Eddie Joe White has filed his intent to run for sheriff in Liberty County. He is running as a democrat and will face incumbent Donnie Conyers and Henry Hamlin in the democratic primary Aug. 14. The winner in the primary election will go up against Nick Finch (NPA) in the general election Nov. 6.
Carla A. Hand has filed her intent to run for Calhoun County Clerk of Court. She is running with no party affiliation. Hand will face the winner of the democratic primary between Renee Attaway Crawford, Ray Howell and Danny Ray Wise in the general election Nov. 6.
Craig Lipford has filed his intent to run for Calhoun County Commissioner in district 3. He is running as a democrat and will face Jeral Hall, Sr., incumbent Don Miller and Lee Shelton in the primary election Aug. 14. The winner will go up against Nick Stone (NPA) in the general election Nov. 6.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is reportedly reviewing the death investigation of Blountstown Middle School coach, Tranum McLemore. According to FDLE spokesperson Gretl Plessinger, Liberty County Sheriff Donnie Conyers has requested FDLE review the case. More details as they become available.
Mrs. Susie Mae (Wood) Mayo, 82, of Hosford, FL, and a former resident of Blountstown, passed away Monday, May 1, 2012, in Tallahassee, FL.
Susie was born in Douglas, GA, and had lived in Hosford since 2004, coming from Blountstown. She worked in a cigar factory and Russell’s Sewing Factory for a number of years. She was a member of Corinth Baptist Church in Hosford and a former member of Blountstown Assembly of God Church in Blountstown. Susie was a member of the Older Wiser Leaders (OWL) at Corinth Baptist Church. She truly enjoyed attending Hosford Senior Citizens Association.
Susie was preceded in death by her husbands, W.R. Wood and Ransom J. Mayo; daughter, Marie Mayo Dykes; grandson, Danny Langston; and a brother, George Taft.
Survivors include two sons, James Mayo and his wife, Lucretia, of Bristol, FL, and Mike Mayo and his wife, Bonnie of Altha, FL; one daughter, Helen Langston, and her husband, Joe, of Hosford; step-brother, Richard Bradford, and his wife, Lynn, of Homerville, GA; two sisters, Carolyn Smith and her husband, Ted, of Homerville, GA, and Linda Griffis and her husband Holloway of Homerville, GA; grandchildren, Steve Langston and his wife, Heidi, David Langston and his wife, Diane, Wayne Mayo, Ricky Mayo, Terry Mayo and Dianne Dykes; great-grandchildren, Alisha Sadler, Kalan Langston and several other great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren, Makenna Patton, Gabe Patton and several other great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 4, at 3 pm (EDT)/2 pm (CDT) at Corinth Baptist Church in Hosford with Reverend Kyle Peddie officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown. The family will receive friends Friday, May 4, from 2 pm (EDT)/1 pm (CDT) until service time at 3 pm (EDT)/2 PM (CDT) at Corinth Baptist Church in Hosford.
All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).
With questions still looming in the community over the recent death of Blountstown Middle School coach, Tranum McLemore, The County Record is taking an investigative journalism approach to finding answers. When issues are raised, particularly when it comes to government operations, it is the media’s responsibility to hold those in authority accountable. This is not finger pointing, it is not an effort to accuse; it is the role of the media to inform the public when concerns arise.
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It’s official: Calhoun and Liberty counties remain two of the safest places to live in the sunshine state. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) released the 2011 Annual Uniform Crime Report with Liberty County in the number one spot for lowest crime rate and Calhoun County coming in second. [Full Story »]
The Blountstown High School Chorus, under the direction of Janet Edewaard and Angel Spurling, did an outstanding job presenting Broadways’s “Guys and Dolls” Thursday and Friday in the school auditorium.
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Apr. 24: Curtis Garrett, sale of cocaine,conspiracy to sell crack; Lisa Ammons, manufacture of meth, listed chemicals, poss. of meth; Delandon Reed, sale of cocaine, conspiracy to sell crack; Tracy Pullam, manufacture of meth, listed chemicals, poss. of meth; Michael Ammons, manufacture of meth, listed chemicals, poss. of meth
Apr. 25: Lisa Ammons, state VOP; Christy Graybill, domestic battery
Apr. 26: Casey Byrd, poss. of meth, manufacture of meth, state VOP; Ronnie B. Creamer, poss. of meth, manufacture of meth, state VOP, escape
Apr. 27: William Kaleb Stacy, possession of a firearm by felon, petit theft; Willie Smith, sale of cocaine; Lamar Peterson, sale of cocaine; Wyatt Newton, listed chemicals, poss. controlled substance
Apr. 29: Tyler Womble, poss. l/t 20 grams, tampering with evidence, FTA warrant [Full Story »]