Saturday, April 25, 2015


UPDATE: UF suspends frat over harassing wounded veterans

Laketown Wharf
The students were kicked out of Laketown Wharf the day after the incident.
HEATHER LEIPHART | News Herald Photographer | Twitter: @PCNH_Heather
Published: Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 11:46 AM.
GAINESVILLE — Already on a one-year probation for hazing, the Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) fraternity at the University of Florida has been suspended following reports its members yelled at and spit on wounded military veterans vacationing in Panama City Beach last weekend.
The fraternity has been charged with several offenses as part of the university’s formal investigation into “allegations of disturbing behavior toward veterans,” officials said in a news release issued late Friday afternoon.
The university has charged the fraternity with “causing physical or other harm, obscene behavior, public intoxication, theft and property damage.” ZBT is suspended from all activities pending the outcome of a complete investigation.
“I am personally offended and disappointed by the behavior that has been described to me,” said David Kratzer, a retired U.S. Army general and UF vice president of student affairs. “This is not representative of our students or of the university.”
Since the incident in Panama City Beach was reported, three students have been expelled from the fraternity, with a promise that more disciplinary action will be taken if the fraternity finds out others were responsible. The identities of the students were not released.


Because the fraternity is already on probation, it faces stiffer penalties if found to be in violation, including expulsion.
Veterans attending the biannual Warrior Beach Retreat at the Laketown Wharf Resort said frat members attending a spring social from both UF and Emory University on April 17 tore through the parking lot, ripping flags off veterans’ cars, insulted vets, spit on them, threw beer bottles off the balcony and were stopped short of urinating on a flag. Emory University officials said it appears no Emory students were involved in the abuse of veterans.
“I hope the university hands out the most severe discipline and makes an example of these spoiled, little boys,” combat veteran and Gainesville resident Burt Oliver said. “Is that how a frat makes good men?”
Media reports of the fraternity’s behavior toward the veterans have gone viral nationally, leading to threats to the frat that raised concerns for their members’ safety. University Police Department officers have been stationed at the frat house, UF President Kent Fuchs said Friday.
“There have been threats and I am concerned. I don’t want the bad behavior by some students to escalate into bad behavior by others,” Fuchs said.
Panama City Beach Police responded to a call April 17 but let resort management handle the situation. Management threw the students off the resort property the following day. No police report was filed.
After receiving emails from people who attended the retreat describing the acts, Fuchs sent an apology to Warrior Beach Retreat founder Linda Cope, promising a full investigation to determine what happened and whether disciplinary action will be taken.
This about half of the entire article at:  http://www.newsherald.com/news/zbt-expels-3-uf-members-over-mistreatment-of-disabled-vets-1.469347?tc=cr


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4/3/15

PCB bans beach drinking, extends 2 a.m. closing time year-round

PCB meeting
Meeting goers listen to the Panama City Beach City Council discuss ordinances to crack down on Spring Break.
PATTI BLAKE | News Herald Photographer | Twitter: @PattiBlakePJ
Published: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 03:56 PM.
PANAMA CITY BEACH — The Beach Council on Tuesday afternoon unanimously passed an emergency ordinance that bans drinking on the beach and parking lots through April 18.
In doing so, the council followed the action the Bay County Commission took earlier Tuesday.
The council previously had balked at banning drinking on the beach, thinking it might deter spring breakers from coming here. Business owners said they were disappointed by the decision Tuesday.
“It is very disheartening that we are doing what I think will eliminate the good people and penalize them as well as the bad actors,” said Julie Hilton, vice president of Hilton Inc.
Tho Bishop said banning alcohol on the beach will kill Spring Break and he urged the city to reconsider, saying the economic consequences of banning drinking on the beach “is going to be devastating.” He said it will result in more people having parties inside condos and more balcony falls.


