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GreenSteel's first homes nearly built
S ing & 7iining Board from ask mission :c.a.iding .:,iting issues tual plan for worklorcc housing
But proposed h i()l Nlg ing iteiintcE'l developers Bud that have been presented to you, from Chiles, whose (IrcenSicel
fr y Chiles some pointed questions and to make sure that your rec- (ll.xapi ii) iHousing manufal'-
T'.i C0 lOT' aliut plans to dthillop work onmmcndations go ailng with the touring plant was opened last year
raises (llt'st i(OIS force hl,,,i'ng on property .l. policies of the city," Mclnnis re- on industrial/commercial-zoned
cent to t ;rIt-ItSIcrl plied. The, nv\' policies could be prop'rtN near the airport leased
BY LAUREL. NEWMAN At the beginning of the July louind, Mclnnis added, in both from the city of Carrabelle.
Chmnice Correwspndent 17 nulitting of CLiati.iltcl Plan- the city's CoLmprehenivC Pla.n. GreenStcel is building steel-
GicenStl in Carrabelle is ning and oning board, before and the Land Development Reg- framed, factory-built homes that
just a few wee ks away" from .iddC.%sing the agenda, board ulations, both of which would are fire, mold and mildew resis-
having its first homes buiawayt, and member Chester Reese asked come up for discussion later in tant and designed to withstand
havpany officials are planning to City Manager John Mclnnis fora the P & Z meeting. and also in 150-mph winds. The homes fea-
compl y orticils are planning o clear definition of the board's du- the city's workshop scheduled to ture "Katrina cottage" floor plans
celebrate when that dS.i comes. ihtis follow suitable for affordable homes in

But while city officials are
glad the company is in town, that
didn't stop the Carrabelle Plan-

"Your duties are to make rec-
ommendations to the ityv Comn-

The first item on the agenda
was a presentation of a concep-

Continued on Page 8 0

Water Management District finishes Eastpoint project

Battle boxes treat stormwater by
decreasing flow velocity and
qcttling out debris and
contaminated particles.

Eastpoint gets stormwater system

after quality and aquatic
habitat are expected to ben-
efit from a new stormwater
treatment system complet-
ed on St. George Sound recently
Stormwater that once discharged
untreated directly to the bay will now
flow through eight baffle boxes placed
along U.S. Highway 98 in Fastpoint
The system designed by the Northwest
Florida Water Management District will
reduce debris, suspended solids, heavy
metals and other contaminants from a
1,049-acre drainage area, bounded by

Avenue A, Old Ferry Road and 10th
"The District has demonstrated the
value of community water resources by
constructing treatment syslcms in an
area where there is little space to capture
and filter flows," said Douglas E. Barr,
Executive Director.
The concrete boxes contain cham-
bers separated by baffles, as well as a
filtration screen system and skimmers
to capture floating hydrocarbons. As
stormwater passes through the baffles,
flow velocity decreases, allowing parti-

cles to settle to the bottom of the box.
Larger particles usually settle first and
accumulate in the li-sti chamber while
smaller particles usually settle out in
subsequent chambers.
"There will be less pollution from
stormwater runoff entering the bay,
which will have long term benefits for
the aquatic habitat." said Nick Wooten.
Chief of the District's Surface Water Bu-
reau. Runoff from roadways, gas sta-

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Three-year-old Jackson Wil-
liams of Carrabelle proud-
ly displays his speckled trout
during the weigh-in at the
Youth Fishing Tournament
in Carrabelle last weekend.
For more about the tourney,
see page 9.

Boyd hosts

water forum
Congressman Allen Boyd(D-
North Florida) brought together
local officials, Florida stakehold-
ers, and oystermen at a Congres-
sional Forum in Chattahoochee
on July 21 to discuss the im-
pact of the low freshwater flows,
Georgia's lack of long-term water
planning, and the drought on the
cola River,
the Apala- FOB MBRE INFI
Bay, and Franklin
North Flor- County reps
ida's com- speak at water
munities. meeting
Rep- Page 5.
lives lorn
the U S Army Corps of' Engi-
neers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, and the State of Florida
were on hand to listen to Florida
stakeholder concerns and answer
Thi: forum gave our stake-
holders those who live and are
making a living on the river and
bay the opportunity to stand to-
gether and bend the Corps' ear,
so that the Corps knows the im-
portance of the Apalachicola
River and Bay to North Florida
and what's really at stake here for
our people." said Congressman
Bovd "The Apalachicola River
and Bay and the local and region-
al economies are all sutTenng un-
d(i the cunin way of doing busi-
ness. While balancing the needs
of all users along the Apalachi-
cla.Chat.ahoochee-Flint River
System is no easy t fat, we must
work together to develop a more
equitable water plan that does
not threaten the livelihood and
the vcry was of life for the people
of North Florida"
Congressman Heath Shul-
er (D NC). the Chairman of the
Small Business Subcommittee on
Rural and Urban Entrepreneur-
ship, was Congressman Boyd's
special guest at the forum. Con-
gressman Shuler will take what
he learned at the forum back to
Washington, D.C., and deter-
mine what Congress. specifical-
ly the Small Business Commit-
tee, can do to assist small busi-
nesses in North Florida adversely
impacted by the low freshwater
flows and the historic drought.
At the forum, Congressman
Boyd also advocated for the legis-
lation that he recently introduced
with Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL)
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Pige 2 July 25, 2008 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER The Franklin Chronicle

Florida doomed? Not if we can help it!

"Every one to whom much
is given, to him will much be re-
quired." Luke 12:48
Time magazine, in the July
21, 2008 issue, has once again
predicted the imminent death of
Florida's golden dream. They
have cited our real estate melt-
down, water crisis, insurance cri-
sis, environmental crisis, budget
crisis, and housing crisis. Ah, but
we're first, Time says, in mortgage
fraud, second in foreclosures, but
last in high school graduation
rates. All this and hurricane sea-
son approaches. They make it
sound like the state described by
a 19th century politician, John
Randolph (1773-1833), who said,
"Florida, sir, is not worth buying,
It is a land of swamps, of quag-
mires, of frogs and alligators and
mosquitoes! A man, sir, would
not immigrate into Florida-no,
not from Hell itself!" Time found
the quote. I pass it on,
Time goes on to describe
Florida's politicos fiddling while
Florida burns, arguing about evo-
lution, Terri Schiavo, biker whee-
lies, droopy pants, and "Truck
Nutz," ignoring the real issues of
insurance, taxes, real estate, and
The story has a lot of truth
in it but I've got news for them,
here in Franklin County we
have people who care and many
groups of people who are doing
the things that citizens need to do
to get our wonderful state back
on track. What Teddy Roosevelt
(1858-1919). our 26th president.
said in a 1902 speech might be
the rallying cry of many of our
residents. He said, "The first req-
uisite of a good citizen in this
republic of ours is that he shall
be able and willing to pull his
weight." In Franklin County, we
don't just talk about the prob-
lems; we get out there and get our
hands dirty trying to fix them. As
a correspondent for The Franklin
Chmnick, I am lucky enough to
watch this process and sometimes
be a part of it. I want to dedicate
this week's column to those men
and women of the area who are
working to make a different Flor-
ida from Florida as seen by Time.
I am sure to miss many
groups and persons who are
highly deserving of recognition,
partly because of a finite mem-
ory and partly because of finite
space. I hope as the weeks go on,
you will help me fill in those gaps.
If you know a group or a person
who is making a positive differ-
ence in Franklin County, let's let
the rest of the county know about
them. Write, phone, or e-mail
your nominations to me and I'll
try to mention as many as possi-
ble in this column. My telephone

I By Tom Loughridge
number and e-mail address are at
the end of the column. In my ex-
perience, there are few greater in-
centives to people to get out and
help than stories about what oth-
er groups and people are doing.
If you agree with Time that
quality politics is dead in Flori-
da, then you were not at the SGI
Civic Club Political Forum re-
cently. The Civic Hall was nearly
full with people who had come to
learn as much as possible about
the candidates. It was kind of
warm up there but the people
stayed and listened as candidate
after candidate tried to convince
them that he or she had the an-
swer to Franklin County's prob-
lems. This was a room full of
people intent on raising the politi-
cal bar and they were there cour-
tesy of the St. George Island Civ-
ic Club.
On an individual basis, there
is the local businessman I met this
week who plans to get a golf cart
as soon as he can afford it so he
can go out on the bridge to pick
up the trash and make the en.
trance to the Island more attrac.
tive The payoff will come from
the extra business he gets when
visitors see his tricked out golf
cart with his advertising on it and
from the satisfaction of knowing
he helped the Island.
Iron Men
The Iron Men met for break-
fast Tuesday at the Methodist
Church on SGI and discussed lo-
cal projects they can do. Things
to help people who, because of
finances or physical limitations,
can't replace their unsafe, bro-
ken steps or dean up that danger-
ously trashed out yard. Remem-
ber, a lot of people have a messy
yard because they aren't capable
of getting their own work done.
Some windows remain broken
and covered with cardboard be-
cause the person living there can't
afford to replace them. The Iron
Men want to help. If you want to
suggest a project for them, con-
tact me at the same telephone
number or e-mail address and I
will pass your ideas on.
The Florida Education As-
sociation (FEA) and the Frank-
lin County Teachers Association

Boyd to hold telephone town hall

on gas, energy independence

Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida) will be hold-
ing a live telephone town hall
meeting on Wednesday, July 30,
at 7:30 p.m.
The live conference call will
focus on high gas prices and ener-
gy independence. The tele-town
hall will give the people of North
Florida the opportunity to voice
their opinions or concerns on fuel
costs, the energy crisis, and oth-
er issues.
"I am looking forward to this
additional opportunity to hear
from the people of North Flori-

da and answer their questions,"
said Congressman Boyd. "Hligh
gas prices are on the forefront of
all of our minds, and I am eager
to have a constructive dialogue
about the energy crisis and other
issues of concern. Holding a tele-
town hall meeting will maximize
the amount of people I can reach
at one time. My hope is that this
will be another effective and ben-
eficial communication tool for
me and for the people of North
Congressman Boyd will
be using a phone service to call

households in North hlorida. If
the phone is answered, the per-
son will hear a recorded message
from Congressman Boyd asking
them to stay on the line to join
in the conference call. If' they
choose to do so, they will be au-
tomatically connected to the live
town hall meeting, where they
will have the opportunity to ask
questions to Congressman Boyd
or just listen in to the call.
To participate, call
1-877-229-8493 at 7:30 p.m. with
the passcode 13901.

Firov0 the Isl

(FCTA) sponsored a "Commu-
nity Conversation" a few weeks
ago at the Church of God in
Eastpoint. The purpose of the
meeting, which was attended by
teachers, students, parents, inter-
ested members of the communi-
ty, administrators, law enforce-
ment officers, and others, was to
discuss what problems people see
in Franklin County education.
The project doesn't end there.
This week I will attend a steering
committee meeting called to pick
out the five or six most important
concerns for a second Communi-
ty Conversation to be held some-
time in September.
Calendar Girls
Last week I reported on a
fantastic group of ladies, led
by Elaine Koslowsky, aided by
Junee Dosik, Ann Siculiano, and
Mary Ann Durrer, along with the
Calendar Girls and many oth-
er very special men and wom-
en, produced a calendar which
is now for sale at 58 local outlets
to raise funds for breast cancer.
The funds will all go to Franklin
County needs and to help Frank-
lm County women fight this ter-
rible disease. Calendars are avail-
able throughout Franklin County
and even at a few places in Bay
Many new restaurants are.
opening or have opened recent-
ly in the area to help make this
a destination noTrnmly for opt
beaches, our arts, our sea food,.
and our history. but now a desti-
nation for the person who appre-
ciates fine food in a nice setting.
One of the most recent openings
that 1 finally got to sample was
Georgio Trattona in Apalachi-
cola. It has old world charm with
lace curtains and checked table-
cloths. The d&cor and the home-
made food bring a feeling of the
Via Appia to Apalachicola.
As I said earlier, Ihave left
many out that deserve recog-
nition. The list is a long one in
Franklin County. Each of us has
our specialty. Mine is education,
Russell specializes in publish-
ing. Mike specializes in law en-
forcement, and Van specializes
in administration. Each of us has
something that he is knowledge-
able about and capable of do-
ing. What is your special talent?
Where can you start to make our
area a better place to live? Why
don't you get started?
Until next week, God bless
and keep those calls and letters
coming and don't forget to help
me recognize and report on the
people and groups that make a dif-
ference. Phone: (850) 927-2899;
and e-mail: tjloughridge(a;mchsi.

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Highs in the
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and lows In
the mid 70s.

