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Federal appeals court rules that state was wrong to demand Ocheesee Creamery add vitamins or change skim milk label

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor After five years of battling the State of Florida over their skim milk, Calhoun County’s Ocheesee Creamery finally got some good news. On March 20, three federal appeals court judges agreed that the state can’t stop the Wesslehoeft family from labeling the milk they get from their own cows on their […]
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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 […]
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Ribbon-cutting and grand opening at iPuff N Play

Community members and representatives of the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce came together to welcome a new business in Blountstown on Wednesday, Dec. 21 during the ribbon-cutting and grand opening of iPuff N Play, owned by Chris Hobby of Clarksville. Shoppers enjoyed a one-day sale while they were treated with to free refreshments and raffles. […]
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Neal Land and Timber property swap; buyers look at sawmill

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Some changes are in the works for Neal Land and Timber Company after a recent land swap and a possible sawmill sale. The company’s executive vice-president, Philip McMillan, said, “We traded our river bottom lands for acreage in Alabama.” The swap, which took place last week, involved approximately 40,000 acres […]
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Calhoun Co. acquires land & tower for broadband network

Calhoun County officials and representatives of various local agencies including the Calhoun County School Board met together recently to forge an historic agreement that is expected to bring a new level of Internet and data services to northwest Florida. Opportunity Florida and its Florida Rural Broadband Alliance (FRBA) closed on the purchase of five acres […]

National Letter Carriers Food Drive

The National Association of Letter Carriers held their “Stamp Out Hunger” annual food drive on Saturday, May 12. Local postal employees collected nonperishable food items from almost every customer on their routes. Together, the donations filled more than three of the large sorting hampers used at the Bristol Post Office. Postmaster Ricky Brown said it […]

Junior Lolley named Dispatcher of the Month by Cassidian Communications

TEMECULA, CA —Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America company, is pleased to recognize Junior Lolley from Liberty County, FL, 9-1-1 Communications Center, as the Cassidian Communications Dispatcher of the Month. “One of the reasons Liberty County 9-1-1 is unique is the fact that its lead call taker has been on the job since 1980 and […]

Spring business bounce Thursday

Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Chamber is coordinating their Spring Business Bounce on Thursday, May 10 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Chamber initiated “business bounces” in 2010 and has continued the events with much support from the community. The concept encourages shoppers to visit local retailers during a scheduled time to […]

Ribbon-cutting held for opening of North Florida Women’s Care in Blountstown

Women will now be able to receive obstetrical and gynecological services locally with the opening of North Florida Women’s Care at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital. Community members and the staff were joined by hospital board members for the April 19 ribbon-cutting ceremony. Marianna native Dr. Alex Sinclair Franz will be at the hospital once a month to […]

Manspeaker named new Health Department Director

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Rachel Manspeaker, 40, began her duties Monday as the new Director of the Calhoun and Liberty County Health Departments. The Bristol native holds two master’s degrees, one in nursing, and one in Business Administration/Heath Care Management. “Public health has always been my passion,” says Manspeaker. Even while self-employed and operating […]