“I’m concerned if we do away with alcohol on the beaches, we’re going to take away one of the biggest appeals we have here and destroy the tourist industry,” Bishop said.
The City Council went a step further than the County Commission did when it comes to alcohol sales times. The commission Tuesday morning agreed to extend until April 18 on an emergency basis an ordinance that scales back the time of alcohol sales during Spring Break from 4 a.m. to 2 a.m. The Beach Council, however, passed a motion that the 2 a.m. time would go into effect today and stay in effect indefinitely unless the council repealed the ordinance.
Council members decided to hold off on adopting another proposal adopted by the commission Tuesday morning to prohibit anyone under 21 from entering a licensed bar. County officials talked about only having this prohibition at bars that serve only liquor. But council members John Reichard and Rick Russell, as well as Mayor Gayle Oberst, said they didn’t have enough information to approve of this measure, questioning whether this might not allow people under 21 from entering bars where food is served, such as Applebee’s.

Note:  This is an extensive article with readers comments, too long to reproduce here, see this site for the entire text: http://www.newsherald.com/news/government/pcb-bans-beach-drinking-extends-2-a-m-closing-time-year-round-1.458512


‘Get back our beach’ City, county discuss more Spring Break laws

County/PCB meeting
The Panama City Beach City Council meets with the Bay County Commission on Thursday.
HEATHER LEIPHART | News Herald Photographer | Twitter: @PCNH_Heather
Published: Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 08:50 PM.
PANAMA CITY — A wide range of ideas to tone down Spring Break was discussed and debated Thursday afternoon during a rare joint meeting between the Bay County Commission and Panama City Beach City Council.
No laws were passed, but both boards discussed possibly adopting new ordinances in the future that dealt with:
  • Requiring house parties to get a permit and shutting them down if there are fire code or other problems;
  • Banning parking on the right of way in the tourist corridor and on lots in businesses that are closed;
  • Not allowing anyone under 21 from entering clubs;
  • Fining or shutting down “nuisance businesses”;
  • Requiring anyone promoting a special event on the Internet to get a special permit;
  • Better regulating scooter rental businesses to improve safety.
Thursday’s meeting comes two days after the County Commission and City Council approved emergency ordinances banning drinking on the sandy beach through April 18 following a Spring Break house party last Saturday where seven people were shot. The city and county also approved ordinances prohibiting sale of alcohol after 2 a.m., and the county took action to prohibit people under 21 from entering bars through April 18, a measure the city rejected.
The meeting was designed as an assessment of where the city and county are at in regaining control of Spring Break and what else might be done. The meeting room at the Bay County Government Building was crowded with residents, but public comments were not taken during the workshop.
Councilman Rick Russell said he would prefer that the city back off of its emergency ordinance that requires bars to stop selling alcohol at 2 a.m. instead of 4 a.m. a year-round law, as he’s heard from people in the service industry who are upset about making that a year-round law. The county’s new last-call law ends April 18, but the city’s is year-round for now.

Note:  This is an extensive article with readers comments, too long to reproduce here, see this site for the entire text:  http://www.newsherald.com/news/government/get-back-our-beach-city-county-discuss-more-spring-break-laws-1.459576?page=0

Friday, April 3, 2015




So is this Blog 'OPEN' or is it 'CLOSED'?

Neither is entirely correct. 

This blog goes back to 2007 when I purchased here, but I sold my condo in January 2013 and of course my interest level has dropped considerably.

Still there is quite a lot of information here that is of value to Owners, Renters or those considering a purchase, so the blog will remain so all can access the info, it just won't be added to very often.

Bill Harris
computer201@hotmail.com

Saturday, March 28, 2015


WELCOME TO SPRING BREAK IN P.C.B.!

