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Suspected robber captured in Marianna
The man suspect of robbing a clerk at the Chipola Mart in Marianna Wednesday morning was captured near his apartment a few hours after the theft, just down the street from the store. It’s located near the corner of Milton Avenue and Lafayette Street. The dwelling, in Gibbs Apartments, is just a shor
Marianna Man Arrested After Robbing Gas Station
"At approximately eight thirty this morning we received a 911 call about an armed robbery in progress at the Chipola Mart," said Hayes Baggett, Marianna Police Chief.
Marianna man faces multiple charges after robbing store clerk at gunpoint
MARIANNA, Fla. (WTXL)- A Marianna man is facing multiple charges after holding a store clerk at gunpoint and stealing money from a convenience store's cash register.Keith Jones, 49, was arrested by the Marianna Police Department on Wednesday.On June 20 around 8:53 a.m., officers responded to the Chi
Work on the new Marianna K-8 School to begin soon
"With the Governor's new policy about hardening schools, we're going to try to meet that," Facilities Director Stuart Wiggins said. "He hasn't come out with his plan yet, but we're hoping to meet that with this school."
July 3 fireworks planned in Marianna, Grand Ridge
The City of Marianna and Main Street Marianna present the 8th Annual July 3rd Fireworks Celebration on Tuesday, July 3, in downtown Marianna.
Chipley man charged with Grand Theft
A Chipley man is charged with Grand Theft in an armed robbery of a convenience store.Police say Keith Jones entered the Chipola Mart convenience store wearing a mask and robbed the clerk at gunpoint.Jones took all of the money in the register and ran away before officers got there.He was later arres
Marianna city leaders exploring options for the West End Corridor
MARIANNA, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -For the past couple years, Marianna officials have scratched their heads about how to revitalize the West End Corridor.Highway 71 at exit 142 is a hot spot for activity, but Pennsylvania Avenue at exit 136 is a different story.Five planners from the American Planners Asso
Convicted felon arrested for firearm possession
MARIANNA, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -According to the Marianna Police Department, an officer arrested a 27-year-old man during a routine traffic stop at approximately 12:18 a.m. on Tuesday.
Coworker of robbed clerk recalls his own experience
Chipola Mart employee Rovin Mir recalls his frightening experience with a robbery that happened two years ago. He is a coworker of the clerk who was robbed at the store, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Marianna.DEBORAH BUCKHALTER/FLORIDAN
Search for man that escaped from sheriff's deputy's car
HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WTVY) —The Houston County Sheriff's Office is looking for a prisoner who escaped custody Wednesday morning.Deputies say 40-year-old Stewart Wilkerson broke into a home in Ashford around 5:30AM.Wilkerson was arrested on a domestic violence burglary charge.Investigators say he ki
Sneads and Marianna in running for championship
Addison Giles hammers a triple into the outfield for the Marianna Ponytails during Monday night’s game against Liberty County. -Mark Skinner/Floridan-Mark Skinner/FloridanSaturday play in the Ponytails league would prove bittersweet for Jackson County.Marianna faced Sneads and notched a 9-7 win, but
JCSO Helping Kids Get Active this Summer
"It gives us something to do over the summer," said Cameron Odom, Marianna Middle School Student.
Suspicious Vehicle Leads to Drug Trafficking Charge
DOTHAN, Ala. - On June 19, 2018, two Patrol Officers made contact with a suspicious vehicle in the 800 block of Tuskegee Avenue.
3 children, 3 adults injured after head-on crash in Jackson County
ALFORD, Fla. (WTXL) -Troopers saythree young children and three adults have been hospitalized, some with serious injuries, after a head-on crash in Jackson County.The Florida Highway Patrol says the crash happened on Sunday around 3 p.m. in Alford.Troopers say a 2005 Toyota Prius was driving north o
Couple arrested for having sex at Westgate Park
“Many people have the impression, depending on the time of day, that an area may not be patrolled regularly,” David said. “If a patrol officer’s zone includes a public park, believe me, that park gets patrolled. We patrol all public parks regularly, including the parks that do not host daily activit
From the Floridan archives: 1973
The state ordered a halt to additional sewer hookups as of Jan. 1 in all areas where the quality of the effluent was not at least 90 percent pure. Marianna’s system, like many others in the state, fell well below the cutoff point. Cattleman R.D. Bennett, president of the cooperative livestock market
Public help needed to locate missing Jackson County woman
JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTVY) -The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing woman. I’Easha Alexandria Jones hasn't been seen since Saturday, June 9th. Family members say they have not heard from her since Friday. Jones is 27 years of age, medium build and approximately 5’06” tall. She
Florida man prononced dead after run in with pick-up truck
Jackson County, Fl - Yesterday morning, a pedestrian was killed crossing State Road 77 in Northwest Jackson County. Twenty-six-year old Aaron Daniel Walker of Bonifay was hit by a pick-up truck and pronounced dead at the scene.
Blountstown Starts Operation Ghost Town
The Blountstown Police Department Code Enforcement Division sent out letters, to roughly 45 property owners, asking that the issues be addressed within the next 30 days.
Father and Son Arrested Following Child Porn Bust In Jackson County
MARIANNA, Fla. - On June 12, investigators with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at a residence on Harley Drive in Marianna, Florida. Investigators had received information from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department that the defendant, Joseph Ramal Artis, had b