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Curtis E. Sims

KINARD -Curtis E. Sims, 75, of Kinard passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at his home. He was born Dec. 8, 1942 in Tallahassee to the late William C. and Bertha Martin Sims. He worked in the logging industry and was a member of the Kinard Church of God. He was preceded in death by […]

Jerome Francis “Jerry” Carpenter, Sr.

  BLOUNTSTOWN -Jerome Francis “Jerry” Carpenter, Sr., 80, of Blountstown passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 in Panama City. He was born on May 3, 1937 in Polar Bluff, MO to Tommy Eugene Carpenter and Mary Louise Sykes Carpenter and had lived in Calhoun County for most of his life. He was a retired car […]

Lou Ethel Payne Hannah

TALLAHASSEE -Lou Ethel Payne Hannah, 65, was called from her earthly home to eternal rest on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 in Tallahassee. She was born Nov. 22, 1953 to the proud parents of the late Johnny Lee and Loury Payne in the Hardaway Community of Quincy.  She attended the public schools of Gadsden County. She will […]

Two new candidates join this year’s races

Liberty County gained another new candidate Feb. 8 when Clint Pullam, 42, of Hosford filed his intent to run for the District 5 seat on the School Board.  He is the second person to toss his hat in the ring for this position.  Also running is Charles “Boo” Morris, 42, of Telogia, who filed on […]

LCSO Jail Administrator on leave after allegation

Liberty County Jail Administrator Reggie Ethridge, 63, of Bristol has been placed on administrative leave following a complaint from a third party alleging inappropriate conduct with an inmate, according to Capt. John Summers. On Friday, Feb. 12 the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint alleging criminal misconduct by the jail administrator.  The Sheriff’s Office […]

Library to open temporary office at Veterans Civic Center

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The Harrell Memorial Library in Bristol is scheduled to close their doors at the current Hwy. 12 location on Feb. 28 but will open a temporary site at Veterans Memorial Civic Center beginning March 6, according to Sara Burris, Library Director for the Northwest Regional Library System. She said those […]

Johnson named BHS Head Football Coach

  by Michael Devuyst, contributing writer Blountstown High School Principal Dr. Debbie William, EdD., announced last Thursday night the hiring of their new head football coach Beau Johnson.   “Coach Johnson represents the best fit for Blountstown at this time,” she said.  “He has intimate knowledge of the program after being an assistant here for three […]

Former Judge Bill Wright named new Chief Assistant State Attorney in Calhoun County

The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announced that on Feb, 13, former Circuit Judge William “Bill” Wright joined the State Attorney’s Office. Judge Wright will serve as the Chief Assistant State Attorney in the Calhoun County office. Judge Wright brings extensive experience to the position. He is Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law, and […]

Liberty County Teachers and School-Related Employees of the Year honored

Danielle Summers, an instructor at W.R. Tolar School is Bristol, has been selected as the district wide Teacher of the Year for Liberty County. Stephanie Williams, who works with the school district’s maintenance and transportation office, has been honored as the non-instructional Employee of the Year district wide. Others recognized for their dedication to their […]

William Lyman Kull

ALTHA - William Lyman Kull, Sr., 85, of Altha passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 in Panama City. He was born on Aug. 19, 1932 in Englewood Cliff, NJ to Albert Kull and Mildred West Kull and had lived in Calhoun County for the past 30 years coming from St. Petersburg. He was a construction […]