Today (Monday, July 16) is the last day to register to vote in time for the primary election. Stop by the Calhoun County Supervisor of Elections office in the basement of the courthouse today by 4 p.m. if you are not registered to vote.
A Clarksville man was arrested in Jackson County Tuesday on drug charges.
Earl Robert Blackwell II, 45, has been charged with trafficking in Hydrocodone and possession of prescription pills without a prescription.
According to the Marianna Police Department, Blackwell was pulled over on Milton Avenue at 9:42 p.m. Tuesday for having inoperable tag lights. Blackwell gave consent to a search of his vehicle with seven Hydrocodone tablets found in an ashtray.
Blackwell was booked into the Jackson County Correctional Facility.
July 2: Yolonder Scott, violation of probation; Kimberly Hall, violation of probation; Justin Pare, failure to appear; Steven Eaford, state violation of probation
July 3: Jimmy Tucker, failure to appear
July 6: Allen McCullough, exploitation of the elderly
July 7: Gary Gazzier, poss. Schedule III narcotic, possession of cocaine, attempt to manufacture meth; Jodi Willis, criminal mischief under $500, battery; Hilda Willis, battery
July 8: Tom Keys III, driving while license suspended or revoked; Christopher Todd, felony failure to appear, violation of driver’s license restriction; Danielle Gray, driving while license suspended or revoked [Full Story »]
Running far enough ahead of the field to truly experience "the loneliness of the long-distance runner," Stanley Linton won the inaugural Dead Lakes Gator 10K on the roads outside of Wewahitchka on Saturday morning, June 30. [Full Story »]
Mr. Johnny Charles Whitehead, 81, of Altha, Florida, passed away early Wednesday morning, July 4, 2012, at his home.
Mr. Whitehead was born in Jackson County, Florida, and had lived and worked in Altha all of his life. He served our country proudly during the Korean Conflict as an enlisted man with the United States Army. Mr. Whitehead was self-employed as a repairman. He was a member of the Altha Church of God in Altha, Florida, and was a member of the Gideon Society.
Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Lucille Varnum Whitehead, and one sister, Gladys Dennis.
He will be missed by his wife of 52 years, Alene Ray Whitehead, of Altha; two daughters, Debra Guyler and her husband, Steve, of Dunnellon, FL, and Charlene Yon and her husband, Anthony, of Altha; one sister, Mildred Edenfield of Altha; one aunt, Nettie John Deese, of Marianna; seven grandchildren, Sara and Vinny Milotta, Jennifer Goodson, Ashton and Richard Chancey, Brianna Yon, and Jay Yon; two great-grandchildren, Dominic Milotta and Cambreigh Chancey; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 7, at 10:00 (CDT) at the Altha Church of God in Altha with the Reverend Allan Nichols officiating. Interment will follow in the Chipola Cemetery in Altha. The family will receive friends Friday, July 6, at Altha Church of God from 6:00 until 8:00 pm (CDT).
All arrangements are under the direction of Mr. Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).
Attorney General Pam Bondi announced Friday that a licensed practical nurse at Florida State Hospital has been arrested and charged with one count of abuse of a disabled adult at the facility.
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The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) recently presented Calhoun County Commissioner Darrell McDougald with the Certified County Commissioner (CCC) designation following his completion of a comprehensive study program developed by the association.
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