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Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1961


jumps 360


Florida's minimum wage will
jump 36 cents on Sunday to
The increase, which begins
Jan. 1, 2012, is the second
largest annual jump since
Florida implemented its own
minimum wage in 2005. The
wage rose 42 cents in 2009.
Florida law requires the.
Florida Department of
Economic Opportunity to
calculate a minimum wage
rate each year. The annual
calculation is based on the
percentage increase in the
federal Consumer Price Index
for Urban Wage Earners and
Clerical Workers in the South
Region for the 12-month period
prior to Sept. 1, 2011.
The state's minimum wage
has been relatively static for
the past several years after the
federal government raised its
own minimum wage to $7.25
in 2009. The last jump was on
June 1 when it rose to $7.31
after the state lost a court
battle over its interpretation of
calculation methods.
Employers must pay their
employees the hourly state
minimum wage for all hours
worked in Florida. For tipped
employees, a direct wage
is calculated as equal to the
minimum wage ($7.67) minus
the 2003 tip credit ($3.02), or
a direct hourly wage of $4.65
beginning Jan. 1, 2012.

News Forum

Voter registration -
books close Jan. 3
Voter registration books
for the upcoming Presidential
Preference Primary Election
close Tuesday, Jan. 3.
"If you need to register to vote
or wish to make a party change,
you must do so on or'before Jan.
3," Supervisor of Elections Dana
Southerland said.
"The Presidential Preference
Primary Election is a Republican
primary only, therefore only
voters who are registered
Republican will be able to vote
in this closed primary election,"
she noted.
"Once the registration books
close, only updates to a voter's
name, address and signature
will be permitted."
For more information, contact
the elections office at 838-3515.

Do you understand
blood work reports?
Local phlebotomist Tracey
McGuffie will be the guest
speaker at the Tuesday, Jan. 3,
meeting of American Legion
Post 96.
The discussion topic will be
"What blood work report shows."
The meeting will begin at 7
p.m. and all veterans and their
families are welcome.


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Religion.................... A-5
Sports...................... A-6
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City steps back

from downtown

ordinance on

building upkeep

The Perry City Council
has taken a step back from an
ordinance that set minimum
standards for the general
appearance and repair of
buildings located within the
downtown district.
Similar to actions successfully
taken to improve the appearance
of the U.S. 19 corridor, the
proposed ordinance included
language addressing hazardous
conditions relating to damaged
window frames, doors, etc.
It also had provisions relating
to the overall general appearance

Peeling and flaking paint
are some of the issues the
city hopes to address in
the downtown business

of buildings-occupied and
unoccupied-such as peeling
paint, boarded up windows
and defective structural and
decorative elements (such as
"It is the wrong time with the
way the economy is to ask this of
business owners," Councilman
Alphonso Dowdell said during
discussions held Dec. 13.
"I've gotten about 30 calls
asking me to vote 'no' on this
ordinance," he added.
"We are not trying to put
an undue burden on property
owners but we are asking that
if their buildings have chipped
paint or broken windows...
have it repaired," Mayor Emily
Ketring said.
"There are derelict buildings
in the downtown district where
there are issues of metal
awnings that are falling down...
this ordinance is to address the
general appearance of buildings
so repairs can be made so that
these things are not hazardous
and don't have a negative affect
on the businesses around them
that are open," Councilman Don
Cook said.
When downtown property
owners Carol Gunter and Earl
Swann expressed concern about
enforcement of the ordinance,
City Manager Bob Brown said
that it would not be enacted for
,- Please see page 3

The Perry City Council is looking to address general maintenance and upkeep issues
with buildings in the downtown district. The first wave of enforcement will target
unoccupied buildings. .- .

Jobless rate holds steady for Taylor

This chart tracks the county's unemployment
comparison with the state average.

rate for the

past two years in

Taylor County's
unemployment rate remained
steady in November at 10.2
The county's rate has been
dropping since August, when it
was at 11 percent.
The county, was slightly
above the state, which reported
a 10 percent unemployment rate
for November.
For the month, Taylor County
had 8,336 people employed
compared to 948 unemployed,
according to recent numbers
from the Florida Department of
Economic Opportunity.
Among Florida's 67 counties,
Taylor had the 28st highest
unemployment rate in June.
Hendry County once again
was at the top the list with 15.1
percent while Monroe County
boasted the lowest rate of 6.4
Among Taylor's neighbors,
Madison County had the
highest unemployment rate
with 12 percent, followed by
Dixie County with 11.8 percent.
Below Taylor were Jefferson
County at 8.8 percent and
Lafayette at 7.7 percent.
Florida's seasonally

adjusted unemployment rate
in November was the lowest
since May 2009, when it was
also 10 percent. The state's
unemployment rate was down
0.4 percentage point from
October and was 1.9 percentage
points lower than the November
2010 rate of 11.9 percent.
The U.S. unemployment rate
was 8.6 percent in November.
Florida's unemployment rate
has been higher than the nation's
since February 2008.
Florida's seasonally
adjusted total nonagricultural
employment in November
was 7,281,700, an increase of
8,500 jobs (+0.1 percent) from
October. The number of jobs
in the state was up 98,100 over
the year, an increase of 1.4
percent from November 2010.
The over-the-year growth rates
in the past three months were
the strongest since March 2007,
DEO officials said. Nationally,
the number of jobs was up 1.2
percent over the year.
The industry gaining the most
jobs in the state over the past
year was trade, transportation,
and utilities (+35,900 jobs, +2.5

No store closures expected

BI-LO, Winn-Dixe announce upcoming merger

BI-LO, LLC, and Winn-Dixie
Stores, Inc., have announced
that the companies will merge
to create an organization of
approximately 690 grocery
stores and 63,000 employees
in eight states throughout the
southeastern United States.
Following completion of the
merger, it is anticipated that
the companies will continue to
operate under the BI-LO and
Winn-Dixie banners. BI-LO
and Winn-Dixie officials added
that they do not currently expect
any store closures as a result of
the combination.
The combined company's

executive management team
structure and headquarters
location will be decided as
the companies move closer
to finalizing the transaction;
however, it is expected that
the combined company
will maintain a presence in
both Greenville, S.C., and
Under the terms of the
definitive agreement, BI-LO will
acquire all of the outstanding
shares of Winn-Dixie stock
in the merger. Winn-Dixie
shareholders will receive $9.50
in cash per share of Winn-Dixie
common stock, representing a

premium of approximately 75
percent over the closing price of
Winn-Dixie common stock on
Dec. 16. On Tuesday, the stock
was trading around $9.37.
A special committee of the
Winn-Dixie Board of Directors,
comprised of eight independent
directors, and advised by
independent financial and
legal advisors, negotiated the
transaction and recommended it
to the full board. The full board
unanimously approved the
agreement and recommended
Winn-Dixie shareholders vote
in favor of the transaction.
"We are very excited about

the merger of BI-LO and Winn-
Dixie," said Randall Onstead,
chairman of BI-LO.
"With no overlap in our
markets, the combined company
will have a perfect geographic
fit that will create a stronger
platform from which to provide
our customers great products at
a great value, while continuing
to offer exceptional service. BI-
LO and Winn-Dixie are both
strong regional brands with
similar heritages, compelling
customer connections and
outstanding employees. Both
have been an important part of
the communities and families

they serve, and we look forward
to building upon these two
iconic brands and serving loyal
customers for years to come."
"This transaction with BI-
LO provides Winn-Dixie
shareholders with a significant
cash premium for their shares.
We believe this transaction
is in the best interests of our
shareholders," said Peter Lynch,
chairman, CEO and president of
"By combining BI-LO and
Winn-Dixie, we anticipate
building a company that is
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Taylor County and Florida Unemployment Rates
December 2009 November 2011
Taylor County
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A-2 Taco Times December 28, 2011

Taxing Internet purchases

creates 'fairer playing field'

Amazon supports "an even-
handed federal framework for
state sales tax collection."
--Paul Misener, Amazon Vice
President for Global Public.
Generally, I try to steer away
from political issues and, for
that reason,' I do not think I
have ever written a column
about taxation. However, I have
i reached my boiling point over
the issue of imposing. a tax on
Internet sales.
! Let me begin by saying that
I do not like to pay taxes and
wish the government could
i manage our money better. I
have never recommended a tax
increase before, but I am an
advocate for a tax on Internet
sales. Now I am not arguing
that this is a necessary source
of revenue which it is but
rather, I am suggesting that
levying a tax on Internet sales
from out-of-state merchants can
help level the playing field for
small businesses.
Small businesses are the
heart and soul of our country -
retailers, in particular. Retailers
have, to compete with Internet
companies in so many ways,
and they just cannot compete

effectively if they are working
with one hand tied behind their
By exempting out-of-state
sellers from having to collect
sales tax, you are giving these
non-resident merchants a six to
seven percent cost advantage.
Now the government in Florida
wants residents to voluntarily
send the state taxes earned on
Internet sales. You can guess
how well that has worked out.
Additionally, merchants who
reside in Florida still have to
pay sales taxes to residents on
all goods sold via the Internet.
State governments should
impose a tax on Internet sales
of non-resident companies.
California now collects taxes
on large, out-of-state Internet
providers and is expected to
pull in over $300 million dollars
in additional revenues. Seven
other states have also closed the,
loophole and now collect sales
tax from all Internet merchants
serving their states.
The National Governors
Association estimates that
states are currently missing out
on more than $22 billion each
year in potential Internet sales
tax revenue. Both the House
and Senate have introduced

bills to remedy this.
We need to do everything we
can to promote small business
retailers, especially since they
do not have the luxury of being
able to hire lobbyists to protect
their interests like large retailers
can. Imposing a tax on out-of-
state Internet merchants will
not give local small businesses
an advantage but will just allow
them to compete on a fairer
playing field.
What can you do? Please
write your state representatives
and senators as well 'as their
U.S. counterparts and request,
not that they impose a new
tax, but that they level the
playing field between Internet
businesses and small business
retailers. We need small
businesses to flourish in order
for local economies to do well!
*You can do this!
S* * *. *
Jerry Osteryoung 'is the
director of. outreach of The
Jim Moran Institute for Global
Entrepreneurship in the College
of Business at The Florida State
University. All of Osteryoung's
articles can be found in a
searchable format at http://
jmi.fsu .edu/Services/Jerry-s-