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Florida At A Glance

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Area Ctles

clerw~s r 90
cmtvieow 94
Daytona Bech 91
Fort Lauderdel 90
Fort Myers 92
Gaoimvle 92
Hollywod 89
Jackaonvet 91
KeyWest 86
LadyLake 93
Lak City 91
Madison 94
Melbourne 89
Miami 89
N Smyna Beach 90

7S t-etonn
71 t-slonm
74 t-tormn
80so t-torm
75 t-storm
73 t-stornn
78 t-storm
78 t-torm
82 -ltorm
72 t-slorm
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79 t-storm
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oce93 73 t-alonr
Odando -92 75 t-etoam
Panama Cay 90 77 t-rm
Pensmola 91 77 t-torm
Plint Cty 93 73 ttorm
PompmnoBeeac 89 78 ti-onn
Port Charwo 92 74 t-storm
Saint Augustine 89 73 t-stormnn
Saint Peterburg 89 80 t-torm
Sarasota 91 75 t-storm
Taflshamse 93 73 t-storm
Tampa 91 76 t-storm
Tltusvle 91 74 t-stonn
Ventce 91 75 t-storm
W Palm Beach 91 77 t-storm

National Cities

Los Angeles

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New Your
San Francisco
St. Louis
Washington, DC

88 63 t-storm
86 72 ptsunny
10382 t-storm
85 58 sunny
76 56 pt sunny
87 76 t-storm
89 74 pt sunny

Moon Phases

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Jul 18 Jul 25 Aug 1 Augq8

UV Index
Fri Set Sun Mon Tue
7/25 7/26 7/27 7/28 7/29

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Highs In the
low 90W and
lows In the
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Concerned Citizens of Franklin County




Who We Are
More than a year ago, the Concerned Citizens of Franklin County (CCFC) was formed by local people as a citizens' advocate to
ensure that our county governments are more open, affordable, efficient and responsive to all citizens. The organization seeks to
hold public officials accountable for their actions as they carry out their duties and in meeting their financial responsibilities to
taxpayers. It's our money. They work for us.
This year, as county officials make decisions that touch all of us, CCFC will report to you regularly on important governmental
issues and actions. As promised a year ago, these reports will be factual, timely and double checked by experts.

What We've Learned II
The CCFC wants everyone to pay their fair share of property taxes. Fair property taxes start with property that is appraised -
properly, tied to fair market value, and homestead laws equally and fairly applied. Unfortunately, we have found instances where
some property is assessed below market value, based on recent transactions. We've also found instances of properties being granted
homestead status improperly. Owners of these properties pay less tax than they should. That's not right.
Two weeks ago, we outlined three outageou sessIents. re three more. i these are based on recent transactions or
appraisals, all taken from the public record as ol March. 2008.
1. 'lhe projected Porthaven Redevelopment in Fastpoint was created in 2006 from various properties at a total cost of $19 million.
The property is assessed at $937,493. (Various PIN numbers) that's OUTRAGEOUS!
2. Wharf Lot 10 at Forbes and Water Streets in Apalachicola was bought in 2007 for $1 million. It is assessed at a taxable value of
$214,972 (PIN 01-09S-08W-8330-0000-0100) TIhat's OUTRAGFOUS!
3. Victorian Village on Yents Bayou outside Carrabelle was purchased in 2005 for $323,000. It's appraised at $44,960. (PIN
08-08S-05W-0250-0000-0110) That's OUTRAGEOUS!
In the weeks ahead, we will give you still more examples of unfair actions by our county government that cause your taxes to be too
high. Stay tuned. It gets even worse.

We Find This Curious
Changes in tax assessments for most of Franklin County have been announced by area. Appraisals are down from 3% to 14%.
One glaring omission was the change in assessments for St. George Island, which has a large number of high-value properties. No
one has explained why changes in these assessments weren't included with the others. Real estate professionals estimate property
values on the island have fallen by at least 40% in the recent past, based on actual sales. Let's see what number the current property
appraiser comes up with.

Join Us
CCFC is working for positive change in our county government. It is our government, and ours to improve. Join our 500
members. Give us your ideas so we can be even better informed. Give us some of your time so we can benefit from your talents.
Help us protect our rights and pocketbooks by joining (CCFC today. Visit and click on "Membership."
Your generous membership contribution will help us meet the challenges we face. Together we will have a powerful voice. We can
and will make a difference.

Concerned Citizens of Franklin County

Address: P.O. Box 990 Eastpoint, FL 32328 Phone: 850-653-5571
E-mail: Web site:

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The Franklin Chronicle

Page 4 July 2S, 2008 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER The Franklin Chronicle

Drilling off Florida
This week's guest column is a collection of statements recently released by Sens.
Bill Nelson and Mel Martinez, and Rep. Allen Boyd on the issue of oil drill-
ing. President Bush recently lifted an Executive Onier prohibiting fitrther drill-
ing otf Florida and other states.
Bill Nelson
Start drilling. Put those oil rigs oTl the protected beaches of Flori-
da and in the preserved wilds of Alaska,
In essence, that is what Washington Post columnist Robert J. Sam-
uelson urged in an April 30 column.
Drilling, right away, in environmentally protected areas was a cen-
terpiece of Samuelson's solution to rising gasoline prices. To oppose
drilling in protected areas, he said, is "sheer stupidity" and "prejudice
against oil companies."
That's the same thing the oil companies
say every time there is a spike in gas prices.
They cling to their own long-term remedy
that would expose Florida's entirely beach-
and-tourism-driven economy to ruination.
Last week, the oil companies made two
new end-runs in the Senate, trying to bust the
long-standing ban on coastal drilling. Once
again their supporters cited the high gaso-
line prices. Even though we stopped them by
a half-dozen votes, they'll certainly be back -
and, soon.
Against this backdrop 1 want to make
Sen. Bill Nelson clear that any oil still deep in the ground has
no direct link-none-to today's pump prices.
Any oil in the ground won't be in the marketplace for some 10 years.
Further, the oil companies that want to drill much closer to our shores
already have leases on 33 million other acres where they haven't even
started drilling yet.
More importantly-no matter what anybody says or writes the
U.S. has only 3 percent of the world's oil reserves while it uses 25 per-
cent of the globalsupply.
In other words-and I'm using Samuelson's terminology here -
it's "sheer stupidity" to think the U.S. can drill its way out of an energy
crisis. We as a nation are hooked on oil; and, drilling along our shores
or in wildlife preserves won't break the habit.
By the way, one of the main reasons oil prices hawv gone up sharp.
ly in recent years is volatility in major producer nations, such as Iraq
and Iran.
History reflects similar spikes circa 1973 with an OPEC oil em-
bargo related to the Yom Kippur War, 1979 with the Iranian revolu-
tion, 1990 with Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and the first Gulf War, and
since 2003 with the war in Iraq concomitant with increasing Asian de-
More drilling along protected U.S. coasts and in bays and harbors
won't stabilize Iraq or guarantee Saudi Arabia's long-term fnendship
Nor will it end the unregulated speculation that has driven the price of

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Dottie the Dumpster Diver

Dome lived in Eastpoint for a number of years.
We don't know exactly when she got into Dumpster
Diving but she developed a serious addiction.
If you have never done any Dumpster Diving
yourself you wouldn't really understand.
My older brother became a chemist and he
worked for a guy who owned a smelting plant. The
man who owned the plant where my brother worked
was the son of a ragman Kirk Douglas wrote a
book entitled The Ragman's Son But my brother's
boss was really a sophisticated ragman. Profession-
al ragmen and scavengers of all types brought their
collected radiators and bicycles and water heat-
ers and copper wire to the plant where my brother
was employed,
My brother su-
pervised the
smelting pro-
cmss and turned
the scrap metal
Into ingots that
his boss sold to
somebody The
ragman's son "
who my brotherT -
worked for was
a multi-million- By Richard E. Noble
Carol and I did a little Dumpster Diving when
we were out in California Hobo-ing the U.S.A. We
dov into the dumpsters looking for aluminum cans
that we crushed and stored in a canoe that we had
anchored to a rack on top of our van camper. We
gave it up when we noticed that we had our own
colony of flies following our camper wherever we
went. We were like that kid in the comic strip that
had a dark cloud hovering over his head.
But Dottie was retired and she started Dump-
ster Diving for aluminum cans and a few extra pen-
nies originally After a few "dips" she found, just as
Carol and I discovered, dumpsters had all sorts of
good stuff in there -especially if you go to dump-
stes in better neighborhoods. It is amazing what
some folks throw away. We sometimes found brand
new items that had been stuffed back into their orig-
inal boxes just because the person who had bought
the item couldn't figure out how to put it together. It
was amazing and somewhat shocking.
Every time we drove by a dumpster we would
see Dottie's car parked beside it and Dottie's head
bobbing up and down from inside the dumpster. She
had a nice new car. She wasn't really a poor person.
It wasn't long before Dottie had ventured
out into distant lands. First we saw her in Port St.
Joe, then in Panama City. We saw her in neighbor-
hood dumpsters and behind shopping malls. Her
whole appearance began to change. Gradually her
wardrobe got shabbier and shabbier. She bought

some white rubber boots like the fishermen and oys-
termen wore. She had a knit cap pulled down over
the top of her head like the boys in the hood. She
wore a long overcoat. Her complexion got dark-
er or maybe it was dustier. Her whole personali-
ty changed. Needless to say she no longer had her
nails and hair done on a regular basis. She had a lit-
tle Toy Poodle. It was white ... then off white ... then
a dusty gray. It was something to see how dumpster
addiction could affect the whole family.
Dome became rather detached. She stopped
talking to people ... well maybe people stopped
talking to her. She was always carrying black gar-
bage bags in and out of her house. Very soon she
had them stacked up against the outside walls of her
The neighbors were affected also. Every time a
neighbor came home they stood staring over at Dot-
tie's place for several minutes. Finally they would
shake their heads and go inside.
Dottie went from diving to collecting. Dottie
had always been a thrifty, penurious type individu-
al and when she stumbled onto this parking lot gold
mine, she got the habit. Dottie now had a "dump-
ster on her back." She couldn't resist picking up any-
thing of value, even if she didn't know what to do
with it.
We would visit her occasionally and we noticed
that her doublewide was getting smaller and small-
er---and harder to find. First she filled the spare bed-
room; then her bedroom; then she started stacking
boxes along the walls; then out on the screened-in
porch; pretty soon you could barely get up to or into
the house.
She started filling her yard with storage sheds.
She had her own yard sale business. We never went
because ... well we knew her "suppliers." There was
also a rather distinctive odor emanating from the
One day Dottie just disappeared. We don't
know what happened to her. Her lot was cleaned
up and her doublewide was replaced. Our guess was
that Dottie was finally called to that big dumpster
in the sky where one person's trash is another per-
son's treasure and the streets are lined with dump-
sters of goldGarbage had become Dottie's life but
unlike the Ragman's Son, Dottie never learned how
to market her garbage. There is a moral to this sto-
ry somewhere but I guess you will have to find it for
yourself. I have no clue.
Eastpointer Richard E. Noble is a firelance writer who
has lived in Franklin County for over 30 years. His books,
Hobo-ing America and A Summer with Chadie, are
available on If you wouldkike to stock his
books in your store or business, contact him at 670-8076 or
e-mail him at richardedwardnobled)

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Page 4 July 25, 2008



Guest Column

oil to more than $126 a barrel-
when the price based on present
supplies and demand should be
no more than $55 per barrel, ac-
cording to an industry leader's
testimony before Congress.
That means the law of sup-
ply and demand has been broken;
and, we're paying an extra $71
per barrel that enriches specula-
So, what to do?
Well, the U.S. failed in the
1970s to enact a real energy pro-
gram to get us off oil. Result: Bra-
zil runs on ethanol today, not the
U.S.; Germany leads the world in
solar power, not the U.S.
Meantime, the oil compa-
nies are awash in record profits-
more than $155 billion last year
alone-and not spending enough
on refineries or alternative ener-
gy, while consumers are getting
gouged at the pump.
Even worse, it took the U.S.
more than 30 years to raise mile-
age standards on cars and trucks
to a paltry 35 miles per gallon.
Most of Europe--and the cars
that U.S.-based manufactur-
ers sell there-already averages
43 miles per gallon. Japan is ap-
proaching 50 miles per gallon.
In other words, we are wast-
ing billions of gallons of oil.
So, again, what to do'
Fifty percent of the oil we
use goes into our transportation
It shouldn't take a rocket scientist
to realize this is where we must
First, we must enact serious
conservation measures, such as
40 miles per gallon for our ve-
hicles, and, provide bigger tax
breaks for hybrid cars.
Second, the government-
led by the next president-must
enact a national energy program
to transition us from gasoline to
alternative and synthetic fuels to
power much of our transporta-
tion. President Kennedy led us
to conquer the bounds of Earth
within a decade.
We must act with the same
urgency. And, while we are at it,
we are going to have to make eth-
anol from things we don't eat.
And while we are at that, we
are going to have to pay attention
to how we power not just our cars
and trucks, but our homes and in-
dustry. We are going to need to

