The American Rivers conservation group released their annual list of the most endangered rivers in the country with the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin taking the number one spot.
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From Michael DeVuyst
Fla. Dept. of Health In Calhoun & Liberty County
A raccoon a few miles west of Blountstown, has tested positive for rabies. This is Calhoun County’s second laboratory confirmed rabid animal of 2016. A raccoon tested positive last week north of Blountstown after an encounter with a dog.
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Apr. 11: Charles Jackson Holley, Jr. , no valid license, poss. of weapon by convicted felon
Apr. 12: Brittany N. Swain, child neglect
Apr. 13: Richard Wayne Hice, DWLSR; Nesha Lashon Ivory, VOP; Billy Joe Mears, out of county warrant; Terrell Joseph Ringler, VOP
Apr. 14: Crystal Nell Baisden, VOP
Apr. 15: Paul Joseph McClellan, violation of conditional release; Heather Marie Tweedy, VOP
Apr. 16: Cortney Dixon, DWLSR
Apr. 17: Willie B. Timmons, DWLSR habitual, failure to register motor vehicle, counterfeiting of license plates/validation stickers [Full Story »]
Florida Womble Halley, 87, of Panama City, passed on to her Heavenly home Thursday, April 14, 2016. She was born in Altha, Florida to parents Eddie and Cora Lee Womble.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Donald Halley, Sr.; parents, Eddie and Cora Lee Womble; daughter-in-law, Alma Halley; and her siblings, Lurene, Viola, Vergie, Robert, JB and Buddy.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Doris Weiler (Alan), Donald Halley, Jr. (Gracie), Larry Halley (Marie), Pat Stallings (Gerald), Cindy Holden (Gary) and Tony Halley; thirteen grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren.
Florida and husband Donald were the founding owners of H & S Truck Repair in Panama City. Until her illness, she was there every day greeting customers with her beautiful bright smile.
The family would like to give special acknowledgements to her loving caregivers, Peggy, Debra, Colleen, Tiara, Ramesha, Cynthia and Carol. Our deepest appreciation and thanks go to the staff of Emerald Coast Hospice for being so kind and loving to our mother.
Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, Rodney Stallings, Tim Stallings, Chad Weiler, Chris Holden, Wes Halley and Donnie Halley.
A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Monday, April 18, at Heritage Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, April 19, at the funeral home with Pastors Sammy and Sandi Stewart officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Those wishing to extend condolences may do so at www.heritagefhllc.com.
Nancy Sue Roberts, 36, of Blountstown, FL, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016, in Blountstown.
Nancy was born on June 17, 1979, in Blountstown to J.W. and Wanda (Weeks) Roberts. She had worked as a correctional officer and also as a sales person for Farmers Furniture. She had lived in Blountstown all of her life and attended Chipola Community Church in Altha, FL.
She is survived by her father, J.W. Roberts, of Blountstown; mother, Wanda Roberts, of Blountstown; daughter, Shelby Roberts, of Blountstown; brother, Allen Roberts, and wife, Tracy, of Blountstown; aunt, Dianne Danford, of Blountstown; two nieces, Alison Roberts and Amber Roberts; nephew, John Roberts; paternal grandmother, Nell Pullam, of Blountstown; step-grandfather, Odis Pullam, of Blountstown; close friend, Stephanie Harris, of Wewahitchka, FL; friend, Betty Corrina Ray, of Dothan, AL; and a host of other family and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 19, at 4:00 PM (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown with Reverend Rod Martin and Reverend Johnny Godwin officiating. Memorialization will be by cremation.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 19, from 3:00 PM until service time at 4:00 PM (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Shelby Roberts Education Fund at the Calhoun Liberty Employees Credit Union, 17394 NW Charlie Johns St., Blountstown, FL, 32424.
All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).
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