Letters to the Editor

'Great night for 92 girls

basketball team at TCHS
bas-,klk -e-t- -1

Dear Editor:
The '92 girls basketball team
"gathering" was a great night.
The TCHS gym was packed as
--the-.Bulldogs-came -together to
honor this Final Four team.
Thanks to Janet Johstono,
Jan Ritch, Mike Thompson,
Coach Steve Price, Coach
Reggie Wentworth, Coach
Vince King, Coach Ed Harvey,
Bobby Stefarielli, Malcolm

Page, Danny Glover Jr., K.C._
i Sportswear, Tree Capital
Credit Union, Ace Hardware,
Buckeye Credit Union, Brenda
Carlton,- Danny Lundy, Darrell- -
Whiddon, Kenneth Dennis,
Lori Blue, Paul Dyal, Carol
WentWorth, Don Lincoln and
Anthony White."
A big thank you to the team
of 1992 for that special season.
Your banner now hangs in a

place of honor in the TC.H.S.
gym. Theressa Johnson,
Tangela Wagner, Willene"
Woodall, Brenda Schmidth,'
Lekechia Bryant, Ta ..l.
Sturgill, Denise Williams, .im
Harris, Erica Woolbright, Kristy,
Monroe, Amanda Wiles and
Renee Bryant, you were a great'
Go Dogs,
Bob Wood

10 years;`


this program impossible to t
enjoy. So, with some sadness,
we are now retiring the charter
for the Peiry MOPs chapter.
Before we say "goodbye,"
however, we would like to
gather up all those who have
been served by MOPs--the
mothers and the children. We
will have a time of fellowship at
the First Presbyterian Church,
which has graciously sponsored"
us, on Jan. 5 from 6 until 7:30
There will be hors d'oeuvres
and the opportunity to "catch
up" with friends. Childcare
will be available for those who
RSVP to Ellie Morgan at the
church office, 584-3826.
Again, we thank First
Presbyterian Church for
offering this program. It
brought together people of all
walks of life, and provided an
opportunity for newcomers
to meet friends with common
Please join us on Jan. 5 to
remember all the good times
and all the good friends.
Jamila Nance for the
Perry chapter of MOPs

Letters are published in the Taco
Times as space is available.
Send letters to RO. Box 888,
Perry, FL 32348; or newsdesk@

Dear Editor:
For more than 10 years,
the Mothers of Pre-Schoolers
(MOPs) program has served
Taylor County, its mothers and
We were fortunate to have
excellent speakers, teaching
7" -

us about child-rearing and
educating us on healthcare. We
learned crafts together and
the economic advantage of
Membership, however, has
declined as so many mothers
have fulltime jobs and find


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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Midweek Muddle

Have yourselves a

""'Dspite children's pleas to "let it
snow, let it snow, let it snow," it did
not snow for Christmas.
-The.: weather outside was not
It was, instead, warm and
And so was Christmas.
When I should have been praying
for peace on earth, I Was praying
that the combread dressing would
firm up.
And it did.
That's just one of the Christmas
miracles I can report from the
season, because suddenly--at least
in my little corner of the world--
there was peace on earth.
When you become a certain
age, you ,begin comparing
Christmases. That's probably as
fraught with difficulty as comparing
children or comparing husbands. I
made a conscious effort not to
compare Christmases this year, but
to enjoy.
And it is so sweet to come to
the other side of Christmas and
feel nostalgic already. If a holiday
brings out the best in people, it is
surely this season.
Of course, I felt deeply for those
who were struggling with an empty
seat at the table. I saw one such
friend ambling around in the grocery
store, with a buggy holding little but
bananas and milk. I remembered
my mother's daily trips, after my
father's death, for two items--not so
much for the groceries themselves
but for the social interaction the
outing provided. Those of us who
dread our shopping trips for food
have no idea what these simple
excursions can mean to someone
whose weeks are long and painfully
So while I was praying for my
cornbread dressing, I prayed for

rry little New Year
those who grieved.
I also recognized that blessings
are all around, and while there
might be empty places at tables
all over this world, there were also
baby bassinets which held new life.
My family welcomed' three
new cousins in the month of
December: Caroline, Katelyn and
Bryant. We will never "fill" the void
of those left behind, but we celebrate
the resilience of Life which brings
us new ones to love.
In like manner, even nature seeks
to heal itself. The brilliant red
leaves of the Japanese maple fell to
the ground just days before it could
have been the star of Christmas
in my yard. "Awwwhhh," I said
with sadness and dismay, until
I remembered to look toward
the camellias laden with pink
and crimson blooms or the
nandinas decorated with their own
Every season has its wonders.
"Every age and stage has its
blessings," my mother would say,
in parallel thinking. As the years
and medical difficulties increased
for her, I wondered if that truth
"You just have to look harder,"
she said, with a laugh.
That's good advice for the new
year ahead. While the lilting
and inspirational piano music of
Christmas Past looms large .in my
memories, side by side with brilliant
poinsettias and decadent pralines,
the new year isn't just apportioned
for analysis and comparison.
It is meant to be lived, every 365
days of it.
So pray for the dressing, and peace
on earth. Pray for the Kardashians,
and others, who have no clue.
And have yourselves a merry little
new year.

Local, State and Federal Government Directory

Taylor County
of Schools
317 N. Clark St.

'ity of Perry

District 3
403 N. Quincy St.

Taylor County
District 5
P.O.Box 1123

Leonard L.
District 10
304NWCraneAve., Bdg.36
Madison, 32340

rict 3
Tompkins St.
mess, 34450

Florida Governor Rick Scott
Capitol, 400 S. Monroe St.,
Tallahassee, FL 32399 850-488-4441
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio
United States Senate
Washington D.C., 20510 202-224-3041
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson
111 North Adam St., Suite 208,
Tallahassee, FL 32301 850-942-8415
U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland
3116 Capital Circle NE, Suite 9
Tallahassee, FL 32308 850-561-3979

MOPs retiring after

'goodbye' gathering



A-3 Taco TimeS December 28, 2011

New ordinance to target

unoccupied buildings?

Continued from page 1
six months after its adoption
date. He also noted that if a
property owner received a
notice of non-compliance, he or
she would have six months to
address the issues.
"There is a due process that
goes through the city's Code
Enforcement Board," Ketring
"And you could ask for an
extension at the end of those
six months as long as you were
able to show progress," Brown
Councilman Daryll Gunter,
who said he could not vote
on the issue due to a potential
conflict of interest (his parents
own property in the downtown
district), seemed to make it clear

during the discussion that he did
not support the ordinance.
"I would suggest that you
table the ordinaAce and make it
voluntary. Then, re-address it in
a year," he said.
"But there are some buildings
that are true eyesores and the
owners are not going to do
anything about it until it is
mandated," Ketring said.
"The point was made about
how we did this for Highway
19 and 98. We went ahead with
that ordinance and if a property
owner had to get an extension
on doing the work, they got it.
I would hate to see it that way
for some and not for others,"
Councilman Sylvester Harris
"I can't vote, but I think you
should table it and come back in
a year," Gunter said.

Supersize stocking
Gabriel Moore, 2, had an extra-special Christmas holiday, winning a
giant six-foot stocking'from Waco Travel Center/Huddle House in Perry. He
is shown aiove with his mom, Erin Moore, right, and Waco's Doug Everett.
Other stocking winners included Anne Marie Mathis and Cody Walker.

