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Apalachicola Community Leader Died
November 18th

Memorial Services Held For

George L. Chapel

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Volume 10. Number 24 A LOCALLY OtI'NED NEI'SP4PER November 30 December 13. 2001

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Santa Opens

Holiday Shopping

Season On The

Gulf Coast

AITri t's III Apahll7C11cofi B
Shrimp Boat

By Tom Campbell
White sandy beaches and clear
blue sky were only part of the
happy holidays starting in No-
vember 2001 in Franklin

This Santa Claus-also recog-
nized in other circles as Alex
Moody of Apalachicola-arrived
in town on a shrimp boat fur-
nished by a local seafood house.

County. The jolly old man with As usual, a large crowd of happy
the white beard and the red suit kids with friends and relatives
also arrived to bring a lot of were on hand to welcome the
smiles to a lot of faces, plump little old man who deliv-
ers presents to good children on

Apalachicola Holiday Tour Of
Homes On December 8th

onnsrmas tve. He lt up the big
tree and many "ohs and ahs"
echoed around town.

As for the city itself,
Apalachicola has never looked
prettier with all the festive
decorations and all the holiday
music filling the air. Merchants

were thrilled as the sounds of
cash registers also bounced
around and the jingle of coins
indicated the spending season
was now underway. Happy Holi-
days to one and all-and may
we be reminded of how much
we have to be thankful for.

Mr. Chapel's public services extended from local
and county activities to state and national arenas.
Memonal series Ior Apalachicola community leader Geoige Leslie
Chapel. 66. were held Wednesday' afternoon. November 2Sth. at the
historic Tnnity Church. Father Joseph Kright officiating
Mr. Chapel died Sunday afternoon. November l.. 2001 at the'Talla-
hassee Community Hospital. He had been lile-tliahted there earlier in
the week. His death was attributed to emphy.sema and a heart at-
tack. He had been coping with the linienrng lung disease for the last
6-6 years
On Fnday alterno.'n. November 16th, Last Rites were administered
by Father Joseph Knight at the Co:mmurniti Hospital At that time,
Mr. Chapel decided not to utili/e mechanlcal means. a respirator, to
aid his breathing.
George Chapel was \ery active in FranklinC County citic affairs, hav-
ing served in the Franklin County aquaculture project. as President
of the Apalachicola Area Chamber of Commerce. President of the
Apalachicola Area Historical Society,' founder of the Ilse Newell Con-
cert Series and Chairperson of the United Way. He was also active in
the Trust for Historic Preservation at the state level.

Three historic homes in
Apalachicola, gaily decorated for
the holidays, will be featured on
Saturday, December 8th, when
they will be open for tours as part
of a fund-raiser sponsored by
Apalachicola Bay & River Keeper,
Inc. All located within walking dis-
tance in downtown Apalachicola,
the homes featured are the Rec-
tory at Trinity Episcopal Church,
located at 79 8th Street, the top
floor of the historic Orman Build-
ing, 32 Avenue D., and the Bickel
House at 96 6th Street. Wine and
cheese and hors d'oeuvres will be
served in each home and are in-
cluded in the price of the ticket.
Tickets are $15 and are available
at the following stores:
Apalachicola: Richard Bickel
Photography at The Grady Mar-

Engineering Study
Ordnance And
Explosives On Camp
Gordon Johnston
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
is to present findings and recom-
mendations of a study (EE/CA) of
the former Camp Gordon
Johnston at a meeting scheduled
in Chillas Hall, Lanark Village,
from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thurs-
day, November 29th.
The formal comment period for
the study will close 30 days after
this public meeting. The study is
an Engineering/Cost Analysis
Camp Gordon Johnston operated
as an amphibious training center
from 1942 until 1945 before clos-
ing in 1946. By 1948, all prop-
erty of the former Camp had been
transferred, sold, or returned to
lessors, ending the Army's role.
The Air Force later reacquired a
small part of the former Camp's
land in Carrabelle that now serves
as a tracking station to support
the Tyndall Air Force Base. The
remainder of the former Camp is
now primarily uninhabited tim-
berland intermixed with residen-
tial areas. In 1995, the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers began an in-
vestigation into the historical use
of the property and recommended
an ordnance and explosive (OE)
investigation be conducted to as-
certain the presence or absence
of residual OE contamination.
The EE/CA study confirmed the
presence of various OE items on
portions of the former Camp Gor-
don Johnston property. These

ket; Betsy's Sunflower and Betsy's
Downtown Books; Apalachicola
Bay Trading Company
Eastpoint: Bayside Gallery & Flo-
rist; Le Debut; Apalachicola Bay
& River Keeper Office (29 Island
Dr., Suite 6)
St. George Island: Sea Oats Gal-
lery; Surf Hut; Journeys of St.
George Island
Hosts and hostesses for the event
include Gordon and Janet Atkins,
Richard and Susan Bickel, Bruce
Hall, Bill and Shirley Hartley, Rev.
Joseph and Anne Knight, Patti
McCanney, Dave and "T" McLain,
and Pam Venable. Planning the
event are Shirley Hartley, Patty
McCartney, Lloyd Summer and
Dottie Snell.

findings confirmed the need for
further Government response at
this site.
The local community is invited to
attend the meeting to review the
results of past effort and provide
input for future work at the Camp
Gordon Johnston. For additional
information, please contact Mr.
Barry Vorse, U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Jacksonville District
Public Affairs Office at
904-232-2236, or the Huntsville
Center Public Affairs Office at

9th Annual Boat

Parade Of Ughts

On Carrabelle
Dedicated to the Memory
of Dr Richard Saunders
By Tom Campbell
Timber Island Yacht Club (TIYC)
has announced its ninth annual
Boat Parade of Lights. This popu-
lar event will be held on the
Carrabelle River in Carrabelle on
Saturday, December 8, 2001, be-
ginning at 7:00 p.m.
According to Florence Coody,
Scribe/Purser of the Yacht Club,
'The Parade is open to any type
or size boat. There is no fee to
enter. Categories include Recre-
ational Powerboat, Commercial,
and Sailboat. Prizes include cash
and trophies in each category."
Coody continued, "The Parade
this year is dedicated to the
memory of Dr. Richard Saunders,
who founded the event and was
the first commodore of Timber
Island Yacht Club."
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More Santa photos on Page 9

Big Bend Counties Qualify For Low-

Interest Dibiabur Loans

At the request of Governor Jeb
Bush, the U.S. Small Business
Administration (SBA) has de-
clared Franklin, Gulf, Liberty, and
Wakulla counties a disaster area
due to economic injury resulting
from Red Tide, which closed the
Apalachicola Bay to commercial
oystering. This declaration makes
low-interest, disaster loans avail-
able to qualified small businesses
and agricultural cooperatives af-
fected by this disaster. The decla-
ration was requested by Governor
Bush after the seriousness of the
issue was raised by Rep. Will
Kendrick (Carrabelle) who serves.
a portion of the affected area in
the Legislature.
"The commercial fishing, oyster
harvesting, and other businesses
that rely upon Apalachicola Bay
for their livelihood desperately
need this assistance now," said
Governor Bush. "I appreciate the
prompt response by the federal
government to honor our request
so that these Floridians do not
suffer any further economic
Economic Injury Disaster Loans
are made available to small busi-
nesses unable to pay bills and
meet expenses because of this
disaster. The deadline for busi-
ness owners and agricultural co-
operatives to apply for federal as-
sistance is August 21, 2002.
"I am extremely pleased with the
cooperation and commitment of
Governor Bush to help people that
depend upon Apalachicola Bay,"
said Representative Kendrick.
'These people need our help now
more than ever, and I am so
pleased that the Governor and I
were able to respond as a team to

Per the request of the Governor,
representatives from his office
and various State agencies will be
on hand locally to provide assis-
tance and answer questions,
Thursday, November 29, in the
courtroom at the Franklin County
Courthouse, Apalachicola. These
representatives will be available
from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and
will also give presentations at 2:00
p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on the vari-.
ous types of assistance available
to include SBA economic injury
loans. Impacted residents are
asked to bring proof of identifica-
tion, residency, loss of income,
commercial licenses (e.g., oyster
and/or fishing), and information
regarding dependent children.
The agencies present at the
Thursday resource meeting in-
clude: the Governor's Office of
Tourism, Trade and Economic
Development; Department of Chil-
dren and Family Services. Depart-
ment of Community Affairs; De-
partment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services; Agency for
Workforce Innovation; Workforce
Florida Inc.; Gulf Coast Regional
Workforce Board, Big Bend Jobs
and Education Council; and vari-
ous voluntary services agencies,

The Bishop of the Central Gulf Coast, Charles F. Duvall,
proclaimed Easter week, 2000, George L. Chapel Week at
Trinity Church, Apalachicola in appreciation of
distinguished and untiring service as Chairman of the
Clergy Search Committee and Senior Warden.
He had a keen and intensive interest in the preservation of local his-
tory, and was involved in grant-writing projects for the upkeep of the
city-owned Raney House. In an article for the Chronicle commemo-
rating the Raney House preservation efforts, he wrote:
Improving the maintenance, preservation, and expansion
of the museum and its collections will call for renewed
and diversified attention to the challenges of limited re-
sources, fundraising, income flow and endowment. Hav-
ing gone through a number of differing experiences and
arrangements during which, for a number of years, over
100 people went through the Raney each week; evaluat-
ing, monitoring, and reducing wear and tear on the build-
ing while increasing usage and revenue, will prove espe-
cially challenging.
"There are gaps in the museum's presentations which
need to be better filled reflecting Florida's multicultural
diversity spanning from the time of the Paleo-Indians
through the earlier and later Spanish periods, the activi-
ties ofthe British and Scottish fur traders, the days as a
major cotton port, the Civil War era, the lumber milling
period, river and sea activity, the early fishing and can-
ning industry, railroads, and amphibious training in
World War II, to the natural wonders of the estuary."
George was also instrumental in obtaining the designation of the his-
torical society as Citizens Support Organization for the John Gorrie
State Museum. He wrote the walking tours of Apalachicola and a
number of background papers on John Gorrie, the inventor of an ice
machine in the 1850s. Often, along with other historical society mem-
bers, he conducted tours of Apalachicola as visitors were bussed inI
from Panama City or Tallahassee.
The Raney House is currently undergoing repairs through a grant
written by Mr. Chapel. George also consulted with owners and state
agencies about several historic buildings in town, especially the Orman
home recently purchased by the state of Florida.

In the lobby of the Dixie Theatre, Spring 2000.

Continued on Page 4

Page 2 30 November 2001


The Franklin Chronicle



November 20, 2001
Present: Chairperson:
Eddie Creamer; Commis
sioner: Cheryl Sanders;
Commissioner Clarence
Williams; Commissioner
Bevin Putnal and Com-
missioner Jimmy

Municipal Service Benefit
Unit Fees
Steve Fling, head of the Franklii
County United Firefighters, pre
sented his arguments for increase
ing MSBU fees, and requested
hearing for this, which was ap
proved by the Commissioners
Please see the separate story by
Rene Topping on this subject.

County Extension Director
Bill Mahan reported that several
units of the University of Florida's
Institute of Food and Agricultura
Sciences (UF/IFAS) will be force
into closure or relocation due t(
the state's revenue shortfall. Two
4-H camps will be closed and thi
state 4-H program will be severely
impacted by the budget cuts, ac
cording to Damon Miller, assis
tant Dean for 4-H program's at the
University's Institute. The 4-I-
camp Cherry Lake near Madisor
and the camp Cloverleaf nea:
Lake Placid will be closed.
Mahan added that the Universit
of Florida Aquaculture Farm in
Blountstown is "expected to be
closed." Long stereotyped as
program only for farm kids wh(
raise cows and bake apple pie, tht
4-H program has changed with
the times and reached out t(
youth in urban, suburban and
rural areas. The program's offer
ings still include agriculture, and
they have expanded to encompass
computers, the environment
public speaking, community ser
vice and other projects of interest
to today's young people.
Mahan also reviewed for the Comi
missioners the report about a
November 14th meeting with clam
aquaculture leaseholders, where
applicants selected their least
sites. 46 lease sites were distrib
uted at the meeting' held a'
Carrabelle's Senior Citizen Cen
ter. The next step is to submit the
leas list to the'"Governor anc
Cabiifetf' fbr "'ap-provai .',Ute slie
Sturmer will be .working.with Bil
Mahan to review and conclude
survey specifications for bids.,
Mahan reported that an indepen
dent lab in Maryland might be
come the second analysis point for
'meat and water analyses of sus
pected red tide toxicity but as o
November 20th, a second lab has
not been used.

David Hell

Bay Closures
David Heil of the Department. ol
Agriculture division of aquacul-
ture spoke in response to ques-
tions from the Commissioners
about bay closures. He described
the conditions for testing and
analysis and indicated the prob-
lems existing with toxicity residue
left behind by the red tide. Sandra
Alley also spoke to those issues,
outlined in more detail in a story
by Rene Topping elsewhere in this

Joe Donovan

Emergystat, Inc.
Joe Donovan, a former retired fire
chief from Ohio, and now chief
executive officer for EMERGY-
STAT, Inc. appeared before the

Commissioners to request finan-
cial assistance in the operation of
the ambulances serving Franklin
Jimmy Mosconis interrupted,
"Wait a minute. Wait. Wait. Wait...
When you'll took this over, you
knew what you were getting into.
Also, we ... gave you people more
money than what you asked for
to take it over. You knew what
your obligation was gonna be. You
were going to have two (ambu-
lances) in the county. You knew
what it was going to take to staff
it ... You knew all of that going
into this thing. We even gave you
$2500 a month more than what
you all were willing to come here
and do it for..." Mosconis pointed
out to Donovan the successes of
the First Responders in Franklin
County. He said, ... It might be
that you'll need to get with those
people and make sure you're com-
municating, to maximize the ef-
forts of those volunteers that are
n out there in the field, to stabilize
-people that get hurt, have heart
attacks, etc. until the ambulance
a can get there..."
Donovan responded with the ob-
y servation that the numbers of
runs has dropped but that this
did not affect costs. He argued for
reducing staff and ambulance
availability. Mosconis asked
1 Donovan if he had met with the
s First Responders. No, he had not,
1 but he considered them part of
d the answer to this problem, jug-
o gling costs with the risk of unex-
o pected demands for ambulance
e services at both ends of the
County. Cheryl Sanders asked if
- EMERGYSTAT, Inc. should be
talking'with Das See, their con-
e tractor party, on this issue? The
_ County Attorney Al Shuler said he
n was not sure why EMERGYSTAT,
r Inc. was here talking with the
Commissioners about public
policy when a contract existed.
Y "All they need to do is live up to it
e (the contract)" Shuler said.
a Donovan said EMERGYSTAT, Inc.
o could not run two ambulances
e 24-hours per day. 'The hospital
1 is losing considerably more money
o than we've requested," Donovan
I said. The other option that exists
is for EMERGYSTAT, Inc. to con-
d fer with Das See, with the expec-
s station that they will not have the
money to operate additional am-
-bulances, and the outcome may
t be EMERGYSTAT, Inc. pulling out.
of the contract.
Mosconis pointed out to Mr.
SDonovan that in Franklin County,
Small the equipment is already paid
.for by the county, and "...we're
e putting in a good healthy chunk
Sof money every month to this op-
t eration... Skip Chormicle, man-
- ager of EMERGYSTAT, Inc., said
e he had met with the First Re-
j spenders in Franklin County and
e that they had a "good working re-
I lationship." He pointed out that
e EMERGYSTAT was supplying the
First Responders with oxygen,
"which is something that the hos-
pital was doing previously" ...
r "We'have also offered any dispos-
Sable supplies that they were go-
f ing to use up..." Donovan pointed
s out that government funding
sources for rural hospitals have
decreased 4-5% per year while
their costs continue to go up. The
dilemma, posed in rural counties,
is to either reduce services or in-
crease subsidies since the county
population is stable, looking for
more customers for medical ser-
vices is futile. Mosconis suggested
that the county might be able to
provide space for facilities on
county-owned property to help
EMERGYSTAT, Inc. costs.
Donovan announced he would
consult with the hospital again,
and return.

