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Adoptables, from Alaqua Animal Refuge, Wiz

My full name is Wizard, but you can call me Wiz. I share this name with the famous Wizard of Oz.  I sure wish I was as powerful as that Wizard. My life might have been easier with those powers. Yet, our stories are similar in many ways. Lend me your ear… My story began […]

Adoptables, Sophie

Sophie is a female Poodle/Terrier mix about eight years of age who is looking for the right family to come her way. She came to us as one of the rescues from the August cruelty case and she was pregnant. She was the most perfect mommy to her sweet babies, but they have all found […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]