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Liberty Commission turns down request to fund SRO position

by Liliane Parbot, contributing writer Resource officers to ensure the safety of Liberty County students are being sought by the school district, but the Board of County Commissioners did not agree to help with the costs, as requested to do at Thursday’s meeting in Bristol. Newly elected Sheriff Nick Finch, accompanied by Superintendent of Schools […]

Angie Smith named Emergency Mgt. Director; Joe Wood named Public Works Director and Grant Coordinator Calhoun Commission fires Emergency Mgt. Director

Two weeks after taking away Sonny O’Bryan’s position as County Administrator, the Calhoun County Commission voted to take the rest. He was fired at Tuesday’s regular meeting by a 3-1 vote. Commissioner Darrell McDougald held the sole vote in favor of keeping O’Bryan on the job. Commissioner Truman Grant, who had voted to keep O’Bryan […]

Commission strips O’Bryan of County Administrator title; Workshop & special meeting planned Thursday

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Longtime Emergency Management Director and County Administrator Sonny O’Bryan wasn’t fired, but one of his many titles was taken away at last week’s Calhoun County Commission meeting. And no one can say exactly what that means…at least not until a workshop and special board meeting is held Thursday to address […]

Finch is first Liberty County Sheriff to win office with NPA

Former Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Finch chose to run with no party affiliation, which put him in position to face the winner of the Aug. 14 Primary in this year’s sheriff’s race. Three candidates split the vote in the primary. Incumbent Donnie Conyers got over 35 percent of the vote, followed by Eddie Joe […]

Sheriff-Elect ready to make some changes in Liberty Co.

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor “Things are going to change dramatically. It’s going to be a good change,” says Liberty County Sheriff-Elect Nick Finch, 50, of Bristol, who is preparing to take on the county’s top law enforcement position in early January after defeating incumbent Sheriff Donnie Conyers in the Nov. 6 General Election. At […]

No election needed to fill 3 seats on the Bristol City Council

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Three seats on the Bristol City Council were filled without the need for an election when only three people qualified to run, according to Bristol City Clerk Robin Hatcher. Incumbent Ed Botting, Woody Stewart and former Bristol Mayor Paul Kern will begin their terms in January. The men will draw […]

Brown begins Clerk of Court duties

As her husband, Ricky Brown, holds the Bible, new Liberty County Clerk of Court Kathy Brown is sworn into office Monday afternoon by Judge Ken Hosford.   JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO

Two stay in office after Calhoun Co. primary; long ballot facing voters in Nov. 6 General Election

A new county commissioner was elected and two incumbent school board members were voted in for another term in last week’s Primary Election in Calhoun County. Voter turnout was just above the state average at 51.27 percent. Political newcomer Thomas Flowers challenged incumbent Harold Pickron for the District 5 seat on the Calhoun County Commission. […]