Card of Thanks iis
To the young man who found my credit card at Walmart shopping
center...thanks, thank, thanks. .
Lillie M. Greene

"Our major concern is with
all the unoccupied buildings,"
Ketring said,. ,
"I want us to be consistnt ,"
Harris said. I-
After further discussion, th.
council opted to vote,
the ordinance as written d
asked Brown to consult' ,ith
the city attorney in drafting a
new proposal that would; "go
after the worst offenders first
(unoccupied buildings) a-nd
bring it back to us at the next
According to the council,
the new ordinance will hav6
an' enforcement schedule that
would. be effective in two
waves: the first, for unoccupied
buildings, six months after its
adoption; the second, one year;
for property owners of occupied


Sweet thanks
Golden Corral Manager Gary Elwood, left, had a sweet surprise for the Taylor County
Sheriff's Office last wgek--a giant cake. The cake was a thank you for the service the
department gives the community throughout the year, Elwood said. Accepting the
donation were Capt. Richard Johnson, Sheriff L.E. "Bummy" Williams and Dannielle

Winn-Dixie to become BI-LO

subsidiary following merger

Continued from page 1
stronger than our individual
businesses and creating
opportunities for continued
advancement through the cross-
pollination of our people and
the sharing of ideas across
our organizations, all to the

benefit of our guests, suppliers,
team members and the
neighborhoods that Winn-Dixie
The transaction is expected
*to close in the:next 60 to 120
days, subject to the approval of
Winn-Dixie shareholders
and other customary closing
conditions. Following the

completion of the merger, Winn-
Dixie will become' a privately-
held, wholly owned subsidiary of
BI-LO and Winn-Dixie's
common stock will cease
trading on the NASDAQ. Until
the merger is complete, both
BI-LO and Winn-Dixie will
continue to operate as separate

offices to be closed Monday, Jan. 2, for New Year's

The City of Perry has
announced the following
garbage collection and office
schedule for the upcoming

New Year's holidays:
City offices will be closed
Monday, Jan. 2, for the New
Year's holiday.

Monday customers will
receive service Tuesday, Jan.
3; Tuesday customers will
receive service Wednesday,

Jan. 4; and regularly
scheduled service is planned
Thursday, Jan. 5, and Friday,
Jan. 6.

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A-4The Taco Times How were the holidays?
December 28, 2011 I 1iflfy
______________ t 'Greetings from Deborah Sheffield, Shady Grove columnist

Having hugged my children and my granddaughter, I'm back to hope that you and yours also had
a special Christmas. When I was growing up in Tennessee, this was one of my favorite dishes to make
for Christmas Eve buffet with the family of Earl and Joanne McCall. There was never any left over!
Of course, Christmas Eve is ovep and black-eyed peas get the attention for New Year's Eve Day,
but English Pea Salad is easy, delicious and worth preparing for any occasion.
English Pea Salad
3 cans of Leseur small peas
1 small jar of red pimento
3-4 tablespoons of sweet pickle relish
2-3 chopped green onions
2 boiled eggs, chopped
Begin with 4 T. mayonnaise (but I never measured--
just add 1 T. at a time until you have the consistency you like). Don't mash the peas--stir all
ingredients together gently...and enjoy.)

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Roseheads celebrate (always)

Members of the Roseheads
of Perry, chapter 2207 of the
Red Hat Society, had two
opportunities to join in the
spirit of the holiday season.
Twenty-three members and
five "guests gathered on
Saturday, Dec. 3, for a brunch
at Golden Corral Restaurant.
Members of the December
Planning Committee were
Patricia Lindsey, Alice Brady
and Nancy Simons. After the
welcome andc the blessing, the
ladies enjoyed their choice of
the many different items on the
plentiful buffet.
Each member was asked to
bring a gift suitable for a child
12-15 years old. Guest speaker
Rhonda Brooks, district school
social worker, gave the history

Cindi Bishop (left) and
her mother, Esther Ehle,
both celebrated December
and purpose of the organization
for needy school children. She
stated that each gift would be
matched to the appropriate
child to brighten his or her
Christmas. She expressed
sincere appreciation for "all
these wonderful gifts"
Alice Brady reported that the

Dues are due!
The Roseheads of Perry are
closing out 2011 and looking
ahead to a new year. To remain
a member in 2012, please pay
$10 dues by Dec. 31.
You may contact Debi
Limoges at 838-8300 or simply
mail a check to 104 Cashmore
St., Perry, FL 32348, payable
'to Roseheads of Perry. The
chapter has committees for
January and February, so
members' names and addresses
are needed so invitations can
be mailed.

instructed each lady to choose a
gift from the center of the table.

Relay For Life team earned
$329 at the Downtown
Festivities held the night
before. Debi; Limoges,
secretary/treasurer, continued
to collect 2012 dues. Everyone
sang .'Happy Birthday" to
Esther Ehle and Cindi Bishop,
mother and .daughter with
December, Birthdays. Brady
read a funny version of "The
Night Before Christmas."
Bonnie Jo Wells led the group
in singing Christmas carols.
At each place setting was a
small 2012 calendar--"just the
right size for your purse"--to be
taken upon leaving. '
On Saturday, Dec. 10, Norma
McGuire, Iona Walker and
Cheryl Gregory traveled to
Tallahassee to the Munroe
Street Conference Center to
join almost 100, other Red
Hatters from various chapters
in several towns. Members
from Ms. Beha\in',
"Sophisticated" Ladies and
Tallahassee Lassies planned
-'tig ,sisth aroal MeeIwetad
ireet.' Ladies mingled as they
.participated in a "mixer" that
used the titles of Christmas
carols. A delicious lunch \%as
served, -'followed by
entertainment, from Pigeon
Forge. The ladies delighted to
the music and co.med% of Panr
Waszak and J.C. Gent. Some of
their routines required audience
participation, which the ladies
quickly provided. A stack of
presents that %\as the
centerpiece of each beautifully
decorated table was not empty
boxes wrapped in Christmas
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What's new? The year 2012

Trinity House of Praise is starting off the
New Year with a revival, "Out with the old, and
In with the new."
Guest speaker will be Elder Mark Wilkerson.
Services will be held Jan. 4-6 at 7 p.m. each
evening at the Jerkins Community Center.
Everyone is cordially invited.
Temple of God Baptist Church will celebrate
the new year with a Preach Bowl on Saturday,
Dec. 31, beginning at 9:30 p.m. Guest speaker
will be Prophet Michael A. Oquendo of St.
Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The event concludes
after midnight; breakfast will be served.

Obituaries .

Elizabeth Ann
Elizabeth Ann Williams, 65,
died on Dec. 21, 2011, at
Marshall Health Care. Coming
from Blakely, Ga., she had
worked as a secretary for
Buckeye, She was the daughter
of Ernest S. Sessions and Edna
Survivors include: one son,
Kenneth S. Williams; one
daughter, Merri B. Huggins;
and four grandchildren.
Services were held in
Blakely on Saturday, Dec. 24,
2011, at 11 a.m. Manry-Jordan
Funeral Home was in charge of
Ernie Carlton
Ernie "Jeri" Carlton, 78, a
homemaker, died on Sunday,
Dec. 25, 2011, at Big Bend
Hospice in Tallahassee.
Born in Princeton, W. Va., to
Lewis Bishop and Josephine
Cameron Bishop, Mrs. Carlton
had lived in Perry since 1974.
She was a member of Calvary
Baptist Church and of Perry
Chapter # 98 Order of the
Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Samuel Perry
Carlton. She is survived by:
two sons, Sam (Kimberl.y
Carlton Jr. of Dallas, Texas, and
Butch (Paula) Carlton of Shady
Grove; three grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren and a
host of nieces, nephews, other
Relatives and friends.
< Funeral services will be held
at Joe P. Bums Funeral Home
on Thursday, Dec. 29, at 12
p.m. with Eddie Pridgeon and
Ben Kimmel officiating.
Interment will follow at
Carlton Cemetery.
The family will receive
friends one hour prior to the
service at Joe P. Bums Funeral
Home. In lieu of flowers, those
wishing to make donations may
make them to Big Bend
Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center
Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308-

Rosabelle Pridgeon
Rosabelle Pridgeon
Ridgeway, 57, died on Friday,
Dec. 23, 2011, in Perry.
A native of Brideport, Conn.,
she had lived in Perry for 20
years. She was co-pastor of
House of Deliverance and a
former associate at Kmart.
She is survived by: husband,
Ivory V. Ridgeway of Perry;
two sons, Ivory Ridgeway Jr. of
Live Oak, Daniel Ridgeway
and Michael Ridgeway, both of
Perry, Eddie Ridgeway and
Paul Ridgeway, both of
Tallahassee; two daughters,
Christina Michelle Flowers of
Perry and Shamandy Ladaisy
Ridgeway of Panama City; her
mother, Mary Estelle Pridgeon
of Greenville; six brothers,
Alvin Pridgeon of Baltimore,
Md., Turner and Audie
Pridgeon of Perry, Ronnie
Pridgeon of Greenville, Steven
and Ivory Pridgeon of
Jacksonville; seven sisters,
Minnie Mathis and Tommie
Gallon, both of Lamont, Edith
Miller, Jenetta Miller, and Alvis
Pridgeon, all of Perry, Ruby
Jewell of Madison and Angela
Marie Pridgeon of
Jacksonville; and five
Funeral services will be at
Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church on Saturday, Dec. 31,
2011, at 11 a.m. Interment will
follow at Andrew Cemetery in
Family members will receive
friends on Friday evening from

Everyone is invited for preaching, praying,
praising, dancing, singing and eating.
The church is located at 105 Sandra St.
All youth and adult choir members are
reminded of two upcoming January rehearsals
for the 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Commemorative Celebration. These rehearsals
begin at 6 p.m. on Jan. 2, 3, 5 and 7.
The Spencers will start off the New Year for
Sirmans Baptist Church on Saturday, Jan. 21,
beginning at 7 p.m. Pastor Garland Jones invites
all friends in Taylor County to join the church for
this special service.

