During last week's meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Oglesby Plants International, of Altha for their commitment to providing opportunities to Florida families and having a long-lasting impact on the economy of their local communities.
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The fun continues in Calhoun and Liberty counties this weekend with more Christmas festivities on both sides of the river. Here’s the lowdown:
Jingle Bell Run, Thursday, December 12, starts at Blountstown Middle School. Registration is at 5 pm and the 5k run begins at 6 pm. More details on page 6.
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A beloved Calhoun County resident passed away Tuesday morning after reportedly having a heart attack, then crashing.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Paul Mattice, 56, owner of Paul's Wrecker Service, was behind the wheel of a 1999 Dodge Wrecker headed westbound on SR 20 just before 11:30 a.m. Sources say his passenger, Kenneth Hopkins, 21, was accompanying him on a wrecker call. Hopkins told authorities Mattice suffered a medical emergency, pulled onto the west shoulder, then continued in a westerly direction and entered the ditch. The front of the truck hit a telephone junction box.
Mattice was taken to Calhoun-Liberty Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Paul had a bright smile and kind word for everyone he encountered. We will miss seeing him in The County Record office. Our prayers are with his loved ones.
The County Record had already gone to press at the time of Mattice's passing. We will update his obituary information on our website as soon as it becomes available.