Moonlight Market originally set to be held this evening has been rescheduled for tomorrow night (Friday, Apr. 6), from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Blountstown. Due to the unpredictable weather conditions and vendors from out of town not wishing to drive in the event of rain, Blountstown Main Street decided it is best to hold the festivities on Friday night when weather is expected to be beautiful. Please come join the celebration which will include over 70 vendors with arts, crafts, food and merchandise; visits with the Easter Bunny, Hot Spot the Fire Dog, and Mr. Pig from the Piggly Wiggly; music from DJ Britt Kent; dancers and strolling performers; train rides; a dunking booth with some local deputies & officers; and so much more!!
Ray Howell, owner of Calhoun-Liberty Abstract, has filed his letter of intent to run for Calhoun County Clerk of Court. Incumbent Ruth Attaway announced Tuesday she will not be seeking re-election. Howell will go up against Attaway's daughter, Renee Attaway Crawford, along with Danny Ray Wise. All are running as democrats with the primary set for Aug. 14.
Ron Mears, a former agriculture teacher at Blountstown High School, has filed his letter of intent to run for Calhoun County Superintendent of Schools. He is running as a democrat. Mears will face incumbent Tommy McClellan in the primary election Aug. 14. The winner of the democratic primary will go up against Logan Barbee, Julie Leonard Smith and Ralph Yoder, all running with no party affiliation, in the general election Nov. 6.
Blountstown Middle School coach Tranum McLemore was found dead in his Hoecake Road home in Bristol Wednesday night.
According to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, McLemore's wife, Winter, came to their office around 9 p.m. regarding a domestic disturbance. Deputies returned with her to their home and found McLemore deceased. The couple's three children were reportedly found safe inside the residence.
Authorities will not offer a specific cause of death until the investigation has been completed. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Mobile Crime Lab arrived on scene around 11 p.m. and left early this morning. When a full report has been released, The County Record will post the updated information.
McLemore was well-loved by students and faculty at Blountstown Middle School. He recently coached the BMS baseball team in an undefeated regular season. The boys came in runners-up at the championship. McLemore has been described by parents as an outstanding coach and teacher who truly cared about the kids.
A former jail inmate has filed a federal lawsuit against Calhoun County Sheriff David Tatum and former Liberty County Sheriff Harrell Wood Revell, alleging they failed to protect her while she was behind bars.
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Two Calhoun County investigators have been commended by the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for their work in helping the agency bust a major cocaine and marijuana ring in the panhandle.
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