develop solar, wind and thermal
energy, and safer nuclear power.
This is what our presidential
candidates must pledge in place
of drilling in protected areas.
Start drilling? Sheer stupidi-
Sen. Mel Martinez
U.S. Senator Mel Martinez
had the following reaction to the
announcement that President
Bush will lift an executive order
banning oftlshore oil drilling.
Senator Martinez said: "The
President's action underscores the
importance of Congress's atten-
tion to this matter. In 2006, we se-
cured a law that opened substan-
tial areas to development while
also pro-
the East-
ern Gulf
of Mex-
ico un-
til 2022.
I this an-
that pro-
Sen. Mel Martinez section
"In light of the current ener-
gy crisis. Congress must take steps
to develop domestic resources
while encouraging conservation
I look forward to Congress acting
to make it possible for states to,
engage in otMhore development
if they so choose, and resrct their
wishes of states like Florida that
wish to keep killing at a dtstancr
that doesn't impact our environ-
ment, our economy, or the mis-
sions of the United States mdi-
Senator Martinez was one
of the architects of an agreement
that became law in 2006 that
opened 8.3 million acres of the
Eastern Gulf of Mexico for off-
shore oil and natural gas develop-
ment while also protecting Flor-
ida's Gulf Coast from develop-
ment within at least 125 miles.
Rep. Allen Boyd
Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida) voted for legis-
lation to increase the responsible
domestic production of oil and
natural gas, particularly in more
than 20 million acres of the Na-
tional Petroleum Reserve in Alas-
ka (NPR-A). The Dnll Respon-
sibly in Leased Lands (DRILL)
Act (IIR 6515) would allow for

the devel-
Sl. of the
20 mil-
lion acres,
which has
an esti-
10.6 bil-
lion bar-
rels of re-
Rep. Allen Boyd coverable
oil, and if
produced, along with the 68 mil-
lion acres of already-leased land,
US. oil production could nearly
"This bill is a common sense
approach to our near-term en-
ergy crisis," said Congressman
Boyd. "I am a strong proponent
of responsible domestic drilling,
including the opening of the Arc-
tic National Wildlife Refuge, but
we must remember that drilling
is only one small component of
what is needed to lower gas pric-
es and end our energy crisis. To
really and truly end our depen-
dence on foreign oil, we must de-
velop a long term energy strategy
that not only increases domestic
energy production, but also ad-
dresses climate change, fuel di-
versity, renewable energy sources.
and technology development."
The DR 1.1. Act would un-
leash the vast poeinttial of the Na- Petroleum Reserve by re-
quiring annual federal oil and gas
lease sales and by facilitating the
ConMtructlon it pipelines to con-
nect the NPR-A with the existing
Central North Slope transpo ra-
tion infrastructure and the Trans-
Alaskan Pipeline. The legislation
also makes the construction of
the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline
a prionty so that stranded natural
gas can be transported to the rest
of the country.
Unfortunately, the DRILL
Act failed to receive the neces-
sary support to pass in the House
of Representatives.
"The people of North Flori-
da want real relief at the pump,
not the political bickering that
has plagued Washington for far
too long." Boyd stated. "We
must stop yelling across the aisle
to score political points and start
working together. I will continue
to work with all of my colleagues
in Congress towards a balanced
and comprehensive approach to
our long term energy needs"

Dave McClain of the Apalachicola Riverkeeper and the
Apalachicola River Riparian County Stakeholder Coalition,
speaks to the group about the impact of reduced water flow
into Apalachicola Bay. He was one of several speakers from
Franklin County.

When war touches home

Monday's Congressional Fo-
rum took place in Chattahoochee
at 2 p.m. Among the speakers
were Dave McLain and Commis-
sioner Joseph "Smokey" Parrish
who both gave heart felt pleas to
those in attendance offering vi-
tal information and summariz-
ing the impact of the drought on
Apalachicola Bay.
At one point Commissioner
Pamsh was moved to tears emo-
tionally as he spoke. Both Com-
missioners Bevin Putnal and Rus-
sell Crofion were also in atten-
da.nce and although they had not
been recognized as key speakers
for the forum they were indeed
speaking on the key issues with
Crofton asking, and receiving as-
surances from Brig. Gen. Schroe-
del, that he would in fact make
certain that the people of Frank-
lin County and their interests be
looked out for.
Brig. General Schroedel gave
the message of America at war,
and how it touches all of us, just
as the drought touches everyone
D.E.P. Secretary Michael
Sole brought out the facts con-
cerning how the water is mea-
sured, which were facts often
overlooked. The difference in
what is actually measured and
what is actually there is so great
that it is hard for the neighbors
from Florida to understand why
there is any water being held
back. Of course there was rea-
soning behind it and it was one of
the issues that will be further dis-
cussed as will the new IOP from
the Corps.

Tk C1ULL Iro

I By Linda Raffield
All speakers were intent in
their message of how important
at is to work together to come up
with the viable solutions to the
problem, and a dear message to
accept Congressman Boyd and
Senator Nelson's study of the sys-
tem and the affects of the system
to guarantee all interests will be
looked after equally now and in
the future of the health of the
The only problem is, as said
best by DEP Secretary Michael
Sole, "Time is not on our side."
While the oystermen, fish-
ermen, farmers and the like are
just trying to keep a roof over
their heads, it is hard to swallow
that there is little hope of getting
to an equitable solution any time
soon. It does take time, and time
is something more precious by
the minute.
No doubt the General was
right. There is war touching all of
us, and all are suffering.
Linda Raffield is secrtar of the
Franklin County Seaflod Workers

July 25, 2008 Page 5


The Franklin Chronicle

Fuel tank at airport, Marine Street upgrade complete

The new self-serve aviation
fuel tank at Carrabelle's Thomp-
son Field installation is complete,
and now visiting pilots can buy
fuel any time. The machine ac-
cepts credit card payments, and is
a standard type of unit at many
small airfields.
"It's just standard 1001LI.
(low lead) aviation gasoline,"
said city manager John Mclnnis.
"At some point in the ftilure, the
city cotlmnissioners hope to estab-
lish a FOB (fixed base operation)
which may provide jet fuel."
There are problems to be
overcomIe for that to happen, as
the existing runway is not long
enough for jet landings and take-
otffs In previous years, mieInbers
of past city commissions conl
sidered lengthening the runway,
but FAA considerations regard-
ing landing patterns, resident
tial proximity, and fe'detal safety
standards caused (hose plans to
be tabled at that tune.
On Marine Street
The resurfacing of Marine
Street was completed this week.
by contractor North Florida Pav-
ing of Tallahassee.
"That's Jimmy Harrell, said
Mclnnis, "he has a house down
here, and he does really good

AroK CArrabelte
By Laurel Newman
work. The city put this project
out on bid, and he came in with
the best price and timetable.,"
Work on the street began on
Thursday, .July 17, as the contrac-
tor's bigengines Iw'gaiin (he pioc'ss
of st ipping the old surit .ice down
to the road base, grinding the ie
claimed asphalt, and spreading it
evenly along the roadway. Local
businesses t'Itil vibrations of
tilhe heavy equipment hioughoit
the weekend, as floors shuddered
and small items trembled on
shelves. No harm done, although
the penetrating aroma of fresh as-
phalt made some folks posttpone
their river walks or change their
routes temporarily
The final layer was laid down
and rolled on Tuesday,. and the
traffic lines and parking markers
will be painted later this week

The first stage of the Marine Street resurfacing project: the street is scraped down to the ro2

"'There were no grant funds
expended on this project." the
city manager said "Tluhis was
done at the expense of the city,
as part of the commitment to en-
hance the nverfront, and boost
economic endeavors in the city.
All the events that are held along

the riverfront will benefit, too.
We want people to come and at-
tend these events; the Riverfront
Festival, the Parade of Lights,
the fireworks on the Fourth as
well as the Waterfront Opportu-
nity Partnership's activities. Add
to that the everyday recreational

user who comes to the Pavilior
fish, the boaters who will be
ing the city's new boat ramps a
fish cleaning station, the road i
provement is just another part
that effort."

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Workers put the finishing installation touches last Wednesday on the new aviation fuel tank at
Carrabelle's Thompson Field.

Question #265: Your head is what
type of object?
a) one-dimensional
b) two-dimensional
c) three-dimensional
d) four-dimensional

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Get a plan!
Chronicle' Correspo nde'nr
Since we haven't been hit by
a hurricane in the last three years,
manly of us have gotten pretty
complacent about what we will
do if that scary event does blow
II On tus.
S'iuergencv N lainigelietiei
and the Red t'ross have been tliii
elx' telling us thai we eich should
have .a plan on what we will do
ill an emergency event or evaciua
tion., ven itf we have been luckv
with past storms the BIG ON F
could get us this year. There have
been several water spouts that
have not been hurricane associat-
ed but did develop out in tihe bav
and came ashore here in Lanark
skipping about causing isolated
damage to homes and property.
What do you plan to do
when the evacuation call goes
out? Are you prepared to hunker
down and ride out the storm it'
you choose to stay? Is your horhe
strong enough to withstand the
ripping winds and rain? Are you
elevated high enough to not get
swept away by the storm serge?
Do you have food and emergency
supplies for at least 72 hours for
all members of your family? And
by all members of your family, I
also mean your pets. They eat too
and need protection from the el-
ements. You will need cages or
carrying crates for you pets if young
are going to evacuate or I evac-
uated by the authorities. Most re-
sponsible pet owners, who love
their pets, have cages for each
of their pets to be transported in

during an emergency.
During an emergency evac-
uation, the authorities working
to keep you sate, are focused on
saving people but \viii try to ac-
commodate vour pets. Those
pets need to bhe ill cages or crltes
to"r evVeryone's safety. Itillng
an emergency, animals lbect'oie
tnIghtened and agitated and aie
liald to handle and save Whenn
'eitls .lie ',laied and col oiled ithev
ieecomeI' cliie and aIe easier tot
handle. It is \'oil epoInsibilhlv to
Ipirovide those Clites or cages tNoi
VOIII pets l)Utinlg the evacuation
of ,New LOrleans during huTric.ane
Kalina, many pets died bLeciauise
heln owners were unprepaied
l'ach person of family needs
to have a plan and get what they
need in advance of thile emeigen-
cy event. After the call to evacu-
ate it will be too late. Make the
plan now while you have time
to think about what you should
have on hand and what you will
do. Assemble the necessary items
in a place where you can pick it
up and go within minutes of a
call to evacuate. Your survival
kit should include cash in small
bills, two weeks supply of food.
water and one month supply of
prescription drugs. Should you
plan to evacuate yourself, you
should keep you vehicle gas tank
full as gas stations cannot pump
gas when the power is off If you
need information on getting to-
gether what you will need. call
the Fa.unklin C'ounvty l'mcigen1cv
Management at (850.c53.S077)
They have for distribution a 2008S
Hurricane Survival Guide with
all the necessary information for
our area

Suits Me!

1. Crazy Horse, for
6. Police jacket
10. 18" (Uns
14 "Amazing"
15 Andean 16 -Eittlrs (Shioo
17 Something to look
tor in clothes
19. Infamous "fiddler"
20 Banned
21. Con votes
22. Turkey's capital
24, Does some
25. Pew attachment
26. Take charge
29. Bad guy
30. Like Peary's
31. Lacto- -
32. K.T. of country
36. Grid coach

37. Indy 500 locale
38. Radiator
39. Shrivel up
41. Tafanr(Haile
42. Bran provides it
43. White House
architect James
45. Made taut
46. Fastest land
49. Dog treat
50 Send again
51. January 1 song
52. Suppositions
55. Workbook
56. Movie stand-n,.

59. Roger Bannister
60. Move like the Blob
61. "Moly Sweeney"
playwright Brian
62. Pretzels go-with
63. Mimicking sort
64. Che cohort

1. Filthy deposit
2. Two pairs, e.g.
3. "What's for
4 Tokyo. formerly
5 Like to Helsinki-
Vantaa Airport
6. Neuters
7. Fly catchers
8." we there
9 New Orleans
10 Playful prank

11. Model of
12. Mr. Moto player
13. Loud, like a
18. Croquet area
23. Nautilus skipper
24. Portable source
of warmth
25. Granny, Windsor,
26. Eject, as lava
27. Actress Spelling
28. Monarch
crowned in 1953:
29 Bottled water
31. First name in
daytime TV talk
33. Soft tosses
34. That's dear"
35. Social goofball
40. Words of denial

M- I

42. Repel, as an
44. Stallone's fictional
45. Spilled the beans
46. Biscuit bit
47. Actress-skater
48. Writer Zola
49. Part of an eBay
51. Wood-dressing
52. Footnote abbr.
53. Run for it
54. out (turn
57. Caveman Alley

58. Mentalist Geller

. Crossword Puzzle Answer on Page 151-

Tate's Hell Angels gatherPHOTO BY LAUREL NEWMAN
Members of the Tate's Hell Angels, the Carrabelle branch of
the Red Hat Society, gathered for lunch Tuesday at Cakes by
Amy in Carrabelle. They are (L-R) Mary Anne Shields, Les-
ley Cox, Robin Hilton, Becky Finch, Jane Howland, Weston
Howland, Kathryn Beaty, Carol Zurawka, and Suzanne Zim-

This Week's Answer

Cogno's Corner

Answer to question # 265 is: c).
Your head, and anything else you can touch or hold, arc
three-dimensional objects, meaning they take up space in
three dimensions: up/down, side-to-side, and front-to-back.
Even a piece of paper is three-dimensional, although one of
the dimensions (its thickness) looks small to us.