Director of Administrative
Alan Pierce reported on the fol-
lowing. The numbered para-
graphs refer to his memoranda.
2 After the last Board meeting I
was instructed to verify with
Roddenberry Surveyors that for
$3000 they can do the type of
survey needed to get a DEP per-
mit for a sand groin system to be
. used on Alligator Point. I spoke
to Thurman Roddenberry last
week and he said while he had
given someone a quote of $3000

tor a survey of a beach 6000 feet
long with a transit every 500 feet
going out 100 feet from the shore,
he would not guarantee that such
a survey would be adequate for
an experimental DEP permit. Fur-
ther, he said he had never actu-
ally done such a survey, but in
his opinion taking transits every
500 feet was not enough to de-
velop an adequate profile of the
beach. I have attempted to con-
tact Catherine Florko, DEP, to go
over the surveying requirements
but have not been able to do so.
At this point I ask that the Board
not proceed with the survey until
we have some assurance it will be
adequate, and until we have some
idea what else is going to be
needed to complete the DEP per-
mit for a sand groin. Essentially,
what happened at last meeting is
that the two potential contractors
shifted the responsibility for get-
ting the DEP per m-it from them-
selves to the county. I believe they
sought this because they know
that getting a permit is a very time
consuming process.
4 The Board was provided with
a copy of Notice to Proceed issued
to C.W. Roberts for the Airport
Access Road. A pre-construction
meeting on Nov. 28 has been set
up by Dames & Moore, but Mr.
Shuler needs to advise the Board
on whether the Board can break
the contract and allow the project
to be. completed by Preble-Rish.
Now is the time for this to occur,
so that Preble-Rish can be fully
in charge of the construction
.phase ofthe project.
5 Board action to award the re-
surfacing of CR 67 to C.W. Rob-
erts as recommended by Preble-
Rish. Their bid of $759,000 is
more than the amount of money
to be received by the state, but
Preble-Rish had put in the bid
package what is known as a de-
ductive alternate, meaning there
is a price per ton for the actual
asphalt used, so if the project does
not use all the asphalt the county
will pay less than the bid award.
But even if the project requires the
full amount the county has the
additional funds in its gas tax
fund. The state share is approxi-
mately $680,000, so as designed
the county will be obligated for
approximately $80,000. The
Board approved.'
9 The Planning and Zoning Com-
mission met in regular session on
Nov. 13 and recommends the fol-
lowing action:
A) on development within the
Critical Shoreline, the following
dock permits were reviewed. The
Board approved all of the follow-
ing recommendations.
*recommend approval for Charles
Tiffin to construct a private dock
on Lot 27 Sandpiper Village, St.
'George'Island. : .: -
*recommend approval for Sidney
Dumas to construct a private
dock on Lot 26, Sandpiper Village,
St. George Island.
*recommend approval for Robert
Layton to construct a private dock
at 1031 Mill Road, north of
*recommend approval for Donald
Kirksey to construct a private
dock on Lot 9, block 65, Unit 5,
St. George Island.
*recommend approval for James
and Marilyn May to construct a
private dock on Lot 3., Holiday
Beach, Unit 1, Alligator Point.
*recommend approval for Thomas
Nance to construct a private dock
at 187 Harbor Circle, Alligator
*recommend approval for Carl
Updyke to construct a private
dock at 2634 Wet Highway 98,
Lanark Village.
*recommend approval for Don
Boyd to construct a private dock
on Lot 18, Windjammer Village,
St. George Island.
B) On a request to rezone a. par-
cel of land from R-2 Mobile Home
to C4 Home Industry to allow for
an automotive repair shop on CR
67 north of Carrabelle the Com-
mission voted unanimously to
recommend denial of the request.
The request was submitted by
Angela Sheridan. The Commis-
sion was advised that this prop-

erty has been used for an auto-
motive repair business for the last
two years over the objections of
.the neighbors, and the Commis-
sion requests that the Board di-
rect Mr. Shuler to take the neces-
sary steps to have the use cease
in the residential district. The
Board denied this request.
-C) On preliminary plat approval,
the Commission recommends
approval for St. James Bay for
Phase I of Its DRI project, which
will consist of 161 single family
lots. The developer has not de-
cided whether the roads will be
built and the final plat recorded
or whether they will seek a bond
for the cost of construction and
record the plat sooner. Board ac-
tion on preliminary plat approval.
The Board approved this recom-
D) On sketch plat approval, the
Commission recommends ap-
proval for a 15 lot subdivision
known as The Preserve, located
at Eleven Mile, request submitted
by Larry Witt, agent for Richard
Parvey. The lots will use aerobic
systems but there will be a com-
mon drainfield approximately
2000 feet from St. Vincent Sound.
The Board approved this plat.
F) The Board set a public hearing
during the Commission's second
meeting in January 2002 to con-
sider a land use and rezoning
change for a 2.39 acre parcel on
Begonia Street in Eastpoint, re-
quest submitted by Tom Hoffer.
The requested change is from
commercial to residential land
use, and from C4 Commercial
Residential zoning to R-7 Multi-
family Medium Density Residen-
tial zoning. The request is so that
.Mr. Hoffer can build some du-
plexes associated with his pro-
spective commercial enterprise.
The parcel is located behind the
Eastpoint Nursing Home, and
next to the new building supply
10 Mr.. Pierce met with repre-
sentatives of St. Joe Land Devel-
opment last week and reviewed
with them the procedures for sub-
mitting a large scale land use
change for some 600 acres at the
319/98 intersection. They plan to
submit for a transmittal hearing
in January. The proposal will
change land from Agriculture to
Mixed-Use Residential with a den-
sityof less than one unit per acre.
While the density would allow one
acre lots on aerobic systems they
plan to build a central sewer sys-
tem and pump the sewage away
from St. George Sound.



Alan Pierce As County
A Commentary By
Tom Hoffer
After all formal agended items
were disposed of, Commissioner
Jimmy Mosconis moved the Com-
missioners to adopt a County
Administrator configuration on
the County Commission, ostensi-
bly to increase efficiency, remain
abreast with the vast changes
going on in the county, and to
reflect "Franklin County Style" of
getting things done. A number of
persons remaining in the audi-
ence began to question Mr.
Mosconis about why the proposed
change. In particular, Commis-
sioner Bevin Putnal wanted to
know why it was necessary to pile
more work on the shoulders of
Alan Pierce, the proposed Admin-
istrator; Commissioner Cheryl
Sanders also voiced some concern
for the change.
Mr. Mosconis continued to dance
around the central issue that
reached back to the previous Fri-
day afternoon in the County
Clerk's office between Mr. Wade
and Commissioner Creamer.
There, the rumors indicated that
a physical confrontation took
place. Central to the issue was a
concern that the taker and keeper
of the Commission's minutes of
meetings be more directly ac-
countable to the Commission it-
self. Finally, Mr. Mosconis men-
tioned that the keeper and taker
of the minutes would be an as-
sistant to Mr. Pierce, the proposed
County Administrator, to be re-
cruited "from the existing ranks."
No specific names were men-
tioned. The County attorney read
the appropriate statute concern-
,ing the adoption of this change,
which required a formal ordi-
nance, and a public hearing. Mr.
Mosconis backed off this proposal
a little distance, indicating that
there would not need to be a for-
mal ordinance, lest "Franklin's
Style" of "body slam politics" be-
come public knowledge.
So, Mr. Pierce was "volunteered"
to look into the matter to recom-
mend to the Commissioners what
could be done to make the change
of minute taker and keeper. Mr.
Wade indicated he would be will-
ing to deputize whomever would
be nominated for this task, and
his assistant, Amelia Varnes, had
numerous suggestions to carry
otit the plan. Stay tuned.

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'The Franklin Chronicle


30 November 2001 Paee 3


For Island Residents...

From: The Board of Directors, Saint George Island Volunteer Fire
Department and First Responders, and Jay Abbott, Lee Edmiston
Jarrett Woolever and W. K. Sanders, Fire Chiefs.
As you know, the island continues to grow and more people than ever
either live here or visit the island for recreational purposes. Because
of this, your St. George Island Volunteer Fire Department continues
to grow to meet the needs of the island. For 27 years volunteers from
your fire department have responded to fire calls to protect homes
and property, as well as provide service during natural disasters such
as hurricanes, tornadoes, and downed power lines. For 15 years vol-
unteers from the First Responder Unit have responded to medical
emergencies, swimming accidents and automobile accidents, as well
as assisting the fire department with natural disasters and fires. We
are proud to have 18 Firemen and 12 First Responders (all certified),
many of which are cross-trained for both units.
We will be opening our new East End Firehouse soon. Our foam truck
has been outfitted with the Jaws of Life, for automobile accidents,
and many of the volunteers have been trained to use this equipment.
In addition, we assist the other fire departments in the county when
they need us, just like they assist us in times of need. We are growing
and increasing our training and expertise all the time. As always, we
have ongoing needs for new equipment continuing education and train-
ing, as well as equipment upgrades and repairs. We continue to pro-
vide 24-hour emergency care and fire protection, as well as service to
the community.
We are starting our 19th Annual Hat Drive. Please participate. This
hat drive provides resources needed to meet our budget needs for the
upcoming year. Your donation of $100.00 will enable you to receive a
"special" fire department hat, however, any donation will be appreci-
ated. Remember we are a non-profit organization; therefore, your do-
nation is tax deductible.

Send your contributions to: St. George Island Volunteer Fire Dept
and First Responders, Post Office Box 682, Eastpoint, Florida
We invite you to visit our new fire station located at 324 E. Pine Ave.
Jay Abbott
Fire Chief/Board of Directors
Lee Edmiston Deputy Chief West End Station
Jarrett Woolever Deputy Chief East End Station
W.K. Sanders Deputy Chief, First Responders/Board of Directors
Woody Miley, Chair; Alice Collins, V. Chair; Jayne Bamburg, Sec.;
Fred Bono, Treas.; Ollie Gunn, Sr.; Harry Arnold; Bruce Drye; Susan

The Tree Of Remembrance

The Big Bend Hospice Tree of Remembrance provides a time and
a place to remember and celebrate the lives of those we miss, or
honor those we cherish. Each bow and bell that hangs on the
Tree, located in the lobby of Apalachicola State Bank, Gulf State
Community Bank and Citizens Federal Savings Bank in
Apalachicola, Florida and Carrabelle, Florida including most of
the branch offices throughout Franklin County from November
23 through December 24, is a testament to the eternal fire that
can not be extinguished by death. The Tree, decorated with names
and messages of love, is a sacred place-a place for people to
pause and remember the people that make our holiday memories
glow with happiness. Donations made to the Tree of Remembrance
go directly to providing care, comfort and hope to the more than
800 area families that Big Bend Hospice care for each year AJI
4 donations will receive a special burning candle keepsake to hang
in a.window.or tree as a reminder that" the flame of love never
A Tree Lighting Ceremony and Service of Remembrance will be
held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 2, 2001 at Big Bend
Hospice office in Carrabelle, Floiida. The entire community is
invited to come celebrate the lives of those who are no longer with
us and together light the holiday candle of love. For further infor-
mation, please call Leonia Webster at (850) 878-5310.

Natural Resource Protection As

A Public Servant

By Woody Miley, Apalachicola National Estuarine
Research Reserve Manager
In the more than 30 years of not only developing environmental pro-
grams, but also implementing them with real people, I've learned
two paramount life lessons. First, the actions we propose to help our
natural resources impact people's lives in profound and significant
ways. Second, you must listen, listen, listen ... understand what
you're hearing ... then listen some more.
Of course, I usually remember those lessons when I'm standing in
front of a large group of concerned-sometimes even angry-citizens

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Vol. 10, No. 24,

November 30, 2001

Publisher ................... Tom W. Hoffer
Contributors .....................................: ..... Tom Cam pbell
........... Sue Cronkite
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........... Jimmy Elliott

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Citizen's Advisory Group
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Karen Cox-Dennis ................................... Apalachicola
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David Butler ........................ ............ Carrabelle
Elizabeth and Jim Sisung ........................ Eastpoint
Bedford and Eugenia Watkins ................. Eastpoint
George Thompson ................................... Eastpoint
Pat Morrison ..... ................. St. George Island
Dominic and Vilma Baragona ................. St. George Island

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who have come to a meeting to hear from us-"the experts"-that we
are planning to stop the public from doing something they've done
for years and years. They don't quite understand why or how the
action is supposed to hel them. They have only been assured by
the government that it wil. Environment protection isn't rocket sci-
ence, it's much harder than that because of the human sentiments,
property, and livelihoods that are involved.
One of greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
New is tough, people don't do "new" very well, in particular if the
new idea restricts them in any way. For instance, most, if not all of
us, can remember a smaller town from our youth. Many things have
changed. There are certainly more stop signs in our hometown now.
Environmental protection is no different. The more people, the more
environmental safeguards that are necessary.
There are at least three sides to every environmental coin. People
see things differently than I do, and from each other. This is particu-
larly true when it comes to the natural environment, a shared public
resource. Even more complicating, sometimes the public resource is
on or affected by private property rights. Doing, or not doing, envi-
ronmental protection can be viewed as vital or the will of the major-
ity. In truth, of course, it is all of these things. For example, when
the coastal construction setback line was erected on St. George Is-
land, some said that the value of real estate would plummet and
lives would be destroyed. How many of us now can afford those
multimillion dollar Gulf-front homes? When a decision is made, as
many people celebrate as weep in despair. It is all a matter of the
perspective. Getting consensus among us all is more difficult than
herding cats.
The media is looking for heroes and villains. They need good guys
and bad guys (in addition to facts) to sell their products. The prob-
lem with environmental protection is that opinion is free, but facts
are expensive. Everyone has a great theory, good idea or their own
reason for this or that. But when push comes to shove, getting all
the facts solidly behind you is always tough, often expensive, and
sometimes just not possible. Thq public has to deal with those duel-
ing scientists whose opinions, motivations, or educational stances
differ. So, what's a citizen to think when the experts can't even make
up their minds? Who should they believe? The government, of course,
is always doubted. The bottom line here is, that all people can easily
get confused ... and frankly so do I. Let's keep trying to do the best
that we can to be wise stewards of our natural resources.
Reprinted from OysterCatcher (Fall 2001)

