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Jackson County Floridan
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Jackson County Floridan
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Marianna Fla
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Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
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Vol.91 No.41

Teen injured in wreck

Will remain in hospital for injuries the Toyota Tundra he was and the vehicle came to
driving. rest facing east on the tree
The truck entered the line along the east ditch of
From staff reports According to Florida shoulder of the road and State Road 69.
Highway Patrol reports, started spinning. The front The wreck occurred
A Marianna teenager Jake T. Daffin, 16, was left portion of the truck around 7 p.m. Daffin had
remained hospitalized northbound on State Road collided with a ditch and no passengers.
Tuesday as treatment con- 69 in Calhoun County un- continued in motion, ac- The driver's father, Rob- KRISTIE CLOUD!FLORIDAN
tinued for the injuries he der wet road conditions cording to the report. ert Daffin, said his son has Existing Evangel Worship Center signs, halted new-sign
received in a wreck Sunday and was just south of CR The front left side of the construction and a posted notice of public meeting are
evening. 274 when he lost control of truck then struck a tree, See WRECK, Page 7A seen at the corner of Orange and South streets Monday
in Marianna.

The Sound of Music Church sign

.hits snag

Board votes to deny code variance;
commission will have final say
BYANGIECOOK The church's applica- tion for a variance from
the city land develop-
MARIANNA At the ment code was ad-
Sm southwest corner of Or- dressed by the City of
V0, .ange and South streets, Marianna Planning and
two signs direct passers- Zoning Board during a
by south toward Evangel public meeting Monday.
Worship Center, a church Section 5-11.2 of the
on Pebble Hill Road. A relevant city code allows
few feet away from that churches located in areas
sign, fresh dirt and a zohned for residential use
square base surrounding to have one 32-square-
some wooden posts hint foot, free-standing sign
PHOTOSYKRISTIE CLOUD/FLORIDAN at planned construction and one 24-square-foot
Dress rehearsal begins on Monday for The Sound of Music, opening Feb. 26 at Chipola College. Pictured (from left) are for a new sign, but work wall sign. Evangel's vari-
Colton Day as Captain von Trapp; Kate Burke as Liesl; Evan Barber as Friedrich; Meredith Saunders as Louisa; Gracie on that has project has ance request asks the
Wallace as Brigitta; Clara McCallister as Marta; Chandler King as Kurt; Catherine Lewis as Greti; and Lindsey Whatley as stopped. At issue are re- city to allow the erec-
Maria. vised sign plans that vio- tion of a 64-square-foot,
late the current munici-
Production marks ily atmosphere of Chipolas pal code. See SIGN, Page 7A
theater community at large
Sanniversary of and in this production in
theatre director The play, set in Austria, lands m an
revolves around the lives Fight man
BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER of the von Trapp children, bi r son their widowed father and
the governess who came to
When "The Sound of help with the children.
Music" opens at Chipola Their personal conflicts From staff reports with a deadly weapon
College on Wednesday. for and disturbing world without the intent to kill,
a five-show run, opening events set up tensions that A domestic dispute be- and with
night will mark a senti- the characters must work tween a man and wom- b a t t e r y
mental anniversary in the -through. an on Monday turned by touch-
life of Chipola Theatre Di- The governess, Maria, painful for the man, who ing or
rector Charles Sirman. eventually begins to doubt wound up in jail on his striking.
"The Sound of Music" her plans to become a nun- birthday with his head Accord-
was the first show he ever she had been sent by her heavily bandaged. ing to the
directed after he gradu- convent to serve as a gov- The woman, 58-year- Pittman complaint
ated from college in 1991 erness for a time in hopes old BarbaraJean Jackson, filed by
and landed his first theater that she might return with was charged with aggra- the Jack-
job at Dothan (Ala.) High better self-discipline. vated battery causing son Coun-
School. The father, a captain, is body harm or disabililty, ty Sheriff's
For Sirman, the play will about to be drafted into according to court docu- Office in
always be special for that a military group that will ments associated with relation
reason. But new memories force him to fight his own the case. | to their
Chris Laun and Gayle Di Benedetto, who call themselves are also being made in this country as Germany pre- The man, Willie Pitt- Jackson a r r e s t s,
"the sisters of mischief:" keep the mood in the dress- run of the show. He says pares to take it over, and man Jr., who turned 73 officials
ing room fun and lively during dress rehearsal for "The the play's family-oriented on the day it happened, were called to 6073 Blue
Sound of Music" at Chipola College on Monday night. plot is mirrored in the fam- See PLAY, Page 7A is charged in the case
with aggravated assault See FIGHT, Page 7A

Tiger fans show their support
Team departs onship in Lakeland, their com- anna a few minutes later, a School Board
munity let the team know they group of Jackson CountySchool employees
for statepayo have some fans back home Board employees stepped out gathered
or state play-offs who will be rooting them on as waving signs, yelling encour- outside along
they battle for the title. agement and chanting the Jefferson
At school, some family mem- Tiger name to send them on Street to give bers saw them off in the park- their way. The crew on duty at the Malone
ing lot. Along 10th Street, the the Marianna Fire Department Tigers a big
When the Malone Tigers main road running through pulled the MFD bucket truck send-off from
rolled out of Jackson County Malone, more folks were lined into a side street, and three the central
on Tuesday on their way to play up to wave them goodbye. office Tuesday.
for the 1A basketball champi- And when they got into Marl- See TIGERS, Page 6A DEBORAH BUCKHALTER/FLORIDAN

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JACKSON COUNTY Communi Calendar

