Title: Franklin chronicle
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Publication Date: October 2, 1998
Copyright Date: 1998
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Franklin Chronicle

Volume 7, Number 20


October 2 15, 1998

I "Get Us Back'To Work"

f:B L; : Says Travel Lift Worker

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A sign of the times: taped up but open for business.

Tracking The Damage

Of Georges

By Tom Campbell
The storm that didn't want to go
away, Georges, was a hurricane
for eleven days, then a tropical
storm and a tropical depression.
Over its long course, more than
300 people were killed. In Key
West, the ocean was swept along
the streets by winds over a hun-
dred miles per hour.
Leaving Key West, Georges moved
into the Gulf and started a cau-
tious guessing game as to where
it might next make landfall.
Last Saturday, September 26,
Franklin County was under a vol-
untary evacuation for the barrier
islands and low-lying areas.
Special needs people were evacu-
ated, including those who depend
on oxygen and electricity for their
Emergency Management Director
"Butch" Baker said the track of
the hurricane was being continu-
ously monitored. The storm surge
and tropical storm force winds
were of concern. A local state of
emergency was in effect.

Alan Pierce presented with
a birthday cake during a lull
at the Emergency Manage-
ment Center, Apalachicola.

At a special meeting of the Fran-
klin County Board of Commis-
sioners Friday, the state of emer-
gency was declared "to stay in
place for seven days, or until de-
termined otherwise" by Director
"Butch" Baker, Emergency Man-
agement. Nursing Homes were on
The fear was that Highway 98
might again be devastated. Work
on the picturesque highway was
scheduled to be complete October
Thousands of people lost power
from New Orleans to Gulfport,
Mississippi, through southern
Alabama and into the Panhandle
of Florida. Rain and flooding con-
tinued to be threats through Mon-
day and Tuesday. A section of I-10
was reportedly washed out near
the Alabama/ Mississippi border.
Emergency Management Director
"Butch" Baker said, "There was
some local flooding in coastal and
low-lying areas. About a hundred

yards of the Alligator Point road
was again washed out along the
eastbound lane."
Tuesday evening the tropical de-
pression.that had been Hurricane
Georges was drifting about three
miles per hour northeast, caus-
ing heavy rain and tornado warn-
ings in the Florida Panhandle,
Alabama and Georgia. Severe
flooding was reported along the
coast in Mississippi and Alabama.
Total cost of Georges was well over
two billion dollars.
Over thirty inches of rain were
reported in two days in some ar-
eas of Mississippi and Alabama.
In Gulfport there were still power
outages and many people in shel-
Some Franklin County locals said,
"We thought we dodged a bullet,
but Georges is still shooting at
us." Tuesday night tornado warn-
ings were still in effect and heavy
rains were scattered through the
area. Of concern was the fact that
hurricane-related deaths are con-
sistently caused by water from
rain and flooding. The exact num-
ber of deaths was still uncertain
Tuesday night.

Butch Baker, Director of
Emergency Management,
Franklin County.

Dana Richards

Case Heard

Before Governor

and Cabinet

In a very crowded agenda of about
60 cases, the Governor and Cabi-
net, sitting as the State of Florida
Clemency Board, heard the oral
arguments for and against grant-
ing convicted murderer Dana
Richards clemency on Thursday,
September 17, 1998. The decision
is still in limbo and is expected to
take at least two weeks to reach a
Willie Meggs and the mother of
murder victim Buddy Richards
argued against granting clem-
ency. Dana Richards was repre-
sented by The Battered Women's
Clemency Project, Tallahassee,
that had circulated a three vol-
ume brief to the Board in support
of the clemency request.

By Rene Topping
As the September 21 meeting of
the Carrabelle City Commission
was winding down, Mayor Buz
Putnal brought up the subject of
the stop work order that had been
served on Tommy Bevis and David
Parramore. The order was served
on the day immediately following
the meeting of September 8. Com-
missioner Donald Wood had re-
ported to the commission there
was no city permit for a travel lift
under construction at Dockside
Marina. Also, it was his belief that
the lift was being built over the
property line.
The travel lift was being worked
on and was about 75% completed.
The stop work order caused great
hardships, forcing one man to
leave town in order to find work,
and reducing the work hours for
the rest of the employees. Also,
according to the two owners, there
were 14 boats waiting to be pulled
to have work done, and. the order
to stop work was causing them to
lose money.
Putnal told the other three com-
missioners present that it was
necessary to set a time and place
for a special meeting to discuss
the permit needed In order for the
work to be resumed. David
Parramore, who is building the
travel lift and Tommy Bevis both
said that they already, had the
survey done and the lift is appar-
ently on the property being leased
by Bevis. They said they had un-
derstood at the September 8
meeting that if the survey was
O.K. they would be able to obtain
a permit. It seems that Commis-
sioner Donald Wood had not
waited for results of the survey
and had followed up on the stop
work order the Wednesday follow-
ing the September 8 regular met-
ing and had caused the stop work
order to be posted on the
Dockside Marina property. The
notice was issued by County Plan-
ner Alan Pierce and was posted
by law officials.
Mayor Buz Putnal suggested that
the commission meet in special
session as soon as possible to al-
low Bevis and Parramore to fulfill
the requirements needed for a
permit, in as much as the survey
had been brought in and satisfied
the commissioners that there was
no problem there.
Jim Lycett who is a member of the
Carrabelle Port and Airport Au-
thority was recognized and said
"Mr. Mayor, as I understand the
minutes from the last meeting
there doesn't seem to be any prob-
lem with the survey and the ques-
tion that he was building on his
own property, and the technical
point that he has not specifically
got the proper building permit for
the travel lift. Now, both the City
and the Port Authority, in prin-
ciple, had approved and voted on
these developments."
"If he can provide the survey with
proof that he is building on his
own land, which was all that I
understood in the minutes was
truly requested and therefore, the
permit, does it really need to be
such an involved process here?"
Commissioner Donald Wood re-
sponded. "It must be by the ordi-
nance." Lycett asked had
Parramore not already gone
through this process? Wood an-
swered, "No, he has never made
application for a permit."
At first the commissioners almost
decided on having the special
Meeting labeled as a Planning and
SZoning meeting on October 5, the
date of their next regular meet-
Putnal said, "Does he understand
all he requires?" City Attorney
Don Gaidry said that he did not
know, but he could be provided
with a copy of Ordinance 230.
Wood insisted that all the require-

ments of that ordinance must be
met. Gaidry said that it was not a
habitable dwelling and perhaps
there would be no need for some
of the stated requirements. He
suggested that the applicant see
County Planner Alan Pierce.
Lycett said he had never heard
df some of the requirements for
such a permit. Wood read from
part the ordinance and said, "It
is quite involved." Lycett re-
sponded, "Yes, it sounds like we
are weaving a web for somebody
not to be able to conform to. For
instance, Carrabelle has no, that
I know of, any application forms
to fill out do they?" Wood said,
"Mr. Pierce has." Lycett said, "But
Mr. Pierce has just said he is look-
ing for direction from the city."
Gaidry said, "'He wants it ap-
proved by the city, he says, be-
fore he issues the permit."
Lycett went on to express the
thought that some of the things
"required in .the ordinance had

Continued on Page 10

Seized by Drug
Task Force

Jimmy Joe "J. J. Sanders, 37,
was arrested and charged with
Cultivation of Cannabis (mari-
juana), Possession of more than
20 grams of Cannabis (mari-
juana), Possession of a Controlled
Substance with Intent to Sell or
Deliver, Possession of a Firearm
by a Felon and Possession of
Paraphenalia following a raid on
his McIntyre road home off of
Highway 319 near the Franklin
and Wakulla County lines on Sep-
tember 23rd.
Officers seized Sanders, over 17
pounds of processed marijuana,
three firearms and the items used
for processing, storage and dis:
tribution of marijuana. Sanders
was given a First Appearance by
Judge Van Russell on September
25th and a $50,000 bond. He was
taken to Weems Hospital for treat-
ment of a heart condition, a prior
ailment and is now currently in
the Franklin County Jail.
A "citizen caller" informed the
authorities of a suspicion that
Jimmy Sanders possessed a large
amount of marijuana. Sheriff
Bruce Varnes alerted the drug
task force investigators. When
their investigation was finished,
they applied for a search warrant.
Sgt Dale Evans of the Wakulla
County Sheriffs Office was also
involved in this investigation. Af-
ter briefings and prayer, the teams
drove to #489 McIntyre Road off

Continued on Page 10

The Apalachee Regional Planning
Council (ARPC) Board meeting,
held in Tallahassee at the Ramada
Inn on Thursday, September
17th, shelved their review of
amendments to the Franklin
County comprehensive plan due
to a mix-up of documents pre-
sented to the Board. However, the
ARPC staff had one objection and
recommendation to the two text
amendments and map amend-
ments forwarded by Franklin
County in August.
The first text amendment added
a Residential Estate category to
Future Land Use policy 2.2, al-
lowing up to one residential unit
per five acres. All parcels must be
a minimum of five acres, with at
least one acre of contiguous up-
lands. The accompanying map
amendment changes 132 acres
between Eastpoint and Carrabelle
from Rural Residential to Resi-
dential Estate. Rural Residential
allows one unit per 10 acres. Resi-
dential Estate allows one unit per
5 acres. According to ARPC staff,
up to 35% of the property is in
the flood plain of Apalachicola
Bay, with the western portion of
the land area including a "signifi-
cant amount of floodplain that
drains directly into East Bay." The
Council staff recommended that
the adopted changes to Future
Land Use Policy 1.3 and the
132-map amendment be deter-
mined to be consistent with-the
strategic regional policy plan,
thus raising no objection to the.
132 acre plan. But, the text
amendment and 378-acre map
amendment would allow in-
creased densities in the 100-year
floodplain, a change in conflict
with ARPC policies concerning the
avoidance of development in the
100-year flood zone, and prob-
lems in emergencies. The staff
concluded that when the objec-
tion was raised, the County did
not address the issue.
But, Mike Donovan, presenter of
the recommendations and com'-
ments in this section of the ARPC
board meeting, noted that there
were some missing documents,

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and typographical errors in the
data, and thus recommended that
the council defer action until the
documents could be corrected.
In other action, the Council did
revise their policy concerning re-
view of local government compre-
hensive plan amendments. Here-
after, the ARPC will not object to
any local government comprehen-
sive plan map amendment which
is ten acres or less in size and
would allow less than 20 residen-
tial units, provided these are not
located in a wetland, floodplain,
or Coastal High Hazard Area.
In a review of the DRI for South-
wood (Leon County), the St. Joe
Corporation development south of
Tallahassee, their application for
approval was still deferred be-
cause it did not contain informa-
tion that would allow the ARPC
staff to assess the impact of the
development. Arvida Corporation
had not yet responded to ARPC
requests for the additional infor-
mation. Bob Cambraic did not
explain to the Council what data
was being sought, nor did anyone
on the Council ask about the
An update on hazard mitigation
was presented at the Council
meeting. ARPC staff has been
working with Calhoun, Franklin,
Gulf and Wakulla counties to de-
velop local hazard mitigation
strategies. The first goal is to re-
duce the county's susceptibility to
damage and loss from disasters
such as hurricanes and floods.
Franklin representatives Kendall
Wade (County Clerk) and Barbara
Sanders (attorney) immediately
raised the question about the re-
pair of highway 98 from Hurricane
Earl. A lengthy discussion fol-
lowed on the best course of ac-
tion to be undertaken by the
ARPC. A motion to "coordinate a
resolution" to seek the facts about
highway 98 repair costs, and im-
pact, better organizing a unified
approach to submit to other in-
terested parties, including the
state legislature, the possibility of
Continued on Page 2

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City Of Apalachicola Sets Budget

For 1998-1999 Fiscal Year

By Aaron Shea
The Apalachicola City Commis-
sion adopted its 1998-99 fiscal
year budget at its September 22
The Commissioners went into the
meeting with a proposed 8.7914
millage rate. During the meeting,
however, there was disagreement
on this proposed rate. "My main
concern tonight is giving the tax-
payers a break," said Commis-
sioner Van Johnson.
That is exactly what they did. The
Commissioners agreed to a mill-
age rate of 8.2914, the same as
last year. The city's budget will be

There could be, however, some
damaging side effects to this de-
cision. The city has to pay for a
new City Hall roof, which leaks
from severe wind damage. The
proposed millage rate of 8.7914
would have put another $25,000
into the reserve funds. This would
have helped pay for the roof.
The city also has legal fees from
the Teat lawsuit, which so far has
cost the city over $100,000. The
Teats have appealed the decision,
which means there are more fees
to come.
The Commissioners agreed that
they would have a workshop dur-
ing the year to talk about ideas
that would bring more revenue
into the city.

