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Altha couple hospitalized after crash in Panama City

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor An Altha couple was taken went to Bay Medical Center with serious injuries following back-to-back accidents in Panama City on June 7, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol. Joseph E. Switzer, 74, and his wife, Irmgard, 71,  were at the intersection of Transmitter Road and U.S. 98 […]

Marjorie McClellan Wood

BLOUNTSTOWN - Marjorie McClellan Wood, 81, of Blountstown, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Panama City. Born in Blountstown, Sep. 13, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Earnest Admiral and Ida Belle Cook McClellan. She was the valedictorian of Blountstown High School Class of 1953. She was a devoted wife, mother, and […]

Liberty County Rocks

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Who knew a painted rock could make people happy? Local folks are finding that out as they discover strategically placed decorative stones around the community. It’s called “Liberty County Rocks.” It’s a simple idea, takes little time and cost virtually nothing.   Your only limit is your imagination, and if […]

Chipola College team brings home national baseball championship

GRAND JUNCTION, CO — The Chipola College Indians defeated San Jacinto 15-6 to win the NJCAA National Baseball Championship on Saturday, June 3. Trailing 5-4 through five innings, No. 1 Chipola went on to score 11 unanswered runs over the final four frames to win, led by winning relief pitcher Ryan Shauger, the Chipola bullpen […]

Three-year-old found dead at Hosford home

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The body of a three-year-old boy has been sent to the medical examiner’s office in Tallahassee to determine the cause of his unexpected death last week. Little Noah Calhoun Everett Staton was at his home in Hosford with his mother, Linda Angel Smith, Thursday morning.  Noah had been watching television […]

Altha couple hurt after back-to-back accidents Wednesday

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor An Altha couple was taken to Bay Medical Center with serious injuries following back-to-back accidents in Panama City on June 7, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol. Joseph E. Switzer, 74, and his wife, Irmgard, 71,  were at the intersection of Transmitter Road and U.S. 98 around […]

Wreck caused by unknown driver violating right-of-way FHP CONCLUDES INVESTIGATION INTO LIBERTY DEPUTY’S CRASH

from Sheriff Eddie Joe White, On the night of May 27, 2017 at approximately 9:30 PM, a Liberty County Sheriff’s Office vehicle driven by Deputy Sheriff Deason was involved in a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of State Road 20 and State Road 65 in Hosford. At the time of the accident, Deputy Deason […]

Attorney raises questions about Hosford crash

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The father-in-law of a man whose 2006 GMC Sierra was hit by a deputy’s truck in Hosford Saturday night said the initial report given by the Florida Highway Patrol was inaccurate in failing to show that 26-year-old Travis Strain and one of his passengers were injured. Tallahassee attorney Patrick Murphy […]

Bristol man killed in head-on crash in Gadsden County

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Bristol man was killed when an oncoming car crossed the center line of the road and struck his vehicle head-on in Gadsden County on May 24, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The fatality was identified as Paul Griffin, 33. Griffin was northbound on SR 267 at 12:14 p.m. […]

Two crashes, two taken to hospital after fleeing suspect speeds into Liberty County

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Tallahassee woman fleeing Leon County deputies was seriously injured after driving into a tree while a Liberty County Deputy dispatched to Hosford to locate her sustained a cut and bruises when another vehicle pulled into his path and forced him to take evasive action, according to a report from […]