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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 […]

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 […]

Cottonmouth tries to steal fish from line

Chad Copeland of Bristol may have caught it but he almost didn’t get to keep it after a snake tried to steal something from his line during a fishing trip on March 31. He and his wife, Ashlee, were enjoying a family outing with their two daughters, Breanna, 5, and 3 1/2-year-old Brayden, along with […]

Sheriff’s Office releases report on death of Tranum McLemore

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor BRISTOL - The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office released the report on the death of Tranum McLemore Tuesday afternoon. Sheriff Donnie Conyers said he is satisfied that McLemore, who was found facedown on his bedroom floor with three bullet wounds ­– one to his left arm, one behind his right ear […]

Brother asks for new investigation

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Dothan, AL man has a lot of questions about the night his half-brother, Tranum McLemore, 35, died at the Bristol home where he lived with his wife, Winter, and their three young daughters, who are two, five and 10 years old. He has asked the governor’s office to open […]

Reagan gets a big surprise when dad visits her class

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Five-year-old Reagan Bilbo got the surprise of her young life when her father, who is serving overseas with the Army National Guard, stepped through the door of her kindergarten classroom at Tolar School in Bristol last week. “She hasn’t seen him since he left for Afghanistan six months ago,” said […]

McLemore’s brother, uncle both question account of shooting

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Klenton McLemore, whose brother, Tranum McLemore died at his Bristol home last week in what authorities say was a suicide, finds it hard to believe he took his own life. In television interviews Monday night, he said that “something just doesn’t add up.” He points to the fact that Tranum’s […]