He is survived by: his wife of
27 years, Sylvia Gaston of
Jena; three daughters, Deborah
Anne Gaston of Atlanta, Ga.,
Carla Faye Gaston of
Titusville, Anita Lee (John)
Cofelice of Melbourne; one
step-daughter, Deborah
Luwynn Garmley of Jasper;
four step-sons, Robert Sanders
Edgerton of Atlanta, James
Christopher Edgerton and
Timothy Eugene Edgerton,
both of Louisiana, and Michael
Scott Edgerton of
Crawfordville; and 14
Visitation was held at the
First Baptist Church of
Steinhatchee on Dec. 26 from
6- 8 p.m. Funeral services were
held Dec. 27 at 11 a.m. at the
church with the Rev. Leon
Holden officiating. Interment
followed at Waters Memorial
Cemetery in Steinhatchee.

5-7, Dec. 30, at Trinity Funeral
Home which is in charge of

Samuel Merrill
Gaston Jr.
Samuel Merrill Gaston Jr.,
75, died Dec. 23, 2011, at
North Florida Regional
Medical Center.
Mr. Gaston, a resident of
Jena, was born in Anniston,
Ala., on Sept. 21, 1936 to
Samuel, Sr. and Tommie
Gaston. He retired from the
United States Navy and then
became a long distance truck
driver for Yowells
Transportation and several
others, including Suwannee
He moved to Steinhatchee in
1984 from Melbourne, and was
a member of the First Baptist
Church of Steinhatchee.

Mothers of eschoolers

So fong... Farewell

The charter for the Perry chapter of MOPS
(Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) will soon be
retired. To mark this occasion, supporters
and participants are encouraged to gather
on Thursday, Jan. 5, for hors d'obeuvres
and fellowship one more time at First
Presbyterian Church from 6 7:30 p.m.
Childcare will be provided for all those
who R.S.V.P. to Ellie at 584-3826.

January 31, 2012

Book Closing
January 3, 2012
The book closing date is the statewide deadline to
register to vote or make any party changes. The book
closing date for the Presidential Preference Primary
Election is Jan. 3, 2012. If you need to register to vote
or would like to make a party change you must complete
a voter registration form and submit it to the elections
office on or before this book closing date. Once the
registration books close, only updates to a voter's name,
address and signature shall be permitted.
The Presidential Preference Primary Election is a
Republican primary only, therefore only voters who are
registered Republican will be able to vote in this closed
primary election.
Any registered voter may vote an absentee ballot,
Request can be accepted only from the voter, a member
of the voter's immediate family or legal guardian. Please
call the elections office at 850-838-3515 to request an
absentee ballot. The Supervisor of Elections office will
mail absentee ballots to all voters who have requested
an absentee ballot on Dec. 27, 2011 and will continue
mailing ballots each day as requests are made.
The Presidential Preference Primary Election is a
Republican primary only, therefore only voters who are
registered Republican will be receiving an absentee
ballot for the January election.
You can now track your absentee ballot.
Visit the Supervisor of Elections website at
www.taylorelections.com, click on Voter Information,
click on Voter/Absentee Status, then just follow the
prompts. If you do not have access to a computer you
can still call the elections office at 850-838-3515, we will
be glad to assist you with any of your election needs.
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A-6 TaCO Times December 28, 2011

Boys drop Branford 70-30 at Bell tournament





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Principal: Michael Thompson Assistant Basketball Coach: Dan Anderson
Assistant Prinpal: Mrs. Alida Beshears Official Scorer Robert Stefanelli
Athletic Director: Steve Price OfficialAnnouncer Bob VWod

The Taylor County High
basketball team split a pair of
games in last week's Bell High
School Christmas Tournament.
The Bulldogs, now 4-4 on the
year, lost to Interlachen 54-49
before overwhelming Branford
Against Branford, Taylor

County had four players score
in double figures including
Raydon Parker with 17, Moral
Stephens with 16, James
Strawter with 13 points and
Jalan Jackson with 12.
Rounding out the scoring
for the 'Dogs were Collis
Dunwoody with 9 points

and Jaymonte McLeod and
Jonathan Collins with 2 points
Stephens led TCHS in
rebounds with 11, followed by
Parker with 7 and Jackson with
Strawter had a team-high
6 steals on the night while

Dunwoody led the 'Dogs in
assists with 7.
The Bulldogs travel to
Bronson High School this week
for its holiday tournament.
TCHS gets back to its regular
season schedule Tuesday (Jan.
3) with a home game against
North Florida Christian.

Red grouper limit doubles Saturday

The recreational red grouper
bag limit in Gulf of Mexico
state waters (excluding Monroe
County) will increase Dec. 30
from two to four fish, followed
by the Jan. 1 season closure
of shallow-water grouper in
Atlantic state waters.
The red grouper bag limit
increase is one of several
fishery management changes
made at the November Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) meeting in
Key Largo.
Management changes in 2012

will also affect gag grouper
season, which is currently closed
to fishing in Gulf of Mexico
state waters (excluding Monroe
County) and will continue to be
closed through March 31, 2012.
(This includes the regularly
scheduled annual closure from
Feb. 1 through March 31 in Gulf
state waters.)
Both measures will help the
state achieve consistency with
federal red and gag grouper
management efforts.
The FWC will revisit state
gag grouper management efforts

Online bow course offered

Now you can take the Florida
Bowhunter Education Course by
completing an online, distance-
learning component and then
attending an abbreviated field
Hunter Safety personnel with
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) said the field day will be
Jan. 14 from 8 a.m. until noon at
the Newberry Archery Complex
in Alachua County.
This field day is designed
to be a hands-on, constructive
learning experience that will,
include bow setup and shooting,
field walks, blood-trail exercises,
erecting and safely ascending
and descending from tree stands,

as well as equipment preparation
and survival techniques.
A small fee to take the distance-
learning course is payable to the
National Bowhunter Education
Foundation on its website:
Access the online distance-
learning course at MyFWC.coi/
Students of all ages may
participate; however, an adult
must accompany those under the
age of 16. Participants should
bring all equipment, including
bow and arrows.
Students should register for
the course in advance by calling
the FWC's regional office in
Lake City at 386-758-0525.

in February 2012, once federal
rules are solidified.
Season closures for red and
gag grouper, as well as other
shallow-water groupers, are also
nearing. In Atlantic state waters,
including Monroe County, the
season closes Jan. 1 and reopens
May 1.,Shallow-water grouper
season closes Feb. 1 in Gulf
state waters and reopens April 1.
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McLeod is named keynote

speaker for 28th Martin

Luther King Jr. celebration

Retired educator and
administrator Dr. Horace
McLeod will be the keynote
speaker for the 28th annual
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Commemorative Celebration
planned Sunday, Jan. 15, at
Antioch Missionary Baptist
This year's program will
center on the theme "Celebrating
the Life, Dream and Legacy of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."
McLeod, the son of the late
Mrs. Hattie L. and Deputy
William (Bill) McLeod Sr., is a
native of Taylor County.
"I grew up in a community
(Old Foley Quarters) where
tolerance and respect of
individual differences were
part of the community values

and moral principles; where
Baptist and AME shared a
church and held services on
alternate Sundays; where
individuals came from different
places, Georgia, Florida, North
Carolina, South Carolina
even outside of the United
States--a little country called
Honduras--to form a village
of caring people to support the
youth and honor the elderly," he
McLeod first joined Antioch
Missionary Baptist Church of
Perry; however, when he moved
to Ft. Lauderdale, he joined the
New Mount Olive Missionary
Baptist Church.
Upon returning to Perry, he
returned to his home church of

Dr. Horace McLeod will serve as keynote speaker for the
28th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative

He graduated from Jerkins
High School in Perry, attended
Suwannee River Jr. College,
Florida A&M University,
Florida State University,
Florida Atlantic University,
Florida International University,
Vanderbilt University and Nova
Southeastern University where
he attained several degrees
and certifications including a
doctorate degree in educational
Dr. McLeod retired from the
Broward County public school
system, the fifth largest in the
nation and the largest fully
accredited school district in the
nation, after 35 years of service
as a teacher, assistant principal,
principal and director.
After retiring, he worked as
vice president for school support
at a charter school management
company. He currently serves
as an educational consultant
and adjunct professor at Miami
Dade College in Miami and
president/CEO of Taylor County
Leadership Inc. of Perry.
McLeod said he loves
reading, fishing, camping and
"However, since retiring, I am
still working too hard to spend
much time doing those things.
There are too many people that
need my assistance. People
come first, then things. At the
end of the day, it is about how
many people you have helped
not how many things you have
or have done," he said.
He noted that his education
and experiences as teacher and
leader started in Taylor County
in a family with a tradition of
"My parental lessons that
emphasize family values and
iiimoialipriniples of God first,
family second, then community,
has served me well and
continues to motivate me to
give of myself in service to the

Seven from Taylor are honored

on NFCC Fall Term Dean's List

Forty-five North Florida
Community College students,
including seven from Taylor
County, were named to the
Dean's Honor Roll at the
conclusion of NFCC's Fall
Term 2011. The Dean's Honor
Roll recognizes outstanding
academic achievement at the

completion of each semester.
Inclusion on the list is awarded
to all full-time students who,
during fall term, have earned a
grade point average of 3.50 to
3.79 on course work of at least
12 hours.
The seven Taylor County
students among those

recognized for academic
achievement and named to the
Dean's Honor Roll for Fall
Term 2011 were: Jennifer S.
Bhakta, Rebecca L. Hagberg,
Virginia P. Jacobs, Marshall
K. Jones, Latrelle M. Monk,
Joseph D. Sinclair and Maegen
C. Wynn.

