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Aravat Jackson of Chattahoochee makes principal’s list and all A’s

The family of Aravat Jackson, a student at Chattahoochee Elementary School, announce that he was named to the principal’s list by making all A’s for two consecutive nine weeks. Aravat will enjoy a trip to the Jacksonville Zoo in Jacksonville along with other classmates. Aravat is the son of Yvette Beckwith-Akins of Bristol and Derek […]

Acting runs in the blood of this Liberty Co. family

by Liliane Parbot, contributing writer Hugh Black still remembers his first steps on stage when he was not much older that a toddler. “I performed a lot, back when I was a child, in church and in school, as far as I can recall,” he said recently. Show business was not to be his career, […]

Samantha Newsome is named Liberty Co. Teacher of the Year

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Sixth-grade math teacher Samantha Newsome says she’s learned a lot of lessons from her young students at Tolar School in Bristol. “Each student brings a uniqueness to the classroom that makes each day different,” she says. “There is not a day that goes by that I do not learn something […]

Calhoun County selects Karen Tomlinson this year’s top teacher

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Long before the state began limiting class size, math teacher Karen Tomlinson had already discovered how effective it was to deal with smaller groups of students. In 29 years of teaching, she’s learned what works and doesn’t. Last year, when she moved from teaching at the elementary school level to […]

Debra Clark recognized for her many roles at Tolar

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Students begin their day with a smile from Debra Clark. She greets the buses each morning at W.R. Tolar School in Bristol and sets the tone for the day. “I love the students and I think it’s important to smile at them and call them by name,” she says. After […]

Sheila Hall honored as Calhoun District Employee of the Year

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Assistant Finance Officer Sheila Hall’s attention to detail and willingness to take on added work while keeping updated on new state requirements made her a natural choice for Calhoun County’s 2013 School-Related Employee of the Year. She began her duties with the school district as a part-time student worker and […]

LCHS Sr. Shelby White to play volleyball for Gulf Coast College

Liberty County high school senior Shelby White signed a scholarship Thursday, Jan.17 to play volleyball for Gulf Coast State College in Panama City. Shelby is the daughter of Eddie Joe and Lynn White and has one sister, Jordan. Her grandparents are Bill White, Nettie Leigh Smith, Jack and Cathy Revell and the late Carol Lindsey […]

LCHS student selected as National Youth Delegate for prestigious conference at George Mason University

FAIRFAX, VA – Hannah Alhalaseh, of Altha, a student at Liberty County High School has been selected to represent Florida as a National Youth Delegate at the 2013 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University. Alhalaseh has been awarded the opportunity to join a select group of 250 students from across the […]

Kayla Johnson signs softball scholarship with Wallace State Community College in Alabama

Liberty County high school senior Kayla Johnson signed a scholarship Sunday, Jan. 20 to play softball for Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, AL. Kayla is the daughter of Jeremiah and Teresa Johnson, of Liberty County.  She has one brother, Garrett. The Wallace State Fast Pitch Softball Program won the 2008 National Junior College Athletic […]

Italian B&B owned by Blountstown man wins Travelers Choice Award

Ghivizzano, Italy – Casa La Pace Bed and Breakfast has been named a 2013 Travelers’ Choice® Awards winner by TripAdvisor and is listed among the Top 25 Best B&Bs in Italy. Rusty Wyrick (formerly of Calhoun County) and Pepper Pepper were honored that they are number 14 of the Top 25 Best B&B’s in Italy. […]