Stronger Than Hate

By Tom Campbell
For the holidays, here are some thoughts that might bring joy.
Some lessons were learned by the two American young ladies held
captive by the Taliban in Afghanistan from August 3 until mid-No-
vember, 2001. They had been arrested for teaching Christianity in a
Muslim society. Heather Mercer and Dayna Curry were working with
an international organization, trying to help the people of Afghani-
Reporters questioning the young ladies after their release by the "op-
position forces" helped to bring focus to the experience.
One reporter questioned, "'For those who may be too sophisticated to
believe in miracles, how do you explain your release?"
"Why is it unsophisticated to believe in miracles?" Heather Mercer
responded, her big brown eyes sparkling with humor.
"Well," the reporter replied, "because there are so many different con-
.cepts of religion in the world. Look at the wars that have been fought
in the name of religion."
"Men make the wars in the name, of, religion," Heather said. "God
doesn't make the wars. Men do. In the same way that men make the
different forms of religion. How many different names have men given
to God'?"
"Exactly," the reporter exclaimed, as if he had won the point. "How
many different names does God have?"
Heather and her friend Dayna Curry then tried to explain. Heather
said, 'To discuss faith and religion in a Taliban government is a natural
thing. Even our interrogators asked us about our faith." And their
prison guards told them that they felt as if the ladies were their "sis-
They were arrested on August 3 and their trial had just begun when
the attacks on America came on September 11.
"We never got the full story of the attacks on September 11, but even-
tually understood the tragedy involved, and we prayed for the victims
and their families," said Heather. Their trial was discontinued after
the terrorist attack on.the World Trade Center in New York City, and
they were held in prison-a small, crowded room with no privacy.
Heather continued, "There were days we thought-we didn't know
what was going on. The moments I felt most afraid, I would cry out to
God and He was always with me. I could feel His presence and His
She was asked if she thought God had a purpose in all of what hap-
The ladies explained that the people of Afghanistan need prayers and
"lots of people might never have known how helpless the Afghans
are." The Taliban had been mistreating the Afghans, especially the
women and children. "God has helped us to show the great need of
the people of Afghanistan, and God will cause great good to come to
the Afghans."
Heather said, "Our hearts are committed to the Afghan people. We
love them, so we want to go back and help the Afghan people all we
The message is unmistakably one of courage and love and commit-
Heather said, 'The last three months have been the greatest terror of
my life." However, she said that her detainment by the Taliban also
proved to be an opportunity to live her faith, ultimately turning into
what she called "a miracle."
The miracle, as she explained, occurred when the Taliban forces moved
south out of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, and took the prisoners
with them. Eight workers, including Heather and Dayna, were held
"We didn't know what would happen to us," Dayna explained. "We
might have been held as hbstages.,We could have been killed by bombs
from the allied planes."
Heather said. "When we heard the bombing, I hid under my bed and

prayed. Many people were praying for us-every since our arrest back
in August. Eighty percent of the charges against us were false. But
we had been in an Afghan home and we hadread a story from a book
about Jesus. An Afghan boy liked it and wanted the book. We couldn't
give him the book, but I copied the story for him and gave him the
copy. The Taliban used that as evidence against us that we were
teaching Christianity and it was against their law to do that in a
Muslim nation."
She continued, "We despaired that we might not get out alive. But
through it all, we were never really sick. We were not harmed. The
war was intensifying, but we got through by faith and prayers."
Dayna said, "Because we were there, the prayers for Afghanistan were
increased, and we believe God will do great good for that country's
Heather said, "At the last, when the Taliban were escaping to the
south, for some reason, they decided to abandon us. We were petri-
fied. We didn't know what would happen to us. But suddenly the
Opposition Forces-the Northern Alliance-their soldiers were there
and they told us we were free. Shelter Now International was our
sponsoring group, and the anti-Taliban forces liberated us from the
prison after the Taliban fled."
Dayna said, "There is a force stronger than hate, and it is love. That
love was made obvious to us and resulted in a miracle."
Heather said, "No matter what happens now, we want to continue to
love and serve the Afghan people."
Commitment to love and service is tremendously valuable in life. Love
for friends and family is right up there with love for God and country.
Heather summed it up when she said, "The hope for peace is that
concept of love can spread throughout the world, revealing that there
may be many different names for God, as men have labeled Him, but
there is only one God-the God of love and peace."
That may be the greatest miracle of all.

The Hype About "Harry"

By Tom Campbell
Much of the hype about "Harry
Potter" stems from the fact that it
is a film produced by Warner
'Brothers, a movie company which
is part of the conglomerate known
as AOL Time Warner (America On
Line, Time and Warner Brothers).
CNN-TV is a company in that
same big corporate power.
But there is a great deal of true
magic at work in this fantasy for
children. Consider the fact that
J.K. Rowling spent five years re-
searching and writing the first
book.(there are now a total of four
and she is working on the fifth).
There is a great deal of ancient
mythology hidden in the tale, but
it is basically an action-oriented
children's book. In the movie, Di-
rector Chris Columbus consulted
frequently with the author and
has presented the wonderful story
of the book faithfully.

The movie is certain to become a
classic film. Critics have declared
themselves "spellbound by the
magic" of the movie "Harry Potter
And The Sorcerer's Stone." Open-
ing the weekend before Thanks-
giving, the movie broke all records
and is on track to become "the
biggest-grossing film of all time."
One critic wrote: "It's scary, dark,
and it's funny-with special ef-
fects that will make the hairs on
the back of your neck stand up."
It is already being call 'The Wiz-
ard of Oz" of its time. This reviewer
went back to see it a second time,
just because you can't take it all
in on the first viewing.
One of the simple messages of the
movie is: "Be thankful every day
for what you have, because it all
could be swept away from you
Harry is an 11-year-old boy who

Camera angles and expert work, is everybody's ordinary hero. H
highly creative technical and spe- is someone every child wants to
cial effects, superb acting and di- believe in, because he is just or
recting, all of these and more con- diary like everybody else, and ye
tnbute to the extraordinary' suc- he fights evil and conquers it wit
cess:pi#the movie: courage and is loyal to his friends
To be picky, one criticism You'doi't nied to buy any of th
emerges. John Williams' musical toys and products spawned by th
score for the film is fanciful and books and movie, but any child
perfect-just as you'd expect from of any age over six should be abl
this master. But at times the to enjoy the film. Parental guide
music overwhelms the action and ance is advised for some of th
leads the audience. Some won't scary scenes.
be bothered, because the music Harry's best qualities are his kind
is terrific, but it becomes notice- ness, courage and decency. Th
able in a few moments where teaches many lesson
builds to a height ahead of a cli-mo earning and lvg de
max or a scary scene. But that's worth learning and living dayb
searching for something to be day.
critical about the movie.

Hoaxes Punishable With Prison Time

State leaders from the Florida
Department of Education, the
Florida Department of Law En-
forcement (FDLE) and the Florida
Association of District School Su-
perintendents (FADSS) have been
working together over the last sev-
eral weeks to ensure the safety
and security of schools in Florida.
As part of that effort, these coor-
dinating agencies are issuing a
public reminder regarding the
penalties for the use of a hoax
weapon of mass destruction.
As defined in Florida statute, any-
one who "manufactures, pos-
sesses, sells, delivers, displays,
uses, threatens to use, attempts
to use, or conspires to use, or who
makes readily accessible to oth-
ers, a hoax weapon of mass de-
struction 'with the intent to de-
ceive ... commits a felony of the
second degree." A person con-
victed of such a crime faces a
$10,000 fine and up to 15 years
in prison.
"Any of our regular education stu-
dents who engage in a hoax to use
a weapon of mass destruction will
be recommended for expulsion
without the opportunity for place-
ment in an alternative school,"




said Hillsborough County Super-
intendent and FADSS President
Earl Lennard. "We will have zero
tolerance for such behavior."
Officials continue to stress that
stiff penalties will be enforced
across the state for people who
commit acts like these that
threaten the security of students,
teachers and administrators in
schools. In the last month, at least
30 people in Florida have been
arrested for hoax terrorist threats.
'This kind of behavior is unac-
ceptable! It is not only a substan-
tial drain on the resources of law
enforcement and emergency ser-
vices personnel, but it diverts re-
sources from legitimate public
safety needs of our citizens. We
have zero tolerance for anyone
who utilizes a hoax device or ob-
ject that appears to contain An-
thrax or any other dangerous sub-
stance for whatever reason. We
will aggressively investigate every
threat whether real or a hoax-
to ensure justice is brought to
those responsible for such acts,"
stated FDLE Commissioner Tim

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The more visible of Mr. Chapel's activities include his founding of the
Ilse Newell Concert Series, now in its 16th year. Typically scheduled
on Sunday afternoons at 4, at Trinity Episcopal Church or the reno-
vated Dixie Theatre, the concert series has featured literally hun-
dreds of musical artists from the region, state and local areas, at-
tracting 150-300 persons for each of the seven or eight concerts each
season. In recent years, the final concert of the season has been staged
in Lafayette Park, very near the Chapel home. In this year, George
sold his home shared with his "adopted family", David and Diane
Jones, and moved to a rented home on the west side of town. There
were plans to build,a new residence in Eastpoint at the time of his
Mr. Chapel was a devoted member of the Trinity Episcopal Church,
having served as Vestryman and Senior Warden in recent years. His
leadership and familiarity with,church history and finances formed a
solid foundation for church operations during the long period of iden-
tifying candidates to fill the vacancy left by Father Tom Weller. Father
Joseph Knight was confirmed as his replacement.
George was also one of the executives directing the ill-fated Franklin
County aquaculture project in the early 1990s when leases were re-
jected by the Franklin County Commission, thus ending the demon-
stration project. Started during the Governor Martinez administra-
tion, Mr. Chapel coordinated training efforts in a first-time effort by
the State of Florida to fund oyster aquaculture and provide for the
innovation of growing oysters in Apalachicola Bay. Several state agen-
cies were directly involved in supporting the training effort, along
with the chief training agency, the Harbor Branch Oceanographic
group from Fort Pierce, Florida.
The project submerged into controversy as proposals were made for
leasing small portions of Apalachicola Bay. Later, a similar project
was started in the Cedar Key area, including clam aquaculture. Les-
sons learned from the Franklin County experience were incorporated
into the revised administrative structure at Cedar Key, and the project
had a much better outcome, now developed into a major aquaculture
industry in that part of the state.
Mr. Chapel's parents were Leslie Thomas Chapel and Margaret Rose
Craig, who preceded him in death. Father Leslie Thomas died in Au-
gust 1964. His mother died when George was 6 years old, in 1941.
George was raised by his uncle and aunt, Edward and Mary Alice
Matthew. He spent the years 1935 to about 1952 in the Panama Ca-
nal Zone where his father and uncle had worked as engineers. When
he eventually moved to Apalachicola, his aunt lived at 163 Avenue B
in Apalachicola, the address for Mr. Chapel following her death. Mrs.
Matthews was very active in public service work, especially widely
known as a contributorto the local American Red Cross. Mr. Chapel's
"home-of-record" was 163 Avenue B from 1954 through 1966 although
he wa a ULnited Stales Naval officer from 1958 to 1964
Mr. Chapel attended officer Candidate School at Newport, Rhode Is-
land in 1958 prior to receiving his commission in the U. S. Navel
Reserve. He served on the USS Lexington, an aircraft carrier, as Intel-
ligence officer for three years (1961-1964), and in a variety of other
posts at Pearl Harbor, Naval Air Station, Alameda and Jacksonville
Florida) and by 1965, in the U.S. Department of State as an Analyst.
Mr. Chapel was a graduate of the University of the South; Sewanee,
Tennessee (1958) and attended Vanderbilt University and American
University in later years. He earned his grade school diploma in 1949
in the Panama Canal Zone, and began his high school education in
the zone, finishing high school in Marietta, Ohio in 1953. From there
he entered the University of the South. He was a member of the Ma-
sons from 1966, and Omicron Delta Kappa, the leadership fraternity
during college. He was also a member of the Kappa Sigma social fra-
ternity in college.

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Quiet, Thoughtful Person Who

Loved Apalachicola

By Sue Cronkite
George Chapel was not very imposing in stature. He had a soft voice
and a quiet demeanor. He was basically a gentle soul, except when it
came to Apalachicola and its prominent place in the history of the
area. He was almost territorial and at times seemed to believe his was
the only way and his beloved Historical Society the only avenue for
showing off historically significant buildings and properties.
That was the public George. He wasn't easy to get to know well. His
reticence kept him from proclamations of his aims, but behind the
scenes George worked to keep the public spotlight on the real
Apalachicola and what it is a lively seafood and fishing village worthy
oi preservation and restoration.
He was a friend to residents and tourists who derive pleasure from
observing how it must have been here a hundred years ago. Many
come to look at and become a part of a place where people are com-
fortable with who they are, where they are, and their significance in
its unique history.
Apalachicola lost a friend in George Chapel, not in an argument, but
from death. He was a rare person who came to the bay area years
ago, and stayed, and made an effort to preserve its beauty and es-
sence of friendliness. One almost couldn't make him mad, or hurt his
feelings, or back him down in an argument.
As I mourn George's passing, I am reminded how valuable a life is,
how remarkable it is that people are, that they care about other people
and a place, that they die from-illnesses, even when their presence
and efforts are still needed. Like George.

sifed as a security (same as shares of stock), and investment can not
be amortized or written off as an intangible asset. Also important that
contract start off this way originally and not be changed later on just
to make it qualify as a capital gain, or auditors can quickly disallow
it. See exceptions below.
* Same as above except original contract started out as an employ-
ment agreement, but was quickly changed within a few years to be an
investment agreement where a management company was hired to
do all of the work originally assigned to the franchisee. This practice
is very common today with motel franchisees and most sales, liqui-
dations, etc. all generally qualify as capital gains/losses.
* Most investment type contracts that have some risk of loss (corpo-
rate bonds are good examples) even though they may offer a so-called
guaranteed return. The fact that they can increase or decrease in
value (gain or loss) when liquidated, cashed in, sold, etc. makes them
qualify as capital gains or losses.
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Library Happenings


Tax Letter And

Social Security


In spite of reports to the contrary last year, it doesn't now appear that
IRS will take any aggressive action against employers and others that
issue 1099 forms that are incomplete or show incorrect SS numbers.
This is also in spite of the fact that they routinely receive approxi-
mately 400,000 such forms every year for past several years that
show no SS numbers, which makes it impossible for them to match
forms with tax returns and look for unreported income.
Even though tax rebate checks were supposed to be limited to $300,
$500, and $600, depending on filing status, numerous checks were
issued for larger amounts since they also included various tax credits
due taxpayers (erroneously omitted on original refund checks) that
caused severe problems when taxpayers tried to cash them. This was
especially true with those for more than $600. Some individuals had
to wait several weeks, even a month, before checks could be cashed
when IRS finally notified banks of their mistake.
Standard deduction for Single will increase to $4,550 this year (2001),
$150 more than 2000, Married Filing Joint will increase to $7,600,
$250 more than 2000, while Head Of Household will increase to
$6,600. Single and Head Of Household will each increase $150 for
2002, and Married Filing Joint will increase $250 to $7,850.
Personal exemption will increase $50 for each year, $2850 for 2001
and $2900 fdr 2002. Maximum amount of gifts to avoid gift tax is still
$10,000 per individual for this year, but will increase to $11,000 next
year. This is the first time this figure has changed for such a .long
time that very few people can even remember when it was any differ-

New tax bill recently passed by the House allows individuals to de-
duct small sums for charitable contributions as an Adjustment (Be-
fore Adjusted Gross Income) starting in 2002 that's almost a joke
since maximum deduction is only $25 for single and only $50 for
married. Maximum increases to $50 single and $100 married in 2004,
$75 single and $150 married in 2007, and $100 single and $200
married in 2010 and thereafter.
Tax savings for the average individual in lowest tax bracket is almost
nothing even in 2010 when maximum deduction goes up to $100 and
$200 respectively that average individual in virtually all income brack-
ets is expected to automatically deduct with or without proof or docu-
mentation. Bill is not expected to pass the Senate, but no big deal
even if it does pass, and is signed by the president.
Another proposal in same bill this is not a joke since it can result in
substantial tax savings for individuals in all income groups, but es-
pecially those in middle and high income groups is one that permits
individuals age 70-1/2 and over to transfer IRA accounts to chari-
table organizations without making it subject to income tax, or to the
itemized deduction and personal exemption phaseout required by
present law. Change would also start in 2002 but no other details
were disclosed.
Since capital losses can be offset only against capital gains, and the
total (net) deductible capital loss is still limited to only $3,000 for
virtually all individuals except married filing separate that's limited
to only $1,500 per year, tax shelter promoters, and even tax practitio-
ners have been devising various financial schemes that change ordi-
nary income (mostly unearned income in the dividend, rental, royalty
category) to capital gains if there is a gain, but not to capital losses if
there are losses. Obviously, IRS takes a rather dim view of these kinds
of deals and are quick to rule that most are abusive in practically all
cases where ordinary income, especially earned income, is reclassi-
fied as capital gains to not only offset large capital losses, but also
take advantage of low capital gain tax rates where ever there are gains.
As most tax practitioners well know, capital gains and losses must
originate from the sale or liquidation of an investment including but
not limited to securities, real estate, business entities, etc., etc., that
often have only a very small hair of thread that separates them from
ordinary income that auditors routinely rule to be ordinary income.
Typical examples of the type of deals that are currently being mar-
keted, and or have been promoted during the past few years that try
to accomplish this, and have even been successful in some cases
where they have escaped audit include the following;
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(850) 926-8215 or (850) 926-2664

TIGERS participants Chris Petsch, Sabrina Evans. and
Roderick Robinson receive Gulf Coast Workforce Board
.Special Recognition and a Gift Certificate for exemplary
membership, leadership, and service as TIGERS Teen
Council Officers.