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The Franklin Chronicle

The catch

of a lifetime
An 80 pound tarpon landed
on 10 pound test line? Catch of a
lifetime? You bet,
It really happened and there
were two eyewitnesses to the feat.
Affidavits can be supplied but aft
ter reading the story you skeptics
out there will be convinced. And
besides, did this reporter ever
make up or embellish a fish sto-
The day began inauspicious-
ly enough, John lnzetta, Bob In-
guaritia and I took off in John's
Dorado 24' bay boat with the
modest ambition of catching a
few speckled trout and maybe
a reddish or flounder. We head-
ed out toward Apalachicola Bay
with the idea of fishing the Dry
Bar, an oyster bed that stretch-
es out from the eastern end of St
Vincent's Island in a northwest-
erly direction. We stopped first
in the Miles Channel and Bob
was able to throw his cast net on
a bunch of greenback herring
which were put in the live well.
Not much doing at Dry Bar
so we headed out the West Pass
and tried just off SGI. A few
small trout and the usual sus-
pects, lady fish, small sharks and
the always popular gato pesca-
do (meow) were about it. Head-
ed for Bird Island, a raised sand
bar about a mile out in the Gulf
and had similar results. As we
motored across a pretty choppy
Gulf with the intention of show-
ing the Sikes Cut area to Bob, an
avid angler and new arrival in our
area, we spotted and caught some
spanish mackerel. By this time
the bait was beginning to expire.

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Just about a b mile or so from the
Cut I put a dead greenie on my
hook and freelined it our Put it
in the rod holder and within sec-
onds, the rod was bent over.
"Hmm," thought 1. "pretty
decent Spanish." The water ex-
ploded and a tarpon estimated at
80 pounds came flying out of the
water, I had this fish hooked on
"a light spinning outfit. 10 lb. test
line and 15 lb test leader tied to
a tiny # 1 hook, so I figured the
battle would last about 10 sec-
onds before something gave way
But the stars were aligned and the
tarpon hung on. John fired up the
boat and we started the chase.
Bob got a grip on my belt so I
wouldn't end up falling and Capt.
John willfully maneuvered the

boat to that the fish couldn't spool
me. One hour and fbrty-five min-
utes, many long runs and several
jumps later we had that great fish
boatside and none of us could be-
lieve it! Leader was popped, fish
swam away and I was one happy
The day wound up with Capt
John hooking and landing a 75
pound blackup shark on light
gear. That fish jumped and ran
beautifully and put up a great bat-
tie and this time I followed the
fish with the boat for him.
Fishing with a pro
Ron Yurko, Eastpoint pro
bass angler, took me out in his
Ranger bass boat and gave some
lessons in how to catch redfish



around the points and little cuts
in the Little St.Marks and East
Bay area. He is an expert in cast-
ing artificial such as spinner
baits and top water plugs. He out-
fished me badly, catching and re-
leasing three nice reds, including
a 32 incher while I cast about 400
times to no apparent effect! Still,
it was nice to watch a pro in ac-
There are now trout being
caught by wading around the
grass flats between Eastpoint and
Carrabelle and using any of a va-
riety of baits-Gulps, curly tail
grubs, Mirrolures and live baits.
Just look for some folks wading
in the Bay and get on out there.
Next week I will have some
offshore reports and some words

about the C_Quarters Youth
Fishing Tourney.
Major Bite Times
Fri., July 25 at 6:17 pm
Sat., July 26 at 6:44 am
Sun., July 27 at 7:37 am
Mon., July 28 at 8:33 am
Tues., July 29 at 9:30 am
Good fishing and tight lines!
Jeff landi, a retired attorney and
lifetime fisherman, resides happily in
Eastpoint. Surrounded by some of
the best angling waters anywhere, he
takes full advantage by writing this
olumn for T77e Chronide and do-
ing Shorelines a Forgotten Coast TV
program, ,equring him to fish as of-
ten as he cam. When not fishing, he's
talking about fishing. You am con-
tact him at dchard8888@aoLcm.

> GreenSteel

storm-prone areas.
Chiles began with a review of
the company's operations so far,
saying, "We're just a few weeks
away from having the first few
houses finished. We have a sub-
stantial number of orders, from
here in Carrabelle, Tallahassee,
and all along the coast. This is the
beginning of the culmination of
a dream, to have homes built here
in Carrabelle going all over the
Southeast region, to Georgia, Al-
abama, South Carolina, the Flor-
ida Keys, and everywhere in be-
tween. We're planning a really
big deal celebration when the first
homes roll out next month."
Chiles then presented his
plan to have 9.9 of the leased
acres, also 10 acres from an ad-
joining landowner, Jimmy
Meeks, rezoned to Industrial/
Mixed Use, to facilitate the build-
ing of a workforce housing com-
plex on the land.
"These would be Green-
Steel homes, priced at $150,000
-$200,000," he said. "GreenSteel
workers making less than $30,000
to $40,000 per year would be able
to get a mortgage for $700-$800
per month.
"There's been some discus-
sion that this property should re-
main industrial, but this would be

a demonstration site. People will
see an architect-planned commu-
nity, with walkways and green-
belts, and with the ability to ex-
pand as needs arise, make sure
through covenants that it will re-
main a demonstration project."
Jimmy Meeks, a Carrabelle
builder and property owner who
owns considerable property ad-
joining the GreenSteel portion,
addressed the board: "These
are the best-built units around.
They're energy efficient, the util-
ity bills will be 40-50 percent low-
er than a house we could build.
This will be a great thing for the
city, a good thing for the city to
grow with. I'm behind it 100 per-
Board member Ron Gempel
asked Chiles what percentage of
the GreenSteel property he want-
ed rezoned. Chiles replied it was
about 40 percent. G;empel asked
if the home sales would be re-
stricted to employees, and Chil-
es replied that it was conceived
as workforce housing, and oth-
er workers could, if qualified,
purchase there. Gemnpel asked if
priority would be given Green-
Steel employees, and Chiles con-
Another board member, Rod
Gasche, said to Chiles, "Origi-
nally, you said that you would
have 300 employees. Even if you
had that many, there wouldn't be
space for that many houses."
The reply was that the origi-

nal project could comfortably ac-
commodate 110 employees, and
more could be added later.
Pirate's Landing
At this point. City Manager
John Mclnnis joined in, asking
Chiles how many confirmed or-
ders GreenSteel had at present, to
which he replied, "125."
Mclnnis went on. "The set-
tlement agreement you signed
with us when we agreed to your
plan for Pirate's Landing over
two years ago there's been no
action. So when are you going to
start building the first workforce
home for the Carrabellc Land
Mclnnis was referring to the
fact that when the Carrabelic City
Commission agreed to zoning
changes and the waiving of den-
sity restrictions for Chiles' pro-
posed Puale's 1 ending condo-
lintnium development on Timber
Island several years ago, proper-
ty formerly occupied by Saun-
ders Seafood, a shrimp process-
ing plant, C'hiles agreed to build
work force ("affordable") housing
within the Carrabclle Land Trust,
abandoned or foreclosed proper-
ties within Carrabelle acquired
by the city for future planned de-
Switching to the issue ofl' the
number of workers employed by
GrecnSteel, McInnis said, "You
have the land and the money.
and only 12-14 employees. Whyl

aren't there more?"
Chiles replied that the first
year was a "training period," and
that very soon, his workforce
would surge in numbers, and the
current employees would then
train the new ones on the opera-
tions and assembly of the facto-
ry-built homes.
Mclnnis remarked that Chil-
es needed to "get as many people
working as he could ASAP!"
Returning to the matter of
the settlement agreement, Mcln-
nis told Chiles, "Come to the
City Commission soon with your
plan to get started."
Board member Jim Bock-
elman said, "Now that proper-
ty values are down, why haven't
you begun to procure property on
which to build the homes for the
settlement agreement?"
Chiles said, "As I understand
the terms of the agreement, we
would begin to build the homes.
once we had sold 33 of the units
on Pirate's I ending, but I under-
stand the city's need to move for-
ward on this."'
llockelmnan, returning to the
proposed workforce housing proj-
cct adjacent to the GreenSteel fac-
tory, said, "This site will do noth-
ing but proniote your product; if
you do this, it will use up a lot of
the city's industrial-use land."
Chiles replied that there
was plenty of land available be-

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to of Girls & Boys Club members
on the pirate ship at the Crooked
River Lighthouse. Kylie Mullins
was on the lower rope ladder and
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Huge turnout for youth fishing tournament
The largest turnout in the
Youth Fishing Tournament's
19-year history had the organiz-
ers and volunteers reeling last
Saturday, as 270 children showed
up to fish the Carrabelle waters.
The weatherman's forecast
of thunderstorms didn't materi-
alize, and the anglers had a hot,
sunny day of it on or by the wa-
terYoung anglers lined docks on OI the Waterfro t

the river, while more went off in
fr;,.., ..., ;.,., .e... a, in f ,,,i By Laurel Newman

amyloltO, StS lng .tear. is Iy
hearts all along the bay, bayous,
and river,
Many were fishing the tour-
nament for the first time, like
Avie Demmer, 8, who caught her
second-place whiting off the C-
Quarters dock,
"I've gone fishing before,"
she said, "but not like this. This
is more fun!"
The C-Quarters multi-lev-
eled dock is a favorite spot, where
parents can keep an eye on the
action while relaxing in the shade
up top.
C-Quarters red caps and t-
shirts marked the tournament
kids, with the sponsors' list on
the back and a dedication to ab-
sent friends: "In memory of Lisa
Crowder Jackson, Sam West-
brook, Gary Blake, Allen Shiv-
er, Penny Minim Chandler, Papa
Glenn and Mo, Paula Luberto,
and Annie Belle Collins."
As final weigh-in time ap-
proached, the participants and
family members gathered, cran-
ing to watch weighmaster Tom-
my Lawhon pronounce each
scaly entry.
D.J. Collins, who has been
keeping records for these youth
fishing tournaments for "more
years than I can remember right
now" kept track of the fish,
weights, and fishers who weighed
in their catches.
Finally, the leader board was
filled in, and chief organizer Mil-
lard Collins began the announce-
ments. He began by introducing
the winner of the casting contest
held the previous evening during
the youth fishing clinic, 11-year-
old Nicholas Barnes, and present-
ed him with a fine rod and reel
combo. Then, Collins was "sur-
prised" with a plaque of recogni-
tion from the sponsors, thanking
him and his volunteer staff for all
their hard work on behalf of the
children's event.
Mark Williams, a business-
man from Crawfordville, present-
ed the plaque Collins, saying, "All
of us really appreciate what you
all do here for these kids every

> GreenSteel

hind the factory, and that Jim-
my Meeks also owned at least 50
more acres in the vicinity under
Bockclman said, "There are
a lot of issues here. we need ,a
plan we can siee "
The city's attorney, I )an
Slartmnan. explained to Chlh'cs
that he needs to present a visual
conceptualization showing prop-
erty boundaries, plats, and re-
quested zoning changes. Chiles
agreed to have the document pre-
pared, and return to the board at


Eli Cheats, 7, gets a surprise
bite while striking a pose.
year." To the audience, "You'd be
surprised how much work goes
into this," he said. "What they
do for these young folks is incred-
Then Collins awarded the
trophies to the top three in each
of the categories, including a
couple of extras: a trophy for the
angler who came the farthest to
fish, (Louisiana) and one for the
smallest fish weighed in (an em-
barrassingly tiny croaker)
When all the trophies were'
handed out, and the big group
photos taken, everybody headed
for the tables for a good feast of
hot dogs, chips. soft drinks, and
Collins gives full credit for
the success and growth of the
tournament to the sponsors and
his volunteer staff.
"There was not a single per-
son or business that I called this
year who didn't have something
for me, whether it was prizes or
funds. And the Fish Florida or-
ganization helped tremendously
with all the rods and reels we had
to give to the kids. Never could
have done it without all of them.
and my volunteers. It's a lot of
work, but I never have a lack of
help. Carrabelle really turned out
for these kids, and I'm real proud
of that."

a future date.
Land for Improvements
The next item up for discus-
sion was a last-minute addition
to the agenda, for Dan Ausley
to present a plan for discussion
and possible abandonment of the
street end at 12th Street West and
Avenue A. in exchange filn wti'i

his is nI t aldvis.ble." sa,il
(ilhain.i Pariiimnas to the banild
PatIiiena.. s, a l iller '11V ( lommIl s
siinei. said. "ThI s w, nlot pulb-
hli(v noticed, and those who imay
have an inlercest will not i have
had all opportunill to attend this
The board agreed to hear Au-

Proud grandpa Paul Osterbye holds the assorted catch of Jae-
lynn Osterbye-Middleton, 3, as the family returns from a day
of fishing.

Don DavisI, 3, gets a hand Jackson Williams, 3, isn't
from grandpa with this big too-sleepy to show off his
catfish, 4.62 pounds. fine spedded trout.