Carrabelle City Meeting

By Rene Topping
At the final public hearing on
Carrabelle City's budget for
1998-1999 was held on Septem-
ber 21 at 6 p.m. Carrabelle City.
Commission voted unanimously
to approve both a millage of 8.50
and a budget amount of
$1,326,180.00 with no questions
being asked. Anyone wishing to
see a copy of the budget can go
the City hall and see City Clerk
Rebecca *Becky* Jackson.
The commission then began to
discuss a mixed bag of grants,
sewer and water problems, boat
ramps, and franchises. The engi-
neering firm of Baskervllle and
Donovan presented several pro-
posals to the commissioners.
Bill McCartney and Phil Devon,
city engineers and members of the,
fire of Baskerville and Donovan,
reported that all of the bids on the
water expansion to Carrabelle
Beach and River Road and repair
of the existing water system were
above the budget amount that
had been planned. McCartney
said that the commissioners could
as one action reject all bids. on
the other hand they could contact
the lowest bidder and try to ne-
gotiate the price. He suggested
that Commissioned Jim Phillips
would be the most Informed per-
son to go along with the engineers.
It was also suggested, as another
option, that by making the water
supply pipes in a smaller size
would save the city a great deal
of money and that might be one
way to cut costs. They suggested
that an eight Inch line could be-
come a six inch line and a six inch
line four.
The low bidder was K.M T. wi l a
bid of $'1.779,810 was '180.000
over budget. The second low bid-
der was $1,792,832. A third op-
tion would be for the city to ob-
tain a secondary loan but
McCartney felt that would be nei-
ther possible or popular.
City Attorney Doug Gaidry will
probably sit in on negotiations
along with Jim Phillips,
McCartney said they would work
out times to coincide with Phillips
as he is a full time worker and
could only get off In the evenings.
McCartney added that the con-
tract could not be awarded until
the bonds are In place.

Pending For
Sale Of 372
Acres East Of

By Tom Campbell
Emphasizing what she said can
be "positive good for Franklin
County and this whole area,"
Businesswoman Freda White dis-
cussed the approaching sale of
372 acres of land east of
Carrabelle, on the north side of
Highway 98.
The Woodhill Group "has con-
tracts pending," Ms. White said,
and should close "some time in
November, 1998," allowing a due
diligence period. Environmental
studies are being done and work
with the Department of Environ-
mental Protection (DEP) is pro-
ceeding. All appropriate opinions

are being weighed, "and so
far," she said; we are pleased with
the reports."
The project has "the potential for
jobs for this area," Ms. White said.
Employment for clearing land,
building and contractors, lawn
maintenance, and jobs in all ar-
eas of expertise, according to Ms.
White, will be needed.
The Woodhill Group has contracts
pending for purchase of 372
acres, for a golf course and com-
munity. The Planning and Zoning
Board of Franklin County wil
study the plans and make a rec-
ommendation. The contracts
pending call for an 18-hole gol
course and community.
In other counties, such a project
has brought many needed jobs t(
those areas. The local job market
has greatly improved "and Fran
klin County certainly needs gooc
jobs for the local people," said Ms
Chairman and CEO of thi
Woodhill Group is Mr. EddiP
Clark. The Group is based in Dal
las, Texas.

Phil Devon had more bad news for
the city commissioners in that the
report on the condition of the
sewer system Is in and there are
many problems. The system
needs to be replaced. McCartney
said that he would like to remind
the commissioners that when the
State wanted to have Franklin
County and the two city govern-
ments agree to voluntary consent
to accept the "Area of Critical Con-
cern to the State" designation and
all the requirements, the State in
return agreed to pay for an up-
dated sewer system in both cit-
ies. He said that perhaps now is
the time the State funds it's prom-
Once again Phil Devon and Bill
McCartney brought up the sub-
ject of serving the Department of
Corrections (DOC) with water to
the State prison now in the very
first stages of construction at C67
and Lake Morality Road.
Phil Devon said that the city
would be able to request funding
and could expect to be able to get
an economic development grant
in the amount of $550,000. also
a grant of $150,000 and another
one of $175,000. The city would
be expected to give a Favorably
lower rate to the DOC at first. In
return most of the cost of facili-
ties being planned would be borne
by the DOC.
Among the facilities to be paid for
would be 2 wells, one on each side
of the river, a elevated tank and
all of the standard facilities to
support a separate water system,
McCartney got the go ahead to
open discussions with the DOC.
He said If the commissioners are
amenable he will open discus-
sions and see whatkind of pro-
posal he can bring aback to the
next meeting on October S.
One small piece of good news was
that the Florida Special Water-
ways had funding for a boat ramp
over on Timber Island to the tune
of $35,000 and asked the author-
ity of the commission to accept the
funding. Commissioner's vote to
accept the funding conditional on
the fact that they might want the
boat ramp in a different place.
The commissioners approved the
second survey presented by
Chuck Markley on the Riverside

Ms. White is an agent with Tim-
ber Island Realty and has been
handling the matter with the
Woodhill Group and local officials.
A thorough study by local agen-
cies is underway, including what
the market research shows. "Posi-
tive input from the Commission-
ers is expected," Ms. white said.
"We don't want any false hopes,
but Franklin County needs the
economic boost that.a golf course
would bring. It must be environ-
mentally sensitive to our area. It
is being looked on favorably by the
community as environmentally
Commissioner Raymond Williams
said,, "The one issue left out of
environmental studies is the hu-
man impact. Humans are here
and have needs too. Our local
people must be considered."

Church News

"The Church Of God (Robert
Pruitt, General Overseer/Bishop
Joe Muse, Sr., Florida State Over-
seer) announces the Florida
Minister's Convention will be held
in Springhill, Florida on October
10, 1998. For information call
Peggy Hooker at (850) 593-1284.

relocating Highway 98 further in-
land. Wade and Sanders agreed
that resolutions from local enti-
ties such as the Franklin County
Commission, could help provide
a better basis for requesting for-
mal aid in alleviating the problems
of storms with Highway 98.
Vanita Anderson, ARPC staff per-
son overseeing the Transportation
Disadvantaged Programs in vari-
ous counties, reported evalua-
tions of coordinators. In Franklin
County, the Community Trans-
portation Coordinator is Crooms,
Inc., operator of a for profit and
non-profit operations. The pur-
pose of the annual evaluation is
to determine if the Community
Transportation Coordinator is
providing "the most cost effective,
efficient, unfragmented,
unduplicated, appropriate and
accountable transportation ser-
vice for the transportation dised-
vantaged population"
The evaluators in Franklin
County were Norton Kilbourn and
Margorie Creamer. Each county
also has a local board exercising
oversight for the transportation
disadvantaged, and Franklin
County members include: Kendall
Wade (Chair), Willie Speed,
Ramona Conley, Carlton Wathen,
Cleo Pope, William Scott, Chyrle
Bodiford, Conrad Meyer, Louise
Royal, Bobbie Grice, Norton
Kilbourm, Darrell Barron,
Marjorie Creamer and Harold
In Franklin County, there have
been increased operating costs at
Crooms, Inc. The evaluators.
found that drivers were not con-
sistent in their trips-vehicle
recordkeeping requirements. Ser-
vices, insurance and miscella-
neous and depreciation were con-
sidered high expenses "but were
considered acceptable and ap-
proved by the review committee."

Publisher's Note:
The Apalachee. Regional Plan-
ning Council (ARPC) works
with local governments, agen-
cies, and individuals within
the Apalachee region to per-
form activities and initiatives
in a number of areas. Many
counties and municipalities
utilize this assistance to en-
hance their strategic planning
for improvement of govern-
ment, the environment and
economic opportunity. The
ARPC is required by Chapter
186, Florida Statutes, to de-
-velop a strategic regional
policy plan that provides
policy guidance for the region.
The counties embraced in the
Apalachee region are
Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden,
Gulf, Jackson, Jefferson,
Leon, Liberty and Wakulla,
and their respective munici-
palities. The ARPC Board of
Directors is comprised of rep-
resentatives of each county.
The ARPC helps counties
identify and assess hazard-
ous waste generating busi-
nesses. The Council also as-
sists communities in seeking
funding through federal and
state grants, and loans. There
is also a revolving loan fund
for businesses that cannot
access private sector capital.
The ARPC coordinates hazard
mitigation and community
redevelopment projects. In
Blountstown, the ARPC coor-
dinates a multi-year project
that will remove families and
businesses from flood hazard
areas.The ARPC also provides
planning and administrative
support for transportation
disadvantaged programs for
eight counties in the
Apalachee Region. As re-
quired by state law, the ARPC
also provides assistance to
local governments and other
agencies concerning amend-
ments to comprehensive land
use plans. Additionally, the
ARPC coordinates review of
Development of Regional Im-
pact (DRI) that have a sub-
stantial effect on citizens of
more than one county.

Walk To


The "Walk to Remember", sched-
uled for Saturday, September
26th, was canceled due to the
hurricane and will be rescheduled
at a later date. The "Walk to Re-
member" is designed to provide
caregivers and loss survivors with
an opportunity that allows them
to memorialize their prenatal and
infant loss experience. In addi-
tion, the "Walk" will raise aware-
ness about the importance of
the grief process for parents,
caregivers, families and their
community. For more infor-
mation call: (850) 227-2559 or 1-

Recommendations made by the
evaluators included an increase
in driver training with emphasis
on recording trip information.
And, the Community Transporta-
tion Coordinator should report to
the Transportation Disadvan-
taged Coordinating Board, oper-
ating and financial data on the
Apalachicola bus route.
Service in Franklin County is
Available 24 hours daily, 7 days a
week with 24-hour advance no-
tice. The evaluators found that
availability has decreased in the
number of general trips provided,
the number of vehicles driven and,
the number of registrants. "De-
creases were due to decreases in
funding for transportation," the
evaluators concluded.
Overall, the evaluators concluded,
"The Community Transportation
Coordinator (Crooms, Inc.) has
done an excellent job in meeting
the goals, objectives and strate-
gies as outlined in the Transpor-
tation Disadvantaged Service

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2 October 1998 Page 3


Fresh Water Needs Of Apalachicola

Bay To Be Influenced By Water

Allocation Formulas For The ACF

River Basin

Publisher's Note:
The water allocation formula committee, comprised of represen-
tatives of the three states involved in the use of the waters of the
Apalachicola- Chattahoochee-Flint River Systems, has continued
their meetings in 1998. The last meeting was held in Tallahassee
on September 8, when Douglas Barr, Executive Director of the
Northwest Florida Water Management District, opened with re-
marks for the State of Florida. Mr. Barr has presented a frame-
work for Florida's ACF water allocation formula, and the Chronicle
is reprinting his comments here. The entire process is moving
toward closure, and the downstream interests of Franklin County
are certainly, very important since the allocation formula will di-
rectly influence the. amount of fresh water coming into
Apalachicola Bay. Public involvement is sought. Call

