The votes are in with Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders winning in Calhoun County's Presidential Preference Primary Tuesday. Totals are as follows:
Jeb Bush 16
Ben Carson 18
Chris Christie 1
Ted Cruz 356
Carly Fiorina 2
Jim Gilmore 0
Lindsey Graham 0
Mike Huckabee 5
John R. Kasich 27
Rand Paul 1
Marco Rubio 206
Rick Santorum 1
Donald J. Trump 524
Hillary Clinton 437
Martin O'Malley 225
Bernie Sanders 545
According to Supervisor of Elections Margie Laramore, 221 voters changed parties since Jan. 1, becoming Republicans. Eight switched to the Democratic party and three claimed no party affiliation.
Calhoun County has 7471 registered voters. Of those, 2397 (32.08%) cast ballots in the Presidential Preference Primary.
The Board of Directors for Calhoun Liberty Hospital and Hospital CEO Ruth Attaway today announced the hospital has engaged Alliant Management Services to bring professional management services to the the hospital. Attaway will transition her responsibilities as hospital administrator and CEO to Interim CEO James Heizenrater, FACHE beginning this week and will assume the role of Chairman of the Board.
“I feel like I was put in this position for a purpose, and that purpose was to save our hospital,” said Attaway. “Now that we’re moving in the right direction, this company and Mr. Heizenrater will be able to carry through with that mission, and I am excited about this new position of leadership for our Board of Directors.”
Alliant will provide oversight of the day-to-day operations of the hospital and lead the strategic direction of the organization. The Board of Directors, led by Attaway, will maintain its role as the governing body of the hospital and will continue to exercise its control over its affairs.
Mrs. DeAnna Elizabeth (Cook) Whittington, 51, of Blountstown, FL, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Tallahassee, FL.
DeAnna was born on March 9, 1965, in Orlando, FL, to Dee and Alma (Barton) Cook. She worked as an administrative assistant for Dacar Fire Protection for a number of years. DeAnna was a member or the Assembly of God faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dee and Alma (Barton) Cook.
Survivors include her loving husband of 21 years, Hilldon (Buckshot) Whittington, of Blountstown; one son, Jared Dee Henderson, of Blountstown; two daughters, Jennifer Mullins and her husband, Vince, of Quincy, FL, and Jessica Coleman and her husband, Patrick, of Blountstown; one brother, DeWayne Dee Cook, of Lodi, NJ; one sister, Cheri White of Meridian, IN, and her children, Rheanon Nicole Hosko and Victor Baca; and five grandchildren, Danielle Mullins, Jada Coleman, Alaric Mullins, Patrick Coleman, and Ryan Henderson.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 2:00 PM (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown with Reverend Michael Morris officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Altha. The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 13, at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel from 6:00 until 8:00 PM (CDT).
All funeral arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).
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Miss Frances Elizabeth Stone, 79, passed away at Jackson Hospital in Marianna Wednesday, March 2, 2016, after a short illness. She was surrounded by her loving family as she peacefully joined her heavenly family.
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