Title: Franklin chronicle
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Volume 13, Number 15 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER July 23- August 5,2004

Inside This Issue
12 Pages

Apalachicola Library 1, 3
Kellie Estes .................
Plane Crash Investigation
................................. 1
Joyce Estes ......... 1, 2
St. George Civic Club... 1
Franklin Briefs ......2, 11
Editorial & Commentary
........................... 3, 5, 6

Fort Gadsden, Part II .....
............................... 7, 8
Habitat House .............8
FCAN........................... 9
Business Card Directory
.................................. 10
Franklin Bulletin Board .
........................... 10, 11
Bookshop .............. 12

Investigation Board On

St. George Plane Crash

Still Pending

Extending well over the 30 day
period since the May 21, 2004
accident on St. George Island, in
which an F-15 aircraft crashed
into St. George Island, the first
level of investigative board action
is still pending.
No official report on the cause of
the accident, or why the pilot was
found several miles south of the
island in the Gulf of Mexico, after
the crash has been concluded.
A board of investigation was con-
vened after the accident headed
by an Air Force Colonel, but in-
formed sources at Tyndall Air
Force base have indicated that the

board is awaiting results ot tests
on unidentified remains of the
flight equipment. The pilot, Lt.
Col. Patrick Marshall bailed out
of the aircraft and the plane nar-
rowly missed hitting populated
areas on St. George Island.
Shortly thereafter, a contingent of
Air Force personnel appeared be-
fore the Franklin County Com-
mission on June 1, 2004 to brief
the Commissioners on plans for
investigating the incident and
considerable speech-making on
safety records and procedures
and environmental aspects of the

Funding Secured For Oyster Post

Harvest TrutiurIii, Research

On July 13th, the House. of Rep-
resentatives passed the Agricul-
ture Appropriations bill for fiscal
year 2005. Congressman Allen
Boyd ,(D-North Florida), a mem-
ber of the House Appropriations
Committee, was able to secure
$500,000 for Oyster Post-Harvest
Treatment (PHT) research. This
research is vital to keeping the
oyster industry viable in places
like Gulf and Franklin Counties.
Currently, there are no national
standards for the post harvest
treatment of oysters to prevent
Vibrio Vulnificus (VV). Despite
this fact, the Interstate Shellfish
Sanitation Conference (ISSC) has
adopted resolutions requiring
20% of all oysters to receive post
harvest treatment by 2006. This
industry, which is already under
tremendous financial constraints,
stands to suffer further economic
loss if a national standard is riot

recognized for PHT. This funding,
which is a continuation of fund-
ing Congressman Boyd has se-
cured in the Agriculture Appro-
priations bills for the past three
years, will allow the necessary
research, evaluation and practi-
cal application of various PHT
methods in reducing health risks
to take place.
"I am pleased that we were able
to once again include this fund-
ing in the bill," said Boyd. 'The
goal of the industry is to reduce
Vibrio Vulnificus levels in oysters
intended for the raw, half-shell
market. This research will enable
us to continue taking steps to-
ward that goal as well as analyz-
ing the cost-effectiveness in us-
ing post harvest treatment and its
effect on the shelf life and taste of
the oyster. This benefits both the
industry and consumers."

Joyce Estes Declares

Candidacy For County

Commission, District 1

"I want to be your County Com-
missioner for District One be-
cause I can make a difference.
"It is not about Democrat, Repub-
lican or Independent. It's about
LEADERSHIP. I have lived in
Franklin County for 28 years and
always had great dreams for the
County but never dreamed of
what is happening to our life style
"I dreamed of having a plan that
would attract growth but have a
plan for the growth. We need a
plan for infrastructure and ser-
vice that meet the needs of the
citizens that does not crowd otit
our way of life.
"I can't imagine Franklin County
without a viable working water-
front and our seafood industry
being in the forefront of all of the
planning. Apalachicola Bay Sea-
food is known nationwide and we
should keep it that way by keep-
ing the largest pristine estuary in
the country safe with long range
planning and priority on the en-
vironment. At this time, our sea-
food industry is being displaced
every day with spot zoning and it
needs to stop.
"I am not against development but
we need to have plans for devel-
opment. We must not cave into
the developers needs without
planning for our future. The in-
frastructure needs to be in place.
Knowing that we have adequate
water, sewer, roads, schools, fire
protection, medical care and
emergency management to meet
the needs for growth so that they
are not a burden to the taxpay-
ers. The developers need to pay
up front for the infrastructure, not

the taxpayer.
"We need a plan that protects ev-
eryone and our environment not
just a few. I can offer that leader-
ship to implement 'that plan.
"As an owner of Bayside Gallery
and Florist in Eastpoint and Sea
Oates Art Gallery on St. George
Island, I have invested my life and
all that I have here in Franklin
County. I am a member of St
George Is. United Methodist
Church, Finance Chair, Witness
chairman and a Bible Study
teacher. I also am a Certified Lay
Speaker for the Florida Annual
"I was on the Escambia County
School Board and was Chair for
4 years and taught Art in the
Monroe County Jr. College,
Escambia Co. March of Dimes
Chair, and helped to promote the

Continued on Page 2

Eastpoint's Kellie Estes Awarded

St. Joe Foundation Scholarship

Last year, the St. Joe Community Foundation made a major commit-
ment to help deserving students earn a college degree. The Founda-
tion pledged $250,000 to Gulf Coast Community College for scholar-
ships, the largest scholarship gift in the college's history. The Foun-
dation continued its support for Take Stock in Children, a nationally
recognized program that mentors children and provides scholarships
for college or vocational school.
Kellie Estes, Eastpoint, wants to be a teacher. The scholarship from
the St. Joe Community Foundation and Take Stock in Children Pro-
gram will pay for her college.


Kellie Estes is shown here working at her summer job for.
the Franklin Chronicle as she prepares h mailout for
discount subscriptions. Kellie was a recent recipient of a
St. Joe Foundation Scholarship that will fund her college
expenses at any Florida school or university.

Britt Greene, President, B9ard of Trustees of the St. Joe Community
Foundation, said Kellie, a ninth grade student in Carrabelle, was one
of the first students in Franklin County to receive a scholarship. This
will pay a four-year scholarship to any Florida college or university.
Kellie wrote to Greene,"... My seventh grade science teacher inspired
in me the urge to teach, so for the past three years I have known what
I want to be. What I have lacked is a way to get there."
Here is how the Foundation works. When the St. Joe Company sells
a property, the St. Joe Company makes a percentage-based contri-
bution to the St. Joe Foundation. Then, every time a property is re-
sold the buyer pays a transfer fee tJ iat is donated to the Foundation,
creating a perpetual source of funding that should continue to grow.
In 2003 the Foundation had granted over $1,100,000'to a four-county
area in Northwest Florida. This brings the total of grants to the region
to over $2,400,000 since the first funds were awarded in December of
1999.. Founded in 1999 by The St. Joe Company-as the Northwest
Florida Improvement Foundation, the Foundation reached its first
million-dollar grant milestone in 2002. Just one year later, it has
reached its second million in grants. Nearly half of the money was
awarded in grants to youth programs.
The St. Joe Community Foundation's current funding is directly linked
to the success of communities which The St. Joe Company is creat-
ing in Bay, Gulf, Walton, and Franklin Counties. Sales transactions
translate into dollars that are then reinvested in those counties
through programs and projects that reflect the..eeds, concerns, and
values of the people who live and work in the region. Currently, funds
come from The Retreat, WaterColor, WaterSound, Beach in Walton
County; Palmetto Trace, The Hammocks, RiverCamps on Crooked
Creek in Bay County; WindMark Beach in Gulf County, and
SummerCamp in Franklin County.
'To grow our giving capability by more than $1,000,000 in 12 months
validates our vision of perpetual community improvement," said Britt
Greene, president of The St. Joe Community Foundation. 'This mile-
stone demonstrates a tangible commitment to .the region's quality of
life. It reflects our intent to work with others to make Northwest Florida
an even better place to qall home."
"In the past year we have increased our focus on the future by form-
ing new alliances with .groups and organizations dedicated to posi-
tively influencing the lives of children," said Greene. 'There are many
important regional initiatives, including Early Education Care, Inc.,
in Bay, Franklin, and Gulf counties;, the Ronald MacDonald House
charities of Pensacola, on behalf of residents of Bav. Franklin, Gulf
and Walton Counties; Advocates For Children in Bay and Gulf Coun-
ties; Shelter House and Okaloosa Walton Child Care Services in Walton
County; and Newspapers in Education programs across the region.
The Boys and Girls Clubs in Franklin County, The Anchorage
Children's Home in Bay County, Taunton Children's Home in Gulf
County and Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center in Walton
County are also beneficiaries of this focus.
"In 2003, we awarded more than $400,000 in grants to youth pro-
grams that serve children in need and improve education and cul-
tural awareness for children living in Bay, Gulf, Franklin and Walton
"The healthcare needs of the region also remain important to us,"
said Greene. "Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast opened in
2003 with a state of the art 50 bed facility, cardiac center, trauma
center and outpatient facility, improving the quality and delivery of
advanced health care for the region. A grant to Bay Medical Center is
helping develop a fourth catheterization lab for the region. We are
proud to be a part of bringing these essential facilities to the area."
"We have been privileged to become involved in a wide range of pro-
grams," said Pamela Selton, Executive Director of The St. Joe Com-
munity Foundation. "They vary from Habitat for Humanity in Franklin
and Walton counties to the South Walton Fire District and American
Heart Association initiative to place life-saving automatic external
defibrillators throughout the region, to the Martin Theatre in Bay
County, the Care Closet of Port St. Joe and a variety of cultural and
educational programs that benefit whole communities."
"With the help of the varied organizations that so selflessly serve, we
plan to identify unmet needs and actively develop plans and pro-
grams to meet them, even as we continue to work with the many
great community volunteers who help make much of what we sup-
port possible," Selton added. "If you are aware of a need, a worthy
cause, or have an idea for a program that will help make northwest
Florida a better place to live, we want to'know about it. If we can help,
we will. We encourage groups to contact us to learn more about ap-
plying for grants."

