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Commission grants oil company’s request to amend comp. plan

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The Calhoun County Commission voted 4-0 to amend the Calhoun County Comprehensive Plan and the county’s land development code at Tuesday night’s meeting in Blountstown. Those voting in favor were Chairman Danny Wise, Darrell McDougald, Jeral Hall and Gene Baily.   Commissioner Dennis Jones,  who had previously voted against the […]

Bristol man killed in crash Monday night on CR 274 in Jackson County

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A single-vehicle crash claimed the life of a Liberty County man Monday night. Robert Hodge, 51, of Bristol was pronounced dead at the scene after being ejected from his vehicle on a Gadsden County road around 11 p.m., according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). Hodge was […]

Investigators believe Lacey Ammons Kirkpatrick died Tuesday; cause of death not yet known Woman’s body found behind Telogia home

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor TELOGIA - Investigators are trying to determine what caused the death of a woman who was found face down in a wooded area behind a Telogia home shortly before noon Friday. She was identified as 30-year-old Lacey Ammons - also known as Lacey Kirkpatrick - according to Capt. John Summers […]

Man who discovered body feared it was his granddaughter

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor TELOGIA - Surgery on an injured hand had kept Billy Bodiford from mowing his yard for three or four weeks but when he finally felt well enough to go outside to do the job Friday, he got the shock of his life. The 63-year-old man, who has previously suffered four […]

Body located behind Telogia home identified

from the Calhoun-Liberty Journal The body of a woman found in the woods behind a Telogia home Friday has been identified as Lacey Ammons, 30, according to Lt. John Summers of the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office. An autopsy performed Saturday showed no sign of trauma to the body, Summers said. “There was no gunshot wound,” […]

Woman’s body discover hidden in weeds behind Telogia home

from the Calhoun-Liberty Journal The body of a woman was discovered face down in waist-high weeds behind a Telogia home Friday morning. The discovery was made a man who had gone outside to mow his back yard and noticed the body a short distance from his home, according to Lt. John Summers of the Liberty […]

Fire guts Blountstown home early Saturday morning

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor After noticing the beep of a dying battery in a smoke detector early last week, Donna Dawsey, 46, said she replaced it and put up three new alarms in the wood-frame home she shares with her son, Dean Dawson, 27,  and her three-year-old granddaughter, Sophia. A few days later, she […]

Lack of candidates means no election for City of Bristol

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The election scheduled for Nov. 14 to select three council members, a mayor and town clerk for the City of Bristol will not be held since there are no contested seats following the end of the qualifying period. Mayor Steve Cutshaw will serve another term, as will City Clerk Robin […]

Alice Marie Reed

BRISTOL - Alice Marie Reed, infant daughter of Jacob and Jessie Leach Reed of Bristol, passed away Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 in Tallahassee. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Kim Leach and great-great-grandfather, Arthur Leach. Survivors include her parents; her grandparents, Marilyn and Archie Harris of Bristol and Kathy Herring of Tallahassee; great-grandparents, […]

German family wind up in the right place at the right time Stranded evacuees get help from Bristol couple

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The frightening stories about Hurricane Irma rampaging through Florida left one Bristol resident with a real desire to be of help. Joni Read had told her husband Donnie she had been praying for a way to make a difference for a family in need.  When the two went to the […]