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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 […]

Liberty County Schools open today, will be closed Friday

The Liberty County School District has decided to cancel school on Friday, Sept. 1 and all after school activities on Thursday and Friday Sept. 1 and 2 for all Liberty County Schools due to inclement weather from approaching Hurricane Hermine. This includes all extra-curricular and sports activities, as well as the 21st Century program.

Teachers hold historic 61-55 vote for 1st union in Calhoun

from Organize Calhoun Tallahassee – After three weeks of mail-in balloting, votes were tallied Tuesday by the Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC) to determine whether or not Calhoun County teachers would have a teacher association to represent them in collective bargaining with the district. The certified results of the tally are  61 voting YES and […]

Blountstown, Altha High Schools earn high marks

Calhoun County Superintendent of Schools Ralph Yoder announced improved school grades for Calhoun County’s high schools, as reported by the Florida Department of Education in its annual release of school grades. Altha Public School’s “B” grade was a one-letter grade improvement from the previous school year. Altha School was one of only five K-12 schools […]

Liberty Co. maintains strong ‘B’

Despite more rigorous standards in the latest round of testing by the Florida Department of Education, Liberty County High School maintained a strong “B,” scoring 1107 points, just 13 points from an “A.” “We are very proud of our teachers and staff maintaining a strong “B” especially with a more difficult grading scale,” said Liberty […]

Wretha Webb receives November’s ‘Make Their Day Better’ award

CALHOUN COUNTY – Calhoun County Superintendent of Schools Ralph Yoder announced that Wretha Webb was recently recognized as the recipient of the “Make Their Day Better” award. This monthly award was instituted by Superintendent Yoder to recognize individuals that make a difference in the day of fellow staff members, students and/or parents. Mrs. Webb has […]

K9 Tracking Team visits BHS class

Several Blountstown High School students enjoyed a visit Thursday, Nov. 20, from Liberty Correctional Institution employees Sergeant Jamie Thomas and Officer Morgan “Lou” Daniels. The officers came to inform the students of all of the job possibilities in the field of corrections, including their profession of working with the K9 tracking teams. They explained the […]

Guests enjoy music, art and food at Arts Series Saturday

The Blountstown Public Library held another Arts Series Event last Saturday. From Nature Photography to Florida Soundscapes featured two artists who are filled with the wonders and fascination of our physical universe. The event transported us to places in the wilderness and our senses were filled with all the sights and sounds of nature. Photographer […]

LCHS students tour Rex Lumber

In celebration of Manufacturers Month, Rex Lumber in Bristol opened its doors to Liberty County High School Wednesday, Nov. 19 for a tour of the facility, along with LCHS Welding instructor, Mickey Larkins. The students toured the sawmill and learned about optimization, about the efficiency of the continuous kilns and the automation of the planer […]