Two Citizens and City Sue the Estate

Clock Is Running On Accounting Of

Margaret Key Estate

Controversy Spills Over Into Role of the Philaco Club
The Last Will and Testament of Apalachicola resident, Margaret Liv-
ings Key, stated that all the tangible and real property of hers was to
be sold and the proceeds were to go to the Apalachicola Municipal
Library. The Will was dated January 23, 1996. Ms. Keys died in 1996
and thus far none of the funds of the estate have been transmitted to
the Library nor the City of Apalachicola, as directed in the Keys will.
Given the elapse of nearly eight years without any formal action, the
City of Apalachicola, and two citizens, Joyce Estes and Shirley N.
Taylor petitioned the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit Court
for Franklin County requesting an accounting of the estate. The last
formal activity in the estate was a second order for sale of the home-
stead in 1998. Since then, there has not been a formal accounting
nor a distribution of the estate to the sole beneficiary.
An investigation conducted for the petition determined that a local
bank is holding $418,320.58 in the estate account. The petition re-
quested an immediate distribution of the estate assets to the City of
Apalachicola to be deposited in a special library fund to be used only
for the Apalachicola Municipal Library, with Trustee appointed by
the Court to properly distribute the money as directed by Ms. Key's
will, and to compel the Personal Representative, Clark Holmes, to file
an accounting and close the estate.
On June 30, 2004, Circuit Judge Janet E. Ferris granted the petition
for accounting. "A final accounting shall be filed by the Personal Rep-
resentative within 60 days from the date of this Order and the estate
shall be closed," her order read. The Judge reiterated, "...The monies
in this account shall be used solely for the benefit of the Apalachicola
Municipal Library. It is clear to the Court that the decedent's intent
was that the money received from decedent's estate should be used
solely for the Apalachicola Municipal Library. The concluding para-
graph of the Judge's Order stated, '"The Apalachicola Municipal Li-
brary Board shall act as an advisory board to the City of Apalachicola
and make recommendations for the use of the funds received from
the estate."
According to minutes of the City of Apalachicola City Commission
dated July 6, 2004, the members of the Library Board are Jerry Hall,
Anne Allen, Ina M. Meyer, Rosemary Howell and Barbara Holmes.
Ms. Holmes is also the Librarian. That revelation raised some dia-
logue during the City meeting as to whether Ms. Holme's participa-
tion on the Library Board is a conflict of interest since she is also the
Moreover, the petition to the estate traced the history of the Philaco
Club and their starting of the Apalachicola Municipal Library in 1897.
Petitioners brought forward a 1959 Resolution No. 59-4, dated Feb-
ruary 12, 1959, that stated a Library Advisory Board was to be estab-
lished, which was to establish rules and regulations for the operation
of the Library, keep minutes of its records in a book supplied by the
City (which was to become an' official record of the City and file an
annual reporting of income and expenditures. The Resolution also
provided that any vacancy on the Library Advisory Board was to be
filled by nomination by Philaco Woman's Club of at least two prospec-
tive candidates, one of which would be selected by the City of
Apalachicola to fill the vacancy.
At the July 6, 2004 meeting of the City Commission, Joyce Estes and
Shirley Taylor denied that the Philaco Club surrendered their involve-
ment with the Library. Mrs. Estes stated that the Philaco Club had
an active involvement with the Library up to the time of the death of
Margaret Key. The Mayor asked the City Administrator (Betty Taylor
Webb) to get a 'report from the Chairman of the Library Board as to.
their membership, how long they have served, a copy of the by-laws:
and "...let us work from there." A report is expected at the next.City
Commission meeting.


The home of Margaret Key was constructed of Heart pine and black
cypress in 1894 by August Mohr, superintendent of the Cypress Lum-
ber Company. In the late 1930s, Alexander and Margaret Key pur-
chased the home. She and Alexander Key divorced in 1946. Ms. Key
never remarried nor had children and there were no heirs when she
died. In later years, her sister, Bess Lee, a commercial artist from
Denver joined Margaret Keys. Both Bess and Margaret lived in the
house until they were into their 90's. George and Sally Leach pur-
chased the home in May 1998 and restored the home but the interior
remains essentially the way it has been for over 100 years.

Correspondance regarding these issues is published in Edito-
rial and Commentary on Page 3.

St. George Civic Club Hears

Plea For Sea Turtles

Routine Business Mixed With Political Speeches

President Richard Harper gaveled
the St. George July meeting of the
Civic Club to order, as the pot-
luck dinner was being finished at
the island fire station Thursday,
July 15th. Roger Martin of the
Apalachicola River Keeper organi-
zation spoke on Florida's endan-
gered sea turtles. He reminded his
listeners that the federal endan-
gered species act lists all five spe-
cies of sea turtles in Florida are
either threatened or endangered.
Each summer, he said, Florida
beaches host the gathering of
nesting sea turtles. Females
emerge from the surf to deposit
eggs in sand nests and later, tiny
hatchlings struggle from their
nests and scramble to the ocean.
Nearly all of this activity takes
place under darkness and relies
.upon natural light environment

too often disrupted by the addi-
tion of artificial lighting.
Mr. Martin also announced gen-
eralized plans for the renovation
of the St: George lighthouse-in-
cluding a complete restoration. He
said announcements would be
made later for citizen involvement
in a new project dealing with the
lighthouse. A large number of
candidates for public office were
permitted to address the club
President Harper reminded mem-
bers that there would not be a
formal August meeting, but in-
stead, a political forum would be
held on the third Thursday in
August for candidates running in
District 1. Please see the calen-
dar ad listing all of the forums
printed elsewhere in this issue.

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The Franklin Chronicle

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July 20, 2004
Present: Chairperson
Cheryl Sanders;
Commissioner Jimmy
Mosconis; Commissioner
Bevin Putnal;
Commissioner Clarence
' Williams and Absent:
Commissioner Eddie
Circuit Court Clerk Kendall Wade
announced that the annual bud-
get workshop for the county bud-
get will be held Monday morning,
9 a.m. at the Courtroom Annex,
for most of the day. The entire
draft budget will be reviewed at
this time. Citizens desiring input
into the Franklin County budget
had better attend this session
starting at 9 a.m.
Animal Control Annual
Activity Report
Van Johnson submitted his an-
nual report to the county Com-
missioners, summarizing all ani-
mal control activity throughout
Franklin County from July 2003
through June 2004. His chart
also includes data from the pre-
vious two years. During the re-
porting period, 731 dogs and 278
cats were impounded that were
either found running at large or
turned in by their owners. From
this combined total of 1004 ani-
mals, the Dept. turned over 215
to the Humane Society for adop-
tion and 97 returned to their own-,
ers. The remaining 692 animals
,or 68% had to be euthanized. The
Dept. also issues 14 citations
amounting to about $600 in fines.
Officers investigated Tniie.dog.
bites and attended two animal
neglect hearlngsbefore' the
County Judge.
Extension Director
Bill Mahan informed the county
commissioners that a letter would
be forthcoming from the Fish and
Wildlife Commission (FWC) indi-'"
cating that upon the FBIP grant
award to Franklin County. a for-
mal cooperator agreement:'MOU
(Memo of Understanding) will be
entered into between the FWC
and Franklin County for a 20 year
period. A boundary survey for the
Box R has been delivered.

Public Hearing
A lariTuse'iahage asL approved
by the county commission,
changing 9.7 acres set asideifor
the new Research Reserve Head-
quarters to use as a public facil-
ity. The zoning change was made
to land previously determined to
be unbuildablee" but permitted in
the high hazard zone,

Weems Hospital'
Michael Lake appeared before the
Commissioners, announcing that
his operation was up-to-date in
lease payments. The hospital
owes $41,060 in back taxes and
he. said that these will be paid
within a six-month period. He also
explained the problem of obtain-
ing medical malpractice insurt-
ance, either it is too expensive or
simply not available. He proposed
a new plan to relieve the hospital
of some taxes by providing indi-
gent care. He recited a large num-
ber of improvements in hospital
operations including upgrades in
staff and equipment and lab pro-
cedures. He estimated that the
Weems Hospital was subsidized
by other sources to as much as
$400,000 annually. About
$500,000 of care was provided
free to indigents in the emergency
room last year. A new CAT scan
x-ray machine costs about
$100,000 each year. He had
supplemented the professional
fees of many doctors on staff at
the hospital and the ambulance
service, while disproportionate
money from the state has dimin-
ished considerably. Only about
$60,000 is now available for drugs
and staff.
Revolving Loans Through
Discussion was held on outstand-
ing and in-default loans through
the Apalachee Regional Planning
Council loan fund and the prob-
lem of'collecting on overdue loans
to small businesses. The County
Attorney opined that many of the
loans lacked useful collateral for
the loans, making collections dif-
ficult when attempts were made
to liquidate the collateral to the
loans. Kendall Wade was to take
up the matter with the ARPC at
an upcoming ARPC meeting.

Tourist Development
The Board approved the passage
of an ordinance establishing the
Franklin County Tourist Develop-
ment Council. A period of 60 days
must elapse before the tax can be
legislated into another ordinance
subject to a public referendum
this fall. Excerpts of the ordinance
are as follows:
"...WHEREAS, the Board of
County Commissioners of
Franklin County has determined
.that it is in the best interests of
the residents and citizens of the
County that the Council be estab-
lished and the members thereto
appointed, and that the Board
consider the levy and imposition

ot a tourist development tax un-
der section 125.0104, subject to
all requirements of the statute (in-
cluding a referendum as required
ACTED by the Board of County
Commissioners of Franklin
County, Florida, that:
1. Creation of Council. There is
hereby created and established,
pursuant to the authority granted
in Fla. St. section 125.0104, an
advisory council to be known as
the Franklin County Tourist De-
velopment Council (the "Council"
herein), which shall be estab-
lished by ordinance pursuant to
Fla. St. section 125.0104.
2. Members. The Council shall
consist of nine members who
shall be appointed from time to
time by the Board of County Com-
missioners. The chairman of the
Board of County Commissioners
(or such other member of the
Board as shall be appointed by
the Chair) shall serve on the
Council. In addition, two mem-
bers of the Council shall be
elected municipal officials (who
each shall be an elected official of
the City of Apalachicola and the
City of Carrabelle). Six members
of the Council shall be persons
who are involved in the tourist
industry and who have demon-
strated an interest in tourist de-
velopment, of which members,
not less than three nor more than
four shall be owners or operators
of motels, hotels, recreational ve-
hicle parks, or other tourist at-
tractions in Franklin County that
would be subject to any tourist
,development tax under section
125.0104.. All members of the
Council shall be registered elec-
tors of Franklin County. The
Board of County Commissioners

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Franklin County Animal Control
Annual Activity Report
Reporting Period July 2003 June 2004

ACTIVITY,' JULY 2001 JUNE 2002 JULY 2002 JUNE 2003 JULY 2003 JUNE 2004
Dogs Impounded 498 398 731
Cats Impounded 290 250 273
Reclaimed by Owner (Dogs & 27 69 ; 97
Turned over to Humane Society 36 17 215
for Adoption (Dogs & Cats)
Euthanized (Dogs & Cats) 725 ,562 692
Warnings Issued 41 8 ; 25
29 14 14
Citations Issued ($1,145 in ($1,064 in ($600 in
fines collected by the county) fines collected by the county) fines collected by the county)
Dog Bite Investigations 38 14 9
Dangerous Dog Hearings 2 1
'ih'mal fNleqlecr Hear.nqs 0 2