(No weights were posted.) Listed first, second, third:
Spanish mackerel: Trey Roberts, Hunter Pits, Joshua Lawhon
Croaker: Tressie Edwards, John Thompson, Kaelynn Jackson
Flounder: Jackson Copley, Lee Cumbie, Alex Smythe
Whiting: Alyssa Hooper, Avie Demmer, Gavin Shelley
Trout: Josh Willoughby, Logan McCloud, Austin Hornsby
Pinflsh: Hunter Lee, Winter Millender, Courtney Collins
Catfish: Jacob Thompson, Don Davis III, Larry Winchester
Sh hed Peyton Edwards
Black sea bass: Cheyenne Diorio. A.J. Copley, Gerald Messer

sley's plan, saying that no action
could be taken at this point.
Auslcy presented his plan for
the board to recommend aban-
doning the street end that is at
the east end of Ausley's Pickett's
Landing Development on the
Carrabelle River In exchange.
Auslev said. he would build a
public fishing pier. a boardwalk
and a gazehbo. hautilving that
spol on thle Riverfront. similar to
manV other plans being consid-
cred by the Waterfront Opporlu-
mities Partnership.
Jim lockelman said. "You
are asking the city to give youl
valuable waterfront property that
will add value to your develop-

Parmenas spoke again, "In
other waterfront areas here, a
60X100 foot waterfront lot (the
same size as the parcel under dis-
cussion) has been valued at a half
a million dollars. That would
work out to an enhanced value
of $25,000 to $30,000 per unit -
verY nice."
She went on to say that it
would "Set a bad precedent for
the city to tl ide public waterliont
access 161 structures that thycv
would then have to nmalmtain, ire-
pani or replace c imn a area that is
prone to flood and storm dam-
No action was taken on the

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The Franklin Chronicle



News from FWC

Female hunters
Women who want to spend
a weekend learning a variety of
outdoor Ikills may want to at-
tend the Becoming an Outdoors-
Woman workshop Oct. 10-12 at
Wallwood Boy Scout, Camp 23
Wallwood, BSA Drive in Quin-
The workshops are all held
at rustic summer camp facili-
ties with basic, modern ameni-
ties, and the lodging is dormito-
ry style, with meals served in the
cafeteria. Sessions begin Friday
afternoon and end Sunday with
The FWC invites wom-
en, 18 and older, to attend the
workshops to learn or improve
their outdoors skills and enjoy a
few recreational activities. Four
workshops, in 3'/2-hour sessions,
teach skills associated with hunt-
ing/shooting, fishing and non-
consumptive activities, such as
canoeing and camping, at all lev-
els of physical activity.
The Becoming an Outdoors-
Woman program offers a fun and
supportive atmosphere to experi-
ment and enjoy the camaraderie
of others who want to learn about
Florida's great outdoors. Al-
though it is designed with worn:-
en in mind, the camp is open to
anyone who wants to learn in a
comfortable, non-threatening,
non-competitive, hands-on atmo-
sphere. The camp's instructors
strive to make participants feel at
The cost is $175. However,
partial scholarships are available
for low-income, first-time partic-
ipants. Workshops are limited to
100 participants on a first-come,
first-served basis.
Sessions include introducto-
ry courses in-bass-, pan- and fly-
fishing; knot-tying basics; hand-
gun shooting and hunting; shoot-
ing sports; and shotgun shooting
and hunting. Also, boating, ca-
noeing/kayaking, map and com-
pass, and small-game-hunting ba-
sics will be offered. Participants
can learn about Florida whitetail
deer and turkeys and take cours-
es in archery and bowhunting
and regular hunting and black-
powder firearms. Bowhuntng
and hunter certification cours-
es are also available. Safety con-
cerns are addressed in a personal
safety course along with a course
on map and compass basics and
basic wilderness survival skills,
wilderness first aid and read-
ing the woods. Other courses in-
clude outdoor photography, bird
watching and instruction on be-
comning a primitive chef.
Leaping sturgeon
Two brothers from Milton
aie the latest victims to get clob-
bered by a leaping sturgeon,
Sam, 43, and Chris Par-
ish, 25, were enjoying a leisure-
ly morning of bass fishing on the
Yellow River June 28 until a leap-
ing Gulf sturgeon, estimated 5
- 6 feet in length, came over the
bow and hit both men. Both have
minor injuries.

Local kids treated to special film showing

Chronicle Correspondent
Kids love surprises. Especial-
ly if it involves fun and even more
so if it happens during school-
time. That's what happened last
Thursday when the makers of
the independent film "Lithium
Springs" came through Apalach-
icola unexpectedly,
Local summer-school stu-
dents were at the Armory for their'
daily recreation period when they
were treated to a special showing
of the tilm.
The film "Lithium Springs"
is the result of several years in the
making by independent tilmmak-
er Carter Lord and his wife 'lTea,
who currently live in St. Augus-
tine. Carter wanted to make a
film with a strong environmental
message that was clean family en-
tertainment, had kid-appeal, and
yet would capture the interest of
adults. Carter and his wife Teza
both star in the film, as well as
their family dog Fred, a lovable
It is a family friendly, come-
dy-adventure that tells the story

Fred the Dachshund is one of the main stars in the treasure-
hunting adventure Lithium Springs.
of an oftbeat treasure hunter by his trusty dachshund Fred in their
the name of Evmrude Jones and search for lost treasure. Their ad-

venture began when they stum-
bled across a small map that pin-
pointed the Fountain of Youth
and a small treasure buried in the
swamp by Ponce de Leon centu-
ries ago.
Lithium Springs has a strong
ecology and environmental
theme. While using nature, wild-
life, magic woods creatures, the
Floi ida outdoors and the spiritu-
al nature of the Earth, Fred the
dachshund ultimately demands
the environment and ecology of'
Florida come before monetary
gain. Kids, parents, and grand-
parents alike will enjoy clean wa-
ter winning over litterbugs and
environmental destruction.
Filmed in the central Flori-
da counties of Hardee, Hillsbor-
ough, Polk, and Manatee, Gin-
ny Springs near Gainesville and
the Devil's Den near Williston,
this clean, wholesome and hi-
larious independent film is Flor-
ida folklore and storytelling at
its finest. It is set in the woods,
swamps, rivers and underwater
caves of central Florida, mainly
in and around the upper reaches

of the Hillsborough River. Lithi-
um Springs is a mythical setting
and its true location is not identi-
fied by the filmmakers.
' Lithium Springs has received
many awards and recognition
by Independent Film Festivals
as well as favorable reviews by
movie and film critics. Recently,
the filmmakers signed with Dove
Family Entertainment which will
serve to further promote this de-
lightful film.
Several of the kids stopped
by to see Carter Lord after seeing
the movie. They shook his hand,
gave him a "high-five" or sim-
ply grinned and told him what
their favorite part of the movie
was. For Carter and Teza Lord,
this unexpected stop in Apalach
turned into a well received show-
ing of their most recent movie.
You can learn more about the
delightful movie Lithium Springs,
as well as Carter and Teza Lord
and Fred the dachshund on the
website at www.lithimsprings.
corn where you can also get your
own copy of the movie.

Civil proceedings initiated in barge case

The sunken barge has been in the river since April.


Chlnmhic' Cormpondent
The Florida Fish & Wild-
lilt Conservation .Commission
and the I)'epartiment of Fnvi-
ronrientll, PIloectlon hI\ave imi-
l.iretd ciVll pr\'c(-edings against
the lwnri, il lti b.irtcg breached
ti lithc b nks tf 1 'ruber Isl.and
in the Cartabelle River. State
Attorney .lerimy Mutz said last
"I spoke to one of the own-
ers,. Todd Cimino. this week,"
Mutz said on July 16. "He had
been trying to get a contracting
firm to take on the job of remov-
ing the barge and crane from
the rverbank, but that solution
fell through. He and one of the
other owners, a Mr. Strauss, are
very concerned to get that thing
moved, but so far haven't been
able to find a company that will

take on the job."
The barge owners face a po-
tential $50.000 a day fine should
the agencies prevail, Mutz said.
"And there is little doubt they
will." he added.
"Two of the other own-
er's, the Whitings, made an at-
tempt when the incident first
happened back in April." Mutz
said "They put some pumps on
it and tned to raise it, but it was
unsuccessful. They were trying
to get it up without spending
too much, but that's going to be
an expensive operation."
Mr. Strauss is reported to
be renewing his efforts to lo-
cate a contractor who can get
the job done, Mutz added. "But
if I don't see signs of some kind
of effort being made to get this
thing done, the criminal charges
are still on the table."

Music Edition

DVD (retail $19.98)
Rollerskatcs, disco, Oliv-
ia Newton-John ---it can only be
Xanadu, the spectacularly over-
the-top 1980 movie musical that
drew raspberres from critics but
nonetheless went on to become a
camp classic. As a goddess sum-
moned to Earth to make a strug-
gling artist's "dreams come true,"
Newton-John is ray of play-
ful sunshine; Hollywood hoofer
Gene Kelly likewise shines in a
role that would turn out to be his
last movie musical. A bonus CI)
includes the entire soundtrack, a
pumped-up collection of songs
by the Electric Light Orchestra-
including "I'm Alive," "All Over
the World" and the title track
plus the Newton-John hit "Mag-
ic." (Rated PG-13).

Mickey Rooney as
Archie Bunker

And Other TV Casting
Softcover, 524 pages
(retail $29.95)
Mickey Rooney as Archie
Bunker? I He didn't want the part,

worried about the public's re-
sponse to the bigoted, blue-col-
lar loudmouth. Producers didn't
think Sandra Bullock was right
for Baywatch. Rosic O'Donnell
didn't work out as Elaine on Scin-
field. Lisa Kudrow was turned
down for a cast spot on Satur-
day Night Live, fleeing her up
for Friends. How different would
other TV shows be had some-
one else been cast in the starring
roles? That's the premise behind
this addictive encyclopedia of
nearly 500 shows and the often
life-altering, career-making de-
cisions behind who'd ultimately
end up playing their parts.

100 American Flags

Hardcover, 112 pages
(retail $19.95)
For more than two centuries,

Americans have integrated the
American flag into quilts, cloth-
ing, toys, sculpture, table settings,
political campaigns, jewelry and
other objects both small and
large. These colorful portraits of
100 items, each incorporating
our nation's most potent icon, are
red-white-and-blue reminders of
the many ways the image of Old
Glory has been honored, com-
mercialized and memorialized
over the years.


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July 25, 2008 Page 11


St. George
Ch 'inicle C'ornspon'dh'n
On l~.iN-s.i\. July 15, the
St. tieorge Island Business As-
sociation met in the conference
room of the Buccaneer Inn on
St. Gi oi g Island to learn about
w.tai to attract and how to best
serve tourists on the Island.
St. George Island has al-
wa.i been a popular destination
for tourists from other states and
from overseas but now, with g.t,
prices and transportation costs
rising apidlv. American tourism
has been tailing off and may con-
tinue to do so. However, with the

Island Business Association discusses tourism

monetary .. liiinr rate so favor-
able to iAn igin tourists, we may
see tourists from other countries
making up the JdiltLcniit The
business Association is active-
ly S, king ways to attract more
overnight guests to the Island.
To that end, the Business as-
sociation heard Wayne Hryd-
ziusko, Partnership Programs
Manager for the Florida Park
Service and Barry P 11tig, 'elf. Vice
President of Research for VIS-
IT FLORIDA, present a list of
things to consider as they 'suids
ways to promote St. George Is.
land. The speakers tallied the as-

sets on St. George Island and the
advantages of thinking global.
They said that the Island
needs to learn some of the things
that foreign tourists take for
granted such as the metric ,sys-
tem of measurement. The United
States, Burma (Myanmar), and
Liberia are the only major coun-
tries in the world that don't use
the metric system. They said one
of the Island's biggest assets is the
"non-chain" local flavor. The Is-
land does not provide gn' inc en-
tertainmentit but has preserved a
local charm that makes it desir-
able. They also mentioned the

need for more local festivals that
have enough to do to require visi-
tors to spend two or three nights
Emory Morris, St. George
homeowner and concerned in-
vestor, mentioned some of the
Island's present assets but also
brought up a few needs such as
shelter, water and restrooms on
the fishing pier. iHe also said the
Island probably needs better co-
ordination of events so several
events won't be held at the same
iIrydziusko summed up by
.sivitng. '\ lihii has to happen

here is we need to stand togeth-
er more and work together more.
It's up to all of us to get out more
information about our business-
es." To which. Pettigoeff added,
" I cannot emphasize enough the
importance of the international
tourism market." He also spoke
of the importance of visual cues,
"If you put something out there
often en,.ugh, people will think
it's important."
Since 20% of Iluordi retail
sales tax is due to tourism, the
Business Association realizes this
is not a matter to take lightly. es-
pecially in a sI wing coti unmy

'> Eastpoint

tions commercial properties and
residential areas will be treated
by these vaults.
"The vaults have been shown
to.remove 500 to 50,000 pounds
of sediment per month, depend-
ing on sediment load, season and
rainfall," said District Associate
I Hydrulogist John B Crowe. "The
percentage of pollutants removed
depends on land use, drainage
area, soil types, stormwater ve-
locities and frequency and thor-
i ughntess of box cleaning."
The retrofit proicci was
funded thr> ,ugh the Surface Wa-
ter M.inag'emeLnt and Improve-
ment prog,.itm S294,00tf"i and
Environmental Protection Agen-
cy 310 grant funds ($251,000).
-Fn installation coincided this
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\ llFRI'AS the citizens oft Franklin Count. Florida, support
representative governmnent;i and
W\VI IRAS the citizens of Franklin Cot'iint, Flotida, are Im.
denied representative gotveriunment in the clectiok of countit
contnissiollers; and
W1II I RI -\S the citizens of Franklin Counts, Florida, did b\ their
\vlte of '9 Iq litvo Lr s iiin, idk- toting tot the election 'i conityl
coilnllissiolers, andd
WIllI RI *S the current cnbembers of thi leFranklin Count iio Botd
o' Counts Commnission continue to den\ the citizens ot Fratiklin
County the h i-ll to elect it count\ conunissioners h\ ... mi n hi,
vote; no\w, tlhieili'l be it
RI'St)I VIIH that the Franklin County Republican I xeculiv
Commnittee in special session held on July 11, .':ui. do b the e
presents -' it I Franklin County citiCens to ,l n.. and withhold their
vote for ( Conuissioners ('rotlon, uIal,. 1 1 \. I' 1111 A and
Sanders until such time ats i1i\ honor the i ote of FIranklin Count)
citizens for i 'nt'\ o idc elections.
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Franklin County Republican Committee
Attest: Rita O'Connell, Secretary
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On Jul) 27th and August 31st
Trinity Church will hold its
8:00 ai.m. ser ice at Lafil ette Park
All are welcome
Bring your lawn chairs.
The regular Sunday 10:30 a.m. service
will be at the church.