Youth Program Reports
Responding to Brian Goercke
from Zimbabwe, the WINGS/TI-
GERS Program participants will
be raising money to assist
three-year-old Tariro Mushava.
who is in need of heart surgery.
Members of the TIGERS Teen
Council agreed to join together to
help Brian ir his efforts to have
the child flown to the United
States for treatment. Energetic
and enthusiastic students from
the Franklin County Public
Library's Eastpoint Branch,
Carrabelle Branch and from the
Program Center in Apalachicola
were planning a Gala Car Wash
at Pearl Linen on Highway 98 in
Eastpoint. Look for-.WINGS;L
STIGEkR sighs ard Ilye r-. and spe"
cial postings from Pearl Linen.
At the Gulf Coast Workforce Board
Annual Dinner Banquet Meeting
at the Boardwalk Beach Confer-
ence Center in Panama .City on
October 18th, three TIGERS par-
ticipants received Special Recog-
nition and a Gift Certificate from
Wal-Mart. Chris Petsch and
Sabrina Evans from Carrabelle,
.and Roderick Robinson from
Apalachicola were commended by
Executive Director Kim Shoe-
maker for their exemplary mem-
bership, leadership abilities, and
active service as TIGERS Teen
Council officers during the past
participants arranged a World
Class Buffet to share the Thanks-
giving spirit with foods from vari-
ous cultures and countries. Stu-
dents from the three locations
brought a variety of ethnic and
cultural potluck dishes to the New
Life Center in Apalachicola.
Library Hours
Beginning November 27th, the
Carrabelle Branch of the Franklin
County Public Library will be open
to the public on Tuesdays from
10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and
Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until
5:00 p.m. There will be no library
hours in Carrabelle on Thurs-
days, Fridays, and Saturdays
while staff and volunteers are in
the process of moving into the new
building. WINGS, TIGERS, and
FROG Family Learning Programs
will continue on their regular
schedule. Eastpoint Branch
hours are Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday from 12:00 6:00
p.m. and Friday from 12:00 7:00
p.m. For more information, please
call Carolyn Sparks at 697-2366
or Eileen Annie at 670-8151.

Friends Events
The Friends of the Franklin
County Public Library, Inc. will
meet on Thursday, November
29th at 7:00 p.m. in the Eastpoint
Branch of the Library. Planning
for the library's growth and de-

velopment will, be a topic of dis-
cussion at this important meet-
ing. Everyone is welcome. Re-
freshments will be served.
The Friends of the Franklin
County Public Library will be
holding a special Holiday Book
Sale outside of the temporary
Carrabelle Branch during the last
week in November. Almost new
and slightly used hardback books
perfect for gift giving will be avail-
able along with popular' paper-
backs. There are many items still
needed for the library. Book sale
funds will be used to benefit the
new Carrabelle Branch book col-
lection and supplies.

FROG Family Learning
Eileen Annie, Library Director,
announces that the Franklin
County Public Library has re-
ceived a third year of Florida Li-
brary Literacy Grant funding.
TREE-FROG III (Together Reach-
ing Everyone Everywhere-
Families Read On Grant) will con-
tinue to provide innovative library
based adult learning programs,
The third in the series. of FROG
Family Learning Program spon-
sored storytelling sessions is
planned for Tuesday, November
27th in the temporary Carrabelle
Branch of the Franklin County
Public Library on Marine Street
at 6:00 p.m. Popular storyteller
and author, Dawn Evans Radford,
will be on hand providing a won-
derful range of tales including
some fascinating local history.
Ms. Radford has been the guest
speaker in the Eastpoint Branch
of the Library and in the New Life
Community Center in Apalach-
icola. Registration is required for
this special event open to all ages.
There is no charge for the library-
based program. Refreshments will
be served. For more information,
please call Rhonda Swords at
697-2366 or Marlene Moore at
The FROG Family Learning Pro-
gram, in collaboration with the
Franklin County Health Depart-
ment, will provide a CPR and First
Aid Class on Tuesday, November
27th from 6:00 7:30 p.m. at the
New Life Community Center in
Apalachicola. There is no charge,
but registration is required and
space is limited. Participants re-
ceive certificates. Please call
Marlene Moore at 670-4423.
Pre-School Story Hours is ongo-
ing on Saturdays from 10:30 -
11:30 a.m. in the Carrabelle
Branch of the Library on the 1st
and 3rd Saturday of the month
and in the Eastpoint Branch on
the 2nd and 4th Saturday. Story
Time is also held every other Sat-
urday at the New Life Community
Center in Apalachicola. Please call
Betty Stephens at 653-2784 to get
a schedule.



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hour; rage $6 to $8 per hour. Irregular hours--averages 15 to 20 hours per
week. minimum 8 hours per week. Substitutes during vacations, sick days,
or other days w hen regular stalT cannot drive. REQUIREMENTS: Must
have flexible schedule including evenings and weekends. Possess a class D
driver's license. Likes books and people. Good driving record. Familiar
with libraries and library procedures. Must be able to load and unload
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The Franklin Chronicle


30 November 2001 Page 5

f Theatre


10th Season

It's Theatre time again in Wakullal
Plans are underway for the cel-
ebration of Wakulla Community
Theatre's tenth season, high-
lighted by a holiday production of
ANNIE, one of the world's best-
S loved musicals at the Sopchoppy
Theatre, 164 Yellow Jacket Av-
The 2001-02 season opened with
an encore production of the WCTs
recent musical revue, BY RE-
QUEST, at the beautifully re-
stored Dixie Theatre in
Apalachicola. Director Reba Ma-
son received an invitation for the
WCT to return after KISS ME,
KATE played to a warm and en-
thusiastic reception in April.
Following BY REQUEST, the
Wakulla Players moved quickly
into rehearsal for ANNIE with per-
formances to kick-off the holiday
season December 7,8, and 9.
ANNIE is based on the comic strip
Little Orphan Annie, and is a fam-
ily show for all ages. Besides the
heroine, there are nine orphan
girls, billionaire Oliver Warbucks,
is secretary Grace, the embit-
tered Miss Hannigan, and many
other interesting characters.
Tickets are $ 10 & $5 and may be
purchased at the door. For infor-
mation, call Sopchoppy Educa-
tion Center at 962-2151. A mati-
nee will be held Sunday, Decem-
ber 9 at 3 p.m. Other shows are
at 7:30 p.m. Groups rates avail-
The WCTs first show was THE
March, 1992. Nine major Broad-
way musicals and six musical re-
vues with a total of fifty-four per-
formances have followed.
The theatre is an activity of the
Wakulla County School Board's
Community Education program

Players Perform
The Panhandle Players will be
doing a different show this year.
You might call it a potpourri of
music, comedy, drama and lots
of fun! "American Holiday" takes
the audience through the seasons
with some light musical comedy
as in Royce Hodge and Cynthia
Rew's interpretation of "It Ain't
Necessarily So". The newly formed
barbershop ensemble will delight
the audience with an old favorite
and a new surprise. David McLain
takes us back to Janis Joplin's
time with one of her originals.
It certainly is appropriate to hear
Eastpoint Postmaster Cathy
Watts give an explanation of the
"Pledge of Allegiance".. Aisha
Moughrabi delights us with fiddle
and violin music along with some
cloggers. Inspirational, original
and patriotic poetry. and music
and dance are also part of the
,show. The show will be performed
Friday, December 7 and Satur-
day, December 8 at 8 p.m. at the
Dixie Theatre in Apalachicola.
Tickets may be purchased from
any Panhandle Player member or
at the door the nights of the
After expenses, the proceeds are
designated for the relief effort in
New York City.-

Vivaldi Concert

The Ilse Newell Fund for the Per-
forming Arts will present the Bay
Area Choral Society, The Trio
Internazionale and guest instru-
mentalists in a program of music
for the Advent-Christmas Season
by Antonio Vivaldi, on Sunday
December 9, at 4:00 p.m. EST, at
Historic Trinity Church,
Included on the program will be
Vivaldi's setting of "Gloria in
Excelsis" for chorus and instru-
ments, an arrangement of "Win-
and the Trio Sonata in G minor,
which will be performed by
Martha Gherardi, violin, Luciano
Gherardi, contrabass, Dr. Thomas
Adams flute, and Dr. R. Bedford
Watkins, piano.
The Ilse Newell Fund for the Per-
forming Arts is sponsored by the
Apalachicola Area Historical So-
ciety, a 501(c)-3 educational in-
corporation in State of Florida. A
$2.00 donation is requested at the
door for those not holding season

Second Concert
In Series To
Benefit The Dixie
Saturday night December 1, 2001
at 7:00 p.m. the second concert
in the Vaugely Classical series, to
benefit the Dixie Theatre Founda-
tion, will be held. The program is
entitled "Sing Joy" and will fea-
ture soprano recording artist
Sharon Tacot performing Christ-
mas holiday music. Accompany-
ing Ms. Tacot will be pianist Helen
Sharon Tacot has just released a
holiday CD "Sing Joy", with singer
Belinda Dudley and Pianist Su-
san Conrad. This appearance at
the Dixie will be her first concert
since the sold out benefit concert
to introduce "Sing Joy." Ms. Tacot
has performed with Opera in the
Ozarks, Tallahassee Symphony
and Community Chorus, Florida
State' Opera, University Sym-
phony, and University of Califor-
nia, Santa Barbara. Acting cred-
its include musical theater, film,
commercials and voice-overs.
Sharon earned a masters from the
Florida State University, with a
theater minor and is currently
collaborating with Dr. William
Johns on further study of the
This is the second concert in the
Vaguely Classical Winter Concert
Series, which, over the next sev-
eral months will bring some of the
best musical talent in the South-
eastern United States to
Apalachicola, with concert pro-
ceeds going to benefit the ongo-
ing work of the Dixie Theatre
"Sing Joy"-Saturday, December
1, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. at the Dixie
Theatre. Tickets are $10.00 and
seating is open. For more infor-
mation, contact Rex Partington at

Rep. Will S.
Named "2001
State Representative Will S.
Kendrick, (D), Carrabelle, was re-
cently recognized by the Property
Appraiser's Association of Florida.
Kendrick, a freshman legislator,
was given the "2001 Outstanding
Legislator Award" for the "great
job that he has done for our coun-
ties throughout the state," noted
Doris Pendleton, Franklin County
'Property Appraiser, during the
Kendrick's major accomplishment
for the Association came when he
challenged the Department of
Revenue (DOR) over a budget re-
quest. The DOR wanted to allo-
cate funds for the specific purpose
of litigation against small coun-
ties. Kendrick was successful in
having this request withdrawn by
the Department.
Kendrick was previously recog-
nized by the Florida Association
of Counties as Freshman Legis-
lator of the Year. He was selected
as one of the Top 10 Quick Start-
ers by the Florida Chamber, and
was presented with legislative
awards from the Small County
Coalition, and the Northwest
Florida Optometric Association.
Representative Kendrick has also
been recognized by the Associated
Industries of Florida as "the most
conservative Democrat in the
Florida House".
Rep. Kendrick represents House
District 10 which includes all or
portions of Alachua, Dixie,
Franklin, Gilchrist, Jefferson,
Leon, Levy, Marion, Taylor, and
Wakulla counties.
Property Appraiser Pendleton
stated, "We are very fortunate to
have someone like Will Kendrick
representing us; he understands
small county issues."


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franklin County

School Board

The Franklin County School
Board held a "re-organizational"
meeting Tuesday, November 20th
at Brown Elementary, 6 p.m.
Jimmy Gander was re-elected
Chairman of the Board and Katie
McKnight was re-elected
The short meeting also involved
an hour discussion on the use of
Suspension and the impact such
an imposed punishment would
have upon a student's grades. The
issue was brought forward by two
citizens who challenged the fair-
ness of suspension, representing
in their view, as depriving a disci-

Rep, Kendrick
Nominates Local
Charity To Receive
Money From The
Florida Lobbyist
State Representative Will S.
Kendrick, (D), of Carrabelle pre-
sented a check in the amount of
$500.00 to Big Bend Hospice.
The Florida Lobbying Corps hosts
an annual awards banquet
fundraiser to raise money for lo-
cal charities in the Big Bend re-
gion. Representative Kendrick
was asked to identify two groups
in his district he believed would
benefit from a donation. Repre-
sentative Kendrick nominated Big
Bend Hospice of Leon County.
Representative Kendrick and
Eamon Sharkey of the Florida
Lobbying Corps presented the
check in Tallahassee to Elaine
Bartell from Big Bend Hospice.
Kendrick represents all or por-
tions often counties and under-
stands the importance of organi-
zations like these. He appreciates
the opportunity to help in anyway
he can.
Kendrick said, "It is a privilege for
me to present this money to Big
Bend Hospice. These organiza-
tions and others like them do so
much for our community. This is
one way I can let them know how
much I appreciate all that they

Early Spring
Registration At
Early registration for the Spring
2002 semester at Gulf Coast
Community College will be con-
ducted starting November 26 30,
2001 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday through Thursday and
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridayin
the Enrollment Services/Records
Office on campus.
Registration at the Gulf/Franklin
Center is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday. An ap-
pointment needs to be made first
with Rhonda Barker, coordinator
of the Gulf/Franklin Center.
Registration at the Tyndall Air
Force Base Office is from 8 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Payments, however, need to be
made at the main campus, as well.
as purchasing of required books.
Registration for the North Bay
Center is from 10 am. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Thursday and 8
a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.
All registration fees for the spring
terms must be paid on or before
,January 4, 2002. All day and
evening classes begin January 10,
2002. For more information, call
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dent nay not nmafke up eains aind
tahrn aelde t". Lt jirlb'jl
had artiuated his coicerins ecar-
ier about the entire range os-
cipiinay actions. Teresa Ann
Martin a.j.u,-: that a choice of
making up lost grade opportui-
ties on weefcndui might pro-
Svide for a suitable alternative and
this idea was the note that ended
the discussion without any formal
action being taken. Jimmy Gan-
der moved and the proposal was
approved, to continue the School
Board .St hr arshaps. Earlier,
Board attorney Barbara Sanders
had cautioned the Board that spe-
cific disciplinary cases involving
names of students could be dis-
cussed in closed session. How-
ever, generalized policy discus-
sions could not be automatically
closed to the public.

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The Franklin Chronicle

Second Circuit

Court Report

August 10, 2001
By Sue Cronkite

The Honorable F. E. Steinmeyer
Prosecuting Attorney Adam Ruiz
Assistant Public Defender Kevin Steiger


All persons listed below are presumed innocent until found
guilty in a court of law.

