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Lacy DeSha Sutton Bilbo

BRISTOL - Lacy DeSha Sutton Bilbo, 39, of Bristol, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017.  She was born in Fort Walton Beach on March 12, 1978.  She graduated from Blountstown High School in 1996 and later attended Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, GA and Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee. She worked as a teller at […]

Tigers heading to Class A Championship Game Dec. 7 after defeating Baker 41-21

by Michael DeVuyst, Journal sports writer BAKER - Sometimes the best defense is a strong offense.  The Blountstown Tigers went on the offensive last Friday night in Baker on their way to a 41-21 victory over the Baker Gators (12-1). The Tiger offense was too explosive and multi-dimensional as it churned out 427 yards of […]

Man held without bond after woman thrown out of truck

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A man who allegedly threw his girlfriend out of a pickup truck on Nov. 23 has been charged with domestic battery. Louis Cameron Rogers, 25, of Blountstown was arrested last Thursday afternoon when deputies responded to two reports from witnesses who saw a woman who appeared to have been pushed […]

Woman, 74, charged with hitting CCSO jail employee

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A woman who went to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office to ask about a legal order was arrested after a loud argument and an effort to push her way past a secured door ended with her slapping a jail correctional officer Friday morning. Mary Alice Leonard, 74, of Altha, came […]

LCI officer arrested for smuggling in synthetic marijuana to inmates

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Liberty Correctional Institution (LCI) officer has been charged with 12 counts each of introduction of contraband into a prison and unlawful compensation for official behavior following an investigation by the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC). Ryan Michael Essman, 27, of Chattahoochee was booked into the Liberty County Jail Nov. […]

Legals – Nov. 29, 2017

PUBLIC AUCTION BRISTOL 66 TOWING AND RECOVERY Bristol 66 Towing and Recovery will hold a Public Auction on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 at 1 p.m. ET for the following vehicle: 1992 CHEVROLET CAVALIER WHITE VIN #1G1JC34T8N7295647 Auction will be held at Bristol 66 Storage on Hoecake Road off Hwy. 20 East, one-half mile on left. […]

Lorene J. Sanko

SOUTHPORT - Lorene J. Sanko, 91, of Southport, passed away Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 in Panama City. Born in Opp, AL, Dec. 12, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Pearl Robertson Garrett. She worked in a sewing factory in her younger days and loved to cook for family and friends. She […]

Kalana G. Weeks

BLOUNTSTOWN - Kalana G. Weeks, 63, of Blountstown, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 in Panama City. She was born in Panama City to James Harold Rodgers and Joyce Ann Melvin Rodgers on March 2, 1954. She was a bookkeeper and was a member of Eastern Star for 18 years where she served as secretary […]

Henry H. Daughtrey

BRISTOL - Henry H. Daughtrey 88, of Bristol, passed away Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 at his home. He was a long time resident of Estiffanulga for 37 years, which he loved. He could sit at his back door and get him a deer or squirrel. He was preceded in death by his three children, Ronnie […]

James “Jim” Clary Conner, Jr.

BRISTOL - James “Jim” Clary Conner, Jr., 78, of Bristol, passed away Monday, Nov. 27, 2017.  He was born on Sept. 3, 1939, in Tampa, to James Clary Conner, Sr. and Ruth Merriwether Conner. He graduated from Liberty County High School in Bristol and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1958 where he proudly served […]