The Blountstown Lady Tigers claimed the district championship title Thursday night in a thrilling win over Liberty County. The first game of the match ended with a close 26-24 score. In the second game, BHS dominated, 25-7. Liberty County got back in it in the third, edging the Tigers, 27-25. BHS sealed the deal in the fourth, winning 25-19 for the title. Regionals begin Tuesday, Nov. 8, with the Lady Tigers hosting their county rival, the Altha Lady Wildcats. The Cats were named runners up in their district after a loss to Sneads last night. Watch for a photo gallery from the game on our website later today!
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 email@example.com or call 674-5041 to order your copy today. A full story on the game will be featured in our print edition on Wednesday.