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Nilsa Prowant completes 1st season on MTV reality show in Panama City

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Nilsa’s going back to the beach house. After a quick eight-episode run, former Clarksville resident Nilsa Prowant will reunite with her seven cast mates on MTV’s new reality show, Floribama Shore. Regular watchers of MTV have avidly followed the first short season of the series, which brings together twenty-somethings from […]

Remembering Calhoun Co. native Dr. Earl Montgomery

by Park Trammell, Jr. and Mike Tucker The authors were Earl’s close, life-long friends who attended local schools with him beginning with Calhoun County’s very first public kindergarten in Sept. 1947 through high school graduation in May 1960. Arguably the best all-around student-athlete in the history of Blountstown High School was Earl Montgomery, who passed […]

Estelle Kirkland WILL MARK 90th Birthday

Estelle Kirkland will celebrate her 90th birthday on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Estelle is the wife of the late Leo Kirkland, and mother of Gwen Strickland of Blountstown. She is retired from Bill’s Dollar Store and enjoys gardening.

Kalee Beiler

Kalee Beiler celebrated her ninth birth Tuesday, Jan. 9. Kalee is the daughter of Tiffany and the late Brian Beiler. She is the granddaughter of Toni Corlett, the late Darryl Melvin, Paul Corlett, the late Marvin Beiler and Ralph and Sandra Seaman. Great-grandparents include the late Delbert and Carolyn Melvin, Guilford and Bonnie McDonald and […]

Volunteer firefighters receive their First Responder certification following three-month training program

Liberty County just became a little safer with 21 newly-certified First Responders now ready to help out during emergencies. The people shown here completed 40 hours of training over a three month period with instructors Melissa Peddie, Brian Eddins and Laryus Brown. The group will go on to take part in basic firefighting training which […]

Preston Robert Willoughby Maloy

Wilton Maloy of Cottondale and April Webb of Altha are proud to announce the birth of their son, Preston Robert Willoughby Maloy. He was born Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at 10:18 p.m. at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital weighing 8 lbs., 5 ozs. and measuring 21 inches long. He has two older sisters, Kaitlin and Hailey Maloy. […]

Bristol attorney wins Pro Bono Service Award

from FloridaBar.org Jennifer Wintrode Shuler devotes herself to pro bono legal services wherever she goes – which happens to be a lot of places. As a student at the Santa Clara University School of Law in California, Shuler participated in the school’s Criminal Defense Clinic, helped found the Santa Clara University Innocence Project and volunteered […]

Local students named to Troy’s Chancellor’s and Provost’s List

Troy University is pleased to announce those students who have been named to the Chancellor’s List for the Fall Semester and Term 2 of the 2017/2018 academic year. Full-time undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 semester hours and who earn a grade point average of 4.0 qualify for the Chancellor’s List. Local […]

Bowen Cash Hobbs

Jordan and Jessica Hobbs of Panama City are proud to announce the birth of their son, Bowen Cash Hobbs. He arrived Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at Gulf Coast Medical Center, weighing 8 lbs., 4 ozs. and measuring 21 inches long. His grandparents include Mike and Tammy Swearington of Panama City, Theo and […]

Hurricane cancels one wedding but friends quickly put together another

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor They had planned a nice wedding in scenic Wakulla Springs Saturday and expected at least a hundred guests in attendance, including the bride’s 90-year-old grandfather. The bride’s father is a minister and there was never any question over who would perform the ceremony - until Hurricane Irma stepped up and, […]