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White elected sheriff in Liberty County, half cent fire tax approved

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Liberty County elected a new sheriff last night, handing the badge over to Eddie Joe White.  He received just over 38 percent of the votes, with a total of 1,294 ballots cast in his favor. He faced six opponents, including Darrell Johnson, who had 902 votes; Shane Geiger with 340 […]

Kimbrel will keep sheriff’s badge; Yoder gets another term as superintendent

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Glenn Kimbrel is staying on the job as Calhoun County Sheriff after getting over 71 percent of the vote in last night’s election.  He received 4,272 votes.  His sole opponent, Eddie Dalton, received 1,738 votes. It was also a good night for incumbent School Superintendent Ralph Yoder, who got over […]

2016 Local Candidate Election Results

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Ninth candidate joins Liberty Sheriff’s race

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Corry Fletcher has joined the long line of candidates who would like to be the next Liberty County Sheriff. Fletcher, 44, of Hosford filed his paperwork on May 19. As of Tuesday, the slate of candidates for that position includes incumbent Sheriff Nick Finch, Leo Marlowe, Shane Geiger, Eddie Joe […]

As Kelly King files to run for superintendent’s job and says she will resign seat on the school board Candidates come forward for newly-open School Board seat

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Five candidates quickly stepped up Monday to add their names to the list of those seeking the District 2 Calhoun County School Board seat which is expected to be vacated in mid-term by Kelly Edenfield King, who has filed by petition to run for school superintendent. Calhoun County Elections Supervisor […]

Gwen Graham to meet with Liberty County officials over claims of forest mismanagement

Congresswoman Gwen Graham will meet with county officials in Bristol Wednesday to hear their concerns about how the management of the Apalachicola National Forest is hurting Liberty County economically. The county has long relied on funds from the non-taxed lands to support the school system and maintain roads and bridges. Approximately half of the land […]

Liberty County Libraries receive increased funding Montford recognized for his support of Florida Libraries

TALLAHASSEE- The Florida Library Association presented Senator Montford with the legislative award for 2014, recognizing and thanking him for his outstanding support. Senator Bill Montford has been a longtime supporter of libraries. This year with the help of his colleagues in the Senate, aid to public libraries was increased by $5 million dollars. Liberty County […]

Projects address infrastructure needs as well as water quality DEP commits $4.75 million to NW Florida water projects

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is providing $4.75 million for six water-related projects in northwest Florida. Thanks to matching local funds, a total of $7.5 million is being invested in the projects located in Bay, Liberty, Jackson and Walton counties. The projects will provide upgrades to potable-water, wastewater and stormwater facilities in […]

Waiting for the numbers

Candidates, their supporters and interested citizens gathered in the Liberty County Courtroom to await the final counts on election night. At right, Bo Sanders gets a congratulatory hug after learning he won his bid for county commission. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS