Altha High School had planned to celebrate homecoming this week, but the event is being rescheduled in light of the weekend death of student Nolan Musgrove.
According to teacher Russell Baggett who coordinates the homecoming events, coronation will be held Friday night, Jan. 24, during halftime of the junior varsity game. All other activities will be postponed until next week.
Musgrove, 16, was the junior class representative on the court. As previously reported, he was killed in a single vehicle traffic accident on SR 71 early Saturday. Two fellow students sustained minor injuries in the crash.
When flyers featuring scantily clad girls began circulating for an event dubbed “Buckn Naked Round 2” to be held in Blountstown, folks started wondering if strip clubs had hit the quiet Calhoun County scene.
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The Calhoun County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m. at the board room in the Extension Office on Central Avenue East. Here's the agenda for the meeting:
6:00 P.M. CALL MEETING TO ORDER
6:01 P.M. PRAYER AND PLEDGE
6:02 P.M. APPROVAL OF THE DECEMBER 3, 2013 WORKSHOP MINUTES; DECEMBER 3, 2013 REGULAR MINUTES; APPROVAL OF VOUCHERS
6:03 P.M. HOMER HIRT, RIVER WAY SOUTH
6:15 P.M. MAXIE WALDORFF, IDA BOARD
6:20 P.M. DONALD STANLEY, COUNTY ENGINEER
6:30 P.M. ANGIE SMITH, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR
6:40 P.M. JOE WOOD, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
6:50 P.M. CLERK TIME
Proposed Resolution 2013-33
7:00 P.M. ATTORNEY TIME 7:10 P.M. COMMISSION TIME
The fun continues in Calhoun and Liberty counties this weekend with more Christmas festivities on both sides of the river. Here’s the lowdown:
Jingle Bell Run, Thursday, December 12, starts at Blountstown Middle School. Registration is at 5 pm and the 5k run begins at 6 pm. More details on page 6.
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Show your TIGER PRIDE Thursday, Dec. 5 at 9:45 a.m.!
Community asked to show support as BHS Tiger Football team passes through headed to State Championship
The Blountstown High School Varsity Football Team is headed to Orlando this Thursday to challenge the Trenton Tigers for the State 1A Championship title. The community is invited to show their TIGER PRIDE as the bus goes through Blountstown on their way to Orlando where they will play in Citrus Bowl Stadium Friday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. CST.
PLAN: Thursday at 9 a.m. the BHS Tigers will board a bus and head to Carr School where students will form a spirit line and cheer them on. After greeting students and getting lots of high-fives, players will reload the bus, and head back to Blountstown. Estimated time of arrival through town is 9:45 a.m.
The bus will travel east on Hwy. 20, circle Magnolia Square, then turn onto Hwy. 71 N as they head to Blountstown Middle School where they will greet students. From there, they will drive through the Blountstown Elementary campus, then make their final stop at Blountstown High School before traveling up Hwy. 69N to I-10.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT: The community is asked to line Hwy. 20 from the West End Quick Pic to Magnolia Square, and on Hwy. 71 from the red light to Folsom Avenue, where the bus will enter the BMS campus. Estimated time of pass through town will be 9:45 a.m. The team will be escorted through Blountstown by the Blountstown Fire Department’s Engine #1.
Show your Tiger Pride, and help cheer on our boys! BHS STRONG!
Results for the Blountstown City Council runoff election were in after press time last night. Ronnie Williams, Sr. came out on top with 151 votes to David Blair's 121. According to the Calhoun County Supervisor of Elections Office, the City of Blountstown has 1456 registered voters meaning only 18.6 percent showed up at the polls to cast their ballots.