A former jail inmate has filed a federal lawsuit against Calhoun County Sheriff David Tatum and former Liberty County Sheriff Harrell Wood Revell, alleging they failed to protect her while she was behind bars.
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Two Calhoun County investigators have been commended by the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for their work in helping the agency bust a major cocaine and marijuana ring in the panhandle.
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Sheila Harrell Blackburn has filed her letter of intent to run for Calhoun County Supervisor of Elections. She will run with no party affiliation. Blackburn will face incumbent Margie Laramore (NPA) in November, along with the winner of the democratic primary between Sharon Chason and Sky Scott.
Mr. James Fredrick Pelling, 75, of Altha, FL, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2012, in Dothan, AL.
James was born on August 26, 1936, in Palatka, FL, and had lived in Altha since 1987, coming from Apopka, FL. He was a retired professional painter and was a member of Page Pond Assembly of God Church in Altha.
Survivors include his wife, Sheryl Pelling, of Altha; a son, James Robert Pelling, and his wife, Nancy Ann, of Defuniak Springs, FL; a daughter, Tonya Lynn Dilworth, and her husband, Quinn, of Houston, TX; a sister, Anastasia Hendrix, and her husband, Charles Andrew, of Altha; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 4, at 2 pm (CDT) at Page Pond Assembly of God Church with Reverend Carlton Baggett and Reverend Harold Daniels officiating. Interment will follow in the New Shiloh Cemetery near Altha. The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 3, from 6 until 8 pm (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home.
All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).
Mar. 26: Diana Jo Bates, simple assault; William Scott Armstrong, habitual DWLSR
Mar. 29: Ronnie Allen Davis, Jr., lewd and lascivious molestation of a child over 12, but under 16, sexual battery on child under 16; Gertrude Schonveld, VOP; Lillie Mae Middlebrooks, assault on a person over 65
Mar. 30: Jamarial Taneeshor Johnson, battery
Mar. 31: Anita Guilford, manufacture of meth
Apr. 1: Jamie Summerlin, suspended sentence violation
Mar. 23: Abdullah Muhammad, warrant/petit theft
Mar. 26: Jacob D. Smith, warrant/VOP; Diane Bates, hold for CCSO
Mar. 28: Gertrude Schonveld, county VOP/original charge PWBC; Stephen Dawson, domestic battery
Mar. 29: Lillie Middlebrooks, hold for Calhoun Co.
Mar. 30: Jamarial Johnson, holding for CCSO
Mar. 31: Tyrell Cuerrier, resisting arrest with violence, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct
Apr. 1: Raveen Lindsey, domestic battery
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.
Earl Hunt, a mechanic and former Calhoun County commissioner from Altha, has filed his intent to run for sheriff. He is running with no party affiliation. He will face James "Jimmy" Baggett and Ken Futch, both running NPA, in November. Roman Wood is running on the democratic ticket.
Pansy C. Koepke of Clarksville, Florida, passed away Monday, April 2, 2012, in Panama City at the age of 70.
She was a homemaker and was retired from Calhoun County Transit.
She was preceded in death by her father, O. E. Pitts, and her son, Tony Koepke.
Survivors include her husband, David W. Koepke, of Clarksville; her mother, Lucille Pitts, of Clarksville; two sons, David Steven Koepke and Walter Jay Koepka, all of Clarksville; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Ronnie Pitts, also of Clarksville; two sisters, Peggy Karshner of Gonzales, Louisiana, and Wanda Baker of Walker, Louisiana.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 5, in the Chapel at Adams Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Flowers are welcome or contributions may be made to the church of your choice.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (phone 674-5449). Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com.
Douglas Lee ‘Woodchopper’ Bottoms, Sr. of Altha, Florida, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2012, at the age of 75.
Douglas was born March 15, 1937, in Washington, D.C. to the late Carl and Irene (Vick) Bottoms. He worked on Eglin Air Force Base as a construction worker for many years and moved to Altha from Crestview, Florida in 1979. He was a member of Blountstown Community Church.
He is survived by his wife, Donna, of Altha; sons, Rodney Bottoms of Altha, Douglas Lee Bottoms, Jr. of Hartford, Alabama, and Scott A. Bottoms and his wife, Shelbra, of Altha; a daughter, Donna Tippett, of Prattville, Alabama; three brothers, Johnny Bottoms and his wife, Peggy, Jessie Bottoms and his wife, Erma, and Richard ‘Blue’ Bottoms and his wife, Faye, all of North Carolina; sisters, Dennie Joyner of North Carolina, Dorothy Page and her husband, C. R., of Kentucky, and Bonnie Bottoms of North Carolina; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 3 in the Chapel at Adams Funeral Home with Reverend Dan Yoder and Reverend David Throckmorton officiating. The family will receive friends 10:00 a.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements (phone 674-5449). Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com.