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may, in its discretion, appoint the
chairman of the Council, which
chair shall be appointed or se-
lected annually and which chair
may be reelected or reappointed.
The members of the Council shall
serve for staggered terms of up to
four years .
3. Initial members and terms of
office. The initial members of the
Council, and their initial terms of
office, shall be as follows, listed
name then initial term of office:
Chairman Cheryl Sanders: one
year; Commissioner Raymond
Williams: one year; Commissioner
Van Johnson: two years; Curt
Blair: three years; Helen Spohrer:
four years; Alice Collirs: one year;
Linda Blair: four years; Jerry Th-
ompson: three years; Skip Frink:
two years.
4. Meetings. The Council shall
meet at least once each quarter
and, from time to time, shall make
recommendations to the Board of
County Commissioners for the
effective operation of the special
projects or for the uses of the
tourist development tax revenue,
and may perform such other du-
ties as may be prescribed by
county ordinance or resolution.
The Council shall continuously
review expenditures of revenues
from any tourist development tax
and shall receive, at least quar-
terly, expenditure reports from
the Board of County Commission-
ers Finance Office. Expenditures
which the Council believes to be
unauthorized shall be reported to
the Board of County Commission-
ers and to the Department, of
5. Preparation of Tourist Devel-
opment Plan. Within 60 days af-
ter the adoption of the resolution
appointing the Council members,

the Council shall prepare and
submit to the Board of County
Commissioners, for the Board's
approval, a tourist development
plan, setting forth those matters
referred to in section
6. Initial members and terms of
office. The initial members of the
Council, and their initial terms of
office, are stated hereinabove.
7. The Board hereby declares its
intent to consider the enactment
of an ordinance, pursuant to the
procedures and requirements of
Fla. St. section 125.0104, levying
and imposing a tourist develop-
ment tax under section 125.0104.
ENACTED this 20th day of July,

Franklin County Planner
Mark Curenton informed the
"I have submitted the data and
analysis for the land use changes
the County included in the Com-
prehensive Plan. We can expect
,the report back from DCA shortly
after September 12th.
"I need authorization for the
chairman to sign a new CDBG
Signature Authority Form with a
revised address." Board action.
The St. George Island Civic Club
has been paying the electric bill
for the County park at the end of
SFranklin Boulevard. They have
requested that the County take
over the responsibility for this
expense. The Board approved.
There are still 2 seats vacant on
the Board of Adjustment and
there are still 2 seats vacant on
the Planning and Zoning Commis-

"We make a living by what we get, we

make a lfe by what we give.

Winston Churchill.

I have made my living in Franklin County Clerks Office for 30
. years. I have given my entire working career to serving you, the
people of Franklin County, by being courteous, helpful and pro-
fessional. I have enjoyed assisting you in the county commission
room, in the jury room, in the recording office, in the child sup-
port office, in the traffic office, and in all misdemeanor and
felony courts. I want to continue my life's work. My only promise
is to give you the best service I can and trust you, the public, to
tell me when I make a mistake. I'm not perfect, but I have all the
knowledge and experience to operate this office effectively and

Vote for Marcia Johnson on

August 31st for Clerk of Court.


Franklin County received a letter
from the Fla. DEP notifying, us
that they are updating the Florida
Beach Management Program
Long-Range Budget Plan. This will
be used to request funding from
the legislature for local projects,
such as the Alligator Point beach
renourishment. DEP has asked
the County to submit projects for
ranking and inclusion in this
plan. I have passed this informa-
tion on to our engineers so they
can prepare the documents to
submit for Alligator Point."
Also related to Alligator Point,
Colonel Robert B. Keyser of the
Army Corps of Engineers has,
written the County in reply to our
letter of May 17, in which the
County indicated we preferred the
beach renourishment option over
extending the revetment for pro-
tecting Alligator Drive. In their let-
ter the Corps indicates that the
beach renourishment option is
not guaranteed and urges the
County to reevaluate our position
on extending the revetment.
The Building Department is run-
ning out of room to store old
building permits. I propose just
keeping permits for 10 years and
then disposing of them. The Board

Planning and Zoning
Rachael Ward reported the follow-
The Planning and Zoning Com-
mission met on July 8, 2004, with
the following recommendations:
They recommended approval of
the following Critical Shoreline
Applications and the Board ap-
William Bassett to construct a
single family private dock at 401
East Sawyer Street, Lot 5, Block
81, Unit 5, St. George Island.
Bert Pope to construct. a fishing
pier at 3186 US Highway 98, St.
James (This is the old Lorenzo's
Bruce McLeod to construct a
single family private dock at 505
West Sawyer Street, Lot 20, Block
89, Unit 5; St. George Island.
The Commission recommends
approval of a request to rezone Lot
92, Tarpon Shores, 128 Otterslide
Road, Eastpoint from R-2 Single
Family Mobile Home to R-4 Single
Family Home Industry. The appli-
cant is Karen Stephens Sykes.
The Board approved.
The Commission recommends
approval of a request to rezone Lot
1, Block 1, Lanark Village, from
R-1 Single Family Residential to
R-5 Multi-family. Ron Gray is the
Continued on Page 11

Joyce Estes from Page 1
National Seashore bill, ana many
other involvements before I moved
"After moving here I have been
involved in numerous organiza-
tions. I have been a member of'
Philaco Woman's Club and served
as President for 4 terms, (8 years)
of my 25 year membership."
"While President of Philaco,
Woman's Club, we were involved
in many projects such as writing'
the first resolution to save the;
Little St. George Lighthouse, Sup-,
porting with the Senior Citizens
program and the Apalachicola
City Library, helped to light thej
Lafayette Park, promoted the
renovation of the Raney House,,
saved the Chapman Auditorium
from destruction, started the Pink'
Lady program at the Hospital,
brought Art and theater programs.
and a host of other community.
activities, which we still continue,
to support. I also served as Dis- '
trict Director in the Florida Fed--'
eration of Woman's Club and Re-"
source Management Chairman
for the State.
"While serving as Chairman of the"
Northwest Water Managementi
District Governing Board we haven
obtained funding for storm, water'
treatment for Apalachicola, New'
water wells for Apalachicola and
Carrabelle, restoration of the,,
grass beds in Apalachicola Bay
restoration and in Tate's Hell For-
est, hosted workshops on moni-I
touring the bay by all agencies in-,
volved and workshop addressing'
water problems at the East end'
of the County. Located water'
sources for drilling test wells forf
the future growth of the county.
The Board is vitally involved in the,
Tri River Compact to save ourv
river from over use in St. George,
and many other issues that effect,
the well being of Franklin County,
and the State of Florida.
"District one is the largest tax'
base of the County and the roads-
are in shambles. Storm water
needs to be addressed for further'
development. Some of the issues'
that are important to me are,
Emergency Management, Health,
Care should be a priority, the ac-
countability of the Sheriffs De-,
partment, Recreation facilities are,
a must for our way of life. And we
need a plan for Economic Devel-
opment that benefits everyone,
and protects our way of life. Our,
environment should be the hall-
mark for every decision made. Fi-
nancial accountability is a must.,
"Planning for the future is vital
and must have the proven lead-
ership that I can give. I ask for
your vote to elect me as your
County Commissioner for District-
One on November 2 on election

The Franklin Chronicle


23 July 2004 Page 3


Letter To The Editor

Margaret Key was my friend. That was a rare honor. She was an
extraordinary person.
She was a professional writer, historian, researcher, and naturalist,
among many other successful endeavors.
She was intelligent, multi-talented, a tireless worker, sincere, honest,
and witty.
She had no patience with waste, dishonesty, pettiness, or shabby
She was a leader, at one time president of Philaco Club, although she
later disassociated from that organization.
As an integral member of the Apalachicola Municipal Library Board
she was vibrant, viable, and valuable, She is still sorely missed, but
remains as a reminder of ethical and dedicated endeavor to responsi-
bilities and creative opportunities.
The Philaco Club has worked with the city for the betterment of the
people since Mrs. Rebecca Hickey persuaded the commissioners to
remove cattle from the streets. I don't see the ladies still riding herd,
however. It was a timely move to turn the ever expanding and evolv-
ing Philaco Memorial Library over to the city.
Although the board is culturally and ethnically diverse it has attempted
to keep an Apalachicola resident Philaco member. At one time Jewel
Meacham was a member. When the board requested the incoming
president, Joyce Estes, to recommend her continuance, she chose
another. The board in turn, regretfully, released Jewel, requested the
commission to approve the new appointee. The new appointee did
not participate or attend the monthly meetings. At this time there are
two Philaco members on the board.
The board has subsidized the city stipend with ingenious methods to
keep the library viable. It cannot afford to have slackers or prima
donnas, Friends of the Library are vital. People voluntarily give grant
money or many respond generously to a simple request. Books and
audio-visuals given are shelved or sold.
The board abides strictly by the by-laws. It has at all times consulted
the city manager, mayor or commission on matters of which it is
As the city has progressed and evolved from its unique past, so has
the library. It made concerted efforts to collect oral histories from its
citizens and maintain research materials concerning local and com-
munity history. It has bought all Caldecutt and Newberry Award books
for young readers. Computers have been installed for the public and
software to expedite media tasks. There are varieties of reference
materials. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, Thesauruses, field guides,
genealogy, to name a few. There are books on etiquette and parlia-
mentary procedure for those who want to improve their cultural lit-
eracy. It is now actively involved with a book on the history of the
Apalachicola River, soon to be published by the Northwest Florida
Water Management District.
It is illogical to think the majority of Philaco Club members voted to
instigate the actions of certain members during the last few months.
Does the General Federation of Women's Clubs condone these com-
mando tactics? Are the women involved residents of Apalachicola?
The Philaco Club has not participated or shown interest in the library
for many years. How many use the facilities? How many are Friends?
How many are patrons? How many are volunteers? Has the library
chairman reported every month over the years on the actions of the
Municipal board? How many have attended library sales, lectures,
displays, and cultural programs?
Why now?
I'm sure Margaret would have some excruciatingly candid remarks.
Anne 0. Allen
July 13, 2004

Letter To The Editor
July 16, 2004
franklin Chronicle
Apalachicola, Florida 32320
Re: Apalachicola Municipal Library
Good Morning:
This is in reply to the July 13, 2004 Letter to the Editor from Anne 0.
Philaco Woman's Club would like the public to know that our official
name is G.F.W.C.-F.F.W.C. Philaco Woman's Club of Apalachicola.
G.F.W.C. stands for General Federation of Women's' Clubs and
F.F.W.C. represents Florida Federation of Women's Clubs with a mem-
bership of over ten million women. One of our most outstanding ac-
complishments has been to start 75% of all libraries existing in the
United States of America.
g In 1959, G.F.W.C.-F.F.W.C Phflaco Woman's Club gave their Library,
The Philaco Club Library, to the City of Apalachicola. The City, in
return, passed Resolution No. 59-4 which created the Library Advi-
sory Board composed of five members "who shall be residents and
real property taxpayers of the City of Apalachicola, and whose duty it

