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Two new candidates join this year’s races

Liberty County gained another new candidate Feb. 8 when Clint Pullam, 42, of Hosford filed his intent to run for the District 5 seat on the School Board.  He is the second person to toss his hat in the ring for this position.  Also running is Charles “Boo” Morris, 42, of Telogia, who filed on […]

LCSO Jail Administrator on leave after allegation

Liberty County Jail Administrator Reggie Ethridge, 63, of Bristol has been placed on administrative leave following a complaint from a third party alleging inappropriate conduct with an inmate, according to Capt. John Summers. On Friday, Feb. 12 the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint alleging criminal misconduct by the jail administrator.  The Sheriff’s Office […]

Library to open temporary office at Veterans Civic Center

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The Harrell Memorial Library in Bristol is scheduled to close their doors at the current Hwy. 12 location on Feb. 28 but will open a temporary site at Veterans Memorial Civic Center beginning March 6, according to Sara Burris, Library Director for the Northwest Regional Library System. She said those […]

Johnson named BHS Head Football Coach

  by Michael Devuyst, contributing writer Blountstown High School Principal Dr. Debbie William, EdD., announced last Thursday night the hiring of their new head football coach Beau Johnson.   “Coach Johnson represents the best fit for Blountstown at this time,” she said.  “He has intimate knowledge of the program after being an assistant here for three […]

Former Judge Bill Wright named new Chief Assistant State Attorney in Calhoun County

The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announced that on Feb, 13, former Circuit Judge William “Bill” Wright joined the State Attorney’s Office. Judge Wright will serve as the Chief Assistant State Attorney in the Calhoun County office. Judge Wright brings extensive experience to the position. He is Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law, and […]

Liberty County Teachers and School-Related Employees of the Year honored

Danielle Summers, an instructor at W.R. Tolar School is Bristol, has been selected as the district wide Teacher of the Year for Liberty County. Stephanie Williams, who works with the school district’s maintenance and transportation office, has been honored as the non-instructional Employee of the Year district wide. Others recognized for their dedication to their […]

FDOE Auditor General’s Operational Report on the Liberty County School District

Attached is a copy of the Department of Education Auditor General’s report released Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. The report details five areas in which the Liberty County School Board failed to follow state law. After a summary of each finding, the Auditor General gives recommendations on how to remedy the issues. 2018-103

Alabama company buys Shelton Trucking

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Forty-nine years after starting Shelton’s Trucking in Altha with his father, 70-year-old Randy Shelton has sold the business and is getting ready to retire. PS Logistics out of Birmingham, AL announced the purchase this week.  “We are proud to welcome Shelton to the PS Logistics family,” said Scott Smith, PS […]

Liberty Co. awarded nearly $1.5 million for turning lane and paving service road

from Opportunity Florida Governor Rick Scott announced Liberty County has been warded $1,448,831 from the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund during a press conference in Jacksonville Tuesday morning.  The funds will be used for the construction of a turning lane on Hwy. 65 South at the intersection of U.S. Forest Service Road 103, and paving […]

2018 County ELECTIONS

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The positions of county judge, three seats on the school board and two county commission spots will be on the ballot in both Calhoun and Liberty County this year. Since last week’s listing of the first candidates to declare their intent to run, four more have added their names to […]