Jed Hiers, the former president of C & L Bank of Bristol, has pled not guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and making false entries into the books and records of a federally-insured bank.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Rhew-Miller, Hiers was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge William C. Sherill, Jr. Wednesday afternoon and entered a not guilty plea.
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Do you know your neighbors? Is there a sexual offender or predator on your street?
A resource is available to help Florida residents be aware of any residents in their area who have been convicted of sex related crimes. The purpose is not to encourage anyone to engage in vigilante justice; these individuals have already been convicted and sentenced in a court of law. However, this resource has been provided to help you safeguard your children from someone who could possibly be tempted to re-offend.
Here is a step by step guide to checking out the sex offenders and predators in Calhoun and Liberty counties:
-Click this link to access the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s sexual offender and predator search page: http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/Search.jsp
-Select “Standard” under the “Offender search” section of the page
-Leaving the name and city blank, scroll down four spaces and select “Calhoun” for offender’s county of residence (or “Liberty” if you are checking offenders in Liberty County), then click “Search”
-As of today, there are five pages with 40 sexual offenders and two predators listed in Calhoun County and three pages with 24 offenders and three predators in Liberty County. Check the addresses to see who is in your area (or search by neighborhood from the main search page). Click “View flyer” under each offender to read specific charges and aliases, along with other details of the offender’s case.
Check out the July 13 print edition for some safety tips from FDLE to share with your children.
Josh McIntosh of Altha was one of two Lurleen B. Wallace Community College baseball players who recently received academic awards from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). [Full Story »]
Were you ever a band member at Blountstown High School or any other school? An effort is underway to create a community band to perform at home football games, parades and other events. All ages are welcome to join, from students to older folks.
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Growing up above a funeral home in downtown Panama City, Steve Southerland has literally spent his life surrounded by business. So when he became fed up with private enterprise being over-regulated and government running amok with taxpayer dollars, he decided enough was enough. He threw his hat in the ring and hit the high road to Washington, garnering a seat as the U.S. Representative for district 2. [Full Story »]
The skies lit up across Blountstown Monday night during the 4th of July fireworks show. Local clubs such as the Blountstown Historic Preservation Committee and the BHS Boosters sold concessions as folks gathered downtown. [Full Story »]
June 28: Elton Pitts, violation of community control
June 29: William Shane Black, possession of listed chemicals; Joseph Spence, out of county warrant/grand theft
June 30: Michael Kenneth Watson, VOP
July 1: Savannah Downum, VOP; Paul Babagian, VOP (Hillsborough Co.)
July 2: Clarence Neal, habitual traffic offender; William Burnett, DUI (Duval Co. warrant); Jamal Al-Zibbett, possession less than 20 grams marijuana; Anthony Mills, possession drug paraphernalia
July 3: Terry Lee Hampe, Bay Co. warrant; Sean Nellan, violation of county ordinance
Three Calhoun County schools are celebrating “A” grades issued by the Florida Department of Education.
Blountstown Elementary, Blountstown Middle and Carr School all received their “A” report cards last week. Grades for Altha and Blountstown High will be coming soon. High school grades are released on a different schedule and, since Altha is a PreK through 12th grade school, the entire Altha score is delayed until high school scores are available. [Full Story »]
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