What was going on in the county 30 years ago this week?
There were 400 fulltime residents on
The Apalachicola A&P store had just held their going out of business sale, with 30 percent off all packaged items except tobacco.
Hardee’s announced they would be open 24 hours a day from July 2 through 5 to accommodate holiday visitors for Independence Day.
The Seafood Reef west of
Future Citizens for the Week were Chris and Chasity Richards, ages 4 and 8 years old.
On the front page, the following story ran below the fold on Thursday, June 28. – By LOIS SWOBODA
Law officers ‘harvest’ weeds for burning
Local law enforcement officials discovered 600 marijuana plants last Wednesday during a raid on a field adjacent to the
The raid was made based on information supplied to Deputy Sheriff Archie Holton and Carrabelle Police Officer R.J. Brown. Five members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and Officer Brown participated in the raid.
The 600 plants were discovered on three acres of land near
The field was evidently a major operation. Lawmen discovered a specially muffled rototiller in the field. They also found fertilizer, lime bags, manmade watering holes, a shovel and a bucket. There was evidence that the plants had been watered and dusted earlier in the day.
Each plant would have been worth $1,000 when mature, according to Sheriff Jack Taylor, Jr. Each mature plant, when dried, would yield about one pound of marijuana. This one raid netted $600,000 worth of marijuana.
An additional 230 marijuana plants had been found in the City of
“We have found somewhere in the neighborhood of 1300 plants since April,”
The sheriff’s department had no suspects in the case as of Tuesday morning. The case is still under investigation.
Anyone who has information about marijuana plants being grown in