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Evacuees take shelter from hurricane at Torreya State Park

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Some Florida residents fleeing Hurricane Irma last week found a unique place to seek shelter - Torreya State Park. The Liberty County park was one of several in the panhandle offering free camping sites for storm evacuees who started coming in Friday, Sept. 8. After the park’s 29 campground sites, […]

Blountstown police chief & investigator help out in Houston for five days following Hurricane Harvey

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Before the Florida panhandle was flooded with traffic from Hurricane Irma evacuees, a couple of lawmen from Blountstown traveled to Houston to help out as residents there dealt with rising water, power outages and caring for loved ones after Hurricane Harvey barreled into Texas on Aug. 25. By Thursday, Aug. […]

Former Bristol residents riding out the storm in Texas

Two former Liberty County residents are among those caught in the Texas flooding brought on by Hurricane Harvey.  As of press time, both were well - one taking cover at her home about 45 miles outside Houston while the other has joined a friend taking out a boat to help families in Houston move to […]

Semi to take trailer full of supplies to Texas from Liberty & Calhoun

A local effort is in the works by the citizens of Liberty and Calhoun counties to send a shipment of supplies to those affected by the massive flooding in Texas. An area business has offered the use of a semi truck and trailer to deliver the donations. On Thursday, Aug. 31,  the trailer will be […]

Storm roars through Calhoun County early Tuesday evening

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A severe thunderstorm left its mark Tuesday after fierce straight line winds knocked down trees and pulled out utility lines, dropping them across roads throughout Calhoun County. Many were left without power.  Sheriff Glenn Kimbrel, deputies and emergency crews were patrolling the county looking for storm damage and blocking off […]
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Update On Tates Hell State Forest

Florida Forest Service officials have reassessed the conditions on Tates Hell State Forest. Flood waters and strong currents in many areas still present a real public risk. Therefore, Tates Hell State Forest will remain closed through the weekend and will reopen on Monday, July 2. Have a safe weekend!

Tropical Storm Debby Road Advisory Update

CHIPLEY – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing an update on road and bridge closures and restrictions in Northwest Florida due to Tropical Storm Debby. All rail, airport, transit and seaport facilities are functioning as normal.   Franklin County   · The St. George Island Bridge/State Road (S.R.) 300 is open from Eastpoint […]

Public Notice: Tropical Storm Debby floods roads in Tates Hell State Forest

Due to excessive rains and flooding brought by Tropical Storm Debby, Tates Hell State Forest in Carrabelle has been closed through Friday, June 29. Roads normally used as bypasses in previous storms are currently underwater. An assessment will be done later this week to re-open or partially re-open the forest.

Talquin Outage

We recently lost power from the Lake Bradford Substation and currently have 5685 members without power. We are working as quickly as possible to get services back on.