Naval commission
Wade Preston Thompson, right, was commissioned an ensign in the United States
Navy on Dec. 20, 2011, by his father, Chet Thompson, a former Lieutenant in
the U.S. Navy. Thompson, the son of Chet and Terry Thompson, is a 2007 home
school graduate from Taylor County. His commissioning took place just prior to his
graduation from Virginia Military Institute with a bachelor's degree in electrical and
computer engineering. As an ensign, Thompson has been selected to be a Naval flight
officer and will report to Pensacola in January to begin flight training.

Jerkins Project receives

another $1,500 donation

The_ Jerkins Project recently'
received another generous
contribution of $1,500 from the
Capital City Bank Foundation.
Organizers also noted several
other donations that have been

made to the project fund:
Charles glalock Jr., $200;
Memorie Loughridge, $500;
Carl Gross, $200; and Mt. Olive
MB Church, $750.00 (credited
toward the church's $1,000

"We are truly thankful for
the outpouring of support
continually given to this
community project," Project
Chairman Kenneth Dennis said.

Shown at the check presentation are (I to r): Pastor Chester Demps, Jerkins Project
Chairman Kenneth Dennis, Capital City Bank Assistant Vice President Andy Freeman
and Don Asmus.

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AARP: last Wed., 10 a.m. at Perry
Shrine Club.
Kiwanis Club: Wednesdays,
noon, Joyce's Main Street Cafe.
MainStreet Perry: fourth Tuesday,
5:30 p.m., Perry Historic Station.
NAACP: first Sunday, 5 p.m., at
Jerkins Community Center.
Optimist Club: Thursday, noon at
Rosehead, downtown Perry.
Perry Garden Club: third
Wednesday, 10 a.m.
Perry Elks Lodge: second and
fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Perry Lodge #187: first and third
Tues., 6 p.m., Masonic Hall.
Perry Masonic Lodge 123: meets
first and third Monday, 7:30 p.m.
Perry Shrine Club: fourth Thurs.,
7 p.m. (club house on Courtney
Perry Woman's Club: second
Wed., noon (September to May).
Rotary Club: Tues., noon at
Rosehead Junction.
jaylor County Leadership
Council: second and fourth Friday,
7 p.m., Jerkins Community Center.
Vogue XIII: first Mon., 7:30 p.m.
Call 584-2404.

Airport Advisory Committee:
fourth Wednesday, 12 noon, Perry-
Foley Airport.
Chamber of Commerce: second
Thurs., 8 a.m., chamber board room.

City Council: second and fourth
Tues., at 6:30 p.m.
County Commission: first Mon.
and third Tues. at 6 p.m., courthouse
annex; workshop, fourth Tues., 3 p.m.
Juvenile Justice Council: third
Thurs., 9 a.m., at Juvenile Justice
Office, 1719 South Jefferson Street.
Planning Board: first Thurs.,
6 p.m. Courthouse annex (old post
Taylor County Construction
License Board Meeting: third Fri.,
2 p.m., courthouse annex.
Taylor County Development
Authority: second Mon., noon, at
Historic Perry Station.
Taylor County School Board: first
and third Tues., 6 p.m.
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer:
fourth Tuesday at 18820 Beach
Road, 5:30 p.m.
Taylor Soil & Water Conservation
District Board: fourth Monday,
7 p.m., Foley Airport terminal
conference room. Call 584-4329 for
Tourism Development Council:
second Wed., 12 p.m., Chamber of

Community Prayer Luncheon:
Monday at noon, Main Street Cafe.
All are welcome.
Diabetes classes every Tuesday,
3 p.m., Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
FAMU Alumni Chapter: second
Monday, 7 p.m., Jerkins

Community Center.
Girl Scouts Service Unit: first
Tuesday, 7 p.m., Scout Hut.
Helping Hands of the Shelter:
every Tuesday, 6 p.m., Chamber of
Historical Society: open Thursday
afternoons, 1-5 p.m.
Home Educators League of
Perry: Forest Capital Hall. Call 584-
6866 or visit on-line htt://taylor.ifas.
La Leche League International:
second Wed., 10:30 a.m., Taylor
County Public Library.
Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: first
and third Fridays. Call 584-3826. -
Muskogee Creek Indian Nation:
second and fourth Sat., 7 p.m. Tribal
grounds, Lyman Hendry Road.
Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe:
first Saturday, Oak Hill Village on
Woods Creek Road.
National Wild Turkey Federation
(Yellow Pine Drummers): holds
open monthly meeting on first
Thursday, Golden Corral, 7 p.m. Call
Parrot Heads in Perry-"dise"
Club: meets the second and fourth
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Call 843-1469 for
Pet adoptions: Taylor County
Animal Shelter, open Monday
through Friday. Call 838-3525.
Republican Party of Taylor
County: second Thursday, 6:30
p.m., at Rigoni's Cookhouse on
Highway 19 North. Call 584-5878.
Taylor Adult Program (TAP):

Thursday, 10 a.m., 502 N. Center
Street. 223-0393.
Taylor Coastal Communities
Association: second Tuesday,
6 p.m., at the district building on
Beach Road.
Taylor County Amateur Radio
Club: first Monday, 7 p.m.,
Perry-Foley Airport conference
Taylor County Brotherhood:
meets on Mondays, 7 p.m., at New
Brooklyn; every third Saturday,
9 a.m., at Stewart Memorial.
Taylor County Brotherhood
Choir: meets every Thursday,
6 p.m., at Stewart Memorial.
Taylor County Habitat for
Humanity: board meeting, second
Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Room 208,
Capital City Bank.
Taylor County Historical Society:
third Mon., 7 p.m. Historical Society
building. Society's museum is open
every Thursday, 1-5 p.m.
Taylor County Horseman's
Association Horse Show: second
Fri., Club Roping, 7:30 p.m.; third
Sat., speed events, 11 a.m.; last
Sat., roping, 6 p.m. Arena is located
on Bishop Blvd.
Taylor County Quilters: Tuesdays,
10 a.m. to noon, public library.
Taylor County Reef Research
Team: second Tuesday, 7 p.m.,
Forest Capital Hall.
Taylor County Senior Center:
Executive Board of Directors
meeting, every third Thursday.
Taylor County United:

second Mon., 7 p.m,, Evangel
Christian Fellowship (1454 Courtney
Whole Child Taylor-Shared
Service Network: fourth Mon.,
9 a.m., Alton H. Wentworth
Administrative Complex.
Yarn Lovers Circle: first and third
Thursday, 9:30 a.m,, Taylor County
Public Library.

AL-ANON: meets every Thursday
at noon, St. James Episcopal
Alcoholics Anonymous: Monday,
7 p.m. and Thursday, 7 p.m. at the
Serenity House, 1824 N, Jefferson
St. Call 843-3484.
Big Bend Hospice Advisory
Council: fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m.,
Big Bend Hospice office (107 E.
Celebrate Recovery: a non-
denominational, Christ-centered
recovery ministry meets Thursdays
at 6 p.m., in the First Baptist Church
Youth Center (old Citizens Bank
Narcotics Anonymous: Sun.,
Tues., Wed., Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat.,
12 p.m. Catholic Church of the
Immaculate Conception (Parish
Center), 2750 S. Byron Butler
Pkwy. For questions, call: (877)
Perry Winners Group of
Alcoholics Anonymous: Friday,

8 p.m.; Heritage House, 317 N.
Orange St.
Reformers Unanimous:
every Friday, 7 p.m., at Charity
Baptist Church, 580 E. Highway
The Way: (faith-based 12-step
group for addicts and alcoholics)
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., and Friday,
7 p.m., at the Serenity House,
1824 N. Jefferson St. Call 672-

AMVETS Post 20: third
Tuesday, 7 p.m., at 671 Charles
Hendry Road.
American Legion Post #291:
second Saturday, 10 a.m.
American Legion Post #96:
first Tues., 7 p.m., American
Legion Hall, Center St.
Sons of Confederate
Veterans: fourth Thursday at
North Orange Street. Call 584-
5725 or 838-2045.
VFW Post #9225: second
Tuesday, 7 p.m. (American
Legion building).
To add your group or
organization to the Community
Calendar, call 584-5513
or e-mail newsdesk@


B-2 Taco Times December 28, 2011

The deadlines for classified ads are Monday by 5
p.m. for the Taco Times and Wednesday by 5 p.m.
for the Perry News- Herald.