Over the past several months, considerable efforts have been made
in trying to reach agreement on the initial allocation formula for the
Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin. In developing the al-
location formula by December 31, 1998, we have a unique opportu-
nity to enter into a partnership among ourselves to jointly manage
this important shared resource. The development of the ACF River
Basin Compact required many months of thoughtful discussion and
hard work by all three states and provides an excellent basis for long-
term management of the basin.
In passing the legislation creating the ACF Commission, the concept
of joint shared management of the basin was embraced by all three
states. The Commission was empowered to fulfill a variety of resource
management responsibilities in the basin. The exercise of these pow-
ers as agreed to by the three states and Congress is consistent with
Florida's basic principles for the allocation formula and, more gener-
ally, for the Compact Commission. From Florida's perspective, the
most important powers vested in the Commission are:
* To plan, coordinate and make' recommendations for the water re-
sources of the ACF Basin for the purposes of minimizing the adverse
impacts of floods and droughts and improving water quality, water
supply and conservation as may be deemed necessary by the
* To conduct studies, to generate information regarding the water
resources of the ACF Basin, and to share this information among the
Commission members and with others;
* To cooperate with state, federal and local agencies in the operation
of water resource facilities in the ACF Basin;
* To establish and modify the allocation formula by unanimous agree-
ment among the three states and with the concurrence of the federal
These and other powers and duties of the Commission, as specified
in the Compact, recognize the critical importance of adaptive man-
agement of the basin jointly by the three states, in close cooperation
with federal agencies and with participation by the public and stake-
holders. In developing the Compact language, we clearly recognized
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sumptive demands in the basin; to carefully and fully analyze the
impacts of those demands on the natural systems and instream needs
such as water quality, power generation, navigation and recreation;
and to examine the operation of water resource facilities in the basin.
Based on these considerations, and in recognition of the limited time
remaining prior to termination of the Compact on December 31, 1998,
outlined below is a basis for development of an initial allocation for-
mula that embodies elements of the Compact and the principles and
components previously provided by Alabama, Florida and Georgia.
1. An "initial allocation formula" should be established based on rea-
sonable and beneficial levels of consumptive water demands for speci-
fied periods of time. To the maximum extent possible, the period speci-
fied should provide a "level of certainty" for consumptive users while
recognizing the high degree of uncertainty that currently exists in
regard to projected consumptive demands and the impacts of these
demands on natural systems and instream non-consumptive uses.
2. The initial allocation formula should provide for establishment of a
jointly designed and operated basin-wide monitoring network which
would include collection of basic meteorological data and informa-
tion of river flows, water quality, and federal reservoir elevations and
3. The initial allocation formula should provide for the monitoring of
withdrawals and returns for major water consumptive uses in the
basin. The threshold for monitoring should be specified in the alloca-
tion formula and should be based on the level of compliance monitor-
ing that can reasonably be achieved by the individual states.
4. At the end of the specified period of time, the initial allocations
should be subject to review and modification based on:
a. Additional technical information and planning efforts undertaken
by the Commission and conducted jointly by the three states and
in cooperation with federal agencies;
b. Information obtained from the basin-wide monitoring network
and monitoring of actual water withdrawals and returns;
c. Full participation by the public and interested public and private
stakeholder and interest groups.
5. During the interim following adoption of the initial allocations, the
allocation formula should include an "action plan" and implementa-
tion schedule for agreed-upon monitoring programs and for technical
studies and planning efforts needed by the three states. The latter
would include, but not necessarily be limited to:
a. Development of a drought management plan that provides for
the equitable sharing of water resources under critical low-flow con-
b. Full and complete analysis of all reservoir release rules proposed
by the states with full participation with the appropriate federal
agencies and in cooperation with interested stakeholders.
c. Revision of projected municipal and industrial water demands in
the basin making full use of the 2000 census data and information
recently provided by regional commissions and other sources
throughout the basin;
d. Development of a ground water pumping plan for areas in which
ground water withdrawals result in reductions in instream flows.
In conjunction with this, a reexamination of the existing numerical
model could be undertaken to determine the adequacy of the mod-
els for projecting surface water/ground water interactions and the
withdrawals used in calibration of the model.
6. The allocation formula should support changes to reservoir opera-
tions under different hydrologic conditions and maintenance of his-
torical flow regime.
We believe that this represents at reasonable approach to develop-
ment of the allocation formula. We hope this will help facilitate fur-
ther discussion among the three states and allow us to move quickly
in coming to agreement on the allocation by the 31st of December.


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CPAA Offers Interpretation
of Events Leading to the
City's Vote to Abolish The
Publisher's Note:
In an effort to portray, in a fair and accurate manner, the con-
tents of a letter officially filed as a public record in the minutes
Sof the September 23rd CPAA meeting, the Chronicle is pub-
lishing the full letter that presents the views of the current
board about the proposal to abolish,the CPAA Council. The
letter was first presented to the Carrabelle Port and Airport
Authority in August, and presented again at the September
23rd meeting, but officially filed in the CPAA records in Sep-
tember. The four CPAA members who unanimously approved
the letter are Jim Lycett, Ray Quist, David Jones and Chair-
person Ron Crawford.
"The members of the CPAA feel it incumbent upon themselves to con-
tact our legislators, government agencies and other governmental
bodies, not only to present a guide to the events in Carrabelle since
the March 6 vote by the City Commission recommended to the legis-
lature that the CPAA be abolished, but also to offer our interpretation
of events up to the present."
"It has taken this long to respond to the local charges and accusa-
tions because only recently have the motivations of those as violently
opposed to the CPPA become evident. We seek to show that the charges
against the CPAA are groundless; that a majority on the city commis-
sion are the pawns of special interests, that the city commission has
neither dealt with the CPPA in good faith, nor has it operated with the
'best interests of the people of Carrabelle in mind, and finally the
move to abolish the CPAA is an effort by certain developers and busi-
nessmen to remove honest local citizen input and oversight from the
growth management process."
"Before starting a timeline, we would like to note this to both the state
agencies and state investigators that the CPAA has dealt with for
many years, looking into allegations of improper conduct during pre-
vious CPAA administrations, have praised the recent board for it's
new found integrity, spirit of cooperation, and willingness to do what
needed to be done to get the long overdue development of Timber
Island back on track. According to a letter from Major Roy C. Dickey
of Internal Investigation, for the Office of the Inspector General, dated
November 25, 1997, the board (CPPA) has progressed from a board
which was heavily influenced by individual needs and interests to a
point where they actively pursue the input from experts and regula-
tory agencies prior to making decisions. The board has demonstrated
a movement toward being a conscientious representative body with
the best interests of the community of Carrabelle and the State Of
Florida as guides for its decision making process.
"So it was with surprise and shock that our members found them-
selves under discussion for abolishment at the March meeting of the
City Commission. Here, it is Important to identify a pattern that con-
tinues to this day, Mrs. Nita Molsbee, a real estate agent In the em-
ploy of attorney and developer Ben Watkins and Mrs. Freda White, an
employee and alleged business partner of developer and business
man, Gene Langston, orchestrated a vicious attack on the Port Au-
thority. They were supported from the floor, almost exclusively by the
employees of Mr. Langston. A few local businessmen who had been
purposely misled by Mrs. Molsbee to gain their support also spoke
against the CPAA. Mrs. Molsbee often shouted down anyone who spoke
in opposition to her, many times snubbing her critics with a "How
long have you lived in Carrabelle?" retort. She asserted that since
CPAA members were not elected, that they should not have any say
over the Carrabelle River, apparently conveniently forgetting that her
accomplice, Mrs. Freda White serves on the non-elected zoning board
of Franklin County. After much contentious debate the city commis-
sion voted 4 I to send a letter to the legislature requesting the abol-
ishment of the CPAA."
"The same scene has been repeated over and over again at both city
council and CPAA meetings. Tactics of bullying, intimidation and sar-
casm are used repeatedly to hold back any criticism of either Ms.
White's or Mrs. Molsbee's initiatives. The minutes of both the CPAA
and City meetings are rife with confrontation and such toxic political
atmosphere exists In our town that true representative government
Is in danger of asphyxiation."
Just a few of the casualties since March.
1. City Clerk of 37 years suddenly decided to resign.
2. City Attorney was summarily fired and Is presently suing the city.
3. One Port Authority member resigns amid rumors that he would
lose business if he maintains his position on the CPAA.
4. CPAA chairman resigns citing relentless harassment from Mrs.
Molsbee as factor.
5. City repeatedly stonewalled CPAA in effort to lease the Carrabelle
6. Mayorresigns claiming severely deteriorating health as a result of
recent city turmoil.
7. Finally and maybe most important to the Carrabelle area, pains-
takingly engineered lease by the CPAA a private investment group
willing to invest 4 million dollars of private money on Timber Island
was withdrawn because of the city's councils adamant lack of coop-
eration. The future lessee summed it up best, "The sudden attack by
the City of Carrabelle, with their determination to abolish the Port
Authority, would seem to be at cross purposes with the best Interests
of the community in general."

Continued on Page 10

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Reverend Weller accepts a gift during the reception.

Father Thomas Weller Retires

Ending 14 Year Ministry

With eyes moistened all around,
Father Thomas Weller of Trinity
Episcopal Church. Apalachicola,
gave his final address from the
podium during the Sunday ser-
vice on September 27th. He be-
gan his sermon with this line:
"...An Episcopal colleague and
friend has told me that his ambi-
tion is to stay at his present
church until that Sunday morn-
ing when he drops dead at the
altar. I shall spare you that-I
hope." Many in the audience
sensed the farewell address that
was to follow. One remarked,
"Don't take our picture of the
Vicar Weller continued. "At the
beginning of summer it was my
intent to roast Abraham again to-
day. But Abraham has agreed to
warm the bench this morning so
that I may reminisce with you"
"Trinity, Apalachicola has been
exciting from beginning to end.
When we arrived in July 1984, we
stayed down on the river at Rain-
bow Inn a few nights until our
furniture was delivered and the
rectory was habitable. One night
while we were there, an alligator
ate a cat in the motel parking lot.
It was our introduction to front
page news in the Apalachicola
Times. A graduate of the Univer-
sity of Florida, I cheered for the
Gators that day, but daughter
Tass had brought three cats with
us from Pennsylvania and did not
think it funny."
"I have been intensely aware, from
our first week, of being just one
more in a long line of priests here,
stretching from horizon to
horizon; from the mid- 1830's into
eternity. That the Wellers retire
and go, should surprise no one. I
have a keen sense of the Word of
God in this."

Reverend Weller

"Some of you have said that we
are leaving too soon. In the Navy
we had thirty days leave a year.
We took a week here and ten days
there. Between duty stations we
usually had three or four weeks.
Invariably, we went home to
Panama City. It was never long
enough, and the leaving was
agony, not only leaving family, but
leaving home all over again. My
mother would say, 'Try to stay
longer next time.' We did that
once: in July 1966 we came home
from three years in Japan. and
actually stayed home six weeks
before moving on to our new as-
signment in Washington DC.
When the six weeks were up it was
clearly time to go, we had stayed
too long. You and I may not be-
lieve it this morning, but there is
a season for everything under the
sun, a time. for this and a time
for its opposite: a time to leave and
a time to stay; and the time had
come for us to, go. I am thick as a
mule and do not see the obvious
until hit with the two by four, but
I witness to you this morning that
redeeming the time is more
holy than anguishing the
"It has been an exciting ministry
from start to finish and I wouldn't
change a moment of it, neither
beginning nor ending. In the early
years, you tolerated our frequent
returns to Harrisburg, Pennsylva-
nia, and later our many trips to
Virginia, while Tass was in college.
You put up with our family wed-
dings and baptisms. On one oc-
casion of a family baptism I re-

membered my superior saying
that we could not use the 1928
Prayer Book: and so in full obedi-
ence to Episcopal authority I used
the 1559 Prayer Book instead."
"You loved us enough to send us
to England for celebration of our
ten years here. England is as close
to heaven as I need to go; if I don't
get to the pearly gates it does not
matter. I've beep to Canterbury,
Oxford, York, Norwich, London
and Cambridge. I have eaten oys-
ters 'on the half shell at
Colchester. Had it not been for one
of you we would never have both-
ered going to Coventry, a drab
industrial city: but on your rec-
ommendation, we went to Coven-
try, and our visit to the Cathedral
of St. Michael the Archangel was
not only the highlight of the trip,
but the spiritual mountaintop of
my lifetime-exceeded only, per-
haps, by Christmas Eve, and Eas-
ter Day, and Sunday mornings
here with you."
"Many people over the years have.
told me, 'We come to Trinity for
the sermons.' I did not come for
the sermons, I came in spite of
them, and I did not listen to a
single one of them. I worship here
because of the music -the music,
the choir voices, the instruments
-- and especially the music lead-
ership that makes worship here
incomparable for a small church
in a small town. There are sev-
enty Episcopal churches in our
diocese, but only two large par-
ishes in Mobile and Christ
Church, Pensacola have music as
good as Trinity, Apalachicola. We
have been here through a golden
"Years ago one of you told me that
you liked my sermons, but that
they were too short, and I needed
to develop my message in a longer
presentation. I have tried to bal-
ance that against the advice of
Bishop Michael Marshall of En-
gland who, speaking to our clergy
conference at Camp Beckwith
years ago, said that anyone who
did not preach at least forty-five
minutes was a disgrace to the
"And all of that against my expe-
rience as guest preacher at First
Pentecostal Holiness Church of
Apalachicola one Sunday evening
in the mid-1980's. At the door af-
ter the service the congregation
said the usual polite things. One
young woman said, 'Brother
Weller, I really like your preach-
ing.' 'Why thank you,' says I puff-
ing up grandly. Then, not willing
to accept the compliment gra-
ciously and leave well enough
alone, I asked, 'What do you like
about it."'
"She said, 'It's short."'
"The first person who befriended
me in Apalachicola was Jack
Cook, who liked to talk about
when he was Superintendent of a
Trinity Sunday School with 65
children. To me, that would have
been the Gates of Kingdom Come,
but our Easter morning proces-
sion of children is wonderful too.
I love all of you; but the children
have been a special blessing to
"What will I remember best and
longest? I remember the Sunday
morning eight o'clock service
when only Esther Mabrey, and
Bishop Duvall, and I were here,
and Esther and I got a full length
sermon anyway.
"I remember the year I carefully,
over a period of eight months, lost
31 pounds. At my zenith of physi-
cal perfection and scrawny beauty
I visited Mamie Johnson in hos-
pital in Panama City. 'Oh, Father
Weller, I hardly recognize you. Are
you sick?' 'No. Mamie, I've lost
weight.' 'Well don't lose any more.
You look horrible.' Mamie
Johnson was a person who spoke
the truth with a simple and
straightforward gospel. And so,
after eight months of starving
agony, it took me five weeks of
wonderful feasting to put the
weight back on, plus ten percent."
"Our Sesquicentennial Celebra-
tion in 1986 was a mountaintop.
Besides two bishops and all our
favorite preachers, including
Barnum McCarty, we had two
pipe organs, a piano, three fiddles
and a banjo all going at the same
"I liked changing the liturgy from
time to time, but every time I did
it I got mixed up. After the Offer-
tory one Sunday as I started the
Communion service at the Altar,
Susan Galloway whispered from

