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Woman, 74, charged with hitting CCSO jail employee

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A woman who went to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office to ask about a legal order was arrested after a loud argument and an effort to push her way past a secured door ended with her slapping a jail correctional officer Friday morning. Mary Alice Leonard, 74, of Altha, came […]

Kincer charged with 4 counts of aggravated assault on officers

 by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The man who was shot after fleeing from law enforcement officers last week is now in custody. After being treated for two gunshot wounds in his left arm, Rickie Joe Kincer, 31, of Altha was released from a Bay County hospital Saturday and booked into the Calhoun County Jail. He […]

Man walking off SR 20 struck by car and killed

He may not have had any relatives or close friends here, but when the staff at the Calhoun County Jail learned that 45-year-old Victor Sandoval Rivera was killed last week shortly after he was released from their custody, they mourned. Rivera had spent the last three months in their custody on a probation violation for […]

Thurman speeds away from officer, crashes car & flees into woods Friday afternoon

A man wanted on warrants from both Calhoun and Liberty County totaled his car and left behind two passengers after he fled from an officer who recognized him when they passed one another on SR 71 Friday shortly after noon. As of Tuesday, Tommy Thurman, 38, of Altha remains at large. Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office […]

SEARCH FOR SUSPECT UNDERWAY IN WRENNIE MOODY ROAD AREA

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a man who fled as deputies were serving an arrest warrant this afternoon. A dog tracking team has been called out to search on the ground and a helicopter is flying over the area around Wrennie Moody Road to look for James Hathaway. Residents in that […]

Suspect search underway

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a man who fled as deputies were serving an arrest warrant this afternoon. A dog tracking team has been called out to search on the ground and a helicopter is flying over the area around Wrennie Moody Road to look for […]

Passenger injured when vehicle starter flies through windshield

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A passenger in a westbound Jeep was badly injured when an automotive starter believed to have fallen from a passing vehicle crashed through the front windshield and nearly severed his arm. The Jeep was traveling on SR 20 in Calhoun County just past Reeder Road, heading for the Bay-Calhoun County […]
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Hunter is killed when tree falls on tripod stand

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man killed by a falling tree Tuesday as 61-year-old Benny Hollis. Hollis had been sitting on a 12-foot-high tripod hunting stand when strong storm winds uprooted a massive tree which then fell on him, according to Sheriff Glenn Kimbrel. When he failed to return home as expected, […]
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