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NEWS Washington County Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 w w w. c h i p l e y p a p e r. c o m SALUTE TO HEROES Sept. 11 is a day to remember those who protect and serve. We salute and thank you! B1 50¢ Volume 90, Number 43 20/20 investigates former resident For the latest breaking news, visit CHIPLEYPAPER.COM IN BRIEF By RANDAL SEYLER Flea Across Florida this weekend CHIPLEY — Flea Across Florida, the longest yard sale in the state, will be coming through Washington and Holmes County this weekend, Sept. 13-15. The yard sale stretches from Live Oak for 272 miles along Highway 90, all the way to Pensacola. This year in Chipley the sales will be along Highway 90, and in the past the sales have also been along the highway in Holmes County. The public is invited to come out and shop along the highway in Washington and Holmes counties. arson in June 1997 and sentenced to 15 years’ probation, which ended in June 2012. “Sneaking Suspicions” Seitz’s relatives aired their Visit suspicions about Wohlschlaeger’s to read more about the involvement in her death on the 20/20 episode “Sneaking Suspicase and watch the 20/20 cions,” which aired nationally Friepisode. day, Sept. 6. The Washington County News with the death. contributed file stories and photos Wohlschlaeger was, however, to the 20/20 investigation. arrested in October 1995 by the Wohlschlaeger’s fifth wife, Seitz, Chipley Police Department in con- died in their Loxley, Ala., bedroom nection with the arson of his chiropractic office. He was convicted of See 20/20 A2 ON THE WEB 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT CHIPLEY — A chiropractor who was arrested for burning down his Chipley office in 1995 was the subject of a 20/20 investigation which SPECIAL TO THE NEWS aired Friday on the ABC network. Former Chipley chiropractor Dr. Michael Allan Wohlschlaeger Michael Wohlschlaeger, left, is is being accused of killing his fifth shown with his late wife Shirley wife, Shirley Seitz, by the woman’s Seitz on the ABC news program relatives. 20/20 on Friday. Seitz’s family There were no charges against is accusing Wohlschlaeger of Wohlschlaeger in Seitz’s death, nor murdering Seitz. was he ever arrested in connection Elementary School project ranked No. 1 Two-Toe Tom Yard Sale Graceville man sought on attempted murder charges From Staff Reports ESTO — The Town of Esto will be holding a Two-Toe Tom Festival fundraiser yard sale starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the John Clark Park in Esto. To rent inside space, 10 foot long and wide, with one table is $10 and outside space is $5 but one must bring own table. There will also be a bake sale. For more information or to reserve space call Darlene at 850-263-3201. RANDAL SEYLER | The News Greg Kelley of CRA Architects in Tallahassee congratulates the Washington County School Board on the state Special Facilities Construction Committee ranking the Kate Smith Elementary School construction project as the number one project, clearing the way for the new school to receive funding from the state. Facilities committee lists Chipley school as top priority By RANDAL SEYLER 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT Relay For Life meeting planned CHIPLEY — The Kate Smith Elementary School construction project received a top ranking in August from the Department of Education’s Special Facilities Construction Committee. The committee considered the district’s proposal to build a new elementary school and CHIPLEY — There will be at 2014 Holmes/ See BRIEFS A7 INDEX Arrests ..................................A3 Opinion .................................A4 Outdoors ...............................A8 Sports ...................................A9 Extra.....................................B1 Faith .....................................B4 Obituaries .........................B3, 5 Classifieds ..........................B6-7 Phone: 850-638-0212 Web site: Fax: 850-638-4601 ranked the project first of five other projects seeking funding, Superintendent Joe Taylor told the Washington County School Board on Monday. The project was ranked “number one” by the committee in Tallahassee, which means the new school is deemed a critical need project. Taylor and a few board members went to Tallahassee on Aug. 15 to present the project to the committee and returned feeling optimistic about their presentation. A letter from the DOE dated Aug. 21 states that “the committee voted to recommend the new Kate Smith Elementary School project for inclusion in the Commissioner’s Capital Outlay Budget for 2014-15.” The district’s work to get the See PROJECT A2 MARIANNA — A Graceville man is being sought on charges on attempted felony murder, grand theft motor vehicle and grand theft firearm, according to a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff ’s Office. The Jackson County Sheriff ’s Office received a call from the Washington County Sheriff ’s Office on Saturday, Sept. 7, reporting a possible stabbing at 4001 Highway 77, Graceville, according to the release. Officers were advised that the suspect, Wendel Seaman, had already fled the scene in a 1989 Chevrolet truck. At the scene, officer met with Lloyd Seaman and a witness. Officers noted a laceration to the back of Lloyd Seaman’s neck and summoned EMS. Wendel Seaman struck Lloyd Seaman in the back of the neck with a machete and bound his hands with duct tape. Wendel Seaman also threatened to kill Lloyd Seaman, according to the sheriff ’s office release. However Lloyd Seaman was able to flee from the residence, yelling for help. He See MURDER A2 Chipley Garden Club explores PCB Conservation Park Special to the News CHIPLEY — The first meeting of Chipley Garden Club’s 2013-14 club year was held Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Gulf Beach Garden Clubhouse in Panama City Beach. The meeting was hosted by club member Jane Brewer who also serves as President/Gulf Beach GC. Protecting and conserving our waters, cherished natural areas and wildlife are fundamental to a healthy and vibrant Florida. The guest speaker for the meeting was Panama City Beach Mayor Gayle Oberst. Major Oberst was very excited to share about the creation and development of Panama City Beach Conservation Park. She stated the park was developed from the desire to protect and balance natural resources while providing outdoor recreational opportunities. Mayor Oberst explained how millions of gallons of treated run-off and reclaimed water are piped daily into the park and distributed in an effort to re- turn the park to its native state 100 years ago. This water once went into the bay! Thousands of longleaf pines have been replanted into the green lands park which encompasses almost 3000 acres in Bay County and Panama City Beach and now boasts over 24 miles of unpaved wilderness trails and almost a mile wetland boardwalks. After luncheon the club was treated to a rangerSPECIAL TO THE NEWS guided walking tour of PCB Panama City Beach Mayor Gayle Oberst talks with Conservation Park and a See GARDEN A7 Chipley Garden Club about PCB’s Conservation Park. Connect with us 24/7 Get breaking news, videos, expanded stories, photo galleries, opinions and more... 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