the choir, 'Father Weller, you for-
got to preach your sermon.' So I
left the Altar, went to the pulpit,
preached it, then resumed the
celebration of Holy Communion."
"Another Sunday I realized dur-
ing the gospel hymn that I had
left my sermon notes in the rec-
tory somewhere. Fortunately, the
hymn had enough verses for me
to go look for them and arrive in
the pulpit during the final stanza."
"One Palm Sunday morning Fa-
ther Mark Dunnam was here from
the diocesan office. On Palm Sun-
day I always had a peculiar,
custom-built liturgy. As usual,
with a strange liturgy I messed up.
That day, with the Bishop's rep-
resentative watching and prob-
ably taking notes for my Fitness
Report, we had the Peace twice in
a three minute period."
"I still have the gifts you gave me
at the surprise birthday party
when I turned fifty years old, half
a generation ago! It has been an
exciting time, and I would not
change one moment of it. Even the
events of the past few weeks have

One is a Warrior and the other is
a Peacemaker ...
RW: I'm the 8th Episcopal Priest
in my family in the past 200 years,
since my family came to America
from England ... It took me awhile
to get around to it.
When I started Seminary... I
had been retired from the Navy
for several years, I was the oldest
person in the class, I started on, I
think, my 45th birthday. (Rev.
Weller is 63).
C: What is the process of coming
into the Ministry?
RW: ... In the Episcopal Church,
you go and speak to your Priest
and tell him that you had a real-
ization or a sense of call ... and in
my case, all of a sudden I was in
a hurry (so) the Rector picked up
the phone and called the Bishop
... The Bishop telephoned the
Dean of the Episcopal Theologi-
cal Seminary, Virginia and ar-
ranged for Linda and me to come
for an interview. We had an in-
terview with a faculty committee
on admissions ... They recom-

Linda Weller accepts a gift during the reception in Benedict

helped me realize once again that
"greater than Tom Weller is here"!
The Lord of wind and rain has
made that point this weekend
with a huge, wonderful hurricane
wedding and a resounding fare-
"I shall miss the music. And I'll
miss you, and all the things we
have done together. I shall miss
telling you Abraham stories
-which I had intended to do this
morning! I will miss this church
which is blessed with a mixture
of people from so many different
backgrounds. Baptist, Methodist,
Roman Catholic, Unitarian, Greek
Orthodox, Presbyterian, Pente-
costal, Episcopalian, conserva-
tive, liberal, atheist, agnostic, high
church, low church, charismatic,
and people with no church tradi-
tion at all. You are not Trinity,
Episcopal Church,' as you were. a
hundred fifty, or even fifteen years.
ago. You are Anglican Eclectic,
and I have loved you more than
words can tell. Whether you like
the sound of it or not, at heart you
are the First Community Church
of Apalachicola. I hope you will
continue to make the most of that
without abandoning the Tradi-
tion, Freedom, and Love that
make Trinity so special."
"All three of our grandchildren
were born while we were here in
Apalachicola. Sharing them with
you has been a joy, especially my
adoption of Kristen, who has
made it possible for me to let Tass
grow up and leave home!"
"You were my greatest comfort "
when our son and his wife sepa-
rated, and she moved away to
Michigan with Nicholas, my
grandson of grandsons."
"When Nicholas was little he vis-
ited us a lot, and we played all.
kinds of games. One game was at.
night going up the rectory stairs
to bath and bed, Nicholas first and
me behind him. I would hunch
over and make growling sounds,
and he would spin round and try
to catch me. He never quite
caught me, but he would say, 'I
know, it was you, Granddaddy.'"
"When he was a little older we
were headed up the rectory stairs
and I made an ominous growl.
Without turning around he said
'Give it up, Granddaddy.'"
"Fourteen years as your priest
and pastor, and as the Bishop's
Vicar. were too short for me. But
too short is better than too long,
and over-staying to the point that
everyone says, 'Give it up, Tom.
You have preached too long, give
it up."'
"The Lord shall reign for ever, your
God, 0 Zion, throughout all genera-
tions. Hallelujah!"
Following services, the congrega-
tion, vestry and choir presented
a coffee hour with snacks in
Benedict Hall, adjacent to the
Trinity sanctuary. Gifts were pre-
sented to Father Weller and his
wife. Linda.
Finally, after an exhausting morn-
ing of church activities and wor-
ship, the Vicar of Trinity sat down
for a brief interview with the
Reverend Weller (RW): ... This is
my second retirement ... I retired
from the U. S. Navy as a Com-
mander in 1978. 1 was a Com-
mander in the Supply Corps. Ma-
jor weapons system acquisition
specialist. My vocation as a Priest
has come along as something dif-
ferent to that. I'm glad for the dif-
ference ...
Chronicle (C): A huge difference.

mended that I wait a semester ...
because I was already two weeks
behind in Greek, and I had not
had any Greek, two weeks behind
in Hebrew and I had no Hebrew.
The Lutheran Seminary was
about 40 miles from Harrisburg
(where we lived), I could commute
on that. I could start conveniently
later, so I did start at the Lutheran
Seminary... I graduated from the
Lutheran Seminary. I took about
a third to half of my program at
the Virginia Seminary ...
After graduation. I was ordained
Deacon in Pennsylvania by the
Bishop there .... I had almost a
year's training as a Deacon at our
home parish ... Then I was made
a Priest ... I started looking
around for a parish of my own
rather than being an assistant at
a larger parish... You announce
that you are, available, and if
people are interested in you, call-
ing committees will come and
hear you preach, and watch you
celebrate ... at the alter. We did
that. We had a call from ... St.
Lukes in Mount Joy, Pennsylva-
nia ... and we were in the process
of accepting that when the oppor-
tunity came up to come to Trin-
ity, Apalachicola.
C: Is 14 years a "normal assign-
RW: There's no normal. In the
Episcopal Church, it is not really
an assignment, because you work
up your own opportunity. If you're
interested in moving, you let that
be known. If churches are inter-
ested in you, they will come and
hear you. If they decide they want
you to come to their church, they
will issue a call. And, that's what
happened to me here ...
C: Now, what happens in your life.
RW: Now, I'll be retired. My
Smother thinks she is going to have
a full-time yard man. And, my
granddaughter thinks more ac-
curately, that she is going to have

a fulltime papa. Last week, Linda
(my wife) and I went to a girl scout
meeting and Linda signed me up
to be the driver for the scouts, and
so Cristin, who is the grand-
daughter, says I have a job now,
with the scout troop. I'm the driver
for field trips.
I'm past the "being called pro-
cess." However, the Bishop says
he has something in mind for me,
part time, after the first of the year

C: For those that want to commu-
nicate with you, what would be
your address:
RW: Post Office Box 4754,
Panama City, Florida, 32401.
C: What about Trinity Church,
RW: The Bishop and his assistant
have been to talk to the Vestry
...They have told them to allow for
some time to allow for my chair
to get cold. And, maybe between
now and the first of the year, to
have (visiting) Priests ..... Maybe
after the first of the year to form
a calling committee. The calling
committee and the congregation
will decide what they are looking
for in a Priest, and what they need
... They will tell the Bishop what
they feel they need. And, the
Bishop will send three or four
names over for the people to visit
... (It will probably be) six, maybe
nine months after the First of
January, so it could be about a
year from now. That's normal, in
the Episcopal Church.

Attorney Yonclas
To Discuss 13

By Tom Campbell
Regarding the Amendments to the
Florida Constitution that are to be
voted on in November, Carrabelle
Area Chamber of Commerce Ex-
ecutive Director Bonnie
Stephenson said last week that
arrangements have been made
with Attorney Nicholas Yonclas to
speak Thursday, October 22 at
the Senior Center in Carrabelle.
"This is a Chamber-sponsored
public meeting," Ms. Stephenson
said. "We want to emphasize that
the public is invited and encour-
aged to attend. The attorney will
speak from 7 to 9 p.m., address-
ing the 13 Amendments that are
to be voted on. Attorney Nicholas
Yonclas will answer questions
that the public may have."

Reverend Weller seated with Kristen, his granddaughter,
and more accurately, daughter.

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Second Circuit

Court Report

The Honorable Judge F.E. Steinmeyer
Assistant State Attorney Ron Flury
Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger


Those individuals charged with crimes and pleading not guilty are pre-
sumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law under stringent
rules of evidence and procedure.

Willie Baucham: Charged with one count of Resisting an Officer with Vio-
lence, Petit Theft and Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. The
defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the Aggravated Assault charge. Judge
Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on October 19. The defendant was
represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause reports, the defendant went into the Oasis
Lounge and asked bartender Terry Paul for a bottle of Courvoisier Vodka,
valued at $41. The defendant allegedly walked out of the store with the bottle
without paying for it. Mrs. Paul followed him asking him to pay, but to no
avail. The defendant allegedly got on a bike and rode off with the bottle. That
same night, two law enforcement officers approached the defendant in front of
the Starfre Lounge. They asked the defendant to come with them to the patrol
car. The defendant allegedly attempted to run. The officers tried to restrain
him, but were unable to. The defendant managed to flee on foot. Months later
at a disturbance at the Starfire Lounge. 15 officers were trying to control a
unruly crowd. The defendant allegedly threw a quart beer bottle at the head of
a officer. The bottle broke and cut the officer under his left eye. The defendant
was able to escape that situation as well.
Joseph Bosarge: Charged with one count of Possession of Crack Cocaine and
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the
offenses. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on October 19. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, on August 31 of this year. a law en-
forcement officer was advised that there was some illegal drug activity going
on at the Rancho Inn Hotel in Apalachicola. When the officer arrived at room
116 of the hotel. Mr. Bosarge answered the door. The officer informed the
defendant that there were complaints about illegal drug activity going on in
his room. The defendant signed a form that gave consent for the officer to



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peared to be crack cocaine stuff in a roll of toilet paper. It was tested with a
field test kit and it tested positive. Drug paraphernalia was also allegedly found
in the room. The defendant and a Mrs. Barbara Buzbee, who was also in the
room, were arrested and taken to the Franklin County Jail.
Barbara Buzbee: Charged with one count of Possession of Crack Cocaine and
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the
offenses. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on October 19. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.

