Interviews are set for today (Friday, July 15) beginning at 1 p.m. for the top five candidates seeking the Blountstown City Manager position. The County Record will be sitting in on interviews and the public is welcome to attend. No questions and answers will be taken from the floor. Interviews are being held at the City's Angle Street Complex. Watch for an update later today.
Carson Elania Faircloth, 14, a native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2011, after a lengthy illness.
She was a student at Grand Ridge Middle School and attended RiverTown Community Church in Blountstown, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Nelson Trickey, and her paternal grandfather, Gene Faircloth.
Carson is survived by her father, Jeffery Faircloth, of Sneads; her mother, Paula T. Faircloth, of Quincy; two brothers, Brennan Faircloth and Maddox Faircloth, both of Sneads; one sister, Lauren Faircloth, of Sneads; maternal grandmother, Mary Trickey, of Altha; paternal grandmother, Edna Faircloth, of Sneads; and maternal great aunt, Janet Trickey Pooser, of Altha.
The service will be held Sunday, July 17, at 2 p.m. at Grand Ridge Middle School Gym in Grand Ridge. Burial will follow at Chipola Cemetery on Hwy. 71 in Altha. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at Lanier-Andler Funeral Home in Sneads. Flowers are being accepted or contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetic Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.
The Maxwell Football Club has announced its watch lists for the 17th annual Bednarik Award. Among those on the watch list for the Bednarik Award are Blountstown native, Ryan Baker, who plays linebacker for Louisiana State University.
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The Altha Varsity Cheerleaders have already started planning for the 2011-2012 Wildcat basketball season. The squad attended a UCA Summer Camp the first week of July. During camp, the cheerleaders learned cheers, chants, dances, stunts, and routines to excite the Altha Wildcat crowd!
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The County Record has learned that Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Philip Spaziante of Altha and Tamarah Rasmussen, a former Calhoun County Sheriff's Office dispatcher, have both been charged with domestic battery.
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Jed Hiers, the former president of C & L Bank of Bristol, has pled not guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and making false entries into the books and records of a federally-insured bank.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Rhew-Miller, Hiers was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge William C. Sherill, Jr. Wednesday afternoon and entered a not guilty plea.
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Do you know your neighbors? Is there a sexual offender or predator on your street?
A resource is available to help Florida residents be aware of any residents in their area who have been convicted of sex related crimes. The purpose is not to encourage anyone to engage in vigilante justice; these individuals have already been convicted and sentenced in a court of law. However, this resource has been provided to help you safeguard your children from someone who could possibly be tempted to re-offend.
Here is a step by step guide to checking out the sex offenders and predators in Calhoun and Liberty counties:
-Click this link to access the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s sexual offender and predator search page: http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/Search.jsp
-Select “Standard” under the “Offender search” section of the page
-Leaving the name and city blank, scroll down four spaces and select “Calhoun” for offender’s county of residence (or “Liberty” if you are checking offenders in Liberty County), then click “Search”
-As of today, there are five pages with 40 sexual offenders and two predators listed in Calhoun County and three pages with 24 offenders and three predators in Liberty County. Check the addresses to see who is in your area (or search by neighborhood from the main search page). Click “View flyer” under each offender to read specific charges and aliases, along with other details of the offender’s case.
Check out the July 13 print edition for some safety tips from FDLE to share with your children.