure. Roethlisberger
has two years remaining
on his current deal, a time
when Pittsburgh typically
reaches out to work on a
new agreement.
It might not happen this
year, though Rooney in-
sists any decision to hold
off will have nothing to do
with Pittsburgh's intention

to lock up the two-time
Super Bowl winner for the
remainder of his career.
"We look at Ben as some-
body who is going to be
here for the long-term,
hopefully five or more
years," Rooney said. "We've
got to have Ben retire as
a Steeler, no doubt about
The 31-year-old Roeth-
lisberger is coming off
one of his best statistical
seasons. He set franchise
records for attempts (584),
completions (375) and had
the second-highest total
in club history with 4,261
yards passing. Even bet-
ter, Roethlisberger took
every snap for an offense
that developed an identity
when it used the no-hud-
dle extensively over the fi-
nal eight weeks.
Given more freedom
to call the plays, Roeth-
lisberger helped guide

Pittsburgh to a 6-2 record
over the second half of the
year. He also became more
adept at getting the ball
out of his hands. Roeth-
lisberger was sacked just
seven times over the final
seven games, compared to
36 sacks over the season's
first nine weeks.
The performance left
Rooney encouraged by
what he saw as the rela-
tionship between Roeth-
lisberger and offensive
coordinator Todd Haley
"I think the second year
of a new offense you would
hope for progress and I
think that's what we got,"
Rooney said.
The Steelers averaged
23.7 points, nearly a field
goal better than they av-
eraged in 2012 and went
over 20 points in each of
their final nine games, the
team's longest such streak

in over a decade.
Though Rooney de-
clined to comment spe-
cifically on the status of
individual coaches he said
"we feel good about the
coaching staff in general."
Pittsburgh has already
made one move, parting-
ways with offensive line
coach Jack Bicknell Jr. last
Haley has one year re-
maining on his contract,
and defensive coordinator
Dick LeBeau said at the
end of the regular season
he plans to be back in 2014
as his unit looks to re-
bound from its worst sta-
tistical season since 1992.
The Steelers finished 13th
in yards allowed, the first
time they've been outside
the top 10 in that category
in 14 years. Pittsburgh tied
for 25th with just 34 sacks
and produced only 20

Source: Dolphins

to interview Browns

assistant GM for job

The Associated Press

son familiar with the
situation says the Browns
have given Miami per-
mission. to interview
Cleveland assistant gen-
eral manager Ray Farmer
for the Dolphins' GM
The Dolphins and GM
Jeff Ireland parted ways
earlier this week after
six seasons. Miami has
reached out to meet with
Farmer, said the person
who spoke Thursday to
the Associated Press on
condition of anonymity
because of the sensitive

nature of the discussions.
Farmer joined the
Browns in March after
seven seasons in Kansas
City's front office. When
Farmer came to Cleve-
land, Michael Lombardi's
title was switched from
vice president of player
personnel to GM.
In his first season in
Cleveland, Farmer kept
a low public profile
while assisting Lom-
bardi in overseeing the
pro and college scouting
Farmer played line-
backer in the NFL before
a knee injury ended his

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sales & expansion. Store fixtures, eqiup,
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$75 For a Full Sized Pickup load.
$12 for 5 Gallon bucket of kindling wood.
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AMF Playmaster Pool Table- Red felt 4x8. Very
good condition. All accessories included. Buy-
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RN Program Textbooks Six books have never
been used and those that were factory shrink
plastic wrapped still are. At Chipola College
bookstore these 6 are sold in a bundle for $317
+ tax. 1. All-in-One Care Planning Resource
(3rd Ed.; 2. Comp. Review for NCLEX Exam (5th
Ed.); 3. Mosby's Nursing Drug Guide (10th Ed.)
;4. Mosby's Med. Dictionary of Nursing (9th
Ed.)5. Mosby's Diagnostic Test Ref (11 Ed.) ; 6.
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(Pageburst) Textbooks above are 2nd bundle
for RN prog. @ Chipola. Also have 1st bundle
some never used all in excellent cond. (pd.
$734) other items required for program.
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table w/ 4 chairs $200. both like new 526-2952
Refrigerator Mayag, white, like new $250. 850-
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Curry moves past Paul in

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The Associated Press Western Conference guards
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From Page 1B
The Lady Tigers have faced a
difficult stretch against qual-
ity teams during the five-game
losing streak, but they have
been unable to close out close
games, falling by four to Pop-
lar Springs, by one to Hol-
mes County, and by three to
In the last loss to Paxton,
Malone rallied from an 18-point
halftime deficit to draw to with-
in two late in the fourth before
the Lady Bobcats pulled away
for a 50-41 win.
"We're just struggling. We're
not playing well," Roberts said.
"We've played some good teams,
but we just haven't played to the
best of our ability. That's what it
comes down to; we've just got to
play better."
The coach cited poor re-
bounding and turnovers as two
of the biggest reasons for the

team's dip in play, but it's the
Lady Tigers' inability to execute
in the late stages of games that
has cost them opportunities to
take winnable games.
"It's a combination of shot
selection and awareness of the
situation. We take bad shots at
bad times," Roberts said. "When
the game is close, we have to
know we've got to get the right
bucket here, and when you
have a 6-3 center (Curteeona
Brelove) in the middle that can
pretty much get a basket any
time on the block, you have to
get her the ball and we're not
doing a good job of that late in
Brelove is averaging over 22
points per game on the season,
but the Lady Jaguars have an ex-
plosive scorer of their own in 5-
foot-8 junior Makayla Simmons,
who is averaging 21.4 points per
game and has made 33 three-
pointers this season.
Roberts said his team will have
to find her and keep a hand in

her face at all times.
"She's a great player. She's
probably the best shooter in
the district," he said, "Any time
you give her an open look,
it's pretty much an automatic
If the Lady Tigers can contain
Simmons, it should be a great
opportunity to get back on the
winning side, which Roberts said
his team needed to do quickly to
keep things from spiraling out of
"It's like (Malone baseball
coach Max Harkrider) said to
me, 'losing is just like winning
in that it's contagious,"' the
coach said. "Right now, we just
need a win and we need a win
badly. Hopefully we can go out
there and get off to a good start.
When we get off to a good start,
we tend to play well. When we
come out sluggish, we usually
have a tough night. If we can
take good shots and take care of
the ball, we should be in good

