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Archive for the ‘Achievements’

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]