Lee Lee Brown has filed his letter of intent to run for county commissioner in district 1. He is running as a democrat and will go up against Fred D. Blankenship and Nathan Goodman in the democratic primary Aug. 14. The top vote getter will go up against the republican primary winner between Glenn A. Byler and Jerry Guilford, along with James Grover (NPA), in the general election Nov. 6.
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 »]
Glenn A. Byler has filed his letter of intent to run for county commissioner in district 1. He is running as a Republican and will face Jerry Guilford in the primary Aug. 14. Nathan Goodman and Fred Blankenship will face off on the democratic ballot that same day. The winner of both the republican and democratic primary elections will go up against James Grover (NPA) in the general election Nov. 6.
Poney B. Adams has filed his letter of intent to run for Calhoun County Sheriff. He is running as a Republican. Adams will go up against the winner of the democratic primary between Roman Wood and Glenn Kimbrel, as well as three candidates running with no party affiliation - James "Jimmy" Baggett, Kenneth Futch and Earl Hunt. The general election is set for Nov. 6.
Do you want to be in a TV commercial? The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown will be filming a TV commercial on Tuesday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Settlement is looking for locals to portray "regular folks having a good time at the Settlement." Please arrive no later than 10:30 a.m. central time. Dress in normal clothing. Bring your kids or grandkids and a sack lunch.
The family of Tranum McLemore is requesting an independent investigation of his death case.
According to Klenton McLemore, the brother of the BMS coach who died at his Bristol home April 4 from multiple gunshot wounds, he feels there are too many inconsistencies in the case. Klenton says he is not convinced his brother's death is a suicide.
McLemore is requesting Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi appoint a state attorney outside the Liberty County area to investigate the matter.
In addition, McLemore is asking the public for their assistance. He asks anyone with information on this case to please contact him at 334-701-3645. You may remain anonymous.
A sausage wrap sale will be Friday morning, Apr. 6, from 6:30 a.m. until on the corner of SR 20 and 71 in Blountstown to raise funds for the BHS Tiger weighlifting team's trip to the state finals in Kissimmee. Come out and support the Tigers! Wraps are selling for only $2 each.
Glenn Kimbrel, the former Blountstown Police Chief, has filed his letter of intent to run for Calhoun County Sheriff. He is running as a democrat. Kimbrel will face Roman Wood in the democratic primary. The winner will go up against James "Jimmy" Baggett, Ken Futch and Earl Hunt (all NPA) in the general election in November.
Liberty County Sheriff Donnie Conyers has provided more details on last Wednesday night's death of Blountstown Middle School coach, Tranum McLemore.
"She had to leave to save her life," Sheriff Conyers says of Winter McLemore, Tranum's wife. Sheriff Conyers went on to say McLemore had become violent with Winter during an argument, to the point he was choking her.
As she left the house, Sheriff Conyers says Winter reported hearing two gunshots. A neighbor confirmed hearing the shots and seeing Winter running from the house. The neighbor reported hearing multiple shots after Winter drove away.
Sheriff Conyers says Winter's clothing was tested for gun powder residue and she is not a suspect. "She didn’t kill him," he tells The County Record. "I’m convinced it was self-inflicted and there was nobody else involved."
More details will be reported in this week's print edition of The County Record, on news stands Wednesday morning.
Get your pitching arm warmed up and come dunk-a-deputy tonight (Friday, April 6) at the Moonlight Market in downtown Blountstown! The festivities are from 5 to 8 p.m. with 70 vendors along North Pear Street from the redlight to the M & B Train, as well as on the greenspace next to Centennial Bank.
The dunking booth will be located on North Pear Street in front of the Blountstown Police Department and El Jalisco. First in the booth will be Calhoun County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Eddie Dalton scheduled for the 5 p.m. slot.
Come out for a night of free train rides, delicious food, all sorts of arts & crafts and music by DJ Britt Kent. The Easter bunny, Mr. Pig from the Piggly Wiggly, and Hot Spot the Fire Dog will be on hand to visit with the little ones. The Preble-Rish Art Gallery will be open, along with downtown restaurants, Main Street Station and El Jalisco.
North Pear Street will be closed, but parking is available behind Centennial Bank, Diamond Corner, El Jalisco, Magnolia Square, Preble-Rish, behind the gazebo park and Bank of America, as well as the downtown spaces.
Moonlight Market is sponsored by Blountstown Main Street.
A report released Friday morning on the death of Blountstown Middle School Coach Tranum McLemore leaves many questions that may not be answered for several weeks.
According to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office (LCSO), McLemore sustained gunshot "wounds" but the agency would not confirm how many or the location of the wounds until the autopsy report has been completed. The report from LCSO Sheriff Donnie Conyers reads as follows:
"At approximately 9:15 p.m. on April 4, 2012, Mrs. Winter McLemore of Bristol, Florida, came to the Sheriff's Office to report an incident of domestic violence. Personnel at the dispatch office reported that Mrs. McLemore showed signs of having been in a struggle. Deputies were dispatched to the home located at 14222 NW Hoecake Road in Bristol.
"After arriving at the residence, deputies entered the home and discovered Mr. Tranum McLemore dead on the floor of the bedroom. Laying under the left leg of Mr. McLemore was a Ruger 9MM semi-automatic pistol.
"Sheriff Conyers requested Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to assist in the investigation with their crime scene processing unit. The crime scene investigator arrived at the home at approximately 11:00 p.m. Initial findings of the investigation suggested that Mr. McLemore had shot himself after Mrs. McLemore had fled the home. A final report may take up to 8 weeks to complete.
"After the investigation at the home was completed, the body was transported to the Medical Examiner's Office in Tallahassee, Florida, where an autopsy was performed. Preliminary conclusions of the autopsy indicate that the wounds to the body of the deceased were consistent with self-inflicted wounds. A final report will take 6-8 weeks to complete."
Sheriff Conyers concluded the report by stating, "Domestic violence is a terrible thing to be inflicted upon a family. For that reason, my office has been very aggressive in dealing with domestic violence cases and we will continue to be aggressive in such cases. My heart goes out to the families involved in this case and to their three children."