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 »]
In response to ongoing questions surrounding the death of Blountstown Middle School coach Tranum McLemore, The County Record has requested several public records from the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office. Several items have been received and are currently being reviewed.
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When a Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) investigator and a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) trooper began investigating suspicious activity at an Altha home over a year ago, they had no idea the kind of case they were about to crack. But after a little digging, it was clear they had stumbled upon a major drug ring with ties to a Mexican cartel. [Full Story »]