The probable cause report for Mrs. Buzbee is the same as Mr. Bosarges'.
William Cargill: Charged with one count of the Sale of Crack Cocaine and
Possession of Crack Cocaine, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense.
Judge Steinmeyer has continued the case for pretrial on October 19. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause reports, on July 31. 1998. two law enforce-
ment officers met with a confidential informant (C.I.). The C.I. advised the
officers that a controlled buy of crack cocaine could be made from the resi-
dence of William Cargill. The C.I. was wired and given $50 to purchase the
crack cocaine. The C.I. aalegedly bought the crack cocaine from the defen-
dant. A field test was done on the crack cocaine and it tested positive. On
August 7, members of the Franklin County Sheriffs Department executed
and served a search warrant at #310 llth Street in Apalachicola. After entering
the residence, Ms. Rhonda Banks was read the search warrant. During the
search, 3 pieces of crack cocaine were found. The estimated street value of the
crack cocaine is $600. The crack cocaine was allegedly the defendants who
stayed at Ms. Banks' home from time to time. The defendant allegedly admit-
ted that the drugs were his and he took full responsibility for his actions.
Ronald Henderson: Charged with one count of Sale of Cocaine, the defen-
dant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case
for October 19. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender
Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, on July 29 of this year, Lt. Robert
Shiver met with a confidential informant (C.I.). The officer provided the C.I.
with $20 to purchase the crack cocaine from the suspected drug dealer, Ronald
Henderson. The officer observed the C.I. go to the residence located at #92
Avenue K in Apalachicola. The C.I. made contact with the defendant in front
of this residence. The C.I. returned to Lt. Shiver with a substance. The sub-
stance that the C.I. allegedly bought from Mr. Henderson tested positive for
William Jones: Charged with one count of Lewd and Lascivious Assault, the
defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the
case for pretrial on October 19. The defendant was represented by Assistant
Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The probable cause report was unavailable in
this case.
Michelle Massey: Charged with two counts of Uttering, the defendant pleaded
Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on
October 19. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin
Steiger. information has been not filed in this case.
Sandra Massey: Charged with two counts of Uttering a Forged Check, the
defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the
case for pretrial on October 19. The defendant was represented by Assistant
Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause reports, on August 15, 1997 at about 11:00
p.m., the defendant went to 201A Avenue A in Carrabelle to see Samuel
Minshew. Mr. Minshew stated that the defendant came to him to cash a check
because all stores and banks were closed. The name on the check was Scott
SBradley and it was written out to Sandra Clark for the amount of $50.00. Mr.
Bradley signed a forged check affidavit at the Apalachicola State Bank stating
that the check was a forgery. On December 5 of that year, Massey cashed a
check for $70.00, which she had allegedly stolen from Larry and Martha Hatfield
of Eastpoint.
Melissa Nowling: Charged with one count of Aggravated Battery on a Preg-
nant Victim, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer
continued the case for pretrial on October 19. The defendant was represented
by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, on July 28, 1998, two law enforce-
ment officers were dispatched to the Eastpoint Apartments to speak with Mandy
Creamer. Mrs. Creamer told the officers that Melissa Nowling had allegedly
approached her at the Eastpoint Post Office and was cursing her. The defen-
dant allegedly, according to Mrs. Creamer, hit her in the forehead and then
went to kick her in the stomach. Mrs. Creamer advised the officer that the
altercation was witnessed by Pamela Watson, Robin Watson, and James Shiver,
who arrived after the fight had begun. Mrs. Creamer also said that Mrs. Nowling
is now the girlfriend of her soon to be ex-husband and Nowling knew that she
was approximately three months pregnant.
Jessica Poole: Charged with one count of Burglary of a Dwelling, Grand Theft,
and Forgery, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the. offenses. Judge
Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on October 19. The defendant was
represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause reports, on July 15, 1998, the defendant
allegedly went into Rachel Burris' home in Carrabelle and took a Sega video
game machine, controls, and six games. Mrs. Burris was not home at the
time. Michelle Massey allegedly took the items to the pawn shop and pawned
them. The property was worth $335. On July 18,1998 the defendant allegedly
signed a stolen check in the amount of $30 to Johrlies Restaurant in Carrabelle.
Elex Pugh: Charged with one count of the Sale of Crack Cocaine, the defen-
dant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case
for pretrial on October 19.
According to the probable cause report, on July 23,1998, Lt. Robert Shiver
met with an undercover officer. The officer advised the undercover officer that
he wanted him to go into the area of Apalachicola that was known'for the sale
of crack cocaine and try to purchase crack cocaine from suspected drug deal-
ers. The officer was given $20 to purchase the crack. The officer came back
with a substance that tested positive for cocaine. The officer gave a descrip-
tion of the suspect, whom he positively identified on August 3. The suspect he
identified was Elex Pugh.
Dale Richards: Charged with one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Con-
victed Felon. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for October 19. The defen-
dant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger. The prob-
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Attorney Ann Cowles was walk-
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Carrabelle Saturday, September
19, about 10 AM, when she saw a
steel gray rectangular box about
four inches square by about 18
inches long," she said. She was
cautious, as she moved closer to
"It did not look like a canister,"
she said. From news reports, she
had thought the military canister
would be a metallic cylinder that
would be considered live.
Ms. Cowles said, "The public
needs to know that this was a
rectangular box. In black stencil
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nite.' Then, on tape around this
were red letters which said, 'Prop-
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* Tyrone Russ: Charged with one count of the Sale of Cocaine and Possession
of Cocaine, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offenses. Judge Steinmeyer
continued the case for pretrial on October 19. The defendant was represented
by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause reports, on the night of July 28. 1998 two
officers met with a confidential informant (C.I). The C.I. went into a area of
Apalachicola that is known for the sale of crack cocaine. The C.I. made a buy
from a suspected drug dealer. The substance was tested by the officers and
tested positive for cocaine. The C.I. had video surveillance equipment in his
car. The video was reviewed by the officers and the defendant was allegedly
identified as the drug dealer on the video. On August 7. a search warrant was
served and executed at #218 7th Street in Apalachicola. A plastic bag that
contained a substance, which allegedly tested positive for cocaine, was found
in the home. The defendant was taken to Franklin County Jail.
Yolanda Sanders: Charged with one count of Grand theft, the defendant
pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for
pretrial on October 19. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report. Mike Koun at the Gibson Inn reported
to the Franklin County Sheriffs Department that someone had applied cred-
its to their personal Visa and Mastercard accounts. Mr. Koun said that the
Inn was liable for the credits which totaled $1.100. The defendant allegedly
confessed to crediting her Visa and Mastercard accounts in the amount of
$1,100. The defendant also allegedly confessed to using customer credit card
numbers to make unauthorized charges.
Joseph Sapp: Charged with one count of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly
Weapon, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer
continued the case for pretrial on October 19. The defendant was represented
by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, on August 23, 1998. a law enforce-
ment officer was dispatched to a battery complaint at Millender's Trailer Park
on Washington Street in Eastpoint. The man that was allegedly assaulted
stated to the officer that Mr. Sapp had dropped him off at his trailer in
Millender's Trailer Park at 2 a.m. He said that Sapp came back and knocked
on the door, saying that he wanted to talk. When he opened the door, the
defendant allegedly swung a pipe wrench at his head. He said that he barely
blocked the shot with his arm and had to strike Sapp his his other hand. in
defense. Sapp took off after this. The dispute broke out because Sapp had
heard that the man was allegedly seeing his wife.
Alex Williams: Charged with one count of the Sale of Crack Cocaine, the
defendant pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the
case for pretrial on October 19. The defendant was represented by Assistant
Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, on the afternoon of July 24. 1998.
two officers met with a confidential informant (C.I.). The informants vehicle
had a hidden audio and surveillance video placed in it. The C.I. made contact
with a suspected drug dealer in an area of Apalacicola. The C.I. made a buy
and took it to the officers, where a field test was done. The substance tested
positive for cocaine. The defendant was allegedly identified from the video of
the transaction.
Ben Turrell: Charged with one count of the Sale of Cocaine, the defendant
pleaded Not Guilty to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for
pretrial on October 19. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
According to the probable cause report, on the afternoon of July 24, 1998 two
officers met with a confidential informant (C.I.). Hidden audio and surveil-
lance video equipment was put in the C.I.'s car. The C.I. made a buy from a
suspected drug dealer in an area of Apalachicola. A field test was done on the
substance. It tested positive for cocaine. The defendant was allegedly identi-
fied as the dealer on the surveillance tape.

Thomas Davy: The defendant has been charged with one count of Possession
of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Cannabis, and DUI. The case has
been transferred to County Court. The defendant is represented by Attorney
Gordon Shuler.
Everette Barrack: The defendant has been charged with one count of the
Sale of Cannabis, Possesion of Crack Cocaine with the Intent to Sell, Posses-
sion of Less than 20 Grams of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Parapher-
nalia. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on October 19. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Michael Beaty: The defendant has been charged with one count of Grand
Theft. The defendant pleaded No Contest to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer
sentenced the defendant to two years probation and ordered the defendant to
pay $275 in court costs and $1,140 of restitution to Mary Romano. The defen-
dant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Gerald Brannen: The defendant was charged with one count of Battery on a
Law Enforcement Officer and Battery. The defendant pleaded No Contest to
the offenses. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant guilty and sen-
tenced him to two years probation and 40 days in the Franklin County jail
with credit for 2 days of time served. Judge Steinmeyer also ordered the de-
fendant to pay $275 in court costs. The defendant was represented by Attor-
ney Alfred Shuler.
Dewayne Braswell: The defendant has been charged with one count of Pos-
session of Crack Cocaine. Judge Steinmeyer has continued the case for pre-
trial on October 19. The defendant was represented.by Attorney Barabara
James Burch: The defendant has been charged with one count of Resisting
an Officer with Violence. The defendant pleaded No Contest to the offense.
Judge Steinmeyer withheld adjudication and sentenced the defendant to 18
moths probation. Judge Steinmeyer also ordered the defendant to pay $275
in court costs. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender
Kevin Steiger.
John Burks: The defendant has been charged with one count of the Sale of
Cannabis, Possession with the Intent to Sell Cannabis, Cultivation of Can-
nabis, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The defendant pleaded No Con-
test to the charge of Sale of Cannabis. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case
for trial on October 21. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
Billy Dalton: The defendant has been charged with one count of Grand Theft
of a Motor Vehicle and DUI. Judge Steinmeyer has continued the case for
pretrial on October 19. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
Daniel Davis: The defendant was charged with one count of Divert or Misap-
propriate Funds and Uttering a Forged Instrument. Judge Steinmeyer has
continued the case for pretrial on October 19. The defendant was represented
by Attorney Michael Shuler.
Wade Dixon: The defendant has been charged with Burglary of a Dwelling
and Lewd and Lascivious Act in the Presence of a Child. Judge Steinmeyer
continued the case for trial on November 18. The defendant was represented
by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Frederick Estes: The defendant has been charged with one count of Dealing
Stolen Property. Judge Steinmeyer has continued the case for trial on October
21. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Jamaail Fenn: The defendant has been charged with one count of Possession
with the Intent to Sell Cannabis, Resisting Arrest without Violence, and Driv-
ing while License is Suspended. Judge Steinmeyer has continued the case for
pretrial on October 19. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
James Golden: The defendant has been charged with one count of the Sale of
Cannabis. Judge Steinmeyer has continued the case for pretrial on October
19. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Noah Goodson: The defendant has been charged with one count of Cultiva-
tion of Cannabis and Possession of Cannabis more than 20 grams. Judge
Steinmeyer has continued the case for trial on October 21. The defendant was
represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
William Goodson: The defendant has been charged with one count of Aggra-
vated Assault. Battery, Cultivation of Cannabis, and Possession of Cannabis
more than 20 Grams. Judge Steinmeyer has continued the case for trial on
October 21. The defendant was represented by Attorney Barbara Sanders.
James Gorman: The defendant has been charged with one count of Burglary
of a Conveyance. Judge Steimeyer issued a Capias of arrest for the defendant
for not appearing at his court date. The defendant was represented by Assis-
tant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Michael Hill: The defendant has been charged with one count of the Sale of
Cannabis and Cultivation of Cannabis. Judge Steinmeyer has continued the
case for trial on October 21. The defendant was represented by Assistant Pub-
lic Defender Kevin Steiger.
Travis Hill: The defendant has been charged with one count of Principal to
Sale of Cannabis. Possession with Intent to Sell Cannabis, Cultivation of Can-
nabis. Possession of a Firearm During Commission, Possession Less than 20
Grams of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Judge Steinmeyer
has continued the case for trial on October 21. The defendant was repre-

