Lee Lee Brown has filed his letter of intent to run for county commissioner in district 1. He is running as a democrat and will go up against Fred D. Blankenship and Nathan Goodman in the democratic primary Aug. 14. The top vote getter will go up against the republican primary winner between Glenn A. Byler and Jerry Guilford, along with James Grover (NPA), in the general election Nov. 6.
Blountstown High School will present its spring production of GUYS AND DOLLS on Thursday and Friday, April 26th and 27th. Admission is $3 students and $5 adults. It will be performed in the new BHS Auditorium. Show time is 6:30 p.m. [Full Story »]
Apr. 9: Nellie Marks, petit theft; George Huie, non-support; Latasha Ivory, battery; James Stewart, aggravated assault with intent
Apr. 11: Terrence Walker, disorderly intoxication; Levar Algernon Johnson, grand theft over $300/under $5000; Gary Powell, sale of cocaine
Apr. 12: Gary Powell, violation of conditional release; Latasha Mathis, violation of state probation; Stephanie Nelson, DUI with property damage; Johnny Harold Hutton, failure to appear; Ronnie Allen Davis, Jr., violation of probation
Apr. 13: Charles Blackwell, petit theft; William Baggett, petit theft; Chuck Basford, worthless check; Crystee Raynor Williams, worthless checks
Apr. 15: Ross C. Anderson, Jr., battery
Apr. 16: Pearlie Hearns, VOP
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When a Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) investigator and a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) trooper began investigating suspicious activity at an Altha home over a year ago, they had no idea the kind of case they were about to crack. But after a little digging, it was clear they had stumbled upon a major drug ring with ties to a Mexican cartel. [Full Story »]
For the second year in a row, despite another multibillion budget shortfall, a surprisingly large number of member projects and other projects historically referred to as “turkeys” found their way into the FY 2012-13 state budget, including two from Calhoun and Liberty counties.
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Glenn A. Byler has filed his letter of intent to run for county commissioner in district 1. He is running as a Republican and will face Jerry Guilford in the primary Aug. 14. Nathan Goodman and Fred Blankenship will face off on the democratic ballot that same day. The winner of both the republican and democratic primary elections will go up against James Grover (NPA) in the general election Nov. 6.
Mr. Louis Edwin Strong, 96, of Blountstown, FL, went home to be with the Lord, Monday morning, April 16, 2012, in Blountstown.
Louis was born on April 12, 1916, in Hamden, Ohio, and had lived in Blountstown since 1976. He was a retired carpenter and a Veteran of WWII, serving in the United States Army.
Louis was preceded in death by his parents, Lee L. Strong and Florence B. Strong; his wives, Blanche L. (Turner) Strong and E. Darlene (Sharp) Strong; two sons, Karl W. Strong and David Strong, Sr.; one daughter, Judith L. Irish; his stepfather, Forrest B. Morgan; and two brothers, George C. Strong and Lee S. Strong.
His love of singing started in the 5th grade when he was picked to sing in the high school operetta called “Old King Cole” as one of the “Fiddlers Three.” He continued singing lead parts in operettas all thru high school. He played the French horn in the high school marching band and in the orchestra. He was very active in his church and loved singing. The first 32 years of his life, he was a member of the Church of Christ. For the next 30 years, he was a member and song director in the church of the Nazarene in Hillsdale, Michigan, Eustis, Florida, and Blountstown, Florida. He was a member of the Gulf Coast Community College-Community Chorus in 1987, 1988, and 1989.
Survivors include three sons, Louis E. Strong, Jr., Thomas W. Strong and John L. Strong, Sr.; three daughters, Delores L. Faircloth, Denise L. Horne and Patricia L. Davis; a stepdaughter, Carol L. Drews; and a stepson, Benjamin Dillon.
Memorial services will be held Friday, April 20, at 10 am (CDT) from the graveside at Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown with Reverend Don Henderson officiating.
All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).
Susie Hatcher Morris, 65, of Blountstown, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012.
Susie was born in Gadsden, Alabama, but lived most of her life in Bristol. She was a graduate of Blountstown High School and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University. She was a substitute teacher for Calhoun, Gulf, and Liberty County schools and also worked for several years for the Liberty County Public Library. She was very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Bristol and especially enjoyed working in the Genealogy Department of the library.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Hatcher; a son, Alan Hatcher; and her father, Haywood Henderson, and her mother, Tressie Naomi Henderson Clark.
She is survived by her husband, Julian Morris, of Grand Ridge; four sons, Mark Hatcher of White City, Larry Hatcher, Jr. and his wife, Deborah, of Wewahitchka, Timothy Hatcher of Kampala, Uganda, and Steven Hatcher of Panama City; a daughter, Melissa Amaya and her husband, Mario, of Bristol; ten grandchildren; brothers, Bill Henderson and his wife, Margaret, of Jacksonville and Lentz Henderson of and his wife, Geri, of Beverly Hills, Florida; and a sister, Rebecca Henderson, of Bristol.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. EDT, Friday, April 20, from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Aaron Holloway officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Bristol. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. CDT, Thursday, April 19, at Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (phone 674-5449). Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com.