Franklin County Senior Center Update

The Concerned Citizens of the Franklin County Senior Center Council (CCFCSCC) met on Sept. 11, the date designated by the current by-laws of the Franklin County Sentior Center Council as the annual membership meeting at which voting members discussed activities they would like in the Carrabelle Senior Center building and nominated a 16 member board of directors.

CCFCSCC will hold another meeting on Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Carrabelle City Center on Gray Street to elect new board members. All seniors who are 50 years old and over and who are residents in Franklin County are eligible to vote for the new board members. For more information, call Susie Cooper 697-3765 or Hariett Beach 697-8571.


Adopt a cat free this month 

The Franklin County Humane Society is waiving the adoption fee for all cats over 6 months old for the month of September.  They are fully vetted, feline leukemia negative and spayed and neutered. 

These are gorgeous social cats that need a home of their own. 

Please share this information with friends and family and let's see how many cats will be adopted by the end of the month.

For information, call 670-8417.


Gulf-Franklin offers correctional officer training

A new correctional officer training program will be starting at the Gulf/Franklin Campus of Gulf Coast State College in Port St. Joe on Jan. 22, 2014. This program is designed to prepare students for the state officer certification exam. Individuals who pass this exam are eligible for employment in any state, county or privately run correctional facility in Florida.

The program, conducted using the new shorter curriculum and lasting about three months, will run from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily, Monday through Thursday. For more information, please call Brenda Burkett at 227-9670 ext. 5507 or email her at .

The application deadline for Pell Grants and financial aid is fast approaching, so please call today or come by the Gulf/Franklin Campus to pick up your application packet.


Personnel policy in effect October 1

At the Sept. 3 county meeting, Clerk of Courts Marcia Johnson said consulting attorney Lucy Turner of Carson and Adkins, has presented the final version of the Personnel Policy and Procedures Manual. Any changes from the workshop have been incorporated.  At Johnsonís request, commissioners voted unanimously to approve the new manual and put it into effect on Oct. 1.