Black History Month is underway with two big events over the weekend. The annual Black History Parade was held Saturday morning in downtown Blountstown, followed by a festival at Clay Mary Historical Site on River Street.
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HAVANA – The Northwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board approved nearly $10 million in grant funding Thursday to be used for 24 water supply development projects across Northwest Florida.
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Feb. 10: Eric Antonio Brown, DWLSR; Louis Cameron Rogers, criminal registrant; David Caleb Riley, lewd and lascivious molestation
Feb. 11: Monique Lacheryl Kee, retail theft; Laporshae Shavon Engram, VOP; Kenneth Ivey Walden, delivery of meth, poss. of listed chemicals
Feb. 12: Daniel Ray Reeves, violation of conditional release, VOP; Patrick Steven Stodgel, out of state warrant
Feb. 14: Grady Randal Roberson, manufacture of meth, poss. of meth, poss. drug equipment
Feb. 15: Deniece Karel Tuggle, out of state warrant/Georgia
Feb. 16: James William Cobb, burglary, criminal mischief, battery on a law enforcement officer [Full Story »]
Mrs. Delia Elaine (Lindsey) White, 66, of Blountstown, FL, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014, in Panama City, FL.
Delia was born on June 3, 1947, in Clarksville and had lived in Calhoun County all of her life. She, along with her husband, George, owned their family business and she was a homemaker. Delia was a graduate of Blountstown High School and Florida State University. Delia was a lifelong member of Poplar Head Baptist Church in Clarksville where she served as church organist and pianist for numerous years.
Survivors include her husband, George B. White, of the Red Oak Community; mother, Katherine Lindsey, of Clarksville; two sons, Matt White and his wife, Jessica, of Clarksville, and Clint White of Clarksville; one daughter, Georgia Hammitt, and her husband, Jeremy, of the Red Oak Community; one sister, Winifred Waldorff, and her husband, Tim, of Clarksville; and two grandchildren, Silas White and Melody Hammitt.
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 14, at 2:00 pm (CST) at Poplar Head Baptist Church in Clarksville with Reverend Russell Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Poplar Head Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, February 14, from 1:00 pm until service time at 2:00 pm (CST) at Poplar Head Baptist Church.
All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266). [Full Story »]
Routine Maintenance work on two Calhoun County Bridges
Chipley – A Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) contractor will perform routine maintenance work on two Calhoun County bridges. No lane closures are expected, however, crews will be working from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following locations:
· State Road (S.R.) 71 Chipola River Bridge, 8.5 miles north of the Gulf County line Thursday, Feb. 13 and Friday, Feb. 14.
· S.R. 20 Apalachicola River Relief Bridge, 1 mile east of S.R. 71.
All construction activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather. Motorists are reminded to pay attention and use caution when driving through the work zone.
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The Calhoun County Commission meets Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Extension Office board room. Here's the agenda:
CALHOUN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AGENDA
FEBRUARY 18, 2014
1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER
2. PRAYER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
3. APPROVAL OF THE JANUARY 28, 2014 SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES, JANUARY 29, 2014 EMERGENCY MEETING MINUTES; FEBRUARY 4, 2014 REGULAR MINUTES; APPROVAL OF VOUCHERS FOR WARRANTS
4. PUBLIC HEARING – CDBG
5. OPEN AND REVIEW BIDS ON POLE BARN
6. SHELLY BURNS, CHAIR – CALHOUN/LIBERTY RELAY FOR LIFE – PERMISSION TO USE PARK FOR RELAY FOR LIFE EVENT
7. STEVE MEARS SR. – DISCUSS ISSUES REGARDING HIS SON STEVE MEARS JR.
8. VIRGINIA BAKER – Wellness Initiative
I. Use of Library Health Rooms for screening of diabetes, hypertension, and obesity –
1 day per month for one year - Sovereign Immunity for Doctors a. 19-48 Age Group
i. Initial Screening
ii. Monthly Follow-up
II. Master Gardeners Program
a. Request to use Library Land at certain locations for gardens
b. FAMU has agreed to teach the Master Gardener Program partnering with
Pioneer Settlement – Part of IFAS(County Extension)
9. BOB FLECK, IDA BOARD
10. DAN CLEMONS, WEATHERIZATION MANAGER
11. DONALD STANLEY, COUNTY ENGINEER
12. ANGIE SMITH, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR
13. JOE WOOD, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
14. CLERK TIME
15. ATTORNEY TIME
16. COMMISSION TIME