 7 shot at PCB Spring Break house party

McKeithen
Sheriff Frank McKeithen addresses the media Saturday with details on the early morning shooting at a Panama City Beach house party.
HEATHER LEIPHART | News Herald Photographer | Twitter: @PCNH_Heather
Published: Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 08:18 PM.
PANAMA CITY BEACH — Seven people were wounded, several critically, in a shooting at a Spring Break house party early Saturday.
David Jamichael Daniels, 22, of Mobile, Ala., has been charged with seven counts of attempted murder and was in the Bay County Jail awaiting first appearance. Daniels was out on bond for drug possession in Alabama when the shooting occurred, McKeithen said at the press conference.
The shooting occurred at 5312 Thomas Drive on the east end of the street shortly before 1 a.m., according to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office.
“Three victims were found in the home, one in front of the house, one in the median of Thomas Drive, and two across the street from the home,” according to a news release issued later Saturday morning.
“It was a house party and there were a large number of people there,” Sheriff Frank McKeithen said.
Investigators still did not have a motive for the shooting Saturday afternoon.
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3/27/15

701 Listed for Sale at $95,000

This is the old Jarrett condo, original purchase price was $163,100 on 2/16/07. It was subsequently taken over by the Condo Assn for back dues but reverted to Nationstar Mortgage 9/29/14 as the original lien holder and it is now put on the market for $95,000 which is a reasonable price for a 3/2 and it will probably sell close to this price. 

My own condo also a ground floor in this building went for $93,000 2 years ago. 

Residential - CND
MLS#: 630109 List Price: $95,000
Status: Active Last Change: 03/25/2015 ApproxSF/Src: 1,195/PROP.APP.SITE
Address: 701 LIGHTHOUSE RD, #701  $/  Sqft: $79.50
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL Total Rooms: Bedrooms:3
Zip: 32407 Baths Full/Half: 2/0
Con Docs: Ownership/Sale Type: Auction
MainArea: 03 BB-Bay County-Beach Stories: 1
SubArea: 0307 - Beach E of Hwy 79 YearBuilt: 2006
Subdiv: NAUTILUS COVE CONDO OccStat: Vacant
ParcelID: 40000-100-074  
ElemSch: Breakfast Point   Middle: Surfside High: Arnold
Dir: From Hathaway bridge going west on Hwy 98. Turn right into Nautilus Cove.   
Legal: NAUTILUS COVE CONDO PHASE 6 UNIT 701ORB 2890 P 1296 1ST FLOOR 3BR/2BA. 1195 SQ.FT.

This complex is located in the center of Panama City beach and is less than a mile from Pier Park. Some of the amenities include: Gated community, Resort style pool, exercise room, clubhouse, and playground. The interior of the unit includes: granite counter tops, and pantry. This condo is selling unfurnished. Buyer to verify all data and dimensions.

Room Type Lvl Dimnsns
Living Room 1 13x14
Dining Area 1 7x11
Kitchen 1 7x9 Pool:
Bedrm: Master 1 10x14
Bedrm: Additnl 1 10x10
Bedrm: Additnl 1 11x10   
Assoc Fee: $700 Quarterly
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NOTE: If you want info on any topic or unit ever mentioned onthis site put the term or 
number into the white search bar at the upper left of the page and the info will appear. 

For instance if you put in 701 the below article would show up 
along with a lot of other times the unit was mentioned:


Friday, June 22, 2012



BofA wants its unit 701 Back - Sues NCC

Nautilus Cove Condo has now been filed on in a Foreclosure action by the Bank of America who are attempting to take back #701 the condo that NCC recently acquired via our Foreclosure action against Jarrett.

You might recall that NCC had filed 12/12/11 for Foreclosure on the #701 Jarrett unit for unpaid association dues. The unit went through foreclosure, auction and we have just obtained a 'deed' on 6/21/12 to the unit.

Bank of America now moves to recover their unit from:
Jarrett (now gone), Unknown Tenants and Nautilus Cove Condo Assn.
(BOA took over from Countrywide and the original note on #701 was $166,426 on 2/22/07, now BOA wants the unit which we 'in theory' own)

This filing means more legal costs to us at NCC as BOA will take back the unit from us and whatever tenants we are renting to will be evicted.