Albert, Brian J.: Charged with two counts of grand theft. According to prob-
able cause report, the following allegedly occurred. On June 18, 2001. Police
officers met with Albert's sister at a pawnshop in Carrabelle and found a
computer she said had been stolen from her. Later Albert said in a sworn
statement he had stolen the computer and also items including televisions.
VCR., microwave, stereo and tool box from his parent's home, to buy crack
cocaine. Albert entered a plea of no contest, received two years probation with
credit for 59 days served, standard drug conditions, inpatient and aftercare.
and is to pay restitution, plus $295 court costs. Steiger represented the de-
Barber, Melanie D.: Charged with aggravated battery on pregnant victim.
According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred on June
15, 2001, an officer was dispatched to 398 24th Avenue, Apt. 502, and was
told that defendant had hit her roommate; who was pregnant. Defendant en-
tered a plea of not guilty. Pretrial conference set for September 17. 2001 with
public defender to be appointed.
Becton, Tony J.: Charged with sale of controlled substance. According to
probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred. On April 2, 2001. the
Sheriffs office Narcotic's Unit was conducting controlled buys of illegal nar-
cotics in the Apalachicola area. A confidential informant made a controlled
buy on the corner of 9th Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard from a
person identified as the defendant, with positive identification of the sub-
stance as crack cocaine. Defendant entered a plea of no contest, was adjudi-
cated guilty and was sentenced to three years probation, standard drug con-
ditions, to pay $295 court costs and $100 to Florida Department of Law En-
forcement. Steiger represented the defendant.
Castoldi, John: Charged with grand theft. According to probable cause re-
port, the following allegedly occurred: On May 3, 2001, an officer was dis-
patched to 104 Castoldi Street in Carrabelle where he was told by the owner of
the house that after the house was bought from the defendant, he had gotten
his belongings out of a shed, then had returned at midnight and removed a
Jacuzzi valued at $2,000.from the porch. The defendant entered a written
plea of not guilty. Arraignment was continued until September 17, 2001. Atty.
Jan Hevier represented the defendant.
Creamer, Bobby G.: Charged with driving while license suspended felony.
According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On
July, 15, 2001, the defendant was apprehended while driving an all terrain
vehicle with suspended license on Ridge Road in Eastpoint. The defendant
entered a written plea of not guilty. Arraignment and pretrial conference con-
tinued to September 17, 2001. Atty. J. Gordon Shuler represented the defen-
dant at arraignment and Steiger represented the defendant at pre-trial con-
Edgecomb, Kristen R.: Charged with sale of controlled substance and aggra-
vated assault with deadly weapon.. According to probable cause report, the
following allegedly occurred: on April 19, 2001, Franklin County Narcotics
Unit made controlled buys on Southeast Aventie C in Carrabelle of substance
tested positive as crack cocaine. On June 23, 2001 an officer was dispatched
to a residence on Bayview Drive in Apalachicola where the defendant was
charged with threatening a resident with a knife. At arraignment the defen-
dant entered a plea of no contest on the sale of controlled substance charge.
was adjudicated guilty, received three years probation with standard drug
conditions, ordered to pay $295 court costs, $100 to Florida Department of
Law Enforcement. On the assault charge the state chose not to prosecute.
Atty.. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Ellis, David: Charged with grand theft third degree. Probable cause previ-
ously published. The defendant entered a plea of not guilty. Arraignment con-
tinued until September 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Evans, Shirl D. (Brannan): Charged with battery of law enforcement officer.
resisting officer with violence, and disorderly intoxication. According to prob-
able cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On June 9, 2001, an of-
ficer responding to a call found the defendant in a vehicle stuck in the sand.
After the officer offered to take her to her brother and arrived at a house where
the resident stated her brother was not there and the defendant could not
stay. When the officer returned to give the message to the defendant the of-
ficer observed the defendant taking pills. When she was told to stop the defen-
dant screamed at and kicked the officer. While having the vehicle towed the
defendant kicked the officer, the patrol vehicle windows, and was subdued
with spray. On August 20, 2001, defendant missed court date, was ordered to
pay $3,500 bond and a warrant issued for her arrest. Steiger represented the
Ford, Tamela: Charged with two counts of obtaining or attempting to obtain
controlled substance by fraud. According to probable cause report, the follow-
ing allegedly occurred: On January 2, 2001, and February 14. 2001, the de-
fendant attempted to buy controlled substances at a pharmacy using the drug
authorization number of Dr. Thomas Merrill. The defendant entered a written
plea of not guilty, with pretrial conference set for September 17, 2001. Atty.
Rachel Chesnut represented the defendant.
Fordham, Virginia K.: Charged with grand theft of motor vehicle. According
to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On June 18, 2001.
an officer responded to a call in reference to a stolen vehicle complaint at 263
SPatton Drive in Eastpoint. Keys to a Mazda truck belonging to Alfred and
Debbie Shuler were put on a counter by Howard Millender and the defendant
left, taking the truck and $20. Later the defendant returned to the residence.
Pretrial conference was set for September 17, 2001. Steiger represented the
Graham, Anthony J.: Charged with attempted sexual battery and grand theft.
According to probable cause report, the following.allegedly occurred: On June
11, 2001, an officer was told by complainant that the defendant pulled her off
her bicycle, snatched off her shirt, and said he was going to rape her. Another
person came up and helped her get away from the defendant who then took
her bicycle. Later the officer observed the defendant in the alley on Avenue H
and chased him down. He then showed the officer where the bicycle was. The
defendant entered a plea of not guilty and pre-trial conference was set for
September 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.,
Harper, Toni Kalm: Charged with possession of controlled substance and
grand theft third degree. According to probable cause report, the following
allegedly occurred: On July 8, 2001, a report was made that several items
including a video camera, perfume, and jewelry missing from the home of
Frances Millender. The defendant had been at the home with a person who
reported he had seen the camera in the defendant's car. Officers also found
the perfume in the apartment. Earlier the defendant had been charged with
possession of a controlled substance after her husband reported she had taken
his prescription drugs. The defendant entered a plea of not guilty with pretrial
conference set for September 17, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented
the defendant.
Hicks, Milan E.: Charged with violation of injunction for protection, child
abuse, and aggravated assault with deadly weapon. According to probable
cause report the following, allegedly occurred! On April 23, 2001, an officer
was told that the defendant used a vehicle in what appeared to be an effort tc
drive the complainant's vehicle off the Apalachicola Bay Bridge on Highway
98. A witness said a young child was standing in the seat of the defendant's
truck during the incident. The defendant entered a written plea of not guilty.
Arraignment was continued to September 17, 2001. Atty. J. Gordon Shuler
represented the defendant.
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Williams, Evelyn: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon and
with battery domestic violence. According to probable cause report, the fol-
lowing allegedly occurred: On May 25, 2001, an officer was dispatched to 208
13th Street where he spoke with the defendant who told him she and her
husband had a fight. After talking with those at the scene the officer took the
husband to jail. When the officer had a conversation with the defendant's
family members it appeared that the defendant and her sister had initiated
the row and that the defendant had chased her husband with knife. The
husband was released. Arraignment was continued to September 17, 2001.

Brown, Elijah: Charged with burglary of a dwelling, resisting arrest without
violence, and criminal mischief under $200. Jury trial was continued until
September 17, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Brown, Richard Calvin: Charged with forgery and uttering a forged check.
Trial date continued until September 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defen-

PerForidaStatutes713.78(3)(b) File No.
Date of this Notice 11/20/01 Invoice No. 6822
Description of Vehicle: Make Ford Model PK Color Blue
Tag No Year 1978 tate FL Vin No. F25HNBH0114
To Owner: Arnold Robert Tolliver To Lien Holder:
113 Avenue G
Apalachicola, FL 32320

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
11/10/01 at the request of FHP that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 272.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of
the lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

STo subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 12/20/01 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 447 HWY 98 EASTPOINT, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle.,In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle-you must present personal identification, driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219

Brown, Roosevelt: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon, the
state chose not to prosecute. Steiger represented the defendant.
Calhoun, Myron J.: Charged with possession of controlled substance with
intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. The state chose not to
Prosecute. Steiger represented the defendant.
Carmichael, James Lee: Charged with driving while license suspended felony
and driving while intoxicated. On the charge of driving while license suspended
defendant entered a plea of no contest, was adjudicated guilty, received two
years probation, and ordered to pay $295 court costs. The driving while in-
toxicated charge was transferred to county court. Steiger represented the de-


vehicle you must present personal indentifiantion, driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219

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According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred. On April
19, 2001, an officer was investigating the possible theft of an outboard motor
and the defendant was asked if he knew anything about the motor. Later an
Eastpoint resident reported that he had the motor in question, had gotten it
from the defendant and another man. Pretrial conference was set for Septem-
ber 17, 2001.
Jennings, Michael A.: Charged with grand theft. According to probable cause
report, the following allegedly occurred: on June 10, 2001, an officer was told
that a Carrabelle youth was not where he was supposed to be. Later the of-
ficer received a claim about a stolen boat motor. Upon investigation, the de-
fendant was identified as one of several people who had been in a boat the
motor of which was missing. The defendant entered a plea of no contest, was
adjudicated guilty, received 71 days jail with 71 days credit for time served,
two years probation, and ordered to pay $295 court costs. Steiger represented
the defendant.
Lane, Michael W.: Charged with false imprisonment and battery domestic
violence. According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred:
on July 5, 2001, an officer was dispatched to 564 E. Bayshore Drive, then was
flagged down by the defendant who said he and his wife had a dispute, needed
a mediator and needed to get back on the road to Fort Lauderdale. The officer
was told by a Hispanic female that the defendant had pulled rings from her
hand, grabbed her purse and threw her cell phone from the window of the
moving vehicle. The officer observed bruises and scratches on the woman's
arms. Arraignment was set for September 17, 2001. Atty.. Barbara Sanders
represented the defendant.
Lawrence, Aaron: Charged with grand theft. According to probable cause
report, the following allegedly occurred: On July 10, 2001, an officer was called
to a residence on St. George Island where it was reported that someone kept
knocking on the door. The officer also found another officer who stated he saw
a person run from near a black pickup truck and into another house. Officers
learned bicycles at the truck were the property to the complainants and a
neighbor. The defendant entered a written plea of not guilty and pretrial con-
ference was set at September 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Midgley, Robert A. Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon.
According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On June
24, 2001 an officer had stopped at the intersection of Jefferson Street and old
Ferry Dock Road in Eastpoint to talk to two women about being chased by the
defendant when a third person came up and reported the defendant had threat-
ened him with a large knife attached to brass knuckles with spikes on the top,
The defendant entered a written plea of not guilty and pretrial conference was
set for September 17, 2001. Atty. John C. Kenny represented the defendant.
Price, Jeffrey L.: Charged with interference with custody. According to prob-
able cause report, the following allegedly occurred: On July 7, 2001, the de-
fendant was said to have gone with Morgan Sanford to take a juvenile to
Tallahassee and had bought a ticket to Macon, Georgia, under Sanford's name
for a juvenile. Arraignment was set for September 17, 2001. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
Price, Park McLean: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon.
According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred. On June
26, 2001, an officer was dispatched to Alligator Point where the defendant
was charged with threatening a man and his family with a knife and gun. The
defendant entered a written plea of not guilty. Steiger represented the defen-
Reeves, Danny Lee: Charged with sexual battery upon a child under 12.
Defendant entered a plea of not guilty and pretrial conference was set for
September 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Rell, Thomas Daniel: Charged with driving while license suspended felony.
According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: on July
19, 2001, an officer clocked a vehicle traveling south approximately nine miles
north of Lanark Village, and signaled it to stop. After stopping officer saw the
driver get into back seat. A computer traffic check revealed defendant's driver's
license had been suspended seven times. The defendant entered a plea of not
guilty and pretrial hearing was set for September 17, 2001. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
Shiver, Ronald S.: Charged with felony fleeing or attempt to elude, disorderly
intoxication, driving under the influence, expired driver license, and reckless
driving. Defendant entered a written plea of not guilty. Case was transferred
to county court. Steiger represented the defendant.
Thompson, Donnie H.: Charged with uttering a forged check and with resist-
ing arrest without violence. In a violation of probation hearing defendant was
charged with three counts of uttering a forged check. According to probable
cause report, the following allegedly occurred: on March 4, 2001, the defen-
dant cashed a check at the Chevron Junior Food Mart in Apalachicola written
on Bay Community School. Defendant entered a written plea of not guilty on
the check cashed at Chevron Junior Food Mart. Pretrial conference was set
for September 17, 2001. Atty. John Kenny represented the defendant.
Tomlin, Cynthia Farland: Charged with grand theft and uttering a forged
check. According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred:
in a duly sworn statement controller of Gulf Pines Hospital of Port St. Joe said
When she audited the books for Magnolia Medical it appeared that the defen-
dant had no.t deposited $11,152 in cash. A check under Dr. Thomas Merrill's
name a]so said. to havebeen cashed. The, defendant entered a written plea
Solf not guilty and arraignment was'continued to September 17. 2001. Atty.
Rachel Chesnut represented the defendant.
Wallace, Darren Lee: Charged with, sale of controlled substance and grand
theft. According to probable cause report, the following allegedly occurred: on
April 25, 2001, Franklin County Sheriffs Office Narcotics 'Unit made a con-
trolled buy in Apalachicola at 440 23rd Street of a substance which tested
positive as powder cocaine; On April 28, 2001, sheriffs officers and members
of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement attempted to make a controlled
buy of cocaine from the defendant who left the confidential informant at his
house, bought items with some of the identified cash and attempted to flee.
He and his girl friend were picked up in Gulf County and arrested. Arraign-
ment was continued until September 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defen-
Whitaker, Michael F.: Charged with grand theft. According to probable cause
report, the following allegedly occurred: On June 10, 2001, in the early morn-
ing hours, two juveniles and the defendant took a boat offshore for ajoyride to
Timber Island. The boat ran aground out in the bay and when they returned
the motor was given to another person and the others attempted to sink the
boat. Pretrial conference was set for September 17, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sand-
ers represented the defendant.