F L O R ID A N WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26 tary-Wear Orange Like the Lorax FRIDAY, FEB. 28 Chess Club 6-8 p.m. at First
)) Wacky Wednesday at Golson Celebrate the Lorax Day! Students ) Dr. Seuss Birthday-Favorite Book United Methodist Church on Clinton
Publisher Valeria Roberts Elementary Celebrate Wacky can wear orange like the Lorax. Character Day Golson Elementary St. in Marianna. Sponsored by Mari- Wednesday Day. Students can wear ) Marianna Recreation Depart- Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday! Dress anna Optimist Club for students for
Circulation Manager Dena Oberski something wacky. ment baseball-softball registration up as your favorite book character, students 8-18 years of age in Jackson Marianna Recreation Depart- 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Marianna Guest readers will visit our school to County. All students and their parents
ment baseball-softball registration Educational and Recreational Expo read to the classes. There will be a stu- are welcome. Players of all skill levels
CONTACT US 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Marianna (MERE) location at 3625 Caverns dent writing contest and a classroom including beginners are welcome. Call
Educational and Recreational Expo Road in Marianna, or you may drop door decorating contest. Prizes will be 693-0473.
Telephone: 850-526-3614 (MERE) location at 3625 Caverns off your registration at City Hall. Boys awarded to the winners. ) "Senior Singles" Meeting 6-8
FAX: 850-482-4478 Road in Marianna, or you may drop and girls ages 5 to 15 years qf age are Non-insured Crop Disaster Assis- p.m. in the First United. Methodist
Email: off your registration at City Hall. Boys eligible to play. The fee for T-Ball is tance Program Application Closing Church Youth Center, 4392 Clinton
Street Address: and girls ages 5 to 15 years of age are $35 for participants and $40 for Dixie Dates Producers may apply for cov- St., Marianna. New location. Ample
eligible to play. The fee for T-Ball is Youth machine Pitch, AAA, "O" Zone erage of non-insurable crop when low parking. Singles age 50 and older
4403 Constitution Lane $35 for participants and $40 for Dixie and Dixie Boys. The fee for Darlings, yields, loss of inventory or prevented are invited for games, food, prizes
Marianna, FL32448 Youth machine Pitch, AAA, "0" Zone Angels, Ponytails and Belles Softball planning occur due to natural disaster, andspeakers. No charge. Donations
Office Hours: and Dixie Boys. The fee for Darlings, will be $40. The fee must be paid Producers must file the application accepted; proceeds fund charitable
Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Angels, Ponytails and Belles Softball with a check or money order, no cash and service fee by closing date for endeavors of Marianna's Gathering
will be $40. The fee must be paid will be accepted. Checks need to be beans, cantaloupe, sweet corn, grapes, Place Foundation. Call 526-4561 or
MISS YOUR PAPER with a check or money order, no cash made payable to MERE. No one will honeydew, peas, pumpkins, rutabagas, 272-6611.
MISS YOUR PAPER? will be accepted. Checks need to be be allowed to register after Feb. 28. All squash, watermelons, millet, perennial ) Chipola Theatre Production "The
You should receive your newspaper no later made payable to MERE. No one will participants must bring a copy of their peanuts and green peanuts. For more Sound of Music" 7 p.m. Tickets
than 6 a.m. If it does not arrive, call Circula- be allowed to register after Feb. 28. All birth certificate. information, call 526-2610, ext. 2. available at Center of the Arts box
tion between 6 a.m. and noon, Tuesday to participants must bring a copy of their ) Chipola College Registration for ) Hooks and Needles 10 a.m. at office and one hour before each show.
Friday am on Sunday The birth certificate. Spring Term C 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For the Jackson County Public Library, For more information, call 718-2420.
Friday, ackson 7 aCou.mnt Flo 1ridan USPS 271-840) Chipola College Registration for more information, call 718-2211 or visit Marianna Branch. New and expe- ) Celebrate Recovery 7 p.m. at
Jackson County Floridan (SPS 271-840) Spring Term C- 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For rienced handcrafters welcome to Evangel Worship Center, 2645 Pebble
is published Tuesday through Friday and more information, call 718-2211 or visit n $5 Brown Bag Sale on Clothing create, share, learn or teach favorite Hill Road in Marianna. Adult and teen
Sunday mornings. Periodicaf postage paid -9 a.m. to I p.m. at St. AnneThrift projects. Call 482-9631. meetings to "overcome hurts, habits
at Marianna, FL. Eldercare Service 8 a.m. at Store, 4285 2nd Ave., Marianna. Bird Walk -10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at and hang-ups." Dinner: 6 p.m. Child
Malone City Hall, Malone and St. Paul n Chipola Civic Club Meeting Florida Caverns State Park. Join care available. Call 209-7856, 573-1131.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES AME Church, Campbellton will be giv- Noon at The Oaks Restaurant, U.S. Florida Caverns State Park volunteers ) Magic Extravaganza 7:30 p.m. at
ing out USDA food. 90 in Marianna. The CCC's focus is the Elliott and Lesley Smith as they lead Blountstown Middle School Audito-
Home delivery: $11.23 per month; $32.83 ) Alcoholics Anonymous Open local community, "Community, Chil- visitors on a leisurely stroll starting rium. Tickets: Adults $15; Children
forthree months; $62.05 for six months; Meeting Noon to 1 p.m. in the AA dren and Character." Call 526-3142. at the Blue Hole swimming area to ages 10 and under $10. Tickets avail-
and $123.45 for one year. All prices include room of First United Methodist Church; a St, Anne Thrift Store- 9 a.m. to observe the birds of the park. Bring able through Wendy Byrne, 209-4695,
applicable state and local taxes. Mail 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna. p.m. St. Anne's Catholic Church, 3009 nocuars and a picnic and enjoy the Blountstown Drugsand Big River
subscriptions must be paid in advance. Mail )) Jackson Hospital Foundation 5th St., Marianna. Call 482-3734. )' Sports. All proceeds benefit the Chaz
subscriptions are: $46.12 for three months; Heart Awareness Month Lunch and )) Employability Workshop 2:30 Session 1-4 p.m. at Jackson Hospi-c
$92.24 for six months; and $184.47 for one Learn nonin the Jackson Hospital temMaiaaCareere, tal Board Room. Community welcoe. Alcoholics 8-p Anonymous Open
year. Dr. Steven Spence of Internal Medicine the workshop. It is free and open to the Talent Show 1 p.m. at Old Gym at First United Methodist Church, 2901
and Associates.Tickets are $5 and pub The workshop is facilitated by Grand Ridge School. Caledonia St. in Marianna.
ADVERTISING may be purchased at the door. Limited a Certified Motivational Career Coach. Movies at Your Public Library
The advertiser agrees that the publisher seating. Visit to register for -2 p.m. at the Main Library on Green SATURDAY, MARCH 1
shall not be liable for damages arising ) Jackson Hospital Board of Trust- these informative workshops. Street in Marianna. Last in a series Emerald Coast Heavens Saint's
ees and Finance Committee Board of five popular feature films, during Motorcycle Ministry yard sale has
out of errors and advertisements beyond meeting 5 p.m. in the classroom of a Ribbon Cutting for the Infusion February, celebrating Black His- Motorcycle Ministry yard sale has
the amount paid for the space actually Jackson Hospital. Center 5 p.m. at the Hudnall Build- tory Month, depicting actual events, been cancelled due to conflicting
occupied by that portion of the advertise- Magic/Illusionist Show 6 p.m. ing. current and historical, and involving schedules. Look for us at a later date.
ments in which the error occurred, whether at Millsprings Christian Chapel in ) Alcoholics Anonymous African-Americans. This film is an a Cooking up a Kitchen Car Show
such error is due to the negligence of the Grand Ridge. Refreshments after- Closed discussion, 8-9 p.m., First intimate and engrossing biography of -10 am. at Dayspring Christian Acad-
publisher's employees or otherwise, and wards. Everyone welcome United Methodist Church, 2901 Cale- a controversial and charismatic Black emy, Meadowview Road, Marianna.
publishers employees or otherwise, and donia St., Marianna, in the AA room. Muslim individual who rose to promi- Benefiting the Kitchen Fund for DCA.
there shall be not liability for non-inser- Attendance limited to persons with a nence in the 1950s and '60s. Free. Contact Mark Blaylock at 527-5104
tion of any advertisement beyond the THURSDAY, FEB. 27 desire to stop drinking; papers will not Rated PG13. For more information, or for more
amount paid for such advertisement. This a The Lorax Day-Golson Elemen- be signed, stop by the library or call 482-9631. info.
newspaper will not knowingly accept or 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,
publish illegal material of any kind. Advertis- email, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.
ing which expresses preference based on -____________ ______________________
legally protected personal characteristics is i e
not acceptable. POun R dtP

HOW TO GET YOUR JACKSON COUNTY larceny complaint, three civil available report: Two accidents, during the latest reporting
SH rIN disputes, one trespass comrn- one reckless driver, one suspi- periods:
NEWS PUBLISHED SHERIFF'S OFFICE plaint, one found/abandoned ___ cious incident, )) Tyeast Pender, 21,2937
The Jackson County Floridan will publish The Jackson County Sheriff's property report, one follow- jj one suspicious Graves St., Marianna, resisting
news of general interest free of charge. Office and county fire/rescue up investigation, 16 property j----- person, two ver- officer without violence, ob-
Submit your news or Community Calendar reported the following inci- checks, two assists of motor- ,RiNM E bal disturbanc- struction by disguise, violation
events via e-mail, fax, mail, or hand delivery, dents for Feb. 24, the latest ists or pedestrians, one retail es, one structure of state probation.
Fees may apply for wedding, engagement, available report: One accident, theft, one gas skip, two public fire, three traffic n Sam Duke, 49, 1800 Balkin
anniversary and birth announcements, two suspicious incidents, one service calls, one 911 hang-up, stops, two larceny complaints, Road, Tallahassee, violation of
Fnnversarye and birth a dnouncments. suspicious person, two cloth- one criminal registration, one two property checks, one assist state probation.
Forms are available at the Floridan offices, ing escorts, one burglary, one welfare check, one transport of another agency, one public n Christopher Murray, 32,
Photographs must be of good quality and physical disturbance, two and one threat or harassment service call, one threat/harass- 207 Potter Road, Quincy, child
suitable for print. The Floridan reserves the verbal disturbances, one pedes- complaint, ment complaint, and one home abuse.
right to edit all submissions, trian complaint, one woodland security check.
GETTING IT RIGHT fire, one commercial fire, one MARIANNA Jail Population: 185
The Jackson CountyFloridas policy drug offense, 14 medical calls, POLICE DEPARTMENT JACKSON COUNTY
is Jackoe Ct sFloridan'ke s promptly two traffic crashes, two burglar The Marianna Police De- CORRECTIONAL FACILITY To report a crime, call CrimeStoppers
report an error please call 526-3614 alarms, one panic alarm, one partment listed the following The following persons were at 526-5000 or a local law enforcement
report an error, please caly 526-3614 firearm discharged, three fire incidents for Feb. 24, the latest The followng persons were agency. To report a wildlife violation, call
Monday-Friday. alarms, six traffic stops, one booked into the county jail 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).



(850) 482-3051 .I


SMARRIAGE Kellie W. Benefield.
Kt rtl n Jeremy Keith Green
Kristi Meredith Allen vs. Joy Lynn Green.
and James Gregory Wells. F Juan Antonio Cebal-
H e Buckie O'Neil Barnes los vs. Marianne Renee
and Erica Michelle Ceballos.
Schmiel. Jessica Austin Harrell
4 Keith Atkins and San- vs. Joshua Harrell.
dra Martina Gentry. Charles D. Odum vs.
Kristi Dawn Odum.
Desiree Boyette
DIVORCES Layton vs. Gerald David
) Jessie L. McKinnie vs. Layton.
Sheneka L. McKinnie. t Darin E. Lewis vs.
) Antonio Dewel- Natasha L. Lewis.
las Franklin vs. Nickia ) Bridget Yon Russell
Franklin. vs. Christopher Lamar
H Lesley Jones vs. Nor- Russell.
SUBMITTED PHTO man Jones. Kathleen D. Stewart
Tatum Skipper, of Malone, and Micah Ruiz, of Bascom, were crowned Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola at the Chipola College )) James HarleyYork vs. vs. Robert D. Stewart.
Homecoming game on Feb. 22. From left are: (front) Will Glover of Greenwood; Sara Kaye Compton of Chipley; Frankie Murrell Karole York. )) Amy Nicole Revels vs.
of Blountstown; Tiara Sorey of Campbellton; Priscilla Prough; Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough; Tatum Skipper of Malone, Curtis R. Benefield vs. James Shalbe Ray Revels.
Homecoming Queen 2014; Micah Ruiz of Bascom, Mr. Chipola 2014; Alexandria Nong of Marianna; John Eubanks of Bonifay;
Tierra Campbell of Malone and Qron Mullins of Panama City. Tatum Skipper is the daughter of Danny and Gina Skipper of Florida Lottery
Malone. She is the president of SGAand is involved in Student Ambassadors and the TRIO Society. She plans to earn a bachelor's
degree in accounting at Chipola. Micah Ruiz is the son of Ethel McGriff and Freddie Ruiz of Bascom. He is a member of Show
Choir, Chamber Chorus, Black Student Union and the Student Government Association. He is a music major and plans to Mon. (E) 2/24 5-8-3 9-4-3-0 8-19-25-26-31
graduate with a degree in recording arts from Full Sail University. Mon. (M) 6-5-5 6-6-4-4
Tue. (E) 2/25 1-2-5 9-2-1-1 Not available

