The Blountstown Tigers and the Liberty County Bulldogs met Friday night at Bowles Field for their annual district rivalry and bragging rights for another year. For seniors in the game, it's bragging rights for a lifetime. Until next year, Blountstown owns the bragging rights after defeating the Bulldogs, 20-7, in a fumble and penalty filled game.
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Oct. 17: Hamilton Thomas, battery; Alfred Way, DWLSR
Oct. 19: Gregory Couch, VOP; James Melvin, violation of conditional release/failure to appear; Violet Virginia Manning, manufacture of meth, poss. of meth, aggravated child abuse; Amy Michelle Johnston, manufacture of meth, poss. of meth, aggravated child abuse; Maria Thurman, manufacture of meth, poss. of meth, aggravated child abuse; Samantha Michelle White, manufacture of meth, poss. of meth, aggravated child abuse; Brandon Ronnie Pitts, VOP; Matthew Alexander Hall, poss. of controlled substance with intent to distribute within 1000’ of a school, poss. drug paraphernalia, poss. weapon by felon, concealed weapon
Oct. 22: Lisa Ammons, habitual traffic offender/DWLSR
Oct. 24: Keith Jones, contempt of court [Full Story »]
An art exhibit featuring images captured during the Scott Kelby WorldWide Photo Walk will open Friday, Oct. 28th, at the Preble-Rish Gallery in downtown Blountstown at the corner of SR 20 and North Pear Street.
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A Jackson County teen lost her life in a tragic accident in Altha Monday night.
Crystal Carroll Oday, 18, was taken to Calhoun-Liberty Hospital where she died from injuries sustained in the single vehicle accident.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Oday was westbound on Bodiford Road, a mile and a half west of SR 71, driving a 1999 Ford Explorer. The SUV left the road, ran onto the shoulder and Oday reportedly overcorrected. The vehicle traveled across both lanes and overturned.
The crash is being investigated by Corporal Raymond Bailey.
Melanee Raiyne Craig, infant daughter of Michael Paul and April J. (Lewis) Craig of Hosford, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2011, in Gainesville, Florida.
Besides her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Caige and Gunnar Craig, of Hosford; her grandparents, Ricky and Terry Lou Lewis, and Marleen Beck; great-grandparents, Jean Pullam, Myrtice and A. W. Beck, all of Hosford, and Litamay Lewis of Blountstown; aunts, Jennifer Beck of Hosford and Rosy Lewis of Altha; many cousins and other extended family.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Destinee Craig; her grandfather, Mike Craig; and great-grandfather, Julias Pullam.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 23, in Wesleyan Chapel Cemetery in Hosford with Reverend Thomas Adams officiating.
Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements (phone 674-5449). On-line condolences may be made at adamsfh.com
Football weather was in the air and fans in the mood for an exciting district match up between the Blountstown Tigers and Liberty County Bulldogs were not disappointed at Bowles Field Friday night. By game's end, the Tigers came out on top, 20-7. Check our website Monday for a photo gallery featuring senior night pictures, as well as game highlights. Disks of the entire photo gallery will be available for $10 each at The County Record. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 674-5041 to order your copy today. A full story on the game will be featured in our print edition on Wednesday.
Eunice M. Messer of Altha passed away Thursday, October 20, 2011, in Altha at the age of 79.
She was born July 30, 1932, in Altha to the late Elonzo B. and Claudie (Burke) Messer. She was a homemaker and was a member of Page Pond Assembly of God Church.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, J. B. Messer and Howell “Dick” Messer; and a sister, Helen Chason.
She is survived by a sister, Edna Earl Laramore, of Altha; a sister-in-law, Erlene Messer, also of Altha; and several nieces, nephews, and other extended family.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 22, in the chapel at Adams Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Page Pond Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, October 21 at Adams Funeral Home.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements (phone 674-5449). On-line condolences may be made at adamsfh.com
A Blountstown woman arrested in a meth lab raid Wednesday night escaped from custody in the early morning hours Thursday.
As previously reported by The County Record, Violet Virginia Manning, 37, was booked into the Calhoun County Jail on manufacture and possession of meth charges, as well as child abuse, late Wednesday night. She was then transferred to the Liberty County Jail where female inmates are housed.
According to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Manning was being processed just before 5:30 a.m. ET when she asked Correctional Officer Barber if she was going to be placed back in a holding cell. When Ofc. Barber advised she would be put in a regular cell, Manning responded, “I can’t do that,” then ran from the jail.
Dep. Bobby Revell, who was in his patrol car, responded to a call from dispatch advising an inmate had escaped. While en route to the jail, he spotted Manning approximately 50 yards from the jail laying by a fence. She was then taken back into custody and charged with escape.
The report does not detail how Manning escaped, but there is no indication in the report she was being held behind a locked door or had anything preventing her from exiting. Col. Brigham Shuler, a spokesperson for the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, is checking into the matter and told The County Record he would provide more details on how Manning managed to escape during booking. Check our print edition this week for more on the escape.