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Friday, June 25, 2010

Chipola Summer Session II Registration is June 24

Registration for Chipola College’s Summer Session II is Thursday, June 24, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classes begin Monday, June 28.  Late registration for Summer II will continue through noon on Tuesday, June 29.

Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Service Building or on-line at   Students must request a final high school transcript to be sent to Chipola as part of the application process. Students must also take the College Placement Test unless otherwise qualified by ACT or SAT scores.

Federal financial aid may be available to qualifying students. For information and assistance call 850-718-2293. Students may also apply for scholarships through the Chipola Foundation. For deadline information and assistance call 850-718-2445.

New students planning to enroll at Chipola this Fall, may want to register for a Summer Orientation class.  Students must be cleared for admission for the Fall Term by June 30 in order to register. The Summer Orientation courses will be offered in the day or evening on the dates of July 19-22 and July 26. New students who take either of the orientation courses will be eligible to register early for Fall classes July 12-15. 

Chipola offers the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs. The college also offers Bachelor’s Degrees in Business, Nursing, Special Education, Elementary Education and Secondary and Middle School Education with majors in Math and Science.

For information, call 850-718-2284.

Daniel Jackson & Sydney Stone Elected FFA District Officers

June 17th, 2010 at the 82nd FFA State Convention in Orlando the following Jackson County FFA members were selected to serve as the 2010-2011 District II President & Secretary. Daniel Jackson – Malone was elected District II Secretary and Sydney Stone – Sneads was elected District II President. These two individuals work extremely well together on chapter events, Chipola Federation events and District II events as well. They are already planning a training workshop for all chapters in District II for the near future.

4-H Day Camps Provide Summer Fun to Local Youth

What do snakes, homemade ice-cream, and waterfalls have in common? All three were a part of the recent “Cloverbud Adventures” summer day camp organized by the Jackson County 4-H for youth ages 5-7.

On day one, day-campers visited Falling Waters State Park where they participated in a nature walk with a park ranger and learned about plants and animals that live in the park, how prescribed burning keeps forests healthy, and about the geological features of the falls and sinks. That afternoon day-campers made several crafts, played lots of fun games, and made ice-cream.

The second day of camp included a trip to the Tallahassee Museum. While at the museum, the day-campers saw dozens of indigenous wildlife during the zoo tour, visited the old 19th century farm houses, and learned about reptiles during a program provided by the museum staff.

“Participating in 4-H day camps is a great opportunity for youth to stay active and learn during the summer, as well as make new friends and have lots of fun,” said Jackson County 4-H Agent Ben Knowles. “We will host two more day camps this summer: Food, Fun & Fitness and Environmental Explorations day camps.”

The Environmental Explorations day camp is currently full, but space is still available for the Food, Fun, and Fitness day camp June 29 – July 1, for youth ages 8-18. Cost is $20.00. This camp will focus on teaching youth how to make healthy food choices and fun ways to increase their fitness levels. Campers will learn to make several healthy snacks and participate in fitness classes led by local fitness instructors. To register, contact the Jackson County Extension Office at 1-850-482-9620.

The 4-H Food, Fun, and Fitness day camp is open to all youth, ages 8-18, regardless of gender, race, color, ethnicity, nationality, creed, or disability. Persons with disabilities should contact the 4-H office at least 10 working days before the event so that proper consideration can be given to their request. 4-H is the youth development program of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service and the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Voluntary PreK Registration for Jackson County Schools

Voluntary PreK (VPK) Registration for the upcoming 2010-2011 school year will be June 28th beginning at 8:00 a.m. Registration will be held at the Early Childhood Programs Office in Marianna located at 2950 Cherokee Street in front of Riverside Elementary School.

Applicants must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2010 and a Florida resident. VPK is not based on income. The VPK day consists of three hours per day at no charge. Families are given the opportunity to extend the day (equal to a regular school day) for a nominal fee.

All applicants must obtain a VPK Certificate of Eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition located at the One Stop Career Center in Marianna. For more information call 482-9140.