Wed. (E) 2/19 2-4-4 3-9-2-8 15-18-19-23-31
Wed. (M) 8-4-2 0-6-2-3
HELP SUPPLY FRESH PRODUCE TO FAMILIES Thurs. (E) 220 2-2-1 4-6-1-0 5-7-15-22-23
Thurs. (M) 4-3-0 3-1-1-5
Fri. (E) 2/21 4-3-0 1-0-4-4 1-13-27-29-33
Marianna Agricultural Fri. (M) 7-7-6 7-5-9-9
Department/FFA has teamed Sat. (E) 2/22 3-0-5 1-1-9-1 5-18-22-2533
up with Chipola Family
Ministries to help supply Sat. (M) 0-1-0 2-5-5-7
fresh produce to deserving Sun. (E) 2/23 2-3-0 5-2-5-5 7-13-20-31-34
families in the area. Students Sun. (M) 4-6-0 3-0-0-7
grow gardens as part of their E= Evening drawing, M = Midday drawing
Supervised Agricultural
Experience Program. SAE
projects help students Saturday 2/22 2-3-13-14-54 PB 4 xtra5
apply what they learn in the Wednesday 2/20 1-17-35-49-54 PB34 xtra 3
classroom with hands on o,
application. Students weree Saturday 2I/2 4-5-14-33-39-46 xtra 3
involved in all aspects of the EWednesday 2/20, 9-14-29-31-32-36 xtra 2
garden from planning, planting,
maintenance, harvest and F lottery information, call 850-487-7777 or 900-737777
packaging. Plans are under way i : ,
in preparing for their spring
gardens with a goal of donating
$2,000 worth of fresh produce
to the local food banks.

Chipola to offer firefighter courses
The Chipola College volunteer firefighters be-
Public Service Department gins March 4 and ends
has scheduled several fire- June 26. The course in-
fighting courses beginning cludes First Responder,
next month. Forestry S130/190 and Philip
Firefighter I and II will be Firefighter I. Cost is $500,
offered in a classroom set- which includes use of FJ "P i i
ting weekdays, from 8 a.m. bunker gear and live burn -,-o
to 4:30 p.m. The course scenarios. -Jower I -op
begins March 3 and runs Information about the
through June 16. Firefight- courses is available at
er I and II are required to
work as a professional fire- fighting. Contact Martin
fighter in Florida. The cost Fowler, Fire Science Pro- _
is $1,900, and financial aid gram Manager, at 718-2483 Carat The FIVE C's
is available, or email fowlerm@chipola. SUBMITTED PHOTO Color
Online Firefighter I for edu. Chipola firefighting demonstrations. Clarity
14th annual Folk Life Days Let Our Flowers
Marianna's Most
The 14th Annual Folk bowls; butter churning; Say It For You Trusted Jeweler
Life Days will be cel- soap-making; quilting
ebrated at the Panhandle and much more. ll us for all u Est. 1971
Pioneer Settlement on Friday, March 14, is re- loralneedsatso
Friday, March 14, and Sat- served for school-chil- f/ n
urday, March 15, starting dren and also home- 3003 4th Street Marianna GEMOLOGISTS
at 9:30 a.m. and ending schooled children to have 850-526-3293 850.482.4037
at 2 p.m. The Settlement the Settlement. Saturday, (a)
will have all the cabins March 15, is open to .the
open and staffed with vol- public to enjoy the Set-
unteers dressed in period tlement's living history A
clothing demonstrating museum and all the dem-
the skills that our Ameri- onstrations of pioneer
can pioneers had to have life. Our volunteers will
for daily survival, give everyone a day they'll
Our famous Ms. Fran- remember. A ] *
ces Price will be making Call Diane Watson at
and cooking her luscious 674-2777 or email us at A [[A
biscuits. There will be
demonstrations of: how for more information or A 'lA
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A free train ride will take place March 8 at Veterans Memorial bread-making carving for Friday's event. A

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for a free train ride around for young children to play
the park from 11 a.m. to 3 with.
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Student loans have even been blamed for hold-
ing back the economic recovery. A recent report Letter to the Editor
that found the number of first-time home buyers
is well below historical norms, a trend blamed on Aonse to M cGann lt
student loan debt limiting major purchases. Aes
The problem has led to a flood of ideas for con-
proposal this month from U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, "You lie!" Who lies? Steve South- by Southerland in 2012 in which that the annual family health care
R-Florida erland, Barack Obama or Patrick he does say that one million will premium in 2005 was $10,880 and
Rubio has personal experience with the issue. McGann? Mr. McGann can be lose their health care and premi- increased to $16,351 in 2013. Looks
In a speech announcing his plan, Rubio said his excused because he is probably a urns will increase for the average to me like that adds up to much
undergraduate loannous attending the University of loyal typically misinformed Demo- American family by $2,500 per more than $2,500.
undergraduate loans attending the gree at crat. That leaves Southerland and year. Sadly, Southerland greatly You are looking for facts, Mr.
Florida were manageable but his law degree at Obama. Well Obama is proven to understated it in 2012. The actual McGann, and the facts are that
the University of Miami landed him $100,000 in be a liar. Remember "... keep you numbers are much worse. Republicans opposed to Obama-
debt. plan, keep your doctor, pay less, Politico states that "... Obama- care are understating what this na-
He proposed having an income-based system etc, etc." care stats are hard to nail down." tional socialization of our nation's
be the automatic repayment method for student So how about Southerland? Politico says that the search for real health care is actually costing. Its
loans.. Under the system, graduates make pay- First of all Mr. McGann says he's and trustworthy numbers is hard costs are not only to our economy
ments in proportion to the amount they earn. watched Southerland's TV com- to track. Some states haven't been but loss of our choices, loss of jobs,
Income-contingent loans actually have been mercial "Every problem in our soci- able to sign anyone up. Nobody and adding a burden to the young
around for a while. The current option limits ety is the result of Obamacare" like knows for sure how many have in America by forcing them to pay
federal student loan payments to 10 percent of what seems like a 100 times and even paid their premiums or have unduly higher premiums. The
the borrower's discretionary income. Those mak- it is run just about every "hour- actually signed up. The truth is harm that it is doing to America is
ing payments on time for 20 years can have their on-the-hour, all day every day." that undeniably many that were going to be almost impossible to
loans forgiven. That's funny, I watch as much TV covered no longer are. undo.
Rubio also is promoting the idea of private in- as the next guy and I've never seen PolitiFact confirms the truth It has not been Rep. Southerland
vestors paying a student's tuition in exchange for it. So I looked it up. There is no of Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson's that has lied. It has been our Presi-
a percentage of their income for a set period of such ad. The ad he's referring to is statement that the average family dent who said what PoltiFact calls
time after graduation. Companies such as Up- probably "Lie of the Year" which is premium will increase by $2,500 the Lie of the Year: "if you like your
start, founded last year by former Google execu- paid for and run by Americans for and not .decrease by the same health care plan, you can keep it."
tives, are starting to offer such services online. Prosperity and not by Southerland. amount as stated by Pres. Obama. BRUCE LAMBERT
Critics have compared the concept to inden- The ad quotes comments made The Kaiser Foundation documents Cottondale
tured servitude. An alternative approach would
be the system in place in Australia: funding col-
lege through a tax on all graduates pegged to how Autocrats be are: Squ elhing
much they earn. A utocat, beware: Suelching
The state of Oregon is studying a proposal
dubbed "Pay It Forward" that would eliminate *
public university tuition in favor of such a sys-
tem. Students would be required to pay a per-ent on t wor anyi ore
centage of their incomes for a certain number of
years after they graduate. A s a wave. of protests against Never mind that arresting jour-
Other proposals would allow student borrowers /-A government corruption and nalists and moderate critics (even
to refinance at lower rates or declare bankruptcy .. Lmisrule rolls from country ,liberal leaders of the Tahrir revolu-
in cases of hardship. Of course, all of these ideas to country, nervous autocrats are tion) will boomerang.
fail to address the problem driving rising student using the same formula to crush That is already happening in
debt: the constantly increasing cost of a college dissent. Egypt. The hate speech pouring
education. From Russia, to Ukraine, to out of official media has further
Addressing that issue will require states to Venezuela, to Egypt, and beyond, polarized the country and-in-
reverse declining fiscal support for higher educa- there are copycat crackdowns: Ar- ThldRUbif creased instability, without curbing
tion, along with universities controlling adminis- rest opposition leaders on absurd The Philadelphia Inquirer terrorism. That, in turn, will make
trative expenses and other costs that have little to charges, hold show trials, beat ness and balance that our imper- it harder for the president-in-wait-
do with the classroom. or sometimes shoot protest- fect trade demands." ing, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah
In the meantime, students deserve new options ers, and silence media that chal- In its questionable effort to al-Sisi, to restart Egypt's moribund
for paying for college. They shouldn't have to sell lenge the government's message, brand the Muslim Brotherhood a economy and provide jobs for its
themselves into indentured servitude in order to Then blame a foreign conspiracy "terrorist organization," Egyptian youth.
earn a degree for all that has gone wrong, officials seem intent on squelch- Gulf states may bail Egypt out
This formula kept many dictators ing any public discussion of how in the short term, but in the long
Gainesville Sun in power in the 20th century. It is to heal a deeply divided society. term, the country needs foreign
anesvie un outdated in this one. Nor is it permissible to write about investment, and tourists, to flour-
-. -To understand why, let's look grave human-rights violations, ish. A xenophobic, bitterly divided
"IO U LOST --- Eat the shameful trial last week such as the fatal shooting last country is not an attractive climate
/"0 i0ST WEiH' FR TL of three respected journalists in summer of hundreds of Muslim for either.
THIS WINTERU! HO'DI FEEpL cairo. Brotherhood demonstrators at the And officials who are frantic to
'YOU DO IT? V Australian Peter Greste and two Rabaa al-Adawiya Mosque. control all information can lose
/" colleagues who work for the al- In the Egyptian version of "you touch with reality. This, even as the
/J(1^. Jazeera English TV channel were are either with us or against us," younger Internet generation man-
Scharged Thursday with undermin- even raising these subjects can ages to access information that the
ing Egypt's national security as mean arrest for treason. State-con- regime seeks to repress.
they stood inside metal cages in a trolled television vilifies any gov- Case in point: Last month, pros-
S- Cairo courtroom. The three were ernminent critics as traitors, and has ecutors investigated an allegation
hauled out of their studio in Cairo's branded the three arrested men that a babbling hand puppet in a
upscale Marriott Hotel in Decem- "the Marriott cell" and runleaked TV ad for Vodaphone was send-
ber, and have been held since, two footage of their arrest, accompa- ing coded instructions to Islamist
of them in cold, insect-infested nied by heavy music befitting a terrorists. Officials from Vodafone
-y'f" cells without access to needed spy thriller. A Dutch journalist was Egypt were actually summoned to
\ medical treatment, named as a suspect because she respo.nd.
All three, including Egyptian had met and talked with journalist Tweeters and bloggers went wild
( Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy Fahmy. She had to flee the coun- with film clips of the chattering
and Egyptian Baher Mohamed, are try. According to the Committee puppet. One English-language
-li',' '-^ highly respected journalists. Their to Protect Journalists, at least 60 tweet by a Mohamed Abdul Fat-
i real "crime" appears to have been journalists have been detained in tah: "The Onion is shutting down
that they worked for al-Jazeera, Egypt since July. their website citing unbeatable
a broadcast network owned by A highly respected academic, competition from the Egyptian
C Qatar. That Gulf emirate backs the the American University of Cairo's government."
T^L, SMuslim Brotherhood, an Islamist Emad Shahin, was roped into a What's happening in Cairo
2/26 g group that dominated Egypt's elec- treason trial of Muslim Brother- should serve as a warning to other
| 2 esb s toral politics until the army ousted hood leaders, apparently because autocrats who use a similar for-
2014 Jeff Stahler/Dist. by Universal UClick for UFS the president last summer, he has written and spoken about mula for repression: A government
However, al-Jazeera's English- the need for political dialogue that muzzles the media and shuts
ete t t Edtlanguage service unlike the between Islamic and secular seg- down dissent is setting itself up for
Letters to the Editor Arabic service is widely consid- ments of society. This is vital in future failure or even farce as
Submit letters by either mailing to Editor, P.O. Box 520, ered to be a credible, independent order to stabilize the country, given the world and its young people
Marianna, FL 32447 or faxing to 850-482-4478 or send broadcast network. "We had been that the Brotherhood, despite its look on.
email to The Floridan reserves doing exactly as any responsible, flaws, still has a substantial base
the right to edit or not publish any letter. Be sure to professional journalist would," of supporters. Never mind that ef-
include your full address and telephone number. These wrote Greste in a letter smuggled forts to erase it may drive some of Trudy Rubin is a columnist and editorial-board
will only be used to verify the letter and will not be from prison, "recording and trying its youth into the arms of the real may write to her at: Philadelphia Inquirer, P.O.
printed. For more information call 850-526-3614. to make sense of the unfolding terrorists, salafi groups that have Box 8263, Philadelphia, Pa. 19101, or by email at
events with all the accuracy, fair- taken root in Northern Sinai.


