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Total of 219 runners complete Saturday’s Catfish Crawl

Over 200 runners and walkers from as far away as California took the starting command for the 2017 BFD Catfish Crawl 5K run on Saturday, May 20. Of the 260 total registered runners, 219 crossed the finish line and were greeted by local queens and volunteers with a cool towel and a Popsicle! Overall men’s […]

Montford’s North FL perspective on the 2017 legislative process

from Senator Bill Montford’s office TALLAHASSEE- When the 2017 Legislative Session wrapped up on May 8th, Senator Bill Montford had reservations about the session process but reported many good things for North Florida. “I am proud to report that North Florida will benefit from many of the legislative initiatives this session,” he said. TRIUMPH GULF […]

Blountstown business gave people a place to visit, trade & watch the mules

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor There was a time when Anders Livery was the place to be, especially on one particular day of the week. “Blountstown was wide open on Saturday,” said Willard Smith, 77, a Calhoun County native who remembers visiting the livery when he was just a boy in the late 1940s and […]

Calhoun County Annual Chamber Banquet celebrates 70 years

BLOUNTSTOWN – The Annual Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet was held Monday, March 6, 2017 at the W.T. Neal Civic Center.  More than 250 guests gathered to celebrate the 70th year of the organization. After a reception, guests were directed to their seats where historic photos and newspaper clippings from the past seven […]

Kidney recipient doing well; donor recuperating

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Even if you’re not a superstitious person, you might think twice about doing something particularly challenging on Friday the 13th. But last Friday turned out to be a lucky day for Tonya Lawrence, 39, who was able to bypass the waiting list for a transplant after a Calhoun County acquaintance offered […]

Calhoun County Toys for Tots drive provides presents for 435 children

Sheriff Glenn Kimbrel and the staff at the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office provided Christmas for 435 children this year. More than 2,500 toys were collected and donated by local businesses and individuals and 3,325 supplemental toys were provided by Toys For Tots. We wish we could name everyone who donated toys. Your donations are greatly […]

Love for Liberty extends deadline to add children to their gift list

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The deadline to add a youngster’s name to the list of those who will receive Christmas presents through the Love for Liberty project has been extended to Dec. 2. “We have 45 to 50 names and we’ve got room for 15 to 20 more,” said Melissa Peddie about the effort by volunteers […]

CareerSource Chipola celebrates 20 years; new officers named

CareerSource Chipola celebrated their 20th year of service during an annual meeting Aug. 16  in Marianna. In addition to hearing from multiple success stories the organization named new officers for the upcoming year. Johnny Eubanks from Liberty County was installed as the new chair, Arthur Obar from Graceville is the new vice-chair and Raymond Russell […]

Phillips, Ward marry in June 11 ceremony

Amanda Phillips, daughter of Nicky and Faye Phillips of Bristol, and Eric Ward, son of Elwood and Katrine Ward of Attapulgus, GA were married on Saturday, June 11. The ceremony was held at Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine with Heather Wood officiating. Given in marriage by her father, the bride was also attended […]

Liberty School District to continue providing free breakfast and lunch

The Liberty County School District is pleased to announce that there will be no changes in its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch Program for the 2016-2017 school year. All students will be served breakfast and lunch at no charge at the following sites: •Liberty County High School, 12952 NW […]