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Family traveling overseas seeks help finding dog lost in Bristol

To the editor, My daughter and I are on vacation in Australia while my husband is here on business. We left our two dogs in the care of my daughter’s father while we are gone. One of the dogs, a 3-year-old female Golden Retriever mix named Belle, suffers from a seizure disorder and takes eight […]

Town Hall meeting filmed in Hosford for an upcoming episode of ‘Finding Bigfoot’

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor People from surrounding counties gathered to share some unusual stories with the crew from Animal Planet’s “Finding Bigfoot” series last week at the Wesleyan Church in Hosford. Some fans of the show joined local folks who described encounters with something they can’t quite explain for the Town Hall segment featured […]

Teacher invites ‘Finding Bigfoot’ crew member to speak with kids at Hosford

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Hosford School Science Teacher Jason White didn’t really expect a response. When he learned a crew from “Finding Bigfoot,” a show on Animal Planet network, would be filming in the area soon, he decided to give it a shot. “We had just finished a section on genetics and evolution,” he […]

Bigfoot researcher talks with students

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Whether or not you believe in Bigfoot, you can be sure of one thing: Tyler Bounds loves his job. “I’m getting paid to go around the country to camp with friends to go look for Bigfoot,” he says. Although he’s listed as a production associate in the show credits for […]

Visitors come from all over to enjoy a ride on Bristol’s Veterans Memorial Railroad

Story and photos by Liliane Parbot, contributing writer Bristol hides a big secret from many newcomers, but once uncovered, it generates many a “Whoa” of admiration. Perhaps, the Veterans Memorial Railroad would not come as a surprise in the area of Disney World, but in a community of the size of Bristol, it really brings […]

Finding Bigfoot; Animal Planet crew visits Torreya Park to prepare for filming

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A three-member location scouting group from the Animal Planet program “Finding Bigfoot” is visiting four counties in the Florida Panhandle this week, including Liberty County, to make preparations to film a new episode of the series. The upcoming program is expected to feature footage from a Crawfordville father and son […]

Pioneer Settlement says goodbye to Midnight the Cat

Of course, Midnight the Cat was from the animal world but he magically reached so many of us in the human race. He lived his life at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement and was well known by most everyone who visited the Settlement. He was part of the work staff and would walk along with the […]

Ninety-year-old veteran enjoys ‘one more ride’ The Memphis Belle comes to Tallahassee on national tour

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor “I wanted to go one more time,” said Capt. Albert J. Lane, a 90-year-old veteran now living in Jackson County who came to see the Memphis Belle B-17 bomber that made a stop in Tallahassee Monday. It’s been 65 years since he was in such an aircraft. He was just […]

Mom and twin fawns

Merle and Verna Headings, who live near Altha, found this image on their game camera this past weekend. A mother deer and her twin fawns were caught on camera in their front yard at 12:34 a.m. Friday. “We did not see them for a week. We were a little worried, as we had seen their […]