BCF cookie day brings joy to students State lawmakers to talk
On Wednesday, Feb. 19, water funding, not policy
The Baptist College of
Florida in Graceville cel- Ft The Assciated Press Residents, lawmakers
ebrated one of its favorite 44-, and environmental ad-
days on campus: Cookie LAKE OKEECHOBEE vocates want the state to
Day. In the marshes along the do more to better manage
Since the fall semester of western edge of Florida's its water resources. How-
2009, BCF First Lady Ruth largest freshwater lake, ever, the speaker of the
Ann Kinchen has baked n z the water is clear, wading House has said no major
and delivered special "a i birds burst into the sky change to Florida's water
goodies, homemade cook- ahead of an approach- policies is likely to come
ies and brownies to the ing airboat, and there's out of the legislative ses-
campus for BCF students. no sign of the turmoil sion that begins March 4.
This semester she was as- that elevated water levels Rep. Will Weatherford,
sisted by Barbara Ham- caused last summer. R-Wesley Chapel, told
mack, Jan Cunningham, The political waters reporters earlier this
Gail Floyd and Dawn Free- in Tallahassee, though, month that any water is-
man. The ladies worked SUBMITTED PHOTOS are roiling over Lake sues that come up this
hard to provide enough BCF First Lady Ruth Ann Kinchen (center) joined by Barbara Hammack and Gailc Floyd deliver Okeechobee and other year will deal with fund-
cookies to feed all of the cookies to the Resident Directors for the dorms. hydrological woes, from ing, while policy initia-
college students, as well ing students with a sense Florida's Big Bend to the tives and long-term water
as many of the faculty and of home and reminding state's signature springs management plans likely
staff members. In addition a d them they are loved and to a treasured estuary will be deferred until next
to the overflowing pans of prayed for often. along the Atlantic. year.
cookies, there were special In addition to praying
bags of sugar-free treats .for students and bak-
making sure that no one ing cookies, Kinchen co- Smart Money
was left out of the joy of ordinates fundraising
.Cookie Day. events for scholarships, DeVr Se m ortgage can
This semester, BCF Pres- decorates the campus for
ident Thomas A. Kinchen the holidays and travelsave 1
made the announcement many miles recruiting help stave off taxes
during chapel service that and representing the col-
it was Cookie Day, adding Pans of cookies at BCF First Lady Ruth Ann Kinchen's home lege. Her attention and Dear Bruce: Does a per- the will for probate. He
to the excitement and an- ready to be covered and delivered, care for the students and son with no assets need a can just file it and forget
ticipation of the treats to nothing like the realiza- thing so selfless for them. the campus is made evi- will? I rent. My income is about it.
come. When students are tion that someone loves Ruth Ann Kinchen does a dent in her deep love for from Social Security and On the
away from home, there is them enough to do some- wonderful job of provid- Christ. a small pension. I have an other
automobile loan and no hand, if the
other debt. I have an in- estate has
Ssurance policy of $40,000 accumu-