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shall be to organize and manage the City Library to draw rules and
regulations and the said Library Advisory Board shall manage the
City Library to establish and maintain the best possible library ser-
vice to the people of this City." Copy of the Resolution is enclosed.
Philaco Woman's Club has no argument with who or when they had
an active member of Philaco Woman's Club as a member of the Li-
brary Advisory Board. Currently, there is one member of Philaco on
the Library Advisory Board, not two. However, this member has not
been an active member of Philaco due to health reasons, and has
reported to the club one time with regard to happenings at Library
Advisory Board meetings. Our concern is the fact that under the above
referenced Resolution No. 594, and in the penultimate paragraph of
the Resolution, the Apalachicola City Commission granted Philaco
Woman's Club the right and duty to "...in case of any vacancy to
make a recommendation to the City Commission of at least two quali-
fied persons for each vacancy and the City Commission shall, in so
far as it legally may, appoint persons to fill the vacancies of this board
from those persons recommended by the Philaco Club of Apalachicola."
This has not been done for many years now. This is what Philaco
Woman's Club of Apalachicola is presently trying to have enforced.
Several members of Philaco attended the May meeting of the Library
Advisory Board meeting. When Philaco tried to pass out copies of
Resolution No. 59-4 and discuss the contents, Mrs. Allen informed
Philaco that they had a copy of the Resolution. She went on to say
that because the Resolution was passed in 1959, it was no longer any
good and that the Library Advisory Board had their own bylaws un-
der which they operated. Shortly thereafter, Mrs. Allen announced
that she had a 6:00 p.m. meeting and she got up and left with Philaco
members still trying to address questions to the remaining Board
members. The meeting was terminated shortly thereafter when the
remaining Board members stood up and left.
In June, several members of Philaco, again went to the Library Advi-
sory Board meeting only to find that the meeting had been cancelled.
On July 12, once again those same Philaco members went to the
Library Advisory Board meeting only to be told by the librarian that
the meeting had been cancelled until further notice. It is difficult for
Philaco to understand how the Library Advisory Board is able to run
the workings of the Library in light of the fact they cancelled the past
2 meetings. The Library Advisory Board, being an entity of the City of
Apalachicola, is governed by the Government in the Sunshine Law, a
fact that the Board is either ignorant of, or they refuse to acknowl-
Mrs. Allen states in her letter, that 'The board abides strictly by the
by-laws". However, the Board may do this only after the conditions of
Resolution No. 594 have been met and their by-laws are not in con-
flict with the Resolution. Resolution No. 59-4 supercedes any by-
laws the Board may have written, and the by-laws should be revised
to be consistent with the Resolution.
In reply to Mrs. Allen's statement as to "actions of certain women
during the last few months... and these commando tactics," we would
inform her that this matter has been discussed at every Board meet-
ing for the past several years and was also brought to the attention of
certain officers in F.F.W.C. and G.F.W.C. in February of this year.
Philaco was told at that time that, we should actively pursue this
matter in any legal manner necessary. This is what Philaco is doing.
Mrs. Allen may call it what she wants to call it. F.F.W.C and G.F.W.C
have been kept informed of our on-going activities in trying to realize
the rights and privileges granted to Philaco in the Resolution.
We would also like to inform Mrs. Allen that it is rather difficult to
participate or show interest in a library that fails to communicate
with the outside world. Every week, in both newspapers, there is an
article about the achievements and activities of the Franklin County
Library. When was the last time there was an article about the
Apalachicola Municipal Library in either newspaper?
Yes, we agree. Margaret, who was also a very close personal friend of
ours, was all those things Mrs. Allen described. She would also be
horrified to know the money obtained from the funds from the sale of
her home and contents is still sitting in the Estate's bank account

Richard Bell PUBLIC

Announces For CALE'

District 3, AL
Here ye, here ye, here ye:
School Board invited to a series of public
"I have been working, living, and office will discuss their vie
enjoying our community for the
past two years. As a counselor MONDAY. JULY 26, 2004 AT 7 P.M
working in our schools, I have also Carrabelle Senior Citizens Center
enjoyed getting to know our chil-
dren, school faculty, and families. District #5-County Commission
While I plan to continue counsel- Thomas Lee Brannon, Democral
ing and helping families, I would
also like to be the School Board Bevin Putnal, Democrat
Member for District 3. I believe Doug McKinney, no party affiliate
that my strong commitment to
our children and my business District #5-School Board Candid
background would serve well in Katie McKnight
this community leader position. John Richards
"While born in Mobile, Alabama I
grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. While FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2004
attaining a Bachelor's Degree in 6th Street Recreation Center, Apala
Psychology, I joined the U.S. Ma- Candidates for Sheriff
rine Corps, Reserves and went to Superintendent
boot camp at Parris Island, S.C. Clerk of Court
After graduating from Georgia Sponsored by HCOLA beginning at
State University in 1990, I taught
kindergarten for one year and
went on to work with troubled SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2004
children at a psychiatric hospital. 6th Street Recreation Center, Apala
I returned to Georgia State Uni- Candidates for Franklin County C
versity and graduated with a School Board
Master's in Business Administra- Tax Collector .
tion in 1995. I enjoyed business Supervisor of Elections
success as a Partner in a real es- roprt Araiser
tate development firm and also as Property Apprais er g.
an executive in large Atlanta real Sponsored by HCOLA beginning al
estate brokerage firm. Seeking a
better quality of life, I moved my TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2004 AT 7
family to St. George Island in 2002 "Dixie Theatre"hin Apalachicola (ten,
and earlier this year moved to
Apalachicola. District #3-County Commission
"Since moving to the area I have Jack Frye, Democrat
established my own real estate Bryant Hand, Democrat
company, Beach Bell Realty. I Noah Lockley, Jr, Democrat
have also. through an indepen- Clarence Williams, Democrat
dent service, been counseling chil- Michael Moron, no party affiliatio
dren in our schools and with their
families in our community. I District #3-School Board Candic
worked at Brown Elementary, the Richard Bell
ABC School, and at Carrabelle Richard Bell
High School. In another respect Fonda Davis, Sr.
of working with children, I was a Teresa Ann Martin
soccer coach last year and am
looking forward to this year's sea- TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2004 AT 7
son. "Dixie Theatre"in Apalachico/a:
"I am blessed to have two beauti-
ful and wonderful children. Simon Superintendent of Schools
is 6 years old and is going into (county wide election):
second grade at Apalachicola Bay Jo Ann Gander, Democrat

Charter School. Amelia is 4 and Frank Stephens, Democrat
attendspreschool at Bay Commu- Jeff Weiner, Democrat
nity School."
"I appreciate the opportunity tb be The St. George Island Political E
considered for the position of comprised of volunteers from St.
School Board. I feel that my busi- is to help inform the public on m
ness leadership and compassion o public
for children will combine well to appropriate and fair public forui
serve in this important role. I solicit countywide participation
would enjoy answering any ques- opportunity to promote an inform
tions 850-899-0282. I appreciate that informed citizens will choos
your support and vote." will better respond to our comm(

drawing, as we understand, 1% interest and still, no accounting of
any of these funds has been made since the house sold in 1998!
Indeed, "Margaret would have some excruciatingly candid remarks"
to make!
We would suggest that before Mrs. Allen writes another letter to the
editor, that she should do her homework
Yours truly,
Philaco Woman's Club of Apalachicola
Joyce Estes, Past President for the Club
Shirley N. Taylor, Past Vice-President for the Club

Card Of Thanks

Those involved in the community effort to bring on the fireworks in-
cluded many who donated money and many who pitched in and
helped. If anyone is left out, we apologize. Some put money to the
fireworks account at the Apalachicola State Bank and some names
were left off deposit slips. All in all it was a community effort, with
many pitching in to help at Battery Park.
Among the many who contributed to making the 2004 Fourth of July
fireworks a success were: Veolia/John Szafranski, Rancho Inn and
Apex Productions/ Mark Rodgers, Apalachicola State Bank, Water
Street Seafood, E Street Seafood Grill, Buddy Ward Seafood, Marcia
Johnson, Harrison Jones Stucco, Stan Jankowski, Andy Durham,
Judy and Jim Patterson, Apalachicola Rotary Club, Apalachicola
Mortgage, Apalachicola Realty, Apalachicola River Inn, Subway, Claim
Management, Davis Child Development, Dolores Sweet Shoppe, Shaun
Donahoe, Fosters, Mark Friedman, Lanier Pharmacy, Mosley Auto,
Ward Kirvin, The Hut Restaurant, Apalachicola Times/ Star Publish-
ing, Allyn Inc. Deepwater Marina, Prudential Resort Realty, Olde South
Mortgage Group Inc., Garlick Environmental Assoc. Inc., Owl Cafe,
Maxwell Tire and Battery Co., Chef Eddie's Magnolia Grill, J. V. Gan-
der Distributors, Galloway Construction, Scipio Creek Marina, Riv-
erside Seafood, Shuler and Shuler Law Office, Gulfside IGA, Miller
Mart, Papa Joe's Restaurant, Baskerville Donovan, Bryant House,
Croom's Transportation, LinLea's/Arnold's Tin Shed, Gibson Inn and
Pamela and Tony, Piggly Wiggly/Lee McLemore, U.S. Coast Guard,
Florida Wildlife Management, Franklin County Sheriffs Department,
City of Apalachicola, officials and employees, Dorothy and Hal Tobin,
Andy Williams, and many others.
For more information call: Mark Rodgers at (850) 653-6003 or John
Szafranski at (850) 653-6848.

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TUESDAY. AUGUST 17, 2004 AT 7 P.M.
Eastpoint Fire Station:

District #1-County Commission Candidates:
David Ard, Democrat
Larry Boatwright, Democrat
Russell Crofton, Democrat
Kenneth Shiver, Democrat
Willard Vinson, no party affiliation .

District #1-School Board Candidates:
Denise Butler
Teresa Howard
C.J. .Ogles
Rex Pennycuff

St. George Island Fire Station.

District #1-County Commission Candidates:
David Ard, Democrat
Larry Boatwright, Democrat
Russell Crofton, Democrat
Joyce Estes, Republican
Kenneth Shiver, Democrat
Willard Vinson, no party affiliation

District #1-School Board Candidates:
Denise Butler
Teresa Howard
C.J; Ogles
Rex Pennycuff

TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2004 AT 7 P.M.
"Dixie Theatre" in Apalachicola:

Clerk of the Court (countywide election):
Renee Shiver Griffin, Democrat
Marcia Johnson, Democrat

Apalachicola High School

Sheriff (county wide election):
John Crum, Democrat
Mike Mock, Democrat
Joel Norred, Democrat
Skip Shiver, Democrat
Wayne Williams, Democrat
Bruce Barnes, Republican

Education Committee (PEC) is a nonpartisan community association
George Island and all other.areas of Franklin County. Our mission
natters of common concern by sponsoring open dialog through
ms, town meetings, debates and discussions. We encourage and
in this venture in order to provide all areas of the county with the
ned and responsible electorate. It is our belief, and it is our desire,
e qualified, responsible representatives and those representatives
on concerns and needs.

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One Commitment

*FOR the KIDS!

