The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for several counties in Northwest Florida, as well as Southeast Alabama. Included in the watch is Calhoun County. The watch is in effect until 5 p.m. CT. To see a full-color interactive weather radar and track this line of severe storms, click our "current weather" link above, then select the "Command View Interactive Weather Map" under the local information block. Use the "hand" tool on your computer to move the map around and zoom in or out to see the full line of storms.
The County Record has just received information that the IRS is currently experiencing federal tax refund processing delays that are affecting all tax preparation methods.
Anyone who has e-filed taxes or even mailed their tax return early may have initially been given an estimated refund date. That date has likely changed according to the IRS. The most up-to-date information is available through the IRS Get Refund Status tool. Make sure to wait 72 hours after your return is accepted by IRS to check your refund status.
At this time, the IRS expects to process refunds in 7-14 days from acceptance. Click this IRS link to check your updated refund date:
Another candidate has thrown his hat into the ring in Calhoun County politics. James "Junior" Grover has filed his letter of intent to seek the County Commissioner seat in district 1. The seat is currently held by Danny Ray Wise. Also announcing plans to run for this post is Jerry Guilford. No word yet on whether or not Wise is seeking re-election. Stay tuned!
Verdella Martin Carter, 67, of Blountstown, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2012, at her home.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday Janury 28, at 1 PM CST at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Blountstown with burial to follow in the St. John Cemetery. Viewing will be from 2 PM to 7 PM EST at Bradwell Mortuary in Quincy (850-627-3700).
She is survived by her brothers: Edward Martin and Troy Martin of Plainfield, NJ, Dallas J. Martin of Brooklyn, NY and Gregory Martin of Blountstown, FL; and her sisters: Willa Martin and Betty Hudson of Blountstown, FL, Mary C. Martin of Orange, NJ, Joyce Draper of Panama City, FL and Darlene Martin of North Carolina.
She was preceeded in death by her parents, George and Chris Anna Martin.
Jan. 16: Dorothy Lee Battles, VOP
Jan. 17: Tracy Hall, non-support; Robert Bland, state VOP
Jan. 18: Joe Williams, fraudulent use of credit card; Curtis D. Strickland, retail theft
Jan. 19: Fredrick Barfield, VOP
Jan. 20: James Parker, stalking; John Berry, domestic battery/child abuse
Jan. 21: Stephen Mathews, aggravated battery
Jan. 22: Justin Harold Mills, resisting arrest without violence, battery touch/strike, child abuse, criminal mischief [Full Story »]
Sources report the victim in this morning's incident on Myers Ann Street in Bristol passed away from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The name has not been released. Our prayers are with the loved ones of this person.
Details are sketchy, but The County Record has learned law enforcement officials and EMS are on the scene of a gunshot incident on Myers Ann Street in Bristol. No details on whether foul play is involved or the extent of injuries. There were four people in the home at the time and information appears that only one person has been shot. More details as they become available.