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At age 90 & 91, these two veterans have a few stories to tell about their wartime experiences

STORY AND PHOTOS BY PHIL COALE The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement opened its doors Friday night, July 6 to two American Heroes as the Settlement hosted Senior Master Sgt. James Ayers and Tuskegee Airman Sgt. Cornelius Davis, both retired, to tell stories of their lives including military service to their country. Ayers, 90 and Davis, 91, […]

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 […]

Memorial Day 2012

Those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom were remembered at Monday’s Memorial Day Ceremony held in front of the Calhoun County Courthouse in Blountstown. Speakers included Previous District 2 Cdr. Carl Duncan and Cdr. Gary McGee.

Pvt. Corker graduates from basic training; Pvt. West completes combat training in SC

Army Pvt. Anthony D. Corker has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC. Corker is the son of Elijah Corker III of Rumlin Lane, Gretna and Michelle Corker of Grand Ridge. He is a 2009 graduate of Blountstown High School. Army Pvt. Shonja L. West has graduated from basic combat training at […]

National Letter Carriers Food Drive

The National Association of Letter Carriers held their “Stamp Out Hunger” annual food drive on Saturday, May 12. Local postal employees collected nonperishable food items from almost every customer on their routes. Together, the donations filled more than three of the large sorting hampers used at the Bristol Post Office. Postmaster Ricky Brown said it […]

Fifth graders receive special memento from military dad

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A military dad who visited his son’s class at Tolar School late last year recently surprised the fifth-graders with a special gift when he sent them all Challenge Coins featuring the name and motto of his unit, the U.S. Army Transportation Agency. He also gave the teacher, Laurie Brandon, a […]

Hall graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Brion A. Hall has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, […]

Airman 1st Class Michael Kelly of Blountstown keeping close to home with a copy of the Calhoun-Liberty Journal

Airman First Class Michael Kelley from Blountstown is serving in the U.S. Air Force, currently at Bagram Air Force Base, Afghanistan, stationed at McDill AirForce Base, Tampa. He has been in Afghanistan for two months working seven days a week in light of the recent death of Osama bin Laden. He serves as a military […]

Pvt. Amanda Godwin sings Anthem at awards ceremony

Liberty County’s own Amanda Victoria Godwin has completed Basic Training at Fort Sill, OK. Pvt. Godwin auditioned and chosen to sing the National Anthem for the award ceremonies where she received the coin of excellence from Lieutenant Colonel Smith. Drill Sergeant Roberts said of her: “Soldier works well with peers and has great respect for […]

Prowant completes basic military training

Air Force Airman Tyler A. Prowant 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 credits toward […]