Five Priorities:

* Fair, Equal, and Quality Education for ALL Students
* Raising Salaries and Extra Support for Teachers
* Higher Academic Achievement Immediately
* Fully Support Sports-Extracurricular Activities
* Trimming the Fat-Lowering Your Property Taxes

Please attend the
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on August 10th at the Dixie Theatre to hear details of my
platform. If allowed, I will answer questions from the
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jFrom Southeastern Fisheries

Association, Inc. (July 2004)
Magnuson Reauthorization Bill Filed For Enviros
tMembers of Congress who. are cosponsors of the Fisheries Manage-
'ment Reform Act of 2004, Lois Capps (D-CA) Ed Case (D-HI), Sam
Warr (D-CA): Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Michael Honda
f(D-CA), Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL), Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Barbara
:Lee (D-CA), Betty McCollum (D-WN), George Miller (D-CA), James
4voran (D-VA), Nick Rahall (D WV), Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chris Van
Jollen (D-MD), Robert Wexler (D FL).
tix California legislators dominate the co-sponsors so far as well as
esse Jackson, Jr. of Illinois, and Robert Wexler from Florida. This
bill follows the recommendations of the PEW Trust and Would
~remove all commercial fishing representatives as Council mem-
bers. The co-sponsors may assume the Fishery Management Coun-
ocils make the regulations. Actually, the members of the Councils only
recommendd regulations, which must be approved and implemented
py the US Secretary of Commerce based on the law.
fhis version of the reauthorization bill is an attempt to further dam-
Eage and even ban some commercial fishing in US waters. SFA hopes
fl Congressmen and Senators who care about the fishing resources
11i oppose this bill vigorously. Under the provisions of this bill, no
Commercial fisherman, processor or dealer, nor any charter boat owner
r captain can be appointed to the Councils because of their financial
interest. Instead environmentalists and others would hold the Coun-
tcil seats and their own agenda would be put in place. This is legisla-
tion every person in the seafood industry should get involved with
iand fight. If you sit around and let somebody else do it for you, as is
Io often the case, you will lose.
,SFA Supports A 2-Year Delay in Country of Origin
ter meeting with representatives from Publix and Food Marketing
institute (FMI), SFA (Southeastern Fisheries Association) agreed to
Work with the seafood retailers and support a 2-year delay in the
Implementation of Country of Origin Legislation (COOL). This, is not
Change in SFA's policy of supporting COOL, but a change in strat-
gy to help sell more domestically produced seafood in the immediate
|ne Food Marketing Institute members, including Publix, Winn-Dixie,
Proger's, Kash n Karry, Albertsons and the domestic seafood indus-
try will create a Joint Industry Seafood Promotional Program, which
iVould have two elements: a voluntary seafood labeling program and
cm aggressive seafood-marketing program for domestic seafood prod-
icts. The implementation date would be January 1, 2005. Participat-
rng retailers (estimated 90% already signed on) will provide informa-
ion to consumers about seafood consistent with all legal obligations,
including those set forth in federal, state and local laws.
Under this voluntary program, retailers will provide information on
the method of productions, that is, whether the seafood was
farm-raised or wild caught. Additionally the retailers will disclose state
br region, such as California or Gulf of Mexico, to their customers in
such a way for them to know the seafood is a product of the USA. The
labeling program will be significant and an independent third party
11ll do an analysis of the labeling program to see that it meets all
finally the Food Marketing Institute members will work with US do-'
nestic seafood producers to develop and promote state and regional
marketing efforts. SFA thinks working with FMI members will be in
the best interest of the seafood industry. If it was not for the large
volume of pink shrimp moving through retail channels developed over
the years, the value of pink shrimp would diminish. Publix, for in-
stance, has worked hard to develop Florida Pink Shrimp name recog-
nition for their customers even though they pay more for pink shrimp
then they would for Chinese pond, raised shrimp. Puiblix and other
Florida retailers also buy fish and shellfish. which would be part of


their marketing efforts. In reality, if a 2-year delay is granted it will be
only a delay of less than a year since there is no way the USDA can
get final regulations in place and enforceable by September 30, 2004.
Misrepresentation of Seafood Products
The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS) has
added a special spot on their home page discussing the misrepresen-
tation of seafood products. It can be found at www.fl-seafood.com/
The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation has
sent out an industry advisory also directed at seafood product mis-
representation at: http://www.myflorida.com/dbpr/hr/advisories/
docs/2004 01.pdf 0
This has become a major problem in Florida and throughout the south-
east. as more and more demand is created for domestic seafood prod-
SFA recognizes imported fishery products make up the bulk of the
US seafood market. Much of the imported product has been packed
under high standards, is safe and tastes good. SFA just encourages
hotels and restaurants to sell their fish under the correct name.
Shrimp Anti-Dumping Petition
As most everyone in America knows by now, the US Commerce De-
partment ruled in favor of the Petition filed by the Southern Shrimp
Alliance and imposed tariffs on many foreign companies. Some of the
tariffs levied are significant but according to an examination of the
findings, 2 Chinese companies that account for 43% of the Chinese
shrimp sent to the United States received a 0% It will be worth watch-
ing to see if those companies that received the high tariffs in fact sell
their shrimp to the companies with Zero tariff. This was the Prelimi-
nary Finding With the Final ruling to be given around November of
The Wally Stevens group has been trying to poison the well for the
domestic shrimp industry by calling the tariffs a "food tax" and other
things and taking a full page ad in USA TODAY newspaper saying a
shrimp dinner will cost $15 instead of $10 as a result of the tariff,
What a bunch of bull.
On the other hand the Southern Shrimp Alliance showed how the
price of shrimp has been dropping, but none of this savings was passed
on to the consumer. Instead the cost of a shrimp dinner at restau-
rants like Red Lobster has risen substantially. Many newspapers have
written editorials supporting the domestic shrimpers while others,
such as the Orlando Sentinel does not support their efforts.

The Discouraging Outlook Of

Florida's Shrimp Industry
According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer
Services, Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture Marketing, the Florida
shrimp industry is being overtaken by more than a billion pounds of
foreign shrimp entering the marketplace each year at prices so low
that Florida fishermen cannot compete. This has forced Florida's
shrimp prices to plummet as much as 38 per cent. Florida's shrimp
industry is in jeopardy, involving about 4,400 jobs and a value of
$97.4 million to the state's economy.
To increase awareness of this issue, the Dept. of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services has launched an outreach program.
According to a copyrighted article published in the Wall Street Jour-
nal'on June 11, 2004, some economists see the multibillion-dollar
shrimp spat "as a case study on how contorted the U.S. trade rules
have become."
"The brawl over $2.8 billion in annual shrimp imports began in De-
cember_'when;a',group of domestic shrimp-boat owners and proces-
sors filed an antidumping case against competitors in Brazil, China,


Ecuador, India, Thailand and Vietnam. The U.S. shrimpers claim those-
countries are driving them out of business by selling frozen shrimp-
on the U.S. market at artificially low prices, a practice known as dump-
ing. They want the Commerce Department, which is set to decide-
next month, to impose tariffs ranging from 30% to 349%."
To pay their huge legal bills in the shrimp-dumping case., U.S. shrimp-.
ers in eight Southeastern states received cash from their Mexican-
competitors-who were then not targeted in the dumping case-as.
well as from a U.S. congressional fund meant to rehabilitate the in-:
dustry. The shrirtipers have also touted huge potential government.
payments down the road, even though the World Trade Organization:
last year ruled that the largesse violated international-trade rules."
Others say that the shrimp suit represents one of the clearest ex--
amples in years of how the U. S, Commerce Department's own meth-
ods for determining what tariffs to impose are often skewed against
the imported product-which in this case amount to about 87% of U.
S. supply.
The shrimp fight is also a collision of two very different methods of
production. U.S. shrimpers get their catch in the open sea, while the.
exporting countries raise shrimp in ponds along the Asian and Latin:
American coasts, then ship the seafood processed and frozen to the-
U. S. at much lower prices. The Wall Street Journal asserted that:
such importation has stimulated the fish market for shrimp to as.:
high as 77% of the market. A lawyer representing the U.S. shrimp.
industry claimed that China has been the primary force in driving:
prices down.
Southern Shrimp Alliance, an organization representing about 13,000-
shrimpers has also sought government payments along with high:
tariffs. "Under an unusual 2000 law known as the Byrd Amendment,:
receipts from heightened duties on imports now go to the companies.
that requested them."
In Louisiana, the State contributed $350,000 in legal fees to the:
shrimper interests.

Three Servicemen Statue South, Inc.
At a June meeting of the board of directors of Three Servicemen Statue-
South, Inc., President Jimmy Mosconis reported the non-profit group
is halfway to its goal of obtaining the seven-foot-tall bronze statue.
The casting of the replica three servicemen sculpture will cost,
$500,000, Mosconis said. Three Servicemen Statue South is raising
the money through contributions and pledges from individuals, cor-
porations, and foundations.
Fundraising efforts received a boost in March 2004 when the City of
Apalachicola designated a half-block at the foot of the state-owned
Orman House for the new Veterans Memorial Plaza. The Vietnam vet-
erans memorial statue will stand in the middle of the plaza, sur-
rounded by a brick walkway called the "Circle of Freedom." The site is
currently being surveyed and permitted by the engineering firm of
The directors of Three Servicemen Statue South have sent a timeline
to the City of Apalachicola, indicating two target dates: a.
Groundbreaking at the site on November 11, 2004 and a Dedication'
of the Statue on Memorial Day, 2005, if all goes as planned.
"To meet these targets, we will have to continue and even increase-.
our recent rate of fundraising," Mosconis said. He urged everyone:,
who wants to participate in the project to contact Three Servicemen-
Statue South at (850) 653-1318. "There are many opportunities for:;
getting involved," he explained, "like sponsoring a tree, a bench, or a:'
brick at the site."
The directors elected Dewey Blaylock, owner, with his wife Patti, of.i
the Sunset Coastal Grill in Port St. Joe, and Jim Norton, senior vice.
president of marketing for Coastal Community Bank in Port St. Joe,-.
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V Improved customer service
V Carrabelle annex expanded services
V Public meetings more accessible
V Closer observations of daily operations and expenditures
V A conservative budget maximizing taxpayers' dollars
V Accountability and accessibility to all citizens
V Community workshops to help the public better utilize the
Clerk's services
V 24 hour services available through expanded internet
V Public awareness of any changes that may impact the citizens
of Franklin County

As a candidate for Clerk, Ifeel it is important to inform you
of these goals that will benefit our county.

As your Clerk of Court, I promise to represent our entire
county to the best of my ability and with the utmost integrity.