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Page 12 July 2S, 2008 A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER The Franklin Chronicle

For years, the Florida Seafood Festival has given locals a reason to get together for a good
cause. In this photo, Woody Miley cooks up a pot of his famously delicious low-country boil
at the 1984 Seafood Festival.

Hospice sponsors plant swap Aug. 1

On Friday. August Ist. the
Big Bend I lospicec Franklin Coun-
ty Advisory Council will be spon.
scoring a plant swap at the Farmn
ers Market from 3-5 p m
Bring those extra plants horn
your yard to share with you!
neighbors and take away some
thing new to add to your gaidenI
this spring. For every two plants
you bring you can select a plant at
no charge or if you choose, buy a

ticket for SI and pick out a plant
Amanda Kollar. owner of
Gaudencs. Inc will be a.allabicl
to) anvCwe! anv qUs'sCIons Vou mAN.iV
hat\ aboutt viowr .ldiln o! holum.-
hold Spr- a1 l iHands Itr
I lospic wind''ocks ha\v Ixben
hand made by K.ul. Am .and
aie .\aAilahle to! .i suggested do-
nation of S10 All proceeds will
go directly to providing hospice
care in Franklin County

Join Council members: Bev-
crlv I lcwitt. I onnie Gay. Pam
Mar, Jloe and Jeaneute Taylou.
Saundia Smith. Karla Ambos,
v dclr Coom Flla Speed .and
Paula llaimon l thlie F.irmers
Maike in hont of the Medicine
Shop in Apalachicola
Contact Pami Allbritton at
508-8744 for additional infornna-


Each puzzle is divided into nine sections, and each section has
nine blank squares. Fill in all 81 squares on the puzzle with
numbers 1 through 9. You may not repeat any numbers in any
one of the nine sections that you've already used elsewhere in
that section. Also, you can use each number 1 9 only once in
each horizontal line of nine squares, and in each vertical col-
umn of nine squares. The puzzle is completed when you cor-
rectly fill every square. Answer to this week's Sudoku Puzzle
is on page 15.


Tractor Work Aerobic Sewage Treatment
Systems Marine Construction Septics *
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Commercial Construction *
Utility Work: Public & Private

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'[he Franklin Chronicle A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER July 25, 2008.. Page 13

Gorrie Museum to host book signing

For author of
Cooling the South
The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection's John
Gorrie State Museum is inviting
the public to participate in a book
signing by Elli Morris.
She has written a book titled
olingi the Souith that entwines
the historical transportation and
methods of making ice. A 300
pound block of ice will be on dis-
play to serve as a reminder of days
gone by, She will speak of "the
accidental beginnings of manu-
factured ice, the rise of ice from
luxury to necessity, the amazing
amount of machinery and power
needed to make the big cakes of
ice, the variety of businesses that
relied on ice in their production

and why manufactured ice had
been one of the top ten industries
in the United States."
The family oriented program
is suitable for all age groups.
The regular park entrance
fee of $1 per person will be
waived. For more information,
call the hJohn Gorrie State Mu-
seum at (850) 653-9347 or St.
George Island State Park at (850)
The event will take place at
10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at the
museum at 46 6th Street, Apala-
Using a combination of his-
torical facts, personal recollec-
tions and modern and histor-
ic photographs, Morris has pro-
duced a seminal book on an
industry that changed the Ameri-
can South.

Cooling the South is a vital part
of our history. As Morris writes:
"lA]long the way, I discovered a
huge hole in American history...
I discovered an entire region pro-
foundly affected by the manuflic-
turing of block ice, and how valu-
able that industry was for our
nation as a whole,"
Cowling the Siuth introduces
readers to how the business was
so vital that an iceman could be
excused fiom war duty, and how
children ran behind ice delivery
trucks, begging for a sliver of ice
during sweltering summers in the
days before air conditioning and
Morris is a freelance photo-
journalist and writer. Her previ-
ous assignments include docu-
menting Howler monkeys in the
rainforests of Belize and investi-

gating hurricane recovery efforts
on the Gulf Coast. She leads kay-
aks trips in the summer and de-
signed and teaches an outreach
science program for 3rd and 4th
grade inner city children.
She has lived in 12 states in
the U.S. and wandered on her
own around the globe through fif-
ty countries, hitchhiking, stow-
ing away in boats, and sleeping in
different locations every night for
months at a time. She has been
a segment producer for PBS, art
gallery director, textbook read-
er for the blind, window and art
model, tree data collector, logger-
head sea turtle patroller, ski lift
operator, waitress and bartender.
Elli has a bachelor's degree from
University of Kentucky in forest-
ry and studied photography at
University of Nevada-Reno.

I Ckvr I k s AB'oes

Alligator Point

Mission by the Sea
Pastor Ed McNeely
County Road 370
Sunday Worship 9 a.m.


Covenant Word Christian
Pastors David & Harolyn Walker
158 12th St.
Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.
Children's Church (2 and up)
First Pentecostal Holiness
Revs. Emory and Susan Roach
379 Brownsville Road
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.
nursery provided
Living Waters Assembly
of God
Pastor (Rev.) Lois Long
1580 Bluff Road
Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.
nursery provided
Trinity Episcopal Church
Highway 98 & 6th Street
Sunday Worship. 8 & 10:30 a.m.
St. Patrick Catholic


Highway 98 & 6th Street
FST. 1836
8:00 A.M. *10:30 A.M.

Father Roger Lauosynski
27 6th Street
Sunday Mass, 10 a.m.
no nursery
First Assembly of God
Rev. Gwincll & David Wilson
267 Brownsville Road
Sunday Worship. 11 a.m.
no nursery
Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church
Pastor James Wilhams
233 9th St.
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
no nursery
First Baptist Church of
Pastor Bill Plazarin
46 Ninth Street
Sunday Worship II a.m.
Nursery Provided

Carrabelle Christian
Donald B. Carroll. Sr. Minister
142 River Road
Sunday Worship. 10 a.m.
nursery provided
First Baptist Church of

St. George Island
501 E. Bayshore Dr.
Join us as we praise and
worship the living Christ!

Sunday Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Worship & Praise 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night 7:00 p.m.
CWed. "Power I lour" 7:00 p.m.
"Walking in Christ"

Mark Mercer, Pastor
206 SE Aw. A
Sunday Worship, 10:55 a.m.
nursery provided


Eastpoint Church of God
iPastor Cascy Smith
379 Avenue F
Sunday Worhip. 11 a.m and 6
p m
nursery provided
United Baptist Church
Pastor Bobby Shiver
Brian St. and C.C. Land Road
670.5481 or 670-8451
Sunday School. 10 a.m.
nursery provided

Lanark Village

Lanark Community
171 Spring St.
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish
Catholic Church
Father Joseph Ssemakula
2653 Hwy. 98, Lanark Village
Sunday Mass. 10 a.m.
no nursery


First Baptist Church of

Ochlockonee Bay
Rev. James 0. Chunn Sr.
366 Coastal Highway
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
nursery provided
Panacea Congregational
Holiness Church
Rev. Ronnie Metcalf
1127 Coastal Highway
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.
no nursery

St. George Island
First Baptist Church of
501 E. Bayshore Dnrive
(on the bay)
Pastor Mike Whaley
Sunday Worship 11 a.m.
nursery provided
Children's Worship 11 a.m.
SGI United Methodist
201 E. Gulf Beach Drive
Pastor Themo Patriotis
Sunday Worship, 9 a.m.
nursery provided
Having y)w main church senrvia listed
a frr. To be iniuded. submit informa-
nlio by e-mail to inf(afinldinchmrondr
nrt or by mail to P 0. ox 590, Eastpoint,
FL 32328.

J. St. George Island
United Methodist Church


201 E. Gulf Beach Drive on the island
Phone: 927-2088 Web site: sgiumc org
Pastor: Themo Patriotis Dir. of Creative Ministries: Dusty Turner


Questions & Answers
About Our Environment

Dear EarthTalk:
I heard that children are
reaching puberty at earlier ages
now and that it may have to do
with environmental toxins and
even their TV viewing habits.
Can you enlighten?
-Mark Abbot, via e-mail
To say that kids are growing
up faster than ever these days may
be more than just cich6. Recent
studies have shown that children
are reaching puberty at younger
and younger ages, and research-
ers are starting to see links be-
tween this trend and other soci-
etal ills such as ubiquitous pollu-
tion and sedentary lifestyles.
In a 2007 report for the
Breast Cancer Fund entitled
"The Falling Age of Puberty
in U.S. Girls: What We Know,
What We Need to Know," ecol-
ogist Sandra Steingraber argues
that unfettered access to comput-
ers and TVs over the last 30 years
has led to an increasingly seden-
tary lifestyle among kids in the
U.S. and beyond. Active kids pro-
duce more melatonin, a natural
hormone that serves as the body's
internal clock and calendar. This
could explain why sedentary kids
are likely to go through puberty
sooner: Their bodies think their
decreased melatonin production
is a trigger to move into puberty.
"[Mclatonin is) an inhibitory sig-
nal for puberty," says Steingraber.
"The more melatonin you have,
the later you go into puberty."
Of course, sedentary life-
styles are also linked to child-
hood obesity, a condition that of-
ten continues-along with the
many health problems that can
accompany it--into adulthood.
A recent National Health and
Nutrition Examination Survey
(NHANES) found that, between
2001 and 2004, 17.5 percent of
children ages six to 11 were over-
weight-an effective doubling of
obesity rates three decades ago.
A study by the non-profit Obesi-
ty Society came up with a slight-
ly higher figure-20 percent-
with the percentages higher for
Hispanic, African-American and
Native American children.
Obesity is certainly one fac-
tor in the surge in so-called "pre-
cocious" adolescence, but chem-
icals are also thought to play a
role. According to Erin Barnes,
writing in E The Environmen-
tal Magazine, a study compar-
ing the body mass index of Dan-
ish and American girls found that
the former group hit puberty a
full year later than the latter even
though their weights were in the
same range. Another study found
that wealthy girls in South Afri-
ca reach puberty a full year after
their African-American counter-
parts. "Many researchers," writes
Barnes, "are studying the rela-
t, aiship between chemical pol-
lutants like PCBs (polychlori-
nated bphenyls) and phthalates
(commonly used plasticizers) and
premature development."
Some researchers believe that
the preponderance of synthet-
ic chemicals in more developed
societies are interfering with hu-

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Wayne Miller and his 5-year-old Chihuahua "Butch" made a
moral Park in Apalachicola before continuing their journey to
little pad in the front basket keep an eye on the road.

Apalach is midpoint of

journey for man and hi

Chronicle Correspondent
An old Chinese proverb says
"The journey of a thousand miles
begins with the first step." In the
case of Wayne Miller, it begins
with the first pedal of his bicycle.
Wayne's journey started
near Memphis, Tennessee about
two weeks ago. He is headed for
Stuart, Florida, where he has
relatives. The distance between
Memphis and Stuart is about 900
Traveling the scenic route,
and passing through Apalachi-
cola, it adds another 100 miles
or so to the journey, making it
just about 1,000 miles. Wayne
says he would rather take the sce-
nic route, besides there are some
roads on the more direct route
that he can't travel.
"What's another 100 miles,"
he said. Apalachicola is a little
more than the halfway point on
his journey. "I1 think it will take
me another two weeks," he said.
referring to the distance he still
has to go to reach Stuart.
I first spotted Wayne at the
Piggly Wiggly last Thursday
as he picked up some supplies.

