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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 […]

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 […]