The 2012 election season is starting with one candidate stepping forward.
Logan Barbee filed his letter of intent Tuesday morning to seek the Calhoun County School Superintendent post.
All county offices will be on the ballot this year.
A Clarksville woman was rushed to Bay Medical Center Thursday night after allegedly being stabbed.
According to the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office, Dep. Bobby Sims, Sgt. Jared Nichols and Inv. Mark Mallory responded to a home on NW Baggett Loop just after 6 p.m. They spoke with Diana Jo Bates and her boyfriend, Justin Woody, who claimed Pamela Bowden, who lives with them, came home and started an altercation over a cell phone. Diana reportedly confronted Pamela in the front yard and, at one point, thought Pamela had punched her in her left side. However, she looked down and saw blood. Pamela then got in her car and left the residence.
The investigation continues. No charges have been filed.
The Florida Lottery announced last week that James Earl Hunt, 62, of Altha, claimed a $1 million prize in the FLORIDA MILLIONAIRES CLUB Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.
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Christmas festivities get underway tonight in Calhoun County with the Jingle Bell Run set for 5:30 p.m. The run will begin at Blountstown Middle School and will wind through the hospital neighborhood. Come cheer on the runners along the route, play Christmas music and show your spirit! According to the Chamber of Commerce, the route will be as follows:
-Up Charlie Johns Street, around Calhoun-Liberty Hospital, back down to Hentz Avenue
-West on Hentz Avenue to Jane Street, from Jane to Wade Street, and from Wade to Teresa Terrace
-Up Teresa Terrace to Marie Avenue
-Marie Avenue back to Charlie Johns Street, then winding up at BMS.
The Blountstown Police Department netted one arrest following an undercover drug buy Monday night that resulted in a confidential informant being attacked.
Amos Milton, 55, has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance (crack cocaine) and principal in the first degree to attempted robbery.
According to the BPD, Lt. Timothy Partridge and Lt. Mark Mallory met a confidential source, supplied the source with $40 in marked bills, then wired the source with video and audio. The source then drove to an area off River Street known as "The Cut" where drug activity has been known to occur. Just after 6 p.m., the source made contact with Milton and asked about buying some crack cocaine. Milton told the source to pull up and wait. Within a minute, Milton approached the driver's side window and poured two pieces of crack cocaine from a cup into the source's hand. Before the source could hand over the cash to pay for the drugs, an unidentified black male wearing a white hoodie came from behind Milton and violently struck the source in the face through the window. The man tried to knock the source unconscious in an alleged attempt to commit robbery. The source managed to drive away and return to the secure location with investigators. The informant denied medical treatment.
A warrant was issued for Milton's arrest and he was apprehended Thursday. No word on the unknown male who allegedly assaulted the source. Milton remains in custody at the Calhoun County Jail on $20,000 bond.