CLJNews.com

News for Calhoun and Liberty County, FL
Banner test

Archive for the ‘Community’

Hurricane cancels one wedding but friends quickly put together another

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor They had planned a nice wedding in scenic Wakulla Springs Saturday and expected at least a hundred guests in attendance, including the bride’s 90-year-old grandfather. The bride’s father is a minister and there was never any question over who would perform the ceremony - until Hurricane Irma stepped up and, […]

BFD Chief Hall marks 15 years on the job

In his 15 years on the job, Ben Hall has worn many hats…and once or twice, a skirt (although he likes to call it a kilt). School kids know him from his fire chief helmet but over the years, his closet has held a number of items reflecting his diverse interests and passion for community […]

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. […]
Tags: , Comments Off on Only one council race to decide

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 […]
Tags: , Comments Off on Total of 219 runners complete Saturday’s Catfish Crawl

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 […]
Tags: , , Comments Off on Montford’s North FL perspective on the 2017 legislative process

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 […]
Tags: , Comments Off on Blountstown business gave people a place to visit, trade & watch the mules

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 […]
Tags: Comments Off on Calhoun County Annual Chamber Banquet celebrates 70 years

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 […]
Tags: , , Comments Off on Kidney recipient doing well; donor recuperating

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 […]
Tags: , Comments Off on Calhoun County Toys for Tots drive provides presents for 435 children

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 […]
Tags: Comments Off on Love for Liberty extends deadline to add children to their gift list