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Terry Stone, Kathy Brown, Patricia Whitfield & Jim Johnson unopposed Candidates get ready for the Aug. 14 Primary

Four candidates - including three incumbents - won’t have to hit the campaign trail this summer since they made it through qualifying week without an opponent coming forward in their race. Calhoun County Property Appraiser Terry Stone is the sole candidate in his county to go unchallenged. In Liberty County, longtime Deputy Clerk Kathy Brown […]

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 […]

Candidate list updated after deadline to file by petition

A few more names have been added to the list of candidates hoping to win office in this year’s election as the time to file by petition ends. The latest to announce their intent to run in Calhoun County include Carla Hand, who is seeking the Clerk of Court’s job and Craig Lipford, who is […]

Matautia 8th to join Calhoun Sheriff’s race, Flowers seeks Commission seat; Finch, Uzzell & Phillips join Liberty races

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The deadline to file by petition is approaching and candidates wanting to enter this year’s local races without paying a fee have until noon Monday, May 7 to file their paperwork with the elections office. Candidates who plan to pay a qualifying fee must do so between noon June 4 […]

Candidate update

One new candidate has joined the field of hopefuls vying for office in the upcoming Liberty County Elections while more have come forward to declare their intent to seek public office in Calhoun County. •Sharon Revell Mackey (D) filed her intent to run on Monday. She is seeking the Liberty County Supervisor of Elections position. […]

Candidate Update

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s race has another candidate now that retired Blountstown Police Chief Glenn Kimbrel (D) has filed his intent. He joins four others vying for the job, including James “Jimmy Baggett (NPA) , Kenneth B. Futch (NPA) , Earl Hunt (NPA) and Roman Wood (D). Incumbent Sheriff David Tatum will not seek re-election. […]

Candidate Update

Two more candidates have joined the race for Calhoun County Sheriff. •Roman Wood, who is currently a major with the sheriff’s office, will run as a Democrat. •Former Calhoun County Commissioner Earl Hunt has also filed his intent to seek the county’s top law enforcement post. He is running with no party affiliation. Others in […]

Calhoun Clerk Attaway will not seek re-election; daughter files intent to run

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor After three terms in office as Calhoun County’s Clerk of Court, Ruth Attaway has decided it’s time to retire. She shared the news with the board of county commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting. Attaway, who is 68, said she feels she’s met the challenges that came with the job and it’s […]

Former Brooksville Public Works Director hired as new Blountstown City Manager

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor An engineer from Brooksville was hired as the new Blountstown City Manager following a round of candidate interviews on Friday. Emory Pierce, 64, spoke with the council that afternoon. Two other candidates were interviewed after him. Two others who were scheduled to meet with the board that day dropped out […]

Election won’t be needed for Blountstown Council; Altha Council election will be held

The two incumbents whose terms were up on the Blountstown City Council will return to office unchallenged after no one came forward during qualifying week to file paperwork to run in this year’s election, according to Calhoun County Elections Supervisor Margie Laramore. Janie Boyd and Clifford Jackson will continue for another term on the council. […]