Metal and Junk

Cash for junk cars and trucks. 7 days a
week. Call 386-658-1030 or 904-887-

Seasoned firewood for sale, will deliver.
Call 838-0949.
12/16 12/28

For Sale. Spee's family firewood, $70 a
truck load. Call 850-843-0787,
12/21 12/30

Firewood for sale. $50 a load, call 850-

12/21 12/30

Mobile Home for Sale

2012, 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Bank:repo
need to sell only $36,900, owner will
finance with 5% down. Call 352-262-

Mobile Home for Sale, New 28x44 3
bedroom, 2 bath $36,900. Call 352-
TMH, tfn

For Sale and great as first home.
General Mobile Home, 3 bedroom, 2
bath, open kitchen/living room,
skylight/sliding door. Heat/Air
conditioner. Call 850-584-5489.
12/23 01/18

3 bedroom 2 bath double wide. Study,,
sunroom off of master bedroom, living
room and den with fireplace. Sits on 5
acres, $800 a month, 7 miles from
Shady Grove south of Madison.
Contact Michelle 850-363-7751.
12/23- 12/28

RV spot 30 or 50 AMP on private land
in nice neighborhood. Includes electric,
water, sewer and cable. North side of
Perry, just outside city limits. $300 per
month. Call 850-843-0883.
12/21 12/30

For Rent. 4 bedroom, 2 bath. $600 per
month plus security deposit, no pet.
Call 371-1568
12/21 12/30

For Rent. 3 bedroom, 1 bath. $550 per
month plus deposit, no pets. Call 371-
12/21 1231

For Rent. 2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile
home wvth small porch. Includes water
and sewer, located in a small mobile
home park. $400 per month $200
security deposit. Senior citizen
discount. No Drugs. Call 584-8618.

For Rent. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 900 sq. ft.
apartment. Near Keaton Beach. $650
per month plus security deposit.
Includes utilities 850-843-1882.
12/14- 01/06

Taking applications for 2 bedroom, 2
bath mobile home. Water, sewer and
trash included, located in Everetts
Mobile Home Park. $375 per month
$300 deposit. References required
apply in person Perry Repo Outlet. Call
Ms. Betty 584-7094
EMH, tfn

t Taking applications for 2 bedroom, 1
bath mobile home. Water, sewer and
trash included, located in Everetts
Mobile Home Park. $375 per month
$300 deposit. References required
apply in person Perry Repo Outlet. Call
Ms. Betty 584-7094
EMH, tfn

Westgate Rooms available for rent.
refrigerator, microwave, TV w/cable,
AC/Heater. Everything included. $1657
weekly, $40 daily, $585 per month.
RV sites $20 daily, $100 weekly, $350
monthly. Tax included. 1627 S. Byron
Butler Pkwy. 850-299-6554.
LS tfn
Woodridge Apartments
Accepting applications for 1, 2, and 3
BR HC and Non-HC accessible
apartments. HUD vouchers
considered. Call 850-584-5668.709 W
Church St., Perry, FL 32348 TDD 711.
"This institution is an equal opportunity
provider,mand employer."
WA tfn

House for rent. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, on
Ash St. with fenced yard, available
immediately, $450 monthly + $450
security deposit. 850 584-2088.

Rooms available at Skylark Motel
everything included from monthly $585
(required $45 deposit), $165 weekly or
$40 daily (tax included). 317 N. Byron
Butler Pkwy. 850-672-0973.
LS, tfn

Furnished 1 and 2 bedroom
apartments for rent $600 to $800.
Included with rent is full cable t.v.,
Internet, hot tub, one block, one block
to river and new boat landing. Call 352-
498-7740 if no answer 813-677-9640.
SPR, tfn

Small 3 bedroom, 1 bath home with
nice front porch on 1 acre of land on
deadend road off Hwy. 98. Just inside
city limits. $500 per month, first, last
and deposit. Call 727-433-4514.
12/21 12/30

Apartment for rent. 1 bedroom, 1 bath.
everything included, water garbage,
electricity, cable with HBO. Everything
furnished. $265 weekly, $950 monthly.
317 N. Byron Butler Pkwy. Skylark
Motel. 850-672-0973.
LS tfn

--Under New Management --
2- 3 BR apartments available.
Special Move-In Pkg. Rent
based on income. Water/Gas
furnished. On-site Laundry.
Close to City/Water Parks,
Boys & Girls Club, and
Shopping Plazas. Public
Transportation available.
Call 850-584-6842.
TDD711, EHO.
Section 8 Affordable Multifamily
- mom

House for sale! 3 bedroom, 1 bath,
eat-in kitchen and formal dining room.
Recent upgrades, remodeling, and new
roof. Great starter or retirement home.
Priced to'sell at $70,000; 811 E. Cherry
Street. For more information call 584-

For Sale or Lease Purchase. New
house in Ocean Pond subdivision only
a few miles from Keaton Beach. 1568
Sq. Ft. of living area, 3 bedroom, two
bath new house with all new
appliances, carpet and hardwood
flooring, open kitchen/living room area.
Home on 2 acres of land ready to move
in. Reduced to $134,900 MAKE
OFFER, 850-672-0536.
12/07- 01/06

Must See
For Sale By Owner: 4 bedroom, 2
baths, new appliances, real oak floors.
203 Cypress Road. Asking 78,500
OBO. Call 843-1301 .
12/14- 01/06

Land for Sale, 221 North between
Shiloh Church Rd. and Cairo Parker
Rd. 1 acre lots with paved roads. Owner
financing available. Please call (386)
658-1346 or (850) 584-7466.. .


Home for Sale, OLD TOWN 2 story site
built, 1998, 3 bedrooms 2 baths, L/R,
D/R, loft, 2 car garage on 6
unbelievable acres, beautiful oaks.
$500 down, $556/mo., P&I, W.A.C. Call
to view 352-493-9600

For Sale. 5 acres, possible hunting site.,
2.5 miles N.E. of Shady Grove section
23, T2S, R7E. Property appraiser
#R01766-524. $1200. Call 352-373-
12/16 12/30

For Sale. 5 acres, possible hunting site.
2.5 miles N.E. of Shady Grove section
23, T2S, R7E. Property appraiser
#R01766-524. $1200. Call 352-373-
12/16 -12/30

House for Sale. 311 West Bowers
Street. New, built in 2009 on, 5 lots. 2
bedroom, study or 3rd bedroom, 2 full
baths, living room, dining room,
kitchen. All new appliances;
refrigerator, electric stove, dishwasher,
washer, dryer, electric hot water heater,
2 inch wooden window blinds, wood
floors, high ceilings, intake and outtake
ceiling vents in all rooms, carport, large
storage and car shed. Fenced back
yard in a quiet neighborhood. $152,000
call 584-2614.
12/07 12-30.

2005, Buick LeSabre Limited sedan.
One owner, non-smoker. Excellent
condition, good tires, 84,000 easy
miles. Far below Blue Book value,
$7,900. Call 838-2003.
12/28 12/30

2008 F-250 Turbo Diesel, 6.4 L, 4X4
Navigation, .LOADED, 81,000 miles
$34,500. Call 850-838-7110.
12/21 12/30

Headturners Auto Inc.
We Buy, Sell, Trade
2000 Mazda Protege $2900
2001 Hyundai Elantra $3400
2003 Kia Spectra $3900
2003 Astro Van $3900'
2004 Sebring $4900
2003 Explorer $8950 NICE!!
2004 Jeep GC $8900
We Finance!

Equipment Trailer, car or truck hauler
14' heavy duty all steel construction. 2
sets of ramps, double axle 2" bumper
pull $875. Call 850-843-0883
JP 12-21 12/30

Taylor County Board of County
Road Maintenance Technician (full
time) $8.04/hr.'
Applications and job description can be
obtained from
...M.i..inr .tnh i.m .. IAP I P:

JM Handyman Home Repairs, LLC
Pressure washing, painting, concrete,
wood decks, Ceramic tile, laminate
wood available, Mobile Home Repairs,
RV Leak Repairs. 838-6077 or 584-
JM, tfn

A to Z Farm and Lawn Service
Land clearing, tree trimming/ removal,
dump truck service, harrowing, bush
hog mowing, rake work, dirt leveling
and complete lawn service. Call 584-
A2Z, tfn

Carpet, Vynal and Repairs. Will beat all
prices. Call 850-838-9050. If no answer
please leave message.

