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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 […]

Evacuees take shelter from hurricane at Torreya State Park

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Some Florida residents fleeing Hurricane Irma last week found a unique place to seek shelter - Torreya State Park. The Liberty County park was one of several in the panhandle offering free camping sites for storm evacuees who started coming in Friday, Sept. 8. After the park’s 29 campground sites, […]

Evacuees take shelter with Strawn family after fleeing Hurricane

by Domenick Esgro, Journal staff Hurricane evacuees Tony Livingston and Ashlee Applewhite of the Gainesville area were in the parking lot of Harveys grocery store along SR 71 in Blountstown Saturday afternoon, sitting in lawn chairs with their two dogs and a cat, when Lynn Strawn noticed them and felt the urge to ask, “Do y’all […]