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U.S. Supreme Court rules in State’s favor in Liberty County ‘Dog Sniff’ case

TALLAHASSEE — The United State Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in favor of the State of Florida in Florida v. Clayton Harris, deciding that police dog Aldo’s sniff constituted probable cause for Liberty County K-9 Officer William Wheetley to search Clayton Harris’ vehicle for illegal drugs. The Court’s decision is important to law enforcement officers throughout […]

Montford talks education, jobs & prison at Liberty Co. Chamber annual meeting

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor State Senator Bill Montford’s speech at Monday night’s annual Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Membership meeting made it clear where he stands on the issues and a story from his years as a school principal shows he knows how to get answers. When students got in trouble and were sent […]

Liberty Chamber honors Joe Shuler

Longtime Liberty County Chamber of Commerce member Joe Shuler was honored with an award recognizing his efforts with the organization. The inscription read, “In appreciation for your outstanding and dedicated service to our community.” Chamber President Michael Wright is shown holding the award as Shuler addresses the chamber.

School Board to fund 3rd SRO position

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The Liberty County School Board unanimously voted to fund a third School Resource Officer (SRO) position at Tuesday night’s meeting. “They didn’t hesitate, there was no discussion…I was very pleased,” said School Superintendent Gay Uzzell, who was less successful when she made the same request last Thursday of the Liberty […]

Gov. Scott comes to Blountstown for a ‘rural roundtable’ on Monday

The Heritage Room of the Blountstown Library was the final stop on Gov. Rick Scott’s roundtable tour to discuss local economies with rural leaders Monday. The governor visited five counties and listened to some strong suggestions as well as criticism from people who have their own ideas on improving their area’s economy. In turn, Scott […]

Memorial Day 2012

Those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom were remembered at Monday’s Memorial Day Ceremony held in front of the Calhoun County Courthouse in Blountstown. Speakers included Previous District 2 Cdr. Carl Duncan and Cdr. Gary McGee.

Florida DOC launches new ALERT notification service

Tallahassee –The Florida Department of Corrections is launching a new automated system to alert residents living near a state correctional facility in the event of an emergency. The new ALERT Notification Service will keep residents informed of prison escapes, and can also be used in other emergency situations, such as when an Amber or Silver […]

Technology “Geeks” to Convene in Florida Panhandle Town; Local public agencies to get glimpse of new Broadband Network

from Opportunity Florida BLOUNTSTOWN - Two centuries ago, this early town on the western bank of the Apalachicola River was a center for trade. Local Native Americans bartered goods to English and American trading companies and those goods flowed north to Columbus, Georgia and south to the Gulf of Mexico, for distribution throughout North America […]

Super council meets; Group discusses opportunities, options and finished projects

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Calhoun County’s elected officials - city council members from Altha and Blountstown, along with County Commissioner Darrell McDougald and assistant county administrator Joe Wood, four school board members and Chamber of Commerce representatives - held a Super Council meeting Thursday to address future concerns and get updates on current projects. […]