The delayed report cards for high schools across the state were released last week with Calhoun County accomplishing quite a feat as the only district in Florida with every school bringing in an “A” performance. [Full Story »]
The community is cordially invited to participate in the 2012 MLK march. Participants will convene at Blountstown City Hall on Monday, Jan. 16, with the march starting promptly at 9 a.m.
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A Calhoun County man was seriously injured in a log truck accident that left a Liberty County road closed for approximately five hours Tuesday.
Robert C. Lambeth, 58, of Blountstown was airlifted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in serious condition.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Lambeth was behind the wheel of a 2006 Mack semi tractor trailer hauling a load of logs just before 9 a.m. He was northbound on County Road 12 when, for unknown reasons, the truck traveled onto the east shoulder and entered the ditch. Lambeth reportedly steered hard left and the truck overturned on it's right side. The load of logs spilled onto the road and into the ditch. Lambeth was taken to a landing zone by Liberty County EMS where they were met by Air Med.
The Florida Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, Liberty
County EMS, Rising Son Towing, Liberty County Road and Bridge, Liberty County Fire Department,
Williams Brothers Trucking, and McMillan Logging Company.
FHP Trooper B.S. Roddenberry investigated the crash. No charges were filed.
John Michael Hemmings of Clarksville passed away Friday, January 6, 2012, in Blountstown at the age of 34.
John was a carpenter for Panhandle Construction and was of the Baptist faith. He once said that he had lived a great life, a life of ten men, and if he died tomorrow he was fine with that. He is now in heaven with his mother, Teresa Hemmings; son, Legend Hemmings; and his dear Uncle Pat.
He is survived by his fiancé, Regina Whitehead, of Clarksville; his sons, John Hemmings, Jr. and Sonny Hemmings; a daughter, Brittany Hemmings; his father, Ken Hemmings; and a brother, Mark Hemmings, all of Bushnell, Florida; a step-son, Christopher Whitehead, of Clarksville; his godparents, Nanna Nancy and Papa Rodney Keene; god brother, Roddy Keene and Melisa; and a god sister, Meagan Keene, all of Cottondale, Florida; special friends from Bushnell, Rick and Kim Morris; his grandmother-in-law, Geneva Pitts, of Blountstown; his mother and father-in-law, Sheila and Gerald McFarland; brothers-in-law, Roland Whitehead and Leann, Richard Whitehead and Jazmine, and Frankie Stone, all of Clarksville; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, in the Chapel at Adams Funeral Home with Reverend Alan Nichols officiating.
He always had a smile on his face and made everyone around him laugh. He would always help people in any way he could. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements (phone 674-5449). Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com.
Yvonne Fowler of Blountstown passed away Monday, January 9, 2012, in Blountstown at the age of 74.
Yvonne was born in Blountstown March 23, 1937 to the late Lucious and Eldora (Padgett) Pelt. She was a homemaker and also worked at the sewing factory for several years. She was a member of Christian Home Free Will Baptist Church.
She is survived by a son, Damon Earl Fowler, of Blountstown; a brother, Doug Pelt, also of Blountstown; three sisters, Betty Morris of Tallahassee, Patricia Hooks of Blountstown, and Flora Klepser of Pensacola; a special niece, Regina Hooks, of Blountstown; and other nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 12, in the Chapel at Adams Funeral Home with Reverend Gene Morris officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, at the funeral home.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Phone 674-5449. On-line condolences may be made at adamsfh.com.
Blountstown’s Ryan Baker is gearing up for the game of his life. The senior at Louisiana State University has been a defensive leader for the Tigers throughout his college career. Come Monday night, all eyes will be on him and his teammates as they take on Alabama in a rematch for the BCS Championship. This time, the Bama boys will come to New Orleans for the showdown set to air on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. CT.
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Calhoun Correctional Institution is assisting the United States Forestry Service in their quest to develop future hunters by having inmates build hunting blinds to be used by families and the disabled who wish to hunt.
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