Tfie. Fr,,inklin Chronicle


23 July 2004 Page


The Franklin Chronicle '

Puppet Master Of The "FWCC"
Have you ever wondered how decent, hardworking people can be led
astray from their core beliefs to the point where they become puppets
on a string? All that you have to do is look back at Germany during
WWII. In fact, let's draw a few comparisons between the commercial
fishermen in Florida and the treatment of the Jews in the initial stages
of WWII.
Like the Jews, net fishermen were "demonized" in the mainstream
media. As a result, the average reader believed that they were re-
sponsible for wiping out Florida's seafood resource. Documented facts
show that before the Net Limitation Act they caught less than 30% of
the resource.
FACT: Even though recreational boaters unintentionally killed mana-
tees at a 75 to I rate over commercial fishermen, who in the public
knew? After all, when you control the mainstream media, like a former
leader of Germany, or the FCA/CCA, you can lead people astray like
FACT: Let's not forget Flipper. The FCA/CCA signed up booth volun-
teers that seemingly made a career of showing a suspect picture of a
dolphin wrapped up in a net. While it is unknown how many of these
cute mammals the sportfishing industry kills, it is known that
600,000 dolphins die per year to provide canned tuna fish in the
Pacific Ocean.
When you control the mainstream media, it is possible to make hun-
dreds of thousands of dolphins that died in the Pacific Ocean appear
like the heinous acts of Florida Net Fishermen. In reality, Florida's
Net Fishermen were only responsible for and average of 3 to 4 dol-
*phins deaths per year.
IFACT: With the public whipped into a "blind rage," it was easy to
'destroy Net Fishermen and their communities in the guise that it was
for the "good"' of all the people. (Sound similar to Germany in WWII?)
Never mind the facts, what people believe became the new reality, the
"'Net Limitation Act."
'FACT: The FWCC is currently rounding up the few remaining com-
mercial net fishermen in an attempt to extinguish their livelihoods.
They have destroyed fishermen's "due process" rights, and even claim
not to have to obey Florida Statutes. The FWCC's leader is not Gover-
nor Bush, who claims to have no power over the commission, their
true leader is Ted Forsgren, Mr. Forsgren pulls the strings and the
.commission jumps. The Constitution, Statutes, Codes, and all other
"due processes" of law be damned. This information is not just a
prejudicial slant from this writer, but also from actual statements
made by over a dozen people working for the FWCC. I guess you
:could call them "our underground resistance."
Recently, the Commission published an award given to one of their
.officers for targeting commercial net fishermen from Mr. Forsgren's.
CCA. The notice of the award was printed on official FWCC station-
ary. And the FWCC didn't think twice about their prejudice.
The lawlessness of the FWCC would astound the average reader. They
have actually claimed that they are "autonomous" and that they are a
"fourth branch of government." Even the "Separation of Powers Doc-
trine" has been disregarded for this constitutional corrupting agency.
Parallels can be drawn between Ted Forsgren and the former leader
of Germany, in the manner they control the government, enforce-
ment officers, the law, and citizens. As the FWCC knows, we have the
proof. We defeated Hitler, and we will prevail.
avid Grix
Fishing For Freedom Vice President
Boynton Beach, Florida

Scientists Find 75 Percent Of Red
Snapper Sold In Stores Is Really
Some Other Species
By David Williamson
University of North Carolina News Services
While learning in a course how to extract, amplify and sequence the
genetic material known as DNA, University of North Carolina (UNC)
at Chapel Hill graduate students got. a big surprise. So did their ma-
rine science professors.
In violation of federal law, more than 75 percent of fish tested and
sold as tasty red snapper in stores in eight states were other species.
How much of the mislabeling was unintentional or fraud is unknown,
said, Dr. Peter 13. Marko, assistant professor of marine sciences at
UNCs College of Arts and Sciences.
"Red snapper is the most sought-after snapper species and has the
highest prices, and many people, including me, believe it tastes best,"
Marko said. "Mislabeling to this extent not only defrauds consumers,
but also risks adversely affecting estimates of stock size for this spe-
cies if it influences the reporting of catch data used in fisheries man-
agement. The potential for this kind of bias in fisheries data depends
on at what point in the commercial industry fish are mislabeled, which
is something that we currently know little about."
A report on his group's research appears in the July 15 issue of the
journal Nature. Co-authors are his colleague Dr. Amy L. Moran, re-
search assistant professor of marine sciences, and graduate students
Sarah C. Lee, Amber M. Rice, Joel M. Gramling, Tara M. Fitzhenry,
Justin S. McAlister and George R. Harper.
"The red snapper, or Lutjanus campechanus, is found in offshore
waters around coral reefs and rocky outcroppings and is one of the
most economically important fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico, with
greater total landings ... than any other snapper species," Marko and
colleagues wrote. "In 1996, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management
Council and the U.S. Department of Commerce declared that L.
campechanus was grossly overfished and called for strict manage-
ment measures to restore stocks to sustainable levels.
"Such restrictions create an economic incentive for seafood substitu-
tion, where less valuable species are mislabeled and sold under the
names of more expensive ones. Substitutions among closely related
fish are difficult to detect, because most distinguishing features are
lost during processing."
The team conducted molecular analyses of 22 fish bought from nine
vendors in Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, North
Carolina, South Carolina and Wisconsin. They found 17, or 77 per-
cent, of the samples sold as red snapper were other species.
"Our work has a margin of error of 17 percent, meaning that between
60 percent and 94 percent of fish sold as red snapper in the United
States are mislabeled," Marko said.
Among those sold as red snapper were lane snapper and vermilion
snapper, two other species from the western Atlantic Ocean. Also
surprising was that more than half the DNA sequences came either
from fish from other regions of the world such as the western Pacific
or from rare species about, which little is known, he said.
"The remarkable extent of product mislabeling of red snapper threat-
ens to distort the status of fish stocks in the eyes of consumers, con-
tributing to a false impression that the supply of marine species is
keeping up with demand," Marko said.
A note from Southeastern Fisheries Association
Southeastern Fisheries Association has been telling regulators for
years that product substitution and backdoor sales of seafood is harm-
ing the legitimate fishermen, dealers, processors and retailers. If the

same scientific study was made on domestic grouper, the ratio of
substitution might be even higher and in the case of shrimp, who
knows. The Florida Department of Business Regulation and the Florida
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services are both dedicated
to protecting the consumers of Florida and I believe they will become
more aggressive in enforcing the law against product substitution
and illegal sale. Take heed.
Bob Jones
Executive Director

Proposed Operating Budget For
Franklin School District For The

Next Fiscal Year Is Up 8.2%

School Board will vote on budget next Monday,
July 26, 2004 at 6:00 p.m., Carrabelle High School

By Crystal Everritt
A Franklin County School District
meeting was held Monday, July
19th. The agenda included a pro-
posed tax budget. S. Carnley be-
gan the discussion about the pro-
posed operating budget expendi-
tures, which are 8.2 percent more
than last year's, The capital
projects expenditure is $6,013,344
for facilities acquisition and con-
struction, after debt service it to-
tals $7,430,676. The general op-
erating expenditure is $9,606,813.
The total expenditures, transfers
and fund balances add up to
The school district will soon con-
sider a measure to impose the
$2.0 million property tax for the
capital outlay projects. This prop-
erty tax will be an addition to the
school board's proposed tax of
$3,286,000 for operating ex-
The capital outlay tax will gener-
ate $4,004,222 to be used on
school based projects. The funded
projects will be the construction
and modeling of a new Franklin
County K-12 School, and the im-
provement of the land to build the
new school. The fund will also
cover maintenance, renovation,
and repairs for Franklin County
There will be ten new buses and
four new maintenance trucks,
new and replacement equipment,
payments for educational facilities
and sites due under lease or pur-
chase agreement, payments of
cost of compliance with environ-
mental statutes and regulations,
and payment of cost ofpurchas-
ing a Franklin County relocatable
education facility.

Last year's property tax levy was
initially proposed as $10,005,715
which now will grow to
$11,140,166 after deductions and
actual property tax levy. The por-
tion of the tax levy is required
under state law in order for the
school board to receive
$1,333,223 in state education
Another school board meeting
agenda was the Franklin County
School construction, which is in
process. A man from Peter Brown
Construction said the
Apalachicola High School floor
will be done Thursday, July 22nd.
The doors will be completed by the
end of the week. The restroom
work in Apalachicola and
Carrabelle High School is com-
pleted. There are much more
Franklin County school construc-
tion improvements.
School outdoor construction is
said to be done throughout the
school year. It was also brought
to the school board's attention
that on the first day of construc-
tion in Apalachicola High School
the fire marshall discovered there
wasn't a fire wall or fire resistant
tiles in the school. New firewall
and other needed accessories
were added to bring the high
school up to code. Franklin
County school improvements are
in process.
If you are a concerned citizen
please come to the public hear-
ing of the Franklin County School
proposed tax increase. The hear-
ing will be held Monday, July 26,
2004 at 6:00 p.m. at Carrabelle
High School. A decision qn the
proposed tax increase and the
budget will be made at this hear-
'1 .. .. .

Timber Island Yacht Club

A Civic Organization Dedicated to the Youth of Franklin County


Fourth Annual

Kingfish Tournament

to benefit the TIYC Seholarship

American Shrimp Company, Apalachee Bay Properties

LLC, Apalachicola State Bank, Barber's Seafood,

Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce, Carrabelle

Clipper, Carrabelle IGA, Carrabelle Marina,

Carrabelle Medical Pharmacy, Carrabelle Palms RV

Park, Century 21 Coastline Realty, Coastal Gems Real

Estate, Gat V Water Taxi, Gulf State Community Bank,

Harry's Bar, Hog Wild Bar B Q, Julia Mae's

Restaurant, Lanark Market LLC, Lorenzo Ristorante,

Marine Systems, McKinny Coastal Properties, The

Moorings at Carrabelle Inc., Sea Port Realty, The

Children's Clinic, Tow Boat US

Tenth Annual

Youth Fishing Tournament

Apalachicola Bay Properties, Apalachicola State Bank,

Barber's Seafood, C'belle Chamber of Commerce,

C'belle IGA, C'belle Marina, C'belle Medical

Pharmacy, C'belle Palms RV Park, Century 21 Realty

Coastline Realty, City of Carrabelle, Coastal Gems

Real Estate, C-Quarters Marina, Eveready Gas Co.,

Folks Realty, Gat V Water Taxi, Gulf State C6mmunity

Bank, Hog Wild Bar-B-Q, Jackson Ace Hardware,

Julia Mae's Restaurant, Lanark Village Mart, Marine

Systems, Marshall Marine, McKinney Coastal

Properties, Sea Port Realty, Capt. Chester Reese, The

Bank, The Children's Clinic, The Moorings, Tow Boat

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The British Fort At Achackweithele

On The Apalachicola

The Beginnings of Fort Gadsden Part Two
By Wayne Childers
In the first segment of this narrative, the British had arrived at the
site now known as Fort Gadsden to meet with the remnants, of the
Red Stick faction of the Creek nation. These were the traditionalist
faction among the Creeks and were at war with the Liberals who
wished to be assimilated into mainstream American Society. The
United States had allied itself with the Liberal faction and been at
war with these Indians since August of 1813 but it was not until the
beginning of 1814 that the British government had heard about it.
Up to this point, British efforts had been concentrated in the north-
east but now their attention had turned to the Lower South and the
Gulf Coast.
In the last installment we left Captain Woodbine of the Royal Marines
and two Sergeants on the way to the present day Fort Gadsden site to
arm the Seminoles and Miccasukis and train them in British military
tactics. From the end of May, 1814 to August of the same year, Wood-
bine continued this activity and also sent spies and agitators up the
river to seek an alliance with the Creeks living on the Flint and
Chattahoochee Rivers and to entice slaves on Georgia Plantations to
run away and join the forces he was gathering.
Woodbine was plagued by a shortage of food and when reinforce-
ments and supplies finally arrived to Apalachicola on the 10th of
August, 1814, he was in Pensacola where he had gone for supplies

