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Mom arrested for neglecting & abusing baby

 by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A 22-year-old Bristol woman is charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect of a child after her seven-week-old infant suffered a fractured femur. Suspicious injuries from previous weeks were discovered when additional scans were taken of the little girl. Ricki Campbell was arrested last Thursday following an investigation by the […]

Several used needles and suspected meth residue found Durden charged with operating ‘drug house’ at Hosford home

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A man accused of running what deputies called a “drug house” was charged with maintaining a public nuisance and possession of drug paraphernalia after a search warrant was served on his mobile home, according to a probable cause affidavit filed with the Clerk’s Office. The residence, located on NE SR […]

BHS teacher charged with sending explicit texts to Altha student

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A teacher at Blountstown High School (BHS)  has been charged with sending sexually explicit text messages to a teenage boy. Marquita Nichole Calhoun, 28, of Blountstown was taken into custody early Tuesday at the Calhoun County Jail and later released on her on recognizance.  She began teaching science this year at […]

Teens charged with stealing car, taking it for a joy ride

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Three teenagers have been arrested and a warrant has been issued for a fourth after a stolen car was abandoned at a trailer park following a joy ride in Calhoun County, according to a report from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office. A green four-door Honda Accord was taken from a […]

Woman charged with selling crack

A Blountstown woman has been charged with conspiracy to sell crack cocaine and child abuse after a confidential source working with the Calhoun-Liberty Drug Task Force made two purchases from her that were monitored by investigators. The task force was conducting “buy/walk operations” near Blountstown in April which resulted in the arrest of Josie Kilby, […]

Speeding driver with open bottle of tequila arrested after traffic stop

A man heading home following a night of partying is facing several charges after an FHP Trooper saw him go around another vehicle in a no-passing zone, clocked him traveling 70 mph and spotted an open bottle of tequila in his van. FHP Trooper Wes Harsey was patrolling south along CR 12 at Harvell Street […]

Student charged with battery in bloody fight in LCHS ag classroom

An 18-year-old Liberty County High School student was charged with battery after a fight in the ag shop just before noon Thursday. A student who ran to the office to report the altercation said there was “blood everywhere.” The principal and School Resource Officer Lt. James Lowery found the victim, Tyler Davis, 19, with facial […]