Linda Kay Burke Hodge of Hosford passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at the age of 63.
Linda lived in Hosford all of her life and was a caregiver for Resources for Human Development in Tallahassee.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her parents, Dale and Orean Bell Burke; and two brothers, Warren Burke and Conley Burke.
She is survived by sons, John Hodge of Tallahassee and Charles Hodge, Jr. and his wife, Melisa, of Bristol; a daughter, Brenda Kay Jordan, and her husband, Jason, of Hosford; six grandchildren, Troy, Dennis, Bryson, Taylor, Kelsey, and Nathan; two brothers, Earl Burke and Melvin Burke, both of Hosford; and a sister, Faye Samanie, also of Hosford.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, February 25, at Sanders Cemetery in Hosford with Kyle Peddie officiating. Interment will follow. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. ET, Friday, February 24, at Adams Funeral Home in Bristol.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (phone 674-5449). On-line condolences may be made at adamsfh.com.
A Clarksville man was killed in a single vehicle crash Thursday night.
James Swain, 44, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Swain was northbound on County Road 69A just after 10 p.m. in a 1986 Chevrolet Silverado. The vehicle ran off the road onto the southbound shoulder and entered a wooded area, colliding with several trees and a utility pole. The truck then caught fire.
BHS Principal Ronnie Hand and Assistant Principal Ed.D Debbie Williams are shown presenting a certificate to Caitlyn Stewart, a student at BHS who has been selected as a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. She is the daughter of John and Kathy Stewart.
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The Black History Parade was held Saturday in downtown Blountstown, followed by a festival at the Clay Mary Historical Park. The Black History Banquet is set for Friday, February 25, at 7 p.m. at the W.T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown.
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Feb. 12: Jeremy Hazelwood, failure to appear
Feb. 14: Shane Coburn, county VOP; Lisa Welch, issuing worthless check under $150; Frederick Barfield, VOP (manufacture of meth, poss. of meth)
Feb. 16: David Attaway, battery; Jose Cruz aka Alfredo Guitennez, no valid drivers license, obstruction; Paul Bymes, VOP; Mark McGill, domestic battery
Feb. 17: Christopher Johnson, resisting arrest without violence, poss. of drug paraphernalia, criminal mischief, escape, possession of meth.
Feb. 18: Kevin Lee Moore, out of county warrant
Feb. 19: Carla Causey, disorderly conduct; Maxwell Jack Helman, driving while license suspended or revoked
Feb. 13: Thomas Galloway, failure to appear
Feb. 16: Nehomi Cossey, hold for CCSO
Feb. 17: Timothy King, hold for Jackson County
Feb. 19: Carla Lea Causey, hold for Calhoun Co.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Shane Goff listed on last week’s Calhoun County Sheriff’s Log should have been listed as “Shawn” Goff.
The above individuals were booked into the Calhoun or Liberty County Jail over the past week. Although they have been charged with a crime, they are considered innocent until proven guilty.
State Representative Marti Coley (R) will no longer serve as the District 7 legislator following this term. New district lines have been drafted with Coley, who lives in Jackson County, now residing in District 5. A native of Blountstown, Coley says she hopes to serve one more term and will be seeking the District 5 seat in the next election. Check out the full story in this week's print edition on news stands tomorrow.
Robert Hill of Bristol has filed his letter of intent to seek the State Representative seat in district 7. Hill has served the past three terms as Liberty County's Clerk of Court. Check out this week's print edition on news stands tomorrow for more details.
A 17-year-old accused in over two dozen burglaries in Calhoun, Liberty and surrounding counties walked out of the Jackson County Jail Monday after posting a $50,000 bond.
According to officials at the Jackson County Jail, Keldrick Trenaud Wilson, 17, of Quincy, made bond yesterday and there were "no holds" on him. However, Wilson is wanted for two burglaries in Calhoun County, as well as several in Liberty and surrounding counties. A Jackson County Jail Officer told The County Record there were no warrants in the case file. Judge Woody Hatcher reportedly set the bond for Wilson. Parks remains in custody on a $100,000 bond and was in court at press time today.
The County Record contacted authorities in both Calhoun and Liberty counties this morning and learned they had no idea Wilson had been released from jail yesterday. An attempt is being made at this moment to take him back into custody.
As reported Thursday, a group of investigators from Calhoun and surrounding counties gathered in Gadsden County mid-morning last Wednesday to compare notes and strategize following a string of 25 burglaries spanning from Bainbridge, GA, all across Northwest Florida. As they sat outside the BP in Chattahoochee talking in unmarked vehicles, a Calhoun County investigator noticed something. A car fitting the description of the one they were looking for after an attempted burglary in Bristol Tuesday afternoon pulled into the parking lot. Two black males matching the description of the suspects stepped out of the dark green car. Sneads Police Chief Burt McAlpin quickly boxed them in, preventing the vehicle from leaving.
Within minutes, Wilson and Xavier Darcus Parks, 18, Quincy were in custody. Their car contained firearms, as well as some of the jewelry missing from homes around the region.