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Warrant issued for man wanted for selling meth

Authorities are looking for a Blountstown man alleged to be a crystal methamphetamine distributor following a recent investigation in Calhoun County. According to information from the Calhoun-Liberty Drug Task Force, a warrant has been issued for the arrest of John Holland, 51, for one count sale of a controlled substance and one count sale of […]

Rep. Graham reads to Hosford students

On Friday, Representative Gwen Graham visited rural North Florida schools to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by reading to elementary students. At the schools, she also announced a new summer reading program, Gwen’s Gophers, to encourage students to keep reading throughout their summer break. “As a mother, I know firsthand how Dr. Seuss’s stories can capture […]

Gwen Graham completes North Florida Farm Tour with stops in Bristol & Altha

TALLAHASSEE – Representative Gwen Graham has completed her first North Florida Farm Tour to highlight agriculture across the 14 counties of the Second Congressional District. On the Farm Tour, Rep. Graham participated in a wide variety of activities, from learning about new aquaculture opportunities such as farming oysters in Wakulla County, to completing a Workday […]

2016 Election Candidate

A former Altha Town Council member hopes to return to town hall after announcing he will run for mayor; two Liberty County incumbents will seek another term, a new candidate for Liberty County Sheriff comes forward and the first candidate in the Calhoun County election has an opponent. ALTHA TOWN COUNCIL •Derek Creamer,  57, of […]


by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Calhoun County Supervisor of Elections Margie Laramore announced her plans to retire last week and soon afterwards, Zane Wood declared his intent to seek the job.  Wood, 35, has worked in the elections office in Blountstown for the past five years.  Before that, he was employed for almost five years […]

Hospital installing new cameras; Body cameras coming for BPD

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Family members have some blurry cell phone images of the tragic morning that ended with the death of Barbara Dawson at Calhoun Liberty Hospital, but there is no clear video showing what happened. Hospital administrator Ruth Attaway said they did not know until they went to retrieve the footage that […]

Liberty Commission ready to take over jail

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor “I’m tired of jacking around here.  If he’s going to do it, do it. I’m ready.  Is he ready?” That’s how Liberty County Commissioner Bubba Branch summed up his fellow commissioners’ thoughts when they gathered for a special workshop Dec. 10 at the request of Sheriff Nick Finch to discuss […]

Investigators search for missing Liberty County man

TALLAHASSEE – Deputies with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office and agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are asking for the public’s help locating Dexter Bernard Monroe, Jr., who was last seen Monday afternoon leaving his Tallahassee job, in the Southwood area, wearing a blue and red plaid shirt with black pants. Mr. Monroe, […]

Gov. Scott shows appreciation to Bristol Fire Dept. Firefighters

Bristol Firefighters Steve and Heath Cutshaw attended the Leon County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) 13th annual First Responder Appreciation Luncheon on Sept. 10. Governor Scott made a surprise visit and spent a good amount of time visiting with the Cutshaws. The Governor expressed his appreciation to the father/son team (pictured above) and especially expressed thanks to […]