Chastain, James M.: Charged with delivery of a controlled substance to mi-
nor and criminal solicitation. Defendant entered a plea in absentia with county
court. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Collins, William J.: Charged with grand theft. Pretrial conference continued
to September 17. 2001, with trial by jury set for September 19. 2001. Atty.
John C. Kenny represented the defendant..
Creamer, Bobby G.: Charged with driving while license suspended felony.
Trial by jury was continued to September 17, 2001. Steiger represented the
Critton, Samuel: Charged with sale of controlled substance. Trial reset for
September 17. 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Cross, James: Charged with resisting officer with violence and battery. De-
fendant entered a plea of no contest to the battery charge, was adjudicated
guilty and ordered to 11 months, 29 days in jail, with credit for time served 97
days. In violation of probation hearing, adjudicated guilty, received a term of
probation of 11 months, 29 days in jail, with credit for time served 127 days.
On a charge of disorderly intoxication the state chose not to prosecute. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Dalton, Billy D.: Charged with possession outboard motor serial number re-
moved. Trial set for September 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Daniels, Andre: Charged with three counts of sale of controlled substance.
Violation of probation hearing held on sale of crack cocaine. Trial was set for
September 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Davis, Clinton W.:. Charged with dealing stolen property, possession of con-
trolled substance, possession less than 20 grams marijuana and possession
of drug paraphernalia. In violation of probation hearing defendant charged
with battery on law enforcement officer. In hearing motion to dismiss with-
drawn and motion to sever offences granted. Pretrial conference continued to
September 17, 2001, and trial set for September 19, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sand-
ers represented defendant.
Dykes, Clifford M. Jr.: Charged with possession of cannabis more than 20
grams, driving while licensesuspended felony, and felony fleeing to attempt to
elude. The defendant had entered a written plea of not guilty. Trial set for
September 17, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented defendant.
English, William Lee: Charged with sale of controlled substance. Defendant
entered a plea of no contest, was adjudicated guilty, received 180 days in jail.
with three years probation upon release, standard drug conditions, $295 court
"cost and $100 for FDLE, and given credit for time served 104 days. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Estes, Robert C.: Charged with Aggravated assault with deadly weapon, kid-
.napping, two counts of sexual battery by threats reasonably believed, and
aggravated battery with deadly weapon. Jury trial on aggravated assault con-
tinued to September 17, 2001. In hearings, motion to suppress unlawful search
granted, motion for pretrial release granted with electronic monitoring, at home
unless working, remain on medications, no contact with any state witness
and 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew ordered. Motion to exclude evidence of other
crimes denied without prejudice. Trial set for September 17, 2001. Atty. Bar-
bara Sanders represented the defendant.
Fitzgerald, Sean Patrick: Charged with murder second degree. Motion to set
bond denied. Trial continued to November 19, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders
represented defendant.
Geter, Lucile; Charged with sale of controlled substance. Defendant entered
a plea of no contest, was adjudicated guilty, received two years probation.
with 104 days jail and credit for time served 104 days fined $295. court costs
$100 FDLE. Steiger represented the defendant.
Glenn, Gerald D.: Charged with three counts of sexual battery by one in
familial authority and two counts of lewd and lascivious assault or act. Jury
trial reset for October 15, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Harris, Lataska; Charged with grand theft auto, felony fleeing or attempt to
elude anci driving while license suspended or revoked. Defendant entered a
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PeloridaStatut713.78(3)(b) File No.
Date of this Notice 11/13/01 Invoice No. 6824
Description of Vehicle: Make Ford Model Ranger Color Gold
TagNo 5595XG ear1987 State GA vinNo. IFTBRIOAOHUC32347
To Owner Ronald D. Fordham To Lien Holder: Thigpen Auto Sales. Inc.
2714 Highway 257 P.O. Box 2126
Lot 45 E. Jackson Street
Dublin GA 31021 Dublin, GA 31021

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
11/09/01 at the request of FHP that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 266.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20,00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of
the lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.

To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on l.2 all ;t 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 447 HWY 98 EASTPOINT, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost tuo this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satistfatcry arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle, In order to obtain a release of'the

The Franklin Chronicle


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Second Circuit Court from Page 6
plea ofno contest to felony fleeing to elude, was adjudicated guilty. received
three years probation. 69 days in jail with credit for time served 69 days. on
charge's of grand theft auto and driving while license suspended or revoked.
The state chose not to prosecute. Steiger represented the defendant.
Harris, Omarsharek: Charged with 'felony fleeing or attempt to elude Viola-
tion of probation hearing and jury trial continued until September 17, 2001.
Steiger represented the defendant:
Hayward, Warren L.: Charged with sale of controlled substance. Jury trial set
for September 17. 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Houston, Eddie F.: Charged with two counts of sale of controlled substance.
Trial by jury set for September 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Jones, Johnny: Charged with two counts of sale of controlled substance and
one count assault with deadly weapon. Trial by jury set for September 17.
2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Laye, Calvin: Charged with kidnapping to facilitate felony, sexual battery.
and lewd or lascivious molestation. Trial by jury set for September 17, 2001.
Atty. William Webster represented the defendant.
Lilley, Donald J.: Charged with two counts of resisting arrest with violence.
defendant entered a plea of no contest, was adjudicated guilty, ordered to 93
days jail time, two years probation, to pay $295 court costs with both counts
concurrent, ordered to standard drug conditions and peaceful contact with
complainant. Steiger represented the defendant.
McMahon, Glen: Charged with aggravated battery great bodily harm. Trial by
jury set for September 17, 2001. Atty. William Webster represented the defen-
Mellor, Dennis: Charged with three counts of battery on law enforcement
officer and criminal mischief $200 to $1,000. First count dropped to simple
battery. Defendant entered a plea of no contest was adjudicated guilty, re-
ceived one year probation, to pay $250 court costs. State chose not to pros-
ecute on other two battery counts. On criminal mischief $200 to $1,000 de-
fendant received six months probation consecutive to count one with restitu-
tion reserved. Steiger represented the defendant.
Millender, Jared Joseph: Charged with grand theft and burglary of a struc-
ture. Defendant entered a plea of no contest, was adjudicated guilty, received
13 months in Department of Corrections and upon release one year adminis-
trative probation, to make restitution and pay $295 court costs, credit forI
time served to follow by written order. On uttering forged check charge defen-
dant admitted violation of probation, received 13 months concurrent with
other charge with credit for time served to be entered by order. Defendant to
report to Department of Corrections on September 20, 2001, Attorney John
C. Kenny represented the defendant.
Norris, Kevin S.: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon. Trial
by jury set for October 15, 2001. Steiger representedthe defendant.'
O'Neal, Michael; Charged with two counts of arson first degree, retaliation
against a witness, two counts sale of controlled substance, one count posses-
sion of controlled substance. Motion to reduce $45,000 bond denied. Trial by
jury, set for September 17, 2001. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the de-
Rogers, John: Charged with two counts of worthless check over $150. Trial
by jury set for September 19, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.

Russ, Tyrone: Charged with six counts of sale of controlled substance. Trial
by jury on worthless check count set for September 17. 2001. Defendant en-
tered a plea of no contest on two counts of sale of controlled substance, was
adjudicated on each count received 24 months in Department of Corrections.
upon release 24 months probation, standard drug conditions. $295 court
costs, $100, credit for time served 104 days with second count to run concur-
rent to first; on other four counts state chose not to prosecute. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
Sanders, Anthony: Charged with sale of controlled substance. Trial by jury
continued to September 17, 200I.Steiger represented the defendant.
Sanders, Carl: Charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon. Trial
continued to October 15, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Shaw, William Areld: Charged with driving while license suspended felony.
Pretrial conference continued to September 17, 2001, with trial by jury set for
September 19, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Strops, Benny Ray: Charged with aggravated battery great bodily harm. Trial
by jury set for September 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Taylor, Sammy L.: Charged with sale of controlled substance, possession of
controlled substance intent to deliver, possession of cannabis, and resisting
arrest without violence. Trial by jury set for September 17. 2001. Atty. Bar-
bara Sanders represented the defendant.
Thompson, Donnie H.: Charged with fi e counts of uttering a forged check.
resisting arrest without violence, attempted burglary of a structure and cripli-
nal mischief $200 to $1.000 Trial by ju rn' ~n "allounts set 'or September 17.
2001. Atty. John C. Kenny represented the;defendant
Tirado, Jeremy Lee: Charged with possession of controlled substance. Trial
by jury continued to September 17, 2001. Atty. Hoot Crawford represented
the defendant.
Walden, Clara Alice: Charged with sale of controlled substance. Trial by jury
set for September 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Wallace, Kenney: Charged with sale of substance in lieu of controlled sub-
stance. Trial by jury set for September 17, 2001. Steiger represented the de-
Wallace, Rufus: Charged with aggravated assault on law enforcement officer
aggravated assault with deadly weapon, and resisting officer with violence.
Defendant entered a plea of no contest and was adjudicated guilty. The first
two counts were stipulated as lesser included offenses and defendant received
18 months in Department of Corrections with credit for time served 216 days.
on third count received 18 months in Department of Corrections, with all
counts concurrent. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Weaver, Wendell W.: Charged with possession with intent to sell cannabis
and resisting arrest with violence. Trial by jury set for September 17, 2001.
Steiger represented the defendant.
White, Damien: Charged with burglary of a dwelling and aggravated battery
great bodily harm. Counts dropped to lesser included offenses of trespass and
battery. Defendant entered a plea of no contest, was adjudicated guilty, re-
ceived 12 months probation, concurrent with any other probation, ordered to
pay $250 court costs, with restitution to be determined. Atty. Barbara Sand-
ers represented the defendant.
Williams, Deon: Charged with battery on law enforcement officer, resisting.
officer with violence and possession of less than 20 grams marijuana. The
state chose not to prosecute on the battery charge. Defendant entered a plea
of no contest to counts two and three, was adjudicated guilty and on the
Second count received 30 days jail time, a year of non-reporting probation,
$295 court costs and on count three received 30 days jail time concurrent
with that of the second count, with credit for time served to follow by written
order. Steiger represented the defendant.

PerloridaStatutes713.78(3)(b) File No.
Date of this Notice 11/20/01 Invoice No. 6827
Description of Vehicle: Make America Model 2 Door Color Brown
Tag No Year 1978 tate FL .in No. A8A067C431995
To Owner: Catherine Jacobs To Lien Holder:
P.O. Box 555
Apalachicola, FL 32329

You and each of you are hereby notified that the above vehicle was towed on
11/14/01 at the request of Gulf County that said vehicle is in its
possession at the address noted below. They the undersigned claim a,lien for
towing, storage and cost. The vehicle will be sold after 35 days from the date of
impound free of prior liens. Payment by the above date of notice in the amount
$ 404.00 plus storage charges occurring at the rate of $ 20.00 per
day from the date hereof will be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lien of
the lienor; that subsection (4) of Florida Statute 713.78.


To subsection (5) of Florida Statute 713.78
You and each of you are hereby notified that on 12/20/01 at 12:00 noon
o'clock, the vehicle described above will be sold at public auction
at: 447 HWY 98 EASTPOINT, FL From the proceeds will first be paid all
towing and storage charges plus all costs including cost for this sale. Any excess
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
You and each of you are urged to make satisfactory arrangements to pay all
charges and take possession of the said vehicle. In order to obtain a release of the
vehicle you must present personal identification, driver's license and PROOF
OF OWNERSHIP (title, registration, etc.) at the address below and pay the
P.O. Box 971
Eastpoint, FL 32328
(850) 670-8219

Yon, James C.: Charged with sale of controlled substance, battery on law
enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence, and possession of controlled
substance. Trial by jury set for September 17, 2001. Steiger represented the

Johannason, Robert M.: Charged with Possession of controlled substance
possession of cannabis more than 20 grams, alcohol beverage illegal posses-
sion by person under 21, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bondsman
to be notified and arraignment set for September 17, 2001.
Mihalich, Nicholas Thomas: Charged with attempted burglary of dwelling.
Deferred prosecution agreement on May 30, 2000. Trial by jury set for Sep-
tember 17, 2001.

Barfield, Michael W.: Charged with uttering a forged check. Defendant ad-
mitted violation of probation. Received 20 months in Department of Correc-
tions, civil judgment on financial obligations with credit for time served 510
days. Steiger represented the defendant.
Brock, Kenneth: Charged with grand theft auto. Charges withdrawn. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Brown, Elijah: Charged with leaving scene of accident with injuries. Trial by
jury set for September 17, 2001.
Campbell, Eric Leo: Charged with criminal mischief third degree felony and
grand theft. on both counts defendant ordered to five years in Department of
Corrections and civil judgment of $298 to run concurrent. Steiger represented
the defendant. .
Coatney, Donald W.: Charged with 11 counts of uttering a forged check. Hear-
ing on violation of probation continued to September 17, 2001.
Cross, James: Charged with criminal mischief third degree felony. Defendant
admitted violation of probation, was adjudicated guilty, received 11 months
29 days in jail with credit for time served 127 days, civil judgment all financial
obligations. Trial by jury set for August 20, 2001. Steiger represented the
Daniels, Farrah: Charged with battery. Probation was reinstated upon pay-
ment of $600. Steiger represented the defendant.
Daniels, Phyllecia B.: Charged with grand theft third degree. Admitted, adju-
dicated guilty of violation of probation, term six months community control
followed by one year probation, same conditions as prior probation. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Donnely, Charles: Charged with grand theft. Defendant admitted violation of
probation, adjudicated guilty, term of probation six months community con-
trol, one year probation, all prior conditions on substance abuse. Steiger rep-
resented the defendant.
Farrell, Adrian: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon. Public
Defender appointment denial. Violation of probation hearing continued to
September 17, 2001.
Keith, Jason Derrick: Charged with leaving scene of accident with injuries.
Trial by jury set for September 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Madison, Sean R.: Charged with possession of cocaine; possession of crack
cocaine and possession ofcannabis. Public Defender appointment denial. Trial
by jury set for September 17, 2001.
McAnally, Robert T.: Charged with felony fleeing or attempt to elude. Public
Defender appointment denial. Trial by jury set for September 17, 2001.
Pennington, Dustin Wayne: Charged with possession of controlled substance.
Hearing continued to September 17, 2001. Atty. Clifford Davis represented
the defendant.
Pugh, Elex: Charged with sale of crack cocaine and sale of imitation crack
cocaine. State chose to withdraw violation of probation charges. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
Richardson, Aldophous C.: Charged with murder second degree, and two
counts of lewd and lascivious assault or act. Defendant waiting on appeal,
state to notify. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.
Sanders, Anthony: Charged with possession of controlled substance. Trial
by jury continued to September 17, 2001. Steiger represented the defendant.
Stallworth, Natasha C.: Charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon.
Public Defender denial. Trial by jury set for September 17, 2001.
Stephens, Melvin: Charged with sale of controlled substance. Defendant ad-
mitted violation, was adjudicated guilty, received extended community con-
trol for two years and one-year probation. To be held until bed available. If
'successfully completes inpatient and'aftercare, community control to termi-
nate and have aftercare probation only. Steiger represented the defendant.
Townsend, Rufus E.: Charged with possession of controlled sulbstaitie.'be-
fendant admitted violation, was adjudicated guilty. Modified to successfully
complete inpatient and aftercare, remain in jail until bed available. Steiger
represented the defendant.
Whiddon, Paul J.: Charged with fraudulent driver license and two counts.
domestic battery. Defendant admitted violation of probation, reinstated and
to complete PAVE program, 12 months court costs. One count child abuse
dropped. Atty. Thomas J. Cassidy represented the defendant.
White, Nathaniel m: Charged with sale of controlled substance. Trial contin-
ued to September 17, 2001. Atty. John C. Kenny represented the defendant..
Williams, Norman B.: Charged with two counts burglary of dwelling, one
count burglary of a structure, two counts grand theft, and aggravated assault
with intent to commit a felony. Trial set for September 17, 2001. Steiger rep-
resented the defendant.
Woullard, Freddie: Charged with aggravated battery great bodily harm. In
violation of probation hearing was ordered to pay $200 or reverse on restitu-
tion would be revoked. Steiger represented the defendant.

Brock, Kenneth: Charged with grand theft auto. Motion to dismiss granted.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Calhoun, Myron J.: Charged with possession controlled substance intent to
deliver and Possession drug paraphernalia, the state chose not to prosecute.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Keith, Jason Derrick: Charged with leaving scene of accident with injuries.
In hearing signed agreement as to restitution. Steiger represented the defen-
Kwanzaa, Ayokumie Osceola: Charged with resisting arrest with violence.
battery on law enforcement officer, and trespass structure or conveyance,
aggravated battery great bodily harm, corruption by threat against public ser-
vant. Trial by jury set for October 15, 2001. Steiger represented the defen-
Martina, Alvin Glenn Sr.: Charged with battery of law enforcement officer.
Order to show cause was reset for September 11, 2001. Steiger represented
the defendant.
McKee, Christopher Michael: In a motion to modify probation, cost of su-
pervision was reduced to $20 per month. Steiger represented the defendant.
Reeves, Danny Lee: Charged with sexual battery upon a child under 12. A
motion to modify pretrial release conditions was granted. Steiger represented
the defendant.
Ridley, Tabithy M.: charged with worthless check over $150. On motion to
modify, probation was amended to administrative. Steiger represented the
Tayloi, Velma Virginia; Charged with failure to appear for jury duty. Court
ordered arrest warrant be issued.
Walker, John Allen: On motion to discharged probation was amended to ad-
ministrative. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the defendant.