sented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
William Johnson: The defendant has been charged with one count of Second
Degree Murder. Judge Steinmeyer has continued the case for pretrial on No-
vember 16. The defendant was represented by Attorney Lynn Thompson.
Katina Joseph; The defendant has been charged with one count of a Sexual
Act with a Child Under Sixteen. The defendant pleaded No Contest to the
olllnse. Judge Steinmeyer sentenced the defendant to 6 months of commu-
nity control followed by 18 months of probation and 200 hours of community
service. Tlhe defendant was represented by Attorney Barbara Sanders.
Donald illey: The defendant has been charged with one count of Resisting
an Olic-er with Violence. DUI Property Damage, and No Valid Drivers License.
.Ih Iir ",I 'nn .,',r has continued the case for trial on October 21. The defen-
-I.Iil .ils represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Alma Marks: The defendant has been charged with one count of Cultivation
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of Cannabis and Possession of more than Twenty Grams of Cannabis. The
defendant pleaded No Contest to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated
the defendant guilty. The defendant was ordered to pay a $100 fine and $150
in court costs. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender
Kevin Steiger.
Alvin Marks: The defendant has been charged with one count of Cultivation
of Cannabis and Possession of more than Twenty Grams of Cannabis. The
defendant pleaded No Contest to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated
the defendant guilty and sentenced him to two years probation and 100 days
in the Franklin County Jail with credit for 2 days time served. Judge Steinmeyer
ordered the defendant to pay $275 in court costs. $100 FDLE crime lab fee.
and $316.64 in investigative costs to FCSO. The defendant was represented
by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Henry Martin: The defendant has been charged with one count of Attempted
Burglary of Dwelling. Battery on Law Enforcement Officer, and Violation of
Injunction for Protection. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for trial on
October 21. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin
Kim Miller: The defendant has'been charged with one count of Sale of Can-
nabis. Judge Steinmeyer has continued the case for pretrial on October 19.
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Brian Myers: The defendant was charged with one count of Sale of Crack
Cocaine. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for pretrial on October 19. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
John Nowling: The defendant has been charged with one count of Resisting
an Officer with Violence. Judge Steirimeyer has continued the case for trial on
October 21. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin
Michael Richardson: The defendant has been charged with one count of Pos-
session of Cocaine with Intent to Sell and Possession with Intent to Sell Can-
nabis. Judge Steinmeyer has continued the case for trial on October 21. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Andre Rosier: The defendant has been charged with one count of Sale of
Crack Cocaine. Possession of Cocaine, and Possession of Cocaine with Intent
to Sell. Judge Steinmeyer has continued the case for pretrial on October 19.
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Timothy Rossi: The defendant has been charged with one count of Grand
Theft of a Motor Vehicle. The defendant pleaded No Contest to the offense.
Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant guilty and sentenced him to two
years probation and 5 months in the Franklin County Jail with credit for 51
Says time served. Judge Steinmeyer also ordered the defendant to pay $280
,in restitution to Jack Robinson and $275 in court costs. The defendant was
represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Kenneth Rucker: The defendant has been charged with one count of Crimi-
nal Mischief in the Third Degree and Violation of Injunction for Protection.
Judge Steinmeyer has continued the case for pretrial on October 19. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Jimmy Shiver: The defendant has been charged with one count of Posses-
sion of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Discharge of a Firearm in Public.
Judge Steinmeyer has continued the case for trial on a unknown date. The
'defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Christie Sloan: The defendant, has been charged with one count of Principal
to Sale of Cannabis. Judge Steinmeyer has continued the case for trial on
October 21. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin
Natasha Stallworth: The defendant has been charged with one count of Ag-
:gravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon. Judge Steinmeyer has continued the
case for pretrial on October 1,9. The defendant was represented by Assistant
-Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Samantha Stone: The defendant has been charged with two counts of P.W.B.C.
Judge Steinmeyer has continued the case for pretrial on October 19. The

defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.

SRichard Sutcliffe: The defendant has been charged with one count of Sale of
Cannabis. Judge Steinmeyer has continued the case for pretrial on October
19. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Thomas Wright: The defendant has been charged with one count of Sale of
Cannabis. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for trial on October 21. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Michael Anderson: Charged with'VOP. the defendant entered an admission
to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer extended the defendant's probation by one
year and sentenced the defendant to 6 months in the Franklin County Jail
with credit for 23 days time served. The defendant was.represented by Assis-
tant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Billy Beverly: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered a denial to the of-
fense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a hearing on October 19. The
defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
William Hammond: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered an admission
to the offense. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant guilty and sen-
tenced to 2 years of probation. The defendant was represented by Assistant
Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Tina Nichols: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered an admission to the
offense. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant guilty and sentenced
her to 30 days in the Franklin County Jail with credit for 26 days time served.
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger
Martin Wayne: Charged with VOP,.the defendant entered a denial to the of-
fense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for.a hearing on October 19.
Tonya Brown: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered an admission to the
"offense. Judge Steinmeyer continued the defendant's sentence to October 19.
The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Ronnie Crum: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered-an admission to the
offense. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant guilty and sentenced
him to 11 months and 29 days in Franklin County Jail. The defendant was
represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Wade Dixon: Charged with VOP. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for
case management on November 16. The defendant was represented by Assis-
tant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Matthew Parramore: Charged with VOP. Judge Steinmeyer continued the
case for a hearing on October 19. The defendant was represented by Assistant
Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Anthony Sanders: Charged with VOP, defendant entered an admission to the
offense. Judge Steinmeyer adjudicated the defendant guilty and reinstated
probation. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public Defender Kevin
SDelonta Sanders: Charged with VOP, the defendant entered an admission to
the offense. Judge Steinmeyer modified and extended for 1 year with same
conditions reimposed. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
Holly Stripling: Charged with VOP. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for
a hearing on October 19. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.
Danny Wallace: Charged with VOP.,Judge Steinmeyer sentenced the defen-
dant to 5 months and 29 days in jail for contempt. Judge Steinmeyer contin-
ued the case for a hearing on October 19. The defendant was represented by
Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger.
Kevin Harless: Charged with VOP. Judge Steinmeyer continued the case for a
hearing on October 19. The defendant was represented by Assistant Public
Defender Kevin Steiger.

Port AuLhority Members Fight Back Fisheries-

By Rene Topping
The Carrabelle Port and Airport
Authority (CPAA), met at 6 p.m.
on September 23 for a regular
meeting. Members present were
Ron Crawford, Jim Lycett, David
Jones and Ray Quist.
The members considered the mer-
its of four attorneys who had an-
swered-the advertisement for a
part-time attorney olr the Author -
ity. Those apple ing for theposi-
tion were; Ann Cowles, 'Kim
O'Connor, Mary Ellen Davis and
Suzanne Brownless. Before tak-
ing a vote, Chairman Ron
Crawford asked the four women
if they knew the salary was $250
per month as a retainer for which
the attorney would attend one
meeting per month and would
work a total of six hours.
Jim Lycett said he wanted to
make sure that all of the appli-
cants knew the Authority was
waiting at that time to see how
the state would rule on a request
from the City of Carrabelle Com-
mission to the State Legislature
to abolish the Authority and have
the State give the Cityall author-
ity in Timber Island matters. All
of the attorneys said they felt they
were well informed on the
Suzanne Brownless was the one
ultimately voted to fill the posi-
tion and she was immediately
seated. Ron Crawford said, "Wel-
come. We really need an attorney."
Jim Lycett was joined by Ray
Quist and Paul Jones in remark-
ing on the impressive resumes
submitted.by all four applicants.
Jim Lycett was then asked to
comment on the letter that he had
written and passed to all mem-
bers of the authority at the end of
the August 13, and had requested
that they read.it and keep it's con-
tents confidential. He said he was
disappointed that one member
apparently took it around. to
places in town and a copy of it
turned up in all of the city com-
mission member's boxes.
The letter went into detail on the
latest local happenings in regard
to Timber Island.
The members expressed the view
that Lycett had described truth-
fully what was happening and
also felt that it should be sent to
all agencies who have any inter-
est in Timber Island. Jim Lycett
read the contents of another let-
ter that addressed the stop work
David Jones said that he agreed
with all of the comments in the
letter and said, "If we are going
forward with this we should do it
with no holds barred." Approval
was also voiced by Ray Quist who
said he had much the same
thoughts. He added "I am ready
to go forward." The members all
expressed the feeling that the
Authority should members
should fight to keep their board
alive, and not go in half-hearted,"
Ron Crawford made the approval
unanimous and it was decided
that copies should be written into
the minutes and also sent to all
state agencies concerned with the
Timber Island..
Tommy Bevis and David
Parramore said they would like to
address the board on the matter

of the stop work order that had
been placed on the travel lift at
Dockside Marina. They asked it
anything could be done to get re-
lief as the lift was 75 per cent fin-
ished. They said that in the Ordi-
nance 230 that had been refer-
enced by Carrabelle City Commis-
sioner Donald Wood had a great
many items highlighted in yellow
as items they must have to get a
permit. They'felt, that some of
them did not apply to what they
were doing. ;Also.they had the
problem that they could not con-
tinue much longer to hold on to
the workers. The members de-
cided that they would have their
attorney write a letter to the city
commission on behalf of the two
Jim Lycett also noted the $45,000
grant that Bill McCartney of
Baskerville and Donovan, who are
the City of Carrabelle engineers
had announced at the last city
meeting. He suggested that the
CPAA might do something posi-
tive and make a suggestion that
the Authority offer this two and a
half acre piece of land to be used
as a parking place for trucks and
trailers for people who were us-
ing the boat ramp. He suggested
they could possibly lease it for a
small amount for each year. The
suggestion wasthen made in the
form of a motion by Lycett, sec-
onded by Quist and was
The Members of the Authority also
approved a budget of $26,360.52
which was the same amount as it
was In 1997 -1998. Their finances
are derived from income from Pi-
rates Landing Marina in the
amount of $ 2,164.92 and rent
money from Bevis and Associates
in the amount of $ 24,195.52.
Attorney Suzanne Brownless said
that the city has final approval of
the CPAA budget and it is a part
of their budget process. The mem-
bers decided that they needed to
appoint one of their members as
Treasurer and Ms. Brownless told
them this was a part of the ordi-
nance. Ray Quinn was nominated
by Jim Lycett. seconded by Paul
Jones and appointed to the post
The only other business was a
modification of a private dock on
the Carrabelle River that was re-
quested by Phil Worley an associ-
ate of Dan Garlick for Mr. Kinsey.
He has met all the State and fed-
eral requirements. Motion was
made to approve the dock work
by Jim Lycett and seconded by
David Jones.
The next meeting of the CPAA Is
scheduled for 6 p.m. on October

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By Aaron Shea
Steven Rider, the Assistant Re;,
search Scientist at the Florida-
Marine Research Institute (FMRI) 2
lectured before biologists, mem-
bers of the Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection, and a
handful of the general public at
the Apalachicola Reserve on Sep-
tember 21.
Mr. Rider, a University of Georgia
graduate, lectured on the
Fisheries-Independent Monitoring:
(FIM) Program. The program,
which began in 1986, is designed
to provide the most accurate fish-
eries data available from major
estuarine systems throughout
Florida. There are field labs in
Tampa, Cedar Key, Charlotte Har-
bor, Indian River, Florida Bay, and
Apalachicola. The Apalachicola
Bay field lab was opened in June
of this year and employs a staff of
six biologists.
The local project spans the wa-
ters from the Apalachicola Bay to
Alligator Harbor. The goals of the
FIM program include:
* Determining relative abun-
dance, age and size structure, and
sex composition of important'
sub-adult and adult fish
* Providing fisheries data for stock
* Providing data to fishery man-
agers for proper management of
harvested fish
* Improving existing knowledge
and understanding of individual
* Determining temporal and spa-
tial fish distributions
* Determining the relationship ofi
abiotic and biotic factors with fish
* Monitoring fish populations tod
determine the effects of newly
imposed management plans
To catch the fish, the FIM staff.
uses gear including, centerbag:
haul seines, which are used to
collect fish near the shore. They
also use otter trawls, which are
used in deeper water.
Over 90% of the fish that they
catch are returned to the water.
The fish that they do keep and
observe are filleted and donated
Sto a non-profit organization.

County Adopts Budget For The

New Fiscal Year

By Aaron Shea
A 7.339 millage rate was adopted
at the September 21 County bud-
get meeting. The total budget for
the 98-99 fiscal year is

The budget is .027% below their li
rolled-back rate. The rolled-back
rate is 7.341 mills (the rolled-back
rate is the number of mills it
would take to generate the same!
amount of-revenue as fiscal year

Other projects that the FIM staff
is currently working on are a
hatchery release study, a mercury
study and a fish health assess-
ment study. In the future, the FIM
staff also plans to conduct water
sampling in the rivers.
"We just want to get a handle on
what is happening throughout
this area," said Rider.


