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Accidents August 17th, 2017 by

UPDATE ON AUG. 16 FATALITY PEDESTRIAN KILLED WED. ON SR 20 WAS FROM PLANT CITY

by Teresa Eubanks, Editor Calhoun-Liberty Journal The man killed when he was struck by a car in Liberty County early Wednesday evening has been identified as a 45-year-old male from Plant City but his name is being withheld until his family can be notified, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol. Rachel N. […]

Accidents August 17th, 2017 by

WOMAN INJURED IN HEAD-ON COLLISION WITH TRACTOR-TRAILER IN BLOUNTSTOWN EARLY THURS.

from the Calhoun-Liberty Journal A woman was taken by emergency helicopter to an area hospital after a head-on collision between the car she was driving and a semi truck early this morning. from the Calhoun-Liberty Journal A woman was taken by emergency helicopter to an area hospital after a head-on collision between the car she […]

Arrests, News November 25th, 2016 by

Teen charged in stabbing incident

A 16-year-old Calhoun County youth is facing a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after he allegedly stabbed a man in the back during a domestic altercation on Nov. 17. According to the report, a deputy arrived to find the youth trying to stop the bleeding of a man who was on the […]
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Arrests, News November 25th, 2016 by

Speeding stop results in arrest for possession of controlled substance

A drive through Calhoun County ended with a trip to the county jail for a Clearwater man, who was found to be in possession of an unspecified amount of cocaine, some pills, less than 20 grams of marijuana and a pistol. Dustin J. Anderson, 24, caught the attention of Blountstown Police Officer Ethan Shuler when […]
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Arrests, News November 25th, 2016 by

Altha man charged with attempting to strike police chief and officer’s cars during pursuit

An Altha man who fled an attempted traffic stop and later reached speeds of over 100 mph as he disappeared down SR 20 earlier this month was taken into custody Nov. 16. Joseph Daniel Spence, 39, is facing charges of fleeing and eluding police, two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and […]
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Accidents, News November 25th, 2016 by

Blountstown woman killed, another injured in SR 71 crash

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A 97-year-old Blountstown woman was killed Nov. 15 and another seriously injured when their car struck a tractor in Jackson County. The deceased was identified as Mildred Strawn. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, Strawn was a passenger in a 2009 Mercury Marquis driven by her daughter, […]
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Arrests, News November 18th, 2016 by

After hitting two vehicles and running patrol cars off the road Blountstown shooting suspect stopped after chase in Bay Co.

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A suspect in a Sunday night shooting in Blountstown is in custody after leading deputies on a chase in Panama City Sunday night. Derrick Devon Lane, Jr., 24, of Panama City was arrested after fleeing a traffic stop, running two red lights, forcing one deputy off the road and striking two […]
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Arrests, News November 18th, 2016 by

Blountstown man shot in front of Yates Street home

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The Blountstown Police Department (BPD)  is investigating a Sunday night shooting that left one man hospitalized and another behind bars in Bay County on unrelated charges.  Two to three other men believed to have been at the scene have yet to be identified. Rufus Cargile, 31, was taken by private […]
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News November 18th, 2016 by

Firefighters come together to help one of their own with Boot Drive

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Firefighters took to the streets Saturday for a Boot Drive to help one of their own who was recently hit with a life-threatening illness that has resulted in the loss of his job as well as his insurance coverage. Ricky Hires, 57, fell ill on Aug. 13.  After seeing numerous […]
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News November 16th, 2016 by

One Blountstown woman killed, another seriously injured in SR 71 crash

by Teresa Eubanks, Calhoun-Liberty Journal A 97-year-old Blountstown woman was killed Tuesday afternoon and another seriously injured when their car struck a tractor in Jackson County. The deceased was identified as Mildred Strawn. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, Strawn was a passenger in a 2009 Mercury Marquis driven by Marie Granger, […]
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Accidents, Fires November 11th, 2016 by

Vehicle overturns & burns just off SR 71 on Saturday

Two people escaped with minor injuries after a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander overturned and burned in Calhoun County Saturday afternoon.  The vehicle was en route to Port St. Joe around 2:15 p.m. CT  on SR 71, about two miles south of Blountstown, when the driver lost control.   The vehicle began rolling end-over-end until reaching a […]
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Arrest Reports, Arrests August 18th, 2017 by

Man arrested for attempting to run down wife with car

A 23-year-old man was charged with aggravated assault after Blountstown Police Dept. Lt. Timothy Partridge saw him drive onto the sidewalk and try to run a woman down with his car. Partridge and BPD Officer Christian Smith responded to a call reporting an altercation between a white male and female on North Pear Street, just […]

UPDATE ON AUG. 16 FATALITY PEDESTRIAN KILLED WED. ON SR 20 WAS FROM PLANT CITY

by Teresa Eubanks, Editor Calhoun-Liberty Journal The man killed when he was struck by a car in Liberty County early Wednesday evening has been identified as a 45-year-old male from Plant City but his name is being withh[...]