*Stump Grinding .
*. Tree Trimming
*Tree Removal
*Debris Removal
*Bucket truck use
,Bush Hogging
'Pressure Washing
*Free Estimates* and
*Great Rates'
Call today!
850-838-5923 or 850-584-8191
MarkA. Moneyhan.
Licensed and Insured
Certified Quality Specialist.

www.iayliorcounitygoyuv.uIIIcom or MUbILE ll-
CAREER LAB a Perry Square (Save A
Lot and Goodwill Parking Lot) on
Tuesday, Wednesdays, or Thursdays 9
a.m.- 4 p.m. or Workforce. Positions are
open CIRCUITu.: -i.f"le..c-
Taylor County Board of County case No: 11-764-CP
Commissioners In Re rne Esroe or
County Extension Agent II-IV (full time) Deceasea.
Salary will DOQ. Please apply for this 'NOTICE TO CREDITORS
position at the University of Florida's (Summary Administration)
web site at http://jobs.ufl.edu. Taylor TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
...w s attp//jobs.uJ.eauayor DEMADS AGAiNT THE ABOVE,
County -Board- of -County .- ESArE: -
Commissioners is an EOE, VP, DT, You are hereby notified that an Order
background check employer, of Summary Administration has been
n entered In the Estate of' MYRTE E.
"f WALKER, deceased, File Number 11-
764-CP, by the Circuit Court for Taylor
Director of Allied Health Programs (RN) county, Florida, Probate Division, the
wanted at North Florida Community address of which Is Post Office Box
College. See www.nfcc.edu for details. 620, Perry, Florida 32348; that the
12/14- 1/13 decedent's date of death was
12/14 1/13 September 18, 2011; that the total
I value of the estate Is less than
Domino's Pizza. Hiring drivers, must $75,000.00 and that the names and
have clean driving record. All hours addresses of those to whom It has
available. Aply at storebeen assigned by such order are:
available. Apply at store. Charlotte B. Johnson, 705 E. Florida
12/21 -1/06 Street, Clinton, SC 29325
Immediate opening for a full time NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the
Maintenance Supervisor at an decedent and persons having claims
apartment community in Perry, Florida. or demands against the estate of the
Need motivated individual with decedent other than those for whom
previous experience in general provision for full payment was made
previous experience in general in the Order of Summary
maintenance-plumbing, sheet rock, Administration must file their claims
electrical and carpentry. Must have with this Court WITHIN THE TIME
valid drivers license. Competitive PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
salary and benefits package offered. 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
EOE and Drug Free Workplace. Send ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
resumes to: humanresources@royal- FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
american.com, fax to (850) 914-8470 NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
or apply in person at 709 W Church SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
Street, office.. Woodridge Apartments- DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
12/21 12/30 BARRED,
The date of first publication of this
notice Is: DECEMBER 21, 2011.
Have a job opening? ATTORNEYS AT LAW, P.A.
Advertise in the Taco Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 169621
Times classified today. P O. Drawer 579
Perry, Florida 32348
Call 584-5 13. Telephone: (850) 584-3812
l Fax: (850) 584-7148






Property for Lease
3,021 square feet Commercial Building

Dual Reception Area
6 Individual Rooms / Offices
2 Executive Offices
1 Large File Room
3 restrooms
New Painting Inside and Outside
New Complete Roof
Adequate Paridng in the rear of the
Building on Pavement & Grass Area
5 Minutes from the Hospital
5 Minutes from the Courtjhousen. :.. ;.

For an Appointment call 850-838-0634
or after 6 PM call 850-584-4276
402 East Ash Street
(Corner of Center Street and Ash Street)
Perry, FL 32348

Marshall Healthcare


* Social Services Director*

Social Worker Degree required,

or a minimum of 2 years

Social Service experience

in long term care.

Call Joyce Denham, ED @ 850-584-6334

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584-CLEAN (584-2532) j

Personal Representative
705 E, Florida Street
Clinton, SC 29325

The Taylor County Board of County
Commissioners Is soliciting sealed
proposals for construction of the Sea
Meadows Drive. Qualified firms or
individuals desiring to provide the
required products or services must
submit five (5) packages In a sealed
envelope or similar package marked
"Sealed Proposal for Sea Meadows
Drive" to the Clerk of Court, 1st Floor
Courthouse, 108 North Jefferson
Street, Suite 102, Perry, Florida 32347
or P.O. Box 620, Perry, Florida 32348, to
arrive no later than 4:00 P.M., local
time, on January 17, 2012. All
Proposals MUST have the respondent's
name and mailing address clearly
shown on the outside of the envelope
or package when submitted.
Proposals will be opened and
respondents announced at 6:15 P.M.
local time, or as soon thereafter as
practical, on January 17, 2012, In the
Taylor County Administrative
Complex, 201 East Green Street,
Perry, Florida 32347, RFP Information
MUST be obtained from the Clerk of
Court, 1st. Floor Courthouse, 108
North Jefferson Street, Suite 102, Perry,
Florida 32347, (850) 838-3506, for a
$50.00 non-refundable fee. RFP
Information may be reviewed on-line
al hilp itwwv. taoylocourivygov
com/Blds/lnrae, rarm Ine County
reserves me rigr, in its sole and
absolute alscrellor,n to ejecT any or all
Proposals o10 cancel or wilntraw Inis
solicitation aor an y ime and waive
any irregularities in n e RFP process.
The County reserves the right to
award any contract to the
respondent wnlcn it Deems to offer
the best overall service, neieloeia the
County Is not bound to award any
contracts) Doased on tne lowest
quoted price The Counry in its-sole
and oasolule discretion, also reserves
me right ro waive any minor defects
in the process and to accept the
proposal deemed to be In the
County s oest Interest The County, in
Its sole and absolute discretion. also
reserves the right o aassilgna local
business preference i, an amount of
five (5) percent of the proposal price
pursuant to Taylor County ordinance
No. 2003-12. No taxed Proposals will
be accepted. Aaaitional information
may be olaoined from:
Taylor county Engineering
Department .. .
201 East Green Street
Perry FIOicda 323NJ7
(850j 838-3500 :
Florida ,
Kenneth-Dudley, P.E.

a Florida banking corporation
NOTICE IS'.GIVEN that pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
December 6, 2011 in Case No. 2011-
464-CA of the Circuit Court of the
Third Judicial Circuit In and for Taylor
County, Florida, ,In which CITIZENS
STATE BANK Is the Plaintiff and ELLIS H.
DOSHER, JR. Is the Defendant, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the Taylor County Courthouse
located at 108 North Jefferson Street,
Perry, Florida 32347-3252, at 11:00
a.m. EST on Tuesday, January 10,
2012, the following described
property set forth in the Final
Judgment of Foreclosure:
Any person claiming an Interest in the
surplus from the sale, If any, other
than the property owner as of the
date of the Lis Pendens must file a
claim within (60) days after the sale.
Dated this 13 day of December 2011
Clerk of the Court
By: Marti Lee DC
Deputy Clerk

Call 584-5513.




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At the Booking Desk

Editor' Note; it is the policy of
ihis n.wspapor to run the narms of
.Sill h .I.'s tNi ld and booked at the
Taylor County Jail, All those listed
below have been charged with a
crime, but are considered innocent
until proven guilty,
Oct. 31:
Darrick Michael Russell, 21,
313 W. Cherry Street, battery, Ptl.
Hernandez, PPD.
Nov. 1:
Jeffery Benton, 24, 102 Pate
Street, trespass, Ptl. Griffin, PPD.
Jeremy J. Sullivan, 33, 3441 W.
U.S. 98, forgery (bank checks),
uttering forged bank checks,
Deputy Hooker, TCSO.
Marshall Lynn, 28, 1211 N.
Calhoun Street, VOP, Officer Basch,
Rose Mary Juday, 29, 406 W.
Cherry Street, FTA (trespass after
warning), Ptl. Murphy, PPD.
Jared L. Blount, 23, 205,Sandra
Street, burglary, theft, criminal
mischief, Ptl. Murphy, PPD.
Phillip Joseph Jackson, 30, 5816
U.S. 221 North, sale of cannabis,
Det. Norris, PPD.
Jonah Parker, 32, 13845
Beach Road, VOP (possession of
controlled substance, possession
of drug paraphernalia, DWLS), Det.
Norris, PPD.
Anthony Lee Swain, 18, West
Cherry Street, retail theft, Ptl. Cash,
Chadrick James Britt, 33, 812
Johnson Stripling Road, dealing
in stolen property, possession of
firearm by felon, Det. Norris, PPD.
Donald Charles Bass, 57,
homeless, VOP (lewd act), Officer
Livingston, P&P
Nov. 2:
John A. Smith, 47, 3309 S. U.S.
Highway 19, battery, Deputy Shaw,
Veronica L. Smith, 48, U.S.
19 South, battery, Deputy Shaw,
Jeanie L. Nix, 47, Greenville,
VOP (DUI, DWLS), Deputy Lundy,
Deangelo Ramon Robinson, 21,
Jacksonville, burglary of a dwelling,
grand theft Ill, Deputy Blue, TCSO.
Nov. 3:
Gerald Arlan Shekell, 60, 13419
Strickland Bridge, possession of
firearm by convicted felon, Deputy
Gunter, TCSO.
Joshua Coxwell, 27, 3191
Slaughter Road, DWLS, grand
theft, lnv. Haydern, TCSO.
Steven Lee Williams, 47,
Steinhatchee, VOP warrant

