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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Nick Finch has filed his intent to run for Liberty County sheriff. He is running with no party affiliation. Finch will face the winner of the democratic primary between Henry Hamlin and incumbent Donnie Conyers.
Thomas Flowers has filed his intent to run for Calhoun County Commissioner in district 5. He will face incumbent Harold Pickron in the democratic primary Aug. 14. The winner will go up against Charles "Chic" Wood (NPA) in the general election Nov. 6.
Tomasi F. Matautia has filed his intent to run for Calhoun County Sheriff. He is running with no party affiliation. Matautia will go up against Poney B. Adams (R), James "Jimmy" Baggett (NPA), Kenneth B. Futch (NPA), Earl Hunt (NPA), and Adam Terry (NPA) in November, along with the winner of the democratic primary between Glenn Kimbrel and Roman Wood.
Edward Holley has filed his intent to run for Calhoun County School Board member in district 1. Holley served from 1988-2000 in the post. He will face incumbent Danny Ryals on the ballot in the non-partisan race.
A single vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Liberty County man. Preston Michael Myers, 27, of Bristol, was pronounced dead at the scene of the Gadsden County accident that occurred Saturday night. More details in this week's print edition.
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 »]