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BFD Chief Hall marks 15 years on the job

In his 15 years on the job, Ben Hall has worn many hats…and once or twice, a skirt (although he likes to call it a kilt). School kids know him from his fire chief helmet but over the years, his closet has held a number of items reflecting his diverse interests and passion for community […]

Bristol 12-year-old wins Wewa Fishing Tournament with 35.03 flathead

There may have been 70 anglers taking part in last weekend’s fishing tournament in Wewahitchka, but a youngster from Bristol put ‘em all to shame after he collected four trophies, four checks and a pile of big flathead catfish. It must have been a heck of a ride home to Bristol for 12-year-old Blake Shuler […]

Dr. Nicholas Barth graduates from Ohio State University Dental School

A 2000 graduate of Blountstown High School, Nicholas Barth went on to earn an RN, AS & AA degrees from Chipola College in 2003 and then a BS in Exercise Physiology from FSU in 2006. He continued his educational pursuits at The Ohio State University Dental School. On June 3 the convocation and hooding ceremony […]

Airman First Class Shane W. McDonald of Wewahitchka graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman First Class Shane W. McDonald graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four […]

Solomon receives plaque in honor of his 36 years with Liberty Co. schools

Gregory Solomon (shown here with Superintendent Sue Summers) was presented with a retirement plaque at last month’s Liberty County School Board meeting in recognition of 36 years of teaching. The Solomon family (Jacqueline, Jamicka, Jasmine and Oneal) invite everyone to celebrate his many years of teaching, coaching and administration in the education profession on Saturday, […]

Hosford man claims $3 million prize with scratch-off lottery ticket

TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announced that Donald Vickers, 60, of Hosford, claimed a $3,000,000 prize in the Gold Rush Tripler Scratch-Off game last week. He chose to receive his winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,950,000. Vickers purchased his winning ticket at Publix, located at 2111 N.E. Capital Circle in Tallahassee. Both Donald […]

Contestants advance to the 2013 Miss Northwest Florida Pageant

Several young ladies vied for the chance to advance to the 2013 Miss Northwest Florida Pageant this weekend at the Miss Choctawhatchee Pageant held at the Holmes County Agriculture Center in Bonifay. Winners include Miss Choctawhatchee, Alexandria Watson; Teen Miss Choctawhatchee, Faith Padgett; Junior Miss Choctawhatchee, Annika Milligan; Little Miss Choctawhatchee, K’Leigh Kitchens; Tiny Miss […]


Ian Skrabal, four, completed his first triathlon in 26:14 on May 20. Ian competed in the five and six-year-old division with a course consisting of a 25 yard swim, one mile bike ride and a 1/4 mile run. It was part of the Tallahassee Youth Triathlon Series through the Livestrong Foundation and the USA Triathlon […]

Junior Lolley named Dispatcher of the Month by Cassidian Communications

TEMECULA, CA —Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America company, is pleased to recognize Junior Lolley from Liberty County, FL, 9-1-1 Communications Center, as the Cassidian Communications Dispatcher of the Month. “One of the reasons Liberty County 9-1-1 is unique is the fact that its lead call taker has been on the job since 1980 and […]

Blake Landrum kills 1st turkey March 11

Blake Landrum, 12, took his first turkey March 11, during the Youth Spring Turkey Hunt. Blake is in seventh grade at Blountstown Middle School. He is the son of Grant Landrum and Crystal Landrum.