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Location Of One Hundred ONE HUNDRED ELEVENTH YEAR PRINTED ON i 00%RECYCLED PAPER ESTABLISHED i 900 .Forty Consecutive Annual Masonic Celebrations WEDNESDAY NUMBER ! 2" 8 PAGES JULY ! !, 20 ! 2 50˘ PER ISSUE (SALES TAX lNCLUDED) dd • " pp BB by Jan Allred Deputies with the Okaloo- thorities wanted to question to Harrison's home on Ala- A suspicious death has sa County Sheriffs Office him as a "person of interest" bama Street in Florala to in- law enforcement agencies in also said they believe Wat- about her death, quire about the incident. two states trying to deter- son was transported• to the Florala Police Chief Son-When authorities arrived mine how 28-year-ol4 Jac- home in Crestview after her ny Bedsole said his depart- at Harrison's home, he was queline Roughton Watson death, ment informed investiga- cooperative and admitted WHAT A WEEK this has been! Our butter beans ended up propped up dead ' Following the discovery tors with Okaloosa Countyto authorities he had been : and peas got ready to pick at the same time. I found it in a lawn chair in the drive- of Watson's body, authori,that they were familiar with smoking both meth • and hard to get them picked and see that tomatoes didn'tway of her grandmother's ties in Crestview contacted both Watson and Harrison,marijuana. DTF Agents ob- spoil on the vines. We picked and shared with as many home in Crestview, FL. the Florala Police Depart-explaining to the investi- tained a search warrant for friends as we could. The vines and bushes are still According to a press re- ment to inquire whether gators that Harrison had his residence and located green. I told Larry ff he would throw a little fert:flizer lease from the Okaloosa anyone at the Florala Police been arrested in the pastnarcotics in the residence. to them they would make another crop. He wasn t too County Sheriffs Office, Department knew Kenneth for manufacturing metham-: Harrison, age 43, was dr- receptive to that idea. We didn't need to add more to- there were no visible signs Wayne Harrison. Accord- phetamine, rested and charged with pos- matoes to the freezer. It has been fun sharing, of trauma when Watson's ing to witnesses, HarrisonThe Florala Police De- session of a controlled sub- :i .When I was growing up on the farm, you picked the body was found at about 6 allegedly dropped Watson partment and 22nd Judi- p.m. on Sunday evening, off at the residence and au- cial Drug Task Force went cotton by hand. Da4dy plowed the peanuts up and us see DEATH page 2 girls followed up, shook the dirt off the peanuts so that Pa nA/ /red sti Flo ral a pogce Chi ef dist ibut[ DRwas ringone when they dried we could build hay stacks by stacking them on a tall pole. That was pretty cool, as the chil- dren would say today, tween the Andalusia Police charged with count • :i THANK THE LORD! We're finally getting some Law enforcement agen- Sonny Bedsole said Cam- Department (APD) and the of distribution after being cies throughout the county ron Marshall, age 19, wasFlorala Police Department arrested on June 22nd by rain. I can even breathe better, and the heat isn t near- pooled their resources andarrested on Monday, July (FPD). agents with the 22nd Judi- lyso sweltering. I'm looking forward to Fall and all the managed to penetrate a 2 and charged with three An undercover officer cial Drug Task Force. beautiful colors. Fall is my favorite time of the year. drug distribution ring in counts of distribution after from APD came to Florala Bedsole added that Mar- I m hoping I can get Larry to that Lake Jackson trailFlorala. Thanks to their ef- he allegedly sold both marl- and purchased drugs from shall had an extensive ii when it cools off and the leaves begin to change colors• forts, five alleged drug deal- juana and cocaine to an un- five adults, two of whom are criminal history and is well I need to lose 13 pounds. Walking will help. era are behind bars and ef- dercover Andalusia Police in jail and warrants have known by officers at the Our daughter, Sherry Strickland s doctor put her on ::i: a diet and she lost 10 pounds the first two weeks. Her !i forts are underway to locate of ,cer. Marshall s arrestbeen issued for the other three more. Came from a joint effort be- two. Jucora Thomas, age 25, see DRUGS page 2 !: doctor was thrilled. He probably wasn t use to getting FI0rala 0Hicl r arrest6d/fil Dd f0[ und6 g6 drinking such great response from all his patients. Basically, !:i she is cutting down carbs. I want to lose twenty pounds i!: but I'm not nearly as determined as Sherry. I think I'll by Jan Allred Florala Police Departmentdone a great job prith the gun issued by the FPD and have better luck when it gets cooler. These big glasses i! of sweet iced tea are soooo good these hot days. i Florala Police Chief Son- who was intoxicated and at- department. However, Bed-the information he received ny Bedsole said a Floralatempting to pick fights. He sole said she made some bad said she was trying to start I TOLD YOU LAST WEEK about our Aunt Libby? police officer was fired on said he made contact withpersonal decisions. "Law en- fights so he took immediate July 5 for underage drink- Motley at a residence in Flo- forcement officers are held action to ensure the public Kimbro falling and injuring her back. She has im- ing. proved enough so that Dr..Vishawana,th has moved According to Be,,dsole, Of- rala and she admittedto con- to a higher standard and my Was not in danger. her to Florala Health & Rehab. You don t know how to suming alcoholic