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Clarksville man, Wewa driver both die in Gulf County crash

Two people are dead after a head-on collision early Saturday morning on SR 386, just north of Grassy Road in Gulf County. The fatal crash happened at 3 a.m. on Sept. 9, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Zachery Lance Porter, 32, of Clarksville was driving a 2007 Ford Mustang north on SR 386 as […]

Women and children lose home when fire destroys rental trailer

A rental home where several people lived with young children was destroyed by fire Friday morning.  The blaze began in the kitchen area and is suspected to be the result of an electrical problem.  Volunteers with the Bristol Fire Dept. responded to the scene at 18890 NW SR 12 N shortly before 8:30 a.m. when […]

Theron Ashley Shiver

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - Theron Ashley Shiver, 91, of North Charleston, SC, passed away Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 in Ft. Walton Beach. He was born on May 20, 1926 in Altha to Ashley Shiver and Mary Parrish Shiver and had lived in North Charleston from 1967 until 2016, then moving to Mary Esther. He was […]

State of emergency declared for Calhoun & Liberty Counties

The Liberty County Emergency Management (LCEM) declared a local state of emergency last night (Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017) to gain access to extra resources needed to address high winds and water levels during the looming Hurricane Irma. In the event Red Cross is needed their estimated response time is 8 hours. W.R. Tolar will be […]

Hurricane Irma creates traffic jam

A steady stream of traffic is passing through Liberty and Calhoun counties as South Florida residents flee Hurricane Irma Friday morning.

Family of four lose everything when home burns

A single mom and her three young daughters lost everything when their rental home in Liberty County was leveled by fire around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The family lived on CR 333 and had been in the process of packing up to move out when they took a break and drove to Bristol, where they […]

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 […]

Fountain woman dies after attack by pit bull

A 76-year-old woman died after being attacked by a pit bull she was looking after for her daughter and son-in-law early Saturday morning. After being injured sometime around 1 a.m., Alicia Malagon called the couple, who were about to leave on a cruise from South Florida. Malagon told them what happened but said she was […]

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 […]