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Ash, Craig: Charged with possession of cocaine. Defendant entered a plea,of
no contest was adjudicated guilty, received 117 days, with three years proba-
tion, standard drug conditions, $295 court costs, $100 to FDLE. with credit
for time served 117 days and all other counts dropped. Steiger represented
the defendant.
Calhoun, Myron J.: Charged with possession controlled substance intent to
deliver and possession drug paraphernalia. The state chose not to prosecute.
Steiger represented the defendant.
Carmichael, James Lee: Charged with driving while license suspended felony.
driving while intoxicated. Defendant entered a plea of guilty. Steiger repre-
sented the defendant.
Collins, William J.: Charged with grand theft. Trial by jury continued. Atty.
John C. Kenny represented the defendant.
Millender, Jared Joseph: Charged with grand theft and burglary of a struc-
ture. Defendant entered a plea of guilty. Atty. John C. Kenny represented the
O'Neal, Michael: Charged with two counts arson first degree and retaliation
against a witness. Trial continued to September 17. 2001. Atty. Barbara Sand-
ers represented the defendant.,
Wallace, Rufus: Charged with aggravated assault on law enforcement officer.
aggravated assault with deadly weapon and resisting officer with violence.
Defendant entered a plea of guilty. Atty. Barbara Sanders represented the
White, Damien: Charged with burglary of a dwelling. Defendant entered a
plea of guilty. Steiger represented the defendant.
Williams, Deon: Charged with battery on law enforcement officer, resisting
officer with violence, and possession of less than 20 grams marijuana. Defen-
dant entered a plea of guilty. Steiger represented the defendant.

Oyster Fishermen Get Some Relief

On Thanksgiving Day

By Rene Topping
Thanksgiving Day was truly an
appropriate day for the embattled
oyster fishermen in Eastpoint to
receive the welcome news that
they could resume fishing for the
first time since October 17. All of
the oyster bars had been closed
because of the red tide. Even
though the red tide itself was far
west ofApalachicola Bay, the bars
,could not be opened because the
meat of the oysters was infected
with a toxin that could harm
people eating them.
The portion of the bay that was
opened were the acres east of
Bryant Patton Bridge that in-
cludes Cat Point and East Hole.
The opening of even that small
section was a true boon to the
fishermen as their finances were
stretched to the limit. Some were
having problems with payment on
loans on their homes and cars.
Even though the Florida Power
was keeping their electricity on for
those with license it was evident
that it was a total crisis for most
of the oystermen and their
The subject had been brought up
at the November 20 meeting of the
Franklin County Commission by
Sabrina Hicks, an outspoken
oystercatcher's wife,'who pleaded
with the Commissioners to help
-the men to get the bay open. Hicks
said that oystermen are indepen-
dentpeople arid were offered food
stamps, but most were too proud
to take them.
Hicks said that the oystermen did
not believe that the meat of the
oysters was harmful. A large
group of oystermen and their
families had eaten the raw oys-
ters the day before in an attempt
to prove the oysters were no
longer unhealthy. She said, "None
of us had any health problems.
See I am still here."
Commissioner Bevan Putnal said
that he too, had partaken of the
oysters and had also not had any
problems. Both Putnal and Hicks
said they felt there was a hidden
agenda at the Department of Ag-
riculture (DOA).
Commissioner Jimmy Mosconis
remarked that he had asked
David Heil of the Department of
Agriculture to be at the meeting
to answer questions. He did ad-
dress the Board, explaining the
problems with the toxic after-
Hicks said, "It's been really hard.
I'm not in as bad a way as some.
But it is unreal. Something has
to be done and soon." She went
on to say that the men did not
believe the State's tests and con-
sider it far too long between the
oyster being caught for testing
and the time they get results.
Bevan Putnal suggested that the
oystermen get a private opinion.
Franklin County Extension Pro-
gram Director Bill Mahan said he
would try to get a boat and go out
with David Heil of the DOA and
make two tests one to go to the
State lab in Tampa and the other
one to a private lab.
The two returned later and said
that they could not secure a boat

and they would go out and do the
testing on Wednesday, November
Line Barnett asked if anyone had
set up a fund for paying the elec-
tric bills until the issue of the oys-
ters was resolved and the bay
could be opened.
He was told that the local
churches and an organization
called "Helping Hands" have been
giving assistance in the way bags
of food, until the money ran out.
The Riverkeepers, an environ-
mental organization, headed up
by Bill Hartley had money do-
nated to them by an anonymous
donor to give a turkey to each of
100 families butin the end they
gave one to each of 150 families.
The Apalachicola Piggly Wiggly
market in Apalachicola made the
extra gift possible by giving deep
discounts on the turkeys.
When the good .news came that
Sthe bay was at least partly opened
the oystermen were out in the
area that was opened and now all
they can do is try to make up the
lost days of work.
If you want to help out, contact
Tim Turner of Helping Hands who
founded the Helping Hands pro-
gram, a non profit organization
that keeps basic food on hand for
emergencies. Turner can be
reached at 653-8977.

Red Tide

Section 1642, known as Cat
Point and East Hole was
closed again Monday after-
noon, November 26 "as a pre-
caution" against toxic results
of Red Tide, according to Joe
Shields of the Apalachicola
Shellfish Lab. Water and meat
samples are taken twice
weekly for analysis. The Bay
was closed October 16th, re-
opened November 22nd and
closed again Monday, Novem-
ber 26th.

Civic Club Elects

New Officers

The St. George Island Civic Club,
meeting in the upper level of the
new fire station on Thursday,
SNovember 15th, elected the fol-
lowing persons to new leadership
positions: President: Jeff Gallo-
way; Vice-President: Glen Siler;
Secretary: Janet Christenson;
Treasurer: Bob Gardner; Execu-
tive Board Members: Art Little and
David Cox. Charles Brannon, as
Past President, will also serve on
the Board.
The annual Christmas Party is
scheduled for the second Thurs-
day in December at the new fire
station (December 13th).
Dr. Shezod Sanaullah, M.D. and
Dr. Helen Nitsios, M.D. presented
a program on chest pains and re-
lated cardiac functions.

The Franklin County Humane Society needs your financial
support due to recent budget cuts. Please use the coupon
below to either become a member or make a contribution.



Membership Dues:
SINGLE-$15.00 FAMILY-$25.00

Thank you for your support.
Franklin County Humane Society
P.O. Box 922
Eastpoint, FL 32328

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The Franklin.Chronicle
The Franklin ,Chronicle


Nearly $1,000,000 In Debt

St. George Homeowner Board Votes

Large Increase In Lot And

Homeowner Assessments

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Some spending curtailed: other capital
improvements planned
Facing nearly Sl nrilhon in debrt ihW Board of Direc:tors of the St
George Planwtation Omn'eti A.-ocial!ron mel on N,:vember I 7th at Lhe
clubhouse on the island to mo rn through a knri,. 1-t-ilm agenldj
Those present incllidd Piesident Mike Doile, TreasuLrer Lee Se\.ell,
Secreta'n-Jim Marson.' Director. Manley Slier. Director Donna
Butterfield and Directri-r BE-lvd Ellison and Director "Flip" Frolich.
The Treasurer's Report by Li.- Sewuell appeared ti attract the most
attention durinr.thli mneetmnc Mhl -'w'ell preserite-d :a lengthy report
including an overhead prdjectio:,n labieled d-ebt details-". idenlinied here
as Table I.

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Treasurer Lee Sewell presented
Plantation' Hohieodaner finances.


NOVEMBER 17.2001

Airport improvements loan
Original date: August 23. 1994
Original amount. S125.000 Current amount- S83.911.94
Amort.izaUon schedule. monthly
Interest rate: 8.25% lirst, then Prime vanable
SFinal maturity- August 23. 2009 ,.
-Truck loan (secured by Accounts Receivable)
Onrinal date': June 15. 2001
Original amount. S22.883.64
i Amnrtization schedule: monthly payments of principal and interest
Interest rate: 7.91..,
Final maturity. June 15. 2004 :
Tennis court property loan
Original date June 15. 2001
Original amount: 894,223 06
Amortization schedule: monthly wi\th principal and interest
Interest'rate- variable at the bank's option
Secured by. not clear, probably assessments
Final matuntry. June 15. 2016


Lee Sewell. Mike-Doyle, President, is pictured in the lon
view of the group, seated around the table.

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NOVEMBER 17, 2001

Proposed Capital Improvements
Proposed and postponed capital improvements

T-road repaving/patching" ..............................I........... S150,000'
New tennis court improvements.... .2..................... 25,000
Guardhouse and gate improvements ............ ...............'.. 35.;000
Boardwalk reconstruction ...................... ................. 16,000.
Office equipment (phone and computers) ...................5... .. 5:000,i
Security equipm ent .....................................................;.. s 16xo' .
Maintenance equipm ent ........................... .... ........ .... ....... $5..000 .
Maintenance shop ................ ............ ........:.,. ......... :...)S ;i7 50 ,
Airport (electric service, etc.) ......... ................: .. ....... $5;00Q;,..
Pool system .............................................. .................. S3,00,0
Clubhouse.............................. ........................ ......... 35 000
Bike paths......... ........ ...... ...... ........ 815,000-.:
Landscaping ..................................... .............. ...... $5.000
Exterior lighting .................... .....:......... ...... S2:000'
Leisure Lane.......................... ..... ................. .. ......... .. 2,500:
TOTAL ........................ .. ................................... 321,000
I This bid is over 12 months old and likely to be higher. This work has.-
been deferred almost 24 months so the project iay require 'more
. work. .
Other projects not-yet costed or discussed: ,
Radios (Security, Admin. Maintenance).
.Web/security cams : r. '
Four Directors (Sewell. Matson; Sler and Ells'n) voted to raise.ho'
meowner assessments to 82,350. and lot'"owner assessments 'to
81.068. Donna Butterfield argued unsuccessfully rora' riiore modest
increase, estimated by her to be about 150t increase. Flip. Frolich'
expressed concern over the lack of a budget and abstained from'the
S vote. .; '- -..:
The next meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for Saturday.
December 15th at the clubhouse.; .
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Directors Maaley Siler, Jim-Matson and Boy

Primary ,credit facility piece -.
Orignal'cate: May 1,997. retruc September:5 9001 .
1" Firehoe. loai n'-, ,, :"
O ~t~gI ioiint: 1i25Ld6'" e iount S91 1666 68-i .-..
Amortization schedule; I J anfinual '.pamefits each January ,15
remaining .
Interest rate: Pnrme. aanrable/ ,
Final maturity: January 15.'2012.' .
2)'Leisure Lane repaving loan, .
O'riginai amount: S650:000 Current amount: S278.571.44
Amortizauon schedule: 3 annual payments each January 15 remain-'
Interest rate: Prime, varinable .
Final marturnt: Januiar' 15. 2004
Working Capital line of credit';" .-' .
Original anioLunt S225.000 'Cuirrent amoLurt S500.000 .
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account. .
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Fmnal maturih'- February 28. 2004':
This line has a 30-day clean up required each year.
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"other" capital improvements and contractual debt payments Pro-
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Auxiliary Reports

'Submitted.By Art Little,
Membership in -Flotilla now
stands at 35. Meetings.are held
on the second Tuesday of each
month at the Franklin County
Emergency Management Center.
located at the Apalachic6la Air-
port. Regular meetings start at
7:00 p.m. EST. Duinng tiainihg
sessions, some meetings begin at
6:00 p.m. The last meeting.wag
held on Tuesday. November 13th
.with 28 attending.
Frank Stephens was elected Flo-
tila Commander at the last meet-
ing. He has previously held that
position several- 'earsago.- Frank
will be replacing Art Little. Interim
Commander. Also'elected is Jenr
Cook. St ',George 'Island, as
The major portion of the training
session Tuesday night consisted'
of knot tving. Boat crew training
continued after the Tuesday meet1-'
ingawith. Stan. Weber. andlFranki
Stephens. Boat training wlluaon-.
tinue into 2002. and coxswain
training will follow boat training
in the new year. :- ...
Owners wishing to have their
boats exaimined..and the appro-
priate decals placed on their ves-
;el. should,contact Joe Poggi. 'a
St.,George Island resident, at
927-3413. There is now an ample
supply of decals. Poggi's crew will
perform the free -inspetions by
appointment. .
Programs being planned, for fu-
ture meetings include global po-
sitionmg systems. weather, aids
to navigation, hazardous material
identification, fish and game regu-
lation. vessel, preventative main
tenance and other Coast Guard
Those wanting information or
wishing to join the .Auxiliary
should contact Art Little
(927-2174), Frank Stephens
1670-8085) or Stan Weber
1927-3016). '
The Christmas Party is scheduled
for December 11th t 6:00 p.m.'.
a Tuesday evening, at the Emer-
gency .Management Center. 'This
will also be a covered dish din-.
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Visitors and Guests are welcome.
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Boat Parade from Page 1

:She pointed -bit: hat Timber Is-'
land Yacht Club is'a civic organi-
zation dedicated to enhancing the
lives, of the youth of Franklin.
County. In addition to the Youth
Fishing Tournament held each
Svear. the Club conduits.a Youth
Fishing Class each July./This year :
the TIYC presented .S 1,000 schol- -
a'rships to two. high 'school 'se-
niors, funded in part by, a",King
Fish Tournainent ii May..
Coody explained that June and
Richard Saunders opened the Tiki .
-Bar, on, Timber Island in'
Carrabelle in the suinmer of 1993.
"They would sif arid watch the:
commercial shrimn 'boats ahid
.pleasure b6ats~come up .the river'
at.dark :withtlieir lights Aglow.'
The Saunders remembered the
parade of boat, all decorated with -
., lights' at Christrha's in Punita
Gorda.'They-thought this would
be great fan and-talked with a few
,- fnends about'putting their boats
in a parade. Many thought it.'was
a good idea."/ ''
Thi first year (1993). smal-pizes'
'i t.were offered, and about five bodat-. '
,.entered the.parade. Coody said,_,,
"Everybody tih6ught it-wBs a go'd.
idea,'and the.Saunders decided"
to keep doing it eyerv,year: June
and Ricdiard later moved to Ten- '
nessee, but Christina and Tim
Saund'ers. i brotherr' and--
sister-in-law of. Richard, ap-
.proached the Yacht Club to con-
tinue the parade. -And as they say,
"The rest is history!'-and what a
wonderfull way to begin celebrat-
Sing theholiday'" '' .
In 2000- 'tWent.- fur 'boats en-
tered the Boat Pairade ofLights,
led ,by boats.froin"the.Sheriffs
Department and. Marin Patrol.
Cash prizes.and trophies were
presented'in three'categories.