Parents need to bring the following to registration:

● VPK Certificate of Eligibility (no student will be registered without certificate)

● Child’s birth certificate and social security card

VPK will be at the following school sites: Jackson County Early Childhood Center, Cottondale Elementary, Graceville Elementary, Malone School and Grand Ridge School. The Early Childhood Programs at Sneads Elementary will be served on the campus of Grand Ridge School.

VPK spaces are limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, please call the Early Childhood Programs Office at 482-1266.

Escaping Extra Air Line Fees For Baggage

More Travelers Lightening Their Load by Shipping Luggage at the UPS Store

With many airlines raising fees for checked bags and limiting carry-ons, travelers are looking at alternatives for a more convenient, cost-effective way to get their luggage to its destination. The UPS Store® located at 4415-C Constitution Lane, Marianna, Florida, is helping to ease travelers’ burdens by shipping their luggage ahead.

In addition, The UPS Store has certified packing experts who specialize in packing odd, oversized items, such as skis, golf clubs and fishing poles - items travelers would prefer to have waiting at their destination rather than lugging them around an airport.

“Travelers can potentially save time and money by shipping their luggage at The UPS Store, which also lessens the hassle of dealing with luggage at the airport,” said Judy Williams, The UPS Store franchisee/owner.

One of the many frustrations that travelers deal with is lost or misplaced luggage. The UPS Store offers a variety of shipping options that allow travelers to track their luggage to its final destination, such as UPS Next Day Air®, UPS 2nd Day Air®, UPS 3 Day SelectSM, and UPS Ground.

Williams suggests the following tips when shipping luggage:

● A new option is to forego the suitcase and place items directly in a luggage box. This can minimize the chances of having to pay oversize or overweight charges. Take advantage of our return shipment service and our luggage shipping convenience pack which includes packaging tape, box cutter, plastic bags and a return label pouch so you can use the luggage box on your return trip.

● Our luggage boxes come in two convenient sizes: 22” x 14” x 9” with a 55 lb. max weight capacity, and 26” x 16” x 12” with an 85 lb. max weight capacity. In fact, these sturdy, heavy-duty cardboard luggage boxes can be used over and over, and they make great storage containers when you’re not traveling.

● If using your own luggage, put it in a box. Doing this will help protect the luggage as well as provide a suitable surface for the shipping label. It will also help avoid additional handling charges.

● Put an additional address label inside the luggage or package in case the outside label is damaged or lost.

● By using a shipping option like UPS, you can track your luggage all the way to its destination via cell phones, PDAs or other web-enabled wireless devices.

● Visit to use the online cost calculator to research the best rate and most economical shipping option. Planning ahead allows you to choose a less expensive shipping option like UPS Ground.

● Because of the duties and taxes associated with international shipments, The UPS Store does not recommend shipping luggage internationally.

● Due to restrictions, The UPS Store cannot ship hazardous materials, including: colognes and perfumes, aerosol sprays, nail polish, and cigarette lighters via air.

“Since airlines started charging checked baggage fees, we have seen an increase in travelers shipping their luggage ahead,” said Williams. “So, if travelers have any questions or concerns, they should give us a call at 850-526-4877. We’re here to help make their travels as worry-free as possible.”

In addition to domestic and international shipping, The UPS Store offers full-service packaging; digital and online printing; black-and-white and color copies; document creation, finishing (comb, coil, and perfect binding, laminating, etc.); printing services (business cards, letterhead, rubber stamps, etc.); greeting cards; name badges; fax; notary; custom crating and shipping for large items (furniture, artwork, motorcycles, etc.); mailbox and postal services; packaging supplies; and much, much more.

The store is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, open Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm, and closed on Sunday. Come by anytime to discover the many ways we can help make your life less stressful, and remember there’s no extra charge for the warm greeting and friendly smile from our staff. We are here to provide “world-class customer service” every time you stop in.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Celebration of National Garden Week

In observance and celebration of National Garden Week, June 6th thru June 12th, the Marianna Garden Club presented Peace Lily plants to local banks in the city of Marianna. Club members delivered the plants on June 7th to the following: Kevin Griffen, Vice President – Bank of Bonifay; Thomas Wilder, President – Bank of Jackson County; Nina Goodson, Vice President – First Capital; Rhonda Smith, Branch Manager – Hancock Bank; Robin Kelley, Vice President/Branch Manager – Regions; Trey Pleas, Branch Manager – Suntrust; Robert Jackson, President – Peoples South; and Vicky Beauchamp, Branch Manager – Wachovia.

