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St. Joe announces agreement to sell 382,834 acres of timberland

WATERSOUND - The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) (the “Company”) today announced that it has entered into a sales agreement (the “Sales Agreement”) with AgReserves, Inc., a Utah corporation, to sell approximately 382,834 acres of its non-strategic timberland and rural land in Northwest Florida for $565 million. The final price is subject to an adjustment […]

Chris Wise honored with community service award at Badcock conference

W.S. Badcock Corporation recently held their semi-annual dealer meeting in Savannah, Georgia, where they recognized top performing associate dealers, corporate store managers, and suppliers. Chris Wise, owner of Badcock & More in Blountstown, Eastpoint, and Port St. Joe, received the Wogan S. Jr. Community Service Award. This award is given to the Associate Dealer who […]

Beware of property deed scam charging $89

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor An offer to provide a copy of their deed has been mailed to several Liberty County residents, urging recipients to return a coupon - along with a check for $89 - for a “complete property profile.” The problem? You can get the same thing at your local Clerk’s Office for […]

Sunset Eagle Aviation opens at the Calhoun Co. Airport

A family-owned business that began operations in Bonifay is spreading its wings with a move to a larger facility at the Calhoun County Airport. Michael and Linda Hall of Panama City started Sunset Eagle Aviation in January at the Tri County Airport in Holmes County before coming to the Blountstown area. The couple’s two sons […]

First Federal opens 2nd Marianna location

Garrett Grimsley, Marianna Market Manager for First Federal Bank, gets ready to cut the ribbon during the Aug. 14 ceremony to open the bank’s newest location in Marianna on Lafayette Street. First Federal now has two offices along U.S. 90, known as Marianna East and (above) Marianna West. Holding the ribbon at far left is […]

DJJ announces closure of Bristol Youth Academy

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice is closing Bristol Youth Academy (BYA), citing the decline in need for residential commitment beds. BYA opened in 2000 to work with male juvenile offenders from 14 to 18 years of age, providing boys a place to live and continue their education during their […]

Cadence Bank to end service at Bristol branch

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The Bristol branch of Cadence Bank will be closing its doors Nov. 18. In a letter sent out last week, bank representative Anna Harris urged current customers to continue their business with the bank’s main office in Blountstown, which she pointed out, is “less than five miles away.” Harris also […]

Area’s newest business holds ribbon-cutting

Chamber members and community supporters gathered to celebrate the opening of Blountstown’s newest business, Rivertown Mercantile on Thursday. Owner Carole Pope is shown at far left with her husband, Jim, along with Barbara Wilson and Dana Foster, who both have shops of their own inside the building. Read more about this unique business in next […]