From Page lB
throws down the stretch to
ice the game.
The win took more work
than the Tigers likely antic-
ipated coming in against
a Sneads team that had

From Page 1B
It's obviously a huge rivalry
and I still feel like they're
one of the best teams in
the district even though
they've struggled a little bit
lately," he said. "It will be
our second road game in
two nights and that will be
tough on us, but we hope
to go over there and at least
represent ourselves well."
Cottondale controlled

won just two games all
year and was 0-3 in games
against Jackson County
But the Pirates brought
their A' game Thursday,
rallying back from 11 down
in the first half to take the
lead on a driving basket by
Devonte Pettus with 1:26

much of the early action in
the first matchup, getting
clean looks at the basket
and finishing efficiently in
the half-court to establish
a double-digit edge mid-
way through the second
But Graceville seized
momentum with a big run
to close the half sparked by
its pressure defense, and
the Hornets were never
able to get back on track.
However, Anderson said
that his team would be

left in the third quarter.
Back-to-back 3-pointers
by Johnson put Malone
back up five, but the Pi-
rates found themselves
back in front at 57-55 after
an offensive put-back' by
Jeremy Wert with 3:08 to
However, Baker nailed a

wise not to dig such an ear-
ly hole this time around.
"For us to have a chance,
we have to do better early
in the game," he said. "I
expect a big crowd and
for them to be loud and
rambunctious, so to get
down early again this time
probably would not be a
good suggestion for us to
Obert said his team will
also need to do a better job
dealing with the full-court
trapping of Graceville if

three on the next Malone
possession, and then hit a
deep triple off of a dribble
hand-off moments later
and was fouled to make it
Baker found Xavier
Gray, who finished with
10 points, for a free throw
line jumper to put Malone

the Hornets are going to
even up the season series
with their rivals.
"They've been playing
real good. (Anderson) has
got them playing hard and
doing a real good job in
what they do," the coach
said. "They do a good job
with their pressure. They
extend it full-court and
that gave us some prob-
lems last time. Hopefully
we'll do a better job with it
this time."
It's a game that the

up six with 2:12 to play,
and Johnson's free throws
helped put the game away.
Wert finished with 25
points to lead SHS, while
Darius Williams had 16 and
Alphonso Brown eight.
"I thought they played
their hearts out," Sneads
coach Bruce Hubbs said

Hornets need to win in or-
der to stay in the race for
the top seed in the district
Graceville was 5-1 in the
district going into Thurs-
day's matchup with 7-1
Altha, so Cottondale could
feasibly be tied with GHS
in the league standings
with a Tigers loss to Altha
and a win tonight.
With a loss, the Hornets
would fall back to .500
in district and full three
games in the loss column

after the game of his.team.
"I'm proud of themq. A lot
of times you play a team
like this and think you
don't have a chance and
you don't show up, but
they showed' up. Malone's
athletes took over late and
(Baker) made some really
big shots."

out of first with four to
However, Obertsaid that's
the furthest thing from his
mind at the moment.
"Right now we're fourth
in the district, but we're
not even really focused on
that. We're just trying to
get better," he said. "We've
just got to get better so we
can try to be ready when
the district tournament
The game tips off at 7

From Page 1B
said of the Jaguars. "Our
challenge is going to
be their quickness with
them playing basically
five guards. That could be
challenging for us and may
cause us some matchup
problems in terms of being
able to guard their smaller
players on the perimeter."
Perhaps the toughest of
West Florida's collection
of perimeter players is 5-
foot-11 senior point guard
Kevin Hartley, a four-year
starter that Blanton said
will be a handful for his
team to contain.
"He's real seasoned and
when things break down,
he's really good at making
plays and keeping things
even-keeled for them,"
he said. "He's skilled and
poised, and he can shoot
it or penetrate. He's just a
good all-around player. All
of their guards play with
a toughness about them.
You can tell that some of
them came off the football
field, but they're basketball
players too.
"They can all put it on
the floor and play with a
sense that they believe at
all times that they can beat
Beating the Bulldogs
has proven an impos-
sible task thus far, though
things could get tricky for
MHS tonight following a
week-long layoff due to
the postponement of their
scheduled in-county game
Tuesday against Graceville.
Couple that with a two-
hour bus ride and it's
enough to make even the
coach of an undefeated,
state-ranked team a bit
"We haven't played since
last Friday night and you've
got the long bus ride over,
so it may be tough. I'm not
expecting it to be easy,"
Blanton said. "I hope it
gives the kids the opportu-
nity to focus in on some of
the things we may take for
granted, like some of the
fundamental things that
help you be successful.
"But it could work the
other way in terms of get-
ting rusty and taking a
two-hour bus ride and the
rust doesn't wear off un-
til after the fourth quarter
and the game is over and
Jlyou've lost."

Marianna has met every dogs would need just two "We just look at it as an- and try to keep meeting district and undefeated in
challenge presented thus home wins over Walton and other goal to meet," Blan- the small goals that we've the county' and just take
far, and another win tonight West Florida to complete a ton said. "We want to-win set inside the season. We another step in the right
would mean that the Bull- perfect district season. the next district game want to be undefeated in direction."


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