Tonight the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce will launch their new “Brush Up & Wine Down” series with a community reception and social. The new series offers hands-on art experiences in the casual setting of the gallery, led by local watercolor artist Anna Layton.
The reception and social will be held at the gallery and in the adjacent outdoor area tonight, May 25th, from 6 to 8 p.m. During the event, guests will have the opportunity to “brush up” on their art skills while enjoying music, refreshments, and socializing.
More information and sign up for upcoming “Brush Up” classes will be offered at the May kickoff event. The art experiences are ideal for a “girls night out”, baby showers, wedding showers, or even birthday parties!
Tickets for the kickoff event are $10 each for adults, $5 for children, and include the reception and art. Tickets can be purchased at Blountstown Drugs or at the event.
James Roy Willis of Blountstown, Florida, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at the age of 73.
James Roy was a native of Blountstown and was retired from Georgia Timberlands. He was former vice president of Ellis Bank of Blountstown, past president of the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce, past president of Blountstown Jaycees, and was active in various other organizations. He was a member of Blountstown First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Winnie Rae Willis; his parents, James Roy, Sr. and Fosteen (Spivey) Willis; and his sister, Oveda Taylor.
Survivors include Sandra Willis, his wife for 17 years, of Bristol, Florida; his sons, Greg Willis and his wife, Jina, of Bristol, Al Willis of Blountstown, and Mitch Willis and his wife, Heather, of Bristol; daughter, Tracy Wood and her husband, Joe, of Blountstown; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Juanita Powell of Port St. Joe, Florida, Lawanda Ross of Panama City, Florida, and Shirley Howell of Pensacola, Florida.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 p.m. EDT, Saturday, May 26, at Bristol Pentecostal Holiness Church with Reverend Coy Collins and Reverend Dustin Malphurs officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 25, at Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown.
In lieu of flowers memorials of remembrance may be made to Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center, 21754 SR 20 E., Blountstown, Florida 32424 or Covenant Hospice, 4440 Lafayette Street, Suite C, Marianna, Florida 32446.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (phone 674-5449). Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com.
May 14: Jerry Johnson, domestic battery by strangulation, child abuse; Darrell Summerlin, child support; Ruth Heath, failure to appear; Patti Wood, criminal mischief over $1000; Rocky Charles Clemmons, expired DL, poss. l/t 20 grams, drug paraphernalia, DWLSR over 6 months
May 16: Raymon Tucker, poss. l/t one gram crack cocaine; Cody Skipper, VOP, criminal mischief; Brandon Carpenter, VOP warrant; Angie Simmons, petit theft
May 17: Myles Brown, battery; Constance Amelia Jackson, aggravated assault with deadly weapon
May 18: Zachary Tyler Carpenter, DWLSR w/knowledge; Ronnie Taylor, child support; Joshua Williams, state VOP
May 19: Candido Hurtado-Solano, DUI, Juan Hurtado-Solano, DUI
May 20: Martin Fletcher Parrish, DUI; William Hunter, DUI
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Last week at BHS our teachers voted for eight seniors they believe are hard working and set great examples for their peers. We would like to congratulate the seniors that were elected. They will also be pictured in 2011/2012 yearbook. All eight of these students have high hopes and remarkable dreams for their futures.
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A Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) bridge maintenance crew will repair the north and south approach slabs of the Sweetwater Creek Bridge on State Road (S.R.) 71 three miles north of Wewahitchka, just inside Calhoun County. Work will take place Thursday, May 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. One lane of traffic will be maintained, flaggers will direct motorists through the work zone. Drivers are reminded to pay attention and use caution when driving through the work zone.
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Heavy fog was to blame for a crash this morning on Hwy. 69, just south of Blountstown High School. Marilyn Russell of Blountstown was behind the wheel of a Ford pickup and said the fog was so thick, she could not see the vehicle in front of her that was stopped in the road. Russell's truck rear-ended the car driven by Agnes Malone of Blountstown. Fortunately, no one was injured. The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office and EMS were both at the scene.
Pre-qualifying for candidates wishing to file by fee is underway this week at the Calhoun County Supervisor of Elections office. Actual qualifying is from noon June 4 through noon June 8. However, those wishing to run by paying the qualifying fee (as opposed to the petition method that ended May 7), may pre-qualify until June 4.
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Changes in FCAT scoring and unexpected lower grades in reading and writing led to an outcry from educators across the state last week. The Florida Department of Education (DOE) officials called an emergency meeting to address concerns.
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