Meth is everywhere. The jails in both Calhoun and Liberty counties are like others around the nation - filled with family and friends who have succumbed to meth addiction. This week, The County Record is preparing a feature story on the "Madness of Meth" and we want to hear from you. Whether you provide your name or not isn't important. Just tell us: How has meth affected your family?
July 15: Eric Tolley, possession of meth; Kenneth Layfield, possession of meth, poss. listed chemicals, drug paraphernalia
July 17: Jerry Don Thurman, VOP
July 18: Cathy Lee Summerlin, poss. of meth; Steven Waldron, poss. of meth, manufacture of meth; Casey Byrd, poss. of meth; Kimberly Lolley, VOP
July 19: Christopher Melton, poss. listed chemicals; Starla Christmas, VOP, criminal mischief
July 20: Joseph Daniel Baker, petit theft; Tyler Shay Cataldon, petit theft; Shereen Shuler, poss. listed chemicals, poss. of meth, drug paraphernalia; Anna Hill, sale of meth within 1000 ft. of place of worship; Joey Sanders, criminal mischief, domestic battery; John Ammons, poss. meth, drug paraphernalia; Calvin L. Hayes, domestic battery
July 21: John Alex Cain, manufacture marijuana, poss. drug paraphernalia, poss. l/t 20 grams marijuana; Steven B. Bodiford, VOP; Jose T. Martinez-Diaz, failure to appear
July 22: Alexander Jackson, false police report; Shelly Zuniga, poss. listed chemicals; Victoria Neil, poss. listed chemicals; Dawn Elrod, possession m/t 20 grams marijuana
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A dedication ceremony for the new Blountstown High School has been set for Thursday, August 18, at 10 a.m. Community members are invited to come out and tour the facility during the event.
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Blountstown's own Ryan Baker is garnering much attention as his senior year at Louisiana State University approaches. An outside linebacker for the LSU Tigers, all eyes are on Baker as the defensive leader. During the Southeastern Conference Media Day Friday, Ryan discussed his dreams for a national title. The article featuring Baker appeared in The Shreveport Times over the weekend. Copy and paste this link to the story in your web browser to read the full story...
Mr. Charles E. McCoy, 85, of Blountstown, FL, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011, in Blountstown.
Charles was born on June 24, 1926, in Chattanooga, TN, and had lived in Blountstown for most of his life. He worked at Blountstown High School as a custodian for several years. Charles was a member of Gateway Baptist Church in Blountstown.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie Echo.
Survivors include his wife, Estelle McCoy, of Blountstown; two sons, Peewee Mitchell and his wife, Helen, of Altha, and Jimmy Mitchell of Blountstown; five daughters, Ellen Glass of Tallahassee, Patricia Wallace and her husband, John, of Altha, Linda Young and her friend, Donald Allen, of Blountstown, Kay Fender and Barbara Jean Mitts of Oregon; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
No funeral services are planned at this time. Memorialization will be by cremation. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).
Mrs. Iris M. Holt, 87, of Clarksville, FL, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011 in Blountstown, FL.
Iris was born on December 5, 1923, in Lakeland, FL, and had lived in Calhoun County for most of her life. She, along with her husband, James, owned and operated the Seminole Restaurant in Calhoun County for several years. Iris was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 179 in Blountstown, FL. She was inducted into the Eastern Star on November 28, 1950, served as Worthy Matron in 1954 and held 16 out of 18 positions. She was a member of the Poplar Head Baptist Church in Clarksville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Holt.
Survivors include her son, Frank Gates, and his wife, Sylvia, of Fultondale, AL; one brother, Ed Frank McFarland, and his wife, Peggy, of Port St. Joe, FL; two sisters, Eunice Hill and her husband, Kelly, of Kinard, FL, and Virginia Newsome and her husband, J.C., of Frink, FL; two grandchildren, Holley Gates of Pelham, AL, and Gina Averett and her husband, John, of Tallahassee, FL.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 27, at 11 am (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Tommy Sumner officiating. Entombment will follow in the family mausoleum at Boggs Cemetery in Blountstown. The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 26, from 6:00 pm (CDT) until 8:00 pm (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home.
All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).
Barbara Herndon of Blountstown passed away Friday, July 22, 2011, at the age of 29.
Barbara was born October 12, 1981, in Germany and had been a hairdresser in Blountstown for several years.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Beverly Ann Crum.
She is survived by her husband, Brian; her daughter, Hailey; a step-daughter, Jordan Herndon; her dad, Robert Crum, of Blountstown; sisters, Vicki and Kimberly Crum, of Blountstown; and a nephew, Marquell.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 27, at Rivertown Community Church with Paul Smith officiating.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (phone 674-5449). On-line condolences may be made at adamsfh.com