His bicycle leaned against the
front wall of the store, while he
shopped. He left Butch in charge
to guard the bicycle. Butch let out
a low growl when I attempted to
get a little too dose for a picture.
One reason Wayne chose to ride
his bike is so he can have Butch
with him. "I can't take him on the
On Friday. Wayne was still
around town. When I asked him
why he was still here rather than
continuing his trek. he said; "This
is a nice little town. The people
are so friendly, different from
most places." He was enjoying
his short stay and seemed a little
reluctant to move on.
By Saturday, I didn't see
Wayne around town anymore.
More than likely, he's on his way
to Stuart.
You may have seen Wayne
and his dog Butch as they took
a little breather in Apalachicola
at the end of last week. Or you
may have spotted him as he ped-
aled his way across the Forgotten
Coast. Riding his big blue bicycle.
with "Moon Dog" painted on the
frame, Waync shoulders a back-
pack loaded down with most of
what he needs. Butch sits proudly

brief rest stop at Veterans Me-
south Florida. Butch has a cozy


s dog

in his spot in the basket with his
head in the wind.
I'm fascinated with the sto-
ries of people like Wayne, who
have the determination to do
things that most people don't give
a second thought to. I've writ-
ten about others that have come
through Apalachicola. like James
Russell, who rode his bicycle
here from Texas, and decided to
stay. Then there is Bob Howard
who sails his 28 ft sailboat "After
You" around the Gulf of Mexico
and beyond all by himself. I think
of people like Jimmy Mosconis,
project leader for the newly ded-
icated Veteran's Memorial Plaza
in Apalachicola, who stuck like
glue to a project for 7 years un-
til it was completed. I know there .
are others out there with similar
stories; different, but similar.
I think I've finally come up
with the most meaningful word
that is at the core of folks like
I've described. And that word is
"grit." Simply, true grit.
If you would like to let me
know about somebody you know
that has a story. or to tell me your
story. send me an mail at soli-
tatryravelerl y ,

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T lie I'rat'ikliti Chronicle A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER July 25, 2008 Page 15

Peter F. Crowell CFP, Presents

Weekly economic update for

the week of July 21, 2008

These views are those of Peter Montoya Inc., and noit the pnsentrine Rese.n-
ratile or the Repn'sentative's Bwnker/lDeailer, and shouitl nlot It e onst tdI ais in
'estMfintt adic'e.
Quote of the week
"Never answer a critic, unless he's right litrinatd lattch
Federal pledges for Freddie, Fannie
L ast week, the lFederal Reserve ollered a special lending option ton
help Freddie Mac and Fannie Mac dand the i r'easul y I )epairtmlent pr
posed to inject money into the troubled mortgage giants by buying up
newly issued stock. Shares of both firms regained ground last week,
and Freddie Mac received Securities and Exchange C'ommission .ip
proval to issue stock to help raise a projected $5 5 million ill new cap
Oil falls 11% in a week
Oil hasn't had a week this bad since 2005 On July 11, tIutuies- hit
a record $147 27 on the New Yolk
Mercantile Exchange, at Fridayv's
close, oil settled at $128.8 8 pe bat-
I Big spikes in PPI, CPI
T he Producer Price Index shot
tip 1 .8 l in June, according to the
Labor Department--but core Pt'P
(minus food and energy prices)
S/ J only went up 0.20o. The Consum-
WCOOafrUZ er Price Index rose a sobering 1 1 ,
Sponsored By in June.
Peter F Crowell, CFP Housing starts up
A change New York City con-
struction rules led builders to start new apartment projects, resulting in
a 9. It0 rise in U.S. housing starts for June But Commerce department
data showed single-family housing starts down 5 31, from May
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Port St. Joe hospital to open fall of 2009

The St. Joe Company and
Sacred leart H health System has
announced that vertical construc-
tion has begun on lthe new $35
million Sacred I leart I hospital lo-
cated along Illighway Q8 in l'ort
St. Joe.
The hospital is being bullt on
27 acres donated by St .Joe Co
lFlo ida-based (I eilen itl
Constr action C'ompaiiy, Inc., hias
been flred to manage lie conl
st u11ction pIocess. So til the con-
sti cticon l(ain l has completed
prepaiatiton ot tlhe hospital build-
ing pad and iuntialed the site lay-
out aind sutiv'eying process The
installation of building piles be-
gin.s tis week

SBoyd Hosts

and Mel Mal tinez (R-FIl.), which
calls for a comprehensive, basin-
wide study of the Apalachicola-
CLhattahoochee-Flint (ACF) Riv-
ci System by the independent Nai
tional Resc.uch Council (NRC')
Congressman Boyd hopes to gar-
ner more support for this study
from officials and stakeholders
in Georgia and Alabama. so that
Flonda. Georgia. and Alabama
can use the information and the
findings to develop a solution

"We are happy to have com-
pleted the first phase of work
which prepared a suitable build-
ing pad for the facility, but we are
very excited to be entering the ac-
ive lifcility construction phase
with thie installation of build-
ing piles and related work for es-
tailishlng the foundation," said
hiialn Matson, vice president of'
planning and strategy for Sacred
I lear I Iealth System.
Completion of the hospital is
projected for the fall of 2009. Sa-
cied Heart anticipates the facili-
ty will provide jobs to as many as
150 people.
"We are thrilled to announce
thie ollicial transfer of property

a solution based on scientific
facts from a respected, impartial
source, such as the NRC.
"While the three states have
not been able to come to any sort
of agreement about how to share
water along the ACF system, I
think there's something we can
all agree on. the need for inde-
pendent, scientific, and unbiased
information about the needs and
demands of all the users along
the ACF," Boyd stated. "This bill
is a real opportunity for Florida,
Georgia, and Alabama to come
together on the ACF issue, an is-
sue that has divided our states for
more than 20 years.

to Sacred Heart Health System
for the new state-of-the-art hospi-
tal that will serve the Port St. Joe
community," said Joe Rentfro,
vice president and project man-
ager for St. Joe Co. "Construc-
tion on the site will progress rap-
idly from this point on, now that
the site preparation work is com-
The St. Joe Company donat-
ed the land for the hospital site
and also agreed to contribute $5
million over 10 years to support
the hospital.
The new Sacred Heart Hos-
pital will provide health care to
the residents of Gulf and Frank-
lin counties.

"The next step for us," Boyd
continued, "is to have more of
a dialogue with our neighbors
in Georgia and Alabama. One
thing I know for sure it's much
harder, if not impossible, to come
to any sort of agreement on a wa-
ter sharing plan if we're not all in
the same room working together
towards this goal. We must work
with Georgia and Alabama on
the local, state, and federal lev-
els to find some common ground
and ultimately develop a fair
long-term water solution that we
can all live with."

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Traffic Safety Team looks countywide

Chronicle Correspondent
The Traffic Safety Team,
formed in 2001 to help identify
traffic safety projects that need to
be addressed in Apalachicola, is
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out Franklin County to become
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in need of sidewalk and traffic

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Some of the recognizable
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team are thile four-way stop sign
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io Creek, the new intersection of
Prado and I lwy. 98 (across from
the Rancho Inn), and the safety
signs that have been placed on

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ter speeders. The team plans to
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that occurs from rapid rainfall on
loth and llwy. 98 in thile near fil-
At the July loth inointhly
meeting, discussion was held re-
garding the team's need to recruit
more participants troni the coun-
ty. Safety and tratlic issues are a
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state will Crcognize the coun-
ty more, in some cases, more so
than just a city," stated Bob 1Di-
eter, chairman of thile team. So,
in order to get more funding for
more projects that will include
the whole county, the fairly small
team is changing in many ways.
The team wants to recruit
members of the community, in-
cluding people employed in med-
ical and law enforcement fields,
business owners and operators,
members of other organizations
of the county, firefighters, schools
and churches.
In an effort to better accom-
modate all the county the meet-
ing date and time will be changed
to August 20 at 11 a.m. Stan
Rudd of the Florida DOT said,

"In regard to employees of the
city and county and other busi-
nesses, these meetings are consid-
ered to be part of their work day,
for the most part." Rudd is a reg-
ular attendee at the meetings and
with his knowledge and guid-
ance, the team is made aware of a
variety of information. Most im-
portant is the funding that he is
aware of that can benefit Frank-
lin County.
If you have a safety issue in
your area of the county, bring it
before the team during the Au-
gust 20th meeting at 11 a.m. in
the Community Center located
at City Hall in Apalachicola. For
information on the TST'visit the
Franklin County web site.

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Agriculture and Consumer Scr- harvest to a new limit of within
vices has announced that an five hours of time of harvest," the
amendment to state rules will re- state agency said. "The amend-
quire harvesters to deliver oysters ment adds the option for a certi-
to dealers more quickly, fled shellfish dealer to label shell-
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crease the time limit harvesters time and temperature require-
have to deliver oysters to a cer- ments of this rule are not met,"
tified shellfish dealer during the For more information. con-
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Library holds
Chronicle Correspondent
Library Director Judy Run-
dcl told the Library. Advisory
Board that the rent on the East-
point buildings would increase
by $300 due to replacement of air
conditioners by the owner.
The new air conditioning
was greatly needed, she said dur-
ing the July 21 st meeting.
She said she will appear be-
fore the County Commission for
the Budget Hearing this month.
She stated that the revised budget
amount that she Will present to
the Commission reflects a 16.4%

July meeting
reduction in funds that were re-
ceived for this current year, She
said she felt optimistic about the
There are now 5,500 card-
carrying library members coun-
ty wide. That is about 50% of
the population. Of those, 628
or 11% are part-time residents of
the county or visitors of the coun-
ty. These numbers do not reflect
the computer usage as the library
does not require a card for the
computers. The next scheduled
meeting of the Library Board on
August 18th at 5:30 p.m. in Car-

Chronicle Correspondent


Following is a summary of'
the July 15, 2008 Franklin Coun-
ty (.C'omniission meeting.
All live commissioners were
present at tile meeting. The board
voted unanimously to pay Coun-
ty bills totaling $529,035.69 from
funds in the General Bank Ac-
Public Works Department
Hubert Chipman told the
Board that his workers have been
clearing oiff political signs im-
properly placed in the public
right-of way. The owners of the
signs can pick up the removed
signs at the Public Works Depart-
Commissioners discussed
with Chipman the need to clean
up and open up county-owned
public access roads so that people
are able to get to the water. They
noted that the county needs to
protect roads and public accesses
that are county owned and not let
them get grown up so they can-
not be used.
They discussed the possibil-
ity of building a boat slip in the
Lanark area.
Chipman's written report
for this period listed 164 loads of
road building materials hauled,
21 projects completed or in prog-
ress and 16 call in work requests.
Solid Waste/Parks &
Van Johnson informed the
Board that the renovations at
Carralbllc Beach Park restrooms
a.u completed and the facility
was open foi the July 4th week.
end lie requested a Resolution
of Appreciation from the Board

for Paul Osterbye for the part he
played in the renovation of the
restrooms. Commissioner Cher-
yl Sanders made the motion ap-
proving a Resolution of Appre-
ciation to be presented to Paul
Osterbye at the August 5 Board
meeting, seconded by Commis-
sioner Bevin Putnal and passed
Rory Cassedy, Waste Man-
agcment, and Patrick O'Neil,
Emerald Waste Services, ad-
dressed the Board requesting that
Emerald Waste Services be able
to take over the license currently
held by Waste Management. As
the request was verbal, the Board
requested a written request that
be sent to them via the County
Attorney Mike Shuler. Cassedy
and O'Neil told the Board that
the service was going to be the
same it was just a change of lo-
gos on the existing waste pick-up
trucks. The Board asked if there
was going to be a rate change.
The company representatives
said that they did not know and
would find out the answers and
report back to the Board.
Commissioners Putnal and
Russell Crofton told Johnson
that there needs to be a sign on
the dock at the end of Old Fer-
ry Dock Road stating that boats
could not be tied up and left
Mike Rundel, represent-
ing Lanark Fire Department, re-
quested that the tipping fee be
waived for 250 yards of waste
from renovations at the Lanark
Fire Department. Sanders made
the motion to approve waiving
the tipping fee, seconded by Crof-
ton which passed unanimously.

