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Easter Coloring Contest

1. Contest is open to boys and girls ages 4 to 12. 2. Color any or all of the pictures on this page using crayons, colored pencils, poster paints or felt tip markers. Be as creative as you can and have fun! 3.  All entries must be mailed to THE JOURNAL at 11493 NW Summers […]
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Liberty County animal control ordinance outlines penalties for dangerous animals

It may not be well known, but Liberty County does have an animal control ordinance. The 28-page document was approved by the Liberty County Commission on Feb. 9, 1995 and covers the unincorporated areas of the county. Ordinance 95-02 refers to the duties of an animal control officer - which the county does not have […]

Neal Subdivision resident hurt in April 4 dog attack

A 50-year-old Bristol woman is still trying to recover from a serious bite she got while walking around her Neal Subdivision neighborhood last month. “I was just walking, like I’d done many times before,” said Joyce Barker. She was at the intersection of First Street and Second Avenue when a dog suddenly charged out from […]

Bristol man recovering after animal attack while walking at Lake Mystic

A dog attack during a walk around Lake Mystic last week left a Bristol man with 15 to 20 bites, a possible fractured wrist and a schedule for a series of rabies shots. “It was horrific,” said Craig Brinkley, about what happened when three or four dogs came after him during his afternoon walk last […]

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 […]

Catfish Crawl 5K planned Saturday in Blountstown

BLOUNTSTOWN - Forty-seven runners have already registered and many more are expected to take part in Saturday’s first-ever Catfish Crawl 5K in Blountstown, according to the event’s organizer, Ben Hall. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. CT. The fee is $20. The run will start at 8:30 a.m. CT. Registered runners will get a shirt […]

Bristol man sentenced to life after kidnapping conviction

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A man who called 911 and said he found a severely injured woman propped up against a tree in the woods not far from his home in Liberty County was convicted last week of kidnapping and ordered to serve life in prison. Wayne Davis, 43, of Bristol, was given a […]

FDLE to open new investigation into McLemore death in Bristol

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is taking a closer look at the death of Tranum McLemore. The agency was called to the scene the night McLemore’s body was found on the bedroom floor of his Bristol home with three bullet wounds, one in his arm, one behind his right […]

Missionary from Calhoun County shares her travel experiences on trip to Russia

by Ruth AttAway When I told Joel Hathaway that I was going to Russia on a mission trip, he grinned and said, “Well our little redneck country girl goes to Russia.” That was pretty well confirmed when I almost got arrested in the airport in Tallahassee while trying to board my plane. The airport official […]