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Early a.m. fire destroys Altha Auto Parts store

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A massive blaze tore through the Altha Auto Parts building on SR 71 early Friday morning, destroying the two-year-old building and most of its contents. A passing motorist reported seeing smoke coming from the store around 12:53 a.m. Oct. 27. When Altha Fire Chief Scott Waldorff arrived, “Fire was coming […]

Hosford recycling business burns

Four fire departments, Liberty EMS and the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office responded to a blaze at Kyle’s Recycling on SR 65 South in Hosford shortly before midnight Monday. They arrived to find a roaring fire consuming the office building and a semi-trailer at the site. The flames also damaged or destroyed other items on the […]

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 […]

Body found in home after Wednesday morning fire

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Investigators with the State Fire Marshal’s Office are on scene at this moment examining the aftermath of an early morning fire that destroyed a woodframe home and claimed one life. A body was found in a bedroom of the residence of Robert Craig Yon, located on Troy McCroan Road off […]

Firefighters respond to blaze in Pine Island

Fighters responding to a Sunday morning call in Pine Island quickly extinguished a trailer and kept the blaze from spreading to nearby structures. The Nettle Ridge Fire Department was paged out at 5:35 a.m. June 25 and arrived to find the residence at 18841 NW Hickory Street fully engulfed.  No one was home. Neighbors said the […]
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Two facing charges in high speed chase ending in crash this afternoon in Calhoun Co.

by Teresa Eubanks, Editor Calhoun-Liberty Journal One suspect is currently being checked for injuries at Calhoun Liberty Hospital and a second man has just been taken to the Calhoun County Jail following a high speed chase that ended when a car slammed into a utility pole and caught fire. Two black males were traveling at […]
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FHP charges two in high speed chase

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Two Panama City teenagers are facing charges after a high speed chase from Bay County into Calhoun County came to a fiery end when their car struck a utility pole and burned. Both the driver and passenger escaped serious injury. The driver of the car, 18-year-old of Keveon K. Wright, […]

Juvenile charged with arson in June 13 Barfield Road fire

The State Fire Marshal’s Office confirmed Tuesday afternoon that a juvenile has been charged with one count of arson in connection with the June 13 fire that destroyed a vacant building at 19677 SW Barfield Road in Calhoun County. Spokesperson Deborah Cox said a flammable liquid that was intentionally poured was found at the scene. […]

Blaze destroys excavator

An excavator being used to clear some land south of Tolar School in Bristol caught fire Tuesday afternoon. Richard Mims of the Bristol Fire Department said the equipment was near a debris fire and began burning after a buildup of radiant heat. The equipment is owned by Alvin Jacobs of Bristol. Firefighters used foam to […]

Apalachicola National Forest Firefighters respond to wildfire

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A team of U.S. Forest Service firefighters immediately responded to two small wildfires in the Apalachicola National Forest that were discovered on Sunday morning. Neither pose a threat to any private homes or communities. Firefighters are working to contain these fires. The Forest Service may conduct a burnout today to help contain […]