WOMAN INJURED IN HEAD-ON COLLISION WITH TRACTOR-TRAILER IN BLOUNTSTOWN EARLY THURS.

from the Calhoun-Liberty Journal A woman was taken by emergency helicopter to an area hospital after a head-on collision between the car she was driving and a semi truck early this morning. from the Calhoun-Liberty Journ[...]

Teen charged in stabbing incident

A 16-year-old Calhoun County youth is facing a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after he allegedly stabbed a man in the back during a domestic altercation on Nov. 17. According to the report, a deputy ar[...]

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Speeding stop results in arrest for possession of controlled substance

A drive through Calhoun County ended with a trip to the county jail for a Clearwater man, who was found to be in possession of an unspecified amount of cocaine, some pills, less than 20 grams of marijuana and a pistol. D[...]

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Altha man charged with attempting to strike police chief and officer’s cars during pursuit

An Altha man who fled an attempted traffic stop and later reached speeds of over 100 mph as he disappeared down SR 20 earlier this month was taken into custody Nov. 16. Joseph Daniel Spence, 39, is facing charges of flee[...]

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Blountstown woman killed, another injured in SR 71 crash

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A 97-year-old Blountstown woman was killed Nov. 15 and another seriously injured when their car struck a tractor in Jackson County. The deceased was identified as Mildred Strawn. Accordi[...]

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After hitting two vehicles and running patrol cars off the road Blountstown shooting suspect stopped after chase in Bay Co.

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A suspect in a Sunday night shooting in Blountstown is in custody after leading deputies on a chase in Panama City Sunday night. Derrick Devon Lane, Jr., 24, of Panama City was arrested[...]

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Blountstown man shot in front of Yates Street home

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The Blountstown Police Department (BPD)  is investigating a Sunday night shooting that left one man hospitalized and another behind bars in Bay County on unrelated charges.  Two to thr[...]

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Firefighters come together to help one of their own with Boot Drive

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Firefighters took to the streets Saturday for a Boot Drive to help one of their own who was recently hit with a life-threatening illness that has resulted in the loss of his job as well [...]

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One Blountstown woman killed, another seriously injured in SR 71 crash

by Teresa Eubanks, Calhoun-Liberty Journal A 97-year-old Blountstown woman was killed Tuesday afternoon and another seriously injured when their car struck a tractor in Jackson County. The deceased was identified as Mild[...]

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Vehicle overturns & burns just off SR 71 on Saturday

Two people escaped with minor injuries after a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander overturned and burned in Calhoun County Saturday afternoon.  The vehicle was en route to Port St. Joe around 2:15 p.m. CT  on SR 71, about two mile[...]

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Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty and Franklin counties make announcement Tuesday Gulf to Gadsden Freight Logistics Zone established to bring industry into area

Hosford - Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty, and Franklin counties announce the establishment of the Gulf to Gadsden Freight Logistics Zone (FLZ) Tuesday while meeting at the GP plant in Hosford. A FLZ is a grouping of activities a[...]

Liberty Commission July 6 workshop & regular meeting

Official minutes from the July 6, 2017 workshop and regular meeting of the Liberty County Commission as recorded by the board secretary WORKSHOP 5:30 p.m. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Dexter Barber.  Pres[...]

Minutes from the July 11 Liberty Co. School Bd. meeting

Official minutes from the July 11, 2017 regular meeting of the Liberty Co. School Board as recorded by the board secretary. MEETING OPENING Chairwoman Tina Tharpe called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Members present [...]

Liberty Co. Commission budget discussion held July 21

Official minutes from the July 21, 2017 budget meeting of the Liberty Commission as recorded by the board secretary The meeting was called to order by Chairman Dexter Barber.  Present at the meeting were Commissioners D[...]

Legals – Aug. 16, 2017

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that DONALD J. SHEMWELL, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.  The certificate number and yea[...]

Brothers arrested with marijuana in separate traffic stops

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Two Hosford residents are facing charges after a little more than four ounces of marijuana was found in their vehicle during an Aug. 4 traffic stop just before 5 p.m. Liberty County Sher[...]

Teens charged with stealing car, taking it for a joy ride

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Three teenagers have been arrested and a warrant has been issued for a fourth after a stolen car was abandoned at a trailer park following a joy ride in Calhoun County, according to a re[...]