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9 11, 1998 in Fort Myers and
took the following action:
Public Hearing
The Commission held a final pub-
lic hearing on proposed amend-
ments to the snook management
rule, and voted to propose rule
amendments that would:
- reduce the recreational daily bag
limit for snook from two fish to
one per person
- prohibit the captain and crew
on for-hire vessels from retaining
the snook bag limit
- increase the minimum size limit
for snook from 24 to 26 inches
total length
- prohibit the harvest of snook
larger than 34 inches total length
However, the Commission later

reconsidered this action due to
concerns that interested persons
may wish to further comment on
these proposed rule amendments,
particularly the proposal to lower
the bag limit. Accordingly, the
Commission voted to reopen the
final public hearing during a spe-
cial one day meeting on October
23, 1998 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00
p.m. at the Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection Central Dis-
trict Office, Lexington Building,
3319 Maguire Boulevard, 2nd
Floor-Suite 232, in Orlando.
Public Hearing
The Commission held a final pub-
lic hearing on proposed reef fish
rule amendments that would:
- provide an automatic closure of
state waters to Gulf of Mexico rec-
reational red snapper harvest
when federal waters close to such
harvest, effective November 1,
1998 (NOTE: the Commission
earlier rejected a federal request
to pass an emergency rule to close
the recreational red snapper fish-
ery in the Gulf on September
30th-the effect of the
Commission's action will be that
the Gulf recreational red snapper
fishery will he closed in state wa-
ters during November and Decem-
ber this year, and the Commis-
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rule amendment will be presented
to the Governor and Cabinet for
approval on October 13, 1998
,- modify black and gag grouper
management in Atlantic Ocean
state waters only by establishing
a 2 fish daily recreational bag limit
(within the 5 fish daily aggregate
limit for all groupers), increasing
the minimum size limit from 20
to 24 inches total length, and pro-
hibiting the harvest and posses-
siofl in excess of the recreational
bag limit and purchase and sale
of black and gag grouper during
March and April
- increase the minimum size limit
on black sea bass from 8 to 10
inches total length statewide, es-
tablish a 20 fish daily recreational
aggregate bag limit on black sea
bass in Atlantic state waters only,
and require escape vents on sea
bass pots statewide
- establish a 14 inches total length
minimum size limit and a 5 fish
daily recreational bag limit for red
porgies, and prohibit the harvest
and sale in excess of the bag limit
and all sale of red porgies in
March and April (these provisions
would apply in Atlantic state wa-
ters only)
- require that all reef fish species
managed in Florida be landed in
a whole condition, and designate
all such species as "restricted spe-
- standardize commercial closure
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- specify that the 1 fish dally rec-
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proposed rule amendments (ex-
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the Governor and Cabinet for ap-
proval on November 24, 1998,
and these amendments will take
effect on December 31, 1998 if
RULE-Final Public
The Commission held a final
public hearing on a proposed rule
that would prohibit the use of
trawls to harvest shrimp in state
waters from Wiggins Pass (north
of Naples) southward to the
Tortugas Shrimp Sanctuary from
January I through May 20. This
rule is intended to conform with
a federal rule that provides for a
seasonal closure to trawling in
adjacent federal waters in order
to prevent conflicts between
shrimp and stone crab fishermen,
in this area. The Commission will
take this proposed rule to the
Governor and Cabinet for
approval on October 13, 1998.
The Commission also directed
staff to schedule public work-
shops regarding a proposal to add
an additional closure on the use
of trawls in a small portion of state
waters just north of the closure
referred to above, and to work
with the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries
Management Council to close
additional waters in the Sanibel
area to trawling during the stone
crab season. In other action, the
Commission rejected a proposed
emergency rule to prohibit the use
of shrimp trawls in state waters
of southwest Florida from October
5 through December 31 this year,
and instead directed staff to
further consider this issue in
public workshops and with
federal fisheries managers.
The Commission received scien-
tific and public comment regard-
ing the management of Florida's
calico scallop fishery, and directed
staff to schedule a final public
hearing during its December
meeting in Islamorada on a pro-
posed rule that would:
- prohibit the harvest of calico
scallops between the Hillsbor-
ough/Manatee counties line and
the Big Bend/Northwest regions
- prohibit the use of scallop trawls
in all statewaters closed to otter
trawls, and within I mile from the
COLREGS line (except in Frank-
lin, Gulf, and Wakulla Counties-
within 3 miles from the COLREGS
- prohibit the harvest, possession,
or landing of more than 250 calico
scallop meats per pound in any
container, with no tolerance for
undersize scallops
- allow the use of specified trawls
for the directed harvest of calico
scallops only, and allow the use
of a try net
- establish a minimum webbing
size of 3 inches stretched mesh
throughout the body and bag of
the net, a minimum net twine size
as #84 nylon, a maximum
headrope length of 40 feet (120
feet perimeter), and a maximum

were 12,350 pounds of garbage,
plastic, aluminum cans and glass
collected from the ten reported
sites around the area.
Not included in these numbers is
St. George Island Park, which had
32 volunteers collect 3.5 tons of
garbage over a 9.5 mile span.
"There was quite a bit more de-
bris this year because of Hurri-
cane Earl," said Barbara Garri-
son, assistant park manager.
Some of the more unusual items
collected during the cleanup was
a trampoline frame, baseball bat,
no swimming sign, no dumping
sign, a women's purse, and two
doors. The biggest thing found
was a beached boat on St.George
Island's public beach area.

net mesh area of 500 square feet
- establish a maximum net tow
time of 25 minutes, and allow
turtle excluder device exemptions
for specified calico scallop trawls
if federally approved
The Commission received
scientific and public comment
and considered shrimp
management options for several
bay systems in the Northwest
Region. The Commission directed
staff to work with industry
representatives to continue to
develop the northwest shrimp
management plan, and to:
- consider more areas for closure
to shrimp harvesting on a bay by
bay basis before removing the
shrimp count law (minimum size
limit) in the region
- incorporate existing shrimping
closures in Escambia and Santa
Rosa counties as provided in
Special Acts into Commission
shrimp rules
- repeal or incorporate into Com-
mission shrimp rules certain Spe-
cial Acts in the region not cur-
rently being enforced
- incorporate recently repealed
closures to shrimp harvesting in
certain areas of West Bay, North
Bay, and East Bay in Bay County
- develop partial closures to
shrimp harvesting in the shallow
grass beds of St. Joseph Bay, with
considerations for the live bait
shrimp fishery
- consider the list of closures sub-
mitted by industry representa-
tives from the Niceville area as the
foundation of the overall shrimp
management plan for Chocta-
whatchee Bay
- delineate certain areas of
Apalachicola Bay where the use
of skimmer trawls would be al-
lowed for a two year period
- review the overall management
plan for Apalachicola Bay in or-
der to consider a request to open
the bay to daytime shrimp har-
vest between July 15 and Septem-
ber 15
The Commission received scien-
tific and public comment and:
- received a stock assessment of
the mullet fishery, and considered
various fishing gear and mullet
fishing issues; the Commission
directed staff to continue gather-
ing information regarding these
issues, and to hold a finalpublic
hearing, if requested, on a pro-
posed rule amendment that
would extend the allowance on
the use of certain specified skim-
mer nets to harvest mullet until
January 1, 2000
- considered the management of
certain tropical ornamental ma-
rine life species, and directed staff
to draft proposed marine life rule
amendments for review during its
December meeting
- received a report on a public
workshop recently held regarding
the northeast Florida shrimp fish-
ery, and refused to take action on
a request to reopen Pumpkin Hill
Creek to the harvest of shrimp
- received an assessment of the
blue crab fishery, and considered
limited entry issues regarding this
- discussed legal issues regarding
the tarpon tag program, and di-
rected staff to develop further
management options for this
- considered budget and research
The Commission also received:
- an overview of the southwest
Florida shrimp fishery
- a report on blue crab trap de-
gradable materials, and directed
staff to prepare options to review
during its December meeting that
would allow additional materials
to be used in the construction of
legal blue crab traps
- a report on stone crab limited
entry issues
Coastal Cleanup
Helps Beautify
by Aaron Shea
On September 19, over 100 vol-
unteers were out in full force to
beautify Franklin County's coast-
lines for the Coastal Cleanup. The
cleanup, which spanned 30 miles
of coastline in the county, covered
St. Vincent Island, Dog Island,
Apalachicola, St.George Island,
Carabelle and Eastpoint. There

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Arrested In

Apalachicola On

Drug Charges

An arrest sweep consisting of 18
sheriffs deputies took five sus-
pects into custody on Thursday,
September 17, 1998 and charged
them with various drug offenses.
Word of suspected drug sales from
local citizens reached Sheriff
Varnes, as the Drug Task Force
continued to make controlled
buys of crack cocaine from deal-
ers. The Sheriff said, "We will al-
ways try and keep the pressure
on the drug dealers within our
communities. I get calls from all
over the county from concerned
citizens, who are outraged at what
is going on in their neighbor-
hoods. Thanks to their efforts, we
can continue to battle the prob-
lem facing us ... We don't see or
hear of as much activity as we
used to."
By 9:00 a.m. all except two of the
suspects were taken into custody.
There were no injuries or inci-
dents that could have compro-
mised the safety of the officers or
suspects. One juvenile, a 16 year
old female, was arrested for dis-
orderly conduct and for resisting
an officer without violence, and
was booked, then released by the
Dept. of Juvenile Justices Service
to a relative.
The suspects arrested during the
arrest sweep were:
#1) Melvin Leon Myers, 18 years
of age, who lives at #206 8th
Street in Apalachicola was
charged with Sale of a Controlled
Substance (Crack Cocaine). Myers
is being held under a Bond of
$15,000.00 issued by the Circuit
Court Judge.
#2) William Lee Key, 19 years of
age, who lives at #155 6th Street
in Apalachicola was charged with
Sale Of a Controlled Substance
(Crack Cocaine). Key is being held
under a Bond of $15,000.00 is-

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sued by the Circuit Court Judge.
#3) George Julius Tolliver, 21
years of age, who lives at #300
1lth Street in Apalachicola was
charged with Sale of a Controlled'
Substance (Crack Cocaine).
Tolliver is being held under a
Bond of $15,000.00 issued by the,
Circuit Court Judge.
#4) Leroy Yarell, 23 years of age,
who lives on Avenue A and Mar-
tin Luther King Blvd. In Port Saint
Joe, Florida, was charged with
Sale of a Controlled Substance
(Crack Cocaine). Yarell is in cus-
tody at the Gulf County Jail Fa-
cility on local charges. The Fran-
klin County Sheriffs Office has a
HOLD placed on Yarell for their
charges. A Bond of $15,000.00
was issued by the Circuit Court
#5) Danny Ray Wallace, 25 years
of age, who lives at #401 24th
Avenue in Apalachicola was
charged with three (3) Counts of
Sale of a Controlled Substance;
(Crack Cocaine). Wallace was'
given a Bond of $15,000.00 on
each count. He is being held un-
der a total Bond of $45,000.00
from the Circuit Court Judge..
Wallace is currently serving a 5
month and 29 day jail term for
Contempt of Court.


Officers Get Pay

Raises For 1998-

99 Fiscal Year

By Aaron Shea
The Florida Legislative Committee on
Intergovernmental Relations recently
approved pay raises for Franklinf
County constitutional officers and
county commissioners. These pay
raises will be effective for the 1998-99
budget year.
Franklin County Sheriff Bruce Varnes
received the highest pay raise. Last
year Varnes made $74,984. This year
he will make $78,862. That is a pay
raise of $3,878.
Property Appraiser John James Jr.,
Tax Collector James Harris and Clerk
of the Court Kendall Wade all got
raises from $68,469 to $72,012. That
is a pay raise of $3,543.
Supervisor of Elections Doris Shiver
Gibbs received a raise from $55,869
to $58,764. That is a pay raise of
The County Commissioners received
the lowest pay raise of all the officers.
They received a raise from $18,704 to'
$19,693. That is a pay raise of $989.
The salaries for these officials are
based on a formula which includes the
county population estimates.

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Edited b Acarov Shea

Nelson And



Shark Victory

By Brock Johnson
With the fury of Hurricane
Georges just starting to approach
Florida, Trevor Nelson brought
about a hurricane himself, scor-
ing three receiving touchdowns,
returning a punt for another score
and grabbing an interception, in
Apalachicola's 45-13 victory over
the Aucilla Warriors at Pop
Wagner Stadium on Friday, Sep-
tember 25.
Looking to rebound from a poor
performance in a 25-7 loss to the
Vernon Yellowjackets, the Sharks
started out quickly stuffing the
Warriors on three consecutive
downs, highlighted by a Glenn
Martina sack. This forced the
Warriors to punt. Receiving the
punt at his own 39 yard line,
Nelson dodged the first defender
and took off down the Sharks
sideline untouched, to put the
Sharks on the board. With the
extra point attempt blocked, the
Sharks led 6-0.

