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LCI officers arrested after inmate sprayed & left in closet

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Two correctional officers have been charged after an investigation into the treatment of an inmate at Liberty Correctional Institution who was allegedly doused with pepper spray and left in a supply closet, according to a news release from the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC). Captain Steven Cloud and Sergeant William […]

Total of 219 runners complete Saturday’s Catfish Crawl

Over 200 runners and walkers from as far away as California took the starting command for the 2017 BFD Catfish Crawl 5K run on Saturday, May 20. Of the 260 total registered runners, 219 crossed the finish line and were greeted by local queens and volunteers with a cool towel and a Popsicle! Overall men’s […]

Local veterans enjoy Honor Flight to D.C.

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Decades after serving their country, many of our nation’s oldest veterans are being given the opportunity to take Honor Flights to Washington, D.C. where they tour monuments commemorating those who did not make it back from the same wars in which they fought. Although it may seem like a sad […]

Man dies after hitting tree off CR 12S Tuesday

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash on CR 12S in Bristol that left one man dead Tuesday. The driver’s name was not available at press time, but witnesses at the scene said it appeared to be a man in his early-to-mid 40s. The man was southbound sometime around […]

Man found slumped over in car seat and blocking drive-thru is charged with DUI

A Blountstown man who apparently passed out in his vehicle while blocking the entrance to the drive-thru at McDonald’s was charged with DUI after failing a roadside sobriety test. Patrick Jones, 38, was found slumped over in his seat by Blountstown Police Officer Daisy Holliday around 10:30 p.m. Saturday. He failed to respond when she […]

Boat trip ends with a ride to the jail

Plans for a Sunday afternoon on the river ended up with a trip the Calhoun County Jail for a man in a boat with an expired registration after something else was discovered in his truck. FWC Officer Everette Baber noticed a truck arriving at Jehue Landing with the vessel and stopped to talk with the […]

FHP identifies Tuesday evening crash fatality

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Leonard Jack Johnson II, 52, of Bristol has been identified as the man killed in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday evening in Liberty County, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol. Johnson died after his southbound Ford Ranger pickup crossed the oncoming lane and hit a tree off CR […]

PUBLIC AND LEGAL NOTICES

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECUTION heretofore issued out of the Circuit Court, Liberty County, Florida, Case No. 13-CA-84 on March 20, 2014 in the matter of FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY CREDIT UNION vs JOHN H GREEN, I, Eddie Joe White, As Sheriff of liberty County, Florida, […]

Cherylin “Cherie” Martha Stoltzfus Miller

WOODVILLE - Cherylin “Cherie” Martha Stoltzfus Miller, 63, entered Heavens Gates the afternoon of Wednesday, May 17, 2017. She passed away at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital after bravely battling stomach cancer. Her faith was strong, helping others and being active in the church brought her joy. She was also a Master Gardener and enjoyed reading, sewing, […]

Sarah Beatrice Ross

CLARKSVILLE - Sarah Beatrice Ross, 81, passed peacefully from this world on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at her home in Clarksville, while in the loving care of her daughters. She was born in Red Oak on Oct. 12, 1935 to Tommy L. Dykes and Eloise Virginia Parrish.  Her father died when she was an infant […]