Coody saidthat boQat cre\
families have great fun. "
all ages real ly.enjoy,the pa
lights." ,.
She said,--This Vear's.event
Ises to be,bigger and'bette
ever. We hope the whole cc
nity will turn out to.make
successful event. It.brir
much joy. and laughter
many-especially the kids
For information or to'regi
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Florence Coodv at 850-697
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The Franklin County Firefighters Come

To Commission For Help

By Rene Topping
If you saw all the fire engines and
firemen at the Franklin County
courthouse early Tuesday Novem-
ber 20 have no fear--the court-
house was not burning down!
Those firemen had come to ask
for financial help from the County
Commission in the way of some
extra funding through the Munici-
pal Service Benefit Unit (MSBU.)
In the end, the fire fighters won a
pledge from the commissioners
that a public hearing will be set
for a date in January after the
Florida State Legislature meets.
Alligator Point volunteer Fire
Chief Steve Fling spoke very elo-
quently in setting the case for
approval, on behalf of the United
Fire Fighters Association. He took
the commissioners through a his-
tory of the MSBU. He started from
ordinance 86-2 which was
adopted on May 19, 1986 that set
forth the districts and boundaries,
providing the purpose, providing
a governing body and fees. An
advisory committee was ap-
pointed to set fees. The ordinance
was finally adopted November 3,
1987, and those fees are still
current ... :
The 1ld fees as against what the
proposed new rates will be: single
residences $28/ new $70.
Multi-family $28 to maximum of
$250, new will be $70 -no maxi-
mum. Mobile Home Park Rental
Spaces, $10 per space minimum
$100-maximum $250/ $20 per
space, minimum $200, maximum
$500. Travel R.V. park $50 mini-
mum $3 per space over 10
spaces-maximum $250/ $100
Minimum $6 per space, over 16
spaces $500 maximum. Motels,
Hotels and Inns $5 per unit, mini-
mum $50 maximum $250/ In-
clude bed and breakfast, $10 Per
unit minimum $100, maximum

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Commercial Establishments $50
per building, maximum $150/
100 per building, maximum
$300. Multiple Building Activities
$250/ $500. Then a new propo-
sition that plotted land on a road
will be $20.
On June 4, 1996, Ordinance 87-2
which was known as "Fire protec-
tion Unit was amended to "Fire
Protection and Rescue Unit" Or-
dinance 96-8. There was no in-
crease in the fees.
On November 16, 1999 Franklin
County Commissioners appointed
Steve Fling to form a committee
to study the MSBU fees and make
appropriate recommendations to
the commission. The commission-
ers were presented with the rec-
ommended fee structure and the
reasons it has to be amended.
This study revealed that every
dollar paid by Franklin County
residents as MSBU, returns four
dollars in reduction of their fire'
insurance. Yet the fees are insuf-
ficient to keep the seven depart-
ments' going because of the rais-
d ,ing..of the insurance on the
firehouses and the cost of the
'equipment that is mandated.
Ii addition, another benefit to the
residents is the first iesponders.
Franklin County is more than
sixty miles wide and is served by
two ambulances. The first re-
sponders are at the site of an
emergency within five minutes.
The firefighters are proud of the
fact that with the use of Automatic
Electronic Defibrillator (AECIS)
units carried by each trained re-
sponder can give a heart victim
the very best chance of survival.
Fire Departments maintain and
carry a Jaws of life strategically
within the county to respond as
quickly as possible. Substations

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have been built including more
homeowners under Lhe umbrella
of protection.
Fire and EMS equipment has
nearly doubled in the last thirteen
years Some equipment is re-
quired by the State of Florida Ior
Fire Departments as well as the
individual firefighters Not ti: have
it would mean that the depart-
ment would not be certified
Emergency Medical First Re-
sponse equipment is made for one
use only and is replaced after use
Just as one illustration a fireman
showed up in full gear to illustrate
that it was near S6000 to outfit
just one fireman. The cost of
equipment such as a fire truck
which cost $78,000 in 19S9 in
today's market cost $169.000. \et
through those 13) ears the MSBLI
has been $28. for a residence. Thn,
insurance cost for the fire depart-
ment was $2,200 per department
in 1989 today it is $7,800 per
All members of the departments
are volunteers. They have to take
many hours in training and in
care of their equipment. in addi-
tion they have to spend more time
in raising funds than on training.
Calls have increased by 322 per
cent from 271 emergency calls in
1989 to 842 calls in 2000.
Population in Franklin County
has undergone a sharp rise in
construction in the last several
years. More growth will come as
ARVIDA and other developers be-
gin to build communities all over
the county.
The firefighters say that the choice
is clear:
Adopting the new rates will enable
the county volunteer departments
to continue their services. Not
adopting them will result in the
St James/ Lanark Volunteer Fire
Department ending operations
this year. The other departments
will have to reduce emergency
calls and may not be able to con-
tinue operations.
Ambulances will have to be in-
creased from two to seven to
maintain a close level of today's
.service. Though only 14 respond-
ers would be on duty-a far cry
from the present 100 maintained
by the volunteer departments 24
hours a day. The cost of a fully
staffed ambulance is over
$400,000 a year, which would
have to come out of taxes. They
believe that without the Franklin
County Volunteer Fire Depart-
ments home insurance would go
up by around $500 and commer-
cial rates would suffer even more.

The Fire Departments just can-
not continue to operate on a bud-
get that has increased this much
over the years. At present every
Franklin County resident or visi-
tor can depend on getting trained
health care professional who will
arrive at their home within five
Steve Fling said there is one other
reason the volunteers now go out
on hazard materials on an acci-
dent and are going to face having
to have protective clothing that
will have to be discarded after
using. And in these perilous times
the United Stars is open to any-
where in the land having terror-
ist activity.

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Business For Sale

NATIONAL SUB SANDWICH franchises for sale
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fax resume to (850)973-8158.

Homecoming At The First Baptist

Church Of St. George

On Sunday, November 18th, Homecoming was celebrated
at the First Baptist Church, St. George Island. Past and
present members of the church reunited in a rousing,
rhythmic opening of music and conversation. Reverend
Roy Bateman and his wife Shirley were the guests of honor.
He delivered the 11:00 a.m. sermon.

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tern #2056, for eight persons,
clear glass dishware housed in
cherry cabinet. Extensive set
priced at $2000. Must be seen
to be appreciated. Please call
850-385-4003 for appoint-

Refuge House clients are in
need of the following in good
working condition: washer,
dryer, bunk beds and mat-
tresses, chest of drawers. If you
can provide any of the above,
please contact our office at 653-
3313. Thanks.
5,815 sq. ft. commercial build-
ing with 7 storage units located
on 215'x250' lot in the Lanark
Village Retirement Community.
$238,000. Call 850-697-3395
(697-3183 nights/weekends).

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fold out leaves and silverware
drawer, mounted on two wheels
and shelves made by Amana,
Iowa furniture makers. $375.
Please call 850-385-4003.

In 1981, the fellowship was constituted as a Southern 6
Baptist Church and Reverend Phillip Kelly served as a-
bi-vocational pastor. In 1985, Rev. Roy Bateman was called Rev. Bateman reets
as the first fulltime pastor and served until 1996. ev atean eets
Dale Watkins

Roy Bateman

Roy Bateman and Deacon Walter Armistead (from the left) Tom Gross, Jean Gross, Murial Bryan and
Margaret Phifer reminisce. R. L. Bryan is behind Mrs. Phifer.

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New Home! Greater Apalachicola. Cozy new home
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Coastal Erosion

By Rene Topping
According to Dr. John
Hovanesian, of Coastal and Na-
tive Plant Specialties Inc and Ag-
ricultural Innovations, of Milton
and Mr. Samuel A. Sanders,
N.R.C.S. Plant Specialist, of
Gainesville, those beautiful sea
oats that adorn our beaches are
doing more to ease the erosion
when used in company of a sand
dune. These men did not agree
with one another about every
thing. It was plain that they love
the sea oats.
The two men were featured speak-
ers at Franklin County Coastal
Erosion Workshop that was pre-
sented by The Franklin County
Soil and Water Conservation Ser-
vice and USDA-Natural Re-
sources Conservation Service. The
forum was held at the Franklin
County Senior Center in
They also agree on the fact that
sand dunes are valuable. They are
the first line of defense against
storms protecting the upland. The
dunes can be made by using a
sand fence, (known as a snow
fence up North) that can catch the
sand and slowly build a dune.

If you thought you could grow sea
oats from seeds you will find it is
very difficult. The small mice on
the beach eat them and they just
fall to the ground if not harvested
at the right time. Hovanesian said
that his organization collects the
seeds and will grow them into
seedlings. He was advocating that
the county government give him
permission to collect the seeds
and give back a percentage of the
sea oats seedlings.
Before you start a dune project
you should contact the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection (FDEP) to see if permits
are needed. Sand fences catch the
sand that is carried along by the
wind. They are usually made of
wood or some other biodegradable
material. Once you get a dune
started you need to raise the fence
before the sand accumulates to a
depth of 18 inches.
The combination of sea oats, sand
fences and other plants all are
needed to anchor the sand dunes.
If you want to rebuild a dune by
planting sea oats you should
plant them 24 inches apart and
use at least 60 per cent of the sea
oats. along with other plants such
as "Bitter Pancium," perennial
grass that grows to 3 to 4 feet,
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Parcel 2122200110000 Leon County, FL
Scale 1:3600

0 150 300 450 600 750 Feet

Zoned MR-1 Medium Density
Residential District

1. District Intent
The MR-1 district is intended to be located
in areas designated Mixed Use-A. 8, or C
on the.Future Land Use Map of the
Comprehensive Plan, in close proximity to
more intensive non-residential uses.
including commercial and office uses: and
to residentially compatible public facilities
such as schools, parks. and transit
facilities. The MR-1 district shall provide
for a wide range of residential housing
types. The maximum gross density allowed
for new residential development in the
MR-I district is 16 dwelling units per acre,
while the minimum gross density allowed'
is 8 dwelling units per acre, unless
constraints of concurrency or
preservation and/or conservation
features preclude the attainment of the
minimum densities.

This property is a "developer's
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Listed exclusively with Marion Miley,
George Island, Inc., (850) 927-
2821. 61 West Gulf Beach Drive,
Suite C., St. George Island, Florida

2. Principal Uses
(1] Community facilities related to residential uses, including
religious facilities, police/fire stations, and elementary, middle,
and high schools. Other community facilities may be allowed in
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A unique blenc of
antiques, nautical Items,
rurnltare, collectibles,
art, books an c many
more distinctive accent

Photos circa 1900, of area
t ighkthouses at St. Marks, St.
George Island, Dog Island,
Cape San Bias.
Postcards, cLrca 1900, ofold
Extremely u niiAque ,natlcat
items, a.rchktect-raol steers,
turtle lamps and mch

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CCollectibles,. .

Lookjbr the big tin shed on
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historicAp aachicola River.
170 Water Street
P.O. Box 9
Apalachlcola, FL 32329
(850) 653-3635
Linda & Harry Arnold, Owners

as the flowers resemble the sun-
Sflower, Flageo, Marshbay
Cordgrass. for a few examples.
The sea oats should be planted
in a water retention gel. Use
18-6-12 fertilizer and in three
months the sea oats will be 12 to
16 inches tall.
Hovanseian said, "Sand dunes
stop water, stop wind and act as
a sand savings and loan bank."
He ended his talk by asking for
the people there to support him
to collect seeds.
Samuel (Sam) Sanders started his
talk by saying that, "Vegetation is
really the key to preserving the
dunes." He added that sea oats
can be planted at any time of the
For the sources of plants call the
extension agent.
On Laws, Rules and Regulations
he said go slow. Find out what
YOU need to look out for. You
must protect the turtle nesting
areas and said, "Look out for the
'Turtle people.' They are the most
vigorous protectors of the species
and have the most support from
environmental groups." Sand
fences should be built at a per-
pendicular angle to the beach
and have places where the turtle
has a free access to the beach.
He suggested that the gel the sea
oats need is a polymer and can
be bought at places such as
Lowes. When you plant the sea
oats the seedling roots should
touch the gel. Water is important
and should be done in the
He recommended that people use
native plants and said, Look
around at what is growing there
already." He said that there had
been great success in reestablish-
ing dunes in several places on the
Atlantic and Gulf side of Florida.
The two men were both of one
mind that when someone buys a
house on the beach they must
expect to do a lot of maintenance.
The dunes are the natural way
and are something that a home-
owner can work on by himself.
He recommended homeowners to
get on the mailing list of a monthly
list of plants. It is known as 'The
(plant) list, "and can be mailed to
you free of charge by calling 1-
He, too, asked the people present
to help them in getting the county
government to permit them to
collect seeds.

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Sea Oats Natural Way To Help

201 E. Gulf Beach Drive
St. George Island, FL 32328

Adult Sunday School 8:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 9:30 a.m.
Children's Sunday School
And Nursery during Morning

Phone: 927-2088
Rev. James Trainer, Pastor

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Bird Migrations

Taking Place

The state of Florida is in a unique
position for those who love to bird
watch. The east coast of Florida
is the last stop in the continental
United States for millions of mi-
grating birds.
Migrating birds begin winging
their way through Florida and on
to other stops in the Caribbean
or Central or South America as
early as August. Pushed south by
cool fronts and favorable weather,
their migration intensifies in Sep-
tember and October. From tiny
warblers up to hawks, there are
over 400 species that either stop
in Florida or move across the Gulf
of Mexico to a winter home.
Before migrating south each win-
ter birds feed heavily and build
up fat reserves which are essen-
tial for traveling long distances.
Some birds may fly non-stop for
as long as 90 hours. Ornitholo-
gists say most birds migrate at
less than 3000 feet, but pilots
have reported seeing birds as high
as, 26,000 feet. Even though mil-
lions of birds pass through north
Florida each fall some people fail
to see them because some species
travel at night. Some bird enthu-
Miasts watch the moon and count
the birds that cross in front of it.
Night migrants include vireos,
waterfowl, sparrows, cuckoos,
warblers, thrushes and flycatch-
Daytime migrants include eagles,
hawks, pelicans, storks, swifts,
swallows, shrikes and finches.
While migratory birds can be
found throughout Florida, they
are often most abundant in large
relatively undisturbed tracts of
marsh, coastal scrub and interior
Unlike large tracts, small isolated
tracts may be subject to rapid and
complete changes in the age and
character of plant communities as
a result of natural or man-made
events. These fragmented habi-
tats are small islands of habitat
cut off from other wildlife areas
by cities, roads or other barriers.
Even subtle changes in frag-
mented habitats can make these
areas unsuitable for many
What's been good for humans in
terms of development has led to
the demise of untold numbers of
migrating birds.
"High rise buildings that are illu-
minated at night can be a signifi-
cant problem for migratory birds
moving along the coast," said
Nancy Douglass, Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) biologist.'
Migrating birds are often drawn
into the aura of reflected light
around tall buildings. Once inside
this dome of light the birds are

Unable to see their way out, much
like driving with your high beams
on in fog. Disoriented, the mi-
grants often are killed as they
crash into buildings. The problem
is made worse by buildings with
reflective glass or when foggy con-
ditions intensify reflective light.
One solution to the problem is
straightforward and saves energy.
"Building managers should turn
off all unnecessary lights and for
those who work late, pulling the
blinds on outside windows should
help," Douglass said.
A more disturbing killing field for
migrating birds is the rapidly ex-
panding number of cellular phone
and communication towers. Or-
nithologists from Tall Timbers
Research Station monitored one
TV tower north of Tallahassee
near Lake lamonia from 1955 -
1980 scouring the grounds each
morning for birds killed the pre-
vious night.
Over the quarter century they
picked up 42,386 birds represent-
ing 190 species. Some nights as
many as 2,000 birds were killed
and it was estimated 2,000 or
more were carried away by preda-
tors which were not counted.
For more information, contact Dr.
Jeff Gore at 850-265-3676.

Concert At GCCC
The Visual and Performing Arts
Division of Gulf Coast Community
College will present the college
Concert Band's Christmas Con-
cert on Saturday, December 8,
2001 at 7:30 p.m. in the Amelia
G. Tapper Center for the Arts on
The 23-member band is primarily
composed of GCCC students, as
well as community musicians,
who contribute their time and tal-
ents to this program. The band,
under the direction of Rusty Gar-
ner, will perform familiar holiday
classics such as Adeste Fidelis, 0
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holiday favorites. In addition, the
performance will feature the
Mannheim Steamroller arrange-
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setting and Tchaikovsky's time-
less Nutcracker Suite. In recogni-
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effort, the band will also perform
the inspiring, recently released
Salute to the'Patriots by James D.
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Commodores" will add to the en-
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day songs such as Carol of the
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to Look a Lot Like Christmas and
Home for the Holidays. The
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fund music scholarships for the
music program for disadvantaged
and deserving students. For more
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