beverages, job is to enforce the law re- " Bedsole was saddened fleer Pandora "PJ Motley, Bedsole said he arrested her ga,rdless of who is breaking by the situation saying that appreciate that wonderful facility until you need it. It age 19, had b en employed for minor in consumption it, Bedsole said: 'We willMotley was a good officer is a great place to recuperate from injuries. Libby is doing much better with their professional with the Florala Police De- and transported her. to the enforce the law and she isand could have had a bright partment (FPD) for severalFPD. She took a breatha- under-aged and was caught future with the department. expertise and she must be one of the best rooms in the months and was slated to lyzer test, which confirmed drinking so she was arrested :: facility. A short distance from her window is a beauti- attend the police academy,alcohol consumption, just like anybody else would Motley was booked into : ful green pasture with gorgeous horses grazing. One Bedsole said that on July Motley was not on duty have been." the Covington County Jail afternoon when I "was visiting Libby, a truck came 4 about 1:15 a.m., he began at the time of the incident Bedsole said another con- under a $3,000 bond. She driving down the road leading into the pasture and all the horses followed the truck further into the woods, receiving complaints aboutaccording to Bedsole and cern for him was that Mot-made bond and was re- I m sure the driver had special treats for them. a female officer with the up until this point, she had ley.was drinking and had aleased. Libby was really missing a high back chair she al- ways sits in at home and asked the staff it if would be announces cl : possible for her to send after her special chair. Their answer was "Sure, ff you have someone to fetch it." Deborah C. Inabinett has announced she intends to seek and the citizens of this city have made a major step in the That was easy. Her nephew, Roddy Salter, from Brew- election to the Florala City Council District Three on Au- right direction in the betterment of our city. ton, has been a big help in getting her settled in at the gust 28. "During this term after being appointed I have tried to hospital and nursing facility and Larry has done allInabinett says, "I have proudly served you the citizens meet and fulfill all requests that have come to my attention : could to help. Those two boys went to Kinston and of district three and all citizens of Florala for a total of five and will contiue if elected in 2012. brought "Miss Libby" her chair. I've been a good sitter, years. "I look forward to contining to be your councilwoman for Barbara Alice (niece) and her husband, Jimmy Mad- "I feel during my last two years we as a governing body the next four years," concluded Inabinett. :: dox, of Brewton, have also chipped in to assist in any way they could. All together, the mission is being ac- • ...... complished - seeing to it that Libby is being cared for. "˘al She is the only one of her immediate family left. She never married, rather chose to stayat home to help her : parents, Jessie L. and Lee Etta Kimbro. IF ANY OF YOU along East Fifth Avenue and the mired Florala and Lake from Carver Jr. High School , Lake Road have seen a little dark grey tabby cat in the Jackson from traveling as the eighth grade valedic- neighborhood, please call me. It might be my special through to Et0wah, TN, torian. In 1953; she moved kitty, Brother Runt. Larry gave him the name because where her ninety-one year to New Jersey, completed he is or was so small for a grown cat. But he is special old mother still resides. Pat, high school and received a to me and I miss him. He has been missing a week or as she prefers to be called, B.S. degree in Chemistry more. I saw something smushed in the street across says that living in Florala is from the City College of the former Sadie Moon property. But, the city crew a dream Come true to both New York. scooped it up before I had a chance to examine it. her and Billy, an avid fish- Aftercohege, Lee was em- :: erman and familiar face at ployed as a chemist at Coty CAUTION!! I had a call from MoZelle Roberts this the Piggly Wiggly where he Cosmetics Company, and week who related an unreal snake story. She lives off is employed. The Carmicals worked 29 years for Exxon County Road 4 on Glen Chambers Road. A group of have three children and four Research & Engineering Co. friends were at her home preparing a float for a River- grandchildren .... Hazel Lee and Exxon Chemical Corn- boat Parade. While they were decorating the float, the ... Pat Carrnical Before she retired,-while pany. In 1999, after various see ROSE page 2 residing in Georgia, Pat Hazel Lee has announced assignments, including that Pat Carmical has an- worked in radiology and her intention to seek re- as aChemicalsContractNe- nounced her candidacy for was elected two consecutive election to the Florala City gotiator, Lee retired and re- Florala City Council Dis- terms to the city council in Council District I seat. turned to Florala, where she ' ' trict Four. Carmical and Ellijay. "I believe the best Lee was bornin Florala to now resides at 1419 Third TheFloralaNews [[IU[!l]]!J[[[[[[l[[ !! [[ [i her husband, Billy, moved possible way to say 'thankJames and Frances Bryant Street. She is a member of ]A55 Fifth Street to Florala seven years ago. you' to a community is to where she attended gram- the Sixth Avenue Mission- Florala, AL 36442 , The couple• had long ad- see CARMICAL page 2 mar school and graduated see LEE page 2