Altha Public School Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Altha First Baptist Church, Altha Church of God, Victory Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church, and Page Pond Assembly of God Church hosted Jesus in the Park at the Altha Baseball Field Saturday.
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The Florida Department of Health in Calhoun and Liberty County is celebrating Public Health Week, April 6-11, 2015, with a series of events that highlight statewide public health efforts.
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Jessica Leigh Dzuira, child neglect with bodily harm
Stephen Aaron Young, child neglect with bodily harm
Lomero Lunzo Black, domestic battery
Deshawn Demetrious Holmes, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, VOP, possession of controlled substance, introduction of contraband
Jason Byrd, DUI
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Gladys Estelle Austin, 96, of Blountstown, Florida, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Panama City, Florida.
She was born in Grangerburg, Alabama, October 2, 1918, to John W. Culver and Mary S. (Flockhart) Culver. Gladys was a homemaker and was a member of Gateway Baptist Church in Blountstown.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Charles Austin; three sons, Robert C. Austin, Jr., James F. Austin, and Wade Austin.
Survivors include sons, Ralph C. Austin and his wife, Sherri, of Lake Talquin, Florida, and John W. Austin and his wife, Sharon, of Blountstown; her daughter, Jane Chaffin, of Marianna, Florida; ten grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Johnnie Mae Enfinger of Enterprise, Alabama, and Thelma Strickland of Dothan, Alabama; and several nieces, nephews, and other extended family.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 9, in Cottonwood Cemetery in Cottonwood, Alabama, with Johnny Strickland officiating.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (ph. 850-674-5449). You may offer the family condolences online atadamsfh.com.
An Altha mom and her live-in boyfriend have been arrested as her two-year-old daughter clings to life at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
Jessica Leigh Dziura, 26, and Stephen Aaron Young, 27, have both been charged with child neglect with bodily harm. Additional charges may be added today.
According to the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office, the investigation began Thursday after a a call was received concerning an unresponsive baby who was not breathing. The mother was enroute to Blountstown from Altha with the child and realized she was unresponsive. She stopped at a gas station at the intersection of Hwy. 275 and 71. CPR was attempted. The toddler was transported by EMS to Calhoun Liberty Hospital and then life flighted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where she is on life support.