(burglary of structure, petit theft),
Deputy Blue, TCSO.
Nov. 4:
Joseph Padgett, 26, 100 Pace
Drive, burglary, theft, criminal
mischief, Ptl. Murphy, PPD.
Kiley Hall, 31,123 Buffalo Drive,
VOP (aggravated assault with
deadly weapon), Ptl. Geyer, PPD.
Matthew Mims, 27, 3465 Woods
Road, grand theft III, Sgt. Gray,
Nov. 5:
Courtney Campbell, 27, Tampa,
VOP (DWLS), battery, Deputy
Shaw, TCSO.
Franklin Dorman, 25, 812 Wilson
Street, loitering and prowling, Ptl.
Hernandez, PPD.
Kevin Wayne Walker, 36, 1081
C.J. Johnson Road, warrant, DWL/R
(habitual), Deputy Tompkins, TCSO.
Nov. 6:
David Mike Cruce, 25, 5785
Courtney Grade, battery, Deputy
Tompkins, TCSO.
Willie Gene Nash, 39, 905 W.
Willow Street, no valid drivers
license, Ptl. Murphy, PPD.
Nov. 7:
Jeremy J. Sullivan, 33, 3441
W. U.S. 98, VOP (dealing in stolen
property), Deputy Hooker, TCSO.
Jeremy McGrew, 20, 1216 N.
Jefferson Street, VOP (possession
of less than 20 grams cannabis,
battery), Deputy Woods, TCSO.
Jessie Mathis, 43, 807 E.
Quail Street, VOP warrant (felony
DUI, felony DWLS), Deputy
Gulbrandsen, TCSO.
Nov. 8:
Gregory Brady, 42, Bradenton,
violation of conditional release,
giving false information to law
enforcement officer, Inv. Hayden,
Nov. 9:
Courtney Campbell, 27, Tampa,
VOP (DWLS), OfficerThomas, P&R
Tommy B. Williams, 39, 1341
W. Hampton Springs Ave., VOP
(DWLS), Deputy Sheffield, TCSO.
Herbreka Monique Jackson, 25,
104 Kings Drive, VOP (DWLS),
.Deputy McKenzie, TCSO.
John Henry Early, 60, Marrero,
La., DWLS/commercial vehicle,
Trooper Chaffin, FHP.
Nov. 10:
Aida Kay Beach, 38,1243 Dewey
McGuire Road, sale of controlled
substance (Percocet), Deputy
McKenzie, TCSO.
Dustie Beach, 32, 504 Judson
Anderson, PPD.
Delphia Flowers, 49, 1065

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Langford Lane, sale of controlled
substance, Deputy Upshaw, TCSO.
Nino White, 40, 1109 E. Main
Street, sale of cocaine, Det. Norris,
Clyde James Bowden, 21,
500 S. Warner Ave., Apt. 5, sale
of controlled substance, Ptl.
Hernandez, PPD.
Rocky Buzbee, 56, 1607 S.
Dixie Highway, sale of controlled
substance, Deputy Sheffield,
Cierra Renee Nabinett, 21, 110
W. Dunwood Street, VOP (affray),
Deputy McKenzie, TCSO.
Christopher L. Houck, 32,
1890 Ocean Pond Drive, sale
of controlled substance, Deputy
McKenzie, TCSO.
Andrew H. Williams, 46, 544
Puckett Road, G-30, sale of
controlled substance (Xanax), Ptl.
Hernandez, PPD.
Charmin Roxanne Anderson,
39, 3765 Oak .Lane, VOP (retail
theft, trespass after warning), sale
of controlled substance (Xanax),
Officer Thomas, P&P
Michelle Cocquinna Braddock,
37, 118 T.A. Miller Road, sale
of controlled substance, Deputy
McKenzie, TCSO.
Heath Aaron Dedman, 37,
1149 Glenway, operating vehicle
on closed road (WMA), Deputy
Upjohn, TCSO.
Fairley Trey Pitts, 25,470 Millinor
Road, battery, no officer given.
Robert N. Foskey, 80, 3083 Wells
Drive, concealed weapon, improper
exhibition of firearm, disorderly
intoxication, criminal mischief, Sgt.
Deeson, PPD.
Nov. 11:
Jeremy J. Sullivan, 33, 3441
W. U.S. 98, grand theft III, Deputy
Hooker, TCSO.
David N. Riley, 60, Steinhatchee,
marijuana possession (not more
than 20 grams), possession of drug
equipment (and/or use), Trooper
Ernst, FHP.
Nov. 12:
James Sadler, 26, 123 Fortner
Circle, resisting arrest without
violence, Ptl. Murray, PPD.
Bernardino Torrez-Jesus, 52,
2639 Black Oak Road, DUI, no
valid drivers license, Trooper Ernst,
Christyle Gail Clark, 26, 702 W.
Duval Street, battery, Ptl. Hightower,
Nov. 14:
Susanna M. Kioa, 21, Salt Lake
City, Utah, counterfeit identification,
possession of cocaine, possession



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of drug paraphernalia, giving false
information to law enforcement
officer, Deputy Cash, TCSO.
Julius Lee Thompson, 33,
Sacremento, Calif., counterfeit
identification, possession of
cocaine, possession of drug
paraphernalia, giving false
information to law enforcement
officer, Deputy Cash, TCSO.
Steven James Wallace, 47, 6224
Beach Road, VOP (battery), Deputy
McKenzie, TCSO.
Nov. 15:
Julius Lee Thompson, 33,
Sacremento, Calif., possession
of less than 20 grams cannabis,
.Deputy Cash, TCSO.
Chastity Baxman, 30, Otter
Creek, VOP (cheating), FTA
(cheating), Deputy McKenzie,
Evan Turner, 18, Cross City, VOP
(burglary, grand theft III), Deputy
Hooker, TCSO.
Damon Houston, 21, 3660
Bohannon Circle, VOCC, Officer
Hendry, P&R
Melinda Rae Page, 29, 1465
Harold David Road, FTA VOP
hearing, Ptl. Hernandez, PPD.
Nov. 16:
Stephen Walter Mink, 51, 2762
Pisgah Road, possession of more
than 20 grams cannabis with intent
to sell, Sgt. Gibson, TCSO,
Mite L. Buzbee, 27, 1607 S.
Old Dixie Highway, trespass after
warning, Det. Norris, PPD.
Antonio White, 33, 500 S.Warner
Ave., kidnap, battery, Ptl. Murphy,
Nov. 17:
Christyl Gail Clark, 26, 702 W.
Duval, VOP (burglary of structure),
Ptl. Hightower, PPQ.
Valerie Cherie Cruce, 25,
3291 Vera Lane, VOP, Deputy
Gulbrandsen, TCSO.
Angela Susanne Driggers, 47,
Live Oak, DUI, DWLS (knowingly),
FTA (refual to submit, DUI), Ptl.
Hightower, PPD.
Nathan Lloyd Hinote, 22, 5451
Highway 19 South, VOP (DWLS),
Deputy Lundy, TCSO.
Joseph J. Padgett, 26, 3159
Leroy Lyons Road, grand theft,
uttering forgery, burglary, theft, Ptl.
Murray, PPD.
Kecia Chapman, 39, Tallahassee,
dealing in stolen property,
possession of firearm by convicted
felon, Deputy Blue, TCSO.
Nov. 18,: .. :
Anthonyi Teague, 20, 488 urner
Road, trespass after warning, retail
theft, Ptl. Dice, PPD.

Steven Todd Bass, 20, 126 Dove
Road, theft/shoplift, Ptl. Murphy,
Kenneth D. Benton, 30, 8990
Beach Road, trespass after
warning, Officer Bembry, FWC.
Robert C. Wood, 22,
Greenville, theft/shoplift, Ptl.
Murphy, PPD.
David J. Dosher, 51,
Steinhatchee, DWLS, Deputy
Hershberger, TCSO.
Lee Running Bear Bell, 29, 2499
Mary Esther Lane, VOP (cruelty of
animals, grand theft, felony fleeing
officer), Deputy Tompkins, TCSO.
Dante R. White, 19, 1708 .S.
Roberson Street, VOP (battery), Ptl.
Hernandez, PPD.
Karen K. Belcher, 48,
Steinhatchee, VOP (sale of
controlled substance), Deputy
Shaw, TCSO.
Cynthia M. Horton, 21, 5522
Bryant Russell Road, VOP
(obtaining controlled substance),
Deputy Shaw, TCSO.
Nov. 19:

William L. Wright, the son of Nellie Mengus
and William M. Wright of Perry, receives a
commendation and his first set of "Gold Bars" from
Lieutenant Colonel Retired Dave Gordon, president
of the Georgia Mountain Chapter, Military Officers
Association of America, during ceremonies Dec.
10, at North Georgia College and State University,
Dahlonega, Ga. Wright was commissioned a Second
Lieutenant, U.S. Army, following graduation and
completion of the Reserve Officers Training Corps.
Also shown is Col. (Ret.) David Ammons, right.

Heather Lacoota Cruce, 29,
370 Al Suber Road, FTA (DUI,
DWLS/R), Deputy Shaw, TCSO.
Johnny Lee Coverson, 54,
1520 South Givens, trespass after
warning, Ptl. Murphy, PPD.
Ashley Marie Grubbs, 25, 7210
Highway 19 South, battery, Deputy
Tompkins, TCSO.
Nov. 20:
Lidia Sandia Ruiz, 27,1770 NW
Latitude Road, retail theft, giving
false information, Ptl. Murphy, PPD.
Darius Robinson, 22, 116 N.
Beverly Street, warrant (burglary of
dwelling), Ptl. Hightower, PPD.
Nov. 21:
Sheldren Lee Williams, 42,
3735 Bohannon Circle, VOP (DUI),
Deputy Gulbrandsen, TCSO.
James Hodges, 32, 1313 S.
Robin Street, aggravated battery,
simple battery, Deputy Burford,
Nov. 22:
Robert V. Stevens, 32, 223
Landry Road, battery, FTA (DWLS),
Ptl. Hightower, PPD.