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Voice of Hope brings to life several figures important to black history in library program

The Voice of Hope performed in Blountstown on Feb. 3 at the Blountstown Public Library. In the play you had the opportunity to meet some of the historical figures that contributed to Black History such as Associate Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, W.E.B. Du Bois, President Harry S. Truman, A. Philip Randolph, Dr. Martin Luther […]

LCHS Class of ‘52 gathers to mark their 60th reunion

Twelve surviving members of the Liberty County High School Class of 1952 gathered to celebrate their 60th reunion Friday at classmate Johnny Eubanks’ camp in Rock Bluff. Each member of the group took turns lighting candles in memory of their classmates who had passed on. LEFT: Vance Bateman, Johnny Eubanks, John E. Fairchild, Daryal Strickland, […]

At age 90 & 91, these two veterans have a few stories to tell about their wartime experiences

STORY AND PHOTOS BY PHIL COALE The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement opened its doors Friday night, July 6 to two American Heroes as the Settlement hosted Senior Master Sgt. James Ayers and Tuskegee Airman Sgt. Cornelius Davis, both retired, to tell stories of their lives including military service to their country. Ayers, 90 and Davis, 91, […]

Altha man killed when car hits culvert June 26

An Altha man died when his car went off the road and slammed into a culvert, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol. Killed was Robert Hausen Sangster, 60. According to the FHP investigation, Sangster was southbound on CR 69A, just north of Lee Farms Road, at 8:45 p.m. on June 26 when […]

Memorial Day 2012

Those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom were remembered at Monday’s Memorial Day Ceremony held in front of the Calhoun County Courthouse in Blountstown. Speakers included Previous District 2 Cdr. Carl Duncan and Cdr. Gary McGee.

Poker Run raises funds for 4-H campers

Riders enjoyed the day and raised money for a good cause when they gathered at Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol for a Poker Run on Saturday. There were 25 riders with 11 passengers taking part. The group raised approximately $800 which will be used to send kids to 4-H camp. Myrna Carnley of Bristol […]

Contestants advance to the 2013 Miss Northwest Florida Pageant

Several young ladies vied for the chance to advance to the 2013 Miss Northwest Florida Pageant this weekend at the Miss Choctawhatchee Pageant held at the Holmes County Agriculture Center in Bonifay. Winners include Miss Choctawhatchee, Alexandria Watson; Teen Miss Choctawhatchee, Faith Padgett; Junior Miss Choctawhatchee, Annika Milligan; Little Miss Choctawhatchee, K’Leigh Kitchens; Tiny Miss […]

First Annual Catfish Crawl 5K reels in a crowd

The First Annual Blountstown Fire Department Catfish Crawl 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run was an awesome success! One hundred and twenty-four registered runners, more than half from out of town, converged on the Depot Park and made tracks down the Blountstown Greenway Bike Path to help BFD raise funds for their Scholarship Fund. After […]

Changes made at two intersections in Blountstown

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Drivers will no longer be able to make a left turn onto Hwy. 71 from South Main Street near the old City Liquors site and motorists will have to be a little more patient now that two turn lanes have been merged into one at Charlie Johns Street and SR […]

Catfish Crawl 5K planned Saturday in Blountstown

BLOUNTSTOWN - Forty-seven runners have already registered and many more are expected to take part in Saturday’s first-ever Catfish Crawl 5K in Blountstown, according to the event’s organizer, Ben Hall. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. CT. The fee is $20. The run will start at 8:30 a.m. CT. Registered runners will get a shirt […]