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From Page 1A about the Tigers' quest to see. Since the 1950s, t
on lB. the Tigers have won at
firefighters waved to the least one state 1A cham- i
team from high above and coaching at Malone pionship in every decade
the street. before taking over the top except the 2000-2010 d
Director of Student Ser- spot in administration. period. They said they're
vices Shirl Williams was Benton was a three-year confident that the team
among the school board assistant coach there for now on the road can
employees in the Mari- a time and helped take break that dry spell and
anna crowd. She carried the Tigers to the champi- bring home a victory that
a sign bearing her neph- onship game twice. will wash the school in o
ew's name and number John Ellerbee, now di- celebration. h
Chai Baker, No. 11, is on rector of Early and Ele- They'll play at 11 a.m.
the Tiger squad. mentary Education, also Wednesday against e,
Other school board taught at Malone for 10 Chiefland and, if they
employees also have per- years and was the head win that game, would .
sonal ties to the team, in- basketball coach when, playThursday for the
cluding Superintendent in 1991 and 1994, the championship against
of Schools Steven Ben- team earned champion- the winner of the Chi- DEBORAH BUCKHALTER/FLORIDAN
ton. He spent much of ship titles. pley/Hamilton County As the bus carrying the Malone Tigers rolled to a stop at the intersection outside the Jackson County
his Jackson County edu- Malone's return to game. The title contest School Board office on Tuesday, well-wishers from the central office yelled, waved and showed their
cational career teaching Lakeland is something also begins at 11 a.m. homemade signs wishing the team well in its quest for a state IA championship.
Candidate speaks about crash that killed man WWW.JCFLORIDAN.COM
The Associated Press swing-voting 13th Con- owe the family our deepest r
gressional District, has sympathies every day." "It continues to weigh
ST. PETERSBURG questioned why the mat- "The facts of this ac- heavy on my heart ater FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED
Florida Republican con- ter has become an issue cident have been pub- 25ears and weowe Charles E. Kent, Sr. Owner, LFD
gressional hopeful David shortly before March 11 lic record for years," he 5 ae oeJulie Kent Owner
Jolly was not charged and special election. The acci- added. "It is disrespectful thefamiy our deepest Charles E. Kent, Jr., LFD
not at fault in a 1989 car dent happened when Jolly and hurtful to the surviv- ~ympathiesevery da." 3960 Lafayette St. 526-5059
crash in which he fatally was 16. ing family that someone David Jolly,
struck a pedestrian, ac- "This was a tragic acci- would now dig this tragedy Republican congressional hopeful
cording to a Florida High- dent where a man lost his up to use for political gain.
way Patrol report. life and a family lost a loved Out of respect for the fam- loved one, I will have no T @BE3
Jolly, who is in a tight one," Jolly wrote in a state- ily and friends who lost a further comment."
race with Democrat Alex ment Tuesday. "It contin-
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James & ipford Tree sale set for March 7, 8 Newlibrary
Funeral Home
5390 Cotton St. director
Graceville, FL 32440 BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER color will be a roll of lr d
850 263-3238 the dice, since the trees arenet sorted by color.
The Marianna Garden You might wind up with on
Albert Club's annual dogwood TR ALE '- a soft pink, melon-col- t w
and crepe myrtle tree __ _ored, white, hot pink or
Hodge sale is set for Friday, 6f '- redder variety, or possi- Jackson County has hired a new
March 7, and Saturday, bly a rainbow of colors library director.
March 8, from 8 a.m. to if you buy several. The Deborah Hynes, after passing a
4p.m. each day. trees should leaf intheir standard background check, is ex-
Experienced garden- M o-I- first year and flower in pected to start at the beginning of
.ers will be on hand to a few years' time. the next pay period.
answer any questions -The garden club The hire was the subject of Mon-
you may have about oc .,o- c chose dogwoods and day's meeting of the Library Advi-
planting and caring for crepe myrtle both for sory Board, whose members are
the trees, and buyers DEBORAH BUCKHALTER/FLORIDAN their general popular- appointed by the Jackson County
will take away a care Marianna Garden Club members (from left) Joy Hin- ity and because of the Board of Commissioners.
sheet, as well. ton, Nancy McMullin and Muriel Turner are getting hardy characteristics Hynes has a master's degree in li-
The sale will be held ready for the March 7-8 crepe myrtle and dogwood that help them survive brary science and lives'in Dothan,
Rev. Albert J. Hodge, 87, in front of the Farmers tree sale that has become the organization's signature periods of drought, ex- Ala.
entered his Heavenly in front of the Farmers fundraiser each year.
entered his Heavenly Furniture store, which treme cold and extreme For more information about the
23, 2014. is located near the Gro- newspaper to keep Each tree costs $1, heat. They are also Jackson County Public Library, with
Bro. Hodge was born in cery Outlet on Lafayette them moist until plant- and orders of 50 more low-maintenance, branches in Marianna and Gracev-
Athens, TX on May 23, 1926 Street. ing. Selling them at this can be pre-ordered This is the club's main ille, visit
to the late William Frank The immature trees stage gives the new and reserved by calling yearly fundraiser. Last
and Matilda Blann Hodge. for sale are bare-root owners the opportu- 482-4756. year, the club made
He entered the U.S. Navy seedlings. They con- nity to grow their trees Hundreds of the trees about $800 profit from Dl -I r
in 1944 and was part of the sist of a stick and a from the baby stage to will be available, club the sale, and members DIJCk HIStory
first wave of the invasion of clump of roots which adulthood, garden club members say. For the are hoping to do even
a ttached to the Marines are wrapped in damp members say. crepe myrtle buyers, better this year.
After his military service, -- --
Bro Hodge was called into ay a_ r_|l set _fo Friday
the ministry. He graduated et for Friday
from Southwestern Bible "There are a lot offamilies
College in Waxahachie, TX involvedin this one.... there o
and has served churches in From Page 1A --vo i eo to one. the o be held at M HS
Texas, Oklahoma and Flor- the seven mischievous children are close to50 peopl in the
ida over the past 69 years. are coming to terms with this show, around 60 with the pit From staff reports
Until his death he served as new governess in their lives. Ro- orchestra added, and there
volunteer Chaplain of the mance blooms between Maria are a lot ofcommunity people A Black History Program at Mari-
Graceville ctional Fa a nd the Captain, and the house- n it." anna High School on Friday night
cility, a ministry dear to his hold is tested against all the out- Charles Sirman, will feature an evening of enter-
heart. His current church lying conflicts. The characters Chipola Theatre director tainment, including the final per-
home is Graceville First must make monumental deci- Chpoa Theatre drector formance of the Boys to Men Choir
Assmbly of God. sions, with the family's ultimate For Berquist, these rehears- under the leadership of Cookie
Funeral service will be 11 wellbeing at stake. als are as thrilling as the show Marks, who founded and has led the
a.m., Wednesday, February "There are a lot of families in- nights. The pride she feels when young people who participated in it
26, 2014 at the First Assem- volved in this one," he said. "We her daughter walks across the through the years.
bly of God in Graceville have parents who come help stage never dims, she said. It's The Friday program is the grand
with Revs. Joe Earnest and build the sets on Saturdays; we a feeling she savors and the full finale closing out local Black History
Dewey Myers officiating. have randmothers that bring theater experience is something Month observations.
Burial will follow in Marvin have grandmothers that bring
Chapel Cemetery with their grandchildren to rehearsal KRISTIE CLOUD/FLORIDAN she craves. She has been in The Buffalo Soldiers will post flags
military honors by the U. S. and aunts who come to help Pictured (from left) are Meredith Chipola shows, herself, and has to start things off. The Beaver Cho-
Navy, James & Lipford Fu- manage the small children. Saunders, Lindsey Whatley and tried to teach her daughters all rus of Riverside Elementary School
neral Home in Graceville There are close to 50 people in Gracie Wallace at Tuesday's dress she knows-Joy, her older daugh- will perform, along with Save Our
directing. Family will re- the show, around 60 with the pit rehearsal for The Sound of Music at ter, is an alumnus of the Chipola Children program participants, the
ceive friends at the funeral orchestra added, and there are a ipoa ge. stage as well. Boys to Men Choir of Jackson Coun-
home Tuesday, 6 p.m. until lotof corranunity people in it." other jobs. She sits in the audi- Wallace says her mother is a ty, Chairos and United Praise, and
8 p.m. In at least one case, Sirman ence and checks the little things great asset to have around. "In the FAMU cheerleaders.
Flowers accepted or has an actress and her mother whether socks match dresses, our house, someone is always It starts at 6 p.m. in the MHS audi-
those wishing may make
memorials to the Graceville working separately yet together whether a hairdo is working, singing or dancing or playing torium. Admission is $5 in advance
First Assembly of God 5565 in their different roles related to which dress needs pressing. music," she commented. "My or $7 at the door. Children 10 years
Brown Street Graceville, FL the show. And backstage, there are aunts, mom tries let me see things on of age or younger get in for $3.
32440. Gracie Wallace, 16, plays one moms and grandmothers mak- my own... if she thinks there's For more information or for tick-
Survived by his beloved of the von Trapp children. Her ing sure that the young people in a way to say a certain line, she ets, call Marks at 693-9630 or 482-
wife of 64 years Joyce M. mother, Jill Berquist, serves as the show are ready to go, when tries to lead me to the realization 5203, or Leon Kelly at 209-4310.
Hodge; two daughters Sirman's house manager for the it's their time to hit the stage, as we talk, rather than just spit-
Shara Cowan (Jim), Doug- .production. She makes sure that One of the actors, Mary Ann ting out, 'hey, you need to do it
lasville, GA, Sandy Williams opening night goes smoothly Earnest, plays a nun in the show this way.' I've learned a lot from We
(Ron), Sugar Hill, GA; two in the front of the house, mak- and has two granddaughters her, but she tries to give me my W reck
grandchildren Brian Cow- ,,
an, Austin, TX, Courtney ing sure that theater-goers get who are also playing the parts space to find my way, too."
Thomas, Cumming, GA; to their proper seats, have their of nuns. Earnest helps them Berquist says the theater group From PageA
one great granddaughter cellphone sounds turned off, out, plays her own part and is is indeed like a family, one led by a broken left foot, a broken ring fin-
Aislyn Thomas; sister-in- and taking care of other such also one of the seamstresses for the best of the best in Sirman, ger on his right hand, a dislocated
law Gayola Morrow, Vian, details. A teacher at Marianna the show. Pulling this dual duty technical director Connie Smith hip and a shattered right knee. He
OK; brother-in-law Olly High School, Berquist has a core makes for ,an amusing circum- and choreographer Chris Manas- said surgery was scheduled today to
Bass, Athens, TX; several of about 20 MHS student volun- stance from time to time. She's to. They, she said, embrace and put the knee back together.
nieces and nephews. teers to help her with that task. often been seen dressed in her teach all those who make it up, The teenager is being treated at
Marianna Chapel But during the weeks of re- nun's habit while peering at a and make sure the students in Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and
Funeral Home hearsal leading up to the big needle and thread and stitching their charge are learning more could be released as early as Friday
3960 Lafayette Street night, Berquist has taken on up a curtain seam. than lines in a play. or next Monday, his father said.
Marianna, Florida 32446
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of his head. He told the officers Jackson said she then called 911 An EMS crew was called to the
Katherine Fij li that Jackson had hit him while on her cell phone while they con- scene to check Pittman for possi-
Marie Welch they were arguing about who tinued to argue, and that another ble injuries, but he refused treat-
From Page 1A broke the latch on the door of the tussle ensued. ment and was taken into custody,
MacDonald residence. Jackson claimed that Pittman then taken to Jackson Hospital for
Springs Road near Green- Officers described Pittman as grabbed a hammer and threat- evaluation by medical personnel
Services for Mrs. Kather- wood in relation to a pos- "very intoxicated" and belliger- ened to kill her, and that she was there.
ine Marie Welch Mac- sible physical disturbance ent at times. Jackson told officers able to get the hammer away The emergency room physician
Donald will be held at just after midnight Monday that, during their argument, Pitt- from him. told authorities that Pittman had
11:00 A.M. today in the Ma- morning, man had accused her repeatedly Officials said Jackson was "very "several lacerations, which were
rianna Chapel Funeral A dispatcher advised officers of lying about not knowing who emotional, stating she was not closed, and there did not appear
Franklin officiating. Inter- that a man could be heard mak- broke the latch, going to let any man hit on her." to be any head injuries." With
ment will follow in ing threats on an open 911 line. She said she'd been lying on the She told authorities that she that, Pittman was taken on to jail
Pinecrest Memorial Gar- When deputies arrived, they couch watching television when, grabbed a piece of lightering to await first appearance.
dens knocked on the door and were during the argument, Pittman wood and struck Pittman several Jackson was taken to jail from
Marianna Chapel Funer- told to come in. They found struck her several times with his times. Jackson told officials she the scene.
al Home is in charge of ar- Pittman sitting on a couch with "boney knuckles," according to "didn't mean to hurt him so bad," The hammer and the piece of
rangements. Expressions of a large wound on the left side the complaint, according to the complaint, wood were taken into evidence.
sympathy may be submit-
ted online at 0o Representatives of Evan- for people traveling along tion from Dennis that the the Evangelvariance could
af gel Worship Center at- South Street. variance be denied, lead to similar requests,
FlH on sts tended Monday's public The move to a few feet In her memo to the like the one the city denied
From Page lA meeting, where they dis- southwest of the current board, Dennis noted that from the Church of God by
Artistic Designs Unimited Inc. free-standing sign. cussed their sign plans sign's location, Pettis ex- the variance request isn't Faith in May 2010.
Your Local Florist and Gifts The current sign is re- and code variance request plained, would allow in- due to a condition of the But the results of Mon-
2911 Jefferson St. Marianna ally two signs stacked on with Planning and Zon- creased visibility for driv- physical surroundings, day's public hearing still
850-372-4456 top of one another that, ing Board members Di- ers navigating the turn and though the sign is leave Evangel Worship
Micae'sToger for city code purposes, are ane Pate, William Long, onto South Street from the located in a low area, for Center with a chance to
Funeral Appropriate Attire considered one sign, and Jonathan Fuqua, Rich- south side of Orange. The improved visibility, it was move forward with the de-
2878 Jefferson St. Marianna it is legal, though it doesn't ard Kunde and Matthew new location would also suggested that the sign be sign as planned.
850-482-8647 conform to current city Payne, as well as city attor- move the sign out from elevated by installing it on A final decision on the
code. ney Frank Bondurant, city under the nearby power a mound of dirt. variance application will
Owners of pre-existing managerJimDeanandKay line guide wires. All churches in residen- be made by city com-
/7 '" "signs that are now not to Dennis, director of the city But most board mem- tialdistricts,sheexplained, missioners. Whether or
code are still allowed to Municipal Development bers were not swayed, have been held to the same not they follow the Plan-
/ i /maintain and replace the Department, which over- A motion from Fuqua, requirements since Sep- ning and Zoning Board in
S \i i \ face of those signs, but sees code enforcement, to allow the variance, died tember 2010. Before that, denying the church's re-
~\ \ t \ ionce the sign is moved, Lavon Pettis, pastor at without a second and with those same churches were quest is expected to be a
\' \ even just a few feet away Evangel, told the board his being the only dissent- only allowed free-standing topic at the next regular
Son the same property, that the church wanted ing vote, the Planning and signs of 24 square feet. commission meeting, 6
owners must comply with to up the size of the sign Zoning Board went on to Also mentioned was a p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in
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Seeking No.14 LHaonets