The Warriors next possession was
stuffed once again as Wesley Lee,
Van Johnson and Trey Calander
had sacks on three consecutive
plays. The punt was deflected and
went out of bounds at the Sharks'
45 yard line. After a false start
penalty, Leon O'Neal brought his
bruising running style to the
game, gaining 16 yards on the
first play, bringing the ball to the
Warrior 39. A personal foul pen-
alty would then negate a 22 yard
Kelvin Martin run. Martin would
not be denied on his next carry,

getting those 15 yards back as he
broke several downfield tackles.
On the very next play, Roger
Mathis threaded the needle in be-
tween three Warrior defenders,
right into the hands of Nelson,
who ran untouched into the
endzone to give the Sharks a 12-0
The Warriors next possession was
highlighted by a successful fake
punt pass on fourth and 12 from
their own 39. But once again, the
Sharks showed why they have one
of the best defenses in our area,
stopping the Warriors on three
consecutive plays.
Consecutive 14 yard gains by
O'Neal and Martin gave the
Sharks first and ten at their own
48. After yet another personal
foul, this one against Aucilla, the
Sharks had first and ten from the
Warrior 32 yard line. The Sharks
Glenn Martina moved in to quar-
terback and Mathis switched to

Trevor Nelson streaks down the sideline against Aucilla.
Nelson had four touchdowns in the game.

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Sharks Get

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By Aaron Shea

halfback. A halfback pass by
Mathis was completed to the ex-
plosive Trevor Nelson for a touch-
down. The extra point split the up-
rights, giving the Sharks a com-
manding 19-0 lead, with 8:46 left
in the second quarter.
After the Sharks stopped the War-
rior offense once again, with all
three plays being brought down
by sophomore Brian Lolley, the
Sharks started their drive from
the Warrior 42 yard line. Willie
McNair, another sophomore, took
over at tailback. He proved wor-
thy, gaining 39 yards on consecu-
tive plays. Three straight runs by
Roger Mathis were jammed by the
Warrior defense. But with O'Neal
moving into tailback, he scored on
the first play from 5 yards out,
extending the Sharks lead to 25-0.
The Warriors fumbled on their
next offensive play, which was re-
covered by freshman, Glenn
Martina. As Roger Mathis sat on
the sideline with a slight sprain
Sto his neck, Martina took over at
quarterback. Right away he
showed his mobility, breaking
several tackles on his way to a 39
yard touchdown run. With the
extra point at the half,
Apalachieola led the Warriors
32-0 at the half.
The Sharks would receive the sec-
ond half kickoff, with Kelvin Mar-
,tin showing why many Division
I-A colleges are recruiting him. He
returned it 87 yards for the
touchdown, only to be brought
back by another Shark penalty.
They would not be denied, how-
ever, and they moved the ball right
down the field to the Warrior 23
yard line. Facing third and 9,
Martina proved once again wor-
thy of the starting quarterback
position, rolling to his right and
delivering a perfectly thrown spi-
ral to, you guessed it, Trevor
Nelson, for his fourth touchdown
of the night. Adam Youngblood's
extra point try, was good, giving
the Sharks a 39-0 lead.
The Warrior next possession was
stopped, thanks to Leigh Shiver

'fense shut out the Sharks in the
first quarter. The Panthers, how-
ever, were not able to hang on to
the football for the rest of the
game. They turned the ball over
5 times, which resulted in 29
Shark points.
The Sharks had a huge second
quarter. They scored 28 points,
which included a 85 yard scoring
The Sharks showed no signs of
slowing down going into the sec-
ond half. With the score already
28 to 0, they drove the ball down
the field for a early third quarter
The Panthers tried to answer the
Shark's score when Carrabelle
back Stephen Millender ran the
ball to the Shark's 43 yard line. A
Shark's penalty and a Stephen
Millender run took Carrabelle
down to the Shark's 25 yard line.
The Panther drive died out there
and- Ryan Holton came on to the
field to attempt a 35 yard field
goal. Holton, however, was unsuc-
cessful in his attempt and the
score remained 35 to 0.
With the score 42 to 0, the Pan-
thers made one last attempt at
getting on the scoreboard. Jarrod
.Billonsly completed a 29 yard
pass to Stephen Millende-. On the
next play, however, Millender
coughed the ball up. The Shark's
recovered the ball for a touch-
down, which ended the carnage
at 50 to 0.


Come Up

Short In Loss

To Bobcats

By Valerie Hampton
The Robert F. Munroe Bobcats
visited Panther Stadium on Fri-
day, September 18, to face the
Carrabelle Panthers. The Panther
cheerleaders held two pep rallies
during the week of the game, in
; hopes of pumping up the City of
Carrabelle and the Panthers foot-
Sball team for their home opener.
; It didn't quite work for the Pan-
'thers. They were defeated 22
to 12.
'All was not lost, however. After


giving up 22 first half points to a
strong Munroe offense, the Pan-
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shut-out the Bobcats in the sec-
ond half. The defense was led by
Jeremy Owens and Jarrod
Billonsly, who combined for 12
tackles and 10 assisted tackles.
Unfortunately for the Panthers
there was a first half to the game,
which was dominated by the Bob-
cats. On Munroe's first posses-
sion, they ran the ball right down
the field fora touchdown. They
took theearly 7-to 0 lead.
The Panthers were able to answer
the Bobcat's score with a sensa-
tional 66 yard touchdown run by
back Antoine Benjamin. Along
with his touchdown, Benjamin led
the Panthers ground game with 8
carries for 82 yards and also led
in receiving, with 2 catches for 39
yards. More importantly, the big
run cut the Bobcats lead to
7 to 6.
The Bobcats opened up the sec-
ond quarter the same way they
opened the first, with a touch-
down drive. They extended their
lead to 14 to 6. The Bobcats added
another touchdown and two-point
conversion to their lead before the
half, giving them a 22 to 6 lead.
In the second half, the Panther's
defense forced two fumbles that
they recovered in Bobcat territory.
The second fumble, which was
recovered by back Patrick
Fleming, set up the Panther's of-
fense at the Bobcat 20 yard line.
Quarterback Stephen Millender
quickly moved the Panthers down
to the 5 yard line with a completed
pass to Antoine Benjamin.
Fleming then finished what he
started, running the ball into the
endzone on the very next play.
"We didn't play up to our poten-
tial until the second half," said
Panther guard, Daniel Murray.
The five yard touchdown made the
score 22 to 12, which unfortu-
nately for the Panthers, was the
final outcome of the game.
In addition to the great second
half play of the Panthers, there
was more good news for the team.
Panther center, Matt Register who
was faced with the possibility of
having serious heart problems,
found out his problem was not
serious and he would be able to
play against the Port St. Joe

Apalachicola coach. Bill Thomas.
'There was no blocking."
A bright spot for the Shark's of-,
fense was its passing game. Roger
Mathis completed 5 passes for a
season high 95 yards, with Mario-
Lane catching 3 of those passes
and Trevor Nelson catching the:
other 2.
Both teams had a tough time
hanging on to the ball. Each team,
turned the ball over 4 times, with
2 of the turnovers accounting for
all of the first, half scoring. The-
first score came in the first quar-
ter on Apalachicola's third posses-:
sion, when quarterback Roger
Mathis tried to pitch the ball to
Kelvin Martin on a option play.
The ball got tipped and it was
caught in the air by a Vernon de-
fender who ran the ball 60 yards
for a touchdown.
Leading 6 to 0 late in the. second
quarter, Vernon had the ball at the
Shark's 38 yard line. With great
field position, it appeared that the
Yellow Jackets were threatening
to score again, but the Vernon
quarterback threw a pass that
was tipped and intercepted by
Kelvin Martin. Martin returned
the interception 70 yards for a
touchdown on what was a spec-
tacular run. More importantly,
the Sharks took a 7 to 6 lead into
the half.
It was all Vernon in the second/
half. On the Yellow Jacket's first
possession of the half, they re-
peatedly pounded the ball into the
middle of the Shark's defense.
They eventually ended the drive
with a touchdown run. This gave
them a 12 to 7 lead with 3:09 left
in the third quarter.
The Shark's offense was unable
to muster a long drive through-
out the second half. This put the
ball into the hands of the Vernon
offense for much of the remain-
der of the game. They began to
wear down the Shark defense with
more power football. With 6:19 left
in the game, the Vernon quarter-
back ran for a touchdown that
gave his team a 18 to 7 lead.
A minute and a half later the Yel7
low Jackets scored again with
another huge run up the middle,
which sewed the game up for
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and David Barber, who came up
with three sacks on consecutive
plays, forcing the Warriors to punt
once again. With the Sharks be-
ing stopped on offense for the first
time all night, the warriors would
capitalize on the good field posi-
Stion, driving the ball in for their
first score of the night cutting the
Sharks lead to 39-7.
As the Shark offense was stuffed
Again, the Warriors would get the
ball first and ten from their own
36 yard line. Once again, Nelson
would show his versatility, as he
intercepted a James Fulford pass
and returned it to the Warrior 11
yard line. On first down, Glenn
Martina scored a touchdown from
eleven yards out, his second of the
evening, pushing the lead to 45-7.
With Apalachicola bringing in the
second team unit on defense, the
Warriors would manage another
score, which would be the final of
the ballgame, as Apalachicola
evened their record at two and
Game statistics: Trevor Nelson-
3 receptions for 83 yards 3 TD's,
12 tackles and an interception.
Glenn Martina-TD passing for 39
yards 1 TD, 3 carries 43 yards 2
td. Roger Mathis-4-4 passing
100 yards 2 TD. Leon O'Neal--19
carries for 106 yards 1 TD. Leigh
Shiver-9 tackles 3 sacks. Brian
Ldlley-8 tackles 1 sack.

SThe Apalachicola Sharks came
into their home opener at Pop
Wagoner Field on September 18.
hoping that there was "no place
like home." They quickly learned,
however, that "home isn't where
the heart is."
It appeared that Apalachicola was
going to be in another defensive
battle, but the Vernon Yellow
Jackets had different plans and
exploded for 19 unanswered
points in the second half and lit-
erally ran away with the football
game, 25 to 7.
The Yellow Jackets rushed for well
over 100 yards in the game, with
much of their damage done
through the middle the Shark's
defensive line. On the other side
of the ball, it was a monumental
effort by the Yellow Jacket's de-
fense, which held the Sharks to a
total of 28 yards rushing. The
Sharks averaged nearly 300 yards
rushing in its two previous games.
"Our rushing was terrible," said

Kelvin Martin brings down the Vernon back.

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"Still today, well meaning citizens fear to speak their minds because
of concern of economic boycott and employees of certain businesses
are warned not to patronize critics of Mrs. Molsbee, unless they want
to lose their jobs."
Many of the incidents of the last 5 months leave no paper trail but
leave a mountain of circumstantial evidence that any reasonable per-
son might construe as manipulation. Both Mrs. White and Mrs.
Molsbee seem.to have undue influence over certain city commission-
ers whose voting records on matters dear to the hearts of these women
is unusually consistent. The new city attorney is a law partner of Ben
Watkins. Mr. Langston has just leased land from the city for a pit-
tance to further his limerock operation without a bidding process.
The irregularities seem without end and all seem to be to the benefit
of the same certain parties."
"The actions of the CPAA on the other hand, can be characterized as
benefiting the people of Carrabelle directly without lining some spe-
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commercial fishermen by including a 300' public dock planned for
Timber Island. Additionally, the CPAA was instrumental In bringing
the town's largest travel lift from drawing board to imminent opera-
tion. From the monitoring of dock permits to the cessation of hostili-
ties with our only present lessee, the current CPAA has accomplished
much and could have accomplished much more if the city would
change its premeditated position of nit-picking, stonewalling and
malicious neglect. The city has continually tried to make the CPAA
appear Inept by failing to deal in good faith with us. Our recent at-
tempts to lease the airport are a good example. In spite of meeting
every request by the city over the last year with reference to the lease,
the CPAA is still stymied by the city council's lack of approval."
"The recent letter by the city to Ms. Wetherall and the DEP requesting
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and suspicious. If the city could not approve four million dollars of
private investment, just what do they have in mind, or maybe to the
point, who do they have in mind. Such a request should be met with
suspicion by state agencies, who should be particularly suspicious of
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quite different. Both the city and county letters requesting the turn-
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interest's involvement in the move to abolish the CPAA, is overwhelm-
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to having their way. The CPAA Is a necessary tool to preserve the
integrity of the Carrabelle River, to help guide growth and develop-
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