The North Florida Wildflower Festival is set for Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Blountstown. The event will feature wildflower and gardening-themed products, plants, arts and crafts, and kids’ activities.
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James Troy Berry, 60, of Bristol, Florida, passed away at his home April 22, 2015.
James was born November 3, 1954, in Blountstown, Florida, to the late Wellington Lamar Berry and Ruth Adene (Thomas) Berry.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Charley Earl Vinson, and a nephew, James Hagans, Jr.
Survivors include his daughter, Jamie Martinez, and her husband, Leo, of Bristol; his grandchild, Emilio Martinez; four brothers, John Joseph Berry of Havana, Florida, Ernest Lamar Lee and his wife, Macey, of Panama City, Florida, Edward Eugene Lee of Pensacola, Florida, and Roger Jefferson Vinson and his wife, Jeanette, of Bristol; two sisters, Clara Deason of Bristol and Linda Lee Williams of Pensacola; and several nieces, nephews, and other extended family.
Memorialization will be by cremation.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (ph. 674-5449). You may offer the family condolences online atadamsfh.com.
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A.W. “Buddy” Beck, 84, of Telogia, Florida passed away Monday, April 20, 2015, in Tallahassee, Florida.
Buddy was born in Telogia April 18, 1931, to the late Alfred Beck and Lossie (Larkins) Beck. He was retired from the Liberty County Road Department and was a member of Telogia Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include his wife, Myrtice Beck, of Telogia; two sons, Billy Beck and Wayne Beck, of Telogia; three daughters, Marlene Beck, Darlene Harris, and Polly Beck, of Telogia; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Paul Everett Beck, of Telogia; and two sisters, Diane Hall and Deborah Sumner of Telogia.
Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 23, at Telogia Assembly of God Church with Reverend Thomas Adams officiating. Interment will follow at Lake Mystic Cemetery in Bristol.
Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements (ph. 674-5449). You may offer the family condolences online at adamsfh.com.
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Apr. 14: Jennifer Joyce Browning, poss. of meth, cocaine, drug equipment, concealed weapon; Michael Anthony Kemp, poss. of meth, cocaine, drug equipment, felon in poss. of firearm, resisting without violence; Ladora Lee Nunnery, VOP
Apr. 15: Darius Tyrell Middleton, VOP
Apr. 16: Holly Nichols, uttering a forged instrument, workers comp fraud; Robert Farris Allen, criminal mischief, trespassing
Apr. 17: Christina Graddy, conspiracy to introduce contraband into correctional facility
Apr. 19: Alex Keaton Perry, assault, resisting without violence; Jamie B. McCardle, violation of conditional release; Thomas C. Tarantino, poss. of controlled substance, drug equipment [Full Story »]
Authorities are searching for a Blountstown man who left Saturday morning to visit a friend for the day and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
Lawrence “Larry” Nathan Taylor, 61, resides with his sister on Thomas Leath Drive in Blountstown. According to Capt. Adam Terry of the Blountstown Police Department, Taylor left Saturday, April 11, around 10:30 a.m. bound for a friend’s house.
The last thing he said to his sister was, “I’ll see you tonight, sis,” says Capt. Terry, adding that it is completely out of character for Taylor to not return home or contact his family.
Authorities and family members are unsure of the friend’s identity. All the sister knows is the friend owns a farm in Grand Ridge.
There is an added sense of urgency since Taylor is on heart medication and does not have his meds with him.
Taylor is driving a 1996 white Kia Sophia, tag number 434PXX. The photo shown here was taken the morning he left home.
The BPD has partnered with both the Calhoun and Jackson County Sheriff’s Offices on this investigation. Anyone with information on this case is urged to call the BPD at 674-5987 or your local law enforcement agency.
The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office released the following statement today regarding the investigation into the death of two-year-old Anya Dziura of Altha. The press release, prepared by Lt. Robert Revell, reads as follows:
The investigation into the death of Anya Dziura is still currently ongoing, which means we are unable to release any details of the investigation at this time. The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office is working with FDLE on this case and we are currently waiting on forensic evidence from FDLE, analyzing interviews, finalizing reports, as well as awaiting the final report from the 14th Judicial Circuit Medical Examiner's Office.
A meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 22, between the 14th Judicial Circuit State Attorney's Office, the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to discuss the investigation and additional charges pertaining to this case.
As previously reported, Anya's mother and the mom's live-in boyfriend remain held without bond on child neglect charges.