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Fire guts Blountstown home early Saturday morning

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor After noticing the beep of a dying battery in a smoke detector early last week, Donna Dawsey, 46, said she replaced it and put up three new alarms in the wood-frame home she shares with her son, Dean Dawson, 27,  and her three-year-old granddaughter, Sophia. A few days later, she […]

Family of four lose everything when home burns

A single mom and her three young daughters lost everything when their rental home in Liberty County was leveled by fire around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The family lived on CR 333 and had been in the process of packing up to move out when they took a break and drove to Bristol, where they […]

Body removed from burned home Friday

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A body has been removed from the home that burned on Summers Road in Bristol Friday morning, according to Bristol Fire Chief Dale Hobby. The home is owned by Jed and Donna Hiers, whose primary residence is in Panama City.  Jed Hiers had been staying at the residence during the […]

Hosford family loses all in Friday morning blaze

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Faulty wiring in the ceiling was determined to be the cause of a Friday morning fire that destroyed the Hosford residence of John and Brandy Kirkland. Volunteers with the Hosford-Telogia Fire Department arrived at the home at 6709 NE Cody Creek Trail around 8:30 a.m., where they used 20 gallons of […]
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Fire destroys home in Orange

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of a blaze that destroyed the woodframe home of Ronald Brown last week in the tiny community of Orange, a little over 16 miles south of Bristol on CR 12 South. “He was living there and working on the home with his son at the time,” […]