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Former Judge Bill Wright named new Chief Assistant State Attorney in Calhoun County

The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announced that on Feb, 13, former Circuit Judge William “Bill” Wright joined the State Attorney’s Office. Judge Wright will serve as the Chief Assistant State Attorney in the Calhoun County office. Judge Wright brings extensive experience to the position. He is Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law, and […]

You gotta get up early and run fast to get …. A front row spot at the presidential inauguration

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor WASHINGTON, D.C. - They were first in line. When Jami Daniels Joe and her husband Craig went to witness the inaugural of President Donald Trump, they wanted to be sure to get a good spot for the ceremony. They arrived in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.  The next day, they visited […]
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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 […]

Telogia Post Office on list of those considered for closure

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Liberty County’s tiny Telogia Post Office is on the list of 34 Florida Post Offices being considered for possible closure by the U.S. Postal Service. The postal service continues to lose money as more people communicate electronically and use other options, such as FedEx and UPS, which is prompting efforts […]

Social Security field offices to begin closing to the public a half hour early

Effective August 15, 2011, Social Security field offices nationwide will close to the public 30 minutes early each day. For example, a field office that is usually open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. will close daily at 3:30 p.m. “While agency employees will continue to work their regular […]