County Engineer
Dan Rothwell requested per-
mission to make the next to final
payment for $181,029.72 to BCL
Contractors for the SGI boat
ramp with a balance to finish for
$69,984.09. Crofton made the
motion for approval, seconded by
Putnal which passed unanimous-
ly. The Board commended BCL
for the good job they had done
in getting the SGI boat ramp fin-
ished by the July 4th weekend.
Rothwell requested Board
action to approve the chairman
signing to release the letters of
credit for SummerCamp Phase
1A and IB for infrastructure con-
struction. There were 11 letters of
credit for 11 projects that totaled
$14,635,015. One letter of cred-
it was not to be released for san-
itary sewer collection improve-
ments that was for $1,295,243.
The Board asked if Shuler had
reviewed the request before they
gave their approval which he said
he had. Sanders made the motion
to sign the release, seconded by
Putnal which was unanimously
Rothwell's written report list-
ed 7 projects finished or in prog-
ress. His report concluded with
a discussion about a 12th Street
bike path in Apalachicola.
Clerk of Court
Marcia Johnson reported
that Weems Memorial Hospi-
tal indicated a balance in the ac-
count for the month ending June
of $341,426.24.
The new legislation that
takes effect September 1 concern-
ing the make-up of the Value Ad-

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justment Board, requires that
the commissioners appoint new
members in compliance with the
legislation. This year's Value
Adjustment Board must
consist of two -County Com-
missioners, one School Board
member, and two citizen mem-
bers, one who shall be appointed
by the School Board and own a
business occupying commercial
space within the school district
and one who shall be appointed
by the County Commissioners
and must own homestead prop-
erty within the county. Johnson
requested that the Board appoint
an alternate Commissioner in ad-
dition to the two appointed to the
Value Adjustme'nt Board. The
Commissioners who have agreed
to serve are Joseph Parrish and
Sanders. Putnal made the motion
to appoint Parrish and Sanders to
the Value Adjustment Board, sec-
onded by Crofton which passed
Johnson recommended the
Board appoint Walter Armistead
to the Value Adjustment Board
with Donnie Gay as an alternate,
as they have expressed a willing-
ness to serve. Sanders made the
motion, seconded Crofton, which
passed unanimously. Johnson
also told the Board that the VAB
must appoint private counsel and
that lawyer could not represent
the County Commissioners or
the Tax Collector. Johnson is re-
viewing a list of attorneys qual-
ified to serve the VAB and will
recommend them to the Board.
Johnson handed out the bud-
get notebooks to the Commis-
sioners in preparation for the
Budget Workshops scheduled for
July 23rd and 24th at 9 a.m. at
the Courthouse Annex. She told
the Board that they need to de-
cide on how certain funds should
be expended and that they should
develop a road paving program.
Director of Administrative
Mark Cureton presented
Alan Pierce's report in his ab-
Gave the Board a copy of a
letter from Senator Nelson's of-
fice concerning a matter of the
Eastpoint Water and Sewer Dis-
trict and Bob Allen. The Board
said that this was a State matter
not a County matter.
Requested Board action to
approve the FRDAP grant for
$135,611 for Carrabclle Rec-
reation Park Phase IV Croft-
on made the motion for approv-
al, seconded by Sanders, which
passed unanimously.
Requested that the Board ap-
prove a contract between Frank-
lin County and the Dcpt.'of Agri-
culture Community Services for
$150,000 for the construction of
a boat ramp and terminal unload-
ing dock on the County owned
Lombardi property that would be
contingent upon Attorney Shul-
er's review and recommendation
for signature. The construction
must not begin until the contract
between both parties is signed.
Putnal made the motion to sign

> Earth Talk

man endocrine development and
essentially "tricking" kids' bodies
into going through puberty pre-
maturely. Also, precocious pu-
berty in girls has been linked to

the contract contingent on Shul-
er's approval, seconded by Sand-
ers, which passed unanimously.
Requested Board approval of
a contract with Tedder Construc-
tion for construction of the
bardi boat ramp flor $135,000 after
the Board has signed thile contract
with DACS for the funds. Motion
for approval made by lPutnal, sec-
onded by Sanders, which passed
Notified the Board that I )h;P
has notified the County that it
is eligible to submit a project for
funding for beach erosion con-
trol. No action required at this
Requested Board approval for
the submission of a DOT Trans-
portation Enhancement Proj-
ect for .approximately $200,000
to build a sidewalk along US 98
from Carrabelle Wayside Park
to the Crooked River lighthouse.
The sidewalk will be on the north
side of the road and there will
be a crosswalk from the Way-
side Park across U.S. 98. Sanders
made the motion to approve, sec-
onded by Crofton, which passed
Informed the Board that the
DEP FRDAP application period
is open until September 30 and
the Board can still apply for one
more FRDAP grant. The Board
discussed the need for bathrooms
at Lombardi park. sidewalks and
other recreational facilities else-
where in the county.
Board was reminded of Con.
gressman Boyd's River Forum ini
Chattahoochee on Monday. July
21st at 2.00 pm Fastrn
Board was informed the pho.
to of the SGI boat ramp ribbon
cutting has been n.amcd and put
in the display case in the Annex
Request for Board action to
direct Shuler to prepare neces-
sary documents for Lorelei Clap-
per to donate to the County Lot
6, Block A. Unit I Pen Point.
which is a lot in the highly crod-
ed area just east of South Shoal.
Sanders made the motion, sec-
onded by Crofton, which passed
Gave the Board a copy of
a letter has been sent requesting
that the land behind the new con-
solidated school be reserved for
archery hunting only.
Requested Board authorize
the approval of a contract with
DEP to utilize the $150,000 leg-
islative appropriation for the Sea-
food Landing Park at Lombar-
di park and to appoint a project
manager. Sanders made the mo-
tion to authorize the application
and to appoint Van Johnson as
project manager, seconded by
Crofton, which passed unani-
County Attorney
Mike Shuler told the Board
that the assessed value of the
School Board owned land that
the County wishes to buy for
the (Carrabelle Medical facility is
Ilh requested Board approv-
al to sign a complaint with the
Alligator Water District against
South Shoals. Sanders made
the motion to sign, seconded by
Crofton, which passed unani-
mously. The Board gave approval

breast cancer, as well as higher
rates of drug abuse, violence, un-
intended pregnancies, problems
in school and mental health is-
"Shortening childhood
means a shortening of the time
before the brain's complete re-
sculpting occurs," says Steingrab-

for Shuler to go to Jacksonville to
attend litigation between the City
of Apalachicola and the Corps of
Engineers concerning the watel
flow down the Apalachicola Riv-
er. Motion for approval by Put-
nal, seconded by Sanders, which
passed unanimously.
Shuler informed the
hoaitd that he is currently work
ing on information about the
Waste Management franchise
and a RFP proposal by the los-
pital Hoard
Commissioner Comments
Commissioner Sanders coin-
mended the Weems Hospital
stall for her recent health care.
Crotton raised the question as to
why SGI was not included in the
special districts as it is not incor-
porated. He requested that Doris
Pendleton be at the next meeting
for clarification on this issue.
Public Comment
Elaine Kozlowsky told the
Board of the formation of the
newly formed "Franklin Needs,
Inc." that is raising funds, by the
sale of their calendar, for local ed-
ucation and awareness programs
about breast cancer through
churches, clubs and neighbor-
hood organizations, and to help
cover the costs of mammography
for undennsured patients The
group has been working close-
ly with New Beginnings, a sup-
port group at Weems Memori-
al Hospital for breast cancer pa-
tients She showed the Board the
calendar and said the calendar is
now available foi sIale at 51 vrn- throughout the county She
requeMted Board action to waive
the rental fle on the Armory lor a
Franklin Needs Inc fund raising
event there on July 25th Putnal
made the motion to approve, sec-
onded by Sanders. which passed
Allen Feifer. Chairman of
Concerned Citizens of Franklin
County. asked the Board where
the budget workshops will be
held and why they had not been
publicly advertised. The Board
responded that the workshops
would be held in the Courthouse
Annex and they thought they had
been advertised. Shuler said the
notice would be out Thursday,
July 17th.
Kevin Begos. Seafood Task
Force, alerted the Board that the
FDA had changed the warning
about the safety of eating oys-
ters. Formerly they had said that
cooked oysters were safe. but now
they suddenly said that there was
concern about cooked and un-
cooked oysters. Ie suggested that
Congressman Boyd be notified of
how FDA has flipped flopped on
this issue
Pinki Jackel told the Board
about the ceremony at the Three
Service Men statue in Apalach-
icola and commnended Jimmy1
Mosconls lor persevering inll his
ellorts to have Ithe detail of the
original statue etlclcd in Frank-
lin Counlty She comnllented that
the average age of the service
members in the Vietnanm conflict
was 1 years old. The Board add-
ed their praise to Mosconis for
his efforts.
The Board adjoni ned at 11

cr. "Once that happens, the brain
doesn't allow for complex learn-
ing." She adds that the brain can
only build the connections used
to learn a language, play a musi-
cal instrument or ride a bike be-
fore it gets flooded with the sex
hormones that come with the onl-
set of pubertv


I lere is a summary of the
planning and zoning actions tak-
en at the July 15 County Com-
mission meeting.
1. Consideration of a re-
quest to construct three Commer-
cial Docks and dredging at 592
I highway 98 West, Apalachicola.
Dock one will be 174' x 4'; Dock
2 will be 145' x 4' and Dock 3
will be 137' x 4'. This application
meets all local, state and federal
requirements. Request submit-
ted by GEA, Inc, agent for Steve
Rash, applicant.
Action: Commissioner Cher-
yl Sanders made the motion for
approval, seconded by Bevin Put-
nal which passed unanimously.
2. Consideration of a request
to construct a Single Family Pri-
vate Dock on the East half of 38,
Block C, Unit 2, St. James Island
Park, 2962 US Highway 98 East,
St. James. This dock will be 167'
x 4' long. This application meets
all local, state and federal require-
ments. Request submitted by
Reed Hicks. Better Built Docks,
agent for Joel Clark, applicant.
Action: Putnal made the mo-
tion for approval, seconded by
Sanders, which passed unani-
3. Consideration of a request
to construct a Single Family Pri-
vate Dock located off of Camp
Road. North of Eastpoint. This
dock will have a 252' x 4' board-
walk, 225' x 4' access walkway,
20' x 8' terminal platform and (2)
20' x 12' bo)at lifts This applica-
tion meets all local, state and fed-
eral requirements Request sub-
mitted by GEA. Inc, agent for
Barrs Floyd, applicant.
Action: Sanders made the
motion for approval, seconded by
Putnal which passed unanimous-
4. Re-consideration of a re-
quest to construct a Multi-Fam-
ily/Residential Dock located in
Section 35 & 2, Township 8 and
9 South, Range 8 West, located
off of Bluff Road (12th Street)
in Apalachicola. This Dock will
have a 1,920' x 9' primary access
boardwalk, and will have a sec-
ond boardwalk that will be 10' x
3'; with a 30' x 3' wide ramp and
have a 16' x 4' platform, a 180' x
8' terminus, and have 9 boat slips.
This application meets all local,
state and federal requirements.
Request submitted by GEA, Inc.,
agent for George Mahr (Turtle
Harbor), applicant. (Previously
approved by the Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners on March 21,
2006 and has expired).
Action: Putnal made the mo-
tion for approval, seconded by
Crofton which passed unani-
5. Consideration of a Ire-
quest to construct a Single Fami-
ly Private Dock at 2508 lHighway
08 Fast, lot 7, Block a, Unit 1,
(uill Wynn Subdivision, Lanark
Beach. The dock will be 210' x
4' access dock with a 20' x 8' ter-
minal platform. This application
meets all local, state and federal
requirements. Request submit-
ted by Reid I icks (Better Built
Docks) and Griflith Custom
Homes,. LLC, agents for Alice
Fox, applicant.
Action: Sanders made the
motion for approval, seconded
by Putnal, which passed unani-
6. Consideration of a request
to re-zone a 4.01 acre parcel lo-
cated in Section 28, Township 9
South, Range o( West, Eastpoint,

from R-l Single Family Residen-
tial to R-la Single Family Resi-
dential Subdivision, also known
as "Red Fish Run". Request sub-
mitted by GEA, Inc., agent for
Coastal Community Bank, appli-
Action: Putnal made a mo-
tion to approve a request for a
Public Hearing for the re-zoning
of the 4.01 acre parcel, seconded
by Sanders, which passed unani-
7. Consideration of a request
for Site Plan approval of a Club
House to be located on Lot 48,
Turtle Beach Village, 1712 Mag-
nolia Road, St. George Island.
Request submitted by Barkley
Consulting Engineers, Newt Bab-
cock, agent for the St. George Is-
land Plantation Owners Associa-
tion, applicant.
Action: Commissioner Rus-
sell Crofton made the motion for
approval, seconded by Putnal,
which passed unanimously.
8. Consideration of a request
for Site Plan approval of a new
Entrance and Parking to be locat-
ed on Lot 24, Block A, Sea Dune
Village, 1200 Sea Pines Place, St.
George Island. Request submit-
ted by Barkley Consulting Engi-
neers, Newt Babcock, agent for
the St. George Island Plantation
Owners Association, applicant.
Adion.:Crofton made the
motion for approval, seconded by
Putnal which passed unanimous-
9. Consideration of a re-
quest for Sketch Plat approval of
an 8 lot subdivision named "Red
Fish Run" located in Section
28, Township 8 South, Range 6
West, Eastpoint. Request submit-
ted by GEA, Inc, agent for Coast-
al Community Bank, applicant.
Action: Sanders made a mo-
tion to table this request, sec-
onded by Crofton, which passed
10. Consideration of a re-
quest for Sketch Plat approv-
al of a 12 lot subdivision named
"Sweet Bay Estates Phase 1" lo-
cated Weot of Apalachicola in
Section 33, Tbwnship 8 South,
Range 8 West. Request submit-
ted by Walter M. Ward, agent for
DSW Holdings, LLC, applicant.
Acti .w After discussion
about the condition of the ac-
cess road to this proposed subdi-
vision, Putnal made a motion for
approval, seconded by Sanders
which passed unanimously.
11. Consideration of a re-
quest for Sketch Plat approv-
al of an 7 lot subdivision named
"Sweet Bay Estates Phase 2" lo-
cated West of Apalachicola in
Section 33, Township 8 South,
Range 8 West. Request submitted
by Jack and Gayle Dodds, appli-
Action: Crofton made the
motion for approval, seconded by
Putnal which passed unanimous-
12. Consideration of a re-
quest to re-plat Hidden Cove to
include the fourth lot that was
abandoned on March 10, 2004
and re-configure the 1o( lines to
meet all setbacks. Request sub-
mitted by GEA, Inc, agent for
Richard and Linda Plessinger,
Action: Sanders made the
motion for approval, seconded
by Crofton, which passed unan-
imously. Crofton requested that
the owner of a boat parked on the
county road in Hidden Cove be
removed as it is a traffic hazard.

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