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State will drop charges if she meets ALL conditions Uzzell signs deferred prosecution agreement

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor If she resigns as Liberty County School Superintendent and follows the other terms of her agreement with the state attorney’s office, Gloria “Gay” Uzzell, 51, won’t have to worry about going to trial. She was removed from office July 17 following her arrest on charges of grand theft, official misconduct […]

Chipola AFC Scholars

The Chipola College Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) recently awarded nine scholarships to children and grandchildren of college employees. Scholarship recipients are seated with their sponsors standing, from left: Kaitlyn Kosciw and father Dennis Kosciw, Brooke and Heather Wilson and mother Tammy Neal, Zachary Perkins and grandmother Jayne Roberts. Not pictured are: […]

Family reading night at Hosford School includes hay ride, pumpkin seed tasting

Hosford School celebrated its quarterly Family Reading Night with a fall theme on Monday, Oct. 14. Family Reading Night consisted of a hay ride with the reading of the book Leaf Trouble, life cycle of a pumpkin activity and pumpkin seed tasting. Students were able to read and meet their AR goal while enjoying popcorn, […]

Anderson named interim Liberty Co. School Superintendent

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Longtime educator Tony Anderson, 60, of Bristol has been appointed as interim Liberty County School Superintendent by Gov. Rick Scott. He will be taking over the duties of suspended School Superintendent Gloria “Gay” Uzzell, who was removed from office July 17 following her arrest on charges of grand theft, official […]

Calhoun School Superintendent Ralph Yoder receives statewide certification

Calhoun County – Calhoun County Superintendent Ralph Yoder was recently presented a certificate of completion for the Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS) Florida Superintendent Special Certification Program. This special certification program is implemented in accordance with Section 1001.47(4), Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rule 6A-1.551, FAC. The certificate was presented to […]

Hosford’s third graders visit University of Florida Agriculture Quincy Campus

The third graders at Hosford School were able to participate in the 4-H Agriculture Day on the University of Florida’s Quincy Ag Campus. Students rotated through different stations including cotton, peanuts, corn, soils and pumpkins. Students were treated to popcorn, a corn maze and their very own little pumpkin at the end of the day. […]

JROTC travels to Ft. Jackson for uniforms & equipment

Lieutenant Colonel Bob Quint, Senior Army Instructor for the Liberty County High School JROTC River Battalion, traveled to Fort Jackson, SC on Sept. 23 to obtain uniforms and equipment for the JROTC Cadets. Liberty County High School began a new JROTC Magnet Program in August, incorporating students from Blountstown High School and Altha High School. […]

Altha FFA attends President’s Conference in Daytona Beach

The Altha FFA Chapters recently attended the Chapter President’s Conference in Daytona Beach. President Rena O’Bryan and Vice-President Hunter Baggett represented the Senior Chapter, and President Josie Hall and Vice-President Carlee Barfield represented the Middle School Chapter. They spent the weekend attending various workshops that taught them how to become servant leaders, grow personally and […]

BMS celebrates earning an “A” school grade with a full day’s activities

Blountstown Middle School students in grades 6-8 and 9th graders from BHS were rewarded Friday, Sept. 20 to a full day of activities and prizes for earning an “A” school grade for the 2012-2013 school year. Students enjoyed giant inflatable waterslides, flag football, volleyball, music, food and prizes. Over $1,000 worth of prizes were given […]

Jeff Vickery visits Blountstown’s third grade classes

BES third graders have been studying about culture and communities. Last week, we read about an artist/muralist, Judy Baca, who contributed creative murals to her community. We wanted the students to have the experience to see first hand the beautiful murals that were painted in downtown Blountstown. We walked to Snowden’s Surveying, on Pear Street, […]