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Flu cases surging here in the past week

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The flu is taking its toll on this area with 264 new cases reported in Calhoun and Liberty County in the past week, according to Calhoun-Liberty Health Department R.N. Supervisor Joanna Peacock. Two hundred cases were reported by Calhoun Liberty Hospital while an additional 64 were diagnosed at Calhoun Liberty […]

Liberty County races already have four candidates; One incumbent files to run in Calhoun County Candidates begin filing intent to seek office in upcoming election

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Candidates have started filing their intent to seek office in the upcoming Primary Election, which will be held Tuesday, Aug. 28. The positions of county judge, three seats on the school board and two county commissioner spots will be on the ballot. CALHOUN COUNTY In Calhoun County, the District 3, […]

Beck found not guilty of molestation in 2-day trial

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A man accused of molesting a young girl for several years was found not guilty by a six-member Liberty County jury last week after a two-day trial. The jury returned a verdict in just under four hours after asking several questions and requesting to review testimony. A relative of the […]

Vehicles collide after one runs stop sign

by Journal Editor, Teresa Eubanks A driver was charged with failure to obey a stop sign, driving a vehicle in unsafe conditions and no proof of insurance after a collision with another car at 11th Street and SR 20 in Blountstown just after noon on Monday. William Edward Baggett, 45, of Blountstown was cited for […]

New ANF District Ranger wants to increase timber harvesting

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Members gathered for Monday night’s annual Liberty County Chamber of Commerce meeting got some good news for a county filled with timber cutters, sawmill workers and truck drivers: The new Apalachicola National Forest (ANF) District Ranger wants to increase timber harvesting. Ranger Clint Davis, who works out of the district […]

Kathyann “Diana” Wood

TALLAHASSEE - Kathyann “Diana” Wood, 61, of Tallahassee, beloved wife, sister, and aunt passed away peacefully early in the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Survivors include her husband, of 43 years, Albert Wood of Tallahassee; her sisters, Sue Coxwell of Blountstown, Juliann Lynn and Cameron Hasting, both of Pensacola and Donna Lee of Jackson […]

Blountstown man dies after passing out on sidewalk

by Teresa Eubanks, Editor Calhoun-Liberty Journal BLOUNTSTOWN - A man who was found unconscious on the sidewalk outside a convenience store Monday later died despite efforts by customers and EMS to revive him, according to Blountstown Police Chief Mark Mallory. A police officer and ambulances were dispatched to the 20406 Central Ave. West at Texaco […]

Altha man killed in single-vehicle crash Saturday evening

by Teresa Eubanks, Editor Calhoun-Liberty Journal An Altha man suffered fatal injuries after losing control of his vehicle while traveling southwest on NW Walter Potts Road early Saturday evening, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). Wayne Anthony Luke, 67, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 6 p.m. wreck by […]

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 […]