A Calhoun Correctional Institution officer has been terminated after allegedly attempting to introduce contraband into the facility.
According to a Florida Department of Corrections spokesperson, Angela Brown, 43, of Blountstown, reportedly tried to bring in tobacco and rolling papers when she arrived for her shift at CaCI Sunday. The spokesperson said "other items that have not been determined" are also being inspected.
Brown has not yet been charged. The spokesperson advised the decision to file charges would be up to the warden and regional administrators.
The County Record received news tips Monday that a female officer at Calhoun Correctional Institution is being investigated for allegedly bringing K2 and tobacco products into the facility for inmates. A Florida Department of Corrections spokesperson did not confirm or deny these allegations, but advised an "incident" had occurred and more details would be available soon. The County Record went to press on Tuesday morning and the report had not yet been issued at that time. We hope to have it first thing Wednesday morning and will post on our website at that time.
WJHG's Bergen Baucom has taped an exclusive interview with Winter McLemore, wife of the late Coach Tranum McLemore, who died April 4 at their Bristol home. The interview will air at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. on WJHG Channel 7.
Sybil Joan Weeks Cumbaa, of Blountstown, passed away peacefully Monday, September 17, 2012.
She was born in Calhoun County and raised in Port St. Joe, Florida. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and her world revolved around her family.
She was preceded in death by her: parents, E.E. and Nancy Ferol Weeks and stepmother, Merle Weeks; siblings, Ronnie and Dorothy Weeks and Frances Martin.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Harry; daughters: Gwen (Andy) Proper; Janet Taylor; Latrell (Zane) Holbrook; and Maggie (Jamie) Strickland. Grandchildren: Catie Proper; Camilla & Savannah Taylor; Hannah, Hunter, Heath, Hayden & Halle Holbrook; and Sydney Strickland. Devoted Sister Margie Mason; Brothers James & Jerry Weeks; and Sister Gail Koch.
Services will be held Thursday, September 20, at 3:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Blountstown with Pastor Tim Rhodes officiating. Visitation will be at the church an hour before the service. Memorials may be made to St. Judes Childrens Hospital at www.stjude.org/ or a favorite charity. Interment will follow at Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown. Bevis Funeral Home of Bristol(www.bevisfh.com) handled the arrangements.
The Blountstown Tigers seem to be getting a little better each week against some stiff competition. Blountstown traveled to Freeport Friday night and came away with a hard fought 37-22 victory pushing their season record to 2-1.
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