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Calhoun Co. man seriously injured in Monday wreck

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A 20-year-old man injured in a single vehicle accident Monday in Calhoun County remains in critical condition at Bay Medical Center. Nathan D. Dunham, who had just moved from Blountstown to Altha, left home around 4 a.m. and was heading to Alford to meet with his boss for work. He […]

Attempted lane change on I-10 leaves two vehicles on guardrail

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A 74-year-old woman was hospitalized with serious injuries after she attempted to turn off I-10 at the last minute but instead drove into the path of an oncoming semi in the outside lane Tuesday morning in Jackson County. Anita Kay Bishop of Council Bluffs, Iowa was eastbound along the interstate […]

Legals – Nov. 22, 2017

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2017-CP-37 In Re the Estate of PEARL M. LASSETER, Deceased. ______________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of PEARL M. LASSETER, deceased, whose date of death was July 14, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Liberty County, Florida, Probate […]

Body of missing boy recovered from lake

The body of 10-year-old John Skylar Brogdon-Marr,  who was ejected from a boat during an accident on Lake Talquin on Saturday, Nov. 4,  was recovered  Nov. 8 by officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The boy and his uncle, Juan Tipper, 55, who is his legal guardian, collided with another boat […]

Bristol dentist installs solar array at office to keep lights burning andl drills turningl

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor He started off with two solar panels, a battery backup and a charge controller to take his freezer off the grid and keep his food frozen by utilizing one of Florida’s greatest natural resources - the sun. That was over a year ago. He did a lot of research, which […]

Liberty Commission votes to keep inmate crews from using restrooms at parks

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The restrooms in Liberty County parks are off limits to inmates on work crews following a unanimous vote by the Liberty County Commission at last week’s meeting in Bristol. The issue came up at Thursday’s regular meeting after the board learned that just one day earlier, packages of cigarettes and […]

City of Bristol Tentative Millage & Budget Hearing held Sept. 25

Official minutes from the Sept. 25, 2017 tentative millage & budget hearing of the City of Bristol as recorded by the City Clerk Chairman Woody Stewart called this meeting to order and opened the Tentative Millage and Budget Hearing with Council members John Ritter, Brigham S. Shuler, James Kersey, Jr., and Ellen R. Lewis present. […]

Tolar student missing after Lake Talquin boating accident

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Recovery efforts continued Tuesday at Lake Talquin as divers searched for the body of a 10-year-old boy thrown into the water during a boating accident Saturday. The boy and his uncle, Juan Tipper, 55, who is his legal guardian, collided with another boat the morning of Oct. 4. Tipper was […]

Early a.m. fire destroys Altha Auto Parts store

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A massive blaze tore through the Altha Auto Parts building on SR 71 early Friday morning, destroying the two-year-old building and most of its contents. A passing motorist reported seeing smoke coming from the store around 12:53 a.m. Oct. 27. When Altha Fire Chief Scott Waldorff arrived, “Fire was coming […]

Hosford recycling business burns

Four fire departments, Liberty EMS and the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office responded to a blaze at Kyle’s Recycling on SR 65 South in Hosford shortly before midnight Monday. They arrived to find a roaring fire consuming the office building and a semi-trailer at the site. The flames also damaged or destroyed other items on the […]