Dino’s Ribbon Cutting

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Dino’s Italian Cafe` & Sports Bar on Wednesday, June 2, 2010. Chef Kassidy Streetman is shown officially cutting the ribbon. The ribbon cutting was followed by an open house with delicious samples of some of Chef Kassidy’s pizzas, lasagna, spaghetti, sandwiches, and salads. New owners Jamie & Sandy Streetman invite everyone to stop by for lunch or dinner at Dino’s, 4434 Lafayette Street, downtown Marianna, or give them a call at 526-7776 to arrange your special group event.

Kent Named People Student Ambassador

Allison Lynn Kent, daughter of Brian and Rhonda Kent of Fayetteville, N.C., has been selected as a People to People Student Ambassador. She will be touring several countries along with 30 other student ambassadors. As a student ambassador, Allison will join the effort to bring the world together through education and friendship, while venturing beyond overseas, representing the United States to the rest of the world. Allison was nominated and chosen out of a group of approximately 100 students. She is the granddaughter of Rev. James and Lynn Gosnell of Grand Ridge, and Gene and Marsha Kent of Marianna.

Jackson Blue Springs Basin Posters Available

In June, a poster idea initiated by the Jackson Blue Springs Working group, was unveiled.

The informational poster was created with help from the Northwest Florida Water Management district, with photographs by Patrick Casey, text and design by Faith Eidse, and map by Kevin Defosset.

Chipola’s Dr. Santine Cuccio, says, “The purpose of the poster is to educate the community; and define and preserve the Blue Spring Basin. It will appear in offices, libraries, lobbies, schools, and other public places. The poster will be placed in approximately 100 public places.”

Lois Jones, a volunteer with the Florida Caverns State Park, recently used the poster to promote an outdoor worship service at Blue Springs for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. The posters will be displayed at local businesses, local historical society, government offices, in a subdivision with septic tanks, and in school classrooms.

Dr. Cuccio said, “The message of each poster will bear fruit as people match their care of the land with love of the waters from Jackson Blue Spring.” Chipola professor Alan Tidwell directs the Blue Springs Working Group.

Posters can be obtained from: Northwest Florida Water Management District

81 Water Management Drive, Havana Florida, 32333, or by phoning: 850-539-5999.

Youth Arrested On Drug Charges

On Sunday, June 13, officers from the Marianna Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a 2005 Kia passenger vehicle driven by Richard Smith, Jr., age 17, for careless driving. The juvenile driver was found not to have a valid driver’s license.

During the course of the traffic stop 33.5 grams of marijuana was located inside of the vehicle. As a result Smith was placed under arrest and was later released to his guardian at the request of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

CHARGES: Possession of more than 20 grams of Cannabis, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, No Valid Drivers License

Local Gun Show Expected to Draw Crowd

The Great American Gun Show will be held at the Jackson County AG Center at 3631 Hwy 90 Marianna, Florida this weekend.

The admission is $6.00, with children under 12 admitted free. All children under 18 must be accompanied by an Adult. The hours of operation are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday and 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. Two Concealed Carry Permit Classes will be held each day at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

  The Great American Gun Show will be supporting the educational efforts of the National Rifle Association (NRA) during each gun show they promote. All patrons who join the NRA at the Gun Show will be admitted free of charge.

 Vendors from all over the region including Florida, Alabama and Georgia will be offering their collections. Private sellers are also welcome to bring their firearm(s) to sell or trade. Those wanting additional information can visit our website at

The Business of Girl Scout Cookies

Every year from January to March the streets are buzzing with Girl Scouts and their cookies. We all have our favorites from Thin Mints to Tagalongs and Samoas; and each year we line up to get cookies at our local cookie booth.

