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Passenger hurt when vehicle starter crashes through windshield

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Panama City man has undergone two surgeries and is facing more after suffering a severe arm injury in a freak accident Friday in Calhoun County. John David Bush, 45, was a passenger in a westbound 2017 Jeep being driven by a co-worker, when an eastbound pickup towing another truck […]

Sadie Mae Paul

BLOUNTSTOWN - Sadie Mae Paul, 83, of Blountstown, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017 in Blountstown. She was born Sept. 26, 1933 in Bonifay, and had lived in Blountstown since 1969. She worked for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for 25 years and also worked at Hartford Shirt Factory in Hartford, AL […]

Passenger injured when vehicle starter flies through windshield

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A passenger in a westbound Jeep was badly injured when an automotive starter believed to have fallen from a passing vehicle crashed through the front windshield and nearly severed his arm. The Jeep was traveling on SR 20 in Calhoun County just past Reeder Road, heading for the Bay-Calhoun County […]

Motorcyclist seriously injured when car turns into his path

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A 60-year-old Destin resident suffered serious injuries after his motorcycle collided with a car Saturday in Clarksville. According to the FHP report, David Patrick Brennan was westbound on SR 20 around 2 p.m. when an eastbound car, driven by Heather Ann Vaughn, 27, of Panama City, attempted to make a […]

Mission trip an eye-opening experience for Blountstown woman

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor They live in poverty, have few if any possessions and what they do own, they’ve scrounged from the town dump. Yet what made the biggest impression on Adronna Kombrinck during her recent trip to Puerto Cabezas in Nicaragua was how happy everyone seemed to be. She visited an orphanage with […]

Woman critically injured in SR 12 N crash Monday night

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Panama City woman was Life Flighted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital after being critically injured in a wreck on SR 12 N in Liberty County Monday night. Emergency workers called to the scene discovered 25-year-old Elizabeth Thompson unconscious in the driver’s seat of her 2004 Mazda Tribute, which had landed […]

Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office ***Missing Person Alert***

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office,  along with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, are investigating a missing/endangered person complaint. On Feb. 14 an extended relative of Anthony Curtis York, aka Tony York, a 43-year-old white male, of Alford, had not been seen or heard from since approximately September of 2016. The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) of […]

Vietnam vet presented with Quilt of Valor in Saturday ceremony

from VFW Post #12010 BRISTOL - Vietnam veteran Army Spec 4 Charlie Brake was honored Saturday afternoon at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center with the Quilt of Valor. On hand for the award were numerous fellow members of VFW Post 12010 and other friends. Special guests were two soldiers who had fought alongside Charlie in […]

Seeing America, one veteran at a time Man on a tractor raising funds to help our wounded veterans

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor At the age of 69, you’d think C. Ivan Stoltzfus would like to take it easy for awhile. After all, he’s taken time off from his work as an auctioneer and real estate broker to do a little traveling.  He’s looking forward to seeing America, meeting people and discovering something […]

Marianna teen killed in Sunday crash

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Marianna teenager driving home from Tallahassee Sunday evening died after her car went off the road and struck a tree. Sydney Holland, 18, was southbound on CR 269 in Gadsden County around 8:10 p.m. when she lost control of her 2011 Honda Accord after entering a curve, according to […]