JAIL Report for September 28, 2023
Anthony Godwin, 58, Marianna, Florida: Failure to appear: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. Billy Nicholas, 41, Cottondale, Florida: Possession of a controlled substance- methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia: Sneads Police Department. Robert Harrison, 53, Tallahassee, Florida: Failure to appear: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. There are a total of 193...
JAIL Report for September 26, 2023
Breenanna Johnson, 22, Grand Ridge, Florida: Lewd and lascivious battery by a person over 18 on a victim age 12-16: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. There are a total of 193 inmates lodged in the Jackson County Jail. This post is brought to you by Jeffrey O’Pry, Republican Candidate for...
Take a break with a Mental Health Walk in Marianna
MARIANNA, Fla. (WMBB) – On Saturday, September 30th, a mental health awareness walk will be held at Citizens Lodge Park in Marianna beginning at 4 p.m. The local non-profit ‘Britt Bratt Psych Facts and Hacks Resources’ is hosting the event. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County NAACP, Big Bend, and Pancare are just a […]
Former Florida Domestic Violence Coalition CEO Turns Herself Into North Carolina Authorities
Tiffany Carr, the former longtime president and CEO of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence,...
Class Act: Driving with a purpose
COTTONDALE, Fla. (WMBB) – The number one priority for school bus drivers is the safety of the children. It’s been on Cottondale High School bus driver Charlotte Brown’s front burner for the last 44 years. “She’s been driving a school bus for Jackson County for over 40 years, and she gets those students to school […]
Senator Rick Scott gives speech at Reagan Day dinner
MARIANNA, Fla. (WMBB) — U.S. Senator Rick Scott spent the better part of Monday afternoon and evening in Jackson County. And he was honored for some of the work he did while he was Florida’s governor. When Rick Scott was governor, he made it possible for Jackson County to take over the old dozier school […]
Mrs. Myra S. Shiver
Mrs. Myra S. Shiver, age 82, of Jackson County, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2023, at her home in Greenwood. Myra was born on December 17, 1940, in Jackson County to I.H. and Elmira (Waldroff) Stone and had lived in Jackson County all her life. She was a retired postmaster with the United States Postal Service for several years. Myra enjoyed fishing, watching old movies, shopping, and working in her flower garden. Most of all, she truly loved her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, I.H. and Elmira (Waldroff) Stone; grandson, Lance Brock; two brothers, John and I. H. Stone; and two sisters, Violet Becton and Ann Dykes. Survivors include her husband, John Mark Shiver of Greenwood, Florida; four sons, Mark Branch and wife, Rhonda, of the Shady Grove Community, Bill Branch and wife, Jenine, of Tallahassee, Florida, John Mark Shiver, Jr. and wife, Gaylon, of Tallahassee, Florida, and Douglas Wade Shiver and fiancé, Emily, of Greenwood, Florida; two daughters, Angie Smith of Clarksville, Florida, and Christy Bloechl and husband, Jeff, of Graceville, Florida; two sisters, Mary Ella Jessen of Lake City, Florida, and Patsy Sneads of Sneads, Florida; 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild on the way. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. (CDT) at Shady Grove Methodist Church with Reverend Allan Fergerson officiating. Interment will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, Florida.
Ms. Betty Jean Johnson
Ms. Betty Jean Johnson age 64 of Jackson County Florida passed away on September 18, 2023 at. UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday September 30 th at the Shira Sr. and. Chelcie McKinnie Memorial Chapel located at 5304 Bowden...
Weekly Safety Report: Arrest, Reckless Driving, and Deadly Crash Impact Jackson County, Florida
This week in Jackson County, Florida, there were three notable incidents. Alfred Perez, a 45-year-old resident of Marianna, was arrested for battery by strangulation, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and false imprisonment. Additionally, a suspect was apprehended for reckless driving after nearly colliding with a patrol car. Lastly, a deadly two-vehicle crash occurred involving a school bus and a pickup truck driven by a Graceville man.
FDOT Traffic Advisory for Bay County
Chipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Bay and Jackson counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities. · Harrison Avenue (U.S. 231) Resurfacing from 6th Street to 15th Street – Drivers on Harrison Avenue will encounter intermittent lane closures through Thursday, Sept. 28 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for thermoplastic striping and signalization work. Advanced warning signs and traffic control devices will assist in directing motorists through the work area.
North Bay Haven Buccaneers Comeback Win Over Cottondale Hornets in Week 5 Friday Night Fever
In the Week 5 game of the Friday Night Fever football tournament, North Bay Haven triumphed over Cottondale in a remarkable comeback. The game took place in Jackson County, Florida, with North Bay Haven securing a win with a score of 28-20 against Cottondale.
Jackson County School Board increases millage without a superintendent
JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — Jackson County school board members have set the final millage rate for the upcoming budget, but it’s not what the superintendent expected. The state has been pushing Jackson County to raise more money to pay for its school system. “Gave you some push back about, hey, you guys are not […]
U.S. 90 Resurfacing Starting in Jackson County
Chipley, Fla. –The Florida Department of Transportation will begin work in October to resurface U.S. 90 from west of U.S. 231 to west of the CSX Overpass in Jackson County. Improvements along the seven-mile project include:. Resurfacing existing travel lanes, auxiliary lanes, and paved shoulders. Constructing a new eastbound...
Holmes County inmate pleads guilty to escape charges
HOLMES COUNTY, Fla (WDHN) — A Holmes County man pled guilty to Escape charges after fleeing custody in August, according to the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office. On Thursday, August 17, William Morris walked away from his assigned work crew while cutting grass at the Holmes County High School in Bonifay. After a multi-department search throughout the night using air support and K9 units, Morris was captured in Jackson County.
Local Residents Invited to AHAC Public Meeting on Housing Assistance Plan in Marianna
The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) plans to hold a public meeting. This will take place on September 21, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. The location is the Jackson County Administration Building in Marianna, Florida. The main agenda is to review the Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP). This includes Section III, Incentive Strategies, Section IV, Exhibits, and the final report.