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Rufus Solomon

BRISTOL - Rufus Solomon, 89, of Bristol, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 at Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on Aug. 23, 1928 in Bristol to Henry Jack and Amelia Solomon. He was employed by Reichold Chemical Company for 27 years. Subsequent to that, he was employed by the Tallahassee Democrat and […]

John Willis “J.W.” Bailey

BLOUNTSTOWN - John Willis (J.W.) Bailey, 79, of Blountstown passed away Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 in Blountstown. J.W was born on July 22, 1938 in Calhoun County to the late John Milton Bailey and Nona Lee (Dawson) Bailey. He had lived in Panama City for most of his life. He had worked for the Blountstown […]

George Elbert Marshall Sr.

DADE CITY - George Elbert Marshall Sr., 74, of Dade City, passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 at his home under the care of Gulfside Hospice. He was born July 19, 1943 in Altha to the late Jessie Elbert and Sarah Thelma Marshall. He moved to Dade City 48 years ago from Blountstown and retired […]

Kincer charged with 4 counts of aggravated assault on officers

 by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The man who was shot after fleeing from law enforcement officers last week is now in custody. After being treated for two gunshot wounds in his left arm, Rickie Joe Kincer, 31, of Altha was released from a Bay County hospital Saturday and booked into the Calhoun County Jail. He […]

Mom arrested for neglecting & abusing baby

 by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A 22-year-old Bristol woman is charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect of a child after her seven-week-old infant suffered a fractured femur. Suspicious injuries from previous weeks were discovered when additional scans were taken of the little girl. Ricki Campbell was arrested last Thursday following an investigation by the […]

Blountstown couple charged with total of 40 counts involving molestation of 2 girls

 by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Blountstown man has been charged with 34 felonies and his wife is facing six on charges relating to the molestation of two young girls. The charges include lewd or lascivious conduct, lewd or lascivious exhibition, lewd and lascivious molestation as well as false imprisonment. The husband is also charged […]

Legals – Oct. 11, 2017

PUBLIC AUCTION BRISTOL 66 TOWING AND RECOVERY Bristol 66 Towing and Recovery will hold a Public Auction on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at 1 p.m. ET for the following vehicle: 2010 Chrysler Sebring - Black VIN # 1C3BC5EDHAN159847 Auction will be held at Bristol 66 Storage on Hoecake Road off Hwy. 20 East, one-half mile […]

Legals – Oct. 4, 2017

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE MALLORY TOWING & RECOVERY, INC. Mallory Towing & Recovery, Inc. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at 2 p.m. CT at 18114 STATE ROAD 20 W BLOUNTSTOWN, FL 32424−4834, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. 2005 FORD TAURUS […]

Fire guts Blountstown home early Saturday morning

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor After noticing the beep of a dying battery in a smoke detector early last week, Donna Dawsey, 46, said she replaced it and put up three new alarms in the wood-frame home she shares with her son, Dean Dawson, 27,  and her three-year-old granddaughter, Sophia. A few days later, she […]