What most people do not know about the Girl Scout Cookies program is that, it is just that: a program run by girls for girls. It turns them into young entrepreneurs. The girls are setting goals, managing money, and working as a team to achieve an overall goal. Each year girls have to create new and innovative ways to help promote their troops cookie sale, aside from traditional cookie booths and door – to – door sales. In fact, the Girl Scout Cookie program produces more female business owners than universities.

In a recent New York Times interview, Barbara J. Krumsiek, chief executive and chairwoman of the Calvert Group Ltd., credits selling Girl Scout Cookies as one of her early business experiences.

“I always vied for the top selling awards,” said Krumsiek. “I remember having a troop leader have confidence in me that I could go off and lead a group of girls to start the campfire or whatever.”

The Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle, which covers the nineteen counties of the Florida Panhandle, had ten girls sell over 2,000 boxes of cookies this year. Their motivation: a new net-book computer. The top seller, Julia Filloon, from troop 292 in Tallahassee, FL sold 3,039 boxes; a new personal record for the 8th grader. Julia was not the only top 10 seller in her troop. Dakota Putnal was 5th in the overall sales, selling 2, 030 boxes. Both credit their success to each other and determination to achieve their goal.

“Julia’s goal was to win the computer, and so was mine,” said Putnal. “We were in this together.”

Both girls were overjoyed when awarded their computers, saying that it will come in handy going into the 9th grade.

The ten top sellers include: Shelby Faul from troop 349 in Tallahassee sold 2,068 boxes; Hannah Noles from troop 178 in Madison sold 2,061 boxes; Sha’Asia Williams of troop 558 in Marianna sold 2,120 boxes; Amelia MacMongal from troop 181 in Panama City sold 2,010 boxes; Tori Meeks from troop 181 in Panama City sold 2,002 boxes; Toni Jones from troop 592 in Panama City sold 2,001 boxes; Taylor Warren from troop 592 in Panama City sold 2,001 boxes; and Cheyenne Dugas from troop 1500 in Ft. Walton Beach in sold 2,000 boxes of cookies.

“The accomplishments of these girls demonstrates how the Girl Scout Cookie Program creates savvy business women of the future,” said Raslean M. Allen, CEO of the Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle. “It was my honor to award these girls a net-book computer for their strong commitment to Girl Scouting.”

The Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle invites girls from kindergarten to twelfth grade, to join the adventure and empower themselves through courage, confidence and character, to make the world a better place. Currently, the council serves 7,150 girls and 2,400 volunteers across 19 counties of the Florida Panhandle. To volunteer or join Girl Scouts, contact the local council office at 1-800-876-9704 or visit

Sandra Gassaway Winner of Partners for Pets Quilt Raffle

Sandra Gassaway of Marianna was the winner of the Partners for Pets Quilt Raffle that was held recently. This king-sized quilt was made by Ruth Barber of Sneads, and ticket sales exceeded $900.00. Thanks to everyone that participated and made this raffle such a great success.

Supervisor Of Elections Addresses Marianna Optimist

Jackson County Supervisor of Elections, Sylvia Stephens, recently spoke to the Marianna Optimist Club about consolidation of polling places, trends in voter registration changes, and other election issues. Shown above are Marianna Optimist Club Acting Programs Director - Jim Cowart, Supervisor of Elections - Sylvia Stephens, and Club President - Stan Hascher.

Microtel Donates a Better Nights Rest

Microtel donates queen mattresses and TV’s to Jackson County Habitat for Humanity! The gently used items will be sold at the thrift store in an effort to raise money for the construction of house #46 in July. Pictured are Eric Anderson, Habitat Vice-President, Lisa Goff, General Manager of Microtel, with Matt and James, Habitat volunteers.

Woodmen Of The World Donates To 144th Celebration

JoAnn Truette, local Field Representive with Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society, is shown presenting a $500 check to Mr. Art Kimbrough, Chamber of Commerce President & CEO.

