Altha School needs your help! Did you know there are many things we throw away every day that can raise money for our school? We are collecting Box Tops for Education, Labels for Education, old ink cartridges, My Coke Rewards Points, and Sunny D labels to raise money for our school. [Full Story »]
The Blountstown Tigers and Chipley Tigers have met many times over the years, but Friday night's game at newly named Ted Cooper Stadium might be remembered for years to come as the most exciting of the series.
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This past Saturday, the Altha Lady Wildcats participated in a volleyball tournament at Chipley High School where they competed with many teams. Beating Holmes County and losing to Walton, they were placed in the silver division.
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Sept. 3: Euga Lee Edenfield, domestic battery
Sept. 4: Mardreon Taforrest Gatlin, sexual battery with deadly weapon; Kevin Johnson, domestic battery
Sept. 5: Richard Flanders, violation of probation; Cardonial Thomas, violation of probation; Rodney Dewayne Adkison, violation of probation
Sept. 6: Dorothy Mae Howard, battery [Full Story »]
Calhoun County Commissioner Darrell McDougald (district 2) offers the following response to last week’s “Your Money” article regarding fuel and travel expenses for county employee Sonny O’Bryan. Next week, we will follow up with comments from the other commissioners, plus more details on this budgetary item.
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Authorities and an ambulance are en route to the scene of a reported domestic incident where a woman has been shot in Liberty County. The shooting allegedly occurred at the former Ora's Restaurant in Lowry, just north of Hosford on Hwy. 65. More details as they become available.
Aug. 27: Cory Jenkins, VOP; Juan Algas, VOP; Justin Carpenter, DWLSR
Aug. 28: Xavier Darcus Parks, burglary of a dwelling (armed), grand theft, criminal mischief
Aug. 29: Simon Jared Hathaway, sale of meth
Aug. 30: Justin Eric Chambers, VOP
Sept. 1: Carrie L. Butler, uttering forged instrument, grand theft over $300/under $5000
Sept. 2: Cassey Marks, criminal mischief, VOP, burglary of a dwelling; Woodrow Carr, criminal mischief, burglary of a dwelling; Curtis Lipford, criminal mischief, burglary of a dwelling; Maria Elena Luevano, disorderly intoxication [Full Story »]
Orie G. Colvin of Bristol, Florida, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2012, at the age of 95.
She was born in Gadsden, Alabama, July 11, 1917, to the late Jones and Connie (Hicks) Granger. Orie was a homemaker and enjoyed helping others. She was a member of Bristol Church of God.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of seventy-four years, Daniel M. Colvin, and a twin sister, Erie Parker.
Survivors include her daughter, Gilda Drummond, of Bristol and a sister, Inez Parker, of Mobile, Alabama.
A homecoming celebration will be held at 3:00 p.m. Central Time/4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Tuesday, September 4, in the Chapel at Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown, Florida, with Reverend Fred Watson officiating. Interment will follow in Lake Mystic Cemetery in Bristol. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements (phone 674-5449). Online condolences may be made at www.adamsfh.com.
Mrs. Joan E. (Lee) Tharpe Melvin, age 62, of Blountstown, FL, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2012, in Blountstown.
Joan was born on March 10, 1950, in Port Saint Joe, FL, and had lived in Blountstown for the past 10 years, coming from Wewahitchka, FL. She was retired from the Jackson County School System as a nutritionist. Joan was a 1968 graduate of Port Saint Joe High School.
She was preceded in death by her father, John David Lee, Sr., and a son, Clifford John (Trey) Tharpe III.
Survivors include her husband, Frank Melvin, of Blountstown; her mother, Jeanette Lee, of Port Saint Joe; a son, Jeffery Wade Tharpe, of Grand Ridge, FL; a daughter, Laura Jill Bailey, and husband, Tim, of Clarksville, FL; a brother, John David Lee, Jr., and wife, Peggy, of Grand Ridge; a sister, Marieta Ann Simmons, and her husband, Paul, of Pensacola, FL; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 5, at 2:00 pm (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Glen Davis and Chaplain Gino Mayo officiating. Interment will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery in Grand Ridge. The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 5, from 1:00 pm (CDT) until service time at 2:00 pm at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown.
All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).