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Jury returns not guilty verdict in Ramsey trial Friday afternoon

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A six-member jury was out for just 34 minutes before rendering a not guilty verdict in Friday’s trial of Drew Ramsey, 32, of Bristol. The trial started Friday morning as the state laid out its case against the defendant on a charge of selling methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a […]

BHS Football Head Coach Greg Jordan resigns to lead long-time rival Port St. Joe

by Michael DeVuyst, contributing writer Six weeks after leading his alma mater to the Class A Football State Finals, Blountstown head football coach Greg Jordan has resigned from that position and has been hired to coach the Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks next season. Coach Jordan leaves after 30 plus years of being a Blountstown […]

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 […]

Woman tricks man with fake $100 bill by talking him into giving her change

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A 39-year-old Blountstown woman was charged with fraud and exploitation of the elderly after she reportedly gave a counterfeit $100 bill to a man she asked to make change for her. The 72-year-old victim reported that a woman he knew only as Chrystal asked him to change a $100 bill. […]

Man in custody after battering mom & urging deputies to shoot him

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A 38-year-old Blountstown man was charged with battery and resisting arrest with violence after deputies were called to his home following a disturbance last week. “You better call for someone to help you, he’s too strong,” Stephen Ayers’ mother told Deputy Jessica Page when she arrived at their Blountstown residence […]

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 […]

Legal – Jan. 24, 2018

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 16000138CAMXAX LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE EST ATE OF IRENE J. MYERS, DECEASED; TYLER […]

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 […]