Malone heads to Lakeland hoping for state title rnrule

With a whopping 13 state champi-
onships in the trophy case, the Malo-
one of the most storied traditions in
the state. BY DUSTIN KENT
Today in Lakeland, the Tigers (25-
4) will look to move one step closer
to adding No. 14 when they take on
Chiefland (26-1) in the 1A state semi- COTTONDALE -The Cottondale Lady
finals at 11 a.m. Central Time. Hornets notched their first victory of
It's the first time Malone has been to the season Monday night at the expense
the state semifinals since 1999 and a of the Graceville Lady Tigers, who will
championship would be the school's have to wait a little longer to get in the
first since 1998. win column in 2014.
That's a long wait for a basketball- The Lady Hornets (1-4) scored five
crazy community that has grown ac- runs in the fourth inning and five more
customed to competing for titles over in the sixth to run-rule their rivals 12-2
the years, and Tigers coach Steven in six innings.
Welch said that he and his players Connor Melvin and Deunna Gon-
are eager to get to Lakeland and try to zalez both had big offensive nights to
bring another title back to Malone. lead Cottondale, with Melvin going 3-
"Obviously the kids are excited and for-3 with a triple, two RBI, and three
happy, but we have to make sure to runs scored, while Gonzalez was also
rein that in and go down there with 3-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and two
the attitude that this is not enough," runs.
he said. "We want to be greedy right Cottondale picked up 15 hits on the
now and really try to go down there night compared to eight for Graceville,
and finish out what has been a pretty with sophomore pitcher Zoee Warren
good year strong. We're going to go going all six innings in the circle to get
down and play as hard as we can and the win, striking out three and walking
have fun and play loose and see what none.
happens." Briana Henderson started and took
Malone made it to Lakeland thanks the loss for the Lady Tigers, who fell to
to a pair of decisive playoff victories 0-7.
over Cottondale 66-42 in the regional The Lady Hornets came in averaging
semifinals and 61-43 over Paxton in 6.5 runs per game despite being win-
Friday's regional final. less, with coach Mike Melvin crediting
Both games were in the friendly con- his tearm's defense as the difference
fines of the Malone gym, but Welch Monday.
knows from first-hand experience "We've been swinging it well every
how much of a challenge carrying over game, but we were averaging eight er-
the same focus and concentration into rors per game and had only three to-
a state championship atmosphere can night," he said. "When you hit the ball
be. fn and don't make errors, good things
Welch was a member of the 1991 happen."
Malone state title team that beat Tam- CHS got on the board in the second in-
pa Bayshore Christian and Wymore ning when Melvin reached on an infield
Tech to capture the eighth champion- single and scored on an RBI hit through
ship in school history. KRISTIECLOUD/ FLORIDAN the middle by Gonzalez.
Malone's Xavier Gray (33) reaches above the rim for the rebound in a playoff game against Graceville answered in the top of
See MALONE, Page 8B the Paxton Bobcats on Friday in Malone. the third with a two-RBI double to
fineleft field by Madison McDaniel, but
Cottondale tied it up on an RBI sacri-
frce fly by Melvin in the bottom of the

LEAVING FOR I NThe game started to ogetaway from
GHS in the bottom of the fourth, with
infield singles by Gonzalez and Kayla
Morris setting up Warren's RBI single to
centerfield to put the Lady Hornets up
3-2, with Morgan McGinty and Gracie
v --7o Zick each following with two-RBI hits to
push the lead to 7-2.
The Lady Tigers had a golden op-
portunity to get back in it in the top of
S the fifth after loading the bases with no
outs, but Warren induced a double play
by getting McDaniel to hit a grounder
back to the circle and throwing it home
to catcher Katie McBride, who got the
force at the plate before throwing to
third for the second out.
Angela Clark then grounded out to
shortstop to end the threat.
Cottondale ended it with another out-
burst in the sixth inning, as Zick led off
with a single and Melvin followed with
a triple to left to bring her in and scored
herself when the throw home got away
from the GHS catcher Clark.
sotAn RBI single by Andrea Sampson
made it 10-2 Cottondale, with a pair of

layers, cheerleaders and coaches for the Malone Tigers boys basketball team leave for pinch-runner Deanna Holland to score
Lakeland on Tuesday to compete in the wA state semifinals. The Tigers going to the state the final two runs of the game.
semifinals for the first time since 1999. Malone will play Chiefiand today at 11 a.m. Central.
The championship game is Thursday at the same time. See LADY HORNETS, Page 8B

Chipola snaps 3-gamemlosing skid with power surge

BY DUSTIN KENT the season. cle and went seven innings for seven home runs. start the weekend, he was pretty Katie Harrison and Brashante Chipola, b giving up four earned Katie Harrison tied a happy with the way the Lady In-
Dareus each had big games for runs on five hits and six walks Chipola record with three home dians played.
After winning three of four the Lady In- with nine strike outs, but it was runs, finishing 3-for-3 with a "We played fat against Darton,
games over the weekend in Pan- a dians, with Luana Imamura who got the walk, three runs, and seven but what we talk about is getting
ama City, the No. 8 Chipola Lady p s Harrison go- victory for giving up a single un- RBI. better and over the weekend I
Indians will be back on the road ing 2-for-5 earned run in the eighth on two Jenna Reeves added two home thought we got better from the
today for a doubleheader with aotie ar with a home hits and two strikeouts, runs and four RBI herself, while first game to the last game," he
Alabama Southern. u run and two There was no such late-in- Dareus was 2-for-4 with a hom- said.
Chipola (14-8) snapped a five- RBI and Da- ning drama in the following er, and Lindsay Wurm was 1-for- "Hopefully we can gain some
game losing streak Friday with reus going 2-for-5 with a homer two games for the Lady Indians, 2 with a home run and two RBI. momentum of it and go into
a 10-5 victory over top-ranked and three RBI. as they blanked Middle Geor- Ciara Jones also had two Alabama Southern and capital-
Wallace State-Hanceville, giv- Alyssa Hathcoat led the team gia State 4-0 with a dominant, hits to go with an RBI and two ize on that."
ing up a 4-2 lead in the seventh with three hits, including a complete-game shutout perfor- runs. Chipola will return home Sat,
inning before answering with a double, and scored twice while mance from Elliott, and then Chipola associate head coach urday for a doubleheader with
six-runeighthtopullawayandget driving in one. blasted Chattahoochee Valley Jimmy Hendrix said that, fol- Faulkner State at 1 p.m. and 3
perhaps its biggest win of Jessica Elliott started in the cir- 16-2 and hitting a school-record lowing the 6-4 loss to Darton to p.m. L_

