Samantha Brown is named Jackson Hospital’s Employee of the Quarter. Brown has been a part of the Jackson Hospital family for over six years.
Marianna’s Christmas parade and festival on Friday, Dec. 2, kicked off the holiday season, with other municipalities and other entities set for community celebrations today, Saturday, Dec., 3, and on other dates this month. Here’s a look at some of what’s to come today and later this month.
The following people were booked into the Jackson County jail during the latest available reporting period, Nov. 29-Dec. 1:
The Marianna Police Department issued the following press release regarding the arrests of a driver and passenger in the course of a traffic stop on Wednesday, Nov. 30:
Luciana and Todd Scheuer are cycling the Southern Tier bike trail this fall.
Graceville High School will retire the number worn by the late Carla Williams when the standout basketball player was a Tiger.
The 13th annual Vintage Campers Club Christmas Camp is set for early next month at Three Rivers State Park in Sneads, with a 5-8 p.m. public event on Dec. 10.
The 2022 Reagan Jam session is set for two days after Christmas and the holiday-time concert of several years will have some new performers this year, according to organizer Royce Reagan.
The Jackson County School Board, and the governing bodies of Grand Ridge and Sneads will meet in a joint workshop session on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. to discuss the future PK-8 school that will serve children of the two towns.
Registration for the spring semester at Chipola College is now open for all new and currently enrolled students. Spring classes begin on Monday, Jan. 9.
The following people were booked into the Jackson County jail during the latest available reporting period, Nov. 23-28:
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office issued the following press release about the recent arrest of Jeffrey Lane.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office issued the following press release regarding the arrests of a driver and his passenger on Nov. 25.
The road into Sneads from Interstate 10 is Gloster Avenue. It was once the center seam of downtown, with merchants all along the way in a thriving business district.
A historic Sneads retail business on Gloster Avenue is continuing its collapse. Shortly after an afternoon rainfall (on Sept. 5), the top of the storefront brick wall fell onto the sidewalk. The building is one of the few that remain in old downtown Sneads.
Matt Ball is a fourth-generation farmer from Cottondale. He began farming for himself in 2000 and in the early years his focus was largely cotton.
The Farm-City Celebration stories in this edition are excerpted from a compilation of information prepared and presented by Jackson County Extension Director Doug Mayo at the Nov. 15 Farm-City Celebration.
Of all the Farm-City awards, the Corn Farmer of the Year is the only one that is yield-based. Corn Farmer of 2022, Craig Bishop’s results this year with the AgriGold 6659 variety provided the top yield of 264 bushels per acre. He grew 800 acres of irrigated corn in 2022.
Zeke Williams is a fifth-generation farmer from Grand Ridge. He began farming full time on the family farm in 1992 after graduating from Chipola.
Having been row croppers since the 1970s, Pete and Mary Meadows eventually decided to transform the Meadows farm into a long-lasting legacy of wildlife habitat and renewable resources by becoming tree farmers.
John and Josie Wright moved back to John’s hometown of Marianna from California in 2019.
Hay Farmer of the Year award winner Bill Conrad is no stranger to the distinction: He’s won it nine years in a row now.
A woman and three young children from Marianna were seriously injured in a single-vehicle traffic accident in Calhoun County on Thanksgiving day around 6:50 p.m., according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release.