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with the greater part of his forces. There, the Spanish Governor un-
der threat of an imminent American attack, asked the British to de-
fend the town. As a result, Woodbine sent a Captain Lockyear back to
the post on the Apalachicola to gather all the arms, equipment and
any British forces he might encounter and bring them to Pensacola.
When Lockyear arrived at Achackweithele or as the British called it,
Prospect Bluff, he found brevet Lt. Col. Edward Nicholls of the Royal
Marines and one hundred officers and Black Colonial Marines whom
the British commander, Admiral Cochrane had sent to organize and
train the Indians. Nicholls immediately recognized that the port of
Pensacola would be a more strategic location to stage an invasion of
the Lower South and the entire British force took residence in Fort
San Miguel in Pensacola, flying both the British and Spanish flags.
Nicholls in effect, took over the entire town and in conjunction with
the British Fleet, arranged an attack on Fort Bowyer at the entrance
to Mobile Bay which included 190 Indians in its assault force. This
ended disastrously, with the loss of the largest British ship, the
Hermes. Nicholls retreated to Pensacola where on November 6th, An-
drew Jackson attacked with cannon fire. Jackson besieged Pensacola
with some 3,000 troops and demanded the surrender of the town.
With only 600 Indians, 100 British Colonial troops and 500 or so
Spanish troops, Nicholls saw that he could not withstand Jackson.
He blew up Fort San Miguel and Fort Barrancas after sending the
Indians back to Prospect Bluff and then evacuated his own men and
many of the slaves of the inhabitants there as well as 200 of the
Spanish troops. Jackson thereupon occupied Pensacola after a short
battle with the remaining Spanish soldiers.
Back at Prospect Bluff, Nicholls found himself with 1100 warriors,
450 women and 755 children. Early in January some 1100 more
warriors would arrive. Nicholls had been favorably impressed by the
Indians he had met at Prospect Bluff in August. These were a group
of some 80 warriors, all skin and bones but cheerfully ready to attack
and destroy the common enemy, the Americans. He shared Woodbine's
opinion that these were excellent fighting men and that with the 8 to
10,000 of them that were located up the rivers, the Americans could
be defeated. His major problem .at. this point, was food. The whole
garrison was consuming twelve barrels of flour per day and supplies
were inadequate. Nicholls was forced to occupy the Indians in hunt-
ing to support themselves and their families rather than military ac-
In November, Nicholls commenced work on a large fortification at
Prospect Bluff. He had also formed three companies of Black Colo-
nial Marines by this time and had begun the formation of another.
His task was to supply support to. Admiral Cochrane's invasion. In
late 1814, Cochrane visited Apalachicola Bay on board his flagship,
the Tonnant; bringing along with him the British advance fleet.
Cappachamico, Chief of the Miccasukis; Thomas Perryman, Clhief of
the Seminoles; Hillis Hadjo also known as the Prophet Francis and
others were received by Cochrane on the ship. The Indians were wear-
ing their traditional headdresses, the entire skin of a bird with the
beak point out over the forehead and the wings sweeping down over
the ears. They were given gold-laced cocked hats, sergeant's jackets
and naval breeches which they promptly put on, tying the breeches
around their waists rather than putting their legs in them. Cochrane's
Fleet Captain, Edward Codrington-was not favorably impressed. He
wrote his wife that they looked like "dressed up apes".
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Whatever Cochrane thought however, he encouraged the Indians with
a joint proclamation on December 5, 1814, in which he stated that
the King, inspired by the spirit of Justice, was waging war on the
Indians' side to recover the lands that the Americans had taken from
them. Cochrane must have known that the number of Indians left at
this time and the number of Blacks that had been recruited by his
agents in Georgia, were woefully inadequate to'support his attack on`,
New Orleans with an attack from the rear while he mounted a frontal'
Cochrane however, had been given some 8,000 regulars for the job.
and was unworried about the lack of sufficient support at Prospect,
Bluff. With cursory arrangements, "he then sailed away to this op-,.
eration taking Nicholls and 100 Creek, Seminole and Choctaw war-,
riors, ordering the others to harass the Georgia frontier and to link,
up with Admiral Cockburn who had orders to take Cumberland Is-
land and to encourage a slave revolt in Georgia. A number of minor,.
raids took place into Georgia but little of consequence was accom--
plished except that these raids acted to hold down an American army.
of some 5,000 who otherwise would have been with Jackson at New:
Orleans. 1,
The Battle of New Orleans in late December, 1814 and early January, .
1815; ended in a complete fiasco for the British. Nicholls' attempts to'
win over the pirate Jean Lafitte and the Baratarians had been unsuc-
cessful and so detailed knowledge of and guides to the river and
swamps about New Orleans was denied to the British. This failure in'
combination with a number of other blunders led to their defeat de-
spite the size and experience of the British force, veterans of the Battle'!
of Waterloo.
With this further setback, British strategy fell back on Prospect Bluff"
and in January a company of the West Indian Regiment and two long,.',
six pounder cannons reinforced the already formidable force there.,
Plans were made to attack Fort Stoddart on the Tombigbee River and ,
Nicholls attempted to join forces with Admiral Cockburn who had:'
taken Cumberland Island by this time. This two front action was meant' :
to effectively cut off the state of Georgia from Jackson. :
While the intended attack on Fort Stoddart was threatening Mobile, ,
from the rear, Cochrane intended to launch a frontal assault against
it. On February 8, 1815; action was begun and on the 11th of the>
same month, Fort Bowyer finally fell, However, the planned rear at-.
tack on Fort Stoodart was thwarted by American forces. Nicholls in"
the midst of arranging an attack on the fort, found the towns on the,,`
Upper Apalachicola threatened by the American Indian agent, Ben-'"
jamin Hawkins with 900 men.
Already in December, Major Uriah Blue had killed more than 150 Red,
Sticks around the Escambia River and had burned the village oft;
Choctawhatchee so Nicholls was already apprehensive. He moved to'
counter this new threat from Hawkins and in an indecisive battle.,
somewhere near the confluence of the Flint and Chattahoochee Riv--',
ers, Hawkins' drive south stalled with both Nicholls and Hawkins
claiming that the other withdrew.
Hawkins encamped somewhere above present-day Chattahoochee and' ''
was still there on February 25th, 1815; when he received word that'
the peace treaty had been signed. Nicholls at about the same time,.,
was also informed that peace had broken out.
This was not the end of the British presence in West'Florida, however."
The British stayed on for some time to protect the interests, of the
Indians that they had allied with, protesting continued attacks by,,,
Americans on settlements of the Creeks who were now at peace and
sent their complaints to the British commander. Nicholls then with'-.
veiled threats continued to worry the Americans with his presence at,
two forts he now had on the Apalachicola as he attempted to force the
Americans to abide by the peace treaty. These were the one at Pros-,,i
pect Bluff and another much smaller one on the river near present;N
day Sneads or Chattahoochee.
The next installment covers the 'Yepatriation of Spanish property to:'A
Pensacola during the final days of the British presence through a.:
letter of Vicente Sebastian Pintado to don Josef de Soto.
John Sugden, "The Southern Indians in the War of 181211. The Floridad
Historical Quarterly (FHQ), January 1982.

Continued on Page 8


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Habitat House
Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County began construction of their
first home on Saturday, July 17, 2004. The address was 579
Brownsville Road, Apalachicola, on land donated by the St. Joe Com-
pany. The slab was barely dry the day before as workers assembled
Saturday morning about 7:30 a.m. under the supervision of Rob
Peterson, general contractor.
Habitat provides simple, decent houses for families who could not
afford to buy a home produced and financed through traditional meth-
ods. Each house is built in partnership with the resident family, which
then re-pays a no-interest loan. The family is required to contribute
402 hours of "sweat equity" toward the construction of the home.
Friends may help with the sweat equity. Since most of the labor and
some of the materials are donated, and since Habitat charges no profit,
the cost of house cost is affordable to many low-income families.
Mortgage payments received by Habitat are used to build additional
houses. If you are interested in applying for a house or would like
more information regarding Habitat, telephone: 653-3113.
By the end of the first day, all exterior walls were in place. The next
workday will be Saturday, July 24, when the roof trusses will be go-
ing up. Volunteers are needed! Thirty-eight persons participated in
the construction on July 17th. These included Don and Pam Ashley,
Ella Bond, Mark Brown, Max Brown, Cliff and Denise Butler, Bob
Day, Skip Frink, Gary Griffin, Brooks Jordan, George Knight, Roy
Lanier, George Malone, Deborah Newman, Rob Peterson, Jimmy and
Mary Rochelle, Alisa and Rick Rushing, Cora Russ, Wayne Thomas,
Dan and Kay Wheeler, Eddie White. Friends and Family of Albert
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Jr., Warrenetta Key, William Key, Alma Pugh, Eddie Joseph, James
Pugh, Bert Simmons, Vicky Simmons, Annie Townsend, Rufus
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John K. Mahon, "British Strategy and Southern Indians: War of 1812".
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William Coker and Thomas Watson, Indian Traders of the Southeast-
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The Cochrane Papers. Manuscript 2328. The National Library of Scot-
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Frank L. Owlsley, Jr., Struggle for the Gulf Borderlands: The Creek
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I have 18 years of Law
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Office. During this time, I have
served as Deputy Sheriff,
Investigator, and Major. I feel
with this experience I have the
leadership and ability to serve
as your Sheriff.

If I am elected as your Sheriff,
I will be committed to:
* making the citizens of Franklin County
feel safe and secure in their homes
and making the criminal element feel
unsafe and insecure in Franklin
a stronger and more aggressive
attack against illegal drugs.
* upholding the office of Sheriff with the
utmost fairness and integrity. Treat-
ing everyone fair and impartial.
* strengthening the DARE program and
start a mentoring program for the
youth, so we can establish a more
positive outlook when dealing with the
youth in our community.
* implementing programs for our youth
to keep them safe from sexual exploi-
tation, abduction, Internet crime,
drugs and school violence. (example:
Child Lure Program)
* performing the duties of Sheriff from
my heart and not for political reasons.
* continuing the domestic violence
program with the full time victim
* continuing the Senior Care call-in
* being a personable Sheriff to all the
citizens of Franklin County and be
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Apalachicola Area Historical So-
ciety, Inc. Annual Meeting: This
year the annual meeting and lun-
cheon of AAHS will be held in the
Raney Carriage House on Satur-
day, July 24, at 12 noon. Meat
entree, beverages and paper
goods (plates, napkins, cups) will
be provided by the Society. Please
bring your own place setting and
a dish to pass with serving uten-
sil. The nominating committee will
present a slate of officers for elec-
tion. Please be sure and pay your
membership dues before the
meeting in order to cast your vote.
Yearly dues are still $10.00 per
Gulf Coast Community College/
Ethics Course Available at
GCCC: The Social Sciences Divi-
sion of Gulf Coast Community
College will offer an ethics course
for the fall and spring semesters.
This course is a critical evalua-
tion of the major theories of moral
values. Throughout the course,
emphasis is on the application of
theory to contemporary ethical
problems such as animal rights
and medical ethics. The course
requires 6,000 words of writing
and completion with a grade of"C"
or better. It is an area II Humani-
ties course. For additional infor-
mation, call 872-3825.

