Calhoun County schools have announced open house dates for the upcoming school year. They are as follows:
Blountstown High School - Thursday, Aug. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Blountstown Middle School - Friday, Aug. 10, from 8 to 11 a.m.
Blountstown Elementary School - Friday, Aug. 10, from 8 to 11:30 a.m.
Altha School - Thursday, Aug. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Carr School - Friday, Aug. 10, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. [Full Story »]
Richard Eugene “Ricky” Hansford, 55, of Altha passed away Saturday, July 14, at his home.
Ricky was born in Marianna and had lived in Calhoun County most of his life. He was a line technician with Fairpoint Communications for 35 years and attended the Abe Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Harold Hansford.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Karen Hansford, of Altha; two sons, Kevin Hansford and his wife, Elizabeth, and Brian Hansford and his wife, Krystal; a daughter, Kayla Dalton, and her husband, Eddie, of Altha; his mother, Louvenia “L.V.” (Chason) Hansford; a brother, Terry Hansford, all of Altha; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 19, from the Abe Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church with Reverend Michael Morris and Reverend Dewayne Tolbert officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunny Hill Cemetery near Altha.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. Wednesday, July 18, at the Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements (phone 674-5449). Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com.
Today (Monday, July 16) is the last day to register to vote in time for the primary election. Stop by the Calhoun County Supervisor of Elections office in the basement of the courthouse today by 4 p.m. if you are not registered to vote.
A Clarksville man was arrested in Jackson County Tuesday on drug charges.
Earl Robert Blackwell II, 45, has been charged with trafficking in Hydrocodone and possession of prescription pills without a prescription.
According to the Marianna Police Department, Blackwell was pulled over on Milton Avenue at 9:42 p.m. Tuesday for having inoperable tag lights. Blackwell gave consent to a search of his vehicle with seven Hydrocodone tablets found in an ashtray.
Blackwell was booked into the Jackson County Correctional Facility.
July 2: Yolonder Scott, violation of probation; Kimberly Hall, violation of probation; Justin Pare, failure to appear; Steven Eaford, state violation of probation
July 3: Jimmy Tucker, failure to appear
July 6: Allen McCullough, exploitation of the elderly
July 7: Gary Gazzier, poss. Schedule III narcotic, possession of cocaine, attempt to manufacture meth; Jodi Willis, criminal mischief under $500, battery; Hilda Willis, battery
July 8: Tom Keys III, driving while license suspended or revoked; Christopher Todd, felony failure to appear, violation of driver’s license restriction; Danielle Gray, driving while license suspended or revoked [Full Story »]
Running far enough ahead of the field to truly experience "the loneliness of the long-distance runner," Stanley Linton won the inaugural Dead Lakes Gator 10K on the roads outside of Wewahitchka on Saturday morning, June 30. [Full Story »]
Mr. Johnny Charles Whitehead, 81, of Altha, Florida, passed away early Wednesday morning, July 4, 2012, at his home.
Mr. Whitehead was born in Jackson County, Florida, and had lived and worked in Altha all of his life. He served our country proudly during the Korean Conflict as an enlisted man with the United States Army. Mr. Whitehead was self-employed as a repairman. He was a member of the Altha Church of God in Altha, Florida, and was a member of the Gideon Society.
Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Lucille Varnum Whitehead, and one sister, Gladys Dennis.
He will be missed by his wife of 52 years, Alene Ray Whitehead, of Altha; two daughters, Debra Guyler and her husband, Steve, of Dunnellon, FL, and Charlene Yon and her husband, Anthony, of Altha; one sister, Mildred Edenfield of Altha; one aunt, Nettie John Deese, of Marianna; seven grandchildren, Sara and Vinny Milotta, Jennifer Goodson, Ashton and Richard Chancey, Brianna Yon, and Jay Yon; two great-grandchildren, Dominic Milotta and Cambreigh Chancey; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 7, at 10:00 (CDT) at the Altha Church of God in Altha with the Reverend Allan Nichols officiating. Interment will follow in the Chipola Cemetery in Altha. The family will receive friends Friday, July 6, at Altha Church of God from 6:00 until 8:00 pm (CDT).
All arrangements are under the direction of Mr. Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).
The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) recently presented Calhoun County Commissioner Darrell McDougald with the Certified County Commissioner (CCC) designation following his completion of a comprehensive study program developed by the association.
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June 28: Courtney M. Bailey, poss. of alcohol by person under 21; Bill Ray Ivory, DUI, poss. l/t 20 grams of marijuana; Melody Anne Melton, exploitation of elderly; Cassandra Jones, state VOP; Stephen Combs, failure to appear
June 30: Eric Mayo, DUI; Brandon Pitts, VOP; Kenneth Walden, violation of community control; Tyrell Odom, no motorcycle endorsement; John Holland, battery [Full Story »]