Woodmen is donating to the cost of the Welcome Home Celebration for the 144th Guard Unit. Woodmen challenges other organizations to do the same. Woodmen is also donating 600 hand held flags to be handed out the day of the Parade.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Enroll Now for Chipola Summer Session II

Registration for Chipola College’s Summer Session II is June 24. Classes begin June 28.
Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Service Building or on-line at
Students must request a final high school transcript to be sent to Chipola as part of the application process. Students must also take the College Placement Test unless otherwise qualified by ACT or SAT scores.
Federal financial aid may be available to qualifying students. For information and assistance call 850-718-2293. Students may also apply for scholarships through the Chipola Foundation. For deadline information and assistance call 850-718-2445.
Chipola is offering condensed Orientation classes for new students this summer. The courses will be offered in the day or evening on the dates of July 19-22 and July 26. New students who take the Summer Orientation class are eligible to register early for Fall classes July 12-15. Students must be cleared for admission for the Fall Term by June 30 in order to register.
Chipola offers the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs. The college also offers Bachelor’s Degrees in Business, Nursing, Special Education, Elementary Education and Secondary and Middle School Education with majors in Math and Science.
For information, call 850-718-2284.

MHS Student Government Participates in Relay for Life

On May 21st, Marianna High School’s Student Government was released from school to participate in the Annual Relay for Life, held at the Citizen’s Lodge. Sponsor, Debbie Dryden, said that SGA has been a big part of Relay for the 7 years that she has been in charge, as well as many years prior. This year, Student Government had a total of 34 members that participated, and 13 stayed all night long. Throughout the night, SGA made sure they had at least two members walking the track at all times.
MHS SGA students were on hand to assist the American Cancer Society on the day of Relay by filling and placing all of the luminaria bags, as well as placing all of the track markers around the track.  Elizabeth Mathis, SGA Executive President was part of the entertainment line-up where she performed several vocal selections during the 10:00 PM hour. Hopkins Pontiac GMC graciously provided the tent for the overnight event, Mr. Dryden (Circle D) grilled hamburgers for the students, and Mr. Bontrager (Bontrager Chiropractic) cooked up a delicious breakfast that was served at 7:00 AM.
SGA had been fundraising for this event since they returned to school after Christmas Holidays. They did after school pizza sells, also sponsored a Kick Butt Spring Fling for their school. Along with those fundraisers, each individual SGA member was required to raise a certain amount. This year a total of $2,635 was raised, which is down, compared to the $4,000 they have been used to raising in the past.
All members had a great time, as usual and look forward to continuing their participation in next year’s Relay.

City Employees Donate to “Relay for Life”

City Employees Donate to “Relay for Life”
By Sid Riley
At Tuesday’s City Commission meeting  Marianna employees presented a check of $2680 to representatives from the “Relay for Life” event.  These monies were raised by employees of the City of Marianna through fund raising events and participation in the actual overnight relay which was held at Citizens Lodge Park.

Traffic Stop - From Speeding to Crack

On Tuesday, June 8, 2010 the K-9 unit of the Marianna Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a 2001 Honda passenger vehicle for excessive speed on Jefferson St.  Contact was made with the driver (Joseph Howard Morton).  It was discovered that Morton’s driver’s license were suspended for numerous reasons.  During the course of the traffic stop it was discovered that Morton was in possession of crack cocaine.  He was arrested and will await first appearance at the Jackson County Correctional Facility.

Sexual Battery at the Wash House

On Tuesday, June 8, 2010 Officers with the Marianna Police Department responded to a sexual battery that occurred at the Wash House located at 2898 Orange Street, Marianna, FL.  The suspect, Eddie Mack Caldwell, was identified by the victim in a six man line up and a warrant for Caldwell’s arrest was issued.  A short time later, Eddie Caldwell was arrested and is being charged with sexual battery upon a disabled person. Mr. Caldwell is also listed on the Florida Department Of Law Enforcement’s website as a sexual predator.  Mr. Caldwell is being housed at Jackson County Correctional Facility where he will await first appearance.  