At least in regard to the #701 unit this whole nonsense has proved to be a total waste of time on our part. To at least 'break even' on the matter we would have to have rented out the unit for 18 months, clearly this is unlikely.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

#405 Gets Default Judgment on Eviction Request

3/6/2015   DEFAULT FINAL JUDGMENT AS TO COUNT 1 - Recorded (OR.3680.1831 / 2015012875)  CASE CLOSED,  WRIT OF POSSESSION ISSUED


What are the developers rental units going for these days?

NAUTILUS COVE OFFICE HOURS:

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Tue
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Thu
Mon, Wed, Fri - Sun: Closed



NAMESTARTING AT *DEPOSIT *BED/BATHSQ. FEET **LAYOUT
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath$870  -  $895$4152 beds / 2 baths1020 Sq. Ft.Apply Now
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath$1020  -  $1150$4253 beds / 2 baths1211 Sq. Ft.Apply Now
4 Bedroom, 3 Bath$1095  -  $1285$4354 beds / 3 baths1485 Sq. Ft.Apply Now

Misc Info:  

1)  The Apartment Rating site has 22 reviews of this property, only 26% recommend the property.  See:   http://www.apartmentratings.com/fl/panama-city/nautilus-cove-condominium_850235100932407/

2)  There are always a large number of NCC condos listed at Craigslist, take a look at:  Craigslist has a lot of info on rentals at NCC, 29 post I think, you can see them at: 
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#405 Evection Pending

15000455CC - WILTSHIRE, DAVID vs. JONES SHIRLEY, DAYNA D
Judge: WELCH, THOMAS F
Case Number:  15000455CC   Clerk File Date:  2/23/2015
Court Type:  County Civil
Uniform Case Number:  032015CC000455CCXXXX
Status Date:  2/23/2015    Case Type:  EVICTIONS 
DEFENDANT JONES SHIRLEY, DAYNA D
 PLAINTIFF WILTSHIRE, DAVID
 PLAINTIFF HOLTON, WILLIAM KELLEY
 CASE DOCKETS
DATE ENTRY
  2/23/2015 PAYMENT $205.00 RECEIPT #2015010706
  2/23/2015 SUMMONS ISSUED - DAYNA D. JONES-SHIRLEY - COUNT I & II
  2/23/2015 JUDGE WELCH, THOMAS F: ASSIGNED
  2/23/2015 COMPLAINT FILED
  2/23/2015 CASE TYPE : EVICTIONS
  2/23/2015 CLK TF/DOR SUMMONS SC ASSESSED $20.00
  2/23/2015 CASE FILED 02/23/2015 CASE NUMBER 15000455CC
  2/23/2015 TENANT EVICTION ASSESSED $185.00

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You have to be careful who you rent to, putting that name into County records shows:


 Case Details JONES SHIRLEY, DAYNA D DEFENDANT  15000455CC  OPEN 
Expand  Case Details JONES SHIRLEY, DAYNA D (7/5/1977) DEFENDANT  14021537TR  CLOSED 
A22GMCE 
Expand  Case Details JONES, DANA DANEEN DEFENDANT  13000480CA  CLOSED 
Expand  Case Details JONES, DAYNA RINKS (Alias) DEFENDANT  13000480CA  CLOSED 
Expand  Case Details JONES SHIRLEY, DAYNA (Alias) DEFENDANT  13000480CA  CLOSED 
Expand  Case Details RINKS, DAYNA (Alias) DEFENDANT  13000480CA  CLOSED 
Expand  Case Details SHIRLEY, DAYNA (Alias) DEFENDANT  13000480CA  CLOSED 
Expand  Case Details JONES, SHIRLEY D DEFENDANT  02001314CA  CLOSED 
Expand  Case Details JONES SHIRLEY (Alias) DEFENDANT  02001314CA  CLOSED 
Expand  Case Details JONES, SHIRLEY D PLAINTIFF  86000869CA  CLOSED 
Expand  Case Details JONES SHIRLEY (Alias) PLAINTIFF  86000869CA  CLOSED