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Only one council race to decide

Only one council race to decide City of Blountstown voters have only one race to decide in the upcoming election after the sole candidate for Ward 2, Mert Stephens, 75, qualified without opposition last week. Ward 1 incumbent Clifford Jackson, 54, drew one opponent for his job.  He will be challenged by Ronnie Williams, 68. […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Mason Jonah Barfield Stork Report

Bo and Selah Barfield are proud to announce the birth of their son, Mason Jonah Barfield. He arrived on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 at 12:24 a.m., weighing 8 lbs. and was 21½ inches long. Mason was welcomed home by his big sister, Cheyanne. Mason’s grandparents are James R. and Michele S. Manning of Hosford, Sudie […]

Blountstown High School honor roll list for the first the nine weeks

The following students at Blountstown High School have been awarded and recognized for their hard work during the first nine weeks: A Honor Roll: 9th grade: Breeanna Bennett, Sailor Blair, Cherrie Booth, Benjamin Clements, Katelyn Harris, Emily Hobbs, Emily Holloway, Caitlyn Hurst, Bryce Lambeth, Lucas McCoy, Hayden Nichols, Courtney Payne, Madison Phillips, Arizona Phinney, Heaven […]
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