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Archive for the ‘Agency Press Releases’

Warrant issued for man wanted for selling meth

Authorities are looking for a Blountstown man alleged to be a crystal methamphetamine distributor following a recent investigation in Calhoun County. According to information from the Calhoun-Liberty Drug Task Force, a warrant has been issued for the arrest of John Holland, 51, for one count sale of a controlled substance and one count sale of […]

Investigators search for missing Liberty County man

TALLAHASSEE – Deputies with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office and agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are asking for the public’s help locating Dexter Bernard Monroe, Jr., who was last seen Monday afternoon leaving his Tallahassee job, in the Southwood area, wearing a blue and red plaid shirt with black pants. Mr. Monroe, […]

Advisory: scheduled water outage for city of Blountstown

Beginning Monday, Sept. 22 at 10 p.m. CT, the City of Blountstown will conduct nightly scheduled water outages during the connection of a new water main. Estimated times of outages is 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. As required by the State, due to the outages, the City is issuing a Boil Water Notice to ALL […]

Gov. OKs funding for new school in Altha

CALHOUN COUNTY – Calhoun County Superintendent of Schools Ralph Yoder announced that the funding for the construction of a new Altha School received the nod of approval from Governor Rick Scott and the 2014 Florida Legislature. The funding was included in the budget passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor Scott on June 2, […]

New administrator hired at Liberty Co. Jail; other changes being considered

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor   A new administrator is now overseeing the Liberty County Jail, according to Undersheriff Brian Langston.   Langston, who was hired by Liberty County Sheriff Nick Finch a little over two months ago, said Joyce Arnold of Vernon began work Jan. 30. He said she was referred to his agency […]

U.S. Supreme Court rules in State’s favor in Liberty County ‘Dog Sniff’ case

TALLAHASSEE — The United State Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in favor of the State of Florida in Florida v. Clayton Harris, deciding that police dog Aldo’s sniff constituted probable cause for Liberty County K-9 Officer William Wheetley to search Clayton Harris’ vehicle for illegal drugs. The Court’s decision is important to law enforcement officers throughout […]

Florida DOC launches new ALERT notification service

Tallahassee –The Florida Department of Corrections is launching a new automated system to alert residents living near a state correctional facility in the event of an emergency. The new ALERT Notification Service will keep residents informed of prison escapes, and can also be used in other emergency situations, such as when an Amber or Silver […]

Technology “Geeks” to Convene in Florida Panhandle Town; Local public agencies to get glimpse of new Broadband Network

from Opportunity Florida BLOUNTSTOWN - Two centuries ago, this early town on the western bank of the Apalachicola River was a center for trade. Local Native Americans bartered goods to English and American trading companies and those goods flowed north to Columbus, Georgia and south to the Gulf of Mexico, for distribution throughout North America […]

Continued Dryness, Continued Risk

Few of us would argue that wildfire is a year round threat in Florida. Heavy coastal winds, low humidity, continuing dry conditions, and frequency of rainfall are a few of the elements that contribute to this risk One tool used by the Florida Forest Service to indicate the dryness of the soil and surface fuels […]