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Pedestrian hit by car on SR 20 Tues. night

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Liberty County man was rushed by ambulance to Bay Medical Hospital after he was hit by a car on SR 20 Tuesday evening in Blountstown. The injured man was identified as Josh Summers, who was walking in the road and picking up tools that had just fallen from a […]

Five-year-old boy found wandering alone along CR 73 just before storm last week

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A five-year-old boy found wandering alone along CR 73A last week was picked up by a Calhoun County deputy for safekeeping until his family could be located. The child, covered in dirt and wearing nothing but underwear, was discovered by a passing motorist around 4:15 p.m. on Feb. 7, according […]

Calhoun County School District honors top teacher and employee of the year Science teacher, lunchroom manager share enthusiasm for their jobs

 from the Calhoun Co. School District Calhoun County Superintendent of Schools Ralph Yoder announced that the Calhoun County School District (CCSD) named the 2017 Teacher and School-Related Employee of the Year during a luncheon held at the Blountstown High School (BHS) Tigers Table. BHS Science teacher Joshua Jeffery was named Teacher of the Year, while […]

Calhoun County’s 2017 Teacher of the Year gets an education in small town life

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor It took him a little while to discover what he really wanted to do in life but now that he’s found it, his motto has become, “I’m livin’ the dream.” But before he started living his dream, Joshua Jeffery, 31,  was living in Kissimmee and spent three years working as […]

Court date set for Dawson wrongful death lawsuit

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A trial date has been set for the wrongful death suit brought by the Barbara Dawson estate against Calhoun Liberty Hospital, a former Blountstown Police Officer and the City of Blountstown. The lawsuit is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 2 - 13 in federal court in Tallahassee, according to the hospital’s […]

Hunter is killed when tree falls on tripod stand

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man killed by a falling tree Tuesday as 61-year-old Benny Hollis. Hollis had been sitting on a 12-foot-high tripod hunting stand when strong storm winds uprooted a massive tree which then fell on him, according to Sheriff Glenn Kimbrel. When he failed to return home as expected, […]

Blountstown mill closes; equipment to be auctioned

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Big River Cypress and Hardwood of Blountstown is in the final stages of shutting down operations, according to the company’s president, Harry Rogers. The business, located off Hwy. 71 in Blountstown, operated in partnership with Neal Land and Timber for the past 25 years.  “The log supply is gone,” said […]

By doing special things for others Lunchroom manager whips up a recipe for enjoying her job

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor There’s a photo of her at the age of five in front of a big pan of just-baked cupcakes.  To her left is a metal bowl full of icing. She waves a spoonful of the topping in the air but before she can decorate the cupcakes, she just has to have […]

Building hope in Haiti

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor In a tiny country of chaos, they went to help create a place for peace. A group of church members from Calhoun, Liberty and Jackson counties arrived in Haiti on Jan. 24 and quickly went to work with a few local volunteers to build three walls of a new church. […]

Storm roars through Calhoun County early Tuesday evening

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A severe thunderstorm left its mark Tuesday after fierce straight line winds knocked down trees and pulled out utility lines, dropping them across roads throughout Calhoun County. Many were left without power.  Sheriff Glenn Kimbrel, deputies and emergency crews were patrolling the county looking for storm damage and blocking off […]