The Altha Town Council voted 3-2 last week to close the Altha Police Department. However, Mayor Wes Johnston is awaiting confirmation from the Council’s attorney, Matt Fuqua, to determine if the decision is legal.
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Jed Hiers, the former president of C & L Bank of Bristol, has pled not guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and making false entries into the books and records of a federally-insured bank.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Rhew-Miller, Hiers was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge William C. Sherill, Jr. Wednesday afternoon and entered a not guilty plea.
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Growing up above a funeral home in downtown Panama City, Steve Southerland has literally spent his life surrounded by business. So when he became fed up with private enterprise being over-regulated and government running amok with taxpayer dollars, he decided enough was enough. He threw his hat in the ring and hit the high road to Washington, garnering a seat as the U.S. Representative for district 2. [Full Story »]
Three Calhoun County schools are celebrating “A” grades issued by the Florida Department of Education.
Blountstown Elementary, Blountstown Middle and Carr School all received their “A” report cards last week. Grades for Altha and Blountstown High will be coming soon. High school grades are released on a different schedule and, since Altha is a PreK through 12th grade school, the entire Altha score is delayed until high school scores are available. [Full Story »]