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MHS Cheerleading Sports Briefs

Successful season concludes ysskebl
StateTournament School media center fir
parents and their children
The Malone Tigers planning to try out for
SPECIAL TO FLORIDAN -.- -g.a-m for the 2014-15 school will play in the 1A state junior varsity or varsity
WA "ui."-i year will be held the week semrifinals in Lakeland on cheerleader for the 2014-
As basketball season of March 17-21. Wednesday against Chief- 15 school year.
ends, so does the 2013-14 : A parent meeting is set land at 11 a.m. Central Current eighth graders
cheerleading season for for Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Time, followed by Chipley that will be in the ninth
Marianna High School. in the Marianna High vs. Hamilton County at grade next school year
The Bulldog cheer- School media center. 12:30 p.m. may try out for TV, while all
leaders had a great FH- This meeting is for par- The 1A state title game others may try out for JV
SAA competitive season ents and their children will be Thursday at 11 a.m. and/or varsity. Cheerlead-
considering this is only B planning to try out for ing try outs for the 2014-15
the second year ever junior varsity or varsity High School Baseball school year will be held the
that they have cheerleader for the 2014- Thursday- Sneads at weekofMarch 17-21.
competed at the SUBMITTED PHOT 15 school year. Althaneads at If you have questions or
regional and state level. Pictured are the Marianna High School cheerleaders who Current eighth graders Friday West Florida at need more information
They are the Large Var- recently completed their second year of regional and state that will be in the ninth Mariannay- West Flop.m.; Central please contactVar-
sity Runner-Up for Region competition. grade next school year Marianna, 6 p.m.; Central sity cheer coach Debbie
1, which is the Panhan- may try out for JV while at Malone, p.m.; Bay Dryden at debbie.dryden@
dle of Florida, and they jumps, and the ability to ment, dedication, and all others may try out for Haven at Cottondale, 4 or JV cheer coach
placed seventh at the state lead the crowd effectively discipline goes into cheer- JV and/or varsity. p.m. and 6 p.m.; Sneads at Haley Burdeshaw at Haley.
level, in the cheer portion of leading, while building If you have questions Wewahitchka, 4 p.m. and or
The skill requirement the all-inclusive 2:30 character and enhancing or need more informa- 6:30 p.m. 482-9605.
is quiet rigorous as they routine, leadership development tion please contact Var- Saturday-Mariademya at
are judged on the execu- Competitive cheer be- through competitive spir- sity cheer coach Debbie Houston Academy, 7p.m.
tion, technique, and dif- gins in November and it, teamwork, and serving Drydenatdebbie.dryden@ Kiwanis Club Golf
ficulty level of their stunts continues through Feb- others with a display of or JV cheer coach High School Softball Tournament
and pyramids, as well ruary as governed by the Bulldog pride on and off Haley Burdeshaw at Hal-
as running, tumbling, FHSAA. the field. or Thursday- Sneads at The 25th annual Gracev-
standing tumbling, dance, A great deal of commit- Cheerleading try outs 482-9605. Cottondale, 4 p.m. and 6 ille Kiwanis Club McRae-
p.m.; Chipley at Marianna, Knight Memorial Golf
4 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Blount- Tournament will be held
College Basketball stown at Graceville, 6 p.m. March 8 at Dogwood Lakes
Florida holds of VandeFriday- Sneads at Blount- Country Club in Bonifay.
stown, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.; The four-person team
F^lorieda ho lAJ offL Val Marianna at Port St. Joe, 4 scramble will start at 8
p.m. and 6 p.m.; Cotton- a.m. Team prizes will be
The Associated Press markable in my opinion. dale at Altha, 6 p.m. awarded for first, second,
They've done a really good and third places.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. job. ... But I think some- Baseball There will also be a
Florida coach Billy times when you see a Chipola Baseball Longest Drive Contest and
Donovan knows his newly team with a high ranking The Indians will be Closest to the Pin Contests.
top-ranked Gators are an you think dominance, you l home this weekend for The entry Fee is $50 and
even bigger target for op- think they just blow every- four games against Grand lunch will be provided.
ponents. They just keep body out. That's not what Rapids starting with a Proceeds from the
finding ways to finish off we are or who we are." doubleheader Friday at 1 annual golf tournament
victories. Patric Young added 12 p.m. and 4 p.m., and again will benefit the Graceville
Dorian Finney Smith points for the Gators (26-2, Saturday at 1 p.m. and 4 Kiwanis Club's special
scored 19 points, and Flor- 15-0 SEC), who continued p.m. projects and scholarship
ida, playing its first game the best season in school programs.
at No. 1, held offVanderbilt history by winning their Chipola Softball Entry forms.can be
57-54 on Tuesday night to 20th straight game, and picked up at Peoples Bank
clinch at least a share of its they will have a chance to The Lady Indians go on of Graceville.
second straight Southeast- claim their third SEC title the road Wednesday to For more information
emrn Conference title and in four years all to them- THEASSOCIATEDPRESs face Alabama Southern for contact Derek Chadwell
seventh overall. selves with a win against Florida's Casey Prather (24) attempts a layup between a doubleheader at 1 p.m. at 850-326-3961 or Dick
The Gators are 13-2 in LSU on Saturday. James Siakam (left) and Damian Jones (right) of Vanderbilt. and 3 p.m., and will return Wheatley at 850-415-3146.
games decided by single "Humbling to know that home Saturday to take on
digits after losing all six we can come from where ranked No. 1, on Feb. 17, 1 team in the country," Faulkner State at 2 p.m. Sports Items
last season, and Donovan we were not being able to 2007. Coach Kevin Stall- Stallings said. "They've got and 4 p.m. Send all sports items to
said their margin for error do it last year and be able ings onlyhas seven healthy weapons. They throw it to,
is not very big. to finish out these close scholarship players right the open guy, and that guy Marianna High School or fax them to 850-482-
"We're not an overly games this year," Young now, and they proved no usually delivers. That's why 4478. The mailing address
talented team, we're just said. match for Florida's smoth- they've lost two games." Cheerleading for the paper is Jackson
not," Donovan said. And The Commodores (15- ering defense and much The Commodores sure A parent meeting is set County Floridan P.O. Box
what these guys have done 12, 7-8) beat Florida 83-70 deeper bench. made it interesting. for Thursday at 5:30 p.m. 520 Marianna, FL 32447.
up to this point in time it the last time the Gators "We did a good job, but Kyle Fuller missed a ty-
really has been pretty re- came into Memorial Gym that's why they're the No. ing 3 in the final seconds.

Jayhawks own Big 12 conference ________

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And as tempting as it "It's kind of anticlimac- That's how seasons are team that finally allows
was to throw a party with tic," he told his players, measured at Kansas. Win- the streak to slip.
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Fieldhouse on Monday much left in it, you know? title is just the start, some- this easy, wrapping it up
night, there's a lot to be Three games left and thing that's been happen- with more than a week to
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James expects to rejoin Heat lineup Thursday

