The 68th Annual Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet was held Monday, March 9th at the W.T. Neal Civic Center. The evening began with a reception followed by dinner, and an awards presentation.
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Feb. 28: Larry Edgar Fuller, warrant/Washington Co.
Mar. 2: Clarence Reed, Jr., child support; Ronzell T. Brown, child support; Samuel Kyle Page, out of county warrant; Andrew Harrison Guilford, poss. of drug equipment; Jonathan James Sansom-Moring, violation of community control
Mar. 3: Kenneth Ivey Walden, violaton of conditional release, failure to appear
Mar. 4: William E. Baggett, domestic battery; Cody J. Nichols, burglary, grand theft [Full Story »]
A Blountstown woman has been arrested for improper exhibition of a firearm after brandishing a gun in the Blountstown Public Library Tuesday.
Teresa Stone was arrested in the case and is expected to undergo mental health evaluation.
According to Blountstown Police Chief Kipper Mallory, Stone turned up at the library Tuesday morning heavily intoxicated. She went to the front counter and spoke with library employee Pamela Kahle, eluding to problems she was having with her husband. Stone then remarked, "He's not getting this back!" and pulled out a .357 magnum handgun.
Kahle remained calm and alerted Library Director Rita Maupin who went over to Stone and invited her into her office so they could pray together and talk about her problems. Stone agreed and kept the gun in her purse as they spoke together.
Meanwhile, Kahle had another library employee, J.K. Newsome, evacuate the building and call authorities.
"I can't say enough about how well they handled this," Chief Mallory remarked of the library staff. He commended Maupin for being so brave as to take Stone in her office alone to protect the others in the building.
Mr. Bruce Bernarr Bridges, 84, of Blountstown, FL, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Blountstown.
He was born on August 29, 1930, and had lived in Calhoun County all of his life. Bruce proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict by serving in the United States Navy. He worked at the St. Joe Paper Company in Port St. Joe, Florida, for 40 years.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Louise Qunion Bridges; his parents, Emory and Verna Williams Bridges; and two brothers, Lionel Bridges, and Charlie Cook Bridges.
He is survived by two sons, Bernarr Bridges, of Altha, Florida, and Ronnie Bridges and his wife, Jo Ann, of Blountstown; a sister, Patricia Williams, of Blountstown; four grandchildren, Michelle Baird, Joanna Pitts, Christopher Bernarr Bridges, and Patrick Shaun Bridges.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 11, at the Peavy Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown at 2:00 PM (CDT) with the Reverend David Fernandez officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 11, at the Peavy Funeral Home Chapel from 1:00 PM until service time at 2:00 PM (CDT). Interment will follow at Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown.
All funeral arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy of Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).
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Charles Danie Hill, 67, of Bristol, Florida, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Blountstown, Florida.
Charles was born in Blountstown December 24, 1947, to the late Danel and Hazel (Phillips) Hill and lived in Bristol all of his life. He was custodian for the Liberty County School District for 25 years and was of the Assembly of God faith.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Dianne (Stanley) Hill, of Bristol; three sons, Charles James Hill and his wife, Hope, of Altha, Florida, Tony Hill and his wife, Tonya, of Bristol, and Josh Hill and his wife, Tiffany, of Arkansas; his daughter, Belinda Gail Waldorff, and her husband, Stanley, of Altha; fourteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his brother, Dennis Tanton, of Marianna, Florida; and his sister, Debra Schwendeman, of Bristol.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. CT, Saturday, March 7, at Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. CT, Sunday, March 8, in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Rock Bluff Cemetery near Bristol.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (ph. 674-5449). You may offer the family condolences online at adamsfh.com.
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