Sheriff David Tatum has been advised of a scam in the region involving newspaper subscription sales. A tall (approximately 5’9”) lean white male with dark hair driving a dark gray Suburban SUV with a woman inside has reportedly been soliciting for newspapers. The scam first began in Dothan, then spread to Jackson County. The Sheriff's Office received a tip that the scam is now occurring in Calhoun County, however, no official complaints have been filed. The couple reportedly requires cash-only payments and refuses any checks for subscriptions. Be aware that The County Record has no one outside the newspaper office selling subscriptions.
Adam Terry, a lieutenant at the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, has filed his letter of intent to seek the sheriff’s post. He is running with no party affiliation. Terry will be on the general election ballot Nov. 6 with Poney B. Adams (R), James “Jimmy” Baggett (NPA), Kenneth B. Futch (NPA), and Earl Hunt (NPA), as well as the winner of the democratic primary between Roman Wood and Glenn Kimbrel.
Richmond Broward Pitts has entered the race for Calhoun County Tax Collector. He is running with no party affiliation. Pitts will face the winner of the democratic primary between incumbent Becky Trickey-Smith and Ruby K. Clark. The primary is set for Aug. 14 with the general election Nov. 6.
Calhoun County Judge Kevin Grover will remain in office another term as he has been unopposed. Today at noon was the last day for any candidates to qualify in judicial races. Congratulations to Judge Grover!
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.