Attention Reef Fish and Mack-
erel Permit Holders: Everyone
who holds a reef fish and/or a
mackerel permit needs to attend
the upcoming meetings being held
on the West Coast of Florida. Na-
tional Marine Fisheries Service
(NMFS) is sampling a new eco-
nomic survey data which will
change the traditional logbooks
reporting data. It is very impor-
tant that you attend these meet-
ings so that NMFS can improve
their economic modeling. This
kind of information can be used
for buyouts, subsidies and any
further economic relief for the in-
dustry. Economic modeling shows
how future fisheries regulations
impact fishermen and the coastal
communities in which they live.
Changes are coming in the log-
book program, and NMFS wants
your input NOW. July 21, 2004
at Panama City, FL Holiday Inn
on 2001 N. Cove Blvd. Panama
City at 3:00 5:00 p.m.
Conference on the Impact of
Mercury on Human Health and
the Environment: At the
Radisson Hotel on 1500 Canal
Street in New Orleans, LA 70112.
Sponsored by Tulane University,
School of Public Health and Tropi-
cal Medicine. The goal of this two
day meeting is to help raise
awareness among environmental
groups, public and private policy
makers, and small professional
groups on the increasing con-
cerns about the adverse effects of
mercury on human health and
the environment that need to be
addressed. Registration Fee: The
deadline for early registration is
July 31, 2004. Thereafter, the
regular fee will be in effect after
August 1, 2004. Confirmation/
receipt will be e-mailed for faxed

to you within ten business days
of receipt of your registration. In-
dividuals may request exemption
from registration fee based on
need. Fees: Early $300 Regular
$400. Hotel Reservations: Tulane
University has reserved 60 rooms
at the Radisson Hotel, 1500 Ca-
nal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112
at $110/night including taxes
and breakfast. Please contact the
hotel directly at 504-522-4500,
800-333-3333, Fax: 504-522-
3627 to reserve your room for the
Tulane Mercury Conference.
Enterprise Zone Workshop:
There will be an Enterprise Zone
Workshop in Apalachicola on
Tuesday, July 28, from 2:00 -
4:30 p.m. Eastern time. The work-
shop will take place at Camellia
Hall, next to the Coombs House
on 5th Street. Please call the
Apalachicola Bay Chamber of
Commerce at 850-653-9419 for

details and directions. Burt Von
Hoff from OTTED and Rick
Markum. with Opportunity
Florida will be there to answer any
questions you might have about
Enterprise Zones and use of the
incentives offered through this
Florida Master Naturalist
Course-Coastal Systems:
Through classroom, field trip, and
practical experience, this course
provides instruction on the natu-
ral Coastal Systems in Florida-
Coastal Uplands, Estuarine, and
Nearshore Marine Environments,
the plants and animals that de-
pend upon those systems and the
role of humans. Topics include
general ecology, habitats, vegeta-
tion types, wildlife, and conser-
vation issues. The program also
addresses society's role in coastal
areas, develops naturalist inter-
pretation skills, and discusses

environmental ethics. The train-
ing consists of 40 contact hours,
which includes classroom learn-
ing through 4 instructional vid-
eos and 12 presentations, field
trips to coastal ecosystems, inter-
pretive speaking practice and
completion of group projects. Stu-
dents receive a Certificate of
Completion, Embroidered Patch,
Coastal lapel pin, and compre-
hensive FMNP Student Workbook
covering coastal systems, habi-
tats, plant and animal life, natu-
ralist interpretation, planning,
and additional resources and
sources of information. Course
fee: $200. Course begins August
20, 2004.
Boyd Staff Office Hours in
Carrabelle and Apalachicola: A
member of Congressman Allen
Boyd's (D-North Florida) staff will
be visiting Carrabelle and
Apalachicola on the 4th Wednes-
day of every month so that the
people of Franklin County will
have the opportunity to discuss
in person issues which concern
them. Congressman Boyd's staff
has been trained to assist con-

stituents with a variety of issues
related to various Federal Agen-
cies. It is important to the Con-
gressman that his staff makes
themselves available for those
who are not able to travel to ei-
ther his Panama City or Tallahas-
see offices. Office hours with Con-
gressman Boyd's Staff are
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 9:30
a.m. 11:00 a.m. in Carrabelle
City Hall. Carrabelle and at 1:30
p.m. 3:00 p.m. in Franklin
County Courthouse Commission
Room, Apalachicola.
Wakulla High School Band
Booster Organization: The
Wakulla High School Band has
experienced growth over the past
2 years and with the excellence
of the Middle and High School
Band programs, this is expected
to continue. As with growth, there
are growing pains. The Band is
short several high-ticket instru-
ments which are customarily pro-
vided to students by the Band it-
self. Next year's band will feature

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applicant. The'parcel is located
across the street from the apart-
ments and because of the size lot,
which is a little less than an acre,
would allow Mr. Gray to build one
additional unit on the property.
There is currently an existing
house which he .would leave, he
wants to build one additional
house for a total of two units. The
Board approved.
The Commission recommends
that the Board correct a scriven-
ers' error at 18 North Franklin
Street, Eastpoint, the property is
currently zoned R-4 and the Com-
mission feels it should be zoned
C-4 Residential mixed use. The
property is owned by Buck Cash,
who has his a/c business on the
property. I went back and re-
searched the property records to
find that a funeral home was built
on the property in the late 70's
and operated for several years.
Since that time, the property ap-
pears to have been used as com-
mercial (the nursing home located
its business office there for sev-
eral years) with a residence peri-
odically being located on the prop-
erty. Mr. Cash wants to expand
his business and found that the
property is zoned residential. The
Board approved.
The Commission recommends
sketch plat approval for a 15.71-
acre parcel to be subdivided into
four lots to be known as Kelly's
Landing. This approval is contin-
gent upon the rezoning of the par-
cel which is scheduled in August,
the use of aerobic systems for
sewage treatment, and one mul-
* tifamily dock for the subdivision.
Request submitted by Garlick
Environmental Associates, Inc.,
agent for Coastline Properties,
LLC, owners. The Board ap-
The Commission recommends
approval of a final plat. for a 5 lot
subdivision known as East Bay
Colony, a 10.27 acre parcel lo-
cated in Sections 25 and 26,
Township 8 South, Range 7 West,
South Bayshore Drive, Eastpoint.
The request is submitted by
Garlick Environmental Associ-
ates, Inc., agent for Fighting
Chairs Partners, LLC, owners.
The Board approved.
The Commission discussed hav-
ing two meetings a months, alter-
nating between the Courthouse
annex in Apalachicola and the
Senior Center in Carrabelle. No
decision was made. This P&Z
meeting .was fairly short, and I
suspect that the next time we
have a lengthy meeting, we will
again consider having two meet-
ings a month.
Several of the Commissioner'
members asked if the Planning
and Zoning Commission report

could be given earlier in the meet-
ing as they have to wait until the
end of the meeting and feel there
are many important issues that
could be better addressed earlier
in the meeting. It was suggested
that this report could come after
Hubert Chipman and Van
Johnson's report.

Franklin Bulletin Board
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seven Tuba players, while the
school only has four such instru-
ments. There will be two oboe
players with only one oboe, and
the drums are in very poor shape.
Additionally, uniforms are several
years old and will need to be re-
placed in the near future. The
Wakulla High School Band rep-
resents our County in high pro-
file festivals and performances.
Last year, the Band visited New
York where all three units brought
home first place trophies. Addi-
tionally, the Side-Kicks, the Aux-
iliary Corp received a Bronze
medal, a highly sought after
award, in their category. Band
students competed in All-State
Solo/Ensemble Competition with
fabulous results. Our lead trum-
pet player was even named to the
all-state band, making him one of
the top twelve trumpet players in
the State of Florida. The Band
hopes to represent Wakulla High
School as well as Wakulla County
in festivals in Alabama and Tal-
lahassee this year, and have goals
of performing in the Macy's Day
Parade or some other nationally
recognized event in the near fu-
ture. Send your contribution to
Wakulla High School Band Boost-
ers, P.O. Box 760, Crawfordville,
FL 32327.

Dixie Theatre



$25,000 Subsidy

From County

Dixie Partington, Executive Direc-
tor of the Dixie Theatre Founda-
tion, appeared before the Franklin
County Commission Tuesday,
July 20, 2004 to request a
$25,000 subsidy from county gov-
She began her request with an
opening statement, "...The Dixie
Theatre is unique. It is a building
with a history that has provided
space for a wide range of enter-
tainment opportunities for our
residents in Franklin County. We
are fortunate indeed, that Rex
Partington had the foresight and
commitment to restore the theatre
-for the benefit of our community.

Continuing, she said,
"This was no small feat. We have
found that to keep the theatre
open and usable, it requires a fi-
nancial commitment of about
$80,000 per year to pay the nec-
essary bills. This does not include
the cost of any production that is
sponsored at the theatre. This
amount does include payments
on mortgages, a loan from the
city, utilities, insurances, and so
forth. We have not been able to
meet all of those expenses yet. The
theatre cannot survive with only
the proceeds from program adver-
tising, ticket sales, and fund rais-
ing events. Fortunately, we have
remained open because of the
generosity & goodwill of those who
ave invested time and money in
the Dixie Theatre Foundation.
We have demonstrated that the
theatre is a valuable resource for
all of us in Franklin County and,
as we begin our 7th year of op-
eration, we appeal to you for the
first time for financial support to
help the Dixie Theatre serve our
residents and attract tourists.
MOVIES, everyone wanted mov-
ies ... the local residents wanted
movies. So we have spent over
$8,000 to set up movie projection
equipment and a screen in the
theatre. This movie equipment is
borrowed. As Board members of
this Foundation, our goal is to
sustain the theatre and ensure
that our programming fulfills the
needs expressed by our commu-
At this time 90% of the staff re-
sponsibilities are fulfilled by vol-
unteers. It is the only way we have
been able to do all that we have,
including the movies. Our resi-
dents are investing their time,
energy and expertise in the Dixie.
Why should we use county money
to provide funds for the Dixie The-
* Because the Dixie Theatre
brings revenue to the county.
* The building is used for com-
munity functions that serve
Franklin County's citizens.... such
as presentations of dance, the-
atre, and music by Guest.Artists,
The Ilse Newell Concert Series,
The Panhandle Poets and Writers,
Ballroom Dancing with Instruc-
tion, The Vaguely Classical Series,
Irish Musicians and Step Danc-
ers, Non-partisan Political Fo-
rums, Reader's Theatre, High
School Band Concerts, Youth
Stage Workshops, Habitat for
Humanity, Boys and Girls Clubs
of the Big Bend, Theatre for Young
People, Twenty-four professional
productions by the Dixie Theatre's
Repertory Company, The Pan-
handle Players Community The-
atre' Productions, Benefit's for
other non-profit organizations...
and MOVIES! .

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* We currently have over 30 vol-
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* The theatre has been the pri-
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