The Associated Press said he should be able to James may try out a new out him, but he didn't enjoy
rejoin the lineup Thursday protective mask in practice watching from the bench.
MIAMI LeBron James against the NewYorkKnicks. Wednesday and will wear it "It was terrible," he said. "I
stood in the corner of He missed Sunday's victory in games was happy we got the win,
the Miami Heat practice over the Chicago Bulls af- He did a lot ofrunning and but I hate sitting out."
gym, cursing but grinning ter breaking his nose in the other conditioning Tuesday, He's not looking forward
after missing another 3- previous game. worked with his teammates to wearing a mask, either.
point shot, then flopped James dispensed with the on offensive sets and shot He has experience, because
to the hardwood and did a bandage he wore late last baskets. How did he look? he broke his cheek while
push-up as self-imposed week and said his head- "The same," Chris Bosh with the Cleveland Cava-
punishment. aches have subsided. But said. "He can break any- liers 10 years ago and wore
Teammates watchedd and he's not yet ready for con- thing, and he'll still look a mask then.
laughed as the sequence tact drills and still in a little the same. That's why he's "It's a difficult challenge,"
repeated several times, a pain while the nose heals. LeBron." James said. "It's like some-
sure sign their MVP is feel- "Every day is better," Sunday's game was only body constantly has a hand
ing better. he said. "I haven't been the second James has in your face. It's like an add- THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
James took part in non- hit on it either. That missed this season. The ed defender you definitely LeBron James watches a recent game from the bench as he
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rh A ated Press and made a statement to seven assists Monday in remainder of the season af-
detectives, police said. the Knicks' 110-108 loss to ter he brought guns to the
NEW YORK New York Investigators then con- Dallas. The Knicks brought Washington Wizards' lock-
Knicks point guard Ray- tacted the director of se- the point guard back for a er room during the2009-10
mond Felton was arrest- curity at Madison Square second stint in New York in season. He was eventually
ed Tuesday on weapons Garden in an attempt to July 2012, opting to let Jer- sentenced to 30 days in a
charges afier a lawyer for reach Felton, police said. emy Lin leave, and Felton halfway house.
Feltons wife turned in a Felton made no state- helped the Knicks win the Felton is not the first pro
loaded gun allegedly be- ment after he arrived at the Atlantic Division last year. athlete to run afoul of New
longing to the basketball precinct with a lawyer, po- V But he has had a disap- York's strict gun laws. Plaxi-
star, saying she didn't want lice said. He was expected pointing season, averaging co Burress was a New York
it in her home, police said. to be arraigned later Tues- 10.4 points and shooting Giants wide receiver when
Felton turned himself in day on three charges of 40 percent while missing he was arres.ted in 2008
at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday, not criminal possession of a 16 games with a series of after accidentally shoot-
long after the Knicks lost weaponinthesecond, third injuries. He has been fre- ing himself in a Manhattan
to the Dallas Mavericks in and fourth degrees. Police quently criticized by fans nightclub. He served two
a buzzer-beater at home, said the charges don't stem as the Knicks have fallen to years in prison.
police said. from Felton using the fire- 21-36. Fighter Robert Guerrero
But before the Monday arm in a menacing manner NBA spokesman Tim was arrested at John E Ken-
night game, an attorney but from possessing an un- THEASSOCIATEDPRESS Frank said the league was nedyAirport last year after
for Ariane Raymondo-Fel- registered gun. Raymond Felton turned himself in following Monday night's monitoring the case. It he presented a locked gun
ton arrived at a Manhat- A Knicks spokesman said loss to the Dallas Mavericks. could fine or suspend Fel- box containing an unload-
tan police precinct with a the team had no immedi- Felton didn't respond to Court records show she ton but usually waits un- ed handgun during check-
Belgian-made FN Herstal ate comment. Lawyers for messages. filed for divorce from Fel- til after the legal case has in. He pleaded guilty to
pistol, police spokesman the former University of Raymondo-Felton is a ton last week. been resolved disorderly conduct and
Sgt. Lee Jones said. Ray- North Carolina star had no student at the Fordham The Knicks had no game The league did break was ordered to pay a $250
mondo-Felton later went immediate comment, and University School of Law, a scheduled Tuesday. Fel- from that policy to sus- fine and complete 50 hours
to the precinct that night an attorney for Raymondo- spokeswoman confirmed. ton had eight points and pend Gilbert Arenas for the of community service.

Davis on Clippers roster, not lineup

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Davis joined the Los An- see yourself doing in the
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play against the Pelicans Clippers are headed in
on Monday night because the right direction," Da-
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physical. young. They've got a great
In the meantime, the coach, a great point guard,
former LSU star spoke of a great rising star like
his eagerness to bring his Blake Griffin and DeAn-
championship experience dre Jordan, guys you could
from his Boston Celtics build around."
days to coach Doc Rivers' Rivers said his past rela-
current team. tionship with Davis made
"I know what to expect. the move a comfortable
was I know what it's going to one for both.
take," Davis said. "He knows me and I
"A lot of people don't know him," Rivers said. "I
know the experience of think that's the situation
Sa champagne hitting your he wanted to be in."
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ic, who are not in playoff NBA title. the Clippers.
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Dolphins fallout is overblown

The Associated Press of rookies was common
then, too, he said.
DAVIE, Fla. The play- "When I came into the
ers' union representative league, I assumed I was
from the Miami Dolphins going to accept it or find
says the fallout from their a different line of work,"
bullying scandal is over- Denney said. "I don't agree
blown because every NFL with the lifestyles of some
team has a similar locker- i y of guys on the team, but if I
room culture. have an issue, I can address KRISTIE CLOUD/FLORrDAN
roome culture. Angela Clark (19) catcher for the Graceville Tigers misses the
Long snapper John Den- it with individual people. If catch at home, allowing Gracie Zick (1) to score the run for
ney, a nine-year veteran, I felt uncomfortable with a Cottondale. Cottondale beat Graceville 12-2 in Monday night's
said Monday he hadn't read t situation, I would address game.
the investigative report on it or find something else to
the Dolphins case. But any do."
harassment among players Denney made his com- T Ginty each driving in a pair
is nothing new, he said. THEASSOCIATEDPRE ments following a celeb- Lao C Fnets of runs.
"It's overblown, because The union representative says what happened to Jonathan r ty golf tournament orga- Sheyanna Chambliss led
this has been my experi- Martin (pictured above) is nothing new to the league, claim- nized by former Dolphins From Page 1B Graceville with two hits,
ence with the league my ing it has been around for years. star Jason Taylor that in- while McDaniel was 1-for-
entire career from Day cluded several current Mi- Zick, Bailey Johnson, and 2 with a double and two
One," Denney said in a in saying if you put an in- tent harassment directed ami players. Warren all added two hits RBI and Lauryn Smith was
telephone interview. "If vestigation on any of the at tackle Jonathan Martin, Quarterback Ryan Tan- for CHS, with Zick and Mc- 1-for-3 with a run scored.
something needed to be 32 teams in the NFL, you're another offensive lineman nehill said he's confident
done, it needed to be done going to come out with the and an assistant trainer. the necessary changes '
a long time ago. It has nev- exact same results." Denney, at 35 the Dol- will be made to ensure a Follow us on Twitter
er escalated. I never saw In a report released Feb. phins', oldest player, said healthy locker-room envi-
conditions worsen. I guess 14, investigators found behavior among players ronment. Tannehill made
we're late in getting to guard Richie Incognito was no different last year his first public comments @JCFSport
the issue. and two other offensive than when his NFL career regarding the 144-page
"I would be comfortable linemen engagedin persis- began in 2005. Bullying report. ..

two starters back and was were at the Chipola Camp be a part of it. They want $5,000 OFF
ivad ofne somewhat overshadowed this summer, I didn't know to be able to talk with fa- Any Unit Stock! Appy & Buy Here
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From Page 1B also in Lakeland playing going to win and didn't got one too.' They're tired
Hamilton County in the think we were going to win of hearing that they don't
Those games were played other semifinal today. this many," he said. "We've have one. Hopefully, we'll r
in Tallahassee instead of Returning stars Chai just played who has been take that down there and
Lakeland, but the coach Baker (22.7 ppg) and An- in front of us and grown have a little edge about it." own ed since 8
said the added intensity twain Johnson (19.9 ppg) up and played off of Chai Welch said that there lu e &
and pressure of the cham- were known entities, but and (Johnson's) ability are other similarities be- Highway 90 East PO Box 896 Marianna, FL 32447
pionship stage is all the the Tigers have had to get and had other guys accept tween the 1991 team and phone (850) 482-5056 oll free (888)482-5056
same and it's somethinghis increased production from their roles. I really couldn't the 2014 team beyond just
players will have to handle senior point guard Alonze be prouder of the guys no bloodlines.
in today's game. Bailey (9.0 ppg) and con- matter how it turns out "I remember a lot of stuff [ r
"It's just handling the ini- tributions from a handful from here. They've really about my playing career,SNGPAVILION AT
tial wave of things that hit of newcomers like sopho- come together and played but the main thing I re-
you being in the state tour- mores Chancellor Lockett so hard. We didn't expect to member is not nefessar- --I P O LA
nament," he said. "There and Xavier Gray, junior be here and I know a lot of ily even winning state, but RETIREMENT CENTER
will be distractions, photo Cody Henson, and fresh- people didn't, but we've re- how we bonded and the ,,
shoots; you're staying in man Taqualan Brelove. allyplayed hard and played whole experience of be-
a hotel and you've got a Baker and Johnson have a lot better as the season ing down there. We had
charter bus and there's just carried the bulk of the of- has gone on." a bunch of guys who put
a bunch of things that are fensive load for the team Now. they'll get the selfish agendas aside and
outside the norm for them. this season, though the chance to do what Welch's bought all in for Malone,"
It's about getting past that other Tigers have also 1991 team did, a team that he said. "It reminds me
and focusing on the fact stepped up in key mo- was led by the backcourt of of this team how it was a
that when the ball goes ments, such as Bailey's Mendes Baker and Doug bunch of guys who grew
up we've got a basketball 20-point performance in Johnson, the fathers of up and played together
game to play. the win over Cottondale Chai andAntwain, and we had a couple of
"The biggest thing is get- and the defensive effort In a small community guys we rallied around and
ting past those barriers of Lockett and Brelove to with a tradition and pas- everybody just fought for ho: (80) 26-3t Fax: (8) 482-7253
and focusing on the task help hold Paxton's talented sion as big as Malone bas- each other." www.gacI. om
at hand and trusting each backcourt duo of Graham ketball, the desire to match
other. I just want my team Stewart and Austin Carnley the achievements of the
to play as hard and as well to just three total points. previous generation can
as they can play." But whether those play- serve as strong motivation,
The Tigers will open with ers would be able to come Welch said.
a Chiefland that has lost up with such performanc- "We talk about that a lot.
just once this year to 5A es in big moments was We have a lot of history
Lecanto 65-57 on Jan. 24. unknown to Welch and his with that team. Almost ev-
The Indians got to Lake- coaching staff before the ery one of these kids has
land by beating Wildwood year. someone in their family
78-60 and Crescent City "We talked about that that won a state title," he
42-33 in the' playoffs and before the year. When we said. "These guys want to
are a perimeter-oriented
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the same defensive inten- patients embrace a healthier lifestyle, I also
sity that it brought in lim- enjoy boosting self-confidence with procedures
iting the perimeter-based Companion Animal Medicine & Surgery tef
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points in the playoffs. ,
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