Two Wal Mart Pharmacy Employees Arrested For Theft of Drugs

On Thursday June 3rd, the Jackson County Drug Task Force conducted an investigation into the Trafficking of Hydrocodone pills at the Wal-Mart Pharmacy in Marianna, Florida.  During the investigation, officers found that over ten thousand generic Hydrocodone pills have been stolen from the Wal-Mart Pharmacy within the last several months by Tresha Davis, an employee in the department.  Several hundred Lortab tablets containing Hydrocodone had also been taken.  Investigators found that Tresha had been stealing approx. two hundred Hydrocodone 10/500 pills from the Wal-Mart Pharmacy and had been doing so at least once a week since the beginning of March.
During the investigation, Investigators found that a co-worker, Priscilla Noble, had assisted Tresha in the theft and that the pills were taken to Priscilla’s residence on Sunset Drive in Marianna to sell.  Investigators found that Tresha was paid two hundred dollars as payment for the pills each time she removed them from the Pharmacy.  Investigators also found that Priscilla was being paid one hundred dollars for her part of the theft each time it occurred.  It was discovered that the pills were sold to a third party at Priscilla’s residence.
Both Tresha Davis and Priscilla Noble were arrested and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, Hydrocodone, and Grand Theft.  Both Davis and Noble were taken to the Jackson County Jail.  This case is still under investigation and additional arrests are expected.
The Jackson County Drug Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional task force that is a combined effort of the Graceville Police Department, Cottondale Police Department, Marianna Police Department, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

Home On Willow Pond Road is Burglarized

On Tuesday, June 1, a residence on Willow Pond Road was burglarized with several items taken which were valued at over $700.00. An alert neighbor observed a black male walking from the residence and called the Sheriffs Office. The neighbor continued to watch the black male as he walked south along a wooded fence line until he was picked up on Thompson Road by a red Mustang.
When deputies arrived, with the neighbor’s help the stolen property was recovered from where it had been placed along the wooded fence line. Deputies were also able to identify the black male as Maurice James Curry, and the driver of the red Mustang as Michael Garyn Bryan.
On Thursday June 3, Curry turned himself into custody at the Sherriff’s Office and was subsequently transported to the Jackson County Correctional Facility. He was charged with Burglary of a Dwelling and Grand Theft.
On Friday, June 4th, Bryan was arrested without incident by sheriff deputies, and transported to the Jackson County Correctional Facility. Bryan was charged with being a Principal to Burglary of a Dwelling and Grand Theft. 

Graceville Police Find Meth Lab and Bomb Factory

In the early morning hours of Tuesday June 1, the Graceville Police Department was notified that an individual identified as Robert Shannon McCallister 29 years of age was at the Campbellton-Graceville Hospital with suspicious severe injuries to his hand. The Graceville Police Department responded and determined that the victim’s injuries occurred at his residence located at 5291 Cotton Street in Graceville, FL. Officers from the Graceville Police Department also determined that the victim’s injuries occurred from an apparent blast from an undetermined explosive device.
At the victims residence, officers found an undetonated explosive device and the chemicals and paraphernalia associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine. Investigators with Jackson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Bomb Disposal Unit from the Bay County Sheriff’s Office and officers from Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) also responded to the residence.
The remaining explosive device was removed and safely detonated by the bomb squad. The Jackson County Drug Task Force identified and collected the chemicals and byproducts from the meth lab. In addition to the explosive device and chemicals found officers collected several firearms. The victim is currently recovering from surgery associated with the explosive blast. Officers with Sheriff’s Office, ATF and FDLE are continuing to assist the Graceville Police Department with this investigation.

Last Defendant in Albert Delk Murder Pleads Guilty

Toriano Decoryell “Corey” Grant
pleads no contest.
By Sid Riley
During 2009 four area men committed a heinous act in Cottondale.  They beat 76 year old Albert Delk to death in the driveway of his home, as they robbed him.  The four who committed this terrible crime were “Corey” Grant, Joshua Pullum, Willie Lloyd III, and Kendrick Brown.  Grant was charged with 2nd degree murder and robbery with a deadly weapon, while the others were charged with robbery with a deadly weapon.  Pullum testified against his co-defendants for a reduced sentence. 
Brown has been sentenced to 30 years, Lloyd went to trial and was found guilty and awaits sentencing, Pullum has pled guilty under the agreement, and awaits sentencing, and Grant is also now awaiting sentencing.  Judge Bill Wright is the judge in the case, and Asst. State Attorney Shad Redmon is the prosecutor.